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THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE PROGRAM FO* looANSPorr 1. An Adtquot* Civic C*nt« 2. An Adequate S»woc» DwpwoJ Sjrjrtm S. fvfflicent Parking FacitHiu Changing Farm Ratio The more one considers that political and economic hot potato known as the farm problem, the more important seems the changing ratio between productions and acreage. There was a time when this ratio was quite stable. That is true no longer, and this fact greatly complicates questions of farm policy. The way in which this changing ratio alters farm production figures is clearly- demonstrated in the'Cepartment of Agriculture's year-end crop report. This re-, vealed that farm output this year equaled the records set in 1948 and 1956. More significant was the fact that this abundance was produced on less acreage than in any year since 1919. Several crops set new records in yield- per-acre. Favorable weather was partly responsible, but the main factor in the dwindling ratio of acreage to total production is improved farming practices. Each season, farmers are learning more about how to produce bigger crops on an acre of land. To point this out is not a mere exercise in statistics. This fact must occupy a central place in the thinking of Congress as it begins work on creation of a new and more effective national farm policy. Harmful Rivalry Every year the United States Military Academy meets the United States Naval Academy on the football field. That kind of rivalry is wholesome. But in this age of sputniks and intercontinental missiles, that is the only inter-service rivalry that deserves approval. , Vice President Nixon recently called for a full airing of inter-service rivalries. "There can be no sacred cows as far as the national defense of the United States is concerned," he declared. We hope that other national leaders feel as the vice president does. If there are high-ranking officers in our services who put pride in their own uniform above the welfare of the country, it should be made known. There is no •'place in our defense scheme for such short-sighted individuals. If ever a combined effort was called for, it is now. Despite the fact that we have seemed to lag behind the Russians In certain fields, there is no reason for despair. If we work together, putting aside selfish considerations, we can catch up. To do so we must remember that whatever else we are—management, labor, Army, Navy or Air Force—we are first of all Americans. * — " ' > ** A faily close-up photo of the moon's surface indicates that choice-home sites for erstwhile earth dwellers are not very plentiful up there. When the tax-beleagured public begins to inquire with increasing frequency "Can we afford it?" tax spenders may have to slow up—or else. IN THE PAST One Year Ago A new M-ton oil fired boiler arrived at Logansport high school and was scheduled for installation within two weeks. Miss Diane Digan, 915 Michigan avenue, returned home from Japan, where she had been a civilian employee of the Army for 28 months. Wesley Stamper, 85, of 1951 Erie avenue, died at Memorial hospital. He was a retired city employee. Carrie M. Overmyer, Rochester, died at th« age of 81. Ten Years Ago Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Burroughs, 816 West Melbourne avenue, were both burned on the hands when a coal stove in their home exploded. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. William Bowman, 624 North Third street, at St. Joseph's hospital; and to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Reutebuch, 227 Riverview street, at Memorial hospital. Logansport high school's basketball team lost to Evan$ville Central, 63-38. Carle W. Wagner, 56, president of Wagner and Surendorf, Inc., died at his hoirje, 827 High street. Twenty Years Ago Miss Edna Welty, Young America school teacher, received a broken arm when she slipped and fell on an icy pavement. • Mr. and Mrs. Edward Doyle, of Winamac, celebrated their golden wedding' anniversary. Meredith Tyner, 85, a Cass county pioneer, died at his home. 76 Eel River avenue. Logansport high school defeated South Bend Riley, 29-24. Mrs. Camelia Vogleman, 45, of Royal Center, died at St. Joseph's hospital. Fifty Years Ago A local physician stated that the large number of heart attacks were being caused by the fast living pace — autos, drinking and business pressure. Plans were being made for a polo league, consisting of Logansport and- other Indiana cities. Hulda Schroeder was married to Oscar Ver« •on at St. James Lutheran church. Dr. E. R. Taylor, a local dentist for many year*, moved bis practice to St. Henry's, Ohio. Drew Pemnon'i MERRY-GO-ROUND Drew Pearson, in Morocco, reports on his interview with King Mohammed V, th« flrit interview granted an American since the King's recent trip to America. RABAT, Morocco — King Mohammad V of Morocco granted me the first audience he has given any American since his extended tout through the United States, and during the course of the audience he asked that his special Christinas greetings be extended, through this column to the American people. The King's plane • had, touched down in Morocco i on its return from I America just a I few hours ahead! of mine, and while! I had taken the! Harlem Globe! Trotters and a pa-f triotic group ofl New York enter-l tainers on a tourf of Air Force and! Naval bases the! King had been en-] grossed in t h ( multitude of problems that had •accumulated during his three week •absence, among them the smould- ering war between his country and Spain. However, he received me on his prayer day just before riding in his coach of state behind four •black horses "to a nearby mosque for his official weekly prayers. I have interviewed two kings and one queen — the King of Greece, the King of Jordan, and the Queen of the Tonga Islands in Che South Pacific. — but this is the first time I had the distinction of being received by a king on his throne. King Mohammed sat with dignity but no personal aloofness on a low •golden throne in the small throne room just off the royal courtyard. Its walls were a mosaic of emerald colored tile, one of the most beautiful rooms I have ever seen. His majesty's pure white, flowing robes contrasted with the green of the room and fee gold ot the throne. The red Moroccan fez on his head was almost hidden by a pure white turban. It was a vastly different setting from that in the Sheraton Park Hotel in Washington where the King had patiently stood in line to greet me and two thousand other guests after his brief visit with ailing President Eisenhower. The King had been a hit shy and formal in that strange western setting. Now back in his own capital and in his own palace, he was completely at ease. Remembering this contrast I reminded his majesty that I had had ,the pleasure of meeting him in November and that WasMng'toni- ans were interested in the feet that he stuck by his convictions in cocktail-loving Washington and did not serve anything but soft drinks. "It is a principle of my faith that we do not use intoxicating liquor,'* observed the monarch, who can trace his ancestry directly back to the prophet Mohammed. "I hope that I did not inconvenience any of my guests but I could do nothing else." "On the contrary, they respected you for standing by your convictions," I told him, and then thanked him for seeing me at a time when he was so engrossed in cabinet meetings and other accumulated affairs of state." "You are the first I am able to repay for the great and many kindnesses tendered me on my trip to the United States," he said. "I have very happy to see you." "What was the chief impression you brought back from the United States?" I asked. "I was impressed with #he friendliness of the American people. They were most cordial and gracious to me, my daughter and all of my entourage. I was also impressed with the deligence of the American people, both your officials and the workers." Liked Disneyland Outside in the Palace courtyard I could hear the honor guard as- semblying, ready to escort the King to his prayers, so I did not .press him for details regarding the places he had visited and the people he had met. His aide had previously told me, however, that aside from his official contacts he probably most enjoyed visiting i> ! sneyland. He had gone back a second time to take his brother to see the wonders of that fairyland. His aide had also informed me that the King was amused LAUGH, CLOWN. LAUGH! Thursday Evening, December 26, 19ST. when Mayor George Christopher of San Francisco apologized for the fog around San Francisco Bay. He said it was unusual uhat the King was familiar with thp rivalry between San Francisco and Los Angeles. "In the past," the King told me, "my ancestors had excellent relations with the United States. Unfortunately, they were disrupted 'or a time by certain problems, but r.ow I am happy that we are close together again. I hope tlhat many American will visit Morocco and learn to know it and I hope •that you will be able to remain fcfiie for some time. How much longer will you stay?" This put me directly on the spot. The King had taken three weeks of his time tf> tour the United States. In ron- trast, 'I was spending about one week in Morocco. I explained, however, that I was taldng, the Harlem Globetrotters and- some entertainers on a tour of American bases, during the Christmas season and that our schedule had been carefully worked out in advance in Washington. "I wish you would extend through your newspapers ~ny Christmas Greetings to the American people," concluded His Majesty. "I should like to extend my greetings to all people and especially to the American people who have been so kind to me. Will you please give them that message?" Mohammed V stepped out into the courtyard and the company of ne- gro troops in pure white with red fezes, riding coal black horses, came to attention; A roll from giant African drums in the courtyard announced that the King was about to enter the gold-trimmed, crimson carriage outside As the procession moyed toward the Mosque, thousands of veiled women gave a shrill Moslem chant of approval as'the direct descendant of Mohammed moved majestically to pray. Unlike Colonel Nasser, who has no roots, in ancient Moslem faith. King Mohammed V respects and recognizes other religious faiths. He has 180,000 JeVish subjects and considers Christ one of the Prophets. This is the monarch who may be the hope of the Western World in creating better relations with the Moslem world and peace in the Near East. O\CE IS ENOUGH WORCESTER, Mass. — An elderly man appeared at the U.S. Internal Revenue Service office and produced a roll of greenbacks "lor payment o£ my quarterly estimated' *ax bill." The cashier refused the money. A check of the records showed that the man had paid bis bill in full a month previously. LAFF-A-DAY An 9 el ° Pofri New Strike Teach Child Threat for Writing of Thank Notes Christmas brings .gifts to the children of the family from rela-- lives and friends. That is what makes the day so exciting and so wonderful for them. They go to 'sleep Christmas Eve, when at last they do, wondering and hoping a- . ibout those presents. Christmas morning is just one blur of joy. "'Look what I got," echoes through the house and breakfast is forgotten in the hub-bub. The day is one joyous shout with the great dinner sandwiched between telephone calls and guests. Of course this is no day for duty chores but surely there will be time the next day to write those thank-you notes the children owe to those who thought o! them and tried to please them. The children will not think of this until their mother tells them that it must be done and the sooner the better. "Aw," said one young man of seven years, "She knows I like it. She picked it out for me, didn't she? She knows I can't write letters." A long letter is not expected from the little ones. He can write a few lines that tell his grandmother or his aunt and uncle that he liked what they sent him. If he cannot compose a sentence, and some will find it difficult, their mothers can tell them what to say, even write it and let them copy it. But the note must be in the child's own handwriting. That is what his affectionate relatives like best. ' Often the older boys and girls, by the. time they are high-school students, neglect this duty. They are too old to be ordered to "Sit right down now and write those motes! What will your' aunt, or grandmother think of 'you if you. don't write at once?" and so they answer, "I'll write by and by. Just give me time," and the time passes until it is too late to write. A thank-you note must be written as soon after the gift is received as possible, and the next day is none too soon. The note should say something more than, "I got the nice book you sent me for Christmas. Thank" you." It should tell : why it is so welcome, what use will be made of it and some few lines about how timely or lovely it is. "Just what I wanted," and why, is the idea. This may look like a chore to busy children in the midst of the Christmas holiday but to those who sent the gifts half the fun is getting a note from the children which say how much they liked the gift, what it meant to them, and Ihow grateful they were for the remembrance. That pleasure is little enough to send in return for the loving thought that is in a Christmas gift. But to be worth-white t?j« note must follow close on the heels of the gift not long after its coming is forgotten. * * * Small children do not know it is wrong, to take things which do not belong to"-them. Dr. Patri gives his excellent advice to parents on how to deal with this situation in leaflet P-27, "Pilfering." 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. New Yorkers NEW YORK (OP)—New Yorkers harried by two strike-caused transportation tieups within a month today faced the 'threat of two more transit walkouts that could all but send the city's millions walking to work. With commuter tempers barely simmered down from a Christmas Eve rush hour strike by trainmen on the Long Island Railroad, the Subway Motor-men's Benevolent Association Wednesday night hinted it would strike if the city signs a neiv contract with the rival Transport Workers Union. The MBA, which struck for eight days earlier this month for the right to be recognized as its own bargaining agent, warned in telegrams to Mayor Robert F. Wagner and the City Transit Authority that the city would "be responsible for the consequences and the public will know where the blame lies" if the contract is signed with Michael J. Quill's TWU. The new warning came on the eve of negotiations aimed at heading off a threatened New Year's Eve walkout by Quill's 31,000 Transit Authority Workers. The Twu leader also has threatened a New Ye_ar's Day shutdown of eight big privately owned bus lines manned by his union. QUOTES FROM NEWS By UNITED PRESS HONOLULU — Lt. (J.G.) Richard L. Kline, one of four survivors of a Navy plane crash off Hawaii in which two men were killed and 17 are missing, when asked if he thought he would make it through the ordeal: "Sure. I knew I'd make it. I had my wife, Barbara, waiting back here, for me. Yep. I knew we'd spend Christmas together." SANCRINGHAM, England — Queen Elizabeth, in her televised Christmas message to the 'British people: "Today we need a special kind of courage, not the kind needed in battle but a kind which makes us stand up for everything that we know is right." COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Frank Leahy, former Notre Dame football coach who retired due to illness, after being named head coach and athletic director at Texas A&M: "I've never felt better in my life than I do now. This layoff got me over all the troubles that I ihad and my local doctor told- me that I'm healthier than I've been in 10 years." VERONA, Italy — Warden An- tuonp of the Verona jail, in describing the convicts' Christmas party for 18-month-old Simonetta Armellini, who lives in a cell with her mother, a convicted swindler: "She was overwhelmed by her Christmas tree. There were more toys than she knew what to do with." There were 4,200,000 births in the United States in 1956, as compared with 2,560,000 in 1940. \1--2t £ Ui). UNO RATUU3 SYNDICATE In. WOULD HJ0HTI KUIIVICD. "Frankly, Home^-there'a ANYBODY dotl" PHAROS-TRIBUNE Dully (except Sntnrdaya, Similar* mid Holiday.) SBc per week dally •nil Sunday by carrier!, $1S.2O per year. By mall on rural route* Im Can*. Carroll, White, Pulnnkl, FnKon and Miami conntlea, flO.OO per, year« oitlNlde trading 'area and within Indiana, »11.00 per yenrt ontnlde Indiana, SIS.OO per year. All mall >uh«crlptlona payable In adraace. N» mall mibicrlptloiaa gold where carrier aervlee la maintained. Reporter entabll.hed 11)0 114 Pharo* entahllaked 1880 >4(0!@QE&>s. 1844 Trlbnne e*taWJ«li«d •3QjEG|ip3u& &f^j95^R5 Journal entabliahed Pa Mia Wed dally except Saturday »d holiday* *>T Fh»roB.Trlb«n« Co., Inc., 017 Eaat Broadway* Loffannport, Indiana. Entered a* aecond cl»wa matter at **• »o»t office at Loraawport. lad., nader tke *e* <tt March J, 1879. MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS AND UNITED .PRESI FHABOS-THIBUNB National A*>«rtl«ln B R*pr*aeatatlT«a Walter Winchell Broadway and Elsewhere Santa Ciaus in Show Business o'clock Christmas Eve through until midnight Christmas Night. That tab'e was something to see, and Christinas hasn't been quite the same since it was broken up." In short, Mr. Como is an <x- tremely fortunate man. He was Joan Crawford's most memorable drama starred Mister S. Ciaus. After completing her screen test, Miss Crawford was called for a conference with several stall i o executives. The young lady was almost paralyzed with fear.l She could barely speak and was unable to think.. When the executives declared they were impressed with her test, she respond ed with a wide eyed stare. When they inquired if she wanted to be an actress, Miss Crawford mumbled: "No, I want to be a dancer." When they sought to persuade her that it xvas a great opportunity, she continued to look blank and said she was go- Ing liomc for Christmas. On Christmas Day, she received a wire from the studio, informing her that she was to have a five- year contract, rich long before he became wealthy—rich in things money cannot buy. . . Irving Berlin's "White Christinas" has become a holiday classic, of course. Not many are aware that the song was 'nspired by Hollywood. The following is the rarely sung verse: "The sun. is shining, the grass is green . . . The orange and palm trees sway . . . There's never been such a day in Beverly Hills, L. A. . . . But it's December, the twenty, fourth . . . And, I am longing to be up North." She is the very model of a modern sophisticated woman. She is famous, talented—knows most of die answers and all the questions. Nevertheless, she has a simple faith. For Santa is ."'ot the sole property of children. He appeals to tile kid in all of us ... Maurice Zolotow, the magazine wriier, once interviewed a famed actress who insisted she believed in Santa Ciaus. "I always," she earnestly stated, • "hang up my stocking on Christmas Eve and i'.'s always filled. I'd like^-to see any skeptic explain that!" The star, you may be startled .to learn, is Tallulah Bankhead. Kim Novak, who looks like a poem, enjoys writing poetry. It is a hollby she began as a child. When • she was a teen-ager, Miss Novak composed a prayer for Christmas. To wit: "FalUi and love be your guide . . . And the' angels will bless you . . . Always love God . . . Always trust God... Faith and love will be your guidS . . . Fait!) and love will be your guide. And the Lord will walk at your side." Uea Lillle. the pixie, was once asked what she craved most for Christmas, She responded: "A new set of cast-iron pipes for those truckmen to play with under my bedroom window each morning at seven, a new bell for my telephone, preferably one which sounds like a violin and will an- Bounce only my friends. A new word to supplant 'pul-lease.' Aa audience Uiat laughs as easily as s it coughs. And, oh yes—any old emerald necklace." Incidentally, Miss Lillie will do the darndest things to surprise and amuse her friends. One of her Christmas gifts to Noel Coward was the ultimate in the for-the- man-who-has-ayerything category. She sent Noel a baby alligator with a note: "So what else is new?" Perry Como now has everything a man could ask for—fame, fortune, respect, love and happiness. Kowever. he fondly recalls a tims when he was poor and unknown. The teevee star has detailed a zntnwry of youth: "It was a happy home; Lots of music and -singing. TVbe house was always full of instruments. Organ, piano, clarinets, horns. I don't know li.ow Pop did it. And at Christmastime —why, we used to lay out a table that would reach from .here to Times Square. There was room for thirteen kids and any relatives who might drop in. And there was hot food on that table, and somebody eating at it, right from six . "Rudolph the Kcd-Nosed Reindeer" was created by Robert I>. May. He originally wrote is as a book for children in 1939 and it was used as a giveaway by a department store. In 1947, the (ale was set to music. Neither the book nor the music attracted much attention. Then came Santa's magical touch in 1949. A second musical version was written. Result: Over 2 million books were sold and more than 15 million records. As a gesture a gratitude during the holiday season, Robert L. May's lawn is enhanced by a floodlighted life- size figure of his brainchild. Deborah Kerr writes that her happiest Christmas was experienced last year—thanks to her nine- and-six-year-old daughters. The children overheard Miss Kerr discussing with her husband her studio's hope that she would win an Academy Award for her performance in "Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison." After Miss Bergman gained the Oscar for "Anastasia," Miss Kerry's youngsters decided to give Iier an award of their own. On Christmas morning, they came in bearing a rolled parchment lettered and decorated with a gold seal and blue ribbon-. It read: "To Deborah Kerr Bartley for being the most wonderful and beautiful mother in the world." The star later commented: "Of all my Christmas presents and all my awards, my children's 'most wonderful mother' award is my most cherished." In Movicville, where the bizarre is commonplace, the most unusual Yuletide gift was Barbara Stan- wyck's to Robert Taylor when they were Mister-and-Missus. She gifted him with a tennis court. Another in the odd-gift classification is the pearl-handled .44 General Patton presented to Marlene Dietrich during World War II. Miss Dietrich calls it ' her favorite Christmas gift. One of Biiig's biographers writes: "Each year at Christmas, Bing gathers his Irishers in tow and makes the rounds. Starting at Toluca Lake, they visit the homes of their first neighbors, singing Christmas carols and passing Die hat around. The money collected goes to charity. They go from friend's house to friend's house, drop by the homes of Blng's parents and brothers, all the people close to him and his family, little or big. When they reach Bob Hope's, the singing goes off without interruption. When Blng passes the hat around, Bob quips: 'Watch It, kids. Be careful to sec he gets only Ills fifth and not the works'." The merriest Christmas flicker was undoubtedly "Miracle on 34ti Street." It.was authored by Valentine Davies while he was a Coast Guardsman. The inspiration for the book came after he participated in. a Christmas shopping scrimmage. The book sold about 750,000 copies, became a hit movie and made Mr. Davies rich. He now dwells in an 8-acre mansion overlooking the Pacific. Newsweek quotes Mr. Davies: •'Sure, I sOll believe in Santa Ciaus. He's been awfully good to me." John Barrymore, whose life was turbulent, was a wise and witty man who frequently expressed himself thoughtfully and succinctly. For example, he once observed: "Everybody doesn't believe in San- la Ciaus—but Santa Ciaus believes in Everybody." Set Hoffa Retrial Dal* NEW'YORK (UP) — Retrial of Teamsters President-elect James H. Hoffa on wire tap conspiracy 1 charges was set today for Jan. 6. The first trial ended in * hung jury last week. HUBERT "I want to try out my new skis — HEY, DOWN THERE! OPEN THE FRONT DOOR!"