Friday, October 31, 2014

October News 1924, 1934,1944, 1954

New Vienna (Ohio) News from October 1924, 1934, 1944 and 1954

1924 Oct. 1 New Vienna Reporter has new owners.  Gurney C. And Homer Wright have purchased the Reporter from Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Sturm who have owned and managed the paper for the past two years.  Gurney Wright is a member of the undertaking firm of Ellis & Wright in New Vienna.  His son, Homer, has previously been employed in the office of a steel company in Weirton.  --Wilmington News-Journal 1Oct1924p7

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1934 Oct. 3 Friendship Circle Sunday School class [unidentified church] members include Mrs. H.M. Southerland, Sadie Polk, Mrs. L.A. Arthur & Mrs. Frank Shepard; other church news. --Wilmington News-Journal 3Oct1934p2

1934 Oct. 9 Names include J.F. Schuler, Lillian Swingley, Geneva Phillips, Neil Carey, Dr. L.G. [Lyle] Morton, Luther Hildebrant and Judge Hugh Wright.  --Wilmington News-Journal 9Oct1934p3

1934 Oct. 13 Mentioned are Mrs. Henry Sanders, Charles Southerland, Mrs. Carl Lukens and Homer Wright.  --Wilmington News-Journal 13Oct1934p2

1934 Oct. 16  Names include: Heber Runk and son, Bobby, Cleveland Bobbitt, Mildred Polk, Charles Rulon, Mrs. Burch Laymon.  --Wilmington News-Journal 16Oct1934p3

1934 Oct. 20  Ed. Duncan, Josephine Williams, Glen Southerland, Earl Stockwell, School Supt. F.H. Martin, Del Carter, Burch Laymon, Dr. W.T. Matthews, and George Bernard are among the names mentioned.  Also noted is that "considerable work" has been done on the high school gym floor [the pit] under the direction of Coach Rudolph Evjen.  --Wilmington News-Journal 20Oct1934p3

1934 Oct. 23  Bond family dinner; Pete Demas; I.C. Wise purchase Bobbitt property near Snow Hill; Boy Scouts work at local stores and get a per cent of the day's business.  --Wilmington News-Journal 23Oct1934p3

1934 Oct. 24  Robert Bernard (NVHS '1934) receives American Farmer Degree at National Convention of FFA.  He is son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bernard, of New Vienna.  --Wilmington News-Journal 24Oct1934p3

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1944 Oct. 4 Virgil Bentley (1911-1993) celebrates his 33rd birthday; lots of visiting. --Wilmington News-Journal 5Oct1944p7

1944 Oct. 11 Names include Mrs. Wilbur Purtee, Gar Walker, Russell Caplinger, Martha Hilderbrandt, Sam Steele.  --Wilmington News-Journal 11Oct1944p6

1944 Oct. 27  Military men mentioned include Floyd Wiget, Wendell Donohoo, and Elvis Wiget.  --Wilmington News-Journal 27Oct1944p6

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1954 Avon Theater Ad -Oct.6

1954 Oct. 4 Garden Club, Lions Club, Sewing Club & Mother's Club; Florida Friends. --Wilmington News-Journal 4Oct1954p8

1954 Oct. 5 Personal mentions abound. Names include Larrick, Rhonemus, McDonald, Achor, Pugsley, Oates, Irwin, Hodson, and Ames.  --Wilmington News-Journal 5Oct1954p4

1954 Oct. 7 New Vienna News tidbits with lots of names including: Mrs. William (Bill) Holmes, Wilburn Walls, Floyd Smalley, Harry Rulon. --Wilmington News-Journal 7Oct1954p14

1954 Agin Furniture Store Ad -Oct.7

1954 Oct. 8 - Teachers honored at Grange Reception. Those present included Supt. Russell Fenwick, Glenn McElwee, Thomas Rudisill, George Schaffer, James Short, Mr. & Mrs. Adrian Roberts, A.F. Roush, Mrs. Bess Stamm, Mrs. Everett Penn, Mrs. William King, Mrs. Virginia Hildebrant, Mrs. Herman Woodmansee, Miss Aleda Purtee, Mrs. Fenwick, Mrs. Carl West, who began her duties this week as vocal instructor and Clarence Caudill, band instructor. --Wilmington News-Journal 8Oct1954p6

1954 Oct. 8 - Church Services: Methodist Church, Rev. Harold Hugus, services in New Vienna & Auburn; Baptist Church, Rev. Harvey C. Black, Mrs. J.H. Stansbury, superintendent; Church of Christ: Rev. G. Hassel Justice, Raymond Saunders, superintendent. --Wilmington News-Journal 8Oct1954p5

1954 Fireman Benefit Show Avon Theater Ad 
Wilmington News-Journal Oct. 9.  
"Fuller Brush Girl" 
starring Lucille Ball and Eddie Albert.

1954 Oct. 11 Mabel Davis takes over as correspondent to the News-Journal, providing information about New Vienna.  Many events completed and planned: Sunshine Stitchers, WSCS, Baptist Missionary Society, Woman's Club, Tarry-A-While Sewing Club, Eastern Star, Fairview Monthly Meeting, Home Builders Class.  --Wilmington News-Journal 11Oct1954p14

1954 Oct. 12 Names mentioned include Donald Bernard, Ralph Ames, Ben Page, Paul Terrell, Donald Matthews, J.S. McKenzie,  Carlos Achor, Chester Ledford, Arthur McCoy, George Wiget, Walter Drake, Simkins, and Jesse Shaffer.  --Wilmington News-Journal 12Oct1954p4

1954 Oct. 13 Names mentioned include Calvin Smith, Rebecca Fenner, Delbert Walls, Frank Grosvenor, Harold Lucas and Wilby Henry.  --Wilmington News-Journal 13Oct1954p3

1954 Oct. 15 Names include Laurence Terrell, Charles Blackburn, Earl Cochran, Jimmy Smith and more officers of subordinate and juvenile Granges, Achor family reunion, J.H. Stansbury, and Mrs. Henry Penn.  --Wilmington News-Journal 15Oct1954p7

1954 Oct. 18  Names include Ralph Carey, Homer Bohl, Ada Stethem, and Lyle Sheffield.  --Wilmington News-Journal 18Oct1954p3

1954 Oct. 19 Names include Russell Caplinger, Harold Briggs, Jacob Masters, Mrs. Dana Bond (celebrates 95th birthday) Parr family reunion, Elroyd Collier family motor trip.  --Wilmington News-Journal 19Oct1954p4

1954 Oct. 22 Names include Rose Kratzer, Mrs. Charles McKibben, Mrs. Oscar Stanfield, Eugene Engle (Halloween party), and Douglas Pickens. --Wilmington News-Journal 22Oct1954p2

1954 Oct. 23 4-H Grades and Achievement Awards includes names of over 50 New Vienna members of the New Vienna Buckeyes (farm animal related), Tasty Club, and Junior and Senior Happy Clovers award winners.  --Wilmington News-Journal 23Oct1954p4
1954 New Vienna News Headline -Oct.25.  
Mabel Davis becomes correspondent on Oct. 11 
& the news expands exponentially.
1954 Oct. 25 Names include Mrs. Homer Williams, Mrs. Walter Drake, Mrs. Frank Davis, Lavina West, Harold Briggs.  --Wilmington News-Journal 25Oct1954p3

1954 Oct. 26 Names mentioned: Mrs. Glenn Southerland, Homer Bohl, Charles Rulon, Larry Johnson, Russell Fenwick gave talk on juvenile delinquency and Glenn McElwee told steps to take to keep the nation free from communists.  Many New Vienna people attended funeral service for Frank (Tom) Buntain in Hillsboro.  --Wilmington News-Journal 26Oct1954p4

1954 Oct. 28 Everett Bernard, Charles McKibben, and Mrs. Jessie McDaniel celebrate birthdays; Baptist Church sponsors Halloween party; and Hook-Compton family celebrates five birthdays.  --Wilmington News-Journal 28Oct1954p11


  1. I see some familiar names here like Mrs. Virginia Hildebrant. I really like the vintage ads for the Avon Theater. Thanks as always!

    1. Thanks, Link! I was only at the Avon Theater a few times myself. It opened in 1939, had a projection room fire in 1940 but reopened shortly thereafter. Don't know the exact date it closed but was between 1957-1959.