The Town Talk from Alexandria, Louisiana on July 30, 1972 · Page 7
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The Town Talk from Alexandria, Louisiana · Page 7

Alexandria, Louisiana
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Sunday, July 30, 1972
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ALEXANDRIA DAILY TOWN TALK, ALEXANDMA-PINEVILLE, LA., SUNDAY, JULY 30. 1072 SECTION A-PAGE SEVEN immv rr. , ' 1 1,'!' "i ll ,fJf I ' , ''it .ii i ' ' t' ' IP 1; -JilVsr'r jit pi 'jyV''' "1 Laitaaaiisiisa. j,-...,.. ... .. t. Charles Carruth: Alexandria's new fire chief. A gotottSTalfc Profile He's a Gospel-Singing, House-Building Fireman By Jerry Humphries (Town Talk Staff Writer) Charles II. Carruth calls himself a "very average fellow." But it is not that way at all. He is a gospel singer and a former house builder. Recently he was appointed chief of the Alexandria Fire Department, being picked from the ranks of the force. Carruth doesn't look average either. Always wearing neat "mod" suits and ties and sporting a big smile that goes well with his swept back black hair, the fire fighter stands out in a crowd. The 39-year-old Carruth has a very positive attitude to go with his easy-going, cordial personality a combination that could prove to be a big asset in his new job. Great Responsibility A lot of responsibility rests on the shoulders of the new chief, but he accepts it. He is obviously aware of what is expecteof him. His job is a very important one and the future of the department rests largely in his hands. Carruth is "looking ahead" and has definite plans for injecting more life into the 1 Ionian department, hoping to mold it into one of the best He notes that while he does have a reorganization plan and a plan for a specialized training program that he intends to implement them carefully and not hastily. To implement programs or plans is one thing, Carruth says, but consistancy to carry the plans through on a continuing basis is most important. lie hopes to make the fire fighting force a well-disciplined, w e 1 1-trained unit of profes sionals a team of proud men, each realizing the importance of his job in the overall function of the vital department. He refers to members of the department as being "my people." He isn't thinking just as a fire chief when he says that because he is a veteran of 16 years on the force and knows the problems of the firemen. Carruth's rank was chauffeur equivalent to a sergeant on the police force - when he was promoted to chief. lie is a young man with young ideas, but he is also obviously a mature man, one capable of handling the job. A Family Man He's a family man and a church-goer who has "just never had the time" to belong to civic or fraternal organizations "although there were times I would have liked to." The native Alexandrian spent a hitch in the Navy, being discharged as a Radioman Third Class. Until recently, he was kept busy with a secondary profession house building. He said he has given up the secondary profession because "there is just so much here to be done." Carruth, married to the former Patsy Phillips, is the father of two daughters, Tammy, 13, and Lori, 21 months. He is a member of the First United Pentecostal church ami is a Sunday School teacher and a member of a gospel quartet -"The Conqueror's." His singing with the church-type quartet has taken him to activities as far away as California. The quartet raises funds that go to a new Pentecostal Church program that combats drug abuse among youths. Ancient Oyster, Clam Shells Key Poultry Feed Ingredient By Leroy Pope NEW YORK (UPI)-One of the least familiar industries in America is the dredging of compact oyster and clam shells that have been buried under the floors of coastal bays and lakes for up to 30,0110 years. This relatively soft compacted limestone is superior to older and harder limestones for a wide variety of things, one of the most important being as a poultry feed ingredient. , The limestone is made up of the shells of billions of mollusks that swam the warm coastal waters thousands of years ago. The business is confined largely to the coastal areas, tidal rivers and semi-tidal lakes of Louisiana, Alabama, Florida and Chesapeake Hay in Maryland and Virginia. " A single firm, RadelilT Materials division at Mobile of Southern Industries Corp., has about 00 per cent of the volume. "We dug up 5 million tons of this shell last year, It. II. Radcliff, .Ir, president of the company, told I! PI. $1(1 Million Sales This accounted for $10 million of Raddifl's $10 million sales. The company also deals in sand and gravel. Southern Industries, most widely known by its (iodchaiix Sugar division, also is in the corn syrup business. ; The compacted shell lies in strata anywhere from two to II) feet thick and may be found from 2 to 15 feet below the mud bottoms of Mobile Hay, Lake Ponchartrain, Atchafalaya Lake or in tidal river mouths of the (iulf coast, as well as Chesapeake bay. ,.' Dredging the shell actually is an old business. The ground shell is used as a road building base locally on the (Iulf coast and an excellent lightweight cement is made from it. It is also used in oil and chemical (liters and as a filler in rubber insulation. It has some specialized uses in offshore oil drilling. Poultrymen in the South discovered years ago that ground oyster shell was extremely good for hens. The eggs they laid had firm, strong shells that did not break easily in the crate. Nevertheless, Radcliff said the use of oyster shell in poultry declined gradually until IMS when Dr. Milton L. Scott of Cornell University at Ithaca, N.Y., published a report on experiments he had made with various ingredients in poultry feed designed to produce better eggs with stronger shells, (.round Limestone The poultry farmers had been turning to ground limestone from inland quarries, which was a little cheaper, instead of ground oyster shell. "Hut Dr. Scott's report provided the superiority of oyster shell over inland hard limestone for quality egg production so convincingly the trend has been dramatically reversed in the past three years," said Radcliff. "Our sales of shell to the poultry feed industry have been zooming ever since." Radcliff said shell harvested from live oysters also makes an excellent poultry feed additive but it is not nearly so easy to process as the compacted shell of mollusks that lived thousands of years ago. A Divilion of fh S, S. Kftg ;; y.-'y.-vyyyyy,wy.'.,r j jss ' f s s t tt, t mr -V, . . .v. . ts. . . f. .v TOM SAWYFK HOLLYWOOD (UPI) - Arthur P. Jacobs' production of "Tom Saywer" as yet with-" out a cast will begin production entirely in Missouri in July with Don Taylor directing. Dr. Walter L. Calcott will be out of office July 28tli through August 15th. vffi-X TODDLER BOYS' FLARES Reg. 2.97 -2 Days FLATTERING BODY HEII'S COTTON TWILL JEM1S Reg. 4.96-2 Days Cotton slacks for toddler boys. Zipper fly. Solids or stripes. 2-4. A 50 Cotton, 50 Po- : lyester Twill. Slim cut " flares. Sizes 28-36. Reg. 3.78-3.96 Pastelsinnylon.ocetateorpoly-esternylon.Snapcrotch.SML BAIA DUAL 8 REVIEWER Reg. 11.88-2 uays FHit vour own home mov- rT fa) 10 lith hi handv kit I Q 1 Dlf O ICS M I I that includes a viewing screen, splicer and splic- ;.j ing tape. Charge it 1 Charge Iff MEN'S LEATHER OXFORDS Reg.O.YO zuuya Walk in comfort wearing these navy-style oxfords with military toes. Genuine easy-care leather. Black. In 7-12. Charge ffl na tape, charge it. 1 '''rmmm Iff m - ENAMELED FINISHED METAL F0LD1IG TABLES LIMIT 1 Reg. 7-88-4 Days Both end sections fold down, giving 3 sizes. Metal leg supports. Enameled finished. 24x60" COLORFUL CHAIR REPLACEMENT KIT Reg. 4.57-2 Days (5 FT? For I T-White Fern, Avocado, Oold, BlackWalnut or 3.37 Ea. Kit includes hiah bnrk sprit ' j . - hardware. Fitsft" or 1" screw or slip-on chairs. Wipe-clean i viny'- W: K mirt f imrmi nd Ammunition Policy Fi'Minn nd mmuniiun tit lOiil .n Mi'tl tomiilm'.r Fi'dcrH. Suit d iuti iri An iiyiihe iiiiil lie lie .riiilcul of ill- Suir CAULKliiG SALE .22 L.R. AMMO j WAX KIT OR WEATHERWAX Reg. tXw Your Choice -Reg, 1.57 Ea. J Wax Kit 12-oz. pre-softened fl 17) LIUMVI UIIU VYUA YMH vuuiivvivii f t JiMr mmilWM .. . i r .ItALi.l U,;t, ... .i ... J6 i. .. ! I 'I Caulking compouna dox ui ju myii-vwiiiy weatnerwax cieans,aeep-sm rtridaes. Save 1 3c . don 1 Rn? Willi Ull LIUJC. LUJJI . . . j . ill IV. ' - lines U 2 Days Net wt. fTx T"fs T "llOw Life vJ mm, Yml rf DENTURE CLEANER Reg. f37 96Effer'dent tabs. BIG 2.5 OZ.' BAirnOLL-OII Reg. 1.18 2 Days a j a, c i i Anti-perspirant.Save! Fluid ounc.i LIQUID AHL0F Reg. 1.16-2 Days 7 oz. antacid. Savel Fluid ounces A EFFECTIVE PEST STRIP Reg. 1. 92-2 Doys J r"0 1 Shell "No-Pest" Strip. A. 3 5 oi. net weight WI1D0W CLEANER Reg.42c-Days 20 oz. with ammonia. A Net weight CHILDREN'S SUNGLASSES Reg 28c-2 Days Plastic construction. A- h f r s- txMU'MK ikJL AT. oiviiion or f. Mnriar company

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