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FILL INSPECT IKOBOJI IN PARK PLAN | By OTTO KNAUTH The Iowa Conservation Com- 'mission voted Wednesday to make a field inspection of proposed improvements at Gull Point State Park after hearing objections from several organizations in the area. Gull Point, on a peninsula jutting from the west shore of West Lake Okoboji, presently covers «4 acres and is one of the most crowded parks in the entire state park system during the summer. As many as 2,700 campers in motor homes and tents have crowded into the park's 55 camping spaces on a Fourth of July weekend, commission figures show. The park has deteriorated from overuse to the point where legislators have called it a disgrace. Purchased Acreage Two years ago, the commission purchased an adjacent 100- acre Boy Scout camp to add to the park and hired Iowa City architects Hansen Lind Meyer to prepare a master plan lor developing the park. The plan calls for 217 individual, numbered camping spaces, some 500 picnic units, an enlarged swimming beach, lodge facilities and finally, a dredged- out marina capable of accommodating 40 powerboats. It was this last item that has aroused the opposition of various organizations in the lakes area. As proposed, the marina would utilize a system of canals and marshes that was established some 75 years ago and since has grown into a natural waterway. "This Is an extremely fine marsh area," Earl Rose, president of the Okoboji Protective Association, told the commission. "It is almost like a cypress swamp in Louisiana." He said the association was opposed to establishing any marina, saying it would only add another burden to an already overcrowded lake. . _ "West Okoboji has, in our opinion, about reached its absorptive capacity for boating, Thurt., Aug. 28,1978 • DtS MdlNES REGISTER / 11 WlfttPHOTO (AP) Look who's coming to lunch Betty Ford, the wife of the President, and daughter, Susan, cbat with British actor Peter Sellers while waiting for lunch at a sidewalk cafe In Vail, Colo., Wednesday. The Pint Lady and Susan leave Vail today to return to Washington, but Sellers will take pictures of Susan before they depart. A noted photographer, Sellers recently photographed the Queen Mother of England. Fair to preserve, display Ford's $2 admission fee .heir own into fair accounts to make up for the President's ind governor's admissions to be sure the books balance, Fulk said. by LOt USE SWARTZWALDER The $2 President Ford paid to get into the Iowa State Fair Aug. 18 won't go into the fair bodrd s coffers. It will be pre. served as a memento of (he presidential visit. The two "badly wrinkled" $1 bills Mr. Ford paid for admission probably will be encased in plastic and put on display somewhere on the fairgrounds, Fair Board Secretary Kenneth Fulk said Wednesday. Time Capsule The bills have been resting on Fulk's desk since the President's visit r and already have attracted .attention from a number of persons "who just want to touch them," sad Fulk. When President Dwight D. Eisenhower visited the fair in 1954 — the last presidential appearance at the event — fair officials kept his admission money and buried it in a time capsule under a statue south of the Administration Building. Mr. Ford's dollars, like the Eisenhower money to be dug up in 2054, will increase in value over the years, Fulk said. Fulk said he has received letters from several lowans who asked why Mr. Ford had to pay to enter the fair. Several sent checks and volunteered to pay water skiing and related aquatic activities," Ron said. "Commercial Campground" Duane Hansen, mayor of the town of Wahpeton, which immediately adjoins the park, said the town also objects to the marina proposal. The proposed master plan would "convert this area into nothing more than a commercial campground," he said. He proposed instead that more emphasis be placed on hiking trails, nature trails and the like in the enlarged park. This proposal also was supported by the Dickinson County chapter of the Izaak Walton League. "There appears to be no way to satisfy the total user demand placed upon the area," no matter how much the park is enlarged, said Louis Rank, a member of the chapter. In defense of the marina, John Stokes, chief of lands and waters for the Conservation Conservation unit prodded on contested river areas The Iowa Conservation Commission needs to act immediately if it is to ensure ownership of 33 contested areas along the Missouri River, Gerald Jauron, state waters supervisor, warned the commission Wednesday. The areas, many of them islands and some lakes, were left when the Army Corps of Engineers straightened the river channel in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Some are several thousand acres and are worth as much as $250,000, Jauron said. All have been the subject of litigation in federal court, he said, where Iowa has been represented by attorney Mike Murray of Logan. But recently, Jauron said, Murray has been unable to pursue many of the cases because of illness. And another attor- n°y, Jack Peters of Council Bluffs, has not been very active, Jauron said. Letter to Turner "There is great urgency in getting something done on this," Commissioner Marian Pike of Whiting said. She suggested the commission write to Atty. Gen. Richard Turner, ur- ing him to get action. The other commissioners agreed. In other matters, the commission at its August meeting at commission headquarters here, increased subscription rates for its monthly magazine, "The Iowa Conservationist." The new rates are $2 for one WAIT DHNIr • IAMH 1W MOUND WHO THOU0HTM WAI AIACCOON 7 fM CONTINUOUS THiATMUM, 1536 E. Grand 7i I *, ft M MIMA milUND I AA*J« gA AM QMAM SHABM FUNNY LADY HOLIDAYS^ year; $3 for, two years and $5 for four years, effective Jan. 1. The current rates are $1 for one year, $2 for-two years and $3.50 for four years. Rezoning Request The commission also approved a request by Iowa Public Service Co.'s Sioux City electric utility, to rezone to heavy industrial some land ad- j a c e n t to the state-owned Browns Lake in Woodbury County. The utility wants to construct a unit at its Neal Generating Station on the land. Commission approval of the request was made contingent 1 on the utility providing water for Browns Lake and the state's Winnebago-Snyder Bend recreation complex. The commission also agreed to participate in the "Green Thumb Program" which would create jobs for senior citizens in "horticulture-related fields." The Legislature appropriated $250,000 for the program. Other state organizations participating are the Commission on Aging and the Governor's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped, The program would end June 30,1976. — Otto Knautb 'You gollit ••• LI ulflllment •••• MINI I 41lf.l9«M*t«XXX UtTlmtlnMM-VfMl! ••*•«•• WOM AN GOTHIC IT ON Commission, pointed out that $104,<)PO in taxes on marine fuel already has been set aside for the park and that boaters would want to be reimbursed for taxes they've paid if no boating- facility la built with the money. "Need Place" "Transient boaters from Fort Dodge, Dea Moines and other places need a place where they rent space for their boats while they are at the lakes," said Roy Downing, head of the commission's waters section. As for increasing use of the lake, Downing contended there had been no protests when developers had built a 500-unit condominium at the lake. "What you are saying is that the lake belongs to everybody," commented commission Chairman John Link of Burlington. . The commission tentatively decided to tour the park area on Sept. 13, before members act on the master plan. No one home at the CIA PHILADELPHIA, PA. - Depending on your feelings about the CIA, this news may either be disturbing or relieving. The news is that there is no one home at the Philadelphia office of the CIA. When you call the local office of the CIA, a recorded message says, "This is the Central Intelligence Agency ... and due to other commitments there will not be a representative in this office until Tuesday, Sept. 2." SIX HOURS OF FUN, SUN, AND ROCK-AND-ROLL '. '•• •''. ' • • .'•: '• . ' BMch leyi — Jan A 0«an — Door* — MonkMt — Moma Dylan — 3th Dinrwmlon — Turtlti — Jacklr DtShann Jonl MitchtH — Th* Eaglet — 3 Dog Night — Nancy Dino, D«»i & Billy — Nancy Sinatra — Linda Ronit Harry Million — Dylan — Jan & Own — Doors — Man Archin — 3 Dog Night — Chw — Rick N.lton — N«i THEY'Rl ALL ABOARD. . . "THE CALIFORNIA SPECIAL" Saturday 6PM- Mldnite ROCKIN''STEREO Sunday Noon- 6P.M. Charlie's Showplace Now Playing "STAR-SPANGLED GIRL" by Nell Simon An all-American comedy whh lonnte Ltt.Tom Mllllpn It Ron Danielton Wfdnttday thru Sunday For Reservations: 282-5181 CHARLIE'S SNOWPUCE • 5th ind University Informal and Fun Dinner Theatre HERE COMES PETER, IN 7 975'5 'MADDEST"COMEDY SENSATION! #5T^ BLOTTER _ ' FILMS present - THE BOULTIN6 BROTHERS also starring Stays ••Sffi'JSS Starts Tomorrow! FLEUR 1 LAUGH'N LAUGH'N lond LAUGH! 1 SIERRA 1 the President's admission, but all the money was returned, Fulk said. One person wrote, saying he agreed that the President should pay admission. The writer, however, suggested Mr. Ford should also have paid for parking; and sent $1 to cover that expense. Ray Paid, Too Fulk said he was told that Mr. Ford originally intended to pay with a $2 bill, but that someone forgot to get that mon ey to the President. Fulk said he doesn't know whether Mr Ford fished into his pocket for the $2, or whether an aide ac tually furnished it. Gov. Robert Ray paid for his admission with a $2 bill am tnat money also will be saved Fulk said. He said he has not made a final decision on the type of display for Mr. Ford's $2, and he said he welcomes suggestion from lowans who has ideas for a fitting way to preserve the money. Fail o'f'nals will put $4 of - -,-s- CANT. ls» MOW. . . lit RUNI •!:«>• «*MlB MB«4SJ%ftl VI »«»« _ . ** • ••ANDATUiM*** LAjgniCANHERO" STARLITE NOW...CAR.IIIS 111 PIS MOINES SHOWING! „ t£iS'TUNAOt MILKMAID 1"RUN. . . ATBOTHI TOMVAT7iMtMt WAKONDA WE5T-VUE OHM 7.10 • CART, till • "MIN" 1:10 THE MOST INCffiOIILE ENDING OF ANY MOTION PICTURE EVERI UK Kill's MUNI AT "THE DEVIL'S RAIN" nj tl«»NtIONII(LI«U.C010ll I*^ nUI. . .*TOW¥I-WOMl¥— S.E.I4+H. P/Uvt m « 28i> I It I OHN7iW TOGETHER. ON ONE PROGRAM! • »:OOU1:40» MILLION DM.IM FOU-NII NEVEIHHOOUTI COUER GIRL mODEliS THE STUDENT IODY ALWAYS SCORES WITH. . . Italy Communists n gain of 180,000 ROME, ITALY (AP) - The [falian Communist party said Wednesday it recruited 150,000 new card-carrying members so 'ar this year, the highest number in is years. The party, the argest Marxist organization in Western Europe, put the total of its members at 1,715,922. Contain fire in California PIRU, CALIF. (AP) -.-.- Fire fighters, aided by an effective aerial assault and some rain, contained a 1,300-acre fire that had burned out of control in the Los Padres National Forest for four days, A Forest Service spokesman said the fire line was completed in steep, rocky terrain at the northwest end of the fire-blackened area of eastern Ventura County, north of Los Angeles. He said control of the fire was expected Wednesday night or today. MUtTINQTONMHT • 7:00-1:19P.M. 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