Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on August 15, 1970 · Page 79
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 79

Phoenix, Arizona
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Saturday, August 15, 1970
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Thoughts turn to fall clothes , H*tr ; ' • w Ktrmifc _. Carolyn Laesiler, of Phoenix, pauses near umbrella display as she thinks of cooler days '•"" " / ' '• . . .. . _ It 9 s nearing fall, when a young woman' > thoughts turn to clothes. Garbed in summer's cutoffs (or workday miniskirt and blouse), she walks among the crowded racks of a department store, pausing to examine a skirt emidi really make it?), checking out the latest in • rainwear on these hot summer when the cool winter seems so f Valley coeds soon will exchange cutoffg for trightly patterned school dresses Family project seeking youth who do care Bill Macaskill, a member of Arizona Family, Inc., Is looking for people who care about people. Particularly young people who care about friends they've seen hung up on drugs. ./'There aren't too many occasions who* a person can really get in arid m otter jeople," he explained. "A lot « people .Mow friends who are shooting dope «. everybody knows someone wfco'8 Strung out on dope* -This will help make 1 a place for those friends to go." Macaskill is seeking approximately 40 volunteers who wfll work for a weekend at the organization's newly acquired farm in Cftftiville, near Cottonwool lUe organization, an affiliated coordinating group of the Community Organi* zaiion for Drug Abuse Control (CODAC), is renovating the former Christian Indian School as a long-term rehabilitation center for former drug users. Eventually the Cornville center will be a self-sufficient ranch and farm that will act as a re-entry facility, giving former drug users who are "clean" a chance to "become aware of everything around them," as they emerge from the drug "cocoon," Macaskill said. But the farm, which has acquired cows, chickens, dogs and Morses, will be completely nonchemical, he explained. If anyone takes a drink or goes back on drugs he will be "kicked out" immediately, he added. Running a farm will be a new experience for the Arizona Family members, graduates of a similar facility at Mendocino State Hospital, in California. They were invited by CODAC to set up a similar program in Arizona. ; None tf the nine men and women 'are farm people, or country people,"Macaskill said, adding quickly, "We're learning." ; ;•..-.,' "We're talking to farmers," he explained. "You don't learn from books. "It was almost a crisis when the cow showed up, and no one knew!how to milk it." : The Family members hope to have the farm ready to open in a month and a half, he said, adding that the facility will accommodate 50 youths the first year. But before it is ready for official inspection in September, "coolers have to be put in, walls painted, roads leveled and the creek has to be cleaned out," Macaskill explained. He said he needs young volunteers who will spend Aug. 21-23 working at the farm, "but there'll be time for fun too — time to go swimming." Youths must supply their own sleeping bags, but the Family will provide food for barbecues. Applicants should call Parents Anonymous, 943-1601, if they are interested in helping. "We'll have to screen them," Macaskill said. "They can't go up and have a wild weekend." He added that the organization needs donations of tools for the renovating and animals for the ranch, where inhabitants also will raise Irish setters and St. Bernards. Summer jobs sour youths on eating grapes By DIANE JOHNSEN KEARNY-Two Kearny youths who spent a month picking grapes in southwestern Arizona each came home with SO pounds of grapes,, but they are leaving the eating of the fruit to their families. "I have absolutely no desire to eat the grapes," Phil DiPastena said. "When I'm hungry, I think to myself, 'There just has to be something better in the house to eat 1 ,' " Barry Dale, who said they had "snacked a lot on grapes," added, "They taste okay. But after working with them so much, I now have no respect foe grapes." The two youths, who will be seniors at Ray District High School next month, worked four weeks in June and July at the White Wing Ranch, 15 njiles from Dateland. Dateland is «0 miles east of Yum* ^'Actually, 'picking grapes' isn't ex* ' th^their chords were called "swajno, and se on rollers s ^ „. _ T^-T ff,^^^ *n w rw^lv 1 * chores tod got harder. u «Qut in the field, I loaded the full boxes on tractors," he explained. "I was under the vines a lot and it got pretty hot. The bad thing about that job is that you get run over by the tractor. "It ran over my fuot three times, but 1 via!; vu-aring ttw : ) lotij hboi^ ' ; TflEAfUfcONAREPUBLIC BULLDOG Saturday, August 15« 1970 Pace 43 YMitt Summer ph«o by Rebtrt EmlnitM Walter and Carol Bianco in their Casa Grande store Acceptance takes time Young-oriented boutique clicks in Casa Grande By ROBERT ETfflNGTON CASA GRANDE - When Walter and Carol Bianco first began their mod clothing store here in March, "one citizen went around telling everyone marijuana was being flown in by plane and we were selling it over the counter," according to Bianco. Mrs. Bianco recalled, "A lot of kids came in here the first few months' and told us they were coming in despite direct orders from their parents not to." "Another time," she continued, "a prosperous Stanfield grocery storeown- er's wife came in with her children to tell us she thought our store was disgusting." The initial shock of seeing an avant- garde, youth - oriented business owned by "longhairs" move into an aging two- story building on Casa Grande's Final Avenue has worn off a little. But local residents still express surprise at the red, white and blue paint job on the outside of the building, Bianco said. "It's really funny," he explained, laughing. "People always pull up in cars, get out with their kids to take pictures of the store and then drive away." "One lady came in with her children and said she'd really been afraid to come into our store for a long time," Mrs. Bianco said "When she found out we came from local families, she said she wasn't afraid anymore. "She was really nice and has been a frequent customer ever since." Bianco recalled, "We had one 65-year- old guy come in here three times. He really loved our posters." His wife added, "One Casa Grande lady really liked our incense. She thought it was better than room deodorant." She said she believes "if the people in Casa Grande who are afraid to come in here ever find out that we're and that we're not going to sc more and more will Bianco said that he, his wife, and Steve Wagoner, former co-owner of the store, which is called "Sons and Daughters," have extensively refurbished the building. "This building was really a wreck when we got it," Bianco said. The couple uses the second level of the building as their living quarters. Bianco said he started a mod-clothing store in Casa Grande because "I just wanted to see if I could be successful at something." "Walter started out in leatherwork," Mrs. Bianco added. "We thought that, rather than work for someone else, we'd just start our own shop." They said they have found it easy to make a living from their clothing store. "It pays for itself — and we eat," he said. "We've never lost any money or got behind in paying bills so far." They do not plan to expand their business, although "we will keep adding on more and more stock," according to Mrs. Bianco. * Bianco would like to see more stores similar to his open in the Casa Grande area, but Mrs. Bianco said she did not think the area would support more than one or two similar to theirs. "It's hard to say if our store is here to stay," she explained, although "the kids in Casa Grande, for the most part, have really done a lot to support our store." The Biancos are counting on a growing enrollment at Central Arizona College, located between Casa Grande and Coolidge, to cause a surge in their business this fall. CAC officials estimate 1,200 students will enroll this fall. "If we had it all to do over again," Mrs. Bianco said, "there is nothing we would or could have done differently. We only had enough money to do what said, laughing, "I wouW've Minted the building purple and white if , bjd to do it over.'* We** High *" making frush film Ed Campbell, president . zaUon, is filming the movie with his own equipment. Three W«§t High students, junior Mary Lou Uwis, senior Pete Ehrhardt, and freshmaa Philip Lang, make frequent apiJearanees in the film. though some scenes are of school landmarks, mort of the movie is based on action shots. CajnpbeU takes foe viewer on a tow- erf th* administration wing aM the school's halls «i% his camera; he also shows a group of ii^pfrclassmen playing ring-around-the,rosy. Plans for the orientation niovie were formuiaf.ed in May and approved by the '

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