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Plywood and Payrulls. To see the symbo­ lism between these two one neec1 only to tl'ace back to 1925, ""h en the plywood industry made its humble start on Gr ays Harbor.

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In that era it was an infant venture, almost unnoticed in the noisy lumber industry that was hard put to supply the clemand through­ out the world. Today on Grays Harbor it has assumed a parity, if not a superiority over the industry from which it sprang so quietly. POl' an analysis shows that 63 per cent of the manufacturing cost of plywood is repre­ sented by labor. Today hundreds of men, who \\'ould be unemployed, due to the dismantling of lumber mills, and the running out of timber st~mds by many companies, are working in ply­

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wooel mills, making 'wages that are higher than any othEr timber using industry in the worlel. Toclc,Y plywood is playing an ever import­ ant part in Lhe world, in home construction, na tional cl efense, all phases of building, it has proven its supel'iority to other materials. And it is still a growing industry, the exploitation of which has only st ar ted. the surface only touched. P lywood a nd payrolls will continue to perpetua te t he pl'osperity of Grays Harbor, whose peo ple bave come to respect the "wood with a college education." The Pacif ic Coast Norwegian Singers' As­ sociation expresses its thanks to the three Grays Harbor Plywood companies whose do­ nation of ply wood, money and effort has made this program a possibility.

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