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Logansport, Indiana
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Monday, June 11, 1962
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The Pharos-Tribune Editorial Comment. A Necessary Sentence In the same spirit that we took exception to the suspended sentence given a defendant in a recent well-publicized city court case, so do we now be- . lieve that City Court Judge Frank Tolbert deserves public credit for the obviously severe but necessary sen- .tence handed down in. the case of the young man who drove 100 miles per hour in the city to escape arrest, among other serious infractions. Admittedly, it must be extremely difficult for a judge to hand out a tough penalty to an individual of that young age. In this case, howev'er, the young man had been drag racing, had been flaunting the law again by driving while his license was suspended, drove at a high rate of speed, and certainly endangered many lives by his rash action. The sentence meted out is a logical one and fully justified. We sincerely hope that it will serve as a stern warning to those who totally disregard the implications of a suspended license, and to all those who would otherwise flaunt the law with impunity and who would seriously endanger the lives of others. UNFAITHFUL FIDO. Student Internes In recent years, the practise of employing internes in Federal and state governments has enabled those students specializing in government to get a practical insight into their subject, and given officials much needed help. Now, the practise is spreading to city governments. In many states, the internship is a form of political patronage. Where students are given the opportunity to assist and understudy a legislator or -other official, and perhaps use the experience for a thesis to gain a master's degree in government, the community is the gainer. A teacher candidate is prepared or a civil servant is given experience for a career in government. The .public service is now the largest of any employer. It is in the public interest that as many, as possible in the public service are well and properly trained. The Defense of Europe Britain's Lord Privy Seal, Edward Heath, brought home to Americans the enormous responsibility we have undertaken, when he told the British Parliament that the United States would defend Europe as if it were a part of this country and that, defensively, the United States does not distinguish between Europe and America. Woodrow Wilson first enunciated the idea that the Rhine was America's first line of defense, when he led the United States into the first World War. Franklin Eoosevelt extended that line in the second World War to the westernmost outposts of the Pacific. And all American Administrations since have subscribed to the policy that aggression against the free world anywhere is aggression against the United States. So that while Heath's statement is not new, it comes with a shock that it is taken for granted by our allies. What we prefer and have been trying to promote is a free world force that will defend freedom everywhere, not the United States alone. In the Past One Year Ago , Jeffery King, four-year-old Peru boy, suffered a head injury when struck by a car . . . According lo police he darted from an alley into the path of the automobile which struck •him down ... The driver was not held. . • Showers to lace heat in state two days. ' Visitors from all the counties served by the Logansport stale hospital were expecled to at-tend the annual open house at Longcliff. ; Ten Years Ago • Hold hearing on petition of prisoner . . . Judge Wild considers evidence in request of 'Frankfort man for writ of error coram nobis. '• Sheriff Claude Berkshire issued warning against itinerant roof painters. •'. Argnes M. Hulsizer, rural route 1, Twelve •JWile, hurt in traffic accident on North Third st. bridge in Logansport. : Twenty Years Ago • Eggs were selling at 31 cents a dozen; tomatoes were 2 pounds for .35 cents. '• Father Ambrose Switzer, assislanl pastor of "St. Joseph, church, was to leave here lo become an army chaplain. A son was bom in St. Joseph hospital to Mr. .-and Mrs. August Sundy, 630 Eleventh st. Fifty Years Ago . William Howard Taft wins Indiana votes. Miss Estha Massena of the post office was contemplating a trip to Panama for her vacation. The Glenn Raders, 1403 Broadway, announce the .arrival, of a son. Pharos wbne Flashes Tribune By Pharos-Tribune News Staff There were many troubled faces in one school class this past week when it appeared that the entire class had failed. The fifth graders were to be promoted to the sixth grade, but when report cards were distributed on the last day they all had written on them "fifth grade." Following a few anxious moments from parents and kids, the teacher gratefully reported that all had been promoted and that he had written from s "fifth" instead of to the "sixth." The error was quickly corrected and all the kids were happy again. There have hceii some tearful audiences at services in several local churches during the past few weeks as ministers left for other cities. This was particularly true at the Baptist Temple a week ago Sunday even though Dr. Robinson has agreed to return here for Sunday services as interim pastor until his successor arrives. He has been here considerably longer than any of the other ministers and some of the teenagers who wept during his farewell service have known no other pastor. News reports linking Prosecutor Patrick Brcnnan of South Bend with a $5,000 payoff by a mortician lo escape a reckless homicide conviction were of special interest to former Cass Circuit Judge Clifford Wild. It was just three years ago that Judge Wild heard disbarment evidence against a South Bend lawyer at the request of the State Supreme Court. Some South Bend attorneys at that lime charged the lawyer, named Palowski, whose office was next to Prosecutor Brennan's, had a hook-up with Brennan under which they were splitting fees in state cases. Brennan testified at that hearing that he had never shown Palowski any favors. It was a defense contention that a group of South Bend lawyers was trying to "get Brennan" through Palowski. The State Supreme Court disbarred Palowski after studying the transcript of the eight-day hearing. Mrs. James Black, the former Ruth Caswell, of 626 Walnul Ave., was saddened by the fire that destroyed the huge Caswell-Runyan factory building in Huntingtnn, for it was built by her grandfather, the late John W. Caswell, and his partner. They manufactured cedar chests there for many years. If there is one thing certain in politics, it is that nothing's certain. Before the election of the second district director of the Indiana Federation of Republican Women's Clubs, a candidate for the office went to the other candidate, Mrs. Fred McCain, Carroll county Republican vice- chairman, and told Mrs. McCain that she might as well withdraw from the race because she had the election sewed up. However, when the votes were counted, Mrs. McCain was the winner. Daniel Drompp, local World War II veteran, has marched in 50 Memorial Day parades in Logansport. life began participating in them as a Boy Scout and continued marching in them after the war as a veteran. — — " fl A recent flnt tire on an automobile driven by a Pharos-Tribune reporter brought out the astonishing fact from a local tire dealer that 50 per cent of all punctures occur on right rear tires. Unable lo explain it, the dealer said probably nails and glass roll from the center of the highways to the side and the front tires sets the nail in position to puncture the right rear tire. If you're a real estate owner and were disatisfied with your reassessment during the past year, you are not alone. Even being the assessor doesn't help at times. Cass county Assessor Richard Gobi, who spends weekends and nights at his summer cottage near Culver received notice from the Marshall county assessor that the reassessed value of the Lake property had been trebled. Gohl, furious because of the hike, asked "How would you like to have a letter like that dumped into your lap some Monday morning." LAFF-A-DfVY On the Lighter Side . . By DICK WEST WASHINGTON (UPI) - For some reason, the Democratic senatorial contest in MassschuseUs this year has been a source of considerable amusement here in the nation's capital'. I have endeavored to ascertain the cause of the merriment, but it has eluded me. Apparently, it has something to do with the fact that one of the candidates, Ted Kennedy, is the brother of the President while the other, Ed McCormack, is the nephew of Speaker John McCormack. Frankly, I don't see anything very humorous about that. Most people have relatives, for politicians the more the better, It could happen to anyone. But if all of the "Ted & Ed" jokes spawned during the campaign were laid end lo end, they would reach from Pat to Make. Took Note Of Levity No less a personage than Sen. Edmund S. Muskie took note of the levity in the situation when he addressed the Massachusetts Democratic convention at Springfield Thursday night. In his home state of Maine, Muskie said, "we Democrats used lo wonder whether we could find enough candidates to match the job opportunities available." "I understand that you have a somewhat different problem," he added. "It will be up to the convention to choose between Ted and Ed, and Muskie made it plain that he didn't envy Ihe delegates that task. In view of the intensity of the contest, he said he was "glad to be representing Ihe Uniled Stales Senate rather than the White House or the House of Representatives." At the moment, he explained, Ihe Senate could be considered "neutral ground," which took him off the spot. Relieved Ahoul Johnson "I am relieved that Lyndon Johnson has no relatives running in Massachusetts," he commented. Musfcie went on 'to recall that some 65 years ago "the chief jus- lice of • the .Supreme Court, the speaker of the House and the president pro tern of the Senate were all downeast Yankees" from Maine. "It is obvious that Massachu- ' setts is doing its best lo match that record," he said. He also noted that either Ted or Ed would be running against a Republican candidate in the, general election. "Indeed, it is apparent that no matter whom you choose for your senatorial nominee, the campaign this fall will be a contest between the dynasty and the dinosaurs," Reviews Of TV Shows , By RICK DU BROW HOLLYWOOD (UPI)-The scene is a small Midwestern town. A young movie star, killed in an accident, is being brought home for burial. He has been a heel in private life, but his unknowing, idol- worshiping, hysterical townsfolk • are preparing to enshrine him. This was. the setting Sunday night for NBC-TV's "Show of the Week" drama, "The Movie Star." And although it ventured several times into unfortunate melodrama, it had the powerful virtue of uncompromising anger over the tribute paid to false gods and their cheapening values. There were the usual characters for these occasional, welcome exposures of contemptible celebrities: , The press agent (Dane Clark), who finally rebels at the circus- like atmosphere and blanket of glorifying falsehoods; the vicious columnist (Nancy Marchandj, \ > had an extra-curricular interest in . the dead . hero and wants his widow to make a career of maintaining his fame; and the widow herself (Kathleen Widdoes), who wants to be kind to her husband's family and friends but finally realizes that half-truths are simply lies. Accuses Public In addition to these stock characters, however, the teleplay—by setting its action out of Hollywood —neatly achieved its additional intent of also accusing the public for defying such unworlhies and then participating in such ghastly events as the funeral. This writer was assigned to cover the carnival-like funeral of Tyrone Power in 1958, and can testify that the extraordinary tasle- lessness and revulsion depicted in •Sunday night's drama were not exaggerated. Robert J. Crean adapted the story from an original teleplay by William Bast, which was presented on television in England several years ago—and the lines frequently sizzled: Press agent to distraught widow before the funeral: "Just pretend it's another premiere." Mother of the dead hero: "He got to be a movie star, so we've all got to be very proud." Press agent to teen-agers: "Silly creeps, with your autographs." Teen-aged girl: ' "A lot of us got together and cried." Hollywood-Type Theatrics It's too bad that the play, which could have been completely devastating with, a little more care, reverted to over-emphasis of the obvious—ironically, by using Hollywood • .type theatrics. For example, loo much was made of the press agent's love for the widow. It detracted from the main points. In addition, .there was an anticlimactic scene in which the hero's sister-in-law reveals to the funeral crowd that he had an affair with her, which was obvious and smacked of cheap drama; and an ill-advised speech by the widow telling the crowd her husband was a false hero. Both points could have been made powerfully with more restraint. Miss Marchand was excellent and dominant as the columnist. And, in a chilling little scene, Arthur Pompeii was tops as a youth who idolized the star, looks and sounds like him, and is mobbed and stripped by admirers who think their hero has returned. "Let me go," he screams. Monday Evening, June 11,19(>2« The Channel Swim: Robert Rockwell, "Mr. Boynton" on the old "Our Miss Brooks" series with Eve Arden, starts a continuing role Wednesday on the CBS- TV soap opera "The Brighter Day"...Shelley Fabares, of the Donna Reed Show, sings on Dick Clark's ABC - TV dance program June 19. Hugh Downs, of NBC-TV's "Tonight" show, addresses the Bergenfield, N.J., High School graduating 'Class Sunday on the subject: "Personal Freedom"...Dv. Jonas Salk, inventor of the Salk.vaccine, guests on ABC-TV's "Meet the Professor" Sunday. Charles Collingwood and Harry Reasoner substitute for vacationing Walter Cronkite on his daily CBS-TV news show from mid-Juna to mid - July...Panama President ' Roberto Chiari will be questioned about Latin American Communism Sunday on ABC-TV's "Editors' Choice." he said. I thought, however, that Mus- kie best summed up the situation with the observation that Massachusetts Democrats seemed to be "joking more now but enjoying it less." C'Wne Pentorwaindle-t-i lac, 1M2. World right* "J don't mind your'rustling them, but I wish you'd find someplace else to bide them." PHAROS-TRIBUNE Dally (except Saturday- and 1 Holiday.) 40c per week dully and annilay by carrier, J20.SO per y-ar In the city of LoRnnnport 40o »er week by currier outside of Lngnnsport. By mnll un rnral route* In Casa, Carroll, White, Pula-kl, Fnlton and Miami conn-ties, I1..00 per year) outside trading area nnd within Indiana, $14.00 per yenri outside Indiana, W8.00 per year. Ml mall subscriptions payable In advance. No mall subscription, sold -There carrier service Is maintained. FharoM established S«&$£®*F^ ^Mjtfd^s^ Reporter estabU-hei 1844 <BKiJn*RBH!B> fcSjSSfilB^ 1 ^* Journal o«tabU«_ed ^"HSlX*^ Tribune e«tabll_aed 1B4» 1H 1M 1S-7 Published dally except Saturday and holidays by Fhnro»-Trlbu»e Co,, lac. E17. Bast Broadway, I/os:ansport, Indiana. Entered aa second rlitss matter Kt the post offics a* -.oic-nHport, int., under tha aet of March 3. tan. MBMBHRt AUBIT BUH1EAC Or CIHCTJLATIONS AND UMITBD PRESS rSTKHNATIONAL National A4i crti-la* KWMMat-4lTWI l" DREW PEARSON Merry-Go-Round WASHINGTON-H. L. Hardin, the assistant immigration commissioner who was rushed to Hong Kong to expedite the flow" of Chinese refugees to the United Stales, has run into surprising British opposition. Wlu-.n he telephoned British authorities to relay Attorney General Robert Kennedy's offer to find homes ; for Chinese orphans, the British told him that there was no need to discuss the matter because there were no available orphans in Hong Kong. Apparently the British don't want to give Hie world the impression that they have neglected Chinese children. Nevertheless anyone on the streets of Hong Kong can see homeless children begging for food. Attorney General Kennedy has appealed to British Ambassador Ormsby-Gore to let the American people help these needy Chinese children. Chinese Refugee Relief, headed by former Presidents Herbert Hoover and Harry Truman, has offered to care for all the orphans the immigration service will permit to enter this country. Insult To Congress The Defense Department, allegedly and officially, has beea trying to get competitive bids for ils r c'rdware; also trying to get away from sole-source manufacturers. Two or more manufacturers of any piece of defense equipment has the advantage not only of competitive bidding, but of diversified plants in case the United States ia attacked. However, the House Armed Services watchdog subcommittee suspects the Defense Department's alleged efforts in this direction are mere shadow-boxing. Recently, Chairman Edward 'Hebert (D., La.), accused the Army of favoritism in awarding a contract to one machinery corporation for M-113 personnel carriers, a lightweight truck for transporting troops overland. When this column reported the Louisiana congressman's criticism, FMC executives issued emphatic denials, and Assistant Secretary of the Army Paul R. Ignatius wrote a letter to this writer, and to another company, a competing firm, denying favor- iiism. This Idler, when read into the watchdog committee's official record, caused Rep. Poter Hardy (Da., Va.). to comment: "This leiter that we have in here from Mr. Ignatius ... is an insult to the committee." "It wasn't written to us, Mr. Hardy, observed Chairman Hebert. "Well, it's an insult to thfl committee regardless of whom it is written to," said the congressman from Virginia. Personal File Here are some answers to questions from the Merry-Go-Round mail: Q.—How does LI. Col. John Eisenhower manage to get so much leave to work on his father's memoirs?—Officer's Wife, Fnrl Lewis, Wash. A.—A lot of officers are wondering how the former President's son rates (his leave. He has been on special leave for over a year, recenlly was granted imothei six-month extension. Tha ofiitial reason is lhal he's work- in;; on his father's memoirs, but yiii can guess th^ real reason. Q.—Was anything ever done about the Navy's refusal to let and Air Force rescue plane pick up Scott Carpenter while he waited in the water after his space flight?—T. L., Scranlon, Pa. A.—Secretary of (he Air Force Eugene Zuckert sent a personal memo lo Secretary of the Navy Fred Korlh. suggesting a joint investigation. But Zuckert wasn't serious about it, was merely ribbing Korlh. Q.—Does President Kennedy with all his millions live on his Presidential salary? Does he contribute much lo charities?—R. T., Lake Charles, La. A.—Yes to both questior.s. He contributes heavily through tha Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., ."u lion, named in memory of his brother who was killed in World War II. Some of (he President's book royalties have also gone to Harvard. Q.—How does Gov. Nelson Rockefeller get away with using the Rockefeller Foundation, a nonprofit, nonpolitical, tax-exempt organization, to prepare research for his political use?—J. L., Los Angeles. A.—Rockefeller got in trouble with Internal Revenue over Ihis in 1960, is now shopping for a nonexempt outfit to do his ]x>- litical research. Q.—You have written a lot of columns about the underworld. What is behind the outbreak of gangland killings in Chicago?— V. V., Gary, Ind. A.—"Tough Tony" Accardo is going into eclipse as Chicago's crime czar. "Willie Potatoes" Daddano would like (o take over. Others have different ideas over who should be boss. They are shooting it out lo see who will con- Irol. Pearson's Predictions —New York's Gov. Nelson Rockefeller will launch a tremendous drive for the GOP Presidential nomination the day after the 1962 congressional elections. He will assure Republicans • that he can defeat President Kennedy in 1964 by crusading for a more vigorous economy. —Alcohol tax agents will bring federal charges against southern sheriffs who have been protecting moonshiners, —The railroad brotherhoods will roll up to Ihe brink of a nalion. wide strike. But the President will seize the railroads, if necessary, to keep the trains running. —Attorney General Robert Kennedy will crack down on the Black Muslim brotherhood, a secret Negro society which preaches racial hatred and violence. —Sen. Olin Johnston, a moderate with a lot of Senate seniority, will win the South Caroline primary. Almanac Bj r United Press International Today is Monday, June 11, tha 162nd day of the year with 203 (o follow. The moon is approaching ils full phase. The morning stars are Jupiter, Mars and Saturn. The evening star is Venus. On this day in history: In 1910, the Printers' Association of America decided to campaign against the portrayal of women's skirls on billboards. In 1920, Sen. Warren Harding of Ohio learned he would be the Republican party's nominee for President. In 1927, Charles Lindberg was welcomed home in Washington, D. C., after his flighl across the Aliantic Ocean. A thought for the day: The Greek tragic dramatist, Aeschylus, said: "Strange speech, strange ways, are a mark for men's dispraise." 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 (o use initials, and not the full name, will not be honored. Address letters la: Public Forum, Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Ind. HUBERT [_© King Features Syndicate, Inc., 1962. World ritrhls reserved. % "Are you SURE President Kennedy decreed thia natipnal 'Clean Your Oven Week'2"

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