Note: This is a post I wrote in 2006 for the 1947project.
Jan. 5, 1947: “The majority of Americans belong to one minority group or another,” said Dr. Will Durant, author and lecturer, yesterday in outlining the scope of the Declaration of Independence, Inc., in promoting inter-racial appreciation and in describing the theme of the organization’s banquet next Friday at the
“That theme,” he added, “will be education, particularly the education of children. It is felt that little can be done to change the nature of adults while children can be taught that co-operation is the basis of civilization’s growth.”
Quote of the day: “Admiral Cornplaster is out in the air frozen. You see, he has suction cups on his hands and feet and he climbed on this space twister that was threatening the world and cut the space twister in two by using his disintegrator ray gun. He still was hanging on with his suction cups but he got swept away into the air.”
Dominie Kazutokoff, age 9, of Sherman Oaks after she and her sister Sandra, 6, were rewarded for being good girls with a trip to The Times’ library so they could read back copies of “Buck Rogers” in the Sunday comics. The Cornplaster episode appeared in “Buck Rogers” on June 23, 1946.