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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1957. THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE..'and LOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPORT, INDIANA PAGE FIVB NURSES PLAN DISTRICT MEMBERSHIP DRIVE PART 464 Cass County Historical Society Mr Fred Timmons, R. R. 1, Royal Center, Brought to the Museum the other day a relic he "V-TJ^AM '• Mrs Virginia Crousore, Kokomo, at right above, has been named district chairman for a nationwide roll call of nurses to be conducted in January for the American Nurses' Association, according to the announcement of Miss Alma Lehmann, district president of the Indiana Nurses Association ^Isabel Jacobs, Peru, at left above, was a delegate and Mrs. Grace Rarick Indiaaapo is, standing, was in charge of a workshop conducted recently in Indianapolis in preparation for the two-week enlistment of all registered nurses in the organization next January. . ' Mrs. Crousore will be assisted in the roll call ia Cass, Miami, Howard and Wabash counties by 97 nurse members. She outlined the forthcoming membership drive at a special board and membership committee meeting in Memorial hospital Wednesday, with Miss Lehmann in charge. Those attending included Mrs. Lenora Ford, Miss Margaret Bowen, Miss Margaret 0 Blenis, Mrs Ruth Best, and Mrs. Carol Mclntyrc of Logansport, Miss Louise Day of Peru, Miss Lacey Rusk Miss Grct- ta Carter and Mrs. Rachel Nulf, Kokomo, and Mrs. Jay Previous, Mis s Marguerite Dnscoll, and Mrs. Edna McGriff of Wabash. , Contract Bridge By OSWALD JACOBY GLORIA PLAYS THE RIGHT CARD The recent national tournament demonstrated that while the old- timers are still tough there is a new crop of young players corn- Chicago, has been .playing in tournaments for five or six years. points but yp to this year had never won a national title. This NORTH (D) S 4AKQ763 VQJ96 43 + 74 EAST *8 ¥543 4AKQ107.fi *J108 SOUTH WEST 4 J 109 5 *2 4J85 AK6532 • 942 *AQ9 No one vulnerable North East South West 14' 24 2 ¥ 4 y Pass 5 ifr Q V Pass Pass Opening lead— 4 5 Pass Pass Pass REPORTS ACCIDENT Henry Camp, 917 W. Market, re- uever wuu a nan^nm »»..~. -— *.n.fu.j ^^ e , > time she was a member of the ported to police yesterday that his team that won the .mixed cham- car struck a parked one in West pionship and also .finished fourth Market the night before. The oth- in the open team of four. Un- er car, parked near Front street, questionably Gloria's name belongs belonged to Harry Hatton, Delphi, on any list of the 10 best women Damage was nominal, players. Today's hand shows Gloria's technique in playing a three no- „ trump contract. The whole play ing timber in Massachusetts forests was in the diamond suit. Gloria to provide lumber for 200,000 five- needed four diamond tricks but room homes, the Massachusetts wanted five if possible. She won Forest Industries Committee' re- the opening spade lead and ported, promptly laid down the queen of diamonds. The purpose of this play was to guard, against all five ing along who are able to compete successfully against them. Gloria Turner, a secretary from She has almost 1,500 master diamonds being in the West hand. However, both opponents followed to this lead so she continued with the ten spot. When West followed, Gloria went up with dummy's ace and East showed out. Now the wisdom of the ten spot play became apparent. Gloria returned to her own hand and led her last diamond. It 'did not matter whether West covered or hot. The rest of the diamonds were good. If she had played the deuce instead of the ten that ten spot would have blocked off dummy's nine and Gloria would have wound up- with only three diamond tricks instead of ' five and would have made only two no-trump not four. hauled down a "tipsy" steeplejack after he climbed up St. Joseph's Church to prove he "could stand on, his head on the cross." \\\\\\l/// nil JIJ \\\\ Brighler-than-ever pictures! argus automatic ^ projector teitk prie* of o*e magazine, 50 Film Service §24 Sort Broadway Phom 4444 FOREST BOUNTY BOSTON—There's enough stand- STEEPLEJACK'S HOLIDAY ELWOOD, Ind. — City firemen This Changing World By WIEL BALL aad picked up in an old abandoned cemetery in the northwest corner of Jefferson township. That township is one of the comparatively "ew in the state the boundaries of which coincide with the so-called Congressional townships, so that location puts such a cemetery in Section 6, range 1 west, Township 27 north. According to Dr. Powell, this is one of the eighteen cemeteries' in Jeffer-son . township located on farms, mostly remote from churches or villages. In the early days/ when deaths occurred in rural homes before the erection of hurches, . interments were frequently made on the home place, a lot being set apart for that purpose. Generally, that practice was discontinued as the country became more thickly settled, but many of those old family burying grounds are still nicely cared for the present generation. > SOME HAVE BEEN completely abandoned, and thejearly burials transferred to" other cemeteries. For instance, the Taber family at one time interred the deceased members'of the clan at what' they called "the Island in the Prairie." The writer:found one of the invitations that used to be the proper thing, inviting the recipient to the funeral of Cyrus Taber; the burial was to be in that place. We asked Jesse Taber, grandson of Cyrus, where that spot might be. He informed us that it was a hummock in a swampy' field, fifteen or twenty rods east of the road leading from the Eighteenth Street bridge to Morgan Hill, and about half-way from Road 35 to the foot of the hill. However, all the' bodies interred "there were removed long ago to Mt. Hope. Cyrus sleeps near the main drive not far. from the first gate on Pleasant Hill street, with the rest of the family around him. SOME OTHERS of these, early burial" grounds-have simply been forgotten. Any fence that may have surrounded the plot has been air lowed to fall to pieces, and the ground, in some cases, has been plowed until all trace of its original use has disappeared. A private cemetery that lay at one time between- the north river road and the back of the Wabash, a few miles west of town, has disappeared in that manner. The writer has been told that some of the headstones were" used to lay up a 'foundation for a barn on an adjoining /arm. That we've .not seen; it's 'what _we were told.. The cemetery in Jefferson township which Mr. Timmons /visited recently is, according, to Dr. .Powell, on the. top of a sandy knoll, covered with scrub oak, among which a^e a few . stones hidden among the weeds that have been undisturbed for generations. The first burial was that of Mrs. Lobaugh,-.mother of Mrs. John A. Fuller, about whom we know nothing. Mrs. Lobaugh was buried in 1839. THE NAME LOBAUGH doesn't appear in any of the old directories available; neither does the. name Wattsbaugh, another family that, according to Dr. Powell,-lived in that vicinity and had • a part in the establishment of that cemetery. Other names on the old' stones lying under the accumulated debris of many years are: Andrew Cast, son of W. and S. Cast, died 1852; Henry Cast, same parents, died 1854; Alvin, so nof S. and L. Swartzell, died 1853, and Martha, 'daughter of 3. C. and S, Wattsbaugh, died 1854. . THE OBJECT THAT Mr. Timmons picked up under the leaves in that abandoned graveyard is a spectacle-case; .a home-made 'affair; that, evidently had been lying exposed to the weather a good many years. 'It is made of two the .writer cannot identify. Mr. Timmons suggests that it may "be sassafras; it may be, this writer doesn't know -that kind of wood. The wood is dark in.color, almost as dark as walnut, but has a more reddish hue than' that handsome wood. It is hard telling, though, how much of the color may be due to its exposure to the elements and the penetration of stain from decaying leaves. The. two pieces of wood from which this relic is made are not fastened together " by means of hinges, but by one flat^headed steel wood screw, badly' rusted, of course, from its long exposure. The screw is located near one edge of Ihe 1 contraption, passing entirely through the thinner of the two pieces, which serves as the cover, or lid, and also all' the way through the .thicker piece, which serves as the body of the case. The cover has been countersunk, so that the screw'head., is flush with the wood, so the case can be carried, in the pocket'without tearing the clothing. TO OPEN THE case, the cover is swung on the screw, as a pivot. Because the screw is located near one edge, in such a manner that, when the case is closed the edges come together, when the cover is swung on the pivot screw, the body of the" case is uncovered. Mr. Timmons didn't leave the case with us; if he-had done so we would have had a picture made of it, so that this clumsy attempt at description would have been unnecessary. 1 However, if any reader is interested enough, let him lay two sheets of paper, together, with the edges matched, and push a pin through both sheets, near one edge. Then swing one of the sheets. THE BODY OF THE case has been hollowed out to make .room for the spectacles. While the work has, in our opinion, been done by tomed to the'use of edged tools. I livery window should not b« op«»Mr: Timmons thinks this relic is very old. His opinion.is as good or better, than ours,-but,'basing our guess on the size'of the openings carved for the spectacle lenses and frame, _ the glasses for which the case was made were prescribed not too" long ago; perhaps not more than forty years, give or take five years or so. . That, of course, is only a guess. But readers who can recall, the type of glasses worn sixty years ago, or more, will remember that the' lenses were a great deal smaller than the type we see today. • We're like Mr. Timmons: How. in the. dickens did that home-made spectacle case get into that abandoned cemetery? * * * BEFORE THE DAYS of free mail delivery everybody had to go, or'send, to the postoffice for >his mail. There <was a delivery clerk on duty at the delivery window at all hours that the office was open. Then, as now, there were lock boxes, to which the renter carried a key. All mail addressed to' the box renter was placed in the lock box, and could.be taken out by anyone who had the key. For many years it was the custom for the delivery clerk to be at his window, at stated periods on Sunday mornings. Even after carriers began to deliver mail in town many postoffice patrons insisted thaf; there be some one on .hand to deliver mail at'the General Delivery window on Sunday forenoons. .As late as 1907 Robert Manders, who had held that position for more years than this writer can.remember, was at the General Delivery window every Sunday morning between the hours of 9 and 10. A lot of citizens took the matter almost as seriously as a deprivation of a constitutional right when the Postoffice. Depart- ed -on Sunday. AT LEAST ONCE each weeK one of the local papers printed a list of letters-uncalled for during the previous'week. Sometimes the list would, be a long one. We counted seventy-four names in one of those lists. We've -wondered whether the paper -received pay for printing those lists, or whether they did it as a public service. ' The present postoffice building had been in use several years before Sunday service was discontinued. KILLS f OR MIR WlfE'SSWOR W/THSHOTGUW MUNCEE, Ind. W — A factory worker shot and killed his ex- wife's suitor shortly before Friday midnight aftpr police said he threatened, the woman and her mother. William Davis, 29, Rt. 6, Muncie, as held on a preliminary charge of murder in 'the shotgun slaying of Donald A. Tensfeldt, 28, Teha- fly, N. J. State Trooper James Butler gave this account of the shootings: Tensfeldt, driver for tine Chicago Express Freight Co., stopped at Daleville i.ear here to visit Mrs. Davis,' who recently divorced .her husband. 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