V. 3 No. 17 - The Slater News






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

THE SLATER NEWS Vol. 3 Slater, S. C., August 23, 1945 No. 17

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

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Victory Day Brings Joy And Peace To Hearts And Minds Of Slaterites

President Truman's announcement at 7:00 on Tuesday evening brought joy and gladness to the hearts of all the people of Slater, and the celebration resulting therefrom was not vociferous as in Greenville and other cities throughout the nation, but was celebrated in a somewhat noisy manner.

A few minutes after the news came over the radio, guns were fired, automobile horns sounded, church bells rang, the fire siren sounded, and the mill whistle blew all to the accompaniment of joyous shouts of the citizens of this village.

In a few minutes after the announcement, the mill closed and remained closed until 8:00 Thursday morning, July 16th, when operations were resumed. Religious services were held at the Slater Baptist Church with a capacity congregation. This service was not scheduled, but people decided to go to the House of God to express their thanks to the Supreme Being for victory and the cessation of hostility.

As has been previously announced, a service was conducted at Slater Hall on Wednesday at 10:00 and was well attended by many citizens of the village. Appearing on the program at Slater Hall were J. A. White, Plant Manager, Frank A. Cook, Industrial Relations Manager, W. Earle Reid, Director of Educational Recreation, who presided, the Rev. J. M. Dean, Pastor of the Slater Church of God, Rev. Clyde M. Johnson, Pastor of the Slater Methodist Church, R. P. Canham and Robert H. Atkinson, Employment Manager, all of whom spoke briefly. Various ladies in the audience rose to their feet and gave thanks to Almighty God that the war had ended in victory for the Allies.

Wednesday afternoon, many Slaterites repaired to the Ball Park where a baseball game was played between boys from the local Slater - Marietta Schools and Travelers Rest High School with Slater-Marietta as the victors.

Regular midweek prayer services were held in the three Slater Churches on Wednesday evening ,and reports reaching us indicate these services were well attended.

All places of business were closed in Slater on Wednesday, August 15th, but everything resumed business on Thursday morning with the exception of the Slater Beauty Shop which did not open until Friday morning.

After almost four years of war, the people of Slater along with the rest of the world confidently look forward to an era of peace, and as they turn their eyes to the future, will endeavor to work so that there will be an everlasting peace.

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On Monday, August 13, the Slater Community Association sponsored a tour of Greenville for the children of intermediate age who had helped with the community parties or had participated in the programs. These children gave their services to help make the Summer Program a success.

A bus, provided by the Association, left Slater at 9:30 A. M. Upon arrival in Greenville, the group was taken to the Coca-Cola plant. Mr. Jackson, the superintendent, gave a short explanation of how the plant is operated, before conducting the group through the plant. Pamphlets describing the plant and rulers were given as souvenirs to each one.

The group was then taken to the Woodside Building and rode the elevator to the roof for a view of the surrounding countryside.

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During the summer, the Slater Community Association has offered numbers of activities for the children, young people and adults of the community, and on Thursday night, August 9th at 8:00 P. M., a public program of entertainment was presented in Slater Hall by which the adults were given an insight into what their children had been doing.

The following is a copy of the program, and, also, names of the children who participated:

PROGRAM Slater Hall, August 9, 1945 Thursday, 8:00 P. M.

Welcome: Bobby Johnson Reading: Judy Cox — "Tomboy" Songs: "Let the Feet Go Tramp, Tram, Tramp," "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" By: Judy Cox, Peggy and Betty Scarce, Frances and Barbara Hester, Mary Ann and Patsy Tilley and Doris Abernathy. Reading: Molly White — "My Dolly's Dress" Songs: "Close as Pages in a Book," "That's An Irish Lullaby," "You Belong to My Heart" By Patricia Summey, Mildred Connor, Josephine Knight, and Lila Jean Clark. Solo: Patricia Summey — "The Boy Next Door" Play: "Wildca Willie's Lucky Number," Jessie White, Josephine Knight, Patricia Summey, Junior McMakin,

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Local Residents Return to Homes From School Stay

Mrs. Virginia Duncan of Marietta and Mrs. J. M. Dean, Miss Faye Dean, Miss Ruby Turner, Mrs. Joyce Turner and Miss Mary Ann Turner of Slater have returned to their homes after attending the South Carolina Opportunity School which was held at Columbia College this year from July 8th through August 4th.

The theme of the school this year was "Building a Better South Carolina." Intensive study was devoted to this subject. In addition to studying about a better South Carolina, students attending the school were given the opportunity of hearing prominent South Carolinians in various walks of life to speak to them about their work.

In this way, it is felt, that the students who attended can devote their lives in helping build a better South Carolina by being better citizens in their respective communities and by taking part in all worthwhile activities. Included in this, of course, is a proper atmosphere, and each student was taught that Christ should be the center of their lives.

The activities of the Opportunity School were climaxed by the commencement exercises held on the night of August 3rd in the Columbia College Auditorium, at which time, an interesting and original play entitled, "South Carolina, Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow," was presented by the students. This play stressed such things as good health, parks, and gardens, home ownership, South Carolina literature, making a living in South Carolina, job applications and great South Carolinians, both white and negro.

Attending the commencement exercises, upon the invitation of the ladies from our com-

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The Slater-Marietta School will begin its 1945-46 session on September 4 at 9:00 o'clock, according to an announcement by Superintendent J. H. Barnett.

The first and second grade children will report to the schoolhouse, along with the other puils, on the opening day.

Superintendent Barnett has not announced the names of the teachers for the coming session as yet, but will no doubt do so shortly.

The faculty will meet September 3 at 5:00 P. M. at the schoolhouse to make final plans for the year's work.

Enrollment will probably be about the same as last year.

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Second shift employees of the Preparation Department are very enthused over their Absentee Contest. The contest started seven months ago, and to date there are still two employees who haven't missed a day from work since the contest began.

This is the way it works: The name of each employee was written on the bulletin board. When an employee was absent from work for any reason his name was scratched from the list. The two names remaining on the list a present are Ivadell Hill and David Tolley, one of whom will be the final prize winner for excellent attendance. All employees are very proud of Mrs. Hill and Mr. Tolley because of the interest they have shown by being present for work every day.

Employees are wondering if the present contest will ever end, as they say that the two persons, whose names remain on the board, will not miss work unless someone ties them up. At the close of this contest, the second shifters plan to start another.

Rites Conducted At Slater Church

Commencement exercises for Daily Vacation Bible School were held at Slater Baptist Church on the hour of regular evening worship.

The children marched into the auditorium in the manner in which they were accustomed to marching in for regular daily activities. Two columns of children were headed by flag bearers, who carried the Christian and the National Flags.

Salutes were given to both flags and to the Bible, and all of the children responded very heartily to these salutes.

The Beginner and Primary children then marched up on the rostrum and sang a couple of songs they had learned during the week. Perhaps nothing in all the world is so heart warming as a group of very small children singing together, and these sang exceptionally well.

The Junior and Intermediate group rendered the anthem "Praise Ye The Lord," and everyone who didn't hear that song really missed a treat. They sang with all of the enthusiasm of youth plus a harmony that blended well into an inspiring song.

Cerftificates were awarded to 85 boys and girls for attendance and satisfactory work. The handicraft projects done by the children were on display in the Sunday School rooms of the church.

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Radio Recordings Are Received Here

Recordings of a radio program, which the Columbia Broadcasting System presented on January 29, 1945, have been sent to our Industrial Relations Manager, Frank A. Cook, by Commander H. N. Slater. This program, "Science Frontiers," was presented on America's School of the Air, and is called "Made to Order." These records are of special interest to the people of Slater, since they tell something of the history and development of the Slater Mills.

Recently our director of educational recreation played these records in the library for a group of plant overseers.

The recordings begin with a letter written from London by Samuel Slater to his mother in 1789, telling of his plans to leave England and come to America. In his letter he explains that the Arkwright textile plans are secret and that he will not be allowed to take any plans, patterns, or drawings with him. Because of this prohibitive fact, he memorized every detail of the manufacturing plans as he had learned them in England.

The broadcast continued by saying that America was young in Samuel Slater's day, and that it did not know its own possibilities so far as natural resources, etc., were concerned. On the contrary, the textile system of the old world was well established.

A short while after his arrival in New York, Samuel Slater aligned himself with Moses Brown, and began to draw on his knowledge of the Arkwright plans which he had so thoroughly memorized. Although his principles were correct from the beginning, a little time was required to iron out the wrinkles. The American textile industry was spurred on by Eli Whitney's cotton gin, and the three basic materials, cotton, wool, and silk, were soon turned into beautiful fabrics.

The recordings also tell something of the beginnings of rayon and nylon. In giving the roll call of "textiles of tomorrow," nylon, rayon, plastics, and glass are each given a prominent place.

The broadcast closed with the very striking statement that the "Chemists of today are weaving the world of tomorrow."

Our recreational director plans to play these records for the public sometime in the near future. At this time, motion pictures portraying various Slater activities will be shown as part of the evening's entertainment. Further announcement regarding the time for this program of recordings and films will be made soon.

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

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S T A F F 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,Louise Bagwell, and Margaret Johnson.

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


The first Monday of September is America's "Labor Day." It is a day set aside by the American people in honor of the men and women of this great nation who staff the industries which produce the necessities so essential to the American way of life. It is a a day when the nation pays its respects to those men and women who have, by their toil, built these United States into the most powerful industrial nation in the world.

"Labor Day" takes on a new significance in this eventful year of 1945. It stands as a deathless memorial to those workers who produced the implements of war which brought defeat to the Nazi threat against civilization. It is a day on which the nation bows its head in grateful thanks to the millions of workers who produced the materials of war which hastened the complete conquent of the Japs. It is a day on which we salute the soldiers of production who not only constructed planes and guns and tanks, but who also purchased War Bonds which made the building of the machinery of war possible.

This "Labor Day" is truly a day in which the nation may take particular pride. It is a milestoone on the road to a better civilization. It is a day which brings pride in the knowing that American labor has gloriously fought a winning battle against our enemies in the vital war of production. Not too many Labor Days ago we were a nation inadequately armed and sadly lacking in the implements of defense. Today we are the mightiest of the mighty because labor put its shoulder to the wheel during the months following the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor and gave us the weapons with which to vanquish the foe.

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And so, more than ever before, this "Labor Day" is a symbol of the might of American manpower. It is a day on which every red-blooded American takes pride in his fellow men and their individual contributions to the victories of our gallant armed forces. It is a day rightfully to set aside as a tribute to the very cornerstone of the American way of life— the American worker!

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A Note of Thanks:

"We want to thank all of you parents for sending your children up here to Slater Hall to our playground this summer. It has certainly helped us to make our playground activities a success," said Mr. W. Earle Reid at a recent community party at Slater Hall where the children provided the entertainment.

Well, Mr. Reid, we parents would like to thank you and your corps of workers who have taken our children out of the streets and away from places where children shouldn't be and have given them the benefit of supervised playground activities this summer.

A group of noisy children around anybody's yard can certainly play havoc with the day-dreams of night workers and disquiet the nerves of any mother who is trying to get her baby to take a nap.

But a group of children up at Slater Hall playing games and learning songs under the watchful eyes of competent instructors is another story. And one we like much better.

The little songs and readings given by the very small people at the community party on Thursday evening, August 9, were just as entertaining as could be.

And the songs and play presented by the intermediate group showed a lot of talent in the process of development. Talent that certainly would have lain dormant during the summer had it not been developed during this supervised playground period.

What shall we say of the play given by the teen agers? Of course it was good. The plot was right up to the minute and the characters really put their best foot forward in putting on the play.

Many thanks to all who had a part in maintaining a supervised playground this summer.

Colored Children Go To Vacation Bible School

The W. M. S. of the Marietta Baptist Church is sponsoring a Vacation Bible School for the colored children in the vicinity. The school is proving to be very successful, with an enrollment of 32 children.

The faculty for this Vacation Bible School is as follows: Mrs. B. Lester Huff, principal, Mrs. D. P. Bates, Mrs. George Cowers, Miss Lilya Reid, Miss Betty Vassey, and Miss Lois Sand= ers. -------------------------------------------

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Cloth Room Chatter

Mrs. Lucille Sharpe has returned to work after an extended visit with her husband, Cpl. Clarence Sharpe, in Columbus, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Sharpe have bought the Waddell house on Second Street and will make their home there.

Misses Frances and Mildred Hawkins, of Traveler Rest, spent last week with Mrs. Mildred Coleman.

Mr. and Mrs. Felix Cline and two children were weekend guests of Mrs. Mary Cline.

Little Patsy Southerlin enjoyed a week's visit with her sister, Mrs. Annie Johnson, recently.

Miss Janie McCluney and Jessie Smith were supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Wood in Greenville last Tuesday night.

Pfc. Ralph Goldsmith, sonin-law of Mrs. Sallie Guest, is home from the European theater of war. He will visit with his wife and relatives 30 days before going to the Pacific area.

Pfc. Laten Green was a recent visitor in the Cloth Room. He is home from the war in Germany to visit with his family before going to the Pacific. ----------------------------------------- Local Residents (Con't. from page 1, col. 3)

munity were Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Cook and children Abie and Gloira and Mr. and Mrs. W. Earle Reid.

One of he outstanding features of the displays at the commencemnt exercises showing the work the students had done was the exhibit showing rayon and its uses. This exhibit was sponsored by the students attending from this community, and was prepared by them. Materials and fabrics for this exhibit were furnished by S. Slater and Sons, Inc. The pamphlets describing the life of Samuel Slater and the history of Slater Company, was written by the Rev. Martin C. Hembree while a student at North Greenville Junior College.

Mrs. J. M. Dan of Slater, wife of the Pastor of the Slater Chuch of God, was honored by being elected President of her class.

It is felt by those who were privileged to attend that much good can be derived from the Opportunity School, and it is hoped that next year a larger delegation from Slater and surrounding communities will be able to attend.

The Slater Community Association gave two scholarships this year to this school. ----------------------- [cartoon of dog in dog house] CARELESS HABITS SOON PUT YOU IN THE DOG HOUSE

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Mrs. Pearlie Garland spent two weeks recently in Bradley, Kentucky. She is the mother of Miss Mildred Garland, who is a weaver on the third shift in Weave Room No. One.

The third shift employees welcome as a new-comer, Dorothy Hollingsworth, of Travelers Rest.

Friends and relatives of Mrs. Roxie Robinson will be glad to learn that she is recovering from a serious illness.

Third shift employees in No. One are going to miss Georgia Lee Bennett, who has quit work and returned to her home in Tenn.

Misses Toots Johnson and Bette Cox had as their recent guest, their cousin, Miss Nancy Bates, of Asheville, N. C.

Mr. M. B. Jones recently visited his father, Mr. L. E. Jones, of Judson.

Sarah Lee Foster was out from work recently while her brother, Pvt. G. B. Foster, was home on furlough. Pvt. Foster has just returned from service in Germany.

Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Clark had as their week-end guests, W. C. Clark, S-1/C, Mrs. W. C. Clark and small son, Mr. and Mrs. George Clark, Mr. and Mrs. B. S. Henderson and family, and Mrs. Bess Bridges.

Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Cashion had as their guests, Mr. Cashion's brother, Lt. Leslie Coleman, of the U. S. Marine Service, and his wife, Mrs. Leslie Coleman. Also, they enjoyed the company of their son, Bill Cashion.

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Clark are the proud parents of a baby boy, George Michael Clark.

We all hate to see our warp man, Mr. Ike Epps leave; but Uncle Sam is calling. So good luck, Ike. We hope you will soon be back with us.

Mary Chastain has moved into her new home at Travelers Rest.

Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Smith motored to the mountains last Sunday.

Pfc. Frank Owens, brother of Viola Brown, is sick in a hospital in Austria. We hope for Pfc. Owens a speedy recovery.

We are sorry to learn that Junior Gilbert left for the Army on August 20.

We welcome Mr. Albert Parker into our department as a weaver. Mr. Parker formerly worked at Cramerton Mill in Cramerton, N. C.

Friends and relatives of Mrs. Martha Ann Reynolds honored her on her 89th birthday, Aug. 5, with a birthday dinner at the home of her son, J. C. Reynolds.

Sgt. Frank Knight recently visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Knight.

Miss Lillian Waldrop recently spent a week's vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Waldrop of First Street.

Mrs. Nora Aldrop is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Luther Waldrop of Easley.

Mr. Edgar White, of Piedmont, was the weekend visitor of Mr. and Mrs. Frank White.

We regret that Mr. E. S. Pridmore, Mr. Ben Ramsey, and Mr. J. P. Hampton were accident victims recently, but we

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wish for them a speedy recovery.

David and Bobby Sprouse attended a birthday party for Michael Sprouse in Greenville last week.

Mrs. Sallie Richardson has returned to her home in Spartanburg after spending a few days with her daughter, Mrs. Esther Bright.

Mr. and Mrs. Boyce Norris motored to N. C. Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Wyatt say they are happy to be back at work after being away over two years. Mr. Wyatt has been serving with the U. S. Army.

Miss Faye Singleton had as her guests recently, her sisters, Mrs. Carl Raines and Mrs. J. Roy Friddle.

Mrs. Estellle Veal visited her brother and family, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Newton, of Cedartown, Ga.

The Wilkinson reunion, in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wilkinson, was held Sunday, Aug. 5, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Wyatt, of Route No. 2, Greer.

Mr. B. A. Jenkins, of O'Neal, is visiting Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Bright. Mr. Jenkins is Mr. Bright's uncle.

Men employees of No. Two and Three Weave Rooms enjoyed a fish fry at Wayside Park Saturday night. Mr. H. S. Richardson and Mr. Wade Pierre presided as chief cooks and table servers. Everyone enjoyed a delicious supper of fried fish, corn on the cob, bread, and coffee, despite the heavy downpour of rain.

Mrs. Joyce Smeleer, of Dandridge ,Tenn., is visiting Misses Edna and Lillian Chandler.

Mrs. William A. Jewell and Mrs. I. Epps were recent visitors in Ala. They visited Sgt. William A. Jewell at the Morgantown Hospital. Sgt. Jewell is Mrs. Epp's brother.

Pvt. Hoyt Looper, of Fort Bragg, N. C., was the weekend guest of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence D. Looper.

We are glad to have Mrs. Margaret Henson back after several weeks' absence due to the ilness of her little daughter.

Mr. and Mrs. Maya Stroud, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Foster, Misses Gladys and Rosa Lee Cox, and Miss Annie Robinson enjoyed an all-day trip to the mountains of N. C. Sunday.

The people of Slater welcome Mr. and Mrs. James Henson to their new home on Third St.

Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Bates and family, of Asheville, were recent visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cox and family of Slater.

We cordially welcome Miss Edna Chandler as a weaver on the first shift in Weave Room No. Two, and wish her much luck in her work here. ---------------------------------- Marriage is like boxing — the preliminaries are often better than the main event.

Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty. —Woodrow Wilson

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August 23, 1945 THE SLATER NEWS Page 3

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June Freeman recently visited her brother, Pfc. Brown W. Case, of Flat Rock, N. C., who is on a 40 day furlough after which he will report back to Fort Bragg. Brown has served in the European theater for the past 18 months.

Mrs. Grady Goodwin and daughter, Kate, were dinner guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Mull and family on Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Troy Tate had as their Sunday guests, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Shepherd, Jr., of Westerly, R. I.; Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Williamson and son; Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Williamson and son; Mrs. Henry Williamson; Mr. Laura Vess; Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Shepherd, Sr.; Mr. Girard Harrison; Pvt. and Mrs. Cleo Shepherd and children, all of Greenville.

Mrs. Lois Jewell and mother, Mrs. Fannie Bates, had as their guests this past week: Mrs. Lennie Burns and Miss Bessie Hall, from Cincinnati, Ohio; Pfc. Fred Bates, home on furlough from Baker Field, Cal. and Ed Bates, S-1/C, from the South Pacific on a 30 day furlough.

Mrs. Gaynel Coleman and daughter spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Coleman, of Travelers Rest.

Misses Louise and Frances Hall and Mrs. Fannie Bates and family spent a delightful day at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Cantrell of Greenville, S. C.

Miss Beatrice Tolley leaves for Columbia Commercial College soon. Beatrice was a graduate of Slater - Marietta High School in the class of '45. Her many friends wish her success and hapiness as she begins her studies.

Cpl. Hugh D. Jones, of Camp Bowie, Texas, is spending a furlough with his wife and parents at Pickens. Cpl. Jones will report to Fort Bragg, N. C. for

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further duty. Clifford Jones, of Baltimore, also visited the family while his brother was home.

Mae Lynch and Violet Lewis are back home in Pickens after spending a pleasant week with Alice Talley at Blythe Shoals.

Mr. and Mrs. Cagle Cox had as recent visitors, Mrs. Cox's brother, J. E. Verdin and family, of Marietta, Ga.

Pauline Reid, of Dublin, Texas, has returned to her home after a ten day's vacation with her cousin, Helen Jones, of Pickens.

Pfc. and Mrs. Joe E. Farr spent a delightful weekend with the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ansel Farr, of Travelers Rest.

Mrs. C. C. Talley and children, Lillie, Clara, Raymond, and Margie, visited in the home of Mrs. Sarah Kelley on Buncombe Road recently.

T/Sgt. Willard A. Albright has been honorably discharged from the Army after five years of service. He was overseas eighteen months and participated in five major battles.

Mary Ella and Anna Martha Vassey have returned to their home in Columbia after a week's visit with their cousins, Billy and Betty Vassey.

The many friends of Willene Miller are sorry to learn that her mother is in a serious condition at the General Hospital. We wish for her a speedy recovery.

Miss Carlene Brown, of Charlottesville, Va., has been the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Drury for the past several days.

Mr. and Mrs. P. P. Truesdale and family are visiting Mrs. Truesdale's brother in N. C.

Miss Mildred Shelton is visiting relatives in Spencer Mt., N. C. ------------------------------------------ [column 1, bottom section]

Children Get Trip Con't. from page 1, col. 2)

The children reached Radio Station WFBC in time to be studio guests of the "Hi Neighbor Boys" during their broadcast.

A picnic lunch was enjoyed at the City Park, where the children played and watched the animals until 4:00 o'clock.

Those he went on the trip were: Flossie Abernathy, Betty Lou Phillips, Patsy Southerlin, Frieda Thornton, Elaine Foster, Nancy Stephenson, L. B. Vaughn, Junior McMakin, Herbert Farthing, George Hopson, Sarah Faye Johnson, Josephine Knight, Gene Addington, Buddy Brown, Thomas Cox, Patricia Summey, Sara Jane Christopher, Bobby Johnson, Jesse White, Carolyeen Smith, Joyce Bryant, Sigrid Gosnell, and Sarah Jo Johnson.

Those eligible but unable to go were: Ted Smith, Margaret and Martha Robinson, Lila Jean Clark, Patsy Christopher, J. D. McCall, Clara Ramsey, Madge Robinson, and Mildred Conner.

The group was chaperoned by Misses Frances Pollard, Eleanor Martin, and Mr. W. Earle Reid.

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Program Reveals (Con't. from Page 1, col. 2)

Nancy Stephenson, Elaine Foster and Herbert Farthing.

Songs: "Coming In On A Wing And A Prayer," "Whistle While You Work" By: Herbert Farthing, George Hopson, L. B. Vaughn, Gene Addington, Thomas Cox, James Johnson, Ted Smith and Buddy Brown.

Readings: Peggy Scarce — "Little Raindrops" Barbara Hester — "What I Have" Frances Hester — Runnaway"

Singing Game: "Sandy Land"

Songs: "the Days of Long "Ago, "Mighty Lak a Rose" By: Clara Ramsey, Sara Faye Johnson, Elaine Foster, Carolyn Smith, Nancy Stephenson, Nancy Abernathy, Joyce Bryant, Madge Robinson, Frieda Thornton and Carolyn Dixon.

Readings: Gene Addington — "Johnny's Decision" George Hopson — "The Conceited Little Grasshopper" Betty Scarce — "The Firefly" Gib Toby — "Grown Up"

Solo: Herbert Farthing — "I had a Little Talke With the Lord"

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Play: "Paul Loses the Ration Books" Junior Richardson, Maxine Brown, Ray Johnson, Russell Hampton, Ophelia Riley, Betty McMullan and Billie Hamilton.

Announcements: Mr. Ried

Girl Scout Awards: To—Elaine Foster and Patricia Summey

Sol: Mildred Connor—"Sweet Dreams Sweetheart"

For their work on the various programs, and for the interest they have shown, those who have participated are being given special favors during the week of August 13th-18th. A day for each different age group has been set aside and specialties have been arranged for them. On Monday, August 13th, a group of 23 went to Greenville and enjoyed a visit to the Coca-Cola Bottling Co., the Woodside Building, from the top off which they marveled at the sights of the city and Radio Station WFBC where they were guests of the "Hi Neighbor["] broadcast at 12:00 noon. The rest of the afternoon was spent at the City Park, eating a picnic lunch and playing games.

On Wednesday, August 15th at 10:00, a group of the young people will go to Table Rock State Park while on Friday, August 17th, the younger children will also go to Greenville City Park.

It is hoped that the summer has proved enjoyable, and that next summer the program will be bigger and better than before.

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Theatre Guide

August 24, 1945 "FLAME OF BARBARY COAST" Starring: John Wayne Ann Dvorak Russell Hicks ------------------- August 25, 1945 "FACES IN THE FOG" Starring: Jane Withers Paul Kelly Lee Patrick ------------------- August 27, 1945 "THIN MAN GOES HOME" Starring: William Powell Myrna Loy Lucille Watson -------------------- August 31, 1945 "SHE GETS HER MAN" Starring: Joan Davis William Gargan Leon Errol -------------------- September 1, 1945 "COUNTER ATTACK" Starring: Paul Muni Marguerite Chapman Larry Parks -------------------- September 3, 1945 "GOD IS MY CO-PILOT" Starring: Dennis Morgan Dane Clark Raymond Massey --------------------------- [column 3, bottom paragraphs]

A room hung with pictures is a room hung with thought.— Joshua Reynolds

Men blush less for their crimes than for their weaknesses and vanity.—La Bruyere

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Local School Nine Wins Two Games

A baseball team, composed of boys from Slater-Marietta High School, have played three games this month. Two games have been played with Armstrong School, with each of the teams winning one game. The last game played was with Travelers Rest High School, in which Slater-Marietta woon by the score of 12 to 6.

Much improvement has been shown in the Slater-Marietta team since the first game, and the boys are hitting and fielding much better than when they started. This team is managed by J. P. Hampton and "Chub" Taylor.

Inning scores for the first two games played this month and box scores for the game with Travelers Rest are as follows: 8-8-45 R H E Armstrong 004 400 010 9 5 7 Slater Marietta 443 560 510 28 18 4 Batteries — Davis, Rice & Hunt — Cashion, Taylor & Taylor

8-1-45 R H E Armstrong 200 300 030 8 9 5 Slater-Marietta 100 000 100 2 4 4 Batteries — Darnell & Hunt — Thornton, Taylor & Lybrand


Travelers Rest AB R H E
M. Poole, 1b 5 0 1 0
Langley, 3b-p 5 0 1 1
Turner, 2b 4 0 0 3
Belcher, p-3b 4 1 1 1
Birdwell, ss 4 1 1 0
Robinson, lf 4 1 2 0
Vest, c 3 1 1 1
C. Poole, rf 3 1 1 0
Styles, cf 4 1 2 0
TOTAL 36 6 10 6
Taylor - Marietta AB R H E
Veal, ss 4 2 1 0
Cashion, 3b 4 2 1 1
Thornton, p-1b 5 1 2 0
Buchanan, cf 5 1 1 2
Taylor, c-p 5 0 1 0
Lybrand, 1b-c 5 1 0 1
Hampton, lf 3 3 1 0
Waldrop, 2b 5 2 1 2
Richardson, rf 5 0 1 0
TOTAL 40 12 9 6
Travelers Rest 040 100 010—6 Slater-Marietta 200 004 42—12 ---------------------------------------- Hall Entertains Guests At Picnic Honoring Son

Mr. & Mrs. D. A. Hall entertained at their home with a basket picnic dinner on Sunday, August 5, in honor of Mrs. Hall's son, Petty Officer Alvin Garrett, who returned to his duties with the U. S. Navy on August 9, after a thirty day visit at home.

Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Arms and Miss Lila Kate Arms, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Whitmire and Mr. J. W. Whitmire, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Hall and Alvin Garrett. ------------------------------------ When a man imagines, even after years of striving, that he has attained perfection, his decline begins.—Theodore Martin

Whenever you are angry, be assured that it is not only a present evil, but that you have increased a habit.—Epietetus

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[photo of Mr. & Mrs. Cagle] Of interest to their many friends was the marriage of Myrtle Lee Barnette and Melvin A. Cagle on July 28, 1945.

Mrs. Cagle is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Barnette, of Taylors. She received her education at Mountain View School and has been employed in the Preparation Department of S. Slater & Sons, Inc., for several years.

Mr. Cagle is the son of Mr. and Mrs. U. G. Cagle, of Taylors. He is a veteran of the present war, having fought in the European theater. He has lived near Taylors for the past eight years and before that his home was in Knoxville, Tenn. He is also employed in the Preparation Department of this plant.

The couple spent a short honeymoon in Hendersonville, N. C., and are making their home near Taylors. --------------------------------------- METHODIST CONDUCT BIBLE SCHOOL HERE

The Vacation Bible School now being held at the Slater Methodist Chuch will come to a close with the session ending on Friday, August 24. Since Monday, classes have begun at 9:30 each morning and have closed at 11:30.

Teachers in this school are Mrs. Edna Dublin, Mrs. R. H. Atkinson, Mrs. Tom W. Huffman, Mrs. Ted Addington, Mrs. Mary Jenkins and the Rev. and Mrs. P. C. Curry.

All children between the ages of 4 and 14 years were in vited, and according to the latest reports quite a few have availed themselves of the opportunity of attending this school. ---------------------------------------------- MORE LIKE CHRIST

"I've enough for myself But not for my brother,"— Purge me, Father, until this spirit changes, and I love, and say: "I'll share with another," And given e'en though, I know, For me there will be less. . . . . That thou wilt make me more like Christ, Is my request.

Mary Earle Lowry Curry, Travelers Rest, S. C. ---------------------------------- Let us all be happy and live within our means, even if we have to borrow the money to do it with.—Artemus Ward

The disease of an evil conscience is beyond the practice of all the physicians of all the countries of the world. — Gladstone.

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Needs Review


Page Four THE SLATER NEWS August 23, 1945


Pvt. James and Jerome Hodge, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Hodge, of Marietta, is now in [photograph of Pvt. Hodge] He has been in service for 13 months, and overseas for 8 months. He was formerly in the infantry, but was recently changed to an engineering outfit.

His wife is the former Miss Burnice Conner, of Marietta. Jerome has never seen their small daughter, Marlene.

Before entering service Pvt. Hodge was employed by S. Slater & Sons, Inc., as a weaver in Weave Room No. 1.

Pfc. John H. Singleton, who is now with the occupational forces in Germany fought with the famous 45th Infantry Division, known as the "Thunder Birds." [photograph of Pfc. Singleton] Pfc. Singleton fought in Sicily, Italy, France and Germany and was wounded in October of 1944.

He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Singleton, of Dacusville, and was formerly employed in our plant as a yarn clerk.

[photograph of bride and groom below:] MISS BOWLES BRIDE OF SEAMAN HENSON Miss Nancy Louise Bowles and Robert Aaron Henson, Seaman First Class, U. S. Navy, were married on May 13, 1945 at San Pedro, California.

Mrs. Henson is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David J. Bowles, of Norfolk, Va.

Seaman Henson is the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Henson, of Route No. 1, Greenville, S. C. Before entering the Navy in November, 1942, he was employed as a weaver at S. Slater & Sons, Inc. His father is employed as a loom fixer in Weave Room No. 3 at present.

The many Slater friends of the sailor wish the young couple much happiness and success in the years ahead.

[column 2] Our Servicemen Here and There Buchanan Wins Bronze Star Medal

Friends of Pfc. Richmond B. Buchanan will be glad to know that he has received the bronze star medal, awarded to servicemen for meritorious achievement in action.

Buchanan received this award during the fighting in the village of Rittershoffen, France last winter.

The citation awarding Buchanan the medal stated: "During a powerful attack by the enemy on 14 January 1945 in Rittershoffen, France, Pfc. Buchanan, who was fighting as a rifleman, held his post against repeated attempts of the enemy to infiltrate his position. After several attempts, which failed, the enemy began to infiltrate soldiers through friendly lines dressed as women. Pfc. Buchanan, being alert, immediately caught this trick and stopped it. He held his post for a period of more than two hours, unassisted, against overwhelming odds and prevented the enemy from overrunning his position. Pfc. Buchanan has proven himself to be an excellent soldier in every contact he has made with the enemy. His actions under enemy fire are such as to gain for him the admiration and respect of all fellow soldiers. He entered combat 21 November 1944 and to date has continued to perform his duties in an excellent manner reflecting highly upon himself and his organization."

This gallant soldier is the son of Mrs. Nora Buchanan and the late Mr. Buchanan of Slater and has spent most of his life here. Before entering service, he was employed in the Preparation Department of our mill, and his many friends rejoice that he has been so honored by our Government for his meritorious service to his country.

DACUSVILLE MAN IS RETURNED TO STATES Staff Sergeant John R. Redding, son of Mr. Aron G. Redding, of Dacusville, S. C. after serving 37 months in the Pacific as a radio specialist in the Dirty Dozen P-38 squadron, is returning to the United States under the Army's Readjustment Plan.

Sgt. Redding who left the States in April, 1942, has been with the Dirty Dozen from the hectic days of the Battle of Guadalcanal to the recent campaign for the liberation of the Philippines.

During this period of service, Sgt. Redding has earned 113 points and has been awarded eight battle stars for combat participation. - - - Slater Soldiers Hold Reunion In Germany

Sgt. Ray B. Smith, who is now stationed in Nurnberg, Germany, recently visited his brother-in-law, Pvt. Paul J. Goldsmith in Lam, Germany. Sgt. Smith reports that he made the trip in a jeep and spent the night with Pvt. Goldsmith, and

[column 3] [photograph of Pfc. Virginia Knight] Pfc. Knight Wins Coveted Wings

One of the first WACs to earn silver wings as a flight traffic clerk at U. S. AAF Air Transport Command bases through the world, Pfc. Virginia Knight, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Knight of Slater, S. C., is now flying on regularly scheduled ATC transport aircraft from London to Paris.

The coveted wings were recently awarded during ceremonies at Brig. Gen. Earl S. Hoag's ATC European Division headquarters, London, to which division Pfc. Knight is assigned.

As a crew member, her varied responsibilities include custodian of classified cargo and mail, and as the "purser" of the crew she collects tickets, checks passenger manifests and accomplishes other necessary clerical work on the flight.

Pfc. Knight must have a thorough knowledge of the stowing of cargo and expediting its off-loading. She is responsible for the securing and distribution of cargo while the ship is in the air in accordance with scientific weight and balance formulate.

She is further responsible for the safety and comfort of passengers and must understand the working of oxygen masks when planes go above 10,000 feet. In addition, Pfc. Knight serves box lunches on long flights and must know something of international law, aiding passengers through a maze of customs and immigration regulations along the route.

"V. K.," as she is known to her Slater friends, formerly worked as a payroll clerk at S. Slater & Sons, Inc., and entered service in June, 1944. - - - they both report they had a most enjoyable visit together. The boys hadn't seen each other in almost two years.

Sgt. Smith worked in our Cloth Room before entering service in December, 1942, and is now serving with a Signal Bn. Pvt. Goldsmith is with a Cavalry Recon. Group. He was formerly employed as a slasher tender in our plant, and entered service in December, 1943. - - - The action of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.--Locke

[column 4] SPORTS Softball Season Ends At Slater The softball season at Slater came to a close on Friday, Aug. 17, at which time the game bebetween Slater and the Medics was rained out.

Until the middle of July, softball play at Slater was an intra-mill affair, with various teams representing departments in the mill playing one another. Since the close of the regular season, Slater has played a number of games with teams from the Greenville Army Air Base and other Greenville teams, and while a few of these games have been keen, and Slater team members have acquitted themselves well in the games played.

Much valuable experience has been gained and, with the addition of men returning from the armed services, Slater should offer real competition in sports next season.

Box scores for recent games are given below: 8-6-45

Slater AB R H E
Drury, 3b 4 1 0 0
Summey, 2b 1 0 1 1
Takacy, p 4 0 0 2
McMakin, ss 4 0 0 0
Taylor, c 3 1 1 0
Bryant, 1b 2 0 0 3
Cook, rf 3 1 1 0
Cashion, cf 2 0 1 0
Thornton, lf 3 1 1 1
Smith, sf 2 0 1 0
TOTAL 27 4 6 7
Duncan AB R H E
Stroud, lf 3 0 2 0
Thomas, ss 2 0 0 0
Kirby, 1b-p 3 0 1 0
Lindsey, c 3 1 2 1
McAlister, 3b 3 0 0 0
Alexander, cf 2 1 1 0
Hughes, 2b 3 0 0 0
Upton, rf 3 0 2 0
Smith, sf 3 0 0 0
Hayesworth, p 3 0 0 1
TOTAL 26 2 8 2
Slater 100 012 0- - 4
Duncan 010 100 0- -2
Dr. Pepper AB R H E
Ambrose, sf 4 1 1 0
Davenport, lf 2 0 0 0
Doyle, ss 3 1 1 2
Liles, 3b 3 0 1 0
Baird, c 3 0 0 0
Sevinski, 1b 3 1 0 0
Neiss, rf 3 1 1 0
Harsh, 2b 3 0 2 1

Pfc. Billie S. Cothran, son of Mrs. Grace Cothran of Route No. 2, Travelers Rest, S. C., has been awarded the bronze star medal for meritorious service from March 14, 1945 to March 18, 1945 in the vicinity of Bliesransbach, Germany. Pfc. Cothran is serrving with an Anti-Tank Company of the 255th Infantry Regiment.

Pfc. Cothran worked in our Preparation Department as a filing checker until he was inducted into the Army in March, 1944, and was stationed at Camp Van Dorn, Miss., before being sent overseas.

He has two brothers also in service, Pfc. Walter H. Cothran and Pvt. Bruce E. Cothran, both of whom are former employees of the Weaving Department of S. Slater & Sons, Inc.

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Reed, cf 2 0 1 0
Takacy, p 2 0 0 0
TOTAL 28 4 7 3
Slater AB R H E
Cashion, cf 3 1 0 0
Summey, 2b 3 0 0 0
Abbott, p 3 0 0 0
McMakin, ss 3 1 1 0
Taylor, c 3 1 1 0
Cook, rf 3 1 1 1
Stephenson, 3b 3 0 2 2
Smith, sf 3 0 0 0
Thornton, lf 3 0 1 1
Veal, 2b 3 0 0 0
TOTAL 30 4 7 4
Dr. Pepper 110 100 1- -4
Slater 100 000 3- -4
Squadron J AB R H E
Shook, ss 4 2 2 0
Qualiotto, sf 4 1 1 0
Vanatta, p 4 3 2 0
Boynton, c 4 3 2 0
Koenig, 3b 4 1 2 1
David, 2b 5 2 4 1
Munce, 1f 4 1 1 0
Oakleaf, 1b 5 1 3 0
Fisher, rf 4 1 0 0
Bane, cf 4 1 1 0
TOTAL 40 16 18 2
Slater AB R H E
Cashion, sf-p 4 1 1 0
Summey, 2b 3 0 0 0
Drury, 3b 4 1 1 1
McMakin, ss 4 1 1 1
Taylor, c 3 1 1 0
Stephenson, 1b 3 0 0 0
Thornton, lf 4 0 0 1
Buchanan, cf 4 1 1 1
Veal, rf 2 1 0 0
Cox, p-sf 3 0 0 0
TOTAL 34 6 5 4
8-13-45 (First Game)
Dunean AB R H E
Long, 1f 4 1 1 0
Wyatt, 2b 4 2 2 0
Barnes, 1b 2 2 0 2
Kirby, p 4 1 1 0
Lindsey, c 4 1 3 1
Millsop, ss 4 1 1 0
Upton, 3b 4 1 1 1
Williams, cf 3 1 0 0
Smith, rf 3 0 0 0
Hendricks, sf 3 1 0 0
TOTAL 35 11 10 5
Slater AB R H E
Buchanan, cf 4 0 0 0
Summey, 2b 4 1 1 0
Takacy, p 3 2 1 1
McMakin, ss 4 0 2 0
Taylor, c 4 1 3 1
Stephenson, 3b 4 1 0 3
Hembree, 1b 4 1 1 2
Thornton, lf 3 1 1 1
Smith, rf 3 1 2 0
Cox, p-sf 3 0 2 0
TOTAL 36 8 13 8
8-13-45 (Second Game)
Dunean AB R H E
Long, 1f 3 0 0 0
Wyatt, 1b 3 0 0 0
Barnes, sf 2 0 1 1
Kirby, ss 2 1 0 0
Lindsey, c 2 1 2 0
Millsop, p 2 1 1 0
Upton, 3b 2 0 0 1
Williams, 2b 2 1 1 0
Smith, cf 2 0 1 0
Hendricks, sf 2 0 0 0
TOTAL 22 4 6 2
Slater AB R H E
Thornton, lf 2 0 0 0
Summey, 2b 2 1 1 0
Hembree, 1b-p 2 0 1 1
McMakin, ss 2 0 0 0
Taylor, c 2 0 0 0
Veal, rf 1 0 0 0
Smith, p-1b 2 0 0 0
Stephenson, 3b 2 0 1 0
Cox, rf 2 0 1 0
Hampton, sf 2 0 0 0
TOTAL 19 1 4 1
Dunean 031 00- -4
Slater 100 00- -1
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