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Heppner Gazette Times, August 3, 1944 -5
TZiwyiirt TilAr 71T77o Cf fnvi'i fi rrt the Kinzua development and plans. ELLA MARIE GLASSCOCK
jL.t x vr. Cffl Joe Coleman and his associates re- Funeral services were held at
As Western Pine Tree Farm
tcr was down there a week, driv-
v - z vith his friend. Both men
cognize that the final chapter on 2:30 p. m. Sunday, July 30 from the report their sojourn in the salt air
To the Kinzua Pine Mills
sustained yield operation has not Methodist church in Prairie Ctv
been written. Therefore, he is reti- for Mrs. Roy Glasscock, one-ti-n
com- stock people for grazing purposes. f k,t cctomntc aB details :j tr j 1
pany it was just another milestone In the meantime, the company of just how it will accomplished, of a pioneer Oregon family. Mrs.
in the course of its overall fores- has been acquiring additional tracts That it wiU be done there is not Glasscock passed away at the Blue
try plans, when on Dec. 15, 1943, of timber and future plans not as Ae ghtest question. Advance re- Mountain General hospital in Prai
the Kinzua Pine Mills Company yet entirely consummated, include pro(iuctio(n and selective cutting, rie City Friday morning.
Western Pine Mills Tree Farm was exchanges and cooperative pur- together th effective fire protec- Born Dec. 16, 1867 near For'
certified- cha ffom the United states for" tion made adequate stocking a cer- Scott, Kan., she was the daughter
To the people of the United service- tainty. But sufficient data is not as 0f Mr. and Mrs. Elnathan Gibbs.
States and particularly those in- The Kinzua Pine Mills plant is yet available to determine, for in- Early in life she came to easte n
terested in conservation of our one no ordinary sawmill operation. It stance, the volume of annual Oregon, making her home in and
replenishable natural resource, it was one of the first western pine growth in this region, under dif- around Heppner until 1893 when
meant the considerable addition of concerns to kiln dry 100 percent of ferent cutting schedules. There are she went to Santa Cruz, Calif.
112,000 acres of privately owned its production. An extensive and other questions not yet completely Alter four years there she returned
forest lands to the rapidly expand- wen equipped re-manufacturing answerable. Kinzua Pine ' Mills to Oregon-,- locating at Prairie City
ing aggregate of Western Pine Tree plant carries out refinement of the company has instituted elaborate where on June 1897, she becamo
Farms areas dedicated to the product at the source, to an extent methods of securing this much the bride of Roy Glasscock. They
growing of trees by scientific for- far .beyond that of the average saw- needed information. made their home in Grant county
estry practice. mill, thereby giving employment to Every profvedl advance in fire for 45 years.
J. F. Coleman, vice-president and twice as many people as would be protective measures is adopted by Surviving besides her husband
general manager of the Kinzua Pine employed in a regular sawmill Kinzua Pine Mills company as are three sons, Edward M. ana
Mills company, expressed his plea- operation. quickly as equipment is obtair Harland Roy of Hood River and-
sure and pride and that of his as- able. No important iires in fifteen James Norman of Medford, one
sociates; on receiving this official By this method log values are years is eloquent evdence of the daughter, Mrs. Roy Large of Senec
recognition of the company's pol- increased. Many high grade mill- effectiveness of Kinzua fire pro- and. three granddaughters, children
icy and record of forestry practices, work specialties are produced, uti- tective measures. of Norman, and two sisters, Mrs.
These policies are not new to lizing shop grades and pieces too And so the Kinzua organization Eliza Kelso of Junction City an
Kinzua Pine Mills company. The short to be shipped commercially throughout, hails with enthusiam Caroline Reeves in Iowa. ,
company's forestry policy was raw material. The factory con- the mark of recognition which the
started 15 years ago practically sumes 45 percent to 50 percent of Western Pine Tree Farm certifi- RETURN FROM COAST
from the beginning of operations, the sawmill production. Incidental- cate embodies; and then its mem- c McAlister and T. J. Hur,-;-
The ultimate goal has ever been y this improves the type of .high- hers look forward from there to phreys returned Thursday evening
a perpetual yield operation and ev- er grade left for lumber distribut- the attainment of the greater fror wheeler. Humphreys spent
erything is being done to make that to the retail yards. All lumber achievement an operation that as- a month on the coast and McAlis
an accomplishment in fact. is stored under cover in a large sures tree growth as rapid as deple-
Sixteen years ago, in an almost u . . " uon-13 W"1U1W""C
pure Ponderosa Pine Forest locat- m loadmg cars for P Excerpt from the American Lum
ed on the western slopes of the e new farm js located in berman, July 22, 1944.
Blue mountains in eastern Oregon, wheeler, Grant, and Morrow coun-
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rsjnzua jrine ikuhls tumjjany skuku ties in Oregon. .Principal species
its operations. It was isolated ter- ponderosa pine, 90 percent;
ritory. The operation was a pion- Douglas fir, five percent and larch
eering venture. Starting from the five percent. Certification of the
little town of Condon, on a branch ree farm means that the com
of the Union Pacific, the timber- pany's forestry practices on all of
men built their railroad in to the its lands meet the full requirements
chosen millsite and a town was laid 0f the Oregon Forest Practice com
out which was named Kinzua. Kin- mi(tee and have received the ap
zua Lumber company was the name proval of that committee. It means
Of the timber holding company, that residual stands, as well as un
composed of a group of Pennsylva- touched virgin timber, are given an
nia lumbermen headed by E. D. exacting measure of fire protection
Wetmore of Warren, Penn., who and practices inducing tree growth
owned large acreages of western are maintained. Cutting methods
timberlands. are in accord with the best data
As stated in the beginning, the available to procure the greatest
tree farm represents just another inclement.
step toward the ultimate goal of But the tree farm is only part 0f
perpetual yield. From the beginning
Kinzua Pine Mills company has re
tained title to all of its logged over
land and has supplemented it by
purchase of additional logged areas
as well as fuither tracts of virgin
Forest protective measures have
been effected according to the best
known methods and scientific stu
dies have been conducted in order
to achieve the most efficient forest
management to promote the grow
ing of trees.
All the lands owned by the Kin
zua interests are managed with the
objective of greatest possible land
use. With that in mind-every acre
is under lease 'to responsible live-
to their respective
m :-cr; union
v, ;. 17. L. Herrell of Seattle who
spent two weeks at the home of
her sister, Mrs. Marvin Wightman,
left Saturday for Union. Mrs.
Wightman drove her to Pendleton.
They may stop for a few days on
their way home from Union.
Go to the
To A'-irci'liSe In.
Put You Have ! !
Standard of California
Roy anc! Be'c'y Lieuallen
Sunday and Monday, August 6-7
For Your Home recGftfton!
miracle wall finish
I modem I
sjlc wait finish 1
One coat of Kem-Tone Wan
Finish covers wallpaper.brickj
waUboard, painted surfaces
Applies easily. Dries in one
This Might Be
ARE YOU PREPARED
? ? ? ?
Fire can strike anywhere,
any time. That's why it is
good business to carry
adequate insurance, to
protect your home from
the ravages of fire. Play
safe by insuring your
home today. You'll be
amazed at the smail cost
of this vital protection.
W. G. BELL
Associated with Garland
Swanson, lone, Oregon
Look! Listen! Live!
For live years ths grade cross
ing involved in the accident shown
here had been on the driver's
route. He drove over it every day
at almost exactly the same hour
and minute. He never met a train
there before, and that old monster
familiarity bred contempt for pos
sible accident hazards.
But we're in a war and far more
trains are running than in peace
time. It's "train time" at crossings
much more frequently. Just before
he lost his life, this driver drove
onto the crossing in the path of a
freight train. The accident oc
curred in daylight and the view of
the truck driver was unobstructed.
The train was delayed two hours.
For safety's sake, figure that it's
train time all the time at all grade
The National Safety Council is
conducting a special campaign to
stop these accidents, which every
day delay 38 trains a total of 22
hours a damaging blow to the
nation's war transportation efforts.
Driver-carelessness is the cause of
almost all grade crossing accidents,
-"u wau anion right
" "IV wita tne eleven
according to the Council. To help
win the war and to save yourself
and others needless suffering, the
Council asks you to be sure the
track is clear before you start
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