Rising Sun Weekly 11-30-17



November 30th, 1967

Arrangements are completed now by the Rising Sun Chamber of Commerce for Santa to appear downtown every weekend during the month of December. Santa’s castle will be located on the sidewalk on Main Street near the Presbyterian Church and the old bank building. He will have treats for the children and will also be in and out of the stores as well as his appearances on the street and in his castle. Santa’s first appearance will be Friday, December 1st from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday from 4-6 p.m.

Mrs. Lauretta Borgman, this newspaper’s correspondent for Allensville, for a number of years is very proud of her publication of a song “A Soldier’s Prayer at Christmas”. Copies of the sheet music are available to the public to purchase at the office of this newspaper. Mrs. Borgman also has an agreement with the Carlton Press in New York for the publication of her book of poems entitled “Hoosier Breezes”.

Scribblings: The day for football games, parades, and roast turkey is over for another year. Now everyone begins to frantically prepare for the arrival of the jolly little old man in the red suit… Although winter hasn’t arrived officially, its presents is being felt. The first snow storm left a “winter-wonderland” scene which was short lived. The briefness met the approval of many; however, for a few hours the kids did have a great time making “frosty” snowman. At least, there was no big blizzard during the Thanksgiving weekend as occurred 17 years ago – November 25th, 1950, to be exact… Probably the busiest young person in town this holiday season is musician Gary Dunaway. On Thanksgiving Day he furnished organ music for dinners at the Wild Ridge Restaurant in Aurora. He will be playing at George Smith’s Music Center in Aurora for the pleasure of Christmas shoppers, and after Christmas will audition for the WLW Midwestern Hayride in Cincinnati.

Now showing at the Palace Theatre in Aurora “Doctor Zhivago.”

Antiques for Christmas – lamps, furniture, and dishes at Potter Antiques on Salem Ridge Road between Aurora and Rising Sun.

Christmas specials at Danbury’s include early American rockers, $53.50; 2-piece living room suites, $119.50; 4-piece dinettes, $49.50; swivel rockers, $34.50; 5-piece maple dinettes, $125.00; 20-inch Zenith color TV, $479.50.

A. E. “Cap” Armstrong received a letter this week from William E. Galbreath, National Commander of the American Legion from National Headquarters in Indianapolis to inform him of his appointment as a member of the National Counter-Subversive Activity Committee of the Legion.

Miss Brenda Jane Schroeder, 13, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Schroeder, modeled for General Electric Company, Cincinnati, November 14th. Miss Schroeder, an eighth grade student at Rising Sun High School attended a charm school “The Looking Gloss” sponsored by Pogue’s.

The Rising Sun PTA held its second business meeting Thursday, November 16th in the Elementary Gym. Open house was also held for parents to visit class rooms and teachers.


November 28th, 1957

Thirty-six members of the Southern Indiana Masonic Scottish Rite Club, Valley of Indianapolis, attended a bean soup with ham supper in the display room of Klemme’s Auto Service Saturday night.

Ted C. Brown of St. Petersburg, Florida, owner of Brown Tool and Manufacturing Company here, received three distinct honors this month. He was named a member of the planning and zoning committee by the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce also made a director of the famed Pasadena Community Church and was made an honorary life member of the Indianapolis Home Show Board of Directors.


November 27th, 1947

Formal dedication and house warming of the Noah O’Banion American Legion Post new home will be Wednesday night. Howard Dugle, Commander, announced at the Post meeting Tuesday night.

Betty Pavey was elected scribe and Sandra McPherson was named treasurer of the Girl Scouts Thursday afternoon November 20 the meeting of the two patrols in the American Legion Home.


November 26th, 1937

Roy Gibson, Earl Danbury, and Ed Weisickle left Sunday on a hunting trip to South Central Indiana near Schoals.

Two representatives of Rising Sun High School band are attending the Southern Indiana Band Clinic at Cambridge City. They are Melvin Detmer and Billy Bob Dilts.


November 25th, 1927

The Rising Sun basketball teams struck their proper stride over the weekend when both the first and second teams journeyed to Sunman and beat them on their home floor.

Burglars who attempted to gain entrance to the Gibson Hardware Store about midnight last Thursday were frightened away by Mr. O’Conner, night watchman. Sheriff Leon Neal and his deputy gave chase to the men who escaped in an auto.


November 29th, 1917

Robert McMurray, having served the full term of his enlistment in the U.S. Navy, is with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Clarence McMurray. He has crossed the ocean four times and was on the President’s flagship for some time.

Will G. McAdams, wharfmaster for several years, has resigned to accept employment as mate on the government boat, “Cayhuga”. George Harris will be employed as wharfmaster.


November 30th, 1907

The City is building a new fire cistern at the corner of Fourth and Poplar streets.

A number of Rising Sunners have taken stock in the new Aurora State Bank. Lucian Harris, cashier of the Rising Sun Deposit Bank, is one of the directors.

Pupils of Murray’s Branch school neither absent or tardy during the second month of school are: Carrie Winn, Frank McHenry, Harry Bruner, Harry Smith, Vesta and Leona Shehane, Agnes Manser, Leonard Myers, Charles Dennis, Vesta Bovard, Agatha Dorrell, and Nellie DuBois. Allie Rand is the teacher.


November 26th, 1897

The chief of the fire department reported at City Council that the new fire engine had arrived, been tested, and is all right.

Asa Dennis is building a blacksmith shop at Wood.

Two of Rising Sun’s largest concerns were interviewed this week on the electric lighting of the city and both spoke in favor of it.