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$1.00 PER HOUR MINIMUM TO
BE EFFECTIVE MARCH 1, 1956
Effective March 1, 1956, the mini
mum hourly wage for industry will be
increased to $1.00 per hour. This new
rate becomes law under the Fair Labor
Standards Act as amended by the 83rd
Congress. The present hourly minimum
wage is 75^ per hour.
The new minimum wage establishes
$ 1.00 as the minimum rate to be paid
hourly workers. It also establishes
$1.00 as the minimum to be paid work
ers on piece rates. Employees on piece
rates will still be paid whatever they
earn according to their production, but
not less than $1.00 per hour.
Employees who, after March 1,
1956, do not earn $1.00 per hour must
be paid the difference between their
earnings and the $1.00 minimum. The
earnings for piece workers are comput
ed each week and the difference, if any,
is applied to each week's pay.
The regulations for the application
of the minimum hourly wage have not
been changed except for the increase
from 75^ per hour to $1.00 per hour.
Officials of Adams-Millis Corpora
tion expect little difficulty for piece
workers in maintaining the $1.00 per
hour minimum. Some adjustments will
be made in order that full compliance
can be made with the new law.
Annie Finney and Myrtle Burch
field, both Plant #1 employees, andAllie
Cole, retired employee of Adams-
Millis Corporation, entertained Laura
Choplin, another retired employee of
Plant #1, with a birthday dinner on
November 1, 1955. Sorry--they aren't
saying which birthday anniversary
The Cup That Steers
If, in the holiday jollity,
You’re tempted to up-load,
Instead of a ‘fast one’
Please make that last one
Coffee—‘One for the Roadl’
MUST BE SIGNED
Many of our group insurance claims
for accident and health benefits, hospi
talization and surgery have to be return
ed to the employees for their signa
tures. In filing your group insurance
for yourself or your dependents, be sure
you have filled in and signed the blanks
where "Claims For Benefits" is indi
Many claims are received in our
office where the employee has signed
the portion of the blank, "Assignment
of Insurance Benefits." When you sign
in the space authorizing payment direct
ly to the hospitaler physician, you have
merely indicated that the check is to be
made direct to the hospital or physician.
The claim cannot be paid, however, un
til you have signed your name on the
proper blank under the heading, "Claim
For Benefits." All claims not signed
by you in the section "Claims For Bene
fits" must be returned to you for your
signature, causing a delay in the pay
ment of your claim.
Making payment to your doctor or
to the hospital is optional on your part.
You can assign your group insurance
over to the hospital or doctor and pay
the difference, if any, to the physician
or hospital. If you wish to have the pay
ment made directly to you, you do not
sign the space on the form entitled,
"Assignment of Insurance Benefits'.'
Payments for most; claims, except
death claims are made in our office
each Wednesday. Drafts for same are
written on that date and sent to you or
You can assure prompt payment by
seeing that your claims are properly
signed before turning them in. It is the
desire of Adams—Millis Corporation and
The Equitable Life Assurance Society
of the United States to make all pay
ments as promptly as possible.
It is better to see where we are going.
Than to remember where we have been**