These are some highlights from the News Journal on June 24, 1967:
• ‘Cautious Optimism Marks Summit Mood
“GLASSBORO, N.J. (AP) — American diplomats mixed optimism with caution today over prospects that two summit meetings at Glassboro will open the way toward solving major international issues” as President Johnson and Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin met for five hours Friday.
• ‘76 Yanks Die In Red Attack; 24 Wounded’
“SAIGON (AP) — An American infantry company on a search-and-destroy mission was caught in a deadly crossfire of North Vietnamese automatic weapons and small arms and lost 76 killed and 24 wounded high in the central highlands, the U.S. Command disclosed today. .. The badly mauled company of perhaps 150 men was part of the 173rd Airborne Brigade … The company included many newcomers sent in as replacements for men rotated out of South Vietnam.”
• The Cincinnati Reds lost 4-2 to the Pittsburgh Pirates despite a strong pitching performance by Reds starter Sammy Ellis as reliever Ted Abernathy gave up 2 runs in the ninth inning. The Reds were held to 4 hits — one each by Chico Ruiz, Vada Pinson, Tommy Helms and Jim Coker.
• Pictured in swimsuits at the Queen’s Pageant at the Ohio Citizens Band Association’s fourth annual horse show, jamboree and camper’s show at the fairgrounds were newly crowned Miss Western Queen Mary Reed along with Lynda Bentley, First Runner-Up Peggy Irelan, Kathy Glaze, Carol Fife, Second Runner-Up Linda Fawley, and Karen Schroeder.
• Wilmington High School Class of 1917 planned its 50th reunion including reunion committee members Richard Hildebrant, Kathryn Williams, Helen McCoy, Mr. R.R. Bangham, Sheldon Shrieves, Mrs. Roy Brown, Harold Vandervort, Joseph Murphy, Nelle Thompson and Frank Martin.
• New Vienna Order of the Eastern Star met including Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Carey and Deputy Grand Matron Mrs. Morris Shidaker. Also mentioned were Mrs. Marie Simkins, Miss Eloise Simkins, Mrs. Eugene Smith, and Glen Southerland.
• The Fur & Feather 4-H Club along with the Barnyard Bonanza Club from Xenia held a rabbit show at the fairgrounds.
• Showing at the Murphy Theatre was Don Knotts in “The Reluctant Astronaut”; at the Wilmington Drive-In were Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” and Vanessa Redgrave in “Blow-Up.”