Rising Sun Weekly 1-4-18


January 4, 1968

50 years ago

New city council meets for first session in 1968 with Mayor Works. Mayor Don Works presided at the first meeting for 1968 of the City Council Monday evening in the city building. In attendance with the newly elected mayor were the freshmen council men, Bill King, Robert Sullender, and Herschel Caplinger, and two holdover councilmen Ernest Titkemeyer and Robert Skidmore along with the newly elected secretary-treasurer, Benny Stow. Police officers attending were Ernest “Journey” Hastings, chief, and Richard T. Powell and Harold BonDurant, assistant chiefs. Street commissioner Alfred Sigmon and assistant commissioners Norman Kirkpatrick and Lindeo Bittner also attended. Reappointed as fire chief was Eugene Knigga and assisting him will be Harry “Happy” Zerkle and Robert P. Gridley.

Scribblings by Dorotha Stegemiller. Record-breaking crowds are expected in Madison on January 12 when Masons and their families gathered to observe the actual 150th birthday anniversary of the Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Indiana. It was on this date in 1818 that 14 Free Masons representing widely-separated lodges assembled in a second floor room of the famed Schofield House at Madison and organized The Grand Lodge of Indiana. Rising Sun Lodge was one of the nine represented. Two great events are scheduled in Madison for Friday, January 12. The first is a vesper Thanksgiving Service to be held at Trinity Methodist Church at 4 p.m. Officers of the Grand Lodge and Worshipful Masters of the Nine Original Lodges will march in procession from the Schofield House to the church. They will thus follow the example of the Founding Fathers who 150 years ago marched to the Methodist Church where they gave thanks for that important period in Masonic History. The sermon will be delivered by the Rev. George S. Taggart, Past Grand Chaplain, minister of the First Presbyterian Church at Anderson. Here, to, tradition has played an important part. Brother Taggart is a member of the Rising Sun Lodge 6. The Grand Chaplain who delivered the sermon at the historic service a century and half ago was Nathaniel Jenkins, also a member of the Rising Sun Lodge.

Classifieds: Wanted Immediately-Man or woman to supply consumers in Ohio and Switzerland Counties or Rising Sun with Raleigh Products. Can earn $50 weekly part-time. $100 and up weekly full-time. FOR RENT – 4 rooms and bath. Hot water heater.

Engaged: Mary Edith Humphrey to George Robert Potter; Brenda Sue Birdzell to Michael L. O’Neal.

Wednesday’s weather package came in milder form than the below-zero-to-20-above level of recent days of mixed cold and light snows. But the weatherman gave little assurance of a letup. Colder weather is on the way.

Births – to Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Marble, a daughter Karen Marie weighing 8 pounds and ½ ounce.

Poet’s Corner

I Wonder

If no one liked us

In spite of our faults

Just how many friends

Could we claim?

I am sure my list

Would be less than short,

And wouldn’t have nary a name.

But friends are the folks

Who like us you know,

O’er looking the faults

They may see.

So let’s be friends

While traveling along,

On our way to eternity.

Lauretta Borgman