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ft* rm-WytmOt (Ait.) Court* K«n - Saturday, February X, 196T ain Tropes ^ is Qenius As if the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper weren't enough to insure the genius ^ of Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci, at left, a new set of manuscripts has been discovered, further proving his great versatility. Besides his excellent paintings and sculptures, Da Vinci \yas also ahead of his time in practically every other field of endeavor. - : ' -• ^^ iSb^V.y*^ jfrW*11" -*5V^ ^ •' . • \*fc, p****** * < *** *-* M pjp£**ft - . w*4rW4' •¥-^' w ^ M S'/^r •* .. & Tr ./JI,,i.-J.,-« 1 lM«M-S,-^»»^ i S"f,-'"'- W t-^w^JS-.\^!l|ii^»Y<' mvft** %t^rt .*ft<"1 * DISCOVERER of'the new manuscripts, totaling about 700 pages, was Prof. Jules Piccus of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, shown studying the drawings above right. The manuscripts were found catalogued, but unidentified, in the National Library of Madrid, Spain. They had been missing in the library since before 1800, having been placed there originally iii about 1600. Two samples of the drawings include bolting machine; right, and drawings of the famed Sforza horse. iwf , jj«t*^l !$&¥«>»<«&/•«« <', <-<$>*x:?, 'v,-?$pM^ rV- u ' -'' ( ^ ;i <; Pittsburgh Climbs Out of the Soot By BEN DE FOREST PITTSBURGH, Pa (AP) It was only 10 A.M. but darkness had already fallen across the city. Smoke pouring from steel mills, power plants, factories, foundries, office buildings, shops, trains and homes clogged the river valleys and shrouded the city. Street light burned. Drivers turned on headlights. Soot coated buildings and houses with grime, soiled clothes,, smudged the skin and ruined merchandise. Office workers peering from windows could barely make out the shapes of buildings half a mile away. That was Pittsburgh on a enoky day 20 or more years ago. Pittsburghere were used to smoke. In 1923 the dust that fell over a square mile in one month averaged 170 tons, equal to the weight of 100 cars. In some mill areas belching smokestacks rained 600 tons of soot and cinders on homes and business places in 30 days. Today Pittsburgh skies are relatively clear. Workers have sand-blasted the grime from older buildings. New office tow ere, dad in gleaming steel or aluminum, look as bright as the day they were erected. How did Pittsburgh lick the air pollution problem? It hasn't says Edward L. Stockton, duel of air pollution control for Allegheny County, which covers Pittsburgh and vicinity. The Pittsburgh area, he explains, has done a good, job of clearing the air of solid particles. But Pittsburgh, like many other cities, still has some smoke and also is plagued by another pollutant — invisible gases that many experts believe are unhealthful. Pittsburgh's accomplishment, however, clearly marks it as pioneer in the battle for cleaner air. Even before the turn of the century, Pittsburgh was thinking about smoke control. The city's first smoke ordinance was passed in 1895, but it was meaningless. There was no technolo- g- then, says Stockton, to do anything about smoke. In 1941 a new law went into the books, but World War n got in ttie way. Pittsburgh was too busy turning out guns and bombs to worry about smoke. QUICK QUIZ Q - What is the established religion of Pakistan? A — About 88 per cent of the population are Moslems with about 7 per cent Hindu. The constitution recognizes Moslem law as embodied in the Koran. Salt Is mined below the marshes and bayous along the coast of Louisiana. Some of the largest of these rock salt mines extend under the tea. After the war Pittsburghers relaxed, took a deep breath, and choked. The city was slowly dying in its own smoke. Government, business and civic leaders agreed that something had to be done. City officials and industrialists mapped out a plan. New ordinances were passed. "In 1948 the program started moving," says Stockton. 'Process change," is what Stockton calls it. Railroads began junking their coal-burning team locomotives and replacing them with cleaner dlesel power. Smoky old towboats were gradually replaced by diesel boats. Home owners installed stokers on their coal furnaces and brought smokeless coal, or changed to' natural gas or oil. The mills and factories installed smoke control equipment. Violators were given time to comply with the law. If they didn't, fines were meted out. The steel industry, for example, now has smoke control apparatus on 68 per cent of its open-hearth furnace capacity. The goal is 100 per cent by 1970. Gas pollution looms as the big problem of the future. Of the 822,000 tons of gas that are expelled by furnaces and machines each year, only 6,300 tons are collected. When a new plant goes into operation in nearby Clairton, it will capture 95 per cent of a steel mill's sulfur dioxide and cut gas pollution in the county by 35 per cent. Hal Boyle 4 NEW YORK (AP) There is no freedom like middle-aged freedom. Just a few years ago people used to hate reaching their 40th birthday. They'd even try to hide the fact from themselves and the rest of the world. They felt that merely being 40 had a sound of senility to it, as if their life had been put on the shelf. They silently mourned the passing of their youth. Well, sir, today that is an old- fashioned view. People have awakened to the discovery that 40 can be an exit from slavery, a milestone on the path of true human liberty. Far from being a disgrace, jt is a condition of dignity and has certain welcome advantages and privileges. FOr example: You are too old to have to study algebra but too young yet to have to learn how to fill out a government medicare form. The chairman of the board of your firm decides you are now dry enough behind the ears to be considered as possible executive timber. You are now getting wise enough not to eat the kind of foods that upset your stomach. On the other hand, if you don't want to accept a dinner invitation, your wife can always shone the hostess and explain, : 'Sorry, we won't be able to make it. You know Henry's gal] bladder—it's been acting up again." Any company is glad to issue you a credit card, figuring that by now you have reached the age of responsibility. You can express your views on national and international politics without being regardec as a smart aleck young whippersnapper. That toucn ot gray at your temples makes you look more distinguished, and helps bring out the hidden character lurking behind your baggy eyes. The pretty girls at the office now think you are "harmless"— and, boy, that's where they make their mistake! There is no devil with the ladies like a middle-aged devil. Barbers and taxicab drivers no longer try to regale you with risque jokes which were old even when you were in high school., They realize your nund is on grave and important matters. Your wife HOT? takes it for granted that you love her, and no longer demands that you ex plain why. There is no law on earth that can compel you to stay up after midnight—unless you really want to. All the recurrent and annoying emergencies that used to clutter your life begin to fade. You begin to quit wasting your energy doing unnecessary things. Convinced at last that you can't refashion the world single- handed, you are at liberty to start harvesting tfce real glories of this earth with a quiet eye and a more understanding Minister Concludes x God Against Lent' By JAY BOWLES CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) The Rev. Albert Huntington Hatch leaned back in his chair, opened his jacket to expose a jright red sweater over his cler cal shirt, threw his feet up on the desk and explained bis conclusion that 'God is against Lent." 'I delivered a sermon on It several weeks ago," mused the jlond, boyish-looking rector of 5t. Timothy's Episcopal church n the township of Signal Mourv tain, near Chattanooga. . "I asked, 'Is God in favor of Lent?' I concluded He was not, secause the inactive people just stay that way and the active ones, who have been saved many times before, are the ones who come »ut for all of these extra kinds of services." As a result, he says, he scheduled "not to much as one extra service" for his congregation durinf Lent. * * * Bert Hatch, 35, who lives with hi* wife and four children at the idj.cent rectory, designated the "Hatchery," said his regular services are not as well-attended as they might be. "So why should I create more services for our people to feel guilty about," be asked. "I'm just not in the business of creating new sins for people." His approach to Lent was to bring five popular films, considered controversial even in the nation's movie houses, to his sanctuary during Lent for discussion of the religious implications. The lineup: "The Fountainhead," a story ef a young architect who blows up his own creation, a building, because he feels it has been ruined by "mercantile, minds." "The Night of the Iguana," the story of the relationships among a defrocked priest, an earthy widow and a delicate spinster. "Blue Denim," the story of two teen-ager* whose passions have led to an unwanted child but whose consciences direct that their parents not be told. "A Place in the Sun," a tale of a triangle love affair Involving three young people, one at a time confused, glamorous and wealthy. * + * "The Parable," described as "the" controversial film of the 1965 New York World's Fair. After each showing, the congregation breaks into small groups to take a look at the religious implications. "This is good stuff with a lot of religion in it," the Rev. Mr. Hatch said. "These are stories of the forces men and women are up against and how they meet them. Something doesn't have to be in King James English t» make it religious." The Rev. Mr. Hatch was graduated from the University of the South School of Theology in 1958 and four yean later, at age 29, was elected to • three- year term on the university's board of trustees. A native ef Augusta, Ga., he served churches in St. Marys, Woodbine, Savannah and Marietta, Ga., and in Menonwnee Falls, WLS., before coming here. California GOPs Wave Reagan for '68 Signs By BILL BOYARSKY SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) California Republicans — without a big-name favorite son to cheer about since Earl Warren wag governor — now are ready to march on the GOP National Convention next year waving "Ronald Reagan for President" banners. And the first-term governor says he's likety to lead the march—as a favorite son, but not as an avowed contender for the nomination. "I lean toward the possibility now that we would be serving the best interests of the state with a favorite son candidacy," he said. But a few California Republicans talk privately of more ambitious goals. They say that in the event of a deadlock between such possibilities as Michigan Gov. George Romney and former Vice President Richard M. Nixon, lightning could strike, and Reagan might walk away with the nomination. Other Republicans say Reagan is automatically a candidate because of the importance of his job and the size of his million-vote victory last November. Reagan insists he is not a candidate for the nomination and has promised repeatedly to serve his full four-year term, "God willing." He has discouraged out-of-state Republicans from forming organizations .to push him for president. "I never thought of myself as a national political figure," he I Day speech and a meeting with said isome 900 Republican leaders. Party officials say their main! In Oregon's unique preside* goal in" wanting Jgan to lead "I?"'J±f±"L^ does not intend to become" a candidate. „„„ , 1n j. v and foe only way a man can 1 1 . M t . I remove his name b to file an They hope to ayo d a repeat of ffid jt that he ,. is not and 1964's party-splitting, primary battle between New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller and former Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater. Warren led California presidential delegations to Republican conventions in 1944, 1948 and 1952. He came away withj the vice presidential nomination in 1948. Four years later, he had hopes of grabbing the presidential nomination if the convention had deadlocked between Gen. heart. Yes, there's no freedom like middle-aged freedom. The wonder is that there are still so many people left who don't want to be that free. a favorite son delegation in the June, 1963, primary, is Republi- state lists everyone considered to be a presidential candidate - Reagan said it would be "presumptuous" for him to ask that his name be removed from the Oregon ballot, just as it would be "presumptueus" to turn down the party's noraina- "on « I* was offered. But he insisted the main rea- 1 son for his Oregon trip was to welfare problems. Gerald McElroy of Wynne re- DwighTD!' BisenhoweTand Ohio ceived a call one night recently. Two young men had their car Sen. Robert A. Taft. Earlier this month, the governor flew to Oregon for a Lincoln OLD HICKORY, as Andrew Jackson was called, will be honored in a new 10-cent stamp of the "Prominent Americans" series, the Post Office Department has announced. The stamp will be issued March 15 at Hermitage, Tenn., site of the seventh president's home, on his 200th birthday anniversary. By HARRY KING Associated Press Writer stuck in some mud and needed a wrecker to get them out. McElroy put the front bumper of the wrecker against the rear bumper of the car and told the driver to put his car in gear. The car shot out of the mud, went down and across a road and sank in the St. Francis Bay. The lights of the car were burning under the water, about 20 feet deep, and the driver was missing. A young man brought a boat and when the car's driver was described he cried: "That's my brother." The Wynne Fire Department Rescue Unit was called out and the State Police began a roadside search. The State Police also inquired'at some nearby houses, without much hope of success. But, lo and behold, he was found asleep at one of the houses. He was brought back to the scene of the accident, one of the few dry persons in the crowd, but could not shed much light on the situation. Authorities finally deduced the young man leaped from the car as it was hurtling toward the bay and then hid in some bushes. One observer said the only recollection the young man had was "a heck of a hangover." Both Sens. Guy Jones of Conway and Oscar Alagood of Little Rock stand a couple of inches under 5-foot-6. One observer suggested the pair might get together and pass a "Little Mann Act." Harrison Daily Times' editer George Ellis came up with this description of the twelve months of the year: "Snowy, Flowy, Blowy, Showery, Flowery, Bowery, Hoppy, Choppy, Drop- py, Breezy, Sneezy, Freezy. And according to an Arkansas Gazette sportswriter there is a coach Frank L. Pickle at Atkins High School. Jim gets sound advice from a pro 'The man from the paper' is a teacher for boys in a class by themselves Your newspaperboy manages a business of his own. And that's why having a newspaper route can be so important to a boy. He earns his own money on the route, and he learns the basics of doing business. He buys his papers from us, he sells them to you. He is salesman, deliveryman, collector, and bookkeeper. Yet while he has a business of his own, he is not entirely "on his own". The man from the paper is therein his comer with friendly counsel and guidance. He knows boys and he makes his career working with boys. He also knows business methods—the ways in which a boy can make a success on his route. These he passes on to the boy. He is a teacher and the class he conducts is for boys "in a class by themselves". If you think it would be worthwhile for your son to acquire the valuable lessons that come with newspaper route management, phone or write us today— Blytheville Courier News

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