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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 7

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, November 3, 1957
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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1957 THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPORT, INDIANA LOGANSPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY PAGE SEVEN Galveston Proud Of Fire Department Galveston's volunteer fire department lays claim to being one of the best equipped .in the state, and inspection of the equipment used by the group provides considerable evidence to support the claim. Believed to be the first volunteer department in the state to install three-way radio equipment in its station and trucks, the Galveston group also boasts complete oxygen equipment and an amplifier system by which volunteer firemen can be contacted at/home or work. • The three-way radio equipment Is now "old hat" to the Galveston volunteers, having been in use by -them for more than 10 .years The system, of proven value, allows communications between the station and trucks, and between the trucks, regardless of location. The range of contact by the ra dio system, operating on a fre quency assigned to the department by the Federal Communications Commission, extends well beyond the area served by the volunteers. Fire Chief Tom Spence, 'the Gal veston postmaster new serving his second term as chief of the department, points out that last year when the department answered a call for help at the Frances Slocum park near Peru, an estimated 25 miles from Galveston, reception between the trucks and the station was still good. All Radio-Equipped Chief Spence notes that Ihe three trucks is against lack of three-way radio equipment in all also -insurance communications with the trucks in event of a power failure, since two of the trucks could be dispatched on calls while the third remained outside the station to contact and direct ^them on other alarms without their returning to the station. Galveston's three trucks boast a total capacity of 4,000 gallons of water, with the two 'which answer all calls carrying 2,500. Newest of the trucks is a 1,000- gallon" high pressure pumper, purchased just a year ago for approximately $12,000. Accompanying the new truck on alarms is a 1,500- gallon pumper carrying both high pressure and conventional pumping equipment, which was obtained six years ago for about $18,000. Both trucks were made accord- Ing to specifications drawn up by the Galveston department, which went to great lengths to .obtain trucks best-suited for the department's needs. One feature of the older of the fnvo which sets it apart from other trucks is that all of the equipment and attachments are completely concealed from the weather except when the truck is in operation at the scene of a fire. Made Tank Truck The third, or reserve, truck is a 1,500-gallon rig with a conventional pump mounted on the front. The reserve truck was constructed by the firemen themselves in 1941 at a cost of only $1,200, which represented a saving of about $2,000. The reserve truck can pump water while in motion, as can the high pressure system on the other 1,500-gallon truck, giving maximum,'efficiency in fighting grass fires. • Chief Spence, with others, is a firm believer in high, pressure equipment. He . was instrumental in convincing- dther members of the department of the value of such equipment, and its performance has brought nearly unani- By THOMAS COLLINS , Set aside a little time tonight to take stock of your relationship with your children. And your children's children. It could be the making of your Golden Years. And if you fail to do it, it'could be the ruination of them. > ' - -• A married daughter this week -brought an indictment against retirement-age parents. She said some of'you are making a serious family mistake. Could she by any chance be YOUR daughter? "I would like to point out to lonely and neglected older parents," this daughter says, "one of the main reasons why their children don't come to see them. It is a thing that has torn very close families apart, turned sons and daughters into hurt strangers; and worst of all has put a cloak of silence on Galveston volunteer firemen are shown above outside the station with one of the three trucks operated by the. department. Earl Hicks is shown at the wheel of the 1,500-galIon pumper with, left to right, Bill Goldsberry, Bill Johnson and Don Kelly. . • - . (Staff Photo.) Heartburn? GET FAST RELIEF W/TH TUAJS •^ THEY NEVER OVER-ALKALIZE INSIST ON THE GENUINE I0c TUMS 5T11J. .[.WORTHAMILLIOM WHEN YOU NEED THEM mous .praise from Galveston residents. . Used almost exclusively for confined, or-inside, fires, the high pressure equipment is particularly 'desirable for rural fire departments, since it -uses less water, always at a premium, than conventional systems. , The amplifier system, installed by volunteer, firemen at an estimated saving of $2,000, includes two transmitters in the station and 16 .receivers in the stores and lomes of volunteer firemen. The ; irst' fireman arriving at the station when a fire alarm is turned in turns on the amplifiers and in a matter of seconds the units are warmed' up and ready to broadcast... Volunteers thus may be informed of where the fire is and how serious it appears. Separate Operation The transmitters operate separately, with eight speakers on each, so'that at least half of the firemen on the system will be notified if one of the units goes out. Speakers emit an eerie wallas the amplifiers warm up after being turned on, alerting firemen in their yards or waking them up if the alarm comes during the night, The oxygen equipment now in use includes an automatic inhalator-resuscitator -on the reserve truck at the station, and a light portable inhalator which is carried in a car ahead of trucks on alarms. The portable unit was donated to- the firemen by 'the Galveston Lions club. In addition, the department has an oxygen sy.pp'y Jimk, for refilling cylinders used by the inha- lat.Qrs, in the station. The firemen are now preparing to put a farm numbering system into effect. A master map for the system is being prepared and is expected to arrive at any time, after which numbering of the estimated 1,500 farms in the 133 square miles covered iy 'the department will begin. JThe"-' area includes all of Jackson township and Clay township of ~ Ho ward .'county; 'and half of Deer Creek township in Cass county, half of Deer-Creek in 1 Miami .county, a-hd half of Irvin in Howard county: Lions club , members will help firemen canvass farms for the sale .of the numbering signs in the near future. : " 22 Years On Department Chief Spence, at 43 a veteran of 22 years with the Galveston volunteers, -decries the loss of Galves- toa's telephone switchboard operator, who provided invaluable help on fire calls. 'Spence points out that the operator, who • was familiar with the Galveston area, always found out exactly where the fire was before callers could hang up, speeding the- arrival of firemen. Fire alarms are now reported by calling Galveston 2775, which rings six phpnes, one in the station, two in.stores and three.in the homes of firemen. None'of the five outside the station 'are more than a block from it, in downtown Galveston. . Firemen arriving first at the station sound a seven and one-half horsepower siren on the-Station to summon other firemen as well as using the amplifier system. A gong on the front of the station also sounds when the fire alarm phone number is dialed. Chief Spence reports that the worst mistakes made by persons reporting fires is failure to give adequate directions before hanging up, and reoorting the fire to more than one department. Spence said alarms should always be turned in to the individual's own department, which will summon help if it is needed. 24-Man. Limit The Galveston department, limited to 24 members, currently includes 21 men. Clark Lenon, retired undertaker, and Glen Lawrence, former chief and ex-town marshal now in charge of water purification at the Bunker Hill air base, are the oldest' veterans on the group with nearly 40 years service apiece. New members are placed on probation for a six-month period, after which they are accepted or rejected by the department. Members in addition to Spence, Lenon and Lawrence are Earl Hicks, the treasurer; Jim McCoy, secretary; John Ronk, assistant chief; Ed Nernegan, Richard Cunningham, William- Goldsberry, Bud Goodman, Darrell Goodier, Fred Goodier, Joe Grady, William Johnson, Ned Johnson 1 , Don Kelly, Ellsworth McClain, Ted McCoy, Dale Salmon;;, Wilbur Wisler and Wayne BaMer. WE GOLDEN YEARS Are You, Grandma, Showing Favoritism? twelve Mile TWELVE MILE.—The Bethlehem Methodist Women's Society of Christian.Service will meet Tues day evening, November 12 instead of the regular da'e. The meeting •will be at 7:30, at the home of Mrs, Margaret'Johnson. : Her assistants •will be L.tvonne Young .and. Frances Uleridc. Carol Wilson and Opal Champ wUl be in charge of the program. Corinth Women's Missionary Society will meet Wednesday evening, Nov. 6, with Mrs.. Gail Morrow. She will be assisted by Ethel Louthain and Carolyn Conrad. Dorothy Conrad will be leader. The 'heme will be "The Church in the World Today." EUB Ladies Aid will meet Friday afternoon, November 8, at ptti. instead of the regular date. Mrs. Divola Smith, hostess will be assisted by Mrs. Clara Hinkle and Catherine Stoner. Velma Hopkins will be devotional leader. Skinner Church Ladies Aid will observe Family Night at the • We Hove Moved Our I Office *^ Ground Floor I 606 East Broadway B Our new off ice is located across from City Hall . R Our new ground floor office should not only prove B more convenient to our customers but it also marks a step B forward in serving the personal,finance needs of Logans• port and vicinity. -. B It is our aim to do everything possible to please our B patrons. Our office with its -new fixtures and other con- B veniences for our customers, we believe to be a step for- B ward. B Should you need our service at any time please do not B hesitate to let us know. Full details gladly given without • cost or obligation. ; I TOWN FINANCE CO. Ground Floor Office 606 E. Broadway Phone 2252 Logansport, church, Thursday evening, November- 7. A carry-in supper will be served at' 6 p.m. to-be' followed by a short business • session and a miscellaneous auction. Mrs. Dorothea Smith will be hostess and Florence Hileman will : be devotional leader. Roll call will be answered with Bible verses. Everyone is invited to attend. The young people of-the five local churches will meet at Memorial Hall, Saturday evening, November 2. County Home Demonstration Achievement Day will be Thursday, November 7 at American Legion Home in Logansport. Lioness club will meet Tuesday evening, November 5, at Memorial Hall. The first basketball game of thej season with Fulton, Friday evening will be followed by games with Deer Creek, November 6 and New Waverly, November 8, here. Sunshine Club initiation will be held Monday evening, November 4, at 7:30, at the EUB church. The junior class will be presented, Wednesday, November 13. Senior Guidance Day-will be'No- vember 14. Student attendance here has resumed it's normal level, with some illness now among instructors. The local fire department • answered a call Monday to the R>ob- ert Williamson tennant farm where a residence burned. The annual Hallowe'en Carnival at the school was well attended Monday evening in spite of the flu epidemic. Richard Rudicel and -Patty Moss were chosen king and queen of the event and were presented with a boutonniere and corsage by Brenton Graham, principal. Winners in the querade were Rosemary mas- Youman, clown; Debby,' Mike, Scott and Donnie Burns, best group; Mike and Monte Hoover, devils; Tommy Murden, smallest participant; Richard Grable, ugliest; Dick Eurit, most unusual, was dressed as an artist carrying easel and painting; Christ!-Smith, prettiest; Linda Benedict, bum; Ronnie Eurit, headhunter and Beth Ann and Dickie Baggerly, witches. DEDICATION CEREMONIES About 100 people attended the dedication ceremonies for the medical building here Sunday afternoon. Archy Carr, deputy district governor of the Lions club was present. The dedicatory address given' by Dr. R, J. Morrical, president of the Cass County Medical association stressed the fact that it would be necessary for the community to support a doctor after the building is completed and that much cooperation with him would be necessary. The invocation was' given 1 by Rev. August, Lundquist pastor of the Bethlehem Methodist church a'nd the closing prayer was given by Byron Moss. The cornerstone was laid bp Henry and Jack Wolf of Logansport. Carl Brown is reported to be getting along better than expected after recent brain surgery. His address is Carl E. Brown-, Long Beach Veterans' Hospital, Ward II, Long Beach, California. Fred Brown, his uncle is to undergo another in a series of surgeries near there soon. Mr. and Mrs. R.- S. Brown plan to remain there near their son and brother until after the surgery of Fred Brown. Rev. and Mrs. August Lundquist, Mrs. Peg KunWe, Mrs. Lavonne Young attended a Methodist church group meeting near Santa Fe, recently. Miss Ruth Johnson has been transferred from Bunker Hill Air Base to Egly Air Base, Valparaiso, Florida. Mr. and Mrs. 'Ray Moss are visiting relatives here and plan to start to Florida soon for the winter. Mrs. Beatrice' Conrad remains about the same at Dukes hospital, Peru. . : Sunday guests of • Mrs. Ena Young, Lucerne, R. 1, were Mrs. Reba Young, Mrs. Rosa Johnson, Mrs. Emma 'Abshire, Mrs. Nellie' Pherson of Twelve Mile, Mrs. Gwinn and Mrs.' Georgia Schmidt, Peru; Mrs. Kelly, Lucerne, Rt. 1. Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Champ i were dismissed from Dukes Memorial Hospital, Monday to their dome. They were taken there Saturday morning after being overcome by gas from a hard coal burner. .They also have been suffering from flu. • the • whole business so the older parents themselves laven't a glimmer of what the problem is. It is this: Don't, don't, DON'T show favoritism to- any of your grandchildren." She says her mother is a sweet, intelligent person who lives a distance away, and it is a rugged trip to- wisit her and get back home the same day. Yet for 18 years she has made regular visits with her children. Children's Reaction : 'When the children were small it t was pleasant," she continues. "Now we dread it, because my children are old enough -to sense they are considered simply appendages to be put up with while there. My mother has made open favorites-of two other-grandchildren. My children are. welcomed only to be playmates for the favorites. And they resist it. They cannot give sincere affection until they get sincere affection. "On the reverse side of the coin, my husband's parents while living made our children THEIR favorites. This was nice for us, but I felt very keenly the coolness it caused in my husband's brother; and sisters. They didn't want to visit and listen to a constant story of OUR children's virtues. They all had lovely children of their own, each capable of loving Grandma and Grandpa if given half a chance She says she felt badly about this, but thought it wasn't proper to tell those grandparents, any more than to tell her mother now, how to act. Rather Stay Home She says her mother infers, by making other grandchildren her favorites, that "my children are negligible. I begin to feel, unconsciously, perhaps they are. But this was with the deep feeling that these children are mine. And they're NOT negligible. They're terrific *' * * And so I began to feel I'd rather stay home than visit my. mother. "Call it jealousy if you will. I don't think it is. My mother's favorites are sweet kids. But it's simply impossible for me to consider anyone else's children are better than my own. And when I'm asked to, I resent it. "Favoritism is natural, so much so even parents have trouble with it with their own children. please can't Grandma But and Grandpas soft-pedal it?" You may be the soul of impartiality with your children and grandchildren. But it might be wise to take stock. (COPYRIGHT 1957, GENERAL FEATURES CORP.) House Members Plan Inspection Of Polar Area BY WILLIAM F. ARBOGAST WASHINGTON UP) — The South Pole is about to lose its identity as one of the. few spats on the earth that haven't had a congressional invasion. In the interest of science and world aviation progress—the announcement said—six members of the House Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee will take off next Thursday to explore the antarctic wastes. To emphasize the impartiality of the expedition, the group will take a look from the air at the North Pole, although no landing is sched- THIS WEEK SPECIAL! PLAIN SKIRTS Expertly Cleaned—Pressed 39 Ea. Sure To Satisfy Best Test-Try It. 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