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Spray, N. C., Monday, October 8, 1962
Community Fund Drive To Open Oct. 22
Howard Barton (center), of Engineering Department, who completed 45 years of
continuous service October 1. is congratulated by Robert A. Harris, vice-president,
manufacturing, and A. G. Singleton (left), director of engineering.
Barton Is Honored For 45 Years Of Service
A long career extending back to the
®arly years of ownership of the mills
by Marshall Field & Company was noted
October 1 when Howard Barton, of the
Engineering Department, was given rec
ognition for his 45 years of continuous
service with the company.
Mr. Barton, one of the best known
men at Fieldcrest, has enjoyed an out
standing career at the mills, where he
advanced from doffer-learner to posi
tions of high responsibility and trust.
On the date of his 45th service anni
versary, he was invited to the office of
Robert A. Harris, vice president, manu
facturing, and was presented his dia-
mond-and-gold 45-year service emblem.
Mr. Barton also was presented with a
gift and a letter from President Harold
W. Whitcomb which expressed the com
pany’s appreciation for his long service.
Mr. Barton was born in Floyd County,
Va., but moved to Spray when he was
a small boy. He first went to work,
learning to doff, in the old Nantucket
Spinning Room in 1910. He worked on
various spinning room jobs imtil 1917
when he resigned to work at a mill in
He returned after about eight months
and after working briefly at the Nan
tucket Mill was transferred to the pld
Lily Mill. He studied designing during
the next several years and in about 1925
was promoted to designer for the Nan
tucket and Lily Mills.
He later was promoted to assistant
manager of those mills and in 1935 was
named plant manager of the Lily Mill,
which had then become the Silk Mill.
He next served as assistant general sup
erintendent of all the mills.
From 1938 until 1953 he was super
intendent of the Silk Mill, later to be
known as the Rayon Mill and still later
as the Synthetic Fabrics Mill. In 1953
he was changed to the Engineering De
partment as secretary of housekeeping
for all the mills, a position in which he
continues to serve.
Employees Will Be Asked To
Give A Day’s Pay To Support
Needed Community Services
The campaign at Fieldcrest Mills in
behalf of the Tri-City Community Fund
will open Monday, October 22, and will
continue through Friday, October 26.
The budget goal in the community-
wide campaign is $60,813, representing
the minimum amount needed for the
continuance of the 10 health, welfare,
and recreational services included in the
Fieldcrest employees, along with
members of all other firms in the Tri-
Cities, will be asked to pledge a mini
mum of a day’s pay.
For the convenience of employees and
upon their authorization, Fieldcrest will
make payroll deductions over a 12-
month period to collect the pledges.
The manager of each mill will serve
as chairman for the soUcitation in his
mill, with the assistant managers and
superintendents as co-chairmen. Heads
of major staff departments will be in
charge of the campaign in their respec
Payroll deductions authorized by em
ployees will not begin until the first
pay period in January 1963. If an em
ployee has no work during a particular
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Has Fine Support
Employees of the Karastan Spinning
Division gave outstandingly generous
support to the Pitt County United Fund
campaign which has been virtually com
pleted at the Greenville plant.
Employee donations to date total in
excess of $3500, representing an increase
of approximately 50% over last year’s
gifts. The average employee contribu
tion in this year’s drive was $13.00. In
addition to the employees’ gifts, Field
crest Mills as a company is to make a
contribution to the campaign.
J. M. Moore, superintendent of the
Greenville plant, was chairman of the
campaign. The foremen served as
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