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Give A Pint Of Blood When Bloodmobile Visits Leaksville February 15
THE MILL WH
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Spray, N. C., Monday, February 4, 1963
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Towel mill visitors—wives of the salesmen for Lester Brothers, Inc., Mar
tinsville, Va., were recent visitors at the Towel Mill. They are shown with D. A.
J*urcell, mill manager. See story and pictures on page six.
Credit Union Assets Now Exceed S600,000
Assets of the Fieldcrest Mills Credit
Union were $620,295 as of December
1962, having increased from $407,253
the end of 1961.
Membership grew from 2,716 at the
“^ginning of 1962 to 3,387 at the close
the year, an increase of 671 members.
During the year, the Credit Union
P3id its members a four per cent per
Employees of nine Fieldcrest plants
®3rned barbecues on the basis of their
Safety performance in 1962.
Completing the year without any lost
due to injury were the Automatic
lanket Plant, the Bedspread Finishing
Bleachery, Sheet Finishing Mill
The following mills qualified for
^rbecues by achieving an accident fre-
^^ency rate 25 per cent or less of the
^te average for the textile industry;
®dspread Mill, Karastan Mill, Towel
and Karastan Spinning Division.
^he barbecues are awarded under
^fns of a contest sponsored by the
^°fnpany in which a barbecue is given
o ^ all employees of any mill meeting
requirements for a safety award
^he North Carolina Department of
annum dividend amounting to $16,016,
as compared with $10,690 paid in divi
dends in 1961.
The Credit Union granted a total of
3,420 loans to members and had 1,637
loans outstanding at the end of the
year. Loans were made for a wide vari
ety of purposes, including the financing
of automobiles or appliances, taxes,
school expenses, medical and dental
bills, consolidation of debts and for other
These are highlights of the financial
statement presented at the annual mem
bership meeting Friday afternoon, Jan
uary 25, at Consolidated Central YMCA.
The financial statement is printed else
where in this issue of The Mill Whistle.
R. L. Wilkes, secretary-treasurer of
the Credit Union, presided and present
ed the financial statement in the absence
of Robert A. Harris, president, who
had to be out of town.
Mr. Wilkes reported on the activities
of the Credit Union and described its
rapid growth since it was chartered in
June, 1958. On behalf of Mr. Harris,
he thanked the directors and commit
tee members whose terms were expiring
for their fine service to the Credit
Because the company makes it easy
to save systematically by deducting the
(Continued on page two)
Bloodmobile To Visit
Leaksville Feb. 15
The Bloodmobile will be stationed at
the Leaksville Methodist Church on Jay
Street from 11 a. m. until 4:30 p. m.
Friday, February 15, for the first of the
six visits the unit will make to the
Tri-Cities during 1963.
Although donors are expected from
Spray, Draper and the outlying areas,
the recruiting of donors v/ill be con
centrated in the Leaksville area and in
the Bedspread and Karastan mills. Em
ployees of those plants will be contact
ed and asked to donate blood during
the Bloodmobile’s February 15 visit.
Bloodmobile officials point out that the
usage of blood for the benefit of Tri-City
people in the Morehead Memorial Hos
pital and in outside participating hospi
tals exceeded the blood collections by
more than 70 pints during the past six
months. Extra donors are needed in
order to make up the deficit.
Annual Meeting Held
By Community Fund
Reports on the activities of the agen
cies that receive financial support from
the Tri-City Community Fund were
presented at the Fund’s annual meeting
January 24 at Consolidated Central
Clifford Ball, outgoing president, an
nounced that the 1963 campaign ex
ceeded its goal by 14 per cent. The goal
was $60,813, Mr. Ball said, and a total
of $69,318 was pledged.
In the election of officers, Arthur L.
Jackson, general chairman of the suc
cessful campaign last October, was elect
ed president of the Community Fund.
Other officers to serve with him in 1963
include: T. S. Harrington, first vice
president; C. J. Frank, Jr., second vice
president; J. Ray Lewis, third vice presi
dent; Richard Robertson, secretary; and
Robert Stewart, treasurer.
Fourteen directors were also elected
to serve through January, 1966; Julian
Slaydon, Richmond Roberts, Bransford
Edwards, Carl H. Hall, D. Fred Mitchell,
Robert Broadnax, H. W. Whitcomb’
(Continued on page eight)