22 Ggjeiburg, Register-Moil, Golesburg, III, Wednesday, June27,1973 1< » :«:-:->:-K'K ss*:v Beautiful, Beautiful . . . By the sea, by the beautiful sea, a visitor to the St. Peters• bung, Fla., beach appiafeotily has beautiful itiusi'c in mind. NiEA Cabbies Win Their Esteem (Continued From Page 19) cab, which 20 per cent will fail. The proud survivors —< there were 750 new drivers in 1971 — will join the 12,000 or 13,000 eljite who operate London's 10,000 taxis. About 4,500 of the vehicles belong to owner-drivers: • some drivers may own several cabs,. renting .them for about $60 a week or on a mileage basis from a company. Others work as em ployes, keeping 41Y2 per cent of tihe meter takings plus tips. The number of owner-drivers is rising, although D'Arcy says they may be only about $15 a week better off than the journeyman or employe after deducting running expenses of their $3,500 Austin diesel cabs. AVERAGE EARNINGS may range from $50-$90 a week .— much depends cn incentive and age. The minimum age is 21 but there is no upper limit, though drivers over 50 face increasingly frequent medical tests. A couple of years ago. there was even an 84-year-old on the road and there 'are still half-a-dozen octogenarians, described as "quite phenomenal specimens." The average driver, it is said, does about 22 hirings of about 2.5 miles each in a normal working day. His cab will probably cover 400,000 miles in its 10-year working life. A driver is always under the eagle eye of the police. His license can be revoked without right of apeal except for a hearing by the Assistant Commissioner, whose-decision is final. London cabbies, whose trade dates back to 1634 with the first hackney carriage stand at a church in the Strand, are stall governed by a web of rules from the era of horse drawn hansoms. But most stil make good sense, even if the ban against leaving a cab unattended, for instance, was originally because the horse might bolt or kick out ait a passer-by. THE SUCCESS OF the system is shown by the fact that with .something like a million hirings every week the number of complaints against drivers is infinitesimal. Visitors are more often impressed by their good humor and resourcefulness — illustrated by the story of Joseph Glickman who rallied to the distress call of an American tourist whose trousers had split while hoisting his young son to view the Changing of the Guard. Old Building Material Seen As Home Shortage Solution FRESNO, Calif. (UPI) Long before the Incas established one of the great civilizations of the Western world in what is now known as Peru, inhabitants of the area built their homes of adobe, the sun-dried brick made of mud. At Pachacamac and Puruchuco, adobe walls built hundreds of years ago still stand as monuments to building techniques rarely surpassed by any civilization, ancient or modern. After the Spanish conquest itlhose techniques deteriorated and adobe into disrepute, eventually to be looked down on as a second-rate building material. Not until recent years- beginning in 1966 when re- withstand all kinds of bad weather. And, according to James Rockwell, the institute's technical adviser, the structure is earthquake resistant. The new material is of i particular interest to Peru not only because of the housing' shortage but also because, in! parts of the country, earthquakes are relatively common- 1 place. With the enthusiastic backing of Peru's left of center military government, Rockwell and a number of Peruvian engineers' will build test homes made of I cobe. A two-room test house has; already been built in Lima—far from the area hit by the quake —at a cost of $250. Equipment searchers at the Institute of j used included a mobile labora- International Housing at Cali- tory for testing soil, a pickup fornia State University, Fresno, j truck, a .shed and a mechanical began experimenting with i mixer. variations of the traditional formula for making adobe—did anyone seriously believe the earthen brick would ever make a comeback. Now, at a time when Peruvians face a critical housing Shortage, it appears adobe may once again take its place as a primary building . material. The researchers at the institute have developed a new kind of adobe they call "cobe" —and the first test of the material will take place in Peru. Cobe is made by adding a touch of asphalt to the standard adobe formula of dirt, water, "There's only one mixer in the whole country right now, Rockwell said. Since it is possible to build one house a day with a mixer,: Rockwell estimates that in order to build a million houses over the next 10 years about 300 mixers would be needed. 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