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THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE PROGRAM FOR LOGANSPORT 1. An Adctjuot* Civic C*nl*r 1. An Ad»quot« Sewoa« Disposal Syitmi 1. Suffiie.nl Parking Foeiliti.i FROM OTHER PAPERS— AFL-CIO Shows Courage The AFL-CIO executive council again demonstrated courage in kicking Dave Beck out of his posts as a member of the council and as vice president of the AFL- CIO. Beck has been doing so many questionable things with other people's money that he forfeited any right to a respected position in organized labor. The AFL-CIO council used strong language in referring to what Beck had done. It charged him with "gross misuse" of teamster union funds. A union leader with access to money paid into funds for the welfare and pensions of union members has no business borrowing from those funds for his personal use. He is a custodian and trustee of others' money. Yet Beck behaved as though it was his money. His pattern of conduct has been one of arrogance and contempt of others, and the public has been disgusted by it. AFL-CIO President George Meany stated the case perfectly. "There is not the faintest question in our minds," he said, "that Beck is completely guilty of violating the basic trade union law that union funds are a sacred trust." And Meany went on: "Whether Beck stole the funds or embezzled them, the record shows he took advantage of his position as a trade union official to use money belonging to dues paying members for his own personal gain and profit." If the AFL-CIO executive council will continue enforcing high standards for union leaders, the labor movement will be -the great beneficiary. (Kokomo Tribune) Sales o,f moustache wax are said to be booming — for use by men with crew haircuts. The wax makes short hair stand up. Crew cuts 'are the greatest boon to the industry since the last villain tied the last maiden to the railroad tracks. Here's a new word for your vocabulary: stroboradiography. It means X-ray pictures of the internal movements oC engines. It's a good word to know, but how would you work it into an ordinary conversation? IN THE PAST One Year Ago George A. Mitchell, 69, retired local Pennsylvania train dispatcher, died at St. Petersburg, Fla. The Flora Presbyterian church will observe its 50lh anniversary wilh an all-day program Sunday. James Gear, Marilyn Myers and Connie Rowe will be the speakers for Ihe local high school Commencement exercises Friday evening in Berry Bowl. Indiana Supreme Court Judge Frederick Lan- dls of this cily will become chief justice of the court Monday. Ten Years Ago There was a net gain of almost a million dollars in the value of local businesses, corporalions and addilional improvements this year over last, according to Lyman Smith, Eel township assessor. Lawrence Merrell, 52, World War I veteran, of Delphi, died, Henry Sehrl, IK), succumbed nl the residence, 817 Cliff Drive after a lingering illness. Mrs. Minnie Plank, 119, of' 311 Grove street, died al Ihe residence. Two local Methodist ministers, J. Vergil Siberal and I. L. Pusey, arc beginning Iheir sixth year here. Albert Smy.ser, 78, (lied at the residence, 1831 East Broadway. Twenty Years Ago State Trooper Paul Minnoman, 33, was crlllcal- ly wounded and Coss county Deputy Sheriff Elmer Craig was also shot when they were ambushed by the Hrady gang at the Caley church crossroads six miles wcsl of Hoyal Center on jstalc road 10. They were pursuing the robbers, •who had held up the Goodland Slnle Bank. The cily council amended Ihe traffic ordinance and placed a three-hour limit on parking In the business district. Mrs. Mary Ann Mabry, 72, died a-t her home, V/A Kast Melbourne avenue. Mrs. Edith Vernon, 5fi, expired at her home, 725 West Miami avenue. George F. Shirar, «fi, retired Carroll county (armor, succumbed al Burlington. Miss Kileen Beckley, 21, of near Peru, passed away at Woodlawn hospital, Rochester. Fifty Years Ago Daniel Killlan of the firm of Killlan & Me- Closkuy mortuary, is in Indianapolis at the Undertakers convention. Miss Belle Jackson has resigned her position »H bookkeeper at the Bridge Cily Candy offices. Dr. J. P. Ilcllicrington made hl.s appearances today In his new gasoline runabout, a 15 horsepower Maxwell. Charles Million of Lake Clcolt Is putting In nn. automatic pump for William Tynor at the Big ii near Georgetown. Drew Pearson's MERRY-GO-ROUND THE POSTMAN WRINGS TWICE Saturday Evening, May 25, 1957. Drew Pearson Says: Sen. Johnson uses meat-ax on modern Republican bureaucrat; He gives senators one day to study 1,200 pages of testimony; Johnson makes personal Issue of cutting propaganda budget. WASHINGTON—Texas' Sen. Lyndon Johnson, the astute and charming "Democratic leader, has a persuasive way of putting his nose almost against another senator's, then telling him how much he loves him and how important it is to work together. Lyndon was busier than a bird dog doing this during the debate on cutting the U.S. Information Agency budget last week. Two huddles were especially significant. They were with Sen. Jack Kennedy of Massachusetts, who's been boomed as vice presidential running-mate with Lyndon in 1960; and Sen. Joe Clark of Pennsylvania, second Democratic mayor to be elected in Philadelphia since the Civil War. Previously Clark and Kennedy had challenged Johnson's steamroller tactics in cutting the U.S. Information budget. Johnson presided over the appropriations haar- ings on the U.S. Information Agency, printed some 1,200 pages of testimony, then expected his 'colleagues to read it and vole intelligently in less than 24 hours. Hot Interchange "The hearings comprise a book of 1,231 pages," complained Kennedy, "which became available to us on Monday." "They became available Hiis morning," interjected Senator Smith of New Jersey, referring to Wednesday. "I would like to know how we 'could be expected to know very much about the subject," continued Kennedy. "Are you questioning the judgment of the committee?" shot back Johnson. "If you'd been listening you might learn something." "I have been here listening for three hours," replied Kennedy, The implication wns that he had learned little from Johnson's speech. (Part of this exchange was later censored from the congressional record.) Later Senator Clark expressed the same complaint. "I nuide every endeavor, through the efforts of my staff yes'.erday, to get the committee report and the committee hearings, but I was unable to obtain them." Johnson replied that Clark should have asked him direct. However, this is not the job of a senator. He is supposed to have hearings of important bills sent him automatically several day.n, if not a week, in advance in order to vote intelligently. The truth is that the hearings were not printed until Monday night, were not delivered to Capito! Hill until Tuesday, and most senators did not see them until Wednesday morning, the day they were asked to vole. "The fact that none of the .senators have had time to read the 'many pages of testimony—to cut the heart out of an agency which is vital to the country's interests is almost irresponsible," complained .Senator Case of New Jersey, Republican. Later, Johnson was seon huddling with Democrats Clurk and Kennedy. He told them, separately, this was a personal issue; that as chairman of -Uio subcommittee which recommended gutting the U. S. Information Agency he must have their vote. He got f!5. Only one Democrat, Neuberger of Oregon,.slood up to vote against tlio powerful, persuasive Democratic lender o( the Senate. The Truth Vs. Lyndon What Johnson did not toll his colleagues was thai ho did not tell the truth in presenting his demand thai the USIA budget be gulled. On at least three important points, Johnson deliberately misled fellow senators. They wore: 1. He charged that the USfA wa.s competing with American Press Associations, when two letters had boon road In the hearings, from the Associated Press and Hie J-nlernalionnI News Service, staling this was •not the case. 2. He charged that USIA had CANGETAHYMORt •BLOOD OUT 0*Wi S added 200 Press employes, when actually it employed 200 Filipino and Lebanese printers and bookbinders to publish propaganda in Manila and Beirut. 3. Johnson accused USl'A of spending $1,'100 a week on a jazz band TV program in Mexico City, when actually three pilot shows only had been staged in Mexico City. However, Senators who had no chance to read the hearings had no way of knowing thai Johnson was not telling the truth. What Johnson did tell them, and told them eloquently, was that USIA was headed by Arthur Larson, Lhe architecl of "Modern Republicanism." This, on Capitol Hill, Is a dirty word. Larson not only wrote llio TCI- senhower Bible on Modern Re- p'ublicani-sm, but foolishly delivered a speech on April IB in Hawaii blasting the New Deal. A man who , needs Lo get appropriations from a Democratic Congress doesn't make such a speech, • Ilc.suH: Johnson tore him lo pieces In committee hearings, scarcely let him testify, put poli- Ucs ahead of propaganda and the importance it plays In the cold war. Larson was a poor witness in the first place, but when Johnson finished he was a dishrag. Then Johnson cut almost SO percent out of the USIA budget request and demanded that the Senate vole on this before any Senator could possibly read Iho hearings. In contrast, Uep. John Unoney, Brooklyn Democrat, held ll days . of careful hearings, stuck to propaganda problems, not politics, pruned so Judiciously thai the USfA can still function with his recommended $105,000,000. Wilh Johnson's cut — down to $»D,000,000 — some of the most Im- porlnnt U. S. propaganda in the cold war will be eliminated Just as Hussia is .slopping up HB cold- , war budget. Mmtarn Vs. Old Ouurd GOP Bill Knnwlnnd of California, the experienced Republican Senate leader, was debating freshman Dick Neuberger, the Oregon Democrat, nl 'the recent Indianapolis Gridiron Club dinner. Knowland chilled Neuberger on the fact that the Democratic party was split while there was no .split among Republicans. "night," replied Ncuborger. "There is no split among the Republicans. They're all ngnlnst liberal legislation. "The only difference between., modern Republicans and Old Guard Republicans Is that Old Guard Republicans both apeak and vote against liberal legislation, while modern Republicans only vole against It." Angelo Patri LAFF-A-DAY We Have Duty To Safeguard Free Press Since the first newspaper was published in the United Stales in the year 1>7(M when it was a rare and highly-prized visitor lo Ihe homes of the people, it has become a groat ir.slilulion, a major influence on Ihe thinking and nclion of, the nation. In our blessed, land the papers are free to publish all the news-, editorial opinion on, it, readers' opinions on the editorial opinions and on the reported happenings. This grea-t privilege has become so commonplace lo us in the United Stales as to be la ken for granted with Ihe air we breathe. "Bring in the paper ami the milk," says mother as she lays Ihe breakfast •table, and both como in lo be used by the family from oldest to youngest without a thought of the wonder of il all. Yet how wonderful R is lliat whatever happened across the world yesterday is printed here "ready to be read first Uijng in the morning. 'Chore is something in the paper for every member of the family. Dad scans Ihe headlines, the sports pages and the financial news. He folds the paper and lakes il along'' lo be rend more carefully on his trip to work. Mother reads what Inleresls her most — headline.!, all that is on the Women's page, the new-s about the gnrdeu, the entertainment work!, and what other fields of activity she may be most Interested In. The children battle for the funnies to see what Is happening lo Ilivels today. The teacher In the English department uses the newspaper, especially the editorial shccl, in his. classes. Here the main questions of the day arc discussed in Hie beat prose of the day, an example for Imilnllon by the youngsters. They talk over the matters ells- cussed there, catch a hint of construction, vocabulary, erudition and that Is fine for them. And highly Important, they gel: to vnlue their newspaper for what It is, an informative, liberal, powerful Influence in their education, The cost of gelling out such a paper day after day Ls tremendous, So Is Uie slruln on l.ho men and women who mecl its deadlines wilh the news. Yet It is the cheapest commodity on the market today, the greatest value for (lie least money. Whore else can one gel the • nulhorilnlivc word on the In-test scientific discovery, on the newest, or Ihe best in music, drnmu, the dance? Where else can one find -news of the world, of government, of affairs close to one's way of life? Our newspapers arc- a great good Influence, n fine source, a strong stimulus lo thought throughout (.he daily round of every man's occasions. They are u most, precious part of American life. They guard cur freedom of religion, speech, thought and action. Wo i-n turn must guard their freedom lo serve us. * * * Usually Hliinimi'j'inK in caused by fcnr, shock or uxcilvment, Or. I'ntrl explains the CIIIIHC. and Includes how to overcome stammering In Ills leaflet P-2, "Slammer- Ing." To obtain u copy, send 10 Public Forum May 23, 1957 Letter lo Lhe Editor: Dear Sir: We _should like to present the following criteria as u guide for the City Council lo use when.mak- ing the two appointments for the school board al the June 3rd meeling: J.. A school board member should just plain love kids and •believe they arc susceptible to education i-n varying degrees. 2. He should be concerned with developing future leaders. .1. He should be non-partisan even when he has special knowledge of political, economic, religious anil social problems. 4. He should have high personal .integrity combined with leadership and executive ability, who wj!l work wilh and respect other 'board members. 5. He' should depend on fuels and facts alone; he should represent the entire community and no special interests. (I. lie should have mature social poise and be able lo speak effectively in public. 7. He should be a person who can resi.s't pressures, who can subordinate his personal interests even to neglecting his business or job, and who is never moved lo anger. fl. Ho should be a person who can see Hint a differing viewpoint might make sense, who can take criticism In public or in print and "who stands on principles and avoids fence-straddling. I). He should be a person who can make allowances for the human failings of citizens, leathers, superintendents, reporters and other board members, .10. Studies show that board members who were community leaders, lo begin with and are still at an active age are most; likely lo succeed. J I. Studies also show thai women are just as effective as men us school board members. Yours Sincerely, Gonevieve Eno Mrs. M, 1C. Eno, president Lngansporl League of Women Voters Supreme Court Permits Allison to Post Bond ' INDIANAPOLIS (UP) — The Indiana , Supreme Court gave a real e^late agent charged with maknig obscene phone calls Iho chance lo post bond. Thursday. William John Allison, Indianapolis, was denied bond and sentenced to 00 days Por -contempt of court after he was charged with cursing and threatening two newspaper reporters. The high court ordered Magistrate Charles C, Dougherty to permit Allison to post bond pending appeal. INDICTED IN ACCIDENT INDIANAPOLIS (UP) - Louis Leon Stevens, 44, Indianapolis, was 1 Indicted Thursday by a Marlon County grand jury on 1 a charge of reckless' homicide and Involuntary manslaughter In tho ti-a-ffi'c death last Dec, <! of Edward F. Roesch, president of the Hook Drug Co, cents In coin to him, c/o this paper, P. O. Box DO, Station G, New York II), N. Y, (Released by The Bell Syndicate, Inc.) PHAROS-TRIBUNE Dnllr MKtt |M»r w«f)k far rnrrfvi *ltt.ao p«r rear. By mull *n rmrml rent** In , Ourroll, Wlilte. [•ulliMkl, Pulton mid Mlltml couutlca, V10.0O »•* r«nr| ld* IrnrilnK nren miri wllttl" liiillnMii. Ull.OO par rtnrt oHIilda Imlliina, i»«r yenr All omlf Ntifeflrrfptfona pnynhl* In mlvKito*. N* mftll ••)»- unii tiolrf whrr* r»rrler •«rvl<*« !• mnlnlnlnuil. l'M»rn» «ntM!tllNlieil Journiil cNtfihlU Rcpnrtor utnlillxhid 188* 'Trllmn. •><»lilUh«il IMT Walter Winchell Broadway and Elsewhere Notes of a Newspaperman When 7-year-old Benny Hooper was rescued, the forty men responsible for the back-breaking job of digging him ont, huggefl each om- er and some wept. Throughout the ordeal, the thun-j der of a worlda crisis was super-! seded by the tra-[ gedy ol a liltlej boy trapped in aJ well. A tremen-| dous surge of com-1 passion swept the! nation. After- he? was rescued, t.lioii-| sands expressed I their gratitude i:.il prayer. And once again, the human spirit shimmered amidst the darkness of despair. That spirit is probably humanity's greatest hope, its proudest aspiration. As editorial writers noted — following the heroic rescue efforts of prisoners in the recent Hiker's Islam! plane crash — it demonstrated that everybody has a heart. Tragedies have frequently inspired the quiet courage ;md decency of human beings. The inestimable qualities which distinguish mankind from the beasts . . . Among passengers aboard I he ill-fated "Titanic" was Isador Straus, the department store tycoon, and his wife. During the terror and confusion of the sinking, I he elderly Straus politely argued wilh Mrs. Slraus. A ship's officer held her arm ready to help her into one of the lifeboats while her husband pleaded: '"Won't, you please go?" She shook her head ;md smiled, "No," she responded softly, "we have been together for too many yours" . . . They walked down the deck arm in arm. They were never seen again. There is no finer emotion Hum compassion, it represents a felicity and glory which approaches nobility. Ironically, children frequent.- 1 ly (In more to arouse that, emotion than the great prophets, philosophers and poets . . . .Several years ago, there wns one uiK'laimc'd victim of the Hartford circus fire. She wns a little girl. No relatives or friends sought !o identify her. Despite, broadcasts, news - stories and efforts of the police — there wns no clue to the identity of the blonde, blue-eyed child. The pitiful story of the little gin nobody knew inspired thousands In send donations to pay for her burial. The child lies in a Una-sectarian cemelory. Her tombstone is inscribed: "Little Miss I5u!i" the number of her K r a v e murker. Thanks to the contributions—every Memorial Day, Christmas and July (llh—the anniversary of the disaster thnl snuffed out her life — (hi! grave is decorated wilh a floral wreath. Again and again, a single human being exhibiting courage in the face of tragedy has captured imaginations and hearts. When Floyd Collins wns entombed in a Kentucky cave, the accident inspired Jll days of front-page headlines as geologists and engineers vainly struggled lo rescue him. Collins' calm valor was bigger news than every national or international issue. Over 100 reporters covered Die story. . . . The inns! memorable yarns were written by reporter William Uurlce. Miller. Despite the constant, danger of a cave-in, Miller squirmed through the tunnel f> times lo obtain first-hand impressions, lie concluded I he story of the tragedy wilh the following simple eloquence: "The timbering, which, with solid ground would hold -secure, is sinking into the soft mud. The bottom of the shaft is creeping. Tins tunnel slowly is closing. At any lime the entire set of Umbers in the shaft may sink through the bottom into a deep void. Slowly'the earth is closing the fresh wound made lor Floyd Collins. Surely the grave is being filled, and soon Floyd Collins will be lost forever in a cave lie died lo explore." When Miller was asked why he endangered his life (o gel the story, he modestly explained: "lie- cause 1 was ashamed nut to do it," The triumph of Iragexiy is that it generally Illustrates the enduring quality of the human spirit . , . The Great Chicago Fire de- stroyed two-thirds of the city's buldings. One hundred thousand people were left homeless. Nevertheless, out of the ruins and desolation, a greater city was built. Out of the ravages came greater aspirations. Here was mankind shaking bis first against the ugly power of fate. Typical of the spirit of Chicago's citizens was a placard one shopkeeper displayed while the ashes were still hot. Tha sign he nailed to the front of his charred shop stated: "W. D. Kerfoot. Everything Gone But Wife, Children And Energy." Within ona year after the fire, the superhuman energy of 100,000 workers constructed 10,000 new buildings. However, it required almost a decade for a new and grander city lo rise from the ashes. By the way, although M, Leary's cow carries the historic blame for kicking over the kerosene lantern that started th8 bla/.c, Mrs. Leary later denied it. She contended she milked her cows by daylighl ami never had a lamp or candle of any kind in her barn. The same remarkable spirit wn» exemplified by San Francisco following the horror of the Rig Quake. Four square miles of tha city were charred and a quailor- million people were homeless. While the streets were still cluttered with death and debris. ,t group of bankers, architects ami engineers drew up a plan to mako Sun Francisco Ihe lovely metropolis thai it is today. The miracle of Beany Hooper has inspiring echoes. There ura incidents in every catast-ropha which car. be explained only with one word—miracle . . . When tha "Ilimlenbury" dirigible went up in flames', Werner Franz, a H-year- old cabin boy, jumped through a hatch at the bottom of the ship and reached the ground as flame* surrounded him. At that moment, a water-Milk broke immediately above him and drench Ilic youngster. Consequently, he emerged from Ihe flaming wreckage wet- but without a scratch. When an ammunition ship exploded in Texas City several years ago and ilattened the town— news- gal Inez Hobb flew there to cover the story. Arriving there, she hailed a cab and went In the scene. A short distance away, both Inez and Ihe eabbie left the car and walked toward Ihe flaming waterfront. At that, moment, they worn thrown to the ground by an earthshaking boom. The new.sgal and eabbie were bruised ami shaken by the blast. Then they turned around ami shuddered. Their cab was completely demolished, The perpetual admonition of history is that ordinary folks nro capable of extraordinary deeds. It. is exemplified by little known men on battlefields who reach Ilia heights of courage and glory. .Sometimes that quality can ho represented by a clown— or beautiful girls . . . When Chicago's .Iruquois Theatre caught fire — comic Kddie Foy and the chorines continued their acts in an effort lo avert a panic. Koine continued their high-kicks until it was loo late. Several chorines were burned In death. Foy remained on Ihe burning stage— sLanding still and singing— hoping that In- could calm the crowd. Unfortunately, ram- nd . e nothing helped. Panic wns ra pant. In the H-mimilc Inlerno a panic over 500 perished. Dailies are ollen crammed wilh Ihe melancholy aspects of Ihe human experience, Corruption, criinu and barbarism are common. Nevertheless, it is well to remember that humanity has always survived natural and man-made catastrophes. And, in lime of crisis, mankind has had its finest m<>- immlK, II. gives rise to Ihe hopn that, human beings are somotliiiig more than a handful o! dust. Family spending for food increased about 25 per cent per household between 1!M(I ami HISS, while retail food prices increased only K.n per cent, ncccording to a national survey by the U. S. Department of Agricull-uru. HUBERT "George, are you all right?" l>uhll»h«d ilnlly rxcfipr Snndnj n»4 k»lli1«jr> t>r ThiirocTrllniM C«, Inc., K17 lfl»Nl Rromlwnr, LoJKunwpnrt, Indliiuii, fSntered *• ••cctnd «!•»• •ntttt»r mt lh« »o*t offlo* mt knjriin«BOirt. Init.. attdcr the mot of Marali Ifc tH7a. iBlNMd Nnw»liHp«r ReprvMantntlvM MIOMIItOK AUDIT IIL'"V;AU UK UHICUI.ATIONH AN[> VNITBD I'HMMI Natloul ^.ttmOmlmi 'Let ME handle thisl"

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