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Caused Most NC
Forest Fires In '52
WASHINGTON. D C Special
? Careless smokers and debris
burners caused half of North Car
olina's forest fires in 1952. accord
;fj >*'- ing to American Forest Products
Last year 4,280 fires burned 357.-1
843 acres. During 1951 a total of I
3.652 fires burned 208.026 acres
James C. McClellan. chief for
ester of American Forest Products
Industries, said the Tar Heel
state's increase in forest fires and
acreage burned was reflected na
tionally by a 15 per cent increase
in fires and a 30 per cent increase !
in acreage burned
The AFPI forester said that had
it not been for the work of the
efficient forest fire fighting organ
izations jn the state and for the
Keep North Carolina Green forest
fire prevention program, organized
r t in I94C. "many thousands more
acres" probjbh would hav? been
lost 4o fire
Tile AFPI report, based on U.S.
Forest Service figures, showed
careless trash and debris burners
, caused 1.362 forest fires in North
Carolina in 1955. Careless smok
ers started 882 fires, and persons
who failed to use proper precau
tions in building and suppressing
campfires caused 352 fires.
Those who deliberately set the
woods afire, through malice or in
the mistaken belief greater profits
could be realized through "burning
off" the woods, caused 797 fires.
North Carolina is one iff 15
states that do not provide organized
protection for all their woodlands.
In 1952. 92.6 per cent of North
Carolina's forests were under or
Freed POWs Ask For
Ham And Eggs, Ice Cream
Farm Bureau Sets
GREENSBORO ? Farm Bureau
Executive Vice-President R Flake
Shaw announced here this week
'hat plans ate being made to hold
he organization's 18th annual con
vention in Raleigh November 15
He said this action was taken by
!he State Farm Bureau Board last
?veek in order to give the various'
.?ounty units an opportunity for
vider particiption in formulating
heir own resolutions and instruct
ing v<?ting delegates to the state
Shaw pointed out that in the
oast the state meeting has been
held during February, two months
lfter the American Farm Bureau
Convention. L'ndtr the new date,
he said, the North Carolina voting
delegates to the American Farm
Bureau Convention w'll be better
cjuaiified to present recommenda
tions to the national organization
to be included in the following
He said every effort will be made
to obtain the expressions of all
Farm Bureau members before the
state meeting on such important
issues as farm income stability and
improvement, general price levels,
the Federal budget, production and
marketing adjustments, the role of
government, conservation and im
provement of farm resources, the
free choice system, capital needs
of agriculture, two-way trade or
aid. labor-management relations.!
spokesmen for farmers and world
? By JAKE BADS
WASHINGTON?Among the first
American women whom released
American prisoners of war saw
upon arrival In Tokyo was a tall
>oung woman with a sunny smile
; aifd freckles, ready to give them
the kind of food they hankered for.
Capt- Mary Lipscomb, chief of
the Food Service uivL&ioa of the
American Army Hospital in Tokyo,
knew just what kind of food sick
soldiers should have and what to
put on their plates to perk up their
, spirits. She had been at the hos
pital since July 195<L the first Army
dietitian assigned to .the Far East
after hostilities ubegap in Korea.
On busy days she had taken care
of the food wants of from 1.800
to 1.900 patients. "During World
War II she served 17 months as
dietitian on a ho>piti.l ship, mas
mg 10 round tripe' to Scotland,
England. North Afrit?#: Italy and
"The released POWs. like the
boys who had been In combat, were
mighty glad to get back to some
fresh milk and fresh eggs, and
when they were ready for a full
diet they went for steak, roast beef, j
chicken and pastries," she told me
while on leave here.
Former American and other U.
N. prisoners of the Communists
werq offered milk and fruit juice
after the doctors had looked them
over, she said, and "it was interest
ing to note they first chose fruit
juice, which showed they had had
a lack of fruits in the prison
"It was a case of Mother Na
ture's taking care of their needs
by giving them a taste for fresh
fruits." Capt Lipscombe said.
' Most of them had ice cream twice
a day. We gave them a choice of
foods. Anything they wanted we
tried to get for them. One young
man asked for ham and eggs. There
were requests for strawberry short
cake and chocolate pie. Many said
they had been living on rice ra
tions and watered bean soup."
Capt. Lipscomb says Army ra
tions are improving all the time
and now. even in Korea are ex
cellent. "Some boys say the closer
they get to the front, the better
Hie food." she saW.
Capt. Lipscomb, born In Clio,
S. C . majored in home economics
at the South Carolina College for
Women and took her hospital die
tetics internship at Vanderbilt
University hospital at Nashville.
Tenn. She entered the Army in
December 1943. Her brother. Lt.
Col. Lafar Lipscomb, a West Point
graduate is stationed at Ft. Bliss,
North Carolina tobacco farmers
will market approximately 883.225.*
000 pounds of flue-cured leaf this
year, only 1.4 per cent below that
of 1952 despite the 7 per cent
North Carolina cotton farmers
are cultivating some 770.000 acres
this year, about 2 per cent more
than in 1952.
''?Ji 9 ? ?'
H Green lumber contains an excessive
amount of moisture. When it is used in
the framework of a home it gradually
dries to equal the moisture in the air.
r% .1 . ? .11 I ? .1 .
During this in-the-home drying the /
lumber shrinks... the framework loosens
at the joints^... thetfructu/e nd longer
The result...is squeaky floors, stuck
windows, twisted walls. It all adds up to
troubles and costs which can be
avoided by building with DRY, pre
shrunk lumber ? lumber that hbs been
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Richland Supply Co.
COMMUNITY FIELD DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN
as members of the various Community Develop
ment Programs visit their neighbors throughout
the. county for tours and picnics. Pictured at last
year's Aliens Creek-Thickety tour are (left to
right): J. Hack Clark, the Rev. C. L. Allen and
Jack Chapman. Aliens Creek were hosts to Morn
ing Star Saturday, and Thicketv will visit Iron
Du<T on Thursday.
In Mountain Areas
More rain fell on North Caro
lina during the week ending July
25 than has occurred during any
other week in July, according to
the Crop ~ Reporting Service at
Raleigh, but the state still has
many drought-ridden areas. Rain
fall came in the form of thunder
showers, and was extremely vari
able from place to place.
The first break in the fair weath
er in Western North Carolina came
when an inland low pressure area
came on Thursday, causing show
ers in most areas. Most mountain
counties received light to ample
Hie condition of growing crops
for the state as a whole continued
to decline during the week, except
In localized areas.
Soil moisture conditions were
generally "OK" in the mountain
counties, with a few scattered lo
calities reporting dry conditions.
The condition of the tobacco crop
ranges from poor to very good. The
burley crop in most mountain coun
ties is reported in fair condition.
The condition of the corn crop
dropped slightly during the week,
except in the mountain area, where
soil moisture conditions were fav
orable. Reports show the crop to
be in good to very good condition.
The hay crop is generally in fair
shape, with conditions in the
mountains generally good.
Pasture conditions are fair to
good in the mountain counties.
Evaporated Milk Means
Quarter Billion Dollars
Annually To Farmers
Production figures for 1952 in
dicate that evaporated milk re
mains an important member of the
dairy products family. Nearly 3 bil
lion pounds of evaporated milk
were produced last year, taking
nearly six per cent of the total
milk production. The retail output
Is a third of a billion dollars a
year, of which the dairy farmer
receives a quarter of a billion.
When the processing of whole
milk into evaporated milk was de
veloped some sixty years ago, it
was to meet the need for a year
'round milk supply, especially In
thosp areas remote from dairy
centers. The convenience of this
concentrated whole milk In cans,
however was readily recognized by
homemakers all over the country,
Its ease of transport, storage and
use started evaporated milk con
sumption on its raDid climb to its
nresent high level. Today around
8.500.000 cans of evaporated milk
^re being used daily in Ameriran
kitchens for family food prepara
tion. for Infant feeding and other
Reaches Record High
More cheese than ever is being
consumed by Americans.
Hitting a new high last year,
ehease consumption per person
reached the new record of 7.7
pounds?giving weight to the
phrase, there s a cheese for every
person's taste and pocketbook!"
The new record is 400*. above
ore-wsr consumption, and more
than 70% above the level of twen
ty years ago.
Over Million Eggs
Hatcherymen serving the North
Carolina broiler industry set I,
Green Grazing Crops
Important To Poultry
Succulent green feed is one of
natural and best feeds for poultry.
State College says. Providing an;
ample supply for as great a por
tion of the year as possible is an
important phase of poultry pro
Some good green grazing crops:
Ladino clover, alfalfa, lespedeza.
soybeans (especially good for tur
keys), ryegrass and crimson clover.
Others include kudzu, Bermuda
grass, and other permanent pas-1
ture plants in the summer, and
small grains in the fall and spring.
285,000 eggs last week compared
with 1.307,000 the previous week
and 1,055,000 set during the cor
responding week of 1952. Hatch
ings during the week totaled 1.038,-1
000 compared with 1.097,000 a week
edrlier and 667,000 during the
same period last /year.
Aids Chicken House
Artificial lighting stimulates
?gg laying, according to State Col
lege. They have some influence on
nearly production and will help
increase the number of eggs dur
ing fall and winter. Morning
lights are the most popular of the
many systems used. Place bulbs
six feet above floors over feeders
ind waterers. Use a 40-watt bulb
ior every 200 square feet of floor
space. Reflectors should be 16
inches wide and four inches deep.
Do not increase or decrease length
)f day by more than 15 minutes.
Lights on poultry and turkey
preeders * are profitable. Place
lights on breeders three weeks be
fore hatching eggs ar^ desired: on
:urkey breeders two weeks before
placing in breeding pen.
Want Ads bring quick results
Fungus Blight In Pinal
May Be Cured By Spral
County Agent Advises I
"If you have a pine tree afflict-1
ed with a fungus needle blight. |
there no need to cut it down be-'
cause it's not likely to die?and
you may be able to cure it," says
Needle blights of Southern hard
pines and t*e Eastern white ^ine
are commonly caused by several
fungi. Needles of the blighted pines
die from their tips for varying dis- I
tances, but the bases often remair*!
green, giving the needle bundles
the appearance of having betsr.
partially dipped in brown paint. /
Early stages of fungus bll'jht
can be recognized by spots or bands
of discolored tissue in the green
healthy parts of the needles.' If
needles have completely died back
Broiler Average i
Above Past Week
Commercial broiler producers in
North Carolina received an average
of 29 cents per pound for broil-;
ers marketed during the past week I
?two cents above the preceding ]
week's average price and the same'
os that received during tfie com
parable week a year ago.
The Department of Agriculture
reported that grower prices at
hatcheries averaged $15.30 per
hundred for straight-run chicks
last week. Flock owners received
an average of 88.7 cents per dozen
for hatching eggs.
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when yon. breed your
cows artifically to sires
proven great. Dial
GL 6-3575 by 11 a.m.
for same day service.
If you wish to call be
fore i a. m., call
John R. Carver
DIAL GL 6-5352
Registered Guernsey, Holstein, and '
Jersey semen available.
fung.us blight can I
ni2"d by holding ,h . 1
U*V?t to show uI "M
spots and bandJ 1
fungus blight can 1
recording to the count.*
spraying with Bore. I
the strength :
manufacturer or """l
fungicides Ferbam J
rates of 2 pounds p? '21
of water. Sprays -i-lV?!
ed everv fee weeks J
White pine blight J
which is not known -hi*
confused with fungus jS
Franklin. This dise J*
to eastern whit,. pine *M
suggests, and since its?*
known no specific
suggested. Fungicidal o9
Proved to be ineffecUwl
batting ,t Affected ,r*|
reddish-brown color hi
mer because of partial dj
of new needles ,nd trMJ
the disease for Sevenii J
have dwarfed needle. J
green in color. Early ne*
ng and reduction in s|3
are also characteristic rJ
and watering will d0 no-J
may help trees to reeoJ
white pine blight r..J
May Bring ]
f?,yhen tddney function stondon
??hJLCa!DPi ln of lack*
Don"/ d'"1DM" ??<> luM '
Donit suffer restless mrht, *itks
comforts if reduced kidn-v funtcs
iff6 Up n,*hts or Request|
n2? * neglect your kidneys 11 ?*
diu~,l h,1LZ"u Try
toe 15 miles of kidney tubes d
flush out waste. Get Doan's Pijj
THE LAW REQUIRES THAT WE ADVERTISE AND
SELL ALL PERSONAL PROPERTY ON WHICH 1952
TAXES HAVE NOT BEEN PAID ?
THE NAMES OF ALL DELINQUENT TAX PAYERS
WILL BE PUBLISHED DURING THE MONTH OF
AUGUST AND THE PROPERTY WILL BE SOLD THE
2nd MONDAY IN SEPTEMBER
G. C. FERGUSON
Tax Collector and Supervisor For The Town of Waynesvillc
OFFICE IN CITY HALL