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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 14

Logansport, Indiana
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Wednesday, June 5, 1957
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Fourteen Logansport, Indiana, Pharos-Tribune Anti-Trust Ruling Deflates GOP's "Big Business" Label By LYLE C. WILSON UcHcd Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, (UP) — The charge that the Eisenhower administration is by and for fiig business may sag somewhat under weight of Justice Department activity in the anti-trust field. This week's Supreme Court blockbuster held that Du Pont ownership of 23 per cent of General Motors stock was in violation of the anti-trust laws. Newspaper readers who skin the big headlines en route to the sports and comic pages easily :-ould be convinced thereby that •..he Eisenhower Department of Justice had moved in hard on the two great corporations commonly most closely indentified with the administration. Far down in the Du Pont-General Motors story, if at all, was the information that the fuse on this blockbuster was lighted way back in 1949 by the Truman administration Department of Jus> Sport Parade By OSCAR FRALEY United Press Sports Writer NEW YORK (UP)—You have to pack a little something extra to make a big trip into the sporting big time. This has been proved often, for the little guys always find ihe going rough. Yet they couldn't hold down such mighty miles as Phil Ri-;zuto, Bob Toski, Chet Forte, Biijy Grant, Sammy Lee and Davey O'Brien. Take, for instance the chewing tobocco kid. Th'S, of course is Nellie Fox, Ihe mii-hty atom of the Chicago White sox. As ni Tuesday night he was no '.es.i ihan second !n the American League batting iists with a fat .357 average. NeT.it is the ciifisnt Eddie Stan- iky. They used to say of ;he in- tice. The attorney general at thatjdomitable Stanky that "he cant time was Tom C. Clark, now an;run, can'-, hit, can't throw—but associate justice of th e Supremejhe's the g-j'/ who'll beat you." Court. Clark's earlier connection I But at the moment don't tell with the case explains why he did:those Anitvirdn League pitchers not participate in the high court's: little Ne.U-; • can't hit. The five- judgment of it. fool, eighi-incti infielder is rr.ur- Conclusion By Browncll dering •.;-]..• n. Eisenhower's Justice Depart-1 T . Ha s Many Drawbacks • Under the microscope, he has By Browncll Justice Depart ment did, of course, share in the prosecution of the Du Pont-Gen-l many drawbacks. His arm isn't eral Motors case. Whether Attor-' l °°. stron S and ' even thou fi h ' le ' s ney General Herbert Brownell Jr. i mla "g. he doesn't look impressive would have begun the suit can be. a ' the P tate - He misse s the double ' no more now than a matter of j . speculation. The hard fact is that;™ the bal1 out of the park. He he brought it to successful coneiu- ! ° ldn l hlt h 's first major league . occasionally the and he doesn't is by and for big Democratic indict- sion. The charge that the Eisenhower administration business is 'a •ment and decidedly in the field of political controversy between the left and right wings of American political thinking. A somewhat different complaint heard sometimes among Republicans is that the Eisnhower Justice Department under Brownell has been over-busy in hailing big business before the bar of justice. Partly in anger but with overtones of wry humor. Republicans have been heard to say that Brownell confines his anti-trust ac-' lions to the administration's best friends. That feeling among some Republicans is part of the explanation of the current disenchantment of many big businessmen with the Eisenhower administration. Actions Include Big Ones Brownell has filed som« big suits. He hauled the American Newspaper Publishers Assn. into court on charges of price fixing in the field of advertising. Brownell got a consent decree which the department considers to have been a victory. That action sometimes is cited by persons who would defend the Eisenhower administration against the assertion that it fosters the devotion in the United States of a one-party press. The Truman administration was counted no friend of big business. During President Truman's last four White House years, his Justice Department filed 109 civil and 73 criminal anti-trust suits for a total of 182. During the first four Eisenhower years, the Justice Department i" filed M civil and 69 criminal ar.ti-] r trust cases for a total of 163. Brownell, the Eisenhower attorney general, has gone after big game—aboul as big as any stalked in the courts by Truman, administration prosecutors. homer, as a matter of fact, until his 804:h time at bat. Nor is Nellie too popular among his mates. There are some who call him "showboat" because of his constant hustle and holler. The reason is obvious. He makes too many of his mates look lazy. The little man caught on with Philadelphia a war-time the lowly erstwhile Athletics only as spare. Nellie was only 16 when hi* dad finally gave in to his pleadings and took him to the A's camp at Frederick, Md., for a tryout. The late Connie Mack admired his spunk—and the cigar jutting from the round, beaming kisser—and assigned him to the Lancaster farm club. Had Much to Learn Nellie still had a lot to learn, even about giving it that all-ouf effort. When he reported late for a game, Lancaster manager Lena Blackburne benched him for two days. Ever since then, Fox has been the first man on deck and Ihe last to leave. And he goes with the throttle wide open all the time. The While So'x were a bit apologetic about his acquisition for the 1950 season, but they soon got over that. And they soon learned GIANTS, DODGERS MAKE "NO COMMITMENTS" Boy Baseball Star Dies As Two Collide Fifteen Year Old Illinois Athlete Is Fatally Injured Chasing Pop Fly VANDALM, HI. (UP)—A coroner's inquest was scheduled today into the death of Tommy Greer, 16, a professional' baseball hopeful, who was killed when he collided with another youth while chasing a pop fly. Greer collided with Charles Hershberger, 15, midway between first base and home plate Tuesday in the first inning of the opening game of League play. Vandalia's Pony Fate of the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers occupies the thoughts of these officials in Mayor I James Spaaf, the town's junior Robert Wagner's office. Mayor Wagner (second from right) said Giant President Horace Stoncham (extreme right) and Dodger Head Waller O'Mallcy (second from left) assured him they have made "no high school coach, said the boys were doing exactly what a coach commitments" to move their clubs to California. Also in on the conference was Brooklyn Borough Presi-; would want them to—"hustling to dent John Cashmore (extreme left). (International.) : win." U. S. to Study Cancer Report WASHINGTON (UP)—A government health spokesman said today the American Cancer Society's report linking cigarette smoking to Mays Is Best In Baseball Says Aaron NEW YORK (UP) — They say in the dugouts: death from many causes will be! Hank Aaron, Milwaukee's stylish studied "closely" by government experts. He told the United Press it is "very likely" the national institutes of health, an arm oT the U.S. Public Health Service, will "make some evaluation" of the report al- although this may take "some time." The spokesman for the institutes said the question of possible links between smoking and cancer and other ailments is already under intensive government study, One of the questions government health experts presumably are weighing is whether some form of public health program should be set up ;o deal with the problem of tobacjo-1-.ealth links. The spoki fman said the American Cancer Society's final reo-irt on its four-year study of 188,000 men, made public Tuesday follows "basically the another report weeks ago. same lines" as disclosed several knocked out. Nellie wouldn't have it fixed until season's end "because it might interfere with my playing." His average over 'the years is .23^, quite somn behind IIL> cur- icnt .357. And, while he may not last long in th^ 1 rarificd i.imos- piiere, he'll be trying. As Jimmy tykes once sa''f": "I'd like to have whi > "^ dj . «.„.,,.,,,. T the pennant. y * The previous report, made jointly by experts of .the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Assn., the National Cancer Institute and the National Heart Institute — the latter two government agencies—showed correlation only between cigarettes and lung cancer. The Cancer Society's survey Tuesday reported not only a between . smoking and other ailments, principally the nation's No. 1 killer—coronary artery disease. Transfer Telephone Engineer to Elkhart 'Charles Wilson, 115 Eighteenth street, who served as local division plant engineer of the General Telephone company of Indiana for almost six years, has been transferred to Elkhart. His son, Gerald, this year completed his junior year in Logansport high school. A daughter, Jacqueline, who was graduated from the local high school last year, attended Ball State Teachers college this year. February Accident Basis of $75 Suit An accident in Boone township on Feb. 11, this year, is the basis of complaint for $75 damages filed in the local justice of the peace court by Wayne Hines against Everett Fry of near rtoyal Center. The complaint alleges that the plaintiff's 1950 model coupe was being driven along a public highway in front of the defendant's Soys Exhaust Fumes More Dangerous Than Radioactive Fallout CHICAGO (UP)—The head the Argonne National Laboratory criticized fellow scientists seeking a halt in nuclear bomb tests and said fumes from oars and buses are more dangerous than radioactive fallout. Dr. Norman Hil'borry, director of the Atomic Energy Commission installation operated by the University of Chicago, spoke Friday at a meeting of Hie Chicago Council on Foreign Relations. HO said a petition by 2,000 geneticists, biologisls, chemists and physicists urging an end to H- bomb tests shows that "sometimes scientists get off the beaten the Yankees rumors they've do that he already slugger, insists Willie Mays is "the best all-around bail player in the game today." Billy Martin can relax. Although nothing to quiet may be traded, told three other American League clubs "we're holding on to him." Brooklyn players privately think the Dodgers puKed a rock by dealing shortstop Ohico Fernnadez to the Phils. They say he would have been the most logical man to replace Peewee Reese... Rival bail clubs think the Yankees have tiheir wires crossed somewhere, allowing Mickey Rescue Wife From Well STATESVILLE, N.C. (UP) — A middle-aged housewife went to the well Tuesday to draw a bucket of water. As she lowered the pail Mrs. Ellen Dowell, 54, .apparently missed her footling and toppled G5 feet to the well bottom. Her husband, Thomas, heard her cries and summoned a next door neighbor, Andy Barker. Barker maneuvered his auto wreckers rig to the side of the well and had himself lowered to the injured woman. Barker found Mrs. Dowell sitting in about 12 inches of water. "She was still conscious but she looked to be in pretty bad shape, maybe shock," Barker said later. Barker tied a towing cable around Mrs. DoweU's waist and had her lifted From the well. One hour later Mrs. Dowell died Spaaf said Greer was a natural athlete who played thing-he had. with "every- "Every spare second he had, he was listening to a ball game or reading about them in some magazine or newspaper," Spaaf said. The A Good accident Atliletc occurred when Hershberger hit a pop fly that was dropping fast about 40 feet in front of home plate. Spaaf said Greer. and Hersliberger both got Wednesday Evening, June 5, 1957. Cubs' Banks -rets About Hitting Slump CHICAGO (UP) — Chicago Jubs' infield " sensation Ernie 3ank s smiled that shy, "Gee, why are you making so much fuss •about me" smile of his, then quietly explained just how it feels to be in a slump. "All of a sudden I just wasn't hitting," he said. "The first couple throwing him anything different from previous years. It wa< just that he was his own enemy, so ha had a talk with manager Bob Scheffing. "Scheffing had me work on timing during practice and he al.so told me to quit crouching S'j low in the batter's box. He saicl if I stood up straighten I migh: gnt a belter cut at ihe ball. He was right." Banks said he thought he now had the thing licked. But hitting problem this native also had to master a new wasn't Banks' only season. The Dallas of games you don't think any-'position, third base, thing's wrong, but when the hitless j "You know, I never played any- games start piling up you get wor-j thing but shortstop before this," ried." ihe said, "but Scheffing thought Banks, 26, who set a new major he'd try Jack LitlreM at short so I league record in 1955 by banging.got moved to third." five grand slam homers, part of Which position did Banks pre- a total of 44 which set an all time fer? mark for a shortstop, suddenly stopped hitting this season. (But after going without a hit 13 straigiht times, Banks connected wiUi a three-run homer Tuesday night at Brooklyn in the eighth inning..It was his sixth home run this season.) "I couldn't figure what was wrong," he said. "Every time I'd come to bat I'd tell myself I had to get a hit, but the result was I'd reach for bad balls just for a chance to slap one. It was like a vicious circle. I just went deeper into the slump." Finally, Banks related, things became so futile he gave up trying to do anything about Ihcm. "I started relaxing again." he said, "and studying what I was doing wrong. I discovered timing was all off. Most of off to fast starts and wera running j,. , swim-inc late " at full speed when they crashed ! time L was iwin 8' n S late.. my the into each other. Greer had his head up, while Mantle to bunt so mueh especially, o£ he ^ injuries in a hospital, with Yogi Berna in a slump. And speaking of Yogi, he suggested that the Yankee party leave for home before midnight on the night of that famous nightclub brawl but no one listened to him. Washington Manager Cookie La- vagello told southpaw Chuck Slobbs (0-10) to go out .and forget all about baseball one night, hoping might snap Stobbs declined. his slump, "The way but I'm going," Stobbs quipped, "I'd probably walk into a lamp post." Frank Lane of tlhe Cardinals is burning up the telephone wires in an attem.pt to peddle Del Ennis but so far he can't get what he wants. The Braves offered Ray Crone but Lane brushed them off by saying, "He's only a reliever." Immediately after his Orioles took three out of four from the Yankees this past weekend, Baltimore Manager Paul Richards beamed, "Nobody has a right to •feel as good as I do right now." Cincinnati may come up with tile next brotiher^baltery combination. Redleg catcher J£d Bailey has a younger brother, Jim, who is a pitcher in Cincinnati's chain and of ' from all reports, he's big league farm when a calf which the defend-!track. ant had permitted to run loose on' "Frankly, I'm more concerned the highway ran in front of the;about telraethyl load being tossed car, smashing the right front headlight. . The suit, filed through the law firm of Hillis and Hillis, alleges the accident was due to the negligence of the defendant. LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON from the auto exhausts than I am atbout the present rate of fallout 'n the United States," Hii'berry >aid. He charged that iihe danger of •acliation is being emphasized out of proportion to its actual throat. timber. Joe Demaestri of Kansas City is up among the American League loading hitters and he says main reason is "I'm not trying to pull the ball so much anymore." Farm Accident Toll 14,000 WASHINGTON (UP) — The Agriculture Department said today 14,000 farm persons were killed by accidents each year from 1950 through 1955. •Farm work accidents killed an average of 3,900 farm persons each year for the period, the department said, citing National Safety Council figures. Farm work mishaps injured another 321,600 each year. Accidents in farm homes took 3,300 lives and injured 546,300 each year. Motor vehicle accidents killed 0,000 farm persons and hurt an additional 210,000. Off-farm accidents not involving motor vehicles killed l.fiOO members of farm families and injured 140,000 each year from 1950 55. The department said many was hit in the chest area ai'.d lost consciousness immediately. Dr. Stanley Moore said the youth apparently died of one of three possible injuries—a snapped spinal cord, a ruptured heart, or a ruptured spleen. "Young Tommy was a popular boy as well as a good athlete," Spa-af said. "I had him in junior high school and he played just about everything, fie played freshman fool ball and basketball at the high school and. even dressed for a couple of varsity games." No Bitterness Here The Hershberger boy w.as adopted two years ago by Mrs. Merrill Hershberger. Rev. Hershberger is the pastor of the First Christian Church here. The victim's parents are members of the congregation. The parents are Kenneth Greer, former Fayette County school superintendent, and his wife, Laura, an elementary schoolteacher. Neighbors of both families said "there could be no bitterness here." Spaaf said young Hershberger has been silent since the accident, but "he's not the type for self- pity" and probably would not blame himself. The accident, Spaaf said, would not thwart the Pony League, which Banks said pitchers weren't "Wherever 1 can do the Cubs tile mosl good," he said. "All I want is to play ball— I don't care where. Just let me play ball." Hanover Wins Baseball Title FRANKLIN, hid. (UP) - Hanover captured the Hoosier College Conference base-ball championship with a 9-3 record, final standings showed today. Hanover's Leo Reese was named "Coacii of lh e Year" in baseball. Anderson finished second with a 7-5 mark. Franklin third at 5-5. The standings were rounded out in order, by Earlham, Manchester, Indiana Central, and Taylor. HE WANTED TO BE SUKE HARTFORD, Conn.—Stale Rep. Henry Feme of Weslport drove 70 miles to the legislature here in a jeep equipped with a plow during a heavy snowstorm. *********************************** -K * -K 412 E. Broadway Phone 4193 * recently was organized for 13 to 15-year-old boys and is not af- of filiated with the National Pony the accidents were "caused by un- : League. safe practices and hazardous con- "We plan to keep on playing," he ditions thai could be corrected." said. "We're a baseball town." HE IS YOUR KING AND YOU DO CARE EXECUTIVES MEET B-LOOM1NGTON (UP)—Business executives sOate will from attend throughout the Indiana University's sixth annual Executive Development Program June 10-28. Prof. Thomas R. Bossort Jr. is director of the program which includes trends in literature, speech, finance and health problems. KILLED BY MOWER COLUMBUS (UP)—Gerald Dean Weekly, 21, ElizabelMown, was killed Tuesday when run over a power mower as he cut grass along Ind. 4G oast of PetersviHe. 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