Fort Bragg to Noyo to
the shingles are thrown onto a inclined plane. At the bottom of this a man packs them into bunches by means of a frame. This is done with great rapidity. At the same time this man culls the shingle, throwing out the culls on to a second inclined plane at the lower end of which is another shingle-packing machine to make up bunches of 2d-grade shingles.
- There is great waste in the Noyo River logging areas. No attention is paid to the welfare of any tree which is not to be taken. Many logs are left as unfit which in the East would be in the merchantable class. After the trees come down the area is fired to get rid of brush and
Melburne, June 28, 1903
tops to facilitate getting out the logs. The working practice here has always been so -- Gracie, the Supt., would laugh at any other proposition. And yet fire must be done away with. It is really a costly proposition. It is true that the immediate cost of getting out the logs would be greater (and this is what the lumberman here looks to and is as far as he sees) but there would be a saving on logs which would more than offset that and this the lumberman does not see or is not ready to see, but Mr. Johnson is willing to see it if you can prove it to him. Now this is considering standing trees, second-growth and sterilizing of soil at all which must in time for a company that is justified in looking [Cont. middle next p.]