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gave life, force and direction to the popular demand for the preservation of Niagara Falls. It is now fully recognized as the guardian of the propie's interest in the great cataract, maintaining a constant watch on the power situation.
It originated and is the moving force in the nation-wide effort to restrict the extension of ugliness by having billboards legally taxed, as is other productive property.
It has advanced the children's garden movement, and was instrumental in securing a Congressional appropriation for school gardens in the District of Columbia.
It has secured the enactment of a model street-tree law in Pennsylvania, and is teaching the intelligent care of trees the country over.
It is giving guidance and effective direction to the widespread and rapidly growing movement for the abatement of the smoke nuisance.
It helps in progressive city-making, and is continually arousing and fostering sentiment for civic beauty, for clean streets and home surroundings, for convenient and serviceable parks, for playgrounds-in short, for every form of civic betterment.
Growing Demand for Help
More Members are Needed If Niagara is to be permanently preserved, there The American Civic Association is a voluntary must be an international agreement. Legislative organization of persons working to make America campaigns must be made in every state to secure the most beautiful country in the world. The fine laws restricting and taxing billboards. Public work it has done was accomplished solely with the sentiment must be further aroused id major of forest dyes and contributions of members and interested reservations. From every section of tbe.country: E friends. The demands upon it require for it greater there come calls for concrete assistance...
resources in membership, and more liberal support.
The careful coördination and economicai execution of its wo:King plans enable the American Civic Associatiop.to.render. enyaluable service at small cost, for it is free from cumbersome machinery:2f:ötganizative and in position to do things — to do them speedily, quickly and thoroughly. This is a direct appeal for YOU to become a member. Use the coupon below or a copy of it in remitting.
AMERICAN CIVIC ASSOCIATION, PHILADELPHIA, PA.
J. HORACE MCFARLAND, President
WILLIAM B. HOWLAND, Treasurer
Recent and Forthcoming Literature The American Civic Association has made many important additions to the authoritative literature of civic endeavor. Other documents of notable value will be published in the early future. Members receive the literature as currently published, without charge. The material they thus obtain in the course of a year in itself is worth a great deal more than the membership fee. Some specimen subjects are as follows:
Billboards and Their Regulations.
A Symposium. AMERICAN CIVIC ASSOCIATION, Philadelphia, Pa.
Good Roads and Civic Improvement.
By D. Ward King.
Improvement of Home Grounds. I enclose $ and wish to be enrolled as
By Warren H. Manning. Mosquitos and How to Abate Tbem.
By F. L.Olmsted and H.C. Weeks. a member of the American Civic Play and Playgrounds.
By Joseph Lee. Association.
Public Comfort Stations.
By Frederick L. Ford.
Railroad Improvements. NAME
By Mrs. A. E. McCrea. Recreation Centers.
By Graham Romeyn Taylor. Life Membership. $50 or more
Removal of Overhead Wires. Sustaining
$10 a year
By Frederick L. Ford. Club $5 a year
School Gardens. By W. A. Baldwin.
Trees in Cities. Councillors $5 a year
By J. Horace McFarland. Annual $3 a year
The Smoke Nuisance. A Symposium.