The Pharos-Tribune i Editorial Comment. Farmers, Consumers, Taxpayers Fifty amendments offered in the two days of acrimonious debate in the House of Representatives, 29 of which were passed; had failed to sweeten the Administration's farm bill enough to win votes to pass it. They did not remove- the central concept, . which would have imposed strict acreage controls and marketing quotas on corn and other livestock'feed-grains for the first time,' and tightened restrictions on wheat' production, putting a large segment of .American agriculture in • a straitjacket. And 'they did' not reduce the swarm of agents who would have policed, the program, giving men like Billie Sol Estes a chance to bribe and wheedle his way into a get-rich-quick scheme at the taxpayer's expense. Or the penalties for those who would not '.have gone along reducing production. President Kennedy bitterly assailed the Republicans, who made a party issue of .the .bill, toy. voting solidly against it, with a single exception. But the Republicans alone could not have, defeated the, bill in-a House with a Democratic majority of 86. • Enough Southern and ' Southwestern Democrats and a scattering of others joined- the minority to give the President his. most serious - legislative blow, • by a vote of 215 to 205. . Said Charles B. Shuman, head of- the American Farm Bureau, the country's largest general farm organization, the rejection of the bill is "a victory for the farmers, consumers and taxpayers. The only losers w.ere the political empire-builder.s in Washington. It was a much-needed victory for constitutional government," The Senate had overridden its agricultural committee and passed the bill, but the House proved again that it is closer to the people. It would have none of a scheme that would have introduced the ultimate in planned agriculture to a nation where farmers pride themselves on their freedom and self-reliance. SO,UNEXPECTEDLY- The TOOth Soviet Veto In denouncing the Soviet Union's 100th veto in the United Nations Security Council, Adlai E. Stevenson, the United States delegate, called attention to the lavish use of the veto by the communist bloc leader "to prevent states from assuming their rightful place in the United Nations" and, in 13 instances, to assist communist- bloc activity against the territorial integrity and the political independence of other states. This dramatized the purpose of the veto, which .killed an. attempt to bring India and Pakistan together for negotiations on their 14- year-old territorial disput over Kashmir. It revealed again the close work. ing arrangement between V. K. Krishna Menon, the chief Indian delegate, who is also his nation's defense minister, and the, Soviet Union. Obviously, the Soviet does not want to see the Kashmir question settled. So long as it is an irritant between India and Pakistan, it keeps these close neighbors separated, instead of forming a close defense alliance of the entire Indian continent against communist incursions either from China or the Soviet. In the Past One Year Ago A 25-year-old Wolcott truck driver, John W. Ward, died of injuries sustained in a fatal collision on U. S. 52. Carl R. Moss, deputy county surveyor,, reported on bridges of Cass county .... Three creeks and .four ditches accounted for 230 ol the 560 bridges and culverts in the county, he said. 42 Logansport boys were at the.Y. M. C. A. camp near Delphi for a two weeks session at Camp Tecumseh. Ten Years Ago Temperatures climbed near the ' century mark ... 99 at 5 p.m. yesterday; 95 at 1 p.m. today . . . Overnight low was 79 at 6 a.m. The Shady Nook road, two miles north of Logansport, was to be pavec). Judge Clifford Wild announced appointment of three members to the Walton-Tipton township library board . . . This was done in accordance with the 1947 state library law ... Appointed to 3-2-1 year terms were Floyd Rush, Mrs. Betty Dakin and Mrs. Marie Kaiser. Twenty Years Ago ; More than 1,000 persons applied for purchase certificates during the two-day canning . sugar registration. Mrs. George. Raub, Sr.,, won,the Ladies' ! Day blind bogey golf tourney at the Logansport Country Club. A son was born in Cass county hospital to Mr. and Mrs. John-Hillis. WALTER WINCH ELL Broadway and Elsewhere Richard Rodgers will be BO years old on June 28th. Since Hie days he was a freshman at Columbia, and the only freshman ever to write the songs for a Varsity Show, his melodies have been young in heart, and unforgettable. He was 16 when he was a freshman, and in between lhat Varsity Show, "Fly with Me," and the current "No Strings," there have been so many shows, so •many movies, so many songs, that statisticians cannot agree on a count. The original productions of his Broadway shows, alone, have run 15,000 performances. Which means, not counting revivals, there has been an original production with "music by Richard Rodgers" performing on Broadway for more than 36 years. My favorites? "Mountain Green. ery," "There's a Small Hotel," "I Married an Angel," "Manhat- 'tan," "My Funny Valentine," "It Might as Well be Spring," "Some Enchanted Evening," "In Our Little Den of Iniquity," "I Enjoy Being a Girl," "Climb Every Mountain," and, of course, "The Sweetest Sounds." You probably have several more paragraphs of favorites. After all', there . have been 2,000 of them. Now, at the age of 59, he has not only written the score .of the new hit, "No Strings,", but Ihe lyrics as well. It is a score-ful of musical and lyrical wonders, as modern as tomorrow, as young and Rodgers-and-Hart-y as "The Garrick Gaieties." The thought of retiring has never crossed the Rodgers mind. He's made'out of busy sluff. No sooner was "No Strings" launched than he was busy at work with Alan Jay Lcrn- er on a new show for next season. He liked being his own lyricist and working alone . . . Afler all. the- years of collaboration with lyricists Lorem Hart. and, Oscar Hammerstein II, putting his own words to his own melodies was rather like beginning a third' career with a third person—himself. "It's so easy," he says, "to make an appointment with yourself and keep it." Chances are he might work alone again someday. He's a man who builds no fences around himself in any .way. Sometimes Dick is not sure that what he has written/is right, or even good . . . But more often than most people in his crazy business, he has a feeling about tho outcome that is dependable. All of the theatrical bigwigs involved in the production of "Oklahoma!" were feeling very sorry for themselves and their show just bcforo the premiere in Boston. Even after the premiere, the camp was pervaded with skepticism. But not Dick Rodgers. He held tight to. his feeling . . . U was good, he knew it, and he was certainly, certainly right. In theatrical .circles Dick's staunch optimism at that time is now theatre history.. (And by the way it is not true that Walter Winchcll predicted in New Haven that "Oklahoma!" would be a flop. Even though this piece of misinformation gained considerable -credence when it was first printed in Harper's mag. azine and later reprinted in the Reader's Rigest . . . "To my knowledge," says Dick, "Walter never saw it in New Haven and raved about sit when it opened in New York.") For 38 years Richard Rodgers, has been writing an extraordinary percentage of the songs we have grown up with. Where is the adult who does not automatically recall a particular event or period in his life when he hears a particular Rodgers melody? They are. intrinsic with the very growth of the last four decades. But to mention their titles is instinctively. to . hum them. As far back as "On Your Toes" he used a ten-minute ballet to advance the show's action in the most spectacular manner . . . . Then there was "Oklahoma!" of course, with its supple in.tcgration of song and story and dance ... "The King and I" had no singing chorus as it was ever known before . . . In "South Pacific" the sets melted into one another with the fluidity of filrii . . . "The Sound of Music" has no dancing, but there arc nuns and children, and you love them. More about Mr. Rodgers Wednesday's column. LAFF-A-DAY Fifty Years Ago Workers were busy getting ready to pave Burlington avenue. 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. A request to use initials, and not the full name, will not be honored. Address letters to: Public Forum, Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Ind. I was pleased with the editorial which appeared in your paper yesterday morning, June 24, concerning the /TV mess jn which our supposedly competent council'men have embroiled themselves and the rest of us. I have been a more or less careful observer of the local council and its acts for over sixty years, and have seen some unpleasant messes, but the present stew is the worst, by far, that has occurred during all that lime. First, the Urban Renewal tangle, with the scandalous housing code that roused the citizens as nothing else has done in two generations, and has cost the city many thousands of dollars for which we get nothing at. all; then this TV thing, which defies comprehension from any angle at which it is viewed. When these men all of whom are supposed to be men of at least ordinary ability, as well as men of integrity, took office a couple of years ago, they took oath that they, "would faithfully and impartially, discharge' their duties according lo law". Doesn't Ihe law specify that . persons seeking 'to do business with the City shall submit sealed bids "covering their proposals,- and that these bids should be directed to, and considered by, the Board of Works? What business has the Council "homing into" this TV affair any. how? It is strictly; and solely, the business of the Board of Works. The Council has announced that a meeting to consider the matter will be held in the Council Chamber on the evening of July 2. I suggest that ' those interested;— and we should all show the interest in our own business that intelligent citizens are supposed to feel,—that we" attend that, Coun- . cil meeting,' prepared to express , ourselves, quietly and in an or-' derly manner, but forcefully ".enough to let these men know how : we feel about the way they are handling our affairs. Respectfully, •Will Ball/ , ' 12.19 High Street, ,Logansport, Indiana. , RECEIVED WINGS ., WASHINGTON (UPI) V- Lt - Cmdr. Scott Carpenter-Monday became the fourth person to wear Ihe wings of an American astronaut. . Navy Secretary, Fred Korth" pinned the wings oh Carpenter at a ceremony in the Pentagon. The Reviews Of TV Shows Tuesday !livening, June 26, 1962. By RICK DU BROW HOLLYWOOD (UPI) - Steve Allen, operating out of a theatre named after him on Vine Street in Hollywood, Monday night launched a national television show that figures to give the "Tonight" program sharp competition in key cities. The graying Irishman, who replaces Mike Wallace's "P.M." offering for the Westinghouse Broadcasting Corp., already has 50 national sponsors' lined up;' and he is off to a fast start with 21 important stations -airing the syndicated, nightly, 90-minute show. For all practical purposes, he is doing the old "Tonight" show, which he' built to coasMo-coast prominence for NBC . TV before Jack Paar inherited it. NBC, in fact, tried to get Allen back. He was offered the network's "Today" program starting this fall, but turned it down because he did not want to move back to New York. So "Today" went to Hugh Downs instead. Tough Competition It is also reported Allen might have had the "Tonight" show again if he had wanted. With NBC -TV thus knowing his drawing power and competence in this specialized type of broadcasting, it ihrew Jerry Lewis against him this week as host of "Tonight." More sophisticated fans of Allen might have been 'a little unnerved Monday night to see some of the motley, under - dressed members of his audience—which was par for Hollywood's weird downtown characters. But anyone who remembers his early scramble in New York to put "Tonight" on top will recall the same type of characters being hustled inside off the street to fill his audience then too. His setting in the new show is simply a desk on the stage. There were a few technical defects—but his adlibbing ability, graciousness, enthusiasm and spontaneity rate him way above any of the continuing "Tonight" hosts. Fine Introduction He made the simple introduction of his fine band into a swinging jam session by his impromptu rhythmic recitation of their individual names—with solos as a background, Hjs crew .had such a good time watching his on-the- spot creativity that it laughed too loud into the microphones. He interviewed four ladies on stage — and wound up twisting with one. He composed a song out of four.notes they punked on ia piano. And, again at the piano, Jie lore into two torrid jazz numbers with the great vibes musician, Terry Gibbs, who has been packing in crowds at the Losers ,,. and P.'J.'s clubs here in Hollywood! Allan. Sherman, .formerly with Jackie Gleason and Phil Silvers, produced the solid premiere. And Jt was all Allen, Outside of Gibbs, he didn't get much help from his guest entertainers. But he seemed at home again. And chances are, before long, he'll be developing more stars like Don Knotts, Bill Dana, Andy Williams and Steve Lawrence. The Chunnel Swim: Barbara Rush replaces Ann Blylh as a reporter in Nick Adams' new fall series, "Saints and Sinners,", for NBC-TV. . .Ella Fitzgerald guests on Vic Damone'S N'BC-TV summer musical series,. "The Lively Ones," Sept; 6. OBS - TV signed football star Pat Summerall to broadcast professional grid games with Chris Schenkel. . ."Expedition," prize- winning series cancelled by ABC- TV, will be syndicated by ABC ' films. Arlene Francis and Merv Griffin guest on CBS-TV's evening "Password" show. Monday. NBC-TV will air a news special on Algeria Monday. . .Barry Sullivan stars July 11 on CBS-TV's ; "Steel Hour"—about a detective who probes a crime he himself has committed. . .Twentieth Century-Fox is planning a new. series for Cynthia Pepper, star oE the cancelled "Margie" program. MADE FUNDS AVAILABLE ' BONN, Germany (UPI) - West Germany made $741.9 million available to underdeveloped nations during the past y<:ar, it was reported today. A study showed that since 1957, more than half of all West German 'funds going to underdeve> oped areas has. come from private investors. three other astronauts wearing the wings are Navy Lt. Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard Jr., Air Force Capt. Virgil I. Grissom and Marine Lt, Col. 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Entered a* neonil <-Ia» matter at taa poat oHIe. «t Locan.part, lad., nndcr tka aet •« March 3, 187S. ; MEMBER! AUIM'JT BVRKAV Of CIROULAT1OM* AHD UMnBD PtVEl» IKTKRNATIONA1, PELUIOl-'nUBVifK ITaUeaal AarcrtUiiut DREW PEARSON Merry-Go-Roii rid WASHINGTON. - The Senator who torpedoed the drug reforms wasn't Mississippi's slow-drawling James Eastland, as the press reported, but Illinois' mellifluous Everett Dirksen. In facl, Dirksen' was so brazen about it that he sent two of the drug industry's attorneys, Lloyd. Cutler and Marshall Hornblower, In negotiate for him at a secret Senate meeting.. The two industry men, acting right at home as if they represented the taxpayers instead of the drug companies, offered 12 amendments which would cut the reforms Tennessee Sen. Estcs Kefauver has been laboring for 30 months to produce. The industry has been doing its best to stop Kefauver from tightening the laws and giving men, women and children the same protection against worthless drugs that Congress enacted in 1913 for hogs, sheep; and cattle. Under the present laws, the Food and Drug Administration can't crack, down on unfit drugs until they have reached the consumers. Then it may be too late to save their health. The grim truth is that unscrupulous manufacturers, free from federal inspection, have been producing their pills and powders'in filthy back rooms and cockroach- infected basements. Even one respectable producer became so lax, after manufacturing a synthetic sex hormone called Dielhylstilbestrol, that he failed to clean his equipment properly. Result: The next product lo go through the machinery, a dietary calcium wafer, picked up some of the potent spx drug. Sex Changes Men who ale the wafers lo trim down their waistlines started developing enlarged breasts instead. The company hastily withdrew the contaminated wafers, but repeated the same negligence two months ago. This lime a drug for babies, called Isonicolimic Acid Hydra- mide, became contaminated with sex hormones and caused sudden breast development in baby boys and pubic hair in baby girls at San Francisco City Hospital. Federal agents checked the firm's other products and discovered similar sex hormones in some soda mint (ablets and nasal decongestants. ' This is only too typical of what goes on in the nation's uninspect- ed drug plants. Some conlaminat- edi drugs, like a bad batch of Sul- fathiamole whicli hit the market recently, have even endangered the customers'.lives. Kefauver's reforms-not only will bring drug plants under federal supervision but will force down the price-of drugs by requiring the manufacturers to label them by their generic names. This simple regulation, market experts estimate, will reduce drug prices by 20 per cent. President Kennedy accepted most of the Kefauver reforms and sent Congress a strong letter urging their adoption. The legislation was turned over to the Senate Judiciary Committee whose chairman, the aforementioned Eastland-, gave the While House his word that he would try to get a drug bill passed. Drug Lobby Spending He failed to reckon, however, with the powerful drug loEby which spends heavily to elect its friends and defeat its enemies. To lead the opposition to the drug reforms the industry chose Dirksen who, as Senate Republican Leader, carries a lot of political weight. One of Dirksen's constituents' and : contributors happens to be Spencer Olin of the'Olin-Matheson combine, which owns one of the nation's biggest drug firms, E. R. Squibb. & Sons. Senate investigators, t checking on the political contributions of business tycoons in 1956, traced ?1QO,750 from Olin-Malhieson executives to the GOP campaign chest. The biggest contributor of them all was Saucer Olin who .coughed; up $34,(iilO. His brother John, with his vife, donated another ?14,950. This mii.i help explain why Dirksen's 1 sir is so keenly tuned lo the arguments of (he drug companies, llil! ! has permitted their lobbyists to use his office, write his speeeheii; and prepare his legislation. But his <!t. leagues never dreamed he woul:; go so far as to let the drug iiiiiustry's attorneys represent him, in actual Senate negotiations. : The seci:c.i negotiating session was called i:y Eastland who realized he di(3r!t have enough votes to push r,h« drug reforms out of his commit';lie. So he called Dirksen and of: Bred to compromise. "Don't Ui, ik you're going to a tea party, ; Eastland warned Dirksen, a-il:ing that he must expect to give ground at the meeting. Eastland invited Jerome Sonosky, a legiriiitive expert.from the .Health, Education, and Welfare Department to fight for the reforms; Diilisen sent Culler and Hornblower , attorneys for the Pharmaceul. cal M a n u facturera Association. flowing liic Whistle Hornblow'ir, who answers to the nickname "Whistle," did most of the horn-bliliving for the industry. His amendments had the support not only o' Dirksen but of Sen. Roman Hrnjka, Nebraska Republican. Incredibly: Eastland didn't both. er lo invile Senator Kefauver, tho moving spirit behind the drug reforms, to ;;:!tend the secret negotiating se«s on. Out of Ihi session came a compromise bill; which was the best Sonosky apparently could get but which he carefully refrained from endorsing. Easllami warned privalely that a stronger bill would never get past his committee and that the result wouli be lo bottle up all drug reforms. But Keteiiver, appalled over the way the dr,,g allorneys had emas- culaled his; bill, told While House Aide Miki; Feldman blunlly lhat he would 11 Iher have no bill at all and take slie issue to the American peop'ln. Mcanwhils, even slaughterhouses continuD! to get more thorough inspections than do the planls which mirufacture the ingredients fouml in our medicine bottles. Quotes From the News NEW YC nal Spelhi Court decl: a slale-wr York publi "The clt very heart lion in whi have for s; RK — Francis Cardian, on the Supreme '.on banning the use of lien prayer in New ; schools: nsion strikes at the of a the Bodly tradi- ch America's children i long been raised." NEW YORK - Sid Weincr, one of many tjiicicab drivers who took advantage )f a new motel's offer of a free meal: "Well, I've had three hamburgers, two ! j ol dogs, ice cream and a couple i if orangeades, I can't eat any IIP ire. I might as well go home." JACKSIj If, Miss. - Lt. Gov. Paul John: ion, in commuting the dealh seiDince of a convicted killer lo life imprisonment: "If I luiire made a mistake in this act ol commutation and am judged foni mortal men and the Master, iny mistake will be on the side <:•' mercy." SCHNli) i 'ERDINGEN, Germany —Mayor Waller Pelers, afler a destructive rampage by British soldiers i: his small West German villuie: "There i; no anti-British feeling here. On he .contrary, we have had exch-nges of German and British -diildren.. .! guess we ought lo hi!ve an exchange of German and, British adults." HUBERT © Kinjf Features Syndicate, Inc., 1962. World rJn "But with that other bottle I said goodbye for three months with. 110 results,'
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