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The Courier-Journal from Louisville, Kentucky • Page 135

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ii 1 1 ii in rrr Had Pencil, Did Travel Staff Photograph by Larry Spider COPY-EDITOR James Ausenbaugh points out "both ends" of the globe where he's traveled. V-Ml tsO Qip 0N Newest Color of the Season GOLDEN GATE Dohhs elegant, handcrafted hat in smooth-finished felt. For the man who leads the fashion in town and country. $16.95 Fourth at Walnut The Mall diamond in the rough cut and polished to elegant perfection right in our oven diamond cutting factory AFTER TRAVELING to "both ends of the world," James Driscoll Ausenbaugh has decided "there's no place like home." Ausenbaugh, a native Kentuckian and a Courier-Journal copy editor for nine years, recently returned to us after two years in Europe. A European tour had been a lifelong ambition for Ausenbaugh.

So when an opportunity arose in 1963 to join the staff of the European edition of The Stars Stripes, a publication for U. S. servicemen and civilians overseas, Ausenbaugh took advantage of it. He served as copy editor, cable editor and later copy-desk chief at The Stars Stripes headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany. And on weekends and vacations he, his wife and their four children got in plenty of travel.

Their trips included visits to Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam, a 9-day swing through Scandinavia. A year ago, Ausenbaugh's parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. C.

Ausenbaugh of Dawson Springs, and a sister, Janet, joined him for a European vacation. The two families traveled through Italy, with stops in Switzerland and Austria, camping in a tent along the way. Ausenbaugh admits that while in Europe he suffered from nostalgia for Kentucky whetted by brief cable reports on the doings of the University of Kentucky's football and basketball teams, for which he's been a rooter "all my life." His visit to "the other end of the world" came in 1958, when he went on leave from The Courier-Journal to spend three months in New Zealand under a fellowship from the International Press Institute. Ausenbaugh, 38, was born in Dawson Springs and lays claim to having attended college as an infant. "My parents were both going to Western Kentucky State College at the time," he said.

His father now is principal of Mortons Gap School (elementary and junior high), and his mother is a Second Grade teacher at Dawson Springs. James Ausenbaugh was graduated from Nebo High School in Hopkins County in 1944 and worked at various jobs including coal mining until he went into the Army for a two-year stint. After his discharge, he entered UK, where he got his journalism degree in 1952. He also has done postgraduate work at the University of Louisville. Ausenbaugh's first newspaper jobs were with The Princeton (Ky.) Leader and the News-Democrat at Russellville, Ky.

He was a copy editor for The Evansville Press two years before coming to The CourierJournal. Now that he's back in Kentucky, Ausenbaugh plans to indulge his favorite hobbies camping and water sports. He and his wife, the former Faye Tyson of Madisonville, live at 4310 Dannywood Road in Louisville with their daughters, Jeannie, 15, Susan, 13, Kathy, 9, and Sally, 2. Mi This machine (located in our factory) turns at 2500 revolution por minufo to polish tho facots of tho diamond. It is capablo of polishing four diamonds at onco.

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r4 THE COVER: It took three years of spare-time work for Allen Ruby, a 35-year-old mechanic at Lexington's Bluegrass Airport, to complete his plane, snapped by staff photographer Thomas V. Miller Jr. as it zoomed along over the Kentucky River near Danville at 125 miles per hour. Ruby won an award for his workmanship from the Experimental Aircraft Association, which developed the design. Wingspan is 20 feet, fuselage length is 17 feet, horsepower is 125, and the cost about $2,700.

More pictures and a story are on Pages 24-29 and SONS, Inc. 620 S. 3rd St. (Just South of Chestnut Street) Open Monday Night to 9 THE COURIER-JOURNAL MAGAZINE.

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