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Even though 1965 is half gone, it is not our purpose to hurry things any more than need be by mentioning ducks and duck hunting. From the Colorado Game, Fish & Parks Department comes this bit of information, that a banded red' head duck reached the ripe age of 16 before it got clobbered last hunting season. They quote New Mexico sources as saying that computers at the Migratory Bird Population Center at Laurel, Md., have confirmed that the leg band on the ancient wizard at dodging hunters was put on at the Delta Research Station in Manitoba in 1948. Of .course, for several of those years redheads and canvasback ducks were on the protected lists, but the duck's feat in just living 16 years is quite something. It must have been a chewy morsel on the table, something like a sun-baked saddle. And while on ducks, reports from Ducks Unlimited indicate that June was a month of heavy and widespread rain throughout the duck breeding areas of western Canada. April and May rainfalls in Saskatchewan and Manitoba were the most in the last 10 years. This, DU says, indicates former marginal areas have greatly improved as potential nesting and duck production areas. They temper their optimism by saying breeding population available to exploit the abundant, good habitat across western Canada is somewhat disappointing. One thing alone is sure. If the Fish and Wildlife survey upcoming late this month is a gloomy one they will have to blame something other than lack of moisture in the Canadian "duck factories." * * * The boating fraternity of the nation is observing Safe Boating Week July 4-10. Locally, the Raeine Power Squadron takes this time to announce the start Sept. 20 of free Piloting courses sponsored by the squadron. There are a lot of shotguns out for speedboaters and water skiiers and all too unfairly in many instances. Of course, there are always the yahoos who act without sense in boating, just as there were in the sports of hunting and fishing. The sport of boating and its attendant sport, water skiing, are here to stay. It has been found that attempts to legislate them into a comer or out of existence will not work. Most states, including Wisconsin, are in the process of working out suitable legislation that will be fair, not vindictive. The boating fraternity is doing much to lay out suitable ground (or water) rules to govern i t s responsible members. With help from the Coast Guard, the Coast Guard Auxiliary and organizations like the Racine Power Squadron, an all-civilian outfit, everything possible is being done to make boat owners better pilots, better operators and, in the process, .better sportsmen. * *- * The boating crowd is sometimes the victim of some half truths. Not long ago we heard someone state flatly that boating fa- SPORTSMAN'S THE FIRST GUN WHEN A YOUNGSTER WANTS HIS FIRST EUN~WHBTHER FOR CHRISTA^AS OR NOT;, IT NEEP HOT CAUSE UNDUE IVORRX FOR HIS PARENTS OR GUARDIANS, FOR THEV TOO MAY SHARE THE FUN AND SKILLS THEREFROM. so IVRITE SPORTSMEN'S SERVICE BUREAU, 107S POST ROAD;, RIVERSIDE7 CONNECTICUT? FOR FREE, INFORMATIVE BOOKLET, *\HHtir EVER/ mREMT SHOULD KNOML* unn talities had increased in 1964. This is true, of course. How ever what was left unmentioned was the fact that while boating fatalities were at the same ratio in 1964 the number of registered boats in the nation had increased 8 per cent. In inverse ratio, boating injuries declined in 1964 from 1963. The annual Coast Guard report indicates that there were 1,192 deaths due to boating accidents in the nation last year. Of this number, 40 per cent or some 476 involved vessels dutside the numbering provisions of the Federal Boating Act of 1958. This included rowboats, canoes, sailboats, rafts and other small craft. In the year 1964 the numbering of boats under the act increased to an all-time high of 3,763,469 boats, up more than three quarters of a million above the 1963 figure. Against this 8 per cent in crease in boats, there was a 2.5 per cent increase in injuries. Major cause of deaths in boating accidents was , capsizing, taking 43 per cent of the lives lost in boat accidents. * * • We have seen a number of small rabbits the past week, more than in recent years, it would seem. Unfortunately, most of these fluffy little bunnies have been seen looking over the menu in gardens on the east side of Burlington. Out on big, sprawling, abandoned Bong Base we have seen very few of the breed. But then, if we were a rabbit we too would probably prefer a domestic garden to the wild, wild flora that grows unmolested at Bong. Speaking' of wild flora (plant life to us poolhall alumni) Bong has some interesting trees in spots. Around the old Rhodes homestead there are a number of trees that are not exactly native to this area or climate. One is most in- tresting, probably 30-40 feet tall and a foot and one half or so in diameter. We have discussed and viewed it with amateur botanists, and consultation with books on trees would indicate it might be an English larch. At least it most closely resembles the larch. The larch is a tamarack, but this sure is the biggest tamarack in these parts. Near it is a vine of a type we have never seen before, even in long-gone botany classes. We must capture a specimen of it and have one of our sharp field friends identify it for us. Scattered around the base, where there once were homes and the land has not been torn up, are also strawberry, raspberry and grape plants that have just about gone native now. If anyone wants to see what the countryside would look like if the inhabitants moved out almost a decade ago, they can get an idea on the undisturbed portions of the base. Girl Wins AAA Event COLUMBUS, Ohio Marie Mulder, 15, from Sacramento, Calif., outlasted de^fending champion Sandra Knott to win the 880-yard run at the National AAU Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships Saturday night. The California girl, who has 2:10.2 national woman's half-mile record pending, finished in 2:11.1, holding off a finishing spurt by Miss Knott, 27, a Cleveland nurse. In the 100-yard dash, Wyomia Tyus of Tennessee State iwon in 10.5, tying the U. S. women's record she shares with teammate Edith McGuire. Lynn Graham, Girl's Division shot put and discus champion, broke the women's shot title with a toss of 47 feet, 7 inches. FILIPINO WINS MANILA — (i?) — Al Diaz, leading Philippine flyweight contender, stopped Hee Sou Kang, the South Korean I champion, in the eighth round of a 10-round bout Saturday night. Each weighed 114 pounds. Sunday, July A, 1965 RACINE SUNDAY BULLETIN 'Safe Boating Week' Nears National Safe Boating week, being observed from July 4 through July 10, is a good time for boaters to take stock of their safety equipment. Shown here are the items which are recommended for all small boats: (I) proper running lights, (2) life jackets for everyone aboard, or (3) buoyant seat cushions, <4) anchor and line, (5) bilge pump, (6) distress signal kit, (7) first aid kit, (8) compass, (9) air horn, (10) fire extinguisher, <11) at least 50 feet of extra line, and (12) lantern. —AP Wirephoto Pheasant-Rearing Plan Clicks With the slogan "Safe Boating Is More Fun," National Safe Boating Week will be observed this week, July 4-10. Boating, one of the fastest growing of ail outdoor sports, can be a deadly business or a most pleasant one, depending one the behavior and the performance of the thousands of newcomers to the sport. With this in mind, the Racine Power Squadron takes the occasion of National Safe Boating Week to announce formation of classes in safe boating that the Squadron will run starting Sept. 20. Details and hours will be announced later. The Racine Squadron, with Andrew E. Vassh as commander, is an affiliate of the United States Power Squadrons, a national non-profit educational organization which was founded in 1914. William H. BJaesing is public relations officer for the 46-member Racine Squadron. This will mark the 50th year the free Piloting Course will be taught by the affiliates of the U.S. Power Squadron. The 12-course evening lessons include such items as safety afloat, seamanship, aids to navigation, charts and piloting, mariner's compass, government regulations, rules of the road and small boat handling. Joining in the observance of Safe Boating Week nationally are the U.S. Coast Guard, the Coast Guard Auxiliary, Outboard Boating Club of America and numerous individual boating organizations. From all the organizations comes the word that boating rules and regulations are not made to lessen the boater's fun, but rather to increase it, by making the sport safer and more pleasant. HAIL TO ALL 3D NEW YORK — (JP) —Haiil To All, winner of the Belmont Stakes and Jersey Derby, found the one mile of the $56,400 Saranac Handicap too short for his patented stretch charge Saturday and wound up third as La Cima hit the finish line in the sizzling time of 1:34 2-5. A lot of hard work and determination to continue their pheasant-rearing program is going to result in some added pheasants in the field this fall, the Racine County Con servation League sure When fire Three members of the Racine County Conservation League put finishing touches to the club's new pheasant rearing pen on the Frank Funk farm on Wood Road. From left are Larry Estep, 2522 Maple Grove Ave., John Taylor, 1829 Roe Ave., chairman of the project, and Maurice Overberg, 1015 Arthur Ave. The club's old rearing pens burned down. 8 Men Better 4-Minute Mile in Same Race LONDON—(/?»)—Eight men bettered four minutes in a special invitation mile at White City Stadium Saturday won byJosefOdlozilof Czechoslovakia in 3 minutes 56.8 seconds. Peter Snell of New Zealand, the Olympic 800 and 1500 meter champion, finished seventh in 3:59.7 and lost his fifth straight, Michael Davis of New Zealand was second, a foot behind the Czech in 3:56.9. John Whetton of Britain was third in 3:57.5 followed by Andy Green of Britain, 3:57.8, Tony'Harris of Britain, 3:59; John Boulter of Britain, 3:59.5, Snell and Bill McKim of Britain, 3:59.9. Snell holds the recognized world record of 3:54.1 but that mark was bettered by France's Michel Jazy, when he was clocked in 3:53.6 on June 9. has made club's rearing pens a couple of years ago on what is now destroyed the the Saunders Park parking lot, it looked dark for the future. The members kicked the situation around and decided to continue the rearing program. The initial need was for a location for the pens. A spot was found on the Frank Funk farm on Wood Road near the County Line Road. Arrangements were made for the use of the land, the next item was material. Someone discovered that they could pick up a lot of electric line poles from the North Shore Railroad. These were obtained, cut into post lengths and split. Members teamed up to set up the posts and string the wire. Last week several of the club members gathered to inaugurate the rearing pens as some 600 chicks, arrived from the Conservation Department for the brooder house on the Funk farm. Their next move will be to the rearing pens. The club's rearing program is a co-operative effort in con junction with the Conservation Department. When grown, the birds will be re leased with 40 per cent going to the Conservation Department for release'upon public hunting lands, the other 60 per cent to be released by club members on private lands which are open to hunting by the landowner's permission. Normally the 60 per cent would go to the club's own hunting preserve however the club does not have lands leased this year. John Taylor, 1829 Roe Ave., chairman of the project had much praise for the work of the members, particularly Ted Voss, who provided the equipment to take out the poles, cut them and was the "woodsman" in charge of splitting them into fence" posts. Polluted Waters Kill 18 Million Fish WASHINGTON — (JP) — Some 18.4 million fish died in 1964 from water pollution, the Public Health Service said Saturday. This was an increase of 10.5 million over the 1963 estimate, but the Service said part of the increase is caused by improved reporting practices by state agencies. According to the report, industrial pollution killed 12.7 million fish, municipal wastes killed 4.1 million, toxic substances from agricultural operations caused 1.5 million and pollution from transportation operations, 32,000. Forty states reported 486 instances of fish kills. None was reported from Alaska, Arizona, Delaware, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Vermont. The largest kill reported was some 7.8 million fish dead because of industrial pollution near new Miami, Ohio. The second largest, about 2 million fish, was attributed to pollution from the municipal sewerage system at Santa Barbara, Calif. The third largest, nearly 2 million fish, was attributed to mining activities near Slippeiy Rock, Pa. —Journal-Times Photos Wayne Overberg, 13, eyes a baby pheasant chick to be released on the Racine County Conservation League's new rearing pens on Wood Road. Silt from Lake Kills Million Muskie Fry JAMESTOWN, N.Y.—im- Silt from Chautauqua Lake has killed 1,000,000 muskellunge fry at a nearby state hatchery, Ray Norton, hatchery director, said. The silt came through water intake pumps. Frank Funk and his housekeeper, Mary Drummond, 5235 Wood Road, look over a brooder pen teeming with baby pheasant chicks, part of some 600 received from the Conservation Department. Colleges Sef Pro 'Guides' WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — (/P) —The C 0 11 e g i a te Commissioners Assn. approved a series of rules Saturday designed to serve as a guide to the relations between collegiate and pro football coaching staffs. • The guides actually are supplements to previous formal agreements between the major pro leagues and the National C ,0 11 e g i a te Athletic Assn. regarding the signing of collegiate athletes and other related matters. The major points in the guidelines provide that college coaches should provide the pros with player evaluations, information on spring practice dates and make available game films on a routine basis, but should do so on a non-discriminatory basis and should not accept any payment for such services. The pros, on the other hand, should not talk with a college athlete nor correspond with him except with the expressed approval of the player's athletic director. Maps Ready for Boaters Boaters from this area who are planning any junkets on the Mississippi River may obtain new navigation maps for the Dubuque and LaCrosse Pools, just put out by the Army Corps of Engineers. Pool 11 is the Dubuque Pool, Pool 7 the LaCrosse Pool. Prices are 75 cents per pool and they may be obtained from either the Rock Island or St. Paul Army Engineer Districts. They will not be available from the Chicago office of the Army Engineers. Addresses are the Rock Island Army Engineer District, Clock Tower Bldg., Rock Island, 111. 61202, and District Engineer, St. Paul Army Engineer District, 1217 U.S. Post Office, St. Paul, 55101. A check or money order to the Treasurer of United States should be enclosed. Campers, fishermen, boaters, hunters and others using the upper Mississippi will find these charts of interest. They are extremely clear, drawn to scale and shore lines are accurately shown. 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