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MEL — ROSfi — ‘GLEN
Voice of Melrose and
Pablished Monthly by Melrose Hosiery
Mills, Inc., Hiffh Point, N. C.
A Co-operative Endeavor
Sponsored by the Personnel Department
in Participation with Employees of
Melrose (Seamless and Full Fashioned)
and Glenn Plants.
JOSEPH DAVID BOYD, Director.
EVA VENABLE, Secretary
REPORTERS AND CONTRIBUTORS
(Selected by workers to represent
Office Mary Moore
Knitting, No. 1, 1st --
Knitting No. 2—1st Helen Sheffield
Knitting No. 1—2nd Thelma Edwards
Knitting No. 1—3rd Almedia Dennis
Looping Room No. 1— Lois Harrison
Looping No. 2—1st - Nona Sechrest
Looping No. 2 - Belle Poole
Finishing Room 1-lst Ethel Leatherman
Finishing Rm. No. 2 Lillian Anderson
Boarding No. 1—1st
Boarding No. 1—2nd, Edith Whitaker
Boarding No. 2—lst,.._ Virginia Bizzell
Boarding No. 2-2nd J. D. Crose
Sewing No. 2—1st Ethel Millikan
Sewing No. 2—2nd -
Miscellaneous Agnes Butler
Looping, Inspecting and
Seaming Depts Maxine Hobby
Finishing Rom, 1st Gladys Dawson
Knitting Dept.—1st Edith Haltom
Knitting Dept.—2nd, Pauline Leonard
FULL FASHIONED PLANT.
Finishing—1st — Altah VI ilson
Knitting—1st Hoyle Morgan
Knitting—2nd K athryn Snow
Knitting—3rd Hoyle Morgan
FROM TOMLINSON NEWS
QUESTION: For several weeks
I have observed the progress on
our new chimney at Mill No. 10
and each day the elevator scaf
fold has been moved higher. Now
I’m wonder how the scaffold will
be removed when the last brick has
ANSWER: “You never can tell
what a stack man is going to do
next but they have ruled out sky
hooks and parachutes as a means
of getting the last man down to
earth! The legal way to do it is
something like this: The last op
eration is to wash down the stack
with muriatic acid to remove ex
cess cement—the T-shaped scaf
fold, called a ‘cat-head’, is swung
over the side and a man in a bos’n’s
chair does the washing from top
to bottom and all over the outside
surface. Then he goes back to the
top on the cable and disassembles
the cat-head. This is lowered, down
inside the stack with the cable
running over the iron cap at top.
The last man could use the cable
to descend but this might ruin the
cable so, after lowering the scaf
fold materials, he casts-off the ca
ble and climbs down the outside
iron run^s which are 7’ 6” apart.
Since the man is only 5’ 10” high
that calls for special technique: he
uses two scaling ‘irons’, small
wooden ladders about 8’ long, hook
ing alternately first one and then
the other over the iron rungs until
he reaches terra firma—if I had
to do that it would be too much
terror and not enough firma!”
FINLEY T. WHITE,
Works Project Director.
SOMEONE ONCE SAID
“One careless moment could pay
off in a lifetime of sorrow.”
About twice as many community
advisory centers are needed—for
veterans and others whose lives
were uprooted by the war years—
as are now in operation. Despite
their talk about V-J day, fewer
than half the country’s towns are
providing adeq u a t e information
and guidance assistance for their
veterans. This is a growing prob
lem, and cannot all be handled
Mel-Rose-Glen is in the third year of publication. This
is the twenty-eighth copy distributed. How are we doing?
Immediately after Thanksgiving holidays a question
naire on Mel-Rose-Glen will be put in your hands. Will
you look for it, and give it full consideration?
There have been many compliments on our plant paper.
We want to keep it good and make it better.
The questionnaire will call for easy checking of items.
There will be space for ample comment, if you Will write a
sentence or two.
We are anxious to know what portions of the publica
tion are most read. Are there features which you like? Are
there some things that you would like to have considered in
The general feature of Mel-Rose-Glen, and one of which
we are proud, is that it obviously is a "workers’ sheet”.
There are some matters of promotion and company policy
that necessarily find place in the columns, but, on the whole,
it is not a "front office” publication. This means, for all
practical purposes, that we can make of the paper what
we want. If it can be made better, it will be because we as
a group have the ingenuity and the interest to give thought
and planning to develop a constructive program.
Mel-Rose-Glen is mailed every other issue to all cus
tomers of the mills. Each month it is sent to a growing list
of friends, competitors, trade journals etc. During the war
months it was sent all around the world to Melrose and
Glenn employees. It still goes to all men and women in
Look for the questionnaire and give it your best at
WHY ARE YOU SO TIRED?
(Continued from Page One)
tions were found to obtain when the temperature drops to 30 degrees.
Scientific studies have definitely established that you’ll do the best work,
and be the least fatigued by it, when the room temperature is kept close
to the 68 degrees mark.
What effect does noise have on fatigue? Studies conducted by Dr.
Donald A. Laird, at Colgate university, have proven that you’ll be 19
per cent more fatigued at the end of each day if you work in a noisy
office, then if you work in a quiet one. Nine hours work in calm sur
roundings will actually tire you less than working eight hours in the
midst of din and hubbub.
Does music make work less fatiguing? Yes. This has been defi
nitely established by scientific experiments. At De Pauw university,
where 160 subjects were tested over a two-month period, it was found
that the playing of music made their work considerably less tiring.
Music combats physical fatigue by inducing a rhythm into the worker’s
movements—and work performed rhythmically requires far less energy.
It reduces nervous fatigue by chasing away boredom, which is a prin
cipal cause of nervous tiredness. Tests show that frequent, short pe
riods of music have the most markedly beneficial effect.
Can you do more than twice as much work and be less tired, if you
take short, freo.uent rest periods? Yes. In factories with brief and fre
quent rest periods, subjects have done three times their ordinary work
and been less fatigued.
What is the first symptom of overtiredness? Irritability. A good
way to nip overtiredness in the bud is to rest or relax the moment this
symptom evidences itself.
Are we inclined to make bad decisions when we’re tired? Yes.
Never make an important decision when you’re tired. Fatigue seriously
impairs our judgment, and warps our perspective.
Do you actually have a different personality when you’re tired?
Yes. Fatigue radically alters your personality, relegating your good
qualities to the background, and turning the spotlight on your bad ones.
You have less poise, tend to be on the defensive, and are infinitely more
difficult to get along with. .
What is “chronic fatigue” ? Chronic fatigue is a continual tiredness,
accompanied by a persistent feeling of depression and frustration. If
you..’re one of those people who are always tired, then you have chronic
fatigue. It is felt most acutely during the early morning hours, and tends
to diminish as the day progresses. It is nervous fatigue which has as
sumed permanent form. Rest and sleep fail to relieve it, but physical
exertion often (ioes. Dr. Frank N. Allen of Boston’s Lahey Clinic made
an exhaustive study of 300 cases of chronic fatigue, found that less
than 20 per cent had even the slightest physical disorder. The trouble
with the rest was purely psychological.
What will cure chronic fatigue? Dr. Walter Freeman, noted Wash
ington, D. C., psychiatrist, who has long specialized in this malady, finds
that rest is the worst thing in the world. His patients respond best to
cold bathing, horseback riding, and long walks. “When their muscles
are working,” Dr. Freeman explains, “their brains are resting.” Dr.
E. J. Kepler, of the Mayo Clinic, who has made perhaps the most ex
tended study of chronic fatigue, has established that it is caused by
leading an unbalanced life. After studying the effects of varied treat
ments on hundreds of patients, Dr. Kepler has discovered the only meth
od which the Mayo Clinic considers wholly effective. The afflicted
person must rearrange his personal life so that it is equally influenced
by four factors. These factors are work, play, love, worship (devotion
to something bigger than oneself). No single one of these influences
should be allowed to dominate at the expense of another.
Where this rule has been followed, case histories show no instance
where chronic fatigue symptoms failed to completely disappear. Also,
Dr. Kepler’s records show no case where a chronic fatigue sufferer’s life
was not decidedly lacking in balance. More often than not, at least one
of the four factors was almost entirely absent.
Science has given us the keys with which to conquer fatigue. The
rest is up to us.
I ITEMS & COMMENT
TOP TURNERS NO. 2
Ask Myrtle, why did she raise
the window, and stick her head out
Polly, what is wrong with you
and your boy friend, Charlie.
KNITTING NO. ONE
Charlie Howard who has just re
turned ot first shift wants every
one on second shift to know that
he enjoyed working with them. We
will miss you Charlie and we want
you to always feel welcome on the
second shift ?or we enjoyed work
ing with you also.
Everyone is looking forward to
the Christmas party. We hope it
will be a big success.
Well Christmas is almost here.
We have stopped counting the
months and started counting the
Everybody who buys a ticket
to the football game is expecting
to win the automobile. Here’s hop
ing someone at Melrose wins it.
Finishing No. 1
We miss Bertha, she has been
out with her mother-in-law. Hope
she will soon be back.
We welcome Sarah Hooper one
of our old time employees.
There is a backache epidemic
going around in the finishing room.
What’s wrong ?
Does anybody know where Ger
trude can find some brown sugar
for her fruit cake?
We hope Mrs. Maner has a nice
Thanksgiving while she is in the
Joyce Hedrick is all smiles these
days, I guess it must be Luck.
FINISHING ROOM NO. 2
Here we come around to see you
all for a very short visit this
I know everyone is busy plan
ning for Thanksgiving holidays.
Most of the folks in our depart
ment are planning to spend a quite
time at home.
We hope everybody will have a
nice time. Just don’t eat to much
Dewey is taking a trip to South
Carolina in a T-model. Hope you
make it O.K. Dewey.
Fred is leaving as soon as pos
sible for Elkin. Don’t get strand
ed up there like you did before.
Zelma Varner lias got back from
her trip. She wouldn’t tell us
where she went. But she reported
a wonderful time.
Did you see Rankin, R. D.
Freal and Dewey eat banana pud
ding the other day ? Whata you
say boys, “isn’t Mrs. Walton a
We thought at first we would
get Lena some crutches. But now
she can get around pretty good.
Something new has been added
to our department. Yes, new racks
for our work. It’s not only handier
but it makes our tables look nicer.
One more thing Mrs. Deaton was
sure thrilled over the lovely sun
shine box that was sent to her.
We will tell you, as she told us.
“God bless every one of them.”
We would like to express our
deep sympathy to Mr. Bailey.
Well folks that’s all for now,
see you next month. Just remem
ber there is only 2 more shopping
days until Christmas. By now.
Knitting No. 2—2nd Shift
The second shift welcomes Grady
Stafford and Guy Jones who came
back recently. We hope they stay
with us this time.
We were sorry to have Frances
Latta leave us.
It’s nice to see Doris Hare back
after her illness.
We all sincerely hope that every
one had a joyful Thanksgiving.
So long until next month when
we’ll be gushing over with all our
A new all purpose household de
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garbage cans, iceboxes and the like.
It is colorless and odorless.