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Logansport, Indiana
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Monday, June 24, 1957
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Monday Evening, June 24, ISSt. THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE PROGRAM FOR IOGANSPOXT 1. An Adaquott Civic Ctwitar 2. An Aoaquat* Sawafi* Disposal Syslwn 3. SuHiicinl Forking Facilitiis No Rural-Urban Demarcation Line In a talk at Purdue a few days ago the assistant secretary of agriculture told 1,500 Hoosier farm women that "Our countryside is becoming rurbanized." He explained by pointing out that the line of demarcation between people living in the rural areas and those in urban areas is fast becoming obliterated. Due to modern science and technology, "The city limit sign no longer means the same as it did a generation ago. It is now just a tax boundary, a recreational boundary, an educational boundary or an economic boundary." The increasing difficulty in distinguishing between rural and urban living is particularly evident in the Clay township area north of Logansport, which is rapidly becoming thickly populated. The trend toward rural living presents both a threat and a challenge to cities such as Logansport. Since progress has eliminated most all of the old drawbacks of country life, the problem now is not how to keep the boy an the farm but how to keep him in the city. We must see to it that there are jobs available for our young people. We must have progressive economical government, and a realistic tax rate which gives the citizens full measure of value for every tax dollar. We cannot afford the luxury of increasing taxes and decreasing services. "No-Show" Fines The "no-show" passenger is the bane of the existence of every airline. A "no- show" is a person who makes a reservation for a plane flight, fails to show up, and later receives a refund for his unused ticket. To help solve the problem the Civil Aeronautics Board has decided to levy a three-dollar fine on all "no- shows." Anyone who has ever had to travel by plane and has been caused delay because of flights that were sold out suffered because of the "no-show." Frequently the very flight which was sold out departs with less than a full passenger load. It may be wondered whether a three- dollar penalty is sufficient. Certainly it comes nowhere near compensating the airlines for their loss of fares. Yet it is at least one step in the right direction. If it does not solve the problem, the Civil Aeronautics Board may permit still more drastic penalties. IN THE PAST One Year Ago A bill introduced by Senators 'Homer Capehart and William Jenner to pay Jackson township $250,000 as compensation for its loss of the use of .the Lincoln grade school has been referred to Ihe Senale judiciary commiltec. Logansport was given until Sept. 1, 1958, to abate pollution of the Waba-sh river in an order issued by the Indiana Stream Pollution Control board, today. Two petitions for the merger of the Jackson and Tiplon school townships into one metropolitan school district were filed today with the county clerk. Death claimed Floyd Van Trump, 78, Roch- «ster, newspaper publisher. Ten Years Ago Miss Anna Kreelsen, 81, lifelong Logansport resident, died. Born to Mr. ami Mrs. Charles Barker, route 1, Peru, a son, at the Cass counly hospilal. Mrs. Sarah Berryman, 86, of 231 Park ave- aue, succumbed at the Cass county hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Adair, 928M. North street, are the parents of a daughter, born at tho St. Joseph hospital. A son was born at the St. Joseph hospital 'to Mr. and Mrs. Leo Fouls, 1*133 North Third street. Mrs. Roxic Pigley, 70, of 1501 Erie avenue, expired at the Cass counly hospital. Twenty Years Ago Joe Louis won the world heavyweight championship of the world, by an eighth round knockout of defender James J, Braddock. Richard Davis and Josephine McBelh, both oJ Logansporl, are enrolled in Ihc Buller University summer session. Bernard Esler, Cass counly, conservation officer, has been transferred to Columbus, Indiana. Richard Houk, a 15-year-old graduate of Logansport high school, has been awarded a scholarship to Indiana University. The Harrison Hustlers 4-JI club met in Lu- terne school with MLss Lena Finlon, their leader. Miss Minnie Warden was hostess to members of the Jackson township Home EC club. Drew Pearson'* MERRY-GO-ROUND CHAIN LETTER Drew Pearson says: Secretary Humphrey made tremendous profits from M. A. Hanna Co.; He kept stock, despite his powerful position in cabinet; Senators want to know if he influenced company's profits. WASHINGTON—For the first time in the four years he has been in office, the public has had a .chance to look at the stocks owned by • Secretary of •the Treasury George Humphrey. They were inserted in the record last week by Senator Byrd of Virginia. If you take the Fifty Years Ago William Whitehcad, the plumber, has secured a contract to erect a new fountain at the Winamac courthouse at a cost of $650. A. J. Robinson has traded his properly at 016 Market streel for 200 acres of farming land in Pulaski county. Daniel Taggart, who conducted a bakery and cracker faclory here, suffered quite a loss by fire in his barns at Indianapolis. Frank McKinney and John King are departing for Beaumant, Texas, where they are Interested In some oil wells. trouble to compare those stocks with the earnings of those stocks, they show an amazing income for the man who runs the nation's treasury. Secretary Humphrey owns 67,555 shares of common stock in the M. A. Hanna Co., founded by the famous Mark A. Hanna, the Ohio political boss who put President McKinley in office. The financial report of the M. A. Hanna Co., issued for 1956, boasts of the best profits in its history. It was meant, of course, for the eyes of stockholders, not for the prying eyes of a Senate Committee. "The consolidated net profit for the M. A. Hanna Co. for 1956," says the annual report, "Amounted to $19,491,884. This is an all-time record, exceeding by 25 per cent the 1955 record is $15,602,703. dividends of $3 a share, paid on both classes of common stock, amounted to $39,274,176." This $3 dividend, paid on Secretary Humphrey's 67,555 shares, means that he made $202,«!5 last year from M. A. Hanna stock alone. This (Iocs not include profits from the tremendous holdings he had in affiliated companies. So the big question Senators want to ask is: Did Secretary Humphrey profit from his own fiscal policies and did he use undue influence to benefit his own companies while he occupied the most potent cabinet post in government? Refused To Sell Stock When he was -up for senate confirmation, Jan. 19, 1953, Senator Byrd asked him: "The law says you shall not directly or indirectly be concerned or interested in carrying on the business of trade or commerce . . . while you are Secretary of the Treasury will you engage in any business or trade or commerce personally, directly or indirectly?" Mr. Humphrey: "I will engage in no business whatever personally or indirect." Sen. Byrd: "Will you attempt while you are Secretary of the Treasury to prosecute or help forward or to continue or to carry on any of the businesses with which you have been identified?" Mr. Humphrey: "I will not. I am completely out." Sen. Byrd: "I think you have stated it with sufficient clarity but I want to make it clear again, you do not intend to influence any oE these companies in any way in the conduct oi their businesses while you are Secretary of the Treasury?" Mr. Humphrey: "I will have no connection with the management of those businesses." During this cross - examination, Humphrey refused to sell his stock. He argued that the law did not forbid .him to own stock, and he cited his law firm as authority. Ono of these lawyers, Chapman Rose, was then made Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, while his brother, Nelson Rose, was made counsel of the Treasury's Internal Revenue Service. Humphrey's Business Thrives As Humphrey stepped into the most powerful fiscal position in the world, he handed the reins of. his company largely to his son Gilbert. He then became a director 'of the World Bank, the dominant figure on the Export-Import Bank, a director of Lho Foreign Trade Zones Board, and chairman of the National Advisory Council on International Monetary and Financial Problems. What ho did affected not only the amount of taxes we pay, the collection of those taxes, and interest rates all over the United Status, but it also affected whether certain countries received loans. In 1953, Brazil needed $300,000,000 from tho Export-Import Bank. The Slate Department okayed the loan, but the Treasury balked. When Brazilian Ambassador Wai- ther Moreira SaUes went to Treasury Assistant Randolph Burgess, Burgess staled blunlly: "My boss doesn't like Brazil very much." Then he wenl on to tell how the Hanna Company had been, negotialing for a manganese concession in Amapa in the Northern Amazon but how Bethlehem Steel got the concession instead. Thereafter Brazilian Naiton steel, 85 per cent owned by the Brazilian government, canceled a long-standing arrangement to buy coal through Eastern Fuel and Gas. It had been buying coal for about 10 years, was entirely satisfied with Eastern's coal. But it contracted for its high-volatile coal from Pittsburgh Consolidation Coal, a Hanna subsidiary, buying only low-volatile coal from Eastern. Thereafter Brazilian National Steel borrowed an additional $35 million from the Export-Import bank. Secretary Humphrey, according to the Senate record, owns 20,000 shares o'f Pittsburgh Consolidation.' On Jan. 1, 1953,. when George Humphrey became Secretary of The Treasury, Pittsburgh Consolidation stock had a market value of $126,160,704. On March 12, 1957, it had a market value o( $368,306,250. In other words, it had increased in' value $242,145,54(5 during the period George Humphrey was Secretary of The Treasury. The value of Pittsburgh Consolidation coal slock, as listed on page 15 of the annual report of the Harnia Co., is $45.50 per share. At this figure, Secretary Humphrey's block of 20,000 shares, which he told senators he had a right to keep, is now valued at $910,000. Pills-burgh Consolidation also profiled from another move which the Eisenhower adminislralion did nothing to stop. It merged with Pocahontas fuel, which produces a type of metallurgical coal necessary for steel production. A merger between Pittsburgh consolidation, the biggest coal company in the world, and Pocahontas, another giant, should have thought anli-lrust acllon from Ihc Juslico Department. None was taken. The Justice Department moved against secretary Wilson's former company, General Motors, in which he sold his stock, but did not move against secretary Humphrey's company, in which he did not sell his stock. Rv-appo/iH Father Gloss lijBNSSELAER, Tnd. (UP)—Tho Very Rev. Raphael H. Gross has been roappoinled as president of St. Joseph's College. His third term begins July 1. Ho lias been president since 1951. Henry Clay is credited with saying "I'd rather be right than president" LAFF-A-DAY Angelo Patri Don't Force Unwanted Food On Child "I am having trouble with our three-year-old son who won't eat anything he thinks he doesn't want. Somolimes it is carrots, another time it is cabbage or eggs. He may eat carrots today without a murmur and tomorrow look around the table and say, "If it's carrots, I won't eat them." There are no carrots but. he wants to make sure, What is one to do wilh a child like lhat? "He eats well. If he refuses ono thing, he will eat another cheerfully. W'hat bothers me is that I may be rearing a food fussor. Shall I make him eat whatever is on the table or go without? Or just let him go along as He Is?" It would seem to me that a child who does this sort of thing is only asking for attention. If it comes by way of an argument over his food, that is all right with him. It is not his food he is protesting about but a lack of prominence in the eyes of Ihe family. He wants to stand a lillle higher and •be regarded with more ceremony. In my opinion, based on long experience with children and their eating hnbi}s, forcing food on •them is a poor practice. If one says "No carrots," let It be no carrots without remarks; eat them yourself wilh evident satisfaction and .soon it will be "carrots are all right." Forcing food on anyone is surest way of setting tha food-fussing habit. In this relation it is well to remember lhat some children, like some adults we know, dislike certain foods and will not eat them. Th;.s dislike may be psychological, bred by forced feeding or it can Tic an allergy. In any case skip that dish without remarks. In introducing a new dish to a child, make eating it a privilege. I have told before of the successful way one father and mother did this. When they wanted their youngster to begin eating a dish •new to him, they had it on Ihc table and one asked the other •gravely, "Do you think he could have just a little taste of this? I think just a taste would not hurt him. It's so good." By this time too youngster had begun to think that this dish was something very .special, and ho eyed U wilh longing. "Well-1-1, let him have jusj one small spoonful this time." That did all that was needed. The one spoonful was eaten fast, and usually a second service was wanted but was not given. "You can have some more the next lime." make the dish something to be looked forward to eagerly. But whatever happens, don't force a child to eat something he says he does not want. Take his refusal calmly, wilhout apparent corncern and at least, he will not have formed a psychological barrier against eating It or anything else. C. of C. Urges Budget Cuts . A cut in the national budget of 5 to 10 percent could be affected without impairing the economy o£ the country, unanimously agreed a legislative committee of the Logansport Chamber of Commerce in a report which was presented to the Chamber board of directors at their monthly meeting. Executive Secretary Harry Eisenbise presented the findings oE the committee, which voted to support tax reduction and cuts in foreign aid. Foreign aid reductions- were approved by 95 per cent of tho group. Other issues and the voting percentages are as follows: 1. Reduce excise taxes to the pre-Korcan level (65). 2. Reduce personal income taxes 47 per cent (65). 3. Cut corporation tax from 52 to 47 per cent (BO). 4. Balance budget before lax reduction (00). 5. Postal service should be self- supporting (90). 6. Curtail service to break even (65). 7. Get federal government out of business that private capital can operate, (100). 8. Management of military supplies could be improved (100). 9. Federal government should not have control of mortgaged money or federal housing. (45, yes, 35 no, 10 undecided). 10. Private money to develop atomic energy (75). 11. Social security groups should be self-supporting (80). 12. Free markets rather than government control on farm economy (95). 13. Price support isn't helping agriculture (05). Some children are slow at play and slow in school, but Dr. Patri explains in his leaflet P-ll, "Slowness," that rhythm develops faster motions in a child. 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. per year. All malf aubHcrlntfona pnrnlile in advance, No mall aorlptlona anlri where carrier Hervlee \tt maintained. Reporter •atafcllaheo' 1*8* 'frlhama aatubllaaa* 1MT Fkaion aalKbllahe* ISM Journal aatabllaaail 184B Walter Winchell Broadway and Elsewhere L The Headliners The President and Mrs. Eisenhower celebrate their 41st anniversary on July 1st ... As the poets contend, there are many ways of saying I-love-you. And it is poetry when a President! ~ says it this way: I "When I c o m el home at night,! Mamie will know! exactly how I feel. I She'll talk about! the intimate! things in our lives, I lite the kids — I the grandchildren, j She'll keep me j from getting t o o \ tense." When. General Eisenhower was overseas during World War II, his wife kept one ol his old suits hanging in the closet with her gowns. She ruefully confessed that by seeing it and touching it, Ike seemed nearer. Truman Hits Korean Truce WASHINGTON (UP) — Former President Harry S. Truman Friday branded as a "surrender" tho Korean truce settlement made by the Eisenhower administration in 1053. But he applauded the decision to give South Korean forces modern arms, saying "if the South Koreans need proteclion they ought . to have it." Truman, a', the capilxil to testify before a House committee, said of the truce agreement: "I could have made that surrender under those conditions ai year before." . Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey (D- Minn.) urged the United. Stales to offer the Korean Communists arms reduction and "effective mutual inspection." He endorsed the administration's decision to modernize South Korea's weapons but felt th» United Slates should try arms control and inspection systems "wherever we can." Korea, he said, provides "an excellent pilot area for the mutual air ground inspection" on which the United Nations Disarmament Subcommittee is currently nego- tialing in London. Dan Daniel, national commander of the American Legion, said the Communists' violation of the armistice terms should provide reason for the "immediate strengthening of our forces In South Korea to moot tlic threat of aggression"." PHAROS-TRIBUNE c imr m«k kr eiirrf«, f 18.30 p«r rt*r. By mull an mrnl n»(M la Cam, Carroll, White, l>»ln»lcl. Fulton mid Hlnml cuuuilen, C10.0O ae> y*nr| •ntalile trading ar«n and wltliln Inillnna, gll.OO tier yenrj outJildn Indluna, The more perplexing international tensions were transcended by the A-P's breathless report that "the babe with the biggest bust in British show business crashed the hallowed enclosure at the Ascot races." Her name is Sabrina and the vital statistic is 41. Although the United Nations has expressed no opinion on the event, it seems safe to assume that sex will retain its international popularity. After all, dukes, lords, barons and viscounts are male animals. Besides, beauty is a form of royally. The movie industry manufactures dreams. Reality, however, never succumbs to dreamy opintes. The inevitable clash with illusion results in the irony of life. What is described as "incompatibility" in the papers is frequently a searing personal experience . . . Terry Moore, who conveys love and passion on the screen, has had two hearlbreaking marriages, Miss Moore has always been a lively, popular girl. When she was a 10- year-old actress, she played in a movie wilh Victor Mature. A'., that time, Mature, gave her a coin and admonished with a grin: "Save this until you're eighteen, then, give me a buzz." Some years later, she handed Mature a coin and declared: "I'm slightly over eighteen these days, but I don't have to call boys. They call me." . Until the shadows came, life was generally a jaunty experience for Jimmy Walker—full of glitter and laughter. His film biog captures some of those qualilics. One characteristic Walker lacked was caution. He trusted people with the reckless abandon of a man convinced his friends were saints. He was later lo discover tliat they weren't oven friends ... In the dark days, he recalled that his lather frequently tried lo leach him the value of caution. When lie was a youngster, Walker and his father passed a flock of sheep while on a Irain, Jimmy exclaimed: "Look. Those sheep have just been sheared." His father studied them briefly and then .rendered his decision: "Sheared on this skle, anyway." classic silencing of a premier* magpie happened when Aisleman Atkinson turned to a babbler seated behind him and gallantly f whispered: "Those actors are making so much noise. I can't hear a word you're saying." Critic John Mason Brown once observed: "Though first-nighters talk la each other—they never manage to get anything said." Playwright S. N. Behnnan logically explained: "1 cion'l have lo go to openings to gel a headache. I don't know why anyone goes. I sta yhome. II saves me headaches and Ihe compulsive politeness of rny friends. Whal always surprises me i.s how the most case-hardened always succumb to the insincerities of their friends on opening night." Helen Hayes put. II this way: "Maybe we .should gel someone to establish a chair in n university lo teach flr.sl nighlcr.? how to behave in a theatre," The The $64,000 Query represents an astounding phenomenon—conceivably ranking with the discovery of atomic energy. The show demonstrated lhat ordinary folks often have extraordinary cultural backgrounds..The latest illustration, of course, is Barbara Hall—the showgirl who has reached the $32,000 plateau as a Shakespearean whiz. Apparently, .everybody is an expert on something—or 'thinks he is. The bingocast attracts about 20,000 letters weekly from prospective conlestanls. How many contestants are actually picked? They're chosen at t!be rate of one a week. Humorists have gifted civilization with laughter—a precious possession lhat provides temporary refuge against Hie terror of a world crisis or a dreary daily existence. And not many have done more to enliven things than James Thurber, whose latest humor book is "The Wonderful '0'." Ironically Thurber continued inspiring laughter while enduring agony. The almost-blind humorist recently wrote: "During the past fifteen years I've had a nervous breakdown, cataract, glaucoma, ruptured appendix, perilonilis and toxic thyroid. What a writer needs is handicaps." Mao Tsc-tung, Red China's Top Dragon, confessed he had murdered thousands and it was page-one news as well as a subject for shocked editorials. His savagery, however, is not news. A bloody thread runs through the fabric of Mao's life. His first wife was murdered by political foes. His current spouse is his 4th . . . When lie led the historic 6,000-mile march—oboul 00,000 of his 80,000 followers perished—including fivt of his children. A dictator is everybody's enemy —and his firsl victims are always his own people. The life and loves of Ava Gardner have occupied much newspaper and magazine space. Walter Chiari is her latest leading man. She lias followed him across two continents and an ocean. Which is Jiardly surprising. When Ava loves, she loves. loves, loves ... As s'ne explained several months ago: "I have always been terribly possessive about people I love and possibly I smothered them with love. I'm jealous of every minule they spend .ipart from me. I want to be with them, to sec (hem, to be able to touch Hiorn and then and only then am I happy," Next to n cold-in-tlie-nose, the most-complained-nbout theme has, been first-niglilcr.s: The lalesl n«i(l-" cd missile was aimed by Kthol Merman. She told critic Tom Donnelly. "You know what you can do wilh those [irsl-nightors. All those cufe society people who come to be seen themselves and not Die show, jabbering about who's got whoso husband, al! coming in late full of marlinls nnd all Ihosc durncs saying, 'I've got Ihreo bracelts, how many have you got?' " Success is capricious, melancholy, joyous and ironic. It raro- ly gives whnt is promises. The 1 most successful individuals are hnuntcd by insecurity while unknowns may have n degree of independence. For .security is more emotional than monetary. As Kirk Douglns confesses in the SiUevcposl: "I don't kowtow lo producers. Even when I wns a bum standinK in line on the Bowery to buy a cheap Salvation Army men), I clidn'l buddy up lo people I thought were jorlts, no mailer *iow much good they could do me. This is nol always His accepted way lo get. ahead. Too often in the entertainment field, Ihe idea persists l,'h;it you cmi ignore influential creeps only after you have become- successful." There's just OIK; flaw In Douglas* logic: Better than being independent and poor is being independent and rich. BANDIT ROBS SLEEPER RICHMOND (IT) — A young bnndll robbed RBay Heron, Richmond, Saturday as he slopt in his ijiarkcd car south of here after working all night at his job in Cincinnati. Hcrron wns awakened when he felt a revolver shoved Mainsl lii.s head. The bandit took Heron's wallet which contained $110 and sped away in a car driven by a companion. Hcrron gave chase, bul lost the car a few min- ules later. Scandal is one thing that never gels shop worn by being continually passed around. HUBERT _ IMT. KIKO FEATURES SYNDIC*!*. iMt WOULD RIGHTS MUKRVHh "Milicent, darling, I can't eat, I can't sleep, I can't concentrate on my work . . . Could you help me out with the payments on that ring? PnlillflheiJ ditlly «xc*»t 8nnd»y n»d holiday* by PhNron-Trllraii* C/*., Inc., 517 Knmi Dr«adwny, Lo*»n»port t liiillim*. ,P3»terisd MI «*flond elMM mntter at tb« tomi olttcm mi L**»niipoirt, t»d M tmd» .h* »ot of ifwreh 9, " MEMBER AUDIT Ut'P^AO OP CIRCULATIONS AND CWITED PRB» ftatio»»l AdT*rtI*lM •".Mother looked up your horoscope for today and sfa» you might as well stay in bed."

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