Plants ot Draper, Greenvgle> leoksvlHe, Mount Hoily, SmithfieW and Spray* N. C; Fioldale, Vq.; ColumboJ Ga. and Aybum, K Y,
Spray, N. C., July 27, 1964
S Million Man-Hour Safety Record Set
“nimissioner of Labor Frank Crane presents Award of Honor to Patricia Taylor,
accepts it on behalf of Automatic Blanket Plant employees. At right, R. F.
®>bIeson, plant manager, holds Award of Excellence given by Fieldcrest Mills.
L H. Hance To Join Fieldcrest Mills Inc.
His Post As President Of
®titute Of Textile Technology
sti?*; L. H. Hance, president of the In-
® of Textile Technology since 1953,
liljj, ’'^signed and will join — ■ ■ ■
hf Inc., September 1 as di
Dr. Hance is a member of Phi Kappa
Phi, holder of the Norris Medal for dis
tinguished scholarship at Clemson Col-
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j)j. 7’ oepiemoer i as division vice
^Qent for research and engineering,
hgj. new appointment was announced
Of Harold W. Whitcomb, president
j^ieldcrest Mills, Inc.
Cqi/' Hance is a graduate of Clemson
tlig where he became a member of
tutg ^'^ulty. He later attended the Insti-
Textile Technology, receiving
^ the M.S. and the Ph.D. degrees,
the completion of his graduate
as g he joined the staff of I.T.T.
associate. He was then ap-
^ chairman of the committee on
ernic studies and later w'as assist-
In 1953, he be-
P^'esident of the —
*iU(jj^®P^city was associated with a large
''VliQ of progressive textile companies
I) support I.T.T.
World War II, he served for
s in the infantry and was dis-
Sed with the rank of captain.
DR. L. H. HANCE
Awards Presented To Employees
Of Automatic Blanket Plant For
Outstanding Safety Achievement
Employees of the Automatic Blanket
Plant have received awards for their
five million man-hour safety record
which R. F. Sambleson, mill manager,
described as “far better than any in
Fieldcrest Mills or in the industry.”
At a safety awards picnic in the
Smithfield Recreation Park, attended by
employees and their families, Frank
Crane, North Carolina Commissioner of
Labor, presented an Award of Honor,
the highest award given by the Na
tional Safety Council. The award was
accepted on behalf of all of the em
ployees by Mrs. Patricia Taylor.
An Award of Excellence given by
Fieldcrest Mills, Inc. was accepted for
the Automatic Blanket Plant by Mr.
In addition, Stanton L. Blaylock, in
dustrial safety inspector for the North
Carolina Department of Labor, present
ed a second consecutive blue ribbon
award as a Certificate of Safety
Achievement, given jointly by the North
Carolina Department of Labor and the
U. S. Department of Labor.
The blue ribbon award was accepted
by Mrs. Patsy Johnson for the em
ployees. Both Mrs. Taylor and Mrs.
Johnson are sewing operators and were
among the first persons employed when
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White Sale To Open
At Store This Week
Outstanding values will be offered
by the Fieldcrest Store during its third
annual August White Sale which gets
under way this week and continues
through August 31.
In the Fieldcrest Shop, the usual 30
per cent discount allowed employees
will be applied to the already low sale
prices for first quality merchandise,
enabling Fieldcrest employees to realize
The Thrift Shop will have its usual
thrifty values plus a great many new
items which have been added and of
fered at tremendous savings.
The employee discount does not apply
to purchases in the Thrift Shop where
the merchandise is sold at the same
price to employees and the public.