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1954

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  January -

GUS ANSWERS A FIRE ALARM

July -

GUS MEETS AN INVASION

  February -

GUS AIDS A HOT-ROD JOCKEY

August -

GUS RIDES OUT A STORM

  March -

GUS DOCTORS A CASE OF JITTERS

September -

GUS CLOSES A STICKY CASE

  April -

GUS DEFIES THE ELEMENTS

October -

GUS TRICKS A TRUCK

  May -

GUS CLEARS A TRAFFIC JAM

November -

GUS GOES DOWSING FOR WATER

  June -

GUS LENDS LUCK A HAND

December -

GUS BACKS INTO CHRISTMAS

 

In the News...

●    First atomic submarine Nautilus launched (Jan. 21).

●    Five U.S. congressmen shot on floor of House as Puerto Rican nationalists fire from spectators' gallery; all five recover (March 1).

●    Soviet Union grants sovereignty to East Germany (March 23).

●    Army v. McCarthy inquiry - Senate subcommittee report blames both sides (April 22–June 17).

●    Dien Bien Phu, French military outpost in Vietnam, falls to Vietminh army (May 7). (For detailed chronology, see Vietnam War.)

●    U.S. Supreme Court (in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka) unanimously bans racial segregation in public schools (May 17).

●    Eisenhower launches world atomic pool without Soviet Union (Sept. 6).

●    Eight-nation Southeast Asia defense treaty (SEATO) signed at Manila (Sept. 8).

●    Dr. Jonas Salk starts inoculating children against polio.

●    Algerian War of Independence against France begins (Nov.);

●    France struggles to maintain colonial rule until 1962 when it agrees to Algeria's independence.

●    William Faulkner's A Fable wins Pulitzer.

Automotive News

●    Studebaker and Packard merge

●    Nash and Hudson merge into American Motors

●    First Ford Thunderbird (1955 model )