Letters

The founders meticulously researched appropriate period tools, plantings, customs and methods. Surely, they are spinning in their graves. They had a vision, articulated in their Articles of Incorporation--to preserve the artifacts and buildings of Pioneer and to educate the public through the portrayal of accurate living history. This board has no apparent vision--certainly not the same one. It seems to feel that the "purists" (who have never complained about water fountains or Porta-johns, necessary for public health and safety) refuse to compromise. My opinion is that the board refuses not only to compromise but even to consider the opinions of others with the welfare of Pioneer museum at heart.

If the members of the board truly care about Pioneer and want to see it last into the next decade, let them prove it by having the courage to change their own self-perpetuating bylaws. Let them give museum members a vote. Let them become accountable to the members; let them explain to the members what their plans are; and let the museum members decide, through democratic principles (voting), what the future of Pioneer will be and who will lead it there. Let them give Arizona back its history.

Patricia A. Cox
Phoenix

With Pun in Hand
That "kiss-off" line on John Dougherty's account of the Bank One Ballpark stadium ("Problems of Roofian Proportion," December 11) that stated, "Time will tell," could well have read: New Times will tell.

Lloyd Clark
Phoenix

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