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>L. XXI Spray, N. C., Monday, November 5, 1962 NO. 9
Employees Give $37,2S1 In Fund Drive
NEW MILL SIGN — Visible for some distance both day and night is this large
sign which has been placed atop the mill at the Karastan Spinning Division at
Greenville. The green and gold sign is illuminated at night and presents a striking
view when seen from highways approaching Greenville.
25-Year Club Meet Set For Saturday, Nov. 17
A large attendance is expected at the
20th annual meeting of the Fieldcrest
Mills 25-Year Club Saturday, November
17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Morehead High
A high percentage of the members—
those employees with 25 or more years
of continuous service—are expected to
be present for the program. Wives and
husbands of the 25-Year Club members
"^ill attend as guests.
Prior to the entertainment part of
*^he program. President Harold W. Whit
comb will speak to the long-service em
ployees. He is expected to discuss the
•Company’s operations and its plans for
Entertainment will be provided by
the Flatt and Scruggs Show, a Grand Ole
®pry act from Nashville, Tenn. This
Sroup is popular in the area and is ex
pected to attract a big crowd.
During the meeting, a number of the
newer products of the company will be
awarded as attendance prizes in draw
ings among the members present.
Invitations and tickets are to be sent
to the 25-Year Club members this week.
Meets With Success
The United Fund drive at the Auto
matic Blanket Plant in Smithfield was
completed Friday, November 2. Em
ployees gave $4,098.84, which with the
company’s gift of $500 makes a total
contribution of $4,598.84 by the Smith
field employees and the company.
The average contribution was S12.61
per employee who participated. A sizable
number gave a day’s pay or more, and
81 per cent of all employees in the plant
made contributions in some amount.
More details on the Smithfield cam
paign will be carried in the next issue of
The Mill WTiistle.
For Generous Support
In outstandingly generous support of
the Tri-City Community Fund, Field
crest employees contributed $37,281 in
the annual finance campaign which had
been virtually completed in the mills
and offices by Monday, October 29.
In addition to the employees’ gifts,
the company through the Fieldcrest
Foundation will contribute $6,000 to
the fund. The combined donations of
the employees and the company, total
ing $43,281, amount to 71 per cent of
the community-wide goal of $60,813.
Although the drive at Fieldcrest has
been substantially completed, a scatter
ing of pledge cards, late for various
reasons, are yet to come in. This means
that the final figure will be somewhat
higher than the above.
C. J. Frank, who headed the Fieldcrest
campaign as well as the over-all in
dustrial division, said he was “tremend
ously pleased” with the response at
Fieldcrest and expressed appreciation to
all who contributed for their excellent
Arthur L. Jackson, general chairman
of the Community Fund drive in the
Tri-Cities, praised Fieldcrest employees
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Bedspread Mill Again
Winner Of Plaque
Employees of the Bedspread Mill, for
the fourth consecutive year, won the
President’s Plaque, given by President
Harold W. Whitcomb to the mill with
the highest percentage of employees
pledging a day’s pay in the Tri-City
Community Fund campaign.
Just over 76 per cent of the Bedspread
Mill employees had pledged a day’s pay
by noon Monday, October 29. The run
ners-up for the President’s Plaque were
the Bleachery where 74 per cent of the
employees gave a day’s pay and the
Sheet Finishing Mill where 73.9 per
cent contributed on the day’s pay basis.
The Blanket Mill employees contrib
uted $6,194.62 to lead all of the mills
(Continued on page eight)