A basic right: Vote Tuesday

October 29, 1964

50 years ago


Voters will go to the polls next Tuesday, November 3, and exercise one of their basic rights – the right to vote. They will cast their votes for the national, state, county and school candidates of their choice, and thus shape tomorrow’s history. Ohio County has some 2,759 registered voters, compared to 2,860 in the 1962 general election. 

Two weeks in the Bitterroot Mountain Range of Montana paid off for area hunters with a catch of five antelope and ten deer. They include Louis Workman, Howard Dugle, Bob Brown, Leonard Martin and Hartzell Bovard. 

The Rising Sun High School Senior Class will present their play, ”Quit Your Kidding”, on Tuesday evening, November 10, in the Rising Sun gym. Seniors in the play include Natalie Stegemiller, Sherry Dibble, Wayne Cook, Rodger Huron, Russ Miller, Barry Leive, Marilyn Vinup, Sharon Detmer, Phyllis Palmer, and Linda Wehmeyer. 

William Grogan, sub-district superintendent of the State Highway Garage at Aurora, said that the official dedication and opening of the final section of Interstate 74, between Cincinnati and Indianapolis, will be Friday, October 30. 

R. V. Achatz, president of the Southern Indiana Telephone Company, Inc., has announced that his company’s Board of Directors has accepted a proposal of United Utilities, Incorporated of Abilene, Kansas, for the adoption of a plan for reorganization, whereby Southern Indiana Telephone will transfer substantially all of its assets and liabilities in a United Utilities and subsidiary, United Telephone Company of Indiana, inc., in exchange for certain shares of United Utilities common stock.


The 1964-65 basketball season will start Friday night, November 6, when the Rising Sun Shiner’s meet the Dillsboro Bulldogs. The head coach for the Shiner basketball team is Mike Wilson and Glen Kelley is the assistant coach. Lowell Brown will be the timer and Wayne Miller the scorer. The varsity cheerleaders are Phyllis Palmer, Jeannie Kirkpatrick, Patty Thomas and Mary Koons, will lead the 154 members of the cheering section. An added attraction to the cheering section will be 50 boys. The girls will wear blue vests they made last year and the boys will wear white shirts. The band will perform between games. The team roster includes, Mickey Curry, John Espey, Charles Gibbens, Dave Hamilton, Barry Leive, Mike McLain, Russell Miller, Terry Williams, Tom Brown, and Lynn Graves.

Births – a daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Scott, on October 18 in DCH. She weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces at birth and has been named Becky Ann. 

Marnie Owen has been chosen as a member of the Concert Choir at Franklin College where she is a freshman. Miss Owen was chosen the DAR Good Citizen from Rising Sun High School and received the music department her senior year.


October 22, 1964

The success of this year’s University of Kentucky basketball team may depend on the performance of John Adams. Adams, who is six feet, six inches tall is slated to take over the center post for UK, which was left vacant by the graduation of Cotton Nash. He was the mainstay of the Shiner basketball and baseball teams for four years prior to his graduation in 1961. He was an honor student throughout high school, compiling an A- average and very active in extracurricular high school activities. 

The National Honor Society has announced that it will award $150,000 in scholarships to 225 qualified NHS members in 1965. 

The Rising Sun Lions Club is planning a Halloween Dance which will be held October 31 in the Rising Sun Grade School Gym. 

The Rising Sun Parent Teachers Association is sponsoring a Halloween Carnival in the elementary school gymnasium on October 30. There will be a fish pond, dart game, basketball throw, a country store, a novelty store and a cake booth. Hot dogs, cokes, and candy will be sold. There will be parade of those who come masked and in costume with prizes going to the funniest, ugliest, prettiest and most original. The big attraction of the evening will be the “Ravens” who will entertain with their dance music. The theme is “Three to Grow - Parent, Teacher, Child.” 

Six students made the “A” honor roll for the first grading period of the 1964-65 school year. They were Karen Brown, Vicki Licking, David Purcell, Linda Cutter, Kathy Niccum and Sharon Detmer. 

Voters – There are 238 new registrations for voting in the November 3 General Election and some 70 transfers of registration in Ohio County. This brings the total of registered voters in Ohio County to 2870 compared with 2599 who were registered to vote in the Spring Primary and 2850 registered voters in the 1962 General Election. 

Pre-dedication ceremonies marking the final closing of a $759,000 Farmers Home Administration Loan for the Patriot Water Company has been set for October 30.