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Page Two; THE SLATER NEWS; November 22, 1946

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


ROBERT H. ATKINSON - Editor CECIL S. ROSS - Asst. Editor CLAUDE GUEST - Photographer


Weave Room: Ernestine McCall, Nellie Barnette, Walker Reid, Gladys Cox, Rosalee Cox, Sarah Canham, Dovie Faust, Louise Bagwell, Geneva Rampey, Leora Ward, and Pearl Price.

Preparation Dept.: Jessie Vassey, Julia Brown, Mary Wallace, Bertha Jones, Sarah Singleton, Blanche Raxter, Nellie Ruth Payne, Stanley Hawkins, and Ruth Campbell.

Cloth Room: Opal W. Smith

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


Thanksgiving And Care

Americans, looking over the battered and confused economic and political life of the country and the world, will probably scratch their heads in amazement trying to find cause for thanksgiving. Crucial problems surround us and we are tired, leary of the future and afraid of the lessons of the past. Many can say, and with great conviction, that never has civilization been in such a position, swamped with broad pressing problems surrounded by trouble.

There is the unsettled peace, the atomic bomb, wide spread starvation, tension between nations - and the list goes on until man's powers of conception are tried beyond their limits.

Yet, we know that there are things for which thanks are due. World War II is over and the infant United Nations organization is struggling with unprecedented problems. War criminals are tried in legal fashion and punished because of war crimes of which they can be convicted now.

And here in America, there is food and a little time to think. Americans, thankful for these things, feel great responsibility for helping the world and its suffering peoples. Many are asking the question, ''How can I help?''

One way to express thanks is to share what you have. And what the peoples of Europe and Asia need most now is food. So the expression of thanks can be coupled with the desire to help. One way of transferring these feelings into effective aid is by sending money or food to these starving people.

And one organization, set up to translate your dollars into food quickly, is an organization know as CARE - The Cooperative For American Remit-



Well, sniffle time is here again. Flu germs are flying around and about in the air. They lurk on every breeze and hide in every breath, ready to fasten themselves on any and every unsuspecting person who dares to breathe.

They clog the nostrils and create such a disturbance of tickling and trickling and sneezing as to make life miserable.

They move into the throat and chest and set up such a round of coughing and heaving as to be felt to the very end of the toes.

They send flashes of burning fever to the eyeballs and the head and the breathing passages, and they send waves of chill crawling along the spine and through the muscles.

They put their victims to bed and tie them with pills and powders and fruit juices.

They are absolutely merciless - these flu germs.

They are postively no respecter of persons. They find their prey among all classes, rich and poor, young and old, lazy and thrifty, frail and robust, the society belle and the lonely derelict.

And they are everywhere, in the chill damp air of a fresh dawn or inside the walls of a warm spotlessly clean dwelling. They are in the stores, on the streets, at places of business, in the school rooms.

Wherever people are to be found, the flu germ doth abound.

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two-room, two-teacher school and told how the first building which now houses the grammar school, was built. He told how money came from the Company to build that school wand later how the present high school building was built. He told how the present buildings had been outgrown, and stated it was the hopes of all concerned that a new and modern high school building could be erected sometime in the future, which would be not only adequate today but for many years to come, and that it would offer courses of study in keeping with the growing thoughts and needs of the residents of this

tances to Europe. Each $15 sent to CARE is used to buy a 49-pound package of food from army depots in Europe. One of these packages will keep a family of four alive for one month. The packages are available in on-the-spot depots so that as soon as your money is received it will go into food immediately - food which does not have to be shipped across the ocean.

Your $15 can become a meal for a family of four within ten days after your check reaches your local CARE office. Thanks thus is expressed in food for the starving is one good way of ensuring a more widespead thanksgiving - and a less widespread hatred and envy.

[Column 3] Cloth Room Chatter

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hester and family visited relatives in Easley Sunday.

We are happy to see Beulah Stroud back at work after being out sick several days.

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Smith attended a birthday dinner Sunday given in honor of Mrs. Smith's grandfather, Mr. C. R. Poole, of Travelers Rest.

Cloth Room employees were happy to have John Crabtree and Tommie Buck visit with them recently. We hope they will visit with us as often as possible.

Everyone is glad to hear that Mr. Scarce's feet are much better. He is able to put on his good shoes again, and we hope he continues to improve.

Have you seen Annie and J. W. Johnson's new home? It is very nice and they have it almost completed. We hate to see them move from Slater, but we know they will enjoy their new home very much.

We welcome James Jones, a new-comer, to the Cloth Room. We hope he will enjoy working with us.

We are sorry Pearl Garland had to be out several weeks due to illness. She is much better now and we are glad to have her back working with us.


He explained that the gift of $50,000 to the school would not be enough to build but it should make a good beginning as a foundation for a building fund, and said that he expected the problem to be met when the time came to build.

As evidence of the tremendous interest in this project, there were a number of distinguished visitors present, including Congressman Joseph R. Bryson, of the Fourth South Carolina Congressional District. The Congressman informed the audience how he was a product of the mountains and was especially thrilled to be present at such an occasion. He said that it was once thought in textile communities that a fifth grade education was sufficient, and told how proud he was to have been able to introduce a bill in the General Assembly of South Carolina, when he was a member of that body, creating the Parker School District of Greenville, which has done so much for the advancement of education among textile workers in that area. He praised the generosity of the Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc. and said that the effects of education could not be told as they were unforeseeable.

Congressman Bryson states that if Federal funds for educational buildings became available, he would use his influenc in helping to secure such funds for the proposed Slater-Marietta High School.

Other speakers appearing on the program were: Mr. Frank G. Hamblen, of the Greenville and Northern Railroad Company: Honorable Charles A. Rice, member of the South Carolina House of Representatives; Honorable J. F. Whatley, County Superintendent of Education; Mr. Walter Pickall, a school architect; Honorable J. Harvey Cleveland, a retiring member of the South Carolina (Con't. on page 3, col. 5)


Mrs. Willie Kate Miller was very happy to have her daughter home last week-end from Rock Hill. Frances is a freshman at Winthrop College. We understand she gets mighty lonesome thinking about the good ''ole'' days at Marietta.

Mr. and Mrs. James Blackwell's small daughter, Lottie Lee, is undergoing a fourteen weeks treatment from Dr. L. B. Sims. We are glad the child is showing some improvement.

Mr. Brannon's customers will certainly know where to get turkey on Thanksgiving.

We are glad to welcome Mrs. Violet Balding on the third shift as a quiller hand.

Mrs. Annie Mae Coggins and ''Sammy'' motored to Greer the past week-end for a visit with Mrs. Hester Green.

Robert Dunn will be a permanent resident of Slater, as he has recently purchased a house on First Street.

Mrs. Hightower's Sunday School Class of Marietta Baptist Church enjoyed a supper at Blythe Shoals. Mr. O. R. Drury reports a good time was had by everyone present. Mrs. O. R. Drury is assistant teacher of the class.

Mr. and Mrs. John Singleton have moved into their new home near Travelers Rest. We wish the young couple many happy years together.

The second shift quiller hands welcome Hasolene Webb, Ruth Hunt, and Gladys Hopkins to the department.

Ben Gilstrap has been doing some coon hunting and one night recently he caught one weighing 20 lbs. Nice hunting, Ben, there's still a meat shortage.

Hasolene Webb and her boy friend motored to Anderson, S. C. recently.

Gertrude Dunn had as her dinner guests Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Young.

Mrs. A. E. Cox gave a miscellaneous shower for her daughter, Mrs. Sarah Singleton, recently. The bride received many beautiful and useful gifts.

Does anyone have a saddle horse for sale? We understand Louise Hall wants to buy one.

Paul Jones is enjoying rabbit hunting these mornings. Pretty good luck, too.

Mr. Fred and J. D. Cox, of Tulsa, Okla., visited Mrs. Sarah Singleton the past week-end.

Frances Hall went horseback riding with her boy friend Sunday. They had loads of fun, but Frances is still complaining with her sore legs.

Bertha Jones had as her week-end guests Sylvia Jones and daughter, Linda Jean, from Southern Worsted.

A group of young people enjoyed a party which was given at the home of Linnie Tolley on November 5.

Miss Beatrice Tolley's boy friend from Charleston visited her recently.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Batson visited Mrs. Will Batson who has been a patient at Gaston's Clinic. She has now returned to her home on the White Horse Road.

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde were the recent dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Coleman.

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Preparation Department employees have enjoyed reading the booklets on safety recently distributed by Mr. Oscar Drury.

Mr. and Mrs. Carol Harris visited relatives in Heath Springs, S. C.

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Drury and sons were the week-end guests of Mrs. A. H. Drury, of Belmont, N. C.

Mr. and Mrs. Tumblin, of Travelers Rest, were recent dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Chiles.

Grady Gilreath has returned to his home on Talley Bridge Road after spending a pleasant week in Penrose, N. C. with his brother, Paul. They enjoyed squirrel hunting together.

Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Gilreath were the recent Sunday dinner guests of their aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. John Hood.

Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Phillips, of Royston, Ga., were Sunday visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Omer Phillips (Con't. on page 3, col. 3)

The SAFE Way Is Right





From National Safety News Published by The National Safety Council.

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November 22, 1946; THE SLATER NEWS; Page Three


We are glad to see Mrs. Christine Nix back at work after being out sick a few days.

Job No. 2, third shift, welcome Wilburn Knox as a new weaver. They also welcome John Southerlin as a loom cleaner. Both of these boys are World War II veterans.

Mr. and Mrs. James Nix had as their Sunday guests. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Gosnell of Greenville.

Employees of the third shift on Job 2 welcome Mr. L. P. Ward as their new overseer.

We are glad to see John H. Singleton back at work after being out sick for some time.

Daisy Batson came back to work this week after spending some time in the Coleman Hospital. Glad you are well again, Daisy, and we hope for you continued health.

Boyce Poole is our new supply clerk and he is always smiling. We are glad to have Boyce as our clerk.

Rev. L. B. Vaughn united in marriage on Sunday, October 26, Mr. Donald Jackson and Miss Annie Lou Banning, of Hendersonville, N. C.

We welcome Mr. Scott McGaha as loom fixer on the third shift. He is working for Overseer Sanford.

We also welcome Guilford Dodson to our department. He is working as a weaver for Mr. Martin.

Mr. Pink McClain is a new loom fixer on the third shift. Glad to have you back, Pink. His wife is also working with us as a spare battery filler.

We welcome Elmer Finley back to his old job as weaver.

Mr. Thomas Elrod and family enjoyed their recent visit to the State Fair.

We are glad to have Billy Barnette with us as loom cleaner. We hope he likes the third shift.

Mr. E. P. Cashion and Mr. Phillips enjoyed squirrel hunting last Friday and killed three squirrels. What hunters! Keep it up, fellows, there's still a meat shortage!

We wish to welcome Mr. C. L. Francis as a new employee in No. 3 Weave Room. Mr. Francis and Mr. Gus Thrift exchanged jobs. We are glad to have C. L., but sorry to lose Gus.

Mr. and Mrs. Clary and family spent the week-end in Greenville visiting Mrs. Clary's parents.

We welcome Mr. Cashion's nephew, William Cashion, as a weaver on the third shift in No. 3. We hope he likes Slater and will stay with us a long time.

Mr. Gather Laws has returned to work in No. 3 after operating a tying machine for several months. We are glad to welcome him back and wish him good luck on his new job.

Miss Sarah Foster spent the week-end with her sister, Mrs. Alton Jeffeans, in Greenville.

Mrs. Millie Allison enjoyed Sunday with a friend, Mrs. Selmen.

Mr. and Mrs. Gus A. Thrift spent Saturday Xmas shopping in Greenville.

Bryson Cole, who is a 1946 graduate of Slater-Marietta.

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High School, is now in service and stationed at Fort Bragg, N. C. Bryson is a former employee of Weave Room 3.

Mr. C. B. Clark recently visited Mr. Ike Epps.

Miss Mary Chastain is planning to spend Christmas in Baltimore, Md.

Mrs. Raymond Dublin and mother, Mrs. Sarah Dublin, were week-end guests of Mrs. Sarah Cooper.

S/Sgt A. L. Smith and wife and son, of Greenvillem Mrs. Rosa Gaines and son, Marcelle and Tom Matthews, of Greenwood, were recent Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Duck Smith.

C. L. Francis reports his wife is doing fine after a serious operation. We extend our deepest sympathy to them in the death of their infant son.

Lewis Tankersley tells us it's no fun to lose a wisdom tooth.

Miss Wilma Medlin and Miss Lillian Chandler were recent week-end guests of Miss Edna Chandler.

Mrs. Doris Jones wishes to thank each and every one in No. 2 for the beautiful flowers sent her during a recent illness.

We miss seeing L. P. Ward in No. 2. but wish him the best of luck on his new job in No. 1. Also, we extend a hearty welcome to D. D. Toby, new overseer in No. 2.

Mrs. Juanita Epps says her brother, Paul Jewell, is now in Uncle Sam's Army. Good luck, Paul.

Mr. John Kiser and Mr. and Mrs. Austin Strange, of Knoxville, Tenn., and Mrs. John Rhodes, of Louisville, Tenn., were recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Chandler.

Miss Pearl Price and several friends motored to Spartanburg Sunday afternoon to see Pearl's uncle, Mr. Will Plemmons, who is in the hospital there.

We are sorry Joe Capps had to be out of work due to the illness of his wife, but we are glad to hear she is improving.

Neta Burrell has been out sick for some time. We all wish her a speedy recovery and hope she will be back at work real soon.

We welcome Evelyn Dockery as a new weaver in No. 2 . Evelyn, we hope you will enjoy working with us.

We are certainly glad to see Walter Banks back working with us. Walter was working as a warp hauler before entering service. Walter, you were greatly missed while you were away.

Miss Pearl Price has as her recent dinner guests, Hattie and G. W. Starling and Chip Brown, from Winston-Salem, N. C.

Second shifters in No. 2. were sorry to see Roy Daniel leave them to go on the first shift but hope he will enjoy working on the first.

Thomas Williams just had to be off from work Halloween night to celebrate. Pee Wee, we all hope you really did have a jolly Halloween night.

We are glad to have George Burrell working with us again and hope he will stay with us

[Column 3] Theatre Guide

November 22, 1946 ''HOME SWEET HOMICIDE'' Starring Peggy Ann Garner Randolph Scott

November 23, 1946 ''PARTNERS IN TIME'' Starring Lum and Abner

November 25, 1946 ''TILL THE END OF TIME'' Starring Dorothy McGuire Robert Mitchum

November 29, 1946 ''FAITHFUL IN MY FASHION'' Donna Reed Tom Drake Edward Everett Horton

November 30, 1946 ''BIG SLEEP'' Starring Humphrey Bogart Lauren Bacall

December 2, 1946 ''THE GREEN YEARS'' Starring Charles Coburn Dean Stockwell Tom Drake

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Mr. and Mrs. Tom Landreth, of Greenville, and Mr. and Mrs. John Dillard were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Lindsay at a delicious chicken supper on Friday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Cagle Cox and Will were visitors of Mr. and Mrs. S. K. Ryan in Greenville on Sunday. Mrs. Ryan is Mrs. Cox's sister.

Rev. S. A. Phillips, of Toccoa, Ga., was a recent visitor in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Billie Phillips.

The Y. W. A. of Slater Baptist Church met with Ruth Campbell Monday night.

Mr. James Barnett spent a week in Luray, Va. While there he visited the Luray Cavern and returned by Washington, D. C.

Mrs. Bessie Robinson spent Wednesday in Asheville, N. C.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Julian and children and Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Hawkins spent last week-end in Red Springs, N. C. with Mr. and Mrs. ''Speed'' Maxwell.

Ralph Tripp has recently returned from Greensboro, N. C. and is visiting with relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Reynolds attended the circus in Greenville Monday.

Mr. James Guest and friends viisted in Rock Hill, S. C. Sunday afternoon.

Mrs. Delia Miller and Miss

a long time.

Mrs. Bernice Foster is very happy now as her son, Earl Foster, was recently discharged from service and has returned home.

James Allison has been out sick for several days. We hope he will be back real soon.

We were sorry to lose Billy Barnett, one of our sweepers on second shift in No. 2. He was recently transferred to the third shift.


Just a word of thanks and commendation to you, our library patrons, for the fine spirit you are showing by donating to the library your own books which you have read and enjoyed. These book donations are greatly appreciated, not only because they give out readers access to a greater number of books, but also because they show your interest in the library and those who patronize it. Remember that we thank you both for your thoughfulness and for the books which you give.

Speaking of book donations let us tell you about a book which Clara Veal, member of the Thursday Afternoon Story Hour Group, has given to the library. It is entitled ''The Little Boy Who Ran Away,'' and is written on the pre-primer level. This little book is one of the most colorful, attractive numbers you can imagine, and is sure to catch the eye of any tiny tot who sees it. In behalf of all the children who will enjoy this book, we say ''Thank you, Clara; it was thoughtful of you to remember us by donating one of your very prettiest books.'' Clara is the daughter of Mrs. Estelle Veal and a granddaughter of Mr. Thomas C. Veal, well known Slater resident.

Freida and Barbara Ann Thornton have remembered the library by donating two ''western'' magazines. These girls have made other book donations in the past, and we thank them for keeping the library constantly in mind. Both Freida and Barbara Ann are members of the Girls' Library Club and are daughters of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Thornton.

Early this month, the Girls' Library Club began a most interesting project. The unit centers around Thanksgiving, tracing the observance of this holiday from its origin down to the present time. To make the work more interesting, each girl is making a booklet which will include pictures and material concerning Indians, Pilgrims, Thanksgiving foods, customs, etc. This project will be concluded at the last club meeting in November and will be climaxed by a social period, at which time refreshment appropriate for the Thanksgiving season will be served. The girls, very enthusiastic about their club activities, had 16 members present at the regular meeting last week.

Several people have already contacted the library for special Christmas material appropriate the Christmas season. The library had quite a bit of this material on hand, and has already supplied some of the demands. However, additional

Ruth Campbell spent four days in Shelbyr recently with Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Campbell. While there they attended a meeting of the Baptist Association of N. C.

Third shift employees welcome Paul B. Epps as assistant Commissary clerk.

[Column 5] Shower Honors Mrs. Edna Newton

One of the most outstanding social events of the fall season was the miscellaneous shower given on November 2 in honor of Mrs. Edna Earle Bates Newton at the home of Mrs. Lawrence Foster.

A host of friends presented Mrs. Newton a large number of lovely and useful gifts. During the social hour the hostesses, Mrs. Foster and daughter, served delicious refreshments. Mrs. W. C. Brown, of Dacusville, was in charge of the entertainment. The plans for this occasion were most distinctively carried out and everyone spent a very enjoyable evening.

Mrs. Newton's marriage took place October 5, 1946 at Shiloh Baptist Church in the presence of a large assemblage of friends and relatives. She is a former employee of the Slater plant and has a wide circle of friends throughout this section.

material has been ordered, and should reach the library some time before Thanksgiving. This order includes material suitable for children of the primary, intermediate, and teen age groups. For the adults, we have a number of sample copies of plays from which a selection can be made. Anyone desiring this special material is invited to come to the library and select that best suited to his particular program needs. The librarian will be glad to assist in selecting material for special programs of this nature.

Are you planning a Thanksgiving or Christmas party? The library has books which will give you pointers on games, decorations, and refreshments.

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House of Representatives; and J. H. Barnett, Superintendent of the Slater-Maritta School.

The entire occasion was simply another evidence of the interest Commander H. N. Slater has always shown in the development of the Slater Community since it was first established in 1927. It is likewise conclusive proof that the fine spirit of cooperation which has always existed at Slater between employees and management, will be continued under the new corporate set-up whereby Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc. becomes a part of the J. P. Stevens & Company. Inc. group of mills. All of the officials of the Company are proud of the fact that they were able to make this substantial donation to the local school district. Larger donations, of course, have been made to colleges and universitites, but this is undoubtedly one of the largest gifts ever to be made to a public school district in the history of this state.

The Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc. for the past three years, has donated $5,000 annually to the support of the local school, the money being used to employ two teachers outright and to supplement the salaries of others. It also con(Con't. on page 4, col. 1)

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Page Four; THE SLATER NEWS; November 22, 1946

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William Lybrand Is Book Donor

Mr. William M. Lybrand, Jr. recently donated seventeen books to The Slater Library. These volumes, touching a variety of subjects, will prove especialy helpful to the students who use the community library, and to other readers with specific reading tastes.

Six of the books given by Mr. Lybrand are written by O. Henry, famous writer of short stories. The titles included in this O. Henry collection are ''The Gentle Grafter,'' ''Options,'' ''Cabbages and Kings,'' ''Rolling Stones,'' ''Whirligigs,'' and ''The Trimmed Lamp.'' O. Henry's stories are constantly in demand by teachers and students of literature, and it is hoped that the local school will use these collections freely.

Another one of the books donated by Mr. Lybrand is the famous Robert Louis Stevenson volume, ''Kidnapped.'' This classic is a favorite among juvenile readers, and will eb enthusiastically welcomed by the older memebrs of the Boys' Library Club.

The other ten books given by Mr. Lybrand are a part of a series known as ''The World's Greatest Books.'' These volumes deal with such subjects as Poetry and Drama, Science, Modern History, Ancient and Medieval History, Religion and Philosophy, Miscellaneous Literature, and Travel and Adventure.

Mr. Lybrand is a veteran of World War II, and is an employee of Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc. At the present time, he is enrolled as a veteran trainee in the Weaving Department of our plant.

In behalf of all the readers who will use these books, the librarian expresses appreciation to Mr. Lybrand for donating this collection to the library.

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tributes substantially to the milk fund of the local school, which provides wholesome milk to each pupil each day at a nominal cost. The Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc. also is allowing the school to use three classrooms in Slater Hall, the recreational building of the Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Considering the fact that approximately 76 percent of the taxes paid in School District 12-B, which is the Slater-Marietta School District, are borne by the Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc., it can be seen that Slater officials are doing everything in their power to provide local children with the best educational advantages possible.

Trustees of the Slater-Marietta School District are: J. A. White, Chairman; Robert H. Atkinson, Secretary; and D. P. Bates.

Don Herold: Methods of locomotion have improved greatly in recent years, but places to go remain about the same.

What is war but a surface cancer indicating civilization's inner illness?

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[Picture spans column 2-3] Above ar shown the group on the stage at Slater Hall when the announcement of the Company's donation to the Slater-Marietta School was made public. Those in the picture are (from the left to right): J. H. Barnett, Superintendent of the Slater-Marietta School; Frank A. Cook, Director of Indusrtial Relations of Greensboro, N. C.; Joseph R. Bryson, Congressman; Frank G. Hambeln, President of the Greenville and Northern Railroad Company; James Lybrand, Jr., Assistant Treasurer of the Slater Company; J. A. White, Plant Manager of the Slater Company; Leroy Anderson, member of the General Assembly; Charles A. Rice, member of the General Assembly; J. F. Whatley, County Supertintendent of Education; Walter Pickell, school architect; J. Harvey Cleveland former member of the General Assembly; Reverend J. M. Dean, pastor of the Slater Church of God; Reverend Charles T. Thompson, pastor of the Slater Baptist Church; and Robert H. Atkinson, Industrial Relations Manager of the Slater Company and member of the Board of Trustees of the Slater-Marietta School.


Miss Elizabeth Ammons recently spent the week-end in Pauline, S. C., as the guest of her brother-in-law and sister, Rev. and Mrs. C. L. Chandler.

Miss Clarissa Camden and Miss Dot Batson attended a hamburger supper at Blythe Shoals Recreation Hall Friday night.

Miss Mary Stone had as her guest last Sunday, Miss Frances Miller, of Winthrop College, Rock Hill, S. C.

Miss Frances Coleman, bride of November 16, was presented last week a pressure cooker and steamer frying pan by the girls of the main office.

Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Acree had as their guest last week-end, Mr. Acree's brother, Lt. P. W. Acree, of the Naval Medical Corps of Jacksonville, Fla.

Mr. W. M. Sutton, Production Manager, has accepted a position in our Greensboro Office as the assistant to Mr. J. A. Lybrand in planning and production. He will assume his duties the first of December.

Mrs. Connie Henderson, along with friends, spent a a pleasant week-end in Charlotte, N. C.

Miss Elizabeth Ammons had as a recent week-end guest, her aunt, Mrs. Mamie McFadden, of Greenville.


If you would like to have a nice fat turkey for Thanksgiving, see Mr. Garvin Albright on Talley Bridge Road or Mrs. Elizabeth Albright in the Preparation Department.

So many times the solution to men's problems are so simple, they stumble all over their feet in search of the solution they are standing on.

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A wedding of much interest to the people of Slater and Greenville County took place on Sunday afternoon November 3, at 3:00 o'clock when Miss Nell Maxine Brown became the bride of Mr. Barney E. Dewease, Jr.

The ceremony was held at Slater Baptist Church where the vows were spoken beneath an arch hung with wedding bells, flanked by seven-branched candelabra amid a setting of white chrysanthemums, fern and ivy.

The Rev. C. T. Thompson, pastor of Slater Baptist Church, officiated, and nuptial music was rendered by Mrs. W. W. Stephenson, pianist, and Mrs. H. B. Gosnell and Miss Patricia Summey, soloists.

The ushers were Pearl Ledford and Guilford Dodson.

The candles were lighted by Buddy Brown and Earl Moore, Jr., brother and cousin of the bride.

The groom had for his best man his uncle, Mr. Allison Hathaway, of Pageland, S. C.

The bride's matron-of-honor was her sister, Mrs. Claude Jones, who wore a gown of pink ribbon taffeta and carried a bouquet of yellow rosebuds.

The bridesmaids were Miss Mary Ann Cunningham and Miss Kathleen Henson. Their gowns were aqua and salmoncolored brocaded taffeta and their bouquets were pink carnations.

The bride entered with her father, the Rev. B. B. Brown, who gave her in marriage. She wore a gown of white English lace over white satin, and her finger-tip veil of English net was caught with a coronet of orange blossoms. She carried a white prayer book topped with a purple orchid and showered with white satin stream-

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Card of Thanks

Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Belt, of Route No. 2, Marietta, S. C., wish to express their sincere appreciation to employees of Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc. who contributed to the generous donation presented them recently.

Mrs. Belt is a former employee of the quilling department, and Mr. Belt formerly worked with the shop force as a fireman and watchman. Both of them have been out from work for several months due to illness.

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''Dancing Saints,'' and the librarian invites them to come to the library for this book at their convenience.

The librarian also wishes to publicaly thank Mrs. Williams for her kindness in giving these books to the library. Such thoughtfulness on the part of library patrons is greatly appreciated.

ers. Her only ornament was a ring that had belonged to her great-grandmother.

A reception was held at the home of the bride's parents immediately following the ceremony. Later the couple left for a wedding trip to Lookout Mountian.

Mrs. Dewease is the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. B. B. Brown of Slater. She graduated from Slater-Marietta High School with the class of '44. Upon her graduation, she was awarded medals in several subjects and a scholarship to Furman University.

Mr. Dewease is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Barney E. Dewease, Sr. of Slater. He was recently discharged from the Navy after two and one-half years of service.

The young couple are now at home at 207 Butler Avenue, Greenville.

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Mr. and Mrs. John Waymon Eades, of Dacusville, announce the birth of a son at the Wood Memorial Clinic on November 6. The baby weighed 8 lb. 15 oz. at birth.

Mrs. Eades is the former Miss Ruth Grant.

Mr. Eades is engaged in farming in the Dacusville section.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred P. Styles, of Travelers Rest, are receiving congratulations on the arrival of a son, James Wright Styles, at the Wood Memorial Clinic on November 8. At birth the baby weighed 7 lb.

Mrs. Styles is the former Miss Vivian Wright.

Mr. Styles is an employee of the Southern Bleachery.

Mr. and Mrs. Quinton Reece announce the birth of a son, Marvin Leroy, on November 6.

Mrs. Reece is the former Miss Geneva Alexander.

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and girls tested their skill in dart throwing. Two delicious cakes, made by the senior girls, were awarded to winners of two cake walks.

At the climax of this gala evening, ''Polly'' Conner was crowned ''Halloween Queen'' and presented with a box of chocolates, a strand of pearls, and a bouquet of chrysanthemums. Runner-up Ann Williams crowned the queen. Participants in this contest for queen were elected from each home-room, and those in the contest were as follows: Josephine Story and Helen Conner, 7th grade; Ann Williams, 8th grade; Polly Conner and Eva Jean Chapman, 9th grade; Nancy Ervin, 10th grade; and Ruth Gossett, 11th grade.

Hot dogs, popcorn, peanuts, candy, and soft drinks were sold during the carnival.

The following stores made donations to the carnival: Slater Dixie Store, Burns' Grocery Store at Marietta, P. L. Surratt's Grocery Store at Marietta, and W. T. Grant's store in Greenville. Mr. Ernest Bright contributed a bushel of apples to the carnival. Also advertising was done through a special Halloween edition of ''The Narrator,'' the school paper, and advertisements were sold to the following concerns: Jarrard Hardware Co., Inc., P. D. Jarrard & Son, Marietta Shoe Shop, Slater Community Drug Store & Cafe, Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc, P. L. Surratt Grocery, Slater Beauty Shoppe, and several Greenville firms.

The members of the faculty were also helpful in helping the seniors to present such a nice carnival.

Two things a man should never be angry at: what he can help, and what he cannot help.

In Arabia, it is considered a breach of etiquette to display the soles of your feet to your neighbors.

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V. 4 No. 21 - The Slater News

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PERFECTION IN TEXTILES-A SLATER FAMILY TRADITION SINCE 1790 THE SLATER NEWS Old Slater Mill PAWTUCKET, R.I. EST. 1790 Vol. 4 Slater, S. C., November 7, 1946 No.19 Slater Mill SLATER, SO. CAROLINA 1943 Slater-Marietta Football Eleven Doing Well In Its First Season The football team representing the Slater-Marietta High School defeated the strong Roebuck High SChool eleven on the Roebuck field Tuesday, October 29, by the score of 28 to 0. The entire Slater-Marietta team played good ball, both offensively and defensively. Wofford was the star of the losers.

To date, the Slater-Marietta team has a fair record. This includes a scoreless tie with Duncan, a loss to Welcome, and a 6-6 tie with the strong "B" team of Greer.

On Friday, November 1, the team goes to Greenville where they will play the "B" eleven of the Greenville High School. Coach Woodruff of the local lads is hoping his team can repeat what they did against Roebuck.

The football team this year is the first team the local school has had in its history. Coaching duties are under the direction of W.A. Woodruff, former University of South Carolina star and who also played on a Service eleven while in the Army. Coach Woodruff is to be commended on the fine work he is doing with the local boys, as he had to start from "scratch" and teach the candidates for the team all of the fundamentals of the game as well as molding them into a playing unit.

Uniforms for the team were purchased by the Slater Community Association and donated to the school.

Coach Woodruff is endeavoring to have a home game here (Cont. on page four, col. 2) --------------------------------------


Come to the Slater-Marietta High School Home Economics Department on Wednesday afternoons at 2:15 and learn to sew. If you can already sew and do not have a machine, come and use those in the department.

You may also come and use any equipment there, which includes large tables for cutting or sewing, sewing machine attachments, a pinking machine, a button hole attachment, curtain stretchers, pressure cookers, a water bath canner, stoves and many other useful and necessary articlles.

You are welcome any Wednesday afternoon, and Mrs. James N. Cleveland, II, the Home Economics teacher, will be there and will be glad to help you in any way.

Any woman or girl in the communities is welcome, so bring yourfriends and be there next Wednesday.


Announcement has been made by radio station WFBC, Greenville, S.C. that a new and interesing program, "Our Community," went on the air Sunday morning, October 27, frome 8:30 to 9:00, Eastern Standard Time.

"Our Community" features the outstanding radio personality, Grady Cole, who has a wide listener audience throughout many stated. Each Sunday morning he will tell his extraordinary storied of Southern personalities and people, and what has happened to them while at work and at play. Long a favorite with thousands of Southern families , Grady Cole's story-telling and homely philosophy are expected to brind new inspiration to the observance of the Sabbath.

Music on the program consists of sacred hymns, which is furnished by the Johnson Family singers (farther, mother, daughter and three sons). Farmers by trade, the Johnsons nevertheless take a keen delight in all types of musical entertainment, particulary the singing of hymns. (Con't. on page 2, col.2)

Funeral Rites Are Conducted For Mrs. Bates

This entire community was saddened to learn of the death of Mrs. Callie Godwin Bates, which occurred at the Bates home on Sunday, October 27.

Mrs. Bates had been seriously ill for several months, and her death did not come as a surprise to her friends, although it was sudden.

Mrs. Bates was a native of Georgia, having been born in Lowndes County, Georgia fifty years ago, but for the past twenty years she had been a resident of Greenville County.

Mrs. Bates was well known to a host of friends who regret her passing and who will miss her in the days to come. She was a member of the Slater Baptist Church of Slater and was interested in church work and all efforts for the improvement of her community.

She is survived by her husband, James A. Bates, and employee of the Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc., and also by her mother, Mrs. Mollie Geddins; three brothers, A.F., J.R., and Abb Godwin; one sister, Mrs. Lewis McNeace; two half brothers, O.K. Geddins and J. H. Jones; and one half sister, Mrs. Alethia Davis. (Con't. on page 3, col.3)

Brown And McClain Are Sentenced For Robberies Committed At Slater

[Column 4]

The Employment Office is holding payroll checks for a number of persons and is desirous of delivering them as soon as possible.

Persons named below can secure these checks by calling in person at the Employment Office here at Slater or by mailing a stamped, self-addressed envelope to the Employment Office, Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc., Slater, S.C., requesting the check.

The checks are for varying amounts; however , it would be worth anyone's time to get their check. The list is as follows:

Clarence Allison, Alvin Briggs, Ratha Burnett, Joe Charles Capps, Daisey E. Cox, J.C. Cox Arthur Downs, Joyce M. Edens, Aubrey T. Franklin, Doris Graham, Beulah G. Harrison, Russell J. Jefferies, Roscoe E. Moore, Jr., Jamie D. Owens, Cecil Patterson, Perry M. Rampey, Annie Ruth Robinson, Harold E, Robinson, Kirby Lee Starkey, Lewis Grant Tallent, and Lila Wood.

Also Viola Brown, James G. Cisson, Marion L. Cody, Lucille (Con't. on page 2, col.3)

[stretching acroos colum 2,3,4 photo] [photo is of road with trees on both sides] [under reads] The above scene is the first view the visitor to Slater has of this village. In the distance can be seen Slater Hall, which is located on the highest ground in the village. To the risht is the plant of the Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc., while to the left are the home of the residents of Slater. Visitors often remark about the beauty of this scene.

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Francis E. "Pete" Brown and Joe Clifford McClain were sentenced to three years each for the robbery they committed at Slater early in April of this year.

Brown was sentenced to three years for housebraking and larceny on one count of which he alone was indicted.

Brown and McClain pleaded guilty to two charges of housebreaking and larceny and were given concurrent sentences of three years each. Brown's sentences also are to run concurrently with that imposed in the case in which he was indicted alone.

Early in April, Brown and McClain entered the Community Drug Store and Cafe at Slater; also the office of the Community Association and the Emolyment Office at Slater. About $35.00 in cash was taken from the Cafe and Drug Store, and several articles, such as fountian pen, etc., were missing from the offices entered. Several payroll checks were taken from the Employment Office and later found on the Slater village, as wes the case with the notary seal of Allen Suttle, Employment Manager.

McClain was apprehended by officers the day following the robery, but it was not until the middle of October that Brown wae apprehended in Florida and returned to Greenville for trail.

Both men pleaded guilty to charges preferred against them

(Con't. on page 2, col. 2) _______________________________


The Junior Class of SlaterMarietta High School presented a chapel program entitled "Call It a Day" in the audotorium Friday, October 25. The program was enjoy by everyone present.

The cast was as follows: Dr. Culver, Charles Barnett; Mrs. Culver, Betty Bruce; Mrs. Brown, Vivian Camden; Mr. White, Alice Tally; Mrs. Blevins, Sarah Wylie; Mrs. Blue, Ruby Spencer; Mrs. Jones, Betty McCarson; Mrs. Frank, Madaline Robinson; Homer Howard, Marshall Revis; and Oakly Cheever, George Snipes.

This was the second chapel program in a series of programs to be given by each home room. A committee of students from each home room was chosen to select the chapel programs, which are the prepared and presented with the help and guidance of each home room teacher.

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V. 4 No. 34 - The Slater News

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Page Two


May 15, 1947

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

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, Louise Bagwell, Pearl Price, Ethel Clary, and Doris Jones.

Preparation Department: Jessie Vassey, Julie 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, and Doris F. Atkinson

EDITORIALS Social Security No Matter What Age You Die -

Here is something you want to tell your family: Under oldage and survivors insurance, survivors benefits are payable when you die - no matter at what age that happens.

That is something some workers' families don't understand. The wife and child of a living wage earner can't get benefits until the worker is 65 or over and stops work. But they can get survivors benefits when the worker die anytime, whether it is before he is 65 or after - provided he is insured at the time of his death. There may be monthly benefits, or just a lump sum, depending on who makes up the family. But almost always something is payable to an insured workers' family when he dies.

If the worker leaves no one immediately eligible for monthly benefits, a lump-sum death benefit is payable if a claim is filed within two years. This lump-sum goes to the widow, widower, child, grandchild, or parent in the order named. If the worker is survived by any such relative, the lump-sum may be paid to other relatives or friends in reimbursement for burial expenses.

So don't delay telling your family. You are building benefit rights for them. Make sure they know they can get their benefits when you are gone - no matter at what age death comes.

FOR SALE One fresh milch goat. Gives three quarts of milk per day. Price $15.00. See E. W. Bruce, Holiness Hill near Slater.


Art Linkletter says "people are funny." I too say that people are "funny," sometimes doing things the unsafe way.

What? You don't believe it? O.K., I'll prove it.

Look at all of the unsafe things people do which result in injuries.

You know something? People have more accidents than anybody. 'Sa fact!

For instance, take the fellow who grinds on an emery wheel without first putting on goggles. Or the mechanic who tries to remove a nut from a bolt with the wrong kind of tool. Accident? Most likely, but why?

How do lots of people lift things? With those big strong leg muscles? Oh, no! With their backs which nature intended to be used only to bend with. People moan with backache for ages. And big strong leg muscles get soft and flabby because they aren't used to lift with as nature intended.

Children who leave toys on sidewalks, skate on doorsteps, and fishing poles in front yards.

Boys who go around breaking bottles. Sure, it's fun to hit a bottle or glass jar with an airgun or sling shot - it goes p-in-g! That's lots of fun! In a pig's eye it is. A few weeks later it's summer time. Boys go barefooted and step on broken glass. That's fun too, I suppose!

But my-oh-my, how about the home owner who fails to replace that broken plank on his front steps? Or maybe the whole set of steps is so shaky it rocks in the wind. 'Twould be much simpler to fix the things than to post guards about to warn people to "watch out for that broken step!"

Any why not trim all the low hanging branches of trees? And remove trees when they present traffic hazards?

[Cartoon, spans the bottom of columns 2 and 3 of a barber giving a haircut] "JUST A SHINE!"


Everyone is happy to see Sallie Guestback at work in the Cloth Room after being out sick for quite some time. She was greatly missed while she was away.

Mrs. Estelle Kelly enjoyed visiting Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Walker of Liberty recently.

Mr. and Mrs. George Garland and family visited relatives in Johnson City, Elizabethtown, and Asheville for the week-end. They has a very enjoyable trip.

Everyone was sorry to learn that little Betty Ann Coggins, daughter of Mrs. Estelle Coggins, has broken her ankle. We hope that Betty Ann will soon be well again.

LOST One man's brown leather billfold with zipper containing $3.30 in cash and drivers' license with name Helen Virginia Mull. Lost in vicinity of Slater Cloth Shop on May 13. Finder may keep cash and return billfold and papers to Sarah Hannon Cooper, Weaving Department, first shift.

FOR SALE Two lots, 75 x 100 ft. Located on tar and gravel road on Holiness Hill. If interested, see E. W. Bruce, Holiness Hill.

And quit dumping garbage on vacant lots? That, my dear, is a very silly thing to do. Bad for your health, y'know.

Oh well, this column is long enough an Monday's wash is still not on the line.

"Open the back door, Richard, so I can carry this big heavy pan of wet clothes down those uneven steps."

"O-o-o-o! My foot slipped!" Sloppy house shoes, not even fastened - uneven steps - big pan piled too high with wet clothes. F-A-L-L! "See what I mean?

People are "funny."

[Column 4] PREPARATION DEPARTMENT N-E-W-S Mary Brooks had as her supper guests Sunday night, Mr. and Mrs. Buford Bellamy and children,, Mildred Brooks, and Mrs. Addie Belle Brooks of Danielsville, Ga.

We all miss Paul Jones and Mrs. Glen Wilson, who are out sick. We hope they will be back at work soon.

Frances Hall and Mrs. Sloan Duncan gave a miscellaneous shower honoring Mrs. Raymond Cox recently. She received many nice and useful gifts and wishes to thank all the second shift girls for the git they gave her.

Mrs. Norma Bowles and family had supper with her uncle, Mr. J.K. Masters, at Pickens Sunday night.

We welcome Mary Harrill as a quiller hand on the second shift and hope she will enjoy her work here.

We are also glad to have Ben Gilstrap back with us.

Mary Hightower recently enjoyed a visit with her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Pittman, of Charlestown, S. C.

All the second shift girls are glad to have Maxilee Keisler back with them. "Mac" has been away for some time.

Mrs. Norma Bowles enjoyed having dinner with her daughter, Lorraine, at Furman University Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Jess Hughes visited in Belton over the weekend.

Mrs. Billie Phillips and son, Donnie, and Capt. Charles H. Brown were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hunt of Seneca Saturday night.

Mr. and Mrs. Laten Greene and children spent the weekend in Asheville.

Mr. Paul Foster and Mr. Billie Phillips made a business trip to Philadelphia this week-end.

Misses Lila Arma and Margaret Armstrong spent the week-end at Slater with Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Arms.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hargrove visited Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Hargrove in Greenville Sunday.

Mrs. Brucie Hamilton visited her daughter, Mrs. Lonnie Newcomb, and family in South Boston, Va. last week.

Mrs. Lessie Bowers had as her guest last week, her sister, Mrs. O. M. Hinson of Charlotte.

Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Hawkins of Greenville visited Mr. and Mrs. H. Lloyd Simpson on Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. George Beshere and Mr. Saggi of Charleston are visiting Mrs. Beshere's brother, Mr. Clyde Tilley, and family.

We are glad to see Pansy Bowers back at work. She was out quite a while due to a recent illness.

John Martin and daughters, Sara John and Elizabeth, were the overnight guests of Mr. and Mrs. Sloan Tate of Ebenezer.

Sadie Brady and family were proud to have her brother home from the Army recently. He has been serving as a military police in Japan.

Mrs. Pansy Bowers had as her dinner guest last Wednesday, Mrs. Jewell Brooks from Royston, Ga.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Coleman and Sarah attended the Operetta at Travelers Rest School Thursday night.

HUMOROUS STUNT (con't. from page 1, col. 4)

ginning with the heart, the patient jumped up and "kicked the bucket."

Characters for the program were as follows: Doctor, Jesse White; patient, Bobby Joe Sprous; nurses, Bobby Jean Shirley, Faye Garland, and Martha Epps; doctor's assistans, J. H. Bowles, Bill McCarson; other patients, Reid Drury, Joan Mullinax, Dean Vickers, Louie Wallace, Betty Jean Guest, and Bobby Jo Talley.

Other pupils who helped with the mateirals, stage scenery, etc. were: Herbert Farthing, announcer, and Thomas Cox, Gene Addington, Bill Duncan, Donald Lane, Edward Talley, Doumis Chapman, Helen Conner, Bobby Johnson, Elaine Foster, Martha Epps, Weldon Gosnell, Ralph Johnson, and Betty Ruth Moody.

COMMENCEMENT (con't. from page 1, col. 5)

Diplomas and other awards of merit will be presented at the commencement exercises on May 27.

Members of the graduating class are: Fannie Mae Burton, Selma Jean Cole, Dulcie Marie Cooper, Gene Guest Cox, Fay Ellen Dean, Walter Ray Dean, Mary Elizabeth Dodson, Lettie Ruth Gossett, Russell Trescott Hampton, Doris Janette Hargrove, Nelson E. Hughes, Jr., Colon P. Hunter, Jr., Harold Thomas Knight, Cleo Myrtle Lathan, Ruth Laws, Roy M. Lybrand, Lucy Mae McDonald, Barbara Ada McMullan, Virginia Faye Masters, James Ansel Pierce, Jr., Helen Frances Poole, Christine Reynolds, Kathleen Reynolds, Mary Betty Roberson, Kathryn Sanders, Mildred Faye Shelton, Paul Edward Shirley, Inez McGrew Turner, and Thomas Franklin Williams.


[cartoon depicting man driving a coffin stating "convertible model for postwar speeders"] "TAKE IT EASY"

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May 15, 1947


Page Three

[Column 1]


When you drive your car into a gas station you expect the attendant to check the oil, water, tires and battery and even clean the windshield. When any minor noise in the engine appears, you rush your auto to a mechanic to find out if it is serious.

That's the way most Americans treat their automobiles.

But how much consideration do they give the human body, a much more complicated structure than the automobile? Do they rush to the body mechanic, the doctor, when a little annoyance appears? Do they have a complete overhaul job once a year?

The answer is no. One of the tragic and astounding results of this lack of concern over personal health is the terrible death toll from cancer which claims the lives of 175,000 Americans every year. Early discovery of the disease (Possible through regular medical examinations) could save from 30 to 50 per cent of these lives.

If you will give your self even a little of the same attention you pay your auto, you might well escape being included in this toll of cancer dead. Here are two things you can do to avoid the ravages of cancer:

1. Be on guard against the early signs of cancer which are listed below.

2. Have a complete medical examination at least once a year. See your doctor!

Watch for these signs. They might save your life!

- Any sore that does not heal, particularly about the tongue, mouth or lips.

- A painless lump or thickening, especially in the breast, lip or tongue.

- A bloody discharge from any of the natural body openings.

- Progressive change in the color or size of a wart, mole or birthmark.

- Persistent indigestion.

- Persistent hoarseness, unexplained cough or difficulty in swallowing.

- Any radical change in the normal bowel habits.

THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY 350 Fifth Avenue New York 1, New York


Young Folks Club (Con't. from page 1, col. 3)

rounding communities to come over and join the club and help to make it a big success. The club has big plans for the summer season, so be sure to get in on the fun!

[Column 2]


In the Slater-Marietta Grammar School expression contest, which was held in the auditorium on Friday, April 25, June Pridmore won first place. Her reading was entitled "Victory for the Dentist." June, who is a member of the sixth grade in the Slater-Marietta Grammar School, is the daugher of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Pridmore of Marietta.

Other girls who took part in the contest were Joan Farmer and Betty Garrett. Joan's reading was "Junior Takes Castor Oil," while Betty gave "She Wanted A Cat." These girls are also to be commended on their good work.


DISTRICT VOTES (Con't. from page 1, col. 1)

The proposed increase in millage means that for every $100 of assessed taxable property, the amount to be raised will be $1.50. This is not to be confused with the actual value, as the tax assessed value is only about 8 percent of the real or true value of property.

Each citizen should be glad to contribute this small amount to better the educational facilities of their children, so go to the poles on May 26 and cast your ballot on behalf of the school children.


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

tions have been dontaed by F. J. These are as follows: "Army Widow," (Saxon), "Satan Comes Acress," (Barley), "We Are Not Alone," (Hilton, "The Devil To Pay," (Ellery Queen), "The Greene Murder Case," (Van Dine), "Death In A White TIe," (Marsh), "The Circular Staircase," (Rinehart), "While The Patient Slept," (Eberhart), "Microbe Hunters," (de Kruif), "Escape," (Vance), "The Man Who Came to Dinner," (Kaufman and Hart), "The House of Exile," (Waln), "Hugger-Mugger in the Louvre," (Paul), "Singing Guns," (Brand), and "The Spirit of the Border," (Grey).

F. J. is an employee of the Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc. and is assistant to the Production Manager. The librarian wishes to thank him for this large number of books which he has given to the library. They will be thoroughly enjoyed by many readers.


"It is better to lose a minute in avoiding a possible accident than a month in nursing an injury." - Textile Safety.

- Teachers are not just people earning a living; they are the architects of our future in a land of freedom of opportunity. - Ivey F. Lewis, "Madison Quarterly."

[Column 3]


MAY 17, 1947 "RUE MADELEINE" Starring: James Cagney Annabella Frank Latimore

MAY 19, 1947 "TWO SMART PEOPLE" Starring: Lucille Ball John Hodiak

MAY 23, 1947 "HIT PARAFE OF 1947" Starring: Eddie Albert Constance Moore Joan Edwards

MAY 24, 1947 "DANGEROUS MILLION" Starring: Kent Taylor Tala Birell Leonard Strong

MAY 26, 1947 "FABULOUS SUZANNE" Starring: Barbara Britton Rudy Valee



1. Can you identify the following first lines? a. "Twas brillig, and the slithy toves" b. "Whan that Aprille with his shoures soote" c. "Miya sama, miya sama"

2. Who wrote the poem immortalizing baseball's great "Tinkers to Evers to Chance?"

3. Who wrote "Casey at the Bat"?

4. What do the following Latin expressions mean? a. habeas corpus b. nobleasse oblige c. nota bene

5. Who wrote the follwoing books of childhood? a. Peter Pan and Wendy b. Treasure Island c. The Three Musketeers

6. Do you know what is the original meaning of these words? a. library b. survey c. medal


1. a Jabberwocky from Lewis Carroll's "Through the Looking-Glass." b. Introduction to Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales." c. Song of the Mikado's Troops from Gilbert & Sullivan's "Mikado."

2. Franklin P. Adams.

3. Ernest L. Thayer.

4. a. (that) you have the body. b. nobility obligates (nobility is obligated to show noble and generous behavior associated with the high rank or birth.) c. note particularly; take notice.

5. a. James Barrie b. Robert Lewis Stevenson c. Alexander Dumas.

6. a. from librarie, meaning bookseller's store in French. b. from the old French surveoir meaning to over see. c. from the Latin, Metallum, meaning metal.


Honor exists but for the honorable. - Comtesse Diane.

[Column 4]


Only one pound of waste fat makes six bars of laundry soap!

To give beets added zest, thicken leftover sweet pickles juice with a little cornstarch and simmer with the beets.

There is a new iron being advertised which has no cord to get tangled up or be pulled out of a wall socket. The iron heats on an electric "plate" which is attached to the socket by a cord. The iron itself has a sponge-like metal base to retain the heat.

Rather than suffer the unnerving jangle of an alarm bell when you wake up in the morning, why not buy yourself one of those bedside clock-radios. By setting the clock, you automatically set the radio for your pet early morning program.

One company we know of has put on the market a prepared pie mixture. There is enough dough in the box for a twocrusted pie - all you do is roll it out. The apples are already spiced and puffed up, requiring only 1/2 cup of sugar from you. Tey say 'tis foolproof.

If your refrigeratyor is often cluttered up with leftover lettuce, carrots and so forth, ten cent stores and department stores carry plastic or oiled silk bags for the sole purpose of consolidating these leftover foods.

Moths consider the felt in pianos a very tasty dish. You can keep them out by placing a piece of gum camphor inside the piano case. This is especially helpful when you close up the house for any lenght of time. Lumps of camphor in trunks or drawers will also discourage mice.

Stretching whipped cream can be done in this way. Put a ripe banana through a potato ricer, add juice of 1/2 lemon, a teaspoon of powdered sugar, a pinch of salt. Then fold in the white of an egg beaten stiff. Set in the refrigerator to chill, and when it's to be used, add to it what cream you have. Then whip the whole concoction again, being sure that both whipping bowl and beaters are cold. Use it like ordinary whipped cream on puddings, gelatin or layer cake.

When baking a cake, if it seems to brown too quickly, reduce the heat and cover with a light brown paper. Baking can then continue, but the cake won't brown anymore.



The Slater Community Association recently purchased for the library a record player to be used in connection with the children's club work. A good supply of records suitable for the different age groups has al(con't. on p3, col. 5)

[Column 5]


We congratulate the following new library members and wish for them many happy horus of reading:

Mrs. T. R. Williams Mrs. Williams recently moved to Marietta and we are happy to have her find her way to the library so soon after coming into the community.

Jimmy Davis Jimmy joined the Boys' Library Club, where he received a heart welcome from the other boys of the club. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Daivs of Marietta.

Walter Anderson Walter is another new member of hte Boys' Library Club. Walter attends the local school, and is in the fourth grade.

Mary Jane McMakin Mary Jane recently joined the Girls' Library Club. She is the daugher of Mr. and Mrs. "Bub" McMakin of Slater.

Inez Turner Inez attends the Slater-Marietta High School where she is a member of the senior calss.

C. P. Hunter, Jr. C. P. is also a senior in the local high school. He is the son of Mrs. C. P. Hunter of Marietta.

Bobby Eldridge Bobby Eldridge is one of our new Story Hour members, which automatically makes him a library member too. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C .W. Eldridge. The Eldridge family recently moved to Slater where Mr. Eldridge is Plant Superintendent of the Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Many thanks to Dale McWhite for donating to the library a very attractive book called "Little Pig's Picnic.' Dale, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dalton McWhite, is a member of the Thursday Afternoon Story Hour group.

The Girls' Library Club welcomes Diane Barnes as a new member. Diane was a member of Story Hour at one time, but was unable to attend after she moved away from Slater. We are very glad to have her with us again, this time in the Girls' Club.

Members of the Boys' Club were very glad to have J. B. Norris join them at a recent meeting. J. B. is not a new library member, but he is a new Boys' Club member. We are always glad to have the Marietta boys and girls join the library clubs, and we invite all of them to participate in the club work.


(con't. from p3, col. 4) so been bought; these recordings feature music and stories.

The librarian states that the children are receiving the recorded stories and music with a great deal of enthusiasm. Since these recordings are educational as well as entertaining, they can be used to a great advantage, and are being given a place on almost every club program.

All children, ages 3-12, are urged to join one of the library clubs and hear these recordings as they are played at the regular club meetings.

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[Column 1]


Mr. and Mrs. Perry Rampey are the proud parents of a daughter born at the Greenville General Hospital on April 22. The little girl, who has been named Patricia Ann, weighed 6 lb. 14 oz. at birth.

Mrs. Rampey is the former Miss Geneva McJunkin of Pickens.

Mr. Rampey is employed in the Weaving Department of the Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc.


Mr. and Mrs. Louis Tankersley announce the arrival of a son at the Wood Memorial Clinic on May 2.

Mrs. Tankersley is the former Miss Agnes Dunn.

Mr. Tankersley is an employee of the Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc.


Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Bruton announce the arrival of a daughter, Thresa Jo, on April 29 at a Columbia hospital.

Mrs. Bruton was formerly employed in Weave Room No. 2 of Slater Manufactoring Co., Inc. and is a sister of Mr. Leslie Connor of Second Street, Slater.


Mr. and Mrs. Garnette Bagwell of 1306 Buncombe Street, Greenville announce the birth of a son, Michael David, at the Wood Memorial Clinic on April 22. The baby weighed 8 lb. 10 oz. at birth.

Mrs. Bagwell is the former Miss Clara Bridgeman of Travelers Rest.

Mr. Bagwell is employed by Mills Mill in Greenville.


Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Howard of Travelers Rest announce the marriage of their daughter, Hettie Genevieve, to James Walter Bridgeman of Greer.

The rites were held on April 19 at 12 o'clock noon, using the double ring ceremony. The Rev. S. W. Jolly, the bridegroom's pastor and life long friend of the bridge, performed the ceremony, before a small group of friends and relatives.

The bride wore a white tropical wool suit with a white blouse and black accessories. Her corsage was of white nad red carnations. Her only ornament was a pin which was worn by her mother at her wedding.

Following the ceremony, the couple left for a short wedding trip.

Mrs. Bridgeman received her education in the Travelers Rest High School and North Greenville Junior College. At the present, she is employed in the Cloth Room of the Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Mr. Bridgeman is the son of Mrs. Ollie Bridgeman and the late Mr. R. Henry Bridgeman of Greer. He is a graduate of the Taylors High School and is employed at the Southern Bleachery and Print Works at Taylors. He served for 26 months with the Navy, 21 of these being served in the Southwest Pacific area.

At present, the young couple are making their home with the bride's parents at Travelers Rest.


Miss Louise Evelyn, daughter of Mrs. Connie Hall and the late Mr. Clyde E. Hall, and Raymond Huston Cox, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dexter Cox, were united in marriage on March 22 at 3 o'clock at the home of the bride's uncle, the Rev. W. P. Hall, of Anderson, S. C. The double ring ceremony was used, and the only attendant was Miss Frances Hall, the sister of the bride.

The bride chose for her weddeing a white wool suit and light blue blouse, with which she wore brown accessories. Her corsage was red rosebuds and her only ornament was a lavaliere which was worn by her mother at her wedding.

Following the ceremony, the couple left for a wedding trip to Asheville and through the Smoky Mountains.

The bride received her education at Mountain View School and is now employed at Slater Manufactoring Co., Inc.

Mr. Cox is a graduate of Travelers Rest High School and is an employee of the Southern Bleachery and Print Works at Taylors.

The couple is now residing at at Locust Hill near Travelers Rest.


Three-fourths of the habitable globe is in the hands of six nations. The other quarter is divided among the remaining sixty-odd countries. All told, there is only 57,000,000 square miles of earth, good, bad and indifferent. Of that, the British control 13,172,000 square miles, or approximately one quarter. The second largest landholder is the Soviet Union, with 8,144,000 square miles - about one-seventh of the total. France ranks third with nearly 5,000,000 square miles, and China is fourth with some 4,250,- 000. Brazil comes fifth and the United States last, each with something like 3,000,000.


A former Sultan of Zanzibar decided to destory every tree on the island which was of no use. In place of each one that was cut down, he planted a tree that was of value for its fruit, its timber, or its beauty. The results is that today, in Zanzibar, one does not buy fruit but pays a fruit wallah five rupes (about $1.80) a month to keep the household supplied. And so widespread is the growing of spices, especially cloves, that if the wind is blowing off the island, one gets a delightful odor of spices for many miles at sea, long before the island itself is visible.


For 22 years, a store in Waller, Texas has sold merchandise at exactly cost price - and has prospered. Over the entrance are the words: "God's Mercy Store." AS placard informs the customer concerning the creed of the store: "All goods are sold to you at cost, nothing added as profit to the store. The store is kept by free-will offerings. Anything you add to your purchase is received as thanks." Near the door is a box in which [article ends]

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On April 22, members of the Slater-Marietta Junior Homemakers' Association were very fortunate in having Miss Ruby Lnagston, a nurse from the Public Health Department, as their guest speaker at a recent meeting.

In her talk Miss Langston explained why it is important to take shots for typhoid fever, smallpox, diptheria, and whooping cough. She also told something of the origin and history of the smallpox shot.

Mildred Shelton, president of the Association, presided over the meeting, and the devotional was given by Betty Bruce. Alice Talley led the group in prayer.

Mrs. James N. Cleveland sponsor of the club, and Polly Connor, local representative to the State J. H. A. meeting, reported that they had a wonderful time at Winthrop College April 18 and 19.

Later in the meeting, Harriette Talley was presented a certificate for her excellenet Home Project.

All of the members enjoyed this meeting very much, especially the interesting and instructive talk by Miss Langston. The girls are very proud of the progress the local Junior Homemakers' Association has made this year, but are planning to have an even better J. H. A. next year.


Vivian Hughes, representing the Slater-Marietta Elementary School, won third place in the District Spelling Bee held on Saturday morning. April 19, 1947, at the Junior High School in Greenville, S.C.

Miss Hughes competed with thirty-five spellers representing the various schools in Greenville County, and the honor of winning third place was a signal honor for the contestant and the local school.

Vivian is a member of the eighth grade of the SlaterMarietta School and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N. E. Hughes of Route No. 1, Marietta, S.C.


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one may drop his offering. Many add as much as 20 percent and still come out ahead on their buying. Others give nothing; yet the proproetor is making a good living.


When Oliver Wendell Holmes was still on the Supreme Court bench, he and Justice Brandeis took walks every afternoon. On one of these occassions Holmes, then 92, paused to gaze in frank admiration at a beautiful young girl who passed them. He even turned to look at her as she continued down the street. Then, turning to Brandeis, he sighed: "Ah! What wouldn't I give to be seventy again!"


Courage is fear that has said its prayers. - This Week


The price of widsom is eternal thought. - Papyrus



Mr. F. J. Barnnon, Jr., of our Production Department, attended the Tapps Ball at Clemson recently.

Mrs. Thelma Bledsoe and daughter, Betty Claire, spent the week-end of April 26 in Spartanburg, while Mr. Bledsoe attended the Adult Training Camp for the Boy Scouts of Amreica at Camp Old Indian.

Miss Louise Booth has been enjoying the outdoors since spring has come. She attended a weiner roast at Blythe Shoals recently and also a picnic at Paris Mountain State Park.

Visiting in the home of Miss Elizabeth Ammons and mother for the week-end were the following guests: Mrs. L. W. Wood of Dunean, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Rogers and son of Greenville, and Mrs. Darrell Toby and children.

Miss Betty Foster spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Foster, of Woodruff.

Maxine Carter, Connie Henderson, and Jeanne Ernest attended a weiner roast at Paris Mountain State Park on a Saturday night recently.


In the past two weeks the Slater Baseball Nin has played two games, winning one and losing the other.

In the game on May 3 between Slater and Judson, played at Judson, Judson emerged the victor by a score of 3 to 1. Holliday, the Judson twirler, gave up 5 hits, while Bliss McCall of Slater gave up 8 hits. According to spectators, the game was a beautiful exhibition of the national pastime.

Bud McMakin, Slater center fielder, was the hitting star of the game, getting 3 out of 4 with one of them being a home run.

The box score of the JudsonSlater game is as follows:

Taylor, rf 4 0 1 0
Porter, ss 3 0 1 0
Petit, 2b 3 0 0 1
Lanford, cf 4 1 2 0
Campbell, lf 3 1 1 0
Owens, 1b 4 0 1 0
Hamilton, 3b 3 0 1 1
Duffie, c 3 0 0 0
Holliday, p 3 1 1 0
Totals 30 3 8 2
P. Ledford, lf 4 0 0 0
Cashion, c 3 0 1 0
A. Ledford, 2b 4 0 0 0
Wilson, 1b 4 0 0 0
McMakin, cf 4 1 3 0
Rampey* 1 0 0 0
Christopher, 3b 3 0 1 1
Lybrand, ss 3 0 0 0
McCall, p 3 0 0 0
Cox, rf 3 0 0 0
Totals 32 1 5 1
Judson - 000 - 000 - 12 - 3 Slater - 000 - 010 - 000-1


On May 10, the Slater team locked horns with Arial Mill at Easley, where Slater emerged the victor by a score of 10 to 2.

Manager Perry Rampey was on the mound for Slater and gave up his 9 hits but kept them well scattered, preventing the

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Arial boys from crossing the platter.

Every plater on the Slater team got at least 1 hit, but Bill Cashion, Slater catcher, was the slugging star with 2 doubles to his credit. Also receiving 2 hits for Slater was Bud McMakin, Slater center fielder and Manager Rampey.

The box score is as follows:

Arial AB R H E
James, 2b 4 0 0 1
Painter, cf 5 0 0 0
Stephens, 1b 4 0 1 0
McNeeley, rf 3 0 2 0
Crum, p 4 0 1 0
Vaughn, 3b 4 0 1 1
Houston, lf 4 1 1 0
Pitts, ss 4 1 3 0
Wilson, c 4 0 0 0
Totals 36 2 9 2
P. Ledford, lf 6 2 1 2
Dudley, 3b 2 3 1 1
A. Ledford, 2b 5 1 1 1
Cashion, c 5 2 2 0
McMakin, cf 4 1 2 0
Buchanan, 1b 5 1 1 1
Rampey 5 0 2 0
Lybrand, ss 5 0 1 0
Cox, rf 4 0 1 0
Totals 41 10 12 5
Arial - 000 - 000 - 101 - 2 Slater - 000 - 034 - 000 - 10


Character is not made in a crisis - it is only exhibited. - Dr. Rob't Freeman, "Houston Times"


Gossip is something that goes in one ear and comes out. - Mundy Smith, Woman's Home Companion.


It is studying that you do after your schools days that really counts. Otherwise you know only that which everyone else knows. - Henry L. Doherty, "Good Business."


Getting education is like getting measles: You have to be where measles is. - Abraham Flexner, quoted in "Liberty."


Whatever you think you are is the exact price that the other fellow will pay. - Silent Partner


A new type of cloth has been fabricated which "remembers" the way it originally was pressed. No matter how wrinkled or crushed it becomes, the plastictreated fabric will return to its original creases. - Everybody's Weekly.



The greatest secret of production - is saving waste?

The greatest mistake - is to resist change?

The greatest hazard toward progressive thinking - is prejudice?

The greatest comfort - is the knowledge that you are doing your job well?

The greatest play - is your work?

The greatest man - is the one who always does what he knows is right?

The greatest field for success - is probably right where you are?

- The Bulletin

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V. 4 No. 8 - The Slater News

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April 25, 1946

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


Robert H. Atkinson - Editor Cecil S. Ross - Asst. Editor


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

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.



"The War Department feels that every effort should be expended towards relief of suffering and starvation, not only for the sake of humanity, but also to enable us to decrease our Army of Occupation responsible for peace and order. If fodo riots and disturbances occur in the occupied terirtories we may have to call for additional troops," declared Secretary of War Robert P. Patterson in a statement accepting the Honorary Chairmanship of the Famine Emergency Commission.

In order to carry out the plan of supporting President Truman's nation-wide conservation program, the War Department announce the following actions have been taken:

1. Directives have been dispatched to impress all Army personnel with the gravity of the situation and enjoining the strictest economy and elimination of waste.

2. The European, Mediterranean and Pacific Theaters have been directed to conserve to the fullest indigenous resources and stockpiles.

3. A total of 1,216,568 cubic feet of freeze space and 902,120 cubic feet of chill space in refrigerator ships has been released by the Army during the months of January and February. In additoin, 1,115,400 cubic feet of freeze and 179,858 cubic feet of chill will be released next month.

4. To conserve critical wheat supplies, experiments are being made to determine the practicability of using 80 per cent extraction flour by the Army instead of the present commercial standard 68-72 per cent flour.

5. Efforts are being made to adjust the nutritional value of the Army ration to save maxi[con't in Column 2]

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In a few short weeks, another graduating class from our local school will don their caps and gowns and march sedately down the aisle.

They will sit just so upon the stage and gaze out over the audience of parents, relatives and friends as they listen to the advice, admonitions and warnings of some gifted speaker.

They will murmur a polite "thank you" as they receive their hard-earned diplomas.

They will accept hand shakes and congratulations from their classmates and acquaintances.

Some of them will go out to face life armed only with their high school diploma and a heart full of confidence.

Others of them will go to college to sit for four years more at the feet of learning. Here they will realize that all of their previous knowledge was mere foundation work and they are only now beginning to unlock education's door.

But Seniors - whether your classroom days end with this commencement or whether there are yet more years of classroom work for you - may your lives be full and rich and may happiness and success be your lot.

And may you never cease to seek after knowledge, for life itself is one vast school of experience, and the world is a classroom whose doors are never closed.


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mum food without adversely affecting the health and morale of the troops.

6. Emphasis is being places on the conversation of sugar. The elimination of sugar in the prepartion of stewed prunes has saved 56,000 pounds per months inthe United States alone.

7. Effective on February master menu the issue of bread was reduced from 15 pounds to 12 pounds per 100 men per meal, a reduction of 720,000 pounds monthly.

8. Stocks of subsistence at all prisoner of war camps have been ordered reduced to a minimum.

"Tighten-the-Belt Gardens" will be springing up in Army camps all over the world where soil conditions are favorable as a result of a directive issued to all commanders by the Army, which states:

"The War Departement recognizes the need and value of truck gardens at posts, camps and stations at this time when world-wide food conservation is required, and desires to cooperate to the fullest extent with the President's food conservation program. In addition to voluntary off-time recreation activity, Commanding Officers will utilize prison labor for gardening as a primary mission of rehabilitation.

"Equipment and tools or additional farm implements will be requistioned at those posts, camps and stations where the soil is suitable for gardening purposes and plots are of such size to provide for the growing of vegetables common to military requirements, such as potatoes, corn, green beans, tomatoes, beets, carrots and cucum [con't in Column 3]

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Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hester and family visited Mr. and Mrs. Ben Waddell and family, of Cherokee Falls, Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Troy Galloway and family visited Mr. Galloway's father, Mr. E. P. Galloway, of Brevard, N.C., recently.

Mr. and Mrs. George Garland had their weekend guest their nephew, Bud Garland, of Cleveland.

Mr. and Mrs. John Reaves and son attended a birthday dinner Sunday given in honor of Mrs. Reaves' grandmother, Mrs. Rachel Duncan, of Brandon.

We are sorry to learn that Mrs. Estelle Dixon has been out sick several days. She has been greatly missed, and we hope she will soon be back with us.

Pvt. Thurman Pace, a former employee of the Cloth Room, is now stationed at Camp Robinson, Ark.


TRAINING COURSES (Con't. from page 1, col. 3)

Since facilities for On-theJob training are limited, all who apply may not be admitted on the first enrollment, and persons not admitted the first time may find it necessary to wait for an enrollment in a second or third class.

For the informaton of those veterans who plan to enroll in On-the-Job training, the following quotation from the Service Men's Readjustment Act will be of interest:

"Section 1505 of the act contemplates that there will be deducted from any benefit in the nature of adjusted compensation (bonus) hereafter authorized by Congress any payments made to you or for you in connection with a course of education or training or a refresher or a retraining course received by you under Public Law 346."


LOCAL TEACHERS (Con't. from page 1, col. 4)

place in any suburb.

Act I. Was he a Burglar? Late afernoon in June.

Act II. A Human Butterfly. Nearly night.

Act III. Thieves and Bridegrooms. That night (as they say in the movies).


GIRL SCOUTS (Con't. from page 1, col. 3)

lunch was enjoyed. Pictures were made for scrapbooks, and afterwards games were played.

Those taking part in this hike were: Patricia Summey, Marion Brown, Mary Dodson, with Misses Loftis and Ferree as leaders.


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"Food so produced will be for the consumption of military personnel only, and not for sale to civilians. Commanding Officers will consult the local county agricultural agent for information relative to the types of crops, time of planting and other information to aid in the cultivation of crops.

"Crops realized from this source will result in a corresponding decrease in quantities of foodstuffs procured through requisitions."

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Mrs. Harris Drury has returned to Belmont, N.C. after spending a week with her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. O. R. Drury.

Mrs. Curtis Sims and son, Randy, are spending a week with Mr. and Mrs. George Bowers. Mrs. Sims is from Laurens, S.C.

Mr. Gene Blanton and O. R. Drury motored to Belmont last Sunday. They came back by Spindale and Chimney Rock, visiting friends.

Mrs. Mattie Lou Gilstrap and Mrs. Norma Bowles attended the Piedmont Regional P. T. A. Convention at the First Baptist Church in Pickens last Saturday.

Mrs. Norma Bowles was happy to have her daughter, Lorraine, home from college for the spring holidays.

Alvin T. Burgess is now home on a seven day furlough from the Navy. He is to report back (Con't. on page 2, col. 5) -


The more civilization has progressed, the more demand there has been for salt, and today over 4,000,000 tons of evaporated salt are required annually for the home and for a vast number of farm and industrial uses. Just in the curing of hides and skins for leather, 300,000 tons of salt are used yearly. In discovering rayon, a blow was struck at the Japanese silk industry. Rayon is manufactured by means of caustic soda, which is obtained from salt.

According to Dr. Morris Fishbein, Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association and Hygeia: "Sodium Chloride or common salt probably ranks first among all the salts in the human body, both in quantity and in its value in the body's nutrition."

Nutritionists estimate that adults require about one-half ounce of salt per day, or 12 pounds per year, to enable the various glands to hold the amount of water they need for proper functioning. Salt is also the source of an important component of gastric juice, both in the human and animal body. Upon receiving salt, the stomach changes its chloride component into hydro-chloric acid in order to digest food. The body divides the salt into its chemical consitutents with the greatest of ease, but it takes elaborate equipment to do the same thing industrially.

Electricity is the key to the decomposition of the salt crystal. When a strong current is passed through molten salt, the hot mass is separated into a silvery white metal, sodium, and the greenish yellow gas, chlorine.

Both elements are widely used by industry. Sodium has been employed for many years in the manufacture of dyes, insecticides, and photographic materials, and more recently in making the tetraethyl lead used in aviation gasoline. Operation of airplanes at the terrific speeds necessary in this war is also facilitated by the (Con't. on page 2, col. 5)

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to Norfolk, Va.

Gertrude Lyda visited Mr. and Mrs. Oda and Nellie Breedlove of Pickens recently.

T/Sgt. and Mrs. C. A. Brown, from Fort McClellan, Ala., were weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Drury.

We are glad to hear that John W. Freeman's big boy is doing just fine. He is now five weeks old.

Second shift employees wish for Mr. Harry Tinsley's wife a very speedy recovery. She has been ill for sometime now.

John Laws is opening a filling station near his new home. We hope John the best of luck.

Mrs. Smith, from Ontario, Canada, visited Mrs. Norma Bowles recently.

Wallace Sutton, O. R. Drury, and Gene Blanton spent last Saturday trout fishing, or we should say climbing mountains. From what we hear, they had rather sit on a bank and dish.


use of sodium in the valve systems. By this means, heat from the engine is conducted rapidly to the radiating system and danger of overheating is minimized. (Con't. on page 3, col. 1)


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Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Dudley spent the past weekend with Mrs. Dudley's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cobb, of Rutherfordton, N.C.

Mr. and Mrs. Foster Aiken, of Greenville, were recent visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Joe S. Ward.

Mrs. Nellie Suttles had as her weekend guest her sister, Dorothy, and mother, Mrs. Joie Gosnell, of Greenville.

Third shift workers on Job No. 3 regret losing their overseer, Mr. W. W. Stephenson, who was recently promoted to the second shift, but welcome Mr. Francis Gunter in his place. We wish both of them much success on their new jobs.

Rev. Buster Martin, formerly of Slater, will assist Rev. L. B. Vaughn in a revival meeting at Boyloston Baptist Church in N. C.

We welcome two of our old employees back to work who recently received discharges from the Navy and Army. They are Bill Hall and Tim Ford.

Mr. and Mrs. Mays Stroud, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Foster, and Mrs. Clyde Bridwell, of Travelers Rest, recently enjoyed a Sunday afternoon trip to the (con't. on p3, col. 2)

- SALT NECESSARY (con't. from page 2, col. 5)

The wearing parts of tanks, trucks and planes could not take the terrific punishment to which they are subjected if the pinions and gear sufaces had not been "Case hardened" in a bath containing molten sodium cyanide, another member of the salt family.

Shortages of copper and brass for shell cases have led to the use of steel, plated with copper or zinc to insure a smooth non-rusting surface. Sodium cyanide and cyanides of copper and zinc - all members of the salt family - are required to plate these shells.

Likewise from salt comes sodium peroxide, with which millions of yards of cotton fabrics for the armed forces are bleached.

Chlorine, the other element derived from salt, is equally versatile. Added to drinking water in small quantities, it has saved thousands of lives by destroying bacteria.

From hydrochloric acid, another salt derivative, and acetylene gas comes neoprene synthetic rubber, referred to by the Barueh Committee as the "one synthetic material of a quality to be the full equivalent of natural rubber for combat and heavy duty tires." Neoprene is also used to coat fabrics for blimps. Other saltderived products, the chlorinated hydrocarbons, are required in enormous quantities to clean the metal parts going into tanks, trucks, ships, planes and guns. And one of these compounds is used in making smoke screens to conceal the movements of United States forces. Other chlorine compounds include fire-extinguisher fluids, refrigerants, and anesthetics.

In the home, salt solutions have long been used as a (con't. on p3, col. 2)

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Mr. and Mrs. Bud Knight, McClure Smith, and Clifford Cox, of Greenville, were recent Sunday guests of Nellie Barnette and Priscilla Bruce.

Among the Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Sprouse were Mr. Ramey and Johnny Ramey, of Anderson, and Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Wilson and family, of Greenville.

Mr. Kenneth Phillips, who has recently been discharged from the Army, was a recent visitor in the plant.

We are glad to welcome Ralph Sullivan, Walter Stroud, and Walter Looper as new employees in Weave Room No. 2.

Third shift workers miss Mrs. Gladys Garrett, who has been transferred to the second shift, but they welcome Mrs. Ida Pace on her job.

Mrs. Ruby Stone is all smiles since her brother, Mr. Leo Coke, has returned from overseas.

Mrs. R. A. Smith, Mrs. Floyd Smith, and Mrs. E. J. Stone honored their brother, Mr. Leo Coke, with a family reunion at the home of Mrs. R. A. Smith in Greenville recently.


(con't. from col. 1) gargle, and salt is an important constituent of some dentrifices. Chemicals from salt are now needed to make the new "sulfa" drugs, vitamins, and other pharmaceuticals.

The list of products made from salt is exceedingly large, and the research chemist is still finding more.


DEPARTMENT URGES (con't. from page 1, col. 5)

Portulaca - April-Aug.-Aug. Nov.

Snapdragon - Sept-May - Jan.-July

Zinnia - Mar.-Aug. - JuneNov.



One good work mule; no tricks. Also one two - horse wagon in good condition except bed.

One brood sow, 15 months old. Fat and ready for sale.

J.H. Patterson, Rout No. 2 Travelers Rest, S. C.



Verbena plants at 10c per bunch. Mrs. E. W. Turner, No. 41 Third Street.


"Give a woman an inch and she gets the idea she is a ruler." - Chicago Tribune.


"He is a genius," is a phrase you often read and hear. It means a man who plugs along with nerve to perservere. You may be awkward at the stunt, and act just like a clown, but if you want to win life's race, "Get up when you fall down." - Speakers Library.


"People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges." - Jos Fort Newton.

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April 26, 1946 "THE DOLLY SISTERS" Starring: Betty Grable John Payne

April 27, 1946 "RHAPSODY IN BLUE" Starring: Joan Leslie Robert Alda

April 29, 1946 "AND THEN THERE WERE NONE" Starring: Barry Fitzerald Walter Houston

May 3, 1946 "WHAT NEXT? CORPORAL HARGROVE" Starring: Robert Walker Joan Porter

May 4, 1946 "LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN" Starring: Gene Tierney Cornel Wilde

May 6, 1946 "WEEKEND AT THE WALDORF" Starring: Ginger Rogers Lana Turner Van Johnson



Ebenezer Lodge, No. 101, A. F. M., Slater, S. C., will hold its regular communication at the Lodge Hall here at Slater on March 6, 1946 at 8:00 P. M. All Masons and members of the Lodge are requested to be present and all visiting Masons will likewise be welcomed.

Robert H. Atkinson Secretary, Ebenezer Lodge


"Of the sounds the human ear cannot hear, it is a sad fact that none are made by the human tongue." - Banking.

[advetisment spanning the bottom of columns 3,4,5; The Community Theatre SLATER S. C. Good Entertainment For The Entire Family

Shows presented are carefully selected and only the best in entertainment are shown.

REMEMBER YOUR SHOW DATES Mondays - Fridays - Saturdays

TWO SHOWS EACH SHOW NIGHT First Show 6:30 P. M. Second Show After First Show

POPULAR PRICES Adults $0.25 - Children $0.12


We are happy to report that a number of new members have recently affiliated themselves with the library.

In mentioning these, we begin the list with the names of Mesdames Richard MacKenzie and R. W. Couch, Jr. The husbands of these ladies are employed in the Slater plant, and both couples are residing in the Guest House. We not only welcome these new members to the Library, but, also to the community and its activities.

Two of our new members have also enrolled in the library club work. Thomas Hall, son of Mr. C. M. Hall, has joined the Boy's Club, where we wish for him a great deal of success as he participates in the club activities.

Frances Ellis recently joined the Girls' Club. Frances is the daughter of Mr. Cleo Ellis, and we welcome her to the Girls' Library Club.

Our new members include two Marietta boys - Cleveland Radford and "Buster" Wylie. Cleveland is the son of G. E. Radford, while "Buster" is the son of Mr. J. A. Wylie.

The children of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Terrell of Travelers Rest, are among our new members. Both Mr. and Mrs. Terrell are employed in the plant here. To Debree, James and Fred Terrell, Jr., we extend a hearty welcome.

We had one promotion last week. Imogene Parker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Parker, was promoted from Story Hour to Girls' Club.

You should have seen little Jim Horton when he visited the library with his mother last week. He was so anxious to have a book "all his own," so we found just the thing for him (con't. on p. 3, col. 5)

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Miss Della Camden, of Marietta, recently donated to the Slater Library three books which will be of interest to the Boy Scouts. All of these books are written by Edward Griggs, and the title are "A Boy Scout's Chance," "A Boy Scout's Adventure," and "A Boy Scout's Struggle." These books will be on the shelves soon, and it is hoped that the Scouts will read them at their earliest convenience. We appreciate these books, and thank Miss Camden for her thoughtfulness in giving them to the library.

Bobby Sprouse, member of the Boys' Library Club, has also donated some books which tell of the adventures and experiences of Boy Scouts. These books are entitled "The Scout Patrol Boys in the Frozen South," and "The Scout Patrol Boys Exploring the Yucatan."

Bobby, who is a member of the local Boy Scout Troop, has enjoyed these books and is anxious to share them with his friends. We thank him for the books, and appreciate the fine spirit he has shown in donating them.


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-one with cardboard pages, made especially for little hands unaccustomed to handling books. Jim was so happy, and it made us glad that we had a book appropriate for a tot as young as he is. Jim's father is the Slater druggist.

A number of new books have been bought for the children who use the Library. These books were selected primarily for the Story Hour groups, Boys' Club and Girls' Club.


"Never tell a young person that something cannot be done. God may have been waiting for centuries for somebody ignorant enough of the impossible to do that thing." - Dr. J. A. Holmes

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V. 4 No. 24 - The Slater News

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THE SLATER NEWS Vol. 4 Slater, S. C., December 19, 1946 No. 22

[Graphic of Old Slater Mill] Old Slater Mill PAWTUCKET, R.I. EST. 1790

[Graphic of Slater Mill] SLATER, SO. CAROLINA 1943

[headline, spans all 5 columns] MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL

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Ebenezer Lodge Installs Leaders

Officers of Ebenezer Lodge No. 101, A.F.M., Slater, S. C. were installed at annual installation exercises held on December 14 at 7:30 in the Lodge Hall.

District Deputy Grand Master Jack Morse, of Greenville, was in charge of the installation ceremonies. Also present was John I. Smith, Grand Junior Warden of the General Lodge of S. C., who assisted Mr. Morse. During the evening, a banquet was served to the members of Ebenezer Lodge and their guests by the members of Ticoma Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star.

For a number of years, Ebenezer Lodge has had an open installation of officers and have invited their wives and certain other guests to these ceremonies. Masonic installation ceremonies are very interesting, and this annual affair is enjoyed by the Masons and those attending.

Officers of the Lodge who were recently elected to serve for the year 1947 and who were installed at this meeting were:

M. L. Jarrard, Worshipful Master. This is the second year Mr. Jarrard has served as Worshipful Master, as he is completing his first year as Master of the Lodge now.

J. C. Lindsey is completing his first year as Senior Warden, and will serve in this capacity again for the coming year.

T. R. Addington will serve during the coming year as Junior Warden. During the past year, Mr. Addington served the Lodge as Senior Deacon.

Ansel B. McMakin, who has served the Lodge for a number of years as Treasurer, was again elected and installed as Treasurer.

Robert H. Atkinson will again serve the Lodge as Secretary as he did in 1946.

Cecil G. Hyer was named by the Worshipful Master elect to serve as Senior Deacon for the coming year, and was installed as such at these ceremonies.

Mr. Jarrard also appointed the Reverend B. Lester Huff to serve the Lodge as Chaplain for the coming year.

Mr. W. H. Dunn, better known as "Uncle Billy" to his friends was again appointed to serve as Tiler. Mr. Dunn has served Ebenezer Lodge in this capacity for many years.

Mr. Lindsey, the Senior Warden elect, has appointed John A. Dillard as Junior Deacon, and Mr. Dillard was installed at this meeting.

Mr. Addington, the Junior

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Merry Christmas Happy New Year

Vast changes have been made in materials, methods and processes since Samuel Slater established his first cotton mill in America in 1790. The toiling hands of Samuel Slater and the grim determination of the man should be an inspiration to generations to come. Success and all the worth while things of life come through sacrifice and the will power to overcome the difficulties which we all have to face from day to day. As we look towards the future we should strive to carry on with that same spirit of cooperation and determination that will always lead to success. Everyone wants to get ahead to win promotion, better position, greater security and have the better things of life.

What every citizen or every person thinks, his attitude and hers, the spirit of the heart within, are all important to the individual and does much towards building up a greater spirit of will power and determination to do our best from day to day. As we face the future we want to continue to build on the same foundation that was started by Samuel Slater more than 150 years ago. We have a great future ahead of us if we will take full advantage of the opportunities that are ours and make full use of them.

We are proud of the progress that has been made in the years gone by and we are confident that all of our good people will have the same ambition to keep up the good work and continue to move forward and accomplish even greater things in the year ahead. Every individual has a big part to play in our success and we appreciate the excellent spirit of cooperation which we have at Slater. With your continued help and loyalty we want to make our Slater plant and our community the best place to live as well as the best place to work.

We wish for each of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


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(From the Newspapers on December 7, 1946)

Washington D. C., December 7: "John L. Lewis gave in to the Government today and ended the soft coal strike . . .

"Lewis ordered the 400,000 miners to end the 17-day walkout and go back to work immediately."

Atlanta, December 7: "The most frightful hotel fire in American history roared through the 15-story Winecoff Hotel in down town Atlanta early today, killing 116 persons and injuring at least 100 more."

Chattanooga, December 7: "The Electric Power Board of Chattanooga has installed heating and cooling units which utilize the earth's warmth in homes on an experimental basis."

Honolulu, December 7: "The American flag that was tattered by Japanese bombs was raised

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Class Banquets At Ottaray Hotel

Members of the Young People's Sunday School Class of the Slater Baptist Church enjoyed a banquet at the Ottaray Hotel on Friday night, December 6.

The tables were beautifully lighted by red and green Christmas candles, while each place was marked by a souvenir "angel" candle. Flower arrangements throughout the room added a further holiday touch to the scene.

Immediately following the banquet, Mr. Pearl Ledford, president of the class, presented the pastor of the church, the Rev. Charles Thompson, who spoke briefly. The group then played a number of interesting games directed by Mrs. Ann Ledford.

Those serving on the social and decorating committee were: Mesdames Estelle Veal

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[headline, spans cols. 4 & 5 Christmas Play To Be Presented Thursday Night At Slater Hall

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The serious notes on Christmas will be struck elsewhere. Let's concern ourselves here with the really important questions. Is there a Santa Claus? Mull over this while you are resting your tired feet after a shopping spree. Ponder on it while you are balanced on a rickety ladder trying to trim the tree. Consider it while concocting that super-special eggnog. The answer is yes. And furthermore Santa Claus not only is—but was a real person.

Santa Claus, or St. Nicholas, lived during the Fourth century and was the Bishop of Myra in Lycia, Asia Minor. He never saw a reindeer and was not a fat little man with a white beard. But he was a giver of gifts and once saved three girls from spinsterhood by giving each a bag of gold for a dowry. The fact that years later the money-lending Medici family perpetuated the bags of gold and used them on their coat of arms as three gilded balls, does not detract from) the generosity of the Bishop of Myra.

(Con't. on page 3, col. 5 _____________________________ SIXTH GRADERS PRESENT PROGRAM

On December 11, Mrs. Forest's sixth grade of the SlaterMarietta School had charge of the chapel program. Doris Hunt acted as mistress of ceremonies. The program began with Joyce Ledford's reading Luke 2:8-20 for the scripture. This was followed by the class singing a morning prayer and "Silent Night."

"Gifts From the Heart," a play depicting the true spirit of Christmas, was presented. The following pupils were the characters: Joan Farmer, June Pridmore, Truman Dickson, Betty Lou Phillips, Eugene Stevenson, Emilou Laws, Athalee Christopher, Alton White, Buster Wylie, David Hurst, Ross Dover, Don Waldrop, Kenneth Cox, Ann Swain, Thomas Tilghman, and Margaret Robinson.

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The annual Christmas play, sponsored by the three churches of Slater and the Slater Community Association, will be given at Slater Hall on Thursday night, December 19, at 8 p.m.

The play selected for use this year is "Come, Let Us Adore Him," by Victor Starbuck and is a play of the Nativity.

The time of the play is the present and approximately 2,- 000 years ago. The play is divided into a prologue and three scenes. The prologue is in the present and depicts a mother telling her little daughter about the first Christmas nearly 2,000 years ago.

The first scene shows the shepherds on the hillside near Bethlehem. The wise men inquire of them on the way to Bethlehem and a Heavenly visitor informs them of the birth of Christ.

The second scene takes place in the kitchen of the inn at Bethlehem. It tells of the birth of Christ and the entrance of the shepherds and wise men who came to worship Him and also the Roman soldiers who came to slay Him.

The third scene is the Nativity scene and takes place in the stable of the inn at Bethlehem. It shows the wise men, shepherds, Roman soldiers and others worshipping the New Born Babe.

Costumes have been secured from a costume company in Philadelphia, and lighting effects will be furnished by Messrs. Bryson and Wood of Greenville. No detail has been left undone in staging this performance. Scenery for the production was built by Mr. Fred Cox of the shop force of the plant.

Music for the production is under the direction of Miss Kathleen Farnsworth, music teacher of the local Slater Marietta School.

Robert H. Atkinson is serving as director of the play and will be assisted by Mr. W. Earle Reid, who will be stage manager of the production.

A strong cast has been selected to play the parts in the production. Those taking part are as follows:

The little girl, Ann Thompson; her mother, Mrs. Ruby McGill.

Judaean Shepherds: Ezra, R. B. Buchanan; Simeon, T. R. Ad-

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