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THE BRATTLEBORO DAILY REFORMER: FRIDAY; DECEMBER 16,' 1921.
Must Protect Christmas "' 'Greens or Supply is Lost AmpriVan TTnvocrmr AccnniQ. that it may develop ami become available American rorestry Associa-for lWw.a(ivc usp' Examination of the tion Describes Trees Used at Christmas Season WASHINGTON, Dec. 1C Each holi day time brings the usual story about the Christmas trees where they come from, how many, and the means used to bring hundreds of train loads of them to the markets. Hut the Christmas tree and the holly and the other greens which go so far toward making the holiday '"atnios jhere" are doomed to extinction unless Mme means are taken to reproduce them. The state of Vermont alone furnishes .", (O.(HK') trees for the eastern markets each Christmas time and, unless means are taken to conserve and reproduce, the supply some time will be exhausted. The American Forestry association has issued a Christmas tree monograph on the sub ject. "The tfirst step to save the Christmas greens," it says, "is better tire prevention methods. Wholesale cutting by venders who never go iuto the woods except at this season and the 'holdup' prices in big cities are denounced. On the other hand proper cutting aids the growth of the larger trees ami if properly done is a help. The holly is being cut by the unthink ing in a way that borders on slaughter, and only the right sort of cutting will -ave this valued green for the holiday t-eason. 25 Kinds of Fir Tiws. "Ten of the 2.1 kinds of fir trees found in the world are native to North America, eight occur in the Pacific slopes and in the Rocky mountain regions, and ' only two are found in the eastern I'nited States and one of these-i Fraser's fir is limited to the high mountains of Virginia. North Carolina and Tennessee. Most the leaves of the mistletoe show they are al most nerveless, thick and fleshy, and a magnifying glass will show only about 1(H) breathing pores to the square . inch, while in the common lilac there -occurs at least U(M.(HMf breathing pores to the square inch. Trailing Pine. "Large quantities of trailing pine, also known as princess pine, anil ground hem lock are used at Christinas time. These plants really are not pines or hemlocks, but are closeiy related to the ferns. "As Christinas trees can be raised at a profit, so it is aNo possible to raise the Christinas holly and the mistletoe by artificial means. In that way an ade quate supply may be insured for the fu ture, and all those who contribute to wards the developing of successful methods of propagating these plants will insure the welfare and happiness of fu ture generations. SOUTH VEKNON. Big Crowd Sees Marshal Foch. Tuesday morning, in spite of the re ports that the train carrying Marshal Foch would not stop here, a crowd gath ered at the station in hopes of getting a glimpse of the great man. The train stopped for about five minutes and Mar shal Foch acknowledger their cheers with bows and waves of his hand to the school children. WIIITIXG1IAM Iluth Corse was in North Adams two days last week. Mrs. Lestina Wheeler is very feeble and failing each day. U. A. llossmcisl is helping C. E. Put nam this week wiring bib buildings for electricity. ' Clair Graves weut to Wilmington Sat urday p. in. to work for Mrs. Metcalf, who is ill. ' Mrs. James Caffrey is still very ill. Her daughter-in-law, Mrs. liosej Caffrey is there helping care for Her. Mrs. G. W Kentfiold and daughter, Dori';, went to New Haven, Conn., last Wednesday, returning Friday. Leah Gillett was in North Adams Sat urday. Mrs. Deming and Mrs. Morris were in the same city Friday. Mrs. Elliot Davis and Mrs. Arthur Wheeler have been in Jacksonville most of the time this week helping care for their father, A. A. IJutterfield, who is ill with pneumonia. The village schools are closed this week on account of scarlet fever in the family of Fred Hosley. who lives above Whiting ham Station on the Dexter Bailey farm. Several of his children attend the village schools and all of them have been having the disease. Grovcr Plumb bruised one of his legs badly Saturday while working for the Power Ct., at Davis Bridge, lie was driving one of G. H. Wheeler's teams and a large piece of frozen dirt struck him above the ankle making a painful injury. Dr. Walsh was called. Mrs. Silas Bailey and is very ill. has had a relapse ATHENS. Guy and llobert Bcmis spent Sunday in Walpole, N. II. The West Athens school will close Dec. 10 for a two weeks' vacation. The next meeting of the farmers' club will be held at Harry Carr's Dec. 20. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Willis are spend The Y. W. A. met Tuesday evening ! inK solll0 time at the home -of Charles Smith with Miss Elaine Hill Mrs. Mary Tiffin and Henry spent Sunday in Hellows Falls. Miss Nora Walker r.f Westminster is a guest of Mrs. Frank Darling. important in the western group1 are the i Mrs. Cowles of East Northfield is cars-rand fir, Nobel fir, white fir, and red fir. ling for Mrs. Warren Dunklee and infant The balsam fir is unquestionably the best daughter, known ami most widely distributed of j r atl( jrs our native firs. It is one of the mostly funeral of Willis Chester Aldrich of Westminster visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Aldrich, from Saturday to Monday. 1 T "- 1? "IV-, r.f ilivtrinf ennflr. intendent, was in town Monday and held the fourth quarterly conference. Jerrv Cudworth has returned to his Artliir .Tnokson attended : home in Somerville, Mass.. anil .Miss beautiful evergreen trees native to Xorth i (Jardiiei , Ma .-vuii i a. ii in-qu-in.- imij;. ?muiiin. and other wet places. Among its chief asocial es are the American larch", arbor vitae, black spruce and red spmee.. Its companion species aj'e not many, tor few trees can withstand. the extreme wet nnd cold condition of our northern l)gs and swnnp.-f m ' Ralsam Very I'seful. 1 ' The balsam fir is a tree wliiti satisfies many human wants, but the greatest of all its gifts is the. Christmas tree. As a Christmas tree it has no superior, and in many localities no other native tree Mrs. Henrv Russell in Elizabeth Cudworth to Jt. Albans alter Wednesday.' !a visit at the home of G. W. Powers. A Christmas tree and appropriate exer cises will be held at the church Tuesday evening. Dee. 20. at 7.HO o'clock. Mrs. Plinv Harrows and son, William HUMMEIiSTON. Arthur Hartford is working in East Templeton, Mass. of Holyoke were recent guests or her par-1 Among those who went to see Marshal ents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Weatherhead. Foch were Mrs. John Nibs. James Aus ... Wednesday, evening the South school tin, Joseph Galvin, M's. Abbie Patch, E. held a box s.scial with a spelling match H. Miller and Miss Juliette Miller. funds will lie: Miss Louise Walker returned to i a victroia Northampton Monday night after a week's vacation at Log Cabin farm and Mondav Robert Walker's. Thomas ljuinn ot and community used toward th lor l lie fcctiooi. The Heacmi Litrhf .ng. p;u Tl. ha--!- evening at E. 15. ISufl'umV to lilt cnmlv Hartford, Conn., was a week-end guest has Christmas tree qualitM-s that even boxes. Tin' e ruing was spent plavin' - approach it. The European fir, so com- games ami in a social way. Kefresh mon throughout the. many-parts of con-jmeuts were served. tinental Europe, -ban many charaeteris- jjev j Keeney will preach Sun- tics in common with our balsam fir. It..l,i.. m.n;no. ' ;,, .i.A (i...,nt q;t;o.. too, has been used for centuries as a ! church at 10.43 o'clock. This will be ipe for happiness," says a noted states- nrisimas tree. these two trees as Literally. "Take u double handful of Interest Id everything- That is the best ree- 1 he . similarity between )the c.osillg service of his pastorate here, as very marked, wnicn ini.i Wn.i-.,.' w;.,ir or t mar nave neipea oeveiop our nigu rcgurti for the balsam fir and rate it as the fore most Christmas tree of the eastern United States. "On the trunk of the balsam will be found a large number of little blisterlike sacs of balsam. A finger nail will punc ture the little blisters "and there will t'iow a small quantity of balsam, as clear as crystal. When refined, this is used in , microscopic slides in our scientific labora tories. It is used chiefly to attach cover glass to the slides- Balsam is also re-, K an led as an excellent .medicine. , ,. .. . '"Cones and buds of the balsam fir. are also very distinctive. The buds are al 'rnost .round, about one-sixth of an inch long, clustered at the end of the twig and appear to be covered with a coating of varnish. The cones are from two to four inches long, cylindrical, and stand erect on the twig". Their scales fall off soon after, they reach maturity and leavV a bare central axis. This is an unusual habit, among evergreen trees. In the North woods many collect the leaves anfl use them in filling pillows and cushions, for the leaves when dried emit a very fra grant oder. The wood is soft, does not contain resin passages and ranges in color from white to brown. It weighs about 24 J pounds per cubic foot and is u-seti exten sively in the manufacture of paper pulp.' crates and packing boxes. 20 Kinds of Spruce. "There are 20 kinds of ppruce trees and they occur in every country in the Northern hemisphere. Ejght are native to North America, three being found in the eastern part and five in the western part. Christ mas Holly. "Deep green leaves which are armed with spines along the margin distinguish Christmas hollv. The leaves are so bright and they often reflect light as mir ors. The small bright red berries are also a helpful means of identification in fall and winter. An old manuscript in the British Museum itates that the 'Holy hathe berys as red as iny pose.' Devout people, regard the leaves of the holly as a symbol of the Saviour's crown of thorns. "Unfortunately the methods of collect ing the branches is very destructive. In many instances the tops of the trees are cut out completely., leaving nothing but an erect bare trunk. W!e need the holly sprig for decorative purposes at. Christ mas, but in order that a future supply may be insured, special steps must lie taken at once to regulate the cutting in such a way that all the existing trees may continue to produce annually an abundant supply of thrifty brahchlets. "The American holly, also called Christ mas holly, and the closely related Europ ean holly, are linked with our Christmas traditions. Many.' -people are familiar with the holly leaves and berries, but few of them know that they grow upon trees which are common in the coastal plain regions of the South and found locally as far north as Pennsylvania and along the Atlantic coast to southern Maine. While the Christmas holly may reach a height of 50 feet and a diameter of 2 to .1 feet in Arkansas and Texas, it rarely exceeds 20 feet in height and a few inches in diameter in the extreme northern part of its natural lange. All Want Mistletoe. ''Of course, nobody, particularly the young folk, wants to miss mistletoe. It is the only parastic plant that is used at Christinas time. It is sometimes called a tree thief for it gets all its nourishment from the trees upon which t lives. In the South one may see thousands of trees literally festooned with the mistletoe. It sometimes grows In the form, of a witches' broom, or one may see' it dangling down from the branches of a tree in graceful array. It always appropriates- for its own development the lifehood of the tree upon which it feeds. Some 400 species of mistletoe are listed. Most of them occur in the tropics, and nearly all of them are parastic. Many varieties are found in the I'nited States. They occur from the coast of New Jersey southward and west ward. "In Oklahoma the mistletoe has been selected the state flower. If you question an Oklahonian about the parasitic plant as a state flower, he is likely to answer that if nian may tap a maple tree for svriip. and the pine tree for turpentine, it is fair for the mistletoe to tapvtrees so NOHTII FIELD, MASS. man. row we Know wny money fend ers are such a cheery crowd! Exchange. SORE THROAT, TONSIL1TIS AND DANGEROUS DIPHTHERIA. The Mothers' soe;t- niet at the home of Mrs. W. R. Moody Wednesday after oioou with an attendance of 19 mothers and 10 infants. Little Pollv Pattison and Priscilht I'orter sanir Awav in the Mrs. F. E. Gaines. 152 Tine street, Hur- Manger, and then the children were lington, Vt., is a very popular w,oman in cared tor in another room. Mrs. E. F. that celebrated city in the Green Moun Howard presided. The devotions were tain state and has many friends in other lead by Mrs. F. W. Pattison, who read New England cities. Like many Vcr the Christmas stories from Matthew monters, Mrs. Gaines knows the story of and Luke. Mrs. W. 1L Moody spoke on, the Scotch doctor's liniment now known The Child in the Home, as to the in- as Mysterious Pain Kase. . " j tluence of environment and heredity. When asked about Mysterious Paiu She also discussed childhood imagina- Ease, Mrs. Gaines set down the experi tion. Christmas hymns were sung and tnee of herself and family, from which a social hour followed with refresh- we are permitted to quote as follows : merits. i"We are never without a bottle in our The annual meeting of the Northfield home and we have used it with best re lied Cross branch was held at the home suits for sore throat, as a gargle in diph of the chairman, Mrs. A. P. Fitt, theria and tonsilitis and for acute pain as Wednesday- evening. Mrs. C. E. Wil- an attack of neuralgia, earache or rlieu liams reaa the secretary 's report, show- inatism, and it works wonders." ing a membership of 500 in this town.) Principally from the recommendations The treasurer's report was given by F. of other people the usefulness of Myste A. llolton, showing a balance on hand rious Pain Ease in eliminating pain and of s'loil.');. This amount does not in- giving peace and comfort to the paiu clude the town's quota of one-half the wracked body, muscles, nerves, joints or recent drive. The towu is entitled to liruises the people have learned of its about $2,r0 of the receipts of the cam- benefits in removing pain arising from paign. A. Red Cross emergency commit- many different causes, such as sprains of tee was appoii ied for relief of distress all kinds, burns, muscular colds where the in this town. The committee consists shoulders, chest and back muscles are in of Mrs. G. L. Thompson, Miss Annie pain, neuritis, sciatica, lumbago, rheu Campbell and Mrs. C. E. Williams. A. matism, muscle cramps, chilblains, neu P. l'itt read the report of the work of ralgia, stiff neck and pain arising nny the Franklin County branch for the past where from inflammation. Advert ise- year, winch also was reaa at the county ment. annual meeting in Greenfield recently. Mrs. A. P. Fitt resigned as chairman of the Northfield branch after two years of faithful service. The officers elected were: Chairman. Mrs. C. E. Williams; treasurer, V. A. llolton; secretary, Miss Gertrude Callender. m If Prosperity ENCORE DESIRED. Viitor Nineteen jM'ars ago I landed in this town broke. I asked you for a dollar and you gave it to me saying you never turned a request like that down. Native Yes? Visitor Well, are you still game? 1 nVmirealf I Hall As a builder of strength or protection against weakness" Scott's Emulsion S has stood the exacting test of time. Help your self to renewed strength, take Scott's Emulsion! . Scott & Downe, Elaotnflelt!, N. J. ALSO MAKERS OF (Tablets r Granules) I tss INDiGESTiQN 791 fi"' Mt-TTnn!":- It El is at your door; keep it there. Don't gamble with fire. See that your property is fully in sured. A disastrous fire may visit you any day and wipe out , the savings of a lifetime. Reliable Insurance is your guarantee against money loss by fire. It assures prompt reimbursement for all damage fire causes. II. E. Taylor & Son "Insurance You Can Depend On." Drattleboro. Vt. BROOKS HOUSE G. E. Sherman Manager A BIG PRE-HOLIDAY SALE ens Suits, ioat s an dD resses AT SUBSTANTIAL SAVINGS I mi I 1 Tl This remarkable sale offers an excellent opportunity just be fore Christmas to purchase Women's Suits, Coats and Dresses at wonderful savings. Women's and Misses All-Wool Goats S17.50 Coats Pre-Holiday Sale 12.75 ' E S22.75 Coats Pre-Holiday Sale $14.75 $32.50 Coals Pre-Holiday Sale 24.75 $45.00 Coats , Pre-Holiday Sale $29.75 S49.75 to $55.00 Coats Pre-Holiday Sale 39.75 1 Women's Fall and Winter Suits . $29.75 to $35.00 Suits Pre-Holiday Sale 24.75 $39.75 to ? 15.00 Suits Pre-Holiday Sale 29.75 $9.74 to $55.00 Suits Pre-Holiday Sale 39.75 Plaited Wool Skirts at$9.95 Regular $12.00 and $15.00 Models. An excellent assortment of beautiful plaids f.ml stripes in prunella cloth and other durable sjKrt anJ winter fabrics. A good election of .sizes. AT $1.95 and $5.98 Heavy, All Wool Maid and Striped Skirts, regular $7.50 quality. Children's Wool Coats " , IX THREE SPECIAL GROITS $5.98, $6.98, $9.87 A good selection of smart winter models, nicely tailored in tine, heavy, warm mixtures. Sizes G to II years. Christmas Blouses In Attractive Holly Roves Make Dainty Gifts Crisp New Tailored Blouses At 1.9S Nicely made with smart Peter Pan and Eromlcy collars and attractive cuffs. Fine Tailored Ilannel Blouses At 1.98 In a variety of neat stripes; an ideal office waist. Dainty Voile and Tailored Blouses At 2,98 Trimmed with imported organdy and lace collars. Tricolctte and Satin Over Blouses At 4.98 and 5.98 t Beautifully made, smart, little belts and white silk collars and cuffs. Embroidered and Lace Trimmed Sheer Voile Blouses At 3.48 and 3.98 Suit Blouses of Georgette, Crepe de' Chine, Silk Stripes and Satins ! At 4.98 and 5.98 Exchange Christmas Sayings Checks for For Merchandise Make them do double duty this season by taking advantage of this, Pre-Holiday Sale, where you will get the most value in return. Bath Robes ' 5 FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY Men's Bath Robes of heavy, figured materials, finished . with colored lappels and cords, at 91.98 to 5?7.9S Women's Bath Robes, good ..full sizes "and attractive . .colorings, at $3.98 to 97.98 Children's Bath Robes, a splendid, warm. little garment, at 92.98, 93.98, 94.9S Boudoir Slippers Boudoir Slippers, made ... of felt, in all shades, trimmed with ribbon and silk pom-pom; regular $1.50 value, at 91.19 MmmM Petticoats . . that you would like to re ceive as gifts. . . Silk Jerseys, in a beautiful - selection of colorings, 1 ' 92.98 to $8. IS . . s. Silk Jerseys, with satin and , taffeta flounces, inclu ing out-sizes, 93.98 to $5.98. - ' Other Beautiful Fetticoats. . in radium silks, . taffetas, cnangeable, satins, at 92.98, 93.9S-9G.93 A Special Discount of 10 Is offered oh all prices, listed above during this Pre-Holiday Sale .;.t t Women's Silk and Wool Dresses ..... -. - . i $15.00 Dresses Pre-Holiday Sale 9.75 :j $19.75 to $22.50 Dresses Pre-Holiday Sale 14.75 25.00 and $29.75 Dresses ............ Pre-Holiday Sale 19.75 j $10.00 and $12.00 Bromley Dresses Pre-Holiday Sale 7.9S j $6.50 to $10.00 Jumper Dresses, Pre-Holiday Sale 3.95 to 6.95 Give Her Furs The Ideal Gift far Christmas Beautiful Luxurious Furs, That Make a Mock of These Cold Winter Days. Selected Wolf Scarfs, in taupe, black and brown colorings. Good, generous skins at 9.95, 14.75, 24.75 to 39.75 Beautiful Fox Scarfs, in several shades; fine luxurious, soft skins, at 19.75, 29.75 to 45.00 Fox Chokers, nothing smarter to wear with winter suits; large, full un-cut skins, with chin fasteners and clamps, at . 19.95, 12.75 to 29.75 Children's Matched Sets Beautiful Little Sets, nicely matched of Coney ,'Mufflou or Wolf. Make the little fair sex of the family a gift of one of these smart, little sets for Christmas, : 4.98, 6.98 to 12.50 E. MANI