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*f Berrler •• ta* C«M THE PHAKOS-TEIKUNE'S FROG HAM fOF 1- A» operatiTt Planning Commission. -•. l» Adequate CJrie Center. X. Proper aalntenunce of streets and cider-alks. 4. An adequate Sewerage and Garbage Olipotal •> SHrikJect Parking UHUJiSFORT: Logonsport In the Post GI Insurance Dividends Quickly Being Claimed World War II veterans in Logansport and all over the nation are responding with amazing promptness to the windfall, in the form of surplus dividends from their National Service Life Insurance policies carried through December, 1947. Hoosier veterans, numbering about 370,000, are wasting no time in obtaining the refund form, answering a few simple questions aad putting it into the mails. They •re showing a completely different-attitude for this collection, compared with the slow, half-hearted effort put forth in making application for the state bonus. Reasons for these actions are quite clear. The GI Insurance dividend fund has become a reality—the boys know the money is available and that they must wait only until after January 1,1950 for the start of payments. They look upon the dividends as their own money, which is being returned to them as a simple over-charge of insurance premium, because the American casualty rate during the war was lower than anticipated. It's a different matter with the soldiers' bonus, however, with many veterans opposing the decision to offer it from the outset. Some don't relish the idea of paying for it themselves by the special assessment on incomes of Wl Hoosiers. Others realize the fund, out .of which the bonus will be paid, does not exist as yet and consequently •re in no hurry to complete their applications. The GI insurance dividend will result in a profitable Investment for the veteran, who took a $10,000 policy •arly in the war and then converted it upon discharge from service. Some Hoosier vets will receive the $528 ttaximum permitted under the Veterans Administration dividend formula. Most of the checks will average •round $200 and some may be low as fifty cents. Ex-servicemen, under the age of 40 years when they took out their insurance, will be repaid at the rate of 55 cents a month for each $1,000 worth of insurance. The longest possible period reimbursable is 96 months. Smaller scales apply to veterans in the higher age brackets. The dividends are payable on both term and converted insurance policies with no payments made for periods a veteran allowed his policy to lapse. Those GIs who have neglected to take time out from the present day rush to complete their dividend application are urged to do so without delay. The government won't refund the amount due you unless you apply on a special insurance dividend form, available a,t any post office, the army recruiting office and veterans organizations in Logansport. Don't hesitate to reap your dividend from the safest and cheapest insurance available and if after discharge from service, .your policy has been permitted to lapse, -reinstate it. One Year Ago • Robert Tweedie, 35, of 418% Third street, died in the Fairview hospital, LaPorte, the twelfth victim of a head-on truck collision on U. S. high-way 35. Mrs. Mary I. Lochner, 55, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. 11 Smith, SIT High street, expired at Wabash. George Brumfield, 53, died at the Kennedy nursing home, Flora, of injuries sustained in an auto accident near Ehvoocl last May 1. Mrs. Ada Dye, So, of Lincoln, died. Ten Years A&o Frank Briggs, 39, of Flora, was fatally injured in a highway crash near Rensselaer. Homer Blount, 30, of South Bend, v as killed when he drove his half-ton truck into a 15-foot excavation near the A. A. Newer farm on highway 35 about a mile north o£ Deer Creek. Butter, 31 cei.ts a pound. Oleo, 12 cents a pound. Cherries, 10 cents a can. Pure lard, two pounds for 17 cents. Mrs. Dora Kuntz, 69, expired at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jack Norris, 1415 Spear street. Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Smith, of south of Logansport, celebrated their fortieth wedding anniversary at a cooperative dinner held recently. Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis retained his title by knocking out Bob Pastor in the eleventh round before an estimated crowd of 50,000 fans. Bob Newman won his way to the finals ot the seventh flight play in the Ca;s county amateur golf tournament and is scheduled to meet Russell Palmer in the 36- hole final match. "So! Trying To Undermine Me, Eh?' Labor Unrest Spreads Through Western Europe Currency Devaluations Create Threat of Runaway Inflation LONDON (UP) — Labor unrest from, about 38 cents to about 26 cents, to keep in step with the fallen pound. The Dutch-controlled Indonesian guilder -was devalued by the same percentage. The Belgian cabinet met to study the money situation, and financial circles predicted that the Belgian franc would be cut about 10 per cent. Poiand, Iran, Austria, and Turkey announced, however, that their currency would hold firm. Exchange rates were adjusted to the new low value- ot the pound, and political dissension spread bl . !t tlie dollar value of the three through -western Europe last night I currencies was unchanged. •• the week's currency devalua-1 Pakistan iWirlfrt »nd av tions created a new threat of run away inflation. , Pakistan decided today not to | devalue the rupee. It was the only member nation of the British «»J lllllaliUll. ...w...«^. *.ub*i/ll vn Hie ^31 1LIBI1- Both Communist and anti-Corn- commonwealth which had not cut lunist labor federations, repro tllc value ot its currency. •nunist labor federations, reprn ••nting millions of workers, demanded wage increases of goyern- Cashes Checks Taken Twenty Tears Ago Stepping from behind the old canal viaduct pier onto the tracks of the iuterurban lines at the east end of Eric avenue, Albert J. Beard, 6S, was killed instantly when struck by a westbound Indiana Union Traction passenger car. His address was 1937 Brie avenue. The Logansport Radiator Equipment company reported a prosperous year, during which the payroll increased to more than $5,000 weekly, at a meeting of stockholders in the law office of Klstler, Kistler and McHale. Directors chosen for the coming year were James Digan, Sr., Victor Seiter, Abner Seybold, Frank McHale, John S. Burke, Clarence Morrow, Carl J. Holm, James Digan Ji , and John Ecfcert. First frost of the year visited Logansport and Cass county dui- ing the night, but no damage to gardens or crops were reported. The North Indiana Coal Dealers' association' held its meeting in Logansport at the Elks club, with Mole Cook, president of the Chamber of Commerce, giving the welcome address. A representative of the Red Cross from Washington, D. C'., was in town to help re-organize the local unit. Two bandits at Delphi knocked out Newt Short, who was in charge of the filling station , a block easi of Carroll county court house square, and made oft with between $50 s.ad $100 in cash. A public meeting was called at the Hendricks school for all southside residents interested in the Coose Creek dredging plan. Joseph P. Schmaltz, 39, of 1717 George street, died ot Injuries received at the freight house August 12. _. Wednesday Eve., Sept. 21,1949 Broadway and Elsewhere By Walter Winchell From a Skyscraper Window Drew Pearson's Merry-Go-Round Kinployer-pald pension threaten hopes for Increased social secnr- -• too-dressy togs offend Tito; Truman gentleness with U. S. Steel I ' III Innrf nwc- -^»••«••. Irks CIO leaders. "WASHINGTON "Washington social security experts are worried about what the steel fact- finding board recommendations will do old-age to the pension nents straining to "hold the line." i p. a i • *+. i From Bank in City In Britain.'France and Italy, opposition politicians pressed for early parliamentary debate of the devaluation issue, as soaring stock Fifty Years Ago Mrs. Joseph Stoughton fell at her home in Adamsboro and suf- Indiana's No. 1 check passer nun- fer.ed a dislocation of the knee. is cashing counter checks, whicj\ he took from the Farmers and — , „„ „„„,...._, u ..w... iiw vuuiv. 11 LJIII 1.1ic J 1 o i inci s ailu prices deepened the bitterness of i Merchants State bank here recent- labor and the "little man" over !y. in several ofher state cities. the new currency measures After putting out a check at a '*- «*'-" vu*«^-uwj -Liit^utJiiii^o. .t&LltM iJU L111I& I/ILL, O. ULltJCK H.L 3 Meanwhile, the wave of devalua-j local establishment, he apparently tions -which started when Britain I left the city to conduct his busi- eat the pound from S4.03 to $2.SS ness elsewhere. The_ most recent •U Sunday continued to spread. one for $35 bounced' from Zions- The Netherlands yesterday de- ville, Ind., the name of E. K. Bald- valued the guilder 30 per cent, win signed to it. The boys ot the 73rd -regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry, held a campfire meeting yesterday at the, Masonic Temple. B. F. Long, of Nelson and Myer's law offices, will depart tomorrow for Bloomington to-enter the state and social security program now before Congress. What they tear is a series o£ special old - age .pension plans for ft | certain industrial Jj> -groups that have the strike power to get them. This might leave millions of less-organized workers who have less power to strike with Inadequate old-age pensions and meagre social security protection. Under the Doughton bill, now pending on the House calendar, nearly 50,000,000 employees would share contributions with employers to double present social security benefits. The 'steel board, however, favors a pension plan for the steel workers paid for entirely by employers, in addition to government social security. What aVso worries the social security planners is this: will the steel workers and other well-organized labor groups push as hard for higher social security benefits for which they pay part of the cost, when they can get them from the employer for nothing? CIO Secretary James B. Carey warned the Ho'use committee on ways and means in 1946 that if Congress failed to expand social security, "then labor organizations of the type - of the United Mine AVorkers will attempt to secure tor Bloomington to .enter tne state »•"»=»» vm» atiampi, «j s«cuie university for a two years' course j sec "™ty for their workers in some i n ]a\\-. ! otll er manner. The point that I Advertisement — Widower. 4-1 j am making is just a simple one," ' continued Carey, "that this program presented by John L. Lewis to the operators is a type of program that we say should be administered by the federal govern- years young, holding high public position, worth $60.000, elegant new home, would marry home-loving affectionate woman who would appreciate kindness. Miss Katie Strecker narrowly escaped serious injury when her ment." Carey's prediction was right. esuaiJeu seiiuuB JUJULJ wiieii ner ! vj&icj a I*LGUH.HUJU i%as III^UL. dress caught fire from a gasoline i Lewis put across his welfare fund stove in the kitchen of the Strecker —-though it's now suspended — bakery on Broadway. thus putting the miners in a fa- Pan Handle Fireman Milt Hill I vored position over other work- and wife became the parents of a e r3 - Naturally the steel workers don't want to be outdone by the miners. And millions of other old- "Your things are lovely." "That's just it," was the reply. "It I should wear these clothes .in Belgrade, all my friends would say I had gone capitalist. I have to buy some very plain things." Then, in a still deeper tone of regret, the Yugoslav lady added: "Another thing I won't see much ot the children any more. When we go back, they'll have to be put in a state school and we'll have them only at night." Capital >cns Capsules 3Iiff«d At Trillium — CIO President Philip Murray and his top aides are not saying so publicly, but they feel that President Truman has fumbled the ball in averting a steel strike. The CIO thought it had Truman primed to give U. S. Steel a big tongue-lashing last week for refusing to negotiate on the basis of the president's own fact-finding board on steel. Instead, Truman was meek, mild, and condemned nobody — despite the fact that the steel workers accepted the principle of the report •while the company has rejected it Deal With Benin — Here is the inside story on an agreement between Secretary Acheson and Foreign Minister Bevin that was kept out o£ the official communique. Britain is going to get an extra Marshall Plan allotment for expanding the production of manganese in her African territory of Northern Rhoaesia. The deal is to counteract a Russian squeeze when they stopped shipping Man- -- ganese to the United States last j ed -" March because they thoug was being stockpiled for against Russia. Senators Piny Hookey—So man.. —- • --" senators have strayed off on va- j good cause." cations that leaders are having trouble rounding up votes on critical issues. G.O.P. Leader Kenneth Wherry sent frantic telegrams to all absent Republicans to hurry back for the vote on reciprocal trade. G. 0. P. leaders moan that eight absent Republicans could have changed the final vote which tions who cmplain about not getting economic aid from the U. S. that the international bank and monetary fund has : made 70 per cent of all its loans to Latin America. Acheson will disclose that the bank would make more loans it Latin Americans asked for more money. Every application has been processed. Paratrooper Tells Truman Master Sgt. Jim Hendrix, who fell 1,000 feet from an airplane and lived to tell about it. called at the White House for the second time the other day. On a previous visit, President 'Truman had pinned the Congressional Medal of Honor on Hendrix after he had smashed a German machine-gun nest singlehanded, killing seven enemy soldiers and capturing 13 others. The President hadn't forgotten this Jirst meeting, and when he saw Hendrix the second time, he recalled: "Among those who we're decorated with you that day was a boy in a wheel chair who had lost both legs in battle. I'll never forget something he said. He remarked that he had but one life, but that he was still ready to give it for his country." Truman questioned Sergeant Hendrix closely about his 1,000- foot plunge to earth when his parachute failed to open at Fort Benning, Ga. "I know the good Lord saved me from death," related the paratrooper. "When I was about 500 feet from the ground, I screamed to him for help. Then I grabbed my feet so that I would strike the earth in a V-shape- When I hit the ground, I rolled. I was shaken up terribly, but had no serious injury. "Things like that don't happen by accident,"' he added intently. "Jt was God's will that I be sav- __ i March because they thought it "I'm as sure of that a.s you are, war ' son." said the president. "And He saved you for some good reason. He wanted you to live for some Brazil Slayer Wins Release HAMMOND, Ind.. Sept. 21—(UP) —Roy Grigsby. 5S. Brazil, Ind., will gave the president a £.-ee hand'To be re!ea sed from Michigan City cut tariffs. i st ate prison Friday after serving T'»»ko-.i *-^rt*c T)nc..m,.4—i.i_ f. i 11 VftnTR nf n lifp cantpTl^o ff\f t]~\a son. Dr. Dwight Powell has completed Japan Gets Respectable — Gen eral MacArthur has cabled the s'. te department urging that Japan be included as a charter mem- years of a life sentence for the murder ot a friend, John Gaut. Federal Judge Luther M. Swygert today issued a habeas corpus writ and ruled that Grigsby was her in the proposed Far Eastern ! liis studies in the New York Medi- 4. , . ,i . . IJl * * Li '•"'- t'lw^j^acu f ai -l^atettiri] sters who don t belong to unions ! dei:ense aUiance . j IacArthur be . denied his constitutional rights in the trial thdt ended in his senten When a Yugoslav diplomat was I me iu to Ahoy to the ships sailing into port Where the Hudson meets the sea. Past the ancient site of the Dutch-built fort, .Now known as the Battery; Hurrah for the gallant Nieuw Amsterdam, The Netherland's pride and prize; A salute to the colors of Uncle Sam The America's masthead flies' Three cheers for Elizabeth the fair, A queen garbed in elegance; And a rapturous stare at the rich and rare And radiant He de France. —Averv Gilci. Perhaps In grid Bergman, who complained that the press made a scandal out of her romance in Italy, will be comforted by this. An operatic beauty, who got great notices at her Paris debut years ago, wept because she played to half-filled houses. "The critics," she saui, "all say I can sing. That I am beautiful. That I can act. That my clothes are lovely and yet the audiences do not come! Why Is that?" "Because," she was told, "what you need is a juicy scandal!" Paul Robeson calls it a concert tour. ^ We call it a. saboteur. All 4 sons in the Leonard Lyons family were born at Polyclinic Hospit:'. He hurried there the other 2 a. m. to get an inflamed eye medicated. As he left he quipped: "This is the first tin.e I've walked out of here without a son." Vice Pres. Barkley was the topic in the editorial dept. "You can't tell me," said a reporter, "that he's not getting ready for a wedding." "Don't forget," chuckled an editor, "this time a year ago we thought ho was getting ready for a funeral." ture revelation might ruin our chances of ferreting out evidence. It would also drive possible accomplices into hiding. We learned later that Walter Winchell had discovered that the arrest was made but discreetly abstained from revealing it in his column. It was a fine gesture. The story broke the following afternoon for his competitors!" In Hollywood the caste system is as strong as ever. One scenarist, who earns $3.000 weekly, instructed his wife to have no contact with their next door neighbors, whose income was only $2,000 per week. "Our neighbors," she protested, "are oofly nice people. Can't we make a gesture, even though they make only ?2,000 per?" "Perhaps," he reconsidered. "w« should be more democratic. Let'* •end them our old clothes." Phil Foster dropped into a midtown spot where no celebs showed up. After one drink he asked for the check. "So soon?" asked the owner. "I can't stand it," was the reply, "There's nobody to stare at." A correspondent for a New York paper in Europe was bawled out over the transatlantic phone for not getting a photo of Garbo. "I can't," said the newsman. "She keeps hiding her face.!' "Then get a shot of her feet," barked the boss. "She can't hide THEM!" In the Keyboard last night two hams bored each other with windy gab about their careers. "I hope," said one, "you don't mind my boasting this way." "Not," said the other, "if you don't mind my getting sick." Jay Marshall knows a cannibal who vf«nt to the , tribal medicine man and said, he wasn't feeling well. "Natchelly," was the retort, "you're not eating the right people!" One James of his admirers relays Thurber's comment at a film opening. "What did you think of it?" he asked a friend. "Thought it stank," said the chap. "What did you think of It?" "I can't say that I liked it that well," said . T ames. Russia won't dare start a war with the United they're afraid of States because us- We have mor« communists than they have! The Ingrid Bergman-Dr. Peter Lindstrom situation just shows you how shaky a Xorth Atlantic Pack can really be! —Jackie Elinson. Love Letter Dept: From page 120 of "Where My Shadow Falls" by ex-FBI ace Leon G. Turrou, Ethel Barrymore was watching Geo. Cukor direct a scene for "Adam's Rib." "Fine, fine, a perfect take!" he enthused. "Now let's do it again." "What's this one for?" Ethel inquired. "Your c llection?" From the Freres Alsop col'm in the N. Y. Herald Trib: "11 is true that Vaughan was Forrestal's loudest White House enemy and Louis Johnson's chief White House booster." And then went to the funeral where they mournfully intoned that Forrestal was killed by radio commentators. Truman's feud with Barney Baruch proves one thing. Whoever's giving advice to the President is uo Baruey Baruch- The Duchess ot Windsor's Aunt Bessie was visiting in Nassau and a British colonel told her how his daughter got exasperated. "She introduced me to Mr. Errol Flynn," he explained, "and not being a cinemah spectator, I ahsked him whence he came and what he did." Flynn told the Old Chap that he was from Hollywood and "interested in pictures." "Ah, old masters!" I replied, "and my dawtah has cut me ever since." Aunt Bessie consoled him with: "What you shoJd have said was. 'Ah, young mistresses!'" Barbara Stanwyck was saying strangers terrified her. "You. never know what they are going 10 say!" "Once," she illustrated, "a Joe Fan l:cd: 'Are you Barbara Stanwyck?' I said: 'Yes.'" He took another look and groaned: "Holy smokes'." Jim Henaghan's pet movie star quip: The lime screen author Richard MacCauley was motoring in Beverly Hills and saw Marty Rackin chauffeuring George Raft to the studio. Mac lowered his window yelled: "Name droppa!" and George "Dean" Nathan, the drama critic-, was not always That Way. As a cub reporter at $15 per on the X. Y. Herald, he covered a third opening. 'He did a sugary notice reporting it "an cx- which will be Doubleday'd on the cit!llg melodrama." The editor tossed his review into the basket. "No melodrama," 22nd: "At all costs we wanted no word ot what was happening i (the arrest of Hauptmann, kid- • h " e barkJoT~"is~ ever cxdtin'g""' Tiaper or the Lindbergh baby) | "How about 'Hamlet'?" said A preiiia-! Gcjrge, resigning on the spot. to leak to the press. I William Frank ot Broad Ripple - -, ------- ---- , mem. LU m aim convince Mis! had its shoulder and face badly i transferred from Washington back | tralia and New Zealand to let bv- 'rr»T3n!'> i i-»iHn Kin ii-If— ~nn«:j n j i.— ' " » ^ t* u,r burned this morning by the overturning o£ a vessel filled with boiling water. Phalanx Fraternity To Meet Thursday The Phalanx fraternity will hold to Belgrade,, his wife confided to a Washington neighbor: "I'm going to have to buy a whole new wardrobe." " , * , gones be bysones and invite the i frac- ! is at the 1 .__ __ .. _ ground during a fist fight with Grigsby. Grigsby's attorney, James Coop- of Rushville, state public de- nme new wardrobe. Acheson is telling Lath, -Vmeri-i 11OL aavlFea ot "But why?" asked the neighbor, j can delesates to Bth ~ United Xa-L C _ OU . n , Sel ... b !^ e PHAROS-TRIBUNE COMPANY" its ... -— | Dally Itte per neck by carrier, X1S.OO per rear *T carrier BT /.-irregular meeting at < O clock rl«r o.t.ld. Losrnn.port. 29e per week: SlO.oo per yea.. By mail In CnV« Carroll. White, Piilaskl. Fiilton, nml Miami counties, nnil rural route. 'nl Thursday night at the residence of Jim Forgey on route I. with girl friends of the members as guests. The meeting will consist of a —--—-•• ---•• »»t • •••«.-••»•» • ** iiuut 4i U n • I»T tit in i c**iiniieK. nnu T ti m I route* f> Culver nnd Argus Sfl.no per year: -xitslile trnrtins areas anil n-itliln Indiana. t7.HO per >e:ir: nrtsiile Indiana. S12.0O per year. All mall m.hscrip- liim» paynble ill nil ranee. Jnnrnnl e*tahll»he<l IS49 i hamburger fry. followed by a song- Phnr,,» established ISM j session and story telling. Any boys \ ,,„„„.,„,„ rt!lily t SnnHnT Ph ., rn ,. Trlh , lne ConlI ,., aT ., I Who do not have transportation | Brnndiray. I,., K an..r>ort. Indiana. P-Mlereil iw »e.-,.nil ,.|n.«™ po*' *" -- * • Japanese to join. i ,._,,, Latin Loans-Sccretarv of State 1 fender J 5 lalmed * ho P"soner was ' not advised of his right to legal . --_ pleaded guilty to the murde'r charge. Gvisby. also said he had been threatened with violence by relatives ot the dead man. The writ for Grigsby's freedom will be delivered Friday to Warden Allen Down. Tun state did not indicate whether the case v.'ill be appealed. Tribune established iixiT tlelmrter es>.-il>ll*linl 1S90 "What's the idea, bumping me like that? Can't ytru see where you're going 7 ." j should call the YMCA and trans- j portation will be arranged, it was j announced by Sidney Frost, general 1 secretary. office nl Lo^rnnsptirl, Ina.. under the act iif AUDIT BUREAU OK Cll:i:(j|..4 I>1O.\ A .\ I> U.\ITI-:i> I'KKSS ASSOCIATION PHAKOS-rniHl \K .Sniu.nm .« 1 vertl.tnt: II<-i.re.«eBtn II < e» 1-tllantl >~e»TM?.11>cr Rcnrc^rntnl N —•* 1JBIVEK LS FIXED' Yi'illiani P. Howell. city, was i court Tuesday on a charge of transporting a ieakinu' loud of tou- • i-Tete mix in hi; truck. "Excuse me. Miss, but I want you to know that if I wa* -sitti]3£, I'd give you my seat."

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