PUBLISHED EACH MONTH BY AND FOR THE EMPLOYEES OF THE WILSON AND CAROMOUNT DIVISIONS
VOL. 9, NO. 12
SIDNEY BLUMENTHAL AND CO. INC.
iMmg QIl|n0tttiaH anil A Happy SJjin ffar
450 Employees Get i Trimming The Christmas Tree
Four hundred and fifty employ
ees of the Caromount and Wilson
Divisions were rewarded on Dec
ember 1, 1951, for their farsight
edness when they received Christ
mas Savings Club checks which
The Christmas Savings Plan
was begun early in 1947 through
arrangements with banks in Rocky
Mount and Wilson, as a means of
encouraging thrift among the em
ployees, and to provide through
small weekly payroll deductions a
sizable sum for the inevitable
The employees of Caromount
and Wilson like the plan. During
the first year of its operation 316
employees were enrolled. In 1948
the number increased to 361,the
total checks amounting to $48,
571.15. In 1949 the checks totaled
almost twice the amount of 1948.
Caromount and Wilson employees
received $83,525.50. At Caro
mount 382 employees participated,
the checks totaling $76,315.25. In
Wilson 41 workers received $7,
In 1950, 368 Caromount em-,,
ployees received $81,967.00; and ^
35 Wilson employees were paid
This year, in 1951, 413 Caro-1 _ ,
mount employees received $93, I Christmas nDessaae Ifrom Obt. Schell
991.00; and 51 Wilson employees*
were paid $11,690.50.
The family of Mr. and Mrs. Garland Rose are shown trim
ming' their Christmas tree. Left to right are: Garland, Xancy
Marie, Sarah Elizabeth, Mrs. Rose, Susie, and G. R., Jr.
Plant operations for Christmas j
will be as follows:
The Caromount and Wilson
Divisions will be closed Decern- %
her 24th and 25th, and operate
on December 26th, 27th, 28th and
For the purpose of taking in
ventory, Caromount and Wilson
plants will be closed the entire
week starting Monday, Decem
ber 31st, and will re-open on Mon
day, January 7th, 1952 at 6:00
As another Christmas Season
approaches we, of the Shelton
Looms Family of employees, have
much to be thankful for.
Our operations have been suc
cessful during the year. As a re
sult we have had more steady em
ployment, with good pay, than
most textile plants.
The company will complete one
of its best years. However, due to
the heavy tax burden, more than
two-thirds of the company’s earn
ings will go to the Government.
This means that more than 65
cents out of every dollar will have
to be paid in taxes. In addition,
each one of us pays a sizable per
sonal tax. As citizens we must
watch this trend of increasing gov
ernment expenses carefully.
The war in Korea is very con
fused. The losses of American
boys—killed, wounded or missing
—now totals over 90,000. Many of
our own boys are now actively
engaged in this conflict. Since our.
purpose in Korea has never been
made quite clear to the public, it
is difficult to predict what the out
come will be. However, we pray
God that this war will soon stop.
It is my fervent wish that each
one of you will have your share
of God’s Blessings this year and
that the Christmas Season will be
a happy one.
H. H. Schell, President
Of Caromount Plant
A group of 34 European busi-
I nessmen, representing countries
[ receiving Marshall Plan Aid, tour-
Jed Rocky Mount textile mills No-
I vember 29. These executives,
[ guests of Sidney Blumenthal &
Company, arrived in Rocky
! Mount from Durham at 10:30 A.
f M. They were met by H. H. Schell,
president of the company; Andre’
Blumenthal, vice president; and E.
IH. Suessmuth, resident manager.
Mr. Schell welcomed the guests
'to Caromount and Mr. Suessmuth
I told them about the manufactur-
(ing process here. Then they were
I broken up into smaller groups
, and taken over the Caromount
plant by plant supervisors. Af-
' ter the tour the group gathered at
the Caromount Field House for
Christian Von Sydow of Swe-
|den, expressed the thanks of the
group for their reception and
, After lunch, the visitors went to
! Rocky Mount Mills where they
were given a tour.
At 4 P. M. the European visi-
[tors were entertained at a cock-
|tail buffet by President and Mrs.
; Schell at “Dromelihy House.” A-
bout 175 people from Rocky
I Mount and Wilson came to meet
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Resident Manager Suessmuth
I stated, “I am once again delighted
to announce to all of you that the
company will pay a Christmas
Bonus this year.”
Bonus checks will be received
by all employees who have had
continuous service with the com
pany prior to January 1, 1950.
Employees who began their
employment after December 31,
1949 must have five years or
more continuous service prior to
^December 1st of the year in which
!the Christmas Bonus is given in
order to receive it.