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TOKEN OF ONE MILLION MANHOURS
Mr. Colson of Liberty Mutual Insurance Company is presenting tlie safety plaque to Bob Bums.
back at work after being out with pneu
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Floyd have
their daughter Marie visiting them
from South Carolina.
Mary Hendricks’ brother Leo is ex
pecting a discharge from the Army
soon, after four years in scnice.
Mrs. Johnson recently received word
that licr son Jinnny has been promoted
to Seaman 1/C.
Mildred Dodson is back with us aft
er being awa\- for awhile. Glad to
have you back, Mildred.
Wade Walker visited our good
friend, the dentist, recently.
A hearty welcome to these new em-
plovccs: John Miles, Richard Camp
bell, Elbert Justice — all of whom are
veterans — and Minnie and Alvin Phil
lips, who arc newlyweds. Alvin was re
cently discharged from the Navy.
W'c are sorry to lose Bill Everall, our
overseer on third shift. We extend a
wclcome to Deunie Hutchens wlio is
our new foreman.
Not only is sickness claiming human
beings lately, but animals as well. Janie
Bowers’ dog Laddie is in the hospital
\\’e are glad to report tliat Mr. Mnl-
lis’ grandson is much better now aftei
being ill for several weeks.
Both Virginia Doty and her daugh
ter, Karen, were sick for several days
Our dee])cst sympathies are with
Anne Garrett in the loss of her father
The new face around the office is
Ed Williams, who is doing detail work
for Mr. Bell. Ed came to Hillcrest
from Judson Mills, Greenville, S. C.,
but had formerly worked at High Point
Eleanor Parleir, Hillcrest payroll
clerk, became the bride of Melvin
Walker on January 29, 1945. The wed
ding took place at the Highland Meth
odist Parsonage with Rev. S. W. John
son performing the ceremony. Eleanor
came to work in the Hillcrest office in
1943. Melvin is well known to High
Pointers in the athletic field and is
playing with the Triangle basketball
team this season. He leaves for spring
training on March 3 and will play with
the Jersey Giants this summer.
FIRS T SHIFT
Birthday congratulations are in order
for Grace Honeycutt, whose birthday
was February 10. She is also the proud
owner of a “sparkler” for the third
finger of her left hand.
Little Brenda Carroll, daughter of
Eula Carroll, is to observe her birthday
February 29; but, since there isn’t any
such day this year* she’s a lucky girl
because she won’t 'grow old fast only
ha\ing birthdays every four years.
This isn’t such a large world after
all. Ruby Gray was expecting her hus
band to come homf with his discharge
from the Na\-y; lipwever, she didn’t
expect their first greeting to take ]>lace
where it did. She had gotten on the
bus to go home; and, as she was going
to the back of it to find a seat, a polite
gentleman got up and said, “Lady,
here's a seat.” When she looked to
see who had spoken, it was none other
than her husband.
Murry Wliite is back on his job after
being out for several days due to sick
.\ hearty wclcome is extended to
Joe Perry, John Bowen, and Dewey
Gunter, who are the new boys in the
redrawing and winding departments.
Virginia Pearson finds that being
\oung has more advantages than one
Iwausc it helised to get her a transfer
to first shift. Charles Coltrane was re
cently transferred to first shift from
Nannie Carter had as her recent
guest her cousin. Major D. C. Swaim.
Mollie Hutchens has an addition to
her family since the marriage of her
Daughter Lois to George Newsom on
Belated birthda\- greetings are ex
tended to Joseph Ward and Ruth Jack
son whose birthdays came during the
month of January'.
Edgar Mitchell has been ill with
asthma and out of work several days.
\Ve are glad to le;irn that he is able
to be on the job again.
We w e Ic o m e a new employee,
Thomas Chandler, to the first shift,
Henry Powell is back with us again
on his old job after being discharged
froni the Anny on January 8.
Ray Lamar is also back on his old
job in the commissiiry after receiving
W’illiani Southern is back on the job
after being out sick with the flu.
We are glad to have Perry Thomas |
and Ed Southern back with us on the !
second shift. ‘
Maude Styles s))ent the week-end at
her home in Bryson Cit\-.
Joe Johnson is back at work after be
ing out two weeks with the flu.
Benjamin Moflitt will be glad when
the mud dries up so he can dri\e his
W’e are hap])y to lia\e Robert Hes
ter as our fixer. We wclcome Florence
Warner to the cake winding depart
'i'ou should have seen the exj^res-
sions on Nellie and Lcxie Laster’s faces
the other evening when they opened :
their lunch. W'cll, their lunch turned
out to be a pound of butter. Just
picked u)) the wrong sack, didn't yoii, |
Wonder wh\ Faye Hodge is all
smiles these davs? Probably because her '
boy friend is hack in the States and
getting discharged. Rumors arc that
wedding bells may ring soon, too.
Dot Haynes’ husband Odcne is get- j
ting his discharge from the Army. Dot j
will go to Norfolk to meet him and '
welcome him back.
We welcome the following new- j
comers to the redrawing department: I
Bill Anthony, lidith Spivey, Minnie
Lou Blake, Mary Barnes, and Delma
Congratulations to Lillian New who
was married January 21 to Vernon Ce
cil. We wish to Lillian and N^ernon a
long happ\’ married life.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bayes had as |
their week-end guests recently Mrs. I
Elfie Calloway and daughter Ann.
James Gibson has been transferred I
from the winding department to the
We welcome the following new- j
comers to the spinning departmen'.:
Willie Gibson, Calvin Gibson, Henry |
Hedgeeock, Allen Duncan, and Ollie
N\'e’re sorry that Rettie Garner is
out sick. Hope you will soon be back
with us again, Rettie.
Fallie Keever is back to work after
being absent due to sickness and the
death of her mother-in-law. Her son.
Gene also broke his arm. W'e sin- ^
cerely hope that she will have no more j
bad luck for a long time to come.
Mr. Farlow recently visited his son
in Burlington, N. C.
Have you noticed how sad Mollie
and George Parks have been looking '
lately? 'I’hey haven't been able to go ;
to Flint Hill since their truck broke '
W’e are glad to see Willie Haynes
/^ocu J)o h/f Co^pahe, ?
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Comparison made between the average wage paid employees in 25 major manufacturing con
cerns and average wages paid Burlington Mills employees today indicates that probably no other
industry during the past five years has improved the real wages of employees to the extent of the
Resulting from the February 4 wage increase the Burlington employee earns in base wages
197 more than he did in January, 1941. lliis compares with a 41% average increase for manufac
turing concerns as reported in the I^eceniber, 1945, National Industrial Conference Board Busi
ness Records. Assuming that as a result of current wage discussions industry w'ill raise base rates an
a\crage of 15'/, the wages of the Burlington employee will still have been raised 17% more than
that of the average manufacturing worker based on January 1, 1941, base results. This is the date
the Little Steel Formula went into effect.
Since Burlington employees arc given the opportunity for six-day employment, this percentage
increase can more than double take-home pay o\er income recei\ed five years ago. Industry gen
erally lias returned to a scheduled 40-hour week which eliminates for most manunicturing workers
this possibility of increasing earnings through overtime pay.
Basis for statistics used comes from the United States Dejjartment of Labor Statistics.