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Logansport, Indiana
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Friday, May 17, 1957
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THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE PROGRAM fOR LOGANSPORT 1. An Adequat* Civic Center 2. An Adequate Sewage Disposal System 1. Suffiit.nl Parking Foeiliti.i Schedule for Congress One of the favorite pastimes of the writers who .cover' Washington news is predicting just when the Congress will adjourn. Such predictions are seldom better than educated guesses. But one prediction is certain to be accurate: the legislators will approach the day of adjournment with a great deal of their work unfinished. Senators and representatives work hard; even the most severe critics of either body will admit that. Yet, year in and year out, important legislation is postponed or ignored for no better reason than that Congress just can't find time to get around to it. There are many things which take the time of Congressmen. They must be ready to grant interviews and to entertain visitors from their home states and districts, even when those visitors have nothing important to communicate. They have mail to answer, and favors to do for constituents. A great deal of time is wasted listening to speeches by fellow legislators who have little of importance to say but manage to say it in several thousand words. Important decisions still remain for this Congress to make. Bills dealing with immigration, federal aid to education, amendments 'to the Taft-Hartley Act, increases in postal rates, and many many other matters should be considered. Perhaps in the time remaining some of these important decisions will still be made. Yet the observant taxpayer may wonder why it is always necessary to let bills of great importance, on which there is bound to be considerable debate, remain until the closing months of the session. Congress, like business, would be more efficient if more attention were paid to scheduling its work. The Channel Tunnel The scheme of constructing a tunnel beneath the English Channel is up again. A company has been formed in New York City to study the possibilities, technical and economic. The French government; is said to look with favor on a link between France and Great Britain that would obviate the rough passages only too. of ten afforded by the Channel. Great Britain has long been the stumbling block. Back in 1883 two miles of the proposed tunnel were built, and then the government vetoed the project. The two miles had to be filled in. The British have feared to lose the isolated position which the Channel creates—to a lesser extent now, of course, than in pro-flight days. Several times during the two great wars a tunnel would have eased the British situation. It would, for instance, have made the blockade by submarines and mines less serious. And the development of long-distance missiles makes the military dangers of a tunnel seem slight. This would bo one of the world's longest tunnels. The only possible one that might surpass it would be the tunnel under Bering Strait, connecting America and Asia, which has occasionally -been suggested. That would be a 50-mile af- Cair against the Channels 22. Probably neither will be started very soon. IN THE PAST One Year Ago Earl Palmer was named chairman of tho financial campaign for the Cass county Mental Health association to be conducted June 3 to 6. Ralph Tucker was elected president of Iho Three Rivers council of Boy Scouts. Leonard F. Crumo, 70, of Burlington, retired auctioneer, died. A visitors' pass system is being inaugurated fit Memorial hospital. Ten Years Ago Cass county farmers harvested 375,700 bushels of soybeans in IMG at prices ranging from $2.IU to nearly $3.50 per bushel, it was revealed today. Frederick T. Miller, 5fl, Pennsylvania railroad machinist, died at his home, 1D12 High street, Cass county draft records were moved today from the. Selective Service headquarters to Fort Benjamin Harrison. Mrs. Emma Johnston, B6, widow of John Johnston, 215 Twenty-first street, died. William H. Guilder, 74, of Royal Center, died. Death claimed Mrs. Vora Hunter, 51, of Peru. Twenty Years Ago George W. Plunkett, 76, died at his home near Delphi, bringing to light the fact thai bolh of his sons are named Harry Plunkett.. Valentine R. Hays, 85, a retit'cd buisnessrrtan, •xpired at his Peru home. Carol Jean Mahler, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Mahler, Monterey, succumbed it Riley hospital, Indianapolis. Mrs. Mildred Knott, 32, passed away at her residence four miles south of Peru. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Johnson. 2008 East Broadway. Fifty Years Ago The 8A class of the Franklin school elected M. Hurtt president, Laura Jones vice-president, .Joseph Finnegan secretary, and Helen Lauderback treasurer. Jacob Reed has sold his implement store on Fifth street to II. A. Stouffer of Goshen. Henry Wooster has returned from tho Navy and is home with his mother, Mrs. Mary Rada- baujjh. Drew Pearson's MERRY-GO-ROUND DOLLARS AND SENSE Friday Evening, May 17, 1957. Drew Pearson Says: Ike's team disintegrated when Secretary Humphrey blasted the budget; Budget is now back to chaotic days before Charley Dawcs; Southern Senators protest favoritism for Pan Amerkan Airways. WASHINGTON. — The amazing fact about this Republican Administration is that it forgot the lesson taught by an earlier Republican Administration. It's the lesson that once the budget is fixed no one on the administration team tampers with it. If he does, he gets off the team. The man who fixed the policy was Charles G. Dawes in the Harding Administration. Ills work as Director of the Budget earned hjm the Vice Presidency of the United States. Prior to Dawes, everyone tampered with the budget. The Congress pulled it one way, different members of the administration pulled it different ways, just as it's being pulled today. It was a free-for-all — as it is today. Every cabinet member put in his two cents worth. Dawcs decreed that cabinet members could all argue about tho budget — privately — before the budget was fixed. But once it was fixed everyone stuck together. Every cabinet member, every bureaucrat fought on the same team against Congress to defend the budget. Every Democratic and Republican President since that day (1021) carried on the Dawes system—until this winter. Then the cabinet member closest to Ike—Secretary " of the Treasury Humphrey—suddenly jumped on the budget. It was unprecedented. Old-line bureau chiefs waited for Humphrey to be fired. Any previous President would have fired him. But he wasn't fired. Instead, Ike went to spend two weeks on Humphrey's Georgia plantation. The result spread through government like tho recording of an earthquake on a Seismograph. It was an earthquake — government- wise. For when the man closest to the President blasted the budget and continued to enjoy the President's close companionship, everyone else in government figured he could do it too. Even Mrs. Randolph Burgess, wife of the Undersecretary of the Treasury, is now giving off on what should or should not be cut in the budget. One day, Ike had a "Team." Tho next day he didn't have a learn. He's right back to the chaotic budget days before pipe-smoking, Ilell- and-Maria Charley Dawes decreed there should be no more inter-family bickering over the budget. Airline Politics Much-loved Walter Georgo, the venerable elder statesman from Georgia, is no longer a member of the Senate, but the other day he sat in on a highly important closed- door huddle. It was held in the Senate's Vandcnbcrg room to protest against the proposed CAB award to Pan American Airways of a nonstop route from New York to Mexico City. Those who attended the meeting were: Sens. Allen Ellcndcr and Russell Long, La., Olin Johnston and Strom Thurmond, S. C., Willis Robertson, Va., all Democrats, plus representatives from Eastern Airlines. "Eastern Airlines pioneered this route and built it up years before Pan American tried to get it," remarked Senator Long. "This idea of giving it to Pan American is tho most incredible example ot malfunction of government I have ever seen." "Tho man probably responsible," said Senator Eilendor, "is Secretary of Commerce Sinclair Weeks. He's been the special friend of Pan American for some time." The lengthy discussicm revolved around the fact that in 19<1li the Civil Aeronautics Board awarded' Eastern Airlines the profitable Now York-Mexico City nonstop run. Eastern hod pioneered the routes from New York and Boston to Atlanta, Now Orleans, and Houston years before; and It is customary to let the first operator of a route extend it further; also fly over the same route nonstop. But despite lihe CAB award to Easlern Airlines, negotiations with Mexico bogged.down. Senators at the closed-door discussion pointed out that Pan American was probably behind the impasse, since Pan AM owns 42 per cent of Mexico's CKA, and 20 per cent of a second Mexican Line, Aeronavies. "I have read the report of an investigator President Truman sent to Mexico lo see why Eastern was •not awarded this route," Senator Ellender to'.d his colleagues, "a.nd he made it quite clear that Pan American was working through its Mexican subsidiaries to block Eastern." Now, 11 years after the CAB •awarded the New York-Mexico City •route to Eastern ir. 1940, a CAB examiner has recommended that Pan American get this prize nonstop route. Senators pointed out what this really meant was that powerful Pan American Airways would operate two linos between Mexico City and Now York. For, in return for the U.S. Carrier which will operate between Mexico City and New York, a Mexican carrier gets the privilege of operating the same route. And since Pa,n America^' owns 42 per cent of CMA and 20 per cent of Aeronavies, it will be acting with Mexico in operating the Mexican Line as well as its own. "It means that Pan AM will bo operating two nonstop lines between Mexico and New York," said Senator Ellender. The senators plan to go to the White House to protest personally- to President Eisenhower. Asked for his comments, Pan American vice president Sam Pryor told tihis column: "This year Pan American celebrated its 2«lh anniversary of pioneering air service between the United States and Mexico. For the first 13 years, Pan AM was the sole U.S. Flag Airline .servicing Mexico. In contrast, Easlern is not operating and Hi-US never operated between any part-of the United States and Mexico. It never has carried a single "passe-nscr, pound of cargo, or an .airmail loiter lo any part of Mexico." Nolc—Pan AM has 'hired Milton Eisenhower, Jr., nephew of the President; Robert Mu-rray, former Undersecretary lo Sinclair Weeks; Roger Lovvis, former Assistant Secretary of the Air Force; and Carroll Cone, former Assistant Secretary of Commerce a-nd 'big mor.ey-fjiiscr for the Democrats. It? Washington attorney is Louey Johnson, former Secretary of Defense, another big money-raiser for the Democrats, its Florida attorney is the law firm of Sen. George Smothers, chairman of Hie committee lo raise money for Democratic senators. Its vice pr-esi- LAFF-A-DAY Angelo Polri I. Q. Rating Depends on Many F : actors "Our daughter is eight years old and in the first half of the third grade. Her teacher says she has one of the highesl I.Q.'s in the class but she doe-s such poor work that she cannot promote her. "When we heard this we began to go over her work every night. Soon we saw wha.t the teacher had to go through every day. One minute she knew tho words, the next not one word. The same with arithmetic. One time six times nine was fifty-four, another time it was nineteen. What are we to do? And an I.Q of 1211?" Long ago I stopped taking the I.Q.'s at face value. So many factors entered into the situation. The person who gave the I.Q., Ihe circumstances, Ihe background of the child, his general health, his past experiences. Only when the I.Q. was backed by the teacher's knowledge of the child was I willing '.o accept it. It is at most a starling point for the teacher's valuation ot a child's ability. When, as in this; instance, a child has a good I.Q. bul: is unable to do the work of the grade, the I.Q. can be discounted and the teacher belter begin on the first .steps of teaching and slowly, thoughtfully, study the underlying pattern of the child's intelligence and ability. An J.Q. that cannot be barncssed is worse than useless. ' A far surer grading is the one based on what the child can do with the subjccb offered him. If lie cannot read in spite of all the instruction given him, if ho appears to have no number sense so that he cannot see the difference between nineteen and fifty- four, if he cannot button his own coal or be deperded upon to get to school on time when started a- liead of time, what good is the I.Q. of a • hundred and. twenty- eight, .or up? That can happen. We had a pupil wiio came to the school with a record of complete failur* and an I.Q. of the genius grade. His general information was staggering. He knew the distance from Ihe earth to the moon, the lists of the kings and the piesidcnts and all their dntes, all the rules of algebra- but he could not keep them in usuable order. He talked like a machine about everything under' 'the sun, bul he could not sit down in quiet and work a simple example in short division thai Ihe B pupil in the third s.rade did •menially. The I.Q. depends on many factors. Take the I.Q. as just another rating to be proved in time and by experience and depend on the experienced teacher's recommendation until the quality of the I.Q. -can be proven. Until then don't bo downhearted by a low one or too uplifted by a high one. Public Forum After reading Ihe article concerning the use of Court Park for parking lot, I must place myself beside those who wish to preserve t'hc park. Court Park Is an established memory in my mind of my childhood days. I was born in the business district and lived in that section until I was nine years old. As I lived in a flat, I was always happy when my grandfather would take me to the park to play. I was always delighted to. get behind the cannon and imagine I was at war. I suppose I Jiave blown the house directly across the street at least a hundered times off its foundations. While I played, grandfather and the others of the ancients would have their daily discussions. We may not be aware of the Tact, but do you know that down through the years our nation has been unofficially run by this noble band of unofficial congressmen and senators who gather daily lo discuss the problems of '..he day. Wars have been won and lost; political battles fought and ro- foughl; l.axcs lowered and memories of butler days revised. While all they accomplished was left behind at the park when day was clone, al least their time was well- spent. , Winter and summer I never failed to take a good look at Court Park as 'I pass by on my way to work or lo the business district. We need this IllMc park where people can rest. When we gel. to •the place where we must sacrifice everything precious lo accom- date Ihe machine age, let's save •the park, and let the finance company take care of the cars. George Henry 1231 Chicago Street ' Parent!! should guard iliclr children against (cur. Fcnr of Hie dark or unlmnls makes life miserable For children. Dr. Patrl telln liow to overcome fear in leaflet denl is Sam Pryor, former member of the Republican Finance Committee. His friend, Sinclair Weeks, was former chairman of the Finance Committee. Says Russia Releasing Prisoners and Closing Siberian Labor Camps MOSCOW (UP) —A top Soviet legal officer told an American university professor the Soviet Union has freed more tlvan 70 per cent of its prisoners and closed two-thirds of its Siberian labor camps since Stalin's death, it was disclosed today. Prof. Harold J. Berman, Harvard Law School expert on Soviet law, said the hitherto unpubllclzod action was recounted to him Tuesday night by Soviet Deputy Procurator Gen. P. I. Kudryavtsov. Kudryavlsev said less llian 2 per cent of the persons now in jail are political prisoners, and most of these are wartime traitors who collaborated with the Germans against Soviet citizens, Kudryavtscv's office roughly resembles the U.S. office of attorney general but with much broader powers. He said ;52 per cent of the prisoners were freed Immediately after an amnesty law was Issued in 1»53. He said the councM of ministers issued a decree last Oct. 25 providing for elimination of "corrective labor camps." P-l, "Fenrs." To obtain a copy, Bund 10 cents In coin ti> him, c/o tills pnpcr, P. O. Box 99, Station G, New York 19, N. Y. Released by JJie Bell Syndicate/ Inc.) PHAROS-TRIBUNE Dally neper week BTearrlei. 118.20 p«rye«r. Bj. mall an rani route. l> CB«», O.rroll, While, l-ulnnkl. Fulton nlitl Mlnrol connllf., H1D.IM) per renrl ontnlile tradlae; area mid within Indian*. »1].OO per j-enri c>ut»lde Indiana, •18.011 per yen*. All mull fuil>»i*lptlon> pujmhle In adraaee. No mull •=•- •crlntfanii «old whiere carrier eervlce !• Maintained. ' ' Phnro. aatahllihed 194* JonrmMl •«tHBII I Mhetl 1840 Reporter entabllitae* I8W 'Trlfcane e«tab)I«ked »*T Americans Lose $150 Million Every Year to Fake Charities WASHINGTON <UP) — Fake charity promoters arc fleecing gullible givers of about 150 million dollars a year. That's enough money to bail the Red Cross out of its financial crisis...to put the heart, cancer and polio drives over the top...to provide hundreds of summer camps for underprivileged children. These and other causes. which want more public support are among the victims of charity racketeers who pocket about 3 per cent of America's total contributions to philanthropy, according to the National Better Business Bureau. The bureau, which has local offices in more than 100 major cities, is taking the lead in an effort to • teach Americans how to make sure that their contributions go to legitimate charities instead or to •heartless parasites who prey on man's desire to help the unfortunate. Edward G. Mergardt, vice president of the bureau, said one of the most vicious tilings about the charity -rackets is the fact that their existence tends lo make Americans cynical about all charities, the worthy ones as well as the fakes'. "No one should stop giving to charily jusl because some purported 'charities' are unworthy," lie said. "If you give inlelligen'.ly, none oC your money will be wasted." The basic rule for intelligent giving, Mergardt said, is (a "know the cause you're supporting." If an appeal sounds worthy, but I he sponsoring organization is unfamiliar to you, investigate. One oasy way Lo investigate is lo write or telephone the nearest Better Business Bureau. Beware of solicitors who call by telephone, give you a tear-jerking spiel, and offer |.o send a collection agent to your home or office right away to pick up your contribution. This is a favorite technique of rackolecr;;. If you got such a telephone call, insist that the "charity" send you full details of the appeal by mail. Many promoters, who are conducting purely fraudulent operations, will balk at putting any of their sales talk in writing, or sending it through the mails. They know that this exposes them to prosecution for mail fraud or for obtaining money under false pretenses. But you can't assume that an appeal is worthy just because it comes to you through the mails. Some of the biggest racketeers operate on a national basis with mail solicitations-. Their "letter•head" charities often bear names deceptively similar to those of high - reputable organizations. Sometimes they have an impressive looking list of "sponsors." Don'l Pay or Return Some of these outfits manage to avoid fraud prosecution by actually turning over part of their take lo the charily they purport to represent. If you think that a mail solicitation may be deserving (and some very worthy organizations do seek funds nationally by mjil), Mer- gardl's advice is: "Insist that the organization make available lo you a detailed report of its activities, including its budget and an audited financial statement." Mergardt said one of Ihi? fako charity gimmicks currently in vogue is mailing out unordered merchandise. The merchandise may be religious articles, or some trinket. Usually the recipient is told that iiis remittance will help to support some needy cause. Many Americans fall for this racket because they feel that they either have lo pay for the merchandise, or go lo the trouble of returning it. Bui you don't havo to do either, said MergjixH. "The post office has ruled that you have no obligation to remit for unordered merchandise; or to spend personal funds or effort for Us return lo the sender," he said. Billy Graham Pleased With New York Crusade Nuclear Blast Set Saturday LAS VEGAS, Nov. (VP)— The Atomic Energy Commission's first nuclear lest of its spring-summer scries, twice postponed because of unfavorable weather and the danger of radioactive fallout, has been rescheduled for 5:50 a.m. p.d.t. Saturday. The nuclear device was to have been set off at tiie same time Thursday from atop a soo-fool tower on the southern Nevada test site 75 miles northwest of hure, bul was postponed for the second stra.ight day. 'five AIf,C said wiimls blowing towards the southeast from the test site would have strewn radioactive fallout across a long, narrow area embracing Las Vegas, Boulder City and Hie Indian Springs Air Forte Base. The weather outlook for Saturday morning is "more promising" that it has been for the past several days, the AEC said. Hoosier Toll Road Travel on Increase INDIANAPOLIS (UP) _ The Indiana Toll Road Commission released statistics today which showed, it said, that April set new records for traffic and revenue on the .Northern Indiana Superhighway. Revenue was $575,370 compared wilh $-174, 2<m in March, number of lc>!l-nnying vehicles traveling the highway was MH.OOO compared with 515.71m, and average daily revenue was $li),179 compared with $15,01W. CORN 1.1 PEK CENT'PLANTED LAFAYETTE (UP) — Agricultural statisticians reported today thul direct seeding of tomatoes was more than half finished in Indiana, corn planting was 13 per cent completed and only a few soybeans Jiad been planted by the first of this week. NEW YORK (UP)—Evangelist Billy Graham said Thursday night his crusade against New York's crime and sin already appears to be more successful than any campaign he has over undertaken. He saiil the New York Crusade is backed by "probably lh« greatest concentration of prayer in (ha history of the Christian Church." "People the world over are praying for the success of this crusade," ho said. "This is the one everyone is interested in. I can fci'l their prayers." Graham's second night audience at Madison Square Garden was logged by Garden officials at 13,000, a drop of 5,500 from Uia near capacity gathering at opening night. Hut Graham said he thought it was proportionately a record for » sucond night. "It always drops off the second night and then it gathers momentum," lie said. The energetic ovrmgeli-sl. said ho was so ennniraged by (he turnout !<»• his war on sin t.liat he ex- peels In extend it well beyond tho originally planned six weeks. Ho said he hoped to lioM a gi.-int outdoor mcctinc for 1 100,000 persons this fall in Yankee Stadium or the Polo Grounds. Some 5-15 "inquirers" m n d e "decisions for Christ" Thursday night alter hearing Graham in a fiery indictment of "this morally sick world." Tho handsome, 38- yoar-old crusader dropped some o:" the restraint of his previous night's .sermon, but the address still was somewhat short of the ''hell fire and brimstone" of an old-fashioned revival meeting. Earlier Thursday, Graham told a group of ministers thai "God will hear the prayers of his people until the cleansing stream will flow like a river through this great metropolis." He told the ministers his crusade was on the verge of scoring a "major breakthrough" in the battle to win the city's "un- churched" millions to Christ. HUBERT 5-17 © 1957, King Fnlm.i Syndiotc, Inc., WoiU right! i«l«v«A, "Man, what a hectic lunch hour." Pnhllnhed dull)- except Snnda; and aolldnra br Pkaro.-1'rlk.ae Co., Inc., C17 Knmt Broadway, LoKonNport, Indiana. Rntered n* eecond ela«M rnntlor at tha pout office at LOBaxuport, Ind.. vnder <•• act or Hurra 9, JUOMBBIt HLBDIT HCrTIAD O» CIRCULATIONS «.!(D DHITKD PIUC» fHJLROl-TBinUNKl National AdT«rtl»lac fl i "No, you can't wear your new midnight blue business •uit! It's, formal, and you MUST wear your tuxcuol 1 *

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