A historic photograph shows the remains of private plane that crashed shortly after takeoff from Hap's Airport on August 19 in Clark County. The crash killed all 4 passengers on board.
Photo Courtesy the Jeffersonville Public Library
Flames which destroyed the craft, an Aeronea Champ, were extinguished by the McCulloch Volunteer Firemen, the Evening News reported. A McCulloch Department spokesman told the paper that a wrist watch worn by one of the victims stopped precisely at 8:35 p.m.
"The position of the badly-charred bodies indicated that the two men attempted to use their bodies as impact protective shields for the two children," The Evening News reported.
• July 1: U.S. Army Capt. Wayne A. Warner, Jeffersonville, received his second award of the Distinguished Flying Cross from Col. Lawrence J. Pickett for aerial combat in Vietnam.
• July 8: A chase by law enforcement authorities from two states at 2 a.m. featured a collision between two police cars, the wrecking of a convertible being chased and the theft of another car by the two fugitives involved.
• July 9: Clark County's spring tax collections totaled more than $5 million, county treasurer Julia Love reported.
• July 11: Ralph Baird was named principal of Northhaven School, which was to be completed in early 1969.
• July 12: Wayne Boling, a 44-year-old farmer and father of nine children, was fatally injured in a tractor accident.
• July 13: Tex's Barbeque, 202 E. 14th St., Jeffersonville, was slightly damaged by a fire-bomb shortly after a black Louisville woman, described by her sponsors as a former undercover agent for the FBI, spoke there.
Two other incidents were reported in the Claysburg area where only minimal damage occurred as a result of the "fire missiles." Sites of the other incidents were Tomlin's Market and Frederick's Lumber Company, both on 14th Street.
Miss Lola Belle Holmes, Louisville, had spoken at the restaurant on the threat of communism and the importance of creating harmony between the races, and she was sponsored by TACT (Truth About Civil Turmoil), the Evening News reported. A curfew was imposed from 11:30 p.m. to dawn shortly after the incident.
• July 14: Former Charlestown High School principal Robert Myers was named Clark County Schools superintendent.
• July 17: Gilbert L. Himmelhauer, Jeffersonville, was named "Outstanding Amateur Radio Operator of Indiana" by the Indiana Radio Council, another highlight of Himmelhauer's 42-year career as a ham radio operator. He was instrumental in creating the Civil Air Patrol in Indiana. Mayor Richard L. Vissing named him an Ambassador of Goodwill.
• July 26: Plans to start a nearly $500,000 "site improvement" program in the Riverside Central urban renewal area in Jeffersonville were disclosed by the Jeffersonville Redevelopment Department. Among the program's plans were "a pedestrian overlook" to be built at the foot of Spring Street, where it intersects with Riverside Drive. This structure would afford persons an opportunity to view the Ohio River and its aquatic activities.
• Aug. 5: The annual Clark County Fair got underway.
•Aug. 8: A 39-year-old man was hospitalized after his vehicle overturned while swerving to avoid hitting a Clark County 4-H steer. The mishap occurred in front of the fairgrounds as the steer broke free from its handlers and decided to stroll across the busy highway. The truck was carrying cakes, which resulted in sweet treats being spilled across the highway. The steer was unharmed.
• Aug. 9: Ten people were hurt after a two-car collision on Ind. 62 in front of the Clark County Fairgrounds.
• Aug. 17: Army Capt. William Steinhauer, Jeffersonville, received his first award of the Bronze Star medal for outstanding meritorious service in combat operations against hostile forces in Vietnam. Steinhauer also holds two awards of the Army Commendation medal.
• Aug. 21: A resolution of intent to merge with the Jeffersonville-Utica Community Schools was formally approved by the Charlestown Metropolitan School Board. The Charlestown school system is the latest of the area educational units to express a desire to merge with the Jeffersonville-Utica system, following by one week a similar move by Owen, Washington, Oregon and Bethlehem townships, the Evening News reported. Popular arguments against the proposal were loss of local control and a tax increase.
• Aug. 27: Mark Morris, Jeffersonville, competed in the Kentucky state weightlifting meet, and won the 15-year-old, 145-pound class.
• Aug. 28: Clark County's valuation increased more than $5 million, to $109,175,625. The biggest gainer over 1967 year was Clarksville, which increased $3.6 million to $24,254,410.
• Sept. 4: Clarksville Junior High School on Ettels Lane was occupied by students for the first time. Principal Max Spaulding was pictured issuing instructions to students during an orientation session.
• Sept. 6: More than 17,000 students are attending public schools in Clark County's five educational systems, according to figures released Sept. 6. A total of 17,130 is enrolled in classes in Clarksville Schools, Jeffersonville-Utica Community Schools, Clark County Schools, the Charlestown Metropolitan School District, West Clark Community Schools and the Clark County school system. It was a decrease of 43 students from 1967.
• Sept. 12: A contract was awarded for a planned seven-story high-rise apartment complex on West Market Street in Jeffersonville for elderly, low-income residents. Cox & Crawley, Inc., of Louisville, was awarded the $1.2 million contract. The construction of the apartment building, between Spring and Pearl streets, comprised one phase of the Riverside Central urban renewal program.
• Sept. 12: Jeffersonville Police Chief Marion Deckard and detective Claude Hardy checked out some of the 15 stolen bicycles which were recovered by local authorities after breaking up what they termed a "professional-type" bike theft ring. Three boys, ages 13, 14 and 15, were arrested and are in the custody of the probation department, the Evening News reported. Some of the bicycles were of the "highly-expensive type," valued at up to $90.
• Sept. 16: Cpl. Richard Bartley, a 21-year-old Jeffersonville Marine who was killed in combat in Vietnam while attempting to save the lives of his comrades, was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal.
• Sept. 17: Is indecent literature being sold openly and in quantity in Clark County? That was a question posed by the Evening News after Edgar Day, Floyd County, a leader in the Committee For Decent Literature, reportedly said that the situation in Clark County is "bad." Clark County Prosecutor Robert Schnatter said that he had no recent complaints on the matter.
• Sept. 17: George Garrett, 80, Jeffersonville, was recognized for his vast sea shell collection. As a result of wintering 24 years in Florida, Garrett has collected an incalculable number of shells: "large, small, and in-between; as vari-colored as the hues of a rainbow; and as many shapes as can be visioned in the hallucinations of an LSD-addicted surrealist artist," the Evening News Reported.
• Sept. 30: The Jeffersonville Post Office was burglarized by two or more thieves who used an acetylene torch to slice out a small section of the vault's door and loot cash boxes of money and stamps, but they left their tools at the scene after they apparently thought they had been detected.
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