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The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 9

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Second Part Pagfes 9 to 16 VOL.. 37, NO. 95. CONNELLSVILLE, PA., FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 3, 1939. SIXTEEN PAGES. A AUS" WILLS DEFENDS PLANTING OF CARP IN YOUGH RIVER HERE By J. AUSTIN WILLS Vice-President Connellsville Chapter of Izaak Walton League. Having been in a large degree responsible for last fall's stocking of carp in the Youghiogheny River and wishing to defend this action as well as to enlighten those who are continually "carping" about the situation, I subr.:t the following information to followers of the angle. A fish unknown to the inland waters of the U. S. A. 71 years ago, j the carp today is the topic of much controversy and discussion. It was first introduced in Pennsylvania waters about 1880. It is a native of China, belongs to the lamily "cyprin- idae" and is closely related to the common gold fish and the majority of our small fresh water minnows. It was introduced in North European waters about 300 years ago and being very hardy, spread fast. Inten- WOMAN'S CLUB HEARS G-MAN, ML PLEASANT New Pope When He Visited U. S, Narcotic Agent Tells of Warfare Being Waged Against Weed. OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST Special to The Courier. MOUNT PLEASANT, Mar. 3.--Dr. V. L. Marino, an inspector in the division of narcotic drug control of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, sive study and propagation, resulted was speaker at the regular meeting in its being placed in all European j of the Junior Woman's Club Thursday evening at the home of the Misses waters. The farmers of Europe even domesticated the carp and suspended fish in nets in their springs, feeding them scrapes such as they fed to their hogs. The fish grew to unbelievable sizes. The fresh spring water sweetened the flavor of the meat and made it more palatable. Some carp were even milk fed. The Jews of Italy, particularly relished the carp eggs prefering it to The dis- roe or caviar of the sturgeon. U. S. Fish Commission first tributed carp to the Pennsylvania farmers lor private ponds, very lew being stocked in public waters. According to one theory advanced, the disastrous floods of 1889 swept many of the carp held in-these ponds into major public streams where, almost without exception they have become very abundant. Most game fishermen continually heap abuse on the lowly carp. Perhaps the name has something to do 1 with this opinion. Webster's definl- . tion of the word carp is "A fresh water fish or to find fault unreasonably." Quite a few factors enter into the desirability ol having this alien from Europe in our streams. After intensive reading on the subject I have discovered the following facts. The carp is very prolific. A single good sized fish usually deposits an average of 500,000 eggs. In spawning, each female is attended by several males. The femals releases the eggs wKIe darting about over vegetation in vary shallow water. The males following, fertilize the eggs which are at. an adhesive nature and cling to the plants. After this act has been accomplished no further protection is afforded either the spawn or the young carp. The eggs usually hatch after a period of about two weeks, and the fry subsist on the yolk sac for another five or six days. During this period, they are almost helpless and great inroads are made upon them by the smaller pan fish, crabs and min-' nows. Thus from the beginning they form an important source of food for our more favorable fishes. Their rate of growth is not very rapid and in the early stages the carp minnows provide a most suitable source of -food for our better known game fish such as the large and small mouth bass, the pikes, perches and the musky. Bait venders command a higher price . for carp minnows because they live longer and are more active on the hook than other species. To cite an example: At Chantagua Lake, N. Y., common minnows are 50 cents a dozen while carp minnows are 75 cents. If we expect to bring our Yough Hiver back once more to the position it held 30 years ago as a major game fishing stream, food fish must be established for the more predacious types such as the bass and pike. Just as a farmer fertilizes his fields to grow- better crops, so must a stream be built up to support fish life. The Susquebanna, famed throughout the East as being one of the best bass and wall eyed pike streams in the State of Pennsylvania, also abounds with carp, and 'Unbelievale catches arc being made yearly of all three species. Most of the carp belittlers will next bring out the time worn phrase "Carp destroy or eat spawn of our more desirable types of fish." This has been proven a fallacy. True, the carp is a bottom feeder. So is the sucker and cat fish. All three no doubt will {"i spawn i£ the opportunity is pres- rat. The early spring spawners such as the sucker, pickerel and wall eyed pike, generally run up tributary ^ streams to spawn and the eggs are deposited in areas not greatly disturbed by the carp, this early in the season. Carp are not very active when the water temperature is low, and are as a rule, mid-spring spawn- ers. Hence, the fingerling of the three above mentioned fish as well as perch, prey on the .carp eggs, and fry r in mid spring. Most fishermen know that the bass and others of the sunfish family as well as cat fish build nests and pair up to protect the nest and young fry,, and woe betide the carp or anything else that ventures near the spawning bed. Also every one knows the lighting characteristics of our black busses. Our small forage fish and min- i^ows usually spnwn under rocks as : protection to their eggs mostly in ripples and running water, while carp only frequent the still waters. In tiiis case it's not the carp but the bait fisherman and his seining who will make the greatest inroads. The foregoing facts prove that the i-pawn eating tendency of the carp had been over emphasized and has to substantiate If. Evans in South Church street. Dr. Marino talked on "Marijuana," the narcotic drug that is a problem in most of the larger cities. He described the fight that is being waged by government agents against the weed. At the close of the meeting there was a social hour with the hostesses for the evening being Mrs. William O. Bui-ry, Mrs. Edward Clark, Mrs. Lewis A. Harrer, Mrs. William Lozier, Jr.. and Mrs. Alex Copeland. Aid Society Meets. The Ladies' Aid Society · of the Methodist Episcopal Church held its regular meeting in the church Thursday evening. Anniversary Mass. Solemn anniversary requiem high mass was celebrated Thursday for ihe late Rev. Father Michael G. O'Donnell, a former pastor of St. Joseph's Church, at the church. It was the observance of the 25th anniversary of his death which occurred March 2, 1914. The pastor, Rev. Philip A. Dugan, was celebrant. Rev. O'Donnell was pastor of the local church for nine years prior to his death. Meeting- Tuesday. The regular meeting of James E. Zundell Post, American Legion, will be held Tuesday evening in the Legion home. Birth at Hospital. A sort was born Thursday night to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Faust of the Spelker building, Mount Pleasant, at Prick Memorial Hospital. Both jnoth- er and son are getting along nicely. Charles .Wilson's -Funeral. ; The funeral service for Charles Wilson was held Thursday afternoon at the home of Dr. A. D. Miller in East Main street. Interment was in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Mr. Wilson, who died at 11:10 o'clock Monday night at Cambridge, Ohio, is survived by five brothers and three sisters, Harry of Morgantown, W. Vs.; David of Cambridge, Ohio; John, Paul and William o£ Wheeling, W. Va.; Mrs. Mary Cunningham of Youngwood, and Misses Edna and Stella of New York City. Infant Son Dies. A son born io Mj\ and Mrs. Edwin Stevens of 131 East Main street Thursday, morning at Frick Memorial Hospital died at birth. Two Families Move. Two east end families have moved from Mount Pleasant. They are Mr. and Mrs. John Eckman and family from the corner of Washington and Hitchman streets to Youngwood, and E. A. Thomas and family from East Main street to Scottdale. Attendance Contest. An attendance contest will be launched at the First Evangelical and Reformed Sunday School, beginning Sunday morning. The confcsst will be conducted during the Lenten, season. Injured in Fall. Mrs. Joseph Shibilslci, 31 years old, of Standard, suffered a head laceration Tuesday morning when she fell down the steps at her home. She is a patient at Frick Memorial Hospital. Improves After Operation. William Simmons, who underwent an operation at Frick Memorial Hospital last Saturday, is slowly improving. PIUS BLESSES UNITED STATES AS ONE OF HIS INITIAL ACTS By United Press. VATICAN CITY, Mar. 3.--Pope Pius XII as one o£ his first acts after his election, yesterday gave a special i blessing to the United States, it was learned today. He gave the blessing to Cardinal O'Connell, archbishop of Boston. "I bless the United States.with aU my heart," he said, when the cardinal asked "for. his blessing. . - ' Cardinal. 'O'Connell,'· like other Americans-herd, was most enlhusias- ic over -the election. ·'- It was"known'' that" as" 'Cardinal Pacelli, the new Pope had had a par- icular interest in the United States. When he visited America in 1936, "to see with my own eyes this great and powerlul nation" he had flown to visit American cities, and he had visited In 1936 Eugenic Cardinal Pacelli toured the United States. Today he is Pope Pius Xll, being elected to the leadership of the Roman Catholic Church at a conclave of 62 cardinals in Vatk-jin City yesterday. Ore of his first acts alter the election was to give a special blessing to the United States. Me gave the blessing to Cardinal O'ConiicJi, archbishop of Boston. Would Have Officials Return Part of Salary Special to The Courier. HARRISBURG, Mar. 3.--A Pennsylvania legislator believes elected public officials should pay for holding office. Representative John G. Check, Jr., Westmoreland Democrat, sponsored a bill to require every elective State, county or municipal office-holder, including legislators, io turn over a tenth of the yearly salary to the Department of Revenue. Merriffjfown Man Dies After Crash Five Fatal Mishaps In 19th Bituminous District last Year President Roosevelt at Hyde Park. It was not so generally known that in his early manhood he nearly became professor of canonical law at the Catholic .University at " Washington. He was offered, and wanted to accept, this post. The Pope at the time asked him to give his services to the church here, advising that his future lay on this side of the Atlantic. It was known also that the new Pope was particularly eager that United States cardinals attend his coronation. Cardinal O'Connell, Cardinal Mundelein, archbishop of Chicago, and Cardinal Dougherty, archbishop of Philadelphia, plan to sail tor the United Stales in the liner Hex from Naples March 15, and it was regarded as certain that they would attend. New Loyalist Head GREENSBURG, Mar. 3.--Coal production in the 19th Bituminous District in 1938 amounted to 2,150,099 tons, the report of Inspector John A. Burias revealed today. The district lies within Westmoreland county.. Of the total 363,671 tons were mined by mechanical mining, 1,580,195 tons by machine mining and 196,833 tons by pick mining. · There were five fatal accidents, 44 serious accidents and 157 less -serious mishaps during the year. A total of 10,700 tons of coal were produced lor each lost-time accident and ·ISO/MO tons for each fatality. Israel Bruner Dead. SOMERSET, Mar. 3.--Israel Bruner, 92, died Wednesday at the home of his son, Ajlen, at.Somerset, R, D, 4. Ha leaves four children, 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. The funeral service will be held Saturday morn'mg. Dies at Somerset. SOMERSET, Mar. 3.--Mrs. William Kuhs, 76, died Wednesday at her homo north, of here of a heart attack. She leaves seven children, nine grandchildren, one brother and one sister. The funeral service will be held Saturday afternoon. Hospital Patients. Samuel Smitlcy of Dunbar and Walter Smith of South Connellsville have been admitted to Connellsville State Hospital for treatment. Pictured above is Diego Martinez Barrio, President of the Cortcz,who automatically became acting- President of Government Spain following the resignation of President Manuel Azana. Sfork Brings Girl fo Wife, 39; Husband, 72 Special to Tuo Courier. SOMERSET, Mar. 3.--An eight] child has been born here to Mrs Mary Burkett Sarver, 39, and he husband, James Sarver, 72, and un ployed. UNJONTOWN, Mar. 3.--Robert McGaughev, 50, of Merrittstown, died at 2 o'clock this morning at Uniontown Hospital of injuries received in an automobile accident on the road near Herbert. His was the fifth motor fatality in Fayette county this year. McGaughey, a timekeeper on a WPA project, was riding in a car with Hoy Gardner, 35, of Grindstone, when the machine failed to negotiate a curve and crashed into the parapet of a bridge. Gardner suffered injuries to the chest and back. the carp is its feeding habits. It food consists mostly of vegatation, seeds of waterlilies, wild rice and water oats. It also eats insects, worms and other bottom organisms. While rooting along the bottom it may thus destroy many water plants. This activity also causes a roily condition of the water which prevents sunlight from penetrating the water. This is a most deplorable condition, chiefly occuring in lakes. But then again this has a favorable side, too. A friend of mine, a veteran angler, cites this instance observed in the upper Susyuehanna. The water being clear, he saw a small school of fairly large carp, which were working through a pool, turning over stones and rooting around on the bottom. Following the carp closely were several nice smallmouths, snapping up the craw fish and small stone minnows disturbed by the carp in their feeding. Although a coarse fish, the carp is not undesirable as a food fish. I agree that in some ponds and lakes they do have a disagreeable muddy tasie. But this can be eliminated by proper preparation, usually by skinning and cutting ayay of the ventral surface. In rivers with stony bottoms this muddy taste is absent to a marked degree. The best size tor eating is from two to 10 pounds in weight, and cooked with various spices, it is truly an epicurean dish. The most undesirable feature ;boul j Continued on Page Fourteen. BE1EH..I SIMPLY HAD 10 THANK YOU rORTELLI NOME TO GET MY MEATS WHERE YOU DO" THE CIERKS WtP.t JUbF POLITE AND COURTEOUS ! »i THOUOH I WERE 6N I OtD CUSTOMER _ AND EVERYTHING- I GOT WAI SIMPLY PERFECT ' WHAT (I RELIEF TO j HMD SUCH r. DEPENDABLE; ffroufte ibt is referring to CONNELLSVILLE'^' UK* WEEK-END SPECIALS VEAL SHOULDER ROAST Ib. 15c VEAL CHOPS 2 Ibs. 33c VEAL BREAST For Stuffing 2 Ib. 25c VEAL LOAF or JUMBO BOLOGNA Ib.ISc FRESH HAMS whole or half Ib. 20c BACON SQUARES : . . . . . : . Ib. 15c LAMB SHOULDER ROAST ib. 18c PURE LARD :..-.:... 2 5bs. 17e BONELESS RIB or RUMP ROAST, Ib.20c RING LIVER PUDDING : 2 Ibs. 25c LEGS OF LAMB Ib. 22c FRESH SAUSAGE -2 Ibs. 35c SALT SIDE MEAT. Ib. 15c SOUSE -- HEAD CHEESE HOTTER -- EGGS -- CHEESE 206 No. Pittsburg Street Thone 679. 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