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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 21

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, October 6, 1957
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1957. THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPORT, INDIANA PAGE TWENTY-ONE America Most-Discovered _> r , Place In History; Chris * i . Beaten Here by Chinaman? By TOM HENSHAW • AP Writer If you can believe the legends, America must have been the most discovered new world on record by-the time Christopher Columbus set foot on it. Obscure and curious histories, covered with, the dust of time, tell how the men of half a dozen primitive nations found this remarkable land beyond the sea. There were Norse, Irish, Welsh—even Chinese and Arabs. The country must have been well on 'its way to the melting pot it later was to become. Despite what is set down here, of course, there are those who will insist on celebrating Columbus Day next Saturday. Many will be pretty adamant about it. They may even question what they read here. ' ^ _ . Even so, let's take a look at some of the fascinating accounts of what happened before 1492: "He was blown about by the norm and he saw lands he did r-ot expect to see and he found there self-smvn fields of wheat and grapev'nes. . . ." first was a Buddhis*. priest, Hoei- shm. The Chinese yearbooks of the the year 499 to Fusang, a wonderful country 15,000 to 20,000 li east j of Tahan. The most wonderful thing about the olace was the Fusang tree, country where the natives differed from those he had ever seen.(and) all things were strange and new." The prince set up a colony, imported more settlers from Wales and, say the songs, "They fol- of the land son and how, tossed by storm, he found a new land across the western sea and named it "Vinland" for the grapes that gnrew there. Have Ring Of Truth The sagas of Iceland and Greenland are rich in the fancy of the •medieval. m.'hd. Yet there is a emotions of tue thoroughly human people who live and die on their pages. ' The sagas tell of Norse explorations and attempts to colonize kept the civilized inhabitants of ftisang in clolJiing and writing pa- Strained theory has placed Fu- sang in California or Mexico — strained becuuse of ths • value of the fifth century *i in 20th century miles is 'uncertain and, besides, Tahan is about'as easily locatable as the land of Oz. Irish Here Then There were Irish monks of an obscure CuJdee order hiding on "Dark men and ugly, with un- kem.pt-hair on their heads." There was Leif's ' brother, the 1-1V.'14O Wi»W MfcWV»**»M lifcJ «•** W»--W--" — M i , 111 it_ Vinland and how they were foiled' the fnn S es (vnc Vmlant * when the by the savnge native Skrellings- * orse ca ' me - lf ^ ^ , beb . eve ac yarn spun around a collection of csvelike stcne structures found in New England. The Culiees, primitive Christians fleeing the pagan Vikings, established their community more than 500 years oefore Columbus, or so the story goes. And don't the Norse sagas make casual refer'mce to 'Irland-it-Mik- irgs and buriod on a Vmland /cape "with a cross at my head and a cross at my feet and you shall call the cape Crossness." And it was done. lowed ; the manners they came to." That was indeed an unfortunate ihing to say "Saucers" Of Period In the 18th and 19th centuries, tribes of light-skinned, fair-haired Weish Indians began-sprouting like spring crocuses all over North America.' They were the flying saucers of their day, always around the next bend in the river or just beyond the next foothill. The.last-bend in the river was rounded and the last foothill scaled before the wi]l-o'-the-wisp Welsh Indians found their place, in the realm of dragons, mermaids and the Cardiff giant. Amazingly detailed theornes of discovery also have been built upon such foundations as these: An 1818 history book mentions in passing that John Vaz Costa Cortereal, a Portuguese navigator of som e repute, "discovered the Terra de Baccalhaos (Land of Codfish), aftrwards called New- There was the .heroic ThorfuMa" or Great Ireland, scarcely a Korlsefni, whose son Snorri was born in Vinlsnd, but whose colony gsve up after three stubborn years because "they would always live it! terror and turmoil of those already living 'here." ___• On e fascinating story, heavy in conjecture, about Ncrse wanderings 14th century in America has been woven around a strange tower in Newport, R.I., and a message in stone found in Kensington, Minn. The Newport tower, a glowering stone structure on a hill overlooking the sea, quite possibly was a colonial grist mill, although what colonist built it and when is not known. A more glamorous theory is that it was a fortified Norse church, the base for an ambitious expedition "that reached the wilds of Minnesota 130 years before Columbus. Last Testament? The Kensington stone, carved \vith angry Skrellings buzzing about, is theorized to be the last testament of that expedition as members awaited massacre without e.arfMy hope deep in the heart oi the unknown. The message -concludes with the moving plea:.. "AVM (Ave~Virgo Maria) save us from evil. ... In the year of our Lord 1362." Long before the Norse, other peoples 'ere visiting the shores of America. At-least they were in tne world of fancy. One of the blarney stone's throw from Vinland, where "people .wore white clothes, uttered loud cries, - and carried poles with banners on them?" A St -Patrick's Day parade, for sure. Even before the Culdees, another Irishman, St. Brendan of Clon- fort, was .examining "the most wonderful things" on an island across the western sea. The year w.as 565. Belief in SI. Brendan's fabulous isle was so strong in the Middle Ages that, even years after Columbus, no map of the Western world was complete without it. K was liable to pop up most anywhere from pole to pole. Not to be outdone by Irishmen, the Welsh of song and story also discovered America. And, unwittingly, the> led the -American frontier on one of its merriest chases. Estate To Fight For , • The story began in' 1170 with the death of Owen G-wynedd, hero- prince of North Wales. Owen, it is said, left behind four sons and a principality for them to fight over. One turned down the throne. 1-wo had a go at civil war. The fourth, Madoc, packed his gear •and sailed into the setting sun. The fact that Owen never bad, or never admitted to, a son named Madoc has never bothered the theorists. Anyhow, as the Welsh bards sing, Madoc "came to an unknown foundland in 1463 or 1464, A Spanish historian, writing in 1553, notes idly that "the people of Norway have also been there (Labrador) with- the pilot Jehan Scolve," or John Skolnus, a Pole. The date was 1476 or -1477. Eight Arabs sailed west from Lisbon in the 12th century and, say. the Arab geographers, they came upon a land where the natives had red skin and straight black hair. Discovered In 743!! A globe of the world, made in 1492, locates a Western isle called 'A-ntillia," and explains it was discovered in 743 by the Archbishop of Oporto, who built there seven cities. The Spaniard Coronado was looking for them when he explored the American Southwest. And, in 1488, the French navigator Cousin of Dieppe, blown across the „ Atlantic by the customary s'orm made a landing at the mouth of wide river, identified hopefully as the Amazon. The voyage of Cousin is of particular note because one of his men was a fellow named Pineon, and weren't there two Pinzons who later sailed west with a Genoese named Columbus? But who is this-Columbus? And what did he ever discover that was new anyway? THE GOLDEN YEARS A Widow Faces Up To Life—And Wins B"y THOMAS COLLINS Many men who are now of retirement age have little to' leave their wives except a few dollars in insurance and a mortgaged house. Perhaps you. are one of these. If you are, you may want to leave this story among your private papers in 'the desk. -: It is the case history of a widow. The widow, Mrs. Ethel Bronson; was 62 when her husband. died in June of 1956. He was' 63 at the time, was still working, and was making a little over $500 a month. Mrs. Bronson went through the valley much as any other . wife 'Would who had suddenly lost a partner of. 38 years. And as the grief eased in the weeks that followed she faced up to her future. "There' was a terrible void," she says, "but I was bewildered, too. A good husband who takes care of things doesn't leave his wife equipped to handle the mechanics of living alone in the city. I wasn't even sure I knew how to pay the light bill Complete Resources She had these resources: a $5,000 life insurance policy which her husband had proyided would be paid to her over five years at $85 a month; .a $2,000 life insurance policy with his company which would be paid to her in cash; Social Security of $41 a month; and a substantial three-bedroom house. The balance due on the mortgage was about $4,300 which they had been paying off at $90 a month.' Improved Process 4 For Color Pictures In Newspapers Used ROCHESTER, VY. (UP) - An improved technique for production: of colored photographs for newspapers has been developed by the Eastman Kodak Co., it was announced Friday. The system was used for the first Mme this week in taking pictures of the. World Series for publication in the -Milwaukee Journal H involves use of a new experimental panchromatic-paper and a recently introduced color negative film, "called'Kodak Ektacolor-Tye S. Use- of these materiels simplifies the production of "separation prints" froip which the required three photo engraved printing planes, are made Within two hours after Milwau- ^kee -photographers snapped action pictures of the first two games between the Yankees and Braves si Yankee Stadium, the photos v/ere in the newspaper's engraving department. After a two-hour plate making process, 'the presses were ready to roll. A similar technique, which re- 'eed from four hours to two hours the time required to process colored piety res, wa-f first used by the news pictures division of United Pr«ss to provide' -color coverage of President Eisenhower's inauguration T/'mbe/Me's has Christmas Cards in Boxed Assortments Cards for every taste and budget . -. . religious cards, cards by famous artists and writers such as Steinberg, Norman Rockwell, and Norman Vincent Peale. There are family cards and modern or traditional designs. See our selection of Hallmark Boxed Assortments today. Box Assortments Personal Imprinted 30 Different Assortments 59c, 79c, B9c, $1.00, $1.50 $1.98, $2.00, $2.50. Cellophane Packs 12 Cards 29c, and 49e Cards Books To M A Choose From ft V ji/For JJM.Jw up to 25 F or $19.75 Everything you look for in Christmas Cards you will find in our selection— i"Buy your Christmas Cards Now while our stock is complete." Titnberlake's Gift Shop "Your Christmas Card Headquarters" CHEF WAS HURT NEWTON, Corm.—Unemployment 'ompensation Commissioner John Arcudi refused benefits to a chef who was fired and later declined an offer to have .his job "back. Ar- udi granted that the chef's "artistic temperament was cut to the quick" after being accused of the "heinous crime of introducing noodles into French onion soup." . Two County Bridges Opened To Traffic Both the Adamsboro bridge and the bridge on the South river road which have been closed to traffic were re-opened late Saturday afternoon. Repair and paving of the two bridges has been underway under the direction of Elmer Shuman, Cass county highway superintendent. The Adamsboro bridge has been closed for the past three weeks and traffic has been barred over the South River road bridge for the past week. ' BULOYA DIAMOND PRISCII.LA MAKE THIS A DIAMOND CHRISTMAS! Price Includes fed. Tat 2 sparkling diamonds in an enchanting settlnij. 17 jewels, lifetime unbreakable "mainspring. $3975 JEWELERS 526 i RO AD WAY TIPPED HIMSELF ROCKY HILL, Conn. — Service station attendant Marco Zanetti wasn't impressed with' the generosity of a motorist who settled a $1.55 bill with $2 and said "keep the change." Zanetti discovered that the motorist had relieved the cash register of $83. THE EVIDENCE FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Police who found a shoe at a burglarized service station later arrested the 15- year-old culprit whom they spotted driving a truck, with a bare foot dangling out a window. ATTRACTION . BOSTON—On boards covering a shattered plate-glass window, the Boston Five Cents Savings Bank had these' words -painted: "Proof of the attraction of savings. "A wayward auto hit us here." Arkansas leads the nation in the production of red gum, oak ar.d hickory lumber. Complete Selection of NOW ON DISPLAY —ALSO— Many books from which to choose. Prfced from 50 ,„ $1.75 .. Buy Now While Selections Are Complete HIATTS Next To Logan Theatre "Out of our checking account and savings," she says, "I cleared up the funeral . expenses and had around $400 in cash left. Then I come and live with them," she says, "and in the confusion of trying to-figure everything out I came very close to giving up and going. : "But I didn't want to live with my children. And anyway, this house.had been my husband and had two weeks of my husband's salary, which the company pays in case of "death, and I had two weeks vacation- salary, which the company also gives . . ." -Her total: $3,000 -and $126 a month for five years, then $41 a month. "My children insisted that I me. In it were treasured. .things we both' had gathered over a lifetime. It would be wrong to let all this go. And it'would surely go,- all at once or in'dribbles, if I went".to live with my children;" Mrs. Bronson took $1,500 of her cash/and applied it as an advance payment on the mortgage. At $90 a month, this would carry her more than a year and give her time to work things out. Takes Job Then she went downtown and got a job as a counter clerk in a small department store. "It wasn't a big problem. Older women can find this kind of- job if they'll look. The only trouble is your children, who think it's scandalous. . "But I found working a horrible experience. I gave up my first job and got another one, thinking matters would get better. They didn't. I still had to stand on my feet all day. I still had to go every day. That's bad for a woman my age who never worked before ..." Mrs. Bronson then turned to her two idle bedrooms. She decorated them, then put a want ad in the paper asking for roomers. In two weeks both rooms had been rented to women. "But. women aren't good roomers," she says. "They're too much work and bother." When one of the women left after several months, she advertised for a man roomer. A man and woman didn't work, either, she found.. She had-to stay home as chaperon. Finally she was able to get -two men. "I serve them no meals, but on Saturday and Sunday I give them the run of the kitchen," she says. "I charge them $40 a month each. '• "I do extra things for them. •They do extra little things for me around the house. They are protection to me and to the house —•I come and go as I want. And of course they are nice or I would ask them to go and get somebody else . . ." . Mrs. Bronson is applying her $80 a month room money to the mortgage, and using her $126 a month to live on. Before her $85 a month is used up .she intends to have the house paid for. And she's still holding $1,500 for a rainy day. (Copyright. 1957, General Features Corp.) Mrs. Cleo Fellers Dies At Hospital Mrs. Cleo Fellers, 64, of 300% North street, passed^away at 12:15 a. m. Saturday at Memorial hospital, following a lingering illness. Born on June 14, 1893 in Hartford City, she was. the daughter of John and Elsie Bolner Glancy. The deceased, a cook at Trucker's Paradise, was a member of the St. Luke church and the Ladies Auxiliary -of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Surviving are: the husband; George; three daughters, Miss Phyllis Fellers., Mrs. Maxine Shively and Mrs. Elsie Williams, all of Logansport; three sons, Harold, David and Roy, of this city; 19 grandchildren and two great grandchildren; two brothers, Charles Glancy, of Akron and Harry Glancy, of Cincinnati. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Monday at the Chase- Miller chapel with the Rev. Walter Davis in charge. Burial will be made in Mount Hope cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. Read the Classified Ads CREPE DRESSES AH new fall patterns and styles. A dress to suit any taste. Half sizes. S3.95 to $9.95 STOLES No ladies wardrobe is complete without one of these popular garments. Choose from dacron, wool or nylon. White, pink, blue, maize and bfack. 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