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The Pharos-Tribune Editorial Comment. FROM OTHER PAPERS— Crime Case Publicity Twice recently, the federal courts have struck down representations made to them that pre-trial publicity in criminal cases prevented defendants receiving fair trials. The Supreme Court, in sustaining the grand larceny conviction of Pave Beck, former teamsters union president, turned down Beck's <plea that ''a maelstrom of publicity savagely hostile" to him prevented his getting fair treatment either from the grand jury or the trial jury in" the Washington state -courts. • Mr. Justice Clark, in his opinion for the 4-to-3 majority upholding Beck's conviction, declared: "We cannot say the pre-trial publicity was so intensive and extensive pr the examination of the'entire panel (of prospective jurors) reveals such .prejudice 1 that a court could not believe the answers of the' jurors and would be compelled to find bias . . . as a matter of law." In Federal District Court in Ne'w York, Judge Edward Weinfeld, in the case of State Supreme Court Justice J. Vincent Keogh and two other persons charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice, declared that no defendant is prevented from receiving a fair trial because of pre-trial publicity. In making his decision, Judge Weinfeld said: "Publicity, in and of itself, does not foreclose^ a fair trial. The courts do not function in a vacuum and jurors are not required to be totally ignorant of what goes on about them. We live in a world of reality." Crimes are offenses against the public. Certainly, when charges are .made that a crime has been c6mmit- ted, the public is entitled to know about it in some detail. The publicity in itself likely may prove of benefit to the persons accused, since it often brings details to light which may be useful in their defense as well as details which may be used in support of the charges. Arrests, arraignments, and the whole process of criminal procedure are vital to public protection as well. as being of public interest. As Judge Weinfeld so aptly said: "We do not .live in a vacuum." (Columbus, Ohio, Dispatch) .MONSTER OF LOCH NESS Vaccine Stockpile: As the summer polio season approaches, community health departments/ are assured of quick aid in case of an epidemic. The U. S. Public Health Service has a polio vaccine stockpile for use in the study and control of epidemics. It consists of 1,500,000 doses of each of the three types of oral vaccine, which is administered either in syrup form or as a candy. Children should prefer that to injections. Highway Death Rate: Deaths on the highways are still a blot on the nation, but there are some facts for comfort. In the last 15 years, the rate per 100 million vehicle miles has been cut in half to 5.3 deaths. Registration' has increased almost 2% times to almost 74 million cars and licensed drivers have risen to over 90 million. For the miles traveled, cars driven and operators on the road, the rate is .steadily improving but the high fatalities obscure this fact. In the Past One Year Ago OK 3-year bridge tax levy . . . Approved after public hearing. Cass county commissioners,-let contract for new road roller to cost $5,502. 40 of White county's Memorial hospital staff held their annual picnic at the Lake Freeman home of Dr. and Mrs. J. C. Carney. Ten Years Ago Seventeen Logansport boys left for a week at the Elks camp. . Council asked to OK $40;312 in extra funds . . . County officials to hold 2-day meeting to approve money for Memorial hospital park. Truman tells sheriff he'll not run again ... President talks half-hour with Sheriff and Mrs. Claude Berkshire. . Twenty Years Ago Members of the Better Logansport Bureau voted unanimously to change the name of the organization to that of the Logansport Chamber of Commerce, Inc. A daughter was born in Cass county hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Everett Laymon, rural route 1. Charles R. Norris of Logansport was com• missioned a second lieutenant in the U. S. Marine Corps at Quantico. Va. Fifty Years Ago Bingling Brothers Circus will probably be the only big tent show to visit Logansport this summer. ..'.'": A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Million of Crooked, Creek. Miss Alma La Neve Webber was married to Walter Pleasants McCrea. They were to reside north of Logansport. WALTER WINCH ELL Broadway and Elsewhere The Stnristocracy: Richard Kod- gcrs and his No. 1 ticket-seller, Mary Martin, hit-chatting at 4 Seasons . .. Rudy Vallee tootling a few ditties for the "How to Suc- ceed'' cast backstage — demonstrating that old sax-appeal . . . Dina Merrill, the heiresstocrat, making her attractive elcgan- trance into The Embers . . . Peter Lorre (of "Poe's Tales oM'er- ror")strolling along Broodway... Bobo Rockefeller calling out loud like all mommys alter her son — haH-a-block ahead:. "Woody! Wait for mother!" . . . The Jason Robards, Jrs., shepherding their flock to a matinee-screening of "Hatari!" . . . Piper Laurie, Linda Christian and Dorothy Lamour at the Arlene Dahl Latin Quarter premiere. before Mr. and Mrs. America and their beautiful kids in their prom finery. Sallies in Our Alley: Warner's producer Brynie Foy convulsed some of us with the one about the whoopsy actor" who was injured seriously in a motor car aeci- drunc. They rushed him (uncon- scions) to the hosp . . . When he came to—and saw two nurses hovering over him — he gurgled: "May I see my baby now?" . . . Mickey wouldn't be broke if he had saved for a Hooney Day. In an effort to acquaint prospective investors with the operations of the stock market, the New York Stock Exchange presented a one-day circus on the sidewalks of Wall Street. At the entrance to the circus grounds was the exhibit entitled "Ups.and Downs of the Market," presided over by John W. Dayton Jr. of Clark Dodge Co., the head barker, who was in charge of ten scantily clad dancing girls each of whom had the name of a stock printed on her hips ... As the girls undulated methodically, Dayton explained to the wide-eyed on lookers: "Folks, this is the way the stock in which you invest fluctu-. ates. You'll notice that it goes down and then it goes up—and very seldom does it stand still. As you can see by looking at the girls,, the stock market is the old skin game with a new twist." Blyth & Co. billboards: "If you bought stocks ,we recommended in 1957—you are now • five years older!" First Night: Sheilah MacRae and mate Gordon, once an NBC page-boy (during the l(i years with our favorite sponsor delighted the tv-and-movie-elite at The Cocoanut Grove . . . Mrs. MacRae's first-rate mimicry of Jackie Kennedy and Lizzie Taylor are Big-Time bits ... A lusty laff - getter! "Jackie's" blahzay greeting to the President: "Oh, it's YOOO!" . . . Another howl: When the Prez says to Jackie: "When did YOOO get back?" and she cautions: "Be careful-^-we're on television!". . . . Sheilah's "Liz" is devastating . . . Replying to Gordon's query: "How did you enjoy The Appian Way?" "-Liz" yawns: "I didn't know there WAS an Appian WAYI" . . . . . When MacRae got over his stage- fright his thrushing was ear-perfume . . ..How can a song star, who seems so professional on so many ' small-time tv programs, freeze before a packed house of show-biz intimates? , . . They over better the 2nd night — Memos of a Fugitive From Broadway: Jane Kcan (on her way back up the stainvay-to-the- stars via Merrick's "Carnival" starting July i.l6th) will soon introduce Julie Styne's and Bob Merrill's newest torchant "Winter is Warm." Janey reports: "One of the most beautiful songs I ever sang—it makes me cry." It will be heard on the upcoming tv special "Magoo's Christmas Carol." Hullo, Girl! . . . Author of bestseller "The Guns of August" (Barbara Tuchman) and her man have the Apartache. (Career versus Housefrau troubles?) ... . Bruce Cabot (he's taking twist lessons at A. Murray's H'wood) is dating socialite Ruth Henderson . . . Remember Betty Allen (a B'way lark), who once understudied Ethel Merman? Betty re* ccntly became a widow—inheriting a fortune. He was industrialist Walter Gebhard . . , "Winchell's America" (Public Affairs Press, Washington) goes to press soon for a Summer date. Chuckles in The News By United Press International BEEF HANDLER PROVIDENCE* R. I. CUPI) — Robert S. Hayes, 62, is a man who specializes in one type of work. He recently retired after !51 years in a job where he answered any beef that came into the New England Telephone Co. Thursday he started a new job as boss of a farm in Wooster, Ohio where he still will handle beef — this time on the hoof. The farm has a herd of white-faced Herefords. TRIES CON JOB NEW YORK (UBI) — The Irish International Airlines office here has received a letter from someone who read about its "spontaneous" group lours to Ireland. "Please rush brochure. Trip, long overdue," said the letter from an inmate of Los Angeles County jail. CAME TO LIFE MBRANO, Italy -CUPI) - Rescuers were jolted when three motionless figures in a wrecked car sat up and yawned. iPeter Pivonka, 23, of Innsbruck explained that he and his tourist companions decided to nap until daylight after their car left a road and crashed into the dried up river bed during the night. Quotes in the News MIAMI BEACH - Mrs. Frank Morse, an official of the Miss Universe contest, who is looking for yirtuous single men to act as escorts for contestants: "I'have been told of married men acting as escorts and of experiences that were not happy ones." KEARNY, N,J. - U.S. Marshal Leo A. Mault, after burying COO cases of rotten eggs seized by the Food and Drug- Administration: "Mission accomplished. My, that stench was severe." LAFF-A-DfcY LONDON — Robert Jenkins, a member of Parliament and amateur phrenologist -who spends some of his time studying , the bumps on 'his colleagues' heads: "You can' say that the brain- of the average member of. Parliament "is. no better than that of .the average voter," BONN - Secretary of S, t a t e Dean Rusk, in an after - dinner toast to West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer: • "It is very rare for ;a person . in public or private life to be .privileged to do business-with an authentic historical -. figure. Lots, of things are going, to be put down in the history books in bold letters bearing Adenauer's name." Reviews Of TV Shows By RICK DU BROW HOLLYWOOD OJ'PI), — NBC- TV's "Tonight" show faces, on Monday, its toughest test since Jack Paar left: ' The nightly competition of Steve Allen in a new, syndicated, 90-minule entertainment program from Hollywood. . It is no mere coincidence that "Tonight," which.will be taken over by Johnny Carson in October, has lined up its biggest name guest host — Jerry Lewis — to oppose Allen next week from New York. Or that Lewis has lined up Sophia Loran as a Monday guest. Although Allen's show, distrib. uled by the Westinghouse Broadcasting Co., will be seen at present over 21 stations as opposed to NBC's vast number, he is con-- sidered a formidable foe, and his outlets in key cities are steadily increasing. Will Break Ratings .Lewis undoubtedly will break all kinds of ratings records, but this "Tonight" viewer thinks He will be hard-pressed to match the delightful tone set by this week's surprising resident host, singer Steve Lawrence — an old A11 e n protege. Lawrence proved -again it is not the presence of a tremendous star that gives "Tonight" the easy, informal lilt that makes for pleasant late-night' viewing. Some big names have proven that. Examples: Bob Cummings, as host, was downright embarrassing with his gushing and fussinass, not to mention his lack of scope. And Art Linkeletter, though amiable, simply presented the air of a Boy. Scout troop .leader who has wandered by mistake into the Peppermint Lounge. The times I have seen Lawrence this week, he has been very nearly perfect. Gracious and relaxed, he was one of t h e rare hosts with tthe good manners not tt, interrupt his guests, yet he never- lost control of the show. 'And he handled the commercials with a minimum of effort. On one night, when his group included Hugh Downs, comedian Phil Foster, Kaye Ballard, mimic Frank Gorshin and singer Jennie Smith, this viewer got the feeling he was watching a private clambake held by some very nice people — and that's what "Tonight" is really all about. Imitated Jack Leonard In addition to a charming talk- and-sing sequence with Stephen Sondheim, lyricist of "West Side Story," pianist Skitch Henderson and Miss Smith (who is magnificent to look at as well as hear), Lawrence did a first-class imitation of Jack E.. Leonard, the fat comedian. It seems Leonard once asked him how much he weighed. "160," said Lawrence. "I : had more than that for breakfast," replied fat Jack. As for the other hosts: Joey Bishop was pleasant but his humor was a little too local; Jack Carter and Jan Murray were often funny, but also overbearing and ill-mannered, interrupting the guests and constantly leaving sentences dangling; Soupy Sales just wasn't up to it, and Merv Griffin pleased NBC so much he's getting a daytime variety show. Last week, it was sad to see the lightning mind of Mort S a h 1 either unable,, or unwilling, fo come to terms with the fact that he was not performing for his "in-group." Non-theatre talk is a relief. But it is not pleasant to feel a performer is looking down at his audience. The Channel Swim: 'James Mason and Carol Chanr.ing guest Tuesday on CBS-TV's "Pass- Word" ... Pat Boons visits Dick , Clark's ABC-TV show Thursday ... Jan Sterling will be a panelist on NBC-TV's "Your First Impression" ' for five days in mid- July. The first trans • Atlantic live television program is planned for next month, to be-carried by the three American networks and European broadcasters ... Gloria Swanson guests on CBS - TV's "Calendar" Tuesday, and Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson appears on Thursday. Cara Williams, of CBS-TV's defunct "'Pete and Gladys" series, is reported set as Danny Kaye's co-star in a movie, "The Man From The Diners' Club" ... Even as repeats, NBC-TV's Saturday night movies are pulling down topflight ratings. Friday Evening, June 22,19«Z. PHAROS-TRIBUNE Dully (except Saturdaya ana Holiday.) «0o rer week dally »»"> limna? by carrier, fZOSO per ; year In tlie city of Jjosnmport 40O per neck by carrier ontnlde of Locanopnrt. By mall OB rural ronte* IB Oau, Carroll, White, Palimkl, Fnlton and Miami coaatlm, ll-.DO per jrearl ontilde trading area and within Indiana. 914.M »«» Ttnri ontirlae Indiana,. »18.0O per rear, til nail •nbierl»tlMu parable la aaraace. Ho mall •nb«cript1on> >old when carrier mtrrlv* Im »a!m- • lalaed. . . ' • • • . Paaroo (ntabllihed Journal e»tabll»ke< Kill H«»ort*r «tabU»he< Trlbnn* entatllikrl MNW DREW PEARSON Merry-Go-Round (Editor's Jfote — While Drew Pearson is in the far west, his column is written by his associate, Jack Anderson.) WASHINGTON.-Alabama Congressman Frank Boykin, ; who proclaimed his love for all mankind but discovered the voters no longer feel the same about him, will return to Mobile with a 27-year accumulation of political mementoes, rattlesnake skins, stuffed deer heads, and assorted shooting irons (not to mention a gargantuan German Cuckoo Clock and an egg from an extinct bird called the Great Auk). He will also bring home a multimillion-dollar bank book, which he fattened with shrewdi business deals while he was taking his four-square stand for love. He became famous in Congress for his motto, "Everything is made for love," which he pasted in his hat brims, hung on his walls, and preached to everyone who came within backslapping distance of him. But the Justice Department, like the voters who retired him to his 17,000-acre Alabama Hunting Preserve, doesn't entirely recipri. cate his tender sentiments. At least two grand juries have been asking awkward questions about his dealings with a Maryland Savings and Loan Association. Land Peal The company, First Continental Savings and Loan, helped to finance the sale of 13,000 acres of choice, Boykin-owned land in Maryland and Virginia. It was a complex deal involving various firms controlled by the Boykin family and First Continental's attorney, W. L. Robinson. But one fact stands out: Boykin made a whopping profit on the deal. Whether out of love or gratitude, he used his very considerable energy to help First Continental's promoter, Kenneth Edlin, who had come under federal fire. In this endeavor, Boykin was joined by another Democratic Congressman, Maryland's soulful Tom Johnson, who has done willing work for his constituents but who apparently did too much for Edlin. Boykin and Johnson now disagree over who got the other into the savings and loan soup. Boykin claimed to this column that Johnson had brought the Edlin- Robinson crowd to him. But Johnson insisted it was the other way around; he had been so overwhelmed by Boykin's bonhommie, he said-, that he had gone along innocently with their schemes. As early as June, 1960, Johnson delivered a speech on the House Floor promoting Edlin's savings- and-loan interests. Three months later, Johnson started collecting S200 monthly payments from Edlin's attorney, the aforementioned Robinson. These payments, he explains, were legal fees. Later, the payments began to come from two Robinson-controlled firms, Charles County and Leisure City Land Companies, which also bought into the 13,000- acre tract from the Boykin family. Wire Pulling In the Spring of 1961, Boykin and Johnson called upon Attorney General Robert Kennedy in Edlin's behalf. The savings-and- loan promoter had become the subject of a federal investigation and couldn't get FHA approval for housing loans. The two congressmen asked Kennedy to take the federal curse off Edlin. Instead, Kennedy later authorized an investigation of Boykin and Johnson. Shortly after the call upon the Attorney General, First Continental signed a 12-mon'lh lease to rent an office from Johnson in Snow Hill, Md. This added another $200 a. month to his income, although the lease was terminated at the end of four months. Altogether, Johnson collected a grand total of $19,200 from the Edlin-Robinson interests. Boykin refused to say how much he. cleared on (he land sale. Both Democratic congressmen voluntarily appeared before a Rockville, .Md., grand jury which politely thank'til them for their testimony and accused them of no wrongdoing. Another granj jury in Baltimore is also asking questions. It.'s enough, Boykiri implied, to make him doubt hiti own motto about love. Note — It .is not illegal for a congressman lo accept a legal retainer if it: is not in a case against the federal government. With uncon sealed Republican relish, South Dakota Sen. Karl Mundt has been issuing pious pronouncement about Billie Sol Esles and 'tiie farm storage scandals. The bland, Iwnign Mundt, who resembles an accidental Buddha, has spoken diirkly of politicians who poke lhi>|r noses into the nation's grain bins. Evidences Ins now turned up that Mundt indeed knows what he is talking about. Retrieved from forgotten files is a letter Mundt wrote "to the Agriculture Department on Sept. 1, 1959, insisting that mtirc grain should be stored in an .elevator owned by one of his campaign contributors. The contributor, Omer Appelwick of Madiiion, S.D., had built a new grain iilevator that would hold 147,000 bushels. But all the government hid deigned to dump in it was a inere 25,000 bushels, hardly enough business to keep up (he mortgage payments. At this point, Mundt brought his senatorial influence to bear upon the Agriculture Department. In a letter addressed to Clarence Palmby, then Associate Commodity Siabilizal;on Administrator, Mundt claimed the government had made a "jommitment" to fill Appelwick's now bin at the prevailing storage rates. Both A-ppehiick and a government spokesman now agree this statement wasi an exaggeration — typical perhaps of politicians who poke their nows into the Nation's grain bins. Note — Appjlwick, who is still having trouble keeping his grain elevators fille;, acknowledged to this column that he had contributed to fund-raising affairs for Mundt before 1959, Appelwick also donated another $100 to the Senator's 1960 campaign. Almanac Today is Friday, June 22, the 173rd day of the year with 192 to follow. The moon is approaching its last quarter. The morning stars are Jupiter, Mars and Sa:urn. The evening star is Venus. On this day in hislory : In 1874, I,V. Andrew Taylor Sill, of Macon, Mo., founded the science of osleopathy. . In 1940, Fiance fell to Adolf Hitler, who Jivaded Russia exactly one year later. In 1942, tin! U. S. Post Office sent its first filmed "V Mail" to its soldiers i: England. A thought for the day: The Engljsh autbtir, Geoffrey Chaucer, said: "Hi; makes most speed who can his lime abide." Public Forum The Pharos-Tribune invites views of its, readers. Each letter should not exceed 300 words and must be signed by the writer with address. 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