The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on January 19, 1961 · Page 14
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14 tip Bagtum »u« Thursday, January 19, 1961 Space Age World's Fair Is a-Comin 5 •y MUttK UDERER Central Presi Association Correspondent SEATTLE, Wash.—Rising on Che shores ot Seattle's Puget Sound* is a $70,000,000 world's fair, the first United States World* Fair since 1838. Booked tor April 21 to Oct 21, li»62, the fair will house • daring preview ot the world 01 tomorrow. Uncle Sam will be there with the most extensive scieace exhibit ever assembled, ft $9.000,000 program including * spectacular science pavilion and "way out" exhibits to develop the theme: man in the Space Age. A spectacular, specially-designed pavilion will be built to house the science exhibits. It is to be the principal theme building for the exposition. The five-unit building, M large as the one the United States built at the Brussels World's Fair, will cost $3.500,000. It'll cover approximately 110,000 square feet on a landscaped view on tie southern edge of the 74-acre exposition lite, one mile from the heart of Seattle For two years top scientists, educators and government re- •earch specialists have been planning this unique effort aimed at proving the stor> 01 science can nave tremendous "box office" appeal for the expected 10,000,000 American and foreign visitors to Century 21 Exposition. • • * AS YOU approach the entrance to the five buildings, you will, in effect, enter & world of science housed in a sparkling complex of 30 to 50-feet structures built around a courtyard containing two artificial lakes and a multitude of fountains and floating gardens. In the first area, exhibits will present clearly the major world problems for which science seeits solutions. In the second exhibit area, you will seem to be lifted into space, enabling you to see time, space and matter in a new perspective. Ex- Dibits in the third area will Th* Unittd State* Science Pavilion will bt th« thtme building •f S*attl«'« Cuntwry 21 Exposition, April 21-Oct. 21, 1962. summarize scientific findings to date, giving you an understanding of the basic laws and principles of science. The Spirit of Science is explained in exhibit form in the fourth area. In the final area, the Frontiers of the Future, exhibits will suggest the ways the knowledge gained by science may provide the solution to man's problems. m » * ANOTHER theme building now being constructed Is Coliseum 21. 54,000,000 worth of exhibit space covering three and two-thirds acres, unbroken by a supporting post or pillar. Under a roof rising to the height of 115 feet, or the equivalent of an 11-story building, will be a unique, tri-level display of how man will live, work sjid play in the coming century. Here's what else Century 21 visitors will see: Since President Eisenhower has formally invited 85 nations of the world to participate in the fair, and 47 now are considering exhibits, it will be a truly international snow. There'll be a galaxy of bazaars, restaurants, shops and entertainment from every corner of the world. The latest dances, music and drama from Europe and th« Orient, and sports and spectaculars will be performed in tht new, 3,000-seat concert hall, the 5,500-seat arena and the 12,000- seat stadium. Gayway 21, with rides and games with a Century 21 flavor, will be a large part of the entertainment attraction, As an added attraction, Century 21 will have a look-to-the- future monorail, the first high- speed, mass-transportation commercial monorail to "be built in the United States. It'll carry fair visitors from downtown Seattle to the fair grounds over city streets, covering the mile in 96 seconds. A Century 21 medal, commemorating the 1962 exposition, will be minted by the U. S. Treasury. Up to 500,000 medals will be minted for sale. There'll be a Century 21 commemorative postage stamp featuring the exposition emblem, symbolic of "man in space." When it comes time to plan vacation fun for the summer of 1962, don't forget Centn^-v "• IDENTICAL CAREERS—Although they have lived at opposite ends of the U.S. for 30 yean, identical twins Mrs, Marie McGuire (left) and Mrs. Margaret Schwelnhaut, both 55, were brought together in Washington by mutual interests in problems of the aging. Mrs. McGuire is head of public housing in San Antonio, Tex. Her sister is a member of the Maryland State Legislature and chairman of her state's commission on the aging. They are delegates to the WniU House Conference on the Aging. Winter Driving Can Be a Riot ly FRANK i. FRIES Centra* Press Association Writer WINTER DRIVING can be more fun than a circus, and you can give yourselt, and especially persons riding with or near you. a thrill a minute 11 you put your neart into it and really try. The most important, and easiest thing, to remember, is SPEED. Don't take your foot of! that accelerator until you Just have to. Split-second Urn- tng at Intersections and on snarp curves can make all the difference in the world. Base your speed on weather and road conditions; the worse the conditions, the faster you should drive Many drivers, especially the •atperieneed ones, use snow tires. You can imagine wnat this does. It is so much better to rotate your tires, before the •now flies, to make sure your smoothest tires are on the rear wheels. If you have fairly new tires, It is well worth while to buy * couple of treadworn ones And don't have your Drakes checked. The more out of alignment they are, the merrier will fc* your drives. A needless expense is antl- frscze. Clouds of steam rolling and shooting out of your radla- the chassis lubricated. Likewise getting a new oil filter every 5.000 miles. Still another is following th* car manufacturers' recommendations to have your battery cells, generator and starter checked. II you ever nad the caill thrill of striding out to the garage In near-zero temperature and discovering th* engine wouldn't turn over, you will knov. better than to follow this advice. Some late models nave water- "FIRE-ORCHID" slim evening dress of draped silk chiffon -with a silk taffeta back, bodice bow and double, flowing panels spells elegance in the Edward Abbott winter collection, designed by Wilson FoUn&r. tor arw»!n Drags ftowis of ksuffctw frm Mlier motorist*, •*p*ctony UKXW tacked up ft* tin fuM AJMUMT to m fesBv^wvtfltt •0, M| MM** prooJ ignition systems, n your c doesn't, do not paint your starting system with on of th« waterproofing solutions now available. Another good thing to ignom Is the trunk of your car. Never load it up with ashes, sand, chains or a shove) for emergencies. This added weight would give the car's driving wheels a better grip on the road. Keeping in mind that speed is essential, there are several other thing, mor« or less minor, to remember. For Instance, just for kicks when there are pud- diet of mi:' water or slusb running along the curbs, drivi as fast as you can as close to the curb as possible at crowded bus stops You will be amazed at the waver of laughter. Broken car heaters and windshield wipers that aren't working also are a must. And <lnv- tog with only on* heodligtit at night Is yet another laugh fetter. Of all UMM, skidding probably Is the most exciting, so don't forgtt the cardinal ruK>— •peed, ipeed, MORE SPEED! LIBERALS' TARGET—All this news you read about putting a rein on the House Rules Committee — under chairmanship of Rep. Howard W. Smith (D), Virginia — has Rep. William M. Colmer (above) as a "purge" target Colnier, the Mississippi Democrat wh« campaigned against President-elect Kennedy, and Smith and four Republicans have handed t#- ffether to block Jeg'i.'lation in the past. The Democratic liberals are trying to find a way to break up what they feel Is an unholy alliance, either by adrling Ifbera's 01 getting Colmer bumped off OM eommitf.**. Beyond the Earth This 1,500-mife-an-hour aircraft Is th* typ« that will pav« th« woy tor a **ri«* of hug* n«w ship* flying *n th» lewtr Itvtls of spact ot sp«t<U approximating thoi« »f big rockctt. Rocket-SpeedAircraft •y WAYNf HUGHES Written Especially for Central Press and Thi* Newspaper THANKS to astronautical research, it soon, may be possible for an "air" traveler to fly from New York to Australia and back between breakfast and lunch. A 17,000-mile-an-hour chemically powered craft, barreling around the Earth on the edge of space, is already on the drawing boards. Lessons learned from the X-15 rocket plane—th« first craft designed to fly beyond the Earth—are being applied to plans for huge transports and bombers. These ships of the future look more like space craft than they resemble conventional airplanes, 1,500-mile-an-hour craft capable of taking- off vertically like & helicopter. This ship would be powered and in performance they also by highly advanced, but con rank close to space rockets. According to Dr. Alexander Kartvelli, veteran aircraft designer and "father" of the famed World War II Thunderbolt fighter, ther . are at least four more "generations" of advanced aircraft typ es ahead before aviation goes "astronautic." The first of these new aircraft "generations" would be a ventional-type jet engines. It would cruise at about twice th« speed of sound at approximately 75,000 feet—not quite in space, but close enough to pave the way for higher flying, faster ships in the coming space age. Another Article Will Appear Ntxt Wetk Here's a Bar Where Bach Is Served the Year Around luxi* lovtt his Aptras, «nd Mt gutiti Urarn te do likewise. ly GENE HERSH Central Press Association Correspondent CLEVELAND—At a million- dollar, luxury motel in East Cleveland Is located an ultramodern barroom that serves "Bach" beer the year around. The "Bach" In this case la the music of classical composer Jonann Sebastian Bach. Bach with your beer or Beethoven with bourbon are the servings that make this high class "saloon" one of the most unusual In the country and Its owner one of the oddest genta in these parts. The tavern, as well as the 67- room motel, la thick with longhair atmosphere and anyone who favors music with a raster beat than the "Blue Danube" is no more welcome than the most fanatic rock 'n 1 roll *an. The tavern and motel are owned by a huge, bark-is-worse- than-his-blte, opera-loving native ot Poland whose love for the classics has made him one of the most unique bartenders around. What's more, his fanatic admiration ot high-hrow music, rathet than being a handicap, bas been a financial asset. * • • BEFORE opening his motel three years ago, Albert Luxenburg operated a tavern across the street- Right from the beginning tie featured only classical music and has made a success of tt fo.' more than 20 years. One reason he kept all other types of music out of his establishment was because cf his two sons. Th« boyr mother died when U)« younger son was born and "Luxie" is proud of the fact ne tended nar with one arm while in the other Ira held Ml younger offspring. The reason for the high type music: "Didna want my kids to think 1 was running an ordinary saloon-wrong business," he explains. Luxie was taken to his first opera in his native Warsaw at the age of 7. Since then he has been a victim of "operatis," and has done his best to pass on this melodic "disease" to others, to Instill in them a love for good music. * • « BORN In Warsaw 83 years ago of Jewish parents, Luxenburg came to Cleveland in 1926 to escape persecution by the Poles. In 1945, his mother died in a German concentration camp and his three brothers and a sister were executed by the Nazis. Luxie's motel is submerged in a sea of classical music now, with each ol the rooms and the lobby equipped with speakers. There Is a choice of almost 300 records. Among the restful numbers available to weary travelers are the complete operas "La Boheme," "La Travinta" and "La Tosca." In the motel and barroom, culture is seen as well as Beard, On the walls arj paintings of Prince Igor. Carmen, and tn« execution scene from Puccini's "La Tosca." Whether or not people who enter this motel, called "The House of Luxenburg," appreciate the fine music or the expensive paintings, two things ar« certain. TTiere is hardly ever an empty bar stool during the evening hours and a rarer sight is the Gaining «f Uw MO* "Vacancy" The'Britannia/a Floating Palace •y STEVE LIMY Central Press Association Correspondent CENTURIES of shipbuilding experience, and the natural British devotion to the sea and seamanship, culminated in the royal yacht "Britannia." This la the yacht which Princess Margaret and her husband, Antony Armstrong-Jones, used for their honeymoon cruise. The blue, white and gold yacht is a miniature floating palace. But fof the fact that she is used privately by the royal family, the "Britannia" should not be termed a yacht at all. She is 413 feet long, with a gross tonnage of 6,760. She was designed to serve as a hospital ship in an emergency, and may be converted to that purpose quickly. She was built at the shipyards of John Brown and Company on the River Clyde in Scotland, birthplace of the world's largest luxury liners, the "Queen Elizabeth," among others. A feature of the "Britannia" is her stability in heavy weather. Fitted with Denny-Brown •stabilizers to prevent rolling, her stability is improved further by the use of aluminum for the bridge structure and funnel. This reduces the !^p : weight and motion in seas. • * • THE YACHT is propelled by steam turbines, which give a 'cruising speed of 15 knots, though she can travel at 20 knots when desired. Her deck is strengthened to hold a helicopter, used for a variety of purposes, including emergencies and carrying of dispatches to and from the queen. Manning the "Britannia" are 30 officers and 222 men. Each is a hand-picked volunteer. Sleeping apartments are on the shelter deck, uppermost on the main superstructure. From this deck a staircase leads down to a central lobby, around which are the private drawing- rooms of Queen Elizabeth and her husband, Philip. Off the vestibule are the main drawing-room and ante-room, which extend across the width oi the ship. These two rooms In nwllfy, *• "Britannia" it • luxuriou* pocket lin.r. Tht lorgMt room «n tht "Britannia" Is »h» dining room. become one large salon when interconnecting doors are folded back. Pink-flowered chintz covers the couches and chairs, and on the floor of this double room is a gray carpet The room Is painted a creamy turquoise. The first item visitors notice in the main drawing-room is the grand piano, placed there for the us* of Princess Margaret. » • * THE DINING-ROOM is the largest room on the "Britannia." Down the center of this room —which, on occasions, has been used for motion pictures—runs a long, polished table, whicn can accommodate 32 persons on Hepplewhite chairs. Extra wings can be fitted, allowing for 28 more guests. Abaft the dining-room are two offices—one for Elizabeth, one for Philip—where the serious work involved in a royal tour is carried out. Both offices have built-in desks. Prince Philip's office la modern and masculine, with a well-stocked bar; the queen's is feminine, with a gilded-bronze mirror, silk-shaded wall lights and book-lined walls. The staircase goes down ag'ain, to the main deck and air-conditioned cabins set aside- for members of the royal household a. d guests. The "Britannia's" royal quarters Include sections for Charles, Prince of Wales and heir to the throne, his sister Ann, and their infant brother. These were the first sections ever used. The two older children sailed on the 1954 maiden voyage when she sailed to To- briik to pick up the queen and Duke of Edinburgh. The royal quarters contain their own galleys, cliina and silver pantries, linen and baggage storerooms. The Buckingham Palace chef runs the galleys, which have tiled floors, stainless steel surfaces and electric stoves. Civil War Centennial Observance Begins O»n. Mark Clark, *f W*Hd Wot II fame and now president of Th« Cifad«l, South Carolina military training school, polnti to th» first of eight nt« mural paintings in the institution's Memorial library. This on* dtplttl Citadel cadets firing on ship attempting to r»liev» Fort Sumter. By JOHN F. SEMBOWER Press Association Correspondent CHARLESTON, S. C.—If callow cadets of The Citadel—the store, The Battle of Bull Run will be re-enacted by armios approximating in size those that educational Institution here which Is officially known as the fought the original encounter; Military College of Bouth Carolina and is currently headed by Gen. Mark Clark of World War II fame—had no Idea on Jan. W, 1861, what they were starting when they fired upon a federal sipply ship headed for Fort Sumter, "Star of the West," the current contingent 01 cadets who soon will re-enact the episode know full well what they are doing. They will be launching officially "the 'oggondest centennial celebration the U. S. has ever known"—the four-year-long orgy of commemorations, pageants, and large-scale battle re-enactments which will constitute a fitting observance of the hundredth anniversary 01 everything that took place from Fort Sumter to Appomatox more than tour years later. Historians now seem generally agreed that If "both sides" had known Ir 1861 what a torturous road lay ahead, the tragic convulsion ot the War Between the States probably never would have been started at all. Not so with the centennial: everybody north and south of the Mason-Dixon line is going Into It with eyes wide open. No less than 60 major observances ore scheduled for this year alone. Get out your history books—the big thick ones so that every battle for a fence row will be recounted in detail —and ye-; can begin to check your calendars for celebrations. books on every conceivable aspect of the conflict with such intensity that the Library of Congress reports that no other single topic in its voluminous index can hold a candle to It, The Civil War Roundtable in the unique Abraham Lincoln Bookshop In Chicago, used to be an odd'ty because Carl Sandburg and cohorts h»ld daily rehashes there ot the war's remotest incidents, year in and THE IRONY ot it Is that; year out, but such groups will there probably are more replicas of Blue and Grey uniforms, more facsimiles ot Civil War currency, more big and little Confederate flags and about as many imitation cannon being manufactured right now as ever was under commission by both sides at the start of the conflict itseli. The CiviJ War buffs are cocked and primed for their biggest of innings, and their number is legion. In orepara- tlon for the unprecedented reliving of history that Is in store, autnors have been grinding out be a commonplace in many localities during the next four years. Under National in February, Montgomery, Ala., i will stage a six-day re-enactment of the inauguration 01 Jefferson Davis, and so on anil on! However, cadets here, who on Gen. Clark's orders have been letting their hair and whiskers, if any, grow since early fall, will tee it all off. It now is ;,'<'»- crally recognized thnt the shots fired by their forebears wero the opening puns, rather than those that did the April 12. ist',1, shelling of Fort Sumter itself. * • • THE INCIDENT arose this way: During the days prior to Lincoln's Inauguration, sout'--rn states had been trying to negotiate transfer of federal forts to state hands, and Maj. Rohert Anderson, the commandant, hart taken his small contingent from Fort Moultrie here to tlie mor« easily defended Fort Sumter, spiking the Moultrie guns In the withdrawal. South Carolina rcgarduu tins as "an act of war," and Cit;i(!r : i cadets were manning son-.e of the batteries trained on supply routes to Fort Sumter. F,af;fr kids that they were, when tlir Centennial isaw "The of the \Ve.s!" <-.!< Director Karl Berts, a federal line; toward Sumter, they let 'or commission with honnrnry mem- have It! bers including Mrs. Edith Bol- That did it, and you c,\n go (,a ling Wilson, widow of President j with the story from thf-ro ri'.o Woodrow Wilson, ex-Presidents: story of the centfnr.ini ns it w.]I Herbert Hoover and Harry Tru- j unfold dny-liy-day nnd ni;:-,»:-a man, is hard at work. So are 42 state commissions. Vlrgu.ia alone has appropriated $1,387,000 for the project—far more hour-by-hour in the daily prf s.i, with almost everybody "getting Into the act" before it is all over four years from now, even as than It originally earmarked for our great-granrtdadflies did, but the war! As a sample of what Is In this time on a much friendlier and mor* jocular basis.

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