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SUNDAY, JANUARY 12, 1958 THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE and 10GANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPORT, INDIANA PAGE FIFTEEN This Changing World Cass County Historical Society PART 481 I Charcoal iror; was still being made Several weeks ago, in writinglat a furnace in Wisconsin about about James Lesh. occupant of a! forty years ago from ore mined hou?e on the grounds" now a partjnear Ashland, if memory serves. of the Long Cliff garden, we said! The use of charcoal eliminates the that his wife was Celeste Porter, daughter of Benjamin' Porter, and that the Porter and Lesh farms adjoined each other in southwest- presence of sulphur, which is apt to be present in coke and highly undesirable as an ingredient of ern Clinton township. We got that: POWER FOR the hammer, information from an atlas dated! I which was an essential part of the about the !urn of Ihe century, about; equipment of the Catalan forge, the lime the events we were dis- was obtained from the canal It cussing had transpired. took a lot of hammering to remove However. Stockman Robert ,Ius-i ln e impurities that existed in the tice tell? us that James Lesh had ore. The quaiity of the finished left the home place, and had been iron depended on the amount of living near the south bank of the'hammering. By WILL BALL of their wits, if any. Someone, probably a transient, who was boarding at the Wagner House, a second-rate place at the northeast corner of Canal and Oak streets, developed a case, and the health authorities isolated him by quarantining the place, then, a few days later, added insult to injury by moving another case into Mike Wagner's establishment. That, of course, put the Wagner house out of business as a hotel or boarding house. Mike retaliated by bringing suit against the city. We don't believe the case ever came to trial. THAT STREET location, Canal Wabash. a couple of miles north of The hammer at that forge, we an d Oak, will probably puzzle most the ancestral farm, for some timei' lav e read, was a wooden beam! present-day residents. Canal street before he had moved lo the farm 1 something'more than a foot square| had its name changed to Railroad east of lown. the place ho left to a "d about forty-five feet long. That ; street sixty-odd years ago, because move to the Shanklin place, now a was lne hammer handle; the ham-j-he Panhandle tracks took up most part of Long Cliff. mer head was chunk of iron or of the space on. the thoroughfare. I \1T WEEK we mentioned the stee ' at!acneci lo 0!le end of this! A few years later the name was "Old" Forge Road." later known ; beam . , so arranged that it was 1 - 1 —" J — : - "" " as George street, now, along that T 3150 ,? a part section, just east of town, of Road was derived about a forge, or blast furnace, three or , ( . lowd to drop on the miss ° f sem1 ' ltnown Loday - changed again, this time to Mel- pies the corner. We believe this church is the result of the efforts of the Reverend Jeremiah W. White, who did a great deal of the work himself. He, and his flock, deserve a great deal of credit for the splendid improvement in that neighborhood. THE UNSIGHTLY gravel bank, badly eroded, which had been totally neglected for seventy-five years, or more, and with its top pitied with the cooling cellars of the old brewery, piled high with loose blocks of stone that had once been part of the brewery walls, is now a nicely landscaped hill, an ornament to any community. It certainly dresses up that corner wonderfully. City Park comprised several blocks south of Smead, east of Sixteenth. It was platted by John P. Usher, a one-time country lawyer who had "ridden circuit" with another pettifogger of the same type, over West Central Indiana and eastern Illinois, Abraham Lincoln by name. Usher's home was in Terre Haute. He had relatives in Fulton County, in or near Kewanna, which at that date was with- Drinking Water Gets Full Treatment Here Most Logansport residents probably don't realize just what they're getting when they take a long, cool drink of water. Don't get excited, but there's five or six chemicals, ranging from flcurine to ammonia, added to tiie water as it passes through Logansport's modern water works. Robert Price, superintendent of public utilities, explains that chlorine is added to the water here as elsewhere for purification. A small amount of ammonia is also added lo reduce any efi'ect the chlorine might have on the lasle or odor of the water. Then, loo, lime is added to help conlrol the acidity or alkalinity ot fhe water. And you mustn't, orget the alum, which coagulates the water, selling out impurities. Most local people are well aware of the fact that flourine is added to help prevent tooth decay, but few remember that in late summer and fall activated carbon, finely granulated, is placed in the water to absorb river wastes, which hit a peak in the season when, considerable decaying vegetable matter is likely to give the liquid an unpleasant taste or odor. All these chemicals are added to the water for your benefit, so go right ahead and have a drink of 1120 plus flourine, plus chlorine, plus alum, plus lime, plus. . . oh, well, have a drink of water. , , A 1 t-- l -il -j. • u > vvl11 ^-" al- UJdl UCUe Wells W1LI1- power then ai- bourne Avenue, by which title it is out rai]road facmties> isolated ex . cept by horsedrawn transportation. „._ .„.,. „. own, a par , y orserawn ransporaon 24. The name, Old Forfe, ' ' Tlolter: ' pasty lron fresh from the> Oak street extended south from ' Logansport had railroads the ived from the fact that i ! urnace - Contll ™ e a working, turn- j the canal, now Erie avenue, to Michigan-Road and the Wabash & century a«o, there was a ! "Jg the mass of iron Between blows the Wabash river at first; then, Erie Canal. Usher undoubtedly enol ' m ous hammer, gradu- Tour miles east of town', near the 1 ? 1 ^ re ™, ved the slag, much as a bank of the Wabash & Erie Canal, i butter-maker works excess water engaged in smelting iron ore. The r0m ore was a smem? mm ore. ne, . , native product, picked] workm S the mass - ' llbfuU of butter by , up in the swamps near by. It was! MODERN BLAST furnaces pro- bog iron. U can still be found in: duc <-' "P"g iron," a coarsely gran- swampy ground. We have a speci-j ular metal which must be re- men in the Museum. I heated and have excess carbon Charcoal, made nearby, was the! removed by blasts of air in order fuel. We understand that Uie iron !to procure the wronght iron, or produced was o after the railroad tracks were laid, 1 found it convenient to stop its southern course virtually ended Logansport on his way to and from at the tracks, which made it a very, visits with those Fulton County short street. It was the first street relatives, and it is our guess that east of Fifth, only a short block Jon one of those trips he decided to away. • | take a flyer in Logansport real THE NEIGHBORHOOD deterior- esta te. His addition was platted in ated with the passing of the years. Mav 1863 The old Wagner House reached the ! IT WAS 'ABOUT that lime that point where it was no longer habit- Caleb B. Smith, another Hoosier able, and about forty years ago W.,' RUPTURE-EASER T.M. n«s. U.S. I'M. Olt. (A PlDcr Br»« Truw* -- -- , . - , . , friend of both Usher high quality.; stee., with which we are familiar JT. Wilson, attorney for the Praltiand Lincoln, resigned from his today. The old-time Catalan forge estate, owners, had it torn down ' P° st as Secretary of the Interior, a few years later, Tony to which he had been appointed jo wanted to extend a ware-' 3 ' the beginning of Lincoln's first house, and petitioned the city to term - When Smith resigned, Lin- Roquirwd A strong. fonn-rittUig washable support for reducible InsulnaJ hernia. Back lacing adjustable. Snaps up In front. Adjustable lee strap. Soft, flat groin pad. No steel or leather bands. For , produced wrought iron with one Then operation. Palumbo Seventy-five years ago Logans- housei an _ ,._.„,._ _ „, --„—, _... port was undergoing a smallpox. c i OS e the street so Oak street no coln appointed Usher to fil! the : scare. The first mention of the;i onger exists '_ We belive T : vacancy. D.ubl. J!Midlseas V v e saw concerned some , built only across the south end! But the small-pox scare appar- '* cases at Monticello, 20-oda miles! of the street A space forty or fifty 1 en "y be § an to die out about the 35 .•!?? west U was decided > atter some feet square which was once the! time the P est house . located near W rittinO inimr-firrnf Inn (•Iinr-ilinrllr.^n.-nU.-.r] .. . ' i «-« wi.w.^ tll> -!(.U_ II , _ » . men. women, chlldri snro around lo 1 . . Itate rlcbt, left ild . Mall orders riya measure around lowest part of abdo- BUSJAH^S DRUG STORE 30B 4th Phcno 3774 : investigation, that the disease had j been contracted from hauling rags at a paper mill in that town. AJ case or two developed in Logansport, and the scare was on. north end of Oak street, remains i the northwest corner of 17th and open we believe I Erle > was read y f or occupancy. a new comer; could contract aad tl0 " e l Very f6W ' if 3 " y ' CaSeS ' ! ^TILL^TER. it was announced transmit the disease to humans: _.™_: LL _T.., T ™ , CIT y,., of£l ?.'. ais '! th a'- a gang of hoboes had taken We don't know how many cases there were, from first to last, but enough to scare many citizens out CAREFUL DRIVERS SAVE MONEY WITH STATE FARM MUTUAL'S "CARBPUL DRIVER INSURANCE" HARRY "BUD" WATTS 302 W. Market St. Phone 4420 perhaps alarmed by Mike Wag- posession, and were living there i-, ners threat to sue, had a pest comparative comfort obtaining house erected on what was known food by begging from and robbing as the City Park property, two blocks east of the old Klein Brewery, which was situated on a hilltop at the northeast corner of Fifteenth street and the Canal, now Erie Avenue. We passed that corner recently for the first time in a good many years, and were surprised to see that the hill has been cut down to about half its original height, and that a very handsome church, Mount Zion Tabernacle, now occu- nearby residents. That part of town was then' almost entirely unsettled, except for a section further east, known as Hamilton Heights. KIWANIS TO HEAR OFFICER Lt. Colonel Theodore S. Cutting, deputy base commander at Bunker Hill, will be the guest speaker at the weekly meeting of the Kiwanis club at the Shrine club quarters Tuesday noon. The Funds Entrusted to Our Care This Statement of the Condition of The National Bank of Logansport shows how the funds entrusted to us have been invested to maintain the proper protection for depositors. Almost 70% of total deposits is invested in cash and readily marketable securities for use in any emergency. At the same time these ample cash reserves enables us to finance the legitimate needs of Business, Industries and citizens of our community. DIRECTORS E. H. BECKER President—A!pha Industrie!, Director Universal Fire Apparatus Co. F. W. BURGMAN Retired Banker M. t. BUTLER Vicu President—Soles—Muehlhauien Spring Co. J. M. DR'JCK Publisher—Pharos Tribune & Press F. M. McGAUGHEY Retired Banker FRANK M. McHALE-Attorney Chairman of the Board I. EARL RAY President Ray's Creamery H. B. ROBB President R. W. SEARIGHT Farmer H. R. SCHMITT President—The Schmitt-Kioepfer Co. D. G. WIIDERMUTH Prusident W. S. B. Motor Sales Co. Statement of Condition At Close of Business Dec. 31, 1957. RESOURCES Cash and Due from Banks ;.. .$ 2,813,269.96 U. S. Government Securities 7957191.11 Municipal Bonds 2,191,802.66 Other Bonds 53914.73 Loans and Discounts 7,003,983.98 Federal Reserve Bank Stock 31,500.00 Banking House 261,000.00 Investments Representing Bank Premises ... 12,000-00 Furniture and Fixtures 69,000.00 Income Earned But Not Collected 142,932.34 Other Assets 18,181.17 TOTAL $20,554,775.95 LIABILITIES Capital Stock $ 525,000.00 Surplus Fund 525,000.00 Undivided Profits 433,142.93 Reserves for Taxes 54,000.00 Reserves for Contingencies 98,647.52 Discount Collected But Not Earned M 124,781.75 Other Liabilities 43,788.54 Dividends Payable January 1, 1958 15,750.00 Deposits 18,734,66.5-21 TOTAL $20,554,775.95 OFFICERS frank M. McHcle Chairman of the Board L F. Baumann, Vice-President E. W. Heimlidi, Cashier E. C. Carver, Ass't. Cashier J. C. Heimlich, Asj't, Cashier H. B. Robb, President. J. A. Haymaker, Vice-President T. E. Mee, Ast't. Cashier E. R. Monahan, Ass't, Cashier W. F. Bauer, Trust Officer HE NATIONAL BANK Broadway at Fourth WELCOME! Phone 4137 Member Federal Depoiit Insurance Corp. the The latest census shows United Kingdom has a tion of 51,221,000. Nearly 42 million live in England. Extend Deadline On Grain Sorghum Aid Through Feb. 28th ^ Farmers will have more time to take out price-support loans and purchase agreements on 1957-crop grain sorghums since the U.S. Department o£ Agriculture has extended the deadline date by one •month, through February 28, it was announced yesterday by Nelson M. Barr, chairman of the Cass county ASC commitl.ee. Barr said the new ruling will give farmers more time to find storage and to dry grain sufficiently to make it eligible for price support. The unusually high moisture content in the past year's grain sorghum has made much of it ineligible for price support and the situation has weakened prices, Barr .stated. The extension of time also gives farmers a chance to meet the maximum 3 per cent moisture requirement under price support. In Indiana all county support rales for 1957-crop grain sorghums grading No. 2 or better is $1.83 per hundredweight. Mary Olson Services To Be Held Tuesday Final rites for Mrs. Mary Olson, mother of Ray Olson, 2120 Smead street, will be Tuesday afternoon at the Sundseth Memorial funeral home in Minneapolis, Minn. Her death in that city occurred Friday of a heart attack. Survivors are her husband, Arthur; six children and 11 grandchildren. Olson, engineer and announcer at WSAL. will leave today for Minneapolis. Ground fine as flour, marble forms body for rouge, paints, toothpaste, rubber and linoleum. EARLY BIRD SHOPPERS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A'P's EARLY WEEK VALUES I A&P-s Special STEAK Price for Early Week Shoppers This Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Only! A&P's "Super-Right" Beef Round Steak Cube Steak Grand Duchess Steaks "SUPER-RIGHT" H FULLY - MATURED, GRAIN-FED BEEF— N«* Baby Beef or Badge* Beef. AiP'i Beef ta (elected for •aperb tacta and ien- deraen. One High QMlHr ... No Con- futon! IPECIA* MON. TMRUW10 LB. 79° FROZEN IK* PKfi. 79c Youll Save on the Early Week Steak Special Pint THESE PRICES EFFECTIVE ALL WEEK! M/X tf MATCH CANNED GOODS SALE Cherries ' RED SOUR PITTED TomatoOS SULTANA DEL MONTE, UBBT GREEN GIANT Asparagus Ac& ur P 7 150Z 4 YOUR GHOiCa— STOCK UP IOMI I OMMOwt i i men ^"•» e~~,«-.U J«U- AAP FILL TOUR PANTRY-MIX W MATCH SftLB brepeinHI 4WCe « O z. «• ^^ x^ !*•* Pannhfti fWM«* J«U.s OK TOMATO M CBflP ^ r«aiwiu« HOC. wreiige owe* MP^ 01. £|| eww^p^Pv 0^ Pineapple '^J* ChiM 4—1 MAH4X Potatoes . 10-49c Dressings •ULTANA—WBOU KERNEL Golden Corn l-LB. 10c Donvts 16 OMT Own T«o Bog* for pnty W you bwy 46 at the regular prteel 64 OUR OWN TEA BAGS 50c A&P Teas for TASTE and SAVINGS! Green Beans IONA CUT Dial Soap . , . Dial Soap , ^ * Peak Dog Food 37c BIWBY FOOD* dnw PWRE Shortening . . 3 & 77c Lunch Meat 3 %& 1.00 Krey Brown Gravy BEEF, CHICKEN. *& 49c LMf 6rt Cent ORANGE RCU6H INDIAN TBAH. . CAN Freshlike Peas Freshlike Freftfallke FRENCH STTLK 27c

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