Nov. 22 – By a vote of 5-2 the Madison County Council Monday night approved through its first reading an ordinance establishing a 1 percent food and beverage tax in the county. The council will reconvene Dec. 6 to consider the food and beverage ordinance on its second reading, and to consider passage of a distribution resolution for the estimated $500,000 yearly that would be generated by the tax. The council must take final action on the proposed tax by Dec. 31.
50 Years Ago – 1963
Nov. 17 – Petitions asking repeal of the Indiana Sales Tax are being circulated throughout Madison County this week by a group which calls itself “The Tax Crusaders.” Mrs. David Martin, 3227 Raible Ave., spokesman for the organization, said that the idea for the petitions started among a group of 13 women but that many others have asked to join their “crusade.” The petitions will be sent to the Legislature at Indianapolis, Mrs. Martin said.
Nov. 21 – Virgil Fox, world famed organ virtuoso, launches the 1963-64 Chancel Organ Concerts series at 8 p.m. today in Park Place Church of God. Sponsored by the Eastside congregation, and a large number of music patrons over the Anderson area, the concert will be Mr. Fox’s third in the four year history of the series. He returns by popular request to the free event, which is open to the public.
100 Years Ago – 1913
Nov. 18 – Miss Edna Reinbolt, age 30, 1134 Main Street, was arrested last night by Patrolmen Brown and Vandergrift on the charge of assault and battery on Mrs. Louise Johnson, age 30, wife of Andrew Johnson, 922 Central Avenue. It is alleged by Mrs. Johnson that when she called at the Reinbolt house and inquired for her husband that she was pushed from the door, and when walking to the street that beer bottles came flying past her head.
Nov. 18 – Superintendent Pearcy stated last evening that another class would be started at the high school’s night school for students in French. Mme. Eugenie Tickel of Paris, France, has been engaged to instruct the classes formed this week. A beginner’s class in French and an advanced class will be started this evening in room No. 101.
– Compiled by Elmore Hammes for The Herald Bulletin