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HIGH POINT WEAVING CO. and HILLCRES I' I'HROWING CO., High Point, N. C., February, 1946
YOUR PICTURE FOR SEVEN NAMES Next Pay Check Shows Hike
I From Recent Wage Boost
How inanv of the alx)vc can
you idcntif>^Ve will run the pic
ture or pictuies of employees who
complete the form below correctly.
When you have finished, turn your
answers in to your supervisor.
1. The former personnel supervisor
at High Point
2. The most serious expression in
the group (near center of pic
3. Most glowing bald head
4. A well dressed loom fixer who is
noted for hunting
5. The truest profile
6. Known for ability to fry fish and
the wTeck of “Ole” 97”..
7. He sports a mustache and has a
“bird’s eye view”
Back On Old Job
We wclcoinc the following xctcran.-,
who liave returned to High Point
N\'eaving since the last issue of “Point-
Martin Yow, Or\ille J. Gray, Thom
as Ra\ Hunt. Charles Devine, Paul R.
Kvans, Carl 11. Gray, Charles E. Jen
kins, Folger C. McKinney, Julian M.
Gaddy, Charles Kidd, Walter Mann.
Sam Hunt, Charles E. Davis, Bu
ford D. Owen.
Wesley Hutchins, James B. Brown,
Otis A. York, Joseph 11. Scott.
Marvin Grant. Ralph Brenner
Bond Savings Plan
Will Continue As
Aid To Employees
•Announcement that High Point and
Hillcrest will continue to endorse the
system of payroll savings was made by
George Gibhardt and Buck Davis,
i i)lant office managers. This move is in
cooperation with the Treasury Depart
ment in the continued sale of E Bonds,
although no organized bond drives arc
in prospect on a national scale.
Method of payroll savings has been
m effect in the Company’s plants since
1941 when the office made available
this method of systematic bond-buy-
It was pointed out that while the
necessary bookkeeping and handling of
bond deductions takes a considerable
amount of time each month and is
therefore an appreciable item in office
expense, the management feels that
this expenditure is worthwhile, sincc it
makes available a sure and practical
method for encouraging emi^loyees’
savings. During the war, employees
bought $4,237,217 in bonds.
Results of three recent independ
ently-conducted surveys point out that
all America advocates the continuance
of the pa>roll savings method of buy
ing bonds. One such survey shows
that 63% of the persons inteniewed
thought it a good idea.
Government agencies have reminded
citizens that bond-buying is still an im
portant program in cunjing inflation,
paying the remainder of the war debt
and saving against a rainy day.
Promotion-from-within poll taken
of the Company’s supervisory force
showed that 81% have been upgraded
to their present positions — not hired
for them. This means that 679 of the
833 supenisors have been promoted
McGuire Wins Bond
For JMT Proposals
Dallas McGuire, General Overseer,
i so far is leading man in the JM'F Pro-
I posals Program at Hillaest 'I’hrowing
j Company. A proud man was “Mac’
: when on January 22 he was awarded
a S25 War Bond for a total of 200
points gained from JMT proposals. He
lias submitted five proposals which
ha\ e been accepted since the point sys
tem was inaugurated, and besides the
bond he received one dollar for each
of the proposals. As Mac says, “Any
young fellow who keeps his eyes open
can find ways to make imiirovenients
in the mill.” What about it, fellows?
Weavers ifrop Tight
Game To Erlanger In
First Round Play
Meeting the strong Erlanger team
from Lexington in the first roiuul of
Class A division in the local Y.M.C.A.
tournament on Thursday, the Weavers
dropped a tight game 38-31. The score
was tied at the end of the regulation
time and Erlanger put on an extra pe
riod drive to take the game.
The \\'eavcrs held a 2-point lead up
until the last 17 seconds of the game
and after missing free throws, Edanger
tied up the game and went on to win
in the extra period.
Team Beats Ossipee
The W eavers journeyed to Ossipee
on Friday the 8th to defeat the Ossi
pee Weaving team 41-30. Prior to the
game the team was entertained by the
Ossipee 0\erseers’ Club at their
monthly dinner meeting.
llie game which followed was played
at the Altamahaw High School. 'I'he
Wciivers rolled up a 11-5 first quarter
advantage which was started by a long
shot from the Center by Thomas fol
lowed by three straight field goals
with “Dub” Stroud dropping some
long ones. 'I'he half time found the
Weavers commanding a 21-13 advan
tage. In the third quarter Ossipee
bounced back to tie tiie score at 25-
25 as the quarter ended. In the final
period. Ballard made a quick field goal
under the basket and the Weavers
w’ere never headed thereiifter.
Stroud led the scoring for the eve
ning with 20 points and Thomas was
runner up with 9 points. Starting line
up included Woody Thomas, “Dub”
Stroud, Hal Ballard, Harold Beane, and
Forty-eight different styles are in
cluded in the “Bur-Mil” Quality pro
Check Reveals Rates Up 79% Over 1941
I'hursday, February 21, the chances are e\ er\- employee here at
High Point and Hillcrest will receive the biggest pay check he has
' yet made on a textile job. 'T his latest wage increase announced on
i January 23 became effective with the payroll period which began
February' 4 and makes the eighth general lift in hourly and piece
rates sincc January 1, 1941.
Taken together increases in take-
home pay for the jiast twehe months
have realized a 25% increase in em-
liloyee pocketbooks. It will be recalled
that_a general raise took place in June,
1945, which together with certain
other operational adjustments and rate
changes undertaken since that date
have incrt'ascd wages Company-wide
by six million dollars a year.
New rates are known by each de-
isartment overseer and any questions
concerning effect of the general raise
on individual earnings may be an
swered by him.
Commenting on the increase which
is made possible by rescinding of war
time controls, W. 1. Spencer, Plants
Manager, expressed jjleasure in an
nouncing this latest wage boost. This
increase is in a larger amount than anv
allowed under wage stabilization, al
though under these restrictions two
general increases w t'-e made in Marcli.
1944, and June, l‘V5.
This increase lifV the base pay of
Burlington Mills employees to over
/9yJ above l«ise *ales of Janaarv 1,
1941. Considering that the majority
of employees cont'iuie to have the op
portunity for six-d;' work, take-home
pay has actu;illy more than doubled
during this same period.
In this action the thought was
brought out by Spencer that here again
Burlington Mills indicates its forward-
looking attitude toward wages, main
taining its position of being among the
leaders in the trade to take action on
wage increases and other matters to the
advantage of employees.'
Local Man Moves
Jack Guyer has been transferred
from Hillcrest Throwing Company to
Cascade Rayon Mills to be head of the
throwing division at that plant. Be
fore coming to Hillcrest in 1939 he
worked in the throwing and finishing
departments of Adams-Nlillis for nine
years. At Hillcrest he was a 5-B fore
man and a winding and rcxlraw fore
man, and in 1942 he was promoted to
assistant superintendent. It was in that
capacity that he became so well known
around the mill.
We at Hillcrest hate to see Jack
leave us; but we know Cascade will
\yelcome Jack, his wife Bertha, and his
little 2Vi-year-old daughter Jerry. We
wish him the best of luck in his new
Burlington Mills is world’s largest
fabricators of man-made varns.
Overseers’ Club Elects
Four New Officers
The Overseers’ Club of High Point
Wea\ing Company enjoyed a fish sup
per I’’riday, Jauuarv- 25th. which was
sjjonsored by the Throwing su])ervis-
New officers for the forthcoming
year were elected as follows:
Ck-orge Gibhardt, President.
Roger Griffith, V'.ice President.
Ray Giles. Treasurer.
Weldon Cable, Secretary.
The next club meeting will be held
.\bout 10% of all the rayon pro
duced last year in the United States
was consumed in all of Burlington
Due to an uniisiul amount of in
terest among employees, the Com
pany is now giving consideration to
the possibility of broadening the
present group insurance plan to pro
vide for dependency coverage, which
means that an employee’s family can
be covered for hospital and surgical
benefits. Announcement of any defi
nite plan will be made on bulletin
boards at a later date.