Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on August 11, 1938 · Page 17
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INESS 'CTORY H, W. ON & HOME ntf Offices. jco 427, residence eona, Iowa. Jbrney-at-Law [a. State Bank Bldg. — Algona, Iowa _ i &LIJTNA9 S. E, McMahoB 7 E. Ltnnan - [irneys-at-Law County Mutual Bids 261. Algona, Iowa JfGTON & LOWE brneys-at-Law ion J- D. Low« * K. J. H. 440 • • ESS, 0. W. STILLMAfl : Lawyers i new Heise Block. .Algona, lowh fc a v E. D. Kellj WAT & KELLT Jorneys-at-Law Ihison Building. Algona, lows [ A. WINKEL Attorney. orney-at-Law fchison Building. Iphone 180 JAM H. WHITE jtorney-at-Law Ihison Building. Algona, , A. DANSON orney-at-Law Jer Iowa State Bank Ifflce, 460-J; Res. 315 SOX (deceased) to c. HUTCHISON BDORE C. HUTCHIS01I [torneyo-at-Law State Bank Bldg. Algona, Iow» ICE C. McMAHOB ttorney-at-Law in Heise Bldg. > Algona, Iowa IDOCTORJF f N. KENEFICK [Iclan and Surgeon • «r Rexall Drug Store ttlce phone 300 :ee, phone 326 RETZ3LEYEB, M. D. Jeon and Physician Iphn Galbraith Block fhones 444-310 low* [YIN G. BOUBJfE Hclan and Surgeon pee, 197; residence. 194 [DENTISTS . H. M. OLSON Dentist w Call Theatre'Bldg. Business, 166; Ren., 78fc |Algona, WAIEATH, D. D. S. jeneral Dentistry Algona, Iowa B. HOFFMAN Dentist I In New Heise Bldg. '• Office 44, res. 116. C.». SCHAAP Dentist Algona, Iowa tchison Building. Bus. 133, res, 174. I. W. FOX . B, W1NKEL Veterinarians' State Street, Algona "Wee, 475-W; Res., 476-B COUNT! ASSOCIATION n of insurance In c ° m Pany, Safe, se Passon. secretar? & SON and Bonds • i Building/ Phone 105 tt Tfl C4- 4 ' *k ' See nxsou welling, Household .Automobile Insumce [£nntinucd_from Po.go 2. KOSSUTH COTJNTy ADVANCE. ALQONA. IOWA This law contains this anomalous ^ovision- commission or other co-ordinajg a^ncS?f?r Salpu" Thus we have a substantial appropriation of mon-v for conservation purposes to be expended rutbVthT conservation commission hut by the governor of the state as «o-ordinators n far nnmi funds ' Pres «'™bly the funds thus tar expended have been employed wisely and well but the tn ? e SUt f haVe , had little or ^deSfnS n f 1 ' M* 16 "' Wh ° re Or llOW 111UCh - A1 «° the tn n, Y Ule ex ^ ditlll> e of this fund was not en- to the conservation commission remains unanswered. Conservationists are interested and SSTX Som1e(arc( . taki »S the view that it is a upon the quality of the present commission ahd its ad- mmiBtrativc staff, others maintain that the governor successfully induced the legislature to entrust him with the expenditure of this money that he might reap political benefits thereby. Still others allege that both the above conclusions are correct. On the other hand it is maintained that it was so done in the interests of -ef- iicient administration. All are agreed that there is little available information as to the extent to which there is co-ordination between the governor and the commission with regard to the wise expenditure of this money. There is little or no available information as to how the balance of this fund will be employed. The Stale rimming: Board. Chapter Two Hundred inirty-five of the Laws of the Forty-seventh General Assembly gave to the planning board a legal status. It is and should be a non-political fact finding body. It can be of inestimable value to conservation in Iowa. There is here presented a splendid opportunity to have the Iowa Twenty-five Year Plan revised down to date. All are agreed that funds should be made available to enable this board to function effectively. The Iowa Wildlife Federation should have representation on the State Panning Board. Request was made for such appointment to Governor Kraschel but the appointment was not made. As the Federation comes into its own, this can be accomplished. Legislative Proposals. From over the state there lias come pertinent comment concerning matters that should receive early attention at the hands of the legislature. Foremost of these is the Pittman-Robertson Act of the recent -Congress which makes available to states complying with the act a portion of federal money derived from taxes levied on guns, sporting goods, ammunition, etc. It is estimated that there should be approximately $60,000.00 available to Iowa for conservation purposes to be matched by $20,000.00 by the state. The possibility of a fund of $80,000.00 for this purpose should stimulate early action by the next legislature. Many counties of the state have excellent areas outside of cities and towns suitable for parks, wildlife sanctuaries and recreation grounds. It is physically impossible, at the present time, for the state to purchase, supervise and maintain these areas. Curiously, we have no legal machinery by which a county can accomplish this task. It ifi therefore being urged that counties be authorized by law to levy a tax to be utilized for this purpose and set up a county park commission or other agency for administration. The action of the Supreme Court in holding unconstitutional those statutes delegating regluatory powers to the conservation commission made necessary the enactment into .law of many of those regulations. by the last legislature and many proposed amendments and revisions have already been suggested, some of which are the following: 1. Increase fishing license to $1.50, hunting license to $2.00, and combination license to $3.00. 2. Require fishing licenses for women. 3. Enact legislation placing employes of the Commission under civil service with old age retirement on pension plan. 4. Remove present restrictions on the number of State Conservation officers. Obviously, the interests of conservation could better be served if we could afford to place at least one officer in every county. With present legal restriction on the number of such officers, actually engaged in field work there is observed a marked tendency toward a top-heavy administrative office in Des Moines and consequent increase of overhead expense. Admittedly, more men in the field will cost more money. Increased license fees have been suggested. It is urged that the hunter and the fisherman will pay a larger fee and willingly if his payment is matched by legislative appropriation. 5. Revise trapping license law, fur dealer's license law, wholesale fish market law, and commercial fishermen's license law. 6. Enact fish dealer's license law. 7. Permit cafes, hotels, etc., to serve game reared by game breeders after purchasing license. 8. Clarify law relative to license for owners and tenants of land, 9. Prohibit sale of rabbits, and change open season September 15 to January 15. 10. Make size limit on large and small mouth bass the same, 11. Permit bait dealers to procure supply of minnows before fishing season opens. 12. Prohibit sale of minnows except by licensed dealers. , . 13. Prohibit commercial fishing for frogs except by licensed bait dealers, and then for bait only. 14 Revise fish possession law so there is an aggregate possession limit, and provide time limit for having game in possession after the close of the seaspn. 15. Require license holder to report amount of fish, game, or fur taken at the end of the season. 16 Enact a shooting preserve license law. 17. Establish pole and line fishing areas in the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. 18. Prohibit wooden fish traps. . 19. Revise bird dog and hound dog law. , 20 Revise spearing laws so they are fair! to all. 21 Revise law pertaining to fishways sp it will be optional with the commission whether they will be re- QU r ^2.° r provide legislation for reciprocity bjetween the states on trapping, hunting and fishing. 23 Amend law so that approval of director is necessary before water levels at dams are altered. 24. Provide legislation pertaining to harvesting sur- Til 11 Q HA At* °* i 25 'Amend law pertaining to taxes on state land. Additional Funds, Since funds are always essential to anV conservation progrma, and since conservation has gone begging aU too long, it is essential that £very effort be made to at least divert into conservation channels the money that rightfully belongs there. Fmes collected for violations of conservation laws now go to the school Sft is urged that they should be made pailable to the Conservation Commission for conservation eduction, This might require constitutional amendment^ but that te ™ b^ffi serious contemplation. The proposal is, however, aebataWe. ^ ^ I ^ t MrtffioS to dams, now collected by th¥ Executive ml put into the State Treasury, s»ou}d be made the Conservation Commission Open Season *ttb is a vaji- to t*e : proper opes season on migratory water fowl, some asking an extension and others for a change of the season. It is generally S^° We i Ve £ ?£ the birds Should be P r °tected from slaughter and that the seasons should be adjusted, in so tar as possible, to afford equal opportunities to all. While this is a matter wholly within the jurisdiction of the Uni>.ea States Biological Survey, and over which the state has no authority, the bureau is making an, effort to adjust this season and will appreciate expression of opinion upon this much contested matter. Parks and Trees. From our friends particularly interested in parks arid trees comes the information that -rees in several of the parks are suffering the ravages of disease Whether it is a matter of neglect or lack of scientific treatment does not appear but obviously we are agreed that these trees should be saved. The Madrid Dam. Our newspapers, in recent months, have carried stories of the contentions over the proposed Madrid Dam. The proposal brings into bold relief two opposing views of well respected opinion. There are those who tavor the large dam with large, artificial lake. Those opposed favor a series of small, low head dams as the proper method of stream improvement. There is involved here not only a vital principle and method but also the maaer of established precedent. No effort should be spared m bringing the facts and the views of contending parties before the people of. the state. Luke mid Stream Improvement. On no pending matter is there more general agreement than upon the proposition that Iowa should have a long term lake and stream improvement program. Admittedly this will require care- iul thought, a well conceived plan for the state as a whole and the expenditure of a. considerable sum of money. There is now and there will continue to be difference of opinion as to details, but local interests must be induced to yield for the purpose of a state program. Vigorous opposition is now being voiced against investment by the state in dredging machinery by those who contend that the work can be more economically accomplished by contract. The merits of all these various contentions should be thoroughly explored so that we may have the benefit of the best consideed thought in the state on this all important matter. Meander Lines. In any proposed program of lake and stream improvement, we sooner or later come in contact with boundary or meander lines and the laws relating thereto. With the relatively small number of meandered rivers in the state at this time the problem is rather acute. It is difficult to find any one who knows what a meander line really is or where one might be located. More and more are we requiring public access to lakes and streams; more shore line is needed every year. The present law must be clarified and present meander lines definitely established and surveyed, if necessary, and more shore line must be procured. Conservation Education. The National Federation is planning a comprehensive program of education. The Towa Federation must be ready to assist in this all important task and supplement the same with information concerning problems that are peculiar to our own state. 1088 STATE MEETING Under the constitution the 1938 annual meeting of the Iowa Wildlife Federation will be held in December of this year. Our last meeting was in December, 1937, and the Conservation Commission held its meeting of field men and administrative staff in January, 1938, which meeting was open to the public and which was quite well attended. Proposal was then made that these two important meeings be held in conjunction this year. Several members of the conservation commission, as well as the director, have manifested considerable interest in this proposal. This paper has already invited attention to many matters which could be discussed with profit at such a meeting although there are many others, such as Rough Fish Removal, Game Management, The Game Farm, Open Seasons and Bag Limits, and many others. The Federation hopes and expects to conduct panel discussions on these various topics, thus giving speakers limited time to present their views with opportunity for replies and rebuttal by those holding different views. In the proposed joint meeting we could have the benefit of papers by the experts of the administrative staff as well as by laymen and afford plenty of opportunity for public discussion. A Legislative Program. Particular attention is now invited to the fact that the next legislature will convene in January, 1939. Out of the above proposed meeting should come something definite and concrete that should go to the Legislature in the form of a proposed legislative program. This is admittedly of extreme importance and should make the 1938 annual meeting of the Federation an epoch making step forward in conservation in Iowa CONCLUSION Let it be stressed again that the foregoing is not necessarily an expression of personal opinion on any matter therein suggested. It is written solely for the purpose of stimulating thought and crystalling opinion so that definite and concrete action may result; it is definitely not written for the purpose of provoking contention although this would be preferred to continued apathy and indifference. If the active interest of a substantial number of our conservationists is aroused by a reading of this paper the writer is content. J. D. LOWE, President Iowa Wildlife Federation. PAGE SEVEN Small Loans Up to $300 Off AUTOMOBILES LITE STOCK HOUSEHOLD FUENITUBE, ETC< "Prompt, courteous, confidential service. NORTH IOWA FINANCE CO ffext to Upper Des Moines office, Phone 126 llgonn, Iowa ^/ »»•.••» • \*^ ^/COUNTY FA!R\1s JSEPT. 12-17, 1938] HAVE A PICNIC Make Up a Party! Bring the Children I KID'S DAY Monday, Sept 12 Free Gate for Children EVERYTHING-^: INCLUDING AFTERNOON AND NIGHT GRANDSTAND FOR THE BOYS AND GIRLS ' PIONEERS OF 1838 OR 1938 We're Still Dependent (as always) on Successful Farms —Back in 1838 there was no local surplus to absorb the early farmer's attention. Fortunate was the family who produced enough to care for their own needs and carry on ordniary trading for necessities not produced on the farm. But while sturdy souls pushed westward our eastern populatipn took root. Comunities grew and factories were erected to build shoes and grind grain for convenient city purchase. Soon these midwestern plains were heavily engaged in trading corn for farm machinery, corn for education, corn for adequate clothing. In the early days families produced their own butter and raised their chickens. One did not go to market for such commodities. Times have changed because of an increasing population. An age of specialization absorbed the nation. A man spent his full time producing shoes or building homes and bothered not with farming as a necessary sideline, Tlhe reason, of course, farmers produced enough for all... and great distributing organizations assumed the task of marketing the raw products in processed form. In this region, rich in soil, broad in acreage, we are producing much wealth ., , millions of golden pounds Kossnth County's March of Progress Centennial Celebration Is a fine Tribute to the < ommimil v. arid We Join in Commemorating the Event Member Iowa State Brand Creameries, Inc. of butter. It is reaching market in perfect condition via refrigerated cars . . . fresh, sweet and wholesome. Beef and pork, eggs and poultry are marketed in a similar manner ... all created from the soil and its fruits. We are proud of our own part in the development of this program. We have aided both farmer and consumer ... for profit, of course, but with the service has developed a reputation for direct dealing and fair dealing ... a reputation that has been developed to make the total business more secure and worthy. No single group of men and women can take full credit for the advance in this area, for the progress has been gradual, decade to decade, generation to generation: Today we stand on the threshold of a new crop year and we face the immediate future with high hopes. Whether things come through as we hope or dismally fail, . , the same blood that held an earlier family together will give us spirit for the future. Organized in 1891 0. L. Schoby, President Algona, Iowa $<| /.^awdsley, Vice President J£. p. Chnstia»s.ep J (jQd£reds,on, Sim I^igh, Directors - . -

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