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Two Logansport, Indiana, Pharos-Tribune SEEK TO BUILD FIRE STATION SOON Walton Boasts Progressive Volunteer Fire Unit Walton's volunteer firemen, who brought the fire district farm numbering system to Cass county, now have their hearts set on a new fire station. And with their reputation for getting things done, they'll probably have one soon. Among the oldest volunteer departments in the county, lh.e Walton group was the first and presently only, in this county and one of the first in Indiana to institute the farm numbering system, which has .proven invaluable in speeding the firemen to the rural blazes. Walton's volunteers put the numbering system into effect in 1954 in a program co-sponsored by the Deacon Grange. Since that time more than 1,000 farms and homes have been numbered in the area of more than 100 square miles protected by the Walton firemen. Under the system farms and homes are assigned numbers, which are placed on the large fire area map in the fire station. When fires are reported by mim her the location can be deter mined from the map in a matter of seconds, preventing costly lays in reaching the scene due to inaccurate directions from the caller or lack of familiarity with the neighborhood in which the fire occurs. Numbering of the farms in the area protected by the Walton < partment was necessitated by the size of that area, which includes all of Tipton and Washington townships, and the north halves of Deer Creek and Jackson townships. The volunteers are headed, by Chief Woodrow Butz, with George Hosier as assistant chief. Other members of the Walton group are Roy Carey, Clarence Grassmyer, Manfred Wolf, Bill Turner, Dwight Raikes, Edgar Vorc, Burnell Wil- Indionapolis Couple njured As Vehicle Overturns Near Peru PERU—An Indianapolis couple escaped serious injury when the ar in which they were riding skid- led on the wet pavement and lipped over on its top at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, 10 miles north )f Peru on U.S. 31. They were Harry !Rider, Jr., 26, he driver and Mary Alice Simpon, 23. They were given emergency treatment at Dukes hospital and •eleased. It was reported that the couple was enroute north when their 195G model car skidded. It struck a concrete culvert before turning over on its top. Deputy Sheriff James Ege in. vestigated. The couple said the seat belts they vflere wearing saved their lives. liamson, Slusher, Bobby Harold Slusher, Convin Slusher, Ralph Walton volunteer firemen are shown with a map of the area protected by them, in which the farm numbering system is used. The group is beside their 1954 model 600-gaIlon pumper, the last truck pur chased by the department. Shown holding the map arc Bob Slusher, left, and Corwin Slusher. Standinf behind them are, left to right, Manfred Wolf, Chief Woodrow Norman Price and Ilalph Cook. Cook is one of four men who group since it was organized in 1037. Cross first aid instructors, and house is the 1954 model pumper, have devoted considerable time to which carries 600 gallons of wat- helping instruct other firemen, onjer. A 1937 model of 250-gallon ca- other departments as well as their' Cook, Norman Price, Bill Saylors and Jerry Babb. Cook, Carey, Vore and Raikes are the veterans of the department, having been members since the group was organized in 1937. Cook and Carey are qualified Red Butz, Assistant Chief George Hosier have been members of the voluntec: (Pharos-Tribune Photo-Engraving.) Driver Injured In Two Car Crackup One person was injured in an auto mishap on South Third street early Wednesday evening. Mrs. Charlotte Hawkins, 53, of 216 nor drive at 521 South Third street. Barren street was driving 1955 model car out of the Thursday Evening, December 19, 1957. Jet Pilot's Quick Action Averts Major Tragedy ALBANY, Ga. (UP)-A jet pilot's ««»<* du "** 6 Jackie Browning, 25, of 1312 West ««< « d Tate street, Kokomo, in a 1958 onds of his life possibly prevented model car, was proceeding south! a major tragedy in a take-ptl on Third street and was unable to stop before hitting the Hawkins car. Mrs. Hawkins suffered an injured shoulder. The Browning car sustained a damaged front end and radiator. The car driven by Mrs. Hawkins has" a dented left door and a broken window, according to Logansport police. AVOIDS HITTING SCHOOL BUS Orlen Kingley, rotue 5 Lucerne, slid his car into a yard beside SR 25, Sty miles north of Logansport ;o avoid hitting a school bus that nad stopped in front of him Wednesday afternoon. Sheriff Carson and Deputy George Shanks, who investigated said that the yard was rutted by the car but that no damage had been sustained by the vehicle, No one was injured. hours a day in case of emergency. Harry Funk, Retired Area Farmer, Expires Harry Elbert Funk, 83, route 4 Logansport, died at the Memorial hospital at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday. The retired farmer was born April 20, 1875, to .Herman and Amanda Funk. He was a former trustee of Tipton township and a member of the McNeeley Memorial Chapel at Pipe Creek Falls. The deceased is survived by the wife, Mary; three daughters, Mrs. Waldo Reed, Peru, Mrs. Mervir Ryr.earson, route 4, Mrs. Willarc Wilson, route 5; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and crash here Wednesday, according jo Turner Air Force Base author- .ties. An Air Force spokesman said 1st Lt Donald F. Egen jettisoned lis wi'ngtip fuel tanks just before his F-100 fighter-bomber smashed through a fence, hit two parked cars and split in two against a utility pole. Egen was killed in the [laming smashup, along with a sergeant who owned one of the parked cars. The sergeant's wife was critically hurt. The wreckage came to rest 10 feet from an unoccupied hospital department is its auxiliary, which .s composed of -the wives o[ all firemen. Wives automatically become members of the auxiliary when their husbands join the department, and are always ready to fix hot coffee and doughnuts when the firemen are called out in the middle of the night. However the volunteers' plans for a new station and radio equipment has served bhe firemen well, butiarea I ! come out, protected residents in the by the Walton Two Traffic Offenders Fined In Justice Court Two traffic law violators wore fined Wednesday in justice court. James Crockett, 18, of Galveston was fined $5 and costs for reckless driving. He was arrested on Dec. 16 by Trooper Richard Keyes. Eulis West, 24, of Blufflon, was fined $5 and costs 'and was assessed a S10 civil penalty for operating a truck 1500 pounds overweight on its drive axle. He was slated Dec. 18 by Trooper John Gaylor. INJURED IN FALL Four-year-old Keith Purdue, Jr., is reported in satisfactory condi- . f t f jJ>' LVin/i ivrw ji4 ouiii»u^-*wL j <s.v»iv* w "! W1 ' lll "i 0 ^? e r ° f *,*l d lion in St. Joseph hospital after ha ruLD a uaj in *-aoe v». ^.m-i a^"w ' " " ,_, .... T. . A unique feature of the Walton three sisters, Mrs. Edith Rouch Logansport, Mrs. Anna Dunham, Kokomo, and Mrs. Angie Becher, of Kokomo. Two sisters and one brother preceded him in death. The body is at the Chase-Miller mortuary where final rites are pending. the tractor is now being repaced *• with a reconditioned model to puil While the Walton firemen include four trucks among their equipment, an ancient 1917 model hose truck has been retired to a semi- inactive status which requires its use for parades only. Newest truck in the Walton fire- Ck . f\ U3t3l ..HUUlii \JL, fJU\J QHJJ.-UJ.1 *-u* „ pacity follows the new truck on all! the tank trailer. •building calls answered by the firemen. An unusual piece of equipment, but one which has proven of considerable value is the 1,500-gallon semi tank which is taken on all runs. The 1941 model truck was purchased as army surplus and The Walton firemen are also eyeing the possibility of installing three-way radio equipment, which would permit contact between station and truck. The volunteers they also have a groups in Indiana is on call when needed. SHOPPERS WATCH FIRE LOS ANGELES (UP)—Hundreds of Christmas shoppers Wednesday night watched a spectacular, three alann fire in downtown Los Angeles which brought injury to six containing a number of patients. An unidentified lineman leaped to safety from the utility pole: The sergeant's wife, who was with him in the car, was so critically injured that the Air Force first reported she was dead. The couple's ll-year-old son was unhurt. Lt. Steve Thompson, public information officer at the base, said if Egen had not cut the tanks loose "the fuel might have carried- to the hospital." The plane developed engine trouble and went out of control as Egen was taking off, the Air Force said. It veered off the runway at a 60-degree angle and bounced across the grass to the fence, leaving a trail of flames that engulfed the plane when it came to rest. Egen, 25, Brooklyn, N.Y., remained trapped in the wreckage while firefighters sprayed chemicals on the flames, The other victim was identified . was injured in a fall from the second floor to the concrete floor of a basement in a new house his parents are building. The accident occurred about 2 p.m. Wednesday as he was playing on the semi-finished building on route 5 Logansport. His mother brought him to the hospital. WHY & WHEREFORE COLUMBIA, S.C.(UP)—Michael Farren told a judge Tuesday he tried to saw his way out of the state penitentiary so he could complain to a judge about not having a lawyer when he was convicted of armed robbery last year. Although he had a lawyer this time, the judge sentenced him to two additional years imprisonment for attempted escape. persons $100,000 damage. and caused an estimated as M. Sgt. Lemuel A. Mitchell, ,46, of Baltimore, Mo. NO NEW POLIO CASES INDIANAPOLIS (UP)—The Indiana Slate Board of Health said today no po'.io cases were reported last week, leaving the 1957 toll »t 158 cases and 8 deaths. point out that, resuscitator a-1 vailable at the fire station 24 Open Friday, Saturday, Monday 'til 9 WE CLOSE TUESDAY, DEC. 23 AT 5 P. M. 408-10 EAST MARKET A Gift That Keeps It's Beauty— Waihing After Washing! "TEXTLNJA" & COH.ON Sweaters MATCHING CARDIGANS "TEXTURA" A finely textured miracle yarn that will not shrink or stretch; pill or fuzz; washes so easily—dries quickly. White and colors. Sizes 34 to 40. for that extra gift, give HER NYLONS 31 GAUGE-lSDENi'ER BOX OF 3 PAIR \ .50 A gift that says Merry Christmas. 15 denier sheers with self or dark seams.— Full fashioned. 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