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THE MILL WHISTLE
Published by ReWcrest Mills, liK» » located in Spray, Droper ond Leaksvitle,
Spray, N. C., Monday June 26, 1961
1500,000 To Be Given In Vacation Pay
Ver SI-Million To Be Paid This Week In Vacation
^y, Regular Pay And Monthly Salary Paychecks
^cation pay for Fieldcrest employ-
j 'vili amount to over a half mil-
dollars. The vacation checks vi^ill
ji^?*stributed to eligible employees with
regular paychecks on Thursday
J'riday of this week.
^ Vacation pay, combined with the
War weekly payroll and the month-
^.^ayroll of salaried employees to be
^iday, gives a figure well in ex-
a million dollars that the com
pany will pay this week to employees
in North Carolina and Virginia.
A preliminary report by the Payroll
Department showed that 4,759 vacation
checks had been vwitten totaling $504,-
255. Of this amount $388,247 will be
paid to 3,706 employees in the North
Carolina mills and $116,008 will go to
1,053 employees of the Towel Mill at
As usual, a high percentage of the
owel Mill Holds Safety Award Barbecue
j^Ployees of the Towel Mill cele-
! their fine safety record in 1960
barbecue June 17, given them by
'-ornpany under terms of the safety
in effect at the mills,
if ® Towel Mill employees qualified
he barbecue by completing the
an accident frequency rate
t>er of lost-time injuries per mil
's i^^^'hours worked) of .39, one of
■ owest frequency rates of any mill
® fieldcrest group.
\^^ximately 1,000 persons attended
the barbecue at the softball field at
Fieldale, including a number of invited
D. E. Simons, superintendent, was
master of ceremonies and called on the
Rev. Jack Price, pastor of Fieldale Bap
tist Church, for the invocation. C. P.
Wilson, superintendent, made a brief
Harold W. Whitcomb, president of
Fieldcrest Mills, Inc., and Robert A.
Harris, vice president, manufacturing,
(Continued on page eight)
Heldcrest Vacation Schedule
announced previously, all Tri-City plants of Fieldcrest
Inc., win close for vacation at the end of the second shift
June 30, and will resume operations Sunday evening,
' 9. a* 1 , _
employees now working will draw va
cation pay. In addition, those out sick
and those laid off within the past 12
months will, in most cases, be eligible
for some vacation pay.
Under the Fieldcrest vacation pay
plan, employees with five or more con
tinuous years of service receive four
per cent of their past year’s earnings.
This amount represents the equivalent
of about two weeks of extra pay.
Employees with one or more years of
service but less than five years receive
two per cent of their past year’s earnings
or about one week of extra pay.
A large majority will receive vaca
tion pay at the four per cent figure.
The records show that the number re
ceiving the larger amount has been go
ing up each year.
Fieldcrest was one of the first tex
tile companies to provide paid vacations
for employees. The plan was started in
1940 and vacation pay has been issued
each summer since that time.
Employees who last worked in the
Automatic Blanket Mill at Spray and
who are eliffible for vacation pay may
pick up their vacation pay checks at
the Employment Office in the General
Offices building: starting at 8 a. m. Wed
nesday, June 28.
’I’owel Mill at Fieldale, Va., will close at the end of the
> shift, Friday, June 30, and resume operations Sunday
July 16, at 11 p. III.
J there are any exceptions to these schedules, employees
will bo notified by the mill management.
. aychecks for the week ending July 2 will be distributed
iL ^employees in the regular manner on Monday mornmg,
Life and Accident and Health insurance premiums
V ^ Waived for the weeks ending July 9 and July 16. The
?yof the United Mutual Aid Association have waived
of Mutual Aid dues for the week ending July 9.
r^, AVAUtUUl /\1U UUUO Avyx v*.- - -
),. Credit Union Office will be closed from Friday, June
Monday, June 10. The Personnel Office will be open
lof basis during the mills’ vacation period. However,
Will be closed July 3 and 4 for observance of the In-
®*^ce Day holiday.
s. L. Golden, manager-payrolls and banking, shows 4,759
checks containing over $500,000 in vacation pay for Fieldcrest
employees lo be paid on Thursday and Friday of this week.