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_SL'NDAY. DECEMBER 20, 1957. THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPORT, INDIANA PAGE FIVE This Changing World Cass County Historical Society PART 479 Cliff This series o£ stories about Long •was inspired by two news- n editorials ; first, by one in tne 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 years ago. Lloyd served as Eel township trustee for &t least one term; James raises gladiolas by the thousands, most, if not all of which, go to an Indianapolis dealer. Before we go too far, and forget By WILL BALL Cliff employe concerning that institution or anyone connected with its management. We have forgotten some who were formerly connected with Long Cliff who carne from other Good Sports Answer to Pravlom Puzzle to come back, let us say tbat places and decided to stay. Dr. | we want to avoid any implication | George A. Myers, who came 1 to the Dr. Rogers tended toward unfair place as a staff member, a Doctor favoritism of his friends from the j of Dental Surgery. He established IV " "O" t •**- " «.*.*. o j iclVUllLlblJ] Ui His AJ. 1U11UO 11 will Lilt i Ul ^/CllUdl V3UI gCi J J.1C C31-C*UJLJ-3J1CU ine prospect of having to put up. southern part of the state. Such his own private practice when he wun the presence in, or near, Lo-; favoritism would certainly have re- ' " ' gansport, 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 for. 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 got 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 acted 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. ONE FORMER CLIFF employee, who came here from Evansville, site of another State Hospital, put it this way when asked what made her come to Logansport' a good many years ago: "We'd .all heard what a nice "place Logansport was, and so I decided I'd try it." • 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 Long vi. juui, emu, it setiiliti uiuai. ui . . , .. them have stayed, moving to Lo- ™ VII JS from one place to another gansport after their term of service J" st f° rKth t, ex P erlenc . e - If su . ch at Long Cliff had ended i should be the c ? seu ' thlS - T!' er AINT iNrmFNTAi whir* wo f-iil thinks that most of the peripatetics tou^standJs^'fMtthaTinostlfrtHe down when they get here, of these recruits for help at "The '«?»ng hy the number_of former help 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 Upset Stomach? FOR PAST SAM RILIIF TAKE TXIMSI NATION'S NUMUX 1 NIUTHALIZIK • TESTS PROVE TUMS MOST EFFECTIVE! THME'S NO SUISTITUTE FOK 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; Russel Norwood; Herschel Smith and his brother Byron, one or both of whom also married their from former Long was this, made by 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 have heard Cliff people some one whose name, we don't now recall. Whoever it was had served under Dr. Rogers, Dr. Ter- flinger, Dr. Palmer, Dr. Dodds and some others. As usual, the speaker had only good words for everyone, and wound up by saying: "Of course, Dr. Terflinger was daddy :o 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 of the ACROSS 1 Tennis equipment 4 Baseball equipment 8 Ci'oquet equipment 12 Hall! . 13 Again 14 Toward the sheltered side 15 Unit of wire measurement 16 Spanish girls 18 Chosen 20 Short jackets 21 Aeriform iuel 22 Ages 2» Term used In golf (pi.) 28 Walked 27 Wrong • (prefix) 30 Click-beetle 32 Next to 34 Photographic device 3! Laundry equipment 36 Bud's sibling 37 Norse god 3B 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 («b.) DOWN 1 Title 2 Wicked 8 Wires 4 Spars 5 Arrow poison 6 Sensitive 7 Number '• B Fishermen use them 9 Singing voice 10 Incline . 11 Minus • 17 School book 19 Social group 23 Early bird 24 Hungarian city 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 Joufney 43 Demigod 44 Portent •46 Taro roots 47 Give forth 48 Cheat 50 Famous uncle fl « there; Sam Upton, numismatist extraordinary, and his wife, Mar- , I .. rUTf TJ n »Kn^ L'UliiellS Ul U1B L'UUlIIJUlmy aClUUll, r,' 6 ' u"^ -i S? v Thr,— ;tbink <>f the institution on the Wa- 5S?S h J»: J ?5^ OI S bash a mile or so down stream retired plumber; Morris B. Clark; Clyde Cody from Perry County, on the Ohio River, former city policeman, and his wife, Ada Backus, who met at the Cliff; John Gates, who came here from elsewhere and married a local girl, Grace Cohee, whom he met there; Earl Ottinger, tool manufacturer; Charles Tichenor, who spent the rest of his life here after his retirement from the Cliff; 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 MINX certainly didn't bring his bride from Germany. There are perhaps a dozen morej 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 anr nual reunions at a local park. HERE IS A STRIKING fact: this writer has not heard a single word of complaint from any former Long from Logansport, even when ; ing the place, except, perhaps, to r.ote a-new building or some other change. Few, perhaps, are aware that it has served as a huge matrimonial bureau for many Logansport people; lhaj; Cherry Lane has seen the blossoming of many romances among the attendants, as well as the blooming of spring flowers. Incidentally, the phrase "on the wards," means service ire caring for the patients, as distinguished from other kinds of service, as gardening, etc. horticulture, kitchen, 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 la election of oficers. W W. Ridenour 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 tiie past year. A luncheon preceded the business- meeting. Guests included Earl Jnmes, assistant CMS county Egent; John Wiley, Miami county agent, and his assistant, George Aldred; Wayne Betzner of the Peru Production Credit Association; Marion Strong, Ned Hutchinson and Mel Warnack, representing the Soil Conservation Service; Dwight David of the Marion Association; and Lotus Staton and Charles Ward from the FranMort 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 Ploss 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 26, Gray 13, Harmon 2, and Stout 2. Anyone desiring to play the AIW team should call 21348. CASHIER IS ROBBED EAST CHICAGO l/pi - Apolonia Esparza, cashier for the General Finance Co., told police he was robbed of $2,150 by a kme bandit Thursday night as he was taking the money to a bank. Read the Classified Ads WE KEEP UP WITH LATEST METHODS; NEWEST DRUGS! We are constantly alert to newest methods and modern drugt to serv« you most efficiently. 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