Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on May 19, 1974 · Page 101
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May 19, 1974

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 101

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THOMAS REALTY CO. REAL ESTATE ___ Phone 803/249-1 71 2 [13 WKIIE BOX 3736 FOR FUUY *- '^ ILLUSTRATED BROCHURE BrA "°" Cherry Grow* Section NORTH MYRTil ii*CH, S.C. 295M SEA SPRAY MOTOR INN p/KEcrt v ojv THE OCEA/V P.O. 101 1152 CrtKMt Pick Scctiii North mrrtte fan*, S.CM5M Phone 803/273-5722 · New Luxurious* TV in all Units · One Two Bedroom Efficiencies · Air Condition Electric Heat · Wall to Wall Carpet · Ceramic Tile Baths · Golf Privileges · Daily Maid Service · Restaurants Nearby Wide, Clean, Sandy Beach MR. MRS. E. BV'HANEY Owners Operators OVERIOOKING TME OCEAN San Juan .Hotel NEw UlTRA MODERN ··ROOMS--EFFICIENCIES · FAMILY UNITS · ROOM TV · AIR CONDITIONED · ELECTRIC HEAT · SWIMMING POOL · Also ovoiloble 3 bedroom fully equipped cottage. Phono 803 272-S708 · If no answer 803 365-3316 WINOTHIUStCTION NOHTHIIYRTIE MUCH. S.C. 29582 Brand Spanking New M:VI\KIMOTI:I. :«r«l Av". Ocean Blvd. Oirrrv Grove MMITII MYRTLE BEAUI. S.C. 29582 I'ltom-803/249-1331 EFFIC. 2 and 3 BEDROOM ACTS. Also ROOMS WITH 2 BEDS. Ideal for families. 100 Ft. from Ocean. Pool and Kiddie Pool. Air Ccmd. Heat. Color TV. Shag Carpets. Maid Service. 2 Fishing Piers Nearby »ll(.S MH.S. I.KXMvU' SIIKI.I.KV Owner* und Managers BAHAMA and CARIBBEAN LUXURY CRUISES 3-DAY BAHAMA CRUISES 4-DAY BAHAMA CRUISES 7-DAY CARIBBEAN CRUISES AS LOW AS $125.00 -AS LOW AS $145.00 AS LOW AS $295.00 (DuringJulyAug.$320) ·INCLUDES FUEL SURCHARGE SPECIAL RATES FOR GROUPS! CALL TOLL FREE 8^00-327-0551 SEND FOR FREE BROCHURE D. 3-4 Day Bahama Cruise D 7-Day Caribbean Cruise D 10-14 Day Caribbean Cruise A AAABCO CRUISE CENTER 6985 COLLINS AVE., P.O. BOX 41-4099 MIAMI BEACH, FLA. 33141 Dept. D NAME. ADDRESS. CITY STATE. .ZIP. The Disappearing Shells OCEANFRONT VACATION REASONABLE RATES Friendly, congenial atmosphere. Large air conditioned rooms, free TV. Heart of town, close to fish-,,,,,,,, ing, golf, etc. Free rjn _^parking. Phone I·"£» (804) 428-4921. , ? in Ri Box 212 O c e , i n f ' o n t at 21st V I R G I N I A B E A C H . V A 23458 fr ' m Oceinfront at 20th VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. Best value at the Beach! Heart of town. Friendly atmosphere. All rooms air conditioned. Family suites with refrigerators. European plan. Under new management -Mr. and Mrs. Oliver K. Joyner, Jr. Phone 804/428-5121 2 in room " On the Boardwalk in the Heart of the Beach Delicious meals and family tomlurt.- Spacious lobbies and iarge oceaniron! porches. Free parking. Same nraiugc- men:. Color brochure on reques:. P-»ne -l«M 428-2112. On the Ocean nc-26* 1 Street VIRGINIA BEACH VIRfilMlA Q)lonialWilliamsbuig. \tars ago. HOUR away. And at Williamsburg Inn, Williamsburg Lodge, or The Motor House, your rooms will be adjacent to the Historic Area, so you can park your car and walk or ride a bike. To reserve accommodations, call Williamsburg(804)229-1700. Or write P.O. Drawer CN, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185. COLONIAL ···········································IB Directly on the Ocean Front Clean Wide Beach--One of Cherry Grove's Finest ONE 2 ROOM EFFIC. ARTS. Next door to Fishing Pier and Restaurant. 2 Pools and Kiddie Pool. Golf Privileges. Air Cond. Elec. Heat. Wall to wall Carpet. KEN PAT ROGERS, Owners P.O. Box 3216 Cherry Grove Sec. PHONE 803/249-2265 AMPLE FREE By Jeanette Smyth Today, it seems as if more' shells are washing up on store counters than beaches. Over the country, people are throwing out their plastic flowers and collecting shells instead. Jacqueline Onassis gives basketsfull as presents. Gloria Vanderbilt collects shell-encrusted swans, bouquets, crucifixes. Beverly hills designer Charles -Bennett sells hundreds of $600 shell- framed mirrors. And ecologists are worrying t h a t shells instead. Jacqueline dangered form of wildlife. "I'm a little nonplussed at this," says Dr. Joseph Rosewater, curator of mollusks (malacology) at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum. "I've noticed that the commercial establishments have highlighted molhjsks of late and I don't know why. I'm somewhat distressed from a conservation standpoint." Rosewater says the "more colorful things" (such as poison cone shells (conus), volutes and cowries) have virtually disappeared from the Philippines and the more populated islands of the Western Pacific because of collectors. At a recent meeting of the 800 member American ma- lacological Union, Rosewater said, a symposium tried to assemble a list of endangered or disappearing mollusk species. "No one was able to point out specific endangered marine species," he said, for various reasons. The science of endangered species is new; it's hwd to detect the extinction period of evolution; and of marine mollusks, only the food-producing ones (clams and oysters) have been studied. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service currently is developing a list of rare and endangered mollusks. Nevertheless, * collectors find that beaches are being denuded by vacationing souvenir hunters. A favored spot, now mourned,- is Sanibel Island, off the coast of St. Petersburg, Fla. The only time you can find a n y t h i n g now is a f t e r a storm or a good blow," says Rosewater. Those secluded beaches "where nobody goes are nonexistent now," says collector Mrs. Daniel Hofgren, whose concern probably traces to,her oceanographer father. "It's hard to collect shells now. The beaches are stripped, bare by tourists. Mrs. Preston Shane, who's been going to Sanibel for shells for 18 years, cautions beachcombers against the bad habits of what she calls "dayshellers," who leave Sanibel with buckets full of living shells, complete with the animal inside. She once bought a bucket full of material dredged from the sea floor to sift through looking for living shells. These are desirable to collectors because they're in better condition than the ones washed up on the beach. v But now, ^she s a y s v " I , wouldn't think of taking a living shell." Where does she go shelling now that the Sanibel beaches are filled with condominiums rather than cowries? "Africa. But don't tell anybody." Two coastal states have passed laws regulating the collection of living creatures along the shore. Florida ruled in 1965 that the popular Queen Conch could only be gathered and sold for food purposes, and limited a day's catch to 10. (Mrs. Hofgren recalls Bahamian breakfasts of Conch and tomato stew with grits.) and California's Fish and Game Commission ruled in 1971 that no one could- take any living creature from the high tide mark to 1,000 feet below the low tide mark without a permit. Of course you can collect empty shells. If you can find any. "It's part of the concern for ecology and n a t u r a l things," says a Washington department store gift buyer Normal Kwaloff. "People want something real in their homes, rather than the plastic flowers, which have historically been such big sellers." "I've got a thing for shells," says Mrs. Mandel Ourisman, who is parlaying her "thing" into decorations for the charity ball circuit. "It started about three years ago. Before that I thought they were sort of kitsch. Victorian." She's ordered 45 large shells (Pelican's Feet and St. James shells), along with starfish, sea fans and small shells for decorations at a charity ball. M i r r o r m a k e r Bennett says, "I found that even buying shells is expensive. There are practically no seashells on the coast of California." He now imports shells from Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Japan and Mexico. The shell mystique is as old as the hills. Architect Frank Lloyd Wright may have explained why once, when he said sea creatures houses have what our own have never had: an "inspired form." Cavemen ate oysters, people used cowries for money through the 1800s, and Victorian sailors glued countless bivalves into valentines, picking out legends like "Think of Me." Joe Rosewater speculates t h a t World War II GIs combed the beaches of the South Pacific when they had n o t h i n g else to do and brought home both exotic shells and a new hobby. Some attribute today's shell renaissance to Hugh and Marguerite Stix of New York, who invented a display stand for shells and wrote a $25 book called "The Shell: Five Hundred Million Years of Inspired Designs." The book sold 100,000 copies. GRAND MOTEL Ocean front, modern rooms and apartments, air cond., Color TV, Room Music, Large Pool, Private Patio, Daily Maid Service. GOLF PRIVILEGES, Next to Fishing Pier and Tennis Courts Phone 803/249-1444 P.O. SOX 706-E Ocean Drive Sect. The Walkers, Owners-Mgrs. KORTH MTRUJJ E«CH. S. C. 29582 BRAND NEH IN 74 fhf rry (irttvr Beard EAST WIND MOTEL InniSi. NORTH MRTIE BEACH. S.C. 29582 ROOMS EFFIC. APTS. Air Cond. Heat. Pool. Wall to Wall Carpeting. Free Pier Fishing. Restaurant near. KEN PHYLLIS HARDIN Owners Managers ir DIUCTLY ON THE OCtAK Crescent Village Motel · ROOMS-ROOM TV · KITCHENETTES · AIR CONDITIONED · HE1TED POOL-KIDDIE POOL · COlf PRIVILEGES Phone803/272-6904 Creicvnl Beach Sect. Box 1O97 NORTH MYRTLE BEACH. S. C. 29582 Vinie Carroll, Owner Ocean Front BY-THE-SEA MOTEL Crescent Beach Section NORTH MYRTLEBEACH.S.C.295S2 Phone 803/272.5512 EFFIC. 4 5 Bedroom Apts. on Ocean Front. TV. Cottages Second Row. Tile Baths. Air Cond. Some Fans. Mrs. Reba Brown. Mgr. \\c IIOK i\\ C'fcrrry ·!·«*«· Section «rlh 1rll«.nrnrli. S. C. 2*3112. · 2'2-'2 Room Kliic. Apts. Rooms. All Air Cond. · Knch equipped with TV · Coll' Priv. · Across Street from Fishing Pier · Restaurants and Marketing Near · Swimming Pool · Children Welcomed ·Reservations Advisable ·' Write or Phime HiKt/^ii-i'il^. B.IX :120S. JIM.HVIM.IK.OHM K On the Ocean Front AMBASSADOR EAST MOTEL ROOMS, EFFIC., FAMILY APTS. The finest in resort accommodations. Ultra modern. Pool and Kiddie Pool. Color TV. Excellent location. Ocean Drive Section NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. 29582 Phone 803/249-1478 Overlooking the Ocean KATHY-JO APARTMENTS Cherry Grove Section N. MYRTLE BEACH. S. C. 29852 Phone 803/249: 1853 28 NEW UNITS ADDED WITH COLOR TV · Rooms · Apts. · All Elec. Kitchens · Air Cond. · Linens · Pool Kiddie Pool · Laundry Room 0 Tile Baths · Wall-to-Wall Cptg. · Located between 2 Fishing Piers · Golf Priv. Q Reasonable Rates MR.MRS.DONNIEKING . . Owners -- Manogecs. . . V.J/S MOTEL » Ocean »lyd.3 blacks North of Pavilion · Cherry Grove Section * North Myrtle Beach, S. C. 29582 I · · » · · · · · · · · · » · » = *»»«»#»****»*»**»**»*» One and l wo room efficiency apartments linens cooking utensils furnished. Sleeps up to I). Fully air conditioned ^0x40 swimming pool sun deck. Rlec- tric heat. Two and ihree hedroom cot- tayes. All electric kitchens. Ceramic tile baths. Playground equipment for children. Shopping £ Amusement center, twn excellent fishing piers nearhy. Championship golf course nearhy. 50 yards to heautiful beach. Phone80}/249-1012 Ocean Front Resort Motel and Restaurant · Rooms · Efficiencies ' · Apartments ·TV · Golf Priv. · Room Phones · Pool · Air Cond. · Beach Cabana · One Mile from Airport MR. W. D. MEEKS--MANAGER PHONE 803/272-6151-- BOX 2248 Windy Hill S«. ·'North Mvrtle Bnch, S.C. 295KS 'GOLD COAST All Units Face the Ocean The H OLIDAY HOUSE THE COMPUTE RESORT" Modern in Every Detail · ROOMS AND EFFICIENCY APTS. · ELECTRIC HEAT · POOL · AIR CONDITIONED · COLOR TV · GOLF PRIVILEGES · FREE FISHING ON OUR PIER · · · Wesley and Lucille Moore Resident Managers Phone 803/249-1221 Box3O84 Cherry Grove Section NORTH MTRTLE BEACH. S.C. 29582 WMMMMMAMMMMMM M l I M I S «c K\ i mm KOOUS-I.II H l l . V i r S Air C'ond. Heal. C'olor ASK \BOITOIK I:\K;UI ( n'M-vnl ll»-ju-h Srn inn I H.lVOi-rniillhd. Norlli '!. rile llciirlt. V « .2M5H2 riioiu-% »n:t 272'5:t.':t nr 272-5112 . · - -

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