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THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE PROGRAM FOR LOGANSPORT 1. An AcUquota Civic Cenltr J. An Adequata S«wage Diipoial SyiUm 3. Suffiicent Parking Pacilili«i- An Atomic First News stories about the. launching of the Russians' atomic-powered ship inevitably stressed the fact that the vessel was the first of its kind. Firsts have taken on special significance since Sputnik I was placed in orbit. In the case of the atomic ship, however, the fact, that Russia was first is r.ot of major significance. Although the United States has not yet launched a surface vessel powered by atomic fission, this country has had two atomic submarines—the first atomic vessels of any kind—in operation for some time. While pointing out this fact, one need not underestimate the importance of the Soviet achievement. Its long-range significance springs from the fact that the era of atomic, transportation has now really been opened. Atomic power, because its small fuel requirements make long voyages and fast tttrn-arounds' possible, is expected to have great impact on ocean transport. The first atomic vessel was an American Navy submarine. Now the Russians have come out with an atomic icebreaker, which has considerable military value for them because of their long reaches of frozen coastline. An even bigger step will be taken a couple of years hence, when the United States is expected to launch an atomic merchant vessel of 21,000 tons. This'will mark the real turning point toward civilian use of a promising development. It may be—and we sincerely hope so—that when the history of the atomic age is written the atomic merchantmen and passenger ships that plied the waters of the earth will have far overshadowed the submarines and other military craft. New Pacific Setup So precarious is the position oJ: minor league baseball that many wondered if the Pacific Coast League could recover from the loss of its two largest cities, Los Angeles and San Francisco, to the National League. But the vacancies have been filled, and things are looking up. In place of the lost cities and Hollywood, which naturally shared the fate of Los Angeles, the coast league has added* Phoenix, Ariz., Spokane, Wash., and Salt Lake City, Utah. These will join the five league survivors, San Diego and Sacramento in California, Portland, Ore., Seattle, Wash., and Vancouver, B. C. The new grouping will be less compact than the old. and will include three cities not on or near the Pacific, But lovers of the game will hope that the increased travel costs involved in the change will not injure the league's stability. IN THE PAST One Year Ago A Pennsylvania Railroad freight car jumped the tracks at the Third street crossing, halting traffic until the road was cleared. Logansport State hospital announced plans to place carefully selected patients in private homes under a Family Care Program. Peru city attorney Russell T. Keith resigned. Daughters were born at St. Joseph's hospital to Mr. and Mrs. George Hanna, route 5, and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Foster 212 Tanguy street. Ten Years Ago J. W. Ritchie was named assistant road foreman of engineers for the Logansport division of the Pennsylvania Railroad. Morton Ellis was elected Excellent High Priest of Chapter Two, Logansport Masonic Order. A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Booth, 616 West Market street, at SI. Joseph's hospital. Jennie B. Jones, 71, of 791 North street, died at St. Joseph's hospital after a long illness. Twenty Years Ago The state budget committee approved an appropriation of $20,000 for new equipment at Logansport State hospital. James Callahan, 23, was found dead jn his room at a Delphi hotel. George J. Hopperle, 32. an insurance salesman, died at St. Joseph's hospital. John F. Miller, 54, of 423 East Ottawa street, died at his home. A daughier was born at St. Joseph's hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Clare Dunderman, 810 North Pearl street. Fifty Years Ago A mass meeting of temperance workers was held in the Library hall. Cass county was listed among the state's "banner apple counties," with a production of 22,750 bushels. A large quantity of flour was stolen from the general store owned by F. G. Gillner in New Waverly. (T*n<l master of the I. 0. 0. F. of Indiana for |nmd master of the I. 0/0. F. of Indiana for Cass county. Drew Pearson's MERRY-GO-ROUND Tuesday Evening, December 10. WJf. PERENNIAL GIF PROBLEM Drew Pearson Says: Senators grill White House on Sputnik snafus; Many missiles are dupli- "cates of eacli other; We have five missiles Beared to travel 5,000 miles. WASHINGTON-Some ot the confusion in the missile-satellite program which gave the Russians a billion dollars worth of propaganda when our Sputnik. went kaput ing Florida, was higj.l lighted during the I • recent Wh House conferencej with congressional I leaders. Sen. din-1 ton An d er s o n,] New Mexico De'rn-l ocrat, grilled the I new Secretary of! Defense, Neil Me-1 Elroy, unmerciful-i ly regarding our* .snafus. "The Navuho missile was started in 1946." he pointed out, "and terminated in 11)56. It was an air- breathing missile, yet it went above 65,000 feet where there isn't any air to breathe. North American aviation, which was manufacturing it, knaw this. Yet North American continued making the Navaho until 1KB at a cost to tile taxpayers o: S700.000.000. Why?" "Well, we stopped it." replied Deputy Defense Secretary Donald Quarles. "Was that a good job or not?" "It sure was " replied the senator -from New Mexico, proceeding immediately to other duplications it; the missile program. "You've, got the Litlle John and the Honest John," he pointed out. "They're both .about the same. The Little John has a range of 15 miles, the Honest John a range of 20 miles. They're both classified as artillery weapons. They bolh use solid fuel, both are produced for the Army, one by Emerson Electric and Douglas, the other by Douglas and Hercules powder. "Why this duplication 1 ? Are we just trying to help the aviation companies pay dividends? Sergeant Vs. Corporal "Then there are the Sergeant and the Corporal. Both are artillery weapons, bolh produced for the Army, tlie Sergeant with a range of 50 miles, the Corporal with a range of 75 miles. Car. anyone tell me the real difference in the mission o!' the two?" "There is one very interesting development in the Sergeant," Anderson wa.s told. Anderson, .who is chairman of the joint committee on Atomic Energy is an expert on nuclear weapons. He claimed that the administration needed a central office of missile control, and he continued citing examples. "Here is the Dart. It's an anli- tank missile. It darts up and down and all over the landscape. It's a pretty misiiile. But it's built to fight tanks. And can anyone tell me that "anks -will be moving in the next war?" To this tfiere was no answer. The Senator from New Mexico •went on to point out that the Defense Department was turning out five different missilas with a range of 5,000 miles, "I realize that these carry different types of fuel," he said, "but the point is that they all carry •hydrogen warheads and they all •travel 5,000 miles — the Titan, the Atlas, The Snark, and possibly Pluto and Ri>ver." ; Ike Interrupts At this ^pojnt President Eisenhower, who had been listening carefully, interrupted. "The Snark isn't a ballistic missile," hje corrected. "That's true," replied Anderson, "But my point is: Do you need five separate missiles to go 5,000 miles?" As.Anderson continued prodding Secretary MoElroy regarding inter- service rivalry which he said not only confused the missile program •but cost the taxpayers-extra money, Eisenhower broke in again, this time pojding the table. He said ho meant 'no offense against Senator, but that there were •a great many 'so-called "experts" who seemed to know more about missiles than .competent authorities in defense agencies. He said our "best 'brains" had been at work on the program and 'that he 3iad 'Lo rely on their judgement. Nobody in or out of the government, the President said, was infallible on the relative merits or demerits of the various missiles •and satellite projectiles that had foeen under development. He added that the missiles .field was so "enormous and technical" that it was not surprising if there were differences of opinion between the military services. "I myself am not an expert on this question and have never claimed to be," the President insisted. He made a sweeping gesture with his arm, as though to emphasize the magnitude of the problem. "Sometimes my desk has been covered with plans of missiles in various stages of development," he continued. "I think you gentlemen will agree that it can be rather confusing. I know I have been confused at times. But I am nonetheless convinced that we are in^ good shape and that it won't be long before we demonstrate our leadership in missiles and satellites." This did not answer the questions of his Democratic guests, but they did not pursue the interrogation further. Sputnih-Go-Round The public shouldn't be too hard on the personnel who are sweating it out at Cape Canaveral. They have been working night and day under terrific pressure and great physical strain, trying to get the American Sputnik into the air. It was not their 1 fault that they failed —actually there was only a 10 per cent' chance of succeeding the first time. Even if the satellite had gone up, there was a strong chance it would go kaput before reaching the orbit in which it was to swing round and round the earth . . . For political reasons, however, the heat was orr. Orders were to get a satellite up in the air—or else. The resultant fiasco came from this sudden Jiaste, plus previous months of no haste. Seek Rail Station Changes at Miami INDIANAPOLIS ('UP) — The Nickel Plate Railroad petitioned the Indiana Public Service Commission today for authority to discontinue its freight agency at Bennetts, Miami County, and substitute a prepay station for carload business only. The railroad also sought to place the Miami pre-pay ' station under the Bunker Hill agent and the Cassville pre-pay station under the Kokomo agency. LAFF-A-DAY Angelo Potri Mom Needs Time Away From Child "It something isn't done soon about the way this child carries on when I try to bathe and dress Biim and feed, and care for him all day long while he fights me every step of the way I'll be in a mental 'hospital and I don't mean maybe 1 ." Well, well. That does call for help and immediately. It is pos; sible for a mother of a thrce-to- ' four-year-old to feel, much as she loves him, that her child is just loo much for her strength of mind and body. Maybe dhe troublesome child, if he could explain how he feels, would say that life as •he faced it daily was too much for him. Trying to manage a household, to do the work it demands and at the same lime deal with a healthy, active little boy can be a difficult soul-trying job. It requires careful planning to meet it. There must be a time for everything including free time and rest period for both mother and child. This for very life's sake. This can always be managed by reducing the seemingly necessary steps in household management. Silver need not always be polished and how about stainless steel? Rooms do not always need daily dusting and polishing. Meals need not always be started from" scratch. Good planning helps tremendously. Advice for it can always be had if wanted. ' Granted 'the planned program. Granted the expert advice and the co-operation of the mother one thing still remains undone— a vacation spell for both mother and child. A time away from each other will work wonders in the spirits of both. How can that be done? This vacation time need not be a week or even a day long. It must depend upon _tlie peculiar conditions of the home and family. A sitter for an hour ' while the mother -goes out for a visit to a friend, costs but a little. The amount can be spared from some jionessential spending. A friend or relative could take the child for an hour or two, or for a day and •give both mobher and child a rest from esch other. There is always a way if it is looked -for and always somebody to lend a willing " QUOTES FROM NEWS By UNITED PRESS HUNTSVltoLE, Ala.— Dr. Wernher Von Braun, after saying he could not have been at fault, as charged by Democratic National Chairman Paul M. Butler, for missiles lag in the Truman administration because he was not then even a U.S. citizen: "It was never my intention 'to assess the blame upon anyone for the so-called 'lost years." My personal conviction is that the United States could not have under taken major military projects involving large expenditures in that period. The war was over and the people wanted homes, autos and other things, not long-range rockets." WASHINGTON — The Defense Department in an announcement indicating the U.S. still expects to launch its full-sized earth satellite in March: "The repairs (to the Cape Canaveral launching site) are not expected to jeopardize the launching of an earth satellite according to previously announced plans." ST. LOUIS — Presidential Assistant Sherman Adams urging a constitutional provision to allow the vice president to take over presidential duties without delay in event of presiderfual disability: "In these times it takes no imagination at all k> think of a situation where delay of a presidential decision due to incapacity for a day, or even for a few hours, could have grave consequences." ATLANTIC CITY — James G. Cross, president of the Bakery Workers Union, whose refusal to step down from office led to an AFL-CIO expulsion vote against his union: • "I am not corrupt or unfit. I'm the whipping boy—the scapegoat." NEW YORK - Adlai E. Stevenson, twice Democratic candidate for president, on some effects of the Russian- Sputnik: "Russia stands today in the eyes of the majority of the members of the world's population as more skillful, more powerful, yes, and ironically, more peaceful, than we are." This free period is most essenlial to Ihe mother of small children. She needs to meet other women and share interests with them in a club— the Garden Club, the Bridge Club, the Dorcas Society, arn fine outlets for mothers. A lecture, a movie, a concert, any ot which can be a tonic to mind, and body are usually to be enjoyed by one who wants to go to them. "Too tired. When I go through a session with him all I want to do is to lie down, just as I am," • Don't. Get up, get out, give yourself a break. Or else—! Does your child take things, which do not belong to him? Dr. Patri's leaflet P-27, "Pilfering," discusses this problem .and explains what to do about it. To obtain a copy, send 10 cents in coin to him, % this paper, P. 0. State Suspends 6 Bartender and Retail Licenses INDIANAPOLIS (UP)—The Indi' ana Alcoholic Beverage Commission today, announced suspension oC six retail and bartender licenses for periods ranging from 3 to 30 days for"violations of stale liquor laws. In addition,. the ABC deferred judgment in the case of Robert Morris, operator of Morris' Liquor Store in East Chicago, who was charged with possession of cold beer illegally. Penalties included: Walter W. Beck, Medora, 3 days, sale to intoxicated person. • William 'E. Felton, Vincennes, and bartender Joe Sharrard, 30 days, minor sale and loitering. Club Sar, Inc., Gary, and bartender Samuel Seve, 15 days, possession of liquor on a beer permit and insufficient vision. Velma Tague, Indianapolis, 30 days, minor sale and loitering. Bex 99, Station G, New ¥ork"15; N. Y 12-10 © lt»7. King Feit-jrei Syndicate. Inc., WoiH rijhu W "I've taken all the criticism I'm going to take from Mr. Hartley. How do you spell 'resignation?'" PHAROS-TRrBUNE rinlly (except Sntitrdnya, Simdnyi, and Holiday*) SBc per ireck dnlly • lid Mill liny Ijy currier., $18,20 per year. By mull on rurnl rolltcn 111 Cn»«, Ciirroll. White, Pulnikl, Fulton nn.l MInmi ennntle*. 1»10.IHI per ycnri oiitHldr trading nreii ni.ci within Inillniin. Wl.OO per ycnri mitxlile In- <ll!iim, SUS.OO per yenr. All mull unhiicrlptlona pnyahle In ndvnnce. No omil HiibMcrlptlonN cold where carrier Bervlce !• mnlntnlnetf. Ilcnorter cMtnbllnhcd 101) 114 Plinron entnhltahed Trlliime cHtnblliihed <E^^^^ptl> 5§§gJg|lE3 Journal cN(nhlt»lied rtihllHhed rtnily except Saturdnj and holldnyfl )>y Phnron-Trlhune Co., Inc., r>17 East Broadway. IJoKnutiport, Indiana. Entered a« necond clam matter at the pout office at Loeimnport. Ind., under the act of March i, 1870, UEMBEH AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS AND UNITED PHES» PHARO3-T11IBT7SE National AdTtrtllln* Rep Inlnnd tVewnrinper ReprenentaTlveiK Walter Winchell Broadway and Elsewhere The crushing Iiurdcn that goes with the Presidency makes you wonder why so many men strive to gain it. Among the exceptions was Gen. Sherman, He once roared: "If forced to choose between the peniten-i tiary and the I White House forl four years, II would say the pen-l Uenliary, than k| you" . . .Reporter! James R e s t o nl stressed the I growth of Presi-l dential du li e s:| Under General! Washington, there§ were nine.executive establishments of the Federal Government; under President Lincoln, eleven; now there are fifty-six . . .Colvinnist John Lardner's nifty: "Mike Tcdd seems to be going around the world in SO interviews." Well, publicity is something that's easy to get when you're successful enough not to need it. The tv-ral-ings race gets Iho full treatment in -a current mag. The conclusion: A neccesary evil . . . Stanley Frank, tiie author, observes: "The alleged flaw in (he interview (ratings) method is that subjects are reluctant to admit, they watched a trivial show and s?y they saw a serious program to impress the pollsters . . .Leo Guild 'in the Hollywood Reporter) complains that the article wrfnl to press many weeks ago and the reported ratings are now just the other v/ay around. Programs the author reports on top are on the •bottom . . .Vance Packard's book (on advertising). "The Hidden Persuaders," reports: "The sure tiling and u'ie only sure thing we have ascertained is that people never tell the truth when polled. If what they say about magazine reading is true, then the 'Atlantic Monthly' is the best selling magazine in the country and no one reads "True Confessions." inate the Middle East, they can conquer. Europe without a fight. The Herald-Tribune's nightmare: "Khrushchev is regarded as far more emotional lhan the calculating and careful Stalin and lie lias far worse weapons at his command—weapons which could spell instant destruction for the whole world if he should make a blunder wliile drunk some night" . . . Nothing more foolish than legislators talking about tax cut. You cannot produce missiles without money. And this nation cannot survive without missiles . . .How previous can you get? The Saturday Review's big editorial query: "Who Owns the Moon?" . . .No wonder ordinary folks are dizzy. A news item reports that scientists are now working (in "an anti-anti- anti-missile missile, whatever that means. The news from Washington is loaded with explanations for the lag in our defense program. It reminds us of Kipling's comment: "We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse" . . ..Financial pages call it a "recession" or a "healthy readjustment." For -those who lose jobs, however, it is a' Iragedy .. . Some day this nation must build what Dr. Edward TelleV envisay.'d: A vast underground network where • people can survive after an atomic adack . . .Khrushchev would probably like to buy back the words he spouted February 24th, 195C: "Stalin invented all kinds of nonsense about Zhukov for the purpose of minimizing the role and military talents of Marshal Zhu- kov." George Kccnan, the expert on Russia, has pointed out: "Habitual abuse of the truth has made the Communist mind incapable of distinguishing sharply between fact and fiction." G. B. Shaw once put it this way: "The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, bul that he cannot belie\e anyone else" . . . Our economy may be faltering, but the following should be remembered: Today there are twice as many autos as there were at tl-.e end of \VW II and ten million more homes . . . Red progress in the Middle East is as much a military menace as • Sputuiks. If the Communists dom- Tho President Is the boss or Commander.in-Chicf of mor<» than 6 million Americans. About one out of every 11 employed Americans serve the U. S. Gov't. lie. commands (he largest N'avy and a land force second only to the Red Army. He is the country's leading customer and biggest employer. The billions he is empowered to spend exert profound influence upon the economy of this nation and numerous foreign lands . . . The same day the communists celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Bolshy Revolution and made it cK'ar they still intend to conquer (lie world, six Congressmen issued a joint letter urging "a summit minting" with Russia to halt the cold war. Apparently, those Congressmen are color-blind. They don'l know the difference between Red and rosy. When Defense Scc'y McElroy was asked whether we're ahead or be- 'liino the Russians in the development of intercontinental ballistic missiles, he replied: "I don't believe we have positive knowledge as to whether we are behind, and I am quite sure we don't have positive knowledge as to whether we are ahead." In oli'ier words, the classic definite—maybe . . . When you read overseas reports—detailing the shock and dismay Ike's 'ill- ni-ss caused in foreign-J^ands—then you can really understand what the Presidtnt means to the free world. One editorialist accurately noted: "It \vas Lincoln, caught in the emo- lional struggle of a great Civil War, who found the Presidency a crushing responsibility such as no American before him had bad to bear. Now we seem to need a Lincoln all tli" lime." The irony of history: The United States is having economic troubles —as are Britain and France. However, one nation has had a spectacular economic resurgence and is enjoying one of its greatest booms. The nation that lost the war: Germany . . . Times don't change. Over a quarter - century a£,o, Will Rogers cracked: "Our foreign affairs are an open book— a checkbook" ... An example of dc-Slalinizalion: John Gunlher in Reader's Digest reports thai a So- viot perfume once named for Stalin's daughter Svetlana (called "Svellana's Breath") has been re- christened "Moscow Night" . . . The thunder at Little Rock has subsided into an occasional nimble. Ti'ie shameful incident demonstrated again that bigotry is the logic of idiets. Terre Haute Annex Plan Is Upheld INDIANAPOLIS (UP)—The Indiana Supreme Court upheld late Monday plans of the city of Terre Haute to annex all rural areas of Harrison Twp. The court refused to issue a writ of mandate sought on behalf of more than 4,000 affected residents to force a trial in Vigo Circuit Court to settle the dispute. The high court's decision affirmed action by Special Judge Edwin' B. Long who dismissed a suit against the city's annexation plan. Long ruled the remonstrators failed to produce signatures of a majority of the land owners in the area to be annexed or signatures of owners ol 75 per cent of the assessed property value. In effect, the Supreme Court said the property owners forfeited their chance of relief when they agreed with the city lo place the matter in the hands ot three commissioners. "If is too late for the realtors (property owners) to claim the trial court committed error," the Supreme Court said. INTREPID COMMERCE AURORA, 111. (UPl-Mcrchants will hang "men only" signs on their stores next Thursday \e> provide a "carefree, relaxed atmosphere in which men can perform their Christmas shopping chores without harassment from the female sex." HUBERT © 1957, King Fcituref Syndicate, Inc., World tiohu reserved. "I REALLY must hang up THIS time, Mabel—Hubert has a business call he has to make."