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Thursday Evening, December 39, 1957. THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE PROORAM FOR tOGANSrORT 1. An Adtquot* Civic C*nl*r 1. An Adequate Sewag» Dupotal SyttM) .1. iu«ii«nt Parking FoeilitlM More Self-Criticism One of the lessons of Sputnik is that Americans should be more concerned with self-praise. In recent years, too much touchiness about criticism has been evident in too many places, high and low. Reality has been coated by the brushes of many who believed in hope •and optimism at all costs. Balanced and clear thinking, sober estimations and warnings have gone unheeded. It seemed that this country was .being committed to a dream of itself, and events in the rest of the world were resented if they threatened to disrupt the dream. Sputnik is but one event in .the decline of American prestige and power. This decline has been apparent to • informed and concerned observers especially since the Geneva summit conference of 1955. It is not too late to reverse the tide. But reversal must come from solid work and thought, not from more deluding publicity. A great nation cannot trust its fate and its people to inspiration and publicity campaigns. This nation should say less and set to serious work in the strengthening of its defense, the redefinition of policy and the improvement of education. These are the keys to higher morale, world influence and a reinvigoration of the American spirit which, in turn, will lift the spirit of the whole non-Communist world. Lake Traffic Problem At first thought, one might suppose that this is no time of year to be mulling over plans for summer boating. The fact is that winter is the best time to build a boat, just as summer is the best time to use it. By the same token, winter is the time to be thinking atiout regulation of boats on our lakes. The case for more regulation is a good one. Years ago, when power boats were few and there was plenty of open water, minimum regulation was enough.' That has changed, in most parts of the country, Since the war, the number of power boats or. inland waters has gone up tremendously. As a result, there is a traffic problem. There also is a problem of identification in cases of accidents and law violations. Licensing of boats would help, not only in identification but by providing money for better traffic control. Training in the proper way to handle water craft also would be helpful. This is the time of year to do something about it. Next summer there will be more boats than ever on lakes all over the country. It's probably difficult to find any friends of Zhukov in Russia these days, despite the fact that not long ago he was praised as a hero. People in Russia are too smart to be treasonous enough to believe what their leaders told them before the leaders changed their minds. It's amazing how a youngster who can run like a deer can be so slow when he's headed home from the store all burdened down with a loaf of bread. IN THE PAST One Year Ago Coroner M. B. Stewart began his 37th years as Oass county coroner. His tenure of office was believed to be a record for the state and possibly the nation. James R. Marshall, M, of 3117 East Broadway, received an arm injury while playing at Daniel Webster school. Mr. and Mrs. John E. Small, route 1, Walton, observed their silver wedding anniversary. Logansport high school's' basketball team defeated Peru, 61-57. Arthur A. Dixon, 80, a retired farmer, died at his home near Galveston. Ten Years Ago Fire damaged the trailer home of Clyde Stampers, 2115 East Market street. Clement Smith, city light department technician, submitted his resignation to M'ayor Leland L. Smith. Sons were born at St. Joseph's hospital to Mr. and Mrs, Roger Sowers, 411 Tacoma avenue, and Mr. and Mrs. William McClain, 1713 Erie avenue. Henry J. Warfelt, 71, a retired Pennsylvania railroad engineer, died at his home at 1910 North street. Twenty Yeors Ago Clifford Koch, Rochester, suffered several fractured ribs in a fall on the ice. Local Sea Scouts collected and repaired 135 toys for needy children at Christmas. Mr. and Mrs, Isaac Jordan, Flora, observed their golden wedding anniversary, Mrs. Rachel Harbert, 92, of 1208 Smead street, died at St. Joseph's hospital. Fifty Years Ago Charles Maiben was issued a patent for his new laundry marking machine. Dan Gibbous, Rochester, was accidently shot in the head by a helper while working on his form. Emma Swisher and John Tucker, both of Lof ansport, were married.. A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Golden, 55 Park avenue. Drew Pearson's MERRY-GO-ROUND HI, HO SILVER-R-R! them. Drew Pearson says: Entertainers sacrifice time to cheer U.S. troops abroad; Wrong button pushed could plunge servicemen into battle; People might achieve peace where leaders fail. ENROUTE TO U.S. BASES OVERSEAS — I am flying across the Atlantic to visit American bases in the Azores, Morocco and Libya during the Christmas season. For the last two years a group of entertainers organized by Michael Sean O'Shea havei given their time I and talent to g<-\ with me to bases F near the North! Pole. This time! we are visiting| North America, Since this is anl area where LiL-I tie Rock did morel damage t h a rl Sputnik. I askec'l Abe Saperstein.l owner of the Bar-' lem Globetrotters, to let •come along. Abe graciously a•greed, at considerable expense to himself; so the Globetrotters are staging some exciting basketball with the U.S. Ail-Stars in North America. I'll report as the trip progresses. Destruction By Pushbutton While the statesmen debate peace or war in Paris, the boys stationed out in mid-Atlantic ar.d on the rim of the Sahara have been carefully watching. They should. They have most at stake. If war breaks, iE some trigger- happy warmonger goes on a spree, they are the guys who'll be in the thick of battle within 15 minutes. Wars have changed a lot these days. They can come quickly. They can come irresponsibly. Here are some of the things those on the front line, and we on the home line, face: Missile Monkey-Business — A missile expert at Cape Canaveral, Fla., pushed the wrong button on a Snark the other day. He meant to change its course, but he push- ed -the destroy button instead and the Snark exploded. Suppose he had pushed another wrong button and sent it into Miami, Rio De Janeiro, or Mexico City? There can be no monkey-business with missiles these days. This is ihe kind of pushbutton warfare Mr. Dulles wants to install in West Europe. War By Starvation — Civil defense experts estimate that if war carr.e to the USA, the population would be out of food in. three weeks. The grain elevators and food warehouses in the big cities would be knocked out first. Mrs. Reva Beck Bosone, formr Congresswoman from Utah, has been thinking about It so much she came to see me with an idea to exchange mothers with Russia. She would pick 50 or' 100 American mothers and send them for two weeks to live in Russian homes; have the same number of Russian mothers come to live in American homes. The women would have to be carefully chosen. Women like Mrs. Dorothy Houghton of Red Oak, Iowa, former President of the Federation of Women's Clubs, could do a great job directing this. "Why not give the women a chance to work for peace?" says Mrs. Bosone. "They bring sons into the world, see them march off as soldiers. They have to bear the hardest brunt of war. If the mothers oE Russia and the United States could get together and understand each other, they could end war." It's an excellent idea—provided it's repeated every month, with a new pilgrimage of mothers going back ar.d forth between the two big countries in whose hands rests the peace of the world. These are just a few of the hundreds of ideas being advanced by people who understand the dangers of pushbutton warfare, who worry that their leaders in- Paris are talking more about weapons to make war than about people-to people friendship to prevent war. War By Weather—The Russians are reported to have a secret powder which, sprinkled on snpw and ice melts it. This could melt the Polar icecaps and flood the cities of New York, Boston and Philadelphia. Poison and Heat — Even if Russia doesn't melt the icecaps, Dr. Edward Teller says we are consuming' so much coal, oil and gas that carbon monoxide in the air is getting higher, while the atmosphere is getting hotter. Thus by the year 2000 the Polar icecaps might melt from industrial heat and gases. All of this adds up to the fact that the world is getting more crowded, more complicated, and there's more absolute necessity to get along with each other. We've got to regulate not only such things as auto traffic and the killing of seals in the Bering Strait (which we've done on a friendly basis with Russia for 50. years), but we've also got to regulate how much carbon monoxide we put into the air. Among other things, it causes cancer. If we can't cooperate with each other, if we can't get along with each other, then civilization is doomed. Either we'll poison ourselves or flood ourselves of£ the map or someone will push the wrong button. These are some of the things I've been thinking about and some our troops are thinking about while Allied statesmen talk about more missiles and missle bases in Paris. She Talked To The Russians A lot oE other people are thinking along similar lines. Furthermore, they are doing something about it. My mail, my conversations show that seldom before have people been thinking so much, realizing so vividly the dangers of pushbutton warfare. Mrs. Howard J. Thomas wife of, a hardware merchant in Hamilton, Va., has been thinking so much, she has visited the Soviet Embassy in Washington /three times to talk about peace. Governor Handley Extends Season's Greetings to Staff INDIANAPOLIS ('UP)—Department heads in Governor Handley's administration were calleV into his office late Wednesday to hear the governor praise them for their work and wish them a "Merry Christmas." Handley asked the appointed officials to submit soon their recommendations on legislation that would improve their departments. Some officials returned Handley's praise. State Tax Board Chairman Joda G. Newsom o£ Columbus complimented the governor for his "leadership and inspiration." LAFF-A-DAY Angelo Patri Daughters Have Way of Growing Up Down through the ages there lias been mother and daughter trouble during the teen-age years of the daughters' lives. The girls, though children in experience, feel grown-up and want the freedom and privileges of adulthood. This difference of opinion often causes difficulties between mothers and their girls. The trouble usually starts by the daughter wanting to wear lipstick. "All the girls do," she complains. "All the girls do not," says mother firmly, "and if they do, what of it? You are entirely too young. There will be time enough for you to wear lipstick and what nots. Time enough. Just now you're a child. Too young for lipstick." That does not settle the matter. Daughter continues to feel grownup and keeps asking,' demanding she be given what she wants. These days the young girls wear lipstick. In that they are imitating their mothers as they can be expected to do. They feel like lipstick so what can one do? The evident unfoappiness of the child wears on the mother so at long last she says, "So long as you must you can wear a very light one. Very light remember. I'll look at it and if it is light enough, all right. But mo rouge. That's out so don't ask for it." In time that will come too for daughters will do what they see mothers do. Lipstick, powder, rouge, the usual make-up are part and parcel of women's • costume and there is •no use fighting a losing battle. The girls must grow up. Wise mothers take a look ahead and gradually ease their authority over their daughters, losing their notion that they are still children, and .by degrees yield to the pressure of the daughter's growth and development. By the time the girls are ready for make-up they ought to be intimate friends of their mothers. On a friendly basis such arguments as that about lipstick, dates, late hours, can be amicably isettled. Mothers have to bow . to the daughters' maturity and accept the hope if not the fact of the children's personal responsibility. Sometimes mothers and fathers go along for years with the idea that the children have stayed children while all the time they have been growing up and going away from, parental care and borne ties. As one mother remarked, ('All out of a blue -sky she said, 'I'm going out tonight with Dale and 1 won't be home until quite late. We are going to a dance at The Brookway.' We were stunned. We didn't know what to say. Oh yes, she went.' Imagine. AH of'a sudden." It is not suddenly. It is day by day. Keep ready for it just that •way. QUOTES FROM NEWS MOUNT VERiNON, 111. — John Scott, news director of radio station WMIX, on watching from a rooftop the worst of three lethal December tornadoes which injured 39 persons here: "It came in as swirling black clouds. The clouds sucked up debris when it hit the northwest side oE town and then it disappeared off to the northwest." WICKL1FFE, Ky. — Gov A. B. (Happy) Chandler declaring he waned citizens to know he was ready to respect local laws following dismissal of charges he hunted ducks and geese in a game preserve after hours: "I'm no hunter and never have been. The last time I had a gun in my hands was 22 years ago, and after this it will be another 22 years before I do it again." PARIS — Press Secretary James T. Hagerty on why President Eisenhower was being awarded a medal today: "Because he :s the President, the liberator, and a Gettysburg farmer." PARIS—U. S. Stale Department spokesman Andrew H. Berding in denying reports the United States had agreed under pressure to talks with Russia: "I know of no pressure on the United States." LONDON — Princess Margaret In apologizing for heavy handed security arrangements that forced a wailing crowd off .•. railroad station platform: • "Her Royal Highness is most annoyed to hear about this matter and she has asked that everything be done to ensure that it will never happen again." One way to help your child to meet people is to let him open the door for guests. Dr. Patri has written a book No. 304, "Your Child and Other People," to help children get along with other people. To obtain a copy, send 25 cents in coin to him, c-o this pa- Walter Winchell Broadway and Elsewhere Man About Town Victor Mature is playing "The Beard" (the disguise for Linda Christian (whom lie dates nightly). But the third party of that trio is The One. Mcmbah| of Parliament . , Luna Turner andl Sir Richard HamT fall n are the bigfj tch-tchal of Lon-l don , . . Tommyl Dorscy's widdcrl (Janic New) isH happy again. AE wealthy builder . .| Esther Williams| tells chums that! she's sad over the splitualion with her male, but that she "knew two years ago it had to happen" . . . Sidney Chaplin has a case with law student Carol Seamon . . . Brazilian Jose Valdcz is making florists rich with his daily flabz for Tina Louise of the "Li'l Ahner" musigal . . . The Alan Murrays (Dovima, the model) will bo three. He's with U.S. Immigration . . . Things must be tuff over at the Mike Todds. Liz wore the same tiara two nights in a row . . . Bidden even send it to the laundry. Hottest Scandal In Town: Doris (richest girl in the world) Duke's latest bash (at her Sommerfield, N. J. estate) didn't gel started until 5 a.m. because an oaf forgot the drums. Yule Shopping Tour Planned Twenty needy children will be taken on a Christmas shopping tour and treated to a party it was announced Wednesday night at. the Junior Chamber of Commerce dinner meeting at Purcell-'s cafe. Paul Cooke, chairman of the Jaycee comrmttee in charge oE the shopping and parly, reported that each child will have a $5 allowance with Wchich to buy presents for members of their families when they go on the shopping tour Sa't- iirday morning. Cooke said the party will be Jield at the Broadway Methodist church and wil> include ice cream and cake, with Santa Claus bringing presents for the children themselves. Jayettes will wrap the presents purchased by the children, who will be between the ages of four and 10. It was also disclosed that the annual Jaycee Boss Night banquet will be held Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the country club. Eugene Denham spoke on "Industrial Development in Logansport, conducting a question and answer session on the subject. Ned Lowry, 1115 High street, was a guest at the session. per, P. O. Box 99, Station G, New York 19. N. Y. (Released by The Bell Syndicate 1 , Inc) mi 'ffiWo* • IMf.*XINO FEATVTIES SYHBtCATE,.lM* WORLD BIGHTS RESERVXD. "It's a frightening thought—but he's all I have in th« PHAROS-TRIBUNE IJnlly (except Saturday*, Siindnra and Holiday*) 35c per Treek flnlly nnd SiiHilny by cnrrlcrn, $18.20 per year, ny mall on rural route* in Cn»n, Cnrroll, White, Puln*kl, Fulton mill Miami conntleM, 910.00 per ycnri ontalde trading area and within Indiana, 011*00 per yeari outalde Indiana, $18.00 per year. All mall *tibxcrlptlon» payable In adTance. No mall MibKCrlptJoMji void where carrier service la maintained. Reporter cntabllahed 100 114 Pharoa entabllnlied' 188D **flS5SSflft?^ ,^-f--— 1844 Tribune c*tab!J«Jied <I^^^^WH1> ^^3&HHu3K^ Jcnrnul eftt*bll»]ied Pnbllihed dally except Saturday and holiday* by Phnro«-Trlbiine Co., Inc., 317 J!3a*t Broadway, Ijojrnn*port, Indiana. Entered am Hecond claim matter at the poet office »t LoKaa»pnrt. Ind.. under the met at Huron 4, 1S79. •EMBER AUDIT BUREAU . OF CIRCULATIONS AND UWITBD FHJES1 PHAROS-TRIBUNE National Adrertlilnc Repre»eut*tlTea Island Nenapapev ReyrueBtatlra Playwright Wm. Inge's more romantic off-stage prose is written to actress Barbara Baxley these cozy Adam-and-Evenings ..; . Maureen O'Hara, whose escort is her big brudda (Charles), can star at the Cocoanut Grove (Hotel Ambassador, L. A.) ... She larks better than some Met Opera names . . . "Peytor; Place," which got 4 stars from one critic, is herewith decorated with 5 orchids . . . It's almost evvybuddy's life story. Better than the book which we skipt thru . . . Newsweek's Harry Homewood and Time's Virginia Butts are raising each other's circ . . . CBS hired a psychiatrist, but none of the staff has the courage to visit him. They fear their secrets will wind up on desks of. the top brass . . . Tragedy struck Lanvin Parfums number one scent mar; (M. Metigot). He has a code-id-da-node and can't smell a thing. Don't invite (to the same paliiee) libcrace and Brudda George, wlio are making more. like. Cain & Ahcl . . .Hcnny Voungman, the comic, who can't get along with any comedian who gets booked. Hates them all ... Sammy Kaye and Lawrence Welk . . . Gaylord Hauser, the health food faddist friend of Garbo, and Carlton-Fred- cricks . . .Recording stars Laverne Baker and Georgia Gibbs. (Ooooh!) . . .Don't invite Two-Ton Calenlo rind Gypsy Rose Lee. She can't stand him since (licir cut-deads in Florida on the Schulberg film . . -Don't invite Marie MacDonald and Jane Morgan, (Grrrrr!) . . .Tallulah Bankhcad ond the editors of a TV mag or Talu and Jack Benny. . . .They bought out CBS a long time ago and i ejected Murchison's recent offer of $11,000,000.hi.-cau.se, explained Desi: "It would mean I'm no longer boss:" Hazel Scott, who always says there is no rift with groom Congressman Clayton Powell (which the solon says, too), explained to Paris reporters: "I always hold hands in public with people I like." (Dotz nize. Don't bite) . . . Rich is Bella Dept: Greer Carson bough 1 U;e suite she's using at the Hampshire House on Central Park South . . .One of the Burg's big rocknroll deejays is facing charge;; by AGVA. It alleges a quartet paid $100 to headline one of his stage shows . . . Isabel Martin (Cerutti's hatchick) is a former Ziegfeld Follies cutie. Still has the legs to prove it ... When Desi and Lucille Arnaz purchased both RKO Studios (in H'wood for over six million the other day) the unlrumors swiftly swept the town: Tnat CBS and wealthy Texas Clint Murchison put up the loot .. .This can be denied with authority . . .The only proprietors of Motion Picture Center, Desilu Productions and both RKO Studies are Desi and Lucille Arnaz Reminder to all aliens: Jf you fail lo report your address to Immigration In January you may be fined, jailed and deported . . . Peter Maas, the Esquire writer, and Nona Van Tosli were at (lie posit Cafe Renaissance acting poshinate . . .Tune I'.'in Alley's Komco crowd are working a new angle. Instead of buying gels minks some "cut them in" on their songs. Ackchclly list (hem as co-authors, but usually on B- tinies. Meaning Iliey st'c tlieir names in print but no dough . . . The Tom Dugfans, a good-looking pair, reconciled in time for the '•Peyton Place" poddy at Ronian- off's, where Lollywood Parsons told funnier gags than Grouclio . . . Joe Frisco, the star comic, is down to 100 Ibs. Told chums: "I have a great exit line I'm saving until I know I'm definitely going" . .All Frisco's famed quips are in tlic files of the Vaudeville News, where we colyum'd in 1920. The entire television business is breathless waiting lo see the outcome of the first lawsuit against a Iv rating service. The llornell Broadcasting Corp. (Hornell, N.Y.) is suing Nielsen for $50.000 because its station there was lold it had half the business of a rival station. Several television stars conlcmplale similar lawsuits in the evenl that they aro dropped because of rating I rouble . . . Coral- dine Wellington, singer-dancer in "Jamaica," can never be -charged with resisting an officer. She fell for Del. Tom Daw.son, who gels permanent custody Jan. 19th . . . ABC-TV's Oliver Treyz' appearance on Mike Wallace's program Saturday night was the dramatic highlight of the year to dale. One of Mr. Wallace's guesls the week before had said Sen. Jack Kennedy's book, "Profiles in Courage," was the only book written by a ghost-writer to win a Pulitzer Prize. The network exec, with great dignity, apologized ",o the Pulitzer Prize Committee, the author, tlie publisher and the public. The McGuirc Sisters now have 623 fan clubs—154 more than they had la"! year. (End of pluglicily) . . . "Pal" Sinnott, a darl, is studying with Lee Strasberg. She was sel for "Captain's Paradise," but had 1o quit after breaking a hand. (Now, isn't that a silly tlieeng to doooo?) ... If you have any scripts that will fit a new program tilled "Weekend Warriors" (about ihe Naval Reserve) send them to Reserve Productions, Inc., 650 INorlh Bronson Ave., H'wood . . . The Runyon Cancer Fund acknowledges re- ceipl of bequests from the estates of the late Katie Shapiro of N.Y. and Mabel L. Blackmorc of Cleveland. They must have heard us say (or read here): "Never a penny deducted for expenses of any kind from the donor's dollar!" . . . Writer Charles Peck and Mara McAfee. Ihe pretty model, wed New Year's Eve in Las Vegas . . . Will Gail Whitney please call at the Lil'le Club for her mink gloves . . .• Don't miss Pearl Buck's "A Certain Star" in Hie Dec. 22n<J American Weekly. For the first lime in il.s 61-year history Ihe magazine is devoting an entire issue to one story . . . Thanks to Mr. and Mrs. United Slates: Waida is home from the hospital. Wishing You and Yours the Happiest Holidays. SPUTNIK WARNING NEW CASTLE (UP) — Rep. Ralph Harvey (R-Ind.) Wednc;da_y warned lhat "our very security is threatened" by the Russian Sputnik, but its grealesl value is in ils "psychological potential." Harvc'y issued the warning in a talk at a Rolarian luncheon in. his home town. REHABILITATION COUNSELOR INDIANAPOLIS (UP) — Slate School Supl. Wilbur Young today announced the appointment of Jack Oathout, former principal of Corlland schools, to the position of rehabilitation counselor, Seymore office. HUBERT Tin trying to get this confounded fruitcake mailed to my Aunt Clara."

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