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Page Two; THE SLATER NEWS; December 19, 1946

[Column 1] The Slater News Published Every Two Weeks By Slater Manufactuing 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, Gladys Cox, Rosalee Cox, Sarah Canham, Louise Bagwell, Pearl Price, Ethel Clary, Doris Jones and Irene Cox.

Preparation Department: Jessie Vassey, Julia Brown, Bertha Jones, Sarah Singleton, Blanche Raxter, Nellie Ruth Payne, Stanley Hawkins, Ruth Campbell, D. P. Garrick, Tom Boggs, and Marguerite Waddell.

Cloth Room: Opal W. Smith

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


Christmas 1946

Peace on Earth, Good Will Toward Men - two phrases that were mere promises to American men one year ago. To these men, fighting desperately for peace, Christmas was a place and a time almost beyond their short, young memories.

This Christmas is, for many of those men, an unfilled promise, and their grateful homeland cannot repay them where they lie silently beyond the cheery light of Christmas trees and gaily-wrapped presents.

And if peace does come to a frightened world, the cost will be measured in terms of young men who will not be present to appreciate it. Perhaps, in the inexorable passing of time, they may know that what they fought for came to be.,

But such a fragile gift as peace must have a beginning after the last sound of battle floats away on a rain-washed wind. The men who inhabit crossed graves only lived long enough to sound the starting gun of the race for peace.

The race for peace, they left to us, the living - a race in which we must participate every waking hour, every minute. And there could be no better choice of time to begin a united effort for peace than at this time, the anniversary of the birth of the Prince of Peace whose faith kept strong the courage of those men who bought us our peaceful opportunity.

Those who help to start this race will find themselves surrounded by no silver-noted fanfare nor banner headlines. No, the start of this ceaseless struggle for quiet and understanding between men will be marked by silent prayers in the hearts of the grateful living. There will

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be no earthshaking declaration from top-ranking diplomats or representatives. All that the earth and the world will know of the sudden, prayer-inspired determination of men to live together will be measured only in the choking sob of a robbed mother, remembering the cost of no more war.

Such unsensational beginnings must be marked at least by a propitious time. Let's make it Christmas, 1946.

Christmas Play (Con't. from page 1, col. 5)

dington, Josias, R. P. Canham.

The Magi, or Wise Men: Melchior, Cecil G. Hyer; Gaspar, Claude Guest; Balthazar, Raymond Johnson.

Innkeeper of Bethlehem, W. A. Woodruff; the boy of the inn, Jesse White, Jr.; Martha

[Cartoon spans column 2-3; Santa and the reindeer putting wreaths on crosses of fallen men and 2 children listening to a story by their mother]

[Column 3] Cloth Room Chatter

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Duncan and son of Greenville were the recent dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Reaves.

Mrs. Annie Johnson has received word that her brother, S/Sgt. Eugene H. Southerlin, who recenly re-enlisted in the Army, has now returned to his outfit in Regensburg, Germany. We wish him the best of luck.

Mrs. Margaret Bryson was recently honored at a household shower given at the home of Mrs. Pauline Farmer, with Mrs. Farmer, Mrs. Annie Johnson, Mrs. Willie Pace and Mrs. Phillips, acting as joint hostesses. About 40 guests were present. Margaret received many lovely and useful gifts. After two hours of enjoyable entertainment, the hostesses served delicious refreshments.

(the innkeeper's daughter), Faye Dean; Julius, (the Roman officer), the Rev. Charles T. Thompson; first and second soldiers of the Roman army, Ray Dean and Russell Hampton.

Joseph of the House of David, Robert H. Atkinson; Mary (his wife), Maragaret Lavender Williams; first and second angels of the Heavenly host, Billie Hamilton and Jorene Vickers.

This cast has been working faithfully for several weeks, and the production is looked forward to by a large number of Slaterites who have seen similar plays produced for the past three years. This production will be the fourth of this series.

Admission to the play is free and the public is cordially invited to attend.

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Mrs. James Blackwell visited her mother and youngest son in Newport, Tenn., the past week-end. Her mother, Mrs. J. N. Smith, and Haskell accompanied her on the return trip Sunday.

Miss Frances Miller has the pleasure of spending Thanksgiving and the entire week-end at home with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Miller of Marietta.

Mr and Mrs. Lawrence Foster and daughter were the Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Foster.

Mrs. Elizabeth Duncan reports she likes the work just fine here at Slater and says it is a grand place to work.

Mr. J. N. Blackwell, Jr. visited relatives in Newport, Tenn. during the Thanksgiving holidays.

We are glad to see Jack Ledford back on the job after a few days absence due to an infected tooth.

Mrs. Ezra Freeman and daughter, Elizabeth, of Elberton, Ga., were week-end guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Boggs.

Mrs. Bertha Meece spent Sunday in Rosman, N. C.

''Pug'' Waddell reports he has finished gathering a bumper corn crop this season.

Miss Alma Ledford, attractive sister of Miss Leona Ledford, was home from Winthrop College for the week-end.

We are glad to see Stokes Lingerfelt back on the job after an attack of influenza.

Sunday guests of Mrs. I. C. Few in Pickens were Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Looper and family.

Tom Boggs and D. P. Garricks were in Charlotte to see Shrine Bowl all-star football game.

Congratulations to Mr. O. H. Burgess for having received his diploma from LaSalle Extension University's Correspondence Schools. Good work!

Visiting in the home of Mrs. Clovie Trammell recently, were Mr. and Mrs. Barnie Bayne.

There probably will be very few rabbits left at New Year, as Paul Goldsmith and Howard Tolley seem to have killed a great number.

Jessie Tate is all smiles over the new highway that is being built past her home.

James ''Mutt'' Dunn has nearly completed his new house on Geer highway just outside Marietta.

Our third shift employees seem to have a great Christmas spirit, for one can see shoppers from their midst in town most any day.

We are happy to have Junior Crowe back with us after having served eighteen months in the Navy.

Can anyone top this! Vincent Morris tells us he has already killed 126 squirrels this season.

Pearl Looper is able to be back on the job after a recent tonsil operation at Coleman's Hospital.

Billy Craven, student at Clemson College, was a recent guest in the home of Billy Vassey.

The Boosters Club held a recent meeting in the form of a Christmas party in the recreation hall at Blythe Shoals. A

[Column 5] delicious chicken supper was served, after which the group enjoyed games and singing of Christmas carols.

We are glad to have Effie Lee Looper back at work after an attack of influenza.

If Santa Claus should ask the quiller operators of the first shift what they had rather have this Christmas, I am sure they would say a new clock for the department.

Mrs. Gussie Conner and Mrs. Julie Revis were spend-the-day guests of Mrs. Lillie Gilreath on Sunday.

Rev. Dan Stockton was a Sunday dinner guest of Mr. and (Con't. on page 3. col. 3)






The biggest gambler in your town may never have had a card or a pair of dice in his hand. We're talking about the fellow who walks the streets after drinking. The stakes are his life.

Maybe you're this gambler. The National Safety Council says that liquor is a factor in at least one in every five fatal traffic accidents.

In cities, over half the accident victims are pedestrians. Clearly your chances aren't too good, even cold sober. When you drink, you stack the cards against yourself.

Just how and where do these pedestrian deaths occur? Nearly half the pedestrians killed are crossing in the middle of the block or coming from behind parked cars.

Hundreds are killed crossing in the right place but at the wrong time - for instance, when the traffic light is against them. Or, in the wrong way, diagonally across intersections.

Many, however, cross at the right time and in the right place. But they make some other mistake, such as depending too much on drivers.

To be safe on the streets today, you must be not only alert but sober. When you've been drinking your reponses are slower. Also, drink makes you careless. You've shoved a couple of aces up the old Grim Reaper's sleeve.

Stay sober if you want to stay alive, and cross a street only when you're sure you can make it all the way to the other side safely.

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December 19, 1946; THE SLATER NEWS; Page Three


Miss Pearl Price spent the past week-end in Greenville with Miss Evelyn Baughman.

We are sorry to learn that James Allison is out sick. James, we wish for you a speedy recovery.

Roy Ogle and friends motored to Table Rock Sunday afternoon, and all had a wonderful time.

Employees of the second shift in No. 2 are glad to have Cecil Barnett working with them again.

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

We were all glad to see Neta Burrell back to work afer being out sick for several weeks. Neta wishes to thank her fellow workers for the donation they gave to her recently. It was greatly appreciated.

Mrs. Serina Case tells us she had a wonderful time Christmas shopping last week.

Mrs. Bernice Foster was out from work sick for several days. We are glad to see you back, Bernice.

Second shifters in No. 2 miss W. K. Bramlette, who was recently transferred to the first shift for awhile.

Mr. and Mrs. Willis Pepper, Misses Edith and Neta Burrell, and Henry Shaw enjoyed a trip to Asheville, N. C. Sunday.

Employees of the second shift in No. 2 wish to express their sincere sympathy to Roy Ledbetter whose mother died recently. They regret that they did not learn of the death in time to send flowers.

Have you noticed what smiles Walter Banks is wearing? Could it be that he is expecting ''Old Santa Claus''? Walter, you had better be good or he won't come.

Second shift weavers in No. 2 certainly are proud of the improvement in their jobs lately. They're all smiling now, for their marks are in blue instead of red.

Mrs. Esther Bright's mother, Mrs. Sallie Richardson, celebrated her 75th birthday on December 6. We wish you many, many more happy birthdays, Mrs. Richerson.

We wonder who the Santa Claus was that gave Faye Singleton the lovely doll last week.

Doris Hart spent the weekend with her sister, Mrs. Sollie Nabors, who is very ill.

We are sorry to hear that Mrs. G. A. Thrift's little girl, Brenda, fell Sunday night and cut her eye. She was carried to St. Francis Hospital, but was

Ebenezer Lodge (Con't. from page 1, col. 1)

Warden, has re-appointed Mr. Roy Whitmire to serve as Senior Steward for the coming year. Mr. Whitmire served in this capacity during the past year. Also appointed as Steward was John L. Winstead. Mr. Winstead is serving as his first year as Junior Steward.

Under the able leadership of Mr. Jarred, the Lodge has en-

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Mr. Sam Addington and family enjoyed a trip to Brevard, N. C. Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Laws had as their Sunday guests, Mrs. Law's brother and family, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Lynch.

Miss Sarah Lee Foster spent the week-end with her sister, Mrs. Grace Batson.

Mrs. G. A. Thrift had as her Sunday guest, her grandmother, Mrs. F. E. Lindsay, of Greer.

Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Laws are planning to spend their Christmas in Johnson City, Tenn.

We are sorry that Mrs. Lillie Trotter was out sick recently. We are glad to see you back on your job, Lillie.

Mr. E. P. Cashion, wellknown sportsman of Slater, has purchased two fine rabbit dogs and is planning on good hunting during the holidays.

Miss Sarah Lee Foster and Mr. Ford Batson motored to Tigerville, S. C. Sunday.

Miss Sadie Finley was out from work recently due to illness. Glad to see you back, Sadie.

Mr. and Mrs. Claud Wilson and family, and Mrs. Inez Powell and children of Anderson were the Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Cody and Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Clark.

Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Clark and son, Mike, of Brevard visited Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Clark Sunday.

Mrs. Vegie Harvey is looking for her son home from the Navy. We hope he makes it for Christmas.

Employees in No. 2 welcome Hazel Buchanan back to the third shift.

We are sorry Mr. Toby was out with flu recently, but glad he is now improved.

Recent visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Turner Jones were S/Sgt. and Mrs. A. L. Smith and son, Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Smith of Greenville, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Jones and sons of Travelers Rest, and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Jones and daughters of Greenville.

We are glad to see Opal Smith back at work after being on the sick list.

Mr. and Mrs. W. McK. Cody wish to thank the flower club for the lovely flowers.

We notice that Daisy Lee Batson is wearing a good looking new permanent.

Doris Jones won't forget her last birthday, not after the black grease that was put on her by Opal Smith, Bill Cody and Frank Foster.

Bill Cody and Ike Epps went rabbit hunting Saturday. Had some good luck, too.

joyed one of its best years in its history and quite a bit of progress has been made by the local Lodge in Masonic affairs.

It is expected that the Lodge will have even a better year under its new officers, who, for the most part, are well seasoned in Masonic work and who should carry the Lodge forward, making it second to none in the State of South Carolina.

It matters more what's in a woman's face than what's on it.

[Column 3] Theatre Guide

December 20, 1946 ''MY DARLING CLEMENTINE'' Starring Henry Fonda Victor Mature Linda Darnell

December 21, 1946 ''CLAUDIA & DAVID'' Starring Dorothy McGuire Mary Astor Robert Young

December 27, 1946 ''THREE WISE FOOLS'' Starring Margaret O'Brien Lionel Barrymore Lewis Stone

December 28, 1946 ''IF I'M LUCKY'' Starring Vivian Blaine Harry James Perry Como

January 3, 1946 ''THREE LITTLE GIRLS IN BLUE'' Starring June Heaver Vivian Blaine George Montgomery

January 4, 1946 ''THE STRANGLER'' Starring Edward G. Robinson Loretta Young

Preparation News (Cont. from page 2, col. 5)

Mrs. G. A. Albright.

Misses Pearl and Elnora Looper, with several friends, enjoyed a weiner roast at Paris Mountain State Park on Saturday night.

Pearle Edens and Clessie Rae Cantrell are wondering what Santa Claus will bring them.

Mr. and Mrs. George Parten, of Royston, Ga., were spendthe-night guests of Mr. and Mrs. Billie Phillips Wednesday.

Mrs. Louise Hughes and Miss Marie Johnson are enjoying having their brother home with his honorable discharge.

The Lucy Wright Circle of Marietta Baptist Chruch met with Mrs. Louise Hughes Monday night.

Mr. and Mrs. Jess Hughes motored to Fountain Inn Sunday afternoon.

Mr. Bill Trip and Lewis ''Bud'' Tripp, of Greensboro, N. C., visited Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Payne recently.

Mr. Richard Payne visited his cousin, Jimmie Joe Payne, in Pickens recently.

Mr. Stanley Hawkins was delightfully suprised with a birthday dinner Sunday, December 8, at the home of his parents. Rev. and Mrs. Charlie Thompson were also guests on this occasion.

Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Phillips were the dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Terrell.

Mrs. M. J. Reynolds, of Greenville, spent the week with Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Reynolds last week.

We are happy to have Mr. H. L. Reynolds back at work with us after being out sick for a week.

Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Powers of

[Column 4] Judson spent Thanksgiving with Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Reynolds.

Mr. J. C. Campbell, Margaret and Charles Campbell, and Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Lee and son, Donald, of Shelby, N. C. were recent guests of Mrs. Bessie Robinson and Miss Ruth Campbell.

Mrs. Bessie Robinson and Miss Ruth Campbell spent the week-end in Shelby at the bedside of their sister, Miss Frances Campbell, who has recently undergone an appendectomy.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Summey and daughter, Patricia, and Mrs. Eithel Gosnell attended the Christmas musical at G. W. C. Sunday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Tilley and family visited in the home of Mrs. Tilley's parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Barnett, in Greenville last Sunday.

We are glad to have Alonzo Findley back at work in the Drawing-In Department after being out with an attack of flu.

Employees of the Drawing-In Department are sorry to hear of the illness of Mr. Paul Foster, who is in the Veterans Hospital in Columbia, S. C. We hope he will soon be able to return home. He is the husband of Mrs. Minnie Foster of the Drawing-In Department.

Mr. and Mrs. John R. Springfield visited Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Simpson last Sunday.

Mrs. B. B. Brown had as her week-end guests her daughters and their husbands who live in Greenville. They are Mr. and Mrs. Claude O. Jones and Mr. and Mrs. Barney Dawease, Jr. She is very pleased and happy when her children are around.

Lessie Bowers enjoyed a short chat with Julia Brown one afternoon recently, since she never gets to see her very often.

Mr. and Mrs. Walker Fleming and Mr. and Mrs. William Birchet, of Greenville, were the Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Dill.

Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Arms spent the week-end in Greenville and Greer with relatives.

The Drawing-In hands are very glad to have Mrs. Thelma Barker back with them. Thelma was out from work several days due to illness.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hargrove and Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Barnette and son were the dinner guests of Mr. Otis Barnette Sunday.

Miss Lila Kate Arms, of Greenville, spent a few days with her parents here last week.

Gee! Have you noticed the big smile on Mrs. Donnie Bates' face lately! She is a grandmother again. The proud parents are Mr. and Mrs. Lawton Bruce.

Mrs. Edna Scott has as her week-end guests, her brother, Clarence Hopkins, and his family of Marion, N. C. Mr Hopkins was recently discharged from the Navy.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brooks spent the week-end in Danielsville, Ga., with Mr. Brooks' mother.

Annie Peterson visited her sister, Lillie Mae Galbreath, in Easley recently.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Jones enjoyed a motor trip in the mountains of North Carolina Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Ibra Peterson, Mr. Hollis Peterson, and Lucy Peterson spent Sunday in Spartanburg, S. C. in the home of

[Column 5] Xmas Spirit (Con't. from page 1, col. 4)

St. Nicholas' idea of generosity caught on quickly even in those barbaric days. The Teutons, the Franks and the Saxons transmuted their pagan rites into Christmas celebrations without a hitch in the proceedings. Each country interpreted St. Nicholas' actions in its own way - but the under lying spirit was generosity.

From these druidic and Roman ceremonies we get such practices as decorating our homes with evergreens, holly and mistletoe. Kissing under the mistletoe is an old English custom and began with a kiss for every berry untile the berries were gone. In Rome, around the time of the winter solstice or New Year festival, the pagan adorned their houses with sprigs of evergreen. The druids cut down mighty evergreens and used them for decorations and bonfires. With the ancient Germans, the fir tree was the center of the winter festival to Odin.

War and revolutions, new thoughts and new inventions have thrown many traditions on the historical scrapheap. But the season of Peace on Earth and Good Will Toward Men will live forever. And Santa Claus, Kris Kringle, Father Christmas or by whatever name the jolly old gentleman is known, will come a'calling on children young and old who believe. He will drop his visible gifts in their stockings and leave a happier gift in their hearts. To quote Clement Moore:

''. . . He springs to his sleigh, to his team gives a whistle, And away they all fly like the down of a thistle, But I hear him exclaim, ere he drives out of sight: ''Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night.'' -Mark Sherwin

Mrs. Blackwood. They enjoyed a nice dinner.

Mr. John Robinson's wife and daughter had a delightful trip by plant to Nashville, Tenn., visiting Mr. Robinson's daughter, Mrs. Mary Nickols.

Mr. and Mrs. John Singleton were the dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Singleton.

Mr. Alvin Robinson visited Mr. and Mrs. John Robinson, of Dacusville, the past weekend.

Miss Faye Singleton spent the week with Sarah Singleton recently.

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Raines and son were the Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Singleton recently. Mrs. Raines is the former Miss Helen Singleton.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dunn had as their dinner guests, Mr. and Mrs. Odell Coggins, from Saluda, N. C.

Coleman Finely and friends motored to Brevard, N. C. recently.

Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Brooks recently visited relatives in Georgia.

Viola Wilson and Gertrude Lyda are having tough luck looking for Santa. Keep looking, girls.

Ruth Tenny will be having a birthday real soon. She has already received one beautiful and useful gift. Happy birthday, Ruth!

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Page Four; THE SLATER NEWS; December 19, 1946


The sparkling Christmas tree which greaces the front windows of the library has attracted all the children who attend the library clubs. The table on which this scene has been laid is covered with cotton, and sprinkled with ''Christmas snow.'' The tree, beautiful with its multi-colored lights, balls, tinsel, and electric star, stands in the center of the table. Under the tree are such holiday reminders as Santa's sleigh and reindeer, miniture Christmas packages, a church, and an angel. Tiny branches of holly with red berries arranged on the table lend added color to the scene. The lights on the tree burn brilliantly throughout the club periods. To the children, this setting is ideal for the Christmas activities in which they are engaged.

Christmas in the library - perhaps you would like to know what the children who frequent the library are doing during the ''Christmas rush.'' In the first place, they are making some perfectly beautiful booklets, featuring Santa Claus, his sleigh and reindeer, fireplaces with stockings hanging up for Santa's visit, and Christmas candles. Too, they are singing Christmas carols and listening to recordings of such favorites as ''Jingle Bells,'' ''Santa Claus Is Coming to Town,'' and ''White Christmas.'' Of course, the librarian is reading to the children such classics as the Bible story of the first Christmas, the Clement Moore's poem, ''The Night Before Christmas.'' This week has been unusually busy, since each club held its Christmas party in the library. It ''goes without saying'' that these parties were well attended, and that everybody had lots of fun, with plenty of Christmas goodies to eat. These parties were sponsored by the Slater Community Association.

May we take this opportunity to wish for you, our readers, the very best Christmas that youb have had in many years. Enjoy all the beauty of the season, and as you are attracted by the lights of the numerous Christmas trees in the windows of Slater homes, remember that these shining trees are a visible sign that there is a fine spirit abroad in our village - that this spirit is typified by the Christ Child, and that we call it ''the brotherhood of men.''

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

at Hickman Field at 7:55 A. M., the moment, five years ago, when Japanese Zeros made their sneak attack on this naval base.''

Hillsboro, Texas, December 7: ''A reporter for the Hillsboro Evening Mirror, wondering if people forget, asked 19 persons at random today if December 7 meant anything special to them. Thirteen persons said no. One man recalled that it was his wedding anniversary. Only five remembered the Pearl Harbor attack.''

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[Picture spans columns 2-4] ''Good Housekeeping'' is essential in a well ordered maufacturing establishment. Here at the Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc., the management believes in keeping floors in excellent condition at all times. Shown above is a sanding machine used on the floors. The large machine does most of the work, while the small one is used on edges, corners, etc. The operators are James E. Anderson and Robert F. Jones.


Mr. A. D. Beard of Columbia, S. C. was a recent visitor of his cousin, Mr. F. Brannon, Jr. at Slater.

Mr. and Mrs. M. S. Tate, Miss Mary Lou Tate and Mr. Roy Hannon were recent visitors in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Troy Hannon.

Misses Elizabeth Ammons and Ruth Taylor attended the Bach Concert at Furman University last Sunday.

Miss Betty McMullan, Mrs. Clara Schwiers, Miss Louise Booth, and Mr. F. J. Brannon, Jr., attended a Square Dance Thanksgiving given by the 16-30 Club at Slater Hall. Sandwiches and soft drinks were served and all enjoyed the gala affair.

Miss Jeanne Ernest was a recent week-end visitor in the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Ernest of Walhalla.

Class Banquets (Con't. from page 1, col. 3)

and Ann Ledford, Miss Sarah Canham, and Messrs. Ralph Knight and Pearl Ledford.

Those attending the banquet were: Misses Ellen Huffman, Kathleen Henson, Jorene Vickers, Louise Booth, Elsie Lee Pittman, Mary Dodson, Marian Brown and Irene Gulley; also, Mesdames Ann Ledford, Estelle Veal, Ruby Reid, and Maxine Dewease.

Others attending were: Messrs. Pearl Ledford, H. S. Richardson, Jr., Dillard Veal, W. Earle Reid, F. J. Brannon, Guilford Dodson, Barney Dewease, George Snipes, Ray Johnson, and Ralph Knight.

Special guests of the class on this occassion were the Rev. and Mrs. Charles Thompson.

W. Earle Reid is teacher of the class and Mrs. Reid is the sponsor.

[Column 3] Local Beta Club Active At School

The National Honorary Beta Club is an honorary scholastic organization for high schools. In the Slater-Marietta School, a student who is eligible must have a ''B'' average for all high school work done previously and be a member of either the junior or senior class. It is a leadership and service club and monthly meetings are held. Each spring the members attend a state convention in Columbia or some other principle town.

The Beta Club was organized in the Slater-Marietta High School last year with sixteen charter members. Six of these charter members graduated in the class of 1946. The inactive members are: Elsie Pittman and Francis Miller, now at Winthrop College; Clelle Buchanan and Billy Vassey, at Clemson College; Kathleen Nelson, at Furman University; and H. S. Richardson, Jr., U. S. Army, stationed at Ft. Knox, Kentucky.

Mr. ''Bob'' Hellams, former professor at Presbyterian College and field representative of the Beta Club, visited the local school last fall for the installation of the club into the school at a special chapel program. The club was presented a charter in a frame to be kept by the club.

The club now consists of eighteen members; eight of them are new initiates. These new members were initiated onn October 17, and were forced to be humerously dressed for one day at school. That night they entertained by attending the movie, ''Holiday in Mexico,'' and then the group went bowling. At the climax of this occasion, each new member was presented a Beta Club pin displaying the national Beta em-


On Thursday, November 21, Section B of the ninth grade of Slater-Marietta High School presented a Thanksgiving play in Chapel entitled ''It Could Have Been Worse.''

The characters for this play were as followes: Ellen Cramer, the daughter - Patricia Summey; Bud Cramer, the son - Ansel McMakin; Mrs. Cramer, the mother - Lois Saunders; Mr. Cramer, the father - Bobby Cashion; Just Joy, the maid - Josephine Knight; and the messenger boy - Gene Henson.

Mrs. Baylis Batson is the sponsor of Section 9B.


The charter members of the Beta Club who are still active are: Fannie Mae Burton, Selma Jean Cole, Doris Hargrove, Bobbie McMullan, Inez MeGrew, Frances Poole, Russell Hampton, Jimmy Pierce, Mildred Shelton, and Ruth Laws. New members are: Vivian Camden, Jean Hester, Sherman Murray, Billy Ramsey, Betty Talley, Betty Vassey, Shirley Scarce, and Deloris Robinson.

The following are officers of the Beta Club: President, Mildred Shelton; Vice-President, Inez McGrew; Secretary, Bobbie McMullan; Treasurer, Doris Hargrove; Reporter, Deloris Robinson, Social Chairman, Russell Hampton; and Program Chairman, Inez McGrew.

Christmas Play Given At Chapel By Class

The eighth grade of SlaterMarietta School presented a short Christmas play in chapel on Wednesday, December 4. Along with the program, there was special music by members of the class. Miss Farnsworth led a number of Christmas songs in which the audience participated.

The playlet was given in the school auditorium.

[Column 5] Births

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lane announce the birth of a 9 1/2 lb. baby boy at the Wood Memorial Clinic on November 29.

Mrs. Lane is the former Miss Myrtle Ramsey of Slater.

Mr. Lane, a veteran of World War II, is employed in the Weaving Department of our plant.

Mr. and Mrs. Laten Green are the proud parents of a daughter born at the Wood Memorial Clinic on December 2. The little girl weighed 7 lb. at birth.

Mrs. Green is the former Miss Lillie Mae Barton.

Mr. Green is an employee of Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc. and works in the Prepartation Department.

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Horace Brown announce the birth of a daughter at the Wood Memorial Clinic on December 3. The little girl has been named Mary Ann.

Mrs. Brown is pleasantly remembered in Slater as the former Miss Betty Ramsey. She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Ramsey, both of whom are employees of Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Townsend are receiving congratulations on the arrival of a son, George Lafayette, at the Wood Memorial Clinic on December 5. The baby weighed 7 lb. 14 oz. at birth.

Mrs. Townsend is the former Miss Sarah Mae Merritt.

Mr. Townsend operates a grocery store near Caesar's Head.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bates announce the birth of a daughter on November 13. The baby, weighing 6 lb. 10 oz. at birthm has been named Norma Jean.

Mrs. Bates is the former Miss Isabell Martin, and Mrs. Bates is a farmer of the Cleveland section.

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Whitmire ar the parents of a son, born at the Wood Memorial Clinic on December 5. The little boy has been named Ronald Earl.

Mrs. Whitmire is the former Miss Estelle Poole of Greenville.

Mr. Whitmire is affiliated with the P. D. Jarrard & Sons stores of Marietta.

Rev. and Mrs. G. H. Lawson are receiving congratulations on the arrival of a daughter at the Wood Memorial Clinic on December 8. At birth, the little girl weighed 8 lb.

Mrs. Lawson is the former Miss Lillian Donman of Greenville.

Rev. Lawson was pastor of the Renfrew Baptist Church for quite a while, but recently resigned to assume the pastorate of the Holston Creek Church. While at Renfrew, Rev. Lawson was frequent visitor in Slater, and on a number of occasions participated in study courses and revival meetings at the Slater Baptist Church.

The way to fight a woman is with your hat. Grab it and run. - John Barrymore.

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V. 4 No. 11 - The Slater News

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[Across all Columns] PERFECTION IN TEXTILES — A SLATER FAMILY TRADITION SINCE 1790 THE SLATER NEWS Vol. 4 Slater, S.C, June 6, 1946 No. 11

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

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

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President Urges Home Gardens Again This Year

The President urges the Nation's home gardeners to continue this year their efforts which added so much to the National food supply during the war. Following a conference with Secretary of Agriculture Clinton P. Anderson, it was decided, in view of the worldwide food shortage, to ask gardeners of this country to produce and conserve food which will help to replace food especially needed for shipment abroad.

Secretary Anderson has arranged to call a conference of national garden leaders at an early date. He has appointed Paul C. Stark, of Louisiana, Mo., as Director of the National Garden Program and head of a committee to plan Department of Agriculture activities in this field. This committee will also work out plans for a broader long-time program which will include improvement of home surroundings in both rural and urban areas.

Mr. Stark was in charge of the Department of Agriculture's Victory Garden program last year. Last August he was appointed by Secretary Anderson as Director of Food Distribution Programs Branch of the Department's Production and Marketing Administration. In addition to his duties in this position, Mr. Stark will coordinate and direct the national gardening program, and also maintain liason with other agencies involved, both government and private. The program will be carried forward in the various localities by working through the State Extension Services and other established agencies.

Commenting on the plans for this year, the President said: "During the war period, gardening further demonstrated its value to our people in many ways. The splendid response to the appeal for more homeproduced food was an important factor in making it possible during the war for the people of this country to be better fed than before the war while supplying the best-fed fighting forces in the world and providing essential food supplies to our allies. The threat of starvation in many parts of the world and the urgent need for food from this country emphasize the importance of continued effort to add to our total food supply this year.

"A continuing program of gardening will be of great benefit to our people. In addition to the contribution gardens make to better nutritian, their value in providing outdoor phy-

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[photo of employees of Weave Room, No. 1, spans columns 2-4, top section] Shown above is the group from Weave Room No. 1, Job 3, second shift, under Overseer W. W. Stephenson, who participated 100 per cent in the recent Safety Slogan Contest. They are as follows: First row: Thomas Hughes, Robbie Leatherwood, Janie Cody, Grace Dodson, W. W. Stephenson. Second row: Claudell Henson, Jr., Hollis Peterson, William Coggins, Haskell Jones, Tom Hawkins. Third row: Harold Dodson, Ernest Jones, Chester Davis, Richard Williams. Fourth row: Fred Dunn, Aaron Ferguson, Sherman Moore, William Hall.

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The "Good Will Club" of the Preparation Department's third shift held their second get-together on Saturday, May 18, at Paris Mountain State

(Con't. on page 2, col. 3) ________________________ Ex Army Nurse Returns to Work

Miss Margaret Yongue, Registered Nurse, recently returned to Slater after serving eighteen months as a nurse in the U. S. Army. She received her discharge on March 4, 1946.

Miss Yongue is a native of Bowman, S. C., and received her training at the Nurses' Training School of the South Carolina Baptist Hospital in Columbia, where she was graduated in December, 1943.

Upon her return to Slater, Miss Yongue became assistant to W. Earle Reid, supervisor of the Industrial Vision Program for the Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc. In addition to helping with the Ortho-Rater Program, she will assist with first aid and with emergency cases in the plant.

Before entering service, Miss Yongue was employed as a nurse at the Wood Memorial Clinic. A host of friends welcome her return to Slater and wish for her a great deal of success as she works with the expanded health program for the employees of the plant.

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Slater Men Hear Dr. Carl Shephard

Four representatives of the Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc. heard Dr. Carl F. Shephard, of Chicago, as he spoke at the 44th Annual Meeting of the South Carolina Optometric Association in Greenville on Monday, May 27.

Dr. Shephard is assistant dean of Northern Illinois College of Optometry, and spoke on the subject "Vision Training and New Developments in Optometry." Dr. Shephard is especially interest in the In-

(Con't. on page 2, col. 4) ________________________ L. P. Hollis to Speak To Slaterites Tonight

Superintendant L. P. Hollis, of the Parker School District, will speak tonight at Slater Hall at 8:00 o'clock to the members of the Slater-Marietta Civic Club, and all other interested parties, concerning the formation of a Parent-Teacher Association here at Slater.

Mr. Hollis is well-known in the field of educational activities and has had much experience in community affairs throughout his career, including Parent-Teacher Association work. Leaders of the Civic Club feel that they are fortunate indeed in securing the services of so able a speaker.

The public is cordially intited to hear Mr. Hollis, and it is hoped that a large audience will be on hand to hear him.

[headline spans columns 4-5] Slater-Marietta School Graduates Seventeen At Annual Commencement

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Mrs. Bennie Bradberry has given three very interesting books to the Slater Library. The titles are "Hard Facts" by Howard Spring, "Great Son" by Edna Ferber, and "Captain From Castille" by Samuel Shellabarger. These books have rated high among "best sellers," and all three are reviewed in "Book Review Digest," a publication of the H. W. Wilson Company.

In reviewing "Hard Facts" by Spring, the "Book Review Digest" states: "This first volume of a projected trilogy tells the story of a foundling and early years of the weekly paper, Hard Facts. Its owner and promoter, a small-time job printer, Daniel Dunkerley, is one but only one of the leading characters; others are Alec Dillworth, editor, his sister, Elsie, and the young clergyman, Theo Crystal, who falls in love with Elsie. As a background to the story of these interwoven lives is a picture of Manchester, England in the 1880's."

In discussing "Great Son" by Edna Ferber, the "Book Review Digest" for 1945 says it is "A chronicle of four genera-

(Con't. on page 2, col. 3) ________________________ Natural Rubber Shipments Upped

Shipments of natural rubber to the U. S. from three Middle American countries are increasing, according to recent reports from the U. S. Department of Commerce. Panama exported 514,000 pounds of rubber to the U. S. during the first eight months in 1945. In one month —October, 1945—the tiny republic of El Salvador shipped almost 5,000 pounds of the vitally needed product. The government of Costa Rica ananounces that its new rubber acerages will reach maturity within one or two years, which will multiply present production totals.

News of increasing shipments is being welcomed in American business, government and agriculture circles. When Japaneses conquests cut off Far Eastern sources of the product, the U. S. Department of Agriculture, in cooperation with the United States Fruit Company, reintroduced rubber to this hemisphere and conducted experimental plantings of the crop.

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The 1945-46 session of SlaterMarietta High School came to a close on Thursday night, May 23, when seventeen boys and girls were presented State High School Diplomas by J. H. Barnett, Superintendent of the school.

Preceding the final exercises, the annual sermon was delivered Sunday morning, May 19, by the Reverend M. C. Patterson, pastor of the Third Presbyterian Church of Greenville. The graduating address was delivered by Dr. B. Rhett Turnipseed, Superintendent of the Greenville District of the South Carolina Methodist Conference.

During the graduating exercises Thursday night, a number of awards were presented by Mr. J. F. Whatley, County Superintendent of Education, and Mr. F. J. Brannon, Jr., of Slater. Medals were presented to the following pupils:

Best all-round senior boy— Dillard Veal Best All-round senior girl— Kathleen Nelson.

(Donated by Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc.) __________ Best all-round Home Economics pupil—Mildred Shelton. Best Mathematics pupil — Betty Talley. Best Science pupil — Betty Vassey. Best 7th grade Civics pupil— Madge Burgess. Best Typing pupil—Kathleen Nelson. Best Shorthand pupil—Fannie Mae Burton. Public school music—Caroline Dixon. Grammar school citizenship —Herbert Farthing.

(Donated by Slater Community Association.) __________ High School declamation— Dillard Veal. High School expression—Mildred Connor. High School English—Betty Talley. Grammar School declamation —Jesse White. Grammar School expression —Vivian Hughes.

(Donated by Slater-Marietta School.) __________ Senior History—Hines Richardson, Jr.

(Donated by Hale's Jewelry Company.) __________ High School scholarship — Billy Vassey.

(Donated by Mr. F. G. Hamblen.) __________ The Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc., scholarships were awarded by Mr. J. A. White,

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Mr. and Mrs. Morris Stroud are the proud parents of a daughter. The little girl has been named Virginia Gale and was born May 16 at Coleman's Hospital.

Two of our veterans have received promotions recently. They are Avery McCall from Filling Boy to Weaver and Darrell D. Toby from Loom Fixer to Overseer. We wish them both success in their new work.

We welcome Howard Stephens as Loom Fixer. We are also glad to have Ruford McClain back at work.

Miss Louise Booth of Augusta, Georgia, was a recent weekend guest of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Gunter. Miss Booth is Mrs. Gunter's sister.

Mr. and Mrs. Mays Stroud attended the wedding of Mrs. Stroud's niece, Miss Grace Foster, to Mr. Fred Batson on May 18 in Greenville.

Nellie Barnette and friends were recent visitors in Brevard, N. C.

We welcome Charles Lowe and Boyce Pack back to work with us. Both men are veterans.

We welcome Tom Childress, who has been recently discharged from the Navy, back to work again.

Miss Janie Cody and Tom Shelton recently motored to North Carolina.

Mrs. Frank Williams, from Canton, N. C. visited Mr. and Mrs. Joe Capps recently.

A. W. Moon spent the past weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Roy Daniel and family.

Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Burrell were delighted to have an overnight guest, Mrs. Willis Warren, who is a returned missionary from North Africa. She is a former Greenville girl known to countless friends as Della West before marriage.

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Miss Pearl Price spent Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Strickland and family.

We hated to see L. W. Ivey go back to California. He is a very good loom fixer, but it seems as if we weren't lucky enough to keep him.

Jack Harvey has been on the sick list for several days. Glad you are back at work, Jack.

Mrs. Bernice Foster was all smiles last week for her son, Cpl. Joe E. Foster, came home to stay a few days.

We are glad to have L. E. Smith, loom fixer, back at work with us on the second shift in Weave Room 2. We believe he likes Slater too well to stay away long.

Mr. K. W. Yeomans is out from work to rest awhile. We hope he will be back at work with us soon, as everyone misses him.

Second shift employees in Weave Room 2 wish to congratulate James Allison, who recently received a two dollar bonus for having less seconds. He seems very proud too. James, keep that good work up!

Miss Sollie Cox seems to enjoy motoring to the mountains on Sunday afternoon.

Lonnie and Vester Crowe and Jim Hendrix had very good luck on May 4 when they went on a fishing trip. When the fish started to bite, believe it or not, they caught blue catfish 18 inches long. As they were cooking their fish, other fishermen passed by with their mouths watering. They enjoyed the trip so much they are planning another soon and will carry their families.

We all regret that Mrs. Gladys Garrett is out sick, but hope she will soon be back at work.

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Slater Observes Mothers Day

Mothers' Day really began for Slater mothers this year on Saturday evening when little children couldn't keep their Mothers' Day gifts any longer.

And it ended Sunday evening when the mothers closed their eyes on a day when their hearts had been filled with a queer mixture of pride and love.

The hours in between consisted of happy surprises and loving gifts.

Of the wearing of red or white flowers as Slaterites went to their individual churches.

Of Sunday School lessons discussed around the theme of mothers own duties and privileges.

Of church programs arranged in special tribute to mothers.

Of Sunday dinners prepared and served by mothers' hands.

Of young mothers looking into the future and dreaming of their children's success and fame.

Of old mothers looking into the past and recalling the days and nights of anxiety and wor-

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ry, and the moments of prideful joy as they watched their children grow and develop.

But perhaps the true meaning of the day was best expressed by the pastor of one of our local churches when he said— "Mothers are the greatest moulders of character in the world, and character is man's greatest asset." ____________________________ Natural Rubber (Con't. from page 1, col. 4)

The United Fruit Company's Department of New Crops carried forward long-range research on high-yielding strains of rubber trees. Its findings were made available to this Government, as well as to the Governments and citizen-farmers of the ten countries of Middle America.

Reports from Middle American plantations indicate that the rubber plant has been thriving well in its native soil. American warborn enterprise is now paying off dividends both for Middle America's economy and U. S. peace-time needs for natural rubber.

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Theatre Guide

June 7, 1946 "SPIRAL STAIRCASE" Starring Dorothy McGuire George Brent Ethel Barrymore __________ June 8, 1946 "BANDIT OF SHERWOOD FOREST" Starring Cornel Wilde Anita Louise __________ June 10, 1946 "SHOCK" Starring Lynn Bari Vincent Price __________ June 14, 1946 "MY REPUTATION" Starring Barbara Stanwyck George Brent __________ June 15, 1946 "APOLOGY FOR MURDER" Starring Ann Savage Hugh Beaumont __________ June 17, 1946 "DOLL FACE" Starring Vivian Blaine Dennis O'Keefe Perry Como ____________________________ President Urges (Con't. from page 1, col. 1)

sical exercise, recreation, and relaxation from the strain of modern life is widely recognized. The Department of Agriculture through a long-time garden program can do much to encourage more attractive home surroundings and improved community development, and can provide a large body of citizens with much needed assistance in home gardening." ___________________________ [photo of employees working with skylight grading, spans bottom of col. 3-5] Skylight grading is comparatively new here at Slater. In this picture can be seen a number of cloth graders operating skylight grading frames. In this operation the cloth is graded as it passes before lights in front of the operator instead of over the top of the grading frame as in the other method used here.

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[Boxed] Local Man Talks On Radio Program

Robert H. Atkinson, Industrial Relations Manager of this company, was heard on the Coca-Cola Sports Parade Saturday night, May 11, at 6:00 p.m. over Radio Station WFBC in Greenville.

In an interview, Mr. Atkinson discussed the various activities at Slater which contribute to the recreation and welfare of the employees of Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc.

This program is sponsored daily by Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Greenville, and features discussions by different institutions in this territory, such as was in the case of the interview with Mr. Atkinson.


new library member. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Ramey and attended the local grammar school during the past session. We are glad to have Eva Jean and hope that she will come to the library often.

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Tommy Ballenger is a new member of the Boys' Library Club. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Ballenger of Slater. Tommy's brother, Jerry Mack, has been a member of Boys' Club for some time. In fact, he is almost a "graduate" of the club, and it was he who brought Tommy to the library. We are happy to have Tommy, both as a club member and a new library member.


"Keep your wagon hitched to a star, but always have your bag packed ready to shift stars at a moment's notice," Horace Fletcher once said to William Dana Orcutt.


"Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember it didn't work for the rabbit!"— R. E. Shay.

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The Slater News again welcomes back former servicemen to our plant. The list for this issue is as follows:

Herbert Landreth

Landreth began working here as a supply clerk in 1940, and was employed in that same job when called to service in January, 1941. He served in the European theater 38 months, and took an active part in two major campaigns, one in the Rhineland and one in Northern France. At the time of his discharge in October, 1945, Herbert was Staff Sergeant. He returned to work with us the following month but left our employ in December to accept a job in Florida.

Luther Lee Holden

When called into service in March, 1944, Holden was working here as a weaver. He was inducted at Fort Jackson, S. C., and after receiving four months of training in the States, he was sent overseas to serve 17 months in the Pacific theater. While overseas, he participated in two major campaigns, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Luther was discharged from the Army in October, 1945 and returned to work at this plant as a weaver the following month. However, he left our employ shortly after to accept work elsewhere.

Walter H. Cothran

Walter worked in the Weaving Department of this plant before entering service with the Army in December, 1942. He served with the 817th Chemical Company and spent 21 months in the European area, where he saw active duty in Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe. Soon after receiving his honorable discharge in November, 1945, he returned to work at this plant on his old job. Due to illness in his family, he quit working here December 11, 1945.

James J. Stewart

This man was employed as a weaver prior to his induction into service with the Army in April, 1944. He was inducted at Fort Bragg, N. C., and after receiving five months of training in the States, he was shipped overseas to serve 11 months in the European theater of operations. Here he saw action in two major battles. Stewart received his honorable discharge in November, 1945 and returned to work here as a weaver in December.

Butler Lee Sprouse

Butler was employed as a cloth doffer before entering service with the Army in June, 1944. He remained in the States for four months before going overseas. He served eight months overseas and was in six major campaigns in the E. T. O. but escaped being injured. He was discharged November 1, 1945 and returned to his old job at Slater in that same month.

Boyce C. Darnell

Boyce began working for us as a cloth doffer in March, 1942, but had been promoted to weaver when he was called to service in December, 1942. He served with the infantry three years, one of which was

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spent overseas. While on active duty in Germany, he was seriously wounded by machine gun bullets in the left leg. He spent eight months in an English hospital recuperating from his wounds. Darnell was a Staff Sergeant when discharged in November, 1945. He returned here to work as a weaver in that same month, but since has left our employ.

John W. Morgan

This veteran worked as a filling hauler at our plant prior to his induction into the Navy in January, 1945. He was inducted at Fort Jackson, S. C. and was then sent to Bainbridge, Md., for his basic training. He was given an honorable discharge May 21, 1945 because of ill helath. John came back to work with us in August, 1945, but has now left our employ.

Howard F. Wyatt

Ex-Sgt. Wyatt began working with Slater in 1939, and was employed as a loom fixer when he entered service with the Army in July, 1943. While in service, he served with a tank outfit. He received his honorable discharge in July, 1945 and came back to work with us the latter part of that month. Howard left Slater in August, 1945 to take a job as Weaver Room Overseer in Danville, Va.

Eugene Harris

Eugene began working with us in 1942, and was working as a cloth doffer when called to service in 1945. He was inducted at Fort Bragg, N. C. and served with a tank division during his stay in the Army.

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He was given a discharge on October 8, 1945 and returned to his old job here on October 26, 1945. ________________________ ' " The other fellow's sins, like the other fellow's car lights, aways appear more glaring tha our own." — Wisconsin Della Events. __________________________ "Peace is different from butter and lamb chops. The more people want it, the more there is to go around."—Gracie Allen.

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[photo of Mr. Popenoe with agriculture students in Honduras, spans top of cols. 2-3] DR. WILSON POPENOE instructing students at the School of Pan American Agriculture in Honduras in cultivating new crops that are being popularized through widely distributed circulars.

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When the postman makes his appointed rounds in rural Middle America, he is more likely to deliver a leaflet written in simple Spanish than a mail-order catalogue or a letter from Aunt Rosa. The leaflet will teach the farmer a new skill, or it will tell him about some new wrinkle in agriculture. By following the expert instructions, Mr. Middle American Farmer can increase the yield of his land and advance to a higher income bracket.

The spadework for these unusual circulars is being done cooperatively by the United States Department of Agriculture and officials of the Guatamalan, El Salvadorean, and Nicaraguan governments, together with progressive interests such as the United Fruit Company. Their experimental plantations are carrying on research aimed at making the small farmer's lot a happier one by improving his diet, preventing crop diseases, encouraging better

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planting practices, and avoiding disastrous erosion. The major objective, however, is to develop new tropical crops. These are not competitive with northern products.

Dr. Wilson Popenoe, director of the school of Pan American Agriculture in Honduras, has won wide acclaim for his School's part in this crop diversification program. Endowed and maintained by the United Fruit Company, the School has undertaken extensive experiments in natural rubber, oil grasses and palm oils, fibers, insecticides such as rotenone, and various tropical woods. Students return home to the ten Middle American republics trained to grow an astonishing variety of crops. Thanks to these graduates, and to the circulars, R.F.D. Middle America is rapidly becoming a storehouse of new tropical products of increasing importance in the U.S.A. ________________________________ [column 3, middle section]

School Graduates (Con't. from page 1, col. 5)

Chairman of the Board of Trustees, to four graduates. Clelle Buchanan and Billy Vassey were awarded scholarships to Clemson College, and Ray Johnson and Kathleen Nelson received scholarships to Furman University.

Those receiving diplomas were: Elizabeth Ballenger, Marion Brown, Clelle Buchannan, Fred Cashion, Bryson Cole, Angela Hunt, Ray Johnson, Billy Knight, Frances Miller, Kathleen Nelson, Elsie Pittman, J. D. Pridmore, H. S. Richardson, Jr., Ophelia Riley, Charles Robinson, Dillard Veal, and Billy Vassey.

The class salutatorian was Frances Miller, and the valedictorian was Billy Vassey.

Special music for both programs was under the direction of Miss Kathleen Farnsworth, music teacher in the school.

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In a well-played ball game at the Slater Ball Park on Monday, May 27, the Slater Baseball Team defeated the team of Judson Mill in Greenville by the score of 9 to 3.

Perry Rampey, recently returned veteran of the Slater outfit, pitched good ball allowing only 6 hits to the visitors. Cashion gathered 14 hits off the delivery of Landreth, the Judson hurler.

Leading hitters for the Slater Nine were Dudley, the 3rd baseman, with 3 hits out of 4 times at bat, and William Cashion, the Slater catcher, who also made 3 hits out of 4 times at bat.

The box score for this game is as follows:

Judson AB R H E
Sparks, lf 4 1 1 0
Duffie, 2b 2 0 0 0
Campbell, c 4 0 0 0
Fowler, 3b 4 0 2 0
McGill, 1b 4 1 0 1
Landreth, p 4 0 1 0
Miller, cf 3 0 0 0
J. Taylor, rf 3 1 1 1
Knight, ss 3 0 1 2
Totals 31 3 6 4
Slater AB R H E
P. Ledford, ss 5 2 0 1
Dudley, 3b 4 2 3 2
Ellenberg, rf 3 1 1 0
L. McCall, rf 1 0 1 0
H. Taylor, 1b 5 1 2 0
Cashion, c 4 1 3 0
B. McCall, cf 4 0 0 0
A. Ledford, 2b 4 1 1 0
Toby, lf 3 0 1 0
Hall, lf 1 0 0 0
Rampey, p 3 1 2 0
Totals 37 9 14 3
Judson ......... 101 000 100—3 Slater ........... 221 300 01—9

In a fast exhibition baseball game played at Slater on May 29 between Slater and Lyman, of the Western Carolina League, Slater emerged the victor by a lopsided score of 10 to 3.

The three Slater pitchers, Rampey, Bliss McCall and Taylor, gave up 12 hits but kept them well scattered, and time and again Lymanites were left stranded on bases as the Slater pitchers bored down in the clutches.

Aubrey Ledford, Slater's second baseman, had a perfect day at bat with 4 hits out of 4 times at bat, one of them being a double. Perry Rampey, Slater pitcher, also had a perfect day at bat, with 2 hits out of 2 times up, with one of his also being a double. The best hitter presented by the visitors was Yeargin, the Lyman shortstop, with 3 hits out of 5 times at bat.

The box score for this game is as follows:

Slater AB R H E
P. Ledford, ss 5 2 2 0
Dudley, 3b 5 1 2 0
Ellenburg, rf 5 1 1 1
Taylor, 1b, p 4 0 0 0
W. Cashion, c 4 1 1 0
E. Cashion, c 1 0 0 0
Puckett, ss 4 0 1 3
A. Ledford, 2b 4 2 4 0
Toby, cf 1 2 0 0
L. McCall, cf 0 0 0 0
Rampey, p 2 1 2 0
B. McCall, p 0 0 0 0
Hall, 1b 0 0 0 0
Totals 35 10 13 4
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Lyman AB R H E
Hendrix, 3b 5 2 1 0
Beasley, 1b 4 0 2 0
Yeargin, ss 5 0 3 2
Giles, rf 5 0 1 0
Swann, cf 4 0 1 0
Farrow, 2b 5 0 1 0
Casey, c 3 0 1 1
Calvert, c 1 1 0 0
Pinson, lf 3 0 0 0
Culbreath, p 2 0 0 0
Smith, p 3 0 1 0
Totals 38 3 12 3
Lyman ......... 101 010 001—3 Slater ........... 031 302 01—10

In a practice game between the American League Juniors and Slater, Slater emerged the victor by a score of 6 to 5. The game was a practice game for the youngsters, who will compose the American Legion Baseball Team for Greenville County this coming summer.

To make the contest more even, Slater did not use its regular pitchers, in order to give the youngsters a break and plenty of practice.

The game was interesting, however, and was enjoyed by a number of Slater fans who were present to cheer their team to victory. The score by innings is as follows:

Jrs............000 301 100 5 9 1
Slater........101 020 20 6 10 1
In the regular Piedmont Textile Baseball League game scheduled June 1 between Slater and Renfrew, there was no contest as Jupiter Plusious won the decision after one inning had been played, with Slater leading by a score of 5 to 0.

The two teams agreed to meet on Monday, June 3, to play off the game, but this game ended in a 10 to 10 tie with Umpire Evatt calling the game in the 10th inning, the score being 13 to 10 in favor of Slater, because of rain. Since the game was called before Renfrew could have their inning to bat, the score reverted to the count at the end of the 9th inning, which was 10 to 10, and thus ened in a tie.

The game was slow and marred by bickering on the part of players of both teams.

The game was played under protest by Manager Cashion of the Slater team, and at this writing it is not known when the two teams will again meet to play off the tie.

Third baseman, Marion Dudley, of the Slater team, suffered a broken collar bone in a collision with a Renfrew runner at third base late in this game. At last reprorts, Dudley was resting comfortably at the Greenville General Hospital.

The score of this contest by innings is given below.

Slater...........000 601 210 10 16 5
Renfrew.......040 0003 300 10 11 4
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[Across all Columns] PERFECTION IN TEXTILES — A SLATER FAMILY TRADITION SINCE 1790 THE SLATER NEWS Vol. 4 Slater, S.C, July 18, 1946 No. 13

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

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

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Vision Program Well Underway At Slater Plant

Much progress has been made with the Ortho-Rater Program here at Slater, according to W. Earle Reid, who is in charge of this work. Mr. Reid states that a great many of the employees have already been tested, and he is now in the process of completing the job so that 100 per cent of the employees will have received their eye tests.

The eye-testing instrument is a product of Bausch and Lomb Optical Company and is used to test the vision of the employees. It is not a machine to determine whether or not a person needs glasses, as it merely records the ability of a person to see. Production records and ratings by overseers of employees are combined together with the results obtained in the eye tests, and from this information a standard or norm is compiled by Purdue University for each occupation classification of the plant. A profile is made and the cards, recording the eye tests of employees, are graded by this profile. Those definately below the standard for the occupation classification are referred to their choice of a panel of doctors and optometrists for further study to see if their vision can be corrected. The expense of the eye examination is borne by the Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc. under the following conditions.

1. Only those employees whose visual skills are found to be "considerably below" the standard for the job on which they are working will receive the free eye examinations.

2. No employee is to referred to an eye doctor (and receive this free examination) until he has received his written report stating that his visual skills were considerably below the standard at the time his eyes were tested.

3. Each employee, who has been advised that his visual skills are considerably below standard, must have a company authorization, properly signed, to give the doctor who administers the eye examination.

4. Also, in order to receive the benefit of a free eye examination, the employee must see one of the ten doctors on the list approved by the Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc.

5. Those employees whose visual skills are found to be just slightly below the standard for their work, (those checked in paragraph No. 2 on the Eye Test Report) are not to be referred to an eye doctor until all those whose visual skills are considerably below the standard have received proper eye attention.

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[photo of Mr. Reid testing eyesight the Ortho-Rater tester, spans columns 2-3] The above picture shows the Ortho-Rater in action. The Ortho-Rater is an instrument to test the visual skills of employees of the Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc. Here W. Earle Reid, Tester, is testing the eyes of Miss Christine Stockton, an employee of Weave Room No. 3.


The week of Daily Vacation Bible School held at Slater Baptist Church ended on Friday, June 14, and the commencement exercises were held the following Sunday evening.

The average attendance was 119, inclusive of three general officers, 16 faculty members and 100 pupils.

The commencement exercises consisted in part of a regular day's activities of Bible School work and included the processional, the pledges to the flags and the Bible, the worship period, and character story.

This was followed by a demonstration from each department from the Nursery through the Intermediate groups illustrating the trend of their work throughout the week.

At the conclusion of the program, the congregation was permitted to view the articles of handiwork that had been completed by the Bible School pupils. There were notebooks, scrap books, posters, flower stands, airplanes, and needle work.

Mrs. Charles T. Thompson was principal of the school. She expressed her appreciation for the good attendance and for the splendid cooperation on the part of parents.

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Slater Spends Quiet Holiday

Residents of the village of Slater spent an uneventful Fourth of July as far as festivities were concerned. Some stayed home and entertained relatives, while others visited relatives in other places. Some attended amusements in Greenville and elsewhere; however, those remaining at Slater found it a quiet place.

Workers had been given a week off, and in most instances had received a week's pay. Others who had been on the job for almost five years or longer received larger checks.

The drug store and cafe observed Sunday hours in that they opened about 9:00 o'clock in the morning and closed at 3:00. However, the druggist was on duty and subject to call at any time he was needed.

The theater was operated on Monday, Friday and Saturday nights as usual. Theater Manager Oglesby stated the attendance was somewhat off; however, he felt that the theater was justified in being open, as it gave those remaining in Slater some diversion during the week.

About the only person really working during the week of

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Mr. T. R. Addington has very kindly remembered our library by donating four books. All of these books are written by Zane Grey, and the titles are as follows: "Western Union," "The Hash Knife Outfit," "Wild Horse Mesa," and "Majesty's Rancho.

The book, "Western Union," will especially appeal to the reader who likes a Western Story generously sprinkled with bits of history. In this story, the hero affiliated himself with a group of Westerners who were carrying forward Western Union's line of communication. The story is filled with such peril and excitement as fights against outlaws, warfare with hostile Indians, buffalo stampedes, and prairie fires.

"The Hash Knife Outfit" is a story of a feud between two cattle outfits, the Diamond and the Hash Knife. To make the story even more exciting, a traitor is discovered in the Hash Knife Outfit and his associates see that he meets his end. Those who like to read a bloody and ruthless story will want to read "The Hash Knife Outfit."

If you like romance, you will especially enjoy "Wild Horse Mesa." It is the unusual story of the hunt for a wild horse. But this stallion was more than a horse; to a man he was the symbol of all adventure, and to a girl, the symbol of her romance. The attractive heroine, with her father and a resolute party, set forth to find Wild Horse Mesa. Many interesting things take place before the story reaches a conclusion. Many readers consider this story the best romance Zane Grey has written.

"Majesty's Rancho" is the fast-moving story of a young cowboy, Lance Sidney, who found a job on a ranch in Arizona. Lance was in love with Madge Stewart, daughter of the owner of the ranch. The book tells of how Lance introduced new ways and new life on the ranch which had suffered badly from a depression and from the toll taken by cattle rustlers. Adventure, suspense, and thrills take place when Madge is kidnapped by a group of rustlers. You will want to read "Majesty's Rancho."

Our readers who enjoy Zane Grey's books will appreciate the thoughtfullness that Mr. Addington has shown in donating these books to the library.

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[headline, spans columns 4 & 5] German Scientists Employed By U. S. To Learn Secrets of Modern Warfare

Some 160 German scientists are now in the United States working on military projects including captured German equipment including rockets, buzz bombs, jet-propelled planes and aerodynamic research instruments. Secretary of War Robert P. Patterson has announced. The importation of approximately 120 others is contemplated under a program originally established shortly after V-E Day to aid the thenproposed offensive against Japan.

The original plan called for large scale utilitzation of German experts, but was cut back radically following the Japanese surrender. The scientists now here are representative specialists who played a dominant role in fields where German progress was significant and were selected from a group of approximately 6,000 specialists considered.

Under the program, only those scientists who volunteer for service in the United States are brought over. While here they will receive a nominal amount from which they will pay expenses such a loging and food, and are under strict supervision of Army and Navy personnel. The scientists are brought to the United States only if their fullest exploitation cannot be carried out in Europe. No scientists who are alleged war criminals are brought to the United States.

While there are several additional fields of military research represented in the

(Con't. on page 3, col. 4) _________________________ Sunday School Class Holds Annual Elections

The T. E. L. Class of Slater Baptist Sunday School held its regular monthly class meeting on Tuesday evening, June 25. at the home of Mrs. Clyde Tilley.

Mrs. Grace Arms brought the devotional, and during the business session new officers were elected for the coming year.

Those elected were: President, Mrs. Delia Miller; VicePresident, Mrs. Henson; Secretary, Mrs. J. G. Vickers; Treasurer, Mrs. H. S. Richardson; Assistant Secretary, Mrs. L. T. Scarce; Group Captains, Mrs. Frank Merrill, Mrs. Pearl Ledford, Mrs. Bessie Hill, and Mrs. Claude Sprouse.

During the social hour the hostess, assisted by her daughters, Mrs. Frank Merrill and Miss Mary Ann Tilley, servied a delicious salad course.

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Some years ago the following exquisite verses appeared in Public Opinion, London. They surely have in them power to gently touch every heart and to soothe the weary. It is but one of the many beautiful forms of the story of a life lived according to faith in God.

"Rock of Ages cleft for me—" Thoughtlessly the maiden sung; Fell the words unconsciously From the girlish, guileless tongue; Sung as little children sing, Sung as sing the birds in June; Fell the words as light leaves down On the current of the tune— "Rock of Ages, cleft for me, Let me hide myself in Thee."

"Rock of Ages, cleft for me—" Felt her soul no need to hide, Sweet the song as song could be, And she had no thought beside; All the words unheedingly Fell from lips untouched by care, Dreamed not than that each night be On some other lips a prayer— "Rock of Ages, cleft for me, Let me hide myself in Thee."

"Rock of Ages, cleft for me—" 'Twas a woman sung them now; Sung them slow and wearily— Wan hand on her aching brow. Rode the song as storm-tossed bird Beats with weary wing the air; Every note with sorrow stirred, Every syllable a prayer— "Rock of Ages, cleft for me, Let me hide myself in Thee."

"Rock of Ages, cleft for me—" Lips grown aged sung the hymn Trusting and tenderly; Voices grown weak and eyes grown dim— "Let me hide myself in Thee," Trembling though the voice and low, Ran the sweet strain peacefully, Like a river in its flow; Sung as only they can, Who life's thorny paths have pressed; Sure as only they can sing, Who behold the promised rest— "Rock of Ages, cleft for me, Let me hide myself in Thee."

"Rock of Ages, cleft for me—" Sung above a coffin lid; Underneath all restfully, All life's joys and sorrows hid, Could the sightless, sunken eys, Closed beneath the soft white hair; Could the mute and stiffened lips Move again in pleading prayer, Still, aye still, the words would be— Let me hide myself in Thee." —Copied from "Ware Shoals Life" ___________________ "A man is only half himself; his friends are the other half." —Joseph Fort Newton, River of Years. _________________ "A man is getting older when he is going to feel just as well as he ever did in a day or two."—Banking. _________________ "Love is like war, you begin when you like and leave off when you can."— Swanson Newsette.

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[National Safety Council Cartoon, spans columns 2-4, top section] WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE? [series of sketches] [man carrying too many boxes] [man running with ladder] [2 men running with a board in between them] [man picking up box incorrectly] [man pouring large container of Nitric Acid into little jar] [man wheeling a full wheelbarrow up precariously balanced plank] [man working uncarefully with chain] NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL WALT DITZEN

Coconut Growers Use Entire Tree

Meatpackers boast that they make use of every part of a pig except the squeal. But the coconut growers of Middle America can top that claim. Everything connected with a palm tree is useful—with no exceptions. Statisticians count at least 1,000 ways in which this graceful tree benefits humanity.

The leaves and trunk of the coconut-bearing palm tree are used for houses and furniture. The shell of the nut furnishes a fiber, called coir. Coconut milk offers cool refreshment even when the tropical sun beats down on the tree. When fresh, the meat of the nut is used for food and candies. When dried, it is known as copra—an important source of oil. Coconut oil enters our daily life in the form of soap, shampoos, cosmetics, shaving cream, candies, cooking fats, candles, special lubricants, polishes, dental creams, oleomargarine, and hundreds of other necessities.

When war broke out in the Far East, the United States was cut off from its chief source of coconuts. Quick action in nearby Middle America saved the day. Several coconut plantations were speedily developed by agronomists of the United Fruit Company and others with an eye out for new crops that could be grown successfully by Middle American citizen-farmers. Today nuts and copra are being exported from Mexico, Nicaragua, Honduras, Cuba and Panama.

Middle America's production of coconut oil, together with other sources, supplies onequarter of the world's fats and oils, adding new luster to the coconut palm's honored title of "Man's most useful tree." _________________________ Sewing Circle: A group that darns more husbands than socks.—Des Moines Register.

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The Field Army member of the American Cancer Society is a volunteer service in the fight against cancer. When she knocks at your door she will seek to help you. To do this she will need your help in return.


—To learn the symptoms of early cancer.

—To get over your fear of cancer.

—By telling you where to go and what to do if you not suspicious symptoms.

—To prevent being misguided by fake "cures" and old wives' tales.

—To teach your family this vital cancer information so they too may benefit.


—By interesting yourself in the work of the Field Army.

—To volunteer some of your time for the Service Program which includes nursing aid, bandage making, clerical aid and transportation of indigent patients.

—Above all, to do what you can toward reducing cancer suffering and deaths.

—Help yourself by aiding the Field Army of


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Baseball Team Wins Three More In a well-played game closing the first half of the Piedmont Textile Baseball Leauge's schedule, the Slater team defeated Brandon, the winner of the first half, by the score of 3 to 2 behind the brilliant pitching of Bliss McCall, veteran right hander, who limited the Brandon Braves to 6 hits. Morgan, the Braves pitcher, also pitched a good game, allowing only 8 hits to the Cashionites. Manger E. P. Cashion of the Slater team entered the line-up and caught the entire game for Slater. "The old man of the squad" caught a good game and managed his team well during the game. He secured one of the 8 hits given up by Morgan. Dee Wilson, left fielder for the Slater nine, was the slugging star of this game with 2 hits out of 3 times at bat. Both teams played good ball afield, Brandon having 3 errors to their credit with one for Slater. The box score for this game follows:

Brandon AB R H E McAbee, ss--------4 0 0 1 Reid, rfs------------3 0 1 0 Wynn, 2b-----------4 1 1 0 Morgan, p----------3 1 1 0 Foster, cf------------4 0 1 0 Limbaugh, c-------3 0 1 0 Anders, lf-----------4 0 0 2 Rollins, 3b----------3 0 0 0 Byrd, 1b-------------3 0 1 0 - - - - Totals---- ------31 2 6 3

Slater AB R H E P. Ledford, ss-----4 1 1 0 Wilson, lf----------3 0 2 1 W. Cashion, rf----4 0 1 0 Taylor, 1b----------4 1 1 0 E. Cashion, c-----4 0 1 0 McMakin, 3b-----3 0 0 0 A. Ledford, 2b---4 0 1 0 Rampey, cf--------3 0 0 0 McCall, p----------3 1 1 0 - - - - Totals---- ------32 3 8 1

Brandon ----------000 200 000-2 Slater---------------000 120 00--3

Opening the second half of the Piedmont Textile Baseball League's schedule, Slater defeated Camperdown at Camperdown on June 29, 1946, by the score of 14 to 9. Bliss McCall, Slater hurler, gave up 10 hits in this encounter but kept them fairly well scattered. Erwin, Camperdown pitcher, was touched for a total of 20 hits, many of them being of the extra base variety. Leading the batting parade for Slater was Bud McMakin with 4 hits out of 6 times at bat, one of them being a mighty home run. Perry Rampsy, center fielder, also had 4 hits out of 6 times at bat, while Bliss McCall aided his cause with 3 hits out of 4 times at bat, one of them being a two bagger. Aubrey Led ford collected 3 hits out of 6 times at bat, with all of his being triples. The game was slow and marked by rain which threatened to interrupt the game; however, the rain stopped and the game continued. Wet baseballs and grounds contributed to the slowness of the game. The box score is as follows: Slater AB R H E P. Ledford, ss------5 2 1 2 Rampsey, cf--------6 3 4 0 A. Ledford, 2b-----6 2 3 1 Taylor, 1b-----------6 0 0 0 McMakin, 3b------6 2 4 0 W. Cashion, c-----6 1 2 1 Wilson, lf----------4 1 2 1 Ellenburg, rf------1 0 0 0 Toby, rf-------------4 1 1 0 McCall, p----------4 2 3 0 - - - - Totals---- ------48 14 20 5

Camperdown AB R H E McDowll, ss--------5 1 2 0 Dill, cf---------------4 2 1 0 J. Whitaker, rf-----5 1 1 0 Brezeal, 1b---------5 1 1 0 Burnett, 3b--------4 1 2 1 D. Whitaker, 2b--5 2 1 0 Burrell, 1f---------4 1 0 1 Davis, c------------5 0 1 0 Erwin, p-----------5 0 2 0 - - - - Totals---- ------42 9 10 2

Slater-----------000 030 553--14 Camperdown000 322 002---9

The game sheduled between Union Bleachery and Slater at Slater, originally scheduled for July 6, was played on July 9 at Slater, with Union Bleachery winning by the score of 1 to 0. This game was a pitchers' duel between R. Brooks of Union Bleachery and Bliss McCall of Slater, with honors being about equally divided. Both pitchers gave up 4 hits. McCall issued one base on ball and struck out 5, while Brooks walked none and struck out 7. The run scored by Union Bleachery was unearned and came in the third inning through an error. The game was well-played and interesting to the spectators. Batting honors went to Aubrey Ledford, of the Slater teram, with 2 hits out of 3 times a bat. The box score is as follows:

Union Bleachery AB R H E Heaton, rf-----------4 1 1 0 Turner, 3b-----------4 0 1 0 Miller, lf-------------4 0 0 0 Bishop, 2b----------3 0 1 0 Bell, 1b--------------4 0 0 0 Patterson, cf-------3 0 0 0 C. Brooks, c--------3 0 1 0 Belcher, ss----------3 0 0 0 R. Brooks, p--------3 0 0 0

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[headline, spans columns 1-2] GOINGS-ON - - - - - IN WEAVE ROOMS -

Dorothy Ables and Estelle Bolt visited their parents at Westminster Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. John Miller, of California, visited Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Miller recently.

The third shift welcomes Juanita Hand back to work.

Mr. and Mrs. Boyce Cox and family and Rev. and Mrs. L. A. McClure and family were the recent dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Miller.

Mr. and Mrs. Ollis Ward had as their dinner guests Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. David Tolley, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Tolley, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Tolley, Beatrice and Linnie Tolley and Evelyn Wrout, of Columbia. Cpl. Bert Jones, of the Greenville Army Air Base, was also present for the dinner.

Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Sprouse and family visited relatives in Piedmont and near Ware Shoals Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Boyce Smith, of Spartanburg, were the recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Canham.

Mr. and Mrs. O. T. Hopkins and Mary Elizabeth visited Mr. and Mrs. James B. Hopkins in Laurens last weekend.

Mrs. Jess Arms and Mis Lila Kate Arms spent the past weekend in Greer.

Friends of Delton Hall, small son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hall, will be glad to know that he is getting along nicely after having his tonsils removed.

Miss Juanita Crow has returned to work in No. 3 after having been out for some time.

We are all proud of the new paint job on the looms in No. 2. They look so much better and brighten the entire weave room.

Friends of Mrs. Willis Cathcart will be interested to know that she left recently for New Jersey to join her husband there.

Mrs. Lillie Vickers was a recent visiter in Chesnee, S. C.

We are glad to have Mrs. Ansel Garrett back at work after having been out sick.

Among new employees in No. 2 are Jess Donald Stroud, Whit Dale Burnett, Fred Cashion, Lafayette Bagwell.

We are sorry to learn that Mrs. M. A. Knox is ill at her home.

Paul Bell, Bety McMullan and some friends report a delightful trip to Laurens Sunday. They also enjoyed a picnic, and Paul enjoyed the chicken very much. He said, "Betty's mother can really fry chicken."

Miss Pearl Price spent the

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past weekend with Miss Evelyn Baughman in Greenville.

Second shift employees in Weave Room No. 2 wish to congratulate Mrs. Gladys Garrett for receiving a three dollar bonus last week for having less seconds and highest production. That is excellent work, Gladys. Keep it up!

Residents on First Street are delighted to have Mr. and Mrs. Dorsey Rice as their new neighbors.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Daniels and family, along with Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Cole and family spent the past Sunday at Table Rock.

Mrs. Bernice Foster is all smiles these days as she has a new grandson.

Neta Burrell and friends spent Sunday at Table Rock.

Mr. and Mrs. Davis Suratt and small daughter are visiting Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Suratt.

Miss Hazel Buchanan was a recent visitor of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Buchanan and family.

"Duck" Smith celebrated his birthday June 22. Happy Birthday, "Duck!"

Rev. and Mrs. Homer Couch and family, of Elizabethton, Tenn., visited friends and relatives here recently.

Mrs. Dovie Faust is visiting her husband's family in Cash, Ark.

Miss Lillian Chandler spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Chandler. She holds a position with Bell Telephone Company in Greenville.

Mr. and Mrs. George Earle Smith visited in Greenwood and Ware Shoals over the weekend.

Marcelle, Jimmy, and Gary Buchanan attended the birthday party given in honor of Sara Lou McCombs on Wednesday.

Third shift employees of Weave Room No. 2 regret to learn that Mrs. Lucille Chandler is quitting work.

Mr. and Mrs. Leeele E. Jones spent their vacation in Washington, D. C.

Misses Robbie and Bonelle Leatherwood spent their vacation in the hills of Tennessee.

Mr. Richard Williams and friends went to Buzzard Roost last Thursday for a fishing trip.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Stephenson and children spent the week in North Carolina with Mrs. Stephenson's mother, Mrs. Mattie Hobbs.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Dodson spent their vacation with Mrs. Dodson's parents, in Hartwell, Ga.

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Baseball Team (Con't. from page 4, col. 5)

Slater AB R H E
Hall, ss 3 0 0 0
P. Ledford, ss 1 0 0 1
Ellenburg, lf 4 0 0 1
W. Cashion, rf 4 0 0 0
Taylor, 1b 3 0 1 0
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E. Cashion, c 3 0 1 1
Rampey, cf 3 0 0 0
A. Ledford, 2b 3 0 2 0
McMakin, 3b 3 0 0 1
McCall, p 3 0 0 0
Totals 30 0 4 4
Union Bl'ch'y ....... 001 000 000 — 1 Slater .................. 000 000 000 — 0

In a well-played baseball game at the Slater Ball Park on Saturday, July 13, Slater de-

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feated Renfrew by the score of 6 to 2.

Perry Rampey, veteran righthander pitching for the Slater nine, gave up 10 hits but kept them well-scattered in holding the Renfrew aggregation to 2 runs. Anderson, Renfrew twirler, gave up only 9 hits, but the Slaterites were able to bunch theirs with men on bases and thus were enabled to score 6 runs.

Batting honors were shared by Bill Cashion, of Slater, and Foster and Wood, of Renfrew, with each getting 2 hits out of 3 times at bat, one of Foster's hits being a two-bagger. Pearl Ledford and Taylor, of Slater, both had 2 hits out of 4 times at bat, each getting a two-bagger. Brown, of Renfrew, also had 2 hits out of 4 times at bat, one of his being a double.

Fielding features of the game were contributed by Fred Cashion in left field in a catch of a ball near the foul line, which robbed a Renrewite of a possible double. Taylor, Slater first baseman, took a line drive

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Theatre Guide

July 19, 1946 "DEVOTION" Starring Ida Lupino Paul Henried Olivia DeHavilland

July 20, 2946 "THROW A SADDLE ON A STAR" Starring Ken Curtis Jeff Donnell

July 22, 1946 "A SAILOR TAKES A WIFE" Starring Robert Walker June Allyson

July 27, 1946 "ONE MORE TOMMOROW" Staring Ann Sheridan Dennis Morgan Jack Carson

July 29, 1946 "WALK IN THE SUN" Starring Dana Andrews Richard Conte George Tyne _____________________________ [column 3, bottom section]

[photo of employees of Drawing-In Department, spans columns 3-5] The Drawing-In Department were the winners in the contest for the largest number of employees present at the recent Safety Meeting held at Slater Hall. First row (seated): Mrs. Ruby McGill, Mrs. Hardy Gosnell, Mrs. Robert Godfrey, Mrs. Thelma Merrill, Mrs. F. J. Brannon, Mrs. Paul Foster. Second row (standing: Mr. Tilley, Mrs. Ivah Simpson, Mrs. Grace Arms, Mrs. L. T. Scarce, Mr. Buchanan, Ethel Hargrove, Alonzo Finley, Mrs. G. J. Vickers, James Aiken, Mrs. B. B. Brown, Cagle Cox, Mrs. Jettie Ledford, Mr. Blanton.

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Reserve Outfit Plans Announced

(Reprint from Sea Clippper, 15 June 1946)

A two weeks annual cruise to foreign ports on modern combat ships, advancement in rank or rating while receiving pay for weekly training activities and association with a splendid group of men are among the opportunities offered members of the post war Navy reserve.

The 1,000,000-man Reserve will consist of a highly trained Organized Reserve and a Volunteer Reserve trained on a voluntary basis. Both will include surface, submarine and air components.

Specialist groups will comprise intelligence, fire fighting, civil engineering, ordnance, and harbor defense. A Merchant Marine component will operate under the Volunteer Reserve and the Waves will have a place in the over-all program.

Maximum strength of the Organized Reserve will be approximately 25,000 officers and 175,000 men, while the Volunteer Reserve will have a strength of 800,000 officers and men.

Personnel Eligible

Eligible for enlistment in the Naval Reserve are World War II veterans of all branches of armed services, qualified technical civilians and USN enlisted men when they are discharged at the expiration of their enlistments. Naval veterans will be enlisted in the Reserve for inactive duty in the rate held at time of discharge from active duty.

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Each year new men will be enrolled and some members separated in the turnover of organization within age brackets that will insure physical fitness for sea duty in time of war.

Composed of about 13 officers and 200 enlisted men, the Organized Reserve surface unit will be the division.

The two weeks annual training will be either afloat or ashore depending on the specialty of each individual. On the 14-day summer cruises for shipboard training, phases of instruction that can be adequately performed only at sea will be emphasized.

A series of one-night-a-week instruction periods, utlizing modern equipment and training aids will be given members of the Organized Reserve. While Volunteer Reservists are not obligated for any training, they will have the opportunity, within quotas, to participate in the weekly instruction as well as the summer cruises.

Volunteer Organization

The Volunteer Reserve will contain officers and men of the same classifications and rates included in the Organized Reserve, as well as specialists. In addition to officers qualified for general duties, the Volunteer Reserve will include older officers no longer qualified for general duties and officers whose civil life does not permit regular participation in the Organized Reserve.

On request, the Director of the local district Naval Reserve will put personnel on the mailing list for periodic information of naval interest and keep

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Page Six THE SLATER NEWS July 18, 1946

[picture spanning the width of the page of a bunc of people in front of the capital] The Senior Class of the Slater-Marietta High School recently spent a week in Washington, D. C., visitign the sights of the National Capitiol. While there, the class had their picture made on the lawn of the National Capitol. Congressman Joseph R. Bryson, from the Fourth Congressional District of South Carolina, was with the group when the pictures were made. Sho wn from left to right are: Billy Vassey, Elsie Lee Pitman, H. S. Richardson, Jr., Ray Johnson, Marious Brown, Bryson Cole, Angelan Hunt, J. D. Pridmore, Dillard Veal, Miss Frances WIlliams, Miss Wilma Me Abee, Mr. Ernest Sechrest, Jr., Congressman Bryson, Frances Miller, Billy Knight, Kathleen Nelson, Elizabeth Ballenger, Charles Robinson, Fred Cashion, Clelle Bu chanan, and Ophelia Riley.

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Again the Slater News extends a special welcome to its returning Veterans. With this issue, we would like to welcome the following:

Waymon Kirksey When Waymon left our employ in July, 1943 to enter service wit hthe Army, he was employed as a janitor in the Plant Office. Maymon spent fourteen months of his service overseas in the Pacific Theater, where he was on active duty during the campaign of the Marianna Islands. He received his Honorable Discharge Dec. 28, 1945, and returned to work with us in Jan, 1946.

Coy A. Campbell Coy worked here as a cloth packer until he entered the Navy in Oct. 1943. He received his boot training at Great Lakes, Ill., and after four months of training, he was sent overseas to serve with the Pacific Fleet. While in service, he was given special training as a Gunner. Coy was given his HOnorable Discharge Dec. 29, 1945, and returned to work here Jan.1946.

Charles R. Puckett This Veteran worked as a smash hand in our weaving department before he was called to the Army in Dec. 1942. Raymond received seven months of training in the sates before going overseas to serve with the Infantry twenty-seven months in the Mediterranean Theatre. He was on active combat duty in Italy and Northern Africa. During one combat, he was seriously wounded in the head and had to spend a month in the hospital for treatment. He received his Honorable Discharge in Nov. 1945, and came back to work on his old job with us in Jan, 1946.

William K. Bramlett This man left our employ in Dec. 1942 to enter service wit hthe ARmy. Prior to his induction, he worked in the Typing-In Department. He served fourteen months in the sates and twenty-three overseas in the Pacific Theater. While overseas he spent twenty-eight days in the hospital for treatment of burns received when a stove exploded near him. He was given an honorable Discharege in Jan. 1946, and returned to work here in that same month.

Harold E. Robinson Before entering service in Feb. 1941, Ex-S/Sgt. Robinson was employed in the Weaving Department of our planet. While in the states, he served with the 28th Infantry. He served nineteen months overseas in the European Theater, and participated in three major battles. At one time he was reported missing in action, but his parents were later notified that he was a prisoner of the Germans. Harold was given his Honorable Discharge Oct. 7, 1945, and returned to his job at this plant in Jan. 1946.

Ralph E. Wells Ralph worked as a smash hand in our Weaving Department prior to his induction into the Army in Dec. 1944. He was in service thirteen months, six of which were spent overseas in Pacific Theater. While serving overseas, he participated in three major battles. Soon after receiving his Honorable Discharge in Jan. 1946, he returned to work here.

Harold M. Tilley Before entering service in March 1943. Harold was employed by this Plant as a warp haulter in the weaving Department. After receiving seven months of training in the sates, he shipped overseas to serve twenty-six months. He served overseas with a medical detachment in the Pacific Theater, and was on active duty during two major battles. He received his Honorbale Discharge Jan. 17, 1946, and came back to work with us the following month. He has since left our employ to work elsewhere.

Joseph B. Capps Prior to joining the Navy in Jan. 1944, Joseph worked in our Preparation Department as a yarn boy. He was given five months of basic training in the states, then sent to the Asiatic Theater. He also served in the Pacific Theater and saw action in battles in the Philippines, Okinawa, Iwo Jima and Tokyo. After returning to the states, he spent seven weeks in the hospital to recuperate from "battle fatigue." He was given an Honorable Discharge Jan. 7, 1946, and returned to work here the latter part of that same month.

Reserve Outfit (con't. from page 5, col.5) them informed of discrict Navy activities. Personnel at any recruiting station may be consulted to keep up Navy contacts. Enlisted men now on inactive duty may enroll in the V-6 class of the Naval Reserve for inactive duty and later upon applicaiton may transfer to the Organized Reserve or other classes of the Volunteer Reserve when units are formed locally. If a man enlists in the Naval REserve at the time he is separated, he will not be required to report to his local Selective Service board when he returns home. Naval Aviation Reserve Under the Naval Aviation Reserve program, pilots may fly aircraft currently operating in the fleet and at Navy pay in the case of the Organized Reserve. Flying days also will continue for aircrewman reservists, amd ground personnel will be able to keep abreast of the latest developments in post-war aviation. A typical CV group will include fighter, bomber and torpedo squadrons with approximately 125 officers and 65 enlisted billets in aviation ratings. The air program will be carried out at the following air stations: New Orleans, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Squantum, New York, willow Grove, Pa.; Atlanta, Memphis, Dallas, Livermore, Calif.; Groose Ile, Mich.; Olathe, Kan.; Glenview, Ill.; Columbus, Ohio, Anacostia, D. C.; Norfolk, Jacksonville, Miami, Seattle, San Diego, and Hutchinson, Kan.

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"The faith that really moves mountains believes in using dynamite and steam shovels." - Dawn. ---------------- "It is not thinking that frightens me. A man can think all he likes, and not be afraid. Most of the trouble . . . comes from not thinking!" - Paul Scherer, Event in Eternity (Harper).

Baseball Team (con't. from page 5, col. 3)

near first base, which robbed a Bleacheryite of a hit. The game was otherwise slow and not of the spectacular variety due to the extreme heat. However, the fans were given their money's worth as only one error was committed. This error occurred when Taylor dropped the ball at first base. The regular umpire scheduled for the game failed to appear. This situation was taken care of by Ralph Robinson, of Renfrew, and Marion Dudley, of Slater, who turned in one of the beast exhibitions of umpireing seen in the league this year. The next scheduled game finds Slater at Judson this coming Saturday. The box score for the game with Renfrew follows:

Renfrew AB R H E Brown, 2b ------------ 4 1 2 0 Knox, 1b -------------- 4 0 0 0 Ivey, rf ----------------- 4 0 0 0 Foster, cf -------------- 3 0 2 0 Anderson, p --------- 4 0 1 0 Wood, lf --------------- 3 1 2 0 Edwards, c ----------- 4 0 1 0 Cunningham, 3b -- 4 0 1 0 Lockaby, ss ---------- 3 0 0 0 Granger -------------- 1 0 1 0 -- -- -- -- Total ------ 34 2 10 0

Slater AB R H E P.Ledford, ss --------- 4 2 2 0 Hall, rf ----------------- 4 1 1 0 McMakin, 3b --------- 3 1 1 0 Taylor, 1b --------------4 2 2 1 W. Cashion, c ---------3 0 2 0 A. Ledford, 2b ------- 4 0 0 0 Rampey, p ------------ 3 0 0 0 F. Cashion, lf -------- 3 0 0 0 Toby, rf ---------------- 3 0 1 0 -- -- -- -- Total ------ 32 6 9 1 Renfrew ------------011 000 000-2 Slater ---------------103 020 000-6 ------------------- "To avoid that run down feeling-cross the streets carefully."- Phil-news.

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