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Fieldcrest mill whistle. volume (Spray, N.C.) 194?-19??, October 20, 1969, Image 1

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Give A Fair Share To Eden United Fund Soli, p ’Citations To Be Conducted This Week In Annual Campaign; Tv And Other Prizes To Be Awarded Among ‘Fair Share Givers’ ^.^Solicitations in the Eden United Fund 5f?Poign began in the Eden plants and today (Monday) and are expect- "'66k completed by the end of the ®och employee is to be canvassed invited to pledge a contribution in rt of the 11 community-service hizations included in the fund. It ’nd '’fgai "'as t'i„~ expected that the contributions of Of $105,000. 'eidcresters would again be a major in meeting the community-wide ^ Robert L. Moore, a regional personnel ®ger. is chairman of the Fieldcrest Announced For . Club Meetings i'Otal of 15 new members from the ij^espread operation will be inducted e the 25-Year Club at the annual of the members from the Bed- ®ad and Bedspread Finishing Mills ®Urt, a.m. Saturday, October 25, at the on Grove School auditorium. new members are: Bedspread A 1 Mary O. Adkins, Ruby K. Adkins, (j^'Sieline h. Apple, Elvie G. Clark, Lot- Hill, Elmer J. Lester, Jesse W. 1) "yP, Lillie E. Ramsey, Pauline R. Virginia R. Saul, Myrtle V. Van H. Wimbish and Beulah H. '^'‘^rough. the Bedspread Finishing Mill, Piembers are Doris R. Lee and ^ces M. Nance. for two other 25-Year Club ttigJ^Pgs have been announced. The for members at the Karastan '"ill k Karastan Service Center Pp held at 11 a.m. Saturday, No- ^ 1, in the Burton Grove School Jorium. on Saturday, November 1, the tlig ^g for 25-Year Club members in Ofji^^pPket operation and the General iof will be held in the Draper Jun- Ij ttigh School auditorium starting at t’-Pi. tigj^^Pding the latter meeting will be J'ijjj ^crs from the Blanket Mill, Blanket hy^^’Pg Mill, Blanket Warehouse, Gen- campaign. The manager of each mill is the chairman for his mill, with the su perintendents as co-chairmen. Heads of major staff departments are in charge of the campaign in their respective de partments. Fieldcresters, along with the em ployees of other firms in Eden, will be asked to pledge a minimum of one day’s pay. For the convenience of employees and upon their authorization, Fieldcrest will make payroll deductions over a 12-month period to collect the pledges. Payroll deductions authorized by em ployees will not begin until the first pay period in January, 1970. If an employee has no work during a particular week, he will not be required to make up the missed deduction. Employees who are signed up for Eden United Fund deductions on a con tinuing basis, of course, will not be so licited in the campaign. To reduce the work involved in an annual campaign employees in recent years have been asked to make pledges on a continuing basis and large numbers of employees are signed up under this arrangement. The budget-goal in the community wide campaign represents the minimum amount needed for the continuance of the 11 health, welfare, and recreational (Continued on Page Five) Expanded Facilities Dedicated At Truro CK.’^hing ^ Offices and Specials Department. Crossley Karastan Carpet Mills, Ltd., welcomed the Premier of Nova Scotia and other leading dignitaries from Can ada, Great Britain and the United States as it officially opened its. new expanded production facilities last week. Crossley Karastan is owned jointly by Fieldcrest Mills, Inc., and John Crossley & Sons, Ltd., of Halifax, Eng land. More than 100,000 square feet of plant space were added to the mill at Truro, Nova Scotia, which just five years ago began its output of quality carpets to serve the booming Canadian market. Added to the existing Kara-Loc weaving facilities were new plants and equipment for making tufted carpets as well as yarn spinning, piece-dyeing, Color TV To Be Prize In United Fund Drive All Fieldcrest employees who pledge on the Fair Share basis in the Eden United Fund campaign will be eligible to participate in drawings for a 23-inch screen Zenith color television set and other valuable prizes. Each employee who pledges a “Fair Share” will be eligible to have his name in his mill’s drawing for a $15 gift cer tificate good for any purchase at the Fieldcrest Store. A number of gift cer tificates are to be awarded in each miU division and in the staff departments. In addition, the names of all em ployees, mill and staff, who pledge a “Fair Share” will be included in the drav/ing for the grand prize, the color television set. Plaques, certificates and other honors are to be awarded to departments in which 100 per cent of the employees pledge a “Fair Share.” The President’s Plaque is to be given by President G. William Moore to the mill which has the highest percentage of employees giving a “Fair Share”. The plaque will be held for a year by that mill and will rotate to next year’s win ner. The staff department having the highest per cent of “Fair Share givers” (Continued On Page Eight) stock-dyeing and skein-dyeing. Walter B. Guinan, president of the Karastan Marketing Division, noted at the opening, “The phenomenal growth of the Canadian market and its demand for top quality carpets and rugs neces sitated a greatly-increased output ca pacity for Crossley Karastan”. Mr. Guinan was one of a large group of officers and directors of Crossley Karastan’s parent companies from the United States and Great Britain who were at Truro for the dedication cere monies . The opening of the new plants was also honored by the presence of the honorable G. I. Smith, Premier of Nova Scotia, and the honorable Victor Gland, Lieutenant-Governor of the province.

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