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TUESDAY/JUNE 24, 194!' THE NEWS-PALLADIUM E A i t s d f r i j C H E S T E R W . B A I L E . Y OPEN SECTION OF CAMPBELL tREEK AREA Negotiations Completed By ' Paw Paw Conservation Club Members PAW PAW, June 24--Inaugurating a new system of co-operation the Paw Paw Conservation club has ·'closed negotiations which will give the public access to three quarters of a mile along Campbell creek for fishing purposes. The fisheries committee of the club has been working for some time on the plan, and has secured an easement for fishermen to a strip of land two rods wide along each side of the stream. Co-operation of the Almena township board offered the first opportunity to use the new plan of easement on trout streams frontage. , Dan Bosma of the lands division "of the Conservation, and Mr. Clark of the fishery division have played an active part in working out this program. As representatives of the Department these men forsee state aid in stream improvement, addl- ·tional fish planting, stiles for'fences, and many other developments to improve fishing and protect land owners. At present Campbell creek affords the only public trout stream in this area. However V. J. Miller, head of the club's fish, committee and the originator of the idea believes many miles of exceptional trout water can be obtained on the branches of 'the Paw Paw river. These easements, given without cost, will assure that the future of the average fisherman will not be doomed by selfish "Tag- gerts." To Establish Precedent ' Miller and his committee have spent months in co-operating with the Attorney General's office, and the conservation department in working 'out these new forms to be used in securing a fair and legal easement During these months Jay Marks, de- ipartment head of fishery matters oto this area and George Taack, Van Buren county conservation officer have given their assistance. " The next meeting of the Conservation commission will find the J Campbell Creek easement on their ' docket for approval. With their acceptance a new milestone in the fight to give the average man a place to fish will have been crtab - lishcd. Here Is Yankee Got Its How rings Nome HASTINGS, June 24--Part of ( :Yankee Springs, old-time hostelry t site and once a wild turkey hunting ' ground, has been added to the Barry county game restoration pro.1- 'ect by the conservation department and news of the transaction recalls "to old-timers of this vicinity th story of how the site was named. Tradition has It that travelers ·'meeting on the Indian trail passing ; .thls spot were pleased to dtscove: when they stopped for lunch, resi -'and story-swapping at one of the ''cool springs that they were fellow ."Yankees. In true Yankee fashloi "they marked the spring as their. by carving the name "Yankees ·Spring" on the nearest tree. On land surveyed in 1830, one Calvin Lewis established an Im , .called the Mansion House. Pur,chased latef by William "Yank -.·Bill" Lewis, it acquired considerable fame as Yankee Springs Tavern. Today only a "horse block" remains of the once busy stage coach station at which four stages stopped daily on the run between Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids aboil .1837. After construction of a plank road west of Gun Lake in 1855, business fell off rapidly and the build- ring which is said to have consisted of "six 'stories on the ground" was allowed to deteriorate. As part of the game project area -.the site will once again be public .hunting ground, with a game supply--of rabbits, squirrels and partridge--favored by food and cover 'plantings made under the direclloi of the conservation department's · game division. PHEASANT^EG G S ARE OBTAINED BY PAW PAW CLUB The Paw Paw Conservation club obtained its 500 pheasant eggs from the Mason game farm on June 3 These eggs are now in the Wa- cheeck hatchery at Gobies and the .hatch is due on the 28th. Mr. Wa- .cheeck, an able commercial hatchery man, was able to obtain an excellent 80 per cent hatch lor the Kendal Rod and Gun club recently. With its 2',5-bushel of pheasant, eggs being hatched the pheasant committee head is more nervous than the proverbial hens would be. M. E. Weston, the chairman, is busy working with his committee men in advising club members on feeding, j housing, and the myriad olher | problems confronting the volunteers who will raise the pheasants. Once established and on their own at between 8 and 10 weeks, the young pheasants will be released in Van Buren county by George Taack. local officer. It is planned to band each bird previous to release that every bird hunter may judge for himself as to the effectiveness of the planting. Weston announces that a few chicks are still available. Anyone wi/ling to construct a proper coop ond care for a few of these young birds should contact Mr. Weston. "Never Off Duty Pointing out the right road to lost drivers in the tourist country is one of many unscheduled tasks that have become rountine work for the Michigan conservation officer. In the course of law enforcement patrols and assistance in ftsll and game affairs, the finding of lost persons, administering first aid, informing sportsmen where hunting or fishing is good, and similar duties help make every day a busy one. A new conservation dc- lartment sound film entitled "Never Off Duly" shows how the phrase fits the job. Another Army Pozsec/Geologists For Action, But /f's Fish They Are After 1941 Seaton Opens At Stroke Of Midnight And There'll Be Little Sleep Tonight For The Regiment Of Anglers The great army of anglers is fully mobilized today with the vanguard ready to attack on the stroke of midnight. The flnal restriction on 1941 fishing will be lifted at 12 tonight, ushering in another fishing season on Michigan's more than 5,000 lakes. Everything points to a rousing opening. Boat livery operators at many At Work In M i c h i g a n ' IRON MOUNTAIN, June 24--Resuming an annual'summer research program, two field parties of the conservation department's geology division are at work in western upper Michigan, surface mapping and making geo-physlcal surveys of the eastern end of Dickinson county for potential "iron deposits, and of An- tonagon county for possible deposits of copper. Using dip needles and diamond juveryimng poims 10 a IUUIIIB upuimiy. .DUUIJ uvuij VJJUKIUJIO «u imvu.r - o --i- -- --·- of the nearby lakes reported every boat had been rented in advance, some | drill records in connection will BAIT-CATCHING /S MADE EASY for more than three weeks before the magic June 25. One dollar is the standard price for a boat on the opening, although a few opportunists still charge whatever they think the demand will bear. Over the highways and biways an-' other army of anglers moved toward their favorite lakes carrying their own boats on trailers or on the tops of their cars. The midnight brigade consists largely of bass fishermen, armed to the teeth with old favorites and newest creations in lures. Comes Tlio Dawn By dawn the bluegill legions will be in position. Fly fishermen will be out In greater numbers than ever, this year, for both bass and bluegllls. Rules and regulations on creel limits and minimum sizes are unchanged this season, although 1942 may bring some new ones. For large and small mouth black bass the day's legal limit is five, and minimum size 1Q Inches. Five also is the limit for one day's catch of pike and walleyes, with 14 inches Iho minimum "keeper" length. The bluegill creel limit remains unchanged at 25 and the minimum size six inches, along with perch, crappies or speckled bass, and rock bass. The 25 per day limit, however, applies to cacli species or any combination of all of them. Each angler may lire up lo two lines for still fishing or trolling, each under immediate control, with a maximum of four hooks on all lines. Wednesday's opening will contrast considerably with that a year ago. Fish this year finished spawning from two to three weeks before the opening; last year, because of a lens, cold spring, I hey were on the beds until two weeks or more after the opening on some lakes. The number of fishermen out at the start may be reduced somewhat by increased employment this year, but this will serve to increase the evening surge, with Saturday and Sunday, provided the weather is right, bringing out .1 peak crowd. S AMBUKG, Tcnn., June 24-Discovered: a way lo get live roaches out ot .your ball box without having 'cm crawl all over your hands. Fishermen at IlcClfoot Lake near here wvil iv piece of bvoom- hnmlle upright in the center of Hie ball-bucket. The roaches, curious, crawl to the lop one nl u lime--and are picked off deftly, (liitinb and forefinger. CLAMMERS WILL BE BUSY IN JULY LANSING, June 24--Clammcrf who t n k e mussels from streams of the 35 southern counties of Michigan lo get their shells for button making will operate only in tho month of July again this year, the fourth in which the season hn* been limited because of the scarcity of these fresh water clams. A license to take mussels cost, residents $3, non-residents $50, and licenses are not. issued until reports of the previous year's operations are filed wllh the conservation department's fish division. . Peak year for mussel fishermen, according to conservation department records, wan 1029, when 2,500 were employed half n million at tho dollars' work and worth of FISHING GUIDE ISSUED BY STATEl Indicating the trend of midwert vacation thinking are increased demands for 1941 Michigan flsh law digests, the handy-sized conservation department guide to fishing regulations. On placing an order for an additional supply of the digests, Mildred Howe, manager of the Michigan Tourist Information Bureau on South Dearborn street, Chicago, reported that inquiries about Michigan tourist attractions are th; shells nnd other materials was produced. In 1940 only 37 took out licenses. Sometimes clammcrs find pearls. In 1933, pearls and imperfect pearls culled slugs valued a' $2,500 were taken. BEARS DECREASING; STILL PLENTY LEFT OTTAWA, June 24.--Fishing bears that prowl the banks of small streams in the Islands off the Queen British Charlotte Columbia coast are a big headache to fisheries officials--but there aren't us many as there used to be. Ninty-onc of the marauders were shot In 1940, reports to the fisheries department said. Bears are numerous in the islands. Officials said that along one small section of beach ten of the animals were seen ·p four time's greater this vear scooping out pawfuls of salmon as In l a s t " 5 ! t h e big fish began ascending creeks ' !to the spawning grounds. Cheboygan County To Have Extended Fishing Grounds LANSING. June 24--More than a i a parcel measuring 400 feet wide at mile and a half of trout water in the water's edge. On Cub lake, i TV i seven miles south of Hillsdale. the of Wol- ( t u acquiring 530 feet, of shore. Toultry produces more than one* fourth of the. farmers' Income from livestock In Oklahoma and ap- ;nt of all ; income lo the st*te. the Sturgeon river nortl vorine is on the way to becoming a public fishing ground and place of access after conservation commission approval of June frontage purchases w i t h fishing license funds. Lands being bought in Cheboygan county will give the state 6,800 feet along both sides of the stream and 1,700 feet along one side. Frontage purchases have been approved on four southern Michigan lakes also. On Nero lake in Ogemaw county which the conservation department's institute for fisheries research says may be ncom H per cent of all .arm!TM dft *- tr ?? 1 lake by ««*«««"«.?»* Three hundred feet of frontage on Coldwatcr lake, eight miles north of Coldwater, will give acce.=s to a chain of lakes that provide good fishing. Frontage of 250 fee! will assure fishermen of entrance to Barlon lake, near Vicksburg, one of the better fishing lakes of Kalamazoo county. The commission also acquired a .small parcel of land near Lydell state fish hatchery that will give control over springs which furnish part of the haKhcry water) supply. ! Public fishing site.? being acquired are not open to public use until details of the sale transaction are completed. their examination of old test pits shafts, trenches and outcroppings and equipped with information prev^ ious'ly gathered, the Dickinson couiv ty party und'r direction ot Dr. Car A. Lamcy of Ohio State Universifr and Dr. Carl E. Dutton of Wayn University is seeking a better under standing of the geology of tho Me nominee range. Since the range wa mapped by earlier field parties, sur face conditions have been changei by road building, mining operations erosion and other factors, revcalin geological features and structure not previously known. In Ontonagon county an attemp is being made to trace known coppc bearing lodes into .territories wher beds are not exposed and have no been explored. The field party i working from Lake Mine soulhwes to the village of Mass, under dlrec lion of Klril Splroff of Michlgai College of Mining and Technolog and Dr. Justin Zlnn of Michlgai Stale College. Work In both fields will IDC carrier on until September 15. VISITORS AT FORT CUSTER CAUTIONED TO DRIVE SLOWLY FORT CUSTER, June 24--Visitor arc welcome at Fort Ouster,'but thcj nve warned when driving throng! the post that a rigidly-enforced 25 mile speed limit is in effect. Purpose of the limit is to protec the thousands of soldiers constant! moving from one place to anothe on the 14,000-acre reservation, Majo Frank S. Prllchnrrt, post provos marshal, said todaj'. Roads through the fort are pa trolled by military police. Trafft violators ore given tickets ordertni them to report to the post's polic headquarters where they are told o the hazards to soldiers created b careless driving and are cautionei against n repetition of the offense Serious offenders are referred to th State Police. If an officer or soldier violates i t r a f f i c rule he is deprived of tin use of his car within the fort for » month, Major Pritchard snld. 'LlTTLEWCKGfRL' REALLY TRAINS 'EM MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 24.-- Mcmphians turn their heads and blink their eyes when the city' 'Little Duck Girl" marches dowi the street, followed by her obedicn crew. "Get in line!" Twelve-year-old Virginia May Taylor orders over he shoulder and her three duckling Donny, Johnny and Mickie. movi into single file, quacking mildly 'Stop!" sho c.immands, and thcj squat docilely on the sidewalk. "She can train anything," hei mother, Mrs. Jesse G. Taylor said Other pets Include a small t 'Queenio"--who does tricks for her --a baby chick, ''Pete." and a bantam hen, "Sweet Pea." NEff FISHING SITES MADE ACCESSIBLE I i t h e r t o Unapproachable Spots Await Sportsmen Tomorrow With the opening of the 1941 in- and fishing season tomorrow angers will have their first oppor- unity to use some of the access ites on lakes in this district which he State Department of Conserva- ion has purchased for that pur- tose. Out of each $1 paid for fishing icenses, 40 cents goes into a fund armarked for such land pur- hases on lakes and streams. Improvements on the acquired ights already are underway on ome of the sites on lakes in southwestern Michigan. Parking Area Provided At Round lake, of the Sister lakes [roup, grading had been completed ilong Napier road to permit fisherman to get their boats down to the vater. Across the highway a large )arking area for cars and trailers las been graded out of a hillside. This will permit fishermen with heir own boats to use the lake vithout going on private property. Another access site has been im- jroved at .Fish lake in Cass county lear Marcellus. Here it was necessary to construct a road and gravel .t through Tamarack swamp to ·each the lake. A parking space IBB been ' provided some 100 yards !rom the lake, but the road will .ead to the water's edge, with suf- :icient space to drive there with a trailer and turn- around. Another access site has been acquired at Paw Paw lake, off M-140 on the east side of Sherwood bay in Watervliet township. While no improvements have been made there as yet, fiishermen will be able to use it for launching boats. These access s i t e s are not intended as public parks, but rathei just what the term implies, a place when any 'fisherman may come with his boat and get 'it into the watci without going on private property. They are not intended for public docks where private boats may be kept when not in use, and the private boats will not be permittee: to be tied up there. Such a privilege would result in the way 'being blocked for easy access lor other boats. Picnic tables and a public restroom are expected to be provided at these points. The success of these access sites depends pretty much on how well fishermen observe the regulations regarding their use. The state hopes ultimately to provide such places on all of the most commonly used lakes. Ah, This Is The Life! /'·' J Dawn tomorrow will find this scene duplicated many thousand times as .he last of Michigan's Inland lakes are opened to fishing again. Far from Europe's rattling machine guns, screeching; dive bombers, and the destructive blast of exploding bombs, the silence of early dawn in Michigan will lie broken only by the soft swish of flylines whipping the air, and the soft plunks of plugs striking the water, with birds joining in with an obligato of peaceful song. · · (This department will gladly answer questions on the outdoors provided a stamped, self-addressed envelope is enclosed for reply.) WASTE LANDS' STUDIED FOR GRAZING USE Three Million Acres In Northern Michigan Are Being Mapped EAST, LANSING, June.24-^Meas- uring the usefulness of two to three million acres of grass-and-brush wild land of northern Michigan for grazing by milch cows, beef cattle . or sheep is a 5-year task which Dee L. Weaver, research assistant at : Michigan State College,, has map- · ped after one year's preliminary' work in the fleld. '. . : Weaver Is working in co-operation with the state conservation department in the study. Some A the northern lands involved are abandoned farms, but most are pine and hardwood cut-over lands which were so severely or repeat- \ edly burned by forest flres before fire protection became general that grasses and shrubs moved in and' low tend to persist in these seml- pen areas. Several large scale grazing opera- ions on Michigan's wild grass lands have been short lived, but much of he area of this type is now graaed. o some extent. To supplant pres- nt trial and error tests of the, and's usefulness, more information s needed, Weaver reports. Besides checking on the carrying capacity of the wild grass-brush nds by observing them for five uccessive seasons under differing bnditions and different methods of grazing, Weaver plans to observe 1 he effects domestic cattle grazing of these lands will have'upon deer, grouse and other wildlife. Merits Of The Porcupine FIRST OF SERIES OF LAND SALES SCHEDULED SOON LANSING, June 24.--Land sales scheduled by the conservation de- partm.ent for July 15 to 18 in cities near the Straits of Mackinac will bs the first to dispose of tax- reverted municipal lots on which municipal recommendations of sale have been approved 'by the conservation commission. These sales are the first of a series which will return tax-reverted city and village lots to private ownership. All bidders arc on an equal footing and all sales arc for cash. Further sales of municipal lots in the 47 northern counties, where tax- reverted properties arc administered by the conservation department, will be scheduled as more local plans are approved by the commission and records are completed. Dates, places and the 17 municipalities involved in the first series of sales are: July 15, at Rogers City, for Millersburg and Onaway in Presquc Isle county; July 16, at Cheboygan, for Wolverine and Cheboygan in Cheboygan county; July 17, at Pctoskey, for Alanson, Harbor Springs, Mackinaw City, Pellston and Petoskey in Emmet county; and July 18, at Traverse City, for Beulah and Elbsrta in BeiYzie county, Empire, Northport and Suttor's Bay in Leelanau county, and Fife Lake, Klngsley a n d ' Traverse City, in Grand Traverse County. BY BUELL PATTERSON Nofc long ago Cal Johnson and I were discussing the prickly, old porcupine and the place that animated pin cushion holds in the animal world. The talk all centered on the ancient theory that the porcupine is an animal which a man, lost in the woods without a gun, can capture, sill .and eat. I said that it -would take a pretty hungry man to want to e a t p o r c u p i n e meat. This statement brought a lot of first-hand information from Cal. He said that the Patterson early river men who floated the logs down to the saw mills used to consider porcupine quite a delicacy. The liver was especially prized. It is easily obtained, I quote Cal, "by making a cut just under the neck into which the hand is thrust so that the liver -can be pulled out." Old man Johnson says the liver may be fried in bacon or baked slowly in a pan filled with bacon, Hot claims that if you don't know what you are eating you will like porcupine liver. If you do know, you may not be so well pleased. There is a lot in what you think DEER HUNTING AREAS EXTENDED Expansion of public hunting grounds approved by the commission include purchases with deer hunting license funds of 80 acres in Ogcmaw slate forest, 40 acres in Cusino state game area, 480 acres In Cedar river game area, 480 acres in Wilderness Park game area, nnd 590 acres in Mackinac state forest in a block which has three-quarters of a mile of frontage on Hendrts river and five-eighths of a mile on a branch of the Hendrie. Additions approved for Pittman-Robertson projects include 1,425 acres in Gra- tiot-Snginaw wildlife restoration' area, 220 acres in the Danville area and 30 acres in Barry county area. (OS I.IQt'OR FISHING SEASON OPENS OFFICIALLY AT Bass Island Park I'ipeslone Lake . Phone R. H. 7218-FU Good Fishing - Clean Boats To Rent ., DANCING WED., FRI. SAT. NITES Special Fried Chicken 45c WINK BEER you arre eating to affect your jalate reactions. Even Cal wouldn't advocate try- ng to sink your teeth in an old porcupine, but the young, fat ones are said to be tender and choice chewing. The porcupine is not difficult to dress because there are no sharp quills in the belly and the skin is loose and easy to catch lold of. in the skinning process. Porcupine meat should be aged by hanging it up for several days unless the weather is extremely hot. Then, of course, the meat might spoil and be. inedible. Roasted porcupine or porcupine stewed as rabbits are stewed once was n. fairy common dish among the pioneer oggers. The meat should be par- boi)ed for at least half an hour to make it tender. Almost any active person could dispatch a porcupine with a stick or club, even if he had no other weapon and there is no doubt that there have been instances when a porcupine saved some lost person from starvation. I was once lost two days myself, but hungry as I was I couldn't stomach an aged porky that I knocked over, but then, maybe I wasn't hungry enough or was too squeamish for the manly fare. If you are game you might try some of Cal's ideas out. Copyright, 1941, North American . Sportsman's Bureau, Inc. Two deer were observed · on the east portion of the Frank Eagaa. "arm southeast of town last week by Will Floate and John Dunn, the atter residing on the.Eagan place. The deer were on the cast 40 acres of the Eagan farm just south of 'he Floate place. Both were does. At least Messrs. Ploate and Dunn who were within 5 rods of the animals could detect no trace of antlers on either. Ths deer moved west across the Eagan Mace to a point near the Hartford- " Keeler road before the two men ost sight of them. The deer probably came from ths sizable herd in Allegan county, stray members of which have been sighted as far south as Cass county. Several have been seen in Hartford ut these are the only ones reported this spring. SEEDLINGS ARE SET OUT IN SEVEN STATE FORESTS International Fisheries Control Wins Approval LANSING, June 24--An international fisheries commission "may well prove a satisfactory answer to the problems of the Great Lakes fisheries . . . which at present are not in a prosperous condition," in the opinion of the Michigan.conser- vation commission. Endorsement of control by an international commission instead of by the eight lake states and the province of Ontario comes only after the Michigan authority found years of effort to achieve uniform regulations by the several states produced accomplishments that have been "disappointingly small." Michigan, with 40 per cent of the Great Lakes area, has maintained the highest standards, and "this un- questionably has resulted In much discrimination to tile disadvantage of our fishermen," the commission declares.. If basic regulations were made by an international board, the commission suggests reserving to each state the right to make more restrictive rules where needed locally. The conservation commission's endorsement of uniform regulation by an international commission as means of restoring the fisheries ,anc improving the lot of the individua fisherman is made in a communication to the International Board of Inquiry for Great Lakes Fisheries which has been conducting hearings in Great Lakes ports. FISHERMEN ATTENTION Season Opens 25th Shakespeare Wonder Reel $4.95 Landing Nets $1 to $2.95 Tackle Boxes 69c to $5.50 Minnow Buckets $1.19 to $3.75 Casting Rods 50c to $16.50 Heddon - Creek Club Shakespeare Plug Baits Flies Leaders Casting Lines Hardware Sporting Goods TWO STRAY DOES SEEN ON FARM NEAR HARTFORD LANSING, June 24--Spring tree planting operations of the conservation department's forestry division ended recently'after 2,446,000 seedlings had been set out on 3,601 lores of state forest land, according the report of Gl. S. Mclntire, assistant state forester. While weather was almost ideaj for the work, plantings were much smaller than in recent years bccaus* of lack of CCC labor. Some labor was hired when CCO labor was nol available. CCC camp enrollments are low this year because of heavy demands by the army and industrial centers. Plantings on seven state foresti covered 1,382 acres on Presque Isle, 687 on Houghton Lake, 596 on Black Lake, 302 on Hlgglns Lake 229 on Allegan, 183 on Lake Superior, 14J on Au Sable and 73 acres on Fift Lake state forest. S U M M E R SPOlRTS VALUES C O M P U T E FISHING TACKLE OUTFIT Everything you need fory biit curing. Includes y Air Flex Amateur / A | so Sportsman Rod, 50 / ^ wire leaders, x «nd y o u r / / 9 T Priced choice of/ I/V C»ne Poles, flpatingor / JC Lines, ^ Lenders, Hooks, sinking Millsite P Iu §- and Baits. SPECIAL SC10 Complete Use Your Credit ( o s y ^t Si. J«mk Main »n Bn*4 W. Mxln *l mt\ tut «t M-13» -- Benfon Harlmr