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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 13

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, November 3, 1957
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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1957 THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPORT, INDIANA PAGE THIRTEEN GILBERT'S "What Young People Think? Teen-agers Revive Suffragette Memories, Say They're Smart Enough To Vote At 18 Should the voting age be lowered from 21 to 18? This question has been kicking around in civic and political circles for more than a quarter of a century. "If we're old enough to fight, we're old enough to vote," was a popular teen-aged refrain during World War II and again hi the Korean War. Two states^ Georgia and Kentucky, have quietly turned the .slogan into legislative action by amending their state constitutions to permit 18-year-olds to vote. In effect, both states have expanded their electorates by broadening the age grour. This could be done because," contrary to popular opinion, the federal constitution sets no age limits on voting. So far, not enough elections have taken place in the two states to determine what influence minor-age voters can have on the outcome of an election. Teenagers across -the country are overwhelmingly—almost unam- imously—in favor of having the remaining 46 states join Kentucky and Georgia in passing similar constitutional amendments. More than 98 per cent of_ the young people we contacted in a nationwide survey feel that at 18 a citizen is -mature enough and educated enough to take an active, voting role in government. Even though the draft continues, teen-agers no longer base their main argument on the "old enough to fight" slogan. Now their .refrain seems to be ."if we're smart enough to graduate from high school, then we're .smart enough to vote." In fact, if teen-agers had their way age barriers to voting would be dropped but literacy requirements would be tightened to include educational' prerequisites, something that no state now requires. The fact that these young people put a hi|;h premium on education as a necessary preliminary step to voting may be unrealistic and would have the effect of disenfranchising a considerable segment of the electorate, but at least it demonstrates their belief that voting is a serious business. Say Diplomas Necessary Opponents of lowering the voting age to 18 have long argued that teen-agers are too frivolous, too immature, too concerned with less important matters to be allowed a direct voice in the government. Teen-agers contacted in our survey thought they should be permitted to vote at 18 for exactly the opposite reasons. At 18, they argued, a young citizen is closer to his civics book training, has learned a good deal about national and foreign affairs and is more prepared to vote intelligently than someone'who has been away from school a long time. Almost, all of the teen-agers taking part in the survey-99 per cent of the boys and 94 per cent of the girls—were insistent that education be added to the literacy requirements now written into the voting laws of most states. How much education should a citizen have in order to be allowed to vote? At least a high school diploma, answered 74 per cent of the boys and girls who favored educational requirements. At least a grammar school education, answered 18 per cent. Equal Rights for Girls Finally, 8 per cent went so far as to insist that college education be required' for voting. In effect, of course, they thereby eliminated themselves from the prospective voting polls and kicked the voting age back up to at least 21. It is interesting to -note that in plugging for an 18-year-old voting law, teenagers would willingly give equal opportnuity to both boys and girls. They were unanimous (we didn't, count one single adverse vote) in the belief that if the federal constitution is amended to include the 18 to 21-year-old group it • should not be done at the expense of the 19th Amendment, which- gave the vote to women. In other words, both teenaged boys and girls should be extended the voting privilege. They do not regard boys as smarter, •more mature citizens than girls —at least as far as noting goes. What sort of voters would teenagers make? Would they be_ conservative or liberal? Isolationist or internationalist? Democrat or Republicans. As we have already noted, neither Georgia nor'Kentucky have held sufficient elections since expanding the voting age group to determine the nature and effect of the teen-aged vote. Teeners Fairly Conservative But from previous surveys made by our organization some sort of pattern emerges showing how the teen-ager thinks -and reacts to national issues. For instance, in previous studies we learned that -the average teen-ager—if there is such a person—is apt to be pro-labor but highly concerned over recent la- bor scandals. He is overwhelmingly in favor of the United Nations but doesn't know too much about its functions and operation. In the last election he would have voted for Eisenhower and probably is still heavily inclined toward the President, since Eisenhower on more than one occasion has gone on record favor-ing a lowering of the voting age. On other issues, he is worried about the age af atomic warfare, concerned about his future job security, irritated by high taxes, cognizant of the problem known as juye-nile delinquency (although he refuses to-take -the rap for it) divided on the issues'of military training and foreign aid, and in general, opposed to socialized medicine, dope peddlers and a teenaged curfew. In short, the teen-aged voter sounds hardly less informed or more controversial than any voter at any' age. QUESTIONS ASKED IN THIS SURVEY: 1. Should the voting age be lowered from 21 to 18? 2. Should education be a prerequisite for voting? 3. How much education do you think a person should have in order to be allowed to vote? a. be able to read and write b. grammar school education c.-high school diploma d. college education 4. Do you think both boys and girls should be allowed to vote at 18? a. boys only? b. girls only? MUSICAL If you are walking along the street one of these days and hear music in the air, it's possible Joe Scagnoli and his band, the Freshmen, are playing. Maybe you have danced to their music at the canteen, a lodge dance or at high school prom in the area. The Freshmen boast five regular pieces. Jerry Hellyer and Frank (Junior) Parents are on saxophone. Betty Flowers handles the piano duties while Bill Kindig head the drum section. Joe plays the trumpet and now and then Steve Foreman sits in on the bass. Each member is a student at Logansport high school and all are juniors but Kindig and Miss Flowers who are seniors. The group was first organized in September 1955 when most of the kids were freshmen. Hence, the band was dubbed "Freshmen." As a rule the group-plays for proms at the schools nearby and for lodges and clubs. They have presented performances in Peru, Kokomo, Monticello, Flora, as well as right here in Logansport. During the busy season, which is around prom time, the group takes on a few more musicians. In the early spring, Joe said, it's not unusual for bhe band to have fourteen members. Joe has. been a musician for six years. He is now sixteen.' For his tenth birthday his father presented Mm with a trumpet and two days later he took his first lesson from Clarence Morocco, During the past few summers Joe took additional music instruction at Interlochen, Michigan. There he had an opportunity to become somewhat acquainted with the music school at the University of Michigan, where he may go after graduating from high school. He has not been able to decide between Michigan and Indiana University. He seems fairly sure that he ATTENTION- All High Schools We will be happy to print on this page news of your school and student activities through, out the school year. Picase send us your news items addressed to the Sunday Teen-age Editor, c-o The Pharos-Tribune and Logansport Press. wants to follow music as a career, but he is not completely decided. Joe said he has been a fan of popular music and' always enjoyed playing it, but since his Interlochin days his favoritism has swayed to classical music. He still likes pop music'but feels that classical music a firm foundation for pop. Have you heard "Alone" by the Shepherd Sisters: "Party Time"Sal Mineo; "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine" — Jimmie Eodgers; "Better Loved You'll Never Be" — Jiramie Rodgers;: "Saturday Afternoon" Lew Douglas; "The Creature'^Buchanan and Anceli. Elvis has released a new ep album which is taken right from the soundtrack of his new movie, Jail House Rock. Johnny Mathias has also released a new ep. album entitled Will I Find My Love Today. Ernest Tubb's son, Justin, is in the record business. His latest release is "If you'll Be My Love." The Everly Brothers are in the spotlight this week on the Press Parade of Platters with Wake Up •Little Susie. Silhouettes and Chances Are in the second and third spots. Here are the top ten tunes' on the Press Parade of Platters. ' 1. Wake Up Little Susie 2. Silhouettes 3. Chances Are 4. Jail House Rock 5. Happy Happy, Birthday 6. Honeycomb 7. My Special Angel 8. Plaything 9. I'm Available 10. Hula Love Thought of a door to door salesman who can not get an answer at one house:' Keep A Knockin'. J.L. DIES DOING TRICKS INDIANAPOLIS (UP) — Russell L. Brinson, 53, Indianapolis, collapsed and died Thursday while .presenting a show as an amateur magician before the North Indianapolis Sertoma Club. A Jiative of Sandborn, Brinson was a petroleum products salesman. RENAMED TO BOARD DEMOTTE (U!P) ; . — Oarrold J. Bledsoe, Renssealer, was reelected to membership on the Indiana State Fair Board Thursday night for a two-year term representing the 1st District composed of four northwestern Indiana counties. WHERE'S NIXON? Hint Stassen Plans Political Comeback WASHINGTON COP)— There is bad news for Vice President Richard M. Nixon in the published report that Harold E. Stassen is thinking hard about a political comeback. , Stassen is reported to be thinking of running next year for -governor of Pennsylvania. If he were elected, Stassen surely would become a favorite son candidate for the 1960 Republican presidential nomination, -thereby depriving Nixon of Pennsylvania's 70 convention delegates which the vice president might,, otherwise, pocket. • If Stassen as governor f ailed _ to seek the presidential nomination for himself, he scarcely could fail to oppose Nixon's nomination. Stassen undertook in 1956 to finance and direct the only openly- conducted effort to prevent Nixon's renomination for vice president. Some of President Eisenhower's non-political pals were operating their own stop - Nixon apparatus with as little publicity as they could manage but with more effect than Stassen was able to exert. The enormity of Stassen's failure to man the barricades against the vice president is measured by the fact that the former finally recanted.and made a seconding speech for Nixon at- the nominating convention. Another Nixon seconder was Christian A. Herter,' then governor of Massachusetts, whom Stassen had tapped for the vice presidential nomination. Stassen conducted his campaign against Nixon while'a member of the Eisenhower administration, .a situation which astonished and troubled Nixon's friends and all but obtained from the vice president, a withdrawal from the contest. The strategy of Stassen and- of political amateurs' among the President's friends who bungled their way -into the stop - Nixon movement was to plant and re- the idea that Nixon would badly hurt the 1956 ticket. Nixon read 'and heard so much of that stop-Nixon party line without rebuke from the White. House that there arose in his own mind the question whether he should stand aside.- There was.no evidence that Nixon's presence on tbe ticket 'would cost the Republican Party votes. Indeed, there -were some persuasive indications - that he would be, in fact, a popular running mate. The big margin by which the Eisenhower - Nixon team was reelected amply justified the vice president's self-confident decision to stay in fche race. His renomina- tion in San Francisco was unanimous. He is judged now 'to be weH ahead of the pack in the race for the 1960 Republican presidential nomination. That could be a basic reason lor Sfcassen's thought of a ool'dcal comeback. The election of Richard M. Nixon as 'president would very shortly lead to Stassen's departure from federal office if he happened to hold such when Nixon took over. A governor of Pennsylvania, however, would' be secure in office subjecto nly to the whim of his constituency. And, of course, Stassen is comparatively young, with an unsatisfied yen to be president. In his 50th year, Stassen can look, if he must, beyond I960 to D964 and, even, 1968. His "clearest view of the White House would be had from the governor's office in Harrisburg, Pa. AID G. A. A. PROGRAM '•Logansport Berries" sweatshirts, on sale Hy members of the G. A. A. at the high school, are displayed by two of the salesmen. At the left is Carol Pasquale, who along with Joyce Hollmgswortb, riL'ht, sold about $150 worth of the shirts to eager students. ___ MALI POLISH Man Gets fill Of Dances 2 Flu Shots Showing' off while dancing can lead to regrets the next day. By DON GOODWIN Man Gets Fill Of Dances ,As any juvenile can tell you, one of fie sorest -signs' of old age is a diismclination bo attend dances. Contrary to juveniles, however, the -reason is not creaking joints or tired blood. It's disilusionment. Looking back on a succession of gala dances, a man is likely to decide he's had more bad times than good and resolve hencefiortih to lead ais un®ala a life as possible. Why aren't dances-^supposedly the very epitome of fua—always fun? Partly, of course, it's the old stony of great expectations, great disappointments. You get a fancy mvifcataon. There's s much . ado. You spend twice Uhe usual time in the shower, shave meticulously, •dross bo bhe-teeth. After all this, tihe dance Inevita- ly is too Kve,- boo dead, top hot, toe cold, or for some people, all lour. ANOTHER reason people _don'_t enjoy themselves at dances is etiquette, They are either too conscious of etiquette—in -which 'case they are stiff, formal and bumps on a log— or not conscious enough. Men in the latter category may ijhirik, while the dance is in progress, they are having a good time. It's the next 'morning they don't enjoy themselves. Waking with -a start, they slap .their foreheads and groan, "My gosh! What did I DO last night?" Obligingly, -their consciences recall the following. YOU were, to begin with a show- oE You dipped, twirled, and circled the room at breakneck speed. Stopping dead-center in the floor, you. pompously instructed your date.in.new steps. You impressed 1 others both as a traffic hazard and a blooming fool. Next time: tfarottle down, boy. You also were a loverboy. While your date was gasping for breath in- your combination half-nelson jear hug, and simultaneously trying to follow your rococo'footwork, she was having her ear nibbled. Her back was being rubbed. She was being crooned to in what YOU considered your sexiest Sinatrese jut what sounded to HER like Mario Lanza . singing fortissimo with a very sore throat. Next time: save amour for the veranda. And don't forget when you nearly got powed. Next time you cut n on a guy, don't brush him aside and say, "My -turn, Mac!" Not, anyhow, when he's the captain of the football team and pushing 300. (Lucky for you, fella, football captains got manners!) And next time ... * * * BUT, alas, conscience is merciful and memory short. What happens next tune? More goofs. Pretty soon a man gets his fill of dances. Q & A on P's & Q's (Q) "When you invite an out-of- town date to visit your college for a weekend, who pays for what?" S. J., Columbia/ Mo. (A) She pays for her transportation and, if no-dorm or sorority house is available, her lodging. You pay for all the regular dating expenises^-dinner, dance tickets, etc. (COPYRIGHT 1957, GENERAL FEATURES CORP. True Life Adventures RARE CASSOWARY, NATIVE OF NEW 'GUINEA, AUSTRALIA . HE HAS BEEN AT 4O MILES 'PEK HOUR..., HE'S ALSO A <£OMPETENT SWIMMER... ABLE 'T£> CZ.Q&S STREAMS OR FKOU£ IN THE, SURF. FLV. DMted l> Ktat too* tn&a*. To Do Job WASHINGTON Iff) — Th e Public Health Service has recommended a second shot of Asian flu vaccine for many of those who have already been vaccinated. The recommendation was made in a statement 'which said all manufacturers were , expected to be in production on a new, higher potency vaccine by Dec. 1. It was announced last week that the more powerful vaccine would be produced, and Surgeon Gen. Leroy E. Burney said in Oklahoma City Thursday night that some should be ready for release by the 'last of November. The PHS said that with the new vaccine a single dose of Ice, injected under the skin, was recommended except in the cas e ' of young children who should be .given two doses, each of one-tenth of a c.c.; between the layers of the skin at an interval of a week. It said that those who have had the old vaccine "have received a substantial degree of protection" but recommended a second dose in not less than two weeks after the first for: . 1. Those who were vaccinated fey receiving one4enth of a c.c. between the layers of the. skin. 2. Those who 'received ic.c. of the old vaccine injected under the skin but who -are in special risk groups. These include pregnant women, the aged, and those -suffering from certain chronic .ailments such as • rheumatic heart disease and. pulmonary diseases. It was recommended that the second dose be 1 c.c. of the old vaccine or one-half 'c.c. of the new vaccine, injected under the skin. One 'K. Student On Wolcott List WOLCOTT—Mary Ann Helseth, Wolcott high school freshman, was the only "A" student- listed on the honor roll for the first grading .period, which was' announced recently. Grades of "A" or."B" in citizenship were required to be placed on the honor roll. Students listed on the "B" honor roll were: Seniors: Annetta Lehman, Janice Westerhouse, J°rry Cook; juniors: Janice Telfer, Shirley Meyer, Darleen Baker, Elaine Sheets; sophomores: Karen Peters, Sharon Troxel, Janet Eberle, Connie Schneidt; freshmen; Frieda Klopfenstein, Nancy Williams, Bobby Hartke; eighth grade: Martha Goss, Sharon Rector, Norma Jackson; seventh grade: Mary Jane Forbes, Darlene Meyer and Sharon Cook. The junior and senior home economics classes took a trip to Lafayette with Mrs. Byers, the home economics teacher. They visited- the Lafayette National Homes factory, toured several mod" els of National Homes and, visited J. M. Bloom Furniture Store. The trip was planned to coincide with the course of study being followed in class. Students were -Chosen by the classes to decorate, store windows with artistic figures to represent •tho Halloween season. Prizes were given. The seniors won first place, the freshmen second, the scptt- mores third, and the juniors fourth. Prizes of $10, $7.50, $5, and $2.50 were given. Mr. McLaughlin, the roller rink manager, offered a pah* of roller skates as a prize to the art student at Wolcott who painted the best pictures on one of the roller rink windows. The student council held a -meeting and committees were appointed to plan noon activities. The activities will start a- 12:10 p.m. and will consist of dancing, different types of ball, and ping- pong. All students are eligible for participation in the activities. A committee was also appointed to plan .assembly programs for the year. The noon activities schedule will be published upon its completion. Girl Scout Troop Holds Meeting Barbara Frick was game leader and Marcia Huntsinger was song leader at the meeting of Girl Scout troop No. 1 Wednesday night. Mrs. Barbara Collins!, troop leader, also conducted a game.- One of the patrols, the Funnies, elected/officers-. They are Nancy White, leader, and Bonnie Straucih, secretary.' The other patrols had elected their officers previously. Apples and doughnuts were served at the close of the meeting. NEW RED AIR ROUTE ' LONDON (UP)—Radio Moscow reported-today that one of Eus- sia's TU-104 jet airliners has made a test, run-over a proposed Mos- cow-Kamehate air route which would be the longest in Russia. The broadcast said regular service on the route will begin next week. CANCELS STATE SPEECH SOUTH BEND ('UP)-A scheduled speaking appearance at the University of Notre Dame Thursday night by Sir Pierson Dixon, British delegate to the United Nations, was postponed when Dixon failed to appear. Dixon informed school officials that the visit of Prime Minister Harold Macmillan prevented him from appearing. Eyes of a giraffe allow it ,to see behind, in front, and tc the sides without turning its head. s Pot Boone Sings Irving Berifn Julie London ... "Make Love To Me" Frankie Lymon At The Palladium Ken Griffin - "Love Letters In The Sand" Purdue University Band .... "Big Ten Salute" Roger Williams ...."Songs of The Fabulous Forties" David Rose "Songs of The Fabulous Thirties" Robert Maxwell. ."Music To Make You Starry-eyed" Jackie Gleason "Velvet Brass" Ricky Nelson .... '......;... "Ricky" BUYMOW IFOR CHRISTMAS MART /.hrough our doors pass the most excited, delighted children in town, because. . • ' tbe eveiics designed to brighten their days, nothing thrills quite so much as getting a new toy! tOO, as a parent, can enjoy . the knowledge that tetter toys mold better children. 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