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Wednesday, May 16, 1962
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The Pharos-Tribune Editorial Comment. How to Avoid Slump Unlike the United States, Europe has had remarkable success in averting recession in the post-war period. There have been only two exceptionally mild recessions in the past twelve years there. Partly this is due to a much greater willingness to use demand-stimulating weapons, which involve purposeful budget deficits,- higher government spending, tax cuts, or a combination of all three. The Common Market, which has already had phenomenal success in achieving prosperity for its ;six members - France, Italy, West Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg - is laying plans to head off future recessions. Many think this will be the single most important test of. the group's ability to meet its goals of sustained \prosperity and rising standards of living. . . , Agreement has been reached on submission by each nation toward the end of each year of an "economic budget" or detailed forecast for the year ahead. If these budgets should show the possibility of a downturn in general demand, the Governments presumably will be able to act in concert to stimulate demands by higher spending or tax cuts. Other national instruments to attack a recession if one should come are also being coordinated. Here, a Government forecast of demand is provided for in both the President's Economic report and that of the Joint Economic Committee of Congress. But we have not learned to react in time to these forecasts to forestall recessions. With us, they have been almost endemic. TROUBLED TROUBLE SHOOTER It's Only the Beginning The half billion dollar Administration bill for Federal aid to urban transportation systems will not, in itself, even begin to solve the urban transit problems of the country, but it does establish the important principle that all levels of government 'including the Federal - have a stake in this problem. With this frank statement, Mayor Robert F. Wagner of New York served notice on Congress and the country that once the principle of Federal aid to urban transportation is accepted, the metropolitan areas of the country will exert the full pressure of their large delegations in Congress to siphon billions of Federal money to help them crack this local problem, which has baffled the cities and states concerned largely'because they do not have the money to solve it. "Our own New'York system could easily absorb more than the total $500 million in the bill for the necessary extensions, new rolling stock, and relief of over-crowding," Wagner testified before the House Banking subcommittee in Washington. With New York's metropolitan area due to increase from 16 million to 25 million in the next 20 years, Wagner added, "We must think of'providing mass transportation systems of such magnitude, convenience and speed as we have not dared heretofore to envision." For one thing, there was .not the prospect of Federal funds to encourage urban transportation planners to dare to envision systems of such magnitude. And if New York, why not Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Detroit, and the rest of the 212 cities in the country officially listed as cores of metropolitan areas? And if New York could absorb more than the $500 million in the initial bill, how much can 212 metropolitan areas in the Country absorb? What are we heading for, if the principle of Federal aid. to urban transit systems is established by passage of the first grant? Apparently much moce than the multibillion farm aid, which has been the bane of urban legislation. Thanks to Wagner's warning, we should take a long look at this potentially massive raid on the Trea-. sury, and ask ourselves whether the Federal Government should embark on this purely local problem simply because the cities and states involved do not have the means and the will to meet it. In the Past Ten Years Ago Install southside traffic light .. . Foto ot light being installed at Main st. and Burlington ave. intersection. St. John's Commandry No. 24, Knights Templar, awarded cup at conclave ... Order takes part in parade and exhibition drills in Lafayette. Twenty Years Ago A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs, Paul Easterday, 208 West Miami in Cass county hospital. Miss Marie Baade, 17-year-old Washington township girl, won the annual girls 4-H health contest. Preparation of Dykeman Springs, a 22 acre plot of land east of Logansport was being readied for Boy Scout summer camping activities. WALTER WINCH ELL Broadway and Elsewhere Joint Wayne, who invented Westerns, spoofs sagebrush sagas in "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" ... A decade ago a filmed half-hour tv show cost $700. Today's fancy fee: $30,000 . . .The Vegas Desert Inn's one man laugh-riot Phil Harris' plaintive pout: "I've been in Las Vegas 3 days and my arteries are as hard as Japanese arithmetic!" .... Sinatra's pet color is orange. His Palm Springs home, his airplane, his lounging clothes and golf caps have an orange hue. (Yue-Hue!) A new bonk disclosing that Karl Marx once functioned as a columnist for the Herald-Tribune. . . Charles Chaplin. The man who gave comedy so much life is ending his life on a tragic note. . . The diplomatic yakkety-yak involving a so-LVi'Uid Berlin settlement. Khrushchev will revive the crisis the. minute it suits his purpose. . .Shircr's "Rise and Fall of the Third Reich", on thp bestseller list for 7!) weeks. A remarkable record for a book that sells for S10 per copy. . A frightening report from the N. Y. Times Washington correspondent: "In a sense, everything the President' 1 has done or proposed can be listed as part of a grand design to put Washington in charge of the whole economy." If that happens, free enterprise will wither. And the other freedoms will die with it. (Wake yp, America!) Harper's recording (he war «( the big mags. As in all wars, tlicrc arc more casualties than victories . . . The U. S. and other free world nations putting together a $200-million aid program for the United Arab Republic—meaning Dictator Nasser. American taxpayers are .being hurt to help tyrants. Nasser spends millions of $ on Hitler-typo propaganda . . . Mrs. Richard Burton's incredible, statement: "I don't read newspapers, nor does my husband. I am happy and so there are no problems." (I don't believe il) . . . Sinatra's world tour for charity. You cannot do belter—than Doing Good. Brooks Atkinson's quotable size- up of G. B. Shaw's genius: "The simple declarative sentence was his instrument. He used it as if it were a lightning rod. Every sentence carried the electricity of a highly charged mind". . .Diahann Carroll's minor role in "House of Flowers"—which marked a turning point in her. life. Richard Rodgers witnessed her performance and vowed to star her in one of his shows. Result: "No Strings" . . .Debbie Reynolds being' a happy girl. She says: "All my dreams .have come true". . . Marquis Childs' gossipy piece about the Kennedys in Good Housekeeping. (Pure Scandalight.) Tccvec's big gambles: Only one out of every three filmed scries ends up making money. Which makes the Desilu success story more remarkable than ever. . . Inez Robb's new, breezy book: "Don't Just Stand There.". . . Richard Burton's favorite actor being Paul Scofield. And Scofield's favorite is Ralph Richardson. . .Leslie Hope and Harry Crosby changing only their first names to Bob and Bing, of course , . . .Truman Capote contending that had notices never bother him. Don't you believe it. The only people who can accept criticism with equanimity are either dead or idiots. . .Sophia Lorcn's passion for popular music. Constantly spins discs by Ella, Frank and Peggy Lee. In the struggle for human rights no great principle can be compromised. In the incredible case of Communist Tito, principles have not only been compromised but shattered: U. S. taxpayers have handed Tito over $2 billion. The State Dept. would have you believe that giving the immense sum to a Red leader is a diplomatic or humanitarian necessity. Tito's continued alliance with the Soviet destroys the diplomatic argument. As for humanitarian rea- • sons, the State Dept. hasn't told the American people'that Tito has been extending credits to Russia! Moscow repaid him with tanks . . In other words,. American tax. payers' money has been used to bolster the Russian economy. The President of the United.States apparently doesn't know, what is go- 1 ing on. On the Lighter Side . . HUBERT Fifty Years Ago J. M. Stukey was granted a six-months leave from work because of ill health. A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred White who live 5 miles north of Logansport. White who live Smiles north \>t Logansport. © King Features SyndicHte, Inc., 1D62. World rights reserved By DICK WEST United Press International WASHINGTON (UPI) - For ye_ars, we have 'been taught to think of our nervous systems as resembling a telephone switchboard. When we feel, see, hear, taste or smell something, line is plugged in and a message is carried to the brain, And if your nervous system is anything like mine, you get an awful lot'of wrong numbers. Now along comes Dr. Jerome Bruner, a Harvard psychology professor, with word that the switchboard concept n 0 longer is valid. He says recent experiments indicate the nervous system "works like a series of editorial rooms that receive 'messages from the chief editorial organ up above and exercise these instructions on copy arriving at the lower centers." This seems to suggest that the nervous system operates something like a newspaper. Knowing what I do about the newspaper business, I think I would rather, 'have mine work like a switch'•board. Make Startling Discoveries At any rale, in testimony before a House appropriations subcommittee Bruner reported that scientists in the past 10 years iiave made some rather startling discoveries in this field. By placing electrodes on the bodies of animals, they have been able to trace the electrical impulses which the sensory system sends out when it is stimulated. These show that the brain not only receives message, but dispatches messages of its own telling the senses which 'stimuli to accept and which to ignore. In one experiment, scientists hooked a wire to the auditory • nerve of a cat and made a .clicking noise is the cat's ear. Then .they did the same thing while the ' cat was watching a mouse. Activity Diminished .They found that the electrical .'activity in the nerve was much diminished the second time, indicating that it was being short- circuited by other impulses "coming down from the brain. Bruner said this explains why a person who is absorbed "in a good book is slow to hear'a doorbell, ring. The same thing can happen to your eyes. Suppose, for example, that you are looking for a pair of socks which your wife has put in the drawer with your'.shirts. You open the shirt drawer a dozen times without seeing the socks. Actually, your eyes record the . presence of the so.cks, but the impulses are blocked by signals from the brain which say, in effect, that.it would be silly to expect, to see hosiery in a shirt Reviews Of TV Shows Wednesday Evening, May 16, HOLLYWOOD (UPI)—It is not a mere figure of speech to say that Alfred Hitchcock gets away with murder each week on his NBC-TV show. 1 It is exactly what he does. As in Tuesday night's episode, murder, mayhem and other relaled niceties are the very backbone ol his series. Yet, so far as I know, (he anti-violence vigilantes have avoided setting their sights on the rotund suspense master, who is nearly as vast as the wasteland. There are many reasons for. this privileged position. One is that he might well be more than a match for them. But perhaps the main reason is summed up in Sir James Barrie's comment, on charm: "If you have it, you don't need to have anything else; and if you don't have it, it doesn't much matte r what els.e you have." Or, as a popular song put it some years ago, "It ain't what you do, it's the way that you do it." Hitchcock does it so well that he is not only returning next season—on another network, CBS— but is having his air time extended from a halt hour to an hour. Tuesday night's show, in which a newlywed couple is given a wedding present of carving knives by the rejected suitor—with fairly predictable results—is a good example of exactly what Hitchcock does. By himself, with his comic comments, he establishes ah attitude, which is invariably more effective than a gimmick o r twist' of plot. Like a good comedian,' he has his audience so pre-conditioned that it is titillated even before he says a word, or the show begins. Tuesday nighti after reading an inspirational poem about each cloud having a silver lining — which had nothing to do with the story—he stopped and said: "I find it difficult to go on." The story really was not funny. The suitor eventually is done in by the young bride (Peggy Ann Garner), with one of the carving knives, of course. But in the Hitchcock atmosphere, the whole (ale took on a different tone. The attitude was at work. The Channel Swim: There is still'hassling over whether Arthur Godfrey, under contract to CBS- TV, can host rival NBC-TV's "Tonight" show in September . . . Gen. Lucius Clay appears on NBC-TV's "Meet the Press" Sunday. Here's how Tennessee . Ernie Ford landed Soviet cosmonaut Gherman Titov and his wife for his ABC-TV show two days ago: On May 8, ABC Vice President David Sacks, in San Francisco, called his friend, Cyril Magnin, department store magnate who was hosting the Titovs in the Bay City, and asked him to try ... Magnin swung it. Quotes in the News By United Press International •WASHINGTON -President Kennedy, defending , Agriculture today with more confidence or authority than Secretary Freeman, who is entrusted with the important and difficult task of guiding our agriculture into the new economy of abundance which ils own productivity has created." DETROIT—Miss Tirzah Morgan an American nurse who spent the last 2J4 years in troubled South Viet Nam: "From a health standpoint, Viet Nam is a medieval medical museum, of diseases which were prevalent centuries ago. Instances of the plague and cholera are still found." LAS VEGAS, Nev.-An elderly couple, asked in a man-on-the- street survey, where Laos is located: "We wouldn't have'the slightest idea. We're only visiting here ourselves." NEW YORK — Headwaiter Alfred Matt, counseling volunteer waiters who moved into the breach when service employes at the Waldorf Astoria went on strike: "When you serve, bend over. It is very important to bend down so that nothing will spill, and spoil the expensive dresses." drawer. This is known as "perception selectivity." In the case of my nervous system it means that stray socks usually turn up in the drawer with my underwear. PHAROS-TRIBUNE Dally (except Saturday* and Holiday*) 4Do per week dlitly nnd 0nnria> by carrier, 92O.8O per year . In tbe city of LogrnnMport 40o per week, by carrier. outside o( I>OKan»i>ort. By mull on rnriU routed In Cam, Carroll^ White, Pnlankl, P.Hon and Miami conntlM, 112.00 per year;' ollt«lde trading nrea and within Indiana, f 14.00 per jrenn outride Indiana, W8.00 per year. Ml nail »iib»crlpllon» payable In RdTance. No mall »nb«crlptlon» •old where carrier nerrlce i> main- •itlneil. r Reporter e«tabllMlie< 188* ttribnn* extabllnhcil "No, I'm not looking for trouble—if I was looking for trouble I'd.go home."- Pharoa eMtabllahed 1844 Jonrnnl c.«t«bll«hei» ^^^ 184* !»• 13* »»*T Published dally except Saturday and holiday* by Phnron-Trlhnnn Co., Inc. KIT mast Broadway, LoEnnnport, Indiana. Batered an "econi rlnnn matter at the pmt office at Iiosrannport, Ind., nniler the act of March 3, 1S7». HBHBBR: Al'BIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS AND UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL pHABO*-XBIBVmO Nattmal AdTertlilmjr B*«n««itatl*a« DREW PEARSON Merry-Go-Round LOS ANGELES. - New and extremely important information has come (o light regarding the $205.000 loan advanced by Howard Hughes, West Coast industrialist, to Don Nixon, brother of the fprm- er vice president. It not only has bearing on the current,.race for Governor of California but has kicked up a legal controversy which involves charges of bad faith and unethical conduct by a Superior Court Judge for suppressing Richard Nixon's deposition. During the charge and countercharge which followed this column's October 1980 revelation that the brother of the then vice president had received a $205,000 loan on dubious security from an industrialist with many problems before the Federal Government it was repeatedly and emphatically denied that Richard Nixon had anything to do with the loan or even knew anything about it. Robert N. Finch, Nixon's personal campaign manager, informed the press Oct. 24, 1960 that the loan was arranged by Frank .1. Waters whose wife was a girlhood friend of Mrs, Don Nixon. Finch branded this column's detailed account of the loan and how it was negotiated as "absolute nonsense" and a "political smear." He said that the money had not come from Howard Hughes and that Vice President Nixon had nothing to do with his brother's enterprises. Later, on October 30, Finch admitted publicly that he was misinformed when he denied that the loan had come from Hughes. But Finch stuck by his story that Vice President Nixon knew nothing about, the huge Hughes advance and was not involved in any way. Insisted Loan Be Made In the past few days, however, conclusive evidence was about to be revealed that Richard Nixon not only knew all aboul (lie loan, but was instrumental in its negotiation and was advised not If) go through with it. fie insisted that the loan be negotiated any- wav. This advice came from Frank Waters, attorney for Hughes and a close friend of Nixon's. Nixon had helped secure the appointment of Waters' brother as U. S. Attorney in Southern California and he had traveled with Nixon during part of his Presidential campaign in 1960. In December 1956 Waters informed bolh Richard Nixon, his friend, and Howard Hughes, his client, that, the-loan to Nixon's brother was politically dangerous and would hurl: both of them. He advised slronglv against it. The Ihen vice president, however, insisted that the loan be made. Following Nixon's and Hughes' decision, Waters helped prepare a lelter of agreement which was signed Dec. 10, 1956 though never recorded that no person was liable for repayment of the S205.- 000. This put it in the category of a gift. The loan was carried on the books of Hughes Tool company as money receivable from Frank J. Waters. When (his wri/er recertify queried Waters in Los Angels as to whether lie had advised Nixon against (he loan he replied "no comment." Waters also replied "no comment" when asked whether Nixon had insisted (hat the loan be arranged, Crowley's Amazing Letter Meanwhile questions which were to have been asked of Mr. Nixon in a Waters-vs.-Hughes lawsuit were abruptly stopped by Superior Court Judge Philbrick McCoy in an opinion dated April 27., It is suspecled in political circles that Judge McCoy was .not averse to saving Nixon from answering embarrassing questions. At any rale he went to extreme lengths in accusing Waters' attorney, Arthur Crowley, of "bad faith.'" Crowley, a Republican, has now ripped into Judge M,cCoy with one of the most amazing letters ever written to a judge in Cali- fornia legal history demanding that he apologize. "You have seen fit to direct derogatory and sarcastic remarks against me without cause or apparent purpose and in direct violation of the canons of judical ethics," Crowley wrote Judge McCoy on May 7. "Such conduct on your part cannot go unanswered. Crowley then proceeded to accuse the judge of deliberately twisting the facts and creating a "non-existent requirement in the statute and then proceeding to castigate counsel for not complying with this non-existent requirement." After seting forth in detail the manner in which he charged Judge McCoy with twisting the facts. At- tornev Crowiey concluded: "Please consider this letter as a formal demand (hat you. within five days of (he date thereof, cause to be published in the Metropolitan News and the Los Angeles Daily Journal a retraction of the unwarranted attacks which you have made upon me and upon my professional reputation and integrity." The five days have now elapsed and Attorney Crowley has placed the entire matter before the chief- judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court. Waters, the former attorney for Hughes, knows all the details of how the $205,000 loan to Don Nixon was negotiated and the conversations that were held wiili his brother, the vice president. His atlorney wants to establish these facts, however, by cross- examining Richard Nixon by pretrial deposition which is customary legal notice. This cross-examination now squelched by Judge McCoy, undoubtedly will not take place prior to the California primary in June. The big question, however, is whether the judge can continue to suppress, it through the November election. On this deposition may de|>end whether Richard Nixon is elected governor of California. Almanac Today is Wednesday, May 16, (he 1.36th day of the year with 229 to follow in 1902. 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 1866, the Treasury Department was authorized to manufacture and place in circulation the first U.S. five-cent piece. In 1918, an act of Congress defined as "seditious" all disloyal language, attacks on the government and its objectives in the European war In 1927, despite the fact that the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages were unlawful, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that "bootleggers" must file income-tax forms. In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt called on national governments to adopt a series of nonaggression pacts. A thought for Ihe day: French philosopher and author Voltaire said: "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." 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. \ request to use initials, and not the full name, will not be honored. Address letters to: Public Forum, Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Ind. LAFF-A-DAY <B Itlw Praturn Syndlote, bit, 106!. World rilhla r 5-16 "The first rate for keeping healthy id to pay joas* 0868 oo *

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