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Page Two THE SLATER NEWS June 12, 1947

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

ROBERT H. ATKINSON --------Editor
CECIL S. ROSS ---------Asst. Editor
LILY ALEXANDER ---Circulation Mgr.
CLAUDE GUEST --------Photographer

Weave Room: Nellie Barnette, Gladys
Cox, Rosalee Cox, Sarah Canham,
Louise Bagwell, Pearl Price, Doris
Jones and Sarah Lee Foster.

Preparation Department: Jessie Vas-
sey, Julia Brown, Bertha Jones,
Blanche McCall, Nellie Ruth Payne,
Ruth Campbell, D. P. Garrick, Tom
Boggs, and Marguerite Waddell.

Cloth Room: Opal W. Smith.

Commissary: Jorene Vickers.

Office: Betty Foster and Jeanne Er-

Community: Ruth Johnson, Ruby P.
Reid, and Doris F. Atkinson.


Courtesy Wins

It is really surprising what
courtesy will do for an organi-
zation and its people when sin-
cerely and constantly practic-
ed! Courtesy has a carry-over
value that extends way beyond
immediate reactions. Just as a
stone tossed into a lake sends
out a series of ripples that
spread way beyond the spot
where it landed; so does cour-
tesy spread its influence. Be-
sides the good will it generates,
it also has the psychological
effect of creating favorable im-
pressions of a very specific na-

An eastern utilities company
operating four different serv-
ices—gas, electricity, water,
and telephone—made a survey
of its standing with the public
it served. One of its companies
was found to enjoy a public
esteem far exceeding that of
the other three. The courteous
manner in which its personnel
had treated people had given it
a fine reputation whereas one
of the other companies was bit-
terly criticized because of the
discourteous attitude of its

But the significant thing was
the influence that courtesy and
the lack of it had had on the
thinking of the patrons of the
two companies. The company
well thought of seldom had its
rates or meter readings ques-
tioned. Only nineteen precent
of the patrons who were speci-
cally asked felt that its rates
were high and only fourteen
percent were disposed to ques-
tion the accuracy of its meter-
readings. Forty-three per cent
considered the company active
in promoting civic welfare.

In the case of the company
that lacked courtesy, forty-sev-
en percent declared its rates
too high, and forty percent
were sure its meter-readings
were dishonest or faulty. Only

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A couple of small girls caught
in a sudden shower and squeal-
ing as they run toward home,
the larger one slowing her steps
while she urges the smaller one
to hurry.

A small boy with an empty
canteen over his shoulder and
a lovely case of sunburn on his
bare legs, limping slowly home
on a late Saturday afternoon.
He pauses to rub a hand along
his aching neck and wonders if
the fun was worth the pain.

A camera fan taking shots of
color film of the roses in bloom
around the fence down at the
plant—a picture that just beg-
ged to be taken; what with the
velvety green grass and red
and yellow roses, it is a spot
of beauty on our spring land-

A group of children sprawl-
ed on the grass in the shade of
a tall pine tree and each one
deeply engrossed in the perusal
of a copy of modern literature
—comic books.

A lovely mid-morning in late
May, a shady porch filled with
a group of happy people, laugh-
ing and talking in the pleasant
comradship of a family, and a
pause in the talk while a trio
of ladies join their voices in
singing a few familiar old gos-
pel hymns. All reminscent of
yesterday when families went
on spend-the-day visits.

The very efficient guardian of
our peace patrolling the streets
and casting a watchful eye a-
bout for those who might be
tempted to disturb our peace—
and have you noticed, my
friend, that careless driving in
our village is on the decline?

three percent were of the opin-
ion that that company was do-
ing anything for the commu-

While the report of this sur-
vey did not mention how the
employees of the two companies
were affected, the chances are
a hundred to one that those of
the well regarded company
find their work easier and more
satisfying. They do not have to
placate disgruntled patrons.
Those who go out to read its
meters are not suspected of dis-
honesty or carelessness. Custo-
mers have confidence in them
and in the company they repre-
sent. They enjoy friendly rela-
tionships, whereas those who
read meters for the company
that is in disfavor are treated
indifferently, if not with hos-
tility. It is easy to decide which
company is the better of the
two to work for.

There is a good lesson in this
for people who want to make
their work and the work of
others easier and more congen-
ial. Just cultivate and practice
well-mannered efficiency in
dealing with people, and let
the courtesy ripples spread
their amazing influence. You
have nothing to lose — and
everything to gain.


One 38 Cal. S. & W. Pistol.
New, Police Special — Price
$65.00. Also one box of ammu-
nition. See Boyce Parnell, Pre-
paration Department, 2nd

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Cloth Room Chatter

Elizabeth Rowland has been
out from work recently due to
the illness of her two children,
Jo Ann and Bobby. We are hap-
piy to hear that they are much

Mrs. Estelle Veal was glad
to have her mother, Mrs. Tom
Willis, of North Carolina, for
a two weeks' visit with her re-

Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Epps and
family enjoyed a delicious ice
cream supper at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Epps recent-

Mrs. Burnette

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

Turner, served delicious sand-
wiches, strawberry shortcake,
and iced drinks.

The Society will hold its next
monthly meeting at the home
of Mrs. Lucile McMullan on
Thursday night, June 12 at
7:30 p. m. All members are
urged to attend and visitors
will receive a warm welcome.

Baseball Park

(Con't. from page 1, col. 4)

water is to be furnished for
these showers by electric water
heaters. The necessary sewers
for these facilities are also be-
ing installed.

The lights for the playing
field cannot be installed until
early 1948, due to the fact that
the transformers cannot be de-
livered until that date. Part of
the equipment, however, has al-
ready arrived and is now on

There will be 120 lights in
all when the field is lighted up.
These lights will be mounted on
8 poles, to be erected around
the field. The pole near 3rd
base and 1st base will be 80
feet high, while the remaining
6 poles will be 75 feet high.

The lights are a new type
which have never been used in
this section before, and will
have glass guards on the re-
flectors to keep the rain from
breaking the lights, as is now
the case in most parks equipped
with flood lights.

These changes and additions
in the Slater play field will
make it second to none in this
section of the country.

Fire Department

(Con't. from page 1, col. 2)

fire department. The represen-
tatives of the department by
streets are as follows:

First Street—Roy Whitmire,
Bud McMakin, Leon Pittman,
Earl Waldrop, and Marion Hen-

Second Street—Robert God-
frey, Frank Merrill, Henry Tay-
lor, Roy Daniels, and Aubrey

Third Street—Roy Summey,
Bill Lybrand, Frank White,
and Paul Cline.

Fourth Street—Ansel Mc-
Makin, Paul Foster, Roger
Couch, and Sam Addington.

Summer Program

(Con't. from page 1, col. 1)

again Thursday, June 19th, at
6:30 o'clock P. M.

All children in the Slater-
Marietta Communities, sixteen
years of age and under, are urg-
ed to take advantage of our
special summer program.

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Gaynell Coleman, warper
tender on 2nd shift has a birth-
day June 2nd. Happy Birthday,

C. D. Rice and family enjoy-
ed a trip through Georgia this
past week-end.

Mr. and Mrs. Omar Phillips,
Mr. and Mrs. George Parten

T. B. X-Rays

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

Formerly, tuberculosis was
one of the leading causes of
death throughout the United
States, but by the use of such
checking and X-Raying, the
number of deaths from this
cause have reduced during the
last few years. The best way
this reduction can be carried
further is for every person to
take these tests and cooperate
with the officials in charge of
the work.


The northern coast of Hon-
duras has been called a 'world
within a world.'' Here the Unit-
ed Fruit Company has thous-
ands of acres of rich banana
lands. Its ''world'' takes care
of the complicated job of grow-
ing, packing and shipping the
bananas and provides for the
welfare of the employees who
do the job. For the employees,
who include the majority of the
people of the area, United Fruit
has built neat and sturdy
houses, arranges for medical
care, retirement and sickness
insurance, and has established
schools, hospitals and em-
ployees' commissaries.

The northern Hondurans
have other industries besides
banana culture. They are en-
gaged in tanning, shoe making,
the production of henequen
bags and ropes, the running of
the small village stores and
markets. Another northern
Honduran industry, and one of
the most intriguing, is the pro-
duction of some of the finest
of what are erroneously called
''Panama hats.'' Production of
these beautifully made hats is
centered in the tiny town of
Santa Barbara with its groves
of fan-shaped palm trees which
yield the long-fibered junco
from which the hat is woven.
The junco is green when fresh
but turns the beautiful off-
white color characteristic of
panama hats when dried.

While Santa Barbara has a
hat factory in the city proper,
the majority of the weaving
takes place in private homes
scattered throughout the vil-
lage and the valley and hills
which surround it. The crafts-
men who weave the hats also
make purses, mats, and tiny la-
pel decorations with the fine
fibers; they use broader, rough-
er ones for coarser hats, for
shipping bags and for a variety
of basketry.

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and family enjoyed a picnic
dinner down on the old river
bank Sunday afternoon.

The Adult Training Union
Class of Marietta Baptist
Church enjoyed a steak supper
May 29th at the Slater Golf
Course. Many thanks to the
Slater Community Association
for this accommodation.

Seventh Grade
Give Last Play

A very entertaining chapel
program was presented Wed-
nesday, May 14, by Mrs. Til-
man's section of the seventh
grade of Slater-Marietta High
School. The program consisted
of three short skits or plays.

The devotional was given by
Garnie Burnette, and then the
entire audience sang ''Onward
Christian Soldiers,'' which was
led by Vernie Pridmore.

The first play presented was
entitled ''The Snappy School.''
The cast was as follows: Alfred,
Jack Dean; Lawrence, Alvin
Robinson; Hugh, Fred Revis,
Albert, Robert, Garland; Rob-
ert Lewis Vaughn; Joshua, Guy
Shirley; Margaret, Josephine
Story; Patsy, Joyce Snipes;
Elizabeth, Garnie Burnette;
Myrtle, Joan Ledbetter; Lena,
Betty Ervin; Johanna, Joyce
Hargrove; and the teacher,
Miss Snappy, was Sara Faye

The second play was entitled
''The Physical Torture Club,''
and the following students par-
ticipated: Richard Burnette,
Frances Murr, Robert Garland,
and Joyce Hargrove.

Lastly, a play entitled ''The
Lunatic or Professor'' was pre-
sented by the following stud-
ents: Vernie Pridmore, Garnie
Burnette, Lewis Vaughn, and
Fred Revis.

Vernie Pridmore then led the
audience in singing 'My Old
Kentucky Home,'' and ''Drink
to Me Only with Thine Eyes.''

The SAFE Way




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