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PAGE FOUR THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPORT, INDIANA SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1SSI Editorials... License Service By Mail These Days George E. SOKOLSKY "God Rest Ye, Merrie Gentlemen The new plan, recently announced, whereby motorists can order their automobile license plates by mail is one which should be welcomed heartily by all drivers. The plan should eventually result in the elimination of the long periods of waiting in line to get plates .each year, and the state Bureau of Motor Vehicles is certainly deserving of commendation for simplifying the procedure. The vast majority of people can now buy their plates by mail under the following conditions: The car owner must sign the form where indicated, as well as filling in the county and township of residence and the date the vehicle was purchased. The question on license plate suspension or revocation must also be answered. The application need not be notarized when sent by mail, but the personal property and poll tax receipt, bearing the county treasurer's stamp certify, ing that no other taxes are due, must accompany the form. The receipt will be. returned with the new license plates. Owners must send a certified check or money order to' include the license fee, shown on the application form; the branch service charge of 50 cents; and an additional 50 cents to cover mailing charges. It will take full public cooperation to make the mail-order procedure successful. Every owner should check his registration form to insure that the form is for the vehicle for which he is getting the plate, and not for another one. If the owner has changed cars, the correct registration papers must be taken to the license bureau to have a new form prepared. All mail applications must be mailed in sufficient time to permit processing and mailing of plates before the official deadline. There are likely to be misunderstandings and mistakes this first year of the mail-order process, but in a short time, the practice will become as simple as paying a bill by check through the mails. So They Say We have lost an important battle in "technology to Russ ; .a. . . . But a lost battle is not a defeat, it is a challenge for America to respond with her best efforts. There were no Bepublicans and no Democrats after Pearl Harbor. —Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson (D-Tex.), heading Senate inquiry into missile program. * * # The ability to survive cannot be summoned while bombs are falling or created after an attack. It must be built into our daily thinking and living well in advance. —Federal Civil Defense Administrator Leo A Heoffh * * * Pals and chums are easy for children' to find. Parents are a rarity. —Dr. Ralph R. Greenson, Beverly Hills, Cal., psychoanalyst, warning against "pal" parenthood. * * * Europe reminds me of a man who has grown accustomed to swimming with waterwings and cannot now realize that he is capable without them. —George F. Kennan. former U.S. ambassador to Russia. QUESTIONS AND. ANSWERS Q—How long have Gregg and Piiman shorthand 'been used? A—The Gregg method was invented by John Gregg in 1388. Isaac Pitrr.an, an Englishman, invented the first system of shorthand in the 1830's. * S5 !* Q—Is "Robinson Crusoe" a true story? A—Daniel Defoe's '"Robinson Crusoe" is fiction and was based on actual events only to a slight extent. 5 * If. Q—What state is popularly called the "Empire State of the South''? A—Georgia. :> =1 51 A—The Imperial State Crown of Great Britain. In the center LITTLE LJZ &-3T Just because a woman fives in o ranch house doesn't mean she's at home on the range «"»« is the 317-carat Cullinan H diamond, second largest in the world. 3 :> « Q—Which is the most valuable crown in existence? a a -a Q-JDoes any species of bird have teeth? A—No. CARNIVAL T.M.It >z .U.S. PM.OH, © 1957 by NEA Sirvrcc. Inc. "Miss Gregory, could I borrow one of your shepherds cr wise men to help me change a tire?" UNIVERSAL CHAUVINISM Whenever I am among foreigners Europeans, Asiatics, Africans, Latin Americans, I am among intense nationalists. They all are excited about their particular country and extol its special -virtues. However, to speak of the United .States of America as a nation, to say that it needs to be defended, to believe that it posesses special virtues — these seem to be sins. Most of the Americans present become embarrassed, as though one were, referring to an old grandfather who could . no longer control his nervous system. Some even ' openly _ apologize for the crudeness of matching someone . else's chauvjuiism by proclaiming American chauvinism. How vulger can you be!. There is a mood about Russia that I have long observed.. It started way back in 1917 and it continues to this day. Those in such a mood say: it is wrong to confuse Russians with communists. The communists have governed Russia for 40 years, but the Russians hate them! The Russians would have got rid of.the communists but they are afraid that . foreigners will conquer-their country; therefore, they have submitted to Lenin and Trotzky, to Stalin, and now to Khrushchev. BUT SOON, ANY DAY (it has •been so since 1917) they, the Russian intelligentzia, youth, .peasants, laborers (take your choice), will rise up, rid the world of the -communist beasts, and there will be peace and good will upon earth. This is the oldest line about Soviet Russia. I heard it in 1917-18 from John Reed and Raymond Robins; I heard it when I lived in China and Bonodin was trying to conquer that country; I heard it in 1933 when Litvinov was winning recognition for Russia from Franklin D. Roosevelt; I heard it from the White Russians who had run away during the Russian revolution and who, having settled in various countries and having restored their •aristocratic lineage, hated the communists (tA whom they referred as Jews) But loved Russia and grew ecstatic even with SUalin (who was not a Russian but a Georgian), when he became an ally (it was a foul trick) during World War II. Now, IT POPS UP again and one is given a big dose of circumstantial leads to believe that just because Hungary and Poland talked up to Khrushchev! The Kremlin crowd is on the brink of defeat and the communists world on the verge of dissolution and that all we need to do is wait for the Russian people to rise up in their might and they will send Khrushchev orbiting in a Sputnik. The argument goes that the Hungarian revolt was a success but that Soviet Russia suppressed it. The logic does not present itself, but do you want logic, too?. THE SENTIMENTAL motion is that the communist party control- over Soviet Russia will be ended in a short time because the Hungarian revolt did not fail but was suppressed. Does that mean that the United States should disarm, put its stockpiles of bombs into the ocean, give up its bases everywhere, stop its missiles and rockets developments and jovially wait for the nesv Russian revolution to put Khrushchev in a Sputnik and aim the Sputnik at us? It is a risky thought and those who go about the country promising the United States a revolution in Moscow in a few years are promising more than they can produce. Furthermore, how does anyone know that such a revolution, if it occurred, would not produce Napaleonism rather than peace? How do we know that Khrushchev might not be replaced by some general who would use the enthusiasm' of the moment toen- gage upon a world-wide campaign of conquest? How do we know that Khrushchev's ally, Mao Tze- Tung, would not rally forces that would be worse than what we face today? I FEAR THAT the sentimental line is a dangerous one because Americans are a peace-loving people who hate war and would. prefer to think well of their neighbors and particularly of former allies. It is such an argument which encouraged the mammas to make'such a fuss about bringing the boys home for Christmas in 1945-6, scaring members cE Congress into the premature disbanding of American forces after Warld War E. A better and truer position is to keep our powder dry and to THE SUNDAY PHAROS - TRIBUNE and LOGANSPOKT PRESS Published each Sunday by th» Pharos-Tribune and Press, 517 E. Broadway. Logansport, Indiana, Entered as second class mailat tne Postoffico a,t Logansport. Indiana, under the act ot Marcli 8. The Fharos-Tribune-est. l^t The Press-est. 1021 The Sunday Pharos-Tribuno and JLog-ansport Press, IGc per copy The Pharos-Tribune, evening-s and Sunday. 35c per week by carrier The Log-ansport Press, mornings and Sunday, 35c per week by carrier. The Pharos-Tribune, the Lo- g-ansport Press, and the Sunday Pharos-Tribune and Loeransport Press. 65c per week by carrier. By mail on rural routes in Cass Carroll. Fulton, Pulaslci, Miami and White counties, each paper 510.00 per year. Outside trading area and. within Indiana, $11.00 per year; outside Indiana, $18.00 per year. All mail subscriptions payable in advance. No mall subscriptions sold wh«ra carrier service is maintained. 114 National Advertising Representatives: , Inland Newspaper Representative* WALTER WINCHELL On Broadway New York Heartbeat Silhouettes: Irene Dunne, one oi Hollywood's most beautiful and dignified ads, battling the 42nd Street weather near the U.N. She is now a United Nations dollegate . . . Jazzman Dizzy Gillespie, His real name is John Birke Gillespie . . . Author Truman Capote, who has changed his hair-do. No longer features bangs . . . Dolores Gray and mother a mong the 5th Ave-j nue holiday shoppers . . . Coun Baste, the Bird land maestro, who] is fifty Ibs. light er via his own diet: Off likkerj and on s t c a k s .' Former champion; Joe Louis shelved 45 Ibs. doing it ... FDR's widder who reported . Jy was ashed how many free house seats she'd like for the premiere of the new play about FDR '. . . "Forty," she replied without blinking. Sallies In Our Alley: Two out- of-towmers, enjoying a glimpse of New York, asked the cabbie: "Whatever, happened to the 3rd Avenue 'L'?" ... To which he shrugged: "Wotz the difference? Even if it wuz still here they'd prob'ly be on strike" . . . Groucho Marx at the "Peyton Place" party describing a clyumist: "You look like a corrupt Santa Glaus." Angelo PATRI Young People Need Fun, Not Liquor Holiday parties are part of the holiday doings. Young people are home from college and enjoy getting together with friends from whom they have been separated for several months. That is quite as it should be. Friends are'im- portant to. happy and successful living and must be cultivated. Parties are just the things to keep friendships alive and active. There are certain 1 things that must be respected in this party time. Usually the get-togethers are held in the evening at the house of one of the group. There will be music and dancing and refreshments. Usually there will be punch. Sensible people, careful of the young ones under their roofs, make this punch of fruit juices and ginger ale. Some of the young people, anxious to show their sophistication and adulthood, insist that the punch be "spiked" with liquor. That i sdangerous. Cars have no brains. They have swift working engines that have great power but no direction. The direction must be given by a firm strong hand that is guided by a fast-working brain. Brains only work fast when they are fresh and clear. Once they are clouded by fatigue and alcohol they work netiher accurately nor swiftly. Then the engine is in control arid the terrible accident nobody expected happens. The cars are usually driven by the boys. Knowing that he will have the lives of two or three people, or maybe just the one girl nearest the heart in his hand, he should acknowledge his responsibility by a thoughtful and protective care of his passengers and do this by refusing any alcoholic drink whatever. And the girls should be first to support this. The girfs at the party have great influence over their escorts. If they whisper a word of caution about this before hand, on the way to the party, or even before that, and they and their escorts agree that there will be no drinking, everybody is safe. Considering the risk of not doing this and the dangerous results which could follow, this could be a very wise provision. Sometimes a boy, in spite of be ready to snoot it out with' anybody who wants to subdue this country. Drew PEARSON Washington Merry-Go-Round Editor's Note: While Drew Pearson is taking the Harlem Globetrotters on a good-will tour of North Africa! hi? column is being written by his associate, Jack Anderson, whose second dispatch is from tlie Guided Missile Testing Center at Cape Canaveral, Fla.) Jack Anderson Says: Canaveral secrecy hides shocking waste and inefficiency; Pan American helps Uncle Sam make mistakes; dedicated range bosses struggle valiantly. Cape Canaveral, Fla.—Disturbing facts about watse, mismanagement, and inefficiency have been swept under the secrecy label that •has been slapped across the missile testing operations at Cape Canaveral. These facts are better hidden than the missile secrets security regulations ars supposed to protect. However here are a few embarrassing incidents the top brass has tried to hush up: . The Air Ftrce wound several thousand miles of plastic cable around Cape Canaveral in 1950 51. The Florida dampness easily seeped through it, shortcircuiting the vital testing communications network. Result: The whole tangled maze has now been replaced at a cost of millions. 2. A gleaming yellow technical lab has just been completed at Patrick Air Force Base, which, administers the test center. Before the technical experts were warnings or agreements, breaks down under the host's persuasion and drinks. When this happens the girl who is involved in the situation should refuse to go home in the car with him if he drives. Another thing, young people should tell their parents what hour to expect them home and they should hold to that strictly, because their parents, knowing the possibilities of such parties, are sitting up waiting for them. There is no use in saying to the family that they ought to go to bed. They can't while the children are out. Young people should remember that to their parents they are still children, ' , Learning to read is not easy for all children. For those who have difficulty, Dr. Patri has written a helpful leaflet P-31, "Poor Readers." To obtain a copy, send 10 cents in coin to him, c/o this paper, P.O. Box 99, Station G, New York 19, N. Y. (Released by The Bell Syndicate, Inc.) LAFF-A-DAY . 0 1«I. KING FEATURES SYNDICATE. Ire, WOULD MGHT5 RESERVED + ' "Okay! Okay! I'll write notes for «v«rybody!" through inspecting it, they had ordered revisions that will cost an estimated $800,000. 3. Last October, the Air Force ordered all overtime abolished and a 5 per cent personnel' slash at the Test Center. This economy was'carried out despite the launching of the First Soviet Sputnik on October 4 and the earlier test of the Russian Intercontinental Ballistic Missile. Several key men were fired wlio still haven't been hired back. 4. During this austerity, Patrick's Brass Hats sent a C-54 to Trinidad to pick up Calypso entertainers for their officers club. 'The plane developed motor trouble over the Dominican Republic, and the crew spent a seven-day holiday waiting for ai'other C-54 to be flown down. In the second plane, they picked up the Calypso troupe and later flew them back to Trinidad. "Rust In Peace" 5. The 'supply system for the missile range is so gummed up that requisitions often aren't filled for several months. There are 67 different requisition forms, and no supply officer is familiar with all of them. Examples: It took 18 months to fill requisition No. 62536 for a sandblast machine and No. 9330 for dish racks, 12 months to fill requisition No. 93450 for a steam table and Nos. 79888, 65662, and 79869 for air-conditioniing equipment. [ 6. The missile outpost on bleak, cinder-topped ascension island waited seven months for such basic supplies as soap. But they got two huge packing crates containing lawnmowers, though there isn't a blade of grass on the island. They assembled the mowers as monuments and hung a sign over them, declaring: "Rust in Peace." 7. A requisition for fuel oil for ascension mysteriously misplaced. Fortunately, a Navy tanker was diverted to the island in time to 'keep the vital station from being shut down. Meanwhile, both the original requisition and a substitute showed up, so a double supply was shipped off routinely. 8. A ?2,000,OOQ Thor missile was destroyed by mistake because a careless technician crossed the wrong wires in the Dovap system. This shows the ground officer whether fee missile is on course. The second firing of the big 1,200- mile Thor headed over the Atlantic on a perfect course. But the crossed wires, made it appear to be looping in the opposite direction toward Orlando ' The safety officer frantically pushed the destroy button. 9. An officer test of the Vanguard rocket had to be "scrubbed" (postponed) because the ground crew couldn't pump alcohol into the missite. They tinkered with the pump for eight hours before they discovered, too late, that the pump motor simply had run out of gas. Pan AM The Boss 10. Last summer, six $10,000 recorders were stacked at the test center upside down. Oil drained from the motors, almost ruining them. A strict warning was issued not to let it happen again. Four months later, six more recorders were stacked upside down. Much of the mismanagement can be traced to Pan American Airways, 'which occupies the unlikely role of range boss riding herd on Uncle Sam's 5,000-mile missile testing range. .The airline operates the range stations and the picket ships that stretch across the south 'Atlantic. • This juicy contract was parly a political payoff to a generous contributor from the chief GOP money raiser in the 1952 campaign, Harold Talbott, who served briefly as Air Force Secretary and awarded the contract to Pan AM on-July 21, 1953. Talbott told Air Force subordinates frankly that, on the advice of Pan AM, he frequently consulted promoter Tim Mclnery, a Pan AM man-about- Washington. For running the range and servicing missiles, Pan AM collects a yearly million-dollar fee plus Tempus Fugit? Vignettes: Mrs. Steve Allen writes: "Thanks so much for the lovely telegram about our baby. Steve said he'had such a nice- visit with you on the plane to the Cpast. He meant to tell you that his scrapbook contains a clipping from your column written 35 years ago—about Steve's birth. You must have known his parents, Belle Montrose and Billy Allen" . . . Scene: Hotel lobby mail desk: Tap on shoulder by lovely young lady: "Hello, Mr. Winchell. I'm Shirley Temple" . . . "Hcrwdooyoodoo, Krs. Biack? I haven't seen you since you were a very little girl." Memos of a -Mldnighter: The Rock Hudsons splituation didden surprise (he "Farewell to Arms" cast. When the star left Rome lie rented bachelor quarters saying: "I'll be back in a few months" . .. . Don't invite Prince Rainier and Gyp, the Blood to the same pardee . . . Sunny Gale's new recording ("A Meeting of the Eyes") is ackchelly an updated version of the oldie, "Dry Bones" . . . There are fewer sidewalk Santas this year than in any Broadway season . . . Elvis Presley will pay more income tax this year than all his knockers put togedda . . . Thrush Thclma Carpenter (a large click in Rome) is the favorite pashtime of Count Paulino Caspcra . . . The Empah Room at the Waldorf will have the highest New Year's Eve tariff. A mere $75 per pair. Big Town Novelet: He is a combination actor-Casanova . . . He was seeking a way to unload a beauty—when he met a 'long- 'time pal he hadn't seen for weeks . . . The pal berated him for "never.introducing me to any of your dolls" . - "No sooner said than done," chuckled our hero. "I'll break my date with a honey for tonight and set it up for you" . . . The pal and gal dated and a genuine romance bloomed . ; . They are now engaged . . . Several months elapsed. . . The actor-Lothario encountered' this old pal again. :. .This time the buddy hauled off and flattened him. . . "Are you nuts?" asked the flabbergasted iiam, "I thawt costs and is learning the missile business at government expense. To quote the Company's own boast "When guided missiles open the way for space travel, Pan AM's guided missiles range division may emerge as the pioneer of commercial space lines." Note: This column interviewed Maj. Gen. Donald Yates, commander of the test center, and Dick Mitchell, Pan AM vice president' in 'charge of the missile range. Both are dedicated men who are struggling mightily to keep our missiles soarinng. Yet all their reports haven't got the center running at peak efficiency. For the free world's sake, it is essentiial that Cape Canaveral be the most efficient base in the country. you were happy with her!" .- . . "I am!" was the hysterical reply, "but I can't stand, the torture of knowing she knew you!" Cast of Characters: Jo Van Fleet of "Look Homeward, Angel" arrives at the theater 3 hours before asbestos-time—just to get in the. mood . . .Carol Lawrence (heroine of "West Side Story") is a weeper on cue. She can cry you a river and does twice each jierf. . .Steve Lawrence, the songster, who auth'd a mag article titled "Why I've remained a Bachelor."' He's all of 22. . . Eddie Fisher (who is no Kim, Marilyn or Jayne) has been on 71 mag covers in the past 2 years. . . . The most decorated woman in the- world—Mama Laura—boss of an eatery on East 53th. She wears a frock on which is pinned more than 1000 medals . . .All gifts from soldiers (privates to generals) since '41. Manhattan Murals: .The Salvation Army band played in front of a 5th Avenue store famed for milady's finery. The little band has to fight the cries of "Passem by! Passem by!" chorus'd by pickets . . .The real live pretties in Christmas costumes doing fancy spins on the Teal skating ring in (he window of the Manhattan Savings Bank (Madison and 47th) . . . The fast-changing Manhattan skyscraper-skyline . . . Good riddance to the ugliness of the recent Roseland and Manhattan storage buildings ... The holiday doll house in the window of the N. Y. Savings Bank at Rockefeller Center. Times Square Confetti: The Dept. of Justice chief CWm. Rogers) told friends v tlie - Gov't will start a campaign to. de-emphasize the glamor of sports and play up educational and scientific news . . . Ann Conway, the blonderful hatchick at Maurice, could stand in for Kim Novak. Same silhouette ... . Telegram from Patrolmen's Benevolent Ass'n: "Your 24,100 policemen and their families would appreciate your mentioning their emergency role in just settled transit strike. They worked 12-hour tours, they lost their days off, got no overtime or bonus pay as the non-striking subway workers got. Some fun, Walter!" . . . Eastside swishes have a "secret matrimo- nafl bureau" on 3rd in the 50s . . . We'll wager "Two Cigarettes in the Dark" will be remembered long after the new "Silhouettes" (a rocknroll hit) is forgotten . . . Sign spotted on a 67th Street pediatrician's door: "Out to wunch. Back at fwee-firty." Santapplause: "Down In The Depths," the new night club starring Don Adams and songstress Isobel Robbins . . . Tony Bennett's new album, "Beat of My Heart" . . . Don Elliott's latest album (due shortly) does all six voices plus the instruments . . . Peter La Rotanda's crew at the Eden Roc . . . Me'rv Griffin's "Horning Bird" hit. Broadway Owi: "The Honey moon Is Over" ditty from the upcoming musigal, "Body Beautiful," wilZ stay in your ears . . . Novelty for party-givers: Personalized fortune cookies that contain any message you order . . . Channa Eden, leading lady of Schulberg's film, "Across the Everglades," is Israeli actress Hilda Messinnger . . . Radio dead? NBC and Mutual will raise rates for advertisers in '53 ... Movie star Jack Lemmon enjoys a tall rating on and off stage-and-screen . . . Pinky Lee, a TV rage not long ago, is depressed about bis future in show biz. The next booking is for three weeks in Vegas—next July." He put .most of his fortune ($220,000) into a H'wood mansion instead of a bank . . . When .Peggy Maley finished an emotional scene for a "Winchell File" Desi- lu film the targe cast and crew broke into hefty cheers and applause. Sound In The Night: At the Doria: "She kisses like an Edsel" . . . At the Little Club:' "One thing failure lias over success. You don't have to share it with anyone" ... At the Copa: "Broadway knockers never rap anybody they wouldn't swap places with" . . . At Lindy's: "Typical nothing. One of the Broadwee set" ... At the Mimrmar: "Rare as a kept woman's laughter." HUBERT g Features Syndicate, Inc., Worl4 rights reserved "The Light Company phoned and said to please call them when you're through fooling around, and they'!try and turn th« town current bock on."