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PAGE EIGHT THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPORT, INDIANA SUNDAY, OCTOBER a, 19m, Biographical'Sketches Of'County Candidates For Nov. 8Election ^MBBBBBBMlllMMiB^MB^II^^^^^^^^^^^. •••— " ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^—^^^^^^^^^^^, ' ... \ GEORGE BOWERS, of rural •route 1, Valparaiso, director of the Valparaiso office of Edit, Inc., . Chicago, is the, Democratic can- •didate for Congress from the .Second District. ' Born Jan. 26, 1905, on a farm near Filley, Nebraska, he worked for the Illinois State Employment '.Service and the Chicago Park ! District before moving to Val- !paraiso,.< He has been a citizen ,cf Porter county for the .past 19 -years where he and his wife reside on an 80-acre farm in Jack- .son township. . . He has served as Jacksoi ' -township director of the Porte 'County Farm. Bureau and als served in that -organization co-chairman of the Committee or "Citizenship and Government be Iween 1954-57. He has-also been instrumental in organizational ac tivity for the Porter County 4-B He was co-founder of the Porte county United Fund , and ha served on the Porter County Fai Board for 10 years. He receivet his Bachelor and Master of Art degrees in Political Science a the University of Nebraska ant has done advanced study ir Public Administration and receiy ed special training in Internationa Law at the University of Chicago ;. ROBERT E. PETERSON, of •jrural route 5, Rochester, a lifelong resident of Fulton county, is 4he Democratic candidate for the '.office of joint State Senator from • Cass and Fulton counties. ; Born March 8, 1930, at Rochester, he is a 1948 graduate of '. the Talma high school. He was grad- utaed from the Purdue University School of Agriculture and die Jiost graduate study at Indiana •University. He served with . the ."U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954, was a farmer in Newcastle- township 'until 1956 and served as auditor '.at Fulton county from 1956 to 'i960. "• He is a member of the Bethlehem Baptist church, -Masonic Jodge, Farm Bureau, Chamber ol Commerce, American Legion anc Kiwanis. He was chairman of the • ;Fulton county chapter of the Rec /•Cross for two years, director •if the Rochester United Com' munity Givers for two years, .fund ; 'chairman -of the Fulton county • Mental Health Association for'one '• year and a 4-H club leader for ; -two years. ; Elkhart Is NIHSC ; • Harrier Champion : For Second Year i LA PORTE, Ind. (AP) - The • ;cross country title of the Northern i-Indiana High School Conference • ielongs to Elkhart for the second • straight year. ''• The Blue Blazers, led by a first:. place finish by Bob Scott, beat 21 • : bther schools here Friday at the ' ;Elks Country Club course. -; Finishing behind Scott were .' -Tom Lambert of Mishawaka, Bob • CEscue and Bob Walton of Elkhart, -jmd Terry Shroeder of Michigan r'City. ' '. • Team results: :• Elkhart 96, 'Valparaiso 105, .;.llishawaka 121, Gary Wallace 128, • Michigan City 170, Gary Emerson :-172, Fort Wayne" North 173, La ; Porte 220, Goshen 231, Gary Tol•Jeston 253, South Bend*Riley 274, 1-Gary Froebel 275, East Chicago • Washington 305, Hammond 348, 'Hammond Tech 369, Gary Mann ;4M, South Bend Adams 406, East ;'Chicago Roosevelt 431, South '• Bend Central 523, Hammond 1 Clark 554, South Bend Washington : : tei Whiting 736. CHARLES A. HALLECK, of Rensselaer, Ind, Republican Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, is the Republican candidate for re-election to the Congress of the United States. Born in Jasper county, Ind., on Aug. 22, 190.0, he has resided there all his life and attended grade and high schools in Rensselaer. He was graduated from Indiana University with an A.B. degree in 1922 and with an LL.B. degree in 1924. He was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa and. Order of the Coif and is also a member of Beta Theta Pi and-Phi Delta Phi. He served with'the Armed Forces in World War I. He was elected prosecuting at torney of the Jasper-Newton cir cuit in^ 1924 and was re-electee four times; was elected to the 74th Congress at a special election Jan. 29, 1935; re-elected to thi 75th, 76th, 77th--'78th; 79th, 80th 81st, 82nd, - : 83rd, ;84th, 85th and 86th Congresses; majority leader in the 80th and. 83rd Congresses 'and minority leader in the 86tl Congress. He is married and has two children. • The biographical information on .this page of candidates for Cass county offices in the':. Nov. 8 election was supplied by each person in response to a questionnaire by the- Logansport Press and Pharos-Tribune. This is presented a public service for the voters to better acquaint themselves with the candidates for public office. ROBERT S. JUSTICE, of rura route 2, city, is the Republican candidate for re-election to the office of Joint-State Senator from Cass and Fulton counties. Born on a farm in Clinton township, Cass county,~in 1912, he now lives on his farm in that township with his wife and family. For six years he taught history, government and debate at the Loganspoart high school. He, was graduated from Harvard Law School in 1943 and admitted to the practice of law.'Since that time he has been engaged in the general practice of law in Logansport. Before being, elected to the Senate, he served as Joint Representative from Cass and Carroll counties. He is a graduate of DePauw University and the University ol Michigan.. He is president oi the Logansport .Building; and Loan Association,- past president of the Logansport Rotary club, a director of .the Cass county Historical Society and a member of the Cass county Farm Bureau, Scot- fish. Rite, the, Cass county and [ndiana State Bar .Associations, :he Purdue Area Advisory Committee for. Educational Television and is an elder in the Calvary Presbyterian church. He was elected to represent the senatorial district composed ol Cass and Fulton counties in 1956, and during the last session of the Assembly, he was a member of :he Senate committee on Educa- ion and 'was chairman of the senate committee on Cities and Towns. ' Gas Station In Easlend Entered Theft of two flashlight •• and eight flashlight batteries was reported to police Saturday morn- ng'by Irving i Smith, 2613 George It. ":''.. Investigating officers said bur- ;lars entered a. service station at Sixteenth and .Market Streets Friday night by using a glass cuter to: remove an .18x15 inch window pane from the west side of he building. A '48x28 incn door glass was removed from an inside door to enter a room where he merchandise was" displayed. A soft drink and cigarette machine were opened and an unde- ermined amount of money taken, 'fficers-said. GERALD R. HERSHBERGER, of 601 Sunset Drive, city, local hardware merchant, is the Democratic candidate for re-election to the office: of 'State Representative .from Cass county. Born in Logansport on June 1, 1910, he is a graduate of the Logansport high school and attended ".Butler and Indiana -Universities. He served with the U.S. Marine Corps during World War H. He is a member of the Broadway Methodist church, Masons, Shrine, Scottish -Rite, Elks, Eagles, VFW and American Legion and is president of the Logansport high school Stadium Association. He was Cass county Democratic chairman for six years and was elected State Representative from Cass county in 1958. He is married and has two children and four grandchildren. DELBERT E. SMITH, of Young America, a Cass county farmer and livestock dealer, is the Democratic candidate for re-election as Joint State Representative from Cass and Carroll counties. Bora April 7, 1894, in Cass county, he is a lifelong resident of Cass county and a high school graduate. He served as Cass county Commissioner from 1949 to 1959 at which time he was elected to his present office. He is on the Board of Directors of the Farmers and Merchants State Bank, Logansport. • He has served on the following Legislative committees: roads, counties and township business; phraseology, engrossment and enrollment of bills; public libraries, .building . and .printing; and public policies. He is a member of the local Kiwanis club, Chamber of Commerce, Shrine club, Elks and Eagles lodges, the Young America Lions club, Masonic lodge, and the Indianapolis. Scottish Rite. He attends the Congregational Christian church of Young America. FRED H. MOSS, of rural route 1, city, a lifelong resident of Cas: county, is the Republican candi date for the office of State Rep resentative. Married and the father of „ son and a daughter, he owns ant operates a farm in Noble town ship that has been in the Moss family for 96 years. He has served as township trus tee and county commissioner am is a member of the Webb Chape Methodist church, Masonic order Elks and Shrine club and the Farm Bureau. WALTER 0. SPRINKLE, of rural route 1, Camden, Carrol] county farmer, is the Republican candidate for the office of Joint State Representative from Cass and Carroll counties. Born in 1912 in Deer Creek township, Cass county, he lived in Cass county .until 17 years ago when he purchased the Carroll county farm where he and his wife now reside. The couple has three daughters. A graduate of the Young America high school, he served eight years as township trustee of Jackson township in Carroll county. He is a member of St. Peter's Lutheran church in Camden, the church council, the Camden Community club, Masonic orders, 'the Deer Creek Conservation club, and is president of the Camden i Lions club. MRS. ELIZABETH BIEKER, of 410 Front- street, city, is' the Democratic candidate for re-elec- ion to the i office of clerk of the Cass circuit court. Born in Logansport on Sept. .11, £10,'.she-is a;lifelong resident of his city. She. is a graduate of St. Joseph's Commercial School and a member of < the Business and ?rofessiohal Women and Altru- sa clubs. The widow of Al Biefcer, she Has wo children, William, 21, . and Teanne Anne, 19. Former bookkeeper for the Eliott Grocery Company and the ". Callahan Company, she formerly served as deputy clerk under •ieorge Cline and is serving her irst term as clerk of the Cass circuit court. Read the Want Ads! CLARENCE. R. SETTLEMYRE, of rural route 5, city, Cass county treasurer,. is the Republican candidate for' the office of Cass county clerk. Born Jan. 22, 1910, in Huntington county, he moved to Cass county in 1920. He was graduated from the Logansport high school and attended Indiana Central College for two years. He served one term on the city council and prior to serving as county treasurer he was in the grocery business for over 30 years. He served two years in World War H. He served ;the Red Cross as treasurer lor two years and is now serving his sixth year on the board. He has worked on the United Fund and Hospital drives, served as president of the State Treasurer's' Association and at the present time is Secretary- Treasurer of the Indiana Counties, Inc., a state organization for better, operation and the preservation of county government. He is » member of the Broadway EUB church, York Rite Masonic lodge, Farm Bureau, Shrine, Elks, Eagles, American Legion,- 4048 and the.VFW. FOREST H. MONTGOMERY, o 1715 East Broadway, an engineer for the Pennsylvania Railroad, is the Democratic candidate for the office of Cass county treasurer. Born in Pulaski county on Jan 21, 1922, he attended grade schoo at Lucerne and was graduate; from the Grass Creek high schoo in 1940. He worked for one year at the Grass Creek elevator be fore coming to Logansport to work for the Pennsylvania Rail road, where he has been employei since 1941. In August, 1942,' he entered the Armed Forces from Cass county served 33 months in the Middle East and was honorably dis charged in November, 1945. He is a .member of the Market stree Methodist church, Tipton Masonic lodge, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion ant Eagles Lodge. A home owner, he is marriec to the former Alice Bonnell, ant they have two children, 'Marsha and Philip. BERNARD D. LEAVnT, of ral route 1, Northern avenue,; city, presently serving an appointment as Cass county Sheriff, is" the Democratic candidate for that office. A member of the Indiana Stale Police since 1937, he was Detective Sergeant at the'time of Sheriff Lonnie Hall's death in January I960, when he was appointed to fill that office. - . Born Jan. 6, 1912, in Brook, he has lived in Cass county since t938. He was graduated from the Indiana State Police Training school and other specialized cburses such as Drunk-o-meter, Breathalizer, Traffic, Criminal Investigation and Fingerprinting, and attended Special Homicide School at Harvard University of Legal Medicine at Boston, Mass. His assignments have also in eluded trooper, corporal technicial n charge of laboratory at the Lafayette post and sergeant technician in charge at Lafayette. He is a member of the Wheatland avenue Methodist church, Orient Masonic lodge, Ancient accepted Scottish Rite and the Elks club. Effie Mary Rice, 80, Dies In Ft. Wayne; Rites A1 Galveston Mrs. Effie. Mary Rice, 80, died at 12:11 a.m' Saturday at the lome of a daughter, Mrs. Helen Wiebke, in Fort Wayne. She was born Sept. 1, 1880, in ndiana, the dauhgter. of Frank and Margaret (Clark) Jarvis. !he was married to Charles E. lice, who died in 1935. , She was a member of the Lucerne Christian church. Surviving are another daughter, Jrs. Francis Conwell, Kokomo; and a brother and sister, Mrs. >ora Berry and Kale Jarvis, both of Kokomo; 15 grandchildren and wb great - grandchildren. Two sons preceded her in death. Services will be at 1 p.m. ilonday at the Thomas funeral lome in Galveston. Burial will >e in Mt. Hope cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral lome after 2 p.m. Sunday. FRANCES LEE HALL, of rural route 4, city, a lifelong resident of Logansport and Cass county, is the Republican candidate for the office cf treasurer of Cass county. Born in this city August 20, 1912, she was graduated from Logansport high school in 1931. She was married to Lonnie 0. Hall, Jr., in 1931, and has one son, John. She has served as deputy recorder, deputy city controller and bookkeeper in the welfare department. She is a member of the Ninth street Christian church, past president of the Washington school PTA, and past secretary of the PTA Council. 28 years, is the Democratic .candidate for coroner of Cass county. Born Jan. 1, 1905, in Logansport, he resided in Detroit, Michigan, for five years while teaching at the McCarrie School of Mechanical Dentistry He now op- nanng ^^^ lrom me , oca , erates his own Dental Laboratory high school in 1933 He Kc ^ ved in Logansport. ,•»»«, . _ .. He is a member of the Elks and Tipton Masonic lodges, Scottish Rite, Mizpah Shrine Temple, and is past president of the Logansport Shrine club. DWIGHT , (DUKE) POWLEN, of Dykeman Park Road, city, 'ormer member of the Logans- x>rt police force, is the Repub- ican candidate for" sheriff of Cass county. A lifelong resident of Cass county, he was born March 19, 900, at Lucerne. He attended the Aicerne high school and studied operation of the drunkometer, .raffic safety and fingerprinting at Purdue University. A state trooper for one and one lalf years, he then served 22% •ears on the Logansport police orce. That service included eight •ears as a motorcycle policeman, ix and one half years as traffic ergeant and eight years as lieu- en ant under Police Chief Lonnie Hall. After -retirement as a police ieutena'nt in 1954, he was employed by the Cass county highway lepartment for two years and is jresently employed by the Stude- iaker Construction company. He is a member of the Market treet Methodist church, Elks odge and is a charter member of lie Fraternal Order of Police. Harried to the former Lucy Canoni, he has three sons and is a Droperty' owner. JOHN W. CONN, of rural route , city a Clinton township resident nd farmer for 20 years, is the tepublican. candidate for re- lection as Cass county commissioner, third district. Born Dec. 20, 1910, in Harrison ownship, Cass county, he is a oraduate of the Lucerne high chool. He has been active in 4-H •ork for the past ten years and s now serving as treasurer of le Cass county 4-H Association. He has also served on the Cass ounty United Fund board for the ast four years and in 1959 was hairman of the fund. Presently serving as county ommissioner, he is' seeking re- lection to that office. He is also ormer Clinton .township trustee, aving served in that office for eight years. He is married and the father f two children, Phillip and : arolyn. He is a member of St. juke's Lutheran church, Masonic, Mrs and Moose lodges, the Cass ounty Historical Society and is- resently serving as president of Cass county Farni Bureau. ' WILLIAM (BILL) McCUNE, of 219 East Linden avenue, a- resi- DONALD K. WINTER, M.D., of dent of Cass county for the past 12409 Hastye Hyll, city, a member of the medical staffs of St. Joseph's and Memorial hospitals and the consultant staff of the Logansport State Hospital, is the Republican candidate for the office of Cass county coroner. Born March 6, 1916, he is a lifelong resident of Logansport, having graduated from the local high school in 1933. He received his M.D. degree from the Indiana University Medical school in 1940 and served his internship at the Indianapolis General hospital from 1940-42. He served with the U.S. Army from 1942-46, attached to the Pfinth Army as Battalion Surgeon in treatment and evacuation of casualties. He began his medical practice in Logansport in 1946 in general medicine and anes- ihesiology. He was appointed coroner of Cass county by the county commissioners following Dr. Stewart's death in 1959, and was acting sheriff of Cass county after Lonnie Hall's death until the appointment of Bernard Leavitt in January, 1960. He is a member of the Kiwanis, Elks, and Shrine club, Orient lodge F. & A. M., St.-John Com- mandery, Indianapolis Valley of Scottish Rite, American Legion, VFW,' Chamber of Commerce, serving his second term on the board of directors; vice-president of the Indiana Coroners Association, has been chairman of the Blood Program of the Cass county Red Cross since 1955 and vice- chairman of the Fort Wayne Regional Blood Program, ARC, since 1958, and is a member of the Baptist Temple. He is also a member and past president of the Cass county Medical Society, the Indiana State Medical Association, the American Medical Association, the Indiana Society of Anesthesiologists, and the American Association Society of Anesthesiologists. He is a member and past president of the active Medical Staff of St. Joseph's hospital, president of the active Medical Staff of Memorial hospital and a member of the Consultant Staff of the state hospital. He is married and has thret children. CHARLES D. MURPHY, of 1421 Smead street, city, Cass County surveyor for the past 11 years is the Democratic candidate for re-election to that office. Born May 22, 1925, in Logansport, he has been a resident of Cass county all of his 35. years with the exception of those periods of time spent in,the Armed Forces during World War n and at Purdue University where he received a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering in 1948. He is a graduate of the Logansport high school. Through a written examination in 1952, he obtained a license as a Professional Civil Engineer and Surveyor from 'the State of Indiana and has served in the office of Cass County Surveyor since 1949. , Formerly employed as a clerk for the Pennsylvania railroad during his summer vacation months while at Purdue, he worked for the United States Geological Department out of Indianapolis from 1948 to 1949. He*is a member of the Elks, Eagles, American Legion, the L'- Anguille Valley Historical Association of which he is president, the County Surveyor's and County Engineers Association, the Indiana Society of Professional Engineers and the Indiana Society of Professional Land Surveyors. C. HERBERT NELSON, of rural route 2, Galveston, a Cass county farmer for 29 years, is the Democratic candidate for the office of county commissioner, third district. A lifelong resident of Cass county, he was born Feb. 4, 1912, in Deer Creek township. He was graduated from the Young America high school. He owns his farm and has been director of the Walton Elevator and Implement company for seven years. He is married and has three children. He is a member and trustee of the Center EUB church, a member of the Young America Lions club and is active in 4-H work. He has been a member of the Deer Creek township advisory board for six years. STEPHEN M. (STEVE) GORDON, of rural route 3, city, owner of the Gordon Landscaping and Tree Surgery Service, is the Re- >ublican candidate for the office of county surveyor. Born July 20, 1929, in Noble ownship, he is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Gordon. He attended the Noble township school for nine years, and was graduated in 1947 from the Logansport high school where he participated in •arsity basketball and track. He is a charter member and past president of the Logansport high school Key club. He received the VFW Scholarship award upon graduation and was graduated from Purdue university in 1951. He served as a company commander in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. An officer in the local unit of the Na- ional Guard, he is a member of he Webb Chapel Methodist church, Jaycees, Farm Bureau, and is secretary-treasurer of the Cass county chapter of the Purdue Agriculture Alumni Asspcia- ion. A home, owner, he is married and has one son in kindergarten at Fairview school. Woody Stephens, Bowes Bond, Harry Trotsek and Syl Veitch are American trainers who have saddled winners ol the Laurel In- ernational horse ran.