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The Zephyr, Vol. 2, No. 12, December 1925 - Image 1. December 1925. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 28, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/2907/show/2905.

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Title The Zephyr, Vol. 2, No. 12, December 1925
Contributor (Local)
  • Heiser, Joseph M., Jr.
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date December 1925
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Ornithology
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Location ID 2007-023, Box 14, Folder 28
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Original Collection Outdoor Nature Club Records
Digital Collection Outdoor Nature Club Newsletters
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections/
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Transcript THE E P H Y R Monthly Bulletin,of the. Outdoor Nature. Club, of Houston, Texas- December, 1925 Vol. No.12 Give fools their gold, and knaves their power; Let fortune's -bubbles rise and fall; Who sows a field, or trains a flower, Or plants a tree is more than all. • — Y/hittier. 1-- The close approach of Christmas brings to public attention a phase of the great conservation movement that has received, in recent years, more and more thought by organizations Interested, in the. preservation of America's valuable resources of the wild. Since its formation, the Outdoor Nature Club has joined heartily in the effort to arouse popular interest in the conservation of our decorative evergreens. In doing this, the club has carefully avoided the position of favoring the passage of restrictive legislation not demanded by general public sentiment. Knowing that the holly tree, which occupies a unique position in the affections of the people because of its beauty and symbolism, was rapidly disappearing, and feeling that general ~~irj knowledge of this fact was all that was necessary to insure proper provision for its preservation, the Outdoor Nature Club has confined its efforts to pointing out the value of the holly as a feature of our scenery, proving that its continued general use meant eventual extermination, and asking nature lovers everywhere to join us in voluntarily giving up the use of holly and using substitutes for Yuletide- decorations. There has been no attempt to make this a "reform" 'movement, "no-"thought of forcing our plan upon anyone not in sympathy with it. We cannot Claim to be entirely unselfish in our motives, for the disappearance of the holly from every spot within reach of the club's outings would leave a vacancy like the absence of an old friend from his customary place at the table, but the Outdoor Nature. Club plans to have its own forest sanctuary, where holly trees, un- scarred and symmetrical, will share the guarded ground with other native trees, and the disappearance of this lovely evergreen from the woodlands about Houston would viork less hardship upon our members than upon the general public, whose eyes will long in vain for the sight of the holly's rich foliage, among the barren woods long after their hands have lost the Itch Bo ply ax and saw. Friends, ten years from now - probably much less - you, or your children, will be using artificial wreaths and sprays in the window and above the mantelpiece, for the real holly will be so rare as to be unobtainable. Is it not the sensible thing to begin using those substitutes now, and keep the American holly as a cherished part of our Southern scenery, as it has been through the years gone by? If you agree, then invest a small sum in one or more of the attractive manufactured wreaths on sale in many of the downtown stores; put your decorations up early, so that your friends and neighbors may see; and then, when Christmas comes, get into your car and d rive far out to where the birds are singing their Christmas carols among the glossy leaves and ruby berries of your own Chuistmas gift to posterity. Merry Christmas! Once again the American Tree Association has come, to the rescue of our time-honored Christmas tree by announcing that the. . general use of young firs, spruces and pines, obtained properly, will not be contrary to the important principle of forest conservation. This good news comes in a special circular of the association which is so well written that we hope it will result in a broader spirit of responsible 'and provident enjoyment, rather than furnish justification for further extravagance and thoughtless vandalism. r-if^-J