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PERFECTION IN TEXTILES--A SLATER FAMILY TRADITION SINCE 1790 [Graphic of Old Slater Mill] [Graphic of Slater Mill] Old Slater Mill SLATER, SO. CAROLINA PAWTUCKET, R.I. 1943 EST. 1790

Vol. 4 Slater, S.C., February 14, 1946 No. 2

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[Photo of Milton Southerland] Milton Southerland, formerly of reensboro, N.C., who is thenew Plant Superintendent for the Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Slater Gets New Plant Official

J. A. White, Plant Manager of the Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc., has announced the fact that Milton Southerland, formerly of Greensboro, N.C., has been appointed Plant Superintendent for this company. Mr. Southerland has already assumed his duties here.

The new Superintendent is a graduate of North Carolina State College at Raleigh, with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Textiles, being a member of the graduating class of that institution in 1938. Mr. Southerland received the first year of his college education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, but transferred after his freshman year to North Carolina State.

He was born at Wallace, N.C. on February 15, 1915 and is the son of Alexander Southerland and Mary Dunn Southerland. In November of 1940 he [Con't. on page 3, col. 5) _____ [Box in column 1] NOTICE The Employment Office will again assist Slater employees in filling out their income tax returns; however, we will not begin this work until approximately February 20. This will give all persons about one month to have this matter attended to.

Notices will be posted as to the definite date of this service. [End of box in column 1]

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Loom fixing classes are now in progress here at Slater, and a check reveals that 14 men are now availing themselves of this training. These 14 men are workers from all three shifts.

The instructor of this work is W. T. Pierce, who has had considerable experience as a loom fixer and instructor. He has been with the Slater company for a number of years as a loom fixer and overseer in our Weaving Department and is well-qualified to fill this position as instructor.

Mr. Pierce says that a great deal of interest is being shown in this class, but says attendance could be improved. He especially commended Buford McClain for his attendance so far.

The schedule for these classes is as follows: Monday through Friday, 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.--2nd shift Tuesday, 4:30 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.--1st shift Wednesday, 9:30 P.M. to 11:30 P.M.--3rd shift

Thursday, 4:30 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.--1st shift (Con't on page 4, col. 3) _____ Sprouse Named As Scoutmaster

Claude L. Sprouse, of Slater, is the new Scoutmaster of the troop here at Slater, and since taking over these duties a short time ago interest in the scout program has grown by leaps and bounds.

Members of the troop are busily engaged in scout activities, and many have already passed numerous tests which are necessary before a scout (Con't. on page 2, col. 4)

[Photo of Claude L. Sprouse] The new Scoutmaster of the Boy Scout Troop here at Slater is Claude L. Sprouse, who has long been in Scout activities.

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[Photo of Frank A. Cook] Recently appointed to direct Industrial Relations for the Carter Fabrics Corporation Plants at Greensboro, N.C. and South Boston, Va. and the Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc. is Frank A. Cook. Mr. Cook will make his headquarters at Greensboro, N.C.

Cook Promoted To Greensboro Post

Of interest is the news that Frank A. Cook, for the past four years Industrial Relations Manager with the Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc., has been promoted to the central offices of this company located at Greensboro, N.C. to direct Industrial Relations for the other plants in this organization, which includes the Carter Fabrics Corporation plants at Greensboro, N.C. and South Boston, Va., as well as the Slater plant.

Mr. Cook first came with this company as a payroll clerk in January, 1937 and has been in its employ ever since. In 1938 he became paymaster and con(Con't. on page 2, col. 2) _____

Slater Employees Get Pay Increase

Employees of the Slater Manufacturing C o., Inc. here at Slater are to receive an approximate 15 per cent wage increase effective February 4, according to an announcement by J. A. White, Plant Manager.

This wage increase is in keeping with the general increase in wages of textile employees throughout this section, and will mean an annual increase of about $250,000 or a quarter of a million dollars to employees of this plant.

Other plants affiliated with this company are the Carter Fabrics Corporation at South Boston, Va., and Greensboro, N.C.; the Cleveland Cloth Mill, Shelby, N.C.; and the Stanley Mills, Inc., Stanley, N.C.

Wage increases at these (Con't. on page 2, col. 3)

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The Senior Class of the Slater-Marietta Schools held its annual class election on January 25 and named the following officers: President, Elsie Lee Pittman; Vice President, Dillard Veal; Secretary, H. S. Richardson, Jr.; Treasurer, Clelle Buchanan.

Two committees were also named at this election. They are the Social Committee, with Kathleen Nelson as Chairman, and Betty Cox and Billy Knight as members; and the Program Committee, with Billy Vassey as Chairman, and Frances Miller and Dillard Veal as members.

At the same time, the Junior Class also held its elections. This class named Lucille Young as President; Doris Hargrove, Vice President; Mary Dodson, Secretary; and Frances Poole as Treasurer. On the Program Committee they named Kathryn Sanders Chairman with Ray Dean, Bobbie McmUllan, and Russell Hampton as members. On the Social Committee, N. E. Hughes was elected Chairman with Fay Dean, Betty Robinson, and Inez McGrew as members. _____

Thompson Returns To Slater Church

About two years ago, the Reverend Charles T. Thompson resigned his pastorate at Slater Baptist Church in order that he might enlist in the United States Army as a Chaplain.

It wasn't easy for this beloved pastor to decide to exchange the companionship of his family for that of men from every walk of life, his comfortable home for foxholes and (Con't. on page 2, col. 5) _____ [Photo of Charles T. Thompson] The Reverend Charles T. Thompson is returning to Slater as Pastor of the Slater Baptist Church after serving for two years in the Army as a combat chaplain.

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[Photo of Robert H. Atkinson] Robert H. Atkinson has been appointed Industrial Relations Manager here at Slater to succeed Frank A. Cook who goes to Greensboro, N.C.

Slater Men Named To New Positions

Robert H. Atkinson, for the past four years Employment Manager with the Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc., has been promoted to the position of Industrial Relations Manager to succeed Frank A. Cook, who has been promoted to direct Industrial Relations for this plant and the Carter Fabrics Corporation plants at Greensboro, N.C. and at South Boston, Va.

The new Industrial Relations Manager joined this company in February, 1942. Under the direction of Mr. Atkinson, during the trying days of the late (Con't. on page 3, col. 1) _____

[Box in column 5] NOTICE

The Cloth Shop announces that nylon hosiery will be on sale at its place of business on Friday, Monday, and Tuesday (February 15th, 18th, 19th) to persons holding paycheck statements received on February 15th and dated February 8, 1946.

In order to make the limited number of hose go around so that each employee can receive one pair, absolutely no sales will be made unless the check statement is presented. In case all hosiery are sold before you can get your pair, hold on to your statement and as soon as a new shipment is received you will get them. [End of box in column 5]

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Page Two THE SLATER NEWS Februrary 14,1946

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

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REPORTERS Weave Room: Ernestine McCall, Nellie Barnette, Walker Reid, Gladys Cox. Rosaee Cox, Sara C. Chitwood, Dovie Faust, Louise Bagwell, and Margaret Johnson.

Preparation Dept.: Jessie Vassey, Dorothy Hawkins, Julia Brown, Mildred Mull, Mary Wallace, Lucille Tate, Ruby Drury, Nellie Ruth Payne, Stanley Hawkins, Irene Cox.

Cloth Room: Opal W. Smith

Commuity:Mrs. Raymond Johnson, W. Earle Reid, Ruby P. Reid, Doris F. Atkinson



The Slater News notices that a number of officals of this Company have been promoted to jobs of greater service to the Company and wish to congratulate them upon their promotions. These promotions are in line with a Company policy of promoting men already in the organization.

Most of the promotions are in the field of service as a part of the Industrial Relations Program. Those which are not strictly in this field are likewise engaged in service to their fellow-man.

Somewhere it has been written that a man cannot perform a greater service to a friend than that he gave his life for his friend and truer words have never been spoken. This does not mean that a person must actually die to benefit mankind, but if he spends his life in helping others who are often in a position where they cannot help themselves so that the greatest amount of good can be done, his life will not be spent in vain.

So as the responsibility of these men increased in their new fields. We urge and caution them that they ever keep in mind that they must not lose sight of the objectives and purposes of a real and worthy Industrial Relations Program. In this spirit, this newspaper extends the heartiest of congratulations and wishes them well with the expectations that they will live up to all of the things demanded of them in their chosen fields of endeavor. _______________________ A coquette is a woman without any heart, who makes a fool of a man that hasn't got any head—Mme. Delugy. _______________________ The courage we desire and prize is not the courage to die decently, but to live manfully —Carlyle.

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Cook Promoted (Con't. from page 1, col. 3)

tinued in this position until January 1, 1942.

Mr. Cook was among the first of the officials of the Company to realize that the changing era would require the Company to organize an Industrial Relations department to handle such problems.

Since becoming Industrial Relations Manager, Mr. Cook has taken an active part in the development of the work of the Slater Community Association, which was the outgrowth of much of the preliminary work done while he was yet paymaster. This Association, which is operated for the benefit of the employees of this company, was organized in 1941, and in 1942 Mr. Cook assumed the operation of most of its work.

Under his leadership, the Slater Community Association, which is an eleemosynary corporation to promote the welfare of the employees of this company, has developed a modern library, drug store, cafe, and cloth shop. He was also instrumental in formulating plans to improve the commissary. All of these improvements are in line with the purposes of the Community Association, which are to promote such educational, recreational and welfare activities and cooperative enterprises for the best interest of the people of Slater.

From the standpoint of the company, he has continually worked for improvement, and in 1941 set up the Employment Office for this company and operated it until February, 1942, when a full time Employment Manager was employed. He has also developed the Safety and Health Program of this company until it has the reputation of being one of the best in any textile plant in the state. Since 1940, he has been a member of the Advisory Council of the South Carolina Unemployment Compensation Commission.

In community activities Mr. Cook has not been idle, for in 1942 he was appointed a trustee of the Slater-Marietta Schools and has continued as such until the present time. He has also worked with the growth of educational and recreational work, and for years has served as a committeeman for both the Girl and Boy Scout Troops here at Slater. Through the Community Association, he has arranged for the awarding of medals to meritorious school pupils. In this connection, he has worked closely in awarding scholarships to deserving students, as furnished by Commander H. N. Slater.

During the last war, Mr. Cook was instrumental in promoting the Training Within Industry Program here at Slater and taught a number of these courses which helped to carry on the war effort.

Much of Mr. Cook's work cannot be measured in physical improvements, both in the plant and in the community, of services rendered.

The new official is a Baptist by religious preference. On July 4, 1937, he married the former Miss Beatrice Petty, of Macon Ga. The Cooks have two children—Frank A., Jr., seven years of age, and Gloria

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Mayson, four years of age.

Until suitable office space and housing is found for Mr. Cook and his family in Greensboro, they will continue to reside here, and Mr. Cook will direct much of his work from Slater until he can be moved to Greensboro.

A host of friends here and elsewhere rejoice with him in his promotion, and wish him great success in his new and chosen field.

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Cloth Room Chatter

Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Link visited Mrs. Link's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Batson, of Marietta, Sunday.

Mr. J. M. Hood, of Easley, spent the weekend with his sister, Mrs. Estelle Kelly, of Travelers Rest.

Several employees of the Cloth Room have been out sick recently. We are glad that most of them have returned to work, and we wish for the others a speedy recovery.

Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Morrison and family visited Mr. Morrison's grandmother, Mrs. Jones, of Hendersonville, N. C. last Sunday.

We are happy to welcome back two of our boys who worked with us here in the Cloth Room before entering the service. They are Coy Campbell and Alvin Henson. Both of these boys were in the Navy. We wish for them much success in their civilian life. _______________________ CHALLENGE ISSUED BY GOSNELL'S MEN

H. B. Gosnell, Superintendent of Weave Rooms 2 and 3, together with overseers and loom fixers from that department, have issued a challenge to Robert L. Sartain, his overseers and loom fixers from Weave Room 1 to a basketball game and two or three boxing bouts.

So far, We haven't heard whether Mr. Sartain and his men have accepted, but in case they do, be on the look-out for quite an evening of entertainment.

After the display of athletic ability, it is the plan of the group to get together for a supper and an hour of good fellowship.

Mr. Gosnell and his force hope "the opposition" will accept as they are out to give and receive a good time. _________________________ Glee Club Organized by Local High School

The Slater-Marietta High School has organized a Glee Club under the direction of Miss Kathleen Farnsworth. Try-outs were held for membership.

The Glee Club elected the following officers: President H. S. Richardson, Jr., Vice President, Mildred Shelton; Secretary Elizabeth Ballinger; Treasurer, Dillard Veal; Reporter, Mildred Connor.

The Glee Club is now being organized into the different voice groups: Soprano, alto, tenor and bass. ___________________________ Pay Increase (Con't. from page 1, col. 3)

plants, together with the increase here, bill amount to approximately $700,000 per year, according to officials.

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Preperation Department N-E-W-S [title spans tops of cols 4 & 5]

[col 4] Mrs. Louis Hughes had as her guests Sunday night her two brothers, Cp. Willie H Johnson, whoo has recently returned from overseas, and Pvt. George M. Johnson, who is home on a thrteen day furlough.

Miss Margaret Campbell, of Shelby, N.C. is visiting her sisters, Mrs. Bessie Robinson and Miss Ruth Campbell.

Mrs. J. D. Wallace is a patient at Colemna's Hospital in Travlers Rest.

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Februrary 14, 1946 THE SLATER NEWS Page Three

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[headline, spans col. 1-2, top section] GOINGS - ON - - - - IN WEAVE ROOMS -

Mr. Tom Huffman, of Second Street, celebrated his sixtieth birthday on January 30.

Miss Ruth Norton and a party of friends enjoyed a trip to the mountains Sunday.

We are glad to see Miss Gladys Banks back at work in Weave Room No. 2 after being out for several days.

Mr. and Mrs. Willie Williams and son spent the past weekend at Travelers Rest with Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Duncan.

The employees in No. 2 welcome Mr. Thomas Waldrop to the first shift, and hope he will enjoy his work at Slater.

Mrs. E.J. Stone is expecting one of her friends, Cpl. Nettie Hudson, home from overseas in the near future. Nettie worked in our plant before entering service.

Miss Betty Cox had as her weekend guest, her cousin, Miss Margaret Johnson.

We are glad to see Mrs. Naomi Brunton back at work, after being out sick for several days. Miss Rosa Lee Cox was also out recently due to an attack of flu.

Mr. Willie Williams was off from work recently due to the death of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Dunn.

Miss Sarah Canham, Miss Mary Jane Dugger, and Mr. Roy Tate were the dinner guests of Miss Lila Kate Arms recently.

We are sorry to lose Mr. Woodrow Robinson, who has quit to work on his farm.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Southerlin and family have moved from

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their home on Third Street to their home in the country.

We are glad to have Harold Robinson back with us. He has recently been discharged from service after serving for 4½ years.

The third shift in No. 1 welcomes Mr. Russell Jeffries as a new weaver.

Jackson Finley, of Woodruff, recently spent the week with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Finley, of Marietta.

Sgt. Herman Martin, of Camp Lejeune, N. C., was a visitor of Miss Connis Snipes.

Margaret Gossett is all smiles since her sailor boy friend has come home for a furlough.

Estelle Bolt, of Marietta, recently spent two days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. O. Bolt, of Westminster.

We regret to hear that Miss Juanita Hollingsworth is ill with the mumps, and hope she will soon be back at work.

The employees of No. 3 are very happy to have Ray Burnett back with them as a weaver on the first shift. Ray was in the Army for two and one-half years, most of which time was spent overseas.

Pfc. William B. Trotter has returned to Camp Lejeune, N. C. after spending a thirty day furlough at home. He visited Miss Dovie Garren while home.

We are glad to see Alice Cody back on the job. She was out sick for almost a week.

Miss Margie Friddle was a recent visitor in Nine Forks Sunday, and was very happy to see all her friends there. _____________________________________ [column 1, bottom section]

Slater Men Named (Con't. from page 1, col. 5)

war, the Employment Department contributed much to the Company and the war effort. The relations of the Company, through this department, with Government and other agencies was highly satisfactory.

Prior to coming with the Slater company, Mr. Atkinson was connected with the National Youth Administration, where he served as Assistant State Director of Youth Personnel. He has also been connected with the Agricultural Adjustment Administration, the Civilian Conservation Corps, and is a former member of the South Carolina House of Representatives of the General Assembly of South Carolina.

He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina in the Class of 1930 with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Commerce. He also attended Law School at the same institution for two years.

The new Industrial Relations Manager is married to the former Miss Doris Franklin, of McCormick, S. C., and resides at Slater. He is a member of the Episcopal Church. Mr. Atkinson is a Mason, being a member of Ebenezer Lodge 101, A. F. M., and is serving this year as its secretary. He is a member of Omricon Delta Kappa, and Kappa Sigma Kappa fraternities, a member of the Greenville Textile Club, and of the Greenville Personnel Association.

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In addition to his duties as Industrial Relations Manager, he is also editor of The Slater News and is a member of the Southwestern Association of Industrial Editors and the National Council of Industrial Editors.

Mr. Atkinson has been succeeded as Employment Manager by Allen Suttle, who for the past two and one-half years has been Assistant to the Industrial Relations Manager.

Mr. Suttle is an experienced personnel man, having worked for a number of years with the North Carolina Unemployment Compensation Commission at its offices in Shelby, N. C. He attended Wake Forest College at Wake Forest, N. C., where he attended both the undergraduate and law schools.

The Suttle family resides at Slater, and in the family are Mrs. Suttle, the wife, and two children—Billie, age four, and Shirley, ten months old. The Suttles are Presbyterians. Mr. Suttle is a member of the Greenville Textile Club and the Greenville Personnel Association. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Community Chest of Greater Greenville and a member of the Board of Directors of the Greenville County Red Cross.

W. Earle Reid, for the past two years Director of Educaional Recreation, has been promoted to Assistant to the Industrial Relations Manager. During the two years as Director of Educational Recreation, Mr. Reid has contributed much to the well-being of the village

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of Slater through these activities.

Mr. Reid is a member of the Slater Baptist Church and teaches a class in the Sunday School of that church. His wife, the former Miss Ruby Phillips, is the popular librarian at Slater.

Friends of these men and of the company wish them much success in their new posts of duty.

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Theatre Guide

February 15, 1946 "WONDER MAN" Starring: Danny Kaye Virginia Mayo Vera Ellen

February 16, 1946 "SONG OF THE PRAIRIE" Staring: Ken Curtis June Storey Andy Clyde

February 18, 1946 "WEST OF THE PECOS" Starring: Robert Michum Barbara Hale Richard Martin

February 22, 1946 "GENTLE ANNIE" Starring: James Craig Donna Reed Marjorie Main

February 23, 1946 "SUNSET IN EL DORADO" Starring: Roy Rogers Gabby Hayes Dale Evans

February 25, 1946 "STATE FAIR" Starring: Jean Craig Dana Andrews Dick Haynes ______________________ Wounded Veteran In Training Here

The Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc., in cooperation with the Veterans' Administration, is glad to announce that it is able to give training to Fred Knight, a returned veteran who was injured in the European theater of operations over a year ago while taking part in an airborne operation that hurled the Germans back toward Germany.

Fred Knight is the son of E. J. Knight, of Slater, who is a loom fixer in our plant, and worked here prior to going into service. This injury to Fred's leg is classed as a sixty per cent disability; however, so far as the Slater company is concerned, this disability does not handicap him in his work.

Under the arrangements with the Veterans' Administration, Knight is enabled to work part time in our Weaving Department and also to attend classes in loom fixing. In this manner, he is enabled to take this training for a definite period.

The company is very glad to be able to work out this agreement for the benefit of Knight, and thus give him an opportunity to advance himself in textiles, his chosen field.

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The pupils of the SlaterMarietta Schools are using the Slater Library extensively. On several occasions, members of the Boys' and Girls' Library Clubs have devoted a part of their club periods to securing material on certain subjects assigned to them at school. We feel that it is fine to coordinate the club and school work in this fashion, and are glad that the children themselves asked for an arrangement of this kind. Too, special material has been obtained for some of the high school students who are writing research themes. Upon request, the library will be glad to secure material for any student who is working on a paper requiring material from several sources. School children are always welcome at the Slater Library, and the librarian is anxious to coordinate the libbrary activities with the work of school whenever possible. * * * Some of the members of Boys' Club had birthdays recently.

Buddy Stephenson, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Stephenson, was 11 years old on January 3.

Jimmy Revis was nine years old on January 19. Jimmy is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Revis.

February 3 was "red letter" day for Kenneth Waldrop, since he celebrated his eleventh birthday on this date. Kenneth is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Waldrop. * * * One of our newest library members is Mrs. Jean Williams of Marietta. Coming from New York, Mrs. Williams is a comparatively new-comer to Marietta, but she lost no time in making a visit to the library. She visits the library regularly, getting material not only for hereself, but for her husband and children as well. We congratulate Mrs. Williams and her family on their interest in reading, and invite them to come to the library often.

Mrs. J. C. Bledsoe and Miss Betty Foster, both office employees in the plant, are also new library members. We are always happy to add the names of employees to the library roll, and hope that the library can be of service to them.

Mrs. Eleanor Horton, wife of our druggist, is also a new member. Although she and Dr. Horton have lived in Slater only a short time, they have already made many friends here. It is with great pleasure that we welcome Mrs. Horton as a new library member.

Listed among our new members is Angelan Hunt, of Marietta. She attends the local high school, being a member of the eleventh grade. Angelan has already secured some special material for a paper she is writing, and we hope that she will continue to come to the library for help of this kind. ____________________________ The secret of success in conversation is to be able to disagree without being disagreeable.—Anonymous.

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World Quiz Tests Your Knowledge

The following word quiz is composed of words which are commonly used in newspapers and light novels of the day. It will determine your ability to read properly. A score of 10 is excellent, 8 is fair, 6 is passing. If your score is 6 or below you'd better consult your dictionary frequently!

1. Pinnacle means: (A) a fruit (B) a spire (C) a tool.

2. Jeopardy means: (A) danger (B) a nation (C) an animal.

3. Nonpareil means: (A) without an equal (B) a dangerous enemy (C) a worthwhile venture.

4. Noxious means: (A) a gas (B) to insult (C) harmful.

5. Portly means: (A) athletic (B) corpulent (C) political.

6. Sanction means: (A) to encourage (B) to discourage (C) to remove.

7. Pariah means: (A) a dog (B) an outcast (C) a cooking utensil.

8. Harass means: (A) a hair style (B) a weapoon (C) to annoy.

9. Extirpate (A) to love (B) to destroy (C) to preach.

10. Timorous means: (A) fearful (B) brave (C) an island.

Answers: 1 (B); 2 (A); 3 (A); 4 (C); (5) (B); 6 (A); 7 (B); 8 (C); 9 (B); 10 (A). _________________________ Slater Gets (Con't. from page 1, col. 1)

was married to the former Miss Mary Elizabeth Thompson, of Greensboro, N. C. The Southerlands do not have any chidren. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church, and has been prominent in civic affairs.

While attending college, he worked for a time at the Erwin Cotton Mills of Durham, S. C. Following his graduation from N. C. State, he came to Carter Fabrics Corporation in 1938; and has continued with this company until the present time except for three years spent in the U. S. Navy.

Mr. Southerland began work in the Preparation Department of the Carter Fabrics plant at Greensboro as a yarn man, and has steadily worked himself up to his present position. He has been overseer and assistant superintendent of the preparation Department of the Greensboro and the South Boston plants, and before entering service had risen to the position of assistant superintendent of all work at the Greensboro plant.

Mr. Southerland entered the Navy as an Ensign and was trained at the Naval School at Hollywood Beach, Fla., and afterward was sent to the Personnel Department of the Navy with headquarters at Washington, D. C. When he received his discharge from the Navy, he held the rank of Lieutenant, Senior Grade.

In an interview, Mr. Southerland stated that he was glad to be at Slater as it was a beautiful, modern, and up-todate place in which to work. He and his wife will reside here.

Friends of the Southerlands and this company are glad to hear of this promotion and wish him well in his new work here.

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WITH OUR VETERANS A number of veterans have been discharged from service and have returned to work here in the Plant. We wish to extend a cordial welcome to these men and women, and in this column, will give their names and a write-up.

The column will conducted in each issue of the Slater News until all have been listed.

For this issue, we list the following:


Mr. Walker came to this Company in 1940 as a Weaver and continued in our employ until he was called in the Army August 4, 1942. He was inducted into service in September of that year and served until March 12, 1943 when he recieved an Honorable Discharge. He returned to Slater as a Weaver Mach 16, 1943, but left our employ on January 10, 1946.


Mr. Haney was employed here as a Quiling Machine Fixer on the first shift and worked until August 28, 1942 when he was inducted into the Army. In March of 1943, he recieved an Honorable Dischage and returned to work here on March 22,1943. In November of 1943, he was transferred to the Carter Fabrics Corporation at South Boston, Virginia. Unfortunately, Mr. Haney was in an accident at his home some months ago and died from the results of this accident.


This veteran began work with this Company in 1940 as a Weaver and worked until he was called to the Army on November 27, 1943. While serving at Salina, Kansas, he spent seven weeks in the hospital for an injured knee recieved during a windstorm. As a result of this injury, he recieved an Honorable Dischatge June 28, 1943 and on July 13, 1943, he returned to his old job here as a Weaver.


Taylor came with us as a Cloth Duffer in 1941 and continued until he was called in the Service in October of 1942. He received a Medical Discharge August 20, 1943 because of an injury to his left foot received prior to entering Service. On August 26, 1942, he returned to his old job here in Slater.


Mr. Bellamy has been with this Company for a number of years, but left and returned on June 23, 1942 as a Loom Cleaner at which job he remained until APril 1, 1943 when he was called into the Army. He received a Medical Discharge September 24, 1942 because of an injury received years before when a tractor turned over on him. Soon after his discharge, he returned to this Plant and resumed his old job, but is now a Weaver.


This veteran began work here as a Weaver in June of 1942 and worked until called to the Army May 3, 1943. After six months training in the states, he was shipped overseas and spent ten months in the [continues a third of the way down in column 2]

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The Supper Club of Weave Rooms 2 and 3 had their monthly supper at Slater Hall on January 19th.

This club is made up of the overseers and loom fixers of these two weave rooms, which are under the direction of H.B. Gosnell as superintendent.

Hines S. Richardson, Wade T. Pierce, and J. Tom Cooper prepared the supper, and from the amount of fish and other good things that were consumed, it is the opinion of all that these cooks are all to be desired.

Robert H. Atkinson, Industrial Relations Manager, was present and spoke briefly to the members present.

Loom fixers on the first and third shifts are cordially invited to join this club and enjoy its fellowship.

The club is planning to have its next supper on or about February 23. ------------------------------------------

Promotion Comes To Pete Phillips

The Slater News has received a letter from Douglas E. (Pete) Phillips, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Phillips, of Slater, who announces that he has been promotted from a Seaman Second Class to Seaman First Class.

Pete is a local boy and is well known here. His many friends rejoice with him on his recent promotion. -------------------------------------------------------

[continuation from bottom of column 1] North African Campaign as a member of a combat unit. On November 8, 1944, he recieved a Medical Discharge and returned to his work here on November 14, 1944.


Mr. McClain was first employed here as a Cloth Doffer in 1942, but before leaving in May of 1942, he had been promoted to a Weaver. Like his twin brother, Buford, he also served overseas in the North African Campaign, and received a Medical Discharge in November, 1944 and returned to his old job here on November 14, 1944.


Mr. Childs has been employed here for a number of years, but his last period of employment was as a Warp Hauler on which job he remained until he was inducted into the Army in March, 1944. He received his discharge from service November 10, 1944 and returned to work here as a Loom Cleaner on January 27, 1945.


Parnell is a real old timer as he first began to work here in 1928. At the time of this induction into the service on November 24, 1940, he was employed as a Shuttle Fixer. He servied 16 months overseas in the North African Campaign and was wounded in a major battle in that theatre of opera[continued a third of the way down column 3]

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Monthly Meeting Held By Society

The Beta Club of the SlaterMarietta High School held its monthly meeting Friday, January 18, at which time an interesting program was given by various members of the club on the subject "The Principles of Parliamentary Procedure."

The Beta Club sponsors certain services for the school, and during the month of January sponsored the March of Dimes collection and the Clothing Drive for the relief of destitute persons in the war-torn areas of the world. The collection for the March of Dimes amounted to $37.68.

The Beta Club is looking forward to the State Convention, which will be held sometime in the near future. Every member of the local chapter hopes to be able to attend the State Convention. -------------------------------------------

Training Classes

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Friday, 9:30 P.M. to 11:30 P.M—3rd shift

Anyone wishing to attend these classes should see their overseer, and he will see that you are enrolled so you can begin classes.

This class presents a good opportunity for weavers, smash hands, and new loom fixers to get better acquainted with loom fixing and the settings used here at Slater.

Those attending classes at the present time are: Buford McClain, J. W. Henson, Wallace Payne, Marion Batson, Mays Stroud, Frank Foster, J. H. Ford, Jesse Reynolds, Sam Hill, Lloyd McCall, Marris Stroud, Fred Knight, James Cleveland, and Teddy Adding -ton. --------------------------------------------- [continued from bottom of column 2]

tions. He spent eight months in a hospital and finally recovered. He received a Medical Discharge on April 10, 1944 and returned to work here on June 11, 1945.


Mr. Johnson was working here as a Loom Fixer and was called to service in June of 1943. He served seven months in the Army and received his Honorable Discharge December 2, 1943. On December 30, 1943, he returned to his old job and remained until March 2, 1945 when he quit to enter a Veterans' Hospital.


This veteran began working here in 1940 and was employed as a Filling Haulter when inducted into the Army in Februrary, 1942. For almost three years, he served with our Air Force in England and France, but was never actually in combat. Accumulating 116 points under the point system of discharge, he received his Honorable Discharge on August 11, 1945 and returned to work here as a Cloth Doffer on August 27, 1945.


This man was employed as a Weaver before entering the Navy in July, 1942. He served 30 months with the Fleet and particupated in five invasions in the Pacific Theatre of operations. He also served in part [continued half way down column 4]

[Column 4] OFFICE NEWS

We are all going to miss Doris Anderson, who left last week to be with her husband, John, who recently received his discharge from the Army.

Jeanne Ernest, along with several friends, went horseback riding Saturday afternoon at Riverside Stables. Jeanne says she thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon.

Amber Stroud enjoyed a trip to Brevard Sunday afternoon.

Maxine Carter had as her guests the past weekend, her aunt, Mrs. Frank K. Stanley, and daughter, Doris, of Charlotte, N.C.

Betty Foster spent the weekend in Seneca with her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Ellis.

Elizabeth Ammons, with her mother, Mrs. Myrtle Rogers, and her grandmother, Mrs. Julia Keasler, spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Lankford Smith, of Greenville. ----------------------------------------------------


John D. Edwards, Cox., son of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Edwards of Route No. 1, Marietta, S. C., was recently promoted to Third Class Petty Officer. Edwards is now serving with the U. S. Navy in the Pacific theater.

Before entering service in April, 1944, John worked as a packer in our Cloth Room.

Friends may write him at the folowing address: U. S. S. Cascade (AD-16) 3rd div., % Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, California. ---------------------------------------------------- [Continued from the bottom of column 3]

of the African Campaign. On August 16, 1945, he received a Medical Discharge and returned to work here on September 4, 1945. --------------------------------------------------------------------- Safety Must Be Performed By All If Program Is To Be Successful [spans column 4 & 5]

The Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc., is constantly working to make this plant the safest working place in the world. It does not like to see its emplooyees suffering from the effects of accidents.

Accident prevention and safety are the cheif topics at the first weekly meeting of the supervisors here at Slater. Here are discussed ways and means of eliminating hazards which may lead to accidents.

One of the best means of preventing accidents is "good housekeeping." This term is the same as good housekeeping in the home, and the home or working place that is clean and is kept that way is more likely to prevent a serious injury to a person. Then there is scarcely a person who doesn't prefer to work in a clean place rather than one which is untidy and unsightly.

Safety is a factor, though, that must be worked on by all persons in the plant, or it will fail and accidents will mount.

Perhaps the chief thing for the worker to do is to follow and apply the Golden Rule to his job and his fellow workers. This means the worker as an [continues midway down column 5]

[Column 5] Basketball Teams Enter Tournament

The Slater-Marietta High School basketball teams are winding up their games this week.

The County Basketball Tournament for District 10 is to be held at Piedmont, S. C. It begins Wednesday, February 13 and lasts through Saturday, February 16. The twelve "B" schools entering the tournaments are as follows: Piedmont, West Gantt, Slater-Marietta, Welcome, Mountain View, Fountain Inn, Travelers Rest, Simpsonville, Ellen - Woodside, and Taylors.

The "C" schools represented in the tournament are: Berea, Fork Shoals, Jordon, Laurel Creek, Mauldin, Paris, Westville, and Saint Albans.

The Slater-Marietta boys meet Fountain Inn for their first game and Simpsonville the second day if they win the first game. The girls meet Mountain View for the first day, and Simpsonville the second day if the first game is won.

The boys' team is expected to make a good showing in the tournament. The girls' team has been rather weak in the games played, but shouldn't do too badly Februrary 13.

Members of the boys' team are: Fred Cashion, H. S. Richardson, Jr., Billy Bob Knight, Dillard Veal, Gene Cox, Donald Stroud, Marshall Revis, Sherwood Pittman, Robert Young, Maynard Veal, Wilford Hodge, and Paul Shirley.

Members of the girls' team are: Lucille Young, Josephine Knight, Bobbie McMullan, Ruth Laws, Kathleen Nelson, Mildred Connor, Doris Hargrove, Kathryn Sanders, Lois Sanders, Betty Roberson, Fannie Mae Burton, and Selma Jean Cole. ------------------------------------------ [Continued from the bottom of column 4]

individual must look out first of all for himself or herself, and then thought and action must be done to keep the other fellow from getting hurt.

This means accident hazards must be removed and not placed so someone will come in contact with them and thus be injured. For example, a person opening a case of yarn should carefully remove the top and place it in the place provided for it. A nail in a board left carelessly on the floor may injure someone seriously.

Defective machinery and equipment should be reported to the supervisor as soon as possible. In this way it can be remedied, and thus a serious injury may be prevented.

Then all accidents should be reported and treatment received. This applies especially to the so-called minor injuries.

The Golden Rule will work in Safety as well as elsewhere. Try it and see!


It is better to be silent and be thought a fool than to speak up and remove all doubt. — Anonymous

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