50 YEARS AGO
September 22nd, 1966
Officers and room mothers met Monday, September 19th in the Rising Sun High School Library to make plans for the annual PTA Halloween Carnival to be held Friday, October 28th in the elementary gym. Each class from the first to the fifth grades will have games in booths. A country store will be sponsored by the sixth and seventh grades. The coke and hot dog stand will be sponsored by the grades from the eighth to the 12th grades. The Lions Club will be in charge of the popcorn stand and will also donate prizes for those who are chosen during the masquerade parade. The ‘Bad Habits’ will be playing during the evening.
Mrs. Fannie Ascherman, better known as “Aunt Fannie” to everyone in the community took her first airplane Friday afternoon September 16th at the age of 101. Bill McClure piloted the plane taking Aunt Fannie first to North Landing to show her from the air the farm on which she had lived for so many years, then on to Patriot and back to Rising Sun.
History note: The first motorized buses, owned by William Neaman and sons about 1905, ran between Rising Sun and Aurora, carrying passengers and mail.
A resolution has been officially passed so that veterans of Vietnam beginning August 5th, 1964 are now eligible to be enrolled in any American Legion. Any person who has served on active duty in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, or Air Force of the United States at any time on or since August 5th, 1964, may now be accepted in the American Legion.
Cecil Wayne Campbell graduated from Sam’s Technical Institute September 9th receiving an Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering.
Installation for new officers of the American Legion Auxiliary was held Friday, evening, September 16th at the Legion Hall. Mrs. Clara Martin, past president, was installing officer. Those installed were: Mrs. Neal Webb, Mrs. Alfred Strautman, Mrs. Marietta Webb, Mrs. Gene Keith, Mrs. Leroy Clements, Mrs. Nora Brown, Mrs. Earl Powers, and Mrs. Elizabeth Turner.
Ad reads: Dad’s & Mom’s Diner No. 1 at 156 Patriot starting Sunday, September 25th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Home fried chicken, mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad and coffee for $1.50. Children meals cost $1.00.
Congressman Lee H. Hamilton visited one of the Ninth District’s oldest – if not the oldest – residents during a recent tour of the area. He visited with Mrs. John “Fannie” Hamilton, who will be 101 years old on October 15th.
Mary Had a Little Prayer
Mary had a little prayer,
She said it every day,
But when she has her lunch at school
Her prayer she must not say.
It makes some grown-ups much disturbed
When children pray at school,
The highest court in all the land
Was asked to make a rule.
And so in Mary’s fine, new school
No prayers shall be said,
Why, there are some who boldly say
That Mary’s God is dead!
But Mary, wiser than them all,
Believes God knows and cares;
She bows her head and silently
Still offers Him her prayers.
By Irma Herem