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THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE PROGRAM fOR IOGANSPORT 1 An Advquat* Civic C«nf«r 2. An Ad>quo» Sswogt Dupoiol Systm 3. Suffiicint Parking Faeilili.i Our Greatest Crisis For a war fought nearly a century ago, the great struggle between North and South still arouses astonishing interest. Every year sees the publication of new books about one or another aspect, many of these volumes being best sellers. Libraries attest the same popularity. An organization named the Round Table, formed in Washington in 1951, meets monthly to discuss events of the war. Starting with 26 members, it now has over 400. There are 29 other Round Tables, all the way from Atlanta, Ga., to La Jolla, Calif. Still another branch has been organized at the Armed Forces station at Wiesbaden, Germany. In the next few years the Round Table movement should receive a great ir ^etus. Congress plans a Civil War Centennial Commission to direct a s nationwide celebration. The National Park service is busy restoring battlefields and . monument sites, and building museums. Undoubtedly many state, civic, patriotic, hereditary and historical organizations will participate. The bitterness of the war has long since been over. It still remains the crisis that most nearly threatened our national existence. It is now remembered chiefly for its doughty warriors and brave deeds. In this respect it still enriches our history. • Sidewalk Cafes Some day enterprising businessmen and restaurateurs are going to increase their income by setting up sidewalk cafes. On the European continent, and especially in Paris, the sidewalk cafe is an institution which adds much to the social life of the cities. In America, often, to sit down one must go to a restaurant or bar, many of which are dark and dingy. Yet to sit in the open air and talk, eat, drink is relaxing and pleasing. It encourages conversation, 1'amour, and merely seeing. Paris seems to have been built to be seen, and the sidewalk cafes are fascinating from the standpoint merely of seeing the passing flow of people. With the decreasing work day and the long weekend, people have more time in which merely to sit. And to sit in a sidewalk cafe is a singular pleasure. Even, though real estate prices are high, sidewalk cafes might still be economically feasible. They would do much for the social life of the American City. IN THE PAST One Year Ago Seven firemen were injured, none seriously, In a fire which swept through the second floor of the National Bank of Logansport early this morning. Robert Van Natta, 55, prominent Carroll county farmer, died of' injuries suffered in a farm accident. Mrs. Cora Whilmcyor, 85, died at 715 Race *lreet after a lingering il/ness. Death claimed Harry Vance, 08, of Peru. Ten Years Ago Johnny Friskey, one-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Friskey, was burned lo death and his sister, Eva, .seriously burned when fire destroyed their three-room home on route 2. George Osmon was appointed the new principal of the Twelve Mile school. Mrs. Ella Thompson, 78, succumbed at her home on Lake Freeman. Horn to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Winn, Lucerne, a son, at the Cuss county Juxspilal. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Fra/,!cr, Kcwanna, are the parents of a daughter, born al Uie St. Joseph hospital. Charles Wright, 89, expired at the home of ills daughter, Mrs. Bertha Ellioll, Monlicello. Twenty Years Ago Miss Mary Cochrano of Delphi returned from a trip to Chicago. Floyd Spillman, Lognasport, received his sixth blood transfusion and appeared "greatly Improved" following the donation by George Maxwell. In Lucernu, the Lucerne 4-H Club baseball team downed the Royal Centre 4-H aggregation in bolh halves of a double header, The Civil War veterans of Indiana held Ibelr annual stale encampment at the Barnes Hotel In Logansport. Nine Cass County students received diplomas from Purdue. They wore Belly Barnelt, Ada Copeland, Waller Clary, Carl Shafer, Edgar Closson, John LelTel, Harold Brandt, Henry Sullivan and Charles Steffcy. Fifty Years Ago Rev. Frank McCrackin of young America, theological student at Franklin college, has been called to pastorale by a church at Fulton. A. B. Gardner, now manager of tho Murdock, assumed charge this morning. Musses Ella McCarty and Florence Krocger went to Tipton to attend the graduation exercises al St. Joseph Academy. Professor Cornelius Fisher has been reengaged to teach music in Ihe Galveston schools *"• tae coming year. Drew Pearson's MERRY-GO-ROUND Friday Evening, June 14, 1957. T4OT THERE, FELLAS, OVER HERE!' Drew Pearson says: Old guard GOP demands helped Varass President into recent attack; budget and Girard Hassles strained Ike's touchy digestive system; pressing problems also preceded '56 ileltis bout. WASHINGTO-N'-OId guard Republicans are going to resent it, but modern Republicans are saying that the future of the President's health is largely up to the old guarders, If he hadn't been so harassed by budget cuts, if he hadn't had to jump up to -Capitol Hill for a box luncheon with GOP Congressmen, if he hadn't had to fly back from Florida to speak to the Republican national committee, they say, •the recent stomach seizure would not have happened. This is exaggerated, but probably there is some truth to it. The work of the President is crushing enough. If on lop of this ho has to whip his own political parly into line, the burden can be unbearable. GOP Chairman Meade Alcorn had just persuaded the President to undertake a series of back-slapping conferences with rank-and-file members of the GOP. The Capitol Hill box luncheon was tho start. A series of White House breakfasts, 40 Congressmen at a time, was to follow. Ike wasn't enthusiastic, doesn't like back-slapping, though he does it well. However, he will be the last man to mourn if this is now curtailed. Modern Republicans say it's now up to old guard Republicans lo cooperate without putting any extra burden on Ike. If it works out that way, this week's .stomach upset will be a Mossing in. disguise. June l!)56-.Tune ]D57 Whether you call it ileitis or nausea, or a nervous colon, the fact is that President Eisenhower has always suffered from stomach trouble when under heavy strain, and his staff will have to govern his schedule accordingly. He can handle the routine chores of office without any trouble. But events and problems have a tendency to pile up. I/ere is the interesting record of what ha.s happened to the President when cvchts and problems piled up in the past: June !), 195K—Just before last year's ileitis attack the following ovenls had happened: House Leaders were called in and urged to •reinstate a $1,000,000,000 cut in foreign aid ... The President had refused to support his supporter, Sen, Alex Wiley, in the baltle by Wisconsin MeCarthyiles to defeat him ... A newsman asked why he supported Secretary McKay in Oregon but not Wiley. The color rose on Ihc back of Ikes neck . . . Ex-Senalor Harry Cain got inlo a .shouting match with the White Bouse slaff in front ,of Ike regarding unfairness toward alleged subversives ... All these seemed lo snowball Into 4i! disagreeable, difficult hours just before the President was stricken. June 10, 1057—Jus-t before the recent stomach upset, the President again faced the bailie of the budget, plus a reversal regarding Army Specialist 3/c William Girard and British-Chinese Irade. He had definitely agreed lhal Girard should be tried in an American military court when John Fosler Dulles demanded—and won—a reversal. He had also given his indirect blessing to British trade •with Red China by slating June 5: "You are going to have just aulhori/.ed trade or you are going to have clandestine trade." In contrast, his State Department had said on May 30: "The United States is most disappointed by this action." Last week he also performed tho distasteful ceremony of welcoming Ihe ambassador of Ihc Dominican Republic, Manuel De Moya, bosom pal of Dictator Trujillo. "Your return to Washington for a second assignment will be particularly gratifying," said the president dutifully. ' "f would like to take this opportunity," he added," Lo convey through you my personal greetings to his excellency the president of the Domincari lie-public." All this at a timo when a con- gressional committee and the State Department were investigating the Dominican murder of an American pilot and a Columbia University professor who once taught under Eisenhower. Sandwiched in was a 30-mTnUte trip to Capitol Hill for a box: luncheon with GOP congressmen; a flight to Florida to review Ihe navy; a flight back to Washington to address the GOP National committee; the dedication of a new building at American University. Such are the burdens of the presidency. No wonder Ihe president began to feel ill. Washington Pipeline Sen. Harry Byrd of Virginia, worried over his wife's health, is leaving most of the probe of Sec- relary Humphrey's fiscal policies lo Sen. Bob Kerr of Oklahoma. Kerr is a good fiscal investigator. . . .Byrd can't be too happy also about the penetrating series on the Byrd machine written by Eddie. Folliard of the Washington Post. . . .Ex-Senator George Bender, the Ohio Republican, will be an asset to the Interior Department. It needs more of the human touch'. Bender has it. . . .Ike's ehicfs-oE the antilrusl division can't seem lo stay out of conflicts. Victor Hanson, in charge of antilrust,; gave a speech al. Ihe home of Mrs. Sam Pryor for the Republican Women's Club of Greenwich, Conn. Yel Hanson must sit in judgment on an important antilrust case involving Mrs. Pryor's husband, who is the chief Washington vice president and lobbyist for Pan American Airway.? Iiidge Stanley Barnes, who preceded Hanson as head of the Justice Department's antilrust division, speculated in the stock of Warren Petroleum when it came before )iim on an antitrust matter. He has now been promoted to the U. S. court of appeals. .. Diminulive Mrs. Leela Dayul, beautiful wife of the counselor of the Indian embassy, used to be Ihc tennis' champion of India. . .Some senators complain privately trat Democratic Leader Lyndon Johnson has made n> "mere formality" of Senate debates, He works out legislative deals in advance and lines up the votes behind tho scenes, tliey say, unlil the outcome is cut and dried. There's no need for the formal debates which accomplish nothing, they say, ex- cepl impress the public. Civil Defense: Council Elects INDIANAPOLIS (UP)—Dr. Jean Carter of Tipton was elected chairman of the Indiana Civil Defense Advisory Council at a meeting here. Mayor Robert D. Meyers o£ Fort Wayne was named vit;e- clmirmnn and Mrs. W.D, Kcenan of Indianapolis was re-elected secretary. LAFF-A-DAY A T i A Angelo Pgfrri Child's Toys Should Fit His Needs Toys are children's tools. With them they build their road to knowledge about things and their meaning for them, about Ihe ways of people, and what they hold o£ fun and service for them. Their play is their work; and if it is properly managed, it becomes an open gateway to useful, successful living. This makes loys something to consider carefully. A good loy suits the owner's stage of growth and power. A woolly toy is fine for a runabout child but would be useless lo one of fours years of age. A toy that breaks at the first bounce is a bad choice. It is a source of grief to a child and allows him to think breakage is normal usage. A good toy is sturdy, and it allows its owner to do somclhihg constructive with it, like building or creating. All children like action play so the things that enable them to do something with them arc their first choice. For example, the Iruck lhat can be loaded is jusl their moat. Many children have too many junky toys. Grandparents and relatives on both skies of the family give generously until the toy clnscl becomes a jumble of odds and ends lhat haye no place hut the ashcan. II is belter lo have one good useful toy than a lot of short-lived things like tiny fragile splintery items. Toys should be suited to the occasion of their use. A child in tho liospital will find comfort in a toy provided it is easy to handle in bed. A plastic toy Ig goorf because 11 can be washed, is light: in weight and colorful. Dolls, anlmnls •that are jolnled and which make noises when moved, n music box that is small, lightweight and easily wound or which can bo plugged into the electric system are fine. Toys lhat are woolly and lhal require altenlion from Ihe nurses before Ihey function are nol In place in Ihe hospital. Gifts for party occasions are different. They can he gay, noisy and mobile. Here is where the balloons come in handy. Paper hats are fine and so are the crackers usually lain* by each place. Little light Ihings for gaiety are what fit Ihe hour. Bul for serious play — Ihe real play a child can put his bnck and his mind into — Ihe useful I'unc- linnal Ihings are demanded. Mirny of these are best used outdoors HO the velocipede, the toolbox, the wugon, the broom and tho shovel and the sand heap qualify. If parents, all relatives and good friends would just consider the needs and wishes of the child they wnnl lo please and suit Ihe toy to his demand, IE they would only think of a toy as a child's tool with which he opens his road lo usefulness and power, Ihey would give lhat child a great lift. Investigate Muscatatuck Red Governor Hundley's Staff Searches for School Emp I o y c s "Sympathetic to Communism" INDIANAPOLIS (UP) — Governor Handley told newsmen his office is investigating a Jennings County grand jury report lhat some workers al Ihe Muscala'tuck State School for retarded children are "sypnlhctic lo Communism." Handley held a news conference at the Statehou.se shori.ly after he received an "interim" report on Muscalaluck compiled by Mental. ITeallili Commissioner Stewart Ginsberg and Vcrnon Anderson, his administrative assistant, The report took issue with some of the findings made by the grand jury. But Hnndlcy said all card-carrying Communists found at Iho school would he fired. Al the same time, he said, his •office would not "send down questionnaires and test their philosophy." Handley said he "will not harbor •card-carrying Communists in any slate Institution." Handley had asked Anderson •and Ginsberg to check into conditions al Uie school after two top officials were indicted on morals charges and 'Ku.pt. Alfred Sasser Jr. resigned. "There Is no significant evidence of moral disintegration either among Ihe employes or palienls," the report said, The roport said if the IAVO officials are found guilly on Iho morals charges, "lliere is no place for them in state service." The roport also took issue with the grand jury on the number of pregnancies at Die school, Only five cases of pregnancies •were reported in Uie lasl three years and the roport said such a number "is not excessive." Tho reporl wenl on lo charge there was "mismanagement, neglect, failure to cooperale and other defects" during Sasscr's ad- mninislrnlion. Hardk'y defended jSassor's treal- imenl of palients and termed it a "good job," -hut he said Sanscr "evidently did n.poor job in public relations and other management." The report said the state should attempt to develop more Indiana personnel lo work at Ihe school ralher llian hire persons from out of slale. "Much can and will be done in on-liie-job training," the roport suid. "A personnel officer will he employed at the school at once." Handley told the newsmen affairs al Muscalaluck will bo taken oul of Iho headlines "pretty shortly." He said Ihe report "sollles Mus- catatuck as fur as I'm concerned." Ilnhy learns nhoul. the world nnd Ills surroundings from his carrl- atf*j. "The Bnhy Cat'rln#«; lift Importance lo Buhy," is the subject of n helpful leaflet I'-20, written l)y Dr. Pair). To obtain a copy, send 10 cents In coin lo him, c-o this pupcr, P. 0. Box »9, Station G, New York 19, N. Y, Runaway Bus KIHs Six LONDON (UP) — A double - decker bus veered out of control Thursday and mowed down nearly a score of persons waiting to cutcb. it on a busy downtown slrcel corner. Six persons were killed. Al least 12 others were injured seriously enough lo require hospitalization. PHAROS-TRIBUNE . nolil whora carrier •*rvl«>a In M (g) 1937, King Peltulct SjnAkHt, Inc., Woild ilfHtl nicrvcd. rhnrt« utuhllihed »»*•> Journal «»l»bll»h«i) ifU Rftp0rt«r «ati Trlbnn* **tabll«he<l — *nlly ««»pt Sniiitay and hollaayH by rharoa-Trlbaa* C** Inc., 517 ISaNt Urondwny, LognnMport, ln«l|ana. Kntfred m» accoad ela»« mnltcr at til* »o«t offlcit at l J »«nn»n>rt, In«_ amtmi tl» a«< ot Unroll *. Walter Winchell Broadway and Elsewhere Portrait of a Playwright This is Eugene O'Neill Year in the theatre. His "Long Day's Journey Into Night" is the Critics' Circle • prize play, won a| Tony award and! collected the play-£ Wright's 4th Pulit-l zcr trophy. O'-l Neill's "A Moonl lor the Misbegot-l ten" is lighting up! the Bijou marquee! and "New Girl in I Town," a musical | version of his "An-1 na Christie," is at I the 4Gth St. Theatre. The writer whose efforts gained tremendous popular success never made popular success his objective. Mis dramas had their origin in the dark forces that sweep across the human spirit and he conveyed the inner storms with poetic intensity. O'Neill could dramatize the high tragedy ol life since it reflected his own personal adventure. "Long Day's Journey"—his dramatic autobiography—is dedicated to his wife. Tile dedication illustrates the dramatist's poignancy: "I give you this play of old sorrow, written in tears and blood . ., I mean it as a tribute to your love and tenderness which gave me the faith in love that enabled me to face my dead at last and write this play—write it with deep pity and understanding and forgiveness for all four Tyrones." The playwright, who was well- acquainted with the gnawing terror of sorrow, also attained (he bright pinnacle of love and faith. Mrs. O'Neill recently • recalled: "When he first met me lie asked if be could come to tea. 1 hardly knew the man. He came up on three afternoons. And he never said to me: 'I love you, I think you are wonderful.' Me kept saying: 'I need you. I need you. I need you'." In the final agonized years of his life he struggled t» complete a half-dozen plays. However, when he realized that darkness would overtake him before he could fulfill his creative mission, O'Neill and his wife destroyed the incom- pleted manuscripts. They tore them bit by hit, O'Noill didn't want anyone else t<i finish his plays for fear they would be damaged. Mrs. O'Neill has vividly described tins destruction of the incomplcled dramas: "II was awful. It was like tearing up children]." . Although many of- O'Noill's liler- ary children have achieved immortality, their early years were rugged. He endured years of privation before his initial drama was produced. Kvcn after he made a name for himself in the theatre, it wasn't easy. Five nf his plays were submitted to the Theatre Guild and all were rejected by a majority of its board. Only Lawrence Lmigncr, one of the members, had faith in O'Neill. For many monlhs LmiKiier pleaded with the Guild Hrass unlil they reluctantly agreed to produce one of his dramas. The J'ulil/.or Prize winning "Strange Interlude." Not many playwrights iillradi'd UIB high critical acclaim Dial O'Neill reaped. Reviews freiiuently transformed their typewriters into musical inslruments to sing his praises. Nevertheless, lie was acutely sensitive to criticism. If a .second-siring critic (in a small- town paper panned one of his plays, lie brooded about it for days . . Critic George Jean Nallum, who was his lifelong friend and advisor, once read an O'Neill script and bluntly opined Dial it was a third-rule effort. O'NuIll flushed, walked out of the -room and didn't speak to Nathan for two months. The following was O'Noill's estimate of critics and criticism: "I expect denunciation. It's generally sure to come. Hut I'm gelling nw- fully callous to the braying, for and against. When they knock me, what the devil, they're really booKt- ing me with their wholesale condemnations, for the reaction agnlnsl such nonsense will come, soon enough. These tea-pot tur- moils at least keep me shaken up and convinced I'm on my svuy to something, 1 know enough history in realize thnl no one worth a damn ever escaped them-—so it gives me hope. When I'm generally approved of, I begin to look in the mirror very skeptically and contemplate taking up some other career I might succeed at. So it's all tonic." He was also shocked when his creative endeavors failed to receive serious critical judgments. His "Dynamo" starred Claudetle Colbert, The next day, notices devoted more space to Miss Colbert's thigbfuls than to O'Neill's prose. The dramatist seethed: "Henceforth, 1 myself east nol only aclresses bul legs!" He later wrote: "My plays ara not for slars but for good actors. Besides, you can never count on the idiosyncrasies of stars: they may nol stick to a play and may so damage its chances on the road. I'm afraid of them, as I have had some experience with them. Also they sometimes want you to change certain things in your play. Not for me!" Ironicaly, his greatest hits were ignited by stars. Pauline Lord in "Anna Christie." Lynn Fon- tannc in "Slrango Interlude." A!ica Brady in "Mourning Becomes Electra." George M. Cohan in "Ah, Wilderness." and Fredric March in "Long Day's Journey." As the foregoing indicates, O'Neill was always reluctant to change his dramas, lie rarely changed a word-—ami refused to cut them, although they were generally king - si/.e plays. During lha tryout of one, O'Neill listened (o a producer's plea to cut the script anil vowed to perform the necessary surgery. The following day, the author announced that he had discovered how to cut the timo of the drama by Icn minutes. Ha eliminated one of Die intermissions. George Jean Nathan has noted: "In all the many years ot our friendship, I have heard Eugeno O'Ncill laugh aloud only once or twice—One of the few things that made him chuckle was an incident involving Nathan—After "Strange Interlude" opened, lh(« critic was a witness for !he playwright in a plagiarism suit. Nathan testified thai O'Neill outlined ID him the theme, plot anil general treatment of the dramu several years before he wrote it. Th8 plaintiff's attorney inquired: "Where did Ibis sake place?" Nathan rcsponed (hat it impcncd before they dined in a midlown restaurant. The attorney then asked whether Hie critic and playwright had liny drinks. "Three old-fashioned cocktails," declared the critic. .. ."Nolhing else? —Nathan continued: "Nothing el.so at tho bur. Hut alter dinner we engaged two bottle's of Orvictlo and a couple of Hemy Martin brandies each. Then we had three Old Oscar Pepper highballs apiece." The attorney thundered triumphantly: "And .still, lifter nil I.'ID.SC drinks, enough to make any man drunk, you say thai your memory is so good that you remember exactly the conversation you allege O'Neill had widi you?" Mr. Niilliun won (he ease by quietly intoning: "If I can recall exactly (he number and character of the drinks, which you assert were enough to intoxicate anyone, why should I mil be able (o recall exactly a conversation before I Jmd so much as even one?" O'Neill was his own worst critic. He wrote a friend: "I fee) very low about this piny. I'm thinking of culling it quits. I don't think I can go through the ordeal of typing it now. I'm too fed up. Think il would be wiser lo get it typed. It would bore me so, that before the end 1 would probably burn it." The drama became a masterpiece: "Strange Interlude." A 1MNC10US MOVKMKNT PARK HIDOK, N..I. (UPi—Two communities hnvc put a tax squeeze on Kdwin Gials. Park Hidge and neighboring Woodcliff Lake art. 1 involved in a bonier dispute and Givlx' pro/wly in I;md both communities claim. He lias been assessed by both. "Frankly, I don't think you're even TRYING to get more members for your car pooll" Inlaad N«w»»a*ar R»vr*«BntatlYi»» HBIMBBR 4CDIT II11" 7 ) At) or CIRCULATIONS AND CNITKU PRE*> Halloaml AdiM-tUla* .,. , •o, SynJi"", Inc., World rlgluncitrvcj.il | : j flan't that cute?! Bought it to help wheel your atomacb back to the house from the ficsic table, eh?"