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The Pharos-Tribune Editorial Comment. The Law Will Be \ Changed Under the present Federal and state laws, the tightened welfare regulations ' designed to throw chiselers off relief in the city of Newburgh, N. Y., were held invalid, except for one that requires able bodied relief recipients to report in per.son once a month to the welfare office. But these rules had served to alert a nation worried over the growing size of its relief bill, and the signs are that both Federal and state legislatures will be disposed to change laws which encourage deception and add unnecessarily to the tax burden. In the months that the rules were in effect, Newburgh City Manager Joseph McD. Mitchell said, "We've had no grievances at all. We've cut taxes and the welfare budget. Our performance indicates we're right and the law should be changed." Secretary of Health, Welfare and Education Abraham Ribicoff does not see eye to eye with Mitchell but he has already indicated he is tightening Federal welfare procedures to make people more self-reliant and that he will ask Congress to liberalize the law so that states may require able bodied persons seeking relief to work on state projects without losing matching Federal funds. Across the country, the relief bill is becoming onerous. The Newburgh case should be the catalyst that will make sure that relief does not become a way of life, while providing that legitimate recipients are nqt hurt. On Eliminating Competition Two incumbent Presidents have been defeated after a first term in this century - William Howard Taft and Herbert Hoover. It is smart politics, therefore, to eliminate the competition beforehand, if possible. That is the politics of the.White House conference this week between President Kennedy, the national Democratic leader, and Mayor Robert F. Wagner, the city and state Democratic leader of New York. Their objective is to defeat-Nelson A. Rockefeller for reelection as Governor of New York, and thus eliminate him as a possible Republican presidential nominee in 1964. In a recent Democratic poll, Wagner had been shown to lead Rockefeller for the Governorship, but said he prefers to remain as Mayor. A Republican poll showed Rockefeller might carry the state by a bigger plurality than he did in 1958. There was a shift of only 2 per cent away from him since the separation and divorce, which it feared would hurt him politically. Republican politicians confidently look to his reelection to put him in line for the presidential race in 1964. Both polls, each favoring the party favorite, nevertheless found a large percentage of undecided voters. President Kennedy's aim is to swing these uncommitted voters - 40 per cent' in the Republican poll - to the Democrats. That would make his own bid for reelection in 1964 so much the easier. HOKUM, OR SMQKUM? In the Past One Year Ago Eastern Standard Time stirs new time issue . . . Logansport city council to "wait and see" . . . Eye Kokomo-Peru actions. School zone meeting set at 4-H Community Center . . . Third reorganization session. Special Cass circuit court Judge Frederick Rakestraw established Gault ditch which was to cost an estimated $88,926.02. Ten Years Ago High winds accompanied a rainstorm that thrashed Logansport early today . . . Electric power disrupted. Defendant wins suit based on fatal accident . Miami circuit judge enters judgment in $10,000 damage action. Jeremiah S. Howe, 81. retired farmer and former Pulaski county auditor, dies at his home following lingering illness. Twenty Years Ago Sgt. Charles Goble of 220 Washington ave., was named superintendent of Peru police. itlr. and Mrs. Harvey Price, rural route 1, Burnettsville, were parents of a son born in Cass county hospital. Arrangements for conducting an all-out scrap rubber drive in Cass county were being worked out. Fifty Years Ago WAITER WINCH ELL Broadway and Elsewhere "Dear WW: You have your Girl Friday. I've been Bo Kolinsky's Man Friday ever since he reported nine days late on that day of the week to Spring training with the Los Angeles Angels. Bo Arrived with a splash. Several reporters were jack-knifed into Ihe water at his pool-side press conference in Palm Springs by Belinsky's confident prediction of how he intended to lake the American League by'storm. With his supple left wing he promptly proved he could back his boa-jts. A no-hitter and a Iwo- hit shutout cropped up among his six victories. Bo hasn't been going so good lately. " • They say he has gone Hollywood since Winchell took him under his show-biz wing. Putting the rap on Winchell is nothing new. Maybe you deserve it. The 25-year-old kid, who could pass for a modern day Valentino, has starlets under his arm instead of the All-Star game in his eyes. 'I like it, who wouldn't?' admits the Twister from Trenton. It's up to you, WW, to set this Southpaw Society Sam straight before it's too late. He has captured you like no ballplayer since DiMag. He has the personality of a rainbow. Walter, have a quote from Jack Keady in The Arkansas Democrat: 'Although he wears an Angel uniform in Los Angeles, pitcher Bo Belinsky is no Angel.' Someone should point out to Mr. Keady. neither was Ruth or Cobb. More from sports scrivener Keady: 'In the Travelers dugout while the players were intensely watching the game, Bo was playing pranks. His favorite trick was slipping a hotfoot lo one of his teammates and watching the victim frantically trying to get his shoe off to stop the pain,' On the Lighter Side . . This from Utdc Rock, where the 'haloed' citizenry can make the pain excruciating for little boys and girls Irving to go lo school. But I'm getting off the track. Little Rock can do that to you. Walter, the important thing is lo get Belinsky back on Ihe .WINNING track. Ever since you became a Belinsky ruoler, Walter, you haven't seen him win. Bul too ninny folk in our business are taking shots al Bo now. They've been dying to aim (hem since he destroyed the age-old baseball theory that a rookie should come to a Major League camp with a straw suitcase and a yes-sir, no-sir attitude. I admired him fur arriving in a $20(1 tailor-made suit with a gold watch and diamond ring.- He showed the Class that a Lil- lle Rock sporlswriter announced —shortly after Bo's meteoric rise to fame in the American League. Little Rock is where Belinsky pitched in the minors last year, for the Arkansas Travelers. Fortunately for Bo, like the two girls from Little; Rock in 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,' he was lucky to escape the Land of Fail- bus. They're saying in the Angels that Bo prefers nightclubbing wilh you to staying in Ihe Angel clubhouse unlil 'the games are over. They are also saying (in the sports pages and in the bleechers) that Bo would rather listen to Eddie Fisher sing torch songs to his far-off ex—than drink in the lyrics of Angel owner Gene Autry to 'straighten up and fly right.' (Maybe Autry doesn't sing as well as Fisher, but he made more money at it.) The Velvet Knockers are also saying Bo's paying more attention lo advice from the William Morris Agency about a prospective acting career than he is to the William Rigney Managerial Agency on his pitching career. Belinsky is enough of a believer in his ballclub ti> limit himself to two drinks in the nightclub. Tin's essentially fine boy is completely captured by the keen interest you've shown in him, Walter. You've 'made' a lot of people stars. A hack like me has no call to tip the newspaper world's foremost tipster. LAFF-A-D4Y 2500 persons attended the annual Panhandle picnic held at Culver's Lake Maxinkuckee. The 1913 convention of the Epworth League was to be hsjci in Logansport. Amma L. .OeHaven and Edith Hutsell were married by Hev. Arnold. .$!£!« F{»tliii« SjndletU, lie, HUB. World rlnliU 6-12. By DICK WEST WASHINGTON (UPI)—Hardly a week goes by any more that some company doesn't contribute to man's decline by bringing out a new type of electronic computer. In fact, these so-called 'memory' devices are coming on the market so fast it takes a computer to keep track of the names and numbers of the other computers. This week's model, which went on display here today, is called "Cris." A product of the Information Retrieval Corp., it is billed as being "desk-sized." It stores more than half a mil- lit n pages of microfilmed data in •a box no bigger than a loaf of bread. I assume that in emergencies it could even.te used as a bread box. Could Replace Landlords The desk-size computer comes on the heels of a computing machine called the "automated really services plan." Its purpose is to replace landlords, which in some ways could be a blessing. It supposedly performs all of the functions that a landlord performs, like notifying you that the rent is overdue. . The literalure I have doesn't make clear, however, whether it puts poor widows out into the slreet on snowy nights. The electronic landlord apparently has one major advantage over the human variety. Whon you complain that your apartment isn't getting enough heat, it merely ignores your protest without giving you ,-a lot of lip. Endangers Secretaries Jobs Another new type of computer, fortunately still in the experimental stage, may eventually replace the office secretary. If it pans out, it will take dictation, translate the phonetic sounds into writing and type out the words without so much as a misplaced comma. TJie only drawback is, it can't sit on the 'boss' lap. In view of the havoc that computers are creating, you might be interested in knowing who started it all. According to the Smithsonian Institution, which recently did some research on the subject, the culprit is a certain Charles Babbage, a professor at Cambridge University in England during the middle of Ihe last century. Babbage drew up a design for a computing device which was too complex for the technical skills of thai day. Only part of the machine was built, but it was responsible ' for much that came later. Any way you look at it, Babbage was a busy little man. In addition to designing the first computer, he is' the genius who in- Reviews Of TV Shows By IUCK DU BROW HOLLYWOOD (UPI) - I never thought I'd live to see the day when' a television announcer would be allowed to plug a sponsor from a box in Carnegie Hall, but it happened Monday night on CBS' Julie Andrews-Carol Burnett special. It was only one of many disappointments that prevents this viewer from joining the general gushing over (he much-heralded hour by the two talented young ladies, "Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall." It was an all right show, better than average, which isn't saying much. But it was nowhere near what it should have been, nor the millenium indicated by advance notice. To begin with, it seems significant that the smash number of the evening, a Western spoof called "Big D," was merely a repeat of what the two stars had done previously on the Garry Moore show. It was this number, in fact, which led to the idea of the special. In addition, maybe I'm oJd- fashioned, but somehow it just doesn't get me when two girls sing romantic songs together. Something seems to be missing. Prolonged Applause Annoys The facts that the audience was in black tie get-up and that the setting was the stately old music house, were all very well. But they had nothing to do with what was happening on stage. Nor did the irritatingly prolonged app 1 a u s e transmitted into our homes, apparently as a hint to appreciate what we were seeing. What we were seeing, in fact, was two girls who had been deserted by everyone except the choreographer and a resourceful publicity staff. Miss Burnett's flair /or broad, wild comedy was 'held too much in tow. And the dialogue by comedian Mike Nichols and Ken Welch was oh-so- precious and "show biz," as was a cloying and not-very-bright opening song in which the ladies paid tribute to each other. No one sings a tune more beautifully than Miss Andrews, and she scored when she got a chance, although she also offered an endlessly long version of "So Long at the Fair." She was also funny when, swapping her English accent for Americanese, she tried the song "I Can't Say No," and wailed: "I Cahn't ay cain't." Ladylike Show There were mildly amusing takeoffs ,on visiting Russian dance troupes and Swiss family folk singers. And Miss Burnett also was a knockout when the opportunity arose. As the show started, she was hilarious when, to bump- and-grind tempo, she sang: "There'll be no Mozart tonight at Carnegie Hall." The hour needed more of that. Miss Burnett is gut- ty, and the show was ladylike. She dominated anyway, but neither girl yet has Judy Garland's immense personal presence to carry off a show with hardly any help from anybody. As for the announcer and his tea sponsor, I guess it was only a matter of time before shills got inside the grand old building. Yours truly was brought up only a block from it, and I knew the world was going to the' devil years ago when someone allowed an orange juice counter to be opened at the entrance of Carnegie Hall. The Channel Swim: Attorney Edward Bennett Williams, whose clients have included James Hoffa, Dave Beck, the late Sen. Joseph McCarthy and Frank Costel- Jo, guests Thursday on NBC-TV's "Today" show. ..Howard K. Smith's weekly commentary program on ABC-TV was renewed. Johnny Crawford, young star of ABC-TV's "The Rifleman," sings June 29 on Dick Clark's "American Bandstand" television show... James Arness, of CBS-TV's "Gun- smoke," will narrate a special Army film about the unconventional warfare facing American troops in Viet Nam. Tuesday Evening, June 12,1962 ISSUE "SERIOUS WARNING" TOKYO (UPI) - Communist China today charged that an American warship entered its waters. It issued the country's 206lh "serious warning" against the alleged violation, according to the Communist New China News Agency. vented the cowcatcher for locomotives. He likewise left his imprint on history as the- first man to cross a railroad viaduct in a handcar. "There isn't much demand for chauffeurs for PHAROS-TRIBUNE Doll? <except gutiirdlw ana Holiday*) 40« per neck dnlly nnrt *nim«) by carrier, $20,80 per year In the city of Li>Knn»port 40o per week by carrier outside of I/osnmaport. By mnl] on rnrul route* In Cn»«, Carroll, White, Pulnnkl, Fnlton nnd Mlumi conntle*, 112.00 per year) oniilde tradlnK urea nnil within Indlnnn. (14.0O per year: ontilde IndUnn, $18.00 per year. Ml mull «iiln!criptlon» pnyabl* in KdTanoe. No mnll •ab«crlptto'd» Mold wliera carrier nervine !• main* •alned. ' Phnro« eitabltalied ^WSBWa?^ _ _nfrraim_ Reporter e»ta«ll»«e« ISM <sj3ta$gpE> SislSfiBsB *88» Journal cutabllined ^*SJ3!*'^ Tribune c»t«bll«he* 184* 1M 114 1MT PnbUihed dally except Saturday and holiday* by Pharo«-Trlbnji« Co., Inc. B17' Enut Broadway, Iiognaport, Indiana. Entered an aeeond clai» matter at the po«t otfle* at Locamport, Ind.. under the act a* March 3. 187*. . HKMBERi AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS AND UNITED FRH9B INTERNATIONAL (•HAROI-TIUBims National A«Y*rtti>lBc Be»r«mtatiTMi DREW PEARSON Merry-Go-Round WA"~ "NGTON — Charlie and Push! :. the White House pooches, may have to move over in their doghouse to make room for Sen. Bill Proxmire of Wisconsin, the Senate push-up king. Proxmire is a Democrat. But no Republican senator is more unpopular with the President. He first brought the wrath of (he White House down upon his head by working with Mississippi's segregationist Sen. Jim Eastland inside the Senate Agriculture Committee to scuttle the heart of the Kennedy farm program. The President, though piqued, overlooked Proxmire's antics and dutifully invited him to fly in the Presidential party to a big Dem-, ncralic dinner in Wisconsin. Whether you're a Republican or a Democrat, a Presidential invitation is regarded as a command. You don't refuse such an invitation. But Proxmire happily snubbed the offer lo ride with the President. The last straw was Proxmire's part in the Senate vote to ban economic aid to Communist countries, which may go down as the year's worst diplomatic disaster. It had exactly the opposite effect that its backers presumably intended, by playing right into the Kremlin's hands. Helping The Kremlin The hasty Senate ban on Communist aid came precisely at the time Premier Khrushchev had called satellite leaders to Moscow for an economic conference. Its purpose was to tighten lha Kremlin's hold on the satellites by weakening their economic ties with the west. The Senate obliged Khrushchev by cutting those ties altogether and pushing the satellites right into Khrushchev's open arms—although it later partly corrected its mistake. It was the handsome, erratic senator from Wisconsin who started the Senate on its disastrous course. He offered an amendment to suspend economic aid. to Yugoslavia for one year. This was obviously a grandstand play, since Yugoslavia isn't scheduled lo get much economic aid during the next year anyway. But it was a slap at Yugoslavia's Marshal Tito and a boon lo Khrushchev, who has had his troubles with Tito and is now courting him. Mr. K has invited Tito lo come lo Moscow Ihis fall. So Proxmire obligingly provided a shotgun for a Khrushchev-Tito marriage. Tha senator from Wisconsin was careful not to include Poland in his resolution, although Poland is closer lo Ihe Kremlin lhan Yugoslavia and is scheduled to get considerably more economic aid. He knew that more Poles live in Milwaukee ihat: in most Polish cities, and that (hey would like to sec. the old country weaned away from Moscow. There, however, almost no Yugoslavs in Wisconsin. Lausche's Purple Oratory But Ohio's bushy-haired Sen. Frank Lausche, another Democrat maverick, is of Yugoslav parentage. Apparently he didn't want the Yugoslavs singled out for special discrimination. He jumped into Ihe Senate debate with a demand that all Communist countries be shut off from economic aid. The Senate got carried away by Lausche's purple oratory, plus the desire of Senators in an election year to prove to the voters how anti-Communist they are. On the surface, a vote to stop aid from going behind the Iron Curtain would appear to be anti- Communist. But, most Senators, aware of the subtleties of the East-West struggle, realized that the Proxmire Lausche move would strengthen, not weaken, (he Communist bloc. Nevertheless they put politics ahead of patriotism. President Kennedy, shocked and surprised by the Senate action, sent his aides scurrying up to Capitol Hill to find out whether, the damage could be undone. Minnesota's fast-thinking Sen. Hubert Humphrey came up willi the suggestion (hat eventually was adopted. He recommended to presidential .aides Larry O'Brien, Ralph Dungan and Mike Map.alos thai ,the Stale Department patch together a compromise, permit- ling Ihe shipment of farm surpluses to Communist countries. Humphrey pointed oul this would not only help (hwart Khrushchev's purposes but would relieve the bulging farm surplus problem. The Slate Department submitted the Humphrey Compromise to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee which hastily approved it after slight modifications by GOP Sens. Everett Dirkscn of Illinois and Bourke Hickenlooper of Iowa. Texas Tower Bristles Next morning, Kennedy asked Sens. Claiborne Pell of Rhode 1s- Jand, John Can-oil of Colorado, and Humphrey lo stay behind after a routine White House, ceremony honoring the humanitarian, Dr. Tom Dooley. The President pointed out that both Eisenhower and Truman had been given far broader authority in dealing with Iron Curlain countries. It was none olhcr than Ihe late Secretary of Stale John Fosler Dulles, a rigid anti-Communist, who first sought aid for Communist Poland. "This would seriously cripple our effectiveness in dealing with Iron Curtain countries," Kennedy told the Senators soberly. "It plays right into the hands of Khrushchev," he added. Kennedy also telephoned Democratic leader Mike Mansfield of Montana and Republican leader Everett Dirksen of Illinois lo repeat the same appeal. With their support, the Senate sheepishly reversed its earlier action al least to the exlent of the Humphrey formula. Note—Texas' little bul loud Sen. Jack Tower, an uncompromising Righl-Wing Republican, gave Dirksen a privale longue-lashing for helping lo overturn the aid ban, "You hsve pulled the rug out from under us!" he bristled, his face livid wilh rage. Almanac By United Press International Today is Tuesday, June 12, the 183rd day of the year wilh 202 to follow. The moon is approaching i I s full phase. The morning stars are Jupiter, Mars and Saturn. The evening star is Venus. On this day in history : In 1630, John Winthrop, first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Company, entered Salem Harbor. In 1912, musical comedy queen Lillian Russell married her fourth husband, Alexander Moore. In 1934, President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Reciprocal Trade Agreements Act A thought for the day: The Greek philosopher, Aristotle, said: "To entrust to chance what is Ihe greatest and most noble would be a very defective arrangement." Public Forum; The Pharos-Tribune invites views of its readers. Each letter should not exceed 300 words and must be signed by the writer widi address. A request to use initials, and not the full name, will not be honored. Address letters to: Public Forum, Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Ind. ' HUBERT "Oh, I had a fine day—if you disregard what I'm paid far it."

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