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Logansport, Indiana
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Tuesday, May 29, 1962
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The Pharos-Tribune Editorial Comment. A Century of Freedom Memorial Day this year is historic .for.a very special reason. It is a cen- • tury since the : Blue, and -the 'Gray •fought and Memorial Day was dedi- '. cated to their valor. . •• • ;• They fought that the Union may - be preserved, and with it the freedom won still earlier by their ancestors in the Revolution. , : The fight has continued through- out the life of the Republic. And Me- ^morial Day has become, not alone the memorial to those who fell .in the Civil War, but to all who fought that the United States may remain free in all the wars before and since. The observance may not be as- poignant as it was when the veterans of the Civil War rode or marched to honor their comrades. Or a.s spectacular as when the World War I veterans first took their place in the. line. Or :.when the World War II and Korean War. veterans joined the march. Today's cold war does, not produce: the .. colorful veterans- of the hot wars,- but*: it is just as deadly, just as .decisive.. , A century of freedom has been: bought with American blood and American wealth. Another century and another and another into the far distance remain to be won by the same sacrifice of blood and money, if we are to keep the freedom our forebearers won at such great cdst. The lesson of this historic Memorial Day is the same as all others before it - America must be ready and fully- prepared at all times to defend its precious freedom. All else pales before this central fact of our national • life. REFRESHER COURSE To Europe for Growth It has often been said that the Marshall Plan aid the United States gave Europe not only rebuilt her war- torn cities but reestablished her economy with modern machinery, which started a rate of growth that has paced the world. The fact that the economic growth of West Germany and Japan have led the industrialized nations lends support for this theory. However, mass production and . automation have not fallen behind here. Yet we have had the lowest rate of post-war growth of any industrialized nation, disturbed by a series of recessions and by high unemployment 'unmatched elsewhere. The cause cannot all be attributed to the aid we gave our allies and former enemies. President Kennedy, is seeking some .light on Europe's success in the hope that he may find something that, in his words, will enable our economy • :to go "full blast." His Council of Eco- ^•Jiomic Advisers will study France, Xivhose most highly developed demo- Xcratic planning system is credited '".with giving it extraordinary economic -'I vitality. Two private groups, the Com- /••mittee for Economic Development ;-land the Business Advisory Corrimit- ••>tee, are to study the economy of.sev- •'.' : erai European countries .and the flow '.-'-of. gold out of this country. "'- It is a massive effort to try to find '/the secret of rapid economic .growth -.•in a developed industrialized nation ";and apply it to the lagging growth of this country. It~'mf.y entail .strange 'concepts - such as deficit financing, 1 economic planning, cooperation between government, business and labor - but we will keep an open mind •until the studies are made and the re- .ports are in. There is every reason to 'hope that the proper stimulant will be found so that the economy will pick up steam and full'employment -;will be available for all the labor force. In the Past One Year Ago '• City was to honor war dead . . . Mt. Hope program . . . Parade to precede annual service. Kenneth McKeever, park recreatiomst, said the Logansport municipal swimming pool would •be opened to the public on Memorial Day. Pharos Flashes: Dots 'n' Dashes—Ho hum, Another PTA year was coming to a close . . . ^Are you going away on a vacation trip . . . -Drop us a card-and we'll use your name in this "space. Ten Years Ago - Sharon Sue Hipsher, 108 West Linden ave., and Meredith D. McClure, granddaughter .and ^son of Mr. and Mrs. R. D. McClure of 1705 High st., were to graduate from Logansport •high school. . " Cass county resident shot by a Lake county man . . . Frank Burns, 50, reported in serious .condition in East Chicago hospital. - $50,000 blaze razes elevator at Rochester... Tire believed to have been started in corn .-dryer at Wilson elevator. Twenty Years Ago • Mrs. George Grubbs won the Ladies Day Hind bogey golf tournament staged at the Logansport Country Club, " Pfc. Clarence Perkins of the U. S. Army •signal corps was reported missing in action aC- .'cording to word received- by-his'mother, Mrs. C. Perkins of 501 Helm s't. ; Fifty Years Ago • A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Mayfield i>f Royal Center. , ,; . , ' A-drive, was underway to boost Commercial 'Club 'membership over the' 400 mark. WALTER WINCH ELL Broadway and Elsewhere From one of the Administration cheek-kissers not-so-well informed on the facts: "Wonder why W.W., who fought on FDR's team for 20 years, is so unhappy about JFK's?" Because one of the President's lapel-grabbers, speech-writers, decision - makers, policy - builders (and practically the President) is a man named Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. ... But more frightening (and why I toss nights) is the inside stuff I KNOW (lowdown confided by very high men in government fearful of this bunch) as for instance: This Schlesinger's editor for a long time (James Wechsler of the New York Post) was once a top executive of The Young Communist League! Only recently I' sent word through a mutual friend (practically another son of papa Joseph P. Kennedy) as follows: "Please tell the President that I know of a plan to plant this Wechsler in the White House 'in an Administrative post!' " The Herald - Trjbune reported: "Billie Sol Estes displays auto- , graphed pictures of party bigwigs from President Kennedy down and boasts. of Washington .'connections at the top." As we have frequently noted: Influence is what you think you have until you have to use it. Senator Ralph Yaj-borough admitted receiving $1,700 from Estes as a contribution to his radio programming expenses. He then, alibi'd: "There were no strings •attached to these contributions." Hahahahahahahaha! Europe in the near future." What about American money? On the Lighter Side . . Playwright W.i'lliam Inge's squawk: "Why do the critics have to move in the first night and tear things apart? Why can't they give you a week or so to push it around, to see what you've got. They are all very quick on the MU." Experimenting is for the tryoul- town, not the Broadway Big League. More often than not the critics are mercy-killers. They destroy dull shows—before such shows kill the theatre, From the files: "After her last marriage she said: 1 am doubly blessed. I have known real love twice in my life. Some never know it once. What Eddie and I have 'has nothing to -do with material success or high living, and I know it will go on and on.' " End quote! - A mag noted: "Many thoughtful Americans worry lest Kennedy, by carrying out extralegal power- ploys, might eventually create a situation in which basic U. S. liberties would be compromised." Welcome to the club. The foregoing helps explain why this citizen has directed' his spotlightning at the Administration. Incidentally, that newsmag reports its let- iers-to-the-editor are running 5 to 1 against Kennedy. From the papers: "Dr. Jonas Salk envisions the possibility of preventing certain forms of cancer by a kind -of backdoor approach—employing vaccines primarily, designed to combat other diseases." • That happy news was buried in a local paper's page 62. Page 1 is devoted to political crooks, dirty tyrants and movie star floozies. News Note: "A handbook of love-making has been issued for The Girl Scouts of Britain, likening the perils of sex to the haz- ajds of driving a car." One of the perils of driving a car is the hazard of Sex. "AP: Premier Khrushchev said that the Soviet Union's* long- strained relations with Communist Yugoslavia are once again- good." " . • '; And the more-than-$2 billion we; have given Tito hoping to win his support, what did that buy? The old, old double-cross. Item: "Our Allies state they'd like to see Americans out of One newspaper's survey of doctors included this startler: "Medical science claims that alcohol cannot cure the common cold." Sowot? Neither can medical science. LAFF-A-DrW By DICK WEST WASHINGTON (UPI) — I may Ibe a minority of one, but I rather hope that nothing comes of this talk about bringing the Mona Lisa to the United States. There was some discussion about it during the recent visit of Andre Malraux, French minister of culture. Someone said it would be nice if the French loaned the painHng to the National Gallery of Art here so that Americans would have a chance to view the famous ' lady's charms. Malraux agreed. Without making any commitments, he expressed hope that -some such arrangement could be made. Before the negotiations go any further, I think we should stop and consider what the consequences might be. Reason For Smile For one thing, it would be certain to involve us in the centuries, old controversy over what the . woman in the -portrait is smiling about. It seems to me that -we have enough flaky behavior in this country already without getting into that. That the Mona Lisa smile has an unsettling effect upon those who view it can be readily seen in a recent release by the National Geographic Society. According to the Geographic, a distinguished British physician studied: the painting for 30 years seeking to divine the mood or , emotion behind the smile. He finally concluded that the model was pregnant. Another doctor, however, came up with a different diagnosis. He contended that she was suffering from asthma. Become Irrational Such notions prove that persons exposed to the Monda Lisa tend to become irrational. No artist, even one as great as Leonardo da Vinci, could put a smile on the face of an asthmatic expectant mother. A more logical theory, advanced by some dentists', is .that she' smiled-with her ''mouth closed because she had bad teeth. It's easy to foresee'what will happen if the Monda Lisa goes on display here. Television 'commercials will soon be claiming that she smiled with her mouth closed because of bad breath. All in all,, I feel that the national interest, will better be served i£ the paintng remains in Paris. •Before we -join the dispute over why Monda Lisa is smiling.fwe , should first settle the question of what Whistler's mother is staring at! • . •''.'• Reviews Of TW Shows By RICK DU BROW HOLLYWOOD CUP!)I : —; 'Harry Morgan kissing Cara Williams ' on. ; < CBS-TV's "Pete and.Gladys" Mon- ' day night was like Lawrence Wel'k making a 'pass at Shirley MacLaine. And. that's what has: been the <• matter with this series all alongi-; Morgan is the squares! of squares,- . a humorless clod. And Miss'. Wil-~ liams, an explosive comic talent, . is like a girl trying to make the best of a Wind date. CBS.at present is sold on Miss Williams. Although "Pete • and Gladys" has been cancelled, the network has plans,for her to star in another series.'. Monday night was an example of why she is be'tter off out of her present -video environment. The story, which concerned her worries over a nephew who stays with her while., starting college, was tailored more to -Morgan's banal, plebeian approach than to Miss Williams', ffair for giving sudden, impromptu humor to the dullest of situations. The series has given her ample time to practice in such situations. , At any rate, she carried the half-hour, as usual. She nosed around the student's. microscope, squeezed laughs with expert mugging and had the only .comic scene of the show when she locked, herself in a patrol car and described her nephew to a cop on the other end of a radio hook- 1 up. "Bye. Nice talking to you;" she concluded. "Pete- and Gladys" originally was tailored for Morgan because of his popular success in another gem called "December Bride." The only reason he appeared humorous at times,in that was that nobody else was. Miss Williams, however, took over "Pete and Gladys" and made a personal success out of a bad show. She is a scene-slealer par excellence. In the movie "The Defiant Ones," she won an Academy Award 'nomination. Earlier this season, in a 'comedy special called "Henry Fonda and the Family," she was brilliant as she alternately .played a newlywed and -a woman married nine years. And she got an Emmy nomination for "Pete and Gladys." Her biggest problem is that, as . a comic redhead, she has been compared with Lucille Ball, which is unfortunate. Miss Williams has been a trouper since childhood and came by. her style individually and honestly. With Miss Ball returning to the same network come fall, there have been reports that. "Lucy" would not be too happy if Miss Williams showed up as a competitor. And it's pretty certain, especially in view of Miss Ball's prominence, that Miss Williams' new series won't come for a white. Meantime, Miss Williams should be used, often. She possesses a wealth of unmined comedy ability : earthiness, warmth — and a range that extends from sophisticated play-acting to old-fashioned, knock-d o w n, pie-throwing slap- slick. As the song goes, there is nothing like a dame. And that's what Miss Williams is. Tuesday Evening, May 29, 1962 Those concerned with the' shortage of fresh television material would do well to pay attention around the nation to such productions as Redlands University's "Romeo and Juliet," present locally on Los Angeles video during the weekend without commercials. There are vast numbers of equally fine offerings produced by schookn local theaters and private groups which need nothing more than -to be filmed. The networks could do worse than to have talent scouts looking for such works. Pnarra e«ta»)tehe4 .,.< ' 1844 " JonrnaJ eVtabllvheO.. DREW PEARSON Merry-Go-Round The Channel Swim: CBS-TV's Ed Sullivan marks his 14th television anniversary June 24, with guests including Jack Benny, Red, Buttons, Jerry Lewis, Phil Silvers, Kate, Smi,th 'and old 'competitor Steve. Allen.', .ABC-TV's "The.Law and Mr. Jones" series, brought back by popular demand, was not renewed for next season. Peter Lawford will co-produce a series starring Patty Duke, teen-age headliher. of the play "The- Miracle Worker".. .about 200 short stories by John O'Hara will be made available to television providing his terms are met; among other tilings, it is reported he wants 'to host each story used. Dr. Edward Teller and Dr. Leo Szilard probe morality and science in a two-part discussion on OBS-TV's "Camera Three" June. 3 and June ! 10. PHAROS-TRIBUNE Bnlly (except Saturdnya and Holiday*) 40a per meek dnily and §nnrinj by carrier. JUO.SO per rear In the city of LoKimjryort 40a Her neck by carrier -"onMlde of LOBnn»port. By mail on rural r<>iite« In Can, Carroll, White, Pnlankl, Fnltou and Miami conatlei, •13.00"per ^yean otrt.lde trading area and wtthln Indiana, W4.00 »e* yenrr oatalde Indiana, 918,00. per year. Ul 'mall iinb«crlp«Ion. payable In adTMee. No mall «nb«crlption« cold .where carrier nerrlee U auln« talned.. Reporter cjitabliuhe* 114 5-Z9 © King Features Syndicate, Inc^ 1082, World rijhta reserved. "Dear;, jpemember .that tirjie. in. 1 1956 .when, you spilled" * paint fill over the living-room rug? •.." Tilbnn« «tabll>ked , • • . •!»•» l^kliihed dally except Satorday and holiday, by Phmro«-Tilbn»« I3o., Inc. BIT Bant Broadway, Losrnnaport, Indiana. Entered M aecond l!la» matter at the uo»« office at Lo«r»n»port, Ind., under tke act of •arch S, 1879. • • V ", . , ' ; ,. ••., . ,-. MBMBBRi AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCIXATION1 AND VNITBD PRESS INTEBNATIONA1, rHABOI-TKXBrHS National AdTorttataw BeprMentatlTWi ' WASHINGTON;-President Kennedy had a disheartening, visit with, his father in New York last week. Despite the long months' of trying to restore Ambassador Ken- 'nedy's speech, the doctors have 'not been successful. The 72-year- old patriarch remains [rostrated and silent when he.tries to speak to his family, arid his family, in turn, can't be sure that he understands what they say to him. For a man who was always as active as his nine children and who took such pride in their achievements, this is most distressing! Joseph P. Kennedy lived through the famous Hoover-depressed Stock Market and, as first chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, helped to build the safeguards against future stock, market' debacles. Doubtless he 'could have given his son important advice on the current plunging' market, had he been able to talk. But he could not. No Southern Esteem While in New York last week, President Kennedy.met with. 100 Mayors from .around the nation to talk about Medical Care for the Aged. The meeting was-at Gracie Mansion, official residence oE Mayor Bob Wagner,' and the President took occasion to pay a little tribute to the Mayor of New York. "I've traveled all over the country," he said, "and I know the high esteem in which Bob Wagner is held. He's held in high esteem as far west as California, as far north as Maine, and as far south as New Jersey." Sweat-Shop Conditions Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, Now 77, sat in the hot New York sun for two hours at the dedication of the new International Garment Workers Center. The temperature was about 90 in the shade, and considerably more in the sun. But Mrs. E couldn't leave because she occupied an honor position next to President Kennedy. "You know," she remarked, "I'm not exactly a weakling. But two hours in the sun is a long time." Commented President Kennedy: "I thought they'd abolished sweat-shop' conditions." Note — Gov. Rockefeller, also present, did not waste his time. "He was pumping hands all over the place," observed Mrs. Roosevelt. Ike's Brothers Here is what Congressional probers found' in Agriculture Department files regarding grain storage and two of the Eisenhower brothers. It's also why-Senate GOP leader Ev Dirksen of Illinois began squawking last week that Congressional probers were preparing a "Retaliatory Strike" against the Republicans. In the files is a grain contract with Tacoma Vegetable Oils Corp., which, though having headquarters in Tacoma, Wash., is controlled by the Sir Walter Carpenter interests in Australia and Canada. However, its counsel and director was Edgar Eisenhower, brother of the ex-president. In 1955, Tacoma Vegetable Oils wasn't doing at all well. Its business of handling copra from the South Pacific was off. The company had only $2,986.70 in (lie bank and had rolled up a whopping deficit of $398,570.42. This worried Edgar Eisenhower, who was also treasurer of the company. At this point, however, Hie company was pulled out. of the deep red by a very nice contract from the Agriculture Department to store grain. In 1955, a total of 212,000 bushels was stored in the warehouse of which Ike's brother was counsel, director, and treasurer. Then, in 1950, the amount was increased to 476,000 bushels. A lot of , west coast companies were anxious to get government grain. It was good business. But only one other west coast company got its grain storage increased by the government that year. The files show that Ike's brother's company's was doubled. Back in Kansas City, anoll'cr brother, the late Arthur Eison- hower, vice president of the Commerce Trust Company, was one of the bankers for the famous' Burrus Mills company which made headlines when it stored 35,000,000 bushels of government grain under tents and birds pecked the eanva.s away thereby damaging the grain, . The banks had agreed to guarantee any loss, but the Agriculture Department considerately waived its-right to reject grain that fell below par or to collect any loss. Democrats at that time claimed the Burrus Company got special favored treatment and that the taxpayers were left holding (he bag. Deep Freezes vs. Estes Jerry Holleman, who was fired as assistant Secretary of Labor for taking a $1,000 expense check from Billie Sol Estes, is getting bitter. He is asking why Kennedy can't stand up for his staff members the same way Harry Truman did for his military aide, Maj. Gen. Harry Vaughan, when Vaughan accepted various deep freezes from a Wisconsin lobbyist. There was a difference, however, between Vaughan and Holleman. Vaughan was an intimato personal friend of Truman's. Holleman was not a friend of Kennedy's. And the deep freezes were given to Mrs, Truman, to the wife of Chief Justice Vinson, and others high up in the official family. If Truman had retreated; it would have reflected on his own family, and Harry was one to fight like a tiger for his family. Almanac By United Press International Today is Tuesday, May 29, the 149th day of the year with :',18 to follow in 1962. The moon is approaching its new phase. The morning stars are Mans,. Jupiter and v Saturn. The evening star is Venus. Those born on tihis day are under the sign of Gemini. American patriot Patrick Henry was born on this day in 1736. On this day in history: In 1790, Rhode Island ratified the U.S. Constitution by a vole of 34-32. It was the last of the 13 colonies to do so. In 1865, President Johnson issued a proclamation of amnesty extending a presidential pardon to all individuals who (participated in the southern rebellion against ths Union. • In 1917, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born. In 1953, Edmond Hillary and Tensing Norkay reached file top of Mount Everest, the first persons in (history to top the world'* fiighest mountain. A thought for the day: French philosopher Montaigne said: "Intellect, when misapplied, is a dan- 'gerous tool." Public Forum The Pharos-Tribune invites views of its readers. Each letter should not exceed 300 words and must be signed by the writer with address. A request to use initials, and not tbe full name, will not be honored. Address letters to: Public Forum, Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Ind. HUBERT 5'29 @King ^catangSyndicate,Inc., 1962.Wctld tfchta rceerged. "Dootey! Let go of your withhoIdiDg tax!"

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