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Logansport, Indiana
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Tuesday, December 3, 1957
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THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE PROGRAM fOK lOCANSPORT 1. An AdtquoK Civic C«nt»r 2. An AcUquot* Scwog* Duptna! Sytttn *. Suffilc.nt Parking Faiilitiu Standards of Value ' A recent survey indicates that numerous teen-agers do not think much of scientists. Many boys and girls seem to regard scientists as wicked, longhairs, .squares who are incapable of enjoying life. It is likely that further surveys would reveal that numerous te&n-agers are confused about many other occupations and persons, and even about life itself. And could surveys of teen-agers of the 1920s now be made, the findings might not be any more comforting. The distortion of values in the minds of some of these teen-agers cannot simply be laid at the front door of the schools. It requires more than a school to take good, healthy babies and, in 14 to 18 years, give them crazy and mixed-up values. On the contrary, in many instances the schools are a positive force preventing the children from having even goofier notions about life. We should look to ourselves and the character of our society. How much respect is shown for work and achievement? On television and in the movies, how much fun is poked at people with brains by people with dubious mental powers? How many lessons in bad manners are given on TV? And how much abdication of authority lias there been in the rearing of children? Many people have done famously, at least in a material way, without overtaxing their brains. Some of the values we live by are not sound. And some of the myths and illusions of yesterday are now harmful. If we want to change the ideas of teen-agers whose sense of values Is twisted, we have to change ourselves, also. Civil War 'Security' How silly can we get over "censorship?" To what preposterous lengths can •we carry "security?" The shocking answer to these questions .is disclosed in the strange hassle of the Moss committee of the House with the brasshats of the Pentagon. We can carry them to such lengths that some editors feel they must submit book reviews of the reprinted memoirs of Civil War generals to the Pentagon for approval. We can carry them to. such lengths that the Pentagon can then refuse Congress a look at its "security file" on a Civil War book review case. Way back in 1879, a former Confederate general named Richard Taylor wrote his memoirs. They were highly critical of the federal government, as well they might be, for its reconstruction policies in the South after the war. There isn't any more "security" about the book than there is about "Tenting on the Old Camp Grounds." Two years ago the book was reissued in a modern edition. A semi-professional magazine asked Maj. Gen. TJ. S. Grant, III (retired) to write a review. Neither his review nor the book disclosed anything of a military nature later than Appomattox. Yet the editor, because the book was critical of former government policies, thought it necessary to submit the review for Pentagon "security" clearance. Nothing in the statutes or in Defense Department regulations requires this editor to submit anything for clearance. And yet he did so. The obvious deduction is that some editors, especially editors of magazines that deal with service matters, are highly sensitive .to the pressures of officialdom. This is where we can arrive when we carry "security" and censorship too far. ^ There is far too much public information being withheld today under the guise of security. Censorship on the part of public officials is too often carried to the point of deliberately covering up wrongful acts. It is time to put a stop to that type of action. IN THE PAST One Year Ago Ruby Williams and Nekon C. Taylor were married at the Church of the Brethren. Marie A. Fasnacht, 70, of Peru, died at Duke's hospital. John 0. 'Calvin, 67; a lifetime resident of Kewanna, died at Woodiswn hospital in Rochester. Ten Years Ago Fifty exhibitors displayed their work at a creative art and hobby bazaar, sponsored by the Logansport Art Association. Frances Watts, Lucerne, was married to William Vernon, 935 Brie avenue, at 'the Market street Methodist church. C. A. 6verly, 62, a retired city fireman, died at his home at H24 Cummings street. Twenty Years Ago Joseph Huffman was elected president of the Logansport high school band and Robert Brown was elected vice president. Mrs. C. W. Crawford, Mrs. Myrfea rountame and Mrs. Fairy Emmons were named lo the board of the Second District Legion Auxiliary. James P. Justice, a local automobile dealer, died at St. Joseph's hospital. Fifty Years Ago The executive committee of the Eel township Anti-Saloon League met to make plans for organization. Cass county farmers were warned that another drop in the price of horses was expected. E. M. Dolan was elected Grand Knight ol th» Knights of Columbus. Drew Pearson's MERRY-GO-ROUND THE DUD! Tuesday EverJng, December 3, 199f. Drew Peal-son Says: Champ groggy, but managers won't let him quit; age ontl strain taking toll; handlers can't keep promises to shield him. WASHINGTON. — When you watch whEit's going on at the White House today you can't escape comparing it to the heroic stand of a great, over-agei boxing champ,I egged on by hisl managers to go inl there and slug! it out. It's iiear-1 ing the last round. I The charnp .has! taken three b a dj falls. But each I time the mana-l gers are in there 1 splashing water! or. his face, rub-1 bing his arms," massaging the biceps, 'telling him he has to get back in the ring . . .the boxoffice receipts depend on it. They are out of luck, out of jobs if he doesn't perform . . . He goes back slugging. He knows that the Lite Insurance Tables are against him, that his wife has implored him to retire from the ring, that his son wants him to live the rest of his life in peace—but the box office, the managers —their position and prestige, the grand old party demand another round. Game to the end, he fights on. im Hagerty, Chief Coach of the Management Team, rushes back from Paris. Before he takes over, his assistant, Mrs. Anne Wheaton, omits the Madison avenue pep talk, the adjectives, lets the doctors' bulletins speak for them•selves . . .But Jim is an old hand with the megaphone. Twice be- lore he got the Champ up from, the mat, helped persuade him he was belter than before, in one case sent him of! to Panama from a sickbed to prove it. It made no difference I'hat Che Champ, at Panama, loU the President of Brazil, himself a doctor: "I feet sick and tired all the time." . . . The wobbly knees, the tired feeling made no difference. The managers were in there to win. Jim Hagerty lhad the megaphone. He 3<new hovi' to drown out the murmurs of protest from the Champ ,. . .he even drowned out the news story if veteran United Press Newsman Merriam Smith when Smith qui>ted the Champ: "I had to say yos because they told me they didn't have time to build up another candidate" . . . They had also told him he wouldn't have to do much, work, they would handle things for him. But he had found out different. Fight Gods On On the third fall, the managers had known the history of strokes, known the likelihood of recurrence when a champ is old, when he's under stress and strain, when he has to sweat over tough decisions. But tie managers threw cold water in his face, massaged the muscles, told him to get back in there and fight just the same . . . Jim Hagerty knew all too well how difficult it was to get the champ to tackle major problems. He's been with him at Newport when the champ didn't want to tackle Little Rock, almost had to be hau'.ed off the golf course to tackle it . . .Jim wiU deny this, of course. And he has the megaphone. But it's true . . .The managers; also knew how the champ was finding i.t difficult to concentrate, They knew the medical history of older people when less blood flows to the brain; bow their mental functions decline, iicnv it's difficult for an older man to make decisions ur.der stress and strain — which is why the military service insist on retiring men shortly after 60 ... The managers knew Jiow the champ wanted all reports brought 'him in capsule, form, how he seldom wanted to study prom- lems more than 20 or 30 minutes . . . They kntw too of the testimony of Dr. John W. Gofm-an, the University of California specialist: "arteriosclerosis of the brain, that as, narrowing: of the blood vessels of Ihe brain, is definitely related to arteriosclerosis of the heart. When the blood vessels of the heart are narrowed, so on the average are the bloo<i vessels of the brain. This takes an enormous toll of lives, and more than that it affects usefulness. It is not only a problem in that its victims occupy our mental hospitals in older age, but of much more vast importance is the loss of effectiveness due to diminishing blood supply to the brain in large numbers of crucial individuals in their most effective years." Finally, the champ's manager fcnew how distressed he had been over the headaches and heartaches of the past year — over Little Hock, the missile failures, and the bickering inside his own cabinet ... He had been accustomed to tough body-blows in wartime, but he writhed in surprise and inward hurt when his good friend and Secretary of the Treasury, George Humphrey, publicly lambasted his budget. An attack on the budget 'ty a member of the cabinet was unprecedented. It had never happened before in history. But the champ didn't fire his critic, as predecessors would have done. He went instead to visit at Humphrey's Georgia plantation, thereby adding to the budget confusion :n Washington . . . There was more confusion when the Secretary of Commerce publicly blasted wage and price controls one day after the champ had ok'd wage and price controls to stop inflation . . . Publicly slapping the champ now seemed to be contagious. Charlie Wilson was the next to slap back when he. and the champ differed over federalizirvg the national guard. Charlie, visiting the White House, told newsmen: "This isn't my dunghill." . . . The newsmen had to clean up his remark . . . Later Mrs. Wilson s'.apped the champ hard, as only •a' woman can slap and get away with it. She was rewarded- by a special trip south in the champ's private plane. These things were not what the managers promised the champ when they urged him, after two bad spills, to stay on in the ring; when they told him they would 'handle things for him, not to worry ... He did worry.. He especially worried over the missile : satel-' lite failures. And this contributed to his third fall . . . But, once again, Che managers rushed in with the bucket of water, the quick massage, the megaphone, Hagerty telling the public everything was fine. And, for belter or for worse, once again the champ fought on. ' Thirty-One Couples Licensed to Marry Thirty - one marriage licenses were issued by the Cass county clerk's office in November, the normal number for that period. This was slightly more than double the number of divorce actions, which totaled 14 for the same period. LAFF-A-DAY Angelo Patri Dancing Is One of Joys Of Childhood Most children love rhythm and rhy'Jim has a way of setting the body in motion which becomes rhythmic. That is known as dancing. The very young ones, under five, cannot do the formal steps and should not be asked' to, but they can move as the music speaks to them. They enjoy that and when allowed to do so without the interference of the watching adult, they beg.n making co-ordinated movement gracefully. This is fine exercise for them since it helps to develop their muscles and increases control of them. This can be called creative dancing if one: wishes but to the child it- is dancing and great fun. If allowed to develop naturally it will lay the foundation for formal dancing later on. In the meantime they enjoy dramatic interpretation to music. The teacher tells a story that lends itself to free dramatization. There must: be poetic feeling in the story so the gestures, and the movements made by the children in response will be graceful. A story that tells about the flight ot birds or the wind in the trees is the sort required. Children of thp first year grades in school need this experience for several reasons. It relieves the tensions of the classroom for both teacher and pupils. It strengthens the children's ability to co-ordinate their movements. It rests them and lets them go back ':o work refreshed. As the children grow in understanding of this art they like to do interpretive dancing. That is they listen to a piece of fine music and dance out the feeling the meaning of it has for them. This is an excellent lesson in physical culture, in a halfway stage of develop- apeuttc 'essential in junior high schools, since these children are in a hal.fway stage og development. Their minds and bodies are in uneasy poise and this sort of lesson period relieves them of pressures and tensions. Formal dancing and ballet are forms of dancing that come much later. Ballet lessons should not be given veiy young children as their bodies are not sufficiently seasoned or developed' for it. Ballet is a specialized form of 'the dance and only children of the special talent necessary for it should take it on. Social and formal dancing is for the older adolescents who are ready for it. Square dances ought ti introduce this. They help break the ice iOi' formality ballroom dancing is likely to set, being informal and real fun. Teach the children to dance for the sake of their health, their manners, their posture and their friendliness. One cannot dance and feel grouchy, or despondent. The home records can be of great help here. Spiritual Resources Are Needed ST. LOUIS OTJP) - - A church leader warned today that America cannot achieve security in the space age by outstripping Russia in "technological development." Dr. Roy G. Ross, general secretary of the National Council of Churches, said the "ultimate answer to the problems posed by man's possession of physical outreach intc space" will be found not in scientific laboratories, but in the sp.ritual resources of religious fai:h. Ross spoke before 2,000 church leaders from 30 major Protestant and Orthodox denominalions at the first business session of the general assembly of the National Council of Churches. His reference •to "the spirnual crisis" created by Russia's Sputniks accompanied an announcement that a special commission ol church leaders will meet in New York Dec. 12 to discuss "our responsibility and nuclear-spac: problems." Dr. Eugene Carson Blake, retiring council president, predicted in another address to the assembly that the national council will arrange a:n exchange of visits with Protestant lenders of Communist China "whenever it appears that the Chinese churches themselves wish and are prepared for such a project." A St. Louis Baptist leader, Dr. Edwin T. Dahlberg, is slated for election as council president, succeeding lilake, when the assembly votes Thursday on officers for the next l.hrei; years. QUOTES FROM NEWS By UNITED PRESS ST. LOOTS - The Rev. Dr. 0. Frederick Nolde, director of the Commission of Churches on Inter- •nalional .Mfairs, said lhat in their reactions to the.conquest of space both Russia and the United States are: "Acting like spiritual adolescents at a time of scientific maturity. . .The danger lies not in fantastic scientific achievements but in fantastic human reactions." rr, Mass.— Adm. Jerauld Wright, at the keel laying for the United States' first atom-powered cruiser: "We ir. America must insure that our defense perimeter remains as it is — overseas." Parendt should encourage helpful habits in their children. Dr. Patri makes the stimulation of such habits eusier with his helpful advice in leaflet P-14, "Helpful Habits." To obtain a copy, send 10 cents in coin to him, in care of this paper, P. 0. Box 99, Station G, New Tort 19,.N. Y. (Released by The Bell Syndicate, Inc.) United Nations — Saudi Arabian Minister of Slate Ahmed Shukairy, asking 1 U.N. pressure to achieve independence for Algeria: "Francis hjis continued the war against tie people of Algeria, yet it is a war devoid of tb; code of war and the traditions of war. It is a who!} genocide intended to destroy a p!0pl« simply because they strive' to live their own way in their own homeland." CHICAGO—Mrs. Hattie Rice, 90, after being rescued after eight •years imprisonment and starvation by a daughter who has been.found insane: "I'm h angry. I've prayed every day for a year that somebody would reiicue me." * UK, ran mama jnraiwm t», mtw «u»n > M AHI did woe open the door and caU 'Three. 1 ' PHAROS-TRIBUNE Unity <except Saturday*. Sunday* niul Holhlnyftt 3Cc per week daily find Snuilny by cnr r lcr«, $18.2O per year. By mnl'1 on rural routes In Cnntt, Cnrroll. White, Pulnnki, Fulton and Miami cmintiln* 910.00 per year* oulKlde trndlnK nren nnd wit bin Indiana, 911.IH) pur ycarj out.nl de In- cltami, SttS.OO per year. AJ1 mall nuliMcripttonn pnynble In advance. No until HiiliAcrlptlnHfl nold where carrier «ervlee \» maintained. Reporter e«inMlsIictl 11(0 114 ' JPlmroH eKtaMfftheil 1880 • .KrtSPSS&r^ __«r^«rE^_ 1844 Tribune eMtiifrlUhcd <SZ^^^^^KI> £^5|Slyjft$|>9 Journal eNtnblligbed Published dally except Saturday and holiday it by Pbnr ON-Tribune Co., Inc., KIT Ea«t Broadway, I*offannport, Indiana. Entered n* necoml cltiHH mutter m,' tlie pant of /Ice at Log;nn*port. Intl., under the act of March A, 1870. HEMBEH AUDIT BUREAU OP CIRCULATIONS AND UNITED PRESJ JPHAHOSI-TRIBUNE National AdrertUlun HrprMentmtlTe« Inland N«w«»«per ne»rc«enlmtlT** Walter Winchell Broadway and Elsewhere Broadway Digest Noel Coward, the sophisticate, doesn't drink, dislikes joynts and rarely stays awake past midnight . . . Four years of effort went into the production of "The Rope Dancer s," tliel new drama at thcl Corl ... As ill there isn't enough! trouble, Holiday! mag has declared! ivar against Jaynej Mansfield . . iVait'll you hear! lie gee-whiz d log In the Restor-| ition era spool,! 'The Country| Wife." It brought Julie uarrisl lo Broadway . . . Vera Lynn's platter of "Tonight" (from the "West Side Story" score) is a dreamy dandy . . . Motion Picture Daily ads on "Peyton Place" don't mention the book or the author's name. Sech airz! ... In an attempt to save his marriage with Esther Williams, Ben Gage went thru the agony of dieting off 20 tos. . . . Cathy Can- (last year's Cinderella), who went from a Bloomingdale's counter to her disc click "Ivory Tower" (14 weeks No. 1 on The Hit Parade), has jilted us all to wed Carl Koch, rich Mi- amian, tomorrow. can tootle the flute expertly? . . „ Joan Crawford's explanation for "the longest career in Hollywood": "I had an early start and good health" Joanne Woodward should be a major star after "The Long Hot Summer" is released. Based on a William Faulkner yarn . . . The quote of the week is Ava Gardner's: "I'm willing to bet that 99 men out of 100 are going to cheat sometime." (Down, Girl!) Only two years ago Kim Novak was louring the country "modeling" washing machines and refrigerators. Kim represented an ice box. Ha! ... Variety reports that N, Coward gets 20 percent of the gross of "Nude With Violin" . . • Teen-agers represent the majority of moviegoers . . . Now there's a yodelcr making records who calls himself modestly "Little Joe The Killer" . . . Early in her career Shelley Winters was dropped by a film studio with the admonition: "Give up acting. You're not photogenic and you can't act". Tony Perkins, who is co-starring (with Jo Van Fleet) in "Look Homeward, Angel," fascinates movie mag interviewers. He informed one that be drinks only out of yel- Jow cups and confided to another that he enjoys walking on pavements barefoot . . . The top fee for a Metopera performance is $1500 ... Is there a plot against. Miss Mansfield? The Saturday Review describes her as "an inept female impersonator." "Dark at the Top of the Stairs," now collecting golden notices in the hinterlands, is playwright William Inge's fourth tframa. His other three were major clicks: "Come Back, Little Sheba," "Picnic" and "Bus Slop." Quite a record . . . Mickey Shaughnessy, who plays the tattooed sailer in "Don't Go Near the Water," should convulse those who enjoy 'laugh:'ng . . . Thurber's "Alarms and Diversions" includes a brewery slogan for Madison Avenue illiterates: "We stili brew good like we used to could" . . . "The Lichtcnstein Polka" leaves many listeners cold. Sung by a German vocalist. Many deejays reportedly won't spin it . . . Playwright Tenn. Williams iias to keep writing hit shows. His tab at the analyst's is $000 weekly. Fifteen hours a week at $40 per hour. Howard Teiclimann, who wrote the recent "Miss Lonelyhoarts" flop, rates the Chin-Up Trophy. Authored an amusing Sabbath Times essay about the tribulations of a playwright burdened will) a failure. Laughing-with-tenrs-in-my- cycs stuff . . . Julie London's "Saddle the Wind" disc has her patented creamy quality. Oozes tempting sounds . . . Margaret O'Brien will soon be 20 ... Britain spends about $840,000-a-ycar to subsidize its Royal Opera and Royal Ballet. Comment from U.S. taxpayers: Eeceekhkkk! Helen Hayes' performance In "Time Remembered" transforms a theatre into a Temple of Art ... It will be interesting to see how the film version of "Cat On a Hot Tin Roof" will be laundered . . . Novelist Francoisc Sagan's philosophy: "Old people are always saying that youth wastes its time. Thai's what youth is" . . . The tv salute to Ethel Barrymore included Katharine Hepburn's tribute: "She has more friends than anyone I know, but she's not a dear, gentle soul. Barrymores dor.'t come like that. She has a trenchant wit: she can rebuke stupidity or intolerance with'silence beller than Joe Louis could do it with his fists." The latest young French authoress is very young, indeed. She's 14 ... The highly-touted "Sayonara" flicker is a loonnas one. Runs 147 minutes . . . Jack Paar's nifty: "I'm against psychiatry. I haven't got any troubles I can't tell standing up" . . . Susan Strasberg will someday give a memorable performance of Juliet. Wait and see . . . Ingrid Bergman's confession: "I have always been timid. Even today when I go into a restaurant, my greatest torment is walking through the room ur.til I reach my table in the farthest corner. I only fed secure when I'm playing the part of another person" . . . The season's top drama, "Look Back in Anger," cost only $40,000 to produce. One-minte tv commer- shills sometimes cost more. Wotta Come Down Dcpt.: Newscaster John K. M. McCafferv launched his career as an English teacher . . . Lerner and Locwc, the "My Fair Lady" words-and- music-makers, will produce Jean Ar.ouilh's "Ornifle" . . . Esquire's big scandal ilem: Mae West sleeps in a huge bed. and in Ihe ceiling above is a huge mirror . . . Judy Lewis. Ihe lovely young lady who appears in tv dramas, is Loretta Young's heiress . . . Brando's major worry: A receding hairline . . . How do you become a songwriter? Well, Oscar Hammerstein went to law school . . . There is only a single word carved on Eugene O'Neill's tombstone: • O'NEILL. ' "Rumple" is aclually Eddie Foy's initial major starring role on Broadway. He launched his show biz career 46 years ago . . . The aforementioned William Inge began writing "Dark at the Top of the Stairs" ten years ago . . . Judy HoIIiday will bo ding-donging in "Bells Arc Ringing" until October 3958 . . . Critics for the morning dailies have about 94 minutes in which to write llicir reviews . . . The jukebox carousel will be giving many rides to "When School Starts Again," a Tony Perkins disc . . . Roz Russell is in the happy position of striving to add poundage. Constantly nibbling on bons-bons . . . Talu's comment on the T-shirt school of actors: "They're just wasting their time. They're just learning to be a bunch ol apes." Broadway: A nice, little street when you're Big, and an awl'ly Big Street when you're Little, Comic Bert Lalir'g definition o! the good-old-days: "The money came easy, no taxes, life wasn't quite so difficult. I headlined the Palace three times a year at $5,000 a week. That's like $25,000 now" . , . Mr. Sinatra is full of hidden talent. Didja know Frank Appeal Ruling to Supreme Court on Used Car Sales INDIANAPOLIS (UP) — Law enforcement officials today appealed lo the Indiana Supreme Court a court order preventing them from enforcing a law banning Sunday sale of cars. Officials took the action after Marion Superior Judge John Ryan issued a restraining order for the Auto Dealers Association of Indiana last June 27, and later declared the law unconstitutional. The appeal contended the judge erred' in issuing the order. HUBERT © 1953. King fettam Syndicitt, Inc.. World richu rmerveil. "We figured he'd found a small cavity, when w« heard you yelling for your mother."

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