Anderson Daily Bulletin from Anderson, Indiana on December 17, 1962 · Page 14
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MONDAY, DICtMiEK 17, 1M2 ANDIMON DAILY IULLETIN PAGE 15 Cap'n Jim's Dream Comes True In Steamboat Museum BY TOM GRAY UiiU'd Press ln!«rnutiimal JEFFERSONV1LLE, Ind. (UPI) —'Hie fast packet boats of Uie cotton trade and Uic "floaling pal aces" are gone from Uic rivers orated until World War II when getting • along just fine." but a steamboat museum here is Jim told me about his dream of poises, helping fulfill Capt. Jim lloivard's establishing a museum in the Slllce >' dream that they won't be for- fvtlen. Howard, who died in 1936 More his dream v.-s' realized, could remember when the river front at Louisville Ky., across Uie Ohio River from this southern Indiana town, was crowded with steamboats. More than 3,000 of the stem and side paddle wheel steamers were built at the old Howard Shipyard here. Founded in 1834 by. the first Capt, Jamvs E. Howard. U op- get the public interested but we're the Gothic mansion located near passed out of the control of the family and turned out landing craft. 'Hie year before he died. Captain non-profit-endeavor. A board of three-s t o r y housv contains a directors helps,Mrs. Howard run the museum and meet its ex- Howard mansion lo keep the memory of a colorful era alive for future generations. "The romance is gone from the riv«r," Captain Jim Said, looking out at the busy U'affic of coal and sand barges. "The young people loday will never know the thrill of a steamboat whistle or the beauty of a fast packet boat." His widow carried,, on and in 1958 opened the Howard National Steamboat Museum with. Uie help of steamboat enthusiasts. Mrs. Howard recalled: "He told me, '1 don't think. we)ll get done.' I told him, 'Of course we'll get it done.' And we did. He always said the museum was Ihe one thing he wanted in the world more than anythin? i-ls" "It has been a hard fight to 000 persons from every slate and fifteen kinds oi wood in the pan. 25 different countries have loured eling. The museum is operated as a the former Howard shipyard. Built 'i» 1*8. "w Si-room. more than 45,- wealth of material on steamboat- Ing. The skilled craftsman who built the steamboats at tl>c Howard shipyard built the house, using n the J. M. White, Ihe finest steamboat ever built by the Howards. She cost $300.000 in 18771 Here lalso can be seen me- md was a "floating palace." with a main deck 302 feet by 91 feel, 'lire White burned near New Or- Grizzly Bears Wired For Sound In Project eans in t886. The museum contains a large collection of steamboat pictures leans to Louisville. =5 YELLOWSTONE PARK, Wyo. 1 (DPI) — Last summer two scholarly brothers succeeded in the; ticklish task of attaching radio transmitters to the necks of two fierce 700-pound grizzly bears. This year; Montana State University biologist John and Frank Craigiiead are hoping for a scientific payoff to their little game of "bugging the bear." Purpose of the research is to 'race the unknown habits of the grizzly, which is dangerously close o extinction. Civilization has reduced the grizzly population lo about 1,000, excluding Alaska. An estimated 170 live in Yellowstone 'ark. By "bugging" the bears, the Craigheads listen on radio receivers to "beeps," thereby plot- .ing the movements, feeding and nating of the huge animals. But he brothers say their information may have more widespread mporlance. Space scientists are interested ;n the deep winter slumber of jears in hilxM'nation. A study ol the blood chemistry of grizzlies may shed some light on hardening of the arteries in humans. The Craigheads believe Ihis should be a productive year for statistics. The past three years of their project have been devoted mainly to finding a workable method of handling the animals. The breakthrough came last year when the Craigheads and their assistants devised a means of "tranquilizing" the bears with a drug in a syringe fired from a rifle. With the bears tamed by the muscle-immobilizing drug, the Craigheads gathered such statistics as teeth measurements, which required placing a hand in the bear's foot-wide mouth. Then they fastened large collars containing small radio transmitters around the animals' necks. "The transmitter is small and probably doesn't bother tire bear :oo much."' John Craigbcad said. "We have three types of receivers to record the signals — fixed nodcls for long distances, a mo bile unit for use in trucks and a portable that can be carried by Lhe researcher." The Craigheads were able to track the grizzlies until Nov. 1 when they went into hibernation. Then Uie brothers returned to their teaching jobs at Montana State in Missoula. Now the Craigheads are preparing to resume their research. Their first objective: find three or four more bears lo equip with radio transmitters. Lacy's Good Deed LOUSIV1LLE, Ky. (AP) - Dr. Robert M. Lacy, a research' en linecr. Boy Scouts. He made seven recordings which supply (he information a and photographs, models, turni- urc and equipment, plus a li- >rary of material on the steam- baot era. Robert E. Lee after it won its The intricately carved stair- A withstand from a cabin, a similar to OIK tnstalledlwall panel ami door from Ihe first Robert E. Lee are among Uic museum exhibits. Mrs. meiikws of other famous packet boats like the Gleiidy Bu r k of the Stcpehn Collins Foster song. Ihe Belle Lee, ami the Baltic, Uial raced the Diana from New Or- The Howard shipyard rebuilt the and Jeffersonville. Arthur Weis. an elementary school teacher, knows what she's sh ? is winding up a four-year, talking about when she savs General Motors scholarship at Uiei ,.„-,.,,. . , ,. ,.,., * " im ;,.,,.. c iiv u-ith i HIMM-PI. in tmth.'take an intcresl in their children .1 schoastic abilily seems to run uimcisuj with a dcyet in main- . ematics Istiidy.. She stressed the import- Landy's sister. Mary Anita, wasjance of home teaching and read .graduated from Washington Uni- ing sliced. As for her Iwo girls, ihc age of 15 "and so did both of my daughters." The girls arc beauties, loo. Miss Landy Suzanne Wcis, Miss Mrs. Howard, who spends most of licr time explaining the ex hibils. grew up in Madison. Ind.. an old river town like • Louisville Air Force in St. Louis for l%2,jthe child's 1Q was 165. .portant, I tried lo help them en- will enter Washington University's "She entered the second grade, joy studying." remember the steamboat 'amous race from New Orleans whistles, sounding clear on a cold ,o St. Louis with the Natchez in morning. It would be a shame 1870. if (hose days are forgotten." PUZZLED? STAR CHINA CAN . . . HELP YOU Find a Gift From Their LARGE SELECTION did his good turn for blind $ that will please any woman. If still in doubt ihe'll wilcomt a ... GIFT CERTIFICATE FROM Beauty And Brains Run In Family ST. 'LOUIS (UPI) — Mrs.jSchool of Medicine this Septem' at tne of 18. that year and could read fifth- grade text books." the mulhcr said. Weis urges parents to in the family." Mrs. Wcis entered college at . 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