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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27,1957 THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPORT, INDIANA 1 nnaM^nnDT DUD HP LUuMhoruKi TUDLlu PAGE SEVEN This Changing World Cass County Historical Society By WILL BALL Part 470 We're always looking for old photographs of local scenes or'people; the latter either as individuals or groups. ^.We asked for old school groups a week or so ago, and got a lot of them,' of both the city and county schools', dating as far back as 1882; seventy-five years ago. Readers of the column saw a few of these two weeks ago; there'll •be more later on. The one appearing at the head of the column today is, as one can see, not a school gpoup; ra- thec it is one of a group of Court House officials, and the grandsons of one of them, plus a grown-, up whom we are unable to identify. | Perhaps some reader can tell usj who he is. . The photo was brought in by Mrs. Floyd O'-Neill, nee Stanley who furnished the identification. The photo was made in front o what was then the newentrance to the Court House, This entrance was finished in 1888, so it coukkf'i have, been made earlier than thai year. We have a feeling that il was made late in the season; notice that all the men are fully clothed, with vests buttoned; even two of ilihe men have .their coats buttoned. if it had been very warm vests •would have been open, might even have been left off, for men went •without vests in hot weather then just as they do now, even though they were supposed to be fully and formally attired. 'And these men are fully dressed for street appearance. The high "plug" hats prove that. The one at the extreme'left, in the front; was silk,..as was the one at the right on the second step. The one at the right, on the sidewalk, looks like cotton;' we never saw the man, so don't .know what sort he wore. We were very familiar with the other two, and know that they always wore the shiny silk toppers. The man at the left, with his right hand in the Napoleon-like pose, is Maurice Winfield, Judge of the Circuit court. He was an able lawyer, and, we understand, made a competent judge. His home was at 719 East Market, now a'motel, so-called, although most institutions. bearing that title are located out of town. .His knee- lengith coat was the x type quite commonly worn lay business and professional men. _ Judge Winfield's coat, as well as the rest of his suit, was undoubtedly tailor-made. It is doubtful if such a coat could have been bought "hand-me-down," from, any of the clothing stores around town; certainly a man of the Judge's standing wouldn't nave had .the nerve to ask Eh" Greensfelder, or Martin Frank; or Otto Kraus, or Jordan Hecht, to sell him a coat off their shelves. -He would-have gone to Joe Craig, or Frank Earwood; or Jacob Herz, or any other of the dozen or more tailor shops that catered to the male population of Logansport. But notice, that the man who made that coat did a poor job, or that the Judge was careless; perhaps his hand thrust in the front caused the bottom hems to •hang as they do, and the coat to wrinkle across 'the- chest. We don't know the man.standing next :to the Judge; neither did Mrs. O'Neill. Perhaps 'some reader .will recognize" him. This writer has seen him many times, but cannot at this late date attach a name to his'face. Next to him is John W. McGreevy, Prosecuting Attorney, a tall, sandy-haired. Irishman, who, at that time, lived at 400 High street in-a two-story frame house that has given way to a parking lot A year or two later Mr. McGreevy .moved to 115 7th, where he spent the rest of his active life. Notice the way his coat hangs; no wrinkles there. • Standing'next to John McGreevy is Charles Graffis, uncle of George Graffis, the shoe store man. Charley was the father of Will Graffis, whom we'told about a week or two ago using his.fa- ther's horse clippers to give all the West Side neighborhood kids close hair cuts. Notice the way Charley's coat collar, fits. More than likely he had under that collar a steel spring made to hold coat collars "just so". Chafles was Deputy County Auditor about that time. He was .son-in-law of the big man on his left, James Stanley, Sheriff-elect. Stanlay had been Sheriff seyer- .al years .before, at the time of the notorious Bill and Amer Green affair, that culminated in the lynching of Amer \Green jusf 'the Carroll County line a married" Will Graffis, son of Charles, and the amateur hair-cutter. .We don't know whether Flanagan held any official position, at that time. At one-time, we believe, he was a constable. Flanagan 1 lived in the old KIopp house on Michigan Avenue which we wrote up at length 'a year or tvyo ago. when Donald Roberts wrecked it. It was a station on the Underground Railway before the Civil War. Flanagan's coat, the lower part of it not visible :in the picture, was always the knee- length kind, such as Judge Winfield and John McGreevy. have on. That's the kind he always wore, that and the silk hat. The bald-head, with a different kind of knee-length coat, is John R. Fox, He held various positions around the Court House. At. about the time the picture was made he was Deputy Treasurer. He was a man of high" character. Later he, and a sister, Mame, tioneerl His daughter, Florence,.'moved to Chicago. A few years few years before this picture was taken. It was James Stanley's son, "Buck", who brought the Greens back from Texas, or wherever in the wild and wooly west they were captured. Amer was taken from the Carroll County jail in Delphi to be hung. Mrs. O'Neill, donor of this picture, is a grand-daughter of James Stanley, Her mother died when she was a child, and her mother's sister, and her husband, Mr, .and Mrs. Charles Graffis, adopted her. She had a younger brother, the little fellow next to the Sheriff-elect in the picture. Standing on the step above Jimmy is .Horace (Hod) Stanley, his cousm, son of Buck Stanley, the man who brought back the Greens. Hod was about the same .age as this writer; we were friends for years. The .bearded man with the plug j hat is I George W. Flanagan, auc- With Masks Sizes S-M-L Children's Dept.—1st Floor after they went there a county treasurer in one of the" northern Illinois counties defaulted., Attorney Tom Peden, a Logansport native, then prominent in Illinois affairs, secured Fox's appointment to serve the unexpired term, and he was re-elected. The man at Fox's right is. Char.- les W. Fisk', abstractor, "for-;many years. He' also served in. some elective offices. At about the time ;his picture 'was made he was County Clerk. If our> memory is- right, he married rather late in ,ife, finding -his wife in the East. He bought the brick on. the northwest corner of 10th .and North, 'ixing it up in tip-top shape for lis bride. Among other conveni- in-ces he had two young men, Fay Chappelow and Paul Scott, Lo- [ansport's. 1 - first electrical; contractors, ..install electric bells .at front and rear doors, the rear door be- .ng near the.sidewalk on 10th. The neighborhood kids kept the maid 3usy answering that rear door bell, only' to find nobody in, sight when she , got. .there. This writer knows! .Gaorge"'Stanley, son of the Sheriff-elect;-.is at the left end in the second row. . The second bearded man is John chwerdman, Deputy County Clerk about the time we've been discussing. He also Billed'a good .many appointive jobs around the Court House. Note that he and .'Charley S-raffis are wearing what we used to cail "stiff" hats, although they were no stiffer than the silk plugs hat ' adorned Judge Winfield, George Flanagan and the Sheriff- elect. "Derby", was. perhaps the correct name. The English call them "Bowlers". We believe they are still worn over there. Notice the trouser legs on those five men in the front row. Not a crease in a one. And those men were well dressed. M least three of the five, Judge Winfield, John McGreevy and Charley Graffis had all their garments' made by a tailor, and took good care of them. But no one wore creased pants. If a man bought pants "hand. - me - down" the creases showed thiait the garment had lain on the shelf, folded. So the first thing he did when'he got home was to have' ma heat" her flat-irons \ on the kitchen stove and, press the creases out. • . ' .' It would be interesting to trace ;he descendants of this - group. There aren't a great many. Judge Winfield had one son, killed in an automobile accident" many years ago. He had. one or two children who lived in Lafayette. McGreevy, we believe, was childless. Graffis had a son and a daughter or two; n addition to Mrs. O'Neill, whom he f adopted. All have . children, scattered, • except Don and Lynn O'Neill, local- attorneys. The Stan- eys we know' nothing about. George Flanagan's two' • daughters and one "of bis sons had children, also scattered. "Mrs. Walter Long s a daughter of George, junior John Schwe-rdman has one granddaughter, Mrs. Uo-ven Ly-on. John Fox never married, and Charley Fisk, we believe, died childless. If you -have any^ old pictures send them in. Average Salary For Teachers In Local Schools Is $5,256 Negroes Attend Class Without Army Escort LITTLE ROCK, Ark. ('UP) The nine Negro students at integrated Central High School reported for classes-today for the first time without a military escort. 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Those . with a master's degree ' earn from $100 to $250 more each year, .based on-their length of service. -The highest salary than can be earned by a teacher with no degree is $4,300 after 15 years of service. Sharp said there are only a few non-degree teachers in the system. They are novy hired only as an emergency measure. Experience in' other schools is accepted up to a total of eight years, Sharp said. In other words, if a teacher came to Logansport with eleven years' experience elsewhere, his salary here would begin at the eighth year level. Teachers > with' special duties, such as department heads or athletic coaches, receive extra com- pensation in addition to the base salary. This extra pay varies. from the $25 received annually by the grade school track coach to the $1,350 paid to the head coach of the. football team. Department heads earn an extra $100 annually. The basketball coach earns an extra $1,200, while the baseball and track coaches each receive an additional $550. The director of the senior play gets an extra $100, as do other teachers assigned extra-curricular duties. In addition, teachers who take college courses during the year are given extra pay. For two "semester hours of credit earned in an extension class between Sept. 1, 1957 and Aug. 31, 1958, an extra $50 will be paid. The payment is doubled if the-credit is earned in regular campus classes. Burnet t sw/fe BORNETTSVILLE—Mrs. Winifred Troxel is spending a few days in Chicago. Mrs. Don Heiny, Headlee, and Mrs. Basil Kestle, pf Monticello, called Tuesday afternoon on Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brecftbiel.. The Jacksocette club met at the home of Mrs. Ronald Brechiel Monday evening. ' C. M. Mertz and Mr. and Mrs, Harold Metz, of Logansport, visited relatives in South Bend Sunday. ' Mr. and Mrs, James Maddock and family were Sunday dinner guests of Mrs. Nellie Billing- at Maville. Mr. and Mrs. Galen Davidson entertained their Sunday school class at a Halloween party Wednesday evening. 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