From Pittsburgh Streets

"Weir draws up a solution for that Westwood puzzle: He suggests a little hocus-pocus at the corner where you see two signs." Pittsburgh Press, Apr. 17, 1946, p. 8. 149727482.

Weir Draws Up a Solution For That Westwood Puzzle
He Suggests a Little Hocus-Pocus At the Corner Where You See Two Signs

The Westwood Puzzle came up for some more brain battering at City Hall yesterday.

This is the case of the neighborhood that has two Highman streets and a Highman Way and where the residents have been quarreling so long that Council can't even figure out what to do.

Council was evenly divided this week on which Highman St. to eliminate, and how, so Fred W. Weir promised to go out and see the puzzle.

He tried to tell his fellow Councilmen of his "adventures," by saying what sounded like this:

"You drive out there and you reach Shadyhill Rd., and you come to a sign that says Highman St. Then you proceed a short distance and you come to another sign that says Highman St."

He then declared the solution was much simpler than Council had dared to think it could be. He suggested a little hocus-pocus at the street corner where you see the two signs: Highman St. and Shadyhill Rd.

"All you have to do is to remove a Highman St. sign and turn the Shadyhill Rd. sign around a few inches."

He stared triumphantly at his fellow colleagues.

They stared back resentfully. No solution could be so simple.

By Mr. Weir's plan, the paved stretch of what is now known as Shadyhill Rd. would continue along the paved thoroughfare now known as one of the two Highman Sts.

You say that is as clear as mud?

Presumably Thomas E. Kilgallen, chairman of the committee, thought so, too.

He filed Mr. Weir's solution "for consideration." He didn't say when, by whom, or how.