Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan on May 11, 1965 · Page 5
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TUKDAY, MAY 11,1965. IRONWOOD DAILY GLOBE, IRONWOOD, MICHIGAN •IVt HONORED — Charles Super- cynski, instructor in mathematics and physics at Luther L. Wright High School and Oogebic Community . College, recently was informed that he had been chosen by the American Association of Physics teachers to be honored under that organization's teachers' recognition program. Supercynski was cited as a physics teacher of special competence, based on a searching four-hour examination taken by instructors in that field throughout the nation and by recommendations of associates in education. Only 32 teachers in the nation were singled out for that recognition this year. An attractive plaque signifying the honor was presented to Supercynski in the name of the association by Principal James E. Sheridan at a recent Wright High School faculty meeting. Supercynski has been a member of the local staff since his graduation from Superior State University in 1959 and for the past four summers has done intensive study in physics at Purdue University under the National Science Foundation Program. Bergland PTA Picks Officers BERGLAND — At the last meeting of the Parent-Teacher Association the following officers were elected: President, Mrs. Arthur Mattern; vice president, Mrs. Paul Roberts; secretary, Mrs. Gordon Thomasini; treasurer, Mrs. Louis Paulman; program chairman, Paul Martilla; membership chairman, Mrs. Carl Soderstrom; lunch chairman, Mrs. Raymond Peters o.n. Mr. and Mrs. Herman F a n- slau visited his brother in law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. D Het- tue, at Madison and also his brother who is a patient at the University Hospital, Madison. Einard Perttu and Rayn\o n d Pot v i n have returned home from Divine Infant Hospital, Wakefield, where they were medical patients. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Blons h ine and sons were Ironwod shoppers. Mr. and Mrs. John Bergl u n d spent a weekend at the home of their son in law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. John Forchette at Kenosha, Wis. The Birthday Club met at the home of Mrs. Leonard Ericks on, Monday night, May 3. Five hundred was played at three tables and prizes were won by Mrs. S e 1 m a Swen, Mrs. Joyce Western, Mrs. Agnes Latv a 1 a and Mrs. Irma Blonshine. Mrs. Myrtle Haskins was the hostess. The honored guest was' presented with a gift of money. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Faline and daughter, Lynn, Bessemer, were guests at the Alfred Swen home. Mr. and A. A. Hokens, Topaz and Mrs. C. W. Brismaster at tended a committee and board meeting of the Lutheran Worn en's Missionary League at dis trict headquarters in Wausau. Mr. and Mrs. H. C.Lund were Wakefield callers. ROTC Inspection At LL Wright To Be Thursday The annual federal inspection of Detachment 16, Ironw o o d Junior ROTC Corps, will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 13, at the high school. Inspecting officer this year will be Lt. Col Charles Wag n e r, Corps of Engineers, U. S. Army, stationed at Michigan Technological University, Hough ton. Awards and presentations will be made at this time. The awards and the cadets who will receive them are as follows: Neatest Cadet Medal—Senior, Clifford D. Koivisto; junior, Robert L. Piasecki; sophomore, Colin E. Carpenter. Marksmanship Medal—Senior, Jerome Oradisher; Junior, John D. Olson; sophomore, Colin E. Carpenter. Rifle Club Championship Medal—Dwight D. Bjork. Rifle Team "I" Letters—Senior s: Gerald Nolcox, Alfred Re y n o Ids, Dwight Bjork, Jerome Gradisher, Clifford D. Koivisto, David A. Wainio and Rodney K. Asunto. Juniors: John Olson, Cl y d e McK night, Stephen Fis her, Charles J. Magdziak, Jan Erickson and Robert Piasecki. Color Guard "A" Letters—Senior s: Clyde McKnight, Jerry Martinson, Russell Slade and John Olson. Citations to be awarded in elude the Veterans of Fore i g n Wars Award to Dwight Bjork. Superior Cadet Ribbon and Certificate—Seniors, Jerome Gradisher; junior, Russell Slade sophomore, Charles Gallo. Distinguished Cadet Medal- Senior, Dwight Bjork; junior Jerry Martinson; sophomore Loren Sievila Leadership Medal—Senior, Da vid A. Wainio; junior, Clyde McKnight; sophomore, Russe 1 Salo. Best Dr i 11 e d Cadet Meda —Senior, Jerome Gradisher; jun ior, Russell Slade; sophomore Russell Slade. Honor Wreath and Star—Sen tors: John Raykovich, G a r ji Avery and Gerald Nolcox; jun iors, Russell Slade, Clyde Me Knight, Charles Held, Donald Ol son and David Wicklund; sopho mores, Loren Sievila, Fred Friedman, Charles Gallo, James Lumsden, Michael Vandine and Harlah Stone. HERE'S HOW YOU CAN PAY OFF THE WHOLE PILE NOW... With a loan of $50 to $1,000.00 from us you can pay off a big bothersome pile of bills at once. Then you repay your loan with only one easy payment each month. PEOPLES LOAN SYSTEM Acron from St. James Hotel Ironwood Ph. 932-5100 Mother of Three Race Drivers Is Honored WESTBURY, N.Y. (AP) Mrs. Helen Dancer, mother o three harness race drivers Stanley, Vernon and Harold Dancer, was honored Sunday a the sport's mother of the year in a Mother's Day luncheon a Roosevelt Raceway. OPEN AIR CLASSROOM—James Johnson (center, left) formerly of Ironwood, demonstrates a caliper-type tree measuring device during a field trip session at the Continuous Forest Inventory conference at Michigan Tech's Ford Forestry Center. The five-day course included two such field trips. The remainder of the time was spent in the Ford Center's classrooms. Johnson, a forester on the staff of Tech's Ford Forestry Center, is assisted by Richard Smith (in hard hat, back to camera), forester with the Cooperative Forest Inventory Branch, U.S. Forest Service, Milwaukee. On this field trip Johnson took the group to some of the plots used in the first pilot forest inventory project at the Center, pointed out specific trees and reported data on their growth and development since 1938. Increase in Timber's Value Studied by Forest Managers ALBERTA, Michigan — An acre of northern hardwoods timber worth $28 in 1938 is now valued at $229. Why Reasons for this 26 per cent annual increase were studi e d here last week at Michi g a n Technological University's Ford Forestry Center'by 73 industrial forest managers from the United States and Canada. The group attended a conf e r- ence on the applications of modern punch card computing methods and electronic data processing to forest inventory and management control. So unique is the offering it drew enrolle e s from 25 states, including such faraway places as Washingto n, New Hampshire and Florida. Participants observed a "pilot" project developed by Tech research foresters to study an acre of typical Upper Peninsula timber land as it has develo p e d during the last 27 years. Foresters have concentrated on the subject of tree growth by laying out permanent plots in the woods and making periodic measu r e - ments of these trees. From the pilot study, Tech foresters have determined that systematic methods of forest management can mean a steady flow of high value products for local industry, an excellent inve s t ment return for the land owner and resulting good employment in the logging and process i n g industries. Management which does not adequately consider basic principles of careful tree selection can mean the "high-grading" of good, value-producing trees and the tendency of a forest eventually to consist of cull-wood growth, Tech researchers said. The year before the Continuous Forest Inventory (CFI) plots were established at Alberta, the area was harvested by "selective" cutting, one of the earliest attempts to practice scientific forest management in the north country. The 27 years of subsequent growth show developments taking place after this cut. In 1938, 4,750 board feet was left on the acre after cutting. Using price scales of that time, the value of timber on this acre was $28.26, a substantial figure for a stand that had just been cut. Today the volume has grown to 10,340 board feet. Using today's standing-tree values, its worth has increased about eight times to $229.66. 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Although the increase of earnings on Tech's pilot plot wera substantial after 27 years, foresters pointed out that the earning rate could have been considerably greater. Of 62 trees of sawtimber size involved in the analysis, only 12 (19 per cent) contributed to the bulk of the value growth. These 12 added two-thirds of the growth, or double that of the other 50 trees. Implications for the forest manager and landowner are plain, Tech researchers point e d out. By carefully selecting trees of high future potential, managers of northern hardwood forests can anticipate earnings beyond ordinary expectations. To illustrate this point, Tech foresters cited various fact o r s which influenced the earning capacity of the pilot plot: 26 of the trees are "new" trees classed as ingrowth; they were too small to count as sawlogs 27 years ago, but now account for about 20 per cent of the total value increase. During the 27 years, some trees grew as much as six inches in diameter, and the annual rate was 207 board feet, equal to a 4.4 per cent annual volume increase on the original 1938 plot. Thoughihis yearly volu m e growth rate is not particularly outstanding, Tech researchers said it is adequate for an area with a short growing season, such as the Upper Peninsula— expecially in view of the fact t that the quality growth was so good. Quality increase Is another way of saying dollar growth. For these reasons, they said. It : should be apparent to forest managers and land owners that dollar earnings for a forest stand involves an Increase In the value of the timber.Original records of the pilot plot showed a grade for each hardwood tree Twenty- seven years later. It was found that quality and value for che best trees left 27 years ago nad increased substantially Since trees lay on a new; growth of wood annually, they overgrow knots and blemishes which lie near the heart. It Is this increase In quality, as re- fleeted in the present price structure, which commands a premium price for higher grade! hardwoods, and accounts for most of the value increase in these trees. For example, a sugar maple tree 12.3 inches in diameter in 1938 contained only one log with 33 board feet. Its value was 27 cents. Today the same tree is 18.7 inches in diameter, has three logs with 240 board feet and is valued at $7.61. Its value increased over the 27 intervening years is equal to a return on investment in that of almost 100 per cent per year. Since the northern hardw o od hemlock is the most valuab 1 e forest type in Upper Michi g a n and since it occupies the best soils in the area, it is obvious this portion of forest could provide more than its proportionate share of jobs and money to the economy of local communities. 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