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Logansport, Indiana
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Tuesday, December 31, 1957
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Tuesday Evening, December 31, 155f. THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE PROGRAM FOR LOGANSPORT 1. An Adtquatt Civic C*nttr 2. An AdequatB Sewage Dispocal Sytlem 3. Suffiicent Parking Facilities Easy Polio Targets Have Americans somehow fallen into the curious notion that advances in medicine automatically benefit the public? Have they forgotten the key fact that medical improvements are of value only to the extent that they are used? It would seem so, judging by the pub- Ik's reaction to availability of the Salk . poliomyelitis vaccine. Left on the shelves, this vaccine is no more, of a threat to polio than cough syrup. Yet because of failure to understand this, or perhaps merely because of indifferences or indolence, hundreds of thousands of polio shots are going begging. Thousands of persons in Cass and adjacent counties still have not taken polic shots. Much of this vaccine may have to be destroyed because it has been in storage too long. Some has already been destroyed. That is both ridiculous and tragic._ It is ridiculous that many persons—millions, actually—must be implored to use something that would benefit both themselves and their families. And it is tragic because those who fail to use the Salk vaccine make themselves sitting ducks for a still-virulent disease. A Task for Hannah One of the touchiest jobs ever undertaken by a public body in the United States is the one soon to be tackled by the Civil Rights Commission. The group is certain to encounter opposition from widely divergent sources. For this reason, especially, it is_ welcome news that the commission will be headed by Dr. John A. Hannah. During his years'as president 9f Michigan State University, and also during his service in 1953 and 1954 as assistant secretary of defense for manpower and personnel, he has acquired a reputation for acting firmly on the basis of high principles. As commission members strive to apply wisdom and reason to the emotional questions of civil rights, they will be mindful of Dr. Hannah's view that the problem they are dealing with "is as important as any confronting the American people today." people today." It is to be hoped that they also will share the feelings that he expressed when he was informed that he had been appointed chairman of the commission: "I approach this task with the attitude that men of good will should be able to work out their differences and I hope we will be able to make some useful contribution in the national interest." There is nothing of the Pollyanna in that statement. It is an expression of a considered belief that, even when differ, ences of viewpoint are profound, reasonable men can arrive at reasonable solutions. That is the nation's hope as it continues to wrestle with the civil rights issue. A West Virginia motorist traveling in Maryland was arrested on a combined charge of drunken driving, failure to stop after an accident, failure to stay on the right side and using a revoked driving license. He probably claimed they just had it in for him. IN THE PAST One Year Ago Frank Taylor was hired as new general secretary of the local YMOA. He was to take over the post Feb. 1. Mrs. Ethel Faye Rans, 60, Kewanna, died at Woodlawn hospital in Rochester. Joyce Ann Bremer was married to Richard R. Gibson at the First Methodist church in Winamac. John H. Overholser, 83, a retired farmer, died at his home near Delphi. Ten Years Ago A veterans' assistance office was to be opened in the city building Jan. 2. Gerald Reutebuch, 30, roule 3, city, received a broken hip in a fall from a grain elevator. Mrs. Irene Steinmetz, 43, of 1004 Twentieth street, died at St. Joseph's hospital. Donald Joe Linden, nine-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Linden, was injured seriously when struck by a car while he was playing on his sled. Drew Pearson's MERRY-GO-ROUND BONER OF CONTENTION. Drew Pearson Says: Harlem Globetrotters won crowds; American onsul General gets squeezed in Mclec; Africa can seem colder than Greenland. CASABLANCA:—When I sug- getscd to the Air Force that it might be a good idea to have the Harlem Globetrotters play before American servicemen overseas during the Christmasl season, I was rea-j sonably sure the I GI crowds would j be big. They | were. But wh e n 11 looked at the huge! barnlike C a s a-| blanca Convention 1 Hall, in which the! Globetrotters were! to play before a civilian crowd, I wondered whether enough Moroccans would be around to fill it. This was at 6 p. m. The game was to start at 6:30. At 6:10 police opened the doors and pandemonium broke loose. Several thousand exuberant Moroccans swarmed over the grandstands, swamped the police, even snapped up the players' benches. If Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Ghurch- lr.ll had been staging another Casablanca conference I doubt if more people would have jammed the arena. ~T "sneaked around to a place where we had cached some extra chairs and carried some out for the substitute players to sit on. I didn't have a chance. They were snatched out of my hands. Two chairs were finally found for Crov/n Prince Moulay Hassan and his brother, Moulay Ablullah. Other dignitaries had to sit where they could. According to Dave Zinkoff, Philadelphia sports announcer who acted as tour secretary, it was the most enthusiastic crowd ever to cheer the Globetrotters. They laughed at the Broolynese of Referee John Fox, applauded the long shots of Wayne University's George Brown, chortled over the antics of Harlem's Chico Burrell, and went wild over Benny Schirtzinger, World Champion Batonist, wtio twirled flaming batons between hff.ves. After the game, the rush to get Globetrotters autographs almost swamped the players' bus and caused Consul General Henry Ford and me to get slightly roughed up in the melee. In an area where Little Rock did more damage than Sputnik, I hope that North Africans now know there can be good! clean American sports competition. You may think of Africa as hot, tut this time of year it can seem colder than Greenland. You also think of Africa as dry, but this time oE the year as you look down from your plane, the country looks like a sponge—swollen rivers, sodden fields, brimming por.ds . . . In Greenland last winter we dressed for the cold. Also gymnasiums, mess halls, and baracks are well iheated—almost overheated. But in Africa it's mild during the day, freezing at night. Once the sun 1 drops below the desert horizon, Africa is like an icebox, and the big airplane hangars where our entertainers and the Globetrotters played to GI crowds are like a deep-freeze. As a result, Clara Cecrone, of the Star Comedy Team, Cedrone and Mitchell, had to be hospitalized. Four others got a mild flu . . .In contrast there wasn't one casualty during two trips to -Greenland. Reason: It's BO cold in the Arctic that the germs are frozen . . .The entertainers who have given their time are spending long hours in airplanes and putting on two shows daily for American Servicemen without remuneration include Mistress of Cc-remonies Joy Hodges; Dorothy Dennis (wife of Industrialist Alfred Strelsin); Barney Ross, onetime World's Lightweight and Welterweight champion; Burt Bachrach, composer of "Sad Sack"; Damian Mitchell, partner in Cedrone and Mitchell (the third Christmas trip for them): and Siri, the C-foot, 3-inch Glamazon who plays the part of "Miss Misguided Missile." The Hartford models, Louise Manning, Mae Conley, Joanne Smith, Hope Ryden, Ginny Gaylor, wore Tina Leser creations and Peiser furs . . .Finally, Twenty Years Ago City police made a total of 86D arrests during 1937, according to Chief Joseph Carson. Leonard Albrecht, 1724 Smead street, retired from the city fire department after 25 years service. Dr. John Davis became head of the Cass county hospital medical staff. Judge Clifford 0. Wild reported that 357 cases had been tried in city court during 1937. Charles Weinard, 62, of 303% East Market street, died. '!i;*Z^^*i-^^^»&sx!Mri^M^-JMim*x*ia**s~~— the Boiling Field Jumping Jacks, Frank Dwinnell, Dino Pozzobon, Steve Johnson and Bill Walbridge, made their third Christmas with "Pearson's SOB Follies." Michael Sean O'Shea, another Arctic veteran, acted as producer-director. Globetrottcr-Go-Rounfl The man who made it possible to play the Harlem Globetrotlers before GI crowds on this Christmas tour is Abe Saperstein, their owner. He rearranged schedules during his busiest season, dug into his own pocket to pay all sorts of expenses, took time to come along on this hectic, up-early, to-bed-late trip. The Globetrotters have covered almost every part of the world, played in 11 foreign countries last year. But this was probably their most rugged trip —10,000 miles in 10 days—covering all but one American Base, from the Azores to Tripoli —average 'height of the Globetrotters is G feet 3 inches. Some of them can almost drop the bal into the net. According to Globetrotter Capt. Chuck Holton of Milwaukee, the shortest foreign team he has played was in Argentina. Players made up for diminutive stature by speed . . .Saperstein has two basketball farm teams—In Kansas City and Chicago—keeps four scouts on the road looking for talent . . .Benny Schirtzinger estimates there are 200,000 baton twirlers in the U. S. A., including high school drum majors. There is even a directory, "Who's Who In Baton Twirling." It shows that about 5,0000 twirlers are active professionally. Benny himself won the World's Championship at Johnstown, Pa., in 1952 and 1954, and the National Chompionship in Chicago in 1954 . . .The art oE baton twirling originated in Siam with sword brandishing. The Shores of Tripoli Tripoli is best known to many Americans because of the Marine Corps' famous song "From The Halls of Montezuma To the Shores of Tripoli." In Tripoli I saw the ancient Citadel where the Marines were imprisoned when they stormed the beaches during the war against the Barbary Priates. But what most Americans don't know is that the Marines and the Navy in those early days of the Republic suffered from exactly ti?e same trouble that has hurt the Armed Forces today—Budget- cutting. Just as the Defense Budget has been cut to the point of jeopardizing the Missile Program, so the Navy in 1801 was starved by an economizing Congress. ' Therefore, when Thomas Jefferson declared war on the Pasha of Tripoli after he cut the flag from Hie American Consulate in protest LAFF-A-DAY Fifty Years Ago Pistol sales in the city climbed sharply as residents sought protection from the high number of recent burglaries. Miss Lennie Burkit and Mannie Bumgarner, both of Walton, were married. • Louis E. Beckley took office as sheriff of Cass •ounty. • Cas» county farmers raised 17,466 tons- of timothy hay during 1907. Angelo Patri Happiness Essential To Learning "Happiness first and all else will follow," was the slogan the late Edward Johnstone oi : the famous Training School in Vineland gave his teachers, and a happier, more successful school of its Idnd I 'have never seen. Here were hundreds of "children," ranging in age from sixteen (some under) to sixty, all busy, all learning to do something useful, something helpful to himself or to others, and all happy. There are schools filled with children blessed with healthy bodies and clear minds and yet many of them are very unhappy. There are red-inked marks on their report cards and the marks oE discontent and grief on their faces. One must ask why this is so. Why is it handicapped children can be useful and happy, learn within their capacity when these others fail. Usually it is because the failing children are being asked to do what they cannot do or have no ability to do. In Vineland that mistake is never made. Remember, this is no small school. It is a big colony of children and teachers. Each member of the school works according to his ability and is gradually led to some degree of development in some one field or other. Each succeeds in something. That feeling of success is what creates the happiness the school places first. Any normal-minded child succeed in some one section of the curriculum. If there is one study he can make a grade in he will •be happy, especially when he is praised for the accomplishment. If there are two phases of the course Zie can make that's all to the good. Accent that and praise the pupil. Each step forward makes the next one easier and it •lias happened that when once a retarded or "dull" or "sub-normal" child has succeeded in doing satisfactory work in one lesson, the road opens to him for further steps. When I say happiness is essential to learning I do not mean that a child is to be petted. Not at all. He is to be treated with the -respect due to a student and aio.ed to extend his ability. He may not get a hundred per cent. Coax him along by easy steps. If in his spelling list of ten wsixls he gets three right and seven wrong cheer for the three correct ones. That was Dr. Johnstone's way and it worked. The overworked grade teacher against the bigger tribute paid to Tunis, the Navy found itself un- demanned. To make up for this, a Lieutenant Somers of the Marine Corps sailed the Ketch Intrepid, loaded with bombs and powder, into the midst of the Barbary Fleet. The plan was to set a fuse and get avay before the ship exploded. But a snafu developed, the. Ketch blew up too soon, Somers and his men were lost or captured. Tripoli, since then, has been under various foreign rulers, now is the chief city of Independent Libya. But the graves of the Marines are still to be seen on the shpres of Tripoli and flowers deck their graves every Memorial Day. • QUOTES FROM NEWS (Reg. U.S. Pat. OH.) GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Mrs". John E. Doot Jr., commenting on the eating habits of her two-year- old son who had just returned from the hospital where he was treated for eating pins, pills and shaving lotion: "John's not a fussy eater; he doesn't eat much but just about everything." DETROIT — Former Defense Secretary Charles K. Wilson in denying he trimmed military spending in the 1958 fiscal budget: "That's a lot of poppycock. I . believe in balancing the budget but' I believe in taxing people to pay the way." WASHINGTON — Adm, Jerauld Wright on a report that the Defense Department was going ahead on a project to develop a nuclear- powered airplane: "We can't say when any decisions will be made on it." SANTA MONICA, Calif.— Charles Leu Guy III, 19, as he was sentenced to one to 10 years in prison for the slaying of his mother's former fiance: "You can put a man behind bars and you can perhaps teach him a' trade, but unless his heart is in it, it won't do him any good." WASHINGTON - Air Force Sgt. David E. Dwyer, who never was assigned to a city in his 14 years • service, explaining why he went AWOL after being assigned to the Pentagon: "I wasn't born for the city, especially the Pentagon. I felt I couldn't stand it here any longer." NEW YORK _ William Denger, director of the Delinger Institute of Dog Care, Middleburg, Va., commenting on the needs of mod-.' ern canines: "Dogs need a room of their own just as much as humans do." Walter Winchell Broadway and Elsewhere Memos of a Gal Dear Mr. W: The Literary Guild and Book of the Month Club looked down their editorial lorgnettes at "Strangers When We Meet" They were shocked over its "lewdness" .. .1 Evan Hunter! auth'd. He click-l ed with "Black-j board Jungle" . . J Simon & Schuster! unveils it in mid-1 May and already! the literati is toul-1 ing it as a sexcessl . . . Barbizon Pro-1 ductior-s bought! the cinema rights | for $150,000 . . . Major studios are offering Ayfred Crown (head of Barbizon) more than twice that Maurice Zolotow thinks it was director Billy Wilder, who once said that he didn't make films for the forty million movie-goers, but for six friends in Beverly Hills. Ty Power has a new secret. HIT name is Waltruate Haas, a Viennese stage actress. They met while she was here . . . Winthrop Rockefeller, who put about $40, 000 into the Club Romance which demised recently, will peddle his interest in it for $5,000. (To you, not me) . . . Haven't seen anything in (he gazettes about. Diana Barrymore's apartment being ram- sacked. Only trifles, but the burglars smashed up the place . . . Elizabeth Taylor," a dancer 5n "West Side Story," returned a 5-icarat diamond ring to Brazil's Ramos Ortigo, Didden her mud- da ever tell her never give back money or jools? Ten spots are expected to shutter,Seven on the East Side, throe in Greenwich Village . . . Nelson Rockefeller held a big secret meet with GOP biggest at Binghamton, N. Y., recently . . . Denise Daricl says Santa Claus is a rich Texan with a hobby. Buzz from Miami Beach: Many top hotels balk at doing those coast to coast teevee shows for "promotion." Claim the stalfcrs, entertainers (and so on) take too many needed suites, run up tall tabs and generally aren't worth the bolfier . . . For the man who lias everything: The gov't of San Marino will make anyone a Duke for only S2n,050. Tax included . . . The Journal-American's night editor 'Erie SlrohP suffered major injuries in a fall at his home, but wort down to the newspaper and put it to bed before calling medicos after eight pain-wracked hours . . .Add don't-invile-to-your- party items: White House press chief Jim Hagerty and columnist Art Buchwald . . ..Jim forgot the famed warning to politicians: "Never fight with the church, a newspaper or a woman." DOMESTIC BURGLARS CHICAGO (UP) - Burglars who looted the Robert Anderson residence apparently plannec. to set up housekeeping. They carted out a coffee maker, a waffle iron, an electric knife sharpener, a wall clock, a' bedroom clock, several suits, 20 watches, 80 pounds of frozen meat and four bottles of whiskey. They also took a;, empty piggy bank and $77 in cash. will wonder how she is to manage this with an oversize register. If she will just put tihe emphasis on the one good thing she sees about . a child she will be well on her way. Like the teacher who said •to the mother of a child whose work was very poor: "Your boy' has the loveliest hair in the classr room." Just that little bit of a gleam of light in a darkened sky worked wonders. .Just try for happiness first. William Davidson is doing a piece on. Brando for Look. Marlen decided not to be interviewed, but the writer says he has enough without the star's cooperation . . . Two nice checks for the Runyon Fund. $5,000 from Louis Wolf son, the tycoon, and $10,000 from Charles Revson . . . Crazy about Mindy Carson's version of "Let Wei'. Enough Alone" from the score of the soon-due show, "The Body Beautiful" . . . Not one song from musical shows this year made the pop hit lists. ' Little Club bartender Geo. Belt- sack is belter known to his kin in Germany as Baron von Bedzik . .Joan Blondell's daughter Ellen Powell (Dick Powell's her fadda) hod a taste of show biz louring with mamma last Summer. Ellen's back at a coast agricultural school learning how to become a veterinarian . . ."Most Happy Fella" left Broadway with a profit o£ $250.000. Thanks to many of your plugs and opening nipht rave, if yez asked me . . .Never worry abmit inviting Joe E. Lewis, the star, or Harry Brand of 20th Century-Fox to a parly. Everybody loves them . . . You really ought a give an orchid to Ronnie Graham snd the "Take Five" revusical at the Downstairs Oof'ly good show. If you invite Baron Lissardt and June Valli, the songster, to the same poddy they'll probably leave early to be alone . . .Didja hear about the rich brat, who left milk and cookies for Santa, and then ordered a servant to slay up all night to serve it? . . .Isabelle Farrell, the "Oh, Captain" galer- ina, is the silhouetled show-slopping dancer on Life's sign lighting up B'way at 46th . . .The honeymoon must be over for aclress Kim Stanley and playwright Paddy Chayefsky. Page 16 of the Dec. 21st Satdee Review explains that one . . ."Confusion kit" is ad agency row-Madison Avenue jargon for brief case. Insiders hear that some networks may follow the lead of film firms and trim publicity staffs. Keeping only specialists for big special shows, etc . , .Because of the doldrums and layoffs, Arthur Murray Dance Studios in H'wood are swamped with appli- calons from freelance aclors and bit players for jobs as dance tutors. The Cafe St. Denis on East 53rd Street seats only 53 piple. Cozy, wot? . . .Dinner shows now do the big biz at New York's top spots. Some of the biggest name acts don't draw fleas for the midnight perf . . . Do you have a slow child? One who is always behind at play and in school? In leaflet P-ll, "Slowness," Dr. Patri explains how rhythm develops faster motion in a child. To obtain a copy, send 10 cents in coin to him, c/o this paper, P 0. Box 99, Station G, New York 19, N. Y. (Released by The Bell Syndicate, Inc.) Harry Bclafontc, who has not yet appeared in Yurrop. is being v/nllen up by scads of French. Scandinavian, British. Italian and German mags . . . Show biz is like diz: Norman Nai-Chum-Chi (he sang with Stokowski, the N.Y. Philharmonic and Bruno Walter) tdls as a waiter at the Erika on 2'.id Ave . . . When Micki Mario (the songstress) became a bride, ton El Rancho (Vegas) landlord's wedding gift was a 4-wcek booking at her convenience. A year later, she cashed the gift thereto she could establish residence for her divorce. She's there now. I like people like this: Judy Lynn, a singing beauty on "The E'ig Payoff," has done over forty telethons (in 2 years) to assist worthy causes. No pufflicity. Does "ihem out of town and we never read about it . . .Parfums Caron is underwriting "La Fete des Roses" again, benefiting the Boy's Club of here. The pioneer in 'the boys' movement field . . . Oh, mister. They've made a cha- cha out of "Poor Butterfly" . . . Tide mag reports that contrary to the accepted belief, ad execs are not lecherous. (Wanna wager'.') . . . Be-gemmed Hope Hampton (leaving Galsby's) inspired a barfly to flip: "Man, is she stoned." Jim Backus' ABC show has what you got when radio comedians were trying to be amusing. Real comical . . . Cathy O'Brien Is the new Irish Linen Queen. Will reign until March 17Ui after being crowned at a Pierre Hotel banquet . . . Peter Guy Evans sub- mils a good word-marriage: Odd- oicsconts . . . Gale Storm told a fan mag that an .agent gave her that name when she blew into his office like a Gale and dubed her Storm because of her temperament. Her memory must be rusty. She won that name and a movie contract via Jesse Lasky's "Gateway to Hollywood" talent search. (Je'ss call me perfessa) . . .She Ruyon Fund has two seats on the aisle away down front to "My Fair Lady" for Now Year's Eve. Thanks to co-author Frederick Loewe How much we offered? It's tax deductible. —Your Gal Milton Sanders Ends Fort Bliss Training FORT BLISS, Tex. (AHTNC) — Pvt. Milton P. Sanders, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Milton R. Sanders, Medaryville, Ind:, recently completed the final phase of six months active military training under the Reserve Forces Act program at Fort Bliss, Tex. Sanders was graduated from Medaryville High School in 1057. SOLVED DECORATION STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (UP) —James R. Vcnable has solved the Christmas decoration problem at his house for several years to come. Venable has planted a 50- foot holly tree in his front yard. HUBERT I2-3/ © !»7. King Pc.itui« SynJiiatc, Inc., U'orid tighls icstivcj. "You know darned well what canary." PHAROS-TRIBUNE Hn!ly (except Saturday*, Sunday* imd Holiday*) SSe per ireclc dally •fed Snndny hy carrier*. »18.2I> per yenr. By mull on rurnl route* In Ca«», Cnrroll, Wlilte, Piilnikl, Fulton and MInml coniitlea, $10.00 per yean outKldr trading aren nnd wltliln Indiana, $1.1.00 per yenr) outalde Indiana. $38.00 per yenr. All mnll »nl>»crli>tioii» pnynble In advance. No nmll *ub*crlptlon* ««ld where carrier aervlce In nmlntalited. Reporter entnl>U»hed mO 114 Ph.ro. cnyililUlied Trluane CKtablI*hed <uljjo>I^^)LABtL> ^^IS^^M^^^^ Journal entabllalied Pnlillihed dally except Saturday and kolldnya »y Pharo»-Trlbnn« Co., Inc., HIT Gnat Broad-way, Ejoffansport, Indian:!. Entered na aecond clax* matter at tli« »o»t ottic* at Loitanaport. ,Ina., under tb.« act of (Iliirch A, 1S70. U12JHBJGR AITD1T BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS AND UNITED PILES! PHAROS-TRIBUNE National AdrertUlna; Hepre*«atatlT« Inland New»»oper Be»re»ntatlY«i © 1957, King Fertura SvnJiote. Int.. World riihtt ruecvM •'It wasn't necessary to get up, Mr. pooley—I just wanted to see if you needed anything.

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