Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on October 23, 1960 · Page 29
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1960. THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE end LOGANSPOR1 PRESS, LOGANSPORT, INDIANA FAGEFTVB This Changing World By WILL BALL, Pres. Cass Co. Historical Society , PART 628 . The -writer has been undergoing a new experience, new, and pretty much of a surprise. A year or so ago Robert McKee, the Press photographer, said to the writer, "Bill," let "me take your picture. We don't have one of you." So Ire ',took one, which didn't suit him, and a few days later took another one. We supposed it might possibly be used to 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 anything. 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 Ro.tary 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 we regret. But we did tune in for the next day's program, which was eulogistic; unnecessarily so, but appreciated, nonetheless. WE TAKE THIS mean's of thanking the Press staff, the Rotary Club, Mrs. Kantzer of WSAL, and the manyJriends 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 adaquately. Their kindness increases our responsibility to the community. THE PICTURE, accompanying this week's story' is \ that of one of the first ambulances to be own? ed by a Logansport concern. Then as now, the undertakers, or fu neral directors, or morticians, a some of them call themselves nowadays, were the owners o those very useful vehicles, as i the case in small towns general ly, we believe. In larger cities we understand the hospitals maintain the ambulances. The one' shown in the picturi was the property of Kroeger t Strain, who at that .time occupiec a • three-story brick and ston KidslnUNICEF Drive Next Friday 1OTH ANNIVERSARY TRICK OR TREAT FOR I960 A R-EALLY 9P£dAL -HALLOWE-EN -FOR ' WORLD'S' GWILDR-EN For the tenth year, children will "-call on local residents in a "trick or treat" i mission, with proceeds going to . UNICEF. Their visit will be between .4 and 8 p. m. Friday, Oct 2S. 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 Relations of the Logansport Council of United Women. It is hoped this year's total will exceed the figure 'reached last year. Some of the uses of the UNICEF dollar \vere listed by Mrs. Buchanan. She said: $1 provides 500 large glasses of milk; or buys enough BGG vaccine to protecl 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, Worlc Community Day chairman; Mrs. Marvin Du Buse, Mrs. Blanche Guard, Mrs. Arthur Bowman, Mrs. Leon Blume, Mrs. J. F, Williams, Mrs. E. 0. Nagle, Mrs. Herbert Plummer, Mrs. Edna Sims, Mrs. Donovan Spangler, Mrs. Lonnie Heed; 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 oar 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 NOWONSALE Timber-lake's Gift Shop "Your Christmas Card Headquarters" building at 613 East Broadway, where a part of the City parking lot is now. The firm name is dimly visible in the original photograph, 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 Higbee, sitting in the front, nearest the camera^ The other man in front, the driver, probably almost invisible in the newspaper reproduction, is Jacob Westeweller, for many years a member of the Logansport Fire Department, later employed by Kroeger & Strain, principally, we imagine, as driver for this new vehicle. Having been accustomed to driving .galloping.horses hitched to a fire-wagon, Messrs. K. & S. probably thought he would do well stering a team as fast attached when to an ambulance. (He did.) The alert 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 business for himself. Merrill Miller is his successor. NOTICE THAT THE driver sits on the right side of the sea tr 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 oncoming 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 shows beyond the ambulance. We believe that Kroeger & Strain were the first of the three local undertakers to purchase an ambulance, although the other two, Woll & Tucker, and Killian & 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, 801 Broadway, close to the Kroeger & Strain , extablishment, poked a lot of fun at Westeweller 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 to call the ambulance once. An apprentice at Longwell & Cummings suffered a broken 1 leg, and the office called Kroeger & Strain to get film to his home. The ambulance and its crew responded in double- quick time. Later, Mr7 Strain, in answer to a question, told the writer that the outfit, horses and vehicle, were housed in the barn, at the rear ot 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 must have had an arrangement such as the Fire Department used, in which the harness was suspended ready for the team to walk under it, and when it was lowered into place, the outfit was ready to travel. Plan Mock 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, "Th.: 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. (AP)—Damage was estimated at more than $40,000 iii 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 ost along ,with the one-story frame building. GAS DEALERS MEET FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP)—The Hoosier Gasoline Retailers Association will hold its annual conven- ion -at the Van Orman Hotel Thursday with, more than 400 members expected to attend. Among speakers will be State 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 3114th ST. PHONE 3417

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