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Eighteen Logansport, Indiana, Pharos-Tribune George Lewis 7 Academy Really Laughing Matter By DOC QUIGG United. Press Staff Correspondent NEW YORK (UP)—To George Q. Lewis, the tendency of many Americans to look dov/n their noses at the titter, the chuckle, the giggle, the hyena, the bamboola, the yuk, tie boffola, and the yok— in the order of increasing intensity named—is no laughing matter. He believes we should laugh aloud and like it. "Very few people laugh aloud at home watching TV," he says. 'They may smile, or snicker, but that doesn't do you any good. You got to laugh—the way they told Ike to do when he flubs on the golf course. I feel that laughter Is a therapy and also a culture. "And people arc- self-conscious about laughing aloud in a crowd. Why should laughter be almost illegal? This is not the America I once knew. People are not expressing themselves." To the snd of the shoring up this sag in our culture, Lewis has started a laughing academy. Each Wednesday night, 10 to IS persons go to school, just for laughs. Tuition is $1 a night. In Different Tones The school has two instructors. One, Lou Dukay, is a comedian who has been laughing, more or less regularly, for 30 years. The other is Madelain Klein, a Hunter ColJege student who is writing a laughter thesis. "We do this laughing about an hour," Lewis explained. "First Lou and Madelain lecture. Then we ask the people to get up and laugh in different tones. Give out. Express themselves. We run the scale, up high to down low: Heehehahahahohohohohawhaw. "Then we get the group to laughing in chorus to music. We do 'Tea for Two' — HA ha-ha, HA 110 ho-ho —only' sometimes it sounds like 'April in Paris.' I guts to be a free-for-all after a while. People go off on their own. "We'ye got a pharmacist, a housewife, a clerk, an advertising art man, a traffic manager, a purchasing agent, an arsenal worker, and a court reporter, among ilherH, School will keep on going until they get sick of laughing, far as I'm concerned. To me it's a serious business. These people are enjoying a new culture." 117 Different TyjMjs It might" be well to remark here that Lewis is the Instigator and driving force behind National Laugh Week, Uie National Association of Gagwritcrs, the Laugh Olympics, the Comedy Workshop, Humor Hall of Famu, and other desperate attempts to limber the country's mirth posture. He claims that when his pupils complete the laugh course, they'll know tho proper place to laugh In a joke fat the end, ho claims), Jiow to laugh at homo when the canned laughs are missing from TV shows, and how to classify some 117 different types of laughter. "The' yok, for instance," he said. "That's the big one—the explosion —the one the comics pray for. The yuk is a long "shade lower than the yok. The boffola is bigger than a yuk but to so big as a yok. The bamboola, that's a small type laugh — hahaha, like that — but heavier than a chuckle." Lewis is philosophical about the academic life. "People don't have to come to 'my school. They can stay home and laugh, and send me a dollar, if they want." Twelve Mile Evening worship service for Council of Churches will be at the Skinner Church; Sunday evening, May 26. Rev. John Turley will bring the message. , The .annual business meeting of the Skinner Christian Church will be held Monday evening, May 27, at the church. The twenty-fifth annual Alumni School will be held in the school gymnasium, Saturday evening, May 25. A basket supper will be served at 6:30. Sixty boys are trying out for the Litle League Baseball teams being sponsored by the Local Lions Club. Weather permitting, teams will practice Saturday, morning at 10.-League play will start June 6. Members' of the Home Nursing classes recently completed, received their pins at a meeting, Thursday evening at Memorial Hall. Those completing the class were Evelyn Johnston, Velma Hopkins, Peg Kunkle, Evelyn Brenton, Flora Skinner, Nellie Slifer, Wilma -Metz, June Crimmins, Rosemary Swanson, Hazel Swanson, Lena Eurit, Norma Gearhart, Ilene Babb, Sally. Bookwalter, Carol Townsend, Roberta Hoover, Carolyn Lundquist, Divola Smith and Marjorie Kime. A gift of appreciation from the class mem bers of an evening bag and money was presented to Eileen Slifer who was instructor of the class. Members of the eighth grade enjoyed a party at the schoolhouse, Monday evening. Members of the. freshman class and their sponsor, Miss Rache' Bell enjoyed games and refreshments of cake and orangeade at their party at the school recently at Memorial Hall 'because of bad weather. Plans were made to make favors for State Hospital patients at their next meeting. . A Mother-Daughter tea at the Bethlehem Methodist Church, Tuesday evening, sponsored by the Women's Society of .Christian Service was attended by approxi- 'mately 100 ladies. Mrs. Richard Reahard gave a piano prelude as guests arrived. The welcome was given by Margaret Johnson, president of the group. Tribute to Mothers was given by Eleanor Mikesell with/ response by Martha Scott. Prayer was led by Bette Young.' A vocal duet was given by Lavonne Young and Nola Jean I Champ. : Mrs. Fred Zeliers, Rochester gave a very interesting and amusing talk. Mrs. Margaret Johnson presented gifts to Mrs. Lavonne Young as the youngest grandmother and to Mrs. Fred reunion of the Twelve Mile High Girl Scouts held their cook-out FOR GRADUATION 'Going Places' with the Graduate/ SHEAFFERS SNORKEL PEN large gift-selection of models, colors and prices A. SINTMM, $23.50 D. STATESMAN, $1».» CSPECIM, J7.9J Sheaffor's Snorkel Pent from $7.95 up Other Shecrffen $3.75 up Come in Today! Test "Snorkel" Yourself ALSO BASTBRIBROOK PENS Your name in jjold loftori froo on •ach pen and pencil Timberlake's Gift Shop "Headquarter* for Finn Fountain Pom and PencHs" Carson, the eldest grandmother. A daughters chorus composed of Margaret Young, Doris Griest, Patty Moss, Tracy Young, Margaret Champ, Linda Benedict and Lynn Wilson directed by Mrs. Mary Reahard . gave a number. 'Guests were invited to the dining room for punch, homemade cookies, nuts and mints. Outgoing and incoming presidents, Margaret Johnson and Martha Scott presided' over the serving, table. The table was decorated with a geranium centerpiece flanked by white candles. Committees for the occasion were program, Margaret Johnson, Bette Young and Carolyn Lundquist; decorations, Peg Kunkle, Frances Ulerick and Evelyn Brenton; refreshments, Zella Moss, Helen Bookwalteri Bette Young and Geneva Bookwalter. Pet and Hobby club, meeting was called to order by Diana Con- rad, vice president at Memorial Hall, Wednesday evening. Bobby Green read the secretary report and a thank you card from the Neal Home • for Easter favors. Members heard the "Mother's Day Story" read by Mrs. Guinevere Green and followed with group dis- p cussion. For handicraft, each iriadej memo pads for their mothers.^ Leaders IMrs. Guinevere Green and Mrs. Dorothy Conrad met with them. 'Club members also put on a .program for the Farm Bureau which consisted of devotions by Alan Walton; an exercise by Bobby Green, John Conrad, Keith Conrad and Alan Walton; vocal solo, Annette Walton; recitation by Dannie Nead; an action story by all entitled "Helping Mother". Diana Conrad gave a closing verse followed by group singing of the Pet and.'Hobby song. Eight children attended. Mrs. Letha Blacksten announces Monday Evening, May 27, 1957. the marriage of her daughter, also the daughter of the late George ter of Mrs. Blanche Wilhelm, 604 E. Ninth Street, North Manches- Smith, Martina Emily Smith to ter is recuperating at her home Jack Donovan Howard, son- of Mr. I from injuries sustained in »n au- and Mrs. John Howard, Sr., Mich- tomobile accident. She expects to igan Avenue, Logansport. The marriage took place March 21 at the have her arm in a cast and to b« on crutches for six weeks. They home of the Rev. Ernest Carroll:are former local residents, who performed the ceremony. The I A report from Mrs. Nora Fouts, couple plan to reside in Logans-1 Kansas City, Missouri reports that port where the groom is employed) rscenl X-rays show that Mrs. Jonat the Gust Service Center. The;nie Morrow is getting along fine, groom was graduated from Logans-;The bones are in fine condition port High School with the class of,and are knitting very nicely. Mrs. 1949. His bride is a 1957 graduate Morrow, a local resident fell whil« of Twelve Mile High School. Mr. and Mrs. Homer Wilson, Jr., Logansport are parents of a son, born Saturday, May 18 at St. Joseph Hospital, Logansport. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. visiting there. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Payne and Mrs. Cornelia Ault visited Mr. and Mrs. Vern Ault, South Bend, Sunday. Mrs. Vern Ault is recovering after surgery four weeks ago and William Brentori. |Mr. Ault is now a patient at St. Miss Laura Lee Wilhelm, daugh- Joseph Hospital there. HURRY! LAST WEEK BENNETT'S YOUR OlD BEDROOM OR LIVING ROOM SUITE IS WORTH $ 40oo ^^f^LB ASA •Jj ^H^ TRADE-IN ON ANY LIVING ROOM OR BEDROOM SUITE IN STOCK! JUST RECEIVED Many New Living Room and Bedroom Suites To Select from. All the newest stylingi and designs. Trade in your old suite and savol 10% DISCOUNT FOR CASH NO Carrying Charges On Term Purchases 313-3IS E. 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