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Wednesday, May 23, 1962
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Wednesday Evening, May 23,1032. The Pharos-Tribune Editorial Comment. Doctors'Aged Care Plan As President Kennedy stepped up his drive for medical care under Social Security with an across-the-nation hookup of rallies for his legislation last weekend, doctors were just as determined that private insurance be selected for the care of the aged, and were developing new plans for public consideration. One that could become the basis' of a compromise should the Congress become stalemated on Social Security financing was unanimously adopted by the New York State Medical Society, largest state body,in the country. It would provide a Government subsidy of one-third for the premium and give a 50 per cent tax credit to the purchaser of a private hospital policy. That would reduce the premium on private insurance to $3.75 a month or, if only the tax credit were used, $5.50 a month. The proposal would complement the Kerr-Mills Act, now in effect in many states, which provides , for matching Federal grants to the states and a means test. It seems to us that this plan, or any similar one, would be far preferable to a plan,tied to social security, wherein blanket compulsory coverage could lead to regular, heavy increases in social security taxes. BORN TWO THOUSAND YEARS TOO LATE? Labor's Defiance ' George Meany, president of the organized labor movement, has joined the growing list of labor leaders who 1'istan to President Kennedy and Labor Secretary Arthur J. Goldberg call for a 40-hour week to maintain production and compete with a resurgent Europe and the communist bloc, and then demand a shorter work week to share the work. Meany is ready to start a nationwide drive for a 35-hour week with no reduction in pay unless unemployment is cut drastically and soon. '. In the last 15 months, unemploy- taent has been cut from 5 million to 3.9 million. There is enough overtime work in production industries to make Jobs for more than a million more workers, if the manufacturers and their employes would be willing to divert the overtime work to the unemployed. Meany's plan, as it has already been put into effect by construction electricians, is simply another means of hiking pay. It would call for 40- hour pay for a 35-hour week, with time and a half for all over 35 hours. That is not cutting unemployment. It is raising costs. The Prudent Diet A thousand men volunteers who have been on a "prudent" diet for five years seem to have had fewer heart attacks than they might have expected otherwise. They simply cut down their fat intake from the.- usual American diet of 40 per cent to 30 per cent The fat they ate was divided one- third poly-unsaturated fatty acids, one-third mono-unsaturated and one- third saturated fats. In, the usual diet, most 1 of the fat is saturated. They reduced such saturated fats as butter, whole milk, cheeses, ordinary mar- garines, hydrogenated margarines, hydrogenated shortenings and beef, pork, lamb and eggs. They replaced them with corn oil, fish, nuts, grains and lean meats. The number of heart attacks among those taking the prudent diet was from a third to a fifth of what had been expected. The object was to reduce or eliminate the cholesterol level in the blood and thereby lower the prospect of a heart attack. The experiment is being conducted both by the Health Department of New .York City and .of Framingham, Mass. " In the Past One Year Ago Outline teachers' schedule . . . Board approves salary boost . . . Graph of pay schedule pictured. It's "Vacation Time Festival" . .• . Street decorations were installed lor first annual Logansport merchants event. Miami Indians meet. . . Discuss tribe status. Ten Years Ago Rev. Howard J. King, pastor of 'Calvary Presbyterian church, was elected president of the Cass County Ministerial Association. Local service clubs to hear Eugene C. Pulliam, Indianapolis Star and News publisher, at joint dinner meeting. Plan addition to Galveston school shop. Twenty Years Ago Clyde Lyle, Rochester school director of athletics, was installed as president of the Indiana State Coaches' Association. Mr. and Mrs. Alexander .Stewart, 1331 North St., were parents of a daughter born in Cass county hospital. Verlie Howand was appointed marshal at Walton. Fifty Years Ago Five Adv.: Smoke Black Shield cigars . cents. Wabash railroad agent Burke reports that he had received notice that telephones were being installed for dispatching, .of trains. . Panhandle engineer John Rains returned to Logansport from an engineers' convention at Harrisburg, Pa. WA'LTER WINCH ELL Broadway and Elsewhere ' Why do you criticize the SEC's investigation of Wall. Street? The investigation has been reckless, ruthless and damaging. Wall Street is no longer the private do-. main of a small group of financiers. Mr. and Mrs. United States are directly involved. Many thousands of people in middle and low income brackets have their savings, invested. Thousands of retired folks depend on dividends for income. Labor unions — through their pension funds—have millions of dollars invested in securities. Wall Street is the Western World's financial heart. If it is damaged— we all suffer. 'than Nat King Cole's platter of "Look No Further" from the "No Strings" score. .. .Actors arc the toughest critics: Laurence Harvey publicly panned liis latest flicker "A Walk on the Wild Side" . . .Expose: Vince Edwards once wore bleached tresses For a movie role. He-man Vince was n blonde . . .Since paar depaartcd, the "Tonight" show's ratings have climcd. And more stations are now picking up the program. Source: NBC. On the Lighter Side . . Do you agree with the N. Y. Times James Reston's warning that the publicity deluge for the Kennedys is creating a royal image? Yes, I do. In a democracy there should be no sacred cows or sacred donkeys. The publicity is starting to backfire. Newspapers (and even newscasters) are stopping the fan-mag idealization . . . The realities are coining to the fore. In the long run the American people always fool those who believe they can be fooled. Do you agree with economists who believe our nation has reached the peak of economic progress and the future is downhill? Our economy is not in its twilight but in its morning. Only 129 years ago Virginia contained one- fifth of the nation's total population and two stage-coaches carried the entire transportation burden between New York and Boston. The Wrights flew little more than a half-century ago. Autos were unknown 75 years ago. How can anyone lose faith in the future of our economy when they measure the progress of our space programs? The only limits to our economic future are people of little faith and less imagination. : In "Follow That Dream" Elyis Presley portrays a character named Toby Kwimper, of all things . . .The pets in David Brinkley's home include two cats elegantly .tagged "Victoria Regina" and "Prince Albert." (Imagine cats putting on the dog!). . .The only . non-musical beating a loud drum in Broadway's box office parade is "Man for All Seasons". . . Maria Teresa Carrillo, the soprano on the Music Hall stage, hits the high ones beautifully. . . You can't win: Playwright William Inge, who was always showered with posies by Broadway critics, blasted the aislemen in an interview. . .The Saturday Review stresses radio's fantastic comeback: A $707-million per annum biz. . .The Crosby-Hope show gave tcevee something new—entertainment. - No star has ever attracted as much ughlicity as Liz Taylor and survived. Her film producers are banking on the public having a short memory. . .In "Mutiny on the Bounty'" Brando skips the .mumbling. 'Magine!. . .Not many sounds impress the ears more Walter Kerr's tome "The Decline of Pleasure" manages to be enlightening and entertaining. Quite a feat. . .Most imaginative short subject in years: "Seawards, the Great Ship." The film offers a fascinating course • in shipbuilding. . Jose Ferrer disclosed he earned $250,000 in six months and ended up broke. Why? High taxes and high living. . . The formidable odds faced by actors is exemplified by Franchot Tone. He has been a top Broadway performer for 30 .years. He .. appeared in only two hits.,. .The theatre is doing its Spring cleaning. A half-dozen shows are due to depart this month. . .The Los Angeles Angels, team may feature a new theme chune. Skinnay Ennis' ageless song, "Gotta Date With an Angel." LAFF-A»D(VY By DICK WEST WASHING-TON (1JPI) - Theodore ,T. Flicker is the director of a group of strolling players who put on a kooky sort of show called "The Premise." The' production, which is about 50 per cent political satire and about 50 per cent chaos,' opened in a New York coffeehouse some 18 months ago and was an. immediate success. Flicker thereupon organized, a second company and installed it at the Shoreham Hotel in Washington. The Shor-sham is' not exactly a coffeehouse, but the show made a big hit here, too. I had a talk wMh Flicker this •week whan he carne down from New York to check on the local cast. For someone in show business, he seemed to be behaving rather strangely, Gets Handshake Every few minutes he would give me'a jovial slap on the back or reach over and stake my hand. I also noticed that he kept referring to the actors in the show as "my constituents." . It was all so uncharacteristic thai' I finally asked if something •were wrong. Flicker replied that he was having a recurrence of a mental disturbance that oame upi>n him when he was getting tihe show going here last January. "I find myself lighting an incredible desire to become a senator," he said. Feeling sympathetic, and wanting to comfort him, I asked, if he felt like talking about it. Flicker gave his little brown beard a nervous tug, looked up at me. willh tear-filled eyes, and blunted out a horrifying story, Began At Opening "It begaui on opening night," he said in a choked voice. "I looked over itihe audience and there were some of, 'the people who actually create the havoc that we saitirize on tihe etiage. "AH of a sudden a funny feeling cawie over me and I found myself thinking of myself as being one of them. "Later on, I met a few senators personally. The next t'hing I knew I was engaging Uiem in quiet conversations about. affairs of State. "It was like being a junkie. Once I was hooked, I had. to have more. I began doing weird things, like getiliing up ait 8 a.m. to visit the Capitol. H was the first time I ever got up before noon. "My con-SliUiente were affected by it, too. The agent for the actor's uniwn started calling himself a lobbyist. Rather than demand tilings in the usual way, he would buy me dinners' and give mei cigars. "He spent four weeks influencing me. to buy a new'light bulb for the dressing room. Another membea: of the cast began ad- Reviews Of TV Shows By RICK DU BROW HOLLYWOOD (UPD—Tuesday night's Emmy Awards show on NBC-TV, rates an -Emmy. It was • a sheer blockbuster, . and made the movies'' Oscar telecast of last month look like amateur night by comparison. Although the nature of the Emmy program allowed television to show its better side rather than the trash that usually pre- • vails, there was an unmistakable feeling of glamor, confidence and elegance—the very qualities the Oscar awards have abdicated. Bather than growling for an audience, as the Oscars did by featuring such non-movie stars as Vincent (Ben Casey) Edwards and Richard (Dr. Kildare) Chamberlain, the Emmys stuck to television's own personalities — and sold the medium-hard. Evidently television had more courage in withstanding the female hysteria over Edwards and ''Casey" than the movies did. In two highly satisfying and dramatic awards which brought gasps and an ovation, the skillful actor, E. G. Marshall, and his program, "The Defenders," won out over Edwards and the commercial but much overrated "Casey" for the best series and star prizes. Heaven knows how many screeching ladies turned off their sets right then and there. There was not only drama, but humor and pathos in abundance: bald writer Carl Reiner, who won for the Dick Van Dyke Show, saying "I wish someone had told me—I would have worn my hair"; Don Knotts, best supporting actor in a series,.'commenting "For the first' time in my life I'm really shaking"; Shirley Booth cracking about her Emmy, "Boy, this is a doozy"; Julie Harris weeping; Jimmy Durante being warmly cheered; and the wild genius of the late Ernie Kovacs being shown in memorium. With the urbane, buoyant wit of Johnny Carson, Bob Newhart and David Brinkley keeping things on a high plane, the program obviously aimed at showing televi-. sion's contributions along documentary and cultural lines—perhaps partly to erase the smudges of the Washington hearings that accompanied the season. . To bolster this aspect, Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson, wife of the vice president, showed up to accept a special award to Jacqueline Kennedy for her White House tour: And the presenters included Pierre Salinger, White Housa press secretary; William 0. Douglas, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court; Newton Minow, head of the Federal Communications Commission and television's No. 1 critic; and Sen. Warren Magnuson. There were a few defecls : The show ran a little long and became , anti-climactic; some usual awkward moments popped up; and the commercials at the beginning broke 1 the continuity several times, especially a pitch for beer introduced by — of all people — Rod. Serling. But too much cannot be said for producer Fred Coe, of "Playhouse 90" fame, who coordinated things—integrating clips of the year's best news and entertainment shows so there was the feeling of experiencing a summing up of the season. The Oscars • stupidly failed to use film clips. In sum, the Emmys put on a show, right from the effective opening documentary shots of the year's highlights. The Channel Swim: Red Buttons 'hosts NBC-TV's "Tonight" show the week of Sept. 3,. .Shelley Bermari will do a one-hour special for ABC-TV Aug. 14., .A June 8 special on NBC-TV traces the search for cancer-causing viruses.' Wally Cox guests on CBS-TV's "Candid Camera" June 3, trying • to 'convince husky seamen to go on a diet of sunflower seeds and watercrest.. .A Redlands University student production of "Romeo and Juliet," to be aired on Los Angeles television Saturday minus commercials and in color, is reported worthy of national attention. Edwin Newman substitutes for vacationing David Brinkley on NBC-TV's Huntley-Brinkley report in July. . .HunUey's weekly sho'w this Friday deals with the fate of the fallout shelter boom. dressing the stagehand as the : 'legislative assistant.' "What finally made me realize Wiat I had to get out of Washington was a chaiice I got to' do a new show next Ml. Without thinking, I said I couldn't do it because I would be too busy campaigning." . DREY/ PEARSON Merry-Go-Round _- .. © Kme rotorcs Symlintc, Inc, 1962 WotlJ ri B Ms rcraveJ. "I've decided you had better take your ring back, George.. Here's the pawn ticket." PHAROS-TRIBUNE Dully <txcopt SaturdiiT* and Holiday*) 40c per neck dull? nnd aanilny by cnrrlor, $20.80 per year In'tlie city ot Xjognnsiiort 40o per week by carrier outside of Logannport. By mail on rural routea la Qa0M, Carroll, ^VTiIte, Fulnnki, EPnlton nnd Miami coantlen, (12.00 per year; outdlde trading: arcn ana within Indiana. 914.00 per year i outside Indjtana, 918.00 per year. &!1 mall imbaicrlptloni* payable In adTa,nce. No mnil anbMcrlptlona »old where carrier aervlca im maln« talned; Fharni e»tabll»hed ^fig^Rfe;,.^ eaSSKRtWG: He '" >r * er extnbllihed Journal «at«bU*hed *™"*^ " TrlUmne Qntablfibod 184* ..;:•••!•• 1M ' ' 1807 PnblUhed dally except Saturday and holiday* by Pharoi-Trlbima Co., Inc. B17 En»l: Broadway, LoKamport, Indiana. Blntered n» >eeond HHB» matter at tie DOB! office'at toitonaport. Ind., under the act o« March 3. 187*. MEMBER! AUDIT HUREAT OF CIRCULATION! A.ND UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL rtloDBl* AdT«rtl»l»i: B«»r*matatlTM WASHINGTON — The healthiest service Sen. John McClellan of Arkansas can render (he American public is a complete, no-holds- barred investigation of. the entire crop storage scandal with all its ramifications. This should include not merely' the 'Billie Sol Estes case but the manner in which the big grain lobby pulled wires to permit more rat urine and rat: dung in wheat, how wheat cargoes have been "slugged." at night'with hog feed and wheat unfit for human consumption; al:>o' how a whole slew of criminal convictions against warehousemen who stole government wheat was discooraged. , The public hasn't realized it, but . surplus crops and then 1 storage, have recently become big. business. Vast fortunes have been made overnight by smart operat: ors, who have also purchased the acreage allotments of little farmers as more and 'more family farm.s are sold out. For instance, one Kansas wheat farmer, Willard W. Garvey.-wilh his subsidiary company has collected $94,992,474 from the Agriculture Department in five years for storing wheat. On top of this, the Garvey Farms at Colby, Kan., received .$278,187 from the soil. bank in 1057 alone. This has made the Agriculture Department, with its rich storage contracts, and its acreage allotments to fix, more important than the post office as a political power. The Peak of Farm Politics All this, however, liegan long before . a young Minnesotian named Orvill'e Freeman came to Washington. It began under Truman, and really reached its peak during the Eisenhower administration. Senator McClellan has been very forthright against Jimmy Hoffa and missile profits, but pulled his punches when it came to probing the brazen natural gas lobby which tried to bribe Sen. Francis Case of South Dakota. If he wants the whole picture of surplus crop finagling, Senator McClellan could well begin by taking a look at what happened to the big wheat, bean and cotlen me;n convictcid of stealing government grain during the Truman administration. In Texas, Billie Sol Estes' home state, Secretary of Agriculture Charlie Brannan had run up the following box .score on lho.se charged with stealing government grain, cotton and beans: C. M. Henderson, Farwell, Tex. —Four year. 1 ! in jail and $1,000 fine, plus $1,1185,000 to be refunded to the federal government. Herman Dawson, Fort Worth- Six years in prison and $15,000 fine, with $454,000 to- be repaid the federal government.' O. L. Sannon, Sudan, Tex. — Five years in jail, $15,000 fine, and $1,043,000 to be repaid the federal government. There were other convictions, ranging from Iowa to Colorado, most of them brought under the direction, of William F. Farrell, U. S. agriculture solicitor in Dallas, Eiut in 1953, something strange happened. Oil March 30, 181)3, two months after the new administration took over, solicitor Farrell got instruction from the Agriculture Department in Washington: "You should not take any affirmative steps toward the institution of new suits against third party purchasers or the making of additional demands upon them until further advice is received from this office." A total of 55,000.000 was to have been collected from the warehousemen jailed by Secretary • Brannan for purchasing illegal grain. But all this sitopped. Solicitor Farrell was given notice of transfer to Little Rock, and Sen. Hugh Butler (R., Neb.) introduced a bill to prevent collecting of money from those who illegal- ly'purchased government surplus crops. The power surplus crop lobby had spoken. At about the same time, the warehousemen showed their political power on another front- rat arid insect filth in grain. The Truman .administration had adopted, regulations banning wheat in which was found more than one rat pellet per pint, and more than 1 per cent of weevil-damaged kernels. But when the Food and 'Drug Administration seized four carloads of wheat in September, 1952, as rat-.and- weevil-infected, there .was a ho^l of protest and the grai:n inspection order was suspended. . ' i. This was in March, 1953.' A Texan, Mrs. Oveta Oulp Hobby, Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, joined Ilzra Taft Benson in suspending it. It was hot until two years U.tor, that a new secretary of HSW, Frank Folsom, ruled that the health of ttie American people was more important than the political influence of the grain lobby. He niled that wheat with two rat pellets par pint, not one, could get by; and that tile insect infestation could be 2 per cent, instead of 1. This was twice as generous as the allowance under Truman, but a iot belter than the freedom from inspection ivhich the grain lobby had put across from 19K! to 1955. Those are just a few illustrations of how the big warehousemen, the big farmers, the big commodity speculators have been playing ;?olitics with the nation's crops up to and including the current case of Billie Sol Estes. Almanac By United Press International Today is Wednesday, May 23, the 143rd day of the year with 222 to follow in 101)2. The moon is approaching its last quiirter. The morning stars are Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. The evening stars are Mercury and Venus. On this day ir. history; In 1701, Capt. William Kidd was hanged in London after hieing charged with piracy and murder. In l'>04, European steamship companies transporting immigrants to the U.S. announced they would reduce their steerage rates to $10 a person. In 19*15, Nazi secret police chief Heinrioli Himmler committed suicide at Luneburg, Germany, three days aMer his capture by British troops. In 1950, Israeli agents captured accused mass murderer Adolf Eichmann. A thought for the day: French philosopher Pascal said: "Men are so neccissariiy mad that not to be mad would amount to another form of madnes.'i." QUELLS SENATE HUMOR WASHINGTON (UPD- Federal Housing Administrator Robert C. Weaver said Tuesday he has no intention of running for senator from New York :iext November. He also implied he is not particularly interested' in becoming secretary of hea-.Hi, education and welfare when Abraham llibieoff resigns. Public F o ir it m The Pharos-Tribune invites views of its readers. Each letter should not exceed 300 words and must be signed by (he write: with address.'. A request to us<! initials, and not the full name, will not be honored. Address letters to: Public Forum, Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Ind. HUBERT © Kinit Fikiturca Syndicate, Inc., 1902. World rightl reserved. "Of course your sandwich is tough-—you've got your necktie in, it"

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