Looking Back – April 11

Southside Junior High School students participate at the Courthouse Center in an attempt to break the world record for Monopoly playing on April 11, 1974. The group, which had been playing for five days, completed 120 hours as part of their crusade against cancer.

From The Republic archives


About 600 Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. band students filled Columbus North High School’s gym with music during “Band Spectacular!” Musicians from 14 BCSC schools arranged themselves on the same floor used for the first band festival nearly 50 years earlier, when the district commissioned composer Grant Beglarian to write a piece playable by more than 500 students.


Parkside Elementary School continued its tradition of excellence by having one of its Odyssey of the Mind teams advance to the world contest. The Environmental Challenge Division 2 team was one of the top teams in the annual contest that involved hundreds of students.


Four servicemen from the Columbus area, Roger Moss, Donald R. Placek, Terrence R. Harris and Michael L. Colbert, graduated from the basic training course at the Marine Corps recruit depot in San Diego, Calif. They received instruction in close order drill, Marine Corps history, first aid, marksmanship, uniform regulations and hand-to-hand combat.