Birds Always Welcome in Carlson Backyard WOODBURY HEIGHTS—Summertime is bird watching time at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Carlson, Oak Plaza. With the aid of a 40-power telescope Mr. Carlson …
Birds Always Welcome in Carlson Backyard WOODBURY HEIGHTS—Summertime is bird watching time at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Carlson, Oak Plaza.
With the aid of a 40-power telescope Mr. Carlson received for Christmas, The Carlsons have spotted 28 different kinds of birds right from their own backyard. Some of the more unsual are the cedar waxwing, nut hatch, Baltimore Orioles, and rose breasted grosbeak.
Mr. Carlson has built a bird feeder in the back yard which they fill with wild bird seed and suet. It seems this diet not only appeals to their feathered friends, but also wets the appetite of neighborhood squirrels. Mr. Carlson says they can clean out quite a supply in a big hurry, if not discouraged.
Also becoming quite proficient at naming the variety of birds, are the Carlson’s two daughters, Sheryl, 7, and Deborah, 4.
One of the most interesting phases of birdwatching would seem to be the way birds care for their young. The blue jays, for example, bring newly hatched babies down to the Carlson birdfeeder, and after a hardy meal take them to the bird bath where they give them a thorough going over.
According to Mr. Carlson, the babies put up quite a commotion over the bath. (This probably sounds quite human to most of you mothers.) When summer is over, the Carlson family does not sit back, relax, and wait for another summer (continued on page 2) Hockey Beatniks Pray For Early Cold Spell By Jim Tapp NEWPORT – With the leaves turning color, and the sky giving off a cooling effect, the beatniks of hockey cast their eye to the outside temperature and hope and pray the season will start just a little sooner this year.
A hockey beatnik is one person who loves hockey, and can take the cold weather. You will find him out in thirty-five below weather. He can take the cold, wind, or snow, he may be ten years old or forty years old. Once in his blood, it never leaves him.
Park-Newport Hockey club held its first meeting Sudnay September 20th, to plan the 1959-60 season. This club plays in the St. Paul Suburban League. The club was sponsored by the local businessmen of St. Paul Park and Newport.
(story continues at Washington County History Center).
Bite of the Apple For Kid’s Sake, Vote Yes By William Fastner, mayor of St. Paul Park The first situation in history occurred when two people a bite out of an apple. Since that time many situations have followed, and, in most instances have been successfully met.
You and I have had individual situations, we have had them in our family and in our community. We’ve reasoned them out and they’ve usually come to a successful conclusion.
Now, you and I as a member of school district 833 are faced with another situation, a very grave one. Whether we are equal to the task of solving it, only the results posted after next Tuesday’s
vote will tell.
We are faced with accommodating, within the next four years, some 4700 or more students in facilities incapable of handling less than half that number. We are faced with the inability to provide minimum qualifications for State Aid, with the result that, in time to come, we may be asked to provide, out of our taxes, the moneys now coming to the schools in the form of state aid.
We all look at the four-million-dollar figure being requested and are immediately alarmed. Rightly so, if we weren’t concerned we’d qualify for another institution under state aid.
This time we are being given the opportunity to have a more thorough look into the situation. The four million is broken down into smaller figures, the future you can expect to pay, annually, as your share of the major investment in the future.
What does it boil down to? It boils down to the fact that if your home carries a market value of $12,000 you can expect to pay from 19 to 22 dollars a year to take care of your fair share. If you’ve got a little better home, in the $15,000 class, you’ll be paying from $23 to $28 a year.
You’ve got a dairy farm of 80 acres that carries an assessed value of $1,667. You’ll pay 30 to 37 dollars. Maybe you own a little more, say 170 acres and its assessed value is around $2950. Your fair share in school taxes is $53 to $65.
Broken down into individual figures for the property owner, a four-million-dollar bond doesn’t seem so bad…