Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 16, 1974 · Page 104
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 104

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, June 16, 1974
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Oceanana Family Resort Motel A Family Wonderland OCEAN FRONT ___ ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. 0 No traffic noise or danger 0 Modern luxurious Double beds 0 Rooms and 2 3 room Apis. 0 Restaurant 0 Free deluxe patio breakfast 0.Private beach 0 Deluxe swimming pool 0 Refrigerator in every room 0 3 playgrounds 0 Daily refreshments 0 Family party twice a week 0 Fishing pier grill 0 Special attention to children 0 Lifegua rds 0 Over \ OOspecial services with no extra charge, plus we are cheaper tha n other front motels which makes the OCEANANA more than reasonable 0 Phone us for homeward gas assurance. (919) 726-4111. ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. 28512 COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA for Information Contact: If SOVRUS MVILOPMf NT COMMISSION FOt IRIINSWICK COUNTY kckit SltpbtMM, Dimt«r B«i »3l-t SMrtkytrt, N.C. 28461 Phone 919-457-6356 52 Carolina Ave. Drawer E MOTOR LODGE Carolina Beach N.C. Phone (91 9) 458-8338 Can We Afford Wilderness Areas? OCEAN PROMT Air Conditioned Room TV Swimming Pool i/ 2 block from Boardwalk and Marina Continued from Page 27M species covering one wall. The elevators are flanked in West Coast hemlock. President Ralph Hodges' office is done in walnut. Hodges frequently criticizes the "preservation coali : tion" for its efforts to tie up vast quantities of federal land, stopping all commodities production. "I'm not against wilderness. The forest industry isn't against wilderness. But each piece of land we set aside as wilderness has to be weighed," he said. "It.has to be weighed for the'depcndence of the people who live near it to make a living and the nation's need in terms of its economy, particularly the need for wood." Wood, government forecasters have warned, probably will be in short supply in the future. In the end, the struggle over wilderness really is about the stewardship of America's last untouched land, less than 70 million acres of a virgin expanse that once was 2.3 billion acres. : * Ray Swigart, 52. Gila Forest acting supervisor, who began his career in college on a range survey team, stabbed a shovel into the g r o u n d near camp. He dropped a roll of toilet paper over the handle. "This is the latrine," he announced. "If you have to use it, dig a hole first and then cover it up.'/ His admonishment is an earthy reminder of what the Forest Service considers the wilderness' most pressing problem -- too many people. Later, while admiring' a dense carpet of stars framed by pine trees, Walt Taylor, who oversees management of 1.8 million acres of wilderness in the Southwest, pinpointed the problem. "People who love the wil- I derness are going to have to realize that they're loving it | to. death." Already instituted else 1 where and inevitable in the remote, little-used Gila are reservation requirements and quotas. Waiting lists aren't far o f f . Wilderness use is growing three times as fast as other Forest Service recreation land use. Trotter Trail descended a ridge to a promontory that surveys the Gila River's Electric Heat Rooms Master Charge JUNE 1ST. THRU LABOR DAY per week * per night Efficiency, 2 people 161.00 25.00 Rooms. 2peo P le.;;. ,·: 126.00 ,y- 20.00 i Associates, Inc. * dm 250 C»it)|ci. * Rentals UHlKJtioits. * r. 0.tt2«)-PliMcf !»/«! S544|tfin smoke signal* iM-fiinninjiof new ilav in Gila WiMi'rnrss. west f o r k , then plunged precipitously toward the canyon bottom 1,000 feet below. There, a deep green beaver pond mirrored cliffs, trees a n d f l u f f y white clouds. To the northwest, the three Gila Baldy peaks Mogollon. Center and White- water -- appeared. Their slopes -- cut by Raw Meat. White Cub. West Fork and Iron Creek canyons -- are swathed in virgin timber. A regional Forester in Albuquerque in the early 50's proposed that the area be opened to logging. Outraged protests led to administrative hearings. The secretary of agriculture overuled the idea. Now. that is the largest unbroken stand of ponderosa pine there is in the world," Johnson said. · Past the beaver dams, down the creek to the West CQWMBUS MOTEL] ft ing's HoiH OCEAN FRONT CAKOLINAilACH. N.C. Cariliultirk.N.C. 28428 Rooms · Wir. · l'iiiii|iliinrnlary Conlinrnlai Brriklasl 00l»rT. · Airl'nnd. · Ceramic Tilr fiallu · Swimming Pool ·!'? Rinds Irani KIT an. Pete Florence Morris Phone 919/458-5281 Rooms--One"'pnr? Bedroom Apts--3 Bedroom Cottage--All units with TV-Air Cond -- Swimming -Pool--New Restaurant- Mi. AND MIS. If ONAtO B. KING Owncrs-Manif*r 166 Carolina A«. North Fork Falls. There, a-rock tougher than the Gila's common ryolite tuff once welled up from within the earth. The water couldn't slice through and create a gorge. Instead, it gouged deep holes that became emerald pools. Trout, flitted into the shadow of the overhanging rock. Swigart sat on the slope above the pools, watching the tumbling waters. "1 can come down on both ..sides of this wilderness issue," he said. "1 love the wilderness. We need the wilderness." "But we need the other, too. I can f o l l o w a tree through the local economy and assign it a value. But how do you measure the worth of an emotional experience like this." The final miles grew-monotonous. The trail and the rocky West Fork crossed one another again and again like two serpents hopelessly en- SCRUGGS MORRISON twined.« The canyon ended abruptly, and the trail wound across a juniper-covered plateau, dropping onto a bench. Civilization was at hand, just below. A car whizzed by on a paved road. At a campground -- complete with tables, toilets, campers, tents and trailers - a couple standing by their motor home curiously watched the line of dusty horses and men. Ahead, three white throated ravens wheeled andrcircled. "What do they eat" someone asked. "Carrion." "Carrion." ; ·'".-' Dick Johnson's voice floated up from his position at drag, eating the horses' dust. " . , ,, "My God. do 1 smell that bad?" It had been four days and W) miles in the saddle since his last bath. j Rentals · Property MinafcmeM · Apis. · Ask ftr Iredwe LONG BEACH, N.C. 28461 Phone 919/278-5405 BAI.LOl Realtors P.O. Box 28 ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. 28512 Phone 919/726-2531. 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