Thursday, August 30, 2012

1942, 1952 August news from Hillsboro paper

New Vienna related news as reported in the Press Gazette (Hillsboro, Ohio) from August 1942 and 1952.

August 4, 1942 - Obituary for Mrs. Clara Kinzer Caplinger, 78, at her home near New Vienna.  Surviving are five children, Fred (NVHS '17), Russell (NVHS '19), and Ellen of near New Vienna, Mrs. Chester A. Williamson of Cincinnati, and Mrs. Ruth (Beryl) Noble (NVHS '22) of Sharonville, one brother, Charles Kinzer of Martinsville and a sister, Mrs. Mabel Stodgel of Hillsboro.

August 7, 1942 - Mowrystown news - Earl Davidson, wife and son, Wayne (NVHS '58), of New Vienna visited with her mother, Mrs. Resa Dolphin.

August 18, 1942 - School Gardens - Russell Fenwick, superintendent of schools at New Vienna showed off the school gardens from which they have already canned 350 quarts of beans and they are just getting started.  Tomatoes, cabbage and butter beans are ready to put up for the winter.  The vegetables were raised by women in the WPA and canned for use in the school lunch department.  They are canned in tin and New Vienna has a machine for turning back a seam on the tin cans so it can be used a second time.

August 28, 1942 - Marriage Announced - Mr. and Mrs. Grover Storer, announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Alice Mildred Storer (NVHS '42) to Mr. Kenneth R. Crummie of Martinsville.  Mr. Crummie leaves for military service this week.  They were married at the Methodist parsonage in New Vienna, by Rev. C. L. Wamsley.

August 1, 1952 - Bob Linkhart (NVHS x'44), who lives near New Vienna, wins the Highland County contour plowing match.  In 1951 he came in 4th place.  Melvin Hollingsworth, New Vienna Rt. 1 came in second place in the level land contest.

August 5, 1952 - Local Riders are winners in Horse Show - In a horse show sponsored by the Bar-None Riding Club in Leesburg, Roger Ames (NVHS '52) won fourth place in the pony class.

August 8, 1952 - Hollowtown News - The Rev. F. H. Smith of New Vienna will begin a revival meeting her next Sunday.  [Rev. Smith, NV Church of Christ, was the father of Calvin (NVHS '44) and Owen Smith (NVHS '42), grandfather of Debbie Smith Woodruff.]

August 12, 1952 - New Vienna Woman Wins Top Award in Contest - Mrs. J. E. Hodson was the winner of a 17-inch Sparton television set in a scrambled names contest sponsored by Hillsboro Publishing Co.  Her entries displayed unusual painstaking effort and creative ability.

August 12, 1952 - Obituary for Jessie A. Foreman, born Feb. 7, 1873 on a farm in the Mt. Olive community.  She was the daughter of Lewis W. and Elizabeth Kibler Foreman.  She had lived in New Vienna since 1936.  Survived by two sisters, Miss Stella Foreman and Mrs. Grace L. Storer, both of New Vienna.

August 12, 1952 - Obituary for John W. Detty, 74, retired farmer, who died at the home of a niece, Mrs. Harry (Hattie) Achor in New Vienna.  He leaves two half sisters, Mrs. Delbert Walls and Mrs. Perry Whitmer, both of New Vienna.

August 22, 1952 - Obituary for Mrs. Edna Driskill, 75 of New Vienna, born June 24, 1877 in Clinton County to John and Sara Matthews.  Her husband, Louis, and one daughter preceded her in death.  She is survived by one son, John Driskill (NVHS '22) of Silverton and three brothers, Dr. W.T. Matthews, doctor in New Vienna, Judge Stanley Matthews, and Dr. Albert Matthews of Cincinnati; and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Bernard, Wilmington, and Mrs. Sylvia Rhonemus, New Vienna.

August 26, 1952 - Obituary for Franklin C. Smith, 3-year-old son of Bernard Franklin and Joan Mack (or Mock?) Smith of the Mt. Olive Community.  Great-grand-parents are Mayor and Mrs. C.C. Kelso of New Vienna.  He was also survived by a sister, Joyce Ann Smith; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilber E. Mock and Mr. and Mrs. Bernard T. Smith, all of the Mt. Olive area.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

"Rudy" Thomas Rudisill - The College Years +

Born in Marytown, West Virginia in 1916, Thomas Woodrow "Rudy" Rudisill, grew up in Winchester, Adams County, Ohio, graduated from Holbrook and Cedarville colleges in Ohio and received his master's degree from the University of Wisconsin.  Here are some pictures from his college years.
Holbrook College Manchester Basketball team at the National Intercollegiate Basketball Tournament in Kansas City, Missouri in 1939.  (L to r) Front row: Thomas "Rudy" Rudisill, Mills, Bob McNulty, Sagraves and Zimmerman.  Back row: Robert Martin, Chester "Red" Roush, Lloyd Martin, Schromberg, Games and Coach Beattie.  (Submitted by Chester Roush).  Image courtesy of Mike Whited.

Holbrook College Team in 1939, (l to r) Front row: Prof. Allen Page, Chester "Red" Roush, Jay Roney, Lou Meszaros, Danfor Dial, Bob McNulty, Lloyd Martin, Jack Emswiler, and Coach Mendell E. Beattie.  Second row: Erving Beauregard, Everett Cottle, John Bill Roush, Homer Pellegrinnon, Fred Cinereski, Estil Sagraves, Thomas "Rudy" Rudisill, and Mike Morris.  Back row: George Thomas, Barney Ewick, Charles Tomlin and Red Bolender.  (Submitted by Chester Roush).  Image courtesy of Mike Whited.

Holbrook College Manchester Basketball team at the National Intercollegiate Basketball Championship Tournament in Kansas City, Missouri in March of 1940.  (L to r)  Back row: Lloyd Martin, Mike Morris, Bob Martin, Red Bolender, John B. Roush, and Coach Beattie.  Front row: Chester "Red" Roush, Homer Pellegrinnon, Ray Garret, Rudy Rudisill and Bob McNulty.  (Submitted by Chester Roush)  Image courtesy of Mike Whited.

Rudy and Chester "Red" Roush (1917-1987), also from Winchester, were lifetime best friends.

Chester "Red" Roush 1936-1940 played four years of football at Holbrook College Manchester and never missed a single minute.  He was named in Ripleys Believe it or Not as Iron Man of Football in 1939.  His record was still standing in 1997.  (Submitted by Chester Roush).  Image courtesy of Mike Whited. [Rudy is not in this picture.]

Russell Fenwick (1901-1986) was Supt. of Schools in Winchester in 1930, and became familiar with Rudy at that time.  Mr. Rudisill joined the staff at New Vienna High School in 1947.  In addition to being coach he taught American History and Physical Education and became Principal of New Vienna School after the retirement of Mr. Fenwick and the consolidation of New Vienna into East Clinton.

On January 16, 1942, Rudy enlisted in the Army Air Corps as an Aviation Cadet.  According to Army Records his civil occupation at that time was a machinist, he was 69" tall and weighed 134 pounds.  in 1943 another enlistment record shows him joining the Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officer as a Private.  He is listed as 70" tall with a weight of 141 and his civilian occupation is listed as an engraver.

Rudisill hired as New Vienna Coach - 1947
Clipping from The Press-Gazette, Hillsboro, Ohio - Tuesday, September 16, 1947

Transcription: Employ New Coach -- Woodrow Rudisill of Winchester, a former Winchester high school and Holbrook college star athlete, has been employed as a coach at the New Vienna High School in Clinton County.

After his discharge from the U.S. Army Air Forces he completed his college education at Cedarville College and has been employed in Dayton since.

Holbrook College has an interesting history having opened as Southwestern Sate Normal College in Lebanon, Ohio in 1855.  In 1870 the name was changed to National Normal University.  Alfred Holbrook was the first president, resigning in 1897 after 42 years.  In 1907 the name was changed to Lebanon University, closing in 1917 and merging with Wilmington College.  In 1933 it reopened as Alfred Holbrook College, moving to Manchester, Ohio in 1934 where it closed in 1941.  The Warren County (Ohio) Historical Society in Lebanon holds the school records.

Thomas Rudisill "Rudy" 1916-1970 - Obituary

"While my Dad was not raised in New Vienna, he truly loved the community where he became a coach, teacher, and principal; and of course raised his family. I know he loved this town and the people in it. He chose to live there, work there and raise his family in New Vienna, and as his child I will be forever grateful that he did. I feel so blessed to have grown up where and how I did." --Barbara
Thomas W. Rudisill obituary - Press Gazette (Hillsboro, Ohio) Friday, Sept. 11, 1970.  Image courtesy of Mike Whited.

Thomas W. Rudisill

Thomas W. Rudisill, New Vienna Rt. 1, principal of the New Vienna Elementary School in the East Clinton School District, died at 6 P.M. Tuesday in Clinton Memorial Hospital, Wilmington, following a long illness.  His residence was on Powell Road in Highland County.  He was 63.  He was the son of Wylie Rudisill and Minnie Griffith Rudisill.

Born Nov. 22, 1916, he and his wife, Alice Fisher Rudisill, who survives, were married July 26, 1945, in West Virginia*.  Rudisill was a former New Vienna High School basketball coach.  After attending Winchester High School, he was graduated from Holbrook and Cedarville colleges in Ohio, and received his master's degree from the University of Wisconsin.

He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the New Vienna United Methodist Church, Dalton Lodge 578 F & A M of New Vienna, the New Vienna Lions Club and the Wilmington Athletic Officials Assn.

He is also survived by his son, Tom, at home; two daughters, Miss Linda Rudisill, Richmond, Calif., and Miss Barbara Rudisill, at home; one brother and one sister.

Funeral services will be at 2 P.M. Friday at the New Vienna United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Henry M. Lynd officiating and burial at the New Vienna IOOF Cemetery.  Masonic services will be at 9 P.M. Thursday at the Smith Funeral Home, New Vienna.

Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday afternoon and evening.   The body will lie in state at the church from 1 P.M. until time of services Friday.  Donations may be made to the New Vienna United Methodist Church Youth Fellowship.

*They were married in England according to family.  

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Melba Fawley's favorite recipe

In the late 1960s and early 1970s the Wilmington News-Journal did a series of articles in which a local person was featured along with a favorite recipe.  Here's one starring Melba Fawley from August 1970.  The definition of "easy" has changed since 1970.  Transcription follows.
Melba Fawley - Wilmington Ohio News-Journal Clipping August 5, 1970 

Her Favorite Recipe

COOL LEMON PIE – Mrs. Stanley Fawley serves a cool lemon pie to summertime visitors. The tea service was sent from England from the Rev. Marvin Schamaun, past New Vienna Methodist Church pastor and his wife. The painting was done by daughter, "Peggy" when she was still in high school.

Mrs. Stanley L. Fawley of near New Vienna leads a busy life.  In addition to raising three talented children, Mrs. Fawley is a registered nurse at Clinton Memorial Hospital and she is active in community affairs.

Mrs. Fawley is submitting a summertime favorite, frozen lemon pie which, she says, "is the sort of little gooey you serve to all the women ... the men like it, too."  The recipe is easy, she added, but "unless you have a big mixing bowl, don't double it."

Mr. Fawley is a farmer and an active member of New Vienna Lions Club.  He also drives a school bus for the East Clinton Local School District.

Stanley Jr., the Fawleys' oldest son studied at Wilmington College after he graduated from East Clinton in 1966 until he received his bachelor's in 1969.  He is now, with his wife (the form Brenda Wood of Wilmington) living in New Haven, Conn., where he is studying at Yale Divinity School for the ministry.

Their daughter, Margaret Jo, is on the work-study program at Wilmington College since her graduation from East Clinton in 1969.  She's working as a ward-clerk and nurses aide at Clinton Memorial.  Peggy is interested in history and currently majoring in art and education.  She has been painting since her high school days.

The youngest Fawley, Marvin, graduated from East Clinton in June of 1970.  He will enter Wilmington College in the fall.  In high school he was active in 4-H and FFA.

Mr. and Mrs. Fawley, who have lived all but six months of their 23 years of married life at their farm near New Vienna (those six months were spent in Port William) have been active in the New Vienna United Methodist Church.  Mrs. Fawley is the past president of the Wilmington District Women's Society of Christian Service of the United Methodist Church.  In 1962 the Fawleys were named Family of the Year by the Wilmington District Methodist Church.

Mrs. Fawley is a member of the Farm Bureau Women's Committee of which she was county president in 1966-68 and the Clinton County Registered Nurses Association.

She says her "fun job" is working as the secretary of the board of trustees of Wesley Glen retirement home.  "I like to listen to the big businessmen talk about spending four and five million dollars," she notes.  The retirement home is located on Turkey Creek, a wooded area near Graceland Shopping Center in Worthington.

Asked if her training as a registered nurse helped her handle this job, she answered, "Not when they're talking about four and five million dollars!  At those times I mostly keep quiet, but there is a health center in connection with the retirement home.  My training helps me in matters concerning the health center.  I was one woman against 10 men trying to get them to put all electric beds in the health center, I felt pretty successful when half the beds they put in were electric."

She says that working on such a project is a good experience because it "gives you a lot better understanding of what goes into such a project."

3 egg yolks, well beaten
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 t grated lemon rind
1/3 t salt
1/2 cup sugar

Mix above ingredients in saucepan and cook over low-medium heat until slightly thickened.  Cool.

3 egg white, stiffly beaten
1/2 pint whipping cream, whipped (may use 3/4 cup chilled evaporated milk, whipped)

Fold in egg white and whipped cream.  Pour into chilled graham cracker shell and freeze.  This is better if made at least 24 hours before serving.  May be stored for several days in freezer.  May be garnished with a sprinkling of crushed graham crackers before freezing.

1 1/2 cup finely crushed graham crackers
1/3 [cup, presumably] melted butter (or margarine)

Mix gently and press firmly into a 9 inch pie plate.  Chill.

Note: Stan Fawley Sr., died in 1979.  Melba later married Orville Harner whose first wife, Anna Louise died in 1978.  Melba was diagnosed with cancer in 1982 and passed away September 18, 1982.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

NV Coaches 1951 - Glenn McElwee and Tom "Rudy" Rudisill

Tom "Rudy" Rudisill (1916-1970) and Glen McElwee (1918-1973), New Vienna coaches, March 1951.  Image Courtesy of Mike Whited.  Captioned: New Vienna coaches - Tom Rudisill and Glen McElwee are shown here outside the school in New Vienna.  The photograph is from March, 1951.  Rudisill is a member of the Clinton County Sports Hall of Fame.  He won 171 basketball games at New Vienna in 10 seasons.  McElwee was a junior high sports coach at New Vienna and equally as successful.  The photograph was submitted by Hugh Young, who played for both McElwee and Rudisill at New Vienna.