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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22,1957 THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPORT. INDIANA PAGE NINETEEN This Changing World Cass County Historical Society PART 478 Two names of the quartet of Long Cliff officials that we printed a couple of weeks ago were transposed. The tallest man of the group, at the extreme right, was Henry Barnhart, of Rochester; the man next to him was Warren Me- Cray, who became governor.of the state a few years later. We had a quick repercussion regarding our comments about Dr. Charles W. Slick in last Sunday's paper, In the first place, we located him in the wrong town; he lived in Mishawaka instead of Valparaiso. Mrs. L. P. Reinhart told us that he did the first bit of dental work she ever had done. She was twelve years old at the time. He didn't wear a jacket, and those long whiskers bothered her. She told her mother she didn't like thorn. He was the family dentist tor years. By WILL BALL tion he held until 1883, later in the same year he was appointed sanitary superintendent of construction for the new state hospitals for insane to be erected at Logansport, Evansville and Rich- was living in the administration mord This work he superv ised building on the grounds. That j until the comp i e tion of these insti- building was so designed that it t n i; nns rps itiina in LoEansnort in building was so designed was supposed to be the official residence of the Superintendent. It actually served as such until the WHEN DR. ROGERS first came new ranch type residence was to Logansport, evidently early in! erected recently near • the south 1884, to assume the direction of construction of the new hospital, he took up residence, at the outset, at the New Barnett hotel, located on the-corner of Second and Mar- That is the address given in directory dated 1885-86. i FASHION BEAUTY SHOP NOW FEATURING OUR NEW REDUCING SALON PERMANENTS ith soft ringlets ^ i 1 $4-95 ONLY OTHERS TO $25 £« Q r SHAMPOO «P*t.7J INCLUDES CUTTING STYLING CREAM No Appointment Necessary NO FUZZ OR FRIZZ '9 'Til 6 124 SIXTH STREET PHONE 20111 the .... He is listed as "Physician and Medical Superintendent of Construction 1 , Insane Hospital." The next issue of the LogansRort directory shows a "Joseph G. Rogers, physician, residence south side of North, *5 east of Ninth." A friend whose roots go deep into Logansport's past tells us that he moved into the Annabel house, which was in the 900 block of North, on the south side of the street, so undoubtedly he was the man in charge at Long Cliff. THURMAN C. ANNABEL was an attorney in Logansport eighty years ago. He moved away a short time before Long Cliff was started. His address in the old directories was shown as 109 North. That was the old system of numbering, which appears not to have been much of a system, or method; just a haphazard way of showing where people lived. The present number of that house is 923 North. By the time the next directory came out the new hospital was in operation, and Dr. Rogers, with his family, entrance, close to State Road 25. AS WE HAVE previously remarked, Dr. Rogers spent the rest of his life at Long Cliff, and it was a life well spent. It is most fitting that we quote from a memorial issued in his honor at the time of his death, April 11, 1908; literary and legal lore and in mu- Earl Palmer, a native of Logans- sic he was sunburst of intellectual- port's South Side, who had be- ity . his devotion to his home and his parental care for his family the 'discharge of every tutions, residing in Logansport in the meantime until May 1883 when he assumed charge as Superintendent of the Northern Hospital for Insane, which position he still held at the time of his death "IN THE SUBSTANTIAL architecture and durable and sanitary construction of Long Cliff Hospital the handiwork of Dr. Rogers will endure for years to come as a mon- increased ument to this genius and his Rogers was asking for more _ca- faithfulness to duty . . . many of the acts that put our benevolent institutions on the high plane of duty devolving upon him as a leader of righteous citizenship, made for him a name that is a credit to the high estate of a father and an honor to Indiana manhood." AT THE FIRST' Dr. Rogers hac' two assistants,- Drs. Frank B. Wynn and Samuel E. Smith. The original number of beds, that is, the capacity of the hospital, was 366, equally divided between the come a physician. He-was a member of the medical staff at Long Cliff for about 13 years. When Dr. Dr. Terflinger took a leave of absence to enter military service Dr. Palmer took over. When Dr. Terflinger returned to duty at the Cliff Dr. .Palmer entered private practice in Logansport, where he remained until his death. He established a private hospital in the Dykeman home at 1st and Broadway, wriere the Y.W.C.A. is now. FOLLOWING DR. Terflinger's permanent resignation we believe; LEAVES REFORMATORY tion very satisfactorily for about six months, until the appointment of Dr. John A. Larson, whom most of us remember. Dr. John 'A.. Southworth, the present incumbent, was the -next superintendent. His Uirm ends January 1, when he takes over a new position, that of Deputy Commissioner of the Division of Mental Health. Personally, this writer, while /(/ Students Jo Look In Youth influences BLOOMDfGTON, Ind. (Hi —Indiana University students next semester will take a clinical look at how television, comic books and rock 'n roll music are shaping the nation's youth. The new sociology course is designed to show the impact various congratulating Dr. Southworth oti!(. orms of mass communications his promotion, dislikes to see him; ]iave on the da j] y habits of young- leave Logansport. sters 3^,1 (j lc rest of society as Tithinwyear™ had DrNe on W Cady wa, the next PENDLETON, Ind. », _ Edwin ^ Jd to W beds and.D. ;incumbent. Dr.-Cady had been a H. Trover of Goshen walked away as ~ .- 0 .?, 1 ?. ,„' ™1 '• local Dhvsician for many years, from a milk detail at the Indiana Dr. Joseph Goodwin Rogers,! efficiency they now occupy were the son of Dr. Joseph H. D. Rogers and Abby Goodwin Lane. Rogers, of Madison, Indiana., was born November 23, 1841. at the age of 18 began the study of medicine with his father. In 1863 he attended a course of medical lectures at the Cincinnati College of Medicine, and on March 3, 1864, graduated placed in our statutes through his counsel and advice. Being a gifted mechanical architect, as -well . as distinguished physician, the plans of the buildings, the arrangement pacity. in order to accommodate the large number on a waiting list. Within four years the staff numbered four physicians; we have no statistics as to' the number of patients until the time of Dr. Rogers' passing, when it was about one thousand. At prtsent the staff numbers of the appurtenances thereto, thei 15 .- t )j ere are j us t under 2400. beauty of the grounds, and the system of management of the institutions are all largely creations at Bellevue Medical College, New of Dr. Roger's marvelous mind, ,,_..,_ ^--i-. n_i—!*._ i- «»_.!:,.„„ and he was as greaUy concerned in every detail of Long Cliff as though it were his to have and to hold York City. Returning to Madison he served as surgeon in the military hospital located there until the close of the Civil War when he went to Europe, where he spent two years in travel and in the pursuit of nis studies in the clinics of Paris and other medical centers. He then returned to Madison and engaged in practice with his father until 1879. On June 20, 1872, he married Margaret Watson, of Bedford, Pennsylvania . . . he accepted the superintendency of the State Hospital for Insane at Indianapolis in 1B79, which posi- tion forever . He knew most of the thousand patients in the institution, and could tell their friends their condition at any time with scarcely a reference • to his records or his assistant physicians. his familiarity witn everything from the simplest condition on the farm to the scientific- direction of medical skill was an accomplishment that men of all statons in life looked upon with awe and acmira- a profound student in patients, or were a few days ago when Dr. Southworlh talked to the writer. There are 735 employees, including all grades, and the size of the farm has increased from the original 300 acres, approximately, to 1335 acres. local physician for many years, We believe he ended his career at Lpng Cliff. Then came Dr. Paul E. Bowers, who remained only a short time, going from here to take charge of a government hospital in California, Dr. Harry Elkins, senior staff assistant, was acting superintendent for a few months, until the appointment of Dr. Samuel Dodds, who served until his death six years later. Dr. John B. Maxwell was aclirig superintendent for a year or more following Dr. Dodds' death. He was followed by Dr. 0. R. Lynch for about five years. Upon Dr. Lynch's resignation Reformatory Friday: He was sen- enced to 1 to 10 years from Elkhart County for grand larceny.. sters well. Going Too Far LOUISVILLE, Ky. (UP'—Mrs. Robert C. Rock Jr. has let ths Christmas spirit go to her head. She dyed her hair green. DR. F. W. TERFLINGER, re- Dr. Clifford L. Williams served for tired prominent local physician, several years. He went from Long joined the Long Cliff staff in 1902. Cliff to the State Hospital at few years later he became As- 'sistant Superintendent, and, on Dr. 'Rogers passing, was named to succeed him. After something like eleven years in that capacity he retired to private practice in Logansport, which he followed about thirty years. Dr. Terflinger's successor was Richmond, we believe. He was succeeded by Dr. Charles C. Chapin, a member of the staff. Dr. Charles A. Zeller followed him for a short period. AFTER HIS DEPARTURE Richard W. Gohl, chief clerk, not a physician, was named acting su-; perintendent, who filled the posi- For Holiday Entertaining Get delicious AT YOUR FAVORITE FOOD STORE ^ TOK A XMBAS TABLE Or CHiiR ""~ B© Y©UH K>OD -SHOPPING HIRE} ^~"*\— RAY'S . 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