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Logansport, Indiana
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Friday, June 29, 1962
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The Pharos-Tribune Editorial Comment. FROM OTHER PAPERS— j •"" .™«BBBBO». I.' f --IUII- rlln-l-T- 1-fLI-HT -""~~. ' J-_' • '"_ More About For years, standardized V intelligence tests have .beeii';%iveh in the nation's schools. "I.Q,",'has-long been pi familiar term in 1;he-language. In some cities,' ohilclren 'now- ,>ake an average of five -.psychological, or intelligence tests during. the' cour.se 'of,' a school year. $he...purpoSje",;is! to gain a -profile of a^child'^'.,native/abilities and his mental-to&altjv'jp -servei as a basis against whic'h\i;oj.j.uage;his actual and potential performarice;in' school. Now, an invest.igatio'ri is, being undertaken to see\;;just ; iyhat' effect/.; these tests themselves^haye • on/chilr dren, and also parents-- 'arid•' teachers. • There is strong evidence that the. very. act of testing works subtle changes upon the tested. • ; A $333,000 grant from the. Carnegie Corporation to the Russell,Sage Foundation will explore such questions as: 1, How does a child's attitude to-ward these tests influence his attitude toward study? Will an indication of, low ability spur him on to make up for it by hard work, or will it do just the opposite? .'..' : ;.' 2. Does teacher tend ; to -give a •. grade that is related more to' a pupil's., test score than to his actual classroom work? . ' ; 3. What effect on parents does a knowledge of their child's achieve- 1 ' rnent limits have, and what effect does it have on their relationship toward him? , . '. . An I.Q.-consciqus public, as well as educators and sociologists, .will be interested in the finding's of this.in- '. quiry. :. ; - ",'•. :',."..' (Kokomq TJibune) UP FROM THE ASHES World Weather Watch:',The head's of the weather bureaus : <in:the United,. States and the Soviet, Union have- agreed on the formation of a world weather watch to gathe'r -ahd- 'share weather information. It would make jise of meteorological satellites,. 1 , such as the Tirosdevices flown "by.the,Unit- ed States for the last two years. Sharing these findings with ,the Soviets will pay off, if they put their findings in their:own sphere into the pool, be.- cause weather knows no national boundaries, and storms that hit one country can be detected in advance over another. .Technical Shortages: We are graduating half, as .many engineers as we need and one-fourth as many technicians, the Engineering Manpower .Commission reports. The optimum number of technicians-is-four to one engineer. These .are graduated from two-year technical schools, a good opportunity for many a youngster who cannot go to college, but wants to prepare for a much-needed .technical position and almost certain employment. ' Take-off Monitor: The Sperry Gyroscope Company, manufacturers of the stabilizers on ships and other craft, have invented an instrument that tells a pilot whether his aircraft will reach take-off speed at a safe point on the runway. It enables him to abandon the faulty take-off if something goes wrong. Take-off problems are most pressing for military jets but they are not uncommon in civil aviation also. 1 Too Fat for Pull-ups: The gangling, underweight boy is no longer a, common problem for the schools. More likely, the problem today' is obesity. In grades five through twelve —at ages from 10 and 11 to 17 and 18, physical fitness tests show a large number could not do the required number of pull-ups. Gymnastics have ' their, limitations. Maybe they should be supplemented at home with lawn mowing and snow shoveling.. In the Past One Year Ago Cecil M. Laymon conviction upheld , ...Indiana Supreme Cpurt gives opinion. A motorcyclist was captured by Logansport police after a 90-mile-an-hour chase through the city's east end ... The cyclist was held on five charges. - . . • ' • More one-way streets . . . Board ol Works tests new regulations. ; Ten Years Ago Logansport high school class of 1927 celebrates silver anniversary. Dickie Lowe of 1406 Balsam st. was returned to his parents, after being lost, by the Logansport police department . . .. He had wandered away from his home and walked into the- West Side fire station where upon firemen notified the police. • ' Heat wave causes 24 deaths in the stale . .. Crownings take toll of 16 lives . .;. Eight deaths due to heat prostration . . . High of 106 on Sunday in Logansport. ; Twenty Years Ago ;' Otto W. Hitzner, Pennsylvania ticket agent, was returned to the Logansport school board' having been named to his third term. i Jack Conner, 722 East Broadway, passed his baval aviation cadet examination. Fifty Years Ago ';, Indiana's Equal Suffrage convention opened in Logansport. . •.'•<, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Seiber of Flora an- " nounce the arrival of a daughter. £ltt temperaturejiere hit 96 yesterday. WALTER WINCH ELL Broadway and Elsewhere Love-letter telegram: "San Antonio, Tfix: Winchell, NY: Congratulations. We who cherish the free country for which our forefathers fought wish lo encourage you and hereby give you our eter- ,nal thanks for blowing the whistle on the Administration. You have courage. We !ove you for it. Please,' please, keep up the good work.—C. Camden, Ernest M. Seipel, L. 'LeCocke and J. T. Rivas." Thanks, Mr. and Mrs. U.S. Your kind of letter-wire offsets the other kind a- guy gets in .a day; I'v.e been in the ring with all the heavyweights and'several lighlweights and midgets. I've never been in . a fight I didn't start. I have no intention of resigning from The Girl I've Loved for- 32 years (the N. Y. Mirror) which says it wants me to get some sleep. My publisher in San Diego (The S. 'D. Union & S. D. Tribune) is Wm. Shea, who phoned .Mirror city desk editors and shouted: "We love this man! We love his guts!" .' ; And they yelled back: "So do we!" dolph Hearst,, Haile Selassie (King of Ethiopia), Jackie Robinson, El. eanor Roosevelt, His Eminence, Francis Cardinal Spellman and Dwight D. Eisenhower. Movietown Vignette: Desilu's top creator, Cy Howard, was in the boss' office discussing plans for the 1963-64 season (they have not completed plans for 1962!) when Lucille Ball phoned De/. . . , The divorced stars were on The Horn about 10 minutes — chatting about Father's Day — her film with Bob Hope—her new tv series for Desilu, etc. ... II was punctuated with Honey-this-darling- thal-and-sweedy-baby . . . When Desi hung up, Howard chuckled: "A lousy marriage, but a loverly friendship!" Public Forum The Pharos-Tribune invites views of its readers. Each Ict- (sr should not exceed 300 words and must be signed by tbe writer with address. A request lo use initials, and not the full name, will not be honored. Address letters to: Public Forum, Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Ind. Report lo the Americans in the 50 States and District of Columbia: Thanks again'tor making the Runyon Cancer Fund Committee (WW Treasurer) the trustee of your, over 18i4 million $-to give to cancer-fighters ... We had Ed Cherry of Brooklyn, a Jewish boy wed to a Catholic 'girl (and now they are 3—Mozeltoff and Be- gorra!) run an errand for the Fund in San Diego. He's the powerful puncher who belled G. Stincoln .Rockwell, Queen of the American Nazi Party, on.the San Diego State College campus a tew months ago. Cherry, who is a Peach, delivered two $5,000 Runyon Fond chex •• to Sisters of Mercy Hosp (3D)'aud- io medics at Sharp Memorial . . . We will deliver a check for $10,000 to Scripps Hospital in LaJollaj Calif., this week. .Also < one, we hope, for 5Gs to Loyola Univ. (in Calif.) where tomorrow the George Washington Carver Memorial Instilule (a distinguished Negro group) honors Ihe'WW fam-' ily and his editors for "bettering human relations" . . . The. head of this organization is Jackie Robinson's mama, .Mullie . . . Previous winners were William Ran- The Orchid Tree: Jonathan Winters' (Verve) platters titled: "The Wonderful World of Jonathan Winters," "Here's Jonathan," clc. . . .Freddy Martin's cnchanlertaining Cocoanut Grove orchestra plus vocallure Marti Ban-is. They belong 'on your Coaat-to-Coasters, Mr. Goldenson, Mr. Kintncr and Mr. Paley! •'.-.. . Helen Giirley Brown's new, book, "Sex and the Single Girl," a'sell- out in L. A. already . .' .'Neil Sedaka, the International's show-stopper . . . Kim Novak's femmc- dimities in her new laff film, "Boys' Night Out" . . . Leo Diamond's "Off Shore" album (Reprise). It includes: "Ruby," "Harbor Lighta" "Ebb Tide" and "Beyond the Sea," among other dreamy chuncs. Don't Invilem: Sen. McClellan and Robert F. Kennedy to any Committee meeting. The Honorable from Arkansas (one of the few "Greats' in Washington) .reportedly confided that he couldn't probe the Estes-Messtes until late in Sept. Because the Prez'.brother yelped: "It's close to Election! Now's the time!" ; v . , G-men have traced over 1!4 million .to Sol Estes' bribe loot in the 'nation's capitol. The "look-the-other- way-money" may reach the-5 mil-' lion mark . . . The rumor of a deal to marry the G.O.P. Herald- Trib to the Dem. N.Y. Post ;is on ice . . . The next Justice' Dept. Target: "Gen. Motors. , : LAFF-A-DAY © Kins; Features Syndicate, Inc., 1962. World rights reserv The Logansport' Cable TV ordinance with other requirements^ as recently published in this newspaper not only contains more attractive features, by point-by- point comparison, than any of the competing applications made to the city, but is one of the finest proposed for any city in the' nation. Jerrold, the first applicant, was designated the successful applicant, subject to a public hearing, as a result of the submission of competitive proposals at a meeting with the council attended by all three competitors. All three competitors were aware of the nature of this meeting. Jerrold was selected as a result of a superior application, and was so congratulated .by the other most active applicant. Jerrold, while placing a maxi- : ,mum rate above which it could not charge, reserved the right .to lower its rale afler an engineering survey, and, in fact, did so after, an initial survey. Rather than burden the consumer with an indirect tax of 2%, .your Council preferred lo pass this 2% on to the consumer in the form of a rate reduction in Ihe monthly fee — from $5.00 .to $4.90. The present proposed franchise in Peru (Peru has not granled a franchise) does, have a gross receipts tax of 3% — but contains consumer rates of $29.95 installation and $4.95 monthly. A comparison of all applications, the final ordinance and other requirements will find that the present cal)le TV ordinance is best, by far, of any offered to the city. It was prepared by the council to contain the best elements of proposed franchises and the Jerrold cable TV system, when -in operation, will be a fine community asset, both to the city and to its 'subscribers. The writer' is able to display' documented proof of all of the above and invS'es "quiries from ariy interested citizen. Joel P. Smith, Representative JERROLD ELECTRONIC CORPORATION P. 0, Bbx 115 • Logansport, Indiana GOVERNOR'S CONFERENSE , INDIANAPOLIS (UPI)-Governor Welsh waf'.scheduled lo leave here today for the annual National Governors' Conference being held at Hershey, Pa.. Welsh will participate in a panel ' discussion of public welfare problems. The conference will .open Saturday •and.last until July 4. Reviews Of TV Shows Friday Evening, June 29,1»63. By RICK DU BROW HOLLYWOOD (UPI)-CBS-TV Thursday night presented a verse drama by Archibald MacLeish about a people who lose their freedom because they are afraid to fight for ft. Entitled "The Fall of the City," . the Pulitzer Prize poet first had . it enacted on radio in 1937 with ' a cast that included Orson Welles and Burgess Meredith. The t'heme of the play, offered on the "Accent" series and starring John Ireland and Colleen Dewhurst, was as timely today as in 1937 during Hitler's buildup,. and as ^ has been in all ages. But the .briefness of the half- hour airing, and the commercials which interrupted the highly ther. atrical, Greek-style setting, made it difficult to sustain the other- . worldly mood. Nevertheless, the treatment of the theme made it worthwhile viewing. In modern dress, Ire- '' land played an announcer-commentator who broadcasts from a city fearful of an advancing conqueror. At the start, Miss Dewhurst, portraying an . oracle, warns: "The city of maslerless men will, take a master." A breathless messenger adds: Where there is fear, there the conqueror arises. Panic. sets in. But an -orator has comforting words: Reason, truth, refusal to use force—these, he says, are the .way to resist the brute and will win in the long run. If you don't fight, there is nothing' to conquer. The people cheer. It is what they want to hear. A priest, well played by Ossie Davis, telLs the populace to turn to God. Bui: there is orgiastic, twisting dancing. It is halted by a rational, convincing general (Sanford Meisner), "The free will fight for their freedom," he says, warning against taking for granted what ancestors fought for. But the panic and fear of strength continue. The conqueror arrives in armor. The announcer sees there is nothing inside the armor. But the people, heads down, refuse to look and see that. "They wish to be free of their freedom," says Ireland. Because the drama was written for the ear, the classical. Greek form was more apropriate to the poetic lone than realistic " settings, though it was staged only fairly. 1 It's too bad viewers could not have been eased into the mood more gently. It was something of a shock right after dinner. But there was merit in.the message: "We haye nothing to fear but fear itself. Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson, who turned up at the Emmy show to accept an award for Jacqueline Kennedy's White House lour, gave her own brief tour of the Capitol Thursday morning on .CBS-TV's "Calendar." She frequently guides visitors, and she knows her stuff. She displayed refreshing dignity by addressing reporter David Sdioen- forun as "Mr. Schoenbrun," And she showed humor when, referring to Thomas Jefferson's liking for informality, she said she suspected he would oppose white tie affairs. It is regrettable Mrs. Johnson's television ..visit was not extenrted and shown in prime evening time by CBS. The Channel Swim: Beauty expert Debbie Drake joins NBC- TV's "Today" show for two weeks starting Monday. CBS-TV's "Accent on an American Summer" visits Thomas Jefferson's Monticello home July 5 and the Shakespeare • Festival in Stratford, Conn., July. 12. Patty McCbrmack, former child star of the play "The Bad Seed" joins the NBC-TV soap opera "Young Dr. Malone" as a regular July 10. . .Pat Harrington Jr. this fall will host CBS-TV's "Stump The Stars," based on the "pantomime quiz" program. More old movies from which television series are being planned include "Grand Hotel," "Boom Town" and "The Human Comedy".. .CBS-TV will' offer a two-hour special Sept. 23 on the opening program of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York. PRESIDENT SIGNS BILL WASHINGTON- (UPI) - President Kennedy Thursday signed a bill extending for another year about $4 'billion in federal excise •and corporate 'taxes and eliminating the 10 per cent tax on train and 'bus fares. It also reduces;'to ,5 per cent the lax on airline tickets. PHAROS-TRIBUNE Dally (extent Saturday and Holiday*) *0e »er week daliy asil fnnda? by carrier, 920.80 »«• year In the city of LoKamvort 40e per week hy carrier outside of Lo*M»l>ort, By mall on rnrnl r»n tea IB Caw, Carroll, Whltt, Fnlankl, FuJfatt and MlaMl conatle*» f 12.00 per j-earj ontalde trading: area and within Indiana, f 14,00 n« reari mitnlde Indiana, 11S.OO per rear. Ml mall »fenerlp<lan> payable la adraac*. Ho mall anbuerlBtimn cold whem carrier »rrlg* la •»!•• Mined. •,-••••••'• -.••-, Pharim e»t»bll»hed 18*4 . . ..-.•. Journal CMtabllM UMt "Let's play cards K*B«r*«r entabllnaed 188* Vrlhnn* rit«bll»h«* ins 114 IMT . dally except Saturday and aolidaye-by Paaroa*THfcnn« Co.,; Inc. B17 Bait Broadway, LoKanMBort, Indiana*. SSatcnd m* neeo»d elan* matter at in* pout office at Eiovanepart,' Inf., BBdnr tne act of March 3. 187*. •'. ' .. . • • .. MEMBER) ADO1T BUREAU OF OlHUlJlcATlOKS A.ICD DOTTED PRESS UCTEKNATIOWAI/ Ifatlanl AtTtrtfelBc DREW PEARSON Merry-Go-Round The question of appointing relatives to government offices arose at an off-the-record luncheon given to Colprado newspaper executives when Hugh Shearman, editor and publisher of both the Trinidad, Colo., Chronicle-News and the Lake Charles, La., American Press, bluntly asked the President: "What can you possibly gain by having so many of your family in Washington?" "Nobody complained when President Eisenhower made Herb Brownell his attorney general," replied (he President with some asperity. "My brother, who was my campaign manager, is merely following this precedent. My brother is a dedicated public servant and is serving without pay. "Sargent - Shriver," Kennedy continued, referring to the head of the Peace Corps, "happened to marry my sister. He has put across one of the outstanding achievements of this administration. Even Barry Goldwater is for the Peace Corps. "As far as my brother Teddy is concerned, anyone has a right to run for Congress. He has a tough fight ahead and I'm not at all sure he'll win." Herald Tribune's Politicking The President also spoke with some feeling about the Billie Sol Estes case. "It seems awfully strange," he said, "that some newspapers go out of their way to play up news on the Billie Sol Estes case but don't publish news about the much more serious scandals connected with stockpiling in the previous administration. When I saw that the Herald Tribune did not carry any news of this, I decided I didn't want to read it any more. "It was the only way I could dramatize the failure of the press to carry a fair report." "You'd better hang on to television, Mr. President," said Fred Bctz, publisher of the Lamar, Colo., Daily News. "If you didn't have TV you'd have a worse time with the American Press." A good part of the White House luncheon, however, featured a discussion of the stock-market slump and fear of another depression. Jack Foster of the Rocky Mountain News of Denver tried to bait the President on his speech at Yale in which he asked for the cooperation of business, Foster claimed that Kennedy was for deficit spending and therefore businessmen were not at all sure that he really wanted a stable economy. To this the President replied that government spending such as that being done by Canada did not lead to inflation, and (hat merely because the bankers said so did not make it so. "When Eisenhower look fifty billion dollars out of the economy," he said, "he produced depression. The economy wouldn't take that cut." "Ideas, Not Politics" Then talking very rapidly and rather vigorously, he asked for business cooperation. "What do they want me to do?" He asked. "I'd like to have them come in here and tell me what they think, if they have a constructive program. But I'm not interested in having them talk polities. The time to get me is in 1964, not now. Now we have much work to do. Why don't they come in here with ideas—now. ''The stock market is higher than it was when I look over. They don't give me any credit for (he rise, I only gel blamed for the loss." (The luncheon took place just before another series of market slumps which took slocks down to the 1958 level.) Kennedy was inleresled in a business diagnosis made by Maurice Brodie, direclor of the U. S. National Bank of Denver which was outlined to him at the meeting by Gene Cervi, editor of Cervi's Rocky Mountain Journal and which compared the Hoover depression with the economic problems faced by Kennedy. The Brodie diagnosis was that conditions in 1928 and 1961 were similar except lhat Kennedy had the Urals and means to do something- .whereas Hoover didn't. Tha answtir, according to this diagnosis was nol merely to say that slocks were too high but to encourage business prospects for the ::ulure. The slock market would gather strength if business prospects were Rood fp;- 1903 and 1984, otherwise the market would continue dropping. The President agreed with this. Hugh Shearman of Trinidad and Lake Charles made an oblique reference to Adam Clayton Powell, the congressman from Harlem a id lo congressmen who have received money from Billie Sol Estes. He askec! point blank what the President was going lo do about congressmen who kept wives in Puerto Rico on a government salary of 512,000. "I know who you are talking about," replied (he President "But Ihal's what the people send me, If the people keep on electing these congressmen there's, nothing we can do about it. "In the executive branch of govenmenl we can do something, ' he said, and called off the name:i of those he had fired in connection will: 'he Billie Sol Esles case. "But in the case of H. Carl Anderson," he said, referring to the Republican congressman from Minnesota who sold $4,000 in coal- minirg stock lo Esles, d then didn't deliver the stock, "(hat is up to the people who elect him." Nole—When the Colorado editors thanked (he President for his support of the Frying Pan project to bring water to easlern Colorado, he replied: "It's interesting to nole that the distinguished con. gresEman from Denver was quick lo vote for (he Frying Pan but voted against my lax bill to help supply money for it." He referred to Rep. Peter Dominick, the Re- publ:'.can who is running against Son. John Carroll, Democrat, for the Senate. Almanac By.United Press International " Today is Friday, June. 29, the 18011) day of (he year with 185 lo follow. Tlui moon is approaching its new phase. Tin; morning stars are Jupiler, Man; and Saturn. Tin; evening star is Venus. On this day in history: In 1852, former U. S. Senator, speaker of Ihe House and secretary of state, Henry Clay, died in Washington. In 1928, Gov, Alfred Smith of New York was nominated by the Democratic convention for the presidency. In 1954, Col. Carlos Armas ov- erthrsw the pro-Communist regime in Guatemala. In IflGl, the United States orbited three satellites at once. A Ihoughl for the day: The French philosopher, Rochefou. caukl, said: "There is no disguise which can for long conceal love when! it exists or stimulate it when! it does not." PLEDGES $150,000 NFIW YORK (UPI) - An initial pledge of $150,000 toward the construction of a new theater at Columbia University was a n J nountied Thursday in behalf of composer Richard Rodgers at a lunch given in honor of 'h:s 80th birthday. The money will come from the Rodg'»rs and Hammerstein Foundation formed several years ago by tl)3 composer and his late collaborator, Oscar Hammerslein. HUBERT ip King Pi«lur»i fnilal*. Inf., 196Z. World rhrhla rtmni. "Notice how he's stopped begginj since I gave him flouae of your gotiitub tbe -citbar _

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