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Lumber Snafu

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A spokesman for woods labor presents this provocative analysis of the lumber industry. He emphasizes several points. 1. Despite high prices and low wages relative to other industries lumber production during war was below requirements and is likely to remain so during the reconstruction period. 2. Efficiency is characteristically low because more and more of the large producers are closing operations after exhausting their timber supply. 3. Today small mills account for two-thirds of total lumber produced. 4. Increasing lumber production today is consistent with better forest practice, just as increased farm output is related to soil conservation. He advocates a government program to provide small timber owners and operators the same degree of service and aid that is supplied farmers to aid agricultural production, plus federal regulation of commercial logging.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Research Director, International Woodworkers of America (C.I.O.), Portland, Ore.; Senior Member, S.A.F.

Publication date: 1946-06-01

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