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Page Two THE SLATER NEWS August 7, 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,
Dessie Burrell, 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.

Mental Barriers

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

That one place was a little
jail in the British Isles. Hou-
dini worked at the cell lock for
more than two hours. He work-
ed with that terrific speed that
usually unlocked doors in thir-
ty 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 lock-

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

Some of us have stopped try-
ing 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 MEN-
A Chinese student at the Uni-
versity of Michigan who mem-
orized phrases from an etiquet-
te book had his first opportuni-
ty to try them out at a recep-
tion given by President Ruth-
ven. When a cup of tea was
handed to him, he solemnly re-
sponded: "Thank you, sir or
madam, as the case may be."
It is easier to fight for one's
principles than to live up to


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. Re-
member? 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 fascina-
tion to the tug of a kite string.)
Broken and torn kites hung
forlornly from trees and elec-
tric wires, and kites in the mak-
ing adorned our homes. Every
place, from the front walk to
the kitchen table, became clut-
tered with paper, sticks, and

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

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 arm-
ful, but there is plenty of ap-

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 ac-
quaintances 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. John-
son 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 Arm-

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

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 restau-
rant: "Please count your
change before leaving it."

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Cloth Room Chatter

Mr. J. C. Duncan and Mr.
John Reaves were honored at
a birthday dinner given recent-
ly 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 en-
joyed 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 re-

Mrs. J. W. Johnson and Mrs.
L. T. Scarce and children, Bet-
ty, Peggy, and Dotty, enjoyed
a Sunday afternoon recently
motoring through Landrum,
Tryon, Saluda and visiting Mrs.
Avery Merrill in Henderson-
ville. They enjoyed the beauti-
ful scenery, and the water-
melons and grapes were delici-

Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Cunning-
ham 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 Row-
land are happy to report to
their friends that their son,
Bobby, continues to do nicely
as an outside patient at Shrin-
ers 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
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lucky number. Mrs. Paul Fost-
er 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 entertain-
ments during the summer
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


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

Mrs. Mamie Burgess of An-
derson was a guest with Mr.
and Mrs. O. H. Burgess dur-
ing 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 Mc-
Auley and family enjoyed the
Smoky Mountain scenery last

Third shifters are happy to
welcome Marvin Childs, pre-
war 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 Cun-
ningham 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 fami-
ly 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 under-
went a tonsillectomy at Cole-
man Hospital in Travelers Rest.
We are glad to see that he has
recuperated and back on the

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

Second shifters welcome
Louise Hughes to the warper

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. Ran-
dolph White, of Norfolk, Va.
She is an English girl and was
in service four years in Great

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

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

II. The letters NIRA stood
1. The National Immigration
Restrictions Act
2. The National Industrial Re-
covery 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
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 con-
ferences and agreements made
three places famous. They are:

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

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


I. The National Recovery Ad-
ministration (1)

II. National Industrial Re-
covery Act (2)

III. General Johnson (3)

IV. Spanish American War

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

VI. Dumbarton Oaks. Pots-
dam, Yalta

VII. Tom Clarke (3)

VIII. Senator Warren Austin

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