V. 3 No. 15 - The Slater News






THE SLATER NEWS Vol. 3 Slater, S. C., July 26, 1945 No. 15

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

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

[Column 1] 16 MM. Shows At Slater Hall Due to the fact that an outdoor screen cannot be secured for some time yet, our 16MM. educational films, formerly shown in the Library, are being screened in the auditorium at Slater Hall. Library quarters are too small to comfortably accommodate those wishing to see this films during the hot summer months. On July 10, the following film program was given: "Kentucky Jubilee Singers" -a musical comedy by a colored choir. "The Work of the Kidneys" -a detailed exposition of the kidneys and their functions. "Westminister Abbey" -a film showing the beautiful carving and statuary of Westminister Abbey. Such memorials as the coronation stone and the tomb of the Unknown Warrior were also shown. "Territorial Possessions of the United States" -animated maps showed the continuous growth of our country through the acquisition of Alaska, the insular possessions, and the canal zone. "Action at Anguar" -a war (Con't. on page 2, col. 5)

[Article spans columns 1 and 2] Fire Claims Many Lives Annually By Lack Of Knowledge On Subject Fire takes a heavy toll of American lives annually. Most of these deaths could have been prevented had the unfortunate victims been instructed in what to do in case of fire. It is unfortunate that ignorance is one of the main factors in fire casualties, especially when the danger of fire is a common menace to all of us. Let's examine a few facts concerning fire. You are urged to read the following paragraphs carefully. They may one day save your life.

In a midwestern city a couple, living in a second floor apartment, were found dead in the upper hall by firemen responding to an alarm. Although their windows opened on a porch roof, the couple had tried to escape from the burning house via the stairs. Smoke and flame didn't murder this couple. Combustion gasses which are responsible for three-quarters of our residence fire victims, did the job. If this unfortunate couple had attempted escape via the windows, they might well be alive today. But they had never been taught that the stairwell of a burning house is a natural flue which carries death, through the medium of combustion gasses, from the conflagration on the lower floors. They also didn't know that when a bedroom door is hot to the touch it is fatal to open it, and that escape must be made by some other route than the main stairwell. So avoid stairwells and hot doors where fire is concerned and bear in mind that most fire victims are not actually burned to death, but are anesthetized! One of the best ways to safeguard your home from the possibility of fire is to have your chimney and furnace checked and cleaned annually. Records show that faulty flues and furnaces are the cause of most fires, and it is better to keep them in perfect order than to run the rick of the fire by not having them examined periodically. Sixteen people are burned to death in dwelling fires daily, in the United States alone. It is also interesting to note that a home burns every other minute in this country. Here are a few good points to remember where fire is concerned: 1. Beware of worn and defective electrical appliances and equipment. 2. Don't monkey with fuses. 3. Don't let oily waste or rags pile up in closets. Spontaneous combustion from such sources is the cause of many fires. 4. Be sure that cigarettes and cigars are extinguished when you are through with them. 5. If you have a fireplace, don't operate it without screens. 6. Keep ashes in safe metal (Con't. on page 3, col. 1)

[Column 2] CLUBS LIKE DARTS AS FAVORITE GAME It isn't "darts for dough," but "darts for fun" with members of the Boys' and Girls' Library Clubs. Dart games are great pastime for these youngsters, in whom the competitive spirit naturally runs high. Sometimes entire club periods are devoted to this fascinating activity. Of course, these boys and girls have much to learn regarding the fine points of the game, but they are having lots of fun learning. At a recent meeting, members of Boys' Club devoted their entire club period to darts. Fred Revis won first place, with a score of 655; Richard Rowland won second place, with a score of 465; Junior McMakin and Jimmy Taylor tied for third place, with a score of 375 each. If you are a boy or girl between the ages of 8 and 12 years, come to the Library and join one of these clubs. We are doing lots of interesting things, and we believe you will enjoy getting in on them. We'll be looking for you, so don't disappoint us.

[Column 3] Office Cops Flag In Red Hot Race For Softball Win The Office team won the pennant in the Slater Softball League with nine wins and five losses at the close of the season on July 17. The Office team is composed of players from the Office, Shop, and outside. The Weave Room team made a strong finish in the last two weeks of play, edging out the High School for second place, with eight wins and seven losses. The last game of the season proved to be one of the most interesting games played, with the High School defeating the Office four to nothing. Gene Cox, the High School pitcher, pitched his best game of the season, allowing the Office only three hits. A supper was held on Thursday night at Dave Stansell's for all regular players. The boys enjoyed a cat fish and fried chicken supper, and a good time was had by all. An all-star team is now being formed, with Ansel McMakin as manager. This team will be composed of players selected from the four clubs in the league. Games are now being arranged with leading softball teams in Greenville, and most of the games will be played at the Slater Ball Park on Mondays and Fridays at 6:30 P. M. There will be no admission charged to see these games, and everyone is urged to come out and pull for Slater to win. the final league standing and game scores for the past two weeks are as follows: Final League Standing Won Lost Perc. Won Office 9 5 .643 Weave Rooms 8 7 .533 High School 7 8 .467 Preparation 5 9 .357

Scores Weave 8--Office 6 Preparation 12--High School 8 High School 8-Weave 9 Preparation 3-Weave 11 Office 0-High School 4

NOTICE The trustees of the Slater-Marietta School have made special arrangements whereby the people of our district will be able to can their vegetables and peaches at the Travelers Rest Cannery. It is understood that the cannery will operate Monday through Friday for the benefit of those wishing to can during the peach season. You are urged to take advantage of this opportunity of using the facilities at the Travelers Rest cannery and "can all you can" during the canning season.

[Column 3] WOMEN HOLD MEET AT BAPTIST CHURCH The regular montly meeting of the Womens' Missionary Union of the Slater Baptist Church met Tuesday, July 10, 1945 at 8:00 P. M. at the Church. At this meeting, the program and theme of the Society for the coming year were outlined and discussed by the members present. The theme for the members present. The theme for the coming year will be "Facing Tomorrow With God." The program for this meeting began with the singing of "America" by the group. The Bible study was given by Mrs. B. B. Brown as was the opening prayer. Those taking part on the program, in addition to Mrs. Brown, were Mrs. Jettie Ledford, Mrs. E. Paul Foster, Mrs. Myrtle K. Rogers and Mrs. G. W. Hill. They discussed the subject of moral standards for individuals, the family, community and the world. The concluding prayer was given by Mrs. Mary Ledford. Following the program, the Society went into a period in which regular business was transacted. After which, the meeting was adjourned with a prayer by Mrs. Rogers.

[Article spans columns 3 and 4] Swimming And Boating Are Fine Sport Provided Regulations Are Followed The summer months take heavy toll of American lives in swiming and boating casualties. Most of these deaths can be directly attributed to ignorance of set rules for swimming and boating. Many summer water casualties can be prevented if good common sense is used in our conduct while enjoying the healthful recreation provided by these two summer sports. Swimming is a good American recreation and one which contributes much to better health and general well being. There are, however, certain precautions which must be observed at both lake and seashore if we are to indulge in this sport safely. One of the most important factors in safe swimming is the practice of having your physician give you a general checkup at least once a year. Many of the swimming deaths which we read about in the newspapers are not due to drowning, but to heart attacks caused by over-exertion or brought on by sudden immersion of the body into cold water on hot summer days. Such casualties can be avoided by periodical physical checkups. An examination by your doctor at the beginning of the summer months will divulge whether or not your heart is in condition to stand the vigorous exercise of swimming. Such a checkup might be the means of saving your life, so don't dismiss its possibilities lightly. Many persons who never realized that their hearts were in no condition to stand the exercise of swimming have been listed in swimming casualty reports. Play safe. Have your doctor examine you at regular intervals. There are many other hazards connected with the sport of swimming. Most of them can be eliminated by the use of common sense. The following rules for safe swimming should be studied before you go off on that long awaited vacation: 1. Swim at supervised beaches where a lifeguard is in evidence at all times. 2. Don't go in the water for at least one hour after meals. Cramps have taken many a life. 3. Don't attempt to dive in unfamiliar waters. Rocks or trees below the surface can cause serious accidents. 4. On crowded beaches keep your children in sight at all times. They could be drowned and not discovered until too late in areas crowded with swimmers. It has happened many times. 5. Don't stand up in canoes or rowboats. Small vessels were not built for people to walk around in. 6. When a boat capsizes don't attempt to swim for shore. Hold on to the overturned boat until help arrives. 7. Don't swim too far from shore. Even the most expert swimer can be attacked by cramps and exhaustion. 8. Learn the art of artificial (Con't. on page 2, col. 3)

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Page Two THE SLATER NEWS July 26, 1945

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

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

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

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

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

Cloth Room: Jessie M. Smith.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

[Column 3] Cloth Room Chatter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Article spans column 4 and 5] GOINGS-ON - - - - - IN WEAVE ROOMS -

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Page Four THE SLATER NEWS July 25, 1945

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Gilreath Writes About Work Here

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

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

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


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

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

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

Henson Brothers Now Stationed on Guam

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

[column four]


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

1. Mickey MicGuire is a character :

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

2. Baby Dumpling is the offspring of :

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

3. Casper is the husband of :

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

4. Nancy pals around with :

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

5. The Dragon Lady is a character in :

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

6. Sandy is the dog in :

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

7. Flat Top met his end in :

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

8. The Inspector wears a plug hat in :

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

9. Tarzan is associated with :

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

10. Spinach is the favorite dish of :

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs. Williams Honored At Household Shower [bold]

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

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

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

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

[column five]

Tigercat Is New Big Navy Fighter [bold]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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