These are some highlights from the News Journal on September 22, 1962:
‘U.S. Is Getting Its Allies To Halt Shipping to Cuba’
“WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States appears to be making headway in its drive to get Allied cooperation in cutting down Community shipping to Cuba. The West German government has agreed to take steps to prevent its shipowners from putting German flag vessels under Soviet charter” joining Norway, Britain and other NATO Allies.
‘Walls Shines In Suburban Cross-Country
“Marvin Walls, the fastest Class A high school miler in the state of Ohio, is no flash in the pan. The New Vienna boy who won the Buckeye Class A meet as a sophomore last year in 4:24 on a rain-puddled track pulled off another big accomplishment Friday afternoon.
“Running in cross-country competition — the most grueling of modern-day footraces — Marvin took top place in the season-opening 11-school Suburban Cross Country League Meet” in Cincinnati.
‘Hurricane Grid Prospects Grow After 30-0 Win’
Wilmington High School’s gridders went to Lebanon and downed the Warriors 30-0. Chris Stephens completed 7 of 10 passes, while Wayne Simonton ran for 74 yards on 7 carries and Fred Raizk ran for 60 on 16 carries. The defense of coach Dean Waddell held Lebanon to just 6 first downs.
• Local deaths included: Lillie Peck, 84 of Blanchester; Mrs. Marybelle Bernard, 50, of Sabina Route 2, who died suddenly just months after marrying her husband, John; and Mrs. P. Charles Morris, 36, of Fairland Avenue in Wilmington, who died in a car accident in Greene County.
• The Wilmington Senior High Home Economics Club met including President Carol Shumaker and Bonnie Haywood, Barbara Hackney, Shirley Ball, Dianne Curry, Linda McCoy, Nancy Hackney, Marilyn Mathews, Connie McCoy, Linda Mobley, and advisor Miss Mildred Pennington.
• “Playing at the Murphy Theatre were Robert Preston and Shirley Jones in “The Music Man.” At the Wilmington Drive-In was Disney’s “Big Red.”