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MEL — ROSE — GLEN
Voice of Melrose and
Published Monthly by Melrose Hosiery
Mills, Inc., High 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—1st, Virginia Bizzell
Boarding No. 2>2nd J. D. Crose
Sewing No. 2—1st Ethel Millikan
Sewing No. 2—2nd
Miscellaneous Agnes Butler
Knitting—1st — - Edith Haltom
Knitting—2nd Jeraldine Trogdon
Looping Jennie Hauser
Finishing Room Gladys Dawson
FULL FASHIONED PLANT.
Looping, Inspecting and
Seaming Depts Maxine Hobby
Finishing—1st Altah ‘Wilsoii
Knitting—1st Hoyle Morgan
Knitting—2nd K athryn Snow
Knitting—3rd Hoyle Morgan
The new Glenn mill is nearing
completion. The knitting machines
have been moved from mill one
and mill two to the new plant on
Phillips Street. As soon as con
struction workers and materials
can be made available, plans will
begin to materialize on the i|||||^
ior of the Seamless plant.
The company has in mind cer
tain changes that will improve the
flow of goods through the mill and
save on “back tracking.” At the
same time, when changes are
made, Melrose wants always to
advance with the industry and
make changes that are for better
working conditions and production
The time has arrived when our
people can be assured that the
best engineering planning and im
provements will be made for loop-
ers, sewers and inspectors possi
ble, in keeping, of course, with
sound business management. The
company is not prepared at this
time to set out details, but as the
carpenters, painters, light and
ventilation engineers go ahead
with tKeir work, it is confidently
expected that everyone will watch
with interest the development of
plans. The employees in the “old
plant” will be as delighted as the
employees in the new plants with
the total effect when improve
ments are completed.
THE REAL CHRISTMAS SPIRIT
December 30, 1947
This warm glow of happiness
that we all no doubt feel these
days is due to the good things we
The people of Melrose are
due a,great deal of credit for their
participation in and the success of
the Streptomycin fund drive. We,
everyone, took a part in the drive,
and I am sure that everyone takes
pride in the accomplishment. We
have made it possible for someone
to be cured of the dread disease of
T. B. We have started a move for
humanity that will, I am sure, sur
prise all of us in its far-reaching
scope for good.
We can also take pride in the
success of the Santa Claus feature
of our Christmas program. We
brought cheer to the patients of
the Sanatorium with our carols
and gifts. We have given our time,
and money to bring cheer and
health to others, and by so doing
we have brought happiness to our
Leigh Harper, Chairman
19 4 8
Comes another year!
It is a most important year in the history of America and
the history of the world.
1948 is election year.
The time has long passed when anyone should hint or at
tempt to tell others how to vote, but it is always a matter of
good citizenship to urge people to be prepared to vote.
We owe it to ourselves and to our country to protect and
maintain the sacred right of franchise. There are millions of
people in countries less free than the United States who are de
nied the right of free elections. We should register and vote,
not only to express our opinion, but to practise our rights
under a democracy.
North Carolina law requires one year of residence in the
state, requires that a person be twenty-one years of age and
requires that a person live in the county or precinct four
months. If a person has been in the county four months, but
has changed precincts within that county, then the citizen
registers in the original precinct.
Polling books are open at the polling place five weeks
prior to the Primary, four weeks of which time is for re
gistering with precinct chairman and one week for possible
challenge. The Primary takes place some time in May.
Among your New Year resolutions, why not make way
for a determination to check on your registration and make
certain that you are entitled, under the law, to cast a ballot
HITS OF INTEREST TO
The Art of Cooking Candy
Americans spend something
over seven dollars per capita each
year for candies and confections,
and the candy shops increase and
flourish. The skilled candy maker
consequently has a real asset at
her command, whether she uses it
commercially or merely to give
pleasure to her family and friends.
A thermometer is essential if
you go in for candymaking on any
scale, because cooking to just the
right temperature is the first prin
ciple of success.
Home-made confections always
make a much-appreciated gift.
There are a number of varieties
suh as caramels, nut brittles and
even fudge which can be made in
advance of the last of the Christ
2 cups sugar
2-3 cup milk
2 tablespoons corn syrup
3 squares unsweetened chocolate
2 tablespoons crisco
1 teaspoon vanilla
Put sugar, milk, syrup and choc
olate, cut in small pieces, into a
saucepan and stir until sugar is
dissolved. Cook slowly until the
temperature is 236 degrees F., or
until mixture forms a soft ball
when tested in cold water. Remove
from fire and add crisco. When
lukewarm, add vanilla and heat
until thick. Pour into greased
shallow pan. When cold cut into
An excellent way to improve
your diet is to eat a better break-
jfast. Good foods are oranges, eggs,
and rolled oats—these go a long
way toward making a good break
fast combination. Add milk with
the cereal, enriched or whole
wheat toast or rolls with butter or
fortified margarine, and a bever
age. There’s a breakfast that will
carry you through without fatigue
till lunchtime. But remember to
take a liberal portion of citrus
fruit for vitamin C—4 ounces or
more of orange or grapefruit
juice, or a whole orange, or a half
The “Y” is starting a League.
Are there enough men players in
terested to represent Melrose?
HOW WOULD YOU FEEL
LOSING $1,454.70? THIS IS
A STORY ABOUT A MAN
If He Had Known Social Security
Procedures It Would Not Have
How unhappy would you be if
you learneu on,- day that vou
had lost ?1,454.70?
Nobody stole the money from
you and you didn’t lose it in a
bad investment. The $1,454.70 was
there waiting for you, and the only
reason you lost it is because you
didn’t go ask for it.
Social Security Board records
show that a man living in North
Carolina—he wasn’t an employee
of our companies—recently had
this sad experience.
For nearly five and a half years
after he reached the age of 65,
this man had not bothered to go
to his nearest Social Security of
fice and apply for the benefits
coming to him. That $1,454.70 was
lost forever. Almost every day, the
Social Security offices are uncov
ering instances where men and
women have passed up benefits
they’ve earned, and for this rea
son, The Echo is cooperating with
the Social Security Board in Ashe
ville in bringing this article to
Every employee of our com
panies—and the members of the
family of employees—should paste
these three important points in
their memories for future refer
THREE POINTS TO
(1) The minute he becomes 65
every employee should go to the
nearest Social Security field of
fice and discuss his rights to
benefits. He should do this even
though he expects to go on work
ing, no matter where.
(2) The minute the employee’s
wife or widow becomes 65, she
should go to the nearest field of
fice and establish her rights.
(3) If the employee dies (no
matter what his age), his widow
should go to the nearest office
and ask whether she can collect
benefits for herself and her chil
dren, if any.
THINK IT OVER
The other fellow’s economic
grass may look greener to us be
cause it’s farther away and de
liberately clouded in mystery.
But before we fall in love with
any foreign “isms,” let’s remem
ber that, in spite of temporary
troubles, we have the sweetest
set-up on earth right here, ac
cording to all facts and figures.
Right now we have nearly 57
million people employed. Nor
mally, with only 7 per cent of the
world’s population, we have 80
per cent of the automobiles, 50 per
cent of all telephones, 60 per cent
of all life insurance policies. Be
fore the war we used 75 per cent
of the world’s silk. We had one ra
dio for every three people, against
one for every 90 in Russia.
And we still have more freedom
and less harness on us than any
other people on earth.
Then there was the drunk who
saw a sign and said; “It can’t be
done.” The sign read: “Drink Can
1 am sorry. I assume full respon-
siDiin-y lor—what seemed to me—
i,ne Very terrible outcome at the
I was assured that the P. A.
system would be set up and test
ed at 4:30. Depending upon that
assurance I went to the meeting
at the Sanatorium. Two hours la
ter I returned to find no equip
ment in the building.
I am convinced that with proper
use of music, and positive an
nouncements that can be heard,
any crowd can be guided through
a happy, successful evening with
out any untoward event of any
kind, and that any program can be
organized and handled with dis
I promise now that if I have
anything to do with any future
program the P. A. system will be
adequate (with roving microphone
that can be taken to selected per
sons in audience, to platform, tree,
etc.,) and will be tested in ample
time (even the day before, if ne
cessary,) to guarantee successful
handling of every detail.
SOMEONE ONCE SAID
The man who allows his life to
justify itself, and lets his work
speak, and who when reviled re
viles not again, must be a very
great lofty soul.—Elbert Hubbard.
I wonder if we knew this year
Would be our last on earth.
Would we try to fill it with love
That came with Jesus’ birth?
Would that hasty word be spoken
That makes the teardrops
Would that fellowship be broken
If we knew that we should part?
Would we likely give that cold
If we knew it were the last;
Or would we that hand warmly
And desire to hold it fast?
Would we the gentle warning heed
When the Spirit says, “Don’t,
Or would we that other heart
cause to bleed
Because we would not obey it?
But since we do not know the time
That we from earth shall part,
Would it not be well for us to
Each day with Christ in our
As grace sufficient for each day
He surely will provide,
Why should we go so far astray
Since He will thus abide.
—The Wesleyan Methodist
Cop (to guy in gutter):
Guy in Gutter: “Certainly not.
I’m just holding this parking
place for a friend!”