The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 3, 1985 · Page 29
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People Journal Plus Wednesday, April 3,1985 p a g e 2 WHALE OF A SHOT — Ty- of a whale while playing mi- son Gerber, 3, Odessa, niature golf during a family Texas, retrieves his tee shot outing in Austin, Texas, from the jaws of the replica Perkins host for PBS opera series PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Actor Anthony Perkins is using his expertise in another field to help audiences experience the thrills of opera. Perkins, 52, who played Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchock's "Psycho," will be host for a PBS series that begins April 7 with the Opera Company of Philadelphia's production of Gounod's "Faust." "Television is a good medium for opera, and I'm here to do all I can to help people see how enjoyable opera is without having to endure what some consider the rigors of opera-going," Perkins said. Anthony Perkins Quick-change artist baffles cops FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Police can't seem to corner the "Wash 'n' Wear Bandit," who has broken into at least four houses only to leave after taking a shower and picking up a fresh change of clothes. They say they can't figure him out either. The quick-change artist hasn't stolen anything except one change of clothes at each house he's hit. And when he dons the new duds, he leaves the dirty ones behind. The daring burglar always works in broad daylight. "He'll come in, use the shower, borrow your deodorant, maybe get a shave, and then go," an officer said. Burglar picked wrong apartment ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A woman says she acted on impulse and didn't have time to be scared when she chased an intruder out of her apartment, vaulted a fence and clung to the windshield wipers of his car as he tried to speed away. "He told me, 'All right, baby, we're going for a ride,' " Gwen Kemp said of her wild tour on the hood of the man's car. "I said, 'Let's go.' " Kemp, 31, said a lot of other things, too, during the course of the chase, but she declined to be specific, explaining, "You can't print it." When she came home for lunch and found the door chained from the inside, "I acted strictly on impulse." She promptly bashed the door in. The intruder beat a hasty retreat through the patio door, with Kemp in close pursuit. Then he jumped into a car and locked the door before she could pull it open. Kemp leaped on the hood when he started the car. He zig-zagged in the parking lot and tried some short stops, but Kemp hung tight. Finally, after a sudden stop about a Gwen Kemp block from the apartment complex, the suspect couldn't get the car going again. He jumped out and took off running. This time, Kemp didn't follow. "I decided to let it go," she said. "I figured I had the car." Meanwhile, a neighbor had called police, who arrested the suspect a few minutes later as he walked along a nearby street. As it turned out, nothing was taken from Ms. Kemp's apartment. Tele-puzzle ACROSS 1,4 Shown, he's Sonny Crocked on "Miami Vice" 11 Have (be prudent) 14 Actor Armand 15 Actor Williams 16 Ending wilh real 17 SHAEF sector 18 He was Mr. Spock: inil. 19 Singer Judd 21 Disney sci-li flick 22 At home 23 Remick or Marvin 24 Three It 25 " is an island" 29 She's Louise Jellerson: mil. 30 Aclor Goodeve 31 Plays 52 Across 35 Inils. lor Hackman 36 Writer Nin 37 Opp. ol NW 38 "Harper Valley —" 41 USMAgrad 42 Sedaka or Diamond 44 Played Ben Cartwright 47 French article 48 Shade Iree 49 "The — Squad" 50 Serve adequately 52 Role on "Good Times" 54 George — 55 Illusion 56 "— Lile to Live" DOWN 1 "— Nelly Gray" 2 He was Archie 3 Collar 4 Lindsay Wagner role 5 nuby Dee's husband 6 Followed FDR 7 Sha Na — 8 Bergen's Mortimer 9 Sgt. Snorkel's dog 10 Marquee light 12 — Tin Tin 13 Spain's last queen 20 Insigne lor Levant 21 Cicely — 26 PTA-er 27 Kelly or Sabrina 28 Ultimale 29 A Gershwin 32 Musical note 33 Gish or Hellman 34 Taylor or Parsons 37 Plays Slocum 38 Trudges 39 Gurnbel/Pauley show 40 ID (or Rooney 4? Hildegarde's name 43 Seal queen 45 "Emerald Point — " 46 Day before holiday 49 Aclress Farrow 51 "Long — Tomorrow" 53 Star ol "The Detectives": init. Puzzle solution on Page 8 Young gymnasts tumble for teacher By MARTIN MELENDY Staff Writer For the children enrolled in gymnastic classes at the Salina Family YMCA there is the struggle to excel. Their instructor, however, struggles to restrain his enthusiasm. "It's a blast," instructor Luke Ldttrell said. "It's hard for me to describe the enjoyment I get." Littrell, 31, has been teaching gymnastics to children at the YMCA, 570 YMCA Drive, for about four years. His enthusiasm rubs off. During that time the number of girls and boys taking classes has quadrupled. "I like having fun, it doesn't matter what job I do," he said. "If it's not fun, you better get out of it." Littrell, who lived in various parts of the United States and abroad because his father was in the Army, graduated from Salina Central High School. He was awarded a bachelor's degree in psychology from Washburn University in Topeka. He said the roots of the enthusiasm he has for gymnastics and teaching were planted when he was a sports team cheerleader in college. After college he worked as a gymnastic instructor in and around San Antonio from about 1976 to 1980. Littrell returned to Salina in 1981 was hired by the YMCA. Littrell's penchant for having fun at work seems to have rubbed off on some students. He also has garnered the support of parents, which >he appreciates. "Without the parents' help we wouldn't be anywhere," he said. "They have been very supportive and I appreciate it." Although he is an instructor of physical movements, Littrell tries to impart messages that students can carry beyond the mat or balance beam. The most important thing, Littrell said, is to teach children skills that can help their moral development. Luke Littrell watches a student do stretching exercises. The helping-hand role Littrell gets to play as a teacher suits him fine. "One thing that is extremely stimulating is that I enjoy problem- solving. Looking at something and then saying, 'OK, now how are we going to work this out,' " he said. In his teaching role, Littrell guides classes of girls and boys and two girls' teams that compete — a job that will expand this month with the merger of the Salina Gymnastics Club program with the YMCA's. The merger also adds a boys' team to the program. His assistant, Kelly Quaas, handles pre-school classes with students ages 3 to 5. Because of the expanded program, other assistants may be added. For school-age youngsters, twice- a-week afternoon or evening sessions are offered for beginners and intermediates — girls working on floor exercises, the balance beam and uneven bars, and boys working on the pommel horse, floor exercises and the single bar. "We've got some exceptional gymnasts," Littrell said. "I can say for sure that some have Olympic potential. Maybe for 1992, but that all depends." ' Money for intruction and lucky breaks will be the keys if any of Littrell's students are to become Olympians. "Unfortunately gymnastics costs a lot of money," he said. "And to attain Olympic status a kid has to have good backing or have the breaks fall his way." "I don't care if a kid never becomes a renown gymnast," he said. "I care about the moral development of kids." Although he might smile a lot and be full of enthusiasm, Littrell is not a lightweight on discipline. "I demand a lot of discipline because it's necessary and a developer of good character." Littrell also has faith in each student. "I enjoy that a kid might grab on to what I say, but that is not some- thing I get overjoyed about because I see the potential and know that the kid can grasp what I'm saying." When the child does grasp it, great, now it's time to move on, Littrell said. "I've anticipated it and made a mental note that the kid will get it." Littrell garners enough enjoyment from the job that he expects to stick with teaching. "I'm a teacher, and I think I need to stay with it in one form or another," he said. Schwartz house recommended as local landmark By SHERIDA WARNER 'Living Today' Editor If the Salina City Commission approves a recommendation from members of the Salina Heritage Commission, the home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert J. Schwartz, 630 E. Iron, will become the third structure in the city to be designated a local landmark. The residence of Charles and Imogene Campbell, 683 S. Santa Fe, and the Missouri-Pacific Railroad Depot, 352 N. Santa Fe, previously were granted Heritage Conservation zoning. Heritage Commission members declared the Schwartz home an "architecturally and historically significant asset to Salina." The white house with green shutters, built in 1911 for the late Charles L. Schwartz, is said to be the first stucco house in the state of Kansas. A carriage porch, called a porte cohere, on its west side is large enough to allow a vehicle to pass from the street to the parking area. All the woodwork, staircases, hardwood floors and functional shutters are intact. Porcelain and ceramic bath fixtures are original. The house is heated with,steam. A two-story porch on the east side was added in 1926. ' Charles L. Schwartz, who lived from 1875 to 1955, was a prominent businessman in early Salina. At the age of 27, he and the late H.D. Lee opened Lee Hardware Co. Schwartz was president of the company from 1928 until he died. His son, Albert, today is chairman of the Lee Co. board. The home's present residents applied for Heritage Conservation zoning to honor Charles Schwartz's memory, as well as to protect the home from any possibility of future commerical use and to document its unusual construction. The home actually is owned by their son, John, Anchorage, Alaska. In other business, commission members heard from Salinan Dick Pickering, business manager of the Cozy Inn, 108 N. Seventh. He and his wife, Kathryn, owner of the 63- year-old hamburger restaurant, want to acquire Heritage Conservation zoning for their business. Pickering said their intention is to restore it to its original state as a white block building and preserve the restaurant "not for ourselves, but for the city of Salina." Heritage chairman Imogene Campbell said the Cozy Inn is "part of SalLna's heartbeat, and the character of this private hamburger place is one of life's intangibles that should be saved." 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