V. 4 No. 47 - The Slater News





PERFECTION IN TEXTILES--A SLATER FAMILY TRADITION SINCE 1790 [Graphic of Old Slater Mill] [Graphic of Slater Mill] Old Slater Mill THE SLATER NEWS Slater Mill PAWTUCKET, R.I. SLATER, SO. CAROLINA EST. 1790 1943 Vol. 4 Slater, S.C., November 26, 1947 No. 45.

[Column 1] Jaggers Speaks To Slater Folks The Slater manufacturing Co., Inc. very appropriately remembered National Education Week by donating to the local school $50,000 to be used toward the erection of a new high school building. This is the second gift of this kind, the first one also being a $50,000 donation made in November, 1946. The meeting, which was held at Slater Hall on Thursday night, November 13, was presided over by Mr. J. A. White, Plant Manager. It opened with the singing of "America" by the audience, after which the Rev. Ralph Kaney, pastor of the Slater Methodist Church, pronounced the Invocation.

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Page Two THE SLATER NEWS November 26, 1947

[Column 1[ 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

REPORTERS Weave Room: Nellie Barnette, Gladys Cox, Rosalee Cox, Sarah Canham, Dessie Burrell, Pearl Price, Doris Jones, Sarah Lee Foster, and Estelle Barnett. Preparation Department: Jessie Vassey, Julia Brown, Bertha Jones, Blanche McCall, Nellie Ruth Payne, Ruth Campbell, Marguerite Waddell, Mary B. Capps, and C. D. Rice. Cloth Room: Opal W. Smith. Commissary: Jorene Vickers. Office: Betty Gillespie and Jeanne Phillips. Community: Ruth Johnson and Ruby P. Reid.

EDITORIALS Good Office Manners Industrial and office surveys through the country indicate a decline in manners among office workers. Are you helping yourself, as well as the general tone of the office, in maintaining a close watch on your own manners. The survey showed that bosses gripe most about tardy workers, sloppy appearance, poorly modulated voices, overdressing, careless general appearance. Today a large percentage of the nation's business is carried on over the telephone. It pays to have a good telephone voice. Americans are known for their casual manner, and too often casua enunciation of words that leads to a lazy telephone voice. Have you a lazy telephone voice? You may be getting A from the boss in all departments, including clothes and appication on the job, but perhaps the one thing that irritates him is your voice over the telephone, or the manner in which you handle the company's clients over the telephone. It isn't enough to be merely courteous over the telephone. Courteousness goes a long way in selling a product, but a clear, concise, measured, and well-modulated voice certainly never worked to a disadvantage in the sales field. After you've checked your general appearance, hair, clothes, shoes, stockings, check your voice. See if you're slurring words, dropping your voice lazily at the end of a sentence, or speaking in a dreary, bored monotone. One thing that will keep your voice melodious and precise is a sense of humor. Keep that sense of humor oiled, and your voice will take care of itself.

[Column 2] [Text in a bx] SLATER DAY BY DAY [End of text in a box] Many, many grateful thankyous to everybody--individuals and firms--who have been cooperative in trimming low hanging branches from trees along our sidewalks. There are spaces of a whole block in our village now where one may walk comfortably along the sidewalk without once having to duck or get out into the street. This is a real convenience for tall people. Thank You! The Baptist minister is real glad he trimmed his trees before he read a recent issue of The Slater News, and the manager of the local Dixie Store warned me that if I didn't say a lot of appreciative words for those who worked so hard trimming trees--and here he gave forth with dire threats. Appreciation is real and genuine, so please, Mr. Roy, withdraw your threats. But, brother, there is a lot of trimming that could be done yet. Where is your civic pride, neighbor? Look at your trees. Walk the length of the sidewalk in front of your home. Can you stand upright, or must you get down on all-fours, bear fashion? Maybe you own a car and never walk any further than from the front door to the street. If so, low limbs don't bother you. But lots of people don't own cars and must walk. Others walk just for the pleasure of walking. One of the joys of living in a small community like ours is a pleasant, leisurely Sunday afternoon swtroll along our village streets. Just to walk along and notice the fresh, new winter grass that looks like a green carpet spread in so many of our yards this fall. And you comment on the new cement walk-ways and drive-ways Neighbor So-and-So have recently made. And the nice flock of chickens in the back yard at Mr. Whosits house. And the lovely bunch of yellow chrysanthemums snuggled up against the corner of Widow What's-her-name's house. A few houses further down the street and here is a new fuel tank outside a house, and you opinion that the folks who live here will be warm and comfy this cold, cold winter. So it goes. A friendly walk in a friendly community tells us much about our friendly neighbors. Let's do all we can to make walking a pleasure for those who love to alk. Trim your trees, please, Thank You! _____ School Red Cross Drive Is Declared Successful A Junior Red Cross Drive was recently sponsored in the Slater-Marietta Schools. As is customary during such drives, the local students again cooperated whole-heartedly, contributing a total of $54.13 to this noble cause. Of the total amount contributed, the high school donated $26.19 and the elementary school gave $28.04.

[Column 3] Cloth Room Chatter Mrs. Willie Pace had as her guest last week her sister, Miss Sue Shewbert, from Ware Shoals. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Burnett were happy to have Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bowers of Travelers Rest and Mrs. May Burnett as their recent visitors. Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Stillwell of Greenville and Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland Kelly and son, Pat, of Travelers Rest were the recent visitors of Mrs. Estelle Kelly. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Bridgeman spent the week-ende at Tryon, N .C. visiting friends and relatives. They also visited Mr. Bridgeman's old childhood home place at Melrose, N.C. Mr. and Mrs. George Garland had as their Sunday dinner guests recently, Mrs. Frances Hall, Miss Vivian Hall, Miss Doralue Brown, and Miss Shelby Jean Brown. Mrs. Pearl Garland enjoyed having he3r sister, Miss Dorothy Higgins of Asheville, spend the week-end with her recently. _____ Jaggers Speaks (Con't. from page 1, col. 1) by Mrs. Kathaleen Fowler, public school music teacher, with Mrs. Elinor Rogers, piano teacher, accompanying. Formal announcement of the $50,000 donation was made by Mr. Frank A. Cook, representative from the Greensboro office. Mr. Cook spoke of the crowded condition existing in the Slater-Marietta School at present, and commended the school for the fine work it is doing even under these circumstances. He continued by saying that the crowded quarters, in which the school is now housed, present a real challenge to the Slater Manufacturing Col., Inc. to do something to eliminate such conditions. Mr. Cook then reminded the audience of the $50,000 donation which the company made to the school last year, and commended the people on their willingness to help by voting more taxation. He concluded by making the announcement that everyone was anticipating--that the company has again given to the school a check amounting to $50,000, which makes a total of $100,000 the Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc. has given to the school. The guest speaker of the evening, Dr. R. E. Jaggers of the University of South Carolina, was introduced by Mr. Robert H. Atkinson, Industrial Relations Manager for the Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc. Dr. Jaggers, who is professor of Education at the University of S.C., addressed the audience in a most interesting manner, holding the attention of his listeners throughout his address. The theme of his discourse centered around "Cooperation" and "Working Together", but it was unique in that it emphasized the importance of providing situations in which peoiple can work together, and in encouraging them to do so. The speaker began by asking the two following questions: First, "Why has humanity not been able to write terms of peace which did not later become

[Column 4] [Title in columns 4 and 5] GOINGS-ON-----IN WEAVE ROOMS[End of title in columns 4 and 5] Third shifters welcome Mrs. Elizabeth Penland as a weaver in No. 3 Weave Room. They are also glad to have Earline Thrift and John Summerall back again. King Bramlette tells us he enjoyed rabbit hunting this past week-end. Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Knight and family spent the week-end with Mrs. Knight's sister, Mrs. Chappell. Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Waldrop and Johnnie Bell Waldrop spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Waldrop of Slater. We notice that J. H. Bates is all smiles since he is a new father. Mr. Marion Cody and family of Watts Mill were the Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Clark. Sarah Lee Foster, Edward Bryant, Artie Mayfield, James Foster, Jessie Mayfield, and Willie Bridges visited in Nashville over the week-end and enjoyed the "Grand Ole Opera". Mrs. J. C. Staton left recently to visit her daughter in Chester, Pa. Friends of Mrs. Opal Lane will be sorry to learn she is a patient at Coleman's Hospital in Travelers Rest. We wish for her a speedy recovery. Mr. and Mrs. Thurman Pace, former Slater employees, have recently moved to Detroit, Mich. We wish them much success in their new work. Mrs. Dovie Faust and small daughter of Arkansas recently visited relatives here. Mrs. Milton Thackston of Greenville recently visited Miss Sarah Canham. We are glad to have Mr. Burrell Nalley and Mrs. Ida Pace back at work after being out sick several weeks. Elaine Bellamy, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Buford Bellamy, celebrated her second birthday with a party. She received many nice gifts. Delicious refreshments were served and the party was enjoyed by all. Elaine, we wish yo many, many more happy birthdays. Nina Allison and daughter, Ruth, along with Mrs. Esther Griffith, spent Sunday with relatives in Pickens, S.C. _____ scraps of paper?" Secondly, "Why haven't we in America, through educational programs, been able to solve problems by working together?' Dr. Jaggers then very impressively emphasized the importance of "working together" when he said, "We will have world peace when we in little communities are able to solve our own problems by working together." According to the speaker, those in our community who participate in erecting the new high school building will receive valuable training in cooperation, since groups working on a project of this kind must decide such questions as what the school is to do and should do, and what kind of school will provide the kind of education for the kind of community we want. Dr. Jaggers called a school "a laboratory of citizenship", designed to teach (Con't. on page 3, col. 4)

[Column 5] Bernice Cantrell tells us she spent Sunday afternoon at Table Rock and had a grand time. Have you noticed that Alvin Talley is all smiles lately? No wonder, just look at that nice looking Ford he's driving around. Mr. and Mrs. Milton Smith have recently moved into their new home. James Hendricks seems to have had a happy birthday on November 1. James, we wish you many, many more. Mr. and Mrs. William Price and daughter, Betty, Pearl Price, and Eugene Tenney were visitors at Spring Creek, N.C. last Sunday. In some places, the mountains were beautiful with icicles hanging from the big rocks. _____

The SAFE Way Is RIGHT _____ [Graphic] the LIGHTER SIDE by SID HIX NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL [End of Graphic]

[Cartoon of two men carrying a man on a stretcher, speaking to a woman] MRS. PINWHIP, YOUR HUSBAND WAS THE FIRST MAN OUT OF THE PLAN TTONIGHT! [End of cartoon]

[Cartoon of bear tapping on shoulder of man with gun] NO HUNTING PAY ATTENTION TO SIGNS! [End of cartoon]

[Cartoon of man on ladde, shoes holding legs of ladder, and man talking to him on ground] THIS IS NOT WHAT I MEANT, FUDNIK, WHEN I TOLD YOU TO PUT SOME SAFETY SHOES ON THAT LADDER! [End of cartoon]

[Box with text] From National Safety News Published by The National Safety Council

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November 26, 1947 PREPARATION DEPARTMENT N-E-W-S Mr. and Mrs. Mutt dunn and family and Mrs. Mae Bates and daughter were recent visitors in Darlington. Mrs. Rose Belt spent last week with Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Jamison of Travelers Rest. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Boggs and Miss Beth Freeman, of Elberton, Ga., attended the FurmanClemson game. Miss Freeman, an ardent football fan, enjoyed the game although her team lost. James Embry and Shirley Searce visited relatives in Georgia last week-end. Third shifters are very happy to have polished floors in the department, and hope to keep them looking spic and span. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dunn visited relatives in Johnson City, Tenn. last week. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Bell visited Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Coggins Sunday. [photograph of Miss Polly Connor wearing long, white evening gown and dark shoes.] Caption reads "Miss Polly Connor was chosen queen of the American Legion Carnival held here at Slater recently. Miss Connor is a local girl and is considered by many as one of the loveliest young ladies in this section of the state. She is to be congratulated on winning this contest." A birthday dinner was given in honor of Mrs. E. M. Tilley, Miss Helen Boswell, and Mr. Harold Capps last Sunday at the home of Mrs. E. M. Tilley. Everyone present enjoyed a very nice day. Mr. and Mrs. B. T. Madden and family motored to Hickory, N.C. last Sunday. Mrs. Jennie Tucker of Gainesville, Ga. is spending the week with her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Claud Tucker. Mrs. Bertha Meece and Columbia friends spent the weekend in Highlands, N.C. Mrs. L. C. Foster and Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Stephens and family of Greenville visited Mrs. Fannie Cox recently. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Tripp and Mr. and Mrs. John Edgar Stigall and daughter, of Greensboro, N.C., visited Mrs. Bessie Tripp Swaney of Marietta last Sunday. Theatre Guide November 29, 1947 "SEA WOLFE" Starring: Edward G. Robinson John Garfield Ida Lupino December 5, 1947 "BLONDIE'S HOLIDAY" Starring: Penny Singleton Larry Simms Arthur Lake December 6, 1947 "THE JOLSON STORY" Starring: Larry Parks William Demarest Evelyn Keyes December 12, 1947 "FRAMED" Starring: Glenn Ford Barry Sullivan Janis Carter Notice: From December 1, 1947 through March 15, 1948, there will be no Monday night shows as the premises will be used for basketball. A series of revival services have closed at Middle River Baptist Church with eleven converts. The Rev Anderson of Hendersonville, N.C. conducted the services. Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Waddell and Peggy Rose and Mr. and Mrs. Will Cox of Pickens visited Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Southerlin of Greenville last Sunday. "Bud" Tripp, son of Mrs. Bessie Tripp Swaney, was recently transferred from Fort Jackson, S.C. to New Jersey. Add to Prep. Dept. News Mrs. Esther Jones, an employee of the Drawing-In Department, is out from work having undergone a minor operation recently. We hope you will soon be back, Esther. Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Simpson, Mr. and Mrs. Winford Brock, Mrs. Beulah Bates, and Messrs. John, Albert, and "Pete" Springfield attend the Furman-Clemson football game in Greenville. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hargrove and daughter, Joyce, were the week-end guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Coggins of Greenville. Cupid seems to be working overtime thee days. The Drawing-In room is losing its only eligible "bachelor" soon, or so it is rumored. Mr. and Mrs. Cresswell Barnett spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Tilley. Mr. Barnett is the brother of Mrs. Tilley and is employed by a shoe concern in Greenville. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hargrove had as their recent guests, Mr. and Mrs. Leland Barnette, Miss Mildred Shelton, Mr. Russell Whitmire, and Mrs. Clyde Tilley. Misses Lila Kate Arms and Robbie Bishop and Leon Herde and A.B. Davenport of Greenville were the Sunday night supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Arms. Employees of the DrawingIn Department are missing two of their fellow workers. Mrs. E. A. McGill and Mrs. B. B. Brown, who are working temporarily with the DrawingIn Department of Cleveland Cloth Mill to help familiarize [story expands to bottom of third column] the ladies there with the truck system and drawing drop wires. Hurry back, Ruby and Julia. [photograph of Miss Doris Hargrove in graduation rob and cap. Caption reads "Miss Doris Hargrove is a graduate of the local school and is now in her freshman year at Winthrop College at Rock Hill, S.C. She was recently elected vice-president of the freshman J. H. A. at Winthrop. Miss Hargrove is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hargrove of Marietta, S.C. who are both employed here."] Jagger Speaks (Con't. from page 2, col. 4) boys and girls how to live in their community. He continued by saying that every child has the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and that the school, combined with the home, church, and other community institutions, guarantees this right. "We shall lose our freedom when we fail to educate our people, for education is democracy's life line", said Dr. Jaggers. "The only way for the world to live and to keep on living is to work together." The speaker clenched his idea of giving people an opportunity to cooperate by stating that everybody in this community has something to contribute to tyhe new school building when it is erected and that we will miss something if we don't use what the people have to offer. Dr. Jaggers concluded by saying, "Let's work together to live." Other platform guests presented by Mr. Atkinson were: Rev. Ralph Kaney, pastor of the Slater Methodist Church' Rev. Charles T. Thompson, pastor of the Slater Baptist Church; Frank A. Cook, representative from the Greensboro office; J. H. Barnett, Superintendent of the SlaterMarietta Schools; C. W. Eldridge, plant Superintendent for the Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc.; Hewlett Sullivan, owner of Hale's Jewelry Store in Greenville; Rev. B. Lester Huff, pastor of the Marietta Baptist Church; Henry Jarrard, member, Board of Trustees of the local school; L. P. Hollis, Superintendent of the Parker Schools; W. E. Henderson, member of the Board of Governors of the Slater Com[story continues to fourth column, halway down page] munity Association; Profesor C. L. Rasor, representing Furman University; Hon. B. M. Gibson, member of the House of Representatives; W. J. Castine, from the State Department of Education; J. Harvey Cleveland, former member of the House of Representatives; and W. L. Pickell, architect from Greenville. Mr. J. H. Barnett, Superintendent of the school, expressed appreciation for what the company is doing, after which he introduced the members of the faculty. The Benediction was pronounced by the Rev. B. Lester Huff, pastor of the Marietta Baptist Church. The following high school students served as ushers: Jean Hester, Hattie Alma Ervin, Nancy Ervin, Donald Stroud, Charles Barnett, and Maynard Veal. For Sale One acre of land with small house on it for only $650.00 Contact John Patterson, near Hellams Crossing.

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