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The Michigan Alumnus 340
SHIRLEY W. ALLEN spends about half his time in extension work connected with aims and projects of the State Department of Con servation and of the School of Forestry and Conservation, with which he has been connected since 1928 as Professor of Forestry.
When he sets out for the wooded parts of the State to cooperate with some local fire warden in a school program, he takes along "Paul Bunyan's Lunch Box." It is a miniature portable stage on which he can produce 13 scene changes to portray in highly graphic fashion what can take place in the virgin forest under careless and under modern scientific man agement.
New York born, educated at Iowa State College, Professor Allen is a Master of Forestry who has worked in logging camps, saw -mills and forest nurseries—has been in the retail lumber business.
Much of his experience has been gained in the great forests of the Pacific Coast. Recent summers have been spent as an Inspector of E.C.W. projects and he has had his hand in education in the C.C.C. camps. He has headed the Michigan Conservation Council. Naturally he is a landowner. To make a beautiful place of the small wooded tract—with its tiny lake — through application of modern forestry methods is a project in which his whole family is interested. Now he wants to go to the far ends of the earth to study forestry methods of other countries.