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By Alex Duris
In spite of a war, higher
taxes and general uncertainty,
there are still many people
who have a lot to be thank
ful for. There are those who
already are feeling the pres
sure of the times, and even
they, have things left to them
for which they may be thankful. We have per
haps become too concerned with the material
things, and along the way have lost the appre
ciation for the meaning of the things in life which
really have value and substance. If perhaps, we
look back in retrospect, and try to capture some of
the values in life which seemingly have been dis
carded by a worldly wise people, we may have
more of the peace of mind and contentment which
we should enjoy as normal individuals.
Rita Sherrill, vacationed recently, spending most
of her time at home and points about Western
Alex Kizsr, Jr., is now a member of the Echo
staff. Charlie Russell, Jack Morgan and Fritz Mer
rill no doubt are glad to get a new recruit to help
carry on with the work. Make yourself at home,
Earl York, spent the second half of his vaca
tion down around Cornelia, Georgia.
Ralph and Katherine Russell, enjoyed an in
teresting vacation to various points in Florida,
making Palm Beach their base for operations. The
sparkling, clear, transparent waters of Silver
Shown above is Rita, U year old daughtet of
Mr. and Mrs. David Marder of Asheville. The
photograph was made in May when she graduated-
from the Lee H. Edwards High School in Ashe
ville. Rita is now attending the University of
Alabama at Tuscaloosa. Her father is employed in
the Main Office.
Trying to figure out the National situation is
James B. Reese, 9 months old son of Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Reese of Hendersonville. Jimmy’s father
is a member of the Accounting Department, and
his mother was formerly employed in the Payroll
Springs amazed Ralph. You can see 80 or 90 feet
down into the cavern without difficulty. Inci
dentally when I was a boy of from five to eight
years old, I used to play around the banks of the
Springs when it was truly an unspoiled bit of
nature. It was just plain wilderness then around
Dave Marder spent his vacation in and around
New York City. Dave must like it as a vacation
spot for this is another repeat visit there.
Charles Dunlop and family vacationed at Del
Ray Beach, Florida. The Dunlops made it a gen
eral sight seeing trip. "We enjoyed the surf swim
ming more than anything else on our trip,” Char
Mr. E. B. Garrett, made a trip to Barksdale Air
Force Base, La., at the invitation of Major General
J. H. Atkinson. While there, Mr. Garrett made a
speech to Air Force personnel at the base.
Nelson Montieth, vacationed around Philadel
phia and Phoenixville, Pa. Nelson said, "I en
joyed burning the 15c a gallon gasoline there as
compared to the 31c a gallon gas here!” It would
be kind of nice if we could get some of that 15c a
gallon gas here!
Mrs. Inez O. Whitmire, is the new employee in
the Ecusta-Cellophane Billing Dept. She comes to
us from Brevard. are glad to have you with
John Redmond spent his vacation visiting with
his parents in Point Au Gres, Michigan, located on
the shores of Saginaw Bay. John did a bit of fish
ing and having a generally enjoyable vacation.