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Women’s Clubs and Forest Conservation

Women’s Clubs and Forest Conservation

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Women’s Clubs and Forest Conservation


#02642-z. Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Special Collections Library, UNC-CH


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One does not need to be an acute observer to note the great foothold the conservation spirit is gaining in the minds and interests of all thoughtful men and women. It is the slogan of the leaders of all great political movements.

Formerly our women' s Clubs were interested in all those that pertain to the aesthetic, nature--- literature, music and art; but man, always our best friend and advisor, has given us the intelligent hit that our services can be broadened, the scope of which includes many of his own pet schemes. Since the spinning wheel has been set aside by the great whirring loom---the knitting needle relegated to the cabinet of antiques--- women’s energetic desire to be ever-doing has found other channels for her heart and brains, and has, without dethroning her woman’s nature, caused her to engage in work for the betterment and uplift of humanity. The Club Women’s ethics teach the ideals in life that better fit her for her sphere as a helpmate and companion to man and moral guide of the child. In truth, in every sphere, where she herself is broadened of schooled, does such condition reflect upon those under her influence.

We club women have long since begun to realize the practical value in this work of Forest Preservation, and are fast gaining the knowledge of the real use of the National Forest, --- that it is not a thing set apart with sign attached

* Address made before the fourth annual convention of the North Carolina Forestry Association, in Asheville, N.C., June 10, 1914.

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