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By Andrew Harrell
This month finds vacations well under way
and everyone reporting wonderful trips to various
beaches. We believe Fritz Waldrop put the bug
in all the boys’ ears as to wolfing on the beach for
nearly everyone has been heading that way since
he came back with the glad tidings and a nice sun
Hunley Mehaffey and wife enjoyed the Florida
sunshine and beach, so this week Jason Orr plans
to take up where they left off for some of the
On Jason’s return, Craig Sharpe and family plan
to turn the tables and sojourn to the coolness of
the Pennsylvania mountains,
Fred Floyd is back in harness after a week of
just loafing at home. Have you noticed the zip
in his step since.? Why, he can make a ten-yard
dash to lunch in no time flat.
Just watch the fun fly as the departmental
baseball season progresses. Have you noticed how
the Generals have climbed into the "win” column
since our own Jim "Fireball” Winget has taken
on the pitching assignments? More power to you,
I m sure it’s needless to say that everyone en
joyed another wonderful Fourth of July picnic
and outing at Sapphire. Let us all bear in mind
the solemn as well as the good news, our presi
dent brought before us then and put our should
ers to the wheel that his and our future aims
may be triumphantly realized.
It is indeed tragic the curtailment that has
necessarily been invoked for the prevention of
polio in our state. This, of course, means many
pleasures our children may have had at Sapphire
will not be held. However, let us all realize the
seriousness of this outbreak and do all in our
power to comply with requests to keep the child
ren away from all gatherings.
MR. T. E. DUNCAN DIES
Deepest sympathy is extended to the family of
Mr. T. E. Duncan, 57, who died here Monday,
June 21, at 10:20 a. m. of a heart attack. Mr.
Duncan had been with Ecusta since March 10,
1943 and was a valued employee of the Main
The funeral was held Wednesday, June 23, and
a large crowd overflowed the Etowah Baptist
Church for the services. Mr. Duncan was an ac
tive member of that church and a highly-respected
citizen of the community.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Anne Duncan;
three daughters, two sons, three grandchildren,
four brothers and one sister.
LITTLE MAN—BIG HORN
Wayne Burgess carries one of the big reasons
the Ecusta band is sounding so good these days.
Wayne plays the huge BB flat horn and when
he puts his 75 lbs. behind the 35 lb. horn, the
effect achieved is amazing.
MAKING THE ROUNDS
Here is a word to motorists whose names be
gin with E, F, and G, you have until December
30 to pass your state driver’s test. Seems like a
long time, but it will slip away fast—and that
line is long at the last minute . . . Among our
visitors during the past month was Col. Ernest
B. Norris, president of the Southern Railway
and Congressman C. B. Deane of Rockingham
from the Sixth Congressional District ....
Two Ecustans—Lawrence Tipton and Ralph
McCall, both of the Pulp Mill—won the 1948
Chevrolet given by the Brevard American Legion
Saturday night, July 10. Lawrence’s name was
drawn by Mrs. Nancy Osborne’s daughter, Carolyn,
but he and Ralph had an agreement that if either’s
name was drawn, the sum realized from the sale
of the car would be divided . . . Mr. Harry H.
Straus was one of the speakers at the dedication
of the handsome new building and Mr. R. F. Ben
nett, commander, presided.
The Hendersonville Jaycees, several of whom
work here, are in the midst of an interesting and
worthwhile project. The plan is to send two de
serving WNC boys to New York City for a couple
weeks to see the sights and in return, two boys
from the Big City, will come down to our beauti
ful mountains to see some sights they’ve never
before seen. The project is not perfected yet but
it will be interesting to observe its progress .