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THE MILL WHISTLE
Published by fjeudcrest miils.
Plonh ot Proper, Gfeenville, Uoksville, Smi^^^fielcl ond Spray, K C'RS^Va^td A«l»^ n’ y'
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Spray, N. C., Monday, October 23, 1961
Employees Give $36,470 In Fund Drive
f r representatives of the Bedspread Mill are con-
ne ^ Fieldcrest campaign chairman, for their mill’s outstand-
^athanTr J . Tri-City Community Fund. From left are George Shockley.
John Waddell, Jr.; C. W. Tulloch, T. W. Robbins, Mr. Jackson.
*tea, G. H. Hunninffs, mill superintendent; and Dewey Talley.
84.5% At Bedspread Mill Pledge Day’s Pay
Bedspread Mill, with 84.5%, won
dent T Plaque, given by Presi-
Wi).L Harold W. Whitcomb, as the mill
PIq highest percentage of em-
pledging a day’s pay or more to
It Community Fund
third consecutive year that
j^oedspread Mill has won the plaque
pledged a day’s pay. The award went to
the Industrial Relations Department by
virtue of its making the largest con
tribution in relation to total pay.
^ employees pledged
^ day’s pay and the
^^-cnery where 65.1% of the employ-
gave on the day’s pay basis.
Uteri ^ K^rastan Mill employees contrib-
the ^^,/otal of $6,732.75 to lead all of
1'he -Ri number of dollars given.
Hejct .^•’ket Mill with $5,644.91 was
respect to the largest number
tetiH previous campaigns, com-
^ tie departments resulted in
the Industrial Relations De-
*>ient Standards Depart-
^00% of the employees again
Day’s Pay Percentage
The percentage of employees of
the various mills who pledged a
day’s pay or more in the Tri-City
Community Fund campaign is
Mills Day’s Pay
Bedspread . . 84.5%
Bedspread Finishing 79.3%
Central Warehouse . . . 55.8%
Staff Departments 90.4%
Generous Support Given
The Community Fund
In a magnificent response, demonstra
ting their interest in the welfare and
betterment of the Tri-Cities, Fieldcrest
employees pledged a total of $36,470 in
the Tri-City Community Fund cam
In addition to the employees’ gifts,
the Company, through the Fieldcrest
Foundation, will contribute $5,000 to the
fund. The combined donations of the
employees and the Company, totaling
$41,470, amounts to 70% of the commu-
nity-wide goal of $59,026.
Accurate figures on the funds con
tributed in the community outside of
Fieldcrest Mills are not yet available
because the solicitations are still in
At Fieldcrest, the drive met with suc
cess in all mills and virtually every mill
made a substantial increase over last
year in the number of employees con
tributing a day’s pay.
Of the 3531 employees on the payroll
a large majority made a contribution to
the campaign and 2227, or 63.1%, pledg-
^ equivalent of a day’s pay or more
to the Fund.
Credit Union Opened
To N. Y. And Fieldale
Membership in the Fieldcrest Mills
Credit Union has been opened to em
ployees of the Fieldcrest and Karastan
sales divisions in all locations and to
employees of the Towel Mill at Field
Extension of the self-supporting, all
employee activity has met with good
response among the new groups. Many
of the employees have signed up for
regular savings and a number of loans
have been made.
The purpose of the Credit Union is to
encourage systematic savings or thrift'
to make low-cost loans to the members’
and to help members handle their fi
nances in a more adequate manner
In order to make Credit Union trans
actions as convenient as possible for
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