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Logansport, Indiana
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Friday, December 20, 1957
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Friday Evening, December 20, 1957. THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE PROGRAM FOR IOGANSPOKT 1. An Adequate Civic C«l»i 2. An Adequate Sewag* Dupotal SytOm 3. Suffiiont Parking FaeilitiM FROM OTHER PAPERS— Further Expansion of Marion Industries Marion's continued growth was highlighted last week by announcement that two of our older corporations, Paranite and Anaconda, are expanding. Both of these have been manufacturing in Marion for many, many years, are stable employers, are very distinctly a part of the community in civic and charitable affairs and are regarded nationally very highly. They are regarded similiarly in Marion. The expansion of these corporations operations pinpoints the plans that • are being made for the expansion of various facilities including sewage and sewage disposal. Both of them use great quantities of our water. They are competitors in business and cooperators in cur community. These corporations have been successful, otherwise they would not be expanding them and preparing for the future in Marion. Each of them have expended millions and millions of dollars in plants and equipment and untold millions in payroll. Both of them have contributed valuable people who have taken their places in responsible positions and equipped themselves well. Neither of these corporations is politically motivated. But they are moved to take part and become a factor in the civic and charitable activities in Marion and Grant County. These plants are located in Marion. But they pay taxes in the township in which they are located.. They pay county taxes and they are aware that more than half of their local taxes go to support our schools. Neither of them is a silent influence in the life of our community because of the hundreds of people they employ. Good words about these people are long belated. If either of them should have decided to move away from Marion, there would have been howls and accusations. Of course, Marion is attractive to industry because of the superlative transportation that is afforded by four railroads, many truck lines and more recently our municipal airport. The latter facility is critical to the operation of industry because of executive planes landing and taking off from the airport as well as because of the limited commercial facilities. These latter facilities the Board of Aviation Commission is making every effort to improve. Such improvements as can be made are long belated but they are now foreseeable. It is good to live in a community •which contains industry of this nature. Corporations are not soulless, as they are depicted, and Anaconda and Paranite both are representative of corporations with a heart. As to their corporate structure, they have heart. As to their personnel, they have heart. About a half dozen people will be moved into Grant County as a result of a centralization of executive functions here. Paranite has two plants in Grant County. One in Jonesboro and one in Marion. Their experiences in both these cities must have been satisfactory, otherwise they would not now be expanding. This is the time when we would remark upon the things that are good and wholesome and calculated to bring joy and happiness in our community. These expansions are so calculated. (Marion, Ind., Chronicle) IN THE PAST One Year Ago Police reported that eight bad checks had been passed in downtown stores during the past few days. * Waller Pennington, 30, of Bringhurst, was injured when his car was struck by a train. A son W'as born at Memorial hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Lehnus, 76 Fifteenth street. Charles H. Yeakley, 70, of route 2, city, died at St. Joseph's hospital after a long illness. Ten Years Ago Fire damaged the boiler room south of the Pennsylvania Railroad depot at Fourth street 'and Melbourne avenue. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ladlow, 530 North Cicott street, at St. Joseph's hospital. Logansport high school's basketball team lost to Peru, 30-29. Twenty Years Ago James Dalhover, a member of the Brady gang which shot and killed state trooper Paul Minneman near Royal Center, was sentenced to die in the electric chair April 8. William Huckleberry was elected Worshipful Master of Tipton Lodge No. 33, F. & A. M. Muncie high school defeated Logansport 41-24. Mrs. Ella Harris was burned to death when her clothing was ignited by a heater in her home. Fifty Years Ago A horse pulling a sleigh driven by Clem Wolf ran away on the west side, kicking.shafts loose from the sleigh and running through the city streets. Police decided to use the basement of the jail 35 a lodging place for hobos, free of charge. Pedestrians were warned that sidewalks on the Third street bridge were in dangerous condition, with many boards sagging and coming loose from the iron supports. Abraham Prior, 315M> Fourth street, shot him•elf in the foot while rabbit hunting. Blanche Fye was married to Harry E. Smith at the English Lutheran church. Drew Pearson's MERRY-CO-ROUND DEUTSCHLAND OVER ALL! (Editor's Note: While Drew Pearson is taking the Harlem Globe- Trotters on a good-will lour of North Africa, the Merry-Go-Round column is being written by his associate, Jack Anderson. Anderson's first dispatch is from the guided missile testing center at Cape Canaveral, Fla.) Jack Anderson Says: Vanguard Rocket No. 2 secretly set for launching; Air Force to stage anti-missile battle; Canada protests Bomarc bases are invitation to attack. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — In prayerful secrecy, another Vanguard Rocket has been hoisted on its launching pad at Cape Canaveral for a second attempt to pitch a softbail-sized satellite into space. The firing is expected any day, although it will be done without pressure or publicity. The first spectacular failure two •weeks ago caused a publicity backfire that echoed around the world. The world's attention had been focused on the tost by almost hourly press bulletins. But the long, slender rocket rose a bare three feet off the ground, dropped back on its haunches, and burst into brilliant flame. The nose cone tipped askew like a new Year's Eve hat. tossing the tiny test satellite to the ground where it lay bleating the signals that were supposed to have come from outer space. The only launching pad tailored for the Vanguard was so badly damaged that the experts felt it would lake several weeks' to repair. Working around the clock, however, construction crews restored the damaged pad with astounding speed. It was ready last Monday for the second Vanguard, which has now been hoisted into place—ready again for the painstaking countdowns. These preparations have been carried out in utmost secrecy by order of Assistant Defense Secretary Murray Snyder, who was raked over the congressional coals for the earlier publicity fiasco. To prevent its happening again, he got on the phone to Maj. Gen. Donald Yates, commander of the missile testing center. "Close it dowr;—" Snyder barked, almost hysterically. He meant close the curtain on the press. After he calmed down, however, he agreed that the test results could still be announced, but he wanted absolutely no advance publicity. Missile Battle The Air Force will pit two of its best missiles against each other next spring in what might be billed as the first real test of an antimissile missile. The airmen will attempt to shoot down a Snark intercontinental missile with a Bo- mare antiaircraft missile. The Snark will be launched from. California on an evasive course across country. At Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., a Bomarc crew will attempt to detect the Snark and shoot it down. The Bomarc is a supersonic missile designed to knock dowr. 1 enemy craft as high as 60,000 feet and as far away as 300 miles. It is also equipped to carry an atomic warhead, though only a small explosive will be used in the Snark test. Tiie Bomarc is the nearest weap- came within range of the Bomarc 'bases. This disturbs the Canadians because it means enemy planes would probably fall on Canadian soil. They object to jeopardizing Canadian territory in order to safeguard American targets. Result: They are demanding a bigger say-so In joint Canadian-American defense policy . . . The Navy is rushing construction at Cape Canaveral of a special launching pad designed to simulate the motions of a vessel at sea. This will be used to test the Navy's 1,200-mile Polaris missile, which •will be launched from atomic submarines under the ocean. The ser- rooking pad should be completed in a few weeks. Meanwhile, the Navy has already started testing Polaris components at the missile testing center . . . The Air Force will build a junior edition of its 1,500-mile Thor missile. Thor junior will be fired by powder like . a giant artillery shell rather than liquid fuel, and will have an estimated range of 800 miles. Not to be outdone, the Army is working with Chrysler Corporation on a solid-propellent Jupiter, also with an 800-mile range . . . The Rival Jupiter and Thor missiles are still having testing troubles. In its latest' test, the Jupiter—designed to go 1,500 miles—bugged out before it had reached 10 miles. Apparent cause: A valve or metering failure in the fuel oxidizer system . . . The Defense Department also admitted that the latest Thor had fallen "short" of its intended mark, but didn't mention how far short. Actually, the big missile went only about 50 of its 1,500-mile course . . . However, the failure wasn't in the missile power plant, tut in the small motor that runs on we have to an anti-missile like /• the guidance system. It was the the Snark and zero in on it. Of course, it can't shoot down the big ballistic missiles now being tested, but it may teach valuable lessons that will lead to an anti-ballistic missile. Note: The Air Force has already staged a small-scale "battle of the missiles" between the short-range Matador and Falcon. The Falcon, an antiaircraft missile, easily shot down the Matador. This is dramatic evidence that our Matador missiles, already based in Europe and Formosa, would be easy prey for Soviet antiaircraft rockets. Missile-Go-Round The Canadian government has lodged a stiff, private protest against the Bomarc missile bases we are building in the northeast. The Bomarc is a supersonic, auto- mic-tipped missile designed to destroy enemy bombers 200 to 300 miles away. Since the shortest air route from Russia lies over the North Pole, the bombers would be over Canadian territory when they guidance mechanism's first test. No Troops Guard Little Rock School —Yule Vacation LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (UP)—For the first time in almost three months, there were no military troopers guarding Little Rock's em-battled Central High School Thursday night. Christmas vacation began for Central's 1,990 students at the close of the school day Thursday. Watchmen in the employ of the school district and city police will guard the building throughout the holiday period. The absence of troopers was the first since President Eisenhower ordered 1,000 troops of the crack 101st Airborne Division there on Sept. 24. The troops were ordered in after citizens in Little Rock ignored a presidential proclamation \o keep the peace. LAFF-A-DAY Angelo Patri Just Talking Is Wonderful For Children "My goodness, those girls have ibeen upstairs now for over an hour just talking, talking, talking. I should think they'd run out of things to talk about by now. They just talk, and about nothing at all. Just talk. Martha! Come down here and set the table. What were you girls doing up there all this time?" "Just talking. WJio's for dinner?" Talking is a necessary exercise for children. Soon after they have •acquired a vocabulary they begin using it, endlessly. This wearies their elders who do get a bit tired of the chatter but it never tires tile children. Girls especially feel the need of just talking. Each has her special friend and the two get together and empty their hearts of what lies upon them, usually very lightly: What "that girl" said; what the teacher wore that day and their opinion of it; what they hoped to get for Christmas, •whose mother looked best last Sunday; who was stucku.p and who •was the one to be elected class president; or maybe the weather. Anything at all does for a talk party. It all sounds so silly, so time wasting, so utterly meaningless to the older people of the family yet it appears to be a matter of life and happiness to the two most interested. It is important. The companions are developing the art of friendship; they are learning to understand how another person feels about familiar things; they are learning to be articulate about tbo.se feelings; they are learning how to be a friend. All of this can mean much to the young people. What the parents of the girl should do is to see that the chum is the kind of girl or boy who can be trusted to be an intimate friend, one who can give and accept trust, since associates are influential in many ways. They influence one another's tastes, activities, thinking and acting. After a session with a close friend it is easy for a teacher or parent to know that the child has been with his or her special friend. He will use the same tone, sometimes the same words, take on the same manner and attitudes of the friend. Each, reflects the one he admire and respects hence the importance of the right selection. Friends exchange secrets. Usually these secrets are known to the world at large but between them they are secrets to be taken out, examined, talked over and cherished until they get a new one. These secrets need not bother parents so long as the intimate friend is acceptable. Let them "just talk." They need to. * * * Selfishness is by no means limited to the "only child." Parents will find help in overcoming selfishness and other undesirable traits in Dr. Patri's leaflet P-22, "Relationship to Other Children." To obtain a copy, send 10 cents in coin to him, c-o tliis paper, P. O. Box 99, Station G, New York 19 N. Y. (.Released by The Bell Syndicate, Inc.) QUOTES IN NEWS By UNITED PRESS PARIS — President Eisenhower saying goodbye to French President Rene Coly before taking off for home from Paris' Orly Airport after closing the NATO sum- mil meeting: "I return home confident that the American people, like the people of all the NATO nations, will endorse and support the decisions made here for a stronger North Atlantic alliance." WASHINGTON — William R. Ming 'Jr., national chairman o£ the American Veterans Committee, offering a charter to a Negro American Legion post in Jackson, Miss., which had its legion charter cancelled: "The legion record on civil rights is dismal. Since its inception, it has been a. wholly segregated organization except in a few isolated places." WASHINGTON—Democratic National Chairman Paul M. Butler predicting the Eisenhower administration will neglect national welfare projects to diver*, funds to missiles: "We will find the very people who created our defense mess sneering at the word 'welfare.' " NEW YORK — U.S. attorney Paul Williams announcing he will bring Teamster Union boss James R. Hoffa, 44, to trial again after Hoffa's trial on charges of conspiring to spy on his own union aides with telephone wire ' taps ended in a hung jury. "I shall retry this case at the earliest practicable time." L1BERTYVILLE, III. — Joseph E. Young, 41, on inheriting $1,300,000 at Christmas time and the chance to stop living "from paycheck to paycheck:" "It's just something you would never in this world expect to happen to you." CLEARWATER, Fla. — French war hero Maurice M. Chavigny on the trial in which he was found guilty to second degree murder in the slaying of retired Brig. Gen. Wilbur McReynolds, 64, and Me- Reynolds' wife, Faye, 60: "I feel I have received a fair trial. I feel relieved." WASHINGTON—Sen. A. S. Mike Monroney CD - Okla.) telling constituents he dpes not have presidential aspirations: "I probably am one of only five members of the Senate who does not want'to be president." Missilemen to Take Breather at Cape Canaveral CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (UP) —Missilemen expected to take a •breather today, now that they have successfully fired three of this country's biggest "birds." There were still unconfirmed reports of - an Atlas shoot to wind up the week, but an informed source said the big intercontinental missile would not be fired again until after the first' of the year. The firing of a Thor Thursday left only the Atlas visible in its tower at the Cape. Small missiles such as the Snark and Bomarc, which do not stand in service towers, were believed in launching areas at the test center. 9 IW7. KING Tit, TUBES SVMDICATr. IM. WOULD WGHTS RESERVED "Wow. here's one that files everything alphabetically—" PHAROS-TRIBUNE (except Sntnrflnr*, Sunday* null Hnlldnjn) 35<! per week imilr and Snndny by currier*, «18.:o per yenr. By mnlj on rural route* In CRIHI, Cnrroll. White, Piilnnkl, Fulton and Miami countle*, *10.00 per yenri niitKliIr trnillng aren and irltliln Indinna, 91.1.00 per ycnrt outnlde Indiana, »]8.00 |>e» year. All mall «iib»crli>tioii» pnynlile In advance. No mall •ubNcrlptlou void where carrier verrlce I* maintained. • Reporter c»tnbll»hed 108 114 PImro» entnlillfthed Tribune entnbliahed <E*!pM[|lJI> @8!ii3S3Bg] Jo" 1 *""! established PnblUhed dully except Saturday »nd holldayn by Fharon-Trlbune Co., Inc., i!17 East Brondvrny, Lofciumport, Indiana. Entered an .ccond cln»» matter lit the port office »t LoKoniiport. Ind.. under the net of •lurch i, 1879. MEMBER AUDIT BLREAtJ OF CmCTJI/ATlONS AND UNITED PHESI PHAROS-TRIBUNE) National AdvertUlnB ReprelentatlYCl Newoaper KefrexentatlTM Dulles, Franco Meeting Is Termed Significant By the United Press The visit of Secretary of State John Foster Dulles to Spain may be a big development in the new plans for European defense. Dulles is to fly to Madrid Saturday, on his way home from (he North Atlantic Treaty Organization in Paris, to talk to Generalissimo Francisco Franco. It will be only a five-hour visit. But it could turn out to be secondary in importance only to the Paris meeting itself. Spain is not a member of the NATO alliance. But it is closely, if indirectly, tied in with NATO. Thai is because of the seldom- mentioned fact that u n d e r an agreement with Franco, the United States is building a network of air, naval and supply bases all over the country. Dulles, Franco "Consult" The official announcement o£ Du'.les's visit, first issued in Madrid, said that 'he visit was being made at Franco's invitation. Dulles will "consul!." with Franco, Foreign Minister Fernando Maria Casliella and other officials, it was said. Dulles naturally will give Franco a full report of the NATO meeting which ends today, including the agreement in principle of Western European countries to the establishment of nuclear missile bases on their territory. It is an agreement in principle, rather than of fact, because the question of equipping the bases with missiles is still to be negotiated between the United States and the individual countries con- cerned. As has been maJe plain in Paris, some of these countries do not want the missiles. Dulles may sound nut Franco on the possibility of setting up missile bases in Spain. If he does, it is not only possible but probable that Franco would agree to consider the suggestion favorably. Franco Called "Totalitarian" Spain never has been invited to join NATO because some Kuro- pean allies, still mindful of the Spanish Civil War. object to Franco's regime as "totalitarian." That may be. But Franco also is a bitter enemy of Communism. And Jiis country, protected by the grim Pyrenees Mountains, would be the last bulwark of defense if Russia's Red army swept over Western Europe. Franco has intimated that he would join NATO it all of its present 15 members asked him to. The fear of Russian Communist aggression is pretty nearly as serious now as it was when NATO was formed in 1949. Russia's successes with its Sputnik earth satellite and its intercontinental ballistic missile have radically changed the European defense picture. It seems quite possible that those Allied countries which hava objected to Franco's regime and have called him a dictator might have some second thoughts about him now. That Spain would strengthen NATO is unquestionable. It would not be surprising if Dulles's visit to Madrid proved to be the first step toward bringing Spain into it. Meet Murray Snyder, Friend of Newsmen WASHINGTON CUP) — When a feller needs a friend is right now in the case of Murray Snyder. Snyder is the assistant secretary of defense in charge of public information. Before that he was No. 2 man to James C. Hagerty, the White House news chief. Some individuals seem to be trying to make Snyder the patsy for the propaganda goof when the Vanguard satellite launcher failed to launch itself. That was the Navy's phhhttt heard 'round the world. Assistant Navy Secretary Garrison Nsrton told (he Senate Preparedness subcommittee a couple of days ago that the Navy wanted to test the Vanguard rocket secretly. Norton said the Navy believed it quite likely that the test would fail. Rear Adm. Rawson Bennett, director of naval research, told the subcommittee that advance publicity had been a disservice to the United States. That, perhaps, is debatable. Praise Snyder's Reply But there can be no question that the whole Vanguard incident was a bad rap for the Navy. It was a spectacular misplay which would have been reported as a failure regardless of advance publicity. Not even an admiral can prevent the watch guard of newsmen at Cape Canaveral, Fla., from observing rocket experiments. "I thought it was against the safety of our nation to do it in public," is what Bennett said he told Snyder. Snyder's reply in self-defense was a classic which should win him the applause of every practicing newsman and woman in the United States. He said he regretted the Vanguard failure but that it was his responsibility to provide the people with the news of their most expensive executive department. His job, Snyder emphasized, was "not to exploit the successes and hide the failures" of the Defense Department. That is an astonishing statement, coming from a government press agent. Your correspondent has been dealing in Washington with government press agents for 30 years and never before heard one utter such heresy. Need Newspaper Support Snyder's description of the duties and limitations of his job are precisely what the news fraternity has been insisting over the years that government press agents should agree to. There scarcely is a news reporter in Washington nor a newspaper in the United Stales that has not in the past few years belted government agencies for suppressing news, notably to hide their failures. But. did these news reporters or newspapers spring to arms in defense of Snyder when the Navy offered to share with him the Vanguard hotfoot? They did not. Snyder was left to defend himself, •which he did in solid fashion be- yong the power of either Notion or Bennett to answer. Meanwhile, back at the launching pad, a new Vanguard will be set up soon for another test. And, will Murray Snyder again go to bat for the taxpayers and insist that they be told all about it as the test gets underway? Not much he won't unless he is of a very forgiving nature. A littla newspaper support now might persuade him. Illinois Man, 41, Gets $1,300,000 From Detroit Aunt LIBERTYVILLE, III. (UP)-Joseph E. Young, 41, has followed a dream formula for success— work for a living and wait for someone to leave you a million dollars. Young did even belter. His aunt. Mrs. Henrietla Lea, Delroit, left him $1,300,000. And there were times, he said, when he doubted she was even interested in him. Young, a production engineer who jived from paychecl: to paycheck" with his wife, Catherine, in a remodeled farm house, had no idea he would be named sole heir to Mrs. Lea's fortune. Mrs, Young said the windfall won't change their lives, except now they'll be able to set up a trust fund for their three daughters. Council Discusses Service Officer Tlie proposed appointment of a county service officer by the county commissioners was dismissed by the Cass county Veterans council at its regular monthly meeting Thursday evening at Memorial home. The next .meeting of the council is scheduled January 16. HUBERT . ' -~~~*^ - - iy :-: : : :; . : ::-. © 1?57, Kiflg Feature SyndVaiiyini:',' Wo'rid'rights'rgen-cd. "Come look what just arrived from an office party witb- an alibi, white you were worried sick, dear!"

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