Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on May 27, 1962 · Page 7
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 7

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, May 27, 1962
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SUNDAY, MAY 27,1962 THE PHAROS-TRDBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPORT. INDIANA PAGE SEVEN PeopIe^SwarmTo California LOS ANGELES (AP) - Westward they come, following the sun. They see the flowing billboards in Iowa. They listen in goggle- eyed rapture to expatriate Easterners who claim that living in Southern California is like dying and going to heaven. They read with open-mouthed avidity about the, delights of ,sin in- San Fran cisco. . . They come here at the rate of slightly more than one a minute, 1,500 a clay, -10,000 a week, 40,000 a month and a half-million a year —nearly enough to populate a city the size of San Francisco. They are part of a great mass migration—a movement that began midway in,the 19th century when they discovered gold in Northern California—and couldn't keep it quiet. Statisticians charting the population explosion estimate that California will surpass New York Dec. 21 as the most populous state in the Union, • On that date California's population will surge past 17 million, they predict, and will nearly dou- ole by 1980 to more than 30 million. The newcomers know all about the Golden State, that fabled horn of plenty gleaming with unending treasures: 158,693 square miles of bustling cities, emerald-carpeted valleys, snow-laden mountains, sunbaked desert, sea-washed coastal towns, towering foresi and movie stars, millionaires and missile bases. They prefer to ignore certain other thing: That California can be indifferent and'Cruel as well as beautiful; ' That California also is wrackec by occasional earthquakes, landslides, floods, forest fires anc droughts; Thta the ployglot tidal wave o. newcomers has creked grievou problems in the big cities, where urban dwellers gasp and gripe about polluted air, soaring taxes dwindling water, rising unemployment and crime, congested roads and overcrowded schools and hospitals; That much of California's 1,200 miles of coastline—is littered with broken bottles and beer cans cluttered with hot-dog stands anc billboards,' menaced by heedless teen-agers and tarnished by hel- ter-skelter planning; That California gets nearly one out of every four federal dollars ernment contracts dwindle, aircraft, missile and electronics •companies lay off as many as 2,000 workers a month.. In short, all that glitters is no1 gold in the Golden State. Many thoughtful Californians are wondering whether the rewarc of progress is worth the numbers game. Does : size equal stature? Does bigness mean greatness? When it comes to bragging or complaining, California, surfeitec with boosters and knockers, takes a back seat to no one. The boosters will tell you: Orange County, adjacent to Los Angeles County, is the fastest growing county in the nation; Fresno County in.central California leads the nation for the llth straight year in agriculture; there are so many cars in Los Angeles «ouhty, about 3.5 million, that every man, woman and child can spring simultaneously into autos without anyone having to sit in a. back seat. San Francisco, ignoring Los Angeles' freeway ' frenzy and clinging to its cable cars, is a sunwashed white diamond in a be jeweled necklace O f cities clustered , about San Francisco Bay;' all the ships in the world could be harbored in the bay. Los Angeles' population has increased 400 per cent since 1919, its industrial work force by 700 per cent in the same period, employing more than 800,000 in 17,000 plants and closing'in on Chicago as the No. 2 industrial area oE the nation. What. is the price? Let the knockers "tell you: Once there were lovely orange and lemon groves throughout the Los . Angeles basin, now they're cut up for freeways and row upon row of housing tracts. Once Los Angeles.had a loyely area known as Bunker Hill, and now they're tearing down crumbling, yet charming, gabled Victorian mansions to make room for concrete office buildiings, cubicles that look like huge rabbit hutches. Once you could see 'the lovely island of Catalina, 22 miles west of Los Angeles, and mountains on three sides; now a stinking, red. dish-gray smog, that blight the soul as well as sear the eye and threaten the lungs, blankets the city. Once that superbly sinful city of San Francisco abounded in views of hills, bridges and bayfront; now they're building 250 million worth of impersonal freeways. Throughout California's booming cities, you hear about new industry and new jobs, but consider that five thousand new jobs means new classrooms for per- hap 15,000 kids, ' more roads, more sewers, beefed-up police anc fire protection; more special assessment districts, more property taxes. Still they pile pell-mell ml California's crowded cities. What is LA like? It's a combination of Levittown, Pittsburgh Flatbush, Otlumwa, Iowa, Scarsdale, Black and Spanish .Harlem and, for tired tourists and fringe members of the entertainment industry, a touch of those two delightful suburban communities ir Biblical Mesopotamia—Sodom and Gomorrah. But for the most part—and this distresses sin-seekers tired-of the Sunet Strip and outlying coffee houes—>LA really is a dull town, particularly at night. Angelenos drive 30, 40 or even 60 miles to work on bumper-to- bumper freeways. When the. aver- to drive elsewhere for an evening's entertainment, he is more than happy' to settle for a cold dinner or a warm beer. LA has 1-271H of the nation's population—and l-10th of America's serious crime. LA is first in rape, non-negligent manslaughter and burglary. It is second only to New York in narcotics crime, second in stolen cars and third in. homicide. About 93.7 per cent of the city's 335,000 Negroes are crammed into .a single district in the center of town —and a Negro leader recently Washington Twp. Awards Day Held The Awards - Day .Program iighlighi;ed the day at Washington ToWnship High School Wednesday. Listed are- the various awards: Dedication of , the Yearbook: Mrs. Donald Baumann; Kroger Science Achievement Award: Tom Small; D.A.R. Senior A.ward:' Mary Martin; Senior .Citizenship Award: Charles Cottrell and Nancy Wilson; Senior Service Award: Doris Kiesling and Tom Small. American Legion 8th Grade Award: .Jeanne Kiesling and Tom 'risman; Outstanding Math and Science Achievement: Tom'Small; National Math Award: Waily Zollman; Scholarship Awards:' Pat Brunei-, Tom.Small, Chris O'Donnell, Harold Bruner, Jerry'Slusser, Pam Koch, Martha Jay, Wally Zollman; NEDT Awards: Pat Richason, Jerry Slusser, Barb Downham, Carolyn Vance. Senior FTA Medals: Charles Cottrell, Mike Ream, Mary Martin; Dramatics Award: Jim Raikes and Charles Cottrell; Editorship Awards: Mike Ream and Ruth Morgan; Senior FFA, Award: Richard Parm'eter; Algebra Award: Harold Bruner and Christina Spitznogle; Senior Athletic Award: Tom Small, For outstanding work in County and District Judging 'Contests, trophies were presented to Chris Vance, Mike Ream, 'Jim Raikes, Tom Small, 'Ron Minnick, Don Howard, Phil Gremalspacher. Certificates were also presented to the officers of each class, each organization ; ' and '-the S t u d e n Council. Both "Varsity" and ",T-V ;> awards were presented to each of the athletes in the high school 'and junior high. A special trophy was presented to the champion 880. yard relay team composed of Phil Martin, Lloyd Cabiness, Larry Long, and Rich Razer. In addition to the awards, elections were held for the offices of Student Council President anc class presidents. Those elected are as follows:. Student Council: Jim Raikes; Senior Class: War.'l-y Zollman; Junior Class. Jerry Slusser; Sophomore Class: Susa'n Wilson; Freshman Class: Harold :Bruner. Reporter—Jim Raikes Scallions perk up many "dishes Slice them, green part and all and cook lightly in butter or mar garine; add them to : cooked green peas, wax. beans of snap beans Use finely cut scallibns in kidney bean and potato salads. . Royal Center Alumni Hear MSU Controller Ira Pulley, Michigan State Controller and Secretary of the Michigan Administrative board- spoke on . "Our Opportunities and Re- sponsibities in the Last Half of the Twentieth Century,' whert he appeared as guest speaker at the annual Alumni banquet in Royal Center'Saturday night. Pointing out that a person well informed on world events and one who is active on the political scene is a good American, Polley said is was his firm conviction that America needs not only a great deal more political participation by its citizens but also a better informed citizen body. Polley, a 1934 graduate of the Royal Center High School, majored in government, history and economics at Indiana and Minnesota universities and was a special student at the London School of Economics. He urged his listeners to inform themselves about the issues that peculiarly affect Americans and about those issues that affect everyone whcthfr they be school complained that segregated housing in LA is worse than in any Southern city. San Francisco has problems, too. The city—just call it that and everyone in California will know you mean San Francisco — leads the nation in its rate of suicide and alcoholism. LA suffers from lack of a central core, SF is all core: sun- washed houses only two inches apart, lonely people crowding against each other,- more unmarried people living alone, per capita, than in any other urban area. teachers , farmers, .coopbratior executives or industrial workers Polley said, "Education .is no a luxury. Its a necessity." Hi added, "I am genuinely alarmec about ,the youngsters who now drop out of high school. I am alarmed because I have the dreadful fear that in the nex 10 or 20 years they may become practically speaking 1 , permanently unemployed." He continued, ."I express thi belief that all of us ; should obtaii as much education as we can s we will be able to participate in our civic lives as .informed citi zens. We as citizens], need to reai Ihe serious articles in the news papers in order to keep abreas of developments in our state, th nation and the world."' Polley concluded his 30 minut lalk with, "It seems to me lha the public does not focus sharplj and consistantly upon public is sues. I'm afraid that most of, u have a far better underslandin of baseball and football and sen sational crimes than we do abou celebrated developments in ant trust. It seems to- me that know more about Elizabeth Taj lor and Richard Burton than w do about Robert Oppenheimer o Jonas Salk, and we know mor about the Caryl Chessman cas than we know about .the Unite States Supreme Court decisio relating to the apiportionment o the Tennessee Legislature." Policy's address was delivere before'450 graduates, their wive and husbands, in the auditorium of the high school, . A dance followed the banqui and address. Green Dinosaurs PopularDino Invade Our Area Beach Toy -only$j89 at our Sinclair Service Station RETAIL VALUE $3.98 '• Seems like every youngster loves the Dinosaur Beach Toy. • Real fun in the water —in a swimming pool, lake, at the beach. • Fun in the yard, in th<5 house, at the playground, everywhere! • ;4 feet long. Inflates easily. Made of tough Vinyl plastic. DRIVE IN AND SEE US TODAY! MIKE'S AUTO SERVICE 12th St. and Erie Ave. - > JIM LUTES SERVICE iSTA. Royal Center, Ind,' '. '' JACK BELL SERVICE STA. i Burlington Av«. and Main Sl|, John Sprinkle Service Sta. Walton, Ind. ! Wm. SALLEE SERVJCESTA. -i , • Cicott and Market JOSEPHINE LOWMAN Daily Diary Reveals That Exercise Often Overlooked The following is the diary of many women on many days, or reasonable facsimile. It it. ap-j jlies'to you, it is'entirely coincidental! The clock breaks: the early morning peace with its alarm at about.6:30, or 7 'a.m. There fnl- ows a, mad scramble while the children :and father • dress-. and he mother '• prepares breakfast.' There are, of course,' those last minute, desperate cries for help when someone cannot locate something. This period is a small, >ut not dangerous, hurricane, which is usually over about 8 or 8:30. : .• The, mother settles down .for a ittle breather with a cup of cof- :ee and the newspaper. She ;hinks, "Today I WILL do my exercises! I simply must! I can't stand that roll over my girdle and, anyway, my thighs are get- ,ing flabby." Interruptions Soon she. attacks her housework, plans 'meals'and makes out her grocery list. She had planned to do her exercises before dressing to go to a meeting'of a committee, but three telephone calls, two salesmen, the electric light meter reader and a run in her stocking make this impossible. She dashes for her meeting, on the way she slops by school to drop off a theme one child had written and forgotten and some raincoats since it .ys getting cloudy,'and arrives at'the meeting breathless. Susie; her, besl friend, talks her into stopping for a quick lunch. • "Oh well, I will just have ( time to do my marketing and pick up my, youngest and be ready for my foursome of bridge when they arrive. I will have time to do my exercises between bridge and dinner." - - ' The last rubber drags out, the boy comes to collect for the paper. She is suddenly jarred by remembering that this is Boy Seoul night and dinner will have to be early. She sighs, "I can still d those exercises just before going t» sleep." Sho's Determined This woman is truly determinec because she is boi:ed with tha roll over the-girdle/She has a "do or die" spirit. She puts on her shorts, preparing for exercise when she hears something like a snort from the bed. Her husbanc says, "For heaven's sake, you Josephine Lowman suggests doing exercises the first tiling in the morning, are not' going, to exercise,at this time of! night are you? You have had al!| day to exercise and I have toj get SOMK sleep." Her :jnorale is weakened anyway. She thinks, "Tomorrow is another; day. I will do my exercises tljen." She rushes through her face cleansing, hurriedlj brushes| her hair and teeth and drops,into bed. Mayfcie the first thing in the morning, just after the' family has left, is the best time for some women) The TIME of exercise is an individual matter. Take it al the tirrle most convenient, when you arts most likely to do it. The value tjf jjour exercises remains the saijie regardless of when you do them. "1 don't know why John insists on saving for a rainy day. It's the worst kind of d iy to get out ." and spend the monoy!* Golden Age To' Iristoll Officers At -Dinner June 1 The Golden Age club will convene Friday, June 1, at the YWCA annex for a covered-dish dinner at 12:30 p.m. Mrs. Jeanette Meinzer, YWCA executive director, will install the following officers; Mrs, Inez Brunejj;raff, presiednl; Miss Virginia Bradfield, vice;presidenl; Mrs. Anna Duckworth, secretary; and Mrs. Adah Eckstein, treasurer. Mike Kraft, a Pharos Tribune reporter, will give a talk on historical newspapers, followed with a ; film of the old ' Williamsburg Gardens. "Call up all the mothers! The kid* are playing follow the leader with Sweetie Pie again!" It is only.proper that we should pause on this day to honor the many men who have died that freedom might live. Let us remember our .war dead in the mosir, fitting way possiblfe ... by striving ceaselessly for a lasting peace, that they shall not have died in vain. Schmidt Coal Co. Dewey and Freda Schmidt

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