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MEL - ROSE - GLEN
THE VOICE OF MELROSE AND GLENN MILLS
MELROSE HOSIERY HILLS
(Seamless mnd Full Fashion Plants)
HIGH POINT, N. C.
GLENN HOSIERY MILLS
(Infante* and Misses’ Goods)
Xmas Parly Sal.
Plans are taking shape for the
Christmas party. The general pat
tern of former years will be fol
lowed. The exchange of gifts and
departmental tables have grown
into a tradition. Already some
groups are asking questions about
this phase of the party.
Committees To Meet
Each department in each plant
is urged to choose two or more
representatives to meet In the con
ference room at the English street
plant Wednesday afternoon Decem
ber 4 at 3:30. The general com
mittee will be organized out of this
group with chairmen and sub-com
mittees. Also out of this group
plant committees will be set-up.
Bring all ideas for decorations,
stunts, and what-have-you to this
December 4th meeting.
Colored committee will meet
Thursday December 5.
There will be lots of work to be
done and numerous ideas to con
Every effort is being made to
get the flooring and heating equip
ment ready in the new addition of
the full fashioned plant so that the
party can be held in our own build
This will be the only announce
ment about committees. Will all
interested groups act at once to
see that there is a good strong
repiresentative group from all
plants, all departments and all
shifts in the December 4 meeting.
At least two representatives
should be sent from each depart
ment. It is anticipated that there
will be at least 17 committees at
The annual bonus checks
jwill be distributed in each
i/c uiaiiiuuicu in cav.iij
iof the three mills on Fri-|
I day, December 6. The com-1
I pany hereby designates the |
I week of December 23-27 asj
Ithe vacation period. (Seei
I printed company policy on!
(vacation and bonus). |
Nominations are in order for
Santa Claus at the party. Inter
ested boosters are free to prepare
posters and conduct campaign for
their candidates, beginning now.
The week of December 2 will be
open for announcing of candi
dates. During the week of Decem
ber 9 balloting will take placs for
Santa Claus and on a tear off slip
with the ballot requests can be
made for tickets to the party.
Exchange of gifts will take
place at the party. Everyone
is urged to cooperate by taking
Christmas spirit and atmos
phere to the party and not
“take the edge off” of the cele
bration by bringing these things
into the mill.
Gifts will be assembled in
each department in a shipping
box, sealed and delivered to the
building on Kivett drive to be
opened by a committee from
Tt^0 Singing risl’ierme.n
Why Are You So Tired.^
Editor’s note: This is an article from YOUR LIFE purchased and
used by permission. It is copyrighted and is not to be lifted from Mel-
By JOHN E. GIBSON
All of us are tired some of the time, some of us are tired most of
the time, and a few of us are tired all of the time. Scientists who have
devoted years to the study of fatigue in its various forms, believe it is
responsible for more unhappiness, more strife, more failures in business
and domestic life, than any other single factor. Leading authorities are
convinced, however, that this would not be so if people really understood
fatigue—and had a working knowledge of “what makes it tick.” The
following questions and answers represent the most interesting and
significant facts that science has learned about fatigue.
How many kinds of fatigue are there? Three kinds: (1) physical
fatigue, caused simply by muscular activity, and from which we recuper
ate the quickest: (2) mental fatigue, caused by brain work, and which
requires a somewhat longer recuperation period. (It is extremely sel
dom that energies expended in mental or physical effort are not quickly
and completely restored by a nominal amount of rest and relaxation);
(3) nervous fatigue, the most common cause of tiredness, is not caused
by work and cannot be biinished simply by rest. It caused by worry,
frustation, anxiety, boredom, and kindred emotional attitudes. Be
cause these emotional states can deplete our energies faster than rest
can replenish them, they are responsible for the feeling of “perpetual
tiredness.” This type of fatigue can be banished only when the cause
Can more work reduce nervous fatigue ? It certainly can. Give a
person so much work to do that he hasn’t time to worry, and he’ll feel
Can mental and physical overwork cause a nervous breakdown ?
Absolutely not. Leading medical authorities agree that nervous break
downs are never caused by overwork. Factors which bring about nervous
exhaustion are anxiety, worry, fear, frustration and various mental and
emotional conflicts. Overwork, rather than being a cause of nervous
breakdown, in many instances actually prevents it—by permitting the
individual less time to fret and worry. Nerve specialists find that many
of their patients cease worrying only when completely absorbed by their
work or avocation.
Is mental work more fatiguing than physical work? Yes. Tests
show that the average mental worker accumulates more fatigue at the
end of the day than the physical worker. Furthermore, when fatigue is
caused by mental effort, a longer time is required for recuperation.
Hence—as proven by tests made at Colgate university—you need more
sleep if you work with your brain that if you work with your muscles.
Does everything we do require energy—even sleeping? Yes. Tables
of energy expenditure show that a person weighing 154 pounds uses 65
calories per hour when asleep, 77 calories per hour while lying down,
100 calories while sitting at rest, 105 calories when reading, 145 calories
while typewriting or washing dishes, 200 calories while walking, 300
calories when running or engaged in strenuous exercise.
Do some people actually “make you tired”? Definitely. When an
other person’s presence arouses unpleasant emotions, this in turn pro
duces actual nervous fatigue—which incidentally, takes longer to re
cuperate from than any other type of fatigue. Scientific tests show
that an hour with an unpleasant person can create as much fatigue as
an entire day’s work. r
Does the temperature halve any bearing on how easily we tire? Yes.
Tests have proven that the least fatigue temperature is 68 degrees Fahr
enheit. When the temperature goes higher or lower, increasing amounts
of energy are required to maintain the constant body temperature of
98.6 degrees. When the thermometer climbs above 68 degrees extra en
ergy is required to operate the body’s intricate cooling system, and
when the temperature takes drop, energy must be diverted to generate
heat. Laboratory tests show, for example, that up to 50 per cent more
energy is expended when the temperature is 90 degrees. Similar condi-
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All employees who are now
wearing 5, 10, and 15 year pins
and who are to get 10, 15 i.nd 20
pins at the Christmas party will
please turn in pins they are now
wearing at once so that check can
be made on all pins ready for dis
tribution December 21.
TO PAY OFF
The Melrose-Glenn Credit Union
wants to pay dividends immedi
ately after January 1. All borrow
ers are strongly urged to bring
payments up-to-date. Members
should deposit all shares possible
so that the annual report will make
a good showing. In November
board meeting it was revealed that
there will be approximately $1500
in undivided earnings to distribute
to share holding members. The
assets of the association are now
approximately $14,000. There arc
a few delinquent accounts that
need attention and cooperation of
LIFE ON THE
(The following is taken from
Charley Jones’ Famous “LAUGH
BOOK,” it is copyright material
and used'with the special permissi-
ion of Charley Jones.)
Printed by Request
7:30—Card punched — just as
7:35—Makes rounds of gum ma
chines—no gum—loses two
7:45—Makes rounds looking for
tools that the night shift
left lying around.
8:00—Finds pliers and screwdriv
er—grinds off names and
puts them in a tool box.
8:30—Goes to tool crib. Tells at
tendant new story.
8:45—Drills $40 hole in panel.
Rivet too flat. Starts to drill
slips. Starts over and drills
9:15—Coffee and rolls, discusses
politics and general topics.
10:00—Stops for smoke.
10:10—Needs a drink—lines up at
10:30—Looks for a place to hide
10:45—Can’t find any place.
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All three mills will be
shut down for the week of
Christmas. Work will cease
Friday, December 20 at end
of third shift and resume
Monday, December 30, at
beginning- of first shift.