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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Sunday, February l ,1, 1973

Page ~TwO JHE MICHIGAN DAILY sunday, February 1 1, 1913

AP Photo
Cruising with Reuben
A workman puts the final touches on his hot rod Friday at the opening of the National Rod and Cus-
tom Car Show in New York. Perhaps the most controversial roadster at the show is the "Love Ma-
chine", the $100,000 car commissioned by Penthouse Magazine, which has a customized bed for its
interior.
Me at shot bums rep

4 Perky's legacy to
island rather batty
PERKY, Fla. (UPI) - Standing on this tropical island like an in-
congruous Dutch windmill without its blades is a weatherbeaten
monument to man's fight against the mosquito - Mr. Perky's bat
tower.
An inscription scratched in concrete says: "Dedicated to good
health at Perky, Fla. by Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Perky. March 15, 1929."
Righter Clyde Perky was a big and energetic land merchant, at-
tirad in white English linen suits tailored for him in Cuba; jovial and
well-liked. He cane from Denver, fell in love with the Florida Keys and
envisioned a prosperous future for the sunbathed islands.
But Perky had a faulty heart. He died in 1940 at the age of 62
when he went to his mother's funeral in Miami, 30 years before his
vision came true.
In 1929, black swarms of mosquitoes and salt marsh sand flies
clouded Perky's horfzons. Bats, he had heard, could devour mosquitoes
at a prodigious rate, and he was determined to make a home for them.
"People don't know today what mosquitoes are," said Fred Johnson
of Key West, the man who built Mr. Perky's bat tower. "In those days,
we didn't have any insecticides, spray planes or foggers.
"On Perky Key, the mosquitoes were so thick in the evening,
they would form a blank print of your hand when you put it against
a window screen," one islander, Fred Johnson, said. "They would
suck your blood right through the screen.
"About the only think I could do was drain a few ponds and dip a
sponge soaked with oil into others," he added. "At night, you had to
stay indoors. Although the Monroe County commissioners laughed
about the idea, to the folks on Perky Key, running an ill-fated gamble,
on a sponge farm which Perky hoped would tide him through the de-
pression, a tower - which the bats could call home - was worth
trying.
"I'd seen a bat wipe clean with one swoop a screen covered with
mosquitoes," Johnson related. "And we hadbats in the Keys."
Perky had heard of the bat towers in Texas. A "Dr. Campbell"
had designed them and written a book entitled "Mosquitoes, Bats and
Dollars."
Johnson said Perky commissioned a close friend, Steve Singleton,
to travel to Texas to investigate. He was shown seven bat towers in
the vicinity of San Antonio. Singleton brought their design back to
Perky who directed Johnson, his building superintendent, to construct
one.
"No bats ever showed up," Johnson said.
Mr. Perky's bat tower still stands. And it is the only thing left to
show that Perky lived here. This island, 16 miles northeast of Key
West, is now called Sugar Loaf Key, a new tourist development. Perky,
Fla., no longer exists.

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"Super Hero of 20th Century Music .."
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COLOMBO, SRI LANKA (Reuters) - It was
not all peaches and cream at the first regional
conference of vegetarians which ended here last
Thursday. In fact, they barely got down to the
meat and potatoes of the conference.
Delegates from only four countries, less than
half those originally expected to attend, turned
up for the six-day meeting-because the other
delegates refused to be inoculated against small-
pox. Many countries-including Sri Lanka -
require visitors to have smallpox inoculations.
Many vegetarians conscientiously object to
inoculations against smallpox because the vac-
cine is produced by the lymph-glands of cattle
deliberately injected with cow-pox.
The problem of .smallpox inoculations looks
likely to be raised again at the world congress

of vegetarians in Sweden in December.
The regional conference here, which was
sponsored by the London-based international
vegetarian union, was to prepare the ground
for the world congress.
The conference also called for world peace
through vegetarianism.
Opening the meeting at the end of Janu-
ary, former president of the international vege-
tarian union Francisco Marquis de St. Innocent,
of Spain, said: "Peace through war is sheer
stupidity."
One delegate pointed out that many of the
world's greatest thinkers had been vegetarians,
including Plato, Socrates, Plutarch, Ovid, Tols-
toy, Voltaire, Milton, Isaac Newton and Bernard
Shaw.

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in years!

BOB EGE

the best movies
A rare gem!"
-Aaron Schindler

and his
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Appeals Court decision shocks
Alaskans, dims pipeline hopes

ANCHORAGE, Alaska

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--bia declared, the

146-foot right-of-!

Alaskan leaders have reacted withs
shock to a. U. S. appeals court rul-t
ing which again has sidetracked, at
least temporarily, construction of
a pipeline to tap the oil riches of<
the Artic Slope.
The 150-page opinion made pub-t
lic in Washington late Friday ov-
erturns a lower-court decision byf
ruling that an extra-wide federal!
land corridor for the proposed 789-.
mile oil pipeline violates provisions
of the Mineral Leasing Act of I
1920.
"This is the worst possible op-
inion that could have come," said
an aide to Alaska Gov. William
Egan.
Hence, U. S. Circuit court of Ap-
peals for the District of Colum-
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