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Acton Free Press

May 1, 1958, Page 6

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Corner Brook Western Star (Newspaper) - June 03, 1944, Corner Brook, Newfoundland 2 the Western Star saturday june 3, 1944 a a Quot a a a i _. A Lee staf established 1900 Cerner Brook Newfoundland member of Canadian weekly newspaper association weekly newspaper advertising Bureau. Published saturday each week by the Western publishing company limited proprietors and publishers Albert Bergeron general manager Charlotte m. Burry editor Elizabeth Smith assistant editor v. J. Parsons advertising amp circulation mgt. Subscription rates $1.90 per year by Carrier $2.00, foreign 2.50 saturday june 3, 1944 save the Forest week for one week of each year the people Are asked to pause and reflect on the importance of our Forest. Rut the responsibility or preserving our forests rests upon every citizen not for just one week but throughout the year and particularly during those months when thousand a of fishermen Camp along the streams and picnic parties enjoy the Woods. The number of men employed in the fire patrol of Newfoundland is very Small they require the cooperation of everyone if our Forest heritage is to be preserved. A already Forest fires this year in two Canadian provinces have destroyed Timber estimated at six Hundred million dollars the amount of the stupendous Victory loan which the Dominion has just floated. Already fire has played havoc in our Woods this year and although the damage As yet has not been estimated we Are Safe in assuming that loss of wages to men who might have been employed in utilizing that Wood is High. It takes Only a Little while to destroy what has required years to build. Everyone appreciates the tragedy of a Home destroyed by fire yet when a Forest Burns it Means unemployment for the fathers who support Newfoundland a Homes. The Prosperity of this country depends to no Small extent on the forests men Are employed cutting Timber others make lumber and paper out of that Wood merchants sell their goods to men who Are paid by paper companies and lumber manufacturers and clergymen teachers doctors and other professional men depend upon communities whose main source of Revenue is derived directly or indirectly from the forests. Save the Forest week starts on monday and the Western Star is proud to dedicate this Issue to the men who spend their lives protecting our forests to the men who fight fires to the men whose studies of the insect menace will combat an enemy As destructive As fire. To these men go our gratitude and appreciation and the gratitude and appreciation of All the people of Newfoundland. Public health among the Unsung heroes of Bur Day in Newfoundland Are the members of the department of Public health and welfare. When we consider their splendid work in connection with cottage hospitals the inoculation of All school children against contagious diseases and what they Are doing m connection with the suppression of venereal disease our admiration for the men and women of the department knows no Bounds. Much of their work must be kept quiet owing to its very nature particularly the last mentioned. The building of cottage hospitals in places Remote from larger centres and where transportation is limited is a Boon that can lie appreciated fully Only by those who have experienced the fear of illness while living in isolated places. It is True that at the moment several of the hos Pukt suffer from shortage of personnel but that misfortune is not Peculiar to hospitals m Newfoundland. The shortage of doctors and nurses is acute everywhere and the shortage must continue until the War ends. Every child of school age enjoys the Benefit of inoculation against infectious disease not in any one Section of the country Lut in All sections where it is possible for a departmental doctor or nurse to travel. We no longer experience yearly epidemics of typhoid and cases of Scarlet fever and Dyph theria Are relatively uncommon. We appreciate the fact that much of the work being done in connection with the suppression of venereal disease must be done without publicity. We Hope however when once the situation is Well in hand that there will be a country wide Campaign to acquaint the people with social Hygiene. Publicity of this nature has been found effective elsewhere notably in Denmark where the venereal disease rate is lower than anywhere in the world. Last week sir John c. Puddester commissioner for Public health and welfare accompanied by several of the country a leading medical in visited Corner Brook to select a site for the Sanatorium for the treatment of tuberculosis patients. We have Learned to expect action after visits from the commissioner and we Are confident of speedy action in connection with the proposed Sanatorium. A staggering amount of work still lies ahead of the members of the department of Public health and welfare but in View of their tremendous accomplishments during the past ten years we can look Forward with Confidence to the future of Public health in Newfoundland. Burma the chinese offensive across the Salween River on a Broad front Means desperately serious business for the japanese army in Burma. It undoubtedly Means that despite the Monsoon Rains general Stilwell in the North West of Burma the British Indian airborne Force on the Irrawaddy and the chinese on the Burma Road in Yunnan Are going to try to seize All of Burma North of an East and West line drawn through Katha and Bahamo and re open land communications Between India and China. With the fall of my Itkina general Stilwell has his Choice of two logical courses. If the Monsoon season has not set in too firmly he May try to push his forces Down to chemo some seventy five Miles South of my Itkina and link the Ledo and Burma roads in that Vicinity. However if it seems inadvisable to push further South at this time general Stilwell also can attempt to Hack a path for the Ledo Road eastward from my Itkina to connect with the Burma Road from there. We get tired too the Shawinigan Standard there Are times that we wonder if there is any Grey matter in the space above our ears. There Are times that we think that very few weekly editors have any brains at All. That at least should Start an argument in the fraternity even if All our readers agree with k. To produce a newspaper daily or weekly requires practically continuous employment anywhere from ten to sixteen hours a Day. The same Revenue could be derived by engaging in a pick and shovel Job. Every mistake you make is a Chance for someone to threaten you with a Shotgun or a lawsuit. I have still to hear a single editor claim he Mam a Good comfortable living on his paper alone. No you need not add us to the list of a Unsung heroes Quot just foolish or Plain simple. Demand High Standard Deloraine Man times news since education is an attempt to stimulate growth of the child through his experiences it naturally follows that the most important factors in education Are the personality and ability of our teachers. What does the Public expect of the men and women who staff our schools in the first place we expect sound scholarship and professional skill to attain which requires years of preparation. We expect Good health and absolute integrity of character. We expect an understanding of youth qualities of leadership and personal magnetism. It the Alliance i heart onto heart unfolding one great aim a world redeemed from tyrants and their shame Kiuei icons and British Side by Side breast now the flood of wrongs unhallowed tide. Brothers in blood Brothers in Pind and soul your Phalanx de strength m one Long Battle Roll is Herald of the Dawn that ends the night and rampant forms of hatred puts to flights. Oat of the wrack and turmoil of the time. With Strong endeavour in a cause Sublime. Be Are god s pledge that men shall one Day see the downfall of Many a mood red tyranny. Quebec conference. August 1943 fret Stu Cote sum. Senior chaplain. 1st Canadian Jividan. Cut 111 11 letters to the editor the right to earn the Western Star Corner Brook. To the editor summer is near at hand and with it the hazards olt Forest fires. It is the duty of every newfound in tet whether he be Fisherman Farmer or Lumberman to give thought especially at this time to the saving of the Forest from destruction by preventing Forest fires. A healthy Well looked after Forest is an asset to our country and will continue to be an asset for Many Many years to come if we As citizens would Only realize our duty and do it Well. Most All Forest fires Are started through carelessness and not intentionally by persons who do not realize just what damage and destruction can be caused by dropping a lighted match cigarette butt or by not completely quenching the Small Camp fire. In order to live work and be prosperous we must protect our natural resources. It takes Over one Hundred years to grow a Forest. It can be destroyed in almost As Many hours. So let us All Bear in mind when travelling working or on pleasure in the Woods that it pays to be very careful with fire and that through no carelessness on our part will we be responsible for depriving any Man the right to earn his daily bread. We. Wiseman Deer Lake. Responsibility the Western Star Comer Brook. To the editor the first week of the season each year As most of your readers know has been set aside by the fore9t fire patrol of Newfoundland As a week during which the attentions of our people Are directed towards ways and Means in which they can help to prevent the Wanton destruction of our forests. During this Quot save the Forest week As it is known fire signs Are posted in conspicuous places slogans and notices placed at different spots in our Woods newspapers contain articles suitable for the occasion and even our trains Bear Large Quot save the Forest banners. All this is done As a part of a great concentrated Effort to instil into the minds of our people the urgent need of Forest preservation. So much has been written on the subject that there is no need for me to dwell on the. Causes of Forest destruction or the Means of prevention. And it is really old but still will be everlastingly new. But i want to remind you again you people who love the great outdoors. There Are other ways of spoiling the beauties of our great forests besides fires. Done to leave your camping ground littered with old cans and papers. Done to go around the Woods chopping Down Small Trees just for the pleasure of trying out your new axe. Remember that our forests were All Little Trees once and please please be careful with your fire. Make it As close to the water As you can. There is nothing at All admirable about the person who leaves his fire burning in the Woods. It Only takes a minute or two to put it out. Each and every person when next you go camping fishing or hiking remember to safeguard to your utmost the Beautiful forests of our country which not Only give employment directly and indirectly to thousands but also helps in a Large Way to make our Newfoundland one of the Beauty spots of the world. Let each person make it his or her individual Rejto Nihil ity to help preserve the heritage which is ours. Yours truly Don Cook Comer Brook. Carelessness is treason the Western Star to the editor Comer Brook. A save the Forest week has rolled around again and coming. As it does at the Start of the dangerous Forest fire season it May do some Good. In wartime when carelessness sets ablaze the Timber lands hundreds of men must cease work immediately and be rushed with All Speed to save our precious Forest. Wartime work must halt. Man hours by the hundreds a Many valuable working Days Are lost to the War Effort. As Man Power grows scarcer the carelessness that causes Forest fires merits the name of treason. Do your part to help stamp out these cruel inroads upon our most valuable heritage and the needless waste of wartime Effort. Do it today to help win the War by preventing Forest fires. Yours truly p. G. Tipping Comer Brook. By the Way this week protecting the Forest against insect invaders by h. A. Butler of the department of natural resources the red Demon the Western Star Corner Brook. To the editor a save the Forest week has again arrived heralding the approach of another dangerous period to All those who earn their bread and butter through the manufacturing of paper from Newfoundland a forests. Practically everyone in the Island directly or indirectly benefits from our forests but very few of us Stop to think How this source of income can be stopped by one dry summer and a very few Forest fires. A Forest fire once started can destroy a Hundred Square Miles of Forest in a very Short time if conditions Are rights dry Windy weather. To a thoughtless Man a Forest fire is nothing but a Blaze of no real importance but to a Man who thinks a Forest fire is a terrible disaster. In a Forest fire he sees not merely Trees burning but dollars and cents houses and Homes fishing boats and stages fences and fuel food and clothing. During the coming season let us All take onto ourselves a self appointed task of fire wardens and do our Best to help protect our Forest from the red Demon. Howley. Yours truly woodsman save the Forest week has Lieen set apart each year in order to bring More vividly Lief re our people the need for adequate Forest Protection from fire and insect pests. It is a Well known fact that our forests stand High among the principal sources of our National wealth. If managed wisely and protected Well they will produce and continue to produce More wealth in the future than they have in the past. If this duty is neglected the coming generations will surely suffer. In order to protect our forests we must be a Forest conscious Remmel it ering that not Only in War but in peace Economy we must safeguard our resources. Forest conservation embraces Many factors but in save the Forest week we Are chiefly concerned with a better Forest management including a better fire Protection and the control of injurious Forest insect pests. You Are no doubt familiar with the destruction caused yearly by fires but in regard to the destruction caused by injurious insect pests you have heard very Little. In Newfoundland the predominating tree species Are Balsam fir and Black Spruce. From observations where there Are Virgin Balsam and Spruce stands on can see considerable quantities of dead Trees suggesting the possibility of an old insect outbreak which occurred probably Over one Hundred a years ago. Periodic outbreaks occur every few years the tendency of such epidemic occurring in predominating Balsam stands. At the present time we have a potentially dangerous insect pest in our Balsam Spruce stands called a the european Spruce Sawfly the discovery of this pest in our forests was made in August 1941, by a Memler of the Bowater a staff on the White Bay Road in the course of the annual Forest Survey. This is the insect that has destroyed most of the Spruce on the Gaspe Peninsula and in Eastern Quebec within the past few years. Its Early discovery in Newfoundland enables us to Institute control measures designed to prevent a similar disaster occurring in Newfoundland. While the european Spruce Sawfly at present is widely distributed in the Humber River and grand Lake districts we Are hopeful of keeping this pest under control. The Larch saw Fly this important pest of our Larch Trees commonly called Juniper is now reaching epidemic proportions in Newfoundland. The absence of stems and the relative Scarcity of mice Are weaknesses in the control Complex. However by liberation of the parasite Meso Leius tenth re dines we Hope to secure control Over a Jeriod of time. The Bronze Birch Florar this insect pest is chiefly present in Birch especially in areas Cut Over for soft Woods where it hastens die Back resulting from exposure. Other sgt Weies observed to have been Active Are the Spruce bark beetles the Larch Case bearer the White Pine Weevil and the Leaf mining Sawfly. The Sawyer beetles Are less numerous in Newfoundland than in Canada but Are capable of some injury to logs left with the bark on during the summer. Outbreaks of the Hemlock Looper have caused the destruction of Balsam Over considerable areas in the past. Between the years 1915-1918 the Hemlock Looper epidemic destroyed about 400,000 cords of pulpwood a North of Deer Lake and an estimated loss of Elxnit 600,000&Quot cords across the Northern Peninsula. It can be stated that the destruction of our forests by insects Over the past Twenty years was far greater than the destruction caused by fires. But this is not his whole Story. At any time our forests in Newfoundland May be devastated by the Spruce Bud worm which at the present time is causing such enormous damage to the forests in Canada. Between the years 1909�?1920 it is estimated that Quebec and the maritime lost 200,000,000 cords of Wood from this pest alone. The Bud worm menace is now extending and it would not be surprising if we discover it by sampling this year especially where there Are Over mature stands of Balsam. These facts should bring vividly before us the great need of firstly doing everything possible in prevention work rather than in control after the menace gains a foothold in our most. It is Only by constant observations from year to year that we can obtain a picture of insect conditions in the Forest that will enable us to make any reliable plans for control. In the meantime by Way of prevention we must concentrate on cutting out our Over mature stands of Balsam and Spruce to Lessen the danger of attack from the Spruce Bud worm. The Forest insect Survey inaugurated in 1938 is of Especial significance to All engaged in forestry Protection. The measures to be taken to prevent insect damage from spreading Are dependent to a great extent on the results of the Forest insect Survey. This annual Survey has for its object the protecting of our forests from damage by insects. The two great paid or companies Are co operating in this work along with the entomological division of Canada. The Survey Means the periodic examination of Trees by beating or shaking them Over an eight by eight Sheet collecting the insects thus obtained in simple boxes for identification. Cocoon Cal sections Are also taken from Given areas of the Forest floor. This Survey has already la Een instrumental in detecting the presence of several very injurious insect pests and As a result parasites to combat these have been secured and released in our forests. Measures such As these Are comparable to detecting a fire in time and taking action to preventing its getting out of control. It must be remembered that after a heavy outbreak of some destructive Forest pest the increase in fire Hazard is tremendous. It is our aim therefore to increase the sampling of our Trees and in this connection we Are asking you the general Public to cooperate in every Way possible in our Forest Protection work. If you notice anything wrong with the Trees in your Community communicate with the department of natural resources or the pulp and paper companies. We also ask the co operation of All owners of Mills and Timber limits especially in collection and sampling work. It is most important that All government officials Rerp ize the necessity of such Wor and enable us to obtain a f a Complete and regular sampling from All wooded areas of the Island. The question is often asked a How Long can a tree or a Forest withstand defoliation by some major injurious pest the answer to that question depends on several conditions the of defoliation the site the weather the presence or absence of secondary insects and fungi the age and Vigour of the Trees themselves. The Hazard involved must be gauged in each particular Case since some factors Are not predictable. Forest Protection from insect pests and fire still remains in this country the t fundamental basis upon which Cher branches of forestry ust be built. Therefore we Appeal to everyone to take every precaution while in the Woods to prevent fires from starting and to assist in every Way mossime in the work of Forest Protection. Star dust from our files of 1906 from our files of May 1906 quite a number of tourists and sportsmen have already arrived in the Colony and Are camped along the Banks of the West coast Rivers. Among the arrivals Are or. L. Chafe and wife or. Mott and wife colonel Ward capt. Rhodes and or. Underwood. The marriage of King Alfonso and Princess Ena of Battenburg took place on thursday at Madrid. While on their Way to the Palace an attempt was made to assassinate them. Two bombs were thrown from an upper window of one of the houses and exploded with deadly effect. Twenty persons were killed and Many injured. The King and Bride miraculously escaped without injury. By today Shonte another contingent of our fishermen will be leaving for the Straits of Belle Isle where they have fishing rooms. These men will fish from the Shore cure their catch and sell it from there. We wish bumper trips to All our fishermen and Pray that Providence May protect and bring them safely Home again. The . Glencoe struck on a submerged Rock off Ramea on wednesday morning and punctured her Bottom. By reversing the engines the ship was easily floated but water poured in so fast that in dense fog Captain Drake put his ship safely into Harbour dropped Anchor and backed her Stern ashore. Our circulation manager says nine new subscriptions have been received since last report together with eleven renewals from regular subscribers. Sales at local hews stands last week were up to the usual Standard and reports from news vendors in outlying towns show that there is a steady demand for the Western Star week by week. Advertisers will in. Pleased to learn that two new stands at Stephenville Joy it company s store and Gallant inn were opened last wee with a quota of sixty paper each and still another Star in grand Falls Morrissey i drug store will have the paper on Sale every week. Sales by the newsboys Iasi week were up to the Usua High level with most of the boys making a sold out a returns. Following Are the names of the newsboys Anc the null it or of papers sold it their respective territories last saturday 1. Fraser Bursey Humbermouth Road. 250 2. James Walsh Humbermouth. 150 3. Leslie Pond country Road. 4. Albert Hutchings West waterfront Etc. 5. George Byrne Curling. 6. Clyde King up. Valley Caribou. 7. Max Musseau Petri is Georgetown. 8. Glenn Bartlett mount Moriah. 9. Gerry March Broadway. 9t�?z 10. Clarence Locke greening a Hill. 7l 11. Lewis Simms buckles Valley. 61 sales in Tow site last sat a a urday were handled by the Junior corps As usual with j Tkel Fnu Gulnor oct Tufa a Bill Martin 58 Jim o Rourke 49 Ted Ledrew 42 Ralph car Berry 36 Billy Osmond 29 Gerry Penney 24, a Billy Bishop 18 Bobby Snow 12. Circulation advertisers will be please to learn that the Accra weekly paid circulation of the Western Star for the month of May was 4648 copies a increase of 215 copies Over that for the previous month this increase is due in part to the opening of new centres of distribution during the juts two weeks. 1 / ;