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VOL. 27 Eden, N. C., February 17, 1969 NO. 15 Bedspread Mill Expansion Announced A major expansion of the Bedspread has been announced by G. dliam Moore, president of Fieldcrest Inc. The planned expansion of sdspread operations will require ap proximately 240 additional employees the next three years. The first phase of this expansion will cost approximately $4V2 million and is scheduled for completion by the end of this year. It involves the purchase of 80 additional looms. Also, large addi tions will be built to the weave room, the twister room and the dyehouse. In connection with the expansion of the bedspread operation, an addition booking- over drawings for the $414 million expansion in the Bedspread operation, ® t to right, are, F. E. Barron, Jr., mill manager; A. G. Singleton, director of ^Sineering; and J. G. Farrell, Jr., general assistant in engineering. Asia, Africa Topics Of ‘Great Decisions’ Group t), ‘Africa, Asia and the Development ®cade” is this week’s topic for the dis- groups in the Great Decisions program. Many Fieldcresters are ‘Tembi ers of discussion groups and, while too late to form one for this year, j, Plight be possible to join one for the ®^ainder of the eight week program. ^ addition to the regular weekly dis- ^ ssion group meetings, there are guest Peakers who appear in Eden during ® time of the program. ^ This program is in its 4th year in this and the idea of it is for groups of ®opie gather once a week and dis- ss topics of current interest, g The rest of the program includes °btheast Asia; Western Europe and the xi_ Th, S.; Cuba—The Castro Decade; ® Middle East Tinderbox; and Dis sent, Democracy and Foreign Policy. There is no classroom atmosphere in these discussion groups, as each one is composed of a neighborhood group, a group of friends or a group of co-work- ers—whoever desires to form a dis cussion group. Rockingham Community College is the local organization behind this pro gram, and it is sponsored in North Carolina by Community Adult Educa tion, UNC Extension Division, Chapel Hill. The program is offered by the Foreign Policy Association, an educa tional agency. There is no set pattern to be followed for the meetings, and a teacher is not required, though the College will sup ply a leader for those groups who feel they want a leader. also will be built to the warehouse por tion of the Bedspread Finishing Mill. Another part of the project will be the removal of the old bleachery equipment at the Blanket Finishing Mill to make room for an enlarged jig dyeing de partment for bedspreads. In commenting on the expansion Mr. Moore said: “We are very pleased that our bedspread business has gro-wn to the extent that the additional capacity is needed. This is an important ex pansion of our manufacturing facilities and substantially increases Fieldcrest’s investment in the Eden area.” Mr. Moore said that there will be a number of other capital projects In Eden this year, mainly to provide space for additional equipment or more space for warehousing. Included are an addi tion to the picker room and spinning room at the Sheeting Mill; a second story to be added to the cotton ware house at the Blanket and Sheeting Mills; and a second story to be added to the yarn storage building at the Karastan Mill. “These are projects for which the money has already been committed,” Mr. Moore said. “There will be other im provements and additions to our plants in Eden as we continue the moderniza tion and improvement program carried on since the purchase of the properties by Fieldcrest Mills, Inc. in 1953.” April 1 Is Deadline For Scholarship Requests Those who plan to apply for Fieldcrest or Muscogee Scholarships should be pre paring their applications now in order to submit them by April 1. The begin ning date lor applying for a scholarship was last Monday, February 10. All of the scholarships are now worth $2,800 each at the rate of $700 a year for each of the four years the student is in college. An application form may be obtained from the area personnel managers, the mill personnel offices, the Employment Office of Fieldcrest Mills, Inc.,. in the General Offices building in Eden; or by writing to Dr. William McGehee, direc tor of personnel research and develop ment, Fieldcrest Mills, Inc., Eden, N. C. 27288.