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Fieldcrest mill whistle. volume (Spray, N.C.) 194?-19??, June 26, 1972, Image 1

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TUP; MILL WHISTLE lol. 30 '%|.';■ ,' ,^J ■ '. ;': Eden, N. C., June 26, 1972 No. 25 Join Or Renew Your YMCA Membersiiip After completing a highly successful arst year of activities and services, the beautiful new Eden YMCA is conduct- *^S its community-wide membership earnipaign inviting citizens to join the "Mca and enjoy the new facilities and bfograms. As part of the membership campaign, ^ieldcrest employees in Eden this week "'Jl be offered an opportunity to join renew their membership in the Eden *Mca. To encourage employees to Join and as a convenience to employees, •be Company will make payroll deduc- bons allowing the membership fee to “e paid in small weekly or monthly in- stallments. The small payments may be spread ®''er a period of 40 weeks for-weekly baid personnel or 10 months for sal- ®*'ied employees. The deductions will hot start until tire pay period ending 23, or with the July check for Salaried employees. Three types of membership are avail able: Youth (age 17 and under), 45c Per Week or Si.80 per month; Adult, 'be per week or $3.00 per month; and Ilians Go Forward For Kig July Fourth Event ^en’s annual ‘ Old-Fashioned Fourth July” celebration, sponsored by the ^®ycees, will be held at the Morehead ji§h School football field Tuesday, bly 4. There is no charge for admission, b^ayor A G. Si.ngleton, retired Field- *^fest division vice president and di- f®ctor of engineering, has been named ,, ® honorary chairman of the celebra- *°h and William J. Wall, management •ainee at the Blanket Greige Mill, is ”®heral chairman of the event for the “®ycees. Plans are being made to make this gear’s celebration the biggest and best ,®t, the Jaycees emphasize, with some- b'hg of interest for everyone. , Por the young and the young at J*?3rt there will be rides and games. ,^Usic will be provided by several dif- ^*^ent bands, as well as the Morehead (Continued cn Page Four) Family, $1.45 per week or $5.80 per month. In a change from last year’s arrange ment, each membership includes swim ming lessons and swimming privileges without extra cost at all three Eden YMCA pools, the new indoor pool. Dra per pool, and I^ewis Street pool. In addition to the above types, mem berships are available in the Health Club (men and women) and in Friends of Youth, a plan whereby an individ ual buys a membership for some young person he wishes to sponsor. Friends of Youth memberships, cost ing 45c per week or $1.80 per month, are contributions for the benefit of needy or underprivileged youngsters and are tax deductible. The new Eden YMCA Family Center, located on Kennedy Street, offers its members over 150 activities including clubs, classes, teams and camps. Gen erally, the “Y” hours are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. The comprehensive recreational pro gram is designed to meet the needs of the entire family, children and par ents, young and old, providing for phys ical fitness, recreation and relaxation. In the building fund campaign in 1969, slightly over $900,000 was raised, with $400,000 coming from a challenge gift by the Fifildcrest Foundation. In the fund drive, Fieldcrest employees contributed $220,000, exceeding their original goal of $150,000. Vacation Pay Will Total Over $1 Million Vacation pay for production employ ees in Fieldcresfs southern plants will amount to $1,221,972, a tabulation by the Payroll Depaitment shows. The ex tra pay will be distributed along with the regular paychecks this week. A breakdown of the figures shows that $633,101 in vacation pay will go to 3,274 employees in Eden and that $229,902 in vacation pay will be dis tributed to 1,103 employees of the Fieldale Towel Mill. The vacation pay, combined with the employees’ regular pay and the monthly paychecks of salaried employees, to be paid Friday, vdll amount to approxi mately $2 million to be disbursed by Fieldcrest in Eden on Thursday and Friday of this week. At Fieldale, the combined vacation pay, employees’ regular pay, and the salaried employees’ pay will total $529,196 to be paid this week. The vacation pay for a majority of the employees, those with five or more years of continuous service, will be lour percent of their past year’s earn ings. This is the equivalent of about two weeks of extra pay. Two percent of their past year’s earn ings or about one week of vacation pay will be paid to employees who have worked as muen as one year but less than five years. Fieldcrest was one of the first textile companies to provide paid vacations for employees. Vacation pay has been is sued each summer for approximately 30 years. This year, Fieldcrest plants generally will close for vacation at the end of the (Continued on Page Four) 50-YEAR AWARDS—Mamie J. Bur- cham, the Company’s newest 50-year employee, is presented awards by Rob ert A. Harris, senior vice president. See page three.

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