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Forest Supervisor Nelson
Reports On Lumber Industry
Obervations On Trip East
Back from a 10,000-mile jaunt around the country, M .M. Nelson,
' supervisor ot the Umpqua National forest, told an Interviewer to
'day of his visits to the Forest Products laboratory at Madison,
Wis., and to an experimental fTrt m Arfc'sxsre.-rrrriich made br
,vacallcn a '"postman's holiday." ' ! '
Nelson motored with his fatht
,er, M. O. Nelson of San Fernan-
do, Calif., across the northern
states to Minnesota and Wiscon
sin, through Michigan and south
ern Ontario, to New York.' After
:a side trip through New. Eng
land, they returned by way of
;the South to the West Coast.
1' What impressed the Roseburg
; forester were his visits to the
fU. S. Forest Products laboratory
at Madison, where research is
being given In every department
. to the Utilization of cull Douglas
ifir logs, and to Crossett, Ark.,
wher the Forest service is teach
ing conservation lessons in the
, southern pine belt.
I Cull Douglas fir logs are those
that have been attacked by fun
gus growths. Nelson explained.
Every department in the Madi
son laboratory is working on re
search problems with the cuii
Douglas fir wood, and is perfect
ing products from these trees
; which may be utilized by the
Among the experimental prod
ucts produced from cull Douglas
fir are paper, apple boxes, and
fibre boards. .The pathology de
partment is working on tests to
determine the degree of decay in
wood. Paint preservatives are be
One researcher at the Madi
son laboratory, Nelson said, built
his personal home entirely ot
short pieces of lumber, to dem
onstrate that it is possible to
build, with short lengths salvaged
from cull logs.
Since he could not obtain the
cull logs -in Wisconsin, he pur
chased sound lumber and cut-up
the boards into short' lengths-. Al-
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though that increased the cost
of his house, it demonstrated
that short lengths from cull logs
can be used in building .Nelson
Research Extended Her '
In line with this research, a
study has been started;' by the
Forest service : In cooperation
with the Fir Manufacturing com
pany at Myrtle Creek, to deter
mine sizes and quality of trees
suitable for manufacture, of ve
neer. . Also cooperating are the
Columbia River Log Scaling bur
eau and the Northwest Forest
Experiment station at Portland.
- A comparative study will be
made of Douglas fir In the Puget
Sound region, Nelson said. It Is
hoped that foresters will, obtain
a oetter understanding of the
quality' of veneer, by studying
the logs from which veneer is
Crossett, Ark., where Nelson
visited briefly, Is a prosperous,
growing city with smart shops
and new businesses coming in.
Ten years ago it was a company-owned
town, with one store
where employes of the Crossett
Lumber, company, had to spend
their company-issued script.
The company had started tn'
the pine belt in 1900, Nelson ex
plained. It had not planned to
operate there . permanently.
About 10 years ago the company
gave to the government a tract
large enough for an . experimen
tal forest.. Applying the lessons
taught by tne government io us
own lands, the company is now
utilizing its forests to a very high
In addition to its sawmill, the
company Is producing 300 tons
of duId a day and is producing
charcoal and other by-products
from its chemical plant. Twenty
one graduate foresters are em
oloved bv -the comoany to man
age its forest lands. The town
has a new post office, high school
churches, and scores of weii-kept
Meison and his father were im
pressed by the general prospe
rity of the nation, ft. B. A. farm
electrification projects are being
extended throughout the coun
try. New buildings are being
constructed in rural and urban
areas. The country seemed to be
developing more than a decade
ago, when the elder Nelson made
a similar trip, . .
Leads To Suicide
CHAMPAIGN, III., Nov. 22
fflp-i broken romance was list
ed by authorities as the motive
for the suicide of a University of
The body of the youth, James
Robert Edwards, 21, of Cham
paign, was found yesterday in a
cemetery near the campus where
authorities said he had shot and
killed himself. A .32 caliber pistol
was near his body. He had been
shot through the. heart.
Coroner Don Wikoff said Jayne
Dutler, a student at Illinois Nor
mal university in nearby Bloom
ington, told him she had broken
her engagement with Edwards
during her visit at the university
homecoming celebration in
Champaign over the weekend.
Wikoff said Miss Dutler told
htm when Edwards put her on a
bus to return to Bloomington Sun
day night he had threatened to
kill himself. Miss--Dutler tele
phoned Edwards' parents In
Champaign when she arrived in
Bloomington and told them what
he had said. They notified uni
versity poiice who found the
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