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The Government logging camp completed sleigh
hauling March 16. Log hauling was not completed,
however, as it was necessary to leave approximately
200,000 feet on skidways which could not be haul
ed due to the logging roads being in such condition
as to render sleigh hauling impossible.
The following is the amount of timber cut and
hauled at this camp4
White pine 5,346 738,650
Norway 4,542 457,900
Mixed Logs 32 1,290
Total 9,920 1,197,840
Over half of the men employed at the Govern
ment camps were Indians, many of whom remained
on the job until the last log was hauled. These
Indians worked in various capacities, such as mani
pulating cant hooks where they outshone their
white brothers, teaming, kitchen work, road mon
key, scaling, etc.
On the 23rd the entire operation was completed
and the boom secured from the elements until sucli
time as A. C. Goddard can "yank" or tow it across
the lake to the agency sawmill where the logs will
be sawed into lumber. Harry Moore visited the
camp the last couple of days and checked out the
logging outfit to be returned to the agency to be
stored during the summer.
Camp No. 4 of the International Lumber Com
pany suspended operations March 14, at which
time "Old Sol" raised havoc with all snow roads
ffifnocafr6^?^^e'-k^&^fct^thia camp-worg iai$ta4r
in a lake along the reservation boundary in Sec
tion 15-150-35. These logs will remain in the lake
where they will be free from bugs, worms and pine
beetle, until such time as a log spur is constructed
when they Avill be hoisted on cars and transported
to the different mills operated by tne company.
Camps 1, 2 and 3 will operate all summer, con
fining their cuttings strictly to fire injured and
3EFECI" IVE PAGE
Standing, left to righht: Mrs. Will King, Mrs. C. M. Bruce, Mrs. W. C. Edes, Mrs.
Thomass Riggs, Jr., Mrs. E. C. Tieman, Mrs. A. T. Vogelsang. Mrs. James T. Newton.
Sitting, left to right: Mrs. E. B. Meritt, Mrs. Franklyn K. Lane (chairman), Mrs.
Clay Tallman, Miss Mary Browne.
RE LAK E NEWS
Save Money and You Save Lives
VOLUME 5. RED LAKE, MINNESOTA, APRIL 1, 1918. NUMBER 18
dead and down timber, in Townships 150 and 151,
Range 33, where most of the burned timber is lo
cated. It will take the combined operations of
these three camps practically all summer to clean
up the burned timber in these townships.
R. N. Metcalf, formerly at Camp 4, has been
transferred to Camp No. 1 where he will be em
ployed all season where he will do the scaling.
John Moberg, Logging Superintendent for the
Backus and Brooks Lumber Company, is at present
surveying and determining the location of the log
ging spur to be extended from the main line of
the M. R. L. and M. Railroad from Spur 28 to the
extreme east line of the reservation about 7 or 8
miles. Railroad construction will be begun at
William Isham, who has been scaling at the gov
ernment camp this winter, is to be seen about the
agency again. Mr. Isham will soon take up his
duties ~unde~r~the dlrectrofr Of Sfisperintettdentfr Dick
Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Morrison spent part of the
week in the Twin Cities where Mr. Morrison was
buying spring goods for the Chippewa Trading
Company. Before returning, Mr. Morrison went
through the 32nd degre (Scottish Rites) of the
BUY A BOND
There's a whole lot more behind a Liberty Bond
than the actual money investment. Think it over.
Owing to the enormous increase of government
war work, the government departments at Wash
ington are being flooded with letters of inquiry
on every conceivable subject concerning the war,
and it has been found a physical impossibility for
the clerks, though they number an army in them
selves now, to give many of these letters proper
attention and reply. There is published daily at
Washington, under authority of and by direction
of the President, a government newspaperThe
Official U. S. Bulletin. This newspaper prints
every day all of the more important rulings, deci
sions, regulations, proclamations, orders, etc., etc.,
as they are promulgated by the several depart
ments and the many special committees and agen
cies now in operation at the National Capital. The
official journal is posted each day in every post
office in the United States, more than 56,000 in
number, and may also be found on file at all li
braries, boards of trade and chambers of com
merce, the offices of mayors and governors and
federal officials. By consulting these files most
questions will be found readily answered there
will be little necessity for letter writing, the un
necessary congestion of the mails will be appre
ciably relieved the railroads will be called upon
to move fewer correspondence sacks, and the mass
of business that is piling up ini the government de
partments will be eased considerably. Hundreds
of clerks now answering correspondence will be en
abled to give thir__Umje__tp essegt*aJlyJjnjortn,
war work, and a fundamentally patriotic service
will have been performed by the public.
Sugar making time is here and a great many
of the older folks arc busy making sugar. More
interest than common has been taken this year
owing to the scarcity and high price of sugar.
The members of the Little Rock Farmers'
Club are now busy clearing land and prepar
ing to put in more crops than have ever been
put in before.
May be you can satisfy your conscience by
buying a $50.00 Liberty Bond, but we sort
of doubt it.
A very valuable horse belonging to Mr.
Rodger Green died recently from pneumonia.
John English finished hauling the Govern
ment hay from the Outlet and is busy haul
ing wood for the school and agency.
We have some assurance of a bridge at the
Outlet. We trust our dreams will come true
Chas. A. Beaulieu is teamster at the
Agency, having taken Uncle Alex's place.
Uncle Alex has been on the job for the past
The Red Lake Red Cross has sent in 55
sweaters, besides wristlets, helmets, etc.
In a recent letter~from Stanley Johnson he
says his company, Battery "E," is preparing
for "over seas" and that he is enjoying the
"life of a soldier."
William Spears, Jr., enlisted in the Coast
Artillery with ten other young men. They
left Bemidji on April 2 for Jefferson Bar