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are Volume No. 2
PISGAH FOREST, N. C
November, 1941 Number 8
TO START SOON
the vocational class in shop
The itice is now getting started
ay f' at Ecusta Paper Corpora-
,nd iS- ine purpose of this class
3 pve our employees who
aii^erested in shop work an
Tiber ^ learn a trade
r of more
:ry le to themselves and to the
CoiflPpany. A plan has been
01^ in cooperation with
00151 1 J;®, Department of Voca-
;nr C‘^ • ^^'^cation and with the
Within Industry Di-
the Office of Produc-
Management. Classes will
way as soon as a few
issary materials, which
—*^een ordered, can arrive,
ne tentative plan provides
class room instruction for
and one-half hours, two
lings per week. The classes
meet on Tuesday and
ei*sd^ay evenings from 7:00
he first subject to be taught
oe mathematics, and as the
'se progresses other sub-
a in which there is a suf-
will be studied.
Harrison, from the
’ ° Engineering Dte-
serve as mathe-
^ mstructors. The courses
P ® to the employees
lesrRplf 9^a^Pagne, and
1 Corporations. If
Y.^ployee is interested in
inng in this class, he should
; to the foreman
ro to the prop-
i V'-ontinued on page 4)
fO DRAFTEES FOR
lONlB OF OCTOBER
Thpv from Ecus-
kn been em-
I the Engineering Of-
ter n the Refining
noQ^gPartment since Nov.
fd have not
s hnf e^ither of these
-e u«? o promised to
end 1, ay has promised
the pprjk^^casional article
: ther?”^.-, understand
nsvlvam* he no call for
‘emb^r P^^hably not for
In the Hospital Extra edition of THE ECHO, published in
October, I appealed to you on behalf of a contribution towards
the Transylvania Community Hospital.
I am delighted to report the whole-hearted support which
has been given to this worthy cause.
All the figures are not as yet available, but out of our 1,626
employees, 1,475 (or 92%) have so far contributed, which is
a very gratifying result.
The final figures will be brought to your attention as soon as
they are computed, but we estimate that, they will amount to
the sizeable sum of $10,000 collected from you.
As promised you before, it affords me great pleasure to match
each and every dollar which you gave, with one of ours.
I know that all of you will feel more comfortable in knowing
that we are going to have a modem hospital in Brevard, and,
as promised you before, I will personally take an interest in its
management and. see that it will always be all that, can be ex
Again I say, “Thank You.”
HARRY H. STRAUS, President.
SUPERINTENDENTS ARE CUESTS OF ECUSTA
RAYMOND BENNETT ELECTED SECOND
On October 24th and 25th Ecusta Paper Corporation and
Champion Paper and Fibre Corporation were hosts to the
Southeastern Convention of Pulp and Paper Mill Superintend
ents. The headquarters for the convention was Grove Park Inn
where all business sessions were held. On Friday, the 24th, the
delegates to the convention visited Ecusta Paper Corporation
and were conducted on a tour through the mill. They were
divided into groups of ten and each group had a guide who con
ducted the tour. The tour began by an inspection of the Filter
Plant, Turbine and Boiler Room. The visitors were then taken
to the warehouses where a large quantity of flax is stored and
where Mr. L. F. Dixon answered many questions in regard to
our raw materials. The groups then proceeded through the vari
ous departments of the mill watching the process by which
cigarette paper is manufactured.
After the tour of the mill was completed the delegates were
guests of Ecusta Paper Corporation at a dinner in the new
cafeteria where they were entertained with pictures showing
the growing of flax. The guests were then taken to the Brevard
County Club where they witnessed an exhibition of square
dancing by Speedy Jones and his Little River square dance
^^^On Saturday after the business meetings, the convention was
brought to a close with a banquet and a dance in the ballroom
of the Grove Park Inn. Mr. Bennett was toastmaster, and Mr.
Harry H. Straus was the chief speaker of the occasion. Mr.
Straus was introduced by Mr. Reuben Robert^n, Vice President
of Champion Paper and Fibre Company, who Paid tribute to
Mr. Straus’s outstanding accomplishments in the field oi human
, X.- rrv,^ ^-p T\/r« Q+T*Qiia’ siHrlrpsa was. We ouper-
relations. The subject of Mr. Straus address was,
intendents—Our Duties and Responsibilities.” , „ -r, +i.
At the business session on Saturday, Mr. Raymond r. Bennett,
General Superintendent of Ecusta Paper Corporation, was elect-
prl Second Vice-President of the Association for the coming
vear The other officers were: Chairman, Mr. William Robert-
nf the Champion Paper and Fibre Corporation, Canton, N.
r • First Vice-President, Mr. Howard Wehr, of the Mead Cor
poration Lynchburg, Va.; Third Vice-President, Mr. Charles
w Qr.«Tiffler of the Standard Paper Manufacturing Company,
Rirhmond Va.; Secretary and Treasurer, Mr. B. E. Tweed, of
the Mead Corporation, Lynchburg, Va.
m YOU KNOW....
Recently, someone suggested
that the “Echo” print some
thing in regard to the different
points of interest here at Ecus
ta. Below are some of the
answers to this suggestion:
1. Our Cafeteria has a ca-
nacity for 380 persons.
2. Our Filter Plant has 11
filter beds. It is the largest
Filter Plant in the South, and
could supply a city of 150,000
inhabitants by its daily capa
city of 25,000,000 gallons.
3. Our reservoir pumps can
pump on an average of 19,250
gallons per minute.
4. The flat top reservoir at
our plant has a capacity of
800.000 gallons, while the
dome top reservoirs have a 1,-
500.000 gallon capacity.
The dome-style reservoirs are
the largest of their type in
existence. The overhead ser
vice tank has a capacity of 250,-
000 gajllons; the larger over
head tank next to the Digester
Building holds 500,000 gallons;
the wash water tank by the
filter plant, 150,000; and the
fire tank, 100,000.
5. The two new boilers
have a normal capacity of 41,-
500 lbs. of steam per hour each
and the two old ones 27,500
6. The two top silos at the
one end of the boiler are for
coal and the lower one is for
r I-1.-stack is 225
feet high, 10 feet in diameter at
the top, and 19 feet at the bot
a coal storage
01 lo,000 tons; our maximum
daily use will average 160 tons.
1 warehouse holds
J>400 tons of flax. Flax comes
rrom Minnesota and California.
We use 30,000 tons of flax per
One country—the best on the
face of the earth;
One people—and true, by
adoption or birth;
One language—unspoken by
tyrant or slave;
One banner—the Flag of the
tree and the brave.
From ocean to ocean, from
valley to crag;
One country—one people—
one language—one Flag.
Those who expect too much
of their friendships have few
^^yes reaay lor
^iss Justine Williams, Women’s
■^creation Director, will act in the
^Pacity of librarian and will be on
«and from 8:45 A. M., until 5:00
to issue books. The books
1, loaned for a period of one
week. However, if the reader re
quires more time, books may be re
newed for an additional week.
We have in our files a request
list so in the event that you do not
find your reading interests on our
shelves we shouid appreciate your
suggestions for f uture book orders.
Among the marW famous authors
no dep. 1 dep.
no dep. 1 dep. 2 dep
$ 750 1
1 $ 0.
Mr. A. J. Loeb, better known to
Ecustans as “Art” Loeb, recently
returned to Brevard. Mr. Loeb is
Vice Pres, of the California Central
Fibre Corporation and has been lo
cated at El Centro, Calif., for the
past year. On Nov. 12, Mr. Loeb
was married to the former Miss
Kathleen Vachreau of Wausau,
Wis. The ceremony took place in
Chicago and their honeymoon was
spent in Florida. We extend our
very best wishes to the bride an-
groom and hope that their stM-
here will be an extended one. )e.