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Outhouse Crux of Woes Garden City Telegram Friiluv. November lit. 1977 Page 7 By JULES LOH AP Special Correspondent NORTHFIELD, Mass. (AP) — To find Dan and Robin Woodard's house, you drive over a mountain on a blacktop road until the blacktop ends, drive down a rutted dirt lane until the lane ends, then you walk. You walk and climb half a mile up a twisting, boulder- strewn path obscured by fallen leaves and pine needles, following a stream that tumbles down the steep hillside over mossy rocks. The house is utterly isolated among the trees, a handsome two-story house covered with weather-mellowed cedar shakes. Nearby is an acre clearing where Dan and Robin grow their own groceries. Robin Doctor to Trial Rape HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A Brazilian-born doctor has been ordered to stand trial in Reno County District Court for the rape of a 20-year-old former patient. No trial date was set for Dr. Marcio Duffles-Andrade, 56, during Thursday's preliminary hearing. The doctor, whose medical license has been suspended, allegedly raped the Mount Hope woman when she came to his clinic in Haven to have a pregnancy test in August. : Court proceedings recessed frequently Thursday as the woman broke down several times during her testimony. FRANK'S STEAMWAY CARPET b UPHOLSTERY CLEANING Frank Musquiz Call 276 3737 cans the produce and stores it in a root cellar. Dan built the root cellar. Dan also built the house, sawed every board, drove every nail. He is a fine carpenter and a resourceful man; he taught himself the craft. Robin is resourceful, too, and giving. She teaches sewing one day a week in a nursing home. Behind the house stands another tidy structure. With its two stained-glass windows, also hand-crafted by Dan, it might be a small chapel, but it is not. It is an outhouse. The most troublesome outhouse you can imagine. "We came here because we like the woods, the outdoors," Dan Woodard said. "We like privacy. All we want to is to be left alone. Instead, for three years we've been in and out of court and it isn't over yet. All because of an outhouse. Dan Woodard discusses his outhouse woes with remarkable calm. A less forgiving soul would be tearing his hair. Dan and Robin, both in their early 30s, met at the University of California at Los Angeles. From the start, they treasured being alone. After graduation and marriage they rented a cabin far back in the redwood mountains of northern California. They wanted their own place, though, and began a search, traveling the country unhurriedly, enjoying the scenery and each other. In the spring of 1974 they found this spot: 96 acres of romantic mountainside with its crystal brook, ample firewood and garden clearing. No electricity, but they prefer oil lamps. It was ideal. Dan applied for a building permit. He was told he would need a septic tank. He explained that he planned to build an outhouse. "Not only would we have to build a road so a truck could come up with a tank, which would be terribly expensive and spoil the beauty, but we really do want an outhouse," Dan said. "An outhouse forces you to go outside even in bad weather, and once you're outside you're glad to be outside." The town said too bad, no outhouse. Against the law. Dan was told to stop building not just the outhouse but also the house. He wanted to finish by winter so he hired a lawyer, got a restraining order against the town and built his home. The case came up in February and the court found in his favor. The town gave him a permit for an outhouse. "We thought that was the end of it, but a week later the plumbing inspector arrived. He said we could have an outhouse, but the state required indoor plumbing as well, plus a washing machine hookup. Why, we don't even have electricity for a washing machine." The inspector himself saw the absurdity, resigned rather than enforce the rule, and went with Dan to Boston to plead for a variance. They returned and found a summons from the town for building without a permit. Dan lost that case in court but won it on appeal. The judge ruled that the town could hardly have been unaware of his plans. "What we now have is approval in the state court but no variance from the state Board of Plumbing Examiners. That's still unsettled. "We have the feeling we're being harassed but don't know why. I guess they think we're strange. At one hearing they kept pointing out that we were from California." He laughed. "Actually I'm from Michigan. "We don't want to cause trouble. The last thing we want to do is bother anybody. All we want is an outhouse, just a simple outhouse." A modest desire, Dan and Robin. Hang in there. Brush Fire Destroys House An unidentified man checks an abandoned automobile as fire destroys a residential home in f the Topanga Canyon community of Sylvia Park' about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. A brush fire whipped by desert winds is raging out of control in this populated coastal community causing hundreds to be evacuated. Old Blue Eyes Is Back Again INSURANC We are a Professional Company looking for a Professional Person to offer an excellent insurance sales and service career oppor- tunity. For more information please caN 316-275-7328, Garden City Office. By JAY SHARBUTT AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Well, Old Blue Eyes is back again. This time, Frank Sinatra, 61, is in a three-hour NBC movie, "Contract on Cherry Street," which airs this Saturday night. It's his first TV movie. He plays a deputy police inspector in New York, where the movie was made. He runs an elite unit formed to fight organized crime and get good press for the mayor. His crime-fighting force contains such fine actors as Martin Balsam, Harry Guardino, Henry Silva and Michael Nouri. As "Contract" is about cops and mobsters, shots are occasionally heard. And no less than 14 hearties, mostly bad guys, are dispatched during this proceeding, written by Edward Anhalt. True, 14 KIAs may be a mite excessive. But they are so spread out over the three hours, and the gore and on- camera violence is so minimal, Dirty Harry would turn over in his shoulder holster. When it's time for a guy to be "taken out," a euphemism for "a hit," you usually only see the assailant firing his artillery at the camera, or a few .45-caliber air vents put in car windshields. (There is much ado about folks being "taken out." If you don't pay attention, you may feel you're in a short-order corpse cafe.) The film is a morality tale about honest, cynical cops tired of seeing their efforts sabotaged by their superiors, fainthearted prosecutors and overly lenient courts. At one point, an embittered Balsam suggests the police lake the law into their own hands, noting that even Sinatra at one time or another has "taken out" a no-goodnik. "Of course, I have," Frank gently replies. "So have a lot of other guys. But that's like playing God." And he nixes the idea. The cause of such talk is the cops' losing battle against stolen car parts operations involving two competing mobs. Sinatra's character is the kind of warm, decent, brooding police veteran who never tells his wife (Verna Bloom) what's bugging him, a theme you may have seen exercised before in "Police Story." 8 TRACK TAPES WHOLESALE & RETAIL A FINE SELECTION OF WESTERN-EASY LISTENING POPULAR-CLASSICAL-ROCK MODERN RADIO-T.V. SERVICE Your /enith Sale* &. Service Dealer Serving Western Kansas For 30 Years ED COX-OWNER 626 N. 8TH GARDEN CITY, KS. 275-5251 Limited Offer FREE! 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