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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 24

Logansport, Indiana
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Monday, June 10, 1957
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Monday Evening, June 10, 3957, THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE PROGRAM fOK LOGAN5PORT 1. An Adequate Civic Center 1. An Adequcte Sewage Dupoial Syttem 1. Suffiit.nl Parking Facilities School Building Fund Rate Budgets on which tax rates will ba based are now being worked on by the various governmental units, and prospects for a local overall tax cut are not too bright. While we realize it is popular to demand and support tax reduction, and in many instances such cuts could be made, there is one rate which should be increased if we are to obtain the schools we need and must have. Our present cumulative building fund levy in the school city budget is 50c per $100 of assessed valuation. It has remained at that same figure for several years. Logansport is facing in the near future either a new high school or a new junior high school, as well as other school building additions. We feel that an increase in the cumulative building fund rate from 50c to $1.00 is a step which should and must be taken to build up enough of a fund to accomplish what we must have at the lowest possible cost. Some people are in favor of building new schools by selling school bonds. That procedure can well be used, but it is a very costly one for the taxpayer. School bonds today are being sold at 5%, the limit permitted by state law, which means that a building financed in that manner on a 20 year bond, will cost the taxpayer twice as much, plus the usual heavy fees to bonding firms and attorneys involved in the preparation and aale of the bond issue. • With the heavy increase in the civil city tax rate last year, and with the elimination of the cost of trash collection in the downtown area, there should be a good possibility that the civil city tax rate can be cut substantially, and maybe enough to offset a 50c increase in the cumulative school building fund levy. In the preparation of the budgets, we hope that the proper authorities will give £ull consideration to these possibilities. A New Jersey bride recently wore a $10,000 gown at her wedding. News like that does more to drive confirmed bachelors back into their shells than anything that's happened since the alimony clubs in the depression. Year-round public school schedules are said to be stirring up increased interest among educators and parents and alarm among the children. A young artist is often a fellow with a high shine on his blue serge suit and no shine on his shoes. IN THE PAST Drew Pearson'! MERRY-GO-ROUND BIRDS OF A FEATHER Drew Pearson says: Big league Baseball has already^ signed contracts to move west;" Los Angeles and San Francisco baseball will be on paid TV; Government scientists riled over Insinuation they follow H-bomb Communist line. WASHINGTON—Despite all the polite palaver about the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Giants remaining at their home bases — maybe — it just ain't so. The contracts for their removal to Los Angeles and San Francisco are all signed, sealed, and delivered. The polite palaver is for the purpose o f letting New York and Dodger fans down easy and not cutting down gate receipts during the remainder of this season. The contract be- One Year Ago Clarence Lemcron, 51, of Center, died in the St. Joseph hospital from injuries suffered in a traffic accident in Pulaski county. Hugo Licnomann, 6i), of 701 West Broadway, •ftpired at the St. Joseph hospital. Mrs. Delia Kroeger, 78, wife of Joseph Kroe- gor, succumbed suddenly. Mrs. Matilda O'Morrow, 91, of 902 Sixteenth ttireet, passed away. Ten Years Ago The swollen Wabash river was being dragged today for the body of Arthur Leazenby, M, missing two days from the island on which he lived across from Longcliff. Mrs. Lillian Scriptor, 64, died at her home, KW5 Smead street, after a lingering illness. John W. Black, 82, retired Camden farmer, passed away at the St. Joseph -hospital. John Walsh, police lieutenant, will file his retirement petition Wednesday, effective June 17. Mrs June Helvie, 71, expired at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clarence Hill, 1123 East Broadway. Mrs. Maggie Lew, 71, died at hor homo, 1800 Chicago street. Twenty Years Ago Joseph Watson, 63, retired farmer, died suddenly in his home at Delphi. Mrs. Paulinu Rohror, 86, died unexpectedly »t her home two miles east of Walton. James M. Brown, 74, well-known horseman died in his home at 410 Riverview .street. Mrs. Charles M. Walters, 64, former resident of Rochester died in her home at North Manchester. Mrs. Mary Dickinson, 74, lifelong resident of Pulaski county, died at the home of hor daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Moose, of Denliam, Kenneth (Red) Gunion, 23, of Frankfort, was killed in a car crash five miles north of Lebanon. Fifty Years Ago Ulysses Hauck, Van ticket agent living on Michigan avenue, lost a cow valued at $75. The animal had milk fever. Jolin Gard, member of the Rico Hardware, company, will leave June 18 for a trip to Now" Mexico. Miss Parker, teacher at the Business college, has resigned to accept a position in the Slude- bakor office in South Bend. Professor Mitchell of the high school has accepted a position in the superintendent's office at tho Panhandle depot. tween Walter O'Malley of the Dodgers and the Los Angeles group was signed over a month ago and provides that the Dodgers will move west either for the •season of 1958 or not later than 1959. Part of the cat tract calls for paid television. Under the deal, the Dodgers will •get reasonable rental on a stadium to be built in Los Angeles, and •will save the $450,000 a year which New York City charges in admission taxes. O'Malley also makes $5,000,000 by his sale of Ebbets Field in Brooklyn on which will be built an apartment house. The Los Angeles group arranging the deal includes not only Mayor Norris Poulson, and ex- Congressman, but Ed Paulcy, the oilman, a heavy backer of Harry Truman. It was O'Malley who sold Horace Stoneham, owner of the Giants, on going to San Francisco. Without this it would have 'been difficult for the Dodgers to move to Los Angoles. But with both teams on the West Coast, Eastern teams can move from Los Angeles to San Francisco with less cost for the transcontinental trip. Mayor George Christopher and X/ouey Lurie of San Francisco were instrumental in tying up the Giants for San Francisco. Matty Fox, well-known TV and motion picture producer, has secured the television rights for both the Giants and the Dodgers. Fox is an owner of Skjatron, one of: the new systems of paid television, and 'for the first time paid TV will, broadcast an important sport to the rest of the nation from Los Angeles and San Francisco. Scientists' Slow Burn Government scientists at the National Institutes of Health are boil- •ing at a crackdown of high officials against circulation of a petition to ban H-bomb tests. Scientists are especially incensed at an attempt to make it appear that their petition is Communist-inspired. Probably the greatest group of government scientists in the U.S.A. resides at the National Health Institutes at Bethcsda, Md., where they research into every disease known to man. Recently about a thousand of them signed a petition urging the banning of H-bomb tests. During the course of circulating the petition, it was seized by Dr. Francis Arnold, director of Dental Hcseareh, Afterward, Asst. Surgeon General James A. Shannon, head of all the institutes, issued a directive permitting scientists to sign tho petition as private citizens, but "not as an official act." Since no one had signed as an official, this wus considered unnecessary double- talk and meddling with the right of free petition. But, on top of this, Dr. Joseph E. Smadel, NIH associate director, hus circulated a notice to laboratory chiefs arid bureau chiefs, warning scientists that they might be following the Communist party lino. His warning reads: "You perhaps know that government agencies were advised by the attorney general some weeks ago that a probable lino of Communist propaganda this year would bu to sock to exploit dissension on the question of the hazards of ra- dioactivo fallout. ' "This knowledge makes it appear possible that well-informed and well-intentioned people in all walks of life may unwittingly be used to further such a propaganda lino . ." Scientists regard this as intimidation. What burns them up is that the Joint Atomic Energy Commit- tee has been holding vitally important hearings regarding H-bomb tests showing that future generations may be set back for years by H-bomb radiation. Expression • of this viewpoint, it's indicated by Dr. Smadel, Attorney General Brownell, and President Elsenhow- er at his latest press conference, may be expressing the Communist party line. Squeezing The Airways One of the most important congressional reports of the year is being issued today. It's by Congressman Mannie Cellcr of Brooklyn and it goes to the heart of the American system of free and open communications. Celler is putting tho bee on the following: The Federal Communications Commission for playing unconscionable politics, playing footsie, with the big networks, and stifling UHF channels. American Telephone and Telegraph for denying live broadcasts to rural communities by charging excessive rates for transmission lines. Columbia Broadcasting and National Broadcasting for hogging the best stations and putting other networks out of business. The trend toward monopoly in radio and television, by which a few men can dominate tiie thinking and culture of the nation. The network practice of bottling up talent and performers with long-term contracts. The antitrust division is asked to investigate. Broadcast Music, Inc., the organization created by the networks to promote their own music and records. Under this monopoly, such old-timers who belong to ASCAP, as Irving Berlin, Oscar Hammerstein, Cole Porter, Otto Harbach and Arthur Schwartz claim their music is gradually being squeezed off the airways. It's a report that touches everyone, and though heavy reading, it should be required reading for a lot of people. Durable Bulb Ends Snatching NEW YORK — The American habit of bulb-snatching may be on JLs way out. A new light bulb now on the market is guaranteed • •to last at least five years. Tho bulb, which comes In various wantages, Is the same as standard bulbs in .si/.e and shape, but, according to the manufacturer it is made of heavier glass and more durable Internal power components. ^ ANOTHER PHONE •NORTMHAMPTON, Mass. — Massachusetts' 2,000,00flth telephone was installed recently at the Clarke School for the Deaf. It was at that school that Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, taught In 1871. LAFF-A-DAY 3 §^Ho: Angelo Patri Differences In Children Need Respect When there are several children In a family, it soon becomes evident that they are different one from another and must be managed differently for the best results, Occasionally there is ono child markedly different from the others, While they are bright, learn easily, gel high marks in school and win general approval, this one learns slowly if at all, .gets poor marks although the teachers say "He tries." One such child has difficulty in [learning to read. He sees "was" backwards and says "saw!" When this 'happens, it would, be well to have the child's eyes examined by an eye specialist, the "Ear and Ear" physician.' Some times this condition disappears as growth progresses, but in the meantime the child loses precious learning lime and is subjected to most unhappy experiences at •home and in school. It is best to get help for him from the specialist. Another different one is tho child who cannot "do arithmetic." Usually this ono is alow about learning and using language. He needs practice in talking and reproducing short stories such as the Fables. He needs to have numbers introduced by the uso of objects. Problems in arithmetic should be deferred until ho masters language, oral and prinled. Then we have the big, strong, physically healthy child who will cheerfully hammer and saw, dig and swoop and polish and clean but who will rebel at any..pros- sure put on him to study or U> work out a problem. When he is forced to sit at his' desk and, at least, go through the motions, lib 'is bad-tempered, scowls, hus a headache, hales school, hales everybody. His parents say that he must at least gel a high-school diploma, and he says thai if he Jias to go to high school he will run away. And he probably will, too. One must go along with a child's differences and make the best of his pattern of thoughlj, traits and tendencies. All people are not scholars, all cannot bo scientists and professional people. Nor can all students be graduated from high school, that is honestly recorded as having completed the prescribed courses. Maybe a vocational school Is Iho answer? Or maybe work under the supervision of an interested older person. Our Labor Laws, pertaining to working children, need a second- look here. It is essential to protocl them from exploitation and at tho same time to protect them from oppression disguised as such proteclion. To force a child whose forte is manual dexterity to sit on a school bench under pressure of the law ds not to educate him. Quite tho reverse. Differences in children should bo respected. Ike Impressed By Operations Aboard 'Sara' By MERRIMAN SMITH United Press White House Writer WASHINGTON (UP) — Backstairs at tho White House (sea- borne division): President Eisenhower, in a brief cruise aboard the Navy's largest fighting ship, the 60,000-ton super- carrier Saratoga, saw a numte o£ spectacular demonstrations of aerial olfense and defense. But the thing that impressed him most, according to the officers who were with him for hours on the flag bridge, was the speed and ease with which big jet bombers •and fighters took off and landed. The chief executive frequently remarked to the men around him that he was amazed by the smoothness, of the operation. The Saratoga, during the President's cruise, had 81 planes aboard. She can carry 100 or slightly more. The President saw take-offs from four steam catapults and also the more conventional running takeoff from about half the length of the deck. During one take-off operation, four jets were fired into the air from the forward steam catapults within a few seconds of each other. The 'President, an old Army man himself, was deeply impressed. He turned to an admiral standing at Ills elbow and exclaimed, "Man, look at those fellows go." TJie Navy, as does virtually every other government agency, delights iu making an imprcssivo case for itself by citing almost unbelievable statistics in volume. Mere are some of the mora' breathtaking items about the Saratoga: Her extreme width Is 252 feet, wide enough to set two of the largest liners in the American merchant fleet — the S3 United States und the SS America—sidc- iby-side on hor flight deck. . . A total of 115,232,205 pounds of stfel went into her construction... She has 2,000 telephones aboard. .. Her regular crow of 3,500 "men cats 4,600 pounds of food dally... Sympomalic of the coffee-loving Na,vy, the Saratoga carries 7,030 •coffee cups aboard. . .She has two machines that can shape aulomal- . ically 2,400 hamburgers an hour. .. And the Saratoga, according to Navy researchers, has (i,056 coat lhangors aboard. A record book of your child's development is valuable, not only for sentiment, but for accurate information. It ia easy to forget Eisenhower does not like for his tiows conferences to rua longer Hum 30 minutes. Ho thinks that is enough out of a President's busy week to devote to the questions of reporters. Kin nows conference lost week j'un 36 minutes and the chief executive did not like it. As he left the conference room, he muttered that there were times when lie felt like shooting this particular reporter who has the role of ending the President's nows conference by shouting the traditional, "Thank you Mr. President." dates and incidents that arc important. Leaflet P-23, "The .Record Book," explains. To .obtain a copy, send 10 cents In coin to •him, c/o this paper, P.O. Box IB, Station G, New York 19, N.Y. Journal ..t.fcll.hed ISO i "e»or»er eatablluhe* e e.labll.aed UM Walter Winchell Broadway and Elsewhere PHAHOS-TRIBUNl Dully We pcv weak by e«rrleir. 9 1H.3O »er yenr, By mNfl on rvral riratee; In Cuu. Carroll, White, PnluMkl. IFnUo« mid Mlnml oauutlea, »10.IM> eer r»«r| on told* trading area Md within Indiana, »11.IM> per yean OBtnlde Iu4l»»», 918.0O p«v year. ju| mull MneMctlptteite payable IB advance. N» mall ••»• Merlptlitua euld where earlier emrvlee In maintained. The Hcadliners A journey to a star is a fascinating but lonely voyage. Margaret Truman, who once dedicated herself to the.ex-i c 11 e m e n t' of a| singing ' career,! discovered t h a II only the real gla-[ mour and genu-l ine .excitement! are the universal! simplicities: Love! and marriage and| children. Clearly,! the most impor- j tant career signifies success as a Man or a Woman. And so, the front pages disclosed the oldest-newest story: The birth of a child. Margaret deserves all the profound joy and emotional fulfillment that comes with marriage and motherhood. When she was a While House tenant, romance was a problem in frustration. Ironically, the lack of privacy for democracy's Chief Executive (and his family) imposes an emotional tyranny. As Miss Truman once wrote: "The hardest times were ' those when I had to bid goodnight to a boy at the door of the White House in a blaze of floodlights, with a Secret Service man in attendance. There's not much you can do, except shake hands." go.. With a lot of work and a lot of worry." Sir Laurence Oliviar and Marilyn Monroe, coo-starring in "The Prince and the Showgirl," gives an enticing demonstration of the Iheavy-breatliing type of love-making. From the lime Miss Monroe's shoulder strap snaps as she executes a curtsy before Sir Laurence to the final kiss-kiss-kiss — the stars engage in numerous smooch scenes. You can safely wager that Sir Laurence relished making the flicker. He is a devotee of realism. Some years ago, Oliver muffed an opportunity to be Garbo's leading man. His firsl wife later explained the reason: "Laurence worked too hard at the love scenes and wanted each kiss to be perfect. Garbo was embarrassed." Tlic H-bomb problem and tho future of civilization have attracted almost as much newspaper space as another momentous problem: Wither the Dodgers?... The Dodgers always represented something unique on Ihc planet of Brooklyn. The players were frequently skillfull — as well as entertaining. It was Brooklyn outfielder who was hit twice on the head while striving to nab line drives.. It was a Brooklyn player who once came to bat with a burning cigar in hi« pocket. It was a Brooklyn sports scribe who aclually broke down and wupl hi the press box afler the team lost a World Series. If the team mi- grales—neither Brooklyn nor Iho Dodgers will seem the same again. However, i(. is well to remember: Baseball has many meanings. To kids, it's a (.'"mo- To fans, it's a national pastime. To players, it's a job. To club owners, it's a business. Several centuries ngo — back in 11)43—a rugged, starving llulian urchin begged Gls for food. Sho was a frail, scrawny 9-year-old who run errands for soldiers in exchange for bits of candy. Life was a constant niahLniurc; for the youngster. Her contact with U. S. troops enabled her to pick up a smattering of Yankee Doodle slang and she became a fan of the music played by U. S, Soldiers. Her favorite was Frank Sinatra—And —as they do in the.movies — wa flafjh to 1057: She Is no longer frail, no longer scrawny, no IOIIK- or a child, no longer poor. She is a rich and famous actress. And In hor forthcoming flicker she cq- slnrfl wilh Sinulra....,Sophia Loren. Life is constantly playing strange jokes. People who have nothing—want everything. Tho.su who seemlnKly have everything — don't. You can be healthy, wealhy- fumous — married to Marilyn Monroe — and slill be haunted by 'trouble. Tho foregoing should come as no surprise to Arthur Miller, whose dramas reflect his melancholy philosophy of life. He once quoted: "Life will go on the only way I know how to muko it Television is a land of distorted mirrors. Almost everything it reflects seems incongruous and it- logical. Only a few years ago ono of teevee's greatest shows costarred Sid Caesar and Imogono Coca and was produced by Mas Leibman. It represented the ultimate in tvariely. Although Caesar, Cooa and Leibman are Kif'.od with extra-ordinary talent, today all three are without lecvee job.?. Miss Coca has observed: "When you realize how big ti role luck plays in Ihis crazy business it frightens you. I can't forgot that for more than ten years before I got into teevee I had the samo talent and skill I have now, but I couldn't find any steady work." In other words, the only thing that makes sense about '.cevee is (c conclude that it do*ftn't maka sense. Elia Kazan is undoubtedly tha most successful contemporary stage-screen direclor. Whether on celluloid or behind footlights, his products have a remarkable vigor and vibrancy. He has the ability to make actors seem like human beings—which is quite a font. I£ you ask Kazan about his methods —he doesn't explain with technical abracadabra or artistic fr.imtnis. In Theatre Arl.s mag, he tells you what a piny must have to be a success, "It must have truth. A play has to hit home somewhere, it has to menu somolhinR to poo- pie. Take 'Cat on n Hot Tin Roof.' What wa.s it really about.? It was about a womnn whose husband wouldn't RO to bed with her. That was the story." Evangelist Billy Graham has employed millions of words to deliver thousands of orations. Novi'r- theless, he once summed up his personal convictions with Ifi succinct ^ords: "I know where I'vo come from. I know why I'm hero, I know where I'm going.' Deborah Kerr's "An Affair l« H/enicmbor" movie is Rctlinf. a hi«h-voll:ij,'e buildup from preview. ers. It is beinR hailed as a loucli- ing. sophisticated romance. In real life, Mi.ss Kerr hn.s her wvn, pnlienled methods for n happy, enduring marriage. She once explained: "We try lo laugh aw;iy some of our problems and tho rest wo discuss. And if (hin^L not too bnd, my husband says, "What tho blnzivi,' and walks around (he Harden a couple nf times and I go in ' the bathroom and dako a hot Uib." Esquire man is ditliiifiuislKxt bjr an essay on morality authored liy one of the 2(ilh Century's'nolalilo scholars: Tallalnli Bnnklmui. Miss Bankhcad bla.sLs Iho prim ami hypocritical . . . The slar is r.o stranger to puritanical idiocies. Her initial imijor role «n IIio .slajjo crunUx] a ruckus. Slw was his*rj by outraged old maids of Ixilli sexes. There were editorial comments about her alleged shorlcins behavior. The producers pl<-:><l«l with her to appease bluenoses. Typically, she refused to m;i!<o concessions , . . The incident happened in 1019 when New Yorkers were apparently easily shocked. What caused the uproarV Mi.s* Bankheud (horrors!) refused W wear stockings while on stag-c. Fame Im-s its problems. Your life goes inlxi the public domain. The Diitchi-ss of Windsor imikes up wilh TClsa Maxwell mid It's pliKC-flne news. There are oilier problems, as Iho DulclHVss once explained: "When the Duke und I so lo a restaurant, we gel in- digCLSlion from talking and laughing so mud). We have to, of course, or otherwise people, say: '.Look how bored they urti with otJier.' " WRONG TRAINING WATKRHUKY, Conn.—Thomns as Murray, 16, trained his pot collie to jump over low obstruction's, .such as porch railings niul heilgos. On its first trip into Iho oily, tho dog came upon HID three-fool railing on lh« West Main .Street liridye. H immediately hopped over, awl fell 29 feel to 'the river below. Thu ilog waited on a pile nf debris in Ilia river until rescued. HUBERT rijhti immd. •"Father, my classmates have chosen me 'the one moat likely to succeed 1 ." Pmblliaed dally exc.pt Vtmday and Holiday* by I'haroa-TrlbnBe Co, lac., BIT Ene« Droadway, fcMtaneport, Indiana, entered a* eeeoad ela*" matter at the poet office «t Luvaaeport, Ind., under the aet al Hareh *, Inland Nempapn Rapreaentatlvea num. B.TJDIT «CI"1AD O* CIHCIH.AT1ONM AND DNITBD Adire»tUla« © 1957. King Fc«lurei Syndiatt, Inc., World ilohll rwrved 'B« * good wife and lend Hubert »nd me a fiver, will you, dear?"

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