Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on December 29, 1957 · Page 5
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 5

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, December 29, 1957
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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1957. THE PHAKOS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPORT, INDIANA PAGE FIVE This Changing World Cass County Historical Society Good Sports Answer to Previous Puzzle PART 479 This series of stories about Long Cliff was inspired by two newspaper editorials; first, by one in the Press, recently, commending the work being done there, and another that the writer happened to see a day or so later in the Logansport Journal published about seventy-five years ago, bewailing the prospect of having to put up with the presence in, or near, Logansport, of "hundreds of howling maniacs." Evidently the writer of that editorial was under a definite misapprehension concerning the nature of the institution that it was proposed to establish here. He apparently thought the new community was to be merely a custodial affair, where only the hopeless incurables were to be cared ior. Judging from the editorial the editor didn't know that efforts would be made to remedy the unfortunate condition of the patients to be brought here; that the institution was to be a hospital, a remedial establishment, instead of merely a place of confinement. AT ANY RATE, the town has been able to get along pretty well for seventy-five years with the hospital for a near neighbor. This present writer has talked to a good .many people recently about Long Cliff, and has heard no complaints. On the other hand, we've been very much impressed by one fact: scores of people have come here to work at Long Cliff, at all kinds of jobs, and, it seems, most of them have stayed, moving to Lo years ago. Lloyd served as Eel township trustee for at least one By WILL BALL Cliff employe concerning that in-1 stitution or anyone connected with! term; James raises gladiolas by j its management. the thousands, most, if not all ofj .We have forgotten some who which, go to an Indianapolis dealer. Before we go too far, and forget to come back, let us say that we want to avoid any implication Dr. Rogers tended toward unfair favoritism of his friends from the southern part of the state. Such favoritism would certainly have reacted unfavorably upon the reputation of the institution which he headed, and the standing enjoyed by Long Cliff • today is evidence that the management all through the years has been above reproach. ON'E FORMER CLIFF employee, who came here from Evansville, were formerly connected ' with Long Cliff who came from other places and decided to stay. Dr. George A. Myers, who came to the place as a staff member, a Doctor of Dental Surgery. He established his own.private practice when he left Long Cliff several years ago. Dr. F. W. Terflinger, a native of Eaton, in Delaware County, Dr. Rogers' successor, has been a very successful physician ever since his resignation from the Long Cliff staff nearly forty years ago until his retirement a few years back. TYPICAL OF THE comments we site of another State Hospital, putj have heard {rorn former Long it this way when asked what made• cliff people was this, made by her come to Logansport. a good some one whose name we don . t many years ago: "We'd all heard| now recall.• Whoever it was had what a nice place Logansport was, j se rved under Dr. Rogers, Dr Ter- and so I decided I'd try it." ! flinger, Dr. Palmer, Dr Dodd's and She did, and is still here. When asked what sort of work she did she said: "I've done everything; I've been on the wards, I've worked in the office, and I've done other things in the several times I've been there." Married many years ago, she has retired, but still has a warm spot in her heart for "The Cliff." THIS IDEA OCCURS to us as we write; it is altogether likely that there is a group which tends to circulate among the institutions over the country like Long Cliff, moving from one place to another rrnof se^e ** for the experience. If such . . . . chniTl/l. Via tha />nco tnic wrirpr at Long Cliff had ended. AN INCIDENTAL, which we fail to understand is the fact that most of these recruits for help at "Thej Cliff" come from the southern part of this state, with a few from southern Illinois, and several from Kentucky and Ohio. The fact that Dr. Joseph Rogers, the first Medical Superintendent, came from Madison, which is in Jefferson County, on the Ohio River, probably has some bearing on the matter. The doctor was very favorably known in that part of the state, and the mere fact that he was in a position to offer employment would cause many people from that part of the state to apply. One man from Jefferson County, of which Madison is the seat, made a comment something like this: "Anybody from Jefferson County automatically got a job at Long Cliff." Another man, this one from Hamilton, Ohio, said: "Dr. Rogers was a mighty nice man to work for." THREE MEMBERS of one family, brothers, all from Jefferson County, worked at Long Cliff, and all remained in Logansport. These were James, Lloyd and Daniel Copeland. The first two still live here; Daniel passed away a few should- be the case, this writer thinks that most of the peripatetics settle down when they get here, judging by. the number of former Cliff employees living here now. Let's look at the record. We've already named the Copeland brothers, three of them; two of whom, by the way, met their wives at the Cliff; William Bradley, radio dealer, native of southern Indiana, also met his wife out there; Rus'sel Norwood; Herschel Smith and his brother Byron, one or both of whom also married their wives there; Sam Upton, numismatist extraordinary, and his wife. Marjorie, met at the Cliff; Barber some others. As usual, the speaker had only- good words for everyone, and wound up by saying:. "Of course, Dr. Terflinger was daddy to everyone out there." There are other members of the staff, no longer resident here, whom we'd like to mention; members who, for one reason or another did not reach the superin- tendency. One of these was Dr. James W. Milligan, with whom we had a slight acquaintance; also Dr. Rebecca Parrish, who left Long Cliff to go to the Philippines to take charge of a hospital established by the Foreign Missionary Board of the Methodist church; the Margaret Johnston General Hospital in Manila. Dr. Parrish served, as Director of that institution for several years, bringing it to a high point of efficiency. After, her retirement she settled in Indianapolis, where she died several years ago. The writer later met some of her associates, who praised her outstanding ability, while disagreeing! with her on minor matters. DR.' MILLIGAN had a sister in the local High School while at the Cliff. She taught English, we believe. Both'were fine people. | This writer suspects that most] citizens of the community seldom ACEOSS 1 Tennis equipment 4 Baseball equipment 8 Croquet equipment • 12 Hail! 13 Again ' 14 Toward the -sheltered side 15 Unit ol wire measurement 16 Spanish girls 18 Chosen 20 Short jackets 21 Aeriform luel 22 Ages 24 Term used In gall (Pi.) 26 Walked 27 Wrong • (prefix) 30 Click-beetle 32 Next to 34 Photographic device SSLaundry equipment 36 Bud's sibling 37 Norse god 39 Prejudice • 40 Paradise 41 Legal matters 42 Oar fulcrum 45 Gushed 49 Absolution 51 Australian ostrich 52 Angered 53 Mine entrance 54. Tear 55 Corn bread 56 Disorder 57 Female saint (fb.) DOWN 1 Title 2 Wicked S Wires 4 Spars 5 Arrow poison 6 Sensitive 7 Number 8 Fishermen use them 9Singin-g'voice 10 Incline 11 Minus 17 School book 19 Social group 23 Early bird 24 Hungarian city *,EgN AS. EB sV R.* 25 Russian • mountains 26 Barter 27 Clergymen 28 Notion . 29 Weights 31 Eats away 33 Staid. 38 Interior 40 Run together ' 41 Small ones 42 Journey 43 Demigod 44 Portent 46 Taro roots 47 Give forth 48 Cheat 50 Famous uncle Raleigh Bailey; Harry Thompson,!" 1 "* oi th .<: institution on the Wa- retired plumber; Morris B. Clark; . ash mlle so dow slream . Clyde Cody from Perry County, ' from Logansport, even when pass- on the Ohio River, former C u y ;'ng the. place except, perhaps to policeman, and- his wife, Ada r " ote a ™* bulldln ,g or some ° tlier Backus, who met at the Cliff ;. John Gates, who came here from , Few, perhaps are aware has served as a huge matn , elsewhere and married a i oca l momal bureau for many Logans- girl, Grace Cohee, whom he met P° rt Pf° P Ie j that . che "7 Lane there; Earl Ottinger, tool manufacturer; Charles Tichenor, who spent the rest of his life here after his retirement from the Cliff; I flowers. seen the blossoming of many romances among the attendants, as as the blooming of spring Upset Stomach? FOR FAST SAFE RELIEF TAKE TUMSi NATION'S NUMBER 1 NEUTRALIZE* • TESTS PROVE TUMS MOST EFFECTIVE! THERE'S NO SUBSTITUTE FOR SKB Only! de-worth a Ernest Felker; Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Weddington, she from southern Indiana, he from Monon, a few miles to the northwest; they met at Long Cliff. AND GUS MTNX certainly didn't bring his bride from Germany. There are perhaps a dozen more whose names could be added to this list; that is, a dozen of whom we have heard as we discussed the subject with friends, but of whom we failed to make note. Most of them came here forty or fifty or more years ago, and have stayed because they liked the place. They appear to have some sort of an organization; at least they hold annual reunions at a local park HERE IS A STRIKING fact: this writer has not heard a single word of complaint from any former Long WE KEEP UP WITH LATEST METHODS; NEWEST DRUGS! We are constantly alert to newest methods and modern drugs to servo you most efficiently. CENTRAL DRUG CO. George Kimbrough, R. ph. 4th at Broadway Phone 3131 Incidentally, the phrase "on the wards," means service in caring for the patients, as distinguished from other kinds of service, as gardening, horticulture, kitchen, etc. Wabash Valley Farm Loan Association Elects New Officers Officers of the Wabash Valley National Farm Loan Association were elected at the annual meeting of stockholders and directors recently at Peru. They are George Carr, president; George Messersmith, vice-president; Russell D. Pierce, secretary-! treasurer; Florence Young, assistant secretary-treasurer; and Donald T. Creek, field assistant. Carr was re-elected a director of the association prior to the election of oficers. W 'IV. Eidenour of the Federal Land Bank of Louisville gave a discussion of Land Bank operations during the year; The Rev. Bill Shewman of Peru showed slides and discussed his experiences in South America. Reports given during the meeting indicated that the association has experienced considerable growth-during the past year. A luncheon preceded the business meeting. Guests included Earl James, assistant Cass county Egent; John Wiley, Miami county agent, and his assistant, George Aldred; Wayne Betzner of the Peru Production Credit Association; Marion Strong, Ned Hutahin- son and Mel Warnack, representing the Soil Conservation Service; Dwight David of the Marion Association; and Lotus Staton and Charles Ward from the .Frankfort Association. Union Quintet Beats Tank Team At Armory Trailing 29 to 21 at the half, the Allied Industrial Workers No. 734 independent basketball team made, a comeback to nose out the National Guard Tank Company team, 58 to 54, in the local armory Friday night. The Floss brothers led the AIW attack, with Oscar connecting for 21 points and Fred for 19. Kenneth Miller was the sharpshooter for the Tank company, with 26 points. Summary: AIW: Ross 2, Funk 2, Titus 10, Wallace 4, F. Ploss 19, and 0. Ploss 21; Tank company: Freddy 3, Cochran 2, Baldwin 6, Miller 28, Gray 13, Harmon 2, and Stout 2. Anyone desiring to play the AIW team should call 21348. CASHIER IS ROBBED EAST CHICAGO Wl — Apolonia Esparza, cashier for the General Finance Co., told police he was robbed of $2,150 by a lone bandit Thursday night as he was taking the money to a bank. 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