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Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, June 24, 1962
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PAGE FOUR THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPORT. INDIANA SUNDAY, JUNE M, list Editorial Cable TV: Who's Looking Out for Public's Interest? The recent action of the city council proposing to grant an exclusive franchise to the Jerrold Corp. to install and operate a cable TV system for the Logansport area is one which does not serve the public interest and also appears beyond logical explanation even by the councilmen themselves. If, as some of the councilmen state, they were "committed"-to Jerrold, what right does a public official have to commit himself to such a deal without first making every possible effort to explore the situation fully and thoroughly to obtain the best possible contract for Logansport? If, as one councilman said, the council awarded Jerrold the franchise because Jerrold was the 'first' or the only one to furnish specific information in response to a letter sent to all three applicants, why did the council even try to deal in this manner? Why was not the whole proposition put up for firm .competitive bids in the same manner as all other city business is conducted? There are far too many questions which remain unanswered—questions which seriously affect the public interest. Why is the city council so ready to lose for Logansport, which is sadly in need of added revenue, the 2% of the gross receipts which H & B system is offering to pay in addition to all other fees? (The city of Peru recently granted a franchise to Telesystem which gives them 3% of the gross in addition to pole rental and other fees). Why was the council in so much of a hurry to close the deal with Jerrold and make the commitment to Jerrold? Why has Jerrold now suddenly come down from its "maximum" hook-on fee of $50.00 to its present offer of $18.50 for hook-on, when the council had already made a commitment to give Jerrold the franchise at the $50 hook-on charge? Why has the council persistently refused to seriously consider the far better offers of the other two competing applicants? Why should the city of Logansport be saddled for 25 years with a bad deal, one which is far less lucrative to the city than that offered by a competing applicant? Who is looking out for the public interest? And we are equally disturbed at Mayor Neumann's comment that the "right to award a franchise rests with the council. It doesn't involve me." There is a considerable amount of legal opinion and moral consideration which would differ with the mayor sharply. Much of the law would indicate that the whole responsibility rests with the mayor's board of works, and not with the council at all. Even if the council awards the . franchise, the board of works must make and approve the agreement for pole rental, and other facets of the operation. The mayor's board of works has full power to approve or veto the whole deal. And it is the mayor's responsibility, as it should have been the council's, to see to it that only the very best possible contract is made for the city. The city can use cable TV to its advantage. We do not want it or need it on the unsatisfactory basis the council wants to take it. 25 years is far too long to be saddled with this bad deal. The proposal as presently constituted should be junked, and the whole thing brought out into the open for public, competitive sealed bidding on a businesslike basis which has as its primary consideration the interest of the people. CARNIVAL "Now be sure and get them to bed while you still have the strength!" GEORGE E. SOKOLSKY When I read a paragraph such as this I find myself shocked and surprised: ."THERE IS NO sense in yearning for a long-dead world o( large homes in which generations lived under one roof, in which American women had not yet entered business and industry, and devoted themselves to housework and care of the aged. If we returned to that world, then the doctors would have to return to the era of dedicated doctors who cared for the aged in their homes via house calls at modest Sees. Not one doctor would sacrifice his big fat income in the modern world for the life of the old- fashioned doctor to whom human lives were more important than money ..." My own experience forces me to come to the defense of the medical profession. I live and, to the surprise of some, write my copy seven days a week and do many other chores, because doctors have kept me alive. I have had such illnesses as meant cer- lain dealh a few years ago; as a result of medication, operations,blood transfusions and constant care, I have .doubled my working .time. May I say that t feel about 20 years younger than 20 years ago. I know that only a few years back, anyone with my combination of illnesses, died. THAT I LIVE is due to a large number of. causes, the most important of which is' research 'in the functions of various parts o£ the body and in blood chemistry. This research costs millions of dollars and thousands of man- hours for which I did not pay. In fact, I could not pay for this preliminary work done in near-by and distant laboratories and on operating tables in thousands of hospitals. "The house call at modest fee" is not an ideal to be sought .for the prolongation of life. Even the common cold, when a cure is found for it, and there is 'not one yet, will be the result of long and heart-breaking research in biochemical and blood laboratories. We need not fewer but more hospitals.' It used to be that appendicitis was a dread disease. The other day, a small boy friend of mine, who had to have his appendix taken out, went into the hospital on a Sunday afternoon; was operated on Monday morning; was up on Tuesday; went home on Thursday; has already forgotten that there had been some pain before the operation. In my childhood, children died of appendicitis or of most internal operations. I KNOW ABOUT my heart doctor who serves 'a free clinic in his hospital, does special work in a veterans hospital and generally is on tap from about 8 to 8 any day. Thei'e is no 40 hour week for him. We use a doctor in the: country where we have a farm. He is 'a darn good general practitioner, the kind who makes house calls, doing about 100 miles of driving every summer day. The nearest hospital is about 18 miles from his house and if there is no other way, he drives ;a patient to the hospital. During many winters, he goes to nearby universities 'for a refresher course. I regard him as an heroic character, not only because of the work he does for pay, but for the work he does for nothing. I know a good deal about his finances—fat fees, your grandmother's whiskers! i I WAS TALKING to a driver the other day who told me about a relation of his who was in difficulties with arthritis. When he told me the name of the doctor. I re- • called how a small boy suffered a dislocation of his apex during a tonsillectomy. You have seen men and women who are crippled for life because their heads are twisted and lean on one shoulder. They cannot stand upright and they live miserably forever. What is it worth to save a child from that? Well, a doctor did it. He was a stranger. He was about to .go to Europe on his vacation. The parents knew that the child was in :langer of choking. because of the josition of his head in relation .0 the respiratory organs. The doctor was famous for this spe- . cialty. He postponed the vacation. That child is now a man who has a brilliant career. THE SUNDAY PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS Published eacli Sunday 'by the Pharos-Tribune and Press, 617'BJ. Broadway. , Loeansport, Indiana. .Entered as- second class mall at the Postofliqe at Loeansport, Indiana, under the act of March s 1878. , The Pharos.-TrVDuno-est.' IS<M The Press-eat. 1'92L The Sunday Pharos-Tribune & Logansport Press. lOo per copy Sunday. The Pharos-Tribune Eve- nine & Sunday lOc per weelc &< the Loganspbrt Press morning & Sunday 40c per week by carrier In Logansport and -outside Log-anspprt. By mail > on rural routes -th Cass; Carroll, -Pulton; Pulaski, Miami & White counties, each paper $12.00 per year; all other counties in Indiana $14.00 per- year. Outside Indiana 518.00 por year. All mall subscriptions payable in advance. No mail subscriptions sold where- ever carrier service IB maintained. Inland Newspaper- Representative* 108 114 National Advertising Representative* WALTER WINCH ELL "We 7 !! Send Prints to Everybody" ON BROADWAY From a New York City sports page column: "Baseball is chic in L.A. this season and Bclinsky is positively chi-chi. 'He has been adopted by the speedy WW set and molded into a Hollywood status symbol, 'I really like Walter,' Beluisky said in L. A. the other day. 'He's sharp. I like sharp people. I figure if I hang out with them some of it will rub off on me. He's my kind of people . . . I know it's my no-hitler game. II Waller wants to sell me down the river, ok. It's his perogativc. That's the way life is. Even if he razzes me in the paper a couple of times I'll still shake his hand.' It amuses Bclinsky how carefully he was chosen to become an associate of the columnist. 'For a long time he didn't talk to me. He went around asking everybody about me like the FBI!'" Your source misled you, Mr., even as mine do now and then. I do not need to ask Bo if he said what you say he did. I just know he didn't. ON THE LIGHTER SIDE ;.. ; By DICK WEST WASHINGTON (WPI) - In this day and age, you rarely run across anyone who has anything good to say about the human nose. By and large, we have come to regard the nose as an unlovely instrument, mostly large. Furthermore, the word "smell" has for most of us an unpleasant connotation. This is what makes Dr. James W. Johnston, associate professor of physiology at the Georgetown University School of Medicine, such an unusual man. For the past several years, Dr. Johnston ,has been making a study of the human sense of smell, and he is pro-nose all the way. Any disparagement of the olfactory organ, is to Dr. Johnston deplorable, for he is convinced that the nose ,is a wonderful piece of machinery. Talked With Doctor I had a nasal type chat with the good doctor at the opening of an exhibit set up here by Schenley Industries. The exhibit is called "Scent-A-Bama," otherwise known as the "whiffskey lest." The purpose of the demonstration is to show how aging improves the smell of whisky, and how the smell, in turn, improves the taste. Somehow I got the impression that Schenley is in the whisky business. • Personally, I am inclined to Ihink that the effect of the aging process on whisky is not as important as the' effect of whisky, on the aging process of whisky drinkers. But we needn't get into that. Back to Dr. Johnslon. He and I fell into a discussion as to why' smelling is less popular than the other four senses. Dr. Johnston said it was because most people don't smell well. It is wrong, however, to hold the nose responsible for this. We have only ourselves to blame. Nose More Sensitive According to Dr. Johnston, the olfactory organ actually is more sensitive than the human eye. If it seems dull and lifeless, it is because we abuse and neglect it. We constantly exercise our DREW PEARSON SACRAMENTO-Richard Nixon has been going through his fcam- paign for governor of California like Maria Callas, the famed Met soprano, on the Sioux City opera circuit. He knows his lines. He usually sings them well. But after the big-time music in Washington he doesn't seem to relish the orchestras in Fresno and Stockton. His heart isn't in it. The truth is that Nixon was pressured into running for governor of California against his better judgment. Close • friends say he would much rather have waited to run for the . Senate against Democrat Clair Engle in 1964, which probably would have been an easy race and would have given him a national sounding board for another four years before taking another crack at the Presidency in 1968. . But the hardboiled dominators of the Republican party—Bill Miller, the GOP chairman; Barry Goldwater, who has an eye on the White House himself; and Ev Dirksen, the elder statesman from Illinois—told him he had to prove his vote-getting ability on his own, and in' his home state, right away. That was why Dick got into the California race against an able Democratic governor. Pat Brown, who has made 'a good record and has a 1,000,000 Democratic registration edge in his favor. So you can understand why Nixon is listless, is going to Europe in July against the advice of political handlers. Once you've sung on the big-time opera circuit in New York 'and Washington, hit- sight, hearing, touch and taste, while letting our sense, of smell go to pot. Many of us hasten its decline by using our noses as smokestacks. Under such conditions the nose brings us liWle pleasure. We tend to regard it as merely a pedestal for sunglasses, except when we have a bad cold. Then we criticize it for dripping so much. But when properly developed, the sense of smell is a thing of beauty and a joy forever. Mine is a bit clogged at the moment, but as soon as the sinus passages drain I intend, to start a campaign to rehabilitate the nose and restore its good name. Dr. Johnston has convinced, me that smelling can be fun. HUBERT © King Fenturen Syndicate, Inc., 1962. World rights reserved. "—And the lawn needs mowing, and the—Hubert! Are you wearing your ear plugs again?" ting the Hustings in Chico and Colusa is a comedown. California Merry-Go-Round Ex.-Gov. Goodwin Knight is the only Republican on the California horizon who could have beaten Nixon; also,, probably, Goy. Pat Brown. But Goodie is tired, was genuinely ill, now looks on politics with nostalgic memories ... At the reception to let newsmen 'and TV commentators see his new home, Nixon stood in the hallway giving' everyone a cordial greeting, but didn't bother to come in later and mix with his guests. He seemed tired of handshaking . . . Only survivor of (ho French Foreign Legion of 1900-10 now lives in Sacramento—Elber Lewis Kelley,' still actively interested in civic affairs . . . Lou Lurie, the grand old man c( San Francisco, has now got himself in the hotel business. He bought the Mark Hopkins, just across from the Fairmont, owned by his old friend, Ben Swig, They have been competing to see which can give customers the most spectacular view of San Francisco from "Top of the Mark" and trick glass els- valors. Now Swig has got down nearer earth with automatic electric shoesliine machines in his rooms. Louie s'ays he refuses to get pedestrian . . . Both sides in the California governorship race are investigating each other. Nixon forces have hired the very able Dick Hyer, former ace news sleuth .for the San Francisco Chronicle, to probe Pat Brown's friends and brother. A lot of vol- ' unteers are probing Nixon's friends for Brown. Nixon VS. John Birch The big political problem for Dick Nixon is going to be right inside his own Republican party— . namely, the John Birch Society. Nixon took a forthright stand on the John Birchites during his primary race for; Governor, but it cost him some Right—Wing votes. And since then his GOP opponent, Joe Shell, has been very sticky about lining up with Nixon for the November finals. Sometime before those finals, Nixon will be forced to come out one way or the other regarding three Birchite congressmen running on the Republican ticket. California always did go in for political phenomena, and this is more John Birchites running for congress than in any other state in the union. Not all of them agree that President Eisenhower, Nixon's old chief in the White House, was a Communist tool, nor have they spoken out on the contention of John Birch founder Robert Welch that Sen. Robert Haft ..and Sen. -Joe McCarthy were,murdered by diabolical Left-Wing Democrats. However, some of them have been extremely vocal arid devoted followers of Welch and John Birch, especially Rep. John Rousselot, who is running for re-election in Nixon's old district. Opposing him is a very up-and-coming Democrat, Ronald Brooks Cameron of Whiltier, Nixon's home town, who ADD PEARSON SUNDAY . .. has a good chance of beating him. The other John Birch congressman is Edgar Kiestand of the 27th district, who is opposed by Everett G. Burkhalter, a Los Angeles city councilman with a good record. This will be another hot fight in which Nixon will have to stand up and be counted. H. L. Richardson, another John Birchite, is running in a new district, the 29th, against George E. Brown, Jr., a Democratic assemblyman,. who will probably win. .. . All this adds up to trouble for None of what you reported about my association with this talented and amusing kid is troo. No kidding! Ask .the boys who cover the games in L.A. . . . Ask his buddy Bud Furillo, one of the L. A. Herald-Exam's sportspage stars . . . This is how I met Mr. Belinsky. I was weary (after talking almost 23 hours day and night) because some people simply won't stop listening! ... As I got out of a cab at my hotel Ed Lasker, whose daddy A. D. Lasker, chief of the once-famed ad- agency Lord & Thomas was gel- ting into his Rolls with his beautiful wife, formerly known in show biz as Jane Greer. Belinsky sira, The Playboy's the Thing. Bo looked up at (he writers. He gi'inncd: 'You cats must be from AP, UP and ZP, huh?' Then he proudly showed a lele- gram of over 300 words from WW dispatchec'; to boost his morale." From Bid Durslag's syndicated sports pillar: "Winchell parades as a Bro.iclway columnist but is really an Intelligence Officer for the N. Y. Yankees, comniission'd to wreck the Angels' pennant drive . . . When Maris went into a slump iinii Mantle and Arroya were injured, a desperate Yankees managemciiil; hired Winchell . . . Winchell, Angelos suspect, was hired to vririe, dine and take the Angels tfain to the Cocoanut Grove, Ltllue, Chasen's, P, J.'s and such fiUirk mad places as The Peppermint West. This joynt is on Cahucnja, West of H'wood Blvd., wlurei they twist like crazy (including Jim Murray of the L.A. Bugle). Thin late spot, WW assures us, is wilder than the original Peppermint Lounge and any other place in N.Y. When I said 'give me i fiir-instance,' The Bard of Broadvruy retorted: 'Most of the femahis do not wear all their apparel." "Mr. Bernoulli is only 89% accurate." "Where do you think you're going?" Lasker asked, grabbing my best lapill . . . "To bed!" I told him . . . "No, you're not," said Lasker, "You're going with us to meet Bo Belinsky at Paul Caruso's house. He's Bo's lawyer." "Belinsky, who?" we puzzled... "He's the new baseball hero — pitched the only no-hitter this season to dale" ; . . "No thanks, Ed," we begged off, "this is how you get pneumonia. Have you a cup of sleep on you?" Warren 13 town, ace .sports pager for CliiiMigo's American (our Chi Branch:): "Angels' hurler Ken McBride is.' siicli a good pitcher both maiugisr Bill Rigney and co- boss Fred [l;mcy are fearfur WW will hear aibout him, take over his sponsors lip and gel him a bit part in Iliei latest H'wood epic, "Will Smws Spoil Bo Bclin- sky?' " Oh, ynz;i;ii jist jealous, Mr. Brown. HII'SI reaily Bo Swelinsky. But the Laskers and another attractive couple shoved me into his car and that's how I met Bo . . . Ask L.A. photog (Cravens) and Tommy • Thompson who did that piece on Bo and were there when we arrived ... So was Bud Furillo, the guy who did that recent col'm (for my day off) on Belinsky. Furillo, who is Bo's buddy, pal, friend and guide, said: "Bo meet Walter Winchell!" ... To which our Beloved Hero kept sitting on a sofa near a doll and said: "Hello, Mr. Winchell. Are you gonna put me in 'The Untouchables'?" "M.iybe. You oughta be in 'The Untouchables' since the Orioles found you untouchable. You're also unbelievable!" So there you arc, dear man. That's how I met Bo. (Now be a good bore and deadrop.) From a it) torts col'm sent by a reader wh) carelessly tore off the lop where the newspaper's name is: "They can tease the narrator of 'The Uril::uchables' about Bo. W.W. tola" us some fans insult him on Ihti s';.rcel with 'Yankee Go Home! Stsp ruining Bo and the Angels witii. your silly parties. You stink Winchell!' and that Mel's clovriig in the paper about Walter being the Yankees' spy (to wreck the Angels Ball Club) was taken sei'.louiily as fact. He also said: 'Give "be other fellows Pulitzer Prlww. Headliner Awards and Emi::ys. Give me what the Pressbox bwich gave me when the last pul:out ended the final Angels gami't (after 5 wins) (he other nigTt; At least ten baseball writers simultaneously yelled: 'Hey, you cumin' with us to Chicago, KC, Minneapolis and Yankee Stadium? You're good luck!' " From City Editor Aggie Underwood's L. A. Hearst paper: "Kansas City: Reporters swarmed around The Belinsky, who had just saved a victory for his dawn- driving companion Dean Chance. Dean was dazzled by the sterling 3 and two-thirds innings of 1-run, 1-hit relief by The Bo, who stopped the show. Ignored by the TV people was Leon Wagner, whose two homers gave him the American League lead at 18, and were the difference in a 5-3 win. In the Nixon. He will have to take a sland one way or the other on a segment of his own party which has battled against him in the past. If lie appeases it now, he will lose large blocks of moderate and liberal Republicans. And the otherwise overwhelming vote for Sen. Tommy Kuchel, the GOP incumbent, who swamped Loyd Wright, the reactionary Los Angeles attorney, in the GOP senate primary, shows how strong the moderate Republicans are. Anecdois about Swelinsky: When Mic'fe;' Mantle was ill recently aii 3 The Angels were in Manhattan/ iSr> (who hart never pitched tti Ilic Yanks or Mantle and Mari* before) phoned Mickey at Lenox lfiii.1 Hosp. "Mr. Mantle," said the youngster from Amsterdam AvesiiiK! until he was 8 (and then moved! to Trenton, N. J.) "My name's Bo Belinsky. I want to wish ynu ii very speedy recovery because I want to strike you out!" Bo add<Ki: "Ever hear of me, Mr. Manf.C!'. 1 " The hninfi-run may is said to have er'cr'il: "I think I have, cr, cr." They siiy; Ulickcy decidc<l to get better rit;M; then and leave his ailing ro»tn ... To fly with tire Yanks to !U»s. Angeles and perhaps get a chaji'M to pinch-hit and put Bo in his pliice, which he did. During butting practice Mickey belled twu lulls out of the Stadium over tic cenlerfield barricades. The vury sight of Mantle's skill so uirosrved Bo he was hit hard from uming one and soon after chased l.o the showers. Teaching Beliniiliy (one chum hopes) the lesson ciJI his Very Young Life. Midgets, Bn, must always show respect for (Siants . . . Especially when thevlM 1 Yanks. LAFF-A-DAY ,© Klnjr Toatares Syndlolc, Inc., M62. World rtehUl reserved. "You mean I shouldn't have belted* liim for calline me a tomboy!?' B

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