These are some highlights from the News Journal on Nov. 12, 1970:
• ‘World Bids Farewell To General De Gaulle’’
“PARIS (AP) — France said goodbye today to General de Gaulle. In the magnificence of Notre Dame Cathedral, yet with the simplicity he ordained, world leaders joined thousands of Parisians at an austere Mass concluded with the Magnificat. … Scores of world leaders, including President Nixon, made the Notre Dame service the greatest such gathering since the funeral of Dwight D. Eisenhower 19 months ago.”
• ‘School Integration Emphasis Being Shifted To North’
WASHINGTON (AP) — A high Nixon administration official says the task of compelling school desegregation in the South is complete enough that government enforcement officers are being shifted to such cases in the North.”
• ‘Bands, Marchers Compose City’s Largest Parade’
WILMINGTON — The Veterans Day Parade Wednesday night was the largest in the city’s history and hundreds of persons enjoyed the ceremonies along the parade route and at the formal program at the fairgrounds.” American Legion Post 49 Commander James Monahan and Clinton County Air Force Base Commander Brig. Gen. Ben Mangina addressed the crowd at the fairgrounds. Three bands and hundreds of marchers were in the parade.
• ‘Farm Loses 300 Hogs’
“Depopulation of about 300 hogs on the most recent farm with a hog cholera outbreak is being completed today by Department of Agriculture officials. Six cases have been confirmed since the countywide quarantine in Clinton County began on Oct. 27.”
• ‘WHS To retire Wilson’s Number 79’
• “Wilmington High School is bestowing its highest athletic honor on its most distinguished modern-day athlete, Mike Wilson, by retiring his high school number. Wilson was a standout defensive tackle and offensive fullback during his high school years. He presently is a starting offensive tackle for the professional Cincinnati Bengals.”
• “Wilmington’s Hurryin’ Hurricane was set to take its 2-6-1 record into the final game of the season at 0-9 Courter Tech of Cincinnati.
• Wilmington Mayor Dale Minton proclaimed “Light the Night”; he was pictured with law enforcement officers Clinton County Sheriff Donald Osborn and WPD Chief Stanley Irwin along with Clinton County Board of Realtors President Richard Babb.
• Local deaths included Carl McPherson, 58, of Oakland; Kathryn Johnson, 47, of River Rouge, Mich. and formerly of Sabina; Marcelite Tull, of San Antonio, Texas and a native of Sabina; Mrs. Ora Fittro of Sabina; Dona Reed of Blanchester; Lillie Moore of Wilmington; and Alva Zurface of Wilmington.
• U.S. Marine Ralph Shumaker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Shumaker of New Antioch and a 1967 Wilmington High School grad, was promoted to the rank of corporal. He was serving at the Naval Weapons Station in Yorktown, Va.
• WHS FHA elected officers: President Diane Hopkins; First VP Robin Peery; Second VP Carol Dieble; Secretary Karen Winterfield; Reporter Marjorie Ellis; Treasurer Becky Shutts; Historian Nancy Hurley; Parliamentarian Peggy Robinson; and Song Leader Angie Fortune.
• Showing at the Murphy Theatre was Disney’s “Son of Flubber” with an upcoming horror show featuring “A Taste of Blood” and “Scream Baby Scream.” At the drive-in was the comedy “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice.”