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I m 4 ui i TtJG KENTUCKY'S J EST WEEKLY I.EVSPAFER ' Kentucky Praia Association 1365, 1967. 1969 u 17IDVIL NO. 45 i " ; i , " LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY 40218. rys Serving Couttioczt cm Suburban Louisvilh end Szttcricn County THURSDAY, AFRIL 2, 1970 if BY RAMONA MARSH Jefferson County and Louisville's old Youth Appreciation Week isn't what it used to be It's name has been changed, for anymore. one thing. Scheduled for April 11 through 17, it's Youth Recognition Week now. But that's only a small part of the overall difference in the event, or so believes at least one youth. "It used to be what the adults thought the kids wanted, sort of a token this week thing," explains Ken Stevens of 7102 Pepper Mill Lane. "Now they're really going out and asking the kids what they want and how they'd like it to be done." Stevens, a Seneca senior, knows. He has served on the Youth Commission's steering committee for Youth Recognition Week since Spring Was Here .. SATURDAY WAS A fine day for fishing and other spring time adventures in Cherokee Park. Your; iters found the sun warm in the Big Rock area. r fa n VD!)'lG 2 SECTIONS JV last September and has been involved in all the consultations with teens and trips to county and city schools for suggestions from young people. This is the first year a teenager has been asked to work with the steering committee, of which 10 of the dozen members are adults. The other teen is a girl representing the city school system, while Stevens represents county youths. are Heading the committee as Woody Dugan of the Chamber of Commerce and Allan Bryan of a local radio station, both "young guys" which according to Stevens "helps a lot." Keeping the event even more in the actual hands of youth, Stevens has a group working with him consisting of a representative from each county school and each of them has a en Gtaso ffffe Civil n p of several classmates under him. "During the planning sessions the went out to different schools and asked the kids 'what do you want,'" explains Stevens. "It's built a greater sense of participation among the youth because they're involved in the planning, too. They're trying to get as many people involved as possible this year, not just focusing on school or college youth. Interest seems to be ' pretty high among teens." The involvement in the project by youths themselves could be the reason for the great variety of events scheduled for the week, from art exhibits to car rallies. Also, the area youths decided they wanted a big name rock band and got one, too to the surprive of many who were doubtful that it could be done. Performing at the Awards Night program will sub-grou- - (Continued on Page II) V s was financed by the federal government and the work on it was done by an engineering firm hired by the local civil defense office. "We have been working on this shelter plan for the past three years and feel that it will be one of the finest in the country," said Director of Civil Defense here George F. Kinkead this week. Kinkead urged all families to "be looking for their shelter plan and be sure to keep it and put it away. It could save their lives." After three years of planning and County postponing it, the Louisville-Jefferso- n civil defense office located in the city hall building has completed a shelter plan that will be released on Sunday, April 1 2. It is one officials believe could be a model for other cities. The plan was earlier scheduled for release last September 14 but lack of sufficient federal funds to finance the project has held it up until now. An even earlier June deadline had been po f?oned because of a charge In presentation The civil defense ol'fice'i bridal ptan had been to mail the information in packets to each residence in the city and county, but that idea was rejected in Washington, D.C. because of the expense involved in mass mailing. Instead, the shelter plan will be presented to r the public on April 12 in a supplement to the local Sunday newspapers. The supplement will include maps of all sections of the city and county and will inform each family member which of the more than 600 shelters is nearest his home, work and school and how he should get there. As part of the national shelter plan being developed across the entire country, the project four-colo- But Not For Long. BUT NATURE'S CAPRICE made Sunday a day out of another season. The park, like the rest of Reporterland, became an ice and snow wonderland once again during this long winter. I I, "The federal government wanted to present the informa ion in the form of the newspaper sur'ement sai they'rs payirg for it, so that's ' how vv'U do it," kinkead Hud explained in an interview earlier this year. "Actually, I think this way is really better. A lot of people have trouble reading maps and in the supplement they've divided the map into sections which should make for easier understanding of the instructions." Other than informing each individual what shelter has been planned for him, says Kinkead, the most important aspect of the supplement is that it tells people what they are expected to bring with them in case of nuclear attack or other national emergency. Most people, he fears, would come empty handed with the (Continued on Page 11) , Old Church Houses Community Theatre UGH CDS BY SARAH TURNER The first showing of the Mansfield Players' "Our Town" will be presented in Jeffersontown's new community theater, formerly the old Jeffersontown Presbyterian Church, on Monday, April 6 for students and teachers of area schools. The play will be opened to the public on Wednesday, April 8, and continued on Friday and Saturday, April 9 and 10. These three showings will begin at 8 p.m. An afternoon showing at 3 p.m. will be held Sunday, April 1 2. The Mansfield Players are a group of local actors who were brought together "after much work and several hundred interviews by the staff," according to Mrs. Libby McQuire, publicity chairman. "Our Town," written by Thornton Wilder, describes Wilder'sideaof death. The lead role, Emily Webb, is played by Christy Newland. In the first act Emily falls in love with a doctor's son, George Gibbs, who lives next door. George is played by Mike Patrick and is the lead male role. It is a story which is set in Grovers Corners, New Hampshire, but could have taken place in any small town across the nation, anytime in history. During the second act Emily marries George and the town gossip spreads the word in her own way. The entire third act concerns Emily's death. The characters are divided into two sections, with the participants of the funeral seated on one side of the stage, while the dead people who have returned for the funeral comment how much better off they are since death than while living, from the other side. Many of the first act characters appear again in the third act as dead people. One very interesting character is the town drunk, Simon Stinson, who is played by Bob Schoo. Stinson also is the Goldon Easier Ego Too Well Is Hidden .. church choir director. Other roles are played by Jeanie Dietrick, Mrs. Webb; Harry Worden, Mr: Webb, editor of the town newspaper, who supplies the historical background for the play; Dr. Gibbs, played by Charles C. Hawley ; and Mrs. Gibbs played by Debra Snyder, who spends much of her time on stage breaking beans and calling chickens. BY GREG SPAID (Continued on Ptge 11) Gas Troth Overturns, Causes Traffic Tie-U- p While police stopped or detoured traffic on the Watterson Expressway from Bardstown Road to Poplar Level Road early Monday morning, firemen worked to extinguish a blaze caused by an overturned propane gas truck near the Newburg Road interchange and to prevent a potential explosion. Although driver of the tractor trailer truck Richard Wilhoyte said the tank was empty, a highway department official on the scene reported that a few homes were evacuated in the nearby vicinity. A small amount of leaking was present and there was believed to be some danger of an explosion. The area was pervaded with the stale odor of propane gas for much of the hour while the truck was being righted and removed, but no explosion occurred. The accident had happened at about 9 a.m. Monday morningWilhoyte had been driving west in the right lane on the Expressway. A funeral procession was entering the west bound lane from Newburg Road and traffic in the right lane was forced to stop. Wilhoyte slammed on his brakes to avoid colliding with, the stopped cars in front of him. His truck suddenly jacknifed, then rolled over on its side, slid to a stop and caught fire. The driver escaped unhurt through the front windshield which had popped out during the accident. THE EASTER BUNNY (otherwise known as Paul Thronhill) greets children at the Metropolitan Parks and Recreation Department Easter Egg Hunt at Chenoweth Park. Vulcan Soc!is Zone Change A zoning change request from R-- 4 residential to R-- l residential of 23 acres belonging to Vulcan Materials Company will be heard by Louisville-Jefferso- n Planning OVERTUHNID FT.CPANS GAS tn:cfc at tknlz-- j rr.orxst;fcrs C:ry cfTkLIsievcnl anxious Lzzl tzi the Wattenon Expressway tu:i faerpty. pve the County Commission on Thursday, April 2. The change to R- -l being sought at the 1:30 public hearing is necessary before the company can expand its stone quarry operations. Vulcan also will seek a zoning change from R-- 4 residential and C- -l commercial to R--l residential for another 16 acres on the south side of South Park Road about 200 feet east of Blue Lick Road. The 23 acres are located about 500 feet south of South (Continued on Page 11) This year the youngsters converged on Chenoweth Park near Jeffersontown because that's where the Easter Bunny was and where 5000 eggs plus that special golden one lay waiting to be found. It was a warm sunny Saturday morning, the day before Easter. The swarm of young explorers descended upon the hills of Chenoweth and harvested the crop of candy eggs in less hour. By 1 o'clock, only one hour than one breath-takin- g after the Easter Bunny officially touched off the annual affair, the sound truck announced that all the eggs had been found less one . . . the golden one. "It's 1 5 feet from the sound truck," said the voice in the squawk box. "It's in the ditch," said the voice a little later. And soon most of the 3000 young people were in the ditch as well. But the egg, it just lay there unnoticed despite the searching stares and clawing young fingers. A few young cynics suggested that there really wasn't such a thing as a golden egg or that maybe someone had found it and left without collecting the winner's reward. But Sam Jones of the Metropolitian Parks and Recreation Department assured the group that the sought after painted plaster egg was in its own special place, although it had been trampled a bit further in the soft earth by the feet of unsuspecting hunters. 1 Finally, from along the ditch there came a wave of muttering. "Someone found it." "Did they find it?" "He found it." "Someone found the golden egg." The winner was Michael Koontz, age II, of Fern Creek. unless perhaps the 2,999 other The loser; No one youngsters who weren't as lucky as Michael and will have to wait until next year. -

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