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Logansport, Indiana
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Monday, May 20, 1957
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Monday Evening, May 20, 1957. THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE PROGRAM FOR LOGANSPORT • 1. An Adequate Civic Center 2. An Adequate Sewage Disposal System 3. Suffiicint Parking Facilities Building the Hospital Wing With the recent opening of bids on the Memorial Hospital, addition, it became clear that those responsible for handling awarding of bids must cut back on some of the construction to stay within the funds which will be available. At the present time, the bond issue of $850,000 plus the $336,000 pledged in the drive give the trustees a total of $1,186,000 with which to work. The total of the low bids submitted comes to $1,275,000, and this figure does not include fees or the electrical work. The electrical contract is estimated to be in the neighborhood of $135,000, and fees might total about $35,000. This means that at least a quarter of a million dollars must be cut out of the maximum construction program somewhere. The real need in Logansport is for additional hospital beds. The other services and conveniences must be secondary to the addition of beds and rooms. The entire hospital building program in Logansport arose and became a reality only because of the portrayal and realization of the desperate need for added beds and .patient rooms. The maximum building program prepared by the architects and on which bids were asked and submitted gives the hospital a net gain of 33 beds. We feel that this is certainly the very minimum number of additional beds that should be considered. In cutting back on the construction program to come within the funds available, we strongly urge the trustees not to cut out a single bed or patient room. The cutting down can be accomplished in the ancillary services, in the lounges, in some of the conveniences, and perhaps in some of the not so vitally necessary equipment or other phases of the program. The beds and the rooms for patients are of top priority, and should re- 1 main so without question. IN THE PAST One Year Ago Charles E. Skillcn, Winarnac, was re-elccled today for his Ihird two-year term as state Democratic chairman. Death claimed Leo Swaim, 49, of Flora. Logansport's baseball team walloped West Lafayelle, 15 lo 0, at Riverside park. Mrs. Malinda Orders, V8, died at her home in Monon. Ten Years Ago John Sayler, 78, a retired audilor, died at his home in Winamac. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Victor Wolf, 711 West Market street, a daughter, at the St. Joseph hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Harmon, Flora, arc the parents of a daughter, born at the Cass county hospital. A daughter was born at the Cass county hos-. pltal to Mr. and Mrs. Karl Miller, roule 2, Gal- veslon. Tom McCormick, 77, former Carroll county ihcriff, died at his home in Delphi. There were 838 horses assessed in Cass county this year compared with 1,033 last year. Twenty Years Ago The War Department engineering division will hold a hearing next monlh at Delphi on an application from the Carroll county board of commissioners for building a freo highway bridge across the Wabash Iliver at Lockport. Tho German Baplisl church's national con- vcnlion being held near Camdcn closed afler Ihe i ban on radio receivers in homos was conlinucd. Mrs. Emma Parker, 94, a pioneer Cass county resident, died at the homo of her daughter,. Mrs. Kato Binney, soulneast of Lake Cicott. Mrs. Jennie Sparks, 78, Peru, expired at Dukes hospital there. Curtis Ginn, 74, succumbed al his Fulton county home. D. S. Good, 68, former Jefferson township, Miami county, trustee, passed away at his home a mile west of Mexico. Fifty Years Ago Architect Cook is at work on the plans for the Odd Fellows homo which is to be built at the corner of Fifth and North streets. Charles Felker is opening a new restaurant and ice cream parlor in the Crowe building at the corner of Eel River avenue and Third street. Jake Cuppy has r-eturned from LaCrossc, Wis., where he has been playing wilh the state league team. Frank Leach has resigned his position at Iho Vandalia freight house and has accepted a position In tho shops. Drew Pearson's MERRY-CO-ROUND Drew Pearson Says: Berserk mood of Congress may endanger National Defense; Ike and Monty forgot their own mistakes in World War II; General Bradley says they prolonged -war three months, WASHINGTON. — Congress is now in a wild, free-wheeling mood such as hasn't been seen by Washington observers since the ebb-days of Herbert Hoover. It's a mood in which every Congressman wants to get in his whack at the budget so he can wave the meat-ax from the soapbox back home. It's a mood in which the budget may be. cut up, not intelligently, but piecemeal when it gets to the floor of the House of Representatives. The mood is sweeping Congress like a tornado, and neither the President's TV appeal nor Congressional leaders have been able to stop it. Actually the leaders haven't tried. GOP leaders, all of them in the opposite wing from "Modern Republicanism," are delighted at the way the budget worm has turned, and Ike's appeal brought as much critical mail as it did favorable. He was bitterly disappointed. That was one reason he pulled his punches so markedly at his press conference the day after his TV address, announced to Congress that he would not retaliate against Republicans who opposed him, said he would not even work directly with Ihe Modern Republicans who are fighting for him. This was like pinning a "Kick Me" sign on his own back. It was also equivalent lo telling such courageous GOP friends as Sens. Clifford Case of New Jersey and Jack Javils of New York that their battles for him would be unre- warded. No President since Lhe days of Herbet Hoover, who never understood politics, has used these tactics with Congress. It means the abdication of power. In this case it may mean Congress, not the While House, will be running the country for the next three and a half years. Note — Responsible Congressional leaders such as George Mahon of Texas, head of the Military Appropriations Subcommiltce, are worried over whal the hell-bent- for-economy rush will do lo Ihe armed services. Mahon has warned House leaders they must slop the carnage when the Defense Budget comes up for a vole. Two Old Soldiers When those two old soldiers, Field Marshal Montgomery and General Eisenhower, decided they would have fired Generals Lee and Mcadc- for their errors in the heat of Gcllysmirg, they forgot some errors they themselves made, not in the heat of battle, In World War If. Their greatcsl error was lo cut off Ihe gasoline of Gens. Omar Bradley and George S. Palton when they were racing for the German border, bringirtg their offensive lo a dead slop in order lo lei Monty catch up. Most war stralegisUs have pulled their punches in evaluating this error, but some believe it caused many thousands of American casualties and delayed winning the war for three months. General Bradley, one of the gentler critics, put. it this way: "Three months and many casualties later we were lo be forcefully reminded thai in war, opportunity once forsaken, is opportunity lost forever. Not ur.lil Dec. 2 did Third Army crack Ihe Saar — and then only after a hitler winter offensive through a heavily fortified line." Other critics said the war could have been won before Christmas, Instead it terminated May (>. This column reported guardedly Ocl. 22, 1944 because of warlimc censorship: "Monlgotncry had boon given Caen as his objective. Bui days passed and nolhing happened. Eisenhower kept hammering at. Montgomery, urging an advance. But nothing happened. Finally Air Intelligence showed that German resistance behind Allied lines was a mere shell. So Eisenhower gave the order for Bradley to ignore Montgomery and break through Nazi lines lo the soulli." Monty Wauled U, S. Troops The fact was that Montgomery ROUGH WEATHER '. '*<Mj&aBi demanded an entire U. S. Army, •the First Army, to command be. fore he would advance. General Bradley describes Ihis in detail in his book "A Soldier's Story." He also tells how Montgomery was given his and Patton's gasoline. Bradley on the whole was kind toward his friend Eisenhower, but occasionally he chafed al the way Ike delayed Ihe war and lost lives to appease Montgomery. "Eisenhower was not yet ready to cut us free from Montgomery," wrote the man in command of Eisenhower's combat Iroops. Montgomery suggested lhat the Third Army might bed down on the Meuse and there let Palton hold while he raced on lo Berlin, wrote Bradley, "The proposal was reminiscent of Monty's ta-clics during the Sicilian campaign when he recommended lhat U. S. forces sil out the war on a defensive front while he went on alone lo take 'Messina." When Montgomery wanted lo take over Ihe enlirc U. S. First Army lo bolster his own British forces, Bradley opposed. "Why three additional corps?" He argued with Eisenhower, "Thnl's two more than he will need. If Monty would only lake a chance and allack without overwhelming preponderance, wo might use those two remaining oorps lo reinforce our lower thrust on the Rhine." But Eisenhower sided wilh Montgomery, and General Patton,'according lo Bradley, "soon found his advance choked off by shortage of gasoline. I argued strenuously with Eisenhower over Monty's extravagance In Tonnage bui was unable lo budge him. "I pleaded wii.h Ike lo discard (Monty's) scheme for an air drop on Tournai. 'We'll be Ihere before you can pull It.' I warned but. Eisenhower stuck by his guns." Sure enough, Bradley gol lo Tournai with his fast-moving ground Iroops before Monty got there by air. "At 5:15 a.m. Sept. 3," wrote Bradley, "Hanson awakened me with a message from Monty who complained lhat U. S.. Iroops in Tournai were blocking Ihe British roptl." Those wore some .of the errors two o'.d soldiers forgot aboul when they said they would have fired Lee and Mcadc for errors at Gettysburg. DAYLIGHT ROBnKRY KEOKUK, Iowa (UP)— Red faces were- in slylc among al- tcndnnls al a local service station Sunday. While they were busy, a thief apparently walked into Ihe station, picked up $400 in cash and checks, and walked out again unobserved. . LAFF-A-DAY Angelo Potri Train Child Early to Meet Responsibility John Henry, aged twelve, brought a note from his teacher. • r John Henry is not working to capacity. The term is well over and he has not qualified for promotion. If he would only apply himself, really get down lo work, there is no reason why he should rot sland in Ihe lop quarter at his class." Father sludied his son, then read Ihe nole again. "This says you don'l do your work. Why don't you? Want to be left back? Want to be Lhe boob in Ihe class? Want . to let your cousins get ahead o-E you? What is Iho mailer with you •anyway? Now get upstairs and get to work nnd I'll look over your lessons hereafter." Many a home echoes with such words this lime of the term. Many a half-grown boy and girl get the some sort of note. They do not put out all the effort that their lessons require. They have lo make a real struggle to do this because they are at a stage of growth lhat takes much of Iheir energy, and at the same lime they feel tho need of rest from labor and the enjoyment of entertainment. The radio, the television and the teams call to Ihem willi far more enticing voices than do the lessons. They have a~ problem as well as '.he teachers. "Shades of the prison house begin li> close upon the growing boy."..That is inevitable. Unless parents look ahead toward lhat day and strengthen the children to meet it, the teacher's note, and Ihe cause of it, are certain to appear. How should you prepare for il? As usual we have lo begin early. As soon as a child begins lo want to be useful, allow him lo be so by giving him a chore wilhin his ability to begin, carry on and complete. These three steps are im- peralive. We are teaching Lhe child lhat he is responsible for the task he has undertaken. We do not tell him so, of course, but, lo make Lhe lesson cffecLlvc, we give him work that he is well able lo do and which will give him a i'ecl- ing of achievement. Thai feciing brings great salisfaclion and con- lenlmenl of spirit. The pre-teen-age child who draws that note from the teacher has not known lhat feeling, or not enough of il, lo know the satisfaction oE achievement antl Ihe feeling of power it induces. It is going lo be hard for him at his age ID calch up lo his growth nnd ils needs and responsibilities. ' II. can be done but done Ihe hard way. To prevent this hardship, leach children lo do what they can do with nil their might. Give Ihem tasks wilhin Ihcir abiiily to FINISH. Finishing is essential so be careful to grade the work. Don't, expect loo much too soon, but keep leaching, praising and en- couraging and that note will not come. Rod ford and Stassen In Disagreement on Disarmament Policy WASHINGTON (UP)—A serious split within tile Eisenhower administration on a possible disarmament agreement with Russia appeared to have broken into.Iho open today. On one side was Adm. Arthur W. Raclford, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. He told newsmen Sunday he does not think Russia "can be trusled" to carry out disarmament agreements, and indicated he will battle for "foolproof" arrangements before agreeing to any "open skies" disarmament inspection plan. On the optimislic side was Harold E. Slasscn, Presidenl Eisenhower's special disarmament adviser. He said on his return here Friday from London disarmament talks that- this country and Russia are "closer to agreement" on first-slep moves for aerial inspection and arms reductions. Bui he warned Ihere are slill majiy difficulties to be solved. Eis'enJiower and Secretary of Stale John Foster Dulles both- have spoken recently wilh guarded optimism about prospects for a firsl-slep arms limilalion - inspection deal wilh the Soviet Union. The President told .his news conference last week he believes the Russians "arc now growing moro serious" about disarmament, partly because of an economic pinch. Radford, who is slated to retire in August, has been r e p o r I e d ready to speak out against disarmament after his departure from the Eisenhower "team." .Reluming from a 21-day inspection Lour of South America Sunday, he was reluctant at firsl lo comment on Ihe London disarmament talks. Asked, iiowever, if he thought Russia could be trusled to carry out disarmament agreements, he replied: "No, I don'l think Ihey •can be Iruslcd lo carry out anything." Tallulah Will Open London Engagement LONDON (UP) — Actress Tallulah Bankhead flew into London from New York today and told airport photographers. "Don't come too close, darlings, I don't want lo Show my double chin." Miss Bankhead, who last visited England six years ago, will do a season al London's Cafe de Paris nightclub. "I shall be offering tho darling audience something new. They will have to lake it or leave it," she said. "I haven't worked out any details yet. The firsl night will be a kind of a dress rehearsal." Docs ynu child Rot along well wltli his plnymiiles? Is he timid and lonely? Dr. Pntrl lias written n helpful booklet for parents, No.' 304, "Your Child and Other People." To obluln a copy, send 25 CHOP FAILURE SAN BKRNARDINO, Calif. (UP) — Superior Court Judge Archie D. Mitchell turned down the leniency plea of Reuben N. Aviln, 21! whoso lawyer said Avila was simply "growing a few little plants in his back yard for his own use." Mitchell was unimpressed. "He wasn't just growing daisies," he said. Avila was convicted on 'charges of growing marijuana. cenlx In coin lo him, c/o this pnpcr, P. 0. Box 1)9, Station G, New Yori 19, N.Y. (Released by he Bell Syndicate, IllC.) PHAROS-TRIBUNE Dnlly ar.c per neck by vnrrltr $18.20 par rear. H7 mail am riii-nl route* IB M, (Jnrroll, While. I'ulnxkl. Pillion anil Mlnml cnnnlleii, tlO.IMI per renr> trndlnR nrea nnd within liiillnnn..(I1.IM) per yenrl onlnlde Indian*. ' mil mihfti-rliitlnni pn-rnlile In mlvnnco. No mull enb- *18.1)11 per j-riir All in •crlptlim* wild vi-her* cnrrier I'hnrot utaMUIied 18<M Journal e»tnhll»hecl 18-10 iilntHlneil. Reporter entnkllNhed 18ft» 'Tribune e»tabll»ae«l HOT Walter Winchell Broadway and Elsewhere The Broadway Crowd Ginger Rogers' closest friends report that 'the divorce action is the toughest role she ever played. That she "knew" it wouldn't jell when they married and that she may never wed again . . . Gwen Verdon, who won sugary notices as star of "New Girl In Town," •flunked the initial audition. They wanted Shelley Winters . . . Some first-nighters wondered about the persistent items aj year ago thatl Miss Verdon andl choreographer R.o-1 bert Fosse would! marry . . . The! swank Colony and! El Morocco sell are appalled over! the Linda Christ-^ ian publicity hoop-j la. They say the| Marquis De Por-i tago's wealthy mother will be on the young widow's team. She did all she could to keep their marriage from crashing . . . Time mag confirms our tip that Lady Iris Mountbatten became a secret bride recently. They describe him as a well-lo-ito broker. Perhaps he is. Years ago, however, he played guitar in Benny Goodman's band and not long ago was on the staff at "Luck-. Pierre's." Memo to the Editor: Only halt the story of the spy case (brokc-n by the FBI) has been disclosed with the pleas of guilty by the Sobles ami Albam . . . The two principal culprits are at lar^'e . . . One is a woman . . . She was once head of a secret army insinuation at Salzburg . . . She fled to France with her'husband . . . Both are high on the G-Men's wanled list . . . They gave Ihe Russians detailed information on the alom bomb and slock piles. The initials of one: J. F. There will be a midnight wedding at Ihe 1st Presbyterian Church tomorrow niglil. Nancy Devlin, who ploys :\ 12-year in "Hotel Paradise," will wed teevee aclor Chris Bobn. The casl will be Ihe witnesses. No honeymoon. The groom has Iv bookings in Chicago . . . Budd Schulberg reportedly rejected Mickey Rooncy for the lead in Ihe film version of "What Makes Sammy Run'.'" lie (has final say on who is cast . . . James ("Kleenex" proxy) Kim- bcrly, who was boomed for Sen. McCarthy's Senate seat, told well- meaning boosters he knows nothing about politics — lo drop Ihe subject . . . Sorry to see Ihe Sid Caesar program go ... Janet Blair has a million do'.lars in movie, teevee and sla^o contracts waiting for her signature. Page (U) of Photoplay shows every pretty freckle on Doris Day's face. More eye-tractive than Ihe familiar glamour shots . . . You Nev-or Know Who's Out Front: Vera Miles' big break was a bit in a leevee drama. Alf Hi'.chcock happened lo be looking. Nexl Slop: Slur-dustown . . . "On Forgotten Street" is one of the belter new ballads. Sounds like music . . . Variety's frivolous description of Billy Graham in The Big City: "Big Pray vs. Big Sin" . . . Sponsor Magazine reveals thai Ihe average cost of a one hour variety program is $nil,000. Next season the sum will be closer lo $130,1)1)0 . . , Never in leevce history have sponsors, networks and agencies been so cautious about closing deals. De.silu is Ihe only producing stmlio to sell almost all of ils shows . . . Sinatra's Il'wooi! office has this on the wall: "Nobody Knows The Troubles I've Seen. And, Be'.ieve Me, Nobody Cares." One of the bcsl kepi mnvic secrets is "The Earth Is Born," produced by Transfihn Technicolor . . . Based on Life's series . . . II look 3'A years lo make. II runs only 27 minutes. Broadway gets it in the Fall . . . Scientists from nil over the world approved every fool of it for accuracy. They herald II "as the most significant" contribution to the explanation of, the mystery of the Earlh'.s -creation . . . The narration will be dubbed in every language. . . .Actress Marv Welch's recollections of Eugene O'Neill (in Theatre Arts) is readable. A penetrating insight into an unusual man. . .Newsweek reports that Roz Russell is Broadway's highest paid star. Mebbeso. But Ethel Merman's loot probably matches it. ... Broadway veterans were surprised to read thai Ed Wynn needs the money he earns on tee- vee. He once .made $980.000 in one year... .Backers of Broadway shows have the great privilege of purchasing opening nighl seals. Producer George Abbott stresses dignity, dignity, dignity — Everybody (including his stars) call him Mr. Abbott. Ethel Barrymore is probably tho only actress who doesn't keep a scrapbook. She contends: "I remember only what I want to remember. Why clutter up the houso with a lot of dead history?". . . The fanlaslic success of "My Fair Lady" up'd the salary of Julie An- drews—S250 to $1.250 per. . .Hex Harrison gels $5000. . .Wendy Hiller, who has a brief role in "Something of Value," makes it stand out with slar-iike brilliance. . . Jack Webb (Mr. Dragnet) complained lo an interviewer (hat ha is not a millionaire, despite his huge income. "1 got 4 million dollars '.or selling the 'Dragnet* series," he said, "but 1 wound up with only $r>0,000". . .Someone's gol his arithmetic wrong. That was a capital-gains sel-up and you wind up with considerably more than lhat. . .The fading season's most successful playwrights turned out to be Eugene O'Neill and George Bernard Shaw. . .Helen Hayes' wisdom: "Never judge a friend by one moment of misunderstanding." Judy Holliday gets her Big Kicks learning to play the bongo drums with Val Anthony's Trio at Tha Living Room. . .The iitree set has flipt over novelist James Jones' bride, the former Gloria Moso- lir.o, who was Marilyn's stand-in. At intellectual parlies her mimicry of Monroe stops the show. . .Juno Perry, who thrushed in the Copa Lounge last season, has been signed by Mercury Records. A discovery of Danny Stradclla, landlord of the famed Danny's Hideaway. She is currently at Tho Elegante. . .Entertainers you rarely read aboul include Clara Ward and her Gospel Singers. They sold 4 million records in 4 years. The top draw in the hand-clapping depl. . .Being a disc jockey isn't as easy as you think. The avcrago deejay now must wade thru nearly 0,000 new ".singles" a year plus j'dOO LPs. . .CBS s'.ar Bill Leonard, who recently divorced and re-wed, .was "Father of the Year" in '50. Meyer Levin, author of "Compulsion," complains thai the press ignores his lawsuit against Iho hit play, "Diary of Ainu; Frank." He says that despite the producer's battery of barristers—he's won every round lo dale. The ease will go lo (rial. . .Gloria Krisly, a d»il in the "Follies," is half owner of a thriving resort in Minnesota. . .Previewers who enjoyed Audrey Hepburn's next nioviu ("Love in the Aflernoon") wonder how the oensurs okayed "all Hie risgaiety" . . Jean-Anouilh, author of "Wall/! of Ihe Toreadors.,, will try to shook you with his next piny, "Restless Heart." The heroine gels involved in an affair at the ago of M. . .That was .Juliet's age. . .Lowell Thomas and Dimitri Tiomkin are nt Oyster Bay completing tlu' score and narration for the next "Cinerama." Tho title will be ".Search For Paradise". . .The :! shows thai folded last week played Ihe devil with angels. They lost $1-10,000. . .You can tell Talu never dines at Uiu Automat, On Hie Sieve Allen show she pin. .a nickel in the slot and got coffee. Not any more, lady. . . Irony of the U.S. Uov't not per- milling new theatres for Lincoln Square, Manhallan. 11 pays lor dozens of newly built playhouses in West Germany. NYC TO~AKAN»ON~TKA1NS INDIANAPOLIS (UP) — The New York Central Railroad i;ol authority from (he Indiana Pub- he Service Commission today to discontinue passenger trains No. II and 12 between Indianapolis and Ihe Illinois border. The PSC order nolod there were no public complaints whon a hearing on the request was held in Crawfordsville. HUBERT 5-20 Puullnhed dnllj except 8nn«J»j nnd hollrtnj.. by l'haro»~Trll)ii»« Co* Inc., nl7 Ennt Urondwny, LoKnnNpAit, Inillnnn, I3ntere<l''n« eecunil dafta matter «t the poat office at LAK-nnMport, Ind.. under the not ol Mnreli 8. is:o. "You've got a patient over at Main and Fifth." AUDIT or cinocijATioNs AND DNITIOD PIUIII National AdTertlnlnic ReareaMtmttYWl (Q 1!>57, Kins 1-eilures tynilkitc, Inc., World iijjhll rnervtd "The next one should be a local."

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