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Sunday, October 24, 1954
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THE COURIER. JOURNAt, LOUISVILLE, KY. SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 24, 1954. SECTION 1 14 G.E. 's Giant Appliance Park Having More Effect on Many Aspects of Life ' Oilier Plants Coming Here; Zones Argued I By GRADY CLAY The increasing impact of General Electric Company's giant Appliance Park factory on life in Jefferson County became even inore apparent last week. In several widely separated events, the influence of G. E. figured prominently: First, the giant new $800,000 factory of General Box Company's corrugated-box division was officially opened Wednesday. The land on which it w as built was zoned for commercial use after the arrival of G. E. had "set the pattern" for zoning changes in the Bucchel area. Box Firm Coming Inland Container Corporation, Indianapolis, announced recently it is planning to build a plant on , a 20-acre tract on Indian Trail for the manufacture of corrugated paperboard shipping containers. G. E. is Inland's major customer in this area. On Thursday at a Planning and Zoning Commission hearing, G. E. figured indirectly in several zoning controversies. George A. Young, Lexington shopping-center developer, asked the commission to rezone a 27- acre tract on Preston Highway and Indian Trail. (This was later turned down.) Air Photo Used One of Young's reasons, given by his attorney Charles F. Wood, was that the location is reasonably close to both G.E. and the new Ford Motor Company plant. Wood introduced air photos showing the Young site in the foreground with Appliance Park "" " pirUy responsible for the migra- in the distance, in an effort to on MlIes Lane has also Jumped tion to Louisville of many out-show how this entire part of Jef- sharply since the G. E. plant of-town builders in the past three f erson County is becoming urban- ized, and therefore reeds more shopping facilities. Over the past 18 months. An- iflSES ",c ' v-" though the property may be four or six miles from G.E. "Traffic So Bad" At the same hearing Thursday, residents of Old Shepherdsville Road and Miles Lane opposed another shopping center at that intersection because the "G.E. traffic is so bad." John Homm, of 1312 Miles Lane, told the Commission he'd moved to his new home four months ago when the proposed shopping site was "still a cornfield" (as it is today). He said the build-up in traffic has made the intersection hazardous, - "Since G. E. went m, we are now living on a highway without Boy's Plunge Off Railroad Bridge Brings $99,000 Damage Suit Here Mother Says He Fell Into River A Circuit Court suit filed yesterday asked $99,000 damages for injuries suffered by Steve Brooks, 14, when he plunged from the Pennsylvania Railroad Bridge into the Ohio River October 11. His mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Brooks, 1607 W. Walnut, brought the suit against the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. The boy suffered a broken right leg, an arm injury, other injuries about the head and body, and possible internal injury when he fell 70 feet from the bridge, according to the suit. He is in General Hospital. The suit said that when the hoy was crossing the bridge on a walkway he was approached in a menacing manner by employees of the railroad. As a result, he fell into the river and against rocks, it said. Police Said Boy Jumped The suit alleged the bridge attracts children and, though dangerous to them, was left unguarded and unprotected against use by the Brooks boy and others. At the time Brooks was in Coarse-Dust Fall Cut Air-Pollution Samples Taken For Two Years The air over Louisville is eteadily getting cleaner at least as far as coarse dust is concerned. This is shown in the results of two years of sampling for such dust, an engineer with the 'City-County Air Pollution Control Commission reported yesterday. He is John C. Marks, the commission's assistant chief engineer, who has just been hired by the County to run a big new steam plant for the Louisville Medical Center. According to Marks, since the sampling began in September, 1952, the average of the coarse-dust fall in the Louisville area has dropped almost every month. In September, 1952, the average coarse-dust fall throughout the area was found to be 39.4 r & i 1 n ii.m i ' -hawt 1 tzr. xn"-V:;;-nV V 'Vw-. u1 sHx. .. iWiliiWWMiaaWf.M r'-iiiii.rira. i."ti 1ri rifM i iMtrn i n mill EIGHTY-THREE PER CENT complete is the new General Electric Company Appliance Park near BuecheL This view taken recently shows all five manufacturing buildings. Steel in right background is going up for a large warehouse. the slighest restrictions on speed." declared Mrs. Alvin Voll. Old Shepherdsville Road. "I have to keep my children in the back yard when G.E. is about to let out because of that high-speed traffic." Houses Spring Up Mrs. Voll and other women at t-cf opened. Workers going from the 0koIona area use MiIes L , ' and nearly fly of the curves," Dear SheferdSVUle Rad' on!rJman.!.aiJ.., nuucu xvirs. cjuwiu tRer- man, Old Shepherdsville Road: "since we moved out here houses have come UP a11 around. I can see m rooiiops irom my nouse, 9nH the spH to he nohoriv liv. jng there." one of the arguments ad- vanced by James R. Johns, who proposed the shopping center, was that the site was "only Vh miles from G.E." The Commis- sion took his request under ad- visement Tours Are Popular Another noticeable trend among recent conventions in Louisville has been the inclusion of tours of the G.E. plant. Some tours merely skirt the 900-acre jured police reported he leaped over the raiLof the bridge trying to evade a Clarksville policeman. When Brooks and three companions started over the bridge, the police said, railroad detectives started after them from the Louisville side after telephoning Clarksville police to intercept V ' biA1 1 1 1 1 1 I 1 1 1 1 1 l J K Average 23.5 Ion M : yrrt f t i f t f r t 1 r ft t ft 2 2 3 3 o 333 CHART TRACES average monthly coarse-dust fall throughout Louisville area the past two years. Note that averages for December, 1952; January, 1953; December, 1953, and January, 1954, are missing. Samples for those months were lost tons per square mile per month. By last month the average had dropped to less than half that 14.6 tons per square mile in the 30-day period. Marks' report was timely. Today is the start of National Cleaner Air Week. Said Marks: "The report is encouraging, but it does not mean the air-pollution problem has been whipped here. Coarse dust is only one phase of the problem." Others include smoke, fine dust suspended in the air, gases, and odors. "Louisville's smoke problem is pretty well w hipped," Marks said, recalling a recent survey that showed smoke in Louisville's atmosphere has been reduced 80 per cent in the past 12 years. "But the problems of fine dusts, gases, fumes and odors are far more complex and will be difficult to overcome," Marks added. Credits New Equipment Marks said he believes the major factor in the reduction of coarse dust here is the installation of fly ash and dirt-collecting 8 .'.. 'HJtf'j-H. ... . oi. - . jft factory site; others take visitors through the immense facility. (The current issue of Archi- tectural Forum, distributed this week, devotes a photograph and text to the immensity of the project, and contains a number of predictions as to its future impact on Louisville. Such nationwide publications are said by some local housing experts to be years.) 4 Buildings Producing Last week, G.E. announced Per cTn?1 complete" Production ? jor appliances is going on that Appliance Park is about 83 jn the first four buildinffs And in building No. 5, production of refrigerator cabinets and assem- bly of the freezing units and cab- jnet3 win get under way shortly. Structural steel is going up on Louisville Dentist Will Speak In Miami Dr, O. B. Coomer, Lpuisville dentist and former president of the Kentucky State Dental Association, will speak at the 95th annual meeting of the American Dental Association in Miami November 8 through 11. His topic is "Role of Auxiliary Personnel In Augmenting Service of The Dentist." them ton the Indiana side. The other three boys stayed on the walkway and later were sent home by police. The Brooks suit asked $75,000 damages, $1,000 for medical expenses, and $23,000 expected loss of earnings because of permanent injury. Courltr-Joumtt Chart ""V v-.:.. inn II In Half, Study Shows equipment on factory furnaces and boilers. "In all, 21 major industries have installed modern dust-collecting equipment in the past two years," he said. One industry is hauling away 50 truckloads of fly ash and coarse dust which otherwise would settle on Louisville every month, be added. The report on the coarse-dust sampling program showed the 39.4-ton average for September, 1952, was the highest recorded during the 2-year period. The lowest was an average of 12.2 tons recorded last July. According to Marks, the monthly average for the entire area during the 2-year period was 23.5 tons per square mile. Samples Caught In Jars The coarse-dust fall is measured by samples collected in jars at 21 stations. Three of the stations are in the East End of Louisville, three in the central section, four in the South End, three in the county outside Louisville, and eight in the West End, where air-poilution complaints are frequently heard. J, Jt' 01 Otnrl lltelrie Phots the first unit of the park ware- house. When finished, it will be about half as big as Building No. 1 (in foreground of photo), Today the G. E. president, Ralph J. Cordiner, will arrive in Louisville to visit Appliance Park. Tomorrow he and the G. E. board of directors will watch the first G. E. refrigerator made in Louisville come off the assembly line in Building 5. This will start up an operation which is expected to create jobs for an additional 4,000 to 5,000 persons in the Louisville area during the next six months. Robertson Hits 'Talk' Of G.O.P. They Try To Copy Democrats, He Sayg Harrison Robertson said last night that the trouble with Republican campaigners is that they talk like Democrats. "I say to them, 'Get in your party and stay out of our party,' " the Democratic nominee for Third District congressman added. He spoke at a meeting of the Jackson Democratic Club at St. William's School, 13th and Oak. Robertson, who is sseking the seat held by his Republican opponent, John M. Robsion, Jr., asserted. "The Republican candi dates come down here and tell you they're for the things you're for, and then they go up to Washington and vote against them. Try To Confuse, He Says "Their promises are never carried out. They try to confuse you," Robertson told the group of about 200 Democrats. Robertson charged that Repub lican Senator John Sherman Cooper is seeking to spread con fusion about who ongmatea a bill to support tobacco prices at 90 per cent of parity, and about Cooper's own position on rural electric funds for Kentucky. Robertson said of Alben W. Barkley, who is running against Cooper, "I think he's the greatest American alive today." 3Iorganfield Pastor Going to Seminar The Rev. H. T. Chandler, pastor of Morganfield Methodist Church, has been selected to rep: resent the Methodist Louisville Conference at a Methodist minister's seminar October 26 through 28 in Washington, D. C, it was announced here yesterday. Mr. Chandler and other Meth odist ministers attending the seminar will have discussions with some of the most important Government, diplomatic, military, and international-resource people m Washington. A breakdown of the results of the coarse-dust sampling shows the heaviest falls are regularly recorded in central Louisville. The monthly average for the central area throughout the test period was 33.7 tons per square mile. The South End, mainly because of industries in the near south, averaged 25.4 tons per month. West Had 21.4 Tons The West End, lying north of Algonquin Parkway, averaged 21.4 tons. The East End, from Preston Street east, averaged 19.78 tons, and the average in the county outside Louisville was 17.5 tons. These are averages of all stations in these areas, Marks emphasized. Throughout the test, some stations have recorded higher tonnages and some lower. The results of last month's sampling demonstrates this fact. The collection stations at Third and Hill and at 13th and Magazine recorded falls of 27 tons during the month while one near the Shawnee golf course recorded only 10 tons. Jeffersontora Vandalism Still Mystery Court of Inquiry Fails To Establish Blame A 3-hour court of inquiry yes terday failed to solve the recent wave of vandalism at Jefferson- town. A score of persons testified at the hearing in the court of Second District Magistrate John K. Stiles. The questioning produced information about only one bit of property damage the denting of a roadside newspaper box by a teen-age boy several weeks ago. This was so minor that Jeffer-sontown City Attorney M. G. Snyder said no charge would be brought as result of it. Persons Called To Testify At a court of inquiry, an offi cial calls in persons for questioning under oath to' determine whether anyone may be accused of the law violations which are under investigation. Yesterday, the magistrate questioned a Jeffersontown policeman, a young girl who had seen the box damaged, and 18 youths between the ages of 13 and 21. All the youths denied taking part in the vandalism and swore they did not know who caused it. All said they were willing to be fingerprinted, and all except one said they would consent to lie-detector tests. However, at the close of the questioning, Stiles said the investigation in his court was at an end. Youth Is Questioned The magistrate questioned the youth who balked at the lie-detector test both in open court and privately. He said the youth did not wish to take the test because it was "too much trouble" and was not always accurate. The possibility of fingerprinting came up during questioning of witnesses by Jeffersontown City Attorney M. G. Snyder. He asked if any had touched either some City signposts smeared with paint Monday night, or a paint bucket and brush exhibited in court. Other signs have been rammed by automobiles recently. Also, on Monday, Jeffersontown Police Judge W. D. Menefee reported receiving a threatening telephone call. In September, Menefee said $1,000 damage was caused when paint was smeared on test boards in his back yard. The boards belonged to a paint firm that employs Menefee. New Lake Area Being Developed In Clark' County A new privately owned public-recreation area that will include a 15-acre lake is in early stages of development In the hills of northern Clark County, Indiana, near Underwood. J. Gordon Hawkins, Louisville physical therapist who is undertaking the project, said the overall cost of the development will run nearly $100,000. 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""1 f fKf School piano. $193 V I PlSU JCXY Church piano $92J . rnmj vj w jj tl I fa AJt- i & LEXINGTON LOUISVILLE ADUCA'1 A Word to The About 80 Pet. of All Conversdtions Unnecessary, Anthropologist Says Some very learned speakers did here yesterday about people who do a lot of talking. And it was agreed that about 80 per cent of all natural communication could be dispensed with. It's redundant. Take telephone conversations, for example, said Dr. Margaret Mead, anthropologist, author, and representative of the American Museum of Natural History. A person who wants to tell - another person something might dial his number and merely say, "Twenty-five." That would be sufficient, Dr. Mead said, to convey the intended information. Instead, she said, the conversation usually goes something like this: "Hello, Joe." "Hi, Bill." "How you doin'?" "Okay. How you doin'?" "Okay." "You know that figure I was supposed to give you?" "Yeah." "Well, it's 25." "Twenty-five, huh?" "Year." "Okay. Fine." "Okay." "What you doin for lunch . . . ", etc. Too Much Brevity May Be Bad Now that isn't necessarily bad, Dr. Mead said. It is possible to strip communications too far. Too cryptic a message could lead to tension and a fear that the message has not been understood. And redundancy, she said, may be viewed as a safety factor, insuring that the speaker is understood. The same situation may be applied to different cultures, different nations, she said. Democrats Make Up 57 Pet. Of 194,804 Registered Voters Democrats make up 57 per cent of the 194,804 persons registered in Louisville and Jefferson County for the November 2 election. Final registration figures announced yesterday showed this breakdown of the total: Democrats, 110,724, with 84,-767 in the city and 25,957 in the county. Republicans, 62,089, with 45,-180 in the city and 16,909 in the county. Independents, 21,967, with 15,-713 in the city and 6,254 in the county. There were 22 persons in the city and two in the county who gave no party affiliation when they registered. 12,758 Purged City Registration Commissioner Edward M. Garvey, Jr., announced the Louisville totals yesterday after his staff completed the pre-election purge of registered voters. Garvey reported 12,758 had been purged, including 7,161 Democrats, 4,215 Republicans, 1,378 independents, three not stated, and one Prohibition Party member. Change of address accounted for most of the removal of names from the voting lists, although marriage, deaths, duplicate registration, and several other reasons caused some of the names to be stricken. 1,746 Suspended In addition, Garvey said 1,746 voters were suspended. They are ineligible to vote in the November 2 election because they have moved recently, but will be eligible to vote in later elections. These included 925 Democrats, 593 Republicans, and 228 independents. Earlier, the County Board of Registration and Purgation removed from its rolls 474 Democrats, 345 Republicans, 66 inde Open Monday! 'til 9 P.M. Park Free Any Vic's Lets Wise Is Ample a lot of talking All cultures pendents, and two who did not give their party. The County clerk's office reported yesterday it has issued about 1,000 absentee ballots for the election. Yesterday was the deadline for applications, but requests bearing an October 23 date that are still in the mails will be honored, said Chief Deputy Joseph Desmond. These should raise the total to between 1,050 and 1,100, he said. Only about 200 voted by absentee ballot last year. G. M. Show To Close Here After Today The General Motors Parade of Progress at Bowman Field will pull up stakes and head for Nashville after its final showing from 2 to 10 p.m. today. More than 43,000 persons have visited the scientific exhibition here since it opened Wednesday, the company said. This is the 67th city the show has visited since April, 1953. More than 3,500,000 persons have seen it. The exhibition, on the Dutchman's Lane side of the airport, features demonstrations of research and engineering wonders in a 1,250-seat tent and in a number of large vans. Scottish Rite Masons To Honor J. H. Cowles Kentucky Scottish Rite Masonry is honoring the late John Henry Cowles by giving this year's fall class his name. From that class of 32d-degree Masons will be chosen a permanent team to confer the 19th degree upon members. Also in honor of Cowles, the 19th degree will now be conferred in ritual rather than merely communicating the fact to the member. Cowles was the sovereign grand inspector general of Scottish Rite Masonry in Kentucky and a past sovereign grand commander of the supreme council in the southern jurisdiction. are comparable, she said, if we learn to evaluate them with all the sensory modalities at a human's disposal. And all are compatible, she suggested, if we communicate long enough and often enough and "learn to listen for the different ways that other people are as human as we are." Dr. Mead's discussion closed a two-day meeting at the Brown Hotel of the Institute on Culture and Communication sponsored by the University of Louisville Interdisciplinary Committee on Culture and Communication. TV Making Hostesses Anxious Other speakers yesterday were Reuel Denney, University of Chicago sociologist; Marshall Mc-Luhan, of the University of Toronto; Dr. John Broderius, chairman of the department of modern languages at the University of Louisville; Dr. Dorothy Lee, director of graduate studies at the Merrill-Palmer School, Detroit, and S. I. Hayakawa, of the University of Chicago. Denney suggested that television has given Americans ,a new awareness of sociability and has made them anxious over their own social shortcomings. There is a tendency, he said, for a hostess to be more concerned over whether her party is properly run than whether her guests had a good time. "But what good is sociability," he asked, "if you're not a little bit anxious about it?" Man Is Shot Four Times By Bartender A bartender at the Montgomery Cafe, 2833 S. Fourth, last night shot a man four times when he refused to leave the place, police reported. Garnett L. Harris, 39, of 410 Iowa, was admitted to General Hospital with bullet wounds in his chest, left shoulder, left arm, and left leg. His condition was listed as serious. The bartender, James B. Whit-taker, Jr., 25, of 3115 S. Third, was charged with malicious shooting. Arguing, Bartender Says Detective John Walker said Whittaker told him he ordered Harris to leave the cafe about 6 p.m. because Harris was arguing loudly with another customer. The detective said witnesses reported Harris replied: "If you want me ouf, you'll have to put me out." The officer said Whittaker told him he took a '.38-caliber revolver from a safe, fired one shot into the floor "to see if the gun was working," and then emptied the weapon at Harris. 31 Doctors Attend T. B. Conference At Lexington Thirty-one physicians from over the state attended a clinical-case conference on tuberculosis in Lexington yesterday. The conference, first of its kind, was sponsored by the Trudeau Society, the medical sec-toin of the Kentucky Tuberculosis Association. Case histories were presented for discussion by medical directors of three hospitals. They are Dr. Duane Jones, Tuberculosis Hospital at Ashland, Dr. Oren Beatty, Hazelwood Sanatorium here, and Dr. Joseph Newton, Veterans Administration Hospital at Outwood. $fylt W, ebony $1,09$ Style V, mah $1,24$ 400 Grand $2,095 Small Payment" 5 RESERVES your gift piono far Chrittmai delivery. Balance duo in monthly pmounti t tuit your budget after piaao 1 delivered.

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