El Paso Times from El Paso, Texas on August 21, 1960 · 35
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El Paso Times from El Paso, Texas · 35

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1 iaaday. Aagnt 21, I960 Dial KE 21661 THE EL PASO TIMES El Paso's HOME Newspaper Waat Ad Dept. KE 2-1971 City Of Paris: Beautiful, Sinful, Shocking, Intellectual, Old, New (Paris is beautiful, shock ing, awful, intellectual, old end ever new. It's full of contrasts, crowded with ideas, Jammed with activity. It's a place, says Associated Press Writer George McArthur iif this fourth story in a series on great cities of the world, where living mean far more than simply breathing in and out.) By GEORGE McARTHUR Parte. (AP) Lflce love. Pari Is a disease that defies any treat ment out more of the same. It normally enters through the eyes and ultimately has all the senses in such a feverish state they never return to normal-whatever normal is in other less lavored cities Paris has been called the city of light, the city of lovers, the city of poets, the city of artists and much more. It is all of these and more to boot It's a feeling, the electric sensa tion of 3 million people determined to take off in different directions and damn the torpedoes. Historians note that the population began to get out of hand in almost every conceivable way oine 500 years ago. Every true Parisian is hotly engaged in perpetuating this condition. Life in Paris is an unending akirmish with your fellow man (or woman, if luck is with you). If you can't stand the gaff, don't come. If you can't take it, leave. But if you stick around, you'll know you've been living, not just breathing in and out. In Paris, . you don't order a meal, hire a taxi, pay a bill, buy a ham, phono the police. You negotiate. You discuss it You talk it over. You don't drive in Paris. You hoist your battle flags and charge. You don't go out to dinner in Paris. You eat There are 5,000 restaurants in the city give or take and healthy men break down when they nave to pick one and pass up the other 4,999, until tomorrow. n w "V-r "7 t jS vBac ' I PARIS IN THE SPRING you stood in the tower of the Cathedral of Notre Dame, this is the panorama Paris would spread before you. Looking up the River Seine, the Left Bank, famed center of artistic and student life, is on the right. In left background is the spidery framework of the Eiffel Tower. some 1.500 less regal heads fol lowed his. The Concorde acquired such a reputation for rioting that French governments are fearful of it. even today. , Students from the world over have charged across its cobblestones even the late John Foster Dulles admitted h had done so himself as a youth, though he couldn't remember for what cause. HOUSES LACK COMFORTS You don't ask a girl for a date in Paris. You make a rendezvous. Voila . . . roll that word around and think of the limitless possibilities it brings to mind. So more than half the houses vera built more than a century ago and lack the modern comforts, so the walls are grey and the weather isn't what it should be. So the prices are high. Who cares? Youngsters and oldsters with Ideas still flock to the town where an art show can cause a riot but a man with two heads could hardly draw a crowd. London, Rome, New York, Berlin all think they are sophisticated. It may be, but why do their inhabitants flock to Paris every summer and gawk when they see a simple little sight? A sight like Napoleon's majestic Are De Triomphe glittering in golden spotlights ... or the vast Place De La Concorde with its fountains dancing by gaslight . . . or the gigantic bedlam of the "Les Halles" marketplace, the "Belly of Paris." Paris has the sweep of modern ELttory in the meanest narrow street. No great event of modern times has escaped her influence. Lenin studied here. So did Ho Chi Minh, who washed dishes to pay his way. The Suez and Panama Canals were conceived here. The atomic age was nurtured, if not born, in the brain of Eve Curie. The infant United States benefitted from the advice of its then ambassador to Paris, Benjamin Franklin, still! CLIP JOINTS This is the intoxicating back ground that makes Paris what she is a 2,000-year-old courtesan who has never grown old because she awakens to new possibilities every day. This isn't the Paris of the tourist No two-week visitor ever caught more than a whiff of the city. Two weeks can be mon strous fun ... or even a complete bust as often happens. But it's not Paris. The clip joints on Rue Pigalle and the garish hang outs along the Champs Elysees are hardly different from clip joints on New Orlean's Bourbon Street or in London's Soho or Off the Tokyo Ginza. But if that's what you want Paris offers a dazzling display. It may be true that most of the leggy girls come from Scand-.na- centuries-old walls of the He St. Louis in the middle of town. The meanest garrets can be found on the top floors of new buildings overlooking the Bois De Bou logne. The mixture makes life diffi cult for the politician. A district mat should vote left turns up with a rightist majority, and vice versa. That's the way Pari sians like it They don't even have a mayor. They have 20 district mayors who elect a chairman." An official guide book spells it out simply: "Parisians laugh at rules." Civil War Battle Recalled Washington. Approach of the Civil War Centennial is bringing legions of visitors to Lookout Mountain, Tenn., where the North and South fought the "Battle Above the Clouds." Cannons stand in position on the sheer escarpment The long- silent guns point over a pastoral valley of the Tennessee River, the sprawling, vigorous city of via and the bosomy ones from!chattanoo8a. and other battle-Germany, but that too, is part of,field that witnessed some of the tusuiesi engagements or ine war. To the east are rolling green hills that rise gradually into the Great Smokies, the National Geographic Society says, The top of Lookout Mountain is so heavily settled now that few home sites are available. Students and working folk com mute to Chattanooga on a breath taking conveyance the famed Incline Railway whose cable crs glide up and down the 2,146-foot mountain at grades seemingly perpendicular. Paris. She's a heady mixture of peo ple from everywhere. The nice, and the not so nice. If you want to be shocked, she can shock you. Try the Rue Sabastapo", the last stop before oblivion for the ladies of the night or the far reaches of Montmartre where twisted men and women flaunt Itheir afflictions. It's all Paris, even the drunk en ctochards, the bums, stum bling for a night's rest beneath the bridges over the Seine. Despite the sin, there are few cities in the world where philosophy and religion are so fiercely discussed. Ideas roam the streets as people do elsewhere. If Sartre is the rage today and he is no more), another wiM take his place tomorrow. RUBBING ELBOWS The new philosopher may be your neighbor, sipping coffee at a cafe. Where else could you eat in Straddles Three States Only the prow of Lookout Mountain juts northward into Tennessee The long mountain extends 75 miles from Gadsden, Ala., across the northwest corner of Georgia to the Moccasin Bend of the Ten nessee River. Centuries before Union soldiers and Confederates fought in foe and rain on its wooded, craggy flanks. Lookout Mountain knew the tread of human feet The Great War Path of the Cherokees snaked across the mountain. The Indians hunted game in its hardwood forests and found shelter in its caves. With its high vantage points, Lookout was destined to star in the Civil War struggle for Chattanooga: The city was not only situated at a gap in mountains through which flows the navigable Tennessee River; railroad lines radiated to Nashville, Memphis, Atlanta, and Richmond. In the summer and early fall of 1863, the Southern Army of Tennessee was maneuvered out of Chattanooga and Central Ten nessee by the Union Array of the Cumberland. On Sept 19 and 20, the Confederates recouped in a bloody victory at near-by Chick-amauga Creek, Ga. The Blues limped back into Chattanooga. The Grays occupied Lookout and an opposing eminence. Missionary Ridge. Cut off from supplies, the Northerners grew gaunt from hunger. Then reinforcements came through, and Gen. Ulysses Grant arrived to take charge. Blues Scaled Lookout The Battle of Chattanooga raged for1 three days, Nov. 23-25. On the murky morning of the 24th, 2,300 Union soldiers, each equipped with a day's rations and 100, rounds of ammunition, climbed up Lookout's sides over boulders. fallen trees, and ravines to dis-lodge the Confederates, this preparatory engagement led to a Union triumph on Missionary Ridge another costly struggle that severely undermined South ern morale and gave the North a gateway through mountains to the dying heart of the Confederacy. Of the day on Lookout, Gen. J. A. Williamson of Iowa later said: "My command finally reached ... the top of the mountain in its front At that point what has been said in history and in song about fighting above the clouds became a literal and real fact" Lookout has long been a magnet for sight-seers. Andrew Jackson carved his name in a cave in 1833. After the Northern victory. Gen. Grant climbed the heights to have his photograph taken on Observation Point East German ! Soldiers Air Their Gripes Berlin. (AP) The soldiers of Communist East' Germany's People's Army" have a com plaint: They lack shoe polish and razor blades. And their barracks stores sel dom have buttons, thread and needles. The situation was revealed In letters from unnamed soldiers to the army newspaper "Die Volk-sarmee." As the armed services get high priority on allocation of consumer goods in the state planned economy, the soldiers' complaints demonstrated how badly the retail distribution system has broken down. If the elite soldiers are that badly off, the position of civilians must be much worse. A year ago the Communist planners instituted a campaign to get to the people "the 1,000 small things" needed in daily life. Judging from the gripes of sol diers, it hasn't been much of a success. They said that in the shops at the barracks operated by the state retail organization they couldn't get pencils, gym nastic 6hirts, shorts and shoes, thumbtacks, ball-point pen re fills, raincoats, camping stoves or fuel. Such military necessities as folding knives and forks, badges of rank and medals were also rarities in the Red equivalent of the post exchange. On the other hand, there were plenty of smart white handker chiefs for off-duty but the big colored ones good for a hearty trumpeting were missing. Perhaps the soldiers can hope to get the needed items in the future. Defense Minister Willi Staph has been taken away from stra tegic military problems and given the job of co-ordinating the carrying out of Communist Party decisions, especially in the economic field. That means that if the Central Committee decides the people shall have needles and thread, and buttons as well, Stoph has to follow through to see that they are not only made but delivered to where the customers need them. In East Germany that is not MENTALLY UNCONSCIOUS Mrs. llartha Taft, 30, looks tense in court in Pasadena, Calif., where a judge acquitted her on a charge of killing her husband with a hammer April 21. Her plea was innocent and innocent by reason of insanity. The judge acquitted her 6n hearing psychiatric report that she was "m entally ncon-scious" at time cf the killing. Her husband, William H. Taft, was a distant relative of President William Howard Taft. Woodrow Wilson was elected President ia 1912 with 82 per cent of the electoral vote but only 42 per cent of the popular cote. as simple a task as it sounds. That's why a big-shot party man with the rank of deputy pre mier has been chosen to do it BEAUTIFUL GIFTS for all Occasions - 29 up Sif Wrapped FLORELLA'S Gift Shop 4005 Montana LO 4-6279 FINAL CLEARANCE SALE SPECIAL Thrift Rack DRESSES GROUP $7.50-$10-$15 Sports Sets Vi Price AD Other Summer Merchandise Available At Enormous Savings New Fall and Winter Dresses Skirts and Sweaters Dyed to Match Bulkia Sweaters Knit Suits Cashmere and Wool Coats Jobs Scarcer . In Buggy Days Washington Want the horse and buggy back? Here's some-th'ng to thing about: Employment in the manufacture of wagons and harnesses and in blacksmi thing and wheel-wrighting around 1905, the peak for the industry, was about 225,-000. Now, says the Labor Depart, ment about 2 million people niske sell, and service motor vehicles and motor-vehicle equtp-j ment and supplies. 'CRUISES TO: HAWAII j SPECIAL! MUMM 507 N. Mesa KE 2-459SJ 1 Shop of El Paso 801 N. Piedras Open Your Charge Account Today revered by Parisians for his wit small restaurant and find your- and, it is said, attraction for the self with a Communist intellectu- ladies. Napoleon dreamed of making the city the capital of Europe and almost did so at a cost in blood that finally shocked Paris, for a time, although his monuments now dominate the city. Paris gave the modern meaning to the word revolution (not without aome later regrets) and ended the era of monarchy when the head of Louis XVI dropped into a basket at the Place de La Concorde. 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