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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 13

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, October 6, 1957
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1957. THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS,' LOGANSPORT, INDIANA PAGE THIRTEEN" GILBERT'S "What Young People Think" If Big League Teams Go West Young Men There Won't Be Awed By EUGENE GILBERT President of the Gilbert Youth Research Co. Tens of thousands of words have been written about the -proposec removal of the baseball Giant, and Dodgers to the West Coast but no one I know of has taken the trouble to consult the teen agers about it,' And where will you find more Important" baseball'.fans,' presen and future, than among the high school set?,My own previous sur veys have confirmed that, in. fact baseball is their favorite sport. Now that World Series time hai rolled around-again, the Gilber poll takers have -gone to the teen age grass roots in the San Francis co, Los Angeles", and New York areas and come up with some fresh viewpoints that, should heart en, as well as'.surprise, .some o. th« basebal- magnates, and give pause to some of-"the" adult fans "For one thing, : the\teeners .oul west aren't as'bowled' over as you might expect by"-the reputations o the big league club's.'.-' "The standard of the Pacific Coast league is ,JLS high as 'the Eastern leagues," asserted Walter Brown of Sail Francisco. Loyal To Pacific League Nearly a. third of the Western youngsters backed him-up in this assertion. Even more surprising, so did a quarter of the Easterners. The majority opinion was voiced however by Phil Andrews of Los Angeles who said, "It would be ideal if our teams could make the major league grade, but they wouldn't stand a chance." Even so, more than a third oi the Westerners would prefer thai the local Pacific League teams be raised to major league status, instead v 'of having the Giants or Dodgers imported. Getting to the more optimistic returns on the situation, no fewer than 87 percent of the West Coast youngsters interviewed asserted that game attendance there would be better than in New York, often considered the nation's No. 1 baseball stronghold. "New Yorkers may not have been able to support their teams, but we certainly will,"' boasted Ralph Castro of Fresno. And, giving an answer somewhat contradictory to a previous one, 87 per cent also asserted that they like the idea of having the Giants and Dodgers on the coast, "They'll Play Better" • For one, Barbara Roth of Beverly Hills confided, "I wouldn't say this to a New Yorker, but I did envy them having a big league team to root for.":Nearly 100 per cent of her generation also admitted being envious. Paula Michaels of Sacramento is sure that big league baseball 'will'' get a wonderful reception out here." Even Patrick Nolan of w York agreed "they'will have letter attendance and more avid fans, like Milwaukee' has now." And John Cummings of the Bronx )hilosophized, "After all, isn't jaseball the great 'American sport?" . . As things stood when our survey was made, the New Yorkers ,vere evenly divided between the fans of Giants and Dodgers, whereas the Westerners preferred the Giants, two to, one. And two thirds of the Westerns but only 15 per cent of the New Yorker's) thought that the teams would play better under California sunshine than in eastern climes. New York Doom' Seen "We have good ball '-players *o tdd to these clubs," asserted Margaret Henderson of Sacramen- o confidently. Bob Gardner of San Francisco explaiiled that "thjey will play better when they are appreciated." A number of the more vocal New Yorkers followed the same line of reasoning. "With more attendance and subsidy," commented Daniel Younger of Flushing, "they will have more money to spend on players and farm clubs." Howard Able of New York added "more competition makes for better baseball," Fred Hanser of the Bronx said "the two teams will be trying harder to make an impression," andv Miles Soberman of Brooklyn said "the change of coast will raise their morale." Of course there were plenty of dissenting opinions from the East. "They either know how to play or they don't," snorted Angelo Perrone.of New York. "I like the Dodgers and they owe something to their fans," said Jerry LaiMantia of New York. "They should stay-here." ' "If they move," threatened S. Galitzer, another New Yorker, "I won't be a man anymore." . And Richard Bagley of -Flushing applied the crusher: "New York City may lose its appeal as a baseball town." The Questions Asked • ' Are you now a Dodger or a Giant fan? Which team do you prefer? Would you rather, have local teams Taised to major status, instead of importing eastern teams? Will the teams, get better support on the" coast? Will they play better? Do you think the present Pacific Coast league teams could play as weil as the Dodgers or Giants? Do you like the idea : having the major league teams on the coast? Have you envied eastern cities for havingJjig league teams? hasting Popular To tth D«y, Not Near!/ So Bloody As Oi Old By MARTY SUTPHIN ANNAPOLIS. Md. (tfMo days of old when knight's were bold, jousting was a 'bloody mess. But modern knights are more refined — they -aim. their lances- «t a ring. In Maryland; anyway. The medieval''sporty.of -jousting,' which pitted knight against .knight in a battle of<arms.on horseback, was both a means of' enter tain- ment and practice for.battle. ^ Modem jousting, Maryland style is a test of horsemanship and accuracy with the ''• lance. But the 20th century Sir Lance- lots don't try to unseat one another from horses^ as .did the' armored knights' of* 'King-/Arthur's time. Instead,- they wear jodphurs and blue jeans and try' their skill with tiny targets: The targets are lings suspended at ihe rider's eye. level from over r head supports. They must.be impaled on a lance while fine night's horce is at a gallop.. The size of the ring depends upon the experience of the knight or the locality of the tournament. Amateur completion usually starts with rings 1% inches in di-, ametar. Professional or champion-1 ship class knights sometimes try for quarter-inch targets. The knights carry wooden lances, five to seyen feet long, with <teel points. rThey charge their mounts down a straight ooursi along .which • three, rings are suspended. Each knight makes three runs, allowing him a possible score of. nine rings. . * The distance of the course is usually 100 or 110 .yards' The riders have.. 10 or 11 'seconds to complete each run, ;' ' Jousting hereabouts v dates back- to 1868. About a dozen tournaments are held each summer in different areas of the state, and these are climaxed .by a state championship joust. Jousts have been held from tirae to time in Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana and Florida, mostly • in rural areas. At one time national''champion- ship jousts were held in Florida. Front Conroy Signs To Parfr ay Tnof lawyer NEW YORK^l - Frank Conroy has been signed to portary Clarence Darrow, famous trial lawyer, in Bfpadway's upcoming drama •''Compulsion. 1 ', -----v.. .-• • Conraylast^ season won a Tony Award'xof the^American :ffheatr£ Wing for his performance as a' disillusioned priest in" Graham Greene's play "The Potting Shed." The last portrayer of a role based upon Darrow's career was Paul Muni in "Inherit the Wind." Read the Classified Ads Packaging Tfteater fs Expensive Pra/ecf NEW YORK (^-Packaging theatrical projects for road tour is getting almost as expensive as preparing for on-Broadway production. Sponsors of the traveling version of the hit "Auntie Mame," due to launch shortly, have financed the enterprise at $150,000. 'That is more than"many plays cost, to bring to Broadway, but the backers have one consolation. The original and still-running "Auntie Mame" in which Rosaalind Hussell stars, set the all-time cost record/for a non-musical show by coming in at $300,000. ATTENTION- All High Schools! We will Be happy to print on this page .news of your school and student activities throughout the school year. Please seniS us your news items addressed, to the Sunday Teen-age Editor, c/o The Pharos-Tribune and Logansport Press. Cheer lor IVY LEAGUE - Buckle «Back White, black trim SADDLE OXFORDS White, black trim SADDLE OXFORDS Black Suede ..,. THE WRONG FEET ROCKVILLE, G&nn.-Young' Ste- - ven Whitehead complained his feet hurt -after he missed the .school bus and walked seven arid a .half miles to school. His .^teachers told him his feet might not have hurt ;.go badly had he putrthe ;-shoes on the right feet : •'- :'•• SWEATER PUMP, Flat heel, kid leather or Black Suede .......:..... DRESS PUMP Kid Leather . . t ................ DRESS PUMP Brown Suede . .-.•... .-.-, .98 $4.98 Read the Classified Ads THE KELLER co 503-505 E. Broadway " ** * -, "THE STORE TOR VALUED' jfssessssssKBSs&s^^ The balL-is'beginning to ( -roll for a .civic music organization here, in Logansport. Rehearsals may not begin until the first of year as we hear it, but an organizational meeting will be held in early winter- - ."'.'.Gerald Sweet, ,of the high school music department, will direct-the orchestra, assisted by Rollie Meinzer and Pete Carr. Sweet said the group will perform twee before summer; once in March and once in May. Both performances will be in the'high school auditorium. He said there will probably be fifty pieces in the orchestra. Plans are still indefinite, but as •it lotfks now, Logansport will have a self-supporting civic music orchestra. Musical Notes will'keep you informed as details are announced. Gerald Sweet is a busy man around the- school. He has also started the ball rolliing • on the Winter. Fantasy which will 'be presented Dec. 4 and 5 this year. Auditions were conducted last Tuesday and the cast was named Friday. The production wil luse bits from "The King and I," "Carousel,"' "0 k 1 a h o m a," and "Mikado." Sweet,;, known to many as Mr. "G", said taht the cast will include fifty voices and a thirty-piece pit orchestra will accompany all the numbers. • It has been the comment of several persons we have talked to that all you need for a hit is a guitar and unpronounceable words. And speaking of hits, Elvis has scored again. Jailhouse rock, Elvis' new disc, was released' last week. ', Don't get us wrong. We're not trying to make fun of Elvis. Some of 'his tunes are little mixed up, but what rock and roll song it not? Want to hear something good? Try Bugler's Holiday. Fred Fennell leads his pop orchestra for the first time on a single. Richard Hayrhan plays a mean harmonica on. My Heart Reminds Me. Frank Sinatra has come out with an old one, But it could be a hit again. Its name? Chicago. Other new recordings that we like: Walkin' And Whistlining—Ray Conniff; I'm Spinning — Del Vikings;'So Little Time—Ames Brothers; and No One To Cry To,—Patti Page. To you-Teenagers we ask a question. Do you attend school dances •• and/or the teen canteen? J. L. would like to hear your opinions of these kids who do not go to dances because they can't dance br because 'they're shy. Let's hear what you think. Drop a card (in the mail) to: "Musical: Notes Logansport Newspapers Logansport, Indiana If you don't have an opinion or don't, want it known, write to J. L. anyway even if it's just to say "Why should I bother writing to you?" If you were to tell a friend that Honeycomb is the number one tune on the Press Parade of Platters, you would be right. If you were to tell a friend that Jsut Between You and Me is number two'on the Press Parade of Platters, yould be right. But why go to all the trouble of telling them when they can read about the ten top tunes in Musical Notes. 'Here are the top, ten'" on the Press Parade" of Platters: 1. Honeycomb 2. Just Between You and Me 3. Wake Up Little Susie 4.- Jailhouse" Rock 5. That'll Be The Day. 6. Diana ' . 7. Fascination . 8. Remember You're Mine 9. Send'For Me .10. Tammy Thought of a person coming out of a coal bin: Black Slacks. . J. L. MALI POLISH Sniffle Manners Japan Joins UN Council UMTED NATIONS (<TJP)-J0|paE was eleoted to flhe United Nations Security Council on '(be -first bafllot over Soviet opposlfaiicih .-today. Oaraada and Panama also were elected to two-year benms, afli three courafonilea -take office next Jain. 1. The "United States supported, 01 three successM aaradidiates. Russia, claiming umidier tihe '•'.gantHemian's agreement''.^ 1946. •tfoe seat wan by Japan belonged to Western Europe, waged a vigorous campaign .for Caadhoslio'va'- kia on tihe couiinoiiv -• • In- flhe seoreit balot,, Ptamaimia received '74 votes,' Oaanada 72, Japan' 5$, Czechoslovakia 25. Single votes' were cast 'for : ''Ar,genlfca, Brazfl, €We, the -Dahiirfcan 'Republic, Italy, v India "amid Sudiain. Fifty-two votes ," ware necessary for fll'eQ'bbn. -• • . .;'..-•'• Panama will replace Cuba, Can- .ada ballses over .from Australia .and Japan ais-gumies the seat now Mid by flbe Philippines .neat'January, Comic Changes Pace For Broadway Return NEW YORK UR—Comic Star Bobby Clark is changing dramatic pace for his return to Broadway. Clark, recently back from a tour in the national company of the musical "Damn Yankees", has signed for a straight role in "The Cave Dwellers" by .William Saroyan. The play arrives here in-mid- October. By DON GOODWIN j (Modern man has a feeling about ar fihat is straight out of the Dark, Ages. He's convinced the stuff is full of demons. He doesn't call them demons, of course. He prefers fancy medical handles, like viruses. But whether it's germs or genii, spooks or Strontium 90, he .wishes passionately to avoid them. ^ It's a safe bet, moreover, that 'until our modem-day, superior witch doctors annihilate every last germ, people will go on being, if not superstitious, at least bypo- chrondiacal. Winter, the germiest season of all is on the way. Coming in from Asia on a wing and a sneeze is a variant of influenza virus that has people in quite a sweat. All in all, .the time seems ripe to review germ etiquette. * * * When, you sneeze or cough, cover your mouth v with a .handkerchief, there isn't time," at least muffle the 'explosion with -your band, turning your head away from the nearest person; 'Blowing your nose at the dinner table is permissable, but don't make, a production of it and don't apologise; *the4'atter merely calls attention to the act'. If your cold is ".a whopper, carry extra" handkerchiefs. Fastidious souls • are offended /at; the sight of -a battleworn hankie, and everf nonfastidipus -souls don't enjoy seeing one bloom from someone's breast pocket. Once used, a.breast handkerchief stops being picturesque. P'.S. to tissue-users: Don't Mow and throw. How many lovely secre- WALLET PHOTOS From Your Favorite Snapshots or Photos 20 BeautHful, Double Weight, Silk Finish Prints Only $1.00 Have plenty to exchange with you): friends and relatives We make the negative — No Charge. _ QUICK 'FILM' SERVICE 524 East Broadway Phone 4444 TEEN'S'TUNES AT MAROCCO'jS "DIANA" ;' ...»........ Paul Anka "TAMMY" \ ...........-,-........ .Debbie Reynolds "HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY THAT I LOVE YOU" • Ricky Nelson ""JAIL HOUSE ROCK" . Elvis Presley "WAKE UP LITTLE SUSIE Everly Brothers "JUST BETWEEN -YOU AND ME" .Cha;dettes "MY HEART REMINDS ME" .Kay Starr "THAT'LL BE THE DAY" ! ......... '.-..-.. .Crickets "HONEYCOMB" .. i..............Jimmy Rodgers "SEND FOR ME" ..'.,.-.., ......... Nat "King" Cole MART This young lady is not waiting to see whether her friend's germs. are Asian or domestic. She's ducking fast. taries lititer their lovely desk* ". with tissue debris? Alas, too many.; When a man does it, the crime A is not only unsightly, it's unmanly.. • The trouble with, a head cold is—as Sydney J. Harris once pointed out—it refuses to get bad enough, to let you go to bed in peace, or.;.. to get well enough to let you work.-•• in peace. "If an illness can't be dramatic," • concludes Syd, "there is no excuse . for.it." ' Many people, of course, won't accept this fact. They're determined? to have, an uncommon cold if if; kills them—and everyone else to boot. Runny-nosed martyrs, they show up at the office in the grip of the grippe. Eyes awash with rheum; • and courage, they press their hot ' faces up to one colleague after another-, whispering ,"Got a "bit of a cold today—doctor says it's . pneumonia-but I know you fellows • need me at wortf.'" .Yeah-, need him! Like a cold in the head-which,- as the bacffli .swarm his way, each colleague is pretty'sure he'll be having soon. ' No, if a man's cold is withia . 20 miles of pneumonia, better he stays home and gets that rest doctors prescribe. . His boss would vastly prefer having one man out to an entire. . staff home with real and imagined • colds. Q&AonP's&Q's (Q) "Is it passe to' ask guests..* if tihey want to wash hands before dinner? .'--.: Mrs. S. J., Cleveland^ ; (A) Until germs are passe, ask-:, ing will never be. . . , (Copyright .1957, General Feature^,Corp.) •-''--;• ..-'•>• a new pair of WAFFLE VAMP MQCCASW with quality, expert fit and extra long wearing soles. NAUONAUY ADVERTISE) SHOES POt CHI10MM WHITE 'N BROWN WHITE 'N BLACK WHITE SHOES for the entire family Americans Greatest Shoe Values - • BEG SHOE STORE

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