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FROM OUR READERS
Southern Utah ...
To the Editor:
is with great concern thatI read the words "improvement" and "devel-opment" in your April Southern Utah issue.This magnificent and unique land
timeand room enough must not fall victim
the developers' schemes.
no other, obligation to keepat least one wilderness looking as the Cre-ator left it, rather than
man has defiledit.
the primeval virginity
destroyed by those soul-less individuals whowould "open
up for the tourist dollar,"each one
us has lost something pricelessand irreplaceable. We must keep SouthernUtah
place where one can feel him-self alone in the universe, and sense,
thestillness and immensity, the overpoweringpresence
Something greater than he.Let only those enter the area who appreciateit enough
primitive con-ditions are
pay for its in-spirational majesty!
see the day when its matchless sunsets arefouled by the artificial neon glare of motels,"kiddielands,"
"recreation" areas.ROBERT MICHAELClaremont,
To the Editor:
few comments on yourApril
othernatural artifactual items
NavajoReservation without special permits.
Poncho House was known
W. H. Jackson.
Although the cave may well have beeninhabited
early as 600 A.D., the puebloruins found there
doubt date largelyfrom the 13th Century.
whole, Poncho House stretchesalong about 400 yards
though notcontinuously. There were probably about150 or 160 rooms originally, but only about80 are still identifiable.
Unauthorized visitors are not allowedto enter Poncho House.
high fence pro-tects
and only the Navajo Rangers andauthorized guides have keys to the gate.STEPHEN C. JETTWindow Rock, Arizona
To the Editor:
wilderness issue that
slantedtoward the person who wants
Southern Utah. Hurray
dedicated men such
Ken Sleight, KentFrost, Gene Foushee, Lurt Knee and
the others who boat the rivers and bumpover the backtrails, guiding city-bound soulsinto
healing wilderness. Hurray
mankind who has the capacity and capabili-ties of some day—perhaps sooner than mostconservationists would allow—being able
go into the backcountry and not litter thelandscape and
recks and not scare off the wildlife.G. D. LAWRELFresno,