A look back: Ohio County and Rising Sun

Not a motion was being lost Friday, when 15 employees of a Cincinnati firm took only six hours to completely roof the new Tandy Supermarket. Workmen arrived at 8 a.m. and by 3 p.m. they were returning to Cincinnati. A motorized conveyor was used to carry the plaster board from a truck to the roof where the pieces were quickly put into place. Next, another motorized machine mixed with fire-proof material which was blown through flexible pipe to fully cover the roof panels three inches thick. Only procedures left to complete the roof will be addition of tar and gravel on top of the fire-proof material. This will be done when weather permits.

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December 26, 1968

50 years ago

   Not a motion was being lost Friday, when 15 employees of a Cincinnati firm took only six hours to completely roof the new Tandy Supermarket. Workmen arrived at 8 a.m. and by 3 p.m. they were returning to Cincinnati. A motorized conveyor was used to carry the plaster board from a truck to the roof where the pieces were quickly put into place.  Next, another motorized machine mixed with fire-proof material which was blown through flexible pipe to fully cover the roof panels three inches thick. Only procedures left to complete the roof will be addition of tar and gravel on top of the fire-proof material. This will be done when weather permits.

   Airman Apprentice John T. Jones, USN, participated in operation “Beef Trust” with Fleet Composite Squadron 3 off the coast of Southern California. The last major First Fleet exercise of the year, the eight-day exercise involved 28 ships and 31 air squadrons, including four Canadian units.

   Scribblings by Dorotha Stegemiller: We sometimes grumble about sending them and the postal employees shudder as the annual avalanche of mail descends upon them. Nevertheless, receiving greeting cards at Christmas remains one of the nicest customs of the year. Each year I marvel at the great assortment of cards. Not often are two alike ever received. As always, however, the greatest delight is to find enclosed notes and personal messages from friends seldom seen. Cards and letters came from near and far. Many included “thank you’s” for this column which made me feel very grateful.

   “Love” in Christmas – In a world where trips to the moon are in the offing, where the spoken word may be transmitted instantly in every nook and cranny of the earth, where genetic science is unlocking the mysteries of man’s existence, the awesome simplicity of the Christmas Story seems a striking contract to the restless spirit of today.  Yet, with all our manmade advances, the spiritual leadership of Christ Jesus – its message of hope in peace – makes man’s material accomplishments but a pause in the passing parade of humanity. In the love and companionship of family and friends, let us ponder the Christ spirit and seek to reflect its inspiration in our daily lives. While the physical wants of Jesus were limited, his compassion and love for his fellow man were boundless. Isn’t there a lesson in the life of the Man from Nazareth for us, too?

   Ad reads – Moon-Lite bowling excursion December 28, January 4, and January 25 begins at Rising Sun Bowling Lanes. High game score trophies for men and women, door prizes, and red-pin cash prizes will be given every half hour. Cost is $6 for couples and $4 for single. Phone 438-2022 for reservations for the excursion held from 9-1.

December 19, 1963

55 years ago

   Miss Marnie Sue Owen, a senior in Rising Sun High School, will represent Ohio County in the Daughters of American Revolution Goo Citizens Contest.

December 16, 1948

70 years ago

   Mrs. Mollie Corson, former Ohio County Welfare Director, has been chosen as manager of the Auto License Branch.

   Eddie Newkirk was inducted into the Army at Richmond December 15. Paul Searcy, Jr., enlisted in the Army Air force at Richmond December 7. He has gone to Waco, Texas for training.

December 15, 1938

80 years ago

   Mrs. Howard Cofield of Richmond is here to assist her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Barricklow in the store during the busy season.

   The ladies auxiliary of the Noah O’Banion Post American Legion will hold their annual Christmas party in the Legion Hall Tuesday evening, December 20. Mrs. Howard Lostutter and Mrs. William Martin will be in charge.

December 14, 1928

90 years ago

   Charles Noble of Buckeye Ridge has joined the Marines and is stationed at Paris Island, South Carolina.

   A marble floor is being placed in the office of the H. D. Green Garage and Service Station on West Main Street.

   John T. Dugle will hold a sale of farm implements, at his farm near East Enterprise, December 21, preparatory to moving to Rising Sun.

   Sheriff Leon Neal and Patrick O’Conner arrested a suspicious character on Main Street Wednesday night. Investigation proved him to be an escapee from the Federal Prison at Leavenworth, Kansas, August 17, 1926.