Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on October 7, 1983 · Page 3
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 3

Logansport, Indiana
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Friday, October 7, 1983
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Friday, October 7, 1983 Pharos-Tribune, Logansporr, Indiana Page 3 City/County Jerry Richardson/Pharos-Tribune George Winter painting Scene from Logansport Rare Painting From City Discovered A rare painting by famed artist George Winter when he lived in Logansport has been . discovered in San Francisco. Believed to be the artist's largest oil landscape, 29 by 36 inches, the painting is titled, . "Scene on the Wabash, Vicinity of Logansport, Indiana, 1848." It depicts a group of 18 Potawatomi women and children on a small arm of the river. It was painted by Winter on canvas as the tribe prepared for its forced migration west of the Mississippi. Winter, who became famous for his paintings of American Indians, was born in Portsra, England, in 1810. He studied drawing and painting in London for a number of years before coming to America in 1830. He resided first in New York, continuing his studies at the National Academy of Design. In 1837 he arrived here, attracted by the pending migration of the Potawatomi Indians west of the Mississippi. He wrote in his journal: "In the spring of the year 1837, having been led by a touch of romantic feeling to see and sketch the Indians of the Wabash, I found myself in the pleasant town of Logansport, located on the banks of the Wabash River in the County of Cass, Indiana, at a very propitious time." Winter was on friendly terms with the Indians, enabling him to mingle with them and sketch them in their natural habitat. In 1840 he was married to Mary Squier and in the same year he undertook a series of six large oils depicting the battleground at Tippecanoe. In 1851 Winter and his family moved from here to Lafayette. There he painted the portraits of some of the state's leading citizens, including John Purdue, the founder of Purdue University, and William Digby, Lafayette's first settler. He went to California in 1874 to attend his brother's funeral and to settle his estate. He took a number of his paintings to California with him, but most of them were destroyed in the earthqauake and fire of 1906. He returned to Lafayette in 1876 but he died shortly afterward while attending a public meeting in the opera house there. Winter painted rapidly and usually signed and annotated his canvases on the back. Among his many portraits are two of Frances Slocum, who was stolen by the Delaware Indians from her Quaker parents in 1777 and lived as an Indian squaw among the Miamis for 70 years. She refused repatriation when she was discovered and ended her days as the wife of the chief of "Dead Man's Village," where Winter painted • her picture. His descendants have maintained a collection of his journals, notes, sketches and most of his water colors. Some are on display in the .Tippecanoe County Historical Society museum in Lafayette, Other works by Winter may be found in public 'and private collections in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Alabama, Louisiana, Florida and California. The painting in San Francisco is being offered for sale by the brothers John and Chester Helms, who own and operate Atelier Dore, Inc., a gallery at 771 Bush Street in downtown San Francisco. It specializes in Europen and American art of the 19th and 20th centuries. The painting shows some of the women washing clothes, while others are minding their young or cooking. One is nursing an infant. Another, on horseback and wearing the traditional turban of the tribe, is about to wade into the water. Storm clouds are gathering. The painting is on its original stretcher and in excellent condition. The period frame is held in place by leather thongs This is believed to be one of the works Winter took with him to California in 1874. In San Francisco he made numerous sketches which he intended to work into oils after his return to Indiana, but his sudden death prevented him from completing that work. El-Tip-Wa Given Gift EFTip-Wa Area Vocational School has received a gift from a local business to assist in the training program for automotive mechanics. ' The school received a 350-cubic-inch General Motors diesle engine and a complete front- wheel-drive Chrysler Trans-axle and steering unit. The gift from Lloyd Lantz manager of Superior Auto Parts Inc., exceeds $2,000, according to Don Grostefon, El-Tip-Wa director. Homecoming Candidates 1983 Logansport High School Homecoming queen candidates aret front row (L-R) Molly Freidline, Danielle Cooper, Patty Boker, Natalie Leonard, Angela Klaiber and Barb Bieh!. Second row: Kristie Dillman, Robyn Kline, Heidi Landen, Lynn Day, Melissa Foster and Renee Maqna. Third row: Jerry Richardson/Pharos-Tribune Randie Tinney, Sara Penn, Tammy Conrad, Kelly Miller and Melissa Waltigney. Chris Peters is not pictured. The queen will be named tonight. Homecoming Queen To Be Named The 1983 Logansport High School homecoming queen will be named during tonight's football game. Eighteen candidates were selected. They are: Patty Baker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Z. Baker, sponsored by Health Careers Club; Barbara Biehl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Biehl, sponsored by Thespians; and Tammy Lynn Conrad, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Conrad, sponsored by Distributive Education Clubs of America. Also, Danielle Cooper, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phil Cooper, sponsored by Latin Club; Lynn Day, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Day, sponsored by Math Club; and Kristie Dillman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Dillman, sponsored by Office Education Association. Melissa Foster, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Foster, sponsored by Sign Language Club; Molly Freidline, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Freidline, sponsored by Key Club; and Angie Klaiber, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Klaiber, sponsored by Art Club. Robyn Kline, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kline, sponsored by Drama Club; Heidi Landen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Robert Landen, sponsored by German Club; and Natalie Leonard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Leonard, sponsored by Photography Club. Renee Magna, daughter Mr. and Mrs. Tony Magna, sponsored by Pep Club; Kelly Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Miller, sponsored by Speech Team; and Sara Penn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Penn, sponsored by Spanish Club. Chris Peters, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Peters, sponsored by Science Club; Randie Tinney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Baker, sponsored by Cheerblock; and Melissa Waltigney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Waltigney, sponsored by French Club. Hospital Speech On Tap Dr. Jeffrey Smith New Superintendent New Bus Stop The new senior citizens bus stop at Fifth and East Broadway is ready for use. Workers completed the installation of the bus stop this week. Harris Glass Company employees Larry Turnpaugh (left) Jerry Richardson/Pharos- Tribune and Glen Nubel installed the facility. It is equipped with a telephone linked to the senior citizen's center at 356 W. Broadway. Dr. Jeffrey H. Smith, 43, will assume his duties as superintendent of Logansport State Hospital on Monday, Oct. 24. He will be the principal speaker the following evening at the annual banquet of the Mental Health Association in Cass County, it was announced today by Mary Lou Wedekind, executive director. He will outline his views of the future role the state hospital. The banquet will be at 6:30 p.m. in the Four County Mental Health Center. Smith already has inspected the Mental Health Center, which works in cooperation with the state hospital in the treatment of the mentally ill. The new superintendent has been director of the PAL project, a program for accelerated learning at the Fort Wayne State Hospital. He has been on the staff of that hospital 16 years. Dr. Smith, who has a Ph.D. degree from Purdue, fills the vacancy here created by the resignation of James Frohbieter, who became assistant superintendent of the Evansville State Hospital. Ed Smith, personnel director, has served as acting superintendent during the past month. Bar President Elected George Stephenson is the new president of the Cass County Bar Association. Stephenson, who was vice president, succeeds Kim Walker as president. Richard Maughmer, who has been secretary- treasurer, was elected vice president, and Mary-Ann R. Welsh was elected secretary- treasurer. Women Seeking Damages Leah Davis and Janet Hill, Rt. 2, Logansport, are the plaintiffs in a damage suit against the city of Logansport filed in Cass Circuit Court. The suit is the outgrowth of damage allegedly caused in the installation of high voltage electric lines on their property without their permission or knowledge. The suit states that the plaintiffs own six acres of land in Eel Township and agents of the city entered their land and cut 25 trees and saplings to a width of approximately 30 feet without their knowledge or consent. They accuse the workers of knocking down a mail box, destroying a forsythia bush, overrunning their lane, cutting their fence, destroying a fir bush, and damaging a corner post. The complaint alleges poles were erected on their real estate and electric lines installed over their property along the south and westerly boundaries without their knowledge or consent. They ask both actual and punitive damages and request a jury trial. Scouts Schedule Cleanup More than 130 Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and adult leaders will participate in a United Way County Cleanup on Saturday. The Scouts will clean up parts of the county beginning at 7 a.m. The project is held to show appreciation for help in the United Way campaign and also to provide Scouts an opportunity to perform community service work. Refreshments and awards for the Scouts will be provided by Switches, Inc. Troops and leaders that will be involved in the project are: In the Galveston area, Girl Scout troops 231, Linda Wright, leader; and 235, Vicki Hamby. In Royal Center, Girl Scout troops 215, Sue Auker, leader; and 201, Susan Hollis. In Logansport, Girl Scout troops 240, Carol Eldridge, leader; 223, Cletha Van Winkle; and 283, Faye Toteno. Other Girl Scout troops participating are 292, Margaret Zartman, leader; and 295, Beth Stout. Boy Scouts will be represented by Franklin Elementary Pack 3204, Bobby Moore, leader; Longfellow Pack 3208, Eleanor Winegardner; and St. Vincent Troop 227, Gerald Kersey. Senior citizens helped to organize the Boy Scout volunteers. LOGANSPORT'S FINEST cm i IT FRUIT MARKET OUTSTANDING MICHIGAN MUMS LARGE JUMBO SIZE ARBORVITAE GLOBES Electrical Loop Energized JUMBO GREEN ASH TREES The new 69 kilovolt (KV) loop around the city has been energized completely. The loop makes it possible for Logansport utilities to feed electricity to all areas of the city from two directions, according to Electric Department Manager Richard Shumaker. The east part of the 69KV loop was energized on Wednesday, completing the project. It is part of a $15 million electric renovation project undertaken two years ago. URGE SIZE FORSYTHIA $700 $4500 ~ $ 5°°

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