Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 7, 1974 · Page 8
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July 7, 1974

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 8

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7, utting Paducah On Map '_ A lot of river towns have -done well. Cincinnati. Ltmis- [viile. Evansville on the Ohio. places like St. Louis over on 'the Mississippi, cities now full ;of people and plants and sin. but here's little Paducah. .Ky. sitting right where the Ohio and the Tennessee come together, not seeming to get anywhere. . Oh. it has some fine new stuff, like a city hall and a library that will knock your 'eyes out. so don't get the idea the place is rotting away. ! Still, in the population race, it leaned against the three"quarter pole while the others went by. "1 know why." Herbert .Wallerstein says. "But I'm not going to tell you." '. He worries aloud about it. even while keeping the key .reason to himself. ; "This is the center of the ·country." he says. "Look at these rivers. Why should St. Louis, right over there, be so !big and Paducah not?" · * · PADUCAH IS Wallerstein s Home Oil, Cos Fillup Plan Initiated ; Gov. Moore says the West Virginia Fuel and Energy Office has initiated a "Summer Fillup Program" for consumers of home heating oil and bottled gas. The office is encouraging residential consumers to have furnaces and heaters checked for maximum heating efficiency. The office advises residents to fill heating oil and bottled gas tanks during the next ; three months to ensure adequate supplies for the winter season. It also warns of a possible 'further increase in prices as the winter season approaches. Tom Fesperman world, he wouldn't live my- where else, and be has a million beautiful memories of the rivers and Owens Island where the rivers come together. Herbert's father came over from Germany to Paducah and opened a clothing store in 1868. and it's been there on Broadway all these 106 years. One of Herbert's boyhood chums was Irvin S. Cobb. who bought his first long pants at Wallerstein's and went off to New York to write his 70 books of funny stories, and another boyhood friend was. Alben Hartley. who grew up to be one of the most imposing vice presidents of the U.S. But Herbert stayed in the store, carrying on, but always having these big ideas for the town. ley. Ike rtfcrr*, liked tif Meat. a*tf 4 afctwt the*. But «C Computer Civet Les$on in Pay a* You Go ftevYOMtufi the taw* ****** ** wilt sec tt* vMMft. beta* alt the ft* Mi twtiex. mt he. are 4t*4 aai fwe. There's eertattly ·» sawr- Ufe of fish, he says. What there's a shortafe of today is M a MM* «f MM«*»b*» * t** c*ys «- l*i tnfGe tkkcto. Wfce» the MM «f Ike towr S* Ike Ml. he teiepboaei Ike PvtMf VMMM Bureau a*d "Tfcis ear is nfutcr«4 to my vile art s** h*s»'t hen k New V«fk City « five ymt, V* Ml fayMf up ·" mk. a* ** nte * IP» a « tt* SIM M* «· M*r*to.sE "He cafe* «e to jptocne. "»****· «ffi«al wpwl eri . "»« MM ·» he eirfra** fe wife w*k t* cn» «r- *«* »ri ** *t ftaly krofce *»«· art ***(* *e wat haviift M affair. " The mm fimie* tke tkWs »«*U he p*t HE STILL dreams. He sits in his store and has these visions of things that would put Paducah on the map. and he talks to people about the huge possibilities for the town in fully developing the rivers and the'TVA lakes. "I can't get anybody to listen. The first time I went to New York, somebody told me to go down to the Battery, to the Aquarium. See the fish. The turtles. So. I thought, with these rivers and lakes, what a fine thing it would be to have a big aquarium here, at least near here. "You'll find such places in California. Down in Florida. But out here in the middle of the country? We'd have the biggest attraction out here anybody ever saw." Herbert Wallerstein has been talking up this idea since 1956. Every year since, or every month, he brings it up to somebody. Eighteen years, he's talked it. He thinks that kind of idea could do it for Paducah, would be the town's making, after all these years, but nobody really listens. His old buddies, Cobb, Bark- V"£. 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