Louhvilh end Jefferson County
1STH YEAR, NO. 48
LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY 40218
THURSDAY, APRIL 11. 12S8
station opened about six weeks burg
It hurts to realize "miracles"
are not going to happen in the
war on poverty, according to a
Newburg area residentwho works
Mrs. Maggie Rice, a community organizer with the Newburg
Community Action Commission
sometimes finds the
lack of miracles disheartening.
She has hope for the program,
though, because she is learning to
let little events count as mir-
residents, but it doesn't minimum-wapromise them anything. Its rate blocks," not helps.
Its purpose, according to Mrs. of success in getting what it goes
She spoke of obstacles placed
Rice, Is to carry the services of after, though, is sometimes in the CAC's way of securing emthe CAC to the people who live promising.
ployment for applicants. General
One of the main functions of Electric, she said, will not talk
Newburg office Is located on In- the CAC Is helping residents who to Newburg CAC representatives
dian Trail, too far for Old
need employment. Mrs. Hull emabout prospective employees,
Mrs. Rice's desk Is at the front
a narrow white
brick structure rescued from
dilapidation by neighborhood residents who painted and repaired
it Located on Old Shepherds ville
Road in West Duechel, the sub
according to Mrs, Ramona Hull,
a Neighborhood Job Specialist in
think the CAC
office is some kind of private
The CAC offers help to New- -
Conflict about including streets
in the county road system arose
this week in Jefferson County
Fiscal Court, but no decision
has yet been made by the court
Sammie Lee, County Works
Director, said he wants to include the following in the county
system: the combination of Michael Edward Drive and Roman
Drive, from Hudson Lane to Fairground Road, and Hudson Lane
from Bardstown Road to Roman
The conflict has arisen because Lee said 50 feet of right
of way if needed if the Hudson
Lane section is to be included in
the county system.
Not all Hudson Lane residents
oppose the county's taking the
right of way, but many do. William Ballard, 8506 Hudson Lane,
circulated a petition against
Lee's recommendation, which he
presented to the court
William Seay, 8611 Hudson
Lane, said he is "definitely in
favor" of including Hudson Lane
in the county system. He said he
represents both himself and St
Gabriel School and Church, also
located on Hudson Lane. He wants
the county to take over the street
because It is in need of repair.
Seay said drivers have to dodge
noies ana it would be easy to hit a
child. Many children walk in the
area, Seay said, because of the
residents to walk,
CAC employees seem enthusi-
astic about their program, and
they recognize a need to explain
it to Newburg residents. Many,
M Seneca High
phasized that "we place people"
not find jobs.
Mrs. Birdie Davis, a Neighborhood Job Specialist in the Indian Trail office, said her office
placed 26 people in jobs from January 1 through March 22 of this
year. A total of 178 people visited
the Indian Trail office for help
in getting Jobs during that time.
Mrs. David said 72 of the 178
were referred to employers for
interviews. Besides the 26 who
were hired, eight applicants were
placed in such federal programs
as Job Corps and WARE (Works
Attitude Reap Employment).
Mrs. Davis said the office
knows of only 11 people who actually applied and were rejected by
employers, but she said CAC has
difficulty getting that information
from employers. She said 15 persons referred for Interviews did
not keep their appointments.
Mrs. Davtn fmnhaai7iri rhafftv
William O. Wilson is proud of v- the school where he will be principal next year, and he plans now
to stay within the framework for
the future set by the current
Wilson was recently promoted
to the position at Seneca High
School where he is now
tant principal. He will replace
Kenneth B. Farmer, who has held
the post for the 11 years of Seneca's existence.
No "revolutions" can be expected when Wilson takes over in
September, he said, because
"even though I have been designated to now head this school, it
will be many years before Seneca
has a principal other than Kenneth B. Farmer."
Now in his seventh year as
assistant principal at Seneca,
Wilson compared part of his
present duties to "playing
chess." He is largely responsible
for the school's master schedWILLIAM O.WILSON
ule, which includes matching the
Named Seneca Principal
needs and wants of 2,200 senior
high school students with the
dent discipline, since he handles
abilities and desires of 96 teach- the problems teachers and couners, and finding a time and place selors cannot cope with. He said
for everything. The whole thing he dislikes the word "discipis easier now than It used to be, line," but he is often concerned
he said, because the school now
with such student problems as
uses data processing.
truancy, cutting class and conflicts among students.
Handle Some Discipline
Next year, Wilson said, he will
Wilson is "the heavy" in stu- (Continued on Page 12)
ures are available for the sub- st&tio), yet, she said.
During the same three-mon- th
period, a total of 471 persons
were placed on jobs throughout
Louisville and Jefferson County
by various CAC neighborhood offices. The 471 were from a total
of 2,679 applicants.
even though the applicants live in
the "mouth" of GE, Many other
industries refuse to lower their
standards for hiring - especially
educational standards - and
don't come near those standards.
Mrs. Hull spoke of the need
for employers who are willing to
train the unemployed, even those
with police records.
Mrs. Davis explained that
neighborhood job specialists contact employers who employ fewer
than 200 people. Other CAC employees contact larger busi-
representatives ask the
employer to consider lowering
his criteria for hiring, to be
understanding and to report to
the CAC office what happens during the interview. Some employers cooperate, others do not.
Photo by Jack Smith
chat about the problems of
is part of "Barefoot in the Park," presented last weekend by
members of the Durrett High School National Thespian Society.
Here Linda Gruner, left, portrays Corie Bratter. Corie's mother,
Mrs. Banks, is played by Kippy Crawford
at Fredericks Lane and Six Mile Lane last Friday
morning. Less than 43 hours before this picture was taken, however, there was no lake. Less than 43
hours afterwards tht lake was gone. Torrential rains last week mads scenes like this not too unusual
CG'.'.'S CALMLY GRAZE beside this lake on a farm
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The complex Is expected to unit will have its own fenced-i- n
years. play yard.
The complex will offer one,
two and three - bedroom apartcarpeting,
comMartin said each
plex will have the required fire private balconies and patios,
walls and two stairways for use laundry facilities in each buildand hot and
as emergency exits. He said ing,
plans have been approved by the chilled water heating and cooling
state Fire Mars hall in Frankfort systems. They will rent for $125
A firewall is made of concrete up, with all utilities furnished.
Martin said the complex will
blocks, he said, and is thick
enough to prevent the spread of offer more floor space and that
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fire from one building to another.
Martin said a complex in Lexington, similar to the proposed
one for Jeffersontown recently
caught fire but only one nit
complex was damaged.
Gene Ricketts, building inspector for Jeffersontown, and
Ray Ward, Jeffersontown city
councilman, agreed the project
has been examined with "a fine-too- th
comb." Ricketts said zoning is In order for the project
and plans meet city, county and
be completed within three
Close examination was neces
sary because Jeffersontown of
Two Reporterland teachers
ficials recently discovered that
have been named "Outstanding
InYoung Educators" by the the city's zoning maps were correct New maps are being
show the site for
Chosen were Sister May Serra completed and
Goethals, OSU, 33, principal and C-- complex is properly zoned
teacher at St Bernard School,
Trees and flowers will be
7501 Tangelo Drive, and Reece
planted around the complex MarEarl Little Jr., 27, eighth grade
walkcore teacher and department head tin said, and there will be
ways for baby strollers. Family
at Southern High School.
walks are to be built and each
Miss Bonnie Jean Turner,
teacher at Iroquois High School,
was also named for the honor.
The three were selected from
about 3,000 elementary and sec-ondary teachers in Louisville and
Jefferson County who are Detween
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education course since 1964.
Michael Edward Drive and Roman Drive in the county system
was denied in 1964, as was inclusion of Hudson Lane from Bardstown Road to Fairground Road.
Since then, he said, many new
streets have been added, as have
many homes. More streets and
subdivisions are planned for the
area, he said,
Lee said Michael Edward Drive
is now an arterial street and the
present volume of traffic on it is
an average of 608 vehicles per
day. He said he expects this to'
Roman Drive and Hudson Lane,
Jeffersontown City Council is
trying a new approach In determining what rate to set for a business tax.
Councilman Joe Cline, finance
chairman, mailed letters to all
Jeffersontown businesses last
week, requesting Information on
last year's gros8 receipts. Cline
said the council cannot set a fair
(ax rtt8 without this information.
Mrs. Roy Wiehe. of Wiehe's
fWrnacy, s,i,i sn8 and several
'ic hopes! the cou.nj,'.-Xlj- .i.
iwu owner object to
will eventually build a sidewalmethod. She said she will
along Hudson Lane.
f not furnish the Information un- Mrs. James B. Lewis, 8609 ies3 required to do so by law.
Hudson Lane, said some resl- Cline said a new ordinance
"own to the middle of the quiring the business tax has been
road" and do not want to lose drawn up, but the rates have not
property to the county.
been determined. The ordinance
Mrs. William Ballard said she s scaied down from one enacted
fears danger to her home if the j St. Matthews, Cline said, and
county takes the right of way. She it may be scaled down more if
said many of the yards are al- - the information he requested
small, and her own home is dicates It should be.
In a position where an auto out of
Qlne said the idea of the
could veer into it if the ters came from a meeting of a
county takes any of her family's group of businessmen. theCham-propert- y.
ber of Commerce and the Jef- Seay said that while many Hud- - fersontown Finance Committee,
son Lane residents oppose Lee's
Jeffersontown discovered that
recommendation, residents of more revenue Is needed to
Edward and Roman ate the city when the new council
Drives are In favor of inclusion took over in January,
in the county system.
"Something, had to be done to
According to Lee, Inclusion of
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Mrs. Hull dislikes the term
she feels it applies tosome Newburg residents. Site says only
when "good Jobs" are available
to these people will poverty be
on the way out, and she termed
On Tay'crovl'.lo Hoed
Not Limited To Jobs
The CAC does not limit itself
BY SARAH TURNER
to helping residents find jobs.
apartA 380-uLegal help is available through
ment complex will replace the
Legal Aid, and social services
are offered. CAC employees Stop and Sock Golf Course at
9800 Taylorsville Roadinjeffer-sontow- n,
place children in day care cenwith construction is to
ters and Head Start classes.
Some CAC employees spend a 8 tart within 45 days.
tract is owned by
lot of time presenting the
program to residents George Martin and Herman Mathews. Construction is expected
who live near the CAC offices.
Mrs. Rice explained that, while in three phases, Mathews said.
employees have to come from Permit for building was issued
roverty areas, they still have to by the city of Jeffersontown on
work to learn all the problems April 4.
Phase I includes 120 units, a
of a neighborhood.
More than just learning is swimming pool and club house.
involved. Workers must win the Another 108 units and tennis
trust of the people they are to courts will follow.
Phase III will include another
Serving wouficcsfcrn Suburban
Photos by Don Mitchell
Betty Furness Believes
Buyer Education Needed
store owner has to explain to a credit customer that,
for instance, one per cent interest per month is actually 12 per
cent per year, nothing prevents
him from simply doubling the
price of his merchandise and saying there are no charges.
Miss Furness also spoke to the
truth - in - packaging
wants. She lamented the fact that
there are 57 sizes of toothpaste,
200 sizes of paper towels and
27 sizes of hair spray, while she
emphasized she Is not complaining about the number of brands.
Earlier, Miss Furness said she
has often been accused of wanting
to do away with some brands and
she insisted she does not
One of Miss Furness's peeves
Is the practice of some
would be named by May 1.
salesmen. "We all know the
Miss Furness said her office is
stories - and some may be closer
interested in any consumer probUnder the bill there is one to home than we would care to
lem. She named complaints about
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repairs on cars and appliances as loophole left, Miss Furness said.
Education In "how to buy" was
the plea of Betty Furness, the
President's Special Assistant on
Consumer Affairs, when she
spoke In Louisville last week.
Speaking to members of the
Consumers Association of Kentucky and a number of
housewives, Miss Furness
called especially for consumer
courses in schools. She emphasized education in "how" and not
"what" to buy.
A highlight of the meeting came
when Miss Furness suggested
that Kentucky become the ninth
state to form a Consumer Affairs
Commission. Governor Louie
Nunn, who shared the speakers'
platform promptly announced
the most frequent complaint she
receives. To combat this, she
hopes for passage of legislation
to protect the consumer, although
she admitted it would be difficult
to enforce such legislation.
She said she also wants Congress to pass bills concerning
fish and poultry inspection, natural gas explosions and deceptive
"All charges" must be explained to a customer who buys
on credit according to the
bill now awaiting enactment That bill was passed by
the House and the Senate, although
the House version was the
stronger. Miss Furness urged the
audience to write Congress, urging enactment of the house version. The bill is HB 11601.