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Novenber 29, 1945 THE SLATER NEWS Page Three GOINGS - ON----- IN WEAVE ROOMS (inside a heading frame)

Cpl. Milton Smith, of Califoria, was a recent visitor in the plant. Before entering service, Cpl. Smith was employed in Weave Room No. 3.

Employees in No. 3 are glad to have Mr. G.A. Henson back on the job, as loom fixer, after an absence of several weeks.

Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Cathcart, of Norfolk, Va., were recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Cathcart.

Sgt. J. T. Witmore recently visited Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Grubbs.

Friends fo Thomas Jewell, of the U.S. Army, were glad to see him in the plant recently. Thomas was employed in our Weave Room before entering service over four years ago. Third shift employees on Job 2 will miss Mr. M.B. "Pete" Jones since he has received a promotion as overseer on the second shift. They welcome Mr. Bill Stephenson as their new overseer. Mrs. Perry M. Rampey had as her dinner guests Saturday evening Mr. and Mrs. Joe S. Ward and Miss Janie McCluney. They report spending a delightful evening. We welcom Mrs. Annie Brown back to work in Weave Room No. 1 after a few days of absence. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Garrett are all smile ssince their only son, Alvin S. Garrett, ARM 2/C, of Memphis, Tenn., spent the past weekend with them. Mr. Earnest Tatham, of No. 1 grins and eats pork since he butchered a hog last week. We welcome Mr. Jasper K. Voyles back to work on his old job in No. 1 He has been away for some time serving in the U.S. Navy. Third shift employees in No. 1 are glad to have Mrs. Grace Jones back, after being out almost a year due to illness. She is employed as a weaver on Job 2. They also welcom Mrs. Marie Cobb backto her old job as weaver. The following new employees are now working on the third shift in No. 1: C.R. Tinsley, Leonard Hayden, and J.C. Forrest. Pvt. Roy Smelcer, of Donbridge, Tenn., is visiting Mr. and Mrs. T.R. Chandler. Mr. and Mrs. Dorsey Rice and children were recent visitors of Mr. and Mrs. A.M. Rice of Georgia. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Foster and Mr. and Mrs. Duck Smith recently motored to Seneca, S.C. We are glad to see Joe Ellenburg back at work in No. 2. He has been in the Navy for the past nine months. S/Sgt. Austin Strange spent a few days with his sister, Mrs. T.R. Chandler. Mr. and Mrs. Duck Smith spend the weekend with Mrs. Smith's mother, Mrs. Rosa Gaines, of Greenwood. Births (picture of a stork) Mr. and Mrs. Buford Bellamy announce the birth of a daughter on November 11 at Wood Memorial Clinic. Mr. Bellamy is emplyed on the third shift in No. 2 Weave Room. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Tankersley are the proud parents of a son, Lewis Ray, born at the Wood Memorial Clinic on November 2. Before marrage, Mrs. Tankersley was Miss Agnes Dunn. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Brock, of Route 2, Travelers Rest, S. C., announce the birth of a daughter, Tuesday, November 6, at the local clinic. Mrs. Brock is employed as a slasher tender in our preparation Department.

Slater Churches (Con't. from page 1, col. 2) assist in staging the production. The play will be somewhat similar to the plays given the past two years and should be equally as good or better than plays given heretofore.

To remind a man of the good turns you have done hime is very much like a reproach. -- Demosthenes.

Boy Scouts (Con't. from page 1, col. 5) named as members of the finance committee. Claude Sprouse is the new scout master and Hines S. Richardson is the Assistant Scoutmaster.

Theatre Guide November 20, 1945 "THE SUSPECT" Starring: Charles Laughton Ella Raines Dean Harens ----- December 1, 1945 "TROUBLE CHASERS" Starring: Billie Gilbert ----- December 3, 1945 "THE GAY SENORITA" Starring: Jinx Falkenburg Jim Brannon Steve Cochran ------ December 7, 1945 "SUDAN" Starring: Maria Montez Jon Hall Turhan Bey ---- December 8, 1945 "MAN FROM OKLAHOMA" Starring: Roy Rogers George "Gabby" Hayes Dale Evans ------ December 10, 1945 "SALOME WHERE SHE DANCED" Starring: Yvonne De Carlo Rod Cameron David Bruce ---------------- Beta Club (con't. from page 1, col. 4) ton; Vice-President, Kathleen Nelson; Secretary, Barbara McMullan; Treasure, Russell Hampton; and Reporter, Elise Lee Pittman. ------------------- LINES FROM THE LIBRARY

New Books A good supply of new books for children has just been bought for the library. These are being catalogued as rapidly as possible, and will soon be ready for the shelves. In selecting these books, careful attention was given to both reading matter and illustrations. As a result, we have books which are beautifully illustrated in all the colors which attract a child. Have the little folks of your family come to the library and see these new books. We know they will like them.

Schedule for Library Clubs Girls' Club (ages 8-12)- Monday p.m. - 3:00 O'clock Boys' Club (ages 8-12)- Wednesday p.m. - 3:00 O'clock Story Hour (ages 3-7) First and Second Streets - Thursday p.m. - 3:00 O'clock Third and Fourth Streets - Friday p.m. - 3:00 O'clock --------------- Story hour Girls Promoted The following members of Story Hour were recently promoted to Girls' Club: Barbara Godfrey, Fern Barrett, Doris Abernathy, and Barbara Ann Thorton. These girls have done splendid work in Story Hour, and we known that they will do the same in Girls' Club. ----------------- New Members Again, we are glad to wlcome a number fo new library members. The first of these is Clara Veal, little daughter of Mrs. Estelle Veal. Clara's mother is employed in the Weaving Department of our plant. All of us know Clara's grandfather, Mr. T. C. Veal, gate watchman. Linda Burnette, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Burnette, is also a new member. Although she is a tiny little girl, she's a good Story Hour member and we welcome her. Linda's father works in the Preparation Department of our plant. Among the new members are two little sisters, Margaret and Carolyn Hayden. These little girls are daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Hayden. Their father is employed in the plant here and is a loom fixer. Catherine Pittmon is another new member. She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Leon Pittmon Mr. Pittmon was formerly employed here, but is now serviing with the armed forces overseas. Another one of our new members is James Harold Wilson. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Wilson. James Harold's father is now in service. Grady and David Eanes are also new members. They are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. George Eanes. Their father is a loom fixer here is Slater. The other new member is Robert Joe Garland son of Mr. and Mrs. George Garland, of Marietta. Robert Joe is in the sixth grade in the local school. --------------- Birthdays Barbara Godfry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Godfry, had a birthday on November 2. She was eight years old. Fern Barrett was eight years old on November 8. She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Horace Barrett. --------------------- CARD OF THANKS Mr. Vannoy Armstrong, who is employed in the Slathers Department, whishes to take this opportunity to express his appreciation for the flowers sent for the funeral of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Evie Tate. --------------- Wrongs are often forgiven- Contempt never. - Chester - field ------------------------------- --ADVERTISMENT-- COMMUNITY DRUG STORE SLATER, SOUTH CAROLINA "We Save You Money" FILLING PRESCRIPTIONS IS OUR SPECIALTY Choose your druggist with just as much care as you do your family doctor. It is important to your health. A graduate registered pharmacist is always on duty at the Community Drug Store. WATCH FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS DISPLAY! We fill any doctor's prescription - "Your Friendly Store" - W. F. HORTON, Manager B.S. in PHg.. Reg. PHg.

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THE SLATER NEWS

November 29, 1945

[Header spans columns 1-2] Our Servicemen Here And There

Soldier Is Due Home Very Soon

S/Sgt. William K. Barmlette, husband of Mrs. Gwendolyn E. Bramlette and son of Mrs. Allie Bramlette of Route No. 1, Taylors, S. C., has been relieved of duty with the Signal Service in Leyte. Sgt. Bramlette is in the "70 point" class and is expected home shortly.

Sgt. Bramlette has been overseas since January, 1944, and is, at present, Mess Sergeant. He previously worked in the Signal Center and Telegraphic Repair Units. His unit took an active part in the North Solomons, New Guinea, and Philippines engagements.

He foremerly worked at S. Slater & Sons, Inc. As a leaseout man in the Warping Department, but left in December, 1942 to enter service.

A young son, Charles K. Bramlette, three years old, eagerly awaits his father's return home. ------------------------------------------- CHAPLAIN WHITMIRE SPEAKS TO BAPTISTS

The Reverend T. Q. Whitmire, a chaplain in the U. S. Army, was guest speaker at the regular morning worship service at Slater Baptist Church on Sunday, November 18.

The scripture he read was the twenty-third Psalm, and his talk was based on his experiences as a chaplain while in the States and while in the European theater of war.

Chaplain Whitmire is a very interesting speaker, and his message was delivered from the standpoint of human interest and experiences.

Chaplain Whitmire is a brother of Roy Whitmire, who is manager of the local Dixie store here at Slater, and he is home on leave from military duties. -----------------------------------------------

Organization Of (Con't. from page 1, col. 1) is ASF's reward for the brains, sweat, courage and perseverance devoted to the task by its millions of soldiers and civilians, men from professions, industries, captial and labor."

Thereupon Gen. Somervell quotes what he calls the "brash and boastful slogan" of the ASF: "The Impossible We Do at Once; the Miraculous Takes a Little Longer." The first year after the organization of ASF, he reports, was devoted to doing the impossible; the second two years saw the achievement of the miraculous.

Gen. Somervell's dramatic recital of the story of the ASF officers were professional sol[end of column 1]

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CARMAN IS SERVING WITH THIRD ARMY

The above picture of Pfc. Roy Jack Carman was made by his barracks in Munich, Germany. The two big feet in the window belong to his buddy.

Jack came to Slater in Jan., 1944 and worked as a cloth doffer and filling hauler until he entered the Army in October, 1944. He was stationed at Camp Croft, S. C. for several months and was sent overseas in March, 1945.

Pfc. Carman is now serving with the 47th Infantry in the Third Army in Germany. He writes that he is fine, and hopes to be back with us real soon. ----------------------------------------- [continued from the bottom of column 1]

diers; the others had come from civil life, had put on the uniform and gone to work."

Referring to the beginning of the third year of ASF activities, Gen. Somervell writes:

"On the morning it started, the invasion of Normandy was twenty-four days old. We had stormed ashore in 4,000 ships, packed with men and with everything men need to fight on foreign soil. It was the mightiest fleet the world had ever seen. We had fought our way up the beaches, had established ourselves, and were pouring guns and ammunition, tanks and trucks, food and barbed wire and telephones and radio sets and hospitals on the continent, millions of tons.

"The German generals back in Berlin and Munich were trying to explain to Hitler that they had not been out-generaled, that their soldiers were still supermen — it was the outstanding weight of American weapons and supplies which pushed them back. We were glad to provide the excuse."

In recounting the "miracles" performed by ASF, Gen. Somervell starts with the story of radar.

"The Signal Corps," he says, "working on British beginnings, had made radar a weapon of war from a scientific curiosity. Our planes were equipped with this device in rapidly increasing numbers and its application both on land and sea for offense and defense gave deadlinness to our attack and certainly to our defenses."

"The army communications network," says the report, "with telelphone and teletype, telegraph and radio, tied together the cities of the world,"

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[Column 3] Juniors Present Play Tonight

The Junior Class of the Slater-Marietta High School is presenting the play, "Two Days to Marry," on November 29 at 7:30 p. m. The play will be given at Slater Hall and the admission prices are 17c for childred and 27c for adults.

Miss Hattie Belle Forrest is director of the play, and the list of characters is as follows: Simon P. Chase, as black as his race—Jimmie Pierce

James J. Dare, a wifeless heir —Russell Hampton

Ruford S. Sawyer, a timid lawyer—N. E. Hughes

Emily Jane, blacker than ink— Kathleen Reynolds

Sadie L. Boise, a widow by choice—Lucille Young

Imogene McShane, a sweet young thing — Selma Jean Cole

Walter M. Blair, a millionare —Paul Shirley

The setting of the play is somewhere in a New York apartment house. ----------------------------------------------------------------- [continued from the bottom of column 2]

linking all the continents and all our secret outposts in Greenland and on the Gold Coast and in the Chinese hinterland. Wherever American soldiers worked or fought all around the world, they were only a telephone call or a radio wave away from headquarters in Washington."

And here is Gen. Somervell's account of the production of the atomic bomb; which he calls "the most spectacular engineering project of the war" and "the greatest calculated risk of history." He says:

"Early in the war the ASF had set up its most secret of projects. It was dubbed, disarmingly, 'the Manhattan Engineer District.' With two billion dollars, 125,000 workers, with all the resources of American science, British aid, our university and industrial laboratories, the Army Engineers began production of atomic bombs.

"The war ended in a flash of atomic energy one month and fourteen days after the end of the discal year."

The report lists the operations of seven technical services in ASF: Quartermaster, Ordnance, Engineers, Medical Signal Corps, Chemical War--------------------------------------------- [Ad spans the bottom of columns 3-5]

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[Column 4] CAMPTELL—EDWARDS

Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Campbell, of Greer, S. C., announce the marriage of their daughter, Hazel Janie, to Mr. Ralph Edwards, of Marietta, on November 8, 1945. The ceremony was performed at the home of the Rev. Clyde Johnson, of Slater.

The bride wore a lovely suit of powder blue with brown accessories and a corsage of pink rosebuds.

Following the ceremony, the newly weds left for a short honeymoon at the River Falls. They are now making their home with the parents of the bride. Their many friends wish the young couple much happiness in their married life. -------------------------------------------- [continued from column 3] fare and Transportation. There are seven administrative services; the Offices of the Adjutant, the Judge Advocate General and the Provost Marshal General, the Divisions of Finance Special Services and Information and Education and Education, and Chaplains.

"The Division of Plans and Operations," says the report, "made the overall logistics plans for the war. It had to anticipate requirements, make long-range estimates of how many men and how much of what equipment would be needed where, three months, a year and even two years in advance."

Some idea of the figures included in the report can be gained from the statement that in the fiscal year of 1945, the ASF paid out $54,000,000,000 and that its operations required about 8,000,000 men and women in the Army or engaged in Army work. The Training Division taught 3,500,000 men in 360 occupational specialties and 20,000 soldiers in 32 foreign languages. Special schools of this division qualified 86 percent of the illiterates inducted into the Army and fitted them for military assignments.

"The war is won," writes Gen. Somervell in his conclusion. "It remains for ASF to return our forces from overseas, to move the occupational forces into position, to cut and slash its activities to fit reduced requirements, to terminate its manufacturing activities, to dispose of its inventory now made surplus by victory, to carry out the administrative work incident to the discharge of ---------------------------------------------- [Column 5] Thompson Visits Slater Friends

Chaplain Charles T. Thompson is back in the U. S. from duties in Eurpose. He left New York on Thanksgiving Day and is now stationed at Camp Butner near Durham, N. C., where he will be hospitalized while he is receiving treatment for a recurring illness.

Captain Thompson was a visitor in Slater on Saturday, November 24, for a few hours, and when he returned to Durham Mrs. Thompson and Ann went with him. --------------------------------------------

GIRLS CLUB GIVES IMPROMPTU PROGRAM

At a recent meeting of the Girls' Library Club, the girls staged an impromptu program consisting of readings, songs and story dramatization.

The program was rendered by a group of girls who came to the meeting early and was supervised by Madge Robinson, one of the Club members.

Mrs. Reid, the librarian, states that the program came as a surprise to her. She praised the girls for their good performance and added that this activity is a demonstration of the leadership and initiative that our girls are acquiring through their club activities.

Those participating in the program were: Freida Thornton, Carolyeen Smith, Betty Garrett, Margaret Robinson and Martha Robinson, also, Sigrid Gosnell, Madge Robinson, Nancy Abernathy, Carolyn Dixon, and Fern Barrett. -------------------------------------------------- [Continued from column 4]

millions, and to make all the other adjustments necessary in the reduction of the army's strength.

"The postwar military establishment is a decision for the future. --------------------------------- One of the best rules in conversation is, never to say a thing which any of the company can reasonably wish had been left unsaid. —Swift

—O— One of the embarrassments of being a gentleman is that you are not permitted to be violent in asserting your rights. —Nicholas Murray Butler

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V. 3 No. 15 - The Slater News

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Page Two THE SLATER NEWS July 26, 1945

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

[black and white emblem] NCIE [black and white emblem] SAIE EDITORIAL APPEARANCE PRODUCTION

STAFF ROBERT H. ATKINSON--------Editor CECIL SPEIGHTS--------Asst. Editor

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

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

Cloth Room: Jessie M. Smith.

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

[Article spans Column 1, 2, and 3] EDITORIALS We Salute

Much as been said and written about the patriotism of our men and women on the home front - and rightfully so! Most of these warranted tributes have been centered around men and women employed in the production of war materials. These soldiers of the home front have given unstintingly of their time and efforts in order that the vital materials of war might be kept rolling to the battle front. Their patriotism is to be commended, for they are working long hours, they are making implements of war which are far superior to the best efforts of the enemy. They are buying war bonds generously. They are conserving gasoline and other rationed items, and they are doing everything else in their power to bring about the defeat of Japan, as quickly as possible. These patriots are truly the heroes of the home front, but there are other patriots equally deserving of recognition and they are none other than our wives, daughters and sweethearts who are materially aiding the war effort by serving in the American Red Cross Corps of volunteer Nurses' Aides and Gray Ladies - two organizations which are making it possible for our hospitals to function under the shortage of nurses problem which has arisen since so many of our American nurses have answered the call to duty and gone into the Army and Navy Nursing Corps.

Under the supervision of the American Red Cross, Nurses' Aides and Gray Ladies are trained to take over duties which permit professional nurses to devote their time to more urgent obligations. Red Cross Nurses' Aides and Gray Ladies serve in both military and civilian hospitals and are performing an outstanding function in catering to the comfort and well-being of hospital patients lacking certain attentions due to the dearth of nursing help.

Red Cross Nurses' Aides and Gray Ladies perform two separate functions. Nurses' Aides render practical assistance to professional nurses by attending to such hospital necessities as the giving of bed and tub baths, the taking and charting of pulse and temperature, the answering of bells and the countless other incidental services which are vital to the routine care of patients and the proper functioning of accredited hospitals. Their services are under the direct supervision of the graduate nurse in charge of a ward or floor and they are given intensive training before they are assigned to actual duty.

Gray Ladies, on the other hand, cater essentially to the comfort of patients. It is they who distribute cooling beverages, assist in the serving of mealtime trays, distribute mail, feed helpless invalids and attend to the receiving and discharging of patients. It is they who give every possible comfort to hospital patients in an effort to make their periods of illness as endurable as possible.

And so we salute the American Red Cross Corps of Nurses' Aides and Gray Ladies. They are rendering an invaluable service to a nation at war. They are making it possible for hospital patients to be given skillful attention during the absence of many of our nurses who are serving in the armed forces.

If your wife or daughter is not familiar with the Red Cross program for the training of Nurses' Aides and Gray Ladies, have her investigate the possiblity of entering this patriotic service now. By doing so, she will be performing an unexcelled patriotic duty and will obtain satisfaction in the knowing that she is a member of an organization which is one of the finest women's corps on the home front!

[Column 2] SLATER DAY BY DAY

Eventually it must be said. So here goes a criticism of reckless drivers, and a protest against carelessness on the part of motorists who fail to observe traffic regulations just because we live in a small village and have no traffic policeman on our street corners.

The official speed limit of our village is 20 miles per hour, and every person who drives faster than that is violating the rules and jeopardizing his own life and the lives of children who may be on the sidewalks or crossing the streets, and also the lives of other motorists.

Often cars go up and down our streets at a rate of speed that is unsafe even for highway driving. The motorists who drive unnecessarily fast and who fail to slow down at intersections and who look neither to the left or right to see if they should slow down or stop are thoughtless and careless and should have their drivers' license revoked.

Now a word of appreciation to the Community Association for the maintenance of a supervised playground for the children of Slater. It is quite a relief to know that our children are at a certain place and are under the supervision of competent leaders, who teach them fair play and give them instructions so that they may acquire skills in using and developing their talents.

In learning to play together, children learn the basic rules of "give and take" that go for making outstanding adult citizens.

Perhaps in no other way could the Community Associations serve the community so beneficially as in this project of a supervised playground; for, from among the boys and girls of today will become the leaders and homemakers of tomorrow. And the greater number of children that are taught clean living and honest dealings through fair play, the greater number of solid citizens we will have in our community.

[Column 3] Cloth Room Chatter

Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Balding and family, of Rock Hill, S.C., have been visiting family for the past week. They were given dinners in the homes of Mrs. Balding's sisters : Mrs. Annie Johnson, Mrs. Willie Epps, and Mrs. Margaret Stroud. They also had dinner with Mrs. Balding's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Southerline. The family reunion would have been complete with Eugene and "Red," who are serving in the armed forces.

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Wylie had as their guests Friday, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Cecil, of Jacksonville, Fla.

Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Link, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Batson, Wade and Ruth Batson, and Miss Doris Pridmore enjoyed an outing at Wayside Park on July 4.

Miss Clara Talley and Mrs. Lillie Gilreath were the Sunday guests of Mrs. Pansy Bowers and family.

Little David Duncan recently spent the night with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Talley.

Mr. and Mrs. L.T. Scarce and children had an enjoyable stay at River Falls while their home in Slater was being remodeled.

Mr. and Mrs. Thurman Pace wish to express their appreciation for the household shower and dishes given them recently.

We wish to welcome Mrs. Agnes Bagwell back on the job, after an extended leave of absence due to illness.

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Mr. and Mrs. M.T. Henderson and family spent a delightful day at Rocky Bottom Sunday.

Mrs. Ila Howard, of Greenville, was a Sunday visitor of Mrs. Lizzie Staton.

Mrs. John A. Lane and Mrs. Emma Lane visited Mrs. Lora Camby, of Gastonia, N.C., recently.

Miss Constance Stroud, of Union Bleachery, is a guest of her aunt, Mrs. T.L. Camden.

Mr. Don Hannon and family, Alfred Cooper, and Sara Cooper enjoyed a delightful fishing trip on June 30.

Mrs. Priscilla Bruce and children, Mrs. Nellie Barnette, and Pvt. C.J. Everette motored to River Falls Sunday afternoon.

Mr. Harold Smith's father, Mr. J.A. Smith, of Greer, was a visitor of his son recently.

Employees of the first shift in No. 1 are glad to have Mr. G.A. Thrift join them as a loom fixer. Mrs. Ethel Bryant is all smiles since the return of her son-in-law, Cpl. Alvin Rice. Cpl. Rice has been serving in the European theater of war, and formerly was employed at this plant.

Mrs. Perry M. Rampey motored to the mountains Sunday and had a delightful trip.

Everyone is glad to see Mrs. Evelyn Dockery back at work. Evelyn has been out for some time due to illness.

Mrs. Eugene Cody and son, Bobby, spent last week with her mother-in-law, Mrs. Cody, at Cleveland, S.C.

Miss Janie Cody spent July 4 with her mother at Cleveland.

Mr. Ruford McClain enjoyed the weekend fishing at Table Rock.

Miss Robbie Leatherwood visited her home back in Good Old Newport, Tenn. She was accompanied by Leon McCall and J.B. Smith. They all had a wonderful time.

Mr. Tom Shelton will have his own little home before long, and we wish him lots of good luck.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hembree visited her brother in Ga. recently.

Weave Room employees regret the departure of J.B. Smith, who left on July 20th to enter service. May God bless him and protect him from harm.

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

The Intermediate Troop met Monday and made plans for their other meetings. Mrs. Lillian Cleveland is going to teach them to sew. Last Tuesday the Senior Troop met at the tennis court and after two sets of tennis, Misses Bishop and Pollard carried them to Wilkins Mill for swimming. Mrs. Cleveland was a visitor on this occasion. On Wednesday, the Brownie Troop met at Slater Hall and later enjoyed a hike and picnic lunch.

The recreational directors urge that all persons interested in tennis get in touch with them and arrange practice games, so that a tennis tournament for Slater can be arranged later in the summer. A schedule is being worked out whereby supervised tennis and table-tennis will be available each morning for young people and adults.

Another community party was enjoyed by a large group Thursday night, July 12, at Slater Hall. The party opened with three Movie Community Singing reels. After the singing, the children adjourned to the playground and played games supervised by Miss Bishop and Mrs. Reid. Indoors, the adults enjoyed such games as checkers, darts, Chinese checkers, jig-saw puzzles, brain teasers, and table-tennis.

It is hoped that the people of the community will tell the directors what they would like to do in the entertainment field, so that plans for a better program can be arranged for all who are interested.

When we can no longer blame things on liquor or war's reaction, we may begin to suspect that human nature itself is a little faulty.

16 MM. Shows (Con't. from page 1, col. 1)

film. "Cuckoo Murder Case" - a cartoon comedy. Other film programs of this type will be given at frequent intervals during the summer. The auditorium at Slater Hall will accommodate all those wishing to attend these pictures, and it is hoped that our people will take advantage of seeing them since they are not only informative, but entertaining as well. Our children have an opportunity to see most of these pictures each Tuesday morning and for this reason, children under 12 years of age are to be admitted to the night programs only if they are accompanied by their parents.

GOD IS CLOSER

I know that when I do not yield to sin; When I just wait And don't retaliate, Nor in anger shout, But simply think it out, Fight with His tools, Break none of His RulesThe Thing that was Is no more; And God is closer Than He was e'er before. Mary Earle Lowry Curry Travelers Rest, S. C.

THE TIME TO THINK ABOUT SAFETY IS BEFORE YOU GET HURT [Black and white drawing of a dog moving away from a skunk.]

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July 26, 1945 THE SLATER NEWS Page Three

PREPARATION DEPARTMENT NEWS

[Article spans Column One and Two] Mildred and Margret Mull had as their weekend guests Margaret Osburn and Edna Whitt, of Pleasant Gordon, N. C.

Pvt. Coleman Findley writes home folks that he expects to be home before very long now. Coleman has been overseas for about three years. Pvt. Kenneth Gilstrap visited the Preparation Department recently while home on furlough from Fort Bragg, N.C. Mary Brooks spent several days with Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Brooks, of Danielsville, Ga. While there she visited Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Brooks, of Royston, whose son has returned home after three years overseas. Lake Hendricks, of Greensboro, N.C., spent the past week with Margaret and Mildred Mull, of Dacusville. We are glad to see Clovie Henson back on the job, after being out due to an appendectomy. Mrs. David Tolley visited her son, Pfc. Chester Tolley, recently. He is stationed in Charleston, and is now an M.P. Mary Brooks had as her guests on Tuesday, Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Embry and son, Pvt. and Mrs. Grady Brooks and small daughter, all of Danielsville, Ga. Pvt. Brooks left recently for Fort Ord, California. Mrs. Joneal Ravis and children spent the weekend in Greenwood with her daughter, Mrs. Margaret Arflin. Miss Edell Lindsey, Mrs. Malley Vaughn and sons, Sgt. Hubert and Donald Vaughn, of Whitmire, S. C., were the recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Hall and family. Mr. Jones Vaughn, also of Whitmire, is spending the week with Mr. and Mrs. Hall. Mrs. Martin and daughter, Janie, were the Sunday guests of her daughter, Mrs. Grace Tate. Rev. and Mrs. Gene Curry and son, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Howell and son, Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Adams, Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Burdine, Sgt. and Mrs. W. B. Skinner, Miss Christine Woodall, and Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Wallace and family were the Sunday supper guests of Mrs. Mary Wallace and family. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Batson visited relatives in Brevard last Sunday. Among those attending the Newby-Riddle wedding at Ebenezer Church Saturday night were Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Taylor, Miss Ruth Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Jere Bates, Mrs. J. W. Cunningham, and Mrs. Everette Chapman. Mrs. Carl Dill has returned to her home after visiting relatives in Baltimore and Washington. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Simpson and Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Childs spent their vacation at Monks Corner and at the Isle of Palms. Mrs. Claude O. Jones, of Oak Ridge, Tenn., spent several days recently with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Brown, of Slater. Mrs. Aaron Howell, of Columbia, is now visiting her daugher, Mrs. F. J. Brannon. Mrs. E. W. Glascoe, of Greenville, is spending several weeks with her daughter, Mrs. E. A. McGill, of Fourth Street. Charles H. Vickers, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Vickers, is taking his boot training at Bainbridge, Md. His brother, Osier B. Vickers, G. M. 3/C, is still a patient in a San Diego hospital. Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Motte, of San Francisco, Calif., recently visited Mrs. Donnie Bates, of our Drawing-In Department. Mrs. E. T. Chapman and son, Jimmie, and Billie and Vickie Bates have just returned from a delightful stay at Ocean Drive Beach. While away they visited with Mr. Mrs. G. E. Cunningham, of Darlington. Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Brannon, Mrs.Aaron Howell, Mr. and Mrs. Jere Bates, Mrs. Everette Chapman, Mrs. J.W. Cunningham, Mr. E. A. McGill, Billie and Vickie Bates and Jimmie Chapman enjoyed and outing in the mountains on Thursday afternoon. We are glad to know that Lt. Mary Jane Morrison, Army Flight Nurse for the past year in the South Pacific, has reached home safely. She is the sister of Mrs. Bertha Batson and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Q. A. Morrison, of Travelers Rest. Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Adams, Mr. Hugh Murrell, Sgt. and Mrs. W. B. Skinner, Mr. P. A. Jamison, Mrs. Mary Wallace, and little Stanley, Louie, and Teddie Wallace enjoyed a day of swimming and picnicing in the mountains recently. Mr. and Mrs. Lester B. Huff have returned to Marietta, after spending two weeks in Georgetown. Mr. and Mrs. John Barnett are back at home. They reported a delightful week at Myrtle Beach. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Drury and son, Reid, are back from a trip to Myrtle Beach and Charlotte, N. C. Mrs. Henry Burns and daughter, Gladys, spent last week in Tennessee. The Vacation Bible School of Marietta Baptist Church ended July 20. The customary progrram of Bible study, music, and handiwork was carried out under the direction of Rev. B. Lester Huff. Volunteer workers were as follows: Mrs. George Bowers, Mrs. W. D. Bush, Mrs. Oscar Drury, Mrs. R. L. Sartain, Mrs. P. P. Truesdale, mrs. D. P. Bates, Mrs. Clyde Childs, Mrs. Julius Hightower, Mrs. J. H. Barnett, Mrs. Dollie Buchanan, and Mrs. B. Lester Huff. Also, Misses Ruth Batson, Mildred Shelton, Clarissa Camden, Evelyn Childs and Lelya Reid. [ END OF COLUMN 1 AND TWO TOGETHER] [BOTTOM OF COLUMN 1]

Fire Claims (Con't. from page 1, col.2) eans. 7. Don't try to clean clothes with gasoline. 8. Keep attics and cellers clear of papers and rubbish. And, above all, don't play with fire !

[BOTTOM OF COLUMN 2] I love little children, and it is not a slight thing when they, who are fresh from God, love us.---Dickens ------------- The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.--- MaCaulay

[COLUMN 3] Theatre Guide July 27, 1945 "TO HAVE AND NOT HAVE" Starring: Humphrey Bogart Walter Brennan Lauren Bacall --------------------- July 28, 1945 "ROCKING IN THE ROCKIES" Starring: Three Stooges Mary Beth Hughes Hoosier Hot Shots ----------------------- July 30, 1945 "IRISH EYES ARE SMILING" Starring: June Haver Dick Haynes Monty Wooley ------------------------- August 3, 1945 "LIGHTS OF OLD SANTA FE" Starring: Roy Rogers George "Gabby" Hayes Dale Evans -------------------------- August 6, 1945

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Page Four THE SLATER NEWS July 25, 1945

[column one] WITH OUR ...MEN... IN SERVICE

[image on left:black and white picture of sailor in uniform] Broadus H. Poole, A.S. is now taking his boot traning at the U.S. Naval Training Station at Bainbridge, Md.

He is the son of Mr. Wesley Poole, of Route No. 1, Marietta, S.C., and the brother of Baccus Poole, whoo now works in the Slashing Department her at Slater.

Before entering the Navy in May, Broadus worked in our Warping Department as a yarn man.

[image on right: black and white picture of army man in uniform] Pfc. Roy G. Ogle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey Ogle of Cleveland, now serving with the Infantry in the Philippines.

Roy was employed in our plant as a loom cleaner until September, 1944, at which time he quit to enter the Army.

[BOLD]Fighter Bombers and Bombers of the AAF in the Pacific Ocean Area[end bold] are making use of captured Japanese bombs in attacking in the Mariana and Marshall groups still in enemy hands in event of emergencies where our own ammunition cannot be landed quickly enough on the beaches of captured islands. "It is fortunate that supply ships loaded with bombs usually get in when we need them most," declared Col. William S. McCulla, Ord. Supply Officer on Staff of General Harmon's Pacific Air Forces in the Central Pacific Area, on his recent return to this country, "for at their best Japanese bombs are hard to handle and apt to explode with the slightest jarring. To adapt them we had to have special fuses and boosters made in a hurry by the Ordnance Department. Air Ordnance men at advanced bases were able to rig slings and racks se we could mount them in our planes. Planes of the 7th Air Force dropped a few duds on Tinian so the japs could see that they were getting their own bombs back."

Every American is keenly aware of the enormous casualties suffered by the Marines on Iwo Jima. But Lt. Gen. A. A. Vandegrift called attention to another side of the picture when he spoke of the material losses as well. "Everything must be replaced" he said, "the landing craft that didn't make it to the beach, the supplies that couldn't be landed. That is why it is so important that there must be no let-up her at home." Other Marines will step forward to take their fallen comrades' places, but it's up to us at home to replace the lost equipment. Let's do it quickly as a token of our adirmation for the men who didn't come back.

[title spans columns two and three] Our Servicemen Here And There

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Gilreath Writes About Work Here

We recently received a letter from Pvt. Charles G. Gilreath, who is stationed at a hospital in England. Pvt. Gilreath fomerly worked in our Weaving Department, and his wife is Mrs. Lillie T. Gilreath, of Marietta. A portion of his letter follows:

"I have been receiving the Slater News regularly, and can't tell you how much I appreciate it. It is a treat to read about the ones you know back home and the good work old Slater is doing so keep it up, for that is what it takes to win.

"Here are a few of my daily thoughts: As I lay down on my cot each night A simple prayer I say, That God will end this war real soon In His own sweet way ; And when it is over and I set sail For my dear home once more, I know I will find the same sweet wife Waiting that I left before."

SHIPMANS MEET IN SOUTH PACIFIC AREA

Ralph Shipman, S-1/C, and Garfield Shipman, M. S. 2/C, sons of Mr. E. G. Shipman of Route 2, Marietta, S. C., recently met somewhere in the South Pacific. They were very glad to see each other, as this was their first meeting since they had been in uniform.

The two brothers forgot about the war, and talked about home and their families during their forty-five minute meeting.

They have two other brothers also serving in the Navy. They are Hugh E. Shipman, S-1/C and Everett C. Shipman, M. S. 2/C. All four boys worked in the weaving Department of S. Slater & Sons, Inc. before entering the Navy.

Henson Brothers Now Stationed on Guam

Friends of Pfe. Wilton and his brother, Alvin W. Henson, S-1/C, will be glad to know that they recently met in the South Pacific. The brothers are now stationed on Guam and we get to see eachother often.

Wilton worked in our plant as a cloth doffer until he entered the Air Corps in February 1943, and Alvin formerly worked here as a folder in the cloth room. They have two other brothers in service, Cpl. Fate Henson on Okinawa, and Sgt. Leonard Henson in the Philippines, who also worked at Slater before entering service.

The best way to keep good acts in memory is to refresh them with new -Cate

Nobody talks so constantly about God as those who insist there is no God. -Heywood Broun

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GOOD MORNING

Oh, a cheerful, bright "good morning!" Is a greeting I hold dear ; For it means a wealth of gladness When its wisher is sincere. It unlocks the gates of living And it chases gloom away ; It's the universal welcome To the dawn of each new day.

There's something magic in it When it's spoken with a smile ; For it makes the world seem brighter And existence worth the while. It lightens ev'ry burden And it shuts off ev'ry tear, With its pert and joyous accent That I dearly love to hear.

I know no other greeting That can ever take its place For I'm so accustomed to it That its thrill I can't erare ; And I want no greater pleasure Than to hear my friends repeat My own well wished "Good Morning!" When I meet them on the street!

NOBLES---SPRINGFIELD

Of interest to a large number of friends in this community is the announcement of the marriage of Miss Lila Nobles, of Brunswick, Ga., to Sgt. John Robert Springfield, of Travelers Rest, S. C. and Brunswick, Ga., on May 18th, 1945. The ceremony was performed at the home of the bride's pastor in Brunswick. The young couple have returned to Brunswick to make their home, following an extended visit with the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Springfield, of Travelers Rest.

The Springfield family is well known in this community, and the many friends of the Sergeant extend to him and his bride their best wishes for a long and happy married life.

BARNETT---HAND

Of outstanding interest to the residents of this and nearby communities is the annoucement of the marriage of Miss Betty Lou Barnett to Mr. Billie Hand, solemnized Saturday, June 30th, at the home of Rev. Mr. Merrett, the officiating minister.

The bride and groom were entertained at a wedding dinner the following Sunday at the home Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Campbell. At the conclusion of this dinner, the couple left for a brief honeymoon in the mountains of N. C.

For the time being, the young couple will make their home with the groom's father, Mr. Harril Hand.

AN ALL-TIME HIGH IN ENEMY PLANES SHOT DOWN by U.S. warships in a single action was recently established off Okinawa by the destroyers HUGH W. HADLEY and EVANS. Between them, the two "tin cans" shot down 42 Jap aircraft, the HADLEY 23, and the EVANS 19.

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HOW GOOD ARE YOU ON THE FUNNIES?

A prominent advertising executive once said, "Everybody reads the funnies." Let's see how many comic strips you are familiar with. Your youngster could answer the following questions in nothing flate, but how will you make out,

1. Mickey MicGuire is a character :

(a) Toonerville Folks (b) Flash Gordon (C) Little Orphan Annie

2. Baby Dumpling is the offspring of :

(a)Jiggs (b) Dagwood (c) Barney Google

3. Casper is the husband of :

(a) Tillie the Toiler (b) Mary Worth (c) Toots

4. Nancy pals around with :

(a) Little Rollo (b) Hans and Fritz (c) Slugge

5. The Dragon Lady is a character in :

(a) Terry and the Pirates (b) Room and Board (c) Prince Valiant

6. Sandy is the dog in :

(a) Joe Palooka (b) Little Orphan Annie (c) Dick Tracy

7. Flat Top met his end in :

(a) Ella Cinders (b) Dick Tracy (c) Donald Duck

8. The Inspector wears a plug hat in :

(a) The Katzenjammer Kids (b) Winnie Winkle (c) Mutt and Jeff

9. Tarzan is associated with :

(a) Space Ships (b) Apes (c) Gangsters

10. Spinach is the favorite dish of :

(a) Batman (b) Superman (c) Popeye

Answers : 1a, 2b, 3c, 4c, 5a, 6b, 7b, 8a, 9b, 10c.

Mrs. Hall Entertains On Mr. Hall's Birthday [Bold]

Mrs. D. A. Hall gave a birthday dinner in honor of her husband on July 1, when Mr. Hall was 70 yeard old.

Guests present were Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hambright, and son Bernette, Dr. and Mrs. C. A. Henson and Mrs. Marjorie Chumley, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Whitmire, Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Hall, and Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Gilliland.

The guests enjoyed a sumptuous birthdau dinner, and Mr. Hall received a number of nice gifts.

Mrs. Williams Honored At Household Shower [bold]

Mrs. Walter V. Williams was honored recently with a household shower, given at the home of Mrs. John Reaves, of Slater. There were a large number of friends present to enjoy the games and refrshments.

Mrs. Williams received many nice and useful gifts which will be of help to her, as she and Mr. Williams plan to move into the home they have bought near Slater soon.

Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses. -Alphonse Karr

No good sensible working bee listens to the advice of a bedbug on the subject of business. -Elbert Hubbard

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Tigercat Is New Big Navy Fighter [bold]

In the Navy's first twin-engine fighter - the Grumman TIGERCAT (F7F) - one of the answers to the greatly improved performance of new Japanese aircraft is revealed. The TIGERCAT is the most powerful fighter and fighterbomber in action today.

Though first production of the F7F is going to the Marines for land-bases operations, Navy piolts will have a chance to fly the TIGERCAT too. The new 45,000-ton carriers of the MIDWAY-class will make ideal bases for the twin-engine fighters.

The TIGERCAT is a big plane - almost half again as heavy as the HELLCAT, but it has more than twice the horsepower of the HELLCAT in its two 2,100 h.p. Pratt and Whitney 2800 "C" Double Wasp engines. This horsepower combined with Grumman design has produced the Navy's fastest climbing plane. It can go up after the enemy at a mile-a-minute clip. The new plane is faster at sea-level than anythingthe Japs have - a vital advantage in defending against the low-level sneak attacks so often used by the enemy. At its critical altitude the TIGERCAT is in the 425 mile-an-hour class. The F7F's rated horsepower may be upped considerably for short emergency periods by the use of water injection.

The combination of large size, high speed at all altitudes and high-speed climb help to make the TIGERCAT the most versatile aircraft ever adopted by the Navy. The TIGERCAT has more fire-power than either the HELLCAT or CORSAIR. It can carry four thousand pounds of bombs or a full-sized marine torpedo. It also can carry rockets. With a 300-gallon drop tank in addition to its regular gass supply, it has considerably more range than either the CORSAIR or HELLCAT.

Marine squadrons will take advantage of the TIGERCAT's several abilitities. As a 400 mile-per-hour-plus bu,ber carrying two tons of destruction, it can smash enemy strong points ahead of advancing Marine ground troops in close support operations. On low-level bombing missions behind enemy lines it can use the F7F's blinding speed to destroy enemy supply lines and troop concentrations and get away safely.

The F7F's tremendous rate of climb allows it to make early interception of enemy attacks. Its firepower can smash even a big Jap bomber with a single burst.

At night another version of the TIGERCAT prowls the sky. The night-hunting TIGERCAT is a two-plane model (F7F-2, N) equipped to seek out the enemy in the dark. While the plane is patrolling over its carrier or land base, one man keeps track of approching enemy aircraft and the other maneuvers the TIGERCAT for the kill.

We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore, - La Rochefoucauld

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Page Four THE SLATER NEWS August 23, 1945

WITH OUR MEN IN SERVICE

Pvt. James and Jerome Hodge, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Hodge, of Marietta, is now in [photograph of Pvt. Hodge] He has been in service for 13 months, and overseas for 8 months. He was formerly in the infantry, but was recently changed to an engineering outfit.

His wife is the former Miss Burnice Conner, of Marietta. Jerome has never seen their small daughter, Marlene.

Before entering service Pvt. Hodge was employed by S. Slater & Sons, Inc., as a weaver in Weave Room No. 1.

Pfc. John H. Singleton, who is now with the occupational forces in Germany fought with the famous 45th Infantry Division, known as the "Thunder Birds." [photograph of Pfc. Singleton] Pfc. Singleton fought in Sicily, Italy, France and Germany and was wounded in October of 1944.

He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Singleton, of Dacusville, and was formerly employed in our plant as a yarn clerk.

[photograph of bride and groom below:] MISS BOWLES BRIDE OF SEAMAN HENSON Miss Nancy Louise Bowles and Robert Aaron Henson, Seaman First Class, U. S. Navy, were married on May 13, 1945 at San Pedro, California.

Mrs. Henson is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David J. Bowles, of Norfolk, Va.

Seaman Henson is the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Henson, of Route No. 1, Greenville, S. C. Before entering the Navy in November, 1942, he was employed as a weaver at S. Slater & Sons, Inc. His father is employed as a loom fixer in Weave Room No. 3 at present.

The many Slater friends of the sailor wish the young couple much happiness and success in the years ahead.

[column 2] Our Servicemen Here and There Buchanan Wins Bronze Star Medal

Friends of Pfc. Richmond B. Buchanan will be glad to know that he has received the bronze star medal, awarded to servicemen for meritorious achievement in action.

Buchanan received this award during the fighting in the village of Rittershoffen, France last winter.

The citation awarding Buchanan the medal stated: "During a powerful attack by the enemy on 14 January 1945 in Rittershoffen, France, Pfc. Buchanan, who was fighting as a rifleman, held his post against repeated attempts of the enemy to infiltrate his position. After several attempts, which failed, the enemy began to infiltrate soldiers through friendly lines dressed as women. Pfc. Buchanan, being alert, immediately caught this trick and stopped it. He held his post for a period of more than two hours, unassisted, against overwhelming odds and prevented the enemy from overrunning his position. Pfc. Buchanan has proven himself to be an excellent soldier in every contact he has made with the enemy. His actions under enemy fire are such as to gain for him the admiration and respect of all fellow soldiers. He entered combat 21 November 1944 and to date has continued to perform his duties in an excellent manner reflecting highly upon himself and his organization."

This gallant soldier is the son of Mrs. Nora Buchanan and the late Mr. Buchanan of Slater and has spent most of his life here. Before entering service, he was employed in the Preparation Department of our mill, and his many friends rejoice that he has been so honored by our Government for his meritorious service to his country.

DACUSVILLE MAN IS RETURNED TO STATES Staff Sergeant John R. Redding, son of Mr. Aron G. Redding, of Dacusville, S. C. after serving 37 months in the Pacific as a radio specialist in the Dirty Dozen P-38 squadron, is returning to the United States under the Army's Readjustment Plan.

Sgt. Redding who left the States in April, 1942, has been with the Dirty Dozen from the hectic days of the Battle of Guadalcanal to the recent campaign for the liberation of the Philippines.

During this period of service, Sgt. Redding has earned 113 points and has been awarded eight battle stars for combat participation. - - - Slater Soldiers Hold Reunion In Germany

Sgt. Ray B. Smith, who is now stationed in Nurnberg, Germany, recently visited his brother-in-law, Pvt. Paul J. Goldsmith in Lam, Germany. Sgt. Smith reports that he made the trip in a jeep and spent the night with Pvt. Goldsmith, and

[column 3] [photograph of Pfc. Virginia Knight] Pfc. Knight Wins Coveted Wings

One of the first WACs to earn silver wings as a flight traffic clerk at U. S. AAF Air Transport Command bases through the world, Pfc. Virginia Knight, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Knight of Slater, S. C., is now flying on regularly scheduled ATC transport aircraft from London to Paris.

The coveted wings were recently awarded during ceremonies at Brig. Gen. Earl S. Hoag's ATC European Division headquarters, London, to which division Pfc. Knight is assigned.

As a crew member, her varied responsibilities include custodian of classified cargo and mail, and as the "purser" of the crew she collects tickets, checks passenger manifests and accomplishes other necessary clerical work on the flight.

Pfc. Knight must have a thorough knowledge of the stowing of cargo and expediting its off-loading. She is responsible for the securing and distribution of cargo while the ship is in the air in accordance with scientific weight and balance formulate.

She is further responsible for the safety and comfort of passengers and must understand the working of oxygen masks when planes go above 10,000 feet. In addition, Pfc. Knight serves box lunches on long flights and must know something of international law, aiding passengers through a maze of customs and immigration regulations along the route.

"V. K.," as she is known to her Slater friends, formerly worked as a payroll clerk at S. Slater & Sons, Inc., and entered service in June, 1944. - - - they both report they had a most enjoyable visit together. The boys hadn't seen each other in almost two years.

Sgt. Smith worked in our Cloth Room before entering service in December, 1942, and is now serving with a Signal Bn. Pvt. Goldsmith is with a Cavalry Recon. Group. He was formerly employed as a slasher tender in our plant, and entered service in December, 1943. - - - The action of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.--Locke

[column 4] SPORTS Softball Season Ends At Slater The softball season at Slater came to a close on Friday, Aug. 17, at which time the game bebetween Slater and the Medics was rained out.

Until the middle of July, softball play at Slater was an intra-mill affair, with various teams representing departments in the mill playing one another. Since the close of the regular season, Slater has played a number of games with teams from the Greenville Army Air Base and other Greenville teams, and while a few of these games have been keen, and Slater team members have acquitted themselves well in the games played.

Much valuable experience has been gained and, with the addition of men returning from the armed services, Slater should offer real competition in sports next season.

Box scores for recent games are given below: 8-6-45

Slater AB R H E
Drury, 3b 4 1 0 0
Summey, 2b 1 0 1 1
Takacy, p 4 0 0 2
McMakin, ss 4 0 0 0
Taylor, c 3 1 1 0
Bryant, 1b 2 0 0 3
Cook, rf 3 1 1 0
Cashion, cf 2 0 1 0
Thornton, lf 3 1 1 1
Smith, sf 2 0 1 0
TOTAL 27 4 6 7
Duncan AB R H E
Stroud, lf 3 0 2 0
Thomas, ss 2 0 0 0
Kirby, 1b-p 3 0 1 0
Lindsey, c 3 1 2 1
McAlister, 3b 3 0 0 0
Alexander, cf 2 1 1 0
Hughes, 2b 3 0 0 0
Upton, rf 3 0 2 0
Smith, sf 3 0 0 0
Hayesworth, p 3 0 0 1
TOTAL 26 2 8 2
Slater 100 012 0- - 4
Duncan 010 100 0- -2
Dr. Pepper AB R H E
Ambrose, sf 4 1 1 0
Davenport, lf 2 0 0 0
Doyle, ss 3 1 1 2
Liles, 3b 3 0 1 0
Baird, c 3 0 0 0
Sevinski, 1b 3 1 0 0
Neiss, rf 3 1 1 0
Harsh, 2b 3 0 2 1
MERITORIOUS AWARD TO BILLIE COTHRAN

Pfc. Billie S. Cothran, son of Mrs. Grace Cothran of Route No. 2, Travelers Rest, S. C., has been awarded the bronze star medal for meritorious service from March 14, 1945 to March 18, 1945 in the vicinity of Bliesransbach, Germany. Pfc. Cothran is serrving with an Anti-Tank Company of the 255th Infantry Regiment.

Pfc. Cothran worked in our Preparation Department as a filing checker until he was inducted into the Army in March, 1944, and was stationed at Camp Van Dorn, Miss., before being sent overseas.

He has two brothers also in service, Pfc. Walter H. Cothran and Pvt. Bruce E. Cothran, both of whom are former employees of the Weaving Department of S. Slater & Sons, Inc.

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Reed, cf 2 0 1 0
Takacy, p 2 0 0 0
TOTAL 28 4 7 3
Slater AB R H E
Cashion, cf 3 1 0 0
Summey, 2b 3 0 0 0
Abbott, p 3 0 0 0
McMakin, ss 3 1 1 0
Taylor, c 3 1 1 0
Cook, rf 3 1 1 1
Stephenson, 3b 3 0 2 2
Smith, sf 3 0 0 0
Thornton, lf 3 0 1 1
Veal, 2b 3 0 0 0
TOTAL 30 4 7 4
Dr. Pepper 110 100 1- -4
Slater 100 000 3- -4
8-10-45
Squadron J AB R H E
Shook, ss 4 2 2 0
Qualiotto, sf 4 1 1 0
Vanatta, p 4 3 2 0
Boynton, c 4 3 2 0
Koenig, 3b 4 1 2 1
David, 2b 5 2 4 1
Munce, 1f 4 1 1 0
Oakleaf, 1b 5 1 3 0
Fisher, rf 4 1 0 0
Bane, cf 4 1 1 0
TOTAL 40 16 18 2
Slater AB R H E
Cashion, sf-p 4 1 1 0
Summey, 2b 3 0 0 0
Drury, 3b 4 1 1 1
McMakin, ss 4 1 1 1
Taylor, c 3 1 1 0
Stephenson, 1b 3 0 0 0
Thornton, lf 4 0 0 1
Buchanan, cf 4 1 1 1
Veal, rf 2 1 0 0
Cox, p-sf 3 0 0 0
TOTAL 34 6 5 4
8-13-45 (First Game)
Dunean AB R H E
Long, 1f 4 1 1 0
Wyatt, 2b 4 2 2 0
Barnes, 1b 2 2 0 2
Kirby, p 4 1 1 0
Lindsey, c 4 1 3 1
Millsop, ss 4 1 1 0
Upton, 3b 4 1 1 1
Williams, cf 3 1 0 0
Smith, rf 3 0 0 0
Hendricks, sf 3 1 0 0
TOTAL 35 11 10 5
Slater AB R H E
Buchanan, cf 4 0 0 0
Summey, 2b 4 1 1 0
Takacy, p 3 2 1 1
McMakin, ss 4 0 2 0
Taylor, c 4 1 3 1
Stephenson, 3b 4 1 0 3
Hembree, 1b 4 1 1 2
Thornton, lf 3 1 1 1
Smith, rf 3 1 2 0
Cox, p-sf 3 0 2 0
TOTAL 36 8 13 8
8-13-45 (Second Game)
Dunean AB R H E
Long, 1f 3 0 0 0
Wyatt, 1b 3 0 0 0
Barnes, sf 2 0 1 1
Kirby, ss 2 1 0 0
Lindsey, c 2 1 2 0
Millsop, p 2 1 1 0
Upton, 3b 2 0 0 1
Williams, 2b 2 1 1 0
Smith, cf 2 0 1 0
Hendricks, sf 2 0 0 0
TOTAL 22 4 6 2
Slater AB R H E
Thornton, lf 2 0 0 0
Summey, 2b 2 1 1 0
Hembree, 1b-p 2 0 1 1
McMakin, ss 2 0 0 0
Taylor, c 2 0 0 0
Veal, rf 1 0 0 0
Smith, p-1b 2 0 0 0
Stephenson, 3b 2 0 1 0
Cox, rf 2 0 1 0
Hampton, sf 2 0 0 0
TOTAL 19 1 4 1
Dunean 031 00- -4
Slater 100 00- -1
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