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Eden, N. C., November 17, 1969
Eden United Fnnd Pledges Total $82,668
Q^tstandingly Generous Response Given In Campaign; Blanket
P^ration And Industrial Engineering Win President’s Plaques
^ieldcrest employees in the Kden area
'e strong and generous support to the
, ^ United Fund campaign. A final
“Elation of the results showed that
j^Ployees contributed an outstanding
j, addition to employee contributions,
® Company through the Fieldcrest
^^ndation donated $7,000 to the fund.
p Company amount to $89,668, a high
./'tentage of the total amount contrib-
combined gifts of the employees and
uted in the community-wide campaign.
Robert L. Moore, a regional personnel
manager who was chairman of the
Fieldcrest campaign, expressed appreci
ation to all who contributed and to those
who assisted with the solicitations in the
mills and offices.
“This is an outstanding accomplish
ment by Fieldcrest people and everyone
who contributed can take pride in the
fact that he and other Fieldcrest em
ployees have again demonstrated their
. C. Textile Wases Tetal $1.4 Billien
^ extile gross wage payments totaled
'oximately $1.4 billion in North Car-
in 1968, up 14.5 percent from the
billion paid in 1967.
jjjbe industry gave employment to
5p’'^55 persons in 1968, an increase of
Percent over the previous year,
textile industry is North Caro-
largest single employer, providing
® hon-farming work force,
ese figures were announced last
® for 40.7 percent of the state’s en-
1^0 Be Shot
St. Marys line of domestics prod-
Will be shown to an estimated 48
(L,'*ion women on national television
fall during an eight-week period,
be fall advertising schedule for the
^arys products will be featured on
5j , baytime and nighttime programs of
game shows: To Tell the Truth,
K ® Make A Deal, Newlywed Game,
or Consequences, Hollywood
iV|7®*’es, Eye Guess, Dream House and
at’s My Line?
Ojj^be full-color advertising of the vari-
1)^^ Products in the St. Marys line will
ti^^bown a total of 240 times. The day-
and nighttime schedule was de-
blankets, bedspreads, automatic
. ®d for reaching both working and
St. Marys line includes all of
'9s products—sheets, pillow-
, shower curtains and bath rugs.
week by the Employment Security Com
mission in its annual report, “North
Carolina Insured Employment and Wage
Payments, 1968.” The report covers all
Tar Heel jobholders insured by the
state’s Employment Security Law.
The total annual worker earnings of
$6,617,384,935 were up 13.2 percent over
the $5,844,448,815 payroll in 1967, while
the 1968 weekly average earnings of
$100.09 was a gain of 7.9 per cent over
the $92.77 weekly average in 1967.
The number of insured workers in the
state for the year was 1,271,382, an in
crease of 4.9 per cent over the previous
The number of workers, the gross
wage payments and percentage of the
work force of the top four other manu
facturing industries listed in report are:
apparel, 70,171, $264,281,087, and 10.1;
furniture and fixtures, 65,556, $331,604,-
325, and 9.5; food and kindred products,
39,172, $197,697,755, and 5.7, and elec
trical machinery and equipment, 38,778,
$240,810,026, and 5.6.
Tobacco manufacturing is in sixth
place with 30,659 employes who earned
$179,410,761 and made up 4.4 per cent of
the work force.
Other than the manufacturing indus
tries category, other large employers
are the wholesale and retail trade in
dustry and the contract construction in
A total of 256,757 persons are employ
ed in wholesale and retail selling and
they earned $1,341,056,807 last year
while 87,038 construction workers re
ceived $474,769,867. The number of con
struction workers was up 3.1 per cent.
community interest and public spirit in
a most unselfish way,” Mr. Moore said.
Of the 4,897 employees on the pay
roll, 3,658, or 74.7 percent, pledged a
day’s pay. A total of 3,986 employees, or
81.4 percent, gave in some amount.
Employees in the Blanket Operation,
with 77 percent giving a day’s pay, won
the President’s Plaque given by Presi
dent G. William Moore to the mill in
which the highest percentage of em
ployees pledged a day’s pay.
The percentage of the employees in
the other mill divisions who pledged a
day’s pay were: Bedspread Operation,
73.4 percent; Sheeting Operation, 73 per
cent; and Karastan, 64.1 percent.
In the staff departments division, 88.2
percent of the employees pledged on the
day’s pay basis.
Among staff departments. Industrial
Engineering and Engineering tied with
100 percent of the employees in each
department giving a day’s pay. The In
dustrial Engineering Department won
the President’s Plaque due to the fact
that the pledges represented the highest
percentage of base pay among the staff
Each of the following staff depart
ments or mills and units received a
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I want to thank the employees
of Fieldcrest Mills for their mag
nificent response in the Eden
United Fund campaign. I congratu
late you on this splendid achieve
ment and commend you for your
unselfish spirit in being willing to
give to help others in such a gen
You can take great satisfaction
in knowing that you have done
your full share in support of this
worthwhile cause. I feel that it is
an honor and a privilege to be
associated with you in a commu
nity endeavor of this kind.
Again, my thanks to you for
your wonderful support.
WILLIAM L. ATKINSON
Eden United Fund