October 8, 1964
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The float, which was entered by Leona’s Beauty Salon, won first place in the business division Saturday in the Aurora Farmers
Fair. Miss Janet Detmer, Miss Janet Neaman, Miss Janet McPherson, Miss Del Ritter, Mrs. Nina Cook, Mrs. Henry Gossom, Miss
Pam Koons, Miss Gail Cochran and Miss Denise Beyer were on the float showing their stylish coiffures.Â
Aurora’s 1964 Farmer’s Fair out-raced previous
years in many respected, but judges estimated that the farm and home
made startling progress. The hundreds of exhibits that graced the
tables in the Judiciary street building were described as
superior in quality and increased in number. The parade was long,
the pet entries were many, and the crowd of some 15,000
visitors milled about the concessions and rides for a grand good
The Ohio County ASC Convention for the purpose of electing the county committee was held Sept. 24. Floyd Neaman was elected
Miss Ann Whitlock has been given a place in the mixed choral group, the Singing Hoosiers, at Indiana University. This group
performs on campus and throughout the state.Â
Both President Lincoln and President Kennedy were concerned with the
issue of civil rights. Lincoln was elected in 1860 and
Kennedy in 1960. Both were slain on Friday and in the presence of
their wives. Both were shot from behind, and in the head.
Their successors, both named Johnson, were Southerners and both
served in the Senate. Andrew Johnson was born in 1808 and
Lyndon Johnson was born in 1908. John Wilkes Booth was born in
1839. Lee Harvey Oswald was born in 1939. Both Booth and Oswald
were Southerners favoring unpopular ideas. Booth and Oswald were
both assassinated before going up for trial. Both Presidents’
wives lost children through deaths while in the White House.
Lincoln’s secretary, whose name was Kennedy, advised him not
to go to the theatre. Kennedy’s secretary, whose name was Lincoln,
advised him not to go to Dallas. John Wilkes Booth shot
Lincoln in a theatre and ran to a warehouse. Oswald shot Kennedy
from a warehouse and ran to a theatre. The names, Andrew
Johnson and Lyndon Johnson, each contain 13 letters. The names,
John Wilkes Booth and Lee Harvey Oswald, each contain 15 letters.Â
Lee H. Hamilton of Columbus, Democratic candidate for Congress from the Ninth District, has announced the appointment of Rita
Hysell of Rising Sun as his Ohio County Representative.
Births – A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Bill King, Oct. 7. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and has been named Kelley Sue; a
daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Koons on Sept. 10. She weighed 7 pounds 3 ounces and has been named Amy Lynn; a daughter
was born to Mr. and Mrs. Buford Chipman on Sept. 25.
October 8, 1959
Gene Ray Stalker, a Church of Christ minister and a 1941 graduate of Rising Sun High School, will become academic dean of
the newly organized Toronto (Canada) Christian Seminary.
October 7, 1954
The Southeastern Indiana Fox Hunters Association is sponsoring its annual bench show and field trials at East Enterprise,
With sale of the city’s $350,000sewer and disposal plant construction bonds, contractors are expected to start digging next
Births - to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Siekman, a son, Terry Joe, Sept. 30.
October 5, 1944
Lloyd C. Gibbs, owner of the Shell Service
Station, in a serious condition at Christ Hospital, Cincinnati,
a broken left thigh and cuts and bruises on his left leg and arm
as a result of a tire explosion at the service station Tuesday
October 3, 1924
W. Whitlock’s Hoosier boy won the speed boat races at Cincinnati
Sunday, finishing three seconds ahead of the Fore of Chicago,
and is now the fastest single engine hydroplane in the world.Â
A crowd of nearly 1,000 persons attended the big celebration at Stow’s garage Monday night honoring Mr. Whitlock and his boats,
the Hoosier Boy and the Hoosier Girl.