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Home Spread Tufters Petition Govt., 1939

From The Murray Herald
Chatsworth, Ga.
March 30, 1939

SPREAD WORKERS SEND

PETITION TO WASHINGTON

Petitions with the names of over 4,000 persons engaged in the hand tufting of candlewick bedspread in and around Dalton have been sent to Elmer F. Andrews, wage and hour administrator, in Washington, seeking a change in the law concerning this industry to relieve it of the minimum wage provision, which it is claimed has practically killed the industry so far as home workers are concerned.

The candlewick industry at one time employed thousands in the rural homes of this section, has since been destroyed, it is said....(remainder of article not readable).

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