The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 3, 1950 · Page 3
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 1950 BLHHM1LTJE (ARK.) COURIER WEW8 PA« HAL lOYLE'S COLUMN Columnist Sees Sadness in Fall Of Stately Old Douglas Firs VALSETZ, Ore. (AP)—It Is • »adget a kind of forest, guilt oomplc great and stirring sight to see tree die. It gives you « lonely feeling «s it you were watching God or your father or something else you revered go down in solitary protest. On a high hill here in the coastal mountain range 1 watched two sky reaching Douglas lira sawed down within a half hour, and H was like seeing the death of old Stood for Century Each had stood for a century or so before the white man came, to blisht these eternally rain-wel mountains with his wish for wood his desire for shelter. These tremendous fir trees (ana they are tremendous) are stra like American people. They are erer.t advocates of free enterprise they reach for the life sivin -- curity of the sun. They will fight like unholv devil Ir.r sunshine, which to them 1 we-lth and prosperity, They vvi sro'.v like mad to gel ii. But if the \f£? ii they sicken and give ui Thev simply won't live in anolhf tree's shade as the hyena hcmloc is "Isd to do. But the ones that win nul in th competitive sra.sp for snlar-praspei Ity, (he ones th^t crowd out II weaker trees, are more be.Hliif (h»n fair women, more lowcrii than stron? men. Grown 400 Years Sune have grown for 403 years more and shoot 250 to 300 fe=t into thR air in green needled slender. proof that stanrilr? still cnn be as heiehtening sometimes as travel Is sumx>pcd to be broadening. Well, there they stood ihc I wo trees T am talking about, two trees wet at the foot and dry at the top, I trees In a virgin forest, and h still livine. And three men i old as Shakespeare, but trip, came and assaulted them as I watched, a guest In the lumber camn. The men who cut down .lie two trees were paid $2S to S30 a day tr, do so. They wore metal helmets liVe nature was at war with them, as it was. " Two men currying a portable pov.er saw approached the trees and made incisions as precise as a sureeon performing an appendectomy. Then the third man had to pet down to the decisive muscle, the thin? man always has lo return to. "He Took an Ax" He took an ax and made a deep niche In 'the saw scar behind the wnv they wanted Ihe tree to fall, that Is. he was the west wind if they wanted the tree to fall east. He put a wedge in the west wound, and bv sledpe blows he drove it in with the forces of pointed steel and flexing flesh. This tiny 8-foot figure at the in 1888. bsise told the srcat. tree the dircc- i In which it must die.. •e was a sudden crack, a shudder clear through the tall stem, and then it began lo fall. It went down with a whispering surprise, a shower of broken greenery, and came to earth with * peat and final groan. It, shook any listening heart, loggers ran for shelter The flying branches thrown . off by a falling tree are known to ; to them as "widow makers." They ' can telescope a skull. j All for a Honse I An odd thing about these men ; who make their living out of kill- In?, trees- their deferxse is that, one Jlaln Douglas tir can make a six room house—is the feeling they have for what they destroy. They Portageville News By Mr«. Raymond Toombs rtmn 12* i "I guess nothing In the world that f« lived so long fcs killed so Quick" lumber camp superintendent said, knew that with all his we»p„, for .survival he wouldn't live •i long as the thing hi* men cut own. But there is one difference be- ween the death of men and trees. A big tree dies with more dignity, ighlhg in « forest, th»n men do asping in » hospltirt Jystander Takes Seating in Cor Caught by Cops DETROIT. May 3. </!>>—The In nocent bystander—this timp he wa driving a car—takes the rap asaii Maurice. .1. JTHacne, 23, cruise along happily in his shiny new ear. The sun shone brightly and In a few days more he would be married. SlKiil.'iily. z-z-ing. a bullet whipped into his front seat, D'Hacne was caught in a cops and robbers-chase. He braked his car to the roadside ami stepped out with his hands held hiph. The* pursuing officers, who had been chasing a stolen car, rammed their patrol car into the side of the new car. It took D'Haene five minutes to explain that the car was his. Then the officers apologized and helped unhook the two vehicles. But D"Haene said that Macomb County Prosecutor Fred Nicholson told him any damage claims would lie denied because "the officers were performing their duty." So now the prospective bridegroom will have to have the car repaired him«-lf. And he wonders if it will be ready in time for the wedding Hnlth «»» Meeiln* Members of the County Health Council met April 25 in the Shannon Theater to »dopt « constitution nd by-laws. The seven-member board of oi- ectors was n»med »s follows: Dr. Harry Carter, Portageville; Harvey Judd, Gideon; Dr. John Kil!»n, Portageville; Dr. E. E. Jones, jilbmirn; Mrs. I>6 Hedgepath-, Don Brewer, Risco; and Mrs. Beji- nie Leonberger. I.llbourn. The board was scheduled to meet this week to elect permanent officers. Garden Cluh Has Show The PortaBCVille Oarden Club sponsored H flower arrangement demonstration Saturday In the recreation room of the Methodist Church with Mrs. J. E, Stafford of St. Louis Instructing. Mrs. Stafford holds a national certificate from the (Lower arranging schools and served as divisional chairman of the Greater St. Louis flower show last year. The Portageville flower show will be held May 4, Raster Seal Sales Itcsutf.s Mrs. Harvey Carter, Easter Sea sale chairman, has reported that S32.10 will be turned over to the county chairman, Mrs. Hartsel Kimes, from the sale of Raster Seals in Port.igevllle. The sixth nnrl tenth *r«d»« »f the public schools led in sales. Kocial Notes Mary Jean Fisher, daughter »f Mr. and Mrs. Robert Laudon Fisher of Marston, celebrated her sixth birthday Sunday with > dinner. Mrs. W. C. Thompson entertained the Merry Matrons bridge club last Wednesday in her home. Honors went lo Mrs. J. II. Woricman, Mrs. Lee Peerson. Mrs. C. C. Fuller, Mrs. Arthur Drerup and Mrs. W. C. Thompson. Mr. and Mrs. Chester Furgcrson entertained members of the Town aurt Country Club Sunday, Mrs. H. E. Patlerson entertained t!ie Tuesday afternoon bridge club last week. Honors went to Mrs. Nell Smalley and Miss Stella DeLlsle. Mr.s, Motidy Richardson and Mrs. Douatd Rone won pri7.es Tuesday when Mrs, Hryon DeUsle enter t«ln*d her bridge club. Mrs. Ruby Saporlta was surprised Saturday afternoon when the Church o( Oort Missionary Society honored tier witli a birthday party. Mrs. Ram Avery was hostess to members of (tic Thursday night bridge club when pri/cs went to Mrs. Gene Wilson nml Mrs. Russell Thorncll. Honors were won bv Mrs. T. A. Lee, Mrs. Gertrude Wllliford and Miss Stella Del.Isle last Wednesday when Mrs. Lee entertained .her bridge club. Members r>[ the Junior Garden club visited the flower gardens nt the homes of Lee Mostly, Ben Segal. Mrs. A. A. necdsr and Guy ! DeLisle. Mrs. I,. B. Wllloy entertained with a dinner Sunday in honor of her husband's bhitiday. Lottery Sa/ei Course MEXICO am. May 3. (f>— Mexico's lottery ticket sellers are going to learn salesmanship. The old people, children and cripples who sell tickets will be taught how lo do it without annoy- the customer. The ticket sellers Most Nevada rivers [low into desert sings with no outlet. Refresh, .. add zest to the hour ifc Jive to i blwfc hi ttt* *rwm- town section. Hie national lottery, which win hold the salesmanship clauM, s»l* the sellers would aso b4 taught "elementary hygiene." One fourth of New York City 1 * water comes from the Croton River. memo: to Graduates Woodpeckers Peck Holes in Windmill POMONA. Woodpeckers Calif.. May 3. are fighting wind machine in an orange grove here, and so far it's cost Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Smart $300 in damages. Flocks of the birds have borer! Tour large holes through both blades, throwing them off balance. The machine is used to circulate air and protect the trees from frost. Turning oh the motor doesn't daunt the birds, either. They nlway.s return to resume the battle' after the machine si ops. The woodpeckers don't bother the orange * tree lunch refreshed The first, photo-electric. cfiH, forerunner of television, was developed Television tubes now range In size from 3 inches -,-to .10" inche diameter. 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