Seattle's Skid Road Taking on New Look By TIM KLASS Associated Press Writer SEATTLE (AP) - A dead pigeon lies half buried in broken wine bottles al'Ihe padlocked entrance lo a once elegant hotel. Across clutching the street, a niari a brown paper bag lurches ;past a mod women's clothing store. Â· Nearby, a plump black . cat lies asleep beside a display o[ fine old cameras in Hie window of a photographic gallery. . This is Seattle's Skid Road. The place that became a national byword [or the down and out has become increasingly attractive lo the up and in. And the bums who once found haven h e r e ' are being forced out. There's nowhere left for them lo stay. Enforcement of new building and fire codes is forcing the old 8fl years, refurbished the interior and set up shop in an area once shunned by respectable society. Dingy cafes a n d . t a v - * eras are giving way to swank nightclubs and gourmet roslau- Â·ants. Boutiques, import shops, antique stores and handicraft cooperatives are replacing the pawnshops, hiring halls and second-hand clothing dealers. "We had to make a choice somewhere back, two or three years ago," said Bill Speidel, a prime figure in the restoration and recent business development. "Are we going lo go commercial, or are we going lo try to have a social science?" The answer, came when red tape snarled efforts to use federal funds for maintaining some of the hotels as transient housing. hotels to close, dark and silent. Most remain But here and there, an architect or lawyer has cleared away the accumulated grime ol anymore. Too bad. Thai's life." Others aren't so sure Speidel mows what effect his commercial brand-of historical preservation will have on the area. "We're saying that part of :lie authenticity of Skid Road is he people who are here," said Bruce Zielsdorf, 31, director ol [he Model Cities-funded Skid Road Community Council. "You've phoneyed it the minute you move (hem out," Zielsdorf asserted. "You really don'1 liave the okl Seattle any more.' Zielsdorf and Speidel agree that Skid Road is a cultura touchstone lo the city, as basic to (he character of Seatlle as the French Quarter is lo Nev Orleans, Georgetown to Wash ington, D.C., or Greenwich Vil lage to New York. "There is a saying, 'A cil So we've gone for free which forgels its past has no enterprise," Speidel said. "Bag '"'"'Â·Â» ' " snoirini cniH H C the (social) plan, let's make it (restoration) financially feasible. "So we don't want Ihe hums Speidel said. wants lo restore Skid Hoad as a place where men can live anc dream again. Zielsdorf wants lo restore :~:~:~^ IPRE GRAND OPENING f i SPECIALS % FOR HE... *t* Famous Brand Pants (values to $13.00) Â«Â£ All Go At $4.00 per pr. or Two Pair $7.00 Famous Hagger Slacks (Regular $13.00) AH Go At .$8.00 per pr. ROCKET DERBY -- Gary Nuckols shows his trophy and first place entry in the Cub Scout Kockel Derby. Gary, 10, won first place in the counly. He is a member of Pack 207 and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hoy Nuckols of 2G53 15th Ave. skid readers as men who can ive and dream again. Each is sympathetic lo the goals of the other, but there loesn'l seem to be room on Skid Road for both of them. And Zielsdorf knows he's losing. ' The lenn skid road--Easterners call it skid row-dales back lo the 1860s. Logs were set ill Men., April 17, 1K71! GKEELKY (Colo.) TK1BUNE 23 Outdoor School Climbers Eye Grand Teton Ascent By SKIP SHOUTIS and ROB HELLYER For .The Associated Prass MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) - Feathers of frost a foot long, a bar- ier of frozen breath, metal so cold it burns your hand, and cheese so solid you break it on a rock for breakfast. These are the everyday oddities we lived with for six days ligh on the shoulder of The Grand Telon in an assault Ilia" eventually put 12 young dim bers on the granite pinnacle fa above Jackson Hole--in the dead of winter. This was the National Oul door Leadership School's sev place could steep and greased be skidded so limber down the hills to Henry Yeslcr's t FOR SHE... Â«*Â» * Gowns/ Shorties, Long, Lingerie. Â£ All Brand New. Ail Right In 4 Time for Mother's Day. Â£ All Goes At 20% I off Our Grand Opening will beheld May 4,5, 6. I $ t I t Â·t T t t t T T v sawmill, Seattle's first significant industry. Speidel and his city hall allies pushed for four years and saw seven attempts f a i l before the preservation ordinance was adopted. But it was a pyrrhic victory for the inhabitants of Skid Road. In the 1960s, the population dropped 44.6 per cent, from 11,- 70G Id G,I83. The number of housing units shrank from 10,411 lo 4,315. Statistics reveal t h a t 40 Skid Road hotels with 2,732 rooms closed t h e i r doors between January 1970 and January 1972. The only current city program is a three-month emergency project to provide sleeping accomodalions for 300 persons during the winter. Mayor Wes Uhlman said he will request funds for a permanent 2GO-bed dormitory facility. BOTTLES AID ORPHANS PEARL R1VCR, N.Y. ( A P ) -- A Boy Scout troop in this Hudson Valley community is using the proceeds of a glass recycling drive to support two orphaned children. The youngsters--a Korean girl and a Brazilian boy--were 'adopted" by Troop 34 through an international relief agency. Funds for their support are irovidcd by used bottles and ars collected by the scouts snd delivered lo a nearby bottle making plant under a glass recycling program sponsored by nembcr companies of 1!ie Glass Container Manufacturers Institute. with attempt to master t h e mountain. Only once before, ji 19G9, had the climb been successful. While we made the peak this year, four other assault parties were turned back. But even our climb wasn't a lolal success. We had hoped lo make the summit New Year's ve . . . but were four days ale. The climbers, originally 27, came from Wyoming and 14 other stales, 'lliere was a col- cgc professor from Minnesota, i 17-year-old from Casper, and he young wife of an instructor, .be only woman in the party. Ilien there were six of us, instructors at NOI.S. And, of course, there was toward the base of the peak. A lot of people had trouble in he deep, powder snow. Many umbled, but all recovered their jacks and we started climbing, Â·'roni there on, it was up, up, up. In the next couple of hours, he party's skis carried us higher, eventually to the stubby uase of Middle Telon glacier. We pitched our tents in the moonlight and camped for the rest of Ihe night. After breakfast, we droppoc our lent poles but left the tents pegged into the snow. Our skib were stood on end because from now on, the climb wouk be on foot. CAUTION ON YELLOW P1KESVILLE, Md. (AP) - It was no April Fool's joke on April 1 when Maryland State Police placed the first yellow cruiser in service. The single color cars will replace the regular black and tan patrol cars as they wear out. Paul Petzoldt, at 63 director nl he school but still as big and icarty as the mountain he knows so well. We devoted t h a t first day lo outlining. Heavy Army surplus boots, wool socks, under clothing and shirts were (he rule, since wool remains rela lively warm even when soake with perspiration. When we first saw Ihe Tc Ions, t h e y were so clear . . . ris ing a b r u p t l y from [he vallcj floor. At Ihe end of the road, Hire miles beyond park licailquin tors where we checked in, we saddled up and began skiin through the pines and sprue Friday, New Year's Eve rought the storm--a howling riving snow-spewing blast o relic cold. Bundled lightly ii avers of wool and storm coats Â·e forced our way up the side f the glacier lo a region w new would he filled with dee] riffs. There, 3,000 feet belo\ le s u m m i t , we broke out lh ;rain shovels and began dij, ing. This would be our base camp our small holes in the snow. Bui behind the door holes, lh hovels carved out four l a r g chambers, each the size of com and each with seven smaller rooms off lo Ihe side. The snow caves were larj enough to walk around in, wil wen six-footers able lo stall upright. With the mountain mm justing above 40 miles per hoi ind daytime temperatures of 5 jelow, the temperature iusic our apartment complex held ; about 25 lo 30 degrees abo' zero. The storm raged. Soon aft 1 he caves were complete, II wind finished Ihe work, driflii across the doors to seal thei tight. Here we sal, for three dny Heading, sleeping, talking, c; ing, sleeping and letting I! storm and lime pass. Each our four parties--generally six or eight of us--would climb to the top of the glacier, into the.: :tons' lower saddle where, Â·. ere is a small cuionset hut,!' wul 10 by 12 feel. : : If Ihe weather would permit..; the final assaull would be'l| unchcU from the hut by 1 /, lomever was there when the' '.. ties cleared and .winds abated..', But the wind and snow con-" 1 , nued--through our blackberry! 1 Â·aiidy toast--New Year's Eve ito Saturday, through Salur-' jy into Sunday. The nighttime mperalures fell lo 40 or more egrecs below zero, and the ' inds gusted up toward 50 ' liles per hour. The chill fac- or--the relative effect of cold 1 nd wind on bare skin--plunged : 101 below zero. We couldn't; love. Ice from frozen breath uilt up on moustaches, hair, ollars and hoods. The tin walls of the hut, ex-: : osed to the constant blast of - vind and snow, resounded like uc inside of a drum. Large . iieccs of ice and snow, along:, vith occasional rocks from the vinU-swcut saddle, slammed , nlo the walls like bullets. Bui the slorm had lo b r e a k , . ind il did--Monday. A parly of, line was in the h u t , the rest snuggled in the caves below. . ] The snow sloped, the wind . slopped, and the cold--by it-, self--was bearable. Skip Shoutis, 23, an Instructor;, it Lander, and two other in-,! structors, Dave Gipc, 20, of In-: Jianapolis, and his brother,'' Steve, also 20, were at the base camp." All three of us were In good physical condition atler hiking" wilh NOI.S classes through the 13,OflO-[oot Wind River Range during Ihe summer and fall. The going was good, but pen" lenlially dangerous. An Ice ax. cut steps in the snow for the parly lo follow. We overtook the main parly en route, and a f t e r five days, all straggled to the summit iwllhin an hour, about 11:30 however, one o f ' a . i n . Monday. * Watch for Special Prices and Free Gifts. 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