News From Terre Haute, Indiana

January 18, 2014

LOOKING BACK: 1964 — Ground broken for new St. Paul’s Baptist Church at 15th and Farrington

Dorothy Jerse
Special to the Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — Dorothy Jerse looks back at local history from 10, 25 and 50 years ago as reported in the Tribune and Tribune-Star.


• Eva Kor, owner and director of the CANDLES Holocaust Museum received the Spirit of Justice Award from the Indiana Civil Rights Commission.

• The celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. began with a breakfast at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Center, 1438 S. 13th St., and followed with a luncheon for 170 people at Hulman Center. Dr. Andre Hammonds was the breakfast speaker, and Don Wycliff, Chicago Tribune public editor and one-time Terre Haute resident, was featured at the luncheon.

• The Meadows Banquet and Conference Center with accommodation up to 200 guests was now open.

• Distributors Terminal, the longest operating public warehouse in the Wabash Valley, hosted the formal opening of its new building at 1441 Aberdeen Avenue in the Fort Harrison Industrial Park.

• The Terre Haute North Vigo Patriot wrestlers retained The Hammer for the second straight season and won their first Vigo County high school title since 1999.

• The Vigo County Highway Department began using a new mixture of sugar beets and salt brine to treat icy bridges.


• Leaf burning within the city limits of Terre Haute would be against the law as of July under a new ordinance enacted by the City Council.

• James A. Lewis was elected to his fourth term as president of the Vigo County Youth Football League. Other officers were Virgil Morris, Chuck Walker, Pat Ralston, Jeff Adams and Ed Akers.

• Judy G. Buchholz succeeded Lynne Kelley as president of the League of Women Voters in Vigo County.

• Jim and Dru Adams, partners in the Tulip Co., 1850 Davis Ave., took 2,400 tulips and 600 white irises to Washington D.C. for use at the Indiana Inaugural Dinner and Ball. It was hosted by the Indiana Society of Washington as part of the Bush-Quayle presidential inauguration ceremonies.

• More than 300 persons applied for the 60 jobs opening at Snacktime Foods, Chesty Food Division, on the new “Krunchers”: product line. C. Raymond Jones was the plant manager.

• WTHI-TV 10 hosted “A Weekend with the Stars” to benefit United Cerebral Palsy. David L. Bailey was the station general manager.


• The annual free Tribune-Star Cooking School was staged at the Indiana Theatre. Ann Norman of the National Live Stock & Meat Board presented “Spotlight on Foods” at the three-day event.

• The Serra Club of Terre Haute, recently organized by local Roman Catholic business and professional men, held its charter meeting in the Terre Haute House Mayflower Room. Robert S. Scott was the president.

• The winter concert of the Terre Haute Youth Symphony, directed by Robert T. Carr, featured French horn soloist Michael Morrow, a senior at Wiley High School.

• New officers Charles Dunlap, Howard Potter and Vern Cook were installed by the Terre Haute Board of Realtors at the Shrine City Club. John Figg was the master of ceremonies.

• McLean was the new ninth-grade Vigo County School basketball champion with a 60-43 win over Otter Creek. The Northside Optimist Breakfast Club presented its traveling trophy to Coach Phil Cartright and his winning team.

• Ground was broken for the new St. Paul’s Baptist Church at 15th and Farrington streets.