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Logansport, Indiana
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Saturday, June 8, 1957
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THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE PROGRAM FOR LOGANSPORT 1. An Adequal* Civic Center ' 2. An Adtquafo Sewage Disposal System 3. Suffiicont Parking Facilitiu FROM OTHER PAPERS— Proposed Sewer Program The people of Kokomo were faced •tfhis week with an additional expenditure . which will be very costly if they adopt it. It has been recommended by an engineering firm that Kokomo spend upwards of $10,000,000 .to improve and expand its sewer system. If the city decides to undertake this program, it will have a choice of several methods of raising the money. One method would be to issue general obligation bonds and retire them through an addition to the tax rate. This probably would be the least favored plan in view of the prospect that the tax rate next year is likely to be considerably higher than the $6.46 levy now in effect. Another method would be to issue revenue bonds which would be retired from income of the city sanitation department. That would mean increasing the quarterly sewage disposal charges which property owners pay. The engineering firm which surveyed -the city's sewer system and has just recommended the multi-million dollar improvement projects points out that any increase-in Charges to property holders would depend on how much of the overall program is undertaken at one time. In other words, if the entire program should be launched at the same time, the cost would be more than if various parts of it were started in stages. Other possible methods of financing the improvements would include special assessments under the Barrett Law, crea- • Won of a cumulative building fund, and sstablishment-of a revolving fund. It was no surprrise that extensive improvements are urged as the result of the survey. Existing sewers probably are inadequate to meet the needs of a city that is growing like Kokomo is. The Williams firm says the present system is . "grossly, inadequate" to handle storm. Hows. It asserts further that the system is a menace to public health and that its inadequacy is the cause of widespread p-roperty damage. A citizens committee invited by Mayor Gilbert to consider the problem has been apprised of the situation and the proposed remedy. This committee will examine the report of the surveying firm. The firm's recommendations are of such great importance to all property owners, however, that citizens should not leave fche matter of public- approval wholly to the committee named by the mayor. The committee and the mayor doubtless would appreciate opinions of other citizens. For that reason, business, commercial, industrial and labor groups could perform a highly valuable service by looking over the survey report and of- Epring any suggestions they may have. Hiey, after all, are property owners who will be paying for whatever improve- meats may be undertaken, (Kokomo Tr-ibune) THE PAST One Year Ago A wagon and a mow full of hay were lost in a Cire which destroyed the barn on the Clarence Bobbins farm a half mile east of jCcwanna. Mrs. Bessie Stuart, 67, formerly of Logansport, died at Camdcn. Approximately 1,400 boys and girls participated in the summer recreation program during the first week of activities, according to Fred Kinder. Jesse Mummcrt,. 66, operator of tho Cony Grove tourist collages since 1U30, died in While county Memorial hospital. Ten Years Ago Wind ami lighting accompanying 1.55 inches of rain caused some damage in Logansporl. The Wabash river crested hero at 12,4 feet. Police Issued 284 overtime parking stickers during Ihe pasl month, according lo Police Chief O. H. Carson. The property tax bill of Cass county citizens Is G6.4 percent higher this year Ihun it was seven years ago, the taxes payable in 1947 being ?t- 210,578 compared with $730,932 in 11MO. Mr. and Mrs. William Collins, 717 Tanguy street, observed their fiftieth wedding anniversary. Twenfy Years Ago Edward S. Martin, 77, retired farmer, died jit the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Pattern after six months illness. Funeral rites for Basil Cline, Twelve-Mile, were held in the Chase and Miler Funeral home. Mrs. Effie Johnson, 72, died in her home at Rochester after a protracted illness. Katherino Elizabeth Burke, died as a result.o{ « oar crash, Coroner M. B, Slowart ruled. Fifty Years Ago Snell & Closson is the name of a new Logansport restaurant firm which will operate the old Wandrei place in the opera house block. Willard Jones, Clay low.-ishlp agriculturist, lost a valuable colt when it hung itself with tho strap o[ Iho marc's harness. C. M. C. Swigart, well-known Clay lownship former, recently won first prize from a farm journal with an article about alfalfa. Philip Homing has been elected supcrinle'n- Aoat of school. In Carroll county. -Drew Pearson's MERRY-GO-ROUND JOHN BULL IN THE CHINA SHOP Saturday Evening, June 8, 1957, Drew Pearson says: Dalles claimed Sgt. Girarcl coaxed Japanese woman on U. S. firing range; Secretary Humphrey faces antitrust case in taking his new job; Ike's supreme court justices are more liberal than Truman's. WASHINGTON—It was an impassioned plea by Secretary oE State Dulles that finally reversed, President Eisenhower himself regarding a Japanese trial for Sgt. William Girard. The president had stood firmly behind the army and Secretary of Defense Wilson that Girard 1 should face an American court-martial, until Dulles threw th'e whole future of American Asiatic policy into the argument He warned that resentment against American G-I's in Asia was so great that we might have to withdraw pur troops from almost every Asiatic country. Japan, he said, had even threatened lo scrap our mutual defense treaty if Sgt. Girard was tried by the United States, not Japan. Dulles also warned that trouble was brewing in South Korea where South Koreans charge an American GI, Sgt. John Wilson, with an aleged robbery. This, on top of the killing of a Chinese "Peeping Tom" by Sgt. Robert Reynolds in Formosa, had played into Communist hands and aroused Asiatic populations to a dangerous pitch. Dulles also gave the cabinet a row version of the accidental killing of the Japanese housewife on. the American firing range. He said that Sgt. Girard is believed to •have deliberately coaxed the Japanese woman onto the firing range by offering to let her have some scrap metal. When she got close, he fired an empty cartridge case from a grenade launcher lo scare hor. The shell case accidentally hit and killed her. Secretary of Defense Wilson disputed Dulles's version of the . story, claimed Girard fired in line of duty and was clearly under the army's jurisdiction. At first Eisenhower stood with Wilson. But when the secretary of state argued that our entire Asiatic relations, including those with tho Philippines, were at stake, ho agreed to a reversal. Note — One important potential trouble spot, to watch is Greece, where all Americans working for Uncle Sam have the extraterritorial right of trial in their own courts no matter what they do. .The state department has long wanted to change this, but the army is opposed. Greeks resent it bitterly. Humphrey's New Job The historic supreme court de- cisioln divorcing General Motors and Du Pont Is going to create some problems for retiring Secretary of the Treasury George Humphrey. He is to become head of National Steel, which is 21) per cent owned by his former company, The M. A. Hanna Company; Since Du Pont is now not permitted to own 20 per cent of General Motors, it's-going to bo difficult for the Hanna Company lo hang on lo ite 28 per cent o£ National Steel. Humphrey had built up the Hanna Company to be one of the most powerful industrial holding companies in America, including coal, iron, steel, nickel, rayon, and even biscuits. His son has now succeeded him as head of the Hanna Company, and Humphrey himself is becoming head of affiliated National Steel. • It will bo interesting to see whether Humphrey's cabinet colleague Attorney General Brownc-11, now starts an antitrust suil against Humphrey in his new job. Note — One hot polalo which Humphrey will escape as he leaves the cabinel is whether to charge the Du Ponts a capital gains tax when they sell their General Motors stock. Since the government is forcing the sale of the stock, ll's debatable whether Hie sellers should be charged a capilal gains •tax. This would mean an extra half billion to Uncle Sam, if tho Treasury decides to collect. But this one will have lo be decided by Humphrey's successor, Bob Anderson. Lyndon Explains Parity To mosl city people, farm parity is about as important as last year's baseball scores. However, Sen. Lyndon, Johnson of Texas recently issued some figures on .parity — the relation between a farmer's income and his outgo •costs — that may help to explain tooth-gnashing in the farm belt. The Texas Senator noted the following price increases to farmers since 1947, tho first back-to-normal peacetime year after World War M: GasoliJia is up about 19 per cent; ifliitos, 5fi per cent; tractors, 40 per cent; ten-gallon milk cans, 70 per cent; steel fence posts; 48 per cent; 4-poinl barbed wire, 51 per cent; poultry netting, 54 per cent- Senator Johnson .then pointed out the following price declines (since 1947) in what farmers sell: Wheat is down 25 per cent; corn, 45 per cent; potatoes, 41 per cent; hogs, 42 per ceni; beef cal- tie, 20 per cent; eggs, 30 per cent! niilk, il'A per cent. Supreme Court Notes Old guard Republicans shudder to think that a Supreme Court Jus- lice appointed by Ike, Bill Brennan of New Jersey, wrote two of the most historic and liberal opinions of the year. It might have been expected of Hugo Black or Bill Douglas, they say, but not trf an Eisenhower appointee. Brennan wrote both the opinions divorcing Du Font-General Motors, plus the opinion requiring production of 3TBI files if the government wants to base iU prosecution on thoso files . . . There's a lot of speculation as to whether the next antitrust case, similar to the G-M-Du Pont divorce, may be reversed by the same Supreme Court. Reason is that three judges abstained — • Harlan, because he once represented Du P.onl, Clark, because ho •handled 'Iho Du Pont case when he- was Attorney General; and Whittaker because he didn't join tha court In lime, In future cases, Harlan is generally expected to vole '•with Wg business. Tie was a Wall street attorney. Whiltalcer wan n midwest business attorney and might vote the same way . . . Tom Clark, though once head of the Antitrust Division, couH vote either way ... A lot of lawyers are wondering when Felix Frankfurter will carry out the advice ho gayo other Justices to retire at the age of 70. He is now 74 ... From a liberal viewpoint, Eisenhower's Supreme Court appointments are better than Truman's. Chief Justice Warren Is one of the greatest addition!! to the Court in recent years. 'Brenann and Harlan have turned out lo be liberal on human dghts issues. Whitlaker is still •untested. Only one amendment to ths U. S. Constilution ever has been repealed, the IBth Amendment, which imposed prohibition. LAFF-A-DAY KiMU KKATUTlKH'SVWHCMK l»t, WDBI.b RlCHTfi n Angelo Potri We Need Old Principles to Sustain New A wave of publicity'is sweeping the country in relations to its schools and what goes on in them. Some of this is an honest endeavor to get more and belter education lor the children of 'the entire country. Some does not stem from this unselfish objective. Still; any movement to better the schooling of our children is to be greeted enthusiastically 'and helped forward. 'We need more buildings moro knowledgeable and dedicated tea- chars. We need to review our courses of study and the methods used in teaching them. Many of the new 'ideas that so annoy some of our more articulate critics have good in them and that good, should be'preserved. That should r.ot mean, as it has meant to some educational leaders, that what was good in the old should r.ot be preserved. The modern school is missing out on some of the old principles that guided teachers In the past. Among these are routined programs, repelilion, imitation, rewards for achievement, promotion when ready. Alt learners need near exposition of tha problem in hand. They need time and quiet in which lo practice the techniques; repealed praclice of a process unlit it becomes habitual reaction; opportunity for application of what is learned, and freedom to originate ideas within the framework o[ the discipline acquired. The elementary school is the most important department of our public education program. In this school is laid the foundation for all fulure learning so the teaching and learning musl be thorough, accurate, fundamental. Much of.the difficulties Ihe secondary schools face is caused by a lack of '.his basic learning. This is in part tbe fault of the modernists in control of the schools. For example, lliey- insisted on silent reading in the First Grade, the grade where children must learn the rudiments of reading- sight words, sentences by their location, words and phrases in their order on the page, phonic elements that would enable them to read new words. These children must work to learn these arts in' order to read. They will not be reading in the real sense •of lhat term unl.il they are in the' late third or Die early fourth grades. Until Ihen they are really only learning to read. After that we expect Ihem to read lo learn, a very different and a highly im- porlant department V)£ teaching and learning. •That is just one department •where Iho old way should be preserved and nny now method tried out carefully, Oral reading in the first Ihree years is essential lo learning to read. Silent reading comos much, much later. We need •the old principles to sustain the, new ones. Did you know that rhythm helps children loam their number tu- bles?. Dr. Palri explains how playing with -numbers helps n child leurn to mid, subtract and divide In leaflet P-5.< To obtain a copy. Soviet's Charge U. S. Now Has Perfected Meteorological Bomb LONDON (UP) — The United Slates has developed a "meteorological bomb" to turn the weather into a weapon, the Soviet Union charged today. A broadcast by Moscow Radio made the charge in leaking details of Wednesday's proceedings at the five-power London disarmament conference. The broadcast also disclosed that Soviet delegate Valerian Zorin told tihe parley that a nuclear wenpoirs hail should be based on trust rather than inspection. In alleging that the United States was trying lo use the weather as a weapon, Moscow Radio quoted a Soviet scientist identified 'only as a "Professor Fedorov." It quoted ,Fedorov as saying Hie U.S. was making a meteorological •bomb "capable ot causing droughts and downpours on alien territory, tlius destroying crops over a vast area and causing oilier damage." Fedorov was also quoted as say- •ing U.S. scientists were "going off •half-cocked" ir. liiiis, because no one has control over the weather. •He added that anyone wiio tried to 'unleash a storm over the territory , of a hostile country "might get 20 'times the effect at home." Fulbright Awards To IU Professors BLOOMLiVG-TON (UP) — ThreO Indiana University faculty members today were awarded Fulbright grants by the U.S. Slate Department for research in foreign countries during the coming year. Fj'anz Ge-hrels, assistant professor of economies, will lecture and ' study in the Department of Law of: tho Johannes Gulcnborg University, Mainz, Germany, Charles W. Jlafien, Jir., associate professor ot bolany, will go to Trinidad 'where he will conduct Jiolanicat research at the Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture. Dun B. Lichtenberg, research nssociale in physics, will study physics at the University of Hamburg, Germany. DePouw Alumni Board Names Two Members G-REKNCASTLE, Ind. (UP)— Edwin n. Hughes Ml, Indianapolis, and Marion J. Wi^on, Green- caslJe, Thursday were elected to Uie board of DePauw University's alumni association, making tho 7-man board an all-Hoosior group. He-elected to, the board were Carl 11. Doric)),'Indianapolis; Guy D. Carpenter, Evansvillo; Helen Jome Houck, Greencastle; George H. Dirks, Indianapolis, and Marion L. Crawley, Lafayetle. Edgar 13. Young, Summit, N.J., will succeed John Jewett, 1'ndian- tfpoJis, as /rational alumni head. The directors were named lo 'the board by alumni throughout tihe country. LOSE FIG11T~ INDIANAPOUS — The state attorney general's office failed today in an effort lo force Indiana taverns to close at midnight Central Daylight Time. send 10 cents In coliTto him, c/» this paper,-P. O. Box flO, Station G, New York ID, N. Y. (Released by The Bell 'Syndicate, Ine.) PHAROS-TRIBUNE -r--*.tj.ww fffif 7 CM* i **.»« man nifimcri piio tiN pnynnic in n< •crlptlon* nold vrher* c«rrler »*irvlc« IM maintained, PhnrvM e«ritblf«li«d 184.1 Jonninl «ntnbllnhoil 1B4U Reporter CMfnultNheil ISA* Tribune entntillnlied IDOT Walter Winchell Broadway and Elsewhere L How to Become a Star The road to stardom is a happy highway or a path of struggle. There is no direct route. Those heading for thei shimmering des-l tination rarely fol-l low the s a m el course. Neverthe-j less, one fact is I certain: There is I no s c a r c i t y of I hopefuls partici-f paling in the lo'ng^ and weary march, k How do they com-1 plete the journey! _ from obscurity to fame? Well, Lana Turner accomplished it by bouncing across the screen in a single episode. Jimmy Cagney be•came a star by pushing a grapefruit in a doll's face—in a movie, , of course. Gary Cooper did it by falling off a horse, thus' attracting a director's attention who later groomed him for starring rotes. Susan Strasberg attained stardom when she was 16 years old. And Shirley Booth toiled and hoped for a quarter-century before reaching the twinkling pinnacle. Sometimes stardom strikes with the sudden irresponsibility o£ lightning. The "Mogambo" movie made Grace Kelly a star. She went into the movie without any career objectives. It was strictly a lark. As she later explained " 'Magam- bo' had three things that' interested me. John Ford, Clark Gable and a free trip to Africa. If 'Mo- ganibo' had been made in Arizona, I wouldn't have done it." An actress whose career fizzled in Hollywood migrated to New York. Then suddenly lights flashed and bells rang. A singer quit a Musical during rehearsals to become a bride. She had one song in the show. It was dashed off by the composer strictly to fill a stage- wait. And so—a stranger's inar- ria.ge, a failure in Hollywood, ,1 composer's artistic whim, as well as perfect liming and talent—resulted in making Mary Martin a star. As the Mary Martin story demonstrates, fragments of destiny create a fabulous jigsaw. And, sometimes, the ragged bits of circumstances are made of gold . . . She was in the second chorus of (he London version of "High Button Shoes" and had a similar part in another revue. Although she was unaware of it, the chorine was being watched by a Hollywood exec, who cabled the studio: "A little on the thin side, but appealing. Dances expertly, speaking voice clear and youthful. No extremes of accent. Looks more Continental than English." The size-up helped Audrey Hepburn gain the starring role in "Roman Holiday." There is rarely a logical pro-' grcssion toward stardom. The movement has nil the capricious aspects of a feather in the wind , . . Anna Magnani had renounced her career as a minor actress and was concentrating on being a wife and mother when tragedy struck. She was divorced and her son was crippled by polio. In order to support herself and provide medical caro fror her child, Miss Magnani began making flickers and readied the starry peaks. Proscvcrance is an essential quality. Tile triumph of determination is probably best illustrated by the Saga of Lucy . . . Lucille Ball's dramatic school teacher urged her to lorusnkc show biz—contending that she lacked talent. Lucy was not easily discouraged, however. She secured a minor role in the road company of a musical but was fired after 3 weeks. She then turned to modeling in order Lo meet the landlord's demands. An auto accident interrupted her modeling career. " Doctors predicted she would never walk again. Fortunately, she recovered completely and started the Hollywood climb at the lowest rung: As a chorine in movie musicals. She eventually progressed to supporting roles but never really attained sliirdom. Then her film career began to fade . . . You know the rest. It happened quickly. Within e weeks, she became the Queen of. Tcevee. before they were born. Their destiny was decided by determined mothers or fathers who see in their children an extension of their ambitions . . . Elizabeth Taylor's mother was an actress who never •attained stardom. Consequently, she shaped her daughter in lha image of her hopes. When Liz was a child actress, a visitor to their home noted: "There were from six to twelve photographs of Elizabeth Taylor. in each room, sometimes posed alone, sometimes posed beside her mother. You'd never know there was a Taylor male around." There are no rigid rules, no surefire formulas, no definite patterns. Sometimes it happens like this: A lady once authored and appeared in a play quaintly titled "Sex." It was unanimously panned and closed by police. Despite the raps and notoriety—or because ot th£m— Mae West became rich, famoui and .1 star. It may begin in a strange darkness and end with an cxplosiv« radiance. How can you explain it? ... Victor Borge arrived hero a poor and frightened immigrant from Denmark. Shortly after his arrival, he flopped miserably in his initial Broadway appearance. Borge was haunted by despair. H« confesses in his autobiog: "For one terrible moment I thought oi ending my life." Of course, ho refused to surrender. He clicked in his seco.'id appearance and soon emerged as one of the massive •twinkle-re. Less than a decado after he was gripped by thought.? *of suicide — a tecvee network paid Victor Borge $173,000 for * 1-hour show. Trace the origin of success nnd you are constantly fascinated by the strange (urns,. the fantastic twists, (he incredible evolution ot starrius', . . . Ingrid Bergman's father, a warm and affectionate man, passed away when she was 31 yeans old. The unhappy child was taken into her uncle's homo. The uncle was a stern, cold individual. Miss Bergman was a melancholy youngster until she was taken 1o a Stockholm theatre lo witness her first show. Slie was delighted by (he applause — (ho expression of warm affection. Tha following day .she announced her intentions of becoming an actress. Several years later, siro wo» Sweden'.s' lop star. The swirl of human destiny sometimes requires individual determination and initiative. W'hen Belle Davis was offered a role by RKO (while under contract to Warner's) her studio was reluctant to release her. Miss Davis refused txj concede defeat. Every day — for G months — she went to sec Jack Warner and pleaded and argued ami cajoled. Finally, Ifric producer surrendered. "Do i!." he sighed, "but don't pester me nny more." Tho role turned out lo bo her greatest — "Mildred in Maug'htvm'a classic, "Of IIiim:in Bondage." You can fail and fail again and not be a failure. Only 3 years ago, Carroll linker applied for n tv fashion modeling job and WAS rejected. She auditioned for Hie Actors' Studio and was (urned down. She eventually landed a job doing tv commercial. 1 ; that Ias(cd 4 weeks. She .secured a minor yolo in a swift Broadway flop , . , Then came "Baby Doll." Another way of becoming a stor has been most graphically illustrated by Marilyn -Monroe and Jnync Mansfield. The method requires excessive energy and practically no inhibitions. Miss Monroe did it with her calendar nudo and Miss Mansfield achieved it by bu.slin' on I all over and bending gracefully for news-photogc. Some performers became stars Cyprlot Gfls Dent!) SmiltMicc NICOSIA, Cyprus (UP)—Greek Cypriot Miciialukk Kos.sides awaited the death sentence today after being convicted of murdering a British army private. A Nicosia court found IlosBidet guilty Thursday following a dramatic trial during whieh Ho.ssidci claimed he had been forced by extremists U> shoot Pvt. Honni* Shilton. Hossidcs claimed ShuHon was Iiix "bust friend." HUBERT "Mr. Prindle, you've been EATING again Puhllihcil dull; except Snndnj nnd holldnm by rtmro.-Trlliune Co, Inc., B17 En«( Itrnndrvn), LoKDnnport, Indiana. Entered u* Meant) claim mntter •* the paet office •* Lnarnnnport, Ind., under the Met of HJlrcJi ft Inland NewtBiiper Repreaontatlree MEMBER AUDIT HtV^AU OK OlHOUL.Vl'IONS AND TJlflTBD JPJIAIU>S-!IUI)P2»M riMtltmml AdvextUlKK © 1PJ7, King Feiturcs Syndic, Jnc, World rightl mrtrtj. 'I hope YOU had a good time — I've got & duel to fight in the morninjf."

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