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Logansport, Indiana
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Saturday, June 1, 1957
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THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE PROGRAM FOR IOGANSPOKT 1. An Affoqgut* Civic Center 3. An Adiquat* S*wag« Disposal System 3. Suffiic.nl Parking Facilities FROM OTHER PAPERS— Polio and Your Neighbor " Some diseases, once an effective vaccine has been found, are easy to conquer. Take smallpox, for instance. If a large part of the country's population is vaccinated, the "chain of infection" is broken and the virus fades out. The same is true for diphtheria. • But polio vaccination works differently. It sets up antibodies in the bloodstream that prevent the polio virus from attacking and destroying the nerve centers. A person thus protected against paralysis, however, can harbor the polio virus in his system and still transmit it to some one else—his family, his neighbors, the people with whom he works. Everybody, in short, regardless of vaccination, is a potential "carrier.". ; That's what Dr. Jonas Salk meant when he warned: "Your neighbor's vaccination won't protect you." If you want protection against- paralytic polio, you must get it yourself. Even if every other person in your town were vaccinated and you were not, you would still be in the category designated as "susceptible to paralytic polio." (Marion Qhroniele) • A Cleveland newspaper recently carried a story of a mother of a nine-year- old who is an expert on judo. Such knowledge, for parents of some youngsters today, might be strictly a defense measure. A couple in South Africa ordered a phone bei'ore their new house was started in the hope of avoiding later delay.' Now the phone is installed awaiting the building of the home. For a time, at least, it's the one phone in the world that won't r-i-ng when someone is taking a bath. A syndicated columnist recently wrote about sampling fried grasshoppers as tidbits. Everyone to his own taste, as the lady said when she kissed the cow. Electronic wonders of the future have been painted in pretty fancy colors lately, but whatever became of the talk about a cure for the common cold? IN THE PAST One Year Ago Raleigh Manring, 77, of 2300 North street, retired interior decorator and former master and secretary of Tipton Masonic lodge, died at Memorial hospital. .".Obie Jackson Hursh, GO, succumbed at his home in Young America after an illness of five months. •William Warneke, 78, retired .Wabash railroad engineer, expired at Peru. -Mrs. Mattie Kerlin, 05, of Flora, passed away at". Memorial hospital. Ten Years Ago ; -Clarence Morrow, GO, of 902 Sixteenth street, died at the St. Joseph hospital. ..'Logansport had only nine days without rain isrthe entire month of May, Frank Elmlinger re- pwted today. i -Mrs. Corilla Lavery, deputy county clerk since Dec. W, 1944, today was succeeded by Miss Catherine Fosler. • ^Christopher Benning, 51, owner of the Sterling ifre'at market, died at the St. Joseph hospital. '. -James A. Nash, 84, retired Pennsylvania railroad telegraph operator, died at his home, 1010 West Market street. '. ; Twenty Years Ago ; -City and slate officials from four slates paid their respects at burial services of Paul Minneman, state patrolman killed by the Brady gang. ; Commencement exercises were held for 192 ibniors being graduated from Logansport high £0hooi. ,! ;The 3Gth annual state convention ot the 131ks opened a three-day session in Logansport. ; -Nelson Tuckelt, 41, of Winamac, died after being kicked in the abdomen by a mule. • George W. Bryant, 75, died at his home in Macy after several days of illness. •';Will!am Charles Miller, 69, retired farmer who lived near Kewanna died in Cass county hos- ' pita! after heart complications. : Fifty Years Ago ; ;0f£icers Liming, Carson, Gorman, Wylle, and Osman were detailed to look after the crowds at<th« Memorial services at the cemeteries yesterday. George A. Schaefer Is preparing to erect a cottage on his lot at Islington, a resort just east of the city on the Wabash. It is reported that Charles Myers of Clinton township caught a Mississippi catfish, which 45 pounds, in the Wabash. Drew Pearson's MERRY-GO-ROUND MYSTERIOUS EAST Saturday Evening, Jun« 1, 1857. Drew Pearson says: Diving in a submarine can be humdrum but vitally Important; U.S. Navy has young, competent submariners; Russia is far ahead of Hitler on subs. WASHINGTON —Mrs. Joe Williams, wife of the chief of stalf of the submarine force of the Atlantic fleet, remarked to her husband the other day: "You've spent the day on a submarine. I can smell you". Captain ' Williams, who had I been cruising off the Atlantic coast near the U. S. Navy's Submarine Base at Groton, Conn., did not smell of French perfume. His clothes had a peculiar, but not unpleasant odor of clean steel and fusel oil. Sniffing my own clothes as I got home from Groton, I kissed my wife and expected to be smelled too. I was disappointed. Mrs. P. asked no suspicious questions that might have given me an opening to tell her of my deep-sea exploits on a killer-submarine, the USS Tirante. Despite that, I'm going to write about them. Maybe she'll read the column. Actually (he anti . submarine warfare work of the U. S. Navy is one of its most important jobs. For with Russia having a known total of at least 450 submarines, and with subs now able to fire guided missiles off the American coast, this is the most dangerous potential attack faced by the United States. Hitler, incidentally, had only 57 subs when he started World War II, and he almost put allied shipping out of commission. Humdrum Dive Actually, however, diving underwater on a killer-submarine is a humdrum affair — at least in peacetime. It's still and motion- leas, except for the hum. of the motors. No waves. You'd think you were sailing on an absolute calm sea. And since there are no portholes to look out, you haven't the ghost of an idea where you are. When the sub first starts to dive, you feel a gentle, tilting motion, and you wonder what would happen if the Tirante should keep on diving, smack into the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. You also wonder, when you start coming up, what would happen if the sub should bump into a last-rushing liner, headed for Now York. After all, you're right in the Transatlantic shipping lane. But Lt. Com. George Meeker, skipper of the Tirante, doesn't seem worried about any of these things. He gives orders in a quiet voice as if taking one of his 'three children out for a stroll"on the streets of Baltimore where he used to live. "Take her down, Jim," was his command to Lieut. James O'Keefe of Nulley 4 N. J, O'Keefe barked a couple of quick orders in the conning tower. Two enlisted men jumped down Hie hatch into tho control room, sat beside two wheels which control the fins and we nosed our way gently down toward the bottom of the Atlantic. Except for the dials on the side of the boat, the ordinary landlubber like me couldn't have a ghost of an idea how deep we were. Keeping the boat exactly on the same level after diving is ordinarily quite simple. However, we were diving with television camera focused on the crew, and once, when we rehearsed a shot, a man at a wheel forgot it was just a rehearsal and started to "take her down" deeper. Commander Hecker quickly reversed him. After we got down 1 , wo "snork- led." This, again, is a relatively simple process—if you know how. A snorkel, or long tube, is projected out from the sub, just above the surface of the water, which takes out exhaust fumes from the engine, brings fresh air in. The snorkel was invented by tho Dutch and perfected by the Germans during the war. With U, a sub cnn slay under water indefinitely. Without it, the crew must come to the surface once a day both foe air and to charge the batteries. . The problem on a submarine is partly mechanical, partly human. When a crew of about HO men live together In close, cramped quarters, sometimes weeks on end, • they have to understand human nature. During the war, Tokyo Rose described American submarine commanders as ruthless Yankees who smoked big black cigars and virtually ate little children. Actually the officers of the Tirante are youngsters in their twenties or early thirties. They never get excited, know the first name of every crew member, know how to win respect and confidence. Submariner* like Each Other Submariners seem to like their jobs. When I asked C. W. Williams of Caryville, Tenn., why he had been a submariner most of his life, he said: "I guess it's the association. You sort of get to know people. The officers and men all know each other and slick together." When Williams showed me the crew's living quarters, I marveled at how they could work together below docks for long periods of time. A .submarine is about the length of a football field. In fact, it's a good walk from bow to stern and. you get a lot of exercise lifting your knees up under your chin to pass through the compartment doors which shut off one part of the ship from the other in case of trouble. But most of the ship's space is taken up with machinery, torpedoes, and fuel. In the torpedo room, men sleep on top of the torpedoes, under the torpedoes, and all around tho torpedoes. In the mess, the crew eats in three shifts. The cook operates in a tiny space, but turns out amazingly good ".chow". An ice crctini freezer produces ice cream under water. Milk is also produced under water and it tastes just as good as any fresh" milk. I should know. I'm a dairyman. Every inch is utilized. Along the corridors are casos for maps, emergency instructions, codes and signals. Eaoh man has a small locker, plus a bag alongside his bunk for toilot articles..There are no extensive wardrobes aboard a submarine. It's a cramped life. Yet most submariners don't'leavc. They like it. Which is a good thing for the U.S.A. For, when you see those long, slack-nosed greyhounds of the deep lined up alongside the docks in Groton, plus submarine tenders, net tenders, floating drydocks, ir.othballed subs and unfinished subs, you begin to realize how intricate and all-important the submarine defenses of the United States are. ENROLL l,89fi Librarian Mary Holmes Friday said that 1,896 children and adults had registered for the city library summer reading program. LAFF-A-DAY Angelo Patri Cultural Education ital Fund Drive Needs Also Needed Over $115,000 In our haste to train young people for service in science and the other professions, we ought not to overlook the fact that more is needed for a sound and productive education than skill. A background of the culture of the peoples is a necessity. A people's culture is the mass of knowledge — its overtones as they rise in music, poetry and literature; its wisdom as set down in .the books of the masters. These are required of the enriched and cultured mind. "What does an engineer, a physician, a technician in any field need of all that?" He needs it to enable him to interpret his feelings, the wants and needs of the people and the Time he \jntcnds to serve. He needs this to cultivate an important quality of mind for the establishment of working conditions betwen him and those he must serve or work with. It is known as sympathy.. A quality of understanding that allows him to meet the mind the feelings and the needs of those he meets. This feeling of oneness with people is essential to one's association with them. This sort of education gives one what is commonly known as "broad - mindedness"; and it is . commonly admired. Young men and women in a hurry who elect to study one field to the exclusion of the "humani- . ties" starve their minds and stunt their personalities. An enriched mind and a polished personality, the goals of all keen young people Itoday, are not acquired in a hurry. Information can be stored in a fast lime but not knowledge, not wisdom, not the seasoned and polished performance. That takes time and thought and study and reflection and practice among peo- pje of many kinds. Many kinds. Not just the scientists for the science scholar; not just the engineer for the engineering student. It Uikes all kinds because each has his contribution lo make from his point of view. It is to be hoped then that college courses will be elected on a wide and deep foundation of the humanities, languages, literature, poetry, history, music, art. Recently a lady was heard to say about a guest of honor, one who had concentrated on his work, "But he is so crude. One .would think he had never brushed elbows •with cultured people." That is no compliment and one could wish that it might not be spoken of this generation of skilled, effective, educated college men and women. Learning in its real sense should be honored among them. Hospital Advisory Board and Trustees review Financial Position It appears that expansion of Memorial hospital cannot begin until tho fund drive reaches its $400,000 goal and until more payments on pledges are received. This was a tentative conclusion arrived at by the hospital advisory committee and board of trustees which met Wednesday evening. Funds accumulated in the drive, in the bond issue, and jr. accrued interest now total $1,205,997.84. Apparent low bid submitted for the work is $1,320,997.84. This is a revised bid, but still' exceeds by $115,501 the total funds collected and pledged. State law requires that .hospital authorities have in cash deposits the amount of debt contracted. Total cash on hand to date slightly exceeds $022,000, since part of the total $1,205,997.84 is in the form of pledges. It is estimated that $1,115,000 ir. cash musl be on hand before construction begins. There is an alternative. Plans could be revised, reducing the extent of expansion and thus reducing costs. This, however, would mean sacrificing badly needed space for beds and services, hospital officials said. Reductions in the planned project would mean reductions in services available, including x-ray, laboratory, emergency room, and surgical services. Redesigning would take an estimated C - 8 months. Health authorities feel sue!) a reduction in hospital beds and services would give inadequate service lo Uio public in this area, hospital officials said. Bids on the project were received May IS. They must be accepted or rejected by June 14. ( Subscriptions for the building fund are being taken at both local tanks -and at tho hospital. Name Special Judge In Two State Cases Judge Robert Thompson of the Fulaski circuit court wns named special judge Friday in the stale casos against Josephine Wood and Margaret Chapman of this city for resisting and interfering with an officer. The two women appealed the cases to circuit court afler they, were convicted in city court ot charges that they resisted and interfered with Sheriff 0. R, Carson and Deputy Roy King in tho performance of their duties. Some people smile nt Infant's play, but this In fundamental lo a child's growth. Dr. Paid explains why In his leaflet P-10, "Infant's Play." To obtain a copy, send 10 cents in coin to him, c-o this paper, P. 0. Box 90, Station G, New York 19, N. Y. (Released by The Bell Syndicate, Inc.) APPOINTED NATURALIST INDIANAPOLIS (UP) - David A. Griggs, Fort Wayne, has been appointed chief naturalist for the Division of State Parks of the Indiana Department ot Conservation. He .succeeds Dr. Carl Krekeler, Valparaiso. Children's Day Program Set Plans have been completed for a Children's Day program at the Spring Creek Christian church at 7:30 p. m., Sunday, June 2. PHAROS-TRIBUNE Reporter ••tafclliheH UM* Trllinn. ««t«l.ll.l.«d 109T FlATUIll 1TTOKATK, IM, WGkLD KIOHT1 IB*iiYI», Hodges scores, Snider scores — and the Dodg«n lend, four to one." ; Jourun) 'extnh Hubert Pn It United dally except Snnday and holldnye by l*bn row-Tribune _ Inc., KIT Kant Broadway, XjOjmn«port, Indian*. Ratered : aa eeeund cln mntier at the pout office »1 to«"»import. liid.. under the act *f Karen ft> Walter Winchell Broadway and Elsewhere The Headliners Savagery slithered out of the darkness of 18-year-old Ronald Marrone's mind and pretty 15-year- old Ruth Zeitler was brutally murdered. Marrone followed a deadly •pattern. The tragedy was preceded by the horror of 14-year-old Andrew Casey, who killed his mother and sister . . . Several years ago Fred McManusi (another "model"! boy) liquidated 53 innocent people inf cold blood. After! he was nabbed,! McManus severe-l 1 y reprimanded! reporters for ask-l ing impolite quer-^ ies and blamed I his crimes on mother "because? she always treated me like a naughty boy." The Jekyll-Hyde aspect among murderers is hardly novel. Wardens have frequently noted that killers are pushovers For sentimental ballads. Tears streamed down the cheeks of hardened Murder, Inc. gunmen when mothers visited them in jail. The most crushing penalty in the Ronald Marrone case will be inflicted -on his mother and father. Henceforth they are condenined to live with a nightmare and never know a moment of real peace. Desi Arnaz, in addition to being a tv star and tycoon, Is quite a diplomat. Look mag recently reported that a youngster burst into tears when .she met Arnaz — because he didn't recognize her afler appearing in her parlor every week. Arnaz, however, was equal to the occasion. "Honey," he soothed, "it's hard for me to see you — sitting out there in the dark." Wall Street is crowded with explorers of the imponderables. The sharpies who are constantly on the prowl for a sure-thing in a game dominated by uncertainty. There is, however, a single certainty: The market goes down as well as up. And the smartest can be outfoxed . , . Once upon a time, a man invested his savings in a mining proposition and lost every cent. He was destined to become Wall Street's shrewdest financier: B. Baruch. Incidentally, the Sfi-year-old Baruch once explained Uie secret of his longevity: "Li-fc is worth living as long as there is u pretty woman to look at." Roberto Rossellini, well-known as a director, is also a performer. He seems to be extremely dell al paying Romeo. How does he excite fcmme pilapals? What is the secret? . . . Injjrid Bergman, an authority on the subject, once explained jl: "I never tlwiiKli! 'I'm in love.' Nothing like thai. I just felt as though I had known Roberto for years. He was «asy to talk to and interesting to lift™ lo. Most of all, he was alive, and he made me feel alive." Ed Wynn has emerjjcd frdin the shadows and life is fu'.l of aright- ness again. The 70-year-old star knows the melancholy aspcrls of being a lias-been. He recently described it: "I was bewildered when no one came knocking on my door after al! those active years. All of a sudden the big curtain came down." The curtain rose again, of course, when Wynn played a dramatic rolt; in leevce's ".Koquieui for a Heavyweight." It was a searing experience, however. Afler the first week's rehearsals, almost everybody pleaded wiih Wynn to quit. His son, the writers, the director — nil begged him to leave the show rather Mian face public humiliation. Nobody seemed to have failh in Ed Wynn — except Ed Wynn. Professor Groucho, one of the 20th Century's eminent philosophers, demolishes the leevee rating systems in a Salevepost interview. The Marxmanship is amusing as well as logical. He argues: "To determine (he viewing habils of 39 million homes, 000 sets are monitored, but what about the home owners who occasionally go out at night. There must be others who'd rather play poker. Half who do watch must be drunk, otherwise they wouldn't be viewing." Jackie Gleason is a casualty of the fierce WaT of Ratings. After announcing his surrender, the weary and ailing clown declared that hs doesn't want to work. Even when he was riding high, GJcason was aware of the pitfalls. He moaned at that time: "I can't relax. I can't sleep." As failure always hopes for success, the success constantly fears failure. Ironically. Sid Caesar (another ratings victim) would rather work hard. He says: "I've never learned to relax. One week of no work and I've had it." Billy Graham, according to his biographer Stanley High, is fre- quenly asked: "How do you explain your success?" Graham responds: "The only explanation I know is God." "But why did C.od choose you?" "When I get to Heaven." Graham declares, "that's (he first question I'm going to ask Him." Billy Graham is the most popular evangelist since Billy Sunday, who is remembered for iiis deathless counsel: "Try praising your wife, even if it does frighten her at first." The greasepaint realm is full of strange ironies. Names lighting up marquees rarely experience ' His personal happiness they inspire in public. Mart h a Ray'e, who has made millions laugh, has known much private sorrow. She became a comic as the result of an agonizing experience . . . Miss Roya was a little known ballad singer in a Broadway show, some years ago. One night, Ella Logan was too ill to appear and Martha replaced her in a sketch. In Ihe skit, she was required to walk downstairs pretending to be drunk. While performing the rouline that made lior a comic overnight, she stumbled and fell alf Ihe way down. Tha audience was hysterical with glee. But it wasn't much fun for Martha. Jn Hie fall she suffered a fractured arm. Sophia Lnrcn is aware that her success can be measured by tha dimensions of her lorso. A Naples dressmaker recently sued her — contending she breached a contract in which she agreed lo wear only his creations. Miss Lorcn called in reporters and set the record straight: "It wasn't clollies — but no clothes thai made people notice me in pictures." The knowledge Dial success isn't always permanent goes haud-in- hand with the comforting fact I hat failure is frcxjiienllry Icmponiry. . . . Andy Griffith was louring Ibo Dixie hillbilly circuit when he received an offer from a New York nightclub. He was a quick flop in the Big City and hastily retreated • to the Land of You-AIl. However, during his visit lo Now York Griffith became friendly with an actor. Several months later, the actor called Griffith mid urged him to rend a book Dial was being transformed into a iv play. The actor read it, came North, auditioned for the tv role and won it. Tho Iv version became the lliralru hit, "No Time for Sergeants." and Andy Griffith conquered Broadway. And now ho is a cinch to couquc-r*. the nation as the star of Klia Kazan's click flicker, "A Face in thff Crowd." Firemen Demonstrate Artificial Respiration To Scouts of Pack 320 Firemen Alvin Dclancy and Ernest Klucimo deimm.slrated ariifi- cial respiration :il cub scout pack meeting No. .'!2<) Tuesday evening. All cubs took part in the demim- stration. Den No. 4 put on n skit, "Going on a Camping Trip" Den No. ;! put on a skit, 'Tire Hazards on Cluller Street." A line-year pin was awarded to Joan Foster. Richard Hyan, Sammy Saalwaechlcr. Timothy Morgan and Donald Fisse! were Kiven Dcnncr stripes. A picnic is scheduled, for the next meet ing. Sponsor of pack 320 is Whcatland Avenue Methodist church. Cub scout master Richard Ashby !hitnk<?d everyone for their part in Scout-0-Rama activities. HUBERT © 19J7, KiiiK i ; c»liiiei Syndicate, Inc.. World lip.lili tamed. MHBMBKK A. CD IT Of* CIRCULATIONS A.WD CJI1 "She wants to taste your sign — do you mind?"

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