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April 12, 1962

The Herald from Jasper, Indiana · Page 19

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SECOND SECTION — TWELVE PAGES 'T\ T T iDuMb County D aily H erald SECOND SECTION — TWELVE PAGES Thursday, April 12,1962 Huge Sign Wilt Mark Site Of Future College Near Jasper Congressman’s Hobby Can Bring The House Down The future site of Christian Brothers College near Jasper will be unmistakably identified upon completion and erection of the large sign being completed by Herman Klingel, Jasper sign painter. Measuring forty feet long and six feet high, the sign will announce:Home Of Christian Brothers College”. Watching the painter put the finishing touches on one of the three-feet tall letters is Bob Steffe, public relations director of the Dubois County Bank which is underwriting the cost of the huge sign. (Herald Photo) Per capita consumption of soft drinks in the United States amounts to 162 bottles a year. It is believed that the average person walks approximately 65 thousand miles during his lifetime. The eyes of many ostriches weigh more than twice as much as their brains. By ARNOLD SAWISLAK United Press International WASHINGTON <UP1) — On April 26, 1956, a wavy-haired young congressman, just finishing his first term, made an obscure bit of legislative history. He performed magic in the House. So far as Rep. Kenneth J. Gray, D-Ill., can find out, no one before and certainly no one since has used prestidigitation in a speech on the House floor. Doing a slight-of-hand trick in Congress would hardly seem to be the kind of legislative accomplishment most members would relish. But Gray is an uncommon kind of lawmaker. He was only 28 years old when voters of the 25th district in southeastern Illinois sent him to Congress. Although he originally planned to return to private life next year, Gray now has decided to seek a fifth two-year term next fall. In addition to being the "baby” of Congress in 1954, Gray, also was the only former professional automobile auctioneer and amateur magician. He performs magic only for youth or civic groups in his home district. Perhaps the most noteworthy of his private showings was the night Tenn., performed the classic body levitation trick, using former Sen. Allen Frear, D-Del., now a member of the Securities & Exchange Commission, as his subject. Gray’s magic moment in the House came during debate on th* 1956 Federal Interstate Highway Act — the law that set up the nation’s 41.000-mile system of superhighways. Gray, a member of the House Public Works Committee, took the floor, carrying a pot of red roses to the lectern with him. He recounted the “rosy” prospects for the superhighway system the year before and said they were killed off by the demands of one pressure group after another. As he spoke of the lobbyists who had nipped off part of the program. Gray snapped off red roses from the bouquet. Finally, only bare stems were left in the pot. But then, he said, things began looking up again for the highway program and, with the bill then ready for passage, the roses were growing again. And so they did, as a full set of white roses budded and grew from the barren stems. Gray says this performance “brought the House down,” but when the late Speaker Sam Rayburn, who was not in the chamber, asked him later about the pot of roses in the cloakroom, the young Illinois congressman realized he had better refrain from an encore. ‘‘He didn’t say don’t do it again, but you remember that look of his,” Gray recalls. Airlines account for some 25 per cent of passenger miles in United Gray, with Sen. Estes Kefauver, D- States intercity travel. SHOP s 5 WIN $100 in GIFT CERTIFICATES When you shop in Jasper, with the merchants listed below, for all your Easter, Spring and Everyday Needs, register with them to become eligible for the $100 in Gift Certificates. Four (4) Awards will be made $50, $25, $15 & $10 Certificates will be given to those whose names are drawn on Monday, April 23. Sponsored by these Members of the Retail Division of the Chamber of Commerce: ì Buehler's IGA | Rumbach Food Stores | Lorey’s Fashions ; Ben Franklin ; The Modern ! Vic’s Home & Auto Jasper Locker Service Tewell’s Shoe Store J. J. Hewberry Newman’s Jewelry Rochester Bargain House Schneider’s Dept. Store Parket Market Reising’s Monica’s Dress Shop Modern Squire Shop _____ Jasper Home Outfitters Elfrieda’s Corbin’s 1 Supported By German American Bank, Dubois County Bank, WITZ and The Daily Herald J