The Caromount News
PUBLISHED EACH MONTH BY AND FOR THE EMPLOYEES OF THE WILSON AND CAROMOUNT DIVISIONS
VOL. 10, No. 1
SIDNEY BLUMENTHAL AND CO., INC.
CAA Provides Safety
Matches For Employees
A few months ago the Caro
mount Athletic Association Board
of Directors authorized the pur
chase of a supply of book matches
designed to promote safety. These
natch folders are now being dis-
ributed with the payroll and in
It is the hope of the C. A. A.
’oard and the Management that
f lese matches will serve as timely
% minders that it pays to work
fely. Each booklet contains
-^^enty matches which will serve
ai. twenty reminders of the safety
message on each match folder.
Six different designs will be dis
tributed which feature: No Horse
play; Good Housekeeping is good
safety; Report all injuries at once;
It’s not what you lift but how that
Counts; If you’re not sure ask
questions; and Safe practice is
your best protection.
Each of the folders carry the re
minder that the ABC of safety is
Always Be Careful.
The safety record for Caro
mount and Wilson is very good
for 1951. It will require the whole
hearted support of everyone to
Uiake it even better in 1952.
Income Tax Help
Both state and federal govern-
I uient representatives will be at the
I Caromount Personnel Office Mon
day, February 25 and Tuesday,
February 26, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.
m. to help employees file their
state and federal income tax re
The state representatives have
requested that everyone use the
! blank mailed to you in filing your
' state returns, since your name is
i ou this blank.
' Employees are requested to
J bring with them their total wage
' ^nd deduction blanks distributed
by the Payroll Department. You
should be prepared to answer the
following questions: L How’
! many dependents? 2. Total con-
I tributions to church and all chari-
I table causes during 1951 ? ^ 3.
I Money borrowed during 1951?
L Interest paid on loans during
I 1951? 5. City and County taxes
during 1951? 6. All other taxes
It’s Hog-Killing Time In Carolina
Willie Clifton Joyner (Weaving) is shown Avitli a 480 poniul
porker which he killed on December 22, 1051. Assisting with the
butchering w'as Fonzie Joyner.
New Year’s Message
With the coining of the New
Year, I’m sure that most of us
have made some New Year’s
resolution in accordance with
a long established custom.
I can think of no better reso
lution than to examine every
day the I'eal importance of liv
ing in a free America so that
we will become more aware of
oiii* many personal freedoms
and guard them more faith
You have leiidered faithful
service to the company during
tlie past year and I know we
can look foi'ward to the same
dependable performance this
year, and with this thought 1
extend to you nil my sincere
wish for a Happy New Year.
K. H. 8uessniuth
Scouts Birthday Party
Boy Scout Troop 113 celebrat
ed its seventh Anniversary with a
special birthday meeting held in
the Caromount Field House on
Tuesday, December 18, 1952, at
7:30 p. m. This troop officially en
tered the Rocky Mount Scout
Council when its installation cere
mony was conducted on December
The parents of the Scouts,
Troop Ciommitteemen, and local
Scout Executives were invited to
be the guests of the Troop for
their party. A report was given
on 1951 activities; then the Scouts
had some song skits and played
some games. After this refresh-
iuents were served.
Free Insurance Pays
$16,182 In Benefits
At Wilson and Caromount 211
employees have benefited from
our group insurance plan during
1951, with a total of $16,182.31
being paid out for insurance
claims. This insurance coverage is
provided by the company free of
cost to the employees.
There were 84 claims for em
ployee hositpalizatio^i and 100
claims for hospitalization of de
pendents. For these claims hospi
talization benefit checks amounted
4 here were 60 claims for sur
gical benefits. A total of $1687.71
was paid for surgery. Forty nine
claims were made for Medical Ex
pense Benefits and a total of $499
was received for medical pay
Weekly sickness benefits totaled
$3804.00 for 79 employees. There
was one death claim in the amount
of $750.00 This was an accidental
death which resulted in an addi
tional $750.00 making a total of
The entire cost of this insurance
plan is j)aid by the company and
during 1951 the premiums for this
plan amounted to $30,852.07.
Anyone having questions about
their insurance coverage should
contact the Personnel Office.
Ten Dollar Cash Prize
For Slogan Contest
Employees of the Caromount
and Wilson Division are invited
to enter a Safety Slogan Contest.
The winner will receive a $10.00
Slogans entered in this contest
must not be more than
10 words in length. They will be
judged on originality and useful
ness in preventing accidents at the
Caromount and Wilson Divisions.
They must be turned in to the Per
sonnel Office before 5:00 P.M. on
Tuesday, April 1.
Employees may submit as many’
entries as they like; however, each
slogan must be submitted on a
separate blank. Contact your fore
man for contest blanks.
Join the campaign to keep our
safety^ record good and compete
for a $10,00 cash prize.