Tobacco Bag Stringing

Report on Tobacco Bag Stringing Operations in North Carolina and Virginia, 1939


GRANVILLE COUNTY
WELFARE DEPARTMENT
MRS. LEE C. TAYLOR, SUPT.

OXFORD, N. C.,

September 7th, 1938.

Mr. A. L. Fletcher,
Commissioner of Labor,
Raleigh, North Carolina.

Dear Mr. Fletcher:

It has been brought to my attention that there is some possibility of the Wage and Hour bill preventing people in Granville County from stringing tobacco sacks. Mr. L.L. Gresham, the local distributor, gives us the information that he carries a list of approximately four hundred and ninety-two regular workers. this industry brings into the county approximately twelve thousand dollars a year. A large portion of these sacks are distributed among farm families, thus providing necessities for the family which would probably have to be provided by this department if this work was not available.

I wish to add this recommendation in behalf of the people of Granville County.

Yours very truly,

(Signed) Martha F. Taylor

E.
Mrs. Lee C. Taylor,
Supt. Public Welfare,
Granville County.


[Source: "Tobacco Bag Stringing Operations in North Carolina and Virginia." Richmond, Va.: 1939. North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.]