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1979

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The Forester, Munroe Bush Jan 1979

The Forester, Munroe Bush

Ames Forester

A forester stands at a gate between two worlds. Pass through this gate in one direction and you come into the intricate world of human technology; pass through the opposite way and you enter the perfection of God's natural world.


Paul Bunyan And His Blue Ox, Babe, C.W. Martin Jan 1979

Paul Bunyan And His Blue Ox, Babe, C.W. Martin

Ames Forester

American mythology has no epic hero whose deeds and achievements can in any way compare with the exploits of the great Paul Bunyan, the patron saint of the foresters. His fame rests secure in the tales of the thousands of leather-throated lumberjacks who worked under the great Paul during the bonanza days of the great forests.


Christmas Tree Sales, Gary Stephan Jan 1979

Christmas Tree Sales, Gary Stephan

Ames Forester

This year's Christmas Tree Sales were a great success. We sold more trees this year than any other. These large sales were caused by two factors, there were radio announcements on all the major local stations with posters all over campus, and Mother Nature dropped heavy snow the day before sales began, to get everyone in the Christmas spirit. The snow did get everyone into the Christmas spirit, but it made getting the trees to Ames very difficult.


Methods Of Western Larch Regeneration Champion Timberlands Rocky Mountain Operation, Tim Beebe Jan 1979

Methods Of Western Larch Regeneration Champion Timberlands Rocky Mountain Operation, Tim Beebe

Ames Forester

Western larch (Larix occidentalis) plays an important role on Champion's western Montana timberlands, providing large volumes of sawlogs and veneer to the largest plywood plant in the northwest (located in Bonner, Montana). In addition, western larch fits uniquely into Champion's policy of converting oldgrowth, stagnant stands of timber into young and vigorous stands, thus insuring a permanent productive source of goods and benefits.


Summer Camp- 1978, Mark Henderson Jan 1979

Summer Camp- 1978, Mark Henderson

Ames Forester

It was back to the mountains of ontana for last summer's forestry mp session. Needless to say, the ocation was much approved by the tudents who attended.


Theodore Roosevelt, The Conservationist, L.H. Pammel Jan 1979

Theodore Roosevelt, The Conservationist, L.H. Pammel

Ames Forester

Some years ago, during the first administration of President Roosevelt, I had the pleasure of a short stay in Washington. I was the guest of James Wilson, who was then Secretary of Agriculture.


Freshman Welcome, Curt Krambeer Jan 1979

Freshman Welcome, Curt Krambeer

Ames Forester

On Friday, September 15, 1978, forestry students old and new gathered together to reminisce about summer camp, tell stories from their summer jobs, get to know incoming freshmen, and simply have a good time. The weather was excellent and the evening's activities began with games of volleyball and football.


Down The Allegash, J.A. Larsen Jan 1979

Down The Allegash, J.A. Larsen

Ames Forester

Ambajemackomus, Chesuncook, Umbazooksis-are some of the tongue twisters we struggled with before we really got on the down grade of the alluring Allegash. These are Maine lakes, bewitching and otherwise; enticing to canoers. Twelve of us came up in a truck from Medomac Lake near Rockland with our beds and a ton of the choicest grub. As we whisked through old Bangor the bells were calling to morning worship; at Foxcroft we stopped for pork chops, coffee and pie; at Greenville we refreshed with ice cream and sent souvenir post cards. On that glorious Sunday afternoon we skirted the inimitable ...


Fall Forester's Day-October 14, 1978, Michelle J. Hutzell Jan 1979

Fall Forester's Day-October 14, 1978, Michelle J. Hutzell

Ames Forester

Some folks say, "Old traditions never die, they just fade away." But one tradition that hasn't faded away is Fall Forester's Day, an annual competition in which forestry students, faculty and other folks participate in events similar to those of the old-time foresters and loggers.


Christmas Caroling, Nita Rauch Jan 1979

Christmas Caroling, Nita Rauch

Ames Forester

Singing foresters? Ah, yes. Again dlis Christmas season, a caravan of cm full of carollers serenaded each flculty member's home and family with some of the most favorite of Ouistmas carols.


Summer Jobs A Rare Specie, Susan Houseman Jan 1979

Summer Jobs A Rare Specie, Susan Houseman

Ames Forester

My choice of summer job was based on wanting to remain in Ames. It is a bit ironic that I worked in 25 states instead!


Wyoming Mad, Roy Schwenke Jan 1979

Wyoming Mad, Roy Schwenke

Ames Forester

After a boring spring quarter cooped up in classes, last summer I was especially anxious to get outside and start to work for a change. Not only was I anxious to work outside, but I was also going to get a chance to work in an ideal habitat in north central Wyoming. Not only that, but we got to stay at the Ranger Station in a cabin, which had one of the best views around right outside the door. The Ranger Station was on the Tensleep Ranger District, which is part of Bighorn National Forest, and is about 20 miles ...


To The Land Of Beaches And Bikinis, Curt Krambeer Jan 1979

To The Land Of Beaches And Bikinis, Curt Krambeer

Ames Forester

During the summers of 1977 and 1978, I worked for the U.S. Forest service on the Eglin Air Force Reservation in northwest F)orida. I was a crew leader for the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) camp which the Forest Service maintained on the reservation during the summer months. These two summers were my first real exposure to the art of supervision and I admit that I had a lot to learn. Each summer as I prepared for my journey southward, I was treated to a barrage of kidding. "Don't you think it would be better to go to ...


Game Banquet- 1978, Bob Houseman Jan 1979

Game Banquet- 1978, Bob Houseman

Ames Forester

Picture the scene: an early evening in mid-March, a banquet room with a warm atmosphere, capacity crowd feasting on the finest cuisine, and the entertainment of a very talented man whose stories and memories of the past draw roars of laughter.


Our Exciting Future, William A. Duerr Jan 1979

Our Exciting Future, William A. Duerr

Ames Forester

A few years ago, at the invitation of some agricultural engineers, I put together a paper on the long trend in wood use in the United States. The paper traces apparent consumption of four groups of wood products from the beginning of this century: 1. Chemical, pulp, and particle products 2. Sliced products (veneer and plywood) 3. Sawn products (lumber) 4. Round and split products (e.g., firewood)


The Old Order Changeth, G.C. Morbeck Jan 1979

The Old Order Changeth, G.C. Morbeck

Ames Forester

America is truly a new world. Four hundred years ago the Indian ruled the length and breadth of the land. From the Atlantic to the Pacific, from the frozen plains of the north land to the tropical seas, he roamed unmolested, his actions restricted only by stronger tribes with which he came in contact. The great region which he possessed contained the most varied, the most valuable and the most magnificent forests to be found in the world. the extent of the vast virgin forests in area and in volume of merchantable timber can only be approximated. The timbered portion ...


Rainbows And Sunsets Vs. Forestry, W.C. Hassel Jan 1979

Rainbows And Sunsets Vs. Forestry, W.C. Hassel

Ames Forester

You have perhaps read motorcycle advertisements. In each one there is usually a picture of a well dressed young man spinning lightly along the country roads. You imagine yourself in his place. You hear the lowing of the kine, the gurgling of the brooks, catch the fragrant odor of the new mown hay, or if it be in the spring time, of the blossoming trees, as you flit by the farm houses, from town to town, from county to county, from state to state, from-distance is limited only by the fervency of the adwriter and your own imagination. If you ...


Co-Op With The Forest Service, Elaine Caldbeck Jan 1979

Co-Op With The Forest Service, Elaine Caldbeck

Ames Forester

I left Iowa early last March for Ironton, Ohio, and six months as a Co-op Forester on Wayne National Forest in the Ohio River Valley. Southern Ohio has a topography similar to northeastern Iowa and has a forest of oak, hickory, tulip-poplar and smokestacks. The land is beautiful, though much of it is abused. The air along the river is often brown and smells of "money."


On The Go At The 4-H Camp, Reinee Eshelman Jan 1979

On The Go At The 4-H Camp, Reinee Eshelman

Ames Forester

Camp staff life will keep you on your toes. If you aren't leading a program then you're telling history and legends around a campfire or leading folk and square dancing for a camp's evening activity. ┬ĚThat's the way it was last summer being employed as a nature staff person at the 4-H Camping Center near Madrid, Iowa.


Co-Oping With The Corps, David Becker Jan 1979

Co-Oping With The Corps, David Becker

Ames Forester

When I received a phone call last May 5th informing me that I had been selected for a Co-op position with the Rock Island District Corps of Engineers I had mixed emotions. Don't get me wrong though! I hadn't found a summer job yet or satisfied my Ag. 104 requirement, so I was happy. But the thing is ... I had never really thought of myself as working for the Corps of Engineers.


And That's The Way It Was . . ., Darilyn Maas Jan 1979

And That's The Way It Was . . ., Darilyn Maas

Ames Forester

Iowa State University, and the Forestry Department in particular, have seen many changes take place during the last 75 years. Students, instructors and curriculums all change along with the world for which we are being prepared.


Forestry In The Developed Nations, Chuck Maynard Jan 1979

Forestry In The Developed Nations, Chuck Maynard

Ames Forester

Standing in a bicentennial forest plantation is an eerie feeling. I was walking through a 200-year-old oak forest in Germany and asked if it was a virgin stand. My guide laughed and replied, "No, this is a second or third rotation oak plantation." The term "planned forest" took on a whole new meaning for me!


The Ccc-Still Alive & Well, David Becker Jan 1979

The Ccc-Still Alive & Well, David Becker

Ames Forester

Some things change little with time in the United States. One example of this is unemployment which resurfaces as a problem every so often. Unemployment was at its worst during the great depression with a 25 per cent figure for young people between the ages of 15 and 24. Unemployment in 1979 is relatively low at six per cent but continues its history as an important political issue.


Lest The Legends Die Forestry At Isu From 1954 To 1979, George W. Thomson Jan 1979

Lest The Legends Die Forestry At Isu From 1954 To 1979, George W. Thomson

Ames Forester

The pride and integrity of a tribe depends on a continual renewal of awareness of its historic foundation. Thus it becomes the duty of some ancient shaman to chant the old tales for the wide-eyed wonder of the young lest the legends die. G. B. MacDonald fulfilled this function for all Iowa State foresters in 1954 when the Golden Anniversary of the Forestry Department was celebrated. No one could possibly be better prepared to chronicle past events for Iowa foresters than "Prof Mac" and no one need repeat the materials he left for us in the 1954 Ames Forester. With ...


Ames Forester Vol. 66, Ames Forestry Club Jan 1979

Ames Forester Vol. 66, Ames Forestry Club

Ames Forester

Published Annually by the Ames Forestry Club


Ski Party, Nita Rauch Jan 1979

Ski Party, Nita Rauch

Ames Forester

The odds were against us the entire week. The weather was bitterly cold with 20-30 mph winds. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday brought rain, freezing rain and ice. On Friday, January 19th, the date of our annual Ski Party, travelers' advisories were out for the entire state with highways 100% ice-covered from Ames to Fort Dodge. Phone lines were down. Cancelling the party seemed a near reality since communications with the ski lodge near Humbolt could not be completed.