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John McCIoskey New President of Cass Co. Commissioners Democrats were named to re- place Republicans i a number of I county Jobs and aD 1 appointive county highway workers were I / given pay raises of 10 cents per/ hour when the new Cass county l board of c(nmlssioners held its first meeting of the year Monday. Atty. Herbert Small was named to succeed Atty. Frederick H anua, as county attorney s ,while Donald Iake, of Walton,, who has been assistant county h, ighway super- intendt, was named hLghway superintendent. Jesse Morgau, route 3, Loan-- sport, a Republican, who hag been superintendent, was named as- sistan sperintendent of the high- Way department under an, agree.- men,t entered into some years ago by the two political party leaders to make the highway departmen,t bipartisan. Edward Burkett, of Logansport0 was named veteran's service of- ficer, replacing Dean, Arven, who has held the position almos three Years. The new service officer was commander of the V;FW post in the 1949-50 fiscal year a.nd sec- ond district commander i 1957- 58. He was in the army during World War II. Oliver an4 Louise Mikesell were reappointed superintendent anal matron of t,he counW home and Mrs. Elleen Hustoa was reap- pointed county health nurse. Jesse Moore, a Democrat. was reappointed courthouse custodian, and Mrs. Alma Hill anal Ted Morris were named school fund appraisers. Mrs. Bernice 'Settlemyre was renamed a a Republican member of he Memorial hme boarl. Under the new highway depart- merit pay scale, heavy equipment operators win receive $2 per hour, mechandcs will receive $2.15, and al other employees will. receive $1.80. The commissio]zers bega their busy session with the election of officers. John McCloskey, the senior Democrat on, the hoard, was named president, and Jack Hoag- land, the new Democrat comm.. sinner, was named secretary. ]eraard' Res is the Republican mber. The county financial report for the past year as submitted by Auditor Frederick Bowyer also was approved. COUNTY SURVEYOR TO ATTEND BOARD MEETING ,Charles D. Murphy, Case Coun- ty Surveyor. and  member of The State Board of Registration for Professional :Engineers and Land Surveyors, will ttend a scheduled board meeting Ja. 8 and Jan. 9, 1965, in the New State Office Building in Indianapolis. Other Bard Members are. Dean Moench of Rose Poly, Terre Haute; Prof McCarthy, Structures, Notre Dame; Robert Meek, Eng. Consultant, Indianapolis; Mr. Lan- ahan, County Surveyor, Knox County, Vlneennes Ind. The purpose of the board meet- ing is to make preP'aratlon8 for the Spring Exams together with auy other duties involving the Engineering Registration Iw in the tate of Ialiana. --o. Miss Janet Hand returned to her home in DaytOn, Ohio, Stur- day attar sendlDg the week here. I-Ier grandmotlrer, Mrs. F. L. Ial accompanied her home, for a week's vistt with her son F. J. I'Iand arLd family. R L RE CENTR00E R IN OUR 75th YEAR NO. 20 ESTABLISHED 1890 ROYAL CENTRE, C&SS COUNTY INDIANA THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 1965 Area Legklator Receive Appointment For Assembly Session Case coun.ty's state representa- tive, James Riley Thimtar has been assigned to three House com- mittees by Speaker-elect Richard Bodine, it was an.nunced Tues- day. He is the ranking member of Judiciary B committee and is, also a member of the Benevolent and Penal Institutions and the Trans- portation committees. Thimlar will go to Indianapolis Wednesday to attend a Democrat caucus in the House preceding the opening of the General A.-- sembly the next day. Both Thimlar and State Senator Robert Paterson, of Rochester, who represents Cass in the upper chamber, will reside at the Clay- pool hotel while the legislature is in session. Peterson we'nt to Ind- ianapolls Tuesday. House conmittee assignments of other Logan-land representa- tives also have beads announced. Glen S,lenker, Montleello, dean of the House, was assigned to the Interstate Cooperation, Judiciary A, Judiciary B, Organ iation of Courts, an,d Public Safety com- mittees. The General Assembly's stand- in, g committee study bill,s and make recommendations and a- mendmen.t,s before they report the measures bank to the floor for action. Raking members act for the chairmen if the committee heads are zmt pren at meetings. O Christy McKaig wins speech contest Christy" McKaig, sophomore in the Pioneer High School wow the annal Rotary speech contest, conducted Mond'ay during a regu- lar meeting of the Logansport Rotary Clu, b at the Knights' of Clumbus Hall. Janet Snyder of Logansport High School and Linda Lytle of Lewis Case High School were the other participants in the co]ztest. Each erttran,t spoke on the School Dropout Problem, Its Cause ad Cures. The speeches were six o eight minutes in length. M McKaig, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allen McKaig, received a trophy and a $10 gif certificate from George Wildman, ,a member of the club's youth activities corn)-. mittens. The other entrants re- ceived $5 gift certificates. Fred Bowyer, chairma of the club's youth committee," was in charge of the program. Judges were Beb Justice, Tom Hirschauer and Chris Held. Paul Bailey served as timekeeper. A similar co,test for bos from the three Cass county schools will be conducted Jan. 18, accord-. ing to Bowyer. Miss Mc.Kaig and the winer of the boys contest will represent the Rotary Clttb in the dstriet Rotary sleech contest at Colum- bia City. 0 Mrs. Bernisce Baer is visltig Mr. and Mrs. Roy King and family in Denver, Colorado. Camden to play in Logansport Sectional There'll be no odd-numbered fields ia th 1965 Indiana high saool basketbl tourumen -- unless somebody fails to enter or gets suspended  and no play during' normal school hours ex- cept at lndiauapolis. The In.dian High Schoyl Ath- letic Association's assignmen of s,hools to sectional site@, an- nounced Morday, sets up fields of 8, ]0 or 12 schools except for Indianapolis, where 14 will play in the big Butler Fieldhouse. 1 Only five seetionl site have] been changed from last year --I to Brazil from Van Buren, to Cayuga from Clinton, to White- land from Franldin, to Wolcott from Rensseler and to Lawrenco burg from Rising Sun. The only regioral site change is t,he cust'omery alteratioa from Greeneatle to Covington. Semi- state sites are unchangedthe Butler and Purdue Fieldhouses, the Al.len County Coliseum t Ft. Wayne and Roberts Stadium at Evansville. A net los9 of 26 schools has left the field of 572. This de- crease and tbe move to even- numbered fields have caused some shifts in schools from one center to another. The sectiontls will be played Feb. 3-27. The sectional nights and assdgrments in this area are: Logansport -- Camden, Cass, Caton, Logansport, Pioneer, Ke- wnma, North Miami. Peru. Monon  Tefft, Wheatfield, Franeville, Brookston, Medary- villa, Chelmers, North White, Twill Lakes. Wlnamac -- Aubbeenaubbee, Richland Center, Rochester, Cul.- vet, Monterey, Star Cty, Wlnamac Kuox, North Judson Oregon-Day- Is. Kokomo  Carroll, Eastern, Kokomo, Northwestern, Western, Maconaqtmh, Sharpsville, Wind- falr, The Logansport Regional will entertain the winners at Monon, Plymouth, Winamac and Logan- sport, -O K. of P. Members Elect Officers Nine members of the Knights of Pythias met at the K. of P. Hall Tuesday evening. During thb meeting it was de- cided to have ,all boys who have signed up to form a Boys Club, to meet at the Hall at 8 o'clock this Thursday evening. Regular busi- ness was tremsacted and Tom Marshall presided over the meet-. ig. Officers for 1965 were elected as follows: C.C,, Tom Marshall; V.C. Isadore Davis; Prelate, Jam- es Coder; Secretary, Harold Mer- rill'; Financial Secretary, Junior Swartzel; Treasurer, Don Clouse; Master at Arms, Jack Arion; In- ner Guard, Ronald " Tipsword; Outer Guard, Otto Kendall.; Mas- ter ,t Works, Charles Howard; Trustee for 3 years, Tom Mar. shall. We See & Hear A general faculty neting of te'achers and prlncipats of the Pioneer Jr. 'and Sr. high school was held Wednesday evening in the high school tudy hall. The purpose of the metlng called by Supt. Ialph Klly win= leo plan prl )mlini'y education spcifloa- tions for the new Jr.--Sr. Hgl School building. On Wednesday, Jan. 20, de- partment heads of the Pioneer school system will rnle et with Supt. Kelly and the Edtwatb0nal Consultant of th architectural firm who will design the new building. The recommendations of these tw, meetings will be pre- sented to the Pioneer Board members and Holding Corporation di#ectors at a later date. We do hope all of our RECORD readers survived the New Yar festivities in good shape. The Ptoneer Panthers will tra- vel to Camden F'riday nlight to tangle with the Red Dvils. This is the last year for the Camden High School as you will n,ote in an;other column in this week's RECORD. Camden has also been assigned to the Logansport Sec- tional this year, but will be re- placed next year with who krows who. =] Roger D. Branigln, Governor- elect of Indianawill be inaugurat- ed next Monday Jan. 11 as Ind- iana's 42nd Chief Executive. [] Hoosiers must work 118 days in 1965 to pay the tax collectors. Approximately 32.4% of our total personal income goes to meet fderal, state and local taxes for residents of Indiana. [] We have had beautiful wather this past week after a 24-hour rain, starting last Friday morn- Ing early which amounted to a- bout 2 inches. Mnday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week has been warm and nloe In the 40's and 50'=. [] 1965 Indiana auto license plates are now on sale at e county license bureau. This year's colors ape white numbers on a green background. --o Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Barkman of Muncie spenc the holidays with their parents Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Dodt and son@ and Mr. an, Mrs. Earl Baknm and fam- ily of Rochester. Mr. and Mrs. James Pugh had their sons anal their families for a delightful holiday dinner t their home here, Mnday. Present were Mr. and Mrs. James L. Pugh, Jr. and dughCers of New- castle, and Mr. an Mrs. Rich- ard Pugh and daughter of Mine- apollo, Minn, Richard and family stayed over un,til Tuesday before rt, uriag home. Mr. and Mrs. George Little and three sos of Champaign, Ill. called on Mrs. Pearl Swisher last week. Mr. ami Mrs. Vernon Jones visited Sunday afternoon with Mr. Lon Selby and Mr. ad Mrs. El- me Bose at Sitka. Mrs. Clare Swartz and children spevt Strday with her parents Mr. ad M.r Darl Stilwell. Close of Camden High School Set Delphi High Schol will be in-- crease4 by approximately 100 studen, ts tt the beginng of the next school year whe Camden High ,Sclml closes and its stu- dents transfer to Delphi. The decision to close Camden High School came at a meetin,g of the Delphi School Board. Camden, however, will retain  eiemen,tary and seventh, eighth ad winth grale clases. Wayne ,Eiken brry, Delphi school superin'tendenf L sid th decisicn was made becatme the scho(X is too small 'to offer "ade- quate tainin,g" for Rs high school pupils. Carroll county currenftly has two school districts, Carroll and Delphi. The Dlphi School Bord has been operating both Delphi and C,an]den high school. 'Camden's seventh, eighth and nimLh grade classes next year wilI be for sudets ot Jackson, Lib-- erty and Rock Creek townhips. Elemen.tary s,tuden,ts i grade on,e through six from Rock Creek and Jackson townhips will at'tend classes at Camden. Burrows will continue to ope- rate wit, h grades ne through ix. Plttsburg ,and New Hope will continue their classes in grades one through eight. The addition of Carnde High School's three grades to Delphi is xpected to raise the school's em'ollment from 650 to 750. Billy Seward Installed as Master of Masonic Lodge Billy Seward was installed master of the Royal Centre Masu.. ic Lodge, Saturday evening in a public ceremony. A larse group of frlelds, Ma- sons and relatives' attended the intallatiort held, in the local lodge room. Pasc master Lloyd Leach acted as Installing Master and Past Masters Lores Beckley a& Mar- ion Hale assisted with the in. stallation. All 19,65 officers were conducted into the lodge room,s by members of the Royal Centre Order of Rainbow girls accompanied at the piarm by Mrs. Betty Goodvi0h. P.M. Keith Sartdburg read the roll of new officers. After the impressive ceremor- les, Miss Jackte Walker sang two musical numbers accompaled by Mrs. Robert Burley at the pianOo Master Bill Seward inreduced visiting guests anl welcomed friends and relatives of the lodge to the program. Other oicers installed were: Glen Derma, Senior Warder; Or- ville chlegelmich, Junior Ward,. e; Charles Goodrich, Secretary; Kenneth Knebel, Treasurer: Max Metzger Juntor Deae0; Tom Schlegelmi'lch, Senior Deaeo; Arnold Kebel, enor Ste'ard and Dale Bridge, Tyler. present enjoyed rerem,l in the lodge dining room.