Originally published in The Kansas City Times, Feb. 4, 1961
“Two exhibits keyed to science, one on atoms and the other on defense missiles, will open today at the Kansas City Museum, 3218 Gladstone Boulevard.
“The atoms exhibit is sponsored by the U.S. Atomic Energy commission. It consists of colored panels, lighted side panels and a scale model of the atomic-powered merchant ship Savannah.
“The panels explain the peaceful uses of atomic energy in agriculture, industry and medicine. The missile exhibit is a model Nike missile site and is sponsored by the 5th missile battalion of the Army Air Defense command.
“Here, Wilber E. Phillips, Kansas City Museum director, adjusts a model of the Savannah.”