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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 17, 1950, Winona, Minnesota                              SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 1950 THE W1NONA REPUBLICAN-HERALD, WINONA, MINNESOTA tjgeS Unloading the Pheasants From a Truck In which .they were brought to the refuge from Poynette. Wls., are Ted Penfleld, left, of Trempealeau, who'll be working at the refuge this summer, and Dale Kellman of the Wisconsin Conservation department. The birds were carried 100 to the box. Chicks had hatched Thursday, and they shook with fright when being transferred to their new brooder homes at the Trempealeau Wildlife refuge near Trem- pealeau. Project Pheasant Chicks Arrive at Game Farm By AI Olson Trcmpealeau, Wls. Mrs. Harvey (Mike) Neilson has quite a family these days chirping, hopping and hungry baby pheasants! Wife of the Trempealeau Wildlife refuge manager, Mrs. Neilson became "foster mother" to the day-old chicks Friday as a pheasant-rearing project got under- w "Like Ttoj Ball of wyi Mre. Mike Neilson as she holds one of the day-old In her hand while helping unload the young- birds Friday. She it putting the pheasants Into one of ten brooder houses, each divided Into two sections that house 150 birds. The brooder houses open onto wire sheds, which in turn connect with long runways In which birds will live after they have grown. Republican-Herald way near here. Her "family" arrived by truck from Poynette, Wis., where the state experimental game and fur farm is located. Their new home, minute a truck rolled onto the grounds about a. m. Friday. Dale Keilman, driver, took one look at the feed and shook his head. "That's what I was afraid brooder houses, shelter pens and wire runways, was ready and wait- ing. Sportsmen from all over Trem- pealeau county had contributed many hours of labor to construct the housing, starting two months ago on the project. One-Half of Project Arrival of the chicks, how- ever, represents culmination of one- half of a project that actually dates back several years. The Idea of building a mam- moth pheasant-rearing station had been the goal of the Association Conservation clubs of Trempealeau county, a group of about 2.000 ar- dent sportsmen from eight different clubs. Five of the Arcadia, Whitehall-Pigeon FsJls, Blalr-Ettrick and Independence- had small pheasant pens of their own. But the largest of these could only handle a maximum of chicks each spring. Banding together, the clubs be- gan raising money. There was a fall festival in 1948: then last year a two-day celebration was held at Arcadia. A Fourth of July picnic at Perrot park has been planned, for this year. Eight Acres When the treasury showed suffi- cient balances to warrant action, sportsmen moved rapidly. An ar- rangement was made with federal wild life refuge near here to use the ten new garbage pails filled to the brim with extra feed. "We discovered this one batch of feed had gone out and was too the driver explained. "You'll have to re-grind it, or screen out the bigger particles. I'm sorry." "I'm sorry sighed Mrs. Neil- on "but then, if this is the worst of my worries with these chicks I'll get off easy." By coarse feed, too." "But the state officials didn't say anything about exclaimed Mrs. Neilson, dismayed at the thought An Eight-Acre Section of the Trempealeau Wildlife refuge has become the scene of one of the largest pheasant-rearing pro- jects in the state of Wisconsin. Several of the ten brooder houses can be seen above, as well as a portion of the open wire runways. These runways are 150 feet long and 20 feet wide; they cover 400 feet of ground. Mrs. Neilson and Ted Fenfleld are putting the young pheasants into one of the closest brooder houses at the left. The project cost, about Defense Chiefs To Confer on Treaty in Japan Tokyo America's two top defense chiefs sped toward Japan tonight for talks with general Mac- Arthur which may break the peace Visit at Stockton Stockton, Minn. Mr. j and Mrs. B. F. Kremer, Temple City, California are visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Deng- ler and also visited Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Greethurst. Mrs. Kremer is a cousin of Mrs. Dengler and Mr. Greethurst. She was formerly Miss Suzy Rice, Winona. treaty logjam. The talks also may decide onj what basis if United States can hold Japanese military! bases in an Orient menaced by thej march of Communism. Secretary of Defense Johnson Winona County to Receive Salute on 'Country Journal' Cars Cross Bridge in Day At La Crosse La Crosse, Wls. The Mississip- pi river bridge here Is carrying 24-hour traffic loads of about vehicles, the state highway com- mission disclosed after traffic counts taken in April and May. The commission made no com- ment on the findings, but broke them down to ascertain average weekday and Sunday, Saturday and average day figures, and for each hour of the day, for the two full of the mash, not to mention chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, left Manila by plane today after talks with U. S. military chiefs there. They were due in Tokyo at a.m. C.S.T. They will be joined here Tuesday by John Foster Dulles, State de- partment adviser. Dulles, who stopped here briefly earlier today nal" program over radio station WCCO, Minneapolis, Tuesday from to 10 p.m. The program will feature a story about Winona county, the city of Winona, its people and its agricul- ture. Larry Haeg, farm service direc- tor of the station, who Is master- month period. The figures included IS weekdays, two Saturdays and two Sundays. They showed an average Sunday traffic 'of for the two months of the spring season, an average j Saturday figure of and an average weekday of For April and May the average day figure was found to be The heaviest traffic on an aver- age day is between the hours of 4 and 5 p.m., with a figure of 703 reported. The lightest is during the early morning hours. Heaviest Sunday traffic is be-! tween 3 and 4 p.m., with given for the average Sunday at that time. Highest Saturday traf- fic is during the early afternoon hours, with the average reaching 679 between 4 and 5 p.m. Complete Course Five members of an American Red Cross Junior life saving and water safety class conducted at the Catholic Recreation center by S. W. Sicotte, have completed the course and are to receive pins and emblems. They are William Palu- bicki, Richard Goetzman, Mary Stewart, Gerald Serwa and Rose Ann Maze. E. D. Blair is chairman of water safety for the Winona county chapter of th: Cross. Cancer Goal Topped By Fillmore County Ritthford, Minn. Mrs. D. S, Prinzing, Rushford, chairman of the Fillmore county Cancer drive, announced that the county has exceeded its quota of Contributions to date total which makes Fillmore coun- ty's percentage 161 and places it in tenth place In Minnesota. Rush- ford again led the county in this drive. Under the chairmanship of Mrs. E J. Engel, contributions tot- aled wiU have ended, for about that time the birds will be released in time for fall hunting. before going on to South Korea I on'the weekl said the talks will determine "if it! is wise at this time to proceed with a peace treaty" for Japan. Dulles said, however, he was in- E. V. agent, and Gordon R. Closway, executive ed- itor of The Republican-Herald. Al- terested in the political, economic !so introduced will be the John Approximately'half the birds re-iand social issues, not as lived here vesterdav were hens. with mlh'tary matters." The latter] typical Winona county farm fam-j was the concern of the defense jjy. ceived here yesterday were hens. Birds are not released until fully feathered. Normally this takes chlefs and MacArthur. about ten to 14 weeks, sportsmen! T MacArthur is reported to feel the their three operate point out, 'T Members of the Associated Con- _ treaty, but that the United States clubs Trempealeau must not yield its military bases, county are looking forward to the! A groundswell of peace talk roll- day when the full eight acres are led across Japan. Many Japanese covered with pheasant-rearing pensjfeel the coming week l- i Mr and Mrs. Nintenman and! 160-! Japanese are entitled to an early) acre farm three miles north of St. I and runways, housing birds.' The organization hopes to keep adding a unit at a time from now on. Members were scheduled to re- port at the grounds today and Sunday to put finishing touches on the runways. Clubs united in this project in- clude: Trempealeau-Galesville; Ar- eight acres of land, wire Whitehall-Pigeon In- was purchased, poles equipment ordered. cut and! dependence: Osseo, Eleva, Strum think the occupation has reached Under a plan which has been operating since 1928, chicks and feed are furnished by the state con- servation commission: the local or- ganization had to do the rest. And the ail the to meet rigid spe- cifications and requirements. Brood- ing houses had to be of certain size, boated to specific tempera- tures; shelter pens had to allow so much space per bird: open runs had to be spacious to prevent over- crowding and cannibalism (one bird attacking anotherV Spends The Trempealeau county associ- ation spent meeting all these requirements. There are ten brood- er houses divided into two sec- tions. 150 chicks to a side. Each brooder house has four water jars, four feeders, and four "hovers." metal shelters electrically heated to provide warmth. Connected to these well-insulat- ed wooden brooder houses are small screened porches, onto which the; birds can run after a few providing the temperature outside is warm enough. After the tenth day, weather per-j mitting, the chicks are permitted toi enter large wire-enclosed shelter1 pens, Kich of which has an auto- matic watering device. In most cases when the pheasants are two weeks old they are al- lowed to use large runways. At the rearing station near here these run- ways are 20 feet wide and 150 feet long. There are ten such runs, each di- vided in two, covering 400 feet of ground. At no time do more than> 150 pheasants live together at thei project, and sportsmen figure each bird has at least 100 square feet of living space. The runs are long and narrow for two reasons: (l) they are cov- ered with wire faster and more easily, (2) pheasants can be driven out in case of storm much faster. Mrs. Neilson was kept busy pre- paring for the arrival yesterday of her "brood." She had to see that luke warm water was placed in the glass jars, that floors of the brood-! ers were heated to 100 degrees at! least 24 hours in advance, and that leed was properly ground and placed. Her "family troubles" began the'! land Blair-Ettrick, The association is in its third year of activity. of the most important in their his- tory. Newspapers discussed the pro- spects from virtually every angle. So did the politicians. Government and party officials debated their respective stands. The report that British countries favor a soft peace influenced the Japanese attitude. Many Japanese a climax and, if it continues, will incur increasing resentment. HOT WATER! Always rtady! Always enough! Always inexpensive.' OIL BURNING WATER HEATERS Why put up with an old-fashioned water heater! Install an oil- burning Timken Silent enjoy perfect water hearing service. Burns low-cost No. 2 oil. Dependable, econom- ical and completely automatic. The mod- ern, different and better heater! 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