Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on December 24, 1957 · Page 79
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 79

Logansport, Indiana
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Tuesday, December 24, 1957
Page 79
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PUBLIC LIBRARY A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE THE LOGANSPORT PHAROS-TRIBUNE A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE First Homestead Site in Nebraska Biq Attraction BEATRICE, Neb.—Travel to the Homestead National Monument, had to go on with the Civil War and didn't get to settle on his 160 one of Nebraska's lesser known but;acres of fertile prairie until his most interesting points of histori-1 military service was completed. He cal interest, will set a new record obtained his formal title to the land this jvar. Ralph K. Shaver, monument superintendent for the National Park Service told United Press that visitors to the unique establishment four miles northwest of Beatrice woul<; rxceed 18,000 in 1957. The monument's claim to fame centers around a handwritten doc- inient filed by an on-Ieave Union ccldier. Daniel Freeman, with the U. S Land Office at Brownville. Nebraska Territory, just after mid- nigh* on Jan. 1. 18G3. - round Beatrice was seclled, farm- Freeman's filing was "Home-.cx! and flourished. Freeman initial- Steao' Entry No. 1"—the first ap-ily built a log and sod home, then plication for free land under the improved Ms residence until he —under Homestead Act Patent No. 1—on Sept-. 1, 1869, after complet- ir.i; five years' residence and making the improvements required by lew. Since Freeman obtained his Nebraska land, more than one million ot.her American citizens—or emigrants who had filed their declaration of intention to become citizens—have secured homesteads. America's No. 1 homestead soon losls its identity as the prairie a- of Freeman's farm set aside and restored, as nearly as possible, to its original condition. 'In 1936, Congress approved purchase of the ho/nestead by the government from Freeman's descendants, and . the National Monument was formally established in Jan. 3, 1939. Planting of native grasses has helped the long-farmed land to lose its agricultural appearance and take or, tihe look if had when Freeman '.urned his firsi shovel of sod. The grasses flourished particularly in this year's wet weather. Two Soldiers Have Same Serial Number FORT LEWIS, Wash. — After millions of digits without a .miss, somebody finally fouled up an Army serial number. Pfc. Gerhard Hipp of Los Angeles and Pfc. Doran D. Bray of Whittier, Calif., have shaken the foun- EMBARRASSED MARTINSBURG, W. Va. — Ki- wanians here conducted a successful campaign to raise money for i the city's poor, but were some'•what embarrassed at the technique of one solicitor. A Girl Scout asked for donations "to help the under-privileged children of the Kiwanians." 50 million serial numbers. Until they can come up with a solution, Ihe figures will stand. No ApPlesauce OSSINIING, N. Y. — State police reported that Sing Sing prison inmates had to do without their favorite fruit dish when someone datior.s of the armed forces' num-ihi-jacked a truckload of applesauce Homestead Act passed by Congress aftet much controversy and signed by President Abraham Lincoln to become effective on the same date as iiis immortal Emancipation Proclamation. After filing his claim, Freeman had a comfortable dwelling where he lived until his death in 1908. He and his wife, their graves marked by a granite stone, are buried near their home. Some years ago, historical groups began a movement to have the site A "R" FAMILY STEWART. Tenn. — Mr. and Mrs. Garr Markin like the letter "R." Their 11 children are Rachel, Rody, Ralph, Rosie, Roby, Roy, Robert, Ray, Roe, Ruth anc Ruby. We wish yon joy at Christmas. May its true deep meaning light your way to peace and contentment. With faith as your guide, with love in your heart may you be richly blessed throughout the coming year. GOOD/YEAR SERVICE STORE ' Corner Sixth and Broadway erical systems right down to the decimal point. The thorn in the side ,of the Army is No. 56282086. Both Bray and Hipp rightfully claimed the number. "Beats me how it happened," said Hipp, a 39th Infantry soldier. "We were both processed at the Figuero and 15th St. Induction Station in Los Angeles on Oct. 4, 1956. We were buddies in basis training at Ft. Carson, Colo. The error showed up cne day when our shoes got mixed up because they were marked with the same numbers." Assignment to different outfits here has eased the problem. Bray now is in the 4th Division Administration Company and Hipp is in the 39th. Meantime, personnel officers are still puzzling over what may be the first such error in three wars and bound for the prison. TO CHIME AGAIN SALT LAKE CITY — The bells in the City-County Building tower will chime again after 20. years because Newell G. Knight and auditor's office worker, spearheaded a drive to raise funds lor repair work. Cake sales and other projects dreamed up by'county workers raised more than $700 toward the $1,500 repair bill. TRY AGAIN JAMESTOWN, R. I. — After ploughing a 200-by-30-foot swatch across a patch ot land at the pro- pos-ed site of a refinery, an out* of-stat« bulldozer operator discovered he had come to the wrong location. mm CHRISTMAS I hoppinert ring in ijour lioliJIaijr and accompany ijou through tnis glaa leatonf Baker's Restaurant Filth and Broadway s happy families everywhere gather together to celebrate this most festive of seasons, w« wish you and yours every joy. GRISLEY'S 220 E. Market Phone 3609 To Each and Every One RALPH EBERTS LOGANSPORT MACHINE Co, INC. And All Employees

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