Rising Sun Weekly 7-20-17


July 20, 1967

50 years ago

Scribblings: The community auction this Saturday is another project sponsored by the Historical Society to raise money for the development of something of great value for Ohio County – a local historical museum. Ever since the Indiana State Centennial in 1916, county historical societies have been working to establish local museums. They are important assets and deserve a good deal of consideration. A local museum is really a folk museum. That is, it collects and displays folk arts. These may be costumes that reveal local textiles and designs, the fashions of their day. They may be furniture and decorative woodwork of local manufacturer or prevalent use. They may be implements or household utensils that reflect a pattern of living. They may be building types or weapons, greeting cards, or musical instruments. Manuscripts, diaries, correspondence, memoirs, and old business records are unique and irreplaceable. They are in constant jeopardy until a proper institutional home is found for them. Don’t throw them away!

The Ohio County Historical Society has decided the open house at Tomary Farms, another project planned by the organization, will be given Sunday, August 20.

The Monday Nite Home Demonstration Club float for the Blue Jeans parade won first prize for the second straight year. This year’s winner depicted a Home -ec theme of a old woman mending torn trousers. The frame was made of two – by – fours covered with chicken wire. The figures were stuffed with crepe paper and it was estimated 16,000 pieces of tissues paper went into the skirt around the truck bed. Club members designed and built the float, assisted by Richard Feldman, Grover Baldwin, and Russell Liggett.

Rising Sun teacher Larry William Kinnett is among the more than 50 teachers from 14 states enrolled in the January 10-August 4 program where he will participate in a University of Vermont Institute which places the study of Elizabethan Arts and Literature against the backdrop of the plays of Shakespeare as performed by an award winning repertory company.

Staff Sergeant Thomas Wendell Sullivan has been awarded the Bronze Star and Air Medal. Presentation of the Bronze Star was for meritorious service in the Republic of Vietnam during the period September 1964 to October 1966. Sullivan also received the Air Medal for meritorious achievement while participating in sustained aerial flight in support of combat forces of the Republic of Vietnam during the period September 1964 to July 1966.

Mrs. Audrey Bovard has been employed to teach high school mathematics for the 1967-68 school year at Rising Sun. Miss Betty LaFollette has accepted a contract to teach French and English for the coming year at Rising Sun High School. Mrs. Bovard and Miss replace Miss Grace McCurry and Mrs. Janet O’Neal on the high school faculty.

July 13, 1967

50 years ago

The 1967 Blue Jeans Festival went as planned, despite a few sudden showers. Opening night saw the crowning of the queen, Miss Lena Bodey. Her attendants were Pat Hautman, Cindy Purcell, Debbie Gary, and Debbie Jackson. The girls are the candidates for the Life Squad barbecue queen in September. A talent show followed the queen ceremonies. First place went to “Night Riders Combo”, comprised of Joe Milazzo, Gary Walton, Mike Thompson, and Mike Nowlin. Second place was awarded to the “Ragtime Boys”- Gary Dunaway and Mike Nowlin. Third prize was given to Ralph Hautman; fourth went to Bill McAdams; and fifth place went to Joan Buffo. Thursday night the Rising Sun High School band gave a concert. After the concert, Glenn Canyon and his band entertained and the carnival on Main Street was in full swing. At the riverfront park the ox was roasting over the big opened pit. Saturday, the flea market was set up at the river park with its unusual items. The ox roast dinner was a sellout. At 1:30 p.m. Saturday the parade of floats and marching units, the queen and her attendants in shiny convertibles, lead by Sheriff Joe Cunningham, Police Chief Harold Bondurant, and city and county fire trucks passed the reviewing stand. At 3:30 p.m. the kids paraded their pets – ponies, big dogs, little dogs, cuddly cats, and even a pet pigeon that was almost overlooked.

Orien Billingsley, Gene Elliott, and Denver Webb signed their oaths of office as polling officers in the Ohio County SWCD.

Airman Second Class Lawrence Leslie Van Tyle left June 28 after spending 30 days with friends and relatives here before going overseas. His parents have received word from him that he arrived safely in Vietnam June 30.