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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 66

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, December 22, 1957
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PAGE TEN THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and tOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPORT, INDIANA SUNDAY, DECEMBER S3,1SST FASCiNATINC BUSINESS Christmas Trees in Full Bloom This time of year the fir tree comes into its own. Christmas trees are in great demand. Trees are a big business too. The days when we could take the family splitting axe into a neighborhood woodlot to cut a Christinas tree are nearly gone. Farmers have discovered that trees are valuable. Scotch, red and white pine and balsam trees are shipped in by the truckload. Many of these are nursery trees, grown especially for holiday decorations. In Michigan, particularly, tree farms have beer; developed. The trees are hand planted and as they mature and reseed themselves, the seed' lings are transplanted to be har- ; vested when they mature. They are sprayed twice a year to guard against insects. Certain of the big companies that wholesale trees over the entire country cut trees all year Screen's Boldest Love Story! UHTHTHEY M-G-M • starring JEAN SIMMONS JOAN FONTAINE PAUL NEWMAN PIPER LAURIE win, Charles DRAKE • Sandra DEE Matinee Today PLUS THIS BIG HIT RO X Y ' ' TODAY, MONDAY 2 Westerns - 3 Cartoons Open Daily 1 p. m. SUB. THRILLS Richard Widmark long and preserve them in specially, equipped warehouses. Special dyes maintain the bright green hues. Since Christmas trees in pastel shades have come into style, many different dyes are used now. Most of us prefer the freshly cut pine or fir tree. During the season which lasts from the last days oE November to the early hours of Christmas day, cutters, truckers, and sellers work together in a co-ordinated effort to bring trees to Logansport. Many methods are- used to cut the trees -in the woods. In the smaller operations, a hand axe or saw is used. On bigger scales, a power saw it utilized. The trees are dragged to the waiting trucks and lashed down. Very soon they are delivered to waiting retailers. Retailers vary from the local super market with 50 trees propped up on its sidewalk to a vast lot with 100 to 1500 trees carefully arranged according to size, type, and price. Wholesalers often take contracts in January, nearly a year before delivery. At the appointed time, j the trees are delivered, marked, and arranged for sale. If the season is good and trees are relatively scarce, selling may continue at a furious pace well into the day before Christmas. Lot men generally agree that this' weekend, the last before the Big Day, will be the busiest time oif all. Many lots offer a custom cutting service. Specifications are left with .the seller and he has a special tree cut. to suit the buyer. Churches often take advantage of this service. One particularly interesting type of lot is the one at which the buyer goes out into the woodlot with the owner, selects the tree of his choice, and cuts it on the spot. This broadens the selection somewhat and preserves to an extent the old-fashioned thrill of tree hunting. Prices are a little lower 1 too.' * The most popular tree by far is the scotch pine. This densely needled ice-cream cone shaped conifer is followed in number of sales by the red pine. The balsam runs third. Processing of the trees at the i lot ,may vary greatly. Most lots sell ready-made stands attached to the tree. If the tree is thinly branched on one side as is often the case, bundles of evergreen boughs for patching may be purchased. Wedge the branches securely into holes drilled into the main trunk and even a downright scrawny, balsam can be made to look be;\itifully symetrical. The left-over boughs, 'combined with a CROSSWORD PUZZLE Answer to Yesterday's Puxzl* ACROSS 1—Tran quillty 6—Journeys forth II—Set of volumes 12—Peaceful 14—Goddess of discord 15—Have a fondness for 17_Symbol for calcium 18—Baker's product 19—Sleeveless . cloak 3 20—Outfit 21—Maiden loved by Zeus 22—Swift 23—Tree trunk 24—Sticks to 2tj—Frolics 27—Finishes 28—Appear 29—Upends 31—Body of vehicle 34—Man'a name 35—Walks unsteadily 36—A continent (abl>r.) 37—In music, high 38—Secret writing (PL) 39—High mountaip 40—Pronoun 41—Having lesa color 42— Turkish regiment 43—Walk leisurely 45—Commission 47—Goes by water 4S— Cut into small pieces DOWN 1—Punctuation mark Doc Quigg Takes a Quick Tour Through Toyland 2—Great Lak« 3—Three-toed sloths 4 —Symbol for cerium 5—Flees 6—Discharged 7—War god. 8—Communist 9—Printer's measure 10—Med iterranean island II—Cuttlefish 13—Enclosures for animals 15—Sacred bull 15—Pasteboards 20—\yanderB 22—Leases 23—Consp.crata 25—Slave 26—Rings 28—Cropped closely 29—Athletic grouDS .10—Bays SI—Give up 32—Interior S3—Savory 35—Baker's products 38—Hail 39—-Wings 41—Hawaiian rootstock 42—Part of tircl» 44 —Sun god 45—Japanese measur* Eel Scientist Makes Startling Discovery THOSE GAY, GORGEOUS PLAYGIRLS! •v* The most praised picture of the year! "AM pure fun and delight!"—LIFE "A fine musical comedy!" -TIME "Something to cheeraboutP —Louclla Parsons "It's out of this world!" —HcdJa Hopper (In French they call them, "Les Girls".» LEATHER JACKET AND JUKE-BOX ROMANCE! The hottest, most spectacular dance numbers you ever saw! LIFE WAS A BUBBLE OF CHAMPAGNE! (V/alcfi for the year's "find", Kay Kendall, the screamingly funny comedienne —gorgeous, too!) M-G-M presents HSOLC. MEN FOUGHT OVER THEM! From Paris to London to Madrid, they had a wonderful time — two-timing the wolf-pack! starring •KAY KENDALL -T1AL1G GH KELLY • Co-starring JACQUES BERGERAC . Screen Play b, JOHN PATRICK • Slor, Music and Lyrics ty COLE PORTER • In Cinera&opj and HETROCOUW Jssociats Producer SAUL CHAPLIN • DirecUd by GEORGE CUKQR THE LOGAN THEATRE Starting Christmas Day number of years of growing and maturing in fresh water, eels suddenly stop eating. Fat Provides They're gorged Eel's Energy with their fat, even to the point of changing their color. These "silver ee'.s" slip down the rivers into the sea. Their fat provides the energy for a long journey and for breeding, and then they die. Their larvae are tiny and transparent which preserved They over mals smaller they grow as than they. Slowly sl.owly they cover NEW YORK (UP)—Imagine the astonishment of a scientist when a newly captured eel turned 'out i to belong to the most mysterious of the eel families, Anguilla Ob- seura. If you were an eel scientist and had been in his place, you would have been astonished, too. He was in South Africa; his specimen had been taken in the headwaters of a South African river. But Anguilla obscura is a Pacific Ocean eel. Never before had one of them been taken west of New Guinea, which is some 7,000 miles east and north of South Africa. Dr. R. A. Jubb, ictliyologist- of Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, reported the find. Travel Far To Breed Science had known eels travel great distances to breed and their offspring, while still in larvae form, repeat those journeys in going to the places where their parents came from. But science hadn't known the distances could be anything even approaching 7,000 miles — 2,000 to 3,000 miles are the established routine distances for family-minded eels and the resulting young. For instance, the common American eel (Anguilla Chrysypa) go no farther than the waters southeast and south of Bermuda after leavig the coastal rivers in If" tne P^s in a taxi ar which they spent their adult lives. been unable to trace them Perpetuating the eel is a fatal business for eels. What triggers the desire is unknown. After them out distances. Suddenly they shrink and stretch out-and become elvers —Uttle eels. By then they are near a coast and up the rivers they go, to grow and mature and eventually become' silver eels which repeat the process. PAPERS FOR CHRISTMAS NEW YORK (UP) - Howard Pitsch asked today that some benevolent Santa Claus -give him the fruits of almost a year's work for Christmas. He said that was the amount of time he put into research notes and part of a thesis on the late Fiorello Laguardia while working for his master's degree at New York University. He left the papers in a taxi and has secret I store, poom- By DOC QUIGG United Press StalE Correspondent TOY DEPARTMENT, N.Y. (UP) —If 0. Henry were only here, he'd have a proper name for this jlace: Bedlam-on-the-Electron. You fight your way through a bramble of humanity toward an escalator sign: "Toy City is on the 5th floor." You ascend on the moving steps • bathed in the weird chiming that 'is the top code of the department poom ... poom .. . poom - poom. As you near kiddie heaven, there sounds from afar a kazoo- trumpet rasping "Rudolph, the Red Nosed Reindeer." Suddenly, you're there. Pure noise, with accent on electronics. Everything moves by batteries. Sparks fly from the breech of an "electric burp gun — with new recoiling barrel" and its muzzle chatters, ah-ah-ah-ah-ah. Boy in plaid blue shirt shouts: "Looka dis, Grandma! Dis one you work wi' dun finger on dun side — it ^ fasten dan dull uddehs." Crouches and fires, ah-ah-ah-ah-ah. Clerk Launches Sa"cer "Here she goes!" yells a middle- aged clerk with candy stripes on his jacket and the fire of a space cadet in his eyes. He yanks a lever and a flying saucer rises with an eerie whistle and a whoosh of plastic blades, bats into, draped holly, and then hovers at the ceiling with a mad whirl of its wheel. "Hey, Sputnik!" the clerk yells in triumph, and then—behind his hand — "I call 'em Sputnik; it's more fun that, way." Hard by, a small fry is drilling holes with a "play drill—just like daddy's." Another is thumbing an "amazing new tele-typer, electronic toy .sends and receives telegrams, news, weather reports." Tots in a test area propel themselves in toy cars by pushing a lever that starts an electric motor. Will kids be born entirely without legs someday? They don't'seem to use them much now. Sorry, Sold O»t Peering through the telescopic sight of a cap-shooting rifle, you focus on a huge newspaper reproduction: "Daily News. Sight Red Baby Moon over U.S." Underneath it is the sales counter of the earth satellites, complete with truck launcher that hurls them 75 feet into space. "Sold out," says the satellite clerk sadly. "We sold 10,000 satellite rigs in two weeks, despite the subway strike. Biggest seller in the store. However, when the V'anguard failed, sales dropped a couple days. Man, I used to shoot these things right down the aisle. We're also sold out of double - barreled rocket launchers; they fire six missiles." Wrist radios are prominent. So is a set of two real telephones, with 50 feet of wire, priced, the lady clerk says, at $4.39 (pro- nounced "foeh eighty noi-yun"). There are some eternal verities. Toy trains, with mostly grown men watching them. Fast - draw, pearl-handle revolvers with jewel holsters. But what's this over here? "Big Max," an automaton monster with flashing lights and one big claw that swings around —as you work levers and buttons —picks up metal bits and puts them on a conveyor belt. Scary. The happy flying saucer man U still launching as you leave. "U.P., eh? Well, that's fine. Glad you stopped by. Hey, Sputnik!" Read the Classified Ads Developmenfc Th* ASHLIV ITIMI. 262 to. In. rectangular pfctwr4 •rea. 2 tp*akirt. Tono Control SpolIHe Ofat. hi graiiwd M*hOB*D]> w Blond O*h coin*. ONLY ON NEW SUPER HORIZONTAL CHASSIS • Vvith Extended Band Video Amplifier—allows up to 3-50,000 more cycles of picture information to reach the TV screen for greater picture detail, depth, realism than ordinary narrow band TV receivers. Has 18.00C volta of picture power.- 2 .Bright NFW SPARKLING Pictures NEW SUNSHINE PICTURE TUBE with new Zenith high speed electron gun that drive* electrons against the screen hard sod fast —pictures •parklc with brighter highlight*. New design «Umi- natee troublesome ion trap magnet which, when improperly adjusted, causes low britthtnefift, fuzzy detail. Tube IB shorter for slimmer cabinet styling. PLUS MANY FAMOUS ZENJTH QUALITY FEATURES WORLD'S FINEST 'ERFORMANCE TABLE TV THE FAIRFIELD MODEL AMtt 21' diag. mes«. 262 sq. in. rectangular picture erea. Sunshine Picture Tub* Super Horizontal CbaMU. Tone CoatroL Spotlit* Dial and others. Available in Choke of 4 ftttrac- tiw« colon.. *209 .91 BUD'S TV, SERVICE & APPLIANCE Lake Cicott Phons 40070 few red berries, some artificial snow, a red ribbon and a little ingenuity can be transformed into decorative wreaths and ornaments. Tree prices will vary according to tree type, size, quality, and the time of the season. KRESGES OPEN DAILY I PM NOW THRU TUES. HOCKY OXAZIANO TfDDY MNDAZZO LOIS O'M/EN Paramount Presents SHORT CUT TO HELL with Robert lv«ri Wed.—John Wayne in "legend of the Lost" GIVE MOVIE TICKFTS FOR CHRISTMAS- ASK OUR EMPLOYEES All kinds All Sizes For GIRLS DOLLS-DOLLS-DOLLS $1.98 to $7.95 KITCHEN TOOLS 9 Piece Set , QQ f [Just Like Moms) BLACKBOARDS Floor Type $2.49 For LADIES Extra Lacy All Sizes . . SLIPS $1.98 and $2.98 RADIOS Clock Radio "Wake Up To Musk" $19.95 CANDY Boxed Chocolates and 2 pound boxes 89cto$l,69 OF CHRISTMAS | VALUES! I For BOYS ELECTRIC TRAINS Diesel and Steam Types $7.88 to $9.88 Mechanical Types 98e to $3.98 GUNS Gun and Holster Sets $1.98 to $6.98 Toy Rifles and Shot Guns 59e to $4.98 J3 DRUMS Trap Drum Set P 'T. V. HEP CATS" For MEN $4.77 § I THS vVide Assortment .1 $1.00 7R Tie Racks $1.00 t^ SHIRTS Men's White Dress Shirts Ml Sizes : $2.39 WATCHES Wen's Swiss Watches VVide Assortment ... 95 j Plus Tax f Still available-Large selection of T/ee lights, ornaments and Styro- 1 f ham table decorations. | MONDAY 'TIL 9:00 p.m. I TUESDAY 7 TIL 5:00 p. m. |

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