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Call 386-2124 pJ14 FAIR TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR GUESTS For a once-in-a-lifetime vacation, the Dauphine Orleans Hotel features a most pleasant and competitive rate that includes many extras such as complimentary Continental breakfast daily, free sheltered valet parking, the daily newspaper containing World's Fair event schedules, and free in-room movies, You'll receive a welcome cocktail and, most important of all, personal service by an award winning staff. Call now while we can still guarantee thd date of your choice for visiting the New Orleans World's Fair, May 12th through November 1 lth. Toll .... Free Call: LA 800-521-6111 ' NAT'L. 800-521-7111 415 Dauphine Street New Orleans, La. 70112 IIII I II II I I II I I I ili Sell it here for $$$$$ ] 386-2877 H I | The Ponchatoula Times Established October 1, 1981 Bryan T McMahon, Editor & Publisher Second Class Postage Permit No. 666730 at Ponchatoula, Louisiana 70454 Terry Ann McMahon, Office Manager Terrence McMahon, Feature Editor Advertising Account Executive Published Thursday of every week at 410 South Second St., Ponchatoula, L.a. 70454 Subscriptions are $11 in Louisiana, $13 anywhere in the U.S.A. Phone 386-2877 ................................................. 7 ........... Address correspondence and changes of address orders to P.O. Box 743 Ponchatoula, Louisiana 70454 t t I I ANTIQUE GUNS Antique Guns Plants .42 caliber front loader. Excellent condition .22 caliber Remmington army model with 9 inch barrel. Call 386-2124 pJl4 CLEAN TANK Help CLEAN YOUR SEPTIC TANK the EASY WAY with FX bacteria. $8.98. Tree roots removed. Drains opened. Ask for FREE BOOIET. Ponchatoula Feed & Seed 180 E. Pine Ponchatoula, La., 70454 bJ15 HOT? Cooling cost gettg you hot? Save with a high energy efficient central system for your mobile home. Call Carter Heat & Air and ask for Lanelle. 504-222-4121. Financing available. pJ,7,14,21,28 Louisiana history updated An up-to-date history book of Louisi - ana, including such previously neglec- ted topics as the roles of blacks and women in the state's history, features four chapters written by a SLU histor- ian. Dr. Michael Kurtz, a member of the history and government department faculty at Southeastern, has co-author- ed "Louisiana: A History" along with five other distinguished historians. Th': 400-page book, which covers events as recent as the Edwin Edwards-Dave Treen election of October, 1983, is published by Forum Press of Arlington Heights, Illinois. Kurtz, the author of several prize-" winning studies of recent Louisiana history as well as a study of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, wrote the fourth part of the book which discusses the era from Huey Long's death to the present. According to Kurtz, the book gives full attention to the social, cultural, economic and traditional political his- tory of the state, including a compre- hensive index, a list of suggested readings for further study, eleven maps, and over 100 photographs and illustrations, many of which have never before been pulbished. In addition to Treen and Edwards, the book highlights such figures as Earl Long, deLeeseps Morrison, Dutch Morial, Jimmie Davis and John Mc- Keithen. It also covers such topics as jazz, fold culture, industrial and agricultural trends, the state's natural environment, racial issues, and hurri- canes and other natural disasters. "The history of Louisiana is so com- plex that we decided to have expert scholars write the sections covering the eras of their specialties," Kurtz said. Shells FROM PAGE ONE iontcharain was formed 5000 years ago. The next speaker was Vernon C. Parker of the Louisiana Department of Health and Human Resources. Irk. Parker spoke on the subject of urban runoff and sewerage. Mr. Parker did not mention the importance of vegeta- tion which grew in vast fields on the Lakes bottoms and has been ripped up by the shell dredging operation. Man must learn to protect nature. The shell dredgers are not doing that, they are tripping the balance of nature. What is most ironical about the dredging is that the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission and the United States Corps of Engineers, and political in- fluence is permitting this imbalance. Plant life is the basis of the food for all living things, not only on land but also on the floor of lakes, rivers, and oceans. Plant life is_nqt only connected to our food chain, it also helps to clear the air of carbon dioxide. This also holds true for marine plants, with the exception that this greenery helps to clear the water of carbon dioxide and to restore depleted oxygen which is most important to marine life. The roots of these plants trap sedimentation which keev the water clear. Mr. Parker made no mention of clam shells or fish. The next speaker was Dr. Robert Eugene Turner, who has both a bachelors and a master's degree in Zoology and a PH.D. in Ecology. Dr. Parker spoke on the erosion taking place in both lakes. He also mentioned that the Illinois Central and Gulf railroad line runs near the water's edge. I have been back in the this area on foot several times if you look closely you will see pilings which had been driven for the first rails before the Civil War, have lake waters washing around them. Dr. Parker made no mention of clam shells except what had been washed upon the beach. The next speaker was Mr. Robert D. Palmer of the Radcliff Materials Corp. which is one of the companies opera- ting a dredge in the lake. Mr. Palmer spoke of the economic impaCt of the shell industry, the environmental im- pact on the lake, as well as regulation control. Mr. Palmer began with the subject: why is there a need for shell and what are the basic econmics of the shell industry? "Next to water, and perhaps salt, calcium carbonate, when you include its use as an aggregate, is the chemical base of pratically all industry and commerce." The Lake Pontchartrain dam shell i-99 percent calcuim carbonate, a substance found in bones, shells and plants. With all the beef cattle slaughtered each day, plus pigs, lambs, and other animals, the bones of these animals should fill a big order for calcium carbonate. Then too with the use of oyster shells we would need still less clams from the lake. In July of 1969 Johnnie W. Tarvers wrote a pulbication titled "The Clam Story." This publication was sent to me by the Louisiana Wildfire and Fisheries Commission. Mr. Tarver wrote that the harvesting of clam shells contributes substantially to this state's economy. The severance tax and royalties collected from the commercial harvest amounts to approximatly 1 to 1.5 million dollars annually. The Wild- Life & Fisheries Commission receives 1 million. This money, is used in the operation of the oyster division essen- tially for research, and development, and management. (that was in 1969) In 1969, 5,000,000 cubic yards of clam shell were removed at that time at a value of over $12,000,000. He pointed out the commercial use of the ghells. He also stated that the living clams are a source of nutrition for many aquatic species, such as the atlantic (that we used to catch hi.the lake bv the thousands whose mept was a delight- fully delicious treat). He goes on with black drum, fresh water drum, catfish, blue crab and white shrimP - . It is necessary that we learn more about these factors in order that we may best utilize this important resource and establish needed management procedures through wise regulations. Speaking from the rostrum at this forum, Mr. Palmer pointed a finger at the audience. This he said: "Each person in this room requires about 15 thousand pounds of this material annually. The roads you traveled over to attend this meeting were constructed with clam shell. (Hefffire I would like to see Mr. Palmer digest the concrete at the road and extract vitamins from a slab of concrete. And besides, what is wrong with gravel. It was used long before they found out that shells were easier to mix then gravel. It was after the second world war that New Orleans decided to canals with shells. And discovered it was roads with shells then cover asphah. " rith Mr. Palmer continued v tion, informing the audience people employed by the th panies dredging in the lal:e, i board one of these dredgeSh remember seeing was four or z I was told by one of the sl. a tug that the hours were 1 often wearisome. Quoted Mr. Palmer: payroll for the 292 men is , There are 4.500 peopk associated industries, shell at an annual payroll 000 per year. The shell as much as $50; this local area for from fuel to groceries in our dredges." "In other PAGE 1 VALUE CORNER Triaminic Syrup Triaminicin Tablets or Triaminic-12 Tablets For Allergy.Relief that's naming to sneeze at. FOR THE SMILE OF HEALTH. THESNUFF THATTRUD LIVESUPTC EX.LAX, "The Family Friend," helps your body help itself. Ex-Lax helps get your body's own natural rhythm going again. Gently Dependably Overnight. That's why more families use Ex-Lax- Chocolated or Pills-than any other brand. Make it your Fami'ly Friend. Read label and follow directions. Ex-Lax, Inc., 1983. 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