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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 19

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, October 16, 1960
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16,1960. THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPORT, INDIANA PAGE NINETEEN This Changing World By WILL BALL; Pres. Cass Co.-Historical Society PART 627 The portrait of Mrs. Madeline Fitch Thomas that headed this , column last Sunday failed to display Mrs. Thomas' good looks, as - shown in the original photographs. . These were evidently taken at the pagne'on the bow of the new destroyer oh which she bestowed her great uncle's name. ' THERE WERE several members of the Fitch family, living in Logansport away back when. (There are still some, by the Tnese were eviaeimy i<m.eu m. u»= »• — - . • • time she christened the destroyer way). The most prominem by far, , — 1*1.. rz.-«ho'vw....i\Taii7aII H itnH named for her great-uncle, Commander Leroy Etch, of the United States Navy. The writer never knew Madeline Fitch as a girl in Logansport. We're told.she attended Washing, ton school, which means that she lived on .the West Side. We do remember her father, another LeRoy Fitch, nephew of the Commander, who was one of the handsomest men we ever knew; about " six feet tall, "erect, slender, square- shouldered. One would look'along time before finding his equal in appearance. HIS WIFE, THE' former Anna . Lesh, we never knew. -We did know several members of her family, who. were all good look; ing, so it's no wonder that Mrs. Thomas maintains the family " trait. She told us, in a letter, a month or two ago, that she was ' born in "Aunt MollieV house," which means that she was born before October, 1893, for that is the date the trustees of St. Josephs the organization that purchased and rehabilitated the home,:-and for a long time was the -Indiana vice-regent for the group. The anonymous neighbor who told the writer some of .the. facts concerning the family also-told us that it was.she, rather than her half-brother-in-law, the Commander,- who brought the weeping willow twig to Logansport .and planted it in the formal garden east of the house; the 'part in which there was located a sundial. IT IS A FACT, readily confirmed, that the body of Napoleon was buried under the shade of weeping willow trees on!the island of St. Helena, and that the body was removed to France in 1840, about 15 years, after his death. We haven't been able to confirm the statement that United States Naval vessels' accompanied the convoy which, escorted the body of the "Little Corporal" to France, although we remember having read something about such an event.' At a'ny rale, we do ( remember ana legislatures l»3b ana SB, ana the huge weeping willow that to the lower, house of Congress! stood near what is now the north- was Dr. Graham-Newell Fitch, who came here in 1834 from his native town of-LeEoy, in the extreme western part of New York state, 60 miles or so east of Buffalo. The doctor was'born in 1810, so was only 24 years old when he came hera We get that information from Helm's history of. Cass county, which we have found to be pretty reliable. Helm says his father's name was Frederick, that of his mother, Mary, but mentions no other members of his family. Helm also says he studied medicine in his fathers office, which was common practice then. Most doctors, got their ^education in another doctor's office. DR. GRAHAM FITCH, who built the handsome home at 711 East Market, was elected to'the Indi- 1836 and 38, and Shakespeare An»w«r to Previoui Puzzla ACKOM in 1847, later re-elected for other terms. Mrs. Fitch accompanied him to Washington, and became lllc Uarc U'c uwovvvj w*.w« ——— i t , , Hospita, took over Aunt Mollie's,Jtojdm *™^J house. Therefpre she wasn't far from 50 vears old when she went--to , Washington homestead, which at that time was rapidly falling into 50 vears old wnen sue wem.--"- "•— —••- ••-,,- ^ - ^ , Boston to break a' bottle of cham- rums. She became a member of Box Office Opens 5:15 PM. 80<-25e Mat. Sat. & LOGAN Now Playing thru Tuesday MMUHN HOMO* YVUMONMND east-corner, of- the Kroeger Mortuary yard, and that it had evidently been planted, before the iron fence was built, for the fence curved around the tree. We also recall that .the tree was blown down in a "storm, and that the fence broken by the fallen tree. was rebuilt without the curve, just as it- is today: We^ believe the rebuilding was done by George W. Seybold, who had bought .the 25e doctor's garden plot and erected Sun. Only I the frame house that is there to! day. GEORGE SEYBOLD was the founder of the Seybold Dry Goods Company; .the oldest of four brothers who operated the 'establishment for many years. Abner, Sylvester and' Oscar Seybold were the .other members of the firm. They sold to Olsen's several years ago. : •"• •'.' ' Commander •• LeRoy Fitch was born in 1835,; the year .after the family came 'from New York. 'A half-brother of the doctor, he.musl have been the son. of a second wife of Doctor Frederick. Fitch, Dr. Graham Fitch's father. A second son was born to the older couple in 1840; they called him Fred, after his father, ^s son became the father of more than one son, one of whoni was the LeRoy:-whom the writer knew, and who was the father of. Madeline Thomas, now living in Salt Lake City, ...... • PERSONNEL YOU ARE AIWAYS WELCOME . IVJLUUJIL V CltlUlij >. ViAi*-***wv.*i *"—• CLYDE. FITCH, now living on a Looansport womailt Mrs. BarRoyal: Center Rural Route 1, is| rietv . Fitch, wife o'f-HoosierCon- another-grandson of Fred.-Fitch,! oressman Graham Newell Fitch, as is Owen Rtch, living on the l^as a : member of the .group of West Side. Owen, has a son living | dedicated wom en-who bought the in Indianapolis,-.'also * grandson place somethin g ]& e a century AT. Show Stortt ot 7:TS SUNDAY . ; "The Geitha B«y" -/ •' ' (color) Jerry Lewis - Maria McDonald NOTICE! Tht'obove will b» our timing program, ond w» wish to take this opportunity to thonlc each and every on« for their fine patronaga this season. Bye now, iee you n«xt spring. '. 8 __ Mirian IZExlrt ISDry, -" ,14 Chase 15 Color IS" NJghff . Dream" 18 "Tempest", character 20 Animal 21Me««ures of land 22Sadcry 24 Tibetan, monk 26 Twirl '27 Era: 30 Girl's name 32 Vaulted. 34 Shiny fabric •35 Saltpeters 36 Before 37 Soaks flax" 39 Gaelic / 40Colt'rinother 41 Measure* ' . ottype 42 Artist's table- 45 Avoidance 49 Comes-before 51 Suffix • SZLetitstand 53Unaspirated 54 Insect egg 55 Gratuities 56 Shakespeare contributed to the fine 57 Distress _si£nal DOWN-' * 1- —Antony 2 Range 3 Madman 4 Young sheep 5 Operatic «olo 6 Take by force 7 Editors (»b.) 8 Acts 9 Mater 10 Eisenhower and other*. •11 Missile 17 African, river 27 Dislikes 19 Angry -• 28 Fish 23 Jungle beasts 29 Otherwise 24 majesty 25;Hebrew i month' 26 Sounder • mentally 41 Comforts; • 42 Direction 43 Opposed • During wintertime the .already large-scale duties of the Civil Engineers office at Bunker _Hill reaches monumental' proportions. »aUHCS lliunuiuciiiai f/iv^/vinvit^. — --.£,..— , -- ^ When .the words "snow on the|*ree of the^ boilers provide the runway" filler through the office required heat, T^* 0 ™*^ the reaction is akin to an "alert" «^ «P^ ^ ^ ^ MJW$PA?ER ENTEIWBISE ASSS. , Civil Engineers Alert To Keep Runways Open pounds $ steam per hour. NINE CIVILIANS an* two airmen work at the plant. It is so designed that,, during the -winter, 31 Shakespearean. 44 Pace character 46 Outlet 33 Ledger entries 47 Medley " 38 Sway \ 48 Seines , _, 40 Encounters BOWinglike part fective as the operation of an airplane. • The base snow removal crew is equipped with two 54,000 pound "Eollover 10" trucks, which operate at a speed of 45 miles per hour; two "Kollover 8" trucks, •with similar speed; and six huge rotary i blowing trucks, each of which is capable of removing six tons of snow in 15 minutes. MAJOR NORRIS GOODWIN, the officer in direct charge of the civil engineer office, said an airman must receive 50 hours of specialized training before he is certified to operate the big blowing .machine. -Major Goodwin commented: "If you think an airplane is complicated, just crawl into one of these machines. Even pilots wonder how we operate them." nursed was grown from a twig of J^-er snow or, th^nway the first one. THERE ARE several weeping willows 'growing in the East End, and every time the writer sees one he wonders if it might have grown from a twig off the tree in the Fitch yard at 711 'East Market. . When, and- if,- the reader visits Mount Vernon,- remember that in college. Each generation of the-family ago, and restored it to something like its original beauty, as the —- — •"• O IIKC .11^ U La 11411 til uviun»/j ; **o «• — has'had a representative in some {athgr of y,. countrv p i anne d and branch of the .armed services of |j, ildit • •- branch of the. armed services the country. At-present that representative is Naval Commander Harry Fitch,'now stationed at Key West, Florida.. Owen Fitch told the writer, that'he received a picture of'the Commander -and his three daughters last Christmas.' Dr. -Graham Fitch, .had 'two daughters, one of whom married an Evansvflle man, Charles ,Denby, who later became a'member of the diplomatic corps as ambassador to China. The other girl married Dr. Asa Coleman, who was .her-father's partner, "and •whose home was at'1012 East •Market; 'Two grandsons, and a granddaughter of Dr. Coleman £ve.in New/York City. .-'• ".. WE HAD A LETTER from the granddaughter recently, in which she says she doesn't recall the large weeping, willow; in fact, she said she is inclined to believe it was nothing more than a myth. She does recall a smaller one-at the west edge of the lawn; near the fence,' because, as a young girl she had to keep it watered. Our guess is that the one she "Die Saldf Looking For Retirement Site ACCRA, Ghana (AP) - Louis Satchmo Armstrong- is ' looking around this West African republic for : a retirement homesite. His wife,' Lucille, says the veteran trumpeter, now 60, has a strong urge to settle hereabouts. one' unit, operating at 45% of capacity, is in use. .This provides heat for the base hospital. • The long list of units heated by the plant include: 'flight lines, the industrial area, base exchange, theatre, service,club,^officers club, hospital, dormitories, and mess halls. Five, thousand peo'ple in all phases of base activity daily receive the benefit of the steam plant's heat. THE ENGINEER'S office, in addition,- is responsible for the upkeep and small construction problems of all, base real estate (which is extensive), all roads, airfield pavement, the military office buildings, water distribution system, and electrical system. It also supervises the storage and dispensing of fuel for airplanes, trucks, and official cars. The 'utilities in all 930 of the base housing units must be kept in top running order. This the civil engineers also see to. And, according lo Goodwin, it is this activity which makes the office more extensive than .a. ...... -------- wc city. utilities, chief. The latter JS| nomics inst ructor." crews scramble into the blowers and begin their removal task. The machines, which are'powered ay a 12 cylinder air .cooled aircraft engine, are kept on the job until the runway is cleared. In the .event of an all-night'. storm the work .is tremendous .and, for the airman-engineer, seemingly endless. As Major Goodwin explained, unless the , airstrip is cleared, the planes can't'land. THE COUNTY AND state roads which lead into the base must also be given consideration. The civil engineer'office has a. mutual . . agreement with state and local office, ne came to a halt indicat- renheit. .th a ^M stor per po Two Recipes For Ham Awarded To Jacqueline •BOWLING"GREEN;.Ky-. (AP)— That .tantalizing smell coming from Jacqueline Kennedy's latch- en soon will be ham, old ham from Kentucky; And it'll be cooked by one of two special recipes which Mayor R. D. Graham forwarded "to the Democratic presidential nominee's wife in Washington. r "Why two recipes? "So she'll have a choice. Just like in politics," the mayor explained with a grin. Graham presented the ham- weight unknown—to Sen". John F. Kennedy last Saturday after he made a campaign stop here. Kennedy, probing the mold with his fingers, decided "he would take everyone's word that this is good and eat it." He asked Graham to let "Jackie know how. we should handle this" and scribbled her address on a piece o£ paper. The mayor, not wishing to take chance, borrowed the recipes from the county agent's office, M which has a "good home eco- a pipe.le^k in a private home v THE CIVIL ENGINEERS building where Major Goodwin is lo- Both start out the.same way: Wash and scrape ham to remove mold. Place the ham, rind side lilt Wilt-Hi *I>.tlJUi. W\JM.-- "- -— — . . caled also' has a carpenter shop, j U P' l " m an electrical shop, and a plumb-j^a "™ ing shop. When the Major was recipe. No. 1: askedi "Cook' until or lard can In water. "Then, says tender or until en e aor was asiieuj — ' — ---- - -. , about the fire department, which j thermometer placed in center of also Ms within .the realm of his] ham registers 1 0 degrees Fab- 20-30 minutes county officials to assist -in the j ing that it was .worth a event of a severe disaster or Jin, itself snow. ' . Snow removal is just one aspect of the civil engineer operation, however. Major Goodwin's duties can be compared to a utilities superintendent of a city the size of Logansport. . Central Seating, for instance, is under his supervision. The -base heating plant contains four 1,200 horsepower boilers, each of which ' is capable of generating '45,000 Install Gum Wad Disposal Envelopes _ OSAKA, Japan (AP)—The consciences of chewing gum makers bothered them when discarded wads; marred the marble sidewalk in the new Shinsaibashi shopping center.- story per pound. Cool in the move the rind, sprinkle surface lightly with'white sugar, flour and cornmeal and. bake in a hot oven." Recipe No. 2 says the ham, after simmering,, should be cooked 'until the skin wrinkles and the bone/shows. Roll' off the skin or the ririd and" bake for-S'hours at 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Sprinkle with white sugar, cornmeal, powdered cloves and brown in a hot- NOW THRU WED. Plus Cartoon Make Us If our Headquarters For Drugs Sundries Cosmetics Notions Luncheons Short Orders Tobaccos ' Magazines Liquors Newspapers A Friendly Place To Meet 4AA V 4UU t. 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