The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on January 18, 1961 · Page 11
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The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 11

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Wednesday, January 18, 1961
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Sun Presents Roundup Of World News In Pictures Hollywood's Favorite 'Emperor'-Ustinov Thit ;» Nimbu*-th«i n«xt of our "wtothtr »yr" tottllitti. It will !>• obi* to kwp a ittfldy ttlevUion and infra-red watch on th« Earth and it* tloud covtr. It already it approaching it« first launch. Watch for Nimbus By WAYNE HUGHES Written Especially /or Central Press and This Newspaper ALTHOUGH THE TIROS SERIES of "weather «ye" satellites are a great American space triumph, the United States soon •will have a new "spy in the sky" that will outperform even Tiros. Nimbus is its name. Work on it already is under way and while it is designated a weather observation craft, its military •py potential should make the Russians shudder. The greatest drawback of Tiros is the inability to keep it from spinning in orbit. This means that its television cameras can, in effect, only take "snapshots" of weather formations or enemy activities on Earth. Its By ARMAND ARCHERD Centrist Press Association Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — Peter Usti- nov frankly admits he loves to play emperors til movies. "The reason's simple," he kids, "I get much belter service in the studio commissary. However, I find myself longing to work in modern dress—I just can't stand togas any more. With my form, it feels like I'm a model for dowager teagowns. Besides, it's rather difficult to sit down in a toga. I'm always trying to remember what women do when they get out of cars." When Ustinov was told he might have to wear a toga on his current tour for "Spartacus," he pensively put a finger to his furry jowls, wryly commented, "I can just see the ads: 'See Spartacus with Petei Usti- nov and selected shorts.'" Let's face it, Ustinov is one of Hollywood's most authentic eccentrics—even by Hollywood's standards. "But," he argues, "it's not eccentric to be eccentric." pictures do not five any sense of movement. Nimbus, on the other hand, •will be an "attitude controlled" satellite. This will permit its camera* to broadcast to Earth pictures more .like movies. It can keep its television eye focused on weather or enemy movements long enough to permit American, observers to actually size up the situation "live." Nimbus will weigh almost three times as much as Tiros and it will have much more highly developed equipment. It will be able to "see" in the dark as well- as sunlight. Nothing can escape its gaze. This particular craft will pave the way for continuous observation of almost all of the Earth's surface at the same time. It could be the forerunner of the best defense this nation could ever have because it will keep an enemy under constant watch. Another Articlt Will Appear Next W»*k one of the creative geniuses ol show biz today. He writes, directs, stars in and produces plays and films. He writes successful novels and short stories. He stands six feet tall, weighs in at a portly 229, wears a huge beard. At whatever he shakes his beard. It turns to gold. And he's not about to doff his beard. "People always ask me why I wear a beard," he says. "I knovv they're expecting such an odd character as myself to come up with a brilliantly funny reply, but have you ever tried to think of a brilliantly funny reply to such a question? So far Tm stumped." Why the funny face, then? "Bears are the symbol of a thinking man. It's a desire by P»l«r Untinov An unrcgal emperor. some men to revert to areas where they can do something for themselves. A beard to me represents the reaction against the conformity of Ivy League mentality!" "You sure you weren't just trying to attract attention when you were a young whipper-snapper in this bizness?" "Nope. It seems the common thought is that a chap with a beard is trying to create an impression. Wrong, old boy. It'* the other fellow with the cleanest, smoothest, shining fac« who's trying to impress his boss!" Ustinov wasn't trying to impress "boss" Kirk Douglas during the filming of "Spartacus" —almost a year's job for him— but, when he found the script failing in explaining the relationship between himself and co-star Charles Laughton, Usti- nov took pen in hand to "tinker" at bit. His "tinkering" was welcomed. During the long schedule of the $12 million production, Usti- nov also found time to bring the touring company of his hit play, '-"Romanoff and Juliet," to Hollywood's Hunttegton Hartford theatre for eight weeks. * * • PETER STARRED in the play at night while working by day in front of the film cameras. And when things got too quiet on the set, he tore off several short stories, plus a novel. While" also employed at a movie studio he got the Idea to convert his "Romanoff and Juliet" play into a screenplay. He did so, sold the idea to tlie studio and has completed the film. Naturally he starred in it, produced it and directed it. And, in order to assure all phases of the film industry that he has no Intention of slighting any, he also composed a tune which Sandra Dee sings in the film. He allowed her to use her own voice. However, Ustinov is no slacker when it comes to his own voice—he has a hit record on a sports .car race and he's now preparing another — about a story conference in a film producer's office. All the voices— producer, director, writer, star —are played by—who elseT Fisherman's LUCK A PSYCHOLOGIST holds that belief to luck is a human defense against unknown hazards. This would explain in part at least the legendary affinity of seamen in general and fishermen in particular for superstitious beliefs. "That's fisherman's luck," say* the sportsman angler, tired, wet and hungry, with nothing to show for a hard day's work. But a superstitious whaler might attribute his failure to a crewman's indiscretion—throwing garbag* overboard after dark, mentioning a horse aboard ship, etc. At least ten common supers H tions of this n*- ture, some of them narking back to sailing day*, are pictured in th« "ceno below. Just for fun, se« how many you can point out (8*e aniwers below.* Roll Up 100 and Win T "" 5 ' T prob- JL ably seen the oin-ball machines that succeeded the slot-machine a* the nickel and dime - traps in many cafes, cigar-stores, etc. This [«-] diagram represents the top of a pin- b a 1 1 table; tt shows gaps through which the ball can roll into the various numbered squares. A player in on* shot, made the ball roll through squares that totaled exactly 100. Can you find the route the ban took from the starti-- point (choice of arrows}. You e»n stop on any number. •j»ipou« pan *nta no* XIQI "I 'i *I t *S "OE 'i t 'Ot W S "*<"J »1 *** *°O After-Dinner Skull Practice r oue of tbos« after dinner skull practice sessions that often happen to the best-regulated families, the t«en-age son stumped the experts for a few xninutes with this one: There are three consecutive tven numbers such that one-third of the first, plus one-half of the second and one-fourth of the third, add wp to 15. What are the numbers? Joke Bets You Can't Lose TTERE are some wagers you can't lose: JnL I- "I bet you can't take your coat off alone." 2. "1 bet I can stay under water for a whole minute." 3. "I bet I can write a longer word than yo* can, no matter what word you write." 4. "I bet 1 can Jump across the street- Do you know why you can't lose on them? •dranC pn« p3J3s sin B«OJO > TITO r,o.< OEtn P-io* J33HOI V., 31JJM '£ •sinini n»su Jnn.C JMO j.tysw 30 *-»|.'' « r>l°ll '" "'^i! ' y 7, •pnnon tpi Jioni p»q pan J»ipw» P»Q jo nsnio trn ij Sid u jo oO()3»H '01 'P"!-» »iqwOA« » «S«!Jq ut BJIUM n Sanpiis 'B TH»I* »|q«JOA»; « B3u|.iq ujos » SUIKSOJ, '» -siwas IIA» HO •ipm pnq si pjtmqtt B[|»jqain an PJDOQ no BCTDjir.c >pi!iq V 'S *>pni -til ttv > 'M'nj P"q s ! ssojji?qi« us auprioijc; •£ B| BBtodJOd » SupqSt's T. (,.-iuJ<nR B dti ai no.f) 'aatuo pwi « »i iwi|* *HJ )« X What's in the Name? poo* jr.; PLAINLY AN OPEN AND SHUT CASE I X S P E CTOR Lard of Uie Tard, right, ta searching for *oms secret documents which have disappeared from a government bureau. Those ar« not •pOwS before tbe Inspector's eyes, but rather clues 1 u the object he's studying. To identify this object, simply *6>J lines to the diagram a* indicated below. Marginal references — letters and «wm- trals— show location of dot*. Befim «t dot A -1 6 ' A-horJ <CDOQU!U.OI -•^^ rpHK full name I. of an American, born October 27, 1858, who bccam« famous the world over is concealed in this p i c t o r i al ana- K-ram. To find it, \ on must rearrange correctly the seventeen letters of the four words. None of th« words is a clue to the person's Identity, that is, none is descriptive of the character that made him one of. the most colorful men of his Lime. Who? ROOSTER LEO JTVO; P.XIJJA; J»tn »arto A-4, to < ABCPE F Q-H I J KLMNI OP Q.R.STUVW%Y 1»-vertically), <!n>w to trlS, P-l", F-14, Begin -t. 1-4, riraw to Q-" t--> Q-JO. O-ll, G-8, G-5, n «ne-w at G-4, <Jr»w 1-4. 1-7, P-11. Add G-8 to 1-7. A-?4 P-1fi to P-3T. to F-l. This is very plainly an op<m and shut wise, eh to (Ml* »• G-t, 0-U, 0-16. Wntjon? He's Rising to the Occasion IT IS foolish to expect direct answer* tc question* * at B R. A in*' hou»e. Enigmatic language I* exchanged among B. R. Ains' guest*; for h«'« «J« ardent puzzlist and chooses guests accordingly. We were up late s.t his house last week-end. When I awakened, the Blinds were drawn in my bedroom and my watch was not within reach. So I didn't nave any idea of the time when B. R. Ains CUM t* my door to call me. 1 asked him the hour. Ha responded. Take half, a third and t fourth t* fh« hour Ju*t struck and the toul will b« or.e Itrffor than the hour." What tim* was It? wjnoo jo Arehit*cf'» drawing *f n*w, "hord" cpnttruttion building wilh the kty eltctronic installation* *aftly »Mtk»d undtrorcund to w*ath*r H- or A-bomb blast*. Long Distance Phone Center Goes Below ... ... ... Bunker Type Installation to Defy Any Atomic Attack By JOHN F. SEMBOWER Central Press Association Correspondent NORWAY, 111.—Today's counterpart of the heroic telephone operator who built tradition by sticking to her post to relay information during fire, flood and pestilence will have a place near here to "dig in" and continue operating even during a national atomic "catastrophe." The American Telephone and Telegraph and the Dlinois Bell Telephone systems have begun installation of equipment in a new two-story and basement "hard" building designed to serve as a long distance telephone crossroads of the nation in an A- or H-bomb attack. » » . MORE THAN 100 employes will be stationed here permanently, and at all times will be provisioned with water, food, emergency power and fuel supplies to be able to hold out for 21 days without outside aid. It is a real bunker-type installation, complete with self- contained air conditioning system. All that will be necessary for it to continue functioning i* for some of its many lines to be intact to the rest of the nation and the outside world. This location in a "sea" of cornfield prairies 60 miles southwest of Chicago is regarded as being well dispersed from the industrial "prime target area" around Chicago and the Gary steel mill complex. On the long lines telephone system of the nation it is one of the Chicago "bypass" routes, which is typical of other routings of long distance wires around major cities throughout the country. * * . WHEN IT GOES into operation this year, it will be one of the largest phone switching centers ever built, and will augment the gigantic radio relay station already existing at this point. Recent announcements of new devices for permitting data machines to "talk" to each other over direct long distance telephone circuits, which sent the New York Stock Exchange tickers into a flurry of excitement over the issues of concerns making such equipment, highlight the importance to the nation's security of the new maximum security bunker. It is expected that Important segments of the nation's defense mechanism soon will be linked by these automatic devices which transmit information at rates far faster than human speech. This point already la the crossroad for five major radio relay routes, on* of them extending from coast to coast. [Part of the project involve* ! greatly expanding the eommu- ' nication - carrying capacity of two routes by adding the latest type of radio relay development. The engineers expect to trlpl* the number of long distance conversations handled simultaneously—from 3,000 at present to 14,000 communications. This is part of the new direct-dialing long distance systems whereby you can call an increasing number of cities each month simply by dialing three prefix numbers, without even talking to an operator. * • * THE HUNDRED technicians here will perform work which onca would have required thousands o£ operators at the time of such disasters as the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. Miraculous robot "operators" now "listen" as calls are dialed through the system, remember them and figure out the best routes, making the connectionj alerting, reporting and even correcting themselves. If these devices detect an obstacle on the way, they file a report, then choose another route and go on to complet* the call, all in a matter of about five seconds. If lines ar» down, the rerouting* wil 1 be made almost instantly s<? long as any routes still ar* in the dear. Old Vic, London's Most Famed Theater Showhouse Has Seen 142 Years of Entertainment By STEVE UB6Y Written Especially ]or Central Press and This Newspaper THE BROADWAY OF LONDON lies north of the Thames River, in the "West End." However, there is a notable theatrical outpost in the bustling and less pretentious area south of the historic Thames. This is the theater known throughout the world for its Shakespearean productions — the theater known as The Old Vic. When opened in 1818, the playhouse stood in the middle of a swampy field and was known as the Royal Coburg Theater. It was named for Prince Leopold (later king of Belgium), who two years tarlicr had married the heiress-presumptive to the British throne, Princess Charlotte. Since the major theaters of Covent Garden and Drury Lane enjoyed a virtual monopoly in drama, the Coburg was restricted to performances of ballet, pantomime and melodrama. • * * THIS LED to oome unusual adaptations ofShakespearc. •• "Macbeth" became "A Grand and Terrific Caledonian Drama, founded on Shakespeare's sublime Tragedy of Macbeth, interspersed with Characteristic National Marches, Choruses, Combats and Processions." The audience showed a strong appetite for these colorful arrangements. Edmund Kenn, the great tragic actor, played his most famous parts there. Audiences did n6t always behave with the reverence o* the modern playgoer and in one after- curtain speech Kean told them they were "a set of ignorant, unmitigated brutes." In 1833, tn« Coburg was renamed the "Royal Victoria" for the princess who was to become queen In 1837, and for »om« years the manner* of the playgoer* Improved. Music formed an Important part of the theater's program, In 183* great excitement was Plays of $hok«»p«ar» or* back again at The Old Vic. caused by the farewell concert of the great violinist, Paganini. Although in 1843 restrictions on minor theaters were removed, the Royal Victoria gradually went downhill. Th«, expansion. of London had changed the semi - rural surroundings slums and many people came to the Royal Victoria as much for the gin as for the melodrama. In 1880 Emma Cons, an active social worker, took a lease on the theater, banned alcohol, and reopened it as the Royal Victoria Coffee Music Hall to provide a new public with family entertainment. The eminent musicians Carl Rose, Sir Arthur Sullivan and Sir Julius Benedict were on her committee. There were weekly ballad program.* and also lectures on science, Yoiinx people came in such numbers that eventually a separate collie was founded — Morlcy College, now » fart of London University. Emma Cons died In 1912 and was succeeded by her niece, Lilian Baylis. It was under the direction of this remiirkabl* woman that The Old Vic became an Internationa! institution. It was not until the autumn of 19H, after the outbreak of World War I, that, the amendment of the rogvilaUona about music hall performances mart* it possible to present legitimate drama at. The OH Vic. Opera continued to he an integral part of the repertoire, but m 1928, The Old Vic. branched out. jnto ballet In the 1930s opera unrt ballet transferred to the Patller'i Wells Theate- ir, north London and The OM Vie hecame the home of England'* greatest dramatist, on the south bank of the Tharne*. where his work w»s first itager! three *n<1 a half centuries ago.

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