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Page Two THE SLATER NEWS Februrary 14,1946

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The Slater News Published Every Two Weeks By Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc. Established 1790 In The Interest of Its Employees.

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REPORTERS Weave Room: Ernestine McCall, Nellie Barnette, Walker Reid, Gladys Cox. Rosaee Cox, Sara C. Chitwood, Dovie Faust, Louise Bagwell, and Margaret Johnson.

Preparation Dept.: Jessie Vassey, Dorothy Hawkins, Julia Brown, Mildred Mull, Mary Wallace, Lucille Tate, Ruby Drury, Nellie Ruth Payne, Stanley Hawkins, Irene Cox.

Cloth Room: Opal W. Smith

Commuity:Mrs. Raymond Johnson, W. Earle Reid, Ruby P. Reid, Doris F. Atkinson



The Slater News notices that a number of officals of this Company have been promoted to jobs of greater service to the Company and wish to congratulate them upon their promotions. These promotions are in line with a Company policy of promoting men already in the organization.

Most of the promotions are in the field of service as a part of the Industrial Relations Program. Those which are not strictly in this field are likewise engaged in service to their fellow-man.

Somewhere it has been written that a man cannot perform a greater service to a friend than that he gave his life for his friend and truer words have never been spoken. This does not mean that a person must actually die to benefit mankind, but if he spends his life in helping others who are often in a position where they cannot help themselves so that the greatest amount of good can be done, his life will not be spent in vain.

So as the responsibility of these men increased in their new fields. We urge and caution them that they ever keep in mind that they must not lose sight of the objectives and purposes of a real and worthy Industrial Relations Program. In this spirit, this newspaper extends the heartiest of congratulations and wishes them well with the expectations that they will live up to all of the things demanded of them in their chosen fields of endeavor. _______________________ A coquette is a woman without any heart, who makes a fool of a man that hasn't got any head—Mme. Delugy. _______________________ The courage we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently, but to live manfully —Carlyle.

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Cook Promoted (Con't. from page 1, col. 3)

tinued in this position until January 1, 1942.

Mr. Cook was among the first of the officials of the Company to realize that the changing era would require the Company to organize an Industrial Relations department to handle such problems.

Since becoming Industrial Relations Manager, Mr. Cook has taken an active part in the development of the work of the Slater Community Association, which was the outgrowth of much of the preliminary work done while he was yet paymaster. This Association, which is operated for the benefit of the employees of this company, was organized in 1941, and in 1942 Mr. Cook assumed the operation of most of its work.

Under his leadership, the Slater Community Association, which is an eleemosynary corporation to promote the welfare of the employees of this company, has developed a modern library, drug store, cafe, and cloth shop. He was also instrumental in formulating plans to improve the commissary. All of these improvements are in line with the purposes of the Community Association, which are to promote such educational, recreational and welfare activities and cooperative enterprises for the best interest of the people of Slater.

From the standpoint of the company, he has continually worked for improvement, and in 1941 set up the Employment Office for this company and operated it until February, 1942, when a full time Employment Manager was employed. He has also developed the Safety and Health Program of this company until it has the reputation of being one of the best in any textile plant in the state. Since 1940, he has been a member of the Advisory Council of the South Carolina Unemployment Compensation Commission.

In community activities Mr. Cook has not been idle, for in 1942 he was appointed a trustee of the Slater-Marietta Schools and has continued as such until the present time. He has also worked with the growth of educational and recreational work, and for years has served as a committeeman for both the Girl and Boy Scout Troops here at Slater. Through the Community Association, he has arranged for the awarding of medals to meritorious school pupils. In this connection, he has worked closely in awarding scholarships to deserving students, as furnished by Commander H. N. Slater.

During the last war, Mr. Cook was instrumental in promoting the Training Within Industry Program here at Slater and taught a number of these courses which helped to carry on the war effort.

Much of Mr. Cook's work cannot be measured in physical improvements, both in the plant and in the community, of services rendered.

The new official is a Baptist by religious preference. On July 4, 1937, he married the former Miss Beatrice Petty, of Macon Ga. The Cooks have two children—Frank A., Jr., seven years of age, and Gloria

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Mayson, four years of age.

Until suitable office space and housing is found for Mr. Cook and his family in Greensboro, they will continue to reside here, and Mr. Cook will direct much of his work from Slater until he can be moved to Greensboro.

A host of friends here and elsewhere rejoice with him in his promotion, and wish him great success in his new and chosen field.

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Cloth Room Chatter

Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Link visited Mrs. Link's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Batson, of Marietta, Sunday.

Mr. J. M. Hood, of Easley, spent the weekend with his sister, Mrs. Estelle Kelly, of Travelers Rest.

Several employees of the Cloth Room have been out sick recently. We are glad that most of them have returned to work, and we wish for the others a speedy recovery.

Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Morrison and family visited Mr. Morrison's grandmother, Mrs. Jones, of Hendersonville, N. C. last Sunday.

We are happy to welcome back two of our boys who worked with us here in the Cloth Room before entering the service. They are Coy Campbell and Alvin Henson. Both of these boys were in the Navy. We wish for them much success in their civilian life. _______________________ CHALLENGE ISSUED BY GOSNELL'S MEN

H. B. Gosnell, Superintendent of Weave Rooms 2 and 3, together with overseers and loom fixers from that department, have issued a challenge to Robert L. Sartain, his overseers and loom fixers from Weave Room 1 to a basketball game and two or three boxing bouts.

So far, We haven't heard whether Mr. Sartain and his men have accepted, but in case they do, be on the look-out for quite an evening of entertainment.

After the display of athletic ability, it is the plan of the group to get together for a supper and an hour of good fellowship.

Mr. Gosnell and his force hope "the opposition" will accept as they are out to give and receive a good time. _________________________ Glee Club Organized by Local High School

The Slater-Marietta High School has organized a Glee Club under the direction of Miss Kathleen Farnsworth. Try-outs were held for membership.

The Glee Club elected the following officers: President H. S. Richardson, Jr., Vice President, Mildred Shelton; Secretary Elizabeth Ballinger; Treasurer, Dillard Veal; Reporter, Mildred Connor.

The Glee Club is now being organized into the different voice groups: Soprano, alto, tenor and bass. ___________________________ Pay Increase (Con't. from page 1, col. 3)

plants, together with the increase here, bill amount to approximately $700,000 per year, according to officials.

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[col 4] Mrs. Louis Hughes had as her guests Sunday night her two brothers, Cp. Willie H Johnson, whoo has recently returned from overseas, and Pvt. George M. Johnson, who is home on a thrteen day furlough.

Miss Margaret Campbell, of Shelby, N.C. is visiting her sisters, Mrs. Bessie Robinson and Miss Ruth Campbell.

Mrs. J. D. Wallace is a patient at Colemna's Hospital in Travlers Rest.

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Februrary 14, 1946 THE SLATER NEWS Page Three

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[headline, spans col. 1-2, top section] GOINGS - ON - - - - IN WEAVE ROOMS -

Mr. Tom Huffman, of Second Street, celebrated his sixtieth birthday on January 30.

Miss Ruth Norton and a party of friends enjoyed a trip to the mountains Sunday.

We are glad to see Miss Gladys Banks back at work in Weave Room No. 2 after being out for several days.

Mr. and Mrs. Willie Williams and son spent the past weekend at Travelers Rest with Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Duncan.

The employees in No. 2 welcome Mr. Thomas Waldrop to the first shift, and hope he will enjoy his work at Slater.

Mrs. E.J. Stone is expecting one of her friends, Cpl. Nettie Hudson, home from overseas in the near future. Nettie worked in our plant before entering service.

Miss Betty Cox had as her weekend guest, her cousin, Miss Margaret Johnson.

We are glad to see Mrs. Naomi Brunton back at work, after being out sick for several days. Miss Rosa Lee Cox was also out recently due to an attack of flu.

Mr. Willie Williams was off from work recently due to the death of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Dunn.

Miss Sarah Canham, Miss Mary Jane Dugger, and Mr. Roy Tate were the dinner guests of Miss Lila Kate Arms recently.

We are sorry to lose Mr. Woodrow Robinson, who has quit to work on his farm.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Southerlin and family have moved from

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their home on Third Street to their home in the country.

We are glad to have Harold Robinson back with us. He has recently been discharged from service after serving for 4½ years.

The third shift in No. 1 welcomes Mr. Russell Jeffries as a new weaver.

Jackson Finley, of Woodruff, recently spent the week with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Finley, of Marietta.

Sgt. Herman Martin, of Camp Lejeune, N. C., was a visitor of Miss Connis Snipes.

Margaret Gossett is all smiles since her sailor boy friend has come home for a furlough.

Estelle Bolt, of Marietta, recently spent two days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. O. Bolt, of Westminster.

We regret to hear that Miss Juanita Hollingsworth is ill with the mumps, and hope she will soon be back at work.

The employees of No. 3 are very happy to have Ray Burnett back with them as a weaver on the first shift. Ray was in the Army for two and one-half years, most of which time was spent overseas.

Pfc. William B. Trotter has returned to Camp Lejeune, N. C. after spending a thirty day furlough at home. He visited Miss Dovie Garren while home.

We are glad to see Alice Cody back on the job. She was out sick for almost a week.

Miss Margie Friddle was a recent visitor in Nine Forks Sunday, and was very happy to see all her friends there. _____________________________________ [column 1, bottom section]

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war, the Employment Department contributed much to the Company and the war effort. The relations of the Company, through this department, with Government and other agencies was highly satisfactory.

Prior to coming with the Slater company, Mr. Atkinson was connected with the National Youth Administration, where he served as Assistant State Director of Youth Personnel. He has also been connected with the Agricultural Adjustment Administration, the Civilian Conservation Corps, and is a former member of the South Carolina House of Representatives of the General Assembly of South Carolina.

He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina in the Class of 1930 with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Commerce. He also attended Law School at the same institution for two years.

The new Industrial Relations Manager is married to the former Miss Doris Franklin, of McCormick, S. C., and resides at Slater. He is a member of the Episcopal Church. Mr. Atkinson is a Mason, being a member of Ebenezer Lodge 101, A. F. M., and is serving this year as its secretary. He is a member of Omricon Delta Kappa, and Kappa Sigma Kappa fraternities, a member of the Greenville Textile Club, and of the Greenville Personnel Association.

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In addition to his duties as Industrial Relations Manager, he is also editor of The Slater News and is a member of the Southwestern Association of Industrial Editors and the National Council of Industrial Editors.

Mr. Atkinson has been succeeded as Employment Manager by Allen Suttle, who for the past two and one-half years has been Assistant to the Industrial Relations Manager.

Mr. Suttle is an experienced personnel man, having worked for a number of years with the North Carolina Unemployment Compensation Commission at its offices in Shelby, N. C. He attended Wake Forest College at Wake Forest, N. C., where he attended both the undergraduate and law schools.

The Suttle family resides at Slater, and in the family are Mrs. Suttle, the wife, and two children—Billie, age four, and Shirley, ten months old. The Suttles are Presbyterians. Mr. Suttle is a member of the Greenville Textile Club and the Greenville Personnel Association. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Community Chest of Greater Greenville and a member of the Board of Directors of the Greenville County Red Cross.

W. Earle Reid, for the past two years Director of Educaional Recreation, has been promoted to Assistant to the Industrial Relations Manager. During the two years as Director of Educational Recreation, Mr. Reid has contributed much to the well-being of the village

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of Slater through these activities.

Mr. Reid is a member of the Slater Baptist Church and teaches a class in the Sunday School of that church. His wife, the former Miss Ruby Phillips, is the popular librarian at Slater.

Friends of these men and of the company wish them much success in their new posts of duty.

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Theatre Guide

February 15, 1946 "WONDER MAN" Starring: Danny Kaye Virginia Mayo Vera Ellen

February 16, 1946 "SONG OF THE PRAIRIE" Staring: Ken Curtis June Storey Andy Clyde

February 18, 1946 "WEST OF THE PECOS" Starring: Robert Michum Barbara Hale Richard Martin

February 22, 1946 "GENTLE ANNIE" Starring: James Craig Donna Reed Marjorie Main

February 23, 1946 "SUNSET IN EL DORADO" Starring: Roy Rogers Gabby Hayes Dale Evans

February 25, 1946 "STATE FAIR" Starring: Jean Craig Dana Andrews Dick Haynes ______________________ Wounded Veteran In Training Here

The Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc., in cooperation with the Veterans' Administration, is glad to announce that it is able to give training to Fred Knight, a returned veteran who was injured in the European theater of operations over a year ago while taking part in an airborne operation that hurled the Germans back toward Germany.

Fred Knight is the son of E. J. Knight, of Slater, who is a loom fixer in our plant, and worked here prior to going into service. This injury to Fred's leg is classed as a sixty per cent disability; however, so far as the Slater company is concerned, this disability does not handicap him in his work.

Under the arrangements with the Veterans' Administration, Knight is enabled to work part time in our Weaving Department and also to attend classes in loom fixing. In this manner, he is enabled to take this training for a definite period.

The company is very glad to be able to work out this agreement for the benefit of Knight, and thus give him an opportunity to advance himself in textiles, his chosen field.

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The pupils of the SlaterMarietta Schools are using the Slater Library extensively. On several occasions, members of the Boys' and Girls' Library Clubs have devoted a part of their club periods to securing material on certain subjects assigned to them at school. We feel that it is fine to coordinate the club and school work in this fashion, and are glad that the children themselves asked for an arrangement of this kind. Too, special material has been obtained for some of the high school students who are writing research themes. Upon request, the library will be glad to secure material for any student who is working on a paper requiring material from several sources. School children are always welcome at the Slater Library, and the librarian is anxious to coordinate the libbrary activities with the work of school whenever possible. * * * Some of the members of Boys' Club had birthdays recently.

Buddy Stephenson, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Stephenson, was 11 years old on January 3.

Jimmy Revis was nine years old on January 19. Jimmy is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Revis.

February 3 was "red letter" day for Kenneth Waldrop, since he celebrated his eleventh birthday on this date. Kenneth is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Waldrop. * * * One of our newest library members is Mrs. Jean Williams of Marietta. Coming from New York, Mrs. Williams is a comparatively new-comer to Marietta, but she lost no time in making a visit to the library. She visits the library regularly, getting material not only for hereself, but for her husband and children as well. We congratulate Mrs. Williams and her family on their interest in reading, and invite them to come to the library often.

Mrs. J. C. Bledsoe and Miss Betty Foster, both office employees in the plant, are also new library members. We are always happy to add the names of employees to the library roll, and hope that the library can be of service to them.

Mrs. Eleanor Horton, wife of our druggist, is also a new member. Although she and Dr. Horton have lived in Slater only a short time, they have already made many friends here. It is with great pleasure that we welcome Mrs. Horton as a new library member.

Listed among our new members is Angelan Hunt, of Marietta. She attends the local high school, being a member of the eleventh grade. Angelan has already secured some special material for a paper she is writing, and we hope that she will continue to come to the library for help of this kind. ____________________________ The secret of success in conversation is to be able to disagree without being disagreeable.—Anonymous.

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World Quiz Tests Your Knowledge

The following word quiz is composed of words which are commonly used in newspapers and light novels of the day. It will determine your ability to read properly. A score of 10 is excellent, 8 is fair, 6 is passing. If your score is 6 or below you'd better consult your dictionary frequently!

1. Pinnacle means: (A) a fruit (B) a spire (C) a tool.

2. Jeopardy means: (A) danger (B) a nation (C) an animal.

3. Nonpareil means: (A) without an equal (B) a dangerous enemy (C) a worthwhile venture.

4. Noxious means: (A) a gas (B) to insult (C) harmful.

5. Portly means: (A) athletic (B) corpulent (C) political.

6. Sanction means: (A) to encourage (B) to discourage (C) to remove.

7. Pariah means: (A) a dog (B) an outcast (C) a cooking utensil.

8. Harass means: (A) a hair style (B) a weapoon (C) to annoy.

9. Extirpate (A) to love (B) to destroy (C) to preach.

10. Timorous means: (A) fearful (B) brave (C) an island.

Answers: 1 (B); 2 (A); 3 (A); 4 (C); (5) (B); 6 (A); 7 (B); 8 (C); 9 (B); 10 (A). _________________________ Slater Gets (Con't. from page 1, col. 1)

was married to the former Miss Mary Elizabeth Thompson, of Greensboro, N. C. The Southerlands do not have any chidren. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church, and has been prominent in civic affairs.

While attending college, he worked for a time at the Erwin Cotton Mills of Durham, S. C. Following his graduation from N. C. State, he came to Carter Fabrics Corporation in 1938; and has continued with this company until the present time except for three years spent in the U. S. Navy.

Mr. Southerland began work in the Preparation Department of the Carter Fabrics plant at Greensboro as a yarn man, and has steadily worked himself up to his present position. He has been overseer and assistant superintendent of the preparation Department of the Greensboro and the South Boston plants, and before entering service had risen to the position of assistant superintendent of all work at the Greensboro plant.

Mr. Southerland entered the Navy as an Ensign and was trained at the Naval School at Hollywood Beach, Fla., and afterward was sent to the Personnel Department of the Navy with headquarters at Washington, D. C. When he received his discharge from the Navy, he held the rank of Lieutenant, Senior Grade.

In an interview, Mr. Southerland stated that he was glad to be at Slater as it was a beautiful, modern, and up-todate place in which to work. He and his wife will reside here.

Friends of the Southerlands and this company are glad to hear of this promotion and wish him well in his new work here.

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WITH OUR VETERANS A number of veterans have been discharged from service and have returned to work here in the Plant. We wish to extend a cordial welcome to these men and women, and in this column, will give their names and a write-up.

The column will conducted in each issue of the Slater News until all have been listed.

For this issue, we list the following:


Mr. Walker came to this Company in 1940 as a Weaver and continued in our employ until he was called in the Army August 4, 1942. He was inducted into service in September of that year and served until March 12, 1943 when he recieved an Honorable Discharge. He returned to Slater as a Weaver Mach 16, 1943, but left our employ on January 10, 1946.


Mr. Haney was employed here as a Quiling Machine Fixer on the first shift and worked until August 28, 1942 when he was inducted into the Army. In March of 1943, he recieved an Honorable Dischage and returned to work here on March 22,1943. In November of 1943, he was transferred to the Carter Fabrics Corporation at South Boston, Virginia. Unfortunately, Mr. Haney was in an accident at his home some months ago and died from the results of this accident.


This veteran began work with this Company in 1940 as a Weaver and worked until he was called to the Army on November 27, 1943. While serving at Salina, Kansas, he spent seven weeks in the hospital for an injured knee recieved during a windstorm. As a result of this injury, he recieved an Honorable Dischatge June 28, 1943 and on July 13, 1943, he returned to his old job here as a Weaver.


Taylor came with us as a Cloth Duffer in 1941 and continued until he was called in the Service in October of 1942. He received a Medical Discharge August 20, 1943 because of an injury to his left foot received prior to entering Service. On August 26, 1942, he returned to his old job here in Slater.


Mr. Bellamy has been with this Company for a number of years, but left and returned on June 23, 1942 as a Loom Cleaner at which job he remained until APril 1, 1943 when he was called into the Army. He received a Medical Discharge September 24, 1942 because of an injury received years before when a tractor turned over on him. Soon after his discharge, he returned to this Plant and resumed his old job, but is now a Weaver.


This veteran began work here as a Weaver in June of 1942 and worked until called to the Army May 3, 1943. After six months training in the states, he was shipped overseas and spent ten months in the [continues a third of the way down in column 2]

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The Supper Club of Weave Rooms 2 and 3 had their monthly supper at Slater Hall on January 19th.

This club is made up of the overseers and loom fixers of these two weave rooms, which are under the direction of H.B. Gosnell as superintendent.

Hines S. Richardson, Wade T. Pierce, and J. Tom Cooper prepared the supper, and from the amount of fish and other good things that were consumed, it is the opinion of all that these cooks are all to be desired.

Robert H. Atkinson, Industrial Relations Manager, was present and spoke briefly to the members present.

Loom fixers on the first and third shifts are cordially invited to join this club and enjoy its fellowship.

The club is planning to have its next supper on or about February 23. ------------------------------------------

Promotion Comes To Pete Phillips

The Slater News has received a letter from Douglas E. (Pete) Phillips, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Phillips, of Slater, who announces that he has been promotted from a Seaman Second Class to Seaman First Class.

Pete is a local boy and is well known here. His many friends rejoice with him on his recent promotion. -------------------------------------------------------

[continuation from bottom of column 1] North African Campaign as a member of a combat unit. On November 8, 1944, he recieved a Medical Discharge and returned to his work here on November 14, 1944.


Mr. McClain was first employed here as a Cloth Doffer in 1942, but before leaving in May of 1942, he had been promoted to a Weaver. Like his twin brother, Buford, he also served overseas in the North African Campaign, and received a Medical Discharge in November, 1944 and returned to his old job here on November 14, 1944.


Mr. Childs has been employed here for a number of years, but his last period of employment was as a Warp Hauler on which job he remained until he was inducted into the Army in March, 1944. He received his discharge from service November 10, 1944 and returned to work here as a Loom Cleaner on January 27, 1945.


Parnell is a real old timer as he first began to work here in 1928. At the time of this induction into the service on November 24, 1940, he was employed as a Shuttle Fixer. He servied 16 months overseas in the North African Campaign and was wounded in a major battle in that theatre of opera[continued a third of the way down column 3]

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Monthly Meeting Held By Society

The Beta Club of the SlaterMarietta High School held its monthly meeting Friday, January 18, at which time an interesting program was given by various members of the club on the subject "The Principles of Parliamentary Procedure."

The Beta Club sponsors certain services for the school, and during the month of January sponsored the March of Dimes collection and the Clothing Drive for the relief of destitute persons in the war-torn areas of the world. The collection for the March of Dimes amounted to $37.68.

The Beta Club is looking forward to the State Convention, which will be held sometime in the near future. Every member of the local chapter hopes to be able to attend the State Convention. -------------------------------------------

Training Classes

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Friday, 9:30 P.M. to 11:30 P.M—3rd shift

Anyone wishing to attend these classes should see their overseer, and he will see that you are enrolled so you can begin classes.

This class presents a good opportunity for weavers, smash hands, and new loom fixers to get better acquainted with loom fixing and the settings used here at Slater.

Those attending classes at the present time are: Buford McClain, J. W. Henson, Wallace Payne, Marion Batson, Mays Stroud, Frank Foster, J. H. Ford, Jesse Reynolds, Sam Hill, Lloyd McCall, Marris Stroud, Fred Knight, James Cleveland, and Teddy Adding -ton. --------------------------------------------- [continued from bottom of column 2]

tions. He spent eight months in a hospital and finally recovered. He received a Medical Discharge on April 10, 1944 and returned to work here on June 11, 1945.


Mr. Johnson was working here as a Loom Fixer and was called to service in June of 1943. He served seven months in the Army and received his Honorable Discharge December 2, 1943. On December 30, 1943, he returned to his old job and remained until March 2, 1945 when he quit to enter a Veterans' Hospital.


This veteran began working here in 1940 and was employed as a Filling Haulter when inducted into the Army in Februrary, 1942. For almost three years, he served with our Air Force in England and France, but was never actually in combat. Accumulating 116 points under the point system of discharge, he received his Honorable Discharge on August 11, 1945 and returned to work here as a Cloth Doffer on August 27, 1945.


This man was employed as a Weaver before entering the Navy in July, 1942. He served 30 months with the Fleet and particupated in five invasions in the Pacific Theatre of operations. He also served in part [continued half way down column 4]

[Column 4] OFFICE NEWS

We are all going to miss Doris Anderson, who left last week to be with her husband, John, who recently received his discharge from the Army.

Jeanne Ernest, along with several friends, went horseback riding Saturday afternoon at Riverside Stables. Jeanne says she thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon.

Amber Stroud enjoyed a trip to Brevard Sunday afternoon.

Maxine Carter had as her guests the past weekend, her aunt, Mrs. Frank K. Stanley, and daughter, Doris, of Charlotte, N.C.

Betty Foster spent the weekend in Seneca with her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Ellis.

Elizabeth Ammons, with her mother, Mrs. Myrtle Rogers, and her grandmother, Mrs. Julia Keasler, spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Lankford Smith, of Greenville. ----------------------------------------------------


John D. Edwards, Cox., son of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Edwards of Route No. 1, Marietta, S. C., was recently promoted to Third Class Petty Officer. Edwards is now serving with the U. S. Navy in the Pacific theater.

Before entering service in April, 1944, John worked as a packer in our Cloth Room.

Friends may write him at the folowing address: U. S. S. Cascade (AD-16) 3rd div., % Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, California. ---------------------------------------------------- [Continued from the bottom of column 3]

of the African Campaign. On August 16, 1945, he received a Medical Discharge and returned to work here on September 4, 1945. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Safety Must Be Performed By All If Program Is To Be Successful [spans column 4 & 5]

The Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc., is constantly working to make this plant the safest working place in the world. It does not like to see its emplooyees suffering from the effects of accidents.

Accident prevention and safety are the cheif topics at the first weekly meeting of the supervisors here at Slater. Here are discussed ways and means of eliminating hazards which may lead to accidents.

One of the best means of preventing accidents is "good housekeeping." This term is the same as good housekeeping in the home, and the home or working place that is clean and is kept that way is more likely to prevent a serious injury to a person. Then there is scarcely a person who doesn't prefer to work in a clean place rather than one which is untidy and unsightly.

Safety is a factor, though, that must be worked on by all persons in the plant, or it will fail and accidents will mount.

Perhaps the chief thing for the worker to do is to follow and apply the Golden Rule to his job and his fellow workers. This means the worker as an [continues midway down column 5]

[Column 5] Basketball Teams Enter Tournament

The Slater-Marietta High School basketball teams are winding up their games this week.

The County Basketball Tournament for District 10 is to be held at Piedmont, S. C. It begins Wednesday, February 13 and lasts through Saturday, February 16. The twelve "B" schools entering the tournaments are as follows: Piedmont, West Gantt, Slater-Marietta, Welcome, Mountain View, Fountain Inn, Travelers Rest, Simpsonville, Ellen - Woodside, and Taylors.

The "C" schools represented in the tournament are: Berea, Fork Shoals, Jordon, Laurel Creek, Mauldin, Paris, Westville, and Saint Albans.

The Slater-Marietta boys meet Fountain Inn for their first game and Simpsonville the second day if they win the first game. The girls meet Mountain View for the first day, and Simpsonville the second day if the first game is won.

The boys' team is expected to make a good showing in the tournament. The girls' team has been rather weak in the games played, but shouldn't do too badly Februrary 13.

Members of the boys' team are: Fred Cashion, H. S. Richardson, Jr., Billy Bob Knight, Dillard Veal, Gene Cox, Donald Stroud, Marshall Revis, Sherwood Pittman, Robert Young, Maynard Veal, Wilford Hodge, and Paul Shirley.

Members of the girls' team are: Lucille Young, Josephine Knight, Bobbie McMullan, Ruth Laws, Kathleen Nelson, Mildred Connor, Doris Hargrove, Kathryn Sanders, Lois Sanders, Betty Roberson, Fannie Mae Burton, and Selma Jean Cole. ------------------------------------------ [Continued from the bottom of column 4]

individual must look out first of all for himself or herself, and then thought and action must be done to keep the other fellow from getting hurt.

This means accident hazards must be removed and not placed so someone will come in contact with them and thus be injured. For example, a person opening a case of yarn should carefully remove the top and place it in the place provided for it. A nail in a board left carelessly on the floor may injure someone seriously.

Defective machinery and equipment should be reported to the supervisor as soon as possible. In this way it can be remedied, and thus a serious injury may be prevented.

Then all accidents should be reported and treatment received. This applies especially to the so-called minor injuries.

The Golden Rule will work in Safety as well as elsewhere. Try it and see!


It is better to be silent and be thought a fool than to speak up and remove all doubt. — Anonymous

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Page Two THE SLATER NEWS August 21, 1947 The Slater News Published Every Two Weeks By Slater Manufacturing Co, Inc. Established 1790 In The Interest of Its Employees

[Image of a triangle emblem with the letters NCIE] [Image of a triangle emblem with text SAIE EDITORIAL PRODUCTION APPEARANCE] STAFF ROBERT H. ATKINSON --------- Editor CECIL S. ROSS --------- Asst. Editor LILY ALEXANDER ------Circulation Mgr. CLAUDE GUEST ----------- Photographer REPORTERS Weave Room: Nellie Barnette, Gladys Cox, Rosalee Cox, Sarah Canham, Dessie Burrell, Pearl Price, Doris Jones and Sarah Lee Foster. Preparation Department: Jessie Vassey, Julia Brown, Bertha Jones, Blanche McCall, Nellie Ruth Payne, Ruth Campbell, D. P. Garrick, Tom Boggs, and Marguerite Waddell. Cloth Room: Opal W. Smith Commissary: Jorene Vickers Office: Betty Foster and Jeanne Ernest Community: Ruth Johnson, Ruby P. Reid

EDITORIALS Success in Life The foundations on which most successful men build their fortunes are as simple as a copybook maxim. There was, for instance, John D. Rockefeller, reputed to have been the richest man in the nation. The biggest word in his vocabulary was "thrift", and it was no gesture when in his old age he distributed dimes among his little friends with the suggestion that they be used frugally until they grew into dollars. This revealed no niggardly spirit in the man, as his millions in generosity otherwise attested, but was good advice to a world so accustomed to spend more than it earns. The entire Rockefeller philosophy of life was founded on his daily practices, embodied in the trite adage that his friends gathered from his informal talks. Some of them were as follows: "Live within your means. One of the swiftest toboggans I know is for a yound man just starting in life to go into debt." "Do all the good you can. Be earnest. Do not be afraid to do your share of work." "There is no feeling in the world to be compared wiith self-reliance. Do not sacrifice that to anything else." "Do not grow old before your time. Maintain an interest in life and in all living things." "I think it is a man's duty to make all the money he can, and give all he can." "Persevere. If you make mistakes, remember that is is only human to err, but try again, and try harder." "The true economy of life, I have found, is to find the man who can do a particular thing, and then let him do it unhampered." Rockefeller practiced what he preached. From the day he drew his first pay -- $4.50 a

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week -- he kept and exact record of every cent received and expended. It is significant that some of his earliest entries were such items as "50 cents to a poor woman," and "25 cents to a poor man." Later in life, when muckrakers and trustbusters were at his throat, he voiced this sentiment: "Sometimes things are said about us that are cruel and they hurt. But I never despair. I believe in man and the brotherhood of man, and am confident everything will come out for the good of all in the end. I have decided to say nothing, hoping that after death the truth will gradually come to the surface, and that posterity will do strict justice."

Reputation is a bubble by which others can blow up or burst by what they say behind your back. -- O. Al Batrista, Everybody's Wkly.

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SLATER DAY BY DAY [in text box]

About this time every year, August gives way to September. September means school -- and school means clothes. All summer long, small Betsy and young Johnny have worn practically no clothes - just the briefest of things possible in an effort to keep cool. (And, incidentally, this practice helps their bodies to store up resistance against next winter's colds and flu.) But now, with the coming of school, Johnny must put on a shirt and Betsy must put on a skirt, all in the name of fashion, mind you. So mother begins to look over the wardrobes of her pride and joy, and she finds that the cute little gingham dress Betsy was so fond of last spring is entirely too small now. And oh-me-oh-my, she also discovers that JOhnny's pants are too tight around the middle and too short at teh bottom, even with the cuffs turned down, and his shorts are too small. Worry, worry, worry. Now what to do? Wait a minute, lady; don't despair. There is a lot of wear in those clothes yet. Just look around and find some child smaller than your Betsy and your Johnny, and see if those clothes won't be a perfect fit. This child might have a brother or sister who is larger than Johnny and Betsy, and maybe they have some thigns they have ourtrown too that your child can wear. Kind of an ourgrown clothing exchange idea, among friends and neighbors. Of course, we realize that it would be a breach of etiquette to offer outgrown clothing to our friends and neighbors unless they are clean and in good repair. So sew on those buttons, patch that hole, and if the patch on Betsy's wool skirt is too conspicuous, embroider a flower over the patch or applique a cute little doggie of a contrasting color. Let's see if a lot of people won't profit by the exchange idea! [First column continues here] ____________ week--he kept an exact record of every cent received and expended. It is significant that some of hisearlist entries were such items as "50 cents to a poor woman," and "25 cents to a poor man." Later in life, when muckrakers and trustbusters were at his throat, he voiced this sentiment: "Sometimes things are said about us that are cruel and they hurt. But I never despair. I believe iin man and the brotherhood of man, and am confident everything will come out for the good of all in the end. I have decided to say nothing, hoping that after death the truth will gradually come to the surface, and that posterity will do strict justice." ____________ Reputation is a bubble which others can blow up or burst by what they say behind your back.--O. A. Battista, Everybody's Wkly.

[Column 3] Cloth Room Chatter Mr. and Mrs. John Reaves and son and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Williams enjoyed visiting relatives in Hendersonville, N. C. recently. Mrs. J. L. Burns visited with her sister, Mrs A. B. Lanning, of Asheville, N. C. recently. Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Stroud and Bobby Jean and Guy Shirley spent the day with Mr. and Mrs. Duff Stroud recently. Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Balding and family, Mr. Henry Coleman, and Miss Patsy Southerlin spent a delightful week-end with Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Johnson at their summer cottage at River Falls. Mr. and Mrs. John Ball and family of Brevard were the week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hester and family. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Smith enjoyed a fish supper with Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Wigington and friends recently. ___________

Young People (Con't. from page 1, col. 5)

Those attending this outing were: Misses Mary Dodson, Sallie Hand, Mildred Farthing, Betty Vassey, Ellen Huffman, Louise Booth, Carol Ann Richardson, and Elsie Pittman. Also, F. J. Brannon, Jr., Ray Johnson, James Hand, Dillard Veal, Mr. and Mrs. Cecily Hyer, Mr. and Mrs. Ellison Jenkins and Ronnie, and the counselor, Mr Hines S. Richardson. _______ Some years ago, Lord Halifax, now Great Britain's Foreign Secretary, was traveling to Bath, and shared a railway compartment with two very primlooking,, middle-aged women. Shortly before reaching Bath the train passed through a tunnel, and taking advantage of the darkness, he noisily kissed his own hand several times. As the train drew into the station he rose, took off his hat, and in his most gallant manner asked: "To which of you two charming ladies am I indebted for the delightful incident in the tunnel?" He then beat a hasty retreat, leaving the two women glaring at each other. __________ Back in the '80's, James O'Neill (father of Eugene) was touring Texas with his famous production of Monte Cristo. Playing to a typical frontier audience one night, things had gone particularly well, and the old melodrama was galloping along to the final duel. When O'Neill drew his sword and hissed, "Your time has come," to Danglars, the villain, a cowboy in the balcony could not stand it a second longer.

"If you don't fix him," he shouted, loosening his holster, "I will!"

Poor Danglars was quaking in his shoes. "Mr. O'Neill, kill me quick!" he whispered. Never was the duel more electric, nor the final lunge more desperately real.

"That's right," came the voice from the balcony. "If you hadn't done it, I certainly would."


[Column 4] James Embry was called to his home in Danielsville, Ga. last week due to the illness of his sister.

Loag Landreth of the third shift is rushing toward completion of his house, and it looks like matrimony in the near future!

Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Reynolds and relatives enjoyed a picnic in the Smoky Mountains.

Third shifters welcome Homer Smith of Greet to work with them in the Preparation Department.

Sandra and Gail Marie Burgess, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. O.H. Burgess, are spending two weeks in Belton and Anderson visiting relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. John Austin and boys were the dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. O.H. Burgess and family last Sunday. Mrs. Austin and Mrs. Burgess are sisters.

Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Trammel spent Sunday visiting in Woodruff.

Mrs. Betty Price of Miami is visiting Mr. and Mrs. V.E. Cooper of Slater.

Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Mullinax of Pickens spent Wednesday afternoon in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Childs.

Robert Dunn says he saw some extra large fish, but they happened to be in the hatchery. Too bad the fish were already caught, Robert!

Pug Waddell reports that there was a very successful revival meeting in his church during the past week.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Foster have moved into their pretty new home on the highway near Marietta toward the Earls' Bridge.

Ben Grice reports he killed a very large ground hog last week

Mr. and Mrs. J. E. McCauley and son, Mrs. Mildred Bennett, Mrs. Mildred Sanders, and Mr.

--------------------------------------------------- Four Local Ladies Work At Abbeville

Employees of the DrawingIn Department welcome Selma Blackwell, Jettie Ledford, Julia Brown, and Lucille McMullan back to work after an absence of three weeks. these ladies have been working at Abbeville while work was slack here at Slater.

The smiles on their faces can mean only one thing — they must have had a grand time. They say they received a warm welcome upon their arrival at Abbeville. They were met by Superintendent Adams, who carried them through the plant showing them the different styles of cloth being made. They also report that Mr. Hooker and Mr. Norris are good "boss men" and they enjoyed working under their supervision.

Everyone is glad to have these four ladies back at the Slater plant, but at the same time, it is well they had the opportunity of seeing another Drawing-In Department in operation and meeting the new people there.

[Column 5] [Continued from the middle of column 4] and Mrs. J. E. Hart were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hughey in Gaffney, Sunday.

During the recent warm weather, "Shorty" Miller moved his trailer house under the shade of a big tree.

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Hayes were recent dinner guests with Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Looper at Dacusville.

Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Tate and daughter, Jessie, attended the golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. M. N. Ward in Greenville.

We believe that the third shift can boast having the most affectionate sisters of the entire plant. When the two are together, they are always holding hands as if in desperate love. The interesting pair happens to be Mary McCauley and Mildred Bennett.

The sudden death of Jack Ledford caused widespread sorrow among friends and fellow workers. Jack was a very energetic young man and possessed a very pleasing and interesting personality. He was a friend to everybody and will be greatly missed.

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest McCoury of Unicoi, Tenn, and Mrs. Annie Cochran of Hampton, Tenn. visited Mr. and Mrs. David Tolley of Marietta, Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Childs and family spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Tumblin of Travelers Rest.

Dr. Plainfield of Pioneer Park will hold a revival meeting at Ebenezer Baptist Church beginning August 24. The services will be held for one week.

Mr. and Mrs. Crayton Brady and family visited Mr. and Mrs. Broadus Abbott of Renfrew recently.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Batson enjoyed the week-end in Hendersonville, N.C. -----------------------------------------

[Continued from the bottom of column 4] A famous Southern dining club guards against long-winded after-dinner speakers by placing a piece of ice in teh hands of a man when he's called on to speak, and making him hold it. The result is unually a talk of about two minutes or less.



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Friends of Jesse C. Reynolds will be sorry to learn that he is in the hospital. We wish for him a speedy recovery.

Miss Dorothy Barnett honored her mother with a birthday dinner Sunday, August 3.

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Barnett enjoyed the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. R.O. Belt of Westminster.

We are sorry to hear of the death of Mr. Marion Henderson's sister. Mr. Henderson has our deepest sympathy.

Employees of Weave Room No. 1 welcome Mrs. Ethel Clary to their department as a battery fller.

Askell, Leland, and Douglas Barnett say they enjoyed their recent fishing trp although their luck was poor. We wish you better luck next time, boys.

Rev. Buster Martin, pastor of the Cedar Lane Baptist Church, and his family were the Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. G.A. Thrift of Travelers Rest.

Miss Sarah Lee Foster and Edward Bryant enjoyed boat riding at Table Rock State Park, Sunday.

Miss Louise Waldrop, daughter of Mr. T.E. Waldrop, recently visited her parents here at Slater. Louise is a nurse at University Hospital in Augusta, Ga.

Mr. and Mrs. Buford Peterson are the proud parents of a big boy.

Third shifters in No. 2 welcome James Robinson and Elbert McDonald, Jr. to their department.

Mrs. Teague Jones of Atlanta, Ga, was a recent visitor of Mrs. G.E. Smith.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Owens and son and Misses Daisy and Jessie Batson were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Walt Stroud.

Mr. and Mrs. H.S. Smith of Greenville, Mr. WIlliam Peake of Asheville, and Mr. and Mrs. Turner Jones enjoyed a picnic at Ball Rock recently.

Mrs. Georgia Smtih and son, A.L. are spending a few days with Mrs. G.E. Smith.

Third shift employees in No. 2 miss Frank Foster since he has been transferred to the second shift, but wish him the best of luck.

[COLUMN 2] S/Sgt. A.L. Smith celebrated his birthday August 3 in the 49th General Hospital in Tokyo, Japan. We are glad to learn that he isn't seriously ill.

We are glad to hear that John and Willie Hart's two sisters are recuperating nicely after being injuried recently in an automobile accident.

Duck Smith tells us that Mr. Frank Thompson, third shift overseer in No. 2, is a good carpetner as well as overseer. We understand Mr. Thompson has been doing quite a bit of carpenter work recently.

Second shifters in No. 2 are glad to have Frank Taylor working with them and hope he will enjoy his work.

Carolyn Ann and Elaine Bellamy, little daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Buford Bellamy, are visting their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Holman Fowler, in Danielsville, Ga.

Employees of the second shift in No. 2 welcome James Shockley, Jr. as a weaver.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Pridmore had as their recent guest, Miss Sallie Crow of Inman.

Miss Pearl Price and her mother, Mrs. Ruby Price, along with several other members of the family, were recent visitors in their home town, Spring Creek, N.C.

Lawrence E. Smith will be greatly missed by all his Slater friends, who wish him the best of luck on his new job. We welcome Arthur Brown to fill the vacaney.

Miss Pearl Price and family gave her brother, William Price, a birthday dinner Sunday. The dinner was enjoyed by everyone present.

Second shifters in No. 2 were sorry to loser their overseer, Mr. R.W. Couch, Jr., who was transferred to Carter Fabrics Corporation in South Boston, Va. They wish him the best of luck on his new job. Mr. R.L Sartian, who has been working as loom fixer, is being promoted to overseer to fill Mr. Couch's job.

Alvin Rice is working temporarily in the Supply Room, and we hear he is doing a good job.

Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Huffman had as their guest last week, Mrs. Dorothy Warren of Hickory, N.C. --------------------------------------- [BOTTOM LEFT COLUMN] HENSON-GUEST

Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Henson of Slater, S.C. announce the marriage of their daughter, Iris Evelyn, to John Earl Guest, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Guest of Travelers Rest, S.C.

The wedding was solemnized on August 2 at 3:00 o'clock at the home of the officiating minister, the Rev. Stevie P. Hester, paster of the Reedy River Baptist Church.

The bride's attire consisted of an aqua gabardine suit with which she used black and white accessories. Her corsage was of red rosebuds.

The young couple enjoyed a short wedding trip to Asheville, N.C. and they are now at home with the groom's parents.

[Column Two] One night William Howard Taft, then a young law reporter, finished studying a case in Somerville, Ohio, and discovered that he could not get back to his office that night unless he could stop a through express. He wired division headquarters: "Will you stop through express at Somerville to take on large party?" Promptly came back the reply: "Yes."

When the train arrived, the conductor said to Mr. Taft, "Where's the large party we were to take on?"

Mr. Taft regardded his own comfortable bulk ruefuly and laughed. "I'm it." he said, stepping aboard the train.

[COLUMN THREE] Theatre Guide August 23, 1947 "RUSTLERS OF DEVIL'S CANYON" Starring:: Allen Lane Martha Wentworth Bobby Blake ------------------ August 25, 1947 "LIVING IN A BIG WAY" Starring: Gene Kelly Charles Winninger Marie Mc Donald ------------------ August 29, 1947 "WYOMING" Starring: William "Bill" Elliott John Carroll Vera Ralston ------------------ August 30, 1947 "WOMAN ON THE BEACH" Starring: Joan Bennett Charles Bickford Robert Ryan ------------------ September 1, 1947 "THUNDER MOUNTAIN" Starring: Tim Holt Richard Martin Martha Hyer ------------------ September 5, 1947 "TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST" Starring: Alan Ladd William Bendix Brian Donlevy ------------------ Popular Book Now at Slater Library

The Slater LIbrary has a copy of one of the leading best sellers, "The Egg and I," by Betty MacDonald. This book is an account of the experience of two newly weds who wanted to buy a little place in the country and get away from it all! These young people tried to realize their dreams by embarking upon the development of a chicken farm on the west coast. Bob knew a few rudiments of the poultry business, but Betty thought of chickens and eggs only in terms of "something to eat". What she learned about the egg, baby chicks who were always trying to kill themselves, insects, moonshiners, Indians, bears, pigs, and Neighbors is the theme of this rollicking, entertaining book whish is bubbling with humor. Get "The Egg And I" at the Slater Library and read it at your earliest convenience. ------------------ For the last few years, the United States has enthusiastically imported from Middle America vast amounts of a "product" which, added together, would probably fill only a brief case. The "product" is the native music of these neighboing countries to the south. Recently, however, the tables were turned when songwriters Albert Gamse and Irving Fields of New York came up witha hit tune title "Managua, Nicaragua." The song found such favor with Nicaraguans that the two New Yorkers have been awarded that Middle Amerian country's Distinguished Service Medal.

[COLUMN FOUR] LINES FROM THE LIBRARY In view of the fact that there are many swltering days ahead before summer gives way to cool, bracing Autumn days, we wish to pass on to our readers a number of "Tips and Tricks" listed in "The Homemaker" magazine for July, 1947 -- tips that we believe will prove helpful to all those who like to beat the hot weather with picnics or other forms of outdoor eating.

"The Homemaker" begins this General Geature by listing eight pointers under the title, "Pleasure-Packed Picnics." Since space does not permit us to give you all of these pointers, we list verbatim the following five:

1. Do flies and bees bother you when you picnic? Cover your food with old metal lamp shade frames to which you have attached mosquito netting. Or protect your food with the bottom part of a transpartent hat box.

2. For quantity cooking on a picnic, construct this simple barbeue pit. Cut an air vent from the side of an old wash tub, and then remove the bottom. Attach wire grate or heavy mesh screen to bottom and place over coals, bottom side up. On this you can cook a lot of hot dogs at once.

3. An ordinary bread or cake box makes an excellent picnic hamper. Attach a leather strap to keep the lid closed and use the strap as a handle. Or carr your lunch in an old suitcase, gaily painted.

4. An old-fashioned corn popper works well as an outdoors wiener broiler. Be sure to get a long-handled one to save burnt fingers.

5. If you pack food for picnics in glass jars, protect the jars from breakage when traveling with strips of rubber. Just cut an old inner tube into inch-wide strips and place two of these around each jar.

Now let us give you two of "The Homemaker's" tips for outdoor cooking:

1. Surprise the folks by putting the trimmings inside, rather than on top of the hamburgers! Make two thin hamburger patties of beef, salt and pepper. On top of one, place a very thing slice of onion, a tablespoon of sweet pickle relish, then the other patty. Pinch edges of the patties together and fry or broil until brown. Serve in a bun. Or instead of the pickle relish, use horse radish, catsup, or mustard.

2. When serving roasted corn or barbecued chicken to be eaten with the fingers, your guests will appreciate it if you have warm water handy. A child's gay sand bucket makes an appropriate finger bowl.

With these few tips for enjoyable picnics and outdoor cooking, let us wish for you many happy outdoor excursions during the remainder of the summer. And incidentally, how about taking a book or magazine to read as you relax somewhere in a shady nook! The library can supply you with this material, so come in and select some today. We'll be looking for you.

[COLUMN FIVE] GIRLS CLUB ENJOYS "COOKING PARTY" The August 4 meeting of the Girls' Library Club was a very enjoyable occasion since it featured a "cooking party". The girls met at the library and selected their books, after which they went to the community kitchen at Slater Hall. There the group made "cinamon squres" which were served with Pepsi-Colas during the social period.

The following girls are members of the club: Sandra Burgess, Diane Barnes, Joyce Bryant, Nancy Burnette, Frances Burnette, Marcelle Buchanan, Judy Cox, Molly Cooper, Ann Orr Cooper, Elaine Childs, Sarah Jane Christopher, Carolyn Dixon, Barbara Godfrey, Sigrid Gosnell, Betty Garrett, Joyce Hargrove, Jackie Hayden, Barbara Lou Hester, Frances Hester, Sarah Faye Johnson, and Carolyn Moody.

Also: Mavis Morgan, Mary Jane McMakin, Imogene Parker, Betty Lou Phillips, Jessie Clyde Poole, June Pridmore, Margaret Robinson, Martha Robinson, Violet Ross, Joan Rowland, Peggy Scarce, Freddie Truesdale, Gay Truesdale, Mary Ann Tilley, Freida Thornton, Ann Thompson, Ruby Tolley, Barbara Ann Thornton, Janice Williams, and Molly White.

The drinks and the ingredients for the "cinnamon squares" were furnished by the Slater Community Association. -------------------------- BATSON--BATSON Mrs. Elliott Batson of Marietta announces the marriage of her daughter, Dorothy, to Elgin Batson, son of Mr. Jordan Batson and the late Mrs. Batson of Travelers Rest, of August 2. The rites were performed at the home of the Rev. J. T. Gillispie, who used the double ring ceremony.

Following a short wedding trip to the mountains of Virginia and Kentucky, the couple is making their home near Marietta.

Mrs. Batson is a graduate of Slater-Marietta High School and is currently employed in the office of Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc. --------------------- Card Of Thanks Mrs. Belia Miller and family wish to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to the ones who were so kind and thoughtful to Mrs. Miller during her illness and hospitalization.

They especially thank those who donated blood for transfusions and those who offered to donate. The flowers, cards, visits, prayers, and expressions of friendliness were also appreciated.

May God's richest blessings rest on each of you for having been so considerate. ------------------- When right, you can afford to keep your temper. When wrong, you can't afford to lose it.---Frank E. Polk, Birmingham News-Age-Herald.

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[Graphic of Old Slater Mill] [Graphic of Slater Mill] Old Slater Mill Slater Mill PAWTUCKET, R.I. SLATER, SO. CAROLINA EST. 1790 1943 THE SLATER NEWS Vol. 4 Slater, S.C., January 17, 1946 No. 1

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Christmas Play Presented To Slater Audience

The annual Christmas play was presented at Slater Hall on Thursday evening, December 20, at 8 p.m. A large crowd was present for this occasion, as the hall was filled to capacity.

This year the play was sponsored by the three churches of Slater, so a preliminary religious service was held just before the play was presented. This program began with the audience standing and singing the Doxology. The invocation was pronounced by the Reverend Thomas L. Bryson, pastor of the Slater Methodist Church. A hymn, "O Come, All Ye Faithful," was sung by the audience after which the Reverend J. M. Dean, pastor of the Slater Church of God, read the Scripture Lesson taken from the Book of Isaiah. Announcements were made by the Reverend Clyde M. Johnson, pastor of the Slater Baptist Church, after which the audience sang, "O, Little Town of Bethlehem."

Following this preliminary service, the play "The White Christmas," by Walter Ben Hare, was presented. Those taking part and the characters they portrayed were: Prologue, Elizabeth Ammons; Mary, Elizabeth Ballenger; Joseph, Robert H. Atkinson; Simeon, R. P. Canham; Timothy, Raymond Johnson; Isaac, C. C. Compton; Anna, Faye Dean; Thomas, Jesse White, Jr.; Ruth, Sarah Jo Johnson; Deborah, Ruby McGill; Rachel, Betty McMullan; Priscilla, Ophelia Riley; Melchoir, Claude Guest; Gaspar, C. G. Hyer; and Baltasar, E. A. McGill. (Con't on page 3, col. 1)

[Photo in columns 1 and 2] Each employee of the Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc. receives a Christmas present from the Company in the form of a check. Overseers deliver these checks to their employees at the Christmas Program at Slater Hall. Here Overseer W. M. Cole is presenting checks to several of his employees.

[Column 2] [Photo in columns 2, 3, and 4] A part of the crowd at Slater Hall singing Christmas carols at the annual Christmas Program sponsored by the Slater Manufacturing Co. Inc. for its employees. This program is an annual affair at Slater, being held on the day the mill closes down for the Christmas holidays.


The Civic Club held its annual Christmas banquet at Hotel Greenville Monday night, December 17.

At the conclusion of a bountiful turkey dinner, the club members exchanged Christmas gift. Mrs. Eithel Gosnell, president of the club, played the part of Santa Claus, and distributed the gifts which had been placed under a brilliantly lighted Christmas tree.

Those attending the banquet were: Mesdames J. W. Smith, Harold Smith, Allen Suttle, Clint Hawkins, Mary White, Eithel Gosnell, Louise Chandler, Elinor Horton, B. B. Brown, (Con't. on page 2, col. 5)

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Yuletide Rites At Slater Hall

The annual Christmas program, sponsored by Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc., for employees and their families was held at Slater Hall on Saturday morning, December 22.

A beautiful Christmas tree, resplendent with multi-colored lights, ornaments and tinsel decked the stage. Early on the morning of the program, Christmas carols were played over the loud speaker so that they could be heard throughout the village. The carols continued as the people assembled.

The program was presided over by Mr. J. A. White, Plant Manager. In his remarks, Mr. White, speaking in behalf of both Commander Slater and himself, thanked the people for their splendid work and cooperation of the past year, and asked for a continuation of this fine spirit during the coming year. He also mentioned our men and women in service, giving special mention to those who had made the supreme sacrifice3.

Mr. White then called on Rev. Clyde M. Johnson, pastor of the Slater Baptist Church, Rev. J. M. Dean, pastor of the Slater Church of God, and Rev. T. L. Bryson, pastor of the Slater Methodist Church. Each of these ministers spoke briefly, after which Mr. White presented Mr. and Mrs. DuPre Rhame of Greenville. Mr. Rhame, accompanied at the piano by Mrs. Rhame, sang two solos, after which he led the audience in the singing of a number of Christmas carols. (Con't. on page 2, col. 5)

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The members of the cast of the Christmas play were entertained at Dave Stansell's on Thursday, January 3rd. In addition to the cast, the committees from the churches were also invited and were present.

There was no set program, however, various members gave short, impromptu talks. Among those speaking were Messrs. F. A. Cook, R. P. Canham, C. G. Hyer, R. W. Summey, Raymond Johnson, the Reverend Clyde M. Johnson and the Reverend J. M. Dean. Several of the ladies present also delivered short talks. Among these were Mrs. Ruby McGill, Mrs. J. M. (Con't. on page 2, col. 4)

[Photo in columns 4 and 5] A bag of fruit, containing oranges, apples, tangerines, nuts, raisins, and candy, is given to children of employees under 18 years of age. Here the bags are being delivered to the employees for their children by members of the office force at the Christmas Program at Slater Hall.

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Union Services Conducted Here Fifth Sunday

The Reverend T. L. Bryson, Pastor of the Slater Methodist Church, delivered the sermon at the union service of the Slater churches held at the Slater Church of God on Sunday evening, December 30th at 7:00 o'clock.

Rev. Bryson based his remarks on the story of the talents and delivered a most inspiring and informational talk.

The Reverend J. M. Dean, Pastor of the slater Church of God, was in charge of the program. The Reverend Clyde M. Johnson, Pastor of the Slater Baptist Church, pronounced the invocation. A choir composed of the singers from the three churches was present and delivered beautiful music for the occasion. At this service, Messrs. J. A. Lybrand, Jr., J. A. White, Robet H. Atkinson and W. Earle Reid as a committee representing the Slater Manufacturing Company, Inc., presented $5,000 bonds to the pastor of each of the churches as a gift from the Company.

Mr. Lybrand made a short statement bringing greetings from the officials of the company and expressing appreciation for the fine spirit of cooperation which had always existed at Slater. It was further stated that the officials were vitally interested in the religious life of the community and wanted to see that the churches were provided for in a manner which would enable everyone to worship in surroundings of dignity, beauty and comfort. It was with this thought in mind that a donation was being made to each congregation to assist with any improvements or addi(Con't. on page 2, col. 4)

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Page Two THE SLATER NEWS January 17, 1946

[Column 1] The Slater News

Published Every Two Weeks


Slater Manufactiong Co., Inc.

Established 1790

In The Interest of Its Employees.

[Images of two rounded triangular logos. One bears the initials NCIE over a book with two crossed feather quills. The other is made of a larger tirangle with the words EDITORIAL, PRODUCTION, and APPEARANCE around the edges, while a smaller interior triangle reads SAIE.]


Robert H. Atkinson....... Editor

Cecial Sprights....... Asst Editor


Weave Room: Ernestine McCall, Nellie Barnette, Walker Reid, Gladys Cox, Rosalee Cox, Sara C. Chitwood, Dovie Faust, Louise Bagwell, and Margaret Johnson.

Preparation Dept.: Jessie Vassey, Dorothy Hawkins, Julia Brown, Mildred Mull, Mary Wallace, Lucille Tate, Ruby Drury, Nellie Ruth Payne, Stanley Hawkins, Irene Cox.

Cloth Room: Opal W. Smith.

Community: Mrs. Raymond Johnson, W. Earle Reid, Ruby P. Reid, Doris F. Atkinson.


Happy New Year!

For the first time in years the greeting of "Happy New Year!" has the true ring of sincerity. 1946 will be a year of peace and world progress. It will be the year of transition to normal living for war weary veterans and for the soldiers of production who worked long, weary hours to keep supplies rolling to our victorious armies. Yes, this grand new year of 1946 holds special significance for all of us, and it is our duty to lead our personal effort toward making it the marvelous new year we want it to be.

If you haven't completed your new year resolutions as yet, here are few that will help you do your part to make this world a better place to live in:

1. Be tolerant of all races and creeds.

2. Have faith in your fellow man.

3. Take a strong personal interest in your job.

4. Make courtesy a part of your everyday life.

5. Be considerate of the feelings of others.

6. Give your best effort to every undertaking.

Six simple resolutions, but they can change your whole outlook on life and make this world of ours a grand place in which to dwell!

Let's show that we appreciate a new year free from the shackles of war by doing all in our power to make it glorious year for men of all races and creeds.

Welcome Home!

It's good to see you former G. I . Joes and G. I. Janes back on the job. We've missed you but we knew that your place in the Armed Services was of prime importance, during the

[continued bottom of Column 2] long war years, and we resigned ourselves to keeping the home fires buring for you and buying war bonds to get you home sooner.

It has been a long war and we had no idea when we'd see you again when you left. But we've followed your career through the newspaper accounts of the war and we've felt a group sense of relief when your name didn't appear on the casualty lists. Now the war years seem like a nightmare because here you are back on the job and mingling again with your old friends and acquaintances. And, gosh, it sure is is swell to have you back with us again!

It's needless to say that we all feel indebted to you, and rightfully so! You've experienced the living hell of war. You've made history. You've defeated a relentless foe. And, most of all, you've shown the world that America isn't to be trifled with and that her sons and daughters are quick to go to her defense in time of need!

So - welcome home. We're sure glad to have you back with us and we want you to know it.

[Top of Column 2] SLATER



Monday, Christmas Eve, 1945 was a raw, bitter day unfit for man or beast to be abroad.

All day long rain and snow had made slush on the streets and sidewalks, and by nightfall the rain had turned to sleet that stuck to and weighted down wires and trees. Ice stuck to windshields and motorists slid in ditches.

Telephone and electic poles and wires snapped and the lights of our village flickered and went out.

Adventuresome folk who had braved the cold and sleet to attend the regular Monday night picture show groped their way out of the darkened building after having seen only part of the picture.

And that night Santa Claus made his visits in the dark.

Until the following Friday, at lamp lighting time, all or part of our village was without electricity.

Lovers went a-wooing through slippery streets with only the beam of a flashlight to guide them.

Housewives who usually cooked on electric stoves prepared company Christmas dinner on tiny laundry heaters.

Our postmistress dispensed stamps by the light of a kerosene lamp, and she kept warm by a little oil heater.

Our doctor delivered a baby by the light from lanterns and candles.

Radios were silent and children played with their Christmas toys and games by firelight, just as their grandparents used to do.

And one youngster, waxing poetic, excplaimed: "King Winter hath laid his icy hand all over our fair land. Methinks the furnace hath gone out!"

[Column 3] Cloth Room Chatter

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hester and family had dinner Monday with Mrs. Hester's mother, Mrs. A. S. Hammett, of Travelers Rest. The family was happy to have Mrs. Hester's brother, Charles, home from the Navy for the Christmas holidays.

Miss Ruth Goldsmith was the guest of Miss Elizabeth Edwards and relatives during the holidays.

Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Holt, of Clover, Va., recently visited Mrs. Holt's parents and family, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Talley.

Mrs. Beulah Stroud was happy to have all her children spend Christmas day with her. A delicious dinner of turkey with all the trimmings was enjoyed by all.

Cpl. Ralph Goldsmith has returned to Camp Carson, Colo., after spending a 10 day furlough with his wife, Mrs. Jeanette Guest Goldsmith, and other relatives.

Mr. Carl Hill, of Stanton, Va., spent the holidays with his sister, Mrs. Lucille Sharp.

Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Smith, Jr., of Danville, Va., spent Christmas day with Mr. John Farthing and family.

James Lewis Batson, brother of Mildred Coleman, has received his discharge from the armed forces after serving 49 months. He served 23 months in the European theater.

Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Shirley and family had Sunday dinner with Mr. Shirley's mother, Mrs. Nannie Shirley, of Greenville, and Christmas day they enjoyed a nice dinner with Mrs. Shirley's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Stroud, of Marietta.

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Poole, and little Dan, of Marietta, visited Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Edwards, of Travelers Rest, last Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Pace had as their guest last week, Mrs. Pace's brother, Tyson Shewbert, from Ware Shoals, who has recently been discharged from the Navy.

Mrs. Agnes Bagwell visited her husband in Columbia Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Veal and family spent the holidays with Mrs. Veal's mother, Mrs. Tom Willis, of Shelby, N.C.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Edwards visited Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Campbell, of Greer, for the Christmas holidays.

The Cloth Room is glad to have Mrs. Lois Ward, who has come to work as a grader in the department. We hope she will enjoy her work here.

It's good to see Ray Smith back in the Cloth Room after three years in the Army. He was overseas two years and served with the Third Army in England, France, Belgium, Luxemburg, and Germany. We welcome him home, and wish him much success.

Annie Johnson wishes to thank the Cloth Room for the lovely birthstone ring she received for a Christmas gift, and also for the cooperation shown in the past year, and hopes she can be of more service to you.

Mr. Scarce takes this opportunity to thank the Cloth Room for the nice overcoat he received for a Christmas gift. It was greatly apprectiated. He also wishes to thank the Cloth Room employees for the fine

[continued at the bottom of Column 4] spirit of cooperation shown during the past year. Mr. Scarce wishes for everyone a happy and successful New Year.

Since Mr. Scarce is thanking the Cloth Room for the gift he received, we (the Cloth Room employees) would also like to express our thanks and gratitude for all the nice things he has done for us. He is not only an employer, but a friend to all as well. For the coming year we pledge our cooperation in everything, that we might help Mr. Scarce to make the Cloth Room a still better place in which to work.


[An image header spans columns 4 and 5] PREPARATION DEPARTMENT N-E-W-S

[Column 4] Mr. and Mrs Nelson Phillips, Sgt. Gartrell McDuffie of Camp Livingston, La., and Mr. Tang Watt of Ware Shoals were the supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Terrel Christmas night.

The first shift welcomes Mrs. Nettie McCall back to work. Mrs. McCall has been out due to illness. We are glad to have you back, Nettie.

Mrs. Allie Mae Stockton visited in Columbia, S. C., recently.

We are glad to report that Mr. James Barnett, who has been ill, is now able to be back at work.

Mr. and Mrs. Jess Hughes motored to Belton Christmas day to see his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Hughes.

Mrs. Bessie Robinson and children, Max, Madge, Margaret, and Martha, and Miss Ruth Campbell spent the Christmas holidays in Shelby, N. C., with Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Campbell and other relatives.

Miss Grace Brown, a teacher in the Kingstree High School, Mrs. W. D. Simpson, of Toccoa, Ga., and Edgar Brown, C.W.T., stationed at New London, Conn., visited their sister, Mrs.

[continued top of Column 5] Billie Phillips, during the holidays.

Harold Harper, an employee in the slasher room, tells us that he is soon to report to the draft board in Greenville for examination to become a member of Uncle Sam's armed forces. Best of luck to you, "Pee Wee."

Mr. Roy Burnette reports that he is leaving the first shift to start work on the second shift. Everyone hates to see him go, but wish him much success.

The first shift welcomes Paul Foster back to work in the Slasher room. Paul has recent- ly received his discharge from the U. S. Navy.

Miss Frances Campbell, of Shelby, N. C., is visiting her sisters, Mrs. Bessie Robinson and Miss Ruth Campbell.

Cpl. J. D. Grigg, recently returned veteran from the E. T. O., spent the weekend here as guest of Mrs. Bessie Robinson and Miss Ruth Campbell.

The first shift regrets to report that Dot McWhite has quit. We're going to miss you, Dot, and hope you can soon be back with us. --------------------

[column 4] Union Services

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tions that might be needed during the ensuing year.

Mr. White, in a short talk, delivered the bonds to the pastors while Messrs. Atkinson and Reid spoke briefly about the gifts.

The three pastors of the churches, in short talks, accepted the gifts on behalf o the members of their respective churches.

During the past year, four of these union services have been held and plans have been made to continue these services during the year 1946, and as soon as the fifth Sunday arrives, another union service will be held ar either the Slater Baptist or Methidist Churches. Plans for this service will be announced later. ------------------

[Column 4] Actors Are

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Dean and Mrs. W. Earle Reid.

This supper was sponsered by the Slater Community Association. -------------------

[Column 4] We always love those who admire us, and we do not always love those whom we admire. - La Rochefoucauld. ------------

[Column 5] Civic Club

(Con't. from page 1, col. 2)

Ruby Reid, Blanche Acree, Frank Cook, Hines Richardson, and Inez Graham. --------------------

[Column 5] Charity begins at home and generally dies from lack of out- of-door exercise; sympathy travels abroad extensively. - Anonymous. ----------------

[Column 5] Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know. - Montaigne. -------

[Column 5] GIVE THE NEW MAN A FEW SAFTEY POINTERS [An illustration of 3 dogs: a bulldog, tied to a post with its leash fully extended, a scared dog, and a dog talking in the scared dog's ear]

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V. 4 No. 18 - The Slater News

Needs Review


September 26, 1946 THE SLATER NEWS Page 3

[A header reading "GOINGS-ON---- IN WEAVE ROOMS" spans Columns 1 and 2]

[Top of Column 1] Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Freeman and children, of Westminster, spent last Sunday wth Mr. and Mrs. Turner Jones.

Amber Stroud attended a supper at the home of Rev. B. Lester Huff on Saturday night.

C.L. Francis honored his daughter, Gail, with a birthday party Septemebr 4. C. L. celebrated his birthday on September 9.

Edna Chandler visited in the home of Mrs. Beulah Bowman, of Greenville, recently.

Susan Surratt spent the week-end in Columbia, S.C.

Hazel Buchanan celebrated her 21st birthday on Tuesday, September 10.

We are sorry to learn that Hazel Buchanan's sister, Lucinda, has been confined to bed with rheumatic fever.

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Burnette and family were the week-end guests of Mrs. Burnette's parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Cox.

Mrs. Rillie Lathan was a business visitor in Greenville Saturday.

Mrs. Effie Johnson was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Jones of Greenville last Sunday.

Pfc. Thurmond Pace, of Camp Gordon, Ga., is spending a fifteen-day furlough at home with his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Pace, and parents, Mr. and

[Top of Column 2] Mrs. Stanley Page.

Mr. and Mrs. Norwood Bridges and daughter were the week-end guests of Mr. Bridges' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Bridges.

Edna Chandler was honored with a birthday dinner at her home on Sunday, September 8.

Mrs. Ruth Tredor and son, Ronald, of Augusta, Ga., and Mrs. Viola Duncan and daughters, Doris and Frances, of Greenville, were recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Chandler and family.

Mrs. Effie Johnson and children spent the week-end with relatives in Shelby.

Mr. and Mrs. O. T. Hopkins had as their week-end guest, Mr. Hopkins' father, Mr. James B. Hopkins, of Laurens.

Pfc. and Mrs. Thurmond Pace and Mrs. Ida Pace spent the week-end with relatives in Asheville.

Employees of Job No. 2 miss Frances Duncan very much as a battery hand.

Mr. and Mrs. Ollis Ward visited friends in North Carolina recently.

Mr. and Mrs. L. V. Duncan and family and Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Duncan and family spent last week-end in Greenwood.

Mr. and Mrs. Ollis Ward and daughter and Mr. David Tolley and son spent a few days recently in Jonesboro, Tenn.

[Bottom of Column 1] Supervisory Staff

(con't. from page 1, col. 2)

charge from service, Mr. Winstead returned to his work here as overseer of weaving, and was assigned to the second shift in Weave Room No. 2. Later he was made overseer of overhauling and continued on this job until his most recent promotion.

This supervisor is married to the former Miss Ludean Thornhill. The Winsteads reside at 42 First Street here at Slater. They have no children.

J. B. Martin, who becomes overseer of weaving on the third shirft on Job 3 in Weave Room No. 1, first came with the Slater Company in Januaary, 1945 as a loom fixer. Prior to coming here, Mr. Martin was connected with Judson Mill in Greenville, S. C. He was employed there from 1928 to 1945.

The new overseer is married to the former Miss Fanie Lou Spears, and the family resides in Greenville. The Martins have two children. He is a native of Georgia and is a Mason.

J. W. Smith first came to this company in 1937 and by April, 1944 and become a loom fixer. Before coming to Slater, Mr. Smith was employed at Alta Vista, Va.

While working here, Mr. Smith resumed his education and attended the Slater-Marietta School and was graduated in the Class of 1944 from that institution. Soon after his graduation, he was called into the Army and served until July 2 of this year. Soon after receiving his honorable discharge, Mr. Smith returned to his work here.

This former soldier spent five and one-half months overseas in the Pacific area, but was never in combat. At the time of his discharge his was a corporal.

Mr. Smith is married to the former Miss Virginia Maud Smith, and the couple has one child, one son. The Smiths now residein Greenville.

B. H. Pierce is an old timer at Slater, as he first become connected with this company in 1931 and has remained here ever since.

During the late war, Mr. Pierce served this company well as an overseer of weaving, but with the rturn of peice, he went back to his old job of loom fixing.

Mr. Pierce is married to the former Miss Florida Cox, and this couple have two children. The Pierce family resides on Route 2, Marietta, S. C. Mr. Pierce is a Mason.

The best wishes of all concerned go to these men in their new positions, and it is with a great deal of pleasure that the company is able to again promote men from the ranks as vacancies in the supervisory force appear. This policy has been in force at this plant for a number of year. -----------------------------

Religion may ask a hard thing: faith in the dark; but irreligion asks an impossible thing: faith in the darkness.- Dr. W. L. Sullivan, "Atlantic." ------------------------------

You can't give character to another person, but you can encourage him to develop his own by possessing one yourself.- Artemus Calloway, "Birmingham Age-Herald."

Theatre Guide

September 27, 1946 "CLUNY BROWN" Starring Charles Boyer Jennifer Jones -----------------------

September 28, 1946 "IT SHOULDN'T HAPPEN TO A DOG" Starring Carol Landis Allyn Joslyn -------------------------

September 30, 1946 "THE BLUE DAHLIA" Starring Alan Ladd Veronica Lake

October 4, 1946 "THE HOODLUM SAINT" Starring William Powell

Octobre 5, 1946 "CENTENNIAL SUMMER" Starring Jeanne Carin Cornel Wilde ------------------

October 7, 1946 "SMOKY" Starring Fred MacMurryay Anne Baxter ---------------------

Teacher Reception (con't. from page 1, col. 4)

Gosnell and Mr. Roy Summey sang, "Let Rest of the World Go By." Mrs. W. W. Stephenson played the panio accompaniment for both the solos and the duet. A quartet, composed of Mesdames Eithel Gosness and W. W. Stephenson and Messrs. Roy Summey and Ralph Sullivan, sang "Home on the Range," In the Evening But the Moonlight," "Grandfathers's Clock," and "Short'nin' Bread." They were accompanied at the panio my Mrs. W. Earle Reid.

The games were planned and directed by Mrs. Ruby Mcgill, who led the guests in playing "Receiving Line" and "Passing the School Bell."

Mrs. Mary Ledford, who resided over the program, then called for remarks from Mr. J. A. White, who spoke as a trustee of the local school. Mr. R. H. Atkinson spoke next, representing the Slater community Association, after which Mr. J.H. Barnett, Superintendent of the Slater-Marietta Schools, introduced each of the teachers. A count was made of the number of paretns repreent9ing each teacher's room, and flowers were awarded the teacher having the largest number of parents parent. Mr. Ernest Sechrest, High school principal, received this distinction.

At the conclusion of the program, delicious refreshments consisting of ice cream, cakes and mpunch were served by Mesdames Henry Taylor, Roy Summey, P. J. Acree, L. T. Scarce, Milton Southerland, and J. G. Chandler.

The decorating committee for this occasion was composed of Mesdames Gene Blanton, J. G. Chandler, and R. H. Atkinson.

Other civic club members who assisted in planning the refreshments were Mesdames J. ------------------- LINES FROM THE LIBRARY

We congratulate the children of the Thursday P.M. Story Hour group on the splendid performance which they gave at Slater Hall on Tuesday nigth, August 27. Every child participating did well, and we are justly proud of the entire group. --------------------------------

Members of the Girls' Library Club have enjoyed a number of dart games during the summer. At a recent event of this kind, Annorr Cooper won first place with a score of 920. Joyce Bryant's score of 720 put her in second place, while Freida Thornton took third place with 510 points. ------------------------------------

Dale McWhite, a member of the Thursday P. M. Story Hour group, was made very happy on September 6, by the arrival of a "brand new" baby sister, Dona Elizabeth. Dale is very proud of his little sister, and is quoted as saying that he "won't sell her- not even for a whole quarter." ------------------------------------

Birthday greetings are in order for Peggy Scarce, who was 8 years old on September 6. We hope that Peggy's eighth birthday was a happy one, and that she will enjoy many more. ----------------------------------------

The library clubs lost two faithful members when Gloria and Abie Cook moved to Greensboro, N. C. Gloria was a member of the Friday afternoon Story Hour Group, while Abie was a member of the Boys' Club. We miss Gloria and Abie at the library, but we hope that they are enjoying their new home in Greensboro. We also hope that they won't foreget Story Hour and Boys' Club, and that they will visit us as often as possible.

Gloria and Abie are the children of Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Cook. Mr. Cook has been promoted to the Greensboro office where he will direct Industrial Relations for several mills. -----------------------------------

We had two visitors at the library clubs recently. The first of these was Opal Thornton of Washington, D. C., who spent several days with the R. W. Thorntons. We were glad to have her ecome to Girls' Club with Freida.

Gay Horton of Belmont, N. C. is the other visitor we wish to mention. She is a cousin of Carol Ann Richardson, and visited Story Hour during her stay in Slater. -------------------------------


We wish to express our sincere appreaciation of the foral offerings and all other expressions of sympathy shown us by our many friends during our recent bereavement.

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Hawkins and Family ----------------------------------------


Mrs. Melvin A. Gunert, the former Miss Nawana Cooper. ----------------------------------------

Miss Cooper And Mr. Gunter United

Miss Nawana Cooper became the bride of Mr. Melvin A. Gunter on Saturday evening, July 27, at the home of the Rev. D. W. Smith of Greenville, in the presence of their immediate families.

The bride wore a grey tailored suit with navy accessories and a shoulder corsage of white carnations.

Mrs. Gunter is the daughter of Mrs. Ressie Cooper, of Greenville. She is a graduate of Greenville HIgh School and the Greenville Secretarial School. For the past year she has been employed as a clerkstenographer in the office of Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Mr. Gunter is the son of Mrs. Corula P. Gunter, of Greenville. He is also a graduate of Greenville HIgh School. He recently received his discharge after three years of service with the U. S. Marines, two years of which were spent in the Pacific area.

Following the ceremony, the young couple left for a wedding trip in North Carolina.

Mr. and Mrs. Gunter are now making their home with the bride's mother at 10 Cleveland Street, Greenville. --------------------------------

Hawkins Boy (Con't. from page 1, col. 5)

years. Mr. Hawkins is employed by the Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc. and at present is in charge of the Slashing Department on the second shift.

Gene was a member of the Cradle Roll Department of the Slater Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held on September 11 at 5 o'clock at the Slater Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Charles T. Thompson and the Rev. Clyde Johnson. Interment was in Graceland Cemetery in Greenville.

Serving as pallbearers were Gene Henson, Gene Addington, Herbert Farthing, and Buddy Brown.

Members of the Girls' Auxiliary of Slater Baptist Church served as flower girls.

The sympathy of this entire community is extended the Hawkins family in their bereavement.

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V. 4 No. 45 - The Slater News

Needs Review


October 30, 1947 THE SLATER NEWS Page Three [The below spans columns 1 and 2]


Mrs. Bertha Meece and little Jo Ann were Sunday dinner guests with Mr. and Mrs. M. Chapman at Rocky Bottom.

Miss Ruth Laws of Winthrop College spent the week-end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Laws.

Mr. Troy Miller attended the funeral services of his aunt, Mrs. Martha Hill, in Marion, N. C. recently.

Third shifters welcome Isabelle A. Poole to work as a quiller operator.

Tom Boggs witnessed the Furman – Carolina football game in Columbia recently.

Everyone was sorry to hear of the death of Mrs. Janie Jackson's brother in Great Falls last week.

Mrs. Marvin Childs is enjoying a visit with relatives in Orlando, Fla.

Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Looper and children visited Mrs. Looper's brother in Pickens on Sunday, October 12.

Second shifters in the Quilling Department welcome the following former employees back to work. Margaret Will[Continued in column 2]

iams, Mrs. Tom McCombs, Ellen McMakin, and Ruby Drury.

Ivadell Hill, of the Warping Department, celebrated a birthday last week. Many happy returns, Ivadell.

Mr. and Mrs. O. R. Drury and Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Krusich visited in Charlotte the past week-end.

Mrs. Norma Bowles, quiller hand on the second shift, was appointed as a delegate from the Saluda Hill Baptist Church to attend Pickens Association which met at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Bowers, who are now working in Abbeville, S. C., were at home in Marietta during the past weekend.

Mr. and Mrs. George Parten were guests of Mrs. Phillips of Royston, Ga. over the week-end.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brooks recently visited Mr. Brooks' mother in Georgia.

Mrs. Norma Bowles and son, J. H. Bowles, joined Lorraine Bowles at Furman and motored to Columbia for the football game between Furman and Carolina. ---------------------------------------- Boy Scout Troop [Column 1]

(Con't. from page 1, col. 5) and determination to succeed in whatever he undertakes.

Jerry Mack Ballenger is the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Ballenger of Slater. Jerry has been a Scout for approximately two years and is Patrol Leader of the Wolf Patrol of his troop. He is a student in the sixth grade in the local school and is 15 years of age. Jerry Mack is another fine example of American youth, and his pleasing manner and disposition endear him to both old and young alike.

The rank of Life Scout is next to the highest rank that a Scout can earn. The highest rank is that of an Eagle Scout. Friends of Scouting here at Slater are high in their praise of the accomplishments of these [End of column 1]

[Column 2] two boys, for this is the first time in the history of the troop here that a Scout has earned this rank. It is hoped these lads will some day be Eagle Scouts.

Troop 44 has two Scouts who are members of "The Order of the Arrow," which is an advanced order of Scouting. To be so honored, a Scout must be elected to this position by his fellow Scouts. Membership is limited in this Order. The local Scouts who hold membership are Bobby Cole and Ansel McMakin, Jr.

Young Cole is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Cole of Slater and attends High School here. He has been a Scout for about two years and holds the rank of Star Scout. In addition, he is the Troop Scribe.

Ansel McMakin, Jr. is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Mc–––––––––––––––––––––––––– [Ad spans columns 1 and 2] THE "TRIUMPH" [Illustration of pens] Make it a Well-Chosen Gift! You do when you give a Sheaffer's set! Style – Balance – Beauty – Durability – and the smoothest, most effortless writing in the world. Come in today and select the gift that will say "Merry Christmas" for years to come – a Sheaffer's! SHEAFFER'S –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– COMMUNITY DRUG STORE SLATER, S. C. [Bottom of columns 1 and 2]

[Column 3] Theatre Guide

November 1, 1947 "FOR THE LOVE OF RUSTY" Starring: Ted Donaldson Ann Doran Tom Powers


November 3, 1947 "NORA PRENTISS" Starring: Ann Sheridan Bruce Bennett Kent Smith Robert Alda


November 7, 1947 "WESTERN UNION" Starring: Robert Young Dean Jagger Randolph Scott


November 8, 1947 "THE GHOST AND MRS. MUIR" Starring: Gene Tierney George Sanders Rex Harrison


November 10, 1947 "DARK DELUSION" Starring: James Craig Lionel Barrymore Lucille Bremer


November 14, 1947 "STRANGE JOURNEY" Starring: Paul Kelly Hillary Brooke Osa Massen


Makin of Slater and is also a High School student. He has been a Scout for several years and wears a star, as he is a Star Scout. He is Senior Patrol Leader of his troop.

Both of these lads are well known and are very popular with their fellows. By receiving this honor, these boys testify to the value of the training received in this great youth organization.

This local Scoutmaster is Claude L. Sprouse and his assistant is Hines S. Richardson. The progress the troop here has made is largely due to the splendid efforts of these men, and is shown in the fine way the troop and its members are advancing. The thanks of the community go to these men in their contribution toward building citizens of character for a greater tomorrow. –––––––––––––––––––––––––

A tiny black monkey that roars like a lion is one of the inhabitants of the Costa Rican jungles, reports the Middle America Information Bureau. Other denizens of the forests include flocks of bright green parrots, and their smaller relatives, the parakeets, as well as large macaws in all shades of vivid red, blue and yellow, which scream at human invaders who trepass on their territory. [End of 3rd column]


"Happy birthday, dear children, Happy birthday to you."

So goes our birthday greeting to each of the following children:

Will Cox, member of the Boys' Library Club, who was 10 years old on October 15. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Cagle Cox.

Tommy Cole, a son of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Cole of Slater, who celebrated his eleventh birthday on September 15. Tommy is a member of the Boys' Library Club.

Betty Scarce, who was 7 years old on September 26. Incidentally, we hear that Betty is sporting a shoulder-strap bag exactly like the one Peggy received for her birthday. Betty, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Scarce, is a member of the Thursday Afternoon Story Hour Group.

Jimmy Clary, a former member of the Boys' Library Club, was 13 years old on September 17. His parent, Mr. and Mrs. James W. Clary, remembered Jimmy's birthday with a present he is really enjoying - a bicycle.

Gloria Cook, a member of the Friday Afternoon Story Hour Group before moving to Greensboro, N. C., was 6 years old on October 11. She celebrated with a party and had a wonderful time! Gloria is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Cook.

For each of these children, we wish many more happy birthdays! –––––––––––––––––––––––––

As has been said so often in this column, we always welcome new library members. This time, we are very proud to announce nine additions to the library roll. These new members are: Curtis Teems, a son of Mr. and Mrs. George Teems of Slater; Mrs. C. W. Eldridge, Slater; Mrs. Edna Henson, Marietta; Carol Ann Bellamy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Buford Bellamy of Slater; Roy Dodson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Dodson, Slater; Mrs. Nora Waldrop, Slater; Mrs. Mary Sartain, Marietta; Mrs. Edward Farmer, Slater; and Miss Lelya Reid, Marietta.


Everbody blows hot at the beginning of a crusade, and America is a great place for safety crusades. Someone is always starting one, but too many people lose interest just when interest is most needed.

Because of this, we have these accident figures for the past year compiled by the National Safety Council.

Here it is, under the head of grisly reading; Killed in accidents - 100,000 people; accidental injuries - 10,400,000 people; and accidental property loss - $5,600,000,000.

That sum would more than service the national debt for an entire year. Home Sweet Home, next to the automobile, was the second unsafest place to be in, with 34,000 persons killed there. Automobiles got their gory quota - 33,500 deaths in traffic accidents.

There were, however, 35 cities of 10,000 or more population which did not register a traffic fatality. There was nothing accidental about these perfect scores. They were obtained through caution, alertness, and cooperation.

Now, in the cold months of ice and snow with slippery streets, is not the time to relax driving vigilance to and from work. Now, of all times, is the period to accentuate alertness and caution in all matters which require these qualities. To exercise these qualities while driving is to form the habits of caution and alertness in the work of daily life. --------------------------------

Midway along the Panama Canal is a famous island, Barro Colorado, which the march of progress turned into a naturalist's paradise, says the Middle America Information Bureau. Barro Colorado is situated in what now is the middle of Gatun Dam. Once the lake was a dense jungle, inhabited by tropical animals and reptiles. When the Gatun Dam was built, engineers flooded acres of this forest land. As the waters rose, the animals sought higher ground, with the result that the hilly Barro Colorado became an animal preserve, visited today by zoologists and botanists from all over the world. -----------------------------------

Lloyd T. Scarce and George W. Pridmore, two Slater Supervisors, are seen playing checkers at the conference for supervisors held sometime ago at Blythe Shoals. It is reported Mr. Scarce was the winner, and that he was so elated and surprised over his victory he jumped six feet in the air.

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V. 4 No. 48 - The Slater News

Needs Review


Page Two THE SLATER NEWS December 11, 1947

[Column 1] The Slater News Published Every Two Weeks By Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc. Established 1790 In The Interest of Its Employees (Symbols NCIE and Editorial)

STAFF ROBERT H. ATKINSON--------Editor CECIL S. ROSS---------Asst. Editor LILY ALEXANDER---Circulation Mgr. CLAUDE GUEST--------Photographer

REPORTERS Weave Room: Nellie Barnette, Gladys Cox, Rosalee Cox, Sarah Canham, Dessie Burrell, Pearl Price, Doris Jones, Sarah Lee Foster, and Estelle Barnett.

Preparation Department: Jessie Vassey, Julia Brown, Bertha Jones, Blanche McCall, Nellie Ruth Payne, Ruth Campbell, Marguerite Waddell, Mary B. Capps, and C. D. Rice.

Cloth Room: Opal W. Smith.

Commissary: Jorene Vickers.

Office: Betty Gillespie and Jeanne Phillips.

Community: Ruth Johnson and Ruby P. Reid. ----------------------------- EDITORIALS

Stockolders All

Whether you own stock or not, you still are a shareholder in your company by virtue of the services you provide the company through your job.

Every minute of concentration and applicaiton that you bring to your job represents your share of working stock in the company. It all adds up to the fact that every worker has a financial stake in the company which employs him.

Your job is your savings account. It is also your employer's savings account, for every bit of work that you effect daily represents the means of continuing and broadening the future of the company.

It's good to feel the interlocking of purpose in job and company. It is the gold-edged guarantee of a future for both workers and employers. We all stand to gain or lost by our individual actions.

The need for war production and immediate peace-time reconversion production is past. But the need for production on a continuing level basis still is urgent. Production, by company and individual workers, is one of the sure curbs on inflation.

Lazy minutes drifting away never to be regained are the stiffest kind of competition for production. Production means more dollars for everyone. And more dollars means dollars competing against each other to keep commoditites within the price range of the average wage earner's ability to pay. ----------------------------

Reputation is a bubble which others can blow up or burst by what they say behind your back. - O. A. Battista, Everybody's Weekly. ------------------------- [Column 2] SLATER DAY BY DAY

Pen Scratches

A recent editorial in a local paper talked about manners.

Manners are wonderful, and to see a person who unconsciously uses good manners is a rare delight.

The children used to learn a little rhyme in school that went like this: "Politeness is to do and say, the kindest thing in the kindest way." And Emerson said "Manners are the happy ways of doing things."

We chide our children for lack of manners, and then very often growups refuse to use ordinary courtesies in front of the small fry. Whenever older people are naturally polite to each other and to children as well, then the children are going to imitate these nice manners and everyone will be happier.

Good manners are largely a matter of self-control too, don't you think? Can you imagine two people quarreling violently and using such terms as "I beg your pardon" or "Please excuse me, I'm so sorry."

Good manners are like the family silver, the more they are used, the prettier they become. ------------------------------

Had your flu shots yet? Better take them, and take all other precautions possible to ward off flu and colds. Some pessimists are predicting that this winter is scheduled to be the worst one since 1927 for flu and colds. If you have never had flu, you are lucky. If you have had flu, then you are quite familiar with all the aches and pains and chills and fevers that flu brings. Any kind of a vaccine is far, far better than even a mild case of flu. -----------------------

Have you ever seen such a lovely autumn as we have had this year? The trees seem to be trying to outdo themselves in displaying gorgeous colors. A maple tree up on Fourth Street the other day flaunted four different colors at one time— green, red, yellow, and brown.

And our water oaks have taken a very special delight in giving us a bright patch of brillance to contrast with the green of our white pines. Enjoy this array of color while you may, because soon Mr. I. C. Winter will festoon the bare branches with glittering icicles. Br-r-r-r-, put some more coal on the fire. ----------------------------

Card of Thanks

Mr. and Mrs. N. O. Hall and family wish to thank their friends for knidnesses shown in the death of Mr. C. C. Hall. They especially thank Mr. and Mrs. George Garland, Mr. and Mrs. Wade Turner, Mr. Grover Buchanan, Mr. Bennie Taylor, Willie Mae and Alma Hart, and Mr. J. Tilley. --------------------

[Column 3] Cloth Room Chatter

Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Johnson and daughter, Judy, enjoyed motoring to Hendersonville, N. C. recently.

Mrs. George Garland visited her sister, Mrs. Gay Carter, at Normal Hospital in Asheville, N. C. recently. While there, Mrs. Garland enjoyed Christmas shopping, and she reports that the streets of Asheville are very beautiful with all the Christmas decorations.

Mrs. Clara Bridgeman reports that her mother, sister, and brother had a very enjoyable week-end in South Boston recently, where they visited Mrs. Ethel Holt and family.

Mrs. E. B. Epps and sons, Mrs. J. W. Johnson, and Peggy and Betty Scarce were among the many persons enjoying the Santa Claus parade in Greenville Friday.

Friends of Elizabeth Rowland will be glad to hear that her sister, Mrs. Lucille Carroll, is improving rapidly following a recent operation.

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Smith enjoyed having dinner with Mrs. Smith's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Poole, of Travelers Rest last Sunday. ------------------------


Rubber cultivation, developed in the Republic of Colombia as a war-time expedient, is now expanding on an even larger scale, reports the Middle America Information Bureau. Most of this increased rubber output finds a ready market in the United States.

The entire Pacific coast of Colombia is humid and tropical, with many regions ideally suited for the cultivation of rubber. The chief nurseries in Columbia are located in the zone of Uraba, and in Villa Arteaga.

The Colombian government, overlooking no opportunities to stimulate rubber cultivation, is encouraging small farmers to grow rubber in their family gardens. In Uraba, for example, the large plantations serve as demonstration centers for the distribution of information, agricultural data, and advice to all interested settlers. It is planned that each central plantation will be surrounded by small family plantings of rubber.

Rubber growers in Colombia today have the benefits of all the scientific developments in rubber planting of the past half century. Planters use clonal trees — the result of grafting a bud from stock of a tree of proved high yield—and obtain greater production per acre than the plantations of the Far East. --------------------------------------------------- Baptist Society (Con't. from page 1, col.2) The meeting was then closed with prayer, after which the hostess, assisted by Mrs. Perry Rampey, served delicious refreshments, carrying out the scheme of the holiday season. The January meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. Charles Thompson of Slater.

[column 4] Friends of Mrs. John Lane will be glad to know she has returned from the hospital and is doing nicely now. Mr. and Mrs. Lane have recently moved from Marietta to Route #2 Travelers Rest. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Cline, Frances Poole, Jean Hester, and Jorene Vickers attended the Parker-Greenville football game Friday night. Mrs. G. J. Vickers and Johnnie were visitors in Gaffney last week-end. Mrs. J. C. Staton, who is visiting her daughter in Ches0 ter, Pa., reports that she has another find grandson up there. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Stansell and family of Greeville, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Sprouse and son, Mrs. Dora Stansell, and Mrs. Allan Brannon of Piedmont were the Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Sprouse of Slater. Mrs. Waymon Dublin was honored with a shower on Saturday night, November 29, at the home of her parents near Marietta. Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Phillips has as their week-end guests, Mr. and Mrs. Carl J. Bryson and Sarah Phillips. Jack Powers tells us he is enjoying fresh meat these days. Third shifters are happy to have Mrs. Earline Thrift working with them again in No. 3 Weave Room. Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Sprouse, Mrs. R. P. Canham, Miss Sarah Canham, and Mrs. Nora Waldrop attended the funeral of Mrs. Waldrop's brother, Mr. Jim Young, at Beaverdam Church near Anderson. Mrs. Cora Sprouse of Tumbling Shoals is visiting her sons, Mr. C. L. Sprouse and Rev. Ervin McAbee, and their families. Coburn Oxner had as his week-end guest his mother, Mrs. Rhymer. We notice that Charlie Clarke is all smiles since hog killing time has rolled around. Mr. and Mrs. G.E. Ballenger of Slater had as their dinner guests Thanksgiving Day, Mr. and Mrs. James Mitchell of Sans Souci. Mrs. Mitchell is the former Miss Elizabeth Ballenger of Slater. Mrs. Dessie Burrell had the pleasure of entertaning her sister Mrs. A. C. Haydent, and family for Thanksgiving dinner. They were the overnight guests of Mrs. M. T. Henderson and enjoyed a delicious midnight ouster stew. Second shigters in Weave Room No. 3 welcome Mr. Perry Freeman. Hope you will enjoy working with us, Perry. Did anyone see Mrs. Bernice Foster riding the new motor scooter??? We understand that wedding bells will be ringing Olin Rice's way around Christmas time. We are wondering who the lucky girl is! Employees of No. 2 miss John Humphries since he has left Slater, John, we hope you will soon be back with us.

[Column 5] Pearl Price tells us she emjoyed Thansgiving dinner with her brother, William Price, and his family. We are sorry that Eleanor Bellamy has been out from work sick for several days, and hope she will soon be able to return. Alvin Talley seems to be very happy lately. Could it be that he is wxpecting old Santa Claus to come arounf soon? Harold Smith enjoyed rabbit hunting Thanksgiving Day, but reports that he didn't have much luck. Esther Griffith and Nina Allison went Chritmas shopping Monday and report they had a nice time shopping for Santa Claus. (Con't on p.3, col.1)


(bold lettering) The SAFE Way



-------------------------------------------- (comic strip) the LIGHTER SIDE by SiD Hix

(cartoon box 1 man on ground bump on head with man holding pail standing over him) (man standing says) SORRY, JOE! I WAS SUPPOSED TO PUT SALT ON THAT ICE....... LOOKS LIKE I SLIPPED UP!

(second box) (Nurse on phone man with bandage around head arm and right leg) (Nurse says) SORRY MR. SMITH IS TIED UP NOW!

(thirs box) (man falling off ladder with man staning over him ) (man standing says) ALVIN, THIS BOOKLET ON LADDER SAFETY FELL OUT OF YOUR POCKET!

(fourth final box) (man staning things spilled all over floor with man sitting holding a paper) (man sitting with GOOD HOUSEKEEPING paper) IT'S MY FAVORITE MAGACINE!

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