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Friday, May 11, 1962
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* * * I.OGMSPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY Pharos-Tribune Wins National Mental Health Award 2nd Time * •*• WE SPONSOR 0 N ! L Y I B E WORTHWH I LE LOGANSPORT, INDIANA Founded in 1844— Leaded United Press International News, Photo "Wires FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 11, 1962. For All Newspaper Departments Telephone 4141 Price Per Copy, Ten Cents ROCKS BELL AWARD Only Newspaper To Win Twice NEW YORK—The Pharos-Tribune, of-, Logansport, Indiana, has won the 1961 Mental Health Bell Award, it was announced here today at the headquarters of the National Association for Mental Health. It is the only newspaper in the United States that has won the award twice and is also the smallest newspaper that has ever been so honored. The Pharos-Tribune won its first award just three years ago. The Awards Committee of the Association chose the Pharos- Tribune as the entry ranking [highest in year-round editorial support "in the fight against mental illness and the advancement of good mental health." The Committee also named the New York World-Telegram and Sun for a special award for "a superb .contribution in bringing to light abuses existing in a number of New York City menial hospitals." THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE will be presented with a bronze plaque, bearing the facsimile of the historic Mental Health Bell. The original 300-pound bell was cast in 1953 from chains ami shackles once used to restrain the mentally ill. Every year the great bell rings out to announce Mental Health Month. Announcing the annual Mental Health Bell Award lo the Pharos. Tribune, Frazicr Cheslon, President of the National Association for Menial Health, said the newspaper meriled the award because it ranked highesl in the following criteria' "DISSEMINATION (o the public of mental health news, information and opinion; publicizing and editorial support of local, stale and national menial health program's, objectives and fund drives; leader, ship in campaigns lo secure new or improved menial health services for the prevention and treatment of mental illness; and. other editorial contributions to the fight The Weather Forecast Northern 3rd Indiana Mostly cloudy this afternoon, chance of thundershowers extreme west. Mostly cloudy with scattered thundershowers likely Salur- day and in south and extreme west late tonight. Not much Icn- perature change. Low tonighl 48 to 5R. High Saturday 62 to 69. Central & South Indiana Mostly cloudy with scattered afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms Ihis afternoon, tonight and Saturday. Chance of locally heavy thunderstorms south late today. Not much temperature change. Low tonight in the 50s central to low 60s south. High Saturday 66 to 75 central, low 80s southwest. Sunset today 7:49 p.m. Sunrise Saturday 5:34 a.m. Outlook for Sunday: Scattered showers and thundershowers, litlla temperature change. Lows 45 to 55. Highs 75 lo 85. THURSDAY FRIDAY 11 a.m 44 1 a.m 53 Noon 43 2 a.m 53 •Ip.m 43 3 a.m 51 2 p.m 44 4 a.m ..50 3 p.m 48 4 p.m 50 53 53 5 p.m. 6 p.m; 7 p.m. 8 p.m. 9 p.m. ......52 10 p.m 52 11 p.m 52 Mid.' 5» 53 53 5 a.m 6 a.m 7 a.m 8a.m. 9a.m 50 50 .51 .54. 59 10 a.m ..... ..61 11 a.m ....... 61 Noon ........ 6G Ip.m ....... 67 2p.m ....... 68 High Year Ago — 77 Low Year Ago — 43 Barometer Barometer at 2 p.m., 29.75, rising River Stage River at 1 a.m., 5.09 Prec ...................... 25 against mental illness and the advancement of good menial health." To win Ihe Bell award this year the Pharos-Tribune bested such newspaper giants as the New. York World-Telegram and Sun, the Pittsburgh Press, the Buffalo Courier-Express, the Dos Moincs Register, and the St. Louis Globe- Democrat. The only other Indiana newspaper that has ever won the award is the Indianapolis Times, for the y«ar 1954, THE ARTICLES and editorials which won the award for the Pharos-Tribune this year were wrillen -by Don Freehafer. They included' a -series of' eight articles on Indiana's Shameful Neglect of Its Menially 111 Children ' and a series of five Articles on The Mentally Retarded. The presentation of the bronze plaque will be made at a legist live dinne r of the Indiana Assoeia lion for Menial Health at Indianapolis in August. The Pharos-Tribune also will be honored at Ihe national con- venlion in St. Louis in November. THE PRESIDENT o'f the National Association for Mental Health expressed the Association's thanks to the Pharos-Tribune "on behalf of our 800 affiliates and our million volunteers. "Throughout the years the nation's newspapers have played a very important part in bringing about improvement in the care and treatment of ' the mentally ill," he said. Stole Wontol Koltn Director to Tal* hi Menial Unyrilal I'cr^onnr/ Polk Parties Plan No Changes No cha.nges in the officers of Ihe two party organizations in' Cass county are planned, it was reported Friday as preparations were made for the biennial organization meetings Saturday afternoon. The Republican committcemen and commitieewomcn and the candidates for major county offices will meet at noon Saturday at the Ben Hur dining room for a luncheon. The election of officers will follow, according to Chairman Leland L. Smith, The Democratic committeemen and eommitleewomen will meet at 2 p.m. in (heir party headquarters on Broadv/ay for Iheir elee- lion of officers, according to Chairman John Burrough. Ike Wants to Help Republicans WASHINGTON (UPI) -- Former President Eisenhower "wants to help and will help" Republican candidates running for Congress and other offices next fall, ,GOP National Chairman Wil- Ham E. Miller reported today. Miller conferred with Eisenhower about Ihe campaign Thursday during the ex-presideVit's visit to Washington to meet with Republican leaders and hold a news conference. The parly chairman said Eise'n- hower would play "an active role" in the campaign, although no firm plans had been made yet. He indicated, however, that the former president would not be expected to barnstorm from state to stale in behalf of individual candidates for Congress and governorships. Storms Swell State Rivers By United Press International Heavy showers and noisy thunderstorms swept Indiana for hours Thursday and -early today, con- Iribulnig to three violent deaths and sending rivers on the rise with rain measuring up to, 3.5 inches. ; Two traffic deaths were blamed on heavy rain, and an Indianapolis boy was killed and another injured when a lightning bolt hit them as they lowered their school flag to protect it from a storm, Streams gushed upward in the wake of rain which measured 3.46 inches at Shoals, 2.6 at Edwardsport, 2.42 a tColumbus and 1.02 at Indianapolis with, amounts above an inch common in the southern half of the state. Flooding was a possibijty in view of the heavy showers of the past 24 hours and predictions of frequent additional periods of rain almost daily into the middle of next week. Killed By Lightning John D. Erwin, 13, an Indianapolis schoolboy, was killed by a lightning bolt at School 80 in the Hoosier capital and David Kosine, 12, was hurt as they performed Iheir regular duties as flagboys when a storm threatened Thursday afternoon. Louis C. Johnson, 36, Chicago, was killed near Lafayette during a heavy rain when his car and one driven by Cecil Ralhmann, 59, San Gabriel, Calif., father of 560- mile race drivers Jim and Dick Ralhmann, collided on a. highway. Ralhmann was injured seriously. Worker Falls Fifteen Feet In Winamac WINAMAC— Gilbert Hughes, 36, of rural route 1, Monticello, suffered severe injuries at 10:40 a.m. Friday when a scaffold on which he was standing collapsed. He fell fifteen feet the ropes snapped. Hughes and his after one of brother are TWO WITNESSES, Esther ams, of Wfnamac and Joe engaged in tuckpointing and sandblasting the First Union Bank and Trust Company in Winamac. The two had completed the front of (he bank and had moved their equipment to the rear of the bank. Ad- Capouch, rural roule 1, North Judson, stated that they heard the scaffold give way and heard the crash. .Hughes suffered a severe laceration over' his left eye 'and was knocked unconscious. .He was taken lo the Thompson-Carneal clinic for treatment. Hughes landed on his shoulders and head. THE TWO MEN had been working on the bank several days, and were sandblasting and luckpoint- ing the walls. Hughes was standing on a 1 ten- foot long scaffold which was attached to two half-inch ropes and anchored at the lop of the building. Apparently one of the ropes frayed causing the 'scaffold" to fall. By EUGENE J. CADOU INDIANAPOLIS (UPD— Indianapolis Mayor Charles H. Boswell s the problem child of the Indiana Democrats today following his vir- ;ual demise as a senatorial candidate. After Boswell losl his senatorial )id because of Governor Welsh's endorsement of his chief rival, 'ormer House Speaker Birch E. Bayh, the Indianapolis mayor em- n-oiled his party in another fac- ional dispute with a denunciation of Welsh as "a weak governor US. TEMPERATURES NEW YORK (UPD—The' lowest 'temperature reported lo the U.S. Weather Bureau this'morning was 25 degrees at Lebanon, N.H. . . . and on Sunday in the Family Weekly Tracking;down bond thieves The phony accident problem Love in a Full House STATE DEMOCRATS EMBROILED Showdown Saturday for Boswell 'backbone of a fishing on primary election with the worm." Boswell night had smashed Marion County Jemocratic- unity with a bitter characterization of the lllh Dis- rict congressional nominee, Andrew Jacobs Jr., son of a former congressman, as '"an immature, selfish boy." Boswell actually is a dead duck 'or senator, regardless of his statement Thursday that he will remain in the contest, because of :he tremendous force of the governor's Slatehouse patronage machine. He will be lucky to win his >id to become Marion County party chairman, despite his own city patronage machine. Edwards Irate "Governor Welsh has given thci kiss of death to Birch Bayh," Marion Mayor M. Jack Edwards, another senatorial aspirant, said today in announcing thai he would j continue as a candidate. "We went down the drain in 1956 with a Torre Haute 1 candidate for governor and we will do the same this year, if Bayh is nominated. Senator Capehart would cul him to ribbons. "Governor Welsh said on Oct. 1 that Uiis would be an open convention but he has not kept his promise. He has become an' unpopular governor. And he hasn't enough strength in the parly to dictate to the delegates whom they shall choose for senator." '• o . A token candidate for senator is State Appellate Courf Judge John S. Gonas, South Bend, who has run fo r everything from governor to President in the pasl bul who had never paid his slate convention assessment for anything but a judicial job. Boswell failed lo make the grade wilh the governor because the Marion County primary returns gave the Republicans a big lead, because he antagonized the Democratic chiefs of the potent AFL-CIO and 'because he ran on a right-wing platform which differed lillie from Ihe views of Re. publican Sen. Homer E. Capeharl, | who is sure lo be renominaled next month. Sec No Difference Many party leaders believed thai a CapehaiiJBoswell combat would be a case of t/weedle-dum and tweedle-dee. Governor Welsh also took into consideration Ihe falal "Indianapolis curse," a chronic prejudice of oulstate Democrats againsl ai one living in Indianapolis or its outermost suburbs. Welsh acted as many governors, endowed with terrific patronage powers, have done all through the years. The governors have all the jobs; Uie United Slales senators have only piliful payrolls. Most: governors have succeeded in naming (heir pel senatorial candidates, but others have failed. Gov. Henry F. Schricker picked Samuel Jackson to go to Washington as a senator. Hits lei Other Areas MEXICO CITY (UPI)-A strong earthquake rocked Mexico City today, cracking walls, shaking plaster from ceilings, and lop- plint debris into the streets. No casualties were reported immediately in Hie quake area which covered a large part of southern Mexico. The quake, believed to be the most severe since 1957 when 56 persons were lulled, hit at least three slates in addition lo Ihe federal district here. The shock was felt as far south as Acapulco. A water fountain on the main boulevard leading into Acapulco was knocked off ils base. ' In Mexico City lire shock was heavy enough lo knock government seismograph instruments out of order. Bricks and cement toppled from buildings here and virtually all traffic on the streets came to halt when the first earth, shocks were fell about 8:15 a.m. Thousands of fear-stricken persons ran into streets of the capital a.s cracks appeared in the walls of several hotels and office buildings. Several electric power transformers were knocked over by (he quake. The United Slale.s embassy reported "extensive damage" inside, including broken glass and plaster knocked from walls and ceilings. Several fires wcf-e reported, all of Ihem apparently caused by short circuits. 44 Fail to Pass Car Safety Check Police checked 311 motor vehicles in a safety check lane in the 2200 block on East Broadway Friday morning. Forty-four failed to pass the check and drivers were asked to have necessary corrections made. Most of those fulling lo pass had faully lights, officers said. was in opera- The check lane tion Friday afternoon at the same location. 'OKLAHOMA!' CAST SHOWS TALENT' GIVES MONEY'S WORTH DA\TON, Ohio <UPI> -Mayor Frank R. Somers doesn't figure he shortchanged the man who called and identified himself as "a taxpayer who helps pay Ihe mayor's salary." Somers advised the caller Dayton h.is 262,000 residents and added, 'Tour share is less than one cent .1 year. Since you won't le'.l me your name, I think you've already had your cent's worth." Civic Players Score 'Smash By MIKE KRAFT They said it couldn't be done. It's all right Cor amateur thespians lo put on a play now and then for the public's amusement Bul a musical ,comedy',' Uh-huh. That's strictly for the big league. But the Logansport Civic Players did it Thursday night and it was 'a smash! Their production of "Oklahoma!", played before a packed house in .the high school aud- ' itorium, electrified the audience and bared a goldmine of talent in Logan-land hills. The Rodgers and Hammer- stein musical has been a favorite nearly 20 years, yet Ihe cast turned in a, performance which was fresh, airy and gay. From the opening , "Oh, What a Beautiful .Mornin'", -to the rousing finale, "Oklahoma!", the Player's had those on the other side of Ihe footlights in the palms of their hands. Success marks every aspect of Ihe production—acting, singing, choreography, staging, costumes, scenery, lighting—and those responsible have set a standard which will be hard to match in shows to come. Curly, the cock-sure cowboy, shows warmth and vigor in the portrayal by Dan Mordenti. His capable handling of (he show's best songs and a million-dollar smile easily win 'the hearts of his listeners. .' Barbara Schnepp, as Laurey, shows depth and'quality in her role opposite Curly. Aunt Eller, as played by Sue Tomlinson, keeps tab on her flock with strength and humor. Players veteran Robert Wade- kind, cast as the dirty and treacherous Jud Fry, brings down''the house with his "Poor Jud", a duet with Curly. Three real sparks in the show are Emmersoir Hatlen, as Will Parker, Juliet Traeger, as Ado Annie Carnes, and Richard Reinerl, .as All Hakim, a comedy triangle which draws roars of approval from the audience. Other notable performances were given by Don Reynolds, as Andrew Carnes; Dr. Edward TerBush, as Cord Elam; Jack Harrison, as Fred; and Nor- berl Muzzillo, as Ike Skidinorc. Wielding all elements of the massive undertaking together into cohesive, smoolh-running performance was Director Gerald O'Morrow, who did so wilh practiced still and imagination. He was aided by Belty Lavery, assistant d t r e ct o r; Brenda Suchy, dialogue director; and Hollis Johnston 'musical director. Choeographcr Beverly Gulp has developed a stunning ballet number in Laurey's dream se- quence. She is assisted by Debbie Maiben. The set. one nf the Players best, is masterfully simple, yet clever and suggestive. Open- curtain set changes are a novelty which keeps audience alien- lion focused on stage between scenes. Set desiijn is the work of Larry Olsen and Forrest Re'jd, while Arden Munson serves as stage manager. Costuming is brilliant and colorful, ihe work of many backstage seamstresses headed by Jean Shanteai. And special credit must go to Ihe two accompanists, Mary Baysinger at tin; piano and Ann Cook at Ihe organ, who follow flawlessly the; hit score. "Oklahoma!" is the last production of this, the Players' fourth season. Two more performances remain, at 8 p.m. Friday 'and Saturday. Tickets will be available at the door.

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