THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE PROGRAM FOR LOGANSPORT t. An Adtquat* Civic CMittr 2. An Adequate Sewage Disposal System I. Suffiic.nl Parking Facilities Freedom Comes High Even at this late date, it is to be hoped that Congress will view the Eisenhower ' budget in the light of reason, security and freedom and not merely in the light of politics. The question of cuts is a highly technical one, and it well may be that cuts can be made. Possibly the cut in the U. S. Information Agency appropriations will not hurt, because there are contradictions in American informational policy. It is reasonable and arguable to assert that possibly under-statement is better than over-statement, and that U. S. I. A. can do too much to get America "liked." But the cost of defense and of freedom and democracy are high. There is no bargain basement for either in our world. While thinking of cuts, Congress should . also think closely of everything that is essential for our security, and for the orderly functioning of the government in a way which gives a better and not a lesser guaranty to the citizen that he will live in freedom and receive essential services and protection from the federal government. We should oppose both conspicuous waste and economy for the sake of economy if the latter be at the expense of any essential function of the government. Forest Fire Losses It is difficult to calculate the damage done in the forest fires which swept through sections of New England. One estimate fixed the damage at about 10 million dollars. And it is impossible to . put a price on the damage done in areas once scenic which remain scarred mementoes of the fires. The sympathy of the nation goes out to the stricken areas. Their misfortune should also serve as a reminder to all of us of the need to be constantly on the alert to prevent forest fires. A great percentage of all forest fires •are the result of carelessness. A motorist speeding along a wooded road throws out a lighted cigaret; a picnicker leaves the scene of his outing without properly • extinguishing his campfire; a match is carelessly dropped. The results can be costly and tragic. This is the time of year when so many of us try to get away from the city, to find a quiet, wooded spot to enjoy the peace and quiet of nature. It is a pleasant way to spend time. But to continue to enjoy the woods we must be careful. A moment of thoughtlessness can result in ' a fire that may erase acres of woodland. IN THE PAST One Year Ago Clyde Biddinger was elected chairman of the Cass county Red Cross chapter, succeeding Harrold Robb. Miss Dora Moore, Montlcello, formerly o( Logansport, succumbed at the White county Memorial hospital. Fire started by lightning badly damaged the home of the Clark Dicner family at Monticcllo. A barn on the-farm owned by Mrs. Maud \Viriek near Star City was destroyed by fire it was struck by lightning. Ten Years Ago Mrg. Maynard Lougliry, 51, former director of the White county public welfare department, died al her home in Monticello. Mrs. Catherine Powers, 65, expired at the residence, 617 West Melbourne avenue. Schuyler Smith, 82, retired Pennsylvania railro;id watchman, succumbed at his home in Lucorno. Oliver Marshall, 73, passed away at his home, 401) Riverview avenue. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dlx, Royal Cantor, a daughter, at tho St. Joseph hospiial. A son was born at the St. Joseph hospital to Mr. und Mrs. James Huston, 1322 East Broadway. Twenty Years Ago John D. Rockefeller, 07-year-old multi-millionaire, died at his Ormond Beach, Fla., win- tor home. Mrs. Effie R. Taylor, 70, city, expired at the Cass county hospital. Mrs. Harriett Smith, 78, of Peru, succumbed l\ Newcastle. Will Sparks passed away suddenly at his farm home near Cutler. Wesley B. Black, 69, Denver, Ind., died at Wie 10OF home at Greensburg. David Wolf, 74, Peru, was taken by death bore." Fifty Years Ago Arthur Bassler, watchmaker al Taylor's store, is in Chillicothe attending the funeral of his father. John Oorriden, local baseball player, left today for Frankfort where he will play third base. Asa Mabblt and Charles Snyder of Young America have gone to Texas on a prospecting trip. M-Lsa May Cochran has resigned at the Boston store and will spend the summer In Omaha. Drew Pearson's MERRY-GO-ROUND Thursday Evening, May 23, 1957. Drew Pearson says: President's famed conference in Panama lays monetary egg; when Ike got out of sickbed to go to Panama last summer, big things were expected; Latins are disappointed. WASHINGTON - Highest-level diplomatic conference in 178 years of U.S. 'diplomatic' relations'"'was held last June in Panama. More Presidents of sovereign states were gathered there to meet with President Eisenhower than anywhere or. at any other time in history. The meeting was greeted with great fanfare in the Latin American press—fanfare deliberately ' encouraged by American diplomats. Some . Latin American Presidents who hung back, doubted the advisability of attending, were urged by U.S. ambassadors to be on deck. When the President was willing to leave his hospital bed after an ileilis operation, it was intimated, big things would be happening in Panama. The trip was not merely to convince ,the American public that he had recovered, diplomats said. At Panama, a committee was appointed to carry out the long- range President's plan for Pan Americanism. The committee was headed by Ike's brother Milton. It held several meetings, and now, 10 months after the momentous event in Panama, it is bringing forth its momentous recommendations. Most Latin • American diplomats had figured the United States •would at least set up a fund similar to the Near Kast Doctrine fund to battle communism and develop Latin America. They watched the money being sent to Poland, Yugoslavia, Saudi Arabia . and Southeast Asia, figured a revolving fund of around $100,000,000 was the least that would come out of the unprecedented- meeting in Panama. Instead, an annual total of $3,387,700 is recommended, of which the Latin governments themselves will put up almost half. There is also $19,«79,000 to fight Malaria over a five-year period, but this is contingent on further negotiations with various organisations. The projects adopted are healthy and worth while, but the amounts to finance them are considered a drop in the bucket by Latin diplomats, it should not have required a high-powered meeting of the greatest number of Presidents ever to convene on the American • continent, they say, to put across such a program. It could have been adopted by the Pan American union itself. The projects include: $1,100,000 for expanding the institute of 'agriculture at Turrilba, Costa Rica, to study the effect of nuclear energy on agriculture, and for two other agriculture centers to study the diseases of bananas and cocoa in Ecuador and temperate diseases in Uruguay; $275,000 for the study of workers housing; $500,000 additional for scholarships; $120,000 for technical assistance; $210,000 for public relations; and $90,000 for a nuclear energy agency. These are to be annual expenditures—if each government now approves. Remarked one Latin American ,ambassador; "We're not communistic enough to get any real help from the United Slates." No Rrldge For Pumima When President Eisenhower was in Panama he signed an act oE congress providing for a bridge to bf! built across the Panama Canal at Balboa. This bridge had been promised Panamanians for 15 years;. Without 11 they have to. ferry across the canal or else cross at the Miraflores Locks several miles away. So there was great rejoicing in Panama when President Eisenhower posed for a special photograph alongside his Panamanian host, President Arins, signing llils bill. Before the signing ceremony, Jules Dubois, Latin American correspondent for the Chicago Tribune, asked President Arias for comment. "1 have to. look at the bill," Arias replied. "1 don't know whether it's an authorization or an appropriation." Educated in the United States, the president of Panama know all A5 WE SEE IT .PROPOSED •AERIAL INFECTION CLINIC , too well that there was a big difference between an authorization by congress and an appropriation by congress. After the signing ceremony, Dubois asked: "Now you've seen, the bill. What was il?" "An authorization," replied Arias. ( "What's your comment?" "Still no comment." President Arias's skepticism was justified. Last week the House of Representatives in its mad rush for economy chopped out a $1,000,000 appropriation for beginning the Balboa bridge. The people of Panama will have to ferry across the canal for a few more years. Cost Of U. S. Information Economy-minded Allen Ellender of Louisiana is one senator who doesn't economize with a meat-ax. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee of the Slate Department he goes abroad every summer to study appropriations. Before he leaves he sends each U. S. embassy a questionnaire asking details on its expenses. He sticks these in his brief case, then leaves to double-check embassy spending. One thing Ellender discovered last summer was tihat U. S. information officers were getting as much as $20,781) in salaries, travel, and oilier allowances. When senators compared this with their own. salary of $22,500 the L*. S. information agency didn't have a chance. Highest paid public information officer is C, Robert Payne at Teheran who draws a salary of $14,(iOO plus $2,190 for a hardship post, plus $3,000 for quarters, plus $3,579 for travel, plus $5,269 for.transfer. Other highly paid information officers included Ralph Powell • in Formosa, $28,1)49 including allowances and transportation; William Copeland in Manila, $25,270; llob- erl Lochncr at Saigon, l.ndo China, $21,781; V. George Sayles at Bangkok, $22,173; Everett Reb at Beirut, Lebanon, $20,921). Of 'Courae it should be noted that these ir.Cor- mation officers do not benefit from tho cost of transferring them abroad or travel inside the country where they are stationed. This is money out of pocket; nevertheless, it looks like a big item to poorly paid senators. On top of this it was discovered that Victor Hnuge, brother of Gabriel Hatige, a member of the White House staff, was on the payroll as Information officer in Tokyo. This did not help the U. S. Information agency's appropriation a bit. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says candy sales in 1IH55 amounted to Ifl.l) pounds for every man, woman and child in the country. • • LAFF-A-DAY Angeio Patri Parents Can Select Child's TV Programs '57 House Demos Will Abandon Society has a way of placing all responsibility for children's development and consequent character on their parents. Parents are blamed for everything their children are or are not from their taking the measles to marrying tile wrong • person, A .good deal of this is unthinking blame, judgments without possession of the facts. After all, children soon become people on their own, and are free to do or not do; and often parents cannot help or hinder. They ctb the best they can, just as their blamers do, and that's it. Often they wish they could change the unchangeable, just as their neighbors with it in their turn. There is .one department, however, that parents can control in relation to the good of their children. They can turn the job or press the button on the radio and the; television set when the program is one that is unsuitable i'or children to see of to hear. It is idle to blame the company for the programs that one dislikes. The company is in business for money. Tho business must make' money or close out. The programs are what the. people accept and that settles it for the company. But parents have a way out. - With a twist of a fingertip off goes the undesirable program. U is as easy as that. Here comes, a letter saying, "There ought to be a law. Imagine a six-year-old girl going about singing a song that no child should ever hoar much less sing. She h,e»rd il on the radio. Such tilings should not be on tho air." But they are. And why not just turn off the song? It's easy. Of course there are programs on TV and radio thai arc undesirable •for children. Children need not listen, or look. Every father. and mother should have enough interest in their children's education to know the programs they see and hear, and selecl them accordingly. .There are fine programs daily. There are stories for the little ones that arc good. There is wonderful music, the best the'world affords, on. the air. There are news reviews that schoolchildren should hear. There are good plays, too. Selecting the right programs for the right audience is a parental responsibility. It is one effective way of training children to know the best from the not-so-gond. Select the program that seems suitable, listen to it and afterward lalk it over with the listeners. There is no better way of cc-- mcnting family unity, no better way of cultivating good taste in music and literature than lhat of selecting the best programs for the children concerned. And it is as simple as pushing a button 6r turning a knob. Select the best book, the best program, the best music and so educate the good taste of the children. * * * Little children wnnl lo touch everything they see, but this la trying to mother. How lo touch them not to touch IhlnKK la explained In Dr. Pntrl's leaflet P-6, "Touch- Speaker Sam Bayburn Expresses Doubt That Any Action Will Be Taken nt This Session of Congress WASHINGTON (UP) - The Democratic high command indicated today it has abandoned plans to push a tax-cutting bill through •the House this year. The hint cam e shortly after President Eisenhower to!d his news conference in' vehement terms that he would never agree 'to a tax cut until a much bigger budget surplus is in sight. Eisenhower added that the budget now is in a precarious state of balance and we haven't reached the point where we can even talk about tax reduction. About an hour alter Eiseniiiow- er's news conference, Speaker Sam Rayburn told newsmen the House will proceed wiUi a study of the tax question but lhat he doubts now that any action will be taken before next year. But Rayburn hold fast to an earlier prediction that income taxes will be reduced, eflfectivo next Jan. 1. It was clear that Rayburn's apparent decision to postpone action until next year was reached before Eisenhower spoke out strongly against a tax cut at his news conference. It appeared !x> have been based on a report Tuesday from congressional staff lax experts that federal spending is rising faster than Congress can cut it. Riayburn's reappraisal of his tentative plans for a tax-cutting drive this year began soon after the report warned that u smaller federal btfclget surplus is' in prospect now than envisioned- by Elsen- hower's January budget message. To Eisenhower's remark lhal it is too early even to talk about a tax cut, Rayburn commented: "Well, I'm talking about a tax cut, and I've been talking about one. And I think next year we will have one." New Castle Guard Officer Short m Account's to Resign INDIANAPOLIS (UP)—An Indiana National Guard officer at New Castle will be allowed to resign ills post, rather than face summary discharge, because '.he returned $1,050 representing a fund shortage at (ihe armory in that city. • Adj. Gen. John W. McConnell said today the shortage reported by -t'he State Board ot Accounts was paid back. The last payment, $(102, came in two days ago, McConnell said. The officer was given to May 24 to resign. The missing money was paid to the New Castle Armory in the form of rent by the New Castle school system and the federal government which used Uie structure for reserve training. Ing Tilings." To obtain a copy, .send 10 cents in coin lo him, c/o tills paper, P. 0, Box 1*8, Station G. New York IB, N.'Y. PHAROS-TRIBUNE ._miKmm-A..'> n, Kifa nJATunta OVNDICATB, in>.. WOULD HIOHTH RBSKRVKD "We're shopping for a new suit for Henry." Report** OMti Tribune ••toMUWd «*f _ dully except 8nMft«y «ad hollilny* by Ph«ro»-Trll'm»» C«« !•«.» BIT Gnat llraiidwiiy, LoKunfipori, Indlann, Rni«r«4 •*• »«««»d «t.wM .nutter •. ike pout »fflc-» •» L.o»»»»»»Tt. I»« H «nd«v «h* net «ff March I. 1879. JUBMBffilt AUDIT HCPVJAV OV CIHOULATIOM» AND VlflTHD rmH*« MptlMal AdvertlMlMx H*p >•• •utatiiK.'i Walter Winchell I Broadway and Elsewhere Broadway Heartbeat Celebs About Town: Greer Garson lighting up the Copacabana ringside with her orange-hued tresses and her special brand of rainbows .. . Mar-j lene Dietrich pat-l ty-ca'king Celestej Holm's specialties! at the Pierre . . .1 iLoretta Youngl getting smiles of! recognition as shej makes her Edenl Roc entrance . . .1 Bill Holden at Ell Morocco where I his "class" causes? comment among the many who wish they had it ... Carl Sandburg ('the word-magician) dining in Lindy's, being ogled like ordinary celebrities . . . The Duke and Duchess 'of Manchester in the Champagne Room at Perona's . . . Joe DiMaggio, one of the gems in Monsignore's diamond- studded crowd . . . Marilyn Monroe skipping nimbly over Madison Avenue puddles—trying to hide undar an oversized raincoat. Sallies In Our Alley: Topic A at The Little Club was the report that Rossellini might divorce In- grid.for a Bombay gal ... "I hope it's not true," observed a listener . . . "Me, loo," said another. "Imagine getting E stab in the heart after all those jabs in the back!" . . . Overheard: "What's Martha Raye doing in a hospital? She doesn't have her own teevee show anymore!" Behind-llie-Scones: Frank Costello—sentenced to 30 days in the clink—for refusing to explain "casino" figures (for more than $600,000 found in his pockets the night he was shot), now learns for the first time how (he police got a pholo of the memo ... It was by the merest accident—not the result of any police plan . . . A detective, who is also a camera nut, happened along when the cops found it ... He took a shot ot it with one of 'those Minox cameras—popular with Nazi spies. Memos of a Midnighter: Diana Dors sold her Hollywood home. Taking a 35G loss . . . June Home, the former Mrs. Jackie Cooper, is being courted by Randy McLnin of Arthur Murray's wwl coast staff . . . Ann Sheridan's long- ago husband (Eddie Korris) and Diana Forbes. Phllly soci.ilile, are sharing the same glaml look . . . Bobby Van, a click at Hie Copa, has an NBC-TV hid. To slar in "The Reluctant Eye." Tony Marlin, the Copa star, is packing them in. On the same menu, the Char- monaires look as good as they sing . . . Hems thai make me wonder: Juno Havoc's press bureau says she (old them she got $18,000 for her 5-mimrte role on the recent "Mr. Broadway" tv show. Bigtown Sideshtnv: One of Hie new additions lo Hie Broadway arena is Geoffrey Ford's SHiool For Racing Far-s . . . It is located .in the Hotel Woodstock on West 43rd Street . . . Opened only a few weeks ago—the classes are small—but growing . . . Mr. Ford teaches his students how to read and analyze the Tolr.li/.alor . . . The board thai, lights up the prices, odds, etc., at the tracks . . . Mr. 'Ford says racing fans should consider only "ono of the first six choices" . . . Because one of the six lowesf prices "wins 90 percent of all races" . . . Friday night the class analyzed the next day's Jamaica card with startling accuracy. Time Square Circle: The IU'X Harrison-Kay Kendall wedding invites will be for a very few dose chums. The bride's only attendant: will be her mother . . . Medicos told Mrs. Mike Todcl it will be at least another six monlhs before they remove the brace . . . Frank Sinatra, who flung a hefiy lawsuit at Look, may cost (he mag all the "Pride and Passion" advertising, too ... Video telephones are already here. No plans yet for mass production. The Phone Co. head has a working model on hi.s desk . . . French singer Denyse Ange is wearing comic Geo. DeW Ill's gift. A gold locket with his picture inside . . . It's a little cookie for. the Mel Bakers. A girl . . . They say S. Davis, Jr., is flipping his millinery over hat model Addy Bluming. .. Irving Berlin (69 the other day) is having- the miseries, another na-nw for shingles . . . The Peter Roberts (he's the "Monitor" announcer) will let a Judge decide. Manhattan Murals: The baby toy poodle getting its first hair trim in the window of the pet shop on 6th near 57th. Biggest sidewalk- congester of all ... The midtown novelty stores displaying the Rev. Billy Graham's handsome likeness alongside of Presley's . . . Most touching sign in Our Town—at th« N. Y. Foundling Hospital on E. 68th: "Home For The Little Homeless" . . . The St. Moritz Hotel's picturesque sidewalk cafe al 59th and the Park. Cast of Characters: Ava Gardner, on location in Mexico, likes service. Has a staff of 14 servants . . . Father O'Connor. One of the top advisors at The Newport (R. I.) Jazz Festival. He's an expert on jazz . . . Prince Marc of Rumania, adopted son of the former Queen of Greece. Good looking enough to be a male model—which ho wants to be ... "Way Out West" and "Around The World" are hit recordings sold everywhere M. Todd's "80 Days" picture appears . . . Owner is the Thunderbird Record Co . .-. The boss of it is Jordon Ramin. 26, who borrowed the coin to record those songs . . . A year ago he was Todd's offic* boy. Orchid Garden: Ellin Berlin's boolf, "Silver Platter" . . . Mauri Loighlon's vocallure at Chateau- Madrid . . . Suzenne Fordhnm's piano wizardry at the Hickory House . . . Russell Arms' new disc, "Evangeline," a follow-up hit lo his "Cinco Robles" . . . Pancho Cardenas' pianotes at LaBarraca . . . Joni James' latest platter, "S u m m e r Love," and Bobby Rand's latest lilt, "Talking To Myself About You." Stage Entrance: "Love Me Tender," Presley's first film, cost a little over $900,000 to make. Il has grossed about $V million so far— , just in the U. S. . . . That's what they call "a goldmine" . . . The Wm. Morris Agency signed Sophia Loren to make an album for RCA- Viclor . . . The Sardi's bunch ar« tcli-tchaltinR about an actress* psychiatrist— allegedly trying (o gal her to chuck her current ro- ninnce—because he's in love with her ... It must be true what they say aboiil Jack Webb and Jackie Lmighery. They made no secret of il at Le Cupidon. Sounds in Ihe Night: A! Marino's: "On Broadway the bigger tho Favor the larger Die Forget" . . . At Cafe Cliamhorcl: "The only thing money oan't buy is poverty" ... At Tnvcrn-oii-llie-Green: "Sha reminds me of Monroe—Vaimlian!" ... In Reuben's: "The reason, there is less room at the top than on Ihe bottom is that heavyweights always take up more spaca than lightweights." The Late Watch: Wall Streetcn will get some large surprises starling June nth. The Senate Security group will open hearings her» on foreign money in the U. S. . . . The Walter Temple Blacks arc HctliiiK a Mexicnncellation. Her pater's a British Earl . . . It's a girl for the Cap!. II. Masons (U, S. Air Force) in Weisbadcn, Germany. The mamu is the. former Ellen Crowlcy, of Ihe "Plain & Fancy" and other chorus-lines . . . Bmid Schulbcrg's choice lo star in "What Makes Sammy Run?" is Eli Wallach, who was so good in Ihe "Baby Dull" hit . . , DiMaggio's chum, Cecil Wolfson, and Barbara 1-loch planned to wed in Jacksonville (his week . . . Joyco Lloyd Georjje and sportsman Jerry Sperling are secretly married. Her grandfather was Britain 1 ! Prime Minister. When a dish or plate is cracked slightly, place it in a pan of milk and simmer for 45 minutes. Tha crack usually will disappear. HUBERT © 1957, King Feilurtt Syndicate, Inc., World cfcbtl icKfv«J "It's nice to hear them squawking about the pric« ot COFFEE for a change."
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