V. 4 No. 39 - The Slater News






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

THE SLATER NEWS Vol. 4 Slater, S. C., August 7, 1947 No. 37

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

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Community Party Enjoyed By All

On Thursday night, July 18, 1947, the Slater Community Association sponsored a party for both children and grownups of the community, which was held at Slater Hall at 8:00 o'clock.

The evening's entertainment began with the group singing both old and popular songs. Many thanks go to Misses Doris Hargrove and Patricia Summey for the musical service they rendered so willingly.

Various types of relay games and contests were enjoyed. Mr. Robert H. Atkinson received the prize for the Baby Bottle Contest. The participants of the Bubble Gum Blowing Contest were divided into three groups. In the beginners' group, the prizes were won by Sammy Johnson and Peggy Scarce. Awards for the middle-aged group were presented to Dean Vickers and Joyce Garrett, while those for the grown-ups were won by Pearl Ledford and Sambo Knight.

During the evening, two cake walks were held. In the children's group, Madge Robinson and Max Vickers were the two fortunate ones to draw the (Con't. on page 2, col. 3) --------------------------------------- SOUTHERN COUNTRY IS GOOD CUSTOMER

To many Americans, the name Panama suggests only the famous Canal, and the Canal Zone lying adjacent thereto. Actually, however, Panama is an independent, busy and progressive republic, and one of our steady customers, the Middle America Information Bureau reports. At a recent meeting of the Pan-American Society held in New York to honor Panamanian Ambassador Dr. Joaquin Jone Vallarino, a director of the Society, Otto Schoenrich stated that Panama buys some 95% of its total imports from us, and sells us 67% of its exports. Most of these exports are agricultural in nature, but do not compete with our agricultural products.

The strongest commercial ties, therefore, exist between two republics. The development of Panama as a free port and distribution center, and the stimulation of the North American tourist trade will, in the future, bring our two peoples even closer together, Dr. Vallarino believes.

But the ties that bind the two countries are stronger than merely commercial ones. The people of Panama share the same ideals as we. They have sincere faith in the Pan-American system, and desire to cooperate in every way with their neighbors in the western hemisphere.

[image and caption span top section of columns 2, 3, & 4] [image of interior of truck] Above is shown one of the trucks equipped with racks with which to haul beams. These racks serve several useful purposes, such as keeping the yarn on the beams from becoming bruised and to make loading and unloading easier. ------------------------------------------------------ [column 2, bottom section]


The Slater - Marietta School will begin its 1947-48 session September 2, 1947, according to a recent announcement made by Mr. J. H. Barnett, Superintendent.

The faculty consists of the following: Mr. Ernest Sechrest, Jr., Principal of the high school; Mrs. Wilma Cox, History, Typing, and Shorthand; Mrs. Elizabeth Hughes, English; Mrs. Mildred Batson, Mathematics; Mrs. Lillian C. Cleveland, Home Economics; Mrs. Frances Buchanan, Science; Mrs. Evelyn H. Tilman, French and seventh grade; Mrs. Blanche Martin, seventh grade.

The elementary teachers are: Mr. W. A. Woodruff, Jr., Principal and fifth grade; Mrs. Cecile Richey, sixth grade; Mrs. Eleanor Forrest, sixth grade; Miss Faye Ferree, fifth; Miss Hattie Belle Forrest, fourth; Miss Eloise Loftis, fourth; Miss Betty Watkins, third; Mrs. Frances Mann, third; Mrs. Grace Griffin, second; Mrs. Zozo Rose, second; Mrs. Viola Lang, first, Mrs. Helen McKinney, first; Miss Kathleen Farnsworth, public school music and piano.

All children are to report to the school building the first day of school for enrollment. Too, all children entering school for the first time must be six years old on or before November 1, 1947. This is a regulation of the (Con't. on page 2, col. 3)

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Richardson Wins Army Promotion

Below is pictured T-5 H. S. Richardson, Jr., son of of Mr. and Mrs. Hines S. Richardson of Slater, who was recently promoted from Private First Class to Technician Fifth Grade.

The young soldier is now stationed with the Army of Occupation in Seoul, Korea, and is a clerk-typist in the Adjutant General Section of Headquarters XXIV Corps.

T-5 Richardson graduated (Con't. on page 3, col. 5) ----------------------------------------- [image of H. S. Richardson, Jr. standing outside a Korean shop] H. S. Richardson, Jr. who was recently promoted from Private First Class to T-5. Young Richardson is serving in Korea with the Army.

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Many spring and early summer activities that are worthy of note have been in progress at the Slater Baptist Church.

The annual revival held in the early springtime was a great benefit to the community, and afforded 17 new additions to the church roll.

The first week in June was the time of the Vacation Bible School. This school was well attended (with an average daily attendance of 79), and the corps of workers did a grand job in their instruction and leadership.

Church and Sunday School officers were elected to take office the first of July, and since that time the spirit of cooperation and willingness to work has been very evident.

On July 8, the W. M. S. program was on China, so the program committee secured Mrs. Attie Bostick League of Greenville to give a short talk on some of her experiences during her 45 years as missionary to China. At the close of the program, the members of the W. M. S. presented to Rev. and Mrs. Charles Thompson with a shower of household gifts for their newly acquired summer home at Rocky Bottom.

The last week in July saw a Training Union enlargement program under the leadership of Miss Myrtle Sams, state worker. This program included a study course and new mem(Con't. on page 4, col. 1)

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New Orleans Is Jazz Birthplace

Whether or not the rudiments of jazz came to America on slave ships is a wide open question, but the new music must have been nurtured by the variegated traditions that made up old New Orleans—city of Cajun, Creole, black and white, of river boats, street bands, carnivals, colonaded mansions and dusky dives.

Before the Civil War, slaves gathered weekly for their native dances in a large square at Orleans and Rampart Streets called Congo Square. There, to the beat of bamboulas and tomtoms, the men stomped and shouted, weaving around the women intoning age-old chants.

The first instruments they used they made themselves, but lated they adopted the instruments of the whites. Because they had no teachers, their music was made up largely of improvisations. Work was scarce for these newly-freed slaves, so many of them filled the interval between jobs with music, for which there was some demand at carnivals, parades, and parties.

One of the most common legends surrounding the birth of jazz is woven around a blind Negro newsboy called "Stale Bread," who supposedly used an old fiddle to attract buyers for his papers. The new music he played worked so well that other newsboys joined him to form what may have been one of the first ragtime bands, "Stale Bread's Spasm Band."

Another story concerns a blind trombonist whose improvisations and clowning in the pit brought him a measure of local fame. When asked about the kind of music he played, he was supposed to have replied, "I dunno, jest jazz."

By the time the golden trumpet of Buddy Bolden sounded through New Orleans about 1900, hot jazz was really taking form. Remembered as one of the "greats" in early jazz annals, Bolden was not only a trumpeter of fabulous power and ability, but a New Orleans "character" who ran a barber shop and edited a juicy little scandal sheet on the side. He was in great demand for parades, carnivals, and dances, and his trumpet could be heard for miles. Although his music was too barrel-house for refined tastes, it got so that a dance just wasn't a dance without "King" Bolden.

Freddie Keppard was another of the early jazz greats who played with the Olympia Band, and later formed, with other members of this group, the original Creole Band which toured the country and played an extended engagement at the Winter Garden in New York.

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Page Two THE SLATER NEWS August 7, 1947

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

STAFF 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, Dessie Burrell, Pearl Price, Doris Jones and Sarah Lee Foster.

Preparation Department: Jessie Vassey, 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 Ernest.

Community: Ruth Johnson, Ruby P. Reid,

EDITORIALS Mental Barriers

Houdini, the magician and escape artist, could get out of any jail, handcuffs, or straitjacket that he ever tried—that is, all save one.

That one place was a little jail in the British Isles. Houdini worked at the cell lock for more than two hours. He worked with that terrific speed that usually unlocked doors in thirty seconds. But he couldn't get the lock to spring. Finally, tired out by his strenuous efforts, he fell against the door. It swung open—it had never been locked!

Life is something like that, isn't it? We build up in our minds barriers that do not exist. We lock ourselves up in the jail of Failure by doubts and fears that live only in our imaginations.

Some of us have stopped trying because of past failures; we think there is no use. We think that the door to success has been locked against us. Maybe, if instead of sitting down and giving up, we would just lean against the door, it would swing open.

John L. Sullivan licked his opponents by licking their minds first—by making them fear him.

Let's not be licked by MENTAL BARRIERS! ---------------------------------------- A Chinese student at the University of Michigan who memorized phrases from an etiquette book had his first opportunity to try them out at a reception given by President Ruthven. When a cup of tea was handed to him, he solemnly responded: "Thank you, sir or madam, as the case may be." ----------------------------------------- It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.


One of the most interesting pastimes our fair community offers is that of observing our small fry at play, and noting how the whole kit and kaboodle of them are loyal to each new idea and fad that comes along.

A couple o' summers ago every kid, male and female, were literally carried away with cog-wheel wagons. Remember? From the crack o' dawn until past lamp-lighting time, our streets resounded with the clatter of iron wheels on pavement and the din of yelling, shouting youngsters.

Time passed, the seasons changed, and a brisk March wind was perfect for kites. And kites were everywhere. Good strong kites flying in the air. (And there is a great fascination to the tug of a kite string.) Broken and torn kites hung forlornly from trees and electric wires, and kites in the making adorned our homes. Every place, from the front walk to the kitchen table, became cluttered with paper, sticks, and glue.

Next came a period devoted to marbles, air rifles, and sling shots.

Then came bubble gum. Oh, horrible thought! And the least said about that vicious stuff brings up fewer memories.

So we pass on to the newest craze, comic books. And why are they called comic books? There isn't a laugh in an armful, but there is plenty of appeal.

Children spent their week's allowance to purchase comic books, and then parents read them — for relaxation. After they are read and reread at home, they are taken around to the homes of friends and acquaintances and swapped. A regular circulating library! ----------------------------------------- New Orleans Is (Con't. from page 1, col. 5)

from "King" Bolden's band formed the Eagle Band, with which Bunk Johnson and his cornet succeeded to the jazz throne of Buddy Bolden. Johnson was at the height of his career between 1910 and 1914.

A few of the other famous names in early jazz history were W. C. Handy, one of the first to write any music; Scott Joplin, one of the early jazz pianists; Jelly Roll Morton, and, of course, Louis Armstrong.

These musicians led a rugged life, playing for peanuts almost from dusk to dawn, and filling many of their daytime hours with music for New Orleans' numerous parades, for funerals, national holidays, elections and carnivals.

With the beginning of World War I, Storeyville came to an end and the real exodus of jazz and jazzmen began, but as they traveled they brought fame to New Orleans as the city which gave their music birth. -------------------------------------------- Sign in a New York restaurant: "Please count your change before leaving it."

[column 3] Cloth Room Chatter

Mr. J. C. Duncan and Mr. John Reaves were honored at a birthday dinner given recently at the home of Mr. Duncan at Union Bleachery. Every member of the family was present and everyone had a very enjoyable time.

Marjorie and Carolyn Tate entertained a group of their young friends at their home on Friday night. After several games were played, they enjoyed a marshmallow toast in the yard.

Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Burns were happy to have Mr. Burns' mother, Mrs. M. E. Burns, spend a few days with them recently.

Mrs. J. W. Johnson and Mrs. L. T. Scarce and children, Betty, Peggy, and Dotty, enjoyed a Sunday afternoon recently motoring through Landrum, Tryon, Saluda and visiting Mrs. Avery Merrill in Hendersonville. They enjoyed the beautiful scenery, and the watermelons and grapes were delicious.

Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Cunningham and family and Mr. Paul Cunningham enjoyed a trip through the Great Smoky Mountains Sunday.

Joan Farmer was happy to have her cousins, Carolyn Ann and Emma Sue Sorelles of Easley, spend the week with her recently.

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Rowland are happy to report to their friends that their son, Bobby, continues to do nicely as an outside patient at Shriners Hospital in Greenville.

Little Earl Epps enjoyed a week with his uncle, Mr. J. W. Johnson, at River Falls. On the week end they were joined by Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Epps and sons, Mrs. J. W. Longenbach and son from Shamrock, Texas, Patsy Southerlin, and Mrs. J. W. Johnson. All had a very nice time.

Everyone is sorry to learn that Jim Bates is out from work due to illness. We wish for Jim a speedy recovery.

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Smith were happy to have Mrs. Smith's mother, father and sister, along with Miss Norma Jean Guest, as their supper guests recently. -------------------------------------------- Community Party (Con't. from page 1, col. 1)

lucky number. Mrs. Paul Foster and Mrs. Hines Richardson held the lucky ticket in the adult group.

To all of those who helped with the party in any way, the Association wishes to express its thanks. We hope to enjoy several more of these entertainments during the summer months. --------------------------------------------------- School Opening (Con't. from page 1, col. 2)

State Board of Education, and the local school is cooperating in this respect. It is suggested that these children bring their birth certificates.

The local colored school will also begin its school session on September 2. The teachers are James McJunkin and Lydia Simpson. ------------------------------------------------ PREPARATION DEPARTMENT N-E-W-S

Mrs. W. K. Trammel of Woodruff was a visitor with Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Trammel of Travelers Rest recently.

Mrs. Mamie Burgess of Anderson was a guest with Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Burgess during the past week.

Henry McCarson has taken up radio work as a sideline, and seems to be doing a very good job.

Mr. and Mrs Roy Reynolds and Mr. and Mrs. Albert McAuley and family enjoyed the Smoky Mountain scenery last Sunday.

Third shifters are happy to welcome Marvin Childs, prewar employee, back to work in the Preparation Department.

Last Saturday afternoon Frances Duncan was a visitor in Easley.

Mr. James "Mutt" Dunn was a recent visitor in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Cunningham of Darlington, S. C.

James Bayne is glad to be working with old friends on the third shift for awhile.

Last Sunday evening Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Looper and family were visitors with Mrs. I. C. Few in Pickens.

Ben Grice was in Taylors visiting his mother-in-law, Mrs. Human, last Sunday.

Rev. Wilson, pastor of Lima Church, visited with Annie T. Coggins Tuesday afternoon.

Gladys Childs has been out from work recently due to the illness of her son, Joe. We wish for Joe a speedy recovery.

Broadus Poole, a member of the Young People's Class of Middle River Baptist Church, tells us they recently enjoyed an old time "hay ride."

Boyce Parnell recently underwent a tonsillectomy at Coleman Hospital in Travelers Rest. We are glad to see that he has recuperated and back on the job.

Pansy Bowers, who has been working on the second shift for several years, has been transferred to the first shift. Hope you enjoy your first shift work Pansy.

Second shifters welcome Louise Hughes to the warper room.

Mr. Frank White and family recently had dinner at the home of Miss Winnie Smith. The dinner was given in honor of Mr. White's niece, Mrs. Randolph White, of Norfolk, Va. She is an English girl and was in service four years in Great Britain.

The following second shifters in the Preparation Department made the birthday bank ring recently: David Tolley — June 30, Edgar Jones — July 6, Gaynelle Coleman — June 2, and Grace Tate — June 24. ---------------------------------------- CURRENT EVENTS TEST YOUR MIND

I. The motto, "We Do Our Part," was the slogan of: 1. The National Recovery Administration 2. The American Agricultural Association 3. The Fourth War Bond Drive

II. The letters NIRA stood for: 1. The National Immigration Restrictions Act 2. The National Industrial Recovery Act

III. A certain General was thrown out of a job when the NRA was repealed. He was: 1. General MacArthur 2. General Stillwell 3. General Johnson

IV. The slogan, "Remember the Maine," was the cry of what war? 1. American Revolution 2. Spanish American War 3. Civil War 4. World War I

V. The "Taxi Cab" army turned back invasion in: 1. The French Revolution 2. World War I 3. World War II

VI. The United Nations conferences and agreements made three places famous. They are: 1.______________________ 2.______________________ 3.______________________

VII. The Attorney-General of the United States has been extremely active in efforts to overcome juvenile delinquency. He is : 1. J. Edgar Hoover 2. Fred A. Vinson 3. Tom Clarke

VIII. The United States delegate to the United Nations is: 1. Senator Tom Connaly 2. Senator Arthur Vanderburg 3. Senator Warren Austin


I. The National Recovery Administration (1)

II. National Industrial Recovery Act (2)

III. General Johnson (3)

IV. Spanish American War (2)

V. World War I. This was a makeshift French Army (2)

VI. Dumbarton Oaks. Potsdam, Yalta

VII. Tom Clarke (3)

VIII. Senator Warren Austin (3)

-------------------------------- The SAFE Way Is RIGHT

--------------------------------- UNSAFE at HOME mishaps will increase if you don't mop up grease [[picture -- woman mopping up mess on the floor]] NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL

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August 7, 1947 THE SLATER NEWS Page Three

[Spans columns 1 and 2] GOINGS-ON - - - - - IN WEAVE ROOMS -

Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Staton recently spent a week visiting their daughter, Kathryn, and family in Chester, Pa.

The Rev. and Mrs. Ervin McAbee and family were the recent dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Sprouse.

Miss Sarah Canham and Miss Jorene Vickers were guests of Mr. and Mrs. George Eisemann of Philadelphia, Pa. during their vacation. While there, they also visited Atlantic City, Ocean City, and Wildwood, New Jersey.

Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Ward and family visited relatives and friends in Cosby, Tenn. during vacation.

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Cooper spent several days visiting relatives in La Fayette, Ga. and Chattanooga, Tenn. recently.

Employees of No. 2 and No. 3 Weave Rooms are very proud of their new fluorescent lights. They add very much to the attractiveness of the rooms.

Pearl Price had as her recent week-end guests John Plemmons of Canton, N. C., Kathleen Case of Spring Creek, N. C., and Georgia and Sandra McRay from Newport News, Va.

We understand Serina Case has been doing lots of canning lately. Good luck, Serina!

We are glad to see W. H. Anderson back at work after missing several days due to illness.

Alvin Rice tells us he has been enjoying swimming a lot lately.

We are sorry to hear about Jim Hendrix's bad luck. He ran into a bee nest, and was stung by four of them before he could get away. Jim, remember next time that bees sure will sting.

Miss Mary Hazel Fowler, sister of Mrs. Eleanor Bellamy, was a recent visitor from Ga.

Crayton Brady has been trading cars lately. He now has a fine looking '40 Chevrolet.

Friends will be interested to know that Clarence McCollum's sister-in-law is doing fine following a serious operation.

We are sorry to learn that Pearl Price's father was bit by a poisonous snake. Pearl reports he is getting along fine now.

Musical Concert Heard By Many

In New York City it's the Stadium, and in Hollywood it's the Bowl for open-air concerts. But in Colombia, one of the eleven Middle American republics, music lovers flock to "The Half Pie" for their al fresco entertainment, according to the Middle American Information Bureau. Despite its quaint name, "The Half Pie" -- or in Spanish the "Media Torta" -- is a magnificent structure high above the capital city of Bogota. The semi-circular shape of the stadium accounts for its colloquial name.

Unlike its North American counterparts, the "Media Torta" has no seats. That does not mean, however, that the weekly audiences, varying from ten to sexteen thousand, stand up to hear a concert. The "Media Torta" provides comfortable grass-covered bleachers which stretch away in fanshaped rows from the large open-air stage. From the higher seats, Bogotans can not only hear the excellent programs, but can also feast their eyes on their beautiful city, spread out across the valley below them.

While the National Band of Bogota plays selections from the world's best music, food peddlers -- even as in the United States! -- thread their way through the crowds selling soft drinks, peanuts and obleas, a Colombian sandwich made of sweet wafers.

Concert music is not the only attraction on the "Media Torta" programs. The Popular Culture Section of the Colombian Ministry of Education, which is in charge of the concerts, makes a point of stressing native Colombian art. Accordingly, if you visit the Bogota stadium, you may also see troupes of brilliantly-clad dancers, in traditional costume, perform-

ing some typical number such as the "danza de los canastillos," or dance of the baskets. Or you may hear a trio, accompanied by guitars, singing the haunting folk-melody of "Barranquilla Querida," a favorite on the coast, or perhaps the "El Trapiche," popular with workers in the sugar cane fields of Central Colombia.


1. "I was looking for a fast ball." (After striking out) 2. "The sun got in my eyes." (A dropped fly ball) 3. "It took a bad hop." (Booted grounder) 4. "I didn't think he was going to run." (Holding ball while runner scored from third) 5. "My spike hung." (Thrown out stretching) 6. "I thought there were two out." (Doubled on fly ball) 7. "The ball slipped out of my hand." (Wild throw) 8. "The catcher tipped my bat." (Has taken third strike) 9. "Them balls this year is deader than ever." (Has flied out four times) 10. "Two of the globes are out in that light out there." (Line drive has gone by him for a triple) 11. "These bats ain't got no wood in 'em." (Two pop-up in a row) 12. "That mound needs building up in front." (Just made a wild pitch) 13. "He's pitching right out of that sign in center field." (Has struck out again) 14. "The pitcher balked." (Caught off first) 15. "I got the uniforms mixed." (Has thrown to wrong base)

They go on and on, but the prize was pulled after a muffed fly ball on a cloudy afternoon:

"A drop of rain got in my eye" explained the victim.

Theatre Guide

August 9, 1947 "SRINGTIME IN SIERRAS" Starring: Roy Rogers Andy Devine Jane Frazee

August 11, 1947 "MY BROTHER TALKS TO HORSES" Starring: "Butch" Jenkins Beverly Tyler Peter Lawford

August 15, 1947 "THE BEGINNING OR THE END" Starring: Brian Donlevy Tom Drake Robert Walker Beverly Tyler

August 16, 1947 "LITTLE MR. JIM" Starring: "Butch" Jenkins Frances Gifford James Craig

Teamwork Best For Any Business

It takes real money to build, maintain, keep modern, and expand a plant like ours. The best way to get that money and keep it coming in is to earn more money so that its owners will continue to keep it in the business, thereby making it possible to develop new products, pay good wages, make more sales, and earn more profits so that there will be still more money with which to keep on doing the same thing over and over again and it will continue to grow larger and stronger. The company can then serve more and more customers with products they want at the prices they are willing the pay.

By company, we refer not only to the financial set-up which is one necessary part of such a business, but to each employee, for, after all, our production is made possible only by a large number of individual employees working together in harmony. It is the cooperation of every one of us, as individuals, that makes not only for our own personal success, but the success of the entire company as well.

If, therefore, we are to succeed to the maximum degree, it is necessary that each of us, as individuals, cooperate—

(1) With an honest day's work to give production that will care for all expenses of manufacture and also provide profits.

(2) By being regularly on the job so schedules may be met and costs reduced.

(3) By constantly striving for quality as well as quantity production both to reduce losses through spoilage, and to maintain a perfection of products without which no manufacturer can hope to build a business that will live, grow and bring prosperity to itself and those dependent upon it.

A company will be unable to stay in business very long if it doesn't make money, for a company without profits will soon be a company without jobs.


The Friday afternoon Story Hour Group is happy to welcome Diane Gunter as a new member. Diane is the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Gunter.

We are also glad to add Mrs. Alvin Rice to the library roll. Mrs. Rice is an employee of the Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc. and works in the Weaving Department.

Another addition to the library roll is Miss Edna Southerlin of Marietta. Miss Southerlin is well known in Slater, where she is employed in the office of the Slater Community Association.

Our most recent library members are Mrs. Estelle Presley and Miss Myrtle McAbee, daughters of the Rev. and Mrs. Ervin McAbee. The McAbees are newcomers to Slater where the Rev. McAbee has assumed his duties as pastor of the Church of God.

We are happy to announce that our library has a copy of the new book, "The Moneyman." Since this book is the midsummer selection of the Book-of-the Month Club, we know it will be welcomed by those readers who have been requesting current books. This title, a historical novel written by Thomas B. Costain, deals with scenes and characters drawn from the mid-fifteenth century of French history. Jacques Coeur is the king's "Moneyman" or treasurer, who wields a great influence during this dangerous period of France. But we won't tell you more, for you will want to read "The Moneyman" for yourself.

Many thanks to Janice Cooper and Jimmy Davis for their recent book donations to the library. Janice donated a charming little book called "We Love America." This book, a collection of simple stories of American living, is beautifully illustrated and is suitable for children of the pre-school and first grade ages. Jimmy's donation is a copy of Ernie Pyle's well known book, "Here Is Your War." This book will appeal primarily to adults who, familiar with the writings of Ernie Pyle, are always anxious to read something else written by this beloved American.


Of interest to their many friends throughout this area is the marriage of Miss Estelle Southerlin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Southerlin of Marietta, to Mr. J. C. Looper. The rites were performed at the Marietta Baptist Church on June 21, 1947 at 8:30 P. M.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the home of the bride, after which the young couple departed for a trip to Canada by way of Detroit.

Mrs. Looper is a graduate of Winthrop College and is employed in the office of Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc.

The groom is connected with the Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company in Greenville.

Mr. and Mrs. Looper are now at home to their friends at 103 Paris Mountain Avenue, Greenville, S. C.

Richardson Wins

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from Slater - Marietta High School with the class of 1946 and entered the Army in October, 1946.

[Photo, spanning columns 4 and 5. of two young girls in bridesmaid outfits carrying baskets.]

Misses Catherine and Marjorie Pitman, the attractive little daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Pitman of Slater, were recently flower girls in the wedding of Mrs. Pitman's cousin, Miss Hazel Freeman of Holly Hill, S. C. Mr. Pitman is employed here in the Weaving Department.

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Page Four THE SLATER NEWS August 7, 1947

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Mr. and Mrs. William R. Taylor of Greenville announce the birth of a daughter, Shelia Ann, on July 24 at St. Francis Hospital.

Before her marriage Mrs. Taylor was Miss Elizabeth Pearson.

Mr. Taylor is employed as a weaver in No. 2 Weave Room of the Slater plant.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Stroud announce the birth of a son on July 24.

Mrs. Stroud is the former Miss Margaret Southerlin.

Slater Baptists

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bership enrollments.

For all of these activities and the blessings they have brought to the community we are truly grateful.

You probably wouldn't worry about what people think of you if you could know how seldom they do!

[Advertisement for Cancer Society spans columns 1 and 2)

Cancer, Sneak Thief of Life

WHEN you bolt your door at night, the principle objective is to keep out intruders, to guard against thieves and to safeguard your property and your life. Sometimes thieves get in anyway. They pry open a window or jimmy the backdoor and under the cover of the darkness, rob you of whatever is valuable. But, although burglars may force an entrance to your home in spite of precautions, you find it only common sense to lock the door every night.

Then why don't you lock the door against cancer? Cancer is the greatest sneak thief of life in the whole underworld of disease yet few people take the proper steps to keep this prowling murderer from their homes.

Cancer, still unshackled, will be responsible for the deaths of 184,300 Americans in 1947, but a vast police force of scientists is on its trail and some day will bring the killer to book for all time. Until then, all we can do is lock the door as best we may against this stealthy footpad. These facts were pointed out by officials of the American Cancer Society today.

Through the use of radium, x-ray and surgery, most cancer can be cured if detected in its early stages. At least one-third of those who die of this disease may be saved if treated in time.

The way to lock the door against cancer is to have frequent medical examinations, either by your family physician or at a cancer detection center. You, too, can help to keep out the intruder if you are alert for "signs" of cancer. If any of the following conditions occur, see your doctor immediately. It might mean cancer or it might be nothing serious. Don't take chances with your life. See your physician at once if you have—

1) Any sore that does not heal, particularly about the tongue, or lips; 2) a painless lump or thickening, especially in the breast, lip or tongue; 3) irregular bleeding or discharge from any of the natural body openings; 4) progressive change in the color or size of a wart or mole; 5) persistent indigestion; 6) persistent hoarseness, unexplained cough or difficult swallowing; 7) any radical change in the normal bowel habits.

THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY 47 Beaver Street, New York 4, N. Y.

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The Second Shift Weaving Supper Club is shown above at their outing in July rapidly making away with a good supper at the Golf Course. Twenty-nine members attended. Wade Pierce is president of the Club and Ed Farmer is Secretary & Treasurer.


Mrs. Clara Schwiers and Miss Betty McMullan spent the week-end at Folly Beach, Charleston, S. C.

Miss Maxine Carter spent Sunday with friends at Oconee State Park.

Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Rogers and son spent the day with her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Wood, of Duncan, S. C.

Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Smith and son, Michael, of Spartanburg, were Sunday visitors in the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Bledsoe.

Mr. and Mrs. Alvin H. Phillips, along with friends, picnicked and bathed at Table Rock State Park Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde C. Hayes and Mr. and Mrs. Riley Farr enjoyed picnicking at the Asheville Recreation Park recently.

Miss Maxine Carter and Mrs. Connie Henderson enjoyed their vacation at Virginia Beach.

Miss Betty McMullan, Mrs. Clara Schwiers, and Mr. Henry Wooten went to Miami Beach for the week of July 4. While there they visited Indian Village.

Miss Clarissa Camden, along with friends, enjoyed a picnic lunch at Table Rock July 4, after which they went swimming and boat riding.

Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Hendricks, Jr. and children of Greenville visited Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Bledsoe recently.

Miss Mary Stone, Miss Susie Tate, Mr. T. G. Hawkins, and Mr. Roy Tate motored to Asheville, N. C. during the Fourth.

Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Hayes visited Mr. and Mrs. Hovey Brown of Easley Sunday afternoon.

Miss Gene Cason was a recent guest of her aunt, Mrs. R. D. White, of Greenwood, S. C.

Mr. and Mrs. V. E. Cooper

Junior Homemakers Visit At Mountain Rest Camp

Members of the Junior Homemakers' Association of the Slater-Marietta High School left Tuesday, July 22, for a week's stay at the J. H. A. Camp at Mountain Rest, S. C.

They were accompanied by their sponsor, Mrs. James N. Cleveland, II, and Misses Carrie Baker and Jean Tankersley.

Those members attending camp were: Jean Hester, Betty Vassey, Ruth Laws, Sara Wylie, Darlene Mayfield, Polly Connor, Doris Hargrove, Lorena Whitted, Lois Sanders, Betty Bruce, Nellie Mae Blevins, and Alice Talley.

and son, Mays, visited Mrs. Clelia Poole of River Fall during the week of the Fourth.

Miss Alma Ledford visited her brother, Nelson Ledford, of

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Economic Ills Hurt Everyone

In discussing the present high production costs and high prices, a prominent citizen summed up the situation as follows:

"When production costs and selling prices get too high, then people stop buying.

When somone stops buying, then someone stops selling.

When someone stops selling, then someone stops working.

When someone stops working, then someone stops earning, and

When somone stops earning, then someone stops buying."

So, it does make sense that high production costs which cause high prices have a far reaching effect that concerns each of us.

We can do our share in doing a good job to avoid high production costs. That means "our share," as the condition can never be corrected if we expect "the other fellow" to do a good job while we do nothing to improve the condition.

Franklin, N. C. recently.

Miss Elizabeth Ammons had as her recent guests, Mrs. Bennett Farmer and daughter, Mary Bennett, of Altavista, Va. and also Mrs. Leon Chandler and children of Pauline.

Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Bledsoe and daughter, Betty Claire, were visitors at Lake Junaluska on July 4.

The popularity of the late President Franklin D. Roosevelt continues in the Middle American countries as well as the United States. Five Middle American Republics -- Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic -- all have issued postage stamps bearing Mr. Roosevelt's likeness, according to the Middle America Information Bureau.

Ever think of "heroes" down on the farm? In the Middle American Republic of Cuba, agriculture is important indeed. Recently, government officials in Havana awarded the Order of Agricultural and Industrial Merit to Cuban "heroes in agriculture."

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