The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 18, 1968 · Page 5
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TwtNt«-Blythevllle '(Ark.)-Courier News - Monday, March tt, Europe Digs Rapid Transit IK By TOM A. CULLEN European Staff Correspondent PARIS ~ (NBA) - Americans are not the only ones with traffic problems. Almost every major European city is suffering from thrombosis and most long tour of European cities. |ly enormously expensive, but it Rotterdam has just opened a $66 disrupts existing sewers, gas, million underground line while,electric and water mams, as in Munich and Milan new subways arc under construction. Paris is working on a new subway express line, while in have taken drastic steps to ease | London the $156 million Viclor- thei congestion. jia Line, which will link railway IBuilding new, costly subway slalions at opposite ends of the systems is the most popular cily, is nearing completion, solution, 1 find after a month- j Subway construction is not on- 1N PARIS, the best way to cross a street is often to climb acbss the roofs of parked cars. Congestion Is a serious problem here and in most other major cities ol Europe as well. most of these cities have discovered. In Milan the digging has been slowed up by discovery of uncharted historic ruins beneath the surface. While digging Milan's first subway line, which was completed in November, 1964, workmen discovered, among other things, the foundations of an early Christian church and a Roman triumphal arch. Additional millions are being spent in Europe on freeways whose advantage is soon dissipated by the increase of cars on the road. Once arrived at their destination, these cars have taken to climbing the sidewalks in tlieir search for parking space. In order to cope with its traffic headaches, Paris is planning a radical face - lift. After 900 years in the same spot Les Halles, the central food markets of Paris, are to be moved to the suburb of Rungis, near Oly, by the end of the year. The transfer should ease congestion in central Paris caused by trucks delivering their provisions. Paris traffic problems are enormously complicated by the frequent "quickie" strikes of public transport workers, and subway trains to a standstill. Munich, too, plans a drastic facial revamp. As host to the 1972 Olympics, Munich has already started building with an eye to the influx of tourists and its schemes include a series of circular roads that will keep vehicular traffic out of the city center. Paradoxically, cities like Rotterdam and Cologne, destroyed by bombs during the war, are better off as far as traffic planning are concerned. Both have traffic - free shopping centers from which all vehicles are TOWERING 34 feet over a small park in Norrkoping, Sweden, the Prism a, world's biggest glass sculpture, is made of 3,500 panes of window glass glued lo : gether to form a 33-ton obelisk. Artist Vicke Lindstrand created the $35,000 sculpture on commission from the city of Norrkop- ing. The process turned plain glass into a giant prism that absorbs, refracts and changes light from all directions, dissolving it into all the colors of the spectrum. Cameras Stolen SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Ken Stenquist arrived to open his camera store Friday and found the plate glass leaning against the building. Police said that during the night thieves had unscrewed chrome strips holding the window in place and made off with about $1,000 worth of cameras—nine in all- ranging in value from $5 to $500. Maj. John Wesley Powell made history as the first explorer to brave the mysteries and rapids of the Colorado. The veteran of the Civil War ran-the wild river with only one arm, .since he had lost tht other ; at ShiJoh. aiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiira^ (Youth Beat; |fHE NATIONAL REPORT ON WHAT'S HAPPENIN( § "Head Shops" Mushroom: Hippie commerce hits new high. f Hundreds of psychedelic shops are springing up now that the | jj straight world is demanding to know more about flower pow- ~~ g er. Some are run by commerce-minded hippies. Others by m entrepreneurs who find it a cinch to pose as acid heads, pot 8 heads and/or meditators. Most shops are turning to straight B "staples" to pay the rent, clothing and furniture. Post- srs, buttons and exotic psy- chedelia are big as mail _ order offers in underground f newspapers. All get the careful surveillance of the law. Sell acid or pot? Say the owners, "Why should we get busted when business is so good?" CENSORSHIP SENSE: "Juvenile only bans" are under court fire. Separate cases in New York and Texas test the statutes specifically involving both print and film. Film industry via Louis Nizer says ban is "vague, impractical and absurd." Also points out that many of the films being banned are scheduled for television appearances. Strange acceptance of wrong, wrong lo make a right. Where, oh where, is Jack Valenli during this scene? The film industry actually employs women al the local P.T.A. level to serve as "decency" ad- advisers to school groups. One of the most powerful lobbying in all of industry. NEW BLINK BLINK BLINK: Teens have grip on latest grabber—"lower falsies." (Lower false eyelashes are taking off!) Up till now the false eyelash business has been all "upper case." Major cosmetic distributor lias come up with "lower lashes." They have taken off "up, up and away." Drugstores and variety stores selling 85-90 per cent to teens. An extension of eyeliner and mascara led emphasis on in-_ triguing eyes. Believe it,| lips will remain pastel or| neutral. Hair and eyes will! be attention - grabbers —§ along with mini-ideas. j Rcnta-Plot: Forest Lawn| Special: Motorcycle acci-| dents a major teen problem. § Figures indicate that 70 per| cent of 1,500 motorcyclists 9 killed last year were riding 1 rented or borrowed bikes.g One-fourth of all accidents! occur on cyclist's first ride.f Courses in motorcycle safety now being planned across the a country. Interesting fact: Motorcycles to be provided by 1 Motorcycle Safety Council al $5 for those under 18 and $10 I for those over 18. Someone should read their own statistics 1 ! I UNSEEN, UNHEARD, UNFORGIVEN: Rejected by state | legislature, initiative now being launched in California to put "vote at 18" on the ballot in November, 1968. About 520,000 adult signatures needed. If 18 were to become countrywide minimum now, eight million new noses could be counted. Why should any adult be scornful or suspicious? Records show only 70 per cent of eligible adults turn out for presidential elections. Would eight million new voters juve- nale the voting scene -and the electorate? Good luck, California. We hope the initiative makes the ballot—and wins. BIG MONEY BOYS: Beach Boys garner $60,000 for recent five-performance tour—not bad I Ego Thing: People in the business Insist that the Jefferson Airplane consists of six of the most uncooperative, egocentric artists in town. The scxtuplet rarely bothers to defend itself. Spencer of the group even holds the opinion that the group should settle for only cover stories in national magazines. How long can they get away with it? -By Robert MacLeod Editor,' Teen Magazine. mi««iii*«imriiffl!»iiiM mimed. In Rome, where 100,000 new cars are registered every year, similar scheme to ; keep ve< licles out of the civic center during peak hours met with ailure, due to the scarcity of wlice to enforce it. As for the future, France is jinning its hopes on the aero- rain, which glides on a cushion of air at speeds up to 250 miles jcr hour, as the ideal form of >ublic transport. The first aerotrain line, running above rooftop level on a single concrete track, will link Paris to Orleans and be in operation by the early 1970s. Other European cities are im- tating the mole and burrowing deep underground to build jieir subway systems. But whether they soar above or x>i'e below the surface, city- dwellers must daily face the noise, exhaust fumes and general frustration caused by the cars in their midst. The jroblem will be with them for many decades to come. UNICEF MILK PLANT CHANDIGARH, India (AP) A United Nations group has supplied all necessary imported equipment for a milk plant in Punjab state. The United Nation's Children's Fund (UNICEF) assisted in building the: plant, with a capacity of 16,480 gallons of milk per day. NEW YORK (AP) — Thei class in double-talk will please come to order. As you will remember, students, double-talk represents the final evolution of language in one of its chief functions-the avoidance of meaning. All successful civilizations are built on double-talk, which is the art of saying one thing while thinking the opposite. Only in savage or barbarian societies do people frankly say what they mean or mean what they say. Here, for class study, are a' few typical examples of modern double-talk-followed by their actual meaning. "If ever I can be of any possible assistance to-you—." Don't call me; I'll call you. "The beef stew here is said to be the best in town. Shall we try it together?" If I could afford steak, I'd tell you to order steak. "This is one of the cosiest apartments in the building. We call it the .Junior Executive Suite." It has'a pull-out bed under the refrigerator. "If you don't mind my saying so, professor, I thought that was the most interesting lecture you've given all this semester." If I flunk your course, Mr. Lamebrain, my sorority will never initiate me. "I wouldn't marry him if he were the last man on earth." He's already got a wile anyway. Step Out In Style This Spring! In Praise Of A Timely® Sportcoat With A Plateau 8 Pedigree. Here is a sportcoat whose credentials include fashion correctness from collar to coattail, and the test fabric this side of the Atlantic. But then, that fabric is woven exclusively for Timely by Pacific Mills, with lightweight comfort held most important. And what Timely does with a needle wakes the Plateau Sportcbat even more desirable. '•":".'" From a collection from $60. Tinwly Slacks from $2150 Regulars, Shorts & Longs. R. D. HUGHES CO, Fin* Apparal For Men and Boy* Mason Day If it is of -any encpuragagfr ment to you, I don't mind letting you know right now that I have mentioned you 'hi my will." I had to leave my debts-to some body. "Haven't you 'been losing a little weight lately,. George?" Boy, this guy is really putting it on. He must eat with a shovel. "I was just passing through town and thought I'd surprise you with a call." Every other girl I phoned either didn't answer or already had a date. "It's such a nice night out, Millicent, it. might be more pleasurable if • we walked." If this dame thinks I'm going to spend the rest of my life renting taxicabs for her, she's out of her mind. "I love* to dance with you, Walter, you're so light on your feet." But so heavy on mine! "It is always heart-warming to hear from a constituent." Anybody who doesn't have anything better to do than write dopey letters ,to. his congressman is sure leading a misspent life. "You are-one-of those lucky people whose face : is their fortune." Or, in your-case, a disaster area. 'Now don'twait for a specific invitation. Phone me anytime." But when you try to, Buster, you'll find. I have..an unlisted number. 'When all is said and done, Jim, there's no friends like old friends." Maybe if I ask him for a 10, he'll lend me a five. NewsBri SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) -A wart oh the tip of a monkey's nose led to larceny charges against three men here. The prosecutor said the three tried to sell a stolen rhesus monkey to a pet shop. The charges were filed after-the owner identified the monkey by the wart. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) —The public address system at Robbinsdale High .School told, in nonchalant tones, of affluent suburbia. A car in the pupil's parking lot had its'lights on, the school office announced. The vehicle was described as a white 1963 Cadillac. ' COLORADO' SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) —The Air- Force has learned how to burn its classified documents without polluting the air—much to the satis- faction of tht El Paso County Health department. There wer* complaints the Air Force was violating an antiair pollution: ordinance when it burned secret files, and ether documents at the AerospactDe. fense Command . headquarter* here. A health officer said his investigation showed a gas furnace was being overloaded with/classified material. "Now that .the) personnel know how to use the equipment, we aren't getting any complaints," he said. FOR MISNAMED BATTLE BOSTON (AP) — The Bunker Hill Monument, a granite shaft about 220 feet high, stands on Breed's Hill in Charlestown. It was erected between 1825 and 1842 and has a small museum of portraits, statues and engravings of American and British soldiers who fought in the Battle of Bunker Hill. Farm Bureau Members 7; : to jo/it Blue Cross - Blue Shield during once-in-o-L/fetime Special Opening call , .'...... - or visit • -.-,.- .-.. MISSISSIPPI COUNTY FARM BUREAU PO 3-7822 - ARKANSAS BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD INCORPORATED THAT'S WHAT YOU WANT, ISN'T IT? Anyone can promise you more. But delivery is what counts. And Blue Cross-Blue Shield delivers more. More-protection. More benefits. More service. . . • WORE PROTECTION. 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