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ECUSTA WINS NATIONAL ECUSTA GI's ARE REMINDED
GARDEN AWARD AGAIN OF EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS
For the fifth year, the Garden Program pro
moted by our Company has received national
recognition *by being presented a certificate of
merit from the National Garden Institute.
The certificate reads in part: "This is to certify
that Ecusta Paper Corporation has made a gen
uine contribution to the National Garden Program.
In recognition of the service thus rendered this
certificate is awarded.”
This year only 27 other companies were so
honored and only two in the south, the other being
Firestone Textiles, in Gastonia, North Carolina.
Ecusta received this same honor in 1943, 1945,
1946, and 1947.
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great admirer of the beauties of nature, and his
love for all living forms of life is unsurpassed.
He brought animals from all parts of the world
and placed them in the forest of his estate; he
cooperated with the Federal Government in the
preservation of the forests, and when the Divi
sion of Forestry lacked the funds he turned over
the first American-trained forester to them.
The southern Appalachian region was too
rough, too far from market, to tempt the lumber
men until, in the closing years of the nine
teenth century, railorads began to penetrate the
mountains. In the years that followed, logging
roads pierced deep into the forests, great saw
mills sprang up, and cutting of timber went at
a fast pace. Congress, in 1911, took the first
step toward safeguarding the beauty and use
fulness of the southern Appalachian forests by
authorizing the Government purchase of lands
for the protection of the headwaters of navi
gable streams. Mr. Vanderbilt’s mountain land,
the nucleus of Pisgah National Forest, was made
the Pisgah National Game Preserve by an Act
of Congress on August 11, 1916. The Act was
signed by President Woodrow Wilson on Octo
ber 17 of the same year.
Since water is a major resource, watershed pro
tection was a primary objective in the establish
ment of National Forests in the southern Appa
lachians. The forest cover and the soil on the
slopes of the watershed must be maintained and
protected so that they can hold back the heavy
rains. Sufficient seed trees and young growth
must always be left to protect the step mountain
slopes against erosion and provide leaves which
serve as a sponge to hold the rainfall and thus
prevent destructive floods and periods of low
The cover of trees, shrubs, and other plants in
Pisgah National Forest is one of the most varied
Time is gradually j running out on all GI’s who
have not taken advantage of their educational
rights. Let’s not forget that all educational pri
vileges cease to be a privilege once a World War
II veteran fails to signify his desire to follow
some branch of study within five years from the
date of his discharge.
Many of our ex-service men here at Ecusta
are finding it impossible to leave their work to
take advantage of a college education, how
ever, it is not impossible to bring the college to
their homes during off-work hours. It is sur
prising how many choices a veteran has when
it comes to selecting a suitable course offered
by many of our correspondence schools. Most of
us here at Ecusta have the ambition to better
ourselves, so why not start helping yourself
through government paid correspondence courses.
The Ecusta Personnel Department has, or can
get, all the information needed in individual
cases. Drop in for a short discussion just to
satisfy your curiosity.
in the world. Most famous of the flowering shrubs
are the rhododendron, laurels, and azaleas, which
here find their maximum development on the
American continent. Of the many azaleas, the
most famous is the flame azalea, whose flowers
range in color from lemon yellow to flame red and
whose brilliance lights up the upland forests in
May and June. There is a profusion of color
throughout the season, from the pink of the
redbud in early April to the flaming color of the
leaves in late October. Many clear, cold moun
tain streams, with numerous cascades and falls,
add to the beauty of the forests.
Today, the Forest Service, under the U. S. De
partment of Agriculture, is carrying on, in grand
style, the work started by Mr Vanderbilt. The
Forest Rangers are constantly engaged in main
taining the heauty of the forests, providing rec
reational facilities, removing fire hazards, pro
tecting the wildlife, marking the trees for cut
ting, and planting to prevent erosion. Get ac
quainted with the rangers. They are more than
glad to help you use and enjoy the forests.
Public enemy No. 1 of all forests is fire. Ninety
percent of of all forest fires are started by man,
while only ten percent are attributed to lightning.
Most of these man-caused fires are due to careless
ness, and in 1947 resulted in the destruction of
enough pole-size trees to provide a twelve months’
supply of newsprint for every newspaper in
America. The Forest Service solicits the aid of
all in preventing fires and in protecting our
watersheds. The forests are our heritage—let us
use them wisely.