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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 5

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, October 2, 1960
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SUNDAY. OCTOBER 2,19«. THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE "wid-LOGANSPORT- PRESS,' LOGANSPOKT," INDIANA PAGE FIVE This Changing World By WILL BALL, Pres. Cass Co. Historical Society . -. - , Interstate Oil/Gas Ruling Up To Court PART 625 The writer has in his posessiort, as a loan, a scrap-book with pages 11x14 inches, which'is probably the most highly cherished bit of property he ever held. .When he handed the book to Press photographer Bob McKee to have copies made of some of-the pictures . therein,, he remarked, "Handle with care!"_ This book is worth a million dollars!" The title-page of the scrap book is hand-lettered: "CHRISTENING of • U: S. S. FITCH BOSTON NA\ 7 Y YARD JUNE 14, 1941" „ This precious volume is the property of Mrs. Madeline Fitch Thomas, .of Salt Lake City, Utah Mrs. , Thomas,--', grand-niece o Commander" LeRoy Fitch, after whom U.S.S. Fitch was, named is a native.of '_ Logansport, born in " "Aunt Mollie's"-house, the 'former St. Joseph's'-' Hospital where Todie Fitch used to feec cookies to the paper-carriers when they collected for the papers they had delivered during the previous week, AUNT MOLLIE was Command•• er Fitch's widow: Todie was .his daughter. Aunt Mollie- was the daughter of Polly Stout .Smith, whose father, /Elihu Smith, founded the first newspaper north ol the Ohio river, in Vincennes, in 1804. Does that bit of information connect Logansport. with the .rest of the United States and its history? - . - . Commander LeRoy Fitch, for whom the destroyer was named, was born in Logansport, October 1, 1835, the son of Frederick Fitch.'He was the half-brother of ,Dr. Grah'am Newell Fitch, native of LeRoy.'-Genesee- county,' New York, who was born. there ; December 5, 1810. The commander was therefore; 25 .years younger than his. '--ifbrother,'the: doctor. The Fitch .amily came to Logansport July 4, 1834. ;. .:-.-• THERE WAS another Frederick Fitch;-•evidently; a full brother of the confmander, for he—was also a half-brother .of the. doctor. This writer has seldom, if ever, come across a family as badly "scrambled" as the Fitch brothers. Helm's History of Cass County gives the name -of the doctor's father and mother, but mentions no other member of the family. Officials biographies of the Commander, say he- was bom in Logansport; neighbors of the family, who remember them, say the Commander and the doctor were half-brothers. Fred Fitch, the younger, was an officer in the Union Army during the Civil War; his son, LeRoy, was a lieutenant in the 160th Indiana in the • Spanish- American War, and claimed to'be a nephew of the doctor.. they ca'me to Logansport in 183- b'utthe doctor,buili the fine brid house at 711 East -Market, nov occupied by the Kroeger Funera Home, about 184,0, • according t a member of the family. . v ' LeRoy was appointed to the United States, Naval Academy on his sixteenth birthday, Octob'e 1, 1851. His half-brother, the doc tor, ^25 years his senior, was a the time a member of Congress so it is easy to understand how the young man got his appoint ment. He was made a midship man, just as such appointees -are today. He first served aboard.the sloop St. Marys as, a part of the Pacific Squadron after graduation He was 'promoted to Master in 1859; to Lieutenant, aboard the steamer AVyandot, in. 1861. With the Mississippi Squadron, .engagec at Island No. 10, Fort Pillow capture- of Memphis,' Tennessee and destruction of rebel fleet Fort Donaldson, Cumberland River, February,:-1863. On the morning of July 19, 1863 Lt.' Commander Fitch, then in command of the.steamer Moose, intercepted the flying rebel guerilla, General John/Morgan, who had crossed : into Indiana from Kentucky a few days before,'frustrating him in his .endeavor to re-cross the Ohio at Buffington Island. THE ZEAL, energy and ability displayed by -Lt. Commander Fitch called forth complimentary letters from Generals Bumside and Cox, and also congratulations from Gideon Welles, Secretary of the ' Navy, in which he _ says: "Your pursuit of the flying guerilla Morgan, intercepting-him and Frustrating him in"-his attempts .q re - cross the'Ohio, capturing lis train, a portion 'of his guns and routing his .band, all 'of which' materially" 'crippled his strength and led to his final eap- ure, gives, evidence of your zeal and activity, 'and "reflects addi- ional credit on the service and yourself.",During 'the latter part, of ,the Civil War Fitch defended Johri- sonville, Tennessee -from the at-. tack of the rebel General Forrest, I jarticipated in ; the engagement before Nashville^ Tennessee during the operations of Hood, took part in numerous minor engagement with guerillas on the Mississippi, Cumberland and Tenessee rivers, was in several- land expeditions with the Army. Commissioned as Lieutenant Commander on September 21, 1862, assigned- to the Naval': Academy as Instructor, 1866, in- 1 command of the steamer. Marblehead, North Atlantic Squadron, 1867-68. HE WAS commissioned Commander in 1870. He died at the South Side home in January, 1875, aged 39. The cause 'of death wasn't given 'in .he rather lengthy obituary which appeared in the Logansport Star. He had evidently retired from> the PRESENT • DAY relatives, of Navy, : probably because of ill whom there are still several hereabout, aren't able' to help unscramble -the tangle. There are two men named Fred Fitch buried in Mount Hope Cemetery: one is. the doctor's father, the other his brother, or half-brother. We don't know where the:doctor and his family first settled when health, and had been at Mint Julep Spring, the South Side home of his fathers-law, Ben •Smith, for some time before his passing. His picture appeared at' the head of tfiis column a week or two r ago; a small.^bearded'man, not in uniform. THOSE READERS who' can re- "I guess-the dayVof" the' one-cent'lemonade stand ,-.•„"-. are gone forever!"''. --•-' - ' call the Spanish-American War will remember the man in command of Admiral Dewey's flagship, Captain" Gridley; the man to whom Dewey said at Manila: "You may fire \yhen'ready, Gridley." .Gridley- was a-' native of logansport, born ort the west side. Well, he wasn't the first Naval hero to come from the oanks of the Wabash. Lieutenant Commander -LeRoy Fitch - preceded him nearly a generation. WASHINGTON (UPI) - Interstate oil and natural gas companies have a big stake in- a case before the Supreme Court which Convenes Monday for its. fall-winter term. • The question to be decided is whether the Census Bureau can be forced to turn over to' the Federal Trade Commiss on and I the Department of -Justice confi- jdential reports on operations of interstate businesses. • _ •< Congress, in arming the bureau with authority to require filing of the reports, specified that its intent was x to bar use of the documents for purposes other than compiling business statistics. On this ground bureau lawyers held, over strong FTC - Justice Department opposition, that this banned them "for, purposes of taxation, investigation, or regulation." Part of the FTC's business-policing job is to. block monopilistic mergers and halt price discrimination and other dubious practices. Thus, it claims the legal A perfect signal for hanging up the phone is when the person on the other'end-says, "Guess who.'s. calling;" ' right to dig into the reports of companies, under antitrust investigation. On the same premise the Justice . Department's antitrust division contends some of the reports contain information not available elsewhere and hence are pertinent in gauging marketing competition and other aspects--of big" business for .use in possible antitrust actions. ' • If the Supreme' Court decides against the Census Bureau, which is backed firmly in its stand by President Eisenhower's B.u d g c t Bureau] confidential reports of every interstate corporation would be fair game for antitrust investigators. ,' The Federal Trade Commission sought access to the census records after losing a lower court anti-merger test, case a g a i n s t Beatrice Foods.".Chicago dairy! products company which in 1956, took over more than 100' other concerns. In this decision, which the FTC is now appealing to the Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of 'Appeals at Chicago refused to order Beatrice' to turn over copies of reports it filed with the Census Bureau in 1954. The tribunal held that, under the - census law the government had pledged that the reports" wpuld be kept secret. It said that in going to the Census Bureau the FTC was "trying to do indirectly what it could not do directly.", It added that "we cannot'bejieve Congress intended that, result."-: FTC and Justice Department lawyers challenged this, x Bur/fngf on Pupils On Field Jrip By DELORES HANNA BURLINGTON - The Junior Class has chosen blue and white as class colors and blue and \yhite carnations as flowers. The class note is "Life is a picture, paint it well." It has been a busy week for the Senior,Class. Individual pictures were taken and adds were sold for the 1961 annual. The class will present "The - Perfect Idiot," a comedy in three acts, on September 29 and 30. ' Mrs. Core St. Amand, Home EC teacher, Burlington, took 22 Sophomore and Junior girls on a field trip to.the Del Monte'Can- ning Factory at Frankfort Tuesday. This- was a very interesting and instructive tour showing the processing >of .tomato products such as sauce, catsup, and tomato juice. .Harold Morrison was driver of the bus. Three girls of the Burlington Tjp-Top 4-H Club presented their 1 demonstrations to- the Burlington Home EC. Club Tuesday p.m., Sept. 20th at the home,of Mrs.' Hoag. Manly Grain showed a new way to bake a cherry pie. Cathie Stephens in "Mr. Sode Solves Serious Cases" gave many uses of soda in all our living. Jane Ann Long in "H&S" "Painters for Your Kitchen- Korners" pointed out several health and safety pro- 'cedures to follow in -the kitchen. Food and Drink "Aniw«r to' Prtviou* Puzzl* ACROSS, tor 5 Vegetable* -, 9 Soft food 1 12 Heraldic bind 13 Region M Falsehood 15 Heavy precipitation. 17 Oriental plant 18 Bar legally . WJHotel 'attendant' 3Aie* 3landed 4 Sintfntf- voiM 5 Lump of butter 6 Eats away , 7 AJi (prefix) 8 South Pacific island* 9 Fell straight - down 10 Opera by Verdi lIMexioui worker EJMt-31 4bdok(Uf-J Jit* uur.in MSSU HF-iiitJ MMEJ l-Wkl nsir=l I-KJU i-HdM UrjiVJ noiiM UMU BMiata IAHMlEli_l&H7l ZSot.yigun. 24 Correlative of 20 Seventy " -"neither '27 Plateau 29 Obtains ' 32 Egg dish :34One o£ the Fatet 3! Contrive 37 Soup container .1 38 Ireland. 39 Chamber 41 — — Moines, Iowa 42— — the 'table 44 Drink 46 Dried grapes 49 - Devlin India 53 Part 54 Malt beverage container 5! Number 57 Gaelic 58 Level 59Worm 60 Flag maker 61 Network- DOWN 1. What Oliver asked lor 22 Rostra in 24 Lump ' 25 Hebrew measure 26 Alterations , 28 Thespian 30 Biblical" pronoun. 31 Male children 33 Hules , ' 35 Light measures 40 Interest unduly 43 Roman river 45 Table beverage 46 Grade•-, 47Yearsoflivef 48 Roman- emperor,. 50 Glacial ice 51 Food regime 52 British princess 95 Legal matter* NEWSPAPER ENTEWRHE J.II1T. 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