The Brownsville Herald from Brownsville, Texas on December 31, 1972 · Page 40
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The Brownsville Herald from Brownsville, Texas · Page 40

Brownsville, Texas
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Sunday, December 31, 1972
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ROOF WALKER How to hoof it on tha roof E*ar triad to adjust a TV antenna on a steeply ridged roof? Then you know that adjusting your feet to walk on the angled tiles or shingles isn't easy-especially if the roof is wet and slippery. It isn't easy on the roof cither-shingles are easily damaged. But don't despair, roof walkers. A builder in Wales who was faced with clambering around on roofs every day came to grips with slips by inventing "roof 'shoes," three- foot-long adjustable foot platforms with foam-rubber soles. Now he and his workmen take their ups and..downs, in stride, and the roofs are none the worse for the walking. A now tow in vandaltMii: since the day Yellowstone National Park's Three Senses Nature Trail opened last July it's bean highly popular with blind visitors, who hold on to guide ropes to enjoy the sounds and smells of bubbling sulfur pools, geysers and forest pines as they comfortably navigate the eighth-of-a-mile pathway. The experience is so pleasant that park rangers find many non-handicapped visitors taking to the trail, eyes closed. But some strange folk, it seems, are finding it fun to cut the guide ropes and punch holes in the Braule information signs posted along the way, undetected by . their sightless companions. It nukes you wonder, doesn't it? Wlwt flnv LlM Kirk, injured sovonly in a car accident four years ago, recalls: "When I first left the hospital I stayed in a city apartment, and I was only a dollar sign to people--I was totally unimportant to them, later, when I was recuperating at our home in Malibu, Calf., everyone -even the girl in the dress shop-would call or drop in to see how I was. Even though they didn't know me, they were concerned about me. How much we ordinarily take for granted: caring, and really caring, a smile, feeling good. It's amazing how much you learn after a bad accident. You're more able to see what's really important, you cm 'separate the men from the boys."" Now Lisa's back singing again-with a new outlook on life. DATES: Happy New Year! ANNIVERSARIES: Dr. Christiua Barnard performed the first successful heart transplant five years ago TMB day. Alaska became the 49th state 13 years ago WadMaftlap. BIRTHDAYS (All Capricoms): Mo*. tfay-Xavier Cugat 73; Barry GoH- water 64; ]. D. Salinger 54. TKsMdBp- Julius LaBosa 43; Roger Miller 37. Widnndiy Bobby HuU 34; Ray MIL land 65; Betty Furnett 57; Victor Borge 64. Thtsfodaj-Flovd Pattern. 38; Jayne Wvrnan 59; Dyan Caonon 34. Saturday-Loretta Young S», Danuy Thomas 59; Joey Adam»«2. BMTHDAY MOPU: Loratta Young · Quips Quotes ARMOUR'S ARMOURY I By Richard Armour MEALTIME Well named i breakfast, I would say, The meal with which I start the day. The "break" part it, 1 think, well spoken, For I begin the day all broken, Aorf only when if s almost ended Do I feel very nearly mended. The second part, the "fait," it fine, Describing breakfasts inch as mine. A meal it always seem my fate To eat when I'm a little Ute, And since it's not the meal that's vastest, ' It's what I find I eat the fastest. Betty Crocker a a flour child. -Herm Albright THROUGH A CHILD'S EYES Kids M* III* (Jitfsnmtly. Sand original contributions to "Child." Family WmHy, 641 Lexington Aw., N.Y.. N.Y. 10022. SlOJUiaad--none ratunwd. Speaking of the "generation gap": My 13-year-old son was reading in the FAMILY WEEKLY birthday section the names of various celebrities who were soon to celebrate a birthday. He turned to his 14-year-old sister and said, "Do you know Gene Autryr"' She answered. "Yes." "Well, anyway," he said, "shell be 65 on Friday." -Mr, Verne Mae Looell Cleveland, Ga. JULIET LOWELL'S CELEBRITY LETTERS Jutist Low.ll, author of the ilMim* bait- wltor "Dear Sir," coUtm* unlntantian- ally humorous Mtsra to and from fwopto In all wares of Hfs. MBS Elizabeth Taylor Hollywood, California Brilliant Miss Taylor: You are so splen- · did, so lovely, so pretty, so inviting,! so enchanting, that I I dank I would be mad if! could real-! i» my iflusioM of I getting in touch with you. precious female angel. You look so pretty and inviting mat ahrays I see your enchanting figure I always get ei- otodl I am at present interested · the sugar business, and I a., m urgent need of a couple of thousand dollars for to satisfactory develop- mant I would ooaaUst myself glorified if rn favorad BM wU yov When it comes to the award for the Moit- yank Gamed, in my neighborhood it tcfuld go to crabgrais. --Robert Orhen Trusting to recetre the ram of your load news, I am, spbndid Mta Tayfcr, Younraithrnly admirer. -A.Vd *i. ttn ··

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