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Page Two THE SLATER NEWS November 26, 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

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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, 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.

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.

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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.

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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
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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

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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
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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.

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