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THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE PROGRAM FOR tOGANSPORT 1 An Adequate Civic CenUr 1. An Ad«quat« Sewage Disposal Syitem 3. Suffiicent Parking Facilities Excellent Commencement Program School officials deserve the thanks and congratulations of all relatives and friends of this year's Logansport high- school graduating class for the way the presentation of awards was speeded up at the Commencement program. Only two of the award presentation talks exceeded the one-minute time limit set this year by school. officials, with the result that the'22 awards were presented in just a half hour, less than half the time it has taken in some previous years. The long presentation talks in the past have turned some of our Commencements into endurance contests, spoiling an otherwise enjoyable occasion for relatives from other cities who often have long trips ahead of them after the Commencement program ends. Even with this speed-up in the presentation talks, which reduced that part of the program to one-third of the total Commencement exercise, school officials should give serious consideration to the elimination of all awards on Commencement night with the exception of the traditional Valedictorian and Salutatorian awards. There is no reason why all of the other awards cannot be presented in the regular Awards Day program as is done in many other high schools. It is very commendable that so many local organizations and individuals have seen fit to give awards to Logansport high school graduates each year, but if the list continues to grow in the future as it has in the past, the Commencement program itself and the graduation of the students will become a matter of only secondary importance. Two-Way Gratitude Gregory Banos did not have the opportunity to get the education he wanted. In his native .Greece he had to leave school to support a widowed mother. He came to America to seek his fortune, and found it, Tcjday he is an extremely successful businessman in Syracuse, N. Y. Recently he donated one million dollars to Syracuse University. Banos has said that the million dollars is his way of expressing his gratitude for the .opportunities he found in this country. His story is evidence that opportunities do exist for those willing to work long enough and hard enough to realize them. And his gift shows that he wants to 'pass opportunity along, to make the way easier for other young people who want to get ahead. A great many of our citizens who are Americans by choice have expressed their feeling of debt to this country. And the country is equally indebted to the immigrants who have come to us. If they have been offered opportunity, they have returned hard work and loyalty. We have all been nourished by the faith they brought with them. IN THE PAST One Year Ago Nicholas Myers, 16, of route 4, Peru, was killed when his motorcycle went out of control and struck a utility pole north of New Waverly. The firsl big heal wave of the season baked the nation from the Rocky Mountains to the Atlantic Seaboard today. Otto Fodge, 62, of Peru succumbed. Mrs. Leoaa Ele, 78, expired suddenly at her home in Pulaski county. Ten Years Ago Chalmer Spauiding, 51, Jackson township- trustee, died at his home, a 'half mile east ,o£ Galveslon. John A. Carter, 51, night Pennsylvania railroad telegraph operator at Kcwarma, expired. The government hopes to end sugar rationing by June 30, it was disclosed loday. A son was born at the St. Joseph hospital to Mr^ and Mrs. Kenneth Norwood, route 2, city. • Born to Mr. and Mrs. John Fillmore, route 4, a son, at the St. Joseph hospital. William Burns, 57, succumbed at Ms homo In Star City. Twenty Years Ago Last witnesses took the stand at the second trail of James Finkenbart, of Rochester, who was accused of murdering Howard Holcombe in the county jail. Reed Groninger, who was superintendent of Cass County schools for 16 years, was named superintendent of schools at Altica. Ernest Anliker, 74, of Francesvillc, died and four others were hospitalized when a car ploughed into a train at Monon. Mrs. C. E. Kunkel fell at hor home, 2403 High streel, and broke her leg, and was hospitalized at St. Joseph. Joe "Ducky" Medwick led both major leagues with a batting average of .416. Jesse Roscoe Layman, 33, the son of Mr.- end Mrs, Daniel Layman of Burrows, died. Fifty Years Ago Sam Howe, Jr., Herman Frushour, and Lee Dykeman will bo graduated from Purdue university on June 12. George Hoffman Jr., son of the well-known druggist of that name, has .been given the appointment as representative of Cass- county to Purdue. Dee Fisher and Cody Friend are out on the road selling baskets for the Logansport basket factory. Drew Pearson's MERRY-CO-ROUND PINNING ON THE DONKEY'S 'TAIL' Tuesday Evening, June 11, 1957. Drew Pearson says: House wives should watch voting on natural gas bill; Arkansas Congressman maneuvered the mayors of the biggest cities from testifying; The gas lobbyists got special treatment. WASHINGTON,.—"TKis week the House Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee 'begins voting on a bill; which will add about $950,000,000 to the gas bill of housewives. It's the much-discussed, mucn-lobbied natural gas .bill which Ike vetoed last year after a lobbyist for Superior Oil tried lo give 32,500 to Senator Case of South Dakota. This year the bill is being piloted by a genial, slow-talking gentleman from Arkansas, Rep. Oren Harris, a close friend of public utility mogul Sam Moses of Arkansas Power,' who once presented Mrs. Harris with a batch of nylons when nylons were scarce. Harris recently acquired a 25 per cent interest in station KRBB- TV in El Dorado, Arkj, for only $5,000—probably the year's best television bargain. As chairman of the House Interstale Commerce Committee he sits in judgment on the FCC which hands, out. TV licenses The gentleman from Arkansas . is no corn-pone congressman. He is as shrewd as he is affable. There are several things to walch as he wields Ihe gavel inside Ihe committee on the natural gas bill. One is whether he waits for Rep. Charles Wolverlon of Camden, N. J., ranking Republican on Ihe commitlee, to return from Europe. Wolverton led the fight against the gas bill last year. He won't, return .until June 14. Another thing to watch is any •whispering between Harris and Congressman Sam Friedel, the Baltimore Democrat, who, by moving to reconsider last year, permitled the bill to got out of committee. Baltimore will pay several million dollars extra if the gas bill passes. Yet, despite a bawling out from Baltimore's Mayor D'Allesandro, Friedel last year played into the hands of the gas lobby. Mayors Get Run-Around The public, and even most congressmen, have not known how skillfully Harris has maneuvered the gas bill before his commitlee; how adroitly he has suppressed testimony by the mayors of Ihe nalion's largest cities. Harris told the mayors they could testify during the week of May 14, but refused to name specific days and hours. So Mayor Charles Taft of Cincinnati, brother of the late senator from Ohio, 'came to Washington, cooled his heels in the committee room. Finally he approached Harris. "I can only be in town for today," said Mayor Taft. "I'd' appreciate it if you could give me some time." "I'm sorry," replied Harris, "but unfortunately I'm unable to grant your request because so many people are ahead of you." Mayor Taft returned to Cincinnati wilhoul leslifying. Mayor Robert Wagner of New York City was also stalled off. Representing- 8,000,000 New Yorkers who don't want their gas bills raised, Wagner was considered the most dramatic witness against the gas bill. Harris • knew this. Maybe that was why he stalled Wagner. After repeated urging, Harris finally agreed on a time when Wagner could testify. Significantly, Harris made it an afternoon when the House was expected to vote on the $36,000,000,000 defense budget. The night before Wagner's scheduled appearance, Harris sent the mayor a telegram lolling him nol lo come. The defense budget would be up for amendment on Ihe House floor, he said, and the rules, required commitlee, members lo be there. The committee hearing was cancelled. The excuse was phony.' On that same day -six important House committees held meetings, namely foreign affairs, merchant marine, rules, ways and means, joint atomic energy, and the conference committee on the commerce budget. On the House floor, Harris uttered just 131 words regarding the defense bill — Lo ask that the army and navy general hospital in Hot Springs, Ark., not be closed. For this the appearance of the mayor of New York was canceled. In contrast, lobbyists for gas companies got favored treatment. Randall Le Boeuf, attorney for Consolidated Edison of New York, had a special committee meeting set up on May 20 when none had been scheduled. He said he was due in court on May 21, so Harris went out of his way to get his testimony. On the other hand, when Reps. John Heselton (R., Mass.) and Torbert MacDonald (D., Mass.) wanted to cross-examine John Heyke, a lobbyist for the bill, Harris arranged for Heyke to get out of town. Heyke represents the Brooklyn Union Gas Company and had worked behind closed doors with a secret group of natural gas executives to draw up parts of the Harris Bill. But when the two Massachusetts congressmen wanted to question him, Harris got Heyke out of the way by accepting his written statement at 7 o'clock on the evening of May 22, when only Harris and Rep. William H. Avery (R.. Kan.) were left in the committee room. Two days later Heselton and MacDonald discovered this, protested, and Heylte was finally called back on June 3. That's how skillful Chairman Harris was in trying to pass a bill which will cost housewives about $950,000,000. Dabney White, Greensboro, N.C. —Despite the sincere convictions of the Rev. David Andrews in contributing $127.51 of his tax money to the UN Children's Fund, and refusing to pay it for national defense and war, I am afraid the treasury cannot possibly let him do this. When former Gov. Bracken Lee of Utah withheld part of his taxes because tax money went for foreign aid, the treasury ruled against him. Under our form of government, we have to abide by majority rule. The alternative is anarchy and chaos. Only One State Added Income Tax Since War CHICAGO—Many states adopted sales and cigarel taxes in the dec- iade since the war but only one has voted in an income tax. The Federation of Tax Administrators said that since 1946 11 states have -adopted cigaret taxes •and 10 sales taxes. This brought to 42 the number of slates with cigaret taxes, and there are 33 states with sales taxes. Rhode Island became the 3<tlh stale in the income tax field in 1947 when it enacted a net corporation income tax as an alternative base for its business corporation tax. LAFF-A-DAY A "g e '° Pctri See Smaller Curious Child Wheat Crop Needs Modem Encyclopedia It was a stormy day and Robin, aged eight going on nine, was wandering disconsolately about •the house. Coming back to the room where his mother sat sewing, he said, "I wonder what makes the rain act so funny. Sometimes it comes straight down, and the next minute it's all slanty. I wonder—" "Robin, you're the most wondering boy I ever saw. Let's see. You wondered why the dog next door could walk in the rain and not look wet and Towdy was soaked in a minute. You wondered what made the wind blow a different direction way every day. You wondered why the sun was shining in your window ' each morning now when it didn't shine there at all during winter when you wished it did. Now it's the rain. "We'll just have to stop and see If we can answer some of this wondering. There's the big dictionary. That will help some. Your Book of Knowledge will heip some more; so will the encyclopedia you got for Christmas. Let's get them off the shelf and see what •we can find out about things you wonder about." Wondering children are looking for keys to open doors to learning, and those doors must be opened as widely as possible. The reference books are the keys they need, and every family that treasures a wondering child needs these brooks. There are lots of them on the market, all of them good and some of them specialized so lhat the wondering child who wonders about some one field of knowledge can have a set of books fit to his mind. I saw a set of books dealing with mechanics, a broad field that covers techniques in many fields lhat alert- boys and girls of today are interested in. There are reference' books for nature studies dealing with birds, fish, animal life and plant life. All of them are meat •for wondering children. There are books dealing with the world of the sky, marvelous reference works thai -many a wondering child could 'use lo enrich his mind in this area of knowledge. These books do, cost money. They cost far more than a comic to be sure, but they will last a lifetime of use where as the comic are in the trashbaskct in a day or so. They are on hand to answer wondering questions that parents cannot answer; and those answers are of the highest importance to the growth of the youngsters' minds, to the development of their, interests in worth-while matters and to the value and the kind of their lifework. Our homes are equipped with •wonderful machines for comfortable living, but many are short on reference books, and these are as important, even more so, for the effective development of the children. It would be a good investment if the family bought one set of these books selecting the kind best suited to the children in question. And make £ood use of them. WASHINGTON (UP)—The Agriculture Department estimated today lhat the 1957 wheat crop will total 970,533,000 bushels. This prospective crop compares with 193G production of 997,207,000 bushels, and currently estimated domestic and export needs of about 950,000,000 bushels. Consumers need not worry about a wheat shortage, because there is enough of the bread grain in storage bins and in prospect lo supply the nation's needs for two years. Today's estimate, based on June 1 conditions, was made up of 735,720,000 bushels of winter wheat and 234,813,000 bushels of spring wheat. Last month the forecast for winter wheat was 703,208,000 bushels. Tihe spring wheat estimate is the first this year, although planting intentions indicated a prospective harvest of 190,000,000 bushels. The current estimate p'.sa is based largely on prospeclive planted acreage reported in March. The condition of the all spring wheat crop as of June 1 was set at 91 per cent. Last year the winter wheat harvest was 734,995,000 bushels while spring wheat totaled 262,212,000 bushels for an all-wheat production of 997,207,000 bushels. The average annual all-wheat crop during 1946-55 was' 1,131,000,000 bushels, including 862,471,000 bushels of winter wheat and 268,529,000 bushels of spring wheat. Human Can Stand 900 Degrees Heat But Not for Long SAN FRANCISCO (UP)-A human being can stand a temperature of 900 degrees Fahrenheit for a brief period before collapsing, a University of Washington scientist reported today. The scientist, Konrad Buetlner, reported on the effect of high temperatures on human .performance in a paper delivered to the semiannual meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Bueltner's figures indicated that under specific conditions, a 'man "covered with 1 centimeter of clothing might remain as long as a minute and a half in air at 900 degrees Fahrenheit without collapse. 1 ". "Without protective eloUiing, he might survive a 300-degree temperature for the same period," Buettner said. The question of heat tolerance is of vital importance to engineers designing aircraft traveling at supersonic speeds since the aircraft are liable Co become healed by friction of the air. Jordan Recalls Ambassador AMMAN, Jordan (UP)—Jordan loday recalled ils ambassador lo Egypt in an apparent protest against Egyptian political activity in Jordan. Some children learn to talk early, then suddenly they stammer. This is a phase some children go through. Dr. Patri explains why children stammer and how to overcome it in his leaflet P-2, "Stammering." To obtain a copy, send 10 cents in coin lo him, c/o this paper, P. 0. Box 90, Station G, New York 19, N. Y. PHAROS-TRIBUNE Dally SCO »«r week ay carrier, (18.2O per year. By mull on rural ronten la diuM, Carroll, wlilte, I'lilnxkl. Fulton nnil Miami conntiea, 310.00 per yeari ont.*lde trn'rilns area anil ivlthlx Indiana, S1I.OO per year: ontalde Indiana, •1S.OO per year. All mall miliilorlptlvn* payable In advance. No mall »ab- •criptlona void vrhere carrier «erv1ce In maintained. Blase New Yorkers Fee! Impact of Billy Graham EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first of four dispatches by the religion writer of the United Press on Billy Graham's New York crusade. Today's dispatch takes you to a typical Graham meeting. By LOUIS CASSELS United Press Staff Correspondent NEW YORK (UP) — As you turn off Broadway onto West 49th Street, you see the first sign that something strange is happening in the big city. A poster hung in the window of a neon-lighted bar urges you to "altend the Billy Graham crusade." A block farther, the lighted marquee of Madison Square Garden comes into view. In the same bold letters that have announced prize fights and circuses, it proclaims: "Nightly at 7:30...Billy Graham New York c r u s a d e...air conditioned...all seats free." It is not yet 7 p.m., but a long lir.e already stands outside the main entrance. No ticket is needed to get in. Although some sections are reserved for church- sponsored delegations, at least half of the 10,500 seals are held open each night for people who just walk in. As the well - mannered crowd moves inside, you notice that the Garden has undergone a few subtle trai-.sformal.ions. Strips of cardboard cover the beer signs. A ' Bible shop has been set up in a checkroom. Big Platform Erected At the west end of the Garden, is a big platform, about 10 feet above the arena floor. Decorated Al the west end of the Garden, as a big platform, about 10 feet above Hie arena floor. Decorated with polled .plants, il is furnished with chairs, an eleclric or^an and a piano. On a narrow promonolory extending from the front of the platform, surrounded by a wrought iron fence, is the mahogany pulpit. From the front of (lie pulpit to the first row of folding chairs is a 30-foot space—room for several hundred people lo sland. The rows of chairs are divided by aisles. Some sections are marked with signs—reserved for counselors, for ministers, for the blind, for Ihe deaf (to whom the sermon is translated by an expert in sign language.) No one telsl you not to smoke, but you sense that it wouldn't be appropriate—Aud as you look around the fast-filling auditorium, you notice there is remarkable unanimity on this conclusion. Through-out Ihe two hours you are _ in Ihe Garden, you will nol see a ' single match-flame in the dislanl, darkened balconies. You also will lislen in vain for •the coughing, whispering, throsl- clearing and chair-scraping lliat usually go with a big crowd. These people have come lo witness, or perhaps to experience, religious conversion, and they are waiting...some reverently, some curiously, all quietly and expectantly. There is a paper-bound "Crusade Hymnal" on your scat, and promptly at 7:30 Choir Director Cliff Barrows tells you to turn to Page 38. The choir—800 women in white blouses, 700 men i.-i white shirts—swells oul in the familiar words of "Blessed Assurance." Barrows gently coaxes you to join in..."There's a blessing if you sing..." and soon the whole crowd is singing. Two more hymns.,.a prayer by a local minister...a vocai solo by George Beverly, Shea...the Scripture is read by an English clergyman...the offering is taken up in cardboard ice buckets. So far the service has been—excopl for the sheer size of choir and congregation—just what you'd find in any Baptist church on Sunday morning. You have been waiting for Graham to make a dramatic entrance. But now you spot him silting there on the platform, taking part in the preliminaries like everyone else. At 8:10 p.m., without fanfare or inlroduclion, he gels up and walks quietly lo the pulpit. He is, as advertised, a handsome man, with hawklike features and wavy blond hair thai makes tlim look younger than his 38 years. His suit is well tailored, perfectly pressed. He holds a limp-backed Bible in his left hand and from it he reads his text in a loud, clear voice that never reaches a' shout. A portable microphone hidden in his lie clasp carries his voice lo the loud-speaker syslem. He moves back and forth across the platform as he talks. He gestures frequently and vividly...you count 23 different hand movements in the space of one minute. Many people, including Graham, have observed that lie is not an especially eloquent preacher. His prose is lucid, grammatically cor- reel, bul rarely distinguished by an eleganl turn of phrase. Neither his voice nor his manner could be described as spellbinding. Yel ha commands Ihe attention of an audience as few preachers ar« able to do. You have beer, told lhal il is his "sincerity" that impresses you. But you soon realize that this is loo paie a term. What comes through as you lislen to Billy Graham in the hushed stillness of Madison Square Garden is nol merely sincerity, but passionate, contagious conviction. • He does not strive for emotionalism through calculated effec 1 ... He seems to tend over backwards to avoid that charge which was laid at the door of so many earlier evangelists. But there is a tone of urgency lo his messnge, an emphasis on the eternal and ultimate importance of "the decision you will reach here tonight," which must have n powerful emotional impact on any but •the most confident Christian...or the most impregnable agnostic. Message Of Salvation The message, tonight as always, is the Christian plan of s;-.lvation, as Graham reads it in his Bible... unadorned—or undiluted—by Ihe insights of modern llieology. "We are all sinners," he declare* again and again. Abundantly documenting this fact are examples of the pride, lust, selfishness, greed and worldlincss which infect tha lives of all men...even the pious... "including the speaker." And "the wages of sin is dcalh." Graham does not invoke the imaga of everlasting fire, but neither does he pass lightly over Ihe doc- Irinc of final judgment and tha "sentence of eternal death" which awaits the unrepentant sinner. It is only when ih« dark alternative has been painlcd lhat Graham proclaims the "good news" of the Gospel. God has sent His son, Jesus Christ, lo redeem mankind from its self - condemnation, Graham intones. When Jesus died on tha cross, "in a mysterious and glorious way thai no theologian can explain, He bore our sins." If wo will accept His sacrifice on our behalf, will "receive Him" ir.lo our hearts as lord and master, we will "pass from death ir.lo life"..." an eternal life of power and peace and joy." Now the evangelist is inviting you to make your "decision for Christ" tonight...now "before you leave (hi s building." "1 am going lo ask you lo get out of your suat and come quietly down here lo the front...as an indication of your decision," tha words pour out. "Just get up and come quickly...come now." The choir begins to sing softly. II is Die old revival hymn, "Just As I Am, wilhoul one plea." For an excruciatingly long minute, it seems that this time, no one is coming forward. Then a teen-age boy walks ior- ward, sobbing quielly. An elderly man with gleaming baid head comes from the side. There is a smartly dressed woman in a mini: slole...and a platinum blonde who could be a showgirl...a lough-look- ing kid in a leather jacket and ducklail haircut...a boy and girl holding hands...now they are coming by fives and lens...too many to count... A few have tears on their cheeks ...a few are smiling nervously... most of them are solemn, quiet, their heads bowed. They seem to represent every age, sex and rac« ..every economic bracket. You may still have reservations about why they are there... or whelhcr Iheir "conversion" will last. But Ihe plainly evident fact is that they ARE there, hundreds of them, and so far as anyone can judge by outward appearance, they are utterly sincere. I't is a deeply moving sight. HUBERT FharOM eatabllHhed 1844 Jonrnal eatabltMlietl I84D Reporter entnbllahed 188* 'Tribune e«tabll«bed 1DOT .. VYJUO& one of yo« is the sitter?" PnhUahed (tally except Sunday and holiday* by PliaroM-Trlbnne Co., Inc., G17 Eant Broadway, LoycnnHport, Indiana. Entered an neeond claaa matter at tae poat office at Lonrnit.port. Ind.. nnder th« act of March I, 1879. Inland Newapava* Be»r«*eatatlTe« MEMBER AUDIT HCP^AT) OF CIRCULATION! AND tTNITED PHAKOS-TBIJD.inrB National AdT*rtJ>l»* Representative* © 1957, King Fonuci Syndi'cXe, Inc., World rishu raem<J. "What's the big idea, returning: my town mow**, Edf*

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