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    Pag* 6, W*at Craven Hlghllghta, June 3,1982
NEW BERN
HIGHLIGHTS-
YMCA Membership
Workers
The New Bern-Craven County YMCA successfully
completed the two “Coaching” rallies held at the
Ramada Inn, May 18 and 19, with approximately 60
people in attendance. Although this was only
approximately half of all the workers in the
Campaign, Mr. Gregory W. Hubbell, Executive
Director of the YMCA, feels they were enthusiastic
and ready to start campaigning for memberships
this week. The purpose of the Coaching Rallies was to
tell workers more about the programs of the YMCA
this past year and what new programs people can
expect next year. Also future plans for the YMCA’s
new building location were discussed.
Mr. Hubbell expressed the importance of the
Membership Drive right now for several reasons.
With a drive for large numbers of people, there will
be a greater impact on the community and people
will realize the YMCA intends to be here for good. It
is also a good time to tell people about the programs
and good that the YMCA can do in the community.
The numbers of members will also dictate how fast
the YMCA will move in building a pool and
additional facilities.
Mr. Hubbell emphasized that this is not the time
for people to sit back and wait for their neighbors to
join before they do. Everyone should try to lead
rather than follow.
On Wednesday, May 26, 1982, the YMCA kicked-
off the Membership Campaign with a breakfast
meeting at 7:30 a. m. at the Ramada Inn.
People not presently on a team of workers still have
time to do so by calling 638-8799.
Last Chance To
Enroll
In an effort to train citizens for a rape companion
program, the Craven County Council on Women, Inc.
is holding a six session training program. This
program will prepare volunteers to provide support
for victims of sexual assault. Tonight, June 3 is your
final chance to enroll as a volunteer.
The program is being held each Thursday at 5:30 p.
m. at the AHEC Building next to Craven County
Hospital. All area citizens interested in providing
assistance to victims of rape or sexual assault are
encouraged to participate in this free training
program.
Since 1975 reported rape cases are up 53 percent in
North Carolina and 46 percent in the U. S. In 1977 a
rapist had a 51 percent chance of being arrested if the
rape was reported to the police and about a 33
percent chance of being prosecuted and about a 16
percent chance of being found guilty.
Ms. Kathy Watson is the coordinator for the group.
You may get information concerning the program by
dialing 638-5995. Vanceboro area residents
remember this is no longer a long distance call.
Elected
John G. Medlin, Jr., chief executive officer of
Wachovia Bank and Trust Company, has been
elected to a three-year term on the board of directors
of the International Monetary Conference (IMC). The
election and installation of officers was held
Thursday at the conclusion of the 1982 IMC meeting
in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The IMC, which was organized in 1954, provides a
forum for discussion of significant international
banking, economic, monetary and fiscal issues. It
includes 54 major United States banks and 60 banks
from 21 other nations.
IVanceboto and New Bern area Residents call
638-8566 for Fire and Rescue Service
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NORTH CAROLINA BUSINESS INDEX
Wachovia Business
Index
The level of business activity in North Carolina
remained level in April, according to the Wachovia
Business Index. The Index registered 154.7, up 0.1
percent from the March level.
Non-agricultural employment was unchanged
from the previous month, while price adjusted
average hourly earnings for manufacturing
employees rose 0.4 percent. The average
manufacturing workweek and the number of people
unemployed declined from March.
A 0.6 percent increase in manufacturing
employment was due to gains in non-dufable goods
industries. Textile employment grew a healthy 2.7
percent, accompanied by a 0.5 percent increase in
apparel employment. In durable goods industries,
employment gains in furniture and lumber were
countered by declines in other sectors.
, In the non-manufacturing sector, employment in
services remained flat while trade employment
increased slightly. Contract construction
employment was down 2.1 percent and government
employment declined 0.6 percent.
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for
North Carolina was 8.7 percent in April, down 0.8
percent from March. The national rate for April was
9.4 percent, up 0.4' percent from March. The
unadjusted unemployment rate in North Carolina
dropped to 8.2 percent in April.
Unit sales of cars and trucks through April were
21.5 percent and 2.7 percent respectively below year
ago levels.
The North Carolina Business Index measures the
level of economic activity in North Carolina on a
monthly basis. Using 1967 as the base of 100, it
reflects indicators of employment, production and
spending in the state’s economy. All figures are
adjusted by Wachovia-calculated figures for
expected seasonal fluctuations.
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AiiHiims
Plymouth Fiber Hits Million
Safe Manhours
The Plymouth Fiber Group has just achieved a
million safe manhours without a single lost-time
injury, it has been announced by Paul J. Schmitt,
mill manager.
The pulp, paper and paperboard group has more
than 1,700 employees, and operations continue
around the clock.
The group was recently awarded the National
Safety Council’s highest recognition, the Award of
Honor, for its outstanding 1981 safety record.
George Willis Retires At
New Bern Pulp
George Willis, purchasing supervisor for the New
Bern Pulp Mill, has elected to retire from the
company.
Daryl Thompson is assuming all purchasing and
storeroom responsibilities at the New Bern Pulp
Mill.
Plymouth Fine Paper Modifies
System To Cut Operating Costs
The paper division of the Plymouth Fiber Group
recently has made modifications and improvements
in its white water system that substantially reduce
costs.
The system modifications, planned^and completed
by Weyerhaeuser maintenance and production
personnel, will reduce costs at a minimum of more
than $500,000 a year.
The system improvements allow the Fine Paper
division to recover from seven to 25 more tons of
bleached pulp fiber per day and will reduce water
usage about 1.5 million gallons a day.
Pulp, which is about 99 percent water when it
reaches the paper forming end of a paper machine,
consists of suspended wood fibers and additives that
improve the quality of the paper.
The water, “white water”, is rapidly drained away
from the bleached pulp allowing the fibers to criss
cross, mat together and form paper stock.
The paper stock is then sent through the press
section of the paper machine where more water is
removed, and then over a series of vacuum and dryer
rolls to further reduce paper moisture content.
The white water system recycles the water used in
this papermaking process.
Art Exhibition
An exhibition of contemporary figure painting
“Personages” by Jack Berkman of Wilmington, N.C.
June 7 - July 6, 1982, Craven Community Arts
Council, 220 B. Pollock Street, New Bern, N.C.
28560.
The Craven Community Arts Council is proud to
announce its first major art exhibition in its new ^
facility located in the basement of the Davis-Jarvis
House. Mr. Berkman was educated at the Corcoran
School of Art, George Washington University, the
University of New Mexico and was the recipient of a
Tiffany Foundation Art Scholarship. He is listed in
Who’s Who in American Art, Who’s Who in South
and Southwest and Who’s Who in World Jewry. He
has won numerous awards.
The exhibition, “Personages”, is a serious
exhibition of contemporary figure painting, with the
characterizations ranging from musicians to
survivors of the holocaust. The moods range from the
tragic and moody to satire and humor. Several of the
heads are traditional in treatment, while others are
painted within the framework of abstract shapes and
colors.
Mr. Berkman lectures and holds workshops in
this area of the country.
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