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The Pharos-Tribune Editorial Comment. Kennedy's Hope for Peace President Kennedy would like to subscribe to co-existence, if he can find a way to do so without breaking any United States commitments to de- • fend the free world or diminishing United States security. This was implicit in the detailed and rather wistful answer he gave in his. recent press conference to the question: Did you' have any ideas toward any new steps to ease tensions and promote world peace? The President listed these steps, taken in critical areas recently:. We are continuing our ;.talks on Berlin, pursuant to Winston Churchill's admonition, "It's better to jaw- jaw, than war-war." , . We are trying to bring •> about a restoration of the'cease-fire in Laps, and organize a" neutral, government, rather than try to. hold lines -which, in some cases are .exposed and which are subject to the kind of pressure that has just brought about the fall of one more loyalist position. We have supported the-United Nations in the Congo and elsewhere, which we regard as a very valuable 'arm in this struggle for peace. We are trying ;to strengthen the Alliance for Progress in Latin America. In disarmament, we have put forth the most far-reaching plan of any American Government ever, even to get an agreement on the cassation of nuclear ( tests. Lacking an accord, we have maintained our military forces .-' so that through that means we can set an environment for parleys. We are willing to provide for cooperation in space, we have supported the peaceful uses of space, and we have thrown our space program open, under civilian and therefore peaceful control. And we are attempting on every level - cultural exchange and all the rest - to see if it's possible, in these two different worlds,, to let: them live together without destroying each other. The President has gone more than half way, without encouragement, and in spite of such betrayals as the buildup of power in Laos with Soviet aid. to break the truce there, and the Soviet's own use of the Geneva talks' to break the nuclear test moratorium. Both these events loudly said we cannot trust Soviet agreements, and of course they will break any-word they give when it serves their purpose. There can be no co-existence unless both sides were eager to live together without destroying each .other. YOU MAY HAVE TO!' Rise in Exports Economists of the Bureau of Research of Indiana University last fall almost, hit the bull's eye with their forecast for the gross national product in the first quarter of this year. Their ^estimate was $548 billion, $5 billion ;below that of business and government economists. The .actual figure was $549 billion. For the second quarter, the Indiana ;economists hold to their previous estimate of $555 billion a year, $10 billion below the Government forecast. .For 'the rest of the year, the Hoosier.s -see r a gradual rise to a rate of $570 billion •in the fourth quarter, closing the gap ^between them and Government esti- ; mates. The basis of the second half ac' : celeration, as these researchers see it,, ;will be rising outlays by Government, •a modest improvement in' plant and 'equipment spending, new highs for /consumer spending on durables, and ; exports that may prove a welcome surprise. • The export picture could • solve the pressing problem of the flow of dollars and the balance of •trade. . ' In the Past One Year Ago Mixed reaction to Air-TV reception in schools . .. Students watch classes in Logansport: Treatment setback .. . . Order Longcliff to reduce staff. . Planned repairs to Third street railroad crossing. Ten Years Ago The United Auto Workers Local 668 (AFL) presented new American flag to R-B-M manufacturing company honoring service men. American Red Cross volunteers recognized by local chapter . . . Major Robert Mahowald delivered address for dinner meeting. William- Shaw new Second District Democratic leader . . . Knox man is chosen at organization meeting to succeed Guy Coplen of Camden. Twenty Years Ago The Rev. Louis Bean, pastor .of ,the Baptist Temple, was named speaker for the annual Memorial Day services to be held at Mt. Hope cemetery. The Rev. Miles A. Freeman was to be installed by the Logansport Presbytery as pastor of the Union, Pisgah and Central Presbyterian churches of Cass county. Fifty Years Ago James Barry was to sail for Queenstown, England, from New York on the steamship Carmania. Mayor Fickle appointed Scoutmaster Wetzel marshal for the day Memorial Day. Drs. John Bradfield and J. P. Nicodemus were in Indianapolis, attending a two-day meet- iqg of state board of health officials. WAITER WINCH ELL Broadway and Elsewhere The mushrooming Billie Sol Esles scandal. Its ramifications have a Teapot Dome fragrance. Reaches high into the Administration... Arnold Palmer's WOW finish at the Desert Inn. NBC's colorcast of the event made Vegas resemble Paradise. Beautiful . . .The Glenn-Titov tv dialogue. You could almost sense their mutual respect . . . Movie musicals being box office problems until the "West Side Story" click. You'can now expect a torrent of film songndan- zas . . . The many small recording companies falling by the wayside. Competition is savage . . . James A. Michener's Yankee Doodle essay. Should help make patriotism popular again . . . Stricken Sidney Skolsky, whose condition at Cedars of Lebanon hasp, is "Good." When the N. Y. News' Col. Hhuse decades ago asked us lo recommend a B'way columnist we said: "Skolsky," one of our star contributors. cow will soon ask us for Yankee dollars. If Red Tito can get our money—why not C o m' m u n i s t Khrushchev? . . . Chicago's Amer. ican (our branch in That Wonderful Cily) coming up wilh a sensational series on "staph" which almost killed Elizabeth Taylor in ' London,. JFK : (? years ago) and knocked us out of the box and out of the papers and off the air for five months. On the Lighter Side . . Eva Marie Saint's shemoting in "All Fall Down." Her besl performance since "On the Waterfront" . . . Two hosiery compa- nies.radng to be first on the market with seamless-runproof hose. The winner will reap a fortune... SEC squads invading Wall Street brokerages. No warnings, no explanations. They jusl march in and slart asking questions . . . The economy wave at Warners studio—for the usual-reason: Several recent flickers were flopaloo- zas . . . The victory over film censors in Georgia's Supreme Court. An important milestone... The proposed Decca-MCA merger. It will probably incite .a fight. ' Some big stockholders idppose it . . . Life not being a song for Judy Garland. She hasn't discovered anything over the rainbow— except clouds. A stunning fact: Castro spends more for propaganda in Latin- America than the U. S. . . . James Restori's warning: "Big Labor and Big Business disagree on almost everything else, but on this they are united: They want Ihe Government to stay out of the collective bargaining process nonsense" . . . The Soviets burdened with • severe economic problems.' Mos- A new tome called "Horoscopes for Pussy Cats". . .The Wall Street Journal's zinger: "He who builds a better mousetrap these days runs into design difficulties, material shortages, patent-infringement suits, work stoppages, collusive bidding, discount discrimination —and taxes". . .The next show season offering plays by such pros as S. N. Behrman and Elmer Rice. . .Movie mags being dominated by the First Lady and Liz Taylor, the not-so- Purilan. . .Another brave new mag, "USA-I." Offers in-depth essays on world affairs. . .The White House telling businessmen how to run their business while Ihe federal budget will wind up about $7 billion in the red. . . Critic Crowther properly spanking tnntrumentul stars who cause production costs to rocket. Some of them will have trouble making future films. Bankers consider them poor risks. Dorothy Parker's sharp evaluation of Paddy Chayefsky's work: "He does stenographic reports. No depth. No thickness." True . . .The report that anti-Americanism is on the wane in Great Britain. You mean the Revolution is ovei'V. . .Bob Newhart winning the raves of critics and a Peabody trophy. Arid what happened? The, sponsor dropped him. . . Jason Robards, .Jr.'s fun-making in "A Thousand Clowns." Pur- trays a character who launches Ihe day by shouting out the window sillyisms like: "All right, everybody onstage for the Hawaiian number!". . ."II Duce," a new biog of .Bumito Mussolini. It discloses that.his sex life was wilder lhan a Kinsey report. Perversions galore. ... HUBERT \fJ\/ifJfiAL> ©'King Features Syndicate, Inc., 1962. WoTm rights roacrved. By DICK WEST , WASHINGTON (UPI)-According to my analyst I should talk . about this as much as possible for only in that way can I rid myself. of the fears, and anxieties that have been troubling me this spring. I understand now what was , causing .my neurosis'and I am able to face up .to it and discuss it without shame.. The turning point came during either my third or fourth session on the couch. That was when my analyst discovered that I was , in the' advanced states' of "digitnria san- guinalisphobia," which is- .mother way of saying "fear of <mb- grass." He explained that, my change from a wholesome, clean-living suburbanite to a pitiful, quivering mound of inhibitions and repressions came about from reading ' garden supply advertisements. Sees Weed Killer Ad It began creeping up on me early last March while, there was still frost on the ground. I picked up a newspaper and there c;i one of the inside pages was an advertisement for "Crab-Out." "Don't let crabgrass ruin your lawn this summer," it admonished. "End all of your crabgrass worries with just one application of Crab-Out." Soon "Crab-Out" was joined by ads fo r "KratHKlout," ,Krab- Kill," "Crab-Quik," "Crab-Down," "Crab-iEnd," "Krab-Kleen," and assorted other chemical preparations. All bespoke the hideous consequences that would ensue if I didn't .get out there and spread some of the stuff on my lawn before the crabgrass got big enough to. strangle and choke the /'desirable" grass. .Some two nights after the first ad appeared, I woke up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat. There in the dark stillness I could hear, plain as plain, crabgrass growing in the lawn outside. Finds Noise Terrifying •It made a king of crunching noise and it was terrifying. A few nights later I was awakened again.. This lime I could hear muffled cries of "help" from the desirable grass. But here's the worst of it: Even in the broad daylight I didn't have the courage to venture onto the lawn and render assistance. , I was seized by a suspicion that it was just a trap and .lhat the real aim of .the crabgrass .was lo strangle me. I told my .wife about the plot the first'lime she suggested that the grass needed cutting. If I put even one foot/off the sidewalk, I said, it would get me. Since then, she has been doing the grass cutting and I've been visiting the analyst. And, like: I Reviews Of TV Shows By RICK DU BROW 'HOLLYWOOD CUPD - Rarely since King Arthur has there been a roundtable discussion to match the one held Monday on. television by Tennessee Ernie Ford, Soviet ' cosmonaut Gherman .Titov and Mrs. Titov. The .illustrious peapicker; very nearly succeeded in turning his ABC show into a homey version of "Ma and Pa Titov"-with a domestic earthiness that poses him as a distinct threat to Arlene Francis. Ernie corralled the Titovs on their recent visit to San Francisco, from where his program originates, and devoted about half of his 30-minute air time to a taped chate with the aid of interpreter Ivan Shkylar. There was a sense of impending disaster when Ernie began by addressing Shkylar as."Mr. Ivan." But before you knew it, Titov and his reticent wife had let their hair down for the first'time on 1 television as Ford guided the ialk to hunting, recipes and marriages. Titov drew a big laugh from the audience when Ernie asked him how long he had been married, and he couldn't remember. Finally, he answered, "Three years," and his wife corrected, "No, it's really been four." Said Titov: "We don't count the first Well, you could hardly top^that. But Ernie almost did when, after extracting a promise to get the recipe for Titov's favorite dish— a mixture of beef and flour meal —he presented the Soviets with an assortment of hush puppy mix, hominy grits and black-eyed peas. Personally, I can't think of a more perfect present, because it is bound to convince the Russians that any nation which can consume such stuff is able to withstand anything. •Anyway, Titov informed Ernie that, golf is not played in Russia, and that his favorite hunting position is sitting under a tree, waiting for the quarry to romp by. And Mrs, Tiiov, who is studying to be a doctor, said he preferred ready-made food. Well, there was lengthy applause at the end. Shkylar said it was "the most relaxed few minutes Titov has spent since his ar-' rival in the U.S." and things got so chummy that I thought Ernie might break out a deck of cards for a bridge foursome at any moment. It will be interesting to see how the mail reaction runs. Titov revealed a flair as a panelist. Like maybe for the Communist version of "What's My Line?"_ , IBing Crosby, who owns ABC- TV's "Ben Casey," tossed it off. the air for one night Monday for an hour of smiles and music with Bob Hope, Edie Adams, the Smothers Brothers, Pete Foun- tain's' jazz group,, and his son, Gary. Hope's effect on Crosby is amazing. -In the past the Groaner's shows have been slow, but with his - old sidekick there, to bounce lines off, Monday night's entry was a breezy, well-paced romp devoted to leisure. Bing and Bob are still the best song - dance - and'- comedy'team around. And naturally they plugged their latest movie" "Road To Hong. Kong," with gags about the old "Road" films. Bob looked at an old shot of Bing with money in his hands and cracked: "Just counting the room rent from Kennedy." The President recently was Bing's guest in Palm Springs, Calif. The Channel Swim: Former baseball great. Jackie Robinson and Peggy Lee headline Ed Sulli- van'e CBS-TV show Sunday , . . Robert Q. Lewis guests on ABC- TV's "Room For One More" June 2 ... Carol Burnett, of OBS-TV's Garry Moore Show, plays the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev., in August. The Rev. Martin. Luther King ' appears on CBS-TV's "Washington Conversation" Sunday ... ABC- TV's Tennessee Ernie Ford Show offers the Count Basic Trio May 28..... Lee;Marvin, former star of the "M Squad" series, is planning a new show, "Lawbreaker," ' based on police cases. Sammy Davis Jr. stars on ABC. TV's "The Rifleman" June 11 ... ABC-TV's new director of program development is noted producer Stanley Chase, whose accomplishments include the off- Broadway "Threepenny Opera." said, I'm a lot better now. By next spring, I may have nerve enough to run the mower again myself.. Tuesday Evening;, May 15, 1962 PHAROS-TRIBUNE .. Dolly (except Satturclttr* and Holiday*) 40e per week dally nntl flnniln? by carrier, $20.80 per your In the city of LoKntmport <K)c per neck by carrier outside of Losamnort. By mail on rurrtl ran ten IB Cam, Onrroll, WMte, Pnl»nkl, Pnltou and Miami eon«le»> 912.00 per yean outnide trading area and within Indiana. $14.00 per year; nntnlde Indlnnn, »18.00 per year. 4.11 mall inbacrlptloiu payable In adi-anee. No mall •nb»crlpUon» «ol* whera carrier aerrlce l> maintained, • Reporter entablloked Phnr eitiiblhihed ,1844 Jonrnn) entnbllihed 1841 18e * Vrlbnni cutunllukril »»•» "Let's get out of here—she just requested the band to play 'The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies'." 1M «4 Pnbllihed ilaUy except Smnrdny and holiday, by rharo.-Tilbuae Co., Inc. r,17 Eaat BroadiT«y, LogaBaport, Indtaaa. Emtered u »e5tnu< iilan matter mt ,t»« Do«t of fie* at XiocKBUport, Ind., mni** tk* act «t Marca 3, 187*. ' HBMBKlItr AUDIT BUREAU OV CIROULATIOIS AND tfMITED PRBSi INTBBNATIONAI, DREW PEARSON Merry-Go-Round WASHINGTON. — The W h i t e House staff isn't going'out of its way to publicize it, but neither is it covering up the fact that President Kennedy's mail is running heavily against his nuclear bomb tests. Judging by the mail, his resumption of testing is the most unpopular thing he has ever done. More letters come in on nuclear testing than on any other subject, except at Christmas or during the steel controversy, at which times Christmas greetings and messages pro and con steel—mostly favoring Kennedy—surpassed 'those on testing.'The nuclear letters are running about 4'to 1 against the President. Not merely because of public reaction but in order to safeguard the health of the nation, the administration has had careful checks made of radioactive fallout and its impact on food, animals and people. Based on these studies it can be reported that radioactivity in the Washington area has remained fairly steady at eight to nine micromicrocuries this spring, as compared with two to five micro- microcuries before the Russians began testing last year. This is not considered dangerous. . And it is not far off from the national average, though it should be noted that the radioactivity from our own new tests in the mid-Pacific has not been received yet and won't be for some time, depending on the velocity of the winds sweeping across the Pacific. Live With Radiation Health authorities also point out that radioactive iodine 131 which could affect the thyroids of young children has a half-life of eight days. "The Iodine 131 from the'reeenl Soviet tests has already disappeared from milk,", Dr. James M. Hundley, Assistant Surgeon General of the Public Health Str- vice, stated last winter. "Even the peak levels of Strontium 00 expected next Spring will still be below the levels of. the Federal Radiation Council's guide for normal operations. "If, is well to remember that radiation has always been with us," says Dr. Hundley. "Life on earth has developed amid continuous natural radiation from, rocks, soil and .outer space." Dr. Edward Teller, atomic scientist, points out that the average American gets a dose of cosmic rays averaging .034 roentgens at sea level while the people of Denver get a bigger dose, .05, due to Colorado's height above the sea, "The world," says Teller, "has been living with radiation for a long time." Housewives on Milk A good part of the White House mail has dealt with milk. There has been genuine worry that cows, grazing, on radioactive grass, will transmit Strontium 90 to the bones of young children, and this fear has been increased by the milk boycott'conducted by some peace groups. On this point, Dr. Hundley states: "The amounts of radioactive material in food generally and in milk specifically are now and have been in the past well below the level at which any actions lo reduce intake of radioactivity are indicated, according lo the Federal Radiation Council's guidelines. "There is no reason whatsoever for the public lo reduce consumption of milk or .other dairy products due to fear of radio-active contamination." Public Health Service doctors further warn that a change of diet on the p'arl of the American people might have much worse effects than small amounts of radioactivity. "With specific reference to milk," says Dr. Hundley, "it is important to' emphasize that the human body must have calcium." Experimenting on this matter with animals, the Public Health Service has found that "animals on good calcium intake absorb less Strontium, and conversely an- imals tha£ are calcium, depicted absorb more Strontium. Since milk and milk products supply about three-fourths of the calcium in our diets, the importance of this point is obvious." Dr. Donald R. Chadwick, Chief of Radiological Health for the Public Health'Service, issues the same warning. "Any disruption of dietary patterns, particularly in children and infants, may have serious health effects," he warned last month. "It is important to remember lhat efforts to reduce Stronlium 90 intake by diet alterations, unless very carefully conceived, might have precisely the opposite effect." Note — Public Health Service tests of food and radioactivity in milk are made at 60 stations throughout the United States, and 20 stations for diet sampling. In addition there are 343 stations for sampling general air and water pollution. The Food and Drug Administration- also works through 18 district offices and 39 resident inspection stations (o sample foods from all parts of the nation. Joint Chiefs Overworked Gen. Lyman Lemnitzer, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, has groaned, and grumbled privately over all the work Secretary of Defence McNamara has heaped on the military staff. Under President Eisenhower, the Joint Chiefs prepared a single military plan for every eventuality. In fact, Ike didn't even want to look at alternative proposals, insisted lhat the Chiefs settle any differences over strategy on their own level. But President Kennedy and Secretary McNamara want to consider all the possible alternatives and the disagreements between the Army, Navy and Air Force. McNamara has ordered the Joint Chiefs to prepare several alternative strategies—complete with all the supporting details—on every possible military situation. Lemnitzer has complained wearily lo fellow officers that it is more than his joint staff can handle. Almanac Today is Tuesday, May 15, the J35th day of the year wilh 230 to follow in 1962. The moon is approaching its full phase. < The morning stars are Jupiter, Mars and Saturn. The evening stars are Venus and Mercury. On this day in history: In 1765, Parliament enacted a statute making it mandatory for American colonists to supply housing and supplies for British troops. In 1930, the first stewardess was employed on a United A i r Line, flight from San Francisco lo Cheyenne, Wyo. In 1942, gasoline rationing started in 17 eastern states. In 1948, Israel was attacked by Egyptian planes and invaded by troops from Lebanon and Trans- Jordan. A thought for the day: American patriot Patrick Henry said: "I have but one lamp ,by which my feet arc guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know no way of judging of Ihe future but by (he past." 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. 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