These are some highlights from the News Journal on Nov. 6, 1968:
• ‘Nixon Named 37th President’
“WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Richard M. Nixon was elected 37th President of the United States today, bursting by Democrat Hubert H. Humphrey with narrow windup victories in California, Illinois and Ohio.”
• ‘Nixon Wins County Handily’
“Clinton County voters Tuesday returned to their familiar pattern of Republicanism from which they departed in 1964 to vote for Lyndon Johnson. GOP candidates made a clean sweep. Richard M. Nixon, who this morning acquired 287 electoral votes, captured the county handily winning in 49 of the 50 polling places.
“Nixon carried the county with 6,259 votes while Hubert H. Humphrey garnered 2,978 and George Wallace 1,829. The only precinct Nixon lost was Wilmington 2-B, where Humphrey won 151 to Nixon’s 111 and Wallace’s 34.
• The East Clinton bond issue — 4.3 mills for a new high school and improvement of two elementary centers — was failing at the polls 1,071 votes to 897, although voters did approve EC’s levy renewal.
• Wilmington Chapter 357 Order of Eastern Star held a fashion show at the Masonic Temple. It was narrated by Mrs. Ruby Sperry with models Mrs. Morris Shidaker, Mrs. Robert Buroker, Mrs. Myrtle Johnson, Mrs. William Buckley, Mrs. Howard Pickerell and Mrs. Jack Price. They showed a variety of dresses and suits for all occasions with complementary jewelry, fur-trimmed cashmere coats, car coats, hats, gloves and purses. Hostesses were Mrs. John Walker and Mrs. Harley Day.
• The Progress Club met as hostesses were Mrs. E.C. Mannon and Mrs. D.C. Austin, with Mrs. Jack Conklin giving opening remarks and Mrs. Ruth Haynes presenting the program. Program chairman Mrs. Morris Snider introduced speaker Haynes, who reviewed poems by Jesse Stuart.
• Women’s Auxiliary to the Clinton County Medical Society met at Denver House with Mrs. Arthur Lippert hostess and Mrs. Nathan Hale presiding. Mrs. Frank Plymire and Mrs. Thomas Faehnle are co-chairs of the upcoming Christmas bazaar.