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Sunday, June 9, 1974
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M»*Sw»rt ArVonwi TIMES, Sun., Jun. V, 1974 ' »AV(TTCVILl.t. All Boats Must Have One Per Person Aubrey Shepherd Boating Safety Class Approved Last year some 1400 persons died as a result of boating accidents. This frightening figure was quoted by Mr. Norman Walker in explaining why the organization he represents -- the Woodmen of the World --· is sponsoring a series of U.S. Coast Guard approved boaling safety classes. Two of the classes have been offered already and a third will occur in July. Bach safety class is a self-contained unit covering all aspects of boating safety and waterway regulations. The most recent class -- held last Monday evening in the Arkansas Western Gas Company Hospitality Room -included a slide presentation dealing with the following areas of concern: Prelude to Boaling, Underway, Returning to Port, Aids to Safe Boating and Rules of the Road. Boatmen on Beaver Lake as well as those on the Arkansas River Navigation .System may be subject to Coast Guard regulations and inspections. Eighteen persons attended the second meeting, instructed by Mr. Ralph Burke -- instructor of safely for the Veteran's Administration Hospital and a retired member of the United States Coast Guard. Mr. Walker and Mr. Burke hope to increase attendance at the meetings as interest in boating picks up during the summer months. Children who may be operating boats are welcome at the meetings. It is especially important that they get some awareness of the responsibilities of boat operation at an early stage, for there is no driver's license required of boat operators and therefore no insurance of any specific knowledge. Voluntary self-education through such classes as Mr. Burke's is very important. The Arkansas Ecology Center -- 1919 West 7th Street, in Little Rock -- is a non-profit organization concerned with preservation of Arkansas' wilderness areas, prevention of water and air pollution, and protection of the health and safety of human beings. In reality, the Arkansas Ecology Center has been much concerned with the effort to save the Buffalo River, to stop the damming of the Cossatot River, to stop the channelization of the Cache River, to stop the damming of the Strawberry River and to call into question the use of various chemicals in the state which have been found harmful to h u m a n and animal life. Recycled Paper r Arkansas Ecology Center Newsletter is a very jnler- ·esting publication printed'bn recycled paper and dealing with items of value to everyone. The. May issue included a list of questions submitted to candidates in the recent primary elections. The candidates' answers were printed without endorsement by the Center. Because the election has passed, the specifics do not need discussion here. But it is notable that none of : the candidates gave full answers to most of the environmental questions. The .Newsletter solicits tax deductible donations in lieu of estabH*king i a' 1 sBh«eription price. With such projects as the coal-fired generator planned for Gentry and the sewage treatment plant proposed for the Illinois River, all citizens of Northwest Arkansas more than ever before are becoming concerned with environmental concerns. The ecology center's newsletter is one good source of information designed to reveal the possible clangers of such projects. Unlike the news releases of corporations and municipalities which have some financial gain in sight, the information from the ecology center has only the good of the ordinary citizen in' view. This means that although the center's publications do not always give a complete view of a problem they can be trusted to give every citizen something to think carefully about before he makes a final judgment about quite a few matters of public concern. Earl Dove -- longtime resident of Fayettevillc and accomplished taxidermist -- recently moved to the southwestern section of Arkansas. Besides the many friends who will miss Earl and his wife May -- a popular teacher at Springdale High School -- area out- doorsmen may find themselves forced to go farther away to get their game and fish mounted. Leather Popular With leather clothing popular these days, many deer hunters are going to especial pains to get their deer hides tanned and made useable for jackets, vests, ladies' skirts, men's shirts, and even trousers for either sex. Unless another taxidermist announces his presence in Fayetteville, the outdoorsman may sorely rue Earl Dove's move to Lockesburg. Hardwood forests are being cleared for grazing and other purposes. To many people this in-itself seems a reckless use of the mountains, especially where the slopes are too rocky and steep to provide very good grass or safe footing for livestock. But seeing the precious hardwoods burned or piled up to rot along the fencerows is truly infuriating to people who have to pay high prices for fuel and could use the firewood or who cannot find a place to enter the woods without meeting a posted sign or who can seldom find their favorite stream unmuddied and can trace the muddy water to a newly denuded hillside. If a landowner makes a real effort to use every par! of the resources entrusted to him he can in good conscience use his land as he sees fit. But the great push for land use planning on a national scale is a direct result of the many varieties of misuse of the land which have occurred. In many parts of the country industries are the most obvious offenders. Ironically, in certain areas, those with the most direct contact with nature -- the agriculturists -- allow their prac- ticM to harm the environment. Instead of arguing back and forth about the need for or constitutionality of land use planning, land owners and environmentalists alike should look di- raktl; at the problems they can see in their own areas aad try to-do something to correct ttie.abuse or. waste, IB tb* can of the problem which provoked this essay -- the warting of hardwood which is being removed ·--i the area's hills -- the landowner could advertise firewood if be wishes or gather it himself and H or «d;»erti4« for people to come and pay a cer- itm ft* tor the privilege of hauling away some of it. EBitromtunWislt could offer to arrange for someone M*dJng firewood to get In touch with a landowner who ij in danger of wasting some. These are only a few suggestions, but they suggest-th* sort of activities that could relieve some of the immediate and visible Jt0al|foMeiiM of wast* and a bus* of natural resources. Lite-Preserver Laws Outlined Now t i c i l i u j i r i L l i f e - p r e s e r v e r ws will bo in off net is the oating .season emerges. l.iEc preservers, i n c l u d i n g l i t e t-sls, life jackets anci the new 1 e r s o i) a I Flotation Device KJ». arc divided into f o u r atefiorics. Type 1 consists of csts \ v i t l i 2D "pounds of Tjuoyan- y thiit will t u n ) an unconscious arson upright ID the water, ype I I is represented by the a m i l i a r horse cellar rings lhal o around your nock. Buoyancy ·; 15.-5 [jrninds. Type Ml has lie same buoyancy as Type II nJ w i l l float a [)er.son in an p r i g h l position but it has a csscr requirement for t u r n i n g iQlion. This makes it possible to dcbigi] the life preserver as comfortable, attractive and w e a r a b l e g a r m e n t . Type IV is the r e g u l a r k a p o k cushion. It now is required throughout (he nation Hi at all boats, regardless of sine, shape or location, have a life preserver for each person ahoard. If the boat is under 16 feet -- or a canoe or k a y a k , both of which are exempted from the length rule -- any of the four types of preserver are okay. For boat over 16 feet only Types I, If and III are allowed. You arc permitted to mix types as long as there is one preserver for each person aboard. In addition, a l i f e ring that can he thrown or a buoyant cushion must be carried. Types 1, LI and III must be r e a d i l y available. Type IV is i m m e d i a t e l y available in the boat. MUST H A V E A P P R O V A L All preservers of any type must bear the label that i n d i - cates the j a c k e t , or other type, has received Coast Guard approval, Never remove t h i s label as the preserver won't pass inspection without it. Water skiers do not require a jacket because they are not in the boat, Note that wator-ski belts do not count as an extra preserver. Life preserver prices vary according to material. The cgular kapok cushion (Type V) costs about $5.SO. An adult's lapok-niicd "horse collar" Tyie II) costs about the same. 'olyvinyl chloride (PVC) foam- illed horse collars come in at around $14. This is about the jrice of a kapok-filled Type I a c k e t , however, anyone leading offshore should cer- ainly equip himself with the newer and more efficient PVC Night Cruising Not As Difficult Or Dangerous As Some People Think ST. LOUIS. Mo. -- Night cruising can he f u n ! There is nothing more b e a u t i f u l than a river or l a k e on a bright moon- it night. The f i s h i n g is usually good, the waters are ciujcl and peaceful and occasionally a satelite can be .seen passing overhead. Yet. most pcnple will never enjoy night cruising or fishing hecause they think navi- g a t i n g and cruising at night is d i f f i c u l t anrl dangerous. It doesn't have to IK either d i f f i c u l t or dangerous. Cornvncr- cial boat pilots travel at n i g h t easily and it can be the same for the recreational boater. Follow a few simple rules and regulations and a whole new world of boating can be opened up to you and your family. Y o u r first consideration should be the l i g h t i n g on your hoat. Just as you would never t h i n k of driving your car at night without h e a d l i g h t s , never consider boating at n i g h t without the propel' r u n n i n g lights. Even a row boat, while anchored in a navigable channel, is required to show a 360 degree white a n c h o r l i g h t . According to i n l a n d regulations, power boats under 26 feet in length must exhibit a 360 degree while stem light and a red and green combination bow- 'ghl while crusing between sun.set and Power loals 26 feet in length or longer must exhibit a MO degree white stern l i g h t , a red side lighU a green side l i g h t and a 225 degree white howlight. I n t e r n a t i o n a l regulations allow for the following alternative l i g h t displays either a 145 degree white stern light, with a 225 degree white r u n n i n g light, a red side light and a green side light. All stern lights must be visible for two miles, while all w h i t e r u n n i n g lights must be visible for one mile. AH colored lights (red on the l e f t side and green on the right) must be visible for one mile. While anchored in any navigable channel all boats must show a 360 degree white light. Remember, if you arc adrift you must show one of the above light displays because you are considered underway. Navigation on lakes or rivers where there are lighted buoy* is relatively easy. Black buoys are on the left side of the c h a n nel going up stream and ar marked with a green or whiU light. Red buoys mark the r i g h t side and are topped with a roc: or while light. Just remember "Keep Red on your Right wher R e t u r n i n g from the Ocean.' Buoys that m a r k channel June lions are alternately stri[ec wilh red and black and may have either red. green, or whit lights. 11 is safe to pass ou Uniform Signs And Buoys Required In Most States ST. LOUIS. TV1O. -- As the new b o a t i n g season moves out at full speed, so do the boaters themselves; Many w i t h o u t regard to the mariners' "road' 1 signs. That's right, road signs. Those f u n n y tilings that looked like garbage cans anrf which were so handy to tie up to last year. Actually, these are buoys and ftigns placed at strategic points to warn or inform boatmen. Incidentally, it is illegal to tic up to them. Most stales now have u n i f o r m signs and buoys. On stale buoys, an international orange band will be seen near the top and bottom; in the white area between these bands, a geometric shape, also in orange, will be n o t e d . . An open diamond shape indicates danger. A diamond wilh a cross inside indicates a prohibited area: vessels are cx- clmled from areas marked by such buoys. A circle signifies control or zoning; vessels operate in such areas mirier certain operating restrictions. A .square shape signals the conveying of information, the details of which are spelled out within the shape. Where t h e regulatory marker consists of a square or rectangular shaped sign displayed from a structure the sign is whit wilh an international orange border. If a diamond or circular shape is, associated with the meaning of the marker, it will' be centered on the sign board. The geometric shape displayed on a regulatory marker is intended to convey (he basic idea of danger or control. The boatman is able to tell at distance whether he should stay away or may safely approach for more information. To convey a specific meaning, spelled out words or recognized abbreviations appear w i t h i n the shape. The sole exception to this i s t h e cross w i t h i n t h e dia-mond shape t h a t is used to absolutely prohibit boats fron- entering an a r e a , because ol danger to the boat, .swimmer? in a protected area, or for any other reason s u f f i c i e n t to warrant exclusion by law. To minimixe the risk ol misinterpretation, initials, sym bols, and silhouettes are not used. In some cases, words n be seen outside the geometric shape tn give the reason, authority, or some clarification of the specific meaning. These are the common "road" signs on your lakes and rivers; get to know them and learn to use them-they can lie a great help. Bass Bug Lure Quite Popular The popularity of many f i s h - ing lures follow a path l i k e roller-coaster -- a rapid iH'ver lost its following bass bug. Devotees of this angling method know that nothing climb, peak, and then a quick can equal the excitement of a fall from favor. OUR kind of lure that has bass t a k i n g an artificial bug from the surface of a lake or stream. Bass bugs are cast with f l j rods, a type of tackle that man anglers overlook in their quesl for big fish. They can be work ed effectively from a boat, and ·many have found t h a t a has? The 34-page brochure, "Off- bug-fly rod combination is of- beat Alaska." is recommended Hen successful when other me- by Robert O'Bryne, Travel E d i - ' Alaska Booklet Is Informative ,or of Sport, Afield, of information "a n«TM various llajr cork or woo( [. simulate a j regions plus t i p s on transporta- j variety of aquatic and lerresl ' l i o n , sport f i s h i n g , photography. r ; a | a n i m a l s and insects eaten | h u n t i n g . N a t i o n a l Parks a n d ] by bass. They include moths !monuments." 'bees. mice, frogs, beetles and The brochure gives a list o f j draaonflies. Feathers, rubbe interesting f a c t s about t h e | s t r j p s a n d other pliable mate country. Alaska is divided into! rials make up the legs, wing: j four major regions for the con- the night -- times whei rely upon vibrations am: description? are complete, and into in most ca»« prices are quoted, fish _,,,, .. This ne!p[ u | booklet ii free from [ s o u n d s t'o locate food. the Division of Tourism, State Cast the hug toward shore of Alaska. Department of Eco-tand let it lie qujetly. After the and tails of bass bugs. j v e n i e n c e of the reader. Kach region is introduced by a note on the climate.' and' this is ,,. ,, followed by i n f o r m a t i o n on t h e l t h e attention of fish in shallo. permanent lodges and charter | water. Popping bugs are bes services by air or boat. The fished in late evening and on Sometimes called popping btias. the object is to maki noisc w i t h the Hire and drav nomic Development. Pouch E- 403. J u n e a u , Alaska 99801. ripples from its water entrv have subsided, raise the tip o: Another prominent mention in!your fiy rod and give the lun Travel Editor O'Byme's J u n e - a s l i g h t twitch. If the bug has column is given to The Wilder- a dashed face, pull it toward ness Society, which wUJ sponsor 196 trips into the wild l a n d s of America during 1974. Participants in the not-for-profit, edu- caiional-outdoor-adventure program will visit areas of wilderness from (he mangrove islands of the Florida Kverglade-s to the t u n d r a a n d slacial-carved mountains oi Alaska. you with a quick motion an: make it "pop". Then let it lie still again. When casting, it's best to work the water nearest your boat, then progressively cast toward shore until you reach the b a n k . Keep a tight line, since m a n y fish will be s w i m m i n g toward you when they strike. ithcr side of a junction buoy ir light. On rivers where there are no igiitf-'d buoys, follow your ·harts. It should prove easy to lick out l a n d m a r k s on the :narls. Buoys that are not li re marked on the charts and /ou. should he able to find them vith a search light. Remember, be sure to check 'our fuel supply to make sure 'ou have enough for the cruise. Jany marinas aren't open all l i g h t ; a n d drifting down t h e ·iver at night wilh no power ;an present many problems r a t h e r than kapok jackets. Type HI jackets and vests are available in a variety of versions, wilh prices from roughlj' $25 for a comfortable type vest to about $50 for a full jacket. "I sincerely think every waterfowl hunter, fisherman or canoeist should be equipped with one of these all-around jackets," writes Boating Editoi Xack Taylor in (he June issue of Sports Afield. The TIMES li Or Tap of Th» N«w* S«v»n Pay* a W««k 34 EastCenler Phone: 521-6472 Business Cards, Letter^ heads, Envelopes, Business Forms, Tickets, Posters. Flyers, Menus, Memo Pads, Church Bulletins,' Calendars, Invitations and. so on and so fast . . . 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