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Monday, August 17, 1942
WINNERS IN NAME CONTEST AWARDED WAR BOND
Production Manager J. Frank Wilson,
above, is shown presenting War Bonds
to the lucky winners of our Namei Con
test. Receiving his bond from Mr.
Wilson is Hal Leavitt, of Woolen Mill.
Looking on, a broad grin on his faee,
is Bill Clarke, Blanket Mill. Both of
these men submitted the name “The
Mill Whistle”, and judging from the
pleased expression on their faces they
were surprised when the judges an
nounced them winners.
Incidentally, Bill left - to join the
Marines a short while after this pic
ture was taken. He will, of course,
continue to receive The Mill Whistle,
as do all of the boys in service whose
addresses we have on file.
Another Marshall Field First!
Men are dying for the Four
Freedoms. The least we can
do here at home is to buy
War Bonds—10% for War
Bonds, every pay daj».
We all know that our company pione
ered in the use of Celanese in blankets;
that we pioneered in the manfacture
of cotton rugs in a wool rug mill. Now
we are the first to manufacture blankets
for the Army that are not the regular
O.D. 100% wool.
According to a company otficial, we
have been working for several months
on a blanket that would be satisfactory
to the Army, and one that could be
used in the barracks. As a result,
the Daily News Record, of New York
City, announced in its issue of August
7th that “Marshall Field & Co. today
was awarded an Army contract for
40,000 of 3% pound part wool (25 per
cent) barracks blankets. This repre
sents the entire amount of an experi
mental order on which about one-half
Hosiery Mill Sets Pace For War Bonds
The Mill Whistle recently learned
that the Hosiery Mill has 93.1% of the
employees participating in the War
Bond drive through payroll deduction
plan. That is something to be proud
of, and they will have a minute man
flag on display within a short while.
We congratulate the Hosiery Mill, which
will be the third plant in Henry county
to enjoy the distinction of having such
dozen offers were received Wednesday
at the Philadelphia Quartermaster De
pot under a special directive issued by
the office of the Quartermaster General
in Washington. The blankets were pur
chased at what was described as a sat
The Daily News Record, a highly
authoritive sheet, continues: “The trade
understands, as noted, that the Army
will eventually purchase about twelve
million of these blankets for use in
barracks in the United States.
“The oxford color is to be produced
by having a natural color cotton warp
with a filling of black cotton and natural
color wool to match an approved
“The finished blankets are to be
90x66 inches, with minimum thread
count per inch of 36-50 and break of
This is in line with the Marshall
Field & Co. policy of putting new and
improved goods on the market. We’ve
never been satisfied to try to turn out
a better brand of goods than our com
petitors, but we go them one better and
turn out goods of our own invention.
Truly, “Fieldcrest Goes To War” in
more ways than one.