National Geographic : 1915 Mar
HE WHO USES CYPRESS BUILDS BUT ONCE You know the ancient fame of CYPRESS but do you know its uses today, and their significance to you ? CYPRESS is the wood of Scriptural history, and of romance; CYPRESS was the mystic wood of mythology-and it was the reliance of the sturdy builders of early America; CYPRESS always has been a magnet for those who have wrought senti ment and beauty into useful things-and CYPRESS is today the staple wood of the hard-headed calculating buyer who seeks the most lasting values for his lumber-money. This concerns YOU-if you like to avoid repair bills on anything made of wood. It was of CYPRESS, according to Pliny, that the famous statue of Jupiter was carved; it existed more than six centuries without a sign of decay. The historic Gates of Constantinople were of CYPRESS; they were on duty for eleven centuries without a furlough. The CYPRESS doors of ancient St. Peter's, in Rome, were in a state of perfect preservation when removed by Eugen'ius IV; they had been swinging on the faithful for twelve centuries. The only Egyptian mummies that survive intact and unblemished are those whose executors filed them in CYPRESS receptacles. To bring the record nearer home-there was Thomas Lyon, who in 1640 built him a house in Greenwich, Connecticut. He put CYPRESS shingles on its roof and sides. With no exterior repairs of consequence, this house is today occupied as a residence. THIS WAS AMERICAN CYPRESS - the kind we own and cut and are selling you. CYPRESS is in truth "the wood eternal." He who uses Cypress builds but once. If you are putting up a palace or a pasture-fence, and want to build it "for keeps" - USE CYPRESS. There is an unusually liberal education (and a wonderful investment value for you) in the CYPRESS advertising-and in the detailed information and reliable counsel to be had promptly, WITHOUT COST, if you will WRITE US YOUR OWN NEEDS (big or little), and ASK YOUR OWN QUESTIONS of the "All-round Helps Department" of the Southern Cypress Manufacturers' Association 1224 Heard National Bank Building, Jacksonville, Fla., or 1224 Hibernia Bank Building, New Orleans, La. INSIST ON CYPRESS AT YOUR LOCAL DEALER'S. IF HE HASN'T IT, LET US KNOW IMMEDIATELY. "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."