Friday, April 30, 2010

What Dick Cowen Would Like to Know

In Ancient Greece, Diogenes uses a lantern in daylight to search for an honest man. Retired Morning Call reporter Dick Cowan's daylight lantern is the Internet, and he's using it to find out what happened to Allentown's broken clock at 6th & Linden:

To all:

Might any of you folks have any idea what will happen in the aftermath of the removal of the long not-working outdoor clock on the Linden Street side of the 6th and Linden Streets?

Workmen removed it this morning. Has it gone to some recycling heaven, never to return again. Or has it gone to Salomon Jewelers or some other repair service to be fixed and restored to it original location?

We downtowners would like to know.

Signed,
WONDERING IN THE 10TH WARD


Dick, are you sure those were workmen?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Dick Cowen,
We need your sharp eyes as a downtown safety engineer. Can you post a clock photo? In case one of us runs into it.

monkey momma said...

I want to know if this case was ever solved. Any news?

Bernie O'Hare said...

No word yet.

Anonymous said...

What ever happened to the Picasso prints and or paintings the were discovered in City Hall? I remember reading a MCall article. They were supposed to be cataloged. We never really heard anything after that.