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Logansport, Indiana
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Thursday, May 24, 1962
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The Pharos-Tribune Editorial Comment. Government Storage How Billie Sol Estes, a late comer in,the grain storage business, rapidly became one of the top ten in Government payments should interest Con- gressmen'being asked to pass a more , rigid .farm control bill. For it is by,, finding ways to beat controls' that Estes built his fabulous empire in land, grain, cotton, fertilizer and storage. ' •• .The Government's storage bill in 1952 was less than $75 million. As Congress imposed greater and greater controls, and farmers by-lit more and more surpluses to- earn the, support prices, the government's.,total storage and handling bill for all farm- commodities under the price support system had grown nearly -six times to more than $447 million..In 1959, Estes received $776,801.83 for one storage facility. Last year, he had expanded to six elevators and received $3,419,713, 'ninth in the list of 74 grain companies receiving a half million dollars'-or 'more for storage and 'handling, of surplus grain. Six other grain companies under government scrutiny for possible association with Estes' operations'drew a total of $1,971,258.23. Reducing the growing surplus has been the object of farm,planners, but the results; have only added to the taxpayers' costs. The quickest way to reduce the surpluses would be to let the farmers grow what they think they can sell on the free.market. They will cut down production fast enough if they can't sell it. And there will be. no occasion for such empires built on corruption. BOUNTY HUNTER Policy of Expansion Since- about 1956, economic growth in Europe has been twice as rapid as in the United States. Europe has a labor ishortage, the United States 4 million .unemployed.' The standard of living is rising .faster in Europe, though the United. States still leads. Europe's investment in new\plant and equipment has been half again as fast as that in this country. Her balance of payments shows consistent surpluses, ours chronic deficits. On the economic front, only in holding prices down, do' we have a better record. Nor is automation the main cause of our economic ills. Europe has been replacing plant and equipment much faster. The main difference is that Europe has pursued a policy of- ex-' pension to ours of - restriction. Many European governments stimulate demand with government spending. B'ritain and a few others do it with tax cuts. The Kennedy Administration's big spending has not produced the desired effect here. But no one is seriously thinking of the other alternative of cutting taxes. That would be more in the American tradition, It is worth a try. Age in the Senate • Once more, the question , of age for effective service in the United Statas Senate is- emphasized in the announcement of two widely, respected ^members. Senator Prescott' Bush, Connecticut Republican, withdrew as a candidate for re-eiectiq'n. ,the'.day after his sixty-seventh birthday,, because much of another term would fall in his seventies. While Senator Carl Hayden, Arizona Democrat, at 84 announced his candidacy for a seventh term that would riot end until he is 91. Hayden celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of his'service in Congress this year. He represented Arizona in the House of Representatives at-its admission into the "Union in 1912 and until his first election as Senator in 1927. He became president pro tern- pore of the Senate in 1957 and holds' the record for Congressional tenure. Assuming he overcomes his primary opposition, his 'Republican opponent probably would be Stephen C, Shad- egg, 53, former Republican State Chairman,, wh'o is closely associated with the junior Senator Barry Goldwater. Hayden looks forward to the fight. Political zest is not a matter of age but of zeal. In the Past One Year Ago Fate of C'aston (school district) in doubt... Some petition for release. , Baccalaureate at Logansport high school on Sunday . .. "Signature Dance" held ... Yearbook yarns. • Ten Years Ago Brief electric storm struck Logansport last night. . , . Coon Hunters prepare for national meet... Two day event to be held on Ben Been farm at Burrows. Twenty Years Ago Frederick Landis, deputy prosecutor for Cass county, enlisted in the U. S. Navy. The Rev. J. Robert Spaid was to be installed as the riew pastor of the Grace Lutheran church. WALTER WINCHELL Broadway and Elsewhere Any comment about JFK's observation on the press: "I am reading more and. enjoying it less."? Thafs a great ad for the free press! So long as it can be critical—it will be free ... As a publisher once said: "What is everybody's business is,nobody's business—except the journalist's!" Anti-Freud note: Judy Garland admits she might be better adjusted if she hadn't fried analysis . . .Something should be done about foe vicious juvenile hecklers in Broadway movie houses . . .Gina Lollobrigida's assets are not all curvy. An expert painter. " And she can sing. . .Princess Grace is not only a Princess. She is also a countess, baroness and duchess. . .The monpy-to-burn set in MovicvillB have portraits painted of their pooches. . .Star-power cannot rescue inferior films. Miss Monroe's last two flickers were box office duds. Ditto Ava Gard- ned. . .Good to sec Dagmar back on teevee. Her torso was never trimmer. . .Mr. Sarnoff's RCA empire has about 90,000 employees . . .A survey reveals that Liz has been page-one news in every country. Nothing is as international as sin. James Cagney has explained the secret of his starcess: "If a good musical comes along, I'll do a musical. If a good comedy comes along. I'll do a comedy. If a good heavy drama comes my way, I'll do heavy drama. Where I came from, if there was a buck to be made, you didn't ask questions. You just went afiead and'.made it". . .Movie and Iv acling involves a 12-hour.workday. Glama is a form of luxurious slavery, folks. . .Anna Magnani has returned to film-making in Italy. She invented the down-to-earth, style of emoting. . .There are no secrets in Jollywood. Debbie .confided her before-sleep thoughts to an interviewer. . .The Daily Winchell knows everything: His -full name is Wladzui Valentino Liberace. The amusement lax gives Uncle Sam over $400 million annually. What's amusing about taxes?. . . Jane Russell's • real fifst name is Ernestine. . .Deejays should spin more" Lena Home records; As I'm typing these notes,'I'm listening to Miss Honey creating beautiful, sounds via "Sometimes I'm Happy." Songsliine galore. . .Slieree North's'big.secret: She was wed at 15. . .When tv forums start spouting statistics they send, me dial-hunting for .a piccolo-solib; . . Progress: It to^k a quarter-cen T tury before movie censors allowed " boudoir scenes showing married couples in a double bed. Chat's what they call adult films, . ., Despite the Twist, the trend in. bands is back to the sweet dance- • able' style. (Good.) Broadway now has five standee . attractions. Four are dollsienls . . .Tennessee Williams describes his sinfid "Orphefe Descending" as "the emotional record of my. youlli." Gee whiz. . .Incidentally, ' "Sweet'Bird of Youth" is the best : of the many good films based on T. Williams' plays. . .Tony'Cur-* tis' success story: The Boy From the Bronx has a collection of French abstract paintings. • Very valuable. . .Although the top discs . are selling millions, the record biz is generally zig-zaggy, . .Deborah Kerr launched her career with the Saellers Wells ballet troupe. . . Julie Andrews craves cheeseburgers, . ."No Strings" is the top Broadway Musigal. There are so many protty faces and flggcrs onstage—makes you wish you had six eyes. , NBC's "First Impressions" is an interesting show.i Offers a psychological size;up of celebs.. . ; . The average Broadway show must peddle 75 percent, of its .tickets just to break even... -, . . Talk about grouches. A French critic scolded Brigitte with: "Only when she undressed did she reveal talent"'. . . Here's the capsule of a famous plot: An uncle. murders his nephew's father and marries his mother. The nephew is young and • neurotic— and.can't bring himself; to take revenge. He almost /goes insane —while giving his uncle-plenty of time to plan his demise. The foregoing .seems like a plot from, a foreign film—or a Tennessee Williams drama. It is the story of Hamlet, of course . . . Money- to-bum dept: A ciggie sponsor spends. $2 million annually just for 10-second spot commershills. On the Lighter Side . , LAFF-A-DAY Fifty Years Ago Earl Bean o£ West Miami ave. 'was ill with' • typhoid fever. Born to Mr. and Mrs. John J. Gilsinger of Miami ave,, twin boys. fishing on Lake Bruce was reported good. By 1>ICK WEST WASHINGTON (UPI) — If you build, a 1 better mouiieti'aip, you.ihad^ better : make certain that it will' do something besides catch rats. Otherwise, you won't make enough out of it 'to pay for the .cheese to bait it vwtti. The age -when fortunes could be made with single purpose inventions has just about vanished." Nowadays, the world won't beat a path to your door unless you build a' combination mousetrap and vacuum cleaner. Any doubt that we .are living in .an era 'of multiple use products can be dispelled try looking over the list of winners in a recent design contest sponsored 'by a Pennsylvania department store. Seldom has one contest produced so. many clever ideas, if "clever" is the 1 word that I'm groping for. ' Take a iiridal gown, which is ordinarily a big waste of money. A. .girl never, gets k> wear, it a second time;unless she shucks her husband and [remarries, which also 'can be a big v/aate oi: money. Dress Can Bo Converted Well, one of the contest.winners wa-s -a bridal gown that can be converted into .a cocktail dress. Makes .it possible ;to >1« practical without getting a divorce. • . Another winner that caught my eye was a : ."kriishable"'5iat, which I at' first associated with the headgear worn by the Soviet premier, 1 But, no. This is a hat that a fellow can stick in his pocket 'wllen he enters a restaurant, and thus avoid checking charges. Should go nicely with a prizeAvinning suit, which has 19 pockets'. I likewise .fancied a casting rod with a radio built into the handle. Brings in roctefis>h and rock- V-roll simultaneously. Or maybe • opera arid octopus. For really. All-around use, how-.' ever, I'll take ttia golf scooter that can be used for lawn mowing, or the 'combination ballpoint pen .and flashlight, which can be*' used for writing in the dark. I do some of my 'best"writing in .the 'dark. ' •' Slippers Aid Search Yoti have tio find the pen. before you can turn, it; on, and for this you can slip on a -prize win-, . ning pair of shoes that have a light bulb in the toe.- Theii all you need is a light to Hielp you'find . the shoes, ' '•-.'... It's easy to see why .a clock- radio-barometer \^bn a prize. It gives you not only rausk and the time,, but the weather as well. Equally . deserving of' a prize was a vibrator chain that can be used either for weight reducing br •for learning how to do'..the ' "twist." .'","' ' But by far my 'favorite, winner Reviews Of TV Shows By RICK DU BKOW United Press International HOLLYWOOD (UPI) - It is a simple fact that .the reason- for the cancellation of Bob Newhart's . Wednesday night NBC-TV show .was his inability to convince viewers to drink more of his sponsor's milk. This ..defect heavily outweighs such comparative trivialities as his Emmy .arid Peabody awards for mere talent. And it should be remembered — as a reminder of. inhere' the real power rests — as 'television makes its annual spring promises to 'improve entertainment quality, and has visions of -lollipops, ,6-ugar plum fairies and other assorted fantasies. Watching Newhart Wednesday night, a $ketdi made* it all loo obvious again that he was predestined to commercial failure without the aid and comfort of an unusually' 'sympathetic sponsor. The reason: He is the heart and soul of "the anti-salesman. The sketch concerned a sales meeting of a Chariot company in ancient Rome 1 , and beneath the 'hilarity was Newhart's continuing deadly indictment of the! organi- ' zation man and."the pitch." The, name of the ancient firm was '"General Chariot." And Newhart read a testimonial that said'' "Give me, a General Chariot ..every time." It was signed "Ben- Hur." ' : As the meeting continued, Newhart, wearing a Roman headpiece, mentioned that in the fu, ture it might be a good idea lo have chariots; with fins or three holes in the .side. An aide asked him if there was any purpose in the three hales % "Yes," said! Wewhart. "They're going to keep us in business." Newhart's basic attitude as a performer — and perhaps as a person — will, to his credit, pre, vent him team selling an 'ordinary product in an ordinary way. It is almost certainly necessary for him to be associated with a special kind of'sponsor. 1 It is also understandable that Newhart's sponsor is more interested in selling-milk than in outfitting a trophy room for him. Yet, by the nature of the television business, it is only when a sponsor is willing to rise above principle, as a fellow once s.aid, that exciting achievements can be accomplished, Two years ago, Groucho Marx said: "There's no new comedy because the networks won't allow comedians' any freedom of speech. You can't do jokes about , anyone. It's impossible to be funny unless you 'Satirize, and kid somebody. And' there's no room for that on TV. Except Bob Hope, and he's a war hero.. .Television gets exactly what it and its audience deserve." Concerning Newhart, one point must be admitted. He is. a cerebra! comedian, not a warm one. He does not have'the touch of humanity that a Jackie, Gleason exhibited, probably because of his choice.of subject. But it is a finely chiseled approach, delicate and incisive — and it courageously refuses to desert the minority audience. As of'now, Newhart;is off NBC's fall schedule. Only a relative miracle could bring him back.' But "they do happen. After all, Sherwood Anderson once wrote advertising copy. Thursday Evening, May 24, 1962, The Channel Swim: Supreme Court Justice William 0. Douglas guests on CBS-TV's "Calendar" (Friday.. .ABC-TV's "Close-up!" offers a show about political satire June 12, featuring Mort Sahl, iDick Gregory, Mike Nichols and , Elaine May, !; Bob and Ray, -Al Capp and Jules Fieffer, CBS-TV repeats, its Judy Garland special Sept. 19. .'.The. network says it is negotiating with Miss Garland, for another special next spring'.. .ABC-TV says it will present Deborah Ken: playing three parts in a trilogy, "Three Roads To Rome," Nov. 25; the writer, is Pulitzer Prize-winner Tad Mosel, it says. Horse racing's Belmont Stakes will be aired on CBS-TV June 9... Columnist .Walter Lippmann makes his fourth appearance, on "CBS Reports" June ' 7.. .Same network's "Captain Kangaroo" marked its 2,000th broadcast Tuesday. in the versatile design contest was a "threehin-one <bomib shelter unit." It canibe used either as a stretcher, a Ijed or a burial unit. 5-Z4 ^ ..-^., ^ © Kin£ Features Syndicate, Inc., 1962. World rjghti reserved. "You must be the 'electrician!" PHAROS-TRIBUNE Onllr (except Hntnrdiiyii und Hc>Itdny«> 4(to per Tvcck dnlly nnd •nndn? by carrier^ 920.8Q peir y«ax In tlia elty of Xiouraiuport 40o per nrevk by carrier o«t»Id« of Losanopari. Br mall on rural route. In Cim, Cnvioll, Whltu, Pnliukl, • Pnlton and Htmnll conntlM, n~00 per year; cmt»ldo trading »ren »d within Imllnna, «14.0O per yenri ont»Ide Indlaun, K18.0O per year. AJ1 mall subscription* payable In adrance. No mull •nl>«criptlon» Hold rrlitre carrier «n-vic» U rnnin- lalned. , , • * Phnrn. entaMUhitd ' ^S^S9>t^ _4a1KMM~. Reporter <wtnbll»5ie« 1844 ; <. ' Ci^B9g<gjrMl$L> EHMglmgftp"3 . 1SBO St ®"* 1 ' Tribune <!ntnbll«lJlad 1M 114 1»»7 PnbUnhed ' dally except Saturday and holMayu by Phn- tn-Trlbrine Co., Inc. BIT JBiaat Broadway, LoKan«port, Indlnmt. Entere. , na necond Rlana matter at t]lie po»t' oXflce at LoKannport, Intd., under the net of March X, 1879. ' ...... •. • • • - - . ....... . • MEMBER I AUDIT BTOIBAU OF CIRCIILATIOMS AND 1 DlflTHD PRESS UJTBRNATION.il, Notional Adverflila* Re»reMmtatlTM DREW PEARSON Merry-Go-Round WASHINGTON — When 36-year- old Robert F. Kennedy slapped an indictment on his old archenemy, 49-year-old Jimmy Hoffa, the other day, he omitted one interesting political fact. "' What was given the,public was the charge that Mrs. Josephine Poszywak Hoffa and Mrs. Alice Breanan, widow of the late No. 2 Teamster in Detroit, had inherited a (rucking firm, called Test Fleet, used for transporting passenger earsi from Detroit all over the country. Earlier charges had been made that the wives of the two Teamsl ter officials inherited this profitable company after Hoffa had set-, tied a Flint, Mich., strike-contrary to the wishes of his striking local. The Test Fleet company had netted the two wives $242,273 before taxes in nine years. A31 the above was made public. Whsit wasn't made public was the following political fact, not germane to the legal case, but never-. Iheless interesting: When the House Government Operations Committee went up to Michigan during the Ike administration to start probing the manner in which Mrs.- Hoffa and Mrs. Brennan acquired the • Test Fleet Corp., suddenly. the committee was stopped dead in its tracks. It was a Republican committee, and it was stopped by none oilier than the top Republican of Michigan, the astute and charming Postmaster General Arthur Summerfield. The hierarchy of the Republican party in Michigan just didn't want Hoffa and the Teamsters investigated. This brought protests from another Michigan Republican, Rep. Clare Hoffman, who publicly charged: "The committee had barely entered upon its investigation when apparently for political reasons it was liquidated." "The pressure came from so high," said Rep. Wint Smith, Kansas, another Republican, "that I can't even discuss it." The deal he couldn't discuss was that the Teamsters, in return for calling off the probe of Jimmy Hoffa and his wife, were to support Republican Sen. Homer Fcirguson. This they dutifully dicl. But Homer lost anyway—lo Sen. Pat McNamara.. That's how politics sometimes operates, Itougti John Bircliilcs The John Birchites are coming out in the open with some rough stuff in the Republican primary in California. They .have been knocking down billboards at night and even tried to prevent Richard Nixon from, being photographed with Thomas Noonan, Republican candidate for Congress who is vigorously opposing Ihe John Birch Society. Noonan is running against Rep. J.o'hn Rousselot, Republican, one of the few members of Congress who- openly boast of their John Birch membership. At a political cocktail party in Sierra Madre the other day, photographer Jerry Bernstein of Ihe La Rienle Valley Journal tried to get a shot of Nixon with GOP candidate Noonan. A, swarm of Birchites intervened, pushed cameraman Bernstein away, and showd Mrs, Noonan several feet. Eiei'n stein said he recognized several extreme right-wingers, among them Walter Snell and Richard Kowtsky, in the group. Finally, Bernstein asked Nixon to 5>ose with Noonan. Nixoni who has ;.-ublicly denounced the John . Birch Society, agreed. Meanwhile, Noonan's billboards have been . mysteriously disappearing at night.. One large board costing the candidate $630 was lorn down and then run over by a half-ton Iruck, A Rousselot sign was put in its place. Three other 4-by-S billboards were torn down at night and replaced by Rousselot signs, while a flign placed, inside the enclosed ,back yard of Noonan's campaign manager, Robert Harlman, in Covina, was even re-moved- by someone who climbed over (ho fence. Politics is getting rough in California. Secrecy On Public Ltmds It looks as if the U.S. Senate, which so often squawks about secrecy along Pennsylvania Avenue, nay put (he silencer on one of the agencies dealing with the vasl: Rocky Mountain de-main —the Bureau of Land Management. The senator who wants to wield the silencer is Henry Dworshak of Idaho, ii Republican about as rock-ribbed as the Rockies whence he comes. He is taldnp advice and counsel from Ed Woo/ley, former chief of the Land Management Bureau. While in that position, Woozley drastically restricted government -public information. The bureau controls such important questions as oil leases on wildlife preserves, which are supposed to bij known to tho public. Under Woozley, they were not. Since- he was ousted by the Kennedy take-over, Woodey has been serving as Senator Dworshak','; administrative assistant, and now wants to continue his own secrecy policy by curtailing land management's- public information office. Under Secretary of the Interior Udall and his land management director; Carl Lmdslrom, there has been complete freedom of information. But Dworshak, who is ranking Republican on the Senate Interior Committee, is' trying to wipe out a large part of the public information service. Under The Dome President Kennedy may even surpass the late Franjdin D. Roosevelt as the whipping, boy of Wall Street. At first, the money moj-;ult were critical but not unkind. Now the lid is off... No one is mere distressed over the Billie !5ol Esles scandals than Tennessee's strait-laced Sen. Estes Kclauver, who is in no way connected to Billie Sol.. But Ke- fauyer'fi first name, and Billie Sol's last name unhappily are identte.l. Since Kefauver'i; last name i;> awkward to squeej:c into . a headline, he is usually identified on Tennessee's front pages simply as Esles. Result: Kefauver is being confused with Billje Sol by some Tennessee renders. Almanac By United Press International Today is Thursday, May 24, the 144th day of the year with 221 lo follow in IfllB. . The moon is approaching its lasl quarter. The morning stars are Mars,' Jupiter and Saturn. The evening star is Venus. On this day in history: In 11128, Peter Minuit, a Dutch trader, bought the island of Manhattan from the Indians for the equiviilent of $24. In . 1:356, a parly led by the abolilionisl John Brown murdered five pro-slavery men at Potlawal- omie, Kan. In 1<I«, H.M.S. Hood of the British navy, the world's largest warship, was sunk by the (Jerman battleship. Bismarck. In 1!S9, former Secretary of State John Foster Dulles died of Public Forum The Pharos-Tribune invites views of its readers. Ea«ih letter should not exceed 300 words and must be signed by the writer with address. A request to use initials, and not tho full name, will not be honored. Address letters to: Public Forum, i'liaros-Tribune, Logansport, M. HUBERT Journal establlihisd © KinK Fentures Syndicate, Inc.,. 1062. World rlnlilis reserved "There's the plunger—the: Mtchen stok'tt stopped up.,"

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