LOOK BACK February 12-18, 1970

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Look back to February 12-18, 1970

• James F. Warren, scoutmaster, announced today that through the endeavors of Boy Scout Troop 95, Congressman John Myers will present an American flag which was recently flown over the capital building to the Jackson Twp. Elementary Teachers Association. At the same meeting State Representative John Thomas presented an Indiana state flag to the PTA for the Boy Scouts.

• Thieves made off with $232.28 from Butts Enterprises, 600 W. National Ave., sometime after merchant police checked on the building at 2:15 a.m. Entry was gained by forcing the front door open by sheer brute force.

• Brazil high school’s RaVon Dramatic society will present it’s children’s theater production, “The Secret Within the Walls,“ tomorrow and Saturday in the high school auditorium. A coloring contest is being conducted for the elementary school students throughout the county. Each student colors a picture pertaining to the play. The pictures are then judged by the dramatic society.

• Ruble’s TV and Appliances, 539 E. National Avenue, was offering a new RCA color TV console for $595.

• Henry C. Carmichael, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ward Carmichael of Carbon, yesterday won the district round of the American Legion oratory contest, according to Faye Huff, oratory contest director for the county. Carmichael, who won the county competition two weeks ago, placed first over seven other contestants at the speech meet in Spencer.

• Coach Bill Springer’s Brazil Red Devils will attempt to take step number two toward closing out the regular season on a four-game winning streak. Last Saturday, the Satans came back from a defeat to Greencastle and down Indianapolis John Marshall. The Devils now have only three regular season games remaining, all of which are conference contests.

• An all-electric vehicle made by Westinghouse was on display at the local Public Service Indiana office. It was a two-door, two-passenger automobile that would travel up to 50 miles without a need for recharging. The top speed is 25 mph.

• Brazil lodge No. 264, Free and Accepted Masons recently presented a 50-year pin to George Edwards.

• A Carbon man was fatally injured about 4 a.m. Sunday in a one-car accident on a snow covered Parke County road north of Carbon and 2 1/2 miles east of Indiana 59. Glenn L Butler, 25, was in a car owned by Jerry Pruitt of Indianapolis when the Pruitt auto slid off the county road in the Rocky Fork area, spun around 180 degrees and struck a tree stump. Butler, who was thrown from the car and pinned under the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene by Parke County Coroner Dr. Milton Beebe who attributed death due to a skull fracture and severe chest injuries. Pruitt was not injured seriously.

• Superior physical strength and greater overall team speed possessed by Brazil’s hustling Red Devils led the Satans to their second consecutive victory as they rolled over Linton 89-52. Brazil completely dominated the action after the opening minutes of action and link them their lead throughout the contest.

• Clay City came on strong in the closing seconds to the feed and inspired Honey Creek ball club 70-65 Saturday night in the Bee’s gymnasium. It was close all the way until the Eels built up a nine-point lead late in the third quarter.

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