The Salt Lake Tribune from Salt Lake City, Utah on January 28, 1958 · Page 18
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Our Universe May Not Be So Universal By Alton L. Blakeslee Associated Press Writer NEW YORK, Jan. 27 — Our universe is most likely shaped like a doughnut, a physicist •aid Monday. And quite possibly there are *t least several universes rather than just the one in which we live. These theories were described Monday to the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences by Dr. Wineton H. Bostick, physics professor at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, N,J. The doughnut shape could be expected because of the way hydrogen gas behaves, he explained. 1 All the billions of stars In the universe make up only one one-thousandth of the tot*! material. rest is hydrogen gas, and It's at least partly ionized or electrically charged. . Such gas seems to have an uncanny knack for generating Its own magnetic fields, Dr. Bostick continued. Under this magnetic influence, it could form the doughnut or ring shape. ' This happens in the laboratory when ionized gas is put in a magnetic field. The doughnut is one shape the gas prefers.^ take then. Dr. Bostick is noted for experiments of this kind. In some of his experiments, the gas took shapes resembling spiral galaxies, like our own Milky Way. Galaxies lire families of billions of stars. A doughnut-shaped universe might very well have a companion or twin, Dr. Bostick said. One universe in a sense could Ire "right-handed" in the way it spins and in other characteristics. The twin could be left- handed to balance this out. We humans are literally made of Stardust and are a kind of cosmic collector's item, the scientist suggested. The sun is 90 per cent hydrogen, but our bodies contain calcium, phosphorous, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron and sometimes silver, from dental- fillings. . Some of these chemical elements probably came from an ancient star which exploded, Dr. Bostick said, in a blaze of glory, and the debris formed our planets. • So although we "may judge ourselves to be spectacular in our present form, in a previous incarnation (as the stuff making up the star), we were truly magnificent." Teens Sought In 3 Killings LINCOLN, NEB., Jan. 27 '(INS) — A triple murder was discovered in Lincoln, Neb., late Monday and an -"all points" alert was broadcast for two teen-agers, one believed to be a daughter of one of the slaying victims. Lincoln police- identified the slain persons as 57-year-old Marion s. Bartlett, his 35-year- old wife, Velda Fugate Bartlett, and a 3-year-old girl believed to be their daughter. Authorities said the bodies were badly mutilated. Bartlett was found wrapped in rags in a chicken shed back of his home in West Lincoln. A pickup order went out for 14-year-old Carol A. Fugate, believed to be a daughter of Mrs. Bartlett by a previous marriage^ and 19-year-old Charles R. Starkweather. Confederate Bills Jump in Price Chicago Tribune Service CHICAGO, Jan. 27 — Save your Confederate money, folks —in some cases, it's worth more today than the American dollar. The price today in Chicago for the Confederate dollar bill, once a worthless object that was run off printing presses like wallpaper, was about 54.50. The Confederate 81,000 bill, according to Louis J. Castelli, owner of a stamp and coin market in the loop, is worth about $1,000. "There were only a" few of ihese printed," he said, "and they are wanted by many collectors." As collection pieces, the Confederate bills have a wide range in price. Castelli lists these prices for bills in good condition: 55.50 for the Confederate $2; $1.50 for the S5; S2 for the $10; $2 for the S20; S4.50 for the $50; $5 for the 1100, and $15 for the $500, The Salt Lake Tribune. Tuesday, January 28,1953 U.S. Brief* Among famous guests at The Waldorf was General Dwight D. Eisenhower, shown with manager, after return from Europe, From Sea of Red Ink, Tears Rose New Waldorf Tower Continued from Page 1. Central Railroad and an ugly power station with belching chimneys was on'it, but Boomer and the others could see, in their minds' eye,- the lofty, clean-lined skyscraper with the twin, aluminum towers. Financing it was another matter. The whole thing was .done in secret. Tried Backing Out Before the first steam shovel bit into the rocks and-^broken glass on the old lot, -some 'of the financial wizards tried to back out and Boomer had to pass the word, in confidence, to reporters that a new Waldorf was about to be built. When reporters checked the story with the reluctant backers, the financial men did not have the nerve to disown their depression baby. They honored their commitments and. some said, in bitter memory, that if it was to be 47 stories high, it might be a good place for jumping off. The New York Central Railroad pledged $10 million toward the cost of the building, plus a 20-year lease on the land. • In return for the 10 million, they would take their chances with the other investors, but; for the short-term lease, they wanted and got 50 per cent of the operating profits of the hotel. This means before taxes. Ground was broken. The new building began to grow. Nora Foley, head housekeeper, began to shop abroad for linens, for glassware, for spoons, for a thousand odd's and ends which would eventually total $3 million, ~ Others were in Europe picking up old marble fireplaces from decayed castles; tapestries, rugs, drapes. In America, they were buying glass and automatic elevators and desks and chandeliers and stainless steel doors, paintings, beds, settees,' mattresses, lamps, coffee tables, switchboards, c h i n a w a r e—a thousand lots. Old employees, who had been out of work, were called back. There were new uniforms; new smiles. The riveters were still working on the tower floors when the King and Queen of Siam were ushered into the hotel by Mr. Boomer. Frank Ready, who had worked with Boomer at the old Waldorf, was appointed resident manager. He took two ladies up to the 38th floor to look at a small 515,000 a year apartment and, while they were looking, the elevators shut down for the night and Mr. Ready and his women bad to walk down to the lobby. The hotel was hardly finished when the president of the Wrigley Co., E. L. Atwatcr, moved in. j So did Charles Edison of New Jersey, the president of Gotham Hosiery, and Will Hays. On the opening day, in the autumn of 1931, Oscar stood at the head of the lobby stairs, older, grayer, stouter, The guests poured in and he bowed his stiff, Swiss bow and some of the older ladies patted his hand lightly en passant and said: "It's not really like the old days, is it Oscar?" The ground floor was so jammed that one columnist said everybody should come back the next day to take a look at the rugs. In the ballroom, '2,000 persons sat and a loud speaker opened iip and they heard-the voice of Herbert Hoover, President of the United States, speaking from the White House; ' "Our hotels," he said, "have become community institutions. They are the central points of civic hospitality." V A now-unknown man traveled in from Chicago to be the first to sign in as a guest at the new hotel. But Mr. Boomer permitted Charles Hayden, of Hayden- Stone—a. heavy investor in the Waldorf-Astoria—to have that honor. . The man from Chicago was indignant and, unconsciously, he became the first to check out. • That night, the manager's roster showed 500 guests in the 2,200 rooms. Two blocks away, the Berkshire Hotel, begging for guests, was advertising: "Rents adapted to current conditions." In the breasts of the backers there was a small shudder: "Coald this be the wrong hotel at the wrong time?" It was. For years afterward; the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel lost money. It lost millions as though they were going down a coal chute to the Central tracks below. In the recorded histories of the hotel—James McCarthy's "Peacock Alley" and Horace Sutton's "Confessions of a Grand Hotel"—there is not much material about the hard years. The new Waldorf-Astoria was eight years of age before the accountants .screwed the top on the bottle of red ink and tossed it into the basket. arl0r ' bcdroom * nd Roberto Sues For Divorce From Ingrid ROME, Jan. 27 (INS)—Rome civil court records disclosed Monday that Italian film director Roberto Rossellini formally sued actress Ingrid Bergman for annulment of Ihelr broken marriage. She did not contest the action. The Rossellini suit was based on the grounds that the Swedish-born beauty was not free to marry him May 24, 1950 because at the time she was still legally linked to her first husband, Dr. Peter Lindstrom. MISS BERGMAN'S attorney stated that "she doesn't deny :he fact" and 1 "submits herself to the court's ruling and jurisdiction" so far as legal points are concerned. Neither Miss Bergman, 42, nor Rossellini, 51, who have been legally separated since Nov. 7, appeared in court. She is now doing film work in London and is represented by the legal firm of Ercole Grazi- adel. Rossellini last was reported in Paris. Bride, 18, Dies WESSINGTON SPRINGS, S.D., Jan. 27 (#) —The week- old marriage of Patty Duncan Burg Rasmussen, 18, and Lars Rasmussen, 77, ended in tragedy Sunday. The young woman's body was fourid in her foster parents' garage, a .410 shotgun nearby. Coroner Day Schryei- ruied the death a suicide. Young Rites Today PROVIDENCE, R.I., Jan. 27 (£>)—The- body of Robert R. Young, Newpor.t rail magnate, arrived at Union Station here aboard his private car Monday. Funeral services .for the 60- year-old board chairman-of the New York Central Railroad, who took his own life Saturday in Florida, will be held at noon Tuesday at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in nearby Portsmouth where^ Young was listed as a member of the parish. Roommate Killer Sane 5 Says Jury REDWOOD CITY, CALIF., Jan. 27 (INS)—A jury of seven men and five women Monday found that Suzanne Elaine jSoule was sane when she com- imitted the flatiron murder of her roommate, Catherine (Kit) Elvins, 19. The verdict means that the 20-year-old Miss Soule must go to prison rather than a state mental hospital. The same jury previously convicted the Freeport, N.Y., girl of second degree murder, making mandatory a sentence of from five years to life imprisonment. The blonde Miss Soule took i the verdict in the same unemo-! tional manner which character-i ized her conduct throughout two ! trials—the first on the murder harge and the second on her iplca of not guilty by reason of I insanity. j Lady? AUSTIN, MINN., Jan. 27 — A door-to-door salesman who heaps abuse on persons who don't buy was being sought by Austin police Monday for not having a solid- tor's permit. Five housewives reported the man, who said he was recommended by a local pastor, became rude and abusive when he didn't make his $28 sale. The pastor said he had never heard of the man. Rec-' • ords do not show the man applied for a solicitor's permit. What is the mar. -selling? Bibles. Truman Homestead INDEPENDENCE, MO., Jan 27 (UP) — Former President and Mrs. Harry S Truman Monday sold a 220-acre tract of farm land near Grandview, Mo., to a group of investors for development of a commercial and resi dential project to be known as Truman Village. Name Ingrid Bergman . , . Did not contest annulment action. Selznick Gives Up Retirement To Make 'Farewell to Arms' David (X Selznick came out of a nine-year voluntary retirement to produce Ernest Hemingway's "A Farewell to Arms." Well remembered for his all time great attraction "Gone With the Wind," and many others, including ''Rebecca" and "Duel in the Sun," Selznick has been for many years identified with the b=st in motion pictures. "A Farewell to Arms" is scheduled soon for the Uptown and Villa theaters. Rock Hudson, Jennifer Jones and Vittorio de Sica are stars of the World Wai- I classic of love amidst the horrors of war. Hudson is tho young American ambulance driver who falls in love with nurse Catherine Barkley. They live a full, rich life together during the few months alloted them during the raging battle for the Italian Alps. "A Farewell to Arms" is being brought to the screen with remarkable fidelity to its author. The company was on location in Italy for more than eight months filming all the sequences in the actual locales of the novel, Rita to Marry Again SANTA MONICA, CALIF., Jan. 27 (UP) — Four-times married actress Rita Hayworth and film producer James Hill said Monday they hoped to be married in a week or 10 days after a surprise visit to thCx-marriage license bureau. Hedda Hopper's Looking at Hollywood Ruth, Clifton Team in 'Pennypacker' TT^*\T T *TTT»^>x^w* _ HOLLYWOOD — I wonder why Charles Brackett doesn't try to get Ruth Gordon to co-star with Clifton Webb in "Mr. Pennypacker?" Ruth's husband will be here writing a screen story..Clifton says that "Holiday 'for Lovers" may be made before tho other since Luther Davis' script of it is finished. And says he: "Don't raise your eyebrows, I'm not the lover. I'm playing an eccentric Frank Lloyd Wright character." Singing Duo ^ When Arthur Freed made "Gigi" there was no singing duct with Leslie Caron and Louis Jourdan. Now they've had a preview and those who saw it are raving about it. But Lowe and Lerner, wrote the score, thought they should have the lovers singing to- "gether, so they wrote a Humber for them. If Leslie can postpone her English picture, •she'll return and do.it. When Nick Todd, Pat Boone's brother, arrived to cut a show with Bob Hope he was met at the airport 'by Miss America of 1957—Marion McKhight—and you've rarely seen such love scenes at an airport. She's attending UCLA drama school and trying to talk him into doing the same. Before leaving New York Mamie Van Doren bought a Continental with special upholstery to suit her star rating. She aims to keep up our tradition of glamor-or die in the attempt. DETROIT, Jan. 27 (/P)— When the man who robbed the Warrendale Finance Co. of 5239 fled., he left behind a partially filled out loan application that read: "Watson Thomas, 7525 Bea- verland." OBVIOUSLY A phony name, said police—until a woman clerk picked out in police files a picture of "Thomas Watson, 7525 Bea- j vc-fland." Police said Watson, 28, who is held for investigation, told them: "I got so excited it was the only name I could think of." Hoffa Cancels Fund Chic* so Tribun* Service CHICAGO, Jan. 27 (#) — James R, Hoffa, newly elected head of the powerful International Brotherhood of Teamsters has ordered a halt in collection of funds from union of- flcials to aid in the defense of others who get into trouble, it was learned here Monday. Hoffa also has r/rfr/cd the refund of sums solicited and for the cancellation of notes that have been signed for the fund. Ex-Publisher, 47, Dies EAST HAMPTON, N.Y., Jan. 27 (/T)—Robert D. Levitt, 47, formerpublisherof the American weekly and ex-husband of singer Ethel Merman, was found dead at his country home Monday. Authorities said a note indicated he had killed himself. Levitt, a brother of Now York State Comptroller Arthur Levitt, was found by a housekeeper Monday morning lying fully dressed on a couch in a second- floor den x»f the home. JOAMQBKT Sloan Simpson is set for a role in "The Pusher." Does that mean she sells it or uses it? Films on Dope All these films about dope make me want to cry out to high heaven. But who is left to hear? Randolph Churchill's lee- ture here, if you can call it that, will be "Britain and This Modern Age." Sarah's new matinee show is titled "Love Out of town." Sidekick Role Patricia Owens co-stars with Audie Murphy in "The Gun Runner" for - United Artists. She's seeing her former husband, Sy Bartlett, again, but we don't think anything will come of it. Everett Sloane also: has been set to play Audie's sidekick. I wonder-if Billy Wilkerson knows what a prize he's getting when Al Scharper joins his Hollywood Reporter. Scharper's a fine editor and writer, and a sensitive, honest human being. The day we were on Guam he searched 1 the island for the resting place of his brother who was killed there during the war, but couldn't find it. 9 UT Of Uft 00 CUT TO A MOvif Play* our TO A MOVE! Op-. 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