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Democratic landside across nation
Written by thillman   
Wednesday, November 07, 2012 3:51 PM

November 8, 1962

50 years ago

A Democratic landslide swept the nation, state, and county Tuesday, bowling over many Republican stalwarts. Swept before the Democratic tornado was Home E. Capehart, who was defeated by Birch E. Bayh, Jr. Ten term congressman, Earl Wilson survived the whirlwind however by defeating Madison’s John Pritchard. Ohio County’s Orville Phillips became the first joint state representative from the county in 55 years by defeating Republican Kenneth A. Gompf.

Ohio and Dearborn county commissioners signed documents Friday morning, Nov. 2, approving the completion of a high water crossing at Hartford. Approximately 50 persons were on hand for the official opening. 

The Rising Sun Marching Band climaxed its 1962 parade and marching contest season by winning the trophy for the best playing band at the Carrollton Tobacco Festival on Oct. 31. The band was led by Drum Majors Mickey Liggett and Ed Swinford.

Births: to Mr. and Mrs. David Baldry, a son born Nov. 2 in Clearwater, Florida, weighing 7 lbs. 9 oz; to Mr. and Mrs. Tony Hartford a daughter, Pamela Jo, born Oct. 31.

The Rising Sun Shiners will open the season at home going against Dillsboro. Varsity team includes Wayne Miller, Doug Romans Terry Elbright, Don Bevis, Steve Neaman, Eddie Swinford, Eddie Scalf, Russell Miller, Gene Adams and Kenny Kirkpatrick. Second team includes Dayle Brett, Mick Curry, Dave Hamilton, Terry Williams, Larry Caplinger, John Espey, Barry Leive, Glenn Wright, Charles Gibbens, and Mike McLain. Yell leaders are Kay Koons, Rita Brown, Sue Broadus, and Sharon Bailey for varsity. The second team yell leaders are Helen Kirkpatrick, Patty Thomas and Janice Kinnett.

Ad reads: Friday and Saturday Fish Special, delicious whiting sandwiches, only 35 cents each at Wheel Café, Main Street, Rising Sun.

Ad reads: At the IGA Store, corner of Main and  Poplar streets. Pork clubettes, 69 cents lb.; sausage, 39 cents lb.; ground beef, 2 lbs $1.18; all flavors of IGA ice cream, ½ gallon, 79 cents.

At Maurer’s: 1 lb. of chocolate covered cherries, 49 cents; 100 aspirins, 29 cents.

You are invited to Leon’s Furniture TV and Appliances, Rising Sun’s newest business at 225 Main Street. Leon’s offers artistic upholstered furniture, Spring Air mattresses and box springs, Roper gas ranges, GE Appliances and TV, Coleman oil heater, and Styline occasional tables, record cabinets an bookcase.