Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on December 27, 1957 · Page 6
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 6

Logansport, Indiana
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Friday, December 27, 1957
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Six Logansport, Indiana, Pharos-Tribune Coroner Announces Jacobs Death Cause Terrell Jacobs, 54, of Twelve Mile, nationally known wild animal trainer, died oE coronary occlusion, with myocarditis as a contributory factor, according to the verdict of Coroner M. B. Stewart filed with County Clerk Elizabeth Bieker. His death occurred December 24. The coroner reported that the death of Mary Jo Handy, 18-day- old daughter of George and Bonnie Gross Handy, on December 2 was caused by pneumonia. Elks Plan Dance On New Year's Eve Plans for the annual New Year's eve dance next Tuesday night for members and their, ladies were completed at the meeting of the local Elks lodge Thursday night. Puff Cannon and his band will provide the music for the dance, which will be from 10 p.m. until 3 a.m. Six Logaosport high school majorettes, daughters of Elks, will distribute hats, horns and favors to those attending. Victor Bournique is general chairman of the affair. Dad Relents; Appendectomy For Girl, Aged 11 RICHMOND, ind. (UP)—A little girl was in good condition today following an emergency appendectomy performed when her father relented in his religious opposition to medical care. The father, Arthur Pippen, 40, had resisted for about three days against pleas by authorities to permit a physician to treat his daughter, July, 11, for^acute-appendicitis. Instead, Pippen, his family and other members of a religious sect prayed almost continuously to save the life of the blonde, blue- eyed girl. Pippen was persuaded to permit | the operation Thursday night when authorities instituted legal action to make Judy a ward of the court, which would pave the way for medical treatment. Twelve Mile Has Veteran Volunteer Fire Unit Les Alspach Dies In Sandpoinr, Idaho Les Alspach, 80, formerly of Rochester, died recently in Sandpoint, Idaho. He was the father of Mrs. Fred McConkey, Logansport. The son of Ambrose and Saman- foa Anglemeyer Alspach, he spent his childhood in Rochester. He is survived by his wife, Clara, and ten children. Funeral services and burial were at Sandpoint. ARREST DRIVER Robert David, 19, of 2525 North street, was arrested by city police at 11:30 p.m. Thursday for disregarding a stop sign at Twenty-fourth and East Broadway. He •was slated for city court and released. Former Area Resident, Charles Werner Dies Word was received here of the death of Charles Werner, 50, a former resident of Fulton and Twelve Mile who left this area 25 years ago. He died in.Clarksburg, Penn. Werner is survived by his wife, two daughters and one son. He is the son of Lev! and Dora (May) Werner. Final rites and burial will be in Pennsylvania. PASS BRINGS FINE Urban Bauer, 46, of Cissna Park, 111., was fined SI and costs in the local justice court Thursday for improper passing. He was arrested by Trooper Larry Wagenknecht. THE COLDEST SPOT NEW YORK (UP)The mercury plunged to eight below zero today at Big Piney, Wyo., making it the coldest reported spot in the nation, according to the U.S. Weather Bureau. Residents .of Adams, Bethlehem and Clay townships, all protected by the Twelve Mile volunteer fire department, can rest assured that when fire strikes their property will be- protected by'one of the most veterans units in the area. No less than seven of the , 15 members of the department have been with the volunteer department since it was organized in September of 1040. This represents exactly half of the original group, since it was formed with 14 members, with one being added later. "Old-timers" on the department include Chief Clarence Swanson, 1 Ora Grable, Varrick Bookwalter, Harold Griest, Clifton Skinner, Floyd Green and Lloyd Sullivan. Remaining members of the unit are Merrill Grable, George Gearhart, Assistant Chief Carl Scott, Orel Swank, Upton Woodhouse, Hugh Scot-ten, Ross Kantzer and Byron Moss. Under the election system in effect on the Twelve Mile group Scott will move up from assistant chief to chief for 1958 next week. Twelve Mile firemen still use the 1941 model 350-gallon pumper which they obtained when the department was organized, and now have a 1956 model pumper carrying 500 gallons of water as well. The newer truck- is a point of pride with the volunteers, whose eyes light up whenever they start discussing Hie merits of the vehicles. Features of the truck to which the firemen point with pride are a portable pump and a portable 1,500-watt auxiliary generator mounted in the rear of the vehicle. . In addition to supplying power for two 500-w-att flood lights on top of the truck, the gasoline motor generator is used to supply power in homes power lines have been burned through, leaving the houses without electricity. The Twelve Mile volunteers also boast a resuscitator which is kept Members of Hie Twelve Mile volunteer fire department are shown above with their 1956 model pumper, in front of the fire station. They are, left to right, Ora Grable, Varrick Bookwaltcr, Merrill Grable, Chief Clarence Swanson, Harold Griest and George Gearhart. Four of those shown, Grable, Boohwalter, Swanson and Gricst, have been members of the department since it was organized in 1940. (Pharos-Tribune Photo-Engraving) in the fire station, built in 1942, in cas'e of emergency. Twelve Mile's volunteers echo the lament of virtually all such groups — that persons reporting fires too frequently hang up the telephone before giving adequate directions. They point out that since the elimination of the local phone switchboard there is no way for them to determine where the call came from, unless they happen to know the caller. Ten fire phones ring when the department number, 2221, is dialed. All of the volunteers with the phones allow three rings before answering, giving the other firemen time to reach .their phones and hear the caller at the same time. Twelve Mile's firemen are also proud to point out that all members of lie unit are. completely familiar with the fire trucks, from driving to operation of all parts of the fire-fighting apparatus. well-acquainted with the trucks while on maintenance duty every fifth month. The department is divided into maintenance crews of three men each, and these crews are responsible for the care of the two trucks. Now men use this time to learn to handle the trucks and apparatus with practiced skill. But new men aren't added to the roster very often, as evidenced by the low turnover in personnel. Members of the group "become | With half of the original group still Friday Evening, December 27, 1957. Lafayette Resident, Mrs. Clara Ryder Dies MONTICELLO—Mrs. Clara M. Ryder, 88, of route 2, Lafayette, died at the Monticello Nursing Home at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Her parents were Isaah and Elizabeth (Beard) Harshman. She was born in West -Milton, Ohio. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Goldia Shepard and Mrs. Ruby Nice, Lafayette; one niece; one nephew; a brother, Warren Lafayette; three six great-grand- one great-great- Harshman of grandchildren; children; and [randchild, Final rites will be at the Thompson funeral home in Brookston at 1 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in the Battle Ground cemetery. Record 47,000 Cases Of Flu In Indiana INDIANAPOLIS (UP) — Indiana has recorded 47,305 cases of influenza as o£ Dec. 21, including 117 new ones last week, the Indiana State Board of Health reported Thursday. The one-week total compared with 192 in the comparable period Mrs. Mabelle Hatfield, Converse Resident, Dies PERU—Mrs. Mabelle Hatficld, 68, died suddenly at her home in Converse at 1:30 a.m. Thursday after a heart attack. She was born near Kokomo, April 5, 1889,,the daughter of Henderson and Lucie (Williams) Sperlin. She was married in 1920 to Joe Hatfield who survives. Other survivors include a sister, Mrs. Ernest Simpson of Fort Wayne and a brother, Claude Sperlin, of Lafayette. The Zook-Larrison funeral home has charge of arrangements. Driver Unhurt As Car Overturns On U.S. 24 PERU—A Colorado motorist escaped injury but his 1956 station wagon was demolished Thursday when he lost control of the vehicle about eight miles west of Peru on U.S. 24. The driver was identified as Miles Sills, 30, of Colorado Springs. He told State Trooper John Rusie that he was going west when his car dropped onto the shoulder causing him to lose control. It skidded and flipped over onto its top. of 1956. The total so far in 1%7 ' compares with 2,130 in 1950. i . _. _ . The five-year median is 7,:268,i Light Plane Damaged the board said. Sputnik 11 Will Pass Over U.S. Tonight CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (UP) — Sputnik II, the dog-carrying satellite, will make three twilight passes over the United States Friday night, according to Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Sputnik II may be visible beginning at 4:30 p.:n, c.s.t. northeast of a line from Lake Erie to the Carolina coast, traveling from the southwest to the' northeast. on the department after more than 17 years, Twelve Mile area residents are assured of top-flight protection. In Peru Area. Blaze PERU—A Piper Cub plane owned by a Chicago resident was partially destroyed by fire and a. frame hangar and workshop sustained about $300 damage or,' the Ernest Workman farm Thursday afternoon. The farm is located on a Miami county road one-half mile west of the county farm. 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