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The Pharos-Tribune Editorial Comment. FROM OTHER PAPERS— Easfland Discredits Conservatism In the course of a filibustering speech in the Senate the other day, Sen. Eastland of Mississippi repeated his denunciation of the members of the United States Supreme court. He said the justices were, for much the most part, pro-communist and he cited their individual records on cases that he thought indicated ar> 'unmistakable bias one way or the other. We made the mistake four years ago of taking a similar utterance of Bis seriously enough to say that a reasoned reply was called for because he was chairman of the Senate judiciary committee. In the extensive literature on the Supreme court, pro and con, that has been published in the intervening years, nothing has been adduced by any competent critic to support Sen. Eastland's position and a great deal that mocks his thesis. What'he said, of course, will be quoted from now on by the crackpots .in their handbills as if it were the authentic conservative gospel. Mr. East•land has done a great disservice to the true conservative cause, which he professes to favor, by mak'ng it appear at once ridiculous—and the fruit of hate. Mr. Ea.stland is no conservative in any useful sense of the word. What he aims to conserve is a code of race relations that was outlawed by the Constitution of the United States nearly 100 years. His kind of conservatism is intended to preserve an ancient swindle by which his Negro fellow citizens are deprived of their basic rights as citizens. The current filibuster is intended to block passage of a bill which would deprive some of the southern .-states of the trick -by which they now keep Negroes from the poll.s. The filibuster has served one useful purpose. It has enabled Sen. Eastland to prove conclusively that a man of his intemperate mind is unfit to serve as chairman of the Senate's judiciary committee. He will remain chairman, however, as long as his Democratic party commands a majority in the Senate. (Chicago Daily Tribune) TEST VS. PROTEST Foundation Gifts: In 1960, fully 54 per cent of all foundation grants went to education, the Foundation Directory reveals. Total gifts were $389,000,000. Education's share was $212,000,000. At the same time, contributions for health and welfare declined to $65,000,000. The emphasis in gifts on education is due to social security, private insurance, welfare funds, retirement plans and the heavy governmental involvement in health research and other fields formerly largely supported by voluntary contributions. Philanthropy has gone governmental. Double Indemnity: A Michigan insurance company, convinced that the casualty insurance industry has a responsibility for promoting actual wearing of auto safety belts, is offering double death or medical benefits for any of its policyholders lulled or injured while wearing a seat 'belt, as well as to any passengers wearing the belts in a policyholder's car. As a matter of statistics, it should be ahead, because safety belt wearers suffer a fraction of the fatal accidents of those without them. In the Past One Year Ago Set school hearing dates on reorganization ... Air plans . . . First meeting June 6. Okay funds for Logansport high school projects . . . Shops and science rooms. . Miami township argues over school for Ipupils ... 21 withdraw names from petition. Ten Years Ago The Cass County Ministerial Association presented 40 Bibles to the patients at Logansport State Hospital... A Bible was to be placed in each of ihe 38 wards and 2 in the Patients' Library. Six persons were hurt when an auto upset in .'Georgetown. ; State reports three possible bypass routes -for Logansport . . . State highway representatives tell chamber of commerce that study 'was -continuing. : Twenty Years Ago " Charles Landis and Robert Kimbrough, both "of Logansport, were among the 304 seniors graduating from DePauw. - Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Forgey, of route 1, -were parents of a son born in Cass county •hospital. ' The air warden school for more than 100 .wardens in Logansport and Cass county was to ;open in the senior high school building. • Fifty Years Ago The price of beef was going up. • Mr. and Mrs. Millard Rhody of Royal Center wore parents of a daughter. Mrs. Carl Frey and Mrs. Rue Dickerson left loc Herkimer, N. Y;. by motor. WALTER WINCH ELL Broadway and Elsewhere Wall Street plungers have come up with a new wrinkle to beat (he stiff 70% margin on stock purchases. They clear them thru brokers in Canada, where the margin is only 509i> . . . AhiM Livingston and Nancy Olson (the ex- Mrs. Alan Jay "My Fair Lady" Lerner) arc an Evcrynitcm . . . Lovely and talented Ann-Margaret and her fiance Burl Sugarman (who were reported to have canceled their betrothal) arc closer than ever. The people trying to break up tlu's romance will be despised by Lovers Everywhere . . . Dance-star-lcachcr June Taylor's sister Marilyn (once the Awaaay-We-Go! girl on the .1. Gleasnn show) became the bride of George Howich of Chicago Sunday . . . Judy Campbell of Palm Springs and licvhills is Topic No. 1 in Romantic Political Circles. One of Dick Burton's local dinner-dates may add her voice lo the din ... The Jayne Mansfield divorce headline-stcalcr was definitely not Jayncuine. Oh, Jayne, Shayme! . . . Hotel biz has dived awf'lly since the ukase about entertainment deductions . . . Paar's pet expression, "I kid you not," was as original as many other things he copied. Bogart kept saying "I kid you not" in the movie, "Caine Mutiny," long before the "Tonight" show got lucky . . . Does Hermiohe Gingold know Rosina Phillips? (Answer Yes or No) . , . Don't invite actor Theodore Bikel and Barry Goldwater to the same roof . . . Des- ilu Studios is expected lo enjoy its most prosperous year in '62'63. Desi's New York trip to show networks and sponsors- four new pilots is "money-in-the-bank." ... He .sold CBS "Fair Exchange," ieevee's first weekly one-hour silualion comedy . . . Heavy losses on the ponies, they say, .is behind "Ben Casey's" demands for taller coin. date!" . . . 'fhe new JFK policy: "Make everything look rosy. No more 'things-are-lough', etc" . . . The Capital's current gag: "JFK asked the State Dept. lo pick up Jackie's passport. Wants her to spend more time at home with the kids!" . . . Sen. Jackson's , .speech that Ihe UN "wasn't Ihe real-solution" was stamped: "Ap- proved-JFK" . . . The JFK- Stevenson friendship is warm on the outside—cold on Ihe inside . . . Jack's back is acting up again . . . He will have at least two more vacancies on The Highest Court to fill before '63 fades . . . The Prcz wishes he knew how lo get brolher Ted oul of Ihe race in Mass, "and save face." Mrs. Roger Marls is quoted in a mag: "We used lo count pennies —now we worry about high taxes." A typical American success story. You're a success — until the lax-collector takes his cut. On the Lighter Side . . A Washington correspondent's estimate: "Bobby is more partisan, more passionate in his convictions, more inclined to be unforgiving than his brolher," Oh, brother! Hem: "Of the 45 productions that have opened on B-way this .season, 26 have closed." The odds against success on Broadway are immense. But such hits as "No Strings" and "A Thousand Clowns" are worth a hundred flops. Such artistry, helps explain why the living theatre has endured longer than any other medium of entertainment. An editorialist snapped: "The Taylor-Burton affair has been a shameless, ridiculous and sordid story." They made Cupid's Arrow seem like a destructive weapon. WWashingtonews: Don't Invite Gen. Clay and State Dept. chief Dean Rusk to 'any Berlin conference . • . W. Va. hopes to have legalized gambling before '63 ... Not only did N. Y.'s mayor nix the Prez's bid to try to unseat Rocky, but he notified Mr. White House: "I will select the candi- "AP: The President of the American Newspaper Publishers Association attacked as irresponsible those who would 'have you believe newspapers are fading away . . .More than one-third of advertising was spent on newspapers last year and circulations have reached all-time highs!'" Confirming the report in our recent "Meet the Press" column. LAFF-A-DfcY M Synilicile, Inr., l'J6I. WoiW lijjhli "You're inviting the Bradburns over for dinner? What do we have against them?" By WCK WEST WASHINGTON (UPI)-A friend and colleague of mine in the newspaper trade has written a book which I predict will bring him great riches. The offici.nl publicat on date is still two weeks away, and already the book has been denounced. A denouncement of a book has long been recognized as a sure- lire sales stimulant, but few au- Ihors are fortunate enough to have their works castigated even before they are formally published. I therefore offer congratulations to A. Robert Smith, correspondent for several Oregon newspapers, who has put together a biography of Sen. Wayne Morse titled "The Tiger in the Senate." Smith's. book was pounced on by no less than the Tiger himself, who rose on the floor of the Senate this week lo complain that it contained unlruths, half-truths and out-of-context distortions. Didn't Relish Comment I don't suppose that'Smith, who values his reputation as a reporter, particularly relished that sort of comment. In reply to the Morse blast, he said the book, while "not without criticism," was non-partisan and gave Ihe senator "far more credit ,for valuable public service than any of his polilical enemies will ever grant him." I can understand why Smith, as a journalist, wouldn't like to have his objectivity questioned. But as an author, he is to be envied. Many authors are unable to get denounced at all. As evidence of this, I can cite my own experience last fall when the literary world was enriched by a book of mine, the title of which has been carefully concealed from all but a few close friends. I went around to just about everybody I knew trying to get them to denounce it, but to no avail. Couldn't Get Book Denounced "This is the most innocuous book since 'The Five Little Peppers,' " one of them told me. "I'd look pretty silly denouncing it." "Couldn't you just suggest that it be kept out of the hands of Camp Fire girls or something?" I begged. "I doubt you could get this book banned from a Tibetan monastery," he replied. I finally persuaded my wife to issue a statement saying the book was unsuitable for children under nine months old. But it received no circulation other than the copies we left in mailboxes around the neighborhood. Now along comes Bob Smith and, entirely without solicitation,' has his book denounced by a senator. Some guys get all the breaks. Reviews Of TV Shows By RICK DU BROW HOLLYWOOD CUM) - OBS- TV, which recently presented a controversial drama about abortion on "The Defenders," Thursday night examined the equally explosive birth control issue. But whereas "The Defenders" was an openly one-sided, sugar- coaled plea for relaxation of abortion laws, Thursday night's "CBS Reports" aimed at a much more balanced, compassionate approach'for all sides. ' It did not hedge in its frank presentation of the difference between Catholic and non-Catholic advocates. And it circled in on two . focal points of the controversy: Chicago, where some persons charge there is a foan on birth control services in public hospitals and clinics; and New Haven, Conn., where a clinic of the Planned Parenthood Federation, opened to lest the constitutionality of the slate law against birth control, was closed. Most, if .not all, of die women interviewed concerning Chicago's Cook County Hospital, said they got no birth control information there. Said. one : "They give you the runaround." The Rev. Edgar Chandler, of the Church Federation of Greater Chicago, contended a "de facto" ban exists. But Dr. Karl A. Meyer, medical director of Cook County Hospital, said it does not, adding, however,, that the dissem-. ination of such information would occupy much of the staff's time. Samuet L. Andelman, Chicago health commissioner, maintained there was no ban in board o( health clinics. But he added that since Jlis organization was tax- supported, he did not feel it had the right to advocate birth control. One Catholic, however — Dr. John Rock, of ihe Harvard Medical School and a pioneer of oral contraception — said religious opposition to certain forms of birth control was an "imagined threat." But other, more official Catholic spokesmen appeared to disagree. Both sides of the Connecticut issue also were presented. And old- time birth control advocate Margaret Sanger had her say loo. One of the pointed disputes of the evening involved how both pro and anlwbirth control advocates felt the use of taxed funds at public hospitals and clinics aided their arguments. Each side feels that since it is contributing taxes, it shouldn't play second fiddle. It was difficult not to compare the methods of "The Defenders" and "CBS Reports." The makers of "The Defenders" loaded their argument in a practical political approach to sell their views on a mass level. "CBS Reports," on the other hand, was not out to sell a viewpoint blatantly. CBS can only be commended heartily for standing by this magnificent show despite the fact that it cannot be doing too well in the ratings against "The Untouchables" and "Sing Along With Mitch." Shows like "CBS Reports' 1 be-, come more important as television entertainment becomes more cowardly and coldbloodedly commercial. Satirists like 1 Bob Newhart and Sieve Allen have been dropped by networks. And just the other day, a spokesman for a new series, "Mr. Smith Goes To Washington" — which took political 'potshots in the Jimmy 1 Stewart comedy movie version — said that on television it will be totally non-committal. Why? What in the world are we afraid of? Friday Evening, May 11, 1962. The Channel Swim: Bob Newhart's cancelled NBC-TV show will be replaced during the summer by "Play Your Hunch" ... CBS-TV, which has an exclusive contract wiffii Arthur Godfrey, re- ifused to let him host 'NBC-TV's . "Tonight" show for a' week in September, to which 'he had agreed. A documentary about William Shakespeare will be offered by NBC-TV next season in honor of. the 400th anniversary of the bard's birth, which occurs in 1964. FIRE AT NORTH VERNON • NORTH VERNON, Ind. (UPI) — A fire .which broke out when lightening struck the building Thursday night destroyed the Purnell Furniture Co. 'here but firemen were able to salvage the •firm's records. PHAROS-TRIBUNE Dally (except SntiiTflnya nnd Holiday*) 40o per week dnlly nnfl gnndny l>y carrier, *20.80 per year In the city ot LoBnn.iport 40o Bcr week by currier ontnlde at I/o«nnnport. By mall on rnrnl routes In Cam, Carroll, White, Pnlankl, Falton lutd Miami oonntle*, 112.00 per year) outride trading area and wlfliln. Indiana. JJ.4.00 per yenri oiitnlde Indiana, *18.04> per year. MS mall rnbjcrlptloiu. payable In ndTnnce. No mall anblcrlBtioni lold where carrier .errlce 1« main. Pliaro. e«tahll»h«d 1844 Jonrnol establl.hed 184B ^^ 188> Tribune ejrtabU.h.a »••» DREW PEARSON Merry-Go--Round WASHINGTON. -"Study groups on Communism" are popping up like dandelions on a spring lawn these days, which leads me to write further on "Pearson's seven points to combat Communism." One supplementary point is not to be afraid to stand up and talk to the Communists. . In this connection, Sen. Allen Ellender of Louisiana, one of the more conservative solons and not afraid to talk, arranged for the First Secretary of the Soviet Embassy to go to New Orleans to address 'the Young Businessmen's Club and answer all questions. After Ellender served as arranger, the invitation was officially extended by the New Orleans Young Businessmen, and officially accepted by the Soviet First Secretary. Then, suddenly, it was withdrawn. Subsequently, Congressman Eddie Hebeii of New Orleans, a past president and life member of ,the Young Businessmen, attended the inauguration of George Connally as president, and made a little speech. "Instead of passing a lot of resolutions," he said, "why don't you be more resolute? "You talk a lot about fighting Communism, yet the first time you get a chance to face a Communist you run for cover. You give the Communists a chance to say 'They're afraid even to talk.' " Russian Letters To Editor The fact is that a great many Russians are coming to the United States these days and many of them are talking quite frankly. Even at home they are more frank than permitted in the past. Gripe letters even appear in the "Letters To The Editor" column, complaining about what's wrong with the agriculture program or the industrial program. One letter in Izvestia, edited by Khrushchev's son-in-law, was signed last month by seven ballerinas from the famous Kirov Ballet complaining that the director of the ballet, Konstanlin Sergeyev, was using (he troupe to advance his own career. The ballerinas also complained about something this column has griped about on the part of American congressmen — nepotism. Ser- geyev, they charged, was advancing the career of his wife ahead of others. Several of the ballerinas who signed the letter had starred whila on the ballet's tour of the United States and even complained thai they scored a big success whila in the USA, but were sidetracked in favor of Sergeyev and his wifa when they returned to Russia. The amazing fact about this lei. ler was, first, that it was written; second, that it was published. It indicates a new freedom to talk back under Khrushchev's more moderate policy which never would have been permitted under Stalin or under Molotov who. now wants to reinstate Stalin's tough regime. Senator Talks One U.S. senator who is noj afraid to talk, Frank Church ol Idaho, was exchanging views will! a prominent Soviet journalist the other day about the Slate Department's timid 'handling of the People-to-People exchange program. The Russian journalist urged that members of ihe Supreme Soviet come to the United States in exchange for a visit by members of congress. Senator Church, while agreeing with the importance of People-to- People friendship, said that some of his congressional colleagues objected to an exchange with the Supreme Soviet on the ground that: it was not elected while members of congress. "Yes," replied the Russian journalist, "and there are other differences in our systems. For instance, Drew Pearson can write in his column that President Kennedy should resign. But if you should ask me if I have ever written that Khrushchev should resign, I confess you would hava iric. "Nevertheless," the Russian argued, "we should get to know each other belter," Those who haven't known Russian newspapermen in the days of Stalin would not appreciate the .significance of this exchange. But when the first Tans correspondent came to Washington in 1935, ho joined ihe National Press Club, became friendly with many American newsmen. But Stalin considered him too friendly. He was celled home and shot. So things change in Russia. Tha Young Businessmen of New Orleans and various "sludy groups" around the USA don't seem to know this, but they do change. And the change toward greater freedom is one of the healthiest. Kennedy Talks As Major Gherman Titov arrives in the USA the Russians got interesting insight into the fact that President Kennedy was not afraid to talk to his critics. Kennedy was giving an unprecedented dinner for all Nobel Pri?e winners, and two of them, Dr. Linus Pauling of Cal Tech and Clarence •Pickett, the American Quaker, curried picket signs in front of the While House against nuclear testing. Later, they went lo the Whito House foj- dinner. Kennedy, greeting Pickett, said: "I'm glad to meet a man who H.JS the courage of his convictions." The incident was not lost on tilt; Russian visitors. Quaker Peace Marchers were permitted to pass out leaflet* in Red Square last fall, and late, were received by Mrs. Khrushchev. But for the President of the' United Stales to entertain at dinner two men who had picketed his residence was a freedom which aroused private comment among the Russians and may in- npire them toward more freedoms. Almanac Today is Friday, May 11, tha 131st day of the year with 234 la .follow in 1962. The moon is in its first quarter. The morning stars are Jupiter and Saturn. The evening stars are Mercury and Venus. On this day in history: In 1832, the first political platform was drawn up in Washington, D. C., to be used in the campaign to elect Henry Clay president. In 1910, Glacier National Park in Montana was created by an act of Congress. In 1934, dust storms in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Colorado, blew hundreds of thousands of tons of lopsoil eastward into the Atlantic Ocean. In 1960, American financier John D. Rockefeller died at the age of 86. A thought for today: Roman philosopher Epicletus said : "Whatever you would make habitual, practice it; and if you would not make a thing habitual, do not practice it, but habituate yourself to something else." Public Forum The Pharos-Tribune invites views of its readers. Each letter should not exceed 300 words and must be signed by the writer with address. A request to use initials, and not the full name, will not be honored. Address letters to: Public Forum, Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Ind. 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