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JRJNDAY, JANUARY 19. 1958. LOGANSPOR1 PUBLIC LIBRAKt THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, tOGANSPORT, INDIANA PAGE SEVEN 1 A Few Interesting Notes Of Comparison on Budgets By LYLE C. WILSON United Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (-UP)— Easier said than done is the trite phrase for what President Eisenhower has been learning the hard way. Consider how it was back there in 1952 when Gen. Dwight D.' Eisenhower had just shucked his uniform and was campaigning for the presidency. _ Came Oct. 22, 1952 and candidate Eisenhower was in Troy, N.Y., seeking the votes of shirt and collar makers. Harry S. Truman was president of the United States and candidate Eisenhower •charged on that day that the Truman administration deliberately had caused monetary inflation as a political policy in order to create an illusion of prosperity. "This always is done," Eisenhower said, "by administrations that care more for the next elec- the new Eisenhower budget proposes also to spend $73.9 billions. Budgeted ?or Surplus Truman, however, had an all- out inflationary budget for fiscal 1953 compared to Eisenhower's for fiscal 1959. Democrat Truman budgeted for a deficit of nearly 10 billion dollars. Republican Eisenhower has budgeted for a surplus of $466,000,000. There is more doubt than confidence, however, that the '59 budget will show a surplus at the end of the fiscal year. More likely, the Treasury will be in the red in the' new fiscal year. And, somehow, the little burp of further inflation which a Treasury deficit must represent does not .greatly disturb Eisenhower, if .it disturbs him at all. He told his news conference this week that he preferred a . deficit to a tax increase. A needle in the economy, he tion than for the nex'i. genera-'said, would be vastly better than *'~" " la check rein. Back there in Troy the balancing of a budget and the checking of inflation seemed to be Accused Truman He tartly added that domestic policies "make for a false prosperity when they are predicated on arms production—with no end in sight." He accused Truman of combatting inflation merely with weak stop-gap price controls while ignoring "the real effective controls—those over money and credit — which would have paralyzed their scheme to use cheap money for their own ends." Candidate Eisenhower proposed to combat inflation by "knocking ,down the administration idol of cheap money, getting unified ac- a reasonable and realizeable objective. On the record, Truman was a better economizer than Eisenhower. Truman had governm..- t spending down to about 34 billion dollars in 1948. The 1950 Korean war caught Truan in so bad a defense posture that he had to fire his cost-cutting defense secretary and alost double the cost of governent. Eisenhower still was spending high, wide and handsome when Sputnik I erupted and forebade PARISVILLE/THORNHOPE OR OAK? Confusion Reigns In Town With 3 Names tion from our, economic agencies I economies demanded by angry and slicing the fat out o,. our fed- j voters. eral budget." And, how is it now more than five years after with President Eisenhower's latest budget? It is HEADS SCHOOL PAPER GREENCAiJTLE, Ind. W—Ricard B. Hackenberg of Hinsdale, • like this: Whereas the Truman | 111., son of Richard G. Hacken- budget (for fiscal 1953), which Ei-lberg, sports editor of the Chicago senhower was attacking that Oc-j Sun-Times, was named Friday as tober day in Troy, proposed to i editor of DePauw University's spend a whopping $73.9 billions I school newspaper, the DePauw. PRESCRIPTION In time of stress, when there's illness in the family, courtesy and speed are so important! That's why they are considered part of every prescription we fill! Depend on us for all your pharmacy needs. 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How would Shakespeare like it if people suddenly decided his name should be changed so it wouldn't be confused with other Shakespeares and half of the peo- "e began calling him William Shakes and the other half referred to him as William Speares? That might give hime some idea of how the sixty-four inhabitants of Parisville—Thornhope—Oak feel when they try to tell other people where they live.. When people buy real estate in that community, their deeds and their tax receipts declare they are residents-of Parisville. The highway signs plainly state that the name of the community is Thornhope. But just try to send any mail to either Parisville or Thornhope, Ind., from any farther away than Logansport. It 'Will be returned to the sender with the notation that" there is no such post office in Indiana. The U. S. Post Office Department declares that the name of the community is Oak, and if. you want your mall delivered there that is the name you had bett€T use. This confusing state of affairs has existed for- sixty years, with some maps labeling the unineor- ported village Thornhope and'oth- ers labeling it Oak, but old timers say there never has been any real attempt to end it. "People talk about it, but that's as far as it goes," says Mrs. Martha Frearson, postmistress for the past two and a half years, who also operates the village's only general store at the east edge of highway 35. The village was first known as Parisville when it was laid out in the southern part of Van Buren township, Pulaski county, in ber, 1853, more than 104 years ago. Pulaski county's only history at the Winamac library throws little light on the community's name troubles. It states only that' the name of Parisville . "was later changed -to Rosedale and still later to Thornhope, while the name Oak was given to the post office." However, the oldest inhabitants of the village report that the name troubles started only a few years after it was settled. Apparently there was another ParLswlle in the state, so the name was changed to Rosedale. Unfortunately, that name also had to be abandoned because there was another Rosedale in Parke county. Pete Hatfield, 76, now a resident of Star City, who first resided in Thornhope-Oak when he "was only four years old. is probably the most authoritative source of the village's history. He recalls that fte name of the community was changed from Rosedale to Thornhope by the Pennsylvania Railroad company in 1897 because mail and freight often due Ros-edales. At that time four passenger trains, two each way, stopped at the village every day. The village, reportedly a stopping place for the underground during the civil war, reached its population peak in 1910, according to Hatfield. He estimates the population reached 300 in that year, largely as a result of sand excavating business • started by Curly Godson and a man named Bell three-fourths of, a mile west of the Pennsylvania tracks. They employed "a lot of men" in the year and a half the sand was being excavated and shipped over the railroad, Hatfield recalls. At that time the community boasted three stores, one operated by Hatfield from 1905 to 1910 in the building now' occupied by the post office and general store, one" across Hie street which was operated by Truman South, and another operated by John Hoover on the east side of bhe village across from the present location of the Pilgrim Holiness church. The village even had a dance •hall while. it was sMll known as Rosedale. Mrs. F. A. McLaughlin, wife of the community's oldest resident, "Doc" MoLaughlin, 72, resided in Royal Center when she was a girl. "I remember we girls thought it was quite a stunt to go to Rosedale. They finally tore the building down because the dances got too wild." The only business place the village has now besides the general store and post office is an antique shop beside it. 'There also aire the grain elevator operated by the Farmers Grain and Supply company, the present center of most of the activity, and "two churches, Says Glamour Girls, Cowboys Don't Mix :_Jjl -^ YOU NAME IT—Mrs. Martha Frearson, whe hu been postmistress 'of the village post office for the past two and a half years, holds In .her hand a real estate tax receipt showing- the 1 name of the comunity Is "Parisville," while on the win- dow at her general itore i« the name, "U. S. Post Office, Oak, Ind." However, the signs on U. S. highway 35 declare it to be "Thornhope." (Staff Photo) workin'. And on th« s*( she WM . real polite. There's a big difference between being polite and being friendly. She wasn't friendly a-tall. "Trouble was her husband, Milko Skofic, produced the picture ('Ann of Brooklyn 1 ), it was his after a disenchanting attempt to play love/boy opposite sexy Gina :,ollobrigida in an Italian movie. Cowboys and glamour girls, it turns put, don't mix—socially or otherwise. Henceforth Robertson will stay in his own corral and leave the foreign lovelies to the likes of Cary Grant. "It's not that I prefer Jubilee to Gina," the Westerner says. "I just wouldn't want to be married to either one of "em." Denies Feud Robertson, who talks as if he had a mouth full of hot cornpone, also denied rumors about a feud with ' : Lollobrigadigga." He had no opportunity to pass the time of day with her, much less engage in a beef. "I couldn't have fought with her," he pointed out. "I never saw Gina except when we were said Dale, who stars in "Wells Fargo" for NBC-TV, "I worked with the greatest, Betty Grable. She makes them European gals look like plumbers." Ban Magazines At Marion, Ind. MARION (UP) — Prosecutor Gene R. Johnson disclosed Thursday that more than 100 magazines labeled "objectionable have been removed from Marion and from Grant County dealers' racks in the last few Jays. • Johnson said complaints to his office, mainly about photographs in the publications, had prompted an investigation by an aic in his office. Johnson said special investigator C.D. Weesncr checked on the complaints and submitted a list of more than 100 magazines on newsstands. CONFUSED—As Little Abner would say, "It's amoozin but confoozin." Allen Baker, Whiteland, Ind., route 1, driver of a semi-trailer truck for the Tom Kelsay company, who had just stopped at the Oak post office and general store for gasoline, is perplexed by a roadside sign bearing the name of Thornhope on the outskirts of the village. (Staff Photo) the Methodist chu-rch, built in 1890, and the Pilgrim Holiness church, built about 10 years ago, according to Hatfield. The community h-ad a three-room school on the present site of the Pilgrim Holiness church from 1924 until the consolidation widh the Star City school about 16 years ago. The school was then torn down. Postmistress Frearson says she Believes the post office first was lication of names "is mighty unhandy for us." "Every ' week grain or feed trucks will be looking for Oak, Ind., and will go right on through the town when they see .the road signs, with the name Thornhope." To top off the confusion, there are both Royal Center and Star City telephone numbers in the village. Villagers agree that i-t depends on who you ask whether the community is Thornhope or Oak. To make certain there will be no tjues- Read the Classified Ads HIATT'S Next To Logan Theatre named Oaks, but again there was! tion about ^ destination, some difficulty because there was an-! people address fcheir letters to other Oaks, so the "s" was dropped. There is only one other Oak Thornhope-Oak. Meanwhile, it doesn't seem to utiL-ause man anu ireignc 01- i. re- • i.u rr«-t j m t .TiT=c.n,»u,u*., *„ uv ~ u .. * « — was going to the wrong place f ostf f ce '" th t Umted £ tate ?' worry them much. It just gives to th! fact that there wlr! two I \° T ! ate ii nn , Nebraska ' accordin * to them something to talk about. jMrs. Frearson. How long the village will continue to have a post office is questionable because of its small population, and if the community is made a Star City. rural route it probably will bring an end to the battle over the names. . The post office department did take the post office away from the village for a year about. 1920, Hatfield recalls. "But I got up a petition and they restored it." Earl Zeider, manager of the grain elevator, declares the dup- confidential CASH LOANS quickly! $ 500°° up fo »JW . Open Wednesday Afternoon ,tU». 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