V. 4 No. 19 - The Slater News







[illustration of Old Slater Mill] Old Slater Mill PAWTUCKET, R. I. EST. 1790

Vol. 4 Slater, S. C., October 10, 1946 No. 17

[illustration of Slater Mill] Slater Mill SLATER, SO. CAROLINA 1943

[Column 1] Mill Entrance Is Being Improved

The Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc. is putting in a number of new gutters and repairing the entrance way leading to the mill. Ashmore Brothers of Greenville are the contractors for the job, and, for some time, this work has been in progress.

The first work done was the widening of the entrance of the road leading to Slater. Considerable dirt was hauled and the road widened. Next, concrete curbing was put in and dirt was hauled to reinforce this curbing. At the present time, workmen are busily engaged in paving the road directly in front of the mill fence leading into the mill.

Several days will be required yet to complete the work. However, when it is completed, Slater will have one of the best roads in the country leading up to its plant.

At the same time the road is repaired, the area opposite the front gate of the mill and across the road, will also be paved and utilized as additional parking space for the cars bringing workers to work here at Slater. Curbs and gutters have likewise been placed around this area and will be finished in much the same manner as the road leading to the mill yard.

The area between the Employment Office and the Dixie Store has already received curb and gutter work, and as soon as the area in front of the mill is completed, this area will likewise be paved.

These improvements are in line with the policy of the Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc. in making its plant one of the best in this section of the state.

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The Slater-Marietta School football team is now practicing under the guidance of Coach W. A. Woodruff.

This is the first year that the local school has fielded a football team, and local fans are awaiting the first game on the schedule.

Due to the fact that the local team did not get their uniforms until late, Coach Woodruff has been able to schedule only two games to date. These games are to be played in November.

Coach Woodruff realizes he has quite a job building a team from scratch; however, he and the candidates are busily working each afternoon to mold the first football team of the local school.

[A photograph of a large group of people sitting at tables spans Columns 2 through 4] [Caption spans Columns 2 through 4] Above is shown a portion of the group attending the reception given for the teachers of the Slater-Marietta School which was held at Slater Hall recently. The reception for the teachers is an annual affair and this year was sponsored by the Civic Club and the Slater Community Association.


Christmas packages for the thousands of Army personnel stationed overseas may be mailed without request slips between October 15 and November 15, Major General Edward F. Witsell, the Adjutant General, who operates the Army's postal system, has announced.

In past war years the mailing period for Christmas packages was from September 15 to October 15 to insure receipt of the parcels overseas before Christmas day. Since the fighting ended, the number of soldiers overseas has been so reduced and the movement of units has lessened so much that Post Office Department officials and the Army postal officers decided this year's gift mailing period could safely be set back a month. And with the later mailing period, they pointed out, more of the Christmas packages will actually arrive either just before or during the holiday season.

Emphasizing that American families this year know exactly where on the world's map their soldier-relative is stationed, the postal officers urge the use of judgment in mailing dates. "If Joe is stationed in Korea, then obviously his presents need to

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[Column 3] Young Richardson Enters Clemson

Friends of Hines S. Richardson, Jr., wish him much success as he enters upon his college career.

Junior, as he is known to his friends, left this community September 23 to enter the freshman class at Clemson A.

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[photograph of Richardson]

Hines S. Richardson, Jr., who recently entered the Freshman Class at Clemson College. He graduated from the local high school in the class of 1946.


Mrs. Myrtle Ramsey Lane has donated to the library three books which will be of special interest to readers who like "mysteries." The first of these, "The Problem of the Wire Cage" is written by John Dickson Carr, and concerns itself with the story of a character called Frank Dorrance, whose body was found one evening following a heavy rain, near the center of a tennis court. To make the case even more baffling, there were no footsteps but his own leading to the spot. But, the readers of the community will want to read the book, and find out for themselves just how the story ends.

The next book which Mrs. Lane has donated is entitled "The Siamese Twin Mystery," by Ellery Queen. The scene takes place at Arrow Lodge on Arrow mountain, and as one reader has said, presents "one of the most fascinating cases Ellery Queen has ever solved."

The other book which Mrs. Lane has given to the library is called "The Iron Spiders," and is written by Baynard H. Kendrick. The action takes place in the Florida Everglades in the year 1835, and tells the story of the efforts of white

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[Column 5] Mr. Graham Dies At Landrum Home

Countless friends of Miss Inez Graham, Bookkeeper for the Slater Community Association, were sorry to learn of the death of her father, John Alexander Graham, at Landrum on Saturday, September 21.

Mr. Graham had been a visitor to Slater on numerous occasions and had a host of friends who knew him personally.

Mr. Graham was a native South Carolinian, having been born in Kershaw County. Practically all his life had been spent in textile work in this state and in North Carolina. Before retiring, he was Superintendent of the Ellenborough Mills in Ellenborough, N. C., and left there on account of his declining health.

Mr. Graham was noted for his kindness and afability towards his fellow man. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Landrum and served as a deacon. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge at Landrum.

Funeral services for Mr. Graham were held on Monday, September 23 at 3:00 A. M. at the First Baptist Church in Landrum. Interment was in the family plot at the Landrum Cemetery.

Mr. Graham is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sallie Ellis Graham, two daughters, Miss Inez Graham and Mrs. Irene Cain, two sisters, Miss Jennie Graham and Mrs. Flonnie Rodgers, one brother, Arnold Graham, one grandchild and one greatgrandchild.

In his passing, the state has lost an excellent citizen, and his many friends regret exceedingly the passing of Mr. Graham for they realize they have suffered an irreparable loss. The beautiful floral offering to Mr. Graham was a tribute to the esteem in which he was held by those who knew him.


(Courtesy Coronet Magazine)

George Arnold is not listed among the great heroes of Texas. He made no last stands against Indians or Mexicans. He was a modest young farmer who had no greater ambition than to live quietly with his wife and children on an isolated ranch in Hill County.

Arnold did not go in search of danger. When it came to him without warning in the spring of 1880, he fought it with a bitter courage that made his ancestors' last stand at the Alamo look easy.

On a gusty March night, George Arnold came home vis-

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Page Two THE SLATER NEWS October 10, 1946

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

[logo of a shield with an open book, two feather quills, and two stars with the words NCIE]



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, Louis Bagwell, Geneva 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. Raymond Johnson, W. Earle Reid, Ruby P. Reid, Doris F. Atkinson.


Turning Leaves

This is the month of turning leaves. In forests and along the boulevards of well-planned American towns, trees change their appearance and the world changes from late summer to Autumn.

As these changes take place, man too changes and his world becomes a smaller and smaller circle. Now, London and New York, Stalingrad and Atlantic City are practically neighbors —but not quite. At least not yet.

It's true that planes will carry passengers from one to another at remarkable speeds and that a day's travel around the world may not be far off. But the jump from American life to Russian life is quite impossible and though we share our tongue with the English, we are still the breadth of the Atlantic from understanding them.

Man has shortened the distance between countries and with his atom bomb has shortened life expectancy considerably. But the distance between men's hearts is still immeasurable. Though we share the radio waves, the secrets of our hearts are still locked.

Until these secrets are shared and explained, people to people, atom bombs will remain war materials and airplanes will be considered with bomb load, not passenger tonnage.

But if ever the seeds for world understanding were ripe for planting, now is the time. From every corner of the world, a great disgust for war and its wastefulness arises. People in Russia are as warweary as Americans. In England, the repair job will take years.

This is the time to use radio for common discussions and airplanes for travel and cultural

[half way down column 2] interchange. If a jet plane can cross the continent in six hours, perhaps the hearts of men can be brought one step closer by peaceful use of machines in-

[half way down column 3] tended for war. Perhaps if we matched the season and turned up a new leaf—perhaps—.

[column 2] SLATER DAY BY DAY

Ideas for the Near Future:

A skating party, with contests and figure skating and prizes and a grand finale that includes every skater who takes part in the regular Thursday night skating bee.—

A class in expression, carried out in connection with the school but open to anyone and operated on a pupil-pay basis, and high-lighted ever so often by a recitation declamation contest put on as a feature of public entertainment. (Oh, how our young people especially need this.)—

And now that the war is over and cloth is more plentiful, how's about a fashion show featuring garments made from Slater manufactured cloth?—

A community Thanksgiving program, similar to the community Christmas programs that have been so popular for the past two years, and featuring our school glee club.—

Students night—to be held either at Thanksgiving or during the Christmas holidays when all of the girls and boys who are away at school shall be home. And honoring, not only the college students, but the senior class that will be graduating in the coming spring.—

An amateur program, to give our young people a chance to find out how good they can do certain things. (This could be sponsored by the newly formed 16-30 club.)—

An old-fashioned spelling bee, with none of the participants being under thirty-five.

Cloth Room Chatter

Mr. and Mrs. George Garland visited Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Brown, of Route 1, Taylors, last Sunday.

Everyone was glad to see Pfe. Thurman Pace home on a furlough recently. He has already returned to his camp in Augusta, Ga. Our best wishes go with Thurman wherever he goes.

Misses Corrine Dunn and Clara Talley carried the Young People's Sunday School Class of Walnut Grove Church on a chicken supper Saturday night at Glassy Rock.

The Cloth Room recently presented Mr. and Mrs. John D. Edwards with a lovely set of dishes and two towels as a wedding gift. Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Edwards!

We wish to welcome Wilton Poole back to the Cloth Room. He recently received his discharge from the Army after 18 months of service.

Young Richardson

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& M. College. He plans to take Pre-Medicine at Clemson after which he plans to enter medical school.

Young Richardson is the son of Hines S. and Anna Mae Montgomery Richardson who have been residents of Slater since 1938.

Junior graduated from Slater-Marietta High School with the class of 1946. He was treasurer of his graduating class, a member of the Beta Club, a member of the Glee Club, and a member of the basketball team. At commencement he was awarded the History

[half way down column 4] medal. Young Richardson was also very active in the Baptist church, where he served as president of his Sunday School class.

This young man went to school for five consecutive years without missing a day. This certainly is a record which deserves our praise.

Junior began working in the Slater plant the latter part of his senior year in high school and continued working during the past summer.

The people of the Slater community are proud of this young man and others like him who realize the need for higher education. His many friends wish him unlimited success in his future undertakings in the field of medicine.

It costs 75 cents to kill a man in Caesar's time. Estimates for the last war indicate that it cost the warring nations $50,- 000 for each man killed.

[spanning columns 2 to 4] [photograph of people sitting at a dinner table] The members of the Slater Baseball Team and their guests are shown seated at the dining table in the dining room of the Ottaray Hotel in Greenville. This dinner was held on September 25 and was given in honor of the members of the Baseball Team, who enjoyed a very successful season this year.

[header spanning columns 4 and 5] PREPARATION DEPARTMENT N-E-W-S

[column 4] Mr. and Mrs. Turner Jones, of Slater, and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Jones, of Greenville, were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Crayton Brady recently.

Broadus Poole has returned to his job in the Warping Department after serving 15 months in the U. S. Navy. He was stationed in the Philippines for 11 months.

June Tolley, an employee of the Army Intelligence Bureau in Washington, D. C., has been home recently visiting relatives and friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Coleman and Sarah were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Isham Coleman.

Boyce Parnell just had another birthday. You should have seen the pennies go in the birthday bank! Happy birth-

[column 5] day, Boyce!

Ivadell Hill, of Cleveland, went on a shopping trip in Greenville Tuesday.

We regret to learn of the death of Mrs. Gertrude Dunn's uncle, Mr. W. L. Dunlop, of Fletcher, N. C.

Bertha Jones has been out from work recently due to an operation. We miss her very much and hope to have her back with us soon.

The second shift quiller hands welcome Ruth Hunt to their department.

Mrs. Sarah Singleton gave a birthday dinner in honor of her father recently. Everyone had a very enjoyable time.

We wish Girard Harrison lots of luck with his new gun. Girard, don't kill too many squirrels!


[comic depicting man stepping and falling from toy cart and son] STAY SAFE OFF-THE-JOB, TOO



If you think "Pop" is performing a parlor trick, you're wrong. He's trying to land without breaking his neck.

We hope he has luck, but his chances aren't too good.

The National Safety Council tells us that 30,500 persons were killed in home accidents last year.

These men, women and children were killed in many ways, but half of the deaths were caused by falls. Falls, like many home accidents, are often the fault of somebody besides the victim.

Children must be taught to pick up their playthings when they are through playing with them. Adults can set a good example by leaving nothing around, particularly on stairs and steps, that might cause someone to fall.

Falls are caused by grease or milk or water not wiped up from the kitchen floor, soap in bathtubs, icy walks, broken steps, porches without rails, dark hallways, makeshift ladders, unanchored rugs and poorly lighted stairs cluttered with mops, buckets, or rubbish.

Home accidents represent a shameful human waste—a dangerous waste during this period of reconversion.

You can help reduce this toll by making sure that neither you nor members of your family will be injured or killed as a result of your carelessness. It is the patriotic duty of every member of your family to do the same.

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October 10, 1946 THE SLATER NEWS Page Three

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

[Column 1] Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Chandler, Mrs. Georgia Poole, and Miss Lillian Chandler were dinner guests of Miss Edna Chandler Thursday.

Employees of the third shift in Weave Room 2 regret to learn that Susie Surratt has quit work here. She now holds a position in Columbia.

Hazel Buchanan was the week-end guest of Miss Kyle Kirby.

Miss Mary Jane Dugger, Roy Tate, and Murray Garrett were dinner guests of Miss Amber Stroud last Saturday.

We welcome Mrs. Blanche Hart as a new battery filler in Weave Room 2 on the third shift.

Kyle Kirby and Hazel Buchanan entertained a large number of friends at Miss Kirby's home Saturday night. Games were played and refreshments were served. Everyone had a most enjoyable evening.

We are glad to have Opal Smith back at work after being out sick a few days.

Mr. and Mrs. Mays Stroud and Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Bridges, of Travelers Rest, recently enjoyed a very pleasant trip through the mountains of North Carolina.

We welcome Mr. Boyd Martin as the new overseer on the third shift, Job 3. Mr. Martin recently took over this job to replace Mr. F. C. Gunter, who resigned. We all wish Mr. Martin much success in his new work.

Miss June Tolley of Washington, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Tolley of Marietta, was recently home on a week's vacation.

We welcome a new employee, Joe Mooneyham of Pickens, as oiler. He has recently been discharged from service after serving three years.

Miss Fannie Allen of Highlands was a recent visitor in the home of Nellie Barnette.

Doris Hart and a friend flew from East Flat Rock, N. C. to Tennessee last Sunday. Doris reports that she enjoyed the trip very much.

Miss Faye Singleton had as her week-end guests, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Raines and son.

Mrs. Doris Hart and Miss Dorothy Barnett were guests at the wedding of Miss Sollie Cox of Marietta and R. F. Nabors of North Carolina held at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Cox, on Saturday evening, September 26.

We were sorry to see Hellon Yeomans leave us but we all wish her the best of luck on her new job.

Miss Pearl Price had as her week-end guests, Hattie, Johnny, and Luke Starling from

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Winston-Salem, N. C., and Ed Ferguson, Evelyn and Mollie Baughman from Greenville. All had a very nice week-end.

We are sorry our sweeper, Joe Capps, had to be out from work a week due to illness, but are glad to see him back at work now.

Neta Burrell enjoyed a party that was given in her honor Saturday night at the home of her brother at Dunean.

We believe Robert Allison really enjoys his squirrel hunting. He had very good luck one day recently when he killed seven. Robert, why didn't you think of us and divide your squirrels?

Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Smith attended the wedding of Beatrice Hannah last week at Greer. The couple will make their home in Florida.

We are sorry to learn that Roy Daniel is on the sick list. We wish you a speedy recovery, Roy, and hope you will be back at work real soon.

Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Case spent the week-end in Hendersonville, N. C. with Mrs. Case's brother, J. D. Grice.

We welcome Richard Lynch as a new weaver and Alice Lynch as a new battery filler. We hope both of you will enjoy working with us.

Mr. and Mrs. Lafayette Bagwell and daughter, Brenda, visited Mr. Bagwell's sister, Mrs. Hendrix, Sunday.

Sollie Cox certainly will be missed by everyone. Sollie is going to take up life as a housewife. We all wish her the best of luck and happiness in her married life.

We are sorry to learn that Mrs. G. H. Case was ill recently, but hope she is feeling fine now.

Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Moon visited their daughter at Shriners Hospital Sunday.

Misses Faye Singleton and Bonelle Leatherwood and their boy friends motored to Asheville, N. C. recently and had a very enjoyable trip.

The second shift employees of No. 1 welcome Mr. Leon Pitman back to work as a loom fixer. They also welcome Mr. John G. Keller as a new loom fixer.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Dodson went to Hartwell, Ga. on a wild hunt for fat back, but to our surprise they succeeded.

Misses Bonelle and Robbie Leatherwood spent a very happy week-end in Newport, Tenn. with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Leatherwood.

Everyone was very sorry to see Mr. Tom Hawkins leave for Florida. We all wish him the best of luck and a speedy return.

[Bottom of Column 1] Overseas Mailing

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be purchased and mailed earlier in the period than gifts going to England," they explained.

Youth is glorious, but it isn't a career.

[Bottom of Column 2] Life is a straight line between birth and death which many people try to lengthen by walking in circles.

Decide promptly, but never give any reasons. Your decisions may be right, but your reasons are sure to be wrong.

[Column 3] Theatre Guide

October 11, 1946 "BAD BASCOMB" Starring Wallace Beery Margaret O'Brien

October 12, 1946 "ANNA AND THE KING OF SIAM" Starring Irene Dunn Rex Harrison

October 14, 1946 "JANIE GETS MARRIED" Starring Joan Leslie Robert Hutton

October 18, 1946 "THE WELL GROOMED BRIDE" Starring Ray Milland Olivia de Havilland

October 19, 1946 "STOLEN LIFE" Starring Bette Davis Glenn Ford

October 21, 1946 "OF HUMAN BONDAGE" Starring Paul Henreid Eleanor Parker

[an illustration of a stork] Births

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Poole are receiving congratulations on the birth of a son at Coleman Hospital in Travelers Rest on September 4.

Mrs. Poole is the former Miss Bertie Smith.

Mr. Poole is employed as a packer in the Cloth Room of this plant.

[Caption below photo spanning columns 3, 4 and 5] Photographer Claude Guest snapped this picture while the members of the Baseball Team and their guests were "wading" into the fried chicken dinner given in honor of the Baseball Team. Everyone attending reported an enjoyable time as the 1946 Baseball Season came to an official end.


Again, we have so many new library members that we wish to dedicate this column to them.

The first of these new-comers to the library is Miss Louise Booth, who is employed in the mill office: She is not only a new library member, but is also "new" in the village, since she has been working here only a short time. Miss Booth is a sister of Mrs. Francis C. Gunter, with whom she resides at 42 Second Street.

Mr. Henry Tinsley recently affiliated himself with the library by becoming one of its new members. Although Mr. Tinsley lives at Travelers Rest, he is one of our employees, and works in the Preparation Department. Mr. Tinsley's wife became a member of the library some time ago. However, she has been sick for several weeks, and has been unable to do much reading. We wish for Mrs. Tinsley a speedy recovery, and look forward to having her visit the library again soon.

We are always glad to welcome our school children as new library members. Athalee Christopher, one of the sixth grade girls, recently placed her name on the roll, and we hope that the library will be of real service to her throughout the year. Athalee is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Christopher of Marietta.

Still another new member is Mavis Morgan, another one of our school girls. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Morgan of Route 2, Travelers Rest. We are glad to have Mavis, and hope that she will visit the library as often as possible.

Now let's talk about school boys for awhile, and introduce

[Column 5] Eugene Stone as our next new member. Eugene, son of Mrs. E. J. Stone, is a Slater resident. He has visited the library to secure materials for special assignments, and we trust that we can continue to be of service to him.

Robert Stone, brother of Eugene, is our next new member. He, like Eugene, came to the community library in search of special materials to use in connection with his school work. We are glad that these boys thought of the library, and hope that their visits will be frequent.

Our last new member is a little girl who not only enrolled as a library member but she has also joined the Thursday Afternoon Story Hour group. She is none other than "Jackie" Clary, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James W. Clary of Slater. "Jackie's" father reads extensively, and we are glad to see that both she and her brother, Jimmy, member of Boys' Club, have acquired Mr. Clary's taste for reading.

To all these new members, we say "Welcome; we are glad to have you."

And may we add one other word not only to the new members, but to everyone—please come to the library as often as possible, and always feel free to call on the librarian for help regarding library materials. She is always glad to assist.

Myrtle Lane

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men to banish the Indians from Florida to Arkansas.

The librarian thanks Mrs. Lane for her kindness in donating these books to the library.

Politics: What the politicians think the people can't see through.

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Page Four THE SLATER NEWS October 10,1946


Archie L. Smith

Archie first began working for this Plant in July of '39, and was employed as a Loom Fixer when he was called to the Army in June, 1943. He was trained as an M. P. and served his entire time in the states. He received an Honorable Discharge March 31, 1946, and returned to work here in April, 1946. However, he left our employ in June to re-enlist with the Army.

Walter M. Looper

This man had been working here for about five years when he entered service in Oct. 1944. He was inducted at Charleston, S. C., and served five and onehalf months in the states before going overseas. Walter was trained as a motor machinist and served in the Philippines for about one year. He received an Honorable Discharge in Feb., 1945 and returned to work here as a weaver in April.

Nettie Hudson

Netting formerly worked as a battery filler in Weave Room One before she volunteered for service with the WAC's in April, 1943. She served in the states for two years, then went overseas to serve in the E. T. O. for almost a year. Soon after receiving her discharge in April, Nettie returned to her old job with us.

Lomas H. Hall

Lomas worked in our weaving department before entering service in March, 1943. He remained in the states fourteen months before being sent overseas to the Pacific Area. He was overseas nineteen months and saw action in two major campaigns. During the last campaign he was wounded in the left leg and had to stay in the hospital two months for treatment. Lomas was given an Honorable Discharge in Jan., 1946, and returned to work at this Plant in April.

William E. Cashion

''Bill'' enlisted with the U. S. Navy July 4, 1942. Prior to his induction he worked here as a tension checker and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Cashion of Slater. He received his ''boot'' training at the naval base at Norfolk, and was transferred to the Pacific Coast where he served with the amphibious force. He received special training in amphibious warfare and saw action in three major campaigns. When ''Bill'' received his Honorable Discharge in Dec., 1945, he had the rank of Q. M. 3/C. He returned to his former job with us in April 1946.

James E. McCall

Before joining the Navy in July, 1943, this Veteran was employed as a weaver at our Plant. After four months of basic training, he was sent overseas to serve with the Pacific Fleet. He received his Honorable Discharge Feb. 21, 1946, and returned to work on his former job with us April 26, 1946.

Harvey L. Prater

At the time that he was called to service, Harvey was working in our weaving department as a cloth doffer. He remained in the states eighteen months before going overseas. He served in the E. T. O.

[photo and caption spanning columns 2, 3 and 4] Employees of the first shift Preparation Department are pictured above at Table Rock State Park as they get ready to eat dinner together at the Lodge located in the park grounds. The Preparation Department personnel enjoys this fellowship together, and at intervals "outings" of this kind are held.

[Column 2] OFFICE NEWS

Mr. and Mrs. Troy Hannon spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Hannon of Greer, S. C.

Miss Gene Cason spent the week-end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Cason, of Woodville.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Waldrop, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Cunningham and family, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Guest, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Cunningham, and Mrs. Vannie Cunningham enjoyed a birthday dinner in Asheville, N. C. last Sunday, which was given in honor of Mrs. Vannie Cunningham.

Miss Jeanne Ernest visited her mother at Walhalla recently.

Mr. W. M. Sutton and Mr. G. E. Blanton attended the Cleveland County Fair at Shelby, N. C. last week-end.

Miss Vera Hembree spent the day in Atlanta while on her vacation.

Miss Sara Surratt was honored at a suprise birthday party Friday night, September 27, given by her sister, Mrs. H. H. Epting, Jr., of 107 McPherson Lane. Everyone had a very good time.

Miss Dorothy Batson visited relatives in Spartanburg Sunday.

Office employees attending the Lions Club hippodrome thrill circus at Meadowbrook Park last week were: Mr. Allen Suttle, Mr. P. J. Acree, Elizabeth Ammons, Connie Henderson, Jeanne Ernest, Betty Foster, Thelma Bledsoe.

Miss Charlie Coleman visited with friends in Rock Hill Sun-

twenty-seven months and participated in two major battles. Soon after receiving his Honorable Discharge in March, Harvey returned to work with us.

[Column 3] Mill Entrance

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Since the establishment of this plant here in 1927, extensive improvements have been made both in and around the plant, and, also, in the village to the extent that visitors are often heard to say that the Slater plant and premises are perhaps the prettiest in the state.

Sacrifice Allows

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ibly shaken, yet he soon recovered himself, smiled and bounced the children on his knee. For nights thereafter he played with the children and told nursery rhymes. But after they had gone to bed, he brought out a grimmer story bound in leather covers and read it painstakingly.

Weeks passed and George Arnold became visibly paler, more nervous. One night he was discovered taking to bed with him a kidney stone, removed from a deer he had slain. His wife's questions brought only smiles and reassurances.

Several months went by and then it was hot summer. Now was the time for action. At the general store Arnold bought a 12-foot chain and strong lock. Then he went to the woods. In the shade of a tree he sat down and wrote his wife a letter, pouring out his love for her and the children. He told how he had read about his symptoms in the big


Congratulations to Mr. Harold Julian who was married to Miss Janie Nell Edwards on Saturday, September 14. May you have a long and happy married life together. Harold is employed as bookkeeper in our mill office.

[Column 4] leather-bound book; now he knew what he must do.

He finished the letter in a firm hand. Then, according to contemporary newspaper account, ''he ran the chain around a tree, drew it through the large ring at the end and then wound the other end around his ankle, so tight that it would not slip the foot, locked it and threw the key beyond his reach.

''The body was found two days after, still chained to the tree . . . The ground was torn up to the full length of the chain, the nails of the fingers wrenched off, and all his front

[Picture spans column 4-5] This picture shows the table at the dining room in the Lodge at Table Rock State Park just before the first shift of the Preparation Department were seated for dinner. Judging by the looks of the table and food thereon, everything was ready for a good time which those attending reported was the case.

[Column 5] Hollingsworth-McCall

Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Hollingsworth of Travelers Rest announce the marriage of their daughter, Dorothy Juanita, to Avery Edward McCall, son of Mrs. Bessie McCall of Travelers Rest. The marriage was held at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. Lucille Irwin, in Greenville on August 31 at 6:30 p.m.

The bride was dressed in navy blue with white accessories and wore a corsage of carnations and sweetheart roses.

Mrs. McCall is employed in the Weaving Department of Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Mr. McCall is a veteran of World War II, having served with the U. S. Army for over four years. He spent 21 months overseas and received his honorable discharged in October, 1945. He is also employed in the Weaving Department of the Slater plant.

Following a short wedding trip, the couple are now making their home with the bride's parents on the White Horse Road.

teeth out, in biting . . . He had judged rightly the consequences had he remained home.''

George Arnold had been nipped by a passing mad dog. The kidney stone he had applied to his wound was the only known ''cure'' for hydrophobia at the time. Louis Pasteur found a better treatment in 1885—five years too late for an unsung but extraordinary hero.—Allen Rankin.

Ideas are funny little things. They won't work unless you do.

A judge reprimanded a man for desertion of his wife. The man replied, ''If you knew my wife, you wouldn't call me a deserter but a refugee.''

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