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mmm " n. n . m Start taking your vitamin pills tomorrow and don't stop until May 4. The Derby Festival Committee had you In mind when it cooked up the schedule of events. There are over 60 events of them are free. Put on your truckin' this year, and two-thirshoes and get into the fun and flair of Derby Week. ds Friday, April 25 The They're Off Luncheon will kick off the 20th annual Kentucky Derby Festival, but if you don't already have tickets, it's too late. A.B. Chandler, John Sherman Cooper, Adolph Rupp and Colonel Harlan Sanders will be honored. Take in the displays of 100 of the best photographs in the country beginning daily at 10 am to 4 pm through May 9. Also featured will by the Henry Koehler collection of racing oils and sketches. All will shown at the First National Bank Tower at Fifth and Main streets. Don't forget the chuckwagon and beer garden at Fifth and Main any day from 11:30 am to 2 pm and 6:30 pm to 9 pm through May 2. Joe and Dolores Nevitt of Plymouth Road in St. Matthews will provide the recipes. The Bluegrass music is free, but you'll have to pay for the chow. Susan Dishman, Patty Kalember, Laura Donley, Nancy Gibbons and Annette Grundy will take their chances at the spin of the wheel for the crowning of the Derby Festival Queen at. the Derby Festival Coronation. The gala social event will begin at 9:30 pm at Convention Center. Invitations are available through the festival committee at 621 W. Main for $30 per couple. ; nib" ru , '.., iiim x A Derby montage by Steve Sebree Saturday, April 26 JU Mike Ehrler will lead off the third annual balloon race in the hare balloon at 8 am at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center. Twenty "hounds," including Mike's son Chuck Ehrler will pursue, trying to land nearest to the hare. The event is free.' Serving Jeffersontown since 1907 Thursday, April 24, 1975 Volume 67, Number 42, 12 Pages h Go downtown at 1 pm to see some of the nation's cycling street race, amateur cyclists compete in a lapping around Chestnut, Liberty, Sixth and Seventh Streets. Cornea little early to f ihd accessible parking. That will be your only cost. Spend a dollar to see local pedalers from Waggener, Ballard, Trinity, Sacred Heart, St. X., and others in the eighth annual pedalathon bicycle and tricycle fun at the Fairgrounds Speedway. The event gets underway at 1 :30 pm. Wear your new hat or tie and bring your binoculars out to the opening day of Churchill Downs. The races begin at 1 :45. Get into the act with your bets. hitch while doing your Derby Take in the Schlitz shopping at 3ashford Manor Mall anytime through May 4, except for a break during the Pegasus Parade. vs. Round off the day with the Kentucky-Indian- a in the Derby Festival Basketball Classic. the U.S. Reserved seats are available from $3 to $6.50. The contest will start at 8 pm at the Fair and Exposition Center. top-notc- Twenty Cents 35-mi- le Planning is the key to Derby fun By Sandy Hinton Staff Writer Watching Derby Week activities can be fun. Living right here where an array of colorful events is built around the Run for the Roses, you should take advantage of them. If you plan .to attend the Great Steamboat Race, the Pegasus Parade or the Derby itself, a little two-doll- ar 40-hor- se All-Sta- rs All-Sta- rs . TOWN TAt.K answers are on tek. The Town Talk Page 8 l questioi l Derby twist with $5 to tht iner. See Page 4. Sunday, April 27 Helpcheeronnearly200cyclingaddicts,beginningat1 pm in Cherokee Park. The racers will brave the Kentucky Derby course. of Cycling Road Race over a The Derby Festival spring horse show is billed for those who don't know a gait from a gate. The $1 admission is worth the look at world champion horses and the blacksmithing 62-mi- le can be the key to enjoyment. Here's a in the art of being short how-t- o prepared h?fore you strike out for the le events. oy Festival Committee The promise, the Pegasus Parade will be a spectacular array of floats, bands, antique bicycles and much more. "The Land of Make Believe" is the theme of the 20th rendition of the event. If you prefer the cozlness of your living room to braving the crowds and it will witnessing the parade be televised live on Thursday, May 1, on WHAS-TChannel 11. It begins at 6 pm, a half-holater than in the past, and will start on Broadway at Floyd and proceed to Ninth Street. The kids would vote it's worth exhibitions. Come take a free look at boats on parade beginning at 2 pm. Entries will be limited to 101 , and many of them will be decked out and owned by your friends and neighbors. They will cast off at Six Mile Island, sail down to the Clark Memorial Bridge and back to compete for the honor of best floating float. Go to the Belvedere, Cox Park, or right down to the riverfront for the best viewing. After looking at the boats, stay a little longer for the Square Dancing Exhibition from 5 pm at the Belvedere. The Kentuckiana Square Dance Association will entertain you with their twirls and swirls. Dance the evening away on the Belle of Louisville for the Welcome Wagon dance cruise. The Leaves of Autumn will provide the beat, and reservations will be required in advance. Boarding will take place at Fourth and River Warf at 7:30 pm. If you're not on the Belle, come out to Oxmoor Center for the Pop Concert and Fireworks at 8:30. But take heart. Come a little early to avoid some of the traffic, bring a blanket and maybe even a bottle of wine, and expect it to take at least a half hour to get out of the parking lot afterward. The Louisville Orchestra will entertain you for free under the stars, with syncopated fireworks by local resident Colonel Cliff first-han- V 2-- s. hurry. Or, you can take your chances and stand along the side of the street for event. Hawkers stroll the along the sidewalks selling the usual circus fare of toys and cotton candy for the younger set. Last, if you missed the live telecast and the live parade, you can catch highlights on Friday, May 2, at 11:30 pm, on ABC's Wide World of Entertainment. The Great Steamboat Race, with a third competitor added this year, is always a favorite of local citizens and Cifty to By Sandy Hinton and Bruce B. VanOusen Monday, April 28 The Jeffersontown City Council has decided to make an offer to purchase the old Shelby Street School annex from the Jefferson County Board of Education. If the overall cost Is reasonable, the council intends to remodel It for use as mini-maratho- n, 13-mi- le rs 6,000-poun- d n Tuesday, April 29 The Stuart High School will make music on the 400 block of the River City Mall. There also will be a concert on the on the Belvedere. See the Derby preview at the Derby Trial, 5:1 5 at Churchill Downs. go over to the Greentree Mall In For a little Clarksville from 9 for a 6quare dancing exhibition by the 7-- Continued to Page 3 teen-ager- ff one-fourt- submit bid on Shelby annex with school board real estate man John Kennedy. He said a price was disparcel, but said cussed for the the amount would remain confidential until the bid is accepted or rejected. Mazzoli said the price "looks real good." He asked each councilman to see him privately after that meeting, and he would tell them the amount. "Then, you can tell me whether you want it or not, and I'll make the offer next week," Mazzoli said. But, Mazzoli later said some of the councilmen had left the meeting before he could learn their individual wishes on the purchase. "I'll get, to them and tell you who was against it," he said two days later. Prior to the regular council meeting Monday, April 21, Mazzoli met priwith several vately and Individually council members to discuss their reactions to the bid price. At the public meeting there was no further discussion of the purchase idea, but afterward Mazzoll told The Jeffer-sonia- n there was no opposition to the price and a bid would be made this week. Asked about the legality of reaching a decision on the basis of such private meetings, Mazzoli insisted the basic decision had been reached in public the previous week. He said he felt it vital to keep the bid price secret to avoid possibly losing out to some other bidder. He said the decision to purchase is not yet final and In fact the bid offer will ask for a delay 0f 60 days in which the city can 0.9-ac- For the young and hardy, try your strength at the free Derby beginning at 11 am at the top of the Festival hill in Iroquois Park. The foot race is sanctioned by the Amateur Athletic Union. Among others, you will be making trek against Louisville Mayor Harvey I. Sloane. the If you're not out racing, enjoy a free ice cream party while to arrive huffing and puffing waiting for the at the Riverfront Plaza. The party starts at 1 1 :30 am, and you'll get your ice cream a half hour later. ice cream Mike Grisanti will carve a sculpture of the Great Steamboat Race. While downtown take advantage of band concert tunes by the 113th U.S. Army band from Fort Knox at the Belvedere, from 11:30 to 12:30. Or, listen to Karen Kraft sing on the 400 block of the River City Mall. If you're wondering what to wear this summer, take your lunch break in the 500 block of the River City Mall from 11:30 to 12:30 and watch the Louisville central area fashion show daily through May 2. Round out the day with the Knights of Columbus Derby Festival dinner at 7 pm at the Gait House. Reservations must, be made in advance. If you feel like some fresh air and a little dancing, board the Belle of Louisville at 7:30 pm at Fourth and River and listen to the tunes of Leaves of Autumn. Tickets are going for $1 2.50 a couple. it's a great place to take the early earlier than that to pay the $10 arrivals from out of town. entrance fee. No camping or spending The paddlewheelers will churn out at the night is allowed on Churchill 5 pm, Wednesday, April 30, from the Downs property, though. If you've never spent Derby day in Clark Memorial Bridge, upriver to Six Mile Island, and back. The Belle of the infield, warnings may be in order. You can probably count on never Louisville will pit its horsepower seeing a horse, you'll walk amid against the Delta Queen from Cincinnati and the Julia Belle Swain from massive throngs, wait in line for the toilet facilities, and make long treks to Peoria. The Derby Festival Committee says long lines at the betting windows. you can see the race from either side of Mostly, you will be surrounded by s and young adults drinking the river. To make a picnic out of it, take a sack dinner and settle early in and emitting a musty, smoky odor. as Be prepared. Take a blanket to sit on comfortable surroundings such jeans, if that's your Cox's Park. and wear cut-oPolice will direct traffic along River thing. Take food, or you'll spend a walk a mile for a Road on the Kentucky side, and will fortune and direct you to parking. The Belvedere sandwich. If you're brave enough to and wharf will most likely be crowded, take beer, don't forget those long lines and you may not get the picturesque at the rest rooms. Getting through the gate with beer view of the race you would from farther or other alcoholic beverages Is a east on River Road. Besides, parking downtown will be expensive, and could problem, but it can be overcome. your Be ingenious. Camouflage be hard to find. If you decide on Cox's Park and flask. Veterans of the infield can tell come armed with blanket, sandwiches you many ways to" overcome this and booze or whatnot, don't let the momentary obstacle, since Churchill friendly police see your bottle, cans or Downs management prefers you buy but expensive whatnot. It's against the law in the their public parks. versions. Take a large cola bottle, fill h If you're determined to see the 101st full with bourbon, three-fourtwith cola. Looks like a soft running, and you don't already have a reserved seat or box at Churchill drink, but you'll know the difference Downs, your only hope is the infield. after the first few races. Gates open on Derby day at 8 am. Be Continued to Page 5 prepared to see lines forming much Was decision made privately? Wise. Country-Wester- d, making the trip to see it in person. Broadway will be closed to traffic about 4:30 pm, so arrive from the side of Broadway you plan to park on. It's first come, first served on parking lots close to Broadway, and some businesses do open their lots for parade-goerAgain, make sure you park on the side of Broadway you plan to go home from, so you won't be blocked in by the parade. If you know someone who has an office, in one of the higher buildings aloifg" ttie parade route, make friends with him. His window will be a great vantage point from above. Or, grandstand seats may be purchased for $3 each. Chairs along the sido of Broadway sell for $2 each. For reserved seats, send your check to the Derby Festival Committee, 621 W. Main, 40202, or pick them up at Founder's Square. Some are still available, but . re a police ' department and possible museum. The decision to proceed with the bid wes reached over several days In a series of meetings and conversations Investigate remodeling costs and make which may have violated the new a final decision on the purchase. The open meetings law provides that Kentucky open meetings law. On April 16, the full council disall decisions by public agencies must cussed the possible use of the building be made in open session, with some Councilman Richard L. Mazzoll told the .exceptions. Discussions of real estate council he had looked at the building matters are one of the exceptions, but the law states that closed meetings may be held on that subject only after a vote to go into closed session is made in public. Further, no final action may be taken in closed session. In addition, the law requires openness only when a quorum of the public agency involved is present. It does not provide for making decisions on the basis of polling members individually. However, in a recent court case, Jefferson Circuit Court Clerk Alexander Booth declared a telephone vote of fiscal court members illegal. He said the law required such votes to be taken in public session. Mazzoli said he did not regard his conversations with Individual members about the bid price to constitute a "vote." , Mazzoll said he would like to house the police department on the lower y floor of the brick building. This would include offices for a radio dispatcher,' the police chief, and the police clerk; and lockers, showers and a lounge for the officers. The upstairs would be converted into The building, built in 1932, was a school until Jefferson County In the schools were desegregated 1950's. It served until about two years ago as an annex to Jeffersontown Elementary School. Mazzoli said renovation, estimated at about $50,000, will be necessary for various heating and electrical problems, painting and installation of an air conditioning' system. "No general funds will be used to buy this," he said, "we'll get it from federal revenue sharing or some other agency." Mrs. Katherine Dugan of Grape Street, adjacent to the school, appeared at Monday's regular council meeting to protest the possible parking of the city's garbage trucks at the annex. Tearfully presenting a petition signed black Continued to Page 12 two-stor- large conference rooms, and maybe "we could put the museum over there some day if the security's tight." Security is one of the council's concerns, he added. Mayor Herbert S. Meyer Jr., and some of the council expressed concern last Wednesday that vandalism may be a problem in the predominately black neighborhood just northwest of Gaslight Square. "We're all worried about vandalism. k But, If and when we have a dispatcher, I don't think we'll and if It's well have that problem lighted," Mazzoll said. Mayor Herbert S. Meyer added his opinion, "You're going to have all kinds of verbal abuse of the police officers over there." round-the-cloc- Oacli a winner! Pay your carrier 60' for the April delivery of Eastern Jefferson County's front-runnin- newspaper. g

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