The Indianapolis Star from Indianapolis, Indiana on February 25, 1959 · Page 19
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Wednesday, February 25, 1959
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IOU I 11 wn If If ( 1 r The Things I Hear! i i i ..) V-,. 1 -k ,.L 11 v Jr L ns Ji'sr puvMhic ih.,i i ,.,1,,!,, ;,.!t. Imgeied (.mil siihiic i.i l.i l i thii i Ilis ,,u! .smailed hirn'.i P Hi deiugc Washington's lui lliil.iy, nf all clays, litis duly t ii m k , sneaked mil) the Indiana y" Public Defender's Dili, c in v " t Miii i .iv lie may jtf Killed himself is t i im;is A. Hoadley, I I A 1 defender, .says, Ufli 1L the SlaU'limise ami stole the defender's only typewriter --a Remington Kami electric serial n u in h e r 1-2UMSI. The reason I say he may have nutsina that, us 1 noma the deputy the defender's job is to help convicted felons. And without a typewriter, the defender miht not be able to help the thief providing he is caught. Oh, well, this fellow seems to be one able to help himself. WANT TO know how to get out of a hospital in a hurry? Martha Kirkman of Westfield has the answer: "Cancel your hospitalization policy," (End of joke.) THIS IS a bit belated. But during my . 'cent absence, a letter from Robert S. Smith, tha lawyer, written on stationery of 1.1 Panama Hilton, arrived. Rob, who was touring the southern republics, enclosed the front page of llablemos, a magazine section distributed by various Spanish-language newspapers, And the cover pnlure in (ulnr was i ii-dilcit In I he Indian-ainliH M.i i 's I iiimnv W'adellon. Mow that li'llnw Wadeltnn, gels around At the moment, he's cavorting on skis taineia in hand, of course in Swilerland. Dt'RINCi a recent illness, Mrs. Maxine Schweginan, .'I-II7 hast Slop H Road, left olf wearing her new contact lenses. She thought she was going blind when she resumed wearing ihem. Everything was foggy. I lor optician was puzzled. After more than an hour of testing her eyes, he had an inspiration. He switched the lenses. She could sec again. The prescriptions for the two lenses are quite different. And, it turned out, while she was ill her 4-year-old son Michael, found the lenses and removed them from their case. He switched the lenses in putting them back in the case, I forgot to ask whether he, in turn, got switched. WHO SAYS science is too engrossed with miter space to improve our lot here in inner space? 1 see where a company has come out with a stain-repellent tie. Gravy, eggs and other edibles make no impression on it. A swipe with a damp rag puts it back in its original condition. Now that's what I call real progress! ANYONE WHO thinks by the inch and talks by the yard, says the Penal Farm's Crier, ought to be moved by the font, lv.uTi.if vimnu. Broadway And Elsewhere MAN ABOUT TOWN: Linda Christian's new toy is 2,'I-year-old Armando Diaz, handsome and rich Chilean . . . Babs Hutton's son Lance has lost his heart again. Beauteous redhaired Starlet June Barker . . . Victoria Caldwell couldn't stand the agony and flew baik to Vic 1) a m o n e in ll'wood , , . Shawnee Smith, lovely American Indian doll in "Flower Drum Song," gets her nightly orchid corsage fiom Mexican Diplomat Miguel Ottes . . . Society's Dolly O'Brien has a new beau. John Cobb, who produced short-lived plays a few years ago . . . Millie Perkins, the leading lady of liOth's "Anne Frank" film, has Dean Stockwcll in the palm of her heart . . . France Nuycn's Monsignorc "Suie Wong" curtain date is Warren Robertson of that hit . , . Rock Hudson's sotto voce trysts are with society girl Jewel Cornish . . . l.ili St. Cyr and ex-husband Ted Jordan are experimenting again . . , They say Mrs. Batista is back at the Waldorf under another name. THE ALGER HISS separation (after 21 years) was no surprise to Greenwich Villagers, who suspect the "last straw" was an off-Broadway actress . , . Dakota Staton, the singer, and jazz, tooter Al Barrymore were married in Greenwich, Conn. Both follow the Moslem faith and assumed Arabic names , . Maria Schcll's brother Carl is expected to elope with French Actress Dany Carrel any day . . . Mrs. Henry Armstrong, wife of the three times boxing champ, got her decree . . . Red Sox Star Ted Williams, who has no affection for newspaper people, is crazy for ncwsgal Gwen Blackman . . . Sammy Davis Jr.'s Lden Roc (Miami Beach) wage for eight nights will be $.30,000 . . . CBS insiders insist the Fd Murrow sabbatical followed the network's displeasure of his program about call girls. TERRY MOORE'S ex-husband, Gene Mc-Grath, saw Connie lowers off at the airport. Actor Kerwin Mathews met her at the Los Angeles ramp . . , Marlon Brando is soooo interested in Flamenco Dancer Marguenta Cordova he signed her for his film . , . Joe Hirshom, immigrant Wall Street runner (he parlayed a uranium find into $100,000,000), will soon make headlines with an invasion of the iron-ore field. "FLOWER DRUM SONG," Rodgers and Hammcrstein's hit, is their biggest click since "South Pacific." Now over $1,500,000 in advance sales . . . Dagmar's secret of shelving 2S pounds was a Swedish milk diet . . . Mrs. M. Frankel, wife of the Moscow correspondent, is back so that their baby will be born in the United States . . . Donald Barry says he starred Mickey Rooney's estranged wife in a pilot film no dates, etc. . . . Actor Author John Vari (making his debut in "Last Mile") garnered rave notices in out-of-town reviews although he isn't billed in the ads. mi. c.Eoiir.r. m.WE The Worry Clinic CASE A-4G.1: Norma D , 3s" years old. is quite angry at me. It all began when 1 lauded Edgar Guest as the type of poet who writes of everyday psychological situations in contrast to the famous "Ode 4 v'd to a Grecian Urn." V fl "I am amazed at Dr. Li Crane." Norma wrote to a f,j friend, who then forwarded the letter to me. "How can Dr. Crane sav that Edgar Guest is a great er noei Keats or She!- I ?t ley? "I have never found a poem by Edgar Guest included in any Anthology of American poets. "Edgar Guest writes of the ordinary and the mundane. I do not think he has any 'mighty dramas' in his writings. "Dr. Crane cites his poem 'It Takes a Heap o' Livin' to Make a House a Home.' Why, that isn't even good grammar." DEAD ARTISTS usually are rated far above those who are living, and the same is true of musicians and poets. Why? Because snooty critics say so! Michelangelo confronted this same dilemma in his day. The art critics depreciated his remarkable talents and confined their eulogies to painters and sculptors who had been dead for centuries. So M: helangelo resorted to a clever ruse. )e buried one of his masterpieces. Then he led an excavating party in that direction. The new discovery created a sensation. The art critics of Italy analyzed it carefully and pronounced it a product of the great masters of previous generations. RAFFAELLE RIARIO. cardinal di San Giorgio, purchased it at a huge sum of money. Then Michelangelo let the cat out of the bag, and revealed the hoax. The art critics were so far out on a limb, they couldn't back up, so they had to concede that Michelangelo rated on a par with the great artists of antiquity. THE BEST TEACHER of art is available to everybody, namely. Nature. Yet many art museums hang monstrosities in their galleries that violate laws of Nature and the established psychological rules of art. In psychology, for example, we have proved that an animate creature has more interest value than an inanimate. A dog or cow or child thus octweighs a much larger area of canvas devoted to a rock or house or even a vase or urn. HENCE, Edgar Guest starts out a b;g jump ahead of all poetf, who gush with any "Ode to a Grecian Urn." , For Edgar Guest writes poetry about love and sacrifice and death of loved ones. Because Edgar Guest is a contemporary, though he has the same knack of Shakespeare and Dickens in selecting human interest material and writing voluminously, a lot of snooty critics have left him out of the "anthologies." C..r-'M lSl .r. sTriMiunis. mm. To Your Heal ih 1 HAVE a new cure for many distressing diseases: Ulcer of the stomach, high blood pressure, heart disease, etc. Can you recall moments of heightened emotional tension in your I fe? We are often at the mercy of our psyche. And when that happens we can get inte psychosomatic difficulty. And what is more important, emotional upheavals that come too often, can produce actual damage to our heart, stomac h, thyroid, blood pressure. WHEN YOU W I RE an infant you had your problems. The only way you could make them known to your mother was to cry. Mother settled these unhappy situations. But your crying often continued! What did mother do? She rocked you either in her firms or in your cradle. Within seconds or minutes your resentment vanished. As we grow up to he adults, each one of us is subjected to "pins that prick" us. One may hate his job. Another may dislike Ins boss. In thousands of people these daily resentments and antagonisms often add. up to ulcer, hypertension, and all the rest. ONE DAY, many years ago, such a man with high blood pressure came to mc and V(!iii's;la, IVbruary '", I s or I'iu;iiici;il ( l;issilii (l 2 Schools Promotion Plan OKd said something like this: "Doctor, I've discovered something that helps more than the pills you have been giving me. "Whenever I used to get upset at the office," he said, "I'd go home and let resentment gnaw at my insidcs. I'd sit down in a straightbacked chair and stew and stew. "One day my wife got a yen to have a rocking chair in the house. I soon discovered that when I was perturbed. I could become calm and unruffled by rocking in that chair." Relieve it or not, in three months (without medication) his blood pressure had dropped from I 'JO to 140. OVER THE YEARS 1 have prescribed "rocking chair treatment" for many of my patients with high blood pressure, ulcer, etc. With a few exceptions they returned weeks or months later saying: "You know, doctor. I can't stay mad long when I roc k my troubles away." eGt yourself a rocking chair. Use the rocking chair treatment. Warning: Don't give up your doctor! lr. friarinlnu t'riflrt, 5-),"oir Tn Hen 'imp T .mn mid f'fif i'ic," i U hr, tnmbd to tjoil on rrcnit of a Xtiiiiijiril, .rlt-(iil(trrr,l rin rtnp' nml 10 f oiM in root for hnul!ni rhnujrv. Addrrti your rrriit In Dr. Flnitcrohii, j circ of The lurlHiiinpohi Slur, Extension Given Annual System A resolution that will permit Schools 8tt and 70 to continue the annual promotion system, at least until the beginning of the next school year, was approved last night by the Board of School Commissioners, The resolution, submitted by board president Ralph W. Ilustcd, stated that "it is the belief of this board that all of the elementary schools should follow the same practice with respect to pupil grading and that the practice should not be changed in any of the schools until authorized by the board." IT ADDED that, effective at the beginning of the school term 19f)9-l0. all of the elementary schools should follow the policy of the board then in effect with "respect to pupil grading." Because no provision was made in the resolution to change from the annual to the semi-annual system, which is practiced by all other Indianapolis elementary schools, School 8fi, 200 West 49th Street, and School 70, f)10 East 4fith Street, may continue New Schools Planned For Ben Davis Plans for a $4,500,000 school building program were announced yesterday by Wayne Township officials, who said the project will be financed by an increase of 40 cents in the school tax rate. Included in the program are two junior high schools and an ROOO-seat fieldhouse at Ben Davis High School, each to cost $ 1 .500,000. ALTHOUGH THE township advisory board has approved an increase in the cumulative school building fund raie from K5 cents to $1 25 per $100 of assessed valuation, the new rate faces possible remonstrance at a taxpayer hearing and must be approved by the State Board of Tax Commissioners. John Hardm, president of the Wayne Township Taxpayers League, said his group opposes the increase and feels the construction could be financed with the present rate of R5 cents per $100. School Supe r i n t e n d e n t Frank Cline said the new athletic plant would be modeled after the S o u t h p o r t H gh School field house and probably include a swimming pool. CLIXE SAID one of the junior high schools is planned for the north-central section of the township and the other for the south-central section. The superintendent said construction of a new grade school will be included in the five-year construction program but Hardin said the grade school is opposed by the Taxpayers League. He said the group feels the field house and two junior high sc hools are necessary but charged the advisory board disregarded the township's increasing valuation and retiring bond issues in voting the tax hike. Invite Itesiricnls To Open I'Wuin On (jlv's Euliiiv Indianapolis residents will have a chance to ask questions about the plans for the city's future tomorrow at S p.m. at a special meeting in the auditorium of the Central Pubhr I.ibrarv at Meridian and St. Clair streets. The face-toface meeting of public officials and people who want to know of plans to spend their tax dollars will be sponsored by Greater Indianapolis Information Inc. The group's president, Ros-cne Stovall, said all interested residents are invited to attend the free session, which he will moderate. Stovall said a number of public officials including Mayor Charles H. Boswell have been invited to attend the meeting to answer questions. The program is experimental, Stovall said, and others may follow to inform the public of new plans and projects to spur progress and prosperity in the Greater Indianapolis area. with the annual promotion program until the end of this school year. Husted, however, instructed the Curriculum and Instruction Committee to study the "ad vantages and disadvantages" of both the semi-annual and annual promotion system" and make a report to the board before the beginning of the next school year. Then, Husted said, the board must decide upon which system will be used in Indianapolis and that "all schools must operate on the same policy." MORE THAN 20 parents of pupils attending School 86 attended the meeting protesting the abolishment of annual promotion, which has been in effect at the school for about three years. Spokesman for the parent group, George H. Dirks, told the board that since "an entire school has been changed to the annual promotion plan, it provides a successful laboratory experiment which you can examine as a basis for what we hope will be your favorable consideration of adopting the annual promotion system for the entire city." Mrs. Frederick G, Anderson, president of the DeWitt Morgan School Association at School 86, presented a petition signed by 475 parents at a meeting of her organization last week requesting the continuance of annual promotions. SPOKESMEN from parent groups at schools 19 and 84 also were at the meeting and told the board that their organizations favor abolishing the semi-annual system. The board voted informally Feb. 10 to support a resolution by board member Grant W. Hawkins that both schools 86 and 70 return to the semester system. Dr. Herman L. Shibler, general superintendent of education, said at that meeting that he had granted the two schools permission to adopt annual promotions after a majority of the parents indicated they wanted it. Board members said they were unaware, until Hawkins resolution, that the annual system was in effect at the two schools. Last night Hawkins introduced a motion that the board force Schools 86 and 70 to revert to the midyear promotion system at the start of the next school year, but the motion was tabled. In other board action, it was announced that the March Conference on Education will be held March 6 at the Indianapolis Public Schools In struction Center. All Indianapolis public schools will be dismissed during that day. THE BOARD accepted the following bids for work on the Central Public Library building: R. W. Shroyer Construction Company, $.11,891, general construction w ork; Cook Brothers Inc., $9,534. for heat ing, ventilating, plumbing and sewer work. Bertram Electric Company Inc., $10,468. for electrical work; Otis Llevator Company, $15,715, for a passenger elevator, and Remington Rand Division of Sperry Rand Corporation, $64,104, for additional bookstacks. J, en I en Pravrr "Dear God: Please help me to share my things all of the time not just some of the time. "Help me to play with all the children not just one, and help me to he friends with everjone. In Jesus' name, Amen!" Willie Whittle Jr, 4.15 South Holmes Avenue, wrote today's I cnten prayer in h s 5 B Weekday Religious Education Class from Si hoo 50. These interdenominational religions education classes are financed by the churches with the help or interested foundations, cor pora-tnns and individuals at a cost of $10 a child each year. The program is ad-ministered through the Board of Weekday R e I i g ions Education. 3524 North Meridian Street. The Indianapolis Star will publish prayers written by other pupils in the classes each day during the Lenten season. Willie Male Carlers Share llirlhday g, jttutt -' ' ' All the male members of the Carter family had a birthday yesterday when little Donald Dwaine Carter weighed in ot 6 pounds 8 ounces in the St. Francis Hospital maternity ward. February 24th also was the birthday of the baby's father, Donald C. Carter, R.R. 4, Victoria Drive, as well as the birthday of the baby's grandfather, George M. Carter, and great-grandfather, Richard R. Carter. Father was 24 years old yesterdayj grandfather was 51 and great-grandfather was 74. (Star Photo by William A. Oates) Dam Problem: Please Golfers Or Boalers Repair of the Emrichsville Dam on White River must await both money for the job and settlement of conflicting interests between boaters and golfers, it appeared last night. Flood currents broke the dam north of 1 6th Street Jan. 27, lowering the water level upstream by 8 feet. The deep channel north of the dam long had been a favorite stretch for boaters. BUT THE DAM, before it broke, was blamed for flooding golf courses upstream. Coffin Golf Course was closed for about two months in 1957 and 1958 as a result of spring floods, and Riverside was closed for a while. Mayor Charles H. Boswell said the flooding cost the Board of Park Commissioners several thousand dollars in lost green fees. Boswell has asked the Board of Flood Control Com missioners and park hoard to survey the situation. The park board then can make a decision that probably will please golfers or boaters, but not both. ITS DECISION may be influenced by the fact boating fees do not even pay the salary of an attendant at the boat landing near 30th Street, Boswell said. An accurate estimate of the cost of repairing the dam is almost impossible, said Thomas C. Conlcy, park department engineer, hut it would almost surely be at least $25,000, he added. BUT THE city has a tight lid on unhudgctcd expenses and no one knows where the money would rome from. Boating is still possible at the water's current level, Con-ley said, but the boating area is smaller and may be even smaller later this year. Ax WieldtT To Return To Hospital . Muncie. lnd. (Spl.) A 41 year-old former mental patient, who hacked her mother'! face with an ax, severing one ear, early yesterday will be returned today to the Norman M. Bealty Memorial Hospital at Westvtllc, authorities said. Sheriff Jack H. Young said the woman, Mrs. Margaret Nelson Garten, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Nelson, gave no reason for the attack. THE MOTHER was reported in fair condition at Ball Memorial Hospital. Hospital officials reported 107 stitches were required to close one head wound. Mrs. Garten's father, president of a Muncie drug firm, told police he and Mrs. Nelson were asleep when he was awakened about 1:40 a.m. yesterday by someone swinging an ax at his wife. DOWNTOWN The UJm.H. 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