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Logansport, Indiana
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Monday, December 30, 1957
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Monday Evening, December 30, 1957. THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE PROGRAM FOR LOOANSPORT 1. An Ad.quat. Civic Ctnttt 1. An Adtqual* S«wag» Dispcnal System 3. Suffiic.nl Paiking Facilili.i Road Costs Going Up • There have been numerous com• plaints, lately, that the big federal highway program authorized by Congress a couple of years ago has bogged down. After about 18 months of shelling out money for the 41,000-mile network, tax. payers are starting to ask, "Well, where are the roads?" The answer appears to be that the • new roads are being built about as fast as had been planned. More than 1,200 miles of sleek new highway, ranging from four to eight, lanes, is already in use. Taxpayers are not aware of it be' cause the new roads are scattered about the country, but the highway system is growing at the rate of about 10 miles per working day. . .. That ends the good news. .The next • item is the unpalatable fact that the ; highway network is going to cost a lot more than was estimated. Two years ago the figure was set at 27 and a half billion dollars. Now the National Highway • Users Conference says the total, because of rising costs, will be about 30 per cent higher. This is a bitter pill for taxpayers to swallow. The fact remains that the highway network is essential. We might as well get used to the idea of having to pay a good deal more for it than we had planned to pay. Answer the Kremlin When Khrushchev or Bulganin speak or write letters, they are addressing the world. When our government allows an ' under-officer of the State Department to answer them, we make a grievous mistake. This is like forfeiting a ball game without putting a team on the field. The Kremlin leaders are not talking ; and writing like men who admire themselves in a mirror. They are pursuing an aggressive foreign policy. They are debating about the fate of mankind; they are seeking to win the support of the peoples against governments and leaders, if necessary. Unless Khrushchev and Bulganin are answered carefully, thoroughly and soundly, America will lose in the estimation of the world. The Soviet Union will continue to pose the questions of world political thought and debate, and America will remain on the defensive. These men are not street corner soap boxers; they are leaders of a powerful government. What they say becomes known all over the world. The recent Bulganin letter proves this fact. Bulgan- in and Khrushchev have been influencing European opinion while secondary American officials have been dismissing their words in off-the-cuff sentences to the Washington press corps. America makes much effort in nonpolitical propaganda, in people-to-people efforts to collect the good opinion of philatelists and the like. But it does not talk clearly and politically in answer to the Russian leaders. If this continues, American influence can only decline. Khrushchev and Bulganin should be answered by our top leaders. IN THE PAST One Year Ago The Wolf Construction company began razing the old Winter residence at 718 East Market street to make room for a parking lot. Dwight Singer was named principal of Galveston high school, succeeding Raymond J. Trobaugh, who resigned. Three employees of the Peru city light plant •who were fired by Mayor Devine in November returned to their jobs. Fire damaged the home of Jess Vernon at 315 Eleventh street. Frank C. Newcomer, 79, of 1829 Bast Broadway, died at St. Joseph's hospital. Ten Years Ago Drew Pearson's MERRY-GO-ROUND POLITICS MUST END AT THE RUSSIANS' 'EDGE' Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Blon, of Galveston, celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary. • Ray Skillen was reappointed county highway superintendent for 1948 by the Cass county board of commissioners. Jean Young, route 4, was married to Albert H. Eyrich, Cincinnati, at the Broadway Methodist church. Mrs. Emily Kistler, 90, died at her home in Royal Center after a long illness. Twenty Years Ago Lonnie Hall Jr. and Mark F. Armlck were 'appointed to the city police force by the .Board of Public Works and Safety. Attorney Frederick Landis was elected president of the Logansport Exchange club. Martinsville defeated Logansport high school's basketball team in overtime, 23-20. Dr. Emerson Carter, 55, 'a Bringhurst physician, was killed when struck by a train in Flora. Drew Pearson says: Our bases abroad have become a second Maginot line; U.S. ases within 800 miles of Russia could be destroyed by IRBM in 15 minutes; Russian submaine missiles are even more deadly. WHEELUS AIR FORCE BASE, TRIPOLI. — Jets roar out o£ Wheelus every dawn. It is still •dawn when you hear the first roari over your barrack! -then another and! •another and an-g other. The bar-1 rack shakes as I they roar past. I They are off over I the Mediterraneans in search of er.e- \ my planes. Jet pilots doze | or play cards| above theirs planes, slide down a pole, clamp on their helmuls, are strapped into cockpits and shoot out of the hangar in three minutes. It's what is called a "scramble." While they roar out to sea, an Arab flute wails plaintively in the distance. A ukulele thrums sprightlier music from the barrack. Men come, go, eat, proceed with the job of living, enjoying Christmas, being relatively happy in a little American oasis on the edge of the desert a long way from home. Part of this, of course, is practice. Part is not practice-rather a genuine fear of a Pearl Harbor in ' the Mediterranean. American forces don't want to be caught as they were in Hawaii this month. 16 years ago. If there should be a Pearl Harbor in the Mediterranean, however, it will not come as it did when the Japanese rushed their fleet toward Hawaii, then sent carrier-based planes in for the kill. That kind of attack is as out-of-date as trench warfare. Yet the scrambles continue. The jets roar out at dawn. Another shakes the barrack as it goes past. Men have been schooled in a routine. They have been given orders. Efficient, uncomplaining, they are carrying out those orders. No Place To Hide In Desert If you draw an arc 800 miles from the Iron Curtain across the Mediterranean it cuts right 'across Wheelus Air Base, biggest base we.have outside the U. S. A. Or if you draw an arc from Albania, a Soviet satellite, Wheelus is 600 '_ miles. Those distances are significant. They mean just one thing, Wheelus could be wiped out in just a few minutes. It would be wiped out, not by an air attack as the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, but by intermediate range ballistic missiiles. Russia now has these missiles- not a few of them, but several thousand. Their range is around 800 miles, sometimes 1,00 miles. Carrying hydrogen warheads, one missile would wipe out the base; but Russia has enough to fire a lot more than one. Nothing the heroic air force pilots who scramble their jets every dawn could do would save Wheel«s. Nothing the 7,00 men who dutifully go about their 'job o£ supporting a little piece of America in North Africa could do would save Wheelus. Its wooden barracks and concrete installations, it's hangars and iU gas tanks, its theatres and its churches, its officers' club with the Bougainvil- laea climbing over the veranda, its neat rows 'of married men's quarters with gay Marigolds in front and children's perambelators on the back porch-all would go up in a pillar of smoke from the dessert. This is the dessert where 15 years ago a German named Rommel wheeled and maneuvered. For months he dodged, ducked, and eluded. But warfare has change since then. In this same desert, an entire tank corps could hide. But not 1 any more. Today, the Kremlin has the missiles and we haven't. They have several thousand. We have a production of two Thors per month. In war it's just as simple as that. Time magazine; unfailing, unofficial spokesman for the Eisenhower administration, recently printed a map assuring the .American public that American air bases in Europe and the Mediterranean stood like a rock o£ Gibraltar against enemy attack. The real truth is ,that most of them comprise a "Maginot line." Hitler's troops weren't checked a day by the huge pile of concrete designed by Maginot and erected by the French to protect their border. His troops walked right over it. And Russia's modern weapons today would either leapfrog over our European-Mediterranean bases, or wipe them out in a single morning. Deceptive Beauty The water of the Mediterranean is blue and beautiful along the North African coast. Men swim along the beaehes-when they can duck modern man's habit of fouling his nest with his own sewage. But blue and beautiful as that water is, it harbors the possibility of even greater danger than the IRjBM-namely, Russian submarines. It is only a few feet-100 at most -from the sea to the home of the commander o£ Wheelus. The entire base is built along the sea. One missile from a submarine lying low in the blue and beautiful Mediterranean could knock Wheelus out. The sub wouldn't even have to surface. Russia's new modern .submarine fleet is largely equipped with missile-launching platforms. She has 600' subs; Hitler had 49 when war started, and they almost put allied shipping out of business. So you lie in bed listening to'the jets roar out in the dawn, as hard-working boys, efficient boys, carry out orders-orders that haven't been changed by an administration which knew, but did not tell the public, that with two exceptions these bases had become an' other Maginot line. Any you wonder when the tumblers in Washington will cut out the bickering and start catching up. Note-The two execptions are our bases in Spain and Morocco which are still out of range o£ the IRBM. Judge to Answer Charges of Bribes CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (UP) — Jtidge Raulston Schoolfield, said today he will answer in a radio and television address testimony that implied he accepted bribes to quash indictments against IS Chattanooga teamsters. He said his answer to these charges tonight will be "all-encompassing" and "national in import." Sclioolfield, 52-year-old criminal court judge, and a politician with •a lust - for - battle reputation, planned to go on local radio and television tonight to rebut the testimony. Witnesses told the Senate Rackets. Committee that money changed hands to free teamsters accused of using violence to spur an organized drive. LAFF-A-DAY Fifty Years Ago Three local boys were lectured in police court after they were caught putting a tin can on a dog's tail near the Western Union office. A five dollar reward was offered for the apprehension of the person who whittled on the walls of the interurban depot at Clymers. A electric wire in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Guinip, Sycamore street, burned off, fell on a bed and caught the house on fire.' Frances E. Boeckleman and Harry D. Duffy were married at the Wheatland avenue M. E. church. Joseph Free-nan died at his home here at the age of GL Angelo Potri Parents Can Organize for School Needs According to our way of doing things, making important decisions such as building new schools and consolidating districts, is a matter of majority opinion. Age alone be- istows the right of every citizen to speak and to vote. The majority wins. That is our way and that settles it. Now, law or no law, the majority can be wrong. It is not always well informed; it is not always unselfish; it is not always dedicated to good causes. Being a large •group of humanity it can and it has made the wrong decision. There are many young families growing up today atid the schools to which many of them go and are to go later on, are inadequate or wrongly placed for the convenience of the families concerned. A meet- irig is called to decide what to do about this. Anxious young fathers' and mothers go to the meeting hoping to have at least the promise of constructive consideration of their school needs. Many speeches are made, some in favor, some against. When the vote is taken it kills the hopes of the parents. The funds «re voted down by a majority and usually a small one at that. A careful observer notes that the negative votes come out strongly from the group who have no children of school age. Theirs have grown up and no longer need the school, at least for the present.. Too, 'they are paying all the taxes they can afford .and -a new addition to the school, a consolidated high school, or a new building, will raise the taxes (perhaps so much that they will have to give up their homes). They vote "no" in iself-defense. One can understand their position. But-? The nation needs its children, needs them critically, and it needs to have them reared in effective, 'wholesome, cultured fashion. It cannot -afford an untrained, half- taught generation. At all costs the children and the young people must have the best possible education we can provide and the money must be forthcoming, from somewhere and from somebody. The youthful parents all vote for the school. They know the pressing need. They carry responsibility for its provision yet they are outvoted. If only the vote could be weighted-parents having a double valued vote-things would be different but that's an idle wish. The only way they can carry more weight is to get out, ring doorbells, make speeches, keep on asking, pleading, nagging.until the. sheer weight of then- insistence bears fruit and the majority is at last on their side. Meantime, could the older people think back as to how they felt about school for their children? * * * There is a rich treasury of books every child should read. Dr. Patrl has made a selection of 50 books for all ages and listed them in a convenient leaflet P-8, "Book List." To obtain a copy, send 10 cents in coin to him, in care of this paper, P. 0. Box 99, Station G, New York 19, N. Y. / ('Released by The Bell Syndicate, Inc.) QUOTES FROM NEWS CHICAGO — Dr. William L. Thomas in a warning to the American Anthroplogical Assn. that the world's natural resources will never hold out at the present rate o£ use: "In a few thousand years, our era will be referred to as the age of waste." LONDON — English newspaper correspondent Patrick O'Donovan in relating his experiences as a Christmas guest in the village of Stone Ridge, N.Y.: "No one mentioned Mr. Dulles, or the War of 1812, or thought, it anything but entertaining to meet a foreigner, or complained about the taxes or agonized ove* Socialism. There are people who dislike Americans. . .They should come here (Stone Ridge) in winter time." MOSCOW — A. Glagonravov, one of the Soviet's chief earth satellite scientists, in summing up Russia's scientific achievements in 1957: "The future of Soviet science is closely tied with the conquest of • the cosmos. As Tisulkovsky (a 19th Century Russian 'scientist) predicted, Soviet man will become a citizen of the universe." SOUTH BEND, Ind. — T. Coleman Andrews, former Commissioner of Internal Revenue, describing inflation as a more serious threat to the nation than "a whole sky full of Sputniks": "Inflation is probably the most insidious evil with which organ-' ized society ever has had to contend." Walter Winchell Broadway and Elsewhere The Broadway Lights To the cast of "The Music Man": Welcome to the Broadwow Set . . . Don't ask leading man Sidney Chaplin why his name doesn't appear in the "Bells Arc Ringing" adverts. Ask leading lady Judy Holliday, cx-sweelcnhcarlcn . . . The cast of "I Am a Camera" (which opened Christmas Eve in G'wich Village) rehearsed eight weeks. The play is booked for one week . . . Jes-| in-case yez keeping scorc.l Marianne Rcy-[ Holds' latest heauj is Rex Rand . . New act making the rounds of I hookers' offices is| called: "Sputnil<| & Co." An aerial-; ist act plus al dawg . . . Elvisj Presley, who can show his bankbooks to prove that cvvy-knock-is- a-boost, is currently starring in films at nine Miami area theatres. Prob-ly a record. . .The San Francisco newspaper movie critics gave Dolores Dorn-IIeft the award for "Best Actress of the Year" for her performance with fiance Franchot Tone in "Uncle Vanya." They will do it on the stage starling at Baltimore in the near future. DeLores and Franchot assure one and all they are not married. Reporter cgtnbllahed 1S80 Tribun 1007 Sharon Neher on Honor Roll at Manchester College Sharon Neher, a freshman at Manchester College, North Manchester, Ind., has teen listed on the Dean's Honor Roll for the 'fall quarter. Miss Neher is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Neher, R. R. 5, Logansport, and a graduate last year of Logansport High School. She is majoring in mathematics at the college. Those listed on the honor roll represent the upper ten per cent .of their class. Of the 90 students named nineteen were seniors, seventeen juniors, twenty-four sophomores, and thirty freshmen. Delphi Girl On Honor Roll at N. Manchester, Ind. Evelyn Brown, a sophomore at Manchester College, North Manchester, Ind., is on the Dean's Honor Roll for the fall quarter, according to an announcement by Dr. Earl S. Garver, dean of .the college. ' Miss Brown is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orville L. Brown, R. R. 4, Delphi, and a graduate of Delphi High School. She is majoring in business at the college. BACK TO WORK BOSTON — Dr. Alma Locke Cooke, 70, who "retired" a few months ago after a lifetime of service as a medical;missionary in the Orient, has gone to Portugese West Africa in the same capacity. Playwright of "Waiting for Godot" Sam Beckett (who'll be back next moth with 'Endgame") complains that a reporter (for a respected lageblatt) invented "out of his own imagination" that the new play will be about three people buried up to their nocks in sand. It's about two pipple in an ashean . . .Both leads in the above mentioned "Camera" off-Broadway production are paid less than the show's publicity man. . .But what future has a press agent?. . .Act- tress Joan Seberg made a fast round trip flight from N. Y. to Hollywood so that Miss Parsons of Lollywood could interview her . . .The praise-agent for Dore Schary's upcoming show about FDR reports: "Mrs. Roosevelt did request 40 seats for the opening night but is paying for them". . . Vivienne Drummond, a former re- • porter, is sizzling at newspaper quotes she supposedly uttered •about her best pal, Julie Andrews, star of "My Fair Lady." The "Look Back in Anger" gal fits the title. Wotz worse—she has flaming hair. Recommended: Kathy Barr's new album: "Follow Me" . . . Met star Lily Pons, a resident of Palm Springs, Calif., is doing the Hollywood bit. She dyed her hair platinum 'wiz a touch of zee pcenk". . .Bonk sales In 1957 arc five percent higher than '56; 15 percent taller than '55 and more than 25 percent higher than '54 . . .Even Madison Avc.'s ad agency sector is feeling the business pinch. One top firm's annual bonus was cut below last year's. . .Who's Martha Rayc's new number one guy? His name is a big secret, but he's a terrific planner player . , .You'll applaud Marlcnc Dietrich in "Witness for the Prosecution". . .No legs, all acting. . . Headline: "Six Billion on Earth by Year 2000?.'. . .Or six?. . .We hear Sarah Chruchill's new big interest is in Paris. He's off-Broadway thespian Dale Hcrndon. . . Rock Hudson's latest doodlc-de-doo is librarian Mary O'Conncll. . . Donald McKinner, free lance cinema writer, joined Ginger Rogers in Havanna. . .Faroult's new doll is Leila Carmen, who hoof's in the road company of Broadway's "Can- Can." Her diet lost him 40 Ibs. .. Dorothy Kilgallen, star reporter- panelist, and Earl .Blackwell both, hope to rent the basement of J. P. Clarke's Third Ave. pub for a New Year's Eve poddy, Sech a fuss! . . . Powers model Carol Lyndley, a big hit at teevee actrcssing, will pay a tax on $50,000 this year. She's a fast 16 years young . . . Critic John Chapman's new book, "Broadway's Best," went into its second printing 10 days after publication ... We hope the $84,000 Challenge iman asks Oleg Cassini (an authority on the American Indian) if he knows what General PHAROS-TRtBUNE I>nlly (except Saturday*. Sunday* and Holiday*) S5e per week dally and Sunday by cnrrlen, *1S.2O per year, IJy mall on rnral route* la Ca**, Carroll. White, Piilimkl, Fulton and Mlnml coiintle*, 910.00 per yenri otitKld* trading nren and within Indiana, »Jt.OO per year) ontnlde Indiana, M8JOO per year. All mull *nh«crlptlon* payable In adranc*. No mall *iib*crlptlo>ui *old where carrier *erric« 1* maintained. inn 114 Pharoa eotabllihed 1844 Journal ejitabllaned 1849 Custer's last words were at Little Big Horn. (Haw!) . . . Marlene D'Orsay, the talented torso-tosser, and Joey Ross (of Phil Silvers' show) were to merge Nov. 14 ... 'Whahoppin? . . , Mademoiselle mag (for the first time) is making awards in teevee. Gisele MacKinzie got one. In the field of jazz Toshiko Akiyoshi was medal'd . . . Henr.y Youngman assures us he doess't dislike rival comics "who work steady." He hopes it was a gag, which it was. So you think it's easy to Rcl rich in Lollywood? John Michael Hayes submitted eight drafts of "Peyton Place" to producer Jerry Wald and director Mark Robson. Total number of pages—1993. Mr. Hayes wrote about 850,000 words. All of them glistenable . . . Jose Duval, the finger at Viennese Lantern, has local hausfraus flipping their pot-holders. They call him another Valentino mil muscles . . . Mcs' call me Santa Claws) . . . Play "Broken Promise" and whistle "Apple Blossom Time." Praekilly note for note . . . The biz is so bis at Radio City Music Hall doors open at 7:'15 ante meridian . . -• What happens to some ex-comics? Four former funny-fellas are doormen at four 42d St. movie houses Add to your list of folks not to invite to the same party. Lester and Howard Lanir;, brothers and once partners in the society-orchestra business. Dotz nize, don't slug. "Dear Mr. Winchell," passionately writes S. Roslow, director nt Pulse, Inc. (one of the leading rating services in television, "I read your quote from Stanley Frank's Satevcpost article on ratings and the 'alleged flaw in the interview (ratings) method." Namely, that viewers would be reluctant to admit they watched a trivial show and would say they were watching a serious show to impress the Interviewers. Our survey results Indicate that this Is entirely untrue since the serious programs would have higher ratings than the trivial programs, if Stanley Frank is right. This is a popular fallacy that has been compounded through the years by persons not familiar with ratings and research. All I might mention is—what happens to programs such as Omnibus, Seven Lively Arts, etc., compared to *he top 10 or 15 listings?" Well, we dunno, but this to a good time to Invite readers to Jot down what teevee shows they watch regularly. The eol'm appears In all 48 slates, the District of Columbia and Alaska (among other places around the globe) and R might be interesting to see what the people's choices are. So please send us a note (or postcard) Muting your pet teevee shows. We will count the votes first and then submit them to all rating fervtcet for tallying. Poulist Fathers To Celebrate Centennial CHICAGO — (UP) — The first Roman Catholic order or priests founded in America will celebrate its centennial next year. The Paulist Fathers also will celebrate the 125th anniversary oC Chicago's first Catholic parish, Old St. Mary's, which they have administered since 1903. The Paulists will celebrate their first hundred years from their 24 houses and foundations from coast to coast. The order, known formally as the Society of Missionary Priests or St. Paul the Apostle, was founded In New York City on Mar. 6, 1858. During the last 99 years, the five charter members have expanded to more than 200. They administer parishes in Chicago, New York, San Francisco; Portland, Ore.; Layton, Utah; Boston Mass.; Clemson, S. C.; Memphis, Winchester, Tenn.; Minneapolis; Lubbock and Austin, Tex., and Los Angeles. MONDALE BACK IN ACTION LOS ANGELES, Calif. (UP)— Guard Harry Mondale, who an-, cliors the Oregon line, returned to practice Thursday as the Ducks worked two hours in a spirited session in preparing for their Jan. 1 date in the Rose Bowl with Ohio State. Mondale was out with a siege of the flu. HUBERT PharoK-Trlbnn* Co. "Still rainimr?" PnMlihed dally except Saturday and holiday* by I ., Inc., KIT Enut Broadway, LoKnmport. Indinnn. Entered •» «econd cliiKfl mutter at the pott offlc* at Losrnnnport. Ind., under tha act of Uurcli a. 1870. 5R AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS AND UNITED PUSH PHAROS-TRIBUNE National Adyertl»l»«; Re»reienta«Te» {•land NtifCfancr "Old man Burton sure is touchy about anyone cutting across his yard!"

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