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Page Two The Slater News September 26, 1946

The Slater News
Published Every Two Weeks
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
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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
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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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