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away. They return promptly at dusk each evening, gathering
in the fringe area then coming in for the night. Rather than
winged harmony, the sound of that many birds has been
described by one listener as "bedlam." The smell isn't
Residents, if they don't want to get splattered by
droppings or have their freshly washed and hung laundry
ruined, must schedule their day's activity around the birds'
comings and goings. They'd like to get rid of the birds but
don't know how.
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Probably everyone who
graduates from high school gets
a big taste of Shakespeare in his
senior year. Not all, however,
like it enough to want to pursue
it any farther than the teacher's
lesson plan dictates that they
The play was to have been
presented on Thursday and
Friday but it was so much "in
demand" according to senior
David Headley that it had to be
extended to Monday's and
Tuesday's English class periods
too. Otherwise, some 300
students in other classes who
had expressed an interest would
not get to see it. To
accommodate another 100, a
performance was held on
Ono Day 'Tchcovcr9
Students are taking over . . . some with,
without the good wishes of their elders.
At Southern High School last Friday, April
10, the administration, teachers, and even the
custodians voluntarily bowed out for the entire
day to give students a taste of responsibility.
The students found "responsibility" to be
rather enjoyable and they did their jobs with
the enthusiasm and dispatch of rookies given
their first chance.
The idea was Benjamin Browning's, a
teacher of psychology who felt the students
would learn through experience what a difficult
job it actually is to administer and teach.
Browning has been around Southern High
School long enough to remember that the
exchange of roles was tried before in the early
1950. At that time the exchange was an
experiment in governing initiated by his
This year the project had broader
participation. All of the seniors and juniors
nominated and elected members of the senior
class to fill the administrative positions and to
act as teachers. The teachers were required to
submit a lesson plan prior to their teaching
Still there were other
students as well as a great
number of interested parents
who wanted to see the play, so
the senior class is planning a
special performance at 2:30
pjrt. on this Sunday afternoon,
April 19, in the school's large
Students have been planning the 1970
The class took the event
seriously and went all out for it.
They prepared a set, costumes
and Lighting. Several velvet
doublets were made and tights
THE FIFTH ACCIDENT this year and the second fatality in the same location, -64 a mile from the
expressway, occurred last Monday afternoon when an automobile driven by Donald Gene Wood of
9413 Dawson Hill Road crashed into a concrete bridge abutment. Dawson wai45 and an insurance
executive. It was at the same bridge that the late Juc&e E. P. Sawyer wis killed to a similar accident
last fall. Safety measures are planned for the dangerous location but are still in the design stage.
for three weeks.
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University of Louisville and
Bellarmine College. Married, he
has four children and lives at
1015 Elaine Drive. He is
manager with a realty company
and an associate realtor with the
Louisville Board of Realtors.
Cobb is presently internal
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history to serve as state Jaycee
president, Bob Cobb of
Okolona "threw his hat in the
ring" last month and began
campaigning for the office.
Running against Randy
Herron of CampbeHsville, Cobb
said this week that he has been
campaigning "real hard" all over
the state during March.
A Buechel man, Gene Peter,
headed the 6,000 strong
organization in 1968-6- 9.
Presently serving as president is
Ed Clark of Owensboro.
Cobb, who has lived in
Okolona all his life, is a 1957
graduate of Southern High
Miller incurred the wrath of
opposition leader Mrs. Cheslcy
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representative Robert Hughes
with a letter during the week
informing Mrs. Compton of the
meeting "to see if they could
work some thin gout."
Mrs. Compton and Hughes
told the press they had met with
Miller earlier and went away
with the impression that Miller
intended to take action that
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in history, and now he drives full time one of the two
bookmobiles operated by the Louisville Free Public
BY GREG SP AID
One summer day last year a pretty young barefoot girl
climbed into Bookmobile Number One and caught the
fancy of driverlibrarian Charles Chandler.
Bookmobile Number One was over an hour late to the
next scheduled stop and the barefoot girl had met her mate.
One month later Charles and Louise were married.
Most days are not as eventful for Charles Chandler, in
Bookmobile Number One leaves the main library every
weekday at about 9 a.m. and drives to the eastern part of
Jefferson County. About 0 a.m. Charles pulls to a stop on a
suburban street or in a shopping center and opens the door
to the public.
Bookmobiles are used only in areas throughout the
county where a branch library is not easily accessible.
Generally the stops last about an hour and business is
good. Circulation on the bookmobile is better than at the
many part-tim- e
branch libraries throughout Louisville.
The bookmobile holds about 2.000 books and offers
most of the services of a branch library. Books are checked
out and in and reservations can be made. And, of course, the
service is free.
As in most libraries, says Charles, fiction is the favorite,
April 12 through 18 is National Library Week. 'Reading
Is For Everyone' is thisyear'smotto.
fact, the routine has varied only slightly over the years he
has worked on bookmobiles. A few new stops have been
added and the converted van has had an
installed, but few days are as memorable.
Charles started his job with the library as a page on a
bookmobile five or six years ago. Then he worked in several
branch libraries around the city, took a few years out for
military service, graduated from the University of Louisville
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That luxurious house far up on the hill off Trevilian Way
near the zoo and the tennis center is not the home of a rich
at least not
prince or disgustingly successful industrialist
It is owned by the city and will soon be the home of the
Metropolitan Parks and Recreation Department.
Last week the decision was made to move the Parks
Department from its several locations throughout the city
and county to one location under the large roof of the
mansion on the Collin gs Estate.
The idea was that of the new director of Parks and
Recreation, Carl Bradley, who took over the job only two
The mansion has been vacant since it was purchased by
the city under the Open Space Program in 1966 from
"A building is meant to be occupied and used," said
Bradley, "an unused building will have a shorter life span."
Before the decision was made by Mayor Frank Burke on
Bradley's request to move the Parks Department, there were
other sugsestions being considered for the use of the
The site was considered for the construction of a
museum. But the idea was abandoned because museum
supporters felt it should be more centrally located.
Other groups suggested using the building as a club
meeting facility or "glorified party house," in the words of
James Thornberry, Director of Law for the city. But this
suggestion was also abandoned because of its exclusive
The final solution was put to the mayor by Bradley as a
partial compromise. Although most of the house will be
of becoming the
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One senior class at Thomas
Jefferson did just that. After the
usual perusal of "Hamlet," they
asked their teacher Mrs. Vicki
Waldron to let them act out the
play. While she considered the
entire drama too much of an l
undertaking, she did give them
clars time io work on, a". J.
Photo By Don MKchel
controversy in Okolona raged
on this week, with angry
residents demanding that it be
"shut down, period" and
company officials trying to
convince the county attorney it
should be allowed to continue
The company last week was
denied a request for expansion
Zoning Adjustment. Okolona
residents who have been
fighting the quarry's existence
since 1957 were not satisfied
with the fact that the quarry
was refused permission to
expand. They want it to cease
County attorney Bruce
Miller last week gave the
company's attorney seven days
until Tuesday, April 14 td
submit a proposal wherein the
quarry "would abate its status
of nuisance to the community.!
The plan was to have been"
presented to him at a meeting
leaving at dawn each day to roam maybe as far as SO miles
The birds are back!
Like the famed swallows of Capistrano, Fern Creek's
blackbirds have returned again this year to their roost in the
Unlike the California mission's pride, the blackbirds
don't inspire Fern Creek residents whose land they've
staked out to write songs eulogizing them. Area residents
are, in fact, plenty disgusted with the noise and the odor
caused by the between 500,000 and a million birds.
On a 40 acre farm about halfway between Fern Creek
and Highview the birds roost in the thickly wooded area,
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