Page 2 THE ECHO THE ECHO Organ of Employees at Ecusta Paper Corporation, Champagrne Paper Cor poration, and Endless Belt Co. Published Monthly at PISGAH FOREST, N. C. Printed by Champagne Job Printing Department. Ecusta’s Community Spirit (Editorial from Asheville Citizen) There will be a general sense of gratification for a desirable end well attained as Western North Carolina reads the an nouncement that the endow ment campaign for Brevard College seems assured of suc cess. It will also be observed with satisfaction that the Ecusta Paper Corporation, although it is only now well settled in its fine Transylvania location, has so quickly become acclimated, so to speak, that the company enters heartily into the com- -munity affairs of local and state importance. . . . , The report of the initial gifts committee in the college cam paign shows that President Harry H. Straus subscribed, in the name of Ecusta, $10,000 a year for three years, for the maintenance of the college as a Brevard institution. Thus Ecusta not only makes a substantial contribution of money to a good cause; its of ficials manifest their possession of a truly notable community spirit as co-workers with Bre vard and this region in the gen eral advancement of Western North Carolina. It Doesn’t Take Much Every man and woman dreams of doing some great good deed that will make oth ers happy—leading a crusade, giving an address, writing a, book. We dream of the big things and often fail to do the little things. We let slip by hundreds of little opportunities to spread happiness and cheer. In an inspiring poem, Lois Snelling suggests some of the little things we can do each day to make this world a more joy ous place to live in: He stopped to pat a small dog s head— A tiny thing to do; And yet the dog, remembering. Was glad tne whole day through. He gave a rose into the hand Of one who loved it much; ’Twas just a rose—but, oh, the joy That lay in its soft touch! He spoke a word so tenderly— A word’s a wee, small thing; And yet it stirred a weary liGsrt To hope again, and sing! OUR DEMOCRACY i DANGER,? A *SAF£ ATm HONORED PHRASE, —YET life insurance companies, so interested in PREVENTING UNTIMELY DEATHS, POINT OUT THAT IN 1939 ONLV 600 MOn£ ACaO£NTAL DEATHS OCCURRBO ON THE HfGHWAYS THAN AT ~ 32,600,AS COMPARED TO 32,000. LBT'S PRtVE and walk carbfully, but also PLAY SAFE AT HOME, YYHERE /N f9^9 MORE THAN SO% OF ALL ACC/OBNTS OCCURRED. HOME ACCIDENT TOTAL-1939-4^732,000. ISN’T THE MILL IT’S YOU!” If you want to have the kind of a mill Like the kind of a mill you like. You needn’t grab your clothes in a grip And start on a long, long trip. You’ll only find what you left behind, For there’s really nothing new. It’s a knock at yourself when you knock the mill. It isn’t the mill, brother .... It’s you! We sit and stand around and complain of what’s done And do very little but fuss. Are we doing our share of the work to be done? It isn’t the mill, my brother .... It’s us! So if we want to have the kind of a mill Like the kind of a mill we like. Let’s put on our smile, our very best smile, And work, my brother, not hike. It isn’t the work of a very small few. It isn’t the mill that is wrong, my boy, It isn’t the mill .... It’s you! —Roy Wolfe. ver Novembf^ Rl ICG “JUST GOING THl^sel THE MOTIONJj. From my location uPt the v/all, 1 observe lo^Wg. ;hat are not seen l^^iJ-of ow me, and occasijeoj seems that a few of a going through the la( doing our jobs these %ai We have let so things occupy corne^r b> minds, that the job “I 3e just an incident^ g,” getting through anotijl di Rising prices, neW we: war, in addition to ittle worries, may ha ass ed the job of doing c into the background exc minds of some of us- tne Just for fun, Jet’s position of the :.ng through the turning out another d Such a fellow smack into the spots. He’s not on just ‘rje Dut two! Spot Number 1 , IjaiV about the fate of the . ^ taken his mind of± point where he’s through the motion^jj^ set himself up as an accident, in add^ turning out the Q^^ uurril of which he is cap2''||ons Spot Number H-^jQct] going through the J^ons isn’t doing his reRVori good in the eyes ..spo Whether the locate le , office, a mill, a job, or anything else» Jed always can find PLftr^P and women who wii*jhac day’s work. But thepco] age—the kind of a ^ 4 tl can’t get enough Juld hang onto, come "f.J a is the sort who deh i,out thusiastic day’s wo - of the time. ENTHUSIASM lyl’ striving to do each . . a little better than J is the best insurance^ have for the success p ty of his future. J But even the fines’' ^ greatest enthusiasi”’ most conscientious won’t do a man i is careless about ards. .hij No safety - with enthusiasm \ #40 f iti ibl You can work yourself into a better job but you can talk yourself out of a good job. What men call firmness in themselves, they call contrari ness in others. ever “just goes motions”. i You cannot .i>f a weakness; you ^^iat times fight it out or J if that be so, why ^ where you stand.