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THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE PROGRAM FOX LOGANSPORT I. An Adequate Civic C»nt»r 3. An Acfaquatt Sewage Oispoml System I. Suffiicent Parking Faciliti.i Monday Evening, May 27, 1957. Training for Adults Much is heard about teaching young people to drive so that x they will behave as responsible citiEens on the road when they reach adulthood.. Perhaps more should be heard about teaching adults to drive. The idea of driver training for boys and girls of high school age is an excellent one. If such programs were conducted throughout the nation, we would soon have the first generation of drivers trained for their responsibilities. Yet the fact is that, for all the talk about wild teen-age driving, adults are still responsible for the biggest share of poor highway performance. In the great traffic movements—the surge of work- bound drivers in the morning, the surge' homeward in the evening, the rush into the great outdoors on weekends—adults make up the bulk of those who are indulging in antics that mark the irresponsible driver. Millions of adults now driving in the United States have received their licenses without taking any test whatsoever. Millions of others have passed minimum state tests but have never enjoyed an hour of competent driver training. A widespread program of training for adult drivers, including not only car-handling skills but the attitudes and disciplines needed in a good driver, would be expensive. But the present system is expensive too, in terms of a high accident rate- that annually burdens the nations with terrible losses of life and property and time. There is at least a fighting chance that those losses could "be drastically cut by a program of driver training coupled with strict enforcement of traffic laws. Wounded Feelings One of the dangers facing American Middle Eastern diplomacy is that the Arab nations, both in their unity against Israel and in their disunity among and against one another will, like spoiled children, wring concession after concession out of us. Every question concerning the Middle East seems to involve at least one Arab nation which will cry hurt feelings, and Arab rulers get their way by wearing their wounded feelings and their lacerated pride on their tunics. All of the Arabs will presumably be more anti-Israel than they are now unless we persuade Israel to concede to Arab hatred. And Nasser and his street mobs will be offended if the personal ambassador of the President of the United-States visits King Hussein with fountain pen in one hand and checkbook in the other. So we give the check without sending the ambassador. And so Nasser is presumably mad, but not madder. If this keeps up, there are prospects that the Middle Eastern desk of the State Department will be staffed by doctors who know how to apply "balm for hurt feelings." IN THE PAST One Year Ago Mrs! Winifred Wilhelm, 06, of 329 Humphrey street, died at the St. Joseph hospital. Richmond knocked the Berries out of a first division finish in the North Central conference baseball race wilh a 2 to 0 shutout at Riverside park. Diplomas will be presented to 215 seniors in tho IflaG Logansport high school graduating class. Light frost was recorded today as the mercury dipped within three degrees of freezing in Indiana. Ten Years Ago Bennie Rogers, 3B, of route 1, Walton, died at the St. Joseph hospital of a skull fracture after an aulo crash. Arnold Anweiler, 27, vcleran of World War II, died of suffocation when fire swept his home in Monticello. Mrs. Malissa Flora, 82, died at Peru. Death claimed Zorous Illue, li(>, east of Flora, Born lo Mr. and Mrs. Karl Harlman, roule 1, a daughter, at the Cass county hospital. Mr. and Mrs. John Mcllwain, 114 Twentieth street, are the parenls of a daughter, born at tha St. Joseph hospital. Twenty Years Ago Paul Minneman, 33-year-old stale trooper wounded in an ambush by the Brady gang, remains in extremely critical condition, at St. Joseph's hospital. The new Delphi post office at Market and Franklin streets opened today. George Gable,'111, pioneer Miami county farmer died al his Peru home. Mrs. Klla Drayer, 81, passed away al her Burlinglon home. Mrs. Bcrlha Grossman, 55, Argos, succumbed at a Delroll hospital. Mrs. Myrtle Granger, 53, expired al her home in Peru. Fifty Years Ago Ex-Congressman Fred Lamlis will go to St. Louis to deliver an address on Lincoln before the Commercial club. Dr. C. McCully has returned after attending the doctors' and undertakers' convention in Indianapolis. Kdmundson Wilson, son of Thomas H. Wilson, has been appointed official agcnl for Ihe Chicago Tribune here. Charles Snyder, mptorman on the local line, w*u injured in a collision between his oar and Drew Pearson's MERRY-CO-ROUND THE SALESMAN COMES HOME Drew Pearson says: Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey won't be mourned by Ike's advisers; he stirred up the budget Imbroglio; Democratic Congressmen consider Impeachment of Humphrey. WASHINGTON—It isn't being talked about for quotation but some relief at the exit of the most powerful member of the cabinet, Secretary of the Treasury George Humphrey. There are three reasons for their sighs: 1. It was Humphrey wirh his u n p r e c edented statement about the budget causing a depression that "will make your hair curl" who started all of Ike's present budget troubles. No President in recent years has had so much trouble so soon after a sweeping electoral victory as that stirred up by Humphrey over the budget. 2. Humphrey's tight - money policy has raised interest rates so high that the. government has trouble floating its own bonds. Though hailed as a master financier, Humphrey has permitted the treasury to degenerate to a point where it is now 'offering government bonds at the highest rate in modern American history. 3. Democratic Congressmen have been considering the possibility of starting impeachment proceedings against Humphrey on Ihe charge that he was one of the greatest conflicts of interest in government. Congressman James Roosevelt of California revealed something of this over the week end when he described Humphrey as "a very potentially dangerous influ-' ence." "I think if something isn't done about it, and the country isn't told about it," continued Roosevelt, "We may have a repetition of what we had under Andrew Mellon." "In the form of a depression?" Roosevelt was asked. "Exactly," was the reply. Humphrey's Conflicts Asked for specific examples o[ Secretary . Humphrey'.'; errors, Roosevelt pointed out that Humphrey had refused to seli his stock in the Giant M. A. Hanna Co. Roosevelt then cited a nickel contract signed by Humphrey's son in Oregon just a few days before his father took the oath as Secretary of the Treasury,' by which contract tho government built a plant with the taxpayers' money, then turned it over absolutely free (o the Hanna Company. "They were guaranteed a profit. They took no risk, and yet n few days later this individual became Secretary of the Treasury," said the Congressman from California. He also cited the Arabian-American Oil Company, owned in part by Standard Oil of New Jer.soy, which in turn is partly owned by Humphrey's firm. "That company, Aramco, used to pay taxes in the United States," said Roosevelt. "Then it worked out a phony deal with the King of Saudi Arabia whereby instead of Royalties to.him, they pay taxes to him. And now' whereas this company used to pay millions of dollars in taxes to the United States Government, in recent, years it hasn't paid a penny in taxes. The King of Saudi'Arabia is gel- ting it, and the taxpayer of the United Stales is -being defrauded," "Did Mr. Humphrey OK that arrangement?" Roosevelt was asked. "Not only did ho OK H, H was reviewed in the Treasury department which he heads," replied Roosevelt. "Another case Is that of his great competitor, Cyrus Eaton," continued Roosevelt. "Brith he and Humphrey own properties up in Canada. But in that case, the treasury .sued Cyrus Kal.on's company for $2,000,WIO In back taxes. And despite the protests from Canada thai, this was double taxation, the treasury insisted on pushing through the suit. "H is Interesting to note that the tax court of appeals threw it out—reversed Secretary Humphrey. "This involved a direct compel!-to of his," concluded Roosevelt. "In other words, there's one law for the friends of the secretary of tiie treasury and a different law for his competitors." They may not make headlines, bul perhaps Ihe most important congressional hearings in Washington are due to open this week under Congressman Chet Holifield of California. He is probing the effect of hydrogen and atomic bomb tests on the human race. At present, '.here's a rumbling from people in Nevada against the A-bomb tests, and Holifield will try to ascertain whether this rumble is justified. But on a broader field, he will probe the following findings of the National Academy of Sciences: —There's no danger to people alive today (except possibly in Nevada). The danger involves the genetic effect on future generations, plus the direct, effect of ra- dialian if bomb testing should increase greatly.' —As far as heredity is concerned, there is no safe minimum amount of radiation which humans can endure. Scientists believe that every single roentgen of radiation causes mutations. It's simply a question o[ "how many mutations you want,' —Scientists strongly suspect that, as radiation goes up, life expectancy goes down. —Fall-out contaminates food by getting absorbed by plants and animals. There's no danger yet: 'except maybe in Nevada). But nobody know how much of this human beings can stand. Strontium 'JO is the worst culprit. It seeks* the bones, where it stays for years, harboring its radioactivity. And strontium 90 has been found in milk thousands of miles from testing sites. —Most scientists agree that the medical use of X-rays should be reduced, also that, luminous watch dials .should be abolished, in fact all needless exposure to radioactivity during one's lifetime. —Tho National Academy of Scidnccs recommended that the U. S. improve its monitoring of fall-out, sic up its genetics research, and also step up research on biological processes. MAN~DiES~oii' BURNS LINTON (UP) — Gene Doublemont, 31), Linton, died Friday at Robert Long Hospital at Indiana-, polls from burns suffered May IB in a fire which occurred while ho was pouring gasoline from a drum on the bed of his truck. BOY IIEATEN WITH HOSE TKRRE HAUTE (UP) —Three teen-age boys were, jailed for questioning in connection wilh a story. by Jake Gcss, 1F>; that a youth in a moving automobile struck him across the back with a weighted rubber hose as ho rode his bike along a city street. LAFF-A-DAY Angelo Potri . Parents Can Learn About Scholarships By AN'GELO PATRI "Mother, do you Lhink I could go to college';" Mother looked up from her sewing in surprise. "College? We're too poor. You have ift go to work to help a little for the family as soon as you finish high school." John Henry was silent for a minule .or so, asid then he said, "I'm sure we are no poorer than Ihe Browns and Richard is planning on going." "Richard Brown? To college? He must be crazy. With that big family and his father a laborer- it's impossible. Just put it out o£ your mind." But John Henry was not easily put off anylhing he was interested •in doing so when the principal in- lerviowed him a few weeks before lorm end and gradualion, asking, "What do you inlend to do after graduation?" John Henry •was ready. "I want to go lo high school, and then I .want to go lo college and learn lo be a doclor, bul my mother says we are loo prior so I don'l know how lo get there. But I'm going lo do some- Ihing, somehow." "Ever think about a scholarship?" "I heard about them bul I don't know anylhing about thorn. Could I gel. one thai would lei me go all through high school and college?" " "Maybe. Tf your record is good; if you can qualify for one, yes. We'll look into it, There are a good many scholarships open lo good students. We'll sec." Parents should learn about scholarships for their ambilioua children, buys and girls alike, Some are offered to the children of tho employees of big companies; some by colleges and universities; some by private . individuals; some by government insli- lul.ions. Tho school authorities know about them, or they should know. The guidance teachers cer- lainly know about them.. The pupil who hns a good scholastic record, even one who has a good record' in one special field,' has a good chance of qualifying for help lo- ward his higher education. The lime lo do something about this is when the pupil is in the last year ot elementary school. Ho may not be cerluin aboul his career but he will show strength in some one field or another,, and the principal, the leachers and the guidance teacher will have a good Idea of Ihe direction in which he is tending. The student must keep well in mind the qualifications required ifor the scholarship he has his eye on and make sure his courses lead lilm lo 11, It would be loo'bad to take a course lhal did not qualify him In Ihe end and that has happened. Higher education for our youth is more important now than ever licfore and parents as well as leachers have Ihe duly of seeing the young ones get it. John Henry can go lo college. Oldest Carillon Is at Notre Dame SOUTH BEND, Ind.—The 23. bells of North America's oldest carillon have rung out daily [or 101 years across the Notre Dame campus. The bells, housed in the spire of the universHy'.s Sacred Heart Church, were i-miportcd from France in 1856, jusl 14 years after •the school was opened. The Rev. Edward F. Sorin, Notre Dame's founder and first president, ordered the bells, which range In weight from 15 to nearly 1,101) pounds, from a French foundry. Eaoh bell is named for a different title accorded the Virgin Mary, The bells originally were controlled manually, Ihen were mechanically synchronized with the church spire's clock. In 1053, Ihe bells were re-hung w-ith a new keyboard, permitting either manual or mechanical control. The Rev. William McAuliffe, Noire Dame's current carilloneur and director of the Moreau Seminary Choir, often plays sacred or classical melodies on i.he carillon. It has become a Iradilion for .him lo play Chrislmas carols as students leave for holidays In mid- December. An additional bel-1, larger lhan any in the carillon, also is housed in'the Sacred Heart'Church spire. This bell, named for Sir: Anthony of Padua and weighing IS.-IOO pounds, required six persons to operate manually, bul now il can be rung electrically, II i.s used only lo herald a solemn or memorable occasion. New Translation Of Greek Treatise COUJMI3US, 0.—The Ohio Stale University Graduate School recently published the first modern English translation of a Green treatise which for nearly 2,000 years was the world's best study on minerals. The translators arc Dr. Enrlc R. Cnley, a member of Ohio State's chemistry faculty, and Dr. John F. C. Kidiarris of Columbia University's classic department. The book includes Ihe Greek text, a translation and a detailed commentary on Ihe original work, "On Stones," by Theopphraslus, (,172-21)7 B.C.) a philosopher and •pupil of Aristotle. It is the duly of every 'parent to leach his children the Irulh about sex and life. Dr. Patri's leaf- lel P-3, "Sex Educalion," in- Rabbits Used in Plant Disease Experiment LINCOLN, Neb.—The University of Nebraska is malting the pesky rabbit a friend Lo agriculture. The agriculture school is using rabbits to help track down plant dis- soases. The college has begun n rabbit scrum bank to be used in identifying three viruses found in croplands in Nebraska. It's expecled •Ilia 1 , after Nebraska perfects its method of making serum, the, I/. S. Department of Agriculture may have some commercial laboratory use it to make additional scrum. eludes a list of booklets and pam- phlels to help parenls explain. To oblain a copy, send 10 ccnls in coin lo him, c/o this paper, P.O. Box 99, Station G, Now York 19, N.Y. (Releas6d by The Bell Syndicate, Inc). PHAROS-TRIBUNE Dully Site p<r ntek by «irrtct flM.20 p«r rmr. By ">»" »" rurill rout*. 1» •DUNN. Cnrrull, white. riilimlel. ITnlton nnd Hlnml coiinllffM, UllMHli per rvnri vutnliKi trnillni, iireii imd within Inrifunn. 11 I.IK) per rmri onuildit [»<Uaa», '*I18,I)<I per rexr. All mull -mlmrrlptlonn pnynlile In mlrnno. No mull ««!»- nmlnt*l»ed, Reporter ••tnhllMheil I'M* 'Trl»«n» «ttbll»kc« 1937, King FMhina Syndialc, Inc, ± World ri;jhu lamd.' ' "Oh, no, thank you, I wouldn't dare." , . •crlptlitnn tmlil «rl*«r* enrrlttr I'hnrwn enfnhllMhrd 1S4-7, ' Jannml «»<' Published (tHliy rxuopt Snni!*; HiKl ttoflilnyn by PhariM-'JTrlbime Co., Inc., l>17 K'Jlnl Urojtilwny, LaKnnaiinrt, Inillnnn. rcnlcred IW aecond claMM •natter M the po«t office nt IjOvnnMport. Ind., under the «ct of Mure* 8» IM7K. iHlNBd Ifeiiviipaper Ke»re*«at*tlYe« MttMBRR AODI'J Hi; I""* A I) 0V OlIlCULATlONtl AND UNITED PRMM JWJJIOI-TXIIBDNB NatlM-al A«Tertl.l»« Walter Winchell Broadway and Elsewhere The Broadway Shows Long Day's Journey Into Night: Eugene O'Neill explored the darkness to find light. Deep within the region of Ihel heart and spirit,! where faith min-1 gles with fear, the! playwright dram-£ alized the tor-l ment from which! springs outerj deeds and inner | decisions. This is*] an autobiographi-l cal drama — the 8 story of a miserly* father, a mother who seeks refuge in drugs, an alcoholic brother and 0'iN'eill himself—an ailing young man with poetic visions. Within their home the family engages in an anguished game of private theatricals—pretending that Hell is a form of Life . . . The performances by Fredric March, Florence Eldridge and Jason Robards, Jr., are overpowering in their magnificence. O'Neill's high tragedy has the compassion and spiritual fidelity essential to classic drama.'For he knew that the deepest, most eloquent organ of communication is the human heart. Auntie Maine: This is Rosalind Russell's show. She is a rocket bursting with shimmering frag- .ments. She is a piiuvhecl spinning across the stage. She is a star—and a comet. The tempo is breakneck and some episodes hilarious. The script is nothing more than a gossamer web of scenes involving a zany iady who considers life • a gay party when; the pretentious, vain and absurd are demolished with volleys of laughter. And only the sunlight of the spirit is a shimmering survivor. Without Miss Russell it would be a fandango nf airy nothings. With her. it is one of the season's top clicks. Li'l Abncr: The musical replica of Al Capp's zany world of Dogpatch is a diverting show. Daisy Mae, Li'l Abner & Co. were never daffier. And the Hokum- Yokum family is nn a spree. Unfortunately', the musical lacks Die militant and explicit satire of Hie comic strip. Jt doesn't always transmit the biting ferocity of Capp's original. What .should be satirical is frequently slapstick. However, it has enough happy sounds and lovely, dolls to keep the gayety spinning. The musical's major asset is Edie Adams, who properly attains stardom in this show. liadial- ing beauty and joy, Miss Adams is a wonderful Eve. on earth,' playwright Terenc* Rattigan has sought a sophisticated approach to the oldest-newest emotion. With wit and wisdom, with astute attention to significant details, he has sketched the portrait of a man and women locked in an ancient skirmish.- In their clash, the fiery sparks are ignited by the brilliant emoting of Erie Portman and Margaret Leighton. The play is frequently thoughtful and constantly entertaining. Despite its high polish the themes ar« never superficial. Beneath Ihs gloss there is pity and admiration for a world where strangers ar« lovers. Mr. Raltigan is a fine, historian of emotions. A Visit to a Small Planet: There are high moments in every life when the world seems like a toy and all of us are children. Playwright Gore Vicial has captured .some of the magic whimsy in a spoof with serious undertones. It concerns a merry fellnw from outer-space who can do everything from reading minds to conversing with cats. . .The frolic is a personal triumph for Cyril Hiluhnrd. Iho Jolly One from the Planet l-'iin. On a par with Hitchard's pranking is Eddie Mayeholf's portrayal of General Popoff. This firsl-nighler > enjoyed some of the ingenious satire, but was more impressed wilh the casl. In sum, the most, unusual interplanetary caper since the cow jumped over the moon. Bells Arc Hinging: Judy llolli- day'o ding-dong iliily. It has all the qualities of a hit musicul: Mnr- riment, lively lilts, jarkrabhil. choregraphy, imagination, tasle and a jet price. It is mi longer news to report that Mis-s llollid.-iy is peerless in portraying I he adorable dimwit. In this show, the star also demonstrates Dial she has a way wilh n song and dance. The pattern »l the musical meshes beautifully: Tin; harmonic's*. Hie development of ihe story, the ga- muling of the cast. Sydney Chaplin makes a handsome, talented leading man, the script by Comclen and Green is jus! null! — what more can you ask? Miss llolliday portrays a gal who loves humanity. After witnessing Hit- show, nne thing is certain: You'll adorn her. The Tunnel of Love: The fascinating quality that enables the human race to live in continuity, that is vital to character, that sustains happiness, that creates problem*;, that has always been fodder for that makes psychiatrists richer— is the primary subject of this charade: Sex—Unhappily, the Freudian fooling is frequently more frantic than funny. However, Ihe escapade is fortunate in having Tom Ewcll, who has made an art of portraying the reluctant Lothario. His shuffle, glazed expression, his bewilderment during the sinful goings-on — are constantly amusing. You'll forget the script's deficiencies while giggling al Mr. Swell's mischief-making, New Girl in Town: George Abbott's musical version of O'Neill's "Anna Christie.". The fusion of tragedy with song-and-dance occasionally resemble.s a literary shotgun wedding. The show is sustained by a flame named Gwen Verdon. who adds another bright dimension to her stardom wilh a delicalely-shadod performance. Other festive elements are represented by Ihe playing of Thelma Riltcr and Cameron Prud'homme, Bob Merrill's jubilant score and the dancing revelry concocted by Boh Fosse. Among Ilia highlights are Mis. 1 ; Vcrdon's plaintive chant, "It's Good To Re Alive," and her duct wilh George Wallace, "Did You Close Your Eyes?" The tunes will be clo.s» In your ears for many months. In brief, the show is good, the star is heller. Hotel ParadNii: Humor describes mankind's absurdity, wit exposes it 'ind farce sketches a caricature. This is pure exuberant farce. II is ludicrous and furious. And it is merrily sparked by *i superb buffoon—Bert Lain*. Hfl has no peer in harum-scarum jokum. lli> is tin! past master nt dnffiness. The drollery is constant and the slur is full iif the devil. ]V1r. Lahr is Simple Simon wiio wears Hie cop-and-bells like a crown. Happy Hiii'linu: A Ircal for Ethel Merman fans. The slar is always at her best, oven when Ihn material isn't . . . Pajama Game: A show you can enjoy twice . . . A Moon for '.lie Misbegotten: O'Neill again—immensely aided by Ihe superior playing of Wendy Hiller, Franchol Tone and Cyril Cu.sack . . . Damn Yankees: Tho Mickey Mantle of musicals . . . Inherit Ihe Wind: You'll always remember the glory and power of Paul Muni's genius . . . N'o Time for Sow-mils: If you like It) laugh you'll love (his one . . . Tho Diary of Anne Frank: See it— your heart will never forgol it ... The Happiest Millionaire: A pleasant lampoon . . . The Most Happy Fella: The music couldn't be swella . . . Xiculold Follies: A so-so recapture of the great showman's extravaganzas. Bea Lillio is laughable, Hie- dolls are lonkable . . . My Fair Lady: More than n musical masterpiece! 1 , is one of the theatre's landmarks. Separata Tables: Although the fine art of matured love is doomed by every human's brief passage OKUUING JUDGK ROBINSON, 111.—A sister speaking out of turn got her brolher a SI.O(X) fine bc.sido an' eight-month sentence on Ihe stale penal farm. The brother was charged wilh driving a car after his license had been revoked. The offense carried a jail sentence, a $1,000 fine or bolh. After the judge imposed the jail senience, (hi 1 sister spoke up from the rear (if Ihe courtroom wi|h "j(o ahead ami give him tho $1,000 fine." The judge obliged. HUBERT '"How do you like that?! I finally got around to paying toe electric bill... and now the gas is turned off I

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