LIFE Magazine January 25, 1960

LIFE Magazine January 25, 1960 American Folklore Marquette Conquers Manitou


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Pg… 1 Cover: In an old colonial legend, Father Marquette subdues his Indian captors by performing what looks like magic: focusing sunlight through the burning glass of his crucifix and thus setting fire to their heathen idol, Manitou.

Pg… 15 The Week's Events: Gamble's gamble on love: 19–year–old heiress shock high society by eloping to Paris with her married Romanian suitor.

Pg… 24 The Week's Events: Appalachian's mob is in ? and its secret is out: 20 big–time hoods get prison terms for keeping mum about their summit meeting.

Pg… 29 The Week's Events: Air widow's unexpected horror: plane's crash yields some grim evidence.

Pg… 32 The Week's Events: A new smile for John L. Lewis: he retires as United Mine Workers president.

Pg… 39 The Week's Events: Handsome U.S. hit in India: exhibit and lovely pavilion bring honors at New Delhi' farm fair.

Pg… 82 The Week's Events: Brigitte Bardot has a baby.

Pg… 26 Editorials: A will, the debt, and the budget.

Pg… 26 Editorials: News from the animal kingdom.

Pg… 26 Editorials: Crop storage in a vicious circle.

Pg… 50 Pictorial Essay: Folklore of America III. Eerie tales of specters and horrors were told by the early colonists.

Pg… 86 Article: World Crime 111. The crooked, cruel traffic in illicit drugs: narcotics come through devious but lucrative channels to wreak heavy damage on the U.S. By Herbert Brean

Pg… 35 Science: Case of the lost comet: 1959–F flashed briefly across the sky, then heaven only knows what happened to it.

Pg… 46 Modern Living: A spare room fallout shelter: interior decorators design a survival shelter which can also be used to put us guests.

Pg… 63 Fashion: "Le pull" takes over Paris in a cold weather craze for bulky sweaters.

Pg… 69 Sports: In Cincinnati they call him the Big"O", but by any name Oscar Robertson is the top player in college basketball history.

Pg… 76 Music: The lowdown on Waltzing Matilda: an Australian folk song makes a big comeback, but the lyrics still take a heap of explaining.

Pg… 79 Television: A sponsor saves the show: TV's best drama series gets money, with no meddling, from a giant oil company.

Pg… 101 Party: Princess Anne steals the show as a bridesmaid at her cousin's wedding.

Pg… 8 Other Departments: Speaking of Pictures: Matisse in a masterpiece.

Pg… 104 Other Departments: Miscellany: no waiting at this window.

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