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Spray, N. C., June 22, 1964
j,^' B. Lucas (left), president of Fieldcrest Mills Credit Union, congratulates Wil-
j *** J. Roach, of Karastan, the 5,000th member to join the Credit Union. Seated at
is Dorothy Reynolds, of the Credit Union Office at Spray.
^I'edit Union Membership Readies 5,000
j|^cal Credit Union Has Largest
jft®*^ibership In State; Rapid
J'owth Wins Commendation
'.The Fieldcrest Mills Credit Union has
up its 5,000th member, attaining
“Bill” Roach, an employee of the Kara
stan Burling Department. His opinion of
the Credit Union: “I think it is a good
thing. It is very convenient for savings
and loans and helps the employees at
largest membership of any credit
I "‘‘on in state and winning com-
^®tidation from the North Carolina
®dit Union League,
k The League “Bulletin” under a head-
6d our Credit Union as follows:
e Fieldcrest Mills Credit Union,
®y, continues its membership growth
rapid rate. Its membership recently
(j.'^^eded the 5,000 mark, which is great-
V than
any other League-affiliated
union in North Carolina. We com-
this credit union for its efforts in
(j^^fying credit union services to more
,more people. Keep up the good
|The distinction of being the 5,000th
®mber to join went to William J.
connection with the mills vacation
i^'od, all Credit Union Offices will be
V from Friday, June 26, until Mon-
July 6.
NO. 25
Whitcomb Receives
Honorary Degree
Harold W. Whitcomb, president of
Fieldcrest Mills Inc., received an honor
ary Doctor of Laws degree from his
alma mater June 7 during the 94th
commencement exercises at the Uni
versity of New Hampshire in Durham,
N. H.
Mr. Whitcomb was saluted as a “cor
poration executive, banker, alumnus and
conimunity leader whose talents and
business enterprise brought to success
various civic endeavors and agencies de
voted to the public good.”
Prominent among these was his lead
ership in the project to establish a spe
cial diagnostic clinic for malignant dis
eases in conjunction with the Morehead
Memorial Hospital here. The clinic was
named in honor of Mr. Whitcomb who
was general chairman of the campaign
for the addition and was chairman of
the hospital and clinic building com
The degree citation said: “Your suc
cess in the commerce of the nation and
your recognition of the obligations of
such preferment do honor to your State
and your University. Your career has
shown the finest aspects of American
business and the men that guide it.”
Mr. Whitcomb graduated from the
University of New Hampshire in 1926.
First Scholarship
Recipient Graduates
The first Fieldcrest Scholar, whose ed
ucation was financed in part by a grant
from the Fieldcrest Foundation, has
graduated from college.
Jerry L. Jenkins, who was awarded a
Fieldcrest Scholarship worth $2,400
when the scholarship program was start
ed in the summer of 1960, has received
his A.B. degree with a major in chem
istry from the University of Richmond.
He has been accepted by the Medical
College of Virginia School of Dentistry
in Richmond and will enroll this fall.
During the summer he is working at
Allied Chemical Corporation in Hope-
well, Va.
Jerry is one of the four sons of Mr.
and Mrs. Dennis L. Jenkins of Route 2,
Ridgeway, Va. His father is a twister
operator at the Bedspread Mill.

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