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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 4

Logansport, Indiana
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Tuesday, June 19, 1962
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The Pharos-Tribune Editorial Comment. Indissolubly Wedded Life' President . Kennedy's -appeal, to- business tp cooperate in finding how • to, rriake bur''free economy work at full'capacity was'strongly seconded from a source that has enjoyed the confidence of the business community for many years, William McChesney Martin, a Republican who has held the financially influential post of chairman of . the . Federal Reserve Board since. 1951. The President, Harvard '40, made his plea at the Yale Commencement at which he was given the honorary degree of doctor of laws. The Federal Reserve Chairman, Yale '28, seconded him at the annual meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association, after he had received the honorary degree of doctor of laws. In sum, the President's plea was for business to realize that no matter who is in the White House, the economy must work at full capacity to provide adequate profits for enterprise and adequate wages for labor and adequate utilization of plant ai.d opportunity for all. He invited business to help him, themselves and the country to achieve the.se ends. Martin pointed out that an accommodation between Government and business was .essential. He asked adult Americans to declare "a moratorium on childish ways." Among these, he said we are talking more and thinking less. Citing the recent stock market plunge as a remarkable example of present day immaturity, he told of how at its height, there were those who said, "the only thing that can save us now is Washington", and others who said, "Someone, somewhere and somehow must save us from Washington." "One of the . most often ignored realities about business and Government," said Martin, "is that theirs is an indissolubly wedded life, although it is not always and certainly not now marked by marital bliss. Nevertheless, the Government is deeply involved in the conduct of the economy and it could not extricate itself altogether even if .it were minded to do so." A dialogue between Government and business can be mutually beneficial without inferring approval one of the other: .We cannot afford a cold war at home while we are conducting the greater cold war for survival in the world. FINANCIAL ASTRONAUT Reapportionment Dilemma The United States Supreme Court's March 26 decision in the Tennessee apportionment case ruled that state legislative districts were subject to the constitutional scrutiny of the Federal courts. It has since remanded for reconsideration similar suits challenging apportionment in Michigan and New York. Its ruling has also moved governors and state legislatures of several states to redraw their legislative districts on more equal geographic lines. However, Justice Felix Frankfurter in the Tennessee case and Justice ' John Marshall Harlan in that case and the subsequent ones called for guidelines for the lower courts on how to measure the constitutionality of legislative districts. All that the majority would say is that "a jtustificable Federal cause of action is stated by a claim of arbitrary impairment of votes' by means of invidiously discriminatory geographic classification." It did not explain what it means by "invidiously discriminatory" districts and it is in no hurry to do so. It would save a lot of litigation if it. did. In the Past One Year Ago School reorganization meeting at Miitoa Tuesday . . . Expect crowd . . . Will discuss Caston School District. Real estate, reassessment in Logansport opens. Market street work begins . . . uty em- ployes help with project . . . Street improvement. Ten Years Ago Two White county residents killed . . . Car runs into truck near Watseka, 111, . . . Helen Hunt, 17, of Norway, and Ellis Hedges, 22, of Monticello, die -and four others injured. Begin work on new southside fire station at Main and Montgomery streets in Loganspcrt ... The cost of the project will b'e $25,000. Supreme court paves way for work on ditch . . . Upholds Special Judge Kline Reed in Tipton township ditch case. Twenty Years Ago Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Taylor of 10 West Ottowa street were parents of a .daughter'born in , Cass county hospital. : First Lieutenant Robert Emerson, 26; former Logansport high school football player, iwas re-ported "missing in action" ... He had been stationed in Manila with the 131st Infantry U. S. Army. ! . Fifty Years Ago Miss Trella Bernice Archer and • Christian Stolz were married Saturday and plan to reside here. , A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Lee B. Robinson of 123 Cecil st. George Schilling is home for the summer irom Indiana University, ftftfM* "iRV tflMtoq <0 WALTER WINCH ELL Broadway and Elsewhere What is the reason for the high price of food? There is not one reason — but many. And they have very little to do with Jood itself. For example, higher transportation costs, higher wages and Iiigher sales taxes play prominent roles in rocketing the cost of food. Columnist James Restori denied • the President is anti-business. Any comment? Mr. Rcston is one of our favorite newspapermen. We suggest he read financial analyst Donald Rogers' essay in the June 3rd Herald-Tribune. It offers an important lesson in basic economics. What is the significance of zooming food costs in Russia? The economic failures, of Russia, Cuba and China represent a disastrous defeat for basic Communist doctrines. Khrushchev — who vowed to bury us economically — is digging his own grave. As always, tyrnnts promise Paradise nnd deliver Hell. real atomic weapons . . . That not-so-long-ago speech by U. S. Senator Jackson: That the UN was not a cure-all (it was 'approved by JFK) was the White House opening blast to get the popular Senator to replace former Democratic Presidential, candi- . date Adlai Stevenson as U. S. Ambass to the not-so-United Nations. (Footnote: JFK & Adlai only talk biz these glum days. No chit-chat when they arc together. How does he know this inside lowdown anyhow?'.'?) ... No pipelines (former official of The Young Communist League)—just; magic—pure magic.... . It prob'ly was printed (we just want to make it public) that it cost close to $70,000 to take Technicpior foot- 'age of Jackie's recent not-so- goodwill trip to ungrateful'India , ... We just want to keep Americans informed on how .some poll- ticos squander taxpayers' money. Jackie knows (we .hope) that we've often called her (in print) our favorite Piplomat & Dolliti- cian. Why are you distressed by newspapermen who are in the Administration's hip pocket? Too many politicians strive to use the press as a partisan political channel. There is a constant battle between politicians interested in propaganda and newspapermen searching for the truth. Happily, the truth is generally triumphant — otherwise this democracy could not long endure. Why your intensive criticism of the Administration? A President is only us good as the public opinion 'that sustains him. I hope to awaken the people — so that the people can awaken this Administration. There's nothing political or personal about striving to maintain the nation's economic health. A depression is every American's enemy. ' In other words, we hope to make certain that every American's home is his castle — not'his poorhouse. The Vice President told me that the legend about his collecting insurance for a plane thai killed ihe pilot and co-pilot on his ranch (lie edited: It was 10 miles from the ranch) was started by a G. 0. P. Senator ... "What's his name'.'" I asked ... "I won't tell you," he replied . . . Later, Mr. Johnson's counsel (Paul Porter) phoned. "If you will come to Washington I will convince you how you've been rooked with bur proof, facts and documentation" . . . Which I will do ... In tho meantime, Mr. Vice President, I apologize to you and set the record straight willingly and with a Wliole Column. Chuckles in The News By United Press International SWEPT THE HALLS NORTHFIELD, Vt. (UPl)-Gpv. F. Ray Keyser Jr., addressing Green Mountain Boys state Monday night, recalled that when he was a high school junior attending the annual student government event he was elected road commissioner. "I had to sweep the halls during the week," he said. FURNISHING DEN BEDFORD, England CUPI) Two eight-year-old boys appeared in juvenile court Monday for taking nail clippers, a miniature oar, an alarm clock, three' roses, a pint of milk, 24 bottles of beer and a prayer book from neighbor, ing houses. They explained they were furnishing their den. AIMS HIGH LONDON (UPI)-The National Federation of Master Steeplejacks and Lightning Conductors said in a brochure than an aim of the organization is to "maintain a high standard of conduct." MARRIED AGAIN •MILWAUKEE, Wis. .(UPI) _ Circuit Judge Robert Hansen Monday granted Arthur and Stella Lunde permission to get married —again. The Lundes were married in 1934, divorced in 1949, remarried in 1958 and divorced in 1961. They have six children. DOWN W"TH JAZZ LONDON (UPI)— Scrawled on the wall of a local jazz record shop: "I Love Bach." SUIT OF ARMOR NEEDED LONDON (UPI)-An item in the personal column of the Times of London today said: "Gentleman requires suit of armor. Even Brand 'X' considered." "UPI: A Russian who became friendly with some of Benny Goodman's touring jazz orchestra was arrested by Soviet police." That's Communism anil all that ja/z. The Defense Dept. has a request on. JFK's desk (I said on his'desk!!!) to resume desert- training for the army—but using A film producer explained why he fired M. Monroe: "I just think she's unable to work." The inside story: Her last two films were flops. Another failure might destroy her career. The possibility terrifies her. LAFF-A-D&Y Quotes in the News By United Press International NEW YORK — New York Stock Exchange '• President Keith Funston, commenting on the unpre-. (licability in the market caused by the large number of investors: "This is not necessarily bad, because you get the influence of contrary opinions this way." CLARIKSDALE, 'Miss. — William L. Higgs, an attorney arrested with a group of northern students while taking a firsthand look at Mississippi segregation customs: "We were held incommunicado for almost 20 hours. It was just like a Russian .police ?tale." NEW YORK — Former ambassador to Italy Clare Boothe Luce, in McCall's magazine: "I am inclined to believe that if the House Unamericah Activi- ,-,ties Committee did not exist, •American would today be full of misguided anti-Communist groups and organization similar to the Reviews , Of TV Shows By RICK DU BROW HOLLYWOOD (UPD- Monday morning, OBS-TV urged viewers to tune in later for the newly expanded daytime drama "The Secret Storm," which would show how "the tides of human emotion surge ever stronger" in all of us. That did it. I turned off the telephone, sent out for lunch, locked the door and waited impatiently for showtime. Those.surges have had me worried for a long.time. For the young, brainwashed set, by the way, a daytime drama is just a dude network name for a soap opera, much the same as "senior citizens" are really old people with press agents. Anyway, three o'clock finally rolled around, and "The Secret Storm" with it. And, unlike CBS', two 'arty con jobs of last week— "Noah and the Flood" and "Julie . and Carol at Carnegie Hall"—this show delivered what it promised. The word, friends, is s-e-x. Sordid Tale Right off the bat, a young man tells his' girlfriend's father that she left a high school dance, all boozed up, with another fellow. Well, dad tries to figure out what to do about that when in walks his wife with a handsome admirer. They've been at a cottage together. Dad hasn't got time for that. He's angry at his daughter. Mom advises him to go easy on her. She knows how those things are. Pretty soon, the daughter, Amy, staggers in the door and collapses. This prompts dad to call the doctor with the most memorable line of the day: "She's not coherent. She's not even conscious." Amy snaps out of it and asks for a drink. Mom pours her a shot of brandy. Amy downs it and says, "Oh, that's better," Some kid. I don't really have to tell you what her story was, do I? It seems her boyfriend with the booze forced her to have some drinks. Then he forced her into his car. Sure, Amy. Well, it was a lot of surging for a half hour. And I doubt if many dishes will get washed from now on between 3 and 3:30 p.m. in television homes. Soap Opera Expanded Earlier in the. day, CBS - TV offered another expanded soap, "The Brighter Day," which it described as a program "of classic family conflict" with "a group ot strongly defined personalities." Monday's classic family conflict involved a boy with a strongly defined personality who takes his girl to a mountain cabin, boozes and tries to make love to her. Unfortunately for him, she also has a strongly defined personality and pushes him off a porch into a ravine, killing him in what some might describe as a sort of classic family conflict. Minutes later, another boy shows up, tells her he loves her and says she ought to lie down and red. 'She does, and he turns the lights off. That's where the show ended. By the way, if old people are "senior citizens," what does that make everyone else? Junior citizens? The Chasmel Swim: Desilu plans to release the two-part program on which "The Untouchables" was based ao a movie for American consumption; it has already been shown abroad. . .Writer Harry Golden and publisher Alfred Knopf guest on NBC-TV's "Today" show Thursday. Lucille Ball, George Gobel and Johnny Carson have been added .to the guest roster of Ed Sullivan's 14Ui anniversary show Sunday on OBSrTV. . .CBS-TV's fall schedule includes a weekly Saturday series designed to encourage reading among children between the ages of 8 and 12. Irene Dunne is planning a television series in which she plays a nun.' . .John Ireland stars June 28 in Archibald MacLeish's play about freedom on CBS-TV's "Ac. cent On An American Summer." John Birch Society." ALGIERS — Abderrahmaiie Fares, president of the new Algerian Provisional Executive, appealing to Europeans to join in the new accord:. "Don't give way to despair but, oh the contrary, look to the future with calm .and confidence that the future is ours in corn- Tuesday Evening, June 19, 1962. DREW PEARSON Merry-Go-Round WASHINGTON-The Senate subcommittee probing stockpile scandals has now subpoenaed private documents from the files of Freeport Sulphur which put John Hay Whitney, chief owner of Freeport and publisher of the. New York Herald Tribune, on the spot. They also pose a problem for sincere Sen. Stuart Symington of Missouri, chairman of the Investigating Committee, who is related to Whitney, and to the editor of the Herald Tribune. One confidential document shows that when Whitney and Freeport Sulphur were trying to get a government contract to mine nickel in Cuba they held a meeting in the New York office of James Brownlee, who was both Whitney's brokerage partner and a member of the office of Defense Mobilization Borrowing Authority Review Board. At this meeting Brownlee told Whitney and Langbourne Williams, president of Fresport, that though they had been turned down for a new nickel plant he would introduce them to Harold Vance, chairman of Studebaker, then acting as chairman of the ODM Review Board. The review board was an internal ODM unit with no opportunity for outsiders to appear before it. It's minutes were classified and its operations highly secret. Yet Brownlee' arranged for his partner !.o get a favorable hearing. One General Services Administration official at the time described Brownlee's activities as so energetic in favor of Freeport that he appeared to be working for them. GSA Opposed New Pact The General Services Adminis. tration staff which passed on government stockpile contracts, was dead opposed to a new contract for Freeport. They agreed viith Howard Young, defense mobilization plants deputy administrator, that more nickel production was unnecessary. However, they were overruled. On Oct. 18, 1954, contract number DMP 105 was given Whitney's Freeport Sulphur to build a pilot plant in Louisiana to develop nickel from Moa Bay, Cuba, under a new sulphur leaching process. Cost to the government was $5,500,000. On the same date, contract number DMP 106 was signed with Freeport by which the government purchased $75,000,000 pounds of nickel at market price plus 15 cents a pound for the first $15,000,000 pounds. This was considered a highly favorable contract considering the fact that the Korean War was now over and the need for government nickel had diminished, and considering the further fact that many members of General Services and ODM were opposed. However, almost simultaneous with Whitney's call at thp White House early in 1953 and his talks with Brownlee, his good friend Harry Luce of Time, Life and Fortune had published an explosive article in Fortune highly critical of Jess Larson, Truman's General Services administrator who had favored National Lead, not Freeport. The files which have been subpoenaed by the Senate Committee show that Freeport had free access to ODM's classified information during this period, and that it had special privileges which no other nickel company got. Big '56 Campaign Contributor Despite this favorable position, Freeport wasn't satisfied. It wanted to change the terms of its contract, and demanded new negotia. tions first to increase the price, second to sell more nickel. The Defense Department was opposed to buying more nickel and so was the Interior Department. They argued that the Korean War was long over. (It had ended in early 1953 and it was now 1956.) General Services was also opposed to increasing the price or the amount of nickel. However, in the year 1956 Eisenhower was running for re-elec- PHAROS-TRIBUNE nT <«cceiit S»turany» nnd Holiday*) 40c per neck dally »i>« Jnndnj by enrrl«l, *2O.8O per; yem In tlte city of Lo«nn«p«rt 40o •er week by cnrrler outside o( LoKunnnort. By mall on rural ?ont« lii To.;., Carroll, WMie, FnHwkl, Fnlto» and Mla»l «»•»««., •12.0ft »«r year) out.lde trading- area ami within Indiana. »14.00 pel rent ortllde InJIaH, W.8.00 per year. All mall •nbierlptlou payabto IK aHvafle*. Wo mall «n1j«crlp«o»« >old vrlinra carrier •errle* !• main' Fhan» entabltahea 1S44 Journal eatnhiuhe* lllfl , «S*« l>u « fce * 188* e*tab1l»h«« tion and in that year Whitney contributed a cool $62,000 to his cam. paign. The files show that Arthur Fleming, then Office of Defense Mobilizer, gave specific orders to change the niokel requirements. And after the election, following several months of negotiations, a new contract, DMP 134, was signed which increased the government purchase of nickel from Freeport from 75,000,000 pounds to 271,000,000 jflunds. It also increased the prine to a flat 7-t cents a pound. Then; was a side contract for 23,835,000 pounds of cobalt at ?2 a pound. Altogether, $206,790,000 was to be paid Jock 'Whitney's firm despite the fact that the Defense and Interior Departments were against the whole thing. A significant statement by Attorney General William Roger:!, trusted member of the Eisenhower Cabinet, tried to minimize the loss. "Ultimate net loss to the government," he said, "is riot expected to exceed much more than $6,000,000." Whitney had been appointed ambassador t) London a few weeks before the contract was signed, and severed all relations with Freeport. But after he went to London, the records show that he had some correspondence with Williams, president of Freeport, giving him a rsport on the deal. That's part of the story which the White House is watching to see if it ever gels out of Senate committee files. Almanac © Klwt Ko»tuns Srrnllute, Inc., IWi World riihta rernved, "I told them your fee and thai reconciled then." Pnbllnked «ally except »at««ay an* kolldaya by Pharo*-Trlbim« Co., Inc. BIT E«t Broadway, Lo«mm»port, Indiana. 'Entered m ieeov.4 <•!»» matter at tho poat attic, at tocan.port. Ind., nnd«r tk» a.t of Marck S, 187*. ' ' MEMBER. A.UBIT BUREAU OF OIROBI«ATIOK» *.JHJ CHITED PRESi 1MTEBNATIOMAL MLAJLOI-TKUVlfB National A*Torttalm« JUnro»mit««T«a By United Press International Today is Tuesday, June 19, the 170th day of 'he year with 195 to follow. The moon is approaching its last quarter. The morning stars are Jupiter, Mars and Salurn. The evening star is Venus. On this day in history: In 1846, the f'rst baseball game between organized teams took place in Hoboken, N..I. In 1912, the U.S. government adopted the fiight-hour work day for all its «mployes. In 1953, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed at Sing Sing Prison, for betraying secret information. A thought for the day: The English dra malist, William Shakespeare, said: "if love be blind, love cannot hit the mark." DAM EXPECTS ARRIVE MOSCOW (UPI)—A. team of experts from the United Arab Republic arrived in Moscow Monday for talks on 'Jie Aswan high dam project, acwrding to the Soviet news agency Tass. Tass said the group was led by Musa Arafa, minister for the construction of the dam. CRANE CAUSES DELAY SHREWSBURY, England (UPI) —A crane larded on the main runway of Shrewsbury Air Force Base Monda;/ and delayed all flying for almoiit an hour while airmen chased it. They finally captured the bi.td and sent it to tho Chester Zoo. Public Forum The Phiiros-Trihuiie invites views of ill i readers. Each letter should tot exceed 300 words and must be signed by the writer will) address. A request to use initii ils, and not the hill name, will not be honored. Address letters to: Public Forum, Phans-Tribunc, Logansport, Ind. HUBERT 4-19 :f) Kiiiff Features Syndicate, Inc., 1DG2. World riffiiLx reiU "I fell in. with evil company."

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