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The Courier-Journal from Louisville, Kentucky · Page 53

Louisville, Kentucky
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Sunday, March 29, 1959
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ivpvuvrry vvr t"f yr SECTION 4 PASSING SHOW THE COURIERJOURXAL, L0U1SVTLLE, SUNDAY J10RNLNC, MARCH 2 XH39 I t Vi 11 oil A Jonrnpy t. End v 111 The San Is Really SAN FRANCISCO, March 28. As it pulls away from the edge of Chinatown and Lun Hing's Supermarket, Upper Grant Street draws a deep breath and climbs the aide of Telegraph Hill. There, suddenly, it ends in Endsville. This is the home of the lirave beatnik, the original rookery of the. great unwashed of the 1950's, of the pale Charles AJdams girls in Mark, the bearded geniuses in imeakers. the liberated refugees from conformity and split-level houses. These are the century 'a new rebels clotted under the banner of the beat generation. What's it like, to drop in on Endsville, where they live, from Squaresville, where the rest of us live? It's like a walk on the wild side, a romp through a manic-depressive ward, a visit to a small planet where nothing is all, where silence is a language and gainful employment is a social disease. Our night out with the beats began at their Statehouse, which used to be called Herb's Delicatessen and now, after the disordered flippancy of its clients, is known as the Coexistence Bawl Shop. 'lie Square In a sweaty, smoky room, no bigger than most living rooms, we sat elbow to elbow, the faithful and the curious, hugging our espresso cups, nursing our beer. The Neighbors L A? "They'd rather walk. In the car outfits." THE SUNDAY CROSSWORD PUZZLE By JENNIE LEMMO ACROSS 33. Oblique 1. Tricky fellow 34. Kind of 7. Fool radio: 11. Barbarous 2 words 17. Compoiito 60. Medicinal picture plant 13. Region 61. Temple to 19. Jeiuit I till Athena 21. Military 63. City in French courier Morocco J2. Duclc 64. Depart: 23. Refinement 2 words 24. Drunk: 66. lend a fir Colloq, 67. Sports palace 53. Creator of 68. Card "Mr. Dooley" 69. Vermont 26. Evenlnji It. resort 27. Whilei lot. village 28. So muchi fr. 70. Bartender 29. Famed gadget topran 71. Death lucrei'O 73. Perennial 30. Act of plant derring-do 76. ammoniac 32. Celebrity 77, Recollection 33, Electrolyse 78. Frijole term 79. Moil, retort 33. A break In area: the dayi 2 wordt 2 wordt 83 Verdi' forto 37. Ptont of mint 84. HavlnB family removable 38. Hurt fatallyi pagen Colloq i 2 wordt 2 wordt 87 Hindu lody of 40. One: Ger. ronk 41. Salt! 89. Woman'l 42. 0,'rt,elm- rome inq lucrett e0. Libyan port 43. Hont ' Otherwise 45. Ameliorate 92. Enrly 44. Hair Hungarian preparation ling 50. Quantity 93. Hoosier jlaiei 51. College, Abbr. Cedar Rapidt, 94. Galileo't la, birthplac 32. Book by Adm. 93. Comeloid Byrd ruminant Antwer to la it Sundoy't Puzilo TIi:;T3i:TittjTit!t;nyHii:SiTi QlD'c f H .BjLiC P iJh' 1 1 I? JTil c f 0 vc'i't't 0 B I Ti!f'o rSS 4 llljr JX'J'JtlM' vO mZ'M ei L1T r ! - . 1 rfr -i iMttUKjauIfelS s s J? Jjaja-n ok nT 1 sVif e sJfTlIt' sroVNiwniijpTu pj(n 1 iNjBR T eJv8r!l'To EHPw j ' f tlJBj ot 6 n tV 1 41" iJH " ' 0' T ulTTTTtliMi sKSSll'SIl' itt.YM TWlsTLTtVAH nncfyWllpjot Francisco Beatnik Colony Out of This World, Man Visiting the rookery of the great umvashed is like a romp through a manic-depressive ward. In the dens of murky conversation, the beatniks talk or don't talk, and even the washroom art tends to be otherworldly. In spite of all their talk, a sculptor says, about 98 per cent of the habitues of the area do nothing creative. B SAUL PETT, Associated Press Writer sipping our wine at tiny tables set on sawdust. The walls held signs and handprinted notes heralding jazz sessions and poetry readings, a big Cub Scout pennant featuring the words, "Be Square," assorted posters and scrawled questions, commands and legends such as: "Juice From A Sun-Kissed Albatross." "Did You Dig Gig?" "Have You Seen The Castrated Angel?" "Head The Testament From The Underground." Across the room, a pimply cheeked novitiate, no more than 19, sat in a catatonic stupor, star-ing through heavy Peter Lorrt lenses at his coffee, completely oblivious to the people, the place, the century. Was he alive or was he dead? Academic question, A bearded Negro, wearing corn-colored hair, blue beret and red sandals, walked over. He extended three fingers of his right hand and moved them four inches laterally. The pimply boy nodded without looking up. The Negro sat down and together, like welded masks, they shared the delicious em- By George Clark nobody sew their new 97. Inn for 2. Shoktipear- 13. French 43. Odd jobi 58. Weathercock 79. Houte: Sp, Mohommtdan oan policeman Brit. jo $t0toi Fr. 80. Nlterf pilgrim. "merchant" U Obstruct 44. Empty 62. Dl.trict of 81. Burden. Obi. 99. Balkan: lineoln's 17, Hasten Perle declamation Buckingham- g2 jrpung.d 2word, Secretary of 43. Richard or thir.. Eng. 4. Contf0etuo 101. Noom Fr, 0 19. Summary 65. Indulgent tenant 102. Repeat 4. Bistro 20. Behav. 46. Accomplished e9. Young pollack: 85. Sluggih 103. Prisoner of 3' Sn'l 25. Obstinate: 7- Gnu 2 l4. City In New war Suff" Scot 0,iv 70. lacuna York 104. Expert: Slang 7. A planet 29. Calamity 48 Carmelite for 7. toying down gg. lo(u, 103.G.ecian 8. Peaceful 31. Prong example 72. Correct 90. j. counterpart 9. Intermed.ate 32. Achievement 49 ' qu'" . . 73. Tree Poitiert of Ceret 10. City north of 34 r 0 R. f 74. Man't 94. Indecorouily 106. Squirrel Houston policies: 50. Drudge biblical free monkey 11. Greek moon- 2 wordi 51. Engine valuo nam. 96. Goddest of 107. Zola novel goddest 36 Fireside R0m F' M'" W"vin9 u j. " . riresiae 34. Unblemished of India 97. Article 108. Hammed .tup 12. Prevent 37. By thi. t,m. 33. House on 76. Un.ndang.-.d 9S. Reminder 13. Star In 39. Advisory wheels 77. Violinist 100. Female DOWN constellation 41, Haruspex of 36. Affectionate Enko grouse 1. French poet- tyra oncient 57. Famed British 78. Treat with 102. Fish of carp dramatist 1 4. 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It had been a stimulating conver-sation. y At the next table, another adolescent with wild curly hair sat playing chess by himself. With one hand he moved the chess pieces, with the other, he beat time in the air, to the cool jazz of the jukebox, and made noises in his diaphram. To our left, a man and a woman. He had thick hair and a heavy red mustache and thick-tensed glasses and mournful eyes and generally looked like a Balkan spy who had just lost the blueprints. The woman wore Japanese straw slippers, tight black toreador pants and a dirty sweat shirt. Her blonde hair hung straight and stringy to her shoulders and her eyes looked glazed. To our right, a young man with distinguished blackheads and a mountain of hair and beard was explaining to a friend: "I've passed the beat stage. You're beat when you're at the bottom of your personality. Note 1 know what I want. I've o rea-son to lire, to go." "Are you writing?" Mural Explained "Not yet. But I'm finding the inner surrealistic meaning. I like it here. In St. Louis, people look at you funny. Here, there is no obligation to do anything or be anything." Behind us, a young painter wis explaining himself and hts mural on the opposite wall. The picture showed a clown and a woman on a park bench. "It's abstract realism," said the painter. "I painted the woman in yellow because women are cowards and conformists and I feel like a clown having anything to do with them but I couldn't help it. Anyway, that's why I painted her yellow." We looked again at the artist, but he wasn't smiling. We looked again at the woman in the mural. She was clearly painted blue, not yellow. "I've been arrested three or four times without cause," the artist was saying as we left. 'Are You A Beatnik?' Near the door, tourists were arriving. You could tell the i n- if .eltiOl (fill it si isfftsi ill, tourists by the outrageous similarity between their coats and pants. One leaned over to a young man in a trench coat seated at a table. "Are you a beatnik?" asked the visitor. "Hell, no! I'm here like you, just looking." Outside, we walked up Grant Street, past an art gallery called "The Scene." The piece de resistance in the window was three rusty shovels real shovels with eyes drawn in chalk. The shovels were stuck in a bed of rotted boards and rusty nails. The title: "En Famile," which may or may not reflect the beatniks' scorn of family togetherness. We stopped at another bar called The Anxious Asp. It had sawdust on the floor, nonobjec-tive pictures for sale on the walls and candles on the tiny tables. Business was slack. A man in a thin, ethereal mustache and a fore and aft Sherlock Holmes hat fluttered in, whispered excitedly to the bartender and fluttered out. Papered With Kinsey The washroom of The Anxious Asp had an interesting decor. All the walls were papered with pages from the Kinsey Report on the sexual behavior of the human female. We had more espresso at our next stop, The Coffee Gallery, which is two stores with the connecting wail knocked out. On the bar side, the place had the look of a club, with a bulletin board advertising jazz concerts, art shows, poetry readings and the sale of a second-hand motor scooter and gramaphone. Pinned to one corner of the bulletin board were letters for habitues. Instead of the usual banal-obscenities, the men's room of The Gallery contained so eh homilies as: "Sex Is Holy, Sex Is Wild." "All Is Nothing, Noth-ing Is AH." "Free Ezra Pound." "Irony In Bars Does Not A Person Make." Outside, in the main room, sipping their espresso or beer, there were the pale-faced women in traditional black, men in open shirts, yachting caps, leather chauffeur's caps, sandals, tennis shoes. Near the booming jukebox, two bearded men shuffled in a slow rhythm, in barely perceptible movement. Many Art Imitators We talked with Bsniamino Bufano, a sculptor of genuine reputation and no beatnik. A gentle, quiet man in his BO's, Bufano estimated that only about 2 per cent of the beatniks in the area actually write, paint or do anything creative. "Many are just imitators, but there are some who work hard, as I do, 15 hours a day. But let me say this for the beatnik. He is just a man who refused to comply with normal thinking. In that way, Einstein was a beatnik. So was Gandhi." Suddenly Padrie Sumni O'Sullivan appeared before us in high boots, handsome beard and plumed hat. He talked a purple streak. "These beatniks have no gods. Ai W lt ti4 m A. ft iwti.Jli itli iB iifl A 4X' I ? f V. j, ' , ;:-' -''' v y-'P'w) , M I L n v? a Padric Seanuis O'Sullivan, who rails himself 'tlio last of the romantic poets," sits at a table in the Coffee Caller', but insists he is no beatnik. Their gods are old Christmas Bury suddenly interrupted trees rotting in a vacant lot in himself to introduce a murky-July. looking bar girl: "This is . Isn't she "Me? I'm the last of the great ioveiy? she' an artist. She's a romantic poets. And let me tell charming young mother. She's you, the country is in a helluva 17 Aren't we all mothers, in a fix when a cop can come up to jense'" a great poet and ask, 'Where ' do you work?' Imagine, where All for $ll.oU do I work, the last of the great In a chaijr tilted against the romantic poets'. waIli a Negro with a porkpie hat Tourists Congealed and demure Van Dyke was draw- , , ing, He drew a triangle. Then Meanwhile, back at the old ie inserted an eye. Then he bagel shop, tho pimply boy was ad(jed a heart pierced by an still staring at his coffee and arrow-. getting no answers. The tourists on the way out, we overheard had congealed at one table and young men discussing a trip were singing "Happy Birthday." t0 Mexico. One insisted he did At the next table, a bloodless jt oa $u 50, hitchhiking and girl in black looked as if she Uvjng on diet of cabbage. In might get sick. an opposite corner, this dialogue: Peter Bury, the bearded co- -what ix your philosophy, ' owner of the Coexistence Bagel nan?" Shop, told us: . . . . . "I'm a machine until I'm 21. "TrouDier ine only trouble fnen in be free." we have here is with the tourist mentality. The tourist is a man "You mean your father Is pay-who thinks if he's away from his ing the bills." natural habitat, it's okay to act "Yeah, man, but soon I'll be like a complete ass. So he free." makes cracks about relaxed kids Outside, the clear night air with beards." felt good. Square but good. The Jesus said, "Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: yet I say unto you that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these." Ea?ter is very much tied in with lilies, and little girls in bright new bonnets, church-going, and the "Easter Parade" on the Fifth Avenues and Main Streets of our nation. Yes, it's the day of the Easter Rabbit, too, and Easter Egg Hunts, and other pleasant amenities all of them symbolic of Spring, the renewal of life and the rebirth of the year. But, most important of all, and in a natural as well as a religious sense, it is the Day of Resurrection. Dead winter has been buried, a new cycle of life begins. Easter is indeed a new beginning, the fulfillment of faith and of things hoped for. MIMIII MBIIAl IDHVI tYITIM AND MDHAl DIPOIII INSURANCI CORPORATION nr A A ri " r -ifi si iff iA ' Ask ANDY ITonl to aih a attention and mayb AnocUted Prut Nwfeturei Phot 4 . ' f "' ?.evvu ', 7 if (';' -' meaoiiii' AufTii i iri A s A " i f -i Ttlf I Went to oik a qutntion and Ml entjtloptitia or atlaif Mail it to ASK ANDY, Th Courier-Journal, Lonitrillt 2, Kj, Civ your nam, a$ and atlilren. Question Do ants bones? Atswer: By bones, we mean the hard skeltons within our bodies. Since all the higher animals also have bones, we find it hard to imagine how a creature can manage without them. Nevertheless, the insects and countless other small forms of life have no bones, no internal skeletons. Ants have no bones, since they are insect ASK ANDY appears daily 'on flowers are round and greenish The Courier-Journal Comic Page, brown in color. In time, of 1 course, the flowers fade to de- Internal bones provide our velop into fruit, bodies with support. Without The fruit forms in double them we would be a mass of W1 lon2 either j1?9 jelly unable to move. The ant's lem- Each is encased in a twe-body is provided with external, Par helL, Inslda j th? "u or outside support. All insects PaI green kernel. Ln- are clothed in tough casing. It der P"Per conditions, these may be thick leathery skin or n"1' wdl grow into new plstachia a hard brittlo material like trees. .... beetle wings called chitin. The w io 0 " many P1"1 joints are rings of elastic hide around. They are not as at which points the insect can common as the familiar walnuts bend its body as we bend a knee cashews, almonds and brazil nr n ihnw Th inint. ra nuts. We meet the pistachio worked by muscles fixed onto the inside of the casing. Andy itndi nahjro ottos of America la Jamti Fotdi, 11, Atlanta, for hi quition ebovo, Q. Is the sun the largest of all stars? A. Seen from the earth, our glorious sun looks so large that no star can compare with it But that is because we are only some 93,000,000 miles away from it. All the stars are light years away, and a light year is equal to 'B'J AJKltb JCOia roughly six million million miles. ru JiKV i There are billions of them, and Andy's young friends are certain- they are all part of the vast star giving a warm, friendly greet, system called the Galaxy. " to Alaska. For they are curl- The sun is but one star ous bout everything in the new among this vast host. They , . . . . come in various colors and northernmost point of various sizes. And Old Sol rates Alaska is Point Barrow. It is a as a medium star in every re-jPu0? Feakl X?1101'!11,?9 spect There are smaU white Mch Juts out into the chilly stars which are not much big. Arctic Ocean. Threa.whalo nb ger than the earth. And 11 w'lK5 i Uw ground to sun were hollow, more than a. maxk the spot which ij, of courso, million earth-sized planeti could northernmost point of eon. rattle around in it. There are Amenc. This tundrt. countless stars of more or less area may be b eak and cold but it the same size as our sun. And there are many stars much bigger than Old Sol. These are called the red giants and super-giants. One of these monsters could swallow up the sun to- fl t Sr f 4 f So long as we, as individuals and as a nation, shall celebrate Easter and the other great spiritual festivals of the year and understand their inner significance, so long will we be individually strong and collectively great. That Easter may reward your faith' and replenish" your spirit is the sincere wish of this ban!c,"WHicK as a Louisville institution has witnessed 05 celebrations of this great Day, rg-- MBgt ;J4tAtL mmmgAijJb eV mayb win have gether with half our Solar System. Andy indi a world alia Oof! Bigiby, II, Victoria, Irlllih Columbia, for htr qutilion obovo. Q. Where do pistachio nuts grow? A. The pistachio tree grows E t d f gouthern Europ8. In certain places in the Middle It is a smallish tree bearing leaves, each of which is formed from three to five leaflets. Its most frequently as a flavoring. It has a delicate flavor all its own, and its color is a lovely pale green. Andy endi a noturo etlai of Amtrica to Patiy Rapaloo, 12, Powhatan, Va., for htr quostion above. Q, What is tho northernmost point of Alaska? A. Andy says there is no better way to welcome our new state than to ask polite questions about it. Usually, the more you : , . v now aD0,u? eimng. Der lls rewaras. nm so long ago. Navy surveyors discovered petroleum gas and coal there. Andy lands a world ot(a to Brla Hand i, 10, toi Angelei, for hit qutt tion abovo. i V4. simtf jirw. ii k mi tfciieHlbLee.,iMea av j,, Af. 1 1 in.i-v " 1

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