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I ELWOOD CALL-LEADER THURSDAY, OCT. IS, 1ff4 QUIET!! The . Elwood Call-Leader Colored Leaf Show By WANK A,WHITI Editorials ...Mil a m0M National Newspaper Veek NATIONAL NEWSPAPER WEEK is being observed during this week. And when, over these days, editors risk the appearance of immodesty by blowing their horns, they have a right and an obligation to do just that. The local newspaper provides a service that Is unique, irreplaceable, and se fundamental pfort of our national life. Its pages tell an endless story of the events, great and-small. that Influence and determine the destinies of each of us. There is good news and bad but, whatever Its character, it is part of the scheme of things. Only the newspaper can adequately record it -and keep it as history. Beyond this, there ii no freedom more vital than that of freedom of the press. A good newspaper is, in a sensea watchdog of the public. It stands of integrity and fair dealing In public and private affairs. Newspapers, on innumerable occasions, have unearthed and revealed violations of trust that would 'otherwise have remained forever buried. And newspapers have successfully fought for every conceivable kind of reform, often against disheartening odds, that the public interest de- mands. .- . .'' Newspapers throughout the country are doing a better job of living up to and carrying out their primary mission than ever before, and we sincerely feel that we are among them. President Johnson himself, in his message to, the newspapers of America states: "National Newspaper Week affords a welcome opportunity to salute America's free press and to applaud its vital and essential function in the daily life of our democratic society. "The .right to know Is the natural prerogative of every American citizen and forms a continuous thread in the development of our constitutional freedoms. Newspapers have throughout . the years contributed significantly to the preservation and propagation of this cherfshed right. As spokesmen for the ideals which emanate from our rich heritage, they expand our horizons of knowledge and deepen our understanding of both ddmeltlc and foreign affairs. "In serving as guardians of these ideals, our newspapers fortify the ties not only between our own citizens, but also between America and the world community. "I know that all Americans join in this tribute to our . newspapers and I am confident that our press will sustain and enhance its indispensable role in the life of our Democracy." No other nation' has a press quite like ours, ranging as it does from great metropolitan dailies down to the smallest of the country weeklies. Every one of our thousands of papers, each working in its own special way, is a vital part of the great edifice of freedom on which this country rests. 1 dbear AlJoi . .... He's Haying A Ball By ABIGAIL VAN BURIN uixak Atsux: Last year we moved from the country to the city so our children could go to the best schools, study with the best music teachers and get all the cultural advantages of the art museum, symphony, ballet and so forth. Well, the . children haven't learned much, but their father has learned plenty. Every Saturday night I have to send my brother down to the burles que house to drag my husband home. My man has gone hog wild. He signed up for a course in ballroom dancing and he goes by himself every Monday night and I don't see him again until after work on Tuesday. He says I don't need lessons because all have to do is "follow." He needs lessons because he has to lead." (Is that true?) I suggest ed moving back to the country If I Were The Devil f I ill and he refused to go. How can I straighten him .out? SORRY WE MOVED DEAR SORRY: I don't know what your man "lowed" in the country, but it wasn't his wild oats because he appears to be sowing them now. Waitx your overgrown kid back onto the straight and narrow if you have to enlist a marriage counselor or clergyman to help you. ; . DEAR ABBY: I am. a 15 -year-old girl, and people tell me I am cute looking and have a good personality, but I have never had a real date. I think I know why. Boys are alraid to ask me out or come over because my father is a policeman. How can J get boys to date me with this handicap?' I am hankering for a date. DATELESS DEAR DATELESS: Only a thief runs when no one 'pur. sues. I hope you aren't hankering for dates with ' boys If I were the Prince of Dark-ne.ss f would want to engulf the whole earth in darkness. I'd have a third of its real estate and four- fifths of its population, but I .would not be happy until I had seized the ripest apple on the tree. So I should see about, however necessary,, to take over "th Unit-" !. ed States.' ". I would begin with a campaign of whispers. With the wisdom of a serpent, I would whisper to you "as I whispered to Eve: "Do as - you please." To the young lt would whisper, "The Bible is a myth.'1 I would convince them that "man created God," instead of the other way around; I'd whisper that "what is bad is good and what is good Is square." In the ears of the young married I would whisper that work is debasing, that cocktail parties' are good for you. I would caution them not to be "extreme In religion, in patriotism, in moral con- duet. And the old I would teach to pray to say after me "Our father which art In Washington.' Then I'd get organized. I'd educate authors in how to make lurid literature exciting so that anything else would appear dull, uninteresting; , I'd threaten TV with dirtier ELWOOD CALL-LEADER sit south aMoeiuoN retat LWOOO. INDIAN Phana Maara S4SSS f ntarM Mt OHICt (I BIWM mailt at ncand-ciest mat under Act t COTfraa. Ajarcs X, 1771. Monday J Moll mwcnotl W Grant. MmMIMn liowMjie, McriiMn one rtptvn counties et Si Mr ana rra m tit Eiw-rttara at HI aar raar. MivarM et emix etc e ant. movies, and vice- versa, f'd infiltrate unions, and urge more loafing, less work. Idle hands usually work tor me. " I'd peddle narcotics to whom I could, I'd sell alcohol to ladies and gentlemen of distinction, I'd tranguiKze the rest with pills. If I were the Devil I would encourage schools to refine young intellects, but neglect """To discipline emotions; let those run wild. I'd designate an atheist to front for me before the Highest Courts, and I'd get preachers .to say. "She's right. With flattery and promises of power I would get the courts to vote against God and in favor of pornography. Thus I would evict God from the courthouse, then the school- house, then from the Houses of Coheres - Then in His own churches I'd substitute psychology for religion and diefy science. That way men would become smart enough to create super weapons but not wise enough to control mem. i If I were Satan I'd make the symbol of Eastern an egg. And the symbol of Christmas a bottle. If I were the Devil I'd take from those who have and give to those who wanted' until I . had killed the incentive of the ambitious. Then my police station would force everybody back to work. Then I coud separate families, As long as there are people who desire to control others for their own benefit free dom will be in danger. ; Or. James Doengea putting children in uniform, worn-en in coal mines and objectors in slave- labor camps. ., If I were Satan I'd just keep on doing what I'm doing and the whole world would go to Hell as sure as the Devil. ... . . .. ; f Pi ,- - Looking Back YIARS AGO Harold Durham, machinist mate first class, was transferred from the Naval school at Bain-bridge, Md to Camo Bremerton,1 Wash. Donald Etfhiann am of Mr 'and Mrs. .Arthur Etchison, re - ceived his silver gunner's wings and was promoted to corporal.a He was stationed at Yuma Air Force base. American heavy bombers raided the Cologne ' in greatest daylight blow against the city. Elwood made plans to hear Governor Schricker at a meet tag in the high school audi torium. IS YIARS AGO Ray Canning factory employes and personnel closed the fifth successful season with a pitch in dinner. Mrs. James Kute was chair man of a luncheon and bridge held for the ladies at the El - wood Country club. , '-' Claude Scott was elected as commander of the American Le gion post No. 153. Honor roll of junior and senior high school waa released by the supei intamlaiit The People Speak' (Tht Elwood Call-Ltadar wtt-rmes letters trom lit rtaatrt wh:cn txprm their coriNntnti r and tpihioni in onttmperott . nai-ner en nil tyf& ot mlt-Icctv Such lerttrs mutt M tlqmd, but unless Hity un, 'favornoiv mention an Individ uol by name, me signature w l on withheld upon rquSt. Int letters printed hero do not necessorily reflect the views at The Call-Lender.) r To-The, Editor ' There has been a series of "discussion" about Sen. Goldwater's stand on Sx:ial Security, going on here in Elwood lately. The Social Security, revision, which would have provided a raise in benefits, was shelved. As usual, Sen. Goldwater ' is being blamed for this action. The whole story is not being presented to the public, however. For instance, did you know the Senate tacked oiMedicare to the Social Security revision? This was sent to the House- Senate conference committee. The House had passed the Social Security increase but when it reached, the Senate, Pres.j Johnson's Senators added Medicare to the revision. '(The House- Senate conferees had already dropped Pres. Johnson's Medicare Bill.) By adding Medicare to the & cial Security revision, the com mittee had no choice but shelving the whole package! . The blame for this rests en -tirely on Pres, Johnson and his Senators for adding Medicare Medicare (which had already been' scuttled by the committee) to the Social Security increase (which would have passed). Here are Sen. Goldwater's own words on Socjal Security: "I want to see every participant receive all the benefits the system provides in dollars with real purchasing power We will not preserve the Social Security system if we saddle it j with -unnecessary new burdens." (Medicare) We penalize levery aged citizen if we thus bankrupt the system which protects them." (19W) ."Principle before politics" is Sen. Goldwater's slogan and I heartily agree. Mrs. Cindy Hymaa who fit this description. DEAR ABBY: Our son is just 20 and the girl "he went steady with for four years is 18. She graduated from high school last June and Jim has had one year of college. They begged us to let them get married in July, saying she would work and they would have an apartment on campus. Her parents agreed to continue her allowance. We consented to their marriage on the condition that they promised not to have a family until Jim graduated from college. Well, they weren't married two months when she announced she's one month pregnant! We are so angry at that stupid girl! Do you think we are justified in asking our son to quit school and go to work? How do other parents handle sit uations like this? JIM'S MOM DEAR MOM: Why harveH- . cap Jim for life by refusing to help him get an education? He needs his college degree mere than ever now., Give them a break and don't withdraw your support. Most parents help their married college children as much as they possibly can. CONFIDENTIAL TO ROG AT PENN: The best way te Vart the day right is by starting vhe night before. Troubled? Write to ABBY, Box 69700, Los .Angeles, Calif. For a personal. reply,, enclose a stamp ed, self -addressed envelope. For Abby's booklet', "How To Have A Lovely Wedding," send 50 cents to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Calif. Today's Almanac By United stress International" Today is Thursday; Oct 15,' the 289th day of 1964 with 77 to follow. The moon is approaching its full phase. The morning stars are Jupi ter, Mars and Venus. The evening stars are Jupiter and Saturn. Irish poet and autlior Oscar Wilde was born on this day in 1856. On' this day In history: In 1917 World War I's most famous spy, Gertrude Zeu known as Mata Hari was executed outside Paris. In 1945, Pierre Laval, a former French premier, was exe-cuted for betraying his country to Nazi Germany during World War n. 'if. In 1946, Reichmarshal Herm an Goering committed suicide by taking poison a day before he was scheduled to be executed.. A thought for the day: The Greek" orator; Demosthenes, said: "To remind a man of good turns you have done him is very much tike a reproach." i IT IS AN ERROR to figure you have to buck hub to hub weekend traffic to Brown county for the, best of the incomparable Indiana colored leaf show. Go the byways to Turkey Run state park, along the Ohio river -from New Harmony to Lawrence- burg, or visit the Morgan- Mon roe, Clark County State Forests Clifty Falls and Versailles State parks, and- you will see a coun try ablaze with brilliant autumn leaflets. Helen Hunt Jackson wrote: 0 suns and skies and clouds of June And flowers of June together, Ye cannot rival for one hour October's bright blue Weather, Retired Colonel Milton B. Hale, administrative director, Indiana Tourist council in Lt. Gov. Rich ard O. Ristine's office, said "The Tourist council, 334. State House, Indianapolis, has a new leaflet, "Indiana Fall ., Foliage Tours," appropriately printed in fall colors with maple leaf illus trations. The leaflet, Indiana map and up to date tourist folders will be sent free upon request. Why do leaves change color m the fall? The following paragraphs from the U.S. Forest Service tells the story. - Every autumn we revel in the beauty of the trees, knowing that if is a fleeting pleasure and soon the leaves will flutter down from their summer homes to be come part of the earth's rich carpet... X' MANY PEOPLE suppose that Jack Frost is responsible for the color change but he is not; some leaves begin to turn before we have any frost. The Indians be lieved a fantasy that celestial hunters had slain the great bear and his blood dripping on the for es! changed many trees to red, while others turned yellow from the fat that splattered from the kettles "as the hunters cooked the meat. In reality, the change in coloring is the result of chemical processes which take place in the tree during the preparation . for winter. , 'C During the spring and summer the leaves serve . as factories factories where the foods necessary to the trees' growth are manufactured. This takes place in the cells of the leaf and is carried on by the chlorophyll bodies which give the leaf its green color. Chlorophyll makes food for the tree by combining the carbon from the air with the hydrogen, oxygen alid'-rrwnwal supplied in the water which the roots gather. In .the fall when the cool weather causes a slowing down of the vital processes, the work of the leaves comes to an end. The machinery of the leaf factory is dismantled, the chlorophyll is broken dowrti into the substances ol which it is Composed and what food there is on hand is sent to the, body of the tree to be stored for use in 'the spring. All re -maining in the ceil cavities 6f the leaf is a water substance in which a few oil globules and crystals, "and a number of.' yellow, strongly refractive bodies can be seen. These give, the tree the familiar yjelloW autumnal foli age. , w- Often there is more sugar in the leaf than can be transferred to the tree When this is the case the chemical combination " with other substances produce many ! color sha'des. varying from the I brilliant red of the dogwood to the more austere red- brown of the oaks. In cone bearing trees which do not lose their foliage in the fall, the green coloring takes on a slightly brownish tinge which gives way to a lighter color in the spring. COLORS - SUGAR MAPLE reds, oranges, yellow. RED MAPLE orange and scarlet. DOGWOOD - vivid scarlet. SWEET GUM vivid crimson. RED OAK dark red to russet. SCARLET OAK -brilliant scarlet. BLACK GUM - burgandy. SASSAFRAS grange to scar let. EASTERN REDBUD -mellow yellow. NORWAY MAPLE buttercup yellow. YELLOWOOD sunset yellow and gold. LARCH golden yellow. AMERICAN BEACH golden bronze. TULIPTREE sparkling yellow. ELM - pale yellow. WHITE OAK - purplish red te violet. BLACK OAK - reddish tan to brown. HICKORY leathery yellow, brown. . WHITE ASH - purple. AMERICAN HORNBEAM - bright orange. Nature has a process to sever the leaf from the tree so it falls to make a fertile forest floor." The Clinic By DR. GEORGl W. CRANB Anita offers a very challenging Idea that should spread. Dr. Glsnn Frank, former' president of the University of Wisconsin, said that teachers and clergymen should con sider themselves as. salesmen : of ideas. And their "custo -mors" are students or parishioners. So start a "consumer poll" each year en campusl ISP aged 19, CASE U-405: Anita is a DePauw coed. "Dr. Crane," she began, "we have a custom at DePauw of rat ing the faculty. "For we try ' to select the Teacher of the Year. "Don't you think this plan should be adopted by all col leges? For many protestors who have the most degrees behind their names are not always the best teachers. "Indeed, I have found that two of my best teachers are younger men not over 30 to 35 years ae. "But their youth makes them sympathize with us students for they can present their material in a more interesting manner. ""Even their jokes are more nearly adapted' to our generation, too.". V.-. It is always a splendid idea for teachers to be rated. . For this stimulates whole some ."free enterprise" competition and thus wakes up a number of the mossbacks. ' Otherwise, they'd coast on their memorized lectures that may not have been modernized for 20 years. Even their jokes are corny and state, or fitted to a previous generation. For example, the head of a de partment. at Northwestern uni versity when-1 was a student there following. World War I; would always refer to the boys on the village green! He hadn't left the Revoluntary War period! Naturally, his lectures were boring. And he looked at the ceiling as he spoke, so he never made eye- contact with the audience. - Because we had no annual eon-test for the best "Teacher oi the Year," he was complacent and parroted the very same moth -eaten lectures he'd used when he first began teaching 10 years earlier... "But, many professors object te letting students rate them," you may protest. "They say college youth are not old enough to know how to evaluate, teaching ability." .That's largely malarkyt ft ia the weak defense of a scared faculty who don't want to get into gear and improve their brand of classroom oratory. - Most of the college professors would zoom 25 per cent or more in rating if they'd just enrol In a Dale Carnegie or similar ster ling class in public speaking. Although professors (and many clergymen) are paid primarily for oratory, far too many of them are very inept at public speaking, partly because they have a captive audience! In fact, the usual high school debater is superior to the average college professor as a public speaker! This is not exaggera tion! College youth, who are close to 20 -years -old and with superior I.Q., plus a cultural background,. certainly can tell whether a pro lessor is lazy and a poor speaker, 'v. Thev also know if he ignores flagrant cheating on exams. And a he lacks the salesman's en thusiasm for "selling" students on his field of knowledge. All good teachers must be star salesmen of ideas! So send for .my 'Test for Good Teachers," enclosing a long . stamped, return envelope, plus 20 cents. Rate' all your teachers thereon! -1 (Always write to Dr. Crane in care of this newspaper, enclosing a long stamped, addressed enve- ' lope and 20c to cover typing and . printing costs when you send lor one of his booklets.) " .ail issssWWsMl CENTENNIAL S CRM OK The War for the Union 1861-65 In Pictures No. 463 George W. Custer's arbitrarily hanging of Mosby troop- erp at Front Royal, Va., for' which John' Mosby exacted 'equally atrocious retaliation (as told in No. 462), had its duplicates on . both sides. Still the contending forces gen- . erally respected rules or conventions of international law governing warfare. The white flag was respected for arrange- ment of orderly truces for humane purposes. Though V. 3. Grant stood strongly against exchange of prisoners after he became the commanding general of the Union forces, and thus condemned both Union and Rebel captives to misery for long periods, he permitted truces during his bloody Virginia campaign In 1864 for removal of helplessly wounded and burial of dead; ' " Sentinels on picket lines and small groups of soldiers often arranged Informal exchanges of, amenities. It Is related in Dr. Francis A. Lord's engrossing documentary chronicle, "Tftey Fought for the Jjraxttr (pub. by Stackpole Co.), that In the Virginia campaign, a squad of Federals sent on scout got lost In the Dismal Swamp. While sloshing through misty underbrush, they came upon confederate scouts who were la a similar predicament ChaUejiged, the Federals admitted they were simply trying to rma a way out or "this a swamp.' A Confederate spokesman proposed, If you'uns win show we'uns out, we'uns will show you'uns out" There waa an armistice i till the combined groups -had reached dry ground, exchanged news, and swapped luxuries for necessities. ' After Grant took the Weldon R. R. and advanced on the north side of the James to within miles of Richmond, the last week of September 1864, there was a lull in fighting. Pvt C. R. Cox wrote home of walking the picket line and swapping with a "Johnny Reb" picket , From a Richmond Enquirer, obtained la trade for a Baltimore American, he learned how. close he was to the Rebel capital , CLARK KINNAIRD M I -J 1 naruma HeH ox jqpiM- 1 erate officer wbe had entered Union lines under flag ef truce being returned to his horse and escort after having been led la s MindfoM te Union eonfi ettirftnttf hj Xia$ Fssturep ngtai i

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