Looking Back – March 28

A scene from the comedy production, “A Thousand Clowns,” performed at Columbus Bakalar Municipal Airport, plays out on March 28, 1974: Chuckles the Chipmunk, played by Larry Good, host of a kiddy show on local television, puts a “Chuckles” hat on Nick, played by Bruce Wyke, after giving him a toy chipmunk. Murray Burns, played by Oran Sands III, watches the exchange.


Purdue’s Center for Regional Development took its experts on the road to Columbus, offering information about “Transforming Your Local Economy” as part of a statewide series sponsored by the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce. Community leaders, elected officials and others working in economic development learned about programs in Indiana that improve economic conditions.


Area children participated in an Easter egg hunt at Miller’s Merry Manor. Residents gathered to watch the gathering of candy-filled eggs and got a treat of their own in the form of an Easter dinner.


About 200 students representing 15 Indiana high schools gathered at Columbus North High School to participate in the sixth annual Model United Nations hosted by North. The students represented 70 nations and considered resolutions for the oil-energy crisis, the Mideast conflict, territorial oceanic boundaries and much more.