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Logansport, Indiana
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Friday, November 29, 1957
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Friday Evening, November 29, 19ST. THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE PROGRAM FOR LOCANSPORT 1. An Adtquot* Civic Cwiltr 1. An Adaqual* Stwagc Dupoial SyiHm 3. Suffiictnt Parking Faciliti.i FROM OTHER PAPERS— Cannot Buy Inspired Teachers One hears considerable discussion these days about adequate pay for teachers. Teachers should get reasonable pay. Their profession is one in which considerable training .is required. Most teachers continue advanced studies even after they begin work. They have an extremely important job to do. They deal with our children, the nation's most precious heritage. They mold their lives and instill in them a sincere yearning for knowledge. It would be hard to put up any legitimate argument against a favorable pay scale for our teachers. One point, however, sometimes is overlooked. You just cannot buy an inspired teacher. A teacher will be inspired, good, or just mine run, according to his or her individual self. A better pay scale might attract a better teacher. It might also be an inducement to a teacher whose only interest lies in the pay check. An inspired teacher is one who knows something well and has a sincere and burning, desire to impart that knowledge to his or her pupils. Such a teacher wants to open the minds of his or her young pupils and cause them in turn really to seek to learn. Getting an education, incidentally, is not guaranteed merely .by finishing high school or even college. The student must want .to learn, too, and be willing to dig. One who can inspire others and arouse in them a sustained enthusiasm in a search for knowledge is a. great teacher. You cannot buy such a teacher because it is not a matter of money. A teacher either has that certain something, or he has not got it. All the pay in the world won't make any difference. (Richmond, Ind. Palladium-Item) Someone has observed that television entertainers are having the roughest time since Nero's day, when comedians were in danger of being tossed -to-the lions if they failed to. get lafughs. But there's hope. The lives of some were saved because the lions turned up their noses at the proffered fare. Khrushchev got so high at a diplomatic social gathering that he burst into song. This probably revived wistful memories of the old amateur stage performances when a not so entertaining entertainer could be removed with a long hook. A 74-year-old Illinois landlord and his 81-year-old tenant engaged in combat which sent both to the hospital for scalp • mending. Whether the incident is evidence against the 65-year retirement age is a matter of opinion. • Governmental crises come so often in France that the people might get .suspicious of any regime able to hold on for a few extra weeks. IN f HE PAST One Year Ago Overton Hershberger, James F. Volpert and Dr. .Martin T. Barco received .Silver Beaver awards at the annual boy scout recognition dinner. Mr. and Mrs. Otto Grandstaff, of Walton, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. A son was born at St. Joseph's hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Don Rayrner, 306 Montgomery street. Jesse Kenney, 1409 Market street, retired after 46 years of service with the Pennsylvania Railroad. Ten Years Ago Oby Lyon, 501 Bartlett street, and Harry Hughes, 319 Day street, joined the Air Force. Daughters were born to Mr. and Mrs. John Hetzner, 1805 East Broadway, at Memorial hospital, and to Mr. and Mrs. Ferol, Krantz, 922 High street, at St. Joseph's hospital. Mr. and Mrs. William Widner, Delphi, celebrated their 58th wedding'anniversary. Twenty Years Ago Two persons escaped injury when their light plane crashed on take-off in a field near Winamac. John M. Hatch, of Macy, died at the age of 78. Rochester high school's 'basketball team defeated Logansport, 25-11. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Egbert Snoeberger, of Camden. Fifty Years Ago The home of Mrs. John Dugan, 1429 Spear street, was damaged by fire. George Jones, a sect-ion foreman for the Pennsylvania Railroad, won a prize for having the best section between South Bend and Terre Haute. Logansport high, school'* football team lost to the alumni. 5-0. Drew Peanioo'i MERRY-GO-ROUND MUTTNIK! Drew Pearson says: USA would probably lose war to Russia righ't now; Secret report to White House shows we have maginot line in Turkey and Europe; Administration sugarcoats the alarming facts. WASHINGTON — The secret report on American defenses, parts of which have leaked to the press, is far more alarming than the leaks indicate. One clue to its a- •larming.content is the fact that the White House wanted only two copies — the original and one carbon — made. It did not want other copies in existence which might show Congress how weak our defenses are. For the depressing, inescapable deductions from this report are that the Unitedl States today ha;l become a second-1 class pov.'er. In brief, Eussial could launch war! on us at any time! with almost cer-l tain odds of turn-1 ing the iCniter! States into a so-1 cialist, satellite. \ subject nation. • This is not pies I sant news to- pub-' lish at the Thanksgiving season. However, the United States has come through some rough times in the past, dating back- to. the grim, Weak winters when the Pilgrim fathers battled famine, cold, and Indians. And if the American people really understand the unadulterated, unsugarcoated truth regarding what faces them today, I am coniidisnt they will be equal to the occasion. But they have to know the facts. Truth Was (Suppressed The secret report which has caused sucTi worried reverberations in high administration circles was prepared by members of the "Arden Farms" study group, a body of top businessmen, scientists, and economists in New York who began making studies in government when Eisenhower was president of Columbia University. Over 100 of them worked on this report for the office of defense administration, a;id it is actually_ a composite document which goes into many different facets of our defense. Real :Fact is that the report should send no tremors of alarm through the: administration, because ail the facts in it were known not only to the Pentagon, but to newsmen who took the trou- -'•We-to dig into the defense picture. If the facts were not known to the White Mouse, then it was because the iVhite House was not sufficiently Interested. The secret report warns: That Russiia is ahead of us in •all phases of modern warfare except atomic submarines; That our forward Strategic Air Command bases could be knocked out iby Rusifian missiles; That the United States could be devastated : by a mass Soviet at. tack; That we 'would be lucky to destroy five or six Soviet cities in retaliation. In brief, the United States would, lose a war with Russia. No Food After 20 Days Further depressing facts include: The United States would have food for on'y 20 days in case of Russian mass attack, because food is located in the great grain elevators and warehouses of the big cities. These cities would be wiped out first. With srtrict rationing, the American people could get by on a low, 1,800-calorie subsistence diet. But no -rationing cards have been pointed, and It would take four months", in "time.-of war to print itihem. The war might Ije. over before then. --„ . '"<';"•?••• : '.-'• Most shocking revelation is that which shows our much-publicized forward SAC bases to be another "Ma-gimtt Line." Actually this is no revelation at all. Top officials have knowr. for months that these Strategic Air Command bases in Turkey, Japan, most of Europe, were just as impotent as the huge wall of stjel and concrete, the Maginot Line, behind which France basked 1 in self-satisfied complacency prior to Hitler's at. tack. However, the administration baa deliberately gone out of its way to -fool the public regarding the defense picture. When the President, went on the ,air with his ifirst "Chins-up" tel-e- C£.st, he dramatically exhibited the nose cone of a • Jupiter rocket, wiiich he said had returned to the ej.rth, thereby solving the question of re-entry through the atmosphere. ' The Air Force scientific brain center in California, Ramo-Woolridge, has now written a report branding this a hoax. The nose cone which Ike showed on television, according to the Air Force report, was not a test of re-entry at all. For this particular hose cone, the Air Force memo says, re-entered the atmosphere at a cockeyed angle which slowed it down; also rotated, which slowed it even more. Thus it landed at less than one-third the speed of a normal ballistic missile. The test, therefore, concluded the Ramo-Wooldidge memo, was of "negligible" value. Yet the President demonstrated the nose cone to the American public as a proof that it had solved the reentry problem. All the above facts were known to the Defense Department at the time the missile was sent to the White House for the President's telecast. The question 1 of whether Ike should show the nose cone was debated back and forth in ad- VJmce at the Pentagon. It was' finally argued that, though this particular nose cone was not a test, another Jupiter nose cone had beer, witnessed coming down, although it was not recovered. Therefore, it would not be deceiving the public, officials felt, if a substitute nose cone was used. Actually, the presentation of a ncse cone as a brand-new triumphant achievement was deceptive in the first place. For last. May, an experimental X-17 3-stage rocket was fired 650 miles straight up at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., and the nose cone recovered intact. These are some of the problems a confused public faces in trying . to figure out just where we stand and why publication of the secret report on .-'.USA vs. USSR military strength is"'so important. MOUNTED PATROLS MONTPELIER, V-t, — State Civil Defense Director William Bau- m.ann announced the organization of Vermont's third Civil Defense Mounted Horse Patrol. Vermont is th'j first state to adopt the use of mounted patrols to be used in the event of enemy attack, natural disaster or for-patrollng woods and back road areas. LAFF-A-DAY Angelo Patri New Teacher Also Has a Lot io Learn We have, throughout the country, 'many teachers who are in the classroom.for the first time. They are discovering that there is a vast difference between teaching . a model class with an experienced teacher or supervisor at hand and facing a roomful of active, alert youngster.?. All at once problems never dreamed of in the d-ays -of preparation appear and have to be solved then and there. To the beginning teacher the discipline of the class, that is holding the class to a lesson, is dif- ificult. "They don't behave," said one young teacher to me. "If you'd just come upstairs and make them .behave I'll teach them." I went upstairs and of course there was no,-'sign of disorder while I- stayed. What every .young teacher must know is that only his personal power, his personal skill, his inimitable personality and his teaching skills will hold the class. Disoredr in a classroom is usually, with rare exception, the result of weakness in the teacher. That is hard for the young teacher to accept but that isthe first truth he has to face. It is only when the lesson the teacher presents has sufficient appeal to the children that they settle down to accept it. That is an art all teachers learn to master. Make the lesson' so fitting, so certain in its facts, so impressively presented as to catch and hold Uhe children's attention. (Make one clear point in the lesson. Present it in. as few^ words as possible. Illustrate it with objects, or pictures, or stories, but ^illustrate it — then present it with -another emphasis — ask a question or '.wo — get the children into the lesson now, let them add any thing they can to the idea, sticking closely to the point. Write the point on the board. Have it read, talked about, and leave it.- ; Leave it for the time and take it up again next lesson and add to «• •:•.'. •-- ;• ' Remember that telling is not teaching. Until the pupil makes *fhe knowledge his own by using it, by manipulating it one way or another, he has not learned it and the teacher should not drop it until he has. For example: A point . in arithmetic is taught; The teacher feels it has taken hold on the pupils' mind.' Test it. Ask the children 'to make up their own problem and work it out — either in words, and numbers, or if they are in the beginners' grades, with objects. Dramatize it! Because ; we know that children come one by one, no two alike, we teach individuals and' that calls for group teaching, then individual instruction, I'll talk about th-at next time. # * * Mothers will find life-.stmpler if tliey have a routine for taking care o! their children. Dr. Patri's leaflet P-24, "A Baby's Routine," in- . eludes suggestions and tells why a planned routine is important. To obtain a copy, send 10 cents in coin to him, c/o this paper, P. O. Box 99, Station G, New- York 19, N. Y. (Released by The Bell Syndicate, Inc.) Sputnik I Rocket to "Die" Sunday By UNITED PRESS A scientist at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Mass., today planned a series of computations which may enable him to predict the death o£ Sputnik I's rocket to the hour. Dr. Charles A. Whitney said Thursday night that present calcu- lalions indicate the rocket will enter the earth's atmosphere probably on Sunday. He refused to specify a time but added that a more extensive study will possibly aid him in predicting the death-plunge to the hour. The head of the observatory, Dr. Fred Whipple, said he believed the rocket's end wil. 1 come "between 65 dgres south and 65 degrees north, probably in the northern hemisphere." The satellite itself was expected to remain, in its orbit another month while Sputnik II, containing the body of Laika, the Russian dog, may survive several months. QUOTES FROM NEWS By UNITED PRESS DAI/LAS, Tex. — Senate Majority Leader Lyndon B. Johnson: • "There is nothing our defense program needs so badly as a strong dose,of urgency.. .We are strong in weapons of the past. The Soviets are strong in weapons o£ the future," PITTSBURGH — Dr. Lyman V. Gingers-president of the National Education Association, on the Russian educational system which he says features small classes and .well-trained and well-paid teach- ;;ers :•''.. 1 "\V£ cannot be critical of Russian 'educational methods. We have advocated the same things for years and now" they, have put .them to. use with success." ' HARTSHORN-E, Okla.— Warren Spahn, 36-year-old pitcher of. the World champion Milwaukee Braves on receiving the Cy Young award as the best 1 big-league pitcher of 1957: "They keep talking to me about getting old. Why, I'll play until they take the ball away from me." WASHINGTON — Presidential- press Secretary James C. Hagerty, replying to editorial suggestions in several newspapers that the President resign pr temporarily install the vice-president in his place: "While we appreciate at times the newspaprs trying to run the government, that is up to the President and the President alone." LONDON — M-rs. Kathleen Laurant, fired from her candy and cigarette sales job in a London airport lounge because the owner didn't like her bright red nail polish: "I do not see what business it is of the firm's what I wear." :'• PHAROS-TRhBUNE Dnlly (except Satnrdayn, Snn<lfly» nnil Holiday*) 3ttc per Trick onlty nnri Sunday by cnrrlerji, -flS.UO per yenr. Dy mull on rural routcn In Cnxtt, Carroll, While, Pulnnkl, Fiiltim nncl Miami cmintten, U10.00 per year) ontftlilr trnrtinic urcn mid vrlthln Ijidlniin. 9I1.0O per yenr} outxlde In- dlnna, 918.00 p^r yenr. All mall Mixbflcrlptloim payable In advance. No mnil •ubscriptlomi aold where carrier HCrrlce In maintained. Reporter eatnbllxlicd 18SO Tribune e»tn)>II,ihed 1007 114 Pharo» extnhllnbed 1844 3 Journal e»tal)Ii»hed 18-19 Eisenhower's Illness Hits World's Capitals Foreign News Commentary .By CHARLES M. MCCANN United Press Staff Correspondent The week's good and bad news on the international balance sheet: President Eisenhower's illness was regarded in countries all over the world as the biggest and gravest news development this week. Official and newspaper reaction emphasized the fact that in these times of international tension the Chief Executive of the United States is the outstanding political figure in the free world. A spokesman for the neutral government oJ Austria reflected the feeling of many world leaders when he said: "It is the worst news in months, much worse than the news of the launching of the Soviet earth satellites." The heads of government of the 14 countries allied with the United Stales in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization had looked to Eisen- Jiower to play the leading part in a "summit" conference to be held in Paris Dec. Hi. This conference was decided upon, in view of the threat of Soviet Russian progress in missile development, to tighten the unity of NATO countries and to strengthen Western European defenses. The news that Eisenhower would not be able to attend brought immediate speculation that.the meeting might be cancelled. When it was made known that the United . States was ,'ready- to send Vice President Richard M. Nixon in his place there was a change of feeling. '•.• But it was plain that no man can take the place of an American president in point of prestige and authority. In congressional hearings, in Defense Department conferences and at missile-testing grounds political leaders, scientists and military men concentrated on the urgent job of meeting the Russian threat. In Paris, British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan and French Premier Felix Gaillard met in an attempt lo end IV coolness in their relations which resulted from the dispatcli by the United States and Britain of weapons to France's former protectorate of Tunisia. Official statements showed clearly that France was still dissatisfied. This issue, incidentally, was one of many which Eisenhower would have been expected to clear up at the NATO meeting. Premier Gaillard put the life of his new cabinet to the lost in a debate in the National Assembly, the controlling house of the French Parliament, on means to end the rebellion in Algeria. Gaillard announced that at tha end of the debate this weekend he would seek a vote of confidnce. His defeat would mean his resignation. President Eisenhower caught the chiil which was the first development in his illness while waiting at Washington Airport lo welcome King Mohammed V of Morocco, another of France's former North African protectorates, who arrived on a state visit. Vice President Nixon took lha President's place at the state dinner which Eisenhower arranged for his guest. Secretary of Stale John Foster Dulles look over the job of chief negotiator. Town Meeting of Churches To Convene in St. Louis Charges Army With Misuse Of Personnel WASHINGTON (-UP) — Rep. Albert W. Cretella (R - Conn.) charged today that 130 soldiers with* scientific and engineering backgrounds are forced lo pull KP and guard duty at the Army's Aberdeen, Md., Proving Ground even though band players are exempt from such duly. Crelolla accused the Army of "gross misutilr/alion" of enlisted men with scientific and engineering backgrounds. He demanded the Army either overhaul its present scientific and professional program or else scrap it completely. The program is intended to utilize scientific e?:peri- ence on military jobs. In a statement issued through his office, Crelella particularly criticized operation of the scientific program at the Aberdeen Proving Ground. He said 130 men in the program "regularly" do such tasks as "kitchen police" and guard duty while two-thirds of all other enlisted personnel—including military police, bandsmen and clerks —are exempt from- them. The Connecticut congressman said he has received "wide response" supporting his earlier allegations of wasted manpower in the Army. As* an example, he said a physics professor wrote he quit a civilian job at Aberdeen because of "disgust with the inefficiency and incompetence of the proving ground." The professor, whom" Cretella ' did not identify, said four soldiers who had worked under him on the scientific program spent about half their time on "KP, guard duty and the like." Cretella also accused the Army of giving "poor publicity" to the scientific program. Under it, scientists and engineers of draft age fulfill their military obligation with six months active duty and the remainder in the inactive reserves. By LOUIS CASSELS United Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON (UP)—America's "Town Meeting of the Churches" will convene in St. Louis, Mo., this weekend. The "town meeting" is the general assembly of the National Council of Churches. It meets every three years. Upwards of 2,000 church leaders, representing 30 Protestant and Orthodox denominations with a combined membership of 37,400,000, will participate in the weeklong assembly which begins Sunday afternoon. A main item of business is the election of a new council president lo succeed Dr. Eugene Carson Blake of Philadelphia, stated clerk of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. A Baptist minister of St. Louis, Dr. Edwin Theodore Dahlberg, is regarded i church circles as the most likely candidate for the post. Dahlberg, a former president of the Northern Baptist Convention, has been pastor of the Delmai- Baplist Church in St. Louis since 1930. He was pastor of the First Baptist Church in Syracuse, N.Y., from 1939 to 1950, and of the First Baptist Church in St. Paul, Minn., from 1931 to 1939. The council is the nation's largest religious body, with 82 per cent of America's Protestants represented in its constituency. Ths general assembly is its lop governing body. Besides electing a president and other officers to. 'serve through 1950, the assembly will review the 75 year-round programs which are carried on by the council as a cooperative enterprise of Hie member denominations. REDS TO PARLEY MOSCQW ..(-UP)— The Supreme Soviet (parliament) of the Soviet Union will'meet Dec. 19 for its second regular meeting of the year, .jt was announced today. The parliament is expected lo take up the budget for next year and discuss a new economic plan. DAVIS HOMELESS AGAIN . PARIS (UP)— Garry Davis, American-born self-slyled "world citizen No. 1," Thursday was ordered expelled permanenlly from France. Davis was ordered to get out by DC. 2. He was warned Hie would face a six-month to three-year prison sentence if he returned. HUBERT ^ ^ Bm«Jv»*. »!»'. »>jr~a»5 T ^id«,to<,'l """ ~"~ "Bo you suppose that might include a groom?" JPiiMlHhed dally except Sntnrdn? and holiday* by Pliaroft-Trlbune Co., lni>., 017 Eaat Droartvray, Lofcnnnport, Indiana. Entered an Mccoml cliiNfl mutter at the pout office nt IJovaiiMport. Intl., iimler tlte act of Blarcli 4, 1870. 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