WASHINGTON: A Cure for Lumbago

Housewife Peggy Nelson stared moodily at the mosquitoes swarming up out of the stagnant pond near her home in the little lumber town of Snoqualmie, Wash, and came to a decision: either she or the wretched puddle must go.

Last week—three years after decision day—bulldozers were rooting out the wild blackberry bushes and leveling the ground for a new housing development where ''Peggy's Puddle" once stagnated. Elsewhere in Snoqualmie (pop. 1,059), Peggy's fellow citizens had cheerfully waded into no fewer than 75 other "action projects" designed to make their town a better...

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