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Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, December 29, 1957
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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29,1957. THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPORT, INDIANA PAGE ELEVEN GILBERT'S "What Young People Think" Work For Uncle Sam?No, Thanks! Teeners Cool To Pay, Restrictions By Eugene Gilbert President of the Gilbert Youth Research Co. The nation's largest employer soon may have trouble finding recruits to fill its jobs. "Who wants to work for the government?" asks 16-year-old Betty Tutten of FT! Lauderdale, Fla. "There's no future in it/' An overwhelming majority of the teen-agers in the country seen- to agree with her. Less than 4 per cent of the young people we contacted in a nationwide survey said they would like to work for the government. Some 45 per cent said they had never given it the slightest thought, and the rest wanted no part of it. Why? What's wrong with working for the federal, state or city government? Time was when almost everybody was looking for a civil service position. When the great waves of immigration were sweeping over this country in the late 19th Century and still later in the mass Most of all, the government offered job security. The government still offers jobs security — and, as our ' recent surveys have demonstrated — j young people are still vitally in' terested in security. But a majority of young people are not interested in government jobs. Why The Change? What has brought about this change in attitude toward working for the government? The pro- unemployment of the great Depression in the 30s, government jobs were avidly sought and highly prized. Once A Privilege Young people setting out in life thronged by thousands t civil service examinations. Sometimes riots resulted. To be a policeman, a letter carrier or a grade one clerk, in those days, was to be a person of r.o little stature in the MANY -rszn-Asee& CO.WUAIN THAT TV&y HAVE BEEN TOU7 NOTHINS ABOUT SOVeENMENT for advancement," "no outlet for drive or different ideas," "little recognition for so much aggravation"—these are only a sampling taken the bloom off civil service? The answer to both these questions would seem to be "yes" from TEEN CORNER MUSICAL NOTES MALI POLISH About once each month Jerry Hellyer's band performs at the local Teen canteen. Jerry said it is sometimes hard of the comments, but they echo i from the current crop of job seek- the nation's teen-agers, but "no" to find jobs because there are ten the majority. More than 54 per cent of the According to James Nelson of boys and 45 per. cent of the girls! the Civil Service Commission in- blem gripped us, as it no doubt already grips civil service policy planners. In attempting to find out why the nation's teen-agers shy away from government work, we got an inkling of what they are looking for in the whole field of employment, private and public. First, we asked what they liked about government jobs, what was the greatest attraction? Security, that elusive treasure hunted so desperately for generations by the great army of the unemployed, still shone as brightly as ever. It ranked in first place air.ong the advantages of working for the government with nearly 40 per cent of both boys and girls interviewed. listed low wages as the major drawback of government employment. The government pay scale, once a heavy inducement, holds little attraction for today's high school students, who soon will be heading out to hunt for jobs. Even the cream >.- the government's job crop, like the diplomatic service, left something to be desired in the pay envelope among these teen-agers. "The only government jobs I know about are the diplomatic ones — and they don't pay," complained 17-year-old Martin Bennett of Philadelphia. Young people also seemed troubled by government security requirements arid Hatch Act provisions against political activity in civil service jobs. To 29 per cent of the boys and 31 per cent of the girls working for the government meant surrendering to certain restrictions on self expression. Less than 4 per cent thought formation office in Washington, D.C., more than 160,000 applications have .been received in the past two years for positions requiring college training, such as statisticians, economists, etc. Nelson says the rate at ,vhich job seekers are applying for jobs with college prerequisites is higher than at any other time in Civil Service history. • The government, he adds, is members of his band and people France To Seek Loan By GODFREY ANDERSON PARIS (AP)--France faces 1958 with inflation threatening a business recession unless a foreign loan can be arranged to prop up the sagging economy. Finance Minister Pierre Pfhm- lin is reported seeking a 400 million dollar loan to help industry pay for raw materials and head off a recession and unemployment. . Half the loan would come from the European Payments Union and half from the International Monetary Fund. Pflimlin took advantage ot the recent presence in Paris of finance ministers at the NATO summit meeting to sound out French prospects. He made informal contacts with the United States on an International Monetary Fund loan, and with Great Britain, West Germany and the Netherlands over the Eu- ~.~ uu ».»» * r — ----- ---- o--- _ M- jr— -— •• anu tne iNcuitLiiiiiua uv& the government's education and , t f . t f f Payments Union, ' - ' - " — high and less than 2 per cent sional workers for whom there is • t i i j L worried about advancement oppor- tumtles - No Publicity a great demand, such as scientists and engineers, but there is little shortage at the clerk-typist level except in.Washington and a few Next came prestige and self- Herbert of Gary, Ind. But a surprising number ofj otner large cit j es . youngsters — 23 per cent of the boys and 27 per cent of the girls — said one reason they never gave a thought to working for the government is that they seldom heard about government job opportunities. "We just don't hear much about it," said 15-year-old Allan satisfaction, as sanctioned by 26. per cent of the boys and 16 per cent of the girls. Fair and equal opportunities for advancement appealed to 16 per cent of the boys and 11 per cent neighborhood. "He works for the of the girls. Pension benefits were government," people would say cited by less than 5 per cent of approvingly, even enviously. i the young people, and good wages In an era of chronic unemployment, lingering bread lines and sweat shop labor conditions, government employes could look forward to steady weekly pay checks —of'.en quite handsome under the circumstances—paid vacations, an eight hour day, extensive retirement benefits and humane working conditions. Oft Fred Bowman, a former Burlington resident, now of California, is visiting his sister Mrs. Joe Snyder and other relatives. drew a response of only 1 per cent. Even more revealing were the teen-aged broadsides leveled against working for the government. What are the drawbacks? we asked. Low Wages The Bub They had no hesitancy telling us. "Low wages" "not much chance Dolores Cooper, 15, of Los Angeles, said her schoolmates, were taught a good deal about the government but very little about the people who work for it — "so we never think of working for it." With the exception of security, the tangibles and intangibles that once attracted people to work for the government are now regarded by teen-agers as drawbacks. They no longer regard a federal, state or city worker as well paid, self satisfied and a person of prestiage in the community. "The government it always seeking young, talented, college-cal- ibre people to become administrators and professional workers," Nelson concluded. Whether teen-agers will change their opinions about working 'for the government when tha become job hunters remains to be seen. Questions Ashed Would you like to work for your federal, state or city government? Have you ever given it serious thought? Do you often hear about government job opportunities? Premiei Felix Gaillard's two- month old governmen is trying to give, every evidence it means business in putting the nation's tangled financial and economic affairs in order. The 1958 budget-which cleared its final hurdle in the upper house Friday—is the toughest presented since the war. It includes rigorous economies and increased taxes A three-man -board of price dictators has been named to fix anc hold skyrocketing prices as a firsl step in an all-out battle against inflation. are not too willing to pay the extra cost of that many pieces. Band members include Hellyer on the saxophone, Frank Parente, Stanley Hillis, Brian Barnes, Mark Brown, all saxophones, John Wells and Jim Watts on trumpets, Tom Huston on piano and Bob Wise on piano. All members are high school students except the piano player, who is a music teacher at Camden. Each player is a member of the musicians union. The group played at the Junior light school formal dance a week ago Saturday, which is the latest performance they have given. The band has been organized about one^year, Jerry tells us. Jerry said just about a year ago he got the idea of forming his own band. He contacted several musicians around the high school and the band was on the way. Out of town dates are few, Jerry reports. Soon, however, he will take five pieces to Peru for a dance job. Jerry himself has played as far away as Michigan. On that occasion he played with Tommy Alleln's Blue Barron band. Jerry is 16 years old and a junior at Logansport high school. He has been playing musical instruments for eight years and plans to make a profession of music. He intends to go to college, either Northwestern or Indiana. Good luck to Jerry Hellyer ant all members of his band. It seems Elvis Presley is going to make another motion picture be fore he joins Uncle Sam's boys The Army gave him a deferment for a couple of months. Maybe the government figures is Your Child A Polish-Remover Hurry, Pop! A child and a phone are a risky combination. Every age has its favorite slogan-for rearing children. Fifty years ago it WELS "spare the rod and spoil the child." Today, it's the Biblical ". . . and a little child shall lead them." The old way was severe but it did, on occasion, produce little gentleman. The modern practice his income tax is worth more than i of letting children "take over" Elvis in uniform. produces almost none. Elvis didn't do so bad during Nevertheless it's the tend, and 1957 when it came to selling rec-!few parents would return to the ords. His "All Shook Up" was the J----J —H--J -"-- it w.™ top seller in the popular field. Also in the top ten best sellers was his "Too Much," which was ninth. Here is the list of. the top ten signs that the honeymoon is ending His broad coalition is threatening to split at the seams over a conflict between his left wing _ the Socialists — and his right, What do you regard as the great- the Independents and peasants. Gaillard has had undeniable sue-j bestsellers ^ stew f* 1957, ac- JS ses. But there were growing cording to Billboard: est attraction of working for the government? Prestige. Self satisfaction. Security. Good wages. Pension and other benefits. Fair and equal advancement opportunities. What do you regard as the major Has the government priced it-1 drawbacks? Low wages. No self self out of the job market? Or - J i "—'-=-"—- -- —" have increased educational opportunities and continuing prosperity | Other. advancement. Restrictions on self expression, too high requirements. iday season. Following the supper, a short business session was held and a Christmas program 1 was presented. A gift exchange was enjoyed. Hostesses were Mrs. Clarence Grain, Mrs. Grover Powell, •Mrs. Gene Davis, and Mrs. Rob- Mr, and Mrs. 'Charles Huffer, of ert Catron. Twenty five members Flora and >Ir. and Mrs. Bryan 'were present. Huffer of near Burlington are. jtr .and Mrs. C. E. Richey and spending the holidays in Florida. ! daughter have moved to the Ber- Mr. and Mrs. Paul Austin and children are spending the holidays with relatives in Ohio. Word was received here that Mrs. Dillard Williams of Logansport fractured her elbow in a fall at her home. She is a former Bur- lingtor. resident. Relatives from a distance who attended the funeral of Jam«s Burkhart were: Mr. and Mrs. Otho Burkhart, Gosport N. Y., Mr. and Mrs. George Burkhart and son of Akron, 0.; Mrs. Addie Raines. St. Paul Minn.: Mr. and Mrs. Jack Burkhart; Earl Burkhart of Indianapolis. Mrs. Margaret Rodkey was taken to St. Joseph's hospital in Kokomo last week. The WSCS of the Methodisl church held their meeting last Thursday night at the church with a carry-in supper. The room was decorated in keeping with the liol- ATTENTIONT-- All High Schools We will be happy to print on this page news of your school and student activities throughout the school vear, Please send us your news items addressed to the Sunday Teen-age Editor, c-o The Pharos-Tribune and Logansport Press. nice Smoker apartment from Walon. Fifty girls - attended the Sunshine Society Christmas Party at the school building last week. Mrs. Ellis, sponsor, assisted with the party. The Burlington Home Demonstration club met at the home of Mrs. John Harness last week. The meeting was opened by the president Mrs. Clark Metsger using the theme, of all the lights that.burn at Christmas tune, friends-hip gives the brightest glow." Mrs. Fred Rodkey gave Christmas derations and the history of the song "0-h, Come All Ye Faithful." Mrs. Louis Stout, presented the safety lesson. Mrs. Flor-a Taylor gave the Harry Jones and family of Logansport, Mr. and Mrs. Bud Anderson and family, Mr. and Mrs. Denzel Jones. Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Hobensaek and daughter Frances entertained Mr .and Mrs. Paul Klemme, Mr. Klemme of Kok-omo, Mr. and Mrs. Junior Habersack and daughter of New London, Mr. and Mrs. Orval Maichael, and Mrs. Hattie Garvey on Christmas day. The freshman home economics class of the Burlington high school under the direction of M-rs. Cora St. Am-and prepared and served a turkey dinner to the teachers, their husbands and wives, and the office clerk Tuesday evening in the Home Economics room. Trustee and Mrs. Jean Beck were unable to attend. The principal, and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Stewart were host and hostess. Other guests present were Mr. and Mrs. Merle Cole, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Pearson, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Noble, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wise, Mr. and Mrs. John Barber, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bozworth, Mr. and Mrs. Vernal guests of Mr. and Mrs. William Goodrich Christmas day. The former Miss Lois Graffis employed at the Royal Center tank and Mr. Dan Reiruey of Lucerne were married recently. They are living in Lucerne. Mr. and Mrs. William Gregory and Marcta, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Douglas spent Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Richardson at Fulton. Mrs. . Mayme Coleman has returned home after a several day visit with her son and his family, Mr. and Mrs. Lorenzo Tousley and family at Culver. Mr. and Mrs. William Tomison of Rochester and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Douglas and son Ronnie secretary's report and the ureas-; Ellis, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hood, urer's report was given by Mrs. Jack Huffer. Twenty-one members and one guest answered roll call with "Christmas Traditions in My Family." Mrs. Harold Pullin, a guest, won the attendance prize. A carry-in supper and a gift exchange was enjoyed. Mr .and Mrs. Joe Bousum entertained the following on Christmas Eve with a ham supper and a gift exchange: Mr. and Mrs. Dick Bon- sum, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bon- sum and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bonsum, Mr. and Mrs. Jam Sallee, of Frankfort, Mr. and Mrs. Meredith Shanks and son. On Christmas night they entertained at supper and gift exchange Mr. and Mrs. Robert MoClary of Indianapolis, Mr. and Mrs. James Drury of Kokomo, Mr. and Mrs. Mr. and'-Mrs. Don Wagoner, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Huffer, Inez Br-unegraff, Mrs. Cora St. Armand, Vera Gilbert, Delores Flora, Karen Garrison, Mr. and Mrs. Rueben McQueen. Gifts were presented bo Mr. and Mrs. Beck, Mr. Stewart, and Miss Garrison. Psychiatrist Phyllis Kirk finds G. I. Jerry Lewis a hard nut to crack Ip Hal Wallis' "The Sad Sack," Vista Vision comedy due New yt^m Eve at e p.m. at Slate 3beefare. spent Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Vernon. Mrs. EUa Peed spent Wednesday with her sister, Mrs. Tillie House. Mrs. Iva Beauchamp is spending the holidays with her sons Lowell and Edgar and their families at East Sparta, Ohio.. Mrs. Mattie Frushour is visiting her son R. E. Frushour and wife at Niles, Mich. Mr. Francis Miller and sons of North Liberty, Ind., and Mr. and Mrs. Frank White spent Christmas with Mr.- and Mrs. Fred Swisher. The highest point in North America is Mount McKinley, Alaska. The elevation is 20,300 feet. Almost everyone . agrees reform is needed to change the system iat has given France 24 different governments in 13 years. But no :wo parties see eye to eye about [low it should be done. US Not Weak Militarily GETTYSBURG, Pa. UP) — The United States is not "at this time" in a position of military weakness, a White House . spokesman said Saturday. As for the future, President Eisenhower will give his ideas on that in his State of the Union message to Congress Jan. 9. White House press secretary James C. Hagerty made a statement on the nation's current defense , status in the wake of recent newspaper reports based on leaks from the Gaither committee report. "Stories that have been printed which indicate that the United States is in a position of weakness at this time are not true," Hagerty said in response to news conference query. He was asked to comment on the world repercussions from reports that the Gaither committee, originally headed by H. Rowan Gaither Jr., had found the United States in the gravest danger. in its history. Hagerty, emphasizing he was speaking of the present, main- tamed there was no current danger. The administration is keeping the Gaither report secret, despite demands from Congress members and others that it be made public. •Hagerty said Saturday the report remains a classified document and there is "nothing I can do about getting it released." 1. All Shook Up 2. Love Letters in the Sand 3. Little Darlin' 4. Young LOTC (Tab Hunter) 5. So Rare 6. Don't Forbid Me 7. Singin' The Blues 8. Young Love (Sonny James) 9. Too Much 10. Round and Round Pat Boone didn't do so bad, either, seeing two of his songs in the top ten. Presley's Jailhouss Rock" and "Treat Me Nice" led all others in sales in the rhythm and blues field. The Coasters' recording of "Searchirc'" and woodshed method even if they owned a woodshed. The problem is, how do you be a permissive parent and still keep your house habitable, your reputation intact, and your friends friends? It takes some doing. "Children," i as Sydney Harris once pointed! out, "require a subtle blend of love and discipline together . . . what they usually get is too much love without discipline, which makes them wild, and then, too much discipline to correct the •wildness, which only makes them insecure." Faced with this dilemma, Dad may be tempted to abandon discipline altogether. But even at the risk of having insecure children, he owes it to himself to be a bit tyrannical in certain areas. "Young Blood" were second to!. ONE INVOLVES the telephone Presley's hits. Ferlin Husky's "Gone" was the! a sodal in the hands of a tot, it can be arrive. Wait for the usual oh's and ah's, then scoot him. off to bed. If the child is older and less scootable, take him aside before the party and tell him precisely what is expected of him. Ha shouldn't call old Mrs. Tiltnose by her first name. He shouldn't butt in conversations. War whoops and acrobatics are definitely frowned upon. If Johnny, invoking his inalienable rights- as a child, does these these things anyway, and discipline seems called for, don't upend the boy there in front of everyone. Tender the spanking hi another room. Assuming it is warranted and done out of sight, this old-time remedy is unlikely to offend anyone except Johnny. People, after all, don't mind being led by children—hut not by the nose. Q & A on P's & Q's (Q) "There's a horrible monster ranging our neighborhood. He's five years old and his parents won't lay a hand on him. Sure as I'm writing this, one of these days I'm going to lose my temper and turn the kid over my knee. la this completely wrong?" S. H. Dayton, Ohio (A) Completely. "Vengeance is mine," saith the Lord, and earthly fathers generally feel the sama •way. best country and western • seller and Bobby Helms' "Fraulein" was second. "My Fair Lady" was the top pop album seller and Tennessee Ernie Ford's "Hymns" was second. "Oklahoma," "Around the World in 80 Days" and "The King And I" finished third, fourth" and fifth respectively. ' In 1958 here are three new tunes to watch: "Hey Maryann"—Sputniks; "Tough Enough" and "01* Man River"—Tune Weavers. "At The Hop" is currently the number 1 tune in Logansport. "Peggy Sue" is .second and "Raunchy" is third. Here are the top ten tunes on the Parade of Platters: 1. At The Hop 2. Peggy Sue 3. Raunchy 4. Great Balls of Fire 5. The Stroll 6. La Dee Dah 7. Oh Boy 8. You Send Me 9. Buzz Buzz Buzz 10. April Love Thought of a person after sitting down on a tack: Stood Up. J. I,. The trouble is that callers are not always aware they are in the' hands of a child. They leave a: message, for example; expecting it to bring action. When it doesn't, who are they sore at? Not little Suzy, who took the message and promptly forgot it /but her innocent old Dad. The best way to avoid garbled or unreiayed messages is to instruct Suzy that, regardless of the purpose of the call, she is to insist the person call back later. As a further safeguard she should always identify herself. Provided she doesn't have a phenomenally mature voice, her "This is Suzy" should tip off even total strangers. ANOTHER CRITICAL area — from the father's point of view — involves home parties. Under no circumstances should your child be allowed to dominate a gathering of adults. Just because Johnny's supper hour is 5:30 is no reason the guests must eat then, too. A young child, for that matter, -should be fed, bathed and ready for bed by the time the guests Lights Out; Candle Sets A Fatal Fire EAST CHICAGO, M. (ffl — A young mother questioned in St. Catherine's Hospital here Saturday said her 20-month-old son died in a fire when the family was forced to use candles because the lights were off. Mrs. Edison Beverly, 26, said one of the children dropped a candle into a Christmas tree near where the victim, Anthony Beverly, was lying in his crib late Thursday. Her other five children ranging in age from 2 to 7, escaped from the basement apartment. The mother said she was visiting a neighbor on the first floor of the building at the time of the fire. Fire Chief Nick Palla said he didn't know whether the electricity had been turned off or whether a fuse had burned out. Royal Cenfer Wesley Strong, son of Rev. Russell and Mrs. Strong, and a missionary for the past three years in Brazil, gave an interesting talk and showed pictures at the Methodist church Thursday evening. Mrs. Bess Kitchell entertained the following guests at her home Christmas Day: Mr. and Mrs. Martin Snider and daughters of Miami, Fla., Mr. and Mrs. Walter Reutebuch and children of Walton, Mr. and Mrs. James Kitchell and children,' Mrs. Louise Conn and daughter Mary Ellen, Mrs. Pearl Pug-h, and Jim Pugh. Mr. and Mrs. Clifford McKee and Mrs. Bertha McKee spent Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. Julius Berua and family of Piper City, 111. Mr. Frank 'Hand has been dismissed from the Memorial hospital. Sgt. Ben Allison of the Marine Corps and Mrs. Allison are visiting the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Allison. Mr. and' Mrs. John Campbell spent Wednesday with Mr.. and Mrs. Ray Risley Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Jay Miller of South Bend, Mr. and Mrs. William Friemel, Mr. and Mrs. James Goodrfch and family, Charles Goodrich and children were dinner CROSSWORD PUZZLE An.w.n.Y«t.rd«yipu.ii. 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