The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on February 2, 1963 · Page 8
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The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas · Page 8

Ottawa, Kansas
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Saturday, February 2, 1963
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. THE OTTAWA HERALD Saturday, February 2, 1963 : I'd j], n 1 ni y i 1 '" i •'' i; '] | i'. I'^biidli'i"'':!'?: ,11'!'","'.' IX 1 ,!'."!! SOMETHING "FRENCH" IN THE PASTURE - This is part of herd of white Anderson County. Goods have purchased Charolais bulls and bred them to mostly Charolais cattle, a French beef breed, being built up on Good Brothers Farm in Angus heifers. Bull at right cost $3,000. (Herald Photos) Black Cows, White Calves, Simple As Black And White WHITE FACE, LIGHT BODY — Eldon Good, one of three brothers operating farm of more than 2,000 acres in Anderson County, pets calf born of Hereford mother and Charolais father. T Fish, Game Museum A Tourist Attraction By DARWINNE HAKANSON The Pratt Daily Tribune PRATT, Kan. (AP) - During 1962 more than 12,500 persons visited one of Kansas' greatest tourist attractions and educational centers, the museum at the Kansas Forestry, Fish and Game commission headquarters near Pratt. Visitors came from every state and several foreign countries and included numerous groups of school age children. Since the estimate was obtained from the number of names signed in the guest register, it is possible that three times that number toured the museum. Many couples and families signed under one name and it is probable that many neglected to sign at all. New wildlife specimens and nature displays are added annually. Articles came mostly from interested Kansans who realize that this is a way to preserve their treasured items as well as share them with others. Additions to the museum last year included two mounted elk heads, a moose head and three mule deer heads. Other displays include everything from arrow heads to all sizes of bird eggs. Inside high glass display cases are all types of stuffed birds, rodents and other animals. In the aquarium room, live fish specimens are changed frequently. Through the large plate glass walls of the tanks, visitors are able to give close scrutinty to the various types of fish found in lakes and ponds throughout the state. During 1962, the fish hatchery produced two million small channel catfish and an undetermined number of other species of fish, including bass, bluegill and crappie. Ponds and lakes in 37 eastern Kansas counties were stocked with these fish. The commission has a total of 140 full - time employes, adding about 20 part-time employes during the busy season. The department is governed by a five-member commission consisting of C.G. Boling, Leavenworth; Harlan Boxberger, Rusi sell; Charles Hulme, Great Bend; W. Lloyd Brown, Columbus; and Frank Lombard, Enterprise. George Moore is director and Fred Warders assistant director. There are seven division chiefs. The commission has 45 game protectors, six of whom are area supervisors. Operating funds for the commission do not come from general state taxes but are dervied from the sale of hunting and fishing licenses. A portion of federal excise tax on the sale of sports equipment also goes into the operating fund. In 1962 the sale of fishing and hunting licenses in the state, both to residents and non-residents, totaled $1,605,128. Upland game bird stamps brought in $179,344. This included 236,346 fishing licenses and 167,061 hunting licenses. A total of 25,573 combination licenses was sold. By A. I. VAN CLEAVE There's an unharmonious look about a black cow with a white calf at her udder. Especially when the calf is as big as its mother. But it's a common sight right now on the I.Good Brothers Farm, located 13 miles south of Homewood in Anderson County. The Good boys, Eldon, Lewis and James, are breeding white Charo- lais bulls to black Angus heifers. The reason is as simple as black and white. Charolais beef cattle grow faster and larger than the more common beef breeds such as Angus. They are highly resistant to some insects and some diseases, including pink eye and cancer eye. The Charolais 1 long, strong legs give it great rangeability for foraging. Its early maturity and prolificacy make it an ideal breeding animal. And the Charolais meat is of high quality — a Charolais • Angus feeder brings about $2 more per hundred pounds than an Angus, said Eldon Good. Why doesn't a cattleman just switch to straight Charolais men and forget the cross breeding? Because these white natives of France still are scarce in this country. So the Good brothers have bought the white bulls and are breeding them to the heifers they have, mostly Angus but a few Herefords and Shorthorns. By breeding and keeping many of the female offsprings they hope to build up in 10 years a herd of 400 to 500 head, all Charolais or Charolais cross. Male offsprings are sold as replacement cattle or as feeders. The three brothers and their mother, Mrs. Alice Good, own 2,006 acres of some of the finest farmland in Anderson County. In addition they rent several hundred acres, mostly for pasture. Right now the Goods have 23S head of cattle. They raise corn, milo, soybeans and wheat and feed about 200 head of hogs a year. The brothers also are dealers in anhydrous ammonia and silo unloaders. The Goods bought their Charo- lais bulls and a few cows in Texas. The apple of their eye is M.G.M. Blake. He weighed 1,038 pounds at 9% months of age, and the Goods paid $3,000 for him. M.G.M. Blake is the son of Baron and the grandson of Dante, big-name Charolais bulls on the Michaelis Ranch near Kyle, Tex. Michaelis is one of the best-known Charolais producers in this country and Mexico. The Goods raised one of their Charolais bulls, Zoc-Rue. The bull was being carried by its mother, Queen-Rue, when they bought her. The sire is Zoc-Lee. h ' 7! It'll Cost You $63 To Hunt Elephants By RICHARD F. LONG FORT PORTAL, Uganda (AP) —Take out a $63 license, add a measure of effort and skill, and you too can be an elephant hunter—if you come to the middle of Africa. This is the starting point for Many hunters seeking some of the world's biggest elephants. A familiar sight in the streets of Fort Portal is a Jeep-like Land Rover back from the hunt and carrying huge ivory tusks as trophies. To the north is Murchison Falls Park where elephants, hippos and giraffes are seen. To the south is Queen Elizabeth Park where more herds of elephants, leopards and the fearsome tree-climbing lions roam the great plains. To the west, across the snow-capped Ruwenzori Mountains, are the Congo forests, teeming with big game of all sorts. Also nearby is Park Albert, the major wild life preserve of the Congo. The animals are protected in the parks, but much of the forest and bush country outside of the parks is set aside as game preserves and controlled hunting areas that give the hunter a wide choice of game. Bill Young of Chicago, an engineer who helps build schools and churches for Africans at the Holy Cross Fathers Mission in Fort Portal, also is an avid hunter. He has shot water bucks, Uganda kob and topi on various safaris. Recently he spent part of vacation on his first attempt at elephants. Young took along a friend who is an experienced hunter, plus three Africans used as trackers. In a hunting area to the south of the Kazinga Channel and in the general area of Lakes Edward and George, they went into a section that has shoulder high brush, a typical feeding ground for elephants. The hunters had .375 Magnum rifles, the smallest big game weapon that can be used in elephant hunting. They spotted more than 50 ele- phants and several hippos by a pond. "But what we didn't know was that there was an elephant that was isolated from the herd, and near us, who apparently picked up our scent. He started running which warned the herd and they stampeded away from us," Young said. Later Young and his friend came to a clearing and spotted their prize—a big bull elephant with big tusks at the other edge of the clearing. When Young got the elephant broadside to him, he fired his first shot, hitting the beast just above a leg, near the heart. The elephant ran off, snorting. The hunters and trackers chased it about three quarters of a mile before it collapsed. During this time Young fired another shot time Young fired another shot into the heart and one into the brain. One tusk weighed 44 pounds, the other 42. This is average in East Africa, Some tusks go to 100 pounds each, but these elephants are now rare. Young took the tusks to a district commissioner's office where they were registered and stamped with his license number. The ordinary hunting license costs $21. For elephant you need another costing $42. Only male elephants may be shot. Ann Landers Tell Young Mom He Belongs To You Dear Ann Landers: Some teenage girls complain because their parents don't like the boy with whom they are going steady. My problem is the opposite. My mother likes my boy friend too much and I wish she'd cut it out. Whenever Bruce calls on the phone and my m o t h e r answers she hangs on for about 20 minute*. She knows very well he didn't call to talk to her, so why does she do it? My mother is young • looking Ana and has a knockout figure. She loves to dance and is very good. ~ it always asking Bruce to dance with her and of course he can't refuse. When they dance I get so annoyed I leave the room. If there is something wrong with my attitude please tell me and I'll try to do better.-MAYBE JEALOUS Dear Maybe: Girls with young mothers often have the same feelings you expressed in your letter. Tell your mother how you feel instead of boiling inside and smiling outside. It is not uncommon for mothers to try to relive their youth through their daughters. If she knew the effect his was having on you I think she'd behave differently. In any event, tell her— and good luck. Dear Ann Landers: My husband's brother recently insist- ed that his wife divorce him because he wants to marry another woman. She agreed, rather than become involved in an ugly mess. During the 12 years of their marriage she was grand to me and my family. I count her as a dear friend, and see no reason why the divorce should have any effect on our relationship. My husband feels I should not associate with her any longer on grounds it would be an act of disloyalty to his brother. Am I supposed to behave toward this woman as though she had chicken pox? I would appreciate your counsel.—BEWILDERED Dear Bewildered: What happened between your husband's brother and his wife should have no bearing on your friendship. Of course you would not invite her to your home when her ex- husband is present, but any other time could be fine. Dear Ann Landers: 1 accepted an engagement ring in May. The following August my fiance suffered a slight stroke. He seemed to make a good recovery and then had a relapse. Now, he is like a different man. Everything I say is twisted and we end up in a bitter argument He is accusatory and demanding. I get a nervous stomach from being in his company for an evening. I realize he is not well and that his illness is depressing, but I don't think it's fair of him to take out his frustrations on me. I've had one unsuccessful marriage and I don't want another one. lie is 45. I am 38. He says things will be better after we are married. His family feels I would be a dirty dog to breakup with him now that he is not well. My conscience is bothering me and I don't know what to do. I need your guidance.— AFRAID Dear Afraid: An engagement is not a marriage. It is a period during which both parties decide wheather or not they want to spend the rest of their lives together. You are not getting along well with this man and marriage to him would probably be a catastrophe. Does almost everyone have a good time but you? If so, send for Ann Landers' booklet, "How To Be Well-Liked," enclosing with your request 20 cents in coin and a long, self-addressed stamped envelope. Ann Landers will be glad to help you with your problems. Send them to her in care of this newspaper enclpsing a stamped, self- addressed envelope. ( LIKE MOTHER, UNLIKE DAUGHTER — Offspring of Angus cow and Charolais bull is doing what comes naturally on Good farm. At weaning time, calf will be almost as big as mother. NOTICE Effective February 1, 1963, the deadline for display advertising copy submitted to the Ottawa Herald will be advanced to 5 p.m. two (2) days prior to publication The classified deadline will be advanced to 5p.m. the day before publication except for minor changes, correction and advertisements no longer than five lines. Deadlines for these ads and changes shall be 9:30 a.m. the day of publication. This move of deadlines is necessitated to meet rising composition costs, to maintain our standards and to avoid a raise in advertising rates Your cooperation in these changes will be sincerely appreciated. OTTAWA HERALD

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