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August 9, 1945
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McDonald McCall was the
recent supper guest of his
brother and sister-in-law, Mr.
and Mrs. J. G. McCall, of Sla-
ter. McDonald has just return-
ed to the States from Germany.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Summey
and Patricia and Mrs. Ruby
Hendricks enjoyed a delightful
week's vacation at Cascade
Lake. Mr. Summey carried his
alarm clock along and set it to
alarm every morning at 6:30,
so he could turn it off and go
back to sleep. The clock had
been hitting him for fifty-one
weeks and he wanted to hit it
for one week.

James, Freddie and Delree
Terrell spent the week at Camp
Long in Aiken, S. C. The camp
was sponsored by the 4-H Club.

First shift employees wel-
come Gladys Childs to the de-
partment, as a creeler.

Pfc. Jesse Hughes is home
for a thirty day furlough. He
has been confined in the Army
Hospital in Thomasville, Ga.
Pfc. and Mrs. Hughes motored
to Belton to visit Mr. Hughes'
brother, Pfc. Charles Hughes,
who is back from the Pacific,
after being there two years.

We are glad to learn that the
mother of Mrs. Bessie Robin-
son and Ruth Campbell is im-
proving. Ruth is at home with
her parents in Shelby due to
her mother's illness. We all
wish for her a speedy recovery
and hope Ruth will soon be
back with us.

Dot Dalton and Dale Mc-
White and Mr. and Mrs. Alvin
McWhite enjoyed a nice week's
vacation at Cascade Lake. Dot
said, "Boy, it sure was nice and
cool up there, and when you go
you had better carry plenty to
eat, for that good ole mountain
air sure will make you hungry."
We understand "Mac" was be-
ginning to get worried about
his grocery bill.

Mrs. R. B. Dugger and Mary
Jane have returned from a
visit in Athens, Ga.

Bobby Pace spent last week
with her grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. C. C. Talley.

We are happy to have Lillie
Gilreath back in the quilling
department, after being away
several days due to flu.

Mrs. Henderson Springfield
of Pickens, was a visitor in the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Ansel
Farr last week.

Harvey Ramey has returned
to his home in Dayton, Ohio,
after spending sometime in
Slater with his sister, Mrs. V.
R. Clark.

Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Trotter
are happy to have their sons,
Cpl. Allen Trotter and Pfc. J.
L. Trotter, home for a thirty
day furlough after serving
overseas for two years.

Billy and Betty Vassey are
on a ten day's visit with their
uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs.
R. R. Vassey, in Columbia.

Emma Batson was a spend-
the-night guest of Lucille Trot-
ter recently.

Mrs. Norma Bowles and fami-
ly spent Sunday with Mr. and
Mrs. C. A. Smith, of Cedar
Mountain, N. C.

The Young People's Union of
Saluda Hill B. T. U. gave Lor-
raine Bowles a farewell party
before she left for college at
Banner Elk, N. C.

Miss Sara Cox visited her
uncle, Rev. Carl Cox, of Bre-
vard, over the weekend.

Clovie Henson is looking for-
ward to the arrival of her boy
friend, Pfc. Harry L. Grant. He
has been serving with the U.
S. Army in the Philippines, and
is expected to arrive in the
States soon.

T/Sgt. C. A. Brown, of Camp
Gordon, Ga., visited Mr. and
Mrs. O. R. Drury while on fur-
lough. Sgt. Brown is Mrs.
Drury's brother.

Doris and Dora Duggins
spent last week with Lila
Wood, of Travelers Rest.

Cpl. Alvin Robinson has re-
turned to Fort Shelby, Miss.,
after spending a furlough at
home. He is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. John Robinson, Dacus-

Mrs. Norma Bowles and
daughter, Lorraine, spent the
night last week in Asheville,
N. C. Mrs. Bowles accompanied
her daughter that far on her
way to Lee McRoe College. Lor-
raine was a member of the
graduating class of Slater-
Marietta High School this year.

Miss Blanche Raxter honored
Pvt. Walter G. Banks with a
picnic while he was home on
furlough from Camp Blanding,
Fla. Pvt. Banks is to report to
Fort Ord, Calif. for overseas
duty. Before entering service
Walter was employed here as
a warp hauler in Weave Room
No. 2.

Submarine War

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that big ship had totally disap-
peared. The Japs managed to
get one lifeboat over the side,
but the soldiers piling in with
their heavy equipment capsized
it immediately. I don't think a
single Nip got away.

"We all felt pretty chipper
about this 'bag,' because to a
submariner the biggest prize of
all is a troopship. Not only do
you send a lot of tonnage to the
bottom, but you send a lot of
troops to their ancestors. The
Skipper thought we'd done O.
K., too, because he got on the
battle-announcing system and
congratulated all hands.

"Later we were right in the
Japs' inner defense waters, and
they were hot on our trail. The
next few days their planes and
surface vessels were searching
all over the area, trying to
hunt us down. Early one morn-
ing one of our lookout spotted
a dark bulge on the horizon
and called the Skipper to the
bridge. We didn't have to wait
till they began dumping ash
cans on us to know it was a
Jap warship.

"From then on we really
went through hell. Depth
charges kept blasting away all
around us. Surface sailors,
when they come in contact with
another, can at least fight back
- no matter how much they
are over-matched. But down in
a submarine, you just have to
take it. All you can do is stay
at your station or do the job
assigned to you, while the
charges rock your boat like a
celluloid duck in a bath tub.
Hour by hour the stale air be-
comes worse, because your air
conditioning is off so that the
enemy can't hear your motors.

It gets so bad you can't smoke

Theatre Guide

August 10, 1945
Dennis O'Keefe
Constance Moore
Eve Arden

Augst 11, 1945
James Ellison
Wanda McKay
Franklyn Pangborn

August 13, 1945
Jackie Moran
Wanda McKay
Sidney Miller

August 17, 1945
Cora Sue Collins
David Reed
Eric Sinclair

August 18, 1945
Roger Pryor

August 20, 1945
Paul Muni
Merle Oberon
Cornel Wilde

a cigarette, because there's not
enough oxygen to keep your
butt lit. You just try to keep a
grip on your nerve, sweat it
out - and pray. Yes, you do a
lot of praying at a time like
that. There are no atheists on
a sub undergoing a depth-
charge attack.

"I guess there wasn't a man
aboard who in his heart didn't
feel sure that our number was
up. But there was no confusion
on the boat, no sign of panic.
I think the coolest man I've
ever seen was the Skipper, dur-
ing that long attack. The calm
way he took it all was some-
thing to remember. Just look-
ing at him kept up your mo-
rale. When things seemed
blackest, he turned to us and
said with a grin: 'Boys, when
we get out of this, I guarantee
you'll all get a nice long rest
in the States.'

"Well, we finally did get out
of it. Luckily, the sea was
rough and we surfaced unob-
served. We put on flank speed
and headed for our base.

"We submariners are grate-
ful for the fine boats and equip-
ment the folks on the home
front have been giving us. Ad-
miral Lockwood, Commander
of the Pacific Submarine Force,
recently gave his own opinion
on that when he said, 'We
Americans have the best damn
submarines in the world.' We're
counting on you to continue
your support, because there's
still a lot of war to be fought
in the Pacific. The Japs are far
from licked. We've sunk a lot
of ships - but we can't afford
to quit before Japan is sunk."

Confidence, like the soul,
never returns whence it has
once departed. - Publilius

The secret of contentment is
knowing how to enjoy what
you have, and to be able to lose
all desire for things beyond
your reach. -Lin Yutang.


"Life" magazine for July 30,
1945 features a section called
"American Songs." These
pages are both interesting and
informative, since they depict
the American scenes associated
with many of the songs and
folk tunes which have become a
part of our great American her-
itage. These scenes are accom-
panied by short sketches which
tell something of the back-
ground of such folk songs as
"Old Folks at Home," "Home,
Sweet Home, " "Home on the
Range," "Oh! Susanna," and
"Casey Jones." The hymns,
"Jesus, Lover of My Soul," and
"The Little Brown Church in
the Vale," are also sketched.
Then, too, there are "America
The Beautiful" and "The Side-
walks of New York." These are
simple songs which practically
every American knows. In fact,
they are so familiar that we
often fail to recognize them as
truly great music. But they are
outstanding, and they are a
part of America. See the pic-
tures associated with these
songs, and read the accompany-
ing comments in "Life" maga-
zine for July 30, 1945.

An old Negro woman, asked
by her mistress why she was
always so cheerful, laughed and
said, "Lawd, chile, I jes weahs
de worl' lak a loose gyarment."
G. T. W. Patrick
"Ladies Home Journal," Aug.,

The books which our library
borrows from the Greenville
Public Library are constantly
changed in order to keep some-
thing new and different for our
readers. Too, some new books
are being purchased, but shelf
space does not permit us to add
a great many as permanent
stock. By keeping a list of
special request books which our
readers particularly want, our
librarian endeavors to meet the
reading needs of our commun-
ity as adequately as possible.
Visit the library at every op-
portunity and let the librarian
know what you would like to
read. If you don't find what you
want in the library, she will
make every effort to fill your
request from the Greenville
Public Library.

Picked up from "The Home-
maker," July, 1945:

Cole Slaw is delicious made
with French dressing and the
addition of celery seeds.

Corn-On-The-Cob and other
corn dishes get new flavor by
the use of paprika as well as
salt and pepper.

Fish (broiled, fried or bak-
ed, garnished generously with

Pot Roast - Dissolve six
ginger snaps in the gravy for
thickening and for flavor, or
rub just a little ground ginger
on the meat at the time that
you dredge it with flour.

Scalloped Egg Plant with a
suggestion of sage is very good.
To scallop, mix 2 cups stewed
egg plant pulp, 1/2 cup tomato
pulp, 1 tablespoon minced
onion, salt, pepper, sage.
Spread with buttered bread
crumbs and bake until heated

Men, do you have a hard time

Vacation Bible School
Ends At Baptist Church

Vacation Bible School was
held at Slater Baptist Church
the week of July 30-August 4.
Sixty pupils enrolled on Fri-
day before the school opened on
Monday, and a good attendance
was maintained throughout the
entire week.

The pupils were given in-
struction in group singing,
Bible study, and handicraft.

The following person served
as faculty members of the Bible
School: Miss Janie McCluney,
Mrs. T. R. Chandler, Mrs. D. D.
Toby. Miss Lila Kate Arms,
Rev. Quinton Carroll, Mrs. F.
K. Epps, Mrs. Joe Ward, and
Mr. B. B. Brown, Mrs. Jettie
Ledford, and Mrs. Delia Miller
served refreshments. Rev. C.
M. Johnson is church pastor.

Girl Scouts Win

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ber of years and both attend
the Slater-Marietta School,
and have been members of the
Girl Scout Organization here
at Slater ever since they were
old enough to participate. Pa-
trica's father is employed here
as an Overseer in our Prepara-
tion Department while Elaine's
father was formerly employed
here as a Slasher Tender, but
is now serving in the U. S.
Navy. Mrs. Foster is employed
here in our Drawing-in Depart-

In an interview Patrica stat-
ed she was very glad to receive
the award, and was very proud
to wear the pin. Elaine is away
on vacation and could not be
contacted for a statement.

Everyone connected with
Slater wishes to heartily com-
mend these young ladies in
their efforts for community bet-
terment, and hope they con-
tinue to do so all their lives.

AGE OF CANVAS developed
during 1944, the Army tried
fiberglass fabrics as a substi-
tute. Under the sponsorship of
the Corps of Engineers, fiber-
glass fabric was improved and
used in making 3000-gallon
portable water tanks and air-
plan hangar curtain doors.
Unaffected by mildew, a major
consideration in the tropics,
this material is finding much
use in the Pacific.

walk so much they wear out
more than 100 pairs of shoes
each week. Helping to keep
these men on their feet are the
ships' sweating cobblers,who
have nothing but kind words
for the stitching and finishing
machines which make the sail-
ors' shoes look like new and
yet feel as comfortable as an
old pair.

getting your favorite maga-
zines such as "Popular Me-
chanics," "Saturday Evening
Post," "Reader's Digest," etc.?
If so, come to the library; we'll
be glad to lend you copies of
these magazines.

"What a pity human beings
can't exchange problems.
Everyone knows exactly how to
solve the other fellow's."
Olin Miller, "Ladies' Home
Journal," Aug., 1945.

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