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Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, May 27, 1962
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PAGE SK THE PHAROS-TRUKJNE and L0GANSPORT PRESS, I.OGANSPOET. INDIANA SUNDAY, MAY 27,1« Unique Chairman In Pulaski And Fulton Dr; Halleck Served For 20 Years WINAMAC - "If people with other responsibilities refuse to take part in politics, then our system ot government is bounc to fail. That is why I am willing lo take Ihe time and a lot of hard knocks." ' With these words, Dr. Harolc J. Halleck, brother of House Minority Leader Charles A. Halleck, explained why he had been willing to spend 20 of, his 59 years as chairman of the Republican party in Pulaski county. Doctors ordinarily don't have time to be • politicians too, bul both Dr. Halleck and Dr. Dean Stinson of neighboring Fulton county are playing this unique double role. Triple role probably would be more accurate, for both of them also have farms. Dr. Halleck has operated every type of 'farm machinery on his 460' acre farm, although he hasn't •taken an active part in farming "during the last five years. . DR. HALLECK first was elected GOP chairman in May, 1936, serving until June, 1942, when he resigned to enter the army medical corps. He was a lieutenant- colonel in World War II, serving as division surgeon with an fan,try* unit in Europe. Pulaski county had had three GOP chairmen in the short time before he returned and resumed the chairmanship in 1946. He served until 1952, when Lester Wilson, his protege, was elected. One term was enough for Wilson, so Halleck resumed the chairmanship in 1954, the position he has held ever since. : Before he became county chair, man, Dr. Halleck, handled the Campaign for the special election in January, 1935, which first sent his brother to congress. HE ACKNOWLEDGED that a desire to look after "Charlie's interests" in the second district has influencel his long political acreer. "However, I've lold him repeatedly that he'd run better if I didn't have the county chairmanship because I make enemies in patronage matters and they take it out by voting •against Charlie," Dr. Halleck .! commented. He .asserted that the Republican party has had< top'notch people as committeemen over the years. "The type of people you Dr. Harold J. Halleck, Pulaski county lican chairman, leafs through a medical magazine in his home while holding in his right hand a gavel used by his brother, Congressman Charles A. Halleck, when he presided as permanent chairman at the 1960 Republican national convention. (Staff [iholo) don't mind being county chairman for—dedicated people who aren't looking for hand-outs. "A county chairman's main duty to his organization is to try lo use his influence to encourage" ligh type .people to run for office. I believe that .is the key to the success of the Republican party in Pulaski county," he said. ACCORDING' TO Dr. Halleck, Pulaski county is slightly Democratic, but on only two occasions since 11)36 have the Republicans ,ost control of the board of commissioners, and each lime it was :or only two years. There hasn't aeen a Democratic commissioner elected for a second term in all ;hat time, he recalls. ' Dr. Halleck is bitterly opposed 5 President Kennedy's "medi- bill. tlie beginning wedge and after while they'll I lave control of the whole medical >rogram like they have in Eng- and, where the doctors are lamstrung," he said. "I want lo do what little I can to stem the tide of socialism n 'the United States." He'believes'this will be a good rear for the Republicans and predicts that the Indiana GOP will gain one new congressman in the fifth district, "People, resent it when a man is counted out like Chambers w,as two years ago," he declared. THIS YEAR for the first time Dr. Halleck is going to be a delegate to the state convention of his party, He has a two-fold purpose in wanting to be on the convention floor. "We've got Al Casl in the race for Superintendent of Public Instruction and' I want to get him nominated," Ihe said. He also has a political score to settle with Ihe state party faction that tried to beat him and his brother two years ago. Dr, Halleck and his noted brother ..inherited Iheir inlerest in politics from their parents, both of whom were atlorneys. The youngest graduate of Indiana university medical school in • his class, Dr. Halleck began practicing medicine in Winamac 35 years ago, in 1927. HE WAS elecled coroner in 1928 and 1930 but lost the office in the Democratic landslide of 1932. He was county health officer and had been a member of the Winamac school board nine years when he MONDAY and TUESDAY. SPECIAL POTATO CHIPS BOILED HAM GROUND BEEF itAWGE-JF WM-JYBLLOW-'RI RE BANANAS LEMONADE Van Camp [ PORK and BEANS large V Grade EGGS 69 We Reserve the Right to limit Quantities STORE HOURS Daily 8 a.m. to 6 ip.m. Fridays 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Charcoal Briquettes Closed Memorial Day IBBERAlNIDWINE TO CARRY OUT resigned both jobs to enter the service in 1942. He has for nine years held an honorary job as a member of the Indiana World War Memorial Commission, the bipartisan group which has been engaged in a controversy with Governor Welsh recently over the use of the Memorial by the Indiana Civil Liberties Union. Dr. and Mrs. Halleck just returned home the first of May from their second trip to Europe since World War II. All three of their children are married. An active member of the Winamac Kiwanis club, Dr. Halleck served as its president in 1940. He'll probably continue his rolS as his brother's assistant! in the second district for many years to come despite his busy medical practice. * • Marine Team To Thailand WASHINGTON CAP) — Another 1,800-iman Marine battalion landing team has been put aboard 7th Fleet ships to replace the one landed in Thailand,' Pentagon sources said Saturday. This makes readily .possible quick reinforcement of U.S., forces in Thailand . if. an. emijrgency arises: • It is standard procedure to keep •a Marine 'battalion at sea with Ihe 7th Fleet's operating forces. But the Navy and Marine. Corps appeared to have moved wilhl unusual speed to fill up Ihe forward- deployed elements cruising: in waters offi Communist-endangered Southeast Asia. . The converted carrier ., Valley Forge, now used as a helicopter base for Marines, and |accom. panying transports whicN carry heavy weapons, supplies a:nd am. munilon for a battalion, ; apparently headed back for Gkinawa iromeditaely upon putting the 3rd Battalion of the 9th Regiment ashore. At Okinawa, the 1st Battalion of the 3rd Regiment, reinforced into an 1,800-man team, quickly embarked and the ships steamed out at once, to rejoin elements of the 7th Fleet. That force 'is presumed, lo be operating in the South-China Sea and along approaches to (he Gulf of Siam, within easy .reach of Thailand 'and 'South.Viet Nam for both. • ships and carrier -based planes" and helicopters. The 1st Battalion Landing Team is commanded'. By Lt. Col. Fred F. Harbin, 52-year-old, native Statesville, NIG., and veteran of Pacific campaigning in'' World War II. ••'••• The Jbattalion now afloat has the same foeefrup of men and equipment. . as that now deployed in Thailand at - Udbn, close '| to the border of'Laos.' It consists of artillery, tanks, ; a , rifle. battalion, trucks, amphibious tractprs — amounting to a self-contained and self-supporting force. . 1 The Army has its 1,200-inan 1st Battle Group from the 2!5th Infantry Division 'based riearJKhorat at a junction of rail, air and road routes which lead both northeastward and eastward towarjd Thailand's border with Laos, '! The group had. gone into That land several weeks ago ( |to participate in joint training 1 maneuvers with other forces | of the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization. ' ; An Army spokesman said that unless and until a decision is made to keep the 1st Battlje Group in Thailand for a prolonged paripd there will be no move t| fill up Army strength back in Hawaii. 'There is likelihood thai tht total 5,000-man U.S. force of.Am Marines and air .units will'.grow I beyond that figure. •• ; Dr. Stinson Party Chief Since 1953 ROCHESTER - Why does a busy doctor take the time to serve as a political party chairman when his life is hectic enough without taking on the added worries of" political leadership? Dr, Dean Stinson, just back from surgery at .Woodlawn hospital, swung around in his office chair to explain why he has been willing to serve as Fulton county Republican chairman since 1953. "The only way we're going to clean up our government is to have responsible citizens^ in it from precinct committeeman on up," he said. "That's the reason I accepted the job when it was offered to me.-^ • ' "MY FATHER and grandfather taught me that it is our duty to do what we are asked to do for our government. If the better class of people will get into politics and drop,the idea that it's dirty business, we'll have a much better government. Dr. Stinson is one of those rare politicians who never seeks any political plums for himself despite the fact that his county has been consistently in the Republican column. "That's the reason the precinct committeemen keep me in as county chairman," he chuckled. "They know they have a better chance of gettng poltical jobs because I can't take any." "Doc" Stinson, now 56, was no stranger to politics when he took over the party helm from Dean Neff upon the latler's resignation to assume the postmastership in 1953. He had been Fulton county coroner since 11134, and his father, the late Dr. Arthur (Dick) Stinson, previously had been coroner for 20 /years until the Roosevelt landslide of 1932. He and his father also were "doctoring" most of the precinct leaders .when they asked him to become party chairman. A GRADUATE of I.U. Medical School, Dean started .practicing medicine in Rochester in 1930. His father, who died four years ago, had been practicing since 1903. Dr. Stinson is strongly opposed to President Kennedy's attempt to tie hospital care to social security. "Nobody in our county is going without medical care," he declared. "Sometimes we're not paid for it, but I'd rather have it that way than have the government Dr. Dean Stinson, Fulton county GDI' chairman, writcit out a prescription for a patient in his Rochester office decorated with family and political pictures. At the top is an autographed photo of Former President Eisenhower wlilch he received in 1956. (Staff photo) tell me what:I can do and what I can't do. "The government can't give you anything without first taking it away from you," he warned. "As far as I'm concerned, Kennedy's a dictator," Dr. Stinson charged. "He's continually grabbing for more .power. I'm thoroughly against him having power to either raise or lower taxes. That's the business of congress." DR. STINSON believes we can expect more dictatorship "if we don't quit asking the state and national governments for handouts." It's lime for the local governments to tako over and it's also time for the ipeople to be showing genuine concern about the huge national dsbt, in the opinion of this veteran doctor. He also believes the Social Security system! should be run just like insurance. People should^ be permitted to retire at 60 or" 65 or 70 with- the size of their monthly payments determined by when they retire, in his opinion. Dr. Stinsotii believes that Republican prospects this year are belter than they were two years ago. 'WE'VE GOT to have Charlie Halleck and: Homer Capehart back in," he said Halleck as House Minority leader can help head off the socialistic trend in our government, and regardless of whaii the Democrats say, Capehart is a very good senalor." Dr. Sitinson will be going to the GOP slate convention next month with the determination to get two second district candidates nominated. One is Fulton county's own J. Van Brown, running for judge of the state appellate court, and the other is District Chairman Alvin Cast, candidate for stale superintendent of public instruction. The second district member of the state platform" commillee, Dr. Slinson will go to Indianapolis on Saturday, June 16, for another meeting of that committee. He will stay there until the conven- lion ends on the afternoon of June lit. LIKE HIS fellow physician county chairman, Dr. H. J. Halleck, Dr. Stinson is a Kiwanian and has farms to look after along with all of his other duties. He also is a member of the Masonic, Elks, Moose, and Odd Fellowu lodges, the Scottish Rite, the Shrine and part of the York Rite. He and his wife have six' ehiL drcn and 12 grandchildren so this unusual doctor - politician also must find somo time in his busy life for his family. And he does, as is evident from the pictures that cover his office walls, Wampler Resigns Post With WVIC WASHINGTON (AP)-President Kennedy has accepted the resignation of Fred Wamplcr of Tefre Haute, Ind., from the Wabash Valley Interstate Commission. In announcing the action, the While House said Wampler, a Democrat, resijmed because he is running for Congress. He was elected 6th District congressman in 1938, was defeated for reelection in 196 J, and was nominated on the Democratic ticket again in the primary earlier this month. MEET MONDAY The SPEBSQ!!A will meet at 8 p.m. Monday at the Chamber of Commerce, K'9 Fifth street, Wally Felty, vice president, will be in charge. Cover green peppers with boiling water and boil three to five minutes before stuffing and. baking. NEIGHBORHOOD NUISANCE! The smoke and odors of outdoor I/turners annoy neighbors. * There's a better way to dispose of trash and garbaye. 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