50 YEARS AGO
November 23, 1967
50 years ago
Scribblings by Dorotha Stegemiller: As each Thanksgiving Day approaches we think more emphatically of all our blessings. And there are countless things for which we can be grateful. Few, however, would say they are most thankful for “cranberry sauce” – except perhaps a second grade child, who even though she didn’t especially care for the holiday dish, thought this was something different from the ordinary things other classmates were mentioning. Maybe this proves that we Americans live in a nation that is different and that our good fortunes are more abundant than any mankind has ever known. In that some of our generation seem is regrettable, however, to find that some of our generation seem to have forgotten this inevitable fact. Our founding fathers, thankful for survival, and grateful for material and spiritual blessings planned wisely for continued achievement for America. We must remember this despite sorrows and disappointments from year to year. In his 1967 Thanksgiving proclamation, President Lyndon B. Johnson referred to both the blessings and the sorrows of the people and asked that “fellow citizens join their Thankfulness with penitence and humility. Let us implore All Mighty God that to all our other blessings, he may add the blessing of wisdom and perseverance that will lead us to both peace and justice, in the family of nations and in our beloved home land.” Therefore, let us give thanks for all blessings – even “cranberry sauce”!
Funeral services for three young Rising Sun men were conducted from a local funeral home Saturday from the results of a tragic automobile accident Wednesday night last week were Glenn Robert Miller, 21, Carl Bradley, 17, and Larry Grace, 19. Terry Lee Robinson, 22, the fourth occupant of the car is reported to be showing improvement at Dearborn County Hospital.
A Rising Sun woman, Mrs. Jerry Sandage, R.N. works Dr. Frederick Wolf of Cincinnati, who was a passenger in the ill-fated airplane that crashed Monday night approaching Greater Cincinnati Airport.
The Ohio County Historical Society’s meeting will be a Christmas party on December 12 to be arranged by Mrs. Howard Ryle and Misses Mary Tallentire and Anna Woods.
Births – born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pavey, a daughter November 15 weighing 19 pounds, 6 ounces and has been named Jennifer Marie.
Cheerleaders for the Rising Sun Reserve basketball team included: Paula Curry, Paula Malone, and Cindy Purcell.
Cheerleaders for the Rising Sun Varsity basketball team are: Linda Whitlock, Sharon Foutty, Melanie Bliss, Tammy Moreillon, and Dona Wadsworth.
Count Your Blessings
by Lauretta Borgman
Take time to count your blessings
When you pause at close of day.
Take time to count your blessings
And give thanks when ere you pray.
He surely has been lavish
With the things he does bestow.
He truly loves His children
As they journey here below.
As we accept His blessings
And Thanksgiving Day draws near
Words of praise and loving deeds
Will help prove that we’re sincere.
November 22, 1962
55 years ago
Francis and Ross Copeland of Cross Plains, this week, purchased the Central Hardware Company from Mr. and Mrs. John Lettieri and Pat Lettieri.
Rising Sun Shiners beat Vevay Warriors in a thrilling 67-65 game on the Vevay floor Tuesday night.
November 21, 1957
60 years ago
The Lion’s Club has booked Hazel Walker and her Arkansas Travelers, an all girl basketball team, to play a benefit game in the high school gym, Sunday afternoon, December 1. A team of former Rising Sun high school cage aces will oppose them. All proceeds of the game will be turned over to the Ohio County Cancer Society.
At a special meeting of the Rising Sun-Ohio County Consolidated School Board, five of the seven members voted to offer Owen L. Douglas $19,000 for the 11.05 acre tract of land as a site of a proposed new high school building.
November 20, 1947
70 years ago
Noah O’Banion Post, American Legion has purchased two weapons from the War Surplus Property Administration. One gun, a three-inch anti-tank weapon, will be placed in the courthouse yard, and the other, a 37-millimeter machine gun will be mounted above the entrance to the new Post home on lower Main Street.
Charles A. Bondurant and his brother Jimmy have purchased the Super Service Station on South Walnut from John Pike.
November 19, 1937
80 years ago
James Baxter, DePauw University student, has been appointed sports editor of The Depauw, a newspaper published tri-weekly by the students.
November 18, 1927
90 years ago
One of the men working on the new water tank being erected by J. W. Whitlock, narrowly escaped serious injury when a large piece of stand pipe fell on him one day last week.