Title: Oral History Interview with Thomas R. Ellington, October 10, 1983. Interview C-0122.
Interviewer: Bulla, Ben
Interviewee: Ellington, Thomas R.
Subjects: Jordan, B. Everett Ellington, Thomas R. North Carolina--Biography
Abstract: Thomas Ellington worked in the Sellers Manufacturing Company in Saxapahaw, North Carolina, for over thirty years. In this interview, he discusses the interaction between employees at the mill and Everett Jordan, the mill owner. Jordan treated the workers at his mill well and was loved and respected within his community. Ellington recounts two instances in which Jordan solved conflicts between the superintendent and the employees by firing the superintendent. He also describes how the mill employees used their own form of currency to trade for goods at the mill village store.