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Twelve Logansport, Indiana, Pharos-Tribune A Trip to Remember for Thirty Doomed by Muscular Distrophy INDIANAPOLIS UP — About 80 persons, ranging in age from 6 to 60, set out June 18 to cram as much fun into three days as possible so they have "something to look back on." For many, the trip to Chicago may be their last anywhere. All are muscular dystrophy patients. "Many of them won't be here In another year," said Mrs. Dorothy Axsom, executive secretary for the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Indiana. "Most children with this disease do not live to be more than about 14 years old. We're trying' to cram as much fun into this trip to Chicago as we possibly can so they'll have something to look back on." The three-day visit includes a bus tour of Chicago, a visit to the Don McNeil Breakfast Club, where some of the patients will be interviewed by radio-television star Fran Allison, a tour of the Lincoln Park Zoo, and a baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the Philadelphia Phillies. No Known Cure Before returning to Indianapolis June 20th, the group plans to lour the Museum of Science and Industry, the Planetarium, and the Aquarium. 1 "Although they are victims oE a disease for which there is no known cure," said Mrs. Axsom, "this knowledge has not dampened their spirits or caused them to spend • their remaining days submerged in the sadness of regret. Rather, it has given them an enviable inner strength to compensate for the progressive deterioration of their bodies." Despite their handicaps, said Mrs. Axsom, many muscular dystrophy patients hold down full-time responsible positions. "The president of the Marion County Chapter, Paul Schmidt, has been in a wheelchair since college days — 15 years. He is presently training director at Good-Will Industries here, and was given the Presidential Citation for his contributions in aiding the handicapped." Mrs. Axsom cited another person who has met a great challenge in a courageous manner. Jim Redfern is a freshman at Butler University. He's majoring in journalism and is working his way through school "at great odds." she said. Asked about the attitude of the patients toward their affliction, Mrs. Axsom replied it was "excellent." Many of the youngsters give speeches at fund raising campaigns. They seem to be more philosophical than the adults, and their pluckiness gives strength to their parents and courage to others who are or some day may be muscular dystrophy patients." Mrs. Axsom, who worked in medical research for seven years before volunteering, for her present position, said Marion County j Federation of clubs and served as had the only Muscular Dystrophy!-^-.-!-. ,.,-... _,. ,.i__ ,_.,.• — Association Chapter in .the slate when she took over about a year ago. "Today there are 10," she said, "and 5 more are in the process of being organized." Concerning the excursion to Chicago, she said, "the patients are all very excited about it, especially the younger ones." "Only a few of those going are 20 or older, and the children can hardly wail for Jnue Ifl to arrive." Rochester Monday in Fulton Circuit court the trial of Walter R. Bowman | against Donald Caldwell is set to open at 9:30 a. m. The damage suit was first filed Nov. 20, 1956. A panel of 30 prospective jurors has been summoned for possible duty. Thursday, Judge Fredrick Rake- Btraw issued the jury venire. The trial will get underway as soon as the jury is selected. Those on the venire are Liberty township: Ronald Gundrum and Walter Easterday; Rochester town-hip: Gerald Kittle, Mildred Moore, Jack Haydcn and Byron Ginn; Henry Township; Kenneth Luckcnbill, Emmort Eaton and Melvin Clark; Union township: Dale Hoff, Maudie Carlson, Kenneth Hilard, Bert Gillcsjjie, Fred Stingley and Walter Ktihl; Newcastle township: Ralph flatfield, Mildred Goodman, and Ori/al Long; Richland township: Lawrence Kad.s, Clarence Hiatt, and Dennis Floor; Aubbet-naubbee township; Paul Davidson, Cloral Hart?, and Omer Holt; Rochester City: Harrow derrick. Hugh Kirk- eiMlall. Ralph Kvucr. Clifford Hol- lowuy, Ojorgo Johnson, and John Hna gland. Mrs. Blanch Zimmerman and family have as their week-end guf.'Kls, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Zimmerman and tlaughlfr, Ginny, and Miss Martha fiurgclman of Chicago. Word has been received by Ro ehcslcr relatives of the serious illncs.1 of Archie Morriull, of Los Angelts, Calif, the result of a traffic accident. Mrs. Bessie: t,nfi and Loren Marriott, of Hochc»t'!i and Mrs. Hose ISIackutor of m.-ar Fulton loft 1'Yiday to be at hif bedside. Father Charles J. Scholl, pastor of the St. Joseph church hurc for the past Hi years, will leave next w«ck to assume direction of now parish at Lako Village, Newton County. Fattier George La fining, In charge of the rcligiouH ilcparlrncn at the .State Reformatory in 1'cn dleton, will succeed Father Scholl, in Rochester. Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Talbotl were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Gorge Anderson, at a recent amily dinner, honoring Miss Vlarylin Jo Smith, of Michigan /ity, whose approaching marriage o David Saracof of Michigan City, was announced. Other guests present were Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Smith. Michigan City; Clyde Keency, Fort Wayne; Mr. and Mrs. Le-Roy Nusbaum jnd daughter, Monroe, Ind., Mr. jnd Mrs. Ray Kilu, Mr. and Mrs. Shark's Kile, and .sons, and Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Kile and fam- ly, all of South Bend; Miss Donna Passwater, Noble.svillu, Ind.; l Anderson, Purdue; Mrs. Ada Coeney, Mrs. Georgia McDanicI, Gorman Leap, and Mr. and Mrs. llvercll- Jesler, all of Kewannn. Mrs. Bessie Anderson enlor- .ainod at dinner recently, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Cooper. Mrs. Noah Shively and Mrs. Bert Lecdy were business visitors in Fort Wayne, Friday. Mrs. Fred Estle, an old school mate of Mrs. Harry McVay, concluded a three-day visit in Rochester Saturday, and left for Indianapolis, where she will visit relatives unlil Wednesday, when she will leave Jor her home in Corona del Mar, California. guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. 0. Pet- tiner in Camden. Mrs. Jason Been entertained the Birthday club Friday at her lovely farm home west and north of Delphi. A fried' chicken luncheon was served at noon. It was Mrs. Been's Dirthday. The members then toured the eleven room brick residence and picturesque yard. There were 14 members present at the Great Books club Tuesday, June 4, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William. McDougall in Monticello. Mobray Powell'of West Lafayette and Howard W. Strange were the leaders. "The Theory of the Leisure Class" by Veblen was discussed. At the final meeting for the club year the subject for discussion is "The. Education of Henry Adams.". Mrs.' Powell and Judge Larry Boss Jr., of Monticello) will be the leaders. The place of the meeting has not been announced. There were ,a total of 496 pupils district president of the Indiana' enrolled in' the Delphi Elemen- Delphi Among the graduates at Indiana University Monday, June 10, were a mother and her son, Mrs. Mary S.'Wise, an Indianapolis teacher of Camden, who was to receive her B. S. degree in Education, and Robert L. Wise, who was to receive a degree in Music Education. Mrs. .Mary Wise, who was married 30 years ago Saturday, taught after her marriage and again after coming to Camden for residence where her two children were born. Her youngest son, Charles, entered the university as a freshman last year. The son, Robert, who is married and has a child will teach music at Burlington this fall. Mrs. Wise will return to Camden for a rest before re.- lurning to her teaching position in the capital city. She is a former president of the Carroll Counly in second place withm 96.77%. The following, pupils were neither absent nor tardy during the school year: Alberta Thorp, Diana Blickenstaff, Ronald Israel, Imogene Tharp, Pamela Pearson, Roberta Popejoy, Charles Rosku- ski, Gregg Weaver, Rickey Phillips, Doug Matthews, Janis Morgan, Roberta Blickenstaff,, James Bradshaw . Virginia ' Davis, Tom Pppejoy, Charles. Bradshaw, Clyde Duncan, Jr., Zada Buncan, Tie Ebrite, Sue Ellen., Beale, 'Tom Freeman, Dianne" Minneman, Mary Ann Newell, Robert Burns, JDonna Minneman, Meredith Rider, -Stephen. Gray, Richard Newell, Michael Busch, Sheryl • Beale, Floyd Rider and Claudia Buchanan. . . Monday Evening, June 10, 1957. Say Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip Will Visit U.S. Oct. 16-21 LONDON (UP) — A London newspaper greeted Prince Philip's 36th birthday today with a report that he and Queen Elizabeth 'II definitely will visit the United States Oct. 16-21. The News Chronicle said an official announcement of the visit would be made "within a day or two." • A dispatch from the paper's New York .correspondent said the royal couple will leave for Canada early in October and will ar- rive in Jamestown, Va., Oct. 16 to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the first permanent English colony in America. The paper said Elizabeth and Philip then will be a guest of President, and Mrs. Eisenhower for three days in Washington. Philip's only birthday plans made public today were for lunch with the Queen and their children, Prince Charles and Princess Anne, at Windsor Castle. Greenland's icecap covers 700, 000 squade miles, an area nearly a fourth the size of the United States. In some places it is mora than 10,000 feet thick. Federation of Clubs two terms. She has many friends at Camden and Delphi as well as throughout the county. Among her friends who went to Bloomington Monday to attend the Commencement exercises, were Mr. and Mrs. W. 0. Pettiner of Camden. Mr. Pettiner is president of the Camden bank. Mr. and Mrs. Jr. Shanks of Elwood were Saturday night dinner tary Schools during the 1956-57 school year. Beginning enrollment was 470 and closing enrollment 458. Attendance for the year averaged 95.48%. 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