Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on December 30, 1957 · Page 3
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 3

Logansport, Indiana
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Monday, December 30, 1957
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Monday Evening, December 30, 1957. Church Membership at Record Level in U. S. If churches drew up a year-enr' balance sheet on religion in Amer ica they could report impressive growth in assets during 1957. Records were set in virtually every field of religious activity that is subject, to statistical measurement. heet racked up the largest new- ;tand sales of any magazine. At first glance the balance sheet may seem completely baf- 'ling. On one side is clear evidence of a strong and growing public interest in religion. On the Reorganization Of Courts Under Study in States CHICAGO — (UP) — Court reorganization plans will be introduced in at least five state legislatures at their next session despite setbacks this year, a survey by the ed by the Connecticut legislature last yeai, while in Wisconsin the public rejected a reorganization plan that had been passed by the legislature. Fireman 75 Years, He Stays on Job MARLBORO, Mass.—Herbert S. Logansport, Indiana, Pharos-Tribune Three • i r ? € £ C ^l:L UdiCatUre S ° Clety Jour lBa.rtlett was 89 years old recently (but he planned to go right on handling his duties as a fire cap- nal disclosed. The Journal said plans aimed at cutting delays in obtaining justice ana increasing administrative effi- But the statement of condition immoral society. other the symtpoms of a sick and.ciency probably will be introduced would also show formidable liabilities. There are still many areas of U. S. life in which church leaders find it difficult to detect any evidence of a genuine religious revival. On the credit side of the state- in the legislatures of Illinois, New Many clergymen believe this York, Connecticut, Wisconsin and ments would be such facts as these: Church membership soared past the 100 million mark and continued to grow at a rate of 3 per cent a year—nearly double the rate of population increase . . . Sunday School enrollment hit an all-time high 'of more than 40 million. Building Boom Spending on church construction climbed to 870-million dollars an increase of 95-million dollars over 1956 . . . more than 3,000 new congregations came into being. Contributions to religious bodies totalled about $3,500,000,000 an increase of nearly 7 per cent over last year ... the number of missionaries in foreign service rose to 22,680 — twice as many as U.S. churches sent abroad twenty years ago . ; . the bible dwarfed all other best-sellers, with estimated sales of 8-million copies. On the debit side church leaders might record another array of statistics which are hard to square with the picture of a nation on its knees: Americans spent three times as much on alcoholic beverages as they gave to their churches . . . the number of alcoholics, like the number of church members, reached an all-time high of 5- million. Narcotics addiction the national divorce rate, the highway death toll and juvenile delinquency arrests rose to record levels along with Sunday School enrollment. Facts Are Baffling Pornographic literature flooded the country . . . and a scandal paradox simply demonstrates that Americans are responding in two radically different ways to the experience of living in an era when the shadow of the H-bomb and Lhe intercontinental missile hangs over every tomorrow. Some people are turning to religion to find a meaning for life which transcends the anxieties of an uncertain earthy existence. Others are seeking escape from the same anieties in the age-old philosophy of "eat, drink and be merry." North Carolina. Illinois' legislature already has approved an amendment to the constitution for popular vote in 1958 which would bring into one court system all of the trial courts in the state. However, the Illinois and Chicago Bar Associations are not satisfied with the proposal. New York's legislature turned down court reform proposals made by a legislature commission but the commission is expected to submit a bill again. A court reform plan was dcfeat- tain. Bartlett began fighting fires as a lad of 15 in 1883. Ten years later he was officially appointed to the local fire department giving him a total of almost 75 years as a fireman. A widower, Bartlett said he would remain with the department until he died or until he was unable to do his duties efficiently. REQUIRE DOMESTIC SMELL SEOUL, Korea (UP)— South Korea's austerity program finally has caught up with the women. The government has banned import of all foreign-made cosmetics beginning Jan. 1, 1958. Deaths In News By UNITED PRESS EDWARDSVTLLE, Kans.— Federal District Judge Arthur J. Mellott, 68, a former teacher of ex- President Harry S. Truman at the Kansas City School of Law, died at his home here Sunday. He resigned from the bench in Kansas City last June due to ill health. BALTIMORE, Md. — Hilda Vaughn, stage and film star, died at a hospital here Saturday on her sixtieth birthday. Miss Vaughn began her Broadway career in "The Flood" in 1923 and last appeared in "The River Line" in New York last January. She also had made more than 50 motion pictures. DORCHESTER, England — Vice Adm. Sir Humphrey. Thomas Walwyn, 78, governor of New Found- land from 1936 to 1946, died at his . home here Saturday. Mrs. Elsie Lombard Brush, 75, a member of the original Lyceum Stock Co. in the 1890's, died here Saturday at a hospital. She was the widow of John T. Brash, president of the New York Giants, baseball team from 1903 to 1912. NEW YORK — Mrs. May Talmage Mangam, author and former New York Evening Sun Columnist, died at her home here Sunday. She was the daughter and biographer of the late Rev. T. Dewitt Talmage, eminent Presbyterian minister. Dairy School at Rochester Jan. 7 Dairymen who wish to increase their monthly income may receive helpful suggestions by attending the dairy school to be held at Rochester on January 7. E. A. Gannon will discuss "Four Important Steps In Increasing the Dairy Herd Income." These steps include more milk per cow; more milk per acre of land; more milk per hour of labor; and more milk per unit of feed. GOOD NEWS FOR BUCKEYES PASADENA, Calif. (UP)— Ohio State, which meets Oregon in the Rose Bowl game on Jan, 1,, received good .news today when injured halfback Don Clark returned to the practice field. Clark, hampered by a muscle injury, worked with the Buckeyes Thursday and is scheduled for a-stiffer test on Saturday. NOTICK STATE OF INDIANA ) ) SS: COUXTY OF CASS ) NOTICK TO ALL, PERSONS IN- TKRKSTBD IN THE ESTATE Of .ASA E. SMITH In the Circuit Court of Cas* County, NOVEMBER Term, 1337. CAUSE NUMBER 13077 In the matter of the Kslatu of ASA K. SMITH, ducmised. Notice Is hereby given th; OLAJtA V. SMITH as Executrix of the above named estate, has presented and filed her account in final settlement of said estate, nnci that the same will come up fnr the examination and action of said Circuit Court, on the 15th day of January, 1958, at which time all persons interested in said estate are required to appear in said court and show cause, if any there be, why said account should not he approved. And the heirs of said decedent and all others interested are also required to appear and make proof of their heir- ship or claim to any part of said •slate. Clerk of the Circuit Court for Cass County. Indiana Hanna & Small Atlorney 12-30-1-6 Thrift Talk* \ COAT SALE 1957-WHAT a year! 1957 was a year in which the Russians tried to worry us into an inferiority complex with a couple of interplanetary yo-yo's. The calmer of us hope that we, ourselves, will never reach the moon because we know that it will probably merely open up another area for U. S. foreign relief. The Russians made us forget that we were first with the atomic bomb, the atomic submarine, and, what's really important, the Salk Vaccine, and a way of life for the average citizen about 100 times better than that of the average Russian. Why, shucks, We had the first savings and loan association in America, 127 years ago, and now have thousands of them, and we don't know that the Russians, as yet, have a single one. Even if the Russians launch a satellite with a Shetland pony in it in 1958, we are still centuries ahead of them in our practice of individual thrift, self-care and personal freedom and fun. Values to 79.95 Zibaline, tweeds, man made furs, camels hair Boy Coats, Wools, Wool Blends. Some milium lined, others wool interlined. Black, red, blue, beige, grey, brown Missy, petite and junior sizes. 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