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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 4

Logansport, Indiana
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Wednesday, December 4, 1957
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Wednesday Evening, December 4, 199T. THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE PROGRAM FOR LOGANSPORT 1. An Adtquatt Civic C«nl« 2. An Ad«quot» Sawagn Disposal Syitira 3. Suffiitint Parking Fadliti.i Gifts for Longcliff Patients •The Cass county Association for Mental Health again this year is asking residents of the county to "Share a Christmas gift with a mental patient" at the Logansport state hospital. Few of us who have never been confined to an institution can appreciate how much a Christmas gift, no matter how small, can mean to one of those patients. Many of them either have no families to remember them on Christmas or their families have long since forgotten about them. This is particularly true of the large group of aged men and women who are victims only of senility. In their drab and uneventful lives, such, articles as new gloves or mittens, jig saw puzzles, slippers, billfolds, or comb and brush sets assume an importance all out of proportion to their small cost. . Only those who have seen the faces of these patients light up when they open their gifts at the annual ward Christmas parties can fully appreciate how much cheer and encouragement they bring to these unfortunates. Despite the fact that our nearness to the Logansport state hospital should make us more aware of the needs of the patients, several other counties in this hospital district have responded more generously in past years with Christmas gifts than have Cass residents. Several local organizations, churches particularly, are making a determined effort this year to meet Cass county's quota of 700 gifts. The Ninth street Christian church alone already has 100 gifts to its credit. All gifts are to be in by December 15. You, too, can help bring cheer and encouragement to "Forgotten" patients in this manner, if you will. Quote to Remember "Man may renounce much. But he must think and he has a deep need to' express his thoughts . . . History will pardon Communists for much, establishing that they were forced into many brutal acts because of circumstances and the need to defend their existence. But the stifling of every divergent thought, the exclusive monopoly over thinking for the purpose of defending their personal interests, will nail Communists to a cross of shame in history." So wrote Milovan Djilas, formerly a high Yugoslav government official, in his book, "The New Class." Today Djilas is in solitary confinement because he would not allow a monopoly to. be held over his mind, and because he courageously fulfilled his own need to express his thoughts in Yugoslavia, a country ruled by dictatorship. He deserves the honor, and his words deserve the thoughtful attention, of free men. Interest in zoos is reported growing by leaps and bounds, which does not mean that kangaroos are the main attraction. '* When listening to politicians it is often easy to mistake double talk for plain talk. IN THE PAST One Year Ago Two teenagers were jailed by sheriff's deputies after a wild chase along a highway northeast of the city. Ralph Todd was re-elected president of the Council of Social Agencies. A daughter was bora at St. Joseph's hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Miller, of route 2, Royal Center. Frank Settles, 70; 'a retired Pennsylvania Railroad conductor, died at his home, 217 Wilkinson street. Ten Years Ago Burglars entered three local service stations and escaped with an undetermined amount of cash and merchandise. The new Community Memorial Hall at Twelve. Mile was dedicated. Mrs. Lizzie Fry, a lifetime resident of Winamac, died at the age of 94. Myrl King, 65, of 311% Pearl street died. Twenty Years Ago Fire from a defective flue destroyed the home of Charles F. Fidler on Pollard avenue. 0. L. Hausenfluck was elected chairman of the Deer Creek township Farm Bureau. George Louthaui, 73, of 83 Sixteenth street, died. He was a retired railroad employee. Mrs. Nancy E. Donavan, 83, a lifetime resident of Denver, died. Fifty Years Ago Charles Baker, a Panhandle railroad engineer, suffered burns on his hands while showing his wife how to operate a new gas range. Elmer Plotner resigned from the Royal Center council. A nine-pound daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Joh-n Derby. • John Thompson died at bis home at 1218 High rtreet. Drew Pearson'ii MERRY-GO-ROUND 1OCAL' BOYS MAKE GOOD fN BIG CITY LOS ANGELES — Baseball.faus in Brooklyn plus taxpayers in other parts of the USA aren't going to like when they le-arn the real story of how the Brooldyn Dodgers were inveigled out to Los Angeles. The story involves a city councilman's slrongarm box and secret accounts containing 857,570 together with a. $1,720,000. gift to Los Angeles by Unc"c| Sam for the Uir.rT on which the Dod- [ gers will buildl their ball park. ln| other words, the! t a x p a y ers ofl Brooklyn as well! as the rest of the I USA are helpb?j to pay for trans ferring the Did-1 gers to Los Angi;-| les. But p-erhap.' 1 most shocking of all is the fact that 3,300 ill-housed families in Los Angeles were kicked out of their homes by 'Condemnation on the ex. cuse of putting up a new modern, public housing project. Instead th-eir land is .no'v being turned over to the Dodgers. Furthermore it is being turned over under a contract by which Walter O'Malley, the Dodgers' . owner, gets the parking rights, the concession rights, and even half the oil rights. Oil has- already been discovered itll around this area. In addition O'Malley will cor.trol •and operate the parks, playgrounds and junior ball diamonds in the entire area turned over to him by •the city of Los Angeles thanks to the $4,720,00(1 bonanza handed Los Angeles 'by other federal taxpayers. In San Francisco, Mayor George Christopher retained parking rights and concessions in San Fr.ancisco's contract with the New York Giants, but not Mayor Nora-is Poulson .of Fla. Shacks And Swimming Pools The story of this amazing baseball deal goes back half a dozen years when public housing officials in the sprawled-out city of I/os Angeles were trying to clean up the Negro shacks and Mexican tenements that contrast with the flower-bedecked swimming pools of motion picture stars. Under the Taft Housing Act, Mayor Fletcher Bowron and the city council signed a contract with the federal government to build a 'housing project and make L. A. look more like the City of the Angeles. la unkept, crowded Chavez Ravine, land was condemned, .families ousted. Suddenly City Councilman Ed Davenport switched his vote. This, together with another wavering councilman, turned a bare: majority of the •city council over to the side of the real . estate inetrests which had been trying desperately to stop public housing. Later City Councilman Davenport died. In his safe deposit box was found $30,000 in crisp, clean cash. In three checking accounts was found $27,570. The total, $57,570, was more than the $7500 .annual salary he had drawn from the city council in his eight years in office. Davenport had lived at the Swank Park Wilshire _ Apartment House into which he moved shortly after taking office, yet after drawing a salary of $57,000 he had $57,570 left. Later his wife made a formal statement all but admitting the money had come from the real estate lobby. The $57,570, she info"med Internal Revenue, was "gifts of money" to her husband. Since you can't give gifts, of money legally to a city official, these were bribes. Los Angeles Internal Revenue agents started a thorough investigation with a view to finding out who paid the bribes. They were called off by higher-ups in the Eisenhower Administration. Reversed By Referendum— Meanwhile friends ot the realtors plus; a referendum had reversed Mayor Bowron on public housing. Bowron, himself, a liberal Republican, was defeated by Congressman. Norris Poulson, a Conservative Republican who had voted in Congress with the Real Estate Lobby. The Chavez Ravine Housing Project was dead. Several thousand people had been moved out, their shaeks and tenements torn down. The Real Estate Lobby had won. IHowev-er, toe City of Los Angelos owed federal taxpayers about $6,000,000, and to get Mayor Poulson off the hook for this amount, Vice President Nixon and Senator William Knowland, both potent on Capitol Hill, discreetly helped -put a rider ia the 1954 Housing Bill permitting Los Angles to unload the abortive Chavez Ravine Housing Project on Uncle Sam for the knockdown price of $1,279,000. This was $4,720,000 less than the government had advanced Los Angeles. In other words, all the taxpayers paid Los Angeles for the cost of throwing Negroes and Mexicans out of their homes, tearing down their tenements and buying the land which now stands empty. Total cost was $4,720,000. The rider was sneaked through the Senale when pro-public housing Senators were away attending the funeral of a great pro-housing Republican, Senator Charles Tobey of New Hampshire. Senator Sal- tonsta'l of Massachusetts helped Knowland and Nixon put it across. Thanks to this bonanza, given to no other city in the USA, Mayor Poulson was able to offer this empty tract of lard to the Brooklyn Dodgers at no cost to him. The other taxpayers had already paid for it. However, the families who were dispossessed of their homes are not happy. Nor are about a thousand other families who must also be forced to move if the Dodgers get all the 330 acres promised them. Getting them to move will be more difficult, because under California law you can't condemn a man's home to build a ball park iMayor Poulson also faces a referendum next spring before the Dodgers- finally acquire the choice, free land once cleared to mak« Los Angeles look more like .the City of the Angeles. Report Fireball In Chicago Area CHICAGO (UP) — Numerous reports were made Monday night of a fireball in this general area. Sightings were reported from southeastern Wisconsin to Grand Rapids, Mich., as well as in Chicago proper. The time was approximately fl:3o p.m. c.s.t. An airline pilot said that object appeared through overcast to be of a bluish-green hue. Scientists said they believe the bright flash was a meteor plunging to earth. WALKER'S FINISHED WALKING MILTON, Fla. (UP)—W. A. Simmons, retiring after m^re than 33 years as a mail carrier with the Post Office Department, revealed that his first name is Walker. LAFF-A-DAY Angelo Pdtri Special Child Needs Much Attention Often people judge the ability of children by their age. At six he should be able to read. By twelve he ought to be in the sixth year grade. By eighteen he should be in college. For some children this .. is true but for others it is not true at all and the teacher soon discovers it. One six-year-old child takes to reading as easily as he talks but another makes very hard work of it and dislikes the very mention of reading. Then, there is the vix- year-old who can read but may not be able to take the arithmetic, while the one who was ready to read may enjoy number work. Children do not come neatly grouped, according to' a pattern laid down by the school, or by-society, or by family tradition, and age is not the standard measure of ability; I know of no measurement that is accurate and decisive. The I.Q. is really a measure of how much the child has acquired by experiences. If he has had the experience the test calls for and he is of ordinary intelligence he will get a high rating. But suppose he has not had them, or has come from a different, environment than the one pre-supposed for the test, and he fails. Is he a backward child?_ His age calls for a certain grade' and the I.Q. standard of a hundred plus — but he talks Spanish while the school talks English. His I.Q. will be minus if he is tested in English, won't it? Age alone is no standard of measurement of a child's ability. A six-year-old is found who can •work with second-grade children easily and an eight-year-old one is discovered unable to keep up in second grade. Each child must •be himself. He can be no other. This means that the right sort of school functions for the individuals who do not and cannot be fitted to the Course. The course must 1 ., be fitted .to them. This is not as difficult as it might.seem, since the differers are few. AU that'is needed is a fluid program that allows a number of children to have special programs suited to their state, of growth and development. When this is done the teachers, relieved of pupils who take up more time than can be spared them, can work with the.group remaining in happier mood and with greater success. The children on special program are happier and do better because they are working within their ability.' This does away with the standardization of the age grouping'-without stigmatizing the odd ones. The odd ones are valuable citizens, too. Experts See Pocket Rocket NEW YORK (UP) - What fascinated the nation's assembled rocket experts today was no firery monster capable of rising hundreds of miles from the earth, but a tiny "pocket rocket" which a small boy could carry around in his pants—but shouldn't, Dr. J.W. Rossen, o fthe Atlantic Research Corp. which developed this rocket baby, disclosed that it is going to play a .critical role in separating the third stage—the orbiting stage — from the Vanguard rocket which is expected to launch the U.S. satellite this week. He was addressing fellow rocket technicians at the annual meeting of the American Rocket Society. The "pocket rocket," he said, is only 4.8 inches long and 1.5 inches in diameter. It weighs only -.6. of a pound. But this little giant gives off •with powerfully thrusting fire for exactly one second—until its fuel is consumed. The force of this thrust adds up to the power of a truck. However, it is applied in a flash of time whereas a truck may huff and puff to give its all. QUOTES FROM NEWS By UNITED PRESS WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Foster Dulles on the possibility of a grand Free World alliance composed of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization, the Baghdad Pact and the Organization 'of American States: "I doubt that (such an alliance) is in the immediate future." ST. LOUIS The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on the American Negroes will to win their struggle for equal rights: "We must say to our white brothers over the South that we will match your capacity to inflict suffering with our capacity to endure suffering." NEW ORLEANS — Mrs. Charles E. Wilson, wife of the former Secretary of Defense, on the 1958 budget. "It shouldn't have been cut. .. we needed all that money (for defense spending)." ' CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - J. Paul Walsh, deputy .director to the Navy's Vanguard project, on the possibility of launching the first U.S. earth satellite: "There is a good probability that the first sphere, will go into an orbit if everything works the way it should." It 1s a trying time for mother when Junior wants to touch everything he sees. If your' child is at. this stage, you will welcome the advice given in Dr. Patri's leaflet P-6, "The Touching Child." 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.) ATLANTIC OI-TY, N.J. — AFL- CIO President George Meany on a proposal that unions adopt a voluntary wage freeze.lor. 1958: "There is no reason to believe that a wage freeze would be advantageous to anyone but the employer." 1880 Tribune eMitMUhed 11)07 J«11II 1844 nnl cNtnhtlHlied 1S4» Walter Winchell Broadway and Elsewhere These Charming People A grand lady and a great star- Ethel B'arrymore—was the subject for a tv testimonial. Long may she shine! . . . The explosive radiance, signifying the emergence of a star, was not without (ouches of irony in Miss Barrymorc's case. Many years ago (in Philadelphia, she was scorned by reviewers. One grumbled: "If the young lady who plays Madamcl Trctoni had pos-l scssed beauty, lalT cnt or charm, thifg play might navel been a success."! New York critics! were not impress-f ed witli the playl titled "Captairj Jinks." However I they were en I thralled by th<| actress who was lashed in Philly. Her regal beauty, creamy voice and acting magic enchanted One and All. Several weeks lalcr. the producer surprised Miss Barrymore by putting her name in lights.. When she approached the theatre and noticed the glowing symbol of stardom—Ethel Barrymore wept. HOLLYWOOD (UP)— Producer . Jack L. Copeland thinks "Hell's Five Hours" will .be shot in the proper atmosphere. He said the film would start production next Monday in the city, of Los Angles' steam plant in the San Fernando Valley. PHAROS-TRIBUNE nnlly (except Saturday*, Sunday* mid nollrtnyn) 35c per week dnlly and Similar by cnr r iera, »18.2O per year. By moil on riirnl route. In Cum, C.irroll, White, Piilaikl, Fnlton anil H lain I coiintle*, #10.00 per yenr| onlnlde trading area nnd irltliln Indiana, JJ1.0O per year; outxlde In- dlnnn, (18.00 per rear. All mull mihncrlntlona pnyalilc In advance. Ho mnll aubflcrlptloiu Mold where carrier aervlce !• maintained. Reporter entnbllKhed 11)0 114 X»hnrt»K entalillHhed "I oen't start counting until he falls!" PnlilUlied dully except Saturday Mill holiday, by Pharon-Trlnune Co., Inc., fllT Bant Broadway, Lojganivport, Indlann. Entered ax Hecoitd cliiNM matter at in* pout office at Loirnnaport. Ind.. under th« act of Miirch 4, 1870. UEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS AND UNITED 1'ILESl PHAItOS-TllIBCNE National Adverttotnr RepreMniatlv** Inland Newspaper Rcpre«e»tatlTe* ex-groom soon. It has been accurately noted that mgney is good for the nerves. In Mis;; Mutton's case, however, it has bejn bad for the heart. Countless tomes have been written about the art of acting. Il has been explained, in terms of psychology and philosophy. Noel Coward sums it up succinctly in News- week—witli 15 words: "Just say your lines and try to keep out of the way of the furniture." Sid Caesar will soon return to the Big Eye with Imogene Coca. It will most likely be a happy reunion for the stars as well as the audience . . . Miss Coca became a clown accidentally. The dark-eyed pixie was once hired as a dancer for a Broadway musical. Since the, stage was chilly during rehearsals, she wrapped herself in a brawny stagehand's overcoat. In an effort to stimulate warmth, she flounced around in the huge coat that flopped over her hands and sprawled over her feet. She gave a zany impression., of a burlesque queen. Everybody howled, includr ing the producer, who transformed Imogene Coca into a comedienne. Tony Pcrkin's performance in "Look Homeward, Angel" will undoubtedly win many trophies. Oddly, the only one who has given Tony Perkins a bad notice recently is Tony Perkins. He is quoted in McCall's: "I'm not really suited to be a movie actor. I liave no confidence in myself. I'm not interested in money. I'm not good looking. I have a hunch in my spine. I can'l sec. I have, a very small head. I haven't many opinions. I have no string of French girls. I'm not tough. I haven't a single quality a movie star should have. Not a single one." However, he has the one quality every star must Have: Talent. "The Rope Dancers" is a drama which deserves wide popular acceptance. It has a dramatic intensity and honestly of purpose which remind you or Eugene O'Neill's classics . . . Morton Wis- hengraci, who wrote the play, has friends who are friends. To enable him to write his play and others, five friends loaned him $15,000. They expected no interest on their money. And if the play failed, Wishengrad .owed them nothing. In the theatre, some angels are really angels. One of tile brighter new book* is "Please Don't Eat the Daisies," authored by Jean Kcrr, the wife of li». N. Y. Herald-Tribune'* drama critic. Mrs. Kcrr amusingly records the problem ot being married to a critic: "The producer feels that the mere physical presence of a wife depresses the critic, lowers his spirits, clogs his areas of good will, and leaves his head jaliling with such, phrases like 'witless,' 'tasteless,' and 'below the level of the professional theatre' . . . 'What if a doctor had to bring his wife along when he performs an operation?' the producer will ask. 'Can't you set- her sitting their murmuring. 'Here's a nice suture, dear, and why don't you try this clamp!" Barbara Hutton continues starring in the cornball melo, "The Poor Little Rich Girl." She informed reporters the other day: "I'm too old now to care what I say to the press. Reporters used to frighten me and I said the wrong thing" . . . Then she said the wrong tiling: "It's most unfortunate that I can't travel with an enchanting young man without all this talk starting." Time magazine describes "the enchanting young man" as an unwealthy, aspiring novelist" . . . Following her third divorce Miss Hutton told the world: "I'll never marry again because you can't go on being a fool forever." Baron von' Cramm will prob'ly be her sixth Millon Bcrlc, who has inspired countless laughs, is enjoying one... His recent tv appearance resulted in numerous offers. Happily, he can afford to ignore them. He can earn more playing joynts . . . Irs an interview some time ago Berle explained his success secret: "Back in '25 Ted Healy took me aside and gave me some wonderful advice. It still goes perfectly lor any kid coming up in show business. It went this way: 'Milton, always: play to the public. Never mind playing to the theatrical crowd. Don't try to impress the trumpet player in the pit. Entertain the people and you'll get rich .and famous." "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs" has been collecting happy notice,; beyond Broadway's borders. It is directed by Elia Kazan, who has a remarkable batting average on the stage and'scrcen. Kazan, who was once an actor, lias the 'greatest respect for performers. His ability to orchestrate superior performances is probably best explained by Kazan: "All that matters is the actor. That little human being you want to get aU— that little- moisture in the girl's eye, the way she lifts her hand, or the funny kind of laugh she's got in her throat—that's what matters. And you never know how much of that you've caught until you see it. Sometimes you don't even know then." Rita Hayworth, who make* a hobby of collecting husbands, will soon have her fifth. Her most tumultuous marriage was with Orson Welles. Their merger foiled for (he darndest reason: Orson refused to stay home nights with Rita. Welles must have adored her at one time, however. During the early days of their marriage, he directed her in a flicker. During (he film-making, a camera-man shouted: "Miss Hayworth is swealing." At-which Welles thundered: "Horses s'«'cat, other people perspire, but Miss. Hayworth glows'." History is the composite of numerous biographies. Consequently, it is subject to all the whims and drama of human life ... A young scientist's wife and child were killed during the Russian revolution. He managed to escape to England and became knowr. as a bitter anti- Communist. In 1935, the scientist returned to Russia — and never came back ... He is professor Ka- pitsa. the man most responsible for gn-ing the Communists the lead in the space-race. He is a supposedly intelligent man who aided the barbaric forces that murdered his wife and child. How car. 1 you explain it? The Upstate Mob Meeting has resulted in a torrent of deductions in dailies. Of course, the truth is that everybody is guessing. The most sensible comment about the hoodlum huddle was made by a New York police official: "One thing you -can be sure of—those characters weren't meeting to start a Red Cross chapter." HUBERT © 1937, King Futures Synjiote, Inc., Woad rijlitt KKivtd. "Oh, the salary isn't important, M long as there's plenty «f it."

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