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Spray, N. C., Monday, November 19, 1962
Towel Mill Cloth Room employees have four-year record of 100 per cent day’s pay.
Towel Mill Departments Get Certificates
Certificates of Merit, given by D. A.
Purcell, manager of the Towel Mill,
have been presented to employees in
13 departments at the Towel Mill in
'vhich 100 per cent of the employees
Contributed a day’s pay or more in the
recent Fieldale Community Fund cam
Units receiving the certificates for
their outstanding response were: Plant
Service and Superintendent’s Office;
Slashing, Cloth Room, Beam Dyeing,
Sleachery, Piece Dyeing, Cost and Pay
roll, Standards, Production Control, Per-
sonnel-Lodge-Village, Warehousing and
Data Processing, Management group,
and Burns Guards.
Winners of prizes awarded in draw
ings among those who gave a day’s
Pay were; Mary Fain, Sewing, Happiness
Credit Union To Pay
Another 4% Dividend
A 4 per cent per annum dividend for
members of the Fieldcrest Mills Credit
Vnion was voted by the Credit Union’s
®oard of Directors at their regular
Monthly meeting November 15. The div
idends win be figured on the average
•Monthly balances and credited to each
**>ember’s share account December 31.
rug; Leola Graham, Box Set Depart
ment, automatic blanket; Gloria Vass,
Production Control, bedspread; Samuel
Fulcher, Weave Room, towel set; Har
vey Shelton, Sewing, sheet set.
Employees of the Towel Mill set an
all-time record when 90 per cent of
all employees pledged a day’s pay or
more. Of the 1261 employees, 1211, or
96 per cent, made contributions in some
For the fourth consecutive year, 100
per cent of the employees of the Cloth
Room pledged a day’s pay or more to
the Fieldale Community Fund.
The Cloth Room employees shown
above, left to right, are: kneeling, James
Jarrett, James Goode, Norman Boyd,
Richard Shough, Murvin Joyce, Harold
Martin, and James Horton.
Standing, first row, E. H. Copeland,
foreman of the department; Lawrence
Fretwell, Pauline McBride, Bessie Stew
art, Luella Martin, Estelle Dalton, Lu
cille Rakes, Robert Stoneman, Frank
Hundley, and R. D. Hundley, night
superintendent of the Towel Mill who
was formerly foreman of the Cloth
Standing, back row, Fletcher Gordon,
Kenneth Craig, Wayne Lawson, Lonnie
Mabe, Carter Bross, James Brim, David
Hall, Ronnie Boyd, and Odis Young.
Membership In 25-Yr.
Club Totals 1,398
As The Mill Whistle went to press
Friday, everything was in readiness for
the 20th annual meeting of the Field
crest Mills 25-Year Club in the More-
head High School auditorium at 7:30
P. M. Saturday, November 17.
President Harold W. Whitcomb was
scheduled to speak to the long-service
group and Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs
with the Foggy Mountain Boys were to
Membership in the 25-Year Club now
stands at 1,398, including 71 new mem
bers who have become eligible within
the past year. The club includes all
employees of the company who have
continuous service of at least 25 years.
Many of the members have records of
over 40 years and a number of the re
tired members had over 50 years at the
time of their retirement.
Organized in 1943
The 25-Year Club was organized at
a banquet at Consolidated Central
YMCA December 7, 1943—two years to
the day after the Japanese attack on
Pearl Harbor. The first meeting was at
tended by 87 employees—76 men and 11
The meetings continued in the form
of banquets at the “Y” until 1948 when
the club met at the Club Martinique in
Martinsville, Va. By that time the mem
bership was 452.
The meetings for the next several
years were held in the form of a barbe
cue or brunswick stew at the Tri-City
Baseball Park and beginning in 1953
were held in the form of a picnic in
In 1961, the meetings were moved
inside again and last year’s meeting was
held in the new auditorium at Morehead
Do Your Christmas
An employee charge plan for em
ployee purchases at the Fieldcrest Store
has been arranged. Under the plan, on
purchases made between November 19
and December 15 employees may charge
up to §50 worth of merchandise and pay
for it by payroll deductions after Jan
uary 1, 1963. See details in ad on page