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Logansport, Indiana
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Friday, December 6, 1957
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THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE PROGRAM FOR LOGANSPOfU 1. An AdsquaU Civic Center 1. An Adequate Sewage Dupoiol SyslflB 3. Suffiicont Parking Facilititi FROM OTHER PAPERS— Some Hitchhikers Are Murderers When are automobile drivers going to learn that it is dangerous to pick up hitchhikers? • • There are numerous cases of murder, brutal beatings, and robberies in which hitchhikers have made victims of the unsuspecting motorists who stopped to give strangers a lift. The latest case is of a Chicago man driving from Terre Haute to Crawfordsville. He picked up two younger men and as they approached Crawfordsville one of the hitchhikers pretended he was ill. When the driver halted. his car he was hit on the head and knifed in a murder attempt. The assailants drove away in the stolen car while the victim found his way to A telephone to report the attack and get hospital attention for his injuries. Fortunately in this case the man was not killed as one of the strangers had threatened, and the hitchhikers were arrested after wrecking the stolen car. Drivers who take strangers into their cars on the road are flirting with possible loss of their lives. They show very poor judgment in face of a national record of many slayings of motorists picking up hitchhikers. It is time for motorists to stop this method of murder by refusing roadside appeals. (Richmond Palladium-Item) Excessive Speed Still Illegal The Indiana state police superintendent, Harold W. Zeis, says he is "puzzled and concerned" because of an Indiana Supreme Court decision in a case growing out of a fatal accident. The high court judges were ruling in a civil case, not a criminal code action, when they went on record to the effect that evidence of excessive speed was not ground for payment of damages to a survivor of a passenger killed in a traffic accident. In a lower court a state trooper had testified the damage indicated that the car was traveling "more than 65 miles an hour." A witness who had seen that car shortly before it collided with a truck estimated the speed at 75 to 80. The state supreme court was most impressed by lack of evidence in the record that the car driver "had knowl^ edge that a truck was approaching from the other side of a hill or that he realized that injury would result from the speed at which he was traveling." " This, of course, conflicts with the fact that speed is the major killer in traffic accidents and the fact that drivers who exceed the legal limit of 65 on highways in the state should know that they are incurring serious risks. ... As this decision, however, applies only in a damage suit, a civil action, it Blight not handicap the state police and others trying to enforce the legal speed limits in Indiana. ' Violators of the speed law are still subject to arrest and statutory penalties. If any Indiana drivers get the notion that this state supreme court decision practically nullifies the legal speed limits they will be silly. .- The statutory speed limits are still in full effect. Drivers who ignore them will .be inviting accidents for which they can be held responsible in the courts—if they aren't killed. (South Bend Tribune) IN THE PAST One Year Ago ' • E.L. Malone, 2317 North street, was appoint^d commercial manager of th<; Logansport division of the General Telephone company. '.• Mr. and Mrs. William A. Crook, ffi Burlington,. Celebrated their golden weddinj anniversary. A son was born at Memorial hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Donald James, 126 Western avenue. Logansport high school's basketball team lost to Muncie, 78-45. Ten Years Ago Elvin Baker, of 28 PoUar.3 street, suffered foot injuries when he -fell from a ladder while putting up Christmas decorations in the 500 block of East Broadway. Mrs. Ada Arnold. Cass county recorder, was elected treasurer of the Indiana Recorders Association. Logansport high school defeated Frankfort 3728 in the first conference garm; of the season. Twentv Years Aao The Rev. George Gilpin, :!5, was killed instantly in an auto crash near Indianapolis. He was pastor of the Burnottsville and Roekfield Christian churches. A daughter was born at CESS county hospital to .Mr. and Mrs. Donald Grube, 221& Seven-" tecntn street. Logansport Mgrt school losl to Marion, 18-15. Mrs. Nancy Elmerick, 80, died at the home of her daughter in Galveston after a week's illness. Fifty Years County commissioners approved the construction of a 19-foot wide gravel road between Raymer and .Blue Ball on rural i-oute 17. • County commissioners' notitied saloon operators that no licenses would be issued to saloon men who did not obey the l.iw. Fire that started in a clothes closet damaged Hie home of R. N. Sauers, 501) Sycamore street. Drew Pearson's MERRY-GO-ROUND PILGRIM'S PROGRESS Friday Evening, December 6, 1957. Drew Pearson says: .Goodwin Knight is a lonely man; Cover- nor of California shamed, though administration honest; Big-money boys favored Nixon-arranged deal for Knowland as next California governor. LOS ANGELES — J. Goodwin Knight, governor of California, paced the floor of the ancient, gabled executive mansion in Sacramento. His fistSE were clenched. I His expression! was not happy. "I cleaned upl the Samish Liquor License scan-| <lals," he toldl friends who sail watching his tensel pacing. "I clean-I eel up the Gusl Johnson banking! mess. There hasn't been one taint of scandal or dishonesty connected with my administration. Yet they won't give me a second term. "I kept peace between labor and management," he continued. "But they won't give me a second term. "True, I haven't got water for "em. But only God can give us water, and short of God I did my best. I'm ready to call a special session of the legislature tomorrow to consider water. There isn't a thing I haven't done for the state and people of California. But they won't give me a second term." The governor of California is a lonely man these days. He is also a sad and shamed man. What he said is true. He has conducted an honest administration. He has been a good governor. And the manner in which they deprived him of a second term goes to the roots of the worst influence in American politics today —money. It's the fact that a few wealthy men can pick who runs for governor or the Senate in many states of the union. Goody Knight a few months ago was bubbling over with enthusiasm. His political future was bright. lie was married to a new, lovely wife, a great joy and asset. They were a great team, . politically and personally. They even did parlor tricks to en* tertain their friends. Since the age of 19 Goody's great ambition had been to be governor of California. He had been a good governor. Ye; .he couldn't be governor any mare. The big bankers, the big-money boys he had courted on for campaign funds had shut off his water. They favored the Nixon-arranged deal to make Senator Knowland the next governor of California. Johnson Bent Bosses Forty years before, another Governor of California had paced the floor of the same ancient, gabled executive mansion in Sacramento. He was Hiram Johnson, and Hie too had been challenged by the big-money boys of California. They then operated • under the name of "The Southern Pacific Machine" and they too decreed •who should sit in the Governor's mansion in Sacramento. They opposed Hiram Johnson but, unlike Goody Knight, Hiram refused to bow. He accepted the challenge and with the help of William Randolph Hearst routed the big-money bosses. That, victory helped to bring about the direct primary, by which political candidates -were nominated by direct vote of the people, not by a few men sitting in banks or railroad offices or s-mo-ke- filled rooms. Senate Unseated Varc Thirty years before, in 1927, another prominent Republican fought the party bosses, this time in the Senate, and this time in Pennsylvania, not California. He was George Wharton Pepper, noted Philadelphia lawyer, who battled against William Vare, GOP boss of Philadelphia, for a seat in the U. S. Senate. . ' ' By this time the direct primary was in operation. Vare, sitting in a smoke-filled room, could not'pick himself for the Senate. .But he could spend the money to influence or buy his seat in the .Senate. Ha spent plenty. Some people estimated it at around $200,000. Vare won. But public opinion revolted. They recognized this as a flagrant violation of the direct primary. The party boss who couldn't pick himself for the Senate had bought himself into the Senate. And the Senate, refusing to have its sea's bought and bartered, voted 5B to 22 to bar Vare from taking his seat. That was an era when big money tried but could not defeat the direct primary. In the same era Frank Smith of Illinois, who spent S100.000 on his primary, and Truman H. Newberry of Michigan, both Republicans, were cither barred or kicked out of the Senate lor excessive expenditures. Gov. Goody Knight, arriving in Washington to formally announce his bow to the big-money bosses, registered at the same hotel on •the same night wkh George Wharton Pepper, gnarled, frail, and 90. He came to Washington to receive a tribute from old friends. Bent in body but not in spirit, he had been defeated by the bosses, but never bawed to them. Goody Knight called at the White House that (lay, conferred with Nixon and bowed. He bowed out of the race for governor of California. On the surface he may have been right. He knew that a million dollars had been spent in the last campaign to elect Knowland to the Seriate, and that Knowland would have at least a million to back him for governor. He knew that the public, once indignant over $200,000 spent by Vare in Pennsylvania and $100,000 spent by Smith in Illinois, now didn't bat an eye at $1,000,000 spent in a California primary. He knew the public had lost its sense of moral indignation. He also knew that Bill Keck of Superior Oil, who put up the $2,000 to try to bribe Sen. Francis Case of South Dakota never was prosecuted, though his henchmen were. Keck has been one of the heaviest contributors in California primaries. So have other oil operators. He knew that Sen. Lyndon Johnson had kept the clean election bill carefully pigeonholed in the Senate. He might have remembered that Hiram Johnson bucked the bosses and won. He might also have remembered how Harry Truman in 1948 bucked the bankers and the big-money boys and also won. But if he did he didn't follow their example. Governor Knight bowed out. In so doing he may have done the American public a service. He may have awakened them to the fact that the direct primary, as an instrument of thwarting the bosses, is now as dead as a dodo. There are about 277,658 persons gainfully employed in the Columbus, Ohio, area. LAFF-A-DAY Angelo Patri Fears Can Most Parents OK Teachers Be Overcome Of Today By Kindness Fear is a protective instinct. We fear anything likely to hurt us in any way and avoid it. Fear is a warning of danger and therefore a most useful feeling indeed. Little ^children, so young and inexperienced in life's ways, are likely to be afraid of many harmless •things, creatures of the field and forest, and people. This is a trouble to them and to those who care for them so we try to erase such (fears' by building confidence in the child's mind concerning them. Because grownup people have long lost such fear they are easily annoyed by display of it in the children. "What's the matter with you? The dog won't hurt you. tHere. Pat him!" That will not serve here, Fear cannot be forced away. It has to be erased gently, by slow degrees lest another and a worse one takes its place. There arc young children under five who shrink from touching any animal. Sometimes they are even •afraid to touch fur on their mothers' coats. They need to be shown how harmless the pets are, how soft and gentle to the touch is their coats. But they must not •be forced to put their hands on what they are shrinking from. The adult who is trying to get the •child to believe him must first win his trust and that cannot be done •by force. H the child's experiences with the adult who is trying to get him •over such a fear has been happy •he will Hie sooner take his word •that the thing will not harm him. Even then he will timidly, put out a tentative feeler just to make sure. Encouraged by the older person who touches the pet or the thing that bothers the child, he will by and by not always at the first trial become braver and finally overcome the fear and forget it. If early fears are not treated understandingly and the child is threatened, ridiculed and forced to touch the dreaded thing fear is likely to beset him for. some time to come. This could be serious. Fear of the dark bothers some children. Deal ger.tly with it and leave a light, a soft one, in his room. Or, better yet if he will accept it, have a light close to his hand that he can switch on and off at will. This gives him a feeling .of'power over'the dark that threatens him and builds bis confidence. Too, he feels that his mother and father'really'care about his troubles and want to help him and that strengthens his trust in them an& in all other experiences with people and things. H such childhood fears linger Jong after they should have faded it is wise to consult the pediatrician. Such a child needs expert help. BLOOMDKJTON (UP) — Two- thirds of 1,181 Hoosier parents o£ public school pupils said in a survey they believe that today's teachers are better than those o£ their own school-days. The parents, all from Spencer, Indianapolis and Bloomington, made known their opinions in a survey conducted by Prof. John K. Molds tad of the Indiana University Audio-Visual Center and Donald Auster, now a sociology instructor in St. Lawrence Coilege, Canton, N.Y. The survey was reported in the Journal of Educational Sociology published at New York University. The survey was made in connection with a series of four television shows about the challenges and opportunities in the teaching profession presented by the Audio- Visual Center and the Indiana State Teachers Association. The parents indicated they felt the major problems in the schools today are in the following order: Classroom shortage, teacher shortage and teacher underpayment. They placed lower on the scale lack of stress of fundamentals, and discipline. The authors said the results of the survey indicate that perhaps educators should spend less time defending their teaching methods and more on promoting recruits, particularly men, for the teaching profession. QUOTES FROM NEWS By UNITED PRESS ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The National Council of Churches in a resolution calling on Christians to work harder for peace: "In this faith, we welcome such new potentialities as may enhance human life under God and we rededicate ourselves to work with him in changing those things which threaten destruction of human life and its highest values." CHICAGO — Television star Arthur Godfrey after being irked by a cattle agent who twice upped his price 25 cents a pound at the auctioning of the world's champion steer: "Who is that Iwo-bit man? We've been fooling around long enough. I'm going to give you $30" a pound. It is hard lo keep convalescent children quiet without spoiling them. Dr. Patri's leaflet P-17, "Convalescent Children," includes ideas for games and cutouts to cn- tcrtain them. To obtain a copy, send 10 cents in coin to him, in care of this paper, P. O .Box 9D, Station G. New York 19, N'. Y. .. (Released by The Beil Syndicate, Inc.) HAMPTON, Va.— Squadron. Commander Maj. Jerry Hogue on Lt. Wilbert.L. Messmaker, who ignored Hogue's order to bail out o£ his flaming jet until the plane had passed, over the metropolitan area: "Had he bailed out when I first notified him .he was on fire, he would be alive right now." CHANDLER, Ariz.— Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Thomas B. White at a super-secret meeting of military and scientific leaders discussing limited warfare: "In te light of continuing tension throughout the world, the means of defending against Soviet aggression in less than all-out war are of prime importance." T ~ © 1957, King Features SyndTratcTlnc.', wCldrighJ^e'd.'''^ "I'm sorry ... you have the wrong number, ^*""-*'*«"*'"f« n Call ma PHAROS-TRIUNE I>nlly (except Sn,tnrclnyn, Snndaya and Holiday*) 35e per ireek rtnlly anil humiay liy car r lcr», $1S.£0 per year. By mull on rural route* In CUKH, Cm-roll, White, I'lilankl, Fulton anil Mlnml countleil, $10.00 per year; outside trailing area and within Indiana, JHl.Ofl per yenri oiit.ilde Iii- dlmiii, S1S.OO |ier year. All mnll xubMcriptlonn paynble In advance. No mall niihacrluttnmi Hold where carrier lervlce 1* maintained. Reporter cKtnbllnhed Iflfl T14 Plmron edtabllKhcd Trlhune t>Nt»bIl*ilie(l <D^b^^flatL> ^^^^^^^3 Journal cNtuhllMlicd PiiliUnlied daily except Saturday and holiday* by PliaroK-Trlbuno Co., Inc., KIT IBaat Broadway, LoKaiiaport, Inillnnn. Entered nit iieconil cl!\nn matter nt th« poit ofllc* at Locaniport. Ind., under the net ot March tf, 1870. HEiMlJER AUHIT BCRBAV OF CIROTJ1.ATIONS AND UNITED PILESJ National Advertising Repre»entatlT«» Inland Ncwflpaper Bcprenentatlve* Moscow Radio Major Weapon for Communists WASHINGTON (UP'—How effective is Radio Moscow's propaganda war against the United States? Do people ,eally believe the lies that the voice of the Kremlin tells about us? Since there are few public opinion polls in the undeveloped countries where the propaganda war is most fiercely waged, no one can give a precise, statistical answer to these questions. But one thoughtful American official suggested this answer: "Suppose that you are a very rich man who lives in a community where everyone else is pretty hard up. You try to make friends with the neighbors, and you keep doing favors for them. But there's a gossipy woman down the block who spends all her time peddling vicious tales about you. "Some of the neighbors would have sense enough to ignore her. Others, who hate you anyway, would believe everything she says. A lot of them would realize she was exaggerating but would fig'.ire there must be some truth to what she says about you." The United States is the rich man of the modern world. Radio Moscow is the gossipy woman. When we send economic aid to a ,\truggh'ng country, Radio Moscow distorts our motives. When we have a racial incident, it gleefully reports and grossly exaggerates, the facts. And sometimes it makes up a story out of whole cloth, such as the claim that we were prodding Turkey to "attack" Syria. Some of 1 our international neighbors—for example, most of the countries of Western Europe and Latin America—pay little heed to the shrill old woman of Pushkin Square. The principal role of Radio Moscow in these areas is to deliver the party line to listeners who are already Communists or strongly pro-Soviet in their views. At the other extreme arc countries like Egypt and Syria, where popular feeling against America is so strong that Radio Moscow's wildest charges find ready reception. la between arc the "uncommitted" million of other Middle East countries, Asia and Africa. Radio Moscow may not be able to convince them altogether that America is a warmongering imperialist power. But h can plant doubts and suspicions, and a great deal o£ misinformation, in. their minds. American officials say that Ra- dio Moscow is currently gelling in its most telling blows in !he Middle East, where its attacks on America are reinforced, and often surpassed, by diatribes from Cairo Radio. In an effort to counter this round-the-clock assault on the Mid- east mind the Voice of America has stepped up its own short wave broadcasts to that area. Counting repeats, it now beams about 12'.; hours a week of American news and commentary '.o nations of the Middle East. Radio Moscow directs 192 hours of broadcast time to the Middle East. In general, however, the Voice of America does not concentrate on the "uncommitted" areas in the way lhat Radio Moscow docs. Three-fourths of the Voice's daily output is directed behinu the Iron Curtain to Russia. Hcd China and the Eastern European satellites. The remaining one-fourth is divided up among other naiions in a complicated schedule lhat allows, for example, one hour a day in Indonesian (compared with 10'A hours from Radio Moscow). Truth Will Win To combat jamming, the Voice uses 85 different transmitters scattered around the world. Among them arc three million-watt stations—in Germany, the Philippines and Okinawa—these are (he worlds most powerful broadcasting facilities. The voice relies on "straight, factual reporting of '.he news" to counter Radio Moscow's standard mixture of truth, half-tru'.h and deliberate lie. It reports fully on foreign policy statements by the President and secretary of s'.atc— but it also repor'.s criticism of these policies by members of Congress or other Americans. The problem of how to report attacks on government policy never arises in Radio Moscow. American officials say that the necessity of sticking to the truth and reporting both sides of national controversies is not as great a handicap to the Voice as it may seem. "Peop?e around the world are fed up with propaganda," said one official. "Over the long haul, Ihe broadcasting service which has the greatest impact will be Ihe one that most people believe. And credibility is something you acquire only by lelling the Inilh, even the painful truth, consistently over a long period of time." Line Forms to Right For Seat in U. S. Senate INDIANAPOLIS (UP)—Lt. Governor Crawford Parker indicated today Governor Handley's efforts to persuade Sen. William E. Jenner to change his mind and seek re-election next year probably will fall on deaf ears. However, he speculated "Ihe woods probably will be full" of, candidates and said he personally has heard of at least two of them —Roy Amos and Kenneth King. In addition, Marion County Circuit Judge .John L. Niblack said he is "willing" to run for Jenner's job if he can do so "without beating my head against a stone wall." "I don't think anybody would rather see Bill change his mind than I would," said Parker upon Jiis return from Ihe International Livestock Exposition in Chicago. "But I think Bill has made up his mind." Asked by newsmen if he thought Handley would run for Senator, Parker replied, "that's like asking me if I am going lo be alive tomorrow." Parker said he felt Handley wants some lime to make up his mind. Handley told newsmen Wednesday a decision by.himself: and Jenner should be made next March or April. Handley was noncommilal about his plans, but Parker said he thought the governor "left Ihe door open, but I don't think he's > made up his mind." Parker, a close political ally of Handley, said the governor has not told him personally what he intends to do. As for himself, Parker said he definitely will not run for the Senate and will not submit to a draft. "By the grapevine," Parker said the name of Amos, former Indiana American Legion Commander from Goshen, was mentioned as a possible candidate. He also said King, Noble Circuit Judge, wrote Jenner saying he would be a candidate for nomination. Parker said, he received a copy of King's Idler. "The woods probably will be full of them (candidalcs) from now on." quipped Parker. .Tenner announced last Saturday lie will not be a candidate lor renominalion next yea-. Niblack, former menber of the House o f!.he Indiana Legislature, served five years as a Marion Municipal Court judge by appointment, three terms as Marion Superior Court judge \>y election, and is in his first term as Marion Circuit Court judge. Xiblack said he hopes to win the support of llth District Republican chairman H. Dale Brown and other organization leaders. Seeking Women for U. S. WAC Band Young women wilh musical talents may have an opportunity lo audition for the WAC Band by enlisting in the Woircn's Army Corps, according to M-Sgl Frank Checves U. S. Army Recruiter at 308 East Broadway Lo.;ansport, Indiana. To audition for !;ie band, a young woman must first qualify as an enlistee in the Women's Army Corps. Upon acc;ptance, she then will undergo eight weeks of preliminary training at Ihe WAC Center, Fort McClellan, Alabama. During this period she: may apply ifor an audition. If llv> audilion is successful, she may be assigned directly to the band upon completion of ba;Jc training. HUBERT © 1957, King features SynJicitc, Inc., World rijhn reserved. "Oh, good! Your mother found a waiter!"

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