Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on August 23, 1972 · Page 18
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August 23, 1972

Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 18

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B-8 Alton Evening TolograpTi Wednesday, August 23, Takes on big job "Krko" a flurc to four year old 350 pound Hcphnnt at Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago who was troubled with an ankle deformity caused by rickets, has special boot fitted by its designer, Dr. Irwin M. Siegel, an orthopedic surgeon who is a member of the staff of Chicago's Lewis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital. (AP Wire- photo) Sao Paulo has growing problems Bv DAVID VIDAL SAO PAULO. BKAZIL (AP) — Things come big in Sao Paulo, the largest industrial complex in Latin America surrounds it. The biggest port on the continent. Santos, 1'c-s at its door. The largest land area covered by any city on this side of the world, including Los Angeles, rosls beneath it. Problems come big too. Half of the homes in Latin America's largest city are not served by running water. They have to rely on weil- water which can be a breeding ground for pollution and diseases such as cholera and dysentery. Almost a third of the city lacks a tie-in to the sewage system. Three hundred thousand persons pour into Brazil's leading metropolis every year n search of jobs and opportunities. The jobs and opportunities ;»•(< there—for qualified an;! well-trained individuals. Thus many of the immigrants wind up in decrepit shanty towns on the city's outskirts. They make this monstrous city of 6 million inhabitants one of the fastest—if not the fastest—growing cities in the world. "It doesn't make any sense to be pouring money into the city to solve problems brought on by increasing population, since we can't keep up with it," the man holding the reins says. ''So we have to stop the population growth." Mayor .lose Carlos Fig- uereido Ferraz sees Sao Paulo as a problem of "undisciplined growth." He has pushed for creation of an "infrastructure" to tame it. "The plan calls for this, but the rest of it is mostly restrictive. If it weren't our efforts would be in vain." The "Plan for Integral Development" has been approved by the Municipal Council. "Some urban plans before this administration were made to accommodate a population of as much as 30 million. We don't, want that. Plans now foresee a restriction on growth. This is a complete turnabout ; n municipal policy." Pair knows world only by touch KATTLK CREEK, Mich, (Al 1 ) — After almost 40 ye;irs of blindness — and a lifetime of silence — Louise Selby, HO, and her brother Bill, 53, no longer seem to care very much about the world known only by touch They usually sit together in the sunny living room, touching each other for companionship and comm u n i c a t i o n : sometimes quietly holding hands, other times with fingers flying in conversation. But if one moves away without telling the other, there's visible panic in the searching hands that reach out — in ever widening circles — to regain contact with the other half of their world. Staff members at the Country House here, a home for retarded but trainanle adults, say they know very little about the pair. Record's indicate only names, ages, brief diagnoses of ther condition and health records since they were placed there by their father six years ago. Both were born deaf mutes, and went blind about 40 years ago, officials said. In the six year's they've been wards of the state, Louise and Bill have been oblivious to happenings outside their immediate surroundings. Wars, presidents, assassinations, even men on the moon are unknown to them — part of a world in which they seemingly have no interest. E x c ept for a brief schooling, the pair stayed at home and learned to take care of themselves. Bill became adept at craft work and Louise learned the needle skills of sewing, embroidery and hemstitching. But today they seldom use those skills. Although Louise is normally even tempered and dis- positioned, she does occasionally show a big sister's pique — folding her hands in her lap and refusing to talk to Bill no matter how hard he tugs at her fingers. SHERWIN- WILLIAMS 4 DAYS ONLY! THUR.,FRI.,SAT.,MON. ready-to-finish Encyclopedia Re BOOKCASE $19.97 I '• X 1 STUDENT Reg. $28.99 DESK CHAIR $397 38.99 Child's Center with metal pulls '68.97 6 drawers adjustable shelves removable shelves pull-out desk tray sliding hanger bar OPEN BOOKCASE Keg. $9.99 100% NYLON SHAG CARPET >3.99 sq. yd. $11 97 Reg. $14.99 QUALITY PAINTS AT EVERY PRICE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS State & Third St. — Alton Phone 462-6821 OPEN Alt DAT SATURDAY OPtN FRIDAY UNIIt 9:00 P.M. SHERWIN- WILLIAMS CHARGE ACCOUNT Having a garage sale can be fun and profitable to you! Of course, the best way to reach more potential customers is to place an inexpensive Telegraph Want Ad for several day.s >.».-,. .,!>• me sale. Then whe« ih,> *>ig day arrives, use the bottom half of this page to tell their, voi.;•«• ^. _ .e liocaled by i. mm'ing it on hea.y cardboard and displaying it out in your front ya , TELEGRAPH Want Ads Phone 4o5-6641

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