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The Herald from Jasper, Indiana • Page 13

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Saturday, August 27, 1966 THE DAILY HERALD PICTURE FROM THE PAST-Second Series, No. 51 Father Basil Did Much To Mold The Community Of Jasper nv ARTHTTR Page 13 By ARTHUR C. NORDHOFF In my opinion this picture Is worthy of this series for the reason that it will bring back memories of many of the citizens of Dubois County who have passed their half-century mark. Fr. Basil Heusler, O.S.B.,came to Jasper as the fifth pastor of St.

Josephus Church on September 12, 1898. This picture was made shortly thereafter. The priest on the left is Fr. Alexander Burkart, O.S.B., of St. Meinrad Abbey, who served as an assistant to the Jasper parish from ber, 1899, to June, 1903.

Fr. Basil was bom in Switzerland on December 25, 1860. He came to America and entered the Novitiate at St. Meinrad in 1877 and was ordained a priest on May 20, 1883. For two years, he served as Rector of St.

Meinrad College and was appointed pastor at St. Anthony in 1885, where he served for thirteen years until assigned to Jasper. This is a picture of the parish office. The large roll top desk was, in all probability, manufactured at the Jasper Desk Company, since they manufactured the same type of desks before that time. Over the desk hangs the picture of Fr.

Fidelis Maute, O.S.B., Fr. prececessor. As the fourth pastor, Fr. Fidelis served from July 25, 1865, to January 22, 1897. It was during his tenure that the present church at St.

Joseph's was constructed, beginning in 1867 with the foundation and the completion date being 1880. Thirteen years were spent in the construction of this noble edifice which since has been a landmark in Jasper. The dark chart on the wall is a blue print of the town of Jasper. The smaller chart to the right is a map of the State of Indiana, which is a buggy and surrey advertisement of George P. Wagner.

Central heating had not been installed so the coal stove shown at the right of the picture was a necessity. The bound books in the desk contain the birth, marriage and death data of parish members. The Baptismal records were maintained in Latin. Much is said and written of parish priests who were in Jasper prior to Fr. time.

But as we proceed further through the years the image of Fr. Basil will be more prominent in the history of Dubois County. He did much to mold the character of our community. Many were the seekers of his guidance, counsel and advise. Thirty two years ago a stockbroker from Indianapolis told roe that it was almost impossible to sell stocks and bonds to the people of Jasper unless Fr.

Basil approved the issue. He informed me that he soon learned that if he could persuade Fr. Basil that the stock was sound, then he had less difficulty taking sales in Jasper. The room shown is to this day 0 Well! Another Egg In The Face By Abigail Van Buren DEiAR ABBY: You certainly know much about eggs. A woman wrote to say that her husband came home with some eggs he had bought from a farmer, and they tasted horrible.

They later found out that the farmer had sold him DUCK eggs. And you let it pass as the they should have expected duck eggs to taste horrible. Abby, fresh duck eggs are every bit as delicious as chicken eggs. We raise geese and ducks especially for the eggs. Hie eggs are wonderful, and the only difference is in the size.

MRS. E. DEAR MRS. Twenty laahes with a dmd( feather for this lowa- bom writer who shoold have known better. Of one thing I am certain, duck egg on the face is every bit as embarrassing as chicken egg.

DEAR ABBY: Let me start out -telng (Med as tte offlce of recently read In the August Fichter, the present pastor of St. New parish quarters are now under construction and soon the building that was built in 1857 by the first pastor, Fr. Kundek, will be removed. We intend to include a picture of that structure with this series because within the year it will be removed to provide more parking area. Fr.

Basil died while pastor of St on April 17, 1942. His body was interred in the plot at St cemetery. by sajring that I love animals. I have had pet dogs, cats, birds, skunks, and even two king snakes. where someone left nearly $200,000 to a pair of catsi And it was stipulated that in twenty years, or after the cats died, the remaining money should go to a hospital and church.

Now if that the most ridiculous thing you ever heard of, what is! I can see leaving enough money to feed and care for pets, but for a hospital and a church to have to wait 20 years for a donation because a couple of animals have inherited it, is downright disgusting. There ought to be a law against KAY AND HtS BIG ORCHESTRA WITH THf In 214 Hours CONCERT-21 Sin. PJl SPORTSaMTCR Air Ky.ur Ky. Advance Tickat $3 at Door $3.50 SPJCIAl nitSTSOO ADVANCE TICKETS $X75 EACH 1 Tiam Oil fmsHrnnamnat imi w.L turn OWENStORO, KF. imd mii mmi, aMMsnuat leaving money to animals.

Will you see what you can do about It, Abby? DISGUSTED DEAR DISGUSTED: I any law attemptinf to limit the right to dispose oi what is lawfully his would be un- constltiitionaL If It should be. So well Just have to suffer such eztravairant sentimentality and be glad It happen every day. DEAR ABBY: For eight years now I have had this neighborhood gang of boys (ages from 10 to 16) who show up daily to play with my son. During the sunmier they go home only to sleep and eat. One day I counted 19 boys spread over our property.

You believe the noise! My problem is they never congregate anywhere here. course rather have them here than on the streets, but I would like to know how to get some of the other mothers to take in this mob occasionally. SAN MATEO MOM DEAR MOM: Every mother should have your problems. There must be something about your yard, your son, or your taUty" that draws these boys. you don't say anything to it, I DEAR ABBY: Tell the 11-year- old who stand the noise her father made when he ate car- Depf.

Studies Charges Of Favoritism WASHINGTON The Justice Department has studied charges of favoritism in the award of contract for the siioerstnicture for the Philadelphia Mint and was satisfied that all proper procedures were a spokesman said today. His statement followed comment by White House press secretary BUI D. Moyers that if there had been any impropriety the attorney would have reported it to Johnson. Moyers said the President also rots, and other crunchy food that I would be glad to trade places with her. My father can eat only foods which have been liquified which he takes thru a tube.

He has cancer of the stomach, but we are thankful for every good day he has. So next time that girl complains about the noise her father makes win you please remind her of me? Problems? Write to Abby. 69700, Los Angeles, 00069. For a personal reply. Inclose a stamped, self-addressed envdope.

Hate to write letters? Send to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, CaL, 90069, for booklet, to Write Letters for AU Oe- satisfied that the General Services Administration which awarded the contract is by a career government servant of many, many years who has an excellent The press secretary referred inquiries to the attorney general when asked by newsmen for comment on allegations Monday by Sen. John J. Williams, that favoritism was shown in award of the contract to and headed by former Democratic National Treasurer Matthew H. McCloskey. A General Services Administration spokesman said today the contract award was John G.

Byrne, GSA director of information, said the ttiree firms which had made bids were given equal opportunity to revise their offers and McCloskey came up with the lowest figure. The other firms are the J. W. Bateson Arlington, and Turner Construction Philadelphia. We Give Top Value Stamps at 60 Minute Cleoners Huntingburg JASPER UUNMY and CLEANERS WE DELIVER TEEN ST.


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