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Vienna Viewpoints Dec. 3, 1942
New Vienna Ohio school newsletter
Vol. III, No. 3 December 3, 1942
A TRIBUTE TO OUR PATRONS"Advertisers, O yes, those are the people that take up so much space in the paper." Did you ever consider that it is the advertisers who make papers possible? This applies to the Vienna Viewpoints just as much as to any other paper. When the average student finds an advertisement, he is apt to give it a hasty glance and continue his search for more interesting reading; but advertisements are just as interesting as any other feature of the Viewpoints. While Vi and Anna may be intensely exciting and the editorials dry, with the various other news features ranging somewhere between, none of these would be possible if it weren't for the advertisers.
Ever since its beginning two years ago, the New Vienna Viewpoints has been distributed free to all the students. Many just seem to take this for granted. "Charge for the Viewpoints! ridiculous" – that seems to be the attitude of most of the students; but many of the schools in this county do sell their papers to the students. In fact, this was discussed as a method of helping finance the Viewpoints this year. However, due to the splendid way in which the merchants of New Vienna have cooperated, this has not been necessary. Three cheers for the friends of New Vienna School –– the merchants who patronize the Viewpoints. –M.L.
Editor - Melvin Long
Ass't Editors - Aleda Purtee, Calvin Smith
Athletics - Bill Chestnut
Business Manager - Harold Uible
Ass't Bus. Manager - Shirley Chaney
Circulation - Philip Levo
Reporters - Virginia Wayland [Rulon], Georgiana Lacy, Wilma Stanfield, Sally Lafferty, Johan Thompson, Joellen Rulon [Streber]
Typist - Barbara Penn [Nash]
Do you know that you can purchase one-half pint of milk in our school lunch room for one cent? Yes, that is right, one cent. That price is made possible by the cooperation of the lunch room and the U.S. Government. This milk may be had without the purchase of a lunch.
BUY WAR STAMPS AND BONDS TODAY
She returned his glances unopened.
We all hope for the day when the isms will be wasms.
He wore the class colors of the school of experience – black and blue.
Epitaph for a dog: His tail still wags in my heart.
Our country cottage. Five rooms and a path.
NOTICE: Dec. 4 Wayne - Homecoming; Dec. 8 Schoolmasters Meeting at Wil.; Dec. 11 - Alumni, here.
CAN YOU IMAGINE –––
Harry Allen not having his lessons prepared?
Bill Preston coming to school on time?
Calvin Smith not having anything to do?
Barbara Penn being quiet in the study hall?
Joellen Rulon without her smile?
NOW CAN YOU IMAGINE –––
Virginia Wayland [Rulon] talking without the use of her hands?
Harold Uible with no money in his pockets?
Wanda Wayland at Bede's without Lawrence Newbrey?
Evelyn Roush not in the mood for fighting?
Georgiana Lacy without a boy friend?
Jean Rachford [Barrett] without her smile?
Carol Lou Bohl [Allen] not having a show to tell about?
Bill Lamar and Junior Morris with all their lessons prepared?
Shirley Chaney without her braids?
Melvin Long without his red shirt?
Mr. Fenwick with nothing to do?
John Lafferty not having anything to talk about?
Jane Selph [Fauber] being in a hurry?
Miss Abernathy getting mad?
SPORTSThis time, folks, I have some disappointments.
The Reesville game was probably the best game played on our floor for many years. The game was hard fought all the way. In the first minute and a half, Reesville racked up two field goals. This caught us some what off guard but we immediately came back with a goal of our own. And so it went – the lead going back and forth until the third quarter. There we became nervous and Reesville scored two more goals which they held for the duration of the game. The final score was Reesville 28, New Vienna 24.
The Bengals fared better in their game with Reesville's second string. The final score for that game Bengals 18, Reesville 8.
Our game with Jefferson is one of which we are very much ashamed. They seemed to lose heads completely. We threw the ball away and when we did have it we could not make our shots. Levo and Preston were the only two boys on the floor who looked like they were playing basketball. The Bengals also lost their game.
This coming Friday, December 4, we play our Homecoming Game with Wayne. I hope everyone can manage to be there for it will be an occasion of which we are proud.
The Co-Captains, Lawrence Newbrey and Earl Roush, will escort our Queen, Jenny Swingley onto the floor. Newbrey and Roush will be Co-Captains of the year and I know that they will do their best for the team.
A young theologian named Fiddle
Refused to accept his degree,
For, said he, it's enough to be Fiddle
Without being Fiddle, D.D.
AD – SUN KING COAL $5.75 per ton at the Farm Bureau Coop As'sn. Phone 2791
AD – BOYDS VARIETY STORE - toys and small gifts - New Vienna, Ohio. Phone 2582
NEW TEACHERSThis week has brought two new figures to our school. They are Mrs. John Goodrich who accepted the task of teaching the first grade, and Mrs. Floyd Simmons who will teach grade six. Both of these ladies have very admirable records of teaching in the past and we are fortunate indeed to have secured their services.
Mrs. Goodrich is a graduate of Ohio University in Athens. Last year she taught first grade at Otterbein Home. Mrs. Goodrich, who lives in Sabina has always taught the lower two grades, and this experience makes her well qualified for her work here.
Mrs. Simmons also graduated at Ohio University. She did supplementary work at at Ohio State University, then accepted a position in Greenfield schools where she taught ten- and eleven-year-olds for a number of years. Thus, she too, has invaluable experience which will serve our sixth grade well. Mrs. Simmons lives near New Vienna.
We might add that both of our new faculty members have found New Vienna to be a very good school, and we sincerely hope that they will continue to like it. We know that we have in them two efficient teachers.
AD – ANNOUNCING - The opening of your new Pure Oil Store in New Vienna and to commemorate the rationing of gasoline, we are making you this special offer: "GAS, FOUR GALLONS FOR A QUARTER" WITH YOUR FIRST RATIONING COUPON. See us for your Anti-Freeze, Thermo-Royal non-rust, no poisonous fumes, ceiling price $1.40 per gallon. OUR PRICE $1.10. C.J. and Harold H. Uible, Props. Be SURE with PURE
JUNIOR CLASS PLAY
The Juniors of the New Vienna School participated in the thrilling event of their class play, "Mumbo Jumbo," in the school auditorium. The Play was directed by Miss Hull. The farce was revealed in a New England farm-house.
At the end of the first act, the president of the class, Calvin Smith, presented a beautiful token of appreciation to Miss Hull for having directed the play.
The Junior Class had a good attendance at their play, they made a net profit of $46.00 to add to the class treasury.
TO HELP OUR BOYS THAT ARE AWAY, BUY MORE WAR STAMPS AND BONDS!
NO GOAT-GETTERSThe president of the school board banged his fist on the table. He had just heard the superintendent's report on retardation.
"This is terrible," he roared, "In my business we demand and get perfection. We should expect nothing less in these schools."
"What is your business?" meekly inquired another member.
"I manufacture kid gloves – and we get perfection."
"Yes," replied the superintendent, "but in your business you can pick the kids."
The meeting was adjourned.
AD – FRESH BEEF AND PORK - STREBER & SONS' THRIFT "E" MARKET
AD – CARTER'S ENGINEERING CO. NEW VIENNA, OHIO
AD – HOME KILLED MEATS - NEW VIENNA MEAT MARKET
Well, we are all back from our vacation. We all enjoyed ourselves. Everybody got their tanks filled with gas so that they can come to the Homecoming Friday night.
Shirley Chaney, R.B. Smith, Marilyn Sayre, Evelyn Roush, Elizabeth Sayre [Nixon], and Jenny Carol Swingley went bowling at Hillsboro Friday evening. Bobby Runk and Bill Seltzer went hunting Monday evening and came back with a skunk and a muskrat, and as a result were chased out of Bede's. Georgiana Lacy spent Wednesday evening and Thursday with Wanda Wayland and they attended the show Thursday night. Kathleen Stevenson [Levo] spent Friday night and Saturday in Dayton.
If you should have happened to pass the English room Wednesday, November 25, you might have been bewildered by the actions taking place inside. You see, instead of having regular written assignment for homework, we all prepared pantomimes Some of us imitated people eating, sleeping, talking, and even walking. If you happen to pass the English room some second period don' get alarmed, we're probably just pantomiming again.
We seventh graders are waiting anxiously for the Homecoming game Friday night. Also the band which is going to play Friday night for several seventh graders are members of it. They are: Joellen Rulon [Streber], Donald Hite, Billy Huffman, Glenn Bernard, Harold Thornburg, Eugene Prickett. Our class received credit for selling $1028.80 worth of War Bonds and Stamps.
AD – SAYRES QUALITY STORE - WHITE VILLA & HONEY GROVE FOOD, NEW VIENNA, OHIO
AD – OFFICIAL TIRE INSPECTION. HEAD QUARTERS THOMPSON-RULON, NEW VIENNA, OHIO
GRADE SEVEN (CONT'D)
The seventh and eight grade Little Cubs defeated the boys from Rainsboro, 14 to 10, November 20. Our class is planning a Christmas party the week before Christmas.
We are taking down our Thanksgiving decorations and are replacing them with Christmas decorations. We are going to draw and color maps of Australia for geography. We are glad to have Mrs. Simmons for our teacher.
We fifth graders are looking forward to Christmas and because it is getting so close, we are trying to be very good little boys and girls. We are planning to have some kind of a Christmas party. As yet our plans are rather indefinite.
We are doing our part in buying war stamps. Several of us already have our books which we are filling.
We are now starting our new reader, "The Friendly Hour." We enjoy its stories very much. In arithmetic we are struggling along with fractions. Quoting one certain little girl who always asks questions until she understands, "I like them after I get on to them."
We enjoyed our vacations very much and now are all looking forward to Christmas. There were 5 boys and 3 girls in our room who were neither absent nor tardy this six weeks' period. In music class, we are learning patriotic songs which we like very much.
Everyone had a very nice Thanksgiving vacation We are sorry to lose Donald Berling. Donald is moving to Washington C.H. Evelyn Lee Orebaugh has entered our room from Greenfield School.
During the two Tuesdays in which our room has bought War Stamps, we have bough $34.65 worth. We feel quite proud of this and hope to do even better.
We are having a lot of fun decorating our room for Xmas. We are working very hard trying to learn our sounds. We want to be better readers. We have a new boy in our room. His name is Virgil Caplinger.
BUY WAR STAMPS AND BONDS TODAY! BUY MORE AND MORE OF THEM!
VI AND ANNAGreetings Chillun!
Your old chaperuins are at it again! Please let us borrow your ears for a few minutes and we'll tell you all the latest gossip, dirt, etc. etc. that floats about school.
We all oughta help keep up the moral [sic] of the armed forces! Yessiree! and Thelma Rhonemus really knows how.... We don't see how he gets any fighting done writing all those letters to her and reading hers.... The Stevenson residence seems to be a very popular spot any more what with all these gay young blades calling there.... For further details see Kathleen.
Bruce Kinzer and Mabel Current are currently hitting it off. What's the matter, Prickett?... Our old pals Wanda Wayland and Lawrence Newbrey, Georgiana Lacy and Bill Seltzer (besides John Hamilton and a few others) are still going strong.... We hear that Joe Hartsock spent most of his Thanksgiving vacation at New Vienna and Barbara went to Columbus Sunday....Shirley was seen going places with Oris [Minzler] Tuesday night... Something new has been added, eh what? .... Since the class play wasn't enough, Wanda and Lawrence, John and Georgiana, and Johnny Workman and Barbara, Bob and Virginia, (a new member of our little family?) went to Hillsboro afterwards...The Sunday night troop included those mentioned above with the exclusion of Barbara and Johnny (couldn't find out where she went) and the addition of Bruce and Mabel, Shirley and Junior Custis, who went to the Colony.....Janet Rulon [Cluxton] and Douglas Boris seem to be getting along all right....almost as good as Johan Thompson and Donald Wisecup, who were seen Tuesday night enjoying the lunar spectacle..... (did you say that?) .....Faymon Woods and Linda Lafferty still make a good couple...no fights yet. We found out that Gretchen Fullerton [Huffman] promised Billy Huffman a kiss if we won the Jefferson game....He got cheated that time but Bill thinks maybe the offer holds good for tomorrow night...We wonder if the rationing board will give Stacy a "C" card to come to see Miss Hull?.....Things seem to be running smoothly so far....We wonder if –––– ho, hum!!! What do we wonder? I guess we-uns had better run along, Anna....This is no way for us back-bage specialists to be settin' at home, when we've got work to do..Anyway it's about time for respectable persons (that ain't us) to retire...if they can get a priority rating! So long!