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Page Four THE SLATER NEWS January 17, 1946

[Column 1]
Former Pastor
Speaks At Church

"Men in the combat area
worshipped God in every con-
ceivable kind of place," said
Chaplain Charles T. Thompson
as he spoke at the Slater Bap-
tist Church Sunday night, Jan-
uary 6. On this occasion, Cap-
tain Thompson said that, as a
member and former pastor of
the church just mentioned, he
wished to consider his message
as an account of his steward-
ship during his absence.

Accordingly, he told many of
his experiences as a combat
chaplain, emphasizing the fact
that the men worshipped God
just where they were. In this
connection, the speaker told of
services held in such places as
fox holes, cow stalls, buildings
of all kinds, and even in fields
and forests. Often the men
stood in snow and rain to have
a service.

As a combat chaplain with
troops directly on the front
battle line, Captain Thompson
spoke from a wealth of experi-
ences. He underwent all of the
dangers and hazards common
to the front line solder, and
lived with the men to whom
he ministered. Since he was
"one of them," he knows from
actual experience that these
men worshipped God just as
they were, and wherever they

Chaplain Thompson express-
ed his appreciation to God for
his safe return home, and
thanked those who had remem-
bered him with their prayers
and letters while he was away.

Although Captain Thompson
has not yet been discharge, we
are happy that he is now on
furlough and during this leave
has visited Slater several times.

Mrs. Thompson, who is the
former Miss Elizabeth Tapp, of
Greer, and little daughter, Ann,
remained in Slater most of the
time while Chaplain Thompson
was overseas. However, they
joined him in Durham, N. C.,
shortly after his return from
Europe. The people of Slater
welcome both Mrs. Thompson
and Ann along with Chaplain
Thompson, and rejoice with the
three of them that they are to-
gether again.


When you receive The Slater
News every two weeks you like
to take it home and read it. Of
course you do! For, like the
newspaper you read daily, your
company publication contains
news of especial interest to you
and very often even more so
than your daily newspaper, for
your company publication con-
tains information about the
product you're making and in-
timate items and stories con-
cerning the people you work
with and meet every day. You
see, it's really a personal news-
paper designed especially to in-
form you as to what is going on
in the plant and to keep you
in close touch with the doings
of your fellow workers.

In order that your company
publication may function prop-
erly, it has an editor and a staff
just like any large newspaper

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or magazine. The editor is re-
sponsible for the publishing
and production of your pub-
lication and writes much of the
content. The reporters send in
personal items, social notes,
news of births, engagements,
marriages and deaths from va-
rious departments. These items
are duly printed because they
concern the everyday life of
your fellow workers which you,
as a member of this organiza-
tion, are natually interested

So, you see, your company
publication operates along the
same lines as that of your daily
newspaper. The only real dif-
ference being that your publi-
cation covers the activities of
one entire business organiza-
tion, while a newspaper covers
the activities of the world at

A publication is only as good
as its staff. You, as a regular
recipient of your company pub-
lication, are a member of our
staff. We depend on you to
keep us informed as to what
goes on in your department be-
cause, as an active member of
your department, you are in a
position to gather news and
personal items which can be
easily overlooked by even the

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most conscientious reporter.

Make it your business to
have your own publication just
as you want it! By this we
mean that you should take a
personal interest in your com-
pany publication by sending in
any news of interest you may
chance to come across. By do-
ing this, you'll be a valuable
supplement to our regular staff
and we'll be able to cover the
goings on in this organization
much more completely.

Did we hear you say, "But
I'm not a reporter!" You're
wrong there! There're news
items all around you waiting to
be uncovered. Everyone of
your fellow employees is poten-
tial news copy. Take a look
around you. That fellow next
to you has birthdays, wedding
anniversaries, and perhaps chil-
dren going to school, all of
which are substantial news
items. The same goes for every-
body else in your department.
There's some kind of story in
every employee you come in
contact with, and we'll be glad
to print them if you'll submit

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them to us. And don't worry
about composition and spelling.
That's our job. You just send
in the bare facts of the story
and we'll be only too glad to
edit and rewrite it for you.

Take a real interest in your
company publication. If it is
interesting to read now, think
of how much more interesting
it will be if your own items ap-
pear in it. You'll feel the glow
of literary accomplishment and
we, in turn, will be grateful
for the news and information
you supply.

That's the story! We want

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The Slater News to be the very
best we can make it, and we're
depending on you to try your
hand at reporting the doings
of your department and the
people in it. Honest, you'll find
it's a lot of fun being a report-
er, and it will be a source of
continual satisfaction to you to
know that your department is
well represented in The Slater
News regularly. Get that pencil
sharpened and let's go!

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The weather at Slater is
usually mild and seldom causes
any great deal of comment by
anyone for it is, as a general
rule, taken as a matter of
course. However, the weather
for the past month has leaped
into the limelight for during
the past month, it has certainly
"acted up."

To begin with, it snowed
three times before Christmas
and on Sunday before Christ-
mas the last of these snows ap-
peared. The next day was
Christmas Eve and on this day,
it sleeted and rained with the
rain freezing. It can be truly
said that Slaterites enjoyed a
"White Christmas" for ice,
snow and sleet greeted the kid-
dies when they arose on Christ-
mas morning to find out what
Santa Claus had brought them.

To their elders, it meant a
great many discomforts for the
ice had caused many trees to
break and, also, power and tele-
phone lines to snap, and thus
the Village of Slater was lit-
erally cut off from the rest of
the world. The ice and snow
melted Christmas day and soon
the ice and snow were gone,
but it was several days before
power could be restored and
much longer before all of the
telephone lines were definitely
cleared up.

Then the weather again
made a shift and this time in-
stead of being cold and snowy,
it had changed to warm and
humid. According to reports
from the local Weather Bureau
in Greenville, approximately
four inches of rain fell in about
a two-day period and, as a re-
sult, streams ran over their
banks and water stood in a
body in the rear of the mill
coming up almost to the Boiler
Room and Warehouse.

We believe this is going from
one extreme to the other, but,
no doubt, the weather will soon
get back on schedule and cease
to be a topic of primary im-

[image and caption span columns 3 through 5]
[image: women servers feeding men at tables at a banquet]

Each year Mr. J. A. White, Plant Manager, gives a dinner for the supervisors and key men
of the plant at Christmas time. In this picture can be seen about 200 men rapidly doing away
with catfish, fried chicken, and the other good things to be found on the menu at Dave Stansell's
famous eating place.

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The man who says, "It can't
be done!"
Although he knows it can,
Is often lazy in his ways
And rude to fellow men.
It can be done, no matter what,
The bulwark in the way.
And he who says, "I can! and
Starts on the task, today!

The man who says, "It can't be
Will very often find;
That in this world of men who
He's always left behind.
For he who diligently strives
To seek a way to do
Will find the task half finished
While the problem still is

The man who says, "It can't be
Find life a friendless thing;
The man who says, "It can be
Is happy as a king.
He's licked before he makes a
The man who will not try,
But he who says, "It can be
Will sure as heck get by!
--By Russell Doyle

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Chaplain Heard
By Slaterites

Chaplain Charles T. Thomp-
son, of the Army of the United
States and a former pastor of
the Slater Baptist Church, was
the principal speaker at the
dinner given by J. A. White,
Plant Manager, to the super-
visors and key men at Dave
Stansell's on December 22.

The Chaplain told of his ex-
periences with the soldiers in
the famous Battle of the Bulge
and how at first our forces had
to give ground, but as soon as
the German Army was stopped
in this engagement they began
to advance and did until the
Germans finally surrendered.

He told of the services held
in fox holes and others held
under heavy shell fire. He also
explained how the chaplains
were able to counsel with the
men and of the many things he
could do for the soldiers which
greatly aided their personal
life and affairs.

Everyone enjoyed the Chap-
lain's address and were glad to
hear and know that our sol-
diers were able to have the
men of the Chaplains' Corps
with them as they faced the
dangers and hardships of the

Several men also contributed
short talks. Among these
were: Frank A. Cook, R. P.
Alexander, C. G. Hyer, and R.
P. Canham. Mr. White, in his
remarks, thanked all present
for their fine work of the past
year and asked their continued
support in 1946.

About 200 men enjoyed the
affair. After a hearty dinner
and the various talks the occa-
sion came to a close.

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In his New Year's message to
the congregation of the local
Baptist Church, Rev. Clyde M.
Johnson stressed nine points as
attributes of the kind of a
Saviour the world needs.

He said -- "We (the world)
needs a Saviour who:

1. "Can speak with authority
about God and Heaven

2. "Loves the world with a
measureless love.

3. "Will blot out forever our
sins and failures.

4. "Can give us a new heart
which will make sin hateful
and make right natural.

5. "Can inspire us to conquer

6. "Will give us an ideal, a
living example, a goal to-
ward which to move.

7. "Is able to bestow upon His
followers the inspiration
and guidance of the Holy

8. "Is a human Saviour and
is able to sympathize with
humanity's griefs and diffi-

9. "Is Divine, omnipresent,
omnipotent, and omnis-

Rev. Johnson has resigned
his pastorate at Slater and goes
to Pelzer in January to take up
work there.


It is ridiculous for any man
to criticize the works of an-
other if he has not distinguish-
ed himself by his own perform-


If you confer a benefit, never
remember it. If you receive
one, never forget it.--Chilon.


A man can't very well make
for himself a place in the sun
if he keeps continually taking
refuge under the family tree.

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