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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 20

Logansport, Indiana
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Tuesday, December 17, 1957
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Tuesday Evening, DecenVber 17, I9ST. THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE PROORAM FOR LOGAN SPORT 1. An Adequate Civic C«nt>r 2. An Ad.quot. S«wog» Dupoinl Syttam 3. Suffiicent Parking Facililm More Than Punishment Few acts rile up public indignation as quickly as child neglect does. In cases of this kind, there is often a public tendency to cry for severe punishment of the neglectful parents. This salves the general conscience of any guilt feelings about society's share of the blame. It satisfies the feeling that "something should be done." Whether punishing neglectful parents is the best thing for the neglected child is another matter. In the opinion of Vincent DeFrancis, director of the American Humane Association's children's division, punishing parents for neglect of a child is wrong because it is no real help to the child. His point of view is a sensible one. Kept in perspective, it could be of real use as a general guide in handling neglect cases. Certainly offending parents . should not get off without so much as a pat on the wrist. Certainly they should be made to see that they have done wrong—even when, as is often the case, they have done so because they lack understanding rather than because they are hostile to their children. But DeFrancis* is fundamentally right when he says that "child protection should be a helping, non-punitive process." He added, at a recent social welfare conference in Minneapolis: "In seeking to help the child we must of necessity give service to the parents so as to help change the conditions which brought the neglect." This is sound advice. Although it denies the public the immediate satisfaction of seeing neglectful parents brought to book, it is the only method that promises a genuine solution of a grave social problem. It keeps the child's- welfare uppermost, and that is the important thing. Guidance for Missiles Senator Flanders of Vermont believes that the lack of any single, overall authority is hampering the nation's missiles program. The solution he proposes is to put Dr. 'James R. Killian, now- serving as President Eisenhower's special assistant for science and technology, in full charge "with nobody over him." The reasons Senator Flanders gives for desiring a change in the setup make good sense. He notes that under the present arrangement the secretary of. defense and military officials with clearly defin- • ed authority could "box in" Dr. Killian because his powers-and functions have not been clarified. One fact is inescapable. The United States cannot afford inter-service rivalry in its missiles program. If Making Dr. Killian "czar" of the missiles effort and accountable only to the Pesident will stop the damaging effects of such rivalry _ in its missile program. If making Dr. Killian "czar'vof the missiles effort and accountable only to the President will stop the damaging effects of- such rivalry, then the move had better be made. IN THE PAST One Year Ago Johnny M. Farmeir, 214 D Street, was injured when his panel 'truck collided with a semi trailer near Rochester. Three 17-yeair-old Royal Center high school youths admitted blowing up three rural mailboxes with large firecrackers. A son was born at St. Joseph's hospital to Mr. and Mrs. John Syers, 303% Wheatland ave- JaAes Bain, 73, of 1127 Twenty-First street, was injured slightly when struck by a car at Fifth and Market streets. Herman F. Pitcher, 73, died at the home of a son in Winamac. Ten Years Ago Morris M. Methard, 24, of 227 North Cicott street, was killed at Clymers when struck by a passenger train during a snowstorm. The new American Legion club next to the Memorial home was opened. A daughter was born at St. Joseph's hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Vance, route 1, city. .A new microfilm reader was installed at the Losansport Public Library. Mr. and Mrs. Albert K. Tobias, Burnetisville, celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary. Twenty Years'Ago Dr. W. J. -Krantz was reelected president of the Cass county Conservation club. Carl Manders was reelected president of the Pennsylvania Railroad Veteran Employes Association. Bart Moore, 81, of 722 Race street, died at home. Loren A. Brig's, 79, a retired farmer, died at his home in Royal Center. Fifty Years Ago Edna Turpaugh and Nelson Shaffer, both of ; Logansport, were married. C. II. Spohr was elected president of the local Journeyman Barbers' Union. Andrew Gilsinger, 1316 Miami avenue, died at the age of 69. Mrs. Lamira Land, 92, a former school tsacb- er, died at her home at 1227 Ftfie avenue. Drew Pearson'i MERRY-GO-ROUND JUST WHAT WAS NEEDED FOR CHRISTMAS! Drew Pearson Says: Ike was not lukewarm, he was miffed at Adlai; Mike Quill saved New York City $3,000,000 yearly on transport workers; Kansas City faces more Antitrust suits. WASHINGTON. — Inside the White House — shortly before he left lor Paris, Eisenhower let of£ a little private steam against Adlai Stevenson. He said he had never listened toi Stev.enson while | Adlai was campaigning againstl him for President,! and he didn't pro-[ pose to start now. That's why he I wasn't interested! in Stevenson's! recommendations I for NATO . . .Ad-1 lai was irked not! only at Ike's luke-l warmness but be-1 cause, while they talked, White House Aides kept peeking in the door to remind Ike he was late for the next appointment. Sheven- son remembered the many, many appointments Ik« has had with. "The Truck Driver of The Year," visiting Ladies' Delegations, etc., and figured his participation in the NATO Conference was a bit more important . . .Vice President Nixon faad hoped until the very end that -he would go to Paris with Ike. He studied NATO problems carefully, was well- informed, but failed -to reckon with his rivals, Sherman Adams and Jim Hagerty. They sold the President on the idea that Dick should stay at home . . . some people underestimate the. feud now raging between Dick, Jim and Sherman. The latter, two are really bitter at the Vice President. . Manhattai%<to-Koiind—The rest of the country is going to get more of Manhattan's basic'trouble which caused the Subway Strike. Real reason for the strike is the rebellion of skilled labor against industrial unions. The Motormen's Benevolent Association wants to break away from the CIO Transport Workers so it can" get better wages and hours. Walter Reuther, who runs the United Auto Workers, a CIO Industrial Union, recognizes the problem and got extra benefits for his more skilled ..workers . . .In New York, Mike Quill, . head of the Transport Workers, •has been close to Mayor Bob Wagner and the City Transit Authority. He's never had a strike before, always got what the wanted. In return he gave the city about $3 million a year by saving on featherbedding. He didn't replace men who died or _quit. The city got the benefit of this $3 million' to build new subway stations • and make repairs . . .New York police are still trying to figure out what to do with the $11,200 in- worn bills found in the taxicab of Herbert Petrie of Brooklyn after Tamm-any leader Carmine De Sapio got out. It w-as July 25 that Petrie found the money, -but the police haven't returned it to him yet. Carmine just isn't interested, says flatly it isn't his. Kansas City-Go-Round — Headaches for the Kansas City Star continue.' Last week three^ suits were filed against it i— as previously predicted by this column-. They came from the Independence, Mo., News, Craig Siegfried, publisher, for $1,000,900,' which can. be $3,000,000 under -the- -Clayton. Act; Lloyd and William --Neff, pub- Ushers of the Johnson County Herald, $500,000, which can be $1,500,000 under the Clayton Act; Phyllis and Lloyd Beal, publishers of the Industrial Press and North Kansas City News, $850,000, which can be $2,550,000 . . . Kansas City News Press, Garrett Srrtalley, publisher, has already collected around $100,000 from the Star based upon its antitrust operations for which it was convicted. Since this conviction stands on .the public record, it's almost automatic that the three plaintiffs above can collect under the Clayton Act, which allows triple damages for violation of the antitrust laws ... the Star has already sold its TV and radio stations for $7,000,000. The above suits total more than $7,000,000 . . . The Star was indicted during the closing days of the Truman administration, but Attorney General Brownell, Republican, continued the indictments and brought a conviction — with one !-• .--i •»• • •»'i i '-j^;"«W4"-'-t^vA' < "«i,-. exception, Boy Roberts. Eisenhower made V personal request that publisher Roberts, who had been indicted, not be' prosecuted. Roberts ha'd been among the first to propose Ike for President. His indictment was dropped.. ' Monopolizing Scrap — The Eu- .ropean iron, and steel industry, ' which the United States helped to organize when Harold Stassen was Foreign Aid'Administrator, is still favoring Hie' American scrap., iron • company whose lawyer was Stassen's right hand-man . . . Usually Europeans who benefit from the American government take a tip from American government agencies. In this case,-one government agency, the Federal Trade Com. mission, is investigating the scrap- iron monopoly, especially Luria • Brothers, biggest scrap-iron dealers in the , world. But another government agency, TCA, once headed by Stassen whose aljorney was attorney for Luria Brothers, seems to be in an opposite corner from the FTC ... At any rate, the European iron and steel community has just signed a new contract for the first six months of 1858 by which Luria Brothers and associates sell 92% per cent of the scrap iron to Europe. Luria Brothers got 70 per cent of the contract, Their subsidiary, Schiavone- . IBono'mo, got IS per cent; Western Steel, another subsidiary, got. 5 per cent, while an affiliated employee got another 2% per cent. Thus is continued one of the .tight•est monopolies in the U.S.A. despite an antitrust investigation . . . Some people are wondering what Congressman Wright Pat- man's' small business committes is- doing about this — if anything. Balkan Bedlam,— Inside reason .•why . Marshal Tito suddenly re-" mounced American (military aid was because he 'was burned up , over'.the appointment of Karl Bankin, American Ambassador to FOT- imosa, ,as the new Ambassador to Yugoslavia^ Tito at-first considered blocking the appointment on the grounds that'Rankin, a highly- conservative pal of Chiang Kai. Shek, would be prejudiced against his country. {Rankin had been, criticized by Senators Gore and Monroney when they visited For. imosa.) Finally, Tito decided a- igainst declaring Rankin unaccept-, able, but decided if the State Department thought so little of him that it would name such an Ambassador, then -he wanted no more to do with American military aid. SPECIAL INVITATIONS PARIS ('UP) — President Eisenhower has personally renewed his invitation to President Coty of France to visit the United States, - probably in. the spring of next year. LAFF-A-DAY Angelo Potri TV, Radio Great Aids In Teaching "Some of., us in the P. ^T. A. want to give our school a TV set, and some object. Please tell us what you think about this and give us your reasons." So began a recent letter I received. I think schools are the place for TV. I would have, movies radio phonographs and TV in the school if I couW lay hands on them. I would get the best ones I could find and use them for the education of the children. •; Why not? These aids bring to the child-. • ren knowledge and experiences they could, not have otherwise. They bring the peoples of the earth Bnto .the school. Thejr languages, customs, religions, art, literature and music, a world of culture,' are opened to the children at the touch of a finger. I would harve these machines in the auditorium and in the play- iground to be used under the supervision of a teacher' or other responsible person. The programs would be selected by the teacher in charge so only those~that add to. the information and social ex- . ' periences of the group would be used. There are fine programs on ; . the 1 air and they could be ,used to the advantage of both the, pupils and She teacher. . No machine can ever take the place of the -live teacher. No one . or no thing can ever 'do lhat. Teaching' is communication and a ' machine cannot comimumcate -as x the live teacher can. But, the ma- • chine can help in'this problem of communication, The' teacher faces many minds and many degrees of intelligence. One pupil can take the first state- '. ment that is made and understand, and use. it, but another will!have to have it explained in part; while still another will have to have the lesson taken apart for him' and, each idea made clear to him., No machine could "ever do that. Then there is the matter' of recapitulation or review of the lessons given shedding new light on them, and presenting them.again with application to the needs of everyday living for the" pupils. Part of the teacher's mind, his attitudes, opinions and prejudices, all go into the teacher's work and are communicated to the pupil who in his turn selects what appeals to him and color it with his own inner being. The machines are an essential part of the" school's equipment. They are to be used by trained and experienced teachers but they are not to be used in place of the teacher. That way they would not only be useless but they would be a detriment. The live teacher can use •the machine but the machine cannot use the teacher or displace one. * * * Children can forget bad habits If taught some good ones to replace them. Dr. Patri offers his words of wisdom in leaflet F-10, "Changing Habis." To 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.) Beck Seeking New Trial Found Guilty Of Grand Larceny . SEATTLE, Wash. (UP) — Davo Beck's defense attorney confirmed today that "misconduct of jurors" was one of the grounds on which he based a motion for! a new trial for the. Teamster boss convicted Saturday of grand larceny. Beck, 63, was accused of em- -bezzling $1,900 of Teamsters funds obtained from the sale of a union- owned auto. ' His attorney, .Charles S. Burdell, said the motion did not refer to or. imply intentional misbehav- • ior'on the part of any of the jury. "It simply means that I will contend the state statute relating to the seperation of jurors during the trial was not strictly adhered to," he explained. The jury of seven men and five housewives had been kept together during the entire two weeks o£ the trial. Shortly after the jury handed down its verdict Saturday, Burdell filed a motion for a new trial. If the motion is denied, he said, he will appeal the case .to -the state Suprejne Court. He- asked that arguments on the motion be heard as soon-as possible. Judge George H. Revelle said the case was "continued for sentencing, subject totcall." The maximum penalty .for grand larceny is 15 years imprisonment, j. , QUOTES FROM .NEWS By UNITED PRESS WASHINGTON — Rear Adm. W. F. Raborn, chief of the Navy's missile program testifying to the Senate Preparedness Committee- that .research on the 1,500-mile- range Polaris missile is ahead of planned schedules: "We are at a full gallop. I don't think we can run any faster without falling on our face." HOLLYWOOD — Crooner Frank Sinatra announcing plans to dismiss a 82,600,000 libel suit against Look Magazine and instead file a new suit in California courts to test invasion of privacy laws: • ".. .1 feel that an entertainer has a right to his privacy.. .otherwise it means that a "public figure' is a second-class citizen." BOSTON — An anonymous note sent with a $5 donation to the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital suggesting the money be used to start a research foundation in honor of 14-year-old Jimmy Foster, of Idaho, who died in a rare kidney transplant operation on Dec. 8: "It is a Christmas present Jimmy would have liked." NEW YORK — Walter T. Coleman, head of the AFL-CIO Brotherhood of Railway Clerks' air transport committee, on a union dispute with the Air Force that threatens to erupt into a strike at the vital Cape Canaveral, Fla., missile testing center: "We are anxious not to have a strike under any conditions, if we can avoid it. We don't want anything like that at the guided missile test center. Things are bad enough without that." Syndicitc, Inc., Wqtjd tiffta rcjervtd. "There was an important call for you. A mister MOM* thing or other from a certain company.' PHAROS-TRIBUNE Hnlly (except Saturdays, Sunday* and Holiday*) 3Se per vreck dally and Sunday by carrier*, 118.20 per year. By mnll on rurnl route* In Cn»», Cnrroll, White, Piiln»kl, Fulton and Miami countle*, (10.00 per yenri oulKlde trading aren and within Indiana, fll.OO per yenri outside Indiana, fl8.O» pet year. All mall *n(l*erIptlDn» payable In ad-vanc*. fi* mall *ub*crlptlo** «old where carrier *errlce 1* maintained. Reporter e*tabll*hed IDS 114 Fharo* e*tnl>ll»hed Tribune eittubll*hed <B^J3i3tt3E£l£r> |~3H3¥|ES3iE^ Jonrunl eHtabliahed . Pulilhched dally except Saturday and holiday* by Pharo*-Tr!bune Co., Inc., 1517 EnMt Broadway, Lojcanaport, Indiana. Entered a* gecond clllft* matter at the po«t office at I*o|fan*pprt. Ind.. under the met at •lurch J, 1S78. •EUBEK AUDIT BUBBAD OX* CIRCULATION! AND UMITBD PKES1 PHAROS-TniBUNH National AeVrertl*lnc RepruentatlTe* Walter Winchell Broadway and Elsewhere The Broadway Orbit The June Allyson series in a national magazine "tells all," tic- cording to the newspaper ac'.s, which say: "Even her husband doesn't know un-| til he reads it" ... As Will Kog I crs said (when anl editorial panned! him): "It's get-l ling rough for usl comedians when! we get compeU-l tion from the cdi-J torial page" . "It's getting! rougher for the* chatter columnists when celebs peddle the lowdown on themselves that they threaten to sue about if syndicated ... In fact, many high- class "family" magazines are printing eye-raisers and "inside stuff" that tabloid lawyers delete ... A recent "Climax" episode by Shirt Hcndrix dealt with a gossip writer, who went daffy from anonymous threatening letters. It was almost a carbon copy of a tcevec program (seen a few weeks earlier) in which the villain was a dramatic critic. The avenger was a playwright . . '. In the "Climax" echo, the writer kept telling his aggrieved targets: "It was the truth,, wasn't it?" . . . The grim boomerang: A, scandal magazine editor was reminded of the star's skeleton closet and plans an essay titled: "It's the Truth, Isn't It?" "Sweet Smell of Success," a movie dealing with gossip columnists and press-agents, enjoying a good press earlier this year ... It ran at Loew's State.in New York for- 8 weeks, despite weekly losses . .'. We mentioned Daily Variety's prediction that it would wind up being the film firm's first failure ,. . . Torty Curtis (of the cast) 'planted a denial in one of the gazettes . . . Hecht, Hill & Lancaster, the sponsors, will lose a half million dollars on it-. . . The firm o£ ; alibi that the sum was lost on "Smell" t and another picture, "Bachelor Party," but insiders report they are tagging sbme of the "Smell" deficit on "Party" to make it taste •* little sweeter . . . They've had many shoqks over their initial defeat at the box-office. One of the most agonizing is that co-partner Burt Lancaster plus star Tony Curtis are not strong enough' to "bring them in" . . . MGM turned down the fable years before . , . One o£ its concocters is reported mending from another collapse. A London gazette claims Louis Armstrong was nicknamed "Satcli- mo" by the British press in the early 3Q's *. . . Mebbeso, but "Satchmo" is pure Americanese— the abbreviation for "satchel- mouth" — meaning huge —like a satchel or valise . . . The copy-cats never weary of fitting ideas.' A rocknroll ditty is tilled, "On the Gloomy Side of. the Avenue (Jimmy. MoHugh's long ago hit, "On the Sunny Side of the Street"), and another is- named "Day & Night" . . . Inspired, no doubt, by Cole Porter's "Night and Day" . . . Latest "kick" of the bop set —straight Pernod. The new short• cut to a straitjacket ... New fad over at-the Cafooey Society set: "No, furniture parties-." They remove all furniture and sit on the floor. This is considered tres chic .--. . 'Latest fad among the hipsters: "Rexies"—fuzzy fedoras in checks and plaidsr-made popular by the chappo Rex Harrison wore in "Fair Lady." • *• Not only did "Lcs Girls" borrow the method of telling its tale •from "Rashomon," it got it* title (and .more) from the late Robert E. Sherwood's stage .hit, "Idiot's Delight." That play told the story of an Aemrican . song-and- dance man, who toured Yurrop with a dance act named "Lcs Girls" . . . Alfred Lunt played the role on the stage, Gable did it on the screen . . . Lcta Naldi, latest Italian cinema star, was born in the Brownsville sector of Brooklyn . . . New Yorkers are i chuckling over the ads for a Brooklyn hotel which read: "You'll lake .pride in your affair at the St. George" . . . Overheard nbout Bing Crosby: "What a strange guy. Whenever you sec him with a wife—she's his!" Another landmark fading from the Broadway scene—the gas- writer . . . One of the topncleher.s (with no comics to write for) is sorting mail at the Post Office . . . Many others are working in other linos . . . Don't invite Mitch Miller and his discovery Johnny Mathis, the recording star, to your party . . . H'wood tears that another 3000 movie theatres will bu closed by New Year's . . . Ben Blue's new spot near Santa Monica (on the site of the former Ma- .cayo) is attracting the H'wood fun- slarved . . . Joshua Logan, the top-flight stage and film producer, is taking piano lessons "as a hobby" . , . He's almost 50. An American actress named Jacqueline McKcnzie, who has done many leevec commershills, lost scads of bookings (she alleges) because an English girl with the same name recently appeared on a midnight show and was panned hard by the critics . . . Next day the U.S. actress, who was up for a $25,000 eommershill series, was brushed . . . The ad lads l-hawl she was the one who was roasted . . . She is taking the matter to lawyers to see if she has a lawsuit against those responsible for "lousing up" her career. Tallulah's reason for peddling her country manse: "I worked all Summer in stock to pay for the swimming pool. But by the time I got around to using it It was covered with Ice!" . . . Jack Dempscy. without if anfarc or press agents, often visits St. Clare's Hospital in New York to cheer the patients. Champs are like that . . . It's a son for the Edward Cioffis. Dad's on the N. Y. Mirror, the mama is a former Roxyelte . . . The Klan recently phoned a booking agency asking for some entertainers for an affair in Alabama. They sent Negro dancers . . . The Kluxers haven't stopped screaming ... Sound-a-likes: "My Special Angel" and "Too Young."... Two years in advance skewp: From the New York papers of Nov. 25th, 1957: "London, Nov. 24lh (Special): Princess Margaret, still head over heels in love with .Peter Townsend, lias made a tearful appeal to her family for permission to marry the divorced commoner, friends said today . . . They have corresponded regularly, and they hold fast to a vow ex-changed that neither would marry unless they are permitted to wed each other." From the Winchell-Mirror file of Nov. 14th, 1955: "Londoners tell U. S. friends.Meg and Peter 'made a pact never to marry others'." Sandy Wilson, author of "The Boy Friends," a big hit in London and New York a few years ago, is having trouble getting his new show on the boards. Can't find willing angels . .'. Add sound- a-likes: "Liechtensteiner Polka" and Franz Lehar's famed "Merry Widow Waltz" . . . Eric Mash- v.'itz, Britain's Cole Porter (lie wrote the great song, "These Foolish Things Remind Me of You"5, made sense when he complained about all the "trashy" sonjjs we inflict on ttie public. The rocknroll and other amateurish ditties must leave him limp . . . Cleveland Amory's col'm of humor in Saturday Review is a refreshing pillar . . . Charles Stewart, ex-St. Morilz Hotel clerk, is now a Hollywood actor . . , Booked for an upcoming "Playhouse 90" opus . . . Advice tc the fading movie biz: Lower the box-office fee and raisa the price of pop-corn. NAME IN JEOPARDY LOS ANGELES (UP)—Nelson "Lucky" Turner,, 30, anext romely unlucky burglary suspect, was held today on a new burglary charge after his truck loaded with stolen goods collided with a police car. Police said Turner was apparently driving away from the scene of a burglary when the accident occurred. The suspect was out on bail toe another burglary charge at the time. HUBERT "I'm painting my toenails—how ELSE would* suggest I do.Jtr*

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