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Spray, N. C., Monday, December 4, 1961
Company To Sponsor Children’s Parties
Children’s Christmas Parties To Be Given At Spray, Fieldale,
^mithfield and Greenville; ‘The Littlest Circus’, New York
*roupe. To Entertain; Treats Will Be Distributed
Pieldcrest Mills will sponsor Christ-
*^s parties for the children of em
ployees on Saturday and Sunday, De-
*^6mber 9 and 10. The children of all
®wiployees in the various locations are
*nvited to attend the party in their area.
The first party will be at 10 a. m.
^ati^day in the Fieldale High School
^ditorium for the children of Towel
^ill employees. This will be followed
y a party at 2 p. m. Saturday in the
^ew auditorium at Morehead High
School for the children of all employees
plants and offices in the Tri-Cities.
On Sunday at 2:30 p. m., a party will
® held in McGinnis Auditorium at East
Carolina College for the children of
®’^ployees of the Karastan Spinning Di
vision at Greenville. At 7:30 p. m. Sun-
children of employees of the Auto-
*^atic Blanket Plant at Smithfield will
attend a party in the Smithfield High
For entertainment, the Company has
contracted for performances by “The
Littlest Circus,” a New York troupe in
which actors and dancers play the part
of circus animals and clowns.
Santa Claus will appear at each party
and will have a treat for every child.
Employees may obtain tickets for
their children by contacting the fore
man or assistant foreman. Parents are
asked to accompany small children.
Door prizes, consisting of products of
Fieldcrest Mills and dressed turkeys,
will be awarded in drawings among the
employees attending the parties at the
Employees should make requests for
tickets promptly but should not ask for
more tickets than they will actually use.
Sixteen Retire Under Pension Plan
Sixteen employees retired under the
leldcrest Pension Plan effective De-
^ernber i to make a total of 709 re-
employees who are now receiving
'Monthly pension checks.
Ceremonies honoring the retirees
held in the various mill managers’
Offices Thursday morning, November 30.
The new pensioners were congratu-
s^ted upon having reached retirement
®ge when they can enjoy greater leis-
'fe with a monthly pension for life paid
by the Company. During the pro-
Sram, each retiree was presented with
check for the first month’s pension.
The mill managers and members of
Industrial Relations staff explained
fie various benefits available to the
^inpany’s retired employees. It was
^mted out that retired employees are
”11 considered members of the “Field-
^®st family” and the retirees were in-
*ted to return to the mills frequently
keep up with the Company’s progress.
It Was interesting to note that the De-
®*hber i retirees included William Lee
flson and Nina Nelson, husband and
^*6. both of whom were employees of
years, led the group in length of con
tinuous service. Lee Nelson had 42
years and Elmer Boyd, 41 years.
George M. Lawless had 39 years and
(Continued on page five.)
® Bedspread Mill. Carl Carter, with 44
Employees Store To
Be Open Extra Hours
For the convenience of employees
during- the Christmas shopping: season,
the Employees Store at Spray will be
open on the following schedule begin
ning- December 4:
The Store will be open from 8 a. m.
until 6 p. m„ Monday through Thurs
day; from 8 a. m. until 8:30 p. m. on
Fridays; and from 8 a. m. until 6 P. m.
During the week beginning Decem
ber 18, the Store will be open from
8 a. m. until 8:30 p. m„ Monday through
Friday, and from 8 a. m. to 6 p. m. on
For the convenience of third shift em
ployees at the Towel Mill, the Fieldale
Elmployees Store -will be open each
Tuesday and Friday at 7 a. m. during
the month of December.
JOHN R. MAUNEY
Mauney Promoted To
John R. Mauney, superintendent of
the Nye-Wait carpet mill, Auburn, New
York, has been promoted to man
ager of the Nye-Wait plant, replacing
Harold H. Fonda who resigned effective
December 1, 1961, after reaching Field-
crest’s normal retirement age.
Mr. Mauney will report to Fred W.
Klein, assistant manager of the Kar
astan Rug Mill who will report to R. A.
Harris, vice - president, manufacturing,
in regard to Nye-Wait operations.
A native of Shelby, Mr. Mauney was
graduated from Wake Forest College
in 1949 with a B. S. degree in biology
and chemistry and from North Carolina
State College in 1951 with a B. S. degree
in textile chemistry and dyeing. He
served in the U. S. Navy 1945-1947 and
joined Fieldcrest Mills in June, 1951.
After working for a time in the Fin
ishing Mill at Spray, he was at the Kar
astan Mill in various capacities until his
appointment as foreman of the weave
room in 1957. He was transferred to
Nye-Wait in December, 1960, as super