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Logansport, Indiana
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Wednesday, July 3, 1957
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THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE PKOORAM FOR IOOANSPORT 1. An Adtqual* Civic C*nl*r 3. An Adequate S«wag» Disposal Sy»t*m 1. SuHiinnl Parking FacililUi Vote of Confidence for Our Schools We are pleased to note the action of the Logansport School Board Monday night in approving 3 to 1 an increase in the cumulative building fund from 50 cents to $1.00. It marks a distinct boost to the city schools, and should permit a sound, well-planned building program here which is sorely needed. The opinion expressed by a couple of the board members that the money in the cumulative building fund should be'kept more strictly for buildings is an excellent one. It seems to be the general con- census of opinion of the citizens, and a right one, that that fund should be used solely for new building and for the acquisition of land where necessary. Use of the cumulative building fund for repairs or for any other purpose should not be permitted. Planning of the building program can now proceed without delay, and can be translated into construction of the best possible building at the lowest possible cost. More Than a Word Independence is a word. Independence is an idea. Independence can be a singing in the hearts of a free people. Or it can be a memory of great events long ago, a memory dusted off and .spoken of once a year on the date' of anniversary. In America there was a proclamation of independence. There was a war of independence, a revolution against tyranny. And when the war was over, a huddle of men and women on the eastern fringe of this continent faced a mighty destiny. That destiny has been magnificently fulfilled. The United States of America has become one of the giants of the earth, a nation great and rich and full of the vigor of a people who rule themselves. But 1776 was a long time ago; it's getting on toward 200 years ago, now. It would be easy to forget what the men of those times were so excited about, what they gave their lives for. It would be easy to forget the centuries of struggle that had gone into the making of the liberties they proclaimed. To remain great, the United States— which is to say, all its millions of individuals—must do more than recall, each year, the stirring days of 1776 and all that followed. Independence must be more than a word. Independence must be more than an idea. Independence must be a singing in the hearts of a free people. IN THE PAST One Year Ago A kitchen wall al the James Wheeler residence, 1VH High street, was damaged by fire caused by lighting. Miss Clara Williamson, former local school teacher, expired at Helena, Ark. There arc now 417 Cass county youths in Ihe armed forces, inclining 358 volunteers and 59 draftees. Edwin Cattin, B2, carpenter and lifetime resident of Miami county, died. Ten Years Ago Born lo Mr. and Mrs. James H. Lewis, 325 Day street, a son, at the Cass county hospital. A son was born at the Cass county hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Townsend, BOO'A North street. Mr. and Mrs. Don Emmerd, 89V4 Eighth sired, are the parents of a son, born at the Cass county hospital. Born lo Mr. and Mrs. Gale DeWill, Royal Center, a son, al Ihe St. Joseph hospital. Harry Eisenblse was installed as Ihe new pre- itdent of the Rolary club. Marion Mcllwain, 88, died al his home, routs 1, cily. Twenty Years Ago The 36th annual convention of post office clerks began today in Logansport. Gerald Even, 18 months, of Winamac, suffered a fractured lefl leg when his falher backed the family car oul of a garage and inadvertently struck the child. Olvyn S. Troutman, 43, died at his home, two miles north of Kewanna. He was a member of the Union lownship advisory board. The Rolary club belted oul a 3-3 victory over the Kiwanians in Ihe Business Men's Soflball league. Richard Davis, a Loganspoti student at Butler Universily, was awrdcd a scholarship by that institution for Ihe coming school year. Worthy President Charles E. Cotn'or and a delegation from the Logansport chapter of the Eagles lodge, today planned their trip to the traditional Eagles outing in Columbia Park, in Indianapolis. Fifty Years Ago Ed Wolf has been elected president of the newly-organized Bartenders Union. George Blake Is vice-president. Dr. C. M. Surge, veterinary surgeon, is nursing a sore Ihumb. He was bitten while dressing a horse's mouth. James Cook Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. James -Cook of Liberty street, celebrated his 14lh birthday anniversary. Miss Elizabeth Jamison and Frank Thompson were thrown from a boat In which they wer» tiding in the Wabash river, but escaped death. Drew Pearson's MERRY-GO-ROUND Wednesday Evening. July 3, IMT, CALLING ALL (MILE A) MtNUTE' MEN Drew Pearson says: Steel price increase will be followed by other Increases; Steel increanc cuts out cnance of tax 'cut next year; Business leaders give Bronx cheer to Ike's price control warnings. WASHINGTON — The increase in the price of steel will not be the only one to help hike the cost of living this summer. Jt will be followed by a chain reaction of price increases, all further decreasing the buying power of the white collar worker, the farmer, the school teacher, the oldster living on a pension, and anyone with a fixed or low income. Aluminum manufacturers are expected to ask a penny 'a pound more on Aug. 1, because of a 15-cent-an-hour wage' boost. The meat and glass industries will, increase prices. The price of men's flannels will go up three cents per pound, ammonia $B a ton, and the leading TV manufacturer Will try to get $20 more. per set. * There's already been a lot v of agitation bout inflation. But you ain't seen nothing yet. No Tax Cut in '58 Most important political effect ot the increased cost of steel will not be felt until about next January. This is the period when politicians will try to carry out that long a•wailed promise of a cut in taxes. They won't admit it. but the inside fact is there will be no tax cut. The reason is quite simple. The increased price of steel, together •with other simultaneous, spiraling prices, will add $4 billion to the budge'.. Tiy's just about absorbs the surplus on which both political parties based their promise of a tax cut. It is no secret that the biggest bill Uncle Sam has to pay is for military hardware. This is the term given battleships, submarines, tanks, armored cars, trucks, and guns. So when the price ot steel goes up, the man- who feels it most is the uncle who has to pay for this hardware. There's another reason why •there will be no tax cut. In addition to the $4 biiiion extra for hardware, another extra billion will be added to the expense of government because of higher interest rates. Uncle Sam will pay that extra billion just to borrow money. Messrs. Humphrey and Burgess have hiked the interest rale on government bonds to • the highest point since the depression, with the result Dial interest on the National debt is also at an all-time liigh. Ike Gets Kicked Twice President Eisenhower has appealed to business and labor to hold down prices and wage.s, and each time he has been promptly kicked in the teeth by the big business leaders who did so much to elect him. Here are the kicks: Kick No. 1 came just before and after Feb. 6 when the President publicly staled: "When I said bus!- 1 ness and labor must exercise and must discharge . their authority in conformity with the needs of the United States, I wasn't merely asking them lo be altruistic. Their long term good Is involved, and I am asking them merely to act as enlightened Americans. "Unless this happens, the United States Ihen, has to move in more firmly with so-called controls of some kind." This got a' private horse laugh from business. Reason was that next day, Ike's own Secretary oE Commerce, Sinclair Weeks, himself a big businessman, figuratively kicked his boss in the teeth. He stated at his press conference that the administration was not . considering wage and price controls at all. The President had warned business and labor that unless they held down inflation "The United States has to move in more firmly •with so-called controls." He did this for the obvious purpose of trying to get business- to stop inflation. Whereupon the man in charge of his business policy cut the ground right out from under his own President. Kick No. 2 came from another big businessman, James Zcllcr- baeh lo whom Ike had given an important diplomatic plum — the Ambassorship to Italy. As Zeller- bach took his post, he increased the price of paper sold by his Crown Zellerbach company. This hil newspapers and magazines all over the nation. Simullaneously, Crown Zeiler- bach announced: "The most successful year in the company's 86- year history." Profits went up 13.4 per cent over the preceding year. Despite this and despite Ike's appeal to stop inflation, his own ambassador brazenly added to inflation. Kick No. 3 came last week when the giant U. S. Steel company jacked up its prices just one day after the President again appealed to keep prices down. Behind The Horse Laugh There's an interesting reason for -the business horse laughs regarding Ihe President's warnings. They figure he doesn't really mean them, that he has no idea of ever getting lough. They base this not only on the Sinclair Weeks' denial •bul on Ihe well-known Eisenhower policy of "Reward Your Opponents." For instance, business leaders all knew that Eisenhower did nothing about Zellerbach's price increase — except continue him in the choice reward of Ambassador lo Italy. They also knew lhal Ben Fairless, chief power behind U. S. Slcel for years, had been rewarded by Ike. He was appoinled Coordi- nalor of Ihe President's Citizen Advisers on the Mutual Security Program. For several weeks il was known, -thai U. S. Stocl was going lo hike prices on July 1. It had been printed in the Trade Press and was reported by this writer. Obviously the While House knew it. But no heat w-as applied to Ben Fairless and other sleel moguls, most of them heavy contributors lo Ihe Eisenhower election campaign. Technically B-en Fairless is out of the sleel corporation, but he still exercises potent influence.' So business leaders, watching the Eisenhower policy ot sweetness •and light, -go blithely on their price-raising way. Note — In his last press conference, the President reversed his Feb. 6 warning thai there might, be wage and price controls. He said controls were Ihe way lo bring socialism which Khrushchev predicted for the USA. Many economists say lhat uncontrolled inflation Is a quicker way to bring it. Inflation-.has already brought Socialism lo a good part of Europe. DIES OP MENINGITIS SOUTH BEND (UP) — Georgia Richardson, 10, Mishawaka, died in Northern Indian-a Children's Hospilll from an illness diagnosed as spinal meningitis. LAFF-A-DAY Angelo Patri Ball Game Is For Father, Son to Enjoy Now thai summer is here and school is closed, it is possible for falher lo take his boy lo see a ball game played by Ihe heroes he knows from afar. Going wilh his /alher to "the game" is the high poinl of Ihe boy's vacation. II may nol be just that for his father who has seen many games; but once the game begins, the excitement that is filling Ihe very air will take hold of him, too, and watching the boy's delighl will increase his own so he will have the best; lime he ever had al a ball game. To really enjoy a ball game there must be a small boy along to make things new, alive and thrilling. Of course, he has to ask, "Is that Micky? When does Micky come on? Who's up now? I can't see his number." Of course he will jump up and down and scream himself hoarse and make everybody near.him twice as glad they came. The refreshments will be very important. When the man comes along wilh pop, candy, ice cream, hot dogs, he will want them in turn and together. This is his day so he must get all there is in il. His endurance is beyond understanding and his powers of digestion incredible. All Ihe way home he will live' the game over and insist upon Idling everybody in sight about Ihe miraculous calch, the winning home run. For days afterward he will relive and recile the wonderful experiences of the "Day Dad look me to see the ball game." For many years he will treasure the memory of that day, and it will prove lo be a bridge between him and his falher oflen to be crossed as lime goes by. This is what makes Ihe effort worth-while for falher. No, sisler is nol to go along. She can go- some other lime. This Day is Ihe Boy's. It is his treat. He has looked forward lo il for a lung time, not just to the game—although lhat is tremendously exciting — bul; lo Ihe day to be spent, man to man, with his father. Only those who can look back upon such an experience can know how thrilling a holiday lhat can be, what a. lasling impression' It makes on Ihe boy and what a 4ie it creates between father and son, Fathers often find it difficult Lo hold a conversation with their young sons, especially the nine and ten year olds. Baseball opens a line of communication that is unfailing inspired as it is with common in- leresl and high enthusiasm. Lei's home fathers remember to take a day off ami spend it with their small boys at the ball game. They'll have quite as much fun as the boys. Counter-Subversive Committee Begins Operating in State INDIANAPOLIS (UP) — fndi- -ana's new counter-subversive in- vesligaling commillee organised today with Sen. Paul J. Bilz, an Evan-sville Democrat, as chairman. Three of four members of the committee attended a meeting at the Stalehouse. Bilz lold Reps. Allan Weir of Muiicie and Edward P. Eisner Jr. of Seymour lhat he had received "a number" of loiters, some of tJiem from" Bloominglon, suggesting fields of inquiry. Bilz said Ihe commillee will not conduct a "witoh hunt." The next meeting was set for Aug. 14, and the commillee planned lo in-vile representatives of veterans organizations to recommend fields of study. The commillee was created by the 1957 Legislature. The counter-subversive investigators were only one of several commillees and. commissions which convened Ihis morning. The Legislative Advisory Commission met. The Wabash River Barge Canal Sludy Commission elecled Sen. Wesley Malone (R-Clinlon-) as chairman. The Indiana Soldiers Home Sludy Commission elecled Rep. Ralph Brassie (R-Lafayelle). as chairman. The Teachers Training Study Commission elected Dr. Clinlon Green of DePauw University as temporary chairman, U. S. Cracks Down On International Paper Manufacturers WASHINGTON (UP)—The government's anil - merger campaign has cracked down on the International Paper Co., New York, Ihe world's largest pape.r company. In an order issued Tuesday, Die Federal Trade Commission di- irecled International lo sell ils recently acquired slock in Long- vow Fibre Co., one of the leading West Coast paper firms. The FTC also barred International from buying inlo any rival oulfils for the nexl 10 years. • International consented lo the -order. The FTC also forced Ihe firm to sell 40 per cenl of Ihe pa-pet- output of ils proposed new Oregon •plant • to independent wholesalers and other customers in U. western slales—Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Ulah, Nevada, MOJI. tan-a, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona and Now Mexico. A commission spokesman said Wic order will be a boon lo small producers in t-he compclilive market.''FTC Chairman John W. Gwy- oiee predicted the action against International will slem the tide toward monopoly in. Ihe paper industry and will help maintain competition. Pilfering In characteristic ot childhood, but children PUSH through this stage, II limy aris properly guided. Dr. Pntri's leal'- M P-27, "Pilfering," lefts what (o do about It. To obtain a copy, send JO cents In coin to him, In care of this paper, P, 0. Boat 99, Station G, New York 19, N.Y, (Released by The Be'll Syndicate, Inc.) Nine Mountain Climbers Killed PETRESINA, Switzerland. (UP). —Hcscue workers Sunday brought out Ihe lone survivor of 10 Italian climbers who plunged down the face of Piz Paluc Mountain Saturday. The oilier nine, including two women, died when a rain weakened snow ledge collapsed. It was the worst motinlatn-climbi.lg accident in Switzerland since World War II. PHAROS-TRmUNE Soviets Try Experiment In Technical Education MOSCOW — Approximately 500,000 Soviet secondary school children are serving as "guinea pigs" in a new experiment in polytechni- cal applied education this year. The children are enrolled in 500' schools throughout the country and are test cases in a program of increased technical training worked out by the ministry of secondary education. The novel aspect of (he program is that these children, starting in the early grades and going all the way up to the final tenth grade, are spending as much as one whole day a week working partly in Ihe school's industrial or agricultural laboratories and partly in actual factories under the supervision of bona fide workers. Under this program they are ' spending considerably more time in practical training than children in the other 10-year schools. According to a description of the experiment in the newspaper Kom- somolskaya Pravda. children in grades three and four (ages ni;ie and 30) are doing almost twice as much craft work and manual labor as before; grades five through seven have several additional hours of practical work; in the upper grades, eight through 10, a new subject called "the fundamentals of production" has been introduced to accompany several hours a week of agricultural and industrial laboratory practice. Factory Study The technical training which the "guinea pig" students art! receiving is of a higher quality than that in regular schools. In addition lo studying in larger, belter equipped laboratories, Ihe older children have a weekly opportunity to "learn by doing" alongside experi. cnced factory workers. In the larger cities, such as Moscow, Leningrad, .Kuibyshev, and Stalingrad, each experimental school has established a working relationship with one or more factories, The workers volunteer lo instruct the children for several hours each week in Ihe general principles of industrial production as well as in a particular job. For example, school number !.% in Gorky is lucky enough to have an arrangement wilh Ihe big nearby automobile plant. After working there regularly one day a week /or two years, a pupil has acquired an industrial specially and is lire- pared, if he wishes, lo gel a permanent, job ill the factory afler graduation. Last December the ministry of secondary education called a meeting to discuss the results of the first three months of the experiment. It was attended by sonic of the assisting factory workers' as well as by the regular school teachers. Their discussion indicated lhat the experiment is working fairly weir. However, it also has raised some problems, including Ihe fundamental one of the aims of secondary education. Even before the experiment started, Ihe 10-year school program was considered by many Russians lo be loo heavy a load for children. Those in the upper grades have six and seven hours of classes a day plus several more of homework, so the entire school day often stretches to 10 or 11 hours. Some Problems Now, in order lo fit in the increased technical training and not overburden the children still more, seme of the experimental schools have decreased Ihe number of huurse devoted to standard subjects such as literature, history, languages, and math. The teachers are beginning In depend on the extracurricular ."voluntary circles" to make up for Ihe loss of time In these subjects. This tendency lo undercut the traditional academic education was pointed up in Ihe discussion as a serious priiblem. It was emphasized lhat, after all, the fundamental task of the secondary program is to provide all-'round education and not just lo turn out locksmiths or welders. Some of the delegates al the meeting suggested that a solution might be lo add an eleventh year onlo the school program given over entirely lo technical training. This would not only provide moi;e s ; .'c-h training than Hie existing program does, but would make it possible for the Soviet secondary school to graduate IB and 19-ycur-olds, who are prepared lo begin a job immediately. At the present lime graduates who wish lo specialize are required lo do further study in a "lechni- cum" 'technical middle school) or institule before going into industry. Soviet, leaders are seeking a way io relieve the pressure on these higher institutes and to provide industry wilh a larger supply of trained young people. They think this might be done, through adding an eleventh year to Ihe secondary school. Retired Farmer's Hobby Is Collecting Anything EAST BIGGS, Calif — Retired farmer Ben Harrison Johnson has a hobby lhal possibly beats them all. — collecting anything. He claims that any familiar object of Ihe last century can probably be found in his house, garage or barn. "1. collect anything I -think some day may be a relic," says .Johnson. 'It's really hard for someone lo pick up things of years ago that are in good condition. 1 have these things because 1 have been saving them." However, not all of Ihe 70-year- old collector's prized items are dated within the past 100 years. He possesses wood carvings reputed lo be several hundred years- old, a Mohammedan prayer book holder some 1,400 years old and -Egyptian coins from BOO A.D. Sell any of these? Here's what Ben says lo thai: "These things I am saving to pass on to my- family are not for sale. You should see some of the professional collectors fighting over some of my things." Three of Ihe biggest pieces of the huge gathering of items are a 1907 motorcycle, a 1915 auto and the enclosed horse buggy used on lh|s Bulle County town's first mail • route. What'll Y«u Have? Oilier automotive collections include a wide variety of fillings lor oldlime cars, plus aulo emblems running from the first horseless carriage lo the newesl spurls car. And he needs only Maine's license plate lo have one from each nf Ihe 48 states. Foreign plates dot Ihe showcase, too. Still not satisfied, Johnson boasts of possessing wagon fitlinits thought to bo parl of the ill-futtd Conner Parly's tragic (.rip over the Sierra range inlo California. For these he searched Uonner Summit for days. Other prairie schooner artifacts include a buffalo meat and sausage grinder, lanterns and cooking utensilx. Numbered among his other collections are stamps, Indian stones, cabinet maker's wooden planes, bullet molds, musket shot and a musket. Others are buttons, bell buckles, colored woods, wood carvings, marble lopped furniture and war souvenirs. Tiie gray-haired curator of whal. has become practically a home museum has gone Jar and wide lo gather these things — despite the fuel lhal he's been crippled since childhood from infantile' paralysis, BIJA AIDS HO OSIERS WASHINGTON (DP)—The Ronale today received a bill passed 'l>y the House Tuesday which would give a Vineennes, Ind., couple an award of $5,000 for the death of their son in 1043. Robert Evcrell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oryil-le G. Everett, was killed while working for the Riddle Aeronautical InsliUite, Union City, Tcnn., as an instructor oj; Army aviators. PASS 500 MARK . INDIANAPOLIS UP — Indiana's traffic death toll for l»57 passed the 500 mark last week but remained about 6 per cent below Ihe lota! for the corresponding period in 1950. Slate Police provisional figures .showed 22 new deaths recorded last week, same as the corresponding week last year. They raised the year's total lo 503 compared wilh 532 last year. HUBERT "7-3 <£) IP* 7 - & n t '«*«(« Syndkifc, fi *'It'» nic« to know SOMEONE is glad I'm home/ 1 IMilillKhiKI ilnlly except Similar imil kDlldny* l>j- I'linrun-'IYIbnne Co.. Inc., BIT E»«t llriiKil-nr>,>, I/oKiiimpoH, Indlxnn. Kntcri-il UK ni-cunil •.•Inn* "inner lit the vutt office nt l>ciitnn«|>i.rl, Intl., iiinl«r the m-t ul Murtik 8, Jiilnnri NcWMjiMper neiirenenlnllvUM MIDJUiEll AVDIT BCHKAir OF pIIlGULA'raMHI ANI> DNITlCD fHMH* VIIAUOS-TIUJJUNJU Nutlonal Aitvertl»lnB Ilepre«ent«Urn ijhli reserved. O o d. f\ "Look at that ttupid idiot! Blow your horn, Hubert, blow your horn!"

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