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Claims State Refused To Accept Land LEWISTOWN (UPI) -- One of the Conors of the land for the proposed Kendall Memorial State Park near here said Tuesday the Fish and Game Commission has refused to accept ownership of the land. Glenn C. Morton said he Mrs. Margharite McLean originally offered the 122-acre site to the state in 1958. He said the highway commission, then responsible for the State Park System, indicated an interest getting the proper ty and on Jan. 31, ISG'J they notified him they had accepted the land. Last year, the Legislature transferred responsibility f state parks to ihe F i s and Game Commission. Morton said he has since been informed by a Helena law firm that the commission has decided to refuse tile land. Reasons cited for the refusal were conflicting mineral interests and limited funds for development. Morton said there would be no conflict because owners of the mining claims would have ix right to enter the Kendall townsite for prospecting or drilling. On the lack of funds, he noted Uiat some parks had added recently and quoted Fish and Game Director Frank Dun- Wc as saying, "We have only 26 state parks and I think should have at least 125."