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PAGE FOUR THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE ind LOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPOllT, INDIANA SUNDAY, OCTOBER », Editorials . . . DESERVES RE-ELECTION , When, after twenty-five years ;6l service in the House .; of ^Representatives; a. congressman .attains one oifthe most imp6r.tant posts in the legislative br'an'ch of tiur. government ! ahd performs that job in a highly .creditable manner, he is certainly deserving of re-election by his-.constituents. . It would reflect to the credit 'of Logansport, Cass County, and the entire Second District if Congressman Charles A. Halle'ck/, were given a resounding vote of confidence" in the election-on Nov. 8. ' ' ' :. Halleck has attained a national stature reserved for only a handful of people ever .to represent this state in its history. His job 'as minority leader of the House and as one of President Eisenhower's right hand .men has! been performed, with'' finesse, tremendous success, and; to the benefit of the nation. Halleck has been largely personally responsible for the> success of the President's, leg-. islative program , in a House controlled, by the opposition party. He too was mainly responsible for upholding in the. 86th Congress three of the '. presidential vetoes which resulted in a savings to the taxpayer of one and a quarter billion dollars. . The letter written to Halleck by the President is eloquent tribute to Halleck's : ability. •"?..'. ,,A The firm, masterful handling: of the,. GOP national convention this past-summer in his capacity 'as permanent .chairman is another achievement' of which his'.dis"triet:-can be proud. r Further, when a man like Jimmy Hoffa has publicly announced that Halleck is one of the two congressmen in Indiana that 'he wants to see get beaten, then; 'it is "time we all get a little concerned about "the. reasons why. Similarly, when, a man like Michigan ;r Governor G. Meiirien' Williams comes :ih't6 -thei.-Second District, as he did recently, to urge the defeat of Halleck, it gives us still further cause 'for wonderment. Williams is the left-wipgl 'Michigan 'Governor who has brought his state to the brink of bankruptcy with his unstable fiscal programs. Mr. Halleck's opponent is an untried, inexperienced individual who, has traveled the Second District /criticizing often, but offering no specific substitutes for doing things better. We do not belieye the Second District is "interested in replacing a tremendously successful man holding a vital spot in the nation's legislative chambers with one who has little to offer. •. Mr. Halleck deserves the support" of the voters for an outstanding job well done. LET'S PUT IT OVER The Cass County United Fund drive is now in its final stages," with a sizeable amount of money still to be raised. _ Many people have given substantially, many people h4ve given a-little, totrmany people have contributed nothing. The innumerable workers in. the drive have given of both their time arid their money. The attainment of this goal is important not only to the individual Agencies involved, but also to the general self-respedt-of this community. If you have not yet'made your contribution— 'it is not too late to do so. Contact the-United Fund office^ and make your pledge now, so that the drive can be successfully completed. | Questions And 4" Ahsivers *. * Q—From what is the pina * cloth of the Philippines made? •=.-• A—This delicate fabric is wov- £en from the fiber of the larger •Cleaves -of the pineapple" plant. *"' ' ~~~~~~ •" Q — When were illustrations ; first used in books? «•" A — "Mirror of the World,? -* published about 1481 by William Caxton was one of the first reference works printed in English and the first to use illustrations. Q—Who are the oldest Eying veterans now receiving government benefits? ; A—Fifty-five men who fought in the Indian wars. , Q—Is nicotine, found in the tobacco plant, poisonous? A—Nicotine is so deadly that a very ;small quantity can Mil a human being quickly. CARNIVAL GEORGE E, SOKOLSKY THE STATE DEPARTMENT The State Department obviously needs reorganization. Its system of indirect policy-making at low- lewels has resulted in too many significant errors*, particularly as regards China, Indonesia, Cuba, and the Congo. The lower levels consist of deskmen who are presumed to be experts and they probably are expert. In a word, they are technicians..; The. essential -difference : between; . a technician and a guiding personality is that the latter adds .to technical knowledge, .experience, wisdom,.' iina-, giiiationi'flair. ' . .' ' ." '•;'" THOSE WHO represent the State Department, to the .public and to Congress, that is, the secretary of State and the undersecretaries, ' are often>not as technically informed as the assistant secretaries'and the deskmen,, but they are responsible for policy; When policy is made at the lower levels, the decisions are bound to'be troublesome because they-are often, not correlated, with other policies of government and sometimes represent the private ; and biased views of immature deskmeri; ; ' Many competent men have, at various times, suggested a reorganization of the State Department. The .most serious effort 'to be made in 'recent years was when Herbert Hoover, Jr., was under secretary, but he found himself in difficulties because of civil service, arrangements which amount ^to tenure. This makes it very difficult to get rid of useless, incompetent or even disturbing personnel. FORMER GOVERNOR Averell Harriman has now come up with an /interesting suggestion. ' He would give status to the men in charge of the regional divisions. Let me put it in his words: "I.. . . propose that the status of the men in charge of the five regional divisions of the State Department be elevated to attract men o£ outstanding position' and experience. The title might be 'secretary for Africa,' for exr> ample. These secretaries for the five regions plus the ambassador, to the United. Nation's ' and the under secretaries should become the senior cabinet of the secretary of State. "The success of this proposal -would depend upon .the;., stature' of the first' group .of men. who: were selected for these secretary- ships. They should be'-meri with' the capacity and .qualifications for the secretaryship of State itself. > After all, our problems;""! each; of the five areas today are great- 'er than the entire problems which a secretary- of State faced just a generation ago." - THIS IS A workable suggestion : if a President,can find the Bright men to serve: My special experience is with the Far East. The last man to look after Fat .Eastern affairs in the State Department who, was more than a technician was Dr. Stanley Hornbeck who left the department in 1944. Since then, with the exception of Walter Robertson, only technicians have served. Much of, the confusion 1 over Far Eastern policy has developed because no one in the State Department for decades recognized the East of Asia as a whole. The: weakness in Hamman's proposal is his difficultion by continents. Asia, for. instance, politically is not one but several 'areas', and to put a man of stature over the technicians in each area' v/ould be very sound. It would--not only strengthen the department; it would help the President in formulating and presenting' policy-* '•;; Harriman .'says: THE SECRETARY for Africa should visit each country during the course of the year and represent the President to..the governments as a special ambassador. He-would see to it that the problems arising in each country got top level, attention. . . " Woodrow Wilson used Colonial House for this very purpose. Franklin D. Roosevelt made Norman' ;Davis a., roving arabass-.' ador. But a roving ambassador does not have the status that a • "secretary for Europe" would have. Henry Cabot Lodge, as pur" ambassador to the United Nations, elevated that, post to exactly the position that Governor Harriman has in mind. He went THE SUNDAY PHAROS-TRIBUNE and -:'•'• LOGANSPORT PRESS Published each Sunday By the Pharos-Tribune ana Press. 517 B. Broadway. Liogansport, Indiana. Entered': as ; "second -'class ' mall it the PostoHlce at Logansport, indlana. under th> act of March 1, The Pharos-1'ribuni-BSt.-ia4«r The Pressrest.:, ,1981 ;•;. The Sunday Pharos - Tribune =ind 'Logansport Press. MOc ' per popy.. Sunday 40o. per > week by :arrier. The PharosrTribune, eve. nings and The Logarisport • Press, mornings and Sunday 40c per week by carrier Th« Pharos- Prtbune. and' Lqgansport Press W>o per week by carrier. In bo- sransport. S5o per week outside at Logansport. By mall on rural routes in Cass, .Carroll. Ful- eon. Pulaskl, Miami and V^hlte counties, each <paper. tl'0.00 year; outside Indiana,>,|U.CO soer.year. • AJlf-roall subscriptions payable In sidTance. No mall eubscrlptlon •old wherever carrier servlc* : Is maintained. ,.-.'-. Inland Newspaper Revresenta- tn 'Our Stand Is Wei h Known' WALTER WINCH ELL ON BROADWAY Central Park's leafy inferno— flaming red, yellow and brown . . . Joan Plowright, the honey in "A Taste of Honey". . . Broadway's firey splash conquering the night. . . Sir-Laurence Olivier swinging along West 45th Street- wearing a disguise: Horn-rimmed specs. . . The penny arcade's pinballistic missiles. . . Lindy's incessant clamour. ; Buzzing shuffling, clattering. . . The sly palaver of Mike Nichols and Elaine May. Flip and hip. . . Sardi's after- theatre hoopla. Evei-ybody seems to know everybody. A wonderful spirit of sociality. . . The shrill and commanding message of a police car's siren. . . Fifth Avenue's wonderland: Aladdin's treasure in every window. . . Crystal-clear blue skies—clear enough to see eternity. benches. . . Ferries shuttling slowly—an aquatic minuet . . . Bicycle-riders skimming acres* the park's cement paths. . . The npph'ng charms of the dancerj in "Ballets Africains." The dingdong belles will be departing this week. . . Exclusive Gramercy Park displaying its green 'velvet ... Bob Hope, who always wears the cap-and-bells at a jaunty mg!a . . . The United Nations granite, glass and aluminum reflecting Ihe sun's bright neon. . . "Bye, Bye Birdie's" rousing vibration and youthful flair. .. Waves playing an ancient melody with the Battery's sea-wall. . . Dawn's soft- sounds whispering the song of mornmg. •5461 The sound o! magic in "The Sound of Music". . . Trans- atlan- tic palaces slicing .the Hudson's blue-green with a proud and easy glide. . . The poetry of Anne, Bancroft's performance in "The Miracle Worker." Rhymes with wonderful. . . The fading solar fire in twilight's fragile haze. . . George C: Scott's gamuting in "The Wall." Spiraling emotional power. . . King Frenzy ruling The Big Street's midnight ; scene. Elec-thrills galore. . . Midtown traffic's mechanical band. Cars follow the steady beat of red and green batons. . . Rockefeller Plaza's array of flags jubilantly slapping the breez. . . Pigeons on St. Patrick's greenery— pigeon- ing with supreme dignity. Tom Bosley fiorelloing in "Fiorello!" . . . Wall Street's canyons after midnight enslaved by the tyranny of tranquility . . . The easy-going pianoing at the Little Club ... The Cricket Theatre on Second Avenue which offers shows for small fry. Saturday afternoons . . . The" sword-like thrusts of the city's towers . . . Gogi Grant singing and zinging at the Persian" Room . . . The delicate sheen of the fading light at dusk . . . "The Tenth Man" tugging chuckles and strumming heartstrings . . . Ethel's Merman- ing in "Gypsy" , . . The Bronx Zoo's Orangutan, court jester of the animal kingdom . . . Frankie Laine lighting a fire under songs at the Waldorf . . . The always, fascinating sky show, especially when it stars thick, creamy clouds. ANGELO PATH! Pdrents Must Accept Break From Home "If you had a daughter just graduated from college .at nineteen who wanted to marry a young man of twenty-three whose health is none too' good (he has .stomach ulcer) what would you do? Interfere? Agree?" It does little good to interfere. If the young man is in a position, to marry the young woman, that is. able to maintain a home for her, it is usually the better part of wisdom to agree, once it appears that the young people have made up their minds about it. After parents have reared children to the age where they are ready to launch their own lives there is. little, beyond advising them, that one.-can do. I believe that a young" inan has no right to marry until he can support his wife without getting , help from his parents,, or hers. I've heard 'about the college students marrying and continuing studies subsidized by parents and I. still do not agree. Starting married life on the basis of home-care as in childhood and youth does not appeal to me. The start is too likely to determine the - finish. Young people are far too likely to take things for granted that should not and cannot be taken that way for the duration. Then there is trouble. The time comes in the lives of parents .'when the" children they have watched over for the years of their development leave home shelter and go on their cwn. This independent life will make its demands even though the- young person still lives at his parents' even further: he sat in the President's cabinet and played a role in formulating policy. THIS MAY,'NOT. BE : the last word in plans for reorganization of the State Department. There are undoubtedly many proposals because the time has come; when something must be done aboutMt..' The Harriman proposal is, however, -worthy of consideration. One of its advantages could be that the : administration could employ a number of competent, distinguished, experienced men who are required'to retire at a young' age, such as S2, who ought still to be serving their country. , DREW PEARSON WASHINGTON—In order to fully understand the importance of the Nixon-Kennedy debate over Quemoy-Matsu, you have to know something of what happened behind the scenes when this subject was discussed at various White House and Senate conferences. During the height of the Red Chinese threats on Quemoy-Matsu in March 1955, President Eisenhower complained at a staff- conference that he did not want to go to war over two small islands without allies and 'that he was convinced the United States would have no allies if we tried to defend Quemoy and Matsu. Eisenhower said that as allied commander in World War n he knew something about the importance of having allies, and added that if we defended Formosa alone we would probably have allies; though not if we defended the two little islands so close to China. His statement came just after John Foster Dulles had been in Canada conferring with Foreign Minister Lester Pearson -and •scared the wits out of the Canadian government by indicating that in case of an attack on Quemoy. and Matsu we would use the atom bomb. He based his statement on the confidential surveys of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who although divided on the importance of the home. Parental ties as far as control of these young people's, a'c- tions is no longer valid. It simply does not wo'rk and it is best to give up .gracefully and retain the love and,respect of the.children and consider them as close friends rattier "than dependent children. When it comes to-marriage each family,-each couple, must make the best decision possible, as far as their personal beliefs, personal circumstances allow. Young people, graduates from college, mature in mind and body ".should be fit and able to make their own decisions and abide by them. Parental interference usually can make trouble • when none would otherwise arise or, at the worst,, make a bad matter worse. Angelo Patri offers readers booklets on a variety of subjects concerning child training. ~ If you would like to .have hi* booklet No. 302 "ANNOYING HABITS,'' send 25 cents in coin' to him, c/o this paper, P. 0. Box 99, Station G, New York 19, N.Y. ";..." (Released by The Bell Syndicate) '-•• "Heje's everything you need to pass as an American— ** a dozen dining and credit cards, some tickets ;.: . an a sports pool ... .!" ITALIA HUBERT '3 never OS) csfeh tha tone*," islands, generally agreed that they could not be defended without using the atom bomb. This, is was agreed, might well lead to general war. This discussion inside the White House and the Senate found the 'Republican party split right down the middle. "GOP Isolationists Favor Intervention Paradoxically, the group within the Republican party which demanded a showdown with China was the same isolationist group which wanted to avoid entangling alliances'in the past; had bucked the League of Nations,-',tried to keep out of the World Court, and favored appeasement of Hitler. In the case of China, however, they got so steamed up that they forgot their previous isolation; Chief backstage explanation for isolation regarding- Europe and intervention regarding China was the, China Lobby, operated by the Chiang family which threw tremendous amounts of money into Republican campaigns. Chief political operator for the lobby -and dispenser of the contributions has been Maj. Louey Kung, son of Dr. H. H. Kung and nephew of Chiang Kai-shek. . The Chinese have been close to Sen.. Styles Bridges of New Hampshire 'and contributed to his campaign; also have been strong boosters of Senators Jenner, Ind.; McCarthy, Wis.; Welker, Idaho; Rep. Walter Judd of Minnesota, and various others, including Vice President Nixon. And spme of these senators have gone to extreme lengths to support the Chiang Kai-shek dynasty. In the final showdown over Quemoy and Matsu in April 1955, however, President Eisenhower sided against the right wing of his own party. Liberals Warn Ike The showdown took place at a significant, off-the-record dinner meeting'at the White House attended by the liberal wing of the GOP. The guests included ex-Gov. Tom Dewey of New York, Attorney General Herbert Brownell, Ike's old army friend, Gen. Lucius Clay, head of Continental Can; .Paul Hoffman, former administrator of the- Marshall Plan, 'and. Sherman Adams. Vice President Nixon was ; also present, though in the past he had sided with the China lobby and right-wing Republicans. Led by Dewey, the group reminded Ike that he had' campaigned on the promise to end war in Korea, that it would be political suicide, to present the voters with another -Far Eastern war on the eve of the 1956 election. They argued that the right-wing GOP senators and the China lobby, despite their propaganda, were in a minority, that the public would be dead against fighting a war over two remote islands off the China coast. .The President had been reluctant to get committed for Quemoy; and Matsu anyway and this clinched the matter. It was decided that the United States would undertake no commitment to defend the offshore islands; but in order .to appease Admiral Hadford, the most militant member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, it was further decided to let Chiang Kai- shek's troops remain there, and to make no clear-cut official announcement. That was why, though Dulles announced that the United States has "ho commitments and no purpose to defend the islands," the 7th;Fleet continued to help Chiang supply the islands. Later Eisenhower made his position clearer by! stating, Oct. 1, 1958, that Quemoy and Matsu "as of them- «elve»"'we "not greatly vital la "A Thurber Carnival's whimsi- cal-whamsical jollity. . . Dry leaves crackling happily as they indulge in handsprings. . . Sutton Place's' cobbled road flanked by trees. . . The practically unknown stars of an immense hit: Michael Allinson and Margot Moser, co- staring in "My Fair Lady". . . The Latin-Quarter's brassy wing- ding-dong. , , "-Toys in the Attic," not a show you can see and forget. It holds onto-your emotions ... The Rainbow Room's immense bar. offering cocktails in the clouds. » . The swift, graceful maneuvers of the hoofers in "West Side Story" transmitting . exciting messages. . . The loneliness of empty Yankee Stadium. Crowded with echoes. . . The tang of Autumn winds and the tingle in the air. The ob-boy girls at the Copa. . Buses engaged in boisterous errands. . . Harlem youngsters stickballing in • the streets. . . Elizabeth Seal's firecracker per• sonality in' "Irma La Douce" . . . The exciting expectancy communicated by the opening of a hit show . . . Painters on the waterfront striving to capture an instant of beauty. . . Ookie, the delightful walrus, clowning at Coney Island's aquarium. Reminds you of Jackie Gleason. . . The moon, an ermine lamp, peering over the skyscraper cliffs. . . Lauren Bacall's tresses swirling in the wind as she dashes into a cab. . . The last act wallop in "The Best Man". . .' The Planetarium's latest starry spectacular. . . Times Square's restless, bewildering tempo played with lights, shadows and people. Solitude-seekers on park the defense of Formosa," and that as a soldier he thought Chiang. was unwise in putting so many troops there. Vice President Nixon, who participated in the Dewey dinner at the White House, went along with the sentiment expressed by the liberal GOP leaders, though his association in the past had been with Senator Bridges and other China lobby backers and .beneficiaries. In, the initial debate with Senator Kennedy he reverted back to the China lobby's' demand for all- out defense of .Quemoy and Matsu, and, although modifying it since, his constant harping on the subject appears to keep, him pretty much writhe camp _of. those who first .contributed to .his campaign to ;the Senate : and have helped> him financially in two'races since. • The ferocity of the aisle-stampede during intermissions . . . Lovely Joan Fontaine, who made a success of being a girl . . . Skiffs dancing the wave-mambo on the East River . . . Leonard Bernstein's dramatic gyrations while conducting the New York ' Philharmonic, llusic-music-music ... A traffic cop exploding in the face of a reckless motorist... Chinatown's curio shops—strictly for tourists . . . Our fine-feathered friends winging in the wild blue yonder . . . The take-it-easy beauty of Lower Broadway's sidewalk cafes . . . The Guggenheim Museum's spiraling eyetraction . . . The do-re-mi dandies in "The Music Man" . . . Beekman Place's garden terraces overlooking the river . . . Manhattan's pinnacles viewed from the Brooklyn Bridge —the metropolitan poetry of stone and steel. Eileen Herlie's jolly-dollying in "Take Me Along" .. . Park Ave.'s elegant boulevard and the extraordinary harmony of the flanking buildings ... So many sunshiny swellodies in the off-Broadway show, "The Fantasticks" . . . Explosive black headlines on the newsstand launching pads. Ready for orbiting . . . The enormous bursts of colors in the Music Hall stage spectacular . . . The melancholy guy-gal-gaga at the shabbier dancehalls . . . The aerial grace and splendor of the George Washington span when ignited by moonlight's torch . . . Showbreak time—when torrents of people turtle in all directions . . . John Uhler Lemmon III — better known as Jack Lemmon, the star in "Face of a Hero" . . . Birdland's jazz telegraphy being communicated to Mister Cool and Miss Hip. Riverside Drive promenaders deriving satisfaction from Walking and breathing ... The soaring gamuting power of the cast of capables in "Becket" . . . Visiting film stars equipped with personal spotlights . . . The Stork Club's constant activity forming a precise pattern for having fun —or killing time . . . The multihued wonders represented at the Bronx Botanical Garden ... El Morocco's cha-cha-champs . . . Curtain calls at hit shows. Happy thunder expressed" in the form of applause . . . The waterfront turbulence while cargoes are unloaded. Men and machines busily engaged in an unruly ballet ... Autumn is a period of pure exhilaration. It quickens the pulse of the city as well as the rhythm of life. Only the proper mood is essential to understand its music. LAFF-A-DAY C 1WS, Xbv rwtum SywUutc, IK, Worl4 hcMi RM^-< "He won't fool ME—Tve spent 1 iqg to my hualMod's

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