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The Pharos-Tribune > Editorial Comment. FROM OTHER PAPERS— Youth Gets Skills For Technical Age Illinois schools are doing their part to ease the hardship which occurs when the untrained man bumps head-on into our technical industrial age. More than 500 junior and senior high school students prepared exhibits for a regional industrial arts exhibition at ISNU. The work covered a wide area of skills and techniques. No one expects the high school to turn out a fully trained technician. • But the'schools can begin the job. Few youngsters who start an .in- •dustrial training program in the schools will find themselves unequipped to get and hold a job in an ever increasingly .complex industrial system. As time goes on more emphasis will be placed on technical training beyond the high school. Many favor. a junior college setup to better provide the technicians our way of life now demands'. (Bloomington, 111., Pantagraph) TICKER TROUBLE' Right-Up to a Point Showman-songwriter Gene Aus- . tin, in announcing in Las Vegas that .he would seek the Democratic nomination for governor of Nevada, de-. clared: "Politics is just like .show business." If by that he meant that there is a lot of make-believe in politics, he is •so right. What candidates promise when they are running for office doesn't necessarily correspond to what they can be expected to do if elected. Beyond that, however, the similarity between show business and politics fades rapidly. The way guitar-strumming, folk song-singing candidates have been elected in some parts of the country sadly indicates, nevertheless, that a considerable segment of the electorate can't see the difference. .. (South Bend Tribune) For Able Cubans: Hard-to-fill jobs such as civil engineers, lawyers, physicians, dentists, social workers, nurses and other hospital and health work will be offered to able Cuban "refugees in New York city, provided the State Civil Service Commission •waives the requirement that appoint- .ees be American citizens. It will help the city fill professional positions for which it has been unable to find quat ified applicants and help the refugees to locate themselves in this country while Cuba remains under the communist-oriented Castro, dictatorship, from which they fled. Doctors Keep Posted: Because of the tremendous expansion in medical -knowledge, modern physicians are 'confronted by an almost impossible task in attempting to keep themselves ; abreast of new developments. A solution suggested by a joint study group. of the medical profession calls for post-graduate study by way of taped lectures and demonstrations that could, be televised nationally and books, films, slides and the like for correlative use on the local level. The average doctor would keep up to date painlessly if he took the lectures and . courses. In the Past WALTER WINCH ELL Broadway and Elsewhere This Country Boy from The Big City left Hollywood and the Brooklyn Dodgers Stadium (in L.A.) for a few hours to spectate Horace Stoneham's N. Y. Giants, now masked under the alias "San Francisco Giants" at Candlestick Park in the Golden Gate" city . . . Mainly to witness the Saturday matinee and the Sabbath doubleheader contests between the team that deserted its fickle fans back home and the Casey Stengel Mots, the champions of The Last Place in the National League . .'. We demanded a pass from John Me- Graw's former office boy, Eddie Brannick, and bluntly informed him: "I am going to S. F. to root against your cruel and heartless • team which has no feelings at all for the rest of the league" . . . I met Mr. Stengel after his Mets suffered great humiliation at the hands of the lucky Dodgers (and Los Angeles sportswriters) who have no compassion whatever for underdogs . . . And so I came to San Francisco to bring what little comfort and solace I could give to "Case" and his ball club. Just to let them know at least one New York newsboy was in, their corner. There is, nothing, you know, so lonely as a loser's dressing- room ... I found that out about a year and a half ago (after a 5 month illness) when alleged friends jumped to conclusions and assumed I was finished. (End of Long Sigh.) One Year Ago Explain procedures of school reorganization . . . After hearings . . . Committees to weigh Logan-land 4-H members cited . . . Get recognition at Purdue event. Peru youth, Richard-E. Lillard, 19, selected for U. S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md. Ten Years Ago Leland Smith may be next state leader . . . Fails to win nomination for governor but in-, creases political stature as next state chairman 'of the Republican party,, • • .,•...... Build court at Riverside for outdoor basketball . . . Regulation size court to provide public • court for youngsters year around. '. Orval Smith 110 West Miami, rewarded,for • safe driving . . . Baker Specialty.engineer first winner in 1952 traffic -courtesy campaign conducted by the Chicago Motor Club and the - Pharos-Tribune newspaper. Twenty Years Ago Wayne Doran was appointed local contact ™ man for the WPA Division of Training and Re- Employment. . • The board of trustees of the Logansport state 'hospital recommended the purchase of .additional farm land so as to allay renting acreage. Work on the new Loganspprt-Cass county Public Library was going forward rapidly, Fifty Years Ago Miss.Helene Thomas, of Royal Center is ;-home for the summer from Tudor Hall at In" dianapolis. Charles Richardson was preparing to enlarge his dyeworks on Sixth st. A frost was reported. At the Cozy: "The Sheriff Outwitted." San Franqisco is my second favorite American city. I have so testified here (and over" the networks) for almost 30 years and 40 on the blatts ... I was here for the GOP -convention (when Gen. Eisenhower romped away with it) and when we all returned from his unhappy hop to Anchorage, Manila, Seoul, Taiwan, Wake Island and Honolulu a tew seasons ago . .. . ,TJie White House Press Pan-American plane paused here to .dump me—so I could do a hurried-up narration for Desi's "Untouchables" and pay my respects 'to my editor, his staff and the Runyon Cancel- Fund's first. Santa Claus, San Francisco's very own Lou Lurie. The American who began his. Horatio Alger career here as a newsboy -and is now co-landlord of the town ... A darling man, who should help the President with his wise counsel to save our country ... And now the Mark H6p- ., kins radio (or Muzak) is rendering "The W. Winchell Rhumba" . . . It must be a gag ... Or praps to , make me feel I'm welcome . . . Tenny-rate, here I a,m, after the first sound slumber . in eight nights . . . Following the shock when I tried to help a very fine actress (in H'wood) meet a producer and. director or so, while her only baby drowned in the backyard pool. Marlon Brando's used-to-was (Anna Kaslifi) has a new serious romance. He is John Christiansen . . .Producer Harold Hecht (who along with Rita Hayworth's ex- mate Jim Ifill and Burf Lancaster once tried to destroy me and lost nearly $3 million on the Biggest', of their Flops) has quietly married again — after the final decree from Gloria Buzzell. The bride is an English girl. Let Lolly, Hedda, SheUah, Kilgallen and the others find out her name. I've got to go to a ballgame. . .Former Senator Brickcr's uevview, Eric (now a twist tutor at A. Murray's in H'wood) has a new thrill. . . Warners actress Diane Barker. . . .Didjez know Fidel once was a H'wood extra in movies?. . .They say he was registered with Central Casting under another handle. (The Hellwithim). . .Paid Wallace (the juve in "Gypsy") and Robert Young's lovely dghtr Betty have cooled their romance. He's dating 20th's Valerie Varda. . .Big Story about Marilyn Monroe's thrush- ing at Mr. Big's Big Rally at Mad. Sq. Garden. His advisers shuddered at the thawt — they opposed it. JFK insisted she be there and "sing." (MM sings like a Rabbit.) On the Lighter Side . . Headline:, "Nation Salutes Astronaut Scott Carpenter." He's a carpenter who built another stairway to the Stars. Vince Edward's groan; "I'm an 11-year overnight sensation." Be grateful, Doc. Some performers devote a lifetime to a nightmare of failure. LAFF-A-DfcY By DICK WEST WASHINGTON (UPI) - The other day, as a public service, I undertook to explain how Billie 1 Sol Estes got his name. My main point was that when it comes to christening their sons, Texas parents generally are •more progressive than those in • other states. This assertion was promptly challenged by a native of Louis. iana, who claimed that he had a boyhood chum named Joe Joseph Josephs. Conceding that there are exceptions everywhere, I believe I am on sound ground in saying that, by and large, the practice of name-giving in this country leaves'much to be desired. Names Don't Matter? The national attitude toward personal names conforms to the familiar Shakespeare quotation 1 "What's in a name? That which we call rose by any other name would smell as sweet." The implication is that names really don't matter. But is that true? A rose by another name might very well smell like;a petunia. I have before 1 me a clipping from the legal notices in a local notices in -a local .newspaper. It advises that a woman has filed application in district court to change her name from "Julie Les Marsh" to "Sincere Determination." I'm inclined to think that when Julia Lee legally becomes Sin,- cere Determination she' also will become a better person. Most of the first names used in America are prosaic and dull, but' all have meanings which if used as names, would give our nomenclature freshness and color. God's Gracious Love For instance, John, which is one of the most overworked names in America, means "God's gracious love." Wouldn't that make a fine. name for' a President? Roger Blough of U. ,S. Steel might not agree, but he also would stand to benefit. If his parents had named him "Spear of Fame," rather than Roger, .steel prices today might be six" cents a ton higher. '' • There is, however, no guarantee 'that, an -infant will fit hi s name when he grows up. I have a daughter named Rebecca, which means "firm." That doesn't suit her at all, It turned out that her chief characteristic is asking questions. If I had known when she was born what I know now, I would have named her "Constant Interrogation," which is almost as lovely a name as "Sincere Determination" or "Billie Sol." Reviews Of TV Shows By RICK DU BROW HOLLYWOOD (DPI) - Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower's recent expression of concern over American morality and modern' art. gave unique interest. Thursday night to a new CBS-TV series. A summer version of the weekend "Accent" program, the first show dealt with Maverick Missouri' artist Thomas Hart Benton, who, despite his prominence, •brought to mind a British journalist's remark about "the powerful innocence that America always forfeits'at her periol." . Benton/ is a strange fellow, He paints recognizable people. He wanders fields instead ,of coffee houses. He actually seems to be r • lieve that the ' works of artists ' should communicate, even, with such as you and me. This is not the .sort of attitude that gets a fellow elected'to many learned academies' or earns frequent invitations to clubby ^ummer seminars in the Berkshires. But he seems to have survived. Handled.'beautifully by his old acquaintance, h o s t-interviewer John Ciardi, Benton stirred quite a feeling of unaffected national pride, whether or not one is moved by his work. Moving about his home, studio and paintings, he said he was still' wandering about the country, having just returned from the Ozarks; that he left New York because he tired 'of the aesthetic controversies; and that he 'never cared much for the so-called "arist's life," preferring to live along with America. The television camera followed • up neatly by showing his pictures of Americans working in fields, dancing, vacationing, fighting, milking, robbng trams and in other historical poses. It was a fine show. The cigar- smoking, ebullient Benton was a delightful subject, especially . when he told how the government was not pleased with a" poster he drew in World War II at official request. The painting showed troops boarding a ship for overseas action, and the government was unhappy because they didn't look as though they wanted to go. Columnist Walter Lippmann visited "CBS Reports" Thursday night for the fourth 'time, and once again it was an hour to remember. Interviewed by David Schoenbrun, he opined, among other things, that: The balance of world power has shifted in the past year from the Communist bloc to the West; that Russia apparently never had the missile and nuclear power credited to it by 'faulty U.S. intelligence; that President Kennedy was proving an effective chief executive; that the stock market crisis was not the fault of the President's steel policy; and that Atty. Gen. Robert Kennedy, though attractive, is ruthless in action when he feels he is right. Lippmann's visits are always welcome. One wishes he had his own show. As it is now, it is not really "CBS Reports." It is "CBS Presents: Waller Lippmann Reports." • The Channel Swim: Marie Wilson and Charlie Ruggles star in the premiere episode of CBS-TV's summer series, "The Comedy Spot," July 3. . .Bing Crosby and Tennessee Ernie Ford are added guests on Ed Sullivan's 14th anniversary show'June 24 on CBS-TV. David Susskind landed British philosopher Bertrand Russell for an interview of his syndicated "Open End" program...Igor Stravinsky, whose new dance-drama, "Noah and the Flood," will be aired Thursday on CBS-TV, visits. Russia come fal'l for the first time in 50 years. • ABC-TV's new daytime quiz show, "Window Shopping," is cancelled as of June 29.. .CBS, TV's "Calendar" salutes Cole Porter's 70th birthday Monday with Elsa Maxwell on hand... .Same program's scheduled visit today to the new luxury liner France was replaced by inter• views with actor E. G. Marshall and critic Walter Ke'rr.. • . Friday Evening, June 8, 1962. AIDS V.N. FUND UNITED' NATIONS, N.Y. (UPI) —Swedish Ambassador Agda Rossel told the United Nations Thurs. day. her government will contriib- ute $5 million to the U.N. Special Fund for 1962. ; Mrs. Rossel'said the money will more than double Sweden's 1981 contribution to 'the fund's aid programs for, underdeveloped countries. PHAROS-TRIBUNE JJnlly r except Saturday* »nd Holiday*) 40e per week dally and •nn.lnj by cmrler, MO.80 per year In the city of LoffimHgort 4Uo per week by currier ontaide at Loglins'imrt. By mall on rnrill fonte. in Cmmm. Carroll, Wnlte, .PnlMkl,' rnltoi..and. Miami coa»tle», •12.00 per years outride trading area and within Incllnnn. J14.00 per year, outside Indiana, WS.OO per year. !UI mall «ub«rlptloB» p»yaW. .crlptlon. nold where carrier .errlo. U main- In ndrnnce. No mail nub mined. Pharcw eatabltehed 1844 Journal extabiuhed 184* 3 Reporter eatabll»aed ISM Tribune i-mtnbll.hf* 1*07 DREW PEARSON Merry-Go-Round WASHINGTON - Bombing an airplane to collect insurance does- , n't pay. Those cold-blooded and fiendish enough to take other people's lives for the purpose of collecting insurance for their families or themselves, don't seem to know ' this, which apparently is why there have been so many bombings of passenger planes. But along with their cold-blooded plotting against" the lives of. innocent people they should consider the fact that insurance companies are not obligated to pay off the bomber or his beneficiaries when a plane is bombed. Structure distortion, the odor of cordite, black smudges and the residue of shrapnel aways point to the work of a bomb. As a result not one insurance company has ever paid off. Furthermore all the bombers are now either dead or in prison. The Score Here is the record: Nov. 1, 1955, at Longmont, Colo.—-Bomb exploded on United Airlines en route New York to Seattle, 44 killed. John Gilbert Graham convicted, and died in the gas chamber for having placed a bomb in the baggage compartment in an effort to kill his mother and claim her $250,000 estate. He took out $37,500 worth of life insurance on his mother. The insurance was not paid. July 25, 1957, at Daggett, Calif. —Saul F. Binstock, carrying $125,000 insurance, blew himself out of the lavatory of Western Airlines en route Las Vegas to Los Angeles. The insurace was not paid. The plane landed at George Air Force Base with no injuries to other passengers. Jan. 8, 1960, at Bolivia, N.C.— 34 persons killed when National Airlines crashed as the result of a bomb explosion in the passenger compartment which blew Julian Frank out of the plane 16 miles from where the wreckage came down, Frank was reportedly in business difficulties. He had taken out an $875,000 insurance policy favoring his wife a year prior to (he accident. The insurance was not paid. May 22, 1962, at Unionville, Mo. —45 'dead in a Continental Airlines crash. A bomb had. been placed underneath the wash basin. Thomas G. Doty of Miriam, Kans. took out a $375,000 life insurance policy. Geneva Fraley of Independence, Mo., is said to have had one for $75,000. The two were traveling together. On Nov. 16, 1959, over the Gulf of Mexico, a National Airlines plane crashed, killing 42, believed to be Ihe work of a bomber. The final report when it comes will list the cause as unknown. A National plane, a DC-7, en route from Miami to New Orleans, disappeared with no wreckage ever found, though some, debris and bodies were recovered from the Gulf. The name of one passenger, Dr. Robert Vernori Spears, against whom criminal abortion charges are pending in Los Angeles, was on the passenger list, but Dr. Spears was later found in Phoenix, Ariz., driving a car belonging to a Mr. Taylor, who Spears admitted had taken his place on the flight. Spears has a long criminal record and was sentenced for taking Taylor's auto across state lines. Apr. 17, 1950 — John Henry Grant placed an incendiary homemade bomb in family luggage aboard United Airlines DC-3 bound from Los Angeles to San Diego. The bomb smoked, and was discovered. Grant was sentenced from one to twenty years for attempted murder and failed in his attempt to collect the $25,000 insurance on his wife and two children, who were passengers. That's the record. And the more people realize the facts in the record, the fewer attempts will be made to murder innocent people in the air. Pentagon Squash Casualty The big inter-service sports rivalry that the public hears about is the famous a.nnual Army-Navy football game. But the s-ports rivalry the public doesn't hear about takes place in the Pentagon gymnasium Between two top officials—Secretary of Defense Bob McNamara .and Secretary of Ihe Air Force Gene Zuckert. They play squash, and thore are no more determined, do-or- die, give-'em-hell squash players in the nation's capital than these two executives. When (hey play, woe be it to anyone who gets in their way—including themselves. Secretary McNamara, aged 46, should have the edge over Secretary Zuckert, a);ed 50, but this is not the case. McNamara has never yet defeated Zuekcrt for a set. Last week, however, he succeeded in putting Zuckert out of the running for the balance of this year. He fell on Zuckert's right ankle. The Secretary of the Air Force has been in a c;ist ever since, .his ankle broken. It was all accidental, of course, but it indicates how intense is the sports rivalry between top executives of the Defense Department. Note—Secretary of Agriculture Orville Freeman, who also plays squash, always loses to McNamara. Perhaps it's because he's been absorbed 'vith the Billie Sol Estes Case. Race For Moon Both American and Russian space scientists are planning to build a base on the moon's harsh, hostile surface. Asked about this lunar competition, a top U. S. space authority explained privately: "It reminds me of the freshmen in the Canadian North Woods, who frantically began chopping firewood for the winter. Before chopping any more, one decided to check with a near-by Indian chief about the outlook for winter. "The chief replied solemnly: 'Going be hard winter. White man in woods chop heap wood." " In other words, suggested the spaceman, the reason for much of the East-West rivalry is simply" that the other, side is doing it. Almanac By United Press International Today is Friday, June 8, tha 159lh day of tlie year with 200 to follow. The moon is approaching its first quarter. Tile morning stars are Jupiter, Mars and Saturn. The evening star is Venus. On this day in history: In 1861, Tennessee seceded from the Union. In 1886, Charles Stewart Parn- cll, Irish statesman, demanded home rule for Ireland in the House of Commons. In 1905, President Theodora Roosevelt offered his services as mediator to the belligerents in the Russo-.Iap.-i nese war. In 1953, the U. S. Supreme Court reversed a previous ruling and said restaurants in the District of Columbia could not legally refuse to serve "weL - behaved and respectable" Negro patrons. A thought for the day: The Greek lyric poet, Pindar, said: "The best of healers is good cheer." Public Forum The Pharos-Tribune invites views of its :rcadcrs. Each tet- ter should noi; exceed 300 words and must be signed by the writer with address. A request (o use initial!!, and not the full name, will m»t be honored. Address letters to: Public Forum, Pharos-IriSiune, Logansport, Ind. HUBERT "There's never a dull moment when Herb's ground —it lasts the whole evening," J.m>* » — , Pribllnhed daily except aatnrdHT nnd hnllrtnjn .by Pharo.-TrlbnM Co., lie. ",17 Eait Broadway. Ko K a>.port, Indiana. Batered M >eeoi>« rlaM matter at th. DO.t office at LoKan.port, lad., ond.r U,. aet »« March 3, 187». MIOMBGRi A.VUVT B I) RE AC OP CIBOUIyATlONl AND CHITKD PHESi IMTERNATIONAl Ul JTHAKOCJIKIBTJHH Ifattoaal Ad-rertUUc B*m<M<ntatlT»* © King Features Syndicate, Inc., tfl'62, .World'rijjKts roserletf* ' ' v "All right, I'll stop hurrying you! I'll be in tlw car racing the motor." \

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