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Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, May 27, 1962
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PAGE FOUR THE PHABOS-TRffiUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS,' LOGANSPORT, INDIANA SUNDAY, MAY 27,1362 Editorial.... Support Needed for Flood Control Project All of us in the Wabash River Valley.-know that the harnessing of rivers is properly'a federal function since the rivers know no state boundary lines. Consequently we can give bipartisan support to the efforts to control floods in the Wa r •bash river. . • Funds recommended currently are insuffr cient to give the Wabash River Valley the amount of flood control that is needed, as a bipartisan group headed by Governor Welsh pointed out to a Senate Appropriations subcommittee recently. • . Although Logansport has a big stake'in this flood control project, unfortunately the city was not represented at the hearing. , The Wabash Valley Association is asking $2,500,000 instead of $1,690,000 for construction of the Mississinew.a reservoir above us, and $2 million instead of $1.8 for the Salamonie reservoir, also ab.pve us. We in Logansport should be showing more concern about the successful completion of these federal projects. Letters-pointing out the need '. for adequate funds for these projects should be sent to our senators and to the administration so'they have no doubt about our interest. No State Loans for Junior Highs ' The promise of a state loan fofy construction of two new junior high schools in Logansport has now faded out completely. When State School Superintendent William Wilson, then a candidate for re-election, was in Logansport on Oct. 25, 1960, for the dedication of the Fairview school, he assured local school officials and newspapermen that -a state loan to Logansport for construction of two new schools would be available in just over a year. Wilson, who is secretary of the Common 1 School Loan Fund Building Commission, said 'at that time the city, would receive part of the money in December, 1961, to enable construction to begin and that additional money would be. available to the city as needed. Depending 'at least in part upon Wilson's promise, local school officials made no attempts to raise the money elsewhere. The .first indication that Logansport was being bypassed came Monday when news wire services reported that the Commission headed by Governor Welsh was denying loans to Logansport and Caston because we have more available wealth than the six that were granted loans. Whether this is true or not-we have no way of knowing'. But we do know that Wilson gave no previous indication of any kind that the Logansport school system might not receive 1 'the loan on such grounds. The only concern expressed by school officials two years ago was that Logansport might not get the loan if Wilson 'failed to win re-election. Under the circumstances, it is not too surprising that many, many voters view the promises of political candidates with more than slight skepticism. GEORGE E. SOKOLSKY ENERGETIC VTVIENf' Miss Vivien'Kcllems is a candidate for "the Republican nomi-• nation for United States senator in the politically confused state of Connecticut. She offers herself to succeed Senator Prescott Bush, who is retiring at the end of his present'term. - VIVIEN KELLEMS is a vivacious business woman who ' has . done remarkably well.for herself. She gained national fame by re-,. fusing to collect the withholding tax,'unless she was paid to do it by the government. Her argument was a good New England- one, that the laborer is worthy of his hire -and that .'as 'she was not hired to be a tax-collector, she would not be one: She had a whale of a time with the Treasury which was not prepared for Miss Kellems' intelligence or experience. She recently sold her business. After 35 years of e x p e r i e n ce, she is convinced that the small businessman, in this country, .faces extinction not only because of'high taxes but also because of the expensive method of preparing for taxes. This also affects the self-employed. The burden of satisfying the tax-collector is beyond the ability of many to pay. It is from the small businessman and the self-employed • that some of the best ideas in industry come. The only hope for such persons today is to try to .build up a sufficient business so that it might be acquired either by a growth company or by one of the larger organizations. Acquisitions have become increasingly numerous, the small businessman and the self-employed accepting stock in the larger • company and thus establishing an estate for his family after lie dies. It IS, NOT to be said that acquisitions are not beneficial to the individuals concerned. What is important is that smaller businesses go out of existence; that the self-employed become lost in great corporations; that initiative is often lost ir "How Lor® Cari We Ignore Hisb?" WALTER WirMC HIE LION BROADWAY Memo from Ruiiyon € an ce r Fund office, 730 Fifth Ave., N.Y. C.: "All the papers here reported ilhat the New York Attorney-Genera! confiscated funds .from a (fraudulent fund drive. The fraud . was charged to the Nat'I Cancer Hospital of America. The press ijlso noted that Atty-Gen. Lefko- <ivitz took action against The Can- wr Cytology Foundation. This is l;o remind that you supplied the low-down on this bunch to the Atty Gen's office, N.I.B. and all concerned in putting these racketeers out of business. This is the 7th phony cancer-, ra.sing «iU ht you exposed. One £ which. sued for conspiracy, libel, cte., ajid-they lost. But you lost $16,000 a week on tv-radio because insur- you blew your top and demanded release from ABC-TV contract. Which guaranteed $1,000 per week lor rest of your life whether you worked or not! Quite a price to. pay-for performing a Public Ser- "None of the Bureaus investigating charities, etc., have put a single fraudulent charity out of business. Your record includes: Nat'I Cancer Hosp. of America. (Loretta May Gibson, who wore (lie garb of a nun to solicit funds) . . .Cancer Welfare Fund run by Brandt . & Greenbcrg who sued (and lost!) . . . The Cytology Foundation and Spears Clinic, Denver.—John Teeter." (Note by WW: What about We Iloxsey Cancer "cure" people we also ran out of Texas and Pennsylvania with the help of Uncle SlamV?? Could I write a book!!!) ON THE LIGHTER SIDE 0 ,. By DICK WEST C0rn6rsto ne was laid Thursday rental lihecks. These checks totaled m<|re than $7,000,000 in three yearsi In return for these checks, Commercial Solvents shipped Estes liquid x fertilizer which he sold at :such'low prices that he put.75 simall fertilizer companies out- of. business. — The cus vbut one o£ tne m ° s ^ i ra P orl -' Bcrger'si Backgroiuid .,', , - ,,., m :...„..... Dur . nK ^ pe] .. ?d tha( . Berge| . DREW PEARSON WASHINGTON-It's a lot-more complicated than the $250 suits Billie Sol Estes bought for agri- cultu're officials at Neiman-Mar- i.v.but o ; leads i "Winchc!!, Mirror, N. Y.: Do not and never have represented any Las Vegas interests nor have I been asked to. As to Bobby Ken- ,nedy, there is no grudge or feud vfhatsoever. He is against Crime and Communism and so am I, and he has my complete support. Hoy Cohn." When I covered the McCarthy was an eye and ear the fact that you and the Miri;or that he would be given "safe delivery" to FBI Agents... Mr. Hoover, upon instructions to me from the mob (to come alone), met us both later alona unarmed . . . The N. Y. Daily News (Mirror competitor) led its editorial page with a brief: "Well Done, Walter" . . . When we phoned our paper an. editor hollered: "7ou and your scoops! Hitler just invaded Danzig!" And hung up ... As a result the AP beat us by 11 minute. 1 !. Att'n, 'Please, B'way-H'wood producers, es^>ecially D. Merrick, whom I've shin-kicked a lot: The following review appeared in the N. Y. i?irties' drama pages Oct. 195!). . . Louis Calta, critic, reporting the off-B'way "Orpheus • Descending" by Tom. Wms^ The actiess saluted is (Mrs. Uruce Dcrn) whose 18 months old baby girl drowned in their p<M>l (H'wood) tlie other terrible evening. . .Tliat day and night I introduced Di:ine to several H'w«xl producers at Dcsilu and Mr. Mervyn LeRoy, Warners . . .Critic Calta reported in Part: "Then, too, there is a blonde young lady by the of Diane I/add who does a superb job of depicting Carol Cutrere, a high-strung, reckless 'lewd vagrant' who was once a benign performer. Miss Ladd, according to a journalistic bisagle (he means me) is a Ion of Mr. Williams. Both :m descended from Uic poet Sidney Luiiier. But if nepotism had anything (o do with Miss Ladd'ti acting asiiignment—and we firmly liclicve it didn't—we are extremely grateful li> Mr. Williams Sam Baccilli, l«th Street, Nira Fails, N. Y. writes: "I read column Thursday in the with your i-srmen- for calling Mrs. Kennedy, Jackie. Mr. Truman is right aid a gentleman. Nicknames are for our comedians, to the bring that body the experience of the small 'manufacturer, whose business has gone through this about , The were ; n charge ot lhe Commodity Credit Corporation this started me to tmnKing aoouv H(J --S O I Estes investigation', be„.-..,-, , the late Robert Benchley. cause two Commercia] Solvents process. She issued a statement: , Benchley once wrote that when , directors are - former bureaucrats "Equally .important with small people got to know him.well they in the Eisen hower administration business is the forgotten man; ca iied him "Sweet Old Bob". — _\y a iter C. Berger and James the .thousands of decent, hard- and sometimes just the initials. ^ McConnell working, self-respecting men and g 0 jt ^ with the congressional women who work every day and o -ffi ce buildings. People who know who find at the end of the week, them well have learned lo recog- under Eisenhower, and Berger a pay check from which 20 per ^foe fchem by their initials.' was chiefly in charge when most cent has already been deducted, There' are approximately 20 of.the government grain on which and the remaining few dollars so members of the House and Sen- Estes made his money was sent shrunken in value that they will ate wno ^g^ be ca \\^ "Sweet 'to Estes' grain elevators. Estes barely stretch to pay the rent, OIa Bo b." But as the congression- stored 'a total of 33,000,000 bushels or the mortgage on the house, al telephone directory figures of grain, of which 21,000,000 bush- the installment on the car, clothes aings, Capitol Hill.has only one els was awarded him under Ike. for the children and food for the s 0 B .. , The the company, one of whose family. Someone must go to Tnat Designation goes to the directors, Walter Berger, had Washington to speak for these Senate offi ce Building, which 'given Estes profitable grain s tor- people living in constant fear of stflnds nex); t(J (,h e New Senate Of- .age contracts, turned round and. daily hand-to- fice Bu ii t j mg> w hi cn . j s u^ed in took Estes' government gram the directory as N. S. 1 0. B. \ Until recently,' S. 0<-'B. and Capitol architect J. George St<2,,..,, . N.- S. 0. B. had their counter- wart finally settled the matter lo having only two major com- {s m Ule nouse rf fte c M temporarily by "designating it as Even if one calls it four ----- - •-- -- - - • »» « '•" /-jjui—i IT . .. _ _ disaster in this mouth struggle. V THE AUTOMOBILE industry, for instance, has now come close the high cost of sales . and the financing of new models has driven from business too large a . number of companies. It is,often *,S Questions and Answers Q—Which president awarded the first Medal of Honor? A—President Abraham Lincoln to the Andrews Raiders, a group of 22 who attempted to destroy a strategic railroad in the South in 1862. # iH * Q—Who gave the Solomon Islands their name? A—Alvaro Mendana de Neyra of Spain, their discoverer. He named them in the belief that he had found the source of the gold used for Solomon's Temple at Jerusalem. * * * Q—What country is the world's largest exporter of hazel nuts? A—Turkey. * * * Q—To a coin collector what is a mule"? A—A coin struck from two unrelated dies. * * * Q—'Vhat name usually refers to the whole of Asiatic Turkey? A—Anatolia. w a m Q—What is the '-sway of the Empire State building? A—A maximum sway o( 2.97 inches was recorded in 1936. panics, .liven if one calls it Jour ^ H Q g and N H 0 - B •&. ft. 0. jB. (-additional House major companies, it means that ^'^ nomenclatur e began to Office Buildmg). !(,» hmt, ,nd- nf <,„!«= anri thp .. . & Ate fhie; death of Speaker Sam Jj on the.build- Rayburn,Isentiment developed for was dedicated Thurs- naming "A 1 . H. 0. -B. in his honor, i problem of what This prompted suggestions . t h 1 a t jllefj. . H. 0. B. and N. H. 0. B. also to refer, to it as be named for former speakers. 0, V B. (third House Office Some .proposed that H. 0. B. be Others called it N.-N.' changed to M. H. 0. B. in honor 'new new House 'office of Frederick-Muhlenberg, the first 'in the manufactured electrical Juljd^). Q I f^ft favored ^e^O^ thou^Jhat N. supplies and electronics, the pro- Ot a - "•• "' \,,. anoiner . , . T „ p ,, • • •, . t , •! • -Hraiw Off ci»- Rii Mimrt O. B. m honav ol James rv. rolx. cess is similar to what it was m nouse umie auiniingt. the early days of the automobile. ncl for its competitors; at any rate, that has happened to the Ford Company since its founder died. Ultimately, however, the House voted 'to name H. 0. B., N. H, 0. ings. . .• . • . Besides Rayiburn (A. H. 0, B.), and Nicholas Longworth CARNIVAL Japan, this problem , has been are entering' this so ' V£ d by encouraging the cartel, field ancTare doing remarkably wnich is a government, authorized well through initiative and invent. l ^- Ofteh (xnvernments nar- worK wah iveness. But the cost of adminis- ticijpate m st tration, including taxes, -and the regarded as cost of finding a market for the They are products is becoming so costly Treasury of their country to -u. x.) that the joining of forces becomes dump goods in countries whose W. *l. „,„.,.• . inevitable. ' - exchangers needed. Tax relief is So now we have R. H. Q. B., THEN COME the lawyers who °ff er e<i, v ' under such circum- C. H. 0, B, and C. H.--0. B., warn against the' perils of the stances. Often such..companies' which .is going to take a lot of anti-trust and'anti-cartel laws. To 'are protected against iihports. j getog ; used to. . . reduce costs, it is often.necessary Ther e »•*<»»« th , e ,. u "'» ed Ik ««W to »• * e , •«««' to form what in effect are holding S ates Senate for Miss Vivien ibing to do w^ould be to drop the companies, producing and mar- Eellems whose specialized know- H and simply call them Cob, keting diverse and .unrelated pro- ledge would be of great value. Lob anditob. duels to. keep plants working all 'LJIIDCDT ' ' ' the time and to cut down the cost ''•• HUBERT ; " of administrative expenses per . unit. ', In European countries 'and THE SUNDAY PHAROS-TRIBUNE ami LOGANSPORT PRESS Published «aoh Sunday by the Pharos-Tribune ana Press, 617 m. Broadway, Logansport, Indiana. Sintered aa' second class mall at the Poatofflce at, Logansport, Indiana, under tWo act of March 8. 1871). ' T . The Pharos-TrltDune-'est;, 184,1 The Press-.eut. 1921 The Sunday Phiwos-'JMbuno & Tjog-anspol't Press'. lOc per copy Sunflay. The Pharos-Tribune Bve- nlns & Sxinday 40o per -week &• the Tjogansport Press niornlns & Sunday 40o per:week by carrier In liogansport, and'outside T.ouansport By mail on rural routes In C&s.s, Carroll, 3Tultbn, Pulaski, Miami '& "White cuun- ticH, eacli paper $J.2.00.poi* year; a.]] i other countiea In Indiana $1A, 00 per year. Outside Indiana. .J18.00 per year, AH mail subscriptions payable In advance. No mail subscriptions sold -where- over carrier service 'Is maintained. • .•-•.- . • Inland Newspaper < Representatives of interest, For Berger owned stock in the Shea Chemical Corp. of Baltimore which sold fertilizer lo the Agriculture Department. ' under Eisenhow- Defense of companies when government. But Berger,: at the lime, admitted lo Jack Anderson that cent his stock. He also that Shea Chemical had done business with the Agriculture Department. "I have done nothing wrong," he said. Bergsir was also reported as favoring a huge windfall for the big soap and margarine manu- factuirers whereby 4,000,000 pounds of- surplus vegetable oils, held by Commodity Credit, would be sold at three cents a..pound under market prices, thereby giving the soap and margarine manufacturers a tremendous saving while depressing the price of butter paid to farmers. ' Note—Commercial Solvents, the company which is so heavily involved with Billie Sol Estes, has a gilt-eidged list of directors, including Jeremiah Milbank, Jr., director of the Chase Manhattan Bank; Austin Igleheart, director of both Chase Manhattan and General Foods; and Monroe C. Gutman, chairman of the Lehman Corp. executive committee. These are big Wall Street Republicans who apparently didn't know any i. Now you're playing on the same team of donkeys. As al- .ways, politics has more allies than friends. Letter to a Colyumist: "Dear Sir: I am reading a book called 'The Murders' written by Harry J. Anslinger, U. S. Comm. of Narcotics (with Will Oursler), Which tells that Louis (Lepke) Buchaller (boss of Murder, Inc.), after being sought by Federal,. State and local authorities (as well as the mob), surrendered 'to you after a phone call from the underworld. '[ am writing lo ask would you be kind enough to reply and explain why Lepke gave himself up to you instead of authorities? I have wondered about this many times but have been unable to come up with a reasonable conclusion. Please clear up?—Edw. Bacany, 223 East 80th St., N. Y. C." I was the Goat-Belween . . . Lepke's intimates (knowing of my friendship with the FBI) used me hoping to arrange a "deal." (No soap). After 3 ! /£ weeks of rendezvous with Murder, Inc. tycoons (one question for G-Man Hoover nightly) Mr. Buchaller came in at ., . , all divorced. Do you put them in the sams class as Mrs. Kennedy? Shame on you!" lke ' s Mamie ifi divorced? Shame on y° u / From Greg Baub:er ' Iawyer: "This might help you fill a column some day when you have a toothache or you don't feel Like Doing A Column. The greatest advice a Father can give his ^son. 'Never play curds with a man called Dad. Never eat at a restaurant called Mom's. And never ever go with a girl, who ha:s more problems tlian you have." "Dcai- Mr. W: A million thankx. To me it's a modern miracle that a common mortal like me can just write you a cold letter and you care enough to print it. Such as setting the record straight about who wrote ths song 'Just Say I Love Her.' I love you for it.-Ma:rtin Kalminoff, 392 CWP, N. Y. 0." ' ( Then why did Jack Val (and COBS. K-COasL son Sq. Park where I wailed in my car. The FBI had authorized me lo announce on the air and , hen Sam Ward? All of will have to get bert," he said, "I'll have to admit l° m «! raio " s Mo IKi newspaper that you outgunned me. I didn't «* see -"g the A <^ M 8 r - ctkVTtrm^ aiifS , A !' J«* h GHtovn, (Thur,eve) of the American Legion; is the lead lo The Cocoa ' iul - Grov <> for "Stan seems interested In all the things that I'm interested in *xcebt cna—and thafs me!" IM 114 National Aav«rt!«lne "Come in—the popch light's on the blink." from Texas than did Secretary Agriculture Orville Freeman. Daddy of Educational TV .When President, Kennedy- signed the law providing for, federal subsidies for educational television- the other day, Sen. Warren Magnuson -(D., Wash,), author of tha bill, remarked; "Mr. President, you voted for this bill twice when you were in the Seriate. Now you're making it law. - ( ; "There's one guy who isn't here who -really' deserves credit for this bill," Magnuson, added, ."and that's Lyndon Johnson." Magnuson referred to the fact that nix. years ago, Leonard Marks; an attorney formerly- with the Federal Communications Commission,' had come to. Johnson, then? a Senator, and urged him to- help, provide the nation with itd'ucational TV. 'Working with Magnuson, Senator Johnson then put a TV-bill through the Senater-only to have it blocked in the; House.. This. year Magnuson pushed it again. ; It parsed' the House, became -law, and was signed by' the President. After the signature, 'Kennedy handed the pen to Mjag- nuson,! who, however, .handed it to private attorney- Marks. "Yo,i4;re 'the real 'father 'of'edu- caliriniSd* TV," he said. ..' The j• Congressman who will probably run high -man in Ala- 'bama's free-for-all, statewide Congrcissional race, is Albert Rains,! author of. the 'Kennedy Housitlg Bill. Rains putmaneuver- ed thcl Republican-Dixicrat coalition ijo successfully in passing last year's Housing, Bill that Rep. Howard Smith, the Virginia Dixie- crat, i congratulated him. "Al- for the 5100,000,000 UN issue . . . Ambassador Jerry Wadsivorlh, Eisenhower's' expert envoy to the United Nations, lias sent a copy of his new important book, "The Price of Peace," lo Premier Khrushchev with this inscription: "To Chairman Nikita Khrushchev, in the hope that some day the situation of .true understanding may obtain." Wadsworth, a 6-ft., 6-in. diplomat,' is the man- whom Khrushchev playfully hugged during UN talks in New Underwood, the Only Other Woman in my sinful life ... To our Editors at the Mirror: Been so bizzy with Runyon Fund, bal'lgatnes 'and trying to get':tiore than 4 hours slumber. a night, we haven't had a chance to enjjy. our competitors' col- yums. .5o pod'n any stale skewps, quips, gags, elc, (On 2nd thawt; Forget it. That's Rose's soft-job anyhow). LAFF-A-DAY © Itlng Feature! Syndlcnte, Inc.. HC2, World righto nmn« i W I just retocmibeved wiiat toe static

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