The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 6, 1950 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 6, 1950
Page 7
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THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 1950 BLTTHEV1LLE (ARK.). COURIER NEWS THE EASTER STORY Drawn by John J. Sunley fnm o*d aV H. to be crucified, rating Mtar fe w«*eW in kamh MM tfcr ftoflt, sofittg: I am •uoc«* of <** Woorf erf UK fat I ««.; loci yt to it fA4o*. 27:2« HAL BOYLE'S COLUMN hK»*ad vWfccwMijtfcei.e* ("Matt Oyster Ranch Is Big Problem For Owner of Tricky Bivalves NEW YORK -H/PJ— Royal Toner has been throwing oysters In and but of beds for 40 years. He doesn't do it for a laugh—it's his living. And It has given him a vast sympathy for people who raise century plants. "Century plants must be the only things more trouble to grow than oysters/' he said. Toner, who operates a 6,000-acre Long Island bivalve ranch, spoke .with deep feeling. Bight now he;has some 700,000 bushels of oysters in his beds. Operating .an oyster : ranch is something, like, dry. land .farming, except you can't see'your crops.- And It Is something like running an underground hotel, 1 except the guests stay longer and are more finicky. M Must Be Switched ^PTou get them at birth and you have to switch /them to different beds three or four times," said Toner grimly. "Each'time you have to dredge them up arid plant deeper 'water. And they don't' shell out a profit until' they're-"five or six years old and ready for market. All that time your money's tied up." You have to take more care of them than you do with children, too. A man can let his kids go'.swimming at Coney Island, for example, but he couldn't grow, oysters"there. "The bacterial count is too high,™ Toner explained.-*^The "state.would- n't allow oyster beds that close to polluted areas. It's even stricter about oyster raising than about dairy farming.' The time every oyster rancher dreads most is the summer spawning time. For a few days after birth, until they settle and anchor on bits of old shell thrown on the shallow bottom, the young oysters are free- swimming larvae. They look like tadpoles under a microscope. "We're;as nervous as expectant fathers then," said Toner.' "Any storm or sudden cold snap can wipe out our whole year's set—the cash money we'll be. counting on five years later. Storm Churns Sand "A big storm even churns up sand and smothers the olfler'oysters. The 1938 hurricane was the worst thing th'at ever hit our business. It not only lifted up our packing plant arid dropped it down in kindling wood It cost us about n quarter million bushels of oysters." An even bigger blow to the $70.000.000 a year industry war the change In eating habits .that: took place when Americans started or- dering.fresh frelt .cocktail as appetizers Instead of "half a dozen on the half shell. "It Is easier to cut a grapefruit In half i than an oyster," admitted the rancher. But a self-shucking oyster Isn't necessarily the answer. "The business is coming ' back now—everything moves in circles," said Toner. "Do you know:the Chinese raised oysters 5,000 ye»r« »«of Julius Caesar sent oysters picked n snow all the way from Britain to Rome. CMnne Net Dumb "The Chinese and Rornahs weren't dumb. They knew what wu good for them. To get the most food value out of anything you h*ve to eat It all. And what one.'anirhal do people eat entirely today? Only the oyster. It has everything you need." This seemed a good point to uk Toner a question that I've, heard discussed often. 'You know what people say about oysters—is it really, true?" "Yes. It is quite true," he smiled. "You do sometimes find pearls in them. "You have about a million to one chance. At least we did find two pearls In a test ot't'-b million oysters at our plant. But pearls from ojsters In this area aren't of »njr really great value. Too' much calcium in them. They don't buff well." Third Candidate Files For Prosecutor's Job LITTLE ROCK, April «. fff>- Cliarles w. Hackett of Texarkana, Ark , today filed his corrupt practices pledge as ;a candidate for prosecuting -attorney in the Eighth Judicial Circuit He is the third candidate to file for the ol flee. The others are Talbot Field Jr., Hope, and O.W. Lookadoo, Arkadeiphia The present prosecutor, James Pilkinton, Texarkana, previously announced his candidacy' for chancellor of the Sixth Chancery District Catalog Dept. F lre t Floor 228 PAGES of VALUES! FROM THE NEW SPRING PARADE OF VALUES" CATALOG it's jours for the asking and you're under no obligation ... we want yon to m the "parade of r»l- •es" first hand! Whaterer - Spring pro] ects you hare in mind, you'll find the e<fuipment you need in •• flash-in 228 pigei packed with new items »nd teisonal needs, all price-tagged to make .your dollar go farther! As always, our combined •tore and catalog service makes it easy to shop .-•od get what you want; your credit is good for both More and catalog purchases, and you can shop bar score .or catalogs in person ... or step to your phone and . order in minutes! ,- Everythinc' from cowboy suiti, gtrfs* and boys' playwear and sturdy denimi to a clearance on mbses' sutai Somelhingnew.. ier-upon-Mcr-curtains of cotton marqui;erte, with perky ruf- Aei of gay gingham Of chintz! Sotnerhfng stnart —-unpainled furniture, highly styled, like the "Captain's : Choir" for any room in the hous«l Mix 'n match bookcases, to be* bought and used separately—or cleverly arranged in a room ensemble! Outdoor needs —gasoline mower*,wide-area iprinklers and 3-piece sets of all-around garden toobf On display—Jovery sHverwar« priced to save you $91 "Mary lou* or "Memory" pattern, regular or grille styTes, 1 inttial engraved fre«J 52-piece set Tn chesf pTut 3-pc. fcuffet set (meal fork, serving spoon, pastry server).. 27.9S value .. aU for 18.95 34-ptece H* in rack p4us 15* tUverptatedJ serving tray [tax Enc{. on (ray) 26.9 J value.. only 17.9." . • W9ROGEKS* Phon* Our Catalog D«uuitnnr*l Phon. 2442 •my rim* during < firm Incorporates' LTTTLE ROCK Awil < Delta Llqudd pertlUxer Co., Helena 'tsterdny field articles of incorpor- itlon In the secretary of state's office Authorized capital tc 500 shires of common stock having a value of $100 each Inoorporators are MO Rasberry, Mary Helen Rasberry and David Solomen, Jr., all of Helena. Arkansas University Students Admit Blowing Up;Country School Building FAYETTEVILLE, Ark, April 8. WV— Two University of Arkansas sophomores admitted today they blew up a country school building near here March 25. Nobody was Injured In the blast. This was announced by. Sheriff Bruce Crlder, -/ho said the students had been booked on an open 'charge and had been released "on ( 500 cash bonds. Deputy prosecuting attorney Peter O. Estes said 'formal; charges would be filed within 24'hours. The students were. Identified as Martin c. Hawkins, 19; Searcy, and Ben S. Jones, J2, Newport. They were taken Into custody at their respective rooms at 3 am •^exactly eleven days to the hour after the school building explosion. Sheriff "Crider said the . youths told this i story: They drove to the Btony Point school building after attending a fraternity dance. They fired several rounds of gunshots Into the building and then decided to blow It up. They took four sticks of . dyna- Better Check Those White Shirts Before Easter! No man ever has enough whit* shirh. Especially ARROW WHITES! mite from Hawkins' car— he said he got the explosives from his uncle's farm — and set off the charge -with the aid of a battery. The souths said they remained after the explosion to retrieve the electric wiring used In setting off the blast. Hawkins admitted throwing the pistol In the Arkansas River after learning that ballistic tests were being made of bullets round at the scene of the explosion. .The students admitted having "shot, up the building" about two weeks before. .Crlder said both students admitted having been' drinking before going to the school building the second time The sheriff said he found sevearal guns in Hawkins' car. The tip that led to the arrest, Cr der said, came from Springdale, Ark., Patrolman Charles Mitchell and Joe Lemming, Pajette- , vllle. a former peace officer. Harald ' th« Palitaalnd Norway In 'the "moth' New Zealand 'abldicn can Martn** "Cobbers," meaning'pal or buddy. 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