FOREST FIRES !
FOR 10 MONTH !
Greatest Otubreak in Controll-'.
Ed Areas Follows Long J
"Raleigh, Dec. 22.—1n the wake of j
the severest drought experienced in j
the history of the weather bureau j
earlier in the year, forest fire figh--j
ers of North Carolina reported the;
greatest outbreak of fires experiene-!
Ed in counties organized tor then i
control with a total of 3273 through'
the 10-month period ending Novem-)
ber 1, Charles H. Flory, assistant
forester of the department of con-;
servation and development, revealed ■
in a tabulation made public.
Flory reported that the 32 3!
fires resulted in the burning ovci j
of 278,057 acres with damages a- !
mounting to $514,741. In spite of |
the unprecedented outbreak of fires;
and the extreme dryness of the for
ests, Flory pointed out that wardens (
were able to hold the fires in check j
more effectively than in any year j
except two during the last eight- j
year period. ,
For* the eight-year period, Flory
asserted, the average forest fire in
protected territory in North Caro-,
lina has resulted in damages amount- j
ing to $485, while the average des- I
truction of each fire for the first 10
months of the current year has been
only $157. Only in 11)28 and 1020. j
much more favorable years, has the i
average damage from fires been less. ;
Records show that in 1028, the aver- ;
age fire destroyed values estimated;
at sllO and the next year, $122. j
Citing conditions faced by war- |
dens in parts of the state in 1030, ;
Flory said: "Surface litter and |
vegetation on the forest floor dried .
out, increasing the fire hazard, and
soil moisture lowered to such extent
that after surface fires were con
trolled, they developed into sub-sur-;
face fires that required trenching to !
"For the first 10 months of the
year, the fire season continued un
broken. Usually the occuranee ot
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/\ As we look back over the year drawing to a close,
/i[ and remember the many kindnesses extended to us
I I during our year's work in Rutherford county, we find
i in it many things we wish to remember and very little
' • we want to forget. .
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1930 has been a year of advancement, achievement
f and growth for PIGGLY WIGGLY. We appreciate
the fact that the steadily increased patronage of our
I j l satisfied customers and the co-operation and loyalty
1 vV of our employees, has made this growth possible,
( We have resolved for the coming year to perpetuate
7 and raise higher PIGGLY WIGGLY standards to
/ ' serve with increasing usefulness our appreciated Ruth-
Kerford county customers.
May health, peace and pros
be yours in the coming
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New Ideas In Table Appointments
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of the essentials of good
living 1 is a good table —wliich
moans correct appointments and
accessories Quite ;is much js the
food and service that make meals
11 success or failure.
Two model tables are shown in
the accompanying 1 illustration. At
the top is a formal luncheon set
of apricot colored ,eyelet embroid
ered batiste that would be ideal for
the hostess entertaining 1 two tables
of bridge. Harmonious color con
fires is centered primarily in- the
spring and fall months, but this year
the wardens experienced no break
'that would allow them to slacken
their activities until November."
• Forest fire control work is car
. ried on in North Carolina, Flory
explained, under a co-operative sys
tem by which the counties appropriate
a fund which is matched by an equal
THE FOREST CITY COURIER, FOREST CITY. N. C.
trust is provided by the purpl-i
tones ot' the glassware.
The otljer photograph shows a
nurs ry. table set for the evening'
meal. The* runner and place doii
ies are of r.'d and white waffle
pique. The napkins arc made of
the same material using the re
verse of the fabric for the sake of
contrast. The chairs have pads and
cushions of bright checked ging
• ham and the colors of the table
ensembles are repeated in the two
•, braided rugs.
•| amount supplied from state and fed
' i eral monies administered by the con
: servation department.
i Forty-five of the 100 counties of
'North Carolina, he said, have thus
• far taken advantage of this plan ; n
r the interest of forest fire protection.
■ This number has increased steadily
• fiom the 24 counties providing funds
I in 1923 for the work.
BY FARM BOARD
Raleigh, Dec. 20. —The southwide j
marketing- plan, under which, if it |
should be put into effect, those south
ern states which ship fruits and
vegetables to the northern and east
ern markets would act co-operative
ly instead of competitively, is now
under such serious consideration that
the federal farm board is making
a survey with a view to arriving
at a definite conclusion regarding
its feasability. This plan, it will
be recalled, was suggested by
Commissioner of Agriculture Wil
liam A. Graham, of North Caro
lina, at a conferencs held in At
lanta at his suggestion.
Mr. Graham was appointed a
member of a committee consisting
of himself and Commissioner Har
ry D. of Louisiana, to
bring- the matter to the farm
board's attention. This was deem
ed necessary in order to secure
federal aid, if possible, and be
cause there appeared to be no
way in which it could be financed
otherwise. However, it was made
plain at the time that if the
board's approval and consequent
co-operation could not be secured,
the matter would not be dropped
, but there would be a casting
I about for other means of financ
j ing it. Briefly, the proposed mar
keting system would call for the
presence of southern representa
tives in the large consuming cen
ters to keep the farmers of theii
states informed as to supply and
demand. The'se would, in case a
market should become glutted
with any one community, recom
mend that shipments be diverted
First National Bank
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Christmas Greetings j
j | To you and yours, our warmest Christmas Greetings. May j
this be a season of joy and prosperity for all of our low I
i | friends of Rutherford Count}*.
\ our friendly cooperation and loyalty has been an inspira
tion to us, and we are deeply grateful. You can therefore reai
ize how sincerely we wish for one and all of vou
A Merry Christmas
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First National Bank
FOREST CITY, N. C.
T vr - President
•J. \v . DALTON—' Vice-Preside
G B HAMmF - - !
U. B. HARRILL Cashier
T TV; ?. ARRILL D. F. BEACHBOARD
DP IV n L V ;,^ LTON C - E - ALCOCK '!
DR. W. C BOSTIC, SR. B. C. HORN
• L ;, REINHARDT W. S. JIOSS
' • MT DANIEL G. H. BLANTON
T. R. PADGETT HUGH F. LITTLE, JR.
ONLY NATIONAL BANK !N RUTHERFORD COUNTY |
to other points. There are numer- j
ous other angles.
The latest development was the |
presence in Raleigh of W. G '
Meal, representing the farm board,
who conferred with Sommissioner
Graham and Dean Schaub of State?
college and who stated that he was
making a survey of the territory af
fected with a view to making recom
mendations to the board as to wheth
er or not that body could sponsor
and actively support such a scheme
Mr. Graham, following the confer
ence, said he felt greatly encouraged
over the attitude of Mr. Meal.
Why Fish Bite
American Forests and Forest bite
says that contentiousness, water tem
perature. the angler's skill, tempting
bait and sheer perversity as well as
appetite cause fish to decide whether
ro lute or not to bite. The pugnacity
;>1 some species cause them to strike
•it objects that get in their way. Fe*l
S ing is governed to a great extent by
ieniperat lire changes. a!:l it is well
known that lisli are more or less inac
tive when the water tempera lure is
i -low, requiring little food at such limes.
J During the winter months they take
, practically no food.
Why Uncle Sam Studies Iron
Industries, universities and tccl./ii
cal schools, bureaus of the United
States government, scientific organi'/.a
lions and foreign agencies are aiding
j in the research in alloys of iron to
keep America abreast of world prog
ress and industry.
Why Rubber Hose Is Uccd
Ilubber hose connections are used
1 in the automobile cooling system be
online vibration and motion would
cause leaks if metal unions were em
ployed. Flexibility is Necessary.
Why "Artesian" VVe'.is
Artesian wells at a so named fron.
the province of A"'ois, in France
where one of ihe li; -s;l flowing wells in
that country was discovered.
Why Gulls Face the Wind
Sea gull* face Ihe wind when I hoy
fly because they can balance and steci
better when living in that position.
Thursday, December 9- ,
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Vivacity is iilioi.v u, |>„
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j The man with a real •
, still about ir. M
Laughing at your tr«»
1 be spontaneous s r, >
l ' -
| A writer cares or exp.
j to tell about them. ! ?
; You may forgiw your
• has cause to be such.
J Curiosity is abo v,
} !oses its edge with a.,.
j One yawn starts ai
, audience; and one cough
j These present days an
• "the good old days" for s, :
i Charity should begin at ,
j economy begins with si
1 Human nature does .■:•
' about a hair's breadth in
} Left alone in the pari-r
j open piano, don't one-linger
If you are going to as .
i of a man by letter, alw.:\s
; name right.
If your friends like yon
• they will serve von.
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t to "use" tin in.
i If you speak well v.
| extemporaneously, go
| You have the gift.
\\ hat pre\* ■! i' s iw ■ >
j coining friends is ih:u
! will brook tppo- .
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if you are gcirg t«
| yourself with stai:-i! -
J answer s!at i.-l ics. no n ,
the statistics an-.
The senate has pu
against importation oi' a.iy
having implicit faith in tin
lor native born American tah r
supply the demand Ohio