News of Yore: Martin Slaughter and John Mason

Herald Statesman (Yonkers, NY) 1/14/1933

Martin Offers Unique Sketch
Ambitious Major Artist Gets $1 Cash Reward

Galloping away with honors in the pen and ink sketch contest, Martin Slaughter wins $1 in cash today for creating the best drawing of the week.

This is not the first time Martin has been honored in the drawing contest, for he has been praised on numerous occasions when he has presented splendid work. In fact, he is considered one of the club’s best artists.

In addition to being an active contributor to the page, Martin is active in club affairs, too. He is a member off the Journalism Club, and one of the officers, as well.

Martin, who is sixteen, lives at 8 Orchard Street. He is a Junior at the Gorton High School.

Why don’t you send Martin a Complimentogram to praise him for his clever drawing. He’ll appreciate your message very much, for he is eager to know if you enjoy his work.

Herald Statesman 10/19/1951

Herald Statesman, 11/6/1980

Looking back over his 30 years in business, Yonkers’ John Mason recalls when he founded John Mason and Co. at 53 S. Broadway in ’50—that is now Mason and Gore at 16 School St. Artist Martin Slaughter, a former high school classmate, shared John’s original office space as a free lancer and stayed on as art director for 10 years. Two principal early accounts were Dellwood Dairy and the former Central National Bank and a first project was development of the “Buy, Bank, Boost Yonkers” ad campaign for Central. The agency also was involved in the ad campaign to promote Central Charge, forerunner of bank-sponsored credit card systems that later became Master Charge. Subsequently, the agency went to direct mail advertising, entered a 22-year association with Yonkers Savings Bank as its ad agency and merged with Frank Gore’s Yonkers Advertising and Business Service to become Mason and Gore. John says its accounts include banks retailers, manufacturers, etc….He’s a founding director of the Northwest Yonkers Civic Association and Yonkers Citizens Union, helped organize the Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Club and has served as a director of the Westchester Ad Club, Yonkers Council of Churches and numerous agencies….He’s an alumnus of Rochester Institute of Technology and Columbia U.

Martin W. Slaughter

June 20, 1916, Massachusetts – October 6, 2006, New York
Social Security Death Index

John E. Mason
1916, New York –
U.S. Army, World War II Enlistment Record

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