V. 4 No. 6 - The Slater News



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Visual Service To Be Offerd By The Company The Slater Manufacturing Company is one of the first plants in South Carolina to offer visual service to its employees through the use of the Ortho-Rater, an instrument obtained from the Bausch and Lomb Optical Company of Rochester, N. Y.

The chief purpose of the Ortho-Rater is to provide data through a testing procedure which will enable the employees to take the proper steps toward improving their visual skill. Also, through the use of this instrument, periodic checks can be made to determine whether or not the employee is maintaining desirable vision. Since one's vision is subject to change, it is quite helpful to have the eyes checked at certain intervals so that corrective measures can be taken as often as needed. However, no attempt will be made to diagnose or correst inferior vision. The Company will merely suggest to such persons that they consult their own eye doctors.

The Ortho-Rater service will not only benefit present employees, but it will also be helpful to new employees who enter the plant, due to the fact that visual tests aid in the proper placement of the employee. Since vision plays such an important part in one's ability to carry on a certain job, the new employee will have the satisfaction of knowing that he has ben placed on the (Con't. on page 2, col. 4) -------------------------------------------------------------- Master Clock Is Now At Mill Shop

The Master Clock that ticked for so many years in the office building housing the Employment and Industrial Relations departments has been moved to the main plant.

Officials explained that the power is seldom off at the mill while on the village power failure is more frequent and each time the power fails, the clock will not run until its batteries are again charged. Accordingly, the clock was taken down and moved to the shop in the plant where it now ticks merrily away.

This electric clock has three circuits, but only two are used. This means one half of the clocks in the mill are controlled by one unit while the others are controlled by the other unit.

Since being moved to its new location at the mill, the clocks all seem to be keeping much better time than was formerly the case. [End of column 1]


The senior class of the Slater-Marietta School will present the riproaring hypnotic comedy, "Look Me In The Eye," on Thursday evening, April 4, at Slater Hall at 7:30 P. M. The public is cordially invited.

"Look Me In The Eye" is a three-act play by Jay Tobias. The play takes place in the McLaurin home in a suburb of a small midwestern city in late spring. We see that hypnotism is tried as a cure for the troubles of a pair of newlyweds who have married against the wishes of their relatives which turns out to be a good deal of a quack remedy. Kenneth and Lovice McLaurin stand to love a fortune if Lovice's aunt Tabitha and Ken's uncle Sappingotn, who are the bitterest of enemies, learn of their secret marriage. Lovice writes her aunt that she has married an imaginary Thomas Mack, and Ken writes his uncle that he is married to a fictiious Susie Jones. Immediately Uncle Sappy wires he is on his way to see the bride. Ignorant of the fact that Lovice has induced her bosom friend to play the part of his wife, Ken procures the services of Rosita, a flaming Mexican actress; while Ken's pal, Russ, an amateur hypnotist, hypnotizes the cook, leaving her under the delusion that she is Ken's lawful wife. Uncle Sappy arrives to find three wives, so he thinks his newphew has started a harem. When Aunt Tabby suddenly enters, consternation reigns supreme. Lovice has her aunt hypnotized as a Greek statue to keep her away from any possible meeting with the hated Sappingotn. The twin Negro servants, Pernicious and Anemia, add to the play by making it a riotous success.

Those taking part in the play are: Susie Smithers, the cook— Kathleen Nelson; Gideon Gumm, the gardener —H. S. Richardson, Jr.; Lovice and (Continued on page 4, col. 4) --------------------------------------------------- Black Walnut Saplings Have Been Transplanted About 2,000 black walnut trees have recently been transplanted to land adjoining the mill proper.

These are small trees which were planted here two or three years ago, and had grown to the place where they were suitable for transplanting.

Mr. George H. Van Yahres originally began work with these trees, and the transplanting was done according to his suggestions and plans. [end of column 2]

[Column 3] Cashion Named To Manage Ball Team For New Season

At a meeting of those interested in baseball, held at Slater Hall on Wednesday night, March 13. E. P. Cashion was elected manager of the team for the coming season.

The new manager is a man of much experience in a baseball world, and at one time, played with the New York Yankees. Cashion, in his playing days, was a catcher.

James H. "Slick" Oglesby and Barney E. Dewease were elected Business Manager and Assistant Business Manager respectively at this meeting.

J. A. White, Plant Manager, was present and reported that the ballpark would be put in good condition within a short time. Work has already begun toward repairing damage to the field and shortly the playing field should be as good as any in the league.

Some new equipment has been bought and all of it should be ready for use when the umpires call "play ball" at the opening game.

This meeting was presided over by Robert H. Atkinson who explained the league rules. Mr. Atkinson is Vice-President of the Piedmont Textile League. -------------------------


Recently, the number of fire extinguishers used at Slater Hall has increased from four to nine, so as to include a number of the soda and acid type and also the pyrenne type. The soda and acid type is used for ordianry fire, while the pyrenne type is used in case of fire resulting from greases, oils, etc.

School teachers at Slater Hall have recently been instructed in the use of these fire extinguishers by J. H. Barnett, superintendent of the SlaterMarietta Schools, and Robert H. Atkinson, Industrial Relations Manager. Teachers have also been instructed and refreshed on the use of the fire (Con't. on page 2, col. 4)

NOTICE The Slater - Marietta School will be closed Friday, March 29, in order that the teachers may attend the South Carolina Education meeting in Columbia. This will be the last holiday for pupils until commencement in May.

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Monday afternoon, March 11, two scouts and a leader from the Brownie, Intermediate, and Senior Girl Scouts of Slater attended a county rally at the American Legion Hut in Greenville. This rally was called for the purpose of collecting money for the Juliette Lowe Fund.

The money raised for the Juliette Lowe Fund will go to replace Girl Scout equipment lost during the war in the wartorn countries of the world.

The girls enjoyed many exciting games during the afternoon.

Each troop presented its money in a special bag which had been made by the members of the troop. The number of each troop was called, and a representative from each troop presented the money in the bag. A total of $58 was collected for this fund.

During the business portion of this meeting, plans were made by many of the Scout Troops present for spring and summer work, and numerous ideas were passed back and forth by the troops.

The local troop here at Slater is planning to study interior decorating in the home, and as an outdoor project are planning to study the various kinds of birds to be found in this part of the country. The troop is also keeping a scrapbook, in which the members place accounts of the activities of the troop.

Local members attending this meeting were as follows: Brownie Troop: Miss Bishop, leader, Fern Barrett, and Sigrid Gosnell; Intermediate Troop: Miss Williams, leader, Madge Robinson, and Helen Connor; Senior Troop: Miss Loftis, leader, Patricia Summey, and Mary Dodson.

Transportation to this meeting was furnished by the Slater Community Association. At the conclusion of the Greenville meeting, delicious refreshments consisting of doughnuts and Coca-Colas were served. ------------------------- Halls At Building Get Fresh Coats Of Paint Both the downstairs and upstairs halls at Slater Hall have recently been repainted. When completed, the halls will be a bright cream in color, similar to the shade formerly used.

Restrooms at Slater Hall have likewise been repainted and renovated.

This work is in line with the policy of having recreational and school center at Slater in excellent condition at all times. [End of column 4]

[Column 5] School Club Goes To District Meet At Williamston

Saturday morning, March 16, twenty-five members of the Slater-Marietta Junior Homemakers' Association met at the school house and traveled in the River Falls School Bus to Williamston High School to attend the District J. H. A. meetings. The district is composed of eight upper South Carolina Counties.

It was a bad, rainy day, but in spite of the weather, there were over 450 pupils present. These girls came from about 25 different schools.

The group was welcomed by Miss Sara Wilson, president of the Williamston J. H. A. Miss Lucy Reid, president of the State J. H. A. presided over the meeting.

Many interesting talks and speeches were given. One of these was made by Betty Vassey from our Slater-Marietta J. H. A. She was a candidate for a district officer and respresented our school in this respect.

Mildred Shelton and Nancy Ervin were chosen as voting delegates from our club.

Kathleen Nelson, president of our local chapter, modeled a dress she had made and entered in the district contest.

Other contests the SlaterMarietta Association entered were: the Renovated Garment Contest represented by Eliza(Con't. on page 2, col. 3) --------------------------------------------- Local Matron Is Host To Class

The T. E. L. Sunday School Class of Slater Baptist Church held its regular monthly class meeting on Tuesday evening, March 19, at the home of Mrs. H. S. Richardson.

Mrs. Perry Rampey, class president, called the meeting to order at 7:30, and Mrs. W. W. Stephenson gave the devotional, which was followed by a short business session.

At the close of the meeting, the hostess served lovely refreshments consisting of sandwiches, grape punch, ice cream, and cake.

Those present were as follows: Mrs. Bessie Hill, Mrs. Paul Foster, Mrs. Delia Miller, Mrs. Robert Godfrey, Mrs. Jettie Ledford, Mrs. Joe Ward, Mrs. Perry Rampey, Mrs. W. W> Stephenson, Mrs. Jesse Arms, Mrs. Roy Whitmire, Mrs. Cecil Hyer, Mrs. Roy Summey, Mrs. Nannie Compton, and Mrs. H. S. Richardson.

The next meeting will be help on April 23 at the home of Mrs. Robert Godfrey. [End of column 5]

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Page Two THE SLATER NEWS March 28, 1946

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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


Weave Room: Ernestine McCall, Nellie Barnette, Walker Reid, Gladys Cox, Rosalee Cox, Sara C. Chitwood, Dovie Faust, Louise Bagwell, Margaret Johnson, and Mrs. Perry Rampey.

Prepartation Dept: Jessie Vassey, Dorothy Hawkins, Julia Brown, Mildred Mull, Mary Wallace, Lucille Tate, Ruby Drury, Nellie Ruth Payne, Stanley Hawkins, Irene Cox.

Cloth Room: Opal W. Smith

Community: Mrs. Raymond Johnson, W. Earle Reid, Ruby P. Reid, Doris F. Atkinson.

EDITORIALS Another Good Job!

We have just been informed by Mr. Allen Suttle that the goal set for the American Red Cross in Greenville County has been over-subscribed approximately $10,000, and that the textile division of the county has gone over the top by over 100 per cent.

The Slater News wishes to commend the good people of this county, and especially those engaged in textiles throughout the county, for the liberal way in which these persons have contributed to this most worthy cause. Your generosity in giving to the Red Cross will not be forgotten, as this organization will continue to work with the men of our armed forces for as long as such service is necessary, and will continue to render assistance in times of distress and disaster here at home.

We cannot help but say that we realize we are, after all, our brothers' keepers, and in the Christian spirit we have given to those who do need and will need more than we possess ourselves.

Again we wish to say "Thank you for a job well done and for that great spirit of brotherly love and affection." ________________________________ More For Your Money

It takes more than high wages, low prices or floods of goods to make a high standard of living. We all want quality in the things we buy.

Improving quality gives everyone more for his money. It's a great feeling to know that for the same price you can buy a vastly improved article

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compared with a few years before. This was a common experience before the war. And it will be again when peacetime production gets into full swing.

Improved quality has always meant lots of though and skill and hard work. It takes the best efforts of workers and management. But its rewards are large — more customers for your company, steadier jobs for you, and a higher standard of living for the public.

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On the good of religion: Our community has a population of 800, and there are churches of three different denominations in the villages. Certainly every member of the community feels the influence for good that these churches spread. If not directly as a regular church goer, then inderectly as they observe the workings of religion in the lives of their neighbors who do go to church.

In listening to any sermon, there is usually one thought that stands out so vividly that we can use it as a guide toward better living.

Some of these "guides" that have been distributed by various preachers in Slater recently are:

"Your neighbors need to see Christian living in front of them."

"Sin is the only thing on earth that can separate a soul from God."

"Satan is honest when it comes to payment."

"Pride and selfishness and greed and lust mar the image of man, made in the likeness of God."

"Your desires, attractions and preferences reveal you."

"God is our standard. No man has ever yet reached this standard. Yet we should be forever striving to climb one rung higher."

"The greatest faul of Christians is that their ideals are not high enough."

"Our happiness in this life depends in a large measure upon our attitude toward those things over which we have no control, and our attitude toward those things over which we do have control."

"Look at life as a whole, but live life only one step at a time." ____________________________ [col 2, bottom section]

Your Safety Record

Part of the safety record of your department is the result of your actions. It takes very little thoughtlessness on one person's part to ruin a good safety record. But it takes a lot of care on everybody's part to keep the record clear.

During the war, it was a temptation to let down on safety habits because of production pressure. Now, however, we can really put our shoulders to the wheel and do a safer job than ever before in our history. What better way to celebrate peace than by accident-free production?

Check up on your post-war work habits. Are they as safe as they should be?

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Cloth Room Chatter

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hammett were the week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Troy Galloway.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Cline and family moved to their new home on 34 Third Street, Slater. They had as their recent Sunday dinner guests, Mr. Felix Cline and family, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Ross and family, and Mr. D. L. Cline and wife, all of Greenville.

Mrs. Agnes Bagwell and children visited Mrs. Bagwell's father, Mr. T. D. Roper of Six Mile, S. C., last Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Johnson are helping to ease the housing shortage by renting their cottage at River Falls to Lt. and Mrs. O. C. Blackwell of Missouri and the Greenville Army Air Base.

Little Betty Scarce, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Scarce, has been seriously ill with the measles. We are glad to hear that she is better and hope she will soon be able to be out again with her friends.

We are sorry to hear that Mrs. Jim Bates has been quite ill for the last few days. Her many friends wish for her a speedy recovery. _____________________________ School Club (Con't. from page 1, col. 5)

beth Ballenger; the Home Project Contest represented by Inez McGrew with a rating of excellent; and the club was rated "good" on their Honor Score Sheet.

Betty Vassey was elected one of the eight delegates from the district to attend the Annual State J. H. A. Convention to be held at Winthrop College, April 12-14.

One of the most interesting parts of the day was the lunch hour which included the picnic lunch supplied by each of those attending. The Slater-Marietta group had as their lunch guest Miss Frederica Clayton, who is the District Supervisor.

Those attending the meeting from our school were: Mary Dodson, Fay Dean, Bobbie McMullan, Inez McGrew, Mildred Shelton, Frances Poole, Doris Hargrove, Kathleen Reynolds, Marion Brown, Kathleen Nelson, Frances Miller, Ophelia Riley, Elsie Pittman, Elizabeth Ballenger, Nancy Ervin, Hattie Alma Ervin, Betty Vassey, Sara Wylie, BettyBruce, Jean Hester, Jean Drake, Joyce Drake, Betty McCarson, Ruth McCarson, Vivian Camden, and Mrs. J. N. Cleveland, II, who is our club sponsor.

The officers of our local chapter are: President — Kathleen Nelson, V. President —Elizabeth Ballenger, Secretary and Treasurer — Frances Miller, Program Committee-Chairman Elizabeth Ballenger, Ophelia Riley, Betty Vassey, Social Committee - Chairman Doris Hargrove, Mildred Shelton, Sara Wylie. Betty Vassey is Secretary of the County J. H. A. ____________________________ FOR SALE

One girl's bicycle. See Mary Dodson at 31 Fourth Street, Slater, S. C.

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[headline, spans cols 4-5] PREPARATION DEPARTMENT NEWS

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Batson Recently visited Mrs. Batson's grandmother, Mrs. Mary Jane Jones of Hendersonville, N. C.

Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Skinner and Mrs. Harris Skinner of Nevada, Missouri aand Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Van Kalsbeek of Los Angeles, California, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. James Wallace recently.

We are very glad to know that Mrs. Fannie Bates is much better and to see Lois back on the job after being out during her mother's illness.

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Tolley and family and Mr. David Tolley and son, J. C. were the recent guests of Mrs. Howard Tolley's relatives in Rome Mountain, Tenn.

Mr. and Mrs. James H. McDaniel and Mrs. Mary McDaniel of Chesnee, S. C. were the recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Vickers.

We are glad to see "Red" Graveley back at work after being in the Army for about three years.

James Wallace has left Slater to accept a position with the Franklin National Life Insurance Company.

We have just received word

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that Pvt. Jerome Jamison, who was a Warper Tender in our Preparation Department, has arrived in N. Y.

Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Cecil were the week-end guests of friends and relatives. Mrs. Cecil is a former teacher, having taught in the Slater-Marietta Schools. She is now making her home in Jacksonville, Florida.

We welcome J. W. Freeman and Edgar Jones back on their old jobs as Slasher Helpers. We also welcome Ansel Garrett on our second shift as Size Man.

Mr. and Mrs. John Hood were the week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Barnette.

Ruth Tenny and friends recently moved to Franklin, N. C.

Pfc. James J. Hood and family visited his father over the week-end.

Mrs. Tom McCombs and children recently enjoyed a birthday supper given in honor of Mr. A. W. Lynch.

Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Moore were recent visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Tom McCombs.

Miss Blanche Raxter and friends recently motored to Knoxville, Tenn.

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Visual Service (Con't. from page 1, col. 1)

job for which he has the most adequate visual skill.

The Company recently sent W. Earle Reid to Purdue University where he took an intensive course which prepared him for setting up the Ortho-Rater program in our plant. This preparation is required of any company installing the OrthoRater.

Plans are now under way to give all employees access to every possible benefit derived from the Ortho-Rater program as it functions in our plant. The first test will be offered to employees in the Cloth Room and everyone in this department is asked to take advantage of the visual rating. Other departments will be checked as the program advances.

Our employees have always shown a fine attitude toward all health and safety programs and it is hoped that the services offered by the Ortho-Rater program will be accepted in the same cooperative spirit. _________________________ Slater Hall (Con't. from page 1, col. 3)

escape at the rear of Slater Hall.

A system for notifying the children of fire has also been worked out, and at stated intervals teachers at Slater Hall are holding fire drills.

This is an effort on the part of school and company officials to make conditions at Slater Hall as safe as possible for the teachers and students using the building. _______________ "The worst wheel of the cart makes the most noise."—Benjamin Franklin _______________ "In faults men are much alike; in good qualities they differ."—Goethe

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[cartoons] the LIGHTER SIDE by Walt Ditzen

[drawing of employee squeezing hand of boss] IT DOESN'T TAKE MUCH TO RUIN A GOOD SAFETY RECORD [text balloon] HELLO BOSS I'M BACK!

[drawing of dog with bandaged paw] it shouldn't happen to a dog!

[drawing of footballer hearing whistle] NO RUNNING WHEN THE WHISTLE BLOWS (IN THE PLANT EITHER]

FROM NATIONAL SAFETY NEWS Published by The National Safety Council

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Pfc. J. H. Bates is spending a thirty day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Bates, of Travelers Rest. He has been in service for sometime, having returned recently from the E. T. O.

Mr. and Mrs. S. T. Dickson and son spent the past week-end with relatives in Westminster, S. C. Mr. Dickson had charge of Sunday evening services at the First Baptist Church in Westminster.

Mrs. Perry M. Rampey had as her guest last week her sister, Miss Alvilda McJunkin, of Charleston, and her mother, Mrs. McJunkin, of Pickens.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe S. Ward had as their dinner guests Tuesday evening, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Garrett and Mrs. Cora Ward, of Greenville, Alvyn S. Garrett, A. R. M. 2/C and wife of Memphis, Tenn.

Friends of Mrs. Harold Babb, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Staton, will regret to learn that

she is ill at the Greenville General Hospital.

Mr. and Mrs. Hoyt Ford and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Knight were the dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Knight recently.

Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Canham, Mr. and Mrs. Luther Waldrop, and family of Easley and Mrs. Nora Waldrop enjoyed a trip to the Fish Hatchery last Sunday.

Ansel Reynolds, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Reynolds, has recently arrived home from overseas.

Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Sprouse visited Mr. and Mrs. Furman Neal in Greenville last Sunday.

Mr. Sam Medlin has returned to work after having been ill for sometime.

Mrs. Thurman Pace was a recent visitor of Miss Sarah Canham.

Frank Owens, husband of Mrs. Ella Owens, has recently arrived in the States after spending sometime overseas.

Common Salt Is Useful Mineral

Salt is the most common mineral in existence, but do you know of any more useful? Since early times salt has been associated with value and worthiness, as witness the Biblical statement, ''Ye are the salt of the earth'' (Matthew 5:13).

To primitive people salt represented something that was not perishable and that would keep foods from spoiling; hence the sacred significance with which salt was endowed.

We find that whenever sodium chloride is named in the Bible it is done so in language stamping is as a most important essential. Especially do we notice this in directions for religious services. When Elisha sweetened the waters of Jericho he cast salt into them, illustrating the purifying properties of salt, for he said, ''I have healed these waters'' (II Kings 11).

The widespead notion that the spilling of salt produces evil consequences was probably due to the sacred character of salt in early times. Anyone having the misfortune to spill salt was supposed to incur the anger of all good spirits. Leonardo Da Vinci evidently had this superstition in mind when he portrayed an overturned salt cellar before Judas in the painting, ''The Last Supper.''

Through the ages belief in the sacred properties of salt persisted. In Scotland salt was in high repute as a charm, and the salt box was the first chattel to be removed to a new dwelling. When Robert Burns, in the year 1789, was about to occupy a new house a Ellisland, he was escorted on his route along the banks of the River Nith by a procession of relatives, and in their midst was carried a bowl of salt resting


In Eastern countries it is a time-honored custom to place salt before strangers as a token and pledge of friendship and good will.

The antiquity of the practice of using salt in confirmation of an oath is shown in the following passage form an ode of the Greek lyric poet, Archilochus, who flourished 2,000 years ago: ''Thou hast broken the solemn oath And hast disgraced the salt and the table.''

Even at the present time, Arabian princes are wont to ratify an alliance by sprinkling salt upon bread, exclaiming, ''I am the friend of thy friends, and the enemy of thine enemies.''

During the Indian mutiny of 1857 a chief motive the self-restraint among the Sepoys was the fact that they had sworn by their salt to be loyal to the English Queen.


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Theatre Guide

March 29, 1946 ''VOICE OF THE WHISTLER'' Starring: Richard Dix Lynn Merick

March 30, 1946 ''MEET ME ON BROADWAY'' Starring: Marjorie Reynolds Fred Brady Jinx Falkenberg

April 1, 1946 ''THE SPANISH MAIN'' Starring: Paul Henreid Maureen O'Hara

April 5, 1946 ''KISS AND TELL'' Starring: Shirley Temple Jerome Courtland Walter Abel

April 6, 1946 ''THE FALLEN ANGEL'' Starring: Alice Faye Dana Andrews Linda Darnell

April 8, 1946 ''HER HIGHNESS AND THE BELL BOY'' Starring: Hedy Lamar June Allyson Robert Walker

on the family Bible. Peculiar notions about the magical properties of salt were common among uneducated people in this country. In some regions, a new tenant would not move into a furnished house until all the objects therein had been thoroughly salted, with a view to the destruction of witchgerms.

''Be pleasant every morning until ten o'clock. The rest of the day will take care of itself.'' - Col. W. C. Hunter: Brass Tacks, Reilly & Lee Co., Chicago, ''Ladies Home Journal.''

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Two members of the Boys' Libaray Club recently remembered the library by donating books. These boys are Bobby Hawkins and Buddy Stephenson.

Bobby, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Hawkins, donated a very attractive book called ''It's Story Time.'' This book is suitable for the very small child and its collection of stories includes ''Red Riding Hood,'' ''Three Little Kittens,'' ''Henny Penny,'' and many other childhood favorites. We thank Bobby for this book and invite the youngsters to read it soon.

The book which Buddy donated is one of the Elson Gray series and is especially appropriate for first and second grade children. The book is beautifully illustrated and will be very interesting to the child who is just beginning to read. In addition to a nice collection of stories familiar to the child, the book also contains ''Happy Day'' stories for such occasions as Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Buddy, a son of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Stephenson, has been a member of Boys' Club for quite a while, and we appreciate his thoughtfulness in donating this book.

Although this suggestion may seem somewhat belated, we feel that it will be welcomed by the housewife who is still confronted with the question of what to do with the beautiful Christmas cards received during the holiday season. Those who consider such cards too pretty to destroy will probably be interested in knowing that they can be used to an advantage. Acording to an item appearing in ''The Baptist Courier'' for January 10, 1946, the Save the Children Federation can use these cards to the delight and cultural benefit of

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Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Atkinson, of Slater, S. C., announce the birth of an 8 1/2 pound son at the J. Marion Simms Memorial Hospital, Greenville, S. C., on March 1, 1946. The little boy has been named Robert Irvin.

Mrs. Atkinson is the former Miss Doris Franklin of MeCormick and Greenville, S. C.

The proud father holds the position of Industrial Relations Manager with Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc.

children. The Federation carries on its services to underprivileged children in remote rural schools where attractive pictures are seldom seen. Just put as many cards as you wish into a package, write your name and address on the outside, and mail to Save the Children Workroom, 8 Washington Place, New York 3, N. Y. Upon receipt of your cards, the Federation will assort and forward them to area centres for direct distribution.

We are anxious to enlist all children between the ages of 3 and 12 in the library clubs. Any child within this age range is urged to join the group to which he is best suited according to age. The schedule of club meetings is as follows: Girls' Club (Age 8-12) - Mon. P. M. at 3 o'clock. Boys' Club (Age 8-12) - Wed. P. M. at 3 o'clock Story Hour (Age 3-7) - Thurs. P. M. at 3 o'clock (1st & 2nd) Sts.) Story Hour (Age 3-7) - Fri. P. M. at 3 o'clock (3rd & 4th Sts.)

''If I am walking with two men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of one and imitate them, and the bad points of another and correct them in myself.'' - Confucius

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The Slater News continues to welcome our veterans back from service. We are glad to have these men back on the job and hope that they are as glad to be back as we are glad to have them back. In this issue, we wish to especially welcome the following named men:

Thomas C. Hawkins

Prior to his entry into the service in the U. S. Army Air Corps, Hawkins was employed here as a Loom Fixer, having come with this company in 1941. He received his Honorable Discharge from service on November 1, 1945 and returned here as a Loom Fixer on November 11, 1945. Before being discharged, he had risen to the grade of Sgt.

John F. Reynolds

Ex-Cpl Reynolds entered our employ in August, 1942 as a Cloth Doffer. He received his call in March, 1943 and joined the U. S. Army Air Corps in which he served nine months in the States. He was then sent overseas and spent 18 months in the European Theater of Operations where he participated in eight major battles. Cpl. Reynolds received his Honorable Discharge on October 7, 1945 and returned to his work here on November 11 of that year.

Cecil Newton Duncan

Duncan was working in our Preparation Department when he received his call to the colors in June, 1942. He was stationed in the States for 12 months before going overseas and then served 28 months with the 337th Engineers. One year of his overseas service was spent in active combat where he participated in four major campaigns. He returned to his work here in October, 1945, having received his Honorable Discharge that same month. On February 8, 1946, he left our employ.

Joe E. Ellenburg

This man joined the Slater Company in 1943 as a Weaver, but before entering service in the U. S. Navy in February, 1945, he had been promoted to a Loom Fixer. He was in service approximately nine months, two of which were spent in the States and seven months were spent overseas. He was not in active combat, but served in combat zones in the Pacific and European Theatres. Upon receipt of his Honorable Discharge in November, 1945, he returned to his work here.

Edgar D. Finley

When called into service in August of 1942, Ex-Cpl. Finley was employed here as a Loom Cleaner in our Weaving Department. He served 13 months in the States before going overseas. While in the States, he suffered a broken arm causing him to be hospitalized for several weeks. Upon being sent to the European Theatre of Operations, he saw active combat service in France. He received his Honorable Discharge on November 13, 1945, and in that month, returned to his work here at Slater.

John Charles Laws

This veteran was working as a Yarn Man in our plant when

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In memory of our dear son and brother, Sgt. Fred T. Chandler. Just one year ago, March 29, 1945, he gave his life for his country, loved ones and friends.

We miss you so, no one will ever know. Though we're no longer together, your memories go where we go. We were so proud of you. Now you're sleeping in Ham, Luxemburg, far over the sea. We know your thoughts were with us when you died for the land of the brave and free. You were so loving and so kind; loved by family, friends and all. Everyone prayed for you. Prayed that God's will be done, and we know that He knows best. We know that in Heaven is a brighter and sweeter place. We are trying to be brave and look on the brighter side. We're trusting that we'll meet you someday. Jesus is our Savior and guide. Father, Mother, Brother and Sisters.

he entered the Navy in March, 1943. After spending four months in the States in which he received his training, he went to sea with the Fleet, spending 22 months in all in overseas service where he saw service in the African, European and Pacific Theaters. He returned to his work here in November, 1945 after receiving his Honorable Discharge. He was a S-1/C when discharged.

Jasper R. Tripp

Jasper was employed as a Smash Hand here when he entered the Army in March of 1945. He had been employed since 1942 and had risen from a Loom Cleaner to a Smash Hand when he entered service. He received his Honorable Discharge on October 12, 1945 and immediately returned to work as a Smash Hand here at Slater.

Joseph Bliss McCall

Bliss had been employed at Slater for quite some time when called in the service with the Marines in 1943. On July 1, 1943. he received a Medical Discharge. In August, 1943, he returned to work here and worked until April, 1945 when he joined the Norfolk, Va. Baseball Club of the Va. League where he toiled as a pitcher, winning 10 games while losing six. At the conclusion of the baseball season, he returned to his work here, but will probably play professional baseball again this year.

Marion L. Cody

Cody had worked here for quite some time as a Weaver and Smash Hand in Weave Room No. 3 of this Plant when he entered the Army in June, 1941. Cody became an instructor for other men where he taught basic training to infantrymen, and, also, held classes in chemical warfare. At the time of his discharge he was a S/Sgt. He received his Honorable Discharge on November 8, 1945 and returned to work here as a Smash Hand on December 1, 1945.

Clifford E. Moody

Moody entered service on December 1, 1941 and when called to defend his country,

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(Photograph of three children)

Cancer Struck All Three

c Memorial Cancer Center Between the ages of 5 and 19 years, cancer kills more children than all of the following diseases combined: Scarlet Fever, Infantile Paralysis, Typhoid Fever, Meningitis, Peritonitis, Diptheria, Dysentery, Diarrhea and Malaria.

The American Cancer Society states that, contrary to common misconception, cancer is not solely a disease of middle or old age Guard those you love from this scourge of childhood.

Shower Honors Martha Taylor

Martha Taylor, bride-elect of April, was honored last Wednesday evening at a shower given at the home of Mrs. K. D. Lawton, of Cureton Street in Greenville.

After several interesting games were played, delicious refreshments were served. Martha was then presented with many beautiful and useful gifts.

Hostesses for this occasion were Mrs. Connie Henderson, Mrs. Martha Stewart, and Mrs. Catherine Ivester.

Miss Taylor is an employee in the office of Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc. Those attending were as follows: Lucille Cunningham, Ruth Taylor, Betty McMullan, Billie Hamilton, Connie Henderson, Polly Barnes, Gene Cason, Jeanne Ernest, Betty Foster, Betty Pope, and Elizabeth Ammons.

was working in our Weaving Department. He served 18 months in the States where he received special training with the Field Artillery and then spent the next 13 months overseas with the Field Artilley Battalion in the European Theatre of Operations where he participated in four major engagements. After receiving his Honorable Discharge in November, 1945, he returned to his job here in the Weaving Department.

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Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Wheeler, of Bruni, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Johnnie Lee, to Frank A. Hinton, Yeoman 3/C, son of Mrs. Ethel Hinton of Slater, S. C.

The wedding will take place early June, exact date to be announced later.

Seniors Present (Con't. from page 1, col. 2)

Kenneth McLaurin, the young married couple - Francis Miller and Bryson Cole; Pernicious and Anemia Peters, porter and chamber maid - Ophelia Riley and Dillard Veal; Francine Hoyt, a friend of the McLaurins' - Elsie Pittman; her fiance, Russell Logan - Fred Cashion; Professor Paxton, a professional hypnotist - Ray Johnson; Rosita Gondelez, his fiancee - Elizabeth Ballenger; Sappington Tuppy, Kenneths' uncle - Clelle Buchanan; and Tabitha Todd, Lovice's aunt - Angelan Hunt.

The play is being directed by Miss Wilma McAbee, class sponsor. Admission for school children is 17c and for adults and others is 27c.

''A good neighbour is a fellow who smiles at you over the back fence, but doesn't climb it.'' - Arthur ''Bugs'' Baer, ''Ladies Home Journal''

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Clarissa Camden attended a birthday dinner last Sunday in honor of her great grandfather, Mr. Stephen Goldsmith, of Travelers Rest.

Harold Julian spent a very enjoyable Sunday recently visiting his brother, James Julian, of Forest City, N. C.

Betty Pope spent the weekend in Union with her parents, Dr. and Mrs. R. R. Pope.

Vera Hembree was very happy to have her fiance, Jimmie Bollock of Camp Lejeune, N. C. and Renfrew, home for the weekend.

Gene Ernest, along with several friends, motored to Charlotte last Sunday.

Thelma Bledsoe and daughter, Betty Claire, spent the weekend in Spartanburg with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Knox.

Maxine Carter had as her recent guests from Charlotte, N. C. Mr and Mrs. William Bane, Mrs. Frances Stanley, and Miss Jack Matthews.

Wallace Sutton spent last weekend at his home in Rocky Mount, N. C.

Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Chandler spent the weekend in Anderson as the guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Melton.

Mary Stone had as her dinner guests last Sunday Louise and David Smith, of Greenville.

Mr. Alexander recently spent a few days in Atlanta on business.

Slater Goes Off Government Goods

The Slater Manufacturing Co., Inc. has recently gone off of Government goods entirely, and its entire output is going to the civilian market. This may come as a surprise to some of the employees of the company because a number of fabrics are still being made which formerly went to fill Government contracts.

This company will continue to put into its product the high skill and workmanship for the civilian market as when it was making goods for the armed forces during the war.


Mrs. Margaret Link has a good variety of strawberry plants for sale. If you are interested, you may contact her at her home in Marietta or in the Cloth Room.


One 5-room frame house and 10 acres of land located on Tal-- ley Bridge Road one mile east of Slater. Has small orchard, spring and branch. Priced at $2100. See C. L. Hargrove, Rt. No. 1, Marietta, S. C.

''The well of Providence is deep. It is the buckets we bring to it that are small.'' - Mary Webb, ''Ladies Home Journal''

''An egotist is not a man who thinks too much of himself; he is a man who thinks too little of other people.'' - Anon

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