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RAH - Engineer Takes Mooning on Lunar Trip Seriously...
Engineer Takes Mooning on Lunar Trip Seriously By PATRICIA CLARY United Prezs Staff Correspondent LOS ANGELES—A trip to the moon Isn't a joke anymore, an engineer engineer said today. It's just around the corner, Robert Robert A, Heinlein declared, and it's the only thing that can keep the world from blowing itself up. "In a few weeks we will be testing testing the navy's Neptune rocket, which Is twice as good as the V-2," the naval aviation researcher told a librarians' meeting Wednesday. "With one booster unit added, It could make the trip to the moon." Next stop, he said, would be liars. And we better get there first, he said. Any nation that wanted to make war from the moon would find it as easy as throwing rocks downhill. Beinlein, who also writes Methodists Decide to Learn Red Ideas BOSTON — (tf)— The Methodist general conference Wednesday endorsed endorsed a proposal to school missionaries missionaries in Communist ideas and then send them to "spread Chris- tiality" in Communist centers. The plan was offered by Dr. Ralph E. Diffendorfer of New York, executive secretary of the church's Division of Missions, who said he hoped to get at least 200 workers trained. "I want them to know enough about communism so they can talk about it," he said. "Believe me, I'm not afraid in the least how much they know about It because the more they know the more they can do about it" fiction, said a migration to the moon was the only salvation for humanity. "If we can get to the moon before before World War HI comes along, there won't be a World War III," he said. "If we can reach the point where we have a base on the moon, no one can attack us. It would change the strategic situation so completely there will be no war. Gravity on Side "Any power with a base on the moon would have gravity in its favor," he said. "Figure it out— the moon has one-sixth the normal earth gravity. Anybody up there could rain destruction down here. 'An overwhelming advantage in war would go to whoever gets there first with guided missiles. HUNT FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH FIRST, SAYS ENGINEER TROY, N. Y.—Anyone with even half an idea about a rocket trip to the moon might better spend his time looking for a fountain of youth, according to Charles A. JFederer, magazine on astronomy, magaine on astronomy. "Far In the future there is a certain dim chance of landing a rocket on the moon, but nobody would be able to get out of it," Federer told the Ayrophysical Society Society of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Institute Wednesday night He said scientists may need another 200 years to lick-the problems of landing landing and moving around on the moon. "To enable humans to explore even the closest Planets," he said, "requires equipment for whose pioneer pioneer development we are not remotely remotely prepared to break ground." Swimming Star Doesn't Like Scanty Suits HOLLYWOOD— UP> — The new scanty bathing suits are too scanty for Esther Williams. ^ Esther, a gal with more curves than the Boston Post road, should know whereof she speaks. The movie actress, who was national swimming champion, says the scanty-wantys are . "unflattering, immodest. Impractical." "Why they come off in the water," she confides. "If you can't swim in ttiem, what good are they? They 2$ • -> don't do anything for the female figure. If the object is to get more skin exposed to the sun, I say sunbathing sunbathing should be done in the back yard, not at the beach or pool where men have nothing to do but look." Esther said she thinks women should have their swim suits tailored jto their figure as they do a dress. Her own looked as if it bad been sewn on her. Baptist Youth Group Plans Recreation Night SHAFTEB—The Baptisfe louth Fellowship, sponsored by Sir. and Mrs. Lawrence Kattei»horn, has organized organized a recreation night to be held each Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. All young people are invited to attend. President of this group is James Grumbles. "* "Youth sings" is a part of the fellowship program*, and will be held after Sunday evening services in the homes of church members.

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  1. The Bakersfield Californian,
  2. 06 May 1948, Thu,
  3. Page 7

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