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PAGE FOUR THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and tOGANSPOBT PRESS, LOGANSPORT, INDIANA SUNDAY, JANUARY S, 1953 Editorials... The Kind Of Education The anticipated too-little-and-too-late charges have already been hurled at President Eisenhower's proposal to spend a billion dollars of federal money on aid to education. Dr. William G. Carr, executive secretary of the National Education Association, declares that the suggested program is "far below a realistic appraisal of the needs which our schools confront." Dr. Carr thinks that federal aid should be a billion dollars annually at first, and up to five billion annually within the next five years. He may be right, though that much of a federal finger in the pie might bring with it far more control over education than most Americans want. But, matters of finance and control aside, consider for a moment another serious problem raised by the Eisenhower proposal. It concentrates rather heavily on stimulating education in the sciences. The question arises: How much emphasis are we to place on science rather than the arts and social studies? Dr. Henry Ladd Smith, director of the University of Washington School of Journalism, recently had something wise to say on this subject. "There should be no quarrel/' he wrote, "between science and the liberal arts. We need both. But science will work for dictators, as well as free men; the liberal arts never . . . The role of education is to sustain the steady push of civilization, which is the emphasis people give to the aspirations and sensitivities that have set us apart from the apes. We need more scientists, but we need equally those who can prod us forward through intelligent criticism." How much money we spend on education is important, but secondary. The kind of education given tomorrow's citizens overshadows other considerations. Tabula Rasa, 1958 The year 1958 has now been launched, with libations suitable and otherwise, on a sea of predictions that it will be a fateful year. And so it will. Every year is a fateful year. Saying so is less useful, however, than seeking ways to make this year serve truth, justice and human dignity. Generally, the use of expressions from other languages is pretentious. But now and then a combination of words from outside the fold seems exactly right. This is such a time. The expression we have in mind is tabula rasa. A tabula rasa is a clean tablet.—a tablet with nothing written on it. The year ahead is a tabula rasa. We shall all of us write upon it. What we write, as individuals and as a nation, will largely determine whether this "fateful" year will be a good one for the causes espoused by Americans. George E. SOKOLSKY These Days CRIME AND MORALS J Edgar Hoover, Director o£ the FBI, year by year, issues a report on crime in the United States, and one year is worse than the other. Tha year 1957 shows the usual increase; in fact it is the all-time high year for crime, 2,756,000 major crimes having been committed. The largest increases reported are in what ar« called "crimes against property," namely, robbery, burglary, larceny and auto thefts. This is an • inaccurate ' designation because not property but persons are •robbed. The Iocs, the heartache, the inconvenience involve people not property. Crimes "against property" are normal in conditions of poverty such as dd riot exist in the United States where it is still passible, even in a period of economic readjustment, to earn a living wage if one will work. The crimes are not committed out of desperation. Most criminal activities in the United States are wilful; youngsters form gangs to go robbing, to steal automobiles, to be big shots before they are even little shots. CRIME, IN THE UNITED States, is a reflex to immorality just as our sex problems are reflexes to immorality, to an abandonment of the basic moral and ethical standards of our society. This is a big problem that is variously answered. Some liberal sociologists would solve it all by improving environmental conditions, but it has been established by police records in New York that gangs develop in the new liousing projects despite the improved environmental conditions. In a word, experience in new (housing developments in a city like New York shows the mere physical improvement of an environment will not make for righteous living if the home life is inadequate, if moral values are not inculcated in the young in the home, the school and the church. Palaces without morals will not produce moral persons. THE JUVENILE GANG, our main source of criminal training, is on the increase The Other End of the Hofidtiy Horn of Plenty WALTER WINCHELL On Broadway The Headliners ably the most successful confetti. i, 11. porary playwright. He has won Shirley Booth, one of the the- many monetary and art i st i c tro- alrc's golden girls, is showing her phics Hjs , ast effor ,. .. Orpheus gilt-edge talent again in "Miss Is- Descen d jig," was a flop. In an interview the other day, Williams confessed that after the opening of the ill-fated "Orpheus Descending" —the stress, anxiety and unhappiness compelled him to undergo psychiatric treatmnt. One fact is common with most unfortunately, is It required al- obel," which, made of brass . . most a quarter- century for Mtssl Booth to bccomcj a star. The harder the climb, how ever, the mori satisfying the con-] quest . . . She has clicked in dra-l mas, comedies and musicals. "Ani actress," she c a 11 y contends, "should make you forget cvcry- Aftcr successful people—they are never certain of their success. Some recent headline-stars are involved in unique dramas costarring Topsy and Tiirvy. Bergman and Rossellini had a brief "reunion," for example Bri- Booth accepted a secondary role in the musical, "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn," and beautifully demonstrated her versatility. The star has enchanted audiences—and beguiled her colleagues. Performers (who have appeared with her in er of a baby born to her band and a Danish model one day after he and Miss Bardol were divorced . . . After the wedding of her daughter by a former marriage, Vivien Leigh waves good- husband. Sir nd drives off with her former husband. plays and movies) arc her biggest Lauren l)]e dip j omati handlcs fans-whicli is qu ,te an ach.evc- the problenl ca]mlv and Hp , ains to reporters: "There is nothing awkward about a situation like this. We are all very good friends." Undoubtedly, the strangest human beings—are people. quite ment In the greasepaint jungle. Hollywood's Terry Moore expressed her affection for Miss Booth with an earnest mixcd-up smile: "Shirley is so lovable you want to throw .your arms about her like an old shoe." Show business, the careless lover, spurns and embraces with The popular international game of pinnlng-tlie-tail-on-the-crilics continues unabated. J. B. Priestley, the British playwright, joined jabbing Brit- unim- Perhaps why there's not Angelo PATRI Don't Make Big Thing of "Little Ills" People who have scant acquaint- Drew PEARSON Washington Merry-Go-Round Drew Pearson Says: Ike's frle™,, sta d «.« worried over Dulles' deadlock re[usal fo talk to Russia with Russia; Ike consider* DuUc. wa must ta £ou , nd to circumvent In this case, a switch. inspired by their nnViort -Proclnn ha= u-alMl B~oad- He generously conceded certain zone between th« West and Eus- "•ooeri rieium jus, ^""^ "•"<•" sia; another his offer of a Non- way's neon peaks _as the ^sUr^of 3S2T6ssion P&ct witH bn€ Utii : tcu -niuon* * ia.i, ^tatps* furofchfir his off^r bo b£Ui *op snTSSii. onuy 3. lew monuns a/n*, all arms shipments to the Near Mr. Preston starred in "The Hid- TT,.,^ den River," which was a quick ^ s floti Following the show's swift able and comprehensive book, The group felt that Secretary of ^.^ p.. eql ° n W!L , gnawed by "Broadway's Best, 1957." Aisle- man. Chapman, growls:. "Few drama critics have had much experience in music listening and sme of them have Un ears." communique comes - until "The And now, life is Cull of our greatest Secretary of State; ££ T n "ey "considered" the "idea of sic for Robert Preston. Ohio Congressman tells Nasser he g et tj n g Chancellor Adenauer, a ,iu«u u«m uus , -.,_,. . «„.-.,, " Din€S wilh ^ Dev "'" shrewd, tough friend of the United as on me UKWW and includes ance with thl :. ,f!f nc< V° the ™ md WASHWGTON.-A group of top states, to break the ice by talking ™ girls as well as boys Robberies read a simplified article and on American businessmen, including to Bulganin. They also considered " and auto thefts in time lead to that basis P r( > ceed i^ 0 action. This p au i Hoffman, former head of the the idea of getting a special Amer- ™ r^'iii-rfor hnfc tho most shocking can °« harmful when children are Marshall Plan and chairman of ican negotiator to talk to the 5.-.-3S Jose Ferser, who is directing stranger to the whims of the upcoming "Oh, Captain!" fe launched his career in musical, is one of the profession's field and was real pros. Te knows all the QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Q—How Is the speed of a glacier measured? A—The movement of a glacier Is so slow that it is measured in inches a day rather than miles au hour. Q—Upon what do beavers feed? A—Their favorite food is the bark of the poplar or quaking aspen, but they will seek their fare on most hardwood trees; * * * Q—Has a Speaker of of Representatives eves glected president? A^James K. Polk is the only one. LITTLE L.r A boy is now in the hands of the »police for having shot and killed .'his mother because she objected to his tying up the telephone by calls to his girl while ite_ hue meaning ex- their worry much ^yond »n^e ^ the rapid A nlr^ S ^U to slade^of the parents that call for ed States as the term. It would better be left leader of the Free The brutality of this act has » we psychologists. _ world. attracted no unusual attention. I Lately the term "frustration K All of have noted no such excitement, being commonly used to describe were as when Harry Thaw, a million- a child's disappointment at not cans, most aire, shot Stanford White, an being able to do a bit of work he them were among architect, over Evelyn Nesbitt wanted to do-make a wagon, for the original b f k ; a young lady who once example. He loses his temper and. ers of Presidenl though he was discarded on the required . He then decided to movie, an actor upstaged her. ground that DuUes disliked him ^ ^ ^^ After ^^ He pul his hand fln her ghou , der> and so did Nixon and various He- se j sions wilh a dramatic coac],, pulled lier off-balance and turned publican leaders. he was d ; sm i s£ed as hopelessly un- her face away from the camera. Finally a confidential delegation . ta ] enle( ^ jfe t h en ap pij e d for a She told her husband about it. was sent to see the President in ^ wjlll tne 01{] vic and was Ire 0 ' llM< i a remedy taht worked: Washington with the idea of per- Hun . t ] y informed: "You're not an "The next time he gels you off suading him to circumvent the sit- aobor .. y^ 0 ^ 0 £ (j, e producers in balance, make it big. Fall down tight policy of John Foster DuHes. London shared tnat Op j n j 0 n. After flat." The President, however, turned months of near-starvation, Guina deaf ear. ' ness landed a hit role in a Shake- Maria Schell exemplifies the "The more I see of Foster," he spearean drama. The rest, as the power of beauty and talent. .Af- said in substance, "the more,he saying goes, is happy history. ter clicking in German flickers, jgjpq-'—'T" Thaw, a young laciy wno once exam-pre. IK ii»ea j u » ^myd am. cia vi J -^'"'='"™^^EJ|||ja impress me I consider him the she inked a juicy Hollywood con- 7£.<3 ,* /earned her way by jumping out makes a scene and his mother Eisenhower, and" Br «ite<?t Secretary of State the As is his custom, Bob Hope spent tract on her own terms. .And be- f.?^ ^ ffol a pie in the nude. It is not sighs and says "Poor child. He is some of them _ have been close S'«, ^^ has ever had." the holidays entertaining our troops fore her initial American film is Being always on time is fine V the times that have changed; frustrated," and makes a serious friends and advisers. Premier Ben-Gurion tried in far-of! places. He surrenders released, she makes Time mag's you don't mind being lonely. it is that we have grown callous, matter of it instead of recognizing Worried over signs that Russia cel . w t Germany , comfort and luxury and gives his cover . . .In a few words, Miss We accept outrages against so- impatience and temper for what had taken the initiative from the ™ fa " t' 1° urEen t letters to time and effort to making home- Schell explains what makes an ciety as more or less normal be- they are: lack of self-control and Ur S- A .. {hey expressed private jj! ™ J- .. B pleading for sick Americans a little more cheer- actress an actress: "I lov« it, cause our standards have been proceeding to correct the whole belief "that our present foreign pol- r™";. * , llrin ,, rt to counteract ful Mr. Hope is a fine comedian, every moment of it. It's not only * * * debased. idea. Frustration is too big a word ic y, under John Foster Dulles, was ^"""ine Arab power on Is- More important, he is a selfless the money. There's more glory Q-When was the United States I N j. EDGAR TOOVER'S for childish resentment at a fail- dead : oc ked. rf hnrrfpr- In the first let- citizen You cannot do much more jr. it than money. To be wonder- report, it is stated that kidnap- ure or a disappointment. - -- •- ™els border*, in tne . _.. _ . •_».• t ,'« n » nnr . nr i TT^prvlinHv is "Frnchia-te floors of caves or caverns. waymen in Canada and the U.S., by the FBI. It. is as important the other person does not keep his , . . . ...; M.:-,!, -hnnl- what we should word; a job goes sour; a bus is resulted in designating American to ^^^ out these boys missed. The day is full of such stakes and illness, are Q-Why is Cupid called Dan A _ Amandine Lucie Dupill Du . Cupid? devant. A—The title Dan is one of re- ipect and of honor, corresponding to master or sir. It is applied, acts as an "Through the efforts of FBI in- Q-Whieh is the largest body conspiracies for example, to Cupid and the poet Chaucer. to Q_ professional Q—What is the difference between the stone formations sta' lactites and stalagmites? A—Stalactites hang down from the walls and roofs of caves Stalagmites rise up from the banning arms shipments ._ ... further discussion. One was rael " Ben-Gurion followed with saw Churchill last night. It was a other wise men have observed ' best another strong letter asking for an great ncwsrcel." thct there's nothing harder than - •- "--•>• -— — ••" During the war years, he spent making easy money. During the ining over- 1920s, eight of the world's lead- inspired to ing financiers were Charles home these Schwab (president of the largest hesn booh, independent steel company), appearance Samuel Insull (president of the greatest utility company), How- W^rds have great power accord- SS£ ^weVo'w'thoj who ^ to "-*TwS^-iSr "refused — «d Hopson cthe president of the formantslt has been P o SS ible not »K to their use. If one uses a big are £rustr ,ted because they did to give Ben-Gurionjny^arante' _FaiIu» b nev« easyjo^ccept ^ st ^ cm p«y A .1 ur only to penetrate vast subversive word the idea ,s made to seem not get a ra ,se in pay or missed of American "d.assiired him TeMessee wmiams is prob . ^J, Richa * d wh| (Ulc ' conspiracies against the entire ^l^^F 8 '!^* 11!^° a m3y d t. T° o"d thc.^ who tlk'n' Re Wayne Hays w « nl ° £ Ulc New York Slock Ex- Sll W aif n elecOon resu't "cata^o- O f Ohio" * hacf a long conference tary, will try serving tea before change), Jesse Livcrmorc, the -- rfiic" when their side loses; and witt President Nasser in Cairo Cabinet meetings to reduce ten- greatest "bear m Wall Street , such *J! f OT th. recently, during which the Ohioan s.on and save ulcers. The sugges- Ivan Krueger (head of the great- 'iT emphasis and be the more power- Words have power. They can -j^ed a lot of questions about the tion was made by Kuchi Aiclu, Jain well over M for u but n ? 1 tne evil . (evil sound a clarion call or whisper possibility of Soviet aid leading pan s r '^'"» —»*«» «*" l,n«_ V.n!nrf omiHi.incr rvr pnv iHp-n. a_ -C «n n nn nnA n/\m.r.nt-f T'.Vipw . ii-_ «T>n..«t«nt;nn" nf TJTrTvnf. Claimt_ —. „ years later, three were suicide victims. One was in jail, penniless. CARNIVAL agencies " In addition, as a di- feared the police and the judges they have a , ., - r ect result of their services, more *£f*g t *.^ J^ a - /ff«tW*"S^' '^hat is- a noteworthy ambition, -"<> -n't approve of the innova- Der Lann of Oxford ran into a din- •%AWift.«» tect society were it not that they abiding information, leads to so coin to him, in care of this paper, would like to remind you of an are pilloried in courts by shyster much 'inconvenience that many P. O. Box 99, Station G, New old American proverb—'he who lawyers. It used to be, when I shun such activities^ lived in China, that if a person York 19. N. Y. **l took your advice and let your Dad beat me at checkers—«ow be thinks I'm a goof!" saw another being murdered, he ran away, not because he feared THE SUNDAY PHAROS - TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS Published each. Sunday by the Pharos-Tribune and Press, 517 B. Broadway, Logransport, Indiana, Entered as second class mail at the Postof-ico at Loeansport, Indiana, under tho act of March 8, 1879 The Fharos-Trlbune-est. 1844 The Press-ost. 1921 The Sunday Pharos-Tribune and Logansport Press, 10o per copy. The Pharos-Tribune, evenings and Sunday. 35c per weelc by carrier. The Losansport Press, mornings and Sunday, 35c per week by carrier The Pharos-Tribune, tho Logansport Press, and the Sunday Pharos-Tribune and Logan sport Press, 65c per week by carrier. By mall on rural routes In Cass, Carroll, Pulton, Fulasld, Miami and White counties, each paper $10,00 per year. Outside trading area and within Indiana, $11.00 per year; outside Indiana, $18.00 per year. All mail subscriptions payable in advance. No mail subscriptions sold where carrier aery- ice la maintained' 10B 114 National Advertising Representatives: Inland Newspaper Representative LAFF-A-DAY ®)MT, KING rCATURES lYNDICATX IM, WOttD JtlOBTt IB»XWX "What's wrong with the baby? She'* not crying." dines with the Devil should have a spoon with a long handle." Not many big businessmen are as frank as Ralph Lazrus, President of watch company, who told a Senate subcommittee that the value of jsweled watches after 17 jewels was chiefly "eyewash." Lazrus was being questioned by Sen. Paul Douglas of Illinois. - Douglas: Does the addition of this further number of jewels really aid to the efficiency of the w&tch or is .it so much eyewaSh designed to give the watch greater sales? Lazrus: Mostly eyewash. Douglas: The 21-jewel watch is really not any more efficient? Lazrus: It does add slightly to the efficiency. Douglas: Is it more salable? Lazrus: That is it—more salable. Douglas: In other words, .not Just the touch of garlic which redeems the soup, but really a surplus. I would say that if these hearings do no more than to spread those words abroad through the country—. • •.Lazrus: We won't be able to ipread it far enough. Max Oabb, tb* Cabinet MCT«- HUBERT "Let's go to the movies, I bet the fool a quarter he couldn't atand. on hie bead!"

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