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The potato is a member of the deadly nightshade family and its leaves are indeed poisonous. The tuber is not poisonous in the least, but it took a lot to overcome cultural fears surrounding the plant. Come along with Tidbits as we consider the humble but miraculous potato. ● Potatoes originated in the Peruvian Andes. The Incas called them batatas. They were eating potatoes 2,000 years before Columbus set sail. There are over 5,000 kinds of potatoes growing in the Andes— so many types that the local language has 1,000 different words for potato. The Incas even measured time by how long it took a potato to cook. When the Spanish Conquistadors overran the land, they had never seen anything like the potato. They were forced to eat the strange new food when their own food supplies ran low. The potatoes they introduced to Europe turned out to be far more valuable than the gold that they killed for, but it took some doing to convince the European populace to try them out. ● In 1744 Prussia was at war and Frederick the Great was distressed to see his people starving to death. He had earlier been introduced to the potato as a food crop, and he encouraged the peasants to grow the new food as well. The peasants did grow them— but they only fed them to their livestock. turn the page for more Paying Top Prices for Copper, Brass, Aluminum, & Aluminum Cans Cash for Junk Autos, Appliances, Tin, Sheet Metal, & Scrap Iron

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POTATOES (continued) ● So the ruler had his cooks invent recipes using the potato, and passed copies of the recipes out to everybody. Still the people would not eat the potato. Finally Frederic resorted to the threat of violence: he issued an edict that anyone who did not eat potatoes would have their ears cut off. Potatoes quickly became the most important part of the Prussian diet. ● When French pharmacist Augustine Parmentier was captured during the Seven Year War in the mid-1700s, he was thrown into prison where his Prussian captors fed him little besides potatoes. He remained in good health in spite of the limited diet. When he was released, he returned home and encouraged all French families to start eating potatoes. He went to the King of France with a plan to grow potatoes and feed them to the hungry. The King was not impressed, but he consented to give Parmentier a few acres of the worst possible land near Paris. Nothing would grow there— nothing, that is, except potatoes, which thrived. Like the Prussians, the French people thought of potatoes as simply a food for livestock, so Parmentier devised scheme to change the tide of public opinion. ● Operating under the principle that people only want what they can’t have, he stationed soldiers around the potato field in order to “protect” this valuable crop from theft. However, he instructed the soldiers to take bribes and allow peasants to steal potatoes. The plan worked, and soon potatoes were growing all over the countryside. Next, Parmentier threw a huge feast, inviting all the most prominent names of the day. Everything served at the feast was made from potatoes - from soup to dessert. The Queen even wore potato flowers in her hair. This was all that was needed to make the potato a socially acceptable food. MOWING • (continued): LANDSCAPING • POWERWASHING POTATOES


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● On June 10, 1692, in Salem Village in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Bridget Bishop, the first colonist to be tried in the Salem witch trials, is hanged after being found guilty of the practice of witchcraft. In October, on order of the governor, the Salem witch trials, which resulted in the executions of 19 innocent women and men, effectively ended. ● On June 14, 1777, during the American Revolution, the Continental Congress adopts a resolution describing the design of the national flag. It became known as the "Stars and Stripes." ● On June 13, 1905, pitcher Christy Matthewson of the New York Giants throws the second no-hitter of his career. Matthewson won 31 games and lost only nine, and ended the 1905 season with an earned run average of just 1.28, more than a run and a half lower than the league average. ● On June 15, 1917, some two months after America's entrance into World War I, the U.S. Congress passes the Espionage Act. The Act essentially made it a crime for anyone to convey information intended to interfere with the war effort. Anyone found guilty of such acts would be subject to a fine of $10,000 and a prison sentence of 20 years. ● On June 12, 1940, Edsel Ford agrees to manufacture 9,000 Rolls-Royce-designed engines to be used in British and U.S. airplanes. Edsel's father, Henry, who still retained control over the company, personally and publicly canceled the deal, telling a reporter: "We are not doing business with the British government or any other government." ● On June 16, 1961, Rudolf Nureyev, the young star of the Soviet Union's Kirov Opera Ballet Company, defects during a stopover in Paris. Nureyev threw himself into the arms of airport security people, screaming, "Protect me!" ● On June 11, 1979, John Wayne, an iconic American film actor born Marion Morrison, dies at age 72. The "John Wayne" name was created during his first starring role "in The Big Trail" in 1930. The director didn't think Marion was a good name for an actor playing a tough Western hero.

WELCOME TO THIS WEEKS GOOSE TIPS Ice cream is the salvation of swampy summer nights in Ohio. As a kid, the promise of cool ice cream was reason enough to pile into the station wagon, roll down the windows, and outrun the mosquitoes. In the late 1980s, there were still several family-run ice cream stands around town. Now, they are all gone. Home-Made Ice Cream gets us through those hot summer nights at my house. I have an automatic Ice Cream maker, but what about those that don’t? Can you make delicious ice creams without the motorized action of a maker? The answer is yes. Here are a few of the best alternatives, ranging from low — to even lower — tech. The Play & Freeze ice cream ball contains a metal tube that you fill with an ice cream base. Ice and rock salt fill the sides of the ball itself, which you give to the kids to toss, roll, or otherwise agitate for about 20 minutes. Buy one of these for about $20. If you have a hand mixer, you can fill a bowl with the ice cream base, place it in the freezer, and mix on medium speed every 2 hours to break up any ice crystals, and create a chunky ice cream. My personal favorite: It doesn’t get more basic than a coffee can filled with an ice cream base that’s placed inside a larger can filled with ice and rock salt. Close both cans with plastic lids, shake for 25 minutes and, voilà, ice cream. When you do decide to dine out, gather around our dinner table at the Goose. Remember every Friday is Family Game Night, each week we’re serving up a different wild game. Be sure to mark your calendars for our Paking Lot Catfish Fry on June 21st and 22nd. Hungry for more? Find this week’s and other tips on our Facebook Page. The Wounded Goose, we have a lot of competition but our food doesn’t!

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POTATOES (continued) ● Potatoes didn’t gain popularity in America until Thomas Jefferson began serving them regularly at the White House. Then the potato caught on fast, with good reason. The potato is one of the most perfect natural sources of nutrition found so far. The average potato has 100 calories and provides 50% of the U.S. Recommended Daily Allowance of vitamin C; 20% of vitamin B6; 15% of iodine; 10% of niacin, iron and copper; and smaller amounts of other vitamins and minerals. Potatoes are high in potassium and fiber but have no fat and are almost salt free. ● No other food matches the potato in food energy per acre. Potatoes produce 75% more food energy per acre than wheat and 58% more than rice. The Soviet Union grows the most potatoes, followed by Poland, the US, and Canada. Only corn grows in more countries than potatoes. It’s the fourth most important food worldwide, after wheat, rice, and corn. It’s also is the only vegetable that grows in the desert and in mountains above 14,000 feet. The value of the potato worldwide exceeds $100 billion a year. ● Potatoes have many uses. They are used in the production of many kinds of foods. They are added to soups, sauces, pasta, baked goods and dairy products in order to help foods stick together, stop ice crystals from forming, and make food creamier. When used to make ethyl alcohol (ethanol), one acre of potatoes can produce enough gas to fill up 25 station wagons. A product made from potatoes is used by oil well drillers in order to keep their drills dry enough to keep the friction high. Potato starch was used in the early days of color photography, and vodka is made from distilled potatoes. Potato starch is now being made into “plastic” bags which decompose when buried. Potatoes are also used in manufacturing of plastics, medicines, paper, cloth, glue, and candy.

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For Advertising Call (740) 446-4543 POTATOES (continued) THE POTATO FAMINE ● Growing potatoes in Ireland became very popular because they were handy to have around during times of war. The edible underground tubers were likely to escape the notice of invading troops. The growing green tops could not be set afire as could fields of wheat or barley. Even if a potato field were trampled by soldiers, the tubers would be undamaged. Armies and outlaws were not likely to take the time to dig them up. After being dug up, the potatoes could be taken directly to the kitchen to be cooked and eaten without having to be ground at a mill first. They could be stored in a root cellar for months, to be eaten in leaner times. People with very little land could still grow lots of potatoes, which was not the case with grains. Potatoes thrived on Ireland’s very poor soil, and all that was needed to plant them was a spade rather than a horse and plow. It is thought that the nickname “spud” came from “spade.” ● The potato blight has been around as long as there have been potatoes, and there is still no cure for it. In 1845-1847 Ireland’s entire potato crop failed three years in a row, causing devastating starvation and social upheaval. Ireland’s population at that time was 8 million. The potato crop failed in America at the same time it failed in Ireland. However, in Ireland the potato was the sole food crop upon which the majority of the people depended for nourishment. In America, corn, oats, wheat, barley and other crops were grown in sufficient amounts so that Americans had other crops to feed them. One million people died in Ireland over the course of 3 years from hunger or disease, and another million moved away.

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For Advertising Call (740) 446-4543 IRENA SENDLER (continued) ● In 1943, her scheme was uncovered. The Gestapo arrested her and tortured her, insisting she divulge the location of the lists she had kept as well as the names of her co-horts. They wanted to know where the children had been sent, who was taking them in, and how her system worked. They broke her legs, but she never told. She was on her way to be executed when her co-workers bribed a prison guard to release her in secret. Her “execution” was duly noted on the official bulletin board, and posters were plastered all over the city announcing her death. Spirited to safety, Irena saw the posters of her death on her way into hiding. She spent the rest of the war in hiding, just as the children she rescued did. ● Following the war, she was showered with awards and on several occasions was able to meet some of the people she had saved. However, she remained living under Communist rule in her native Poland, where her story was largely forgotten. In 1999 in a high school in Kansas, four students decided to feature her story for a history project they were working on. The result was a school play called “Life in a Jar,” which other high schools also began to perform across the U.S. This eventually led to a PBS documentary, a television special, and a book, which brought Irena wide recognition. Money raised from these items was sent to Poland to support her, and some of the students who worked on the play even traveled to Warsaw to meet her. Irena Sendler, often referred to as “the other Oscar Schindler” died in her native Warsaw in 2008 at the age of 98.

AUCTION JUNE 15, 2013 10:00AM Location: MEIGS COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Pomeroy Pike-Pomeroy, OH 45769 Intersection of SR 7 & SR 33 We have been commissoned to sell the personal property of the Grindstaff family, life-long residents of Racine, OH. Due to lack of parking at the Racine loaction, we have decided to move this auction to the Fairgrounds. Antiques And ColleCtibles: Hand sewn quilts, rooster collection, bell collection, milk bottles, blob top bottles, local advertising, retro, chrome leg, red top table, curved front glass china cabinet, toy train parts, over 30 Jim Beam decanters (most have boxes), iron stone china pitcher and bowl, old bottles, library desk, state spoons, thimbles, green Depression pitcher, Carnival basket, 5’ china hutch, match holder, Player piano and rolls, large rugs, child’s very nice, old rocking horse, carpenter tool box, old sleighs, old books, old toys, Batman hand puppet, lawn furniture, concrete lawn jockey (new), old stock auto head lights, corner hutch, oak dining table with 6 pressed back chairs, butter dishes, and more. tools: Radial arm saw (never out of the box), hand saws, cross cut saws, several step ladders, 24’ aluminum step ladder, snow blower, push mower, riding mower, staple guns and staples, large air compressor, mig welder, house jacks, draw knives, hatchets, hand tools, masonry tools, large fan, Pennzoil advertising items, and a lot of building material. HOUSEHOLD DISHES & ITEMS FOR ANYMORE STARTING A HOME!

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HUMAN HAILSTONES Hailstones form when ice crystals in a thunderhead are tossed around, gathering successive coats of ice. The average size of a hailstone is 1/4 inch in diameter. But consider the plight of these few unfortunate people, who became human hailstones. ● Gliding in engineless planes is a popular sport in Europe, with pilots holding exhibitions and contests to set records for time aloft and height. In Germany in 1930, a glider society held an exhibition. Five glider pilots flew into a towering thunderhead in an effort to set a new altitude record by using the updrafts. The updrafts were more than they had counted on— all the gliders were torn to pieces by the violent winds. The pilots bailed out, but were caught in the strong updrafts and carried to the upper regions of the cloud, where they were coated by ice. All but one froze to death before finally falling to the ground.

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HUMAN HAILSTONES (continued) ● In 1959, a military pilot named Lt. Col. William Rankin bailed out of his single engine plane when the engines failed at 47,000 feet above Virginia. A storm was in progress at the time, and he fell right through the middle of it. It normally would take a man 13 minutes to fall 47,000 feet, but Col. Rankin got caught in the updrafts and came to earth 45 minutes later. The temperature was 70 below zero and as Rankin tumbled about he was covered with ice and sleet, his body bruised by hailstones. Fortunately, his parachute opened at 10,000 feet and he landed intact in a tree in North Carolina, 65 miles away from where he’d bailed out. A passing motorist took him to the hospital, where he was found to be suffering from frostbite and shock. He made a complete recovery. ● In 1975, a sky diver named Mike Mount bailed out of a plane 4,500 feet over the state of Maryland. He expected a standard two-minute fall to earth. Although thunderstorms were building, Mount, who had over 400 jumps under his belt, was confident he could steer himself through a hole in the clouds. He opened his chute at 2,000 feet and was promptly sucked into the storm and pulled up by the updrafts. Soon he’d been carried to 10,000 feet and his parachute collapsed and re-opened over and over as the storm swept him up and dropped him again and again. He debated whether to cut himself free of his main chute and freefall through the storm, relying on his reserve chute to save him. But he wasn’t sure if he’d be able to tell when to deploy his reserve chute. Finally the storm released its grip and he landed, nine miles away from his intended drop zone. Instead of the anticipated two minutes, his ride had lasted an estimated 30 minutes. ● German paragliding champion Ewa Wisnierska was training for a competition in Australia in 2007 when she and her kite were sucked into a storm. In a span of 15 minutes, she was lifted to an altitude of 32,612 feet, which is higher than Mount Everest, and near the cruising altitude of a jumbo jet. Battered by hailstones the size of oranges, she lost consciousness for 45 minutes while ground teams tracked her using GPS equipment. As the temperature dropped to 40 degrees below zero, she rose and fell within the thundercloud. She regained consciousness at about four miles high and radioed her ground crew to say she was on her way down. She and landed safely, still attached to her glider, but had ice in her lightweight flying suit and frostbite on her face. She landed 40 miles off her launch site. A Chinese contestant sucked into the same storm died. 1. Who was the last New York Yankees starting pitcher before Hiroki Kuroda in 2012 to shut out an opponent on two hits or less? 2. In 2012, Alfonso Soriano became the sixth player in major-league history to have at least 1,000 RBIs, 350 homers, 400 doubles and 250 steals. Name three of the first five. 3. Which team was the first in NFL history to block a punt and take the ball into the end zone for the winning touchdown in overtime? 4. When was the last time an NCAA Tournament final in men's basketball was decided by a point? 5. How many NHL teams have gone at least 10-0 in a full calendar month before Pittsburgh did it in 2013? 6. In 2012, Landon Donovan became the third player in Major League Soccer history to win five championships. Name either of the other two to do it. 7. Who was the first American to win a world judo championship?

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1. The Electric Light Orchestra, in 1977. In the beginning, this English group was more popular in the U.S. than in the U.K. ELO released 11 studio albums in its first 15 years. 2. Chris Montez of "Let's Dance" fame (1962). The song was heard in the 1978 film "National Lampoon's Animal House." 3. A Jamaican friend of Paul McCartney used to answer the question "What's happening?" with "Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on, bra." 4. Duke Ellington. Stevie Wonder's 1977 hit also mentions other jazz greats like Count Basie. 5. "Louie, Louie," the song that caused so much parental angst in 1963. Concerned about rumors of alleged filthy lyrics, even the FBI got into the act and launched a 30-month investigation. Truth: It's a sailor's lament.

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