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E MILL WHISTLE
Published by FieWcrest Mflfe, Inc. • Plants tocoted in Spray, Drcper and Leaksviile, N.Cwd Reldale, Va.
Spray, N. C., Monday, May 1, 1961
DRAPER SONGSTERS — Hitting a high note here are singers from the newly-
organized Draper YMCA Male Chorus, which Includes many Fieldcresters. From left,
Dan Squires, Dillard Stultz, Ed Gerringer, Clarence Law. See story on page seven.
Mills Lead In YMCA Membership Drives
^ Disabling Injuries
^ Mills During April
of Friday, April 28, no lost-time
had occurred in any of the
^ during the month of April. How-
•J' there was one instance in which
C April due to an injury
‘ Occurred in a previous month.
in 1961 there have been record-
cases in which time was lost due
Jijury. This is the same number that
^‘‘red in the first four months of last
iJ' 1961 injuries occurred in four
'eldcrest Mills’ accident frequency
sj, (the number of lost-time injuries
(. 'Million man-hours of operation)
V 1-60 for January through March.
V 'Compares with the accident fre-
rate of 1.84 for the entire year
'^onimenting on the safety record in
H. E. Williams, safety director,
Vd- ^^®ldcrest frequency rate is out-
■Ijt ’^Sly low as compared with the
^^bor Department’s 6.5 frequency
*' the textile industry in North
\ l^ough our frequency rate is re-
good, it is not as good as it
\ u ® nor as good as we are capable
i it. We still are going to have
hard on accident-prevention
of this year”.
I'ls On Covent Garden,
^^'*cheau Appearing In
Vj'^J^'^heau” all wool broadloom by
is promoted in a full-page,
5(1^ advertisement in the summer
Bride’s magazine which went
April 15. The illustration shows
Using Cellini Gold, one of the
this Kara-loc woven wool
^ ° appearing currently is a full-
'^plored ad on “Covent Garden
’ floral broadloom in the May
^ouse Beautiful ipagazine. The
asizes the use of Covent Garden
Vj wall-to-wall. The illustration
of the seven patterns which
Up to 58 skein-dyed colors.
^ ad Boucheau and Covent Gar-
V appeared earlier in the year in
Near-final reports indicate the 1961
Y.M.C.A. membership campaigns are
going well and the results will likely ex
ceed those of last year.
Paul L. Peterson, general secretary of
Consolidated Central Y.M.C.A., said
figures given at a report meeting April
27 showed that the campaign was about
one-third ahead of last year at the same
stage of drive.
The Consolidated Central drive was
extended from May 3 until Friday eve
ning, May 8, when a final report meet
ing will be held.
The Karastan Rug Mill and the Field-
crest plants in Spray were at the front
in the campaign along with Spray Cotton
Mills and Warren Wilson’s Leaksviile
Jones Norman is captain of the Leaks-
ville mills and Norman Young for the
Spray area mills. The Spray Cotton Mills
drive is captained by Bill Matthews.
“If the work continues as it has been
going, the 1961 campaign will be by
far our most successful drive,” Mr. Pet
erson said. He pointed out that family
memberships are being stressed with a
big increase in this classification.
Mr. Peterson announced that the “Y”
will conduct daily swimming classes at
Lynrock Pool beginning in June. Ottis
Honeycutt will be the instructor for boys
and Mrs. Katherine Moseley will in
struct the girls.
He said the “Y” has 14 teams in this
year’s young men’s church softball lea
gue which is a greater number than
ever before. The “Y” is cooperating with
the Boys Club in combined boys baseball
Instruction in tennis will be given for
youngsters and adults both at the Cen
tral Recreation Park courts and at the
new courts at Leaksville-Spray Junior
High School. Planning also is under way
for the annual day camp programs for
boys and girls.
No late reports were available on the
Draper Y.M.C.A. campaign which was to
close April 29. Frank Stein, general
secretary, said all indications point to a
successful campaign with the final re
sults being known during this coming
Mr. Stein said the Draper Y.M.C.A.
community swimming pool will open
about June 1, the official date to be an
nounced later. Swimming classes for
children six to nine years old will com
mence as soon as school is out, he said.
Classes for older groups will be con
ducted later in the season. Near the end
of the season, junior and senior lifesav-
ing instruction will be given and certi
ficates awarded by the Red Cross.