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NEED NOT PEAR WOOD FAMINE
' Government Figures Convey Assur
ance to Those Who Contemplate
Using That Material for Building.
Wood has been and is still one of the
i chief materials used in the construc
tion and furnishing of the home. It
j has had natural advantages because
of the ease with which it can be work
jed and fastened, because it has
j strength and hardness for general pur
?poses, because it is comparatively
jlight in weight, because it is a good
protection against heat and cold, and
?because it is pleasing in appearance.
I These properties, which are due to its
.peculiar chemical nature and physical,
structure, have made wood unique
among building materials.
An impression seems to be preva
lent that the supply of wood is becom
ing so depleted that in the near future
It can be used for ornamental or j
special purposes, says a report issued !
.by the bureau of standards. This is1
declared to be erroneous. We still
have enough virgin timber, it is de
clared, in this country to last for sev
eral generations, and with the growing
practice of forestry a certain supply
will always be maintained, partly by
increasing the yield of timber per acre
and partly by checking the waste in
using the timber.
Although the centers of production
are being removed farther and farther
from the centers of population, freight
rates do Pot make the shipment of
lumber across several states prohibi
tive, wood being a comparatively light
MANY CITIES START ZONING.
Are Following the Lead of New York
in Attempt to Save Highclass
The zoning and building heights re
strictions, which when they were put
Into operation more than a year ago '
engendered so much opposition from 1
certain interests, are now considered a
greet step in city planning, a wonder- ?
ful means of safeguarding sections
from detrimental influences affecting
the character of sections, which in I
turn produce loss in many directions, j
particularly fee value. Outsiders have '
watched the working of the restric
tions and are convinced that they are
worthy of acceptance. More than a j
half dozen large cities of the country
are now preparing restrictions based j
.on those of New York. This was dis
closed at the meetings in New York j
of the American City nanning Insti
tute, which had for its special purpose i
a closer study of the restriction. Zon- j
lng commissioners and city planners j
to the number of 100 attended the j
meeting. The; came from Philadel- j
phia. Newark, St. Louis and other
cities where zoning commissions bave
already been appointed to subdivide
their cities into residential, trade and
With the first breath of spring, the
earth everywhere breaks forth and is
covered with verdure and blossom-the
violet, arbutus, daisies and all the field
flowers. The dogwood, laurel and rho
dodendrons, with their clouds of blos
soms, ornament the woods. We gather
and place them in the home ; they
carry cheer and beauty wherever
shown. Why should these and other
favorites from all over the world not
be enjoyed the season round? They
are, as grown in the greenhouse, even
more beautiful in the winter season,
when the earth Is covered with its
mantle of snow. The blossoming pot
Sn the window, the graceful fern or I
palm, which, with their summer green, j
give life to the house decoration's, are ;
as essential to the beauty of the home
os flowers to the landscape. Let every
member of the craft combat with his
greatest force and earnestness, every
effort made to decry the use of flowers.
Recreation Spots Needed.
"If we are to conserve the health,
the morals and the fine spirit of enthu
siasm so vital to the welfare of our
people, we have in this recreational
movement the greatest opportunity for
.good now lying within the field of so
"The wrongs against society aro
.committed by our people ?ot in their i
hours of work, but in their hours of j
leisure, and the responsibility lies not |
wholly with the people who perform
these unfortunate acts, but with the |
people who have not been wise enough i
to see to it that the fundamental bus- j
lness of the community at large is to ]
see that it becomes Increasingly easy ;
for the people to do right, and increas
ingly hard for them to do wrong."
) Appropriateness First.
By all means let any community, be It
large or small, secure as large a build
ing i's possible for its important civic
edifices, but let the members of the
committee, as well as individual citi
zens, make every effort toward the in
telligent expenditure of their money.
Let them remember that a large build
ing of poor or mediocre design is far
less a credit to the community than a j
smull budding which is a model of
harmonious, appropriate and well
asiudied architecture.-Boston Herald.
"What sort of luck did you bring
the master today?" asked the Red-and
called Reddy for
"Fine," said the
Blue - and - Yellow
Macaw , called
Bluey for short.
were very loud
and piercing as
they shrieked at
each other as
"Isn't it a joke?"
"Sure !" said
talked quite like
"Isn't lt a Joke?" their master when
Asked Reddy. they were alone.
passed by during the daytime they
did not say anything at all, they
made a funny noise, which was sup
posed to sound-quite mysterious andi
wonderful, and then they did their i
But they understood each other
"I suppose It's business," said
"Sure," said Reddy again.
"I always like a good day-a day
when there's plenty of business, for
the master's sake, but I do think it's
all a joke."
"Just the way I feel about it," said
?Now Bluey and Reddy stood all day
on top of a stand. They had little
dishes of grain and, seeds and water,
and when business was dull they had
Their master carried this stand
from place to place and Bluey and
Reddy always went along. They were
very handsome, with the most exquis
ite of plumage, but, oh, what voices
It was their pride that they could
be heard a mile off, but they did not
try too much of this in the daytime.
They thought they might frighten peo
pie, but they certainly made enough
noise to attract people to them, and
to encourage them to help along the
Now, the business consisted of for
tune-telling. There were many pieces
of paper in a little box, and written
on these bits of paper were fortunes
of many kinds. These fortunes told
folks that they'd become very wealthy
or very poor. Some said they would
have hard times ahead, but that bet
ter ,timRS would come soon. Others
said they would have a great deal of
luck in the next year, and again a
fortune said that the lucky one who
received this fortune would take a
long and wonderful journey and meet
a rich man at the end, and that they
would live happily ever after, as the
Old-fashioned story used to say.
These macaws would poke their
beaks down into the little box and pick
out a fortune of a piece of paper with
the printing upon it.
They were supposed to tell by the
looks of tho person what sort of a
fortune he should have. They did
nothing else but hand out fortunes
all day long, and the master would
"Come and have your fortune told
by either Reddy or Bluey. Only costs
Many people would come up and
Reddy or Bluey would pick out a for
tune, and the people would go away,
reading the piece of paper in a very
"I think," said Reddy, "it's a good
joke, and it's all right if folks take it
that way. But when they believe
these fortunes-that makes me mad.
It makes me think so little of people.
Why, the other day, a little girl came
up to have her fortune told, and I
j picked out a piece of paper for her.
"I never know which paper I'm pick
! ing out. I pretend to look at the per
son and then
think about it,
but I don't at all.
I fuss a little bit
and then take the
piece I hit upon
"Well, the for
tune this little
girl had said that
she was going to*
take a long jour
j ney and marry a
j r. little girl leav
ing school at this
I time of the year
-and imagine a
! litie girl marrying a real,
j "Gracious! She must study and
I play, and have a glorious long child
j hood before she should marry and
j become a grown-up. But it taught
j her that fortunes hadn't so very much
i sense. Sometimes they happen to hit
"But she had believed in them be
fore, and it showed her that no one
knew what her fortune was going to
"Yes," said Bluey, "fortunes are lots
of fun, but it seems too bad that
there are many foolish people who
think they're true."
"Arid Iiow we laugh at them when
rhey believe the fortune we pick out,"
iaughed Roddy, in his shrieking voice.
lt Said She Was
Going to Marry a
Back These Boys
With Your Dollars
A War Savings Stamp Is as Secure
as a National Bank Note
Both are backed by the United States
Government. About the only difference is that
the stamps pay you 4 per cent interest com
pounded quarterly on January 1st, 1923.
If you are pressed for money at any
time, you can caska War Savings Stamp for
its current value at any money order postoffice
$)ti ten day's notice.
War Savings Stamps are convenient and
easy investments, no "red tape" and are backed
by the entire resources of the people of the
Every Stamp you buy helps to keep the
Germans out of your own home. Every Stamp
you buy brings you nearer to financial freedom.
This War Will Be Won Only When
Thrift Becomes Our Watchword
THIS SPACE CONTRIBUTED BY I
S. F. LOGAN
Heavy and Fancy Groceries
The Big Drive for the Sale of War Savings
Stamps Will Begin June 24
Every patriotic citizen should do his
full duty by putting every dollar he
can afford into War Savings Stamps.
Lend your money to the government
and help win the war.
The crisis is on and everv man, wo
man and child should have a part in
winning the war.
TH i S SPACE IS DONATED BY
Dry Goods, Clothing Shoes and Hats
Is a plan hy which you invest
your small savings with the
United States Government
You do it by buying War Sav
ings Stamps and Thrift Stamps.
A War Savings Stamp cost
$4.12 in January, and to this
price is added one cent for each
month since January. The one
cent advance each month is to al'
low for interest the stamp earns.
These stamps as bought are pasted in
a War Savings Certihcate, which is a
folder with 20 spaces for the Stamps.
When these 20 spaces are filled put the
Certificate away; it is worth $ 100, pay
able Jan. 1, 1923. Then start another.
A United Stales Thrift Stamp is for in
vestors who want to save but find the
War Savings Stamp more than they can
spare at one time. The U. S. Thrift *
Stamp costs 25 cents; you get a Thrift
Card from the postoffice or bank, or
other authorized agency; no charge
for the card. There are 16 spaces on
this Card; a place for each 25-cent .
Thrift Stamp you buy. Sixteen of
them make $4. When the card is full,
take it to the postoffice, or bank, or
other agency and get a War Savings
Stamp; you'll pay the difference, 12
cents for January and one cent more
each month during 1918. Paste the
War Savings Stamp on the Certificate
Card you get with it, and start a new
25-cent Thrift Card.^ The U. S. Thrift
Stamps do not bear interest; the War
Savings Stamps do-4 per cent, com
pounded every three months. The in
terest is in the convenient form of a
monthly increase in the face value of
the Stamps. The Stamps are redeem
able at their full value, #5, on January
If you need to draw out the money you
have saved (don't do it if you don't
have to) go to the postoffice and they
will tell you what to clo, and .what the *
exact value of your investment is on
that date, and give you the money.
A Country Worth
A Country Worth
1RAR SAVINGS STAMPS |
ISSUED DY THE
UNITED STATES '
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