"A MILITARY POLICEMAN KEEPS AN EYE ON TWO PROTESTERS (LEFT), WHILE TWO OTHER MP'S USE PAINT ROLLERS TO OBLITERATE SLOGANS AND AND (sic) SYMBOLS THAT WERE PAINTED IN FRONT OF THE MAIN ENTRANCE OF THE SENECA ARMY DEPOT SATURDAY. THE PROTESTERS WERE FROM THE WOMEN'S ENCAMPMENT FOR A FUTURE OF PEACE AND JUSTICE, THE SUMMER-LONG PROTEST AGAINST NUCLEAR ARMS THAT WOMEN CLAIM ARE STORED AT THE DEPOT. THE SLOGANS INCLUDED: 'BREAD, NOT BOMBS' AND 'WE WILL NOT DIE YOUR DEATH.'" Photo by Richard Marshall.
Ithaca Times, mid-July 1983.
Buyers finsh payments for women's camp land
ROMULUS - The Women's Encamment for a Future of Peace and Justice made the final $10,000 payment on its 53-acre land parcel Friday, but organizers say they're still seeking donations to cover operating costs. Camp member Karen Blackluck said the payment was aided by women who took out personal loans, clearing the camp's indebtedness to former owners of the land. When the transaction was made this spring, the women paid $17,500 down, agreeing to pay $10,000 on June 15 and $10,000 on July 15, bringing the total to $37,500, said Blackluck. The payments were made on time.
But Blackluck added that organizers are seeking additional donations to cover repair and operational costs, such as the $1,300-a-month portable toilet rental fee and the cost of lumber and gravel. "Our phone bills are horrendous," Blackluck said. So far, an estimated $20,000 to $30,000 has been donated, much of it small, double-digit contributions in the $10 to $25 range. "To me that's amazing," Blackluck said. She said that the camp also received $1,000 from a Vermont peace group and another $1,000 from a New York City woman. The camp's costs include a contract with an ambulance service and a $2,500 bill for trucking water in during the season.