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V. 4 No. 45 - The Slater News



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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Column 3] Theatre Guide

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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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

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


"Happy birthday, dear children, Happy birthday to you." So goes our birthday greeting to each of the following children: Will cox, member of the Boys' Library Club, who was 10 years old on October 15. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Cagle Cox. Tommy Cole, a son of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Cole of Slater, who celebrated his eleventh birthday on September 15. Tommy is a member of the Boys' Library Club. Betty Scarce, who was 7 years old on Septebmer 26. Incidentally, we hear that Betty is sporting a shoulder-strap bag exactly like the one Peggy received for her birthday. Betty, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Scarce, is a member of the Thursday AFternoon Story Hour Group. Jimmy Clary, a former member of the Boys' Library Club, was 13 years old on September 17. His parent, Mr. and Mrs. James W. Clary, remembered Jimmy's birthday with a present he is really enjoying - a bicycle. Gloria Cook, a member of the Friday Afternoon Story Hour Group before moving to Greensboro, N. C., was 6 years old on October 11. She celebrated with a party and had a wonderful time! Gloria is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Cook. For each of these children, we wish many more happy birthdays! ––––––––––––––––––––––––– As has been said so often in this column, we always welcome new library members. This time, we are very proud to announce nine additions to the library roll. These new members are: Curtis Teems, a son of Mr. and Mrs. George Teems of Slater; Mrs. C.W. Eldridge, Slater; Mrs. Edna Henson, Marietta; Carol Ann Bellamy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Buford Bellamy of Slater; Roy Dodson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Dodson, Slater; Mrs. Nora Waldrop, Slater; Mrs. Mary Sartain, Marietta; Mrs. Edward Farmer, Slater; and Miss Lelya Reid, Marietta.

[Column 5] ETERNAL VIGILANCE PREVENTS INJURIES Everbody blows hot at the beginning of a crusade, and America is a great place for safety crusades. Someone is always starting one, but too many people lose interest just when interest is most needed. Because of this, we have these accident figures for the past year compiled by the National Safety Council. Here it is, under the head of grisly reading; Killed in accidents - 100,000 people; accidental injuries - 10,400,000 people; and accidental property loss - $5,600,000,000. That sum would more than service the national debt for an entire year. Home Sweet Home, next to the automobile, was the second unsafest place to be in, with 23,000 persons killed there. Automobiles got their gory quota - 33,500 deaths in traffic accidents. There were, however, 35 cities of 10,000 or more population which did not register a traffic fatality. There was nothing accidental about these perfect scores. They were obtained through caution, alertness, and cooperation. Now, in the cold months of ice and snow with slippery streets, is not the time to relax driving vigilance to and from work. Now, for all times, is the period to accentuate alertness and caution in all matters which require these qualities. To driving is to form the habits of caution and alertness in the work of daily life. -------------------------------- Midway along the Panama Canal is a famous island, Barro Colorado, which the march of progress turned into a naturalist's paradise, says the Middle America Information Bureau. Barro Colorado is situated in what now is the middle of Gatun Dam. Once the lake was built, engineers flooded acres of this forest land. As the waters rose, the animals sought higher ground, with the result that the hilly Barro Colorado became an animal preserve, visited today by zoologists and botanists from all over the world. -----------------------------------

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V. 4 No. 48 - The Slater News



Page Two........ THE SLATER NEWS...........Decemeber 11, 1947 [Column 1] The Slater News Published Every Two Weeks By Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc. Established 1790 In The Interest of Its Employees (Symbols NCIE and Editoral)

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

REPORTERS Weave Room: Nellie, Barnette, Gladys Cox, Rosalee Cox, Sarah Canham, Dessie Burrell, Pearl Price, Doris Jones, Sarah Lee Foster, and Estelle Barnett. Preparation Department: Jessie Vassey, Julia Brown, Bertha Jones, Blanche McCall, Nellie Ruth Payne, Ruth Campbell, Marguerite Waddell, Mary B. Capps, and C.D. Rice Cloth Room: Opal W. Smith Commissary: Jorene Vickers Office: Betty Gillespie and Jeanne Phillips. Community: Ruth Johnson and Ruby P. Reid. ----------------------------- EDITORALS. Stockolders All. Whether you own stock or not, you still are a shareholder in your company by virtue of the services you provide the company through your job. Every minute of concentration and applicaiton that you bring to your job represents your share of working stork in the company. It all adds up to the fact that every worker has a financial stake in the company which employs him. Your job is your savings account. It is also your employer's saving accounting, for every bit of work that you effect daily represents the means of continuing and broadening the future of the company. The need for war production and immediate peace-time reconversion production is past. But the need for production on a continuing level basis still is urgent. Production, by company and individual workers, is one of the sure curbs on inflation. Lazy minutes drifting away never to be regained are the stiffest kind of competition for production. Production means more dollars for everyone. And more dollars means dollars competing against each other to keep commoditites with the price range of the average wage earner's ability to pay. ---------------------------- Reputation is a bubble which others can blow up or burst by what they say behind your back - O. A. Battista, Everybody's Weekly. ------------------------- (Column 2) SLATER DAY BY DAY Pen Scratches A recent editorial in a local paper talked about manners. Manners are wonderful, and to see a person who unconsciously uses a good manners is a rare delight. The children used to learn a little rhyme in school that went like this: "Politeness is to do and say, the kindest thing in the kindest way." And Emerson said "Manners are the happy ways of doing things." We chide our children for lack of matters and then very often growups refuse to use ordinary courteses in front of the small fry. Whenever older people are naturally polite to each other and to children as well, then the children are going to imitate these nice manners and everyone will be happier. Good manners are largely a matter of self-control too, don't you think? Can you imagine two people quarreling violently and useing such terms as "I beg your pardon" or "Please excuse me, I'm so sorry." Good manners are like the family sliver, the more they are used, the prettier they become. ------------------------------ Had your flu shots yet? Better take them, and take all other precautions possible to ward off flu and colds. Some pessimists are predicting that this winter is scheduled to be the worst one since 1927 for flu and colds. If you have never had flu, you are lucky. If you have had flu, then you are quite familiar with all the aches and pains and chills are fevers that flu brings. Any kind of a vaccine is far, far better than even a mild case of flu. ----------------------- Have you ever seen such a lovely autumn as we have had this year? The trees seem to be trying to outdo themselves in displaying gorgeous colors. A mape tree up on Fourth Street the other day flaunted four different colors at one time - green, red, yellow, and brown. And our water oaks have taken a very special delight in giving us a bright patch of brillance to contrast with the green of our white pines. Enjoy this array of color while you may, because soon Mr. I.C. Winter will festoon the bare branches with glittering icicles. Br-r-r, put some more coal on the fire. ---------------------------- Card of Thanks Mr. and Mrs. N.O. Hall and family wish to thank their friends for kindnesses shown in the death of Mr. C.C. Hall. They especially thank Mr. and Mrs. George Garland, Mr. and Mrs. Wade Turner, Mr. Grover Buchanan, Mr. Bennie Taylor, Willie Mae, and Alma Hart, and Mr. J. Tilley. -------------------- (Column 3) Cloth Room Chatter Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Johnson and daughter, Judy, enjoyed motoring to Hendersonville, N.C. recently. Mrs. George Garland visited her sister, Mrs. Gay Carter, at Normal Hospital in Asheville, N.C. recently. While there, Mrs. Garland enjoyed Christmas shopping, and she reports that the streets of Asheville are very beautiful with all the Christmas decorations. Mrs. Clara Bridgeman reports that her mother, sister, and brother had a very enjoyable week-end in South Boston recently, where they visited Mrs. Ethel Holt and family.. Mrs. E. B. Epps and sons, Mrs. J.W. Johnson, and Peggy and Betty Scarce were among the many persons enjoying the Santa Claus parade in Greenville Friday. Friends of Elizabeth Rowland will be glad to hear that her sister, Mrs. Lucille Caroll, is improving rapidly following a recent operation. ------------------------ SOUTHERN NEIGHBORS ARE RUBBER FARMERS. Rubber

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V. 4 No. 49 - The Slater News



Merry Christmas, Happy New Year PERFECTION IN TEXTILES — A SLATER FAMILY TRADITION SINCE 1790 Old Slater Mill PAWTUCKET, R. I. EST 1790 Vol. 4 Slater, S. C., December 22, 1947 No. 47 Slater Mill SLATER, SO. CAROLINA 1943

Above is J. A. Brady, newly appointed to the post of Assistant Office Manager to succeed P. J. Acree who was transferred to the central office in Greensboro. Mr. Brady has been with the Slater Company for several years. He is a veteran of World War II and resides at Slater.

School Presents Varied Courses Supplementing basic courses, three new agricultural courses, poultry raising, reforestation and truck gardening, will be offered during the next term of the Opportunity School at West Columbia, S. C. which opens December 11, according to T. D. Watkins, Principal. In addition, a class in practical nursing will be given and ceramics will be taught by Miss Gertrude Ross, of the University of Minnesota, who believes that South Carolina soil offers great possibilities for the development of a money-making pottery industry. The new term, which marks the beginning of the second year of the permanent, year-round Opportunity School, will begin on December 11 and end on March 15. However, pupils may register on the first day of any month, Mr. Watkins pointed out. The 235 pupils who were enrolled during the school's first year made an average gain of one year's school progress for each three-months term. Nineteen have secured high school certificates although the average school year completed by this group prior to attendance at the Opportunity School was eighth grade. Primarily for those who have not completed elementary or high school, but who desire to continue their education in a boarding school atmosphere, the Opportunity School strives to meet the need of each (Con't. on page 2, col. 2)

The Seasons Greetings

As we approach the end of another year, we want to express to each of our employees our deep appreciation for the splendid cooperation during the past year. In looking forward to the New Year, no one can tell just what the future will bring forth, but with your continued help and support we believe we can expect to stay ahead of our competitors. We hope that everyone will continue to build up our good Slater Spirit that has meant so much in making the Slater plant what it is today. We are proud of what has been accomplished, and our future depends on the help of each individual to continue making progress. We wish for each of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year. SLATER MANUFACTURING CO., INC.

CHRISTMAS BOOKS AVAILABLE HERE To make Christmas pleasant and happy for young readers, the library purchased a number of Christmas books which may be checked out by the youngsters for holiday reading. Among these new books are such titles as: "Christmas Time" (Field), "Christmas Traditions" (Auld), "The Christmas Nightingale" (Kelly), "At Christmas Time" (Almy), "The Animals' Christmas" (Eaton), "Merry Christmas To You" (Harper), "Christmas House" (Turner), and "The First Christmas Crib" (Milhous). Also: "The Sky Bed" (Thomsen), "St. Nicholas' Travels" (Pauli), "Hansi" (Bimelmans), "Nicholas" (Moore), "Silent Night" (Kredel), "Christmas" (Con't. on page 2, col. 2)

Staff Photographer Claude Guest snapped the above picture of the newly constructed Negro schoolhouse the day it was occupied. The building has two classrooms, and is of tile construction and practically fireproof throughout. All citizens of Slater, both white and colored, are proud of this fine new building.

Many From Here Win Promotions The Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc. is proud when the roll of the central office in Greensboro is called, for there are many men on the roster who were formerly connected with the local plant. Pendleton J. Acree was the last Slater man to go to the central office. Mr. Acree first came with the Slater Company late in 1941 and served in various capacities until his promotion to Greensboro recently. He served as Paymaster and Assistant Office Manager while here, and in Greensboro is on the staff of W. T. Stockton, Controller for the Carter group of mills of which Slater is a member. Wallace Sutton is also a (Con't. on p. 2 col. 4.)

SLATER CHILDREN HEAR RECORDINGS The library recently purchased a number of Christmas recordings which are being used extensively by the children's clubs during the holiday season. Among these recordings is a group called "The Christmas Party", featuring Clement Moore's poem, "The Night Before Christmas". This masterpiece, narrated by Two Ton Baker, has a unique musical background which makes a very unusual arrangement. Musical numbers in this group are "Jingle Bells", "Up On The House Top", and "Deck The Halls". Other Christmas recordings are two stories called "The Legend Of The Christmas Tree" and "Tale Of A Christmas Stocking". In both of these stories the narrator is supported by a musical accompaniment. An album called "A Christmas Fantasie" is also being enthusiastically received by the children. This is the tale of a little boy who tried to stay awake to see Santa. As you may have already guessed, though, the Sandman came around early, and the little "watchman" went to sleep at his post. But he went to Santa Land while he was asleep and even talked to Santa Claus, which proves that boys and girls must go to sleep if they wish to see Santa on Christmas Eve. The children are thoroughly enjoying these recorded stories and music, and from all indications, will be bubbling over with happiness when they hang up their stockings on Christmas Eve.

For art may err, but Nature cannot miss. By John Dryden

Roy Glenn has been appointed Paymaster here at Slater to succeed J. A. Brady. While Mr. Brady was in service, Mr. Glenn was acting Paymaster. The new Paymaster is a resident of Slater and has been employed here several years.

Lindsey Heads Masonic Lodge At the last regular communication of Ebenezer Lodge No. 101, A. F. M., Slater, S. C., held on Monday, December 1, J. C. Lindsey was elected Worshipful Master of the Lodge for the coming year. For the past two years, Mr. Lindsey has served as Senior Warden of the Lodge. The new Worshipful Master has long been prominently identified with Masonic work here. At the present time he is employed by the State Highway Department and makes his home near Cleveland, S. C. Elected to serve as Senior Warden was T. R. Addington who, for the past year, has served as Junior Warden. Mr. Addington is an employee of the Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc. and resides at Slater. John A. Dillard, who served this past year as Junior Deacon, was elected Junior Warden. Mr. Dillard is employed in the Shop here at the Slater plant and resides on Route #2, Travelers Rest, S. C. Unanimously elected to serve as Treasurer and as Secretary were A. B. McMakin and Robert H. Atkinson. Mr. McMakin has served the Lodge as Treasurer for many years, and Mr. Atkinson is serving his third year as Secretary. Both men are employed by the Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc. and reside at Slater. Re-appointed to the post of Senior Deacon was Cecil G. Hyer. The new Junior Deacon is Roy M. Whitmire, who for

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V. 4 No. 25 - The Slater News



January 9,1947 THE SLATER NEWS Page Three

[Column 1] GOINGS-ON---- IN WEAVE ROOM. Mr. C. B Clark and Bill Cody spent last week-end in Atlanta, Ga., with Mr.Clark's daughter. They reported a nice trip. Mrs.Millie Allison enjoyed Christmas with her sister, Mrs.Viola Davis, and her granddaughters, Edith and Carolyn Whitmire. Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Francis and family spent Christmas with Mr.Francis' parents in Spartanburg, NC. Miss Sarah Lee Foster and Mr. Edward Bryant enjoyed a trip to Charlotte on Christmas day. We are glad to know that Buford McDonald has made a good weaver on the third shift in No.3. Keep up the good work, Buford. Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Clary and family enjoyed Christmas day with Mrs. Clary's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Dudley, in Greenville. Mr. E. P. Cashion and Mr. Phillips went hunting recently and Mr. Philips got lost; so did one of Mr. Cashions's dogs. Better be careful men, and buy some dogs that can find the way home. We hear that Mr. Gather Laws has purchased a new auto recently and has presented it to Mrs.Laws as a Christmas gift.

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Page Four THE SLATER NEWS January 9, 1947 Marietta R. A.'s Doing Fine Work The Deaver Lawton Chapter of Royal Ambassadors of Marietta Baptist Church began its work in 1939, when a group of boys, who were eager to learn about other people of the world missions, asked permission to meet with the G. A. girls each month. This they did for almost a year with both girls and boys enjoying the missionary programs, but one leader could not help girls with work on Forward Steps and boys with work on Ranking System. So, in order that the girls might advance in their Forward Steps, a counselor was sought for the boys. The Rev. J. O. Strange, pastor of the church at that time, took the responsibility as counselor, and then the boys who were interested in world missions had an organization of their own with regular missionary programs and work on Ranking System. Rev. Strange, being pastor of two churches at that time and living in another community, found that his many activities in both churches kept him from giving the time to R. A. work that the boys needed. After his regisnation, Lawrence Buchanana became counselor, but was soon to enter college and a new leader had to be found. The organization struggled along, meeting sometimes once a month, sometimes twice a month, with counselors changing often and overworked assistants trying to carry on the work with the boys who were determined to keep the orgnaization alive. Then in 1944, Mrs. G. W. Bowers, a consecrated christian worker, realized that the boys were being neglected and took the work as counselor. The chapter grew in number and interest. Then the older boys organized an Intermediate R. A. with Miss Amilee Batson as counselor, while the Junior R. A.'s continued under the capable leadership of Mrs. Bowers, assisted by Miss Frances Williams. The name "Deaver Lawton Chapter" was adopted, and since then the chapter has been an active, growing missionary organization. The boys have as their counselor now, Mr. Oscar R. Drury, who is doing a great work with them. They now meet regularly once a week. We observed Focus Week in November by carrying out some activity each day. Three of the boys spent a week at Camp Rawls last August. Through the work that is being done, the boys are being developed as "Ambassadors for Christ." There are now 13 boys who rank as Page. After having completed the hard work to meet this requirement, one ranks as Squire and one is working on rank as Page. All who have already attained a rank are working for higher rank. Our Ambassadors are our future men, and through this organization they begin their preparation for the biggest business in the world, the task of telling others about Christ.

"AMBASSADOR LIFE" DONATED TO LIBRARY The Junior R. A.'s of the Marietta Baptist Church said "Merry Christmas" to the Slater Library by donating a gift subscription to "Ambassador Life." The librarian wishes to take this opportunity to thank the members of this group, and their leader, for this thoughtful gesture, and to say that the juvenile library members will appreciate this greeting, and, also, the good reading material which will come to the library every month during the New Year. All boys of the Marietta R. A.'s are cordially invited to come to the library to use "Ambassador Life" and any other materials at any time. It is also hoped that the Slater boys of R. A. age will take advantage of this magazine as they carry forward their R. A. work during the year. Mr. O. R. Drury is leader of the Junior R. A. group at the Marietta Baptist Church. He is an employee of the Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc. and, at the present time, is Overseer of the second shift in the Preparation Department. Again, the librarian wishes to tahnk Mr. Drury and his group for this gift subscription, and she urges them to use the facilities of the Slater Library at their convenience.

Practices From Abroad Helpful In Many Ways The scheme for parking automobiles on one-way streets in Paris. Instead of having cars parked always on the same side of the street, working injustice to those living on that side, they park in front of houses having even numbers on even days of the month and in front of odd numbers on odd days. Those red telephone boxes in London, all over town and even in the parks, to make it unnecessary to go into a store to telephone. The stamp-vending machines right alongside the letter boxes in Holland. The circular overhead flower boxes attached to poles supporting electri wires in Sofia. The Moscow subway's plan of having a special car on each train for children or women with children. Those little saucers placed beneath your drink in French cafes with the price of the drink kilnurned into them, and colored bands--a different color for each price mark--at the edge, by which either you or the waiter can readily estimate your total bill. That plan they have in Swiss hotels of taking a guest who has made reservatiosn directly to his room (instead of making him stand in line before the desk) and sending a registration blank to the room by a charmingly courteous clerk. ------------------- You can't believe everything you hear-but you can repeat it. --------------------- Things are never quite the same somehow after you have to lie to a person.--Morley.

OFFICE NEWS Miss Gene Cason spent Saturday with Rev. and Mrs. J. M. McCord in Greenwood, S. C. Mr. and Mrs. Troy Hannon were recent dinner guests of Mrs. Mattie Glenn. Others present were Mrs. Sallie Moore and Mrs. Florence Parish of Houston, Texas. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Bledsoe and daughter spent Christmas day in Spartanburg. They also enjoyed a delightful buffet supper at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Hendricks, Jr. of Greenville. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Waldrop visited in Pelzer on Saturday, December 22. During the holidays, they enjyoed a shopping trip in Spartanburg. Miss Clarissa Camden was happy to have Mr. and Mrs. Willard Beam as her week-end guests. Mr. F. J. Brannon visited his grandmother in Columbia recently. Miss Mary Stone had dinner with Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Tate and family during Christmas. Mr. Alvin Brady, our paymaster, reports that he enjoyed brd hunting during the holidays. Misses Estelle and Edna Southerlin were the dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Cagle Cox of Marietta during Christmas. Mr. and Mrs. Verdery Cooper and son spent the week-end at River Falls with Mrs. Cooper's mother. Gwendolyn Foster and Estelle Southerlin both received beautiful diamonds for Christmas. We also notice that Mary Stone is wearing a lovely dinner ring. Mrs. Clara Schwiers visited her grandmother in Newberry hristmas day. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Cunningham, Mr. Marvin Brown and Mr. Ed Connor were Christmas dinner guests at the home of Miss Betty McMullan. Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Rogers and son spent Christmas day with MRs. Myrtle Rogers and Miss Elizabeth Ammons of Slater. Miss Vera Hembree received luggage for Christmas. (Wonder if she's planning on taking a trip real soon.) --------------------- Union Rites Held (Con't. from page 1, col. 4) Church of God. The Rev. H. D. Hand, the new pastor of the Slater Methodist Chruch, was in charge of the service and acted as master of ceremonies. Although new in this field, Mr. Hand handled himself like a veteran and was successful in making those from other denominations feel at home. Union services were first begun at Slater in 1945, and this series. The next union service, which will be held on March 30, is scheduled to be held at the Slater Baptist Church, with members of that demonination as hosts. -------------------------- One of the proofs that women are as intelligent as men is that they learn immediately which dial turns on which burner on the stove, whereas it takes a man five years of trial and error to find out.

LIBRARY IS SCENE OF GAY PARTIES Christmas parties were held for each

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V. 4 No. 19 - The Slater News



October 10, 1946 THE SLATER NEWS Page Three

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

[Column 1] Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Chandler, Mrs. Georgia Poole, and Miss Lillian Chandler were dinner guests of Miss Edna Chandler Thursday.

Employees of the third shift in Weave Room 2 regret to learn that Susie Surratt has quit work here. She now holds a position in Columbia.

Hazel Buchanan was the week-end guest of Miss Kyle Kirby.

Miss Mary Jane Dugger, Roy Tate, and Murray Garrett were dinner guests of Miss Amber Stroud last Saturday.

We welcome Mrs. Blanche Hart as a new battery filler in Weave Room 2 on the third shift.

Kyle Kirby and Hazel Buchanan entertained a large number of friends at Miss Kirby's home Saturday night. Games were played and refreshments were served. Everyone had a most enjoyable evening.

We are glad to have Opal Smith back at work after being out sick a few days.

Mr. and Mrs. Mays Stroud and Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Bridges, of Travelers Rest, recently enjoyed a very pleasant trip through the mountains of North Carolina.

We welcome Mr. Boyd Martin as the new overseer on the third shift, Job 3. Mr. Martin recently took over this job to replace Mr. F. C. Gunter, who resigned. We all wish Mr. Martin much success in his new work.

Miss June Tolley of Washington, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Tolley of Marietta, was recently home on a week's vacation.

We welcome a new employee, Joe Mooneyham of Pickens, as oiler. He has recently been discharged from service after serving three years.

Miss Fannie Allen of Highlands was a recent visitor in the home of Nellie Barnette.

Doris Hart and a friend flew from East Flat Rock, N. C. to Tennessee last Sunday. Doris reports that she enjoyed the trip very much.

Miss Faye Singleton had as her week-end guests, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Raines and son.

Mrs. Doris Hart and Miss Dorothy Barnett were guests at the wedding of Miss Sollie Cox of Marietta and R. F. Nabors of North Carolina held at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Cox, on Saturday evening, September 26.

We were sorry to see Hellon Yeomans leave us but we all wish her the best of luck on her new job.

Miss Pearl Price had as her week-end guests, Hattie, Johnny, and Luke Starling from

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Winston-Salem, N. C., and Ed Ferguson, Evelyn and Mollie Baughman from Greenville. All had a very nice week-end.

We are sorry our sweeper, Joe Capps, had to be out from work a week due to illness, but are glad to see him back at work now.

Neta Burrell enjoyed a party that was given in her honor Saturday night at the home of her brother at Dunean.

We believe Robert Allison really enjoys his squirrel hunting. He had very good luck one day recently when he killed seven. Robert, why didn't you think of us and divide your squirrels?

Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Smith attended the wedding of Beatrice Hannah last week at Greer. The couple will make their home in Florida.

We are sorry to learn that Roy Daniel is on the sick list. We wish you a speedy recovery, Roy, and hope you will be back at work real soon.

Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Case spent the week-end in Hendersonville, N. C. with Mrs. Case's brother, J. D. Grice.

We welcome Richard Lynch as a new weaver and Alice Lynch as a new battery filler. We hope both of you will enjoy working with us.

Mr. and Mrs. Lafayette Bagwell and daughter, Brends, visited Mr. Bagwell's sister, Mrs. Hendrix, Sunday.

Sollie Cox certainly will be m missed by everyone. Sollie is going to take up life as a housewife. We all wish her the best of luck and happiness in her married life.

We are sorry to learn that Mrs. G. H. Case was ill recently, but hope she is feeling fine now.

Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Moon visited their daughter at Shriners Hospital Sunday.

Misses Faye Singleton and Bonelle Leatherwood and their boy friends motored to Asheville, N. C. recently and had a very enjoyable trip.

The second shift employees of No. 1 welcome Mr. Leon Pitman back to work as a loom fixer. They also welcome Mr. John G. Keller as a new loom fixer.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Dodson went to Hartwell, Ga on a wild hunt for fat back, but to our surprise they succeeded.

Misses Bonelle and Robbie Leatherwood spent a very happy week-end in Newport, Tenn. with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Leatherwood.

Everyone was very sorry to see Mr. Tom Hawkins leave for Florida. We all wish him the best of luck and a speedy return.

[Bottom of Column 1] Overseas Mailing

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be purchased and mailed earlier in the period than gifts going to England," they explained.

Youth is glorious, but it isn't a career.

[Bottom of Column 2] Life is a straight line between birth and death which many people try to lengthen by walking in circles.

Decide promptly, but never give any reasons. Your decisions may be right, but your reasons are sure to be wrong.

[Column 3] Theatre Guide

October 11, 1946 "BAD BASCOMB" Starring Wallace Beery Margaret O'Brien

October 12, 1946 "ANNA AND THE KING OF SIAM" Starring Irene Dunn Rex Harrison

October 14, 1946 "JANIE GETS MARRIED" Starring Joan Leslie Robert Hutton

October 18, 1946 "THE WELL GROOMED BRIDE" Starring Ray Milland Olivia de Havilland

October 19, 1946 "STOLEN LIFE" Starring Bette Davis Glenn Ford

October 21, 1946 "OF HUMAN BONDAGE" Starring Paul Henreid Eleanor Parker

[an illustration of a stork] Births

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Poole are receiving congratulations on the birth of a son at Coleman Hospital in Travelers Rest on September 4.

Mrs. Poole is the former Miss Bertie Smith.

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May 29,1947 THE SLATER NEWS Page Three


Miss Pearl Price and several friends recently enjoyed a trip to Myrtle Beach, the Isle of Palms and Folly Beach. Pearl reports that they had a swell time.

We are glad to have Bonnie Hopkins back at work in Weave Room 2.

Mrs. Bernice Foster recently visited Mr. and Mrs. Mac Vaughn and little son in Greenville.

We were sorry to hear of the death of Nina Allison's brotherin-law and extend our deepest sympathy to the family.

No wonder Louise Canham looks so happy these days. She and Jimmie have recently moved into their new home.

We welcome the following new employees to the second shift in Weave Room 2: Alvin Talley, C. W. Clark, Bernice Cantrell, amd Clyde Gosnell.

Lowell Edens, who formerly worked as a cloth boy, has recently been promoted to weaver and we believe he is going to make a good one.

Mrs. Serina Case motored to Hendersonville, N. C., last Sunday.

We are sorry to hear that Clarence McCollum's mother is seriously ill. Clarence, we wish for your mother a speedy recovery.

J. D. Pridmore is now working as a cloth doffer in No. 2and a very good one, too.

We wish to congratulate Junaita Humphries on the fine marks she made at school this past year. She is nine years old and is being promoted to the fifth grade. Fine work, Juanita, keep it up!

Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Johnson and Mrs. G. A. Thrift and daughters, Brenda and Kay, spent Sunday at Lake Lure and Chimney Rock.

Mr. and Mrs. Ibra Peterson and son went joy riding to Hendersonville Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Cody were the Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Clarke of Marietta.

Third shifters in No. 3 welcome J. P. Hampton to their midst.

Sarah Lee Foster and Edward Bryant visited Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Hayes on Sunday.

Mrs. G. A. Thrift recently spent the week-end in Geneva, Ala., visiting Mr. Thrift.

Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Laws were Sunday visitors with Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Benson.

John Lane reports that his wife is home from the hospital and is doing nicely. Glad to hear it, John.

Mr. and Mrs. Duck Smith spent the week-end visiting in Greenwood and Donalds, S. C.

Poppy Sale

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fought the battles of their country. It affords, too, the opportunity of a practical and patriotic program of relief and welfare activities among disabled and needy veterans and their dependents.

The Buddy Poppy plan carries the endorsement of the

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dunn and son, Bobbie, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Turner Jones.

We are sorry Mrs. Estelle Thompson is out from work due to illness. We hope she continues to improve and will soon be back with us.

Mr. and Mrs. Turner Jones recently visited Mrs. Rod Medford and family of Tryon.

We welcome Mrs. Mary Brown as our new battery filler in No. 3, third shift.

Miss Sarah Lee Foster, Miss Faye Singleton, Edward Bryant and Carlos Poole enjoyed a picnic lunch at Chimney Rock recently.

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Waldrop had as their Sunday guests, Mrs. J. P. Waldrop, Johnnie Waldrop and Lillian Waldrop.

Employees of No. 2 welcome Charles Loftis back as a loom fixer. They are glad to have Irene Chastain, from No. 1, and Elbert Bruce, from No. 3, working with them.

Second shifters in No. 1 wish to congratulate Jewell Saxon who was out recently to be married. The best of luck and much happiness, Jewell.

Mrs. Lizzie M. Richardson of Marietta spent Mothers Day with her daughter, Mrs. Adith Stroud of Travelers Rest. Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Horton and daughter, Gayle, were also dinner guests on Mothers Day.

Recent visitors in the home of Mr. Dorsey Rice were Mrs. Homer Couch and children.

For some time, Job II of Weave Room 1 has had the highest production and lowest seconds. They are very proud of their record.

Employees of No. 1 welcome Mr. Glenn A. Crotts and hope that he will like his work here and enjoy living in Slater.

It seems that marrying is catching in Weave Room 1. We know of another party who is wanting off from work a week before long.

Friends of Mrs. Robbie Jones are sorry that she us out from work due to illness. We hope you will soon we well and back at work, Robbie.

Sam Addinton and sons went fishing Saturday, but we understand they had no luch.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed McMakin of Greenville were supper guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Addington and family Sunday night.

Employees in No. 1 enjoyed having Frank White as their "boss" while Bill Stephenson was out sick, but were glad to have their overseer back at work following his recovery.

President of the United States; the Secretary of the Navy; the Secretary of War; American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations; General Federation of Women's Clubs; outstanding religious leaders; fraternal organizations; and business and professional associations.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars was the first veterans' organization to undertake and successfully conduct the Poppy

Theatre Guide

May 30, 1947 "THE WESTERNER" Starring: Gary Cooper Dana Andrews Walter Brennan

May 31, 1947 "THE SHOW OFF" Starring: Red Skelton Marilyn Maxwell

June 2, 1947 "UNDERCURRENT" Starring: Katherine Hepburn Robert Mitcham Robert Taylor

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PERFECTION IN TEXTILES-A SLATER FAMILY TRADITION SINCE 1790 THE SLATER NEWS Old Slater Mill PAWTUCKET, R.I. EST. 1790 Vol. 4 Slater, S. C., November 7, 1946 No.19 Slater Mill SLATER, SO. CAROLINA 1943 Slater-Marietta Football Eleven Doing Well In Its First Season The football team represent-ing the Slater-Marietta High School defeated the strong Roe-buck

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V. 4 No. 32 - The Slater News



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April 17, 1947

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

[two badges, one labeled NCIE, one labeled Editorial Production Appearance} STAFF Robert H. Atkinson ________Editor Cecil S. Ross _________Asst. Editor Claude Guest _______Photographer REPORTERS Weave Room: Ernestine McCall, Nellie Barnette, Gladys Cox, Rosalee Cox, Sarah Canham, Louise Bagwell, Pearl Price, Ethel Clary, Doris Jones and Irene Cox.

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V. 4 No. 23 - The Slater News



Page Two THE SLATER NEWS December 5,1946

[column one] The Slater News Published Every Two Weeks By Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc.

[NCIE logo] [SAIE logo] STAFF Robert H. Atkinson _____ Editor Cecil S. Ross _____ Asst. Editor Claude Guest _____ Photographer REPORTERS Weave Room: Ernestine McCall, Nellie Barnette, Gladys Cox, Rosalee Cox, Pearl Price, Ethel Clary, and Doris Jones. 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. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- ⁓~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ EDITORIALS ⁓~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Shooting Fireworks As the holiday season gets underway, we notice that the children are already enjoying their firecrackers. We think this is fine, but sometimes they get a little careless with them. Several incidents have occurred recently which have brought our attention to this. For example, one afternoon a group of small boys were shooting their firecrackers on Second Street when they spied a paper on the porch of one of the houses. Just for fun, the boys put a firecracker in the end of the rolled up paper and struck a match to it. The people who live in this house happend to be at work and there was danger of setting the house on fire. We think it would be wise for all the parents to caution their children about their firecrackers so we may still have our fun and everyone will enjoy the holidays. ------------------------------------------- Fourth Graders (Con't. from page 1, Col. 2) as Master of Ceremonies. Pupils not taking part in the play helped in getting the stage ready, and in collecting costumes and properties needed. --------------------------------------- Young Folks (Con't. from page 1, col. 4) and Sarah Canham. Also: Osier Vickers, Roy and Ralph Lybrand, Dillard Veal, Maynard Veal, Fred Cashion, Guildford Dodson, Ralph Knight, Harold Knight, Joe Bolick, Ed Connor, and Tillman Dixon.

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(boxed) SLATER DAY BY DAY (end box)

This is a note of appreciation to whomever is responsible for the noticeable diminishing in the number of firecrackers that are being shot in our village streets. For awhile it was Bang! Boom! Biff! every few minutes of the day and far into the night. Children threw firecrackers on peoples porches, or stuck them in empty milk bottles - they raked up piles of dead leaves, set fire to them and threw firecrackers into the midst of the fire - larger children threw lighted firecrackers from automobiles as they rode around the streets. All in all it was quite a nerveracking period. Babies and night workers were disturbed from their daytime sleep - jittery women would jump and scream whenever there was an explosion near them. And returned service men would imagine themselves back among the hell of real bombs and bursting shells.

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