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Merry Christmas, Happy New Year PERFECTION IN TEXTILES—A SLATER FAMILY TRADITION SINCE 1790

THE SLATER NEWS

Old Slater Mill PAWTUCKET, R. I. EST. 1790

Vol. 4 Slater, S. C., December 22, 1947 No. 47

Slater Mill SLATER, SO. CAROLINA 1943

[Column 1] Above is J. A. Brady, newly appointed to the post of Assistant Office Manager to succeed P. J. Acree who was transferred to the central office in Greensboro. Mr. Brady has been with the Slater Company for several years. He is a veteran of World War II and resides at Slater.

School Presents Varied Courses

Supplementing basic courses, three new agricultural courses, poultry raising, reforestation and truck gardening, will be offered during the next term of the Opportunity School at West Columbia, S. C. which opens December 11, according to T. D. Watkins, Principal. In addition, a class in practical nursing will be given and ceramics will be taught by Miss Gertrude Ross, of the University of Minnesota, who believes that South Carolina soil offers great possibilities for the development of a money-making pottery industry.

The new term, which marks the beginning of the second year of the permanent, yearround Opportunity School, will begin on December 11 and end on March 15. However, pupils may register on the first day of any month, Mr. Watkins pointed out.

The 235 pupils who were enrolled during the school's first year made an average gain of one year's school progress for each three-months term. Nineteen have secured high school certificates although the average school year completed by this group prior to attendance at the Opportunity School was eighth grade.

Primarily for those who have not completed elementary or high school, but who desire to continue their education in a boarding school atmosphere, the Opportunity School strives to meet the need of each (Con't. on page 2, col. 2)

[Article spanning Column 2 and 3] The Seasons Greetings

As we approach the end of another year, we want to express to each of our employees our deep appreciation for the splendid cooperation during the past year.

In looking forward to the New Year, no one can tell just what the future will bring forth, but with your continued help and support we believe we can expect to stay ahead of our competitors. We hope that everyone will continue to build up our good Slater Spirit that has meant so much in making the Slater plant what it is today. We are proud of what has been accomplished, and our future depends on the help of each individual to continue making progress.

We wish for each of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

SLATER MANUFACTURING CO., INC.

[Column 2] CHRISTMAS BOOKS AVAILABLE HERE

To make Christmas pleasant and happy for young readers, the library purchased a number of Christmas books which may be checked out by the youngsters for holiday reading.

Among these new books are such titles as: "Christmas Time" (Field), "Christmas Traditions" (Auld), "The Christmas Nightingale" (Kelly), "At Christmas Time" (Almy), "The Animals' Christmas" (Eaton), "Merry Christmas To You" (Harper), "Christmas House" (Turner), and "The First Christmas Crib" (Milhous).

Also: "The Sky Bed" (Thomsen), "St. Nicholas' Travels" (Pauli), "Hansi" (Bimelmans), "Nicholas" (Moore), "Silent Night" (Kredel), "Christmas" (Con't. on page 2, col. 2)

[Caption of photo spanning column 2, 3 and 4] Staff Photographer Claude Guest snapped the above picture of the newly constructed Negro schoolhouse the day it was occupied. The building has two classrooms, and is of tile construction and practically fireproof throughout. All citizens of Slater, both white and colored, are proud of this fine new building.

[Column 3] Many From Here Win Promotions

The Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc. is proud when the roll of the central office in Greensboro is called, for there are many men on the roster who were formerly connected with the local plant.

Pendleton J. Acree was the last Slater man to go to the central office. Mr. Acree first came with the Slater Company late in 1941 and served in various capacities until his promotion to Greensboro recently. He served as Paymaster and Assistant Office Manager while here, and in Greensboro is on the staff of W. T. Stockton, Controller for the Carter group of mills of which Slater is a member.

Wallace Sutton is also a (Con't. on p. 2 col. 4.)

[Column 4] SLATER CHILDREN HEAR RECORDINGS

The library recently purchased a number of Christmas recordings which are being used extensively by the children's clubs during the holiday season.

Among these recordings is a group called "The Christmas Party", featuring Clement Moore's poem, "The Night Before Christmas". This masterpiece, narrated by Two Ton Baker, has a unique musical background which makes a very unusual arrangement. Musical numbers in this group are "Jingle Bells", "Up On The House Top", and "Deck The Halls".

Other Christmas recordings are two stories called "The Legend Of The Christmas Tree" and "Tale Of A Christmas Stocking". In both of these stories the narrator is supported by a musical accompaniment.

An album called "A Christmas Fantasie" is also being enthusiastically received by the children. This is the tale of a little boy who tried to stay awake to see Santa. As you may have already guessed, though, the Sandman came around early, and the little "watchman" went to sleep at his post. But he went to Santa Land while he was asleep and even talked to Santa Claus, which proves that boys and girls must go to sleep if they wish to see Santa on Christmas Eve.

The children are thoroughly enjoying these recorded stories and music, and from all indications, will be bubbling over with happiness when they hang up their stockings on Christmas Eve.

For art may err, but Nature cannot miss.

By John Dryden

[Column 5] Roy Glenn has been appointed Paymaster here at Slater to succeed J. A. Brady. While Mr. Brady was in service, Mr. Glenn was acting Paymaster. The new Paymaster is a resident of Slater and has been employed here several years.

Lindsey Heads Masonic Lodge

At the last regular communication of Ebenezer Lodge No. 101, A. F. M., Slater, S. C., held on Monday, December 1, J. C. Lindsey was elected Worshipful Master of the Lodge for the coming year. For the past two years, Mr. Lindsey has served as Senior Warden of the Lodge.

The new Worshipful Master has long been prominently identified with Masonic work here. At the present time he is employed by the State Highway Department and makes his home near Cleveland, S. C.

Elected to serve as Senior Warden was T. R. Addington who, for the past year, has served as Junior Warden. Mr. Addington is an employee of the Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc. and resides at Slater.

John A. Dillard, who served this past year as Junior Deacon, was elected Junior Warden. Mr. Dillard is employed in the Shop here at the Slater plant and resides on Route #2, Travelers Rest, S. C.

Unanimously elected to serve as Treasurer and as Secretary were A. B. McMakin and Robert H. Atkinson. Mr. McMakin has served the Lodge as Treasurer for many years, and Mr. Atkinson is serving his third year as Secretary. Both men are employed by the Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc. and reside at Slater.

Re-appointed to the post of Senior Deacon was Cecil G. Hyer. The new Junior Deacon is Roy M. Whitmire, who for

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Page Two THE SLATER NEWS December 22, 1947

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

[two drawn badges, reading "NCIE" and "EDITORIAL APPEARANCE PRODUCTION SAIE"]

STAFF ROBERT H. ATKINSON --------Editor CECIL S. ROSS ---------Asst. Editor LILY ALEXANDER ---Circulation Mgr. GLAUDE 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: Opan W. Smith. Commissary: Jorene Vickers. Office: Betty Gillespie and Jeanne Phillips. Community: Ruth Johnson and Ruby P. Reid.

EDITORIALS

New Year Resolutions Almost as fast as New Years come and go, so go the New Year resolutions of Mr. and Mrs. Average America. Perhaps to some people, as it seems to us, the keeping of New Year resolutions is about as difficult as sticking to the plan of a ten day diet. There are so few things to eat for the first few days, and we begin the diet with a feeling of resoluteness that becomes a feeling of virtue after several days because we have kept to the diet. BUT THEN -- along about the fourth day Mr. and Mrs. Average America find the going tough. So it is with resolutions, and perhaps the trouble lies in making too many resolutions at once. One resolution, however, is as easy to give up as are ten. Perhaps easier. With ten resolutions, the average person is apt to drift away from one resolution at a time. Thus, in the end, at least some of the ten resolutions may be kept. Perhaps New Year resolutions ought to be abolished in favor of keeping one of Shakespeare's sayings: "To Thine Ownself Be True." This means that we all ought to know along what lines we need ot make new resolutions to better our understanding of life and ourselves. Instinctively, we all know when we are not being true to ourselves. Instead of making resolutions to cover a hundred and one imperfections, just watch for that instinctive feeling that tells you when you're being false to yourself.

Mind is the great lover of all things; human thought is the process by which human ends are ultimately answered. By Daniel Webster

SLATER DAY BY DAY

May Christmas Write Its Blessed Story of Perfect Peace and Gladness Within your Hearts This Holiday Season

May The Star of The Wise Men Reflect the Glow of Love To Bless you and To Fill Your New Year With Beauty And Happiness

Schools Presents (Con't. from page 1, col. 1) individual student, Mis Wil Lou Gray, Director, pointed out. The cost per month for attendance at the school is $39.00, which includes board, room and all fees. Approved for G. I. training, the Opportunity School has already served many ex-servicemen and their families. For veterans, the only cost is board and room, $30.00, which can be paid from subsistence allowance. A unique service of the Opportunity School is the nursery school where student's children may be enrolled. Sponsored by the Columbia Pilot Club, the nursery school is well-equipped with qualified teachers in charge, and here children of pre-school age are cared for while their parents are attending class. For further information regarding the school, write Miss Wil Lou Gray, Opportunity School, West Columbia, S. C.

Christmas Books (Con't. from page 1, col. 2) (Dalgliesh), and "The Christmas Whale" (Duvoisin). Children reading these new books are asked to return them as promptly as possible so that others may also have an opportunity to enjoy them.

Cloth Room Chatter Mrs. T. C. Veal and sons recently enjoyed a visit in the home of Mrs. Veal's mother, Mrs. Tom Willis, near Shelby, N. C. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Shroud and family spent the day recently with Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Epps and family. Everyone is happy to see Violet Balding back at work after being out sick for several weeks. Violet was greatly missed while she was absent. Ethel Morrison has been out recently due to the illness of her little daughter, Doris. We learn from Ethel that she is much better, and we hope she will soon be able to be back at school with her many little friends. The members of the Cloth Room Christmas Savings Club are all ready to see Santa Claus. During the past year the club members saved approximately two thousand dollars. On December 8, the members were given back the money they deposited to help with their Christmas shopping. The club for next year has already started, and members hope to have an even larger treasury in '48 than the one in '47. Everyone in the Cloth Room is invited to join.

Library Affords Good Reading After surveying the library materials for Christmassy reading for adults, the librarian suggests the December issues of current periodicals, stating that they are just what one needs to get into a jolly mood for Christmas. Many of these magazines can be checked out for the holidays, and it is hoped that the adults who enjoy reading will avail themselves of this opportunity. Those who plan to entertain during the Christmas season will find a number of books and periodicals giving helpful ideas regarding menus, games, and decorations--a good cook book might even come in handy. All of this material can be found at the library, and the adults of the community are invited and urged to use it.

Lindsey Heads (Con't. from page 1, col. 5) the past two years has served as Senior Steward. The new Stewards are R. P. Canham and Sam Addington. Mr. F. W. Garrison of Cleveland was appointed Chaplain. Mr. Garrison is a retired Baptist minister. Succeeding himself as Tiler was W. H. Dunn, better know to his friends as Uncle Billy. Mr. Dunn has served as Tiler of the Lodge for nearly thirty years. Officers of the Lodge will be installed at a special communication on December 20 at 7:30 P. M. in the Lodge Hall. This yar, for the first time in many years, the installation of officers will not be open to the public. Following the ceremonies, the members of the Lodge will enjoy their annual Christmas dinner.

PREPARATION DEPARTMENT N-E-W-S The many friends of Mrs. Roy Summey regret to learn that she is ill again. We hope and trust that she will soon be better. Mrs. Georgia Terrell and children were Sunday visitors in Toccoa, Georgia. Radio Technician Kenneth Williams, son of Mrs. James Barnett, who is stationed in San Diego, California is home on a thirty day furlough. Mr. and Mrs. Billie Phillips and son and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Phillips were the week-end guests of the Rev. and Mrs. S. A. Phillips of Toccoa, Georgia. Mrs. Winford Broek and daughter, Jane, visited Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Simpson last Sunday. Employees of the DrawingIn Department are happy to see Grace Arms back at work after being out sick for some time. Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Tilley had as their recent guests, Mrs. Tilley's parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Barnett, of McCall, S. C. Mrs. W. L. McDaniel of Chesnee, S. C. recently spent a week in Slater with her daughter, Mrs. G. J. Vickers. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Merrell had as their recent guests, Mr. and Mrs. George Levering of Atlanta, Ga. and New Jersey. Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Looper and family enjoyed a ride though the mountains last Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. "Mutt" Dunn and children and Mrs. Gladys Childs and family enjoyed a trip to Hendersonville, N. C. recently. Everyone seems to like the new, neat bulletin boards that have been placed throughout the plant. Robert Dunn and Henry McCarson went hunting in the mountains but had bad luck. J. B. Capps is all smiles over the arrival of a baby girl. Ralph Knight, Tom Boggs, and D. P. Garrick witnessed the colorful all-star Shrine football game in Charlotte last Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Chastain of Georgia visited Mr. and Mrs. James McCauley during the week-end. Mrs. Bertha Meece and friends from Columbia were visitors in Rosmon, N. C. Third Shift Preparation employees wish for D. P. Garrick and his bride many happy years of wedded bliss.

Many From Here (Con't from page 1, col 3.) former Slater man and was transferred to the central office several months ago. Mr. Sutton first became connected with this Company in the roll of Production Manager and Designer, and in Greensboro is a member of the staff of Mr. James Lybrand, Jr., who is head of the Yarn Procurement Division. In addition to these men, we find in the Greensboro office Frank A. Cook, who began his career with the Slater Company about ten years ago in the capacity of payroll clerk. Later Mr. Cook served as Industrial Relations Manager of the Company until he was transferred to the central office in 1946. As Controller, we find W. T. Stockton, who was formerly employed at Slater in the Accounting Department. Early in 1942, Mr. Stockton was transferred to the central office and now holds the position of Controller for the Carter group of mills. Serving as head of the Yarn Procurement DIvision is James Lybrand, Jr., who first became connected with this organization here in Slater. Mr. Lybrand is very pleasantly remembered by the residents of Slater as a top-notch ball player and as a zealous worker in the Methodist Church here. Another former Slaterite in the central office is Furman Pinson. Mr. Pinson is connected with the Purchasing Department, of which Guy Fortune is the head. As head of the Cost Department in the central office is another former Slaterite in the person of Frank T. Roberts, who formerly worked as Production Manager here at Slater. A former Slater man, who has been transferred to the New York offices of J. P. Stevens & Company after having worked in the Greensboro office for a number of years, is Charles E. Baxter. All of these men hold responsible positions, with many of them headings their departments or divisions, and, naturally, everyone here at Slater is very proud of these men. As a training ground, Slater seems to be second to none, which speaks highly for local officials, J. A. White, Plant Manager, and his staff are to be congratulated on the excellent work they are doing in building men to assume responsible positions in the central office.

The SAFE Way Is RIGHT

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December 22, 1947 THE SLATER NEWS Page 3

GOINGS-ON - - - - - IN WEAVE ROOMS -

Mrs. F. E. Lindsey recently spent the day with her granddaughter, Mrs. G. A. Thrift.

Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Penland had as their week-end guests Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Crawford of Greenville.

Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Huffman spent the past week-end in North Carolina.

Gene and Joann Foster spent Saturday with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Batson.

Mrs. Elizabeth Penland and daughter enjoyed "Christmas Shopping" Saturday.

We welcome the following to #2 Weave Room, 3rd Shift: Mrs. Jewell Bolick, Marvin Madden, Sloan Holder, Jack Cashion, and Betty Brown.

Snake Hall is the proud father of a new boy.

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Jones and son were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Turner Jones.

Duck Smith, Charles Loftis, and Ted Addington had a nice steak dinner with Sam Addington. They all enjoyed rabbit hunting, also.

James Robinson has a table top wood range for sale. It's nearly new and a bargain too.

Mrs. Jewell Bolick has some small white Bunnies for sale. They would make nice Christmas presents for kids.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry G. Smith of Travelers Rest were recent supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Owens.

Daisy Batson hopes to be in her new home for Christmas. We hope so too, Daisy.

Anyone with a hunting dog for sale or trade see Troy Tripp.

J. P. Hampton went rabbit hunting last week but spent the day shoveling his car out of the sand. Better luck next time.

Friends of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Canham hope they will soon have their little baby boy home. He has been named Paul Howard.

We are glad to have Doris P. Raines back at work. She was out due to illness.

Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Henderson spent the past Sunday visiting Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Hayden of San Souci and Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Henderson of Greenville.

Mr. and Mrs. George Burrell had great pleasure having the formers mother and dad, Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Burrell, along with Mr. and Mrs. Willis Pepper and Mrs. Lelia Harris from Greenville as their dinner guests las Tuesday. They had chicken and all the trimmings.

Friend of K. W. Brannon are sorry to hear of his wife's illness. Hope she will soon be well again.

Boy! We can hardly wait for our dinner Mr. Ed Ballenger is giving his employees at Slater cafe Tuesday, December 23rd. It is a Christmas dinner.

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We are sorry to hear that Bill Raines has an uncle in the hospital. We all wish him a speedy recovery.

Have you noticed the new car? It is a brand new Nash Mr. A. L. Martin is driving.

Firends are glad to hear Mrs. Annie Bell Suggs has her son, Junior Suggs, home from the hospital. Hope it won't be long until he's up and around again.

Doris and Billie Raines have a pretty black '41 Deluxe Ford.

Red Allison, Cecil McKenny, and Carl Bolick report a good 'possum hunt. They came home with five.

Edith Owens and Lizzie Edens are looking forward to the Christmas holidays.

Rosa Lee Cox and Lizzie have been spending a lot of time in town buying gifts.

The last fish supper the men of #3 Weave Room, 2nd Shift, enjoyed was prepared by Mr. Ed Farmer at the summer home of Mr. W. T. Pierce. The guest speakers for the occasion were Mr. Cecil McKenny, Mr. Carl Bolick and Mr. Ed Ballenger. The subjects were "More Production," "Less Seconds", and "Better Understanding of each Other."

Bernice Foster if looking for her brother, Oliver Hooker, from Salem, N. J., to spend the Christmas Holidays with her.

Melvin and Lucy Chandler recently visited Lucy's aunt in Spartanburg, S. C.

John Plemmons, Elise, Sonny and Melba Elliott from Canton, N. C. spent the week-end with Pearl Price recently.

We all hated to see J. D. Pridmore leave Slater. He is making his home in Anderson, S. C.

Bernice Cantrell tells us old Santa has already been visiting her.

We are glad to have Mr. G. R. Davis back after being out for several weeks due to an accident.

Serena Case is expecting her brother-in-law, Charlie Liner, to spend the Christmas Holidays with her.

Mr. Jim Hendricks reports his wife will have a birthday December 15th. We all wish her a happy birthday.

Mr. and Mrs. James Allison and daughter, Ruth, are to be dinner guests Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Gaylord of Sans Souci.

George and Dessie Burrell are planning to spend their Christmas holidays in Florida.

We welcome J. H. Bates as our new cloth boy.

I anyone would like to buy a good pair of shoes, see Clarence McCollum. He is now selling men's ladies' and children's shoes. __________________________ [column 1, bottom paragraph]

Baptist Church Group Hears Inspring Program

The Y. W. A. of the Slater Baptist Church met Tuesday night, December 9, to observe the special season of prayer program for Foreign Missions.

A very interesting and in-

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spiring program was held. A good offering and good attendence is reported by this organization. _____________________________ [column 2, bottom paragraph]

For Sale

One hot water heater for Ford car. Cheaply priced. See Paul Foster, Fourth Street, Slater, S. C.

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Theatre Guide

December 27, 1947 "GUNFIGHTERS" Starring: Randolph Scott Dorothy Hart Barbara Britton __________ January 2, 1947 "ALONG THE OREGON TRAIL" Starring: Monte Hale Adrian Booth Clayton Moore __________ January 3, 1947 "BELLS OF SAN ANGELO" Starring: Roy Rogers Dale Evans Andy Devine __________ January 9, 1947 "TRAIL TO SAN ANTONE" Starring: Gene Autry Sterling Holloway Peggy Stewart William Henry __________ January 10, 1947 "HURRICANE" Starring: Dorothy Lamour Mary Astor Jon Hall __________ January 16, 1947 "LAST OF THE REDMAN" Starring: Jon Hall Michael O'Shea Evelyn Ankers ______________________ Lad Remembers Jesus' Birthday

"Mary Christmas to Joey"— presents from Aunt Susie, and from Mother, from Daddy, from baby sister, and Gradnma, and on and on . . . There were so many that Joey was almost lost in the pile. He couldn't decide which he liked the best, so he just sat there, eyes shining with all the happiness of a seven year old on Christmas day.

But suddenly he remembered. His surprise present! No one else knew about the present hidden away in the corner. It was his surprise, and a very special one, too. He jumped up and handed it to his mother.

"Why, what's this, Joey?" she exclaimed, smiling at the grotesque package. It was obviously the work of an amateur, for the card was clumsily lettered and the white string tied in a smudged, brownish knot. The gift itself bore a strong resemblance to a familiar stuffed bear wrapped in blue tissue paper.

Then, abruptly, his mother stopped smiling. With a queer expression on her face, she thrust the surprise package at Joey's father, and turned away. Joey's father, too, suddenly looked tense as he glanced at his son and then read aloud, "Happy birthday to Jesus, from Joey."

Happy Birthday — Merry Christmas! In all the excitement of the day, Joey had not forgotten. Christmas is Jesus' birthday. The story of the Christ-child lying in a manger was reven more real to him than the story of Santa Claus. His

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love for God's Son, that wonderful first Christmas gift, was wrapped up in the boyish offering of a favorite toy.

Sometimes, in the rush of last minute plans, we forget the message brought by the angels that first Christmas night, "For unto you is born this day . . . a Saviour, which is Christ the Lod." A Saviour was born! God's Son, sent to live among men and die for their sins, had come at last.

The Christmas story in Luke 2 is a beautiful one. Not only is it beautiful in a literary sense, but in the depths of divine love which it reveals to those who believe in the Saviour. Christmas is far more than a holiday for exchanging gifts. Christmas is truly the day of "good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people," for it is the birthday of Christ the Lord.

(Copyright, 1947, Moody Bible Institute, Chicago)

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LINES FROM THE LIBRARY

Since Christmas is here, and no longer "just around the corner", may we take this opportunity to wish for you, our readers, the very happiest Christmas you ever had, with health, happiness, and prosperity in the New Year.

We hope this Christmas will be for you one of those jolly times when all the "kith and kin" get together for a bountiful Christmas dinner, with an exchange of greetings and gifts. Too, we hope there will be for you a beautifully lighted tree as a visible sign to all who pass your way that there is a fine spirit at Christmas time, typified by the Christ-Child, the Prince of Peace, who emphasized the brotherhood of men.

And may we wish for you something else — the joy of sending and receiving Christmas cards during the holiday season. There is nothing which adds more to Christmas cheer than mail boxes stuffed with greetings from relatives, friends, and, often, mere acquaintances.

But since is is not possible to mention all the good things we wish for you during the holiday season, we will quote from "A Christmas Tree" the following lines, and call them our Christmas wish for you: "My best of wishes for your merry Christmasas and your happy New Years, your long lives and your true prosperities. Worth twenty pound good if they are delivered as I send them. Remember! Here's a final prescription added, "To be taken for life." ____________________________ [column 4, bottom paragraphs]

How fleet is a glance of the mind! Compared with the speed of its flight The tempest itself lags behind, And the swift-winged arrows of light. —By William Cowper __________ Music hath charms to soothe the savage beast, To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak. By William Cosgrove

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IN MEMORIUM Of Dr. Clinton Arthur Henson. The Lord Commissions and The Lord Recalls.

WHEREAS our Heavenly Father in his infinite and boundless wisdom and love, has been pleased to recall from our midst, and from the cares and trials of this mortal life, our esteemed friend and neighbor, Dr. Clinton Arthur Henson.

BE IT RESOLVED, by the Woman's Missionary Union and the T. E. L. Sunday School Class of the Slater Baptist Church: That while we deeply and sincerely mourn the removal of our dear friend and brother from our daily contact in life, yet we humbly and lovingly submit to His will; and express our heartfeld gratitude for the daily noble service this our brother has rendered to us. His unfeigned friendship and beautiful and inspiring example we cherish as a blessed heritage.

We are profoundly thankful that while in this Life all is not joy, yet in death all is not sorrow.

Though he slumbers, yet he speaks.

Our Missionary Society, our Sunday School Class, our Church, and our Community have lost one of the most worthy citizens they could lose.

May He who knows and understands all, grant unto the family, loved ones and friends of our departed brother, all comfort in this their sorrow and loss, and strengthen them and us all in the faith and assurance of the ressurection morn.

We hereby tender to the family and loved ones of him of our number who has gone on before, never to return to us, our deepest and most sincere expressions of love and sympathy in this hour of sorrow and trial. ___________________________ BARNETT THANKED FOR NEW SCHOOL

The following letter was written by Bessie A. Goldsmith, Supervisor of Colored Schools in Greenville County, to J. H. Barnett, Superintendent of Slater-Marietta Schools"

"Route #2 Simpsonville, S. C. December 11, 1947

"Superintendent J. H. Barnett Slater-Marietta Schools Marietta, S. C.

Dear Mr. Barnett:

"The Negroes of this county are extremely grateful to you and your associates for the beautiful new brick school which you have built for us. There is simply nothing like it anywhere.

"There are no words that can express how blessed and honored we are, but we hope we can show our gratitude by taking care of it and by trying to be worthy of your amazing generosity.

"I wanted to be present at the opening Monday night, but was on program at our Congressional District meeting in Spartanburg at the same time. We thank you.

Respectfully yours, Bessie A. Goldsmith" ________________________ Such sweet compulsion doth in music lie. —By John Milton

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Page Four THE SLATER NEWS December 22, 1947

Nation Rejoices At Christmastide

We're about to sing a song about love at Christmas time. A lot of people think that Christmas is a time of hypocrisy, because people who are tight-fisted throughout the year are apt to be friendly and generous around December 25. This change is attributed generally to the Christmas Spirit. Perhaps the point is that all of us have a potential for being generous — given the proper inspiration via a noisy old-fashioned season.

Naturally, it's pretty difficult, in the petty confusion of 365 days, to maintain the Yule exhilaration which produces December benevolence in so many people.

Perhaps it is out of key with the tense times to expect people to remain cheerful throughout the coming year. Not that we mean that one should run one's life in a too leisurely and haphazard manner, but simply that in this scientific age science still can't produce that all-important trait — cheerfulness. It seems strange and sometimes disappointing that some people look on cheerfulness as an oldfashioned method of being friendly.

Christmas shall be missed when it is gone. While it is here, the cheerfulness and friendliness that mark the day and season already are passing, even in the immediate instant

[continued on column 2] of their conception in our hearts. Pictures of Santa Claus still seem to make the best advertisements for Christmas and jollity. The point is, if your health holds up, there's no reason why your sense of cheerfulness ought not to remain constant.

This nation admires cheerfulness. Paste that in your hat, ladies and gentlemen.

Modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues.

By Oliver Goldsmith.

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T. C. Veal, Gate Watchman, is well known to employees and visitors to the plant. He is the genial guardian of the gate on the first shift and held this position for approximately five years. Here, Mr. Veal is shown holding fishing tackle recently awarded the winner of a fishing contest sponsored by the Slater Community Association.

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Slaterites are proud of "The Commissary" which is shown above. This popular place is located on the first floor of the mill and offers good and wholesome refreshments to the employees of the Company. It also sells hardware items of a household nature to the employees. Shown in the picture are R. P. Canham, Manager, and Miss Jorene Vickers, clerk.

[Column 3] COMMISSARY COMMENTS

Employees of the Commissary are very proud of the nice bulletin boards which have been placed in the Commissary and throughout the plant. These bulletin boards always contain news of importance pertaining to current events.

Everyone is glad to see Mr. Allen Suttle back on the job following several weeks of illness.

Miss Jorene Vickers had as her guest for the past week-end Miss Sybil Flanagan of Greenville.

Jimmy Canham is all smiles since he has become the father of an eight pound son.

We miss Wade Batson who has been out sick for some time and are anxious to see him back on the job.

Commissary employees are very grateful to the Company and those responsible for trimming the branches of trees in the community. This adds much to the beauty of the village and to the safety of local residents.

The staff of the Commissary wish to express their appreciation to the local librarian for the wonderful work she is doing with the children of the community. The little ones look forward to the Story Hour and Christmas entertainments, and it is great to know that there is a bright spot here at Slater for them.

We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Girl Scout Troop Hold Their Christmas Party

Girl Scout Troop No. 14 of Slater recently had a Scout Calendar Contest. Each member of the troop was given an opportunity to enter, and the girl selling the most calendars will be given a prize for her efforts.

Leaders report that these girls cooperated whole-heartedly in this worthwhile project. The parents are also to be commended for their cooperation

[Column 4] NEW WORLD OFFERS HISTORIC PLACES

Every school child knows of Egypt's pyramids and China's Great Wall as man-made objects constructed by untold numbers of workers. There's a close rival nearby, however, and it is virtually unknown to people of the United States, says the Middle America Information Bureau. It's The Citadel, in Haiti, one of the wonders of the New World. Sixteen years, from 1804 to 1820, went into the construction of this formidable fortress, and it cost the lives of 10,000 slaves. Built atop a rugged mountain peak after the Haitians won their independence from France, The Citadel was constructed on orders from Henri Cristophe, known as "The Black Napoleon". --------------------------------------- in this contest.

The winner of this contest will be announced in a future issue of the Slater News.

On Thursday, December 18, this troop held their annual Christmas party, a long anticipated event which all the girls enjoyed to the utmost. ------------------------------ The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.

By John Milton -------------------------------- [Column 5] BIRTHS

Mr. and Mrs. Spurgeon Thompson of Slater announce the birth of an eight pound son on December 10 at the Wood Memorial Clinic.

Mrs. Thompson is the former Miss Sarah Radford of Slater.

Mr. Thompson is engaged in sawmill work in this area. -------------------------

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Moore of Route #1, Travelers Rest, S. C. are the proud parents of a daughter who was born on December 9 at the Wood Memorial Clinic. The little girl has been named Sharon Rebecca, and weighed eight pounds and four ounces at birth.

Mrs. Moore is the former Miss Eleanor Brissey of Ware Shoals, S. C.

Mr. Moore is employed by the Taylors Lumber Company. -----------------------

Mr. and Mrs. Joe W. Sewell of Greenville announce the arrival of a son at the Wood Memorial Clinic on December 11. The baby, who has been given the name William Thomas, weighed six pounds and eleven ounces at birth.

Mrs. Sewell is the former Miss Annelle Henderson of Slater.

Mr. Sewell is engaged in textile work at the Judson Mill in Greenville. ---------------------

Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Capps announce the birth of a girl, Marion Jane, on December 4, 1947.

Mrs. Capps is the former Miss Joan Francis. --------------------------

For Sale

One fuel oil heater for quick sale. Five room size. Original price was $129.50, priced now for $100.00. Has been used only a few hours. Contact Marvin Childs in Slasher Room or near Lynch's store. ---------------------------

Minds that have nothing to confer find little to perceive.

—By William Wordsworth -------------

A mother is a mother still, the holiest thing alive.

By Samuel T. Coleridge -----------

Charm strikes the sight, but merit wins the soul.

—By Alexander Pope

[spanning columns 4 and 5] [picture of barber shop] FOR GOOD BARBER SERVICE VISIT Slater Barber Shop — Slater, S. C. N. C. HAWKINS, Proprietor

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