Cats may get the glory, but the red
fox is the mouser par excellence. His capacity for
field mice and other noxious rodents apparently
knows no limits, according to Prof. W.J. Hamilton,
Jr., of Cornell University, who has studied the
contents of the stomachs of nearly 1,000 fur-bearing
animals to learn their feeding habits. It is not
unusual, he says, to find as many as five mice in a
The fox is fond of fruits, and eats many berries during the
summer months. As winter approaches, his diet is restricted largely to mice and
rabbits, both of which are serious farm pests. Woodchucks become prey for foxes
when they emerge from their winter’s sleep. Foxes play havoc with the young
woodchucks, and the baby foxes grow fast on such a diet.
Hamilton said protective measures will be
necessary if the red fox is to survive for future generations. It would seem
only fair to protect the fox when the mother is with the young. The fox is one
of the finest game animals and furnishes many citizens sport and profit yearly.
He more than atones for the few birds he kills by his year-round destruction of
mice and other rodents.
The use of or experimenting with
rockets, rocket fuels, and the launching of rockets
was classified as a type of fireworks, and are to be
subject to the rules and regulations regarding
fireworks, according to State fire marshal Carl E.
Qualified adults may apply for a special permit from the fire
marshal’s office when such experiments are to be conducted in the state, when it
will be necessary to show that proper safety precautions are taken.
Weimer said that all minors, except those under the direct
supervision of an adult having a permit from his office, who are found
experimenting with, launching or attempting to launch rockets propelled by any
type of combustible fuel, shall be considered in violation of the state law and
shall be subject to the penalties.
A group of Calhoun’s best math
students went to Spencer High School last Saturday
to participate in the Region V Math Field Day.
While none of Calhoun’s students won regional honors, two
students from Arnoldsburg were awarded trophies for the highest number of points
made in the Calhoun delegation. In grades 4th to 6th, Laura Laughlin was top
scorer, and in grades 7th to 9th, Faith Kelleher accumulated the most points.