Old newspapers have become something
more than a nuisance to an aged Oklahoma couple.
Two years ago, John Westfall discovered that some old newspapers
had fallen into a tub containing a little water and had turned to pulp. It gave
him an idea.
By pounding them and draining the pulp, then mixing in a little
paste, he had an attractive rough finish for the wall vases his wife was making.
“John, that looks just like the bark on the trees back home in
Kentucky,” Mrs. Westfall told him. Another idea clicked.
By a series of experiments with paints and pine frames, Westfall
evolved a type of furniture completely rustic and surprisingly strong. Only
close inspection will show that it is not built of rough, unfinished wood, bark
and all, as the product might have appeared before going through the paper mill.
The coloring and texture has been so closely copied that it is difficult to tell
the artificial from the real.
The couple plans to send some of their handiwork to the Chicago
More entertainment is coming to
Hersman’s Recreation Center at Stumptown. In
addition to a star wrestling show on Thursday, there
will be a big Saturday night program featuring
Mountain State Hillbillies, Burnt Ridge Quartet,
Acord Trio, Roy Keaton, and Hum and the Humdingers
Garnet Hersman, owner, adds new attractions each year to make
it a favorite gathering place. There are three lakes, with swimming, boating,
fishing, picnic tables, outdoor fireplaces, concession stand, bath houses, and
Despite a very tight budget, the
five members of the board of education took a collective deep breath, and,
although the board has barely two-thirds of the money needed for additional
classrooms at Brooksville and Minnora schools, decided to advertise for bids on
the new construction.
They also gave preliminary approval for $2,500
in financial assistance for the financially pressed Calhoun Library, and, after
a 58-minute executive session, approved all but two
of the school superintendent’s recommendations on hiring.