Week of April 24, 1955
Thirteen-year-old George Magoutas of Williamsport planted a garden, part of which to onion sets. After the onions sprouted and pushed through the surface of the ground, he would find, each morning, that a number of them were partially uprooted.
Friends thought maybe birds or skunks were pulling up the onions, but George couldn't catch the culprit. So, one night this week he decided to investigate with a flashlight. That's when he discovered that the surface of the onion patch was teeming with big fishing worms that uprooted the onions where they came through the ground.
Now George is planning to go into the night crawler business.
There are enough shrubs, tulips and other flowers blooming in the Jamison gardens to justify a visit this weekend. The ornamental cherries at City Park also are in full bloom and well worth a visit.
Homegrown asparagus debuted at City Market this morning and found ready buyers. Amos Miller, the county's asparagus king, reported that he will have the succulent vegetable until well up in June.