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Eden, N. C., August 25, 1969
YMCA Fund Campaign Still In Progress
The campaign in the Eden mills and
“luces on behalf of the Eden YMCA
Uilding Fund was still in progress as
he Mill Whistle went to press Friday,
Robert A. Harris, vice president-
®hufacturing, who is chairman of the
^attipaign at Fieldcrest, said it would
6 Some time before the over-all results
A. final report on the fund drive
Fieldcresters in the Eden area
will be given in The Eden News and
over radio station WLOE after the so
licitations have been completed and the
results tabulated, he said.
In the solicitations now under way
under the leadership of the mill man
agers and the heads of staff depart
ments, each Eden employee is to be
contacted and invited to pledge an
amount of pay equal at least to three
minutes a day.
The pledge can be paid in small in
Dumaine And Foundation Aided Project
y Rians to build a new family-centered
MCA for Eden took definite form last
ccernber following the gift of land
a site by F. C. Dumaine, Jr. of
Rti'. Dumaine, president of the Amos-
®ag Company and a director of Field-
. Mills, Inc., donated a 30-acre tract
I north of Kings Highway and west
^ the Smith River.
j^Then, in July, 1969, president G. W.
j, “ore announced that the Fieldcrest
“Undation would make a challenge
of up to $400,000, to be matched
additional $400,000 contributed by
.."6r industries, businesses and indi-
Rresent estimates indicate that the
if ^ building will cost $800,000
built in 1970, as planned. Due to ris-
prices it would cost more if build-
i,.^.'''6re to be delayed or postponed
a later time.
The new YMCA will replace the 60-
year-old Central “Y” building in the
Spray section of Eden. It is the immedi
ate intention of the YMCA board of di
rectors to continue the use of all facili
ties except the old Central “Y” build
All other facilities will continue to be
used as long as there is need for them
consistent with sound programming and
the availability for funds.
The new Eden YMCA will have com
plete individual and family facilities
for YMCA programming, including ar
indoor swimming pool for year-round
use, a regulation gymnasium, health
club, club rooms, crafts—including ce
ramics, a chapel, and supporting fa
The building has been designed for
addition of other activities in areas
where the need so dictates.
Assuming no unforeseen delays, the
new building is expected to be ready for
use in the late fall of 1970.
25-Year Picnic Is Set For Sept. 13
^e Fieldale Towel Mill 25-Year Club
hold its annual picnic Saturday,
ha^f®^T)er 13, at the Fieldale Baseball
at 4 p. m.
program will include entertain-
iigbt by “The Virginia Partners” who
Q.,''® performed at previous 25-Year
(j . meetings in Fieldale. Talks by of-
hi 'bis of the Towel Mill also are sched-
total of 294 Fieldale Towel Mill
Cj Rtoyees are members of the 25-Year
j)| 0. Of this number 184 are active em-
and 110 are retired under the
b'v members to be welcomed into
the club at Fieldale this year are:
Robert L. Carmichael, Virginia Car
michael, James R. Graham, Opal S.
Hall, Homer H. Harris, Clarence R.
Hopkins, C. Ralph Hubbard, Margaret
Also, Ernestine Hutchinson, Mar
garet McAlexander, Lela E. Moran,
Helen A. Plasters, Benton Spencer, Mar
garet H. Tuggle, Irey L. Turner, Ger
trude G. Watkins, Raymond L. Wil
liams, Nellie W. Woodward.
The 25-Year Club meetings for plants
in other areas will be held later. Sched
ules will be announced as soon as plans
stallments through payroll deductions
over a three-year period. The deductions
will not start until January, 1970.
A number of valuable prizes are to
be awarded in drawings among the
names of those who pledge on the
“three minutes a day” basis. Drawings
will be held in each mill division and
in the staff organization.
The prizes in each division include a
9 X 12 Karastan oriental design rug, a
week’s vacation with pay and two one-
year family memberships in the new
In addition, a 23-inch screen color
television set will be given as a grand
prize, in a drawing from the names of
all employees, mill and staff, who pledge
on the “three minutes a day” basis.
The President’s Plaque, given by G.
William Moore, president of Fieldcrest
Mills, Inc., will be awarded to the mill
division with the highest percentage of
employees pledging on the “three min
utes a day” basis. A similar plaque will
be given to the major staff department
(Continued on Page Four)
Luncheon Will Honor
The annual luncheon in honor of re
cipients of Fieldcrest Scholarships has
been scheduled for Thursday, August 28,
at 12:30 at the Meadow Greens Coun
try Club in Eden.
A number of officers of Fieldcrest
and members of the Scholarship Com
mittee will attend along with the schol
The students and their college or uni
versity are: Janine A. Ogburn, senior,
UNC-Greensboro; Sherry L. Wood, sen
ior, West Virginia University; James R.
Finney, senior, Virginia Polytechnic In
stitute; and Ned Gardner, senior, N. C.
School of the Arts.
Charles M. Clifton, junior, Michigan
State University; Sarah F. Dunivant,
junior, UNC-Greensboro; Susan A.
Gambill, junior, N. C. State University;
Fair Merriman, junior, Meredith Col
lege; Carolyn G. Phillips, junior, UNC-
Chapel Hill; and Mary Ellen Lay, junior,
Marvin E. Brinkley, sophomore, UNC-
(Continued on Page Four)