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 3

[COLUMN 1] GOINGS-ON---- IN WEAVE ROOMS 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 Septemebr 4. C.L. celebrated his birthday on September 9. Edna Chandler visited in the home of Mrs. Beulah Bowman, of Greenville, recently. Susan Surrat 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 siter, 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. Billie Lathan was a business visitor in Greenville Saturday. Mrs. Effie Johnson was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Jons of Greenville last Sunday. Pfe. Thurmond Pace, of Camp Gordon, Ga., is spending a fifteen-day furlough at home with his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Pace, and parents, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Page. [COLUMN 2] Mr. and Mrs. Norwood Bridges and daughter were the week-end guests of Mr. Bridges' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Bridges. Edna Chandler was honered with a birthday dinner at her home on Sunday, September 8. Mrs. Ruth Tredor and son, Ronald, of Augusta, Ga., and Mrs. Vola 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. Pfe. and Mrs. Thurmond Pace, and Mrs. Ida Pace spent the week-end with relatives in Asheville. Employees of Job No. 2 miss Frances Ducan very much as a battery hand. Mr. and Mrs. Ollis Ward visited friends in North Carolina recently. Mr. and Mrs. L.V. Ducan 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.

Supervisory Staff (con't. from page 1, col. 2) charge from service, Mr. Winstead returned to his work

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