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Logansport, Indiana
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Thursday, June 14, 1962
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The Pharos-Tribune Editorial Comment. The Job-Making Treadmill There are about 4,700,000 persons unemployed today who want work. Every year 1,500,000 older workers are displaced, by machines. And every year some 1,250,000 young people enter the labor market. Even if 4,500,000 jobs are created now and 2,750,000 more jobs provided each year, there will still be a hard core of some 3,000,000 unemployed. Those are the figures behind President Kennedy's statement, that he regards it as the major domestic challenge of the Sixties—to maintain full employment at a time when automation is replacing older men and a steady stream of young men is entering the labor market. For, as Commissioner of Labor Statistics Ewan Clague put it, "This is not a one-shot problem. We have to keep running just to stay in the same place." It is a continuing treadmill. Organized labor wants it solved with a massive pump priming program. The United States Chamber of. • Commerce wants stifling taxes lifted so that business and industry can grow faster and provide the necessary jobs. The Administration is moving on three fronts —• increased Federal expenditures, from $81,515,000,000 to $92,537,000,000; an incentive proposal to let business write-off new machinery faster to spur investment; and re-, taining 200,000 workers a year for skilled jobs currently unfilled. Pump priming would give the unskilled and semi-skilled work temporarily. It would not give them any assured future. A stepped up growth in the economy would do most for them and for the skilled workers who can handle the new machines. That requires meaningful incentives to business and industry to spur them to build new job-making plants. For increasing Federal expenditures is limited by the taxes that can be raised—• the Government's share in production, in corporate and individual earnings. The President and the Congress must recognize and encourage the paramount role of business and industry in providing jobs, if we are to get . off the treadmill without bankrupting the economy with higher and higher Federal spending. Patients Not FAMILY SKELETON Things 1 With automation rapidly pervading the economy, nurses must guard against a tendency to treat patients as "things", Dr. Hildegard E. Peplau, professor of Nursing' at Rutgers College of Nursing, Newark, N. J., told the American Nurses Association. Automation will never replace the warm personal relationship between nurse and patient, she said. That is the central mission of the nursing profession. Automation should give nurses more time for the human relations aspects of, nursing, as it frees them from the bedside drudgery. $25 Fine for Littering: Appeals to keep the city - clean enlisted 85 per cent of the people in New York. For the thoughtless and irresponsible 15 per'cent, a flying squadron of sanita-.- tion policemen will patrol the big city and nab anyone caught throwing, litter anywhere but in the waste baskets provided for the purpose. Penalty, $25 fine, and label "barbarian" for all who are caught. Litterbugs are incorrigible. They respond only when they are hit where they live. In the Past One Year Ago Ah yes, it's cooler today ... Temperatures tumble . . . High expected 65 to 74 . . ,- Low in the 50s, Boy Scout Camp Buffalo opens on June 25 . . . Camp Director Al Theiss said there were still openings for boys' registrations. Glen Clark, 14-year-old cyclist, injured in accident, still being held in Memorial hospital for observation. Ten Years Ago Twelve-year-old Jay Grusenmeyer, a bicycle rider, won the Courtesy, campaign $5 award for his careful obedience of the traffic rules. Lightning hit's electric.power lines in Cass county . . . Line foreman has narrow escape when transformer was set afire. Walton lady, Miss Lois Webster, suffered leg injury in auto crash, Twenty Years Ago William H. Jones, former Logansport postmaster, has retired on pension after 40 years of continuous service. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Crowel, Delphi, were parents of a son born in Cass county hospital. Children in the 1100 block on High street were in mourning for pets who had been mys- ' teriously poisoned. Fifty Years Ago Delia Antrum of Royal' Center was home from DePauw. John Parker, Logansport city mail earner, was unable to make his rounds because of a sprained back. The Boy Scouts are in charge ot this edition. WALTER WINCH ELL Broadway and Elsewhere Why did JFK bar the Herald- Tribune from the White House? Why does a little boy strive to avoid a spanking? The melancholy aspect of the affair is the difficulty of reconciling the essential Presidential image of judicial dignity with irascible immaturity. But you can wager JFK will continue reading the raps. He's no different than the rest of us. Bad notices have a horrible fascination. And this is to remind the White House: Ask not what your critics are doing to you. Ask what you can do to convince your critics that you are Hip to what too many of your Inner-Circle are trying to do to Caroline's (and Mary Elizabeth's) wonderful, beautiful and free country! Mr. Ricklcs is a comical clown but a newcomer to this typewriter, Miss January Jones, is the Big Time Talent on tire bill. Her best number, "It's Somebody Else's Song," is triffic special material. It gives her a chance to ape tile song-styling of Judy, Peg. gy, Ella, Patty and Zsa-Zsa . . • Miss Jones' Frame, Face and Franunis are best described as Instant Sex. We pray that the blonde, sensuous January Jones will be discovered by some important Hollywood executive so that this Country Boy from Broadway can go shopping for a cup of sleep . . . Marilyn Monroe, Look Out!!! Foreign Ministry's expression of regret over the execution of Eichmann? Yes I did. Argentina's Foreign Ministry has made public its contempt for human decency and simple justice. In addition, it is clear that the Foreign Ministry is still fighting for Nazism. Let's remember that the next time Argentina comes pleading for U.S. dollars. Bobby Kennedy is demanding extensive wiretap power.. What do you think? In certain heinous crimes wiretapping is essential to law-enforcers. In Dear Bobby's case — we would be relucttant to extend additional pofrcr to him. He has abused his position again and again. He seems ill-equipped emotionally and intellectually to handle power. His Police State tactics in tho recent steel crisis indicate that his power should be limited rather than extended. Tlic Sword of Justice should be used with surgica! cai-s. Dear Bobby has used it like a butcher's cleaver. The Administration conlends inflation has been halted. True? Walter Heller, the Presidents top economic advisor, slated inflation was a thing of the past. Several days after he made that statement the government announced that consumer prices rose for the third month in a row. Moreover, the percentage increase through April equaled all the rise for last year. In other words, inflation has hot stopped. .Walter Hellor also declared several months ago that our economy was entering a great boom period^ He was wrong, of course. It •makes you wonder, whether the people in the White House know What's Going On. Did you read the Argentine Why hasn't the Administration vigorously opposed the inflationary demands of labor unions? JFK derives much of his political support from labor unions. He seems to be more interested in the future of the Democrats — than the future of democracy. A politician can survive almost anything except defeat at the polls. By and large, cynicism dictates political strategy. Chuckles in The News By United Press International NO CUSTOMERS ST. ATJBANS, Vt, (UPI)-John R. Finn says business is so bad that his establishment was empty Wednesday for the first'time in eight years, Finn is the sheriff who runs the Franklin..County Jail. VULGAR, NOT OBSCENE •EASTBOURNE, England (UPI) —(Members of (he National British Women's Total Abstinence Union complained to town officials that postcards sold here were "saucy, smutty and obscene." City fathers studied the complaint and ruled the postcards were "vulgar but not obscene." ASKS RESCUE DAMAGES DU1LUTH, Minn. (UPI) - Donald Wilson Wednesday asked the city to pay $224'damages lo three of his doors on which firemen used hydraulic jacks when Wilson's babysitter locked herself out the other night. AROUSES NATIVES DBS HOMES, Iowa (<UPI)-A1- bert A. Payne, a former Washington lobbyist who said he came here to "wake up the natives" to the "dangers" of. federal aid, had them thoroughly aroused Wednesday. He told the local traffic committee Des Moines drivers were the "rudest in the world," Are you a Republican? I Have staled before and I will state again that I owe no alle- ginnce to any party or any man. I am opposing the arrogance of this Daministratioh as vigorously as I once publicly opposed the lunacy ot the bigots who sought to defame JFK (because of his religious faith) in the West Virginia primary. (Ask the United States Secret Service' about a thing I turned over to the Los Angles Chief of the SS the other night which is plain-as-your-face Red propaganda to "disgrace"Mr. and Mrs. President. I provide documentation, etc,) LAFF-A-D*Y Quotes in the News By United Press International BERLIN —' An 18-year-old girf, one df several' East German refugees threatened by the Communists since her escape from East Berlin: ... "I can't go out or anything. Perhaps a car will come along and I'll be shot. Perhaps .I'll be kidnaped." BILOXI, Miss, — Gov. Ross Barnett, explaining a raid on Mississippi's Gulf'Coast resort strip where'prohibition has been openly ignored for decades 1 "I gave them an ultimatum in February. And .1 mean business when I talk. They are going to comply with what : I say and I don't want any pussy-footing." ALGIERS - A Secret Army Organization (OAS) broadcast, reacting to Moslem refusal to yield to OAS pressures: " "If we obtain nothing, we will continue scorching the earth....We will have a!l Europeans leaving for France and continue the real revolution there.. .Unless we'get tlie guarantees we are asking we will burn all the oil and gas wells, mine and dams -and destroy all the gas and electricity plants." NEW YORK,:- SueWyn (Sue) Lyon, the 15-year-old actress who plays the title role in the film version of the controversial novel "Ixilita": "I-am not Lolita. I hope people will ; be perceptive enough to Reviews Of TV Shows Thursday Evening, June 14, 1.962. By RICK DU BHOW HOULYWOOD (UPI) - Since NBC-TV's new "Mystery Theatre" is a. summer show, it is possible that its creators do not keep up on winter happenings, such as protests against unnecessary violence and congressional hearings. For example, in its premiere program Wednesday night, we were witness to a heart-warming scene in which a jealous wife (Jan Sterling) ventillates her drunk husband with a bread knife. This was carried off with outrageous crudeness, but apparent- Jy it was not 1 enough for the.pro- ducers. A little later, we were offered the equally, charming vignette of Miss Sterling washing, the Wood from the knife under a kitchen faucet, which I was not fortunate enough to see in color. As an added fillip, we were also ehbwn .Miss Sterling viewing the stiff at the morgue. In sum, the story — the usual one about the romantic triangle — was brutal' yet dull, vulgar, witless and unimaginative, but was- otherwise perfect, Husband Dates Waitress The reason Miss Sterling was jealous was that, after reforming her alcoholic spouse and making him a successful writer, he look up with a tramp waitress, who also tipples when she's not toppling. . • The writer (Robert Fortier) is irresponsible, inconsiderate and ungrateful; in other words, if he liad failed as a writer, fie might have 'been a successful actor. Unlike entertaining mystery thrillers, such as those by Agatha Christie, Wednesday night's show Jacked the glamor, humor and crackling dialogue necessary in such works. In addition, mere was no mystery. We knew who did it, how she did it, and why. It was only a matter of time until she was caught. The waitress; (Beverly Garland)- was suspected by police, but there was no question ihat Miss Sterling would be trapped by an eyeglass case she dropped at the scene. None of the characters was appealing. Miss Sterling played a dowdy matron, Miss Garland a screaming simpleton. And there were drunks all uver the place. Not only the husband and Miss Garland, but her court-appointed lawyer too; he came in under the wire as a former drunk. The only justified drinking was by viewers. Makes Basic Error I think the writer of the teleplay made his basic error by not knocking off the wife. She was the kind of mate who said, "Where are you going, dear?" and '''Don't you want me to come with you?".There was a sort of logic to disposing of her. Instead, we got the usual cat meowing in a darkened hallway. And, though it embarrasses me to tell you, there was actually a twist of plot in which the wife ihelps the defense lawyer because, according to the story line, she feels pity for an underdog. Miss Garland, television's top screamer, was right on key again as she added another role to her portrayals of drunks and basket cases. My fondest dream is to see her and Lee Marvin in a revival of "Maytime." • • The Channel Swim: NBC-TV's "Today" show broadcasts from Texas the week of June 25... Robert Goulet, the Dave Brabeck Quartet and former.baseball star Ted Williams appear on Ed Sullivan's CBS-TV program Sunday. NBC-TV, which cancelled Bob Newhart's show, is signing him. to an exclusive contract for eight or 10 specials next season and a weekly comedy series the. year after. ...Peace Corps Director R. Sargent Siiriver guests on NBC- TV's "Tonight" program Friday. James Arness, star of CBS-TV's "Gunsmoke," will be grand marshal of the annual rodeo at the El Toro, Calif., Marine base Saturday. '. .Abraham Ribicoff, secretary of he»lth, education and welfare, appears Sunday on NBC- TV's "'Meet the Press."- •. ; FAA INVITES EXPERTS WASHINGTON (UPI) — Th« Federal Aviation Agency has invited top electronic experts -io a conference July 1243 on anti-collision equipment. The FAA said they would review research and development work aimed at preventing plane collisions. understand that I am an actress a"-* not a Lolila. . .Someday I want to get married and have a thousand kids." i'&r v,; y$'*r ;>v < • i ^.dfc>-(4- jjj TSUns FeaturesSyn<UuU>,Ino, 18D2 Worldrlilttirncrved ' * "Some watchdog!" PHAROS-TRIBUNE Dally (except »atnrdnyi> mid Holiday*) 40c per week dull? and gnndit; by canler, 1X0.80 per. year In the city of Iioitaniport 40o per week by carrier out.ldo of Loarnnnport. By mall on rBraJ rontea l» Ca«a, Carroll, White, Pnlankl, mlton and Miami epnatle*, I-12.00 per year) ontalde tradln* area and within Indlnnn, *14.00 per Jean ontalde Indiana, M8.00 per year. Ul nail anMrarlptlona payable In advance. No mail aobicriptlona «old where carrier. «errl»» la main, lalned. Pnaro*. ««<abll*ned Journal e.tabll.h.d Tribune ejtnbll.B.i 184* «• 1M »»•» mbliakea dally except Saturday and holiday* by Pharoe-'l'rlbnM Co., lac. SVt But Broadway, LoKanaport, Indiana. Kntere* aa ae«on4 claaa matter at tie Boat ofilce at Loganaport, Ind., under the act «« Ma-rck 3, ltn». HBHBBBl AUDIT BUREAU OF OlKOCLATIONi AHD TINITED PRESS IMTERNATIOMAI, FHAROI-TBIBtrNXl National AdTertlalma; BepreaemtatfT*» DREW PEARSON Merry-Go-Round WASHINGTON-A White House aide has shown senators the tentative, new tax cuts proposed for next year. They, have made some senators lick their chops with anticipation and made other senators' hair stand on end. The Sub Rosa White House proposal is for a drastic cut in the upper bracket tax rates with no proportionate cut for smaller taxpayers down below. Specifically, millionaires in the 91 per cent bracket would have their taxes slashed to 62 per cent. This is exactly the opposite of the Roosevelt-Truman tax theory that those with the greatest ability to pay should bear the heaviest tax burden. President Eisenhower continued this theory. And what makes some senators' hair stand on end is the possibility that a Democratic administration would upset this system. The senator who is most indignant . over the tentative While House proposal is Albert Gore of Tennessee, aggressive member of the potent Senate Finance Committee. He has written a secret memo to Senator Majority Leader Mike Mansfield taking vigorous exception to the secret tax proposals. "In my view," wrote Gore to Mansfield, "it would be most unwise socially, economically, and politically for the President to recommend a drastic reduction in the top income tax brackets or, should such a recommendation ba made, for the Senate to pass such legislation." He prepared a table, showing that the rich would get a windfall and the poor almost nothing from the tax cuts which Presidential advisers have in mind. Grave Political Error "A so-called trial balloon has been sent up for the proposed reduction of the maximum rate from 91 per cent to 62 per cent," Gore explained in his private memo. "I have prepared two tables which show to what extent, the top^bracket' taxpayers would profit from scaling the rates between 18 and 62 per cent, "You will note that a single taxpayer having taxable income of about $150,000 .per year' would have twice" the afler-'tax. income (take-home pay) under such a scale as he has under existing law. Those with incomes of $10,000 and under would be helped very little." Gore contended that it would be a grave mistake for the Democratic party to champion, the Big Rich. "The graduated income tax," he argued, "is a hallmark of a Democratic society and, at the same time, is one of. the most important mechanisms for the preservation of economic democracy, without which political democracy can hardly be expected to remain, viable* "That a Democratic administration would attack the graduated income tax by proposing a drastic lowering of the top brackets and only minor reductions in the lower income brackets, thus mak. ing the graduations much less steep, is untenable." The Senator from Tennessee suggested that the low-income groups should be given ths biggest tax break. He pointed out that the fat cats would be more likely to salt their tax savings away rather than spend it to stimulate the economy. "Should it be felt tfiat an immediate reduction in personal income tax rates is advisable as a spur to the economy," Jie suggested, "the need for reducing the lower rather than the upper bracket rates becoirfes even more important. Dollars addtd to the take-home pay of the lower bracket taxpayers will enter the spending stream immediately and without substantial diminution." He wound up his memo by warning that if the secret White House Tax Han was adopted, "we would lose our claim of being the party with a social conscience." Inside this White House President Kennedy has told friends that th<e very businessmen who criticize him have caused the stock-market gyrations, and ha doesn't intend to let them make him the scapegoat. . . Their own speculation sent the stock market soaring to altitudes far beyond the economy, he claims. It was inevitabki that the market would have to settle back down, and not surprising that the landing would be bumpy, he contends . . . The President admits that Wall Street hicks confidence in him, which h« finds frustrating. "My chief economic adviser is a Wall Street Republican," he remarked to a visitor, referring to Secretary of tie Treasury Douglas Dillon. Kennedy is also frustrated over what to do about the mass starvation inside Red China. He complained to Mrs, Claire Chennault, head of Chine.ie Refugee Belief, that his order admitting 5,000- Hong Kong refugees to this country was "only ,1 drop in the bucket." He asked Mrs. Chennault what she thought about sending food directly to Red China. She argued against the idea unless the Chinese Communists would let Americans distribute the food and take credit wilh the Chinese people for aiding them. Otherwise, she warned, the food would simply go to feed the Army and bolster the Red Regime. The President nodded in agreement and commented that the Chinese Communists had shown no interest in American Aid. On the contrary, they have actually been sending precious food to Albania, Cuba and Burma at tho same lime their own people aru starving . . . Mrs. Chennault explained that Chinese Refugee Reliof hoped to raise money to help the thousands o£ hungry, homeless refugees who have escapee Red China, She wants lo dramatize to the world that the American people are just as sympathetic to Oriental refugees as Ihey have been to European refugees. Almanac By United I'ress International Today is Thursday, June 14, the 165th day ot the year with 200 to follow. The moon is approachings its full phase. The morning stars are Jupiter, Mars and Sa!;um. The evening star is Venus. On this day in history: In 1775, the United States Army was founded when Congress authorized 10 nfle companies recruited to serve the colonies. In 1887, Gr'iat Britain honored Queen Victoria on the 50th anniversary of he:.' reign. In 1940, the Germans enter Paris during World War H. A thought for the day: The Greek playwright, Aristophanes, said: "There is nothing so resistless as a woman in her ire." Public Forum The Pharos-Tribune invites views of its readers. Each letter should not exceed 300 words and must lie signed by the writer with address. A request to use initials, and not the full name, will not be honored. Address letter:! to: Public Forum, Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Ind. HUBERT 6-M- 0 ,- . i ii li ,\\\ •> • - v. (& King Features Syndicate, Inc, 1962. World rights nwrvtd. WlMVvtG "Son-in-law, you need exercise! Why don't you mature gracefully like me?"

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