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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23.1960. THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPOR1 PRESS, LOGANSPORT, INDIANA PAGE FIVE This Changing World By WILL BALL, Pros. Cass Co.'"-Historical,:Society ' PART 62S The writer has been undergoing a new experience, new, and pretty much of a surprise. A year or so ago Robert Mc ; Kee, the Press photographer, said- to the writer, "Bill, let me take your picture. We don't-have one of you." So he took one, which didn't suit him, and a few days later 'took another one. We supposed it' might possibly be used t'o accompany an .obituary after our column-writing, days were over. We never expected to see it in print: thought it might be used after we had quit looking at anvthing. Then one evening last week Mary 'Derby, of the Press staff, called us to say she understood we had a birthday coming up, and asked us a -lot of questions, which we tried to answer satisfactorily. NATURALLY, WE expected to see some mention of the matter in the paper, but we certainly didn't expect such a spread as they gave us. Neither did we expect the Rotary Club to : pay any attention to the occasion, but they did, in a big way, at their Monday luncheon meeting. . We were also greatly surprised Monday evening to have a friend call us to say that Radio Station WSAL had devoted a musical program to the occasion. We seldom turn on the radio, except to get a time signal, usually at noon 'or 6 p.m., so we missed. it, which. building at 613 East Broadway, where a part of the City parking lot is now. The firm name is dim- we regret. But we did tune in for|ly visible in the original photo- the next day's program, which was .eulogistic; unnecessarily so, but appreciated, nonetheless. WE TAKE THIS 'means' of ;thanking the Press staff, the Rotary Club, Mrs, Kantze'r of WSAL, and the many friends who offered congratulations, both by telephone and a generous handful of cards, and those who sent more substantial offerings, such as.cakes, pies, -cookies, fruits, jellies, • etc. Our friends have been mighty nice to us; we sincerely hope we can reciprocate adaq'uately. Their kindness increases our responsibility to the. community. THE PICTURE accompanying this week's story is that of one graph, but it may not~be possible to see it in the coarse-screen reproduction in the paper. THIS PICTURE WAS brought in by Mrs. Helen Carr. It is her brother, Harold JHigbee, sitting in the front, nearest the camera. The other man in front, the driver, probably almost invisible in the newspaper reproduction, is Jacob Westewcller, for many years a member of the Logansport Fire Department, later employed by Kroeger & Strain, principally, we imagine, as driver for this' new vehicle. Saving be,en•' accustomed to driving .galloping ' horse's hitched to a fire-wagon, Messrs. K. & S. probably thought he would do well of the first ambulances to be own-| slerin & a team as -fast attached ed by a Logansport concern. Then, when to an ambulance. (He did.) as now, the undertakers, or funeral directors, or morticians, as some of them call themselves nowadays, were the owners of those, very useful vehicles, as is the case in small towns generally, we believe. In larger cities we understand the hospitals maintain the ambulances. The one shown in the picture was the property of Kroeger & Strain, who at that time occupied a three-story brick and stone Kids In UNICEF Drive Next Friday 1OTH ANNIVERSARY TRICK OR TREAT FOP i960 A R-EALLY •HALLOW-E-EN--FOR T-fl-E WORLD'S G-H1LDR-EN For the tenth year, children will call on local residents in a "trick or treat" mission, with proceeds going to UNICEF. Their visit will be between 4 and S p. m. Friday, Oct. 28. and they will have special identification. The spread "of disease among children in 74 countries is currently being checked with the use of funds obtained in this manner, according to the sponsors. Council of Church Women. Last year, according to Mrs. Bruce Buchanan, chairman of the UNICEF, children working here and the committe, collected 628.25. The committee is that of Christian World Belations of the Logansport Council of United Women. It is hoped this year's total will exceed the figure reached last vear. Some of the uses of the UNICEF dollar were listed by Mrs. 'Buchanan. She said: $1 provides 500 large glasses of milk; or buys enough BGG vaccine to protect 100 children from tuberculosis; or buys enough antibotics to cure three children of trachoma. Members of the Christian World Relations committee of the Council include: Mrs. Buchanan, chairman; Mrs. John Julian, World Community Day chairman: Mrs. Marvin Du Buse, -Mrs. Blanche Guard, Mrs. Arthur Bowman, Mrs. Leon Blume, Mrs. .1. F. Williams,'Mrs. E. 0. Nagle, Mrs. Herbert Plummer, Mrs. Edna Sims, Mrs. Donovan Spangler, Mrs. Lonnie Reed, Mrs. Pauline Allen, Mrs. C. S. Fife, Mrs. Edna Parker, Mrs. Bernard Lowes, Mrs. Edwin Brubaker and Mrs. Robert Kirkwood. CHRISTMAS CARDS Your family, and friends will know you "cared-enough to send the very best" when you'choose your Hallmark personalized Christmas cards from our complete collection. - 50 Beautiful Books To Choose From' You'll find the most • beautiful cards in the world in these albums 25 for $1.95 AND UP ALSO BEAUTIFUL BOXED ASSORTMENTS ' NOW ON SALE Timberlake's Gift Shop "Your Christmas Card Headquarters" The a l.'e r t looking individual standing at the side of the ambulance, with one foot on the., step, is Charles D. Chase, who later went into the undertaking busi- ness'for himself. Merrill Miller is his successor. NOTICE THAT THE driver sits on the right side of the s'ea.t, whereas automobile drivers 'sit on the left. The change was made about 1896 or 1907, after one of the early auto makers figured that there would be less risk if the driver sat where he could see ondoming cars more closely and note the clearance between the cars' as they passed each other. The.writer remembers when the change was made. In fact, it was two manufacturers who agreed on the change, and both adopted it at the same .time. Both' have been out of business for years: This picture was made about 1905, north of the drive in Riverside Park. Eel river shpws beyond the ambulance. We believe that K r o e g e r & Strain were the first of the three local undertakers to purchase an ambulance, although the other two, Woll & Tucker and Killian fc.Cash, later Killian & McCloskey, were not far behind. Nobody now living'recalls the facts. OUR REASON FOR thinking this to be the first one to reach town was that the fire-fighters stationed at the Hook & Ladder house, 601 Broadway, close to the Kroeger & Strain establishment, poked a lot of fun,at Wes'teweller when he,left the Department to drive the new .acquisition^ Kroeger & Strain purchased a handsome team of dapple gray horses, which, with Jake Westeweller at the reins,, could do as well as any team on the Fire Department. The writer had occasion-io call the'ambulance once. An apprentice at Longwell & Cummings suffered a broken leg, and the office called Kroeger & Strain to get him to his home. The ambulance j ' and its crew responded in double- quick time. Later, Mr. Strain, in answer: to a question, told the writer that the 'outfit, horses and vehicle, -were housed in the barn, at the rear of their establishment; at the level of the stone .wall at the north edge of the' city parking lot; that the horses were in their stalls; that the harness hung on pegs in 'the customary manner; that the horses were harnessed, hitched .to the ambulance and driven down_ the alley that still' leads past the Gossard factory on Sixth street. From the speed with they responded to the call we thought they musi-Tiave had an arrangement such as.the FireJDepartment used, in which the harness was suspended. ready for the team to walk under it, and .when it was loweredjnto 1 place, the outfit was ready'to travel. Plan Motk Vote At St. Bridget's Students -in the seventh and eighth grades at St. Bridget's school will hold-a mock vote on election- day,. Nov. 8 The election, under the direction of Sister M. Carlene, -features displays-.of .posters about the school. Students are also preparing two publications, "T'i: Kennedy Special" and "The Nixon Express," Editors are -Stephen -Hopkins and Tim Medland, for the Democrat paper; and Barbara Holton and Helen Brown, for the Republican paper. SEED STORE BURNS , EVANSVILLE, Ind, (AE)-Dam. age was estimated at more than $40,000 in" a, fire > which destroyed a seed store at the west edge of Vanderburgh County early today. Owner Fred "Buente said a large stock "of seed and equipment was lost along with the one-story frame building GASDEALERS MEET FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP)-The Hoosier Gasoline Retailers Association;-will; hold its annual convention at the Van Orman Hotel Thursday with more than 400 members expected to attend Among speakers will bei Slate- Sen. Nelson G. Grills, D-Indianapolis, and Ed Wimmer, Cincinnati, first vice,president , of the National Federation of Independent Business. . 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Come Early For Best Selection. FINANCED ON THE SPOT BY SINGER SINGER SEWING CENTER •A TMtnurt at 311 4th ST. PHONE 3417

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