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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., March 28, 1946 No. 6
Slater Mill
SLATER, SO. CAROLINA
1943

Visual Service
To Be Offerd
By The Company

The Slater Manufacturing
Company is one of the first
plants in South Carolina to of-
fer visual service to its em-
ployees through the use of the
Ortho-Rater, an instrument ob-
tained from the Bausch and
Lomb Optical Company of
Rochester, N. Y.

The chief purpose of the Or-
tho-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 main-
taining desirable vision. Since
one's vision is subject to
change, it is quite helpful to
have the eyes checked at cer-
tain intervals so that corrective
measures can be taken as often
as needed. However, no attempt
will be made to diagnose or cor-
rest inferior vision. The Com-
pany will merely suggest to
such persons that they consult
their own eye doctors.

The Ortho-Rater service will
not only benefit present em-
ployees, but it will also be help-
ful to new employees who en-
ter the plant, due to the fact
that visual tests aid in the
proper placement of the em-
ployee. 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)
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Master Clock Is
Now At Mill Shop

The Master Clock that ticked
for so many years in the office
building housing the Employ-
ment 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 bat-
teries are again charged. Ac-
cordingly, 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]

[Column 2]
SENIORS PRESENT
PLAY HERE SOON

The senior class of the
Slater-Marietta School will pre-
sent 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 in-
vited.

"Look Me In The Eye" is a
three-act play by Jay Tobias.
The play takes place in the Mc-
Laurin 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 newly-
weds who have married against
the wishes of their relatives
which turns out to be a good
deal of a quack remedy. Ken-
neth 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. Immedi-
ately 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 ama-
teur hypnotist, hypnotizes the
cook, leaving her under the de-
lusion 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 pos-
sible 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)
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Black Walnut Saplings
Have Been Transplanted

About 2,000 black walnut
trees have recently been trans-
planted 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 suit-
able for transplanting.

Mr. George H. Van Yahres
originally began work with
these trees, and the transplant-
ing 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 inter-
ested 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 base-
ball world, and at one time,
played with the New York
Yankees. Cashion, in his play-
ing days, was a catcher.

James H. "Slick" Oglesby
and Barney E. Dewease were
elected Business Manager and
Assistant Business Manager re-
spectively 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 play-
ing 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 um-
pires 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.
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SLATER HALL GETS
NEW EXTINGUISHERS

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 py-
renne type is used in case of
fire resulting from greases, oils,
etc.

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

NOTICE
The Slater - Marietta
School will be closed Fri-
day, March 29, in order
that the teachers may at-
tend the South Carolina
Education meeting in
Columbia. This will be the
last holiday for pupils un-
til commencement in May.

[End of column 3]

[Column 4]
GIRL SCOUT TROOP
ATTENDS MEETING

Monday afternoon, March 11,
two scouts and a leader from
the Brownie, Intermediate, and
Senior Girl Scouts of Slater at-
tended a county rally at the
American Legion Hut in
Greenville. This rally was call-
ed 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 war-
torn countries of the world.

The girls enjoyed many ex-
citing games during the after-
noon.

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 collect-
ed 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 Sla-
ter is planning to study interior
decorating in the home, and as
an outdoor project are plan-
ning to study the various
kinds of birds to be found in
this part of the country. The
troop is also keeping a scrap-
book, 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 Sig-
rid Gosnell; Intermediate
Troop: Miss Williams, leader,
Madge Robinson, and Helen
Connor; Senior Troop: Miss
Loftis, leader, Patricia Sum-
mey, and Mary Dodson.

Transportation to this meet-
ing was furnished by the Sla-
ter Community Association.
At the conclusion of the
Greenville meeting, delicious re-
freshments consisting of dough-
nuts and Coca-Colas were
served.
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Halls At Building Get
Fresh Coats Of Paint

Both the downstairs and up-
stairs 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 recreation-
al 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 Home-
makers' Association met at the
school house and traveled in the
River Falls School Bus to Wil-
liamston 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 Vas-
sey from our Slater-Marietta J.
H. A. She was a candidate for
a district officer and respresent-
ed 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 Slater-
Marietta Association entered
were: the Renovated Garment
Contest represented by Eliza-
(Con't. on page 2, col. 3)
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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 devotion-
al, which was followed by a
short business session.

At the close of the meeting,
the hostess served lovely re-
freshments consisting of sand-
wiches, grape punch, ice cream,
and cake.

Those present were as fol-
lows: Mrs. Bessie Hill, Mrs.
Paul Foster, Mrs. Delia Miller,
Mrs. Robert Godfrey, Mrs. Jet-
tie 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 Comp-
ton, 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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