V. 3 No. 13 - The Slater News






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

THE SLATER NEWS Vol. 3 Slater, S.C., June 28, 1945 No. 13

[drawing of Slater Mill] Slater Milll SLATER, SO. CAROLINA 1943

===Picture Program For Summer Is Now Underway===

The continuation of the 16 MM. Picture Program was resumed on June 12. A schedule of pictures has been booked for the next ten weeks. Mr. Reid has continued his practice of booking films which will give a broad and varied program. These pictures will be shown each Tuesday and Thursday morning at 10:45 o'clock at Slater Hall in connection with the summer playground program.

A very special film attraction is the continued picture "The Galloping Ghost", starring "Red" Grange, the famous football star. This continued picture is included in the program for each Thursday morning.

Dates and titles for these picture events are as follows:

June 19: " The Man Who Missed His Breakfast," "Liquor as a Doctor Sees It," "Mildred Dilling Harpist," "Grand Uproar" (a comedy), and "Kentucky Jubilee Singers" (series No. 1).

June 21 : "The Normandy Invasion," "Courtesy Comes To Town," "The Owl and the Cat" (a comedy), and "'The Galloping Ghost" (chapter 4).

June 26: "Combat America" (a feature length war film in color), and "Little Black Sambo" (a comedy).

June 28: "First Steps In First Aid," "Wild West Daze"

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The Slater Barber Shop, of which N. C. Hawkins is the genial proprietor, has recently been renovated and new equipment installed.

To begin with, the walls have been repainted, new and handsome lavatories have been installed, new cabinets and cases have also been installed, as well as new lights of the fluorescent type, which have been liberally placed throughout the shop. The new fixtures are finished in maple and present quite a handsome appearance.

A shoe shine stand is to be completed shortly, and will be of modern tile in black and white. This work is to be completed shortly.

In an interview with a reporter from this paper, Mr. Hawkins said that he was doing all in his power to make his barber shop as modern and complete as any in this or any other state, so that he could better serve his customers.

Mr. Hawkins has also secured the services of Marvin W. Garrett as his helper in operating this shop. Mr. Garret is a barber of many years' experi-

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===Civic Club's Womanless Wedding Delights Large Slater Audience===


Revival Services at the Slater Methodist Church came to a close on Friday night, June 15. This series of services was begun on Sunday, June 10, and were the usual Revival Services held at this time of the year by the local Methodist Church.

The sermons were delivered by the Reverend B. B. Black, pastor of the Judson Methodist Church of Greenville. Mr. Black is an accomplished pulpit orator, and his discourses were excellent and were enjoyed by all who had the pleasure of hearing them.

A number of persons expressed their faith in the Lord and joined the church during the revival.

The Rev. P. G. Curry is pastor of the Slater Methodist Church and cordially invites the public to attend any or all of the services, where they will always find a cordial welcome.

===Some Gas Coupons Upped In Value===

Beginning June 22, "A" gasoline ration coupons will be worth 6 gallons of gasoline instead of 4 as formerly. In so far as we have been able to learn ,this increase in the Basic "A" Coupons will allow 2 gallons more per coupon for pleasure purposes.

In so far as we have been able to learn, the proposed increase for holders of "B" and "C" Ration Books, will not affect persons employed at Slater.

This means that employees of S. Slater and Sons, Inc., now receiving supplemental gasoline or "B" and "C" conpons will still have to apply at the Employment Office in the same manner as in the past for their additional gasoline.

Attention is called to the fact that rules and regulations of the Gasoline Rationing Board will remain practically the same as at the present, and applications will be carefully examined to see that no one takes advantage of the present set-up.

With the increase or step-up in the Air Force against the Japanese, it will be practically impossible for civilian gasoline to be materially increased until V-J Day. It is our understanding that the Air Force formerly used in Europe against the Germans will be transferred to the Pacific, and hence there will be

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A large crowd packed the auditorium at Slater Hall to attend the "Womanless Wedding," which was sponsored by the Slater-Marietta Civic Club on Thursday night, June 7. Music for the occasion was furnished by Roy Summey with the trumpet, Carl Hill with the guitar, and Clyde Reynolds at the piano. All of these musicians wore evening dresses.

As the music began, the ushers, dressed in overalls, brought the families of the bride and groom down the aisle and seated them on the stage. L. T. Scarce, the Rejected Suitor, came down the aisle and took his seat among the relatives of the bridal couple. He wore a medium-sized spring onion on his lapel. At frequent intervals, Mr. Scarce wept audibly.

After the bridesmaids and ushers had taken their places, the maid of honor, Frank Cook, entered alone. Mr. Cook wore an evening dress and a very large hat. He was followed by the ring bearer, J. H. Farthing, who carried a curtain ring on a long forked stick. G. C. Pressley and C. E. Dodson were "little flower girls," and wore short dresses with matching hair ribbons.

As the musicians played "Here Comes the Bride," R. H. Atkinson, the bride of the occasion, came down the aisle with the " 'bride's father," Clyde Tilley. Mr. Atkinson was dressed in traditional bridal attire, with a long train, which was carried by John Reaves and L. G. Abernathy. The bride was met at the front of the auditorium by the groom, Harry Reynolds, who was accompanied by the best man, Gene Blanton. When the bride and groom had taken their places facing the audience, the preacher, Cecil G. Hyer, read a comical ceremony which he carried in a Sears-Roebuck catalog. After the ceremony, the wedding party left the auditorium to the strains of "I Wish I Were Single Again."

Those taking part in the wedding were:

Music: Miss Middle Cee, Clyde Reynolds ; Mrs. High Note, Roy Summey; Mrs. Outta Tune, Carl Hill.

Bridesmaids: Miss Illa B. Next, Roy Whitmire; Miss May I Hope, Stanley Hawkins; Miss Ima Prospect, Olin Burgess ; Miss Vera Desirous, Allen Suttle.

Ushers: Mr. I. M. Handsome, H. S. Richardson; Mr. C. U. Soon, C. C. Compton; Mr. I. T. Sheik, N. C. Hawkins: Mr. Ladys Man, J. G. Chandler.

Preacher: Rev. Five Bucks, Cecil Hyer; Maid of Honor: Miss Stilla Wishing, Frank

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Dr. Ernest George Fowler has assumed his duties as manager and pharmacist of the Community Drug Store here at Slater. The Fowler family has already moved into the residence formerly occupied by Dr. Scott.

The new druggist is a native of Georgia, but has lived in or near Greenville since 1912, when he first came to that city as a young man to engage in his profession. He was born at Harilson, Ga., but was reared at La Grange, Ga. Dr. Fowler is the son of the late Milton D. and Roscella Powledge Fowler.

Dr. Fowler received his education at Mercer and the Max Morris Pharmacy School of Macon, Ga., and was graduated from the latter institution in the class of 1907.

In an interview, Dr. Fowler stated he had been twice married. His first wife, the former

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===Beautiful Homes Add Much To Life===

There is a saying among country people that if the barn is larger than the dwelling house, the man is the boss, but if the dwelling house is larger than the barn, the lady of the family is the boss. We are not here to argue the truth or untruth or the merit of this question. However, we believe that a well kept house and yard is conducive to good living and a better home.

During the hot months of the year, shrubbery, flowers, and vegetation of all kinds grows better than at any other time of the year, and now is the time to beautify and improve your yard for the coming contest.

Plans are underway for a different type of judging this year than in former years, and under the new system, which is being worked out, some consideration will be given to improvements in the physical properties of the yard which have not been considered in the past years. This will include walls, rock or brick, filling in with dirt, concrete drives and steps, and similar things. The time is not ripe for an announcement of these plans. However, it is well to do all you can to improve your yard if you are looking forward to a prize.

Visitors to Slater usually remark on the beauty of the place, and since the homes of

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===King Wants Jap War Increased Until Victory===

While the war in the Pacific "today is ahead of our expectations," a quick and easy victory cannot be taken for granted, even since the European war is over, Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King, Commander-in-Chief of the U. S. Fleet and Chief of Naval Operations declared in his annual report to the Secretary of the Navy.

"We have gone ahead rapidly because we have been able to keep steady pressure on the enemy," Fleet Admiral King said. "It is of the utmost importance that we not only maintain this pressure but intensify it. There must be no relaxation of the fighting effort, nor of the industrial effort that makes the fighting effort possible. I make a special point of this because of recent indications that industry is having difficulty in meeting the needs of the armed services. This is cause for concern since, if the industrial output falls off, the effect will be to prolong the war at great cost in American lives as well as money."

Paying tribute to the "magnificent productive capacity of the United States which has given us the greatest Navy in all history," the Commander-inChief said that the genius of our research and industry has put us a long step ahead of our naval enemies in effectiveness of ships, planes and weapons.

"The Navy is deeply grateful

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The Brownies, Intermediate, and Senior Scouts are attending Day Camp at Cleveland Park in Greenville.

Last week there were approximately sixteen girls present each day. These Scouts attending participate in tennis, outdoor games and swimming with girls from other troops under the supervision of the Greenville Girl Scout Council. Each Scout is enjoying this privilege of meeting other Scouts and participating in these activities.

Every morning at 9:00 the Scouts meet the bus, at the drug store, and transportation for them is provided down to Greenville and back by the Slater Community Association. The Scouts appreciate this service rendered by the Asso ciation.

These day camp activities have been planned as a part of the summer recreational program now being offered at Slater. Misses Frances Bishop and Frances Pollard alternate in attending day camp with the troops.

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Page Two The Slater News June 28, 1945

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

STAFF Robert H. ATKINSON_______Editor Cecil SPEIGHTS_______Asst. Editor


Weave Room: Ernestine McCall, Nellie Barnette, Walker Reid, 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.


A House On Fire!

Sometime ago we read an article on the increase in crime in the United States. This article named certain cities in our land where crime had quadrupled, and in others where it had either tripled or had doubled. The most regrettable part of this story was the fact that most of the offenders were young people, and more especially among those in their early teens.

The story as portrayed in the magazine did cause us to ponder and reflect on the subject, but we were not unduly alarmed for we looked upon this as taking place in the crowded cities of our land and not in this peaceful mountain village of ours.

While we may not be undergoing a crime wave here at Slater, still we are dangerously near it. for conditions here border upon a crime wave. It is serious enough to ponder and act upon at once, for the situation 1S comparable with house on fire. Then, when such occurs, we do all in our power to rise up and meet the situation by extinguishing the fire.

When street lights are wantonly knocked out, automobiles are tampered with, buildings broken into, and the air is filled with oaths and obscene language, then we have an unhealthy situation and it is time do something about it. All of the things mentioned have taken place here at Slater and there are probably others we haven't heard about.

It is our opinion that this is not a problem of Juvenile Delinquency, but a problem of Adult Delinquency, for it is our children who commit these offenses and we who allow them to do so.

The best thing to do when we find ourselves confronted with a problem is to do something about it. Since the problem is one that needs immediate attention, like a house on fire, we should act and act quickly.

Perhaps there are some who may say that a policeman is the answer to the problem, and perhaps one would be of some assistance, but the chief remedy lies at home. Parents are charged with the duty of instilling into their offsprings that intangible quality known as character. Here the child learns what is right and what is wrong, and if he or she builds his or her morals on such a foundation, most of the problems of Juvenile Delinquency will solve themselves.

We are convinced, therefore, the problem of Juvenile Delinquency traces itself back to Adult or Parental Delinquency, "for as the twig is bent so is the tree inclined."

The best source of strength and wisdom in guiding and directing the lives of our children is from God, the Fountain of all Wisdom. There is no better place or way to receive such inspiration and guidance than through earnest prayer and by being in our house of worship each time a service is scheduled. Not only is it the duty of parents to so do, but it is the duty of every person to do these things, for the power or influence we have on others is often a vital factor in determining the life and character of that person. Frequently we are unaware of the influence we are exerting on the life of the other person, so the least we can do is to so conduct ourselves as to do only that which is right and well-pleasing in the eyes of God and man.

Today our men in the armed services of this country are fighting to preserve this land of ours and all it stands for. The least we can do is to make it the best place in the world in which to dwell, and this can only be done by making it strong in character where right ever triumphs.

Friends, let us resolve to do this now, for now is the time to act. Let us realize that the house is on fire and the longer we delay in extinguishing it, the harder is the fire to control. If this is accomplished, then and then only will we be proud of those things which are essential to life, and in return we will enjoy "the peace of God which passeth all understanding."


A stroll around our village and we find that Mr. Gossett has filled in the gullies on the banks of the front yard at Slater Inn to make nicely sloped terraces from the side walk down to the yard level.

And we hear a brick mason gaily whistling "Sweet Bunch of Daisies" as he deftly spreads cement on brick in building new front steps to the residence of Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Scarce.

What is all this going on up at Mr. Canham's house New cement walk way, new roof, new back porch, and fresh paint! My, how trim and neat the place is looking!

And Mr. Puckett has built himself new cement walk way and steps, and has brick on hand for further improvements.

At number 23 Second Street, we find an uneven brick walk replaced with a nice cement walk and new steps with fancy little brick doo-dads on either side. It looks very up and coming. Mr. Cashion.

Here Mr. Roy Whitmire has added a new cement drive way to balance up his rock wall and cement walk way and pretty green grassy lawn.

And Mr. Southerlin, who lives on the end of Third St., has done things to his yard! Filled up the holes and leveled the yard to make a pretty, smooth place for a nice attractive lawn.

Here is a remodeled front and back porch, and a new paint job to make an attractive background for gay red shutters, at the home of Mr. Lee Lell on Third Street.

Mr. N. C. Hawkins tells of his plans to plant red, white and blue roses to grow on his fence. Red and white roses we know, but we are waiting for an introduction to the blue ones.

Cloth Room Chatter

Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Findley had as their Sunday guests, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Griffin and children, Betty and Edward, and Mrs. Ben Hunt and Roscoe Hunt, all of Dacusville.

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hester and children had supper Tuesday night with her mother, Mrs. A. S. Hammett, in Travelers Rest.

Mrs. C. C. Talley spent the day Sunday with her sister, Mrs. Grace Cothran.

Mrs. Mildred Coleman was the weekend guest of Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Coleman and family, near Travelers Rest.

Miss Janie McCluney, Mrs. Jessie Smith, and Mrs. Opal Smith motored to Hendersonville Sunday with Mrs. Perry Rampey and her mother, Mrs. MeJunkin, of Pickens. They enjoyed a picnic lunch at Crystal Springs and later visited Rev. and Mrs. Sherman Patterson.

Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Link were Sunday visitors of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Lazar, of Route No. 5. Greenville.

Mrs. Annie Johnson has been notified of the death of her uncle, Mr. J. W. Langenbach, of Shamrock, Texas.

Mrs. L. A. Stroups, of Swananoa, N. C., was a recent visitor in the home of Miss Marie Smith.

Mr. J. N. Stroud, the father of Mrs. Bessie Shirley, was given a surprise birthday dinner Sunday. He was celebrating his 71st birthday, and was the recipient of many practical gifts.

Cloth Room employees are glad to have Miss Mabel Kemp back on the job after a long illness. The Cloth Room has two new workers, F. J. Brannon, Jr. and Rudolph McJunkin. We extend to them a cordial welcome and hope that they will enjoy working here.

Miss Clara Mae Farthing had as her weekend guests, her brother, Mr. John H. Farthing, Jr., and his wife and baby. Also present were a sister-in-law, Mrs. Gilbert Farthing, and her small boy Leslie. All are from Chelyan, West Virginia.


Jack Johnson visited his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Johnson, of Gap Creek, Sunday.

Miss Georgia Lee Bennett has returned home after spending an enjoyable visit with friends and relatives in Tennessee.

Miss Mildred Garland seems to be very happy since she received word that her boy friend, Donald Lunsford, is returning from overseas.

Mrs. Perry M. Rampey's mother, from Pickens, S. C., spent last week with her.

First shift employees of Weave Room No. 1 are happy to have their overseer, Mr. Joe Ward, back on the job after week's vacation.

Mrs. Carrie Lou Lell's brother, John Oliver Bell, has returned to the States after spending two years in the European theater of operations.

Picture Program

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(a comedy), and "The Galloping Ghost" (chapter 5).

July 3: "Life and Death of the U. S. S. Hornet,' GA Challenge to Democracy, "Sing, Ameriea, Sing," and "Cowboy Blues" (a comedy).

July 5: "I Want a Job," "Volley Ball for Boys, "Fly High" (a comedy), and "The Galloping Ghost" (chapter 6).

July 10: "Kentucky Jubilee Singers" (series No. 2), "The Work of the Kidneys," "Westminster Abbey, "Territorial Possessions of the United States," "Cuckoo Murder Case" (a comedy).

July 12: "Mickey's Touchdown," "Nurse Maid" (a comedy), and "The Galloping Ghost" (chapter 7).

July 17: "Kentucky Jubilee Singers" (series No. 3), "Little Snow White,' "Yosemite Jewel of the Sierra" (color), and "Soup Song" (a comedy).

July 19: "Woods and Way" (color), "Ice Carnival," "Village Barber," and ""The Galloping Ghost (chapter 8).

July 24: "Colorful Cairo," "The Wrong Way Out," ""Three Little Kittens," "Vronsky and Bobin No. 1" (musical), and "Chinese Jinks" (a comedy).

July 26: "Tuberculosis," "Going Spanish," "Little Red Riding Hood" (a comedy), and "The Galloping Ghost" (Chapter 9).

July 31: "You Can Have Everything," "This Is Guadalcanal" (a war film), and "Jungle Jitters" (a comedy).

August 2: "Youth Builds a Symphony," and "The Galloping Ghost" (chapter 10).

August 7: "The Story of the Black Cats" (a war film), 4 A Word to the Wise," "Galilee" (a religious film), "Pin Cushion Man" (a comedy).

August 9: "Your Public Health Nurse,' "Venice" (travel), "The Foxy Fox" (a comedy), "The Galloping Ghost" (chapter 11).

August 14: "Colonial Williamsburg," "Freedom Comes High," "Story of the Prodigal Son" (a religious film), "Felix Futuritzy" (a comedy), and "Kentucky Jubilee Singers" (series No. 4).

August 16: "New Opportunities for Youth," "Honeyland" (a comedy), "'The Galloping Ghost" (chapter 12 -the end).

The public is invited to see each of these picture programs.

Womanless Wedding

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Flower Girls: Little Miss Flower Sprinkle, G. C. Pressley; and Little Miss Dropping Petal, C. E. Dodson.

Bride: Miss Poison Ivy Vine, R. H. Atkinson.

Trainbearers: Little Miss Carry Corner, John Reaves; Little Miss Hodit High, L.G. Abernathy.

Groom: Mr. Ichabod Archibald Hipocket, Harry Reynolds.

Best Man: Mr. O. Pen Arms, Gene Blanton; Rejected Suitor: Mr. I Cry Lonelyheart, L. T. Scarce.

Bride's Family: Father, Hon. C. A. Museadine Vine, Clyde Tillery; Mother Mrs. Sour Grape Vine; George Gossett; Sister, Miss Bunch Tater Vine, Junior McCakin; Brother, Master English P. Vine, Bobby Johnson; Sister, Miss Running Gourd Vine, Buddy Brown.

Groom's Family: Father, Dr. Turnip Top Hipocket, Claude Guest; Mother, Mrs. Mary-Gold Hipocket, Wilbur Cole; Sister, Miss Pansy Blossom Hi-pocket , F. J. Brannon, Jr.; Sister, Miss Daisy Blush Hi-pocket, Dickie Gossett; Sister, Miss Temper Tantrum Hi-pocket Jesse White; Grandfather, Mr. Hard Shell Hipocket, T.W. Huffman; Grandmother, Mrs. Elberta Belle Hi-pocket, Jim Hunt.

After the wedding the audience enjoyed several cake walks. Cookies, cakes, and orange juice were sold.

The Slater-Marietta Civic Club wishes to publicly thank all those men and boys who took part in the "wedding," and assures them that their performance was greatly enjoyed and appreciated by those present.


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June 28, 1945 THE SLATER NEWS Page Three


Mr. and Mrs. Dee Whitmire and son, Jimmie, of Johnson City, Tenn., visited in the home of Mrs. Bessie Robinson recently.

Pvt. Jesse Hughes is now spending a thirty day furlough with his wife, Mrs. Louise Hughes, of Marietta.

Mr. Clarence Brock spent the night in Lavonia, Ga. recently with his grandfather. His grandfather is 90 years old.

The first shift of the Preparation Department welcomes James Turner, who is employed as a beamer helper.

Mr. and Mrs. Warren Smith and daughter, Libby Joe, Mrs. J. C. Faulkner and son, Carey, of Tenn., Mrs. Bessie Robinson and children, Margaret and Martha, and Miss Ruth Campbell recently enjoyed a picnic supper at the fish hatchery.

Mr. Rush Campbell and daughters, Joan and Caroline, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Lee and son Donald, of Shelby, N. C., were the recent guests of Mrs. Bessie Robinson and Miss Ruth Campbell.

Ray Anderson, S-1/C, is spending a thirty day furlough here. He was formerly employed in the Slashing Department of our plant.

Max and Madge Robinson, twins of Mrs. Bessie Robinson, are visiting their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Campbell, in Shelby, N. C.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Terrel and children, James, Freddie, and Dell Ree, Mr. and Mrs. Billie Phillips and son, Donald, and Mrs. Margaret Gossett enjoyed a pleasant afternoon at Wayside Park Wednesday. The occasion was in honor of Ray Anderson, S-1/C and Miss Grace Smith. They all enjoyed the fish fry.

S/Sgt. Douglas Hightower, brother of Mary Hightower, has returned to the States on furlough. Douglas served with the Third Army in Germany.

Donald Hall has recently been promoted to Mo. M. M. 2/C. Congratulations, Donald, and good luck.

Miss Billie Hamilton, of Slater, was the recent guest of Miss Lorraine Bowles, of Table Rock. They enjoyed a day of swimming and bicycle riding.

Myrtle Barnett had as her weekend guest, Beatrice Tolley of Slater.

Revival Services began at Walnut Grove Baptist Church Sunday nigh, June 24. The public is invited to come. Rev. J. A. Pttman is pastor of the church.

Little Bobbie Pace, of 19 First Streat, spent a delightful week with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs C. C. Talley.

Betty Robinson spent a pleasant weekend with Kathryn Sanders. The girls motored to Brevard on Sunday.

Preparation Deparment employees wish to extend their sympathy to Mrs. Mary Brooks and Miss Blache Raxter in the serious illness of their grandfather, who is in the St. Francis Hospital. We hope he will soon be home again.

B.F. Barton and David Batson were recently out from work due to illness.

J. D. Wallace recently visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Wallace, and while there attended the wedding of his niece at Liberty Church.

Sgt. and Mrs. G. C. WanKalsbeek and Sgt. and Mrs. W. B. Skinner were the recent guests of Mrs. Mary Wallance.

We are sorry to learn that Mr. I. W. Coleman, father-in-law of Mrs. Gaynell Coleman, is in the hospital due to a heart attack.

Little Jack Bowers spent last week in Penrose, N. C. with Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gilreath.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Batson spent Sundy with Mrs. Batson's grandmother, Mrs. Mary Jane Jones, of Henersonville, N. C.

Mr. Floyd Revis was at home with his family last week-end and they had as their guests Mr. and Mrs. Luther Alewine, of Greenvile.

Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Rice, Jr., spent the weekend in Danielsville, Ga., with Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Belk.

Mrs. Mary and Mrs. Minna Wallace have been out from work recently due to the illness of their father, Mr. P. A. Jamison.

Della Camden enjoyed a birthday dinner in honor of Mr. Jim Stroud Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Bridges from Travelers Rest, Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Jones of Slater, Sgt. William Bridges from Tenn., and Mrs. Mary Ellen Bridges of Greenville, spent Sunday with Mrs. Blaude Tucker.

Carrie Gosnell's sister, Leona Poore, is spending this week with her. Leona is a former employee of the Preparation Department.

Sendy Henson and her brother, R. C. Hughes, spent the weekend with their aunt, Mrs. Ida Bell Howe, in N. C.

The third shift employees of the Preperation Department extend their deepest sympathy to Irene Redding, whose 18 months old baby passed away recently, and also express their symplathy to Beveryly Ayers, who lost her father recently.

Some Gas Coupons

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no decrease in the amount of gasoline comsumed by the Air Force.

It is also to be considered that the tire situtation will limit the amount of gasoline for civilian consumption, as there has been no increase in the amount of rubber available for tire production, since the Japanese still control a large part of the territories from which we receive our raw rubber.

Barber Shop Gets

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ence, and his addition to the shop, as well as the improvements in the physical properties, makes the Slater Barber Shop as complete and as good as any shop in this country.

Messrs. Hawkins and Garrett cordially invite the public to visit them and espectially if they are in need of tonsorial work.


Theatre Guide

June 29, 1945 "THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU" Starring Dennis Morgan Eleanor Parker Dane Clark

June 30, 1945 "THE PRINCESS AND THE PIRATE" Starring Bob Hope Virginia Mayo Walter Slezak

July 2, 1945 "CAN'T HELP SINGING" Starring Deanna Durbin Robert Paige

July 6, 1945 "THE DOUGHGIRLS" Starring Ann Sheridan Alexis Smith Jack Carson Jane Wyman

July 7, 1945 "HIDDEN VELLEY OUTLAWS" Starring Janet Martin Allan Lane

July 9, 1945 "SING ME A SONG ABOUT TEXAS" Starring Rosemary Lane Tom Tyler Slim Summervile

[image of crane carrying (presumably) a baby] Births

Mr. and Mrs. Pendleton J. Acree are the proud parents of a 6 1/2 pound boy, born at the Greenville General Hospital on June 13, 1945. The young son has been named John Pendleton.

Mrs. Acree is the former Miss Blanche Culbertson, and Mr. Acree is the Assistant Office Manager here at S. Slater & Sons, Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur L. Thornton, of Slater, S. C., announce the birth of a daughter on June 8, 1945 at the Wood Memorial Clinic. The baby girl weighed 9 pounds and has been named Alice Camellia.

Mr. thornton is employed as a machinist in the Shop of this plant.

King Wants Japs

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to industry for its accomplishments," he added, "which have enabled the Navy to play a large and effective part in the landings of the Allied armies in Europe, as well as to prosecute the Pacific war with a vigor evidenced by the rapid advance towards Japan in recent months."

Fleet Admiral King emphasized that "the very speed of our advance has created new production problems. Our accclerated operations are placing a heavy strain upon reserves of certain vital items, while production of certain necessities is falling behind mounting requirements."


The following qutation from Henry Giles is interesting to all book-lovers: "The silent power of books is a great power in the world; and there is a joy in reading them which those alone can known who read them with desire and enthusiasm. Silent, passive, and noiseless though they by, they may yet set in action countless multitudes, and change the order of nations."

"Papa Was a Preacher" -- Sometime ago we mentioned the synopsis of this book as it appeared in "Liberty Magazine," April 28, 1945. The book is now in the Library, and because of its propularity, a reserve list is being made up so that those especially interested in reading it can do so as soon as possible. The synopsis was good but, of course, the complete book is better.

The following anonymous quotation comes from "Woman's Home Companion," June, 1945: "Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if now birds sang except those who sang the best."

If you have a man in service, you had better read the article, "Beauty Memos from the Military," in the "Homemaker" for May, 1945. Quoting one service man, this article says, "When a girl starts combing her hair at the table, I feel like pulling out a razor and taking a shave!"

Mix a cake in 4 1/2 minues! From Proctor & Gamble Company comes this new-method recipe for yellow cake. It is advertised as being especially helpful, since it extends red ration points, stretches the food dollar, and saves times; only 4 1/2 minutes are required for mixing.

Measure into mixing bowl:

2 cups cake flour (sifted before measuring) 1 1/3 cups sugar 1/2 cup Crisco 1 teaspoon salt 2/3 cup milk

Stir vigorously by hand, or with mixer (medium speed) 2 minutes. Now stir in (yes, all by itself):

3 reaspoons baking powder (with tartrate type like Royal, use 4 teaspoons) Add: 2 edds (unbeaten) 1/3 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla

Blend by hand or in mixer (medium speed) for 2 minutes. The batter will be smooth and thin. Pour into pans rubbed with Crisco and lined with waxed paper. Bake in preheated oven for the required time and frost with your favorite frosting.

There is no set rule for the type of pan you use in baking the cake. You may bake it in two 9-inch layers (1 1/2 inch. deep), or in an oblong pan (8" x 12"); you may even make cup cakes.

Baking temperature: 370° F. Baking time: 25-30 min., layers Baking time: 30-35 min., ob-

Outing Enjoyed By Prep. Girls

The third shift Preparation Department girls enjoyed a combination wiener roast and marshmallow toast at Wayside Park recently.

They roasted wieners and ate, and hiked around and climbed surrounding hills. When they returned to the Park they were ready for the marshmallow toast.

All of the girls had a wonderful time, but were complaining of sore muscles the following day.

Those attending the outing were: Grace Foster, Della Camden, Sara Lee Foster, Leona Ledford, Hazel Corbin, Sendy Henson, Nellie Ruth Payne, Irene Redding, Addie Moody, Bertha Meece, Melree Boggs, Little Joe Ann Meece, and Elizabeth McCarson.

Bible School Is Held By Ceveland Baptist

A Vacation Bible School is now in session at Middle River Baptist Church at Cleveland, S. C.

There have been over one hundred present at each class, which is an unusually good attendanee records. Mrs. M. L. Jarrard is the Director of the Bible School.

At the close of the school, all who have attended plan to enjoy a picnic together.


Hundreds of stars in a pretty sky, Hundreds of shells on the shore together, Hundreds of birds that go singing by,

Hundreds of dewdrops to greet the dawn, Hundreds of bees in the purple clover, Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn, But only one Mother the wide world over. --George Cooper

long Baking time: 15-20 min., cup cakes Could it possibly be as good as the cake "grandma" used to make? Don't forget that she worked for hours, while you worked only a few minutes with this new recipe But we live in a much faster age than "grandma" did, so why not speed up out baking methods? Try this recipe, and the best of luck to you and your cake!

Remember that Mrs. Scott, representative from the local Red Cross chapter in Greenville, is in the Library each Tuesday morning from ten to twelve o'clock. she will assist families of service men, service men themselves, and ex-service men with any problems which have arisen during the man's service or following his discharge. The Res Cross Home Service worker is anxious to help you, so giver her a chance by coming to see her.

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Page Four THE SLATER NEWS June 28, 1945


[Photo of William E. Hall] William E. Hall, AOM-3/C, is serving with the United States Navy at the Naval Air Station in Atlantic City, N. J. He is a former employee of S. Slater & Sons, Inc., having worked as a weaver until he entered service in April, 1944.

His wife, Mrs. Margaret Dixon Hall, and small son, William Delton, are visiting him at present. ______________________________


The Slater News is intested in learning about former Slater men who may be wounded while in the armed forces.

At best a stay in a hospital is not a very pleasant experience, but when it is spent in a hospital where none of the "home" folks can visit the patient, then it must be pretty bad.

If we knew the facts about the wounded man, such as the nature of his injury, the hospital address, and other such information, we would be glad to write to him and perhaps the time the patient must spend in the hospital would pass just a little faster and pleasanter than otherwise.

In order for us to do this, will you please come by the Employment Office and tell us what you know about the wounded man, so we can render him this small service? Your kindness in such matters will be greatly appreciated.

Beautiful Homes

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

the people occupy a large part of the area of Slater, certainly well kept homes and yards contribute much to the appearance and beauty of the village of Slater.

When we receive ideas on yard beautification, we will publish them in the Slater News, but we would like to remind everyone that originality, by the various homeowners, will also play a large part in yard beautification, as you will be in a better position to judge the problems of your individual yard better than anyone else, as each yard does not need the same amount of attention and work.

Let's, figuratively speaking, "put our shoulders to the wheel" and do all in our power to improve our yards, and "win or lose" we will have the pleasure of making them more beautiful, both for ourselves and to visitors in our village.

For Sale

Mrs. J. H. Patterson, of the Preparation Department, third shift, has about 30 laying hens and 9 ducks for sale. Her address is Slater, S. C.

Our Servicemen Here And There [spans across Columns 2 and 3]


Word has been received by Mrs. Norma Bowles that her brother, Pfc. Aaron E. Ferguson, has received three bronze stars for meritorious service with the 391st Battalion, Anti-Aircraft Artillery. Pfc. Ferguson went into service in 1942 and has been overseas since March, 1944. He has served in England, France, and is now in Germany on a special assignment. Aaron formerly worked in Weave Room No. 1. __________

We are happy to learn that Cpl. Tommie M. Hinton has been liberated from a German prison camp and will soon be in the States. Cpl. Hinton was reported missing in action in November, 1944, but in January he was found to be a prisoner of war. He was serving with the Infantry at the time of his capture. Tommie was employed as a size mixer in this plant prior to entering service in 1942. ___________

Blane Capps, who has been stationed in New Caledonia for the past year, has recently been promoted to C. M. 3/C. Before entering the Navy in April, 1944, he worked as a filling checker here. His wife and little daughter are making their home with Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Capps, of Route No. 1, Marietta, S. C. ----------------------

J. C. Jones, S-2/C, is now home on furlough after completing his boot training at Camp Peary, Va. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Jones, of Marietta. Mr. and Mrs. Jones have four other sons in service, three of whom are overseas.

In a recent letter from Cpl. Boyce A. Poole, former employee of our Warping Department, we learn that he is in Germany serving with an Infantry Division. Boyce writes that he has fought in France, Belgium, and Germany and is now living in the home of a German S. S. boy. He also writes to tell everyone at Slater hello and that he would like to hear from them. ___________

Pfc. Geroy Hendrix surprised his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hendrix of Marietta, on June 10 by calmly walking in the front door. Geroy made a swift trip by plane from England to N. Y. and then to Charleston, making his way home as quickly as possible, never taking time to notify his parents of his arrival. Pfc. Hendrix was wounded in Germany and spent several months in a German prison camp. He has a 60 day furlough, after which he will return to Charleston for further treatment. _____________

Pfc. Edgar and Pfc. Earnest Jones, twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Jones, have been awarded the good conduct medal. The twins formerly worked in our Weaving Department, and are now serving with a Military Police Battalion somewhere in the Pacific. _______________

Pfc. Horace Ledford, brother of Leona Ledford of the

[Column 3]

WAC Tells About Life In England

The Slater News has recently received an interesting letter from Pfc. Virginia Knight, former office employee of this company, now stationed in England with the Women's Army Corps.

V. K. says that she has not received the Slater News in sometime, due to the fact she has not been in one place long enough for the papers to catch up with her. However, we are glad to learn her correct address, and will send the paper to it from now on.

This young lady states that she has been in England and parts of Wales since leaving the States, but finds that the comparison between the two is great, since it is cold, damp, and miserable, in so far as the weather is concerned, in England as compared with the mild and delightful climate of the United States, and especially Slater.

Pfc. Knight reports that the name "Slater" is frequently seen in London, and it always brings up pangs of homesickness in her, and several times she has been tempted to interview someone by that name.

She reports she is busy studying to be a Flight Traffic Clerk, which compares somewhat with a hostess on an airline. Members of the Women's Army Corps are being trained to do this work since travel in Europe, caused by the collapse of Germany, has greatly increased.

This WAC has seen a number of persons whom she knew, and one of these was her brother, Cpl. Fred Knight, who is now at Slater on furlough. Cpl. Knight was on his way home from the front in Europe, where he had been wounded while serving with a Parachute outfit.

We are always glad to hear from our former employees now in service, and wish to thank Pfc. Knight for remembering us and want to assure her that we will do all in our power to keep her informed by sending her the Slater News. Write again when you have time, V. K.


Card Of Thanks

I wish to take this opportunity to thank each of you at the mill who had a part in the nice donation presented me last week, and assure you that every penny will be used for a worthy cause.

I hope it won't be long until I can be back on the job with all of you, for this is no fun where I am. Again, thanks to each of you for the donation, for it helps to take away my worries while I am sick.

Glenn Wilson


Preparation Department and Alma Ledford of the Office force, is spending a 30 day furlough at home after serving for three years with the Sixth Army in the Pacific. He wears three major battle stars and has the Purple Heart for wounds received in Manila.

[Column 4] With the Sick

James Terrel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Terrel, had the misfortune of falling from his bike recently and cutting his leg very badly. Here's wishing you a speedy recovery, James.

Arthur J. Crisp, employee of our Weaving Department, has recently undergone an operation at Coleman's Hospital. We are glad to hear that he is home again, and hope he will soon be back at work.

Sgt. W. A. Jewell is now in the Greenville Army Air Base Hospital with a broken leg. His Slater friends hope he will soon be fully recovered.

We are glad to learn that Mrs. Evelyn Hill has recuperated from her recent illness.


Dr. Fowler Takes (con't. from page 1, col. 4)

Miss Lillian Hayes, died in 1918 of influenza. To this union three children were born. They are Ernest, Lillian, and Christine Fowler. Later Dr. Fowler married Miss Annie Mae Addams, and they have three children, Eugene, Edward, and Betty Ann.

The three Fowler sons have or are serving in the armed forces. Ernest Fowler served with Gen. Patton's Third Army until he was severely wounded, and since has been honorably discharged. The other Fowler sons are still in service. Lillian is married but her husband is now serving in the Navy. Christine is attending college in Tenn., and Betty Ann resides with her parents. She is a rising high school senior.

Prior to coming to Slater, Dr. Fowler was connected with Walgreen's at Seneca, S. C., where he helped open a drug store for that well known chain drug company. Before this he was at Ware Shoals as druggist with the Ware Shoals Manufacturing Company. Dr. Fowler stated he succeeded Dr. Joe F. Scott, former druggist here, at Ware Shoals and again here, so this makes twice he has succeeded Dr. Scott.

By religious preference, the Fowlers are Baptists, and members of that faith are looking forward to having them present at services at the Slater Baptist Church.

Dr. Fowler state the people here are very friendly, and his associations with them have been very pleasant. He further stated he found an excellent stock of goods on hand both in drugs and drug sundries and would constantly work to bring to the people of Slater the newest and best drugs available, in keeping with the policy of the Community Association of making the Community Drug Store as modern and efficient as possible

As was the case with his predecessor, Dr. Fowler will be available for filling prescriptions 24 hours per day. He will be glad to fill any doctor's prescription and invites all of the people to come in to see him and to look over the goods when they are in need of drugs and drug sundries.

Frank A. Cook, Industrial Relations Manager, aptly expressly the opinion of both the officials and workers of this

[Column 5] Sports

With the Slater softball season half completed, the High School Team is leading with 5 games won and 1 lost. The Office team has dropped back to second place with 5 wins and three losses.

All teams have improved greatly since the season first started, with the Weave Room showing the most improvement, having defeated the Office Team in a double-header last week. The High School and Preparation Department Teams have 2 rained out games, which will be played at a later date. All games are being played at the Slater Ball Park at 5:30 P. M. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

The present League standing and game scores for the past two weeks are as follows:

League Standing Perc. Won Lost Won High School 5 1 .833 Office 5 3 .625 Weave Rooms 3 5 .375 Preparation 1 5 .167

Scores Weave 17—Office 16 Office 8—Preparation 6 High School 13—Weave 12 Weave 8—Preparation 0 High School 3—Office 7 Prep.—High School (Rain) Office 9—Preparation 1 High School 13—Weave 11



I can see him moving slowly By the little school each day, His vision dim—his step not sure, He's bent and old and grey.

He seats himself down by the road To watch the children play, I can picture him in other years As being just as gay.

To my mind, there comes a question: "Is there something he holds dear That guides him and directs him To this little spot out here!"

As, yes, I do remember now! He told me once of Jane, Of how he loved to till this soil, Why, he told me everything!

So it's memories he's guarding For fear they too grow dim, Dim like his faded vision, So he holds them close to him.

One day he'll pass from out our view, In sweet repose he'll rest. "Lay me near the schoolhouse yard." Will this be his last request! —Norwood Chiles Travelers Rest. ____________________________

company when he said that all of us are glad to have Dr. Fowler here and extend to him and his family a most cordial welcome.

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