Written by thillman
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 11:22 AM
Dec. 5, 1963
50 years ago
sale of Sesquicentennial stock will begin very soon; it was announced
Tuesday night by Sesquicentennial President David
Bailey at a meeting of officers and directors. Myron Gregory has
accepted the chairmanship of the fund raising committee;
the stock certificates have been printed and are ready for sale as
soon as Mr. Gregory completes his committee. He will choose
resident of various parts of the county, so that every Ohio
Countian may be contacted during the sales campaign. The attractive
blue and gold stock certificates bear the official seal of the
Rising Sun and Ohio County Sesquicentennial which was designed
by Virgil Hewitt. Financial goal for the celebration is an
operation capital of $3,000. An outdoor barometer will be set up
in the downtown district to show from time to time the progress of
the stock sale. The amount of stock sold, in money, will
be tied in with the years of the town’s history, so that every
$100 raised will represent five years. When the full $3,000
is subscribed, the barometer will show the 150 years of Rising
Sun’s age. Other money making plans include license plates
and souvenir china plates (designed by Earl (Red) Kinnett.
A public hearing was held December 2 at the
library of the high school concerning a proposed school reorganization
has been drawn up for Ohio County. If approved by the voters the
new school corporation will come into effect on July 1, 1964.
If approved as now presented it will become the Rising Sun-Ohio
County Community School Corporation. The reorganization calls
for all the board members to be elected by the entire voting
population of Ohio County, similar to the way county commissioners
A1c Charles B. Robinson has received the airman achievement award for devotion to duty and meritorious served and was elected
outstanding airman of the 815th combat support group supply for the month of October 1963.
Carol Sue Smith was third place winner in a
contest recently conducted by Radio Station WSAJ, Cincinnati. Station
hit a snag, however, when they started phoning Patriot in order to
“talk” with third place winner Carol Sue. Eventually Mrs.
Ada Smith, wife of the postmaster in Patriot, informed them this
would be a tricky task as Carol Sue is only nine months old.
Mrs. Smith had submitted her daughter’s name in the contest, with
no idea of her winning or the chaos that would follow if
she should win. Mark Edwards, director of the station, replaced
Carol’s prize of two tickets to the Dick Clark Show with two
David Marion of Arab, Ala., has become managing editor of the Ohio County News and The Rising Sun Recorder.
Births – a daughter was born Nov. 18 to Mr. and Mrs. Bobbie Townsend. She has been named Laura and weighed 9 lbs. A baby boy was
born Dec. 1 to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Clements. He has been named Dennis Lee and weighed 7 lbs and 6 ozs.
Dec. 4, 1958
Members of the Ohio County Rescue Service are busy remodeling the new quarters provided for them, rent free, by the J. W.
Whitlock Company in the north end of their brick building on Walnut Street.
Dec. 1, 1933
Births – to Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence VanTyle, a daughter, Florence Marie, Nov. 26.
The new Barricklow 5 and 10 cent store will open Dec. 9.
Nov. 30, 1923
An up-to-date cement block making machine has been purchased and installed by Jesse Bailey, builder and contractor.
Written by thillman
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 10:02 AM
November 28, 1963
50 years ago
The president of the United States is dead.
This weekend has brought a scene of tragedy and horror to the American
which will never be surpassed. The American flag has been dipped
in blood and the people are ashamed. The president was assassinated
in murderous fashion which has shocked the world. This act seemed
unbelievable to occur in a free nation in these modern times.
Church doors all over Rising Sun were left open for the people to
have prayer or devotion Monday and all bells tolled at 12:30
a.m. for five minutes in memory of the president. The American
Legion Post had a memorial service at the court house Monday
afternoon with a short speech, a prayer and a twenty-one gun
salute by the post firing squad. Mr. Kennedy, elected at the
age of 43, the youngest man ever elected to the presidency, was
also a Roman Catholic, the only one ever to be president.
Time table of grief: President John F. Kennedy died at Dallas, 2 p.m. Friday; Lyndon B. Johnson, sworn in by U. S. Judge Sarah
T. Hughes, 2:01 p.m. Friday; Suspect Lee Oswald captured, 2:30 p.m. Friday; Oswald shot, 2 p.m. Sunday, dies at 2:07 p.m.,
same hospital as the president died 48 hours seven minutes earlier; Second assassin Jack Ruby arrested at once; president
eulogized 11 a.m. Monday, mourned across the nation; funeral was at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday.
Many signs of the oncoming Christmas holidays are beginning to show throughout Rising Sun. Christmas decorations are going
up all over town with practically every merchant exhibiting some type of festive decoration. The utilities department has
begun to place street decorations on Main Street.
Colored lights mingled with cedar are being strung from the street lights. Rising Sun merchants announced this week that stores
will be open Wednesday afternoons.
Marriage license: Albert David Dilts and Nina June Bladen.
Births: a son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Driver, weighing 8 lbs. 3ozs. Nov. 22 and has been named Kevin Wayne.
November 27, 1958
The Indiana Highway Commission will relocate
and rebuild Laughery Creek bridge and State Road 56, between Rising Sun
early in1959 at an estimated cost of $1,240,000. H. Eugene Rodine,
Democratic member of the Commission, assured the Rising
Sun and Aurora Rotary clubs and their guests at a dinner in the
United Church of Christ annex Monday night.
Births: to Mr. and Mrs. Russell Slack a son, Stanley Wayne, Nov. 13; to Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Johnson, a son Harold Scott. Nov.
Personnel of the Civil Air Patrol here, who
attended the dedication ceremonies, Sunday, for Madison’s new municipal
at the Jefferson Proving Grounds were: First Lieutenants A. W.
Siekman and Leonard Martin, and Cap Mondary. The new airport
was leased to the city of Madison by the federal government.
November 26, 1953
Arnold J. Cutter, 21, recently was promoted to Corporal while serving with the 1st Cavalry Division in Japan.
Births: to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Huffner, a daughter, Connie Sue, Nov. 17; to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Green, a son Carl Richard,
November 25, 1943
Our Shiners swamped Patriot’s Trojans, 42-27, in the Rising Sun High School gym Friday night.
The Rotary Club sponsored Boy Scout Troop Committee elected Stewart Whitlock to succeed Leonard Martin as assistant Scoutmaster
of the Rising Sun troop.
Private Wesley (Buck) Rice of Camp McCall, N. C., is in Rising Sun on sick leave to recover from a broken ankle, suffered
in first parachute jump from 1,200 feet.
November 23, 1923
The concrete work in the river at Dam 38 was completed this week.
Written by thillman
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 12:50 PM
Nov. 21, 1963
50 years ago
A proposed school reorganization plan has been
drawn up for Ohio County. A public hearing will be held December 2 in
of the high school. At this time residents of Ohio County or any
other interested party shall be afforded an opportunity to
appear before the Ohio County Committee and be heard with
reference to the preliminary plan. The plan consists of one school
board member selected from each of the three county commissioner
districts excluding Rising Sun. Two members will be elected
from Rising Sun, making a board of five. At the present time the
school consists of seven members, four township trustees
and three appointed by the city council of Rising Sun. This plan
calls for all the board members to be elected by the entire
voting population of Ohio County, similar to the way county
commissioners are elected. Under this proposed plan the people
will have a direct hand in electing a school board. Under this law township trustees cannot be members of the school board.
Ohio County has a new Indiana Conservation officer. He is John Stivers, formerly of Vevay, where he was a high school basketball
star for three years and graduated in 1959.
A Christmas bazaar has been scheduled by the
Band Boosters organization to collect additional funds for the purchase
uniforms. Articles will include Christmas decorations, baked goods
and small items suitable for Christmas exchange gifts.
The band boosters use their money earned at affairs such as this
for uniforms and to pay for the transportation for the band.
Carroll Hufford, an hourly-rate clerk at the Chevrolet Motor Division’s automobile and truck assembly plant in Norwood recently
received $2,500 for a suggestion pertaining to bolts on the passenger car radiator support.
A proposal is underway to pump water from
Patriot to various parts of Switzerland and Ohio County. Officers
elected to head
the committee from Ohio County are Orville Phillips, president;
Raymond Dickerson, vice-president; Bobby Potter, secretary;
and Junior Williams, treasurer.
This year, for the second time, the Post Office Department has issued a new Christmas stamp, designed especially for sale
and use during the Christmas season. This new five-cent stamp will serve a dual function – it will make available an issue
that is seasonably decorative and at the same time provide preferred handling for greeting cards.
Rising Sun State Bank announces that 250 persons have received a check from our $23,000 1963 Christmas Club.
– a son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Brindley (nee Donna Brown)
November 16 at Bunker Hill Air Force Base Hospital. He weighed
5 pounds; born to Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Hufford (Mary Ann Hatton)
November 16, a son Kevin Wayne, weighing 9 lbs 15 oz; a son
was born November 12 to Mr. and Mrs. Willie Henderson; a son was
born November 13 to Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Kirk; twin sons were
born November 17 to Mr. and Mrs. Victor Mondary of Buena Park,
California. The boys weighed about 4 lbs each; a son was born
November 11 to Mr. and Mrs. James Thies, and had been named James
FREE TURKEYS GALORE: All bowlers know that three consecutive strikes are called a turkey. At the Rising Sun Bowl on Saturday
nights in November the first strike made when the red pin is on No. 1 spot, after the hours of 8 p.m., 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.,
a “free” dressed 8-10 pound hen turkey will be awarded.
Nov. 20, 1958
Temperatures in Rising Sun Tuesday, November 18, were a balmy 82 degrees, with the sun shining brightly, roses in bloom, and
E. V. Menefee and Gerald Johnson mowing their yards.
Larry Kinnett, a freshman at Indiana University, has been elected chairman of the Vikings, a campus social organization.
Births – to Mr. and Mrs. William Shadday of Vevay, a daughter, Karen Ann, November 9; to Rev. and Mrs. E. L. Hollopeter of Hope, a son, Edward Lyle, November 14; to Mr. and Mrs. Billy
Don Turner, a daughter, Rhonda Mae, November 16; to Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Beach, a daughter, Debra Ann, November 3.
Nov. 18, 1943
Ohio County has a population of only 3,475 persons March 1, 1943 as against 3,781 April 1, 1940, a decline of 8.6 percent.
Ohio and Dearborn County Commissioners met jointly at Hartford Thursday to decide the kind of bridge to be built at the Hartford
Hiram Baxter has opened a box ball alley in the room formerly occupied by Sebree’s restaurant.
Nov. 17, 1893
William Clore’s Sons cleaned out their warehouse of bean hullers, during the past week, shipping them south.
Written by thillman
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 1:05 PM
Nov. 14, 1963
50 years ago
This year for the first time, the Post Office
Department is instituting a new program of particular interest to all
as announced by Rising Sun postmaster this week. This program will
feature an invitation to all children to write Santa Claus
and in turn they will receive a reply if they use his ZIP Code,
North Pole99701; using their own ZIP Code in their return
The Home Demonstration Clubs of Ohio County
held their annual Achievement Day program Nov. 7 at the Rising Sun
Installation of officers for the coming year include: Mrs. Jessie
Johnson, president; Mrs. Carl Neaman, vice-president;
Mrs. Oren Siekman and reporter, Mrs. Bernard Housemeyer.
Georgia Pavey has accepted a position with the FBI in Washington, D. C.
Births - a daughter was born Nov. 7 at Dearborn County Hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Billie Huffine; a son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Joe
Lewis, Nov. 8 at Dearborn County Hospital; a daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Workman, Nov. 10 at DCH; a daughter
Janice Elaine was born Nov. 11 to Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Walston weighing 7 pounds 3 ounces.
The Rising Sun Shiners will open their 1963-64 basketball season against Lawrenceburg Tigers in the Rising Sun gym Friday
evening. Shiner varsity team members are Gene Adams, Bob Ballou, Norbert Cappel, Kenny Kirkpatrick, Terry Elbright, Eddie
Scalf, Russell Miller, Dave Hamilton, Mike McLain and Charles Gibbens.
Nov. 13, 1958
Miss Maggie Foutty was made a 50-year Pioneer of the Independent Telephone Association and received a blue and gold 50-year
pin, at a luncheon meeting of District Four, Indiana Telephone Association at a Meeting at Greensburg.
Nov. 11, 1943
Miss Jane North was elected librarian of the Rising Sun-Ohio County Public Library, Monday night, succeeding Mrs. Maude E.
In Wednesday's election on the question as to whether the city should buy the plant and business of the Rising Sun Water &
Light Company, 452 persons voted for and 289 against.
The Ohio County Fish and Game Protection Association was reorganized Nov. 8 with Clarence C. Woods, president, and E. A. Bodey,
Nov. 9, 1923
Services were held at the Manchester Universalist Church Sunday Nov. 4, for the rededication of the bell which, some months
ago, was removed from the church here and given to the church of Manchester.
Mr. and Mrs. John Bodle have purchased the restaurant which Mr. and Mrs. Elisha York recently bought from Mrs. Mollie Thompson.
Nov. 14, 1913
I. E. Pease has been awarded the contract for installing electric lighting fixtures in the Riverside Hotel, and work was started
The big steel smokestack at the City Mills was blown down during the storm Sunday.
A. J. Probst has taken possession of the store at East Enterprise which formerly was owned by J. Hub Barker. Mr. Bark( has
moved to Center Square.
Nov. 13, 1903
At the meeting of City Council Wednesday night the city engineer reported specifications for sidewalks on High Street from
First Street to Maiden Lane.