Tobacco Bag Stringing
Mrs. Roy Anderson

MRS. ROY ANDERSON, Wilkes County, N.C., has 8 children one of whom is in a C.C.C. Camp.

INCOME: Husband works in tannery and gets $18 a week. He has a steady job. The son in the C.C.C. Camp will be through in April. She gets about $3.00 a week stringing bags. Rent is $8 a month. Electric bill is $1.25 a month. Grocery bill is about $10.00 a week. Husband has industrial insurance.

HOME CONDITIONS: House has 4 rooms and a garden which produces some of their food, but they have to buy most of it. They have a radio but no other conveniences or comforts. Water comes from a well. House in fair condition. Family is comparatively well off, but any additional expenses would be a great burden. She has been stringing for a long time and can do about 1000 bags a day with her other duties. Enjoys earning the extra money which is used to buy clothes for the children and fuel. She strings whenever it is possible.

[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.]