The Pharos-Tribune Editorial Comment. 15-Month Expansion Espousing expansion as the road •to lasting prosperity, Dr. Walter W. Heller, chairman of the President's ; Council of. Economic Advisers, predicted a sustained advance in the economy for the rest of 1962 and into 1963. The Kennedy Administration is determined to end the wage-price .spiral'and has fought inflat'on — as well as recession —. and fought it to a standstill, he declared. The present expansion has gone on for 15 months. Heller confidently expected it to reverse the tijend in which the .last three expansions after recessions had lasted 45, 35 and 25 months, respectively. Anything that inflation can do for business, a good solid expansion can do better — and with healthier,., long- run results, he maintained. Price increases may generate optimism but expansion generates productivity increases; and while the one will cost us export markets, the other will conquer them. HEART FAILURE Tower Corrupts' Demands in the United States Senate that Secretary .of Agriculture Orville L. Freeman should step down because of disclosures about the wealthy Texas grain manipulator, Billie Sol "Estes, who is under indictment on ; fraud charges, point up the danger of concentration of power in the Department of Agriculture, which spends billions of dollars of. taxpayers' money annually. In an editorial entitled "Power -Corrupts" in the June issue of Nation's Agriculture, Charles B. Shuman, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, said, "The discretion. ary power of the Secretary of Agriculture is frightening and his decisions are final — even the courts refuse to interfere." The farm leader made this comparison of the police power in Iron 'Curtain countries and the United States Department of Agriculture: "The exercise of police state power over individuals is brutal and direct— it can mean arrest by the secret police followed by a quick trip to Siberia or the firing squad without the iofmality . of a trial. Farmers in China and Russia feel the brunt of this power when they fail to meet production quotas assigned by bureaucrats who are often motivated by jealousy or revenge. "The power of the United States "Department of Agriculture is used more subtly — but it is used. This power is not that of 'the whip or the firing squad — it is economic. Farm pricing and control legislation have . produced such a mass of complex rules and regulations that equitable administration is virtually impossible. "The basic fallacy in the economic control philosophy is the idea that government planners can determine 'human needs better than a relatively free market. Mis-use of power, petty favoritism, outright'corruption, wasteful production of-unneeded surpluses, and continued low farm prices are the result. There is a better way! That way is to reduce controls, permit the market price to function and limit the economic power of any. individual over others." . Shuman heads the nation's largest farm organization. Through his membership he knows how this concentration of power corrupts. His expose and the-confirmation'of mcch. of what he observes by the Estes case demand a re-valuation df the' frightening power of. the Secretary of Agriculture over the farmers of the nation. . In the Past One Year Ago Thousands .see Air Force show . . . Dedicate B-58 Hustler . . . Gov. Welsh and Col. O'Brien praise Bunker Hill AF Base. Salvation Army planned open house ... Budget is strained. The 40th year of Summer Reading clubs was to start at the Logansport Public Library. V Jen Years Ago Pennsylvania railroad train strikes stalled auto at Boone-Jefferson township line crossing . . . Driver escapes injury in early morning crash . . . Two passenger trains delayed. Plan 50 cent tax levy for school building fund . . .Rate to be increased to provide funds for new buildings and additions. Elks to'host Logansport high school students at post-prom . . . Floor show and -dancing will feature entertainment at. lodge home Friday night. Twenty Years Ago Annual convention of Indiana Women's Christian Missionary comes to close at Ninth Street Christian church. ' : -Mr. and Mrs.,Riley Shirley,, 1704 Spear .st., were parents of a son born- in St. Joseph hospital. • . ' 'A new 45 foot .flag pole was being installed at Riverside park. Fifty Years Ago No empty houses ... In fact not enough to take care of the population. A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Moore of Humphrey st. Lena and May Fettig were in St. Joseph hos. with typhoid fever. Pharos '"-Flashes. Tribune By Pharos-Tribune News Staf! The college summer student program at the Logansport state hospital has been paying off in a big way. A large percentage of college students who have worked at Longcliff during the. summer vacation period have returned upon graduation for full-time jobs. Superintendent Ernest Fogel is hopeful that high school graduates who are interested in mental hospital careers will work at Longcliff a year or two before completing their college work. In this way they will' obtain a good basic understanding of psychiatric social work and their earnings at Longcliff will help finance their college education, he points out: Dr. Fogel believes, that' the caliber of Longcliff employes can be raised in tl)is manner. The Republicans have been chuckling at the bitter fight that has been raging in Democratic ranks since the Governor threw his support to Birch Bayh for the Senatorial nomination. Alvin Cast, district GOP chairman, told county chairmen and vice-chairmen of 'the district that Senator Capehart had gained at least 100,000 votes during the week preceding the district organization meeting by just sitting back and keeping his mouth shut while the'Democrats fought each other. On the Lighter Side . , Circuit Judge Jack Murray .of Knox knows he is facing an uphill battle in his effort to unseat "The No. 1 Republican" in the second district. But he is hopeful that enough Republicans are disgusted with Congressman Halleck's record to give him the victory in the congressional contest, he told party leaders of the district who attended' the district reorganization meeting here. When excise officers and city police raided a local tavern Friday night for under-age drinkers, one under-age youth escaped arrest by table-hopping. As the excise officers went from booth to booth checking the ages of the patrons, the youth always managed to be at some booth other than the one they were checking. The Republican party platform in Indiana will have a strong Mental Health plank this summer if Dr. Dean Stinson, - Fulton county GOP chairman, has anything to say about it. A member of the platform committee, Dr. Stinson went to the committee meeting this weekend armed with information .about state's mental health needs. He is a former member of the Longcliff advisory board. Public school expenditures in Indiana have risen 38.1 per cent in the last three years, according to a report we received from the state department 'of public instruction. 1 Enrollment for the same period increased 8.7 per cent. It now costs $370 a year to send a child to school,' whereas three years ago the cost was $308i Other interesting, tidbits: summer school enrollment is up 261 per cent in six years; there are now 26 students per teacher compared with 29 ten years ago;. Indiana colleges and universities supply half the new teachers each year, but' 41 per cent of Horsier teacher-graduates find employment elsewhere. Last week we reported the "family graduation" of. Mrs. George Wilson, St., and her spnj George, Jr., from the South Caston. high school and'their plans to';enr'pll in Ball State Teachers College next fall. In the audience was Mrs. Wilson's mother, Mrs, Beatrice Stuber, who was jusl; as proud of another daughter as she was of Mrs. Wilson. Visiting here is Mrs. Roxie Boldry, of Destin, Fla., and formerly from Twelve Mile, who has just won her captain's license from the U. S. Coast Guard. She will now operate-a passenger boat for sports fishermen. The week of May 21-26, 1962, has been designated Mailbox Improve-' • ment Week. The program is to encourage patrons to provide suitable mail receptacles erected and maintained .for easy and safe accessibility; presenting a neat appearance, and bffording protection to the mail. Boxes that are not properly erected,. or not' maintained in good serviceable condition retard the delivery of mail and may expose it to the weather. Unserviceable boxes must be replaced. Names of'the owners'should be shown on the side of the box visible to the carrier as he approaches, or on the door if boxes are grouped. The box number may be shown.on the box.;• . ... .. LAFF-A-DAY By DKCK WEST WASHINGTON (UPI) — If we have in <the. audience any disciples of witchcraft, astrology, metaphysics, dentistry or other mystic arts, let them please .come forward'. I would like to know what significance they attach to Jacob Javits and Kenneth Keating. The two New York senators are figures in a series of coincidences which seem to transcend politics and border on the occult. The explanation must lie in a' • rare conjunction of the stairs, ^or some "other, such fateful occurrence. To begin with, 'both are Republicans. A glance at .the present party lineup in the Senate will show you that this is. no small coincidence itself. Have Repeating Initials Now .note that both have repeating initials — J. .J, and K. K. — .and that these letters rub el-, bows in the alphabet. Also note that "J" comes first and that Javits outranks Keating in Senate seniority. • And if that isn't eerie enough for you, observe that botlv have the same birthday and are today jointly celebrafag their natal anniversary. I asked a young woman w.h o works, for .Keating to send me some information relating to the birthday celebration 1 : Their ages (Keating is 62, Javits 58) and so forth. She did so, and referred to the event in .hyphen'form'.as the."Ja- Viits-'Keating birthday." Only she wrote it. "Javits-Kennedy," which is a freudian 'slip if I ever saw one. . i Discovered New Coincidence The material included the transcript of a television., program which the two senators have filmed for showing over a group of stations here and'in New York. It was there that I discovered • a new coincidence, which I regard «s the most uncanny of all. Each was asked "what .has been the greatest influence in your life?" You might find this ; hard to believe, but they gave, the same reply, Both said "llabher." To have twci senators of the same party from the same state with the same birthdays seems stranger than fiction. But to find that they agre? on the virtuss o£ motherihood carries ' the coincidence almost Ijeyond credibility. PLANS U.S. VISIT LUXEMBOURG OITY,' Luxem, BOURG (UPI'I,,- Grand Duchess Charlotte, 1 the'ruler of .this tiny duchy, will visit the United States. this- fall at '.President Kennedy's invitation, • according to ' a court announcementi! here. ' • Reviews Of TV Shows By RICK I)U BROW , HOLLYWOOD (UPI) - What was cancelled f roiri. Sunday ' night's "Show of, the Week" on NBp-TV is .more fascinating to contemplate than what was shown,, . ; ',";. Originally scheduled was' a murder-mystery involving a lop American television comedian en route to Berlin with, his. troupe to tape a broad<;ai>t..'Although it 1 could have referred to Boh Hope . crofter comediaais, some'observ-. • ers felt- the .character, might be •compared with Jack Paar because-of his much-publicized, controversial Berlin'jaunti A spokesman s?id script trouble developed but that the Baar aspect was never considered. Be that as it may, Sunday night we got a substitute production: An adaptation of (he 1945 Broadway play, "A Sound; of Hunting,." a tale of-infantry soldiers loathe to leave a trapped comrade behind, enlivened by the eairthy, comic genius of Peter Falk. He made it seem better than it was. The cancelled stow was an original drama set on a train which' makes a daily run from Frank- fuot through'Communist East Germany to West Berlin. Entitled "Murder on a Scaled Train," it first was scheduled for the "Show of 'the Week" of April 15. Then it was reset for Sunday night. Now it is' planned for sometime next season. Whatever the reason -for the delay, iit is just as well. Whether or not the former "Tonight" host, was the model for the, comedian, it is unlikely the show would have done anyone, including Paar, any good if it seemed to be capitalizing on the Berlin episode. At a later date, with memories dimmer, 1 it will stand a better chance as fiction. As for "A Sound of Hunting," there is little to say except for Falfc. Sal WBneo was one-dimensional as a trigger j happy soldier anxious to rescue the- stranded squad member. And Robert Lansing, star of the' "87th Precinct" series, was not much as a sergeant . who reluctantly tries to obey orders to pull out with his men. It was difficult to sustain real-' ity in this boiled-down version, especially with the lighthearted commercials. After each one, I had the feeling an announcer was going to say, "And now—ba'Ck to the war." The gruff Falk, 1 who seems to win an Oscar or Emmy nomination every few minutes, played a lazy, longview soldier'who finally sneaks out and singlehandedly wipes out a German machine gun nest, then learns the trapped, 1 comrade is dead. At. one point, Falk, asked how he knows .jlie squad has been' ordered-,back, says: "I'm very close to Mark , Clark." Monday Evening, May 21, 1902 The sparks really flew" Saturday when NBC-TV's "Championship Debate" closed out its successful • first season with two college boys and two coeds arguing whether a woman should be president of the United States. I couldn't figure out why the girls were so aggressive until one outburst verified my sneaking suspicions, Anne Hodges, of North Texas Slate University, was talking about male speech ' deficiencies When James Godwin, of King's'College, noted she 'had an ' accent herself. "I 'notice you liked it last night," snapped Anne. . "You didn't seem to mind either," smiled Jim. ' -, The Channel Swim: CBSTV's Dick Van' Dyke is negotiating for the movie rights to the late Ernie Kovacs' book, "Zoomar" ... ABC films is reported going ahead with a test film for a projected tele- .vision series based on author Upton Sinclair's famous "Lanny Budd" novels. Dane Clark will' narrate NBC 'TV's one-hour special about Hurricane Caiia Sunday ... Added presenters far Tuesday's' Emmy awards on NBC-TV include Barbara Stanwyck, Lucille Ball, Jack Webb, Walter 'Brennan, Dave Garroway and Jimmy Durante. JIAVE THEIR DAY .NOTTINGHAM, England''(UPI) —Qoats are going to have their day. The Agricultural Ministry today- asked all goat breeders to register because it found . drinking goat's milk may be beneficial to sufferers from asthma, hay fever and stomach trouble,, • © King Features Syndicate, Inc, 1062 Wnrld rights rt served "What do you mean, we don't go out together, any more—don't you drive me to the stationevery day ?" ' PHAROS-TRIBUNE < • ; ' Dolly (except Saturday* and Holiday*) 40c per week .dntly and §nnilii> by carrier, *20.80 per yenr In the city of LoRnnxjiort .)()u per neck by carrier ontalde of Losanirart. By mull on rural route* In Oa«n, Carroll, White, Pnla«kt, Falton and Miami conntleo, 112.00 per year; qiitilde trndlns area and within Indiana. HM.OO pe> year) pntilde Indlann, $18.00 per year. Ill mall unbucrlptlojia vayabl* In adVanee. Ni> mull .ab.crlptloB. .old where carrier «errlc« In maintained, Pharo* eatabllxhcd 1844 Journal eMtabUflhed 184» roblUhcd dally- except Satnrday and holidays by Pbaroa-'frlbnae Co., Inc. 517 IDnit Broadway, I.o«an»port, Indiana. Entered aa >eeond elan matter lit tb» poif off Ice at LoKBniiport, Ind., nnder tae act of March S.' 1ST* • . , ' AUDIT DURBAU OF CIRCULATIONS AND UNITED PRES* IMTERNATIONAL BCNB National Ad-rertUla* RepnMmtatlTM DREW PEARSON Merry-Go-RouncI !' .WASHINGTON. — Orville. Free: man stood in line at a reception I commemorating 1 the 100th anni- ; versary of the founding of the • Agriculture Department, A 100th . : birthday should be a happy occasion, but this one/ was riot. Twelve hours before, Freeman had fired his Assistant Secretary of Agriculture, the third member ,of his slaff to get embroiled with a get-rich-quick Texan who had dispensed cash and clothes to in; fluence people. , ' ; Orville Freeman had come to '• Washington with & beautiful wife | and high hopes of licking- the toughest domestic problem confronting the nation—the farm surpluses. •This did not mean that he was entirely naive. It is true that he had watched every man who lack- led the agriculture problem in recent .years leave with his reputation in tatters. Henry Wallace, the seed expert from Iowa whose father had been Secretary of Agriculture, had been branded a butch- erer of little pigs. Charley Brannan had been scoffed at as a vi- 1 sionary who wanted a direct subsidy for agriculture. While Ezra Taft Benson got kicked in the seat of the pants by every farm organization every time he took a step in any direction or even when he just sat on his chair. Orville Freeman, therefore, was something of an optimist when he figured he could cut surpluses, He was not only an optimist but he had direct orders from JFK to cut the budget. Wooing Congress In Minnesota as Governor, Freeman had learned one thing—you had to get along with your legislature or else you got nowhere. So in Washington he/set out to woo and understand the two agriculture committees of Congress and the powerful cotton, tobacco, wheat, feed grain, dairy, sugar and peanut lobbies which influence them. . A day or two after he took the oath as Secretary of Agriculture, Orville went up to see Allen Ellender, the crusty Senator from Louisiana, who rides herd on the Senate Agriculture Committee. He knocked on the door of a secret office near the roof of (lie Capitol Building. "Come in," grumbled a gruff voice on the other side. The man behind that voice peered quizzically from behind his glasses. "So you're the new Secretary of Agriculture," he grunted. "What's your program?" "That's what I've come to talk to you about," said Freeman, who had been one of the youngest governors of Minnesota and looked even younger than he is. At the end of a long talk, the Chairman of Die Agriculture Committee grudgingly remarked: "Maybe you'll do." ' Since then, Freeman has gone out of his way to clear every major appbinlment and every.major policy with Ellender, and the Senator from Louisiana has become his devoted friend. He has fought like a tiger for Freeman's Farm Bill, which he had never done for any other Secretary of Agriculture. Applause from Congress ° Even when he doesn't agree. Ellender has'fought.'When Freeman urged a change in Public Law 480 regarding the sale of surplus food abroad, the Senator argued against it but finally said: "Son, if you want it that way, ok. 1 don't agree with you, but go ahead." Freeman has spent hours conferring individually with every member of the potent House" and Senate Agriculture Committees- including Republicans — even though he knew he couldn't gel all their votes. And they have become so laudatory of the new Secretary of Agriculture that when he arrived at the House Committee to present his Farm Bill, every man rose and applauded. This is • unprecedented. Most Agriculture Committees have glowered and heckled. Ijut Freeman, unattended by the customary battory of advisers, has! testified for hours explaining farm figures and policy. Congressmen who have studied farm problems for years, who considered him a city slicker, have been impressed. Thus, Freeman, concentrated on .what, so many other secretaries neglected — selling his program to Congress. He also took trip after : trip across the USA selling his program to farm organizations. A man who if! a salesman is selclom a good administrator, and Orville Freeman, whether goud or bad, was not around much In administrate. Furthermore, a man who woos Congress must give iobsi to friends of Congressmen, and they in funi do favors for o'.licir friends of Congressmen, Long before Orville Freeman loop;, office, the Department of Agriculture had become one of the biggest political grab bags, with grain bins, warehouses, field ageuts scattered over the nation, in e. position to make or unmake fortunes''for big dealers. That's why things have blown up .inside the Agriculture Department. And that's why Orville Freeman, as he stood in line to celebrale the 100th Anniversary of the Agriculture Department, was not' a happy man. Another column on troubles inside the Agriculture Department will follow soon. WAV STUDY MERGERS WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Senate antitrust and monopoly subcommittee may look into the planned railroad mergers to see. if they are in lh« public interest. Subcommittee Chairman Estes Kefiuver, D-Tenri., also said Sunday his group may investigate posiiiblc antitrust violations in the steel industry. Almanac By United Press Intcrnalional Today is Monday, May 21, the 141st day of the year with 224 to follow in 1962. The moon is approaching its last quarter.^ The morning stars are Jupiter, Sattrn "and Mars, The evening stars are Venus and Mercury. On.this day in history: In 1832, what Is considered to be \he first Democratic -National Convention got under way at Baltimore! In 1874, Nellie Grant, the only daughter of President and Mrs. U. !>. Grant, was married in the While House to a young Englishman. In 1941, a German submarine sank the U, S. merchanl ship Robin Moor in the Atlantic. In 1948, President Harry S, Truman sent a special message to Confess proposing statehood for Ala.'ika. A though for the day: English poet Chaucer said: "Boasters by nature are from truth aloof." Public Forum '.Hie Pharos-Tribune invites vuws of its readers. 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