V. 4 No. 18 - The Slater News







Old Slater Mill PAWTUCKET, R. I. EST.1790

Vol. 4 Slater, S. C., September 26. 1946 No. 16

Shown above are new members of the supervisory staff at the Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc. All changes are in the Weaving Department. Those in this picture are: Left to right, John L. Winstead, J.B. Martin, J. W. Smith, and B. H. Pierce.


Pictured below are Ted Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Smith, and Elaine Foster, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Foster, who achieved the highest awards given in R. A. and G. A. work at Camp Rawls this summer.

Ted has been a member of the Royal Ambassadors since he was nie years old and has

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Ted Smith (left) and Elaine Foster (right) are the proud winners of the highest awards given in R.A. and G. A. work at Camp Rawls. Both are residents of Slater and attend the Slater Baptist Church.

Four Changes In Supervisory Staff

The Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc. has announced the following changes in the supervisory personnel: John L. Winstead as overseer of weaving on the first shife in Weave Room No. 2, J. B. Martin to overseer of weaving on the third shift on Job 3 in Weave Room No.1, J.W. Smith to Training Instructor, and B. H. Pierce to overseer of overhauling.

All of these men have been with the Slater Company for a period of time, and it is with a great deal of pride on the part of the company and their many friends that these men were able to win promotions.

John L. Winstead has been employed here since 1941, having first been employed as a loom fixer. By December, 1943, Mr. Winstead had advanced to overseer of weaving on the third shift in Weave Room No. 2. In that month he received his call to the colors and served with the Army until January, 1946, when he received his honorable discharge. At the time of his discharge from the Army, Mr. Winstead was a sergeant.

Fifteen months of the time Mr. Winstead spent in the Army was overseas in the European theater of operations, where he saw combat service in the Rhineland, Normandy, Northern France, and in central Europe.

Immediately upon his dis(Con't. on page 3, col. 1)


The "Good Will Club," which conmsists of third shift employees of the Preparation Department, held another enjoyable outing on August 31 at Wayside Park. This was the last outing of the season for the third shifters, and according to those present, this one held true to the old saying"the best for last."

The weather was fine, and the food was delicious. The (Con't on page 2, col. 3)

In this picture are the two sons of Mr. and Mrs. A. Stanley Hawkins of Slater. On the left is James Eugene. Hawkins and on the right is Bobby Hawkins. Gene assed away September 9th after accidentally taking poison at his home here.


The Civie club and the Slater Community Association informally entertained the parents and teachers of the Slater-Marietta Schools at Slater Hall on Thursday night, September 12.

The scheme of decoration used in the auditorium was especially attractive, featuring pines, baskets of flowers, and a number of card tables on which had been placed beautiful covers and vases of flowers.

The program for the evening centered around music, games, and talks from the school superintendent and trustees.

Vocal solos were rendered by Mrs. Ruby McGill and Messrs. Darrell Toby and Roy Summey who sang "Perfect Day," " Just A Prayer Away" and "If You Were the Only Girl," respectively. As a duet, Mrs. Eithel (Con't on page 3, col.3)

Hawkins Boy Is Victim Of Death

Countless friends of the Hawkins family were saddened to learn of the death of James Eugene Hawkins, 13 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Stanley Hawkins of 13 Fourth Street, Slater, S. C., which occured on September 9.

"Gene," as he was generally known, came to his death in a Greenville Hospital four hours after accidentally swallowing a poison while playing in the kitchen of his home.

In addition to his parents, the child is survived by one brother, Bobby Hawkins; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. N.C. Hawkins, and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R.P. Griffith.

Mr. and Mrs. Hawkins have lived in Slater for a number of (Con't. on page 3, col. 5)

The "Good Will Club," composed of members of the third shift Preparation Department, recently held their last outing of the year at Wayside Park. Above are the members of the club and their guest just before supper.

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Page Two The Slater News September 26, 1946

The Slater News Published Every Two Weeks By Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc. Established 1790 In The Intereste of Its Employees


ROBERT H. ATKINSON _______Editor CECIL S. Ross ______ Asst. Editor CLAUDE GUEST______Photographer


Weave Room: Ernestine McCall, Nellie Barnette, Walker Reid, Gladys Cox, Rosalee Cox, Sarah Canham, Dovie Faust, Louise Bagwellm Gueneva Rampey, Leora Ward, and Pearl Price.

Preparation Dept.: Jessie Vassey, Julia Brown, Mary Wallace, Bertha Jones, Sarah Singleton, Blanche Raxter, Nellie Ruth Payne, Stanley Hawkins, and Ruth Campbell.

Cloth Room: Opal W. Smith.

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


Safety Is Important

The purpose of an organized accident prevention program is to eliminate accidents that may result in injuries by removing the hazards, by protecting the individual worker, and by promoting safe practices. However, no program yet designed has succeeded in eliminating every injury. Therefore, even those establishments that come nearest the goal of complete injury elimination have found it necessary to provide carefilly for the treatment of those injured. Many of the most serious lost time accidents can be attributed to lack of tirst aid treatment when a minor accident occurred and later infection set in. Everyone should relize the importance of first aid treatment and take advantage of same even though the injury may seems of a very minor nature at the time it happened. A slight first aid treatment at the right time may save many days of lost time as well as eliminating pain and suffering to the individual.

The creation and maintenance of interest, as a first principle of accident prevention, applies to everyone in our organization. Every individual must relize their responsibility in helping to promote safety. Naturally, a person who is keenly interested in accident prevention will play a more constructive part in a safety program and be less likely to be injured or to cause injury to others than one who might be indifferent. The interest of every individual is needed in order to get the desired results in our safety program. The spirit of team play will go a long way in building up a good accident record and we urge everyone to exert their best efforts towards establishing a good safety record in our plant.


Things I'd Like To Do: Take a brisk walk before breakfast there lovely Indian Summer mornings and watch a flaming dawn wake a sleepy villege ...

Be able to put silencers on the mouths of all dogs at sunset so our evenings wouldn't be disturbed by the concerted barks and yaps and howls of these household pets...

Know how many "collectors" there are round about and what they collect ... I know two ladies who collect pitchers and one who collects novelty shoes, and one other person beside myself who collects stampls ...

Be a magician long enough to make words turn into balls of fire every time I hear a grown person tell a child to "shut-up" ...

Be able to skate or ride a bicycle with the ease and skill that the kiddies on our streets do ...

Cut all of the low hanging branches on the trees of our village before winter's rain and sleet makes them hang too low for comfortable walking ...

Be able to capture and preserve some of the joy and happiness and confidence and trust that is evident on the faces of newly married couples and give them back a portion of it years later when the going gets rough ...

Break people of that careless habit of clipping their words short when offering a friendly greeting, and make them take time to say "good-morning" instead of a quick and curt "g',mornin'" ...

Be twins, so one of me could do the interesting and pleasant things I never find time to do, while the other one did the necessary and humdrum things that have to be done ...

Pin a great big banner on every safe driver in our village ...

Pride increases as achievement progresses and is often proportionate to the relative quality of the achievement to the individual's personal recognition of the worth of this work, and to the degree to which the work has improved. A person who is capable of well founded pride in his work should also make it apply to accident prevention and be interested in the safety of his fellows as well as the safety record of the plant. Every person who wishes to attain success must be interested in their work and take a pride in doing a good job. Everyone wants a safe place to work, and in order to eliminate accidents we need the help and cooperation of each individual.

Good housekeeping should play a big part in accident prevention. The general appearance of the job usually determines the quality of the work being done as well as the results of the accident prevention program. Everyone has a part to play in doing a good housekeeping job, having a place for everything and seeing that everything is in its place. An orderly arrangement is not

Cloth Room Chatter

Pfc. Carl J. Bryson of Camp Kilmer, N.J., husband of Mrs. Margaret Bryson, was home for the week-end recently.

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hester and family enjoyed visiting friends in Easley last Sunday.

We are sorry to learn that Mrs. Myrtle Crabtree is in the hospital undergoing treatment. We wish for her a speedy recovery.

Mrs. S. H. Rodgers of Asheville, N. C., is visiting her daugherand son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Burns.

Beulah Stroud recently recently enjoyed having Mrs. Margaret Bryson and Mrs. Pauline Farmer visit her.

Preparation Club (Con't from page 1, col. 3)

menu consisted of fish, friend chicken, French friend potatoes, slaw, cold drinks, and coffee. Chief cooks were Loag Landreth and D. P. Garrick, and O. H. Burgess, along with several of the ladies, held down helper's job.

For entertainment, the group enjoyed horse shoe pitching, directed by Tom Boggs, and string music.

Mr. Claude Guest was present with is camera and took several pictures of the group. Almost everyone present has requested Mr. Guest to make prints of the differenct shots for them. The club also enjoyed having Mr. Guest's family with them.

The third shifters are grateful to Mr. G. B. Gossett for carrying their supplies to the Park, but are sorry he could not remain with them to enjoy the food.

It is hoped that the Park will remain open, as this is the "Good Will Clubbers" favorite spot for get-togethers.

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

attended the R.A. camp for two summers. He is a member of Slater Baptist Church and takes an active part in church, school, and community projects.

Elaine has also been a member of the Girls' Auxiliary since she was nine, and she too has had a couple of summers at Camp Rawls. She is a member of Slater Baptist Church, a member of the local Girl Scouts, and is quite active in all community affairs.

Both of these young people are talented in music and help out in musical programs given in the community at various times.

Ted and Elaine are to be congratulated on the excellent work they have done to win these hight awards.

--------- Rockets zip along at supersonic speeds. Jet planes set new world speed records daily. But it still takes three minutes to boil an egg. -- Don P. Radde, "Sparta (Wis.) Herald."

--------- only conducive to a good accident record but it is representative of good managment, efficient workmanship, and a better place in which to work.


Friends of Mrs. Exie Harris are very glad she is back at work after being out sick. We also welcome Mrs. Brucie Hamilton back to the Drawing-In room after having a very serious operation.

Mrs. Ruth Duffie spent last week-end in Greer with her sister, Mrs. Hudson.

Mr. and Mrs. Winford Brock and Jane spent last week-end with Mr. and MRs. Loyd Simpson.

Mr. Barnett, the harness builder in the Drawing-In Department, better known to his fellow employees as "Lost John," wishes to thank the employees of the Drawing-In room for their generosity shown to him while he was out sick with the flu. He had more cans of juices and fresh fruits than could be carried home at one time; in fact, it took three days to get them to his home.

We are glad to see Mrs. Mellie Waters back at work again after being out sick.

Employees of the Preparation Department wish to extend their deepest and most heartfelt sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Hawkins in the pasing of their baby son.

Drawing-In hands are really having a vacation as work has been very scarce, but we are hoping for more work soon.

Mrs. J. C. Campbell has returned home after spending a week with her daughters, Mrs. Bessie Robinson and Miss Ruth Campbell.

Mr. and Mrs. Jess Hughes were the supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Hughes Friday night. Mr. Hughes has recently enjoyed a week's vacation, some of which he spent hunting squirrels.

Mr. and Mrs. Billie Philips visited Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Burgess last Sunday.

Miss Ruth Campbell spent last week-end in Shelby, N.C.

The first shift of the Preparation Department welcomes Mr. Clarence Brock back on the job after being absent from work for several days, having dental work done.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Batson, Mr. and Mrs. Crayton Brady, Mr. and MRs. Elzie Bowers and son attended Pleasant View Baptismal Services at Talley's Bridge on Sunday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Fed Cisson are the proud parents of a daughter, Myrtle Louise.

From all the black faces and greasy chins, the members of the Preparation Department who attened the Golfers Barbeque must have had a grand time.

Grace M. Tate attended funeral services of her cousin, Lee Martin, at Jones Mortuary Saturday.

We congratulate Gaynelle Coleman on her recent promotion to warper tender.

Mrs. Mary Macauley's husband is back in the States after having been in service overseas for almost two years.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Farr are enjoying their vacation in Florida. The first shift welcomes Melda Murr back on the job after having been away from Slater for several years. Melda is an old employee of the plant, helping to start the quiller frames up back in 1928.

Rev. Bob Stockton and family, Lewis Strickland and family were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. G.A. Albright.

Miss Lois Sanders has returned to her home after several weeks vacation with her brother, "Buddie" Sanders, in Detroit. Buddie returned home with his sister for a two weeks visit with his mother, Mrs. Mildred Sanders.

Mrs. and Mrs. Arthur Jewel announce the birth of a son, James William.

Rev. Floyd McCauley will assist Rev. Bob Stockton in a revival beginning at Walnut Grove Baptist Church on September 15. Rev. Stockton is pastor of the curch. The public is cordially invited to attend these services.





Thirty years ago it was considered "sissy" to disinfect a scratch. Even today arms, legs and lives are lost because some men cling to the false notion that small wounds are not dangerous.

If you get a cut or scratch, get first aid immediately. Better than that, avoid cuts and scratches in the first place. That's the best way to protect yourself from infection. The following suggestions from the National Safety Council will help to do this.

Don't throw sharp-edged knives loosely into kitchen drawers. Racks for kitchen cutting tools are cheap and safe.

Open cans with openers, not butcher knives. Openers with disc cutters, which fold cut edges under are safer than the "pry type," but if you must use the latter keep your hands out of the way, use short lifting strokes, and be wary of jagged edges.

Keep ice picks sheathed when not in use.

Razor blades are designed for shaving, not for paring corns or toenails or sharpening pencils. Dispose of used blades promptly and properly. Don't throw them into wastebaskets or leave them on wash basins or on medicine cabinet shelves where hands, little or big, can get cut by them.

When using a knife, chisel, ax, hatchet or any other sharp tool, cut away from yourself. Make sure you won't suffer even if the tool unexpectedly slips.

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September 26, 1946 THE SLATER NEWS Page Three

[A header spanning Columns 1 and 2] GOINGS-ON - - - - - IN WEAVE ROOMS -

[Column 1] Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Freeman and children, of Westminster, spent last Sunday wth Mr. and Mrs. Turner Jones.

Amber Stroud attended a supper at the home of Rev. B. Lester Huff on Saturday night.

C. L. Francis honored his daughter, Gail, with a birthday party September 4. C. L. celebrated his birthday on September 9.

Edna Chandler visited in the home of Mrs. Beulah Bowman, of Greenville, recently.

Susan Surratt spent the week-end in Columbia, S. C.

Hazel Buchanan celebrated her 21st birthday on Tuesday, September 10.

We are sorry to learn that Hazel Buchanan's sister, Lucinda, has been confined to bed with rheumatic fever.

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Burnette and family were the week-end guests of Mrs. Burnette's parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Cox.

Mrs. Rillie Lathan was a business visitor in Greenville Saturday.

Mrs. Effie Johnson was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Jones of Greenville last Sunday.

Pfc. Thurmond Pace, of Camp Gordon, Ga., is spending a fifteen-day furlough at home with his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Pace, and parents, Mr. and

[Continued at top of Column 2] Mrs. Stanley Pace.

Mr. and Mrs. Norwood Bridges and daughter were the week-end guests of Mr. Bridges' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Bridges.

Edna Chandler was honored with a birthday dinner at her home on Sunday, September 8.

Mrs. Ruth Tredor and son, Ronald, of Augusta, Ga., and Mrs. Viola Duncan and daughters, Doris and Frances, of Greenville, were recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Chandler and family.

Mrs. Effie Johnson and children spent the week-end with relatives in Shelby.

Mr. and Mrs. O. T. Hopkins had as their week-end guest, Mr. Hopkins' father, Mr. James B. Hopkins, of Laurens.

Pfc. and Mrs. Thurmond Pace and Mrs. Ida Pace spent the week-end with relatives in Asheville.

Employees of Job No. 2 miss Frances Duncan very much as a battery hand.

Mr. and Mrs. Ollis Ward visited friends in North Carolina recently.

Mr. and Mrs. L. V. Duncan and family and Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Duncan and family spent last week-end in Greenwood.

Mr. and Mrs. Ollis Ward and daughter and Mr. David Tolley and son spent a few days recently in Jonesboro, Tenn.

[Bottom of Column 1] Supervisory Staff

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charge from service, Mr. Winstead returned to his work here as overseer of weaving, and was assigned to the second shift in Weave Room No. 2. Later he was made overseer of overhauling and continued on this job until his most recent promotion.

This supervisor is married to the former Miss Ludean Thornhill. The Winsteads reside at 42 First Street here at Slater. They have no children.

J. B. Martin, who becomes overseer of weaving on the third shift on Job 3 in Weave Room No. 1, first came with the Slater Company in January, 1945 as a loom fixer. Prior to coming here, Mr. Martin was connected with Judson Mill in Greenville, S. C. He was employed there from 1928 to 1945.

The new overseer is married to the former Miss Fannie Lou Spears, and the family resides in Greenville. The Martins have two children. He is a native of Georgia and is a Mason.

J. W. Smith first came to this company in 1937 and by April, 1944 had become a loom fixer. Before coming to Slater, Mr. Smith was employed at Alta Vista, Va.

While working here, Mr. Smith resumed his education and attended the Slater-Marietta Schools and was graduated in the Class of 1944 from that institution. Soon after his graduation, he was called into the Army and served until July 2 of this year. Soon after receiving his honorable discharge, Mr. Smith returned to his work here.

This former soldier spent five

[bottom of column 2] and one-half months overseas in the Pacific area, but was never in combat. At the time of his discharge he was a corporal.

Mr. Smith is married to the former Miss Virginia Maud Smith, and this couple has one child, one son. The Smiths now reside in Greenville.

B. H. Pierce is an old timer at Slater, as he first became connected with this company in 1931 and has remained here ever since.

During the late war, Mr. Pierce served this company well as an overseer of weaving, but with the return of peace, he went back to his old job of loom fixing.

Mr. Pierce is married to the former Miss Florida Cox, and this couple have two children. The Pierce family resides on Route 2, Marietta, S. C. Mr. Pierce is a Mason.

The best wishes of all concerned go to these men in their new positions, and it is with a great deal of pleasure that the company is able to again promote men from the ranks as vacancies in the supervisory force appear. This policy has been in force at this plant for a number of years. -----------------------------

Religion may ask a hard thing: faith in the dark; but irreligion asks an impossible thing: faith in the darkness.— Dr. W. L. Sullivan, "Atlantic." ------------------------------

You can't give character to another person, but you can encourage him to develop his own by possessing one yourself.— Artemus Calloway, "Birmingham Age-Herald."

[Column 3] Theatre Guide

September 27, 1946 "CLUNY BROWN" Starring Charles Boyer Jennifer Jones -----------------------

September 28, 1946 "IT SHOULDN'T HAPPEN TO A DOG" Starring Carol Landis Allyn Joslyn -------------------------

September 30, 1946 "THE BLUE DAHLIA" Starring Alan Ladd Veronica Lake

October 4, 1946 "THE HOODLUM SAINT" Starring William Powell

October 5, 1946 "CENTENNIAL SUMMER" Starring Jeanne Crain Cornel Wilde ------------------

October 7, 1946 "SMOKY" Starring Fred MacMurray Anne Baxter ---------------------

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

Gosnell and Mr. Roy Summey sang, "Let the Rest of the World Go By." Mrs. W. W. Stephenson played the piano accompaniment for both the solos and the duet. A quartet, composed of Mesdames Eithel Gosnell and W. W. Stephenson and Messrs. Roy Summey and Ralph Sullivan, sang "Home on the Range," "In the Evening By the Moonlight," "Grandfather's Clock," and "Short'nin' Bread." They were accompanied at the piano by Mrs. W. Earle Reid.

The games were planned and directed by Mrs. Ruby McGill, who led the guests in playing "Receiving Line" and "Passing the School Bell."

Mrs. Mary Ledford, who presided over the program, then called for remarks from Mr. J. A. White, who spoke as a trustee of the local school. Mr. R. H. Atkinson spoke next, representing the Slater Community Association, after which Mr. J. H. Barnett, Superintendent of the Slater-Marietta Schools, introduced each of the teachers. A count was made of the number of parents repreenting each teacher's room, and flowers were awarded the teacher having the largest number of parents parent. Mr. Ernest Sechrest, high school principal, received this distinction.

At the conclusion of the program, delicious refreshments consisting of ice cream, cakes and punch were served by Mesdames Henry Taylor, Roy Summey, P. J. Acree, L. T. Scarce, Milton Southerland, and J. G. Chandler.

The decorating committee for this occasion was composed of Mesdames Gene Blanton, J. G. Chandler, and R. H. Atkinson.

Other civic club members who assisted in planning the refreshments were Mesdames J. ------------------- [Column 4] LINES FROM THE LIBRARY

We congratulate the children of the Thursday P. M. Story Hour group on the splendid performance which they gave at Slater Hall on Tuesday night, August 27. Every child participating did well, and we are justly proud of the entire group. --------------------------------

Members of the Girls' Library Club have enjoyed a number of dart games during the summer. At a recent event of this kind, Annorr Cooper won first place with a score of 920. Joyce Bryant's score of 720 put her in second place, while Freida Thornton took third place with 510 points. ------------------------------------

Dale McWhite, a member of the Thursday P. M. Story Hour group, was made very happy on September 6, by the arrival of a "brand new" baby sister, Dona Elizabeth. Dale is very proud of his little sister, and is quoted as saying that he "won't sell her—not even for a whole quarter." ------------------------------------

Birthday greetings are in order for Peggy Scarce, who was 8 years old on September 6. We hope that Peggy's eighth birthday was a happy one, and that she will enjoy many more. ----------------------------------------

The library clubs lost two faithful members when Gloria and Abie Cook moved to Greensboro, N. C. Gloria was a member of the Friday afternoon Story Hour Group, while Abie was a member of the Boys' Club. We miss Gloria and Abie at the library, but we hope that they are enjoying their new home in Greensboro. We also hope that they won't forget Story Hour and Boys' Club, and that they will visit us as often as possible.

Gloria and Abie are the children of Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Cook. Mr. Cook has been promoted to the Greensboro office where he will direct Industrial Relations for several mills. -----------------------------------

We had two visitors at the library clubs recently. The first of these was Opal Thornton of Washington, D. C., who spent several days with the R. W. Thorntons. We were glad to have her come to Girls' Club with Freida.

Gay Horton of Belmont, N. C. is the other visitor we wish to mention. She is a cousin of Carol Ann Richardson, and visited Story Hour during her stay in Slater. ------------------------------- A. White, Allen Suttle, Clint Hawkins, and Miss Inez Graham.

Mrs. Eithel Gosnell is president of the Civic Club.

-------------------------------- CARD OF THANKS

We wish to express our sincere appreciation of the floral offerings and all other expressions of sympathy shown us by our many friends during our recent bereavement.

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Hawkins and Family ---------------------------------------- [Column 5] [PICTURE OF YOUNG WOMAN IN HER 20'S]

Mrs. Melvin A. Gunter, the former Miss Nawana Cooper. ----------------------------------------

Miss Cooper And Mr. Gunter United

Miss Nawana Cooper became the bride of Mr. Melvin A. Gunter on Saturday evening, July 27, at the home of the Rev. D. W. Smith of Greenville, in the presence of their immediate families.

The bride wore a grey tailored suit with navy accessories and a shoulder corsage of white carnations.

Mrs. Gunter is the daughter of Mrs. Ressie Cooper, of Greenville. She is a graduate of Greenville High School and the Greenville Secretarial School. For the past year she has been employed as a clerkstenographer in the office of Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Mr. Gunter is the son of Mrs. Corula P. Gunter, of Greenville. He is also a graduate of Greenville High School. He recently received his discharge after three years of service with the U. S. Marines, two years of which were spent in the Pacific area.

Following the ceremony, the young couple left for a wedding trip in North Carolina.

Mr. and Mrs. Gunter are now making their home with the bride's mother at 10 Cleveland Street, Greenville. --------------------------------

Hawkins Boy (Con't. from page 1, col. 5)

years. Mr. Hawkins is employed by the Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc. and at present is in charge of the Slashing Department on the second shift.

Gene was a member of the Cradle Roll Department of the Slater Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held on September 11 at 5 o'clock at the Slater Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Charles T. Thompson and the Rev. Clyde Johnson. Interment was in Graceland Cemetery in Greenville.

Serving as pallbearers were Gene Henson, Gene Addington, Herbert Farthing, and Buddy Brown.

Members of the Girls' Auxiliary of Slater Baptist Church served as flower girls.

The sympathy of this entire community is extended the Hawkins family in their bereavement.

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Page Four THE SLATER NEWS September 26, 1946


Robert Randolph

Robert was working here as a weaver when he entered service Sept. 25, 1941. He was inducted at Charleston, S. C., and after about one month of training was sent overseas to the E. T. O. He was in service four years, and spent thirtynine months of that time overseas. He saw action in battles in Rhineland and Central Europe. Robert received his Honorable Discharge Sept. 27, 1945 and accepted his job back with us the latter part of Dec. 1945.

Calvin G. Cagle

Before induction into the Army, Calvin was employed in our weaving department. He entered service in May, 1943, and after one year of service in the states, he was sent to the E. T. O., where he participated in battles in Normandy, Northern France, and Central Europe. He was given an Honorable Discharge Jan. 11, 1946, and came back to work with us in March.

Kenneth B. Keisler

Kenneth was employed as a Loom Fixer for this plant at the time he was called to the Army in Dec. 1943. He served in the states nine months before going overseas. He was in the E. T. O. eighteen months and saw action in Belgium and Germany. Shortly after receiving his Honorable Discharge the latter part of March, 1946, Kenneth returned to work here.

Harry V. Tinsley

Ex-Cpl. Tinsley worked here as a slasher helper until he entered the Army in May, 1943. He remained in the states nine months and served with the Anti-Aircraft Artillery. He was overseas fifteen months and was on active combat duty in Central Europe. Harry received his Honorable Discharge Nov. 30, 1945, and returned to work with us Dec. 5, 1945.

Paul J. Goldsmith

Prior to his entering service Dec. 20, 1943, Paul was employed at Slater as a slasher tender. After receiving six months of training in the states, he was sent overseas and landed in French territory. He served overseas eighteen months and participated in active combat in Germany. Soon after receiving his Honorable Discharge in March, 1946, Paul returned to his old job with us.

Lawrence H. Buchanan

Lawrence graduated from Slater-Marietta High School in '42 and was awarded a scholarship to Clemson College. He completed his freshman year at Clemson in June, 1943, and was inducted into service in that same month. Between school terms, Lawrence worked in this plant in the weaving department, and upon receiving his Honorable Discharge in March, 1946, he returned to work here until his school term opened at Clemson. He has our sincere wishes for a successful school year.

John P. Martin

This Veteran was working for this plant as a Tying Machine Operator before entering service in July, 1943. He was in service thirty-one months and spent eleven of them in the Mediterranean Theater. Shortly after receiving his Honorable Discharge March 9, 1946. John returned to work here on his old job. He has since left our employ to work elsewhere.

[image and caption span columns 2 through 4] [image: three men standing with golf clubs on the putting green] The winners in the recent Golf Tournament sponsored by the Slater Golf Club. During the war this tournament was not held; however, club members plan to hold a tournament annually. In this picture are: (Left to right) Ansel McMakin, tournament winner; Robert T. Godfrey, runner up, and Aubrey Ledford, consolation winner.

[image: hand-drawn picture of stork carrying a baby] Births

Mr. and Mrs. Dalton McWhite announce the arrival of a daughter on September 6 at the Wood Memorial Clinic. The little girl, who has been named Dona Elizabeth, weighed eight pounds at birth.

Mrs. McWhite is the former Miss Dorothy Chiles.

Mr. McWhite is employed in the Preparation Department of the Slater plant.

Golf Tournament Is Big Success

The recent Golf Tournament, sponsored by the local Golf Club, was a success according to officials of the club.

Quite a number of devotees of the Scotch game entered the tournament, and the matches were in most instances close. They afforded a lot of pleasure to those playing.

Ansel B. McMakin was the winner when all play had been completed. McMakin defeated Robert T. Godfrey to win the tournament.

At the close of the tournament, a barbecue was given by the members of the club for themselves and a number of invited guests. All attending this affair reported an enjoyable occasion.


Misses Ruth Taylor, Clarissa Camden, and Elizabeth Ammons attended the wedding of Miss Sara DeWease and Mr. Edward McMakin Sunday afternoon at the Slater Baptist Church.

Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Burns and family of Greenville, Mrs. Charles Waldrop and Mrs. E. L. Waldrop spent the day at the Great Smokies recently.

Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Bledsoe and daughter, Betty Clarie, spent Sunday with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Knox of Spartanburg.

The Cupid has been busy lately, and we find another engagement in our office. Miss Maxine Carter became engaged to Mr. Bill Patton and is sporting a diamond.

[image and caption span colums 2 through 4] [image: men sitting on a field having a picnic] The Slater Golf Club held a delightful barbecue at the conclusion of the tournament. In this picture, the golfers and their visitors are rapdily doing away with the 'cue which was cooked by Loag Landreth. All attending reported a good time.

Linda Pace Is Party Honoree

Little Linda Pace was honored at a birthday party on September 5 given by her mother, Mrs. Willie Pace, assisted by Mrs. Carl Bryson and Miss Ruth Campbell. Linda was six years old.

Several games were enjoyed by the little boys and girls present after which the gifts were opened. Linda received many lovely and useful gifts.

Those attending the party were: Madge, Margaret and Martha Robinson, Kayrene, Aaron and Lee McCollum, Sandra, Butch and Marsha Burgess, Sara Faye and Sammie Johnson, Clara and Mickey Ramsey, Shirley Hammett, Mays Cooper, Marvin Clark, Rose and Patty Addington, Clara Ann Veal, Donnie Revis, Joyce Hawkins, Billy Suttle, Barbara and Frances Hester, Peggy and Betty Scarce, Betty Phillips, Billy Moore and Raymond Reaves.


Miss Beatrice Looper became the bride of James Coleman at the home of the Rev. T. L. Bryson at Travelers Rest on Saturday, August 31, at 11 o'clock. Rev. Bryson performed the ceremony in the presence of Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Looper, Mrs. Adlia Coleman, Miss Frances Coleman and Mr. Riley Farr.

The bride wore a light blue two piece wool crepe suit with black and white accessories.

Immediately following the ceremony, a reception was held at the home of the bride's parents.

The couple soon left on a wedding trip to Charleston, S. C. and they visited Brock Green Garden and Pyslin Island in Georgetown. For traveling, the bride wore a black wool suit with black and white accessories and a corsage of pink roses.

Mrs. Coleman is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Looper of Travelers Rest. She is a graduate of Dacusville High School, and is now employed in the Slater plant as a weaver.

Mr. Coleman is the son of Mrs. Adlia Coleman of Travelers Rest and the late Mr. Web Coleman. He is a graduate of Travelers Rest High School. He served with the U. S. Army for three years and is now employed at Renfrew Bleachery.

The couple is now residing at Travelers Rest.

Johnsons Honor Boys With Birthday Supper

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Johnson honored S/Sgt. Eugene H. Southerlin and Mr. John G. Southerlin with a birthday supper Saturday, September 7, at their cottage at River Falls.

The supper was delicious and all present had a very enjoyable time. Eugene and John received many nice gifts.

Eugene has re-enlisted with the U. S. Army and left on September 25 to report to New York for overseas duty. Everyone wishes for him the best of luck.

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