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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 8, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednoidoy, November 6, 1972 THE ItTHSRiDOt HERALD SI A on New York's 43rd Street By TOM TIEDE NEW YORK (NBA) It was a gloomy early evening in the city. Rain. Bit of fog. Chill. Ugh. The muggers were out mugging, the subway doors closing on the riders, the booz- ers bumming loose change on Ihc corners. Five thjrty p.m. Midway through the rush hour. Two million people avoiding each other on the home. Honk. Rush. Pandemonium. I was on Eighth Avenue, ap- proaching 43rd Street, picking a cinder out of my eye, circling a watchdog which was out talking its owner, and I almost halted their homeward rush. To look. And to, Gad sakes, right here in nasty New York, laugh. One fellow put down a New York Times, nudged the frog on the paper, then stroked il on the back with his Iinuckle. Another man, carrying a brief ease, sat down on a fireplug, completely delighted. Somebody else sug- gested, soberly, like the Jewish mother she probably was, that maybe Ehc should go to the hot dog stand and get sometlu'ng because who knows how long It's been since it ate? Lord, the look on the people's faces. Bright. Pleasant. Human. slopped on it. The frog, I mean. c o n c e r n. Compassion. Shop I had lo catch my foot. A frog. came out of their stores. On the sidewalk. Really. A frog, i rtestauranters left half-finished You know: Croak, croak. II grab a peek. One hap- was outstanding. Kind of py pelted Uie frog up, brown, big bulb eyes, hunched snowed j( around as if it was up rear legs about three family, (hen placed it gently inches long, I calculated, which on the newspaper. "It is a whopper, especially on 43rd fceis lie said. "I never Streel where any size frog [ell a frog before, f thought question about it, a damn ,vere wet _ vou know; I per. mean I read it. Slimy he isn't- j 1 slopped. So did it. We look-; NO This frog is definitely dry." at each other as if lo say, mutually, and never mind how Grinning, astounded, Ihe man stuck his hand out and showed you talk wilh a frog, what in j it The hand that car- God's name are you doing here j rjcti frog: ;t was dry. on the sidewalk? Nobody knew where the frog had come from. Moreover, no- body seemed to care much. HEASOX I mean, actually. I had reason to be Ihcre. although i There is no pet shop in righl now 1 can'l think what vicinity of 43rd Slreet, there is il was. Bui what about Ihe frog? no children's nursery, research Von don't see many frogs on i clinic, nor, actually, even Streel. In facl, in Ihc i many homes except for Ihc ten- memory of lho.se whom I've; amenls above Ihe stores and j asked, there may never have I one large hotel. But no matter. heen a frog on 43rd before. Not j Hie mystery. The pal next to me i a thrce-inchcr anyway. A whop-! was content lo view it a mir-; pel. Croak, croak. Not lo men-: acle: "I one time saw a squirrel j lion bleep. up on Blsl Street where I work. This is uol lo ray. of course. I Next lo Central Park. I clean lhal Ibere arc no animals in Ihis lady's house. Tuesdays and New York, esjiecially rcplilcs. Fridays. Rul I use lo be a I There are birds in Central j school teacher until I got mar- Park, in miniskirts. There arc ried. Now I can only work part snakes on Wall Streel, in Pierre j time. The squirrel came out of Cardin suits. And the monkeys the park and jumped up on a in the Bronx Zoo have a choice trash can. I thought squirrels lime watching a variety ot oth- only ale nuts cr forms through the bars. No. i think. reflection, thai if j The woods here, lo be sure are j[ ]cf( (0 Otncr fate lhal small crowd on 43rd Still, a frog on 43rd Slreol'' street would have stood all "Il's a miracle. said a wo- at the frog, man who slopped beside me: (ciiing Dories, shaking their and. for the first lime all ]lcads in amusement. Bui, sad- perhaps, genuinely smiled. iy predictably, Ihe spell soon "Whose is it yoursV" broke mine. I said. a came to sniff "c :ooked around. Onc monsiers ieash- .Nol anybody else's either es the owner and By Ibis lime several people terrorize the public. And if that I wasn't enough lo frighlen the 1 frog inlo warls, the dog owner starled prodding the creature wilh his foot in an attempt to: u'cl it In iump. Some oilier' liuncbrain in and thec tun became almost cruel. This' Lynn upsel Ihc crowd, part of which j lo break up for Ihe sub-. Doubts sine! lei- workers will break VANCOUVER (CPi Williams, dislricl six repn'scii IK- Ihc thiilcd Steel- way slalions, part of which lin- workcrs of America, I'.crc, gcred on lo argue with the Ilial despite some setbacks, frog-bailers. Inevitably, tcm- lio docsn'l fed workers al Co-; pers erupted. People look sides, minco Lid. nill Ic.-ivc Ihe slccl-; Philosophies were publicized, own And Ihc frog on 43rd Slreet was forgotten. It began to rain harder. Five forly-five now. The streets still jammed. workers lo set up union. Mr. Williams, who represents all of Canada wesl of Quebec said in nn interview al the union's annual llrilish Colum-1 Honk. bia-Vukon conference that "our Rush, nnlion is a vilal. impoi-laiU Pandemonium again, nadian instilulion, and 1 am walehcd as Ihe frog, ignor- siire our members in Trail real- j oil, jumped off Ihe New York ize that." Some workers al Commco's operations in Trail, Kimbprlcy and Rcnson Lake, all in R.C.. have lo set up Ihcir own union, railed Ihe Canadian Workers Union. The new union lo apply roon for Times, toward Ihe curb and into i Ihc slrccl. I made a quick dip lo grab il, bul missed. Hop. Tt I bounded inlo Ihc traffic. I saw one car miss il. I snw another car pass directly over it. After lhal. I couldn't see it nl nil. When Ihc light changed I aTlifiration lo ri'iiresrnl some, searched Ihc street for some- .l.WHi Cominro employees. Ihing squashed, hut found noth- l.asl innnlh, anolhcr union., ing. 1 searched Ilic other side of Ilic C.inmii.in Aluminuin Smcl-1 Ihe avenue but found nolhing. kr and Allied Workers Union, j Strange. II didn't die. hut il v.on Ihc righl l.liOO ilidn'l survive. 1 Icfl Ihcn. I pinployccs al Ihc Ak-an walked down 4.1rd lo my dcslln- al Kilimal. IVC. The alion. And 1 never snw another workers had been rcpresc.nlcd I happy fncc Ihc whole way. by Ihc (Newspaper r'nlrrprlsc Assn.) I Just listen and you'll be convinced this beautiful stereo is for you. 349 .98 at its finest is yours in a beautiful console equipped to give you years of happy listening. Dependable solid state with aulomatic frequency control lo lock in station, prevent drift. 6 rotary controls. Garrard 2025TC 11" record turntable with automatic power shutoff after last record. needles. Ceramic cartridge, cueing device. Tape record and playback jacks. 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