Florence Morning News Newspaper Archives Sep 9 1957, Page 7

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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - September 9, 1957, Florence, South CarolinaMonday morning september i news a Pagini census tells All to Siept 8 in probably did t Avic any there Silver dollars i mat yeast am chances Are you d never less that Iii 1965 american motor vehicle travel totalled dream ranchers drove All night for singing on mountains in North Carolina slim Mims ii slim s career As entertainer was always off course until he came Home from War second of a two part article on slim minis Florence s Vest Era and Folk music entertainer by Jimmy Walker morning news cd Lar editor Sling Mims was still playing around with music when he came from the War and a round of in social visits around the Pacific islands on Board an amphibious Landing Craft. The Crew had fashioned him a guitar out of Odds and ends and demanded he play for them. He had Learned too How to navigate and charted the ship towards san Francisco missing the Golden Gate Bridge by 1 degree. H seemed his career at an entertainer was always slightly off course too. He was thinking seriously of chucking it for a degree in textile designing something with a steady income not subject to the caprices of open dates and empty houses. The word got around quickly that slim was hom6 again and he began getting Telephone Calls to play Here and urrere with one combo or another. Music is Woven much deeper in him than fabrics and in a few or months he was planning again. The dream new. Hatch boys began a they started a radio show in Dillon opening the new station there each noon. By the second week mail was pouring inf a sack full at a time. Personal appearances were coming again and slim worked hard with each member of the band blending him to the Souna that 20 years ago had been too advanced.1 they stayed in Dillon 14 months then came to Florence to another radio show. It was about this time slim put his foot Down and he audiences went for it like roast ing ears. A e Good showmanship to gel on a Persona Baste with your he said that s what Tincle ugly tries to As the band Leader slim is a of statuesque Man. As of Uncle he s Cornball antics h a Clown costume about 1948, slim began carrying Money along with his Bills. Where Jie dream ranch boys were play ing for night they began a. Getting As much As a stint in rec Nellle n. C. Pulled in thousands More fan letters. They v used to dump the letters in the trunk and Back seat and haul them Back to Florence. One sure sign things were looking up the Man in the Back seat no longer had to be packed underneath the Bass fiddle and bump his head going on trips like in the old Days a Cadillac with a Long trunk carried most of the instruments. Slim and his boys still had time for other matters than plug i Ging themselves. Onic night he de toured on a trip to stage a sur poise parly for his Mothr Katie on her 60th birthday. She had All her favorite songs serenaded by the band. Another time the band went without sleep All night driving from Florence to Greenville for a pro Gram then All the Way across North Carolina to participate in the Mountain All Day sunday at Grandfather s Man. Slim s band took on a vocalist paid Fay under unusual Circum stances in 1953. Slim got the girl but the band got a Singer. Wall Streeter hesitated but consumer did by the associated press if Wall Street hesitated abot he future the consumer did no he went right on merrily Burih department store sales ran Abov a year ago As they have Don most of this year. A newspaper Survey disclosed depart me stores in the important new Yor northeastern new Jersey area a record August sales last Mont moreover the consumer was willing to go into debt to g what he wanted. The Feder Reserve Board noted consumer in Ballment credit jumped 355 Mil Ion dollars in july. Last july a Hen it was a lot easier to borrow tie jump was Only 213 million America s de army and official full House 03% . Are you aware that on Jam i 956, there were nearly 383 million Hickens in these United states and that those chickens. Or others be them produced 61 of Elloh eggs using the year these Genis of facts and figures Ere revealed today in 4 fascinating Book with a deadly Dull title statistical abstract of the unit d states i957-. It was compiled y the census Bureau and if it roves any thing it proves that the Hesus Bureau does t just count counts everything. For instance it counted

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