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OUR NEW YEAR
. Yes, 1942 is here. What does it hold
in store for the employees of Ecusta?
Living in this period, the most criti
cal of any period’in our history, not
one of us can answer that question.
Each employee must determine for
himself what this new year holds for
him and must realize that this should
be a year of greater endeavor toward
cooperating with our fellows. As is
so often the case, we have through
comparison, been brought to a full
realization of our opportunities and
privileges as Americans. One glimpse
into the lives of the peoples of war-
torn Europe makes us soberly aware
of our superior way of life. We are
also made to realize our responsibility
as a great and powerful democracy,
in the new year and in all years to
come. We sometimes wonder what we
can do, as individuals, to make our
presence an asset to a nation iti-
volved in a world crisis, but living
Americanism as a democratic people
is our problem solved. Americans are
loyal, cooperative, generous and un
derstanding but above all, Americans
are free. YOU are an American.
Anne Lou Hamlin.
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Schepkowski wish
to express thanks and appreciation
for the beautiful gifts received from
the Stitching Dept., The Handbook
let Dept, and those others in Cham
pagne Paper Corporation.
Refining “D” Data
Everyone in the Refining Depart
ment reports a most enjoyable Christ
mas. Members of this shift hereby ex
press their sincere appreciation to
our president, Mr. Harry H. Straus,
for the Christmas remembrance which
we each received on December 19.
. Mr. and and Mrs. Fred Bishop
motored to Greensboro for the Christ
mas holidays. . . . B. Queen came
back to work the day after Christmas
telling us what he planned to do on
Christmas day. Wonder why he was
so mixed up with the dates? . . •
Could his trip to Canada (Jackson
County) have had something to do
with it. . . . J. B. Middleton sat up
the entire Christmas eve night watch
ing in vain for Santa Claus. ... If
General McArthur could be in the
locker room at certain times he could
leam just how to “lick” the Jap's.
Plenty of good advice wasted in there
every day. . . . Can’t understand why
Pat Poort weighs the same after eat
ing his lunch as he does before. . . .
Our shift seems to be having a con
test to see who can make and break
the most New Year’s resolutions.
Whew! We were both glad and
surprised to learn that shift “D” rated
tops on keeping the Refining Depart
ment clean during the past month,
Let’s keep it up.
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Note: Two persons may own a Bond
You may name one individual as co
owner with you. Either co-owner may
redeem the Bond without the signa
ture of the other.
3. In the name of one person and
another person as beneficiary.
Note: Bond may be redeemed Only
by the owner during lifetime. Bene
ficiary may redeem Bond only if he or
she survives the owner.
Any regular employee may parti
cipate in the Plan. Temporary or cas
ual workers are not eligible. No one
is obligated in any way to sign up
for participation; it is to be wholly
voluntary on the part of the em
m. Principal Features of the Plan
A. It is wholly voluntary on the
part of the employees to authorize
monthly deductions from their earn
ings for the purchase of Bonds as
specified. Such deductions to be made
continuously until the authorization
is cancelled or changed.
B. The amounts so deducted will be
retained until the total accumulated
is sufficient to purchase one Bond.
When the required amount ($18.75)
has been accumulated, the Company
will purchase a Bond registered in
the name or names as requested by the
employee. Bonds so purchased will
be delivered to the employee by the
Company as soon as possible after
the proper registration.
C. Authorization may be cancelled
by the employee at any time by writ
ten notice delivered to Mr. Wells at
least 10 days before any payday. As
soon after receipt of cancellation as
practicable, the Company will refund
to the employee the total accumulated
value of deductions then standing to
his or her credit.
D. As the Company receives no in
terest, no interest will be paid by
the Company on amounts deducted
and withheld for the purchase of
Son: “Dad, I got into an awful mess
in school today.”
Pete: “What h£^ppened?”
Son: “Remember, when I asked you
how much a million dollars was? Well,
‘a helluva lot’ isn’t the right answer."
E. Once the Company has purchased
a Bond and delivered it to the em
ployee, the Company’s responsibility
for that particular Bond ceases, and
the safekeeping and protection of it
is then up to the employee owner and
the United States Treasury Depart
ment or duly authorized Federal Re
serve Bank. Neither the Company nor
any of its officials can act for the own
er in such instances.
IV. Payroll Deduction Authorization
Employees desiring to participate in
the Plan will be furnished with cards
upon which they will authorize the
amount to be deducted each month,
together with the name or names for
registration and their addresses.
V. Schedule of Deductions
A. Beginning with the month during
which the authorization is signed, (if
before the 15th day of the month,
otherwise in following month) the
amount-designated will be deducted,
and it will be deducted monthly
thereafter so long as the Plan is in
force, or until cancelled by the em
ployee. If in any monthly period, de
duction cannot conveniently be made
in full because the pay due is in
sufficient, the deduction under the
Plan for that month will be suspend
ed. Deduction in the amount author
ized will be resumed in the following
Mr. Hap Collins wishes to thank
his many friends in Ecusta and the
Converter Building for their help
during his recent seige of illness.
Better start collecting old rubber
heels, hot water bottles, old pencil
erasers and rubber bands, Frankie.
That is the only thing left to recap
We took our dictionary with us
when we went over to the cafeteria
for lunch the other day. However we
failed to decipher the menu. Will Mr.
Boyd please recommend the proper
code so some of us plain folk can
identify some of those swell dishes.
That sweet little girl who wanted
to know why we called it “Cast Iron’
certainly did get a screwy definition.
Seems they call it “Cast Iron” is be
cause it is cast from one place to
another in the machine shop.
Champagne Machine Shop.
Printing Personnel Affected
Uncle Sam is cutting into the Per
sonnel of the Printing Department.
R. Hedge has enlisted in the Air
E. Conley was recalled by the Army.
J. Blackwell also left for the Air
Good luck to all of them.
Fritz Haehnel spent his vacation in
New York, had a good time and his
car did not break down. Pretty tough
if the car loses the rear end on your
vacation, isn’t it?
Everyone has brought in the New
Year 0. K., just a few hangovers,
So here goes for a happy new year
and a better one.
B. In the case of advance pay for
the deduction period on account of
vacations or otherwise, deductions au
thorized will be made from such ad
C. The TiiiniTninn monthly deduc
tion wiU be $1.50 for each $25 Bond.
Higher amounts are permissible but
must be in multiples of 75c. The
amounts of monthly deductions can
be altered or changed from time to
time provided such changes are al
ways 75c or multiples of 75c and do
not reduce the minimum deduction
of $1.50 per Bond.
VI. Changes in Payroll Deduction
A. An employee who desires to can
cel his or her payroll deduction auth
orization may do so by signing a can
cellation form and delivering the same
to Mr. Wells at least ten days before
any pay day, and the amount then
standing to his or her credit will be
B. A new Payroll Deduction Author
ization Card must be completed and
signed when an employee wishes to
raise or lower the amounts of deduc
tions as described in paragraph C un
der V above.
C. No partial withdrawals or loans
can be made from accumulated de
D. When an employee leaves the
service of the Company, for any rea
son whatever, the Payroll Deduction
Authorization will be automatically
cancelled, and the Company will pay
to such employee the total accumu
lated deductions then standing to his
or her credit, unless a Bond has al
ready been purchased, in which case
the Bond will be delivered as soon
E. In the event of the death of an
employee, the Company will pay the
accumulated value of deductions then
standing to his or her credit to the
VII. Purchase of Bonds
A. When an employee’s accumulated
deductions total $18.75, a Bond will
be purchased and registered in the
way designated on the Payroll Deduc
tion Authorization Card and delivered
to the employee just as soon as prac
ticable after registration has been
completed. Any odd amount left after
the purchase of a Bond will be car
ried forward to the employee’s credit
against the purchase price of the next
The new Ecusta Library is now in
full swing and you would be amazefl
at the interest already shown. All em
ployees are welcome to use books ^
any time. Get into the habit of reading
at least a book each week. . . . Other
inter-department ten pin teams had
better watch out for the office team-
Pete “Red Light” Eberle has a
ball and they tell me that it has loa“®
of good games left in it, . . •
those in doubt about the new con
struction beyond the office bldg» ^
will be a green house for Mr. Vann^n
and his Research Department. • • ’
It’s really a treat to watch Bruce
nolds, “Knuckle Ball” Morris ^
Charlie Colwell battle it out for
average on each Monday night at tn
bowling alleys. Come on out and see
for yourselves. . . . Action is at ^
premium each lunch hour betwe®^
members of the Maintenance Dep^^
ment during their horseshoe matcb^'
... It is interesting to not that G. J’
Cushing of the Maintenance Dept, d*
the best job of guessing the fj''
highest ranking football teams
the past season. He guesses the thre
first top teams almost in the orde
of the Williamson rating. • • •
Burch didn’t do so badly either;
picked four teams out of the ten hi^
est. ... I am sure everyone will d
glad when the canteen is complete ^
Incidentally, it will be changed
cafe service just as soon as the A ^
ishing touches are applied. . • •
Recreation Department is glad to a
nounce that within a short wb
there will be a good supply of lijj
graph records for the new radio- • ' ^
The Christmas bonus was certainly ‘
pleasant surprise to us all. This is 3
other confirmation of the fact tn^
we have the finest and most coosj^^
erate organization in the South,
employee said that his only bonus ^ '
ing ten years service with ano^ ,
company was a pocket knife
his tenth year. Is it any wonder
he hardly knew how to act wheo
received his Christmas present? •
Don’t be surprised if you see ^
people riding bicycles to and
Brevard in the next few weeks- •
Local barber shops are attempti>^^
I set a fair price on hair cuts
tain men here at Ecusta. . . •
English, D. J. Luther, Tom
and Walter Straus are kicking li^^®
I devil on the current prices.
I Cavalry Captain: “Say, where is
little roan mare I told you to
I shod?” .(jii
Draftee: “Omigosh, Captain, dio
Isay SHOD?” ^
B. The date of issue of the
will be the first of the current lU® ^
during which the Governmeii^^,
ceives the money for its
The cash surrender value is
than the cost after one year froi®
I of issue.
j A. After the inauguration °
Plan, employees can participate ^
any time they should so desir®
I completing and signing a PayroU
jduction Authorization Card whi^' TO ,
I available at the Personnel Offif®'
B. The Plan is subject to revisi’’^J^.
j discontinuance at any time at J
discretion of Ecusta Paper CorP Vj
C. It is to be definitely under® jjl w
jthat all rights and obligations
tion to the Bonds, once they
livered to the employee, are
the employee and the United ^ ^ ®
(Government. Ecusta Paper
tion simply handles the purchase
registration of the Bonds for th® \