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Saturday, March 03, 1951

HOUSTON, Texas --- It looks like the flying saucer season is on again. I see by the Houston Post that a couple of steel company executives and the pilot and co-pilot of their private plane all spotted something big and bright-lighted and saucer-shaped flying over Goose Creek, Texas, the other night.

When most of the front page headlines are about Korea, high prices and the draft, this news about the saucers sounds mighty good to me.

Like a lot of other folks, I wish I could see one for myself. Until that happens, I won’t believe in there really are such things as flying saucers --- and I’d kind of like to believe in them.

If they’re real, I hope they come from Venus or some other planet that’s just as far from Leningrad as it is from Los Alamos. And I hope they’re piloted by friendly little men two feet tall who know the answers to a lot of questions we haven’t even thought up yet.

Considering the messes we’re always getting ourselves into, us human beings have a mighty highfalutin’ opinion of our own intelligence. It might be the best thing in the world for us if something out of this world came along to bring us down a peg or two.

Anyway, I’m glad the flying saucers are back. I hope we have a lot of them this year.

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In 1951, Hopalong Cassidy had a daily column that appeared in a number of newspapers across the country.  Sagebrush Entertainment, Inc. is pleased to share these columns with you and will present them on a weekly basis.

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