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The Pharos-Tribune Editorial Comment. FROM OTHER PAPERS— Making School Better When the school day is made one hour longer and the school year is increased from 180 to 220 days, this qualifies as a bold new venture in public education. This is to be done in what will be known as the South Florida Education Center at Fort Lauderdale. There will be many other changes from the familiar public school pat,tern. Even the lengthened day will not allow time for nonacademic activities such as driver education and clubs. These will be carried out in an additional hour after school. Beginning reading will be'based on .the phonetic approach, and the teaching of Spanish will begin in kindergarten. Russian, French and German will begin in the seventh grade. Some teaching of algebraic principles will begin in the second grade. At the llth grade students will encounter calculus and algebra of college level. A master's degree will be required to teach in the high school. Clerical assistants will do. "housekeeping" chores in the classroom. The building will have no big auditorium, no big cafeteria, no spectator seats in the gymnasium. It will cost less to build than a conventional building. There will be no lunch program, no publicly paid bus service. Elimination of "welfare" activities will trim operating costs. Here is a really, imaginative attempt to raise the quality of public education. We wish the venture well, and will'be eager to learn the results. (Muncie Star) THEIR H-BOMB Pushbutton Warfare: The first of 150 concrete-and-steel lined underground launching silos 84 'feret deep in Montana will b'e ready to receive their Minuteman intercontinental missiles by late summer. Powered by • solid fuel, missiles will be launched by ; pushbuttons in 30 seconds. They will • morejthan double the capacity of the • United States to let fly ICBMs to .predetermined targets up to 6300 miles away. Girl Scientists: With girls winning four of ten major awards in New York's annual school science fair, the day may not be far away when girl scientists will rival boys. Now most girls with a bent for science go into teaching. More and more are entering research. Tomorrow, they may be winning Nobel prizes in the sciences, as they already have in literature. Missile Sites: An Armed Forces -. Explosives Safety Board ruling that underground missile sites must be 1,''200 feet from civilian dwellings, schools, churches and other buildings, will mean the relocation of 100 of the 800 sites selected for the deployment of the Minuteman intercontinental ; ballistic missiles around the country. The danger, if any, would come from the explosion of a missile's fuel, such '.. as occurred in a Titan missile in Chico, Calif, recently. The. explosion in the Minuteman solid fuel is said to be extremely remote, but the' ! Air Force will spend $25 million to relocate the sites to be extra careful about safety. Scare Tactics: Safety experts warn communities not to use scare tactics to promote traffic safety. They , may arouse public, interest, but scare tactics do not improve the behavior of individual drivers, warns Russell E. Singer, executive vice president of the American Automobile Association. Education and enforcement are much more effective. In the Past One Year Ago Thirty-four women were examined Thursday during the third monthly Cancer Detection Clinic at Memorial hospital ... The clinic was conducted by Doctors Paul C. Burnett and Johnson Chu, both of the Logansport state hospital staff. . June arrived with an 85 degree temperature in Logansport ... Hot start . . . General forecast cooler than normal in June. Photos of Logansport high school 1961 graduating class appeared on pages 6, 7 and 8 of the Pharos-Tribune. Ten Years Ago Logansport's 1952 summer recreation staff was named . . . Activities schedule for boys and girls was announced. Thieves loot Peru jewelry store-window . . . Rings valued at $1,500 taken from Hub Howard store after window was broken.' State agrees to drop ditch remonstrance . .. Clears way for work on ditch in Noble and Harrison townships delayed since January. Twenty Years Ago . Norb -Kniesley again "assigned as summer recreational director of Logansnort' city parks. James O'Donnell was electeu grand knight of the Logansport council Knights of Columbus. Raymond Leroy Smi& und Calvin C. Pandell, both of Logansport, enlisted in the U. S. Navy. Fifty Years Ago Emma Maulers, Ora Cox and Grace McCon-. nell were lx> spend their summer vacation at the University of Chicago. Walter Dodds who has been seriously ill with . typhoid fever was downtown yesterday. Improvements of the road between Royal Center and Logansport was urged. WALTER WINCH ELL Broadway and Elsewhere Hem: "The Amalgamated Clothing Workers voted to seek a 35-hour week in the industry, ignoring pleas by the Kennedy Administration thai labor hold the line against work week reduction." After the ACW voted, Vice President Johnson addressed their convention, jlle avoided the issue and • refused to make any comment on it. Why? The Administration hopes to lure the voles of labor unions. (See???) Headline: "Ace Comics Envious of JFK's Wit." The Wit House. nalism division, proclaimed: "What is most urgently required for the rehabilitation of the concept of freedom of the press is a new metaphysics — a metaphysics that will 'restore- what Positivism, Romanticism, Pollectiv- ism, and other derivative isms have lately destroyed; an image of Self as ontologically independent of Culture as exislentially relaled lo an objective order of values." Not to mention frammis on tha rillcrali. On the Lighter Side . . A newsmag's expose: "Society columnist Betty Beale is jn deep disfavor; she once wrote lhat Jackie had done the Twist and nowadays any New Frontiersman who gets over-mention in her column is likely to be left off the next guest list." Horrors! What tortures will they think of next? The Daily Mirror's Edgar Ansel Mowrer quoted a quip making the rounds of embassies in Washington: "The United States is the only Great Power that treats its enemies like neutrals, nuetrals like friends and friends like enemies." The reason that joks is unfunny: It comes so close to the truth. Washington correspondent Earl Maze reported: "A Republican Congressman who got $5,000 from Billie Sol Estes for stock in a non-producing coal mine announced he had changed his mind about possibly quitting politics—and Will rim for a 13th term. He is Rep. H. Carl Andersen." Such gall is incredible. Cong. Andersen's contempt for the intelligence of the people is on a par with his personal disgrace. Welcome to the Hall of Shame. A columnist recalled "the good old days when John Kennedy was a little known Senator." The Good Old Days: When the Kennedys Played Touch Football —Instead of Throwing the Conn- , iry For a Loss. Professor Jay W.'jlhsen, chief of the.University of Illinois jour- 01 course, Big Steel h«s lo puf aside money for its worn out machinery, but being an American company it apparently believed in putting something aside for its people when they wear out. . . They've got a pension for their workers (coming out of sales) proving that social security isn't something that was invented by (he U.S. Treasury . . . Well, it's the rules of the game that Ihe stockholders' money goes in first and comes out last. The American people accept and like' this. They built the country on taking the risk to make a profit . . . This works so well that the U.S. Government cuts itself in far a little more than half. 52% in fact ... Of course, if there's a loss, that belongs to the stockholders alone. The/' Government becomes a partner only if there's a profit. As for the management of U.S. Steel, these guys have two strikes on them . . . Nobody.left them any trust funds. Blough (cast as the villain of the brawl) had to work his way through 'college, taking his own examinations there, too ... Of course, he's done ; that which makes a man as much of a target in Washington as it does on Broadway . . . He's a sucessful American who became successful in the. American Way: He got where he is by his own work ... So has his com- , pany . . ,< And as another American who works for a living, a company which provides for Ihe employment of 200,000 men, sends 600,000 kids to school and pays 300 million in tjixes, rates as a darn good citizen, one deserving a pat- on the shiiulder and not a kick in the pants/, ^ • LAFF-A-DA.Y By DICK WEST WASfflNGTON (UPI) - Rep. Elizabeth Kee is a woman. Rep. J.'Kayd Breeding is a man. Rep. K#e comes from West Virginia. Rep. Breeding hails from Kansas. Rep. Breeding k a member of the House Agriculture Committee. Rep. Kfee graces the committees on government operations «nd veterans affairs. . Apart from the fact that both are Democrats, they wouldn't appear to have a great deal in common. But on some matters, their thinking is amazingly similar. Recently, bolh commited to paper their thoughts on the Alliance 'for Progress program, which the House Foreign Affairs Committee voted to cut by $600 million. Through extrasensory perception, or some such phenomenon; their thought waves began to travel in the same channel, 'and at some points merged into a single beam. Many congressmen, of course, have brains that are powerful enough to transmit thoughts from one room to another,; if the wall isn't too thick or if the door is left ajar. • But the offices of Rep. Breeding and Rep. Kee are located in different buildings, .separated by a wide thoroughfare. That their thought waves were .able to travel such a distance is downright uncanny. "It seems to me that the action o'f ?^e committee emphasizes 'a growing dissatisfaction, not so much with the idea behind, the. Alliance for Progress, but with Hie reluctance of some Latin American governments to make the economic and fiscal reforms which are so urgently needed," wrote Rep. Breeding. .• • ' "•It seems to me that the action of the committee, which undoubtedly will be upheld by the House; displays a growing dissatisfaction not so much with the idea behind the Alliance for Prog. ress program, but with the reluc- lance of some Latin American nations to make the economic and fiscal reforms which are so urgently needed to raise thu standard of living of the people," wrote Rep. Kee. This eerie similarity continued throughout the entire statements • which the. two lawgivers prepared •for mailing to .their constituencies. There may_ be some other explanation, but on the'surface it appears that Breeding .and Mrs. Kee have telepathic powers beyond the range of pther mortals and members of •Congress. H they weren't so busy legislating, they perhaps could make a fortune holding seances.. Reviews Of TV Shows Friday Evening, June I, 1962. By KICK DU BROW HOLLYWpOD (UPI) - Being a fan of long standing of base- hall's Los Angeles Dodgers,_ it was a worrisome task Thursday •. night to watch one of their pitchers, Don Drysdale, take on a big acting role on ABC-TV's "Donna Reed Show." The fears are many. For example: Drysdale is scheduled lo pitch today in Philadelphia against the Phillies — and who knows how the reviews of his dramatic performance may affect his temperament? Can the Dodgers survive a Jekyll and Hyde in the midst of a pennant race? 'On the other hand, it;was vastly relieving to know the Dodgers had finished playing in New York Thursday. You know those New York critics. Philadelphia is used to road-show tryouts^ to which its baseball team attests. . Anyway, Drysdale, playing himself, was interviewed on Donna's show by her son for the school newspaper. And it may be safely stated that the pitcher's range o£ emotions challenges Ed Sullivan's. The plot also concerned how Drysdale gave advice to, the son, Jeff, about how lo umpire a soft- . ball game between two girls' teams. « "You know, Jeff," he said, "in baseball no one eve r wins an argument with an umpire ... the umpire is'always right." We'll remember that, Drysdale. There was also' <a funny sequence in which a female catcher shouts to her pitcher: "Burn it in there, sweetie!" As for the program itself, it conveyed the same goody-goody, pea<,hc3-and-cream atmosphere as ".s'.i'A, When I'm,not watching the screen — just listening — it's difficult to tell the difference between "The Donna Reed Show," "Ozzie and Harriet" or "My Three Sons" on ABC-TV's Thurs. day night fairy tale lineup. Maybe I don't believe Donna because she's just too darn sexy for her surroundings. You can't kid me, Donna. I remember the movie "From Here lo Eternity." Paul Petcrsen, who plays Jeff, was pleasant and natural, as always.; And so was Carl Betz as the father. Needless lo say, lie was painting something in the back yard. Someone always is in these shows. Drysdale, by the way, emotes again on June 16 on ABC-TV's "•Leave it to Beaver." Personally, I kind of miss the pitchers that used to spit tobacco juice and forgot to shave. It is reported that on the Dodgers, if the manager wants to relieve pitchers, he has to check with their agents .first. As for Drysdale the actor, he said on the show Thursday night: •'You oughla hear what some of the hitters in the National League' call me." Probably the same as the critics. The Channel Swim' CBS-TV's "Eyewitness" deals' tonight with \ the Indianapolis "500" auto race ... Playwright Arlhu r Miller's adapted tsory, "To Catch a Thief," airs June 19 on ABC-TV's "Alcoa Premiere" ... Diahann Carroll guests on OBS-TV's Garry Moore Show June 12. Eddie Albert stars ,Iun 26 o OBS-TV programming vice president Hubbell Robinson issued a memo calling for a better break for Negro performers and, a more adequate depiction of the Negro as he lives today. President Kennedy's chief economic adviser, Walter Heller, appears on AiBC-TV's "Issues and Answers" June 10 instead of June "3 ' . .., Walter Cronkite's CBS-TV- interview with Soviet cosmonaut Gherm'an Titov was aired on Moscow television ... Starting June 11, Cronkite's daily news program will J» seen in Hawaii the same day it is telecast. FIND ANCIENT VILLAGE QUIMPER, France (UPD—Sci- entists here claimed today they have excavated a village covered by the sea C^HM) years before the birth of Christ.".'.';.. The scientists" said measurements of the radioactivity of wood fragments in the-area near here showed that a. village stood on the spot some 6,000 years -ago. PLAN SOVIET VISIT WASHINGTON (UPIMSix .U.S. scientists leave for Russia this week lo study Soviet methods of treating mental retardation. The team, headed by Dr. Seymour Ketly, chairman of the department of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University, will make the trip for the President's Panel otf. Mental Retardation. PHAROS-TRIBUNE Dally (except Saturday* and Holiday*) 40o per week dally nnd flnnrinj by carrier, »-0,80 per year in tie city ol Lo K .-m,port 40o ner week by carrier ontnlde of Loganvport. By mull on mm I r»utc» l» Can, Carroll, White, Pnlaxkl, Fulton and Miami conntleii, 113.00 per ycnri outride trading area and within Indiana, 814.00 per year) outride Indlann, K18.00 per year. Ml mall unb«crlptlai» payable In advance. No- mall •ob»crlptloB» cold wner* carrier *er<ne» !• mala* lalned. ' Fharo« DREW PEARSON Merry-Go-Round WASHINGTON.—President Kennedy has held almost daily huddles with economic advisers over the stock market. He is quite wor. ried.'What chiefly worries him is that the fear psychology similar to that which gripped the country at tile time of the Hoover Panic will take hold. . Actually, the reports given him by liis Economic Advisory Council are excellent. They show retail business at an all-time high, auto sales up, savings deposits good, housing starts belter than last- year. However, a panic psychology could undermine all this — if it keeps up. And there is one factor that Kennedy's economic experts haven't figured on and which at. first they refused to believe — ? namely, big business vengeance." For some time reports have been going, around Wall Street that top industry leaders had decided to teach Kennedy a lesson. He had not only slapped them down in the steel price controversy but called them '^'S.O.B.'s." It was the first time'the President of the United States had ever won out in a battle with the steel majors, and the report was that they had decided to give a lesson to the "brash and cocky young man in the White House." These reports began to circulate shortly after Kennedy forced the steel price roll-back. Now they have reached proportions where both the administration and big stock-market investors are inclined to relieve them. The retaliation, according to Washington reports, is not. taking the form of dumping big blocks of stocks; rattier, it takes two very practical and potent forms: 1. Hand-silling in regard to new plant construction and modernization. 2. Closing down marginal plants and putting money into factories in the European common market where labor is cheaper, taxes lower, and business is more prosperous. The latter strategy has two grave dangers for the Kennedy administration. First, it increases the drain of gold out of Fort Knox, already dangerous, and could endanger the dollar. Second, it could mean an unbalance of Kennedy's budget, estimates. Because the closing down of marginal factories permits a company lo go to the treasury with a tax-loss carry-back. And if enough companies do this, the loss of lax income could run into many hundreds of millions of dollars. The hand-sitting strategy in regard to new plant construction and modernization has an import-, ant political objective. It not only could teach "that young whippersnapper in the White House," as they call him al Ihe Duquesne Club and Ihe Union League, a' real lesson, but what industry •wants is a healthy depreciation allowance in writing off new equipment.. Kennedy has already promised Ihis, but industry wants to make sure it's substantial. Industry also doesn't like the wilh- • holding tax on stock dividends, Kennedy's deficit spending, or al- jnost anything else about medical care, aid to education, or the Kennedy social program.' So a quiet sildown strike on new plant equipment and modernization will decide whether (he young man in the While House or the leaders of industry are the boss of American economy. This psychology, whether justified or unjustified, has contributed materially to the panic psychology on the stock market. The biggest business in the USA is not U.S. Steel or American Telephone and Telegraph, but administering the affairs of the 22,000,000 veterans of the United States. The Veterans Administration does everything for its wards from protecting orphans to supplying burial flags for caskets. Into tliis sometimes unwieldy agency has come a recent nflw breath of efficiency in the form of a puckish, silver-haired admin- istrator named John S. Gleason, Jr., who not only processes veterans' claims with record speed but even answers them in plain English. He has been waging a quiel war against government gobbledygood. A long letter from a veteran claiming he was overcharged for his GI insurance, for instance, received this slraight reply: "You're right. We're wrong. Here's a check for the difference." Under Gleason, veterans hospitals treated 28,000 more patients last year than the previous year with (he same number of beds. This was accomplished by a Gleason order to convert TB hospitals to general hospitals and to improve Ihe medical staffing. While Gleason \vas increasing efficiency, he also reduced cosls. When Tennessee Sen. Estes Kefauver revealed that brand name drugs cost far more than lh« same drugs under generic names, Gleason immediately ordered the Veterans Administration to purchase drugs strictly by generic names. Tliis saves an estimated $3,000,000 annually. Gleason also closed the remaining 161 one-man contact officfs, opened after the, war lo handle postwar demobilization inquiries but unnecded for 15 years. This meant resisting a lot of political pressure from congressmen, but the new V.A. chief went ahead anyway. Gleason doesn't get into Ihe headlines but few bureaucrats are doing a better job in Washington. Almanac Today is Friday, .Tune 1, the 152nd day of the year with 213 lo ' follow. The moon is approaching its new phase. The morning stars are Mars, Jupiler and Salurn. The evening star is Venus. On this day in history: In 1812, President James Madison advised Congress that a second war with Great Britain was inevitable. In 1881, officials of the. U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., announced that cadets no longer would be allowed lo use tobacco. In 1M4, Hie siesta was abolished in Mexico. In 1958, Charles de Gaulle was chosen premier of France. A thought for the day:. The German socialist, Karl Marx, said: "The ruling ideas of each age have ever been the ideas of its ruling class." WAR HERO IMPROVES NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UPI)— World War I hero AI'vin York, 74, continued to show "definite improvement" Thursday and I6!d officials at St. Thomas Hospital he hoped to return home "in a couple or three 1 days." He was hospitalized Saturday with internal bleeding. 'PLANS SPACE PROBE PARIS (UPI) — France may join the space race within If! months, government sources said . today. Its first satellite, already named "Diamond One," will be launched late next year. This is slightly ahead of schedule. Public Forum The Pharos-Tribune invites views of its readers. Each letter should norcxceed 300 words and must be signed by the writer with address. A request to use initials, and not the full name, will not be honored. Address Idlers to: Public Forum, Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Ind. HUBERT "All vou ever say about anything I buy 'How mucb.2'" Joarna! e»tabll»aed "•WS**^ Trlbnn. e»tal>U»a«d 184* 1M 114 1M7 Pnbllriied dally except Saturday and holiday, by Pbaroi-'Irlbniui Co., Inc.' BIT Eaiit Broadway, Ijoffanaport,. Indiana. Elntered a* •oc«n4 rlan matter at tb» po«t attic* at Locanaport, Ind., under the act •< •Taick 3, 187S. •EMBER I AUDIT BUREAU Or ClHCtLATIOH» AND CHITED PHES» INTKKNATIONAI, © Kins Features Syndicate, Inc., 1062. PHAJtOI-TKlBirNB National AdTertlria* "—And then on the 14th—or was it the 15th?— I two-putted, and George got load and etc., etc."

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