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Logansport, Indiana
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Thursday, December 5, 1957
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THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE PROGRAM *0* LOCANSRORT 1. An Adequate Civic C*nti> 1. An Adiquctl* S*wag* Dupoial System ». fuffiinnt Parkins l : aciliti.. Do We Remember? On Dec. 7, 1941, the Japanese struck at Pearl Harbor. As the first astonishing reports of this treachery reached the mainland, millions of Americans, vowed that they would never forget Pearl Har' bor. That was 16 years ago this Saturday. In a sense we still remember. We honor the brave men who died at Pearl Harbor. But do we remember the lesson of Pearl Harbor, the deep arid abiding debt we owe those who paid the price for our years of indifference to the responsibili-. ..ties that were ours in a world threatened -by evil men? •-' In an era when isolationism is impos- .Bible, we bear the burdens of our world leadership with some distaste. We com. plain because we must pay heavy taxes to support national defense and keep friendly governments in power. As the ^result of our attitude our defense effort has lagged to the point where there is serious doubt as to whether we are keep- ling pace with the Russians. The men who died at Pearl Harbor and in the terrible battles that followed •it were buying time for us, time that was .to be used to build a better world. In a sense the time that we have is not ours; it has been loaned to us for a noble pur- V.pose. Are we living up to that purpose or • do we intend to default on our debt? • We will honor the dead with ceremonies on December 7. But we cannot honor them if we forget why they died—if we ever permit our young men to be placed :again in a position where they must die "for our indifference. As Others See Us Most visitors from abroad seem to re•turn home with a yen to tell everyone their "impressions" of the United States. Some of them get into print. The latest of these comes from the pen of Aneurin Bevan, that controversial British political .figure who will be foreign secretary if the.Labor party returns to power. ••• Bevan thinks we are "open, warmhearted, generous and infinitely hospit- ..able." Having thus observed the ameni- .ties, he lets go with the haymaker that in the United States he found "a desper- . ate feverishness, with no sense of direc- , lion, and certainly with no conception of -social design." Bevan's^view of our soci- .ety holds that "the frame is more magnificent and glittering than ever, but the picture inside is shallow, unrewarding and in places even tawdry." That's Bevan's view. We can either 'smother it in a tide of resentment and 1 scorn, or we can take the wiser course of '^reflecting on it a bit. It might be well to 'remember that there is real wisdom in VRobert Burns' cry, "Oh wad some 1 power JJhe giftie gie us to see oursels as others "•see us!" IN THE PAST ; One Year Ago •• A committee of 13 downtown merchants ask- t'ed the city to provide more off-street parking •facilities and to improve the condition of city . etreets. The third annual auto show began at the Na- ;lional Guard Armory. ;' The city board of heallh reported that 64 ba- Vbies had been born in Logansport during Novem- 1 her. ,'. Oscar J. Parker, 710 Thirteenth street, died at the age of 81. Ten Years Ago " Austin L. Martin, 21, of 625% Twelfth street, -«nd Charles R. James, 22, of 1322 Canty street, .enlisted in the Army. Mary Schmittcr, Delphi, was married to Ray- 'mond Busald, Rushville, at Delphi. The annual Christmas Seal campaign had received contributions of $1,545 toward the goal oJ $6,200. Charles Gilbert Witla, 71, of 519 Berkley street, (iied at Memorial hospital. He was a retired railway mail clerk. ;, Twenty Years Ago The city police department planned to put "their new radio station into operation as soon as . they received a license from the Federal Communications Commission. Albert E. Veale, Leonard Wecht and H. M. ..Newcomb retired from the Pennsylvania Rail. road. They had a total of 123 years of service. ; The Rev. John .Rosenberger, 82, received a fractured hip in a fall on the ice near his home '-In Flora. ; _ Wilbur A. Baldwin, of Kewanna, died at the -age of 69. Fifty Years Ago City school superintendent A. H. Douglass • banned siiowball fighting because too many 'youngsters were putting stones in the center of the snowballs. Warren Ferguson, secretary of the Logansport Industrial Association, resigned and moved to Iowa. A new water softening plant was installed at Ht* Logansport State hospital. .' Dr. F. W. Yarbro, a local dentist, died at th» «ge of 82. Thursday Evening, December 5, 1957. Drew Pearson's MERRY-GO-ROUND MOSCOW MERRY-GO-ROUND Drew J'earson says: Why scientist leave government service and U.S. lafis behind Russia in , science: Condon, pioneer on missile nose cones, quit subsequent to Nixon's probe of his activities; Nixon's tactics in California recalled as forerunner of McCarthyism. LOS ANGEiLES — One of the most important parts of our missile development is the nose cone. It must be strong enough to withstand a speed of several thousand miles an hour, yet light enough not to bog down the missile. In the latter part of 1954, the man who did the pioneer work on missile noses, Dr. Edward U. Condon, drove from Corning. N. Y., to Washington inl Jiis station wagor.1 to deliver a new! nose cone to the I Xavy. The Navy,! however, refused! to accept it. It had called inl Dr. Condon and! asked him to pu'I his inventive ge [ nius to work de vising tlie newl missile nose. iT needed the nose' badly. But now it refused to accept it.'. Behind this paradoxical potion vivas one of the most shameful •chains of events in United. States government. It illustrates why scientists were driven out of government and why the U.S.A. is so tragically behind Russia in science. What happened was that Richard Nixon, as Congressman from California and member of the un-American activities committee, had staged an investigation of Dr. Condon in 1047-48, when Condon was director of the Bureau of Standards in Washington. There was no accusation 'iiat Condon was a member of the Communist party, only that his wife was gossipy, that they had attended a Yugoslav cocktail party, that he was guilty . by association. Sped H-Bomb Development Condon was one of the best men ever to head the Bureau of Standards, was credited by Dr. Edward Teller vvith shortening development of the H- bomb by one year. Yet Nixon, sitting on the powerful un-Ameri6an activities committee, investigated every sentence he ever uttered, checked on every important person he'd ever talked to. Averell Harriman. then Secretary of Commerce and Condon's boss, defended him. Condon was cleared. But eventually, tired of being hit over the head by Nixon's investigation, he, like so many other scientists, decided to get out of government. He went to work for Corning Glass at Corning, N. Y. To work for Corning, however, he had to clear another loyalty investigation, . since Corning was .Handling government contracts. This was extremely thorough. 'Because of Nixon's earlier charges, the Eastern Regional Security Board took from July 1953 to 1954 to act, at which time it completely clearneci Dr. Condon. It was in July 1954, after he was cleared, that the Navy asked him to go to work on the badly needed nose cone lor missies. And it was in October 1954 that the Navy refused to accept it. Thomas Htart Navy Program • ' In between, here is what had happened. The same Nixon, now Vice President and campaigning in Montami for Republican candidates in the 1954 election, learned on October 19 that Dr. Condon had been given a final security clearance. He picked up the phono and called Washington.- Two days' later, October 21, Secretary of the Navy Charles Thomas removed Condon's security clearance. The record on Condon was one foot high iincl weighed 10 pounds. It had taken a Loyally Board of Experts one year to study the record. But the Secretary of the Navy, after word from Nixon, acted in an hour. He could not possibly have studied the record. In thus f.cting, he not only drove another valuable scientist away from a government project, but he hurt his own missle program. For Thomas's subordinates, a day or two later, refused to ac- cept the missle nose cone which Dr. • Condon had rushed to completion and driven to Washington in his station wagon.' Condon argued with the Navy that he already knew the secret oi the missle nose cone, since he Jiimself had developed it. You can't put the egg back into the chicken, he said. It made no difference . Condon's security clearance had been removed, Blanks to Nixon, and the Navy refused to accept the nose cone. Dr. Condon drove it ijack to Corning, N. Y. Three weeks later, the Navy called Condon, sheepishly said •they would take the missle nose cone, after all. As developed by Condon, the cones are now the basis for our present-day missiles. Later, however, the Air Force blacklisted Corning Glass because Dr. Condon had no security clearance, and, ralher than handicap 'his firm, he resigned. His boss, staunch Republican Amory Houghton, now made Ambassador to Paris -. by President Eisenhower, thought so highly of Condon that he put up $100,000 for his independent research. But Dr. Condon still is lost to government—thanks to the political terrorism of Vice President Nixon. Nixon even made a speech in the 1854 campaign boasting how he 'had forced Condon's security clearance to be revoked. Start of "McCarthyism" Nixon's role as a witch-hunter has been forgotten by many, and he, probably more than any other, would like to forget it. But here in California, his tactics against Democratic Congressman Jerry Voorhis of Pasadena are remembered as the first beginning of McCarthyism. This was in 1946, four years before McCarthy made his first charge of 205 card-carrying ,Communists in the State Department. Nixon smeared Voorhis as a pro- Communist and won. He found it' worked so well that he used the same smear on Congresswoman Helen Gahagan Douglas and defeated her for the Senate in 1950. Joe McCarthy came out to help Nixon's campaign, watched the technique and a few months later applied Nixon's tactics on a nation-wide basis. It will take American science many years to catch up "from the defeats suffered' at the. hands of Nix-on and McCarthy. Angelo Potri TB Clinic ODD TIME WORCESTER, Mass. — Making a routine visit to a vacant house,' Patrolman Frank L. Birch found on '.he floor a letter addressed to ihis late father, William, who died in 1926. The letter concerned an organization of which Birch'« father was recording secretary. LAFF-A-DAY Teach Child On Friday To Accept Life's Bumps Life is not always kind, it does not always ease the wind to the shorn lamb, so it is better to teach children of all ages that they must accepts bumps as they come and get over them as quickly as may be and forget them. Forgetting the bump is as im. portant as its lesson. A little child just getting on his feet falls, bump! For an instant he is wide-eyed with surprise, looks to his mother to see what she thinks of this situation. That is her cue to call cheerily, "Up-see, that-a-boy," and praise him when he gets, up by himself and tries again. Only when there is indication of hurt is he helped up and sympathized with, the hurt kissed away. It is a mistake to whack "the old table," that bumped the baby.. The baby has to learn that the bumpings are under .his control mot the table's and the sooner, the better. This holds good for all the •children frorn baby up. They will meet disappointment. They will be let down by a friend. The weather will not regard their plans £>r a Jioliday nor will the older people at times. All this they must learn to take in their stride lest they grow up to be complaining lean- ers all the days of their lives. All grownup people are inclined to help the children who seem to be having a hard time. The algebra problem Is so hard. The teacher didn't explain it. Well, not much anyway! Mother feels sorry for him and Dad is called into consultation which meaas Dad "does it." If the pupil knew that he would have to get over this •bump by himself he would be more likely to listen when that "old teacher" explained, and he would do better work, too. Sympathy is one thing. Understanding is another. Either one by itself is not helpful to the children, The two combined adds up to common sense and when that is used the children will get all' the help they need, all the sympathy and comfort they require while, at the same time, gather strength for daily living. : .There are times, of course, when children need direct help. A hurt •child must be attended to at once. A school pupil must have a quiet corner for study and reference hooks at hand. When a new project is undertaken a child needs help, advice, materials and the like. He may need to be started correctly. All necessary help must ba given but the teacher or parent must know where the line is drawn between necessity and, plain wanting help to save thinking and work. Strength comes by overcoming difficulties, not by having them overcome by someone else. Teach children to take their bumps cheerfully and try again. * * * Bashfulncss is a difficult childhood, trait. How to cope with this problem is explained by Dr. Patri in leaflet P-9, "The Bashful 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 The regular bi-monthly tuberculosis clinic will be held Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the office of the county nurse in the court, house. A clinician from the Irene Byron sanitarium in Fort Wayne will be present to read X-rays brought in by patients and to discuss his •analysis with each person. Mrs. Eileen 'Huston, county nurse, said -persons could receive requisitions from their family doctors to have X-rays taken for the clinic. With a special requisition the X-rays can be taken at either local hospital at a reduced cost, she said. QUOTES FROM NEWS CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Herschel Schooley, Defense Department information director, on the cancellation of the Vanguard firing: . "It was a disheartening thing for these crews which worked so hard to get the Vanguard firing tonight. It was a matter of getting out one bug after another." ATLANTIC "CITY — AFL-CIO 'President George Meany, saying the Teamsters Union can avoid expulsion only if James R. Hoffa quits his post as president-elect. "The entire question of the teamsters at the moment hangs on one man." CHICAGO—Mrs~Norah Hughes, on the results of her treatment for nervousness by a five-day hypnotic trance: "I don't shout at the children like I used to, and little things don't disturb me any more. I used to have what I. guess you'd call an inferiority complex. I'd worry about my appearance and clothes. Now I feel I'm just as good as anybody." NEW YORK—A ~ committee of the American Rocket Society in a statement asking the President to set up a program to put a man on the moon by 19S3: "It is the considered opinion of. the American Rocket Society that rather extensive flight through space is practicable, useful, and economically feasible in the immediate future." SYCAMORE, IlT — Mrs. Mike Radolph, mother of a 7-year - old girl believed kidnaped: b too frightnd to stay out all "She must be dead. She would be too frightened to stay out all night by herself." New Deputy U. S. Attorney General Named by Ike WASHINGTON (UPJ-JPresident Eisenhower today named Federal Judge Lawrence E. Walsh of the southern district of New York as . the new deputy attorney general. Walsh,' a 45-year-old Republican who has been on the federal bench since 1954, received a recess appointment to th vacancy caused by the elevation of William P. Rogers to attorney general. Rogers and Walsh conferred with the President early this morning. • ' • ' . The appointment, is subject to later Senate confirmation;.... "Helen, this is my boss, Mr. Peterson. Mr. Peterson, this is ray boas Helen." PHAROS-TRIBUNE Dully (except Saturday*, Snndaya anrt Holiday*) 35e per week dallr • and Similar by carrier*, »18.30 per year. By mnll on rural roiitei IB Calm, Carroll, White, Pnlaikl, Fulton and Mlnml eonntlei, flfl.OO per reari oiilKlUr trailing area and within Indiana; 911.00 per yeari outxlite In- dlnnii, flS.m per rear. All mall mihiicrfptloni payahle In advance. No mnll NiibHcrlptlonji imld where carrier icrvlce In,'maintained. v Itciiortcr cHtnlillKhcil 11)0 114 I'hmxox eatithllnhed PnhlUhed dally except Snturday and holldara by Pharoa-Trlbun* Co., Inc., KIT Bavt Droadway, LogMnnport, .Indiana. • Entered a« • Hecond cltiHM matter at the pnat office nt LoKaniiport, Tnd.. niider the.net', of Hlirch rf, 1878. - HEM13KR 'AUDIT BUREAU OF CIKCTOATIONS AND UNITED PKESf • PnAllOS-TIlIBUNE National AdvertiKlnc Representative! Inland lf*w»>an«r Benreacntntlvwi Walter Winchell Broadway and Elsewhere Man About Town Mrs. Dan Topping, estrangled mate of the N. Y. Yankee's landlord, and producer Joseph Fields' boy Ralph are swapping flu germs . . . Sonja Henie's at Dr's Hosp for alterations . . .Vcnctla Stevenson, who divorced her boy-husband re-l jects I'fcconcilia-l tion pleas. Says! she's become sourl ou all male s.f (She's 18.) . Aldo Ray's faccl is that, long (inl H'wood) because! fin a Louise must! King back to tht-| Srover Whalen, | Jr. (son of the I fJmed New Yorkciv and realty heiress Jo Ann Le Placa do their hand-holding at "21" . . .Victor Wearing, mate of Quiz Queen Vlvenne Nearing, confirmed the column's ,rccent spittuation comment by moving front, their Greenwich Village home to a B'klyn bachelor apl. . .Hear about the cheap wolf? Tries to get his cale skwifft on beer. gredier.ts of the Sputnik cocktail: Equal parts vodka and sour grape* plus a dash of bitters." The Madison Avenue ad agencies are breathlessly waiting for a new, perfected teevee rating system that insiders believe will make all rating services obsolete overnight ... It is instantaneous . .You can tell immediately liow many sets are tuned into your Client's program ... No decimal points ... No mylh-malics . . . No phone calls. . . .The gadget is a wire (courte'sy the 'local phone company) attached '.o at least GOO sets in New York Cily . . . And, of course, in as many cities as you order. ... This attachment flashes a light over the seven N. Y. channels—as each individual set is dialed on or off. American Electronics (on the slock ticker) has the gadget. Georgette Windsor, who married two millionaires, will be reunited with her 7-year-old Mexican son whom she last saw when he was a year and 3 months old. The Isle Manuel Reachi won the boy's custody 2 years, ago . . . Maude Chasen,. of. Hollywood's, famed Chasen, of Hollywood's famed lowing serious surgery . . .Desi-. Lucy celebrating their 17th wedding ann'y . . .Query: Is Pauline Fredericks, the newcaster, planning a merger with one of the McCall's brass? . . .Songstress Belhe Douglas married a State Dept. foreign attache a few weeks ego ... The Scott Shotts have a little shoot (a girl). Pop's Uie NBS legalite . . . Time mag's Sarah Winter and Carrollelot Sarah Winter and Carroll Davis of Tom Dcwey's law staff will be spulnik'd Jan. 4. Arthur Godfrey's sour comment about the McGuire Sisters' very pointed Italian-made shoes (the other teevee morning) had Italian shoe Importers in tears. They report "sales fell off immediately in 5th Ave. salons" . . . Roberta Sherwood now owns her home in Miami — part of which is called: "The Winchell Wing" . . . It's okay now to invite Vivian Blainc and Pinky Lee to the same poddy. They just hissed and made up after a large feud lasting six yrs. It started when they co-starred in TV's "These Two" . . . The gag . about "13 in a bed being unhicky" is in the film "Pal Joey" and Noel Coward's "N'ude With Violin." (Which came 1st? The chicken or the egg?) . . . The Slate Brothers' popular place jn H'wood features "Pat" Morrisscy's sinful songs and her unusual dcrricrc specialty. Inside the Communist Party: Red leaders from Penn., N. J., Delaware and Maryland will hold a "secret" conference (on labor matters) within these states on Jan, 5th, 1958 ... A top party member (once on the party's district board at Washington) told a group of comreds in the' Capital: "I am convinced the only way Communists can win in this country is through the shedding of blood"... N. Y. Communist. Party members hold a "secret" youlh convention at Brooklyn's Parkway Plaza on the night of Nov. 22nd. (Nyet, comrade?) . . . The Commies are making wiz us ziss joke: "The in- The ex-Mrs. Carlton Palmer (the incomparable Toni Johnson) is divorcing H. F. Ler.ning in • Palm Beach this week. He gave her a fabulous new home there as part of the $ettlemint . . . Cathy Carr, the singer, canceled her middle- aisle walk with Carl Koch practically at the altar . . . Dorothy Knapp, one of the most beautiful of the Earl Carroll "Vanities" girls, is decorating a jewelry counter at Magnin's. Los Angeles. She dwells with former movie star Anna Mae Wong . . . Society suspects the hot rumors are true: That the George Vanderbilts may decide things with legal fireworks . , . Very ill watchman Ardie Bulova and wife decided apart is belter. She's in a hotel under a nom de plume . . . The Tom Roddys i Roxanne of TV and the stage) broke all our hearts by going back to their home town, Minneapolis, away out there with all them cowboys and Indians. Boston socialite Eltin Bcntly, III is uh-lmh about Ingrid's daughter Pia . . . The Thomas Flemings arc parcnticlpating—about Christmas . . . She's the great-grand- ghlr of Woolworth, the 5 & 10 store founder . . . Anna Slcn (Imported by Samuel Goldwyn to challenge Garbo) came out of retirement to be leading lo.dy in this week's "Winchell Filc'Vshow . . . The new shop in the/Hotel Park- Sheraton (next door to where Mr. Anaslasin was ral-atat-tatted) features health foods . . . Broadway's largest s|H>t had exactly three customers at the bar and not n soul (at any table) for its second show a few midnights ago . . . Taxis may soon start charge account systems here . . . Wm. Sheldon, prexy of the film firm that just won a big censorship war In Chicago (over the movie "Game of Love"), isn't talking censorship with Swiss model Francine Brandt. Lanvin Prcxy Edouard Cournand advises milady to wear perfume on earlobes, the neck, the wrisis and behind the knees. (We don- gfiddel, either) . . . Wm. Symons (Vikki Dougan's ex I and wife Ricky (the Powers beaut) expect their miniature in Jan . . . Aly Khan got his kix at a joynt on 2nd (in News Item: "Tommy Manville for the gels-will-be-boys crowd . . . Gail Whitney of the solid-sold yo- yo set, is getting crank tellers rapping her fiance . . . Another first: One of the President's brilliant new speech-writing aides is a Negro . . . The latest big advance in cancer research was made with your donations to the Runyon Fund. See last Wednesday's N. Y. Times . . . Foncy- Meeting-You-Here Dept: Honey Merrill, eyeful with Jackie (Season around town, flew to Yurrop —where he seeks peace. News Item: "Tommy Manville divorced by 10th wife." (He loses more wives that way) . . . Tempus Fujils Dept: Patricia Peardon (she was little girl Fluffy in "Junior Miss") presented husband Richard Horner with a 2nd dghtr . . . Heads are toppling at RKO theatres. Many rips, too ... Lenore Lemmon is mending from major surgery in a Florence, Italy, hosp. Due back here Yuletime . . . ExCollier's ace Peter Maas is doing a book for Harper's on law- ver Edward Bennett Williams, who defended F. Coslello, J. Hoffa & Co. ... The Absinthe House crowd are convinced Franchot Tone and actress Dolores Dorn-Hcft are not secretly sealed as intimates thawt.. <Do!z nize, don't tight.) Add pick- me-ups: Tall glass, good slug cognac, dash rum with ice cold milk. (Milk???) . . . Ha, ha in Deni.se Darcel's biography memos: "Like all French women she is noted for lier cooking." DOG DAMAGE SUFF1ELD, Conn. — George Creelman had reason to wonder whether dog is man's best friend. Creelman was in a friendly wrestling match with a visitor when the former's collie attacked. Creelman had to pay $291 damages. © 19>7. King Ftamra S)ndicile. Inc. Woi'ld rights c«crTtJ. "Mother's NOT trying to be friendly—she wants you to notice her new teeth."

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