Residence: Hatter Creek, Princeton Occupation(s): Woods clerk and scaler
Topics: Foreign workers and conditions in Potlatch logging camps. Unreasonable IWW demands
in 1917 strike; his role as Four-L representative Tricks of log scaling. Medicine
come-ons. Courtship and marriage. 7-23-73 1.5 hr 50p
Segment Synopsis: Foreigners in the logging camps. Many speak Slavonian, a "universal" language. They
won't buy war bonds, but will gladly give a man money. They disappear after we get
into the war. They're friendly, open people.
Segment Synopsis: IWW role in improving conditions. They try to persuade Hershiel to join. Their unreasonable
talk at Spokane meeting, which Hershiel attends as a 4-L delegate. The 4-L's want
to bring both sides together. Hershiel's camp goes on strike. The strikers disappear.
Most IWW's are foreigners.
Segment Synopsis: Tricks of scaling. Scalers protected by inspections. Variations in log measuring.
Hershiel protects woods scalers. He doesn't offend a friend by telling him his log
is a cull. He has a complainer scale for himself. T. P. Jones said, "If there's a
doubt, give it to the workingman." Cheating on scales leads to more work for scaler.
Methods of scaling defective logs. Separate records for various species and lengths.