Throwback Thursday: A fashionable fair


These are some highlights from the News Journal on January 19, 1964:


‘Assassination Evidence Due in Hearing for Ruby’

“DALLAS (AP) — Jack Ruby, the balding, 53-year-old night club operator charged with murdering Lee Harvey Oswald, was due back in court today as defense lawyers sought his release on bond. … The current bond hearing is a continuation of one started in late December, but recessed because of the Christmas holidays.

“Ruby has been held without bond since he shot and killed Oswald before a nationwide television audience Nov. 24 as the accused assassin was being transferred from the city to the county jail.”


• “Clinton County’s baseball enthusiasts, young and old, are scheduled to get together here Wednesday night at the annual American Legion awards banquet. The big attraction will be Johnny Edwards, young catcher for the Cincinnati Reds, who has distinguished himself behind the plate. ..Serving on the arrangements committee are Leroy Storey, Jim Burton, Tom Roush and John Nicely, with district commander Robert McBride the emcee, to be introduced by Louis Cook, with awards made by team manager Dick Mitchener.”

• Young Mothers Club met including Mrs. Byron Milligan, Mrs. Joe Webb, Mrs. Fred Cowman, Mrs. James Dixon, Mrs. Charles Hunt, Mrs. Lennis Perkins, Mrs. Dale Toft, Mrs. Prescott Gray, Mrs. Snaford Davis, Mrs. Kenneth Wilson, Mrs. Pierce Shivers, Mrs. Earnest Stewart, Mrs. Robert Peelle, Mrs. Gordon Sabin, Mrs. Don Moore, Mrs. Ralph Cornelius, Mrs. Warren Murphy and Mrs. Perry Clark.

• The Six and Twenty Club met at the home of Mrs. Howard Thorne, with attendees including Mrs. J.D. Foland, Mrs. Maynard Harlan, Mrs. John Hutchins, and Mrs. Thomas MacMillan.

• In basketball, Wilmington College defeated Ashland 86-73 behind Bob Brownell’s 14 points and 18 rebounds while Roger reveal scored 27, Rex Taylor 18, Bob Bowers 12 and Ron Clark 9.

• Sabina High School downed Lynchburg 95-67 led by 42 points from Phil Snow, who also tallied 10 assists and 7 rebounds, while Terry Richards scored 23. Blanchester beat Williamsburg 64-54 led by Jerry Perry’s 19 points.

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