The appellant, Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division of the United States Department of Labor, challenges the decision below in a trial to the court without a jury (46 F.Supp. 16), which, on the principal issue here involved, held certain needleworkers in Kentucky, engaged in processing materials furnished by the appellee and compensated therefor on a piece basis, to be independent contractors and so not subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, 29 U.S.C.A. ? 201 et seq., which deal with minimum wages, maximum hours, and the keeping of records. Other parties, engaged in activities similar to those of the appellee, intervened in the District Court, praying that their status likewise be adjudicated in the action. A judgment dismissing the appellants petition was ordered but jurisdiction was retained for the entry of such orders and judgments as may become necessary to dispose of the rights of the intervenors.