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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 4

Logansport, Indiana
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Thursday, June 28, 1962
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The Pharos-Tribune Editorial Comment. Continuing Problem of Delinquency The high cost of the state's failure to get at the cause of delinquency among juveniles once more has been brought to the attention of taxpayers with the Governor's announcement that he has authorized the employment of 10 additional guards at the Indiana Boys School. At the same time that the increase in the number of guards was ordered to try to halt the recent rash of escapes, the starting pay for .work- , ers at the school was boosted from $185 to $225 per month for the night shift and from $235 to $245 for the day shift. The employment of all-of .these extra guards at the State Boys,School is further confirmation of the statement by Probation Officer .Raymond, Skelton that the big question is not,, whether we're going to : . spend the. money at all, but whether we're going to spend it the RIGHT way. Increasing the number of guards at' the Boys School certainly will '.not make the- inmates any better boys. And-:they. all.-• can't be kept penned up in the School forever. . . . So if we are ever, going- to solve some of our delinquency problems, we must soon start making an earnest endeavor to find out what causes the delinquency, and take steps to try to retrieve these boys for socic-ty before their delinquency takes them into serious trouble. . • 'WITH LAOTIANS OF LOVE,'—KHRUSHCHEV $113 Billion Travel Bill It cost the American people $113.3 billion to go places and see -things last year. More than one out of every five dollars they spent went for transportation. For planes, trains, buses, ships. and gas and oil to keep their cars going. It did not include the cost of their automobiles or of the money they spent in hotels, motels and inns. Just travel. This amazing bill was figured out by the Transportation Association of America, which includes transportation users, investors and all six modes of public transport—air, freight forwarders, highway, pipeline, railroad and water carriers. Public transport. came to $100 billion, private to $13.3 billion more. The freight bill was $44.1 billion, passenger travel $53.4 billion and government transport at least $2.5 billion. Two thirds of the freight bill went for trucking services, a fifth for railroad services, $2.8 for water carriers, more than $1 billion for pipelines, and $383 million for air cargo and mail. Highway travel, both public and private, made up the bulk of $80 billion. The most mobile people and goods on earth pay a big price for the privilege. Spoke Only to Wives: Ilya Ehrenburg, the Soviet writer'who is known in this country because he has visited here, has written the first account of the purges that wiped out the old intelligentsia in his. country. It was a time when "a man speaks frankly only to his wife—and then at night with their heads under the bedclothes," Of his survival the atheist writer concludes, "If I were a religious man, I would perhaps say that God's ways are inscrutable ... I lived in an epoch when man's fate resembled not a chess game but a lottery." He may be more a religious man than he admits. In the Past One Year Ago Change to Eastern Standard Time, growing . . . Schedule meeting in Logansport for Thursday . . .Twelve mayors expect lo defy Interstate Commerce Commission time ruling. Investigation of Lake Freeman blast continues . , . Pleasure craft was the scene of Tuesday's explosion . . . Police seek "exact cause." New Fulton county school plan is approved. Ten Years Ago Honor 45 Boy Scouts at court of honor held at Camp Buffalo. Ten from Logansport area to enter the armed forces . . . Seven go from this city; three from Rochester. Reclassification of patients at Longcliff to begin on July 1 according to Supt. Dr. John A. Larson. Twenty Years Ago Scores of Boy Scouts from Cass and Miami districts will pitch camp at Dykeman park for the annual Camporee, three days of outdoor life. 1,000 Cass county youths 18, 19 and 20 years of age were expected to register in the fifth national selective service call. The Chicago WKite Sox beat the New York Yankees in a twin bill, 6-2 and 13-1 . . . Worst defeat of the current season for the Yankees. Fifty Years Ago Boy Scouts find a Chinese laundryman Lee Wah Sing, in his shop with a badly mashed foot ... He was lying on the floor and unable to move. Another case of typhoid fever cropped out when William Flynn was reported with the disease. Miss Clara A. Adamsky and Henry H. jjpgnff»r were married by Rev. H. E. Steuhm. WALTER WINCH ELL Broadway and Elsewhere Loyal Opposition Dept: JFK is having sister-in-law trouble. He is furious at 'all the newspaper stories about the infantile tomfoolery that goes on at some Kennedy parties. Our beloved and dignified Prez feels it is injurious to his own image and dignity . . . The U. S. Senate is giving Mr. Big plenty, of U.N. problems. It bugs them that the weakest member of the U.N. has the same vole as the U.S. . . . The next-Austron- aut will be Walter 1 M. Schirra, Jr., Naval Lieutenant Commander. In the middle of July or the first week in August he will make a seven to nine orbit flight . . . Jimmy Hoffa's next court battle will be in prim New England. He will be charged with allegedly interfering with Interstate .Commerce via his Teamsters Union . . . Washington insiders 'are trying to convince Jackie's .husband that if he wants to block the Re- pub steamroller he must cut out the doubletalk and give the voters a large tax cut before 1962 Rejection Day. The Mellon family (they have a controlling interest in U. S. S(ccl) . told Steel's Mr. Bloiigh: "We are behind you 101 percent!' .-. . JFK informed NASA: "I want a Negro Astronaut" . . . This is to inform the President of the United States that Astronauts must have test pilot experience. Mr. President, there are no Negro test pilots . . . JFK asked Iiis prcssec Salinger if there isn't some way. to stop the female White House reporters from asking "silly questions" that arc usually women's page trivia at the televised press conference. Oddly, it seems, this type of questioning conies up when the tv cameras arc not working . . . GOPeople will pow-wow on Ike's Gettysburg fami (June 30) to formulate plans to give JFK his very first political defeat in the 1962 balloting. Sccofstate Rusk's coded cables to the President give him the news that Khrushchev "is willing" to agree to halt the supply of_nuclear weapons lo any more~ria- tions. In brief: "Them that has, has. There ain't no more" . . . Caroline's daddy has given, the Dept. of Defense ttte go-light to land 3,000 U. S. Marines on Thailand for "training, purposes." . This will be duplicated in many Soulh Asian countries.. (The code name for the maneuvers, is "op-, eration warmup") . . . U.. S. Am- -bassador to France has notified El Morocco's one-time Oh, you kid guy-that DeGaulle has told Prince Ranier that he will not recognize his and Grace Kelly's son Albert as successor to the throne if the Prince abdicates. The next ruler of the Monaco principality will be a blood relative: Comptesse De Gaumont La Force . . . He is a French citizen and would put Monaco under French control. Translation: Meaning the end of Monaco as a tax haven . . . White House insiders say His Holiness, Ihe Pope, is now gravely ill, The next Senator McClellan Investigating Committee frontpage* will throw its spot-lightning at the sub-contractors. Who allegedly get smaller business men to do the work and make the investments —while they become multi-millionaires (Some of America's best known companies can start having the shivers) . . . The New Orleans Bourbon Street French Quarter "B Girls" are no longer being obscene, They know the McClellan Committee's investigators are headed thal-a-way . . . Mr. Khrushchev now has more undercover agenls in Red China than he has in these Uniled Stalest The Other Side of the Argument Dept: "Manvillc, N. J. Dear Mr. W.: You used to write a good column once. What hapjicned? Lately your column sounds like a broken record; all you write about is tho President and his family. (Editor's note: When ho writes about Mrs. Kennedy and the tots, it is always with affection) ... A person gets sick and tired of. the same old line. Are you jealous of the President, or are you a sour grape Republican? If you tlu'nk you could do better job why don't you, run for President instead of just writing knocks about it? Wise up and give us some decent news, and not something that sounds like a grudge fight. An Independent. — J. A. Brown." LAFF-A-D4Y Chuckles in The News ; By United Press International DON'T BE SHY LONDON (UPI) — The British National Bedding Federation today advised women shoppers they shouldn't' be reluctant to lie down on a store bed they intend to purchase. "Ask the salesman if you can't borrow a pillow," the federation added. '; SOME ADVICE TAMPA, Fla. (UPI) - The following Independence Day safety motto is displayed in the window of a local liquor store : "Be safe on the 4th—Stay home with a fifth." ' NOT TOO "COLD" OAKLAND, Calif. (UPD-PauI Garcia was granted an interlocutory divorce Wednesday on a claim lhat his wife was "cold and indifferent." The couple has eight children. NO CHEST PROBLEMS PORTLAND, Ore. (UPI)—Dagmar, a comedienne noted for her ample proportions, Wednesday, offered one woman's view on smoking and cancer. "I smoke heavily," she told a reporter, "but frankly I have never had any trouble with my chest." BRIDGE REPORTED STOLEN SPRINGFIELD, 111. (UPD- State Finance Director James Ronan reported Wednesday that someone stole from a scrap yard a dismantled 60-ton bridge. Quotes From the News By United Press .International I/ANUS OESTE,. Argentina- Mrs. Nicomedes Suarez, celebrating her 100th birthday: "My doctor has forbidden, me cigars, but he lets me-smoke my pipe." WASHINGTON-'President Kennedy, at his news conference, answering a query about "too many Kennedys" in politics: ' "I come from a big family and they're all interested in pubEc He." RAVENNA, Ohio-Sharon Whittaker, 17, explaining wliy she painted a wounded American eagle: .<•..' "The eagle is -half dead because of the worry and strife going on in the country because of things like crime and poverty and religious decay and te Communist influx." PROTESTS, IMPRISONMENT ' WASHINGTON ' (UPI) ' - William Jovanovich of Harcourt, Brace and World, publishers, told the Senate internal security subcommittee Wednesday the, gov-. ernment should protest Yugosla-, via's imprisonment of writer Milovan Djflas. Djilas was jailed after: Harcourt, Brace and World, published in this country his book "Conver- 'sations With Stalin." Reviews Of TV Shows By RICK »U BROW HOLLYWOOD (UPI) - Watching Jerry Lewis host the "Tonight" show this week, I kept wishing Dean Martin were up there with him again to tone him down and make him play the underdog once more. Lewis is much more sympathetic as an underdog than as an important fellow. For that reason, he has put on another of his Jekyll and Hyde in-person performances as guide of NBC-TV's insomniac special. At times, his comic instinct has been explosively funny. But at other times, he has been oppressively loud and tasteless. One night, he was magnificent when, informed, that he should do a commercial, he showed a major movie star's disdain for the advertisers upon whom lesser television luminaries depend. He 'held up a carton of cigaretts so that all the'packs fell out. "If you 'wanna smoke* that much, that's your business," he said. Embarrassing At Times Later in the show, however, ha was embarrassing and discourteous when, introducing some Miss Universe contestants from foreign, nations, he purposely. fouled up their names and ventured into low religious 'comedy to, get' , laughs. :;•:,;. ... He seems afraid to" let the" public see too much of. hjs, warm and sympathetic side, which is there, is genuine and is flattering to him. He admits his/main movie audience is children — who may prefer the other side — but "Tonight" devotees are a different element. It's pretty tough, of course, for a fellow not to be seduced mentally by a fawning coterie Of followers who keep feeding one's ego, praise one's judgment and equate popular success with excellence. (Lewis is no fool, but his self- absorption is telling. He had, for instance, a wonderful opportunity on his first show for some adult intimacy and intriguing small talk when his pleasant and youthful father, singer Danny Lewis, was a guest. Jerry opened beautifully. "Tell me, dad, how's your wife?'" he said. Too Busy Talking He then went on to tell, with justifiable pride, about how talented his father was and how much he was influenced by—and learned from — him. I am sure many others beside myself would have enjoyed hearing his father lell some stories about Jerry's younger days. But Jerry let the opportunity slip. He was too busy talking. Several times, the very idea that he could be interrupted by the program's station breaks visibly upset him. He was cut off 'anyway. You could sympathize with him, but it must be frustrating to know that not even Jerry Lewis can alter a network schedule. Lewis' most charming moment came when he told how he went about buying a big boat. You simply go to a boat store, he explained. It was fine storytelling, and controlled. Oldtime comedian Stan Laurel, whom Lewis adores, once told this viewer Jerry is the funniest man of Iris generation if his entertaining matures. Maturity implies control. And control is almost as important a quality for a clown to have as being sympathetic. Thursday Evening, Juno 28,1962. . The Channel Swim: Silent film star Harold Lloyd guests on NBC- TV's daytime "Play Your Hunch" show Friday,, .Sophia Loren, who was to have played opposite ABC- TVs' Vincent (Ben Casey) Edwards in the movie "The Victors," bowed out. Ed Sullivan guests with host Jerry Lewis tonight on NBC-TV's "Tonight" program. ABC-Ty's "Focus 'on America" studies heart attacks July 25. NBC-TV repeats its musical biography of Florenz Ziegfeld, narrated by Joan Crawford, July 22, •Pay^V starts in Santa Monica, Calif., 1 in September, 1963. NBC- TV's "The Lively Ones," a summer series 'hosted by Vic Damone, offers Peggy Gee, Woody Herman and the Dave Brubeck quartet on its premiere July 26. Quotes From The News .BIBMJNG-HAM, Ala. - Park Supt Frank Wagner, explaining that status seeking among the monkeys was causing a spate of medical bj']ls for zoo keepers: "Apparently one of the best ways to ; win status is to try to :bite the keeper," PHAROS-TRIBUNE Dally <eaccept -Saturday* aad Holiday*) 4O0 per week dally and ' gnndnj by carrier, «SO.80 per .year 1» the «Ity of, Loisamport 40o per week by • carrier ontuld* of I,o«a«n)ort. By mall on rnrnl 'route* In Can*, Carroll, Wklte, Pnlankl, Fulton and Miami eontlex, »12.0O per yean out Bide trading area ana within' Indiana, U4.00 p« year) ont.Ide Indiana, tJ.S.OO par yen. Ul mail anhierlptloM payable IB adTum. No mall nutucrlptloBa aold wh.«> carrier lerrle* to t»al»- talned. Pharra e«tablUh«d 1844 Journal entabliiiked 184* 196 114 ••porter e*«a*ll«ke« ' 188P Tilbnne enrtablUaed DREW PEARSON Merry-Go-Round WASHINGTON-The first job Arthur Goldberg ever had was carrying piles of shoe boxes between stores on the streetcars of Chicago when he was 12 years old. His father was an immigrant from Russia and the family's survival depended in part on Arthur's "work. The last job Goldberg had was sitting 36 hours at a stretch trying to persuade, argue, cajole and knock the heads of recalcitrant labor leaders into realizing that leatherbedding is against the best interests of the United States. He is now working for Uncle Sam and the survival of the nation's economy depends in part on his work. In between these two jobs, Arthur Goldberg has been working* for the Trade Union movement and for his fellow men. During the war he as ^he OSS executive who organized the Trade Union Movement of Europe into a little know but highly effective network cf sabotage and . espionage behind the Nazi lines. Through the transport workers of Belgium, the railroad conductors of Czechoslovakia, the seamen of Holland he got priceless information on what was happening, in occupied Europe. The Trade Union 'Movement was working together against Hitler. After the war, as a labor attorney, he negotiated some of the best contracts for the steelworkers—in the days when steelworkers were underpaid and steel profits were booming. Is Boldberg Anti-Labor? Currently, it is reported that labor is down on Goldberg, that its .leaders consider him loo tough in negotiating on the other side of the table. He has forgotten labor's point of view, it's said. This, I can report, is not true of George Meany, Walter Reuther, Joe Keenan and the dedicated leaders of labor trained in the belief that labor's goal is to elevate the welfare of man. But it is true of those leaders who put the interest of their union ahead of the welfare of their country and would lie up a segment of the country in order to put their union ahead of a rival union or preserve jobs long outmoded by technical progress. This is the real bind in Ihe flight engineers' strike against Pan. Americ'an and Eastern Airlines today. It is also the issue in the railroad controversy 'and it is partly why ne.wspapers have been folding up around the United States. There was a time when newspapers could afford featherbedding and the made-work rules which require an 'ad already in matrix form to be set in duplicate by a union typesetter, then thrown away. , . There was also a time when the railroads could afford to have a fireman, no longer busy shoveling coal, sit idle beside a diesel engine; or when the airlines could afford a flight engineer in addition to the regular flight cre\v. But not today. Today, too many advertising dollars are . sucked away from newspapers by television to keep an inefficient paper in business. Too many trucking dollars are sucked away from the railroads to keep inefficient railroads in business. And loo many foreign air dollars are sucked away from American lines to keep a featherbedded airline in business. John L. Lewis's Philosophy This column, incidentally is written by one of the oldest members of the Newspaper Guild who has long championed the rights of workingmen — when they were rights. When the Guild was organized it got help from a gnarled, veteran of many labor battles, John L. Lewis, who helped sell Franklin Roosevelt on the idea of protect- ir:-- Vbor's then badly neglected ri,>. to organize by inserting Section 7 (A) in the NRA Law. That was when labor's shirttail was out and dragging on the ground. Today labor leaders rid« 'in Cadillacs. But John L. Lewis, the old Welshman who has lived through the wars of bloody Minco County, West Virginia, and (he shooting feuds of southern Illinois, will tell you that you can't stop progress. When machines were made to replace his miners and when mine locomotion was devised to replace mules, John L. never championed featherbedding. Ha argued that you couldn't stop progress. He knew that the country would not stand for it,. any more than the country will stand for it today. And no one can ever challenge the fact that John L, Iiewis was not dedicated to the cause of the working miner any more than they can challenge Arthur Goldberg's devotion to the cause of the workingman today. Labor-Go-Rouml Secretary Goldberg is rapidly working himself away from one of the most coveted jobs in the United States — The Supreme Court. It was made known early in the Kennedy Administration that he was No. I on the list to fill the first Court vacancy. But when that vacancy occurred, Goldberg was engaged in settling a strike. The President, understand- ibly, passed him up. Now there's a wise-crack around the White House that if labor troubles continue Arthur will never get on the Court. Almanac By United Press International Today is Thursday, .Tune 28, the 179th day of the year with 186 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 hislory: In 1902, the United States bought the uncompleted Panama Canal from France. In 1914, (he spark that fired World War I was ignited when a Serbian fanatic assinated the archduke of Austria-Hungary. In 1919, the treaty of Versailles was signed in France ending World War I. In 1945. Gen. Douglas MacAr- ihur announced the' rcconquest of Luzon in the Philippines. A thought for the day: The French poet, Charles Baudelaire, wrote: "To be a great man and a saint for oneself, that is the one important thing." PRAYER RULING ATTACKED MONTGOMERY, Ala. (UPI)— The Alabama Legislature W e d n e s d ay unanimously approved a resolution attacking the U.S. Supreme Court ruling to ban compulsory school prayers as a "diabolical departure from ths American way of life." The resolution asked Congress to pa.ss a constilutional amendment "overriding this decision and guaranteeing to Ihe children of this nation the right to prayer in our schools." 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, PImros-Tribune, Logansport, Ind. HUBERT "It's true I wasn't paying much attention to the light. I was just noticing how handsome , you look in your uniform." Pnbllihed dully except tmtarday avd holldayc »T P»aro«-Trlb<iiMj. Co., Inc. BIT Ba«t Broadway, Lovimiport, ladlana. Entered u MOMMI claim matter at the po»t ofltee at LoBaaiport, IB*., nadw the act ef Hare* 3. 1ST*. MEMBERl AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATION* AJtD CMITUD PUBS* UTTBRNATIONAL Xattnal AdTertUdaB BwMMntMiTM I i • I I I ^^ ^F \ • I I I — 7—* i * r . i, 1 '* i 'l \ ' , x ^S>JT^ a *** 1> ? v I' W V**fWj C-^B ^ Kjng y ea t urGa Syndicate, Inc., 1062. World rights reserved. •1 see. Miss Frisby Js home from college."

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