Chicago Lumberman Volume 40

Chicago Lumberman Volume 40

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...of this little anemic $200,000 which we are about to spend!. In this connection we want to call the attention of our little select and appreciative audience to a syndicated cartoon which we reproduce elsewhere, on "Reforestation." which appeared simultaneously on March 12, in many American newspapers--at least one of these papers a Chicago sheet, and another a paper published in Washington, D. C. The cartoon speaks for itself; the upper half of it a golf links--two golfers at work with axes, devastating the Universe; "Lumber Interests" lettered across the front of one, and running between the two a goblin sort of caddy, with a bag full of axes, and the lower half of the study with the caddy looking very much like a caricature of Uncle Sam appealing to a very plethoric gentleman called "Congress," and asking him: "Don't you think we ought to stick up the sign compelling players to replace sod they dig up?" What rot! O i U On Sunday morning. March 20, the Chicago "Tribune" printed in its regular "Real Estate News" department a statement by F. E. Davidson, a well known architect, which had been reproduced from the Mar_ch "Bulletin" of the Illinois Society of Architects concerning prices of building material as of today and as of 1914. which indicates--if the story can be substantiated--that lumber is today one hundred and fifty and four-tenths percent higher in price than _it was in 1914; and that common brick, Portland Cement, lime, bank sand, torpedo sand, crushed stone and crushed gravel show an average increase of only 96 percent. On Monday morning in the same publication, the Lumbermen's Association of Chicago in an advertisement--mind you, NOT in the...show more

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  • Paperback | 802 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 40mm | 1,406g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236808797
  • 9781236808790