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Page Four THE SLATER NEWS July 12, 1945

[Column 1]

[Image of Pfc. George M. Turner]

Pfc. George
M. Turner is
well-known to
many employees
and residents
of Slater,
as he was
in charge of
the Supply
Room here for
a number of
years, having
left our plant about five years

Pfc. Turner was recently dismissed
from a hospital in England,
and is now working in a
post office there. At the time
of his induction in January,
1943, he was employed in the
Technical Engineering Department
at Judson Mill in Greenville,
and was also attending
Furman University. He plans
to continue his education when
he is discharged from service.

His wife, Mrs. Joyce Lee
Turner, and two-year-old
daughter, Nancy Ann, make
their home in Slater.


Charles Buchanan, S-2/C.
son of Mrs. Nora Buchanan of
Marietta, is now stationed at
Shoemaker, Cali. after completing
his boot training at Bainbridge,

[Image of Charles Buchanan, S-2/C]

Charles was
formerly employed
at this
plant as a
slasher helper
and enlisted
in the Navy
on February
24, 1945.

His brother,
Pfc. Richmond B. Buchanan, is
serving with the U. S. Army in
Czechoslovakia. Richmond is
also a former employee of this
company, having worked as a
reed fixer helper in our Preparation


Community Association

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

The second party was held
June 28th, and the program
opened with a reading, "That
Mean Ol' Ink" given by Little
Miss "Prissy" Wright. Miss
Martin then lead group singing,
followed by an impromptu
quartet singing "In the Even-
ing by the Moonlight" compos-
ed of Billy Hamilton, Lorraine
Bowles, Bobby McMullan and
Ophelia Riley.

The Scout Troops that have
been going to Day Camp at
Cleveland Park in Greenville
had learned several singing
games and two of them were
demonstrated on the stage by
a group of young people. "Mutton
Chops" was played by Flossie
Abernathy, Betty Phillips,
Segrid Gosnell, Margaret and
Martha Robertson, Carolyn
Dixon, Patsy Southerlin,
Frieda Thronton, Elaine Foster
and Nancy Stephenson.
"Bumps A-Daisy" was also
played with Judy Cox, Bobby
Addington, Segrid Gosnell, Ted
Smith, Sara Jane Christopher,
Larry Childs, L. B. Vaughan,
Nancy Stephenson, Patsy
Christopher, Ansel McMakin,
Jr., Patricia Summey, Herbert

[Column 2]

Our Servicemen Here And There [Spans Columns 2 and 3]

Three Huffmans
Now In Service

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Avery
Huffman of 15 1st St., Slater,
S. C., are the proud parents of
three sons now serving with the
U. S. Army. They are: Pfc. Calvin
L. Huffman, Pfc. Charles
A. Huffman, and Master Sergeant
Vernon W. Huffman.

[Image of Calvin Huffman]

Calvin, the youngest of
the boys, is now serving
with the army in Italy. He
worked as a
weaver and
loom fixer in
our plant
from 1938 until
1944, at which
time he was inducted into
service. His wife, Mrs. Gladys
Lane Huffman of Slater, is employed
at present as a weaver here.

[Image of Charles Huffman]

Charles who
is 27 years of
age, is with
the American
forces in Germany,
he is serving
with an infantry
outfit. He
also worked
as a loom fixer
at this plant before
entering service.

[Image of Vernon Huffman]

Vernon, the
eldest of the
three brothers,
is serving
with the Air
Corps in the
and has been
in service for
15 years. Vernon
has never
worked at this plant, but has
visited his family here while
on furlough.

The Huffman family has resided
in Slater for a number of
years, having moved here from
Alta Vista, Virginia in 1938.
Mr. Charles A. Huffman, the
father, has been employed in
our Weaving Department as a
loom fixer for the past seven


Farthing, Flossie Abernathy,
George Hopson, Carolyn Dixon
and Gene Addington as partners.

Betty Vassey, Mildred Farth-
ing and Frances Miller sang
"Bell Bottom Trousers," accompanied
by Miss Martin.

The program was followed
by outside games for the children,
under the supervision of
Misses Bishop, Martin and Mrs.
Reid. The adults and young
people participated in games in
the building lead by Miss Pollard.
The highlight of the even-
ing was the game, "Going To
Jerusalem" in which only
adults took part. Mrs. Bill
Stephenson was the winner and
for her endurance, she was
given a devils food cake.

Despite the heat everyone
seemed to have a good time and
following this game, everyone
said a pleasant good night.

It is hoped that for the parties
of July 12th and 26th more
adults will be present.

[Column 3]


I saw a ghostly legion march,
Across a wind swept plain;
Into the gloom they disappeared
Ne'er to return again.
And as the star shells burst
In brilliant, ghastly light,
I saw their forms, as still they lay,
Surrounded by the night.

And suddenly my vision waned,
I lived in yesterday,
I stood upon a platform built
Beside a teeming way;
And there I watched the soldiers'
Along the crowded street,
And 'midst the frenzied cheers
I heard
The tread of marching feet.

But I saw not the well groomed
I saw the gaps between,
And once again my mind recalled
That dreadful battle scene.
I saw again the rain swept field
Where heroes' deeds were
And from the sky I heard a
"God bless them, ev'ryone."

By Russell Doyle


Carman With Infantry
Now Serving In Austria

In a recent letter from Pvt.
Roy Jack Carman, he reports
that he is now serving with the
Infantry in Austria.

Pvt. Carman sends his regards
to all his Slater friends,
and expects to be home sometime
in the next month. Jack
was employed in our Weaving
Department until the entered
the Army in October, 1944.



The following poem was
composed by James E. Grice,
S. K. 3/C, who formerly worked
in our plant as a weaver and
is now serving with the U. S.
Navy in the Pacific:

I've been sitting here a-thinking
Of my home in Caroline.
I'd like to paint this picture
That keeps traveling through
my mind.

I can see my little cottage,
Where I hope that I'll soon
The only place this side of
That is home sweet home to me.

I can see the little trail-way
That leads up to the door.
I hope how soon I'll travel
To part again no more.

I've seen a million places;
But somehow I can't find
Anything that I'll compare
My home in Caroline.

When my mission has finally
Then joy once more I'll find
With those bright familiar
In my home in Caroline.

[Column 4]


We welcome the following
girls to the office staff: Betty
Ramsey, Betty Foster, June
Tolley and Jeanne Ernest.

We all wish for Mr. C. C.
Compton, Assistant to the
Plant Manager, a very speedy
recovery from his recent operation.

Frances Ridgeway has been
in the hospital for several days,
but has now returned to her
home. We hope that she will
soon be well and back at work

Mr. R. P. Alexander, our Office
Manager, and Mrs. Alexander
recently returned from
an enjoyable two weeks' vacation
at Myrtle Beach.

All members of the office
force were very sorry to see
Kathryn Richardson leave. Kat
had been working in the Shipping
Department for almost
three years.

Connie Henderson and Martha
Taylor spent the weekend
in Atlanta, Ga.

Thelma Bledsoe is off from
work for a few weeks due to
illness. We hope that Thelma
will soon be able to be back
with us.

On Wednesday, July 4th,
Margaret Browning became the
bride of Cpl. John Clayton
Blackston, of Piedmont and
Miami Beach, Fla. We regret
that Margaret is leaving us,
but hope that she and J. C. are
going to be very happy.

Mr. J. A. White, Plant
Manager, and his family have
just returned from a very
pleasant vacation at "Ocean

We are glad to see Kate Watson
and Eleanor Coleman back
at work, after being out sick
for several days.

Frances Cole had as her weekend
guest, Miss Josephine Burdette,
of Marietta.

Mr. J. G. Chandler, Supply
Room Manager, and his wife
recently returned from a vacation
in Atlanta, Ga.

Gene Cason spent a pleasant
weekend in Abbeville.

Elizabeth Ammons' sister,
Mrs. Darrell Toby of Slater,
has been very happy to have
her husband, Darrell D. Toby,
S-1/C of Jacksonville, Fla., at
home on a two weeks' furlough.


Popular Pastor Moves
To First Street Here

The Rev. J. M. Dean, Pastor
of the Slater Church of God,
and his family have recently
moved on the village and are
residing at 13 First Street.

Mr. Dean has been Pastor of
the Slater Church of God for a
number of months, but had
been unable to move on the
village due to the housing

Everyone is glad to have this
popular Pastor and his family
become residents of the village
and extend to them a cordial
and hearty welcome; likewise
Mr. and Mrs. Dean will be glad
to have their friends visit them
at their new home.


Reputation is what men and
women think of us; character
is what God and the angels
know of us.—Thomas Paine

[Column 5]


The Office team is leading in
the Slater Softball League by
three games at the end of six
weeks of play. The High School
team has dropped from first to
second place with six wins and
six losses.

More rivalry is being shown
between the teams as the
season draws to a close, as each
team is trying to improve its
standing in the league. More
spectators are coming to the
games and pulling for their
favorite teams to win.

The last scheduled game is to
be played on July 17. After
this, an all-star team is to be
selected, and games will be
scheduled with leading softball
teams in Greenville. We believe
that Slater will be able to put
a good team on the field and
can offer plenty of competition
to the Greenville teams.

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

League Standing

High School
Weave Rooms





Preparation 12—High School 8
Preparation 7—High School 2
Preparation 5—Weave 8
Office 23—High School 11
Weave 5—Office 12
Preparation 16—High School 17
Preparation 4—Office 9
High School 12—Weave 4
Office 19—High School 10

Your Mail Boosts

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

would feel if you were sent to
a foreign land and didn't maintain
contacts with your friends
at home. You'd be a pretty lonely
person, because the news of
what was taking place in your
home town wouldn't be available
to you. It's a pretty lonesome
thought, isn't it!

I shouldn't be hard to write
a letter to your loved ones in
the service. Not if you know
what to write about. Tell them
that the elm trees are in leaf
on Main Street, that you are
doing over his room in anticipation
of his return, that you're
having wonderful luck with
your victory garden, that the
girl next door is growing up,
and all the other little homey
items that take place in the
course of any average day.
Keep your letters cheerful and
newsy, and you'll have him
bragging to his buddies about
the swell letters he gets.

And write often! V-Mail is
the best medium for overseas
letters, and the forms are so
designed that you can write
often and still have news to
spare for future letters. You'll
be doing a greater deed than
you can possibly imagine if you
write cheery letters frequently.
For you'll be bolstering the morale
of men who'll achieve victory
much more quickly if they
have the inspiration of your
letters to back them up. Won't
you write that letter now?

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