Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on June 2, 1960 · Page 12
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PAGE 12 T U C S O N D A I L Y CITIZEN THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 2, 19M) Bluegrass Capital's Growth Viewed As Mixed Blessing LEXINGTON. Ky.-t-TI-Le.xini:- to r capita! of the thoroughbred horse-breeding industry, has a unique problem involving its rapid expansion: Will trip growth and new superhighways ruin the fanied horse" farms enrirdmj; the, ; civ" 1 Founded on an apriculfura! and thoroughbred breeding economy. Lexington remained, until wcil after die rum of the century, a pleasant small town with largely southern traditions. Only SI) miles from Louisville. Keudcy's metropolis. i f tripri tfl keep aloof from the Sarprr city's "commercialization." p r * ferrinp to think of itself as a renter of gracious Jiving and culrure. FASTEST KODACHROME PROCESSING IN TUCSON MOVIES and SLIDES H O T O J f J V I C I 17 L PENNINGTON 4308 E. SPEEDWAY Contrasting p h o t o g r aphs of downtown Lexington taken in 1915 with those of today reveal few changes, except that the streetcar tracks havp been paved over. There are R few new facades and somr older buildings have been razed for parking lots. Le.vingtonians have good reason lo take pride in their history. The ; town was the home of Henry Gay, famed 19th Century statesman; John C. Breckinrid'ge, vice president under Buchanan and later a Confederate general;' Gen. i John Hunt Morgan, famed Confederate cavairy hero, and Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of the !6th President. The homes of Morgan, Clay and Mrs. Lincoln still are standing, and those of Clay and Mor' gan are open to the public. Trie latter was purchased several years ago by the Blue Grass trust for Historic Preservation-when it was about to be demolished for a parking lot. The sprawling University of Kentucky, with an $11 million medical school taking shape on its southeastern boundary; Transylvania College, the oldest college west of the Allegheny Mountains; and the College of the Bible of the Christian -Church all are located here. Keeneland Race Course, a-beautifully landscaped oval often called the "Horseman'* Track," is only a few miles from the^ city limits. But the lovely horse farms, with their rolling bluegrass pastures bounded by white wooden fences, still are the area's top tourist atr tractions. M I R A C L E COOLER PADS75' TESTED AND PROVEN TO BE MORE ABSORBENT, TO PROVIDE BETTER WATER DISTRIBUTION, FREE AIR FLOW AND EASIER TO INSTALL. A SIZE FOR EVERY COOLER TUCSON'S LARGEST STOCK OF COOLER SUPPLIES BELTS TUBING, copper, MOTORS AH ihei In rfock '/," to 1" l/*0h.h. up for all coolers. -to 3 h.p. OPEN EVENINGS SUN. FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE MAINTENANCE Manufacturer of end Exclusive Dteltr for MIRACLE COOLER MDS 1920 N. ORACLE ROAD DIAL MA 4-5541 I Until a decade ago there were I few industries, principally cigar| ette factories, tobacco warehouses : snd tobacco-processing plants, I concentrated largely at the western end of the city. It was, in short, an unusually wealthy, hut i typically large county seat town of about 50,000 population, i But in recent years, IBM, ; Square D, General Electric Co., ' Mengel Co, and other firms have been moving in--and most of them i have preferred the northern sec- i tor. where there is a heavy conj centration of horjs farms. i Lexington's annual manufactur- j ing payroll now is estimated at i $35 million, compared to an esti- ! mated $20 million brought in by =' the horse farms and firms cater| ing to them. ! New industry and the expanding i birth rate during the past decade j caused the population of the city j --excluding »its sprawling suburbs i --to climb to 70,000. | T w o horse farms -- Gainesway | and Green Hills-: have been sold j for subdivisions and shopping cen- j ters, and owners fear the same fate may be in store for other showplaces. The principal villain, 'from the j horse farm owner's point of xiew, j is the federal superhighways | program. Lexington will be at the crossroads of the proposed routes oMnterstate Highways 64 and 75. " The northern arc of the proposed four lane superhighways, with -their cloverleafs, would cut through the heart of the bluegrass horse .farm country- ' The horse farm owners and others trying to preserve the park-like beauty of the Wuegrass country have not taken the gradual encroachment of suburbia and superhighways with docility. Farm owners have formed a committee and circulated a petition asking the Kentucky Highway.. Department to hold the location of the interstate highways in abeyance. Others wishing to preserve the horse farms and open country surrounding the city suggest three possible methods: --Allow the Lexington Planning Commission to adopt a policy of keeping further urban development away from the farms. --Create a special agricultural district through legislative action. Such a district would be operated dimilar to those set up by local zoning ordinances, but would require approval of the Kentucky General Assembly to be modified. --Provide a tax incentive for agricultural use, with a special charge if the land is sold for development. Through utilization of all oj portions of these plans, there are hopes that Lexington will be able to retain its unique bluegrass atmosphere while undergoing mid- 20th Century growing pains. I Ike's Intended Gift To K Gathering Dust MOSCOW-4JV-A jet boat President Eisenhower intended to give Premier Niicita S. Khrushchev on the President's now canceled visit is gathering dust in the U.S. Embassy. .Embassy officials say they are awaiting instructions from Washington on what to do with it. AFCO SAVINGS MART OUR POLICY: If you can buy any item which we stock for less Elsewhere, we will cheerfully Refund Your Money, AFCO Guarantees you EVERY DAY Tucson's LOWEST FOOD PRICES Our Groceries Are Marked At Or BELOW Warehouse Cost, Only 10% Is Added At Cash Register MORRELL ALL-MEAT FRANKS 47 WORRELL, CHEF STYLE BONELESS MORRELL. YORKSHIRE THICK SLICED BACON 2 79 USDA GRADED T-Bone Steaks FWM TOILET i- TISSUE t **· DINNE-REDY TURKEY SLICES HAM SLICES or Just Heat ft Serve * B LADY'S CHOICE Apricot, Peach and Peach-Pineapple Preserves Men, Women ft Children THONG SLIPPERS TOYO CAPS CHILDREN'S RAYON, Sire 4-R PANTIES 5 89 SAVE AT AFCO TM wow w MAM FRIBIO OPEN THE PUiLIC MOUNTAIN AT MtUCE Yea. buy wi ttnpdtnct.., wt shop frlday 9 to 9 SPECIAL JUNE SELLING/ SAVE 20% ON OPEN STOCK - . 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