The Indianapolis Star from Indianapolis, Indiana on December 5, 1956 · Page 13
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The Indianapolis Star from Indianapolis, Indiana · Page 13

Indianapolis, Indiana
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Wednesday, December 5, 1956
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tow nr. issitrn The Th in os I Hear! IIl? I"RJFMT A TAT' A TZfI IT a i Ajli ft"'"- '. THERE HAVE been mornings when T would like to be able to stay on the bus and ride back home again instead of to work. And I guess I'm not the only one to have such moods. Marion Beck, a trolley driver who lives at 527 South Temple, must have had a similar notion the other morning. He drove his trolley from the Highland barns south on Oriental and had to stop at Michigan because of traffic. When traffic cleared he started up and absent-mindedly went straight ahead the route he takes home in the evening instead of turning right, the direction the wires take. Fortunately he was headed up a slight incline, and he was able to coast the trolley back to where it made contact with the wires. PATRONS of the East 10th bus line are an exclusive lot, says W. T. (Pop) Allen, 1206 North Arlington. When he got on the bus the other morning he noticed each double seat but two was occupied by just one woman. One of the other two seated a woman and her daughter, while Pop was in the second. Maybe they all were some kin of Greta Garbo and just wanted to be alone. BOB OSLER of Rough Notes Company is tickled over the fine sendoff given one of Rough Notes' new books. "Business Insurance in Your Own Back Yard," bytMillard Samuel. Portland, Ore. It was set for announcement Dec. 1. But on Nov. 15, before it even was out of the bindery, the Saturday Evening Post bought the entire first printing to give away as Christmas gifts. A new printing is being rushed through, but by agreement with the Post it can't be offered for sale publicly until after Jan. 1. By the way, Osier, himself, is co-author of a college textbook, "Modern Life Insurance," along with Dr. R. I. Mehr, professor of economics at the University of Illinois and formerly of Butler. AN INDIANAPOLIS physician who went to the county clerk's office yesterday for a copy of his marriage certificate gave the office employes quite a surprise. When they looked up the records it was found the record shows Doc was born in 1921 and married a year earlier, in 1920. "There must be something wrong here," someone observed sagely. So the office force is checking into the situation. CARL WAGNER, Block's sales director, doesn't place much stock in my theory as to the meaning of the "Ugma Ugma" on the label of the canned snails in Block's food shop. It's probably not the sound the snails make as they go down your gullet, he says. More likely it's a trade name, and sounds more appetizing in French than English. On the label is the name and address, "Unge-mach, Strasbourg, France," and the "Ugma" could be an abbreviation of "Ungemach," Carl thinks. DEFINITION of an astronomer by an astronomer: "An astronomer is an insignificant man who tries to solve the secrets of time and space through that infinity known only to the God who created and operates the immesurable universe." WISVIIIU. Broadway And Elsewhere Pi htm THAT WAS a lulu at The Little Club. The event was Dick Shawn's "Talent Scouts Losers Party." Tina Louise (of "Abner") pulled colleague Julie Newmar's hair. Such name-calling! ... A famed teevee comedian p3ssed-out (after a dozen Martinis) in The Lil Boiz Woom . . . The Pup! Campos (Betty Clooney) are booked at the DeLido (Miami Beach) all season. They expect another image next June . . . Heard at Johnny's Keyboard: "Boy! Didja see that arrangement, ring he gave her?" . . . Hottest Scandal In Town: One of the most famous names in tv will be hit by a papaternity-suit. Unless he keeps the 5-year ago pledge, etc. (Stoopitttttt!) IT WAS ARTHUR Ochs Sulzberger who got the divorce. He's of the N.Y. Times clan. We recently broadcast Mr. Sulzberger will soon merge with Carol Fox, dghtr of David Fox, one of the Jay Thorpe storekeepers . . . Intimate pals of Mrs. Tommy Dorsey (Woohe Donahue and Marianne O'Brien) were not at the funeral . . . Producer Brynie Foy and "Miss Florida" (m the Miss America Pageant this year) are a new A-l romantic sauce . . . Spike Jnncs applied for a pistol permit. Under the name of Lindley Jones . . . That was TVcnus Mary Sinclair and composer Frank Loesser swapping Baby-Tawk at Romeo Salta's. THEY ARE calling it Lisa Vegas since My Fair Lisa Kirk's smash click at El Rancho . . . Roberta Sherwood's latest Decca is a weepy. "A Woman Ages Long Before a Man." Norma Douglas' album ("The Dynamic Miss Douglas") is being affectionately hugged by disc-jox almost everywhere. Thanks, Gentlemen. She rates your embraces. Big talent. The Colony Music Store (on Bway near 52d) reports: "Terrific demand" . . . Night clubs from the Eden Roc Hotel (Miami Beach) to Chicago's "Kelly's" want Norma's act. She ain't got no act yet. She's just only very oooofffff! . . . Add Bway Theme Songs: "For She's a Shelley Good Fellow!" . . . Talent scouts will screen test Lynn Rushmore, 16-year-old dghtr of the H. Rushmores. GEORGIE PRICE, ex-star (now a Member of the N.Y. Stock Exchange) is a Grand-pop. Via dghtr Penny and her groom (John Larsen) in Philly . . . Broadway play producers Rita Allen and husband M. Cassel will offer Marc Connolly's latest in Feb. It is "Hunter j, Mnjin." They will give the Runyon Cancer Fund the $10,000 they planned spending on Yule gifts for kin, friends and associates. (Thanks) . . . The box office staff of "Girls of Summer'" at the Longacre reports: "Could've sold another 100 tickets every perf if the Fire Dept. allowed it!" mi. (iionr.F. w. rn.t.vE The Worrv Clinic 5 CASE T-339: Bert G . 41, is a busy executive. "Dr. Crane, I never can catch up with my work," he told me. "I'm on the go all day long, but still I don't find time for reading or other pleasures 1 used to enjoy. "I just wish you could add an extra hour to the 24 in my day. But I suppose that's something you psychologists can't perform, ch?" hi YOU ARE wrong, Bert. We psychologists can actually add an extra hour. And at no extra strain , on your heart or your nervous system. Bert's poundage is 210. though it should be only 175 at the most. That means he is carrying an extra load of 35 pounds. By dieting, his blood pressure would drop possibly 20 to 30 points, thus aiding his heart at every beat. As soon as you go on a diet you will begin to awaken earlier. In my own case, I have found that I waken about an hour ahead of schedule. And it isn't due to hunger. No, my body simply clears out the waste products and gets me in shape for the new day, with eight hours of slumber instead of my usual nine. That's how you can speedily add an extra hour to your waking time and thus stretch your day from 24 hours to a functional 25. So I put Bert on my dehydration diet, whereby you reduce your fluid intake, as well as your menu, for the first 10 days. On the first day Bert limited himself to a total of 1,200 calories. And he restricted his fluids to a total of only one glass (eight ounces). On the second day he drank two glasses of liquids (fruit juice, water, etc.). On th' third day he, moved up to three glasses. OX THE NEXT seven days he followed this same pattern. limiting his food to 1,200 calories and his liquids to three full glasses a day. "After that first day, I didn't feel any special hunger pangs," he admitted, "though I wished I could have a barrel of ice water. "My attention shifted from my stomach to my mouth. But I soon got used to it, and felt fine. "And I also noticed that I woke up much arlier every morning, so you did add that extra hour, after all. I didn't realize psy-" chologists could produce such miracles!" ICoor'aM tv Tht Hoo'oiu Sidii. Inc.) J. STKIMOII. 1f.fl. To Y our Health If, f 1 . Jh. 5 r LiftJ DEAR DR. STEINCROHN: I am 32 years old and the mother of three children. They are what keep me alive. I have often thought of suicide because my husband is an alco holic. He can't hold a job . for more than a few months. Not only is he unable to support us but he makes life a living hell for me because I have to be a helpless onlooker to how he is ruining the lives of our children. He won't go to the Alcoholics Anonymous. He doesn't seem to WANT to get better for the children's sake forgetting about me! I do not expect you to be able to help this sort of problem "just like that" Nevertheless, I write in desperation. Any little straw may prevent me from going under. Mrs. H.L. ANSWER: Keep holding on. In the last few decades doctors have learned how to beat down pneumonia, typhoid and many others. Some day we will have the answer how to undercut chronic alcoholism. At least we have learned to look upon an alcoholic as one who deserves help because he is sick; wc don't treat him as an outcast. As for giving you a specific remedy, Mrs. L.H., 1 am glad that you understand that is impossible for me to do. How to prevent recurring bouts of alcoholism is, I believe, better handled by psychiatric treatment. If you haven't already availed yourself of such help for your husband, I suggest you contact the secretary of your local medical society or state medical organization. They will be able to direct you. I recall many of my patients who were thought to be "hopeless alcoholics"; yet they recovered completely and have been on the wagon for years. A REPORT in the Journal of the American Medical Association may be of interest to you. It is on a paper written by Dr. A. R. Greenfield relative to how to "quiet down" the alcoholic. He refers to 55 acutely intoxicated chronic alcoholics who were treated with reserpine. In addition to acute alcoholic intoxication the patients were anxious, tense and depressed. The drug was first given by hypodermic; later by mouth. Fifty-one of the patients responded well to the treatment. Within 60 hours most of the patients with a good response to reserpine were "able to participate in their normal activities." By stabilization of his emotional turmoil the victim's need for alcoholic escape may be reduced. Wednesday, December 5, 1956 Editorial Radio Edward F. Roesch Killed In Collision: Driver Held fw R I I iT jV JP'XV'A 4- 'A . if (fzrjzzi U b hr I t I. 1- x' v t i 7 W 1 ML L - 1 't ' , --.-Ji BODY OF EDWARD F. ROESCH LIES BESIDE WRECKAGE Hook Drug Company President Hurled to Pavement An Indianapolis motorist was helJ on a preliminary charge of reckless homicide last night in the traffic death of Edward F. Roesch, 70-year-old president of Hook Drug Company. A deputy coroner said Mr. Roesch. 6335 Round the Hill Road, Brendonwood, died of a fractured skull when he was thrown from his car to the pavement after a two-car collision at 42nd Street and Sherman Drive. HE WAS being driven south on Sherman Drive by his nurse. Mrs. Diane K. Casey, 27, 3S65 Forest Grove Drive, when their car collided with another driven east on 42d Street by Lou;s Leon Stevens, 44, 341 Villa Avenue, police said. Witnesses told police Stevens failed to stop at Sherman, a preferential street. After the crash, his car smashed into a EDWARD F. ROESCH utility pole at the southeast corner of the intersection. MRS. CASEY was released from Methodist Hospital after Withholding; Method On Gross Tax Urged TRAFFIC 74 DEATHS Adoption by the 1957 General Assembly of the withholding method for collecting the gross income tax was urged yesterday in joint action by two state commissions. That the gross income tax be retained as the state's major r e v e n u e-producer also was agreed upon by the Legislative Advisory Commission and the Commission on State Tax and Financing Policy. THERE HAD BEEN recommendations from some quar ters that sales or net income Woman Hit In Her Home B Car? Hurt Mrs. Lillian Bcnefiel tried to avoid a parked car on narrow Locke Street in the 800 block yesterday, but the gas pedal stuck. The result: Her car smashed into a telephone pole, catapulted into the living room of a house, injured a woman there, knocked out phone service in the neighbor hood, automatically turned on the sprinkler system at nearby General Hospital, sent fire trucks rumbling to the hospital and jammed the switchboards there for several hours. "I WAS ONLY trying to avoid hitting a parked car," Mrs. Benefiel, 24 , years old, 1322 East Marlowe Avenue, reported, "when the gas pedal stuck. The next thing I knew I hit the telephone pole, bounced off that and into a lauy's living room. When she hit the pole, police said, it disrupted phone service to General Hospital which automatically turned on the sprinkler system. That had a chain-reaction, too, setting off an alarm at the fire department. Mrs. Katheryn Bailey, 42, 816 Locke Street, who was seated in the living room, received internal and back injuries. She is in fair condition at General Hospital. Mrs. Benefiel was not injured. tax laws be enacted to replace the gross income levy. The commissions voted in favor of the coming Legislature providing additional revenue to cope wita increased spending and the dwindling state surplus by an "across-the-board" percentage hike in the gross income tax. Joint action by the two groups was taken at a meeting at which a fifth, and final, report, was released. It gave conclusions on its studies of the state's tax and financial structure. BOTH COMMISSIONS took cognizance of the recently-released, all-time high, proposed state budget of $782.- fOOO.OOO for the 1957-59 period and a report that it would put the state $3S,000,000 in the "red" by June, 1959. "The state must reduce its services or increase its revenues" was the solemn outlook the commissions decided to depict fo; the lawmakers next January. Imposing of the gross tax-withholding chore on employers was expected to draw strong objections from the business and industrial lead ers, as in the past. AHISTID WITH GAMING DIVICI Hmlio Fotd, 44 yon old, 421 V, North Wilt Sum', wat airmtd nnr hit hont vi''Hoy w o ehd'gt of peiitmon ol oambhna dovicta whn o poliro vie squod found 21 banboll ticktu and a policy book In hit poimilon. Ho n lod to qppmi In Municipal Court, Room 4, today. being treated for cuts and bruises. Stevens was taken to General Hospital with a knee injury. He was in good condi tion last night. Capt. Audry E. Jacobs, head of the police traffic division, sa-d Stevens was being held last night under $5,000 bond. He will appear today in Municipal Court, Room 4, charged with reckless driving, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, and intoxication. A preliminary charge of reckless homicide also was lodged against him. JACOBS SAID a drunko-meter test given Stevens two hours after the accident showed him to be "very drunk." Mr. Roesch's death brings to 42 the number killed in Indian-apolis traffic accidents, and raised the combined city-county toll to 74. Alif elong resident of Indianapolis, Mr. Roesch went to work for John A. Hook in his first drugstore at the corner of Prospect and South Streets in 1905. He became manager of the second Hook drugstore at Washington and New Jersey streets in 1907. WHEN the stores became a company, he became vice-pres ident and general manager, and in 1943 was named president when John A. Hook died. There are 52 stores in 19 Hoosier cities today. Mr. Roesch re mained active in the business until last April when he be came ill. He attended pharmacy school in New York City and was registered there in 1905. He was a member of St. Andrews Catholic Church. Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. Surviving are two sons, Edward F. J. Roesch, vice-president and merchandising mana ger of the Hook company, and John R. Roesch, assistant secretary-treasurer of the firm; two brothers, Herman and Joseph Roesch, both of Indianapolis, and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Friday in Kirby Mortuary with requiem mass to follow at 9 a.m. in St. Andrew's Church. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery Friends may call at the mortU' ary after 7 p.m. today. The UMvH. I I Bock I Red Hot hand-warmer 1 .98 for off outdoor activities Weal gift for the hunter, tht camper or any sports fan. Made of brats with platinum asbestos filament. Burns high gratia whit gasoline, bemine, pocket warmer or lighter fluid. Halps to deep you warm all day or night. 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