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PAGE TWO THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPORT, INDIANA SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 19ST Beneath Modern Veneer, Man Is Still Credulous By JOY MILLER AP Writer Beneath modern man's synthet- . ic suit beats a heart as fearful and credulous as his medieval ancestor's. He can split the atom but .often as not, deep inside he still believes in devils. .Science, though,' has given him a veneer of nonchalance in th face of the unknown. Now he. reads detailef symp toms in the newspapers and take his aches and pains to a doctor Seldom does h e blame his .ma'ling ering on an old crbne sticking pin in a waxen image. When a cow sickens, the jet ag farmer calls a veterinarian to ad minister antibiotics. An ' uricom fortably short time ago'he woulc have accused an ill-tempered neighbor of bewitching the ani roal. On Halloween, Instead of bar ring their doors against hellish shapes abroad that, night, our enlightened adults send their chil dren forth to mock' them... Burned Lots Of Them Today not many people. with hex appeal are consigned to the flames for trafficking with Satan But in. Europe from the 15th to the 18th centuries 300,000 to several million accused ;• witches — historians vary. — wer e burned boiled, drowned, hanged, strangled, flayed alive and tortured to death. Admittedly, w e have made progress. Many a modern, fingering the that what we call witchcraft wa talks, wifl insist witchcraft has died out altogether, except perhaps for voodoo 'among remote, primitive peoples." The truth seems to be, however, that the darkest practices of black magic have gon e underground in civilized societies, leaving exposed Dn the surface a scattering, of apparently harmless superstitions. Probably, no one is entirely free of them, so much a part of our daily lives have they grown. You know the kind: spilled salt tossed over the shoulder, planting according to phases of the moon, ithe horseshoe over the barn door. In fact, so socially acceptable aave such by-products of the,black arts become that: they've been lumped .together, by anthropolog- ists and writers on local color under the term "folklore"—about which, thg- unkindest word v said these days' is "quaint"' Many Are Sincere Some uncomprising critics -delay spiritualism and the various 'methods of foretelling th e future —by cards, palms, stars and crystal balls—as modern black magic. But practitioners • of these skills include sincere students of the occult as well as the mor e publicized- charlatans. An anthropologist concentrating on European witchcraft, Margaret A. Murray, has written that the god or gods of an old religion become the devil or,devils of the new. She advanced the'.' theory, which is finding wide acceptance, that what we call wtchcraft was a religion of the people which was eventually overcome .by Christianity, although the struggle lasted until the l«th century. • The worship, is generally believed to have centered around a god appearing as a nan or' animal at the witches'. meetings, or sabbaths. His spot of the sab- bath, was celebration of'.the black mass, followed by sexual orgies. The black mass, a blasphemous parody . of the Roman Catholic Mass—with black candles, inverted crucifix, liturgy mumbled backward and on the altar often the naked, body of a femal e worship, per—is apparently still with us. Black Magic Spreads Robert Fabian; former inspector of Scotland -Yard a-nd-4hus well acquainted with diabolical' doings n the back alleys of fog-shrouded xmdon, says the practice of black magic is spreading rapidly .and hat there fs more activ e Satan worship today than in the Dark Ages. Even in America, some writers m the occult insist, black masses are said, attracting the mentally unbalanced, the perverts, the irill seekers and onc e in a long : someone who honestly wants o study what mankind is capable f. But admittance is hard to ome by—you have to "know omebody." Voodoo Type Here More prevalent in this country s voodoo, an African fetish reli- ioh that spread to Haiti and around the world. Here it crops up in sections of fee South, in the poorer districts of large cities, among some uneducated peoples. ' Police ar e familiar with the voodoo, conjer .bag—containing a mixture of powerful Devil-repel- fants such as 'graveyard dirt, hair, parts of animals, - perhaps human fat—worn around the necks of various 'petty criminals they've 'arrested. ' . - : . Psychiatrists 'at mental hospitals in the New York area say that/British West Indians carry Voodoo around as a part of their culture and it's sometimes .hard to tell where mental 'illness begins and the belief in black magic, leaves' off..-.' "•/ ... '.'' In New, Yorfc "City's Harlem, specialists in'.,either., putting on hexes, • or curses, 'or;.taking them off-do- a brisk trade:/-' Voodoo covers a -multitude .of practices—from •killing or maiming an enemy 'by '. sticking :pins : 'in a doll or slowly •/'•melting a waxen' image, -to making: Jove.. potions. Back Of Murder .Case: Right/now/, in/.a. Vinelaha', N.J., jail-. Juan. Rivera'-Appnte,- a-.47-' year-old, farm laborer; -awaits trial on- a murder • charge involving, the death, of a 16-year-pld boy; Police say Aponte told them he had/been- studying black magic and-'needed, a /skull 'to grind . into' .powder's-to use in a potion.to enable him. to cast shells on'women. , •/•'.'/ As;-for/ voodoo - death, doctors, say^ there are many, well-dpcu-i •mented cases of -a perfectly healthy person "lyingvdown "and dying Rafter being informed he is. be witched and willr'die. Post-mor- terms reveal'no'cause; '-"/ ' Most. psychologists',-, think : sug- gestiom is at th e bottom'of voodoo success. They, say the-victim first has. to believe;, in',; witchcraft^ : -, and f hnTi Ka (wl/1' tin NfrilT' j\\t± -» TT . /4/vae then" be. told ' he ' will , the rest himself. - ' .. Conscience Involved ' does DEPEND ON YOUR PHARMACIST for Professional Health Services Exactly what the doctor ordered is exactly what you get when you bring us your prescription. See us for Toiletries, Beauty Aids and Daily Health Needs Bring fn Your Prescription Today CENTRAL DRUG CO. . GEORGE KIMBROUGH, R! PH. 4th at Broadway Phone 3131 NEW ARRIVALS I :v. I FUN TIME PANTS Others at 2.99 and 3.99 • Pin wale corduroy • Hand or machine washable • Lusterized finish • Ivy League models No matter . . . whatever your JIM, chances ar» you'll find a p»rf»ift fit in our most compl«tt election of Corduroys. Colorful plaids and i)r!p«,i. Matching belts and plain rnodtls. Plain and zippered leg, SPORTSWEAR DEPT. FLOOR Often, top, .-guilt feelings/enter into'it. He kno.ws'.he's'done'some- thing pretty bad to' make someone want his= death—and if his simple faith in, magic won't snuff out the -spark of life, his deep feelings of guilt, win. In America the part of the try often thought the-most witcti- craftprone is the fertile Pennsylvania Dutch farming region. So-calld bex signs, those colorful geometrical designs on- barns and over doorways, are frequently pointed .out as magic, supposed to keep out devils. Most aurhorities on the Pennsylvania Dutch, however,' insist they're simply decorative. In scoffing at the hex sign myth, one writer admitted magic was- practiced in the .area, but very secretly; The Pennsylvania Dutch farmer, he said, would never parade his. mysterious doings for the unitiated to see. ; , Possibly the most famous Pennsylvania "Dutch hex case happened in York, Pa.,' in 1928. Three youths—one was only 14-Jkilled an old man they were convinced was a wizard and was; putting evil spells on the community. Apparently all they wanted was a lock of his hair to bury eight' feet a"nd thus x out the hex. But he fought for his life and in the struggle lost it. Special Penn. Mix Pennsylvania also has its own' brand of faith healing. It's called powwowing and mixes white'mag- ic and- Christianity in a special blend to'cure human and animal ailments, promote fertility and ward off natural danger,- and witches. - It has been known to effect quite a few cures, of psychosomatic sickness. • . " The British are having trouble with a protectorate; Basutoland in South Africa. Since 1945. there, have been 102 reported cases of medicin e -murdef- in which a victim is slain to obtain human organs for magic potions! Many/of the killings have been traced to petty chiefs who want magic to bolster their waning'political power. '..'•' Dr. George Devereux, Hungarian-born psychoanalyst,. and /author of a book on psychology and the occult, says, "The psychological processes that led people/to believe.- in witchcraft : in flie. .Mid- dlei Ages are still with us,today. And the idea of one person having power over, another'is still a fundamental part of our thinking. • "Nazi anti-Semitism, imputing supernatural power to.the Jews, was a form.of witchcraft. "As'long a s a-people fears another people and Relieve they have diabolical. powers superior to' their own human powers, we will have withcraft with us." . Refugee Problem Unlicked By RICHARD R. KASISCHKE VIENNA (^Through the sting ing; winter cold of '1956, /the firs of 171,660 ^Hungarians' fled: .Bus siari -guns' to become a free pebp] without a country.- ' .On.:the: night of Nov. 20 alon some 5,000 waded through., the- ic canals and trudged through th fields and forests : to enter Aus tria,;'turning their backs ion their homeland. That night in November was fch high point,in. the exodus, after th Red -army-moved .in, Nov. 4, ain crushed the revolution. -•--A' rickety -little 1 wooden, bridge spaoning.ja - muddy; \ tree-lined • ca naT :on - the 'Ausfro-Hungariaa" bor j: 1 "became a symbol ;'.;o£ • th flight. Over this bridge^ cam many; of. the men, .women an children w pell-mell -escape."•:-'. ; Gave It A Name ,';• Here, -at; the border village Andatfiv 'Western reporters' callec it the Freedom Bridge. - lV)day-the bridge is gone, blown up by- fiie '•_ Russians. Thev recon structed Hungarian. Communis arany has mined the border paths the /'woods, and the' fields, Haples •Hungary.- js • again, sealed', benin the Iron Curtain.^ Perhaps' two 6 three-'Hungarians' fsneak out tc Austria ini a, month, risking death for; freedom. ' : > -. •.;-"Of'. the' 171,370 Hungarians wb fled", to".'Austria ' after the'-, revolt . 23,000.. remain in:' Austria mostly in •••refugee^ camps and mostly hoping to get was to" the United States.-.' > ; - •;.-.••" Nearly -l&O.OOQ . have - already been settled abroad/ 'US Is TJieir Goal, For those still 'in refugee camps in ; 'Austria; : -.or, in schools and pri- vatje homes, there is "practically one' unaifenous', faoper, .'immigration';,to>the',United States.; In. fact/" officials • say'; that .-part of tfie.problem;'is thai Hungariains 'have taken the/attitude of •"Unite* States' 1 or nothing." Refugee, or 'ganizations hope many can be persuaded to go to England, Canada or' Australia as a .step towarc the United States. ' Generally speaking the refugees .are adequately housed, if not always comfortable; At Camp Siezenheim near Salzburg some 2,000 live in barracks that used to be a U.S. Army stallation. The refugees operate their own commuinity laundry. Use Skilled Ones Skilled refugees have set' up a cobblers shop,. They are paid some 20 Austrian-schillings a day — less than a dollar—but their fellow refugees get a free shoe: repair service. Slowly the number of refugees is being reduced, since many-are being'resettled and only -few are coming in, through .the death-tight Hungarian border. August R. Lindt, United Nations high commissioner for refugees, said in New York this month 'that "a solution of the whole Hungarian refugees problem is now almost in- sight.'V He previously predicted that the resettlement.,problem would .be completed by the end of this year. FIRST/RACE First automobile race run on the Indianapolis Speedway was on Memorial Day of 1911. The race was won by.'Ray Harroun, in a Marmo'n Wasp Six, at 74:59 miles per hour. YOURGARDEN- following These Suggestions Will Help Indoor Gardening BY HENRY FREE With work in your outdoor garden limited to cleaning up the beds as the._ remaining, annuals,. ehry- santHemums and .noses .fade,, the care "of,the ind'oor plants assumes real importance. Given commonsense care—and reasonable sunlight—house plants will thrive ant bloom for- the earnest gardener. , N-ot all homes lend themselves to 'good growing conditions. One must choose plants for the place in which they are. to gww, keeping in mind their ability for the purpose .and .general conditions. Where .sunlight is nil, the indoor gardener cannot expeci blooms and therefore must select those, foliage plants 'which tolerate shade;"-and artificial' light.' The list of-such-plants, while'not long, includes many with ' interesting and colorful foliage, such ,as.'-the new varieties of philoflendron .'and sanseveria./ • .'. / : ..- ••• For thejsunny windows, the indoor gardener, will receive ample reward from African; .violets, : fibrous begonias,' azeleaes, Christmas cactus, gardenias and/camellias. ;T-he last two are sturdy/ up right plants:- and; in bloom /from November, onward. But -how the mealy bugs thrive''on- them .unless the- foliage is 'sprayed with .tepid water/every threeor four-days: Once' : each- fortnight spray these and alL other flowering plants with a Black'Leaf-40 soapy'.water "solution; ,-And be sure to include the African"- violets despite the advice of 'nearer, wetting ..their, foliage. . The Old Gardener believes. that indoor' gardening ; can -be successful by observing the following: 1—i>ry; 'atoosphere must be counteracted. by any practical means; glazed or painted.clay pots always with. drainage^ holes, water Jans or'radiators, pans of gravel lolding water beneath pots, daily spraying with' a .fine .mist. ' 2—Regular watering,- its frequency and amount', determined SPRAYING indoor plants during winter months '-is a must to keep your greenery safe from destructive bugs. Use tepid water. Wiping foliage occasionally helps bug control, too. by -wajtcfiing' the planfe. S—Weekly spraying or wiping clean of foliage to control in sects and diseases. of light, for foliage plants, sunEght for flowering ones 5—^Circulation' of air, a temper ature not below 50 degrees nor over 70. 6—Fentilizing not oftener than once a^month. Tablets and liquid fertilizers are accepted rations; liquid manure 'gives wonderfu results.- -A little judgment; is, necessary in using, as top'much fertilizer might be disastrous.. Fol- ow maker's directions when mixing. 7-JRepatting only once a yejir then only if a plant's g.rowith warrants it and to pot no more than one size lairger. Two parts of garden loam to one. part of huimu's, ,eaf mold or peat moss and one of sharp 'sand is general soil mi- .ure.: Students at Vote to Abandon ROTG MADISON, Wis. (UiP) —• Th prepared for war" does not hold University of Wisconsin studeh senate' Tuesday night • voted 27- o 'do away with ROTC on campus The senate, which represents a university students, will see" acuity and state legislative actioi . eliminate compulsory military raining. Don Hoffman, Elm Grove, Wis. enate president, said the actior JS taken"' because "ROTC i onbraryt p the established prin iples of .democratic education a •the -university." Hof f man said students should ree to choose'their courses. A resent, all Wisconsin 'male stu ents must take two years of''Re erve Officer Training Corps tudies as part of their curricu um. The senate resolution said -tha ompulsory military training was wartime measure :in V 194S,' bu s no longer needed. It would re uire act of the state' legislature o change the present system. Murad Gengozian,- -Racine, Was. representative of a student or anization, said "I don't feel' 15k< vearing an. American flag -o; >eing a. super patriot." In-view of defense depiartmen manpower cutbacks,.. Gengozian aid; the argument "we should- be 32-Year-Ald Woman Bears Quadruplets N,D. .-.. (OPJ-Quadr-uplet girls were born here today to Mr. and Mrs. Peter Meier,' Bentleyi N. D. - / . The four girls' averaged about three pounds and -were reported doing: fine in, incubators.'' - / The father is 43 years old, the mother 32. The quads' w-sre delivered -by Dr. .R. E. Hankins, Mott. ,- --,'-'-. ALWAYS FIRST QUALITY MONDAY SPECIAL TOO MANY BASS SOUTH BBNip, Ind. t^-R. R., Moore was hauling in his 10th bass' from St. Joseph River here Friday when a tap on/the shoulder from a conservation officer, Russell Sherwood, suddenly reminded him the limit is six. "It cost. Moore $29 in justice of peace court and his fish were confiscated, ; Quaint Provincial Print* DIG VALUE B1ANKETS $ Read the Classified Ads Like the dist'mctiYe patterns of Early American? Penne/s has them in soft rdydnrnylon blends. Beautiful colors. Machine wash, lukewarm water. 72 by 84 StfOP MONDAY 9:00 TO 5:00 true.. Richard : Brewer, of Milwaukee, said, that.ROTC was a waste of state money. : As an example, :he said, the $90,000 it costs'to.beat the Air Force-- and Army: administration building could be better used for educational purposes. : Prof. . John Armstrong, faculty representative to the senate, abstained from/voting. , "This resolution seems to. be an endorsement of 'the Republican policies of. reducing/• armed' forces manpower and I can't go along with it," ' he 'said; Hoffman wdM appoint 1 'seven/students -and 'faculty members to present .the anti-ROTC ; resolution to fche-.university administration and the state legislature. LOWEST Lowest official temperature ever recorded in •: continental. .United States was 70 degress below zero, which occurred /at'Rogers Pass, Mont, in 1954. Producers Grinding Out Movies For Teen-Agers By VERNON SCOTT United Press Hollywood Writer HOLLYWOOD (UP)-Mpre and mora movies .are being pitched at teen-agers as. producers hustle to claim the dollar _that' the crew cut and pony tail set spends- at- the boxoffice. '....., Likoit or- not, tine, following stories have been filed with the title registration- bureau of the Motion Picture Association of America:' "F Was A Teen Age Geisha- Girl," "I Was A Teen Age Gangster," "Teen Age Gangs," "Teen Age Party Girls," Confidential." "Girl Gang Inspiration for these gems were two successful "quickies" titled "I Was'.A. Teen Age Werewolf" and "Bop. Girl Goes Calypso." These Ms'are--cheap to make, require no big name stars and escape being reviewed by newspaper and magazine critics. Still, they, 'make money. • ' Most' movie' bigwigs shrug their shoulders and hope it's a phase. But until the teen age movie runs its course here are a few suggested titles: "I Was A Teen Age Alcoholic.!* "Switchblade Love" (musical)'. "I- Grew A Ducktail For. The PEL"' .'".'• "Bonjour Benzadrine" (melodrama)." •'• "Teen" For "Two." "Duel In'The Schoolyard." "I Kicked The Rock 'N' Habit" (documentary). "Teen; Age Tong War!" "Teen. Age Vampire." "Son Of Teen -Age Vampire Strikes- Back" (sequel). "The Teen Age Thing From. Outer Space." * "He Had A Teen Age Monkey On-ffis. Back." "The Zipgun And I." "Sideburns And Sympathy." "Gunfight At The O.K. Drive-, In" (western). "I Was. A Teen Age Grav* Robber." "Drag Strip Dracula." "Hub Caps At Midnight." Precon Process Enables You to Feel Your Movies By VERNON SCOTT United Press Hollywood Writer HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 22 (UP)Take cover, men, the "feelies' are coming!! "Feelies'' are a new kind of movie with an ? • added dimension. You not only hear and see them, you also feel 'em. This is accomplished by beaming messages to the subconscious mind via. a process called Precon ;for preconscious). First experiments with these subliminal suggestions were made, in theaters where management -flashed signs pushing popcorn — and popcorn sales, zoomed. The messages are invisible. on the screen because they are )eamed too fast for the conscious eye to see. But they register on he subconscious. Shivering Audience For example, should the characters in. -a- picture experience severe cold,.Precon could Hash on and off with "you're. I'reezing to death," and audiences would literally be •shivering, in the aisles. _ First movie to J>e made using the. "feelie" technique is: "ESP" extra - sensory perception) which goes- befor e the cameras this month at Westin - Rush produc- ions. .C. W. Westin, president'of .the iutfit, says the picture will be/a cientifically controlled project, under the /supervision of Dj. Robert .E.-'Corrigan,- inventor'"of. Pre- con.:- - ..• It's a good thing,,too. No telling ati might happen if Precon got ut of control. :Company spokesmen say any emotion can be: evoked by' the' pro-- ess-^hate, envy, lust, fear, laugher and the entire enchilada! Imagine what would happen if ley. flashed "Love Thy Neigh- x>r." A customer-- might steal a dss from" the blonde .'sitting next o him. It could start a first class lot. Or- cqnsider tne reactions- in a political situation if the message "vote for Zilch" was, working on the subconscious. Zilch would' win in a landslide. How about."don't pay .taxes?? The country would, go broke. "Feelies" could even cause- a mass evacuation. It would, not take long to make a .ghost town of Hollywood by using Precon to warn "the Russians are in - Pasadena" or so the promoters hint. Dr. Corrigan is aware of the social implications of Precon. He says "there is a definite need for '. monitoring and controlling it by responsible authorities." Nevertheless, it gives one a creepy feeling to know that tha subconscious can be stirring up all sorts of troubles for an individual without his knowing-it. Just think what might happen if Precon exhorted audiences to go jump in a lake. Then what? THE EXCEPTION With one exception, monkeys art found only in regions where fur-, naces and furs are unnecessary. The exception is a large langur, "monkey of ..the snows," found in the .cold evergreen forests of the Himalayan foothills. ,- , confidential CASH LOANS quickly i up to Open Wednesday Afternoon 226 S. Third St., Logansport 28W your son get an athletic scholarship? He may be a potential football "gredt." But don't count on it! Start saving now at The National Bank and assure ci college education for your youngster. NATIONAL BANK r i x .:' Broadway at fourth - Phon« 4137 MemWf«a'«rolD»po*ft Insurance Corporation Savings Always Welcome—All-Ways Safe and Availablt

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