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Logansport, Indiana
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Monday, March 21, 1988
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Page 2 Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Indiana, Monday, March 21, 1988 Obituaries Lester R. Adair Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Kroeger Funeral Home for Lester R. Adair, 68, 617 Washington St. Fie died at 11:21 p.m, Saturday in Memorial Hospital. He was born Sept. 17, 1919, in Logansport, to Cecil L. and Thrcssa E. Yenna Adair. He was married Oct. 4, 1942, in Yuma, Ariz., to Anna A. Price, who survives. He retired Jan. 1, 1992, as a grinder at Rockwell International. He served in the Air Corps, in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion, the Eagles and United Steel workers. Also surviving are a son, Lester Jr., 3220 E. Broadway; two daughters, Ellen Sutton, 1317 North St., and Janice Hunt, 1405 Liberty St.; a brother, Cecil J,, Arcadia, Fla.; seven grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Two brothers, three sisters and a granddaughter preceded him in death. The Rev. Charles A. Williams will officiate. Burial, with military honors, will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home where there will be an Eagles service at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Mattie M. Greider DELPHI - Mattie M. Greider, 94, Rt. 3, Delphi, died at 1:40 p.m. Sunday in St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Lafayette. She was seriously ill two weeks and lived in Delphi Nursing Home for the past two years. She was born Dec. 24, 1893, in Owasco, to Mr. and Mrs. Hollowell. She was married March 24, 1920, to Walter T. Greider, who died Oct. 2,1957. She farmed with her husband. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Delphi. Surviving are three sisters, Faye Lubke, Fremont, Mich., Ruth Stirdivant and Donna Belle Paull, both of Grand Rapids, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews. Two brothers and two sisters preceded in death. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Horn Funeral Home with the Rev. Ellis Gasser officiating. Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to K p.m. Tueday in the funeral home. County Rejects Ambulance Leasing John Rex Jr. Eugene R. Branning The Cass County Commissioners today decided that bidding for an ambulance leasing agreement is not the best alternative economically for the county. Commissioners Gil Thomas and Corbey Slusher voted to advertise for bids for a new ambulance after they considered two lease options from R.S.V.P. of Toledo, Ohio, and Ambulance Sales & Service, Indianapolis. The estimated monthly lease costs involved with leasing one ambulance from the firms were estimated at between $1,700 and $1,800. Leasing involves a three-year agreement and does not include a locked-in price structure. The cost of a three- year agreement is estimated at $55,000." John Zarlman, the director of the Cass County Ambulance Service which is based at Memorial Hospital, told the commissioners that purchasing a modular "box" unit for the service would provide the county with the best alternative. Zartman said the modular unit is slightly larger and wider than the county's current three van- size units. Zartman said one advantage of using a modular unit is that it can allow a paramedic to work on more than one patient in the ambulance at the time, freeing up an additional ambulance for use. Zartman said Ford Motor Company, the principal maker of ambulances in the U.S., is switching its ambulance package to include diesel engines which should increase the life of ambulance engines. Late this morning, the commissioners were scheduled to consider the reappointments of Helen Petrie, Myra Vanecek and George Van Meter to the Memorial Center Board. The commissioners also were scheduled to meet with Cliff Seufert of Butler, Fairman and Seufert, an Indianapolis engineering firm. Back Case May Get Change Of Venue WINAMAC -• Pulaski County Prosecutor Daniel Murphy requested Friday that a representative jury panel be called to determine whether there is adequate reason to support a motion for a change of venue for the trial of accused murderer Billie D. Back. The test jury will be called at 10:30 a.m. Aprils. Back is being held in connection with the death of Dragomir Lukovich, Medaryville. Murphy requested the death penalty after viewing a statment made by Kenneth D. Wilson who was also he!d in connection with the murder. Back and Wilson are both from Rensselaer. The murder charge against Wilson was dropped in February in a plea-bargain agreement. Wilson was sentenced to 19 years in prison on a felony robbery charge. Twenty-five Pulaski County residents will be called for the jury list for the representative jury. If attorneys in the case agree upon 12 jurors from the list, the trial will be held in the county, but if a jury cannot be formed from the list, the trial will be venued to another county, If 12 are impaneled, the members of that jury will not serve as the actual jury in the case. Russell D. Millbranth, Back's attorney, filed for a change of venue after Murphy requested the death penalty. Millbranth said that pre-trial publicity by county newspapers and general discussions about Back and the case have prejudiced local residents against the defendant. Millbranth called four county residents to testify what they knew about the case, where they received their information and what they thought of Back. MONTICELLO - John Rex Jr., 79, Rt. 1, Monticello, died at 2:05 p.m. Sunday in White County Memorial Hospital. He was hospi- talised since March 13, and was seriously ill for five years. He was born July 15, 1908, in Rosebud, Pa., to John and Anna Pasta Rex. He was married in 1940, in Cumberland, Md., to Lelah Holbrook, who died Aug. 8,-1982. He attended Pike Creek Church of the Brethren in White County. He had lived in Monticello since July 1984, coming from Evergreen Park, 111. He was a retired restaurateur. He was the originator of Golden West Pancake House, starting on 95th Street in Evergreen Park, 111. He was a member of the National Restaurant Association. Surviving are a stepdaughter, Gloria Serf, Evergreen Park, III.; three brothers, Walter, Bradenton, Fla., Arthur, Claysburg, Pa., and Edgar, Dayton, Ohio; four sisters, Betty Killion, Clearfield, Pa., Margaret Osborne, Chicago, 111., Gertrude Wilson, Englishtown, N. J., and Alice Rex, Monticello; and three stepgrandchildren. Four brothers preceded in death. Services will be held at 8 p.m. (EST) Tuesday in Miller-Voorhis Funeral Home, where friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. (EST) Tuesday. Services will also be held at 1:30 p.m. (CST) at Kenny Brothers Funeral Home, Evergreen Park, 111., where friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. (CST) Wednesday. The Rev. Glenn Campbell will officiate at both services. Burial will be in Evergreen Park Cemetery, Evergreen Park, III. Harley L. Zimmerman Harley L. Zimmerman, 82, 2613 Pottawatomie Rd., died Sunday at 7:30 p.m. in Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. He was born Sept. 23, 1905, in Forest, Ohio, to Frank and Lucy Bessinger Zimmerman. He was married to Lydiabelle K. Walter, who died June 4,1982. He retired from the signal department after 40 years of employment with the Pennsylvania Railroad. He was a U.S. Coast Guard during World War II, a member of Saint Paul's Lutheran Church, Upper Sandusky. Ohio, a member of the Logansport Eagles Lodge and the Logansport Veterans of Foreign Wars. Surviving are four brothers, Edward, Flint, Mich., Harry, Gilbert, and Wilbur, all of Upper Sandusky; one sister, Anna L. Beard, Upper Sandusky; and a number of nieces and nephews. One brother and one sister preceded in death. Services will be held Thursday at 1:30 at Lucas Funeral Home, Upper Sandusky, with the Rev. Alvin T. Stein officiating. Burial will be in the Old Mission Cemetery, Upper Sandusky. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Kroeger Funeral Home and from 15 to 9 Wednesday at Lucas Funeral Home. Willadean Rager AKRON -- Willaciean Rager, 73, Rt, 2, Akron, died at 1:05 a.m. today at her residence. Funeral arrangements are pending at Hartzler Funeral Home. Police Reports 11:23 a.m. — Property-damage accident, U.S. 24 and Mall Raod. Vehicles driven by Anthony Hayden, 22, 1713 r-4orth St., and Nancy Click, 34, Walton, collided. LPD. 11:42 a.m. — Vandalism. Mitchell Muehlhausen, Walton, reported two tires slashed. CCPD. 1:03 p.m. — Theft. Rick Baugh, 215 Ninth St.,' reported a radio, jacket and four pairs of pants stolen. LPD. 8:05 p.m. — Property-damage accident, U.S. 24 and Kiesling Road. A vehicle driven by Larry Pfledderer, 23, Francesville, struck a post. CCPD. Monday 5:03 a.m. — Vandalism. Vicki Camblin, 425 W. Market St., reported spark plug wires pulled on her vehicle. LPD. 6:40 a.m. — Theft. Frank Delaney, 309 W. Linden Ave., reported a battery stolen from his truck. LPD. Saturday 8:40 p.m. — Arrest. 'Daniel Good, 30, Rt. 1, Star City, was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated and driving while suspended. Royal Center Police Department investigated. 7:30 p.m. — Arrest. Roy Rusha, 108 10th St., was arrested on a charge of domestic battery. Logansport Police Department investigated. Sunday 2:50 a.m. — Property-damage accident, U.S. 24 and Kiesling Road. A vehicle driven by Scott Overmyer, 23, Delphi, struck guardrail and utility pole and rolled onto its top into ditch. Overmyer was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated. Cass County Police Department investigated. S a.m. — Vandalism, Galveston. A fence was reportedly damaged at Kid Town, CCPD. AKRON — Eugene R. Branning, 67, New York City, died Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Fort Meyers Beach, Fla. He was born in Fort Wayne Dec. 4, 1920, to Ernes! and Ruth Rittenhouse Branning. He was a retired architect and worked at William Tabler and Associates, New York City. He was a World War II veteran. Surviving are a sister, Mary Margaret Lcininger, Akron; two nephews and one niece. One brother preceded in death. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Akron United Methodist Church with the Rev. Harold Leininger and the Rev. Merlyn Cox officiating. Burial will be in the Akron Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Hartzier Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Dorothy M. 'Dottie' Eberle PERU - Dorothy M. "Dottie" Kberle, 40, Rt. 3, Peru, died at 3 a.m. Sunday in her residence. She was born June 29, 1947, in Cass County to Glenn and Dorothy Shattuck Stark. Her father and stepmother, Alice Stark, survive in Peru. She was married Sept. 14,1968, to Allen Stark, who survives, She was a beautician and a member of Olive Branch Church of God. Also surviving are two sons, Tocid, Muncie, and Craig. Peru; three brothers, Donald Stark, California, Alan Stark, Peru, and Buck Stark, South Carolina; and a sister, Judith Shaffer, Ohio. Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home with the Rev. Lowell Burris officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru. Friends may call after 4p.m. today. Memorial contributions may be made to Olive Branch Church of God. Lucille A. Wiseley Lucille A. Wiseley, 87, 210 E. Linden Ave.. died at 4:05 a.m. Sunday in Miller's Merry Manor. She was born May 27, 1900, in Delphi, to Fred and Addie Fife Beaver. She was first married to Charles L. Krappitz, who preceded her. She later married Dewey Wiseley, who also preceded her. She was a member of Riverview Wesleyari Church. Surviving are a son, Charles E. Krappitz, Ruskin, Fla.; a sister, Lillian Wray, Logansport; two grandchildren, five great- grandchildren and several nieces. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Fisher Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Paul Wilson officiating. Burial will be in White ChapeJ Cemetery, Troy, Mich. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. John Laurel Booth FLORA — John Laurel Booth, 84, formerly of Flora, died at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the Brethren Home, where he lived since 1982. He was born Jan. 9, 1904, in Carroll County, to William S. and Amanda Harter Booth. He was married in 1941, to Olive Plank, who died in 1960. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Lower Deer Creek Church of the Brethren. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Rcinke Funeral Home with the Rev. Opal Reiff officiating. Burial will be in Cam den Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today. Agnes Spahr Agnes Spahr, 90, G6-21St St., died at 1:30 a.m. today in her residence. Arrangements are pending at Fisher Funeral Chapel. Fire Calls Sunday 3 a.m. — Assistance call, U.S. 24 West and U.S. 35, Firefightes were called to the scene of an accident. Logansport Fire Department responded. 8:54 a.m. — Assistance call, Cass County Roads 2COS and 124W. Firemen assisted the Cass County Ambulance Service. LFD. 2:51 p.m, — Grass fire, South River Road. A grass fire was reported on the road near the Logansport State Hospital. LFD. 7:57 p.m. — Trash fire, Riverside Park. A fire on the north side of the park was extinguished. LFD. Hospital Notes Logansport BIRTHS Mr. and Mrs. Mark Chapman, Rt. 1, a son. Mr. and Mrs. Mark Martinez, Grissom AFB, a son. ADMITTED Gertrude Connell, Burnettsville Philip Fogleman, Peru. DISMISSED Pauline Risser, 1329 Liberty St. Marie Ross, 439 Cliff Drive. Lucille Smith, Camden. Vicki McKinney, Camden. Monticello DISMISSED Irene King, Monticello. Traci All, Monticello Mrs. Keith Williams and son, Monticello. Stella Ziemer, Monticello. Mrs. Timothy McFadden and daughter, Reynolds. Peru ADMITTED Allen Engel, Rt. 4, Peru. DISMISSED William Mattery, Rt. 1,Macy. Julie Sturch and daughter, 258 Adams Ave. Connie Wolf and son, 501 W. 10th St. David Manners, Peru. Nettie Miller, 317 Blair Pike. Jennifer Kay Bolinger, Greentown, George R. Williams Sr., Amboy. Rochester ADMITTED Linda Davis, Rt. 7, Rochester. Samuel L. Oswald. Rt, 1, Macy. Christine Herendeen, Claypool, Josephine McClain, 719 Madison St. Amy Jo Mullins, Rt. 4, Rochester. DISMISSED Roberta Blacketor and son, Rt. 6, Rochester. Phyllis Carey, Warsaw. Sarah B. Carlson, Deedsville. Edith McKinney, Rt. 1, Macy. Edgar Shalliol, Rt. 7, Rochester. Pearl Joyce, transferred to Canbterbury Manor. Winamac BIRTHS Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Carlson, Kewanna, a son, Mr, and Mrs. John Schmicker, Star City, a son. ADMITTED Thomas Thomas, Winamac. Agnes Hinderlider. DISMISSED Darlene Reagan, Culver. Mrs, Michael Atkins and son, Knox. (USPS 317-780) PHAROS-TRIBUNE Daily and Sunday (except Saturdays and holidays) $1.60 per week by carrier In all cities and towns; Prepayment In office 13 weeks—$20.80, 26 weeks—$41.80, 52 weeks—$53.20. $6,95 per month by motor route: 3 months—$20.85, 6 months—$41.70, 1 year—$83.40. By mail In Indiana where no carrier or motor route service maintained: 3 months-$29.25; 6 months-t51.75; 1 year-$90.00. By mall outside Indiana: 3 months—$32.25; 6 months—$57.25; 1 year—$105.50. All mail subscrlplions payable In advance. An adjustment will be made to the expiration date on a pro-rala basis for subscribers who transfer from carrier or motor route delivery to mail delivery. No mail subscriptions where carrier or motor service Is mainlained. On all subscriptions paid in advance publisher reserves the right to adjust the expiration dale on a pro-rata basis In the event any Increase Is made In the price ol the newspaper. Adjuslments shall bo made on Ihe effective dale ol any announced price Increase . J. M. Druck, Publisher Don Pollltt, Bus. Mar. Bob Noren, Adv't. Mgr. Daniel A. Blom, Editor Allen Wilson, Circulation Mpr. Reporter established Journal established "~ . Tribune established 1849 N " 5 Logansport Press established 1921 Published by Loaansport Newspapers. Inc., 517 East Broadway, Logansport, Indiana Second class postaQe paid at Logansport, Indiana, under the acl of March 3,1897. Second cla.,3 pos Jj^^ AUDlJ BUREAU OF CIRCULATION ALL DEPARTMENTS PHONE 219-722-5000 Markets Grain The midmorning cash prices, at Indiana Grain, Logansport; WheaUcash) no bid Wheat (July) 2.92'/j off '/z Corn (Mar.) 1,94'/2Up'/2 Corn (Apr.) 1,95 1 /2 up Vi Corn (Oct.-Nov) 2011 up 1 Beans (Mar.) 6.27 up 5W Beans (Apr.) 6.28 up 5% Beans (Sept.-Oct.) 6.40 up 6 PIK Certs Buying 102 percent Selling 104V? percent Cass County POP 1.70 off 2 Gold LONDON (AP) - The dollar fell In light trading in Europe today in the absence of any market-moving news. Gold prices rose. Foreign exchange dealers said they expected the trading session lo remain lackluster throughout much of the European day because of a lack of input from Tokyo, where markets are closed for a holiday. Traders said thai in absence of news, some dealers were iakin minor short-dollar positions — or agreeing to sell dollars they don't yet own — in expectations ol a further slide in the dollar in the short term. "We see the dollar coming down a bit, especially since it failed to take out 1.70 (West German marks) after the (U.S.) trade figures came out," said a senior dealer at a major U.S. bank in Frankfurt, The Commerce Department reported Thursday the U.S. merchandise trade deficit widened lo $.12.4 billion in January from $12.2 billion in December. The markets had been expecting a deficit of $12.8 billion. The dollar was quoted at 127.35 yen in London, compared with 126,35 yen in Tokyo on Friday, Other dollar rates at midmorning, compared with late Friday: •1.6898 West German marks, down from 1.6950 •1.3970 Swiss francs, down from 1.4010 •5.7440 French francs, down from 5.7480 •1.8983 Dutch guilders, down from 1.9010 •1,250.75 Italian lire, down from 1,252.50 •1.2470 Canadian dollars, down from 1.2495, In London, (he British pound was quoted at J1.8300, compared with $1,8235 late Friday Gold opened in London al a bid price of J445.80 dollars a troy ounce, compared with late Friday's $443.25. At midmorning today, the city's five major bullion dealers fixed a recommended price ol J446.50. In Zurich, the noon bid price was $446.35, up Irom $445 late Friday. Earlier, in Hong Kong, gold closed at $448.26 bid, up 36 cents fromSalurday. Silver was quoted in London today at a bid price of $6.37 a troy ounce, up from late Friday's $6,31. Stocks NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks fell in early active trading today, eroding gains of the previous week. The Dow Jones average of 30 industrial stocks fell 19.23 points to .2.068.14 as ol 10 a.m. EST. Among broader market barometers, the New York Stock Exchange composite index of all listed issues fell 1.16 to 151.49. The American Stock Exchange market value index tell 1.07 to 298.04. Losing issues outnumbered gainers by more than a 5-to-3 margin on the NYSE, with 558 down, 300 up and 386 unchanged. Volume totaled 21.48 million after the tlrst half hour.

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