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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 19

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, June 10, 1962
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SUNDAY, JUNE 10,1962 THE PHAROS-TK1BUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPORT. INDIANA PAGE NINETEEN Jacoby V On Bridge QUEEN DROP IS BETTER GAMBLE NORTH A 52 11 4 643 + A987 WEST EAST Not showa Not shown SOUTH (D)' AAK6 VAJ873 »-AK8 • . + 42 North and South vulnerable South West North East 1 V Pass 2V. ' Pass 4 V Pass Pass ' Pass Opening lead — A Q Here is another hand from the Silodor-Tierney book. Once again the" East and West' hands ara not shown because they are illustrating the proper play with nine trumps, missing the queen. The correct play is to lead either the ace or king first. This takes care of the singleton queen if there is one. Then you should play to the other high card and try to drop the queen rather.than a finesse. The actual percentages are: drop play, 58 per cent; finesse play, 5R.2 per cent. So if you have gathered any information from the opponents that would indicate the probability of uneven distribution, you should try the finesse. Thus, if your opponents have not bid, you as South will find yourself in a comfortable four heart contract since even if you lose to the queen V hearts, you will make your ten tricks. Now suppose that West has overcalJed your opening heart bid with a nuisance jump overcall of two spades. What information does this give you? It tells you that West has a lot o( spades. This means that he will be short somewhere else and hence the chances are that hearts won't break evenly. Now you should change your tactics; play a heart to dummy's king and, assuming that both opponents follow, play East for- the queen and finesse if necessary. Canada's Ontario' province has a population of nearly 6,280,000. The Calvary ' Presbyterian Church Presents PRINCETON Theological Seminary . CHOIR Tiiesdny, June 12th 7:30 p. m. in a Concert of Sacred Music OPEN TO THE PUBLIC The choir will sing a varied program of religious music, spirituals, folk songs and classical secular music. A free-will offering will be taken to help defray expenses. This Changing World (By Will Ball, Cass County Historical Society President) PART 712 As we read last week's story as it. appeared in tbe paper, it occurred to us that we might dp a little better job of "dating" the' story. We were rather indefinite, or, rather, ,the original writer, was indefinite; the matter of dates seems not to have entered his mind; and the only time it occurred ' lo 'us wasiwhen.we mentioned the data of the construction of the skating rink| which s.lood on the southeast corner of Sixth and Broadway, where the city Building now stands. It was built in the early 1880's. ',.'-.' • '';-'. , Another, clue (o a possible'date was the use of the-word Herdic, referring to a public/conveyance. We've been.unable to learn much about those vehicles, cabs,., or coaches ,or whatever they'were called. Only one thing is certain: they didn't run.on rails,;like' the mule-drawn street - cars did a little later. The streetcars came in 1883, So,' assuming thai the Herdics were actually in use when Professor Doney told :that early- day writer that he had to,catch one, the alleged interview concerning the matrimonial intentions of Logansport's young men tool place prior to'ltfarch, .1883, "when negotiations regarding the : street car system v>-er« slr.rted. Another "interviewee", Walte Landis, ma'de a slighting remarl about Dan Baldwin', saying -tha he would never get rich working Report On The Servicemen Army Pvt. Harold E. Young son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl C Young, Route 3, Rochester, Ind departed from Hickman Air Fore Base, Hawaii, June 1 with othe reinforcements to bolster th strength of the 25th Division' 27th Infantry (Wolfhounds) / Thailand. The.rcinforcements include unit of artillerymen, transportation an signal specialists, medical aidmer and combat engineers, which not mally support the crack "Wolf hound" Battle Group. All unit are from support elements of thi 25th Infantry Division, regular!; stationed at Schofield Barracks Hawaii. The 27th Infantry was the firs U.S. Army combat unit to arrive in Thailand on the present occa sion. The main body of Wolfhound participated in Air Cobra, SEATO exercise in Thailand in late April, amd remained there a the invitation of-the Thai govern ment to participate in jungl training exercises with Royal Tha Army troops. Young, a radio repairman in Company B of the division's 12511 Signal Battalion, completed basic training at -Fort Knox, Ky. The 24-year-old soldier is a 195 graduate of Richland Center Higl School. Ever top muffin 'batter wit! marmalade before baking? Why invest in a test? THE NORGE LAUNDRY CLEANING VILLAGE is the proven success in self-service drycleaning Alert businessmen investors all over America are earning remarkable profits right now in America's fastest growing new local business: Norge Self-Service Drycleaning. In fact, in just a little over a year more than 2000 Norge installations are operating in all fifty states. Earn a solid return on your investment in a service business that is winning-more enthusiastic customers every day. Norge created" and pioneered self-service drycleaning. Norge has the experience. Norgo's equip'meht and process ore unmatched. The Norge Village "supermarket" concept of laundry and cleaning service sets the standard for the industry. Yes, a Norge-equipped Laundry'and Cleaning Village Store is a profitmaker. You can offer true convenience and money saving benefits to every family: Top quality cleaning at savings up to 75 %. The true convenience of one-stop self-service laundry and cleaning. A real ''supermarket" of service. Financing for qualified investors is available through B-W Acceptance Corp., subsidiary of Borg-Warner Corporation. Guidance is provided on location, store layout, insurance, promotion. And Norge backs you with powerful national advertising in network television and leading consumer magazines. Del details on this new growth Investment for (tinkers, businessmen, Investor!, and development groups .oval! t ASSOCIATES 530 f. MAKKITST., INDMWAPOUS : Pleos« send me your free brochure witfa Income, possibilities from coin-operated dry cleaning. ... .Pfaooe ......•..».., „, .(Mr. O I k»Tt wfeetcd • tooiittoa. D I bare not Klnted • Uwntitm. Exclusive Distributor far Nor* loundty ond Clconing Village Stores for him. It has occurred to us that a little information about Dan Baldwin might be interesting, even to those—and there are many—who may remember Mr. Baldwin, who was, for many years/one of Logansport's most prominent citizens. He was a charter member of the Cass County Historical Society. . Baldwin' was born and reared on a, farm in New Y6rk state. His mother was a sister of Senator Daniel D. Pratt, whose home Tor many years was in the man- 'sion that .formerly stood in the shade of the huge elm in the now vacant .lot at 9'15 East Market street. Baldwin came to Logansport as a. young man and entered his uncle's law office, which was the way young lawyers got their start a century ago. He did., weH, very well, for himself. He became an able lawyer, was elected to one of the State court judgeships,. was invited to make ..commencement addresses at some, of the nearby colleges, MiVabash, for instance—and wrote numerous books on weighty subjects; one, we believe, was en- tilled "The Evolution of the Ides of God'.'^ His home, after his marriage lo Miss/India Smith, was at 324 Canal street, now known as Mel- bourne avenue. Later, h:e bought the fine place at 700; Market, known locally as "The: Castle", for something like forty years Cass County's War Veterans' Memorial Home. He bought that fine home about the time of.this apo- chryphal interview which we cited last week. ' ' It was also about this same time that he sued a man named Pottmeyer for cutting ice on Eel river. At that, time the only refrigeration people had was' ice harvested from rivers or lakes in winter and stored until needed in warm weather. For some reason, never .clearly understood by the writer, Baldwin laid claim to ownership pf the, ice that had formed on Eel river above the. Uhl dam, at that time spanning Eel river just below the Third street bridge. When one of the Pottmeyer brothers started to harvest the frigid crop Baldwin filed suit to stop him. We saw the notice of the filing, but didn't follow through the, microfilm in the Library to see how he came out. Did anybody ever hear of a "Blackberry Winter"? It is supposed to be a summer which has a cold snap sometime during the season. The writer , recalls such a season about sixty-nine or seven- ty years ago; that is, in 1892 or 1893,. but doesn't recall having heard that name'applied. Also, who .knows how to make rose petal beads? Such,, personal ornaments were popular a century or, so ago,—we.have a set in the Museum—but .the knack of making them, has been lost, ' We promised to' ask these two questions last week, but forgot.it. It was only by abject apologies, and the most solemn promise to make amends today that' we have escaped banishment lo some place less pleasant than Logansport. We received some very welcome accessions at the Museum last -week: two land patents, one dated 1848,; signed by James K. Polk', then president; .the ' other signed 'by his successor, Zachary Taylor, in 1849. The patents convey, titles to -adjacent forty-acre tracts , in Tpwnship 28 North, Range 1 West, section number 4, to George Hamilton, junior. That tract is in what is now Boone township, near the Pulaski County line. There were also several lax receipts, showing that Mr. Hamilton paid fantastic sums, such as $2.17- for all that he owed the government one year. These were sent to us by Mrs, Myrtle Hamilton Valentine, of Claypool, Indiana. . Safety Tips For Drivers The month of June is a magic month for many Logansport and Cass county residents. It is the month for vacation trips, sightseeing adventures and peaceful jaunts to far away exciting places. One unhappy note to ibis fact, and one that needs mentioning, is that the month of June has a high'rate of traffic accidents as indicated by traffic statistics. Vacation time is usually a time for carefree living. Too often people fail to take necessary .precautions and many vacations have been ruined by unfortunate accidents. The National Safety Council has listed several suggestions for vacationing families to enjoy their trips and return home to tell abo.ut it. Basically, the need for concentration on traffic safety rules must be remembered. Six tips to remember when planning your vacation trip are listed below: Tip 1.—Get plenty of sleep and rest and have , a good frame of mind with no worries while driving. In other words, leave your most pressing problems at home. After all, that is one reason for taking a vacation. Tip 2.—Stop for coffee or gas at regular intervals and get out and walk around. The exercise after driving several miles can be stimulating and it will help break the monotony. The Safely Council has statistics to prove that driving too many hours at a set speed can lead lp disastrous results. Never go more than two hours or 150 miles without a slop. Of course if you have small children, the stops no doubt will be frequent. Stopping and tfcking a short walk will- keep the driver alert and at driving peak. Tip 3.—Ten hours a day of driving in the limit. More hours than this can lead to driving fatigue and from then to carelessness. A weary motorist becomes a lethal weapon on the highway since_ his senses are somewhat dulled by the rhythmalic sound of an auto in motion. Tip 4.—The automobile must be at all times in top mechanical condition. The vehicle should be checked and fully serviced prior to vacation time and should also be checked periodically throughout the trip. Good maintenance will insure the driver a more carefree vacation, and it might lessen the chance of an accident. Tip 5.—Drive a tidy car. This might • seem an item of no consequence, but safety experts have found that loose articles, packages and litter can be baz-. ardous to the driver, especially at high speeds. Families are advised to carry extr? paper sacks with them on a l.'ip for litter. They can be doing themselves a favor as well -'s keeping the na- tion's highways cleaner. Remember—keep packages and large items out of the back window ledge. They might block the view of the driver behind you. It is also advisable to carry a whisk broom for helping keep the interior neat and clean. Tip 6.—Follow road. conditions and adhere to all rules of safe driving. A driver will find it lo his advantage to follow road signs carefully. If the sign says "Slow, dangerous curve," then take the highway department's word for it. After all, they might have travelled over that section of the road several times—it might be your first (rip. Signs are placed along the highway for your help, and they have a good reason for being there. Dusk and dawn are poor visibility driving times. Use extra caution then. If every family would remember these safely tips as well as they remember .to send cards, take pictures, fill the soft-drink cooler, and other items associated with fun and relaxation at vacation lime, (heir vacation will be a success. Otherwise « well- . planned vacation without remembering the basic safely rules can only turn into an unhappy event. One oil barge can carry 2 million gallons,,in a single load. Cost of Staying Alive Directly Connected to Number of Lives Saved INDIANAPOLIS—When you g home from a hospital today—after su gica.l or medical care—your hospital an doctor bills will be larger than they wou. have been a few years ago. What lies behind these increases? On factot?is inflation, others are higher wage for hospital employees, and the cost o training new doctors and nurses. But one of the most important reason is medical progress—a reason many peo pie do not consider when they're con ccrried with hospital and medical cost Today you're buying a far diffcren and far better kind of health care tha you bought a generation ago. You re ceive early treatment, because doctor today have new, safer procedures an equipment to detect your ills. You sufle less pain because of more rapid diagnos tic'proccdurcs, new anesthetics, an "wonder drugs." And you get well faste ... in half the time it took for the sam condition a generation ago. People used 1 to be. sent to the hospila to die. Today they go there to live. Th development of scientific medicine in re cent years has resulted in a spectacula exparision of the -hospital. Cha'nges i medical procedures have resulted in changing pattern of hospjtal'use. To meet new demands, hospitals hav had to expand both their facilities an their equipment. The advances in diag nostic techniques alone have require more elaborate X-ray departments an bigger laboratories. New operative pro cedures have demanded a great amoun of highly complicated apparatus in th department of surgery. Years ago, few things were expectci from your community hospital beyonc nursing care and the services of the oper ating room. Today, such departments a physical medicine, blood banks, prema ture nursery, X-ray therapy, recovery rooms, intensive care units, and cardio pulmonary laboratories provide new services—expensive to be sure, but vitallj necessary to speed recovery and restor' to health people who would have been diagnosed incurably ill a few years ago Ninety per cent'of the drugs prescribed today didn't exist 10 years ago. Drug , and medicine and rehabilitation have. ' lifted thousands from the beds they hac been left in—often forgotten for years Life expectancy has been extendei from about 50 years at the turn of tlu century to more.than 70years today, and will be extended still further. Operations.are now performed successfully that would not have been attempted a few years ago. Hospitals anc doctors can do more for you than ever before. Childbirth was never so safe in all his tory as it is today. Babies born in a hos pital in 1-961 have a three times better chance of living than babies had 20 years ago. Pushing back the frontiers of human •life is expensive. But if the new tools have reasonable utility—they wilj be used. The value of such expenditures must be measured by the extension of human life and useful human functioning. Your life can be saved because of costly, now treatments, medicines and equipment. If you or a member of your family is involved, it is doubtful that you'll want the'treatment stopped on account of the cost, You'll be more interested in how well it's done. Yes, hospital care costs more today. A lot more. And—make no mistake about it—it will continue to mount so long as we Demand further control over death and disease. Blue Cross and Blue Shield protection. cost more, too, to cover the expense of modern hospital medical care. But the cost of "Jiving" 'is always a bargain. ' you can't afford to be without BLUE GROSS-BLUE SHIELD the cost of tn the past few years your life expectancy has increased . . . the length of your hospital stay has decreased ..'. you get well easier and faster... there's greater control over your diseases. Your life can be saved because of costly new medical treatments, medicines and equipment. Truly, the cost of "living" has gone up. Here In Indiana, the increasing charges for today's medical miracles have been made easier for a million and a half persons through Blue Cross-Blue Shield. This is the health care plan sponsored by our own Hoosier doctors and hospitals, the plan that provides realistic protection at minimum fees. Blue Cross-Blue Shield gives you real help in meeting the high cost of "living." To become a member, contact the office nearest you. OUR STRENGTH IS YOUR SECURITY BLUB CROSS-BLUE SHIELD MUTUAt HOSPITAl INSURANCE. INC. MUTUAt M E D I C A t INSURANCE. INC. HOME OFFICE: 110 N. ILLINOIS ST.. 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