THE STAR—TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 1913|
SPEAKING OF FISH, OLD READER OF STAR WRITES OF SALVAGER SUCKER, WHICH DOES WORK OF STEAM DERRICK
Fish are scaly things to have around, but with all this talk about Seattle being the most important center of the fishing industry on the coast, it is proper that some attention should be paid to the following communication from I. Zack W. Alton, an old and respected reader of this paper, who protests against the failure of fishily inclined citizens to pay proper attention to the rare fish of Puget sound.
There is not the slightest excuse for Seattle's inactivity along this line. It should take steps at once to preserve to posterity positive proof of the exisentence of the remarkable fish that once abounded in old man Hood's canal, an well as those killed by the fish-eating aysters recently annilated by the Olympia brand.
But, enough. Here is Alton's letter. It speaks for itself:
Editor of The Star: This is a protest from an ardent admirer of rare fish. Why is it that you carry so much news about the salmon, halibut and trout fishing, and pay no attention to the rarer fish that only can be located by the careful angler?
You newspaper fellows sit up and take notice when a cargo of two or three hundred thousand pounds of halibut comes in, and I have seen it mentioned a dozen times that 1,000 cases have been sent to the flood sufferers at Dayton.
Now, whiy in the name of common sense didn't the Chamber of Commerce fit out an expedition to round up a salvager sucker for the benefit of those people whose food and clothing have not been destroyed, but merely covered over with water.
Might have taken some trouble to keep it in fresh water en route, but think of the great good that could even yet be accomplished with one of these faithful salvagers.