Items of Interest

A concerted effort is to be made during the coming year to bring into use all of the remaining unused ranges in the national forests under the jurisdiction of the Denver office of the forest reserve. The forestry department seeks to utilize all of the accessible forage resources as far as possible consistent with the interests of timber and water conservation, and the permanent use of the ranges themselves. In consequence, practically all of the accessible areas within the natinal forests of Colorado, Wyoming, and South Dakota are now annually allotted to the live-stock industry.

That the attitude of the Brazilian government toward local manufacturers is one of protection, and that the protective policy is the cause for the high cost of living in the republic, are some of the claims of that portion of the population which insists on a complete revision of the tariff system. It is stated in influential quarters, not identified with the industrial enterprises, that Brazil has outgrown a tariff which places embargoes on importations, and which at the same time serves to enrich the few to the detriment of the many.

Postmaster-General Burleson has completed temporary arrangements for handling mail for Europe under conditions imposed by the withdrawal of many liners from service on account of the state of war in Europe. At least one mail each week would be assured by the vessels of the American line if all the big German, English, and French ships were taken from service. Ships flying the Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, or Swedish flags would be available at times to carry the Atlantic mails.

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Conscious Power
August 22, 1914

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