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Thursday Evening, November 14, 195T. THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE PROGRAM • FOR LOGANSPORT 1. An AdtquaU Civic Cantet 2. An Adequate Sewage Diipoial Syttom 3. Suffiicent Parking Faci!itie» Drew Pearson's MERRY-GO-ROUND :j The Seaway Tolls -•'. Construction of the St. Lawrence Sea-Iway project has been going forward at "- - a good pace. It appears that the new ship- :'-pir.g route will get into full-scale opera- -.'tion in 1959, as scheduled.-This is natu- " Irally gratifying to those who fought for '.' the project during many years past. J : ' Backers of the project are less cheer- 'ful, however, about one obstacle which ' ; : still blocks the full realization of their T- dream. This is the matter of tolls. ;'• The problem is a tricky one because •'.'tolls must be neither so high as to dis- -: courage use of the Seaway nor so low as ^ -to fail to meet its cost within a reason: -able time. The problem is complicated by •:the fact that many millions of dollars : ;:have been added to the cost of the pro- /••ject since it got under way. :-' Another possibly complicating factor " :is the current move to transfer the Sea-:-way project from the Army to the De- • partment of Commerce. Sen. Charles E. ' -Potter of Michigan opposes this: transfer •"-on the grounds that it would delay a de: icision on tolls. He also fears that placing -'- the Seaway under the aegis of the Com- 5-merce department might make it easier .'Hfor the railroads, traditional foes of the \ 'project, to get Seaway tolls fixed at such j^-high levels that'business would be driven •>••'away. *: Senator Potter's fears may be exag- -''gerated. However, there is reason to sup:.-pose that the matter of tolls could be : : settled more quickly under present cir;-. cumstances than would be the case if the -"project were transferred to the Com- --merce department. Even if it seems logi- ;'.-':cal that Commerce should have control '"over the Seaway after its completion, -•'there is no hurry about the transfer. The - -public interest might best be served by '". ; holding up the transfer until toll levels ; -have been established. l -: : France Founders ''••; Since the end of World'War II a num- 5 " : ber of able and intelligent men have '• .headed the government of France: Yet, •' hampered by the French system of gov- •: ernment, they have been unable to ac- complish their programs. Scarcely is a premier insta.lled when - " the question is asked, "How long will he '.'• "last?" The inevitable and accurate an'.. "'swer is, "Not long." The first eontrover- '. sial issue on which a premier is called to ' - act is usually his downfall. " • The sad fact is that the present sys: " tern of government in France ^seemingly . '-has no room for leaders who want to ' --lead. Although some measure of contmu- ''-ity has been maintained in foreign policy, -.'" domestic problems worsen, and hope for ':. an adequate solution of these problems '. • dims with passing time. ••': West Germany, defeated in the war "•'-•and bankrupt when the fighting ended, -.'•has come almost all the way back on the /••road to recovery. This in large measure " : 'may be credited to positive leadership. '•'..Yet this leadership has given the Ger: .man people the greatest degree of per- '•'sonal freedom they have ever enjoyed. :'- Reforms are overdue in France. Un• "-less they are made, the future of that : ':-great country is dark indeed. The present •"'state of affairs is only a little better than : : -anarchy. This is dangerous for France ••• and for the rest of the world. '.'I- In an age when freedom everywhere ''•'•is in danger the world can little afford 1 : :to have a nation with the French her- :"'itagff of liberty foundering for want of --leadership and refusing to permit leaders ; Mo function to the full extent of their I abilities. IN THE PAST GRINDING IT DOWN One Year Ago Caleb J Owen, route 4, accepted a job in Puerto Rico as a market consultant for the government. ,, . \bout 650 parents took part in the third annual Parents' Night program at Logansport high school. • j. , James G. Holt, 1903 Michigan avenue, died Charles A. Brook, 72, died at his daughter's home in Monticello. Drew Pearson says: Assistant President Sherman Adams is expected to bow out; Scchairman balks at telling Congress about Sherman .Adams; He won't even loan sleno to Congressional probe. . '•• WASHINGTON — Don't be surprised if still another member of the famed "Eisenhower teamV stops out of harness in the not to'o distant future. He is "Assistant President" Sherman Adams, one of the most powerful, men in Wash- 'ington. Adams is powerful because of Eisenhower absenteeism and delegation of authority. As a "esult relations wit!' Congress, contact; with every sigencj of government except the State Department operate through Adams. ' Every cabine 1 . member excep John Foster Dull es is asked U stop in Adams' of fice after a talk with the President and dictate a memo regarding the points he took up with Ike and what was agreed to. For, in the long run, it's Adams •who carries out any commitments made by the President — or in . some cases re-verses Presidential commitments. The top assistant to any President is important, but never in the years I have covered Washington has any man been given such leeway in the White House as the dry, efficient, square-dancing ex- governor of New Hampshire. However, Adams is now being- made the scapegoat For missile- satellite failures, has rubbed Vice, President Nixon the wrong way, and -has pulled wires wholesale in the independent agencies. If the moulder watchdog' committee ever gets the files from these commissions, supposed to be quasi-judicial, independent agencies, it will be seen that, instead of answering the will oE the people, they have been answering the will of Sherman Adams. So, along with other members of the pala-ce guard dominating the Washington scene for five years, the tight-lipped, efficient, square-' dancing assistant president is expected to leave Washington quietly for the pine-forested hills of New Hampshire. j^te _ it js rumored around the White House that Alger Chapman, a Dewey partner, will replace Adams. When contacted by this column. Chapman said no one around the White House had talked to him. Edward N. Gadsby, the Boston laweyr who now heads the Securities and Exchange Commission, doesn't like to be investigated by Congress. His job is to investigate ,Wall Street, to see whether it's on the- up-and-up. But he just doesn't like having Congress investigate laim to see whether his commission's on the up-and-up. When the Moulder committee tried to ascertain whether SECom- missioners had received any favors from corporations they are supposed to regulate, chairman Gadsby really reared back on his back bay dignity. • Joe Con'.'.on, investigator for the Moulder watchdog committee, bad previously asked SECommissioners for a list of all correspondence between the SEC arid the White House and with members o£ Congress. . He was looking, among other things; for the hand that ropks the SEC cradle — Sherman Adams. For in Washington it's said: "The Adams hand that rocks the cradle is mightier than the Eisenhower hand that wields the sword." , "May I ask you, sir, whether you prepared such a list?" Con- Ion asked. "No," shrugged Gadsby. "Do you intend to prepare such a list?" asked Conlon. "No," said Gadsby. Noticing a stenographer busily taking notes, Conlon demanded: "Is there a transcript of this meeting being taken?" Gadsby replied "No," and the stenographer abruptly stopped \yriting. "If there is," continued Conlon, "I would like a copy of the remarks made." "There is no stenographer," re- Walter Winchell Broadway and Elsewhere I . : New York Heartbeat Celebs About Town: Marilyn Monroe and her husband smooching in public (stopping pavement traffic) in front of 440 East 56th Street. They dwell around the corner . . . Claudcttcl Colbert in Lindy'sl relishing corned-] beef hash . . Tab Hunter on al beauty expedition] at the Latin Q... Xavier Cugat, whcl just purchased tin I duplex pcnlhousfl atop the s w a n kl Hotel Lombardy | his permanent tc-| m[ pee. Renovating it cost him S200,- 000 . . . Tony Perkins (one of Hollywood's new big names) long-legging it north on Broadway, looking like Hank-from-Hicksville . . . Ethel Merman at Saks' 5th hosiery shopping . . Hi, gams! . . . Bob Hope, en route to Paris quipping: "Why do they call Hollywood a hick town? It's only 7'/j TWA hours •from the Broadway shows!" peated the SEC boss. "Then may we have a stenographer?" suggested Conlon. "I would like a stenographer." "We don't provide that sort of thing," barked Gadsby. "With an appropriation of $300,000, I think they can provide their own' stenographer," broke in SEC counsel Dan McCauley. "Perhaps we should adjourn until I can get a stenographer, and we can meet tomorrow," offered Conlon. "I don't know whether the commission will be willing to meet you tomorrow," snorted Gadsby. "The commission is not going to submit to an inquisition." Still No Stcno The House investigator wer.t on with his questioning. Soon the stenographer started writing again. "Sir," interrupted Conlon impatiently, "are notes being taken of. this meeting?" Gadsby signaled the girl to stop writing, "No," he replied again. Finally, Conlon requested permission to examine the commis-' sioners' official files. "You're not going to see-the letters to my wife!" bristled Gadsby. "I don't want to see the letters to your wife," patiently explained the investigator. "I would like to see your correspondence to the executive and Congress relating to cases." "You're not going fo see my files!" repeated the SEC chairman.. "I'm not going to show you anything!" "Well, sir, what in.your statutes gives you more right to withhold information than the CAB?" COB- lon inquired. "I'm not going to answer that!" snapped Gadsby. That ended the meeting. Note: Gadsby apparently figured he could get away with defying the . 'committee because' of his close friendship with the committees senior Republican, Congressman. John Heselton of Massachusetts. The two were roommates at Amherst. • ' KILLED IN CRASH MARIETTA, Ga. (UP) - Mrs. Marie Reynolds, 68, Fort Wayne, Ind., was killed and her husband and a neighbor sustained minor injuries in a traffic accident near here Wednesday. State police said a car driven by Reynolds went out of control, causing a house trailer he was pulling to jackknife. Both vehicles then overturned. Ten Years Ago Plans for a city ice skating rink at Riverside park were announced by Mayor Leland Smith. Retired teachers were guests of the Logansport Teachers Federation at an Education Week dinner in St. Lute's church. Mr. and Mrs. George B. Kilmer, of route 4, Monticello, celebrated' their 50th wedding anniversary Mary Agnes Trainer, 2129 Murdoek street, was married to Robert Howard, 1130 Nineteenth street. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Louis Vitello, of 2131 Wright street, at St. Joseph's hospital. Twentv Years Aqo Mr. and Mrs. Amos Mustard, 816 Helm street, . became the parents of a girl at Cass county hos- .pital. They paid their bill with 450 dimes they •had saved for the .event. -. Lincoln junior high' school's basketball team beat Royal Center in the first game of the season., 27-2. Three area persons were injured in a head-on collision two miles west of Peru on route 24. The Tattler, Logansport high school's yearbook, went on sale at the school. Fifty Years Aqo Pranksters blew a large quantity of snuff into the air at the Dixie theater in Delphi, causing a mass outbreak of sneezing. The new Nelson theater was scheduled "to open on Nor. 25. LAFF-A-DAY Angelo Pofrri Child Needs Our Planning, Consideration Of course everybody is for children. Everbody. How is it pos- sibe then that so little provision is made for their growth, education and general well-being? Recently I read an account of a great housing development, the pride of its builders. Newly formed families went there in preat numbers and children were born there. Now those children need schools, space tq play, room to grow up in and all of this is as scarce as .the proverbial hens' teeth. Developers, housing concerns of all sorts, know they build for families yet-so little room is provided for the children sure to come to. those families. Such provision' is 'disregarded or sldmped, so that it hardly matters. It ssems to' me 'that "the householders ought to be the first to attend 'to -this. They,. the parents, are the ones w(ho make such •housing necessary, so they should liave'a ' voice in the provisions made for them, .but as far as I can see, they say nothing about such things as space for the children. • ' In the beginning .the little ones stay close to home. Then they suddenly are grown to, where they •want some place to play ball, ride bikes, swim in a pool, hold meetings and get-togethers of all sorts. "And there is no place to go. The. parents wonder how 'all '-his came about. They begin to worry but what can they',do? Move? Some do; and find a more spacious house with a bit of play space nearby or in the-back yard. But for most moving is out of the question. The house isn't paid for yet.. Money doesn't stretch much these days, Look at the schools. Almost every, town needs either new ones or additions to the ojd ones, but how about .money? And the taxes? Roads are built, cars are manufactured to run on them. AH sorts of goods are made and sold for money. But schools for the children (children spoken of as the nation's first asset), are still to be built. They are talked of. Some are even on paper. But schools are very substantial affairs' and they do cost a lot, so the children wait. Another pressing matter. We have, especially 'in the- larger cities, a group of children unable to meet, the demands' of our society either in education, ordinary living with others, common• place co-operation • with anybody. They are causing trouble - in school and on the streets and there is no place to put them for rehabilitation, or training, or segregation from normal children. Camp schooJs are the best solution but we are being told they cost too much. This is a matter for parents and teachers to take over with their votes. It is their business. U. S. Paces Russ For Economic Supremacy—Weeks WASHINGTON (UP) — Commerce Secretary Sinclair Weeks said today that the United States is "far ahead" of Russia in the race for economic supremacy and "let none ever guess wrong on this point." . But he said that the emphasis now must be "on less butter and more guns" in view of Russia's military and scientific advances. "We have the stamina to keep that lead," Weeks told some 1,200 leaders of industry, labor, agriculture and the professions at the opening session of a two-day conference of the National Defense Executive Reserve. Members of the reserve, drawn from all parts of the nation, undergo periodic training in defense mobilization planning and procedures. "The American economy can support massive defense and a peace - waging foreign policy," Weeks said. He urged his audience to support a government budget "adequate for national security." He indicated that the administration will try to offset expected increases in defense spending by cutting down on non - defense spending. - •• He said the budget should "not only reflect necessary defense and mutual security requests but also the curtailment of'some less essential programs not in the defense area." ' Sallies In Our Alley: At Town Ac Country two show-gels gabbed about the published list of America's 76 multi-millionaires . . . "Which one would you like to marry?" inquired one Doll . . . "Who's," giggled tlie oilier, "She oldest?" . . . With aU the publicity about the rfawg in Sputnik- Tommy Leonetti assumes Lassie •will fire her press agent. Midlown Vignette: Broad-wayfarers are talking about a well known cad-about-lown who shuddered at the tliawt of having only one woman in his life ... One smitten .gal told him her folks kept asking when lie was going to marry her . . After two years of stalling, she 'got him to name the day and church ... But the coward got out of it again . . . The lad so fearful of-marriage—bravely went to a hospital and had an appendix operation ... For a year he told the Poor Thing he kept having relapses . . . She finally wearied of waiting. Memos of a Midnigbter: Although wills arc not made public in France, they say Christian Dior died almost broke. Despite his ninety "G" annual income from Boussac . . . Sinatra paid over 4 million for two new Constellations which he leased to Eastern . . . Bob Christenbcrry's balm for being defeated for Mayor; Postmaster of New York? . . . MGM reportedly dropped 400 more people last week . . . Correction: The name of the lucky man Virginia Barnes weds Satdee is Peter Hussey, a Britisher . . . SOth's Broadway staff can expect scads of kidding from Navy people, who must shudder at the current "Kiss Them for Me" adverts in the papers. Cary Grant wears a Lieut. Commander's 2!< stripes (on his shoulders) and a Chief Petty Officer's cap! Carlo, the Chateau-Madrid song star, belongs in the swank saloons . . . The Birdland crowd think thrush Trudy Richards may be bat.oneer Charlie Barnett's llth bride . . . Musette boss J. Zell's definition of a Broadway agent: "One willing to buy 90 percent of an actor's temper, tantrums, taunts and talk for only 10 percent of his Take.'" . . . Tempos Sure Do Fugit: Mickey Mouse it now 29 years old. v Cast of Characters: Guy Lorn- bardo and his brothers who "adopted" Mother Dorscy, who lost her sons last year . . . TWA Chairman of the Board Warren Lee Pierson, who has thruc SOURS making the Tin Pan Alley rounds . . . Shelley Winters, who threatened to wear black while her bridegroom, actor Anlhony Franciosa, docs JO days in a coast clink for blowing his top and slugging a press photogger . . John Alderman, who impressed a booking agent while emoting at Laic's drama school. Tlie nciv- comcr agonized through dozens of audition readings bidding for a Broadway Break ... He finally was reworded ... He plays a mute in Saroyan's "Cave Dwellers." New York Scene: It happened the other midnight at one of the popular jazz joynts . . . Eighteen mean-sgers suddenly staged a donnybrook . . . They flug glasses, crockery" and fists; turned over chairs and tables—belting managers, bus-boys, waiters, etzct . . . Everybody was slugged . , . Except the ultra cool combo on the stand . ... They kept playing .their weird off-beat tunes . . . Finally, one manager yelled to the band chief: "Play the Star Spangled Banner!" . . . They segue'd into the only Anthem they know: "How High the Moon" . . . Stopping the scrap. A child who cannot read properly often has trouble with other studies too, because he does not understand what he' reads. How parents can help their child is outlined by Dr. Patri in leaflet Ask Changes In System Of Education WASHING-TON (UP) — Two Cabinet officers have called Tuesday for "important changes" in the nation's education systems to meet both the challenge of Russian science and the needs of a changing U.S. economy. Marion B. Folsom, secretary of. health, education and welfare, and James P. Mitchell, secretary of labor, spoke Tuesday before a meeting of more than 100 educators and government . educational experts. They were called together by the Labor Department to discuss means of improving education in light of the nation's' economic growth. Folsom said all the stress in changing education programs must not be placed on technical studies, but he said "we are not giving' anything like as much mathematics and science as we should" today. Folsom said a larger portion of the national income must go into education • with "a little less chrome, a few less country clubs, more classrooms and teachers." Mitchell asked for consideration particularly of counseling and educational programs for children in t farm areas. He said that by 1965, when one fourth of the present school population will have joined • the working force, there will be a further decline in farm jobs and a substantial increase in professional, management, clerical and craft jobs. P-31, "Poor Readers;" To obtain a copy, send 10 cents in coin to him, c/o this paper, P. 0. .Box S9, Station. G.'New York 19, N. Y. (Released by The Bell Syndicate, Inc.) Bigtown Sideshows: The oth Avenue crowds gaping at the pre-historic jungle in the 58th Street toy store windows. Life-sized lions, tigers, 15 foot stuffed dinosaurs and a pterodactyl soft enough to cuddle. iFor the Kiddeez???) . . . The Totem Pole at the Museum of Modern Art. Its bright .paint wind-chip- 1 ped, it stands bleak sentinel duty . over the jaded greenery' of the Museum's lithe birch trees . . . The Public Library- at 42nd and 5th brilliantly illumined by a thousand electric moons . . . The out-of- towners pilfering flowers from the 5th Avenue corner posy-boxes . . . Americans, Go Home! Broadway Beeps: Marcelle Easton (she. played the role of Bonnie Blue, dghtr of Clark Gable in "Gone With The Wind") is now a United Airlines stewardess . . . Edith Roosevelt (grandghtr of Teddy) ar.d society's Orniondede Kay, Jr., had that romantic stare at the Miramar ... . The price of night clubs and cafes have skyrocketed because it's almost impossible to acquire a new hooch license. Even places losing money want a mint . . . Latvian thrush Astrid Neilson (she was linked romantically with many a millionaire) married a theological student in Nebraska . . . Kitty De The Orchid Garden: Kay Armen's new Decca "Ha, Ha, Ha," a large click in Manhattan . . . Roy Hamilton's powerful pipes belting "All of a Sudden My Heart Sings" . . . Nat (King) Cole's next album-hit: "Just One of Those Thir/gs" with Billy May's crew . . . John Graham's book of poetry, "Children of Treason" . . . Stefan Lorant's "Lincoln, A Picture Story of His Life," due from Harper's on the 27fch. Stagedoor: The whispers that Sidney Chaplin may exit "Bells Arc Rinsing" because ol the situation with former uh-lmhncy Judy Holliday, the hit's star, arc debunked hy the management which reminds one & all Chaplin has a run-of-lhc-play deal . . . They tell you to snub Hie legend about actress Barbara Bel Geddcs being actor Don Taylor's true love "because she has a husband in Erie and she's Phyllis Avcry's (Mrs. Taylor's) best friend" . . . Roberta Hayncs and Walter Gordon (an Arthur Murray exec) swapped hearts . . . Elvis Presley's girl- list includes a charming Sunday school teacher named Helen Anderson . . . Frances Farmer's current Mr. Special is writer Howard Bell . . . Giselc MacKenzie says there's no No. 1 guy in her life any more . , . Tennessee Williams rushed money to Dublin io bail out the cast of his "Rose Tattoo." All were clinked, including a charwoman, who was mopping up ttic stage when the law arrived, Sounds in the Night: At The Little Club: "Boy, this weather .sure is a flulu" ... At Lindy's: "Talent's like sex. Never goes outta style" ... At Hotel Delmonico: "What 'l like about Broadway is that it's open all night" ... At the Embers: "The thing I love about mink is that it's so easy to pronounce." GERMANS ENROUTE TO U.S. BONN, Germany (UP) The crew for the new German navy's first destroyer is en route to the United States to take over the U.S.S. Anthony, it was announced today. The ship, loaned to the Bundesmarine by the'U.S. Navy, will joint the German fleet in January after a shakedown cruise of several weeks from its present home port of Charleston, S.C. 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