Arizona legislature has voted to have the state build the dams if Congress
fails to authorize federal construction. Unhappily, this state project has
already advanced far around the bureaucratic bases: a Federal Power Commission
examiner has recommended a license for the Arizona Power Authority at Marble
Canyon. If conservationists can somehow surmount these two threats, there's
still another: the City of Los Angeles has also applied for an FPC license to
build at Bridge Canyon.
The Grand Canyon
should need no defense. Alas, such apparently is man's wanton disposition that
it does. In its ad, the Sierra Club urged that letters opposing the dams be
written to Governor Williams in Phoenix, Governor Reagan in Sacramento, members
of the House Interior Committee in Washington and to the President. By all
If you're going to see someone at Brauer and Associates, a recreational-site
planning firm in the Minneapolis suburb of Edina, come early and play a little
golf. You can pick out a putter from the stand inside the front door and stroke
a few on the green—complete with pin—set in the reception-room floor. And if
they keep you waiting long enough, you can play the par-4. The tee's in the
hall by the men's room, and you should be able to get through the drafting room
and into the reception room in three, before holing out. A tip from President
Don Brauer: if you play through his office, you've got a hell of a shot at a
the former St. Francis (Pa.) and Royals star, who was stricken with
encephalitis in 1958, continues his slow, difficult recovery in a Cincinnati
hospital, while his friend and old teammate, Jack Twyman, raises the thousands
of dollars needed to pay for his rehabilitation (SI, Feb. 1, 1960 et seq.).
Now, in a most
appropriate manner, those who have been rooting for Stokes can help, too. The
Seamless Rubber Co. has put out a regulation Maurice Stokes basketball that is
available nationwide in sporting goods stores and departments. The ball sells
for $7.95 and the Maurice Stokes Rehabilitation Fund will receive royalties on
each one sold. In addition, Seamless has made an initial contribution to the
fund. It's a good cause and a good ball. Buy one.
A white hunter
named Richard Chipperfield has had it with Africa. Last year a hippopotamus bit
him on the arm, the wound requiring 28 stitches as well as hospitalization.
Then an elephant stepped on him, crushing his legs, and he was back in the
hospital for five months.
has turned up in not so darkest Florida. With a South African lawyer named
Harry Shuster, he purchased 640 acres near West Palm Beach, where this summer
he expects to open Lion Country Safari. This, in a way, will be America's
answer to South Africa's Kruger National Park and the Marquis of Bath's lion
preserve, which Chipperfield set up in England in 1966.
Shuster, Lion Country Safari will be stocked with 100 lions; at least 10
elephants and five giraffes; four rhinos, including Gus, the largest rhino
(6,500 pounds) in captivity; assorted gnus, zebras, elands and chimpanzees; 40
Zulus, who will live in a "native village"; and, hopefully, 20 English