Let me pass this by you folk and see what ya think. I have been asked to Ghost Write a "Letter to the Editor" for 3 newspapers here in my part of the world. The man who asked me to do this will use his signature on submittal and I will not be visible anywhere, other than my mouth. One year ago in this county a man bulldozed off a turn of the century graveyard. He wanted a little more corn acreage, so he took it upon himself to take a D6H and smoothed it off, pushing the headstones into a ditch. Of course, immediately locally, there was some outrage. It was referred to the county and the problem has since disappeared. This cemetery was called the Crabb Cemetery for the town at that time called Crabtown. This town came about because it was in the middle of a large tract of white oak and what white oak could be used for. It employed about 100 "coopers" and carpenters and their needs. Forges, and shops, their own Post Office. They made all things "coopers" did. Barrels, staves, wheel hubs and wheel spokes, etc. Of course like buggy whips these things went by the wayside and the town folded up and disappeared except for the cemetery. Though neglected, it existed and continued to exist until the dozing incident. God knows who was there and where they came from but they are history and part of this nation. For a fact there were civil war veterans there. Here is the problemo. This rural country is run, as many rural counties are by are a select group of "Good Ol Boys". You know these kinds of guys. These ain't your hamhanded stupid County Sheriff types who has everybody buffaloed. These are the guys who run the Sheriff. You see the guy who dozed off the cemetery was one of these. Which is one of the reasons it has been buried (no pun intended). Now the guy who wants to stir this pot either has a lot of hair on his chest or not enough brains to pour urine out of a boot with the directions on the heel. But my personality likes this kind of stuff. However, I don't want to become dead meat for the turtles. So I am asking you as commonsense people how do we handle this. I got the letter written in my head and it is a doozey. Can we beat these guys? Would the letter be the route to go. we can't go to anybody locally for the reason I have outlined. Has anybody out there beat the system and how would you do it? John.