Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on December 31, 1957 · Page 9
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 9

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Tuesday Evening, December 31, 1957. LOGANSPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY Logansport, Indiana, Pharos-Tribuna Nu»« Pictorial Parade Of Top News Stories In 1957 The General Tire when it purchased the equipment. and Rubber Company former National Steel made I/ogansport Hie main manufacturing center for its revolutionary new air springs April 24 Construction Company plant on Water street. The company installed $1 million worth of new A mile of track was torn out and traffic on state road 17 north of Kewanna freight train were derailed May 6. Damage was estimated at $100,000. was held up for hours when 2G cars of, a Chesapeake & Ohio Winner of the annual soapbox derby was 14-year-old Myron N'cff, ol near Flora. His brother, Herman, was the 1956 champion. Myron competed in 'the national derby in Akron Aug. 18. ." ' N Asian flu forced several county schools to close late in October ' and struck heavily in city schools at the same time. Before the flu Sidewalks in the downtown area received a face-lifting last sum- s t ruc i{, many area residents, such as the sta^e troopers above, were mcr. The project got underway June 25 when workers tore out the- giycn shots to war(1 off the disease, old walk on Fourth street, between North and Broadway. For the second time in the past lliree was named "Indiana Mother of Hie Year Blizard, 77, of Washington township, won mother of six children. years, a Cass county mother ," March 23. Mrs. Elizabeth the honor in 1957. She is the _. . . . . .,,.„ t „-„,,The National Bank Senators came out on top in the American Division in Little League competition. The team is shown above with Manager Dick Chapman, at rignt. Weather brought disaster to area residents during the summer months. In July, a five-inch rainfall caused flash floods in the Lake Freeman and Lake Shafcr areas, leaving 75 persons homeless and crcaUj)g gcenes such as that abovc On Junc 15 a tornaao destroyed several buildings near Rochester, but caused no injuries. Champions of Logansport's Little league baseball National Division were the Schiff's Shoe Store Cardinals, shown above with their manager, Bill Jargstorf. county during 1957. Above is the car , and his wife, Amy, 62, were killed. Traffic took 11 lives in Cass In which Fred J. Spitznoglc, 69, The car was struck by a train at the Wabash Eailroad's Eighteenth street crossing Sept. 22. The new St. Joseph's parochial grade school at Broadway and Eel River avenue was formally dedi- uted Sept. 15. Above ii a. view of the rear »f the building, showing the covered playground and entrance. In July, county residents were busy preparing fo r the Cass County Fair. Above, Ruby Hunt, of the Friendly Farmers 4-H Club, leads her Black Angus steer down a chute after Ming weighed U Prtot

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