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Wednesday Evening, June 17, 1959. Recall Heroines in Greensboro Sector. By HORTENSE MYERS INDIANAPOLIS (UPD-Greens- burg's 100th birthday observance, underway this week in the Decatur County seat, has revived memories of two heroines of a rugged yesteryear. One was Mrs. Elizabeth Finnern, who fought as a soldier at the side of her husband during the Civil War, and the other was Mrs.

Kate Hyland, who kept a train from toppling through a burned- out trestle. The story of Mrs. Finnern, as recounted fay the Greensburg Daily News, is a little-known bit of Civil War history. She disguised herself in a soldier's uniform and appeared at the side of her astounded spouse when she learned his' regiment was being hard- pushed in a battle not far from a hospital where she worked as a nurse. Her career as a musket-bearing soldier lasted 90 days.

After her masquerade was discovered by Gen. John Logan she stayed on as a field nurse. The story is that after her husband was wounded, she killed his assailant and went back to a hospital where she remained until the war ended. The Finnerns made their home in Greensburg following the Civil War and both are buried in that city. He died in 1905 and she in 1907.

The train heroine, Mrs. Hvland, was nominated for the first Carnegie Medal ever given in 1904. but she never received it. Carnegie officials felt her knowledge of train signals reduced the risk to her own life. The incident occurred, near Westport on the Southern Indiana Railroad, i which her husband was an engi- neer.

i She was aroused early one morning in 1904 bv her babe's cries, and saw the railroad trestle i on fire. She knew the flames would be hidden by a blind curve until too late for an ia train to be halted, so she ran up the track and the engineer with a lantern. The problems higher education will be reported unon at the biennial convention of the American Association of University Women by a Eunice C. Roberts, assistant dean of the faculties and director of women's educational programs at Indiana University. Mrs.

Roberts is chairman of the AAUW's committee on higher education and a member of the national board. She and several other Indiana women are to leave Thursday for the convention in Kansas City. Dr. 'Hallie Farmer, Anderson, first vice president of AAUW "Mickey Finns," was placed the FBI's list of "10 most wanted criminals today. O'Donnell persuades his victims to take "knock out" pills in the of weight reducing powders, then robs them, the FBI said.

He las victimized middle-aged women in nearly a score of cities from coast to coast. Several of them have been rendered seriously ill as a result of O'Dorinell's "vicious, sinister racket" and the drugs he uses are "potentially as deadly as a gun," the FBI said. O'Donnell, who is now 57, began rris criminal career in classic RETURN TO Chamorro, center foreground, former editor of Managua's "La Preusa" is shown with some of the Nicaraguaian rebels who refused lo surrender and went back into the hills. Chamorro vowed to fight io the death. (UPI Unifax.) and chairman of the association's committee on "program development and research, also heads another of the simultaneous discussions planned as the AAUW reviews and plans its activities.

After the Missouri meeting, Dean Roberts is to attend the International Association of University Women in Helsinki, Finland, Aug. 3-10. Education mixed with fun will be on the agenda of a week-long program at Indiana University attended by 900 high school girls, June 20-28. This is the annual Hoosier Girls State, sponsored by the Indiana American Legion Auxiliary, to give the girls practical knowledge of self-government. Mrs.

Fred L. Young, Crown Point, is director of the State, with Mrs. Herbert A. Smith, Brownsburg; Mrs. R.

T. Burton, Kokomo, and Mrs. Harry Erler, Gary, on her staff. Read the Want Ads Hoosier Awards GARY, Ind. Gary Chamber of Commerce made the first annual presentation of its new "Great Living Hoosier Awards" Tuesday night to two former Gary men and a former Indiana governor.

Governor Handley presented the awards to John Barr, former Gary attorney and now president of Montgomery Ward; Karl Maiden, stage, screen and radio actor who also is formerly of Gary, and former Gov. Henry F. Schricker. WEEK-END; SPECIALS! one-pound cartons Thursday-Friday-Saturday at your favorite food store! choice of Delicious Flavors Regular Chive Pineapple REGULAR Small Curd Country Style in the box with the yellow lid or regular large curd style with the blue lid. CHIVE Creamy cottage cheese flavored with chive look for it in the carton with the green lid.

PINEAPPLE The golden goodness of pineapple and tasty cottage cheese it's delicious. Look for the red lid. 2 Try Some this Week-End! one-pound cartons YOU SAVE 17c Man Who Dopes Overweight Women WASHINGTON (UPD- Walter Bernard O'Donrfell, a sinister rob- Logansport, Indiana, Pharos-Tribune He is of medium build, standing 5'S 1 to 5W tall, with his weight ranging between 139 to 170 pounds. His hair is -dark brown be'r who preys on overweight' but receding; his eyes are brown women by doping them wilh and his complexion medium. The extreme tip of his left index finger is missing.

He has moles on the right side of his nose and mouth; scars on forehead, his left thumb and index finger. Citizens Act SOUTH BEND, Ind. (UPD- Soutti Bend citizens took the law into their own hands twice this week. Alvin Kukla made a citizens arrest of a man allegedly trying to at steal a case of coffee from a trucking company early Tuesday. Less than 24 hours earlier, Deaths in the News United Press International NEW YORK-Dr.

John Andrews Fitch, a specialist in labor prob- eins and professor emeritus at Columbia University, died Monday of coronary thrombosis. Fitch, 78, resided at Rhinebeck, N.Y. NEW YORK-Robert W. Sherwin, son of the late Union Army Brig Gen. Thomas Sherwin, died Tuesday at the age of 81.

was ar rested and con-Marine Pfc. Roger Holderhead victed at New Orleans in 1922 for and Herman Stopper arrested a robbing a church poor box. yout allegedly stealing hubcaps. O'Donnell is a glib talker who speaks Spanish fluently. He often stays at small, inexpensive hotels.

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