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It Was Only Make-Believe ? y t t I Re w ( goi;! ail ipa( --, housm,.' Don ! Dulmi. U i 1W.4 ,, each .,; !. UsI;;, Leonl , : the do', of $107 $6,00J - develo: keep optIo the s-, sevf*w Si! .... for f; troph Ti pion kin(, lost  {n t .stale Sheri witha ,, "h, depen tier, t b, .4 II Issues. Ne u tro ! !. Xo. e'" 'e Cell IN Three sections Volum/e 8, Number 2'2. Monday. May 28. 1979. Ely, Mn. 55731 itizen of the North .......................................... This l,abrador Retreiver puppy is lie lives out on Moose l,ake with guide h and his wife. Mary. Stanley is a second- dgrant to the Ely area. descendant of hunting terror Of a retriever. Stanley is mths. and is fast learning obedience and f % { { the art of bringing back whatever the boss shoots. By next fall. he will be ready for the duck blind and his first season chasing mallards in the wild rice. Right now, he can only rest his ehil on a bluebill decoy and dream about hunting...and listen to the hunting tales told by older dogs. i ROLLED CAR. placed there by owners of the Union 76 Station. was one of three vehicles involved in the mock disaster last week. Nurse Jeannie llinds signals for more help. as Mike Slaughter lies prone. Sherriff Connie Tikkala and EMT George Barich lift victim Tony John- son onto a stretcher. The "disaster" attracted con- siderable attention from passers-by on 169 at 88. Rides Through On Parks Bill BWCA Advisory Pas.ses In Legislature State Senator Doug Johnson took a leaf out the en- vironmentalist's political book and rammed through his Boundary Waters Canoe Area advisory committee bill in the closing moments of the Legislature last week. Sup- porters of the bill likened the action to the successful move by environmental groups in getting the Burton- Vento 1978 BWCA bill through the 95th Congress in the waningminutes with only 11 Senators in attendance. Johnson's legislation passed on a voice vote as an amendment to the administration's $4 million state park bonding bill, heavily favored by environmental groups across Minnesota. The amended bill was shipped to the House which has been generally controlled by Twin Cities environmentalists. Rep. Dave Battaglia ran interference for the amended bill where Twin Cities lawmakers faced a tough choice. derance of local viewpoints. There has been strong op- position to a similar committee established in regard to Voyageur's National Park. That active group has had the ear of the National Park Service which now studies the local viewpoint equally with national environmental positions. Under the Johnson-Battaglia measure, the 17 members of the committee will include: three from Cook County, three from Lake County, three from St. Louis count  and eight from the state atlarge. ,  Governor Quie had 10 days from the date of passage to sign the bill into law or exercise a veto. Observers in St. Paul said a veto was unlikely. , They could defeat the parks bill and kiss off $27 million d earmarked for recreation in the Minneapolis-St. Paul 00ncil Discusses Stu ent Housing area plusGovernorQuiesTettigoucheStateParkonthe Moose With Twins north shore...or they ould bit the bullet, pass the bill and see the much-hated citizen's BWCA advisory committee ,re," city assessor.Louise Leoni said in _)t week, "there's a need-for student was speaking in regard to a proposal by f Melander and Melander Architects, !y City Council for reduced taxes The would house college students in eight udents in each unit. It is proposed that ,   $113 monthly rent. ome approach method for assessing, ith the firm's figures for rental cost and ff the project she came up with the figure -:essing purposes. "That will be close to today's mill rate." Leoni stated. The tooking for a $2,000 tax figure in order to ,n line. Leoni said that the city has the d of Review to consider whether her priate raps in Region, Boys take fifth At the council meeting Leoni was directed to meet with the county assessor's office to discuss the problem. The project is scheduled to begin within the next few weeks. In other action at the adjourned meeting of the Ely City Council, the following action was taken: *Moved that the airport commission be questioned to see if they feel an audit by the public examiners of Ver- milion Aviation is necessary. *Ratified the renewal of the airport lease agreement with Vermilion Aviation. *Awarded the bid for the Easterly Side Sewer Project to Louis Leustek and Sons, Inc. for the sum of $720,949.86. *Called for bids for liquid fuels to be open June 19th. *Scheduled a public hearing for June 4 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss the kennel license of Berna and Betty Eriekson. *Agreed to participate in the NEMMPA power agency rate cases with a budget not to exceed $15,000. ine Wolves Off To State by Pete h school girls are off to St. Cloud to run m meet this Wednesday and Thursday. The -) a co-championship in Region' 7A with h the Wolves and Mariners chalked up 58 ional meet in Grand Raptcts I'rKtay to tie .nd both teams will bring home first place : coach Nancy Wavrin enjoyed the cham- - - .-st regional title as the girls' mentor. "It's wm the Region," she said. "Last year we . Yeah, it's really nice." nsation Sue Hoffmeister took first place rdles with a time of 25.0 to qualify for the e is joined by the 880 yd. relay team of :hy Warren, Kim Mavetz, and Sandy set a school record in winning their event Marsnik Wavrin won both the 120 yd. high hurdles and the 330 yd. intermediate hurdles to qualify. He ran the highs in 16.0 and set a region record in the intermediates with a 40.5. Harristahl set a school record in the pole vault with a 12-6, good enough to win at the Region. Coach Larry Mischke was pleased with the results of the meet, in which Ely took fifth place, behind Esko, Silver Bay, Cathedral, and Carlton. "It went pretty good," said the coach. Then, after a thought, he added, "Actually, we ran awfully good. It's just that the other teams ran awfully good, too, and just a little better." Evidence of this was the 440 yd. relay team (Harristahl, Bob Przybylsk i, Bob Farkas, and Mark Grahek), which set a school record running a 46.5. At the meet, it came in seventh. The mile relay team (Farkas, Wavrin, Mike MeNeal, and Dave Keranen) ran a 3:33.3, also breaking a school record. They placed third. "That time was better than any that went to the state for Ely," said Mischke, "and they came in third." ""I have to mention Mike McNeal," said the coach of his junior quarter-miler. "He broke the old school record in the open quarter with a 52.3 (he placed fourth), then he ran a 51.5 (also a record) leg of the mile relay, and a 52.7 quarter in the sprint medley relay. That's really flying." Sophomore Tom Anderson also set a school record in the two-mile, running the distance in I0:6.5. "I'm really happy for Billy and Chris," Mischke went on to say of his state meet qualifiers. "They'reboth great kids, and they deserve to go." Seri. ;:,., - Hill qualified for the statein two events. She p: : ..... ;nd in both the shot put (40-2) and the high :n;. :nah Tjader will also be down in St. Cloud .:  Wolves, as she placed second in the discu:: * v roving the plate 118'3". "Tb  :..:%" did a good job," Wavrin continued. "They r::,., 7c1. It's nice to be taking so many girls to stateY Bill v- .-" d Chris Harristahl are off to the state hampionships in St. Cloud this Wed- day as they won their events in the Grand Rapids Friday. come into existence. The House bit the bullet, 92-20, and the amended parks bill moved to Governor Quie's desk where it awaits his signature. Johnson said he felt the Governor would not hesitate to sign the bill. The advisory committee idea has been under study for months in the Legislature. The concept was to create a 17-member panel, appointed by the Governor which would have only the power to study canoe country issues, discuss them and advise the state in regard to possible solutions. Although the committee would have no power beyond that of advice, it was bitterly fought by environ- mental groups which feared it would represent a prepon- Invades Campsite What do campers do when a belligerant cow moose decides to use their island campsite for a maternity ward? This was the problem faced by John Christian of Phoenix, Ariz., and Gene Martz of Evanston, Ill., Thur- sday, when they returned from fishing on Carp Lake and found a big mama moose with two brand new youngsters had moved in alongside their tent. After viewing the mother and twins, the fishermen at- tempted to go ashore, only to discover that the cow was in no mood to share the island. She grunted and stamped and otherwise indicated that any attempt to come up on the campsite would be met with force. Facing a half ton of female anger, the two fishermen paddled around off shore waiting for the family to move. It didn't. Unable to get back to their tent and sleeping bags by dark, the fishermen gave up and traveled the 16 miles back to Quetieo-Superior Outfitters on Moose Lake, their point of departure arriving at midnight. According to Bernie Carlson, owner of the outfitting base, the two men returned to Carp Lake on Friday to GIVING THE JAYCEES A BOOST is Bob Olson (L), owner of Btll Rom's Canoe Country Outfitters. Olson's firm gave a bus to the Jaycees. Alan Saralampi, president of the Ely Jaycees received the title from Olson. The Jayeees plan to convert the bus into a lunch wagon for use at various activities throughout the year. Saralampi stated that his group hopes to have the con- version completed for "Roaring Stoney Days/" and their Fourth of July activities. retrieve their camping outfit, hoping the moose had moved her babies elsewhere. Carlson believes the moose selected the island as a sanctuary from fimberwolf packs. He noted thaDthere have been frequent sightings of moose this spring, including another cow with two calves near his outfitting base just north of the Fernberg Road. Today is Memorial Day and aH the nation gathers in mourning...that is, all citizens will take off their hats. place their hands over their hearts and say a short prayer in memory of the thousands, of gas pumps that died last week.