Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on October 30, 1960 · Page 29
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 29

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, October 30, 1960
Page 29
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SIJNPAY, OCTOBER 30,1960. THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPOHT, INDIANA PAGEFlVf This Changing World By WILL BALL, Pres. Cass Co. Historical Society PART 629 Last week we had quite a little to say about an ambulance, horse- drawn, and about a picture that was supposed to appear with the story. However, the picture wasn't there. It seems that Operation Hospitality had the photographer too busy last week, and he couldn't get at making the cut. We are assured that the photo will appear this time, so we'll finish the story, which we didn't have space for last week. Mrs. Helen Carr, who brought in the photograph, was a kid of about twelve or thirteen when that photo was made. Her brother, Harold, who -sat by the driver, was four'. or five years older, enough older to assume, in the mind of the younger sister, . an altogether too "bossy" an attitude toward the said younger sister . HELEN, LIKE A LOT of kids that age, liked to go to th eskating rink, then located on Broadway, first door west of the -Kroeger '& Strain establishment, then at 613 Broadway, and her mother, Mrs. Minnie Higbee, had cautioned her about going too often. Her big brother took it upon himself to see that she obeyed the maternal injunction, which didn't suit the daughter at all. Harold had a fair chance to watch, as he worked next door. Harold was proud of his connection with the operation of that new ambulance, which he was supposed to accompany on every trip, and talked about it at home quite a little. So Helen, and some of her friends, concocted a scheme that would enable her to get into the rink without her nosey older brother being aware of it. AT THAT TIME Logansport had a basket factory, located away down toward the lower end of Bates street, nearly two miles from the stable where the ambulance was kept. Helen went to a phone down town, called Kroeger & Strain, and reported an accident at the Basket Works, asking that the ambulance be sent to get the injured man to the hospital. She and her girl friend then went to the 'Graves Book Store, where Timber-lake is now, at" 317 Fourth, where they could see up the alley to the hill down which the ambulance would drive on its errand of mercy. As soon as they saw it they skedaddled up Broadway to the rink, knowing that that nosey big brother was otherwise engagec for the time being, and couldn'l see Helen buy a ticket to the skating rink. . ONE SENTENCE in last week's story didn't read as we want«<3 it to; that is, it didn't express what we meant to say. It read. "Nobody now living knows the facts." We'should have said: "None oi those old-time ambulance owners are now living." So we cannot be sure about dates unless we sperie more time searching .old newspaper (iles than the importance ol the matter warrants.. The writer had a call the tother day from Clyde Fitch, grand-nephew of Commander LeRoy Fitch, about whom we had a story or two .a few weeks back; Logansport's native for whom a naval destroyer was named during the second World War. The reader may remember that another Lo- gansporter, Mrs. Madeline Fitch Thomas was brought from Salt Lake City, where she then resided —arid still does—to christen the THEATRES are only a stroll from the world famous SHERMAN Chicago's most convenient hotel... steps from all shopping.'theatres; Lake Michigan, downtown business; many places of interest. 1501 smartly appointed rooms with radio, year-around weather conditioning... Television. Garage Parking. No Charge for children, 12 years or under. World-Famous Restaurants-* cwwre^ • "/• x S FOITBIROI'SI ){•«•>:•;•:•;•!-»»••••••••: . D" Drive your car right in the hotel Completely Air-Conditioned Jtlephon.FR 2-2100 [CHICAGO'S MOST CONVENIENT HOTEL -• *ANDOIPH, CLAIIK * IA SALLI »t*J boat at the Boston Navy Yard, in July, 1941. MR. FITCH BROUGHT with him, as a gift for the Cass County Historical Society, a scrap book made by his , grandfather, Fred Fitch, a brother of the naval commander, and captain of Company I, of the 46th Indiana Infantry, the regiment that was recruited on Logansport's West Side, a block or so north of the present Franklin School. Dr..Graham N. Fitch, half-brother of Fred, whose home was on the northeast corner of Seventh and Market, was : the colonel of the 46th. Lying loose in the scrap book brought in by Mr. Fitch was a clipping from the Grand Rapids, Michigan, Press, dated January 12, 1943, containing extensive mention of another Logansport na tive, and another Fitch. THIS ONE IS, Harry L. Fitch, then a Lientenant in the navy. Some time before the publication of this clipping Lieut. Fitch was in a couple of battles with the Japs somewhere in the Pacific, neither the location of the battles nor the name of the vessel on which he served being given, A portion of the clipping cites a commendation given Lt. Fitch by his commanding officer, Capt. T. L. Gatqh. Here it is: - "Your outstanding leadership and ability in handling fires and flooding during and after the engagement, performed under fire and .in darkness, demonstrated your thorough knowledge of damage-control operations and contributed materially in minimizing the effect of enemy fire. Your actions were a credit to your ship^ the navy and the nation you are privileged to serve." Quite a tribute, isn't it? LT. FITCH WAS 28 years old at the time. A portrait published with the clipping, shows a nice- looking young man, who seems to have freckles on his nose, and a cap set jauntily a little to one side. As we mentioned a few weeks ago, Lt. Fitch, now commander, is still in the navy, stationed not long ago at Key West, Florida. Seek funds for Wabash Project CINCINNATI CAP) - -The Ohio Valley 'Improvement Association Friday urged appropriations to start construction of Ohio River locks at Cannelton, Ind., and TJn- iontown, Ky., and on two Indiana reservoir projects. Money was asked to start dams on the upper Wabash River near Huntington and the Mississinewa River, near Peru. A start on a new Niblack levee on the Wabash north of Vincennes also was urged. The association also urged completion of the Ohio River dam and locks at Markland,' Ind., .and the Sugar Creek levee at West Terre Haute by December, ^IMS, and completion of the just -" started Monroe Reservoir near Bloomington by June, 1965. Beautifully Modern it- Gracious services that reflect our years of experience ir Services for all denominations ir A fine funeral service need not be expensive. ' AMBULANCE SERVICE Fisher Funeral Ho me JOHN W. FISHER 30 3 W. Market Funeral Director . Priori* 3608 • JACOBY ON BRIDGE 'NOTHING' PLAY WINS, JUST THAT Bridge literature is filled with stories of squeezes, end plays, NORTH * J 10 2 + Q 9 4 WEST EAST 488753 * Q4 VQ72 VJ9B5 » A» • J103 + J 7 3 +10865 SOUTH (D) *AK8 VAK10 • K S 4 2 + A.K2 Both vulnerable Soflth West North Eut 3N.T. Pass Pass Pass Opening lead — 49 coups, elimination plays and countless others .with which someone gains a trick. This week is going to cover the reverse situation and'discuss the "nothing" play designed to break even at last. Needless to say, you should both avoid this play and encourage your opponents to make it. Playing at three no-trump South j had no worries. Dummy's jack of j spades was covered by East's queen at trick one so South could count three tricks each in spades and clubs, plus the ace' and king of hearts, and plus some diamonds. « Since he was in his own hand he led a diamond toward dummy. .West played the nine and dummy's queen held the trick. The seven of diamonds was led next and after East played the ten spot, South thought a while and came up with the nothing play. -He covered the ten with the king. West took his ace and later on East made his jack. Why was this a nothing play? Because it was obvious that West held the diamond act so that the play of the diamond king ensured the loss of two diamond tricks while the play of a low diamond would have given South a chance to lose only one diamond. Burnetfsville Family Visiting Relatives In Hew York State BURNETTSVILLE ~- Mr. and Mrs. Galen Davidson and children went Tuesday morning to spend (he rest of the week in New York with friends. ' Mrs. Georgia Coble is spending a few weeks at her home in Rockfield. Mrs. Max Allen of Manchester was a guest Sunday of her father, C. M. Mertz. - Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Townsley and children are vacationing at the Smoky- Mountains. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Brechbiel and Miss'Mary Otto are visiting in Pontiac, Mich., the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph St. Amant, Mr. and Mrs. Galen Davidson «nd children and Mrs. Ethel Brechbiel called Sunday on Mr. and Sirs. William Valdez, Ladies Aid of the Brethren church met Wednesday at the home of Mrs. Ethel Girard. Reverend and Mrs,- Royer returned Wednesday after a two weeks' visit with relatives in Ohio. 'Kitchen Brigade' Aid To Nixon Gets Personal Greeting DANVILLE, 111. (AP)-The general of Pat Nixon's kitchen brigade, Mrs. Opal Leverenz of Dan. ville, got a special hand from both Vice President Richard M. Nixon and his wife today. Mrs. Leverenz. five weeks ago. had 4,000 copies of a letter printed and distributed to Danville housewives. It was a twist on the old chain letter idea. The letter asked' that the recipient "sent one dollar to Patjwere Nixon to help elect Dick" and "write »t least two women, on* of them in another state,-an exact copy -of this letter." "Let's swamp Pat with Kitchen Brigade letters for Dick's election," it said. Apparently x lot of dollar bill*, were, sent to Mrs. Nixon. She sent Mrs. Leverenz an 8 by 10 photograph autographed: "To the General of the Kitchen Brigade, Opal Leverenz — Pat Nixon." Today when the Nixon campaign train rolled into Danville, Mrs. Leverenz met the Nixons with two dozen red roses, and got warm hano-'akes from the candidate and his wife. 1 DEAD IN CRASH SAVONA, Italy (AP)-A train crowded with workmen crashed into a broken cable car at nearby Albissola Satmday, killing the engineer and injuring a passenger seriously. Eight other passengers given first »id for minor injuries. Your wampum works harder, and is a lot safer when you save in a bank! IONAL BANK Broadway at Fourth Phone 4137 WELCOME 8 Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

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