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PACE 10 ANNOUNCING Our Special Semi-annual S5otufn of Fine imported and Domestic Fabrics Spring and Summer Weaues for Custom Suits and Sports Wear FRIDAY, MAY 24 Large lengths of more than 350 of the world's nest weaves.., year-round sultings.., warm-weather trc/pi, cals.., lightweight blends con- , sportcoatings . . . and man}, others will be on display. Avail- able custom tailored to your own measurements in the style you select, These distinctive fabrics are ideal for better, grade business or leisure wear, and you are cordially in. vited to come in and look them over without obligation. 409 Railroad Ave. Vern Miller, Owner Men's Shop Phone 426- 6432 Gene Hanson, Manager i BHELTON--=AON .COUNTY. 301YPNAT--. Publi.hed .in."CAr{,tm,town I7  A" .hd.o_n., Washington .......................................................................... "5- 7 /7 /  ....... _ : ....................... ' :" : 'Earl Ford I Roy Nason Albert Lord Roy Castle Logging seemed to run in Earl ": ...................................... : ............... " ........... ::"::::": ...................... Pioneer Ford's.family. Ford's father mov- ed et from Michigan and set up a :gyppo" outfit at the Port Bla- ly Raih'oad Co. ne:tr Matlock. In 1904. Ford, then 19. began working for his father as a steam tractor operator. Three years later young Ford went to work for Simpson Logging Co. at Camp No. 4 as steam yard- er. When the camp shut down a few months later. Ford went back to his father's sawmill. There he worked as a sawmill hand until 1929. After leaving the sawmill in 1929, Ford went to work for the Simpson Logging Co. again. He remained with Simpson until his retirement in 1946. Ford was employed with Simp- son us part time bucker and fan ler. an occupation referred to then as "busheling." Busheling is a sys- tem whereby the more work a log- ger does, t{e more pay he recei- ves. Ford recalls several experiences ( "U 14m in fighting fires. However, because he was a busheler and therefore helped to fall dead snags and trees, he never actually worked at the fire line. Ford was born in Calhoun Coun- CHROME These Are Dandies! SETS 7 pieces 5 pieces '79so '49so Kelly's Furniture Co. 1st &, Mill Sts. Phone 426-2411 pau,=v. ,. . 501 RailrOad Ave, Shelton, Washmglon Falling and bucking timber was Roy Nason's main occupation in the logging industry, However, he began his logging career setting chokers for Seaburn nem Dewatto on the Hood Canal. These chokers were thirty feet long and were at- tached to a 13' x 13' donkey. By 1924, he was working for Elmer Wiss, who was an indepen- dent logger. He then began to fall timber. Nason worked in 1927 for the Rayonier Co. of Shelton in the Zellerbach pulp mill. The next year he began logging for Batstone and Roy Kimbel, Sr., near the Cranberry Lake area. Later, by 1935, he was logging for Pat Moran near Mason Lake. 111 1940. he worked for-Simpson Logging Co. at Camp No. 3. He then worked until his retirement in 1952 for George Grisdale's Con- struction Co. During his logging career Nason also found time to try his hand at independent log- ging for a year or so. Nason, now 74, was born in Jackson County, Wis., April 14, 1889. He wan married to Altha Bettz in Shelton in 1921. His eight children are Joyce Nason, Oregon; Albert Nason, Seattle; Roy Nason, Lake Nahwatzel; Irving Nason, Dayton; Beatrice iason, Dayton; Amy Hanna. Shelton Valley; Mary Eash Hillcrest, and Dorothy Good- child. Dayton. Nason has 15 grand- children. For about two years now Nason has been spending his summers and free time at his home in West- port. There he enjoys fishing and rock collecting. ty, Mich., April 1. 1885. When he was four, his family came to Ma- son County where his father was homesteading. Ford never married but has ten nieces and nephews. He lives at 319 West C Street in Shelton. Money, when lost. cannot be re- placed. 13". Sy Savings Bonds can, t yct enjoy almost the same liquid- ity as currency. logger Albert Lord knows what it is like to be sur- rounded completely by burning forest. In the sunnner of 1918 Sim- pson's Camp No. 2 bm:ed while Lord and four of his friends sought protection in a canyon The five remained in the canyon all night while the fire burned all around ihem. The fire stayed out of the canyon so they were safe. Loi'd was born in Snohomish June 23. 1882. He grew up with four brothers and three sisters. At the age of 16 he sta, ted greas- ing skids in order to earn money to buy a gun. Lord and his brother worked to- gether at Snohomish .until 1906 when they moved their equipment by barge Io. Hoodsport. In 1910 Lord went to work for the Phoenix Co.. firing locomotives. He also worked for Fredson Bro- thers in 1918 and in 1932 worked at Camp No. 4 fro' Simpson. Lord did a lot of independent logging on his own land, He andhis wife have lived on Little Skookum since their mar- riage in 1922 in Tacoma. He has three sons: Jay Lord. Hayward, Calif.; Harvey Lord, Los Ange- les, Calif.; Byron Lord, San Die- go, Calif. He has 10 grandchild- ten and four great grandchildren. At the age of 72 he was logging independently when he retired. Since then he has been keeping a garden and recently building a fence on his Iand. Antone Anderson - Antone Anderson preferred "driving team" to any other occu- pation in the logging industry. Born March 25, 1883, in Douglas County, Anderson came to %Vash- ington in 1891. He first began using horse teams when he logged with his brothers, Arthur and Ernest, around 1909. In 1911, Anderson was greasing skids for Horace Miller ear Aga- te. The next year, Anderson went to work in Ira Libby's sawmffl, where he worked ten hours a day on the cut=off saw. Later in 1915, he was ox-bull team worker for Ira Lib- by. Around ]929, Anderson went to work for J. F. Stotsberry. A few years later. Anderson went to work for himself as an indepen- dent lo, gger, He never officially re- ih'ed and still works around the woods of his home in Agate. His The day the school house burned is what pioneer logger Roy Castle remembers about the 1902 fire. Castle. now 74, was only 14 at the time of the fire and was at- tending school near Hunters Point when the fire started. He recalls the day when he and k friend saw the fire in the dis- tance coming closer to the school house. They helped to move some things from the school befm'e it burned. Castle was born at Fort Dodge, Iowa. Juffe 27, 1889. He came to the northwest in 1892 with his mother, brother and sister, In 1906 he bad his first logging job on Harsthe Island (,here he worked for his brother, Louis Cas- tle. He did oil the different jobs there were in logging including skid greasing and line driving. Castle hauled log booms for 3ake Wingert in 1917. He worked for the Miller Brothers, Sawtell and McCleary during his logging ca- ieer.'He and Ned Wivell logged to- gether for about 20 years. Castle logged in both Mason and Thurs- ton Counties, and did a lot of in- dependent logging. When he retir- BONEY LOERTSCHER place at Agate rms been him bache- lor home for 66 years. Anderson likes logging very much and thinks it is,a good job. He recalls however, one not so happy incident in which he and the six-horse team he was driving went over a bank into the bay near his home. It was a cold morning and a little snow was left on the Back in 1903. Ernest A. "Boney" Loertscher. then 14 began a log- ging career which lasted up until about a year ago when a broken leg forced him to slow down. He lived the entire time in Ma- son County except foi" about 8 years. His first logging job was driv- ing a line horse at Simpson's old Stillwater green cedar camp. After about two years there he decided to. see whtt was on the other side of the mountain, going first to Seattle, then to Walla Walla and ending up on a ranch in Idaho where he began breaking broncs. Until he was 24 he moved about. from ranch to ranch breading br0ncs on ranches in Idaho, lion- tana, Utah, Wyoming and Nevada. Returning home foi" a visit, .he married and settled in the Day t0h area. Since that time he has work- ed on just about every kind of logging job in the woods and for many of the logging outfits operat- ing in the county, He and his Wife will celebrate their 50th AnniveK'mry in Novem- ber. He wan lorn at Beloit, .I.an.,. and came to Elma with his pareit when he was a year old. ill6 has foll Sons, all loggers, and one daughter. gro{md. e and the horses were up to their necks in the ie-cold wa- ter, but Anderson escaped by gatr ring out of th water 5efot;e the horses could trample hiin. Downtown overlooklng the picturesque waferfront... near finest shops, financial and business districts. Deluxe accommodations with telephone and IV. Finest food in Coffee House and unique. BavarlaK Beer Stube with Iwely folk music. Parking on premises. Another affiliaHon of Lamplighter Motor Inns - Write, wire or call for Reservations. TWX 206"998"0547 " Thus d, MIKE KRISE At the age of 15 pioneer logger :Mike Krise. now 79, set out on his first logging job. He started work in 1898 on the sldd roads for Simpson Logging Company. "I liked logging and did quite a bit of it" remarked Krise. Krise was born in Mason County in 1883. He grew up in this area with nine brothers and two sisters. From the Simpson Company he went to work for the Bordeaux family and worked in several camps. He also worked for the Campbell Brothers. During hislogging career Krise logged in many areas and did se- veral different jobs. He worked as rigging man. set chokers, felled timber and bucked logs. He finds the biggest change in logging is the modern eqttipment. Krise married. Jenny Slocum in 1909 in Shelton. He was remarried in 1922 to Annie Jackson in Yak- ima County. Krise has five children: John Krise; Kamilche; Delbert Krise, Tahola and David, Harvey and Evelyn live in Tacoma. Krise has more grandchildren than he can count and seven great- grandchildren. Mrs. Annie Whitener and Ralph Krise, sister and brother of Mike Kl:ise, both live in Kamilche. All- other brother John Krise lives in Nisqually. In 1949, Krlse was working as a ed in 1959 he was an independent logger. In 1928 Castle married Estelle Twentier in Shelton. They now reside in Arcadia where Castle en- Joys gardening and walking in the woods. They have one son Harold Cas- tle, Arcadia and two grandchild- ren. Bill Grisdale In 1898 a Canadian 89. arrived in the area to try growing n'mnth s later but Grisdale his home and ing logging ty. MGrisdale, who ontreal April working for Co. at the age for Simpson WaS then quarters. For Grisdale for Simpson engine "Old In 1899. Gris man of that time ther, camps. They horse camps those in. Each camp all the camps of a Later, when only two manager of had been CamP combined, ployed by ed in 1947. Grisdale in 1902 to EIS one daughter, Shelton and Pauley. Point where He liked industry and ink at the is what makes boon2 man now resides in enjoys the g PAUL B SPECIAL [ HAM SANDWICH ,N,, 9 BAG For Only