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Fieldcrest mill whistle. volume (Spray, N.C.) 194?-19??, September 26, 1960, Image 1

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Spray, N. C., Monday, September 26, 1960 NO. 6 '9ra Hopkins, Abbott winder tender at Blanket Mill, shows new Mutual Aid “ her husband, Elroy J. Hopkins, sealer operator at Automatic Blanket Mill. ' are to be distributed to members this week. ^ Mutual Aid Booklets To Be distributed j benefits of The United ati Association are incorporat- Jt booklet describing K ■A'd hospital-surgical plan employee in Leaksville- ,^5 latsf booklets will be distri- week to all member of j itici- Association. tile in. benefits, approved effective July 1, 1960, room rate was increas- to $12.50 per day. extras were increased from { ° ^12.50 per day (the maxi- '^'On * '®^*ras was increased from fro $125.00). surgical benefits were in- $150.00 to $200.00. I • benefits were increased klsl to $120.00. !** i(i increased benefits, the Association approved $1.00 to $1.50 effective October 1. new rate will (Co{,|. °yoes‘ payroll checks for ‘'UtlUcd on page eight) Fieldcrest Credit Union Invites New Members Have you considered joining the Field crest Mills Credit Union? Fieldcrest employees in the North Carolina mills have one of the outstand ing credit unions in the state. Organiz ed in July, 1958, the Fieldcrest Mills Credit Union has grown steadily until it now has approximately 25C0 members. These members use the Credit Union to save regularly by having a small amount deducted from each paycheck. They also use the Credit Union for low- cost loans when it is necessary ior them to borrow money. What about you? Maybe you’ll want to consider joining the Credit Union as a means of saving or for a low-interest loan when you need extra money. Make it a point to talk with the Credit Union representative at your mill and learn how you would benefit from the Credit Union. These representative are: Bob Moore, Spray area; Melvin Moore, Draper; Jones Norman, Leaks- viiie; Roger Wilkes, General Offices. Large Crowd Attends 25-Year Club Picnic Fieldcrest Mills honored its long- service employees at a picnic Saturday afternoon, September 17, in Morehead Stadium. The event was well attended by members of the 25-Year Club, com posed of 1,267 employees who have re cords ranging from 25 to over 56 years of continuous service. A highlight of the program was a talk by President Harold W. Whitcomb, who expressed the Company’s appreciation for the faithful service of the long-serv- ice employees. He praised the loyalty and skill of the veteran employees, and cited the valuable contribution they have made to the Company’s success through the years. Much Six-Day Operation He pointed out that on October 1 it will be seven years since the purchase of the mills by Fieldcrest Mills, Inc. For the past five years the mills have operated at a high rate of activity with much six-day operation resulting in a considerable amount of overtime pay for employees. Mr. Whitcomb reported on the new Morehead Memorial Hospital which Fieldcresters had a prominent part in building through their generous support of the building fund campaign. He de scribed the tremendous improvement in medical care facilities for employees and the community, and pointed to the (Continued on page four) AT PICNIC — President Whitcomb greets W. A. Blackburn, of the Mechani cal Development Department, who has over 56 years of continuous service with the Company.

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