Point-crest. volume (None) 1944-19??, February 01, 1946, Image 1
\ olunic 3 HIGH POINT WEAVING CO. and HILLCRES I' I'HROWING CO., High Point, N. C., February, 1946 No. 2 YOUR PICTURE FOR SEVEN NAMES Next Pay Check Shows Hike I From Recent Wage Boost PHOTO-QUIZ How inanv of the alx)vc can you idcntif>^Ve will run the pic ture or pictuies of employees who complete the form below correctly. When you have finished, turn your answers in to your supervisor. 1. The former personnel supervisor at High Point 2. The most serious expression in the group (near center of pic ture) 3. Most glowing bald head 4. A well dressed loom fixer who is noted for hunting 5. The truest profile 6. Known for ability to fry fish and the wTeck of “Ole” 97”.. 7. He sports a mustache and has a “bird’s eye view” Name . Dept. . Shift Twenty Veterans Back On Old Job We wclcoinc the following xctcran.-, who liave returned to High Point N\'eaving since the last issue of “Point- Crest”: I'hrowing Dept. Martin Yow, Or\ille J. Gray, Thom as Ra\ Hunt. Charles Devine, Paul R. Kvans, Carl 11. Gray, Charles E. Jen kins, Folger C. McKinney, Julian M. Gaddy, Charles Kidd, Walter Mann. Weave Room Sam Hunt, Charles E. Davis, Bu ford D. Owen. Preparatory Dept. Wesley Hutchins, James B. Brown, Otis A. York, Joseph 11. Scott. Office Shop Marvin Grant. Ralph Brenner Bond Savings Plan Will Continue As Aid To Employees •Announcement that High Point and Hillcrest will continue to endorse the system of payroll savings was made by George Gibhardt and Buck Davis, i i)lant office managers. This move is in cooperation with the Treasury Depart ment in the continued sale of E Bonds, although no organized bond drives arc in prospect on a national scale. Method of payroll savings has been m effect in the Company’s plants since 1941 when the office made available this method of systematic bond-buy- iiig. It was pointed out that while the necessary bookkeeping and handling of bond deductions takes a considerable amount of time each month and is therefore an appreciable item in office expense, the management feels that this expenditure is worthwhile, sincc it makes available a sure and practical method for encouraging emi^loyees’ savings. During the war, employees bought $4,237,217 in bonds. Results of three recent independ ently-conducted surveys point out that all America advocates the continuance of the pa>roll savings method of buy ing bonds. One such survey shows that 63% of the persons inteniewed thought it a good idea. Government agencies have reminded citizens that bond-buying is still an im portant program in cunjing inflation, paying the remainder of the war debt and saving against a rainy day. Promotion-from-within poll taken of the Company’s supervisory force showed that 81% have been upgraded to their present positions — not hired for them. This means that 679 of the 833 supenisors have been promoted from withhi. McGuire Wins Bond For JMT Proposals Dallas McGuire, General Overseer, i so far is leading man in the JM'F Pro- I posals Program at Hillaest 'I’hrowing j Company. A proud man was “Mac’ : when on January 22 he was awarded a S25 War Bond for a total of 200 points gained from JMT proposals. He lias submitted five proposals which ha\ e been accepted since the point sys tem was inaugurated, and besides the bond he received one dollar for each of the proposals. As Mac says, “Any young fellow who keeps his eyes open can find ways to make imiirovenients in the mill.” What about it, fellows? Weavers ifrop Tight Game To Erlanger In First Round Play Meeting the strong Erlanger team from Lexington in the first roiuul of Class A division in the local Y.M.C.A. tournament on Thursday, the Weavers dropped a tight game 38-31. The score was tied at the end of the regulation time and Erlanger put on an extra pe riod drive to take the game. The \\'eavcrs held a 2-point lead up until the last 17 seconds of the game and after missing free throws, Edanger tied up the game and went on to win in the extra period. • Team Beats Ossipee The W eavers journeyed to Ossipee on Friday the 8th to defeat the Ossi pee Weaving team 41-30. Prior to the game the team was entertained by the Ossipee 0\erseers’ Club at their monthly dinner meeting. llie game which followed was played at the Altamahaw High School. 'I'he Wciivers rolled up a 11-5 first quarter advantage which was started by a long shot from the Center by Thomas fol lowed by three straight field goals with “Dub” Stroud dropping some long ones. 'I'he half time found the Weavers commanding a 21-13 advan tage. In the third quarter Ossipee bounced back to tie tiie score at 25- 25 as the quarter ended. In the final period. Ballard made a quick field goal under the basket and the Weavers w’ere never headed thereiifter. Stroud led the scoring for the eve ning with 20 points and Thomas was runner up with 9 points. Starting line up included Woody Thomas, “Dub” Stroud, Hal Ballard, Harold Beane, and Ed Stumpf. Forty-eight different styles are in cluded in the “Bur-Mil” Quality pro gram. Check Reveals Rates Up 79% Over 1941 I'hursday, February 21, the chances are e\ er\- employee here at High Point and Hillcrest will receive the biggest pay check he has ' yet made on a textile job. 'T his latest wage increase announced on i January 23 became effective with the payroll period which began February' 4 and makes the eighth general lift in hourly and piece rates sincc January 1, 1941. Taken together increases in take- home pay for the jiast twehe months have realized a 25% increase in em- liloyee pocketbooks. It will be recalled that_a general raise took place in June, 1945, which together with certain other operational adjustments and rate changes undertaken since that date have incrt'ascd wages Company-wide by six million dollars a year. New rates are known by each de- isartment overseer and any questions concerning effect of the general raise on individual earnings may be an swered by him. Commenting on the increase which is made possible by rescinding of war time controls, W. 1. Spencer, Plants Manager, expressed jjleasure in an nouncing this latest wage boost. This increase is in a larger amount than anv allowed under wage stabilization, al though under these restrictions two general increases w t'-e made in Marcli. 1944, and June, l‘V5. This increase lifV the base pay of Burlington Mills employees to over /9yJ above l«ise *ales of Janaarv 1, 1941. Considering that the majority of employees cont'iuie to have the op portunity for six-d;' work, take-home pay has actu;illy more than doubled during this same period. In this action the thought was brought out by Spencer that here again Burlington Mills indicates its forward- looking attitude toward wages, main taining its position of being among the leaders in the trade to take action on wage increases and other matters to the advantage of employees.' Local Man Moves To Mooresville r Jack Guyer Jack Guyer has been transferred from Hillcrest Throwing Company to Cascade Rayon Mills to be head of the throwing division at that plant. Be fore coming to Hillcrest in 1939 he worked in the throwing and finishing departments of Adams-Nlillis for nine years. At Hillcrest he was a 5-B fore man and a winding and rcxlraw fore man, and in 1942 he was promoted to assistant superintendent. It was in that capacity that he became so well known around the mill. We at Hillcrest hate to see Jack leave us; but we know Cascade will \yelcome Jack, his wife Bertha, and his little 2Vi-year-old daughter Jerry. We wish him the best of luck in his new work. • Burlington Mills is world’s largest fabricators of man-made varns. Overseers’ Club Elects Four New Officers The Overseers’ Club of High Point Wea\ing Company enjoyed a fish sup per I’’riday, Jauuarv- 25th. which was sjjonsored by the Throwing su])ervis- ors. New officers for the forthcoming year were elected as follows: Ck-orge Gibhardt, President. Roger Griffith, V'.ice President. Ray Giles. Treasurer. Weldon Cable, Secretary. The next club meeting will be held l''ebruary 15th. .\bout 10% of all the rayon pro duced last year in the United States was consumed in all of Burlington Mills branches. NOTICE Due to an uniisiul amount of in terest among employees, the Com pany is now giving consideration to the possibility of broadening the present group insurance plan to pro vide for dependency coverage, which means that an employee’s family can be covered for hospital and surgical benefits. Announcement of any defi nite plan will be made on bulletin boards at a later date.