The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 5, 1976 · Page 234
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 234

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, December 5, 1976
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1 B2 Palm Beach Post-TimesSunday, December 5, 1976 Canal Opponents Hope To Defeat Project at Last t r'VC ( ft ' n t - - ,' 1 J" ? 1 " """" " Tg"rv ifigSH AM 4 Ii f j 'if'- ' jrs r r it. iif W (X. r ft mfim"- I i t?-rt J '. 'J It! - canal have been some Jacksonville businessmen who would benefit from it. "Economically, there will be more jobs in restoration than there would be in construction of the canal," she said. "Also, there will be more long-term economic gains from recreation in the water (as it is now) than there would have been from a canal." Mrs. Carr said she first became interested in the canal project when she learned it would destroy 38 miles of the Oklawaha River basin. "That's what we first protested. But then we discovered there wasn't any economic justification," she said. "And then we began worrying about the impact on the Floridian Aquifer. As more and more information was assembled, it became evident that our original fears were not only valid, but we had understated the case." The Cross-Florida Barge Canal was stopped in 1971 for two reasons Florida Defenders of the Environment won a temporary court injunction on construction because of the alleged damages and Nixon halted the federally-funded project. 1 Mil F. J Stafl Photo by Linda Harblion By GAYLE PALLESEN Poit Start Wrltar Tallahassee is expected to be flooded this month net by the Cross-Florida Barge Canal, but the people who oppose it. "We want to kill this thing once and for all," said Johnny Jones, executive director of the Florida Wildlife Federation. "We want to get as many people as we can to go up there." Jones was referring to the Dec. 16-17 state Cabinet meeting where the Army Corps of Engineers will present the final environmental impact statement and economic study on the partially-completed North Florida canal. Representatives of coriserv.-.tion groups from all over the state are expected to attend the two-day meeting to fight any resurrection of the controversial project that was halted five years ago by then-President Nixon. "We will emphasize that the Florida public is very concerned about the wasteful and destructive project," said Marjorie Carr, president of Florida Defenders of the Environment. Mrs. Carr has been a leader in fighting the barge canal since 1963. She says she doubts the corps can present information justifying revival of the project. "The evidence is so overwhelming that it seems to us there isn't any way they can come out saying the project isn't an economic loser. The facts are so overwhelming. They can't find enough stuff (barges) to go through the canal," Mrs. Carr said. Her group has been organizing the other conservation groups in opposing the project, one-quarter finished. "We want to show that this area, even though damaged in small areas, can be restored and be a very valuable and productive area for all Floridians," she said of the already constructed portion. Mrs. Carr said the only people to publicly support finishing the barge Claire Campbell Hugs Cimmaron Who Is Learning To Respond to Affection Save the Mustangs' No Idle Project 2 Wild Horses Brought to PSL for Special Care Movie Clock i By LINDA HARBISON Post Stafl Writtr PORT ST. LUCIE - It's been a long time since anyone has heard much about "Save the Mustangs," a local effort to adopt wild horses reportedly doomed to the dog food factories. But organizers of the adoption project have not been idle, and the sought-after mustangs finally have arrived in Port St. Lucie. Mariah and Cimmaron, a feisty mare and somewhat less rambunctious stallion, "belong to the people now," says Claire Campbell, one of the women who helped coordinate the project. The horses have found a home with Lisa Jo Dent, owner of a ranch just off U.S. 1 in North Port St. Lucie, but visitors are welcome and already have begun to stop by. Mrs. Campbell said the mustangs are learning to respond to affection. "Up to nov, they only knew man through the roundups, and he was their enemy," she said. the First National Bank, where special accounts have been established. The delay in getting the mustangs to Port St. Lucie was due to red tape and a pending decision by the Supreme Court as to ownership of the horses, Mrs. Campbell said. "The Supreme Court finally said the mustangs belong to all the people, and that opened the door for us," she said. She said that in working with the two horses, she's learning "just how smart they are in their own way." "Of course they didn't know anything about carrots and sugar or anything else with a human flavor, but they're coming along. They're healthy . , . and they take to people pretty fast." She said one of her goals is to see the two mustangs in next year's Fourth of July parade. Organizers of "Save the Mustangs" hope to have an open house soon to show the animals off and to officially present them to residents of Martin and St. Lucie counties. Mariah and Cimmaron were among 10 wild horses transported to the east coast from Nevada recently, with that state being among several others out west where ranchers reportedly were abusing the animals. "The mustangs were being rounded up and sold for so much dog food," according to Mrs. Campbell. "The federal lands they roamed were being used by the ranchers for grazing their own herds and the competition for grazing land caused the problem. "The ranchers simply wanted to get rid of the mustangs," she said. To put a halt to that, the adoption program was initiated by the federal government and Wild Horse Organized Assistance (WHOA). Mrs. Campbell said $200 was collected in the local "Save the Mustangs" drive but the cost of transporting the horses to Florida exceeded that amount. Persons interested in contributing toward the continuing upkeep of the horses may do so by contacting the Stuart National Bank or FORT PIERCE TODAY Sunrise Theatre: "Swashbuckler," 2, 3:50, 5:40, 7:30, 9:20 Village Theatre: "Grizzly," 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 Fort Pierce Drive-In: "Drive-In," 7:30; "Watch Out, We're Mad," 9:15 MONDAY Sunrise Theatre: "Swashbuckler," 6:30, 8:20 Village Theatre: "Grizzly," 6:15, 8 Fort Pierce Drive-In: "Drive-In," 7:30; "Watch Out, We're Mad," 9:15 STUART Mayfair Theatre: "Grizzly," 3, 5, 7, 9 MONDAY Mayfair Theatre: "Grizzly," 6:30, 8:30 Jl'MHO Pl'I.I.MAN .. i aMHSSHHJ'Ajja j , - m., 5H-rv"'mx I IKK OVKHNHiHTKK I .-. tI lit FIT;,J f rv Free Deluxe 5-Piece Luggage Set TOTK BA(i -mil U 1 a Great Gift Idea Make the holidays five times brighter by giving this This luggage set is crafted of soft, imported simu-beautiful deluxe international luggage set. 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Choice of two color combinations are available. paying See this luggage set on cnspi iy in our lonuy: Mitchell From 131- FREE LUGGAGE TOTE BAG JUST OPEN A NEW CHECKING ACCOUNT Your choice of these two top quality tote bags FREE when you ojten a new checking account.' The large tote bag'is 15" x 20", the smaller one is 11 " x 16". Over 60? FREE Checking. Checks imprinted FREE for Senior Citizens. Offers extended for a limited time only. River Community College class on birds. Using 40-foot-long Japanese mist nets made from monofilament nylon, Dr. Herb Kale of the Florida Audubon Society was able to trap 45 birds during the morning session at Horace Vick's home on Okeechobee Road. Kale placed the nets the night before and said the group trapped two or three birds which are rare for this area, including a northern oriole, a field sparrow, and some painted buntings. "You put the nets up with a backdrop of shrubbery, and when the birds hit the net, they drop into a bag," Kale said, explaining the birds can't see the fine net, which reaches to about 6 feet above the ground. "The birds aren't hurt if they aren't left in the net bag too long. Then we take them out, put a band around their leg and record their dimensions, like wing length, their age and sex, then set them free," he said. "The object is to go back to the same spot once or twice each year, and it gives you an idea of how long they live and where they've traveled," Kale said. . Kale says the bands carry a number and a Washington address so if anyone finds a dead bird which is banded, they should send the band to the address listed so the Audubon Society can complete its records on the bird. Kale said the 45 birds netted was a low number but poor weather conditions probably kept birds from flying yesterday morning. Kale, who works for the society out of Vero Beach, bands birds in several areas near here each year. Last spring, Kale banded 150 fledglings of terns in nests on the beach. Shortly thereafter, he found the birds had resettled on the rooftop of Sears in West Palm Reach. "So we made a thoroughfare for freedom and her train, 60 miles in latitude, 300 to the main, treason fled before us for resistance was in vain, while we were marching through Georgia." Resistance was in vain, all right. Armed men don't meet much resistance from women and children not even when their homes are being burned down before their eyes. Sherman and his troopers met about as much resistance from the women and children of Georgia as Lt. Cal-ley and his men encountered at My Lai. Whelton has every right to admire Sherman if he chooses. We all have our heroes. I prefer Gen. Robert E. Lee, who issued the following general order to his magnificent Army of Northern Virginia on the march to Gettysburg: "The commanding general considers that no greater disgrace could befall the army, and through it our whole people, than the perpetration of the barbarous outrages upon the unarmed and the defenseless, and the wanton destruction of private property that have marked the course of the enemy in our own country . . . "It must be remembered that we make war only upon armed men, and that we cannot take vengeance for the wrongs our people have suffered without offending against Him to whom vengeance belongeth, without whose favor and support our ef- First Ameocam Bank of North Palm Beach of Lake Worth N.A. 401 Northlake Boulevard 1200 North Dixie Phone 848-0611 Phone 582-3322 Substantial ienalties for early withdrawals. Metnlx-rs Federal Peposit Insurance Corporation Minimum Peixisit Required I 1- ?rovp m vnin

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