The Salina Journal Friday, January 3,1986 PageN? ~ We're as close as your phone. We Deliver Jim Cram, R. Ph JIM'S PHARMACY Mowery Clinic 827-4114 Hippies (Continued from Page N6) Lyman quit the group and is now living in Europe. After the Rolling Stone article appeared, members say, the group's children were taunted at school and the adults were denied jobs. So the family stopped talking about themselves except at home. Changes in their lives followed. "We buckled down. You learn that your kids are going to starve if you don't get money for food on the table," recalls Peper. "We had to think, how are we going to do it? How are we going to make it work ?" "In the '60s, people were taking too much LSD, sleeping around too much, basically abusing themselves and others," Peper adds. "We learned pretty fast that if you are Mid-America Restaurant 1846 NORTH 9TH 823-2670 (Seven Days A Week) 5 pm-9 pm 9 oz. 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Some members of the group took jobs in the city as secretaries, waitresses and artists. The money was pooled, and members took turns buying groceries at Boston's outdoor market, cooking, cleaning and pa- troling the hill at night to ward off burglars. After dinner, the men and women of Fort Avenue would take up guitars, violins, blues harps, and play the music of the '60s for hours. They struggled with raising their children. Says one essay in U and I: "We sit here pulling our hair out over how to talk to the boys and how to talk to the girls and talking to each other and trying to keep ourselves from being too extreme and too liberal and too dignified or too hip, and trying to deal with a situation we really don't know how to deal with. But isn't that life anyway? " The group started a state- accredited school in one of their homes for the children, and designed a curriculum based on the lives and thoughts of their heroes, Abraham Lincoln, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy. The family gave up big political causes in favor of smaller battles, ones like the plight of the striped bass, which was being fished to extinction off the eastern seaboard. For three years, the family traveled to town meetings from Maine to Cape Cod, seeking support for a ban on bass fishing, and in 1984, longtime commune member Dick Russell testified before Congress twice. He also met with Rhode Island Rep. Claudine Schneider, whose call for a moratorium on bass fishing led to a bill reducing the bass harvest by 55 percent. "Ours was a victory for a whole lot of little people who overpowered a machine for the sake of a feeling that's bigger than all of us," Russell wrote in U and I. Family members sell the $5 magazine on street corners where they play their music. So far, Peper said, the commune has sold 3,000 copies. Their children are growing up and some of them are going away to college. Will they come back? 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