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Lowell Sun (Newspaper) - November 19, 1970, Lowell, Massachusetts Last bit" of data on Hale- THE LOWELL SUN, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1970 29. LOWELI) City Development Department of Housing and Ur- Authority director James F. ban Development before an ex- Silk today said the city has onepected final approval is made "last bit" of information tofor the Lowell's Hale Howard supply tiie area office of the Urban Renewal appication. Record prices for art at New York auction By SUSAN HAHN.. Press Writer YORK While Arnerican art lovers roam Eu- of masterpieces, their'European counterparts' are buying the contempo- American artists. A' West German art dealer Wednesday night paid the high- est auction prices ever for a sin- gle painting and a single sculp- lilre by living American artists. Rudolf Zwirner paid for Roy Lichtenstein's "Big Painting No. 6" and for sculpture by Claes Oedenburg. James Mayor, art expert for the sponsors of the auction, Parke-Bernet Galleries anc London dealer Sotheby, said the sales were examples of a contin- uing trend. He pointed out that five pieces sold at the auction went to Europeans. Fifty contemporary pop paint ings and sculptures brought bids totaling However American owners turned down other record bids as too low for canvases by Jasper Johns anc Mark Rothko. Death proved her.correct B 0 X F 0 R D, (UPI) Dr Charlotte L. Maddock, 72, o Topsfield Road, who led an un successful fight two years agi against the widening of t h street where she argu ing additional and faster traffi would be a danger to resident killed AVednesday by car in front of her home. The previous high auction for a contemporaryAmer can work was for Andj Warhol's painting of a Camp- lell's soup can, a spokesman for he galleries said. Contemporary paintings hav een sold for more than n private sales, but the auctio wices are expected to be lower he spokesman said. The auc ion bears the same relationshi; o the private dealer as th wholesale to the retail house. Bids rejected by owners in eluded for Jaspe Johns' "Two fo Johns' and or Rothko's "No. 16-196." Silk said his office has com- leted a last minute report to he HUD office in Boston con- erning the city's ive plan and that, pending JAMES SILK planning board approval, the application will be in order fot a final okay. The CDA director said the Boston office should take "about one week" before it then sends the application to Washington, wheve "in a matter of a few days" the final approval will be made. The million project will get under way according to Silk. He said the first action by the city will be the purchase of croperty in the Boston's 96th homicide BOSTON (UPI) Police dis- closed the city's 96th homicide of the year Wednesday, saying the body of Mrs. Dorothy Kir- chick, 64, of the Roxbury sec- tion was found Tuesday sprawl- ed on the kitchen- floor of her apartment. She was beaten to death. area with the federal funds. Silk said he knew nothing of unconfirmed reports that final approval of the project was forthcoming from Washington this week. "I haven't heard a Silk said, "but no one would be happier than I if it is true." HE NOTED that the city's hope of obtaining a September execu- date was dashed in the confu- Jurors sniff marijuana NOTTINGHAM, England acrid smoke filled a courtroom Wednesday as 12 male jurors sniffed marijuana with the judge's blessing. Repeated references to the distinctive smell of marijuana during the trial of three police vice squad detectives accused of planting the drug on suspects prompted the jury to "ask Judge Kilner Brown if they could experience it. A piece of marijuana was burned on a tripod over a table placed near the jury box. Each of the 12 jurors filed past the smouldering drug and sniffed. Some blinked. Others screwed up their noses. One man coughed, All returned safdy to (he jury box. ganization of the HUD regional sion brought on by the rcw- and area offices. He said Lowell's application lad been delayed when the Mas- iimiiiimmiimiiiiiiiimiiimiimii M-mr no doubt LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) The magazine of the Kentucky High Contractors Association, offered the follow; ing commentary on space ap- propriations: "There must be some sort of intelligent life in outer space. You don't see (hem spending billions to land on us." imimiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiHiiu sachusetts regional office was moved from New York to Bos- ton. Then it came to a point last week when we found the HUD people required a written report on the city's land-use plan made in Silk explained. He said his office has com? pleted that report this week and presented it to the planning board last night. Watch This Space For An Announcement from Roger P. 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