Thursday Evening^ July 11, 1957. Admiroj King's Wartime Secrets Kept by Newsmen WASHINGTON (UP.-Th« idea, that special legislation is needed to prevent newsmen from endangering the national security is a puzzler for the paunchy Woria War II veterans of Ad. Ernie Kings's Arlington County Com• mandos. Chairman Loyd Wright of the Commission on Government Security wants such a law It would impose a fine and imprisonment on newsmen found guilty of exposing government information' classified as secret or top secret. The chairman has not come up with much specific proof of need for what is known around town as "Wright's -Law." The little known story of the admiral's commandos is pretty good evidence that news reporters can keep' top Jecrets. The commandos were a slack outfit, shove on spiPand polish. The late Fleet Admiral Ernest Joseph King's .'ellow officers will never believe the wartime Navy boss ever could have taken •with their likes. up .of Selling Courses A training institute on selling will be sponsored 1 by the special activities committee of the Logansport Chamber of Commerce, The program, conducted by the Distributive Education Departmenl of Indiana University, will be held in the city' building in two-hour periods during the week of Octo'ber 28 to November 3. The meeting schedule is as follows: 1. Developments and : Trends in Selling. •2. The Feature-Benefit Approach to More' Sales. .3. The Basic Steps in Selling. Certificates will be awarded • to those attending the meetings. Members of the special activity committee are: George Thomas, chairman; Randolph Lanning, William Wiler, William Boatman, William Wilson, Cecil B'aublit, A. E. Kickley, M. L. King did, however, and now .and Jacobsen, Jack ' High, B'rneU •why make, one of the batter hidden | Combs, and William Rehrn, Jr. stories of the late, great war. j Prestige -Hard UK- Arlington is a county in Virginia across the Potomac from Washington. The commandos were'or- ganized in October, 1942, shortly after Navy prestige was hard hit again with announcement of the lo&s of five cruisers in the Solomons Islands. Three were American — the brightly -.New Quincy, Vincennes and Astoria. The late Cornelius Bull, a former newsman and husbandyof the admiral's niece, sensed that the Navy was in for some hard going. Bull took a chance. Despite his knowledge that next Delphi Ally. Joseph T. Ives and representatives at the Wabash railroad , met with the city council Wednes-1 RESCUE AT SEA Logansport, Indiana, Pharos-Tribune Fifteen Mr, and Mrs. Albert Safslrom Jiang to (he bull of their capsized twin-hulled Catamaran sail boat in Catalina Channel off the coast ol California. . They and two others spent, six hours in the water before being picket) up by a British freighter. The two others had put but on. a small boat to try to get help, and were subsequently reseued by the British ship. (International Soundphoto.) Mrs. John Kirkpatrick and Mrs. John Pastor. Dick Klepinger and Jim BlyHie are at Indtaha'University/to attend thf state music clinic. < D • • (*• Beverage, Cigarette: relocation of crossing of the. Wa-|T ax Nets 32 Million - night to discuss the proposed j bash and Monpn tracks in Delphi and the 'elimination of railroad,; crossings from five to two or three. • The proposal also calls for installation of automatic flasher signals replacing the manually operated system now in use. Under the proposal remote control over local railroad switching would be extended to Delphi from Peru. Washington reporters. Within a .fortnight a chilly meeting took place in Bull's Arlington County home. King talked a little, «xplained. a bit and stiffly art- swered questions. Met Throughout War Perhaps to the admiral's surprise, news of the secret meeting was not all over town within a single day, or ever. Bull arranged another some weeks later. King wax warmer by then. A third meeting came after a lesser interval. They continued throughout the war in an- atmosphere of real warmth and friendship. King's frankness sometimes was frightening'. The newsmen got a lot of information and guidance from King during the war years and the admiral unquestionably got the Navy's story before the public in its best light. The commandos alone knew how and why Gen. Dwi-ght D. Eisenhower was picked to lead the Normandy invasion. And there was the day when FDR was half-minded to kick Gen. GeorgtTC. Marshall upstairs to some kind of global command, exact duties unknown. King didn't like the idea and rallied his commandos in opposition, leading the charge in person. The blast of unfavorable publicity was beautiful to behold. The project foled. And of all the top secrets King divulged over a friendly can ol beer, none ever leaked. POSTMAN DUMPS MAIL MAYWOOD, 111.. (UP)— A weary mail carrier who tried to deliver the neighborhood letters the hard •way ran afoul of the law here. Police said postman James Williams, 19, admitted Wednesday he dumped the mail in the river because it was a hot clay and his maiibag was loo heavy. '.were prepared to present a petition protesting the proposal to close the crossings. The three Delphi girls who attended the eight-day session of Girls State were guests at the Rotary luncheon and were introduced by Mrs. John Kirkpatrick, one of the counselors at Girls State. The girls in turn described some of their experiences at the session. The Selective Service office will be closed from July 22 to August 5. while the clerk of the board, Mabel Brewer, is on vacation. Anyone wishing to register during that time may do so at the Veterans Service Office next door. The United Lutheran Women will meet at the home o£ Mrs. Harold Brewer on East .Front (-Street on Tuesday night, July 16 at 8 o'clock. Mrs. Gilbert Schroder will present the lesson and Mrs. Brewer will offer devotions. Mr. and Mrs. Homer Henderickson of Rensselacr spent Sunday with his sister, Mrs. Bernie Hef- long. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Smith of jMillarsville, 0., were recent guests lof Mrs. Alma Pcirce. Mrs. C. ,3. Smith is visiting her mother, Mrs. Mary Graland and her sister Mrs. Carrie Koepke at Francesviile. Mr. and Mrs. George Simons of .Indianapolis were guests of Jerry Haugh last week. Former postmaster and Mrs. Walter Popejoy and family of Wilkcs Barre, Pa. are here for their two weeks vacation visiting relatives. Re.v. and Mrs. Joseph Radabaugh and family have, moved from the Lutheran parsonage 1 here to Mt. Clemens, Mich., where they are al home at 1 22620 Thomson St. • Sub Debs recently attended a swimming party at Fre/,ie_rs' Beach and then enjoyed a slumber at a nearby cottage. Chaperones wore INDIANAPOLIS (UP)—Indiana received more than 32 million dollars' from stale taxes on alcoholic bevecages and cigarettes during the fiscal year which ended June 30. Noble Etlis, chairman of the Indiana Alcoholic Beverage Commission, said cigarette taxes were up from about 13. 3 million dollars in 1955-56 to about 14.4 millions in 1956-57, and. beverage taxes were down from about 17.8 millions to 17.6 millions. Draff Liability of Doctors, Dentists Ends at Age of 35 Doctors and dentists under a new law effective this month are liable for military service only until they are 35 years of age, the -same as other registrants, according to information received from Lt. Col. Wayne Rhodes, state director, by the local Selective Service board. Under the former "Doctor Draft" act, in effect since 1950, physicians and dentists were liable for service .at older ages than other registrants—at one time up to age 50. The new amendments to the basic draft act provide for selection Forty-Four Year Old Tennesseean Admits Marrying Girl of 11 ML'NFOBD' Tenn. (UP) — A 44-year-old man said today he married 'an il-year-old girl after she wooed him with romantic Year notes for a Jesse H. ' Scott Sr;, truck and tractor operator near 1 here,- said he married 11-year-old Portia Virginia Johnson on May 27 in a civil ceremony at Senalobia, Miss., after tlie girl's mother consented to the wedding. ' Scott, a father of a 15-year-old son by a previous marriage, said the girt."began writing notes to me about' a year ago asking me to marry her." "At first I thought they were for my son, then I realized they were for me," he said. Scott lived al'Woodstock, riear Memphis, at the' time. When he moved near here last September, he said, he thought the affair But in January, Por- wouM end. tia's 'family moved into the same area and the girl began writing noies again, he said. Scott said'he and his bride'livec together only from June 30 to July 6, when she returned to her family. "I- treated her more like a daughter than as a wife, I have not harmed her," he said ing such specialists to active duty from the Reserve; and prohibits the "induction of doctors and den- lists who apply or have applied for lleserve commissions and have of these professional men apart'been rejected solely on the basis from other registrants; for order-1 of physical disqualification. No 'Money Down - Build It Yoursel! 'Breozeway and Garage Optional OTHER MODELS FKOM $1875. On Up 1 MODELS OPEN - Week Days II) In 8 - Sunday* 1 to I p.m. II You Can't Slop In CALL Or WRITE Vft would like more information about SWIFT PRE-CUT HOMES. Name ; Phon* . AddrCM . -City Number bedroomn needed Size of my lot. 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