J^lELOCneST Plants ot Draper, Greenvgle> leoksvlHe, Mount Hoily, SmithfieW and Spray* N. C; Fioldale, Vq.; ColumboJ Ga. and Aybum, K Y, lOL. XXIII Spray, N. C., July 27, 1964 No. 2 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. b . 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- (Continued on Page Four) Fieldcrest 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- tech: nical director. In 1953, he be- Institute and ant 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 9rj s in the infantry and was dis- Sed with the rank of captain. DR. L. H. HANCE L 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. Sambleson. 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 (Continued on Page Four) 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 double savings. 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.