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The Rogers Post

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The Rogers Post
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Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.) -- Company 453
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Sebring, FL
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Civilian Conservation Corps
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English
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Vol. 1, No. 43, August 22, 1936
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volumes : illustrations ; 28 cm
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Box 2
Box 2: Publications of CCC camps by number 453-4451
Folder #453 Sebring

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Began 1935.

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The glgantto Laurel Oak is the largest of the three famous mammoth ~ak in Highhnds Hamnock. These trees range in age from 427 to 90 years. The Laurel Is 820 years old and has a girth of 31 feet. The tectalOa aktnd the live Oak,.as well as the Laurel Oak, were all prserved by tree surgery at treat expens-. All tbhis necessary work was paid by Donald Roebling as a tribute to his philanthropic mother, Mr Margaret Shippen Roebling, who ccei~ved the idea that the natural beauty o f Highlands Hammck should be preserved for the public.

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During the past few weeks the boys on the nursery crew under the supervision of Mr. McFarlln, Wild Life technician and his assistant, Paul Swedrol, have been .engage d inbuilding three show beds lfor exhibition purposes.
As ,one enters the lathe-house from the court yard the visitor sees on his right a collection of aroids and f oliage plants, including a group of dracaerfas; the ginger lily, the shell flower, bananas, including the Abyssinian banana with redbrown leaves. Grouped around these ar6 ethe elephant ears, in variety from the giant plant with, leaves, two to three feet across to the smaller growing species which have coffee colored leaves or variegated foliage.
Scattered here and there are many caladium which add color to the s6en. e is, fould the fare rhapis, E slender palm of the tropics,41lso-the sugar palm. As ground coverer, sellaginela, a beautiful

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moss-like plant has been used.
Many other small plants and begonia add interest to the display.
Opposite this bed is another display, devoted to a collection of ferns, palms and wildflowers. This display is built around a small rock pool at the base of a rock ledge.
From this ledge small ferns droop over into the pool. The pool is well stocked with goldfish as well as planted to aquatics, such as the floating salvinis-a relative of the fern and the water poppy. Some of the more interesting ferns on display are as follows: the Australia tree fern, the silvern fern, the panama shield fern, several maidenhaires ferns and various forms of
the Boston fern.
Among the palms are the golden
feather palm, needle palm,' false date palm, the bueatiful pygmae date and dhrinix On the post near these beds, climming aroidd and ferns have been planted. ,4ncludiag.
(Continued on Page Four)<

County Commission Provides Rest Of
Needed Funds
Possibilities of Highlands Camp, Florida 5-3. being abandoned from Sebring, Highlands county, were almost completely eliminated yesterday morning when the county commissioners met in special session and voted to underwrite $850.00, in an effort to stay procedures and circumstances that would cause the camp's removal. The city ounil of Bebring at its regular meeting,

couny was approved oy ur cormissioners, Chairman L. L. Henderson, Mrs. Clara Pearce and N. B. Jackson. Other members of the board were absent.
Realizing the serious situation facing Highlands Hammock andt
the botanical garden and arboretum by the government's order to abandon the CCC camp unless a new site and buildings are provided, the Sebring council Tuesday night agreed to provide $850 of the $1.,700 required to keep the camp at the county seat.
Col. F. N. K. Bailey, Payne Sebring, Dr. E. J. Etheredge, J. P. Lighthiser and P. A. Naylor made pleas to retain the camp. Mayor McOee also emphasized the need of keeping the camp.
The county school head, however, was the principal spokesman. He spoke of the several hundred thousands of dollars .spent on Highlands Hammock by John A. Roeb(Continued on Page Four)
Project 'Super' Back
Following Operation
A. C. Altvater. project superintendent of Highlands Camp Fla. SP-3, returned to duty the first of the week, after having undergone a successful sinus operation and a short period of rest at a hospital in Indianapolis, Ind. He made a hurried trip there after being advised to have the operation by several specialists.
The affairs of the local Department of the Interior office were carried on by acting project superintendent, George N. Hicks, during Mr. Altvater's absence.
Only commendation was forthcoming from Mr. Altvater for the work that had been accomplished during his absence, and the appearance of the park. After a thorough hinspection of projects Mr. Altyater started scheduling conferences to discuss the matter of keeping Camp Plorida in Sebring.

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In addition to the financial ad-vantages of having the local CC camp remain in Highlands county, it might be well to remind the citizens, that not since the boys got busy and built the fire breaks and Toads through the woods of Highlands county, has there been a serious fire. It is not hard to recall the disastrous wood fires of a few years ago which generally swept the county, due to the lack of adequate* protection. This is just one phase Of the work done by the local camp that is of inestimable value to the county, the cities, and also to the safety of the Highlands Hammock State Park.
And talking about fire-protection in the county, the columns of the local papers yesterday carried an item regarding the appropriating of money by the board of commissioners to continue the fire protection service in Highlands County, a similar amount to be appropriated by the state. All of which goes to show that the counties and the state are waking up to the importance of conserving the

ready too much nas b by carelessness andlac] tion. And one of the Florida that meets the he travels southward ov is the large number of wastelands. Not a verN vertisement for a progr whose chief attraction, climate, is the beauties ural growth of forests of every variety.

besides its of its natand plants

Incidentally talking about fire protection-be careful as to Where you throw that lighted match, or glowing cigarette when driving along the highways in the county. A little carelessness causes some mighty big fires sometimes. And it isn't too much to ask that each citizen do his part in preventing forest fires by being careful with the little things. At a recent meeting of the State Fire College In Daytona Beach, it was emphasized by the State Board of Forestry, that the conservation of our forests and woodlands was absolutely essential to the preservation of the wild life of the state as well as for water and soil conservation. So it is for these reasons that the County Commissioners are to be given full praise for their part in seeing to it that Highlands County has adequate fire protection during the coming fall and winter season. It might be said too at this point, that Highlands County is one of the best organized units of the state in the matter of fire protection and equipment for the fighting of forest fires. The latter being made possible by the generous financial help given by John A. ROebling for the purchase of fire trucks in different sections of the county.
German regatta programs include events for one-man crews with cox-' swi.

ance irom the member of the ssociatlon. The n Lake Worth I Baker. The he recognition editor of the

C. Schaeffer, State Park VCW Procurement Officer, sent M. A. Boudet and members of the executive board of the paper, a letter a few days hgo in praise of "The Rogers-Post." The letter in part reads as follows:
"I wish to compliment you very highly on the character and composition of your Camp newspaper. At this time I wish to also thank you and the members of the Company 453, for their cooperation and efforts in so far as .the State Park is concerned and I also want to wish continued success fo "The Rogers Post."
Mr. Schaeffer has been a constant booster and read~i-of the paper, receiving a copy of evey issue.
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A certain young lady tells us that one of our favorite pitchers hasn't any of the troubles that "even your best friend won't tell you about." She knows.
All this we have been hearing about sweetheartt" McLarty apparently isn't an Aesop Fable. He Just received a card signed "Swet 'Sue."
Now that "Curley" Bell is gone, "Bish-ol-boy" Baucom will have to take his place as "Chief Lady's Man" at the dances.
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No man from the Fargo team reached third during the game and only twe got as far as second.
Kagar and Leighton with their two double l'plas helped out s;natdTerably.
Leighton played a beautiful game at second and it seems that he is slded to remain In that spot.
Ka ar played his last game with 453 Ina the Fargo game. The team will miss him. Gallaway prob&ay has the inside tract on his pottion.
The Fargo team is still probably wondering why Massey looked so weak at bat during practice and why they never could put him out during the game.
It looked as though Bell got mad after fanning his first two trips to the plate, he then got three consecutive hits including a double.
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three hits, no man reaching third and only two getting to second. Bell and Leighton led the hitters with three hits apiece, while Massey's triple was the longest drive of the day. Kazar and Leighton came through with two double plays at very opportune times. Strobel showed some flashy fielding plays while Britt caught a steady and heady game. The outfield performed in flawless style. This win placed Sebring in the finals of the district baseball elimination tournament. Some time in the near future Co. 453 will travel again, this time in the hopes of bringing back the district championship. The opponents to be are not yet known, but Woodbine and Ft. Pulaski, both Georgia teams were fighting it out to decide which team will get in the finals witn Sebring.
Due to the fact that it was impossible to get the score book the complete box score will have to be left out. Following are the lineups:
EBRING---Leighton, 2b; Kazar, as; Galloway, as; Britt, c; Bell, c f; Massey, lb; Beatty, If; Rivenbark, lf; Padgett, rf; Bulger, rf; Butts, rf; Quilling, p; Strobel, 3b. FARGO-Odon, as-c; Maddox, Ib; May, c-as; Johnson, p; Cassels, rf; Burson, cf; Deloach, 3b; Lucas, If; Holland, 2b.
SUMMARY: Two-base hit s:
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Lielenant D. I. Larkin, commanding Officer, Co. 453, CCC, staged, as the paper was going to press that he had not received any communications relative to the abandonment or removal of the camp and that he was not in a position to give out a statement, concerning the action taken by the city and county governing boards.
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V ^ ROGERS-/! O 5 PUBLISHED SEMI-MONTHLY BY COMPANY 453, CCC, FLA. 6P-3, DISTRICT F VOLUME I SEEKING, FLORIDA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 22. 1936 Number 43 MONEY RAISED TO RETAIN CCC CAMP Lieut. Larkin 7 akes Command Largest Oak The gigantic Laurel Oak is the largest of the three famous mammoth caks in Highlands Hammock. These trees range in age from 427 to 960 years. The Laurel is 820 years old and has a girth of 31 feet. The
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PAGE TWO THE ROGERS-POST SATURDAY. AUGUST 22, 1936 THE ROGERS-POST FLORIDA’S FORESTS BARNES MADE EDITOR FOR COMPANY PAPER Semi-montbly publication of Co. 453, Fla. SP-3 CCC District “F,” Sebring, Fla. .‘Sponsor finri A
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SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 1936 THE ROGERS-POST PAGt THREE + CAMP NINE WINS TO GO INTO FINALS PARK SERVICE CLCB WINS FROM ARMV In what was declared to be the ; most exciting, thrillpacked game of the current season, the Park Service diamondball team of Co. 453 made a last inning spurt to defeat the Army team of the same headquarters by a score of 15-13. Deadlocked at the end of the eighth stanza, both teams fought for that winning margin' in the ninth frame, with the Park Servicers coming through for a victory. The game was close all the way, the two aggregation being tied up several times. Good fielding by Padgett, Army outer gardener and Rivenbark, Park Service shortstop, marked the contest. Niles and Quilling were the batteries for the Army. Hood, Beatty and Leighton performed for the Park Service. BATTING AVERAGES The team batting average of the Co. 453 ball club is almost 50 points shy of hitting the 300 mark, 257 to be exact, but considering that the company has only played three CCC outfits, it isn’t so bad. Following is the batting average of the team members for the three CCC games: AB H PCT. Bell 12 6 .500 Padgett 2 1 .500 Leighton 12 5 .417 Stobel 11 4 .364 Britt 13 4 .308 Quilling 13 3 .231 Massey 11 2 .182 Kazar 2 .154 Bulgier 12 1 .084 Beatty 10 0 .000 Sebring Pool Room CCC Members Always WELCOME Stop In While Waiting for the Trucks Learn to “shoot pool’’ TARBUTTON’S 5-10 & 25c STORE THE BEST OF QUALITY AT THE BEST PRICES. AVON PARK — FLA. QUILLING HURLS THREE-HIT GAME AGAINST FARGO To Take On Fort Pulaski In Game At Later Date 'The baseball team of Co. 453 moved over to Ocala for the weekend and there took on the powerful club representing Co. 1448, Fargo, Ga. Co. 1448 was the favored team, boasting the better record, but 453 put out a fighting team that cared not for ecords. 'The game proved to be a breeze for the Co. 453 team, the strangely disorganized Fargo team going down by a lop-sided count of 12-0. Fargo won the toss and elected to take the field first. Johnson, pitching for Fargo had a record of having fanned an average of 19 men per game this season. He started out like a whirlwind by fanning Leighton, Sebring second sacker Kazar was then safe when the Fargo centerfielder dropped his fly, Britt walked, and immediately afterwards Kazar came home with the first run when he stole third and the catcher threw wildly to third to nip him. Bell struck out, then Massey singled but Britt was caught at home for the third out. This one run would have been enough to win the ball game as things turned out, but the 453 aggregation kept pounding Johnson in the pinches and made a runaway affair of the game. All of the Co. 453 team played well and it would be hard to pick the star of the game. Quilling pitched a fine game, allowing but three hits, no man reaching third and only two getting to second. Bell and Leighton led the hitters with three hits apiece, while Massey’s triple was the longest drive of the day. Kazar and Leighton came through with two double plays at very opportune times. Strobel showed some flashy fielding plays while Britt caught a steady and heady game. The outfield performed in flawless style. This win placed Sebring in the finals of the district baseball elimination tournament. Some time in the near future Co. 453 will travel again, this time in the hopes of bringing back the district championship. The opponents to be are not yet known, but Woodbine and FT;. Pulaski, both Georgia teams were fighting it out to decide which team will get in the finals witn Sebring. Due to the fact^ that it was impossible to get the score book the complete box score will have to be left out. Following are the lineups: SEBRING— Leighton, 2b: Kazar. ss; Galloway, ss; Britt, c; Bell, c f; Massey, lb; Beatty, If; Rivenbark, If; Padgett, rf; Bulger, rf; Butts, rf; Quilling, p; Strobel, 3b. FARGO — Odon, ss-c; Maddox, lb; May, c-ss; Johnson, p; Cassels, rf; Burson, cf; Deloach, 3b; Lucas, If; Holland, 2b. SUMMARY : Two-base hits: Leighton, Bell, Quilling, Strobel. Three-base hits: Massey. Double plays: Sebring, 2. Struck out: By Quililng, 5; By Johnson, 15. Score by innings: R H E Sebring .100 021 242—12 15 3 Fargo 000 000 000— 0 3 7 When in SEBRING, DO as Sebringites DO, VISIT the SEBRING CAFE RBGULAR MEALS BEER SHORT ORDERS TO MEET FT. PULASKI It has just been learned through unofficial sources that the Co. 453 baseball team will meet Ft. Pulaski in a game to decide the district championship. Ft. Pulaski emerged on the long end of a 6-4 ccunt in their i game against Blythe Island. | Games of this sort are usually played half way between the { locations of the two teams, but to date no official word has reached this camp as to where ; the game will take place. LISTEN! HIGHLIGHTS OF THE BASEBALL GAME Strobel’s stop and throw in the first inning certainly was a fielding gem. No man from the Fargo team reached third during the game and only tCo got as far as second. Kazar and Leighton with their two double plays helped out c.in.5lderably. Leighton played a beautiful game at second and it seems that he ii slated to remain in that spot. By R. G. FARR A certain young lady tells us that one of our favorite pitchers hasn’t any of the troubles that “even your best friend won’t tell you about.’’ She knows. All this we have been hearing about ‘-Sweetheart’’ McLarty apparently isn’t an Aesop Fable. He just received a card signed “Swe?t 'Sue.’’ Now that “Curley’’ Bell is gone, “Bish-ol-boy” Baucom will have to take his place as “Chief Lady’s Man’’ at the dances. Kazar played his last game with 453 in the Fargo game. The team will miss him. Gallaway probaOiy has the inside tract on his position. 'The Fargo team is still probably wondering why Massey looked so weak at bat during practice and why they never could put him out during the game. It looked as though Bell got mad after fanning his first two trips to the plate, he then got three consecutive hits including a double. When Dame Rumor spitead It around that the camp was going to move several of the boys were very morbid. Now their poor littl3 hearts may beat normal again. I wouldn’t think of mentioning Britt and Quillings’ names. Strobel’s double immediately following Quilling’s landed in practically the same spot. Quilling only struck out five men. but was he stingj' with the hits— allowed only threetwo cf them being of the scratch variety. Somebody ask Preston (Jesup) Rogers about “Dot” Elmo. Every time I see her, she asks me if I have seen him. What do these girls think I am, a Matrimonial Bureau? Shorty (Guardhouse) Gale is very shy, when someone tried to introduce him to a girl the ot’ner night, he left for other places in a hurry. He had to see a man. Oh, yeah! Our advertisers make the paper possible, so be sure to patronize them. Patronize our advertisers. RANCHO MARGARITA Visit Our Display of FLORIDA PRODUCTS NEW LOCATION 101 Circle Sebring^ Florida Hinckley-Durrance Hardware Company FURNITURE HARDWARE SPORTING GOODS AND FISHING TACKLE 102 CIRCLE Sebring, Florida PHONE 74 Lakeland Creamery Inc. Ice Cream Sherberts Moonkist Novelties Sebring, Fla. Tel. 100 I. G. A. 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Pfl.GE FOUR THE ROGERS-FOST SATURDAY. AUGUST 22, 1936 OTY AND COUNTY CONTRIBUTE FUND TO RETAIN CAMP (Continued from Page One) ling for the benefit of the public; of the world-wide attraction in the botanical \garden and arboretum,, how the flow of federal and state funds to the county would be shut off by abandonment of the camp. Through contacts with national legislators, he said, the CCC is certain to become a permanent organization, whether democrats or republicans are in power. He added, too, that he felt the democrats would continue to rule. Col. Bailey explained that the state is willing to give from 15 to 20 buildings at the Old Town camp to be used in building a permanent ckmp in Sebring. The $1,700 asked for will be used to raze the buildings, transport them to Sebring for rebuilding. Local labor will be used. Payne Sebring presented figures showing the city receives nearly $175 monthly for the sale of light and water to the camp and Sebring residents employed at the camp. He said the city would get back the amount asked for in future utility sales to the camp and resident employes. The new camp site, at the intersection of the hammock road and Lake Jackson boulevard will be leased at little cost to the government by E. W. Harshman and P. A. Naylor. The lease will probably be from three to five years. Dr. Etheredge, of DeSoto City, told council that not only Sebring but the entire county would be affected if the camp were closed. The projects on which the CCC is working are of county-wide benefit, he said. After hearing the pleas, council voted to provide half of the sum required. Only three members were present: Councilmen Baker, Burns and Spooner. The absentee members, Sebring and Weaver, were reported to be in favor of granting the request. A new campsite was made necessary when the lease on the present camp expired and the new owner refused to renew it. The move to retain the camp is sponsored by the Sebring Lions club. Lieulenant D. I. Larkin, commanding Officer, Co. 453, CCC, stated, as the paper was going to press that he had not received any communications relative to the abandonment or removal of the camp and that he was not in a position to give out a statement, concerning the action taken by the city and county governing boards. Exhibition Beds Built At Nursery (Continued from Page One) the famous monster and posthos aijreus. ^Native orchids and Iwild flowers add color to the scene. In the south-west corner of the shed, an entirely different picture has been developed. Here a bit of the desert has been brought to Florida. Tall columnar cacti rise from the sandy bainen floor. The central plant is the famous night blooming cereeus, producing footlong blossoms. While around it are grouped many odd and grotesque plants — most of them bearing viscious spines. With this display are many succulents, as agavi, alves, the crown of thorns and the candelalobri plant. Palrtmlze our advertisers. Good Philosophy The poem below was taken out of the Spruce Lake Splash, Co. 3737, CCC, Two Harbors, Minn.: Each day among the yesterdays Was once today; And each today Was once tomorrow; And each today Was filled with souls Who promised On the morrow they would learn, Or mend, or do — But did it not. Tomorrow holds the alibis For all today’s omissions; And tomorrow holds the promise For the dreaming of today; Tomorrow’s hopes make lighter All today’s burdens; But the tragedy is For us mortals Tomorrow never comes. -—EDMUND JORDAN HAMMOND TWISTED ~ COMPARISONS It makes me homesick to see a bunch of fellows get transfers, gee that go-off-by myself and mourn feeling. The rain has been doing very well in spite of baseball practice. “Sweetheart” has two swell jokes, if anyone feels in the mood. Won’r, someone please lend an ear? I’ll bet plenty of gamblers have had heart failure over this Cardinal-Cubs tag game. Try rowing across the lake and back for your share of blistered hands and aching backs. Also good training if you stay with it. Table waiting isn’t hard, but it’s, oh, so regular. Grading a sand bed requires patience and an eye for levelness. Several fellows have made their slope too sloppy. High ambitions: To sleep through all bugle calls, formations, retreats, etc. And to have two bottles of milk for breakfast. When I get in tight spots and tough places and the minutes seem to drag, this truth always enters my mind. Time must pass. And it always does no matter how long it may seem. These summer mornings are about as refreshing as a melted ice-pack. It’s going to be tough, on thess exball players, when the season’s over, to have to stand retreat again. Favorite Expressions: Get it on the handle what makes it so cool Boy, you make me want you you talk like a dope fiend I’ll bet you a beer how about that? ducks. Eli Witt Cigar Co. ABOVE THE AVERAGE Now 2 for 5c Candies Novelties Cigars Cigarettes Have Your Cleaning Done the Right Way by •Sebring Cleaners “Quality Service” Sebring, Florida CHAINING, BOLTING PREVENT DEATH OF TREES SAYS SURGEON EDITOR’S NOTE: The followmg article was written by Mr. W. H. Norris m conjimction with the Tree Surgery class that he teaches in camp. Mr. Norris is a foreman on the project. Trees that are often cut down could have been saved with the proper use of chaimng and bolting. For instance an orange or a grapefruit tree may have a split or a branch broken, this being caused by extra weight of fruit or high winds. A tree in this condition can be made to grow back together by proper chaining and bolting. The tree then is stronger than ever, and more safe in all lines. All larger branches are chained together, making it one permanent tree. The trunk may be bolted if necessary. This work is not costly consider, ing the benefit and safety that is derived. The fruit that previously fell from the tree owing to winds or broken limbs will remain on the tree and mature. Therefore the fruit that is saved will more than pay for the services of an expert and for the material required. Renovating groves by tree surgery is in its infancy in the citrus sections of Florida. Proud owners of cjran'ge and grapefruit groves are beginning to realize the value and necessity of this work, which can be only done by trained men, and are being convinced that it does not pay to engage the services of an ordinary man or tree butcher. Tree surgery is a necessary profession that has proven a success. There is much work of this kind in the citrus belts that should be done, but only a feiy,, experts. Citrus trees require as much care as people. Consider the time, trouble and expense needed to grow a fruit tree and never cut down one just because it is slightly decayed. Ornamental trees are treated in a similar manner. 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