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May 4, 2013

Back in the News: May 5

The Herald Bulletin looks back at stories from the Anderson Daily Bulletin and The Anderson Herald newspapers:

10 Years Ago — 2003

May 5 — “Bully!” A one-man theatrical production portraying Theodore Roosevelt will be the evening entertainment following the Older Americans Fair at the Anderson Public Library. The free play will be in the Chief Anderson Room. Actor Chuck Palenik of Maryland will perform the production. “Teddy engages the audience and tells stories about his life,” Palenik said. The original one-man play was performed on Broadway in the 1970s by James Whitmore.

May 9 — Did apathy keep Anderson residents from casting ballots in Tuesday’s primary? Signs appeared around the city Thursday that read “The City of Apathy” with the “A” being the city’s symbol. The backside of the sign read “Prove Yourself.” The white signs were found along Ind. 32 coming into Anderson, on Pendleton Avenue, Jackson Street, and other areas of the city. No one claimed responsibility for the signs, which were quickly removed by city workers. Only 26 percent of the registered voters in Anderson cast ballots Tuesday.

25 Years Ago — 1988

May 5 — After six years at the helm of the Madison County Democratic Party, Orville “Bud” Wood is stepping down as county chairman. Wood’s announcement follows by one month the resignation of James Abraham as Republican Party county chairman. Wood cited his responsibilities as chairman of the Anderson Board of Public Works in announcing his decision to step down. He said he is unable to devote the time necessary to do the job as county chairman.

May 10 — Civic and community leaders have joined forces in an education and enforcement campaign to rid Anderson of litter. The citywide cleanup campaign, “Play It Clean Anderson,” was unveiled Monday by representatives from city government, business, civic organizations, Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce, Community Justice Center, and Anderson police and fire departments. The citywide campaign is an outgrowth of the neighborhood cleanup initiative by the Rev. James T. Menifee three years ago on the city’s west side.

50 Years Ago — 1963

May 8 — Frank H. Allis won the Republican nomination for mayor of Anderson in primary election balloting yesterday in 30 Anderson precincts. Allis polled 2,000 votes in unofficial returns, defeating W.L. Hollingsworth who polled 1,214 and James D. Priest with 644. Incumbent Mayor Ralph Ferguson beat down a challenge for the Democratic nomination by defeating Wahn Dean 5,036 to 3,360. In spite of ideal weather conditions and spirited contests for top nominations in both parties, voters remained away from the Anderson polls with a turnout of little more than 50 percent according to unofficial results.

May 11 – Dr. Elton Trueblood, professor of philosophy at Earlham College, in Richmond, well-known author and lecturer both in America and abroad, was speaker at the annual dinner meeting of the Anderson Association of Churches at First Presbyterian Church. The title of his address was “The Church.” The Rev. Raymond Beaker, president of the Association, presented the program, attended by representatives of various churches throughout the city.

100 Years Ago — 1913

May 7 — J.S. Maholm of Indianapolis, national organizer of the Loyal Order of Moose, was present at the meeting of the Anderson Lodge No. 1 last night and reopened the charter of the lodge for the next 90 days, in which time it is expected that the local lodge will take in near 500 members. T.J. Conboy of Alexandria will be in the city during the 90 days and conduct the campaign. The lodge will have an open house on the evening of May 28.

May 8 — Members of the Anderson Fire Department said last night that the number of calls yesterday was the largest for one day in several years if ever before. It was thought that somewhat chilly weather caused stoves to be fired with most anything that would burn since coal bins are about depleted. But not all the fires were due to bad flues. The fire starting it was supposed from an electric light wire in the attic of the two-story residence of W.B. Johnson and family and caused damage of $1,000 or more. The residence is one of the finest on Sixth Street.

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