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Wednesday Evening, November 27, 1957. THE PHAROS-TRIBUNc PROORAM fOR IOGANSPOKT 1. An Adiquot* Civic CwiUr 2. An Affaquat* Sawag* Disposal System 3. Suffiictnt Parking Facilltln We Can Still Give Thanks Despite the fact that the Russian satellite program is far ahead of our own, and even though we lag in missile Development and various phases of scientific progress, every one of us can still be thankful this Thanksgiving that we live in the United States under a democracy. All of which leads more and more to a patriotic observance of Thanksgiving, as called for recently by President Eisenhower. Our system of government, the privileges we enjoy here, the highest standard of living in the world—all these things and countless others should give us ample reason to give more than just thanks. We should resolve to do everything in our power to preserve our American way of life. Freedom for Ideas The New York Public Library is one of the world's greatest libraries. But it recently gave ground tp what Jack Gould, New York Times.television writ- i;r, called "a strange and mysterious moment of panic." A television program' called "The Faces of War" was scheduled. It emphasized the futility of war, and 'the participants were Norman Cousins, editor of The Saturday Review, Margaret Mead, the anthropologist, and James Jones, author of "From Here to Eternity." According to Gould, a library trustee seemed to J'ear that this program would be "unwise pacifist propaganda" in the grim light of the sputniks. The library therefore withdrew from any connection with the program. . , Once the panelists were on the air, they clearly revealed that they did not jidvocate peace at any price. Thus, the frightened rabbit action of the New York Public Library demonstrated the folly of caution at the first quivering fear over controversy. As Gould also observed, bland commercial TV is bad enough; bland educational TV is too much. America is the greatest and most powerful democratic country in the world. Considering this fact, what can we say if television, even educational television, fears that an American citizen will be upset if he hears an idea expressed or listens to a possibly controversial discussion about an issue which involves the fate of mankind? If educational TV ends up "talking to itself," where is the education? If we want to have any kind of "future at 'all as free men passing on a heritage of freedom, then the fear of ideas must be put to sleep. Either the fear of expressing ideas to the American people insults them or else they are no longer a free and vigorous people. We believe Americans will answer for freedom, not fear. Recent observance of Veterans' Day, originally the occasion for celebrating the close of World War I, the "war to end wars," reminded us that what the world needs is a peace to end wars. There is a new make of plastic dishes as attractive as chinaware but which children cannot break. It is also said to be capable of withstanding target exchanges between husbands and wives. THE PAST One Year Ago James I. Barnes, 84, former mayor and build- Ing contractor, died at St. Joseph's hospital. First Lt. James A. Looney, 1601 Meadlawn avenue, escaped injury when his jet plane crashed at Bunker Hill Air Force Base. A parade through the downtown area was scheduled for Saturday, to welcome Santa .Claus. A daughter was born at Memorial hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Nelson, 3008'/4 East Broadway. Ten Years Ago John Scott, 50, a Delphi farmer, suffered a leg injury while working with a corn picker. Then annual Christmas Seal sale began, with * goal of $6,200. A son'was born to Mr. and Mrs. Leo Bowman, route 1, Camden, at Memorial hospital. John I. Zarbison, 67, a lifelong resident of •Pulaski county, died at his home in Winamac. . Twenty Years Ago Robert Campbell, a Logansport high school student, won first place in a debate contest at Lafayette. Clark Holtzman, 44, died of injuries suffered in a fire truck-auto collision. Postmaster George Raub Jr. was named county polio chairman. . ' . A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Ora Haines, Peru, at Dukes hospital. Fifty Years Ago Mayor MoKee announced that he would be a candidate for Congress at the next election, The price of Turkey was 20 cents a pound. The city planned to buy helmets for members * th* fire department. Edna* Burkit, of Washington township, wa* married to William C. Lutz, of Bunker Hill. Drew Pearson's MERRY-GO-ROUND "Gee—Wish I Had an Orbit, Too" Drew Pearson Says: Pentagon top brass face angry questions from Congress; Production of IRBM was curtailed; H-Bomb scientist is opposed to reaching the moon. WASHINGTON. — Congressmen Dan Flood of Pennsylvania and Robert Sikes of Florida^ both Democrats, c h e w e dj out high Defense! Department otfi-J cials like Marine! sergeants training! recruits at Par-1 ris Island while! they heard about! some of tine lags I in the satellite-1 missile program. The public was I barred from the! two - day, elec-l trie-charged ses-' sions. However, here aro some of the things the Congressmen heard which, made thorn indignant. The United States was producing four Thor Intermediate Ballistic missjlcs per month, when Eisenhower economy cut it down to two. When Pennsylvania's Dan Flood heard this he looked as if he were going to jump dcwn Defense Sec- retary'McElroy's throat. He looked even more explosive when he~learned that Russia was already producing and had stockpiled several .thousand IRBM's. While it's truu that Russia's intermediate missiles travel only 300 . miles as against our range of 1500 miles, the Russian range is ample to knock out all our Strategic-Air- Command bases overseas. Fur. thermore, they have missiles, we don't. By pointing 25 missiles at each 17. S. base and firing them simultaneously, the Russians could knock our bases out in Turkey, Italy, Libya, anil Western Europe. At least one missile out of 25 would be sure to hit. And one missile is enough to blow a base into smithereens. Will Allies Panic? These SAC bases are for the purpose of carrying war to the heart of Russia. They are offensive liases, ,Erorn which we would launch bomber attacks. These are the much-publicized attacks President Eisenhower has been talking about in his chin-up television broadcasts. Yet, according to the information given secretly to the House Ar-med Services committee, These bases are now almost valueless — thanks to Russ.ia's superior missile development and to our complacency. "We are so far behind," exclaimed Congressman Sikes, "that it may cause s.o';r.e of our allies to panic.-" Secretary of Defense MoElroy nodded In agreement. "I am seriously disturbed," continued Sikes. "You seem- completely isolated from what your ow-n people are doing and from what the American people are thinking. What steps are we taking to show our allies that we are •catching up with Russia?" Two Ike Defenders Congressman Dick Wigglesworth, the sober Milton, Mass., Republican, disagreed, however. So did GOP Congressman Errett Scrivner, whose district embraces the stockyards of Kansas- City, Kans. They defended the administration, argued that the situation was not as dangerous as it seemed, that the Russian Sputnik had no defensive implications, and that the United States couldn't have got •ahead any faster even had it spent extra money. However, even they 'had a hard time defending the second amazing revelation, namely that the Defense Department had known five months- in advance that Russia was! going to launch its Sputnik yet didn't let the Army put its six satellites at Huntsvillc, Ala., into the air first. Existence of these six satellites was first reported in this column on Oct. 25. The Congressmen, go- . •ing to Huntsville after they finished quizzing defense officials in Washington,- saw these satellites, declared they were no figment of a newsman's imagination. The Army has now been given the green light to launch them.' Men And The Moon Dr. Edward Teller, father of the H-Bomb, has recommended flatly NEA Service, Inc. c-gainst building a moon rocket as"a "Scientific Stunt." Called in by- the White House to review the moon rocket proposals, he decided none of them looked promising enough to justify the-expense, suggested ^holding up' construction of a moon rocket until more basic research problems are solved. This appears to put 1 Teller in about the same position as Dr. Robert Oppenheimer, who was denied a government security clearance because he hung back against producing the Hydrogen Bomb, Teller testified against Oppenheim. er Meanwhile, the Russians have al- leady built several rockets which they expect to shoot to the moon. This will give them another head start in the" race into space. Meanwhile also, the State Department still hasn't given the chief Russian moon expert, Professor A. D. Alexar.drov, final permission to come to the USA. Professor Alexandrov is probably the top mathematical physicist in the world and has helped pio- 1 neer Russia's space projects. He has been extremely frank'with American scientists, but though visiting in- Canada in October, could not come to bhe USA because the State Department forgot about the request for his entry. Ambassador William Lacey, in charge of Russian Cultural Exchanges, has just written Alvin Eurich' of the Ford Foundation that • "there would be no objection to inviting Professor Alexandrov, although no absolute guarantee that a visa will be issued can be given prior to his actual application." Under the circumstances, Mr. Eurich doesn't want to risk the embarrassment of extending the invitation and then having' Russia's top moon expert be vetoed by the State Department. QUOTES FROM NEWS WASHINGTON—Vice President Nixon, in saying President Eisenhower is perfectly able; to make any decisions that might -have to be made: "Any major problem on which the President. alone can act can' be put to him. We see no decision that needs to be made ... that would be in any way injurious to his health." CHICAGO—Earl D. Eisenhower, the President's brotherj on hearing of the Chief Executive's illness: "fiy the .sound of it, I don't believe it's too serious—nothing like his first (heart) attack." LAFF-A-DAY Angelo Potri Good Program Teaches and Amuses All •Children are enchanted by TV. That has its good points. To watch . they have, to stay home and their • mother knows where they are. If they have to stay indoors because of bad weather or illness they are entertained. They can bring their friends home to- watch, their favorite programs and the companionship, the sharing, adds to the enjoyment. One thing about TV and radio, the programs, are all important in this situation. All programs are mot suitable for children. They are intended for adult entertainment or instruction and • children should not spend time watching them. This means that an adult, a. father or mother or the older person in charge of the children and responsible for their welfare', look at any program, listen to it with a view toward its value for the children, the particular children in question. I would not allow repeated watching of shooting pictures. One once in a while will not harm a healthy child. But a steady diet of .them is not going to help his manners, his way of-thinking, and behaving. If the child happens to be nervous, fearful, all such programs are out as far as he is concerned. How about educational programs? Educational for whom? A child and ah adult are not likely to enjoy the same educational program — meaning lectures and some of the commentaries. But music is enjoyable by the whole family. Listening to a fine piece of music cannot fail to be educative and inspiring. Then the dance music. The whole family can dance and have lots of fun. And they can sing if the program offers a song that can be sung. The audience could stand more of that sort 'than they are getting. By sharing .a program with the children, talking it aver with them 'and drawing out their- opinions, the children learn to criticize the program and to 'take it or leave it" and - so cultivate a taste for the right sort. • Children will not learn to do this by themselves. The leaders _ of the family must undertake making the radio and TV programs experiences ot cultural value for them. This means some, attention on their part. They have to listen and watch in order to know what they are talking about. Comparatively few parents of my acquaintance do this. The children select their programs, the elders, theirs, and the two have scant Interest fop each other. , The same parents who would be horrified to learn .that their ' children were associating with people of bad character, people who 'use poor English, people of poor taste in any direction, haven't the faintest notion that this can happen on a program. Teach the children to select good programs. * * * The best way to break a bad habit is to change habits. Dr. Patri tells how this can be done in his leaflet P-10, "Changing Habits." To obtain a copy, send 10 cents in coin to him, c-o this pa- Honor Eight Cass Dairy Herd Owners Eight Cass county dairy herd owners will be among the 280 Indiana owners who will receive awards for their outstanding herds at the annual Indiana State Dairy Association meeting next Monday at Purdue Univeristy. ' Awards will be presented to members of the group which had at least 10 cows producing at least 300 pounds of butterfat apiece during the Dairy Herd Improvement Association testing year. Gold certificates are presented to owners of herds which produced 400 pounds of butterfat per cow, while silver awards are for 350 pounds of butterfat per cow •and bronze for 300 pounds. Awards to Cass county owners include silver to G. V. McCorobs and Edward Stair of Royal Center, and Carl Rudicel and Sons, Twelve Mile; and bronze awards to Ivan (Meeker of Burnettsville, Niblock and Powlen, and J. T. Powlen and Sons, both of Lucerne, and three Logansport, rural route, owners, Henry and Elbert Balsbaugh, Risser and Risser, and Roger and Clay Me. Fulton county winners include Field and Hendricksoh of Kewan« na and See and Seedier, Rochester, silver; and Applegate and Crippen of Kewanna, and .Richard Brown, J. H. Carlisle and H. and K. Warner, all o£ Rochester, bronze. The Fulton awards are for the 1955-56 production year, but records were received too late for recognition at the 1956 meeting. Winners in Miami county, also . lor 1955-56, were C. L. Lutz, Peru, gold award; Richard Birkey, Amboy, silver; and Dwight Birkey, Bunker Hill, bronze. Pulaski county awards, for 195556, will go to Sidney Leman and Sons, Frencesville, silver; and Hoek and Wank, Winamac, bronze. Other winners in the area, for 1955-56 records, include a silver award to Harry Carr, Argos; and bronzo awards to Harold Meador of Rossville, MoKee and Eley of Argos, and Everett Goodman, Culver. Phil Young of Converse will be one of three owners with herds_of less than 10 cows who will receive certificates of production for having • at least five cows making 400 .pounds of butterfat apiece. The award will be for 1955-56. 28 Flu Deaths Are Reported In Pennsylvania CHICAGO (UP) — The nation's death toll from influenza and its complications moved past the 1,300 mark today with a report _of 28 new fatalities in 1 Pennsylvania. United Press counted at least 1,310 deaths from flu and its after effects- since Asian flu hit the nation last summer. The Pennsylvania deaths boosted that-state's toll to 216 deaths, second only to Colorado's 290. Other high state death totals included New Vork 134, Georgia 124, Ohio 83, California 52, and Louisiana and Minnesota-47 each. per, P. 0. Box 90, Station G, New York 19. N. Y. ('Released by The Bell Syndicate, Inc.) PHAROS-TRIBUNE nnllT (except Saturday*. Similar* nncl Mnllilnyx) 3Ec per ircck dully •nd Sinning t>y cnr^ler*, $13.20 per yenr. By mill) on rurnl route* In CnMM, Carroll. White, Ptilnnkl, Pulton and Ml.lnii comitloK, $10.00 per yenri oiitttlde trading area and Trltltln Indlnnn, 911.0O per year}, otit.slde Indiana, $18.0O per year. All mail Hnhncrlptliona priyable tn advance. No uinil •ubacrlptlon* void where carrier itervlce im maintained. Reporter established 1889 Tribune e«tnbll«hed 1007 fhnro, eatabll»ihcd 1844 3 Journal extanlUked 1S40 Walter Winchell Broadway and Elsewhere Man About Town The Eddie Fishers (Debbie Reynolds) shrug ofl the persistent pat- (er . . . So should alleged pals . . . Dolores Dorn-Heft introduces Franchot Tone as "my husband."! That's what thcl Col'm said months! ago, but they ncv-f cr affirmed or dc-l nied. (Whyzat?)! . . . Phyllis Mc-[ Guire (of Those! Sisters) has found I a new love. Al inulti . millionairc| via machinery .. .| Sister Dorothy! and Husband are experimenting apart . . . Pat Ward (star Jill in the Jclke case) is honeymooning in Acapulco with her new Miami medico mate . . . Don Larscn (the Yankees' No-Hitter star) and Nancy Taylor (the Birdland ciggio beaut) have Struck Out . . . Don't invite Tallulah and "Zlegfcld Fellies" skitch writer Arnold Howitt to file same orgy. Loathe each other ... A top contender for the GOP nomination for N.Y. Gov. was just dropped from the list because of his involvement in a hot Washington scandal . . . The rape scene in "Peyton Place" is the closest the screen has come to the real thing . . . Prominent public officials will be embarrassed in learning that the director of their Park Avc. place of worship has been named as a Communist Party member who invoked the 5th . . . Marie McDonald was rushed to Lenox Hill IIosp., canceling her zingy, big-time act at the Persian Room. Jeff Donnell (Aldo Ray's former wife) has her next groom selected. Businessman, John Bricker, now unlatching. His firm co-sponsors Geo. Gobel's siiow . . . Not a line in the papyri about a slugging match between Phil Silvers' trouper "Doberman" and Henry Morgan outside a midtowr. 1 hotel. Two Friday ago . . . Bobo's newest beau-beau is a handsome travel agency exec . . . Ex-Vip!omat Joseph (Mission to Russia) Davies and Dale Hope, a newsgal, are breathless as a Smirnoff vod- katini. . . Marlon dodged the press by using the name of a pal, Jess Brown (at the Elysee Hotel), before taking calls . . . Susan Kohner may inherit the leading lady role in "Love Me Little." Every young actress hoped to win it ... The Waldorf's Claude Philipple 'asked Lisa Kirk: "When you ready, to open?" . . . Toast: "Here's to It! Here's to Us And to Hell With Them!" "Go Slow Joe," a Yip Harburg Jyric in "Jamaica:" "Love Is • long goodbye." t Must-Mcmos of a Colyumist Between Hollywood Planes: There are only two words to describe the star of "Jamaica" . . . Lena Home . . . Best song by Harold Allen in that show: "Cocoanut Sweet" . . . Noel Coward's "Nude With Violin" comedy at the Belasco is attracting all the swank car- liage-trade. He is on the stage almost throughout — standing! Fastest line: "He doesn't know his Picasso from his elbow!" ... A delightful show in himself . . . Luba Malina's performance is interrupted by hefty handclapping . . . Harry Belafonte's thrilling version of "The Saints Come Marching In" at the jam-packed Empire Room in the Waldorf . . . Freddy Alonso's El Morroco Latin band "sending" the cro-.vd with "Coca Saco," an exciting mambo beat. They keep saying what we reported long ago: That Gwen Vcr- don and "New Girl in Town" choreographer Bob Fosse will blend any weekend. Why poison such a lovely friendship? . . . The producer of "Compulsion" was forced to release author Meyer Levin's royalties — which were withheld. The legal action in this unpleasantness will be messy. One of the cast will get real hurt . . . It's a son for the D. Shclleys (Martha Stewart) at St. John's Hospital (Santa Monica) ... To All TV-Radio Stations! We meant in Mexico (not the U.S.) regarding radio getting 67 percent of ad money. (So sardi)) . . . Recommended: The new Luau spot on E. 57th . . . Broadway Literature: From June Havoc's new play, "One Foot in the Door." had an unhappy Bos'.on welcome. Posted the notice as soon as the reviews appeared ... Lucy Depew becomes Mrs. Chas. Carpenter. He's a slave at the J. Waller Thompson Co. ... The .V.V. Mirror's Philip Slrass- berg and Vivian Coleman (ex-Runyon Fund staffer) will wed in the Summer . . . U.S. Senate Counsel Robert Morris, a Red killer, may run for the U.S. Senate from N. J. . . . The papers erroneously reported, that the slain Anaslasia was going to die of cancer, anyhow. \ol true. (One of his kin.) The court was seeking AA'.s advice on the kin's trial before sentencing. He is expected to die in the Summer ... To all editors: Frank Costello does not have CA. Inside the Communist Poddy: The Morton Sobell Committee (convinced that the highest court will no longer consider an appeal) will work for Exee Clemency. Red leaders convene here Dec. 1st to . decide on a course of action. Sobell merely helped the clcclric- chaif'd Rosenbergs theft our atom and missile secrets, etc. . . . Red leaders are fretting over "Worker" subscriptions in the Chicago area dropping 43.9 p.c. last year. They can't figger why. (Because it's so dee-you-double-ell) . . . U. S. Ally Paul Williams will move for trial of a Leftist magazine official. The charge: Obstruction of Justici . . . Tile next "secret" meetings of the Nat'l Executive Comm. of the Communist Poddy will he (heheheh) December 20Ui, 2lst, 22nd . . . The first of many "secrut" sessions in Seattle (to teach basis Marxism) was held on Thursday night, Nov. 14th, at a home on Sycamore Street. Nyet, Comrade? Gisele MacKcnzie's reply to an • interviewer on if she sleeps well: "When I douse the Kglils and close my eyes then the iicwsrccl starts!" . . . Sound-a-likes: The new'song, "You Send Me," and the aria, "Vissi D'Arti," from Tosea . . . Sports Illustrated was bitten by sister Time mag's alleged cover-jinx. The sports mag cover trumpeted "Why Oklahoma Can't Lose" the same week that team's 46-game winning streak ivas snapped by Notre Dame . . . Medical Journals report a doctor at Phoebe Deaconess Hospital, and Harvard Medical School (Boston) has developed a pill to be taken orally. Supposedly prevents getting proggy. The medico is a Catholic . . . Elaine Shcpard is flying to her Colonel-husband at the So. Pole . . . Arthur Laurcnts is stewing in Manhattan waiting for his collabbcr (Jerome Robbins) 'to leave the Virgin Isles. Their alleged friends say the Islands are ' not big enough for them . . . Denmark's tcen-urgers have a new fad, Dad . . . White lipstick. Isn't "Pat" Hclberg (Miss Sweden of 8 years ago) secretly married to industrialist Walter Ganz? (Happened 2 months ago) . . . Milton Berle's big hit aide at the Latin Q. (Betty George) has another beau. Socialite J. Wilbur Sell, Canadian pulp and paper magnate . . . One of the top reality firms may find itself in the glare of underworld headlines. (Alleged link to mobs) . . . First Winter Book on next year's Kentucky Derby (due in Febwee) is expected to make "Misty Flight" a 3-to-l pet with Liz Arden's "Jewel's Reward" and "Old Puebio" 2nd choice . . . The papers said there were 60 hoodlums at that up-State gangster trysling place. There were actually 91. SPUTNIK SIGHTED NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UP)— The rocket that sent Sputnik into space was visible here Monday night, allowing a local teivision station to •, ' get a live two-minute shot of it. WSM-TV caught the brilliant rocket as it streaked by at about 45 degrees above the darkening horizon between 5:12 and 5:14 p.m., passing southeast from Michigan to North Carolina. Statistics show the average American drinks two and a hall cups of coffee daily. HUBERT "About that book you borrowed a few weeks ago...?" Pilhllnhed dully except Satnrday and holiday, by Phnro»-Tjrllmn« Co., Inc., R17 Ennt Brand-way, Loncanlvport, Indiana. Entered an necond clitrtM matter at tlte pout offlc* at Lovannport. Ind.. under the Met of March d, 1879. •EMllEIt AUDIT BVRBAC OF CIRCULATIONS AND UNITED PBES* J-HAROS-THHJUJVE National AdYeriljJug ReprMentntlTM © 1937, King Fcilum Svmilcile, Inc., WoilJ ricbu "If you plug me in, I'll give you a tune!"

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