2013-11-20 / Looking Back

Looking Back


This photo was taken in the 1950s at the home of Grover and Nellie Sink of Carrollton Twp. Pictured l-r are Goldie Sink, Russell Sink, Grover Sink, Bud Sink, Floyd Sink, and Tony Sink. Photo provided by J.D. Sink This photo was taken in the 1950s at the home of Grover and Nellie Sink of Carrollton Twp. Pictured l-r are Goldie Sink, Russell Sink, Grover Sink, Bud Sink, Floyd Sink, and Tony Sink. Photo provided by J.D. Sink From files of Carroll County Comet, Journal-Citizen, Hoosier Democrat, and Delphi Journal. Photos and captions are provided by the Carroll County Historical Museum.

10 YEARS AGO

Residents who say they are concerned with how their tax dollars are being spent are organizing in Carroll County. The new group is calling themselves Concerned Citizens. Marlene Joseph officiated the first meeting. She said government has become so complex that the average citizen has no interest in holding an elected office.

A familiar sight at a Purdue University sporting event is “Purdue Pete” and for the past two years “Pete” has had a special connection to Carroll County. Delphi Community High School 2000 graduate, Charlie Nichols has served as “Pete,” but he has decided to come out from under his protection. This year, Nichols is one of the 16 men and 16 women who make up the Purdue Varsity Cheer Squad.

25 YEARS AGO

Vice president-elect Dan Quayle could have been the publisher of Carroll County’s newspaper between 15 and 20 years ago had present editor Al Moss said “Yes” when the opportunity arose. In the office of the Delphi Journal-Citizen sometime in the early 1970s, his phone rang and it was Dan Quayle’s father, James, a longtime friend who had served on a state press board with Moss. Arriving at the point quickly, he asked, “How would you like to sell out?” The response was, “I don’t think so. Who wants to buy?”

Mabel Wharton of Flora is grand marshal of Flora’s fourth annual Christmas parade. Miss Wharton is known for her involvement with programs for the elderly and volunteer service work.

50 YEARS AGO

Marlene Todd, Marilyn Crain, Richard Crume, all of Burlington Township, and Don Billings, Carrollton Township, were cited for their outstanding 4-H work and were awarded a trip to Chicago.

Recently a new sign has been erected by the State Highway Department at the south end of “Sycamore Lane” on State Road 29, south of Deer Creek. The message inscribed on the sign is, “This row of sycamores sprouted from freshly cut logs used in the 1830s to corduroy a swampy section of the historic Michigan Road, the first state road in Indiana, running from Madison to Michigan City.”

75 YEARS AGO

The AAA made ready today to pour out a huge sum, estimated at about $170,000,000, to assure Midwestern corn farmers who complied with its crop control program an income of 57 cents a bushel on this year’s production. This is about 20 cents more than current market prices.

Since the U.S. Supreme Court has denied the petition for a rehearing in the Lebanon Utility case, in which it was decided that the city could go ahead and start proceedings to make it possible for that city to own its own light plant, we understand that proceedings will soon be started in Flora to attain like results.

100 YEARS AGO

The Delphi Journal subscription price is $1.50 per year. If paid in advance, $1 per year.

According to the reports from Cass County, hog cholera is working havoc throughout the community and is said to be sweeping away swine on a large scale. Some farmers place the total number of hogs lost by cholera in that county this fall at 1,000 and they say it is a conservative estimate.

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