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Logansport, Indiana
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Friday, December 27, 1957
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THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE PROGRAM FOX LOGANSPORT <• An Adiquatt Civic Centir >• *n Adtquat* Sewage Oupoial SyitHB >• SuttlUent Parking Facililiw OTHER PAPERS— Downtown Parking _ The Board of Public Works appears .'determined to proceed as swiftly as pos- IBiblc in the acquisition of the quarter ;CUy block at the southeast corner of 10th • ftnd Main Streets and in its conversion 'into facilities to ease Anderson's down- .town parking shortage. ;-. In approaching the question at all, -.the board is demonstrating its awareness"of a consideration basic to'any appraisal ;;6f the parking question: that the parking •problem belongs to no single segment of .'our population — not to the downtown .".merchants, not to the downtown property-owners, not to the hundreds of men •and women employed in downtown An'. derson's shops and offices; it is a commu- .nity problem in the most genuine sense of the term, a problem that touches and • Influences every home in Anderson. '••• Every Andersonian has experienced ;the aggravation and the inconvenience ;fhat accompanies his inability to find a •downtown parking place. Even more im- Iportant, every Andersonian must be a,;ware that the consistent failure of down-town Anderson to -acquire additional -parking facilities must lead eventually to "a general decline in the business district. "That decline, in turn, will mean a rapid drop in downtown property values and a substantial shift in 4he tax load from the owners of highly-valued downtown property to the owners of property in other sections of the community—principally , home-owners in every corner of Anderson. In many ways, as a result, the very life of the business district is at stake in the parking problem. An intelligent grasp of the parking problem also demands an appreciation of the steps private interests have already taken to provide more and more off- street parking accomodations. In a relatively brief span of years, every section of the business district has seen the development of privately-owned parking lois—improved, maintained and operated by private capital. The growing success of these facilities teaches us that parking can be a profitable and legitimate business operation and that wherever a real need for parking facilities exists, there will be private capital to develop them. City officials appear to be alive to both these considerations—the communi- tywide scope of the parking problem arid the willingness of private, capital to help solve it. Most of the municipal officials engaged in acquiring the 10th and Main Street site, consequently, are firmly opposed to the city's going into the parking business—and properly so. They feel, however, that the complexities of acquiring the 10th and Main location from a variety of private owners all but demands the. intervention of city government. The city's apparent goal is the leasing of the site to private owners, who, in turn, will have the opportunity to develop and operate parking facilities. This, we think, is the most practical and intelligent approach to the question —assuming, of course, that it is necessary for the city government to intervene at all. Certainly there would be little justice in the city's utilizing tax funds for the operation of a parking business when private citizens have demonstrated an active willingness to do the same thing. There would be even less justice in the city's requiring private parking lot owners to pay taxes to help support a competitor. Before long, a full year will have elapsed since that fire that virtually leveled the buildings at 10th and Main. A good deal of valuable time already has been lost in making the resultant space available for parking. Now that the city has undertaken to act, we hope it will proceed as rapidly as its resources permit so that private capital can make its most significant stride yet in solving one of the community's most pressing prob- ANDERSON HERALD IN THE PAST One Year Ago Three teen-age Flora girls, Molly Bishop, Nancy Jo Garrison and Deanna Pressler, were injured in an auto accident two miles west of Flora. 'Monticello won the first annual holiday basketball tournament at the Berry Bowl, defeating 1/ogansport 51-48. Ten Years Ago Henry C. Walters, 65, of Peru, was killed in an auto accident near Wabash. Fire caused $2,500 damage to the home of Edward Davis, near Rochester. Twentv Years Ago Electricity flowed for the first time through the newly constructed lines of the Carroll county RBMC. Mrs. William Barker, 80, of Young America, received a broken hip in a fall at her home. Fifty Years Ago Local residents shed their winter coats as the temperature climbed into the 60s. Bertha Bowles was married to Harry McNaught at the home of the bride's parents at 1800 Broadway. Friday Evening, December 27, 199T. Drew Pearson's MERRY-CO-ROUND I STOOD ON THE BRIDGE AT MIDNIGHT Drew Pearson Says: Amazening phenomena in North Africa, but nothing more astonishing than U. S. servicemen working at peace; U. S. Clh Fleet, promoting peace, is real part of Moroccan community. PORT LYAUTEY, Morocco. — North Africa has developed some amazing phenomena lately, from oil to the possibil-i ity of harnessing! the sun's rays. I But nothing hasi been more phe-| nomenal than the! sight of American! servicemen, train-l ed to fight wars,! working at peace.I At Port Lyau-J ley, on the edgel of the desert,! where the Medi-| terranean j o i n s" the Atlantic, is one of the best examples. Here the U. S. Naval officers, trained to man battleships and -airplane carriers, have won friends galore for the United States and have definitely influenced American policy. Navy men have done this in the ancient yet new nation of Morocco, steeped in tradition as old as the Prophet Moliamed, now toddling with proud though hesitant footsteps as one of the newest nations in the world. Long under French rule, long chafing against Western Imperialism, it could slip into the. Soviet orbit without too much nudging. King Mohamed V, benevolent monarch of Morocco, however, is one who opposes Communism. To strengthen his hand, he was given a triumphant tour through the United States, marred slightly by the illness of President Eisenhower in November. He arrived back in here with the Harlem Globetrotters Morocco the same day I arrived and a group of entertainers to make Christmas happier for U. S. troops. Two Naval Ambassadors Even before their King returned, however, the people of Morocco had read in great detail about the wonders of America, its friendly peopJe, its democracy, its tall buildings, its Sunday newspapers- some of the most glowing accounts of the U. S. A. ever published. Neither Americans nor Moroccans know it, 'but this was the backstage work of two Naval officers—Capt. Christian Du Borg of Susanville, Calif., Commander at Port Lyautey, and his public information aide, Lieut. Comdr. Leon Blair of Lubbock, Tex. Together they arranged for 14 Moroccan newsmen to visit the United States. Result: A total of 8,000 column inches of laudatory news about the U. S. A. These news accounts even pushed the. disastrous failure of Project Vanguard at Cape Canaveral off the front pages. Actually, Du Borg and Blair had a hard time putting this newspaper trip across with the State Department. This took" some selling. • In the end, however, Commander Blair went .with the Moroccan newsmen to the United States. He took them to the giant Norfolk, Va., Naval Base, to impress them with the Navy's power to back up its overseas bases; through the printing establishment of the Norfolk 'Ledger Dispatch; and let them mingle with American newsmen as President Eisenhower welcomed King Mohamed. "We would have been able to tap President Eisenhower on the shoulder as he passed," commented one correspondent, impressed with the freedom of the American Press. They were surprised to find they could walk through the Pentagon, which, they noted, contained many priceless secrets. "No one asked us for our credentials," they informed the Moroccan people in their subsequent accounts. No Lawbreaking Turned down in buying whisky in Washington, D. C., on a Sunday, they asked the waitress to serve it in coffee cups. "She gave us a look which seemed to say that she wouldn't countenance such an abomination," they reported to the Moroccan people in respect for law enforcement. Particularly impressed with American newspapers', they noted that, they were 20 centimeters thick, for only 20 cents; contained special magazines, theatrical sections, sports, classified ads, and that a Washington paper even advertised three churches for sale, one with 150 seats for $65,000. People-To-Peoplc Friendship This pilgrimage to America, •however, is only part of the peo- p!e-to-people friendship campaign the Navy and the Air Force have •been conducting i.| Morocco and all over the Mediterranean. Here in Port Lyautey, Captain I>u Borg opened up the U.-S. Naval Base on Armed Forces Day to let the local Moroccan populace have a fx-iendly look at the base •that was protecting them. Previously, under the French, the bases had been under tight security. But the entire city was invited by Captain Du Borg to come for a visit. When the Carrier Forrestal was in port, Captain Du Borg also invited the Crown Prince of Morocco, Moulay Hassan, aboard for a demonstration of American jet fighters in action. The Prince sat spellbound for hours as Naval jets took off from and landed on the carrier's deck with precision timing. Good-Will Ambassadors Thus the U. S. Navy has made itself not an imperialist occupier of a foreign land, but a genuine friend of the Moroccan people. By sending American children to Moroccan schools, by promoting basketball and sports tournaments between Moroccans and Americans, by cooperating in clothing drives, in Boy Scout and other local projects, it has made itself a real part of the Moroqcan community. Vice Admiral Ambassador Vice Adm. Charles Brown, commander of the Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean and No. 1 promoter of people-to-people friendship, has become a roving ambassador of good will from North Africa to Italy, from Malta to the Arab States. He has even sent a directive to all U. S. fleet personnel asking for their ideas on futhering people-to-people friendship. Here are some of the good-will projects his men have put across: In Naples, men and officers of the Sixth Fleet every Christmas stage "operation Ambassador" acting as Santa Claus for the children of Naples . . . Men of the USS Cap- ricornus adopted a child from Giugliano, Italy . . . The USS Hermitage staged a party for underprivileged Greek children on the Island of Corfu, dug down into their own pockets to contribute to their future . . . Capt. J. Coppoletta, a medical officer of the Sixth Fleet, contributed $1,500 of his per-' sons! medical equipment to the Casa Materna Orphanage in Italy ... The USS Salem, flagship of LAFF-A-DAY Angelo Potri Baby Teeth Should Not Be Ignored Because the first set of teeth is going to be replaced by the permanent set they are often negicct- ed. They will fall out and new ones come in so why bother with them? For a very good reason they are to be watched and tended as precious pearls. On their health and good form the permanent teeth must depend. They must not be allowed to decay, lap over on each other or crowd each other without the dentist's attention. They should be kept clean, cavaties, when they appear, should be filled, and the dentist is the one to attend to all that. That is why we have dental hygiene foremost in our thoughts when the littfe ones get their first teeth. The six-year molars are permanent teeth but because they come early many parents fail to guard them against decay. An examination of a sixth-grade class hi elementary school disclosed that three-quarters of the children there had lost their six-year molars or had them in such poor condition as to make losing them a certainty. ' Children need good teeth. That is no news to anybody. But if they are to enter adolescence with sound teeth, somebody must see that they do so by keeping' watch on them, and having the dentist look them over twice a year. Some fortunate children get this service. Others do' not, and so we find many children entering adolescence with missing and decaying teeth. Teeth, as any dentist will say •with assurance, have their part in maintaining health. Children who have decaying teeth in their mouths cannot eat as a healthy child should, nor can they feel as well as they might about life in general. A toothache can ruin the gentlest disposition. Poor teeth can cause poor behavior.: A healthy body has good influence on the mind and behavior of a child. Given good -teeth the body has at least one stout defense against ills but when the mouth is filled with decaying teeth that defense is lost. A set of good teeth is one of the best possible assets to good looks. The smile that discloses a flashing light that a perfect set 'bestows is an open sesame to many a pleasant experience. Surely no precious an endowment should be safeguarded for the children who are for the time of the childhood, unaware of its value. In these days when dental clinics are so numerous we should be able to preserve the children's precious teeth. They are a lifetime need. QUOTES FROM NEWS By UNITED NEW YORK — Dr. Jonas E. Salk making known his discovery of anti-bodies which kill both cancer and normal cells in humans: "It is apparent that considerable -further study is required before any conclusions can be drawn." LOS ANGELES — Jury foreman Otis Embree on the rare sentencing by jury of L. Ewing Scott, 61, to life imprisonment for the first degree murder of his wife although her body has not been found: "It took only three ballots to vote the guilty verdict last week and the same number this week to determine the sentence. Only two jurors ever were for the death penalty." CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. —Judge Raulston Schoolfield announcing he will answer on television and radio Friday hearsay testimony before a Senate committee alleging a teamsters local paid him $20,000 to order, the acquittal of 13 teamsters charged with labor violence: "I was floored by the proportions of it, the gravity of it, but 1 have nothing to hide." WASHINGTON — The Department of Agriculture disclosing cig- aret consumption this year was four per cent higher than in 1956: "Available data suggest that publicity linking excessive smoking and lung cancer has not yet affected consumption to any appreciable extent." RICHMOND, Ind.— Arthur Pip. pen, who refused medical aid for his sick 1-1-year-old daughter for religious reasons, giving permission for an appendicitis operation on the girl when told by Sheriff Edward Cordell "the law" wanted her to be taken to the hospital: "My church preaches that we must obey the law." Logansport Plant, Union Cam Accord On New Wage Plan The General Tire & Rubber Company of Logansport, and local 24043 of A. F. of L. and C.I.O., recently signed a new wage agreement consisting of a total of $.14.7 per hour, .142 to be applied as a general increase across the board and .005 to be paid in fringe benefits. Negotiating for the Company from Logansport .was L. 0. Martin, Industrial Engineer, and J. W. Stewart, Personnel Manager. For the union was Robert Shaw, President, ' and a committee including Max Marsh, Helen Gau« drier, and Mildred Fosler. Some children have trouble with spelling, and Dr. Patrl explains the fleet, and the USS Lake Champlain have held "open ship" for local citizens when in port on armed forces day. Italian, Greek and other Mediterranean nationalities are invited to come aboard . . . Last year individual contributions to the Protestant Chapel Funds and the Catholic Chapel Funds from the fleet totaled $4,591, which went to help 1,052 children and 120 aged people. BEADS HOME LOAN BANK WASHINGTON (UP)—Dr. Herman B. Wells, president of Indiana University, today.was named chairman of the Indianapolis District Federal Home Loan Bank. how to teach In associated groups, by sight and by correction. Leaflet P-30, "Spelling," will Help you. To obtain a copy, send 10 cents In coin to him, in care of this paper, P. O. Box 99, Station G, New York 19, N. Y. (Released by The Bell Syndicate, Inc.) PHAROS-TRfBUNB . <*?"!* J. n *" rd .%V u " ll " :l '" mm S H»«««ra) S5c pw week Cnrroll, White, Pnln.kl, Fulton and Miami eonntleii, f.10.00 per yenrL ontnlde trading area and within Irtdlnnn, *ll.OO per yenr, oul.lde In- dinitn, »18.0O per rear. All mall unb.crlptloiia pnrable in adrance. No oinll aiibvcrlptloa* eold where carrier •erTico t» maintained. 1»0 114 Reporter entnblUhed 1S80 Tribune e»t»bU*!teil 1907 Ph.ro. extabUihed 1844 Jonrnal cMtabHnned 18-10 Walter Winchell Broadway and Elsewhere Some Day We'll love Again Some day we'll love again: it happens often Tlie soothing intervention of (he days Will pacify the fevered pulse and soften The heart of stone—for time—in subtle ways- Can nullify the hasty word or action, Obliterating what has been, until Your eyes intrigue me with the old attraction, Yoru lips enthrall me with the ancient thrill. Some day we'll love again: we may recapture The wonder of the music and the rhyme, To fan the fires of once-upon-a-time. But in the meantime we arc getting thinner, So howz about some koktills and some dinner? And beat our wings against the gates of rapture —Mitchell Parish Broadwayite Playing the Typewriter while Holiday Card shopping: The Radio City Music Hall's annual pageant is so very great. But it always is. That amusement temple is New York's (and America's) • best ad—considering all the folks from foreign places who make it a must . . . Hollywood execs are saying the top contenders for the Academy Awards are "Sayonara" and "Kwai" . . . They are excellent shows, but "Peyton Place" will surely be a major threat It is the nearest thing to "Gone With The Wind" for Americana drama. Grace Metalious, author of the book, must appreciate how good 20th Ceivlury-Fox makes her look. Congratulations to the entire cast, Mark Robson, who directed, Producer Jerry Wald and screenplay writer John Michael . . Add Curtain, calls: Martha Wright's way with "Brahms Lullaby," via CBS-Radio. (Hi, Doll!) . . . The Trib's movie oracle accurately described Brigetie Bardot: "A study in rounded surfaces to delight anyone who likes to study rounded surfaces" . . . Coils is goils. Correction! We said Hecht-Hill- Lancasler's recent movie (panning colyumists and press-agents) would be that prosperous firm's first financial floozy—losing about $509,000 ... The N. Y. Times and wire services confirmed it next day this way: " 'Bitter Smell of Success,' Hecht-Hill-Lancaster's lone picture in 1957, will probably lose an estimated $400,000 for the company, according to Harold Hecht of HH-L" . . . One of Hollywood's movie chiefs just phoned this column: "You're wrong again, Walter, it will lose oy,er 52,000,000." Well, leddit be a lesson. Never fool aroun' svid da press. er propagandist for the Nazi Party. He also lives in Cairo under the name, Omar Amin von Leers. Both on Nasser's payroll. London must be heaven for actors and actresses. In Picadilly the popularity of stars (not the jxwer of critics) generally decides whether a show will click or cluck . . . Katie Hepburn plays golf expertly enough to be a champion . . . Re-' minder to tcevee editors: Starting Friday evening Jan. 3rd, 1858, "The Winchell File" (Desilu) program will switch from Wednesday eves—following "Jim Bowie," a popular Western—and before Mr. Sinatra's sing-a-ling . . . Thanks to all critics coas-t-to-coast for their ratings , , . DcsDu Productions plans a feature film with us in the Summer. Based on the surrender of a gang chief to the FBI ria this reporter. Tentative title: "The Leopard" . . . Next Sunday's American Weekly will feature "The Sinatra I Know" . . . E. Merman's autobiog has this nifty: " I hope it's been nice knowing me" . . . Wilson Mizner had the right idea: "In the battle for existence, tact is the clever footwork; talent is the punch." Loud Applause Dept.: To Hedda Hopper, Bob Hope, Joy Hodges, Jayne Mansfield and the' scads of other Big and Little show folks, musicians and newspaper people, now touring the far distant places to bring cheer to our servicemen during the holidays . . . Some of the celebs are doing something good and constructive for others, while some of their knoclters stay here with their stilettoes. Hmf . . . Robert Paul Smith told Absinthe House chums he spent seven years writing his first novel which got no place. But in three weeks he dashed off a bit of whlsy titled: "Where Did You Go? Out. What Did You Po? Nothing" ... A bestseller . . . Shows-to-go-you . . . Sure was cold last night. Some Broadwayitcs did- dcn even take their hands outta their pockets to pat themselves on the back. If yez thawt Sam Beckett's "Waiting for Godot" was a baffler then read his new wotzit play named "All That Fall." (Happy Fog!) . . . Cecil Beaton has a very zoological description of ace drama critic Brooks Atkinson: "He has a foxlike twinkle in his eyes, a duck's 'flare of assertiveness about his nose." (Quack- Quack!) . . . Talk about confessions: Critic Wolcott Gibbs ("in the breezier-than-ever New Yorker mag) concedes that his opinion "may easily be a wayward judge- ment, conditioned by age and anemia" ... If you relish unusual jazzle-dazzle cooing, give-a-listen to Carol Steven' disc, "That Satin Doll." Mayor Wagner of New York wag not the only man "on the spot" to the subway strike. Gov. Harrl- man's advisers were scared, too, because of a recent interpretation of the Unemployment Insurance Law . . . Technically, workers who can't get to work (through no fault of their own—such as a subway war) are entitled to unemployment indemnity in Our State . . . I-ast week's transit stoppage nuisance will be paid for by you taxpayers —a multi-million $ run on Slate unemployment insurance funds . . One of the strike chiefs announced (at the end of the strike, which won nothing but headline and glares from the hard-working subway travelers): "We didn't win but we got our message over to the public!" . . . Oh, yes . . . They'll remember it for a long time—and that It happened during the Peace on Earth and Good Will To Men Everywhere season. Despite all the breast-pounding and bleating over our satellite blupa, the top scientific minds view it in proper perspective. A public relalions blunda. Not a military disaster . . . Experiments have Hopped before . . . Robert Fulton's first Steamboat sank in the Hudson ... The Wright Bro- Ihers splintered many a plane before getting their first off the ground . . . The inventor of ether became insane—the after-effect of his early failures in seeking an anesthetic . . . Ben Franklin almost electrocuted himself in his iries to discover electricity via his famed kite . . . Alexander Graham Bell gave up trying to invent the telephone many times, discouraged by many defeats . . . Dr- Salk had to live through the agony of the Cutler Vaccine goof before polio counter-attack was proven a boon to humanity . . . Then there's Babe Ruth, Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio, wlio had two strikes on them many times before belting the ball out of the park ... So unlax . . . Sputniks and Pearl Harbors are the price we pay for being Americans. Memo to the Editor:. Hitler's hoodlums find themselves at home in Nasser's Egypt . . . Fritz Roessler, a one-time top Nazi thug, now dwells in Cairo under the name of Ahmed Fritz Roess'.er ... He converted to Mohammedanism along with Johann von Leers, form- Holstcins Take Trip BRATTLBORQ, Vt. — Twenty top-quality Holsteins from Wisconsin and Illinois have been sent to new pastures in South America. Nineteen heifers and one bull were selected for export to Caracas, Venezuela, to help improve the herds there. HUBERT ft IfiiT. Klh'O FEATURES SYNDICATE, Irt., WORLD RIGHTS RPSHRVED. ".That's not MY hat!" Publl.hed dully except Saturday and aolldiira »T F«aro«-Tribune Co., Inc., HIT En.t Broadrrar, Loican*port, Indiana. Entered ax >econd rlnm mutter at tli» po»( office at Log-anil port. Ind.. under tin act of Murcli A 1S7B. HEMBEn AUDIT BTJHBAU Or CIRCULATIONS AND UNITED PRESS PHAROS-TRIBUNE] National AdTertl«ln C HepreientatiTM Inland • Nem|»aner RecrenntatlTM SHOPPING /IREA- FREE FORKING , King Feiluia Syndicate, Inc., World i "Get up, stupid—you're sitting on the horn!"

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