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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1957 THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESSi LOGANSPORT, INDIANA PAGE THREX This Changing World Cass County Historical Society By WILL BALL her 7, stopped at the home of his son, Doyle, on the way to see his squirrels and other native fauna. professional artist; was cartoonist on the Chicago tribune for many years. The writer has seen his signature on hundreds, of his cartoons, but didn't know until a few days ago that the owner of the name was reared on the banks - ' -1 of the Wabash. City fire fighter Robert Orr and Mrs. Edith Orr Flanegin are children of Harry Orr, his brother. Their grandfather, James K. Orr. was a prominent citizen of - the South Side. We remember • Harry Orr and his father very well. THE SHANKLIN FARM was at j the 'extreme northeast corner of the original Long Cliff property. The house pictured stood somewhere near the center of what is now, and has been for many years, the i garden, where tons and tons of cabbage, carrots, onions, etc., acre as a family graveyard, which accounts for the fact that Andrew Young's grave, with two or three others, is still on the grounds at Long Cliff. Presumably the title to that bit of ground still rests with the heirs "of Andrew J. Young. THAT LITTLE FAMILY burying ground is near the west end of the row of ward buildings, just south of the main ,walk. We visited the place last Sunday. A neat picket fence has been erected around the plot since we first saw it a few years ago. James W. Lesh had been living east of Logansport on the hill south of the Lover's' Lane school house, on a farm belonging to A. R. Shroyer. Learning that the Shanklin farm was for rent, he arranged to move there. The soil was better, and it was nearer his lave been grown. It stgod near the!home place."and that of his wife, ford that leads to the island .in ] who had. been Celeste Porter, the. Wabash at that point. ^daughter of Benjamin Porter. The Ncte the two pine trees in front i Porter farm "jined" that of the of the house. No homestead was I Lesh family, in the western part ready.for occupancy until at least]of Clinton township, half or three- We're going to start this week's story with a tribute to a friend- After Parker & Johnston discon- of long standing, the late James H. Reed, who recer.tly fulfilled• tinued he set up some equipment) ^ d " ve his own prophecy. He had lived! in his home on Liberty street, and: walll ' ng alone for many years, and re-1 has had all the work he could look! The next morning the son's wife two pines, frequently ten or a dozen, irc two rows, had been planted in front of the house, bordering a lane, or driveway, from the front door to the front gate. Such a home was the former Frank Justice place five or six miles south on Road 29; Merritt Hammontree lives there now in a new house, but the pines, a long double row of them, have been gone a long time. WE HAVE TRIED, vainly, to learn something about Andrew Shanfclin's antecedents. Robert 0. Justice remembers him after he quarters of a mile south of the Pleasant Hill church and Keep's Creek school house. Benjamin Porter, father of Mrs, Lesh, was grandfather of Ben Porter, until recently president of the Porter Drug Company, at 4th and Market. T.HE INFORMATION concerning fire; seldom took frnore than one stroke to start them smouldering, but one had to wait until the smoul- der became a flame before a fire could be started. The Lesh children were Amy Belle, later Mrs. William Heppe, in whose .home the picture of the old home has hung many years; Rose Alice, who married' Frank Orr, the painter, whose work of love we are privileged to view today; Anna, the wife of • Leroy Fitch, nephew, we believe, of Dr. Graham N. Fitch, whose handsome home is the Kroeger Mortuary now, at 7th and Market; Mella, who told us the story, and James B., the baby, now living on the west coast. Scientists Top Heroes In Russia, Traveler Reports BLOOMINGTON, Ind. Wt—A returned traveler said here the Russians treat their scientists as top heroes, with such signs as: "It is good to be a doctor and heal the sick: it is best to be a scientist for the Soviet state." Esther Bray, assistant professor of business education at Indiana University, said her Russian travels with her husband, Rep. Wil- Dr. Winter Resumes Practice of Medicine After a period of several months during which he specialized in anesthesiology, Dr. Donald K. Winter, 2541 E. Broadway, has returned to the general practice of me'di- ine. He will occupy offices in the Wilson Building at 422 North street. AKRON NIPS CLAYPOOL OLAY^Opi, — Gary Brown's 25 points paced the Akron Flyers to a 60-50 victory over the Claypool cagers here Friday night. Akron also won the Bee game 47-36. RAISE DRAFT CALL •WASHINGTON UR— The Army today raised its dra£t call- for January to 10,000 men and. forecast, even higher induction quotas through next June. marked one day: "They're going; after in repairing to find me some day, but I'll! and making new. old furniture be sone." He was a deeply religious man. The son of Benjamin Reed, a!We never heard him say an ill- cooper, Jim learned that trade asinatured or unkind word; in our a boy. When cooper-made wood- hearing he never voiced any but er. barrels began to be superseded | constructive, uplifting thoughts, by other means of packaging mer-1 Deep iv attached to his family, char.dise, he went into the old e delighted in getting together Henderson furniture Factory at the southeast corner of Fifth and Erie, extending at one time all the way to Canal, now Melbourne. There he became adept at every branch of the cabinet-makers craft, including wood-carving. He probably acquired much of that skill from Indian Charley, a half-breed Miami, one of Henderson's best "bench men." AFTER HENDERSON quit he went to the Logansport Furniture Company, on the north bank of Eel River, just west of the 6th street bridge. When that concern went out of business he went to Parker & Johnston, now the Logansport Lumber Company, at 8th and Spencer. There was always a place for Jim Reed; he was skilled in any line of work having to do with wood. He could do amazing things with a block of walnut lumber; There are specimens of his handiwork in the Cass County Historical Society Museum. Among the lot is a huge rattlesnake coiled spirally around a standing stump, that never fails to attract the youngsters. It is all carved from one piece of wood. He also did some work in taxidermy. There are a half-dozen or so cabinets in the museum that displays his skill in the preserva Pre-Thanksgivlng SALE Coats-Suits Dresses Juniors, Misses, Petites, Women's SAVE ON FASHION COATS Our stock is overflowing with new styles—fine fabrics — lavish fur-trims! All priced at dollars less than you'd expect! GROUP 1 Were $49.95 $69.95 Now $37.83 $51.88 GROUP 2 Were $75.00 $99.50 Now $55.88 $71.88 GROUP 3 Were $105.00 $150.00 Mow $78.00 $112.00 Group of Woo! Dresses Regular Fall & Winter Wools SPECIALLY PRICED FOR CLEARANCE Up to '/3 Off * dress shop X26 East Broadway n his birhday his five children ho live near enough—one son ves in California—his grandchil- 'en and great-grandchildren, and few friends, for a day of cele- ration and thanksgiving for his "essings. THIS WRITER WAS included in iose celebrations recently. He al- eady has his invitation for the ext one, which would occur April 3, 1958. Jim hadn't been feeling well re- ently, and on Thursday, Novem- be driven over town; insisted on moved away from the Long Cliff place. He was then living in Carroll county,' near Cutler; a road contractor, partner of Robert's father. Our interest in the Shanklins has developed since we had a chance to "talk with Mr. Justice,'and we may learn more when we see him again, which may be tomorrow. SHANKLIN BOUGHT 85 acres of the 160 that he sold to the State in the early 1880s, from Mrs. Agries Young, widow of Andrew J. Young, an early pioneer in Clinton township, site of the entire Long Cliff establishment. We knew an Andrew Young who lived a mile or two farther west; went to school' with his very beautiful daughter, Nona, in the old Central School, where the High School is now. He couldn't have been the man whose widow sold the prop- went to his home to inquire about him. She found the house in order, but John had gone on the last long tour. . The world would be' a better place if there were more Jim Reeds. * * » IT WAS OUR INTENTION to run last week the picture at the head of this column today, but after all preparations had been made we got additional information Hhat made it better to hold it over until this week. It is a picture of the house on the Shanklin farm, now a part of the Long Cliff property. It was then the home of the James Lesh family. The picture is an oil painting, the work of Frank Orr, who married Anna Lesh, second daughter erty to Shanklin, for that sale was made in 1875, before this writer came on the scene. scientists' prestige. Mrs. Bray said theater and arena ticket windows display signs reading. "All shall stand in line for tickets except military and party leaders, artists and scientists." . She said Russians seem indifferent to poor classrooms and laboratories, focrnng the main emphasis on what is taught. the Lesh family, and the picture "am G. Bray (R-Ind>, showed of the'old house, comes from Airs, them^manyjndications of oovi5t Mella Copeland, who was James' '""*" Lesh's fourth daughter, and who remembers the day the family moved, although she was a small child. She recalls that the weather was cold; that her mother was extremely solicitous about her baby brother, who-was very carefully wrapped against the chill of the long, slow ride. It wasn't more than three or four miles, but no doubt took longer than twenty times the distance today. She also remembers hearing her father say: "Mother, we'd better stop at Cramer's and get some matches. I know we've got some with us, but I can't remember where I packed them, and we can't keep the children waiting in the cold while I hunt them." Cramer's was the brick house, still standing, the first one east of the main gate to Long Cliff. THE MATCHES THEY got were more than likely the old slow- igniting sulphur matches commonly used then. They were derisively i ,. — „ "rt.irrKf _Hatr mafnVlfiS." in the Lesh family. He became a' Mrs. Young reserved a known as "eight-day matches, because it took so long for them half i to start a blaze. They were sure- In time for Holiday Entertaining Exceptional Values in International Silver TEA SETS 5 piece Tea and Coffee Set 4 piece "Wonderful for your own home or gift giving. Each piece beautifully finished by The International Silver Company. 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