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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1957 THE PHABOS-TKEBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPORT, INDIANA PAGE THREE DESPITE SPUTNIK Girls Still Want Dolls, Boys Go for Bikes, Trains By GAY PARLEY United Press Women's Editor NEW YORK (UF) - A. stable note in our frantic world came today from one of the nation's busiest men at holiday time, the Santa Claus stationed, in the Rockefeller Center area. Modern children have just as firm a belief in Santa Claus as we did when we were small, said John Matison, 64, a sidewalk Kris Kringlc for the Volunteers of America. And their tastes in toys are just as old - fashioned, he said. This, despite the 1957 array of scientific and outer - space playthings from Sputnik helmets to satellite launchers. Talking Doll Inevitable "The girls inevitably ask for a walking or talking doll," said the rosy-cheeked Kris. "The boys, for trains and bikes. Same routine ev- erjfc year." Matison, who at 240 pounds looks like a Santa right out of central casting, has been ringing the bell for the Volunteers for nine years, each year in the same area. The Volunteers, a national social welfare organization, use funds tossed into the sidewalk chimneys to aid the homeless, rehabilitate the socially or physically Jiandi- capped, for special services to the aged, and such. Matison, a native of Latvia, is a former sailor, bricklayer's helper and railroader. Now, when his Santa role ends Christmas Eve, he will return to work as a doorman. "But I like being Santa," said Matison. "It keeps me from getting lonesome. This time of the year, e»erybody's smiling and cheerful... I often think it's a shame the Christmas spirit doesn't Jast longer." Matison has no family other than a brother, 72, at Sailor's Snug Harbor, on Staten Island. The two will spend Christmas Day together. Asks Only Good Health '"What do I ask for Christmas? Only for good health," said he. "We Santas find some skeptics, mostly among the older children" said Mtaison, "And there are a lot of greedy ones. I remember one little boy who summed up his svishes in one brief comment — 'Everything in Macy's window.' Another one reeled off a list which would fill a warehouse' "I told him, 'Well you- can't get all that... but maybe some, I'll have ~to take it up with the big Santa at the North Pole." "The greatful father standing nearby tossed a couple of bucks into the chimney," said Matison. Then there are the shy chil- Idren; these Matison says are instructed to write him a letter. One smal'. girl needed no such advice; she came with letter al; ready written, and offered it after j much prodding by papa. Said Matison, "It read — 'My mommy wants a new coat, I want a doll, and daddy says he wants a redhead." SAC's REFUELING FLIGHT IN OPERATION Local Student Is President Of His Residence Hall YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio—Marvin 0. Blacksten of Logansport, a student at Antioch College in Yellow Springs. Ohio, has beer; elected president of his residence hall and as such is serving as a representative to the policy committee of Antioch's Community Government. Blackslen is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Orlo Blacksten of 1413 Chicago street, Logansport. He was graduated from Logansport High School in 1949, and is majoring in engineering at Antioch. Robert Taylor to Do Short Acting Bit in TV Program HOLLYWOOD (UP) — Robert| and' Burt Lancaster are among Taylor, who vowed last month he'd never appear on TV, had a those who feel it is suicide to expect people to pay to see stars change of heart this tvcci: when Jin movies who can be seen for his studio bosses asked him to pull a guest bit on "The Thin Man" series. Because the low-rated program needs a shot in the arm, MGM bigwigs (who film the show) figured the Taylor profile would attract a few additional feminine viewers. Hather than fight the brass Bob broke his long - standing rule against video engagements. "This is my first and last TV appearance," he said. "My contract doesn't call for me to do guest shots. Doesn't Even Like Watching "Besides that, I don't like the medium. Can't say that I enjoy watching it either." By his own admission Taylor is a lazy guy who makes two pictures a year, spending the rest of his time fishing, hunting and loafing. It is more than indolence, free on television. No Worries Now "That isn't my reason," Taylor said between bites on a hamburger in the studio commi?sary. "My feelings on the matter are simple. I've got it made right now. I don't like' to worry. If I worked regularly on TV I'd be up to my is like living on a treadmill. And l"m loo lazy for that." Bob's "Thin Man" show will be | released '.Ian. 10), but he won't be watching. "I only have a walk- on and a couple of linos to plug my new picture, 'The Law and Jake Wade.' By the time it goes on the air I'll be off to the mountains. "I agreed to do it because it was easier than fighting the bosses," Taylor concluded. "Next time my answer unconditional be a flat, High in the sky, a B-47 Stratojct (lower left) is refueled by a four-englncd KC-97 tanker plane. Both planes play important' roles in the Strategic Air Command, whose function is to maintain instant readiness in the event ol any enemy attack upon the United States. ONE OF SAC's MAJOR OPERATIONS Refueling Squadron At Bunker Hill Every three and one-half min-1 transferred to the Strategic Air u'.es a jet borne er of the Strategic I Command and the C8th Air Re- Air Command is being refueled in [fueling Squadron became the prin- I flight by one of SAC's giant KC-97 tanker planes. Not too far from Logansport, one squadron of these four en- Get CHRISTMAS SNAPSHOTS OF ALL THE FAMILY Use our free service and have your camera checked— also your flash unit and batteries—Be ready for the Holiday season— WE HAVE AIL K:NDS OF FILM Movie — Kadachrome — Kodacolor — Polaroid Anscochroma — Kodak — Ansco All Weather Don't forget flashbulbs a Sylvanm Press 25 — M-2 Movie Lights Bring us your film for finishing. Black and white film left before 10:00 a. m. ready by 4:00 p. m. SAME DAY Our Service on Color films Is The Quickest 01 524 East Broadway Phone 4444 cipal unit there. Col. Henry J. Chisholm became base commander. The 319th Squadron remains at gined tankers, the 68lh Air Re-; the base as a tenant organization. I fueling Squadron, is_stationed at 'It is a squadron of F-89 jet i'ight- 'er planes. ' The function of the refueling squadron is to help keep the jet bombers ready for instant retaliation in the event of any enemy aUack upon thja country. SAC personnel conduct frequent training flights and simulated bombing missions to keep crews prepared should tile need of an actual strike against the enemy Bunker Hill Air Force Base, which recently was added to SAC's chain of air bases around che world. The base at Bunker Hill first was establishe.i during World War Two as a Ndval Air Training Station. When the war ended the base was inactivated and was not used again until 1954, when the Ninth Air Force took over the installation. In August of 1955 the 323rd Fighter-Bomber Wing was .established at months later the base the 319th and two Fighter- Interceptor Squadron of the Air Defense Commtrid moved in. Last September the base was DELPHI SAC would have a three-fold mission to play. Its first job would be to conduct an offensive against the enemy's air bases and atomic installations, in order to destroy his striking power at its year, and more than 50 million gallons of fuel are transferred. This averages out to one refueling operation each three and one- half minutes of every day of the year, Refuelings can be made day and night in either good or bad weath- j T h e second mission would be to cr. However, the planes must be'destroy other strategic targets able to make visual contact, and. w j|,hin the territory of the enemy, if this is not possible they will jxhird, SAC wouk. be called on to assist other branches of the Air Force in the attack against enemy troop concentrations and supply screens. Bob s loyalties lie with motion pictures, despite the fact Jiat Metro peddled his old films to the new medium. "I don't object to having my old movies on TV— as long as I don't have to look at them," he grinned. • Only a handful of screen stars continue to Jiok! out against television. Clark Gable, Tyrone Power FOUND IN CAR INDIANAPOLIS (UP) — Mrs. Evelyn Steinkamp, 50, Indianapolis, was found dead Wednesday in he;- car parKed in a garage at her home. Authorities said a vacuum cleaner apparently was used to pump the car's exhaust into a rear window and indicated their verdict would be suicide. The Most Treasured Gifts Come From The /J -\ "\ **T* •* planes such as those occur. Tanker stationed at Bunker Hill are constantly in the air to refuel the bombers on their long-range missions. ' About 142,000 in-flight refuelings are made by SAC planes each DELPHI—X-ray examination at St. Elizabeth hospital showed that Mrs. Nellie Humiston, who fell at her apartment in the Isabel Baum home Wednesday, had a fractured hip. Funeral rites were held at Lebanon Catholic church Friday morning for Mrs. Hubert Thompson, daughter of Mrs. Cecelia Beadle and the late Park Beadle, Sr., former owners of the Delphi Citizen. Besides her husband and mother, she leaves two brothers, Park Beadle, Jr., and Paul Beadle cf-Lebanon, a former Logansport resident. Mrs. Earl Sweet is confined atj her home by illness. She is suffer- n.g with asthma. • The Wabasn river west of here and Deer Creek which flows through Delphi were rapidly rising Friday. Mr. and Mrs. John Earl Walker entertained the Junto Club at its annual Christmas party Thursday night. The members were seated at small tables centered with a lighted candle with holly at its base for the 6:30 o'clock dinner. The hostess was assisted by her sister, Kay Clawson, Jane, Suzie, Robin and Phil Walker in serving and receiving guests. . The Hilcrest Girls quartet accompanied by Mary Hill sang carols in front of the gaily decorated Christmas tree after which a gift exchange was held. • Each gift was accompanied by original poem, which proved to be most interesting arftl amusing. There were twenty members present. The Bowens and Melons were absent on account of illness in their families. The Delphi Junior Band presented a concert at the Delphi armory Friday morning for the senior high school. Parents were ir.vited. Officers of the junior band are: Joe Smith, president; move to an area where the weather is better. Such flights .are an integral part of SAC's constant (raining program, inasmuch as bombers on long-range missions wilt rely on the tanker planes to get them to their targets. By _ conducting such a training ,program, SAC would be able to have its bomoers on the way to targets in the enemy country the instant enemy bombers or missiles were found to be headed for targets in the United States. If another war should come, igreat. depots. It is in this way that the Air Force hopes to prevent'an aggressor from starting an attack on this country. By mainlainig the power for instant retaliation against the enemy, the Air Force hopes to convince any potential enemy that there wou'd be no profit in starting another war, and that penalty for doing so would be too "Your Christmas Store" OPEN MONDAY TIL 9 p. m. Announce Holiday Read the Classified Ads Parties f or llks Plans for two holiday parties lor members oi and their wives the Elks lodge' or sweethearts were announced Saturday by Victorr Bournique, chairman of the Mike Packard, vice president; i House committee. Marcia Mason, secretary-treasur-1 The first will be a Tom and er and Evan Berninger, reporter, jjerry party to be held Christmas Mr. and Mrs. Ed Coomey of Ft. ev e from 4 to 7 o'clock. Wayne were weekend guests of relatives here. Tom MeCormick, high school English instructor will spend his holidays with relatives in, Los Angeles, Calif. Students from 46 nations study i't the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. The other will be a New Year's eve dance from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. in Uie ballroom. Puff Cannon and his 15 piece band from Chicago will provide music for the affair. Cannon, formerly lead trumpet ir. Freddy Martin's band, is a graduate of DsPaul university anal has played numerous engagements in Illinois and Wisconsin. confidential CASH LOANS quickly.' Open Wednesday Afternoon 226 S. Third St., Logansport 285! ffc« *•!»«•» I»r all COMBS A PRACTICAL GIFT FOR EVERYONE IN THE FAMMY "Your friendly Shoe Store" 407 Eost Broadway CELESTE ^Sj B«»lc Place-Setting ? .*26.7S ^/ *t*l*KwKnrt*tr« f *'-£?^ _^_ •" /^Other patterns TALENTED SANTA GIVES ft? fotfwvm STKRUINO THE HEAL SANTA has many helpers, rhe more talented of whom give the most-wanted gifts — Gotham . . . America's best- loved sterling. You can show your talent for gift-giving by choosing from among such exquisite serving pieces as a gravy ladle, serving fork, lemon fork, sugar spoon, or the many "others so practical — so glamorous! Most-wanted serving pieces are priced from $4.25 to 525.00. Illustrated are lovely Celeste and Chantilly . . . just two of the J 8 handsome Gorhaia patterns available. Chantilly serving pieces shown left to right are: Pic Server, $12.50: Gravy Ladle. S13.7S; Table Fork, pierced, $12.50; Sugar Spoon, $7.00; Teaspoon, $4.50 and I«mon Fork, $4.75. Celeste basic placc-scttine (above) consists of: Teaspoon, place knife, place folk and individual salad fork. All prieet include Federal Tax. WHERE QUALITY REIGNS SUPREME ON MARKET STREET our GIFT CERTIFICATES are Preferred and g° a long, long way . STILL IN DOUBT? Give our gift certificate, and you can be sure they will get just the gift they wanted! Gift certificates are available in any amount from $1.00 up ... and there is no time limit on them! The recipients can redeem these certificates at any time in any department of our store. They are available at our first and second floor offices, and we will gift wrap to disguise the gift. SHOP-MON. 9-9 TUES., THURS., SAT. 9-5, FRI. 9-9 entrust your PRESCRIPTION to us... 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