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Image 1 of Jefferson reporter (Buechel, Ky.), April 16, 1970

Part of Jefferson reporter (Buechel, Ky.)

Hgm kentucky's cest weekly i:ev$?afeu Kentucky Pmt Ateociation 1965. 1967, 1969 17T1I Ucd2 as fit-ic- d is YR.NO.47 , Ccrvinj Couthccztern Suburban Louhvith end JzUcrzcn County LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY 40218. THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 1970 2 SECTIONS fn Fern Crccfx UOitgOs X .Ho07o BgosU Sqog, TToDD yrasGfl tosiidoaffs." Tv7BDD BY RAMONA MARSH 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 attractive either. 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. Y. The (Continued on Pig 1 r M ii 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 do.'.ctliiiJact. r 1- 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 Wednesday, also. 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 some 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 government class. 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 debut. Students have been planning the 1970 student take-ove- r . 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 were obtained. 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. (Continued on Pig IS) (Continued on Page 15) bcc'is lop Jaycoo Job Vis?) city-count- V Iy'- ! ! I1 f r the 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 (Continued on Pes 15) - ' 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 attended - y . .4. 'T ' . 1 L , - VTY.j r '? Vy . t . Incurred Wrath av Miller incurred the wrath of opposition leader Mrs. Cheslcy Compton ft 'V VI ( ; ::;!:'!.;?' -- ' A '" EILir.DA KcCCY ciiis a tree cca L 3 hcsie ca tzi RotJ ta state and 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 Photo By Pat Caiwin do so.e t,:il g trlmmli (Continued on Pige 1 5) s 30!lffQ 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 Library. 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, 1 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 (Continued on Page 15) 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 anymore. 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 months ago. The mansion has been vacant since it was purchased by the city under the Open Space Program in 1966 from Bellarmine College. "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 building. 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 nature. The final solution was put to the mayor by Bradley as a partial compromise. Although most of the house will be . v- - Y - 'v I W V. - of becoming the Reporterlander in He Y' v i' To Luxurious Homo Y si With hopes School. ' - v. k quarry Par'is Sfctf f.hvo Dob Cobb second " I 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 v 5) TJ Seniors To Perform r rv ''V Vulcan 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 operations. The company last week was denied a request for expansion y by the Board of 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 operations completely. 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 Tuesday afternoon. I 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 community. 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, Hoars Plan For Quarry lIA?:::cn tea t!:e too tni tcr-rtTrcIIarclssr.J r.rr::'.I;a TIZZ CCLLT.'CS hc- -e cf tie U V:-zr- tzl ctr!3 c3 TrevZa Vzy wZl soon be tie new (Continued on Page 3) V 1 7' Y- ' r.y"y - i ArOAItD TO EOC'C 'CriLE Cr ies Chandler chedu ft books for Mrs. WZIiam Volz fa Cevcily Manor subdivLioa. Tl.e n chili-eare (from left to rfeht) Cheryl arid Lynn Volz arJ Trsd Graybed. :

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