April 3, 1943
Merced Sun-Star

Will Dismantle Lumber Company Within 60 Days

      Dismantling of The Yosemite Sugar Pine Lumber Co. mill at Merced Falls will get underway within the next 60 days, according to a report from M. Davidson, Stockton scrap iron dealer, who purchased the equipment when the company decided to discontinue business.

      At present the plant is operating and will probably continue to operate on a limited scale for a short period of time.

      Davidson denied that he had received any notification of government injunction which would stop dismantling activities.

Thursday April 15, 1943
Merced Sun-Star

Lumber Company Box Factory Is Still Operating

      Plans for dismantling the former Yosemite Sugar Pine Lumber company within the next three weeks, were revealed Thursday by Stanley Davidson, general manager of the Davidson Scrap Iron company in Stockton.

      "It is our intention," Mr. Davidson stated, "to continue operation of the box factory and the planing mill until the present supply of lumber in the yards is exhausted. This operation will be completed within the next three weeks."

      "Although no steps toward dismantlement of the plant have yet been taken, plans for such action have been completed and as soon as the stock of lumber has been exhausted will be put into action," he continued.

      Upon the final closing of the lumber company plant it was indicated that the machinery will be disposed of on the market to other lumber enterprises and war industries.