LOOK BACK: Dec. 25-31, 1956
• A giant F-86 jet airplane, designated as the “work horse” that won the battle of the air in Korea for America and her allies, will come to Brazil as a permanent souvenir from the war department, according to an announcement by John Detzel, commander of the Clay County post number 2, American Legion, today. The plane was obtained through the efforts of the legion, assisted by Major General Ralph F. Stearley, of the United States Air Force, retired, largely in appreciation of the work done here at the Twigg Industries, Inc., plants in supplying components for planes of several makes used by the department of national defense.
• A light snow fell Monday night to cover the countryside and produce the traditional scene which we here in Indiana like to associate with Christmas. Residents noticed the bleak, rainy, foggy days preceding the blessed event and, with weather cooperating, Christmas in every particular for the most of us was the merriest and best in our lives.
• A Christmas present to the Brazil area was announced Monday by Major General Ralph F. Stearly, USAF retired, who brought the news that adjutant general H. A. Doherty and Colonel McConnel of the Indiana National Guard headquarters, Indianapolis, have approved the construction of a new armory here.
• The YMCA has three tourneys scheduled during the Christmas holiday. There are the grade school tourney, the seventh and eighth grade holiday invitational, and the YMCA free-throw tourney. There are 10 teams entered in the grade school tournament and they are the same 10 teams that are in the Saturday morning league.
• Ed Phillips, 80-year-old retired gentleman, and his sister, Mrs. Fred Ehermeling, age 78, living west of Brazil on State Road 340, were robbed Wednesday afternoon by two young burglars who represented themselves as agents of the Public Service Company of Indiana, inspecting their electric wiring.
• James Fulk, 8-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Basil Fulk, of Martz, near Clay City, was injured yesterday afternoon when he walked around another car into the path of a truck driven by Bob Rector of Jasonville, the 1955 Indiana corn growing champion. The boy was rushed to the Clay County hospital by Max Pierce in a Schoppenhorst ambulance from Clay City. The boy was found to have a broken collarbone but is not believed to have been seriously injured.
• The Brazil Story, which was announced to have been broadcast from WTTV, Bloomington, sometime between 6:30 and 9 o’clock last night, did not come on, according to several TV listeners. The Times has received no information as to any change in program. The date had been announced through the Brazil Chamber of Commerce and WTTV. Brazil people were not disappointed as the Walt Disney “Disneyland” nature program, showing the birth and habits of growing animals and flowers was extremely interesting.
• Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Henshilwoods of 405 E. Tennessee St., were declared winners of the Jaycees outdoor home Christmas lighting contest according to an announcement by the Junior Chamber Of Commerce committee today. The winners will be presented with a black and white picture of their display. Also a black-and-white picture and a color transparency picture will be sent to the General Electric Corp. for participation of the local winner in the national contest.