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THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE PROGRAM FOR lOOANSfOn T. An Ad«qimt» Civic Ctntn 1. An Adtqvat* 5«wag« Dispoul Sy«tw> J. Suffiic.nl Parking Facll!H*l Clear Policy Needed ' In every successive statement made by Nikita S. Khrushchev in interviews, . he repeats the same themes. He talks of Russian strength and of Russian superiority to the United States, He declares that U.S. monopolists want war and that if there is war the United States will be the one which starts it. He promises, under such circumstances, to wipe out the cities of this nation in a rain of hydrogen devastation. He warns the allies of America, and at the same time urges them to save themselves by cancelling the leases on U.S. bases. Each time Khrushchev speaks, he is addressing the entire world. He is telling the people of a frightened world that if they eschew all alliances with America they need not fear war. Step by step, the Kremlin is pushing to isolate the United States. American policy must meet this, yet since Sputnik there has been little American policy. Every time Khrushchev speaks, he elicits new statements from American generals and officials about America's capability of retaliation. These are then cited as further evidences of American "war mongering." This country allows itself to be sucked into the same trap over and over again, and - each time it does, another assault is made on the morale of the people of the world. It is necessary for America to have a clear and decisive policy which works for peace without appeasement, and to build up its strength. If a passive policy is now followed, the danger to this country will increase. Khrushchev's talk is war talk, and he has pushed steadily ahead in a policy aimed at this country. But the United States is making no apparent advances. A clear declaration of policy is needed. Any drifting now will only help to demoralize the world. Many New Nations Geography has become more complicated since 1941, according to findings of the National Geographic Society. Then there were 73 independent nations. Now there are 103. All but six of the newly independent nations are in Asia. These include India, Pakistan, Ceylon, Israel, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Indonesia and the Philippines. Five other nations that are now independent are in Africa, Ghana being the latest. And Iceland proclaimed its independence of Denmark in 1944. The end is not yet. In the last 15 years most of the new nations were Asiatic, but the fermc.-.t for independence is working in Africa. It is likely that in the next .15 , years most of the new nations will be on the Dark Continent. An orthopedic surgeon maintains that one reason some people suffer from backaches is that they over-eat. Do they get backaches from performing bending exercises to lose the weight they gain? IN THE PAST One Year Ago Mrs. Esther Stingely, 49, of route 8, Rochester was injured fatally in a two-car collision on U.S. 24, seven miles east of Loganaport. Miss Zoe Quaintance, 83, of 710 Race street, « retired bookkeeper, died at Memorial hospital. The Salvation Army distributed .72 Christmas baskets to needy families. Walter A. Stoll, 57, a watch repairman, died «t his home, 171-7 North street. Mrs. Emma Porter,. Camden, died at the age Of 80. Ten Years Ago Charles Avery, 32, a Flora flying farmer, was injured when he crash landed bis light plane south of Geetingsville. Fire damaged the home of Alvin Putsch at 1809 Grant street. Dwight A. Powlen was promoW to lieutenant on the city police force. Harry W. Derbyshire, 49, of Peru, was injured fatally when struck by a car at Cass and Main streets. Mary Lee Hawthorne, 1927 High street, was married to Russell E. Lund, Chicago, at the Ninth street Christian church. Twenty Years Ago Logansport high school's debate team won second place in an 86-team invitational tournament at Fort Wayne. Mrs. Angela Ives, 94, widow of Joseph Ives, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas Headlec. Mayor W. 0. Fiedler was elected president of St. Luke's Lutheran Brotherhood. Ambrose Rhoades, a Walton poultry buyer, died at the age of 75. Fifty Years Ago Plans for a $250,000 trolley line between Frankfort and Logansport were being made. Alberta G. Newman was married to'Omer J. Maus at the Wheatland avenue M. E. church. William Norway, 51, of 1809 Toledo street, died. John Anderson, of 828 Eighteenth street died at the age of 56. ' Drew Pcarson'i MERRY-CO-ROUND Monday Evening, December 23, 199F. UNIVERSAL THANKSGIVING Jack Anderson Says: Greeting- card firm gets Presidential plug; Public health chief advocates Salk boosters; Missile fences will keep out snoops. WASHINGTON: — There's an untold story behind the Christmas card mailed out this year by Presi- ' dent and Mrs. Eisenhower and the tremendous hoopla given it by the White House Press Corps. Samples were handed out to reporters which, in itself, was highly unusual. The publicity turned out to be an indirect plug for a 'greeting card company, which nol only made the White House Christmas cards but also thoughtfully im- ed its trademark on the reverse side. This is almost unheard, of in official circles where stalionery, invitations, and greeting cards are prepared with the utmost of tea- and-cookie formality. In this case, however, it happens that the wife of the company's President, is a close friend of Mamie Eisenhower's. She was named by Ike earlier this year to represent the United States at the inauguartion of President Hector Trujillo of the Dominican Republic. Booster Shots Needed U. S. Surgeon General Le Roy E. Burney has unofficially recommended that polio "booster" shots be given to children who completed their Salk immunizations in 1 1954 or 1955. The Public Health Service has shied away from making any official statement, because there is no scientific proof that booster shots are needed. However, many printed its trademark on the reduced in the blood stream by the Salk vaccine may level off after a few years. If that's the case, then a booster shot would be needed to restore the antibodies to a fully protective level. Dr. Burney has let it be known that he plans to give Salk booster shots to his own family. Missile Fences Planned Behind the guarded gates at Cape Canaveral, Fla.—Maj. Gen. Donald Yales, Commander of the Missile Test Center, intends to erect strategically placed fences to block newsmen from photographing missile tests. He has ordered his engineers to scout the reporters favorite lookouts and plan a series of fences that will stop "bird watching."—The missile crews call off 20 to 25 missile -tests each month. The majority are "scrubbed" by the manufactures because of technical difficulties that develop during the countdown. Trouble along the 5,000-mile Testing range has also caused several postponements. Frequent problem: Breaks in the submarine cable, the main ; communicalions link between the missile stations. Pan American Airlines' big, shy Dick Mitchell, civilian Chief of the Missile Range, refused to authorize the extra expense of stalioning medics on the picket ships that monitor our missiles as they soar over the South Atlantic. A few weeks ago, a crewman developed an abscessed tooth that puffed up his face with infection unlil it closed both eyes. The picket,ship was' forced to leave the Missile Range and steam over 300 miles to the nearest Brazilian port for medical ' help. This contributed to the delay of a 5,000-mile snark firing. Promoter Lou Berger, who fishes our fallen missiles out of'the ocean and hauls them back'to the test center., is having income-tax diffi. cullies. A slice of his annual $90,000 fee has been claimed by Internal Revenue . . . Secret films of the vanguard failure, which were supposed to be rushed to Washington, were delayed two hours in order to go' through the "proper channels.". Pan Am, the range conlraclor, refused to let its chief subcontractor, the Radio Corporation of America,-deliver the films directly to the Air Force. Col. Paul Cooper, the Air Force contract officer, has blasted Pan Am privately for failing to work closer with RCA. He has accused the two companies of "random" planning . . .Four Pan Am planners took a costly, three-day trip to Green Cove Springs, Fla., to study the Navy's moth-balling methods. 'They intend to use the knowledge to close down, the Missile Station at St. Lucia off the Brazilian coast. But they could have walked across the street to the technical library at Die Test Center and found all the information they needed. Actually, Pam Am has a reasonably good record for holding down costs of the Missile Range. Last year, the Air Force alloted $4,500,000 to construct a ne(\( Missile Station. Inflation increased the estimated costs to $6,500,000 by the time construction was started, But Pan Am's chief facilities engineer, Fred Werry, cut corners and held the cost to a remarkable $3,100,000 One Pan employee drew $COO in expense money for a trip to the Missile Station at Recife, near Brazil, but spent Hie whole bankroll before he gol out of town. His boss, F. E. Bruhn, refused to fire him. Bruhn explained at a staff meeting: "This man will have to be kept on as an employee, so we can get back the $600." . . . Exposed electric cables, used to charge mobile commissaries at Cape Canaveral, have given more than one employee a bad jolt. One secretary was knocked 10 feet. Pan Am is so saving on its motor pool that it frequently must- borrow cars from the Missile manufacturers for needed transportation . . .Pan Am has a special stamp for documents it doesn't particularly want the Air Force to see. These documents are stamped 'PAA confidential," . . .The Navy has sighted only one unidentified sub near Cape Canaveral in the past several months. The Russians must be les* curious or more careful. The giant Atlas, wrapped in al- uminium-painted canvas, was carted across country on 'a super- sized -trailer truck. A photo crew tagged along to snap pictures of the historic trip—piclures, incidentally, which any passir.-g motorist could have taken. Yet the Defense Department has refused to release these pictures, showing only the aluminum shroud covering the Atlas. FINANCIAL ACCORD OTTAWA, 111. (UP)—Gas station operator Lloyd Keiber and an unknown burglar who tried to rob him were in full agreement today. Keibr left a note in his cash drawer reading, "No money in here." Keiber found the post script "You weren't lying." SCRAP BRINGS RIOT CALL HIGHLAND PARK, Calif. (UP) —Police cars raced Thursday with lights flashing and sirens screeching to answer a riot call. The first officer to arrive at the scene of the report radioed headquarters no additional help was needed. The fight between two 12-year-old boys was all over. LAFF-A-DAY Angelo Patri Teach Youth Subjects of Use to Them We -talk a great deal about how precious our boys and girls are to their country but talk has never been a successful substitute for action. Talk can only be an outlet for feelings, some of them less than creditable. The real r.ced- our Youth faces these days is for useful activitiy, in short they need something to do. We -have, for many reasons, regardless of youth's opinion in fide matter, made laws prohibiting useful work for boys and girls who actually r.eed it for their growth of intelligence and f>r their mental and physical health. One reads in the morning newspaper of a youth in his teens, weighing a hundred seventy-five pounds, arrested for crime. One cannot help thinking that if those one -hundred seventy-five pounds of boy were at work at some activ- ily, or useful and interesting job, he might not have used the wrong avenue in his intense need for action. We keep our youth in school until they are well along in adolescence, many o ! them as mature physically as they will ever be. School is a fine place for those who can profit by its influence but is becomes a jail when boys and girls who cennot profit by its program are forced to remain in it to i their loss and to the detriment of tiie pupils -who can and want to do the prescribed work. I believe devoutly, that youth needs all the education it can take and that it should be protected, by wise laws against exploitation. But is it wise, even necessary to ihold boys and girls in school past the time when they can profit by it? Is it wire or even human to hold back a young person, who is alive and eager to get on with the business of growing up and take ihis place in the wprfd as his wants dictate? In turn, we make •him sit in school and, deaf to the words of the teacher, waste his best growing years? "L don't know a word she is talking about. Something about a wolf-sort of man—I guess it's something to do with poetry. I should worry about a wol£ in poetry. I should? questions one •puzzled student. His exasperated teacher only remarked, "He is wasting his time- here, and mine." If we must keep such boys and, girls in school wouldn't it be just plain decent to give them lessons in the subjects they could understand and use? Wouldn't it be plain justice to organize their classes according to their abilities? Vocational schools have a poor reputation among many of their pupils because they have •been labeled as for the unfit. Unfit because these boys and girls do not care for the history of English literature and like subjects but do care about other wotk, work this country and its youth need; When a child says "no," to you, punishment will do little good. How to manage this behavior problem properly is included in Dr. Patri's booklet No. 302, "Annoying Habits" To obtain a 'copy, send 25 cents in coin to QUOTES FROM NEWS By UNITED PRESS NEW YORK — J. K. Bossart, director of the astronautics division of Convair Corp. and one o£ the nation's leading missile designers, revealing his company is studying "going to the Moon": "If we set our minds to it, we could reach the moon with a rocket in one or two years." VATICAN CITY — Pope Pius 2ETI taking note of man's movement toward outer -pace: "Let those who observe today's competition know how to reduce the facts to their true proportions." LONDON— Stanley Mayne, general secretary of the Institule of Professional Civil Servants, announcing scientists working for the (British Atomic Energy Agency will demand immediate salary increases: "It's no good staying on the ground with .pay in an age of rockets and space travel." WASHINGTON - Sen. Mike Mansfield (D-Mont.) — calling for secret disarmament negotiations between the United States and Russia: "Let's start negotiations at the ambassadors' level. . .then there can be a summit meeting where the results can be announced and the accolades passed around," NEW YORK-Gov. Averell Harriman on United States military preparedness in comparison with Russia's armed might: "It is quite evident that we have permitted ourselves to fall behind." Business Slump To Continue Into First Quarter of '58 BLOOMING-TON (UP)—Indiana University economy experts predicted Sunday night the current business slump will continue through the first quarter of 1958. But they said easier credit and increased government spending will pick up the economy and "we will find out once again just how resiliant and depression resistant the American economy really is." The university's Business Review said in its monlhly report that the likelihood of a tax cut was reduced because of the international tension and the "Spulnik scare." But they also will cause increased spending for national defense and foreign aid. JETPR.OP SCORES FIRST JERUSALEM, Israel (UP)—An El Al Israel Airlines Bristol Britannia airliner arrived here Thursday night to complete the first non-stop 6,000-mile flight from New York to Israel. The plane, operated by an Israeli crew, made the trip from New York's International Airport to Lod Airport here in 14 hours, 57 minutes.- There are approximately l.soo railroad tunnels in the United States. They have an, aggregate length of 320 miles. him, c/o this paper, P. 0. Box 99, Station G. New York 19, N. Y. (Released by The Bell Syndicate, Inc.) PHAROS-TRfBUNE . j ? lUl! i ''J"" 1 Saturday., gnndnya and Holiday,) 3s c per week dallT and biinilny by cnr r ler», »1S.SO per year. By mull on rural ronte. In Can. CnntoU, White, Pulnnfel, Fulton and Mltiml conntle*. 910.00 per y""> SI',ma%18M i?,.""" 1 " n 5,, wlt1 ".? '»"«"».«. SW.OO per AiHioftMil In- mnii ...h»£? »V ye "i r 5 ^ ma " *n*>*crtvtlon* paynhle In ndTnnce. So mull lUDKcrlptlomi «ol«l nliere carrier aervlce In maintained. Reporter ^e»tanllalie<] ISO 114 Phnro. e««abU«h«I Trlbnne cntubU.hed <I> Journal '^Ma Walter Winchell Broadway and Elsewhere The Headliners The Alger Hiss case .inspired a torrent of headlines, countless magazine essays, several books— and tlic short-lived drama, "A Shadow of My Enemy." In the development of human destinies, this case was replete with the sus- penscfnl cxpcctancv of unforeseen events, intensified! by dramatic iron-f les. The His s| story, which hadl a cataclysmic in-I fluence on ouil political history! and extensive phtl-f osophical repre-S cussions, was pri-j 'marily the consequence of one| man's personal I fury . . .Wlilltaker Chambers originally linked Hiss with Communists without mentioning espionage. Chambers later explained: "I wanted to expose the Clommunist conspiracy but I did not want to destroy the humans involved," Hiss sued for libel after Chambers accused him of being associated with Reds. During the pretrial examination, Mrs. Chambers believed she was insulted, .The discourtesies toward Mrs. Chambers infuriated her husband. Several days later, he unearthed the- explosive pumpkin papers. Imitation is rarely competition, for an extremely valid reason: If imiators had talent—they would be voices instead of echoes. The foregoing is illustrated by Ernest Hemingway's comment in Atlantic magazine. He logically observes: "The trouble wilh imitators is that they are able only to pick out the obvious flaws in my work, the kind of writing I should never,have done, the mistakes I should have avoided." There is no direct route to the stars. The journey is full of detours, winding paths and hazardous slopes. .Anna Magnani, now starring ir; the "Wild Is the Wind" flicker, owes her public success to private failure . . . Miss Magnani was a little-known actress when she married a i'amous Italian film director. He convinced her that she lacked acting ability. Consequently, she renounced the greasepaint realm to become a wife and mother. Then came the melancholy dissolution of lier marriage. • In order to support herself, s£e began making movies. If the marriage had been successful, Miss Magnani would probably now be unknown—and hsppy. The NATO meeting is the latest chapter in the history of personal diplomacy. The conference includes 15 Allies. Unfortunately, not all arc friends . . .Personal diplomacy had its ascendancy during World War II, thanks to FDR and Churchill—who extended (heir personal friendship into a firm international alliance. Oddly, the great friendship was inaugurated with an unfriendly gesture. During World War I, Churchill ignored a minor U. S. official at a London banquet. Years later, FDR smilingly reminded Churhill that he was the victim of the snub. Our favorite personal diplomacy story concerns Harry Hopkins' initial meeting with Churchill. Aware that Hopkins had been a social worker, Churchill launched, the conversation by stressing Britain's social progress . . . Hopkins- listened for a brief spell, then snapped: "The President didn't send me here to listen to that. All he wants to know is— —how do you propose to beat that s.o.b. in Berlin?" The prodigious Power and impact of the electronic cyclops are probably best exemplified by Fred Astire's comment: "The good old days are gone. 'I don't want to live in the past. People come up to me on rhe street and say: "I saw one of your old movies on teevee last night. You were great, why don't you do those any more?" I ask them, haven't they seen, any of my new movies late- ly? "Well, no,' they say. "I watch televison'." So many people belittle (el«vision—but everybody watches it. The tv reprise of Shirley Temple's flickers has made the dimpled darling a favorite again. The phenomenon has its fascinating aspects for Shirley, who is now a 29-year-old mother of S youngsters. She explained her reactions in an interview: "I don't feel too closely associated with the little blonde girl. It's like looking at somebody else, yet I have a tccling (hat I know her." Within one life there are many lives. The child that develops into an adult has a single body. Nevertheless, the child and adult are often strangesr to each other. Jean P^ul Getty, described as the wealthiest American, has endured 5 unhappy marriages. Today, in comments to reporters, he is bitter about Eve . . .It inspires sn interesting query: Who is richer—Mr. Getty or the ordinary man who is happily married and manages to earn a living? You can't take it with you—and due to high taxes—you can't keep much of it. Nevertheless, everybody wants more money than (hey need. How mucii money is enougli money? The Tell-IfAlI compulsion has lured June Allyson. Stars confide things to the public they never told tlicir bast friends. Why? The relationship between a star and the public is a love affair. And, in genuine love afafirs, there are no secrets. Among the ironies of the wfld, wild world of tecvce is (he fact thai tiie subject of ratings now seems to attract the publicity performers need to boost their ratings. This month, it was the theme for lengthy essays hi 2 national magr, . . .In Cosmopolitan, Maurice Zolotow writes: "One of the few television executives who speaks out against ratings is Manic Sacks, a vice- president of NBC. Mr. Sacks states flatly that he doesn't trust the ratings. Unfortunately, he does not contra! tile sponsors— and sponsors do trust ratings. 'They have nothing else to go by," he says sadly." And so, a great industry lives and dies by a system nobody can prove right or wrong. Greer Garson, who will replace Roz Russell in the "Auntie Mame" hit, has been the epitome of dignified ladies in her screen roles. She once told Helen Hayes her ambition was to play a Sinful Temptress. Miss Hayes gasped: "The way people feel about you it would be like Santa Claus taking off liis beard before small children." The other midnight the Late Movie was another revival of "Wake Up And Live," Darryl Zanuck's money-maker for 20th Century-Fox in 1937. . .The cast featured Alice Faye, Jack Haley, William Dcmarest, Palsy Kelly, . Waller Catlett, Ned Sparks, Rochester, Grace Bradley, Leah Ray, Joan Davis, Ben Bernie, this writer and the voice of Buddy Clark . . .The score by Gordon and Revel has such delightful numbers as "Wake Up and Live." "Lull In My Life" and "Never In A Million Years" . . .The di- dector was Sidney Landfield, who aged overnight trying to gel Ben Bernie and WW to remember their lines, etc . . .One very long, wearying day (after each of us took thirty "takes" to remember a. scene involving four lines) I.andfield wept real tears . . . "Oh my aching head," lie sobbed, "other directors get Ethel Barry- liiore, Helen Hayes and John Barrymore. I gel Sonja Henie, Winchell and Bernie!" The cast and crew are still in •• stitches. Under 80 Days NEWTON, HI, - Mrs. Norma Eaton, Newton attorney, traveled by airplane, train, bus. station wagon and boat around the world in Tfl days. HUBERT K-73. IIH. HOT) run-in ttwtuiK k. limp aiain nimm PnlilUhcd daily except Saturday and holldnyn by Pliarox-Trlbnne un., Inc., Sli Ea»t Dronil-wny, Loifnnnport, Indiana, entered »• >econd wSJon™ ISTO """ """* ""'" "* lo » : '"""""' t - Ina " »»•>» ««• •«* o* HEMBEll AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS AND UNITED PRBII PHAROS-TIUBUNE National AdTertlilnK KeprMentatlTen Inland jr«w»aper RepreoeittatfTM "And a very merry Christmas to yd«t, air—"

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