The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 70, July 1966 - April, 1967 Page: 531

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resenting the major producers of southern pine lumber and
associated wood products. Service has been the motto of the
Association since its inception and "Service" adorns the Associa-
tion's seal. The story of this trade group is the story of lumber
standards-protecting the public through guarding proper lumber
grade and quality of the member producers.
Amply illustrated with logging and lumbering scenes and the
faces of Southern Pine Association past-presidents, the book traces
the fifty-year history of the Association, with the high and the
low points in the job of producing dependable lumber for the
consumer and in educating him to the advantages of wood in
construction. Some space is devoted to southern pine lumber-
men who encouraged reforestation so that today a continuing
supply of pine timber is being grown for the southern mills for
the manufacturing of standardized products.
The chapters dealing with the brief biographical sketches of
the giants of the southern lumber industry are especially interest-
ing. The Association's role in both world wars is recited. Of
particular note was the Association's efforts in providing timber
for the nation's fleet of wooden vessels in 1917 and PT boats
during World War II. Recent efforts of the Southern Pine As-
sociation in trade promotion are also recounted. This book makes
a valuable contribution to the growing fund of industrial history
in the South. The Association must be congratulated for printing
its own story.
Stephen F. Austin State College ROBERT D. BAKER
My Diary. By Cornelia Adair. Austin (University of Texas Press),
1965. Pp. xxiv+125. Illustrations, introduction. $5.00.
My Diary, from August 30o to November 5, 1874, by Cornelia
Wadsworth Adair (Mrs. John Adair), later the owner of the
sprawling JA Ranch (founded by Charles Goodnight and John
Adair) in the Palo Duro Canyon region, is an incisive account
of the author's trip from her husband's estate near Queenstown,
Ireland, to Colorado, ostensibly for the purpose of a pleasureable
buffalo hunt. Mrs. Adair permitted the diary to be printed be-
cause she wanted her younger relations to know that she had


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