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PAGE FOUR THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPORT, INDIANA SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22,1357 Editorials.., License Service By Mail 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 elimin- . ation 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 indicat- :• ed, 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 re. ceipt, 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 appli- ; cation 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 Russia. . . . But a lost battle is not a defeat, it is a challenge for America to respond with her best efforts. There were no Republicans 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. Heogh. * * * 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. Kennau, former U.S. ambassador to Russia. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Q—How long 1 have Gregg and Pitman shorthand been used? • A—The Gregg method was invented by John Gregg in 1888. Isaac Pitman, an Englishman, invented the first system of shorthand in the 1830's. a s » 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. * * # Q—What state is popularly called the "Empire State of the South"? A—Georgia. 4 « « A—The Imperial State Crown of Great Britain. In the center LITTLE Just because a woman lives in a ranch house doesn't mean she s at home on the range. •""• is the 317-carat Cullinan II diamond, second largest in the world. » » « Q—Which is the most valuable crown in existence? 4 4 ii> Q—(Does any species of bird have teeth? A—No. CARNIVAL . T.M. KIJ. U.S. Ptl. Off, 1957 by SEA Sirrlct. Inc. "Mis: Gregory, could I borrow one of your shepherds or wise men to help me change a tire?" George E. SOKOLSKY These Days UNIVERSAL i 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 chauvinism 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 191'. 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 (to whom they referred as Jews) but loved Russia and grew ecstatic even with Ralin (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 o£ 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? TIIE 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 new 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 oE Congress into the premature disbanding oE American forces after Warld War U. 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No mail subscriptions sold where carrier service Is maintained. inn 114 National Advertising Representatives: Inland Newspaper Representative ''God Rest Ye, Merrie Gentlemen WALTER WINCHELL On Broadway New York Heartbeat you were happy with her!" . . . "I am!" was the hysterical reply, Silhouettes: Irene Dunne, one of "but I can't stand the torture of Hollywood's most beautiful and dig- knowing she knew you!" nified ads, battling the 42nd Street weather near the U.N. She is now Cast of Characters: Jo Van a United Nations dollegatc . . . Fleet of "Look Homeward, Ansel" Jazzman Dizzy Gillespie, His real arrives at the theater 3 hours be„.,„,„ •„ !„!,,, Ri,-i-« r.iiiP.nin . . . fore asbcstos-time-just to get in the mood . . .Carol Lawrence (heroine of "West Side Story") is name is John Birke Author Truman Capote, who has changed his hair-do. No longer features bangs . . . Dolores Gray a weeper on cue. She can cry and mother morig the 5th Avenue holiday shoppers . . . Count Basic, the Birdland maestro, who is fifty Ibs. lighter via his o w n diet: Off likker and on steaks. Former champion Joe Louis shelved you a river and does twice e:icii perf. . .Steve Lawrence, the songster, who aulh'd a mag article 'dtled "Why I've remained a Bachelor." He's all of 22. . . Kddio Fisher (who i.i no Kim, Marilyn or Jaync) has been on 71 mas covers in the past 2 years. . . . The most decorated woman in the world—Mama Laura—boss of an eatery on East 58th. She wears a frock on which is pinned more than 3000 jnedals , . .All gifts 45 Ibs. d o i n g i( . . . FDR's widder who reported from soldiers (privates to gener- ly was asked liow many free a ' s ' since '41. house seals she'd like for the pre- micre of Ihe new play about FDR Manhattan Murals: .The Salva. . . "Forly," she replied without Won Anny band played in front blinking. "f a Slh Avenue store famed for milady's finery. The little band Sallies In Our Alley: Two out- "as to fight tlic cries of -Passem of-towners, enjoying a giim-pse of >>y! Passem by!" chorus'd by New York, asked Ihe cabbie: J'iekets . . .The real live prclUes "Wliatcver happened to (he 3rd in Christmas costumes doing fancy Avenue 'L'?" ... To which he spins on the real skating ring in shrugged: "Wotz the difference? 'lie window of the Manhattan Even if it wuz still here they'd Savings Bank (Madison and 47th) prob'ly be on strike" . . . Groucho • . • The fast-changing Manhattan Marx at the "Peyton Place" par- nhyscrapcr-skyline . . . Good rid- ly describing a clyumisl: "You dance (o the ugliness of the recent look like a corrupt Santa Clans." Roseland and Manhattan storage buildings . . . The holiday doll Tcmpiis Fusils Vignettes: Mrs. house in the wirdow of (he N. Y. Steve Allen writes: "Thanks so Savings Bank at Rockefeller Ccn- much for the ' lovely telegram a- ter. bout our baby. Steve said he had Times Square Confetti: The through inspecting it, they had suc h a nice visit with you on the Dept. of Justice chief (Win. Ro^ordered revisions that will cost an p : ane to Hie Coasl. He meant to ors) (old friends the Gov't will estimated $800,000. . tell you that his scrapbook con- start a campaign to de-emphasize 3. Last October, the Air Force tains a dipping from your column the glamor of sports and play up ordered all overtime abolished and written 35 years ago—about Sieve's educational and scientific news a 5 per cent personnel slash at birth. You must have known his _ _ . Ann Conway, the Wonderful the Test Center. This economy parents, Belle Monlrose and Billy hatchick at Maurice, could stand in was carried out despite the launch- Allen" . . . Scene: Hotel lobby f or Kim N'ovak. Same silhouette Editor's Note: While Drew ing of the First Soviet Sputnik on mail de.sk: Tap on shoulder by _ . t Telegram from Patrolmen's Pearson is taking the Harlem October 4 and the earlier test of lovely young lady: "Hello, Mr. Benevolent Ass'n: "Your 24.100 po- I I sill rip Globetrollcrs on a good-will tour the Russian Intercontinental Bal- Wineholl. I'm Shirtey Temple" ]j c emon and their families would LIQUOr of North Africa, his column is be- listic Missile. Several key men . . , "Hmvdooyoodoo, Mrs. Black? appreciate your mentioning their * ing written by his associate, Jack were Eired who still haven't been I haven't seen you since you were emergency. role in just .sallied Holiday parties are part of the Anderson, whose second dispatch hired back. a very liltle girl." transit strike. They worked 12-hour holiday doings. Young people are ( s from the Guided Missile Test- 4. During this austerity, Pat- tours, they lost their days off, srol home from college and enjoy get- in g €enlcr at Cape Canaveral, r j c k. fs Brass Hats sent a C-54 to Mcmos of a Midnighter: The no overtime or bonus pay as the ting together with friends from F'a-) Trinidad to pic 1 ,: up Calypso enter- Rock Hudsons splituation didden non-striking subway workers pot. whom they have been separated Jack Anderson Says: Canavcr- tainers for their officers club, surprise the "Farewell to Arms" Some fun, Walter!" . . . Kaslside for several months That is quite al secrecy hides shocking waste The plane developed motor trouble cast. When the star left Rome he swishes have a "secret matrimo- as it should be Fr'ends are im- and inefficiency; Pan American over the Dominican Republic, and rented bachelor quarters saying: nail bureau" on 3rd in the SOs portant to happy and successful hc 'P s Unclc Sam make mistakes; the crew spent a seven-day holiday. "I'll be back in a few months" _ _ _ We 'n wagcr " Two Cigarettes living and must be cultivated Par- dedicated range bosses struggle waiting for another C-54 to be ... Don't invite Prince Rainier jn ( ,, e Dal . k .. u .j], )3e remembered ties are just the things to' keep valiantly. fl own <j own . i n the second plane, and Gyp, the Blood to Ihe same lorg afte , lne new "Silhouettes" friendships alive and active Cape Canaveral, Fla.—Disturb- they picked up the Calypso troupe pardee . . . Sunny Gale's new re- (a TOC: knro".l hit) is forgotten , . . Thorn aro fortair. thinns thnl- in g facts about watse, mismanage- and later flew them back to Trin- cording ("A Meeting of (he Eyes") si ,, n spo( [ c< ] on a r ,7lb Slreot pc- inere are certain wings inai ^ ^ ^ uicie bave been _ w d j s ackchelly an updated version of aialrician's door: "Out to wuiich. must be respected m this party > tllc o](lle> .. Dry Bones ,, . . . Tncre f wee .f irt y.'- how'-Y^KSnlnfWp L^ '^s been slapped across the mis- 6. The supply system for the are f««r sidewalk Santas this held in the evening at the house ^ testj <, perat i ons at cape missile range is so gummed up year than in any Broadway season Salltap|) , ausc: » Dmvn i n The of one of the group. Tnere will be Canaverali that requisitions often aren't filled • . . Elvis Presley.will pay more De ptiis," the new niaht club slar- These facts are better hidden I™ several months. There are 67 income tax this year than all Jus rins Don Adams and sonsstress Angela PATRI Young People Need Fun, Not Liuor Drew PEARSON Washington Merry-Go-Round music and dancing and refreshments. Usually there will be ments. usuauy mere wiu oe (.„*„"„ ™^ ^-3™^ ^r" different requisition forms, and no knockers put logedda . . .Thrush Isolx>) ^^^ . _ . Toay Ben . punch. Sens.ble people, careful of _™" ™® f 3S ?' * "",, St ^ ™ supply officer is familiar with all Thelma Carpenter (a large click noliv . new a]bum .. Bcal ot My the young ones under their roofs, re s ula ^^ here are a few of' them. Examples: It took 18 in Rome) is the favorite pashlime Hearl> , . . . Don Elliott's latest make this punch of fruit juices ^^"wine- inciripntr tho tan mont ' ns to £iu requisition No. of Count Paulino Caspcra . . . The album , due shortly) does a u six and ginger ale. Some of the young inciden i the too i new ents Me top . for a sandblast machi ne and Empah Room at the Waldorf will voicc _ s ]us tne instrumon ,. s . . . up - No _ 9330 f or dish racks, 12 months have lite highest New Year's Eve Pc|er L Rwanda's crew at the . The Air Ftrce wound several to m requ ; s iti on No. 93450 for a tariff. A mere S75 per pair. Edon Roc people, anxious to show their so- Dra " " L " a - lo nuM ' phistication and adulthood, insist . that the punch be "spiked" with thousand miles of plastic cable steam tab)e and Nos mm ^ G5G62 , Big Towl , Novelet: He is a "Homing Bird" hit liquor. That i sdangerous. around Cape Canaveral in 1950 - and TO869 for air-conditioniing combination aclor-Casanova . . . Cars have no brains. They have 51 ' The Florida dampness easily e q u ; pmcn t He wa ,. see king a way to unload " ' "™'™'™ Merv Griffin's Broadway Owi: "The Honey moon Is Over" ditty from the upcoming mnsigal, "Body licauli- direction must be'given by a firm I 1 "*, 1 "?' """luis nnw^oon"^ waited seven months for such basic . . . The pa', berated him for M » wi n s ( a y in your ears . . . strong hand that is guided by a t ° ng - ea ; naze '"as now oeen re- ^pp^e,. as soap Bu t \^ ey go t two "never introducing me to any of Novelty for party-givers: Person- fast-working brain. Brains only p , ce r *, * ^1 ,»ii3 tf^r^,! hu S e Packing crates containing your dolls" . . "No sooner said a!ize( i fortune cookies that contain .u u./ 1™ iL- _™_"." ?J lawnmowers, though there isn't a than done," chuckled our hero. any message you order . . . Chan- swift working engines that have ?vf,Vi t «rV m,, > iv, 6. The missile outpost on bleak, a beauty-when. he met a long- great power but no direction. The jf^jf 1 He?ult- The wholl cin ^r-topped ascension island time pal he hadn't seen for weeks Sev- and Mutual will raise rates for ad- vcrtisers in '58 ... Movie star .Tack Lcmmon enjoys a tall rating on and off stagc-and-screen the te-rible accident nobody ex- . ... 7. A requisition for fuel oil for They are now engaged pected happens warnings or agreements, breaks ascension mysteriously misplaced, eral months elapsed. ..The Th P cars a™ iKiisllv rlrivon bv T\"", ,S. S host s persuasion For t un ately, a Navy tanker was actor-Lothario encountered this The cars are usual y driven by and drlnks _ men this nappens the diverted to ' the ^ land .„ time to old ?al again ^. . This time lhe __^ __ ____ _ uie coys Anowmg inai ne wm glr i wno IS lnv olved in the situation i :eep th e .vital station from being buddy hauled off and flattened . . . pinky Lee. a TV rage not long have the lives otwo or tnree peo- s h ou ld refuse to go home in the s h u t down Meanwhile both the him. , . "Arc you nuts?" asked ago, is depressed about Ms future pie, or mayBe just the one gin car w ; t h him if he drives. original requisition and a substi- the flabbergasted ham. "I tliawt in show biz. The next booking is nearest the heart m ms hand, ne Another thing, young people tute showed up, so a double supply for three weeks in Vegas—next should acknowledge his responsi- should te]1 their parents wna t hour was shipped off routinely. • cos ts and is learning the missile July. He put most of his fortune bility by a thoughttul and pro.ec- to , 6xp e c t them home and they 8. A $2,000,000 Thor missile was business at government expense. ($220,000) into a H'wood mansion live care of nis passengers and do should hold to that strictly, be- destroyed by mistake because a TO quote the Company's own instead of a bank ... When Peg- this by refusing any alcoholic drink cause their parents, knowing the careless technician crossed the boast "When guided missiles open gy Malcy finished an emolionaJ whatever. And the girls should be possibilities of such parties, are wrong wires in the Dovap system, the way for space travel, Pan scene for a "WinchcII File" Dcsi- first to support this. sitting up waiting for them. There This shows the ground officer AM's guided missiles range divi- lu film the. large cast and crew The girls at the party have great is no use in saying to the family whether the missile is on course. S j 0 n may emerge as the pioneer of broke into licfty cheers and ap- influence over their escorts. If they that they ought to go to bed. They The second firing of the big 1,200- commercial space lines." platise. whisper a word of caution about can't while the children are out. m il e Thor headed over the Atlan-. Note: This column interviewed tiiis before hand, on the way to Young people should remember tic on a perfect course. But the jfaj. Gen. Donald Yates, eomman- Sound In The N'ighf: -At the Dorthe party, or even before that, and that to their parents they are still crossed wires made it appear to der of the test center, and Dick ia: "She kisses like an Edsel" . . . they and their escorts agree that children. ** looping in the opposite direc- Mitchell, Pan AM vice president At the Little Club: "One thing there will be no drinking, every- ^ on toward Orlando. The safety^ ; n charge of Uie missile range, failure has over success. You body is safe. Considering the risk Learning to read is not easy for ot£icer frantically pushed the des-* Both are dedicated men who are don't have to share it with any- of not doing this and the danger- all children. For those who have fcroy but t°n-. struggling mightily to keep our one" ... At the Copa: "Broadway ous results which could follow, difficulty, Dr. Patri has written a 9 - An ?"? c . er .^ of , Lle , , Va , 1 ?." missiles soarinng. Yet all their knockers never rap anybody they this could be a very wise provi- helpful leaflet P-31, "Poor Rcad- sion. Sometimes , , , , . rocket had to be scrubbed reports haven't got the center run- ers." To obtain a boy, in spite of cents in coin — er, P.O. BOJ be ready to shoot it out with any- York 19, N. Y. body who wants to subdue this (Released by The Bell country.. Syndicate, Inc.) LAFF-A-DAY ain a 'CODV send 10 ( P° st P° ned > ' because the ground n j ng a t peak efficiency. For the At Li to him c/o this nan crew couldn ' t P um P alcohol into f ree world's sake, it is essentiial of UK 99 station' G N™ the missile. They tinkered with the that Cape Canaveral be the most Mimr: , «, «LW pump for eight hours before they efficient base in the countrv. man's wouldn't swap places with" Lindy's: "Typical nothing. One the Broadwee sol" ... At the "Okay! Okay! I'll write notes for averybodyS* 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 tihe 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 pa Uncle Sam's 5,OOfl-mHe 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 payo/f 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-abo'ut- Washington. For running the range and servicing missiles, Pan AM collects A yearly million-dollar fee plus base in the country. man's laughter." HUBERT 1 "The Light Company phoned and said to please call them when you're through fooling around, and they 1 !. try and turn the town current back on."