Display Portrays Loss In Wages Due To Absenteeism
Loss of earnings due to absenteeism
is portrayed in a striking manner by
the display board shown above which
is located inside the Bedspread Mill.
The $995.00 loss in wages is for Bed
spread employees only for the one week
ending December 21. The figure is ob
tained by multiplying the hours lost by
absentees by the average hourly rate
fcr the Bedspread Mill.
This display consists of a piece of
three-quarter-inch plywood three by
five feet upon which is mounted a
drawing of a Fieldcrest paycheck. The
Pres. McBain Announces
For Chicago Stores
Hughston M. McBain, president of
Marshall Field & Company, has an
nounced the following organization
changes' in the Chicago area;
Effective January 2, 1948, Harold J.
Nutting is appointed General Manager
of the Chicago and Suburban Stores.
Austin T. Graves continues in his
capacity of Assistant General Manager
and General Operating Manager and
, will be in complete charge of the Stores
in the absence of Mr. Nutting.
Jean L. Schureman is appointed
General Merchandise Manager. In the
absence of Mr. Schureman, Paul M.
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amount of money is shown in red and
the week ending in black.
The board will rotate through the
various departments in the Bedspread
Mill each week showing the loss in
earnings for a recent pay period.
Jones Norman, Leaksville personnel
manager, originated the idea for the
display. The board was built by the
Bedspread Shop and the painting and
lettering was done by Robert Jent-
schura and 'Wilfred Stultz, of the Kar-
astan Designing Department.
Howard And Rathburn
Ivie Announces New Sales Pro
motion Set-up Effective Jan. 1
Paul H. Howard has been appointed
general sales promotion manager for
Fieldcrest Mills and Merle G. Rathburn
has been named advertising manager
according to an announcement by G.
Lawson Ivie, general sales manager,
who said the new set-up would enable
Howard to devote more of his time to
a wider scope of sales promotion. The
promotions were effective January 1.
Howard joined the Company at the
Frederick & Nelson Store in Seattle in
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Curtis Lea Is Named
In Southern Territory
Local Man Replaces Dan
Boone Who Has Returned
To 88 Worth Street To
Handle Distributor Sales
Curtis Lea, former manager of the
Employees Store at Spray, effective
January 1, took over the Southern
sales territory for Fieldcrest domestics,
replacing W. E. “Dan” Boone who re
turned to 88 Worth Street, New York,
to be in charge of Fieldcrest sales to
Lea is a native of Leaksville and
after completing his education in the
local schools he went to work for the
Chandler Drug Company. He saw ser
vice in France, Belgium and Germany
with the 9th Infantry in World War II.
On receiving his discharge he came to
Fieldcrest Mills in May of 1946 as man
ager of the Employees Store.
In May, 1947, Lawson Ivie drafted
him as a sales trainee for Fieldcrest
domestics and in July assigned .to him
the handling of New York wholesale
and jobbing accounts. This new promo
tion is further recognition of Lea’s
good work in developing his natural
talent for selling.