50 YEARS AGO
May 25th, 1967
From Scribblings: Memorial Day, often called Decoration Day, originated in Virginia on June 8th, 1864. The purpose was to hold ceremonies, principally the decorations of graves for those killed in wars. Our traditional May 30th, however, dates back to 1868 when the observance was ordered by General John A Logan, Commander of the Great Army of the Republic. Because of this “Yankee” origin, six southern states do not recognize a May 30th Memorial Day but observe Confederate Memorial Days. Nevertheless, custom has rather well established that Memorial Day honors the fallen heroes of all United States wars. Services and parades continue to carry out the purpose, even though like many others the holiday is now crowded with numerous activities, such as, picnics, sports, and the annual Indianapolis 500 race.
Memorial Day in 1947 featured a parade and memorial services in the morning. In the afternoon a fine Horse Show was held at the fairgrounds, sponsored by the Phi Beta Psi Sorority.
The Rising Sun Ohio County Board of Education heard a report of the classroom teachers association in considering a salary schedule for the 1967-68 school year. The CTA asked for a starting salary of $6,000 for a Bachelor’s Degree and $6,250 to $10,100 for a Masters Degree. The salary schedule adopted by the board begins at $5,900 for a Bachelor’s Degree with no experience to $7,500 for a Bachelor’s Degree with 15 years experience. Master Degree teachers range from $6,150 to $10,100. This schedule is effective January 1st, 1968.
The annual Honors Day for graduating seniors at Rising Sun High School was Thursday, May 18th in the high school gymnasium. The program was opened by Paul Walton, class president. Sharon Hall was named Valedictorian and Steve Licking was Salutatorian.
Oren Billingsley, chairman of the steering committee for the formation of a Soil and Water Conservation District, has announced that Robert O. Bailey will be polling superintendent, serving with Denver Webb, Lawrence Marker, and Gene Elliott in the voting procedures which will begin following a meeting Friday, May 26th.
Births: a son, weighing 6 pounds, 8 ½ ounces was born May 14th to Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Miller and has been named Michael Wayne; a daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Don Stoll April 5th and has been named Jane Elizabeth; a son was born to Mr. and Mrs. James Holder on April 25th.
55 YEARS AGO
May 24th, 1962
Two members of the 1962 graduating class, Patricia Espey and Audrey Clifton, have been granted state scholarships to Ball State Teachers College at Muncie.
Miss Jean Espey, 1962 graduate of Rising Sun High School, received the Nurse’s Training Award from the Voiture No. 612 40 and 8 at the Annual Dr. J. M. Jackson Memorial Nurse’s Training banquet.
Births: born to Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Fogle, (Donna Ascherman) a daughter Lisa Kay May 20th.
60 YEARS AGO
May 23rd, 1957
Ground breaking should be under way within 90 days for the construction of a new Post Office building in Rising Sun.
70 YEARS AGO
May 22nd, 1947
Louis H. Fischvogt was named trustee of Cass Township Tuesday morning by County Commissioners, Charles Rice, Hobart Wadsworth, and James McCreary to fill the unexpired term of the late George A. Conrad.
Births: to Mr. and Mrs. Malvin R. Potter, a son James Malvin, May 8th.
Roy Gibson, Sr., was elected president of the Rising Sun High School Alumni Association at the annual banquet held in the school gymnasium Friday night, May 16th.
80 YEARS AGO
May 21st, 1937
Forty members of the senior class of Rising Sun High School will receive diplomas at commencement exercises, Thursday night, May 2nd.
Miss Myrtle Thies has started a dressmaking shop in the rear of the Elite Shoppe.
90 YEARS AGO
May 20th, 1927
The graduation class of Rising Sun High School this year consists of eight boys and eight girls.
100 YEARS AGO
May 24th, 1917
All men between the ages of 21 and 31 will register June 5th for military services. Ohio County’s quota is 22.
Indiana has been asked to raise $150,000 for field units which the Y.M.C.A. will operate among the soldiers. Ohio County is to furnish $100.