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SUNDAY, DECEMBEK 29, 1957. THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, I.OGANSPORT, INDIANA PAGE ELEVEN GILBERTS "What Young People Think" Work For Uncle Sam?No, Thanks! Teeners Cool To Pay, Restrictions fered job security. The government still offers jobs security and, as our recent surveys have demonstrated — young people are still vitally interested in security. But a majority of young people are not interested in government jobs. Why The Change? What . has brought about change in attitude toward work-' this By Eugere Gilbert President of the Gilbert Youth Research Co. The nation's largest employer eoon may have trouble finding recruits to fill its jobs. "Who wants to work for the government?" asks 16-year-old Betty Tutten of F<rt Lauderdale, Fla. "There's no future in i'-." An overwhelming majority of the teen-agers in the country seerr to agree with her. Loss than 4 per cent of the young people we con- ; ing for the government? The pr< tacted 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 of-1 for advancement," "no outlet for | drive or different ideas," "little recognition for so much aggravation"—these are only a sampling of the comments, but they echo the majority. More than 54 per cent of the boys and 45 per .cent of the girls listed low wages . as the major TEEN MUSICAL NOTES taken the bloom off civil service? The answer to both these quest ions would seem to be "yes" from the nation's teen-agers, but "no" from the current crop of job seekers. According to James Nelson of the Civil Service Commission information office in Washington, About once each month Jerry Hellyer's band performs at the local Teen canteen. Jerry said it is sometimes hard to find jobs because there are ten members of his band.and people 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 ihey 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 no little stature in the neighborhood. "He works for the government," people would say approvingly, even enviously. In an era'of chronic unemployment, lingering bread lines and sweat shop labor conditions, government employes could look forward to steady weekly pay checks —often quite handsome under the circumstances—paid vacations, an eight hour day, extensive retirement benefits and humane working conditions. Burlington Fred Bowman, a former Burlington resident, now of California, is visiting his sister Mrs. Joe Snyder ar.d other relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Huffer, of MANY -rsen-Asees CCYA?UAIN •mATTHgy HAVE BgBN TOU7 NOTHINS ABOUT SOVgUNMENT jog drawback of government employ- j D.C., more than 155,000 applicat- ment. , I tons have been received in the The government pay scale, once past two years for positions re- a heavy inducement, holds little quiring 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, 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-oid Martin Bennett of Philadelphia. You.ng people also seemed troubled by- government security requirements and 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 ...the government's education and are looking for in the whole field • experience requirements were too 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 bright- _ ly as ever. It ranked in first place | government is that they seldom among the advantages of working, heard about government job op- for the government with nearly' 40 per cent of both boys and girls interviewed. Next came prestige and self- 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 of the girls. Pension benefits were cited by less than 5 per cent of the young people, and good wages drew a response of only 1 per cent. Even more revealing were the teen-aged broadsides leveled a- _ gainst working for the government.: or city worker as well paid, self ' ' satisfied and a person of prestiage high and less than 2 per cent worried about advancement opportunities. But No Publicity a surprising number of 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 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 high school formal dance a week ago Saturday, which is the latest France To Seek Loan By GODFREY ANDERSON PARIS (AP)—France faces 1958 with inflation threatening a busi- ^ _ j ness recession unless a foreign i performance they have given. The MALE POLISH Is Your Child A Polish-Remover portunities. "We just don't hear much about it," said 15-year-old Allan Herbert of Gary, Ind. Dolores Cooper, 15, of Los Angeles, said her schoolmates were taught a good deal about the government but very little about the short of certain types of professional workers for whom there is a great demand, such as scientists and engineers, but there is little shortage at the clerk-typist level except in Washington and a few other large cities. "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 the become job hunters remains to be seen. Questions Asked Would you like to work for your federal, state or city government? Have you ever given it seriouiS people who work for it — "so! thought? we never think of working for it." j Do you often hear about govern 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 What are the drawbacks? we asked. Low Wages The Rub They had no hesitancy telling ! s. "Low wages" "not much chance iday season. Following the supper, a short business se-ssior. was in the community. Has the government priced itself out of the job market? Or have increased educational opportunities -and continuing prosperity i Other. ment job opportunities? What do you regard as the greatest 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 drawbacks? Low wages. No self advancement. Restrictions on self expression, too high requirements. loan ban be arranged to prop up the sagging economy. Finance Minister Pierre ' Pflim- 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. Pfiimlin took advantage of the recent presence in Paris of finance ministers at the NATO sum- mit'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 European Payments Union. 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 d tators has been named to fix and hold skyrocketing prices as a first step in an all-out battle against inflation. Gaillard has had undeniable successes. But there were growing 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, the Independents and Peasants, Almost everyone agrees reform is needed to change the system that has given France 24 different governments in 13 years. But no two parties see eye to eye about how it should be done. Harry Jones and family of Logansport, Mr. and Mrs. Bud Anderson held and a Christmas program was] and family, Mr. and Mrs, Denzel presented. A gift exchange was enjoyed. Hostesses were Mrs. Clarence Crain, Mrs. Grover Powell, Flora and Mr. and Mrs. Bryan j were present. Mrs. Gene Davis, and Mrs. Robert Catron. Twenty five members Buffer of near Burlington are spending 1 the holidays in Florida. 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 Burlington resident. Relatives from a distance who attended the funeral Burkhart were: Mr. of and James Mrs. Otho Burkhart, Gosport N. Y., Mr. and Mrs. George son of Akron, 0.; Burkhart and Mrs. Addie Raines, St. Paul Minn.: Mr. and Mrs. Jack Burkhart; Earl Burkhart of Indianapolis. Mr .and Mrs. C. E. Richey and daughter have moved to the Bernice Smoker apartment from Walton. 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 time, friendship gives the brightest glow." Mrs. Fred Rodkey gave Christmas devotions and the history of the song "Oh, Jcomo last week. The WSCS of the Methodist church held their meeting last Thursday night at the church with a carry-in supper. The room was decorated in keeping with the hoi-• • ATTENTION- All High Schools We will be happy to print on this page news of your schoo' and student activities throughout the school year. Please send us your news items addressed to the Sunday Teen-age Editor, c-o The Pharos-Tribune and Logansport Press. secretary's report and the treasurer'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. Jim Sallee, of Frankfort, Mr. and Mrs. Meredith Shanks and son. On Christmas night they entertained at supper and gift exchange Mr. and Mrs. Robert MoCl-ary of Indianapolis, Mr. and Mrs. James Drury of Kokomo, Mr. and Mrs. Jones. Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Hobensaek and daughter Frances entertained Mr .and Mrs. Paul Klerr.me, Mr. Klemme of Kofcorno, Mr. and Mrs. Junior Habersack and daughter of New London, Mr. and Mrs. Orval M-aichael, and Mrs. Hattie Garvey on Christmas -day. The freshman home economics class of the Burlington high school under the direction of Mrs. Cora St. Am-and prepared and served a turkey dinner to. the teachers, their husbands and wives, and the oEflce 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. 1 Vernal Ellis, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hood, Mr. and Mrs. Don Wagoner, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Huffer, Inez Brunegraff, Mrs. Cora St. Armand Vera Gilbert, Delores Flora, Karen Garrison, Mr. and Mrs. Rueben McQueen. Gifts-were presented to Mr. and Mrs. Beck, Mr. Stewart, and Miss Garrison, guests of Mr. and Mrs. William Goodrich Christmas day. • The former Miss Lois Graffis employed at the Royal Center ;ank and Mr, Dan Remley of Lucerne were married recently. They are living in Lucerne. Mr. and Mrs. William .Gregory and Marcia, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Douglas spent Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Richardson at Fulton. Mrs. Mayme Coleman has re- ;uraed 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 spent Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Vernon. Mrs. Ella 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. am} Mrs. Frank White spent Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Swisher. US Not Weak Militarily GETTYSBURG, Pa. OB — 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 Ei- enhower 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. „_;_(.„,] "Stones that have been P^er which indicate that the United|,. p States is in a position of weak- 66J ness at this time are not true," Hagerty said in response to a 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, maintained there was no current dan- The highest point in North America is Mount McKinley, Alaska. The elevation is 20,300 feet. ger. The administrati6n 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." 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 wiH 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 and all members of his band. It seems Elvis Presley is going to make another motion picture_before he joins Uncle 'Sam's boys. The Army gave him a deferment for a couple of months. Maybe the government figures his income tax is worth more than Elvis in uniform. Elvis didn't do so bad during 1957 when it came to selling rec ords. His "All Shook Up" was the 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 bestsellers in stores for 1957, according to Billboard: 1. All Shook Up 2. Love Letters in the Sand 3. Little Darlin' 4. Young Love (Tab Hunter) 5. So Rare 6. Don't Forbid Me 7. Singln' The Blues 8. Young Love (Sonny James) 0. Too Much 10. Round and Round Pat Boons didn't do so bad either, seeing two of his songs in the top ten. Presley's Jailhouse Rock" and "Treat Me Nice" led all others in sales in the rhythm and blues field. The Coasters' recording of "Searchir/" and "Young Blood" were second to Presley's hits. Ferlin Husky's "Gone" was the best country and western seller and Bobby Helms' "Fraulein" was second. "My Fair Lady" was the top pop album seUer 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 1 tune 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 Dab 7. Oh Boy t. You Send Me 9. Buzz Buzz Buzz ID. April Love Thought of a person after sitting down on a tack: -Stood Up. Hurry, Pop! A child and a phone are a risky combination. Every age has its favorite slogan for rearing children. Fifty years ago it was "spare the rod and spoil the child." Today, it's the Biblical ". . . aad a little child shall lead them." The old way was severe but it did, on occasion, produce little gentlemen. The modern practice of letting children "take over" produces almost none. Nevertheless- it's the trend, and few parents would return to the woodshed melhod 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," as Sydney Harris once pointed out, "require a subtle Wend of love and discipline togelher . •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 templed 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. arrive. Wait for the usual oh's and ah's, (hen scoot him off to bed. If the child 'is older and less scootable,. take him aside before tiie party and tell him precisely what is expected of him. He shouldn't call old Mrs. Tiltncsa 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 calied fo.r, don't upend the boy there in front of everyone. Tender tlie spanking in 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—but not by the nose. Q & A on P's & Q's (Q) "There's a horrible monster ONE INVOLVES tlie telephone in the hands of a tot, it can be a social H-bomb. 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 unrelayed messages is to instruct Suzy that, regardless of the purpose oE 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 evea total strangers. 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. Is this completely wrong?" S. H. Dayton, Ohio (A) Completely. "Vengeance is mine," sailh the Lord, and earthly fathers generally feel the samfl way. 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, j should he fed, bathed and ready J. L. 'for bed by the time the guests Lights Out; Candle Sets A Fatal Fire EAST CHICAGO, Ind. W> — 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, Anthoiiy Beverly, was lying in his crib lata 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. PaychJatrist Phyllis Kirk finds G. I. Jerry Lewis a hard nut to crack j. Hsl Wants' "The Sad Sack," Virta Vurion comedy dim New lavV ]*• at * p.m. M BMe Itatntr*. Royal Center 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 eve ning. Mrs. Bess Kitchell entertained tlie following guests at her tiome 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 j daughter Mary Ellen, Mrs. Pearl |pugh, 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. 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