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THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE PROGRAM FOR LOGANSPOR1 1. An Adequate Civic Cwittr J. An Adequate S«wog» Diipow! iytttm 3. Suffiic.nl Parking Facilitin Commercial A-Power It is a safe guess that quite a few people who can remember the dates of battles that took place centuries ago would be stumped if asked what of significance Occurred on Dec. 2, 1942. It is a fair conclusion that the great event of that date has had, and will have, a more profound effect on the lives of those people than almost any battle they could name. On the second of December 15 years ago, self-sustaining nuclear fission was achieved in the world's pioneer reactor at the University of Chicago. That day has now been given added significance. For on Dec. 2,1957, the atomic furnace in the nation's first full-scale civilian nuclear power plant—at Shippingport, Pa., near Pittsburgh — was activated. Though the news did not make the front pages of many newspapers, this was an event of great import. A major strida has been taken toward our full entry into the age of atomic power. Before long, substantial amounts of electrical energy generated by the heat of atomic fission will be flowing into the Pittsburgh area. The Shippingport station will be the forerunner of many other such plants. Just when these plants will rise is something else again. Some experts in the field believe that this country is lagging badly in the development of nuclear power. They point to the fact that such power has been used commercially in Britain for some time now; they mention persistent reports that Russia is ahead-of us. This country's water power and great reserves of fossil fuels make the development of commercial atomic power less urgent than in numerous other nations. All- the same, the news from Shippingport should be read not only as a triumph of our technology, but as a reminder that we must push ahead in this important new field. Ban on Subliminals The three major television networks have banned the use of subliminal advertising. This is welcome news for everyone who likes to know what is being poured into his mind. Subliminal advertising involves flashing a brief message on the screen so rapidly that it does not register on one's conscious mind. It has its impact below the threshold of consciousness. Viewers receive the message, and accept it to at least a certain extent, without being aware that anything has happened. The whole idea of such advertising's distasteful. It takes on a sinister aspect when one considers what might be done with it by an unscrupulous politician. The TV networks should continue to bar the technique, certainly until regulatory law can be applied to it. IN THE PAST One Year Ago Paul Murphy, 29, a teacher at the Logansport high school, and his wife, Helen, 24, were killed in an auto accident near Fort Wayne. They lived at 1514 East Broadway. Bert W. 'Minnick, 118 Fifteenth street, passet! the state pharmacy examination and became a registered pharmiclst. The county Christmas Seal campaign reached the $4,000 mark in its drive for $6,200. Eugene M. Baker, 520 Bartlett street, joined the Navy for four years. Fred Miller, of route 1, city, died at ihe ago of 55. Ten Years Ago •Policemen had to direct traffic in the downtown area after a broken relay switch threw tlie traffic lights out of order. Harry Hess, 427 Montgomery street, retired from the Pennsylvania railroad after 42 years of service. The Henry Ware 1 farm, three miles east .of. Kewanna, was destroyed by fire. Burglaras broke into two Delphi firms anj escaped with $98. Mrs. Ethel laarver, 62, of 514 Tenth street, died at home after a short illness. Twenfy Years Ago. Irene Whitehead, 1800 East Market stree"., was appointed Cass county circuit court reporter by Judge John B. Smitht. F. H. Gillespie, Monticello high school principal, was elected chairman of the White Dis;- trict Boy Scout committee. A daughter was born at St. Joseph's hospital to Mr. and Mrs. John ( Moran, 2211 Nortth street. Fifty Years Ago Frank Reese, of Lucerne, lost bhe sight of one eye when he was struck by a piece of timber while at work. Northside residents circulated a petition •gainst building a new sewer in that district, claiming that none was needed. Mrs. R. W. Anderson, Seventh and High ftreets, suffered burns on the face and hands wb«* her gas stove exploded. Vtr*. Barabara Vernon, 50, wife of Thoroai Vwnon, died at her home in Royal Center. Drew Pearson'i MERRY-GO-ROUND Monday Evening, December 9, 1951. ROCKET KNOW-HOW Drew Pearson Says: Scientist who pioneered first meteors for U. S. A. now barred from working on them: Don Nixon, brother of VP, folds four restaurants. WASHINGTON. - The manner in which McCarthyism and Nixon- ism have barred key scientists from missle-satellile research is vividly illustrated} at the California! Institute of Tech-l noltigy, where Dr Fritz Zwicky, the| first man to at- 1 tempt an earth] satellite, is now! barred from all! government ie- : search. Dr. Zwicky is a| Swiss, is proud oi being a .Swiss,! wants to remain al Swiss. • But at the same time, he wants to help the United States and the free world, of which he is a part, get ahead in the missle •nice. He can't do it, however, under the security restrictions laid down by the Defense Department after McCarthy and Nixon started their scourge of scientists from the government. "During the war," explains Dr. Zwicky, "I signed up to fight with you. I didn't have to. Switzerland is supposed to be neutral. But I joined the U. S. Air Corps and served on General Hap Arnold's Scientific Board. •'After the /war I told the Air Corps that artificial meteors—or satellites—would be the next step in modern war. And on Dee. 17, 1946, we fired a V-2 rocket at the White Sands Proving Ground in New Mexico, carrying small meteors. "We couldn't drum up enough interest to carry on, though we could have got earth satellites into tne air if we had," said Dr. Zwicky. "Later, under the New Security Manual which the Air Force had to adopt. I was barred because I am Swiss. "I can go. to Washington and give them my ideas—which I do. But I can't stay to see if they are properly carried out." The Pentagon is working on Dr. Zwicky's ideas, but under the rules adopted at the time Nixon and McCarthy drove Dr. Robert Oppenheimer and Dr. Edward Ondon out of government, the Pentagon can't do any more than listen to Dr. Zwicky. He can't be permitted to do any actual work on a project. Nixon Restaurants Fail The restaurant business of vice president Nixon's brother Donald has fallen upon hard times. Its few remaining assets will be put on the auction block in Los Angeles today. After Richard Nixon became Senator from California, his brother Don branched out in the restaurant business. After his brother Richard, •became vice president of the United States, brother Don branched out even more. Up until a few weeks ago he operated four restaurants around the Los Angeles area, one of them located just opposite Disneyland. Apparently, however, it takes more than political glamor and the financial hacking of some of the vice president's political supporters to succeed in the Restaurant business. For Don Nixon now owes a total of $380,905.87. This includes $137,000 to creditors $7,168.29 to utilities, $14,000 for rent, and S222,- 000 in notes. On the other hand, Don Nixon has accumulated $87,000 in cash which he has kept in .trust to pay labor, taxes, and ihe preferred claims of creditors. Officials o£ the Credit Managers Association of Southern California, which'is handling liquidation of the Nixon restaurants, say that it is unusual for a failing business to be so conscientious in providing for labor and preferred claimants. The Nixon restaurant business actually branched out from the Nixon family store just outside Wbittier, Calif., where the vice president has always lived. It seemed to prosper with the vice president's political prosperity. His father had long operated a grocery store at Whittier, and shortly after young Ni;:on was elected to the House of Representatives, his father obtained a branch post office located inside the family store. Nixon secured this despite the fact that he is a Republican arid the Truman administration was then in power. The elder Nixon even became postmaster in charge of the branch office' in the family store. Brother Don Nixon next built a drive-in restaurant alongside the family store which has always boen successful. It alone of all the restaurants succeeded. However, it was sold recently for the benefit of creditors. The most disastrous Nixon restaurant was that opened in F'il- lerton in March 1957. It lost rmin- ey heavily. The Disneyland restaurant grossed $25,000 in July and $27,000 in August. Even so, losses o.n the Fullerton Restaurant were such that the entire Nixon restaurant chain had to close. Auctioned off today will be $.'10,000 worth of knives, forks, tables, and office equipment the last remains of an ambitious enterprise, backed by some of the same political backers who helped finance the vice president's campaign. 1 !. Vanguard Birth Pangs Allied diplomats, rooting on the sidelines for the United States in the missile-satellite race, have been wringing their hands over the advance publicity given to every ' Vanguard birth pang at Cape Canaveral. They say it's like having a microphone and television cameras in the delivery room as the heir apparent of England is born. It's believed that Russia made several trials and false starts before her first Suptnik was launched. But the outside world didn't know about them. The birth pangs took place in private. Stops and starts were inevitable \vith the first launching of an American Sputnik, so why use (Madison Avenue techniques, to publicize our errors, the diplomats ask. Furthermore, why publicize the launching of a S'A-pound baby anyway, when the Russians have already shot'a 180-pound baby into the sky, followed by a second, weighing half a ton. This is not the kind of advertising that helps strengthen II. S. prestige around the world at a time when it badly needs strengthening. Perhaps we need less Madison Avenue techniques on Pennsylvania Avenue. Angelo Potri MARINE ACQUITTED YOKOSUKA, Japan (OP) '— A special Navy-Marine'court martial today acquitted a Marine from Arkansas of charges of maltreating prisoners in the brig at. the Sasebo Naval Base, southern Japan, The court found Marine Pfc. Don B. Stansell, 21, Little Rock, Ark., innocent of the charge of striking three Navy prisoners in the. brig. LAFF-A-DAY 'Going Steady' Should Nol; Be Approved Marie, age 15, announce to her astonished parents that she and Roddy were going lo be' married that weekend so that he would lose no time from his job. Recovering from a moment of stunned •silence bo!h parents shouted, "No!" "But yes!" said Marie firmly, "This weekend. We've got it all set. Blooc test and everything." "You are too young to be married. You don't know what you are getting into. You don't know this boy. You must be out of your mind! "I do so know him. We've gone steady all year. Anyway there's nothing you can do about it because I am going to have a baby," Marie replied. Fifteen and going to be a moth-. 1 er with all a mother's responsibility and all of youth's irresponsibility, inexperience and ignorance. This is why experienced adults frown on children's notion of going steady. To begin with such association cheats the children of their youth. Youth was- given to them by a kindly Providence so that they might meet life gradually, taking on its experiences step by step under the guidance •and protection of their elders. Marriage demands a seasoned body 1 and an informed mind. It means bringing children into the world and carrying responsibility for them. This is no task for children and they should not be so much as thinking about taking it o.n. There are .girls who, in their early teens are attracted by older boys of 19 or 20. If the boy responds, and they go steady," the result can. be an early marriage and an early disillusionment. This is the time when parents should interfere and put a short firm stop on the steady Idea. Going steady is poor practice during the teen-age days, but when a young girl takes up with a young man it is likely, to be serious. Girls and boys in their adolescent years should meet each other, •have good times together, sharing their interests and tastes, their hopes and plans. This period in their lives is for preparation, not culmination of their maturity. It is the time granted them to learn about each other without any finality about their association, such as marriage. Both sides must be free to make friends with 'other boys 'and girls so that their knowledge of one another's ways is broadened. This association known as "playing the field," is an essential preparation for marriage. Without it the stage is set for trouble doubled. Unhappy home- life and responsibilities to great to be borne by youthful characters means divorce or separation and very likely, unhappy, little children. "Going steady" is not good practice for children. Better they spread their interests. Docs your child stammer? This Is a phase of Icnnrning to speak which some children go through. Dr. Patri explains how to overcome this hi his leaflet P-2, "Stammering." To obtain a copy, QUOTES FROM NEWS " By UNITED PRESS WASHINGTON— Vice President Richard M. Nixon on American ie- action to the failure of Ihe attempt to launch a test .satellite: "Let's get away from our weeping wails. We've got work to do. Let's get on with it like Americans." RICHMOND, Va, - Virgin ius Dabnny, president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors and editor of the Richmond Times- Dispatch, urging that last week's failure not cause a restriction of information on future satellite launching attempts: ' "It would seem also that more emphasis might have been given by our officials to the experimental and preliminary character of our attempted launching of: a grapefruit-sized ball." LONDON — George F. Kennan, former U.S. ambassador to Russia policy planner, on the present .situation, in' the Middle East: "Short of the entry of Soviet troops into this area, there is nothing that could happen there that would be worth the cost of a war." OLSO, Norway — Lester Pearson, Canada's external affairs minister until a recent change in government, asked if he would be interested in participating in the forthcoming NATO conference "No, I would not as a Canadian Adlai Stevenson." DARTFORD, England — The Rev. Peter Churton Collins, launching a campaign against Santa Claus in his Church of England parish magazine: "Go home, Santa. Go back to where you came from — the North Pole of the never never lan<:'.. We don't need Santa Claus. He is redundant. Christ alone makes Christmas." PARK FALLS, W:s. - Mrs. Ardeta Klein, who saw her home afire as she was returning from a tavern but could not reach it in time to save any of her eight children: "I'm sorry I didn't burn' up with the children. Clerk Receives New Hunting, Fishing Licenses for 1958 The new hunting and fishing licenses for 1958 were delivered to the Cass county clerk's office Fri. day by Conservation Officer Wil. liam Kerber, County Clerk Elizabeth Bieker said they are expect, ed io go on sale Dec. 16. She received 5,000 resident hunting, fishing and trapping licenses, green in color, which cost $2.50, and 2,500 resident female fishing licenses (blue), which cost |:l.50. There are 600 non-resident K-day fishing licenses (light green) costing $2.50 apiece, 200 annual nonresident fishing licenses (gold) costing $3.50; and five non-resident hunting, fishing and trapping li- censies (red) costing $16.00 apaece. semj 10 cents in coin to him, in cars of this paper, 'P. O. Box 99, Station G, New York 19, X Y. (Released by The Bell Syndicate, Inc.) © 1 )i7. King Fcjiiuci Syndicate, Inc., World lijhl! ratmi. "First of all, Mr. Penwick, you must stop living in the past!"- PHAROS-TWBUNE Dntlr <exc«pt Saturday*. Similar. «nd Bolldnr») 3Se per Trcck Anil? Bud Sunrtny by <mr r lcr», Slg.20 per yenr. Be mnll on rnriil routen In C»««, Cnrroll, White, Pnlnikl, Fulton and Minimi coiintlen, 910.00 per yenri milniilc trailing nren BUD within Indlniin, $11.00 per yonr) ou«*la> In- fUxnn, S1S.OO iier yenr. All mnll nubiicrljitioni pnynMe In ndvnnciu .No mull «lib>crlp<llon» «ol.l vrhere carrier ieivlc« 1* maintained: Reporter cNtilblJnhed 306 tl4 Phnro* rutnnlijiihed Tribune e»tubll*ned <E^^^^^K£> ^^gg^^^^sl Journal eMtublliwhed FolrlUhed dnlly except Saturday Hnd kolldtiy* Ily Phnron-Trlbline Co., Inc., KIT Enftt Broad-nay, Lojran«por1:, Indlnna. Entered'fur accond cliiNff mutter 1 lit the Bolt office at Log-n-iinport, lad., under the B'Ct of March i, 1879, MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS' AND UNITED P'lBSS PHAROS-TRIBUNE National Advi!rtl>lng RepreientatiTC* Inland N«fr>**ncr ReireieatatlYM Walter Winchell Broadway and Elsewhere Man Playing the Typewriter Actress Kim Stanley tells interviewers that "The Goddess" film is not about Marilyn Monroe, which we said it was . . .In the first place, says Miss Stanley, "Joan Cuneland, Marilyn's sister- in-law, is in it, sol if is hardly likely! that Joan woulrl appear in a so-[ called expose oil her brother's I wife" ... It isn't! an expose. It's! about MM . Steve Allen's par-l >dy of the "TcIlS ;he Truth" panel[ >rogram the otlier| night will long be remembered over at our house. Cary7.cc, clever, comical . . .Street corner Santas are thinner this season. One al Madison and 5-lth sports ait ivy League 4-bultoner mil Italian shoes yet . . . Jackie Gleason's filmed programs (The Honeymooners) are attracting better ratings •with the re-runs than when they premiered . . . The lowdown on why Sinatra didn't want to do his programs "live"—but on film . . . K'c has assigned the residual rights to his children—so they'd have scads of annuities . . . Now that's out ... The Sinatra-Bacall "ro- nnnce" is back to the "dear friends" plateau. One of the paragraphers discussed romances among iroad company) performers and how a train conductor always concluded tile run with: "Jersey City!. . .Change sweethearts!" . . .In vaudeville w« used to keep it down to one line, to wit: "He loved her, but the season closed" . . .Amazing, isn't it? The Russians are coming up with new weapons even foster than the juvenile dclinpunks . . . Some of our experts think we will never catch up wilh Russia in IJ:e missle race . . .Oh. well. Some of them never thawt the Russians would catch up with us . . .Over- hsard about Desi and Lucy Ar- rtaz's SG. 150,000 purcJia.se of both RKO studios: '.'Everything they touch turns to gold". .."Yes. talent is a wonderful magic wand." The other day in Washington, D. C., station WTOP-TV displayed a special film . . ."The Conquest of Outer Space," a lecture presented by Wernher van Braun to the Armed Forces Staff College about rockets, missies and space travel. It was filed in 1955 . . . "The two-year-old film clo.sed wiUi an officer saying, with unintentional foresight. "Well, gentlemen, I think that time has run out on us" . . .In the newspaper adverts for the fine teevee production of "Annie Gel Your Gun" the lads who prepared the copy overlooked one minor detail: That Irving Berlin merely wrote the exciting score . . ."Dear, Matilda" is the title of an attractive mina- lure book by Violette Saunders with illustrations by Dusty Negd- asco. Letters from a boy dawg to a girl dawg . . .Darling gift lor children of all ages. New York City has two people named Mutnick in the phone book. Joseph Mutnick dwells at 585 W. 2<M(h and L. B. Mutnick at 91 Central Park West . . .Both citizens took a lot of kidding when the Russian muttnick bogged headlines . . . When watching a dance (earn I always have the suspicion that if the gal makes a mistake the guy beats the hcl- nutta her . . . The royal maid for Queen Elizabeth starts at $435 and goes up to $523 a year. Or as much as a middle class American family pays a maid in less than 3 months . . .Jordan JBeni- ley's deft thesping in "The Tunnel of Love" (with Tom Ewcll) is patty-cakcy . . . Harlem ministers are concerned about the trend to Voodoo worship catching on with the adolescent saps . . .Interesting sight: Null Cahd "I Say There'ing" the Briddish contigent in Sahddies ... It happened at the Viennese Lantern. The dumb Huilywoodoll swept her dazzling curves through the front door . . . A producer nudged his friend and quipped: "A >finc time to be caught without some stage money!" Maurice fa new .v.rank eatery), started his career by doubling between the Crilerion Tbealre. where he usher'd. and Fcfe-s Monte Carlo, where he doorman'd. . .Don't invite Nina Foci] and Ini.sband James Liplon and Bob Weber (of "F'air G'ame") to the same pahty unless you prefer a pre-frozen dinner. . .There are two films co.iiing up with similar names.' "Cast a Dark Shadow." a Briddish film, and "CaM a Long Shadow" 'based on a Western novel i. will be Audie Murphy's first for a new firm. . .The oo> for "Operalion Had Ball" are prefaced wilh: "Filmed Entirely Without Army Cooperation!". . ."Private's Progress." which played at the Guild here last year, was advertised exactly the same way. Interesting show-biz story on how Henry J. Kaiser, the multimillionaire philanthropist, got the teevee lime on Sunday nights which many people rejecled—con- sidering the hefiy competition at that hour. . .Mr. Kaiser had been informed by a network that he no longer could have the time he had been using. . .The network exec's offended Kaiser. . .Or so he though'.. . .He .sizzled for a few days and nights—then went to ABC and said: "What is the opposition's most important program?". : ."Well." he was told, "on Sunday nights they put on their biggest shows". . ."Then sell me the same time for the same nigh'.". . .lie asked the network to find a program (any kind of show) for him. . .They found "Maverick. 1 ' the first ABC program on Sabbath eves to out-draw the opposition's biggest guns. Lloyd Shearer's description of D. O. Sclznick: "He gives the impression IJiat he is a man who has stormed through life demanding to scc\lhe manager; and when tlic manager presents himself, Sclz- nick hands him a 50-page memo announcing his banishment to Elba". . .Lida Piazza (widow of populaar Ben Piazza, ex-Hollywood studio giant) is back in pictures. In the upcoming "Winchell File" . . .Robert Q. Lewis' alternate title for "The Dark at the Top of the Stairs"—"The last row in the balcony". . .Charles Lnughton's comedy in the movie, "Witness for the Prosecution," Ls elegant. A lerifflc picture. . .Louis of Franco & Louis (a new restaurant at 48 E. 53rd) got his apprenticeship In the Cub Room. . .AI Trace is making a nation-wide tour plugging the album, "Concert in the Sky". . .Good spot across from tlic Bclasco: Rancho Grande. . .Hardest job at CBS: The poor guy who has to clean Ed Murrow's ashtrays. Glynls Johns, the English movie star, says she's no longer interested in being a star. "It is not <i pleasant way of earning a living," she added, "and I've had enough, I have not enjoyed being a star. It has made me ill, exhausted and unhappy. It was at least partly responsible for breaking up my last marriage". . .Art Carney; a click in "The Rope Dancers," started his career on a weekly radiopus called "Report to the Nation," in which he mim- k'd the voices of FDR, Churchill, Hitler, et al. . .Encouraging note for childless women: Novelist and' •playwright Peggy Harwell just had her first baby. Mama is only 48 . . .No wonder people gel fat. In 24 hours they eat ZVt Ibs. o£ food . . .The purchaser of a car pays 206 different taxes. . .We hear Mike Todd netted around $90,000 on his Madison Sq. Garden hoolee .Don't invite Gov. Faubus and WW to the same party. . .After we queried: "Is actress Dolores Dorn- hett secretly married to Fran- cbot Tone?" several times, we quoted intimates as reporting "they a^e not married". . .Next day's mail included two missives shouting: "Then why does she sign checks Dolores Tone?" Maurice B'Eufemia, owner of FACES ROBBERY CHARGE INDIANAPOLIS - UP — A man accused of two Missouri bank holdups was charged today with the $24,742 robbery 19 months ago of the Clayton branch of. the Danville State Bank. HUBERT I i~l f ' ' . I I *'* " <t © 1937. King Falifg Spjigle, Inc. Woild rights mcrvcd. f * "AhJ MOM coffee. Your Hi«bn«»?"

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