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Logansport, Indiana
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Tuesday, May 28, 1957
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THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE PROGRAM FOR LOGANSPORT 1. An Adequate Civic C»nt*r 2. An Adequate Sewag* Disposal Syttem 3. Suffiicent Parking Facilities Memorial Day, 1957 It is well that we pause and remember on Memorial Day. The speeches and the parades help us to remember. But in remembering v/e should try to know what it was really like for the men whose memories we honor. War isn't really parades and heroic words and medals with bright ribbons. It's anguish and torment; it's sore feet and filth; it's fatigue to the point of despair, and loneliness at night and at noon; it's fear that gnaws at a man's stomach and almost shrivels his soul. Our liberty has not been bought cheaply. It was paid for with blood, with incredible suffering, with heroism, by men who didn't know they were heroes or want to be heroes. They were men who walked one more mile with aching feet, when they shouldn't have been able to walk one more mile. They were men who stood fast when they wanted to run, who moved forward when they wanted to stay in a hole. They did dirty, nasty . jobs that had to be done. At Valley Forge or at the Chosin Reservoir it was the same: War is ugly and mocks the dignity of -men. The best way we can honor the memory of the men who died in the name of liberty is to dedicate ourselves to do our best to honorably prevent new wars. Remembering what war is really like may help us to do that. Monty Speaks Out Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery, one of the ablest of the World War II generals, recently spoke critically of two American generals who participated in a crucial battle in the War • Between the States; The field marshal is quoted as saying that he would have fired both General Meade and General Lee, had they been under his command at Gettysburg. Monty believes that Lee erred seriously when he launched an all-out assault on his enemy's strongest position. Meade failed to take full advantage of his opportunities and failed to keep control of his forces, in Montgomery's opinion. Some historians might'agree with the famed English general. Lee was a great general, and too wise a soldier to believe that he was infallible. Lincoln was not entirely satisfied with Meade's- conduct of the battle; he believed that the Union forces should have pursued the Confederates more aggressively. Nevertheless, Montgomery can expect some arguments. As for whether either of the American generals, Lee or Meade, deserved to be sacked, Montgomery's judgment seems entirely too harsh. As he should know, generals do not fight battles as they would like to, but are frequently compelled by circumstances to do things that are against their best judgments. Hindsight is the sharpest kind of vision, but it is an advantage denied to men at the time they must act. IN THE PAST 'One tear Ago The fee for tapping city wator mains has been raised lo S70 under a new rale schedule approved by the Public Service Commission on May 5. , Mrs. Rosa Billing, 95, died al Camden. The Rev. William Smith, 82, retired Christian minister, -succumbed al his home in Delphi. Death claimed Mrs. Ella Nightingale, 72, of Monon. Ten Years Ago Janet Handy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orma Handy, route 1, was killed in a fall from a car on highway 24, five miles easl of Peru. Thomas Speer, 81, Flora, died at Ihe St. Joseph hospital. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Foy Sherman, 1530 Michigan avenue, a daughter, at tho St. Joseph hospilal. Mr. and Mrs. John Bowman, route 2, Walton, are the parenls of a daughter, born al Iho St. Joseph hospital. A daughter was born at Ihe Cass county hospital lo Mr. and Mrs. Gale Slater, 1S2!) Clifton avenue. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Rohwald, 813 Kloenne, a daughter, at the Cass county hospital. Twenty Years Ago Mrs. Minnie E. Butler, wife of former Cass County Sheriff Warren' T. Butler, died at her home in Logansport. Henry Kercher, (1C, retired Perry township land owner, died al the home of his daughler, Mrs. Horace Merrill in Gilcad. David Rui'us Shaffer, 80, native of Carroll county, died at his home in Burrows after two weeks of illness. Mrs. Ida Cook, of Tloyal Center, was hospitalized with serious injuries after a piano toppled over on her while she was cleaning house. William Clifford, manager of grain elevator at Anderson, shol and killed one of two bandits as they attempted to rob the elevator safe. Charles Fry, 60, who operated a saw mill here for years, died at his home, in Star City after two weeks of illness. Fifty Years Aao I-t Is now an assured fact thai Ihe Chicago, Logansporl, Indiannpolie & Evansville railroad will bo built with Ihe lorminal buildings on Burlington avenue between the Wabash river and Colfax street. • Misses Quinn, Gilman, and Covatilt, teachers of rooms 1, 2, and 3 at Longfellow, took their children to Riverside park for an outing. J. G. Thomas, manager of Ihe Elliott whole- Mi* store, bos returned from a visit in Marlon. Drew Pearson's MERRY-GO-ROUND Wednesday Evening, May 29, 1957, SPECIAL DELIVERY Drew Pearson says: Chiang Kai- shek had no real plans for retaking Chinese Mainland; Formosa n riots were worst In U.S. diplomatic history; many faces are red over Formosan incident. WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators who visiled'Formosa last year took a long auto ride over extremely dusty roads, then an hour's flight in a bucketseat airplane to' lunch with Generalissimo Chiang Kai shek and Madame Chiang on their lake in the middle of Formosa. They came away wondering why they had taken the long trip. "Do you think you can retake the Chinese Mainland?"asked Sen. Mike .Monroney of Oklahoma. "Bow," replied the Generalissimo, holding out his glass of sweet wine in a toast. Pressed further, and after more "bows" which means "health," Chiang said there was no question that he could retake the Mainland. "How will you retake it?", asked Sen. Tom Hennings of Missouri. "When I land," replied the Generalissimo, "the people will rise up everywhere and join me." He gave no intimation that his own people would rise up against Americans first. Worst Diplomatic Attack There have been some very red faces in Washington and New York following the anli-American riots in Formosa—the worst riots, incidentally, that any American diplomat can remember. At no time in the history of the U.S.A. has an American embassy ever been invaded and gutted as our embassy in Taipei. An embassy is sacred soil, the sovereign, properly of the Uniled Stales, as sacred as the soil of the White House or Congress; and even countries with which we.have been at war, such as Japan and Germany, have so respected it But in Formosa, American diplomatic properly was destroyed, and Americans beaten by angry mobs of the nalion which would have ceased being a nation without American support. No American diplomat can recall anything like it. Had the incident occurred in a Communist country, diplomatic relations would have been severed immediately. Chief result is going to be a review of our entire relations with Nationalist China, Red Facu Roll-Call Meanwhile here are the facns which are slill flushed and flaming over the outburst of anti-Americanism on the island kept going by American . Iroops and American dollars: Sen. William Knowland of California — Sometimes called the "Senator from Formosa." He is literally purple. Knowland has tried to cut foreign aid lo olher counlries but has insisted on aid to Formosa. San Francisco's Chinatown politicians are among his slaunch GOP backers. Gen. Douglas MucArthur of Hie Wnidorf Tower In NYC—II was over Formosa thai Mac-Arthur split with Truman and got fired. He told Republican Senators visil- ing him in Japan thai Chiang Kai- shek could use Formosa as a base lo land on the Chinese Mainland and retake Hod China. The Chinese people would rise up in welcome, MacArlhu'r maintained. Mac didn't figure that the Nationalist. Chinese would rise up against Americans first. Truman told MacArlhur he, not the General, wus running foreign policy, and yanked him homo. It was over Formosa that our bi-partisan -1'oreign policy broke up. Admiral Arthur Radfnrd—who arranged to moot Ike on his "I will go to Korea" visit and who, while the plane refueled in Okinawa, sold Ike on "unleashing" Chiang Kakshek lo attack Ihe Chinese Mainland. Withdraw the U.S. 7th Fleet from holding buck Chiang, Iladford argued, and tho Generalissimo would retake China. Eisenhower bought the idea, also bought Radford as part of Ihe package. He made Radford Chairman of Ihe Joint Chiefs of Staff. Last week when Radford blasted Ike's disarmament plans, ho got bawled out by the man who bought him. Doubtless Ike now wishes he'd never listened to Radford. Sen. William Jenncr of Indiana— Who made a speech on the Senale floor calling Gen; George Marshall a virtual traitor because he warned that Chiang. Kai-shek was unlikely to retake the Chinese mainland. John Foster Dulles—Who fired John Carter Vincent from the State Department was having poor judgment because he also advised that Chiang Kai-shek was a weak reed for the U.S.A. to lean on. Vicc-PreBidcnt Nixon—Who has bowed low before the altar of Chiang Kai-shek, though not as low as his fellow-Californian, Bill Knowland. Nixon's election campaign to the Senate in 1950 was thoughtfully and generously subsidized by Louey Kung, nephew of Chiang Kai-shek, who flew out to Los Angeles personally. One of Nixon's campaign managers later made a stalemenl regarding the •financial help received from Chiang Kai-shek forces. This, incidentally, is one way in which Chiang has kept foreign aid flowing lo F.ormosa. His relatives in tho U.S.A. have backed certain senators, and the laller, in turn, have continued lo back American aid lo Chiang Kai-shek. . Provident Elsenhower himself also musl be a little red-faced. His ]D52 campaign for President was filled with oratory about Truman's mistake in not unleashing Chiang Kai-shek. So Ike unleashed Chiang Kai-shek by withdrawing the 7th fleet, then found he had lo send tho fleet back in a hurry to protect Chiang from Red Chinese invasion. Finally, Jke asked the W.S. Con- gross lo give him complete aulhor- ily to declare war, if necessary, to protect Chiang- and the same Nationalist Chinese who have now inflicted one of the most vicious attacks on Americans in our HB year's of history. Angela Patri Thin Clad Excuse MADISON, Wis. (UP)—Bernard Oomplon, 41, was hauled into court on a drunkcness- charge Monday when police caught him running around Capitol Square in liis ' shorts. Cromplon told Iho judge lie "w;is trying to run a four-minute mile" but didn't make ill because he kept "gelling slopped by policemen,". He for- 'felted $10 bail. WITNESS REMOVES JUROR , COLUMBUS, Ohio (UP) — A judge let a witness take a juror out of a trial Monday. The juror, Robert Davis, 60, became ill during the Irial and the witness, Dr. George Hecr, took Davis to a hospilal to remove his appendix. HUBERT © I9J7, King Pcatuia Syndicate, Inc., World lights reserved. Going Steady Poses Problem For Parents "I'm In a jam. We have two children, a boy and a girl. The boy is 14 and the girl, 16. The boy gives us very little trouble with his activities in his free time. He did want to use Irro car one eve- •ning, bul when his father said No and explained his reasons, he seemed content and did not ask again. "But the girl—the latest is the w-orst. She came home recently wil/h a ring on the third finger other left hand, and when we asked about it, she explained she was going "steady" with a boy in her class. "W'hen we said Ijliis could, not be allowed and that the ring must be returned, she had a regular tantrum, shouted, stamped and cried. We insisted but we had to send lor the boy, explain our stand and give him Ihe ring. She wouldn't do it. Since then she-has scarcely spoken to us, droops about the house, won't go out with Uie other boys and girLs, and wo just don't know what to do. We feel terrible. IJo. give in or lo hold out? We just can't stand this much longer." There is nothing to do but to hold on. This "going steady" idea that some children' have taken up is not to be encouraged. When a young man and a young woman leave their group and go out with each olher lo the exclusion of all others, share each other's work and play while disregarding other members of their circle, il means just one- thing—the preliminary step to marriage. That is the experience of Hie race. It is M very- well lo say, "Times have changed." Maybe. But one lliing is sure: human nature has not changed, nor have the consequences of "going steady" or of early marriage. They slill spell hard work, home, children, self- sacrifice, duly. Children of the early teens havo no understanding of all this. They cannot have. 'When they begin to feel sex rising within them, they naturally seek companionship wilh. members of Ihe opposite sex. Very well, but that is not to say that this interest is to be fixed on just one of the many. They need wide and varied experiences in all walks of life—knowledge of people, things relating l/o people oE all sorts, knowledge of life's ways wilh people. They have to be acquainted wl-fh grief and to hnva overcome it' along wilh other difficulties that life sends their way. In short, they must mature in body, mind and spirit. To do this they must mingle, mix, share with, blieir group. ( II is 'undoubtedly hard Jor a mother or father or both lo battle agaiast'. a willful child, lo hold fast against his or her demands to be'allowed to make a mistake. But they have the strength to hold on. That is the very heart of the mailer. Children have no such power and "going steady" is no way to gain it. Board Grants Paroles to 35 INDIANAPOLIS (UP) — The Indiana State Prison Parole Board Tuesday authorized paroles for 55 inmates and discharged seven other prisoners. , The Stale Board of Corrections announced the parole list includes one man convicted of first-degree murder. He was ,A1 Armstrong, sentenced from Lake Count in 1829. ' . Other paroles included: Thomas Alexander, Putnam County, 195G, 1-7 years for non-. support. Joseph Johnson, Putnam, 1956, 1-5, escaped from State Farm. •Hubert Burden, Putnam, 1956, 1-5, escaped from State Farm. James Hart, Greene, 1056, 1-10, •grand larceny. Harold Carpenter, While, 1956, 1-10, receiving stolen goods. • Ernest Clancy, Allen, 1956, 1-10, assault and ballery with intenl to commit a felony. Earl Freeman, Putnam, 1954, 1-5, escaped from State Farm. George Reveler, Lake, li)55, 2-5, second-degree burglary. Sam Gladney, Lake, 1954, 1-10, •grand larceny. Robert Whyte, Lake, 1954, 2-5, second-degree burglary, Inmates paroled and discharged 'included Cecil' Hobbs, Putnam, 1953,. 1-5, escaped from State Farm. Wires Break 50-Foot Fall • EVANSVILLE (UP) — Joseph Shrove, 1 36, Eyansville, fell 50 feet from a swaying scaffold to the roof of a warehouse Tuesday, and lived, apparently because six guy wires broke his fall. Shrove, a painter, was taken to St, Mary's Hospital where his con-' dition was listed us critical. Shreve was putting up a sectional steel scaffold with another painter, Teddy Johnston, 20, Ev- jansvillc. The men were preparing to paint the water lower on lop o£ the warehouse. Johnston said tho men were putting in the last section of the slr.uc- j.ure when it began to sway. They attempted .to lash the frame to Mic tower. But Johnston said Shreve's section continued to sway. Apparently Shreve thought lha scaffold would .collapse and leaped for a guy wire, Johnston said. Shreve missed and fell from guy •wire lo guy wire to the roof below. He landed on his back. Johnston went for help. A fire department aerial ladder wilh a swing stretcher was used to bring Shreve from the roof. A trying time for -mother is when Junior wants to touch every- ESCALA'l'OIl CLAUSE THEN-TON, N.J. (OP)—Inflation (hit larceny in Now Jersey Monday. Gov. Robert B, Meyner signed a bill increasing the Jimil of pelly larceny from $50 to $200. thing In sight. If this is your problem, you will find help in Dr. Palri's leaflet P-10, "Touching Things." To obtain a copy, send 10 cents In coin lo him, c/o this paper, P.O. Box 99, Station G, New York IB, N.Y. ' (Released by The Bell Syndicate, Inc.) PHAROS-TRIBUNE Dnlly BGo per week t»r carrier. 918.2U per year. By mnll on rural romee in C«««. Carroll, White, ruln»fcl. (Tnlton and Miami eountle*, *10.0O per yean •ittMlde tradlnn area and within Inillnita, $11.O4> per renrt oiitMlde Indiana, •18.OO per year. All mnll mtbNarlptlone payable In ad-ranee. Wo wall eah- Bcrlptloaj* •«]«• where carrier eervlee !• maintained. Pharmi Journal aatnkllehei) Reporter entnklUaed 1SS» 'Tribune eatahll«hed WOT Piggot Arkansas Typifies Life in Rural Small Town By DOC QUIGG United Press Staff Correspondent NEW YORK (UP)—What is the rural essence of a rural small town? Well, there have been some changes made in the last couple of generations, but the way Toby Bruce figures it, if you ain't got whittlers, checker players, ' and nicknames, it's not the real thing. There are basic ingredients oE the old - lime midwestorn type of small town, like Piggott, Ark., a place of some 3,000 ruggedly independent souls where Toby grew up. If you're a whittler in Piggott, • you're right-smart past middle age and are semi - retired, and about 8 o'clock every morning you take your place on one of the wooden benches under the maple trees on the north side of the courthouse. , You whittle with a pocket knife .on a cedar ulick all day, with maybe a break for noontime dining. You sit with 50 to 100 other \vhittlers, sayh.g little, shaving off razor - thin slivers with long, smooth, away - from - the - body strokes that are almost a rhythm. The Coffee Crowd Anybody who whittles toward himself is a real square. You don't whittle to 'carve out anything; you just do it for the art of whittling. Early next morning, a handyman cleans the courthouse, yard of the pile of shavings, and the process is repeated. If you're not a whittler, you may be a checker player, and you inhabit the 'same region, playing mostly up on the bandstand. On a Saturday there may be as many as 200 players and kibitzers gathered. , • If you're not one of these groups, you may be in the coffee group. "This is composed of men who mostly are merchants," Toby Says. "They go "from place ta place in the business section for coffee, over which they exchang* news items and transact politics. You find the same fellows at ont place at 7 a. m., another place at 9 a. m-., and so on through 10, 2, 3 and 4. Some drink 15 to 18 cups a, day. "And then there are the nicknames. We had Humpy Wade and Turnbueklq Berry and Tightey* Sneed. Tighteye had three brothers named Goosegg, Roundhead, and Batsy. And More Whittlers '•My real name v» Telly Otto Bruce, but Toby is the 'nicknam* that stuck. I also was called Bag- ears, Eaglebeak, and Lille Britches. When I went back to Piggolt last summer, the whiltlers and checker players and nicknames were Ihere, same as ever, and J suspect there is not another small . town in the U.S.A. that prcservei them as faithfully. "I remember back in 1930 when the shavings got so hard to clean up on the sidewalks that the city lathers passed a law against whittling on the slreels. Instead of gelling neuroses, the whittlers turned lo pitching dollar - siz« washers al coffee-cup-size holes in the ground "But they got to gambling on this. Finally, the courthouse fence was taken down and they returned to whittling, using the yard." Toby now runs a small-appliance slorc in Key West, Fla. He's in New York for Ilia opening of "A Face in the Crowd," a movie for which he was technical adviser on small town life. When the author and the direclor first asked him to lake them to an Arkansas small town in which they could shoot lha movie, he look lliom to Piggott. Next morning lie figured he'd dons right. Both had got knives and joined the whitllers. Great Lakes Connecting Channel Project Begins t ^> AMit-IERSTBURG, Out. (UP) — Work began loday on a liW-millkm- dollar connecting channels project hailed by Army Secretary Wiiber Brucker'as "the final assaull" on maritime trade barriers between the Great Lakes and the seven seas. Brucker was one of l.SOO persons invited to ceremonies dedicating the five-year project which will link Ihc upper Groat Lakes- Huron, Michigan and Superior— with channels deep enough lo handle the larger ocean - going freighters using the St. Lawrence Seaway. Such vessels when fully loaded would not be able to proceed west of this Lake Brie port city if the channel work, authorised by Congress, was not do™. 1 . Amherslburg, on the western end of Lake Erie about 20 miles south o'f Detroit, was the silo of a daylong celebration marking the start •of work on the project. In addition to the speeches, the program Included a river parade of lakes vessels, a tugboat race and Ilia traditional "walcrbreaking" dynamite blast. Bruekcr termed it Uie sil« "where the final assault is being besun upon Ihe barriers to the frea flow of water-borne trade among the ports of Ihe Great Lakes and llio.se of the seven seas." lie noted that Die project — coupled with the seaway and Iho Wc'lland Canal — will allow huge vessels lo steam into lha American - Canadian midsectlon. "In the foreseeable future, when deep-draft vessels ply the entire watercourse from Montreal to Duluth, both nations will have helped lo make it possible, and both will share Hie benefils," Brucker said. Work plans call for dredging about 130 miles of channel from MO to 1,200 feet wide. About 44.000,000 cubic yards of material will be removed. State Slows Parole Policy INDIANAPOLIS (UP) — Governor Handley's administration today bucked down from the "too generous" parole policies of tho Craig administration. Chairman Paul L. Myers of Ihe State Department of Correction said the stale was pnroliing about •twice as many prisoners from the Indiana Reformatory as Ihc national trend. * Myers said 72 per cent of about 150 reformatory inmate's Kecking parole wore freed. He said, fiow- over, Hint the parole rale of about 30 per cent of applicants al Indiana State Prison was about right. From nearly three-fourths in the administration of former Gov. Craig, the present correction bo'ard has -cul Iho rulu to about 50 per cent in the last month. Myers said tho department will work toward higher parole standards by providing two-day, instead of one-day, monthly sessions for •Uie reformatory's parole board, increasing penalties for parole violations from 1 to 3 or more years, <and assigning a board member to meet regularly wilh Ihe parole • board lo check closely o;i parole petitions. Woman Admits Firing Bullet That Hit Boy SHOALS, lud. (UP) — A 211-yonr- old mother today admitted shooting a Ki-year-okl boy while firing ul fish in flood waters, stale jiolica said. Carl Bralton, Trinity Springs, was hit in the shoulder by a rilla slug Momiu.v night as he walked along u road. Mrs. Alice Norman, Trinity Springs-, (old police she was shooting al fish in Ihe backwater of n creek when a shot glanced off and hil the boy. Slate police quoted a bystander, Glen Dexter Cundriff, 20, Trinity- Springs, us saying Mrs. Nonrmn was "shooting wild" inlo Ihe air. Brallon wus listed as "lair" in a Washington hospital. Riverside Park Train Schedule Announced The Junior Chamber of Commerce miniature train at Riverside Park will make its first "run" of the year Thursday,' Memorial Day, it was announced Wednesday by Wesley Henry, Jaycec train . committee chairman. The children's train will run from J to 1) p. in. Thursday, tho schedule for all Sundays and holi- dayr. It wjll be operated from • to !) p. m. Monday through Friday, and 5 to » p. in. on Saturdays. LAFF-A-DAY "Will you mind my place? I'm going to get a haircut" Piihllnked dull; except Snnd.j and holiday* bj Phuro.-Trlbane OB Inc., B17 Bant Broadwuy, Lo«nnnport, Indiana. IBntered an Meeoad elaa mntter at the poet olfloe at kovinnport. Ind.i nnder the a«t of March N MTB, • ' . Imlajid Ifewapapar. R*preaeMtatlv«e ' MaHIUIBH A.CDIT HUPIAli Of CIKODLATIONI AND VNITBD PBXBUW National Atrertiiilaa; 4JMN, WHO rlKTUnll STUDICATt. Ix. VOIU M«m KWIVID. "You should get out monk"

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