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Old Slater Mill

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-
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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
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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
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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
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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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