Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on August 11, 1938 · Page 10
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 10

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 11, 1938
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PAGE TWO KOSSUTH COUNTY ADVANCE. ALGONA. IOWA Algonian Author of Wildlife Pamphlet *«• • ,,,, i Lowe Writes of Wasted Efforts in Old Program The Advance is ploasoi! to present die following complete ex of a Pnnu>het recently printed by the Advance and issued b> Hie Icnvn Wildlife Federation as authored bv J U Lowe Al- sona president of the state federation. The matters discussed b\ Mi. Lowe are of vital concern in conservation work. This is "} 8 M, Pl i r nnM >"• :ll)prollrii>k> ilt tl»* "me with the observance of the 100th anniversary of admission of Iowa (is a territory In that short space of time wild life, then abundant, has practically (hsappeared. The prairies ami the woods have been taken over by farming, and much of the fanning has damaged the soil to an alarming degree. Mr. Lowe's observations follow THE NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION Organization of the General Wildlife Federation (name later changed to National Wildlife Federation) grew out of the dire necessity for unified action bv the scattered conservationists, the eleven million sportsmen who annually buy hunting and fishing licenses and the vast membership of the thirty-six thousand groups and organizations throughout the land interested in conservation. Included in the above were enough people so that if organized and so inclined they could turn a national , election and yet conservation remained the neglected stepchild tor the reason that these many people were not united on any single idea or purpose and there was no hason between the groups. On the call of the President of the United States J£ an n.- m !: e x? Ste i d P eople from over the continent attended the *irst North American Wildlife Conference held in Washington, D C, in February, 1936. The conference was sponsored by the. American Wildlife Institute which carried the burden of this highly successful meeting t«rt V meeting a temporary constitution was adop- w i'm efm i° r f y ° fficers Avere elected and the General Wildlife Federation was on its way, the proposal being then sent back to the states for ratification. Its obiec- tives and purposes were tersely summarized in Article II of the proposed constitution as follows: <r,,r "l a) i T ° ,°. r sanize a11 agencies, societies, clubs and individuals which are or should be interested in the res- n «fl d co , nse J7 ati011 of wildlife into a permanent, •£% ?Hnn T n purp , ose of securing adequate pub- Jtrnitimi HI I M O n o/M-ln n „ ,1 ,,„!,, » ., ,, . « *• values or wildlife re- (b) To develop a comprehensive program for the ad vancement, restoration and conservation of wildHfe (c) To present to the public such pertinent facts rife y con&buto to to?so the ^'""ion and con small but enthusiastic group of conservationists from ?I£ r J n ? A P e ™ ane »t organization was there perfected and a constitution adopted providing, briefly, for a State Federation within the General Wildl fe Federation^ to be governed largely by a board of nine directors one from each congressional district. A president, a vice-president and a secretary-treasurer were elected and nine di- is were named and the process of completing a per- state organization began. It was contemplated lirector would be responsible for organization his or her district and that each county would be organized within its proper district. nnoiY, 1 " 1 ^ t" 6 , ^wly adopted constitution the first annual meeting of the Iowa Wildlife Federation was held in Des Monies on December 8, 1937. Unfortunately severely this mle a Un er 've? d mr ^ ^ ^^ ^ »"endance at Twenty-se?fn^countiJs 1 we^e^-eported TrgSTK- lems of general interest were discussed and officers and directors elected for the ensuing year. 01 "cers ana Tt is generally felt by those who have been identified the movement in Iowa since 1936 that more intensive organization must be clone before the Federation can function effectively. Despite the fact that Iowa despe" ately needs an intelligent and forward-looking conserva- °v/,L 0 i r ^Vi ml deSP - ite the fUrther fact thatVur people ^ade conscious of that fact by such leaders as states in this ^^^a^^fli^ 1 ^ & W «toSZ nTgo'VwS ^i^S? aa .'!!v^ county chairman in every county of the state, one who win organize the county completely and then stand rpariv to spread the gospel of conservation and give.thealarm when clanger threatens. We then must have a director S every district who is ever awake and aleTanTwho w lS e oUhese"^ t™**} ****? °^™^°»- We hive sp/eidfdiv b«t p t e h 0 p p v e on * e ,^ now and tlle y are d °- bjjiLiiaiaiy, out tney are entirely too few As this is PURPOSE OF THE ORGANIZATION One hindrance to the organization work is the failure of many interested people to fully comprehend the set-UD . (d) To cooperate with other general wildlife f P d P H tions in other countries on this continent'' No elaboration upon these objectives' is «™. ,xss,; 'Si tsss ss-srs roups interp nvuas and Towa, we would not only have materially aided the national program but would have netted a. profit of $3,600.00 .for the Iowa Federation which could be employed to set up and maintain a permanent headquarters with secretary to give constant service to all affiliated groups and to assume the task of organization and contact now left to volunteers and too often neglected. As indicated, the stamp sale was an experiment. The method of sale and particularly the method of distribution was not well worked out. Many errors were made but most of them are amenable to correction. Some criticism of the idea has been voiced by those who prefer the collection of dues from individual members or from affiliated organizations but the majority of expressed opinion favors repetition of the sale next year. It is hoped that all interested persons will submit constructive criticism and suggestions for next years stamp sale with designation of the names of birds, mammals, trees or flowers as appropriate subjects for the stamps. CONSERVATION PROBLEMS IN IOWA The meetings, discussions, correspondence and contacts of the Iowa Wildlife Federation since the beginning of the _ organization reveal the presence of many acute conservation problems in Iowa demanding attention and the responsibility for the solution of which should be shared by every civic minded organization and individual in the state. Intellgent discussion and an exchange of ideas will inevitably lead to public enlightenment which is a prerequisite to any sound and enduring solution. To this end and in the light of the purpose of the federation as hereinbefore stated, a few of these problems are now briefly summarized as follows: . The State Conservation Commission. Conservationists know that Iowa was once in a state of complete contusion and chaos regarding the conservation and development ol her natural resources and the protection and in- ot her fish and game. A definitely corrective step ken. "however, some seven years ago by the estab- e Fish and Game Commission and the Iowa •itPlv n nv™ Commission which inaugurated, immediately a program so complete and far-reaching as to Dear to h* revolutionary but which proved to b tion . . search. ^^ ^ adequate appropriations for wildlife re- held in Baltimore in alone has therefor* been approximately $974 000 00 in one year and the Pittman-Robertson Act waa nnw ™ t thp mn-nv nrnior>tc fvih^^A v, A " •'**'*' Wd -B only one of lue many projects ratnered by the National Wildlife Fed THE IOWA WILDLIFE FEDERATION At the February 1936 meeting in Washington th attending from Iowa formed a volunteer committee for the organization of the Federation within the State of Iowa. This work proceeded by letters to and personal contact with those persons and groups within the state who were thought to be interested. It was, and still is a slow and arduous task. Funds for communication were not available. Names of groups and individuals interested were difficult to obtain but an effort was made to contact some one in every county of the state. Early in 1937 the committee issued a call for a state meeting which was held in Des Moines on February 26, 1937. At this date there were twenty-^wo counties in the state where some semblance of an organization had been Bet up. This meeting was attended by a comparatively _.-..^ — construction of a power dam in a certain or be t — — • -•• u «-r wv^LVHA.lj O/\j joy or the entire citizenry of the state effecOVe a tS°2 : n? er i 10d ° f yeai ' S ItS °P erati ™ TOS the most n"u e £VJlJ h ? stat e has ever known. The record of its ™ M th A vlsion of its program continued un- jy other states until a time when it began, grad- cere and dispassionate and w^nliv e , xpre ^ ions are sin- political flavor. They Ire Taw^ti*? mg L n P erso ™l or depends upon the watchfulnls of all T .f? verame nt i^^r^T^jT^^^ss^ to the conservation nterestB of thai ° sage ,„ sent out to the presided ofe^sS^ed^ot should then communicate with their reDresentaHvL ?« WILDLIFE WEEK AND THE STAMP SALE ^ tuere \Veis need of fiiriHcart/ioi-n^n«. — • • o o V* j ** vi \rfi* VJA 4i4uuo a I1Q, S1UC6 HO ID TO V1S1OT1 he sal^o^th! £n£? pa / ment of d ues or memberships, _„_,_, n . ston '. D< c - made in May stated that from in- s on, as presently constituted ?t is a?so h Vati ° n i Commto - cised over the state. In a word it Sin m ng "? dely criti ' haps beyond its j ust desertl The or H,i rep " te and pei< they have been given definite inr 118 ' m so far as marized as follols: ex Pression, may be sum- 1. The commission, comnospH «f from various parts of the state is slid to ^T 1member « hence unwiedly. ' said to be too large and member is appointed^s ^arti^ ^ State from wni ch the attention thus giving him a local Lnl 1 ^ 1 ^ to him for is maintained, militates SalnJTS-^S!^? 11 ^. ™*. it ful prosecution of ive merit into thYfuTu'rT '"^"^ C ° Ward con sistent develop- the commission lacks leadership and direc- S,nr!i ISllt i, kin v of husi nes™Hk 1eear n S S i L 1 l?° t .! 3 P m P ose d of people who should constitute political. Much P e° mn nn na t? stSist( ed eTSfX~'^- membership on the p and , complete or comprehensive . p an v the commission, to live the « or comre any de '"" te . " ls fa »or more^than . poiltol'aSS.Se 6;H!<!Utlve ™*"wTt wa" thathaVeteA "-™« voiced , noM e the H, rvon o schools. Publishers have been quick to follow ? 18 ^ tef Prop ° sal an q d there 0 is "ow <« ^ Ok8 10 ' 110J ? hee ts of the stamps consigned to wi?"!? d f rl ^ uted ove r the state foY sale. was officially closed as of Mav 1 l<m Thr. 00 charge O f the stamps were diScted to remit for seven the commission from State Appropriation for rn«l cessary . appropriated by Pt he Forty-sevenT'r ti011 ' There (Chapter Twenty-two of th^ rf General General right people to handle this Wnd of work over the ftate Hud we been able to ge il 10 "'^rtwrt. $&$?& NOTICE OF PKOBATE OP WHT No. 4414 V L 1938 —"i., aviaruu term, Te. All Whom It May Concern- You are hereby notified, that an instrument of writing purporting H b V h ^ f st Wiu and Testament and Codicil attached thereto of Peter Thompson, deceased. l^jn^Se^S S * >f 5? &i«Ss$«$ '" - Before the at ^jgona, Iowa, July (seal) ^S^SPSJWWT. Forget the Past Never look backward. Only one direction to follow rie ' £• - - ahead We are showing the new tin', fall, gathered from all parts or M\ M for States. Made by men that aro 1 00 H ^ ward and improving the style' n< g f °''- ish of what they manufacture.' " ml fin ' Fifty years ago we were IH^H down row. Now we are throwing Vhf lhe of corn against the bangboard of ° ars and prosperity. Improvements the next fifty Vo ,, x be beyond present imagination ' li ,* will not improve by living in tlu> „•,<,» an is'er, not a has-been. Join t Do not get to thinking that ov< out of step except yourself. Such ia on bring on self pity, which is the worst di, . ease anyone can contract. The. old V merchant is gone. He ruined hi.s o\v n i? iness sitting around cussing competition The mail order houses and <]'.,!,, °;, t stores did not hurt him half as in'ri J i hurt himself. ' as lle Merchandising will change more in th. next fifty years than it has in the past I \\getting on a more honest equitable hash all the time. I can see all stores cloine a cash business. The dead beat "the lowest of all animal life" will not be able to \voit his racket. It will be quick sales: small profit, cash up and no grumbling. The greatest service a merchant can render his customers is knowing what to buy, when to buy, and where to buy. it j s easy to sell the trade what they wain at the price they want to pay. Neville's plan is to'play for volume We buy in volume for cas'a, then price the goods below all competition. That, is the reason Neville's Store is ahyays full of people They know when they leave a $1.00 they get more than a dollar's worth of good' Jimmie Neville National circuit auto races $10,000 harness races Sixth annual Rodeo Huge fireworks show nightly Thrill day, Saturday, August 27 Mammoth circus twice daily SHOW OF KENTUBV LOW-COST SOME RIDERDWIi i«S HUN I YOUR STANDARD OIL

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