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Mason City, Iowa
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Monday, July 12, 1948
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Vacancy on Rent Advisory Board Here ,*Ju Area Rent Director E. Stewart vJlrich Saturday asked persons or organizations interested in the matter to submit to him names . of suggested nominees to till vacancies on the local rent advisory /Aboard lor the Mason City defense rental area. The Mason City board does not now have its f ull membership. It is lacking In a tenant representative, the rent director stated. Functions of the board include submitting recommendations for a change in the general rent level in the area, removing rent control from an area and co-operating with the area office in handling individual adjustment cases. Must Have 5 Members ^ Under the act, the board must .^consist O f a t least 5 members who represent the affected interests of the area. Generally, a board of 5 shall; consist of one tenant representative, one landlord representative, and 3 public interest rep, resentatives, with the same ratio $for larger boards. Therefore, Director Ulrich said, those submitting names to him of proposed board members should bear in mind the 3 groups to be represented on the board and suggest persons who could qualify for them. Mr. Woods said his definition oi this group is as follows: "The tenant representative is a person who can present effectively the viewpoints, problems and needs of tenants. Generally, such a person will be the leader o^.a tenant or consumer organization or other organization concerned with tenants' problems in the area. It may be that in certain localities no active tenant or consumer organization will be in existence. In such a case the tenant representative should be a person who has identified himself as being interested in tenants' problems." The area director explained that, in addition to this general invitation to the public to submit names, he has contacted interested organizations and advised them desire to have them submit names of prospective nominees for the board. He said he will send to Mr. Woods at Washington at least 3 or 4 candidates for each position on the board to be filled. From these names the housing expediter will •Delect the persons he feels will ;'?>• best represent the affected tenant "'interest of the area, as required by the housing and rent act of 1948. Marine Corps Mobile Unit Coming July 14 The U. S. marine corps district headquarters at Des Moines announced Saturday that a. mobile office trailer will be in Mason City July 14 to 17 to interview young men between the ages of 17 and 29 for enlistments in the corps. !r > Sergeants Van Zyle and Arbaugh will be in charge of the recruiting unit. The marine corps hopes to receive sufficient enlistments throughout the state to form a 2nd all Iowa marine platoon. The original all Iowa platoon recently received excellent comment from higher headquarters in San Diego. Steers Lead Market Kossuth Cattle Sell fo at $669.50 Average Chicago—What is believed to be the highest per head price ever paid for a straight load of cattle 'on the open market went foi some Iowa-fed steers at the Chicago stock yard this week. Quinn and Merron, cattle feeders of Kossuth county, had a load of Hereford steers at Chicago on Wednesday which averaged 1,775 pounds per head and broughl $37.75 per hundred. This yielded an average per head price of $669.30. Market officials said these were the heaviest cattle marketed here in 3 weeks. BALLY RITES HELD Alta Vista — Funeral services for Mrs. Fred Bally were held in Zion Lutheran church Friday afternoon. The Rev. Henry Mueller officiated. Burial was in Howard cemetery in Elma. Her husband and one daughter survive. THOMAS MACHINE CO. WE DO ALL KINDS OF MACHINE WORK ALL WORK GUARANTEED 303 2nd S, W. Mason City F/ncfs Game Warden Performs Many Duties in Day July If, 1*4* 7 IbMB Cttr GI*b*>O«MtU, XUOD a*y, U. STEATTON SHANNON —Heads Exchange Shannon Heads Exchange Club Appointment of Committees Made New officers of the Mason City Exchange club were installed at the Thursday meeting of the club. Retiring President Gene Howard presented the gavel to the incoming president, Stratton Shannon. In taking over the presiding position in the orgnaization President Shannon extended congratulations to the retiring officers and board members for excellent leadership provided the past year. Other new officers are: Jess Hanson, vice president; Jack Edwards, treasurer, and Howard lage, secretary. President Shannon announced the appointment of the following committee chairmen: Programs, Joseph John Vener: publicity and Exchange club paper, Dr. Maurice William Masters; attendance, Henry W. Thomas; fellowship. Dr. George I. Tice; youth, ieorge D. Dunn; American citizenship, Hughes J. Bryant; audit, Henry W. Thomas; finance, John O. Edwards; education, Joseph A. Bittner; inter-club, Gene Howard; club aims, James V. Corrouch; public affairs, Harry Swarner, membership, Willis Wood, and house committee, Paul Pappas. Plans for the program at the July 15 meeting were placed in the hands of W. H. Clarke and Jay A. Folsom. Arrest Man for Cattle Theft Waterloo Man Held by Charles City Sheriff Charles City—Sheriff B. F. Atkerton of Floyd, county Satur= day was holding Leslie E. Anderson of Waterloo in jail here on a charge of larceny of domestic animals valued at $5,000. The sheriff said Anderson Thursday night stole 28 head of cattle from Barney Blunt's pasture a mile west of Charles City and trucked them to the Hormel plant at Austin, Minn., where he intended to sell them. Sheriff Atherton prevented Anderson from getting payment for the cattle, brought the animals back to their owner and took Anderson to jail where he will be questioned further concerning his activities. According to Atherton, Anderson is wanted at Des Moines for jumping a bond on bad check charges. J. Z. "Jack" Stevens on the Job at Clear Lake Since '35 By RICK MEREDITH "Conservationally-speaking" Jack Stevens was burdened with a pair from the school of the uninformed. But he'd had the same problem many times before so the. prospect of a reporter and a photographer tigging along for a day's duty didn't phase the genial game warden. Actually Mr. Stevens' title is state conservation, officer and his territory is Cerro Gordo county. But he's most commonly known as the game warden, a title the* * * * * * * .. * state dropped some years ago when it was believed that the term warden too often gave a wrong institutional impression. Fish and Game First Many are also inclined to associate the term "conservation" directly with the soil. But Stevens, while much concerned with the problems of erosion and vegetation, is one of' 52 officers working for the "fish and game" division of the state conservation commission and it is in these subjects that they are primarily interested. "Jack," as he is known toi thousands in this territory, was in the printing business when he decided it would be a nice job to look through the big glasses and have plenty of time for golfing and fishing. He hasn't fished or played golf since he's been at the lake. He first became affiliated with the old fish and game department in 1929 as a deputy game warden. He. was made an investigator in 1Q32 and given a permanent territory as game warden for Lyon, Sioux and O'Brien counties in 1933. He later moved to Sheldon and then to Boone. He was issued a federaL commission as deputy U. S. game warden in 1934 by the U. S. Bureau of Biological Survey. When this bureau was changed to the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service he was re-issued the commission which he now holds. Came to Lake in '35 In 1935 Jack came to Clear Lake where he has remained ever since while declining many chances for promotion. Stevens ranks 4th in years of service among the 52 men in his field. He's worked under 6 governors, 26 conservation commissioners and 6 directors. "We have better than average fishing and hunting here so why should I leave for a few extra dollars and added headaches," he surmised. During the war he covered 4 counties. There are at present 9 lake territories with only one county in each. The other officers are supposed to have 2 counties each though some supervise 3. We arrived at Stevens at 9 a. m., which we thought to be a fairly respectable time to commence the day. However, we found the warden had been about JACK STEVENS —13th Year at Lake Globe-Gaxette photos by Sorlien PART OF THE DUTIES—Upper photo shows the large group of Ventura high schoolers and members of the Ventura Commercial club who turned put for a big tree planting session in co-operation with the state conservation commission this spring. In the lower, Verl Holmes, left, lake patrolman, and Jack Stevens, conservation officer, are on patrol duty in the new state-owned Chris Craft. things, aid in making out questionnaires, sent from Des Moines with some degree of accuracy. At one of several farmhouse stops inquiry was made aboul shooting in the vicinity lately and at another regarding seiners who were reported to be taking game fish now and then along with minnows. One farmer had written in asking to keep a baby raccoon for his little boy but he was advised that it's illegal' to take any protected game bird or animal from the wild except during open season. He said he knew where a nes of young were apparently untended. Stevens said that seldom, are wild birds or animals lost. Their mother is usually nearby in hiding watching her young and will come to their aid if not molested by man. They seldom survive long in captivity, he warned. We inspected a bayou where in dry years fish have become landlocked occasionally. Everything seemed in order at this time. At Clear Lake and other points fishing licenses were distributed to depositories. Bass Pond Going Out A visit to the Clear Lake bass pond was made for a fish and pheasant probably investigation, the last year This is for the t „ .- J \J i. \J k/Q "~* A.7 l,ilV. J.1.L.-IL. J L.U1. ^.\Jf- tltlW his business at his residence ad- Q0nd v/ i-.i c h j s about 20 acres in Bound to Jury for Drunken Driving Roger S. Bohnsack, 29, 614J Jefferson S. W., waived preliminary hearing Saturday and was bound to the grand jury on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. The case was heard in municipal police court before Verne Mettler, acting police judge. Bohnsack was arrested by Mason City police at 1:30 a. m., Saturday when his auto was observed proceeding down the street weaving from one Fide to the other, police said. Olaf V. Elliott, Bristow, who was riding with Bohnsack, forfeited a $10 bond for intoxication. jacent to the Clear Lake state park since 4 a. m. At that time 2 fishermen had rung the doorbell to buy licenses. They also received a copy of the laws and visited while they checked the large frame map of Clear Lake water depths which hangs in the warden's office. Jack was back for a brief snooze until 5 a. m., when campers called to borrow a coffee pot. By this time he decided to sound reveille, a man called regarding a pilot's license and another about a number for his speed boat and a dock permit. The first call was referred to Verne Petersen, state boat inspector who gives pilots examinations, and the other to Verl Holmes, lake patrolman, who has charge of boat and dock matters on the lake. Keeps Pheasant Count We began the tour of duty at 9:30 a, m., which is little later than customary we were informed. Checking fishing licenses was a regular item on the trip amidst routine business. Another project was the daily pheasant count which Stevens keeps to get an idea of the number of pheasants in the county, the broods and nests. As we went along the rivers, streams and lakes we were continually looking for the various wildlife signs which, among other area, 10 of which are marsh and water. It is believed that it is too expensive to operate and the state is now going for smaller ponds or a series of ponds so that fish can be segregated desirably. The larger ponds present to many problems of cannibalism and vegetation. Stevens pointed out that pan fish which include bluegills, crappies and perch, had done well in the pond as had bass but walleyes have not. From 35,000,000 to 50,000,000 walleye fryc are stocked in Clear Lake each year from the Clear Lake hatchery. The commission stocks the lakes and streams of the county annually with several thousand adult black bass, crappies, perch, catfish and bullheads. Yellow Just Came Normally fish are put in the bass pond in the spring and taken out in the fa!!. Yellow bass were not intentionally slocked here but it is assumed they came with rescue fish. They are prolific once they get started and take up some of the fisherman's slack during the heat of summer. Carp are, of course, the big problem. They are more prolific than other fish and can live where others Stevens * explained NEWS of RECORD Realty Transfers Bebb«, r. a.. U M*B«« L. KjMwitM and Ver» H. Hahn »1 <WD) Lt4. Blk.l Fall-view Add. MCI. March S. 19». Day, JannU Fal»el« »nd Harry L J»»y to A. N. Doirsa »1 (QCD) L7, Btk.ll in Replat. »f US, 7, 8, Blk.T, all BlkJ etc IB Parker 1 * Srd Add. MCI. J»ly •, 1918. Bel*, Raymond A. and Jeuie •. U Alfred S. Ingebretion »1 (WD) US, 7, and S Blk. 7 Kn*pp'» first Add. t« TB*rmUa. June ZS, IMS. Baiter, O. A., etal., *o David and Mart* P. FUher U (WD) IA, 6. 12, IS and 14 ReynoUi Add. to MCI. Bet. 17, 1M4. Harden, K. J., and Nadlne, t» Jameg K. and Marvel B. Gllroth |1 (WD) part •( Lot* 6 and 8 Blk.* Original Plat of CL. June 8, 1948. Fisher, David and Marie P., U Clark A. Tuttle, Sr., and Helen Tattle jt. ten. |1 (WD) LI, 5. 6, 12, 13 and 11, Reynolds' Add MC. Sept. 13, IMS. Marriage Licenses Donald J. Saxanovlch, 24, and Kathe- Icen I. Johnion, 19, both of Mason .City; Robert Reents, 22, Rochester, and Donna Bronseth, 19, Mantorville, Minn.; Robert L. Ludulf. 20. and Elizabeth Ann Bendt, 20, both of Clear Lake; Roy A. Davli, 20, Ventura, and Bettle A. Voiding, 18, Mason City. New Car Sales C. C. Cook, Clear Lake, Hudson; Ken* neth and Nettle Uaynes, 912 Jefferson N. W., Buick; H. A. OT-eary, 525 E. State; Buick; Mrs. Evald Jensen, 1425 N. Federal, Mercury. Divorces Filed They are bottom feeders and eat food that game fish feed on. We drove up along the Winnebago river towards Fertile to- investigate a fishing complaint and make further pheasant census. Enroute back to the lake, state lands were observed for noxious weeds to aid in directing the state weed spraying units when they come in the vicinity. Fencing conditions around state-owned areas were inspected to see that cattle were not being allowed to graze and destroy valuable nesting cover for ducks, pheasants ancl other forms of wild life. Has BiReest Attendance Caretakers were contacted both Mclntosh Woods and Clear Lake state park. The Clear Lake park had an attendance of 150,000 last year. It covers 27 acres and has the biggest attendance per acre of any park in the state, Stevens noted. Over in the Ventura marsh area several residents were contacted and checks made of duck nesting activities. Our pheasant expedition extended clear to the Howard Sor- erison farm, 10 miles south and 3 west of Clear Lake. Farmers Aid Some 50 farmers in Cerro Gordo county are being sent questionnaires by the state conservation commission asking for pheasant information on their farms. After this hurried trip with Jack we returned to Bayside in early afternoon and met Verl Holmes, the lake patrolman, and worked from the state patrol's sleek new Chris Craft checking fishing boats and docks. Holmes said he and Keith Krause of Mason City, district health engineer, have been working on the problem of lake pollution. Holmes stated that a large amount of pollution is going into.the lake causing offensive odors and floating vegetation especially during the months of July, August and September. A survey is underway and a report is to be made to the state dapartment of health as to the existing situation at Clear Lake. Afer the aqua whirl with Holmes we concluded our junket to Stevens' knotty pine basement which is covered with trademarks of an outdoorsman. We queried him on the many achievements made by the commission, assisted by local groups Herman P. Funk aralnit Florence Tank on grounds of cruelty. Permission Is asked for her to resume her former name ot Florence Ward. No children. Married at Bint Earth, Minn., July 11, 1917. Separated Aug. 11, 1917. Loin Willcox against Harry G. Willcoi on grounds of cruelty. She asks custody of a child. Married at Iowa City Jan. 10, 19JO. Separated July 2, 1948. WORK AT BASS POND—Duane Huey, left, superintendent of the Clear Lake fish hatchery, and Sam Arnold are getting ready to send these minnies on their way to win a fisherman's heart. After seining at the bass pond they are taken in a specially rigged truck to the lake. Divorces Granted Michael Strait divorced from Florence Strait on grounds of cruelly. Granted by default. No children. Lois Willcox divorced from Harry G. Willcox on grounds of cruelty. She l» glreu custody of a child and he l« to pay SI a week support. She Is given permission to resume her maiden name of Lots Harriott. Herman P. Funk divorced from Florence Funk on, grounds of cruelty. She Is given permission to resume her maiden name of Florence Ward. Granted by default. BARTON RITES HELD Algona—Funeral services were held Friday for Ray Barton, 66. who dropped dead Monday as he stepped from his car at Interlaken park near Fairmont, Minn. He had gone there with a group of relatives to have a family picnic dinner. Rites were held in the Baptist church with the Rev. R. F. Kittrell officiating. Burial was in Riverview cemetery. Arrangements were by McCulloughs. Ireland's ancient peat bogs have yielded fuel for centuries. TOT and TEEN SHOP NEWS We offer some fine bargains on our Clearance Table. Broken sizes and small quantities in swim ts at $1; knit creepers and suits t $1.98; white anklets in sizes 0 to 12 at 39c; boys' shorts, size large, 39c; knit training pants at 39c; boys' coveralls, sizes 4 to 8, at $1.98; polo shirts at $1. Now we have the famous Hamilton play pens of smoothly finished natural hardwood, sturdily constructed, trimmed with colored beads. A new improvement Is the height of the floor which is 10 inches from room floor level. Easily folded to move or store. $16.95. Plastic coated play p«n pads in nursery patterns, draft proof at $6.95. These are easily cleaned with a damp cloth. Ship & Shore blouses of white rayon crepe, short sleeves, sizes 7 to 14, one breast pocket, Peter Pan collar, 92.75. These have just arrived. Boys' Stan Togs plain boxer shorts with printed cowboy shirts, regular $2.50 value, special at $1.98. Sizes 3 to 8. California Swim Suits for girls are of printed satin Lastex in beautiful style and colors. Sizes 8 to 14 at $4,98. Sizes 3 to 6 at $3.50. Boys' cotton Jacquard and plain wool swim trunks, sizes 2 to 6, $1.98. Boys' gabardine trunks, sizes 2 to 6, at $1.75. Now we have Taylor Tots — so hard to get — buy yours now! De Luxe model at $9.50; Super De Luxe model, $12.50. Also the new aluminum Folda-Rola at $16.95. TIME OUT FOR A LICENSE CHECK—One of. the jobs which keeps Jack Stevens busiest this time of year is checking fishing licenses. Here he's shown on one of Clear Lake's public docks giving M. L. Righter,*Jr., 818 Connecticut N. E., an okay. Others seen in the picture are Max Clausen, Clear Lake, who is working for the biological section of the fish and game department; G. E. McEldoon, 409 1st S. W.; Clarence Walters of Alexandria (with straw hat); Joe Kaduce of Meservey (Frank Buck hat); Harry Morgan of Manly, Herman Kaduce of Meservey and Verl Holmes, lake patrolman. and individuals in this territory, 1 the past few years. Much Construction Construction work has included the stone retaining wall at the foot of Main street in Clear Lake; a high head dam and 4 low head darns on the Shellrock river between Plymouth and Rock Falls; the rock shelter house and annex at the Clear Lake state park and the control structure at Eagle Lake in Hancock county. Purchases for expanded outdoor enjoyment have been the Ventura marsh area of more than 600 acres; Mclntosh Woods of 60 acres, J mile of shoreline on Clear Lake's north shore and 3 acres of lake shore property adjacent to Willow Inn, i mile east of Ventura. Trees Important More than 50,000 trees of several varieties have been planted in Cerro Gordo county in the last 10 years in cn-operation with organizations and individuals. They have been made for game cover and erosion control. The most recent planting \vas made by pupils of Ventura high school and the Ventura Commercial club. The Rockwell fish and game club and a number of state and federal agencies have made plantings and many farmei's in the territory have planted game cover pockets when they were available. Rod and Gun Club Makes Game In each of the last 2 years young pheasants have been reared and released in the county by the North Central Iowa Rod and Gun club. On 4 occasions the state has stocked Cerro Gordo county with adult birds. Many of these projects are in addition to the regular routine of conservation activities which^ are carried on in a lake territory. Jack leaned back in his chair casually and related that our hunting and fishing population in the United States has increased from 12 to 25 million in 10 years which calls for a concerted, weli rounded and long term program. In Cerro Gordo county alone there were $22,000 worth of hunting and fishing licenses sold in 1947. The record shows that Jack has participated in 1,209 fish and game cases, has personally arrested and received convictions in 648 and 86 cases apprehended by him were turned over to others for prosecution. He has also had 28 jury cases. Yiolations Down "Fish and game violations are rapidly decreasing in Iowa, however," the warden stated. "Sportsmen are learning that fish and game belong to them and if they violate thn laws of conservation they are taking that which belongs to someone else. This someone could be their very besi friend or even their son or daughter." But while willful violations have dropped, the conservation commission has become increasingly concerned with the "wise use of natural resources for the benefit of all mankind." "With the great Increase in the number of hunters and fishermen it is doubtful that the present fisl and game facilities for reproduction will be able to keep up with demand," Stevens declared. "It takes hundreds oi years to pro~ Births Reported <At Mercy Hospital)—Daughter to Mr. and Airs. Orville Stlnehart, Clear Lake, Friday. Son of Mr. and Mri. Richard Wonsrao*, Thornton, Friday. Daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Rich&rd Skcne, Ventura, Saturday. (At Park Hospital)—Daughter to Mr. and Mrs. LaVern R. Douglas, 2S3 Kentucky S. E., Thnr»day. Daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Harold E. Boltcher, Grafton, Friday. duce an inch of topsoil but we can ruin or lose it in a few years if improperly managed. It takes from 10 to 50 years to grow a tree but we can cut it down in 10 minutes. These things are worth considering before we act." As Billie Sunday once wrote, with tons of information as proof, "if it were not for the wild birds and animals we would all starve or be eaten within 2 yenrs." Fire Co//s At 1:24 p. m., Friday to front of 104 Delaware N. E.. to wash cream *»nt of street. Britt Mother of 6 Files for Divorce Garner — Elizabeth M. Seifert this week filed a petition in the Hancock county district court in which she seeks a divorce from Floyd Seifert. The couple was married at Garner Oct. 11, 1926. There are 6 children. Plaintiff alleges cruel and inhuman treatment in her petition and asks for care and custody of the children and or a temporary injunction retraining the defendant from com- ng to the plaintiff's home in Britt The continent of Africa is 5,000 miles from north to south. Police Court Overtime Parkinr—Al Moe, 1002 First S. W.; Mrs. \V. B. McGrane, 327 Maryland S. E., and F. W. Wendland, 1412 Adams N. W., each forfeited $1 bond. Intoxication—Frank Cole, 1830 Delaware Jn". E., and "Wilbur Boy ens. Perry, each fined $10. Olaf V. Elliott, Bristow; Wayne Kiddle, Nerada, and Omar Olson, Belmond, each forfeited S10 bond. Assault and Battery—Charles D. Morse, Jr., city, sentenced to 5 days in jail. Disorderly Conduct—James W. Llndsey, 811 S. Federal, sentenced to 30 days In Jail. Clear Lake Courts Michael Moorhead, Mason City, no operator's license, $5 and costs. Milton Young-, Clear Lake, passing stop $5 and costs. INFANT DIES Whittemore—Richard Lee Jergens, 14 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. James Jergens, died Thursday morning from a gastrointestinal attack aggravated by the heat. The child had been ill only a short time. Surviving are his parents and an infant brother. Burial was made Friday afternoon in St. Michael's cemetery. WEIL BE CLOSED ALL NEXT WEEK The DeWiide Auto Service will be Closed For One Week, July 12 to 17, so we can take our vacations. DeWiide Auto Service 15 4th Street N. E. Phone 1848 LYONS/

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