The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on March 22, 1939 · Page 18
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 18

Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 22, 1939
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18 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 1939 WILDLIFE WEEK is a summons to all Americans, to join hands for the protection and the restoration of the resources that give us food and employment, as well as sport and recreation. Saved by Uncle Sam Hero of Tall Tales nnnH " *" ^"S ineer with marvelous skill in making ponds and houses. In a great many places the American land tt ffiftSS Small, Sporting, Savory The bluegill, "king of the sunfish." is popular from Minnesota to Expert in Excavating Stop and Think During W I L D L I F E W E E K MARCH 19 to 25 Education and legislation are the twin aims of the nation-wide alliance of organizations observing National Wildlife Week, March 19 to 25. Wildlife Week is a good time to stop and do a little thinking, and to take advantage of the opportunity to help the general movement for the conservation of what we have left. Theodore Roosevelt said "When topsoil goes, man goes." It is from the layer of fertile earth, averaging about 30 inches in depth, that all life on this planet gets its food. Green plants alone can perform the miracle of transforming minerals and sunshine into groceries, not alone for mankind, for all animals from the chickadee to the grizzly bear. Our capital wealth of soil, water, and wildlife has been criminally wasted. Wildlife Week originated with the National Wildlife Federation, an alliance of organizations concerned with natural resources. Sportsmen's clubs, Garden clubs, 4-H clubs and other youth organizations; farmers, business men, schools and churches are active in this rally on behalf of outdoor America. The Federation and its affiliates in the states sponsors the distribution' of Wildlife Poster stamps, 80 portraits of plants, trees, birds, mammals, and fish done by celebrated artists. Stamp returns are devoted to the support of a large number of local and notional organizations having conservation programs. The outstanding contribution of the National Wildlife Federation in the post year with the Pittman-Robertson act, returning to the states for wildlife restoration excise tax money from the sale of sporting arms and ammunition. The Federation's committee on education is at work assembling material for school books showing man's relationship to the resources, earth and water, the plant and animal life, v/hich have been recklessly wasted. The wood duck Is found in practically every part of the States where; there is suitable water and cover, and it n wherever it is found, laying its eggs in hollow tree" Nuts hd acorns are among its favorite foods Its unusuallv large 4yes enable lhe ,T°° d . duck '° " y lhrough thitk timber - even in toilfght The limits of % £°n£ S fVT 1 ^' SOUth " Winter ' fra TM t^e northern TM P Pmprf 1h . !h' fin ? " nf r ozen swamplands. Fifteen years ago it seemed that the wood duck was doomed. Under strict federal protection it has come back so as to be out of danger The maTe Th S *"h g P |u mage ^ one of 1he most beautiful o£ 111 waterfowl and F, ' ed J eai ' S a f°' Wood dueks were'Orst take lo England and Europe, and quickly made themselves at home *n Si-»na Not an Easy Mark The jachsnipe with its long bill, catches worms and insects in the bogs and marshes. Snipe escape their enemies by flying ^ a z£- A^X^^K £ snipe and ° f Good Neighbor Crimes-Against the Outdoors Slaughter of the forests/pollution of the streams, drainage of the natural reservoirs for the control of water tables, abuse of the grasslands and the grazing regions, destruction of marine and lake commercial fisheries are among man's crimes against the outdoors. £ t J?f -T £ I V s e °? ly America n swallow with a deeply- forked tail It has become the friend and neighbor of man because of its habit of nesting on beams inside barns. Cliff swallow? or cave swallows build their nests outside the barn. Twenty^three boll weevils have been taken from the stomach of a single barn swallow. This fragile-appearing little bird spends ite winters in the lesser Antilles, hundreds of miles off the coast of the uSted s Page is Sponsored by the Following Mason City Firms: DECKER BROS. Iowa's Largest Sporting Goods Company FIRST NATIONAL BANK Of Mason City, Iowa 70 Years of Sound Banking FRANK J . E N B U S K Certified Public Accountant ond Tax Counsellor GILDNERS Good Clothing for Men and Boys HUXTABLE DRUG CO. 116 South Federal Are. KEMBLFS GREENHOUSE "Say It V/ith Flowers" LYONS Cleaners--Launderers--Furriers MAJOR-RANDALL FUNERAL HOME "SUPERIOR" Ambulance Scrvico MARSHALL SWIFT, INC. Cleaners -- Furriers -- Uunderers SEARS ROEBUCK CO. 23-25-27 East State Street THOMAS MACHINE CO. 303 Second Street S. W. ZACK BROS. Electric Co. 302 Second Street S. VV. -

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