Looking Back – April 18

Two Arvin Industries executives, Edward Pityo of Sarasota, Florida, far left, and William Musham of Spring House, Pennsylvania, talk outside Donner Center in Columbus on April 18, 1974, while other executives and shareholders from throughout the country congregate behind them prior to the annual shareholders meeting.

From The Republic archives


The Columbus East High School boys track team surged through the competition and won 95-39 against the Jennings County High School Panthers. James Robinson won the high jump, 110-meter hurdles and 300 hurdles to lead the Olympians.


Harry McCawley, The Republic’s associate editor, was reappointed Bartholomew County historian by the Indiana Historical Society and Bureau. McCawley, a Bartholomew County resident and local historical society member, had served as county historian since 1993.


37 members of Edinburgh Community High School’s Ecology Club spent the day in Hanover to help with tornado damage cleanup. Pride-in-Edinburgh voted to pay a school bus driver to drive the students there, along with their club sponsor, Ron Fiesbeck.