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PAGE FOUK THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, IOGANSPORT. INDIANA SUNDAY, JUNE 11, mt Editorial.... KILLER HIGHWAY U. S. 24 School officials have been worried .about the dangerous situation at Logansport high school, which is bounded on two sides by U.S. 24 traffic. In view of the report of Police Chief Lee Morris that much of the problem is due to the "smart alec" attitude of the high school students, who think they are too big to listen to advice from adults, it i,s doubtful whether the erection of traffic signals there would solve the trouble. An .adult school patrolman, armed with some authority, could bring some order out' of the chaos which exists at Thirteenth and Broadway every noon while school is in session. It iis obvious that some have been unable to instill in some of their children a respect for' the rights of others or respect for safety regulations. A bypass for U. S. 24 traffic also is badly needed, but it is evident that we are not going to get it until the citizens of Logansport complain so loudly that their voices can be heard even in the State House at Indianapolis. It is no secret that U. S. 24 as it now exists is a "killer" highway. The state reported several years ago that plans were underway to move and straighten it, but those plans apparently have been sidetracked in favor of highway construe- , tion in other parts of the state. If we complain, and complain, and complain about U. S. 24 as it now stands, perhaps the State Highway Commission eventually will do something about it. ALCOHOLISM IS MAJOR PROBLEM Superintendent Ernest Fogel of the Logansport state hospital wasn't kidding when he remarked recently that the state "is only winking at the problem of alcoholism." Some indication of how unimportant the problem is considered by top state officials may be seen in the fact that Longcliff for months has had no coordinator of alcoholic treatment ward. This despite the fact that almost two thirds of all alcoholics admitted to state mental institutions are sent here. Without a coordinator to lead the program', the alcoholic ward can be little more than a pla'ce for alcoholics to sober up. The psychiatrists there do not have time to devote to the alcoholics. Dean Barnhart, director of education for the division, estimates that Cass county alone has almost 1,000 alcoholics. The alcoholic who declines to do anything about his problem usually faces an early grave, a mental institution or a penal institution. Alcoholism will remain a major problem until research scientists are able to determine exactly what causes it. Until they do, Alcoholics Anonymous provide the most effective program yet devised to combat it. A new coordinator to build the Longcliff treatment around the AA program is needed. Questions and Answers Q — Who is considered the world's fastest novelist? A — The American mystery writer Erie Stanley Gardner, who dictates up to 10,000 words a day and works on as many as seven novels simultaneously. * * * Q—What, country was known to the ancient Romans as Cambria? A-Wales. * * * Q—In how many wars did Richard Harding Davis serve as a correspondent? A — Five—the Turko-Greek War, the Spanish-American, the Boer, and the Russo-Japanese wars, and covered the fighting during the early part of World War I. ft « *> Q—What Hungarian dog has its own characteristic way of herding sheep? A—The Puli. When he wants to reach the other side of the flock he does not waste time by running around the sheep, but races over their backs. * * * Q — Why do historians give the name "Model Parliament" to the English Parliament o£ 1925? A — Because it set the pattern for the English Parliament of today. * * * Q — In the motion picture industry who has won the'great- est number of "Oscars"? A—Walt Disney, a total of 24. CARNIVAL GEORGE E. SOKOLSKY THE CURSE OF KEYNES To be told, at this late date, that we shall return to the Keynesian concept of planned deficit spending: and to tax cutting without balancing the budget, is discouraging because one is. expected to learn by experience and experience is 'against any such program. President Kennedy has heretofore not given the impression that he. favored deficit financing. IT IS UNFORTUNATE that • President Kennedy in his Yale speech gave the country this dose of Miltown. • We do not need lo have our nerves quieted; we need to be stimulated so that we can move forward. And the economy of this country cannot move forward unless drastic steps are taken in specific directions: 1. Government spending needs to be cut to the bone, because there is no honest money available for wasteful expenditures; 2. Foreign aid must be cut to the bone because we are running out of funds lo aid countries which do not need aid and do not know how to use our aid; 3. Taxes musl be. cut immediately both for corporations and in-- dividuals to slimulate economic aclivily and lo restore a greater respect for the payment of taxes; postponement to April 1964 will not lialp much now; 4. A DILIGENT SEARCH must be made for hidden American money and for tax evaded possessions abroad. The thief who evades taxes is as much a thief as one who steals a purse; 5. If a ceiling is put on prices, it must be put on wages; otherwise industry will become obsolescent; 6. Gait cannot be permitted to control the American tariff which must be free to function as necessary to protect American industry and the jobs of American workers from unfair competition in the American market. If this is not done, a "Buy American" campaign will progress among our people which would hamper the administration in its foreign negotiations; 7. We cannot afford to go on playing tiddlywinks with Soviet Russia or with any other country which seeks to destroy us. Our weapons must be sharp and swift. Action along these lines will restore confidence. Inaction makes 'for confusion and confusion adds to fear. The President's, economic advisers may know economics but: not the psychology of the American people. The current recession is psychological and must be treated that way. IN JUS YALE speech, President Kennedy sought to restore confidence but he spoke lo the Yale faculty not to the country and Ihe Yale faculty, while undoubtedly erudite, is not enough of an audience to matter. For instance, the President treats the loss of confidence, which sent Ihe slock market tumbling, as due to myth—the perpetuation of myths. He said: "In recent months many h'ave come to feel as I do that Ihe dialogue between the parties—between business and governmenl— belween the government and the public—is clogged by illusion and platitude and fails to reflect the true -realities of contemporary American society." He also said: "Mythology distracts us everywhere—in government as in business, in politics as in economics, in foreign affairs as in domestic affairs." BUT THAT IS not quite the whole story. Money rushes toward profits and runs away from losses. That is the nature of the critter. There is no myth about this. To restore confidence, the President needs to assure those who work at the mechanism called money that they will not be harassed, that they will have a fair chance lo do their jobs, to earn a profit, and to rebuild .their plants and equipments. Those assurances do not appear in the President's speech in cle'ar-cut, clarion tones, although a sympathetic person can say that that is what he understands the President means. But the sympathetic person does not count as much as the unsympathetic person, particularly the frightened person who lost money in fhe stock market and still does not understand why. There can be no question but THE SUNDAY PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS Published each Sunday by-the Pliaros-Tribune and Prenu, 617 B. Broadway, Loganaport, Indiana. Entered as second class mall at the Postoflioo at Logansport, Indiana, under the act ot March K. 1878. The Pharos-TrlBune-est. ISit The Presa-est. 1921 The Sunday Pharos-Tribune & LfOgunsport Press, 100 per copy Sunday. The Pharos-Tribune Evening & Sunday 40o par week & the Lioganaport Press morning & Sunday 40c per week by carrier in koganaport and outside JjOg-ansport. By mall on rural routes in" Caas, Carroll, FUlton, PulaskI, Miami & White counties, each paper 513.00 per year; all other counties ' in Indiana $14.00 per year. Outside Indiana $18.00 per year. All .mall subscriptions payable in advance. No mail subscriptions sold where- over carrier smvice is maintained. Inland Newspaper Representative Let Dad Have His Day WALTER WINCH ELL ON BROADWAY ON THE LIGHTER SIDE /. . By DICK WEST WASHINGTON (UPI) - Earli- 'er this month I paid my respects to the International Jazz Festival staged here under the auspices of one of President Kennedy's cultural committees. In keeping with my non-partisan approach to all matters, cultural or political, it seemed only fair that I give equal time to the other side. . So I arranged an interview this week with Guy Lombardo. Lombardo, as every Schmaltz lover knows, plays "the sweetest music this side of heaven." And since January, 1981, he has been playing the sweetest music outside the White House. B'or 24 years, his orchestra performed at all of the presidential inaugural balls in the capital and received occasional invitations to entertain at the Executive Mansion. Limbo For Lombardo But when the-Kennedy administration came in, it was limbo for Lombardo. He is currently playing a commercial engagement at the Shoreham Hotel, which is the only way he can get to Washington these day. I. must say, however, that Lombardo seems to be bearing up very well in exile. When I joined him at lunch, he was as cheerful as an orchestra leader can be at that time of day. Lombardo recalled that shortly after the 19150 presidential election, he and Lawrence Welk happened to meet at the Los Ang- that President Kennedy lias come to the presidency at a very hard time: All the mistakes of his predecessors have fallen into his lap. Those are the fortunes of politics. He faces a tough age 'and out of it he will emerge cither a hero or a frightened man. The choice is his. The President is entitled to support in any effort to save our currency, to make it possible to renew plant,and equipment and to achieve full employment. But his program needs to be understood. American businessmen prefer to support their , President; rather than to oppose him. DREW PEARSON WASHINGTON. — Abe Ribi- coff, the charming and genial Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, is sometimes called a compromiser. He went before a closed-door session of the House Ways and Means Committee the other day to try to compromise the Medicare Bill out of committee, but endedi by giving very little ground. In fact, he stood up well under cross-examination. "As a former colleague, I'm going to be frank with you," said Ribicoff, referring to the fact that he once served in Congress. "If we have to have some amendments to' this bill to insure its enactment — and that seems to be evident — the, President and I are willing to go as far as we can." "Well, that's news lo me," interposed GOP Rep. Steven Derounian oC New York. "Judging by what the President said recently in Madison Square Garden, I thought that he wanted this bill, the King-Anderson Measure, as eles airport. "I'm ready," Welk told him. "I've arranged lo do my television broadcast from Washington the week of the inauguration so that I can play at the ball." Ready For Inagural "I'm all set, too," Lombardo responded. "I've already told my booking agency to keep that night open." As it turned out, however, the program committee had other ideas. Neither was invited. In retrospect, Lombardo r e - gards his en-counter with Welk as highly amusing. I don't know how Welk feels about it. Although President Kennedy apparently is not enraptured by the style of music that Lombardo represents, there is no gain saying that it is "a part of the nation's cultural life. It occurred to me the administration could profit by giving it the same, sort of boost it recently gave to jazz groups. This might help the President put an end to charges that the administration is anti - business. Such music is often described as "the businessman's bounce." I asked Lombardo what he had thought- of the idea and he responded enthusiastically. "We could call it an 'International Corn Festival,' " he said. HUBERT •To look at him you'd never think this country was pending SO billion <doUa» on defense, would you?" © King Features Syndicate, Inc 1962. World rights i-esorVcd :u.4 National Aflvertlslne Representa-tlTM "Yes, the waiter's very cute, dear, and you've got OB your now written, or nothing. How do you reconcile what the President said with what you now tell us?" "You misunderstood the President, Congressman," replied Hibicoff. "He's willing to accept some compromises to insure enactment, providing they are not substantive changes." "I'm surprised to hear that," broke in Rep. Bruce Alger, the only Republican from Texas. "This is an ADA Bill as presently drafted. As an ADA member, do you want to change it?" "Let me set you right, sir, just lo keep the record straight," retorted Ribicoff. "I'm not a member of the Americans for Democratic Action." "No?" countered Alger, "I'll have to check my sources." "Go ahead," said Ribicoff. "Since this is another socialized scheme, I assumed that the ADA would be for it," rasped Alger. "Why don't you ask the ADA?" Suggested Ribicoff. "This bill is popular with people all over the country. Wherever you go you will find a great majority of the yolers for it." "Not in my district," disputed Republican Derounian. "I have renounced the bill and the people of my district have supported my position at the polls," "Maybe that's true .in your district, I do not know," replied Ribicoff. "But it's certainly not true in New York state as a whole. Two prominent Republican figures in your stale, Governor Rockefeller and Senator Javits, have recognized Ihe need for health care for Ihe aged and have campaigned for it." "They can do what they want," snorted Derounian. "I'm willing to debate you publicly on this anywhere you say," angrily retorted Ribicoff. "I think the people would support Ihe administration's program." "Just name the date and the place," challenged Derounian. "That goes for me, too," chimed in Alger of Texas. "I'd be happy to debale you in my district. Come on down anytime." "May I extend you Ihe same invitation to come to Connecticut!?" snapped the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare. Note — The only specific concession Ribicoff okayed was to broaden the Medicare bill in order to give 3,500,00fl oldsters not on social security the benefit of medical attention. Ri'bicoff said that he and Kennedy would be glad lo include them. Otherwise, he insisted, he and the President would never sacrifice the heart of the King-Anderson bill. JFK's Nephew Sagrent Shriver, head of the Peace Corps and brother-in-law of President John F. Kennedy, was telling at dinner how he had admonished his eight-year-old son about studying harder in school. "When Abraham Lincoln • was your age," Shriver said, "he walked twelve, miles back and forth to school every day and wrote his lessons on a slate in front of an open fire, with his only light from the fireplace." "Thai's nothing," replied Ihe eight-year-old. "When Uncle Jack was your age, he was President of the-United States." ' Alabama Banker in Washington Charlie Meriwether, former friend of the head of the Alabama Ku Klux Klan, is reported feeling much happier in Washington in the job of Export-Import Bank Director, to which President Kennedy appointed him. Back in Alabama, things are not so happy in the department which Meriwether once oc.cupied. Monday was one of the most carefree, matinees this reporter enjoyed in days ... We slumbered soundly 1% hours (without a sedative or nip) for the first time in weeks ... Since actress Diane Ladd's infajil daughter drowned in the family pool—as this newsboy introduced her (o various directors and producers in Hollywood . . . "Walter," said Miss Ladd (of Jackson -& Meridian, Mississippi) "I just can't get in to see any of them. I haven't had a job in over a year!" . . . "Okay," she , was told, "be at Desilu at 3 tomorrow and watch me show-off doing Hie 'Untouchables' tiling. You'll meet tin; director and producer" ... She met them — and the two men who inherited their posts. The first pair were romanced away from Desi by Disney ... So Diane met lour instead of two people who decide the fate of newcomer actors and actresses. She phoned her actor-husband Bruce Dem (he will star in a new tv series titled "Stony Burke") to report Ihe happy tidings . . . Dern said: "Fine, fine, The baby just woke from her nap. Everything's honky-dooly. I'm going with my boss Leslie Slovens (he wrole "The Marriage-Go- Round," a smash B'way nil) lo see the 4-mile evenl at (he Arena. Go see Carmen Phillips or somebody. See you laler" . . . We look Ihe phone . . . "Hello," we said, "I'm Waller Winchell. I work on a newspaper. May I lake your wife lo see Ihe Dodgers game tonight? She'll be in (hi: O'Malley box where producer Mervyn LeRoy rools every game. So she'll meet 5 of Ihem in one day. 0-' kay?" . . . "Be my guest," .said her husband, "and (hanks for what you are trying (o do for her." At Dodgers Stadium (after depositing the talented actress with Mrs. O'Malley and the Merv Lc- Roys) I caulioned her (she's a baseball fan) nol lo gel on anybody's nerves hollering, elc. "No women allowed in (he pi-ess box," we said, "so behave yourself. I'll be back in about an hour. Golla wire my Night Press Rale sluff to the Mirror" . . . About 4li minutes laler a Sladium cop tapped my besl shoulder and announced: "Mr. LeRoy wants you outside" . . . "Be right out," we said as we closed quotes on an anecdote we were Idling Jim Murray of Ihe L. A. Times, Mel Durslag of Hie 1. A. Herald-Examiner, Bob Furillo of (he ditto and sonic other fellas who cover the L. A. games . . . The policeman returned in about 'iVi seconds and said: "It's an emergency!" . . . We hastened outside and Mr. LeRoy's hand trembled as he lit a cigar . . . "Whal kind of emergency?" we paled, fearing news from my family . . . "She jusl was noiificsr (hat her baby drowned in the pool," he almost wept . . . When Diane—in a slate of shock—p>on- ed her husband (also summoned from the Arena by (ho: police) ano* checked the tragic news—sbe let out a shriek of agony that slays in my ears ; . . That's why our recent nights have been sleepless There, the Montgomery Advertiser has unearthed the facl thai Alabama is paying $39.50 a mile for painling white lines on slate highways in contrast lo a charge of $6.39 lo $9.59 in adjacent Mississippi. This price permits Hie contractor lo earn around $889 an hour. The contract was signed when Meriwelher was Finance Director for Alabama . and bears his signature. It went lo Ihe Alabama Marking and Sign Co,, run by an equipment, salesman named Joe T. Barton, who, when asked about his $600,000 profit on the Alabama Highway Contract, said he "had partners." He declined to identify his partners. Meriwether, as a director of. the Export-Import Bank, one of the most important lending institutions in Washington, now passes on U. S. governmenl loans lo African, Asian, and Latin-American countries. He gets down to Alabama occasionally to keep bis hand in local politics. . . . "If I hadn't taken her lo meet another producer." I kept arguing with myself, "her baby would not have been lost." So you see, Monday last, after a good long sleep, I fell like a kid. Not the (IS I am. . .1 really do not feel a day over 65. No kidding. . .Warner's phoned first. "You've done it again," said Hugh Benson. "Miss Ladd is what you said. She'll be in the very next '77 Sunset Strip' with your friend Bo Belinsky!" ... Hilarious fern- median Jane Kuan (following a mention here Uio other morning) was signed by David Mcrrick to replace vacationing Kaye Ballard in "Carnival" starting July 16th . . .Then Don Lanning, Jr. (eldest son of Roberta Sherwood) phoned. "Mother told me to call you. She has been signed by MGM for her first movie. Starts July 30th. Gets 3rd billing after Glenn Ford and Shirley Jones. The picture is 'The Courtship of Eddie's Father.' Joe Pasternak, producer, Vincente Minclli, director. Mother's so happy and we know you must be" . . ."0 brother!" we ejaculated, "What » Cinderella story!" Then talented Beryl Davis called, The one-lime International recording star, reduced lo working Sunsel Strip saloons — al $250 per week (the head-waiter gets $350) phoned. "Waller!" she reported joyously, "Your plugs got me two calls from recording firms, a bead- line spot in Arkansas at 82,000, and your call to Steve Allen won me a chance (o meel the public again on his new Iv show July 23rd. Thanks, mister!". . .Now Ihcre's Eddie Fisher on The Horn , . ."I don't know how lo lhank you," he cooed, "1 have all sorts of offers. May go lo Soulh America for a month — large loot". . . "[ lold you what 1 always (ell entertainers," 1 scolded, "never thank a critic for anything you rale!" and hung up on him. Yes, Monday was a very liappy day for me. . . My wife had reported thai she was feeling fine . . .My daughter and son and grandchildren were clicking and my editors on the N.Y. Mirror and L.A. Herald-Examiner said (he mail was heavy over r<>cent columns— thai, the mail was FOR 99 p.c.—AGAINST 1 p.c. And then came the Big Lcl-Down. I was phoning Mike Connolly (of The H'wood Reporter), Daily Variety (H'wood) and The {{ible of slmw-bizxers in NYC (Variety) to report Roberta's ascent to liie Hollywood heavens. . .While swapping risgay quips with Mr. Cnnnol. ly, the operator interrupted: "The Vice President of Hie United Stales is wailing to talk with you!" . . ."Hello, Mr. Vice President." we said, "I presume you are calling about what 1 had in the paper this morning?" "No one gave me a plane or anything else." said the man who once saved me from (rouble with (he Navy during the war when FDR's .severest critics (who couldn't insult the President) (oak it out on his staunchesl supporters . . . Cong. Martin Dies, Bilbo, Rankin, Burton K. Wheeler, Sen. Lundecr, Clare Hoffman, Cong. Lambertson and oilier Republi- crals—"The statement," softly reported The Honorable from Texas, "Dial Billie Sol Eslcs gave me any plane is totally undue, I have asked my lawyers to contact you. I spoke lo John Edgar Hoover. I plan no lawsuit or anything against you or your editors. I wanted someone like you, with whom 1 had been friends, lo know Hie truth and if you had lakcn the I rouble lo check with me. as a Washington' columnist did weeks ago, you would not have been duped into printing what you did." "Mr. Vice-President," I told him. "first my apologies. I report, ed Ihe name and address of the source. We have a law in N. Y. State lhal punishes anyone with a fino or prison for giving a newspaper or newsman false information. Please have the source questioned. I plan filing against him to test the law in N. V. Stale." LAFF-A-DAY 0 Klnj Features Sjntote, lot, WC. WoiW rl Aw "It says we're a couple of cheapskates who will never amount to anjrtliingl"

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