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(OR LOGANSPORT 1. An Adiqvot* Civic Ccnltr J. An AdtquoU S.wog. Dnpo.pl Syittm 3. SufTiicint Forking Focilill.i MERRY-CO-ROUND That Last Smoke Not long ago, a sparrow found aret on the street and added that interesting object to its nest of- sticks and dry grasses". This was a mistake. The cigaret was burning. Soon the nest was burning. The sparrow, being awake and agile at the time, is now presumably building another nest elsewhere. Human beings have responded .to this little tragedy of the bird world with humorous suggestions that, after all, even a sparrow should know enough not to smoke in bed. The incident was humorous, all right, but it lends point to a fact often emphasized by fire safety experts and' ignored . by all too many smokers. Smoking in bed, far from being a fit subject for humor, has been the cause of many a grim tragedy. There is something pleasant about a last pipe or cigaret smoked, in bed while reading at day's end, granted. The trouble is that the smoker, being sleepy, sometimes drifts off into slumber without putting out his cigaret or placing his pipe in a safe spot. The glowing cigaret falls from listless fingers, the mattress begins to smolder, and in many cases suffocating smoke kills the victim even if flames do .not break out. The pattern is one familiar to firemen throughout the United States. It is a pattern to avoid. The Ho Ho Bomb George Q. Lewis, who recently suggested that Congress extend the copyright law to jokes, now has proposed a new weapon for the arsenal of democracy. He didn't name it, but it might be called the ho ho bomb. Lewis' idea, broached in a letter to Secretary of State Dulles, is that we should start "a worldwide crusade for peace through humor." He wants the State Department to set up an International Humor Exchange, call a World Humor Congress, and start a "joke chain letter around the world." Lewis quite properly notes that, although his proposal may sound silly, it is really no sillier than H-bombs and guided missiles when the future of the race is considered. One can scarcely disagree with that, though it is a little hard to picture the Russians junking their weapons and setting the boys at Pravda to work turning out gags for the prolet- eriat. Yet even if the Kremlin did go along with the plan, there would be trouble. Every time one nation got well started on a joke, some other nation would want to interrupt with its own version of the shaggy dog story. First thing you know, there would be a new source of international tension. Drew P*arson Says: V. S. is negotiating for Australian rocket range; Jkc fires a dam at congressional economizer; White House lobbied hard to pass Civil Bights. American scientists and military men who will spend the winder at the South Pole expect temperatures down to 120 below zero. However, room rent is reasonably low- IN THE PAST One Year Ago Mrs. Helen Smith, 55, wife of Bo^d Smith, die<l at her residence, 508% East Broadway. Frank A. Kcnyon, 73, a farmer and carpenter, succumbed at his home on route 5, Mon- tlccllo. Ground beef, 29 cents a pound. Veal roast, 39 cents a pound. Ten Years Ago WASHINGTON—It's become so difficult to find' enough space to test nuclear weapons that the United States is negotiating with Australia for the use of its -vast interior desert. "This is the iso- 1 a t e d Woomura rocket range where the British The construction of a 40 by 50 foot addition to the Logansport Shrine club will be started at once, it was announced today. Don Swank of New Market was named coach of the 'Cutler Wildcats. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Miller, Monticello, a daughter, at the Cass county hospital. The future prices of corn, butter and eggs soared to new 27-year highs on the Chicago exchanges. Mrs Maybelle Chapman posted a 49 to .win low gro'ss honors in the ladies day tourney at Dykeman municipal'links. Mrs. Mabel Shields, 58, died near Reynolds. Twenty Years Ago William Joseph Rumbold, city, died today at Cass County hospital, after he had been hit by a taxi. The transfer of Captain George Clifft of the Salvation Army to Huntington, Indiana was announced today. James K. Reid, city, was injured when his car collided with a trailer. Charles G. Brockus, Galveston rural mail carrier, was named to a St. Louis postal inspector's position. exploded two atomic bombs. The Defense Department is interested in leasing it because the Western Hemisphere has just about run out of space for testing long- range guided missiles, We have too many people, too many cities that might get hit or contaminated. The Australian missile range would be used for testing the 1C- BM or intercontinental ballistic missile. We are now testing this off the Florida capes, but the missiles are aimed toward 'South America, and, although we have negotiated treaty arrangements with Latin American countries permitting up to track the missiles, Latin Americans have become increasingly jittery over these tests. Just recently the atlas had to be exploded in the air by the ground safety officer because it started to go out of control and he feared it might hit a near-by Florida city. Latin Americans fear the missile would be even harder to control once it gets over the equator and heads in the general direction of Rio de Janeiro, Montevideo or Buenos Aires. Furthermore, tracking a missile over land is much easier than over water. The United States has set up a chain of islands in the South Atlantic. However, the great uninhabited Australian desert would permit tracking over dry land. Australia is reported willing to permit use of her missile range in return for the use of modern American atomic weapons. The granting of Australian air routes across the United States is also reported to be tied up with the missile negotiations. Unpalatable Breakfast Congressional guests at the recent White House breakfast found themselves chewing a large Pennsylvania dam mixed up in their ham and eggs. Ike was talking about the "Item Veto" plan which would permit him to veto single "Pork Barrel" projects out of an appropriation bill without having to veto the entire bill. The suggestion was greeted with a horrified silence. "Well now, wait a minute, gentlemen," interposed the President, "I'm only advocating a little economy. I thought you fellows were for economy. "It seems," he continued, "that •with many members of Congress, economy qn government spending is good everywhere except in their own state's and districts." At this point, GOP Rep. Leon Gavin of Oil City,, Pa., a leading- economy spokesman, spoke up: "Mr. President, under 'the Constitution, Congress cannot relinquish its legislative powers to the executive branch of the government." "Well, Leon," shot back Ike, I would say that you fit very well into the category I have just been talking about. You are all the time espousing economy in Congress. You tell me to cut down on Foreign Aid and other things that I think are important for the country as a whole. "But how about that $100-million appropriation for a big dam on the Allegheny River in your district, which is part of the Civil Functions Bill? I noticed that you haven't made a speech against that on the House floor." Congressman Gavin stopped chewing on his ham and eggs so abruptly it looked as if he had bitten right into the Allegheny Dam. Tlic White House Lobby ' The White House palace guard has done a lot of effective wire pulling on Capitol Hill in the past, but seldom has it operated with such backstage intensity as it did to pass the. Civil Rights Bill. Assistant President Sherman Adams was on the telephone constantly rallying Republican votes. Fifty Years Ago Broadway and Elsewhere L The Broadway-Hollywood Line A swarm of White House aides, led by Jack Martin, former aide to the late Senator Taft, was busy button-holing. Vice President Nixon personally talked to every California Republican and several from other states. White House Lobbyists were careful, however, to work through GOP Leader Joe Martin in the House and Bill Knowland in the Senate. This miffed Congressman Charlie Halleck of Indiana, who had been the chief contact in tlje House and didn't like being bypassed. • "If the White House wants me to help," he grumbled privately, '"why don't they come to me?" In the ond, however, Halleck also joined in lining up Republican votes for civil rights. Washington Pipeline Correction: E. S. Willis, not John Callahan, is the General Electric Company spokesman who admitted that G.E. pockets as much as $6,500,000 a year in dividends from the welfare fund . . . G.E. claims that part of its insurance is placed with Aetna, not all with Metropolitan Life, as stated in this column. However, when labor representatives on the welfare fund board have asked G.E. how much is placed with Aetna, G.E. has refused to say . . . This column was in eror in stating that one director of General Electric is a director of Metropolitan Life. Two are directors. Philip Reed, G:E. chairman of the board, is a director. In addition, Robert Woodruff, chairman of Coca-Cola, is a director of both General Electric and Metropolitan Life ... A salute to the dry cleaners of America for cleaning all American flags'for flag day—free. Only trouble was that a lot of people didn't have any flags to be cleaned . . . Also congratulations to Dr. Lewis Leventen of New York for presenting the 50<000th copy of the Declaration of Independence to a Chinese class in New York's Chinatown. In the last eight years, Dr. Leventen has presented 50,000 copies of the Declaration to groups on Manhattan's Lower East Side so they may better understand the freedoms of their country. Military Orders Flu Inoculations WASHINGTON (UP)—The Defense Department today instructed military personnel to be vaccinated as soon as possible with a special vaccine to combat the influenza virus prevalent in the Far East. JEWELRY WORKERS STRIKE INDIANAPOLIS (UP) — About 400 members of the International Jewelry Workers Local 127 went on strike -at the Herff Jones Co. . here Thursday when their representatives and management failed io agree on a new contract. LAFF-A-DAY The first victim to be overcome by the heat was Bert L. Stiver, airbrake inspector at the Panhandle shops, John E. Beckley and bride of Royal Center will move to Dcnham Monday where he has been located as telegrapher for the Panhandle. George Hirschauer, the horseshoer' at 320 Fifth, has bought out William Hines' interest in the shop at the Chris Eckert stand. Johnny Corridon scored the winning run when the Frankfort baseball team beat Dunkirk M. Angelo Potri Train Child In Spending Money Wisely H children are to learn, the right use of money, they have to have some for their own use which means they should have an allowance. This brings its own set of problems for the children and. their parents. If the children are allowed to use their money as they wish without the advice'and control of their parents, they will not only make mistakes—which is to be expected—but they will form habits that will burden them for time to come. This spending experience should be supervised from the start and continued through the years of inexperience. The years of inexperience vary with the child's inborn sense of •understanding and his ability to profit by advice and experience. Some very young children learn how to use their money to advantage, and some adolescent boys and girls take a long time to learn the first steps in that direction. Parents have the most trouble with their adolescent children who earn money and think that since •they worked for it nobody should have anything to say about how it' is used. This difficulty arises even in families where parents and children have pleasant relation•ships. One such boy earned quite a large sum of money by working after school. He was getting a man's wages but did not have a man's experience, a man's-needs, a man's maturity. He was all set io buy a second-hand car and go places. His father and mother had a difficult time persuading him that this could not be .done and that there was a far better use for hLs money. Another boy earned more money than his allowance and thought the should not be questioned about how he used it and that he should spend it and his allowance as he pleased. He bought a gun, concealed it and was discovered shooting at books in his room. Another boy carefully saved his earnings, talked things over with his parents so as to make cer-' •tain that his ideas of its use were good. Thereby he gained a great deal of useful experience. This matter depends upon the kind of attitude the child has, how he has been trained in the use of money and what his relationship to the family is. All children from the day they ask for spending money until they are matured in life's ups and downs should be taught, trained and advised about the use of their funds. They should be taught about savings about bonds, stocks, tank accounts and how they can 'best be used for the benefit, of the young person In the future. -Uncontrolled spending is a bad practice. * # * If your child is slow in school, it might be because he needs'help in reading. How parents can teach their child to read is explained by Dr. Patri. in leaflet P-S1, "Poor Readers." To obtain a copy, send 10 cents in coin to -him, c-o this paper, P.O. Box 99, Station G, New York 19, N.Y. Committee Votes Extra Postal Funds House Group Recommends New Post Office Economies Including Cutback in Saturday Service WASHINGTON (UP)—The House • Appropriations Committee Thurs. voted the Post Office Department most of the extra funds it wanted' to maintain normal service. But the committee' called for new postal economies including a cutback in Saturday service. The committee approved .and sent to the House a supplemental 133-million-dollar money bill that would bring to $3,325,000,000 total. 'funds available to* finance postal service in the 12 months starting July 1. Postmaster General Arthur E. Summerfield asked for $149,500,000 and said unless he got it before the start of ihe new fiscal year he •would impose drastic cuts in service, including an almost complete shutdown oil Saturdays. "Several of these (proposed cutbacks), which can be accomplished administratively, appear to the committee to be very desirable, and in at least one case, the committee is at a loss to understand why action has not been taken by the postmaster general prior to this time," the committee said in a report to the House. , It'said there appears to be no reason why: —Second class publications and third class bulk mailings should rat be required to be zoned at a saving of five million dollars. —Star route service, should not be reduced to once daily. "There is'strong feeling within the committee, the report continued, for abolition of money •order sales with a possible saving of 26 million dollars. "And finally," the committee said, "the committee cannot too strongly emphasize that with the modern trend to a five-day work week the department could reexamine city delivery service and effect such reductions in Saturday •service as are in keeping with the pattern of business, industry, and suburbia generally." Terry Moore's divorce' action surprised column-sentinels on both coasts. In Vegas last April, however, the deale^l "wondered". Hus-l band Eugene Mc-[ Grath was gamb-l ling for unusually! high stakes (with-l out Terry) day! and night . . . Tool 'bad. Pleasant ped-l pie . . . Marilyn ^ Monroe's "Thek Prince and The! Showgirl" was a* flop Broadway show two seasons ago. "The Sleeping Prince" . . . Marilyn Is at her Very Best in this slow ."hit" . . . "The Curse of Frankenstein," London's . biggest money-maker in years, premieres in New York at the Globe early in July . . . Dorian Leigh (the items kept saying) was in great agony "from a broken heart" when the Marquis de Portage was killed. But she was seen almost everywhere with movie producer Sam Spiegel for months before that accident Up to last week in Paris . . . New Yorkers are funny. They are knocking the kind of weather they paid $50 a day for last Winter in Florida. PHAROS-TRIBUNE rlptl Pharo* •atabllahed Journal oatablUh«l IftlU Renorlor antabllahed 188* 'Trlknn* ntabltohad 1*OT Belita, the ice-skating star (now with "Damn Yankees" in London), will become a Princess following her divorce from Joel Riordan. The groom-to-be is Prince George Galitzine, kin to the Duchess of Kent , . . Those items from overseas reporting Curt Jurgens and Dorothy Dandridge are "a torrid romance" are pure hokum. Strictly part of the ballyhoo for their film now being made abroad . . . The wire- photos the other morning made it appear that DiMaggio and Giorgia Moll, Italian actress, were something new. They ignited a year ago . . . Robert Ruark, the millionaire-author of "Something of Value," got richer making a tee- vee commercial , . . Lower Basin Street opens on the 2Gth. It will be Greenwich Village's top event . . . Rosalynda St. John, the lark at the Monsignore, does off-stage duets with, Count Wladimir de Zav- odow. White Russian. Actress Martha Hyer's disclosure: That she wears only a pink hair ribbon when she goes to bed . . . Eddie Foy, 3rd has a new joy. She is Marie Jurgenson . . . Mar' ion Anderson sent regrets to Sarah Vaughan, who invited her to be her guest at the Starlight Roof. Busy getting Doctorates—five this year. Malting a total of ton ... Something new in Ballyhoo: Producers of "Silk Stockings" will send plastic casls of Cyd Charisse's luscious legs to stores around the nation for display . . . Provincetown art colonists are flipping 'Jicir palettes trying to copy the daring new watercolor style of Barbara Hatch . . . Rudolph Friml of "Student Prince" renown, is working on a musical for next season—his first in 20 years. Jean-Francois Devay, a top colyurm'st in Paris, will marry Michele Bourgeois next Month. She is a niece of the late Mistinguett. in bikinis. They say it was quite a scene. . .A sure bet for the middle-aisle: The Jones Beach lead dancer in "Showboat" (Albert Popwell! and Marcelle Navarro. She was "Miss Bronze America of '56" . . .Richard Egan and model Phyllis Hunt are twozy. . .Caroline Jaime (her Mexican family is wealthy) has an ardent suitor in Herb Fields, singer in "New Girl In Town". . .They say when S. Davis, Jr.. wants to cry things out he teils his woes to Eartha Kitt. . .Brando's acting in "The Young Lions" is a payoff for walking out on "The Egyptian" at Fox. Eddie Bracken, who will direct the musical "Packaged in Paris," wants Van Johnson for the lead. Van was Bracken's undersludy in "Too Many Girls" years ago. . . Songstress LaVeni Baker was a- dopled by a tilled Italian family in 1953. . .Louis Armstrong discovered Lionel Hampton 33 years ago in L. A. . .On July 9th they'll share the billing at the Warner Theater, Atlantic City. The top jazz deal of the year. . .One of Dccca's top execs was the big Actress Lee Reinick, one of the attractions in • "Face In The Crowd," is considering a proposal of marriage from young director Bill Colleran. It will probably be mid-summer. . .John Raitt's acting in the film "Pajama Ganie" impressed the Warners brass. He may star in a straight dramatic role next time. . .Sinatra's one- night stand at Vaneover did $23,000. Hoffa Denied Trial Delay WASHINGTON (UP)—The U.S. Court of Appeals Thursday denied requests for further delays in the 'bribery-conspiracy trial of Teamsters Vice President James. R. Hoffa. His trial before Federal Judge Burnita S. Matthews was scheduled to proceed this afternoon,with selection of the jury the next order of business. 'Hoffa and Miami attorney Hyman I. Fischbach, on trial with him, are accused of trying to bribe their way into the secret files of the Senate Rackets Committee. A three-judge panel of the Appeals Court heard arguments by defense attorneys for postponement and denied the motion after a brief consideration. Don't be surprised if the networks nix Carol Richard' waffle of "Daddy, I Want A Diamond Ring." The delivery is sinful. . . Lola Fisher of "My Fair Lady" has been signed by Robin Hood Dell Concerts. To sing before 20,000 persoas at Philly July 4th. Her first starring concert role. . .The 3-nole theme music for "La Slra- da" is haunting. Is it from some opera?. . .Waiter and Margaret •Keane are in town from the coast 'to exhibit their art at The Little Studio. Talented people. . .Long Island society is in tears over Jimmy Donahue's unprecedented fin- •ger-snnp at them all. He's put up •fences around his mother's estate. This keeps their horses from romping over the Donahue property. Nobody, they say, has ever done that. . .Jacques Sarlie is in Paris, where the Colony-Carlton House crowd wonder if Elsa Maxwell will forgive him and take him back into her group, i Prince Rainier is reported irked with Aly Khan's kid brother, Sadruddin. Because he told the press that his wedding next month "will not be a circus like the Monaco affair" . . . The Cotton Club show has been held over another 3 weeks at Las Vegas. Showmen report that it is still the exciting revue it was in Miami Beach. It is booked for a tour after July 2nd. May get a Broadway theater . . . The publishers of the song "Teddy Bear" plan a suit against Presley's new platter of the same title. Betty Madigan made the first mentioned recording. You cannot copyright a title in the U. S. . . . Thify are suing to find out If you can use the same name so soon . . . Actor Arthur O'Connell is involved in a new romance. She is pretty Estelle Greener, an artist . . . They say Anne Baxter and movie writer Gene Forrester have been keeping their idyll sotto voce for several months. Parisian cafe society's Toplfl "A" is the romance between popular MagRi Nolan and Raymond Hakim. She's a beautiful American columnist for the Herald Trib in Paris, . .Ethel de Croisset is ex- Ethel Woodward of here. Her sister-in-law Ann accidentally shot her husband dead thinking he was a burglar. . .Project Vanguard (the launching of the earth satel- .litc) will be explained nationally (before it happens. Transfilm is readying an animated movie, which will be distributed to theaters and iecvee by IBM, the sponsor. Mindy Carson was the only City Center member to land in Variety's Critic's Poll "for most promising new .stage performer." Her role in "South Pacific" did it. She takes her first, drama tuition at the Neighborhood Playhouse shortly. . .Judith Dvorkin wrote the lyrics to the hit, "Tennessee Waltz." She finally realizes bur life-long ambition to be accepted as a serious composer. Her "Crescent Eyebrow" will have its premiere at a concert here next winter. . .The gnzottes we read have not men- 'tioned that Aly Khan's bride-to-be (Bettina) was once wed to Gilbert Graziani, French photographer. . .Greek dimcur Bess Penagos became u bride two weeks ago. He is Louis Proctor, heir to I. T. &. T. Charlotte Foley of "The Follies" gave a farewell party to the cast after it closed the other night. At her apartment in G'wich Village. All showgirls were told to come R.UBHER STRIKE ENDS INDIANAPOLIS (UP)—A 12-day- old strike of 1,200 workers at the U.S. Rubber Co. here ended Thursday when members of the United Rubber Workers Local 110 voted unanimously to accept a new contract, HUBERT "What, no garage?" 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