Letter to the Editor

Reader provides historical references from 1958, talks city noise ordinance

Sunday, August 29, 2010

To the Editor:

Here is some more history from 1958.

"America's Sweet-hearts," Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, break up, as Elizabeth Taylor declares Eddie never really loved Debbie.

A spitball. On being booed by Kansas City fans, Boston Red Sox slugger Ted Williams loses his temper and spits at the crowd, resulting in a $250 fine.

They didn't know what hit them. Former heavyweight champion of the world, "Jersey" Joe Walcott, now a special investigator for the Camden Juvenile Bureau, KOs five teenagers who were attacking a policeman.

Harvard's Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 Woman of the Year award presented to Katherine Hepburn.

Radio and TV commentator Edward R. Murrow turns down Senate bid offered to him by New York's Liberal Party.

Caught in the web, or just the vows, ma'am. Jack Webb marries Jackie Laughery, Miss America, 1952.

Elvis Presley is about the change his rock and roll beat to the tune of Hup, 1, 2, 3, as he reports for his induction into the U.S. Army.

The King of Rock and Roll, whose earnings will slide from more than $100,000 a month to a mere $83.20 a month, will soon be keeping time to the sound of bugle calls.

Presley overwhelmed by grief of the death of his beloved mother, Gladys.

Now, back to Brazil.

I noticed an article in this paper dated Monday, Aug. 23, 2010, called "Rock For Brazil 2." They said some acts will be inside to adhere to the city's noise ordinance.

What noise ordinance? If they have a noise ordinance, they don't seem to be enforcing it.

Otherwise, my windows in this neighborhood wouldn't be rattling three stories up when someone goes by in their car with their radio going full blast with the sound of drums beating in the background.

I like music the same as anyone else, but they should play it to their self, not the whole neighborhood.

"Rock For Brazil 2" shouldn't worry about any noise ordinance. Besides, it's for a good cause with live bands. It ain't like someone in a car driving around in a neighborhood with a radio full blast so the whole block can hear it.

Next time, I will try to write about Brazil, providing I can find something.

Until next time, take care and be fair.

John Weddle, AKA "Jocko," Alice Weddle, AKA "Peacherino," and of course, Sno-Ellen,