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Two Named To Supervisory Positions
Richard Whitlow (right, above) who has been employed
assistant supervisor of the Tabulating Department is shown
^ith C. F. Kelly, head of the department. Mr. Whitlow is a
^3tive of Rocky Mount, Virginia. From 1945 to 1947 he served
the Army, attached to the machine record unit at the general
headquarters in Tokyo. Immediately before coming here he
in cost work at Angle Silk Mills, Inc., Rocky Mount.
Fieldale Lions Club Receives Charter
William B. Chambley, (center) presi-
of the newly-organized Fieldale
~ions club, is shown with officials of
^'ons International following charter
^I'esentation ceremonies for the Fiel-
ale club on November 26. Mr. Chamb-
is foreman of carding and spinning
the Towel Mill. At left is Dr. E. E.
past international president, and
right is Paul L. Yost, district gover-
participants on the program.
^OND A Y,
Charter officers and directors of the
Fieldale Lions club, in addition to Mr.
Chambley as president are: R. H. Tur
ner, first vice president; E. L. Merri-
mam, second vice president; ,R. A.
Youngman, third vice president; Mario
I. Romero, secretary and treasurer;
Howard H. Joyce, Lion Tamer; M. S.
McCombs, tail twister; Franklin R.
Fulcher, R. D. Hundley, Robert Jamer-
son, J. W. Norris, Sr., directors.
Edward Gillie (shown standing) has been promoted to as
sistant foreman on the first shift in the Inspecting Department
at the Blanket Mill. He is shown with John Harkey, foreman.
Mr. Gillie was promoted from mender and formerly was head
checker and weigher and fixer on the second shift. A native
of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, he has been with Fieldcrest
for a number of years, in the Blanket and Sheeting mills.
Under Pension Plan
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the industry and it is my understand
ing that it was the first such plan in
the textile industry,” Mr. Fifield said.
He emphasized that the Fieldcrest
Pension Plan is “funded” and does Hot
depend on the current year’s earnings
of the Company. Mr. Fifield wished
the retirees good health and happiness
in their retirement and expressed the
Company’s pleasure in being able to
help arrange for the financial well
being of it’s long-service employees.
Citations concerning the service rec
ords of members of the retiring group
were read by the respective mill man
agers who also presented the first
monthly pension checks.
Mr. Frank described the rights and
privileges of retired Fieldcrest em
ployees and extended an invitation to
all of the retirees to return frequently
to the mills to visit with their former
Combined continuous service for the
retiring employees totaled 490 years,
averaging close to 30 years of con
tinuous service for each person. Mar
tin W. Hayden, retiring foreman of the
Finishing Mill Plant Service Dept., led
in length of continuous service, with
42 years and 10 months. Mrs. Pearl D.
Thompson, an early retiree, was next
with 39 years and 11 months. The third
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DECEMBER 10, 1956