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Monday Evening, November 18, 199T. THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE PROGRAM FOR IOGANSPORT 1. An Adiquoti Civic C*nt*r X An A<i«quat« Stwag* Dupotal Sy>l»m I. Suffiictnt Parking Facilititi Policy Is the Key Reports from abroad have clearly indicated that Russia gained and the United States lost prestige because of the launching of the sputniks. However, the earth satellites were not the only factors in this shift of minds and attitudes. Prior to Sputnik I, America did not lead Russia in prestige in many countries. For some time, serious observers have warned that American prestige was declining in many parts of the world. These warnings were dismissed and sometimes treated as false. Quite a few Americans did not care. Possibly, it took two sputniks and fear about probable Russian possession of intercontinental ballistic missiles to impress on some of our fellow citizens the fact that American prestige abroad is politically important. All too frequently, Americans have sought to win prestige by favoring a policy of getting ourselves liked, especially through the exporting of a non-controversial and often stereotyped image of America and Americans. By and large, the idea was to export an image of a happy America, fabulously rich, skilled and technologically advanced, an America which should be liked because it has a system which permits it to be a rich country where workers drive automobiles. This kind of propaganda creates envy, and when the image representing this propaganda is refuted or wrecked, the envy comes to the surface. Policies are more important than propaganda. People abroad, especially in countries wracked by misery and poverty, do not want America "sold" to them; they want to know how American actions and policies will affect their lives. We were almost in danger of going hog- wild with an irrelevant notion of "selling" America. Perhaps now, our officials and "salesmen" of American will skow more sense. A Matter of Choice Never in all history has there been another era which offered so many . means of escape from the troubling problems of daily living. Never before has it been as easy as it is now for men and women to seek relief from their problems in the varied stimuli of entertainment and diversion. Music is available in profusion. Reading material of all sorts floods in upon us. That miraculous and disturbing little box called television stands ready to entertain at the flick of a switch. If that does not please us we can go out to the movies. Our technology provides an astonishing variety of games .and sports equipment. It is not suggested, by any means, that this is a bad thing. On the contrary, we who live in this era should be grateful for the unprecedented wealth of entertainment and stimulation that surrounds us. As is the case with many other benefits, however, there are atr tendant responsibilities. The responsibility, here, is that of selection. "What we choose to do with our leisure time — what, in truth, we feed mind and heart—will eventually determine to a large extent the sort of people we become. The man who fills his mind with froth and trivia, who shies away from books and music and drama with any depth of meaning, cannot expect to develop understanding. To the degree that he confines himself to what is frivolous and cheap, or merely entertaining, he reduces his stature as a human being. What it boils down to is that when we open the treasure chest, we should choose from it with care. IN THE PAST One Year Ago Sons were born at St. Joseph's hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Morris. 1122 North Third street; and Mr. and Mrs. Larry Lewis, 1405 High street. The National Guard Armory was picked as the site for the third annual Junior Chamber o£ Commerce auto show. Mrs. Villa D. Douglas, 80, of 911 State street, died at St. Joseph's hospital. Ten Years Ago The Rev. Benjamin F. Schumaker became pastor of St. James Lutheran church. Mary Bender, 76, died at her home at 1024 Twentieth street. Ethel Nice was appointed Cass coimty horn* demonstration agent. :! Champ was elected president of the Cass county Council for .Christian Education. Twentv Years Ago Bids for a $5,000 addition to the courthouse were opened by county commissioners, James Boyle, 79, of Peru, died after an illness of one year. About 600 persons were expected at the annual Cass county Home Economks clubs Achievement Day. Fifty Years Ago Emmett Simmons, head sawyer at Wyatt's at Camden, lost four, fingers from his left hand in Et saw. A ten piece orchestra was formed at Walton by Professor D. M. Carson. Logansport high school's football team lost to Wolcott, 12-0 in a morning game there: A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Reed, of Burlington avenue. Walter J. Brown, 53, a well know local painter, died at his home. Drew Pearson's MERRY-GO-ROUND MOSCOW MULE Drew Pearson Says: Air Force officers fight and forget without racial incident; Stevenson cool toward cooperation with Kcpubli- cans; Demos regent GOP blaming them for missle lag. WASHINGTON. A dice game at an Air Force officers club at Middletown, Pa., might have created a. serious racial incident the other day, but| good sense on the! part of two offic-J ers patched things] up. The incident oc-l curred when Maj.J Gen. George; Acheson, Comrnanderl of Olmstead Air I Force Base, slug-I ged a Negro oft'i-i cer, Capt. Johrf VV. Read. Officers on ac-i tive duty had gathered for what they called a "dining-in" affair,which consisted of dinner, drinking, and recreation. The recreation consisted chiefly of a dice game. Captain Head kept stopping the dice game. As the dice were rolled, he kepi; calling, "stop the game." This, under the rules, he had a right to do three times on each point, as long as the dice were actually in motion and had not come to a stop. General Acheson, no relation to the' former Secretary of State, seemed to think that Read was doing this too often and also calling out after • the dice had come to a stop so 'that he could see whether they favored him. He was also putting his hand over the dice. Acheson told Captain Read to quit obstructing the game. The Negro made some remark that his money was in the game, too. Finally the commanding officer walked round the table and told Captai^ Read to his face: "Now look, I have told .you two or three times not to do that. You have been covering the dice with your hands and that's cheating. If I have to tell you once more Captain Rend muttered under his breath. Without further ceremony, the General slugged the Captain. Captain Head, when queried, refused to s.dmit that the incident took place. He said General Acheson lias a good record and he would say nothing to hurt his career. .General Acheson was asked: "We understand there was a dining-in-affair at Olmstead on November 6." "Yep," lie replied. "And that it consisted of dinner, drinking, and recreation in the form of a dice game." "Yep" was the General's frank reply. "And we learned that you hit and knocked down Capt. John W. Read." "No, I bounced one off his chin." The General then described the incident quite frankly, admitted both had -been drinking but were not drunk, explained that it was a remark, which got him sore. He said that Read had come • around the next day and apologized The General told him to forget about it. Acheson described Read as a "fine officer." • Both officers have good records. Of course, dice and liquor can sometimes muss up a record, but it's a tribute to relations in the Air Force thai an incident of this kind' could lake place without arousing racial passions. Unhappy AtHai Nobody around Adlai Stevenson, including Adlai himself, is very happy about his conference with John Foster Dulles, and some of his friends are urging him not to get hooked up with What they describe as-the "floundering" Eisenhower Administration. They point out that at the same time Dulles invited • Sevenson to Washington, 'ihe Republican National Committee is mailing out reams of propaganda accusing the Democrats of starting two World Wars and warning that Democrats are not qualified to lead the Nation with two Russian Sputniks in the skies. Simultaneously, Meade Alcorn, GOP National chairman, has been working up the alibi that the guided missle lag is because the Democrats cut missle research from 1942-47. Stevenson's friends also point out that when Roosevelt wanted Republican cooperation prior to Pearl Harbor, he personally invited Frank Knox, former GOP candidate for Vice President, to be Secretary of the Navy, and Henry L. Stimson, former Secretary of State under Hoover and Secretary of War under Taft, to be his Secretary of War. Their responsibilities were great and duties were definite, not nebulous as that of an adviser to the Secretary of State. When Adlai first met with Dulles on October 25, Dulles had written out a press Telease announcing that Stevenson would become an adviser. He was all set to consider the whole business finished. . Stevenson, however, pointed out two things: 1, if -he did not agree with the Dulles program for NATO he would do the administration a disservice by being in the position where he would have to express that disagreement; or, 2, if he dis- , agreed and then kept quiet he would do himself a disservice. That was why he wanted to study the administration's NATO plan in advance. So he told Dulles to prepare the administration's position for the Paris meeting and that he, Stevenson, would then tell him whether he could go along with. it. In effect he said: "I can't tell you what your policy should be, but I'll be glad to tell you if I think you're wrong." Note—one thing that works against Democratic cooperation is the fact that, though Roosevelt invited Wendell Willkie to the White House and Truman invited Herbert Hoover, Eisenhower has not yet •invited either Stevenson or Truman for a personal talk. In the last few days, Eisenhower took time to talk with John Schapiro, owner of the Laurel Race track, • took time out to "dedicate the atomic energy building, address • the FBI school, and play several rounds of golf, but would not take time to confer with Stevenson or Truman though both were in or near Washington. SPUTNIK BUSINESS BOOMING TOKYO (UP) — The Soviet launching of two earth satellites has become a windfall for Japa- ness telescope dealers, women's accessory makers and the sale of real estate on Mars. Department stores report brisk business in the sale of telescopes, women's accessory makers are doing well with rocket-shaped ornaments, and the Japan Space Travel Association of Tokyo — "sole agent" for real estate on Mars — reports it is swamped with orders. LAFF-A-DAY Angelo Patfi Nation Gives Thanks for All Blessings "And what Thou most desirest, -A humble, thankful heart," runs the old Thanksgiving hymn. That was what the Pilgrim Fathers had to offer on that long-ago Thanksgiving Day and they gave it in full measure. It must have been one of 'those lovely October days that New England alone knows in the fall of the year. The harvests are in; the trees are dressed for a party occasion in reds -and golds or . unspeakable splendor; the grapes hang in purple clusters and the nuts fall among the russet leaves that cover the ground with a golden carpet 'which the sun lights to a golden glory. A perfect setting for an October feast. The P i 1 g r i m s' Thanksgiving feast was in celebration of the harvest and to God they gave thanks for it. Here today the harvest is in, the richest most prolific, most varied in all the world. The wheat bins are'full to overflowing; 'he corn is in great heaps and the•lowering silos are brimful of feed :for the thousand flocks and herds •ihat stand hock-deep in lush pastures. Red-cheeked apples beyond count perfume the air and cover •the roadside stands with a bloom 'brighter than the roadside flow- IBTS. And the turkey's plump and full flavored, are waiting for the feast to begin. Soon the trains, the planes, the cars win be speeding men, women and children toward the old home- place, where: gray-haired fathers and mothers keep watch at the windows for their returning children. Thanksgiving Day is the day when the family gathers around the table united once more to greet one another and recite the happenings of their days, while Mother and Father sit and beam upon their vchildrer,' and grandchildren. Every heart is full of the joy and the thankfulness the Day inspires. Truly, we in this beloved land ' have much to be thankful for on this day. We are a land of peace . and plenty. We know the blessings of. freedom. We enjoy the liberties of a free people under God and to God be the thanks, not in pride of our accomplishments but in gratitude and all humility to Divine Providence for protection, beneficience, love. • Our forefathers, the Pilgrims, who first set this day apart had so little'where we have so much yet their • grateful thanks rose in Jiymn of praise for what they •knew'to be wondrous good. Following in. their way, let us on this Thanksgiving Day forget and wants that are unfulfilled, any complaints about our lot and in Pilgrim fashion, in all humility 'and gratitude, give thanks for the good we aH enjoy. Happy Thanksgiving! ' QUOTES IN NEWS Walter Winchell Broadway and Elsewhere Broadway Rockets Bing Crosby walkout on the Dec. llth TV special (for the sponsor who dropped Bob Hopci will bring a million suit from agenll Ken Later. . .In-l grid Bergman toldl the world only al few months ago:! "I probably loved I Roberto from the! first time I saw! his pictures. II felt as though l| had known him! for years. He waE|[ easy to talk to and! .intercsTlng to listen to. Most of all he was alive, and he made me feel alive" . . . Kim Novak is doing the intellectual bit.' Reading scads of books. Her favorite is Wolfe's "You Can't Go Home Again". . .Julie London's dachshunds are named Jose anil Rosemary. . .Gisele MacKonzie's snapper when n fan asked her: • «'\vby do you call your dogs by German names?" "Because they're German! What should I call them, FIfi and Fido?" . . . The quote of the week is Mitzi Gaynor's: "I sleep in a king-size bed because I dance in my sleep and I need the space." something to talk about each morning." • Near 1,000th Traffic Death In Indiana Indiana may register its 1,000th traffic fatality of 1957 today. Two multiple-death weekend crashes claiming the lives of five persons boosted the toll since Jan. i to at least 998 and rain- slick highways may add to the fatality roster t<jday. Three persons were killed in a Clinton County crash, two others in Noble County. They were the only fatal highway collisions in the 54-hour weekend period—the third consecutive week that the toll was held to five or less. Harry C. Carmac, 39; his wife, Margaret, 45, and Charles Purci- ful, 80, all of Frankfort, were injured fatally in a two-car crash four miles north of Clinton Sunday. Mrs. Carmac was killed outright, her husband died three hours later in Clinton County Hospital at Frankfort, and Purciful died early Monday. A car skidded broadside into a tree Saturday, killing William B, Sanders, 46, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Violet A. Elder, 48, Bloomyale, Ohio. The accident occurred 'one mile north of Laotto on Ind. 3 in Noble County. (Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.) By UNITED PRESS WASHINGTON — Adlai E. Stevenson, on arriving here for bipar- .tisan- conferences with Secretary of State Dulles aimed at strengthening the Western alliance: "(America's allies) need us and we need them more than ever and .1 am here to help if I can to bring about a closer military and political association through NATO." WASHINGTON — Sen. George D. Aiken (ft-Vt.), in criticizing newly-appointed government foreign affairs consultant Adlai Stevenson for signing a Democratic Party policy statement critical of the Eisenhower administration: "I think they (Democrats) made it pretty clear that foreign policy will be a,major issue in the next congressional election." WASHINGTON - Sen. John L. McClellan'OD-Ark.), in saying he thought the use of federal troops in the Little Rock racial, crisis set a precedent that may plague the present or future administrations: "If every time .a court order is 'disobeyed, we decide to enforce it by sending federal troops in to do the job at the point of bayonets, then we are leading to.. .a military government in this country." Selfishness is by no means limited to the "only child." Parents will find help in overcoming selfishness and other undesirable traits in Dr. Patri's leaflet P-22, "Relationship to Other Children." To obtain a coify, send 10 cents in coin to him, c/o this paper, P. O. Box 99, Station G, New York 19. N. Y. • NEW YORK - W. C. Handy, composer of the "St. Louis Blues," •at an 04th birthday celebration attended by throngs of wellwishers at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotelr "What a night this is. This is something that lets me know I'm on the right track." HOLLYWOOD — Esther Williams, on her third separation from husband Ben Gage: "The separation was agreed to by Ben and me to work out our problems without upsetting the harmony of our home." PHAROS-TRIBUNE I>nlly (except Satnrdnyii, Simdnya anil Holidays) 35c per vrcck dnlly •nd Snndfly by carrier*, 918.20 per year. By mail on rnnil route* In CHNK, Cnrroll, White, Pulnfllif, Fulton ant) MJnml conntle*, 910.00 per year; «m<Hld» trnflInK area and within Indlnnn, 931.00 per year; olitftlrle In- illniia, 918.00 per year. All mnl] Buhncrlptloitfl pnynhle In advance. No mnll subscription* «old fvhere carrier service im maintained. Reporter established 1888 Tribune established 1007 114 ® IS >7. Ki"f Fomto S;o<ikX., Int., World lijhu tatnti "You're fired!" Phnros estnbllshed 1844 Journal established 1S40 Published dnlly except Saturday and hollclnj-, by Plmron-Trlbunc Co., Inc., KIT Enst Broadway, LoBnnsport, Indiana. Entered tin Mcond clMNM mutter lit the pout ofllc* mt Loynnfiport. Ind.. under the aet of ' March 3, 1871). AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS AND UNITED PRESS PHAROS-TRIBUNE National Advertising RepreientntlTU Imlmnit Newspaper Representative* Gia Scala in "Don't Go Near *he Water" looks like Movj«ville's next big sigh-inducer. Jet tresses, emerald orbs and a dreamy torso . .Truman Capote (in the New Yorker mag) discloses that M. Brando is "nearly broke". . . Most exciting and timely show in town is at the Hayden Planetarium. . .Ava Gardner portrays the Duchess of Alba in the film biog of Goya. . .People Today mag looks better because it includes Jackie Loughery's likness. A Girl . . The murderous villian ii Wednesday night's "WW File" on Channel 7 is not the -tough guy Jie played. He is Tol Avery of San Francisco, the operator of Coronet of California, a large chain of self-improvement courses. Before you get rich, read the Ladies Home Journal's piece on Teddy Nadler, the tv quiz champ. The Big Dough made him an unhappy, home-owner. . .Pres'.ey wilt pay taxes on about S3 million this year. . .Audrey Hepburn's upcoming movie has a provocative title: "Tlie Black Virgin of Gold Mountain". . .Cary Grant got $300,000 from "Pride and the Passion" plus 10 percent of the gross. . fl?olly Bergen, the dolly, is a whiz pool player. . .Shirley Maclainc-'s con- Orib to the Dinah Shore show made you wonder why she isn't seen more often. . .That dirty word "kickbacks" is causing larger milk orders from th« Madison Ave. ulcer set. Bargain Dcpt: A Fifth Aye. shop is selling a suit of armor for $3000 . . .A newsmag's educational note: "Putzi" means "little fellow" in Bavarian dialect. . ."Thcs Story of ManRlnd" movie tells the history of civilization In 95 minutes . . .How previous can you get? An Esquire essay strives to pick the winner in the 1960 Presidential election. . .Vcra Miles, who was runner-up in the Miss America sweepstakes, is one of Hollywood's brighter twinklcrs. The winner that year is now in obscurity. . .Why readers are dizzy: U. S. News- World Report contends tho U. S. is now taking the lead in big missiles while Life insists "we ar.e still lagging in ballistic missiles". Ginger Rogers owns a large chunk of Oregon. Over 700 acres . .Rossellir.i's romeoing -nas reported via our newscast '.'. years ago. Ingrid finally ran out of patience. . .B, Crowther, th* N. Y. Times film critic, sighed: "Brigitte Bardot is a startlingly shaped little actress, as impudent as an April breeze, ready to exercise her _ catnip to the full extent of the ' law." Bosley!. . .If you enjoy happy sounds, spin Roy Hamilton's "Golden Boy" disc. . .In Celluloidia, a star is considered one who can make a flicker a box-office click, even if it's a stinker. . Actress Joanne Woodward's common-sense:: "The only way you can decide if you should get mar. ried is to imagine having breakfast with that one man every morning for fifty years and having Ella Kazan's accurate size-up: "In teevee all you get Is conventionalism, that optimism and cltarm. A lot of Schrafft hostesses" . . .The scarcity of click spoofs this season reminds us of playwright Harry Kiirnitz' crack: "I am superstitious. I feel if a play is a comedy an<I the audience doesn't laugh, (hat's hail luck". . . "My Fair Lady" producer Herman Levin still can't believe his happy fortune. Describes liis bonanza as "a flash of sanity". . .1545-47 Broadway, where many of (lie top producers have their offices, is very disillusioning. Small, shabby rooms. . .This is show biz: Equity lias 9500 members. At the height of the season, Broadway offers jobs for about 1500 performers. Arthur Laurents, who wrote the book for "West Side Story.'"observed: "There are two good reasons for a playwright to venture into musical theatre, ar.d one is money." The other is yenom. . . The owner of a legit theatre gels 30 percent of the show's weekly gross. . .Each season, the Broadway shows attract a total audience of 1,500,000. A teevee show with such an audience would perish in a week, . .William Saroyan's goldwynism: "My writing is careless because it is my writing, and (hat's the end of it. If and when my writing stops being careless, then it will no longer be careless". . . Rossellini's "Open City" (he made it before he met his recent wife) had a Nazi named Bergman, whose collaborator was called Ingrid. A show that cost $25,000 to produce a decade ago, now costs $100,000. . .Don't scorn movie mags because of tlteir "Bing ar.d Kathy Won't Wed" yarns. They go tx> press months in advance. . .Thus far, the show season's humpty dumpty cost exceeds S3 million . . .Alex Segal, who turned in a good job staging "Compulsion,". Js a graduate of Teevee U. . .Anna Marie Alberghetti's song-selling at the Waldorf is worth keeping close to the ears, especially the way she croons a lullaby. . .Give Stan Freberg's "Wunnerful, Wunnerful" a whirl. Sure is Wunnerful. . -I know "Wake Up Little Susie" is a hit song. To me, it's strictly wasted sounds. Sorrrece. . .The more you watch Jack Paar, the more he reminds you of Jack Benny. Milton Berlc's "Songs My Mother Loved" album is good listening. Stresses strings. . .The efforts of 7 gagsmiths go into the Phil Silvers tv-liaha. . .Shirley Temple's film oldies retain much of their original charm. They have the enduring quality of fairy tails. . . The "huh?" of the month comes from Time mag's film critic, who wrote: "Almost everything that could be done wrong the movic- produdtion, -and yet somehow the makers have done wrong In this pictures come out remarkably right". . .Nothing more melancholy Ihan a current 2nd rato flicker that wastes Ethel Barrymorc. Such talent abuse is almost cruninal. . . 'Giggle for people in Hollywood: Dcsilu producer Bert Grand's definition: "Television is revenge for all the easy years in pictures." MARTINEZ POSTS TKO HOLLYWOOD (W) — Vince Martinez may think he's a cinch to win the vacant welterweight championship, but Ramon Tisca- rcno's manager will tell you he. doesn't stand an outside chance. Manuel Dros, unimpressed with Martinez's sixth-round technical knockout over Tiscareno Saturday night at Hollywood Legion Stadium, said he figures. Martinez will end up dead last in the scheduled 147 pound elimination tournament. POLICE ROUT MARCHERS PARIS (UP)— Two hundred veterans of the French Resistance blocked the entrarice to a Paris theater where a play by an executed' World War II collaborator was being presented Sunday night. Truckloads of police dispersed the demonstrator before the play "The Queen of Cesaree" by Robert Brasillach started. HUBERT "Could I see it oa"£he dummy again, please?'

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