Daily News from New York, New York on December 15, 1957 · 2
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Sunday, December 15, 1957
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SUNDAY NEWS, DECEMBER 15, 1957 w e're Sprouting a New Wing There's a muffled boom of summer thunder cutside our window. No, the season hasn't tone awry. It's the sound effect, so characterise of a city that never stops growing-, of dynamiters blasting into stubborn New York bedrock. THE NEWS Building at 220 E. 42d St., between Second and Third Ayes., is acquiring x. new year-round air-conditioned wing which on completion will stand 18 stories high. The height of the main building is 37 stories. The crater where the new addition will rise if SO feet deep and extends more than 200 feet eastward to the corner of Second Ave. and itlong its edge runs a low gray fence containing long plexiglass windows. These were installed for the benefit of the sidewalk superintendents, who flock to building sites as avidly cs autograph hunters to premieres. The actors in this off-Broadway production are workmen in dusty overalls or dungarees, the props are drills and bulldozers and steel rets to hold down the exploding rock, but the show's a hit, to judge by the crowds. Yet this is only a preliminary. The real show will be the building itself, which is expected to be finished by June 1, 1959. The new annex is part of a $20 million three-ply modernization and expansion program announced by F. M. Flynn, president and publisher of THE NEWS. The program will boost the existing 663,700 square feet in the newspaper's two Manhattan buildings to 1,009.700 square feet. The new wing alone will dd about 270,000 square feet of space to help meet the increasing need for more office locations on the midtown East Side. Other projects being pushed more or less imultaneously are: 1. Erection of five additional stories over the nine-story plant section forming a rear tast wing of the main building. This will add tO.OOO square feet of space. 2. Construction of two stories above THE S " 'L if" 'Hi .fit mm m "n ' '! f!'! "'ip i u i mm mM ' W 't 1 1 it Wi a 1 r .mi. iirtSii5 Architect's sketch of NEWS Building, as it will look in 1959, includes 18-story annex fronting on E. 4 2d St. and five-story addition to plant. NEWS' 2'-story garage which stands on E. 41st St. and extends back to-40th St. Newsprint rolls will be trucked in at 4C th St. and hoisted upstairs for transmission by conveyor over a glass-enclosed bridge across 41st St. to the reel room of the Manhattarf pressroom, or else will be stored on the garag 's top floor. 3. Extensive modernization, now under way, of the tower section and plant wing of the 27-year-old NEWS Building, including air-conditioning, acoustical ceilings and fluorescent lighting. The new wing is planned to harmonize with the existing main building, which in considered one of New York's outstanding examples of skyscraper architecture. The original struc ture, designed by Raymond Hood and ! John Mead Howells and erected in 1930, immediately gained worldwide attention as the; first straight-line office building. Its facade of unbroken vertical stripes was achieved by alternating bands of white piers and dark window framing, a treatment applied later in the design of Rockefeller Center. Only this j year " THE NEWS Building was cited by the Municipal Art Society and the Society of Architectural Historians for "originality in design and influence on later work." From the third story up, the addition will be set back 40 feet from the building line along 42d St. to conform with the clean lines of the existing structure. Projecting splayed piers with a brick face and aluminum sides will stress the strong verticality of the combined new building. Architects Harrison & Abramovitz have selected new gray-white bricks to match the old ones. Windows will be the pivoted-reversible type hung in aluminum ; frames. The lower two stories, to be used as bank and store space, will be encased in glass and metal. The present entrance lobby, famed for its huge revolving globe and its weather instruments and now breathtakingly dazzling in its Christmas decor, will be enlarged. Steel work on the new addition will start going up in April and the whole skeleton should be in place by early August. Whenever you're in town, drop around and see THE NEW S Building. If you can't gejt here, drcp'us a letter. We love hearing from you, ; whether you praise us or knock us. Alddiess vour letters to National Edition, SUNDAY NEWS, 220 E. 42d St., New York 17, N. Y attention of THE EDITORS. "ijilllilllijllMplilr 111 mm A 61-year-old widow completed a labor of love and a struggle with rtd tape when she arrived here with nine orphans from West Germany in time for them to spend the holidays with their new families in New York and New Jersey. Mrs. Adeline Herzog of 2600 Decatur Ave., Bronx, said that she had spent llVa months in West Germany while adopting the children through the power of attorney riven her by seven families who, ? lor various reasons, could not adopt children here. Mrs. Herzog and the orphans arrived at International Airport. She has four children and seven grandchildren of her own, she raid, and was anxious to '"Ret acquainted with my own family again." Fold the Cost The Bronx widow, who arrived ith her brood on a Lufthansa plane, said she paid all her own earenses and those of the children. She chose the seven families after screening several hundred requests for adoption. She jeceived the adoption requests after she brought a similar group jf West German youngsters here two years ago. Mrs. Herzog encountered numerous legal difficulties in her quest, but she said: "This was my private mission." Mrs. Herzog, a retired real estate operator who travels widely, ehe she would spend Christmas with a son in the Army in Texas. On New Year's, she will be with a daughter in California. She has two sons living in New Yrk. leve Icr Children Leads fo Fotaliiy The first fatal accident at a piisrdul school crossing has taken Us second life that of a childless woman who volunteeitd for the dulj two years age because of her love for children. She was the first guard fatally injured at her post. Mrs. Louise Davis. 30, of 325 Lenox Ave., died in James Ewing Hospital as a result of injuries suffered last Nov. 13, police revealed. An auto ran wild at Seventh Ave. and 128th St., where Mrs. Davis had done crossing duty for two years, pinning her and an 11- year-old school boy against the wall of a church. The boy, Allen Lewis, of 151 W. 129th St., was killed instantly. P Young Allen was the first child fatality at a school crossing since the guards were instituted in 1954. Mrs. Davis was among the first guards, and her husband, Charles, a dietician at Sydenham Hospital, explained yesterday she had volunteered because she loved children and was childless. The death car driver, Mrs. Mary Mercado, 47, of Fort Lee, N. told police she had swerved to avoid a truck. If Paul Mahler, flyer, inventor and former farmer ever writes his autobiography it will probably be entitled, "The Potato and I." j Mahler, developer of. a new process for getting potatoes into the kitchen minus their skins, has been working with the lowly staple most of his life and considers it a menu topper. Things were not always so cozy, however, between vegetable and inventor. Eye Trouble ' "During World War II, as a civil flying instructor, when I saw pupils doing spud K.P., I realized that I and the Irish tubers had a score to settle," Mahler said in an interview at his upper Fifth Ave. apartment. He explained that although the boys eventually got a mechanical 239 Et 414 St. COLOROTO MAGAZINE On the Cover Joan Caulficld ..... bicoipliy The Typical American Girl Wtekly Winner Tuning in on TV Who Dr.a mi Up WeeVIy Stunti? Red Buttons MW VOftRt FICTVM MtWSMrfft SUNDAY NEWS Tel. MUrray Hill 2-1234 : Judge Okyi piiic Belle cs Mclfier On Slip j or Ne .7 tin the Centerfold La Fete Jes Roses, &U Dinner Dance Animal Corner Playful Babies in El Toro, Crossword Puzzle 957 'Oecembcr 1957 Sun Won Tuc WtJ Thu r JJ 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 1617 18 19 201 22 23 24S 26 27 28 Published each Sunday Entered as 2d class matter, P. O., xxew xcrJi, j. 2. 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Last spring, with the help of University of Miami scientists, he developed ' a way of mechanically peeling potatoes the eye)s too and preserving them for week in a digestible plastic (coating with synthetic skin. I "The man-made skin was the answer, since without it j peeled potatoes oxidize in the air and blacken within 15 minutes," Mahler said. . It was logical for Mahler to invent a new potato process as the vegetable has figured in his career since he was 19 wihen he get his first job packing them. Farm Owner at 21 At 21 he bought his own Maine potato farm. Later he became a, shipper and jobber who disliked the skins but faithfully defended the i n s i d e s against obesity charges. "How could they fatten? I've eaten them all my life and, although six feet tall, I weigh only 165 pounds." For further proof he offers the following statistics about his spud-eating family: Wife Ethel, 5 feet 8 and 130 pounds,. 17-year r old daughter Bonnie, Joan, S feet 4, 118 pounds.

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