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The Pharos-Tribune Editorial Comment. Withholding Tax The tax reform bill already passed by the House and now pending before . the Senate Finance committee that, would impose a withholding tax' of 20 per cent on every dollar of incorrie from dividends and interest .is not a new tax, the Treasury carefully explains. Interest and dividends have always been taxable. What is new is that the tax will be withheld at the source, precisely because few people pay it. The Treasury estimates it loses $800 million a year because, taxpayers . do not report dividends and interest. Through withholding of 20 per cent, it expects to collect $650 ' million. The remainder involves higher income individuals who are in tax brackets above the 20 per cent withdrawal. But withdrawals will reveal them and make comparatively simple collecting the balance, from them. It will cause inconvenience and perhaps hardship for many .who live on such income and are not subject to income tax. 'Their withdrawals would be refunded, but.they would not have the use .of 'the money in the meantime. They are mounting ,such a determined campaign against the tax, that members of Congress are wondering if non-payment of tax on interest and dividends is not even greater than the Treasury estimates. LIBERTY HALL Prize Winner at 85 Tom gtorke borrowed $2,000 to buy the ' rundown Santa B'arbara, Calif., Daily News on January 1, 1900. He was then 23. He has turned down offers of $5 million for the paper, to which he added The. Daily Press in 1932 to form The News-Press. But more important,, at 85 he still'puts in a full day at the office, five days a week. Last week, his newspaper career was crowned with the .award of the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing, testimony to the vigorous polemics he still writes. • Storke is not u'nique'for his vigor at his age in the newspaper hu'sinass. The prize for international reporting this year went to Walter Lippmann, trie syndicated commentator who was editor of The New York World at the age of 40. Now 72, this is the second Pulitzer Prize citation he has had' within five years. '.• In the related field of historical writing, too, age is no detriment. This year's winner, Lawrence H. Gibson, is''81. He began a 10-volume history of the British Empire before the American revolution in 1927. Two of the volume won Columbia University pijzes. He is Research Professor of History Emeritus at, Lehigh Univer-. sity. • The average age for all fourteen Pulitzer prize recipients this year is 51 and for the 11 other than these three oldsters it is 44. Writing, whether under the pressure of deadlines, in the' editorial sanctum, or in the quiet study, knows no age. Its practitioners draw on experience, developed skill and knowledge to enlighten the world about them. In the Past One Year Ago .' Unique Longcliff TV system viewed by state board . . . Said to be the first 'of its kind in closed circuit field. Dr. George -A. Meyer, Logansport dentist, headed Indiana State Dental Association. Weather . '. . Moslly cloudy and, cool . .• T -High at 2 p.m. • was 66. ! , . • . Ten Years Ago Board named for merger of charities . :- 1 ." Movement to consolidate all charity drives in Logansport gains favor. t Change in bus route lo take .effect . . . Erie ave. route lenglhened to twenly minutes for benefit of George street patrons. ;. State chess tourney-to open with 90 players- entered from throughout Indiana. Twenty Years Ago Forty-one employes of Logansport State Hospital resigned during April -as all state institu- • tions were reported hard hit by war and war industries. Sea Scout Troop 9 of the U. S. Corsair was made a member of the Regional Flotilla, second highest rating, in Sea Scouting. A total of $404,212 in current and delinquent taxes were .collected in .Cass county's spring tax paying period according to County Treasurer Richard Gobi, Fifty Years Ago Galen G-, of Idaville and Miss Huldah of Oakdale. both under age, eloped from Idaville last week and it was thought they went to Michigan .and were married. ' The local record for r.iushroom hunting was broken by Harry Keller, Bert Humes and Bert Kibbon who secured 25 dozen. ^orkmen were engaged in resodding the lawn around the post office. WALTER WINCH ELL Broadway and Elsewhere Politics is for the lucky unlucky. They arc lucky in that it gives some people the power to achieve an ideal. They "are unlucky in the fact, (hat power is generally abused and the public idealists are private cynics. The Billic Sol Estes scandal—and its extensive ramifications. — represents a horrible case in point, file Administration that has been quick to question the honesty of taxpayers and the ethics of businessmen is now up to iis curs in muck. The New Frontier image has been indelibly tarnished. It posed as a 'crusading knight. And then came the horrible nightmare . . . Despite the Administration's desperate attempt lo dunk itself in wlutewasli, the fact remains that while the Dcpt. of Agriculture' was supposedly investigating Billie Sol Estes' swindles, Secy Freeman reappomtcd him to the vital National Cotton Advisory Committee. Roughly analogous to hiring a burglar as a bank guard. The blatant immorality of the •affair is shocking, Billie Sol Estes was a heavy financial contributor to. the Democratic Party. No member of the Administration —Dear Bobby included—has expressed any remorse about receiving financial assistance from a dirty source. And they haven't offered to return the Thirty Pieces of Silver. The scandal's most bitter irony: About a year ago Billie Sol Estes .paid for an advertisement in a newspaper viciously attacking Catholics. Among other Ihings Estes is an ugly bigot. without. Are we', lo view this as .an innocent connection? Are we to forget that one'agricultural official in a position, lo blow the whistle on the'whole affair drop; ped dead of four gunshot wounds?" .I.FK contends he is' concerned -with fighling.inflation. Well, there were no words of reprimand from . the.While House 'When the elec- •trical workers demanded (and got) a five-hour day. Now the construction plumbers are demanding the same-thing. But the Administration hasn't done anything about it ... When is inflalion nol infla- 'tion? When you owe a political-, .debt"to those who are responsible • for inflationary ^pressures. The government is conducting an investigation to determine what, makes Wall St. tick—when the 1 truth is that the government exerts enormous influence'on Wall Street's . licker. There' is not a single' function of our economic life ,that is not affected by Washington's decisions. From' foreign loans to tariffs to farm subsidies. The "stock market is actually a study in reflex. It is important to note that the Estes' scandal was broken by a newspaper—the Pecos (Texas) Independent. Once, again the free press demonstrated its vitality and 'vigilance. As long as unfettered .journalism exists corruption' • and venality will eventually be defeated. A free journalist's spotlight is the Torch of Liberty. The Herald-Tribune editorialist's firecrackers queries: "The .Democratic Administration lias favored Billic Sol Estes with business for his huge agricultural, surplus storage facilities when others went Wall Streel has an immense influence on the nation — but not nearly that which the government has on Wall Street. Although the stock market's power may radi- . ate to every corner of the world— this fiscal power often begins with the psychological act of a politician malting up his im'nd. This is the primary paradox of the investigation. The heart is striving to determine why the blood reached ( the tips of the fingers. There is additional irony in the fact that the investigation itself has had :i depressing effect on the slock market. A probe designed ostensibly to protect investors lias resulted in causing investors lo lose millions of dollars. Gen. Walker's last-place defeat in the Democraic gubernatorial primary in Texas is a victory ,for • every American. For it represent-,, : ed a defeat -for the Birchers and other Extremists — whose anti- communism' is never on a par with pro-Americanism. LAFF-A-Dr\Y 1 ? SMATHEPS AND DALY INC. K ' .. : PRENTICE ffOOCH ' HILTON SAMIS FENLEY f. WILSON Q DEMUTH " PCRKIMS ! SNODGRASS WHIPPLE- ' HENDRICKS ..SPTCp ' On the Lighter Side . , By DICK WEST ..WASHINGTON (UPI) - I have this compulsion for adopting other people's problems, which explains why I /have been worrying over -who is going to play Sophie .Tucker. In a way, I am glad the Sophie problem came up because il took my mind off Lvi and Eddie. I darn near went batty worrying about their problem. But while it provides a refreshing change of pace, the Sophie problem is certainly' no small mailer, and I don't mean that as a pun on Miss Tucker's girth, which is considerable. I became apprised pf the problem during a talk I had with Miss Tucker, who is appearing this week in one of our local cullural centers. She happened to mention that some Broadway types are planning to produce a musical play based on her 58-year career as one of the first, and now the last, of the "red hot mamas." Sees Casting Trouble This started me to wondering how the producers would, be able lo fill the title role. It seems to me lhat they are going 16 have a peck of Irouble casting that part. If it were a Hollywood production, casting would .present no problem. They could dub in Sophie's voice from an old phonograph record and let Tuesday •Weld play the part. Even Elvis Presley could handle it if he dyed his hair. But Broadway is different, The stage Sophie^will have to use her own voice, and that presents com- plicalions, mainly because female vocalists have changed a lot in 58 years. Girl singers nowadays tend to moan into the microphones, rath- r er than make the' welkin ring. Furthermore, most of those who do belt out songs the way Sophie used fo probably can't act. Thrive On Impersonations, There are, to be sure, plenty of night club singers Who thrive on i .Sophie Tucker impersonations. .-But that-doesn't necessarily qual- '•' ify .them to carry, the lead in a Bro'adway show. I asked; Miss Tucker if she . could .-.suggest any candidates for the job and she shook her head. • 'At'one time, she said,'-Judy Gar- .land would ha.ve been fine in the . part. Also Betty Hution. ' . '•' But. offhand, she said, she was • -not aware of any potential Sophie Tuckers among the newer crop-of entertainers. It's really not my problem, but, I can't help-worrying about it. In •fact, I've been racking my brain, to think of. a suitable Sophie. But I'm afraid it's got me stumped. At age-74, Miss Tucker's public image is that of an institution- indomitable, near indestructible, Reviews Of TV Shows By RICK Du BROW United Press International HOLLYWOOD (UPI) - All of the moral indignation over the • death of fighter Benny (Kid) Paret apparently will have little immediate effect on televised boxing. ABC - TV has renewed the matches for next season. But ABC sources 'say the program's 'future may not be so certain in the fall of 1962. Investigations continue. And shows such as Wednesday night's David Brinkley inter- .view with Emile Griffith -7 the other boxer in .the ring when Pa'.ret was fatally injured—keep the matter alive. Welterweight champ Griffith, appearing on NBC - TV's weefdy : "David Brinkley's Journal," sat -with'ihe. newsman beside a boxing ring. . The overwhelming impression was- the pathetic situation of a man'trying to justify an ^occupation he feels was good to him, but .which eventually landed him in the 'center of a nightmare he nev- 1 or really made. In remarks preceding the interview, Brinkley said the 7,600 persons present at Madison Square 1 Garden and 15 million televiewers who saw the fight "watched one man kill another." .But' Griffith, , in the talk, said he did not feel he killed Paret. He did not feel guilt, he added. "I was just doing a job in there,", like any other fighter, he ' said. He defended boxing. "I don't think the sport—boxing —is that had,"" he said. He suggested that people start knocking football because, he said, more athletes are killed in that sport, Griffith grimly acknowledged he had not yet fully snapped out of the Paret tragedy. "It isn't ea'sy," he said. He added he didn't realize Paret was hurt as 'he punched him; and that his manager had told, him to keep swinging until the referee stopped it. It is not a boxer who makes such decisions, he said. .Wearing a business suit, Griffith said he'would try to .go on boxing. He. admitted receiving letters calling him "killer" and "murderer." But he said ."accidents will happen" and "I'm sorry for what happened to Benny— really." Brinkley brought,out' in an epilogue that Paret had earned $223,- . 000, but hardly any of'it was left when he died, Implicit in. his statement and the interview was the fact that two ambitious youngsters, each of poor background, had,become involved in a business in which others created (he rules, shared the profits but es- . caped persona! tragedy. The Channel Swim: Roy Rogers . .and Dale Evans will have a weekly one-hour variety show on ABC- TV this fall, with Cliff Arquette and the Sons of the Pioneers as regulars. Ralph Bellamy joins, Margaret Leighton 'in a CBS-TV drama, "The - First Day," June 20 ... NBC-TV will present, a one-hoiir special, about the Quakers July 39 .':. Loretta Young, Fred Astaire, . Arlene Francis and Cyril Ritch' ard will be present on NBC-TV's Emmy show Tuesday. Thursday Evening, May 17, 19(B Almanac ' By United Press International Today is.Thursday, May 17, the 137th Jay'of the year. 228 to follow in '1982. 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 1875, the first "Kentucky Derby" horse race was held. at Churchill Downs-in Louisville, Ky . In 1877, former President U. S. Grant sailed from Philadelphia for a round-the-world trip. In 1954, in a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court had 'ruled that racial segregation in the nation's public schools w a s • unconstitutional. .'-... . In I960, summit talks collapsed as Nikta Khrushchev demanded an apology from President .Eisenhower for, the U2 spy flights over Russia. - and steeped in "the.show must go on,'! "there'll always- be an -Eng~land" tradition.' 1 Thus far, the only person I can think.pf who might feel at home in such a,role is Winston Churchill: , v . , PHAROS-TRIBUNE Dnljy (except Saturday* nnd Holiday*) 40o per neefc flail? Una Snnila? by carrier, $2o;80 per yenr In the city of LoKniuport 40o • per Sreeb by carrier ontsltle of Eiog-anffport. By mall on rural route* IB Ca»«, Carroll, White. Pnlankl, Fnlton and Miami conntle", •12.00 per yean outside trading; area and within Indlnnn. .114.00 per yean ont»lde Indlann, $18,00 per yenr. Ml mall •ub»crlptlon» payable In advance. No mall (Ubicrlptloni tola where carrier nerrlce 1» . maintained. . . '• .-•'.••• . /. :. •.•.'•• Reporter t»t«bll«he« Pkarm estnbltaliea 1844 Journal ~'e>tabll>hed 188 " Tribune e,l«b11«k.4 DREW PEARSON Merry-Go-Round LOS ANGELES.—Drama is being enacted almost every night in California, as a young Sacramento . lawyer, named Earl Warren Jr., once a Republican, gets up before Democratic audiences to attack the leading Republican candidate for Governor,- Richard M. Nixon. The young man is the son of the Chief Justice of the United Stales, long-time Republican Governor of California who once ran for vice president on the .Republican ticket in that memorable year, 1948, when Tom Dewey almost became president. Four years later, Chief Justice Warren was the pledged presidential candidate of the state of California. Every California delegate who went to the Chicago 1952 convention signed a firm, official promise before he left that he would vote for Earl Warren until released by Warren. Many California delegates, plus .many political observers, believed that in the bitter contest between Eisenhower and Taft, the convention might turn to Warren for president. But on the California Special en route to Chicago a young delegate., named Richard Nixon began sitting in the lounge car talking to other delegates about the idea of ignoring their pledge to Warren and bolting to Eisenhower. Many brushed the young Senator aside. But some bought the idea. So that, by the time the California delegation arrived in Chicago, part of Warren's pledged delegates had started' melting away. The young delegate from California continued undercover, sniping, helped swing southern slates pledged to Taft away from Taft. •His reward for double-crossing his own candidate was the No. 2 spot on -the Eisenhower ticket. General Eisenhower didn't know him, but took the word of Tom Dcwey that this was a promising young man who would be an asset. Warrens Silent Long Time I sat with Governor Warren in his suite in Ihe Blackstone at Chicago as the crucial word came that Nixon had succeeded in undermining his own pledged candidate. Warren said nothing. But today in California, another Earl Warren is lolling California 'voters the story of how Nixon double-crossed his father. The Warren, family has wailed a long time. Eight long years went by when Nixon was vice president, and, during Eisenhower's heart attack, within reach of being president. Even during the 1960 campaign when Nixon reached for.the presidency on his own, the Warren'family kept silent. But now that Nixon is running* for Governor in an effort to stage a political comeback and another . chance at the White House in 1968, the young attorney from Sacramento, a lifelong Republican, is talking. California Potpourri Ex-Gov, Goodie Knight, who withdrew f:-om the GOP race for governor because, of hepatitis, is restless. He would give anything to get back inlo the ^Republican primary. Knight throws up his hands over Nixon's political mis- • takes; says "I wouldn't hire Nixon as an attorney; he couldn't even find his way to the courthouse.". . . .Bob Finch, Nixon's personal campaign manager in 1960, has telephoned friends that Nixon will go to Europe right after the California primary. This has'caused dismay among Dick's friends, the ex-vice president is already charged with knowing more about Europe than he knows about California and this trip in the middle of a hot election campaign won't change that image , . .to attract U.S. tourists, Danish tourist agents are Ibuting the' fact lhat Nixon will be at the Rold Skov, Danish' forest on the Fourth of July. When they -told Herbert Davidson, editor "of the Daytona Beach News and Journal, "Your Independence Day will be celebrated here this year by a speech by your former vice president," Davidson, a strong Democrat, decided to lour elsewhere. . , .Joe Shell, the young Republican who is challenging Nixon in the Republican primary, won friends at the recent meeting of California publishers. A cocktail party in his honor was given by his home-town paper, the; Montrose Ledger. Nixon's cocktail parly before his speech was given by (he Wall Streel Journal. Nixon spoke 'and then departed. Joe Shell and Gov. Pat Brown spoke, then waited to talk in publisher Lloyd Wright, hard- shell Los Angeles attorney who is running against fjcn, Tommy Kuchel in the GOP primary. He will get swamped. Wright is thu man who recommended to Eisenhower lhat newspaper be curbed. Senalor Kuchel, a [air-minded Republican, will beal bolh Wright and, later, his Democratic opponent, Dick Richards, for an easy comeback to the U. S. Senate, . . .Harlan Hagen, the abla congressman from Hanford, doesn't believe in handing over his proxy to commillee chairmen lo vote for him. "This," he says, "gives "Hie chairman of a com- millee loo much leverage over legislation, which' I do not regard as proper. I would judge lhal over half Hie voling on our Agriculture Committee is accomplished by proxy voting. I do not intend to deviate from my policy of casting my own vote." Hagcn is right. • UXPECT YUGOSL/VV'E, VISIT WASHINGTON (UPI) - T h a Slate Department announced Wednesday that Yugoslav Foreign Secretary Koca Popovic will meet with U.S. officials here May 28 and 29. Popovic was invited to slop in Washington after completing a tour of Latin America. SCHOOL PROGRAM QUITO, Ecuador (UPI) — Ths United Stales will contribute $100,000' to a program to provide 150. schools for 6,000 Ecuadorean children in 50 rural communities, under an agreement signed here Tuesday. Ecuador's share of the school building cost will be $125,000. Public Forum The Pharos-Tribune invites views of its readers. Each letter should not exceed 300 words and must be signed by tbn writer with address. A request to use initials, and not the full name, will not be honored. Address letters lo: Public Forum, Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Ind. The Cass County Society for Crippled Children and Adults (The Easter Seal Society), wish to thank all those who contributed to our 1902 Fund Raising Campaign. Several Sororities, Clubs, Unions, and many individuals responded generously, and we thank you. The present total gained this year is $2808.58. We wish also lo (hank the Principals of these schools and the children who contributed through the school coin cards: Galveslon, Walton, Deacon, Washington Twp., Royal Center, Noble, Lucerne, Mctea, and Twelve Mile, Lake Cicott, New Waverly, Clymers, and Young America. Your letters Were appreciated and shows your concern and interest. You are cordially invited lo allend the monthly meetings which are held at 7:30 p.m. in the court room of the City Building, (he last Tuesday of each month. These meetings are always open to the public. Sincerely, James L. Simms Fund Raising Chairman HUBERT . ,© Kins Features Syndicate, Inc., 1062. World rbhti nmrnd.' "Hmmm,,. . . big outfit!" . Pnbllihed dally except Saturday nnd holldnya by Pharo«-TrlbnnB Co., Inc. SIT East Broadway, Ijosmnaiport, Indiana. Entered lu «eeond «la» matter at the port of lice at Loicnn.port, Ind., nnder the act at March 3. 187». ' , . HHMBEJRl AUDIT BUREAO OF CIRCULATIONS AND FHITED PHESa INTERN ATIONAU • . , KLLBOI-TRIBCNB NatioBBl AfrwtMaw Re»r**«Bt*tlTM © King Features Syndicate, Inc., 1962. World l-idlhu rcsc "Then which one do you dislike the LEAST?"

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