Lake Charles American-Press from Lake Charles, Louisiana on December 5, 1965 · Page 26
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Lake Charles American-Press from Lake Charles, Louisiana · Page 26

Lake Charles, Louisiana
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Sunday, December 5, 1965
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SUNDAY, DEC. 5, 1965, Lake Chorles American Press L-J_L_LL_J TWO CAR GARAGE ^J^T^CO- f09»tL fiMKM *~~«» —i M 7 ^ % ^ £* US Southern Pine Is Top Industry Southern Pine lumber manufacturing has long been one of the nation's prime basic industries. The sheer size and scope of operations tends to obscure an intriguing human element. Throughout its history, the enterprise has logged an Impressive tally of tradition, personality and color. Even the advanced Industry of today, with Us thousands of mills, automated machinery and remote controls, inherits this istence today. led by Swedish and German sailors who drifted in with the ships. A number of well-educated Europeans migrated into lumbering, including the brother of an English baronet and the son of an English countess. Southern Pine lumbering entered its era of greatest growth following completion of the nation's network of railroads in 1880. Soon thereafter, the seeds were sown for some of the most progressive enterprises in ex human touch. By modern standards, Southern lumbermen of the early 19th century were poor In mechanical efficiency. But they were rich in resourcefulness and pioneer spirit. For example, the ingenious souls who salvaged boilers and machines from sunken ships for makeshift sawmills. You also worked with your weapons at your side. There was an occasion in 1841 when construction of a Texas mill was interrupted by a runner bringing dire tidings on the invasion of Santa Anna. Mexican General The lumbermen HRST ROOK .£? •** .45 exchanged their tools for flint- ocks and marched to the front. everal months later, they pa- iently picked up where they left ff and completed the mill. Lumbermen were the trail- ilazers of pioneer times. It was heir job to make room in the o r e s t s for settlements and arms and to provide material or stockades, churches, homes and corrals. All this they literally carved rom a wilderness with backbreaking toil. Their Spartan existence was essened to some extent by a ascinating variety of helpers. River loading was often hand SECOND FLOOR £? TRADITIONAL FRENCH PROVINCIAL — The Mansard roof of this house was devised by a French architect of the same name. All exterior features are typical of the French design from the full length, first floor casement windows to the eyebrow roofs over the second floor windows. This type of roof keeps the design out of the two-story category for tax reasons, but at the same time gives more living space with an efficient plan and large rooms. BUILDING A HOME? This is a big step you're taking. Doesn't it make sense to get the best possible advice on building it. Call on our "Know How." LAWRENCE GOLDEN BUILDER OF FINE HOMES 510 W. PARISH ROAD, MAPLEWOOD PHONE 625-3013 In many instances, the automated, streamlined character of the modern concern belies the corporate age. Some are still operating within their original forest boundaries after anywhere from 50 to 100 years of continuous lumbering. Frequently, the founders were men of humble origins whose perserverance and foresight penned some of the most stirring success stories in American history. These were the pioneer lumbermen who initiated the practice of forestry in the South during the early years of the 20th century with dreams of perpetual crops of quality timber. While few their hopes are and still living, aspirations materialized. have long since Current annual Southern Pine sawtimber is an impressive 16 billion board feet —well above the rate of harvest and three times the growth of any other species in the nation. Lumber manufacturing is now a much more sophisticated enterprise than it once was. Intensive forest management, high speed machinery, complex quality controls, u t i 1 i z a- tion of the timber harvest have STORY-AND-A-HALF — This house of Colonial styling with red brick and white cypress was built by R. E. Gates-Homes of Distinction—in Chalkley Estates. The first floor has a master bedroom suite, and the dining room has sliding glass doors opening outside. Upstairs ia three bedrooms, a bath and a study. The entrance foyer, staircase and upper hall are decorated in an unusual architectural paper by Thomas Strahan Co.—an original taken from the Ellridge Chase home in East Andover, N. H. in 1868. for specialists with a high degree of technical training. But neither the pioneer spirit nor the traditional human touch have diminished. The industry of today is experiencing a new industrial revolution with great advances in technology and economic potential. It is large but not impersonal. The leading figures imposed an increasing demand growth of include many of the descendants of the original lumber pioneers, progressive young industrialists with a deep-rooted respect for the forest source. The late Henry Hadtner, a great Southern lumberman and the. Father of Forestry, once expressed a feeling shared by many present day lumbermen in these words: "I was born in the forests and have had close association with them since childhood. The Pride Of Possession Of An R. E. Qates Home Of Distinction.,, is reserved for those who understand that true value is always measured best in terms of enduring beauty. Gates does not compromise: their standards for materials, construction and craftsmen are the highest. Because of this, an invesrmenr in a Gates home pays infinite dividends in the unique satisfaction which comes from owning a fine home that lasts for generations, not years. Visit our Country Classic at York and Somerset in beautiful Chalkley Estates ... for those who love traditional in a modern livable plan Die whole family will R. E. GATES AND ASSOCIATES PHONE 477-8603 We UM Only Quality Materials From Lake Charlei Lumber Co. UESTION: "WHO 1 CAN YOU COUNT ON 1 TO PROVIDE TOP QUALITY MATERIALS AND HANDLE ALL THE DETAILS AND COMPLETE- BUILD THE HOME OF YOUR DREAMS?" Owning your own home is a good investment .., and when you finance your home with us, the dollars you pay each month are "growth dollars," Each payment you make increases your equity until you own your home debt-free* And in the meantime you enjoy it. Why not let some of these "growth dollars" work for you? Let os arrange a home loan for you tailored to your needs. NSWER: "YEARS OF | EXPERIENCE HAVE TAUGHT | 1 THE PROSPECTIVE HOME BUILDER OF LAKE | 1 CHARLES THAT - HE CAN COUNT ON US." 1 WE INVITE INQUIRIES... 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