The Pharos-Tribune Editorial Comment. • The Late Henry Marshall . . Secretary of Agriculture Oryille ;-L. Freeman had said that much inf.or- .mation about Dillie Sol Estes' operations had died' with Henry Marshall, chief of production adjustment in '•Texas for the Agricultural Stabiliza- '.tion and Conservation Office.. Mar-' -; shall had died,of five bullet Wounds' •last year while he was looking into Estes' cotton allotments. 'His death : was pronounced a suicide without an •autopsy. , A, five-man team of specialists have now performed an autopsy and their verdict is that-death could.not have been self-inflicted, Four bullets had gone through'the body and a fifth lodged in it. It was impossible for a man to shoot himself again and again "with a bolt-action .22 rifle. Wounded and dying, he would have had to work " the bolt of the rifle and pull the trigger after each shot. As his widow had. "maintained, he was not the type. Freeman is so agitated by the case, that he. has begun a series of . daily briefings to keep the press in•formed. In the first, he announced the ; virtual blacklisting of Estes 1 eleva- .tors by the withdrawal of 42 million /bushels of federally owned grain worth $50 million from his warehouses. And he emphasized that the United • States has not lost a nickel through Estes' operations. ' Now that it has been established that the, government's agent who first suspected Estes' get-rich-quick opera- tions met a violent death in pursuit of. his duties, the Government's obligation becomes a much greater one than simply to save money. Its integrity is at stake. It must ascertain how Marshall lost his life and to see that the offender pays the penalty. The Price of Government While President Kennedy lays down guidelines for labor and management not to raise wages and prices to inflationary levels, he has done nothing to restrain the rise in the price of government. The President fixed three conditions -for a balanced budget. One is all but lost, his demand for higher postal rates. Another is'dubious, hiis stricter controls of agriculture, especially of feed grains. The third is yet to be judged, the,growth of the economy to. the predicted level of $570 billion; Together, they can only mean a deficit. And that will,add to the cost of the Federal government this year. Estimates are this cost will reach $109 billion, not the $92 billion budget figure. The difference is made up both of the expected deficit and of appropriated money that does not show up in the budget. Fast as the' Federal budget is growing, the-state and local governments ' are not far' behind it. Between them,-they are spending $53 billion this year. That makes, the'total expenditure for government on all levels $162 billion. That would be' a little more than two out 'of every" seven dollars of gross national income, even if the $570 billion rate is achieved this year. At $162 billion, every man, worn-, an and child is taxed nearly $900 a , year for government expenditures. That compares.with the average per capita personal income of $2,223 for the country as a whole according to the last available report, for 1960, by the Department of Commerce. It leaves each individual $1,323 a. year to live on. Of course, those are average figures. Some people are much tetter off, many are worse off. But it is bad enough for'either. What is worse, it is rising steadily. And there seems to be no way to stop it. For politicians of both parties outdo each other,, not in how to economise, but in promises of more and more handouts and services, all of which add to the cast of government. •• It would take a taxpayer's revolt, and one is overdue, if the rise in the cost of government is to be halted. AMERICAN SUCCESS FORMULA, In the Past •One Year Ago • Paul Hayden, 17, of Wheatland ave.,..was involved in a motor scooter accident at Twenty- first and.Broadway at 11 p.m. Saturday. ' Dedication of Soldiers arid Sailors monument •in •LoganspCirt's^Ml Hope, cemetery '• was a unique.event:74 : .years ago., .. .;: : .Ten Years, Ago • P'atienito*be taken back., . Sheriff Claude Berkshire received' authorization,.from state jvelfare administrator to return women 'escapee to Nb'rristowh,' Pennsylvania,, state:'hospital, • June '.draft calls : were lower* ••.-.-• , •• '.-,. -.. -• Twenty Years Ago A son was.'bohv, to Mr:-',ahd>;M'rs. Mac Bowyer, 507 Plum st., in Cass* county.'-hospital. Round steak'was, 35 cents : :per'pound; hamburger was selling it 19 cents >-a-pound; pork chops were 31 cents a pound and beef roast was 21 cents a pound. „ Fifty Years Ago . Miss Mary Mahaffie returned from a trip to southern Indiana. Otto Geyer was released from St. Joseph hospital where he had been treated for a jaw Pharos '*-: Flashes Tribune By Pharos-Tribune News Staff Most Logan-land residents watched the terrific downpour of rain Saturday from dry, comfortable homes. But 20 boys and four men of local Scout troop 7 were thoroughly soaked before the rain ended. They had started a canoe trip down the Tippecanoe river from Winamac to Camp Buffalo at 7 a.m. and before they had gone half,of the 26 miles they had two inches of water in Ihe canoes. They rode to. camp by truck, dried out, and returned to. the river to finish their trip. "There . wasn't a whimper from any of the boys; I was proud of them," said Carl Hooton, leader of the expedition. . Because their sleeping bags were too wet to use, the group returned home Saturday night instead of Sunday morning as planned. Atty. Gen. Robert Kennedy apparently doesn't have time to read all of the newspapers. He told a delegation of Hoosiers Saturday that Billie Sol Esles was arrested "before anybody was writing about .him." But the May 19 issue of Editor and Publisher magazine reported that Estes was not arrested by FBI agents until two months after a series of articles appeared in the Pecos, Tex,, Independent, exposing his fraudulent operations. When members of the Cass County Ministerial Association were reluctant to assume the responsibility for sponsoring the Red Cross Bloodmobile visit this month for fear they would fall far short of the quota, Dr. M. L. Robinson urged them to accept the challenge with the promise that his own church, the Baptist Temple, would provide 25 donors of the 125 needed. It actually provided 26 donors, while .the Ninth Street Christian church was second with 11, and Market Street Methodist third with I). The clergymen missed their quota by only one pint. The mail who provided the sotuid system for a special program presented recently by a local organization said he was appalled at the difficulty the chairman experienced in finding someone to give the invocation. He said he saw the chairman ask at least a dozen people and 'each one turned him down. The sound engineer then volunteered to give the prayer himself and did a fine job, too, without any preparation other than that gained through faithful church attendance. We know a young Logansport couple who have come up with a unique graduation gift for a high school senior. If he goes to college, he will receive a stipulated amount of money each month during the school year without any strings attached. But, in the second year he must maintain a certain average in his college grades, o^ out the window goes the spending money. ' Logansport high'School's Good Government Day activities last week gave students a good opportunity to become acquainted with the workings of the, city .government. The meeting of'.the student "city council" Friday afternoon was especially well-conducted and was marked by good debate between council members within the framework of parliamentary procedures. -The six ordinances enacted by the council covered installation of stop lights al Market and Thirteenth Streets and Broadway and Fourteenth St., a more lenient curfew law, a resurrection of the urban renewal program,'funds for a youth,center, a new fire truck and pay raises for firemen, and no detention of students in school after 3:30 p.m. Summer vacation for school kids just isn't like it used to be. Time was when kids spent three months at leisure—a little fishing, a little swimming, maybe a soft job. But times have changed. Summer school popularity has boomed and now better than one third of the high school students in Logansport enroll. Those not in school are looking for good- 1 paying jobs. ' . ' On the Lighter Side . Donlt try to'tell the members of the local Sigma Phi Gamma sorority that the teenagers-are a.bunch of delinquents.,. They reported that all of the 1,031 teenagers who attended a recent record hop that.they sponsored were perfect ladies and gentlemen, The chaperons commented that they had never seen such a well behaved group. .We're proud of you, teenagers!-. ,, . LAFF-A-DMf By DICK WEST WASHINGTON (UPI) - Sen. Alexander Wiley, the leading philosopher of Chippewa, Falls, Wis., has . come forth with a message that I regard as nothing short of inspirational. ~ Speaking as a member of the Senate juvenile delinquency subcommittee, he opined that what we need to meet the challenges of our times are more "angry young men," Where, he asked, are the youths "burning with an unquenchable fire of patriotism, of creativeness, o'f a will to build a 'better world,' not just for themselves but for all humanity?" It may be that I am neither young nor angry enough to answer the call, but nevertheless I was stirred by Wiley's words. Launches Latest Campaign I had been thinking of doing something ,to help build a better world, and his statement has galvanized me into action. Sp without further hesitation, I hereby launch my 1862 campaign to stamp out singing-alonging. Let me make it clear that this has nothing to d o with my 1961 campaign to stamp out folk singing. Having failed so gloriously in that venture, I am now at peace with folk singing. My new ' -campaign is directed at the' so-called sing-along . cult, ' the high prie'st of which is Mitch. As long as singing-alonging was confirmed to a weekly television show, I had no quarrel with it. If people can try to harmonize •with a television set without feeling foolish, then live and let live. . What raises the practice to the •status of a national menace is the distribution of sing-along phonograph records. Sees Danger Clearly I first saw the clear and present danger of singing-alonging . several months ago at a party. I was cringing behind a bowl of ..cheese dip, -knowing that the moment was close at, hand when .the hostess' would suggest a game of charades:, ' ' , Instead, she made her way tri- timphantlyto- the' record cabinet, extracted. a long-playing disc and began passing out sheets of paper . printed with >song' lyrics; "Come on, N everybody," she called in' a train station soprano. "Let's have a sing-along." Sing-along records, I discovered that night, are carefully pitched'. ' beyond the range of party, guests, but not enough so 'as to' discourage them, from trying. Lester Pindle ruptured a' tonsil on "Home on the Range" and his wife hit' a note -during "Irish Eyes /ire. Smiling" that shattered -my 'highball glass. * In short, singing-alonging is the only form of television entertainment that can now be classed as a dangerous- weapon.' Reviews Of TV i Shows | By RICK DU BROW HOLLYWOOD (UPI)—The Kennedy administration's strategic use of television was spotlighted again Sunday with the seasonal finale of ABC's "Adlai Stevenson Reports." The American ambassador to the United Nations gave a sketchy "wrap-up" of its past session, with particular emphasis on U.S. accomplishments and hopes. Yet, though the. program was one of the' most worthwhile innovations of the past season, Sunday's offering, was disappointing because, of what it had promised in advance. An ABC press rclea.se had said Stevenson would "reply-to criticisms of the U.'N., the U.S. mission to the U.N. and himself." The program did not at all take this strong tack, except by the most liberal inference that his positive approach constituted a reply to critics. The matter of personal criticism never was taken up directly by host-producer •Arnold Michaelis. One of two conclusions seems apparent: —The press release was exaggerated, either through misinformation from'the makers of the show or unfortunate overstatement. —The advance billing was .correct, but those associated with the program decided it would be better to take a different approach. If the latter was the case, it was -unfortunate because the result was a mostly bland, antiseptic half-hour M of the usual generalisms, • • The main fault for this rests with Michaelis, who allowed his •admiration for Stevenson, and the U.N. to impair his effectiveness as an : interviewer. He was more in the nature of a straight man. His questions were set-ups. At one point, even ' Stevenson., seemed'aware of the lack of interviewer control after making a lengthy dissertation. "Forgive me for making a speech," he said. "Adlai Stevenson Reports" will be back next 'season. And it is certainly a fine service for the •ambassador to take time from his duties to keep the public informed. But one wishes that those who guide the show would remember that being labeled "educational television" is no excuse for putting on'a program in a less /attractive or stimulating manner tKan a commercial venture. Monday Evening, May 28, 1961. The Channel Swim: Jack E. Leonard and Dorothy Collins guest on Perry Como's NBC-TV show Wednesday ... Jack Carson appears on same network's "'Alfred Hitchcock .Presents" June 5 ... Susan Kohner and Ilka Chase star on CBS-TV's "Checkmate" June 6. Europeans in 12 nations watched . Scott Carpenter's orbital flight on television via a..tieup with NBC.... OBS-TV offers a one-hour special Wednesday on the 1962 elections . '.. Same, network uses the old "Brenner" series for summer reruns starting June 7. , Jack Kelly, of ABC-TV's defunct "'Maverick" series, stars in "The Music Man" at the Wharf Theatre in Monterey, Calif., starting July 30 ... Anthony George, of CBS- TV's cancelled "Checkmate," headlines "The Voice of the Turtle" at Chicago's O'Hare Theatre beginning June 21. Quotes in the News By United Press International ^WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration, reassuring the nation's mothers: : ' "Neither the radioactivity content of baby 'foods nor 'that of any other food or. class of food at present warrants any attempt by consumers to,purchase on the- basis of radioactivity content." MADRID—Generalissimo Francisco Franco, guaranteeing the future for Spaniards: "I will leave everything well arranged and guaranteed by the will o'f the • great s majority' of Spaniards ,.. and by the faithful ; and unconquerable guard of our •armed forces." '< . ' BBRILffN — West Berlin Mayor Willy Brandt, calling on . West. German police to shoot back at East German border guards fir-, ing on fleeing refugees: . ' "When a refugee.is fired upon it is attempted, murder. Everyone, not only a policeman, h'as the duly of preventing murder. Whoever allows. a murde'r, .to be committed is an accomplice." ffi Klin Tntarm Syndk«t<, Ine, 1052. World HibU "This is the moment I dread every month—the phone bill—" PHAROS-TRIBUNE Dull? (except Saturday* anil Holidays) doc per week dally and inndaj by carrier, $20.80 per ycnr In the city of Loganipart 40o ner week by carrier outside of Lognncport. By mnll un rural route* In Cn»», Carroll, White, Pnlaiikl, Fnlton and Miami co«tle*, •12.00 per yenrj ontalde trading area ana within Indlann. »14.OO pe» yean outside Indlann, $18,00'per year. 41] mail umb.crlpllon. payabl* In advance. No mall »nu«crlptlon. .old where carrier eervtc* l> maintained. •,. • Pharoe eatabiuhed ^$S£$]&^ 1 ^ c^atfffinSKa * BBOJr ** r e»tabll»ae* Journal mrtabllnhed ^™*^ I*Umn» 1849 1M «4 , 1MT Pnbllihed dally except' Saturday and holiday* by Pharoi-Trlbnn* Co., Inc, BIT Bait Broadway, Iioganxport, Indlann. Entered a* Mean* rln»» matter at the |H>»t office at LoEMn«port. Ind.. nnder the ait of • March 3. 187». • ' •• . '...-. • MEMllERl AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATION* AlfD UNITED PHBSS IKTKRNATIOKAX PHABOS-TXUBTJNH National AdTertl»ln« Ue»re*«tatlTM DREW PEARSON Merry-Go-Round WASHINGTON-All month, the world has witnessed a stream of human misery throwing itself • against the barbed wire surrounding Hong Kong, only to be thrown back again. Meanwhile, a Texas scandal has resulted partly from the fact that our warehouses are bulging with grain. This has not been a pretty picture to- our friends and enemies abroad,, On one hand, they see millions of people starving; on the other hand, millions of dollars made from storing grain. However, there is one important fact which the > American public doesn't know about, which modifies the picture of a miserly Uncle Sam hoarding his grain while millions are near starvation. This is the fact that we are already feeding half the refugees of Hong Hong—500,000 people. Very quietly last February, George McGovern, former congressman from South Dakota, now head of the Food for Peace Committee, went to Hong Kong and arranged for stepped-up food shipments. So today all the refugees who need food are getting it, through school lunches, direct distribution centers, or, charity organizations. The British had . specifically asked the United Slates not to advertise this feeding program. Their relations with Red China arc delicate. However, the fact remains that 34,000,000 pounds of American • food was distributed in Hong Kong last year, and the total will be considerably greater this year. Note—McGovern has been considering the possibility of erecting food kitchens along the border in order to feed the refugees who have been trying to get past the barbed - wire barricades around Hong Kong, but so far has rejected the idea. Both he and the British fear food kitchens would merely serve as a, magnet to attract more swarms of pople from China's starving interior. Food For Red China When President Kennedy dropped his laconic statement at last • week's press conference that the United States had not been asked to feed Red China, it was a deliberate diplomatic hint. The President is ready to pour American food into China wifh no strings attached—if the Chinese government requests it or even if a definite request is made through a third party, Once before, however, the United States got burnt when the American Red Cross made a food overture to China, and the Pei- ping government snarled back , with a blunt, haughty tunwfown. Peiping accused us of playing politics. This time the President will not let_any bona fide appeal from the Chinese go unanswered, but he wants to make sure it's bona fide. Pearson's Predictions Here are events I predict will make headlines in the weeks to come: —On the next space flight, the astronaut will stay up for six orbits and come down to the Pacific instead of the Atlantic. His capsule will also be snared in midair by air force planes. . —Richard Nixon will revert to the "Old Nixon" and wage a rocking, socking, no-holds-barred campaign for the California governorship. He nas already ordered agents to dig up any possible dirt on Gov. Pat Brown.) —Premier -Khrushchev will attend another United Nations session this fall. While he is in the United States, he will get together with President Kennedy for an informal summit meeting. —The Russians will^send a pas : senger around the moon and back before the end of the year. The passenger will be a dog, —A Weslchester county,'N. Y., grand jury will indict highway consultants for allegedly overcharging New York State ?1,800,COO. It will 'also be revealed that Gov, Nelson Rockefeller has been sitting on the scandal for two years. —Another grand jury, now meeting in Los Angeles, will reveal that some of the nation's lop mobsters own a secret interest in various Las Vegas gambling spots. One will be identified as a former gunman for Murder, Inc. The grand jury will also crack down on customers whose credit records at the gambling houses don't square with thsir income tax returns. The scandal may put out some of Las Vegas' bright lights. —Narcotics commissioner Harry Anslinger, a great public servant, will soon retire. He will be succeeded by his No. 2 man, Henry Giordano, also a yery fina public servant. —The Japanese fishing industry will sue the United States for interfering with its freedom to fish on the high seas. The Japanese will charge that the American nuclear tests not only barred them from some fishing areas but possibly polluted the fish. Pressure For Medicare Since President Kennedy's dramatic medical care rally in New York, pressure is increasing on the House Ways and Means Committee to pass the bill. The cumbersome legislative wheels of the House of Representatives are such that one committee of 25 men can block a bill affecting the health of several million elderly people. Moreover, two men on that committee now hold ths key to the bill's passage. They are: John Watts of the blue grass country of Kentucky and Clark Thompson from oil-rich Texas. Both are Democrats and both are wavering as to whether they will support their Democratic President. On the other hand, two Democratic congressmen are definitely against Kennedy on Medicare: Wilbur Mills, Ark., committee chairman, and James Frazier, Tenn. They are not wavering. Also not wavering are 10 Republicans: Noah Mason, III.;' John Byrnes, Wis.; Howard Baker, Tenn.; Thomas Curtis, Mo.;j Victor Knox, Mich,; James Utt, Calif.; Jackson Belts, Ohio; Bruce Alger, Texas; Steven Derounian, N.Y.; and Herman Schneebeli, Pa. All 10 Republican on Ihe Ways and Means Committee 'are voting solidly against Medicare. Almanac Today is Monday, May 28, th« 148th day of the year with 217 to follow in 1962, The moon is approaching its new phase. The morning stars are Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, The evening star is Venus. Those born on (his day are under the sign of Gemini. On this day in history 1 In 1918, units of the U.S. First Division launched the first American offensive in France. In' 1934' Mrs. Oliva Dionne gave bintih to five baby girls in her farmhouse near Callender, Ont In 1940, the evacuation of British and French forces from Dunkerque, France, began. In 1942, Adolf Hitler ordered a "blood bath" in Czechoslovakia in reprisal for the murder of Reinhard Heydrich a day earlier. Public Forum The Pharos-Tribune invites views of its readers. Each letter should not exceed 300 words and must be signed by (be writer with address. A request to use initials, and not the full name, will not bo honored. Address letters to: Public Forum, Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, bid. HUBERT © King Features Syndicate, Inc., 1962. World rights reserved "We're "all ready at my house."
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