[The echo]. volume ([Pisgah Forest, N.C.) 1940-19??, July 01, 1948, Image 6
Sidelights Of The Picnic Picnic Contest Winners The battle royal put on by the little colored boys was a scream. Given pans to make a sound of approach to other contestants, some of the boys found the pans were ideal for slugging purposes . . . Varied and ingenious means of protection from the sun were evident—huge hats, newspapers, handkerchiefs, parasols, etc. . . The novelty number by the band, "I’m Forever Blow ing Bubbles” made a hit with the crowd .... One fellow, with both hands filled with cups of lemonade and one in his mouth, was apprc^ch- ed with the inevitable question, "What time is it, fellow?” Whereupon he unthinkingly turned his wrist to see as the lemonade flowed from the upturned cup. . . . The ribbon given the children in the baby parade read, "First Prize. This event continues to be one of the highlights of the day Chief Buck McCall and his men were of the opinion that more cars were at this picnic than any previous one, but that the folks moved in and out all day so that the crowd looked smaller than it actually was ... It was probably the hottest day in the seven-year history of the picnic. Ashe ville recorded 96 and no one at the picnic would say that it was any cooler in Brevard . . . .Boxing incident: The little red-headed boy who was in tears at the end of the second round of his scrap brightened up considerably when Ray Hooper put a couple one dollar bills in his hand for his trouble. . . . Walter Glass who does such a swell job of re cording our picnics on color film was on hand again .... The babies—and there were hundreds present— stood up pretty well under the extreme heat. Here and there were carriages resting quietly under the trees and inside were usually "two” babies—one, of course, being the doll giv en to the baby girls in the parade . . . For many, it was a day of work. It’s always a busy day for the policemen, and the cafeteria men also keep at it constantly. . . . The smooth manner in which the picnic pro gressed was a compliment to members of the committee in charge of the picnic. It was no easy task to keep such a mammoth event moving along on time .... A big portion of the crowd found its way to the Ecusta baseball field where our baseballers flailed Sayles, 13-3. To continue the spirit of the day, the softball team defeated Green wood, S. C., 5-4 . . . Some humorous happenings in this game: The time when "Rattle-snake”, the Ecusta bat boy, was brushing off the home plate between innings and the Greenwood pitcher iareezed in a fast one which conked him on the head. "Take it easy out there,” was Rattlesnake’s warning to the pitcher. Foot race, boys under 12, John Love; foot race, boys 12-15, Carl Compton; foot race, boys under 10, John Merrell; foot race, men 16 and over, Roy Fisher; three-legged race, men 16 and over, Roy Fisher and Tracy Rice; three-legged race, boys 12-15, Carl Garren and Jack Talley; three- legged race, boys under 10, James Frady and Em mett Moss; relay race, men 16 and over, Carlos Pangle, Hubert Collins, Roy Fisher, and Tracy Rice; relay race, boys 12-15, Carl Compton, C. R. McNeely, Bobby McCall, and William Arnette; backward race, men 16 and over, Byron Greene; backward race, boys 12-15, Carl Compton; back ward race, boys under 10, Emmett Moss; egg catching contest, men 16 and over, Howard Wolfe and Ray Cheek; egg catching contest, boys 12-15, Jimmie Zachary; fat man race, Walter Straus; pie eating contest, men and boys, James Sorrells, Jack Hudson, and Byron Green; balloon blowing con test, Edwin Garrett, III; peanut scramble, boys under 12, Robert Sizemore. Foot race, girls 12-15, Mary Lou Auvil; foot race, girls under 12, Patsy Nicholson and Eula Baynard; foot race, girls over 16, Pat Norris; cracker barrel, girls 12-15, Marion Gravely; cracker barrel, girls under 12, Patsy Nicholson; 2 flag race, girls 12-15, Mary Lou Auvil and Shir ley Gaither; 2 flag race, girls under 12, Eula Baynard and Melba McGuire; Eliza on ice, girls 12-15, Patsy Nicholson; Eliza on ice girls unde. 12, Bonnie Sue Reese; 3 legged race, girls 12-15, Minnie Bowman and Ann Taylor; 3 legged race, girls under 12, Patsy Nicholson and Arvella Par ker; 3 legged race, girls over 16, Yvonne Raines and Dorothy Owens; relay race, girls 12-15, Mary Lou Auvil and Shirley Gaither, Patsy Nicholson and Arvella Parker; relay race, girls over 16, Martha Melton, Marion Gravely, Mary Wood and Sue Bet Hooks; heads up, girls 12-15, Martha Ann Galloway; heads up, girls under 12, Nancy Pickelsimer; rope skipping race, girls 12-15, Dor othy Owens; rope skipping race, girls under 12, Barbara Owens. Peanut scramble, girls 12-15, Martha Ann Gal loway; peanut scramble, girls under 12, Barbara Owens; pie eating contest, women and girls, Mar ion Gravely; rope skipping race girls 16 and over, Mary Wood; balloon blowing contest, girls, Jo Ann Green; fly casting, Howard Wolfe; rifle matches, men, Bob Patton; rifle matches, women, Mrs. Anne Damtoft; shuffleboard tournament (doubles), Paul Rogers and D. C. Dills; checker tournament, C. S. Cook; horse shoe tournament, Rusty Carland and Randall Lankford; greasy pole climb, Carroll Hubbard; ping pong, men’s singles, Walter Straus; ping pong, girls singles, Mazie Sorrells.