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SANMIIRT mnm W«ttn«Hlly, l»ptt«b«r J, »M SANDUSKY REGISTER SANDUSKY NEWSPAPERS, Inc. PHONE MAfn5-6S00 Publication Office, Newspaper Building, W. Market and Jackson-sis. Published every evening except Sunday and holidays, except Nov. 11 and Feb. 22, by Sandusky Newspapers, Inc., Sandusky, 0. Entered ns second class matter at Sandusky postoffice, Act of 1879. Subscription Rates: Six cents per copy. By Carrier, 36 cent* pet week. Bv mail in Erie and adjoining counties, $8 per year. By "nail elsewhere in Ohio, $11 pet vear. Outside of Ohio, $13 per year All mail subscriptions payable in advance and not accepted where carrier or motor service is available. ' "A newspaper's past and future are as good as its present is serviceable." THOUGHTS He is a fool who cannot be angry; but he is a wise man who will not. —Seneca The Wraiths The Commander Returns S OMEONE HAS said that by going to Europe now, President Eisenhower has resumed his role of Supreme Allied Commander. It was the role in which he shone best as the arbiter between jealous commanders of allied troops. His success in unifying them was his greatest contribution to winning the war in Europe. The parallel is not far fetched. For he is meeting again men with whom he worked in his first Crusade in Europe. First on his list was Chancellor Adenauer, whom he toasted in Berlin as the farthest sighted of all our allies when he was brought out of his nazi-imposed disgrace to lead the new West German republic. In London, he dealt with Prime Minister Macmillan, who was Britain's wartime minister to Supreme headquarters. In Paris, it will be President de Gaulle, who tried the patience of his wartime allies, and will no doubt try Eisenhower's again. The journey to Europe to reconcile the peacetime allies and produce a unified approach to the Soviet Premier, when he visits Washington, will find the President in his best role, that of pacifier and unifier. If he comes back with a policy backed by all our peacetime allies, he will perform a miracle comparable to his wartime success. For Adenauer wants him to be adamant against any concession that will weaken the allied position in West Berlin; Macmillan wants him to seek a compromise; and de Gaulle, fearful of an Anglo-American-Soviet deal, wants to create a third new force of a Western Europe with France and West Germany as the core to stand between the hegemony he fears will come out of the Moscow-Washington exchange of visits. Soviet" Premier Khrushchev may be laughing up his sleeve. Because he thinks his coming to Washington has created enough suspicion among the allies that the President felt it necessary to go in person to reassure his closest allies. The laugh can be on him, if the President returns with his allies all reunited. NEA Soviet, Inc. Housewife Is Supreme At 89, Bernard M. Baruch thinks nothing is so terrible as an old man who tells everyone what to do. So he who for years had been the adviser to Presidents refused to give any advice now. But he did drop a pearl of wisdom which should be cherished by all of us. "The housewife is the most important person," he said; "she holds the world together." There is profound advice as well as simple recognition of a universal fact in this observation. At a time when girls are attracted to glamor careers, a very wise man tells them that to marry and make a home is still the most important career in the world. If West German intelligence reports can be credited, the Soviet Union is ready to hurl a man into space during the visit of Premier Khrushchev to this country. It would be the kind of dramatic stunt we could expect him to arrange to underscore his country's might while he is here talking of peace. Ray Tucker The Republican party and Vice-President Richard M. Nixon in particular may be the I960 beneficiaries of the gradual attrition of the sprawling and unwieldy political alliance upon which the Democrats rode to victory from 1932 to 1948, and which gave them control of Congress in six of the Eisenhower years. This coalition of labor, the colored voters, certain racial elements and farmers was forged in the fires of the depression, and fed by the ultra- liberal and humanitarian professions of F.D.R. and Harry S. Truman. They had, and they so used it, the richest campaign treasury in all American political history—depression and wartime appropriations totaling untold billions of dollars. In Roosevelt, they had the most spectacular, theatrical and appealing figure who has adorned the national and international stage in modern times. He trod it, too, at a moment when the GOP had nobody who possessed his vision or imagination- Hoover, Landon. Willkie. Although historians have written thousands of pages, both dull and brilliant, to describe and explain this amazing era, the foregoing, two-paragraph outline tells the whole story. It may be too soon to write the political obituary of the men and the machines which built and sustained the' Roosevelt-Truman organization. But there are definite signs today that it is going the of the "one hoss shay," and for the same reasons of disintegration. * * * RESPONSIBILITY OF DEMOCRATS—Organized labor has climbed off the bandwagon, and without even waving "Thanks for the buggy ride." Whatever reform bill passes Congress will be the work and responsibility of the Democrats. Senator McClellan and the two Kennedy brothers showed the need for this kind of legislation through their exposure of union racketeers and practices. Both the just and the unjust were blamed for labor's arrogance and indifference to the public welfare. No measure, mild or strong, can become law until and unless it is approved by an overwhelmingly Democratic Congress. It is true that President Eisenhower demanded a far-reaching bill. But labor leaders expected nothing else from him. Their bitterness and humiliation lie in the realization that the very Democrats they helped to Peter Edson "Consumer- Alerts** to mm fire public of Aim* flam offerings by unscrupulous salesmen are now being issued by the Federal Trade Commission when occasion warrants their release. Among the gyps exposed so far are: • "Twenty-five dollar French perfumes," made some place west of Newark, N.J., where they were put up with a label showing the Eiffel Tower and sold for $3 a bottle. • "Forty-two gorgeous rose plants" containing not a single rose, offered by a Michigan nursery for $2.98. • "Satin umbrellas" made of rayon 'and acetate. Under a new policy initiated by FTC Chairman Earl W. Kintner, as soon as the outlines of a new business racket become plain, a consumer alert bulletin will be issued. In some cases this will mean that a warming may be issued while the Trade Commission is still conducting its investigation of a complaint? Names of the firms being investigated won't be mentioned in such alerts. Complaints can't be prejudged, it is pointed out. Cases have to be proved. But if the public can benefit, there is no reason why an investigative body like FTC should sit on information that Would help consumers protect themselves. * * * TO PROSECUTE THESE CASES AND GET OUT THE necessary FTC cease and desist orders for enforcement takes much time. While this is going on, others may be stuck. So the Commission has decided to move before legal processes begin. "It's still possible to be against sin,", says an FTC spokesman, "without having to name every sinner." Idea of the alerts is not to smear all perfume, rosebush, umbrella or other sales outlets. But by warning consumers to be on their guard, legitimate firms doing an ethical business are also protected. The new FTC alerts will have another interest in protecting honest, independent businessmen from exploiters who make a specialty of preying on small businesses. Exposing Gyp Artists THE MOST RECENT ALEUT WARNS budding authors against the flattering but false offers of "Vanity Press" publishers. Their racket Is to Invite wfitefa to submit manuscripts for constructive evaluation by impartial experts. If an author takes this bait, back comes a letter advising him that his work has a most enthusiastic reader report. After much correspondence the author signs a contract giving him 40 percent royalties and all TV and movie rights. , , But in fine print down below, it says that the author must bear all publishing costs. These ftifl from $900 to $6,000. If the author forks over, he may get a few copies of hi« book and 'maybe, ft first royalty payment—from his own money. But then he's had it. • • * ANOTHER BUSINESS ALERT COVERS THE "vending machine" gyp. Elderly people with a little money saved up but wanting more are its special victims. They are persuaded that by buying vending machines at from two to three thousand dollars, they can earn up to $500 a month profits, working Only a few hours a day to service the machines and collect the dimes and quarters. Such profits never materialize, and soon the savings are gone too. Legitimate vending machine manufacturers, FTC points out, sell only to companies that know how to operate this kind of business. One of the most lucrative small business rackets FTC has moved in on this year is the "advance fee" bill for aid in getting a small business loan that never materializes. If the businessman has just been turned down by his local bank as a poor risk, he's an easy prey for this one. The prospective borrower signs a contract that entitles him to a management survey. This lists his assets and liabilities and then makes some general observations about his plans for reorganization and expansion. • In fine print it says the management analyst will recommend to legitimate lending agencies that the proprietor is a fine fellow who has a nice store. This they may do,- but that 's all they do, and no loan is ever forthcoming. May Help GOP, Nixon elect deserted them. They stand in the position of "a woman scorned." George L. Meany, AFL-CIO president, has been quoted as saying that he might as well support Nixon against any Democratic nominee. His only favorite could be Senator Hubert Horatio Humphrey, but the ultraradical Minnesotan has no chance for the nomination. In fact, the unions' backing might be the so-called "kiss of death." * * * NEGROES DENOUNCING DEMS - Due to southern filibustering against a Civil Rights Bill, the Negroes are now denouncing the Democrats- all Democrats. They begin to realize that their friendly northern faction is helpless in the face of the southern segregationists' control of the Congressional committee machinery. Fine and noble speeches on equality by Senator Humphrey, Truman, Eleanor Roosevelt, Ad- Iai E. Stevenson and National Chairman Butler do not dislodge an Eastland, a Russell, a Byrd, a Howard Smith or Graham Barden from the seats of the mighty on Capitol Hill. In fact, Roy Wilkins, executive secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, recently said that "It may be time for our people to start voting Republican again." That word, "again," rings an ancient political bell. Not so long ago, before F.D.R., both labor and the colored people did "vote Republican." * * * NIXON'S BOASTED MEMBERSHIP - Here again, Nixon may benefit. He has boasted that he is an honorary member of the N .A.A .C .P. He has labored quietly with Attorney General William P. Rogers, his principal Cabinet backers, for a strong Civil Rights Bill. Democrats sponsored the resolution on behalf of "'Captive Nations," but President Eisenhower and Nixon got the credit for it, thanks to KJirush- chev's angry protests. Eisenhower did so with his firm proclamation for observance, and Nixon by the tearful and emotional reception he received in Poland. The farmers have apparently become disillusioned with Democratic promises. Of all the great farm organizations, only the radical Farm Union backs their demand for peak subsidies and continued surpluses. And nobody has thrown a pota- 10 at Ezra Taft Benson for more than a year— a minor political miracle. Sandusky Diary 25 YEARS AGO Milton Hersberger, local aviator, will present an aerial circus over the Cedar Point beach on Sunday and Labor Dav to wind up the resort season. He plans to put his new planes through all kinds of stunts. A fireworks display is planned for 9:30 p.m. both days. Robert A. (Bert) Groch, 58. a former Sandusky coal dealer, was killed when his auto collided with a New York Central train in Cuyahoga-co. As a young man he was recognized as a bicycle speed champion in northern Ohio. He later moved to Cleveland where he became a coal company official. 10 YEARS AGO A bronze plaque commemorating the memory of the late Almanac Today is Wednesday, Sept. 2, the 245th day of the year, with 120 more days in 1959. The moon is new. The morning rtars are Mercury and Venus. Knute Rockne was dedicated on the beach at Cedar Point where he helped develop the forward pass. Gus Dorais, Detroit, a Rockne teammate and the Rev. Michael Moriarty, a trustee ok] Notre Dame University, took part in the dedication. Plans for their first "parade of quartets" will be discussed when members of Sandusky Chapter, SPEBSQSA, meet in the Brightman Nut Co. recreation rooms. Several local and out of town barbershop quartets and the Sandusky chorus are to sing in the fall "parade". The evening stars are Mart, Jupiter and Saturn. * * » On this date in history: In 1666, the great fire of London started and raged on for four more days. In 1789, Congress established the Department of the Treasury. fh 1864, Civil War General William Sherman began his famous "March to the Sea." In 1901, the "big stick" became the trademark of Vice President Theodore Roosevelt. In 1930, two French aviators completed the first non - stop flight from Europe to the United States. Their plane was called "The Question Mark." In 1945, the Japanese signed the terms of' unconditional surrender aboard the U.S. battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay. In 1947, nineteen American nations signed the Treaty of Rio de Janeiro, agreeing to mutual aid in the case of armed aggression. NEW FRIGIDAIRE FROST- PROOF 13 CU. FT. 2-DOOR REFRIGERATOR-FREEZER The Doctor Says: By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. CHILD'S EMOTIONAL QUALITIES NEED KIND, FIRM HANDLING I suspect that small children j should be examined for some are more susceptible to develop-1 physical cause, the probabilities ing nervous habits than human beings at any other age. When they do, the situation is often are that these are all cases of emotional strain in children of a perfectly normal type. The likely to be made worse by the;parents would be wise to think fussing of the parents at t h e i of possible causes, such as jeal children. Here are some examples: "My son is two years old and loves to be outside. When I put him there by himself, he cries and George E. Sokolsky Plethora Of Education ousy of another child, or lack of playmates as responsible for this kind of behavior. They can also study their own attitude toward their children shouts, but stops the minuite I go j and make sure that the young- out. Will it hurt him to leavejsters are confident of the par- rum in the big yard and let him ent's affection, consistency of cry it out?" idiscipline, IOVP , and a general In another letter, a motherilack of quarreling around the Writes that she has a little 34-home. year-old girl who has had spells, * » * of holding her breath since she i If the parents can provide a was a year old. It always hap-,happy, affectionate environment pens when she falls or gets.and not pay too much attention bumped. She has these spells to these emotional qualities of on the average of once every their young children, and deali two weeks. jwith them firmly but kindly,i " * * (there is a good chance that they J A similar letter comes from will be outgrown. ! the mother of a 5 -year-old girl.] 1 also have a question about | Until the age of three, she writes, ruptures in small babies and' the girl was easy to deal with.!what causes them. These are; but now she finds the child is inborn weaknesses of Jhe mus-j terribly frustrated, suci.s her cles and other tissues which al-' thumb and has a problem with low some of the contents of the food. The girl is also aggressive'abdomen to protrude through and sassy, her mother says. I the weakened spot. Probably all moth . TS and: Whether surgical treatment of fathers will recognize from these i such a rupture should be under- typical letters, experiences and .taken, and the age at which it worries they have had withishould be performed, depends on their own children. With the'the location, size and some other possible exception ol the little factors which have to be evalu- who holds her breath, and.ated by the surgeon. In all the discussion about education in the United States, it is not sufficiently emphasized that we are not short of institutions of learning. Take New York state as an example: There are 162 colleges and universities in New York state, which last June conferred 50,000 degrees and had a total student enrollment of nearly 3H5.000. The faculty and 'administrators numbered 33,000. This is a whale of an educational establishment. Other states can show comparable figures in relation to population. What does this quantitative data prove? Suppose these figures were twice or three times as large, what would they prove? The professional educator seems not to be facing our national educational problem with the seriousness that it requires. It is startling that in a country such as^iurs, the most aggressive exponent of revision or the total educational program is Admiral Hyman Rickovcr, a submarine expert, an engineer, an authority on atomic science. He is forced into the educational controversy because of the shortage of adequately' equipped scientists and engineers despite the fad that we graduate so many. What is the problem? In the first place, it must be recalled that during World War 2 and the Korean War, when large numbers of American young men were being examined in our military forces, the incidence of limited literacy was surprising, particularly as all those who were in the armed forces had been to some kind of school. This encouraged an examination of the curricula and teaching methods and there was, at that time, considerable criticism of both. The principal fault was described as an overemphasis on methodology in the preparation of teachers. It was contended that the real trouble was in the elementary schools where the children were not taught to read, to spell, to do arithmetic efficiently but their time was wasted on various behavioristic devices. Progressive educators defended the school system, contending that the child was given latitude, freedom and was socially integrated. The question arose as to whether what was called social integration was not a device to kill off individuality. When the Russians beat us to .the Sputnik many Americans were shocked. Their surprise arose from iiu fact that they had come to believe that the United States was way ahead of the world in science and engineering and that the Russians were uncivilized tartars. Opposition to Communism led to false assumptions concerning the Russian people. Actually, in cultural fields no country is really ahead of another. Wherever men can read they can learn whatever is known to humanity. 1 However, those responsible for our defenses were worried that our colleges and universities were not turning out enough scientists and engineers. It was found that the American B. A. degree was down-graded and that, in this country, what amounted to university status in Europe required at least an M. A. On the other hand, the humanists complained that our young people were not proficient in foreign languages and literature, that their knowledge of history was inadequate— and that criticism was oarticularly made of their knowledge of the history and literature of their own country which was found to be shockingly wanting. This controversy continues and several universities have made entrance into them more difficult; others have up-graded their courses and have made their marking standards more severe. In addition, many steps have been taken to segregate smart boys and girls and to push them on beyond the dullards who cannot move as rapidly. Also, the armed forces have given some special consideration to smart boys, who are so necessary for the country's defense if they continued to pursue their studies. At the same time; there is an increasing realization of the need for thinkers, for those who have initiative and incentive and imagination, who are stirred by something more febrile than security. Education should stimulate the minds and spirits of men and women to accomplish the impossible. There can be little question but that the American educational system will be modified to meet national as well as individual needs. We may go too far, as we usually do about everything. We may become over-selective. We may apply measurements of accomplishment that are too rigid. But what matters now is that we are conscious, at least, that a university is something more than a lot ot majorettes goose-stepping in front of a band. We are accepting, under die stress of the times, the university as a place for mature per- lilllllllil j*t'l j*] i JulllJLi nJtll 9 JMut JA I * 1 LOOK! 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