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Logansport, Indiana
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Monday, November 25, 1957
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THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE PROOKAM fOR IOOANSPORT 1. An Adiqualt Civic Cwittr 2. An Adequate Stwati* Oiipgtal Syttim 3. Sulfiicint Parking FuciNliu Economic Combat The British statesman, Anthony Nutting; recently declared that the Communist threat is-economic, not military. He does not expect a thermonuclear war but asserts that Russia began a commercial war three years ago. Nuttrag was disappointed because President Eisenhower did not deal, in recent talks, with the growing commercial rivalry between Russia and America. In recent years, Moscow has been making trade agreements. Its recent agreement with Syria provides for economic as well as military aid. Khrushchev often flings down the gauntlet of economic challenge to America, and the Russians are pressing for influence and trade agreements. The Russian rate of production is rising at a faster tempo than that of America. Just as we should have expected a narrowing difference in thermonuclear weapons, so can we expect a lessening of the difference in productivity in the coming years. Russia has made gains at our expense economically as well as in propaganda. Americans had best give up the notion that in giving aid we are merely being generous to poor, backward people. Where America does not give aid, the Russians may step in with an offer. Be- .cause of this, the problems of aid—technical assistance, economic co-operation, trade—all should be reviewed by the State Department. The United States and the free world could lose in other areas besides; the scientific-military. Many of our ideas are no longer effective. Fresh plans and ideas are much needed, lest there be sterility in policy and a consequent decline in the influence of the United States. A new historical era has begun. Old policies prepare for decline and defeat in new eras. Obstacles to Planning For a long time now, continued reference has been made to the low standard of living and the economic backwardness of Arab countries. Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey proposed a regional plan for economic development of the area in a report to the Senate foreign relations committee, and this proposal is -likely to be discussed during the next session of Congress. The unstable situation in the Middle East constitutes'an obstacle to any efforts at'planned improvement in the area. Not only does. Arab hatred of Israel still run at flood proportions, but an inter- Arab struggle continues and, at the moment, threatens to precipitate a new and perhaps even violent crisis. An additional barrier to planned development is Syria. The Soviet Union now is a major influence, and it can check any plan at points which ft regards unfavorably. Planned development would threaten to pull Syria out of the Soviet orbit at least partially, so Russia opposes such a plan. Planned development in the Middle East seems to be an almost hopeless and Utopian aim at the present moment. Projects already proposed, such as the Jordan River plan, have been hatcheted and Arab leaders have stalled plans which would promise to resettle and rehabilitate some of the Arab refugees, thereby making them self-sufficient. Perhaps it would still be helpful to spell out a plan as a basis of discussion, but the situation looks bad. The poor Arabs'suffer because of these'obstacles, but power in the Arab world concerns some leaders more than does the aim of alleviating the misery of the masses. IN THE PAST One Fire caused $1,500 damages to the Clyde Pickens farm home in Noble township. The purchase 'of a lot just west of Daniel Webster school by the school bo'ard was approved by the state board of health. Glenn R. Fiscel, 974 South Cicolt street, was injured in an auto accident at Seventh street and East Broadway. Mrs. Myrtle Jane Rush, 701 Washington street, died at the age of 65. Ten Years Ago Thomas R. Depoy, 43, of Winamac, was killed when struck by a saw blade which came loose from a buzz saw. Installation of fluorescent lights in city schools was being planned by the school board. The home of Robert Wagoman on South Cicott street was damaged by fire. Margare_t Caton, of Logansport, was married to William Hopper, of Walton. Emma.Mills, 76, of 1514 East Market street, . died at St. Joseph's hospital. Twenty Years Ago Logansport high school's basketball team defeated Delphi, 26-22. Josephine Cockley and Floyd E. Conn, both of Peru, were married. Mrs. Maria Sullivan, 840 Helm street, died at • the age of 87. Fifty Years Ago The new Nelson theater was opened before • large crowd. A fire in the Panhandle roundhouse caused •linor damage before being extinguished by the flr« department. Mrs. Grace George, 27, of Golmston, died. Drew Pearson's MERRY-GO-ROUND THERE WAS WEEPING AND WAILING, AND GNASHING OF TEETH[ Monday Evening, November 25, 1957. Drew Pearson says: Sen. Lyndon Johnson starts spotlighted missile probe; Sen. Symington's highly qualified committee was sidctrackeci; Johnson is an expert at hush-hush investigations. WASHINGTON. - When likable Sen. Lyndon Johnson of Texas calls a galaxy of -brass-hat- experts on missiles, and satellites to testify before thei TV cameras am'I the Senate prepar [ edness committee I today, he will be-f gin one of the I most importanT Senate probas inl years. It is vita'I to the defense o'| the nation. But some o j Lyndon's collea I gucs, who in UK j past have givei I him the nickname "lyin' down Lyndon," have their fingers crossed regarding the final result. They figure Lyndon will start off with real fireworks, but they are not sure what will happen after the first weex oE hearings. Reason for their skepticism is Johnson's pattern of probing in the past. For some time he has been chairman of the Senate preparedness; committee, yet he has held no very important probes in recent years. And when he did run into dynamite-laden scandals he suppressed the facts. One was his investigation of gangsterism on tiie New Jersey waterfront where the TJ. S. Army lost millions of dollars by hiring gangsters;. Johnson never did publish this report, even fired the two investigators, Downey Rice and George Martin, who prepared it. General Motors Profits The other was his probe of airplane profits, showing that the Allison motors division of General Motors made Sabrejet engines for the Air Force in 1950-51 at a profit of 39 per cent. They did this by charging a ::0 to 12 per cent profit by one GM subsidiary, then a profit by the next GM subsidiary, then another profit by the third GM subsidiary. While lagging.far behind in Sa- brejet production. General Motors executives had time to get houses •and bams built for themselves at cost by a construction company doing business for the government -•Huber, Hunt, and Nichols. Daniel Babcock, chief engineer for GM's Allison Division, got a $31,000 borne built for $15,800., Ed- . ward B. McNeil, a GM vice president, got an air-conditioning system installed at cost—83,890.18. GM official I. E. Settle got a barn built at cost. All those facts were censored. Johnson's investigation of the New- Jersey waterfront likewise was suppressed, though later Governor Dewey's crime commission • revealed, some of the - shocking facts. Johnson's'probers found that after the Army took over Jersey City's Claremont Terminal, dock workers played .poker on Army time, shot dice, bribed, pilfered, peddled dope, and amused themselves by crashing Army fork-lifts into each other—all under the nose of the Army Engineers. The Army contraqt with Dade Brother!!, Inc., was so lucrative that in four weeks alone Dade Brother;; pocketed a profit of $281,876.33, according to Johnson's investigators. The night hiring boss in charge of loading Army cargo was John Denoia alias Johnny Duke, former proprietor of Duke's Tavern, underworld hangout for Joe Adonis,. Anthony Anastasia and Willie Moretti. Senate investigators for Johnson checked: the Dade Brothers payroll against Rogues' Gallery photographs and discovered more than SO so-called Longshoremen with criminal records. Cooperative Johnson Senator Johnson, however, never made this report public. He showed it to the Army and told them to clean up. In this way the Army was saved embarrassing publicity. Johnson made no effort to turn the healthy spotlight of publicity on this situation and his_report gathered dust in Senate files until some of his Senate' colleagues asked about it after Governor Dewey's crime 'Commission started a real cleanup. Johnson claims he'car. 1 get more accomplished by quietly going to the Armed Services when he finds something wrong and asking them to clean up. Frequently this works. Invariably also, the grateful armed services will do anything under •the sun for the thoughtful Lyndon after one of these quiel talks— such as giving him free airplane rides back and forth to Texas, or putting Ihe Air Medical Research Center at Randolph Field, Texas, after Secrelary of Ihe Air Force Talbolt had ruled that it was. to be elsewhere. The delay and paperwork involved in switching the Medical Center cost l)he taxpayers around $100,000. But Lyndon's heart beats for Texas and he. got the Center located right in the Heart of Texas. Misslc Go-Round Republicans on me Senate Preparedness Committee have 'already pretty much decided that Charlie Wilson will take the rap for the Missile Snafu. They figure this will keep the scandal from going any higher up . .'. The man who • should have handled the Missle probe is Sen. Stuart Symington oE Missouri, who has lived and -breathed - Missiles for years. He was tfie First Secretary ^of the Air Force, long ago. warned the Nation that the Eisenhower Ad' ministration was falling danger-. ously behind. Symington heads a subcommittee which was all set to proble Missiles, .but Johnson, who rules Senate Democrats without benefit of Democraitc caucus' es, decreed that the probe should be taken away from Symington . . .He' has given Symington a chance to appoint two investigators—Trevor Gardner and Steve Leo. At firs£ Johnson seemed leery about letting Estes Kefauver, another great Senate prober, get too much -in the limelight. But he called Kefauver, asked him to postpone a hearing featuring Walter Reuther on inflation, scheduled for November 25. Two Senate (headline' investigations, he indicated, shouldn't be competing with each other. Kefauver complied, . postponed Reuther . . • .Kefauver and Symington are members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and have been asked by Johnson, to specialize on some phases of the Missle probe. UNINVITED GUESTS NORTH VBRNON, Ind. (IB—Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Goodpasture, No^th Vernon, had been hearing strange noises above the ceiling in their home for several weeks. .Investigation showed the sounds were made by a 'possum that had been sharing their home. LAFF-A-DAY Angelo Potri Set Regular Bedtime Hour For Children A regular bedtime for the children, set in accordance with-their ages, and held firmly despite all protests, is best for the children, for their parents and for the general harmony ' of the household. The young ones soon learn the in- evitablity of bedtime if it is made so by uninterrupted routine. Once that is broken it will be more difficult to establish it again and to maintain it. "Why do you -insist that 'I'm not tired. I'm not. sleepy, I think, it's mean, to make me go to bed when I'm not tired. Anyway Jimmie is . sitting up,' when they know it is bedtime and that they need their sleep." Children are likely to play, keep 1 active, beyond the time when they have reached the fatigue point. Their nerves no,'longer register . fatigue 'and they keep going until they are ready to drop, still protesting they are not tired. It is this sort of thing that brings on tantrums, fighting children who are unable longer to control themselves. Overfatigue is what brings on many a scene at bedtime, sometimes at the supper table. If this can be prevented everybody concerned will be happier. Mothers have a busy day and they, too, are fatigued at the end .of the day and this bedtime fuss is just the last straw. Nor is it easy, to prevent it. Children who are in the 'active stage of growlh seem tireless. Mothers cannot keep up to them and stop their onward rush in time to prevent their .reaching the breaking point unless they keep the idea in mind they might be able to help themselves and the children, too. It might be possible, for example, to time the children's activity a bit. Not that they must live under .the compulsion of the clock, but within reasonable limits. One cannot interrupt a football game played by nine-year-olds but one can say,' "When you've made that goal—'- Little girls jumping rope or playing hide-and-seek can be warned, "I'll be calling you soon now." Some limit has to be set on all children's .activities; schooldays are hard on children; special lessons afler school can be a strain; extra school activities can become an added strain. Children's programs must be supervised lest they, unwittingly, overdo and suffer fatigue, fatigue that afflicts the whole family. Proper eating habits arc very important to keep.your child well and happy. Dr. Patri explains the importance and what to do about it in his booklet No. 303;. "Feeding Children." To obtain a copy, send 25 cent* in coin to him, c/o this paper, P. O. Bra 99,. Station G, New York 19, N.Y. Nixon Issues Warning of New Soviet Threats Asserts Economic Challenge Hurled By Moscow Bosses PHILADELPHIA' (UP) — Vice President Richard M. Nixon warned Sunday night of a massive economic, -psychological and subversive threat by Russia "aimed at the overthrow of all free governments" which will be beaten back only at the price of sacri- . fice and patient endurance by Americans. • In his second major address ol the day on the same warning, Nixon told the National Council of Catholic Youth here that the Soviet drive was signalled by the recent Moscow manifesto which he described as a "blunt challenge the Free World cannot and will not ignore." Only a few hours earlier, the vice oresiclent told a B'Nai B'Rith building dedication ceremony in Washington that Russia's economic challenge must not be overlooked in the rush to match Soviet missiles progress." He seemed confident, however, that Russia's scientific lead would be overcome, departing from his text here to say, "I have faith that in the struggle for freedom, the forces of good will prevail." Nixon said the manifesto 'issued by the Communist parties of 54 nations was evidence that the Kremlin was launching "a massive non-military offensive aimed at the overthrow of all free nations." He predicted "the dictators . of Moscow will sharply step up their economic, psychological and subversive activities . . . they will emnhasize again the popular front tactics whiclh fooled so many well- intentioned peonle in times past." Nixon warned this country must avoid panic which "can lead .to hasty and . ill-considered programs" and complacency which "is equally dangerous." QUOTES IN NEWS BERKELEY, Calif. — Dr. Edward Teller, chief architect of the hydrogen bomb, on Russia's recent scientific advances: "We have lost a major battle in science — a battle greater than Pearl Harbor." WELL? CANTON, S.D. (IB—Ah old statute still on this city's books forbids nude bathing from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m'. in rivers and streams within the city limits. Nothing .is said about the other hours. Reporter' CHtnbllnhctl 1880 Tribune culnbllxlicil 10O7 114 1844 eatnhllihed 1S4B Walter Winchell Broadway and Elsewhere The Broadway Beep Some of the Goldie's crowd think the ex-Mru. Alfred G. Vanderbilt and former British envoy Anthony Nutting are already stitched . . . Zsa-Zsa's heart parade now features Bob Wagner, Geoffrey Home and Jack Lemmon. The last- named, however, is discreet about his real pash . . . Kim Novak's added a Broadway praise agent to her list. Thai I gold heart she I wears came froir.l MG . . . "Rital Hayworth to wcd| 5th time" . . Here's wishing I her luck, again!) . . . The Desiluj (Desi-Lucy) six! million $ cash I purchase for botrf JKO studios disclosed this vignette; BKO in (1340) that Lucille when they appeared in the film, "Too Many Giris" . . . And where they dropped his option. WASHINGTON — Rep. John E. Moss (D-Calif.) -on'the acknowledgement by President Eisenhower's security aide, Robert Cutler, that Cutler told a "closed meeting of businessmen that some of them probably advertised in a magazine Cutler said had deliberately violated security: "When secrecy is extended to dinner meetings at which government officials are enabled to make remarks for which they are not • publicly accountable, . the argument for secrecy becomes untenable." CHICAGO — William 1 Stacey, 24, a professional baby photographer who has confessed killing the 16- year-old mother of a child he was photographing: "I suppose a lot of people think I'm crazy." man . . .Anne Baxter's take- home pay from "The Square Root of Wonderful" is hefty. She's on minimum plus percentage and the' show is playing to capacity despite mixed notices . . . Another of tin? column's pets (Barbara McNair.' signed with Coral Records. She was recently signatured for a new Broadway musical . . . Gooooil girl . . .Description of a H'wood driver: One, who after seeing a wreck, drives carefully for a few blocks. "lI'vU ' C TO7, K*s Ft'uua'S]»ataO»t/liwd ii|kUK«mJ.; ' [,-,?'", "I couJdn't take it any more — twenty-seven mothers- in-law!" Phnro. 3. Journal Fitfillnhed dally except Satnrriny n:ud holiday* by Phnrafl-Tribiln* Co., ln<%, C17 Enit't Bromlwny, LoKanipurt, Indiana. Entered Kg Mecontl cliiNH mutter nt th» port off lev at LovnnRport. Ind.V under th« act of Hnriiu il, 1S-D. AUDIT DUBKAU OF CIRCC^ATIONS AND 'UNITED PRESS PHAJVOS-TBIBUNB National Ad-rertlnInK aepre»«Bta«V«» , Inlamd ITcmmper • Ri!»reMntatlvta Marlene Dietrich (in Lindy's) Chat omygoddess figger by devouring a heaping bowl of borscht, a platter of baked pork and a schooner of lager . . . Noel Coward's diet when he's in a play: Poached ouefs for breakfast, broiled steak and baked spud for dinner . . . Nancy Walker, whose recent show, "Copper & Brass," tarnished quickly, sighing:' "The critics like me, but in the past 3 years I've worked only 8 months" . . .Bill Howard, Jr. (ass't casting director at Paramount), is Dorothy Lamour's young son . . . Memo from Dorothy Ross: "About 2 yeans ago you first predicted that Dodie Goodman 'was on-iier way up' when you caught her at-Julius Monks' Downstairs spot" . . .Reminder to struggling Broadway: hopefuls: Where would Helen Hayes be today if she gave up? There must be at least 500 farmers around 57th and 8th Avenue. That many copies of the Farmer's Almanac were purchased at the newstands there this year. They are the last newsstands en route to the West Side Highway leading to the sticks . . . "Pretend You Don't' See Her" is a song on the way to hilville. Not unlike the oldie, "You Know You Belong To Somebody Else" . -. .Paul Gallico says his next novel, "Thomasina," is about a cat "who thought she was God" . , .Edna Ferber's new novel deals with the nation's sixty top families. It explodes the myth loudly .'.. Don't invite Sallie Blair and Belle McLaurin to the same party. One alleges the other pushed her off the stage at the African Room -. . .Deejay Alan. Freed says the theme song for "Bridge on River Kwai" should have been "Kwai Me a River." Playwright William Inge, whose next play will be "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs," gol $5.000 per annum as a college prof. The stage and screen versions of his three Broadway hits earned half- a-million for him . . .Barbra Loden, once one of Ernie Kovacs' slightly wacky teevec gang, has a good role in "Compulsion" , . . Not many Presley fans know Uhe names of the men responsible for the star's song clicks. They are Liebler & Stoler. Wrote Elvis' ' smash, "Hound Dawg." The flip side was "Don't Be cruel." Total sales: 7,000,000 copies. They wrote his "Jailhouse- Rock," which has sold 3Vi> million in a month. , .Ted Steel's new album introduces a corking good thrush earned Teal Joy. The Esther Williams-Ben Gage recent denials of their unhappy situation recall the late Ben Schulbcrg's familiar line to reporters trying to check: "It's true, but not yet" . . . Worthy causes: The Guide Dog Foundation drive in Forest Hills. Trains dojfs for the blind and gives them to tlic blind free . . John Crosby's video narrating last week was a smooth improvement over his Initial jitters . . .Nobody on Ihu networks is as beautiful (or as adroit at commercials) as Barbara Britton . . .Show-oaf Dcpl: H. Taubman's "The Dramatic Fulcrum." .(He means support) . . . Brooks Atkinson's: "Clark & Me- Cnllough used to be great at this sort of larrikin." (Mrs. A means rowdincss) . . . Dorc Ashton's: "Tenebrous waters." (Gloomy.) Overheard: It's amazing the way the Anastasia murderers dropped out of the news. The best proof of how fast you can be forgotten on Broadway" . . .A theatrical agency's door sign: "Comedians with sputnik routines keep out!" At 1650 B'way . . . Does Lena Home kno,w about the backstage battles belwccr. press agents handling her public relations? Several newspaper writers, interviewers and editors tell us 1 "they've lost us!" . . .One East Side boite basn't paid its entertainers for 3 weeks. Prob'ly shutter soon . . .One of the mob picked up in that Upstate raid "runs everything" in Manhattan south of 34th Street. Time Remembered" costs the producers more than $27,500 for the cast alone. Helen Hayes and Richard Burlon receive $10,000 weekly each. Susan Strasberg ?7,500 . . . The author and director get 12i4 percent . . . Correction: The "West Side Story" weekly profit is .$14,000 . . . Jane Darcy of 20lh Century-Fox's "South Pacific" flicker weds Arthur Murray supervisor David Fisher in Vegas around Thanksgiving Day . . .Rhoda Royale, waiting for the big break in H'- wood, will do the show-girl bit in Vegas until some producer realizes she cnn'act . . . Patience, her Bon Soir show is Paul Hart- lady . . .One of the hipsters at Newark's Sutfar Hill beings the col'm up-to-date on be-bop slanguage: "A square" is now "a lame"; If you're "hip" you're also "down" . . Sent, gone, widg- ?ed, flipped and gassed have been obsoleted by "sploud!" Hollywood and other actresses presented at court (London) arc warned not to wear black because black is worn only as court mourning . . .The tax court ruled that "not having enough money to pay your taxes because of business difficulties is not a reasonable cause for failing to pay Diem". Junior Students Conduct Services Thanksgiving services at the West Broadway Presbyterian churcli Sunday School were conducted Sunday by junior high school students. Those who took part were Rita Moore, Judy Adams, Tina Emerson, Dick Jobnspn, Jack Fultz, Evelyn Walters and Kathy Burns. The entire class participated in a "Litany of Thanksgiving" and in singing of hymns. BcKinning of the. End Dept. Bol> Hope threatens to become a producer next year . . . Tiie Treasury Dept. closed the Broadway Belt's only strip-tease rnovie joint . . .The Vaudeville Actor's Union plans organizing all street- corner Santas during the Yule season . . .The lad who waits and waits for Kaye Ballard to finish her on Soir show is Paul Hart- POSSIBLE SOLUTION WASHINGTON (UP)—House Republican leader Joseph W. Martin Jr. (Mass.) has proposed the federal government foot the bill for scientific training of five top-ranking students each year in each of the country's 435 Congressional Districts. Martin said the 2,tf5 students, selected competitively, would be sent to accredited scientific universities and research institutions. He said he would introduce legislation to this effect in January. HUBERT j!© 19?'', King Featurq Syndicate, Inc., WorM rifilrtsj "I bought a new extra-low, extra-long Whizzer 8, and they throw in free a rubber wall for your garage as standard equipment."

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