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SUNDAY, JANUARY 12, 1958 THE PHAROS-TKIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPORT, INDIANA PAGE FTVS MISS HELEN BRANDT, RETIRED SCHOOL TEACHER Collects Dolls From Throughout World Each month a display of dolls car. be seen on the main floor of the Logansport Pub'.ic Library. The person responsible for the displays is Miss Helen Brandt, a retired high school biology teacher who has collected several hundred dolls from throughout the world. The collection in her home at 2234 High street contains many examples of old world craftsmanship, some of which are more than 12.3 years old. Miss Brandt started her doll collection some years ago when a friend gave her two Russian dolls which she, in her own words, "found irresistable." The two colls started her on a long study of the subject, and the collection slowly grew to its present size. She feels that dolls are more than sentimental rnomentos. "They are valuable records of another day and age," she said. "The greatness of a civilization is- measured by its artistic achievements. The old dolls revea'. the exquisite workmanship of the period in which they were made." The earliest k n o w n dolk are those that have been found in ancient Egyptian tombs, Miss Brandt said. She believes the best made do'.ls come from Germany, a nation well represented in her collection. Included in the collection are a doll with two faces, one smiling and one frowning, which Miss Brandt calls "Good Friday and Blue Monday," and a wax doll stuffed with hay. Others are dressed in the costumes of the lands in which they were made, including Japan. Alaska. Germany and many others. In fact, there are few countries not represented in Miss Brandt's collection. Although many of the dolls were obtained through Miss Brandt's Most of Miss Brandt's dolls come from foreign countries, and many of them are gaily dressed in colorful costumes. Above, Miss Brandt looks over some of the favorites among her collection. (Staff Photo) CHICAGO'S ONLY LOOP" HOTEL WITH DRIVE-IN GARAGE Above are just a few of the many dolls collected by Miss Helen Brandt through the years. The one on the far right has another face on the back of the head. Miss Brandt, a retired school teacher, calls it "Good Friday and Blue Monday." (Staff Photo) own efforts, those she is most fond] dolk in her collection. He promised are the ones she received byjto send her one. indirect means. Although some of her dolls date Quite a few have been sent to back to the early Nineteenth Cen- hcr by servicemen who once were tury, the exact age of the dolls is members of her high school classes difficult to estimate. However, here. Others have come from trav- there are several clues Miss eling friends who were familiar Brandt looks for to help determine 3501 Newly Decorated Roomi, • Just a step from tho State Street Shopping district, the la Sails Street financial section, and all principal theaters. CR1VI RIGHT INTO THE MEW with her hobby. Each of the dolls has an interesting story behind it, Miss Brandt isaid. She can pick any doll at ran- how old a doll is. Hair styles worn by the dolls give some indication of the period in which the doll was made. But CHICAGO'S MOST CONVENIENT HOTEt Randolph, dart; & La Sails Sis. T«l«ph«n«: FRonklin 2-2100 Telolype. K 1387 dom and tell you where and how, styles change slowly so it is not it was made and how it came into• possible to determine the exact her possession. year. For example, there was a little Since 1691 all imports have been •Hawaiian doll given to her by a stamped with the name of the cour.- college football player after she try in which they were made, had make a talk on her collection.. Therefore, any doK which does not said, "as well as research into the origin, of the doll and its kinship to the human race." She also believes that, for chil- Baboon Gets Drunk On Some Stolen Brew i GWELO, Southern Rhodesip (ff>—| African Railway workers of Gum-j ea Fowl Village near here regularly brew beer in secret and stow it away to augment the skimpy | legal supply. ! Just as regularly in recent! weeks the beer has vanished. i The culprit, dead drunk and suf-l fering with a broken leg from! tumbling out of a treelop, finally j has been found. He's a big ba-^ boon. . ; BURHETTSVIUE BURNETTSVILLE — Mr. and Mrs. Russell Reiff, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Reiff and sons and Miss Minnie Reiff were Sunday dinner | guests of Prof. R. H. Miller and : family at North Manchester. ! Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Hunt and ; daughters called on C. M. Mertz Tuesday evening. Robert Mertz, who has been visiting his brother in Florida, returned home Tuesday. Sir. and Mrs. Gale Criswell and. family left Tuesday to spend the winter in Arizona. ', Carol Heiny spent Saturday night: wiUi her grandparents, Mr. and : Mrs. William McLeland. : Bruce Brechbiel, of Great Lakes, ' the weekend with relatives | here. ' i Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Holsinger attended funeral services at Rossville for Mrs. Harry Gocher.our, Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gardner returned home from Florida Friday. Hobby Lobby club members met at the home of Mrs. Wayne Towns- lay Wednesday evening. Mrs. Don Heiny and daughters, of Headlee, spent. Thursday with her parents, Mr, and Mrs. William McLeland. Mrs. Sadie Huge and Mrs. Winifred Troxel called Thurday on Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brechbiel. dren, dolls provide "an escape from life into the land of make- believe." "Children should play with dolls rather than collect them." she said. And what does she think of the modern dolls being mass produced | and sold m this country? This is about the only type doll Miss Brandt does not have in her col-! lection. She describes her feeling toward! such dolls with one word: "Atro- She recalled that she had become quite nervous football team when the college entered the room where she was making her speech. However, she said, the athletes became interested in her subject, and when the talk was finished one bear such an imprint was made earlier. Miss Brandt believes dolls have a great deal of educational value, and when she was teaching she occasionally took them to her classes at school. of them came up to her and re-1 "They provide an interesting marked that she had no Hawaiian! study of the story of man," she IS BXCK«~.WITH tCfm gvtffnsf ready to help re-decorate brother's room mith Unfco Ac-c«nt Paint. 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