Comments Made in the Year 1955!

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  1. Palatka51

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    That's only 53 years ago!


    'I'll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are, it's going to be impossible to buy a week's groceries for $20.00.'


    'Have you seen the new cars coming out next year? It won't be long before $2,000.00 will only buy a used one.'


    'If cigarettes keep going up in price, I'm going to quit. A quarter a pack is ridiculous.


    'Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging a dime just to mail a letter?'


    'If they raise the minimum wage to $1.00, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store.'


    'When I first started driving, who would have thought gas would someday cost 29 cents a gallon. Guess we'd be better off leaving the car in the garage.'


    'Kids today are impossible. Those duck tail hair cuts make it impossible to stay groomed. Next thing you know, boys will be wearing their hair as long as the girls.'


    'I'm afraid to send my kids to the movies any more. Ever since they let Clark Gable get by with saying D**N in GONE WITH THE WIND, it seems every new movie has either H**L or D**N in it.'


    'I read the other day where some scientist thinks it's possible to put a man on the moon by the end of the century. They even have some fellows they call astronauts preparing for it down in Texas.'


    'Did you see where some baseball player just signed a contract for $75,000 a year just to play ball? It wouldn't surprise me if someday they'll be making more than the President.'


    'I never thought I'd see the day all our kitchen appliances would be electric. They are even making electric typewriters now.'


    'It's too bad things are so tough nowadays. I see where a few married women are having to work to make ends meet.'


    'It won't be long before young couples are going to have to hire someone to watch their kids so they can both work.'


    'Marriage doesn't mean a thing any more, those Hollywood stars seem to be getting divorced at the drop of a hat.'


    'I'm afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business.'


    'Thank goodness I won't live to see the day when the Government takes half our income in taxes. I sometimes wonder if we are electing the best people to congress.'


    'The drive-in restaurant is convenient in nice weather, but I seriously doubt they will ever catch on.'


    'There is no sense going to Lincoln or Omaha anymore for a weekend, it costs nearly $15.00 a night to stay in a hotel.'


    'No one can afford to be sick anymore, at $35.00 a day in the hospital it's too rich for my blood.'


    'If they think I'll pay 50 cents for a hair cut, forget it.'
     
  2. Magnetic Poles

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    Interesting stuff, but probably a retroactive creation. The astronaut corp was not being prepped in Texas in 1955. In fact, that was a couple of years before the first artificial (unmanned) satellite, Sputnik, was launched by the USSR.

    From HERE

    History of Astronaut Selection Man's scope of space exploration has broadened since the first U.S. manned space flight in 1961. But the Nation can never forget the original seven space pilots who focused our vision on the stars. In 1959, NASA asked the U.S. military services to list their members who met specific qualifications. In seeking its first astronauts, NASA required jet aircraft flight experience and engineering training. Height could be no more than 5 feet 11 inches because of limited cabin space available in the Mercury space capsule being designed. After many series of intense physical and psychological screenings, NASA selected seven men from an original field of 500 candidates. They were Air Force Captains L. Gordon Cooper, Jr., Virgil "Gus" Grissom, and Donald K. "Deke" Slayton; Marine Lieutenant Colonel John H. Glenn, Jr., Navy Lieutenant M. Scott Carpenter and Navy Lieutenant Commanders Walter M. Schirra, Jr., and Alan B. Shepard, Jr.
    Each man flew in Project Mercury except Slayton, who was grounded for medical reasons. Sixteen years later, Slayton was an American crew member of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, the world's first international manned space flight.
    Nine pilot astronauts were chosen in September 1962, and fourteen more were selected in October 1963. By then, prime emphasis had shifted away from flight experience and toward superior academic qualifications. In October 1964, applications were invited on the basis of educational background alone. These were the scientist astronauts, so called because the 400-plus applicants who met minimum requirements had a doctorate or equivalent experience in the natural sciences, medicine or engineering. Of these 400 applicants, six were selected in June 1965.
    In April 1966, 19 pilot astronauts were named and in August 1967, 11 scientist astronauts were added to the program. When the Air Force Manned Orbiting Laboratory program was canceled in mid-1969, seven astronaut trainees transferred to NASA.
     
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  3. Palatka51

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    Maggy;

    You're such a fuddy duddy!! :tongue3:

    JK! :wavey: Thanks for the info.


    Mel
     
  4. Magnetic Poles

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    Mel, that's probably the nicest thing anyone on this board has ever called me!! :laugh:
     
  5. Jim1999

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    Are you indeed quaintly fussy, fuddy- duddy?

    And what is Maggie? I thought you were a bloke!

    Cheers,

    Jim
     

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