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At luncheon honoring- Merle G. Rathhurn for his 40 years’ service -with the Com
pany, left to right are, D. M. Tracy, H. A. Brown, O. G. Grubbs, Mr. Rath-
burn, J. P. Robertson, L. H. Lee, Jr., T. F. Young, F. W. Green, R. W. Schwing,
E. S. Klein, Jr. and F. L. Leighton.
Rathburn Honored By Associates
Merle G. Rathburn of the Fieldcrest
Sales headquarters in Ne-w York was
honored by his associates recently when
Mr. Rathburn completed 40 years of
continuous service with the Company.
In an informal ceremony following
a luncheon at the Weavers Club, Mr.
Rathburn was presented his 40-year
service pin by Frank W. Green, presi-
Bradley Carden Named
Utilities Board Chairman
dent of the Fieldcrest Marketing Di
Mr. Rathburn began his career with
the Company as a member of the Art
Department of Marshall Field & Com
pany in Chicago. He was transferred to
the New York sales office in 1946 as
assistant to the sales promotion man
ager. He has been advertising manager
Other officials from the Fieldcrest
Marketing Division attending were: H.
A. Brown, Jr., vice president—merchan
dising; D. M. Tracy, vice president and
general sales manager; O. G. Grubbs,
vice president—St. Marys; E. S. Klein,
Jr., vice president—specialty sales; J.
P. Robertson, vice president—sales man
ager; R. W. Schwing, vice president—
advertising and sales promotion; L. H.
Lee, Jr., assistant to vice president—
merchandising; F. L. Leighton, man
ager—sales promotion; and T. F. Young,
manager—store planning, packaging.
Bradley Carden, supervisor of indus
trial engineering at the Columbus
Towel Mill, Columbus, Ga., was recently
appointed to the Phenix City, Ala.,
Utilties Board for a period of five years.
At the last meeting of the Utilities
Board, Mr. Carden was re-elected
chairman, a position he has held for the
past eight years.
The Utilities Board is responsible for
an $11 million operation, encompassing
gas, water and sewerage services.
Textile Industry Gives
Equal Job Opportunity
The American Textile Manufacturers
Institute has reported the textile in
dustry is assuming a leadership role
and moving more quickly than all other
industries to correct the disparity be
tween the number of white and Negro
The report came amid controversy
over the awarding of Defense Depart
ment contracts to three southern textile
firms accused of violating federal regu
lations against racial discrimination.
Negroes numbering 10,000 of the
32,500 new textile workers in 1967—
prove the industry is providing jobs for
qualified workers, regardless of race.
Negroes now compose approximately 10
per cent of the total 984,000 textile
Copyright, 1969, Fieldcrest Miils, Inc.
Eden, N. C. 27288
Issued Every Other Monday For Employ®**
and Friends of Fieldcrest Mills, Inc.
R. F. Bell
P. A. Brodie
J. L. Crabtree
W. F. Crumley
S. R. CuMigan
J. S. Eggleston
A. H. Justice
J. M. Moore
J. M. Rimmer
C. C. Wilson
Vol. 27, Monday, March 47, 1969, No.
John W. Page Sheets
Forty Years ,
Reuben M. Millner Blank®
Thirty-Five Years .
Ruby M. Gauldin Fieldale ToW®
Hazel W. Mitchell Fieldale ToW^
Axel E. Dolan Fieldcrest Sal®
Mary G. Craig Sheet Finishia*
Russell M. Fulcher Sheetia®
Ruby T. Todd Columbus ToiV®^
Bob Walker .... Columbus
Nettie R. Floyd Columbus To'W'
Ten Years ,
Herman C. Cobb Blank®
James R. Watkins Blank®
Ann H. Wilson Karasta”
Elizabeth P. Mitchell .... Fieldale ToW^j
Sandra J. Massey Columbus Toi**®
Thelma S. Smith Blank®
Survey Shows Textile
Attractive Job Offers
The Philadelphia College of Textip*
and Science reports that starting salaf*
for their 1968 graduates have ranged a
high as $11,500 a year.
Textile engineers, says the coU®^^'
were the lucky ones to receive
$11,500 offer. Offers for textile enl*
neers averaged $9,000, compared
$8,500 in 1967.
Textile chemists and dyers were ® ^
fered with $8,000 in 1967. Textile
keting and management graduates
received offers averaging $7,300-
more than the year before. And bO®*
ness administration majors were °
fered an average of $7,100, an increi
According to the college, the tex
industry employed 70 per cent of
textile graduates for such jobs as fab^^
manufacture, research and develop
ment, lab and dye work, and sales.
THE MILL WHISTI^*