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THE MILL WHISTLE
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■Eldcrest Mtuus. iNO.^ • ' Plants at Draper, Greenvlile, leaksviUe, Mount HoJly, Smithfield and Spray, N. C; FieWale, Va.; Columbus, Ga. and Auburn, N. Y.
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Spray, N. C., September 9, 1963
recipients of Fieldcrest Scholarships in 1963 are shown with President
Whitcomb following a luncheon for Fieldcrest Scholars. From left are
' Warwick, Mr. Whitcomb, Darlene Scott and Wayne Hall.
^holarship Winners Are Guests Of Company
J^yses’ sons and daughters who
of the company at a lunch-
Greens Country Club
^y, September 4 prior to the
■errtj leaving for college for a new
of the Fieldcrest Founda-
which the scholarships are
'P C ’ members of the Scholar-
Board Members present
Harold W. Whitcomb, R. A.
rh J'rani Roberts, W. B. Lucas, and
The Scholarship Committee
rnaif ‘s —
^Mending included Mr. Frank,
W." Of T ’ "lohn M. Hough, superintend-
ti M ® Township Schools;
Ule ^cGehee, secretary; and R. H.
bh. '■lOni. _
presided and presented the
[)f ■'Hiojjg* ^®cipients, who told of their
^'^jaticin plans. Each expressed ap-
^*0n t— jiiacn expresseu ay-
to - Mills for help-
Of Scv,„^^ 'delighted with the success
! v^he „ ,°lars
^ college education,
"t ^®st in a brief talk. sai(
in a brief talk, said
i k ® program and is proud
®st ^ development of the
! It and told of its
’'O *'lie ®^Plained that proceeds
Store and the Can-
So into the Foundation and
Sifts to educational, charit
able, and other worthwhile causes.
He reviewed some of the grants made
by the Foundation, including those to
help build swimming pools at Fieldale
and Draper, and to rehabilitate play
grounds in all parts of the Tri-Cities.
He also reported gifts made from the
Foundation to libraries, colleges and
universities, and to the hospital build
ing fund at Stuart, Virginia.
Mr. Hough, in brief remarks, said that
the local schools are “highly indebted”
to Fieldcrest Mills in all aspects of pro
viding education for Tri-City children.
Because Fieldcrest provides the largest
payrolls and pays such a large share of
local taxes, the school facilities and even
the salaries of those employed in the
school system are geared to the profit
able operation of Fieldcrest Mills, Mr.
He cited the company’s continuing
interest in education and said Fieldcrest
has taken a leading part in every effort
for the improvement of the local schools.
Eleven Fieldcrest Scholarships, each
worth a total of $2,000, have been given
since the scholarships were established
The 11 young people who have re
ceived scholarships are: Linda Wilk
inson, Jerry Jenkins, Glenda Overby,
Gale Rhodes, Darrell Steagall, Mary
Jane Lawless, Elizabeth Frances Martm,
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Separate Picnics Are
Held For 25-Year Club
Membership in the Fieldcrest Mills
25-Year Club has reached 1485, incud-
ing 32 new members who will have
completed 25 years of continuous serv
ice by September 30.
Separate picnics by mill areas are
being held this year instead of the for
mer general picnic or meeting for the
The change was made because the
smaller, localized picnics can be handled
better and will make it easier for the
members to attend. Also, it is believed
the local picnics will be more enjoyable
and will afford greater opportunities
The picnic for 25-Year Club members
of the Bedspread and Bedspread Fin
ishing Mills was scheduled for Satur
day, September 7, at 11:00 a. m. in the
Burton Grove School auditorium. The
picnic for the Towel Mill members was
set for the same day at 4:30 p. m. at
the Fieldale Baseball Park.
The schedule for picnics in other mill
areas is as follows: Karastan Mill, Sat
urday, September 14, 11:00 a. m. at the
Burton Grove School; Spray area mills
and offices, Saturday, October 5, 11:00
a. m., in the Leaksville-Spray Junior
High School auditorium; Blanket and
Sheeting Mills, Saturday, October 5,
4:30 p. m.. Draper Junior High School.
In each instance, the program will be
held in the auditorium with a picnic
following in the school cafeteria.
D. T. C. Dedication
Dedication of the new Diagnostic and
Treatment Center of the Morehead
Memorial Hospital has been tentatively
scheduled for Sunday, September 22,
with “open house” to follow.
Ceremonies will be held at the en
trance to the new structure and will be
gin at 2:30 p. m. Seats will be arranged
on the side parking lot for guests. In
the event of rain, the program will be
held in the Morehead High School audi
The new addition was financed by
public subscription. Fieldcrest people
gave $131,267 and the company gave
$50,000. The combined contribution cf
$181,267 by employees and the company
amounted to over 60 per cent of the
community goal of $300,000.