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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 28

Logansport, Indiana
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Thursday, November 21, 1957
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THE PHAROS-TRIIUNt PROOKAM FOX IOOANSPORT 1. An Aditquat* Civic C*ntir 2. An Adequate Sewage Dupotal Syrttm 3. Suffiicinl Parking Facilities Hope Betrayed Communists the world over are celebrating this year as the 40th anniversary of the Russian revolution. Despite some recent remarkable scientific achievements by the "Motherland of the Revolution," it may be wondered whether there is any real joy in the celebration. When the czar was toppled from'his throne there were few humane-minded people who regretted it. He had ruled a backward land where personal liberty was unknown, where the suffering of the poor was in horrible contrast to the luxury of the rich. If ever a people deserved relief from despotism, it was "he Russians. But the revolution did not bring freedom, nor did it bring bread. An attempt by the moderates to govern fell before the wiles of the Communists. Lenin emerged as the leader, and he gave his " people economic theory instead of liberty. A new tyranny grew up worse than the one it succeeded. Today, 40 years after, the illusions and the dreams are gone. Russia is ruled by a small group of men who sacrifice their people for personal power. A constant struggle for power goes on.; a ruthless disregard for human rights prevails that would have appalled the most dedicated czarist. The free world looks with pity on the Russian people. They had no real revolu- v- tion; it was an exchange of masters. On J f- the 4Qth anniversary of the new des:X potisni, free people can offer the Rus- x sians only sympathy. Congratulations v; would be quite out of order. -**•» | First Thanksgiving !(.!• •£ A story, perhaps unfounded, purports to give the origin of Thanksgiving. The •*?• Massachusetts Pilgrims, so we are told, :^ were at the brink of starvation. All they £. had left to eat was five grains of corn : -: apiece. *".:" So they doled these out, and ate them "•'• slowly, to make them last. As they fin•• ished the last grains, they looked up, and - there in the harbor was the long-hoped'-• for ship from England, bringing food in I- abundance. ";' Some families recall this experience :•• by setting five grains of popcorn at each '• place on the Thanksgiving dinner table. ' ; The host then tells the story, and requires each to eat his five grains of corn -• before starting on the holiday feast., '* Thanksgiving should not be devoted entirely to gorging. The courage of our ", earliest settlers ought not to be lost to . mind. The day is properly one of jollity, " but it need not be the less jovial if an ele- '. ment of seriousness is added. We do well :'• to recall those early times of adversity. ".-. The ability of most football coaches ••;;• to weep about-their teams' weaknesses • 'i would bring envy to the hearts of ".A Shakespearean actors. j:"-l- • ;*' There are more cowboys on television .'•'•• today than there were in some Western ••'-' states during the days when cattle roam•'.', ed the open range. f *fc- i— .11—11 i i —I... i i ••'" A neighbor woman says that top often '; the man handy around the house is nev- :'• er on hand when needed. IN THE PAST One Year Ago John Nims, 20, of Winamac, was killed in-an auto crash near Hoopeston, 111. Mary Boyd Richards was married to Gen« Aaron Pelter at St. Joseph's church. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs, Howard Elpers, 401 Miner street, at Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Caroline Harper, 27, died at St. Joseph's hospital. Ten Years Ago ; Burglar's stole a .22- caliber rifle from the -. home of Ijee Witenyer, 2019 North street. . ,;-. Annetta Smith, Kewanna, was married to Dav.%' W Besse, Goodland. - ; ; A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Archie Clark, '.'•! Winamac, at Carneal hospital. Mrs. Mary A. Crissinger, 96, a pioneer Pulas.-' ki county (resident, died at Winamac. Twenty Years Ago The Cass county .historical society was given a "pill machine," a relic of the days- when proprietary medicines were not on the market. A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. George Obear, of Delphi. George Williams, 76, died at his home in Macy. Dorothy Taylor, 1616 Usher street, was married to Donald Briggs, 1522 George street. Fifty Years Ago A prediction was made that Logansport would have a wirless telegraphy station in the near future. An egg shortage was reported in the city as the production of area hens slacked off. Manager Grover of the Ark theate" arranged a benefit performance to aid actors stranded in Hie city. Melvina Ennis, 77, died at her home at 60S Wabash ' Drew Pe»rton'» MERRY-GO-ROUND Thursday Evening, November 21, 1937. "THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED-' PEARSCOf .. .. THDRS Drew Pearson says: Services', bickering tehind disastrous lag on satellites, missiles; Trouble started with FDR's favoring Navy; billions: could be saved if services pooled buying. WASHINGTON - One reason for our disastrous lag behind Russia on satellites and missiles is the bickorinij; between the armed services. This was tacitly admitted when new Secretary of Denfease McElroy gave the green light to the Army to fire one of the six Army Satellites which 'have been gathering dust inl a Huntsville, Ala.,I warehouse beT cause the Navy I was in charge oil the satellite pro-f ject. This was ;i vic-l tory for Col. John! Nickerson, court-i martialecl for pro-1 testing that th«l Army had beer| euchred into back seat in the' missile ract!. More important, it highlighted the backbiting, cutthroat competition between the Army, Navy and Air Force which has reached a point where the nation's security has seriously suffered. It was only a few short years ago that the three armed services .were put under one 'Secretary of Defense in order to prevent this bickering. Yet today rivalry has reached an all-time peak. Never has it been so bad. To illustrate; bhe Army missile base at Huntsville looks over Air Force officers very carefully before they are aHowed security clearance to come to Htmtsville. They get clearance in the end, but not without enough red tape to make the Air Force wonder whether they are members of a foreign power rather than fellow defenders oi: the U.S.A. Directives Weakened Again, when civilian representatives of the Secretary of Defense meet with representatives of the Army, Navy and Air Force on material matters, they s-ometimes act as if they were representing three foreign governments. When it comes to writing specifications for such things as motors for missile, all three services hang back from revealing tx>a much to the other. In the end, the directive is so watered down, in order to please all three, that it's almost meaningless. President Truman, who succeeded FDR, was tougher on the military. He fired General MacArthur, exiled Adm. Arthur Radford and Adm. Arleigh Burke when they undercut the Air Force. But, under Truman, the admirals and the generals w«nt direct to Congress, sometimes ever the head of the White House, If they didn't like a budget cut, they whispered that fact to certain friends on Capitol Hill. To get what they wanted out of Congress they organized one of the most effective and far-flung lobbies in Washington. The most personable and the brainiest generals and ad- mjrals were given offices right alongside the Senate and the House of Representatives. If a potent Senator wanted a . free airplane trip, or a transfer for an important constituent, ha usually got it. That is why Georgia has proportionately more military installations than any other slate. The heads o;E the two Armed Services Committees, Sen. Dick Russell and Rep. Carl Vinson, both come from Creorgia. There is more to the story of armed service bickering, however, and it will be told in a future column. One reason for uniting the three services undor one cabinet member y;as to save money. It was argued that instead of buying different towels, sheeU. underpants, boots, dishes, artillery, rifles and sometimes bidding against each other, the Army, Navy and Air Force could pool their buying. But getting such cooperation has been a superman task. Some of it has been accomplished. But whenever the budget is cut, the personnel, studying joint purchases are taken off that job. It's estimated by some civilians in the Defense Department that five billions could be saved, if the three armed services pooled their buying and also required competitive bidding instead of plus-cost contracts. Started Under Kooscvelt The big question is: Why hasn't unification worked? Why hasn't the Secretary of Defense cracked military heads together? Charles E. Wilson was a big businessman, supposedly skilled in efficiency and money saving. But under him the armed services ran more wild than ever. He exercised • no authority. It's too early yet to judge his successor, Neil McElroy, another big businessman, head of Proctor and Gamble, one of the biggest soap companies in the world. But so far he's leaned over backward to please, riot bass the armed services. What's 'the reason? To get the answer you have to go back perhaps to Roosevelt's Day', when the Army and Navy got into the habit of running to the White House. Under the traditional American system, the Army and Navy are supposed to be bossed by civilian sercretaries. But FDR loved the Navy and'ran the Navy. The Admirals always knew they could go over the head> of the Secretary of the Navy direct to the President, and they did •—time after time. * In one case Cnarles Edison, later Governor of New Jersey, resigned when he tangled too vigorously with the Admirals and they went to the White House. The Generals, not to be outdone by the Admirals, also' took their troubles to the White House. They couldn't always see Roosevelt, but they Jiad a sympathetic friend in General "Pa" Watson, his military aide. Delays Naming New Marion County Judge INDIANAPOLIS (OP) - Governor Handley delayed selecting a Marion County Municipal Court judge today and said he would announce the name of the new judge "in a couple of days." Handley said previously he would not reappoint Judge Patrick Barton when Barton's term expires Dec. 31. He said he would name somebody on a list of four submitted by the Marion County Republican organization. The list includes,Ernie S. Burke, John Carvey, Charles Mains and Nicholas Sufana. All are Democrats. Handley must appoint a Democrat under terms of a law requiring that the four municipal judges be evenly divided politically. LAFF-A-DAY Angelo Patri Teach Child To Share Work, Play One of the first lessons runabout children learn is to take turns and be cheerful, even determined about it. It is the only way children can learn to work and play in a group and as that achievement is of high importance to living happily ever after, it cannot be too much stressed. This teaching and learning should begin in the family among brothers and sister. There is certain to be a squabble about who is to have the toy, who is to choose the program on TV, who is to sit by whom. After fixing property rights for individual possessions the idea of taking turns for family or group activities must be settled. Children, even the younger ones, soon accept this as the law and carry it into practice when they play outdoors with their friends. This idea of taking turns helps to keep smooth many a family situation. Children often are jealous of one another's privileges and the best way to combat that is to establish the habit of "turns." Judy went with her mother last time when she visited grandmother so it is Marie's turn this time," unless Marie waives her .right. And she must not be pressed to do so. This idea once set is not to be lightly regarded. If it is there will be lasting resentment. Household chores based on the "turns" idea can be assigned with less bickering and that could be a blessing in a family of five children or so. "It's Tom's turn to sweep the garage. I did it last week." "You did not. Didn't I have to move out your heap of junk last week?" "No. That was tha week before—" After a few experiences like this the list is posted for the month and there is less You didn't—I-did—arguments. But another difficulty is likely to arise with noise and temper. One child wants to do something on his own some afternoon and it is his turn to do his chore so he exchanges chores with a brother or sister. Then one or the other forgets what happened and the argument is on. Any exchange of duties, any "out-of-turn" assignments must be referred to father or mother for ' approval. Once that is given the • schedule which was posted for the month is changed' by their author. ity. That saves some of the noise. It is not just to smooth life for the family, that we do this, although that is one important reason. We do it to teach the .children that life is shared always. Its work, its play, its sacrifices, its privileges, all are,, and must be, shared. There is no escaping that fact, so children should be prepared to meet it. QUOTES FROM NEWS By UNITED PRESS WASHINGTON— AFL-CIO President George Meany, in calling upon the administration to act now to prevent "widespread trouble for 'the American economy: "We can't wait for an economic bust. The basic unresolved question of matching America's consuming ability with her productive ability must be met." LOS ANGELES-Attorney A. L. Wirin, who was issued a passport by the State Department to enter Red China and North Korea to interview witnesses in the Powell sedition case: "As far as I know I'm the first living American to be granted a passport to Red China." WOODBURY, Ky.- Mrs. Frank Neighbors, resident oi this southwestern Kentucky town cut off by floodwaters: , "Luckily this is the first day of the hunting season, and as long as the rabbits hold out we'll be in fine shape." CHICAGO — Secretary of State Dulles, on the possibility 'of an attack on NATO forces in Europe: "Of course certain kinds of: attack call for counter-attack. If American troops were in the area the field commander would respond immediately." Children can forget bad habit is taught some good ones to replace them. Dr. Patri offers his words of wisdom in leaflet P-10, "Changing Habits." To obtain a copy, scnct 10 cents in coin ito him, c/o this paper, P. O. Box 99, Station G, New York 19, N. Y. (Released by the Bell Syndicate, Inc.) Plans Defense Fund Soon For James Hoffa Vice President Of Teamsters Denies Fund Exists ST. LOUIS (UP) — Teamsters Vice President Harold J. Gibbons today denied the existence of a defense fund for James Hoffa, but said he had hopes of raising one of $50,000 to $100,000 on voluntary contributions. "There is no defense fund at the present time," Gibbons said. "I havn't seen a quarter of such money." Bug Gibbons, also president o£ the St. Louis Teamsters Joint Council No. 13, said he hoped a voluntary contribution plan to raise a fund for the defense of Hoffa and other Teamsters officials brought under fire by l;he Senate Labor Rackets Committee would mushroom soon. Under this plan, Gibbons said, business agents and various union officials would contribute $10 apiece over a period o£ almost two years for a total of $1,000 each. Gibbons said he had hopes of raising $50,000 to $100,000 in this manner. Recently, two St. Louis locals announced plans to open their treasuries for the defense of Gibbons or any St. Louis official. Eank-and-file members are in the Process of voting on this proposal. PHAROS-TRIBUNE Reporter establixhed 1889 Tribune e«tnl>]l«lici] 1007 Pnlill Phnro» e»t»bll»]icd 1844 Hjoiiranl entcliliihed 184B Walter Winchell Broadway and Elsewhere Broadway Ballad Last night, between the midnight and the dawn, I walked the quiet avenues of sleep, And everywhere I looked—the blinds were drawn Against the passcr-&y who went to keep A rendezvous with memory ... but you, Like other people, were in slumber curled. And in my hour of heartbreak never knew That I was lonely, somewhere in the world. Why must my recollection be so keen, So poignant, and why must I be the kind Who mourns a falling petal, while serene And placid arc the waters of your mind? The law of compensation must be such Tliat some should dream too little—sonic too much. Memos of a Midnigliter: Frank Sinatra will net over $500,000 (after Laxes) on his "Pal Joey" click . . . Lola Fisher, understudy to the leading lady in "My Fair'La- dy," Iras a new prince charming. Irwin Herling, exec for Dun & Bradstreet . . . Hy Gardner's original split-screen telephone interview (NBC) program begins its 4th year Satdee ... A midtown melodrama stars a lass in "Fair Game," who is being wooed by a OBS exec. She tossed over his boss for him. The Lothario may lose his'job. Sallies In Our Alley: Topic A were the rave reviews flung at Helen. Hayes in "Time Remembered" ... "Did you ever see so many men in love with the same woman?" observed one rooter. "She doesn't seem to get a year older" . . . "Talent," said another, "never does" , . . Overheard in Lindy's: "Broadway's the longest street in the world, right?" . . , "It has to be, it needs room for all the losers." New York Tragedy: You probably have seen T o m a Borden's lovely face in the magazine ads . . . Her likeness is on four covers for December . . ..One of the top models . . . She and her 7- year-old son were killed in a crash the other morning near Salem, Va. . . . Toma, only 24, was set for a featured role in June Havoc's next musical show . . . She was to be married (in January) to Wall Street's most eligible young bachelor, Robert B. Gravis . . . Miss Borden was driving her little boy to a military academy in Virginia ... So he wouldn't be tardy . . . She planned to fly there—but tlicy were trapped in a traffic jam—and missed the plane by 4 minutes. —Mitchell Parish Broadway Stage Door: Insiders, fed up H'itli a male nila^io dancer (who repeatedly boats up his girl partner in their undressing room), plan to "leave him" someplace one 3 a.m. . . . Five calypso joints folded quietly in the last & weeks . . . Agents are rccommnded to Kiko, a Brazilian entertainer. He sonn returns to the Viennese Lantern ... A Broadway star is fight- Ing off creditors in a novel manner. Friends attached her salary when the play premiered. They give it back to her for living expenses . , . Composer Jimmy Carrol's big frustration: He conducts, arranges and plays six musical instruments. But he sings off key • . . Wynne Miller, the Daisy Mae understudy in "Abner," is the late Glenn Miller's niece . . . The Turkeys on Broadway have been kicking the stuffing out of the backers . . . From Bosley Crowthcr's review of "Gervaise": "There, is unblinking recognition of the ruttish- ncss" , . , He means Lust. Curtain Calls: "The Bridge on the River Kwai," a movie of quality. William, Holdcn and A!ec Guinness star . . . Kaye Ballard's Christinas Eve toast routine at Bon Soir . . . Marie McDonald at the Persian Room . . . Jim Lowe's latest ditty bound for hitviHe: "Bright Lights" . . . Al Kibbler's waffle of "Wish" for "Rumple." Bigtown Smalltalk: Richard ("South Pacific") Eastham rocked Main Stem chums by declaring: "Movies are tougher to do than Broadway plays" ... Sir Cedric Hardwicke requested the movie billing drop his title for his role in "Baby Face Nelson," in which he plays a mobster for the first time. (A mobster with that enchanting Briddish accent?) . . , Russia's answer to Marilyn Monroe is comrade Isolde Izvitskaya, who gels marooned on a desert isle (with a handsome blond chap) in the upcoming film, "The 41st." . . . Morton Da Costa (director of "The Music Man") has novel rehearsal apparel—specially designed all-leather trousers. (0, you kid!) . . . Sound-a-likes: The new •hit, "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine," and an old Irish bagpipe tune . . . Our Town lias a new beaut doing tv coinmershills, aptly named Betty Lovely. Her real name, too. Manhattan Sideshows: The hot dawg wagon near The Lincoln Tunnel (it mainly serves construction workers) which features a vase of fresh flowers daily . . . Sign at a perfume counter: "Buy Now—Before There Are No Men Left!" . . . The sign in the 3rd Ave. toy store giving the hard-sell to the tots: "Rocket Ships Our Space-laity!" . . . For the Santa Baby set: The new "Rich Uncle Doll" with custom fitted coai. Priced at only $250 . . . Champ, the 14-year-old horse. Just landed a part in "The Music Man"— liauling the Wclls-Fargo wagon. His weekly wage is $140—run ot the play contract. A member of The American Guild of Animal Artists. Sounds In The Night: At Cafe Madison: "Broadway is where they call you Sweetheart before they call youJTriend" ... At the Little Club: "In Hollywood.for some people, nothing's so important as being important" ... At the Charcoal Room: "She's so desperate there's no telling Who she'll do next" ... At Marino's: "With her it isn't morals. She's just stubborn" Squelch (in El Morroco) for a starlet knocking Kim Novak: "You're not big enough to be that little" ... At Reuben's: "On Broadway a man's best friend is his talent." Cast of Characters: Arthur Goodman, a waiter at Lindy's on the late-shift, who looks like someone you might have seen on teevee. He played Wally Cox's uncle in the Mr. Peeper's cast and 85 other roles for various big programs... • Hope Hampton, featuring Chinese mandarin red frocks . . . Songwriter Johnny Marks, who earned over half-a-million dollars from, his song hit, "Rudolph, the Red- Nosed Reindeer." Gene Autry's version passed the 5 million copy mark for Columbia Records. Another 20 million more were waxed by 94 different artists since 1949... Gypsy Rose Lee, who has gold spigots in her bathroom basin; Bobo Rockefeller, who has gold door knobs in her new town house, and stripper Lois DeFee,-who has 14- karat wastebaskets in her wigwam. Bernstein Named As Director of N. Y. Philharmonic NEW YORK (UP) — A TV star with a hit show on Broadway was named Tuesday to be musical director of the New York Philharmonic. Leo_nard Bernstein, 38, will be the first American-born conductor to head the orchestra in its 116- year history. He will lake over next fall from Dimitri Mitropolous, with whom he is presently co-conductor. "West Side Story," now playing, is his third Broadway musical hit in four tries. The others were "On the Town" and "Wonderful Town," both successes, and "Candide," which wasn't. HUBERT ' ''o IM1 JUWTlAntilS SYNDICATI Inc. WORLD JIOHTS XUERVIO f I-2/ "Well, they asked me where I found you, and you cant deny, you used to work in a bargain basement." lillnhed dully except Snturdny' nnd koI| ( lnj-« by Phnro«-Trlbun« Co., Inc., BIT Ennt Bronilivay, ioKaimpoTt, IndlOJin. Entered xn (econil , th« p««t offle* at Ind., under the net of clnttn matter March J, 187D. HEMUEn AUDIT DUHEATJ OF CIRCtltATlONS AND CNrTED PRESS fHAnOS-TllIBUNE National AdTertI«lB»- Hepri>entltlvni Inlnvd Ncwapaper RevrejientatlTeji 19?7. King Folum Swidicite, Inc., World rijhli "DOG FOOD $18.50! For your sake, brother, I hope you remember where you buried that bone bat week!"

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