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and For the Employees
MARSHALL'FIELD & COMPANY, INC,
Manufacturing Division, Spray, North Carolina
Monday, January 7, 1946
Pension Fund Now
The Company has just made its 1945
contribution to the Pension Trust Fund.
Checks aggregating $2,340,000 have been
turned over to the First National Bank
of Chicago, which administers the fund
as Trustee. These payments for the
third year of the Pension Plan increase
the value of the fund over $6,000,000.
All sums contributed by the Company
toward the support of the Retirement
Program are paid irrevocably and may
be used solely for the payment of re
tirement benefits for its employees.
Since the Retirement Program was
adopted on December 1, 1943, over 200
employees have been retired and are
now receiving a regular monthly re
tirement income. The number of re
tired employees would have been much
larger if all eligible employees had re
tired on their Normal Retirement Date.
However, due to wartime conditions, an
option was given to all those reaching
their normal retirement dates on De
cember 1, 1944, and 1945 to continue in
the service of the Company until July
1, 1946. Several hundred employees
will retire on that date, and thereafter
employees will be expected to retire not
later than their Normal Retirement
Date—the December 1 nearest their
1945 Income Tax
X-Ray Unit To
Visit All Mills
The X-ray machine, that wonderful
instrument that will tell you postively
the condition of your lungs, etc., will
visit every mill in the community dur
ing the next two months and it is urgent
ly hoped that everyone will take advan
tage of this opportunity that may not
come again for a long time.
Below is the schedule the X-ray Unit
will maintain in the mills
Karastan—January 7, 8, 9.
Bedspread—January 10, 11.
Finishing Mill and Central Warehouse
Building—January 14, 15, 16, 17.
Woolen—January 21, 22.
Spray Cotton—January 23, 24.
Leaksville Woolen—January 28.
Blanket and Sheeting—January 29 to
The Company has been required by
law to deduct withholding tax from all
employees. This is required even though
total earnings will not exceed the ex
emptions allowed by law.
Before January 31, 1946, the Company
will deliver to each of its employees a
form W-2 showing the amount of wages
he has been paid by the Company in
1945 and the amount of income tax with
In the case of veterans of World War
II and others who have recently been
employed and have not earned enough
money above the exemption to owe any
tax, it is likely that they may be due a
refund by the government. You should
file a tax return on the form W-2, send
it to the Commissioner of Internal Rev
enue, and, if a refund is due you by the
Government, check for the amount of
the refund will be mailed you by the
School of Journalism
To Open This Week
Plans for the new School of Journa
lism have been completed, and Larry
Richards, Training Director, announces
that everything is ready. Otis Marlowe,
graduate of the University of North Car
olina School of Journalism, and a former
newspaper editor and manager, will be
the instructor. Classes will be held, in
Mr. Richard’s office once a week; “the
date of meeting will be decided after
classes have been organized.
Membership in this class will not be
confined to those who hope or expect to
take up journalism as a profession or
hobby. Knowledge of word formation,
etc. will be a great help in writing let
ters, making out reports and like things.
It is hoped that all Mill Whistle re
porters will take advantage of this op
portunity as well as others, whose work
requires writing. All who are interested
will send their names to the Mill Whistle
office and classes will be formed imme
Please send your name at once, so we
can start the classes this week.
Asked to explain his outstanding suc
cess, a Western dry cleaner attributes
it to all husbands who open milk bot
tles with their thumb.
Captain Dorus Williams
Awarded Silver Star
In the “N. C. State College News” for
November' there is an article of much
interest to local people. It reads, in part:
“Capt. Dorus C. Williams has been
awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in
action against the enemy on Okinawa. ..
In awarding Capt. Williams, Major
General J. L. Bradley cited him as fol
lows: When a left flank rifle company
was pinned down and was receiving
heavy enemy mortar, and heavy sniper
fire which made it impossible to evacu
ate the wounded. Captain (then first
lieutenant) Williams left his own com
pany, which at that time was in re
serve, and volunteered to lead a litter
squad through the enemy fire to evacu
ate the wounded, he crawled two hun
dred yards through an open field and
under enemy cross fire and personally
led the litter squad to the badly wound
ed men. Realizing the necessity for a
better route to evacuate the wounded.
Captain Williams left the aid men to
care for the wounded and made a re
connaissance through an enemy mine
field where he blew up six mines, thus
making a safe route over which he led
the aid men to the rear enabling the
quick evacuation of all the casualties
without additional loss of life. Captain
Williams’ gallant and courageous act is
in keeping with the highest military
Capt. Williams also holds the Combat
Infantry Badge and Purple Heart.
Captain Williams, well known to us
Manufacturing Division folks as ”D. C.,”
formerly worked at Finishing Mill and
was a fine athlete. His brother, Claude,
now residing in Graham, was formerly
superintendent of the Sheeting Mill.
SIMPLE SILVER PLATER
Home handymen now can silver plate
worn plumbing fixtures, dinner ware,
metal fittings and other household items
with a simple plug-in electro-plater that
requires no previous experience to oper
Girl: “Young fellow, why aren’t you
in a uniform?”
Young Man: “For the .same reason
that you are not in a beauty show—a
matter of sheer, absolute physical un