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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 28

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, October 30, 1960
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PAGE FOUB THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPORT, INDIANA SUNDAY, OCTOBER M, 1MI. Editorials "All that is necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for enough good v men to do nothing." —Edmund Burke Make plans now to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 8. '.-<•'• PROPOSED UTILITY SERVICE BOARD -Many local citizens.. will vote-for the establishment of a local Utility Service board November 8 in the hope that it will remove the f operation of the municipal utilities from poli- •- tics. ; Most people agree, that the political spoils .! system will never give us efficient and economi- i cal utility service. It'is usually extremely diffi-. cult to induce any truly capable people, either . on the managerial or the employe level,.to accept a job which is subject to the vagaries of politics. • • ' The staggered terms and bipartisan nature of " the board should help give it .the continuity and stability which is necessary for long range planning. This in turn should help attract new industries to Logansport. Furthermore, the Utility Service board law providing for competitive examinations to determine the relative fitness of applicants should help weed out those political hacks whose only qualifications for their jobs are their party activities. Industry would fee more likely to locate plants in Logansport if it could be assured that our utilities were free from political interference, and run on a businesslike, dependable basis at competitive rates. By far the most important thing in connection with the Utility Service Board—the key to the whole proposal, if approved by the voters, is what selection is made by the mayor and council of the members for that board. Unless men of the highest-caliber are appointed to this board, its function will not serve to improve our utility.management in any appreciable degree. These men must be free of political bias in their views on utility operation, they must be fully convinced of the necessity for properly serving our present industry and for seeking out and assisting in bringing in new industry, and 'they must see to it that the utilities operate on an efficient; economical, and businesslike basis.. STUDY CANDIDATES AND THEIR ANSWERS In this and preceding issues, we .have made an effort to acquaint the voter not only with the background of some of the state and national candidates for. office, but also to give the voter an opportunity to study all local candidates as well. In today's issue, we are presenting the views of the local legislative candidates so that all voters might be better able to cast an. intelligent vote for these all-important offices. We suggest that every' reader, and especially every voter, read the questions which have been proposed to the legislative candidates of both parties and study their answers thoroughly. It might be of assistance in helping- you decide which candidates' philosophies are closest to your own, and which candidates you would like to-see elected to public office. An informed voter can always make- a better decision. Questions And Answers Q—How many major league baseball players have hit 500 or more home runs .during their careers?' A—Only four —Babe Ruth, Jimmy Foxx, Mel Ott and Ted Williams. Q—What animal is sometimes referred to as the fastest excavator in America? A — The American badger. Using all four feet, it can sink. underground in a matter of a few s'econds. . CARNIVAL GEORGE E. SOKOLSKY THE CUBAN REVOLUTION Robert Paul Wolff is an instruc-. tor in philosophy at Harvard University and as such is presumed to have some passing acquaintance with the ancient art of,logic. However, the instructor in philosophy moves from Plato and Aristotle tc comment on the politics of Cuba and permits himself a letter in tfce columns of "The New Republic" which once.: counted 'among its editors the eminent Walter Lippmann but which has in recent years fallen upon hard times. In his letter, Robert Paul Wolff says;. "... The revolution is not a tragedy to be 'contained' by tactful diplomacy; >_it is a wonderful victory for the Cuban people, to. be cheered and aided in every possible way. We deserve to be -hated by. Castro, and it is a tribute to the Cubans that they have not turned on us .more violently. Only after we have worked as hard for their welfare in the coming years "as we worked for their misery in years past will we have a right to expect their good will. . ." PRECISELY WHY is the Castro Communist revolution in Cuba to be "cheered and aided in every possible way"? What benefit is the revolution to the people of the United States? The Cubans have seized American property, molested, American persons, interfered' with American trade and turned the island over to the Communists, utilizing Czechoslovakian and Red Chinese experts to assist them. Should we be grateful for that? Perhaps we ought to compensate the Cubans for their kindness in killing several Americans! Precisely why do "we," as Mr. Wolff says, deserve to be hated by Castro? Our State Department helped him get his job. 'Herbert Matthews of "The New York Times" created an American opinion favorable to Castro. The deskman in the State Department, William Wielahd, assisted Castro to achieve success. Our .ambassador to Cuba, Earl 'E. T. Smith, was discouraged from opposing Castro and was apparently instructed to be antagonistic to Batista. Our ambassador to Mexir co, Robert Hill, got" into trouble with the State Department for telling the truth about Castro. Why should not Fidel Castro be grateful for all this? Instead he . has followed his brother, Raul, into the Communist .camp and at the United Nations acted and -voted like a Communist stooge. Do we need to pay him for his performance at the Hotel Theresa in, Harlem? I DO NOT KNOW where Robert Paul Wolff, instructor in philosophy, Harvard University, hails from and what he knows about the world in which he lives, but his .adoration of the Castro revolution causes one to wonder what a normal 1 , example he is to the young students who meet an instructor in philosophy I, where the truth is usually defined as the great minds of the human race saw it. But it does not take much of a great mind to discover that the United States is definitely imperilled by a Communist base 90 miles off the Florida coast and that that island could become a submarine and an air base to pur danger and detriment. Perhaps Wolff's logic does not project itself that far but the rest of us are deeply concerned by this danger which has now become a principal issue in the presidential'campaign. Wolff's letter to "The New .Republic" is, of course, a matter, of no consequence. No matter'who is elected, we shall "do what.rwe have to do in Cuba and elsewhere. What is significant here is..that our young people are being educated by many who are insensitive to the needs of the United States; who, for some-reason, always puts the United States second in any consideration of public questions. Not knowing who Wolff is," except that he teaches philosophy at Harvard, I cannot say what his qualifications are for his defamation of the United States. . JUST ABOVE Wolff's letter was one by Enrique Noble, associate professor of Spanish, Gbucher College. This man is a Cuban who is happy to discover that someone iiu the United States is not antagonistic to Castro and he be- THE SUNDAY PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS Published each Sunday by the Pharos-Tribun» a.nd Prsis, E17 £. Broadway. Lo«a.nsport. Indiana. Entered a* second clus mall nt th» PostoMlce at Ijocansport, Indiana, under the act of March L 1S79. The Pharoa-Trltmne-est. 1144 The.Pr»»a-e»t- 1911 The Sunday Pharos - Tribune md LiOgansport Press, lOc per copy. Sunday 40o per week by carrier. The Pharom-Trlbune, ere- nlngs and The Logansport Press, mornings and Sunday 40o per week by carrier.- The Pharos- Tribune. and Loranaport Frew 70o per week by carrier. In Lo-" g-ansport. SSc per week outside of Loransport. By .mall on rural routs* in Can. Ouroll. Fulton, Pulaekt, illa«tl and WMte counties, each' 'paper "110.00' year; ' outelde Indiana, fu.oo per year. JU1 mall subscriptions payable In idrance. -No mail . subscription sold wherever carrier serrlce hi maintained. Inland Newspaper Recresent*,- ttves. The New Colonialist WALTER WINCH ELL ON BROADWAY Norm* Shearer's dghtr Kathy (recently unknotted from Jack Reddish) ^and actor Richard Anderson (ex-groom of Carol Lee Ladd) have coasters suspecting an elopement plot. . .Marie McDonald's newest feller is John Heller. His father is a Chicago financier. . .Wanda Hendrbt and Edsoff Stroll of."G.I..Blues" are a brand new two. . .Insiders hear Casey Stengel was all set to quit but changed his mind... .Lana Turner and Fred May planning to do it by Christmas?. . .Elaine Stewart and Earle Lyon are blazing. . .They say Dan Dailey's next will be Camille Williams, now with him in London. . ;Big brawl between the, banquet mgrs of the Commodore and Roosevelt hotels. One needed stitching. . .Dovima, once a top model, .has filed suit for a million against competitor Eileen Ford, model agency chief. . .Th'e Reno bookies differ slightly from Vegas gamblers. The Reno boys are laying 6 to 5 on Nixon. both in London's "The Last Joke," were trounced by the critics. (NEO ANGELO PATRI Experience With Facts Too Costly Something is wrong with our society, that's plain. The number' of illegitimate children rises. Why? Of course the population is larger. We have in the big cities, a larger number of depressed families. These facts do not alter the situation. We have more schools, more teachers; more pupils in school, more students in college. The churches still stand. And still come these sad reports. The slums are not the cause, not all of it though they help. This situation exists in every social group. People are even beginning to accept it. Something is surely wrong. Recently a. newspaper told the story of an abandoned Baby left in a hotel room, that had been occupied for some time by a personable young lady, who had dis-- appeared. The • three-day-61d; ; ."in: fant was placed in a foundling Jiome. Another nameless -child;Jeft to face life with three,strikes on it before it started. £f '•!;'• ' Maybe the personable young lady was one of those who told her mother pertly, "not to be so square." She knew the facts of life and could take care of herself! One. fact that she and those, in her.group do not know, is th'at one of the facts of life is the one that can get out of their -control so fast that the wise young lady didn't know it went. And that is why this baby was born and left in a hotel bedroom. Maybe if- a father or mother whose son or daughter brushed them ofkwhen they tried to warn them, tried to make them see what they were heading for, read that article to their so-wise youngsters, with details, it might help. Words mean little to children. They do not get the full meaning of them until experience puts it to them. This sort of experience lieves that the American people are misinformed. His is a noble sentiment of patriotism but what does he tell the young ladies of Goucher College about communism in Cuba, the sequestration of American property, and the appearance of hundreds of Red advisers.and experts who are now living in Anierican-Wried" and Cuban-owned houses for which they have n6t. ; paid? . HUBERT DREW PEARSON WASHINGTON. - Hawaii's impeccable, imperturbable Sen. Hiram Fong has been pulling backstage wires to help Martin Bromley, the Hawaiian slot-machine king, whose slot machines are reaping a harvest of nickels, dimes and quarters from GI's in service clubs around the world. Internal Revenue is now investigating whether Bromley counted his nickels correctly in making out his income-tax returns. Actually the total take from Bromley's slot machines is not measured in nickels, but in millions of dollars. His slot, machines are stationed in service clubs all over 'the .world, and each club also gets a cut for its recreation fund. Hiram Fong, first Chinese- American ever elected to the U. S. Senate, is a highly respected- financier and banana-farm operator in Honolulu. He heads the Finance^ Realty Co., the Finance Investment Co., the Grand Pacif- ic'Investment Co., the Finance Insurance Co.,> the Finance Home Builders, Finance Factors with 'branch offices all over the islands, and is senior partner in Fong Miho Choy & Robinson, a law firm which has been remarkably successful in wrapping up real estate deals for Fong's far- flung housing operations. Senator Fong's office, when queried about his representations on" behalf of slot-machine operator Bromley, was quite familiar with the matter and said that Fong's assistant, Kenneth Nakamura, had been assigned to work on Bromley's problems. The Senator himself, however, seemed vague. At first he said he didn't know anytttng about the matter. When reminded that his assistant had been assigned 1o help .Bromley on his problems, he corrected himself, said that is too expensive. It costs the future's prizes, today's youth, growth -and happiness. Let's try plainer -talk. Study such headlines as this one in the recent paper. And let public opinion support the father and mother who insist upon protecting their children from such experiences. Angelo Patri offers readers booklets onLa variety of subjects concerning child training. If you would like to have his booklet No. 303, "Feeding Children," send 25 in coin to him, c/o this paper, P. 0. Box 99, Station G, New York 19, N.Y. (Released by The Bell Syndicate) "Your Jimmy doesn't have any trouble getting the right answers, Mrs. Murphy! It's getting them matched up with the right questions that bothers him!" Bromley was given routine help. The facts in the case are that Bromley's slot machines operate in Army, .Navy, and Air Force Clubs, through a company incorporated in Panama called Ser-. vice Games Panama. On Okinawa when the U.S. military government refused to license Bromley's slot machines, he got around the ban by using a license already granted to Barclay and Co., a respected import-export firm. Barclay canceled the arrangement on October 12, however, after a visit from Internal Revenue agents who were probing Bromley's taxes. Meanwhile the revenue agents have accumulated several rexeal- ing documents, including a memo stamped "Confidential" from Barclay's agent in Tokyo, Martin Plevinsky. It warned that the company might get into trouble because of its arrangement with Service Games. One passage also mentioned Senator Fong. "The Navy was disturbed about the fact that Hiram Fong, the new Senator frcjn Hawaii, made a personal trip to Yokosuka and advised the Navy command to use Service Games machines in its clubs," the confidential memo declared. "In the meantime, the Navy has requested an investigation . of Hiram Fong in Hawaii to determine Fong's connection with Service Games." The Senator,, when queried, said he has no connection with Service Games, claimed he had never adt vised the Navy to use Bromley's slot machines. NOTE—In addition to the tax probe started by Internal Revenue, the government of Okinawa has" also filed a $345,000 claim against Service Games for back taxes and customs. Army and Marine Corps helicopters certainly got a workout during Ike's recent "nonpolitical" tour. At Palm Springs where the Presiednt golfed with George Allen, the China Lobby's oil partner, three helicopters were at the airport and one flew Ike direct to the golf course ... At Schilling AF Base, Salina, Kans:, two helicopters flew the Presidential Party to Abilene while six 'copters stood by from Fort Riley . . . After the Kansas City Star endorsed Nixon and Lodge the following announcement was heard on station KFRU in Columbia, Mo.: "Vote the straight Democratic ticket. This. announcement is paid for by Bill Clark, your Kansas City Star, distributor."... William S. Roberts, the Washington attorney, is sending friends the following telegram: "As an American I resent the discourte-, ous conduct of the Republican candidate to his wife. He may have had his own ideas but it was thoroughly discourteous for him to say "America can't stand pat'." . . . Congressman William S. Broomfield of Michigan clutters up the Congressional Record with every organization he has ever joined from Greater North Woodward Optimist Club to the Royal Oak Hi-Twelve Club to Berkeley Lodge No. 536 F. and A. M. But he does not list his war service. Broomfield lists himself as a member of the American Legion but doesn't say how he served his country. This is a very hush-hush matter. The truth is, however, that Broomfield was-inducted into the Army June 8, 1942, was dropped July 28, '42, just 40 days later-This was shortly after Pearl Harbor when the Army really needed manpower. If you* ask the Army why Broomfield was discharged the answer, is "We can't reveal this without his permission. It's sensitive." Bob Hope,' running for dent—on NBC—was asked: "How "Gypsy" composer J. Styne and .Sandra Church, recently of that hit, debunked the items that their idyll had faded in a love-feast at Luchow's. . .The Keith Andes are reported asunder. He's the leading man of "Wildcat". . .Mandy Mercer, dghtr of the songwriter, becomes Mrs. Bob Corwin Dec. 2Jth. . .Actor Chas. Bronson and his Harriet are adding • to the Mom-and-Population. . .Ditto the John Aliens. He's stage manager for "Tenderloin." Mrs. Allen is Mary Stanton, last seen in "Once Upon A Mattress". .. .Audrey Meadows wore dark glasses for her tryst at Cafe Madison with J.-Costello, but who could mistake those beautiful gams?. . .S. American beauty Erna Paz is on the other end of those calls Gary Grant makes from Paris. Edith PiaPs depression (besides 'her long illness) can be. traced to her woes with the French tax dept. They claim she's $80,000 in arrears .... Paris reviewers panned "Let's Make Love." Said Montand looked stupid playing "such a foolish role" . . . Producer Arthur Lesser says Bardot spurned his offer- of $150,000 for a tv appearance here. Stage • fright ... Shelley German's tv stardom (and his many albums) attracted over 21,000. patrons in 4 shows at Lafayette, Ind . . . Post deb Evelyne Bissone and Geoff Paley, handsome son of the CBS chief, are smitten . . . Rheingold entry Janet Mick apparently doesn't belong to any of the lads you've read about in the papers. Oleg Cassini appears to have her under control nightly at El Morrocco. Song star Jimmy Rodgers has never stopped being his wife's sweetheart. Sends her a dozen roses daily . . . Virginia Pope, praise-agent for "Guns of Nava- rone," will wed Peter Yates, the film's ass't director . . . The ex- Mrs. Warren Cowan and her 2nd groom, actor Douglas Dick, are editing a flash . . . Anne Helm (she's a coast heiress) plays a sexpot in "Desire in the Dust." Her suitor is Thomas McLain, H'wood Arthur Murray exec . . . Lark Connie Francis, who has all the necessary attributes for cheesecake photos, refuses to pose for them . . . Toni Vigorita of ABC's "Flair" radio show and Penguin mgr. Jerry Simon are having it annulled. He has resumed courting Shirley Linde, ex"Ice Capades" star, with whom he steadied before the unhappy marriage. The Marilyn Monroe — Yves "Montand film, to the surprise of theater mgrs around the land, isn't doing the biz expected. . . Rosemary MacDougal of the El Morocco set doesn't even try to disguise the shiner she's wearing. Merely giggles when asked how-, cum?. . .Tennessee Williams and Barbara Baxley prefer One Fifth Avenue which doesn't include nosy item-collectors. . .Fame Is Like This: "FDR Speaks," an ellpee of the great chief's most eloquent addresses, is reviewed in Billboard under "Novelty Disks". . . Panic has struck the casts of several Broadway-bound plays because of the many fast flops. Over a million down the drain to date. . .CSB' Doug Edwards (and others) last week predicted the N.Y. Times would come out for Kennedy. We first tipped that over ABC on Oct. 9th. The Don't Invite list now includes New Yorker mag drama critic J. McCarten and producer David Merrick. Plus Lucy Kavaler, author of "The Private World of High Society," and society historian Cholly Knickerbocker. . . Jazzophiles has a new pet in Jimmy Schmidt, composed for the Sal Salvador crew. They call him "one of the most talented cats", to hit the local scene in years. He's 19. . .The Village Voice critic dismissed the recently folded "Valmouth" show -as "high camp," but so were its few audiences. Such swishes you've never seen!. . .Jack Lemmon introduced his new sugar to the Hawaiian Room bunch. Her name is Gwen Crawford. . .Two of the world's greatest actors, John Gielgud and Ralph- Richardson, do'you feel about foreign entanglements?" replied Bob, "What's wrong with" American girls?" Hope's Presidential platform: "I'm against forest fires, .marijuana, and 'the'tsetse fly." . . . "The way to make money," says Hope, "is to start your own country and apply for foreign aid." . . . The Sunflower stale of Kansas, normally, rock-ribbed Republican, hasn't gone Democratic since FDR carried it in 1936. In the last few days Democratic leaders think they may be able to repeat '36. The Kennedy crowd in Wichita was terrific. Hope Hampton's beau-friend, wealthy Breslin Baker, now makes the Chateau Henri IV with Baroness Rosa DuPerier . ... Merv Griffin's many outside investments have him paying the income taxers more coin than he makes in show biz ... Pat Wymore's attentive escort at Imperiale was George Greif, biz mgr for Billy Eckstine . . . What's the feud about between Connie Francis and Joni James, husband, maestro Acquiviva? . . . Lena Home's son. Ted, is okay after surgery at University Hosp . . . The ex-Mrs. Warren Stevens married Bert Fields, 'a theatrical barrister, in Paris last week . . . Peggy Bemier and Milton Watson's dghtr Peggy Anne married Peter Lombard on the 151h . . . Top boxing figures will be disgraced when the Senate probers make headlines again in Dec . . . Eileen Brennan and John Aniston of "Little Mar>' Sunshine" are closer than Hallow'een.' The Lauren Bacall-Jason Robards, Jr. headlines jumped the box-office take at his play "Toys' in the Attic." The star's applause is thunderous . . . Nancy Kwan's ("Suzie Wong") photo on a mag was the one she didn't like. It was selected' from 374 transparencies . . . Sad, but they're yanking "Sunrise At Camppbello" at the Palace after only 5 weeks . . . "Inherit The Wind" is another suffering box-office lag ... George Ross, Jr., one of Arline Judge's 7 grooms, now trysts at Felix Young's Park Avenue spot with wealthy Rosalie Williams . . . The George Englunds (he's Brando's producer) are dating again after a long estrangement . . . Carol Lawrence's recent husband, Cosmo Allegretti, eloped wilh Iby Korody, a model . . . Israeli star Ziva Rodann debunked all the false items (linking her with a singer) in a page ad in Israel gazettes. Leland Hayward's lovely daughter Brigit, a victim of an overdose, killed herself (according to close friends) over an affair of the heart . . . Heiress Pat Fisher and Allen Turner, editor for Holt- Rinehart, gorge on candlelight and wine at swanky Charles V . . . Anthony Quinn's daughter Chris and Timothy Everett ar« a cozy couple at Downey's almost nightly . . . Don Grilley, leading LAFF-A-DAY 1 don't we wbs£ all the < Ota IB adz*

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