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Frdiay Evening, June 28, 19ST. THE rHARQS-TMlUNt PROGRAM FOR LOGANSPOCT 1. An Adaquot* Civic Center 2. An Ad«quat» S«wag* Disposal Syrian J. iuffiinn) Parting Focilititt Army of Illiterates Americans are justly proud of their • system of universal education. That is all the more reason to be concerned about a recent statement that some 10 million adults in the United States have never gone beyond the fourth grade in school. Since the free public school system was established about a century ago, there has developed in this country a firm belief that every child is entitled to the advantages of education. This belief has been greatly strengthened in recent decades as our society has become increasingly complex and as growing demands of intelligence and training have been made on our citizens, A tragic waste of human resources is implicit in that figure of 10 million "functional illiterates." It is a waste that the nation can ill afford. For its own sake, and for the individual sake of all who dwell in the dim world of illiteracy, our society should make a vigorous and continuing effort to reduce the total of those who cannot adequately read and write. A part of this effort must be devoted to adult education, still in its comparative infancy. There also must be increased effort to see that no child is forced by economic circumstances or other causes to leave schqpl before at least a minimum of training has been completed. Only when illiteracy has been completely wiped out can we say that our system of universal education is truly a success. The Public Favor The Gallup Poll indicates that President Eisenhower's personal popularity has declined somewhat in recent months. Some observers explain this decline as a result of the unpopularity of the President's budget and the recent adverse criticism of that budget by some members of the President's own party. There may be a measure of truth in this. Yet it is natural that presidential popularity should fluctuate. This must never influence the president. He must remain always firm in his dedication to do what he believes to be right despite the shi.fts in popular favor. President Eisenhower is not likely to take the poll figures too seriously. A classic example of a president who followed his own course in the face of what seemed to be adverse public reaction was Abraham Lincoln. As a matter of fact, a few months before his election to his second term he was convinced, as were his closest friends, that he had little hopo of re-election. Yet the people re-elected Lincoln, and jn the first months of his second term he enjoyed unprecedented popularity. This may be some consolation to the President at this moment, although it is doubtful that a veteran campaigner of Mr. Eisenhower's stature needs such consolation. IN THE PAST One Year Ago George Schumacher, 45, of route 4, city, director of the Masters of Rhythm dance band, was killed and two of his band, members were injured in an auto crash west of BurnelLsville on U.S. highway 24. Arthur L. Shanks 54, of 1510 George street, died at the St. Joseph hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Younker, IOC South Railroad street Monticello, will observe their 65th wedding anniversary Sunday. Ben Twaits, 71, formerly of this city, expired at Oklahoma City. Ten Years Ago • Dnna Flora pitched a no-hit no-run game at Fairview park as the R-B-M Shamrocks blanked Ray's creamery, 10 to 0. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Howard Smith route I, a daughter, at the Cass county hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Shackelford, Flora, are the parents of a son, born at the Cass county hospital. A son was born at the St. Joseph hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Garnet Smith, Delphi. Joseph Fergus, native of Cass bounty, died in- Pennsylvania. Hamburger 34 cents a pound. Twenty Years Ago John D. Turley, 78, prominent retired postal clerk, passed away at his home, 1110 Broadway. Jamas Jack was installed as president of the Logansport Rotary club. The Rev. H. R. Hosier arrived In Logansport to accept the pastorale of the Ninlh slreet Christian church. Henry Spencer, 017 Washington street was Injured slightly in an auto crash at 17th and Spear streets. Fifty Years Ago Rev. C. L. Poor .of the Wheatland Avenue M. E. church was elected president at the Logansport di.stricl Epworth League convention at Tipton. John H. Stephens has purchased the property at 1507 Smead from Edwin B, Anderson for $1000. R. D. Eltzroth, a painter, fell from a scaffold 20 feet high in Washington township and received injury to his spine. There are seven inmates in the county jail •Jid, according lo Jailer Livingston, seven it plenty. Deputy Bamott seconds the motion. Drew Pearion'f MERRY-GO-ROUND LOVE LETTERS IN THE SAND Drew Pearson Says: Ike's and Kishl's tie score might have been prearranged; Senator's son puts baseball ahead of Hells Canyon; Browne!! lags on FBI probe oil Indiana scandals. WASHINGTON,—At his "Harmony" breakfast with GOP Congressmen, President Eis'enhower reported that his foursome g o If match with Japanese Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi ended in a tie score. "That sounds like 'customer' golf to me," quipped an unidentified guest. "Yes, Mr. President," said Hep. George Meader of Michigan, "People may think that you and the Prime Minister weren't trying very hard to win over each other." "No, it was on the level," grinned Ike. "We were paying a high- low point match and it worked out that way! Sen. Prescott Bush (Conn.) was the Prime Minister's partner and the translator was playing with me." Ike added that the golf match produced a friendly reaction in the Japanese press. "One of the Tokyo papers," he said, "pointed out that unfriendly nations may .negotiate at a conference table, but only friends play golf with each other." The President, as usual, strolled from table to table in the White House dining room, answering questions and trading banter witli his GOP guests. Asked to comment on a recent speech by Democrat Rep. Bob Sikes of Florida, in which Sikes humorously suggested that Democrats should ' have "equal time" with Republicans at the White House breakfasts, Ike responded: "Look, I'm paying for these meals out of my own pocket. If the Democrats want to come, it's okay with me, provided the government helps me pay the bill. Ask Mr. Sikes what he thinks about that." Rep. Harry McGregor of Ohio praised the quality of the breakfast bacon, then worked in a commercial for his state. "I'm taking it for granted that such good bacon as this must have come from Ohio." "I'm. not sure," replied Ike. "However, I do have an Aberdeen Angus heifer from your district. We had a little trouble when she calved recently, but I think she's going to be an extra good one." Baseball Came First Sitting in the gallery while Sen. Frank Church (D., Idaho) made his first Senate speech was his 8- year-old son Forrest, a baseball fan who answers to the nickname "Twig." The-boy sat beside the senator's secretary, Mrs. Ward Hower. Together, they watched other senators swarm over his father to offer congratulations. "Sure was sensational, wasn't it?" Twig blurted. "Sure was!" agreed Mrs. Hower. "Imagine!" enthused the boy. "The Boise Braves made 11 runs in the third inning-" No FBI Yet It's hard to believe, but Attorney General Brownell, as of this writing, has not yet ordered the FBI to investigate the big highway scandal in Indiana. This is tha scandal where Maurice Hutcheson, head of the carpenters, was caught cashing in on land sure to be bought for the federal highway. Ordinarily, (he FBI would be called upon to investigate this immediately. But it you ask the Justice Department whether the FBI is investigating, they will tell you that Attorney General Brownell is "evaluating the situation to ascertain what the facts are." Yet federal money is involved. Furthermore, alert Senator Gore of Tennessee, who discovered the scandal, has sent all the facts to lirownell and urged action. Despite this, Brownell is stalling. It just happens that Maurice Hutcheson and his father, the late Big Bill Hutcheson, long-time Czar of the carpenters union, are among the few labor leaders who have consistently supported the Republicans. In fact, Bill Hutcheson was one of only two Indiana delegates to the GOP convention in Chicago in '52 who voted for Ike. Furthermore, Elmer (Little Doc) Sherwood, famed Republican lobbyist from Indiana and a power in tho American Legion; is a good friend of the attorney • general's. Maybe two and two make four—In. politics as well as arithmetic. White House Couldn't Change Him One man who didn't listen lo the While House during the hectic •Hells Canyon debate was Sen. John Sherman Cooper, Republican of Kentucky. Cooper was sitting quietly on the senate floor listening to the Hells Canyon speeches when- a page boy came up to him. "Senator," he said, "Governor Adams of the White House wants you in 'Booth 4." The page boy was referring to Sherman Adams, assistant President, and-the most vigorous lobbyist for the big utilities in the entire administration. Sen. John Sherman Cooper (no relation to the Sherman in the White House) courteously went to the telephone. When he came back he listened to the debate furthtr and then cast his vote—against the While House. "Senator From Calizona" Sen. Barry Goldwater of Arizona, sometimes called "the Senator from Calizona" because he spends so much time at I/a Jolla beach near San Diego, Calif., has been getting into more absentee trouble with his constituents. Senator G-oldwatcr has a home at La Jolla. He also has a home in Phoenix. Lately he has been canceling speaking engagements in Arizona to speak in other parts of the country. This does not go down well with Ihe people who elected him. The other day he canceled a commencement address before the Prescott high school June 4 on the excuse that he had to speak in Wisconsin. He did speak in Wisconsin June 8. But he had plenty of lime to .speak at the Prescott high school in Arizona first. NTa- turally the youngsters were disappointed, to say nothing of their parents. • The week following, Goldwater canceled a speech before the American Legion in' Phoenix. The legion had given him the choice of June 13, 14 or 15. He could have taken either date. But he canceled out to go to Michigan to speak June 14 in a debate against tho United Auto workers. Some Arizonans intimate that come November of 195B they should vole to let the "Senator from Cali- zona" remain in California and other parts permanently. INMATES' BLOOD PLOWS PEXDLETON (UP) — "Blood Will Flow," said a headline on Page 1 of the Reflector, Indiana State Reformatory publication. But the story underneath didn't warn of a riot. It told inmates that tho Red Cross bloodmobilo would pay another visit to the institution to collect donations for war veterans. LAFF-A-DAY Angelo Potri Busy Child Welcomes Bedtime Bedtime any time of year is never welcomed by children. They may be ever so weary, so weary they cry in sheer frustration, but they will fight -off bedtime. It is worse in summer because of the long twilight. People are still up and about doing things while the children are forced to go to bed. Often they lie awake trying to hear what is going on even if they cannot be part of it. It is the insatiable desire to be "in things," to be doing, that drives them to stay on their feet long after that has become an effort. When they fuss and fight and cry, the whole family is upset. When at last they are in bed, their thirst for drinks is unquenchable; and somebody must serve those drinks, somebody who is quite as weary as the children but far from as eager to be and doing. What is one to do? Children must have long hours of rest. Crying and fussing is not conducive to rest. Why not lengthen the waning day by putting bedtime back for a time, say fifteen minutes to a half an hour for the younger ones and as much as an hour for the older ones? And let them sleep longer in the morning if they will. Some of them will take a nap after lunch, some of them will consent to lie quietly for an hour after lunch and listen to a program of music on the record player or to a story read aloud. Just resting in quicl will help them through the afternoon. All children will be more willing lo go to bed at night if they are tired enough. This is not always the case because hot weather dims the idea of hard play. Swimming is just the thing to keep an active child happy and tire him sufficiently to make bedtime more welcome. Croquet,, tennis, badminton, ball games, gardening, rehear, sals for a benefit—all are fine summer activities for children freed of school routine and longing for something worthwhile to fill their days. Empty hours can be tiresome. Bored children are irritable and unhappy, fretful and hard to please, If they have a full day, if they have a planned day, and better still, a planned week, they are "alive and alert and growing; and bedtime will find them in a good mood. A bit of planning, a look ahead, can be of considerable help here. Mothers and fathers are tired, too, ut the end 'of "a hot day, and the best way to make their evening hours more reslful is Ihe planned- for bed hour., One story, one drink, one goodnight kiss and good, night helps, too. Girard Goes Ahead With Plan to Wed Army Specialist Facing Trial Intends to Marry His Japanese Sweetheart TOKYO CUP) — Specialist 3C William S. Girard announced plans . •today for marrying his Japanese sweetheart while a Japanese court gave its latest plans to try him tor • shooting a Japanese woman. Girard, 21, Ottawa, 111., said his necessary papers had arrived from the United Stales for a wedding "within a week" and called himself "one of the happiest guys in the world." In Maebashi, the Japanese procurator's office announced i'. had completed preparations for the trial for tho fatal shooting of a woman metal scavenger on a U.S. firing rar.ge last Jan. 30. The procurator's office bolstered its staff with appointment <>f another prosecutor in belief ffirard would be tried in the Maebasht court. However the procurator's office still was awaiting a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on whether Girard should be turned over to Japan for trial. "We do not know when Girard will be Cried, but we want to be ready for lhr> trial at any time," a spokesman for the prosecutor's office said, Girard said he and his fiancee, Haru (Candy) Sueyama, have •agreed to have a "quiet wedding 1 with just our close friends attending." He said it would bo held at Camp Whitlinglon "in the home of one of my best friends." Girard said he intended to follow the Army as his career "in spite of everything that's happened to me." "Maybe I'm not the smartest guy in the world," he said. "But I'm smart enough to be proud to wear an American uniform." Do you force your child to eat something he does hot like if you can. BUbstUute something else Just us good? Dr. Patrl explains how lo get children lo cat the proper foods In booklet No. 303, "Feeding your Child." To obtnln a copy, send "25 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.) State Unemployment Claims Drop 1,271 INDIANAPOLIS (UP) - Claims for Indiana unemployment insurance dropped by 1,271 last week to a total of 34,1711, it was announced today. The total was nearly 5,300 under the number of claims for the same week last year. Director William C. Slalnalcer of the Indiana Employment Security Division attributed part of the drop to increased construction activity amid more favorable weather. He said no large-scale lay-offs were reported and about two- thirds of the division's 39 offices reported decreases in unemployment in their areas. Among last weeJc's claims were 4,19(! from newly-unemployed persons and 28,565 from those out of work a week or more. KITTENS NEED A HOME Three kittens, born a month ago to a part-Angora cat who attached herself to the residence of Mrs. Evelyn Bever, 610 Schultz street, recently, will be given to anyone who will provide them with a good home. The kittens may be had si.pgly, or as a trio, said Mrs. Bever. PHAROS-TRIBUNE Dnlly OTc per we«k by cnrrf**. 918.30 per r*«r. By mull «n rvrnl roBtM !• Caiw, Onrroll, White. PnlnMfcl. If niton and Mlnml conntlen, SKUXl per yenr» outMltle trading «re« «mi with I* iHilfnnn, $11.00 per yenrt onUlde Indian*, per year. All mail «iil»»c»lptlon» payable In advance. W» mall «nb- * *oM where carrier •«rvt<<* ID mnlntalned. Fhair<Mi MtahllKhed 1844 Jour»»I wtaall»k«A 1811 Reporter «itablf«a*d 188* 'Trlbna. ••taMlahei 1007 Walter Winchell Broadway and Elsewhere Newspapermen Are Like This The journey to Paradise for most mortals may seem prolonged and mysterious. For newspaper people the path is clear! and direct: Itl leads to The Front! Page. The sign-[ posts are often hu-| morous and dra-l matic .' . . During! World War One! c-o r r espondentsl Heywood Broun, •] Westbropk Pegler.l Junius Wood andl Thomas J. John-" son were informed by a prcss-of- licer that U. S. troops "had just fired the first shot" at the Germans . . . When the reporters asked for the name of the Yank responsible for the historic bang the officer quipped: "Undoubtedly some Irishman!" Fearful that Floyd Gibbons and other competitors (who got to the front lines) would monopolize the human-interest stuff — the four news specialists agreed to produce a fable . . . They dispatched yarns about "a red headed Irishman" . . . The hokum landed on American front pages coast to coast . . . You can locate the story in many historical books. Later Mr. Pegler decided to look up the Yank who actually fired that shot. He found him ... A dark-haired Sgt. Alex Archkiewicz. When Ralph Barnes was a cub in Paris he interviewed Lindbergh after the famed hop . . . The excitement o£ the event and the clamor it inspired gave Mr. Barnes the jitters. He told his editor: "I'm too nervous. I don't know what to write. I just can't tliink!" . . . The editor thundered: "Don't think. Write!'' . . , The interview was written under extreme pressure, and became the talk of journalism . . . Ironically, the front- pager didn't carry his byline . .., His jittery editor used the signature of Barnes' bureau chief. Lauren D. Lyman of The N. Y. Times won a Pulitzer medal for his exclusive report about Mr. and Mrs. Lindbergh leaving (he U. S. ... He won it chiefly because he happened to be in the office at the right time . . . Lindbergh first phoned Ihe aviation editor of a rival paper, who couldn't be found. So he phoned it to Lyman. A letter (o a St. Louis editor set off a series of page-one firecrackers. It mentioned that an admit ted killer had been fined $r>oO and set free , . . News aca Frederick Haz- Jitt Brennan was assigned !o the case . . . His reporlorial diligence unearthed enough skull-duggery to indict several lawyers, the prosecutor and the judge . . . Hrennan's reward was an extra week's pay. Mobsters, who bribed and intimidated law-enforcers in an Illinois county, got swell-headed on their power and were contemptuous of newspapermen . , . Reporter John Rogers (of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch) learned that the gang chief was an egomaniac . . . Rogers baited the trap by writing several complimentary articles about him . . . Shortly after, he gained the fellow's confidence and wound up with considerable information . . . The risky chore took many weeks . . . Rogers' big break came when a new State's Attorney was elected ... A tough gang-fighter, who refused to make deals . . . The result: Rogers broke his story and every member of the' mob was convicted . . . The leader was hanged and the others are still doing life. When Hi Moderwell covered the Home beat for a Chicago paper he exposed several Fascist barbarisms. . .ft incensed one of Ibmi, who encountered Ihe newsman at a banquet iiud slapped him. . . Unwilling to create excitement (because his companion, the wife of a friend, was expecting a baby) Moderwell ignored the insult, . . The next day a Rumanian crisis forced Mm to fly to Bucharest. . . All Rome cafes and newspaper offices wore filled with Uillc of his cowardice. That he had been .slapped and fled. When the reporter returned In Rome, his friends insisted the only way to disinfect the ugly .situation was to fight a duel. . .Moderwell, however, had other ideas, . .He went to the Fascist's lair and informed him Americans do not duel with swords or pistols. . .Then ha flattened him with one punch. . . Our Hero then challenged him (o a duel with anything. . .Next day the Fascist cancelled it on tho grounds that Jloderwell "is no gentlemen!" A lovely choir singer was found dead from poison in a Cape Cod village. . .The official verdict was suicide. . .A Boston news sleuth named Fred Spayde. was not satisfied. . .He fine-combed the record of the victim's beau (a clergyman) and discovered a blemish. . .Ha had been expelled from college for cribbing. . .Reporter Spaydc'a suspicions (aroused by this single flaw in the churchman's character) went to work. . .He inserted an ad in the classified pages of his own gazelle—requesting information about (he poison that killed the girl. . .A druggist responded— supplying the missing fragments of the jigsaw. . .The suspect was covictcd. . .He called Fred: "My Ace of Spayde." The brave man does what he !s afraid to do. . .That fact personified by reporter William Burke Miller (now an NBC exec) while covering the Floyd Collins tragedy. . .Collins was entombed in a Kentucky cave. . .Despite the constant menace of a cave-in— Miller squirmed through the tunnel five limes—to obtain first-hand impressions. . .When he was asked why he risked his life, he modeslly said: "Because T was ashamed not to do it". . .He won the Pulitzer Prize. Editor James Gordon Bennett offered this advice to newspapermen: "Don't wait to be invited into the Hall of Fame, Enter it by breaking down the door with your bare fists!" It would be the ultimate in male chauvinism to suggest that re- porlorial ability is confined to Tho Overcoat Sex. The newsgals, bless 'em, have made countless contributions to journalism's proud archives . . . Betty Graham covered Gen. Stillwell's grueling march through Burma's jungle as one of the marchers . . . Marguerite llig- gins' up-front reporting (in Korea) made her a national heroine . . . Irene Kuhn soared with a stunt pilot in the days when planes were as sturdy as kites—so she could convey the tingles to readers . . . Inl'l News staffer Lee Carson was reprimanded by the Brass for getting too close to the front-line shooting. The only fcmme to get away with disregarding The Articles of War. They are specific in banning women from such sectors . . . Another adventurous girl was Helen Nolan, who was assigned to cover a professional swimmer's stunt—conquering the Hudson River on an icy December morning . . . Helen swam with him. Then there's attractive Aline Mosby, who covers Hollywood for United Press . . . She was the only female reporter at a nudist convention at a California sunbather's resort . . . To get her story Aline conformed til the rules . . . Shu parked her car and tossed her apparel into the car trunk . . . Her press pass consisted only of lip rouge and siln-Klas.ses . . . Opposition pross- phologgers took her picture for souvenirs—-but Art Ryan of a Los Angeles paper was The Perfect Gentleman . . . "He," Miss Mosby lau>r reported, "hud the good grace not to say: 'Long time no see!' " Indicted in Murder Of Mofher-in-Law INDIANAPOLIS (UP) — A. Marion Counly (,'rrmd Jury Thursday returned a firsl-degrce murder indictment against Nathnn Brown, 57, Tcrre Haute, in the slaying of his mother-in-law. Brown, an ox-convicl, was accused of fatally shooting Mrs. Dorothy Hpiilhorn, 64, in her home here April 5. He was arrested following a 10-ilay search, Authorities said Brown «hot Mrs. Ik'nthorn with a .sawod-flff shotgun after threatening his ex- wife, Mrs. Kva Brown, who was staying with her motlier. HUBERT Published dully except flnnday and holiday t>y Plmroa-Trlbnn* C« v Inc., B17 Cunt nroHdwar, LoftlWMpoit, Indiana. Entered M «*oOnd claaa matter at taa v<wt «(llc« at LnKaa«port. Ind.. oadcr ta« act •« March «, <£) 1957, King failures Syndicale, Inc., World lijhn mctvtd. •"Happy anniversary, dear!" © 19J7, King Fatorct Syndicnc, Inc., World ri^lm tcicrvcd MEM1)E« AUDIT BfP^AD Of CIRCULATIONS AMD UNITED PRBI» 1'HABOS-TB.IBCrtn NattnuU "DRAT!" My office door blew shut with the keys inside!"

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