A good many people have been perturbed over infections of the
elm shade trees located on lawns and park ways about buildings throughout West
Virginia, reports Thomas W, Skuce, Extension forester of the department of
biology at WVU. Some seem to think that the Dutch elm disease has reached this
Examinations of various samples of twigs and leaves submitted to
C.R. Orton, plant pathologist at WVU, have shown that the Dutch elm disease is
not present as yet. To date, the principle causes seem to be attributed to
common insects, drought, and diseases originating from sources that generally
can be controlled.
Dutch elm disease is known to exist in Ohio and has been found
in New York. With the disease present in Ohio, everyone is urged to watch elms
in which they are interested for wilting or yellow or brown leaves, accompanied
by brown streaks in the young wood.
Recent days and weeks have been the
beginning of an exhibition of exceptional beauty by
Mother Nature. The fall months in the U.S. in so
many sections of the country are the most beautiful
of the year.
There are those who think that nature puts on her grandest show
in the spring and those who believe the brilliant colors of fall represent
nature at its best. This latter group will have much support for its argument in
One of the lessons Mother Nature has to offer us is that there
is a power greater than anything the human mind can completely understand. The
brilliant display of gold and red and yellow leaves, and the wonderful spectacle
that nature presents about this time of year seems to the best argument to shake
the belief of atheists.
There are definite laws by which nature operates, and they
demonstrate a pattern for all life. Though it is sometimes hard to understand
misfortune and tragedy, when one considers the sureness and order of nature, the
inspiration which appears before our very eyes each year, there can be little
doubt that there is a design behind it all.
Police are on the trail of a burglar--or perhaps burglars-- with
a specialty in check forgery. Over the last two weeks three thefts were
committed in Calhoun County, all dealing with blank checks or check writing
machines. Since then, the burglars have been writing and passing forged checks
in a few neighboring counties. The dollar amount of the bad checks by now adds
up to over $4,000.