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Logansport, Indiana
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Friday, November 15, 1957
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THE PHAKOS-THIBUNl PROGRAM KM IOOANIPOKT t. An Adtqualu Civic C*ntn 7. An Adtquat* S*wag« Disposal Syitw 9. Suffllnnt Parking FadlltiM Order to Repair Is Sound Action The city's action to remedy the old '.eye-sore known as the Slater property at •the southwest corner of Seventh and ..'Broadway is a'Step which has long been ^needed, and is a procedure which should Cbe supported by the entire community. '- A definite safety hazard to children •for years and years, and a blight upon '.the city's appearance, the property has ".been lying idle with no effort ever made "to keep it in repair or safe from prying or curious children. ••: Any time a property is permitted to : deteriorate to the point where it becomes ;a safety hazard, the city is more than justified in taking steps to force repair -".or razing, and there are probably other .properties which need similar action. To Use Them Wisely Much has been said about humanity's obligation to use its machines wisely, lest they destroy mankind. Though the analogy of the monster that turned against its creator has been overworked, it is still valid in terms, of man's increasing struggle not to be dominated by his scientific creations. Most of us are conscious, in some degree, of this analogy. We are aware that such things as nuclear fission and electronic computers are blessings alloyed with peril. We know that if we depend too much on computers and scientific gadgets our society is in danger of becoming mechanistic and inhuman. We know that unless we find a way to work together in world harmony the power of the atom may blow us all to smithereens. What many of us do not realize, however, is that -the same relationship between machine and man also is valid at the personal level. It is a mistake to think of it only in global terms. For example,, consider the man who goes out hunting with a shiny new gun. If he handles the gun properly, the use of it may give him great pleasure. If he handles the gun carelessly, he may kill someone—perhaps himself—with it. By the same token,.those thousands who are buying automobiles these days take on (whether they know it or not) a burden of responsibility. .Properly used, the car can be a source of great pleasure and convenience. Mishandled, it can destroy its driver and perhaps others as well. It is the old story of the man killed by a stray rifle bullet being as dead as though he had been slain in a .great battle. On a global scale and at the personal level, the man-made things we use carry with them a grave responsibility. IN THE PAST One Year Ago Dave .Loner and Rex Harris, of the Logansport high school football team, were named to the alkst&e team. • Richard L. Spahr returned to the city after •pending five years in Ethiopia as a missionary. The cost of resurfacing downtown streets in preparation for converting Broadway to one* way traffic -was announced as $12,135. Daughters were born to Mr. and Mrs. Louis Morocco, 329 West Linden avenue, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Button, 1/725 Smead street, at St. Joseph's hospital. Robert J. Troster, 40, of route 1, city, died *t home after a long illness. Ten Years Ago The Rev. E. F. C. Stahl, pastor of the Grace Lutheran church, resigned to take the pastorate at. Milan, Ind. More than 2,000 season tickets to Logansport high school basketball games were reported sold. Sons were born to Mr. and- Mrs. LejRoy Moore, 1306 Spear street, at Memorial hospital; ami Mr. and Mrs. John Douglass, 911 State street at St. Joseph's hospital. Helen Brown, Winamac, was married to Ricti- «rd Rans, Kewanna. Dr. Albert C. Clausser, 66, a Delphi physician, died. Twenty Years Ago Final approval for buiMing a new ward at Lo?ansport state hospital was given by the FWA. Monticello defeated Logansport 30-17 in the lecond basketball game of the season. Mrs. Myrtle Lee Black, 47, New Waverly, died of injuries suffered two days earlier in an auto accident on route 24. Charles Herbert Stuart, former local attorney, died at Lafayette. Fifty Years Ago Gus Plotner and family narrowly escaped in- Jury when the auto in which they were traveling at 25 miles an hour almost plunged into an eight-foot ditch. Grover Hayden, 15, was in critkal condition after being shot in the head by a playmate' at his home three miles south of the city. The county clerk was temporarily'out of hunting license blanks. James C. White and Carrie Gill, both of Win- •mac, were married. Drew Pearson'i MERRY-GO-ROUND Friday Evening, November 15, 199T, RUSSIA 2, UNITED STATES 0 Drew Pearson Says: Washington dances in honor of a racetrack while Sputnik writes •warnings in the sky; Man who sold scrap iron to Japan promotes gayest gala in Washington; Kremlin time-table for near East clicks on schedule. WASHINGTON-Seldom have so many beautifully gowned women danced in honor of a racetrack as waltzed at the International Ball the other night,. Seldom have sol many jewels spar-l Med; seldom has! so much wealth I been paraded; sel-[ dom have sol many males tried I to look comfort-1 able behind! starched bosoms! —all in tribute trl the International! Race at Laurel,| Md. Watching that gala occasion, no one would have dreamed that two Sputniks were writing warnings in the sky. No one would have guessed that anyone was at all concerned about Russia's pioneering of outer space. No one would have any inkling that Pentagon experts were going almost crazy worrying about the fact that the United States had now become a second- class p-ower. Prince Aly Khan. flew in from Paris to see his horse race. Vivacious Elizabeth Arden, unconcerned about space problems, placed . a "Mecliterranee" lipstick at every place on the dinner table. She sat near Clare Boothe Luce, the ex- Ambassadress to Italy, who looked demure in a gray lace gown with an emerald-diamond necklace, and who tossed the dice at a miniature horse race. Clare and her Time-Life-Fortune publisher husband, Henry . Luce, were entertained by State Department Protocol Chief Wiley Buchanan, who married the Dow Chemical fortune'and became Ike's recent Ambassador to Luxemburg. Mrs. Edsel Ford, for whose late husband the new "Edsel" was named, featured white fox furs. Also paying tribute to the International Horse Race were Liz' Whitney Lunn, whose ex-husband Is now Ambassador to the Court of St. James; Bill Rogers, the dapper new Attorney General; Mrs. Stanley Rumbaugh, the beautiful General Foods ruby-adorned heiress; Mrs. Bob Guggenheim, whose husband benefits from one of the biggest copper empires in the world; and Lord Howard de Weidon, president of the British Jockey Club. Behind The Racetrack Proceeds from their $30-a-plate .dinner went loathe Children's Convalescent Hospital — a worthy cause. And probably few of those present fully realized that the backstage organizer of the social glitter was John D. Schapiro, also bent on promoting his laurel racetrack. And probably not one in that gala group knew that the track was built from the profits of scrap iron sold to Japan which subsequently dealt death to American troops all the way from Guadalcanal to the Gulf of Leyte. During the Hoover administration, the Schapiro Scrap Iron Firm contracted to buy a fleet of World War I government vessels. 'When Roosevelt came into office, his Secretary of Commerce, Dan Roper, contended the ships might be needed for national emergency and stopped the sale. The Schapiros brought pressure, charged the Roosevelt administration with fraud, misrepresentation, and deceit. Thirty-four ships had already been delivered. With the menace of Hitler rising in Europe and the Japanese war lords already overrunning China, Rosevelt held out 44 of the remaining ships, finally let the protesting Schapiros have 42 more. Unsatisfied, 'the Schapiros bad legislation „ introduced to permit compensation to them for- the 44 ships which they were not permitted to sell to the Navy yards and munitions plants of Japan. It was profits from this that built the Laurel racetrack. To dance in its honor Lord de Wei- don flew from London, while tha socially elite of Washington, De^ troit and New York gathered to display their glittering gems as Sputniks glittered in the skies. The Kremlin timetable for the Near East seems to be moving on the same schedule this writer, reported when in that area two months ago. The timetable calls for a movei Into Jordan within three months; not by war, but by fomenting trouble through Syrian and Egyptian agents, the overthrow of young King Hussein; the joining of Syria and Egypt through Jordan; and, three months later, a similar political move on the oil of Saudj Arabia. Mobs in Damascus are already calling for the assassination of King Hussein; while the Cairo radio is inciting Jordanians to revolt. Above the young king's desk, when I interviewed him in Amman, was the picture of His grandfather, King Abdullah, .who -had' met secreSly on two occasions with Mrs. Golda Meir, now Foreign . Minister of Israel. Mrs. Meir had crossed into v Jordanian Jerusalem, disguised as an Arab woman, to discuss peace between Jordan and Israel. Anti-Israel Arabs, learning that King AMullah. wanted peace, shot him as he prayed in the Mosque of Omar in Old Jerusalem. This gives some inkling of what the young king is up against if he tries to make peace with Israel, or even if he remains friendly to the United States and England. Palestinian refugees have been purposely prevented from resettling in other areas so they will remain a volatile. political mob, ready to revolt against any government working for peace. These are the political tactics the Kremlin is now using, It is also using the big'gast trump card of all—the psychological victory of Sputnik and the IOBM. These are why th« Elsenhower.Doctrine, once • considered a big stick, is now like shaking a twig in tiie Near East. It's also why the United States will find it almost impossible to stop the Russian timetable without •war. "THIS IS DUTY?" AURORA, Colo. tW) — Police officer David Wilhelm got. drunk in police headquarters Tuesday. He drank 11 shots of straight whiskey. Officer Richard Rusk drank seven cans of beer, but wasn't quite drunk. Chief Spencer Garrett praised the two men for their actions. They were testing a machine that measures the alcohol content of the blood. The city is considering purchasing one of the machines, but wanted to try it out first. LAFF-A-DAY Angelo Patri Suggest Wise, Not Strict, House Rules "It is best to keep the baby at home until he is old enough to take a trip. That will be some monthE from now," said the doctor. But grandmother who lived in another state was taken ill and needed her daughter. Now what? The baby must go where the moth- en goes, but how about that rule? Greatly troubled the mother packed up the baby's belongings and went along to her mother's bedside and strangely enough the baby seemed not to' mind the trip at all. He slept in his swing bed in the car and took his meals as usual. Babies are tougher than one might think looking at their tiny bodies. They can stand a lot as long as they feel loving hands about them and hear love-filled voices crooning over them. Of course they are better off at home. Who isn't? But that is not to say that, given . essential care, they cannot go with their parents if they have to take a journey. During the last war many a young mother traveled long distances to the camp where her husband was serving. They crossed the continent, taking the babies along with them and nothing dreadful happened to them. It is good to obey the rules because they are the sum of experiences of many people, but it is well to know that when one must, one can and the world will wag on as ususl. Speaking of rules, jers not make too many for the conduct of children. Life, even child-life, has a way of spilling over the rules and one is faced with the choices of letting the broken rule lie or being foolish in 1 trying to hold on to it. Susie must be home by ten o'clock when she goes to do homework with Nell, But Nell was late in starting work because she had to help her mother with her little brother'who had fallen and'cut his knee. The rule said "Ten" and the . penalty for breaking it was no visits with anyone for two .weeks. Susie was fifteen minutes late and no explanations were allowed. Ever beem late fifteen minutes? "Anybody who leaves any of his belongings anywhere but in their proper place will forfeit it for a week." John Henry left his bike on the back lawn. It was impounded. But John Henry used that bike to get to school and had no other •way save walking two and a half miles. Isn't it better to correct each mistake as it comes along? Then one does not have to break his •own rule or look foolish trying to enforce it. Circumstances differ and what might be a fault at one time has to be correct procedure another. Setting precise penalties for errors is bound to cause difficulties of one sort or another. Let's move cautiously about making rules and setting penalties. Work along with the unfolding day. Children should be taught respect for other people's properly at an early age, then parents will find the problem of pilfering has been Jobless insurance Claims Increase Unemployment Insurance claims, following a patterruusually evident at this time of year, increased slightly again last week. William C. Stalnaker, director of the Employment Security Division, said that a total of 36,594 unemployed workers filed claims, compared to $34,983 the week before. ' Included in the total were 6,645 claims from newly-unemployed persons and 29,949 from others who had been out of work a week or longer. No large layoffs were reported but minor reductions in force were scattered among various industries throughout the state. Weather was slowing construction activities, generally. Largest recall to work was in the Anderson area where, in the past two weeks, nearly 700 employees of one company have returned to their jobs. salved. Dr. Patri explain* in leaflet P.,27, "Pilfering." To obtain a copy, send 10 cents in coin to bint, c/o this paper, P. 0. Box 99, Station G. New York 19. N. ,Y. PHAROS-TRKUNE Dully (except Saturday*, Snnday* nnd Holiday*) 3Bc per week dally and Sunday by carrier., «18.20 per yenr. By mnl) on rural route* In CM*, Cnrcoll, White, Pnlnikl, Pulton and Miami countle*. »10.00 per yenri oiilitlde lrn.lln«r aren ana within Indiana. fll.OO per yenri outald* Indiana, 918.00 per year. -All mall *nb*crlptlon* payahl* In advance. No mnll *ub*crlptlona *old wher* carrier lerrlc * ... - Reporter eatnbllflhed tSSB Tribune entabllnhed IOOT •Ice !• maintained. Panro. ertaklliaed 1844 3jonrnal eatnbllihed )»» Recall Political Touch Of FDR in Time of Crisis Dulles, Adlai Meeting Set For Monday Seek Democratic Leaders Views for Stronger NATO WASHINGTON ('UP) _ Secretary of State John Foster Dulles will meet Monday with Adlai E. Stevenson to discuss the Democratic leader's ideas for strengthening the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The Dulles-Stevenson conference was announced late Wednesday at the State Department. A spokesman said Stevenson wil fly here from New York to confer with Dulles. Informed sources said Dulles wants to explore with Stevenson the problem of'building up NATO's muscles and to get some fresh thoughts that can be incorporated in administration ' planning. No firm U.S. proposals are expected to grow out of the Monday ses- ' sion. Dulles' aides will continue intensive work on drawing up plans to be presented at next month's "summit" NATO meeting in Paris. That meeting, which President Eisenhower will attend, will concentrate on efforts to build greater western unity arid strength in an effort to match and surpass Russia's missile and other scientific achievements. ' The administration asked Stevenson to join in planning to strengthen NATO as a move toward bipartisanship in approaching the space race. ..Originally the administration wanted Stevenson to take charge of planning for the forthcoming NATO meeting. Stevenson balked at assuming such a policy-making role but agreed to act as a "consultant." The intensive U.S. efforts to-' ward greater unity started after the recent conference of Eisenhower and British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan at which the NATO summit conference was proposed. By LYLE C. WILSON United Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON (UP)—It was the old maestro, Franklin D. Roosevelt, back there in the year of the third term ruckus and fear of war, who rewrote an old saying to make it read like this: "If you can't lick 'em, get 'era to join you." So President Eisenhower has invited Adlai E. Stevenson to become an arms-length participant 3n next month's consideration in Paris of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Stevenson knows his way around the world and possesses political prestige, perhaps, enough to blunt some of the Democratic criticism of administration foreign policy and national defense achievement. All is not well with the administration on those fronts. PDR was a master hand at get- ing the enemy to join up with him. It was in June of 1940 that he shell-shocked the Republican Party by announcing two new members of his cabinet: the late Henry -L. Stimson to be secretary of war andt he late Frank Knox to be secretary of Navy. Served Taft And Hoover Stimson had held cabinet office under Presidents Taft and Hoover. Knox was the Republican vice presidential nominee in 1936. The 1940 Republican National Convention was meeting in Philadelphia on the bright summer day that the Stimson - Knox appointments were announced. The announcement jarred the assembled Republicans, none more so than Alf M. Landon, the party's 1936 presidential nominee. Landon thought he had an agreement with Knox that neither would enter FDR's cabinet. The offer had been made to them and had been rejected some months earlier. Your correspondent caught Landon with the news by means of a telephone call which interrupted his lunch in the coffee shop of a downtown Philadelphia hotel. The m£ ; n from Kansas was still standing there by the cashier's desk, a far away look in his eyes when your correspondent arrived from across town to discuss the Knox appointment further. FDR also kidnaped the late Wendell L. Willkie whom the Republicans nominated for president in that third term year. Willkie was painlessly inducted into the Roosevelt team in 1942 almost before he knew it. FDR's later biographers claim the old master had political plans for his new boy, but nothing came of that. Roosevelt's use of big-time Republicans was as notable, however, for the man he ignored as (or those he chose. Former President Hoover never was given an opportunity by Roosevelt to participate in the war effort, despite some obvious qualifications. It remained for President Truman soon after Roosevelt's death to summon a living former president back to public life. And when Roosevelt desperately was shopping around during World War II for administrative talent he, somehow, overlooked James A. Farley, the man who brought off the first Roosevelt nomination in 1932. Farley had what it took to run a big war agency but never got the call. Back there in 1940 Farley made a costly decision. It was to oppose a third term. FDR always was a better hater than forgetter. Hike in Budget, No Tax Cut, Big Capital News Foreign News Commentary By CHARLES M. MCCANN United Press Staff. Correspondent The week's good and bad news on the international balance sheet: The United States started this week to get into real competition with Soviet Russia in the nuclear missiles field. Russia's Sputnik earth satellites had provided the necessary stimulus to action. President Eisenhower announced that the United States must face a "very considerable" increase- in defense spending to meet the grim challenge of Russian scientific progress. To offset this increase, the President said, spending in other categories of the federal budget must be slashed. He implied that any hope of a tax cut next year had gone. ferred with American Ambassa. dor Amory Houghton Thursday on the situation. He was reported to have protested vigorously against any move by the United States or Great Britain to arm Tunisia. Then it was announced that Foreign Minister Christian Pincau would fly to Washington to put France's case before Secretary of State John Foster Dulles. President Carlos P. Garcia seemed assured, on the basis of partial returns, of re - election in the Philippines national election. But his vice presidential running mate, Jose P. Laurel Jr., on the Nationalist Party ticket, seemed doomed to certain defeat by Liberal candidate Diosdado Macapagal. In a "flag-showing" exhibition that was part of the Eisenhower campaign, Gen. Curtis E. LeMay, vice chief of staff of the Air Force, piloted a jet stratotanker plane on non-stop flights from the United States to Buenos Aires and return. LeMay's plane flew 6,350 miles to Buenos Aires in 13 hours and 2 minutes at an average speed -of 480 miles an hour. Returning, by a more direct route, he made the flight of 5,204 miles in 11 hours and 5 minutes at an average speed of 469.5 miles an hour. At North Atlantic Treaty Organization Headquarters in Paris, smaller countries of the western alliance expressed fear that the United States and other large nations were permitting their preoccupation with nuclear weapons to overshadow the threat of Russia's conventional war-making strength. There was a sudden and. potentially serious flare-up in relations between the United States and France over the demand of Tunisia, France's one-time protectorate which obtained its independence in 1956, for weapons. .France fears that any weapons sent to Tunisia will be used actually to help the rebels in Algeria, Tunisia's neighbor on the west. The United States fears that unless Tunisia gets weapons from western countries, it will turn to Russia. Premier Felix Gaillard con- Little Rock Boy Suspended After Attack on Negro LITTLE ROCK, Ark, (UP)—A Central High School senior has b»en suspended in connection w_ith an attack made on one of the nine Negroes attending the school. ' Superintendent Virgil T. Blossom confirmed the student's suspension Thursday night but said he had no details of the incident. A Little Rock Negro newspaper published by the husband of the NAACP Arkansas president said the Negro student, Jefferson Thomas, was "severely" attacked Wednesday and rushed to a doctor. The Army, which still keeps 22S Wist Airborne Division paratroopers and 900 federalizcd national guardsmen on integration duty in Little Rock, said the 15-year-old Negro was cuffed by a white boy who ran by while Thomas was standing at his locker. The Army spokesman said Thomas was not hurt, did not see a doctor and "went home normally at the end of the day." It was the first serious incident since' the military force was cut to its present size. Central High .was integrated Sept. 25. OFFICIALS ARMED ACCRA, Ghana (UP)— Interior Minister Krobo Edusei said today that from now on cabinet ministers would be armed with revolvers. His announcement came in the face of outspoken anti-government sentiment throughout this young republic. HUBERT © 1557, King rtitura SjnUalt, Inc., World rlnhli tacnti. IMS "Well, for heaven's sake, why don't you just give it back to them so they'll go home?" Co., Inc., 517 Bant Broadway. liDffannport, Indfnnar Entered an Mecond elnmi mutter at th« pott of(lc» at Locanaport, lad., under th« act of Mnrclt 3, 1S70. MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OP CIRCULATIONS AND UNITED PRKSI BIBUJTE National Adrertl>ln c Hejir.»«ntatl T e» Inland Newspaper Representative* "I .want you to phone the dance committee and apolo- gise for that silly story you told over the P.A. system."

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