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Logansport, Indiana
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Wednesday, December 18, 1957
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Wednesday Evening, December 18, 195T. THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE PROGRAM FOR LOGANSPORT 1. An Ad.quo). Civic CwilM 2. An AdtquaU Sewago Disposal System 3. Sufiilnnt Parking Facilities Cass Traffic Loss Is Incomprehensible Indiana's economic loss from traffic accidents in'Rural areas during the first nine months of this year was over 81 million dollars, according to state police. Although Cass county's share of this loss was not revealed, it is a safe guess that it amounts to at least one million dollars. In figuring the economic .loss from traffic accidents, the property damage is only a small part of the total figure. It . was the eight deaths and the 175 injuries in Cass county which accounted for a major part of the local economic loss for the first nine months. Wage and time loss, medical expenses and claim payments must be considered along with property damage and overhead costs of insurance in arriving at a true picture of the total economic loss in any auto crash. However, in the last analysis it is impossible to measure lives on the basis of dollars and cents. How can we place an economic value on the loss of a child's father or mother? Aside from the immediate family of a victim, the traffic tragedy may affect society as a whole. We will never know how many potential Einsteins or Edisons or Pasteurs there are among the children who are sacrificed each year on the traffic altar. 'So we continue to waste our human and economic resources because so many motorists ignore appeals for cautious driving. Farm Storm Coming The forces now gathering suggest that a great new storm over national farm policy will break when Congress reconvenes in January. There is a general feeling of dissatisfaction with current policies, and a widespread conviction that experiments made by Congress during the past couple o decades have not been marked by enough success to justify continuing along the same lines. Various farm organizations have been stirring up new brews with which to dose the agricultural problem. There have been indications that Secretary Benson is moving toward recommendation of a new approach. There is more than a little talk, among farm groups, about giving the farmer himself a'much bigger voice not only in production, but in processing and marketing if farm output: A veteran Washington correspondent has written that Benson would like to drop the parity concept, ^sadually remove acreage controls, and modify the costly program of price suppprts until little more than a storage and loan service would be left. These would be striking departures from the methods of recent years. They would be such a striking departure, indeed, that if they are proposed in Congress there is almost certain to be a great volume of protest and disagreement. This does not mean that Benson's wishes would have no chance of enactment into law. Such a change of direction would, however, call up a storm of debate. The signs point to attempts at thoroughly overhauling the nation's farm policy within the next few months. This is one of the things that should make the coming session of Congress among the liveliest in recent times. IN THE PAST One Year Ago A prisoner escaped from the Cass county jail but was captured four hours later at the home of a friend here. Burglars entered the J & J Fruit Market at 1200 East Market street and escaped with $25. Carl J. Manders was reelected president of •the Pennsylvania Railroad Veteran Employes Association. Mrs. Estella Boyce Wood, 81, Monticello, died in White county hospital. Ten Years Ago A heavy snow storm hit the county, leaving highways in a hazardous condition. Max O'Blenis won the Fulton county 5-acre corn contest with an average yield of 116.6 bushels per acre. About 157 persons attended the annual Rotary club Christmas party. A daughter was born at St. Joseph's hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Podueh, 1630 High street. Twenty Years Ago The Board of Public Works and Safety banned Sunday funerals in the city. William Becktel, 90, a civil war veteran and senior vice commander of the local post of the G.A.R., died at St. Joseph's hospital. Laban Fisher was reelected president of the Three Rivers Council, Boy Scouts of America. William Haas, 64, a retired school teacher, died at St. Joseph's hospital. Fifty Years Ago Hank Schwering, of the local fire department, was injured when he fell from a fire wagon during an emergency run. A street ear collided with a railroad freight car near the Third street bridge, but no one was injured. A new leaded glass front door was installed «t the courthous« to replace the old one, which had been broken. • Drew Pearson'! MERRY-GO-ROUND IN A PINCH' HITTER Drew Pearson says: Nixon helps promote dinner to get Gaither Report published; A hint that preventive war might be necessary; We need to spend $20 billion more on defense in five years. WASHINGTON - An extremely hush-hush dinner was held at the home of William Foster, former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense, now chief sparkplug of 0- lin-Mathieson. It was held not so much in honor of Vice President Nixon, as reported, but was inspired by Nixon ini order to pry loosej the suppressed | Gaither Report. This report, one! of the most im-l portant in the his-f tory of the nation.! concludes that thai United States isl on the way to be-I coming a second-J class power bej cause of 'the misj sile lag.' It also 'hints in guarded terms that the United States may have to desert'its traditional policy of never going to war unless attacked first. The first attack in modern atomic war would be-so massive. The report points out, that the country which makes the attack would probably win. ' -id with the arms race going against the United States, the inference is: We can't afford to wait. This, in blunt language, is preventive war. Though the While House wants ' the report suppressed, Vice President Nixon and the business executives who wrote the report want the American people alerted regarding the danger facing the nation. Educate The Public Because of the importance of the report, this column has been able to secure the'main highlights and they are published below: 1. The report strongly urges educating the public on national defense. The security of the nation, it points out, depends upon the understanding of the people. 2. The USSR probably will have operational ICBM's with megaton •warheads by the end of 1959. By this time, Soviet military supremacy over the U.S. should be complete. 3. Russia was stronger than A- meriea following our disarmament after V-J Day, but we caught up and jumped ahead of Russia during the Korean war. Recently •we have dropped back. Though our strength today is about parallel, the Soviet is swooping ahead so rapidly that it will be well a- bead of us in the next 18 months. ; 4. The report urgently calls for stepping up the "initial operational capability" of our IRBM's (•Intermediate-Range Missile) four, •times the present goal. Even more vital, it recommends increasing our planned ICBM (Intercontinental Missile) capability almost 10 times. 5. The report sketches a five- year program that would boost our defense spending almost $20 billion. It recommends -a $3 billion increase in 1959, $4 billion in 1950, $5 billion in 1961, $4 billion in 1-962, and $3 billion in 1963, Quick Retaliation 6. The report declares solemnly that the fate of the U.S. and its population today rests on the Strategic Air Command. The report urgently recommends wider dispersal of SAC's striking power and quicker reaction to an alert. SAC can now get one-third of its bombers into the air within 15 minutes after an alert. The report urges increasing this capability by at least one-half. It also calls for improving the warning networks. 7. ' The report recommends "hardening" of our bomber and missile bases either by building concrete shelters or putting them underground. Note — Assistant Defense Secretary Mansfield .Sprague fought inside the committee for an even stronger report. This is significant since he is an administration man. He argued for a'Stronger recommendation on the question of letting the enemy hit us first, and though not advocating preventive' •war, he made the point that if •war appears inevitable some time in the future, it would be disastr- ous for us to wait until the Kremlin strikes the first blow. Washington Pipeline John L. Lewis won't hook up with the ousted teamsters. He feels he has enough problems, what with competing fuels and shrinking coal production. Lewis •also is planning another safety campaign in Congress to make every coal mine in the country subject to the Federal Mine Inspection Act. Several hundred smaller coal mines, with 15 or fewer employees, are still exempt . . .most farmerii and Vice President Nixon may be against Agriculture Secretary Ezra Benson, but Benson's boss President Eisenhower, is still 100 per cent for him. This was why Benson confidently told the press recently that 3ie had no intention of resigning. White House intimates say Eisenhower — thanks in part to brother Milton — is closer to the farm secretary than any other member of his cabinet, so close that there is an unwritten rule among White House aides not to criticize Benson to the President . . . If Nixon ever gets into the White House it will be another story. He has already been maneuvering to get Benson out ... The American Medical Association is already lobbying against a bill, due to come up in Congress next year, which would provide hospitalization and surgical benefits to recipients of Social Security. AMA lobbyists are now making the rounds on Capitol Hill, even though most Congressmen won't be back, till January . , . Budget boss Percy Brandage is looking into the Agriculture Department, general services administration and veterans administration for. most of the money to give to the missile program. $900,000,000 will come out of farm price supports and soil bank payments; $300,000,000 by reducing purchases for the strategic stockpile; $300,000,000 by cutting down in V. <V. hospitals and lightening the requirements for veterans benefits. Welfare product:! and the Labor Department will get nicked hard. Check Clues in Burglary Probe ROCHESTER — Rochester police planned to follow up a clue to the burglary at the American Legion home here Sunday after a •similar break-in in Marshall county was reported Tuesday morning. Estel Bemenberfer, chief of police, said the burglars in Marshall county left tool marks identical to those found in the Legion home. He said about $600 in cash and merchandise was taken here. Police were unable to'determine the loss immediately because the LAFF-A-DAY Angelo Patri Adolescents Want Adult Privileges TJie boys and girls who, having reached early adolescence, think they should have the privilege oE maturity, should try lo grow into it before making demands upon their parents and teachers for such privileges. A boy 15 years old teases his little brother of 7 until he cries and Jiis mother has to come to his relief. . That same boy a few hours later wants his father to let him have the car "Just to go 'round the block, 'cause Benny's father lets him," When his father emphatically says No, he complains bitterly that he is being treated as a child. Yet he has indicated his childishness by teasing his little brother instead of being helpful to him and by asking for the car, something that he knows is against the law and which if allowed to do would be endangering his lite and that of other people. The girl who, seeing her mother busily at work preparing dm- <ner, and watching the baby, says, "I'll be back in a little while, I'm going over to Kitty's. When her mother says "Don't go now. Can't you see I need help? If you'll keep an eye on the baby until I get this pie in the oven you'll be helping me." Daughter begins to whimper and complain. "I don't see why I have to mind him. I never have any fun. Every other girl can go out and have a little fun but not me. I'm always having to do something." This is childish, very childish' on her part. Yet this child will wonder why iher parents will not allow her to go to evening dances or lo "go steady." Her parents, wise in ftte ways of childhood, bear childishness palienlly and keep teaching and protecting her until at last the child does mature to a degree and earns more responsibility. These adolescent boys and girls long to be grown - up that th0y might have the privileges of maturity but they do not., know the responsibilities and duties adults must carry. That knowledge comes later, much later than the 15th year. Child, if you would have people accept your plea for adult responsibilities you must prove yourself ready for them. Don't argue about the obvious; see that help is neeflv ed and offer it cheerfully; kesp your word once given to parents or teachers or classmates; do your duty without prodding by parents and teachers; take some of the responsibility for yourself off your parents' shoulders and, above all, learn to be dependable. This means that you discover that there are-other people in the world beside yourself and that by considering their needs, wants and wishes, you become a responsible person. You have grown up. By that you are freed. QUOTES FROM NEWS By UNITED PRESS LONDON — Kenneth W. Gatland, vice chairman of the Council of the British Interplanetary Society, hailing the successful firing of the American intercontinental ballistic missile Atlas as a "great achievement": "It means the United States is right in the field with the Soviet in the development of long-range missiles. This development will enable them to put larger satellites into the air." LITTLE ROCK, Ark.-Mrs. L.C. Bates, president of the Arkansas chapter of the NAACP, charging one of the nine Negro students who integrated Central High School was suspended for three days after being jostled into spilling a bowl of chili on a white boy: "If it had been any other kid, they probably would have helped him clean up the mess, let him offer to pay the cleaning bill and forget about it. But because it was one of the nine Negroes, different action was taken." CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.-Cen. Donald N. Yates, commander o£ the Cape Canaveral missile test center, describing the successful firing of the intercontinental Atlas Tuesday: "We passed landmarks and we checked them off." NEW YORK — The son of an African tribal chief, Theophilus Adepoju Aderonmu, announcing his decision to give up a chance to win $128,000 on a TV quiz show because of "embarrassing" questions about his two marriages and his visa qualifications as a medical student: "I hope that you all will come to conclude that I was a good man." STANFORD, Calif. — Russian- speaking Detroit physicist Robert Herman on the Sunday outing here of Russia's five-man delegation 1 to tte American Physical Society meeting: "They had a wonderful time. They talked about physics and looked at the scenery." LINCOLN, Mass. — Boston Museum of Science Education Director Norman Harris telling parents not to worry about a baby boa constrictor which escaped from a local science classroom and is believed hiding under a school building: "A baby boa constrictor could live a month or two in hiding, but would probably die of starvation. Or at least could not grow up enough to be dangerous." Many things in a child's development arc dependent on how a mother talks to a baby. There is a right way and a wrong way as Dr. Patri points out in his leaflet, P-21, "How to Talk to Baby." To obtain a copy, send 10 cents in coin to him, c/o this paper, P. O. Box 90, Station G, New York 9, N. Y. Jincnez Re-elected CARACAS, Venezuela (UP)—The government claimed overwhelming victory today in a nationwide plebiscite on whether to keep President Marcos Perez Jinenez' regime in power for five more years. PHAROS-TRIBUNE DnllT (except Snturrtny*, Sunday* mid Holiday*) 35e per week dnfly find Snndny by car r lcr», $18.20 per year, JRy mail on rural route* Jn CIIMM, Cnrroll, White, Pulftftkl, Fulton nnd Miami conntlM, 910.00 per yenr. otiUIrir trnrllnK nren nnrt within Indlnnn, 911<00 per yenrt ontxlde In- dittim, $13.00 per yenr. All mall nnbMcrlptlonji payable In advance. No Diall vubftcrlptlon* *old where carrier «ervic« t* maintained. Reporter entnlillBhed IIWI .114 Pbnro* ejttnblUhed Tribune 1S89 1844 Journal «Mtnblf*htd 1840 i?, King Features Syndicate, Inc., \VorfJ rights reserved. "Why don't we overlook it? He's gotten into enough "" : today alreadyl" 1007 Published dally except Saturday and holiday* by Pharos-Trtbnne Co,, Inc., M7 Ennt Brondvray, LoffanKport, Indlnna. Entered aa second eliiNs' mutter at^tlie post office at Lognnspnrt. Ind.. under th« a«t of IHnrcIi A 1870. MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS AND UNITED PRESI PHAROS-TRIBUNE. National Advertising Representative* Inland Newspaper Representative* Walter Wincheil Broadway and Elsewhere Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star The essence of stardom is almost indefinable and its value is often incalcuable. Nevertheless, it has a certain unique quality. There are always unusual factors in the personal and professional lives of stars. IS HIS FACE RED! ST. PAUL, Minn. (UP) -State Rep. Alfred J. Otto has been charged with violating a law that set a minimum price for liquor. Otto was the author of the law in. 1951. Probably the most unusual sparkler is Grace Kelly. Destined to become one of the world's most famous beauties, she secured her first film rol<? be-| cause the directorf believed she "was-l n't pretty." Ami! she renounced heil career after gain-I the pinnacle. Shcl has always beer.l sort a different.f Shortly after shc| came to Holly-f wood, one of her| friends remarked:! "Here is one girl that Hollywood can't get to. Can't touch her with money, can't touch her with big names. Only thing they can offer Jier is a good part or a superior story." Of course-, being an heiress to an umpteen-million dollar fortune inspires a certain independent quality. While she was an unknown, she spurned two Hollywood contracts—and finally signed one that granted her special privileges. In the journey from obscurity to stardom, there is always a crossroads which makes the decisive difference. Some limes the vital decision is made as casually as this; When Shelley Winters attended Brooklyn Thomas Jefferson High School, another student remarked that the school's basketball star "won't date any girl in the school." Her feminine prowess challenged, young Miss Winters decided to capture the elusive fel- la. On her way to the gym where the basketball team was practicing, she passed a room where the dramatic club was rehearsing. Miss Winters walked into the room, won a role in the play, forgot about the basketball player. And thus, an actress was born. The professional glory and personal melancholy of Ingrid Bergman is hardly uncommon to movie queens. All are successful stars .—few arc successful Women. For one reason or another, flieir marriages have an incredible fragility. And the shattered fragments are pieces of broken hearts. The outstanding illustration of the sad phenomenon is probably Ava Gardner . . . Some time ago, a reporter asked her: "What would you rather be than what you arc?" Her response explained much about Miss Gardner. "The Queen of England," she said. "She has a husband and two children and all the people love her. They practically have to. She has the respect of everyone. But I have none of the things I really want. I've failed at the only tilings I really wanted, a husband and children." You may safely wager there are thousands of mothers who experience the drudgery of maintaining a home plus the headaches of bringing up children—who in their fondest dreams wish they could enjoy the luxuries and acclaim given movie stars. Such is the illogic and irony of life. The strangest chapter in the Life of Bing: The star who now epitomizes easygoing charm was a mike-fright victim after signing his initial radio contract. He avoided the studio and was ready to cancel the contract. His brother cajoled and practically dragged him in front of a mike. The rest, as the saying goes, is happy (-and prosperous) history. made a happier headline by announcing her intention of trying to find happiness in another marriage. She deserves the best wisiies. Those who have been hounded by devils deserve to sing with the angels. Rita Hayworlh onced sighed: A girl is—well, a girl. It's nice to know that one is good at it." She is very good at being a girl, of course. Like Ava and Ingrid, she has not always been happy. Over the'years she has been intimately acquainted with stadom's adventure and despair. She learned the distance between Heaven and Hell can be one grim headline. Recently, however, she Bctte Davis' contrib to the unique category: She is one of the few stars who has retained her original name. After inking her initial contract, studio execs wanted to change her tag to Bcltina Dawcs. "Oh, no you don't!" she snapped. "I'm not going through life being known as 'Between-thc-drawcrs.' " The unique aspects of stardom also extend to the children of sparklers. One of Uie few twink- lers who has overcome the handicap—and enabled her children to thrive as normal beings—is Joan Crawford . . . Some years ago, two of her youngsters came home from school and breathlessly announced schoolmates had informed them their mother was a Star. "Why," they enthused, "your name is Joan Crawford" . . . "No, it isn't declared the star . . ."Well, what is your name?" . . .My name is Mother" . . Oh, Monnie- riearest, we know that, but it's Joan Crawford, too." "So far as you're concerned," said Miss Crawford, "there's only one name, Mother." She later told friends: . "Offstage, I'm 'mommie-dearest' and is means wore than anything in the world." Mario Brando, who has. been headline-making recently, now walks out on interviewers who ask what he considers "personal" questions. Oddly, in a mag prose sketch Hie confessed almost everything. He kept nary a secret from the public. Of course, the writer of tihe profile did the most horrible thing you can do to a celebrity: Quoted everything he said. Starcess can be replete with complications, heartaches and frustrations. Or it can be M elementary as this: One day, Gina Lollobrigida was strolling in Rome. "A man approached me," she recalls. "It has happened before and I have my answers. He says would I be interested In the cinema and he is a director. I say, "Go to the devil,' but he produces his identity card and he is a director, Mario Costa, a very important director. Bo I go into the cinema." Joanne Woodward, an up-and- coming twinkler, has thoughtfully noted: "I don't want to be a stereotyped Hollywood star, I just want lo be a competent actress. So many of the actresses who find success here discover it's only temporary. When they start to age, they seem to fade from the screen." The temporay quality of stardom is every sparkler's nightmare. John Barrymore once compared stardom <to lightning. "A brilliant flash—and then the thunder." The thunder is represented by the knowledge that stardom is transient. For Stardust ends with dust. Fear Oats Crop Cut by Crown Rust Disease WASHINGTON (<UP) — Plant breeders and disease experts fear the nation's oats crop may be cut sharply in 1958 by crown rust diseases, the Agriculture Department said today. Crown rusts of at least five different types, all rare- or previously unknown in this country, caused mild-to-severe losses to oats in widely separated areas this year. Total damage lo the U.S. oats crop—second in importance only to corn as a livestock feed—was minor this year. But "they are a hazard of great potential importance in 1958 and following years," the department warned. If thi- 1958 growing season is wet the danger will be greater, the department added, because wet weather encourages growth and spread of rust diseases. HUBERT ' ' ^V-. ' •* r ^', • I \ • . ' ', i ',<"•"•» WVWfcvifc- «* u »s * '' ' ' v w I '"^ :Q 1M? - Kag Foturei Syndieile, I "Nonsense! They'd never use the atom bomb! If they DID, mind you, we'd never know what hit ueJ"

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