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Organ of Employees at
Ecusta Paper Corporation
Champagne Paper Corporation
and Endless Belt Company
Editor ...... Miss Justine Williams
Published Monthly at
PISGAH FOREST, N. C.
Printed by Champagne Job Printing
We don’t like to start the new
year by trampling toes but since no
statement regarding library regula
tions has been made up to this time,
it may help to call to your attention
some of the common practices which
are causing inconvenience to read
ers as well as the library staff. We
make the following appeal:
1. Please return books on or before
the date due.
2. If you need more than one
week’s time to finish a book ask for
two weeks when you check the book
out or renew the book. Renewals
cannot be made unless you bring the
book to the library to be stamped
3. When checking books out be
sure that both the book card and the
book have been stamped and that
your signature appears on the book
4. Do not pass books on to your
friends without first checking them
back to the library in the regular
manner. Failure to comply with this
regulation causes much delay and
confusion in tracing overdue books.
If you check a book out of the library
you are responsible for same.
5. Do not leave books in the gate
house without permission from one of
the men in charge.
6. Do not take magazines from the
library and please return books and
magazines which are taken from their
shelves and racks to their original
places. Do not leave them on the
tables for someone else to return for
you. Each book and magazine has
a designated place in the library.
8. Handle books with care. Dirty
and creased pages, broken bindings
and water marks are the result of
9. If you leave the employ of Ecus
ta please check in all library books
before you leave. In several in
stances people have left without re
turning books and we have had
trouble tracing them.
The Ecusta Library has never
charged fees for overdue books.
Please don’t make it necessary to
do so. The library staff has ordered
books at your suggestion and has
tried to make the library comfortable
and attractive. A magazine rack has
been arranged with latest publica
tions so that you may be saved the
time and annoyance of having to per
use disorderly shelves to find your
reading material. The library was
established for your recreation and
convenience. Please cooperate and
help to accomplish its purpose.
Our magazine subscriptions in
1. There should be one-tenth of an
acre for each member of the family
on which 10 or more different kinds
of vegetables are grown during the
2. There should be succession
plantings of vegetables in both spring
and fall gardens.
3. Plantings should be made of
small fruits, especially berry plants
4. Sufficient quantities of fruits
and vegetables should be canned,
dried, and stored to meet the off
season needs of the family.
The Kind Of Men We Need
In America Today
By Paul G. Hoffman
President, The Studebaker Corp.
We need leaders and citizens who
are not only willing to die for their
country but also to so order their
lives that democratic institutions can
live and flourish. It takes one kind
of courage to face the hell of modern
warfare; another of an equally high
order to battle against the dangers
that threaten our liberties. We need
zealots for democracy today. Ar
ticulate enthusiasts — competent en
thusiasts—enthusiasts who will do
their share in making democracy
work. We need fighting believers in
free government—men and women
who will place self-reliance and indi
vidual integrity ahead of wishful
thinking and self-interest.
“. . . Our Lives, Our Fortunes, and
Our Sacred Honor.”
. . . and then they signed their
names . . . John Hancock, first . . .
then Josiah Bartlett and William
Whipple . . . ’til fifty-six had written
there ... to pledge their lives and
They weren’t men whipped and
whining in their beards for mercy
. . . not hot-heads pounding their fists,
demanding justice . . . and no hint
of either one was in the document
They were men of sane and sober
judgment who put their love of lib
erty into simple sturdy words . . .
that no man could fail to understand.
They declared that they were free
. . . and signed their names.
This happened one hundred and
sixty years ago. Today we all have
the privilege of sustaining this effort
by preventing injuries to ourselves
and fellow-workers and thereby elim-
mating interruptions of vital pro
Are you doing your part?
The Important Little
Writing in the AMERICAN MAG
AZINE, a British soldier revealed
how important little things become
in war, and how resourceful the sol
dier becomes after a short term of
service. He tells of one soldier who
used the exhaust manifold of his
truck to heat his cans of food, who
drained the hot water from the radi
ator for shaving and mixed gasoline
with desert sand when he needed a
fire. When his trousers needed
pressing he put them between two
boards and ran over them with the
truck. He went on to tell of the
importance of cigarettes in the lives
of the men in service. He said,
“Take plenty of cigarettes, even if
you have to blow in a month’s pay
to lay in enough. I’ve seen more men
made nervous and irritable by lack of
cigarettes than I have by bombs.”
So you see, we people of Ecusta
are helping the soldiers win the war
as surely as if we were manufactur
ing bombs. When we think of the
millions of soldiers who depend on
us for cigarettes we begin to realize
what an important job we have right
here at Ecusta.
National Geographic Magazine
Popular Mechanics Magazine
United States News
The following are books recently
added to the Technical and Busi
ness Libraries and may be secured
by contacting the main lib^’ary in the
How To Teach A Job—Bundy
Lockwood’s Directory of Paper And
The Allied Trades.
Evolution of Paper Pulp
Jigs & Fixtures—Colvin & Haas.
Drilling & Surfacing Practice—Col
vin & Stanley.
Gear Cutting Practice—Colvin &
Grinding Practice—Colvin & Stan
Turning & Boring Practice—Col
vin & Stanley.
Electrokinetic Phenomena & Ap
plication to Biology & Medicine—Ab
Standard Handbook for Electrical
Systematic Indentification cf Or
ganic Compounds—Shriner & 7.‘’uson.
We wish to thank Mr. Harry Straus
and others involved with the Christ
mas present which was appreciated
by all and also to the band and choir
which added to our Christmas spirit.
, , Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wilde an
nounce the marriage of their daugh
ter, Chris, to Harry Buckner. The
marriage took place on January 6th
in Pickens, S. C. Mr. Buckner, who
is in the navy, has just finished his
boot training at the Great Lakes . . .
We wish Fannie Wilson a speedy re
covery from her operation . . . Ruth
Fisher disappointed us after we made
plans for her marriage by returning
from one week off with just one ring.
. Hazel McKinney has been look
ing kind of blue since Dane Simms
left for the navy . . . Sara Avery has
been having lots of luck lately. She
went to New York twice to see her
husband within two weeks’ time . . .
Looks like L. C. Wilson, Phil Riddle
and Jimmie Dunne will be leaving us
soon. Lots of luck boys. We will be
missing you . . . Don’t take it so
hard, Ruth. We know Charlie will
be back soon. We all have to face
that draft situation sooner or later. . .
Why was Pearl Addis so happy when
she heard from her husband in New
Guinea jor was it the picture Jimmie
Dunne showed her? . . . We don’t see
Henry Erwin pushing a dolly around
since all the booklets went on the
floor . . . The girls on blocs are real
ly keeping two girls busy carrying
trays . . . Syble Merrill rates five let
ters in one day. It must be love . . .
Wonder why Laura Pharr and Lucille
Lockman are so secretive about those
watches. What time is it girls?
Champagne Amateurs seem to be
bowling all right for themselves.
Hope you come out in the last round
of games like you did the first. We
know you can beat them.
We are constantly stressing to
Cafeteria employees, the necessity
of cleanliness in the Cafeteria, but
it has been observed that some of
the people who use the facilities of
the Cafeteria are not as thoughtful
as they should be toward helping to
keep the dining room and sur
roundings in a condition of which
we can all be proud. It is to these
careless people that we direct an ap
peal to cooperate by refraining from
doing any of the following:
DO NOT DROP CIGARETTE
STUBS ON FLOOR.
DO NOT THROW ICE CREAM
CUPS AND PAPER ON FLOOR, ON
PORCH OR IN YARD AROUND
DO NOT LEAVE BOTTLES ON
RAIL OF PORCH OR THROW
THEM ON LAWN.
DO NOT CARELESSLY DROP
FOOD ON FLOOR.
They Died In Vain
Casualties to the United States
armed forces since Pearl HarboJ
have been 4,801 dead, 3,218 wounded
and 35,114 missing—a total of 43,133'
These figures are from the govern'
ment. Casualties to American
ers since Pearl Harbor through acci
dents have been 30,000 dead and %'
500,000 wounded. These figures are
from the National Safety Council'
The Council offered the comparison
as evidence that accidents help
power that is vital to victory,
total American accident toll sine®
Pearl Harbor has been 60,000 kiU®“
and approximately 5,500,000 wounO"
ed, the Council said. Among tb®
victims are thousands of skillet
workers and key men in the nation’s
war program, who cannot be repla^'
ed. “Those who fall in battle die f®’’
a cause. Those struck down by
cident die in vain.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote:
is not so short but that there is
ways time for courtesy.” There
more need for this sage philosophy
now, than when he wrote it befor®
the motor car was invented. Tb®
automobile has made many of us
to selfish boors. If drivers behave
as considerately when behind the
wheel as they do in the drawing
room, the death rate would soon he
sliced to a fraction of its present P^*®'
portions. Let’s have more courtesy>
better manners and more sportsnia^i'
ship on the road.
$2,214.82 was lost sometime
tween January 1st and December
31st, 1942. This represents
amount of money actually lost
wages by the employees of Ecustai
Champagne and Endless Belt, due
lost time injuries occurring on
job and even though it’s sad to sayi
this loss can never be recovered.
The analysis of the numerous lo®^
time cases responsible for the loss oi
this amount of money clearly sho'fj
that around 90 to 95 percent of sai®
injuries were due to the followii^^'
Haste, Inattention and Careless
Unsafe Practices. A little Though^'
fulness and Thinking on the part o*
the injured persons would haV®
greatly reduced not only the enof'
mous loss in wages, but the suffe^j
ing and inconvenience that is brough
on by such injuries.
The safety rule booklets that wer®
distributed to all employees the
first of the year and are now bein&
given to all new employees as they
come to work, were compiled solely
for the benefit and welfare of each
and every one of us. To know ah®
follow the safe practices of your d®'
partment as outlined in the booklet*
is and always will be considered
a part of your jjob. When you
cept your responsibility in the
vention of accidents, then and the**
only, will the safety record here he
one that we can all point to and he
proud of. ,
Let’s all start the New Year of
right by being more careful in even
way and helping eliminate all
juries. Remember, It Can Be Do»®'
N. E. NEWBURY,
Harry Straus, Jr.
Inducted In Arn^y
Harry H. Straus, Jr., was recently
inducted into the army and reporte
at -Camp Jackson, in Columbia,
C., on January 18th. Harry gradua'
ed from the Asheville School
Boys where he was captain of th
1942 football team. He had enter®
the University of North Carolih^
where he will resume his studi^^,
when he returns. He worked ^
Ecusta during his summer vacatioi^'