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Tuesday, December 24, 1957
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A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE THE LOGANSPORT PHAROS-TRIBUNE A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE Conduct Survey on Eye Strain of TV-viewers NEW YORK (UP>—A survey c' 19,280 school children produced i statistical connection between juvenile eye-strain and TV watch ing. The connection was strong wiough for the public health scientist who made the survey to recommend that in our TV age, all children should have routine vision tests "at least" twice a year. The survey was made in Cardiff. Wales, and was noteworthy because it was the first anywhere that was large enough to have statistical meaning. Dr. A. H. Griffith, health officer of the city of Cardiff, divided | bject may be blurred, moving. '.ickering, or badly illuminated." Cardiff Reception Good TV reception in Cardiff is good, le said, because the transmitting ower is no more than 10 miles moved from any set in the city, le acknowledged that his survey 'ell short of proving that "television viewing does affect chil- Iren's vision." "But." he added, '"the indirect evidence suggests this may be so. If we are to accept the findings at their face value then the effect of television viewing on chil- eyesight is a serious mat- the kids into two groups — those j tion . , r _ u H felt ,,.. . . Llie only elana - f , for the survey results was th °^|that "many of the', older school from homes with TV and —rs^oirter 1 :- large!^ »•}•* Revision so often, enough to create a p = ption- n Sj^ r ^^-^d tiiat if TV watching caused n» eye-strain, cases of recognizable eye strain would total about the same in each group. Difference Not Significant He then counted the glasses- wearers. In all, more TV kids wore glasses than TV - less kids, but the difference was no*, enough to be "significant" statistically. When the children were sub-divided into age group. 1 ;, a "statistical significance" appeared among those 10 years old and older, and this was markedly increased in the group among children 11 years old and older. He pointed out Two-Masfer Quits After 69 Years at Sea ROCKLAND. Me.-The two-mast- ed schooner Kva S. Cullison has have" a tendency toward near-i beer - drydocked after 69 years of sightedness. In' hi? opinion chil-1 sailing along the East Coast, dren up to the age of eight "can The all-white craft recently was usually cope with eye - straining lowed into Lormond's Cove here that normally the growing eye-balls of children eye strain sufficient to impair the vision of'some of thorn." Parents should know of these "possible dangers;" and tliey should see to it that children look at TV under the best conditions, he said. And opticians and ophthalmologists, when they are examining the eyes of children, should ask questions about how those eyes arc used and under what circumstances. Danjfcrons Mission WARWICK, R. I. — Patrolman r rank Gage and Sgt. Vincent J. I'IcCabe were called to an Apponaug garage because a skunk conditions without the optical efficiency of their eyes being impaired," but in children over eight, eye strain can "Accelerate and exaggerate" the near-sighted tendency. In TV-watching, he said, eye muscles undergo physical strain because "they are continuously endeavoring to adjust the optical system in order that a clear, easily interpreted image may be received on the retina The visual where she will be used as a training ship for the local unit of the U. S. Coast Guard Reserve. The vessel was built in Baltimore in 1888 and formerly plied the Bahama fruit trade. Since 1951, Capt. Frank Swift of Camden, Me., has operated the Eva S. Cullison as one of his summer wind-jammer cruise ships. She has been called the last of the Baltimore - built, Chesapeake Bay coastal schooners. a. noli to tvii/i you e^oiidau Billman Monument Co. 1137 Pleasant Hill earw, "THE STOKE THAT SERVICE BUILT" 327 East Market Phone 3300 THEY'RE RULHMG SANTA ClAUS—Santa Glaus him sell hands out presents to 12-year-old Heida Fowler, honorary mayor, in Santa Glaus, Ind. She's from Dalhart, Tex. The honorary police chief is Susie Scott (right), Albion, IU. The girls won their posts and all-expense trips to Santa Glaus by writing letters to the town. It's an annual contest sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce Cor children 12 or under born on Christmas or Christmas Eve. (International aoundp*oto> Device Tests Water Content of Plants WASHINGTON— The Depart- nent of Agriculture is testing a Ifcvice that indicates when plants ieed -irrigation. The instrument is ittached to the stem of a plant, .'.he device works this way: ' Two small prongs are stuck onto he stem. The. prongs are electrode ittached to an ohmmeter. The Ammeter measures electrical re- sistence In the plant — and the. .nore water in the plant, the less resistance. Researchers have found the meter to be useful in measuring the moisture needs of cotton plants. The department said research will continue. If found practical, the new device may help farmers through, droughts. « Chicago Show Cattle Help Dental Science CHICAGO— Cattle at the 58th international Live Stock Exposition made a contribution to dental science. A team . of University of Illinois dentists x-rayed the teeth of cattle at the show. A spokesman said the material collected is expected to reveal much about the efforts of diet on the developement of teeth in animals. From the information, the den| tists were able to compile a table by which the age of an animal may be, determined .closely by its dental developement. QUIZ BOY IN MOM<S DEATH MU\CIE (UP)—A teen-age boy who told authorities he beat his mother several times because he objected to her "excessive drinking" was jailed today while authorities investigated her death. Forrest Franklin Stahl, 16, Royerton, was arrested following the funeral of his mother, Mrs. Josephine Stahl, 50. THE SMOKE HOUSE 317 Pearl St with its head jammed into a can was banging around-in the building. McCabe managed to get a garden rake into position to pry oil the can. As the tin came off, the animal streaked off in one direction, the officers took off in another. No casualties. from DOUG and JOHN MYERS McCAIN Oldsmobile-Cadillac, Inc. Broadway at Third Logansport, Ind. A VERY MERRY ^CHRISTMAS/ HAPPY N EW YEAR / FURNITURE Everything Beautiful for the Home MERRV "to Before You Snuggle Under to Take a Well-Earned Rest, Santa, After All of the Busy Hours Spent Shopping for Just the Right Gift for Everyone, We Want to Wish You the Very Merriest of Days. ...And, By The Way HAPPY NEW YEAR! Too LOGAN THEATRE and Employees

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