Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on October 16, 1960 · Page 2
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Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, October 16, 1960
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PAGE TWO THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPORT, INDIANA SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, Historian Will Ball Reaches 83 Tuesday Tipton School Groups Name New Officers The senior class of Tipton township, has worked hard on ..» .,_. B - } their magazine sales 'which is electrical repair business. He j now completed. High salesman said "At the suggestion of I. R j^was Bonita Hclvie who won a Redinger I developed the reverse | transistor radio and Bonnie current relay (or generator cut-l JYantz was second, who also won " ~ ' ~~" a radio. The class will enjoy a AEF in YMCA work. When he returned to this city he was working in the automotive out) " The initials RBM of the local industrial plant originally am. BALL '•Will : Ball,-president of the Cass County Historical Society, and 1938. Sunday Pharos-Tribune and Press columnist, will be 83 years old Tuesday, October 18. "I retired in 1947," he said, "and have never been' so busy as I have in the past 13' years, j Yet these -years are the most re- Treasurer, Don'Williamson; Reporter, Jeff Frey; Sentinel, Bill B , urk - ^ i , ' "The Literary Club is,busy working with many duties of the library and the officers are: President, 'Bonnie Frantz, Vice President, Judy Thompson; Secretary and Treasurer, Darlene Rogers, Reporter, Marsha 'Mmglin. The officers for the National Honor 'Society are President, Tim Carey; Vice President, Becki Busch; Secietary, Bonita Helvie, Treasurer, Hoby Lowry, Report- Col O'Brien Jointed SACInMid-Ws upper in u. D __, Bonnie Frantz, Cmny Sturm, Vada Hall, Bonita Helvie, Murm, vaaa nan, aomta neivie, „ ,-,. Sue Keplar, Susan Townslev Jeff enjoying a soft ball game i H In Alpha At Start warding in the satisfaction I get from what I - am doing." The "genial, scholarly gentleman, who-, lives at 1219 .High street,': has lived in Cass county since .1888. He quit school in December, >1S90, practically 70 years ago, when' he was 13 years He was one of-'fouf.rmen.to organize Alpha Industries-'-the others being Ed Becker, Will Hughes .arid Charles Templin', •• •„• • When. World War. 2,,started he went to Curtiss-Wright.Corp.v Indianapolis, and, was: ; .there- four years. He was supervisor,of-gauge engineering when the; -.company closed the plant at the end of the war. His wife died in. -1944. He letired in 1947, not,to rest, though,' for .the Cass County Historical Society named him,.president. The Society then was in a ij j * < n-i- of ihf ae m. lne society men was m a old, and went to work t' Jhe ^ he developed TM-infaT-c rranp hpintr PTTIraOVeQ _ .... s^ss-ssija-^fai'L; has its museum, debt-free, at Eleventh and Broadway. It ranks -among the finest for a city of this size in the country. of Fourth and North. He left there in Hay,.lS92, going to Longwell and Cummings at 431 Market where he remained for'IS years. A native of Belleflower, HI., he was the son of Robert Morris Ball and Anna Elizabeth Brown BalL His mother was a native of Carroll county. He is the last survivor "of the couple's four children. Named James William TJall,- he was never called by his first . name; On July 29, 18S8, his mother and the children came to this city and Will went 'to the Clinton township home of an uncle, :-Ed ; gar Patterson where he- lived until October, 1889. .Went On Road . After he left the printing business he became a traveling salesman, selling and installing automatic weighing machines for the Streeter-Amet Weighing and Recording company of Chicago. He worked for the firm five years, traveling in 36 states, before he was released when the concern changed management. In 1916 he helped to organize the Logansport Machine Company and was first secretary of that company. He s,aid, "We started . to build a parcel post scale but it didn't pan out." The company then took .over the manufacture of air operated labor saying equipment which was continued. stood for Redinger, Ball and Morris. there in 1924, JBall ^^ M ^ t *.,«, ..... *,*. ,. MU *,^ OUIM.-U as a machinist several tober 21 and 22 in the High School ^ years and then was given charge i Auditorium.' The director for the | of the Polans Refrigerator com-1 play is Mr Aja Hollon The cast 1 pany at the time, he said, it was | is as follows. Judy Carney, Sarah "on the verge--of bankruptcy." "•-'--— L " *"-—'- "—~ The Sykes company moved here to take it over and he continued handling, affairs of the defunct Polaris company. The .Sykes company entered bankruptcy-proceedings shortly thereafter The City National Bank was appointed receiver and Ball was. employed to look after the affairs of the bankrupt company. • ' . 'He went back to. the Logansport Machine'-Company' as-machinist and stayed there-until. November ^-rd «>** The Social Club has or- the following officers The: Girls B u Association has held several meetings. A picnic was held October 12 after Frey, Larry Watterson, Terry Hedrick and Paul Price; The officers for the coming year .are: President ' Susan- Townsley; Vice President, .. Tim . Carey; Secretary,, Judy Carney; .Treasurer, 'Bonita Helvie; Reporter, George Barnard; Student Council Representatives.— Cinhy Sturm and'Bonnie Frantz. '''..".. The Junior Class has "chosen for a project, the :sale'of .book covers. A party is to be planned in the near future..' ' ; • The Officers are: President, Stanley Frantz;. .Vice President, Kip Layman; Secretary, Rosie Reutebuch;-.Treasurer, Marsha Minglin; Reporter, Hoby -Lowry; Student Council, Cindy 'Busch, Tony Hinkle. • The officers for the, sophomore class Ford; are: President, Vice President, Phyllis Dennis Lake; Secretary, Sharon. Bals baugh; Treasurer, Becki Hedrick; Reporter, Janice Hinkle; Student Council, Bill King and.,Mike Dutchess. The Freshman Class met..and made plans' for the year also. The officers are: President, Mike Ward; Vice President, Jeff I Jones; Secretary, Vickie Ross; are made to bowl each Wednesday at the Merest Bowling Alleys 'Officers aie- President, Peggy Hednck; Vice Prandent, Judy Ha'mmond; Secretary, Shai- lyn Martin; Treasurer, Anita Rush; Reporter, Kathy Leffert Officers" for' the Spanish : :Club are: President, Kip , Layman , Vice .. President; ' John' '• 'Trill; Secretary, Mark. Preiser; 'Treasurer,' Cindy Busch; Reporter Nikki Frey. - • - .Following are 'the officers for the- Dramatic ; Club:. Presider t, Becki ; Busch; -Vice President, Stanley Frantz; Secretary, Nikki Frey; Treasurer, Sharon Schwalm; - Reporter, Janice Hinkle; -' The T Club, a new organization this 'year, '^has as its .officers: President, Jeff Frey; 'Vice- President, Harold Guy; Secretray, Stanley Frantz; ' Treasurer, Stanley " Frantz; Reporter, Tony Hinkle. '; • .' The Science Club' and the Bible Club have not yet elected offi- :ers. - -• ' • . The .Band officers are: President, Tony Hinkle; Vice President. Stanley Frantz; Secretary, Rosie Reutetuch; Treasurer, Kip The officers;.for the Eighth Grade ' are: President, Kim Frey; Vice President,. Bill Winters; Secretary, Tlinda Nicholas; .-Theas- urer, J.'P. Williamson; Reporter, Cindy Deniston; Student Council, Charles Loucks and Donita Balsbaugh. "" . •', - The Seventh--Grade .this., year consists of 70 'students who- are planning a picnic in the_near fu ture. Officers ' -are: Mary Price; Vice President, President, us size in uie uuuuuv. • _ ;- _ „ .„ , Untiring research, long chats Treasurer, Carol Powell; Report- with the older set and his own %. Judy Hammond; Student memory have formed flyback- Council, TmvButz and Jill Bow- ground for the -column, This man Changing World, which made its first appearance in the'Logansport Press on Oct.'17,1948.- : ' Visited Most of State An' enthusiast for Hoosier-land, Ball has visited 90'counties of the state.-He never missed .any of the meetings conducted by Dr. Ross Lockridge of Indiana University, arid the travel tours he took on those occasions have been sources of his special gratification to him. In taking the trips he used his color 'camera, to capture some scenes and the 'University borrowed the slides -in order to make available to many approximately 278 pictures which Will Ball had taken. So then the boy who quit school at 13 never stopped learning and now as he approaches his 83rd year he has been an unofficial teacher of ;history in the, state, city and county. His reading and traveling have resulted in; his being considered an authority on history. His .interest and • enthusiasm in current events equals his attention to past Events-.. - ; Congratulations to Will Ball, at Personalized... BUILDINGS FORYOUR FARMSTEAD Reveal Fiscal Year , Spending In England LONDON (AP)-U. S forces in Britain spent mo.e than S206 million in the fiscal year ended Jane 30 This is shown in a report pre-j-..,,... , . pared by the 3rd Air Force on all Mother, -Mrs, Ina Barnard, governmental expenditures and , Officers of the Future Farmers- personal outlay by officers, men- of America are: President, Erie Expertly designed Buildings Personalized^for Your.Farm- stead are available at your Farm Bureau Co-op. Describe the building you need. Your Co-op will provide the plans, materials, and a building crew (if one is wanted) to do the complete job. FARM BUREAU CO-OP 108 E. Ottawa Dial 3141 I • I would tjke information about- i a building for: l_J I Andrews Air Force base, Md. In September, 1947, Col, O'Brjen attended Air Command and Staff school at Maxwell AFB, Ala Afterward, in June of 1948, he was assigned as Commander of the 325th Supply and Maintenance Group at Hamilton AFB, Calif. In this capacity, and since this organization was a unit of the 325th Fighter Wing, he was instrumental in the reactivation of New B3oks t At , Local Library O'Mera, The Savage Country. Whitehouse, The Years of the War Birds. Cohen, The Birth o£ a New Physics. Winchell, Guide to Reference Books. Costain, The Chord' of Steel. Whjtehead, Science and Philosophy. Who Was Who in America, 19511960. Colby, Strangely Enough. Rosenberg, The Road to Confidence. Layman. Joyce Reed, Reporter. COL.,FRANK L 1 . O'BRIEN, JR Colonel Frank L. O'Brjen,' Jr.;! service as a Flying Cadet in Irons,' Alloys. Thompson, An Adventure in Love. Leffler, How to'Become" a Successful Manufacturers' Representative. Gndley, Indians of Today. Thonssen, Representative American Speeches: 1959-1960. -.. Hooper, Fireside Ideals. : Who's Who in the Midwest. ' American Rose Annual 1960. 'Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk 1 Art Collection,-' American Folk Art. '"•"•-,•'" assumed command of' the 305th Bombardment Wing on'Feb.. 24, 1958, /and completed the wing's move to Bunker Hill from Florida in July of 1959". , November of 1939. Upon comple assumed the position of Director tion of flight training the follow- . - . . --.. - - ing • year he was commissioned a -Second Lieutenant in the Army rt ueCUIlu jjieuLcimm, i^ n'c is-i-niji JAir Corps/Reserve and called The,'. Strategic Air Command j to active duty. _•- ,(STC) at Bunker Hill.was .just a\ He. received Regular Commis- year and a half old in Julyrof 1959. t s i one d status in October of 1942. Col. O'Brien, however,; is not a SAC 'newcomer. He first .linked up with the command 'in the mid 40's, just prior'to the end of World xWar U. ,-"'-. A native of Sugar Grove, 111., Col. O'Brien entered military In the next 21 months he pro' grossed iri ; grade and was pro- moted'to 'Lieutenant Colonel in July, 1944. .During this period he held various positions in Alaska, Chatham-Air Force base, Ga., of Materiel of .the .305th Bomb Wing. The Colonel is a rated command pilot with over. 4,000 flying hours. His awards include the Distinguished Flying Cross and the' Commendation -Ribbon. Married to the former Ann Erickson of Fairbanks, Alaska, Waters, The Earp Brothers of strumenm in Uie reactivation or Tomljstone Larson AFB. Washington. This! ^^ ^ Four A ment was in December, 1948 _ ^^ Molybdenum _ • During July, >1949, the Colonel was assigned to the 93rd Bomb Wing (SAC) at Castle AFB, Calif, where he^ served as Commander of the 93rd Supply, and Maintenance group In July, 1951, he became director of Materiel of the 93rd Bomb \Wing, and made ap- 'pointed Wing Commander in Feb- jruary, 1953. He vacated this command to attend 1 Naval.War College at Newport, Rhode Island. Attending th'e.U. of Illinois from 1935 to 1939, he. majored in Civil and Mechanical .engineering. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the U. of Maryland in 1956, Col. O'Brien _was 'assigned.to MacDill AFB, i'ia., in July, 1957. After attending the SAC's indoctrination course for Colonels, he District Librarians Meet Here Tuesday Some.. 20 librarians from the , northern -part- of-the state .will meet at the Logansport public -. library ^t 9:30 a.m.'Tuesday .at : the regular bimonthly -session of* the Northern Indiana Library Administrators, ' :'; ,•" " '• -'-,'". Coffee and tea will'be served followed •. by a roundtable discussion of library problems,' according 'to-Mary'A.-Holmes, librarian, and meeting -hostess. l/UdUKIill rm ± uii.^ ««M~, ., • .- " and was Deputy. Commander of Frank L., HJ, age 10. Col. O'Brien and his wife live on| Lunch will be served at the the base with- their two -sons,|Ben Hur motel^at 2:30 followed Michael Dennis, age 14,- and by a "postmortem" meeting : at the library in- the afternoon. The Big Differencejn Stores Today Is The Way People Are Treated David; Anderson; Secretary, 1 Toni Logan; Treasurer, Kathy Busch; Reporter, Walter Minglin; Student Council, Bob Pear, Brenda Metcalf. The student body met and chose cheer 'leaders for the coming year. They , are: ' Becki Busch, Cindy Busch, Rosie Reutebuch and Sharlyn Margin. Following is the .clubs news: The Future ^Teachers bf'Amer-'" America held' their initiation for. p with officers as follows: President, :Larry Watterson; 'Vice President, Kip 'Layman; Secretary, Rosie Reutebuch; Treasurer, Marsha . Minglin;. Reporter, Stanley Frantz. ' The Future . Homemakers of America hel dth'eir .initiation for four new members Friday October 7. The officers are: President, Mary Barnard; Vice President, Joyce Harvey; Secretary, Jean Erown;, Treasurer, "Sandra Guy; Reporter, Kalhy Lloyd; Public Relations, Phoena Eaglin; Song Leader, Nikki Frey; Historian, Diana Douglas; Parliamentarian, Sandra .Clem; FHA Closed Mondays OPERATION HOSPITALITY The Golden Rule takes pride in joining with; all Logansport-in welcoming officers and-men of the Bunker Hill Air Base and their families at all times/but particularly during "Operation Hospitality!" .'• ' . • and families of the'Army, Navy and Air Force. 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