The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin from Racine, Wisconsin on August 9, 1959 · Page 7
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The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin from Racine, Wisconsin · Page 7

Racine, Wisconsin
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Sunday, August 9, 1959
Page 7
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All Aboard on Old 97! * * • • * • Around fhe Bend fo Rock City By Einar Skoal The big, gruff conductor smiled. He seized Toby under the armpits and swung him onto the platform of the day coach. The train was a "tall grass" local; to Toby it was a shining magic chariot—except that the "horse with hooves of gold" was only a tired old funnel-s tacked locomotive with asthma and stomach cramps. . . . Through the open window Toby could hear the "steed" puffing and snorting. It puffed a few cinders in at the window until the brakeman came to close it. The braketnan was a small man in a mousey blue uniform. His nose was long, his eyes were sad, and it could be seen that if it weren't for his jug- handle ears his cap would slip down over his eyes. "They shouldn't o u g h t a opened it," he grumbled. His Majesty Arrive* Among miscellaneous passengers, a sleek gentleman, in button shoes and with his hair parted in the middle, sauntered smiling down the aisle carrying a telescoping suitcase held together with straps. He swung the luggage to the rack above the seat across the aisle. He smiled at Toby's mother, sank maiestically onto the red-plush upholstery and adjusted his necktie and stickpin. He opened the Milwaukee Free Press to the financial page; he read it attentively—and majestically. A fussy mother with a lace- and-velvet j a be a u escorted middie-bloused daughters wearing flat wide-brimmed, blue- ribboned straw hats. The girls giggled; the mother hissed a warning. The train jerked; the locomo­ tive snorted. Chuff, chuff, chuff—away they went past the Stover Engine Works and the Geyer and Calkins Grocery warehouse. The cars leaned and veered eastward. Outside the window, telephone poles marched backward. Fences dipped, climbed and departed. Toby Tries His Skill Chuff-chuff! C h u f f-chuff! The wheels began to click on the rails. The conductor entered the coach holding his punch. "Tickets, please!" He smiled at Toby, punched the two tickets. "Here," he said, "You try it on this piece of paper." Toby squeezed out a weak dent and looked up dismayed. "It's all right, Sonny! Anybody can see that you're a born railroader." He folded the piece of paper and tucked it under the gilt cord across the visor of Toby's cap. A Life on th« Rails? I want to be a 'railroad' when I grow up," Toby told his mother. Clickety-click, clickety-click, clickety-click! Toby yawned at the golden- rodded countryside. The door at the end of the coach opened. The brakeman entered, calling: "Dakota! . . . Dakota!" People bustled out. People hustled in. Luggage thudded into overhead racks. Newspapers crackled. Women smoothed their skirts. A stout woman sat beside her thin, bronzed husband. She held a flat, square cardboard box, from which rustling sounds issued. Toby heard a peeping sound, too. "Baby chicks!" his mother said. "She has chicks in the box; you can hear them scratching and peeping." Holiday for Two The stout woman smiled at the other passengers. She said: "We're having a holiday—we're going to visit my daughter and her family!" , She looked at the flat box. "We have a little present for the children!" (Peep-peep!) Restless, Toby explored the aisle under his mother's eye. He stopped beside the last seat at the rear, He could see out the window in the rear door by standing on tip-toes. The track was sliding away behind, and he could hear the sound of the wheels. "Butcher" Makes a Sale "Cigars, candy, papers, magazines!" A young man approached with a basket under his arm; he was the "news butcher." A salesman called for a package of playing cards. "They're up front. I'll bring them back directly . . ." When the cards arrived, the salesman and three other men arranged two seats facing together. They laid a suitcase across their knees and began game. Toby could hear the soft slap of the cards and the chink of coins. The coach door opened again, and the brake m a n entered. Change Cars! "Denton Junction! Change for Tipperary and Stonehill! Denton Junction!" The train ground to a stop. Passengers departed; others came. The ticket punch clicked, the "butcher" called his wares. The cards slapped down on the, and coins clinked. Everything was new and wonderful. Skoal's Short Tours ,,..,^,My „.».m^ • V ' 1 •"O j.->''V Post-and-Lintel Idea Came from the Greeks The Assyrians visualized the arch In three dimensions and came up with the dome. The RoAan.i, when building domes found they needed more strength in the walls, and so they invented the buttress. ATHENS—The post and lintel—two uprights with a crosspiece atop them—was the ancient Greek's greajt contribution to the science of building. The Egyptians evolved this idea into the arch. Augast ». 1959 See. f LAU'S Open Moh.^ Noon to P.M. SMALLEST CHURCH World's smallest church is at Covington, Ky, It is the IVlonte Casino Roman Catholic Church, which seats only three persons. luisy, Toro — I'.vor bt't-ii llie target fur a l.-WO-pound Angus bull? Tlie pliotograpluT took this shot and tliLMi took to lii .s liccis. Tlu" h\)i Inill escaped from a truck in downtown lasptT, Wyo , ami slmuk up a few people. Need Drinking Men to Be Investigotors NEWARK, N. .I —(/?')--lf you drometer and thermometer to won't drink on tli\' job or you <i-'st samples for alcoholic con can't hold your licjuor, cliancesj'^'''"*" are you won't bp hired by the . INCW Jersey Alcoholic Dovoragc "Onduras 2d LorgCSt Control Division, ijn Central America "It isn't that we necessarily j TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras- encourage dnnkuii; among our'Honduras, with an area employes," says Kmerson A,]^^ 4^ 277 square miles, is one Tschupp, deputy director of lhc|„f t,,^ world's smaller nations, division, "Hut most of the in j, ^^^ond largest of the vestigalionai posts require the fi^^. Central American repub- man be able to iiokl his hquor."l ,4^,^ size among the The investi !',ators wlio checkl'iO Latin-American countries, whisky bottles in bars, however, are an exception. The men use a combination liy- and is almost as large as the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Denmark combined. BEHIND EVERY SAVINGS ACCOUNT HERE... 10 "GRACE" DAYS SAVE Who Saving PAYS EARN FOR THE FULL PERIOD! Savings invested here by,the 10th of the month earn our big dividend from the 1st. This moans you have more time to be sure you earn regularly. You'll like saving here ... in addition to the convenience and earnings , . , every savings account is insured to $10,000 and backed by sound resources and reserves. Just $1 opens your account here. Coll, write or come in soon, MONEY SAVED REGULARLY GROWS FASTER Wo Invite You to Come In and Get All the Facts UNION SAVINGS & LOAN ASSOCIATION Now On College Ave. at 5th St. (JoillhLATT'S DESIGNERS SAll STARTS MOmA Y 9 A. Hi Many Below Our Usual Wholesale Cost One-of-a-Kind Showroom Samples 99 Usually 5.98 8.98, 10.98 and 12.98 Imported Velours! Luxurious Fabrics! New Designers' Creations! Briglit Trims! Featliers 'n Veils! New Fall Colors ond Shapes! Such beauty in this exciting sample collection: Exquisite sample hats from famous designers made to perfectionist standards of the finest fabrics, adorned with expensive trim. This is your chance to own beautiful sample hats, many one-of-a-kind, rich hued in tune with 1959 fall predictions. Come early for best selection. 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