Week of April 23, 1955
says Peiping will not give up the
“sovereign right for liberate” Formosa even though it wants
direct negotiations with the United States to ease tension in
President Eisenhower unveils plans to send a new atomic-
powered merchant ship around the globe in a dramatic
demonstration of America’s determination to win “a just and
lasting peace.” The new vessel, the President said, will travel
thousands of miles without refueling and “will demonstrate to people everywhere
this peacetime use of atomic energy, harnessed for the improvement of human
The Department of Justice files an antitrust suit to break up the merger of the
Hilton and Statler Hotels.
President Eisenhower plainly states that the United states will gladly talk with
Red China about “anything that doesn’t affect the Chinese Nationalists” in order
to ease world tensions.
At the White House - Dr. Jonas Salk (40), discoverer of the polio vaccine, meets
President Eisenhower but it was the President who thanked him. “When I think of
the thousands and thousands of parents, and grandparents who are hereafter to
be spared so much anxiety and grief, I have no words to express adequately my
thanks,” said the President to Dr. Salk.
Fashion arbiter - American soldiers in Frankfurt follow Col. John Dilley’s order to
wear neckties in town with a vengeance. He told GI’s to shed their sport shirts
and put on ties after 6pm when visiting town in civilian clothes. The GI’s took the
fashion to the extreme; some wore
luminous knit jobs that glowed in the dark.
Many of the ensembles were set off by
bright green or red baseball jackets -
Trendy - A
designed to lure
American women away from foreign
influence is unveiled at the International
Congress of Beauty. The new fashion,
tabbed the American girl hair style, was