Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on December 22, 1957 · Page 38
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 38

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, December 22, 1957
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FACE TEN THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and tOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPORT, INDIANA SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22,19JT FASCINATING BUSINESS Christmas Trees in Full Bloom This time of year the fir tree comes into its own. Christmas trees are in great demand. Trees ara a big business too. The days when we could take the family splitting axe into a neighborhood woodlot to cut a Christmas 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 been developed. The trees are hand planted and as they mature and reseed themselves, the seedlings are transplanted to be harvested 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 Now fhru Tues. Screen's-Boldest Love Story! M-G-M • starring JEAN SIMMONS JOAN FONTAINE PAUL NEWMAN PIPER LAURIE wim Charles DRAKE • Sandra DEE Matinee Today PLUS THIS BIG HIT STEVE MM • UUBEII SCOU - mm IfflSiLL • IKHE 11IY *AM JON' WHITELH R O X Y 4LU4NCE TODAY, MONDAY 2 Westerns - 3 Cartoons Open Daily 1 p. m. SUB. THRILLS High Water CRABBE ROBINSON Richard Widmark long and preserve them in specially equipped warehouses. Special dyes maintain 1 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 of November to the early hours of Christmas day, cutters, truckers, and sellers work together in a co-ordinated effort to bring trees to Logahsport. Many methpds 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 lasiied 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, 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 More the Big Day, will be the busiest time of all. Many lots offer a custom cutting service. Specifications are left with the seller and lie has a special tree cut to suit the buyer. Churches often lake 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 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 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 truck and even a downright scrawny balsam can be made to look becv.tifully symetrical. The left-over boughs, combined with a CROSSWORD PUZZLE Answer to Yesterday'* Puzzli ACROSS 1 —Tranqufllty (i—Journeys forth 11—Sot of volumes 12—Peaceful 14—Goddess of discord 15—Have a fondness for 17—Symbol for calcium IS—Baker's product 19—Sleeveless cloaks 20— Outfit 21—Maiden loved by Zeus 22—Swift 23—Tree trtmlc 2-1—Sticks to 2 fi—Frolics 27—Finishes 28—ADD ear 2 ft—Upends 111—Body of vehicle ,tl—Mtin's name 35—Walks nnsteiullly 36—A continent (abbr.) 37—In music, hiffb 38—Secret writing 3f»—High mountalp 40—Pronoun 41—HavJnff leas color 42—Turkish regiment 43 —Walk leisurely 45 —Commission 47—Goes by water 48—Cut into small pieces DOWN I—Punctuation mark 2—Great Lako 3—Three-toed sloths 4 —Symbol for rurlum 5—Flees 6—DiKcUnrsed 7—War pod 8—CoinmunLst 9—Printer's measure 10—Mediterranean island 11—Cuttlefish 13—ICr.closures for animals 16—Sacred bull 1!)—Pasteboards 20—Wanders 22—Ijcascs »:i_Consecrate 25—Flfivo 26— RlngH 28—Croppod closely 29—Athletic groups :10—Bays ;(1—Give up 32—Interior 33—Savory 35—Baker's products 38—Hail 33—Wlnpr? 41—Hawaiian rootstock •(2—Part of circle 4.1—pun pod 46—Japan eae measure Eel Scientist Makes Startling Discovery Doc Quigg Takes a Quick Tour Through Toyland NEW YORK (UP)—Imagine the astonishment of a scientist when a newly captured eel turned out to belong to the most mysterious of the eel families, Ar.guilla Obscura. If you were an ee! scientist and had been in his place, you would have been astonished, too. He was number of years of growing and maturing in fresh water, eels suddenly stop eating. Fat Provides Eel's Energy By DOC QUIGG United Press Staff Correspondent TOY DEPARTMENT, N.Y. (UP) —If 0. Henry were only here, he'd have a proper name for this place: 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 I chiming that is the top - secret code of the department store, poom ... 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' duh finger on duh side — it goes fasten dan duh uddehs." Crouches and fires, ah-ah-ah-ah-ah. Clerk Launches SaUccr "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 dying 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 nounced "foeh eighty noi-yun"). There are some eternal verities., 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 is still launching as you leave. "U.P., eh? Well, that's fine. Toy trains, with mostly grown |GIad ' you stopped by. Hey, Spu'l men watching Ihtm. Fast - draw. | njl .|,, ' pearl-handle revolvers with jewel j holsters. But what's this oven- . , _, -r- j i j here? "Big Max." an automaton'Read the Classified AdS Developments IT SWIVELS TM ASHLCY Modri A22SI-Jf tun. Z ipeAk«ri. Tone Conliol. SpoHlto Dint. In eralnod Mahooony or Blond Oak O04o«i. ONLY ON fat, even to the point of changing their color. These "silver eels" slip down -the rivers into the sea. Their fat provides the energy for in somn Ainca; n,s specimen naa a , j ourney and for breeding, been taken in the headwaters of and t ^ lhe / die . Their larvae are tiny and transparent which preserved them from enemies. They spread out over the ocean, feeding on ani- They're gorged with their own holes witn ' a .. p)ay drill-just like mats smaller than they. Slowly j 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 a"y become silver eels which re- daddy's." Another is thumbing an "amazing new tele-typer, electronic toy sends and receives telegrams, news, weather reports." Tots in a Lest 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 .hem much now. Sorry, Sold 0«t they grow as slowly they cover I Peering through the telescopic distances. Suddenly they shrink and stretch out and become elvers —little eels. By then they are near a coast and up UK; rivers they go, | to grow and mature and eventu- THOSE GAY, GORGEOUS PLAYGIRLS! The most praised picture of the year! "All pure fun and . delight!"—LIFE '\ ••A. "A fine musical comedy!" -TIME "Something to cheerabout!" —Louclia Parsons "It's out of this world!" —Hedda Hopper (In French tkey call them "Les Girls" fl LEATHER JACKET AND JUKE-BOX ROMANCE! The hottest, most spectacular dance numbers you ever saw) LIFE WAS A BUBBLE OF CHAMPAGNE 1 MEN FOUGHT OVER THEM I From Paris to London to Madrid, they had a wonderful time—two-timing the wolf-pack! (Watch for the year's "find". Kay Kendall, the screamingly funny comedienns —gorgeous, tool) 'fo-G-M presents X SOI C. SIEGEt PRODUCTION of COLE PORTER'S starring GENE KELLY • MUZIGAYNOR • KAY KENDALL • TAINA ELG mtamnj JACQUES BERGERAC • Screen FUy by JOHN PATRICK . Stoq by KM dim Music and lyrici by COLE PORTER • In Cinemascope and METROCOIOR Associate Producer SAUL CHAPLIN • Directed by GEORGE CUKOR THE LOGAN THEATRE Starting Christmas Day 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 which they spent their adult lives. Perpetuating the eel is a fatal Business for eels. What triggers the desire is unknown. After a peat the process. PAPERS FOE 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 o! a thesis on the late Fiorello Laguardia while working for his master's degree at New York University. He eft the papers in a taxi and has Jeen, unable to trace them. few red berries, some artificial snow, a red ribbon and a little ingenuity can be transformed into decorative wreaths and ornaments. Tree prices wiH vary according to tree, type, size, quality, and the time of the season. OPEN DAILY 1 PM NOW THRU TUES. ftOCKr CJMZMNO TEDDY RANDAZZO LOU O'BR/CN Robert Jven Wed.-John Wayne in "legend of tho Lost" GIVE MOVIE TICKETS FOR CHRISTMAS- ASK OUR EMPLOYEES 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 Vanguard 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 $4.89 (pro- take Cicott NEW SUPER HORIZONTAL CHASSIS wil.h Eitcotk-d B^twi Video Amplifier—allow* up to SftO.OOO more cycles of picture information to ri'Jich the TV pcrecn fnrfirrnter picture del nil, depth, rculinm thnn ordinary narrow band TV rcc*ivoro. HM 13,000 voltB of picture power. 2 .Bright' NFW SPARKLING Pictures NEW SUNSHINE PICTURE TUBE ivjlh new Kc-nilh hifih upecd electron ;jun that rlrfv** <•!«<:irons n^ajnst the scrcrn hard nnd fait —pictures ftparklc with brighter highlight-a. New dcnign climi* n.nUift troublesome ion Imp magnet which, wlwn im* .projMirly adjuMcd, caimus !ow heigh tncuB, fuzzy detail. Tube ia shorter for niimmer cabinet Btylmc. PLUS MANY FAMOUS ZENITH QUALITY FEATURES llffl WORLD'S FINEST PERFORMANCE TABLE TV THE FAIRFIELD MODEL A222* 21* dine. mcaA. 2G2 Rq. in. rpctanfiulnr picture arm, Sunshin** Picturt Tub* Sup«r Horizorujil CbaMia. Tone Control. Spotlilo Di.il and ol.her*. Available in ^ Choice of 4 attwc- *9flO UM cob™. AV7 BUD'S TV, SERVICE & APPLIAKCE Phone 40070 1 KRESGE'S For GIRLS DOLLS-DOLLS-DOLLS $1.98 to $7.95 All kinds All Sizes KITCHEN TOOLS ? Piece Set [Just Like Moms) 98c BLACKBOARDS Floor Type $2.49 For LADIES •jv Extra Lacy fe All Sizes . , SLIPS $1.98 and $2.98 RADIOS Clock Radio "Wake Up To Music" £10 01 S> » 7.7J CANDY Boxed Chocolates 1 and 2 pound boxes 89cto$1.69 OF CHRISTMAS VALUES! For BOYS ELECTRIC TRAINS Diesel and Steam Types $7.88 fo $9.88 tAechanical Types 98e to $3.98 GUNS Gun and Holster Sets $1.98 to $6.98 ^ Toy Rifles and Shot Guns 59c to $4.93 J3 DRUMS Trap Drum Set 'T. V. HEP CATS" $4.77 § For MEN TFES vVide Assortment ; . $1.00 ^ He Racks • $1.00 ui» SHIRTS Men's White Dress Shirts 411 Sizes $2.39 WATCHES Wen's Swiss Watches vVide Assortment ... 95 i Plus Tax ^ Still available-Large selection of free lights, ornaments and Sfyro- I foam table decorations. MONDAY'TIL 9:00 p. m. TUESDAY 'TIL 5:00 p.m. | i OPEN

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