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Spray, N. C., August 28, 1967
i. R. Gilman, Director,
Dies In Rhode Island
John Rae Gilman, 80, a director of
I'ieldcrest Mills, Inc,, died July 28 in
Jane Brown Hospital, Providence, R. I.
Mr. Gilman was a partner in the
Providence law firm of Edwards and
^ngell for 34 years until his retirement
1960. A member of the bars of Rhode
J^sland, Massachusetts and New York,
was a specialist in corporation reor-
Sanization and Securities Exchange
Born in Salem, Mass., May 21, 1887,
Was a member of the first gradu
ating class of Middlesex School in Con-
'^ord, Mass. He received a bachelor of
arts degree from Harvard University
1909 and a bachelor of laws degree
rrom Harvard Law School in 1912.
Before moving to Providence, Mr.
Oilman practiced law in Boston for 12
^’®ars, most of the time with the firm
Ropes and Gray. He went to Provi-
Jence in 1924 and became associated
'vith Edwards and Angell. He became
® Partner in the firm in 1926.
Retiring from the firm in 1960, he
then practiced law in New York City as
pounsel to the firm now known as Love-
Wasson, Lundgren and Ashton.
His first wife, the former Dorofliy
Moulding of Toronto died in 1953. His
®®cond wife, the former Audrey Elliott.
Berkley, Calif., whom he married in
p54, survives. He also is survived by
’■'Vo daughters from his first marriage.
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BRADLEY C. MURRAY
Two Honored For 50 Years Of Service
JOHN RAE GILMAN
Two employees who recently com
pleted 50 years of continuous service
with the Company were honored at a
luncheon at Meadow Greens Country
Club attended by the Company’s other
The newest members of the exclusive
“50-Year Club” are Mary Manuel, a
spinner at the Blanket Mill who com
pleted 50 years August 11, and Bradley
C. Murray, a loom fixer at the Bed-
Luncheon Is Held For
Fieldcrest gave a luncheon at Meadow
Greens Country Club Wednesday, Aug
ust 16, honoring the recipients of Field
crest Scholarships prior to the students’
return to college.
Attending the luncheon with the
scholarship winners were G. William
Moore, president of Fieldcrest Mills,
Inc.; Robert A. Harris, vice president
manufacturing; Richmond R. Roberts,
vice president-finance and William B.
Lucas, assistant secretary.
Also attending were Dr. L. H. Hance,
division vice president-research and en
gineering, R. H. Tuttle, director of tech
nical services and John M. Hough, su
perintendent of Leaksville Township
Schools, all of whom are members of
the Fieldcrest Scholarship Committee;
Coleman W. Grubb, personnel manager
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spread Mill, who attained a 50-year
record July 1.
In a talk to the group, Harold W.
Whitcomb, chairman of the board,
Fieldcrest Mills, Inc., praised the good
records of the 50-year employees and
congratulated them on attaining a half-
century of uninterrupted service.
“The long-service employees—not just
those with 50 years, but all of them—
are the backbone of the Company,” Mr.
Whitcomb said. “They are the ones we
count on, because they realize that the
Company tries to do the right thing for
its employees. Obviously, we cannot do
everything that every employee thinks
we ought to do, but those who have been
here long enough know that we try to
do what is right.”
Mr, Whitcomb introduced G. William
Moore, president of Fieldcrest Mills,
Inc., who told of his pleasure in attend
ing his first meeting with the 50-year
employees. He said that, although it
would not be possible for him to work
50 years, he was proud of his 21 years
with the Company and that Fieldcrest
was the only Company he had ever
Mr. Moore presented Miss Manuel
with her 50-year service emblem, a gift
and other remembrances. He explained
that Mr. Murray had already received
similar awards in a special meeting at
the General Offices at the time of his
Miss Manuel, in brief comments on
her 50 years of service said, “I’ve en-
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