Herald and news. (Klamath Falls, Or.) 1942-current, March 25, 1947, Page 8, Image 8

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    Poye's Column
Sanibel Island Proves
Shell Collectors' Heaven
Br HAL BOYLE
SANIBEL ISLAND, March 25
(A'l A 14-mlle stretch of daz
zling white beach on this small
island off Florida's west coast
is the mecca of American shell
collector!.
And they come here by the
hundreds each year kids, re
tired millionaires, fat dignified
old ladies, army generals and
tincan tourists.
But there is no rank or dis
tinction among shell collectors.
Like so many seagulls or peli
cans they skim along the beach,
looking for choice tidbits of
shell thrown up by the sea.
Because it lies athwart the
northward push of the Gulf of
Mexico. Sanibel is one of the
three best shell beaches in the
world. Each receding tide leaves
literally tons of shell-dwelling
marine life stranded on the
sands.
Commercial Harvest
Before dawn commercial shell
men go out to harvest the over
night crop. They get S2.25 a
bushel for the shells, sold in
dime stores and gift shops as ash
trays and souvenirs.
The hobbyists look offended if
you ask what the shells are
worth, but more than one elder
ly lady has gone into an island
gift shop and furtively forked
over $5 U $15 for a pretty spot
ted junonia shell to match the
one her neighbor found on the
beach.
Rarest shell is the "glory of
the sea," worth SI 000 up.
Since many shells contain liv
ing organisms, they must first
be boiled, then cleaned with
muriatic acid to remove any
. lime deposits. An oil rub brings
out the sea-fresh colors.
Winter residents seeking rare
ties among the 360 types of shell
washed up here race each other
to the beach after early break
fasts. Eyes down intent on their
search, dowagers who have
known each other for a quarter
of a century pass without speak
ing. Some wade out into the re
treoting surf to gather a prize.
A newcomer holds im what
seems to him a pretty shell.
"Hmmph cardium robus-
tiim,1 sniffs a pitying oldtlmer.
That's her way of saying the
"heart shell" is too common to
bother with. Like most of the
faithful she lapses into Latin
when she speaks of shell.
American Names
But they have nice American
names too like Scotch bonnet,
paper shell, angel wings and
lady's ear.
Once a year the islanders and
winter residents put oh a three
day shell exhibit. Collectors
from almost every state in the
Union attend.
Joining the Deachcombcns dur
ing a recent morning shell hunt
was Lieut. Gen. A. C. Wede
mcyer, former American army
commander in the China thea
ter. "It's fascinating." he said.
Visitors who like the isolated
island's simple charm hope it
will remain out of the main
stream of tourist traffic.
Sanibel now has a permanent
population of only 77 mostly
guides, fishermen and light
house keepers.
The chief source of revenue
is the colony of elderly winter
residents who come here year
after year.
"Many people here are re
tired and all are tired." smiled
Louis Webb, former Louisville.
Ky.. telephone executive who
serves as unofficial mayor.
"We have no local taxes, no
doctors, no firemen, no law en
forcement officers, and no crime
at least none that we know
about."
Asked if he collected shells.
Webb said with marked em
phasis:
"I do not. I fish."
EASY NIGHT
FITCHBURG. Mass., March 25
(Pi Pranksters filched a sign
from a nearby parking lot and
placed it on the front steps of
the police headquarters.
' The sign read: "Closed 5:30
p. m. to 9:30 a. m. No Tres
passing." Police said it worked fine,
"not even a drunk disturbed the
premises."
Store Opens
In Merrill
MERRILL. March 25 The
grand opening of the Merrill
Clothing company, read-to-wear
store operated by U. C. King
and L. H. Holden, both of Mer
rill, on Saturday drew a large
number of shoppers in spite of
the rain.
The proprietors, who also own
the Merrill Billiards, arc offer
ing a complete line of men's
clothing and items for both men
and women. A full line of boy's
clothing will be added.
The new business opened in
the building formerly occupied
by the second hand store, next
door to Cattleman's Drug. A
complete remodeling flnd redec
orating program was finished
prior to the opening.
Holden and King have been in
Merrill about two years.
Pat McDonough will manage
the business which will be open
from 8 a. m. until 6 p. m. Mon
day through Friday and until
9 p. m. Saturdays.
Hant Norland Auto Insurance.
123 N. 6th St.
Boy Scout ews
Troop 33
Buy Scout Troop 33 of Malin
went to Lost River Sunday
morning and stayed until about
5:30 p. in. They cooked dinner
and supper up there.
Those on the trip included
George Ralnus. Frank Cacka,
Rodney Ottoman, Ted Nisely,
Gone Evons, Paul Micka, Rob
ert Micka, Kenneth Hershfelt,
Eddie McAuliffo. Bob Unruh,
Chirk Unruh, Billy Pitts, Mack
Watson and Orval Dixon. They
were led by Scoutmaster John
Hershfelt.
Many activities took place.
me Moose patrol went on a
hike while the Modoc patrol
fished and rowed in the boat.
Some second class fire building
took place. The boys who passed
SEWING MACHINE
REPAIRING
Mil Miinl
RraianabU rlc Frc KillmaUl
Sewing Machine Service
Var lnptnJrnl nUr
t'hon ni 3 l Kb. l Way
0ZtHS OF SPARKUNG SHlHtt WR A lMff
31 PASTE SHOE POLISH
ltuK
Mad by .
UQU1D DYANSH1NE
Liquid Dyaiwkirt has
L... i tn at
been scan:" " -war
condition. Tour
dealer will have more
au inv
L.. are available.
All CCHOIS
Cousin Quincy's cars have
all been oil burners
all except one
Look at the smoko scrosn Cousin Quincy
drove in 1915. It goes to show what happens when
ordinary oils creep from hot cylinder walls, ex
pose them to wear. Today, RPM Motor Oil is com
pounded to cling to hot spots and prevent the
worn piston rings that let oil go up in smoke. :
In '20 Cousin Quincy poured gallons of oil into
his Apperson.Too bad"RPM's" "detergent" wasn't
invented then. This cleansing agent in "RPM"
keeps a tight rein on carbon, won't let it cause
gummed-up piston rings . . . another thing that
makes care awful oil spendthrifts.
Cousin Quincy is a wiser man today.
' He's taught his daughter that harder
working modern motors need RPM Motor Oil's
added compounds even more than the cars he
used to drive. These compounds not only end car
bon troubles and hot spot wear, they eliminate
corrosion, rust and foaming prevent car dangers
"just plain oil" can't stop.
It wero Robert Micka, Eddie Me
Aullffe, Billy Pitts and Hodney
Ottoman,
BUM DEAL '
ALBANY, N. Y March 25 UV)
Even tramps are costing the
state more money these days,
Governor Dewey today ap
proved a bill increasinii tho
state's allowance for mainten
ance of tramps in jails from tiu
cents to $1 a diiy.
Students Enter
Scholarship Race
SALEM, March 25 W') More
than 100 Oregon high school
students have entered thn com
petition for tho two $500 Slate
Federation of Labor collcgo
scholarships, with tho cloning
date for applications 10 days
away, Miss May Darling. Port-
Innrt. eliulrmnn nt Mm fnlm-j.
lion's vxecutlvo committee, PortJ
lano, saia nero tmtay.
Tho scholarships, which may
bo used at any college or uni
versity, will be given on thn
basis of a competitive examina
tion to be given April 16 Tho
MKKAI.U NUK. KUiualk felli, Ore. TIIMDAt, Men l, t. SUM
examination will cover the his
tory, structure and functions of
the American lubor movvniuut.
i
Porpoises, dolphins and
wluilen are, according to science,
land animals that hnvo given up
their original habitat for the
ocean.
SURPLUS PYFIENE
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$4.00 Each
Swan Lake Moulding Co.
Phone 3189 South 6th SI.
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SALES CALENDAR NO. 17 WEEK BEGINNING MON., MAR. 24, 1947
FOR VETERANS AND ALL OTHER TYPES OF
PURCHASERS, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED
Writ Portland Regional Olftc fori
DESCRIPTION OF MATERIAL
Miscellaneous Plumbing Heating
Motors, D.C.: 8wltchboards; Misc. Electrical Items
Pumps; Strainers
Lectromelt Furnace; tlydroblast Two-Gun Cleanlm
System ........................
Rtankels: Comforters: Wearing Apparel ..
Misc. Furniture; Office Machine; engineering Eq.pt...
Ventllstlng Fans
Miscellaneous Gaa Cutting Equipment and Shop Mule..
Industrial and Office Machinery
Salt Water Soap
Dough Mixing Equipment -..................
Motora and Miscellaneous Electrical Equipment..
Flat Cars: Steam Locomotive - ...
Industrial, Office Furniture; Office Machines
Cutting and Machine Toola
Air Compressor! .. . .
Outline Tools and Abreslres .
Gaa Masks
Hand Tools .
Tanka -
Canto Nets .
Welding Mschlnes; Welding Rod.
Valres and Pipe Fitting .
Valres and Flttlnga
Stop Watches
Wiro Rope .
Building
Ferroui and Non-Ferrous Metals ,
M- Bomb Trailer!
NATIONAL L1BTINO:
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IN DOLLARS
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