QUESTION: An out-of-state
man recently oifered to prevent
oak blight In my trees at a cost
of $23 per tree. Is this too much
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ANSWER: Presumably, you
are referring to "oak wilt." At
any rate you should be on guard
against transient "tree experts"
rhaking such offers, says John L.
Gray, in charge of forestry for
the State College Extension Serr
"Where the firm or individual
is not known by the home owner,
the owner would do well to check
with his local Chamber of Com
merce or Better Business Bureau
before accepting any offers in
volving his trees," Gray warns.
There have been several re
ports of transient "tree experts"
derating in the state and offer
ing to spray or fertilize oak trees
to prevent attack by "oak blight,"
for^$25 to $30 per tree.
Gray points out that at present,
oaks Infected by oak wilt have
been found in Asheville and
Waynesville only, in this ; State.
Futhermore, plant pathologists
have not determined how this di
sease spreads for long distances.
Therefore, Gray says, until an
oak becomes Infected, no treat
ment can be recommended.
' Mircroscopic examination of
twigs from suspected trees is the
only sure method of determining
positively whether an oak is in
fected with oak wilt.
Gray recalls that last summer
an operator was in North Caro
lina who offered to treat trees
so that they would be free from
attack"" from all insects and di
seases for at least five years. This
man sprayed or painted the
trunks of trees with a mixture of
oil and creosote. As a result, some
thin-barked' trees died.
There are reputable tree sur
gery companies and individuals
located in North Carolina and
surrounding states who are train
ed and equipped to render ser
vice to tree owners, Gray says,
but tree owners should check on
persons or companies not known
to the tree owner.
Logan Supply Co.
B & B Restaurant and Soud Shop
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We Will Be Closed Christmas Day
Deep Freeze Unit
At Christmas time almost
everyone thinks of making pre
sents and giving them to neigh
bors, friends and relatives, but
Iredell County 4-H'er June Mor
rison has used her frozen foods
project not only as a means of
supplying her own family with
the "ibasic seven" 365 days a
year, but she has also made a
practice of giving her frozen
produce to neighbors, friends
June says that when her fami
ly bought their home treeier a
whole new way of living started.
The Morrisons have a locker in
Statesville, but the town was 10
miles away and , the distance
made it inconvenient to take
food into the freezer locker very
often; so for the sake of con
venience they have added a
June, who was acclaimed
county winner in the 4-H frozen
foods project this year, is now a
freshman at Erskine College in
South Carolina. While still at
home and a member of the Cele
ste Henkle Senior 4-H Club, June
and her mother did quit,e a bit
of freezing together ? as a mat
ter of fact June says that they
froze practically all of their
meats, fruits and vegetables.
She said that she. and her mo
ther have made a practice of
giving "sunshine" gifts of frozen
foods to sick people, to old folks
and invalids who do not have
very much fresh or frozen food.
She remarked that they have al
so taken frozen food to bereaved
families to help with the prepa
ration of meals in time of need.
Nita Orr State Cottege exten
sion specialist in frozen foods,
commented that June is one of
the 4-H girls who is learning to
live the frozen foods way pf life
and by so doing she has intro
duced this efficient nf?w way of
life to neighbors and friends. By
living the irozen foods way June
has been able to assure her fam
ily of good, nutritious food three
times a day throughout the year
and yet have plenty of time left
over for her major field of in
terest ? religious education.
Did You Remember . ; .
... to take home a few extra
toys? If you are expecting two or
three neighborhood small fry to
drop in, you can be sure six will
show up. And three toys and six
children do not enhance "Peace on
Did You Remember . . .
. . . to check the Christmas tree
lights? Not day befor'e yesterday.
Not last week We mean right now.
A few stores are still open and you
can supply now ones.
I)id You Remember ...
. . . that you told ill those people
to drop in for refreshment tonieht?
lie iter check on the oakc. - rookies,
soft drinks, and other goodies
I : You Remember . . .
. . those last minute Christina J
cards? If not. you. can send tele
grams to friends too far away for
cards to reach them by December
25. You can even haVe a messenger
call at your house while the guests
you invited in tor snacks are there,
and probably everybody ?will re
member someone far away who
should have a Christmas gfeetinf.
Did Ypu Remember . . ,
; ... to bang. some kind of Christ
mas decoration outside the house,
so -passing strangers may enjoy
some of the Christmas glow that
is in. your home and reflect it
arour. H your town-? Remember,
everyone has a part io this "Christ
mas chetr. not just vOiir small
circle, and the more cheer you
scatter, the more you a .11 gather
Eradication of pullorum disease
is now possible in North Carolina
says N. C. State Cpllege poultry
Egg production in November
was 4 per cent larger than No
vember of last year, setting a
new record for the month.
Mere's Mow Zo Choose
]/our Christmas Vree
NEAKLY 9C.000.000 Christmas
trees will be sold in the U. S.
this year. Select one which will re
tain its needles well indoors. A
Simple treatment will keep the
Beedles from drying ouV, make the
tree less flammable and keep it
re en longer.
Choosing the tree: Select a bal
sam or Douglas flr. Their needles
.will last two or three weeks fn
| doors. A balsam Is easily identified
,by its fragrance, rigid branches
.and ? two thick rows ' of needles
'.Which do not slab the hand. Doug
las fir. the be$t of the firs, has
long pointed red buds. Other ftrs
have globose buds. All have soft
needles. A spruce drops its needles
soon after it's placed in a warm
room. A Norway spruce, however,
makes an ideal community Christ
mas tree outdoors. A white spruce
Is better than a Norw&y spruce
for indoor use. Pir.es recognized by
?xtra-long needles can be used.
Hemlocks and junipers are of little
?alue as Christmas trees.
Preventing needle drop: Cut at a
slant an inch o(T the base and set
the tree in a bucket of water or wet
sand 24 hours before bringing it in
the house. Then anchor tree firmly
in a holder that domains water or
moist sand. Do not place it near a
Fire precautions: (Internally) ?
No tree can be made completely
flame-proof. Government experts
suggest reducing 'flammability by
standing tree in a solution of either
ammonium sulfate,, ammonium
phosphate, calcium chloride or am
monium ' sulfamate four to ^ix
days. First weigh tree and divide
by four. That will be number -of
pounds of material required. To
each pound add one and a half
pints of water. During treatment,
keep tree in cool, dark place. (Ex
ternally) ? M'X nine parts water
gla ss (soluble sodium silicate)
With one part water containing
teaspoon of wetting agent (such as
solvent soap) per qu.irt. Dip tree
Into solution or spray it on tree.
This will give shiny finish to
Christmas Greens: Measure
height of ceiling before buying
tree. If branches must be trimmed
from tree, use them for door
spray, mantel piece or swag for
newel post. -
INFLATION . . . Santa super- i
vIsjps while one of his helpers
. inflates a doll. The benevolent
old gent looks on with interest.
Perhaps he in thinking inflation
is nut' ? ?>nfined to economics.'
ADMJNISTRAT03 S NOTICE
Having qualified as adminis
trator for the estate of William L?.
Blackburn, deceased, all persons
having claims against said es
tate will please tile same with
the undersigned on or before the
28th -day of November, 1933, or
this notice willbe pleaded in bar
of their recovery.
All persons indebted to said
estate will please make immedi
This the 24th day of November,
G. S. Blackburn, Administrator
for William L. Blackburn,
Grover, N. C.
J. R. Davis, Attorney.
Nov. 27? Jan 1
We're wishing you
a bigger .better,
and happier New
Year for 1953.
Alexander's Appliances & Groceries
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* Christmas criss-cross
for a New Year that will
ring in a new era of
peace and prosperity.
A & M FOOD STORES
NO RAIN, DEAR . . . This
young Udy makes a pretty pic
ture down in sunny Florid* on
-Christmas eve as she poses with
Kudolph the red-nosed reindeer.
Although Florida larks snow It
makes up for It in other beau
The nation's farm flock totaled
374,332,000 layers in November.
TurHey prices throughout the
nation averaged 33.7 cents per
pound live weight in mid-Novem
bef, compared with 37.8 cents a
IHamriclc's Corner Cafe I
Corner of Pied. & Mtn. St. I
May the great joy of
the season find its way
into your hearts
in large, measure.
Rainwater Furniture Company
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THE CITY'S MODERN STORE
To (ill OI< r /kiok/s nnd nci^klxirt we ^ive voice
to greetings in the true Christmas tradition.
With them go our very best wishes for a happy holiday...
full of joy and peace, good health and contentment.