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LETTER FROM DOCTOR ROBERT L.
STOKES TO MR. HARRY H. STRAUS
The following letter from Doctor Robert L.
Stokes, who »for the past five years has given
much of his time to service in the Medical De
partment at Ecusta, has been received by Mr.
Harry H. Straus.
"Dear Mr. Straus:
Just a few moments of your time to hear how,
we in Transylvania County appreciate your choice
in locating such a nice plant in our territory.
I wish to thank you personally for the privi
lege of working with you long enough to be in
the five year club and for the offer for full time
work when I began. However the people of this
section whom we came to help made it impos
sible for me to do so and leave them, with the
help that I have always rendered being taken
I think it very fortunate that you have secured
the service of Dr. Casque to take up the work
which is necessary to help the workers of Ecusta
and to be of valuable service to the people of this
This morning, I was astonished to receive a
fine medical bag that I can use when I am visiting
the Ecusta workers in their homes in the future.
To all these in the Plant who I have cared for
and to the company, and especially the Nurses, I
wish to thank you from the bottom of my heart
for the consideration given me to make my work
a success and a pleasure.
Let me ask you in conclusion to give Dr.
Casque the same kindness.
Robert L. Stokes, M.D.”
BOY SCOUT MONTH
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Scouts in that area. He states that there is no
country in the world like Transylvania County for
outdoor activities; it is a Scourer’s paradise.
In 1918, when Mr. Hay signed up with the
Armed Services as Chaplam, Captain Fred Mil
ler took over the troop and served as Scoutmast
er until 1933. The troop made great progress
during those years, and Capt. Miller’s sons, Ered
and jack, were the first two Eagle Scouts in the
county. His other son, Henry, later became an
Eagle Scout. Jack, who played football for Navy,
and Ered, who went to West Point, were the
first two North Carolina brothers to graduate
from the Academies the same year—both lost
their lives in World War II.
Under the leadership of Capt. Miller the boys
continued to go camping and take trips to va
rious parts of the State. In 1929 Mr. Henry Car
rier loaned the boys a truck, and the entire troop
went to the State Eair, visiting the Governor and
the State Capitol.
There were 32 boys in Capt. Miller’s troop.
Today there are 168 Scouts in the Transylvania
District, with more boys joining every month.
There are nine active Scout Troops and five Cub
Dens. Charlie Dunlop is the Scoutmaster of Bre
vard Troop No. 1, and this troop, organized by
Mr. Hay, is the oldest in the Daniel Boone Coun
Many Ecustans and other citizens of the coun
ty are willingly and unselfishly giving much time
and effort to the Scouting program—dealing in
character building—preparing the boys of today
for leaders tomorrow.
ORIGIN OF "SAFETY FIRST”
"Safety First” is a common slogan but few know
how it originated.
According to George S. Rice, formerly of the
Bureau of Mines, the slogan was born on October
31, 1911 when that organization staged its first
aid contest in Pittsburg on that day. As the vari
ous teams paraded around the field. Dr. Joseph
A. Holmes, noted that one team carried a banner
which read—"Safety is Our First Consideration”.
Dr. Holmes commented that if that slogan were
abbreviated it would make a fine national slogan.
First Shopper; "You seem to be busy.”
Second Shopper: "Yes, I’m trying to get some
thing for my husband.”
First Shopper: "Have you had any offers yet?”
Voter: "I wouldn’t vote for you if you were
St. Peter himself.”
Candidate: "If I were St. Peter you couldn’t
vote for me. You wouldn’t be in my district.”