Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on November 3, 1957 · Page 33
Get access to this page with a Free Trial
Click to view larger version

Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 33

Publication:
Location:
Logansport, Indiana
Issue Date:
Sunday, November 3, 1957
Page:
Page 33
Cancel
Start Free Trial

Page 33 article text (OCR)

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1957 This Changing World Cass County Historical Society By WILL BALL PART 471 The object pictured at the head of the column today is a wooden bath-tub, metal-lined. The original is in the loft, or mow, of the carriage-house of the old Taber home at 425 Tenth street; Don Roberts contemplates the raxing of' the week, we under- property this stand. This luxury item has been in its present location, for many years, judging by the accumulation of •trash that surrounds it. Access to the loft is by means of -a very rickety stairway that, by reason of makeshift .alterations in the building, is quite a little narrower at the bottom than at the top. The first time this writer climbed these stairs, shortly after the passing of Jesse Taber, the way was cluttered with debris 'Of every kind, all of it deeply imbedded in dust. The loft itself was in the same , vhile in the tub he would be almost 'lat on. his back. We didn't examine the old-curiosity very closely; to do so would iave involved turning it over, and we were a little fastidious about clothing. We were wearing just about the best of our limited supply of garments, and the light was so poor that we would have had to move the tub to a better position to' .get a good look. But as nearly as we could determine, the zinc lining had been fitted into a wooden framework that had be*n well made of dressed lumber. All around the top the thin zinc lining projected in the form of a flange that was fastened to the wood frame with tacks, or nails, that, it seems to this writer, would be rather hard on bare skin that most people wear when getting in and out of bath tubs, so we're told. However, there may have been a condition; the accumulation of at least three-quarters of a century, evidently, being piled everywhere. The last time we were there we went because of an after-thought; we had conceived the notion that . the old tub would make material for a good story, and asked Press Editor Fred Franklin to send a photographer around to take a pic- . ture of the old relic. Then, not having seen the thing for a year or more, we began to wonder if it had been taken away, so, to keep from getting in bad with Fred, we went over to make sure it was still there. It was. v Also, a lot of the debris had been removed. Abdut all we saw, in the immediate vicinity of the tub, was an old wheelbarrow turned upside down at one end, partially covering it. Press Photographer Bob McKee got a pretty good shot of the tub. Presumably the tub had formed a part of the original furnishing of the mansion, built, probably, about the time of the Civil War, although the date of construction isn't definitely known. Levi M. Landers, the builder, came here from southeastern Pennsylvania, probably during the early 1850s. He was City Clerk in 1856 and 57. Jt isn't likely that the citizen-, of Logansportr would elect a newcomer to such an office,'so we imagine he had 'been "here several years before his election. He was a hardware dealer. He lived for awhile at'622 East Market before building the place at Tenth and Spear. A man who would build a house like that would certainly equip it with every possible convenience so we feel quite sure that the zinc lined wooden tub was one of the luxury items that he installed in his new house. The tub is about the size of a modern six-foot tub, and very much the same shape, except that the angle of slope at the end isn't so steep; if a bather lay back 1876, and replaced it with what THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPORT. INDIANA Would Bar Photogs From Court CHICAGO, ffi. — A special com jnittee of lawyers,' judges and legal educators Friday urged .the American Bar Assn. -to retain its han on the photographing .televising or broadcasting of court trials. • , The committee contended; that in spite of modern techniques, the presence of cameras and broadcasting equipment would . "introduce, extraneous- influences which tend to have a-detrimental,: psychological effect-on the judge and the jury as well, as on the litigant, his lawyers and:.witnesses, and to divert them from the proper objectives of the trial," ; , However, the committee _advocated that Canon 35 of .the.ABA's Canons of Judicial Ethics :be revised to- permit judges to authorize photographic, radio and TV coverage- of strictly ceremonial courtroom proceedings. : . Limited To Ceremonies Heretofore, such coverage has been • limited. to ceremonial por- PAGE FIVE 50x90-ALL PERFECT NEVER IRON-NEVER STRETCH FIBERGLASS DRAW DRAPES Now Only protecting cover of some sort that tias disappeared. There was no visible drainage outlet, nor could we find, any sign of one when we took a stick and scratched around in the debris that had accumulated on the bottom of the tub. Second thought, however, made us wonder why we looked for a drain. If our guess as to the date of erection of the house is correct within fifteen years, there would have been no place for a drain to have carried the waste water. Logansport had no water, works until 1876. There would be no point to the installation of sewers until there was a supply of running water to flush them, so it is highly probably that the Landes maid heated water in a cast, iron or brass kettle hung on a crane _ in the- kitchen fireplace, and carried it to the tub, wherever it may have been located. We hope it wasn't on the second floor. There are twenty-two steps in the long flight of steps to the second floor. The ceilings, upstairs and down, are twelve feet. The lack of a drain meant that, after a bath, the* water must be re- CU, Lti it |L/&*U»»| fc-i*W» T, moved by hand, and the tub scrubbed and dried. Those old-tuners had one advantage that we moderns lack^ as long as the two cisterns at the place held water, there was a supply of soft rainwater for bathing.- We don't know when enamelled bath tubs came into use. According to Britannica the art of enamelling cast iron dates'a long way back, but it was only when the art.de- veloped into an' industry that large pieces like bath tubs were made, which, again according to Britannica, was about the middle of tHe 19th century. Our guess is that Paul Taber, who in 1871 bought the place that Don-Roberts is demolishing, discarded- the curio pictured above, sometime after the local water works system was installed in was (hen the latest thing in bail- j n .g s . room facDities. Repercussions to the story aboul the Court House crowd last week began early. We had said that we believed that John McGreevy had no children. Sunday morning his son James, who still lives at the Seventh street address we gave, caled to say that he was one of three sons of' John W., and that there is still a John W. McGreevy, grandson of the' man who stood out so well in last week's picture. We slipped on that one. ; We were unable to identify the man who stood between Mr. McGreevy and Judge Winfield. A letter last week from Chester Buchanan, 1210 George street, tells us that it was his father, James Buchanan,,one of the County Commissioners at .that time. He lived in Bethlehem'township, we believe. Miss Helen Beatty happened to glance at the fly-deaf in one of her father's old school-books the other day, and saw something that she hadn't seen before: "John C. Beatty is my name, America is ray nation; Logansport is my home town, and Cabbage Hill's my station." Written in pencil, worn dim by much handling, these lines had to be viewed in a certain light to be visible, so had escaped notice for many years. But, while they mention Cabbage Hill, a spot that is assuming classic fame, they don't tell where it was. They were presumably written while Mr. Beatty was a school boy, probably eighty-five years ago, attending the West Side school. According to an old directory the Beatty family home was on Linden, just west of Wilkinson. That is near the sand-hill that Harry Mader and Charles Rothermel recall as Cabbage Hill, to the south of Linden, west of Wilkinson. Several others recall that name as having applied. to a- hill north of Miami at the end of Cicott several blocks northwest of the place just mentioned. The writer is inclined to think there must have been two places tions of naturalization proceed- 6 ' ' 'I.' The revision recommendation was made by a special committee of the American .Bar Foundation, after. 18 months of study of the problem. The study, made at the request of the!ABA, stemmed from criticism of the provisions of Canon 35 by certain representatives of the press and radio and TV broadcasters, '• The committee's report will be presented ,for consideration by the ABA's- House of. Delegates— ,he policy making body—at a meeting-ill Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 24- The committee said the principal argument of the press and jrbadcasters was that the First amendment guaranteeing freedom of the press entitled all forms of news media free access to the jourtroom. These proponents also contended that modern techniques would cause little, if any, confusion or distraction'. Quotes Decision "This ^argument is based on a fallacious view, of the nature of those "(press) freedoms," the committee said. It quoted from a 1950 decision of the U. S.. Supreme Court which said: "The right of the public to be protected, from the evils 'Of conduct, even though First amendment rights to persons or groups are .thereby in some manner in- fringer, has received. frequent and consistent recognition by this court." 'The ' committee also said that the right of judges to exclude the has and History Review Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS , 'I Battle of; " Bull •> [4 Snow vehicle ' 8 French father 12 Consumed 13 Tropical plant 14 French summers 15 What Betsy, Ross did 4e Unguents 18 Perfume BO Wipe out bl Pastry 32 Without fe4 Happy 26 Let it stand JN Battle of l Little ——-i ; Horn '80 Say again S2 Turn 84 Opposed 05 Laundry : device JS6 Evergreen tnje '87 Trigonometry i function •" J9 Bound 40 Pronoun 41 Possesses 12 Extra . DOWN, '1 Destroy 2 Shoshonean Indians 3 Periodical 4 Suffragist, Lucy • 5 Not clerical 6 Writer, —— i Hemingway 7 Speck 8 Equals 9 Volcano In Sicily 10 Soaks flas 11 Essential being 17 Advisor 19 Duck ,l!3 Eagle's nest p ft. M r. (? r. F R fa. => M H =. M F A I E 1 'I K R O B A N re. N A p V) M W N A T A T E C a e T R. D » N <i J_ •#'/ Y/'i T A ft. T 1 H'. /'/• $ ri TP. A T w* W/, H P L A r> M W F f» A N p \N N A M A 1 T O A <1 TT i_ N E K K f« A R T W E M fa U> m U & to At E 5 P 4> 'so designated by the West Side Edds; that is, by different groups and, probably, at different times On a recent trip' to the near North . Side we passed Charles Schrader's home at 422 Michigan Avenue. Mr. Schrader told us abou his first days in school. Emma Dickerhoff was his first teacher at the West Side school. She caused him much grief by making him sit with the girls because of some mischief,'like pulling the blond pig-tails of the girl who sat in front of him. He said that the old West Side school faced the north, odd a,s it appears today. His guess as to a reason for the front having beeil' made to face the woods instead of toward town is that the ground south of the school, now so nicely settled, was gravel pits, ponds, inudholes, sand-piles, 'etc. That was about seventy-five years ago. 24 Zeppelin 38 Snuggle 25 Biblical name 40'Clio and Erato 26 Writer, Gertrude — 27 Stair parts. , 28 Roman road 29 Woman's nickname 81 Help 33 Roman . garments 41 Pays attention 42 Pacific islarid 43 Mouthward 44 Pleasant 46 French island! 47 Century 48 Location 50 Frequently (poet.) SHADES OF THE OLD WEST FRANKFORT, Ind. (OP)— -Norman D. Beefcj, a livestock dealer, was in'trouble with the' law for bringing home the bacon. Police said Seeks admitted he rustled ; 69 hogs at five Indiana hog markets. public from certain trials been upheld by the courts added that-the press can claim no rights not common to "every citizen." The committee, in its 6,000-word report, gave these additional reasons why it believes courts should not permit broadcasting or photographing of actual trials: 1. Judges should b e free from avoidable "distractions or disturbances that are inimical to judicious conduct." It would impose on a judge the "additional impossible functions of impressario, producer and censor" to make him responsible for determining what equipment should b e allowed in the courtroom. , Has Unique Place 2. The judicial function occupies a unique place in our society and has none .of the attributes of "ceremony, spectacle or entertainment." It added the "one purpose" of'judicial power is to'"determine the rights and duties" of all who come within the court's jurisdiction.- 3. A trial is no less public because of the exclusion of cameras and broadcasting equipment. 4. 'Judges should not be placed in the roles of censors. Referring- to a ruling of the Colorado Supreme Court last year which allows Colorado judges to decide whether portions or all of certain' trials should be broadcast or photographed, the committee said: "Certainly, ithe press itself would be the first to condemn any such censorship of .broadcasters as is implicit in the, Colorado rule... Certainly no trial judge' should be expected to interrupt the orderly trial of a case before him to ascertain whether the jurors or witnesses object to having their; photographs, taken, or to'ascertain whether witnesses object' to - having their testimony broadcast." IS Afternoon I neps 49 Pupil of Plato ^ 81 Biblical prhrt 62 Dress trimming B3 Ran sm»J 64 Decay 55 The —-of ' March DON'T WAIT ,.. SHOP NOW CHRISTMAS CARDS ... to be imprinted with your name You'll find the most beautiful cards in the world in these albums 25 for $195 ' «d« P I | Ptece your order now. Pay later When yoJ*pick them up. I " " ' " ' ORDER YOUR PERSON'AUZED CHRISTMAS CARDS ,NOW1 40 Book* Now on Display to Choose From Timberlake's Gift Shop I .. * . ' "Your Christmas Card Headquarters" f Reg. 7.88 Value Solid Cojors • WHITE • PINK • SEA-FOAM GREEN • BEIGE SALE! DRAPERY FABRICS Values from $1.59 to $2.49 • Bark Cbth • 'Banjo Cloth • Sail Cloth • Poplin '• Antique Satins — Florals, Solids, Scenics 81 "AND90" LENGTHS No-Iron, No-Starch, No-Stretch Duralon Panels $188 45" to 48" wide YD They Suds Quickly Dry In A Flash White - Toast - Green - Pink 54" Wide Each Panel 1 Panel RUFFLED TIERS TO MATCH 36 INCH DURALON TIERS 1. 45 INCH DURALON TIERS 2,19 NEW SHIPMENT Zippered Covered FOAM RUBBER CUSHIONS All guaranteed washable covers 11 colors-to choose from 5 different fabrics BASEMENT SPECIALS! SALE! SWEETWATER LOOP-CHINILLE RUGS 27x50—$2.59 Value • 12 Beautiful Colors •• .Guaranteed Washable $ 1 SPECIAL! 24x72 IN. LONG AND NARROW CHENILLE HALL RUNNER Only 12 Colon - Guaranteed Washable Non-Skid 'Back - Clipped Chenille - Fringed SALE! Multi-Color Chenille Bed Spread FIMQIRTWI'NSIIE SAVE • Pre-shrunk • Guaranteed washable TERRIFIC VAIUE! Chenille Bath Mat Set SALE! REG. 7.95 MlfiA-GlO BLANKET • Guaranteed Tubfast • Rubberized Back Direct Dyed • Rayon - Orion- Nylon • Guaranteed Moth Proof • 72x90

Get full access with a Free Trial

Start Free Trial

What members have found on this page