Silent film about forests.

World War I combat
title: “Civilization stands on the firm foundation of wood”
Man and woman reading in front of fireplace, 2 separate chairs framing fire, backs to camera
Town by river, highway bridge and railroad, hills in background, steam train moving right to left (good)
lumber yard
train moving
history of writing shown with examples
Chinese men beating fibers to make paper
paper mills
lumbering – logging
Papermaking processes
title: “Clever people, these Chinese!”
animated words appearing on screen, denoting different uses for paper
people setting forest fires intentionally or by accident
title: “All can do their share to keep the trees talking.”

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