SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20,1957 THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPORT, INDIANA PAGE NINETEEN GILBERT'S "What Young People Think" [Teeners A Little Cool Now On TV; Newspapers Are The Gainers By EUGENE GILBERT President of the Gilbert Youth Research Co. For America's youth, television's first boom seems to be fading. One of our recent polls indicates: 1. That young people are watch ing TV less than formerly. 2. That TVs' loss has been the gain of newspapers, radio and magazines. After questioning over 5,000 teen-agers, we learned that 41 per cent of them said they were spending less time watching tele, vision than in the previous year. At the same time 29 per cent had cut down on radio listening, compared with 12 per cent on news. paper reading. On the other hand, 52 per cent said .they were spending more time on newspapers than formerly, 43 per cent on radio, and 28 per cent on TV. Questioning these youngsters about .-their reaction to all three media, we dug up a lot of other interesting information. Newspapers "Practical" The teeners said that newspapers had the most practical value to them/were most dependable, most important in keeping them up to date, most helpful with homework, and that they carried the most believable ads, among other things. Television scored first on being most entertaining, and came in neck and neck with both radio and newspapers on the basis of being hardest to be without. Magazines were not out in front in any category listed under "most Value." A comment by Larry Gralla of Detroit seemed to strike the mood of a majority N bf. youngsters on newspapers. "I can't -conceive of a corn- Poll shows young people say they are spending less time on TV, while going in more for newspaper reading. plete day," he said, "without reading the news." Speaking up for television, Lila Miller asserted "I get so much more out of watching the dramas than I do from listening to them on the radio. I like to watch the old movies too." v Dislike Commercials While 48 per cent said they watched TV for two hours a day or more, 65 per cent judged themselves regular radio listeners. Twenty per cent said they divided time between'the two media, and seven per cent tuned in on neither regularly. Eight out of ten of the youths questioned said they read a newspaper the previous day ,and 92 per cent reported they read one every week. In every one of seven news categories about which we questioned these young people, they asserted overwhelmingly that they depended on newspapers for their information rather than on tele? vision -or radio. These categories were sports news, national and international- news, local news, teen-age news, school sports news and entertainment, news. Magazines led a single category-reti- quette information. Inquiring about the youngsters' likes and dislikes on radio and television, we found them pretty much in agreement on one point. They just don't care for commercials. Fifty-nine per cent said that's "what they like least about TV, and 48 per; cent had the same to say of radio. In the case of magazines, 40 per cent said that advertisements were what they like least, and 27 per cent said the same for newspapers. Nix On Soap Operas Speaking of TV' commercials, William.Morley of Dayton, Ohio, said "I know they're necessary, but I don't have to like them." What the young people liked most about newspapers were local, national and world news, comics and cartoons, and sports, in that order. Dramas and westerns topped the television list, followed by comedy shows and music'. Nearly seven out of ten girls and six of tea boys voted music programs and disk jockeys their "favorite radio fare. Some.added there was too much jockey and not enough music on a few programs. Trailing commercials on the list of television dislikes were repeated plays and movies, and finally the wide generalization of "stupid and poor quality programs." On the radio list of least wanted programs, soap operas were in the No. 2 spot, followed by forums and panels. As might be expected, perhaps, the soap operas were a shade less distasteful to the.girls than to the boys. How youngsters regard newspapers, radio, television and magazines: Newspapers Most Practical * 54% Hardest to be without 31 Most dependable 58 Most believable ads 47 . Most entertaining 3 Radio 16% 32 18 6 18 Television 17% 32 10 17 70 Maza- zines 13% 5 14 • 30 • 9 Jackie Coogan Grooming Daughter For Kid Role HOLLYWOOD CUP) — Jackie Ooogaoi, first kid star of the movies, is grooming his 4-year-old daughter, Leslie, to follow in his footsteps to moppet stardom. "I was just four years old when I started my first picture," Coogan grinned. "It was 'The Kid' with Charlie Chaplin .back in 1918, and it launched the biggest child e.ctor in history." Coogan, bald now and as homely as a rhinoceros,' earned 6^ rtiillion dollars before he was voting age. But by the time various factions were through cutting up .his fortune, Jackie ended up with a pittance. Considering his financial disasters, his plunge to obscurity and the heartaches of growing up in the public aye, why does he want Leslie to experience stardom? "It would be a great gratification for me," Jackie said. "I take a 'lot of pride'in her. Knows Perils of Stars . "There hasn't "been a real big child star since Shirley Temple end I think the public is rea'dy for.one. Besides, I know all the .pitfalls of being a fcid star", believe me, and I will see that she avoids them. "For instance, she can't lose any money" she earns. 'My law, 'The Coogan Law,' would protect her from all the financial troubles I went through." Jackie whipped out 'his wallet and produced a picture of Leslie. She's a blue-eyed, .blonde cutey who bears a close resemblance to Jackie when he Was that age. "So far Leslie, hasn't had any professional experience," Jackie .said, "But ran teaching her things •gradually.'— how to walk, turn, lower her eyes — all the things I learned as a kid. She dances, too. Worked Up Gag "We've already worked up a little gag. I ask her what her name is and .she says, 'Leslie Coogan.' I ask her what Mommy's name is and she says, 'Dodie Coogan.' Then I ask her what my name is and she answers, 'Jackie Cooper.' We all get a kick from that." Jackie has two otber offsprings, Anthony, 16, and Joan, 10. Neither is interested in an acting career. The heavy-set actor finds character roles in television and movies. His latest is a supporting role in "The Joker's Wild." "I figure Leslie should be ready lor her first movie role in three or four months," Jackie concluded. "So far it's just play for her— as it was with me when I was a child actor. Personally, I think she's got the makings to become 1 a truly fine little actress." New York was the llth state to ratify the Constitution. 20 ffiVORIIE WALLET PHOTOS From Your favorite Snapshots or Photos $1.00 Beautiful, Double Weight, Silk Finish Prints Only Have plenty to exchange with your friends and relatives We make the negative — No Charge QUICK FILM SERVICE 524 fiart Broadway Phone 4444 Young Homemakers Ask More Privacy in House WASHINGTON (UP)-America's mj«g home-makers want more privacy and more individuality in their homes. That was the conclusion of 100 housewives, averaging 31 years of age. who attended a "congress on better living" her e last week. 'All through the three-day ses- skin ran a strong demand for more privacy-Hstarting with bigger lots to. separate-'each house farther from the neighbors. With !i n the house itself, they wanted mere privacy for eaioh member of the family. A second bathroom to reduce 'family quarrels" was their first choice* for improvements. More ilexitfe wails to corner off a den for tfimr husbands,, a "room" for each child and "primp" space for themselves also wer e .high on their litt As for individuality, they de- mamded more "distinctive" exterior colors and objected to "de- volopuient" homes . •No single house style won majority favor. Slightly mor e than a fe'rd wanted a : split-level home, pearly that" many preferred the ranch housft style,' while the rest liked a two-s!ory colonial. But nearly all agreed on wanting more trees, and felt- builders should be prohibited- .from stripping them all off -a lot. The confsronce was sponsored McCa<H'.s Magazine to determine how today's homes meet the reeds and desires' of. their .occupants . 'The delegates, from 93 communities in 45 states, had previously 1 been top scorers in the magazine's decorating • and home improvement contests. Their median family income is $7,000 a year. .Good location ranked' high in their home desires. Their ideal spot would be near schools, churches and public transportation, "but not close to shopping '•(.enters. They also wanted neighbors, with similar incomes "so there would be less competition in keeping -up with the 'Joneses." One of the major shortcomings they'found in today's homes and equipment was a ''lack of iniform'a- tion" from builders, manoif.actur- ers and salesm'en about th e house itself and care of the equipment. EN CORNER MUSICAL NOTES - A new voice, that of Jimmie Rodgers, has made quite an impression on wax during the past month or so. Jimmie's trail 1 to success" begins in Camas, ; Washington, extends through '-; Korea, Tennessee, . California, and for-the present,, ends in New York. . He was with _ the Air Force in Jimmie Rodgers Korea when he begac plucking a guitar and building a .repertoire of folksongs. After leaving the Korean conflict he played around the Nashville, Tenn., area. A woman told him she had a song she ;hought he would like to hear. Jimmie liked this song, "Honeycomb," and added it to his list'of iunes. From Tennessee he went to Jaliforhia where he was discovered by Hugo Pieretti and Luigl Creatore, bosses, at Roulette Records. They liked "Honeycomb" and asked where Jimmie -had found it. He told them. After a little snooping the two found that "Honeycomb" had been written only ten years ago. The composers name? Bob Merrill, who also wrote "Doggie in the Window." It looks to us as though Jimmie Rodgers is on his way to stardom. " - * * * With the flu bug. that's going around, more people are going to be staying home nursing themselves and to pass the time away we suggest the record player. Here is a few new albums that will provide many pleasant hours of listening. Les Brown's "Composer's Holiday"; "The Great Jimmy Dorsey" by guess who; Tennessee Ernie's "0V Rocfcin' Ern"; "Pat's Great Hits," by Pat Boone; Billy Vaughn's "Melodies in Gold"; Billy Williams' Quartet, The Dukes 1 of Dixieland"; David Rose's "The Song Is You." New pop singles that might be hits: Autumn Leaves, by Keely Smith, played with a rock and roll beat; Rock The Joint, by Bill Haley and the Comets; Our Ann! versary by the Five Satins; Again, by Jiggs Carroll. The Everly Brothers' Wake Up Little Susie has "taken the No. 1 spot on the Press Parade Platters with Jail House Rock in the second spot. Here are the top ten tunes on the Press Parade Platters: 1. Wake Up Little Susie 2. Jail House Rock 3. Happy Happy Birthday Baby 4. Honeycomb 5. Plaything 6. Remember You're Mine 7. Just Between You and Me 8. Keep A' Knockin' 9. Chances Are 10. Be Bop Baby Thought of a forgetful lover:. Have I told you lately that I love you.' J. L. 9-Year-OId-"Wcmna Feel My Blade, Man?" .UPPER MARLBORO, Md. Private Chris F. Preston had stopped for a traffic light when the pair wielding knives approached and one said, "Wanna feel my blade, man?" Preston said he. could barely see them from the car. One was 9, the other 10. Judge Emmett H. Nanna said the youngsters were -"a little young to be in the 'mugging business," told their parents .to "lay on a little wood." "".-.. Apples keep best at temperatures slightly below 32 degrees, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica. _ v . ' Phone 4862 in advance and your order will be ready. BOLINS DONUTS 14th and Broadway Somebody Hooked The Bedclothes ELHHART, Ind. — Mrs. Yvonne Bellamy, Elkhart, woke up to, a startling sight one night recently. The covers on her bed were -"floating" out a nearby window. An investigation by her /husband, Harold, -showed the covers hanging partly out the window of the first floor bedroom had a hooked wire' fastened to them'. Someone had apparently hooked the wire onto the covers and started to pull them out She window while Mrs. Bellamy was sleeping. Vet Versus Lawyer Over Dog's Bill HOUSTON, Tex. A veterinarian recently won a court settlement of $500 against an attorney who left a dog in the animal hospital for 3% 'years. Dr. R. D. Ward, who cared for the half-breed bulldog, . said the unusual, thing about'the case was that the lawyer had soent more than $600.on doctor tills .for the do? before he left him in tihe hospital. New Ur. ion President ST. LOOIS (UP)".-— -Thioimias J. Jack TJoy'd of Chicago. Wednesday was instated as president of- the International Amalgamated -'Meat Cutters and_ Butcher Workers of North America. Lloyd, as first .vice president, suQceeded the late Earl W. Jim- mersoh who died Saturday in'East St. Louis. Some of the olive trees in Palestine are said to date back to the beginning of the Christian- era; ., Argansas' Grand Prairie section produces about one-fifth of the U. S. rice supply.'" ATTENTION- All High Schools We will be happy to print on this page news of your school and student activities throughout the school vear. Please send us your new* items addressed to .the Sunday Teen-age Editor, c-o The Pharos-Tribune and Logansport Press. • • ' 12 Mile Class To Give Mystery Play This Week TWELVE MILE.— The junior Class -play, "Mystery in the Library" a three act comedy will be presented in the school auditorium, Wednesday' evening, Oct. 23, at 8:00 p.rm Since the junior^ class boasts only one girl, three feminine. parts will be played by George Kunkle, . Jim Skinner and Buryl Woods. Other roles will be played by Deanna Fornero, Dale Sullivan, Billie Workings, Danny Elkins, Everett Moon, Robert Knill, Sherman. .Kantzer, John Yeargean, Larry Grable, Tom Helms, Sam Winegardner and Ronnie Abbott. Lindbergh Stephens, English instructor is- directing the production. Because of teachers convention Thursday and Friday, October 24, .and 25, there .will be no school. ,The psychology "class, taught by Brenton Graham, is administering eye examinations to the students. The equipment used is being furnished for a period of ten days by the Lion's club. A machine was purchased for uses in Logansport and another for use in the county schools/ by the Logansport Lions Club. Instructions for it's use was given to local club members at their meeting Tuesday 'evening. The annual District Sunshine Convention will be held Saturday, October 19' at' Northwestern high school. "Our Living Heritage" will be the topic used by the guest speaker, Mrs. Esther 'Kern Thomas. Those attending are Beverly Byers, Karen Clemens, Jane Kitchel, Lina Kunkle and Ruth Ann Ulerick. Mrs. Peg Kunkle will drive for the group. The election o,! . cheer leaders was held Wednesday, October 9, under, the .supervision of the Student Council. Tryouts were held in the gymnasium with the following candidates -participating: ; Sandy 'Babb, Karen Clemens, , Joyce Corn, Maryann Heiden, Nancy Louthian, Patty Moss, Ruth Ann Ulerick and Betty Ulery. After tryouts the students were dismissed to the .auditorium to vote by secret ballot.' The winners were Joyce Corn, Maryann Heiden and Patty Moss, TV for The Blind LANSING (^—Television- for the blind is' "coming to '-the • future, a Grand Rapids scientist predicts. " Dr.'R. T' Lustig; past president of the Michigan -Society of Osteo- pathi-: Physicians and a member of the State Board of Osteopathic Examiners, .. made the' -prediction here before • a Lansing civic elUb. Dr. Lustig also' .-is a 'scientific consultant to the U.S. 'Intelligence Sen/ice. ' . Research is now under ;way' that will- -"lead-., to : television picture transmission -directly to the bruin; Di," Luatig -said. "This isn't science fiction, it is at> its way," he said. Reds Run Contest for Sputnik Reports LONDON '(UP) — The Russians have ; borrowed a favorafce Western advertising gimmick. They ; are running .a prize conbest in coranec- tion with Sputoik. Moscow • • Raidio said prizes will be given for the most scientifically valuable report on the satellite, the most detailed .awl accurate description or. .visual :pbservation and^the best article, essay or Short story ••' about it. What are the prizes? Wfao is MALE POLISH Table Habits r ^r^ •* ", %v -, ,.' - ^,,. \ -''I Dance, Pcrrffrfe, for Monticello On Friday Might MONJniCEfLLO — A hayride'and dance for Monticello high school pupils will be added attractions for the Halloween fun planned jointly by the Jaycees and Greater Monticello Business Association this year. The traditional masquerade and parade on Friday, October 25, and the hayride and dance will get underway at the same time. The Halloween parade will be organized at 7 p.m. in front of NJPSCO and move to the stage west of the courthouse, where .the unmasking and pie-eating contest will take place. Bob Hardesty, will be master of ceremonies. Co-chairmen of the halloween • festivities are Larry Ferrell and Jack Boatright, who will be aided by August Huge, stage -decorations; Kenny McCracken, parade; Tom Carter, publicity; Jim Wiseman, judges; Bob White, police; Orville Cook, band, and Kenny Stevens, pie-eating contest. Over 400 parents were in attendance Tuesday evening for the first-meeting-of the Montieello- Union -Township Parents and Teachers Association held in the Lincoln school gym. Following the invocation, the salute to the flags and pledge of allegiance was given by Den 2, Cub Scout Pack 325. Perdue Powlen led in group singing with Mrs. Fred Schwanke and as pianist Sanr McCkllan, elem- entry. grade -school principal, introduced the program .for the evening. "Arithmetic in the Grades." Teachers explained different arithmetic methods in different grades. The November meeting of the PTA will be in the form of the Harvest Festival to be presented at South-Building .in November 12; at Woodlawn School on November 13. .'-. A full-time school and workshop for retarded children came a step closer Wednesday, October 9th, when plans' were made for a fund drive during Novemiber by the Council for Mentally Retarded -Children. The officers of the. unit are Robert ; Jenkins, president; Sam Wilcoxpn, vice-president; Mrs. Robert Elliott, secretary and James O.'Dell. . NEW OCCUPANT DENVER, Tenn.—It wasn't her granddaughter Mrs. Johnnie Cor-, bitt .found rattling - around in the child's .playpen one night. It was a baby opossum which had come into "the "house-and started playing .with the child's.toys....... '...... By DON GOODWIN . It's often said that if a person had to think about every muscle and movement involved in feeding himself he would probably starve to death. The same goes for manners. If a man worries throughout a meal about the niceties involved, he may not starve but he won't enjoy the meal either. The trouble witfo ignoring niceties altogether is, his companions may-not enjoy their meals. Coming to the rescue of both muscles and manners is, of course, habit. And in both instances the habit is the inconspicuous one. With luck the polished man can put away an entire meal so inconspicuously his nearest neighbor won't realize it. He just avoids anything that reminds people he's feeding his face. HE keeps his napkin on his lap, out of sight. He chews quietly, with his lips closed-. He doesn't chew and chatter simultaneously. Keeping sound effects at a minimum, he doesn't rattle his silverware. He doesn't smack his lips, even if the meal.is a honey. He doesn't lick his fingers. He eats-small bites, one at a time, and never takes two bites from the same forkful or two- sips from the same spoonful. He doesn't wash down every bite with a gulp of water. He wipes his mouth with a napkin before 'drinking; there are no .food marks on HIS glass -rim. When the meal is over, he doesnt push back his chair, rub .his stomach and moan ecstatically-, though the cook may love it. Nor does he produce a.toothpick and begin -poking, in his mouth. THESE are simple habits. Any reasonably polished lad of six can acquire .them, ' What really tests : a man's mettle are .the so-called problem' foods. -The classic example, of course, is corn-on-bhe-cob. A man intent on sailing through a meal unobtrusively may try to 'hold the cob with his fork and hack at it with his knife. This is a mistake. The thing just may go slithering across the plate.and into somebody's lap. No, it must be 'eaten by hand. Etiquette's only advice is: bite,' don't gnaw. Q & A on P's & Q's (Q) "My husband always wipes off the-silverware in a restaurant,, even a good restaurant. I've hesitated to correct him,.since, frankly, I've seen some silverware that 'NEEDED wiping. What's what?" —Mrs. H. H. Boston. (A) The next time you see dirty, silverware, politely call over the waitress and politely have it exchanged. , All- the wiping In the world won't "-wipe away those germs: from the last customer. ' (Copyright 1957, General Fea- .turas • Corp,) Moscow. .Radio did . not say. ..All .parts, .of the oleander plant are poisonous to eat. FOR THOSE WHO "CARE ENOUGH TO SEND TH1 VERY BEST &" Imprinted with your name! We have a complete selection of holiday' greetings to please every taste and purse in the new Hallmark Christmas Albums, now. , oh display. Your friends will appreciate your thoughtfulness,."when you care enough to send the very best" ^ You'll find the most, beautiful cordf in th« World in these albums,25 for $1.95 and up. Place your order now. Pay later when you pick them up. 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