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Logansport, Indiana
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Thursday, June 21, 1962
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The Pharos-Tribune Editorial Comment. (, Full Production Economy Secretary of Labor Arthur J. Goldberg, who more and more speaks for the Administration on economic matters, advocates full production to make the "profit squeeze" disappear and to provide full employment. It is a good approach, for it holds out re•wards both to management and labor, '.to say onthing of the country as a ; whole. • ' Manufacturing industries have come out of the recession slump, but !at the end of last year they were still producing only about 83 per cent of •capacity, Goldberg observed. To at- .tain full production, Goldberg urges 'American industry to modernize, to automate and to employ the best and most efficient techniques and methods 'they can develop and to take advantage of the 8 per cent credit on machinery and equipment outlays recommended by the President, as soon as Congress approves. He urges American business not to resist proposals to ease hardships that any change may bring to working families, and at the same time he urges labor not to indulge in blind resistance to change, pointing out that restrictive practises which impair the ability of industries to enter the race for markets on competitive terms harm everyone. The market for full production is here. For the past 7 years, the popula-, tion has grown at 3 million persons per year. This rate is expected to continue until 1970. There are also the 6.8 million families who had incomes under $2,000 last year, the 8 million adults who have completed less than 5 years of school and the 7 million drawing some kind of relief. Upgrading all these to economic freedom and dignity will provide a..huge new, domestic market, beside the export market in the world at large. Labor and management have a mutual stake.in full production and .full employment. FLY IN THE OINTMENT Conservatives Texas The nomination of John B. Connally Jr., former Secretary of the Navy, and a protege of Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, as the Democratic candidate for Governor of Texas makes the election this fall a contest between two conservatives. Connally led the conservative slate nominated by the Democrats against a labor-en- iorsed liberal foursome. In the election, he will be pitted against Jack Cox, a Bepublican supporter of Ari- ;zon's conservative Senator Barry •Goldwater. : - Liberal Democratic defection was largely responsible, for the 1961 elec- Ition of Senator John G. Tower, an•other Goldwater Republican, who was : the first Republican to win a statewide Election in Texas in a hundred years. ;Connally will have to coax the liberal -Democrats to the poll to vote for him, -and at the same time hold the Conser- /vative Democrats from crossing over ;to Cox, who himself left the Demo- •cratic party two years ago. " The Democratic nomination .in Texas, once a sure warrant of election, •will face its first decisive test in No- •vember to show whether Tower's election established the two-party system ;in the Lone Star state or was a freak. '• No Recess for Congress This is school vacation time across Ithe land, but not in Washington. Congress will have no recess until all of President Kennedy's program is passed, or as much of it as is humanly pos- .sible, Senate Leader Mike Mansfield warned. There is no priority list drawn up yet, though. the President told a recent press conference there may have to be one. His trade expansion bill is -held up in the Senate Banking com- 'mittee, his tax reform bill in the Fi- :nance Committee, his medicare bill in 'the House Ways and Means committee. Those are three top priority mea- .'sures with a long way to go. Senator Hubert H. Humphrey's idea of "sweetening" the tax package by reducing income taxes now instead of next year may still win as the only way to get the tax reform through. In the Past • One Year Ago Cass county commissioners call meeting "Thursday . . . Hearing on proposed bridge tax 'levy . . . Five cent tax plan to be aired. .' Quiet meeting in Metea . . . Outlined Caston School District plans ... 200 were present from -Adams and Bethlehem townships. Ten Years Ago Antique autos to go through Logansport... .More than 80 ancient vehicles to participate in ;horseless carriage tour of state. Twenty Years Ago Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Fry of rural route 6'were parents of a daughter born in St. Joseph hospital, i Fifty Years Ago Reports of the cherry crop as being only ;fair, thus the price per bushel was advanced itoya $1.25 to $2 per bushel. WALTER :WINCH ELL Broadway and Elsewhere (Wall Street's gloom was brightened by the annual edition of "The Bawl Street Journal," which spoofs the financial district. The following are excerpts.), The report has been circulating .that the directors of United States Steel Corporation have agreed on changing the company's name to Jericho Steel Corporation, for the purpose of improving Big Steel's corporate image, which has been recently rusted by the dampening governmental policy . . "The name Jericho Steel was selected because it suggests that ancient city near the Dead Sea, sometimes known as the city of outstretched palms, which symbolizes both our unions and customers," explained C h a i r m n n Blough. "We have always envied Little Steel the simple biblical name of Bethlehem, which suggests n little town and meek, humble people," he said. "I must admit that our public relations have not been democratic enough for the present times. When I -was a small boy I was told that anybody could become President of the United States. Now I really believe it." an evening of doing the Twist, I'm in better shape at 7 a.m. than I'll be any time later in the day." Washington: Project Mohole is being stymied by an interagency . dispute. Secretary Udall and Secretary Freeman confer about Aig< ging a 99-mile-decp hole in the earth's crust, into which all surplus wheat, corn and cotton could be dumped. But plans are held up by Secretary Dillon and Budget director Bell, who want to toss the national debt into the hole. Says Bell;. "It might go all Hie way through and cause more trou. ble for Red China." Flash! Caplin orders a' tax crackdown on small businessmen who fail to keep books. "We're' running into an increasing number of people, particularly in the financial community," says-the. Revenue Commissioner, "who say they don't keep books because they're pretty sure they're broke and they don't want to know it.." Advert: "To Whom It May Concern: Don't think what you can do to our country. Think what our country could do to you!" (Signed) United States Strategic Air Command. What's New In Industry:; Couturiers at the world-famous House of,Dior have designed a radically new. evening gown which is strapless, frontless, backless and hem- less. It also can be used as a belt. Caroline Kennedy will make a round-the-world trip next month to inspect the kindergartens of the world, it was announced by Pierre Salinger, White House press representative. At a news conference today, President Kennedy, in referring to the demands made upon.him by the presidency, declared: "I don't mind the responsibility of bal- ajicing the budget, guiding our space program or fighting, the cold war, but I absolutely refuse to root for the Washington Sena-' tors." Chuckles in The News GETTING GALS DOWN INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. OUP) Doctors have prescribed pills for two young women who work in the new 25-story city-county office building. The gals — elevator operators — were afflicted by motion sickness. PITY POOR DOGS LANCASTER, Pa. (UPI) Lawns, .hedges -and trees on private" property are out of bounds to dogs here even, if-they.are on leashes because of complaints of canine bad manners. • • The. city council acting ; at the request Warden Winfjeld Noden changed an ordinance banning even leashed- dogs 1 from the greenery unless they have a property owner's consent. TOUGH QUALIFICATIONS CHICAGO CUM) - Police Supt. Orlando Wilson has hired 38 persons who met these qualifications — "College education, neat appearance, pleasing disposition," Their jobs Checking dog licenses, YOU CAN'T WIN ST. LOUIS, Mo. (UPI) -While Jesse W. Fussell was at the po- . ilice station reporting theft of a brief ,case, raincoat and vacuum jug from his car, someone stole clothing, shoes and a suitcase from his parked auto. Breakfast conferences at the White House have become increasingly popular. The idea of early-morning talks over scrambled eggs and coffee was favored by former President Eisenhower, now is pushed even more vigorously by President Kennedy. Most Congressmen and cabinet members like the post-dawn sessions because they can check in ( directly from all-night parties, Laggards are summoned to break, last in the Executive Mansion by- blasts from a hunting horn, sounded from the front porch. Most guests arrive promptly, however. As one Congressman says: "After Robert Garrett & Sons opened its new office this morning. at 1 Chase Manhattan Plaza with, all,' the latest accoutrements of the' modern investment, firm:. Wall-to- wall carpeting, wall-to-wall windows—and back-to-the-wall, financing. } '•' . The SEC today orderei} all securities salesmen to stop shaving prices and commissions unless they actually apply lather and' razor to stock and bond 1 -certificates. "Any price shaving in the securities business must be. realis-' tic and not deceptive," said Wall Street's regulatory agency.-'. ,. LAFF-A-D&Y Quotes in the News By United Press International LONDON— Photographer Harrison Marks, explaining that public fancy is turning from busty beauties of the'Marilyn Monroe 'variety' to , girls with good all- round -.proportions:: • "The bust ..doesn't have the old allure any more. The attention'of the onlooker is apt to wander these days to hips, paunch, knees or ankles." EL PASO, Tex. — Jolin Cofer, ' a lawyer- for Billie Sol Estes, claiming that President Kennedy, Atty. Gen. Robert Kennedy and the press have convicted his client before he has been tried: "This case has. never b..een. equalled in all the history of jur- ,isprudence." BEKJLIN — West Berlin Mayor Willy Brandt, on orders that West .German police return Communist gunfire from across the Berlin wall: •• -.'. • "We cannot .tell our police o.ffi- '• cials: If someone shoots at you, , stay calm or wave a handkerchief.' ',' ".•-.'''' LONDON — Wendy Edwards, 22, on discovering that her fiance, who is studying in Moscow,'will marry a Russian divorcee: "I was shattered when I read about it in the papers; I had no idea he would, act so rashly or quickly." i- - Reviews Of TV Shows Thursday Evening, June 21,1962. By RICK DU BROJV ' HOLLYWOOD (UPI) - I don't • know about you, fellas, but I've just about had ray fill of television's* obsession - with' dramas about mental cases. I really don't care much any more about what labors go into such works, or even'if they are fairly com pet e n t efforts like Wednesday might's CBS drama, ''The First.Day," with prize-winning actress; Margaret, Leighton, prize-winning--actor Ralph Bella-' my, prize-winning actress Mildred Dunnpck, 'and Kevin McCarthy, a prize-winner. 'Between the flood of depressing psycho dramas that revealingly emanate from New York, and Hollywood's pitch that American families live in a sugar plum world like Disneyand, it is a .pretty cockeyed picture of this country that Video .paints. Wednesday nighf, in the Roger 0. Hirson pay, Miss _ Leighton portrayed a teacher who tries to resume her work and family life after three months in a mental institution. Her problem is that neither her father (Bellamy) nor 'h«r upright fiance (McCarthy) nor her school principal (Miss Dunnoek) feel she is ready to resume, Breaks Ties They want her to wait until she is the way she was before. But she is wise enough to realize that she wound up in the institution precisely because of the way she lived before — a sensitive soul among insensitive companions. Finally, denied the right to .teach the children she loves, she gets a job in a school 300 miles 1 away and breaks her unsatisfactory ties. The play properly made the usual plea to give former mental patients a chance; but since this is the point of most such dramas, it was trapped into a position '.if being unable to be original. Quiet, Gentle Story On the other hand, it was a quiet and gentle story, which is a tone always welcome on television — and was an achievement for Hirson and director Tom Donovan. And there were excellent portrayals by Miss Leighlon and McCarthy as her unsophisticated banker beau who just wants her to be "normal" again. If, by the; way, you think the psycho dramas, along with boorish "Ben Casey" and All-American "Dr. Kildare" gave television 'a medical air in the past, you haven't, seen anything yet. Next season there'll be so many medical series your home will feel Jike a hospital ward. v Blame the ladies. If they couldn't talk about their operations, half of them would be speechless, according to informed sources, And have you ever,, known one who didn't get goo-goo eyes over a handsome doctor? You'll be lucky if the old lady knows you are 'around next year. Good old, television. The Channel Swim: Bill (Jose Jiminez) Dana is planning his own television series ... Desi Arnaz wants to star Lucille Ball in six spectaculars the season after next ... Sophia Loren guests Monday on NBC-TV's "Tonight"' show; .Terry Lewis is the host. Arthur Godfrey appears on CBS-TV's "I've Got A Secret" July 2 ... Lome Greene, star of "Bonanza," is a guest panelist pn NBC-TV's "Your First Impression" the week of July 2 .. , Don Knotts, of CBS- TVs'Andy Griffith Show, will star in a movie, "Mr.. Limpet." Will Wilson, Texas attorney general, discussas the Billie Sol Estes case July 1 on ABC-TV's "Issues And Answers"-... /'Focus On America," a grass-roots series on documentaries by lo ; cal stations, returns, to ABC-TV July 11 after a successful run last summer. '•', NAMES AMBASSADOR " .WASHINGTON (UPI) - President Kennedy Wednesday named Charles E. Rhctts, a Washington attorney, as American ambassador to Liberia. Rhetts will succeed Elbert G. Matthews,' who has been reassigned to a State Department post here. Rhetts is a, native of Columbus; Ohio, and' was an unsuccessful Democratic congressional candidate in 1958. SPYING BARRISTER LONDON (UPI)>, Jean .Justice; 31, admitted Wednesday that: he donned robes and'posed as a barrister to -enter/ the old Bailey courtroom to get a good seat for a spy trial. PHAROS-TRIBUNE OKh* *«**"•« Sywftate, Int. 1W2. World rlchbiwaerwt . I knew it! I knew it! They've got my wife cooking here. Dully (except Saturday* and Holiday* ) 40e per week dully and •nnitaj by carrier, »20.SO per. year In the city ol Losnniiport »l>° »er week' by carrier ontMlde of Loffannport. By ntnll on rural rnnten la CaM, Carroll, White, Palankl, Pnlton and Miami conatle*, »12,OB per yean ontnlde trading area and wltaln Indiana. $14,00 pet Jenn out.lde Indiana, W8.0O per year, ft.ll nail .ub.crlptlon. payable In adTaace. No mall «ofc»crlptlon» iold where carrier eerrlce !• main* talaed. . " • ' > ' Paaroi *««»blUh«* -atSffite^ •liiSHHii K*P«ter e»tabll«ae« 1844 owb|pi> tsSBS^s i»8» Jonrnnl entabllihed ^"TO.-"- Vrlbnne eitabllllied 184* 1116 114 1**T ft*nbll«hed dally except natarday and holiday? n ? Pharol-Trlbna.* Co., lac. 617 Bait Broadway, IiocaMport, Indian*. Batexed aa »eerad *!»» aiatter »t tha •*•* >(Ilea at, I,o*wup«Tt, !••„ ndn tha act at March 3, 1ST*. ' ^ - ' ' • •RMBBKi AUDIT BUREAU Or CIRCULATION! AITD UNITED PRBSI IHTBl»NATIOKAi l>HAB.O«-TIliaCjnD Natleaal DREW PEARSON Merry-Go-Round SAN FRANCISCO, — Walking along the catwalk around Alcatraz, I noticed a prisoner working alongside the incinerator look up and wave at Fred Wilkinson, Assistant Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. "That's George McCoy," explained Wilkinson. "We 'transferred him here after he killed Remington at Lewisburg." Wilkinson referred to William Remington, the former Communist official in (he Commerce Department, who was murdered in his cell by McCoy and two other prisoners at the Lewisburg Penitentiary. McCoy is one of the original feuding McCoys of Ken- lucky, and still thinks he did a patriotic service in killing Remington. Director Wilkinson once served as warden at Lewisburg, and 0. G. Blackwell, now warden at Alcatraz, was his assistant. They have grown up in the Federal Prison System, seem undiscouraged by the difficult sometimes hopeless job of reforming men, of making hardened criminals realize that there is a better way of life. Their chief, James V. Bennett, Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, is one of the'most dedicated men in prison work. Both he and Wilkinson know almost every important criminal in federal penitentiaries, understand their problems both in prison and at home. They can tell you whether a wife is waiting to help encourage a man when he comes home, or whether she has given up and sued for divorce. Wilkinson has worked in so many other prisons that 150 out of the 266 inmates at Alcatraz have served under him. . As we walked around the catwalk, a negro prisoner called up from the exercise pen below. He had held up a bank near Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. "Mr. Wilkinson," he called, "when you gonna transfer me out of here?" "Where do you want to go?" asked the Assistant Director. "Back to Atlanta," was the re- p'y- Another prisoner standing beside him wanted to go to Arizona. "He wants to go to our Florence, Ariz., institution because he comes from Arizona," Wilkinson explained. "We've had a lot of trouble with him, had to transfer him from one place to another. But now he's settling down. He's due to be discharged in a short time, but unfortunately his wife is divorcing him and he won't have much to go back to." The three prisoners stood, f in Navy peajackets, in the cold wind which swept over San Francisco Bay. There weren't enough prisoners off duty from the workshops to get up a handball game and they stood looking off at (lie skyscrapers of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, and all the unattainable joys of life that lay beyond. Skeptical Grandchildren George E. Johnson, a vigorous American who was born on (he Greek Islands just off the Turkisli Coast, has become one of the leading citizens of Sacramenlo. Us top leaders pay tribute In his contributions to the community. But some of its junior citizens are skeptical. The other day his grandchildren approached him on this subject, "Papti," they said, Papu being Greek for grandfather, "we have told the children at school that you have a photo of President Kennedy signed by the President, but they won't believe us. Will you let us take your photograph of President Kennedy to school?" "A photograph of the President should not be handed around • among people," replied Papu Johnson, "but you can bring them here and show it to them." About that lime, President Kennedy punctuated his friendship for Johnson by .inviting him to a state luncheon in honor of Archbishop Makarios, president of Cyprus, who now governs another Greek island of:! the coast of Tun. key. Alcatraz-Go-Hound When you have been on Alcatraz you can undersland the accuracy and poignancy of the new motion picture, "Reprieve," Millard Kaufmann's gripping story of a prisoner in the death cell who at (he last minute is reprieved . . . The toughest criminals of the USA are not foreign born, but white Anglo-Americans. Out of the 266 Alcatraz inmates, 175 are Anglos, 75 Negro, two Chinese-Japanese, three Indian, ten Mexican, and one Puertc Rican. The Japanese, according to pen authorities, almost new commit violent crimes. The toughest criminals are native midweslerners. The criminal "circuit" used to extend from Kansas City to St. Paul, right throjgh middle America ... It takiis 160 prison personnel to handtj the 266 inmates of Alcatraz, an illustration of the fact that crime doesn't pay, eith- • er for the criminal or for the taxpayer who has to support him . . . Prison personml are part of the Civil Service System, especially trained for the work. But it's difficult to hire prison guards. Government pay is low compared with high wages in San Francisco, and the work is ir dined to be depressing. Inmates at Alcalraz, as in most prisons, pass through a metal- detection machine which can even delect metallic foil in a cigarette pack. Inmates must have cigarettes packed in nonmctallic paper, also wooden belt buckles and wooden supports in their shoes. .. The average sentence for Alcatraz prisoners is 25 years, but their average stay on the rock is five years. \Vhen the improve they can go back to other institutions. Most prevalent crimes for which they are sentenced are bank robbery, kidnapping, and narcotics . . , Average 'age of prisoners is 34 ... Their average IQ is 100 ... The library at Alcatraz is more in demand than almost any other in the USA. Prisoners go in for heavy reading— especially philosophy and sociology. They can take extension courses courtesy of the University of Californ a. Penn State University, and the International Correspondence School. Though heavy weights are available in the exercise p<m, prisoners have not used them us weapons against each other. They seem to respect the importance of keeping their exercise pen free from any violence. Almanac By United Press Internationa) Today is Thursday, June 21, the 172nd day of the year- with 193 to follow. The morning stars arc Jupiter, Mars and Saturn, The evening star is Venus. On this day in history: -In 1788, thei U.S. Constitution became effective as the ninth state ratified ;t, A thought lor the day: Th« Spanish writer, Miguel. Cervantes, said: "That IE the natural way of women — !o scorn the o n e that loves therri, and love the one that hales them." Public Forum The Pharos-Tribune invites views of its leaders. Each letter should not exceed 300 words and must bn signed by the writer with mldress. A request to use initiali!, and not the full name, will mii be honored. Address letters to: Public Forum, Pliaros-l'ribune, Logansport, Ltd. HUBERT © Kins FenturM Syndicate,.Inc.. KK2. World right* rr.sorvcA <•" "I got tired of having the garage wall repaired, so I had it reinforced."

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