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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 3

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20,1957 THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPORT, INDIANA PAGE THREE This Changing World PART 466 Cass County Historical Society By WILL BALL This week's story begins the tenth year for the column, and last Friday, October 18, concluded the writer's 80th year. We don't, know how much longer we will'keep the column going. A couple of factors are to be considered; first, how long the Keaper will stay his hand; ' second, how long the publisher will find room for it. There is-not, and never will^be, a dearth of material; that is inexhaustible. Somewhere along the years we've lost count. Instead of the serial number that heads the column today, four more should be added. The number • should be 470. "So don't be_surprised next week if we jump ahead a few numbers. We'll simply be trying to catch up. WE NOTICE IN THE paper that the money collected by the ambitious, young man who has been making unorthodox use of his college training in passing "hot" checks, is to be returned to the trusting , souls who cashed said checks. That, of course, is as it should be. _ • " During the last 'week or two, while looking for some data that still eludes us, we found the account of a bank defaulter who operated in Logansport seventy- five years ago. The cashier, a popular local young man, developed the habit of patronizing John, Condon's gambling establishment where he was a consistent loser To provide funds to = finance his gaming, he did like a good many others in his position; took a por tion of the abundant cash tha flowed' through his j hands every day. ONE DAY HE TOOK a westbound Wabash train, telling a friend who was on .the. same train that he .was'going to'Delphi. He didr/t get off there, though, saying he had changed his mind, and would go on to Lafayette. Arrived at that town, he got off and, it developed later, bought a ticket to St. Louis. A couple of weeks later a Logansport man wrote friends here from Hot Springs, Ark., that he had seen the missing man there, •but; not knowing of his sudden disappearance here, thought little of it; Officials of the Logansport National Bank, of which he had been cashier, said, they "couldn't understand why he had acted as he did; everything was all right at the bank. No funds were missing. HOWEVER, AN AUDIT a few weeks later developed a shortage of $15,000, which was later' in• creased to $17,000. Several.months afterward the I young man was picked up in At anta, Georgia, and returned, under arrest, first to Indianapolis hen to Logansport. In the mean ime the bank learned that .his bond, given to protect the bank against loss by reason of his "-default, had disappeared. It was never found. He apparently had destroyed it, and, when questioned, refused to reveal the names of the persons who had signed it. The sank,'' therefore, was without recourse, unless the signers voluntarily admitted their responsibility. So far as. we -know, they never did. THE DEFAULTER did tell ,how he got away with the money. As cash accumulated in the bank above a certain , amount, it AV the custom to send the.excess, by express, to a correspondent bank in Chicago. This enterprising cash ier would make up a report, 'show ing the shipment of a given amount, and actually prepare dummy package, which he would take, apparently, to the express of fice. The actual shortage of cash therefore, didn't appear ,in the lo cal bank; it showed up later in the correspondent bank in Chicago A casual check here showed. tha the cash balanced with the books UW/CFf Posfers Made Up By Girl Scouts By DELOS SMITH United Press Scienc e Editor . NEW YORK .(UP) A study' of chronic garriolers has drawn • the r inclusion, chat 'they invariably THE DEFAULTING cashier di< tell what had happened to th' missing money. Whenever he woul visit the Condon establishment which, we've been told, was locate on the second floor of the Tommj Nichols saloon at 300 Broadway he didn't play any game him self; he'd hand the money _ t Condon, who would play it. for him At least that's. what he tol after he 'was brought back to Lo gansport. We have no first-han personal knowledge of the operatic of games of chance, so simply re peat what appeared in the Logans port Journal in the summer of 188.2. ' THERE SEEMS to have been a legal point of some sort involved in the exact procedure followed by Condon and the cashier that, laid Condom liable, and the bank directors sued ' Condon for the entire amount of the shortage, $17,000. We're not sure, but we believe the case never came to trial. Some. time after- the cashier was brought back to Lo'gansport it was -brought out that he had been discharged before he left Logansport. No reason was given by the bank officials for the earlier statement that they knew of no reason for the young man having 'Girl Scouts shown abo'veare making special: UNICEF posters which will be placed in windows and public places throughout the county. Mrs, Carver, Scout leader, was in charge of the poster-making, and Mrs. Bernell Combs is chairman of poster distribution. Key women in all the participating churches are urged to publicize UNICEF.night through their bulletins- and news letters. . The U. N. Children's Fund (U-NICEF) is headed locally by left town, and that every thing, was in order in the bank's affairs. THE CASHIER LEFT town early in the summer of 1882. The total shortage, as reported in the Journal, was $17,000, no inconsiderable sum, for those days, but apparently not enough to wreck a bank, and udging by the articles that this vriter read, no one had any fears lat the bank was in danger be- ause of the incident. However, uring the following year,, 1883, he bank reorganized, with virtual- y the same stockholders and direc- ors, as the First National Bank. The defaulting cashier was tried, ound guilty, and received a prison entence, which he served. He re- urned io Logansport at the termination of his imprisonment. mm SllOgs Enjoy the most thrilling pictures in alt photography! KODAK POHY 135 Gift outfit for makmg-and'showi,g color slides Capable Pony Camera to make your slides . . . superbly styled Kodak 300 Projector with Readymatic Changer to show them. Camera has f/3.5 lens, 1/300 shutter, jiffy loading, "color- marked" settings. Projector is ultra-portable, compact, etfi- <r*nt ... a revolutionary advance in slide projection. AUFOR Quick Film Service «C- 524 East Broadway Phone 4444 ANOTHER PECULIARITY in the ewspaper accounts of this affair s that nothing was said about the ashler's family, although he was married' and the father of an itr- ant son. His mother and several isters lived here. His father had ied here not long before his flight. U of his family were highgrade eople. x John Condon, the gambler, sup- osedly the man responsible^for he cashier's downfall, at one time ad a barber-shop, located, we've een told, on Broadway near the burdock Hotel, although we've no efinite information concerning its xact location. A card game was enerally in progress .in a back oom. Tommy Nichols had a saloon omewhere in the same vicinity nd it's likely that Condon's card ame went with Nichols when he moved to the corner of 3rd anc Broadway, where'the Standard Oil Service Station-is now. The saloon occupied the ground floor of a small, two-story brick; DiPEND ON YOUR PHARMACIST for Professional Health Services .• Stock up novy oh your day-by-day health needs-from our large stock of vfirst-aid supplies and pharma- ce.uticals. Mrs. Floyd Foreman, who has announced the official UNICEF half pint milk cartons, furnished as a community service by Ray's Creamery, have been distributed to the churches.of the comrnun- ity. whose church schools are taking part" -in the UNICEF drive which" is .planned for Tuesday, October 29th, from 5 till 8 p.m. At that time children in Hallowe'en costumes 'will go dobr-to-door in their neighborhood collecting coins for the fund. Mrs. Foreman stated the milk cartons would be banded with —. : ion to the elaborate descriptions jf the feminine • costumes"; very much like the ones we read today, and the list of guests, there was always a complete Uist of the wedding presents, with the names of he donors, and, quite^frequently, a hint—sometimes-a.broad hint- as to-the value of the gift. These ists were so voluminous, sometimes, that they were set in smaller type, and even so, -occupied several .inches of space in the wider column that were used then. THAT CUSTOM SEEMED to be dying out in the late issues of .1882. We noted the account of the marriage of. George W. Seybold and Alice Whitmore in August or September of that year, and while the orange bearing UNICEF letters and each child would be wearin an. official UNICEF tag. . Mrs. Bruce' Buchanan is chair man of, collections and Mrs. Hor tense Stoughton treasurer. The fund is dedicated to th welfare of children all over th world. Locally the UNICEF is sponsore by the • Logansport' Council United Church Women. . Last year this project brough forth $400.00 to be used for food and| medicines for children of countries that would otherwise suffer. A Child's Prayer Says Dyed-In- Wool Gambler Suffer "Dangerous Neuroris" ties, and conscience prevents them I infancy when all his desires, were from reverting Ofter-children-be-1automatically fulfilled, come neurotics and seek the pies-i "There can be no neurotic ag- ure unconsciously and in disguised gression 'without guilt," Bergler ways, in efforts, to get "it past, their. consciences. But conscience .isn't ..ui.ii««m "->-. --V •-•----::•' consciences. But conscience .isn t amble not ro wm : butto lose. This Mle d neurotics pay fcae ir ed to a s&^ond. conclusion wtachl, _ . _:__,„. ., = *A was that they are-sick, people suf-' ering from "a dangerous neuro- " " ' Edmund Bergler, psycho- is. heavy penalty of inner guilt. Seeks to Disprove s o e ( — ,- ----- The "real" gambler, Bergler , outside world* continued in his newly published | ' ' said. ."This guilt is, expiated., by self • punishment In the case of the gambler, this, takes the form of an unconiscioui desire to lose and a wish to be rejectee by th« fefe^tf &T5rtST« & fox Wed By Train -i«wu-riouui>ju uu , -siiii.-ewftk TW to orove --**..• *•!.•__ n Kiguished -ui Ms study. 'between 'real gamblers .and the "Sunday ype" who' gamble occasionally, :asuially' and trivially.' The "real" -gambler, . he.: continued, has oharaoteristics -which' 'aire so proi'DUfflced th«y can: not be mistaken. Tn'ese are: York,) is 'still-' seeking to prove wrong*! tie parental figures who tried to force him to. give U P his of being all-r>owerful." He emphasized the "real" gambler's unshakable though unconscious belief in his own all-powerfulness "Just like child, he ex- llSiaKfMl. lircac ai-c. • • - " 1 Gahlblin 0 is "a typical chron- pects that he will win because he c 'and repetitive experience." 2, wants to win. When a gambler ' ' • -" •-!»--- :~*o~ places N his stake on a card or a color or a niimber h e is not act- r TDathologioaUy'' ; "aptirnisbic about ing like a p3rson who has'adapted IS, U/ever learns from las-- himself to reality. He is 'ordering Binning but :iiever learns from losing. 4 .• He .oannot stop when he is winning'' - 5. '. He 'eventually risks mor e -than be eao" afford to lose. 6. He "seeks -and enjoys an enig- the next Card to win for him, in the complete illusion that he is omnipotent Mentally he has .regressed to the earlier period im matic thrill ally explained." cannot be logic- reporter spread himself oyer the affair nothing was. said about the gifts.' We're moved to comment again about the unusual beauty of the autumn foliage. It seems to become more gorgeous every time we look out. . There is a sweet gum in the yard at 4i6 Ninth, next door ; to St. James parsonage. The tree itself isn't so attractive; 'that is, it is getting old, and' losing whatever attractiveness it may have had when younger and more shapely, yet the foliage has all the beauty which that variety displays at this season. EVERY.COLOR FROM a royal purple, through the reds, the tans to orange and yellow, all'these are to be found. That one specimen is the only sweet'gum of which the writer has knowledge so far north. From In dianapolis south they are verj common but we' never saw one around here-until a friend told u ondon's rooms, we understand, were on the second .floor, with the entrance at the east end of the wilding, on Broadway. CONDON BECAME quite a big shot among'his class. He went to Chicago, where for several years he. was wejl known. He lost .his sight, and passed the latter years of his life' totally, blind. While he called Chicago his headquarters, he always looked on Logansport as home, we 'have been told. He bought a farm home for a member of his family,- pay-: ing for it in twenty dollar' gold pieces; something' like $20,000:' That -• must have been quite a pocket-full. • ; This writer never saw the man. ANOTHER ODDITY in the old newspapers we've been scanning for weeks was the way they used to write up the weddings. In addi- FOOT RELIEF GUARANTEED OR YOUR MONEY BACK about this one a few years ago. _ Are Sick - Bergier analyzed the "real"' gambler this way on, the basis'pf what he -found out : in 'studying gambler-patients: Very smaH children fancy themselves all-powerful. But they are driven to grow up, first,, by accepting the fact that ther e are realities outside themselves. Thus, they are required to give up> a tremendous pleasure — which they do most reluctantly. Normal children do largely .give ^ up the pleasure and accept reali Offo Claims Bounty Bounties on foxes killed in var- iiou.s manners and -methods have "been claimed at the office of county auditor, Richard W. Gohl, but the-Bounty, officer had a new style reported to him yesterday. This one was killed when hit by a train. '. It happened in Noble township on the Pennsylvania Railroad right of way. Hayden L. Otto, of Burnettsville, a railroad inspector, walking the'tracks'looking for^defects in rails and. ties, came upon; which he was, to all intents and purposes, omnipotent, that -is, to . , the fox shortly after the animal had been hit -by the train. He'filed the bounty claim for the : animal. _ confidential CASH LOANS quickly'. up to I COftPOHATION ' Open Wednesday Afternoon 226 S, Third St., iLogansport 2855 Winners of 75th Anniversary Oldest Receipt Contest 1st Prize—$15 ^ Merchandise Certificate (Receipt dated Aug. 9, 1895) AMY YOUNG, R. 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