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Machine Room News
By Jahn Goolsby
At this writing, we find the
invasion in full swing, with 8 mil
lion empty chairs in American
homes. Those boys are meeting
everything the Germans and Japs
have to offer, with chins up and
smiles. Not knowing whether they
will ever see home again, they are
putting their lives at stake, (not
a loan) for you and me at home.
The Fifth War Loan drive is now
in progress. Let all of us back
them to our last dollar. The best
investment in the world today is
AMERICA! Boys, may God bless
each one of you in your fight for
freedom and return you safely to
us at home. The Bond drive must
go over the top. They write their
patriotism in blood;—write yours
in War Bonds.
Well, our baseball team seems
to be in the lead again. The boys
tell me that they play one team
on the field, and two teams on the
sideline at the same time. But if
you ask me, that is the way these
boys like it—rugged!
Earl Frady claims that we have
a fountain hooked up on a moun
tain spring where the rest of them
are different. Well, don’t believe
it, because it isn’t so; he pulls this
one on the new employees (only).
^ They say that a bachelor is a
man that has been crossed in love.
Well, a married man is one who
has been double-crossed.
Three more of our boys in Ma
chine Room have gone to Uncle
Sam for further instructions: Ray
Wolf, Lester Brown and John Bald
win. Best of luck, boys.
n’t you been out with worse-look
ing guys than me?”
She (finally), “I heard you the
first time; I was trying to think.”
WHICH KIND ARE YOU?
Are you one of the chaps who can
take his rap
And still not hit the floor?
Who will stick by the gun ’till his
task is done,
And then look around for more?
Do you grin at your work, or sulk
When the job seems hard to do?
Are you there with the grit to do
Can the Boss depend on you?
Is it pleasure or dread when you
go to bed
And think of the coming day?
Do you say a prayer for strength
Does you job mean simply pay?
Just pause a bit, and see if you
In the class that’s pictured here.
For it’s never to late to clean the
And start a record clear.
I liked this story, and think I
will pass it on.
An artist was painting in the
Rosman section, and Spurgeon
Queen came by. The artist stopped,
looked up, and said, “Perhaps you
too, are a lover of the beauties of
nature; have you seen the golden
finger of dawn streaking across the
eastern sky—the red-stained sul
phurous islets floating in the lake
of fire in the west—the ragged
clouds at midnight blotting out the
“Hell, no!” said Queen, matter
of-factly. “I have been on the
wagon for over a year.”
“You have been with worse-
looking fellows than I am, haven’t
you?” She did not reply.
“Well, what’s the matter? Have-
NEW YORKER VISITS PLANT
Harry H. Straus, Ecusta President, and Luther H. Hodges, Vice
President of Marshall Field and Company, New York, photographed
together when the latter visited the plant early this month while
he was here to deliver an addre,ss on the program arranged for the
tenth anniversary celebration of Brevard College.
FLASH—A bomber crew includ
ing a boy from our department,
sends five F. W. lO’s crashing to
earth. Ed Vassey„ backtender on
No. 4, was credited with one, and
his buddies got the other four.
This was confirmed by his father,
after receiving a letter from Ed.
We are all proud of you, Ed.
Keep on hunting until you have
wiped the sky clear of those vul
tures that hope to destroy all that
is good and honorable.
Ruth B. evidently enjoyed her
trip to New York. We were all
surprised to see her back, after
having met a certain sailor.
What’s this I hear about Irene
M. going to live in Greenville? Is
a cute little soldier, by the name
of George, expecting to come to
Greenville air base?
Ruby J. and Mabel are spending
a week’s vacation in Virginia. Have
a grand time, girls, while you can.
Sammie has bought the town of
Alma H. seems to think their
family is growing, as she has a
Reba, just who is this certain
fellow you seem to see every night
or two? He surely has a large au
tomobile, hasn’t he?
Lucille, can you not tell when
there are three out?
Margaret L. has really enjoyed
her work this week, since Ruby
hasn’t been here to argue with her.
Lula, you are not leaving us
soon, are you? We hope not, for
we’d surely miss you.
We havenM; heard much from
Myrtle lately. I believe she is play
ing “shut-mouth”. That’s 0. K.,
Myrt. You’ll spill it all some day
Edith, did you have a nice trip
to Asheville Saturday?
All the girls are planning a real
vacation for the next two weeks,
and we know that Eula will have a
We are very glad to have Arnold
Anders back with us. Arnold un
derwent an operation at Biltmore
New members of the Knot-Hole
Gang include Miss Molly Tinsley,
of Asheville, and Mrs. Olivia Eng
lish, of Brevard, in the cafeteria.
Also, Miss Edna Batson, of Bre
vard, and Grady McCall, of Bre
vard, in the canteen. Welcome
boys ’n’ gals, to the best gang in
the land. May you like us and your
work, and tarry with us for a long
Whooping cough seems to be the
order of the day. Most of the
youngsters are finishing up with it
The Duckworth youngsters, the
Keener youngsters, and Eddie Cox
are among those who have been ill
The Keener children now have the
Mr. Wilde visited his home nei
ghborhood in Madison county the
past week-end and preached at his
home church there.
Divola, with several of her
friends, visited Nashville, Tenn
for a recent week-end. While there
they attended the Grand 01’ Opry
and had a wonderful time.
Reece reports that his daugh
ter, Miss Evah Mae, has a nice
position in Washington, D. C., and
likes the work well.
We all rejt)ice with Henry Me
Cormick and family, because Miss
Juanita McCormick has returned
to America. She is now a patient
at Moore General Hospital, taking
treatment for her eyes.
Mrs. Cox and daughters, Lucile
and Claudia, expect to visit Mr
Cox in Augusta, Ga., this week-end
Mr. Cox is a patient at Linwood
During the last war, the boys
put the Huns on the run; now Carl
writes Ethel that they have the
Krauts running. We know the re
ports are true, because he is
member of the Fifth army, which
helped to take Rome.
Ethel had as guests her sister,
Mrs. Th^o. Trakas, and two sons
of Gastonia, also Mr. and Mrs, W,
Nell Waldrop, Reporter
It surely did seem natural to
see Teddy S. in our department
once again, and even though b®
had on khaki and a deep suntaiir
plus a few added pounds of weight-
Underneath it all, he was the saw®
Teddy. We certainly were glad'to
see him; he had just complete®
his basic training at Camp Wheeler*
Ga., and was on his way to Ft-
Betsy A. is all up in the air.
just four more days until her va
cation. Then she’ll be missing
In a recent letter from L.
he said to tell all the girls
boys hello. L. C. is at Biggs FieW’
Texas, for training for overseas.
Van O’Kelley is somewhere
Italy. The best of luck to y®**’
Evelyn T. is about to see
dream materialize in a trip
Washington state to see her
We would like to welcome
Mitchem to our staff of mechani^'
Alma 0. is moving to her oc
home in Rosman. No wonder tboS
eyes of hers have a special
Kate S. is with her husband,
is now home on furlough. j
Hazel 0. surely was happy **
week-end. Her brother, whom ^
had not seen in over a year, ^
The navy has a hold on Margai
P.’s heart. Did everyone see
picture she was showing of
The loud hammering in ^
Notching is Josie teaching
Louise to be a mechanic.
alarmed; she only beats on
The Stitching has a new so
bird. We have discovered that p ^
H. has a splendid voice,
member of the Ecusta Male Q
It is June once again, but
there have been no wedding
in Stitching. Myrtle Pipkin
brated her 20th wedding an
sary on June 1. Josie Clai^ ^
Bill Hunter celebrated theif
anniversaries on June 12. CoD»
ulations to each of you.
We have discovered
wonder to add to the world’s
John S. has a white cow that S
vanilla ice cream. - is
From all reports, Thelma
not only a good stitcher, but
does very well at making ^
We don’t know how he
but Henry E. had enough can
pass around to all the
L. Staples, of Warren, P®
Staples is Ethel’s sister-in-la^-
Our last report on Pfc.
Smith was that he has been
ferred from the M. P.’s v
medical corps, and is noW ^jii>
Paso, Texas. Sylvia is ven^
over this, as he keeps mov
ther from home.
Among those observing .
days at this writing are
Dewey Banther. We wish
many more happy ones.
Several of us attended to ^
strel show and enjoyed
much. We hope there will ^ yj#
more such shows. All the
was of a much more exccU® K
than that usually- heard i
amateur program of this ^
short, everything was goo“'g,
Yours ’til fire-cracker
Th§ Knot • Hole