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Page Two THE SLATER NEWS December 5,1946

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

[NCIE logo] [SAIE logo]

Robert H. Atkinson _____ Editor
Cecil S. Ross _____ Asst. Editor
Claude Guest _____ Photographer


Weave Room: Ernestine McCall,
Nellie Barnette, Gladys Cox, Rosa-
lee Cox, Pearl Price, Ethel Clary,
and Doris Jones.
Preparation Department: Jessie Vas-
sey, Julia Brown, Bertha Jones,
Sarah Singleton, Blanche Raxter,
Nellie Ruth Payne, Stanley Haw-
kins, Ruth Campbell, D. P. Gar-
rick, Tom Boggs, and Marguerite
Cloth Room: Opal W. Smith
Community: Mrs. Raymond Johnson,
W. Earle Reid, Ruby P. Reid,
Doris F. Atkinson.
Shooting Fireworks
As the holiday season gets
underway, we notice that the
children are already enjoying
their firecrackers.
We think this is fine, but
sometimes they get a little care-
less with them. Several inci-
dents have occurred recently
which have brought our atten-
tion to this. For example, one
afternoon a group of small boys
were shooting their firecrackers
on Second Street when they
spied a paper on the porch of
one of the houses. Just for fun,
the boys put a firecracker in the
end of the rolled up paper and
struck a match to it. The peo-
ple who live in this house hap-
pend to be at work and there
was danger of setting the house
on fire.
We think it would be wise
for all the parents to caution
their children about their fire-
crackers so we may still have
our fun and everyone will en-
joy the holidays.
Fourth Graders
(Con't. from page 1, Col. 2)
as Master of Ceremonies. Pu-
pils not taking part in the play
helped in getting the stage
ready, and in collecting cos-
tumes and properties needed.
Young Folks
(Con't. from page 1, col. 4)
and Sarah Canham.
Also: Osier Vickers, Roy and
Ralph Lybrand, Dillard Veal,
Maynard Veal, Fred Cashion,
Guildford Dodson, Ralph Knight,
Harold Knight, Joe Bolick, Ed
Connor, and Tillman Dixon.

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(boxed) SLATER
DAY BY DAY (end box)

This is a note of appreciation
to whomever is responsible for
the noticeable diminishing in
the number of firecrackers that
are being shot in our village

For awhile it was Bang!
Boom! Biff! every few minutes
of the day and far into the

Children threw firecrackers
on peoples porches, or stuck
them in empty milk bottles -
they raked up piles of dead
leaves, set fire to them and
threw firecrackers into the
midst of the fire - larger chil-
dren threw lighted firecrackers
from automobiles as they rode
around the streets.

All in all it was quite a nerve-
racking period. Babies and
night workers were disturbed
from their daytime sleep - jit-
tery women would jump and
scream whenever there was an
explosion near them. And re-
turned service men would
imagine themselves back among
the hell of real bombs and
bursting shells.

But now, thanks to some in-
fluence, there are fewer fire-
works being used.

If the merchants became
ashamed of theselves and quit
selling them, that's just fine. Or
perhaps the merchants decided
that children shouldn't spend
their allowances on such non-

Or maybe the parents decid-
ed to take matters in their own
hands, and told their children
not to buy fireworks.

Or maybe the children them-
selves wore the novelty off the
firecracker fad, and are look-
ing for something new.

At any rate we so appreciate
the lack of noise from sudden
and violent explosions round

What with our first peace
time Christmas in the very near
future, we should be thinking
about observing this season
with quiet and thankfulness
and hymn singing and kind
deeds; and loud noises and fire-
crackers have no place in the
observance of the birthday of
the Babe of Bethlehem.
Local Gridders

(con't from page 1, col.5)

tra point. Outstanding players
for the Slater team were
Knight, Revis, Hampton and

In their third apperance of
the season, Slater-Marietta
journeyed to Greer "B" team.
This game resulted in a 6 to 6
tie. This game was played at
night under the lights and was
a new experience for the Slater-
Marietta "eleven." The loclals
received a break in the third
quarter whenn Stroud recover-
ed a Greer fumbleon their 35
yard line. Lybrand and Knight
missed the extra point. Shirley
was the outstanding player fro
the local "eleven"

Slater-Marietta went back in
the victory column as they ran
roughshod over Roebuck 28 to

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Cloth Room Chatter

Miss Josephine Burdette re-
cently spent the week-end at
Furman University with Miss
Kathleen Nelson. They enjoy-
ed attending the Furman-Clem-
son football game at Clemson.

We are happy to hear that
little Linda Pace is recovering
repidly from a tonsil operatopn.
We hope she will soon be back
in school with her many little

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hudson
and family and Mrs. Catherine
Burns recently enjoyed visiting
Mrs. Burns' mother, Mrs S. H.
Rodgers, and family of Ashe-
ville, N. C.

Mrs. Ethel Morrison has been
out from work recently due to
the illness of her little daugh-
ter, Doris. We are glad to hear
that Doris is much better and
hope she will soon be complete-
ly recovered.

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Johnson
have moved to their new home
on the Geer highway and they
are liking it fine. We wish them
much happiness in their new

Mr. Ray Smith was recently
honored with a birthday supper
at his hime, given by his wife,
Mrs. Opal Smith. Mrs. Smith
received several useful gifts.
Attending the supper were: Mr.
and Mrs. G. T. Smith of Mari-
etta, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Smith
and family, Mr. and Mrs. W. H.
Wigington and daughter, and
Miss Norma Gene Guest, all of
0. Hampton scored twice on
end runs while lybrand tallied
two more on line smashes.
Shirley, Capps, Young, Ramsey
and Barnett played good ball.

In the fifth encounter, Slater-
Marietta and Greenville High
"B" team battled to a scoreless
tie on the Greenville field. Both
teams were evenly matached.
Knight's long punts kept the
Slater-Marietta team out of
danger as he frequently kicked
out when in the hole. Stroud
Barnett, Hughes, Capps,
Knight, Lybrand and Cox play-
ed well for the locals.

Slater-Marietta suffered a
loss when Lybrand was injured
and had to leave the game. He
was out for the rest of the sea-

In a well played contest at
Piedmont, the Piedmont "ele-
en" nosed out Slater-Marietta
7 to 0. According to Coach
Woodruff, this was the best
game of the season despite the
fact that the locals lost. The
coach's work on fundamentals
and team play had begun to
pay off as the boys operated as
a unit thus playing good foot-
ball. The locals threatened sev-
eral times, but were never able
to reach the final marker. In
this contest, Shirley, Revis,
Hughes, Knight, Hampton and
Cox were the stars.

In their only home appear-
ance which was the first foot-
ball game ever played at Sla-
ter, the Slater boys soundly de-
feated the Parker "B" team by
a score of 12 to 7.

In the second period, Cox in-
tercepted a Parker pass and
went 65 yards for the first score
of the game, and late in the
fourth quarer, Hampton Skirted
his end behind good blocking
and went 35 yards for a touch-
down. Parker scored in the
third period and was able to
complete the extra point while
(Con't on page 3, col.5)


Mrs. Lena Kirby and son
made an extended trip though
Georgia and North Carolina
visiting relatives recently.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert McAuley
are exceedingly happy to have
their son, Neal, home from Ice-
land, Cpl. McAuley has served
in the Air Corps for a period
of eighteen months, twelve
months of which were spent

The Warping Department of
the third shift is glad to have
Mrs. Elizabeth Duncan, of
Pickens, as a new creeler hand.
She is familiar with this work
since she was employed at
Pickens Mill as a wraper tender
for many years.

Everyone in the Warping De-
partment seems to have the
Christmas spirit after going
through the regular procedure
of drawing names for gifts.

Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Brown
and family of Dacusville re-
cently visited in the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Foster.

J. E. Brooks of Georgia is
our handsome and effvient yarn
man for the warpers on the
third shift. Yes, girls, he would
consider getting married.

Georgia Scroggins visted her
mother, Mrs. C. L. Hargrove,
in Greenville last week-end.

Mr. and Mrs. Jamie Dill and
daughter, Terry, and Miss
Ethel Clark of Greenville were
Sunday guest of Mr. and Mrs.
V. R. Clark.

Employees of the Prepara-
tion Department extend their
deepest sympathy to Bertrand
Trotter in the recent death of
his grandmother, Mrs. Martha

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Farr, of
Asheville, N.C., were week-end
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ansel

Theryl Masters, young
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lowell
Masters, is rapidly improv-
ing at her home after a three
week illness.

Friends of Lillie Gilreath will
be glad to know she is improv-
ing after a severe case of in-

Mr. and Mrs. Dewey King of
Piedmont visited friends in
Marietta Sunday. Mr. King
was formerly connected with
the Dixie Home Stores here.

Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Bryant
spent the week-end in Georgia.

We are glad to have Mary
Brooks back at work with us
after being away for almost a

Tom McCombs' little daugh-
ters had as their guest last
week, little Betty and Peggy
Scarce of Slater.

We are glad to see Zola
Raines back at work after be-
ing out sick.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Jones had
as their guests Sunday, Mr. and
Mrs. Furman Smith and family
of Madison, S. C.

Wondering why Blanche Mc-
Call is all smiles? her husband
has reveived his discharge from
the Army.

Grace Calloway and sister
visited their aunt, Mrs. Lee, in
Columbis Sunday.

Mary Hightower's uncle, Mr.
Ernest Pittman, was injured in
the Ideal Laundry explosion
recently, but is doing nicely

Mrs. Wilma Elrod had as her
dinner guest Monday, her

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cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Cole B.
Hendrix of Detroit.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dunn vis-
ited her sister in Saluda, N.C.

Paul Jones says that all the
rabbits must be out Christmas
shopping as he hasn't been able
to find many during the past

Ben Grice visited his sister,
Mrs. Mamie Capps, in Green-
ville last Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Jones
have a new nephew, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Howard Jones of
Travelers Rest.

Mrs. Norma Bowles and Mrs.
Mattie Lou Gilstrap were the
Sunday dinnerguests of Mrs.

(con't on page 3, col. 4)
The SAFE Way
[box with comic strip]

[cartoon shows man sleeping in bed
thought bubble over head shows him
dreaming about sawing a log, on his lap
is a open book the is titled: Roasted Alive.
in his left had that is hanging off the bed
is a lite cigeratte. There is smoke coming
from the bed sheet that appears to be
about catch on fire]

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Smoking in bed is fun, if you
like it. Your troubles seem far
away wen you see them
through a fog of blue smoke as
you lie back in comfort.

But every cigarette or cigar
of pipe-full you smoke in bed
carries the chance of death. In
the fist place, you are relaxed
and ready for a sock in the jaw
from Old Man Sleep.

Just to push the process
along, you smoke, and before
you know it, you go out like
a light.

But, not your cigaretter! Oh
no! Your hand slips over the
side of the bed, where there;s
an up-draft and plenty of fuel
for a first class fire- with you
in the middle.

You MAY wake up in time
to give an alarm but many
don't. Many die that way each

Beds and bedding are not the
only highly combustible mate-
rials in your home. By falling
asleep in the easy chair after
a hard day's work you may
start a fire in the newspapers
on the floor, in the upholstery,
or in almost any wasted mate-
Unwatched and out of con-
trol, fire CAN gut your home,
cause the death or injury of
members of your family, and
kill YOU.

Can, did we say? DID kill
and injure thousands of people
last year-and the year before

If you're a smoker, watch
both the smokes and the
matches, and don't smoke in

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