Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on October 16, 1960 · Page 30
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 30

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 It, 1MI. Historian Will Ball Reaches 83 Tuesday MR. BALL Will Ball, president of the Cass County Historical Society, and 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. Yet these years are the most rewarding in the satisfaction I get from what I am doing." Thp genial, scholarly gentleman, who lives at 1219 High street, has lived in Cass county since 1888. He quit, school in December, 1890, practically 70 years ago, when he was 13 years old, and. went to work at the printers trade, being employed by "Wilson-Humphreys and company, on the southeast corner of Fourth and North. He left there in May, 1892, going to Longwell and Cummings at 431 Market where he remained for 18 years. A native of Belleflower, 111., he was the son of Robert Morris Ball and Anna Elizabeth Brown Ball. His mother was a native o£ Carroll county. He is the last survivor of the couple's four children. Named James William'Ball, he was never called by his first name. On July 29, 1888, his mother and ' the children came to this city and Will went to the Clinton township home, of an uncle, Edgar 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 thai company. He said, "We started to build a parcel post scale but it didn't pan put." The company then took -.over/the manufacture ol air operated .labor saving •equipment which was continued. In 1918 America was at war and Ball was overseas with the AEF in YMGA work. •..-•• When he returned to this city he was working in the automotive electrical repair, business. He said: "At the suggestion of 1, R. Redinger I developed the reverse current relay (or generator cutout)." The initials RBM of the local industrial plant originally stood for Redinger, Ball and Morris. ' ' ' •• • Leaving there in 1924, Ball worked as a machinist. several years and then was given charge of the' Polaris Refrigerator company at the time, he said, it was "on the verge:; of bankruptcy." The Sykes company moved here to take it over and he continued landling 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 lo look after the affairs of the bankrupt company. He went back to the Logansport Machine Company as machinist and stayed there until'. November 1938. . ' ,'-••• .' . ' In Alpha At Start He was one of four ; ,men to organize Alpha Industries, the others being Ed Becker; Will Hughes and Charles Templin. .':'.-. -.. When. World War .2 started he went, to Curtiss-Wright; : Corp., Indianapolis, and was ; there ] four years. -He was supervisor of gauge engineering when the .company closed .the plant at the end pf the war. His wife died in i'944:. He retired in 1947, hpt to rest, though, for the Cass County Historical Sociely named,him president. The Society then, was .in a moribund state, but he developed interest and enthusiasm in it to the extent that the Society now has its mus«um, debt-free, at Eleventh and Broadway. It ranks among the finest:,for a city of this size in the country.' Untiring research, . long chats with the older set and his own memory have formed the background for the column, This 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 Uni versity, and 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 I 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 I 83, one of the busiest an'd happiest men in the city. Tipton School Groups Name N ew Officers The senior ...class of .Tiplon township, has worked hard on iheir magazine sales which is now completed. High salesman was Bonita Kelvie , who won a :ransistor radio land. Bonnie Frantz was second, who'also won a radio. The class will enjoy a supper in November as a reward 'or having met their quota. The senior qlass play, "The Other You," will be held October 21 and 22 in the High School Auditorium. The director for the )lay is Mr. Aja Hollon.^The cast .s as follows: Judy Carney, Sarah Erbaugh, Bonnie' F-rantz, Ginny Sturm, Vada.Hall, Bonita Helvie", Sue Keplar, Susan Townsley, Jeff 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 Representative's — Cinny 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 clas.s. Ford; . are: .. President,. Vice President, Phyllis Dennis Lake; Secretary, Sharon Balsbaugh; 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 Jones; Secretary, Vickie Ross; Treasurer, Carol Powell; Reporter, . Judy Hammond; Student Council, Tim Butz and Jill Bowman.. . The officers' for the Eighth Grade are: President; Kim Frey; Vice President, Bill Winters; Secretary, Linda 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 T-i' !:J . "'* j' __••_. c"_ Treasurer, Don Williamson; Reporter, Jeff trey; Sentinel, Bill Burl ,••:.. -•-, • • . _. 'The Literary Qub is busy working with many duties of the . li- Drary and the-officers are: President, Bonnie Frantz; Vice President, Judy Thompson; Secretary, and Treasurer, parlene Rogers; Reoorter, Marsha Minglin. The .officers for the National Hcnor Society are: President, Tim Carey; Vice President, Becki 3usch; Secretary, Bonita Helvie; Treasurer, Hpby Lowry; Reporter, Mark Preiser. The Girls Social Ctub has organized with the following officers :>eing elected: President, Rosie Seutebuch; Vice President, Joyce Seed; Secretary, Cindy Busch; Treasurer, Bonita Helvie. The Girls Athletic Association lias held several meetings. A picnic was held October 12 after enjoying a soft ball game. Plans are made to bowl each Wednesday at the Hilcrest Bowling Al- .eys. . Officers are: President, Peggy Hedrick; Vice Prosident, Judy'Hammond; Secretary, Shar- [yn Martin; Treasurer, Anita Rush; Reporter, Kathy Leffert. Officers'for the Spanish Club are: President, Kip Layman; Vice President, John Tritt; Secretary, Mark Preiser; Treasurer, Cindy Busch; Reporter, Nikki Frey. Following are the officers .for the Dramatic Club: President, 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 officers. 1 The Band officers are: President, Tony Hinfcle; Vice President, Stanley Frantz; Secretary, Rosie Reutebuch; Treasurer, Kip Layman. Joyce Reed, Reporter. Col O'Brien Joined SAC In Mid-40s COL. FRANK L. O'BRIEN, JR. Colonel Frank L. O'Brien, Jr., 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. The Strategic Air Command (STC) at Bunker Hill was just a year and a half old in July of 1959. 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 War II. A native of Sugar Grove, HI., Col. O'Brien; entered military service as a Flying Cadet in November .of 1939. Upon completion of flight training the following year he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Army Air Corps Reserve and called to active duty. He ' received Regular Commissioned status in October of 1942. In the next 21 months he pro gressed in 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. and was Deputy Commander ol Andrews Air Force base, Md. In September, 1947, Col. O'Brien 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 325(h Fighter Wing, he was instrumental in the reactivation of Larson AFB, Washington. This was in December, 1948. During July, 1949, the Colonel was assigned to xhe - 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 appointed Wing Commander in February, 1953. He'Vacated this command to attend Naval War College at Newport, Rhode Island. Attending the 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 MacDiU'AFB, Fla., in July, 1957. After attending the SAC's indoctrination course for Colonels, he assumed the position of Director 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, Col O'Brien and his wife live on the base with their two sons, Michael Dennis, age 14, and Frank L., Ill, age 10. New Books At , Local Library O'Mera, The Savage Country. Whitehouse, The Years of tht Wir Birds. Cohen, The Birth of a New Physics. Winchell, Guide to Referenct Books. Costain, The Chord of Steel. Whitehead, Science and Philosophy. Who Was Who in America, 19511960. Colby, Strangely Enough. Rosenberg, The Road to Confidence. Waters, The Earp Brothers of Tombstone. Davis, Point Four Assignment. Archer, Molybdenum — steels, Irons, Alloys.' Thompson, An Adventure in Love. Leffler, How to Become a Successful Manufacturers' Representative. Gridley, 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 Art Collection, American Folk Art. District Librarians Meet Here Tuesday Some 20 librarians from the northern part of the state will meet at the Logansport public library at 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. Lunch will be served at the, Ben Hur motel at 2:30 followed by a "postmortem" meeting at the library in the afternoon. The feig Difference In Stores Todoy Is The Way People Are Treated Personalized... 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Following is the .clubs, news: The'Future Teachers of Amer- America held their initiation for with officers as follows: President, ; Larry Watterson; ; Vice President, Kip Layman; Secretary, ,Rosje Reutebuch; Treasurer, Marsha Minglin; Reporter, Stanley Frantz: The Future Komemakers of America hel dtheir initiation for four new members Friday October 7. The officers are: President, Mary Barnard; Vice .President, Joyce Harvey; Secretary, Jean Brown; Treasurer, Sandra Guy; Reporter, .'Kathy Llfiyd; Public Relations, Phoena Eaglin; Song Leader, Nikki Frey; Historian, Diana Douglas; Parliamentarian, .Sandra Clem; FHA Mother, Mrs:- Ina Barnard.' • Officers of the Future Farmers of America^ are: President, Erie Lockhart; .Vice President, Tim Carey; Secretary, Harold Guy; 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, d.uring "Operation .Hospitality!" 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