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The Pharos-Tribune Editorial Comment. High Octane Recovery Tax The headlines have featured the comprehensive across-the-board tax •'cuts the President promised effective January 1 next, Congress willing, but his immediate concern is with the . package he offered to emphasize that "There is no need for this country to stand helplessly by and watch a recov- ' ery run out of gas/' His is a many- sided cure. To begin with, he frankly admitted that the tax structure as presently weighted exerts too heavy a drain on : a prosperous economy. At full capacity and full employment, it would produce a budget surplus of $8 billion at present taxation rates. (By the way, that may be a tip-off on the tax reduction next year). Therefore, he proposed: ' The $1:3 billion tax credit tax of 8 per cent on new investment in machinery and equipment. The $1.2 billion depreciation speed-up, effective in 30 days. Across-the-board tax reform, effective January 1. Standby tax reduction authority for immediate use if recession threatens. Repeal of the 10 per cent tax on train and tax travel and a cut to 5 per cent of air travel. Youth employment aid for the 1 out of 4 boys and girls under 20 out of work. Public works bill aid this year in areas of heavy unemployment. Extension of temporary unemployment compensation for one year.. Aid to those at the bottom of the economic ladder. The President asked all those concerned with their stocks, their, profit and their jobs to help him get action on.this speedrup growth .package. Republicans oppose it until the'compre- hensive tax reform bill- is- presented to them, but that will require long hearings and much debate. It will -be a year at least before the tax cut may become law. Meantime, the need to restore the confidence of the 'business community and reduce the unemployed is now. The Congress must rise to its responsibility to maintain the forward thrust of the economy. GOP TREE OF HOPE American Form Preferred Having tried the .strong Presidency formulated; on the American , pattern and found'that'it saved France' ; from, a succession of weak govern• ments and also solved its most vexing ' problem, the future of Algiers, Presi- . ; dent Charles de Gaulle of France wants to make sure that his successors. . will have the same freedom of action 'and constitutional power. DeGaulle was given the s extraordinary powers that have brought • France prosperity and a new sense of • greatness through a popular referen- ; dum in 1958.' Under the Constitution the President 'is elected' by about 80,000 "grand electors" who'include'elect- V ed officials at all levels of govern. ment and local notables. They are still ! subject to the .kind of .political man'. euvering - wriich alt but', frustrated ; French governments .who were subject• to the Will of the Parliament. " For ;th'e, republic to remain; strong, : well-ordered and continuous' after he has passed, 'de Gaulle demanded a constitutional change, to elect, the President by popular vote and to give the power he himself wields. Its' continuation will assure a stable govern• ment in the most politically explosive • nation in the" Western alliance. In the Past One Year Ago Clarify state mental hospital personnel policy . . . Welsh's aide denies 5% cut . . . News let-., ter indicates that the governor's position has not changed . . . New Cliff aides to begin work' on July 1st ... 40-hour week in effect. The annual 4-H Home Economics county demonstration contest to open for girls of the Frankfort mayor declines invilation for discussion of time solulion for area. Ten Years Ago New local fire apparatus firm .making trucks ... Universal Corp. starts operation in former Boyer building . . . Buys equipment. 4-H girls of.'Cass county demonstrate skills in annual conlest at 'Washington lownsliip school. Many workers preparing for three' days ; vacation. .' , Court house and factories, to.be. closed for. the 4th of July. Twenty Years Ago A daughter w'as born in-St. Joseph'hospital to Mr. and-Mrs..Herman Foster of. 1628. Erie . Ave. About 100 men from Logansport and Cass-county have been attending the Air Raid Warden school thesV past two months. : - .. ' A flat $90 salary increase was granted school teachers .of the Logansport public schools who were taking summer .courses.... Fifty Years Ago A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. J. Mi Staffer of 219 Nineteenth St. ' Miss Fern Parrish was spending a vacation in Chicago. .The Skating and Dancing Rink at-Spencer park was open for the season. WALTER WINCH ELL Broadway and Elsewhere When asked about the form of . "No Strings" before it opened, he said: "We are trying to create a sort of freehand musical with this one. A blend of. everything; dancing, music, song and book into what we hope will look like a spontaneous bubble that's just been blown by accident" .... And' that's just what he and bpokwrit- er Sam Taylor and director Joe. Layton did so well. , . Recently Dick said: "Of .all the artistic endeavors in. this country, the most.changing, the most progressive is the musical ..theatre" •-.• . . In : a special way' he was. talking about himself. For in the theatre he" has been a restless innovator, seldom-.content to-do what's been done before, scornful of formulas, ever on the lookout for ways lo expand and enrich Ihe American musical Iheatre. .seen Zorina on the stage in London. ., . At the time lie had written Dick that she was so beautiful and danced so well, he thought they should write in a small part for her. Dick remembered the name, and when he was asked lo a.part.on the last night of brie of his trips to Hollywood and was told Zorina would be there: (she was in Hollywood ittaking "The Goldwyii Follies") he made a special effort to go. When he met her, he says, he "fe(l flat," and sent! Dwight Wiman a wire: "Small part nothing. Zorina plays the Angel." "Oklahoma!" remembers Dick so well seemed plagued wilh troubles .from Ihe beginning. Even gelling Ihe litlle money il look lo pul. on .a. show in those days was very tough. . .One of the experiences in-, his. memory that he 'relishes was the night Ihere was 'a money-raising audilion for "Oklahoma!" in Ihe ballroom of Nalalie Spencer's elaborale penthouse. Oscar Hammerstein lold the story, Alfred. Drake and Joan Roberts-sang (he songs. Dick and another pianist played them. They, did. the whole'show and'not one penny ' of backing was' raised. One of the times Dick remembers his hunch was wrong was after Ihe first act of ,th.e Broadway premiere of "I Married An Angel." (Remeftiber . ,Zorina!!) The Rodgers' were" silling in the last row of Ihe orchestra at the opening, as Ihey always do. At intermission they dashed out of their seats before the , audience . broke, scurried to the Aster-Bar*' and bemoaned, their fate* sure the show was, a flop. "Angel" was, of course^' a great and wondrous, hit. , ' Another of Dick's memories about "I Married An Angel"'that he cnjojys telling, concerns the first lime he 'ever saw Zo'riha. Dwight Wiman, who was producing "I Married An Angel," . had The one fateful memory all of us should be thankful for is Dick's memory .of the night • a .patient of his father's called his home. Ben Kaye, who was the< lawyer for the Theatre Guild, called and told Dick that the Guild was .looking for some songs for" "The Garrick Gaieties." Arrangemenls were"' made for Dick lo play some of his new. songs the next morning . . .If it had not been for that, phone call Richard Rodgers' would very likely have pursued the career that had by that lima been chosen for him.-.'.A career of selling babies' underwear. Loyal Opposition Dept.: Thanks to the Congressmen who inserted Iwo WW colyums in The Congressional Record recenlly. The honored colyums -were titled "Mr. and Mrs,' United States and all the-Ship at Sea!" (about U. S. Steel and its chief, Mr. Blough) and "Some of my Best Friends '. . ."'anecdotes from'Ihe new best-seller by thai lille. The authors are Arnold Forster and Ben. Epstein . . . ' Skewp! The Con-' gressional mail against JFK now . lops everything else . . . .The President's. G'okay. (of -aid 'to Fa. scist-Commy footsy-player Nasser) has the Liberals (who backed JFK's election), ready to te : ar out their toupees' '. V ...JFK .ordered.' CIA to get him copies of the sup posed records of payoffs made in Mhe U.S. by'the late TrUjillo. We ' are lold they • contain names of many hi-ups in ;Washingtpn. and;. elsewhere. •••... • LAFF-A-D4Y Public F o ru m The Pharos-Tribune. invites views of its readers. Each letter should not exceed 390 words and must be signed by tfie 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, Lid. . I was gratified to read your- editorial on Sunday regarding the proposed Cable TV system.. The, frenzied haste with which this deal is being -pushed to the Jerrold Corp. precludes any diligent study or comparison. . ;.. •••; Does any member of the council know the difference between an "OHM" and a. "MHO", And if not, were any of our local electronic experts brought in for consultation? If so, who? . One councilman was quoted as saying "I don't know much 'about, ' it, but I. will vote with, the majority." Now, there's some post- .live thinking by a responsible member of our city administration. We recently had the same diligent study given to the Urban Renewal debacle. Remember? I feel sure that tins newspaper would, in the public interest, be only too pleased to publish a "question and 'answer" session between a well briefed reliable reporter and the members of the council.. I foel sure, too, that if Ihe mayor will give Ihis whole matter some further thought he will realize that far from-not being involved, he has ,a moral responsibility to the citizens of this town lo make reasonably sure that they receive Ihe best possible relurn for.their, dollar, regardless of the project involved. . I have nothing against • cable 'TV. On, the contrary I' think it 1 would be ari excellent added service lo'the community, but I wish to be sure that the.council knows what it is doing before committing' Ihe town to a 25-year contract. At the moment I am ; not sure that it does. If, however, as it appears, the contract is to be given "to the Jerrold Corp.,regardless of any questions or protestations by the community,' then'it would 'seem' that' the only.recourse left to.the' citizens is 'to boycott, the whole af-, fair, and give thanks to the administration for doing an excel-, lent job, of depriving .this .city .ot an added service and an added income. James A. Dawson, 1408 Spear St., Logansport. NAME CHANGE DECIDED SOUTH NORFOLK, Va. (UPI) —Voters in two tidewater Virginia communities to be merged into the nation's second largest city in area decided Tuesday to name Reviews Of TV Shows By RICK DU BROW HOLLYWOOD (UPI) - Miss Carol Burnett, the 'human string- bean with the Kaggedy-Ann appeal, Tuesday night'wound up one of the happiest associations on television: She played her finale as a regular on 1 Garry Moore's weekly CBS show. She is not likely to forget her farewell present — an uproarious skit in. which, unknown to her, cues and lines were changed by everyone else, leaving her in. a state of comic hysteria with .the certainty that Moore and costar Durward Kirby had. flipped. Despite her panic at being left on a limb over a nationwide • hookup, however, she faked and mugged her way out of it beautifully, earning a rousing cheer from the audience, which Moore bad tipped off. In the skit, Miss Burnett finds $10,000 in a 'handbag, in a /taxi a-nd takes it home to her husband (Kirby). Kirby played it straight at first, and tilings were normal until she tried to unzip the bag, which had 'been made to stick light. She looked a little wild-eyed .and struggled with the zipper -while the audience howled. Phone tine (Jut She ran for the. phone, picked it up and found herself holding a dangling wire; It had been cut. Kirby then began reciting the lines she knew nothing about, Miss Burnett did a double-take, looking at him as if he were nuts. At this point, one of Kirby's lines was, "I must be out of my mind." "I'd say so!" Miss Burnett screamed in desperation. There was a knock at the door. She ran for.it,, opened it—and nobody was'ihere. "Who was it?" Kirby asked with straight face. "Nobody," she 'said, completely .•lost. Then Moore walked in a side door—not the one he was supposed to'enter through—and that did it. '• "What's going on?" she yelled, 'jumping up and dpwn.ih .a, state of hilarious disarray. They told her.; Moore tastefully kept his .closing •"goodbye" speech to -Miss Burnett to a few parting remarks,, but he and his star were obviously sincerely affected as they embraced' at the end. She's !becn oh" the show .four years. Left' Them Laughing Miss" "Burnett-'was ; - a honey in' her final . appearance^ She ' left '•' them laughing and^. for good measure, did- a •"•polished- song --and • dance version of "You Are' My Sunshine' 1 with Carol Haney, Miss Burnett has .said she >s leaving Moore—though she -may do occasional programs with him.' in the future—so she can widen her scope: She is at the'peak of her career. In recent-weeks, she has won an Emmy, been named favorite female vjdeo star on the TV Guide award-show and done • a special with Julie ; Andrews from Carnegie Hall. She is being mentioned to star in a Broadway musical based on . .the life of the late Comedienne Fanny Brice. And this summer she will tour with her own show in Pittsburgh, Kansas City, -Dallas, Detroit, Indianapolis and Las Vegas. How many of you remember when Moore went his own way from his old partner—Jimmy Durante? Wednesday Evening, June 27, 1962. The Channel Swim: Hugh Downs will 'be on the air IZVfc.. hours a week this fail as host of NBC-TV's "Today" and "Concentration" shows. . .Television series are being planned based on the movies "Bells Are Ringing," "Three Coins in the Fountain" and "12 O'clock High." . . • Ed Sullivan's CBS-TV .show originates Sunday from the Moulin Rouge night club in Paris. . . American and British students argue about nothing less than whether Western civilization is declining on NBC-TV's "International Championship Debate" Tuesday. Robert Morse and Carol Haney are the guest celebrities on CBS- TV's "Password." The week of July 2. . .MGM, which planned to make a movie of the book "The Rise and Fall of -the Third Reich," may turn it into- a television series. the city Chesapeake. The new city of 73,647 population, which becomes official on Jan. 17 with the merger of South Norfolk and Norfolk County, will comprise 344 square miles, ranking in area only behind Los Angeles, with 454:8 miles. (5 Ktw rutuni Sjn Jle.li, Inc., 1D02. World rlfM] nnrvid 6-Z7 "Ya can't watch me with your hands over your eyes, Mom!" PHAROS-TRIBUNE Dally (except'Satnrday* and Hollday«> «0c per week daily an* Innda? by carrier, H20JSO per year In the city of Logiuuport 40° per week by carrier ontnlde of I^ogaBTOort. By ninll on rariU route. IB Can.. Carroll,. White, .^ala»kl, Pnlton and Mlnml «oi»tlai. §12.0O per yearl ontalde trading area and within Indiana. »14.00 per yenri otit.lde Indlann, I18.0O per year. «11 mull unbucrlptlonii paynbla In adTanee. No mall «nli»crip«on« «old waere carrier eerrlce In malnt (lined. Pfcaroa entabltahed _,<g8^fc^ r=»laflK(l»Jc=> R * B< " rter .^2lJ' lbU * 11 1M4 <Blffik!qMBraE> CBHBSBS ' • Journal ertabllihed •"*»*«•»' Tribune cjtnbllnhed 1S4* 10« H4 1»W PnbUnhed dally except wntnrday aad holiday! by Pharoa-Trlbnne Jo., Inc. B17 Ba»t Brondway, Losrannport, Indiana. Entered an eecond lnn> matter at the po»t office at Locanaport, Inf., nnder the act of DREW PEARSON Merry-Go-Round WASHINGTON-The New York Herald Tribune got even with JFK last week. Just before the crucial farm vote, it plastered on page one with photos, Ihe story of a glamorous swimming-pool parly staged by the Robert F. Ke;i-. nedys at which the hostess and some of (he guests got dunked. Not all the details were reported, even by the Herald Trib, but it was the kind of party which doesn't go down well with Con. gross or a country worried over the stock market, farm surpluses, and unemployment. Southern Congressmen were especially interested in the fact that Elhel Kennedy, sister-in-law of Hie . President, twisted with Harry Belafonte, well-known Negro singer. The swimming-pool story, together with other factors, was enough to switch the harrow margin of votes which administration leaders thought were lined up for the Farm Bill. At a previous party, Teddy Kennedy, now .a candidate for the Senate in Massachusetts, got dunked in his brother Bobby's pool, then, dripping like a wet Collie dog, proceeded to invite (lie ladies to dance. At last week's swimming-pool party, Ethel .Kennedy balanced a table on a plank over one end of the pool and invited Col. John Glenn, the astronaut, and "Whiz- zer". White, newly appointed Supreme Court Justice, to sit at the table with her. Justice White wise. ly and politely declined. Colonel Glenn did not, but escaped a dunking. Arthur Schl&singer, Mrs. Kennedy, and Mrs. Spencer Davis all landed in the water, Other factors contributed to the Herald Tribune swimming-pool story. Heller-Skeller Democracy The techniques of democracy are sometimes helter-skelter. And the public which must obey the laws that Congress passes, never knows how last-minute may l>e the margins or huw important the personalities which decide and influence .the voting. In the case of the Farm Bill it was not only the Attorney General's party,, but the personality of Rep. Harold Cooley, the North Carolina Democrat who heads the House Agriculture Committee, which partly influenced the farm vote. Some called "aye" against the bill in resentment against Cooley. ("Aye" killed the bill by sending it back to committee.) They, were especially .resentful when Cooley. allotted only one minute and a half to venerable Rep. Howard .Smith of Virginia • to speak on an amendment. Growled Rep. Burr Harrison of Virginia afterward: "Limiting Howard Smith to only a minute and a half was too much to take." Five of the Virginia Democrats voted against the administration. If they had voted the other way, it would have tied the vote and let Speaker McCormack break the tie in favor of Kennedy. Quirks of Legislation There were other quirks of fate which decided ihe voting on one of the key bills of this Congress. Neal Smith, highly respected Democrat from the Iowa com belt, got mad at s.ome of the amendments and cast his vote against the administration. He faces a tough re-electicn battle with a good-looking Republican lady running against him. Alvin O'Konsky of Wisconsin was one of the few Republicans who hadi been counted on as favoring the farm bill. But though he had been instrumental in getting (he Agriculture Department to extend feed grain support prices to Wisconsin, the Agriculture Department let Sen. Bill Proxmire, who had opposed the administration on parts of the farm bill, make the announcement. Naturally, O'Konsky got mad. He voted against the administration. A vote on the bill was expected at 6 p.m. but as the debate continued, and as amendment after amendment was read by the clerk, tempers got frayed and the con- structive legislative process became impossible. Amendments were read by (he clerk and voted on without discussion. Silly Amendment One amendment by Robert Griffin, Republican of Traverse City, the cherry capital of Michigan, provided (hat (he number of personnel in the Agriculture Department should rot be larger than the number of farmers in the United Stales. Wi(h a roar the House accepted it. Even Chairman Cooley, floor manager for tha bill, concurred. Then Carl Albert of Oklahoma, the Democratic leader, got sore. He demanded a division vote. Tha amendment was defeated. Some of the debate was equally silly, as the House of Representatives, arm of the most important free legislature in the world, considered a bill which was to eliminate stockpiles and regulate one of (he most important industries in the nation. After the vote, Kenneth Birkhead, assistant to Secretary of Agriculture Orville Freeman, phoned to break the news to the man who had worked a solid year to formulaic the bill. "It was the hardest phone call," said Birdhead, "I've ever made, except when I phoned mother to say that father had died." Almanac Today is Wednesday, June 27, the 178th day of the year with 187 to follow. The moon is approaching its new phase. The morning stars are Jupiter, Mars and Saturn. The evening star is Venus. On this day in history: In 1844, a mob murdered Mormon leader Joseph Smith, and Brighara Young became head of the Mormon Church. In 1893, a major economic depression began as'prices, on the New York Slock Exchange collapsed. In 1936, President Franklin D. Roosevelt was renominated for a second term jn office by. the Democratic convention in Phila. dclphia. In 1!)50, President Harry Truman ordered U.S. naval and air forces to help repel the Communist invasion of South Korea. A thought for the day: The American philosopher, Ralph Waldo Emerson, said: "Nothing great was over achieved without enthusiasm." Quotes in the News WASHINGTON — Comedian Joey Adams, president of, the American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA.), replying to charges by Sen. John L. McClellan, D-Ark., that the union was partly responsible for indecency and depravity in nightspots: . ' "Senators, when all of this is long forgotten, Ihe members, of AGVA will still be raising mqney for charity; will slill be' bringing hope lo the despairing; and. will still be lugging at Ihe heart- slrings of people all over the world." NEW YORK—Daniel Kornblum, attorney for the Flighl Engineers International Associalion, calling an extension of a no-strike injunction against his group an infringement en Congress: . "The court, by extending the temporary injunction against striking, can nullify Ihe right to strike as granted by Congress. In effect, the court would be repealing an a«t of Congress." . BOSTON — Boston Red Sox pitcher Earl Wilson, who pitched a no-hilter against the Los Angeles: "I didn't know what I was throwing lale in the game and on, Die las;t batter I just closed my eyes and threw." HUBERT Co. © Kintr Features kyndicate, Inc., 1962. World rights reserved. WlWwLl RTCM 3. 187». MBHBIBRl AUDIT BUREAU OB* CIR.CVLAT1ONS AND UNITED PRBS» IKTJBRNATIONAI. PBAKOS-TBIBUm) National AaVrerttalBB Re»»Hmtatlmi "Dooley, you bug me! I can never tell if you're late to work or early for Lunch I"

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