Naugatuck Daily News from Naugatuck, Connecticut on October 28, 1949 · Page 7
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MARCH OF EVENTS Government Now Recruits An Army of Fishermen Fresh Water Pond* to Bolster Supply of Food Washington Special to Central Press "TPTASHINGTON—Own your own fish pond in virtually your own \\/ backyard. Grow your own fish "crop" at a lower cost than any other food. Enjoy the most popular of all sports for the young and old and add to the richness and variety of your diet at only a few cents a pound. Sounds a little fantastic, but it is not. The government is sponsoring the Idea and is rapidly making this country a. nation of flsh- I 'crmen. In no other form of recruiting has the success been so great. The idea was born during World War II. In studying ways in which to increase the food supply of the nation, the Department of Agriculture made a surprising discovery. It found that one of our greatest natural resources was being almost completely neglected. There were tens of thousands of fresh water ponds, one or more on almost every farm and many only a few miles from urban centers, which with little effort could be made to produce an unfailing supply of fish at a lower cost than any other crop. . The raising of pond fish is an old and widespread type of farming in many parts of the world. In Europe and in the Orient the culture of pond fish has been an important pursuit for centuries. Ever since the Middle Ages the farmers of France have raised fish for food and fertilizer as part of a regular crop rotation. In 1934 the ponds in Poland* yielded an approximate 22 million pounds of fish. In the Philippines the yield was about 98 million pounds. In the United States interest in pond fish culture had been local and sporadic. Early efforts were directed almost entirely toward raising carp. Possibly the general lack of interest that had existed in this country in the development of farm flsh ponds was the result of the impression that carp is the only fish that can be easily raised. As an experiment the Fish and Wildlife Service stocked ponds in different sections of the country with sunfish and bass. The results were disappointing. Then commercial fertilizer was applied to the surface of the water and the results were dramatic. Ponds which had been producing less than 50 pounds of fish a year now began producing from 500 to 600 pounds of large pan-size fish'per acre. The fish do not consume the fertilizer. It sinks to the bottom and promotes growth of microscopic plants and animal life on which fish feed. Fish grow to pan size in one year and except in rare instances ponds never need restocking. In the second year the pond will have reached its limit in fish—measured in pounds. All that is required then is plenty of fishing. For every 10 pounds of fish removed, another 10 pounds will grow. The faster the pond Is fished, the faster the rate of generation. It is the ambition of the Department of Agriculture to see at least 1,000,000 producing fresh water ponds on the farms of the nation. They will not only supply much needed recreation for the members of these hard working families, but will greatly add to our food supply. The government -win supply bulletins and maps •howing how to select a pond or site for fish-growing", and how to build a dam. The Fish and Wildlife Service win stock the pond with fish best adapted for your section of the country. Usually they stock 1.000 sunflsh and 100 bass for each surface acre of water. •Jnif re f- fter the pond re< l uires H "le attention, aside from yearly fcrtiUzatum. All you need to do is fish to your heart* content— •Bd the- more you flsh the better the results will bo. 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PRICES BEGIN AT 139 95 TERMS m LOW at $175 WEEK TRADE-IN ALLOWANCE FOR OLD MACHINES CARLSON'S OPEN' FRIDAY EVENING — CLOSED MONDAYS Retired Admiral Wants Japanese, U. S. Peace Treaty (By United Press) A retired Connecticut admlnil says our country must consider the possibility of war with Rii.ssia sometime In the future. If that day does come, says Admiral Thomas S. Hart of Sharon, we should see to it that Japan in rn-nrmed. Admiral Hart, who wnn commander of the Asiatic fleet at. the time of Pearl Harbor, says th.5 ttme has come when the United, Elates and Japan should sign a peace treaty. He told a military group at Hart- forrl~that the treaty ought to he signed to—as he put it—"w^sh out the various mistakes" the United States has made in the occupation of Japan. The Japanese people, he said, "rift not look to us aa they rtld i-lcht after the surrender. They think our bureaucracy is worse than anything they ever had." SENTENCED TO DIE in the Raiford, Fla., Prison, Reed Hatton (left), 20, ol San Francisco, shows a reporter the electric chair in which he will goto his doom. Found guilty of a Christmas Evo slnying in 1947, Hatton was described by alienists as a "dangerous mnn." Although his mother had sought a commutation of sentence on grounds of insanity, Hatton told Governor .Fuller of Florida that he wants to die. (International) Released Prisoner Must Not Speak To Press Or Newsmen Spencer, Mass., Oct. 2B— (UP) — Comely Mrs. Bertha Surprise Cote —freed after 28 months imprisonment for the Yuletidc bludgeon- slaying of her husband—remains a virtual prisoner in 'her mother's home today because of strict parole conditions., One rule in particular—imposed in addition to the 11 standard rules of conduct for parolees—has th? former Brockton housewifa "frightened to death." Dr. Miriam Van Waters—superintendent of the FramiP-sham. Women's Reformatory—says this condition specifies that Mrs. Cote must not see the press or even does, it will be under penalty of bo- talk with newspapermen. If she ing returned to snrve the 'balance of her thrce-and-one-half to six year manslaughter sentence. Mrs. Cote did not dai-e to speak to reporters who x:aJled. at her childhood home "yes't"errla.y. Each time a newsman called, Mrs. Char- Numbers Tell Vets When NSLI Dividend Checks Are Mailed Washington, Oct. 2&—(UP)—The-. Veterans) Administration, says World War II Vets can tell just about when they'll receive their >G—T insurance dividends The card returned to the veteran after he sent in his application for a shnrc of the ,$2.aOD,000 fund, has numbers at the upper le-ft-hnnd corner. Thr numbers show the week in 1950 in which the dividend check will bo mailed. For instance A-l 'means the check goes out the first week n January The digits run tc. A-15. Numbers beyond that are special cases. lotte Wetherell, her sister, came cnit of the house and carefully locked the door behind her. Mrs. Wptherell confined her remarks to brevities and refused to disclose the whereabouts of Mrs. Ccte'a sfven-year-old daughter. Barbara Ann, who had been staying therf while her mother was imprisoned. NAUGATUCK NEWS (CONN.), FRIDAY, OCT. 2R, 1(M!»—PAGE 7 KEEPS AN EYE ON RARE BABY EBIS Army To Release 350 Connecticut Men By December 1 (By United Press) More than 350 Connecticut men will be eligible to leave the Army after Dec. 1. Brif/adicr - General Vernon S Morehouss. who heads the State Selective Service, says the men were drafted under the peacetime act of last year. They are affected by the recently announced policy of permitting withdrawal from the army after 12 months .service. But the men will be required to join an active reserve organization. Menawhile, General Morehouse says that the unified system of registration stations in Connecticut will be ready in about a week. Under the new set-up, 18-year-old boys will register for the draft at army recruiting stations. :The two draft boards in Waterbury and three hoards in Hart- foard have been coordinated with the' army this week. The same changes have also been made in Bristol, Willimantic, Norwich and London. Columbia Boy Scout 10 Be Cited For Saving Man's Life (By United Press} A Boy Scout from Columbia is o be cited by I he organization" National Court of Honor. Guy C. Beck, a S!ar Scout of Troop 52. is credited with savin;; he life of a Hartford man in Co- umhia I-^nko. Paul P. Jarvin wan trapp*>'J in his light seaplane when it cmchi"t n the lake in August, 1948. Beck, who had been told not to swiin >ecause of an injured arm, went n after Jarvis and brought him to shore. FIRST OF ITS SPECIES to be reared in the Bronx Zoo in 30 years, a baby ibis meejs keeper Joseph Bell beak-to-beak. The birdlet, which has been nestac. has been moved into indoor winter quarters. (International) Denf eld Ouster Deplored By Mass. Congressman Bates Salem, Mass., Oct. 28— (V P) — Congressman George Bates of Massachusetts s'ays that the ouster of Admiral Louis Denfeld was a "great miscarriaije of justice." The Republican lav/maker—who is a member of the House Armed Services committee—says the move will have serious repercussions in the arm«d services and in Congress. "A ;>reat issue is involved here," Bates warns, "the issue of whether Congress has the right to get the truth " Bates said that Denfeld was removed as chief of naval operations despite assurances that there would be no reprisals against officers who testified before the Armed Services committee. Bates said that "we askod Dan- feld and the other officers to talk frankly and sincerely and prom- ised them they would not be punished for doing so." The Bay State Congressman added that Dcfc Secretary Louis Johnson said there would be no reprisals." The dismissal of Denfeld, Bates says, imposts an automatic "gag rule" on congressional investiga tions at an important time. "Mili l.iry officers won't dare to speak the truth to Congress," he said "they will be fearful of being re moved from office." Representative Bates said he heard reports that Navy Secretary Francis Matthews had told In President that Denfeld must b removed or he would quit. "If that were the choice," Bale said—and these are his words— "Matthews should have gone. Bates added, "he was the wea! sister, a ma.n wno. admits he know nothing about the job." 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