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THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE PROORAM FOR IOSANSPORT 1 An AdtquoU Civic Cmter J. An Adequate Sewage Disposal System 3. Suffiiconl Parking Facilities Lie Detector for Experts Only The action of the Cass County Council in refusing a request for funds for the sheriff's department to purchase lie detector equipment was both necessary and correct. Contrary to general opinion, it takes a trained expert to operate a lie-detector and to properly interpret the findings gained from the machine. It is not a pushbutton machine which shows "yes" or "no" as to a man's honesty. Of equal importance, the use of such a machine can be easily abused, and this can lead only to a marked lessening of the value of lie detection when it is needed the most. Lie detectors do not belong within the sphere of small county sheriff's departments, nor in any small policing unit. Their utility and their real value lie entirely in their proper use and administration by full-time, highly trained, highly skilled operators. More of Everything Such newsmakers as Sputnik, Queen Elizabeth and the Middle East crisis have almost obscured a statistical skyrocket .shot up the other day by Philip M. Talbott, president of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States. He made the zooming prediction that by 1965—a scant eight years hence, bear in mind—Americans will be consuming 50 per cent more personal goods and services than they .now demand. Talbott's prediction was based on.the thought that this country's gross nation- al product, the total of all goods',and services, would reach the astoundingl'.td-. tal of 600 billion dollars by that date. Astounding it is, but many economists seem to believe that this-total y/ill indeed be reached within the next decade. . . • An increase of such magnitude in the personal consumption of goods and serv- . ices would affect our society in majiy;" ways, some probably not yet foreseen. On the whole, the changes doubtless: will b.e for the good; most Americans .will have access to comforts and luxuries that only a few enjoyed at the turn of" the century It is not sour grapes, however, to note also that there are dangers in this prospect. For one thing, as our economy shifts in emphasis from production to': marketing, there will be dislocation and at least temporary discomfort i'or many individuals. Industry and labor should be planning now to make this transition and retraining period as painless as they can. Even more important, with, such a prospect in store the nation must take greater pains than ever to avoid falling into the trap of materialism. The temptation will be great. There will be such a keeping up with the Joneses as the world has never seen. Let us hope that the na. tion's spiritual and cultural development will keep pace with its material progress. More Americans own boats than ever before, but they don't include the fellow who has "always been 'waiting for his to come in. •. • ' ' IN THE PAST One Year Ago City policeman Jack Anderson was elected president of the Fraternal Order of Police. Twenty-six scouts from the Three Rivers Council registered for Hie National Jamboree at Valley Forge. ' • Cass county school principals planned to make arrangements for.the basketball tournament at their next meeting. Palmer J. Koons, 75, of 610 West Linden avenue, died after a' long .illness. Ten Years Ago Dr. C. C. Chapin, superintendent of Logansport Slate hospital, resigned. Jesse Woods, 63, of route 4, city, was fatally Injured in an auto accident near Evansville. Ruth McLeland, Wait-on, was married to Joe E. Beck, Flora. Mr. and Mrs. • John A Berryman, of Mexico, celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary. Twenty Years Ago Logansport high school's football team was honored at a luncheon by' the Kiwanis club. WPA boxing classes began in the Roosevelt school gymnasium. A daughter was bora to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bigler, of Rochester. William H.- Adair, 66, of 1SS1 McCarty street, died. Helen Small and David Tritt, both of Walton, were married. Fifty Years Ago. James O'Connell, 1317 Spear street, was injured when a particle of steel struck his eye while he was working at a local railroad shop. Estella Mae Smith was married to George P. Griffin. • Fire damaged the home of Harry Shaffer, 41T Grove street. Drew Pearson's MERRY-CO-ROUND DEAD, OR JUST PLAYING POSSUM? Tuesday Evening, November 26, 1957. Drew Pearson. Says: Chico Marx's (ax troubles raise question of tax inequalities; Government moves like molasses in probing scrap Iron monopoly; Harold Stasiicn's $100,000,000 loan to European steel countries increased scrap iron monopoly. WASHINGTON. - Chico Marx, member of one of the most famous teams in show business, "The Four Marx Broth-1 ers," has been havina trouble | paying his 'taxes He owes $','7,564. i The lax laws are written so that a Texas pil| man can write off 2TA per cen; oE his.taxes on oil depletion: or the 3 w n e r of the I King Ranch can depreciate a prize' bull in five years on his taxes; or an industrial concern can depreciate the cost of a new factory as quickly as five years—if it can get a special tax necessity certificate. But the tax laws are not written to depreciate the skills of an actor who must sweat years in front o£ the footlights or the TV cameras; the abilities of a doctor who must answer sick calls night and day; or a lawyer who spends years getting his training; or a writer who pounds the typewriter night and day. They don't get the same privileges as an oil ir.an or a fancy cattle dealer. So Chico Marx, rising from poverty ond the sidewalks of New York, has gone back to poverty. During the peak years of his earnings he, together with Groucho, I-Iarpo, and Zeppo were taxed millions. But Chico, now 69, is suffering from heart trouble. He obtained an engagement of the "Straw Hat" circuit last summer, but became ill, and had to quit. • Finally the treasury agreed to a compromise whereby Chico, real name Leo C. Marx, will pay $25,000 to be put up by his brothers. Ai'ter that Chico will pay Uncle Sam any money he makes each year above $7,000 for the next five years. At the age of ; 69 it won't be much. "' 'Note—The Eisenhower Administration could wipe out its debt ceiling troubles by removing or reducing the 27 1 /™ per cent oil depletion tax allowance. This would give it enough money to pay for plenty of Missile Re• search. However, with a former Texas o::l man, Bob Anderson, •now Secretary o£ the Treasury; with Speaker Sam Rayburn and Democratic Leader Lyndon Johnson, both of Texas, watching tax changes • in Congress; and with Texas roil, millionaires . Clint Mur- cisim "and Sid Richardson, among the heaviest contributors to Eisenhower's campaign, this isn't likely to happen. Scrap Iron Monopoly When you talk about the scrap iron industry most people thir.k of the rusty farm machinery, the tin cans and other junk that's picked up around the countryside. They don't realize the scrap industry is so essential that our steel mills cannot operate without it and that the Roosevelt cabinet held harried meetings: before Pearl Harbor over whether scrap shipments should continue to the Japanese. The fact that they did continue was one of the scandals of the Roosevelt administration. Today another scrap iron scandal, this om.- an antitrust 'scandal, is being probed in leisurely fashion by the Federal Trade Commission and the House. Small Business Committee. Both are so leisurely • that a lot pE small scrap iron deal- era may be out of business .before th'lsy finish. " ' . The-antitrust scandal is that one . company, Jilone,.: Luria .Brothers Company, 'Inc. of Ne.w York and Philadelphia, exports _ around 50 per cent of ;all the'scrap .iron-from the United States. Much of this scrap is purchased by foreign countries as'a result of foreign; aid- advanced to them' by the Unitiid States, Yet that-foreign aid chiefly benefits one big scrap iron company, Luria Brothers. Even more significant, the .best deal Luria Brothers got. was when Harold IStassen was -head- -of the Foreign Operations Administration and when, simultaneously, Luria'3 lawyer, Morris Wolf of Philadelphia, leading ^member of the law firm which represents Luria, was general counsel of the Foreign Operations Administration. Tried to Suppress Figures Wolf is a man of excellent reputation. He has long been a director of the University of Pennsylvania of which Stassen was president. He is also a member of Pennsylvania's Republican Finance Committee. When Wolf was general counsel, of the Foreign Operation Administration, FOA gave a $100,000,000 loan to the European Coal and Steel Community, better known as the Schuman Plan Countries, including France, 'Belgium, Luxe'm- berg and the Netherlands. Theso countries then turned round and signed an exclusive contract with Luria and its associates for scrap . iron. It was the biggest scrap iron bonanza in the history of the trade, and increased Luria's monopoly position. Before Stassen and his Philadelphia lawyer friend gave the $100,r 000,000 loan to the Schuman Plan Countries, Luria was exporting a relatively small amount of American scrap. And .when the House Small Business Committee sought to investigate this, Luria did its best to keep the figures secret. . American exports are supposed to be a matter of public record. However, here are the figures Luria tried to suppress 1 , which indicate the manner in which they profited from the Foreign Aid Loan to .the Schuman Plan Countries, negotiated in part by Luria's attorney Morris Wolf and his close friend, Harold Stassen. From Oct. 1 through Dec. 1, 1953, Luria exported 18.4 per cent of the scrap iron from the U.S.A. to all foreign customers. In 1954, Luria's exports shot up to 50.5 per cent. Of the total 600',912 tons to Europe, Luria' sold 543,219 tons 'or 90.4 -per cent. This was the first year .of the Schuman Plan. No other American scrap iron' company could sell to the Schuman Countries except Luria and its affiliates, Western Steal International and .the Schiavon'e- Eonomo Corp. Next year, 1854, .the United States sold scrap iron valued -it $78,083,596 to'the Schuman .Plsm nations, of which Luria sold 95.3 per cent. The total Foreign Aid Loan was $100,000,000; so Luria got a big percentage o£ this in the year 19115 alone. LAFF-A-DAY Angelo Patri Give Children Helpful Toys It is news to nobdy that I am against toy guns for children. My experience teaches me that as a child plays he colors his future attitudes ar.d conduct. When his play makes for sharing fun with his companions he is likeiy, in Jiis adolescence, to be a good team, member. If his .play is concentrated on beating up his playmates, "killing" ' them in cowboy games Jie might carry that exhuberant forcefulness into adolescence and that would not add to his success in any association. So mu'oh for the normal-minded child. A toy gun in the hands of any child is a reality to him for the time being. He knows he is playing a game but he has only a vague idea of the real meaning of a gun. As he grows older .that meaning becomes clearer and he has more respect for the weapons and its- possibilities. Not so the subnormal child. His ideas about most things are likely to be. confused. The more backward he is the !more' confused he can be. In his hand's a toy gun is. a mistake. There might come a time when he,.in his confused state, used a real one. That has happened. Now an angry child is in a state of mental confusion. This, in combination with his youthful inexperience might lead him.to use a gun in deadly earnest. That too, has 1 [happened. Consider the games the children play with these toys. I saw a fine little lad wearing a black mask across his upper face, a toy gun in his hand, playing hold-up man. Is that a good idea for even a highly intelligent Jad to play? Isn't there something better than that to engage his play spirit? Aggression is born in all of us and we have to learn to take it out harmlessly to ourselves and other people. A child has to be led toward that idea and toy guns are not doing that. Ball games, football, baseball, stick games, swimming, all' water sports, digging, pounding—a stout block and a wooden mallet—are fine for this if the things can be had; Hard physical exercise, is the right,, the best outlet for aggressions. • •. Also "talking back." I know this is against all the rules but it'is a ••therapeutic measure, that makes for sound mental health, makes' for common sense relations between children and grown-up people; Let the child speak his piece and listen without anger while he .does so. Let Mm get it off his mind. Once the first angry rush is past •his. lips he is in a state to listen and then one tells him that loudness, bitterness, 'rudeness is not allowed in argument. Just explanations in ordinary tones, please— and make the. explanations. And just be 'careful -of the kind of child before giving him a gun of any hind. If you want your baby to have confidence in you, you must handle him with a sure hand. Dr. Patrl's leaflet P-17, "The Sure "Hand," includes. t'Jic way to hold or handle children. To obtain a copy send '10 cents 1 in coin to him, in care of this paper, P. O. Box 99, Station G, New York 19, N.Y. (Released by The Bell Syndicate, IDC.) QUOTES FROM NEWS By UNITED PRESS WASHINGTON — Dr. Vannevar Bush, in saying the National Security Council was inadequate to function as a--central defense planning organization: "If I go to a hospital I don't want to be examined by a bunch of lawyers. I think we want to keep military planning in-military hands." WASHINGTON — Gen. Nathan F. Twining, in saying the Free World must meet the Russian challenge successfully or risk its very survival: "If war is thrust upon us we will have to win it with the weapons in hand. Time will no longer be available to.marshal our resources." CHKJAGO-— Sen. Styles Bridges (R-N.H.), in saying the Soviet scientific buildup plus the Communist objective of world domination has placed "the Free World in mortal danger: "The threat to survival has never been more imminent, not only for this country but the whole Free World." WASHINGTON— Informed Navy sources, in saying the Navy may fire its first small earth satellite into space next week if all goes well: " It looks like we are all set... (although)., .you can't pin the date down." RIO DE JANEIRO-iouis Armstrong, in saying that final settlement of the racial situation in the United States will take some time: "We can't change the people overnight. . .these things take time." WINNIPEG, Man. _.' Harry A. Moon, an inventor, in describing his revolutionary cake of soap: "It's 10 feet long and seven feet wid'e. You just sit on it and slide up and down." Fulton Gl Finishes Army School Class FORT BENJAMIN HARRISON, Ind. (AHTNO—Pvt. William A. Cooley Jr., whose father, William Cooley, lives in Fulton, Ind., recently was graduated from the eight-week finance procedures course at the Army's Finance School, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind. Cooley entered the Army last April and received basic training at Fort Lewis, Wash. He was graduated from Fulton. High School in 1953 and was employed by the, Chrysler Corporation, Kokomo, before" entering the Army. His mother, Mrs. Esther Cooley, lives at 523 E. Ninth st, ' Rochester. CADLS FOR PROTEST 'LONDON (UP) — Champion Czech distance runner Emi? Zatopek appealed to the world's athletes today to. protest' nuclear tesbi. In the appeal broadcast by Prague Radio, 'Zatopek, an officer in the Czech army, .called on "you sportsmen, whom I have met at the stadia of the world" to join "campaigns in your countries for the immediate cessation of atomic and hydrogen weapons tests," Daily <except and Snmlny liy. PHAROS-TRIBUNE •«. Sundnr* and Holldari) 35c per tieelc dally • nn aiiufin.Y , ly . vnri'icm, e.i($.20 per year. By mail on rural routea In Can*, C:irri>ll. White, Pnlnakl, Fulton and Hlnnti coiintlea, $10.00 per renri outside trailing; ar>en and within Indiana, 911.OO per yeart ontMlde In- illunn, 918.00 per yenr. All mnll Hiihacrlptlonv payable In ad-rance* iNo mnll auuicrlntloBa .old where carrier aerrlc* !• maintained. Reporter eatanllnhcd 1SSO Tribune eitnnllnliegl 1U07 Ph«ro. citabllaaed X844 3 Journal eitalillnlied 1840 Walter Winchell Broadway and Elsewhere The Headllners The lamplighters of Broadway can inscribe another radiant chapter in the bright story of Susan Strasberg. Her performance in "Time Remembered," co-starring Helen Hayes nm'l Richard Burton,[ ignited a bonfire I welcome fro nil critics . , . Misfl Strasberg's ca I reer lias been fur I of Stardust anil blue skies. Not sci long ago she wail in a school play I "The Wizard oil Oz." Her one line:| "The tornado is coining." Three years later, she had the title role in "The Diary of Anne Frank" and rocketed to stardom. After Miss Slrasbcrg secured happy no- ticcs in "Anne Frank," her falhcr. Lee Strasberg (the Actors' Studio chief), was asked if he was "excited about her opening night." Mr.' Strasberg responded: "No, not excited—relieved." Before the opening, lie was in his daughter's dressing room reassuring her by recalling the premiere jitters experienced by the theatre's great stars—and how they conquered them. Francoise Sagan is the French novelist queen. Her best-selling lonies, full of profounded intimacies, have made her a celeb in the United States and the Old Country. To her family, however, she is just a litUe girl. After her first book clicked, Esquire recent-, ly reported, she announced to her parents; "I am a famous woman." "Eat your soup before it gels cold," her father said. "And now that you are famous," her mother added, "perhaps you will finally comb your hair." Jack Paar, this season's teevee wonderboy, personifies the admonition: It doesn't matter how many times you fail — you only have to succeed once—and everybody forgets your failures. After several tv fizzles, he is now riding high . . , Paar, a pleasant, law-abiding,'family-man, has been arrested twice—for the darndest reasons: He was once arrested for failing to return a library book. The other time it happened was when he was in the Army entertaining soldiers on a Pacific Island. During his performance, a high officer strolled in late with a nurse on his arm. Paar cracked: "You'd think one man and a broad wouldn't hold up 5000 enlisted men." P. S.; He was arrested and almost court-martialed. Although it lias been established that man is a more highly developed animal than the ape, the strange realm of show biz maintains jungle-like characteristics. And the roar of the critics can be heard from Broadway to Hollywood . . . There are some performers, however, who accept the barbarism with astounding equanimity. In the latter category, there Is Noel Coward, whose "Nude With Violin" opened last week. He candidly announced: "Criticism is on a much higher plane here than in England. I may, of course, change that opinion after I'm reviewed." Several months ago, the same Mr. Coward shrugged: "Bad reviews depress me for about 12 hours. Good reviews lift me up for about 24. Which, in human life, is not an unendurable span of time." Natalie Wood has become the darling of teen-agers. Numerous mags have depicted her as "the •typical teen-ager." Such typical teen-age essays arc strictly for the publicity mills. This is how "typical" Miss Wood is: When she graduated from high school like any "typical" teen-ager, she gifted herself with a Thunderbird and installed a new pool in her home. The dailies on several continents have been splattered with weepy yarns about Ingrid Bergman. She would •probably be appalled -by such soap opera essays. Actually, the star is made of stern stuff. She has endured private heartbreak in addition to public ordeals —and emerged with her spirit in- tact. Miss Bergman has a vibrant, vigorous character. And &hc is at her best in adversity. The star once staled: "I'm for- tunale in having a very bad memory. I can easily forget and fcr- give. For me, it's the present and the future that counts. But I fight back against those who won't let me live in peace." Every man's youth is lit by candlelight. In recapturing that period, it generally becomes warm and glowing . . . Robert Kuark has recalled his youth in "The Old Man and the Boy," a touching, readable book. The most important influence on Ruark's early life was his grandpa, a wise and wilty man. He once told his grandson: "All I got of me to pass on is you, and I know a couple of three things I like. I know quile a lot of goods and quite a lot of bads, and as Jonif as I ain't got any money I would like to leave a few of the good things behind." Marlon Brando's profile — practically tape - recorded by Truman Capote is an interesting document. It is a ton-enl of talk—gushing memories, emotions, aspirations, fears, anxieties, opinions and sheer nonsense. In a way. it is the type of confession usually confined to an analyst's couch, especially Brando's revelations about his mother. The star poetically describes himself as "a young man sitting on a pile of candy." Often you f!«l the impression that life for Brando is more thorns than taffy. He is confused, restless, suspicious. In common with many successful people, he seems to have exchanged success for happiness. A poor bargain, of course. Brando once explained himself •wHh the following astute comment: "Happiness comes to you from time to time; it isn't something you can put on like a hat and wear forevcrmore." If the Paul Reveres don't waken the Rip Van Winkles here—'.he Simple Simons in the Kremlin will transform Uncle Sam into Hump- ly-Dumpty . . . Without vigilance we will lose what we have always won. An attempt to rouse the nation was made the other day by Dr. Wcrnher von Braun, the nation's top rocket scientist. In a vital interview, he made this shocking statement: "Development of large rocket engines in this country is being made on a shoestring." That shoestring could become a noose. Suzy Parker, the pretty-face, Js co-starring with Cary Grant in "Kiss Them for Me." She won tiic important role, although she had practically no previous acting experience. Miss Parker discovered that Dizzywood can be an incongruous place. As she explained: "I had never met Cary Grant before we were introduced on tlie stage for my test. Five mlnulus later, I was wrestling with him on a bed in front of a camera. It was ail pretty funny and embarrassing, but Cary Grant was wonderful." Mike Todd, who seems to kick up a ruckus wherever he goes, has created a storm-in Australian dailies for the most jpfredible reason: He is being whipped by. editorials for kissing his wife in public. We can only conclude that the editorialists whipping Mike are envious: They aren't wed to Liz. Any man who is married to someone who looks like Liz Taylor and doesn't kiss her-^publicly or privately—should be expelled from The Publicity-Mad Club.. RATIFIES TREATIES ROME (UP)— France has become the second nation to deposit instruments of ratification o£ the six-national European Common Market and Atomic Pool Treaties, it was announced today. French Ambassador to Rome Gaston Pa- lewski .deposited the instruments at the Italian Foreign Ministry Monday, following the lead of Italy. WHAT TO DO NEWBERG, Ore. (UP)— Police Chief Herbert Hawkins has issued his men the following instructions if a space ship lands in Newberg: Do not attempt a closeup investigation. Don't shoot. Set your camera range at infinity. HUBERT 01917, Ki«| Fnluia SII.IK.K, he, VotU liita ram! "Now, as a last resort..." Pnlillihed dnlly except Saturday and holidays I>7 Pimm-Tribune Co., Inc., fiI7 Enitt Broad-iray, IJOB-nnnport, Indiana. Entered aa aecond cliiHH mutter ni the pout office at LoEanNpnrt. Ind., under the act •< Hiirch J, 1ST!). MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIUCTnLATIONS AND UNITED FKES! PHAROS-TRIBUNE! National Advertising ReprMeutatlTe* Inland Nempaper KepruentatlTM 1957, King Ft«luc« Spdiorte, Inc., World titbt, tnctvtj. "Hello there, Jungle Boy! What happened — your vin» break crossing a river? You're all wet!"

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