MANAGEMENT: Help for Negroes

Faced with a dwindling supply of skilled garment workers in the South, Wentworth Manufacturing Co. last week opened a new factory in Florence, S.C. with an all-Negro labor force. Wentworth started 35 Negro cutters and seamstresses at the same wages paid white garment workers in the area, expects to expand the Florence plant to 300 workers and an annual payroll of $500,000. Only a handful of chief supervisors will be white. Since South Carolina law prohibits mixing races in a factory, Negroes (35% of the state's population) are usually excluded except as janitors or maids. If the Wentworth experiment works,...

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