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MARSHALL FIELD & COMPANY. INC.
Manufacturing Division, Sprav North Carolina
Monday, February 15, 1943
Marshall Field & Co.
Announce Change In
Military Service Bonus
Notices are being placed on the Com
pany bulletin boards to the effect that
beginning February 1, 1943, a few
changes are to be made in our policy
of paying a bonus to all employes en
tering the armed service. Hitherto we
have paid full bonus to employes wjio
have worked more than three months,
a policy that, while meeting with our
full moral approval, nevertheless pre
sents financial problems which we can
It is obvious that an employe of long
standing should receive a larger bonus
than one who had been in our employ
only a few months. We are all-out
for every one of our men in service
• but we want to do what is right and •
just to all and for that reason the fol
lowing schedule of bonus payments is
now in effect:
Employes who have had continuous
service for less th¥n three months will
receive no bonus.
Employes who have between three
and six months service with the com
pany will receive one week’s pay as
Employes who have between six and
nine months service with the company
will receive two weeks’ pay as bonus.
Employes who have between nine and
twelve months service with the com
pany will receive three weeks’ pay as
Employes who have twelve months
and over of service with the company
will receive four weeks’ pay as bonus.
The bulletin further states that em
ployes who were in our employ before
February 1, 1943 are not affected by
this change. They will continue to
receive the full four weeks! bonus upon
entering the armed service.
In other respects, the original policy
V . . . —
• Girls; Creatures who are fond of
pretty clothes, but are not necessarily
wrapped up in them.
He: “I’m rather good at imitating
any bird you can name.”
She: “Yes? How about imitating a
Rayon Has Party
Honoring Miss Clifton
Miss Edith Clifton, of the Rayon
Mill, was guest of honor at a party
held at the old employment office on.
Wednesday, February 3. Miss Clifton,
who leaves this week to join the WAAC,
was one of the most popular employes
at Rayon Mill, as was attested by the
large crowd and the splendid gifts
showered upon her. In addition to em
ployes of the third floor of the Rayon
Mill, who were fellow employes of
Miss Clifton, many of the company of
ficials attended the party and everyone
had a fine time.
At the height of the party Miss Clif
ton was called to the center of the
floor, where Foreman Bob Hornbuckle
presented her with a crisp fifty dollar
bill, a gift of her former fello-\y em
ployes. Following that Mrs. H. C.
Richardson presented Miss Clifton with
a lovely house coat and other equally
useful and beautiful things.
pancing enlivened the evening, and
delicious refreshments kept anyone from
being hungry. Several games that af
ford much amusement were enjoyed.
Safety pictures were shown, which
caused much discussion and favorable
In the pictures above are shown, left
to right. Miss Josephine Smith, of the
Woolen Mill, who also leaves soon for
the WAAC, and Miss Clifton. The oth
er picture shows Miss Clifton with
three young men who left for the armed
service last Monday. They are, left to
right, Ernest Balser, Thomas Warren
and Louis Amos.
New Company President
Rose From the Ranks
The Daily News Record, the textile
man’s “Bible”, has this to say of our
newly elected president, Hughston M.
“The election of the stocky, sandy-
headed, vigorous executive . . . comes
as no surprise to the trade. Mr. Mc
Bain, who at 40 becomes president,
started with the firm 20 years ago as
a bill adjuster . . . Mr. McBain is prob
ably the youngest president Field’s ever
had, and aside from Mr. Field, has at
times served as, head of each of its
three chief divisions.”
It further says that like Mr. Corley,
the, retiring president, Mr. Me Bain
started in a minor position and worked
his way up. We all recall that Mr.
Corley started at $4 per week and at
tended law school at the same time.
Mr. McBain becomes the sixth pres
ident of Marshall Field & Co.
V . . . —
Customer; “Will this suit hold its
Salesman: “Absolutely, that suit is
made of pure virgin wool.”
Customer: “I don’t care about the
morals of the sheep. Will it hold its