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Logansport, Indiana
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Thursday, June 27, 1957
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Thursday Evening, June 27, 1057. THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE PROGRAM FOR IOGANSPORT 1. Ail Adiquoti Civic Cenltr 1. An Adtqunti S«wage Diiposal Syitrni I. Jufliiont Parking Facilitiii Advice for Worriers The National Association of Mental Health has come forward with, some good advice for people who suffer from tensions—that is to say, for almost all of us. A booklet published by the group points out that a certain amount of tension is helpful in some situations, and that reaching for a tranquilizer is by no means always the best solution. The conditions of life in our complex society make a certain amount of tension from time to time almost inevitable. Life for most of us is not placid but consists of a series of challenges and perhaps aggravations. These tend to build up worries and tensions. Dr. George S. Stevenson, author of the mental health group's booklet, argues that such tensions should be dealt with intelligently. There is nothing particularly new in his advice, but it is sound and well worth repetition. For one thing, Dr. Stevenson Bays, worry should not be bottled up within one. It should be talked out, if possible; the mind should be diverted, too—with a book, a movie, a brief trip— to give it some relief from concentrating on worries. Anger can be worked off by games or physical activity, even by such a mundane thing as cleaning out the garage or hoeing the onions. Dr. Stevenson also advises us to give in occasionally, take one thing at a time, do something for others, recognize that all human beings have faults tha: must be allowed for. This is a sound approach. It is based on the idea that individuals can do much about their own mental health, just as they can do much to keep themselves physically fit. Pills and nostrums are no guarantee of physical health. By the same token, tranquilizer pills do not get at the root of worries, tensions and other common mental ailments. Non-Skid Ice The days of slipping on the ice may soon be over. So thinks Prof. Charles L. Hosier, Jr., of Pennsylvania State University, who has just received a three- year grant of $11.000 from the National Science Foundation. Hosier believes, from his investigations, that ice is slippery because of a film thicker at temperatures near the melting point than at lower temperatures. It is already known that when the thermometer goes down to 40 or 50 de-. grees below zero, the ice is not slippery. Perhaps, thinks Hosier, certain chemicals may be added which would neutralize or remove this film. If so, ice-covered roads and sidewalks could be treated to prevent slippery driving or walking. If the present investigation succeeds, one of the chief dangers associated with winter may be removed. IN THE PAST One Year Ago Former Secretary of Agriculture Claude Wickard of Camdcn was nominated as the Democratic candidate for U.S, Senator. Lt. Gov. Harold Handlcy made a bid for the support of the Cass and Fulion county delegates to the state GOP convention in a joint dinner meeting here. Otto Swarat, 73, died at his home on Lake Shofer. Paul Prelser was installed as president of the Walton Lions club, succeeding James Hall. Ten Years Ago Max Chambers, Jackson township farmer, was appointed trustee of Jackson township by the county commissioners after the resignation of Robert Klepfcr, Cecil Etnire, 55, of 224 Went Linden avenue, expired. Death claimed Clyde Baxter, 712 East Broadway, at the St. Joseph hospital one day before his sixty-fourth birthday. Mrs. Ethel Knyart, 50, of route 1, Kewanna, died at the Cass county hospital. Born to Mr. and Mrs. William Lytle, Walton, a daughter, at th e St. Joseph hospital. A son was born at the St. Joseph hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Stamper, route 1, city. Twenty Years Ago Miss Jonnie Burns, 05, a teacher in the Mon- tlccllo schools for 45 years, died today at Lafayette. Miss Marion Elizabeth Mortis, city, was injured slightly when .she was involved in an automobile accident at Las Vegas, New Mexico. Benjamin Harpster, 8(1, of Loiters Ford, passed away at the home of his only son, William. Nat Ross. 75, Akron farmer, was seriously injured in a farm accident. Fifty Years Ago The Miami avenue street car struck the buggy of James Gordon of Noble township on the Third street bridge. Gordon was not hurt. Harvey Barnes, who was injured in a fall from the new Elks building, is much Improved and his recovery is almost assured. Chat-lea Grant, connected with the Logansport garage until its recent sale, has taken the position M driver trf the Winficld auto. Drew Pearson'* MERRY-GO-ROUND • THE SEA PARTED, AND THEY PASSED OVER ON DRY LAND! Drew Pearson says: Newmcn face alternative of jail or trouble at the Pentagon; guided missile eontrovcrsy Illustrates newf- raan's dilemma; battle ot tycoons is behind Colonel Nickcr- son court-martial.' WASHINGTON—Ike's commission on government security has now recommended that a newsman who publishes secret data shall be jailed for five years and fined $5,000. Yet last winter when this writer voluntarily asked the Defense Department which portions of .a guided missiles- memo could or could not •be published without risk to the nation, the document was confiscated. The incident helped to touch off the current court-martial of Col. John Nickerson at Huntsville, Ala., a very fine officer whom I had never met and who ,was not the source of the secret'memo. This is why my junior partner, Jack Anderson, was originally called to Huntsville to testify. The incident also illustrates how a newsman is between Ihe devil and the deep blue sea. If he doesn't consult the Pentagon, ha may, under the new Ike-Commission rules, go to jail. If he does consult the Pentagon, his information is confiscated .and a possible source of that information court-martialed. A newspaperman has a moral obligation to keep the public informed. He especially has an obligation to inform the public regarding a weapon vital to the defense of the nation which appears to be the object of a battle by big business. The public has a right to know, for instance, when Secretary Wilson's former company, General Motors, together' with Douglas Aircraft and Bell Telephone want to control guided missile production through the Air Force; while Chrysler, rival of G.M., and Minneapolis Honeywell favor the Army's side. Against Government Production With the possibility that airplanes may fade out as weapons in favor of guided missiles, the combine that controls guided <missiles •will dominate defense production in the future. This is something that should not be a military secret. According to Colonel Nickerson, in his secret memo: "The aircraft industry, and particularly the Douglas Aircraft Co., openly oppo.se the development of any missile by a • government agency. High officials of the Douglas company have staied that Douglas Is paying particular attention to the possibility of killing off the operation at Huntsville, Ala." It was last November 26 that Secretary of Defense Wilson sided with Douglas aircraft, the Air Force, and his own former company, to rule that the army at Huntsville must quit producing the medium range ballistic missile. This put Chrysler and Minneapolis Honeywell, plus the Army, out of virtually all missile work and concentrated it with the Air Force and friends: Douglas, A. C. Sparkplug Division of General Motors, and Bel! Telephone. Deputy Secretary of Defense Donald Quartos is a former official of a Bell Telephone subsidiary. Thus Ihe batlle over guided missiles is not just old school tie football rivalry between Ihe Army, Navy, and Air Force, but a battle between big business for the control of the future weapons of the nation. Another Copy of Memo After the original copy of the Nickerson memo was confiscated by the Pentagon, a second copy was obtained from sources which must remain nameless. To illustrate some of the things the public has a right to know about, there follow some of Colonel Nickerson's conclusions: "The Wilson memorandum (banning the Army from intermediate ballistic missile production) is a broad denial to the Army of essential tools for modern warfare. The Army must be kept modern by application of modern technol- ogy'to weapons. This is partict 1 '- arly important because of the nu- ' merlcal inferiority of the L T . S. Army to the Soviet Army. "TliB Wilson memorandum is solely an expression of Air Force views backed up by Admiral Radford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The Secretary of the Army, the Army Chief of Staff, the assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Guided Missiles, and the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Development all hold strongly to the view that the Army has an urgent requirement for the 1RBM (Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile). "The Secretary of the U. S. Air Force has recently recommended in writing the discontinuance of the IRBM No. 2 (Jupiter) rogram at Huntsville, Alabama. The present Secretary of the U. S. Air Force, Mr. Donald Quarles, is one of the leading contenders for Secretary of Defense. (Since the memo was written, Quarles has become Deputy Secretary of Defense.) "The Douglas Aircraft-Bell Telephone Laboratory is urgently needed to develop a defense against the Soviet ICBM's. (Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile traveling 5,000 miles.) The Army IRBM (Intermediate range traveling 1,500 miles) is not versed in antiaircraft missiles. Douglas is not experienced in ballistic missiles. It is poor management to discontinue development of IRBM by an experienced team and take the experienced antiaircraft team needed for the anti- ICBM development and put It on the development of an IRBM. This action is evqn worse because the antiaircraft team-is not experienced in ballistic missiles. "Discontinuance of Jupiter (Army IRBM) means an ever greater over-concentration of key defense development programs in the Douglas-Bell combine. "Discontinuance of Jupiter favors commercially the A. C. Sparkplug Division of General Motors Corporation." The Nickorson memo Is long and technical. Some portions have been omitted because of involved technicalities, some because publication might be detrimental to the national security. However, the above illustrates ^the predicament a newsman faces regarding the alternative of cooperating with the Defense Departmnet or facing a jail term—as now proposed by the Ike commission on government security. • CASH IN POCKET SIOUX FALLS, S. D. - Robert Morris, 75, was brought to a hospital here from his Dell Rapids, S. D. home after it was discovered lie was suffering from malnutrition. While- going through bis clothes, hospital attendants found $2,260 in cash in his pockets. GOOD AS NEW INDIANAPOLIS — "For Sale" sign on a model "T" Ford—vintage 1925: "One Owner." LAFF-A-DAY Angelo Patri Responsible Teens Drive With Care Summertime brings a relaxed mood to grown-up people who have many cares and responsibilities. Somehow the heat seems to sap the energy one has in normal supply 'during cool weather so that one has scarcely the power to say No and hold to it against a flow of protest. That must let the bars down and give young boys and girls a chance to take the car "just for a little drive to cool off." One cannot blame a youngster for this idea. A drive in the cool evening air is a great treat. The trouble is that the drive cannot be enjoyed in. solitude. At least two must be in that car, and when two are together they must think of two more, and before the drive is well started the car is jam-full' of gay, excited youngsters. "How 'fast can she go'! Lot her out." And away they go, with hats off, the breeze blowing through the. girls' hair and everybody feeling just wonderful. All this is heaven when one is sixteen or seventeen. There is no thought of danger. When does youth think of danger? Who's a/raid? Grown-up people are afraid, because they know the danger and the consequences of a disaster to a speeding car filled with children. And children they are in this situation because of their ignorance of life's hard facts. This generation of children was born into a world where cars and planes urc commonplace and speed the watchword in every walk of life. Naturally, they accept the situation as it seems to be and take their use of a car as a. matter o[ course. It is no matter of course as we well know. These speedy machines are dangerous. Death rides the wheel, but children have no understanding of death. It cannot happen to thorn. So Uifiir ciders must take over and protect them from their ignorance. All boys and girls should be taught in the secondary schools how to use a car, taught its mechanics, taught to make simple repairs. This should be done because a car is as common a household accessory "as the kitchen stove, Weli-trulncd and taught, the adolescent driver has one loot up on the car problem. He will be fortunate also if his parents have done their share of the training and teaching so Hint they know by experience with their children, which one among them is truly responsible behind the wheel of a- car. The one proven responsible will not load a car with screaming adolescents, but will be careful, conscientious and steady in his duty. Benson Considers New Controls for Soil Bank Members WASHINGTON (UP)—Agriculture Secrc-lary Ezra T. Benson is thinking about imposing tight new controls on farmers joining the 1958 soil bank acreage reserve program. One idea before him would bar farmers who deposit part of their crop land in the reserve from increasing plantings in other areas bank. Benson told a news conference Tuesday that he would give careful study to a proposal for clamping such controls on farmers-participating in the 1958 soil bank: acreage reserve program. Under this part of the program the government pays subsidies to farmers for reducing their production of cotton, wheat, corn, rice and tobacco. Agriculture Department records for the 11157 crop season indicate that 28,000,000 acres were placed in the acreage and conservation reserves. For retiring his acreage farmers will earn government pay-, ments of nearly $800,000,000. According to another department estimate, however, total planted crop acreage was reduced only about 12,001),000 acres. Officials said some of the soil bank reduction apparently was offset by increased planting on land which was not used for crops last year. $15,000 Judgment Affirmed by Court INDIANAPOLIS (UP) — The Indiana Appellate Court Tuesday upheld an award of $15,000 damages for injuries suffered by a six- year-old girl struck by a trolley bus in Fort Wayne. The Fort Wayne Transit Co. appealed the judgment of Huntinglon Circuit Coui'L in favor of George Shomo. His daughter, Judith Kay, was struck at a Port Wayne street corner in 195:1. The bus was driven by Claude W. Wheulcr. The bus firm appealed on grounds evidence failed to prove Wheeler wa« at fault and the damages wore too high. The Appellate Court voted 7-0 to deny the appeal. Mortician Convicted On Income Tax Count INDIANAPOLIS (UP)—Federal Judge William E. Stockier late Tuesday lintid a prominent SJiol- burn mortician $12,000 and ..gave him a suspended two-year, prison' term for income tax evasion, James W. Mcllugh, 5(1, pleaded guilty to evading $11,000 in taxes during ) 950-5.'). Sleekier .said Mellugh had paid up his lax liability which amounted to $11),000, Including interest and penalties. Stockier gave Mciliigli five days to pay llio fine and court costs. Convalescent children iniiHt be uinunntl and nfso guarded atfniimt fatigue. Dr. Pnlrl'8 leaflet l'-7, "Convalescent Children," includes n Ifsi of games mid nmuKfug tilings for children to do when lliuy must lie quiet and slny In bed. To ol>- inln a copy, send 10 cents In coin to him, In cure of thla paper, P.O. Box 99, Station G, New York 19, N.Y. (Released by The Bell Syndicate, Inc.) Montgomery Word Buys Fair Stores CHICAGO (UP) — Montgomery Ward mid Co. announced it bus secured an outlet in Chicago's Loop and boosted the number ot its retail stores lo 50<l by purchasing The Fair's four department stores for $9,302,500, Ward's is the second largest mall order firm In the nation. Included in the purchase was The Fair's main department storo on State Street and three suburban, stores. PHAROS-TRIBUNE "I understand your dad's a retired submarine com* jnander." Ueporter «Mtnhllnhcd 188» Trlltnn* *HtubllHhrd 1W>7 _ _ dnlly except UnnHmy and kniiiliijm by I'ha CON-Tribune Co* Inc., B17 Emit Brnmlvriiy, Loxnuiiport, Inillnnn. Enlernd cut ••cund diuw matter •« tfc« »cj»* offl«* •< I<nK«n«por4. Intl.. u«tl*r the *ot ot March 8*. MJCMBHR AUUn lirf'HAL OV UIROULATlONll Artl> DN1TBD PIlEflV 1'HAnOS-TIUIJCNB NntloMiI A*Tertl-lmje ne»rc N *nt»Uve« Walter Winchel! Broadway and Elsewhere The Big Parade Silhouettes About Town: White House press chief James Hagerty dashing oul of the Broadway throng at 45th Street into a cab... Gene Kelly chatting with Loretta 1 Young and daugh- 1 tor at 48th and I Madison . . . The [Arthur Murrays [near the St. Mor- litz reporting that I their 450 studios Jwill gross $05 mill- lion this year . . . [Hope Hampton in- producing the Ma- Iharajah of Barocla |to the Left Bank late crowd . . . Barry Sullivan at- the Little Club after a rugged week making his tecvee films in New. England . . . Mickey Mantle and' Billy Martin chatting near the Cafe de la Paix . . . Alfred Hitchcock changing from shoes to sandals in the Chambord .checkroom . . . K;iy Kendall spending her honeymoon at La Barracca waiting for bridegroom Rex Harrison's final curtain at' "Fair Lady" down the street. . . Marilyn Monroe daintily mopping her husband's feverish brow in the sweltering crosstown traffic. Wall Street's loss. HoUywood'i gain. Sallies In Our Alley: The Lindy stay-ups were making editorial comment about the spat between Liz Taylor and Mike Todd. He has showered her with the most extravagant gifts daily since their wedding. "I can't figure out a girl," said one head-shaker, "who can get mad at a guy who takes her shopping on her honeymoon" . . . They assumed that ingrid Bergman has no broken heart over the Bombay affair "because the photos show her smiling" . . . "How can you tell?" commented a chorine. " You know what a great actress Ingrid is." Bad Break Vignette: Sibyl Bowan and Philip Coolidgc, two of the better players, have the husband-wife roles in "Visit to a Small Planet" . . . Warner's decided to send for them to play husband and wife in the forthcoming "Marjorie Morningstar" . . . What a thri]!! . . . The news had them flying on Broadway clouds . . . The comedown was agonizing . . . They hadn't been in the Warner offices more than a few moments when they were told they wouldn't do ... Both have blue eyes . . . The Technicolor film "script demands the eyes be brown. Memos of a Midnighlor: New feud is the one between legit actor Christopher Morley and columnist Art Buchwald. Because of the newsman's "type of interviews." Claire Bloom, the British actress, and Joe 1-Iyunis (the Murald 'J'rib coast man) arc another war.. He uaed remarkable restraint in keup- ing his real feelings uut of the paper . . . Martha Flowers (she play- cd Bess in "Porgy and Bess" abroad) eloped with Gordon Watkins, baritone, Monday. Honeymooning at Winston-Kalein . . . Gina Lollobrigidu's expected inia^o (any day) cost her nearly $:ioo,0()() in contracts . . . Dancer Munlyn Hall and Don Jeffreys ended Ihcir marriage at Vegas May 2lllh . . . Silent screen star Laura La Planlu's dglilr Jill becomes Mrs. Lewis Morgen on Ihe 2111 li . . . Arlcne Dahl's husband Fernando Lamas joined The Church of Life . . . Alice Brisbane, dglilr of a great editor, weds David Dows, Jr., (socialite aviation exec) Aug. Mil. New York Story: His father is part of thu famed Will) Street brokerage E, V, llulton & Co. ilo urged ' his son to join Ihu firm "und amount to .simiolhir.g" . . . The young man hail oilier plans... When he .jjol out of Ihe Marines he promised to givn up show business in 5 years "if I don't make good" . . . His first lironiUviiy job was one of the mob scene in "Inherit the Wind" ... He qnil it lo star in "Third Person," 11 flop . . . He had only u few inimlhs lo go on Ills' pledge lo ijuit "in 5 yc;ir»" when The Big Break cniiie. Playing Eugene O'Neill in "Long Day's Journey Into Night!" . . . Tim other day he was signed by 201 li Century-Fox . . , His first movie will be "A Certain Smilo" from llx; Francois Sagan best-seller . . . He Is Bradford Dillman, 27 ... Cast of Characters: Sophia Loren flew back to Italy (refusing to help exploit her new film, "Pride and Passion") for this reason: She took some snapshots of the Spanish countryside and asked one of the producing staff lo have them developed. He obliged but also sent her a bill. So she U getting even . , . Doubies, by the way. rode the mighty cannon in it. as it plunKes down a hill. Cary Gram and Sinatra arwi't thai silly . . . Doris Day's husband recenlly drilled three oil wells in Texas. The yield proved so poor ihal i! doesn't pay to take the oil oul of Ihe ground . . . Katharine Hepburn whose face is so famous, regklcr.s at hotels as Katharine Houghlon when she doesn't wish lo be bothered . . . Henry Fonda, who didn't wear a wedding ring for ills two ex-wives wears one now. Times Square Tabletalk: Judy Holliclay and Sidney Chaplin, the love interest in "Bells Are Ringing" (on a:id off stage!, will vacation together in Europe for a fortnight. Intimates are "sure' v they will not marry overseas but wire services have been alerted . . . Barbara Stanwyck'.'; warmest admirer is Stanley Barbee ... All recor.cillialion efforts flopped for MGM's Barbara Lani and aclor Alan Wells. She will file for divorce . . . Bobo Rockefeller has added an Ambassador to her list of aficionados. Panama's Ambassador Morales . . . Billy Holliday and her 3rd groom are wrestling with a familiar dccifion . . . Greenwich Village pals nrc convinced Skilch Henderson and Tiiith Michels nrc secretly wed. Did Fayc Emerson acquire a secret divorce? . . . Washington has another surprise for several Underworld names. Income tax troubles. Curtain Calls: The violins and orioles at Chez Lucie, especially Eileen Schauler and Warren Galjour. He returns from New Orleans soon . . . "Who Will It Be Af'-er Mo? via Al and Dick's Tnbb plal'.cr . , . Gone Kelly's "The Happy Road" at the Plaza . . . Ballerina Melissa Hayden on the Music Hall stage. Manhattan Murals: The now "Theater Under Die Stars" in 1he Park with midlown skyscrapers for a backdrop . . . The In'.esl of 1be Hamburger places (Il;im!>urj;er Train) on Olh in llw 50s. The counter is covered by toy train tracks on which your order ar- rive.s . . . Thn A'.lnntis tree on W. 12th with its roots in a hc6r keg and llx eyes on lh<? sky . . . Coolest spot in '.own: The Ferry Boats, s'.il! a nickel . . . The evangelist a! H'way and -15(h sporting Bermuda shorts. Broadway Chop-Chop: Vic'.or Borgc's 3 year deal wilh the Sahara (Vegas) for 4 weeks a year—means $-1:10,000 . . . This Carl Balcals (he's the editor of Sec mag) expec! their image in (lie K.-ill . . . Harold Gary of "Rosalie" gave the ring ID Lotto Jansen ex-"Miss Czechoslovakia," now a top model . . . Songwriter Lester I/ee's widow married his partner (.1. Seelia) Monday . . . Kddie Peddle of The Vagabonds and Terry Nightingale .show girl from Baltimore, arc in love . . . .1. .1. As'.or, who let his romance wilh "Ben" Androws will, is Iry- ing to re-heal it in thi; scheduled corners of the Cnsanova . . . Boh Cnlhnun has joined the many trying lo gel Jnnis Paige lo forgot the rest of iheni . . Tony Martin's big live year deal will) the Town & Country 'Bklyn) apparently means lie and (he Onpa have pliiffft . . . Palli Page's manager is holding up the contract for her new recording (leal. Wanls $50,00(1 bonus jus! for her signature . . . They say Winnie Rockefeller's wealth Is behind Ihe now (lull Romance . . ; Mrs. Bobby Sherwood long es- Irangrd from Die star, may wind it up in Florida, where she is now. I'OUCK KMH/UtlMSSICn DALLAS, Tex.—It was more than einbarrasMnf! when police .slopped a Ni-yp.'ir-nld Ixiy drli-iiiff a stolen ear. The car belonged to a cily delci'tive, and Ihe yoiilh confessed he jus! gol into it ;it Ihn police parking yard and drove away. HUBERT "I wish to heavens you'd fix that hole in the screen I"

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