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PAGE FOUR THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPORT, INDIANA SUNDAY, OCTOBER «, 1957. Editorials... For Better Sunday Reading With this issue of the Sunday Pharos-Tribune and Logansport Press we inaugurate an effort to present to air of our* readers a fuller, more comprehensive. Sunday newspaper package. In tune with the current trend in reading hab-- its, every member of today's average family devotes more time to perusing their Sunday newspaper from cover to cover, and, eagerly seeks more enjoyment' and {information from the Sunday newspaper. For that reason, we have combined the Pharos- Tribune and the Logansport Press into one, expanded Sunday issue, and have also added several new features to this combination. As time goes on, we earnestly hope to develop this Sunday newspaper still further, with more locally written features 'of interest to all members of the family. Prompt Trials Are More Desirable r The dismissal this week in the Peru city court of a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence- of intoxicating liquor emphasizes the need for more prompt trials of all criminal cases. In this case:the defendant had been arrested sixteen months ago and the case had been continued so long that the arresting officer could no longer remember the circumstances of the arrest, necessitating the dismissal. On the same day the Peru city judge at the request of the defense attorney continued four cases against another man, charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants, driving while his license was suspended, public intoxication and resisting arrest. \ Many times requests for continuances in such cases are legitimate, but often they are not. Defense attorneys on occasion use -an excuse for a 'continuance in the hope that the case eventually will be forgotten by the prosecutor and judge. Delay thus becomes the means by which the defendant hopes to evade the penalty for his offense. Lawyers know that they need have no fear of being forced to an immediate trial because if the judge refuses a continuance they can always take a change of venue, which the judge is forced by law to grant. Many judges for years have protested that an abuse of the change of venue law has been responsible for some of the unreasonable delays in both criminal and civil cases. Meanwhile, literally hundreds of motorists whose.right to drive would have been suspended if they had been brought to trial promptly are continuing to create a hazard on Indiana highways. George E. . SOKOLSKY These Days WHO IS TO BLAME The events at Little Rock belong to history; the blame cannot be assessed as long as-political motivation continues to'play'a part and' that will be so until after both the 1958 and the 'i960 elections have passed: ' .- The facts are not difficult to state: '• . 1. Arkansas has'not been notorious for racial difficulties; : lt does not have a long tradition as a slave-holding state, -having ' only been admitted to the Union in 1836;' Its population came' mostly from Tennessee and Missouri and Missi- sippi. It was carved out of French Louisianna and' its first .settlers were Spaniards and French. .-• DURING THE CIVIL WAR, the slave-holding planters were/naturally for the Confederacy and carried the state into it, but.most of: the farmers in the' O'zark and' Ouachita mountains were . very poor, and seem to have been indifferent. The people of the Ozarks, in particular, • are poor, illiterate, and suffered terribly from the depression of the 1930's.' The ""Ar- kies" who migrated to California during those ' years were among the most impoverished of Americans. • * 2, Orval Faubus is a product of that part of the Arkansas population which produced the "Arkies." On October 19, 1954 I called at.' tention to the .fact that Orval Faubus attended Commonwealth Goi,- lege. A communist institution, the funds for which were provided by the Garland Fund, the Carnegie Fund (Foundation?)' and.Mrs. Leonard Elmhurst. It was placed on the Attorney General's list of subversive organizations. Lucien Koch-. • was the Director of Commonwealth College. He testified before a joint committee of the Arkansas LegLs-' lature: Q. Do you believe in God? "A. No ... 'Keep Your Eye on the Leaves- Now Follow Through ...." WALTER WINCHELL On Broadway Notes of a Newspaperman The N. Y. Timeg Topickcr reported: "National Newspaper Week is about to b« observed through all. to see and disdain. At we have indicated, crusading Vr" W £ "T^nvTactors Journalism is a rugged-struggle. out the country and many factors J , fa the'present state of the world W^am AUen_mte on of th. and nation serve to dramatize the ^atest soldiers ofthe press had true meaning of a free press' in -the Mowmg f^ed on hisoffic. the cause of democracy . . . De- wall: 'Tailed* busmes, '31 . spite the best efforts of the people Defeated for, the legwlature 32.... who compUe-dictionaries and the Again Jailed in business '33 . . , tireless energy given W-the. prob- Elected to the legislature '34 . . s lern by newspapermen in each gen. Sweetheart died '35 . . . Had ner- ' .'i>; Angelo PATRI obtain a copy, send 10 cents in coin to-'him, c/o this paper, P. 0. Box 99, Station. G, New York .19, N.. Y. -,' , (Released by The Bell Syndicate, Inc.) ' QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Q—where did the custom of foe Christmas tree begin? A—It is believed that the custom is a survival of the tree worship -of ancient German. tribes. * * * Q—What king shot himself with a silver bullet? A—Henri Ohristophe, Negro king of Haiti. His cruelty and greed caused a revolt in 1820, leading to his suicide. * * * Q—How wide is the English Channel? A—It varies in width from 100 miles at the widest point to about 20 miles at the narrowest place, between Dover, England, and Calais, France. v * » * Q—Why were the early toll roads called turnpikes? . A—Because travelers were •topped at the turnstiles or -turnpikes, to pay their fares. * * *, Q—From what nut is vegetable Ivory derived? A—This material is derived from tagua nuts which are grown, in western Ecuador. * * *' Q—What is the predominant racial element in the population of Singapore? A—Singapore has, a polyglot TV is no longer-in its infancy, because old movies ore now being replaced by old TV shows. population of which 80 per cent is Chinese. * * * Q—What famous ' general opposed Abraham Lincoln in his second bid for the presidency? A—Gen. George B. McCleUan, who was nominated for president by the Democratic convention in 1864. * * * Q—Did. the Colossus of Rhodes represent -anyone? A—The .bronze" statue represented Helios/ the sun god. * *' * Q—Who were the Cliff Dwellers? A—Cliff Dweller is the name given .to Indians who lived in what are now the states of Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico "until about 1300. Then- descendants are the ^ modern Pueblo Indians^ the Hopi, Zuni, Acoma, Taos, and various other* tribes. LAFF-A-DAY "Q TO GET a further background, May I ask do'you believe the Constitution .of the United States? "A. I am convinced that I believe in it more thoroughly than the planters of the eastern part of Arkansas. S 'Q. Do you believe hi the, Constitution of the United States? "A. I answered that question ... "Q. Do you respect the American flag? "A. I refuse to 'answer because I consider it as having no bearing on the investigation. I refuse to- answer without advice of counsel. "Q. Do you believe in capitalism? "A. I do not believe in capitalism, as it. is now operated . . . " THE COURSES GIVEN at .Commonwealth ' College were unusual for an American institution arid the teaching staff was equally unusual. The teachers were not paid -salaries, but as Mildred Price, one of them, testified, they got room, board, laundry and some small pocket money.' ' Orval Faubus says that he, attended this college for only a short time. But it was long enough for him to have been elected president of the. student, body and a member of the disciplinary committee, Faubus also attended the all-southern conference for civil and trade union rights at Chattanooga, Tennessee as a representative of Commonwealth College. This does not mean that Govern-or Orval Faubus was ever a communist. It does mean that he came under unorthodox influences early in life. • • 3. Faubus has no profession. He is not a man of means.-He .was built up in Arkansas by the liberal group, headed by Harry. Ashmore, a-newspaper editor. .He has apparently broke .with this element. Twice he was elected. Gov^ ernor through their support and the'Negro vote. To be elected for a third term or. to go to the United States Senate to succeed : . either Senator McClellan who comes up for election in 1960 or, Senator FuE- bright in 1962, he needs the support of the conservative .or'react- ionary elements whose numbers have increased over the . Negro question. 4. IT WILL BE NOTED that neither'Senator .McClellan nor Senator Fulbright have taken a public position on the. Little Rock situation. Both have built significant national and even international position's-,by their.work in the United States'Sen ate, but'obvious- ly, to remain in ttie Senate, they have*to be elected in Arkansas, As. is ,so usual with* American politics, the ultimate determination of Orval Faubus's position'in American life will not be decided by; President Eisenhower, who does not vote in- Arkansas, 4>ut in a struggle for power -.between the' followers of Orval.Faubus and those of Harry'Ashmore and Winthrop Rockefeller.''If Faubus wins renomination for/ Governor for, a third term -or nomination' to the United'States Senate, which in Arkansas is tantamount to election, it will influence local attitudes toward the Negro question throughout the south. • Passing Fad "I know what you think about ! 'going steady'; for the v . adolescents -.arid I 'haye no trouble with rhy 'teen-age -girl, but what would you 'do when a ten-year-bid girl announces' that she is Tommy's Steady and shows you a bead ring to prove it?" " . 'First let 'me say what I would NOT do. I would, not magnify the situation 'out of all proportion.; Boys and girls should get acquaint ed with each other's way. ', Usually the younger ones do not "go steady." They 'are more -likely to. inake faces at each other and scorn any: association. The rare ones may-for a time, play going steady. ' That is about .all it amounts to. It is an imitation of their "older brothers -and sisters and more than 'likely to be forgotten in a day. In any case it is better to smile -, and say, "Indeed. Tommy is-a nice boy, a good friend to .have," and go on from there. There will be a good, many Tommies' in. a little, girl's life if she follows 'the usual healthy pattern of her'group 'arid the" more the merrier. .The'little girl who has no broth- ; ers is more likely to have a boy playmate than not. This is instinctive, a drive-to know,about boys and;quite as it,should be. It is not surprising that even the younger boys and girls who have still to feel any sex stir within fchem should imitate what they: see and hear on, all sides. The movies, the advertisements, the shop windows, wherever one looks se*x is ctfcented. It would be a stupid child who went untouched to some degree by the bombardment. ,., . • That is one good reason why' any • such statement by a ten-year-old girl should be passed over with"a smile and a light word and the subject changed. She is unaware,, of the implications of her words:> and-it is well not to accent them'. She is. still in the little girl stage where play is uppermost and .imitation is strong. Association" with girls of her own age is best at this time and while; there should be no prohibition of play and• friendship with .boys v :of the same age group there'should, be no loud protest, no shaming, no , pressure put .on it unless,\which. is unlikely, the boy in .question as an undersirable' playmate because of his character. . • '; Should a little girl seem to. be unusually interested in- boys some new and interesting .activities, more attractive and active • girl companions should be brought into the picture and father - should, become more of a-factor in the child's life. , '' ; Usually stammering is caused by fear, shock, or excitement.. Dr. Patri explains the,cause .and how to overcome stammering in- his leaflet'P-2, "Stammering;" To. Drew PEARSON Washington Merry-Go-Round Drew Pearson says: Ben-Gurf- , on invites Arab siates to a peace conference; Israel's immigration problems make return of Arab .refugees difficult; Ben-Gurion predicts peace' for Israel. TEL AVW — In order to see what could be done to bridge the valley of hate between the Arabs and Israel, I/went to see the Prune Minister of Israel, .David Ben-Ouri- on. I found him at the Hotel Sharon where'he was spending a few days bathing in the Mediterranean, (Mrs. Ben-Gurion, who was raised in Brooklyn and whom everyone in Israel, calls by her first name, "Paula," met "me in the hotel corridor. ; ' "You want .to see the old man?" .she said, and escorted me into his room.,It was the same hotel room I had occupied last year , The Prime Minister, now 711, did not look'old. He had been. doing yoga exercises; on the beach' andi at that';moment.:^was reading a thick volume of Greek philosophy as' part of his vacation relaxation. -Ben-Gurion was Interested in the fact that I had been to Syria and peppered me with questions. At one-point I interrupted the questions to remark dead-pan: "How are you getting along with your plan to marry Mrs, Golda Meir to King Hussein of Jordan?" 'Mrs. Meir, unsmiling dignity. The King, a notorious playboy and ladies' man; is 23. "Where did you hear that?" gasped the astonished Prime Minister. • "It's all over the Arab world,'.' I replied, still dead-pan, "that you're trying to make peace with the Arabs by< playing cupid for King Hussein and Mrs. Meir. I'm planning to" write a big story on' it-'". " :: . .:. -•'• "But .the King is still married," shoL, back. Ben-Gurion, catching the joke, and breaking into one of his broad, contagious grins. . Feat Of Israel The, rest of the interview was deadly serious. Reporting on my trip: through the Arab states, I told Ben-Gurion that every Arab leader -I met raised the refugee "problem;;- and everyone also expressed; genuine fear of "the Israeli Army, They seemed to feel the. Israeli.,,Army was endowed-with either^divine .or- satanic strength: "Are you sure it is fear?", Ben-. Gurion; replied. "I think'it is also; the desire,to-destroy Israel. They use the excuse,of fear to torture HUBERT the desire to destroy us. "If they are afraid,,then why don't they sit down wifch us and- negotiate a nonaggression pact?" He continued,. "Let us have a treaty of friendship and peace. .We are ready at any time." -^ • I told Ben-iG«rion that while extremist Arabs would' never rest until Israel was destroyed, I had met more moderate Arabs who knew Israel was here to stay. They felt that if he made the gesture of letting the refugee come back,' only a handful would come. ' "Our whole problem," he said, "is migration. We are working to take care of people from all over the world,, and I am afraid we shall have to take care of many more.. "There are 3,000,000 Jews in Russia and if 'Russia opens her doors to let them depart, I have reason to belive that onenhalf of them would want to come out.; What we will do with them I do not know, but we shall manage; We have- managed in the past and we shall manage again. ''If Israel ever ceases taking in immigrants, then our. reason' for being ceases'. People migrate to the United States to better themselves. They migrate here because -they want to live in Israel. '. "We could become self-supporting in a few years if we cut off .immigration. But if we cut off the people who want to come here we -lose our reason for being." • It was "plain frorri Ben-Gurio'n's answer that Israel would be- too crowded to handle Arab refugees. Peace For Israel? \ We talked at'great length of the problems of "the Near East, much, of it off the record. As-I was about to leave, I asked: "What Is Israel's greatest achievement during the past year?" "The Sinai campaign and immigration," Ben-Gurion replied. "We have won new security and freedom from attack; and we have taken in new immigrants from Europe . and Egypt. We have housed them, settled them on the land. We are pushing ahead in the Negev (he referred te the southern desert which is being irrigated). We are bringing our ships to Elath'. We'are laying a pipeline .across the desert. "These things we ' have done. They have not been easy, but we have done them." "Last year when I was here," I reminded Ben-Gurion, "I predicted war between Israle arid Egypt with France and England coming in •and Russia and the : United States staying.bet; What would you advise me -to 'predict -this time?" . "Peace," replied the Prime Minister without hesitation,"—As far as Israel is concerned." I .would, agree with that prediction—as far as', Israel is concerned. ; .-,But Israel alone does not control the peace. . of the Wear East.ciAnd, judging frorn. the •temper''of -the Arab States,, especially :• Syria, I fear that - Ben-Gurion may be-a modern-day Moses. Like-the prophet who'led the.peo- pie of Israel back within sight of the promised: land- {but never enjoyed the privilege of .getting there himself, Ben-Gurion has settled the people of Israel-on" a-new, revitalized promised land, but, may mot live to see peace in .the which he has settled. '' eration, no one has given the world a wholly satisfactory definition of what makes news." Well, news is anything 'of interest to anybody. A newspaper cannot exist' withoul an audience any more than an actor. Both must produce engrossing shows: A newspaper must entertain as well as enlighten. It should touch, the hearf and prod the fun- nybone in addition to improving the mind. In the final analysis, news can .be personal or international. From the birth of, a child to the death of a nation. A Hollywood marriage or a military alliance. News is everything, fit to Congress '43 Congress '46 Congress .'48 .Senate "55 . . President '56 . '36 '. . . Defeated , . . Defeated for , . Defeated for . .* Defeated for . Defeated for Defeated for Vice . Defeated for Seriate '58 ... Elected President '60." When White-became discouraged, .he glanced at the framed inscription and recalled it^ outlined the biography of Abe Lincoln. The history of the free press Is an adventurous saga filled with many Individual, exploits' and !«> spiring crusades. The deeds are generally in the grand tradition of epic tales.* Many have become classics of personal glory. Newsmen responsible for the accomplishments have given American journalism much of its excitement and vitality. They rarely consid"- *- " — f- — .»...«i r «u <u V %,* J VBUAIM. S.1.Y V\f . -— i m ' - - - , . - _-_ , ' -print in the N. Y. Times and .the «,edjthemselves; heroe^They wre Daily Winehell. ~ reporters or; editors doing a _ a tough, frequently ttiankles*. Job. The Arkansas Gazettes, light''in Nevertheless,-their most precious the darkness will undoubtedly win the .recognition of the of reward was the satisfaction iob ^ doiie n tftc free Pulitzer ever loses that 'adventurous spirit, pickers. Typical of- its thoughtful H w ai ; be deprived of -its essential editorials on the "Little Rock crisis qtta uty^and its pulsebeat will be " was this -one: "We in Little Rock had perfected a plan to meet the Supreme Court'5' new racial requirements in education gradually and largely on our own terms, The Federal Courts had sustained us. .But now Mr. Faubus and the stilled. That .quality is courage. „. Er f e * mendous public affection, had a . comm °P T sensey^attitud? toward fane - He<mce.oted: Once ma store order will in -time also restore the calm that is essential to an orderly approach to any problem." no, . j_*u'i» iivn J.u.i. j.- auuuD auu wrc \ » • i' • it i angry, violent and thoughts band wMe fame makes;you resentful. of agitators who rallied to his call Mo " v f %^ e ^°V ^may well have undone the work of fushed and ^little bewildered , responsible local officials. S? da ? le i s€ ?™ ^f iS ^ «"We can still hope that this will th ?| 'f th ?l" out , ? l m ' a . , u * not be, the case. Unhappy though are-born with a certain amount of it may be, the action ofthe Presi- ^^ Andvwhen you-hit.-a -point dent'in using Federal troops to re- where you re recogmzed.every-tHne ^~,~ ^A ,,-n :- *;— -,1™ ^ you step• out, you cant help but sort of sparkly. inside. But strikes, 'a guy better be mighty careful or he's going to _ wind up giving most of his time -, ,. ,.,, • io his new/career of being a cele- Another bigoted governor was once licked by an alert newspaperman named Julian Harris of the Columbus Sun-Enquirer^ . . ; . 'A dispatch revealed .an unidentified governor had addressed a KJan brity, and practically no time at all to his family andjreal friends." can va&er the Times of was nof .^ ong the . bea?t . rotters engaged ^ s h^anigans Mansfield. That paper conclave in Kansas City—in which . «' -t It 1 441 •' 1 * « Ai*A" V CiJJ.lt; iTJ-t**A»JJ.*^i.\A. .t-'lllAU J/MJ"^^ he employed the phrase "bridging ^ & ca j ri ed ; the stiffest.up- the chasm." Harns^ recalled the ^^ . Rs n e ws .stories are phrase was a pet platitude of Geor- easy .g oing and digged to the Clifford Walker. He „„;„, of absurdity ",.,,-« . , J^UiJll. Vi. CLWaUlVtlbJ » • • ifl£ illUCS checked the governors movements OQCe laund)ed ^ nt ^ fte the day the speech was made and assassination of a Balkin ^g with rounded up eye-witnesse5 ... When a ^^ summary of th e Draga- CMfronted! with the evidence. Gov- vich dynasty> and didn't mention ernor Walker confessed to being a ^ M J until the middle of ae Euxer - . column.; , --.%,,. .. „ , . ,:',' The ultimate "in courtesy-was Journalism's comic -relief was ^ e same pa p4 r - s advert ^ its provided by several Brihsh dailies onal column . ^ the mot6rist when they came, in contact with who might haye ^ over me IQ one - or LJiicic &£iixi s Rrcfl.* nsiursi L\. - T^CT* ***n *T3 A *, A /\*» c 1 *^-*^ J»^TT ^wr/% • ,. • ,,? „ ," _, tne Hings Koad on Sunday eve^ resources: Jayne Mansfield. The ^^ whatrho sheets, in direct defiance of Anglo-American friendship, had the audacity to report that Miss Mansfield is f-a-t. Call it a chau- vantistic gesture on this reporter's part, but in rebuttal we can only testify that you cannot have too much of a good thing or two. Moreover, one I/ondon paper was ungallant enough to publish an unflattering photo of Miss Mansfield thank you." '(By jove!) . , i Farm Debts Show Rise WASHINGTON CUP) -Farmers' oniiSaige, dsfofe rase to about -taken from the rear. We doubt $10,266,000,000 — tihe highest level whether'Our Jayne is terribly an- <sinoe 1924-on "ibe^aif year, ending noyed by such goings-on—so long as they spell the, name right. .last June. 30,, toe Agriculture Celebrities have their problems, Tine ratio of : ,mord!giagie defbbs to Ijhe value of v f aiim ' real esbate,. of course. The hell,of fame was however; was. down .stenply corn- most acidly and accurately de- pared' with-' 1924, department scribed by Ben Hecht: "I:, have records mdicated> learned at first hand the wretched '. Farm, 'mortgage debts July 1 things that make a celebrity — the represented about $1 for each $11 pain of almost constant defeat, the wor.tlh of farm land and buildings arrows of a thousand critics for- at 1957 prices'., In 1924,' tibe txxtol ever sticking out of ,your rump, farm morbgaigie. deibt of $10,664,000,. the fact that your name has a mag-; '000 represented about $1 .for each' net for irritation, malice or calum- $5 wo* of land amd buiitoigs. ny. -And worst of aU, a celebrity Tine departing .saad: bhe rise 3n cannot, like luckier folk, drop out fsmm moirbgagie dteibfcs-eo far-.in of sight when he is ripened with 1957 has been :"so-mewJnaf sfower" age. He must stay on the vine and than in the saime perdoel in 1956. CARNIVAL 17, KING fEATUStS STODICATE. bt, KOILD WOHTl 1I3EXVTO 'tostead of taking you away from all this, Gwendolyn —suppose I join you!" Height, Not Weight , Makes A Difference NEW- YORK W—With some" ac- ( tresses' it is weight, but with' Suzanne Storrs it is height that makes the difference.-' . The 23-year-old Broadway newcomer who .is appearing in "Romanoff* and Juliet" says "she has grown an inch taller since she was Miss Utah two years ago. She steps in now at 5 feat Wi Inches. ' " s . <g> 1937, King Features Syndicate, Inc., World Thank goodness! Over there!" THE SUNDAY PHAROS - TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS : Published- eaqh' Sunday by the Pharos-Tribune and ;Press, 517 B. Broadway,XLog-ansp'ort, Indiana. Entered as second class' mall at the Postoffice at Logansport, Indiana, under. Che act of March 8, 1879.- ; -- ; -'--"- •'- • -.•''' • •'•"•• •The Fharos-Tribune-est. 1844 '• .- The -Press-est. .1921 . . : ' The Sunday pharos-Tribune and Logansppr.t Press,;.lOc-ner. copy. The Pharos-Tribune, evenings and Sunday,-35c per week by- carrier. The'- Logansport Press, mornings and. Sunday, 35c per'week by carrier. The. Pharos-Tribune, the Logansport Press, .and the Sunday Pharos-Tribune •-, and I-ogansport Press, 65c per week by carrier. By mail on/rural routes-'In iCass, • Carroll, Fulton, Pulaski, Miami and' White counties, each paper ?10.00 per year,- Outside trading area and within, Indiana;' : ?11.00 per year; outside Indiana, $18.00 per year. All mail subscriptions payable in advance; ' No mail subscriptions sold where carrier service is maintained. 114 National -Advertising Representatives: .Inland Now«Da/p»r Reprwento/ttvM, «The». » he down'! make good r equare dancing, het

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