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4D 'vron cac0'i Journal. Sunday, December 14, 10Z3 Glacial Ice Started On As Natural 4 JT.A OTltniKS Akromte's Book Says 1 f ! i i . I - l--4sis ..N"' 1 , k I 1 I v- I if I sAaJLaAjlI ROZ RUSSELL ...Auntie Mame is easy JAYE P. MORGAN ...her folks get letters WALTER WmCHELL Name -Bropping-It's A Broadway Craze " Silhouettes About Town: Billie Burke (Mrs. Florenz Ziegfeld) seeking refuge under the Waldorf doorman's pmbrella... Irene Dunne, the UN delegate, at the Envoy. . .Fred Astaire floating along 5th Avenue. . .Tough . Guy James Cagney killing an eclair at Sardi's.. .Patti Page and husband harles O'Curran dining at the Colony. . . i Sir Laurence Olivier, King of British actors, enjoying America's stage Queen, Helen Hayes, at 'Touch of the Poet".. .Ann Sheridan and Scott McKay tablefor-twoing at Brown's... "Music Man" Robert Preston at the Embers absorbed in a copy of the new book about the theater, "The Passionate Playgoer".. .Comic Myron Cohen, who , calls "Flower Drum. Song", (cast with Orientals) Broadway's Hottest Tickee. ' CAST OF CHARACTERS: Anne Victoria, a singer, who got a 4-figure wage at . ,,,1 the Palace Theater in the k"" 1 long ago. Now belting out Bf-',v j songs at the Amateur Tal-IV! A I ent Contests everv Thurs day in the Lighthouse Cafe ...Marge Cameron, a talented comedienne headlining at the Boulevard, was a Macy's salesgirl 2 years ago ...Imogene Coca, co-star of "The Girls In 509," grows peppers In her undressing-room.. . 'Susan Strasberg, a . star, wanted to be realistic in "Shadow of a Gunman." She flew to Ireland to buy a dress that she thought the character she portrays would wear... Jazz stars Red Allen, Cozy Cole and Coleman Hawkins at the Metropole are all in their 60s... Peggy McKay, who gets $85 per week actressing in ."The Failures," uses it for tips. Family's rich. Broadway Celebrity: Singer Jaye P. Morgan makes no mad dash for public attention... She shuns night dubs, movie premieres and public feuds, all good copy for the papers... She pals around with her three brothers, writes to her folks in Iowa every day and knows big success comes to those who keep trying to improve their specialty... She has only one gimmick... Her name Jaye P. Morgan, after the long-ago billionaire... She is really Mary Margaret Morgan. ROSALIND RUSSELL, the shooting star, gave off sparks in a tv reprise of "Wonderful Town" and is popping fiery fragments in the film version of "Auntie Mame." Susan But life hasn't been all Stardust and . applause for Miss Russell. She has known the meaning of failure. The star once noted: "I'll match my flops with anybody's, but I wouldn't have missed 'em. Flops are a part of life's menu and I'm never a girl to miss any of the courses"... Before "Wonderful Town" opened on Broadway, Miss Russell went to St. Patrick's and prayed for mixed notices. The morning after she inspired unanimous raves, she returned to St. Patrick's for a two-word prayer: "Thank you." When asked to explain her starcess secret, she comments: 'There are no secret formulas. Only hard work, good health and always play to the balcony; it pushes the floor. Talent alone won't get you past 'the fourth row." The star's personal philosophy; incidentally, echoes Auntie Mame's phrase: "Live, live, live, live!" Vignette: His name is Corbett Monica, a comedian... He was playing a weekend date at an upstate resort hotel... The applause was so good he delivered a speech of thanks... "I was never worried," he said. "I knew I was well protected tonight. My lawyer Is here, the President of my Union is here, and last, but not least, my good friend, the Captain of the Police Dep't Is here". . .While he was orating his room was robbed. VICTOR MATURE'S new amour is Lady Jane Keith, 23-year-old beauty, directly related to Her Majesty... Ava Gardner will introduce Arthur Weber, handsome dress mfr, to her kin in North Carolina during Yuletide.. .Lola Fisher, understudy to the leading lady of "My Fair Lady," has a new pursuitor, James Hamilton, heir to a Midwest railroad fortune... Aren't the Steve Lawrences (Eydie Gorme) trying to keep a happy event a secret?... They say Vic Damone has flipped over Brazilian film star Rossina Pagan... Laureen Bacall's real reason for returning to Europe "to live and make pictures" involves two admirers. A wealthy Spaniard and a noted British politico. THE STORY of Desilu is one of the great success sagas. It is now a multi-millionaire dollar empire. Its stock was issued to the public the other day. In common with most success stories, this one also has failures. Not so long ago, Lucille Ball was signed by a movie studio. She promptly wired her mother, brother and other kin to come and live with her. And she sent them money for the trip. The same week, Lucy's option was dropped by the studio. She then wired her family: "Come anyway but come by bus." She also borrowed $65 as a down-payment on a rented house. The years that followed were rugged. It took her 6 years to repay the 565. By HAL FRY The hunter crouched in the jungle undergrowth, almost unbreathing, and clutched his flint-tipped spear eagerly as his eyes combed every inch of the leafy wall around the water hole a few yards upwind. Cautiously in the misty twilight an antelope appeared, hesitated, head high, sniffing the wind, then moved toward the spring. Without sound, the hunter drew massive legs up under him, digging toes into the black leafmold for' his spring and throw. BUT SUDDENLY both hunter and hunted were stopped short from the business at hand. There was a split-second warning in . " great crashing through the trees and ferns then a tremendous onslaught of chunk Ice from the air. The startled antelope leaped toward the protection of the jungle wall but was burled under tons of Ice before he made it. The big trees around him shielded the man a moment longer long enough for terror to take hold and start him in a blind run. Then he, too, was snuffed out under an ice blanket that piled to thousands of feet in depth within seconds. THIS, according to "glacier detective" Dolph Earl Hooker, is about the way the beginning of the last great Ice age would have appeared to -one of our early relatives 100,000 or so years ago. The great ice sheets that covered much of the world over and over in eons past, says Hooker, did NOT form gradually through cyclic chill ing of some kind, and spread in creeping march through milleniums to their peaks, as geologists have generally assumed. Each of them, he contends, was dropped upon the earth almost instantly in immense ice storms from outer space and was Itself the cause, not the effect, of the chilling that undeniably took place. Furthermore, the last of them the one of which the Arctic and Antarctic ice caps are the last surviving rem- DOLPH HOOKER ...glacier key: sputniks Our Hearts Were Young -And Sleepy "And A Right Good Crew," by Emily Kimbrough. (Har pers, $3.95). Reviewed By BETTY JAYCOX It is my unhappy duty to be my usual prejudiced, onesided self, and recommend Emily - Kimbrough's latest book without reservation to all those who suffer from Insomnia. If you have a very bad case, you will be asleep in two pages. Ordinary, run-of-mine cases will be cured in two paragraphs. This was a sad awakening (asleepening?) to me. I chortled through "Our Hearts Were Young and Gay," which she wrote with Cornelia Otis Skinner, and a number of her other books. Emily Kimbrough has, basically, a genius for making trivia tremendous. The old touch is still evident in the first chapter of "And A Right Good Crew, when she and ner la-mous friends are planning a trip through England's canals. I thought I w.s In for a real treat. I loved Arthur Ko-ber, the producer, dramatist and writer, when he refused to take on emptying the garbage "because I had an unhappy childhood, poor and un-derprivlledged. If I am reminded of it, I might have to send for my analyst." But no one came alive, if you know what I mean. I wouldn't know Arthur Kober if I met him on the street. I just take Miss Kim brough's word for a character that is propped up on the page. ms TOMFOOL THIEVERY Pete Pilfered Pickled Peppers By M. G. PADDINGTOX Beacon Joarnil Special Writer . NEW YORK-They still haven't stolen the bathtub yet. But one of 1958's Loony Larcenists managed to get as far as the bathroom scales. Unfortunately, he didn't get i much further with them than a magistrate's court in Lon don, where he plaintively told the judge: "I don't know why I did it. I don't have a bath room." And while justice weighs that irony, consider these items on the year's roster of Tomfool Thievery. A peculiar pilferer probably named Peter purloined a peck of pickled peppers from a New Haven, Conn., cellar. In Covington, Ky., the loot Included five furnaces and two front porches. tS THE heavy goods department, top honors went to two men arrested in Ogden, Utah, for stealing "a 166-ton diesel switching locomotive. For sheer audacity, the medal went to a little old lady who walked Into a mid-town New . York City bank armed only with a glass of colorless liquid and threatened to throw acid at a teller unless he gave her $3,000. He obliged, and the little old lady disappeared in the milling throng of shoppers while Christmas carols drowned out the bank's alarm, ' ' THERE WAs 'poetlc justice of sorts, too. In Milwaukee, a burglar who masked his face with one of his baby's diapers was nabbed robbing the Bottoms-Up Tav-ern. ' In Jersey City, a forger awaiting trial" scribbled this verse: "I bounced a check, a cop bounced me; the judge said, 'Son. you'll do. about three.' " The judge confirmed his prophecy. In Paterson, N. J., a father who told his son in Jest to "go rob a bank" found out later the boy had done just as he was told. In Columbus, O., a housebreaker stole a television set, tried to sell it to a filling station proprietor, found himself dickering vith the set's original owner. And In. fapan, a thief mak- truck driver, arrested for stealing three tons of hotel and restaurant table cloths, who rationalized, "I only took the really dirty ones." THE MEANEST larcenists of the year, after lifting $20 from the cash register of a Washington dairy products shop, relieved a 12-year-old boy customer of two pints of ice cream and 31 cents. And the softest-hearted safe crackers operated in Bluefield. Va., where they took S400 from a supermarket but filled the store's Heart Fund coning off with a radar reflectori tainer wlth dimes before they j flonJafadjl nants today was literally the last, says Hooker. Because there's no more ice where this came from. HOOKER has presented his theory in a 148-page book, "Those Astounding Ice Ages" (Exposition Press, $3.50), that is to appear this month. He is not a professional geologist. Dolph Hooker, 75, now retired and living in Akron, was trained in architecture and structural engineering, and worked in those fields until after World War I. From 1920 to 1945 he was a partner in the Akron lumber firm of Yoho & Hooker. His interest in the mystery of the glaciers dates back to his participation in a gold stampede in Alaska a half-century ago. Awesome ice he saw there stirred his curiosity enough to start a piratically lifelong hobby of glacier study. WITH EACH of the many theories competing for acceptance about how the glaciers got here, he says and geologists grant there is some kind of fatal flaw that keeps it from making sense and fit ting the circumstances. Almost all assume a world wide chilling. If the whole earth chilled enough to account for these immense quantities of ice, he says, there couldn't have been enough seawater evaporation to get the water up, move it to polar areas and dump it in quantity great enough to explain the glaciers' size. It would have to have been hot to make all that water travel too hot to let all that snow stay unmelted. ABUNDANT evidence, Hooker says, gives reason to believe that it WAS hot. Hot, in fact, right up to some kind, of violent change that marked the beginning of each glacial epoch. No theory that assumes that all the water now on earth was here as soon as the planet cooled enough for the steam around it to condense and fall can escape blind alleys of impossibility, Hooker says. His theory Is that it wasn't. As the earth solkll- fled out of spinning, incandescent gasses, he says, the process drove the more volatile earth-stuff including water far out Into space. Some of it was thrown so far and traveling so fast that it got into orbital suspension spinning around the earth like a crowd of sputniks for ages upon ages. ASSUMING that this happened, you have a picture of an early earth forming its continents much as they are now but bigger. As it comes below the boiling point of water, that part of the original steam that stayed in atmospheric capture condenses and forms the seas but much smaller, and possibly two and a half miles lower, than they are now. Though millions of years may pass without sudden changes, things are not in balance. This murky mantle of flying minerals orbiting A Look At The Why Of Teen Delinquency "The Shmikl'p Generation," (Harper, $3.95). Reviewed by Harrison Salisbury By JOHN BIRD Maybe it's too simple: Harrison Salisbury's declaration that the home is the root of 95 per cent of gang conduct and behavior problems. Or "that a good family can do more for the adolescent in trouble than all the social experts in the catalog." The stress the Pulitzerl attitudes in his new book Prize winning reporter places would seem on .housing conditions, neigh-premise. had borhood customs and social to new refute this Jumble TH6 KINO Of PAYS THAT. ARB RAPIDLY DISAPPEARING NOCUPE at a U, S. air base was detected on the radar screen and caught THE OLD wheeze about "nobody here but us chickens" was topped in 1958 by: A New Britain, Conn., man caught up a cherry tree, who explained he was looking for apples. A house burglar in Vancouver, B. C, who argued, when identified by his victim, "How can you be sure? It was so dark I couldn't recognize you." And a Washington, D. C, left. IT TAKES a thief to catch a thief, you'll remember. But how about the Tokyo de-' tective, assigned to prevent purse snatching on commuter trains, who was arrested for snatching a purse on a crowded commuter train? Or the manager of a Miami. urm mar protected Dusmess-men from phony check passers who was sought by police for passing phony checks? The man to ask might be Sherlock Holmes. In Richmond, Va., a fellow by that name reported the theft of his automobile. J "" fm MA Steffi JhS FLEERI I v Lw4 cmanN I ' I FlIiPIE I I I I J LJ I HENRIE I '"N I 1 I I ' LISPMEG I Prii! (ii SURPRISE ANSWER In I Unscramble the six sets of letters, making a word of each Jumble. Print each word, a letter to a square. The letters you have printed on the circled squares may then be arranged to spell the surprise answer suggested by the cartoon clue. What Is It? Answer on Fare jo-D. Anyway, "The Shook-Up Generation" is a compelling report of the sources of teenage delinquency and delinquents themselves. Here, in bold outline against the good, gray aura of Togetherness stand the rebels with a cause. The book is an enlargement of a spries. of stories Salisbury wrote for The New York Times, earlier this year. To t?et his material Sails- j bury just crossed the bridge I into Brooklyn. There he found a Jungle teeming with Cobras, Apaches, Golden Arrows, Amazons, and what have you. These are the gangs, elaborately structured, that mold a sub-teen kid Into a juvenile delinquent version of an organization man. Despite its depraved influence on a youngster, the gang serves one function: It gives a boy status. The gang member Is often wretchedly poor. His parents, if any, largely ignore him. In school, he's considered a dolt. But in the gang he's important. There is no simple solution. As a start, offers Salisbury, treat the delinquent as a human being. r. earth may look like a "forever" thing. But the moon Is its undoing. CIRCLING the earth more slowly, because It is farther out, the moon gently pumpa a gravity brake on the orbiting junk. From time to time fractions of the "ring stuff" are pulled below orbital speed and start mighty tumbles to earth. The water part chills Into rocklike chunks in heatless outer space,. All of this Ice and cold water acts like ice in an old-fashioned refrigerator, chilling the earth, and in the process wiping out suddenly life forms unable to adapt to sudden temperature drop. ' THIS happens repeatedly the great storms millions of years apart. After the main onslaught of the last great storm, Hooker says, there may have been odds and ends still in orbit, the last coming down as mighty rain storms as late as historical times, The Biblical flood story which also appears in the legends of many peoples out of all contact with the ancient Hebrews and their cultural neighbors may be a pretty literal record of the last pf these super-storms. DR. Eugene Szmuc of Kent State's geology staff, preview-ing the book, found much to disagree with in Hook's documentation of his theory. Most important flaw, he thought, was Hooker's assumption that sea levels have never been substantially higher than they are now. Hooker called the underwater-life type of fossils now found profusely on land thoroughly high and dry "lake life." Dr. Szmuc said there could be no real question that much of it was genuine salt water marine life nor that these land areas, now exposed, were at some time below sea surface. ; At many other points, the geologist said, Hooker's enthusiasm for his theory, or possibly lack of d et a 1 1 e d knowledge, has led to misrepresentation of much well-known fart. REGARDLESS of the faults in documentation, though and Hooker In his book granted that there' were probably many Dr. Szmuc found his theory, "ingenious, Interesting and highly original," He thought It deserved serious consideration and investigation. The book goes into little delali on thy " nierhanlcs and Dr. S.niuc polnled out that It Is "just a theory not proved." But it's a new idea, and with further work may turn out to be a key to much closer Insight into earth history and the shape of what's happening on other planets.

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