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Logansport, Indiana
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Monday, May 14, 1962
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The Pharos-Tribune Editorial Comment. Intelligent Vote Is Necessary The primary vote of ony 38 per cent in Cass county was disappointingly small. There is no good reason why it should not be at least twice that great in the fall election. The Logausport Jaycees showed what can be done if an- organization will make a determined effort to get' all of its own- members, at least, to the polls. Their 84 per cent vote is a record the entire county could well try to equal. To stimulate interest in the election it might be well for all organizations in Cass county to engage in a friendly contest to determine .which can get the highest percentage of its ' membership to the polls, on Nov. 6. However, just getting the voters' to the polls is not enough. A vote with no knowledge of the qualifications of the candidates is. worse than no vote at all, for it may well nullify the vote of someone who has taken the trouble to investigate the qualifications of the office seekers. It is the duty of each of us as good citizens to make intelligent choices when we enter the voting machine next fall. We are obligated in the meantime, therefore, to learn' as, much as we can about the various candidates so we will have good pubr. lie officials to conduct the public bus-- iness. SPRINGTIME IN THE ROCKIEST Key to Automation Whether we like it or not, automation is here and we must learn to live with it. .In essence, that is what a group of seventy leaders of 'business, labor, government and education meeting in the American Assembly of Columbia University, decided after thrashing out the pros and cons for four days. They came up with sound ideas for the most baffling domestic problem, technological unemployment and its solution. In their words, "A new. national attitude in which education, is .uni-.. versally prized and innovation uni-'' , versally welcomed is the. key to the progress of the American people in the age of automation." That is, education is both the root of technological change and the basis for successful adaptation to it. The most heated arguments occurred on the effect of automation on employment. Persistent and substantial unemployment, it was agreed, is likely to generate insistent demands for general reductions in the work week, in certain industries. B'ut the majority said that a general or large spread reduction in hours is not an appropriate measure to mitigate unemployment since the nation requires a growing output. The group had these suggestions for adapting the labor force to the needs of the new technology: Increase substantially the number of scientists, engineers, teachers and doctors and others in the professions; develop management personnel with the background needed to.understand the social and economic consequences of the new technology to greater'productiv- ity; expand training programs for technicians and assistance to. engineers and scientists; upgrade and modernize the skills of craftsmen and other workers; improve the quality of the elementary and secondary educational systems giving particular attention to the .basic skills of reading and mathematics and increase the productivity of education through new techniques. . For the long range, that seems a more beneficial approach for all concerned than the panic plan of cutting the work week, which. would raise costs sky high. The emergence of the Common Market of Western Europe,/, the .competition of the communist world and the awakening of developing countries all present a 'challenge to our private enterprise system. The challenge can be met if all sectors of the economy realize it and combine to make the most of automation. In the Past One Year Ago Kokomo man dead in accident , . . Two others hurt in U. S. 24 crash west of Logans- POr AnnuaI Logansport Area Chamber of Commerce Home Show ended-in successful exhibition. Ten Years Ago Stork temporarily stops young lady in Lof snsport on her round-the-world motor trip ... retty Mrs. 'Jane McLean. Robertson, wife o£ . British army officer, halted in her 20,000 mile journey . . '. Gives birth to beautiful baby girl in' St. Joseph hospital. Local Boy Scout official resigns post. . . C. Eugene McCloskey is to leave Three Rivers Council. Twenty Years Ago A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Russell Bridenbaugh, 810 West Broadway, in St. Joseph hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Arlo Sailors, of route 3, were parents of a daughter born in St. Joseph hospital. : Fifty Years Ago Troy Babcock was attending dental college in Indianapolis. 0. H. Bruns went to Columbus, Ohio, on business. M the Ark: Alkali Ike's Boarding House, Pharos ™™ Flashes By Pharos-Tribune News Staff The Kiwanis Scout-0-Rama, conducted here last weekend, reflected the growth of Scouting here within the past year. The event this year, which represents only L'Anguille district, is larger by far than last year's council-wide Scout Fair. The displays are bigger and better, and more Scouts and Scoulers are participating. The hundreds who attended 'we're impressed with the imagination and versatility of the exhibits. Isr.'t it amazing, as warm weather draws near, what people wear? Have you ever noticed some of the extreme—using the word in its broadest sense—outfits worn by both men and women? Oftimes adults are loo quick to criticize what the "younger generation wears," but if, they would only look at themselves, chances arc they would make some swift changes. A Delphi physician suffered severe injury to Ihe forefinger on his right hand'when he got it caught in a lawn mower last week. That time of the year has arrived again when people operating power mowers need reminding that mowers of this type can be dangerous. Every effort ,on the part of the operators to use extreme caution while mowing grass should be taken. Sixteen Republicans in Jackson township apparently went to Ihe polls last Tuesday for the sole purpose of. voting for Bernard Rose for county commissioner. A check of the voting records shows there were that many more .votes cast in his race than were cast in any of the other GOP contests in that township. Some idea of the interest in school reorganization can be seen in a comparison of the Cass and Pulaski county votes. In Puiaski county, where there was a vole on a reorganization plan, 63 per cent of the voters went to the polls. In Cass county, where there was none, only 38 per cent of the voters turned out. The dumping of trash and garbage alongside country roads has become a major problem for the Cass county sheriff and his • deputies (his spring. Several appeals to stop the practice has had little effect But one offendcc left his signature on a package and made it easy to identify the .guilty person. A box of trash had been duitaped.along ZOOM near 450E.' The box was a saddle box; having contained a recently purchased new saddle. And.in the box was a bill of sale made out to the purchaser of the saddle. "That," said Sheriff Bernard Leavitt, "was as good as a calling card." The sheriff said he would question the man in the near future. Members of the Logansport high school art club will take their annual trip to Chicago Thursday. Some 30 students will tour the Art Institute of Chicago, the Merchandise Mart, the Museum of Science and Industry and Chinatown. The group will leave by bus at 6:30 a.m. and return around 8 p.m.- Adults accompanying Ihe club include Mrs. Opal Lehnus, sponsor, and Mrs. Virginia Moore.' Richard Miles is first place winner in the IHh annual Indiana University Student Book Collectors' Contest. His entry was entitled "German Philosophy: Foundation of Contemporary Thought." This is the second •• straight year that Miles has won the contest, with a different collection each time. He is the,son of E. T. Miles, Jr., 18lh and Usher, Logansport. • Margaret Ranee, Logansport high school, has been selected to take part in a week-long summer Latin conference for 50 outstanding Hoosier high school students July 8-14 at Indiana University. , The conference, sponsored by the I. U. classics department, is the first of its kind to be attempted in the area of foreign'languages, It is planned to give the students an introduction to college life and college work in the classics, and to acquaint them with opportunities for teaching in this field. ', . The participants were chosen by a University committee., from nominations -by high school teachers. Scholarship and ability were the prime considerations hi the final selections. HUBERT On the Lighter Side . . By DICK WEST WASHINGTON (UPI) - Just about a month ago, it-he House passed a bill providing almost ?130,000 to build 13 new guard booths at the White House. Thursday, in a sort of follow-up action, it voted to authorize the employment of 80. additional . guards to occupy the booths. The first bill caused Rep. Frank J. Becker, R-N.Y., to wonder "what sort of luxurious 'frills" a guard booth could have that would cause it to cost .more than some houses. : • , : • The second bill plantefi an entire garden of questions in the . fertile"minds of Rep. .II. R. Gross of Iowa and certain other Republican congressmen. Gross wanted to know whether. the extra police were needed to look a'fler "Macaroni and Spaghetti;" a somewhat scrambled . reference to Caroline Kennedy's two ponies, "Macaroni and Tex." Opponent Reassured Sponsors of the bill assured him that .executive mansion guards were not involved with empty saddles in the old corral on the New Frontier; And even if they were, added Rep. Wayne Hays, an Ohio Democrat, that would be time better spent than "trapping squirrels on 1 a While "House pulling green." Hays also had a relort for Gross' observation that the White House constabulary would more than double the size of his home town, police force in Waterloo, -owa, a city .of some 75,000. Said Hays: "More tourists pass through' the White House in one year than have passed through Waterloo in all history." The counter' jabs from the Democratic side did not induce Gross to sheath his needle and retire from the field. In one last 'sally before the House passed the bill, he suggested that perhaps the extra police were needed "to provide protection for all-night twist parties." Security Problems Grown At times during the two-hour . debate, backers . of the bill managed to point out ,-.that -While House security, problems . have grown considerably since the present 170-nian police force was established in 1952. It remained, however, for Rep. ,T. Arthur Younger, R-Calif., to produce what I regarded as the most thought-provoking 'comment. "I wonder if it wouldn't be a • .good idea from the tourist.stand- point to have a daily mounting of the. guard .like they do at Buckingham Palace,", said Younger. . "I think we could use-plumes and probably put them on horses and really do a good job." Presumably, Younger had in mind mounting the guard on'Mac- ' Reviews Of TV Shows By RICK DU BROW ,, HOLLYWOOD, (UPD-It's even mpney there's a standing order for making most television musicals, and that it goes something like this: /Promise' them anything, 1 but giVe them the Charleston: This continuing national love at-, fair with the.p^sl had yet another installment Sunday jiight on NBC- TV's "Shoi)Y.of the Week," entitled "Fads and Foibles" — presumably an enteitaihment based on American crazes., i Presumably What il actually was, despite, the efforts of Art, Carney and'some talented people, was another excuse to yank out the old film clips about the 1920s, \ early-day cars, suffragettes, silent ' movie stars and the Gibson girls. And, of course, the Charleston, Charleston, Charleston. It is amazing, but no matter 'what the .theme;, of these pseudo- documeritaries — from crime to music—they all. seem to employ the- same clips. .<-S u.s t a few • changes of dialogue; a 'slight alteration of mood, anH you..-can turn out almost any show you want without thinking too hard. 1 ' The past is a nice place to visit occasionally, but I wouldn't want.to. li.ye,there. Maybe that's why,,,eyen l a brief, npd to the pres- entiSund'ajrrraghl—a shod, of Elvis Presley.)in''action before- an audience—had; greater impact than it : >,' deserved..'It had lhe- : excitemerit . 'of immediacy. Carney! was momentarily funny " when,'in his Madison Avenue suit, .- he sang the Latin chant that JDesl ';Arnaz made famous: "Babalu.y , , And there was good singing, by Barbara Cook;,- Eileen Rodgefs and James Hurst. But comedienne Alice Ghostley was wasted; and the show was aimless. . What was really needed .was the .' kind of comedy we don't get o.n television any more—full, rich satire by funnymen who .wield hatchets instead of tweezers, and arei'not afraid to step: on some toes'*''They're aroundy> of course, but .can't find outlets; Sunday night, with '.perfectly straight face, Hurst sang "Mother" with a picture of "Whistler's • Mother" in the background. It would have struck- a wonderful balance if, for instance, the show could have offered something like the Mike 1 Nichols - Elaine May "Mother" routine. That's the one where a mother calls up her missile scientist son, tells him she's read about the rocket failures and hopes they are' not being taken out of his salary. The "Fads and Foibles" theme was used in strictly hit-and-miss manner. The show wound up with a musical salute ,to various stales, and what that had to do with either fads oj- foibles is beyond me; Perry Como does it every week. At various other points, we were told that the weekend and the mating urge were American fads, which may be of interest to other nations. Monday Evening, May M, 196k The Channel Swim: Olivia de Havill'and and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. guest Tuesday on CBS-TV's "Password" ... A boxing story on CBS-TV's "G. E. Theatre," cancelled recently because of the death of fighter Benny (Kid) Paret, will be aired June 3 starring Gene Barry. About 68 per cent of NBC-TV's nighttime schedule next season will bo 'in color ... Richard Chamberlain, NBC-TV's "Dr. Kildare," sings on a new record: "Three Stars Will Shine Tonight" ... Carol Burnett's guest role on CBS-TV's "Twilight Zone" was switched from June 1 to May 25. Lucille'. Ball's insistence on a live audience fo r her new CBS-TV series resulted in a $65,000 remodeling job of a Desilu sound stage ... The prize-winning series "Expedition," cancelled by ABC- TV, has 'been flooded with 'mail requests to return. PILGRIMS JAM FATIMA . FATIMA, Portugal ,(UPI) — Francisco Cardinal Roberti, prefect of the Vatican Apostolic Tribunal, celebrated solemn high mass Sunday on the apron O f the famed Fatima Basilica. • More than half a million pilgrims packed the sanctuary and the adjoinng grounds on this annual pilgrimage day. TRAIN HITS BUS - MILAN, Italy (UPI) -Four persons were killed and thirty-six others injured near here Sunday when a commuter train collide'd at full speed with a bus. aroni and 'Tex. But I rather doubt that Caroline would stand still for that. "Send all our bills direct to the Acme Collection Agency." PHAROS-TRIBUNE fiftlly (except .Saturday* anil Hoildnyg) 40c per' vreck dnlly und ftiimlu? by carrier, 930,80 per- year In the city 'of Z,ogrnUMiiurt 4Uc tier week_ l»y carrier outside ; of LoKnnvport. By mail on rnrui •• route* In GUSH, Carroll, White, Pnlnnkl, Fnlto'n n«d Hinm! conntlea, (12.00 per yenn outilde trading area anil nlthln Iiiulnun. $14.00 pe> rear; nutalde Indiana, $18.00. per year. All mnll Mnbacrtpttumi payabl* In advance. No mall aubucrlptJonB ivoltl where carrier aervlce !• main* tulneil.. _ , • ' - . ' Pharon established' ^rf&PSi&o^ .marar'P-— ' ' Heporter e«tablli»he« IM4 ••'> , <STOHOT3pE' S3gifPaiKl3 »88» '.' Journal eatabllVked •T'WSP*'' " Tribune entnlillnh-* ISO • . ••.'„"'', 1M , 11*',' ' 1MT A'ribUnlied. dally except Saturday and holldaya by Paaroa-TrRbim* . Co., Inc. BIT Ea»t Broadway, IiORamport, Indiana. Entered lu HMonil vlaM matter at the pout office at Loffflnaport, Ind., under tho net *f Karen 8, 1ST». .' ' . • • . '' MEMBER; AUDIT DURBAV OF CIRCULATIONS AMD UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL DREW PEARSON Merry-Go-Round WASHINGTON. —A significant lug-of-war has 'been taking place .among capital planners over the erection of a huge luxury apartment, hotel, and office building by an Italian firm on a choice position along the banks of the Potomac not far from the Lincoln Memorial. 1 The edifice would be higher than Washington' building laws permit, and, in Ihe opinion of many planners, would dwarf one of the most beautiful and revered monuments in Washington — The Lincoln Memorial. , i The Italian company is the So- ciela Generale Immobilaire, the fn m ( which handles business affairs for the Vatican. Some time ago, Vatican investors wffe far- sightei- enough to acquire (his property, one of the few vacant areas near the Potomac River; between the new State Department Building and the site of the new National Cultural Canter. Italian architects have now worked out massive planj for a $50,000,000 building which, in themselves, were considered too monolithic for the colonial style architecture which the Fine Arts Commission wants to preserve in Washington. • But what aroused the most opposition was the building's proposed height of 130 feet. On one side—because of a sloping hill — it would even'be 155 feet. This would make the Vatican's edifice higher than the Lincoln Memorial, also would make it an exception to the 90-foot restriction placed on other buildings in Ihe area, Kennedy Says No Despite this, the Capital Planning Commission, on March 2, voted to OK the building plans. The vole was 7 to '2, with Mrs. James Rowe, Chairman, and Walter Louchheim, both appointed by the first Catholic President, voting against the proposed Vatican building. ' The seven who voted for the building were vice chairman Dean A. M. Woodruff, C. McKim'Nor- ton, Alexander C. Robinson, III; Rex M. Whitton, Lieut. Gen. Walter K. Wilson, Jr.; Karl E. Wallace, Brig. Gen.. Frederick J. Clarke, A D. C. Commissioner, and Conrad L. Wirth, head of the National Parks Service. Once before, this general area got involved in church politics, when Congress was voting on the location of the new National Cultural Center. Congressman John McCormack. of Boston, now Speaker, quietly went the rounds of key Catholic Congressmen and dropped word that the Cultural Center would take over part of the property of St. Stephen's Catholic church. However, Congressman Frank Thompson of Trenton, N. J'., a Catholic and aulhor of the Cultural Bill, refused to compromise. Though he got word from his Bishop urging that the site be changed, Thompson voted against his own church. McCormack's influence, however, won out. The Cultural Center was shifted south. In the case of the Vatican's proposed office building and luxury apartment, however, lh« first Catholic President has turned thumbs down. White' House word was passed to the Capital Planning Commission that the Presi-. dent was opposed to any building near the Lincoln Memorial which ran contrary to the Zoning Laws. Major'Tilov and D. P. A lot of people have asked me about Maj. Gherman Titov's telecast in which he denied my report that, five Russian Cosmonauts had been lost iii previous tests, and in which he added: "Why doesn't American Intelligence save money by reading Drew i Pearson?" Titov referred to my column of February 23, which reported that Russia also has had rocket failures, and that there was information indicating that five Soviet Cosmonauts had been unsuccessful. Among them. I named Alexis Ledovsky, ; a World. War II pilot who in late 1957 went up to 200 miles, then disappeared; Terenly Shiborin, who rode a rocket early in 1958 and never came back; and Andrei Mitkov, another World War II pilot who was launched in January 1959. His rocket was blown to bits 20 minutes after take-off. These were not, however, attempted orbits around.the earth, but rather rocket rides such a» those taken by the first American Astronaut,, Commander Alan Shepard. I have always congratulaled the Russian achievements in outer space and have reported that the Soviet is ahead of us. I met Major Tilov in Washington and repeated my congratulations. His reply was: "Thank you. I read you." » I am still convinced that, despite (heir great successes, the Russians, like the United States, have had failures, too. Farm Vote Jockeying Despite his denials, Sen. Bill Proxmire of Wisconsin had powerful impact against the Kennedy Farm Bill when he walked out of the Senate Agriculture Committee and gave his proxy to cigar- chomping Big Jim Eastland of Mississippi. Proxmire and Eastland disagree on almost everything—race relations, Aid to Education, oil, natural gas, taxes, and many of j,?K's appointments. In fact, there is nothing much they agree on except the mandatory foed grain sec-, tion of the Kennedy Farm Bill, which they oppose. Therefore, when the Senator from Wisconsin walked oul, giving his proxy to the Senator from Mississippi', the psychological impact, on other committee members was important. Proxmire could have given his proxy to Chairman Ellender of Louisiana and told him how to vote it, or to his neighbor, Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota, or Steve Young of Ohio. All would have respecled his voting instructions. Instead, he formed an alliance with Kennedy's No. 1 Senatorial opponent. Almanac Today is Monday, May 14, the 134(h day of (he year wilh 231 to follow in 1962. The moon is approaching its full phase. The morning stars are Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, ' The evening stars arc Venus and Mercury. On this day in history: In 1804, explorers Lewis and Clark set out on their expedition to the Pacific Coast. In 193S, Filipinos ratified their constitution in a special election. In 1940, Nazi airplanes bombed the Dutch city of Rotterdam, killing some 30,000 persons. In 1948, file stale of Israel was born as Britain ended her 31-year rule in Palestine. A thought for the day: British statesman Arthur .lames Balfour said: "Biography should be written by an acute enemy." GIVES BIRTH TO QUADS BELGRADE (UPI) - Housewife Fatima Artukovic gave birth to healthy quadruplets'Saturday 'in a hospital in Doboj, (he official Yugoslav news agency Tan- jug said today. The news agency said Iwo of the babies were boys and two girls. Mrs Artukovic, 42, has four other children, two of whom are twins, Tanjug said. 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. LAFF-A-D^Y "Well have a table for two sh«tly."

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