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Logansport, Indiana
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Tuesday, December 24, 1957
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THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE PROGRAM FOR IOOANSPORT 1. An Adtquat* Civic Ccnlw 2. An Adequate Sewage Disposal System 3. Suffiiwnt Parking Facilitlu Fear Not . . . "And the angel said unto them, fear •not " . Fear is the grieat disease we all pos- .sess. At this time of year we try to erase •these hidden agonies and rejoice in the Christmas story. Scientific advances in recent months have cast certain fears among the peo- :p)es of the world. Missiles and satellites, •in the form of Russia's ill-famed sputnik, •have expanded our thinking skyward. 'With it come perplexities about the filature. • To help glorify the Yuletide season we should pause, reflect on the past and •bolster our faith in God. /. " fear not " ; - "For behold, I bring you good tidings . of great joy, which shall be to all people." The wonders of the heavenly meaning • •behind these beautiful passages from St. ;Luke should be renewed in our hearts ;and minds during this blessed period. : • Restore your faith .... faith in hu- ;manity, faith in fellowman, and faith in •^yourself. -.' We hope the magic of Christmas will -extend throughout the year for you and '. yours, bringing with it blessings and hap- .piness, good health and warm friend•ships. : : May "Peace on earth good will toward ^rnan" be your guiding light for a brighter future. Literary Fellows ;'- One of the interesting phenomena in -Contemporary American belles lettres is "the Increase in the number of anthologies, collections of writing done in the .past. There are critics of the advance • guard, of the upper spaces of sophistication, who have edited more anthologies than they have written books. .;. In fact, to edit an anthology, and a ! second one, and then a third one, and to continue to do this is one way to become a critic in the highest standing with foun- . dations and heads of English departments : in colleges and universities. It is the mark ; of a literary man summa cum laude. An • anthology is a more certain mark of the .species Man of Letters, than a Dunhill !pipe, Irish tweeds and a congenital hat;red of creative writers. .:. This is the age of the highest grade ol •American literary man, the anthologist. •Think of what these fellows are doing for '. literature and for the advance of culture! •; Their busy efforts impel us to ask, with -perhaps just a touch of irony: Who said 4hat American literature has grown dead, .lor second-rate, or dull? How could that :be, with the anthologists in the saddle? i : Sometimes it's pleasant to have one neighbor behind all the others in his yard '••work. For example, if Mr. X had raked ' and burned his leaves back when every- lone else was doing it, we wouldn't have ithat delightful perfume on a November • evening. •: When a boy admits that the red mark on his collar is the result of a razor nick it's a sure sign he wants to be considered adult. When he admits a little later that it's really lipstick it's a sign that he thinks he's already adult. U.S. military officials say they would not be surprised if the Russians launched a rocket to the moon on Nov. 7, anniversary of the Communist revolution. But what a surprise it would be for the man in the moon and his fellow residents. IN THE PAST One Y-efar Ago Two Peru men, Clyde E. Crow, 49, and Clifford Conger, 20, were killed Jn a two-car collision on U.S. 24 near the Cass-Miamd county line. Mrs. Agnes Downs, 1228 North Third street, »nd the Rev. Harry Rea, Young America, were appointed 3957 county jury commissioners. . Norman E. Myers, 84, a retired fawner'died. "Ten Years Ago Plans were being made to install two-way radio equipment in a third police car and a second sheriff's car. Elijah Clark, 59, of 1023 Twenty-First street, died. Christmas Seal sales had brought in $5,487 toward the goal of $6,200 Ella Wilson, 85, of Delphi, died after a long illness. Twenty Years Ago .. Sea scouts collected 735 toys to be repaired and distributed to needy children at Christmas. A son was born at St. Joseph's hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Fitzgerald, 16 East Miami avenue. . Mrs. Margaret E. Copeland 78, of 2009 Spear street, died. Fifty Years Ago Thieves stole S1.75 from the Salvation Army stand at Fourth and Market streets. A record 4,000 Christmas packages were handled in one day at the local post office Thomas Whalen,. Grass Creek, died at the age of 76. . Maud Bott was married to Fred Byers in (Joble township. • Thomas Ker.dal' of 4 Humphrey street, died At the age of 77. Drew Pearson's MERRY-GO-ROUND Tuesday Evening, December 24, 19JT. CHRISTMAS IN EUROPE Drew Pearson says: GI's ability to adjust self to surroundings is miracle of rocket age; It's Christmas—and U.S. servicemen- Santa Clauses gladden hearts ol Moroccan children; GI's must maintain war alert even during "Peace On Earth" season. NOUASSEUR, Morocco — The American soldier's ability to adjust himself to his surroundings continues to be the most modern miracle of an age which may send rockets to the moon. Here in Africa, three to five thousand miles from Washington or Wichita, Shreveport or San Bernardino, you'll see Christmas decorations and Christmas propar-a ations just a si beautiful and jusl [ as homelike as| ar.y in the above| cities. It makes no dif-I ference that the! American GI isl thousands of miles! from home or thai! he's surrounded! by a Moslem pop-1 illation that doe.?! not pay homage to" Christ's Nativity. It's Christmas —and, no matter where &I is, he's celebrating it. So. down the main street of Wheelus Air Base in Tripoli you'll see each barrack competing for the best Christmas decorations as avidly and sometimes more effectively than any community back home. Over the recreation center at Npuasseur Air Base you will see reindeer leaping toward the African horizon, and over the vehicle maintenance shop you will see a silhouette of a wrecker's truck rescuing Santa Claus. The truck has picked up Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer and is towing Santa's sleigh with other reindeer inside — a mute reminder that Nouasseur's vehicle maintenance •corps can rescue .anything. Col. Bob Hanggstrom of 'Hoboken, N. J., and Walt Hyzer of Philadelphia are a long way from home but they even make the wheels of the wrecker truck revolve and the electric-light road under Santa's sleigh twinkles here in Africa as effectively as any electrical extravaganza illuminating Times Square. Azores Get Artie Touch To me Christmas doesn't seem quite as real here in Africa as it did in Greenland last year at this time. There's no snow, no ice, no 30-below temperature or other touches of winter usually associated with Christmas. To be sure, Hanm-on Air Force Base in Newfoundland gave an Artie touch to the Azores by sending 800 Christinas trees and Lieut. Eugene Schayer of Chicago somehow managed to pack all 800 into one plane. Actually, however, it was in palm- studded desert country quite similar to this Africa that Christ was born, so Christmas here should come much nearer to reproducting the physical surroundings of that day when Joseph and Mary traveled to Bethlehem nearly 2,000 years •ago. Donkeys similar to Joseph's are still one of the most important carriers in Africa, and not far from here is a camel mart where another respected beast of burden is traded like old cars at home. In contrast, great Globemasters come swooping down on^fhe modern runways which American ingenuity has placed in the dessert, carrying everything from jeeps to airplane engines. In contrast, also, jet bombers and fighters roar out at dawn for target practice not far from the area where the wise men hailed the birth of Jesus- with the hope that peace on earth had come to men. The American soldier who is maintaining and operating these weapons of war in contradiction to the hope that Christ cherished for mankind would prefer not to be doing what he is doing. He wou'.d rather be home. However, as noted above, he has an amazing ability to adjust himself to any surroundings and this Christmas he will be able to participate in community pageants, church services, and entertainment as whole-hearted as any back home. He will partake of a turkey dinner as good .as any at home. Further, if he lives off base, he will have to pay only 70 cents for that dinner. If he lives on the base, he gets it free. And, because the American soldier, whether he reads the bible or not, has an inherent sense of what Christmas is all about, he has gone out of 'his way in these distant lands to help the people of these lands. For some weeks the air patrol at Nouasseur has been putting the "touch" on everyone from the base commander down to finance Christmas celebrations at Moroccan orphanages. For months they (have been busy collecting old toys, repainting and repairing' them for children in the near-by Moroccan towns. Other air units are doing the same. I watched one Christmas party given at the Nouasseur Air Force hospital for 80 French and Moroccan orphans by the hospital corps. A burly sergeant led a little French girl to the chow line and heaped her plate with Christmas goodies. Three orphans all tried to hang on to the hand of line chief sur.geon as he led them into the mess hall. A Negro airman led a six-year-old Moroccan boy who looked longingly at the •toy-laden Christmas tree, his eyes bulging. Another boy slipped a-, way from an awkward sergeant who was trying to act the role of mother, then scampered back for a closer look at the tree. The hospital mess hall was crowded with children too excited to eat and, with their air force escorts too busy to notice, they didn't eat. Finally the pretense of eating was over and the children stood by to receive the presents which the hospital personnel had purchased for each and every one of them. They stood bashful and timid in the presence of such unaccustomed riches and their eyes sparkled as they unwrapped those riches. Then they went home to dream of another Christmas with kindly Americans acting' as Santa Claus. MONROE POSTERS BANNED FRANKFURT, Germany (-UP)— Posters showing Marilyn Monroe in a form-fitting dress with a plunging neckline have Jo e e n banned by authorities in two German cities, German film distributors said today. The city of Osna- brueek said the posters were "shocking." The city of Muenster ruled the posters were "not acceptable for a city that, is the seat of a bishopric," according to the distributors. A Lot Of Teachers ANN ARBOR, Mich. - The University of Michigan awarded 15,958 teachers' certificates from January, 1892 to June, 1956. Names of the graduates were gathered by the 75th anniversary committee for a special celebration. LAFF-A-DAY IJ-2* Angelo Potfi Child Needs Daily Routine All nature is set to rhythm and children respond to it cordially. The rhythm we apply to children is usually governed by the clock. We set a bedtime and keep to it. We set mealtimes and, if we are wise, rest and recreation time; •and for the older children, study time. This sets a certain rhythm in the child's mind and body and •tie feels happy and comfortable, when it is followed regularly. It is important when training young children to haive them do the same thing at the same time in the same way daily. By following this plan habits are set and habits •are an economical way of doing all necessary things. Once a plan, a home or school routine is established it must not be broken unless there is a compelling cause. Of course there must always be space for living but that can be set in the daily rhythm as easily as anything else. • The school program is established for these reasons. The attendance and punctuality that the pupils are forced to observe are basic to the rhythm that needs to be set in the child's mind and body. All this sounds rather monotonous. It might be to an adult but it is a comforting and assuring element in the child's life. The daily routine provides a monotonous variety. Dinner always comes at a certain hour but it is not the same dinner every time. Reading lesson comes at the same time daily but the story is different. Interest is Iield by the variety of experiences •while the familiar routine of the • day allows the child to feel that his world is to be trusted and the people in it are its supporting pillars. All is well with the rising and setting of each day's sun. When the routine is broken the children are unhappy^ Every mother knows the effect'of the ending of the school year. Unless another rhythm is set at once the children are irritable, unco-op- erative and at loose ends. When a child's bedtime, or his mealtimes, . 3iis daily nap are off schedule there is likely to be trouble. Baby is cross! Runabout Toby cries with- . out reason! Junior has a headache! A daily routine established for the children will create a pleasant atmosphere in the house. It will keep order and maintain discipline. It will lessen the hurry-scurry breakfast time as the day starts. It will keep the whole family in' better moods and healthy atti- 1 tudes. It will help to set habits that will make life easier for the children in the years to come. * * * Not only is your voice important, so is your conversation, as Dr. Palri explains in his leaflet F-21. •'How To Talk To Baby." 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, (Released by The Bell Syndicate, Inc.) QUOTES FROM NEWS By UNITED PRESS WASHING-TON — President Eisenhower declaring Russia's attitude has alternated between "threat and blandishment" while he remained ready to try to "reduce world tensions": "To'bring about such an easing of tension, we believe that clear evidence of Communist integrity and sincerity in negotiations and in action is all that is required." WASHINGTON — Secretary o£ State John Foster Dulles on why he filled in Generalissimo Francisco Franco of Spain on the NATO summit meeting; "I felt that General Franco, by the contribution that his government was making to the defense' of Europe, had clearly entitled himself to that kind of informa- ', tion." TAIPEI, Formosa - Mrs. Anna Chennault, 34-year-old second Chinese wife of Maj. Gen. Claire L. Chennault of Flying Tiger fame, denying her 67-year-old husband is dying of cancer of the lung: "My husband definitely is not dying because of cancer. His case is very hopeful. I'm sure they can do something for him." Record Year for Spending, Saving, „ Investing Money WASHINGTON'(.UP) — Government reports show that Americans spent, saved and invested more money during most of this year than during the same period of 1956. However, the government said its figures covered only the first six to nine months of this year. During the last three months, there have been signs of a possible recession. The Commerce Department said Americans in the first half of 1957 acquired liquid assets —.savings, securities and insurance — at an annual rate of 26% billion dollars, a 13 per cent increase over 1956. Moreover, it said personal savings were "generally well maintained" during the second half of the year despite declines in personal income. INDIANAPOLIS MAN KILLED WRIGHTSTOWN, N.J. (UP)— Air Force Capt. Carl Henry Anderson, 30, Indianapolis, was killed iMonday night when he lost control of his sports car on a curve and crashed into a telephone pole. He was dead on arrival at the Fort Dix Army Hospital. Says Russia's Submarine Force World's Largest GROTON,. Conn. (UP) — Vice Adm. Frank T. Watkins, commander of the ~anti - submarine defense force of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, said today Russia's ' submarine force "is the largest the world has ever seen." Watkins, speaking at the commissioning of • the U.S.S. Skate, the world's first hunt-and-kill type atom-powered submarine, said the Russian sub force "is the greatest threat to'our control of the sea." He said the Soviet fleet has been designed to "sever our lines of sea communications with our Allies and to prevent us from projecting and maintaining our military forces over the seas." Watkins said the United States must meet this force by designing every ship in the Navy bo play a part in submarine warfare. PHAROS-TRIBUNE e IW, KINO nuTUua INDICATE. IK. WOULD MOHTS Rtmvux "Madelaine! Let me tafce you away front all this!**' dlnna, »mOfl ncr year. All mall «iib«crjp'tlon» payable In adTtmce. No mall »ubitcrlptlon» «old wlier« carrier icrvlc* In maintained, neportcr i-.lnhll.hu] ISO. 114 Pharoi extnbUiilicd 1888 _.~f'ffl'JS]^&r x s_ ' 1844 Tribune efttabUihed <B^|||gJfllEr> ^]^gB||gg Journal r.tnhll.lit,! PpMl.hed dull? except Saturday and holidays by Pharo.-Trlbone Co., Inc., ff!7 Etafft fironilivay, Iiognnnport, Indiana, entered n» second dun* mutter at tlie pii»t office at Locnniport. Ind., under tie vet of Rljtrc.h rf, 1870, MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OB 1 CIRCULATIONS AND UNITED PRESI PHAROS-TRIBPira National Adver*l«ln«- RepraentatfTM ap«r Repre*eatatlvM Walter Winchel) Broadway and Elsewhere Christmas and Kids The jingling jollity of the holiday is best expressed by the laughter of children, their enthusiasm for a cw toy and their silvery voices lending enchantment to carols. Of course,! the nicest pcoplc| in the world are kids. They arel not only nice, bull very, very, wisvl FDR once con-[ ceded that liisl young neplicw f gave him thel most memorable I lesson in shrewd 1 diplomacy. Thejj youngster had delayed until March to thank his uncle for a Christmas gift. His note stressed liis delight with the present and concluded with a wily apology: "I'm sorry I didn't thank you for my present before." It- would serve me right if you forgot ray birthday next Thursday." The traditional amicable relations between Mister and Miss - Smallfry and Mister Jolly Holioho are the inspiration for countless whimsical tales. The following is a sampling of chuckle-worlfly missives hopeful tots have dispatched to Santa ... An 8-ycar-old doll wrote: "I have one sister and my dog downstairs had twelve .puppies. Give him a 3ior.se. I have a cat upstairs and have you sometime for the cat. We need people for the Christmas tree, 2 can spell Constantinople." Another darling relayed a breathless confession to the North, Pole: "I'm a fairly good girl. I am very good for Mother and Daddy sometimes. I'm going to try and be very good until Christmas. P. S.: Please hurry." A candid young correspondent sent this communique: "All our family's money is going this year to buy another sister to play with. My brother and me like toys better." We live by our imagination as well as our intellect. The scope of a child's vision has a touching simplicity and thoughtful significance . . .During World War II, Londoners endured the most dreary Yulctide in their history. It was the time when the city was ripped and bumcd by the blitz. In one air-raid shelter a youngster said her prayers. Her words inspired misty-eyes among those vho listened. After repeating the customary "Now I lay me down to sleep," she added: "And God, please protect Mummy and Daddy from those Gentian bombs. And do, dear God, take care of Yourself—because if anything happens to You, we're sunk." Ironically, the elders who are responsible for the education of children have so much to learn from them. Youngsters are inti. malely acquainted with the meaning of love—and communicate' it —long before they master the ability to speak. They perform the miracle of seeing Paradise by looking into their hearts . . . The foregoing is delightfully exemplified by the story of the Sunday school teacher who sought to impress her students with the precepts symbolized by the holiday. Later the pupils were requested to (ill out a routine questionnaire. 'One query: "Who will always know where you are?" A little boy answered it by writing simply: "God." The poignancy of a child's simple faith is always enchanting. Another tiny sweetheart once serenely informed her teacher: "I'm drawing a picture of God. It will be my Christmas present for you" . . . The teacher asked: "But how do you know what God looks like?" . . . The youngster logically explained: "That is why I am drawing Him, I want to find out." In a gayer—and more irreverent mood — there's the classic about Miss Cuticpie who was lectured by a Sunday school teacher that being good was more important than being beautiful. Confident that her message had penetrated, the teacher turned to one bright, uplifted face and inquired: "Mary, what would you rather be—beautiful or good?" There were no doubts in Mary's mind. She promptly responded: "I'd rather be beautiful—and repent." The encounters between department store Santas and children, have resulted in some merry moments. Mister Kringle once listened to a lengthy recital of requests by an ambitious tot and assured her he would do his best to-fulfill her requirements. Before she departed Santa handed her a bright red apple . . . "What do you want Santa .to do now?" her mother inquired. The moppet snapped' "Peel it!" Undoubtedly, the most amazing request experienced by a department store Santa took place in Macy's last year. The incident definitely established the tremendous influence of the nuclear age. A tot toddled over, perched himself on Santa's knee and proceeded to tell him what he desired most for Christmas: A Geiger counter. And this year they're probably demanding Sputniks. Mary Martin writes lhat her most exciting Christmas happened when she was 8-years-old. She received the gift she wanted: Boxing gloves. She immediately pulled on the gloves, walked up to the nearest little boy (her weight) and belted him in the mouth. Mary knocked out two front teeth and her parents compelled her to hang up her gloves forever. However, she grew up to be a champion. A* a star, she's a knockout. Of course, kids derive more delight from toys than misers find in gold. There have been some unusual repercussions when the Big Day arrives. One youngsler found a pin cushion among her other gifts on Christmas morning. The little girl then placed the following note next to the fireplace: "Dear Santa: Thank you very mnch for your presents. And I always wanted a pin cushion, although not very much." A more candid and realistic appraisal was made by a littlo guy who woke up and announced: "Is this Christmas morning? If it ain't, I washed my socks for nothing." Then there's the one about the child who received an unbreakable toy for Christmas. There was only one thing wrong with it, the harassed mother eventually learned. The tot used the unbreakable toy to break all his other toys. Among Heywood Broun's memorable colyums were his Yuletide essays. He concluded one of them •with: A child was asked if he believed in prayers. The youngster nodded. Then he was questioned: "Docs God answer all your prayers?" , After a moment's thought he firmly replied: "Of course. Kt answers them one way or another." The classic letter to Virginia emphasizes that Santa is no mere •whimsical apparition. The truth is this jolly and ingenious symbol has roots in reality. He is love and kindness and happiness. All of these qualities are real. Without them, human life would I'-ave no meaning. Children who believe in Santa believe in something that's real and wonderful. And most parents want their children to have faith in The Jolly One—since they believe in the happiness o£ children. RED AIR FARES DOWN LONDON (UP)—Radio Moscow said Monday Soviet airline fares will soon bea s low as those on the railways. A broadcast said increasing use of new types of aircraft would soon bring air fares down. It said some fares were reduced 12 per cent from last year and as much as 40 per cent oil some northern Siberian routes. FRENCH BOOST AUTO PRICE PARIS CUP)—Two of France's major automobile manufacturers today hiked prices on all models, blaming the increase on the rising costs of raw materials. Renault and Citroen announced price increases averaging 4 to 5 per cent. HUBERT "Kaw, I'm not REALLY Santa Glaus—I live over on Maple Avenue!"

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