Low Resolution Image: Become a member to access this full resolution image at 375% higher quality.

OCR Text

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 31, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Art of Creative Beachcombing Requires More Imagination Than Energy By Net Hon Bryant New York Tim** lirvlci WEST TISBURY, Mass. -Scoured by 35 years of wind, sand and waves, the smashed rib cage of a fishing vessel protruded from the sand. It was not a remarkable find, for I had been ashore, but there was some excitement in seeing what was left of her once again for she is not always visible. .Storms and shifting sands have caused her to disappear and reappear many times over the years. No one was lost when she of what I took to tie a schooner sea will sometimes bring worth-jthe beach, most driftwood is on the same beach, and a bro- while gifts to shore, ken tenon in its mortise of oak Fireplace will driftwood can, and a twisted copper spike iexample, warm many winter screamed of a wild November evenings when the Iders in a northeast gale, laden with sand that for dull the toughest steel. And if one lives near house shud- where anglers have cast al- and plastic plugs for striped The soon comber things he cannot possess: a beach pipers stilting in the wash wood waves, the long, the sea in a spring runoff of one of Canada’s wild rivers or had it floated the 400-mile length of the came Connecticut? These thoughts Vine- rushed on, in full spate, to how night and drowning men. Successful beachcombing re though he who gathers it must bass and bluefish, late fall is a quires more imagination than be prepared to sharpen his saw good time to look for the lures no often. Tumbled in the sea’s that were broken off in casting y . ,1    0,1    Martha’s    went    ashore,    but    once,    many    energy.    Often    the    find    is    of lucy .od when the boat went years ago, I found a fragment practical value, although the careless embrace then flung to or fighting a fish accomplished beach- perhaps brings the most plea-also cherishes those sure, as, for example, the three-Sand- foot-long, four-inch-thick log I of have before me that undulating ashore recently on the flight of soters over the gray yard’s south beach. Bleached by the ocean currents move along ocean, a great blue heron tall in sun and salt, it bears the near the coast, and the beachcomber, a salt marsh    ly-erased tooth marks of a bea these questions unanswered, put It is the sea’s odd gift, the one ver. Had the log, which I be-the log in a safe place, un-that stirs the imagination, that lieve is poplar, come down to willing, as yet to burn it. •OPEN MONDAY 9’til 9 • Immediate FREE DELIVERY • TAKE MONTHS TO PAY. Use Smulekoff’s Budget Account • FREE PARKING, for our customers Use the Park and Shop Plan SIMMONS “CORRECT POSTURE Full Size, ea. pc............*6t Queen Size Set ..........*19< LOUNGE CHAIRS Your Choice Choose from our large selection . . . mostly Spanish and Mediterranean design, but a few Contemporary and Traditional styles are included. Save up to $1 14 now during our Capacity Days Salel LOUNGE CHAIRS . Your Choice ,-^r CUSTOM OAK BEDROOM Each piece is mallei fully implied and styled with matching Iii Pressure lops, plate glass mirror, fully dust proof oak interiors and handsome solid cai! hardware. a. tag. $149 95 6 drawer double dresier ..$119 C Reg S64 95 Twm or full tire heodhoord a. keg. SU9.95 4-drawei .hest .................$99    0    Beg    $69.95    2 drawer Mite Stood ........ SIMMONS “PERFECT POSTURE Full Size, ea. pc............*7' Queen Size Set..........*22* This group features beautiful velvet Mediterranean, Spanish and Contemporary lounge chairs. Prices hove been cut as much as $1331 Every chair is an excellent value for the pricel SINGLE DRESSER BASE AND MIRROR Modern styling in oak fully dust proof oak mtorior K plats glass minors Reg* SI 19.95. $99 Mirror    (oa Reg $19 95 It DRAWER CHEST Tully dust proofed S DRAWER CHEST Centai guided drawers LOUNGE CHAIRS Your Choice Included in this group of chairs are Colonial, Traditional and Contemporary styles all upholstered in a high grade of fabric. Save as much as $152 and have a beautiful, comfortable lounge chair to add to the beauty of your home. Superb value for the pricel Unique SpaceSaver Recliner - SIMMONS “ULTRA-PEDIC Full Size, ea. pc ........... Queen Size Set ..........*2 COORDINATED OAK GROUPINGS ‘I hr modern ml lur net hr mg. new char rn to this grouping finished in warm oak on srlrctrd hardwood* lh* laiiciv of pieces let* vou create sour own custom designed room front a youth bedroom to luting room to guest room to jtudy. A Rag $99 95 3drawei bnrHelof chest .......................... a Rag $79 95 goolrosa lop lo fit bor Heir* chati ........... C Rag $119 95 Studaoti Dash    .. ...... .......... D Rag $1 19 95 50 book cola lop with 4 doors for stoioge Now you con have a fully reclined recliner thof will fit anywhere because it doesn't have to be a foot away from the wall in order to recline. This space saving recliner can be lust 3" from your woll and yet in full recliner position doesn't touch the walll It effortlessly moves with your body shift into the recline position with smooth, easy action. Save space and $50 this weekl Upholstered in durable naugahyde. Take Your Pick of a Famous Howell Dinette in 2 different looks. Save over $60! _    YOUR    CHOICE Come See One and Try It Yourself! In lounjrinj: position, just 3" from wall, lo full Krclim- -.till ilaa^u't t'otich wall! Cane and Velvet Decorator Chairs I jiHfpr Maple or Walnut Ro//-Top Desk Styled for the most discriminating in authentic Old Country decor and finished in Salem Maple or rich Walnut, this roll top desk is a “real find ", Eight dovetailed drawers, double file drawer in right pedestal, and lock in center drawer, set off with antique brass hardware Top is high pressure laminated plastic for years of protection to this treasure. 42,/j“*20 "k40'/j". Either black vinyl    1    ti    L channeled upholstery ...    5 Either contemporary 5 pc. set is worthy of your consid-    W* eration. A Howell dinette not only makes a great place to eat, but a perfect place to play cards, games    or    ^ anything that menas enjoyment for your family. Both sets include: 36x48" double pedestal table with a I 2" leaf and 4 upholstered pedestal swivel chairs.    I Your choice of styles and colors Side by side, in a corner, around a table or anywhere you wish! One or a pair of these beautiful chairs, adds elegance to a room legatdless of placement. Select yours in Italian or French provincial design. All boast handsomely detailed pecan frames and luxurious velvet upholstered seats and backs. SMULEKOFF’S iNOtKll ... or floral print vinyl upholstery ;

Clippings and Obituaries for the Cedar Rapids Gazette