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Monday, August 3, 1942
The response to our “Name Contest'’
was all we had hoped it would be—■
and more! Most of the names sub
mitted showed that a good deal of
time and thought lay behind the name
suggested and there were so many
good, , appropriate titles that we wish
there were several prizes to be award
Some of the titles that were par
ticularly clever had to be discar'ded
for various reasons, some of them
carried the words “Victory”, “War”,
etc., and since ,we hope to carry on
with this paper after the war is won
such a name would not be appropriate.
Others—many others—used the title
“Tri-City”, seemingly forgetting that
Fieldale is a part, and a very important
part, of our organization. And still
others prefaced their title with “Field-
ale”, which would have left out the
The judges, Garry Willard, John
Powell and Dick Tuttle, after much
study and consideration, finally select
ed the title, “The Mill Whistle,” sub-
^tted by Bill Clarke, of Draper, and
Leavitt, of the Woolen Mill, as
g the one most suggestive of what
j^ish the paper to be, as well as
its cleverness and snappy appeal.
Under the rules of the contest, in
case of a tie the prize was to be
awarded to the person first submitting
the winning name. However, the pub
lication committee has decided that
both Clarke and Leavitt should re
ceive the full award and each will be
presented a $25 War Bond.
The editors wish to thank everyone
who sent in a name and greatly ap
preciate their interest in the contest.
Father And Son
Adolph, Benito and Hirohito
—the three blind mice. Make
them run with ten percent of
your income in War Bonds
every pay day.
Yonng Fello'w At 91
If you think you are getting too old
to work just take a good look at the
young fellow in the above pictui’e. He
is J. C. Chandler and is now in his
ninety-first year, working as regular
ly as a clock and physically able to do
a good deal more than a mere eight
hours in the Sheeting Mill card room.
Mr. Chandler has been working for
the company more years that most
of us have been living, and he is one
of the most loyal employees any com
pany ever had. He has built himself
a home out in the country near Draper,
where he expects to retire some day
and enjoy his old age, working his
garden and puttering about the house.
This truly remarkable man is univer
sally liked and respected and his ex
ample of loyalty and perseverance is
one we might do well to follow. Our
hope is that his 100th birthday finds
him as hale and hearty as he is today.
Mrs, J. O. Thomas should be mighty
proud of her men folks. Her husband,
Lt. Thomas, of the Staff and Faculty
'of The Quartermaster School, Camp
Lee, Va., has been promoted to First
Lieutenant and her son, Kenneth, has
made the Phi Betta Kappa at Duke
University. All of us Marshall Field
folks rejoice with ■ Mrs. Thomas and
confidentially predict that many more
honors await Lt. Thomas and his son.
Buy Defense Bonds and Stamps.
Boost In 'Wages
The management has announced
that effective Monday, August,
3 there will be a general wage In.
crease of 6 cents per hour. In ad
dition there will an extra $5.00
added to the regular vacation
bonus which will be paid the week
beginning August 34th.
Most of us know that Marshall Field
& Company was the first to use cela-
nese in the manufacture of blankets.
True, there had been various attempts,
but without success, until our company
devised a practical way.
Now comes cotton rugs. Over at
Karastan Mill, we have started making
rugs from cotton and from all indica
tions the experiment is going to prove
It is understand that this cotton rug
will occupy the some place in the cot
ton rug trade that the Karastan rug
occupied in the woolen rug trade.
Because of the scarcity of raw wool
it is believed there will be a large de
mand for the new cotton product. A
company official states that while we
are making a very modest beginning,
production can be stepped up as the
demand increases. Take it from us—
when something new and better is start
ed, Marshall Field and Company will
Fieldale Man In
Army War Show
Christmas In July
Nelson McBride, foreman of Shipping
Department in Central Warehouse, re
cently received a letter from his son,
Stedman, who is a member of our
armed forces in a foreign country.
Stedman stated that he had just re
ceived his first mail in about six months
and among other things his mail in
cluded some cigarettes his Dad sent
him for Christmas, all wrapped in holi
Although the Christmas present was
several months late it was nevertheless
a real Christmas present to Stedman, as
he was. unable to buy any cigarettes at
. all where he is stationed.
Mrs. Josephine Church Shelor of the
Boarding Room reports that her hus
band, Pvt. Ewell B. Shelor, is a mem
ber of.the personnel of the spectacular
Army War Show that is now playing
in some of the larger eastern cities.
This pageant carries a personnel in
excess of 1600 people, and it is produc
ed for the benefit of the Army Emer
gency Relief Fund. This show opened
in Baltimore June 12, later showing
in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Akron, and
is now in Detroit. It was reported that
while showing in Pittsburgh, some 60,-
000 people attended a single perfor
mance. Pvt. Shelor is one of the high
ly trained personnel who places and
fires the 105 and 155 millimeter hiw-
itzers that are dragged on to the field
and fired during the pageant. The scenes
in this show are reported to be quite
thrilling, revealing a glimpse of the
United States Army under fire and
what equipment the United States pro
vides for getting the job done.