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Vol. XXI Spray, N. C., Monday, October 22, 1962 NO. 8
Community Fund Drive Opens Today
With a quota of 130 pints, the Red
Cross Bloodmobile will make its armual
visit to Fieldale, Va., Tuesday, October
23. The unit will be stationed at the
C'oramunity Center from 12 o’clock
noon until 6 p. m.
W. B. Chambley, foreman of Carding
and Spinning at the Towel Mill, is gen
eral chairman for the Bloodmobile visit.
The Towel Mill supervisors are in
charge of recruiting donors in the mill.
Towel Mill Day’s Pay
Reaches 90 Per Cent
In generous and widespread support of
the Fieldale Community Fund, 90% of
'■he employees of the Towel Mill pledged
a day’s pay or more in the campaign
'vhich has just been completed.
Of the 1261 employees on the payroll,
1135 pledged on the day’s pay basis. An
additional 76 employees gave lesser
amounts. This means that 1211 persons,
or 96% of all employees in the mill,
donated in the campaign.
Departments in which 100% of the
snipioyees gave a day’s pay or more
'Vere: Plant Service and Superintend
ent’s Office, Slashing, Cloth Room,
Seam Dyeing, Bleachery, Piece Dyeing,
Cost and Payroll, Standards, Produc
tion Control, Personnel-Lodge-Village,
Warehousing and Data Processing,
^lanagement group, and Bums Guards.
Will Receive Certificates
Certificates of merit, given by D. A.
f^rcell, Towel Mill manager, are to
awarded to the above departments.
All employees who gave a day’s pay
pr more will participate in drawings
*n which five prizes, given by Field-
crest Mills, will be awarded. The
Prizes include, a towel set, an auto
matic blanket, a bedspread, a Hap
piness rug, and a sheet set.
D. E. Simons, Towel Mill superin
tendent, was general chairman of the
'Campaign and was assisted by the
Supervisors in the departments.
Under the Fieldale plan, only one
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All Tri-City Employees To Be Solicited And Asked To Donate Day’s
Pay For Support Of 10 Service Organizations In The Community;
Pledge May Be Paid In Installments Through Payroll Deductions
The annual finance campaign for the
Tri-City Community Fund will begin
in the Tri-Cities today (October 22) and
continue until November 5.
The budget-goal for 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
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 conveni
ence of employees and upon their au
thorization, Fieldcrest will make pay
roll deductions over a 12-month period
to collect the pledges.
C. J. Frank, Jr., director of industrial
relations, will be general chairman of
the drive at Fieldcrest Mills, which will
begin today and is expected to be con
cluded Ftiday, October 26.
The manager of each mill will serve
as chairman for the solicitation 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.
The suggested basis of giving at
Fieldcrest is indicated in the table on
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Whitcomb Receives Textile Honor
Company President Is Elected
Second Vice President Of N. C.
Textile Manufacturers Assn.
Harold W. Whitcomb, president of
Fieldcrest Mills, Inc., was elected
second vice president of the North
Carolina Textile Manufacturers Assoc
iation at the organization’s recent an
nual meeting at Pinehurst.
Mr. Whitcomb, in the normal course
of events, will become the president of
the association for 1964-65. Before his
election as a vice president he was a
director of the organization.
Harold W. Little, chairman of the
board of Little Manufacturing company,
Wadesboro, was elected president of the
association, succeeding D. R. LaFar, Jr.,
of the LaFar group of mills at Gastonia.
Mr. Little moved up from first vice
president to president in accordance
with the association’s custom. Msirshall
Y. Cooper, president of Harriett and
Henderson Cotton Mills, at Henderson,
was advanced from second to first vice
James Webb, vice president of Cone
Mills Corp., Greensboro, was elected to
complete Mr. Whitcomb’s term on the
board of directors, expiring in 1963.
Those named to the executive com
mittee in addition to the officers were
Mr. LaFar, P. Huber Hanes, Jr., presi
dent of P. H. Hanes Knitting Company,
Winston-Salem; and J. C. Cowan, vice
president of the board, Burlington In
HAROLD W. WHITCOMB
New NCTMA Vice President .