Townsend High School - Optimist Yearbook (Vickery, OH)
- Class of 1932
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TH E 0 P T I M I S T
TOWNSEND HIGH sc:-noon.
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VOLUME XV NUMBER 10
May, 1932 THE OPTIMIST Page 3
Born. October 17, 1883, Townsend, Ohio.
Died. December 26, 1931, Albuquerque, N. M.
Gl'F1dl1Htf!dV111 the dass of 1899.
'ANOT FINISHED. BUT HICGUXN
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TOVVNSEND HIGH SCHOOLM-A TOAST
Rooted in the nourishing soil of an enlightened eommunityg like some sturdy flowering tree. yawn
after year its hlossolns unfold to End matnrityg and like these petals sczxttercd hy the winds of Spring
the ideals :ind accomplishments of old Townsend High have been borne hy its alumni to glam: many
and varied plaves.
BOARD OF EDUCATION
President ......,.... . . . .. ,......, E. C, Hurst
Vice-President .......,...... ............ .................................................. R 0 bert Finlay
Clerk .............................................. . ................................................. Frank Peirce
Freeman Meeker, J. H. Fisher, H. D. Fexvson
Snperintendent-Clinton C. Taylor
Prineipzxltl Cline Slack ll Fifth :intl Sixth Grades--Orluli Nloll
Ass't Pril1cipal+lNlurg11e1'ite Clark 'Fhirnl :intl Fourth fl1'2llllfS""ll0 lineal
Seventh and Eighth Grades--Mrs. Fdith Gnrrlner First :xml Second cil'L11lCN+Nll'S. Adu Ross
May, 1932 THE oP'r1M1s'r P ge s
EDITORIAL STAFF OF THE OPTIMIST
Associate Editors .5.....
Business hlanager .....,,..
Circulation hlanagers ...,,
Josephine Eaton, Lydia Meincn
......Ilo Bly, W'illiarn Oates, Lester Nichols
Robert Martin, Sllelwnan Hyde,
DEPA RTM ENT B DITO RS
Mayme l'1lmer,, Robert Clark
Norma Lehnert, Jeanne Bellamy,
Glenora Gardner, John Neilsen
Ethel Plue, Henry Bartow
Honor Roll ....... ........,.................,
.. ,.... ., ,,,,,..... ....,,,,....... . ..
A rlene K ocller
M arj oric liedforcl
ug., 6 THE OPTIMIST May, 1932
CLINTON CX TA YLOR
liiwlogiciil Scicncu :uid Dwlmrxtics.
A. B. Ottcrhciu Collcgc. 1929.
Tlicta Alpha Phi.
iitu Phi hill.
Ohio State University.
J. CLINE SLACK
Physical Sviciicv and hiuthcniutivs.
A. B. Rio Graiidv Voilvgc. 19230. Mn'ii.li1-1-sliipz Phi Pi.
II A RClUliRITl9I CLAR K
English :uid lfmziwrigii Iiniipgiiugcs.
fi. H. Ohurliii f'oiic'gg'C, 1930. Mvixihn-iwiiip: L. I.. S.
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May, 1931 IH11 OPTIMISI' Page 7
FAC U LTY
I-IDITH DORIS CLXRIJNI-IR
Seventh :md Eighth Grades.
.Xttc-mixed: Kant Stats Normnlg .XHhi:Lllli Coilcgcg XVUUNU-1'
Cuiiegv, Hua Ohio Stzntx- Lifu f'crtifi1':xtc.
ODAH PHA Y MOLI,
Fifth :uid Sixth Cirudus.
Axftlflllilllii Hurvn Cilllllltf' NU1'!ll!liQ Howling cil't'l2ll Strain- Nor-
mal: Kent Stutv Normal. Has Ohio Shih- Lifv Cvi'lifim-:ilu
NI ISS ILO LUCAI,
1 Third. :uni Fourth Grades.
.Xttmuim-J: Buwling firm-11 State Noriuai.
Nl RS. ADA ROSS
First :md Second Grzuiea.
:Xitt'lldtTliI Ktfllt Stzxtm- Nornmlg YVuowh-1' Full:-gm-: .Xthm-uw Nur--
mul. Has Ohin Stain: Lifxf f,'e1'lii'ic:1Lc.
page 8 THE OPTIMIST May, 1932
SENIOR CLASS PROGRESS
On a certain sunshiny day in September, 1920, a
group of little tots with hats, coats, and dinner
pails, some with tears, and some with smiles, scam-
pered away to school, where Mrs. Ross took them
under her motherly wing. For the first few months.
school was held in the Methodist church and then
it was transferred to the Community Hall. Five of
this yearls senior class were present in this group.
They were John Eber, John Conry, Arlene Kocher,
Ethel Plue, and Grace Sherwood. Mrs. Ross guid-
ed our efforts during the first two years of our
John Eber left us during the third grade and
went to Norwalk. Lester Nichols joined the class.
Miss Beatrice Brown was our capable instructor.
Most teachers dislike to have their pupils chew
gum during school and this fact was quite vividly
impressed on our minds during the fourth grade,
when Miss Btaxie Fowler, our teacher, made most
of the class stand on the floor and chew a stick of
gum one hundred times. Jolmny returned and
Bernice was added to the class.
lve were promoted from the little white school
building to the Hfth grade in the brick builgling.
Miss Odah Moll gave us our instructions for the
next two years. Phyrne Bly and YVilliam Cates
joined the ranks.
During the seventh grade we were under the su-
pervision of Mr. Otto Roc. During this year we
gave a very interesting and amusing St. Patrick's
Day program. Two weeks after the close of the
school year almost all of us went to Milan, Ohio,
where we were very hospitably entertained by Mr.
Roe and his wife.
hir. J. Cline Slack, our commander during our
next year's sail on the sea of progress, has often said
that a book of boners, consisting of our foolish re-
marks, should be published.
ln this year Robert Martin joined the crew. Wie
finished the eighth grade successfully and prepared
to enter high school.
Shortly after the beginning of our Freshmen yrar
the remainder of the High School subjected us to
an initiation at an "Optimist Partyfi VViIliam
Oates showed his fighting ability by preventing his
antagonists from giving him a dose of Epsom Salts.
Ethel Plue and Arlene Kocher played on the first
team in basketball and continued their excellent
playing throughout their Sophomore year. Our
first real party was held at Bernice Omois home,
where we enjoyed ourselves to our hearts, content.
Wle attended a coasting party at Arlene Kocher's
place, and what a time we had eating popcorn and
eandyl Arlene, who had delivered numerous reci-
tations while a pupil in the grades, represented us
in the County Reading Contest. Our number was
increased by the coming of Benjamin Harrison. ln
our Sophomore year John Eber was elected Presi-
dentg and Grace Sherwood, secretary of the Sopho-
more Senior Literary Society. Grace Sherwood
was also Townsend's representative in the County
In our Junior year more interesting things hap-
pened. The Juniors gave a play, "The Ghost
Storyf' in which Bernice Omo and John Eber had
the leading roles. In the spring the Juniors enter--
tained the Seniors by taking them to a theater party
Ben re-entered the class in our Senior year, and
thus we continued without further changes in en-
rollment. Robert llartin won the local Prince of
Peace Deelaniation contest. John Tiber was elected
liditor-in-chief of "The Optimistu and was also the
proud winner of the Huron County Scholarship
Contest. Robert Martin again won first honors in
Oratory when he participated in the Huron County
The first and only Senior party was held at hir.
and Mrs. lVilliam Boltonis home. tive felt very
grateful to them for inviting us at their home.
Our last two weeks of school life were filled with
activities the memories of which we will always re-
tain. First, came the Junior-Senior Reception at
which we were delightfully entertained by the
Junior Class. The Bacculaureate services were
conducted by Rev. O. E. Hanawalt. The Senior
Class Play i'The Road Backu was given May 18 at
the Town Hall. Everyone reported that it was an
interesting performance. Friday evening hiay 20,
a distinguiished looking group of eleven Seniors in
their cap gowns. received their diplomas.
VVe bid "Farewell" to our high school days but
say "VVelcome', to our future days.
JUNIOR- SENIOR RECEPTION
On Saturday evenil1g,May 1-1, the Juniors de-
lightfully entertained the Seniors at the annual
Junior-Senior banquet. The Seniors were invited
to a semi-formal dinner given at the luxurious Ava-
lon hotel dining room at Norwalk. An elaborate
three course dinner was served, after which toasts
were given by Miss livelyn Lehnert, president of
the Junior Class, hir. Robert lNIartin, president of
the Senior Class. Superintendent C. C. Taylor, lNIr.
J. C. Slack, and Miss hlargux-rite Clark also re-
sponded with pleasing toasts.
After this brilliant affair. the group went to the
Moose Tlleatre. Here they enjoyed an amusing
picture. Everyone present had a verv enjoyable
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On VVednesday evening. May 18. the Seniors
presented their play "The Road Back" at the Town-
send Town Hall. The play was written by Joseph
'AThe Road Back" is an intensely human play
that opens up a vista of joy Illlil contentment to a
harassed and uncongenial family.
Fowler fLester Nicholsj. a little discour-
aged man of fifty, and Hhlai' Fowler fGraee Sher-
woodj, a large fat woman, the complaining, whining.
shallow, easy to cry type, have gone to send in a
small eastern city. lt is interesting to watch Pa
regain confidence in himself and to watch Ma re-
sume her duties as mistress of the house.
Jenny Qliernice Omoj, a home loving, industrious
and sweet girl is the mainstay of the family. Her
brother CGeorgej a shifty, neier-do-well boy of
nineteen, embezzles H3500 from the bank. After
getting George to promise that he will go straight
Jenny takes the blame and is about to be sentenced
when someone hy exerting his influence has the mate
ter silenced and both Jen and George are freed.
Milly Clithel Pluej is the youngest daughter and
adds a lot of pep and zest to the play. She uses
slang galore and because of her independent outt-
look on life produces numerous laughs.
Blake Chester flienjamin Harrisonj. the scion
of a wealthy family. is very much in love with Milly
and much to the disgust of his mother, a very aris-
tocratic woman. announces his intentions of marry-
Arthur McLeod Cltohert ltlartinj, a very deter-
mined young man, has been in love with Jenny for
a long time and has never proposed. but has assumed
a sort of proprietary interest towards her. ln or-
der to arouse his curiosity Jenny tells him that she
is going to marry someone else. lt is at the very
close of the play that Arthur discovers that Jenny
was merely pretending.
llrs. Blinders Q.-Xrlene Kocherj is a gossiping
neighbor who visits Ma to learn the news of the
Fowler family. Her butting-in furnishes many
Mr. Harrison QJohn Conryj is a typical business
man of fifty. He is the employer of Jenny and
George Qlvilliam OatesQ. the son, is a shitty
ne'er-do-well boy of nineteen. He is the only mein--
ber of the family towards whom lla shows any
Mrs. Chester CPhyrne lilyj is a very wealthy and
aristocratic lady, who, at first, absolutely refuses to
let her son Blake marry llilly. lint when Uncle
Ben, Pa's brother from Arizona, makes the start-
ling announcement that he is a millionaire and that
Milly is worth 955004000 she consents to the l11Z11"
Ben Fowler CJohn Fberj suddenly comes out of
the VVest to visit his brother. His appearance is
very deceiving because he looks like a poor man but
is in reality a millionaire. lt is he who starts Pa
on the road to success and erases from the minds of
the family the terrible disgrace that George once
stole 35500 from a bank.
JUNIOR CLASS PLAY
One of the most successful stage productions ever
presented by the students of Townsend High School
was the Junior C'lass Play. ff.-X Little C"lodhopper',
by Yvalter Ben Hare, which attracted a record
crowd to the Town Hall on Friday evening, ixlay
The play, which was staged in the home of lNIrs.
Chiggerson-Boggs, of New York, dealt with prob-
lems all youth must face and conquer or be con-
quered. Josephine Raton as the Little Clodhopper
fJndyj an orphan was often abused and knocked
about, YVintield Swabley as the book agent and de-
tective. Sherman Hyde as the delicate little son of
Mrs.Chiggerson-Boggs, Glenora Gardner as the
vamp, but witty young thing, John Neilsen as the
farm hand and policeman, Evelyn Lehnert as the
scheming mother of George, Ilo lily as the hostess
and admiring wife of Ocey Gump. displayed marked
ability in depicting their characters and won great
applause for the realistic portrayal of their parts.
The plot, age old, but never-the-less new in a
certain sense, added tenseness and humor to many
situations in the play and brought out the ditlicul-
ties people face in every day life. The players
were well suited to the parts they played.
The cast follows:
Ocey Gump ..., ..... . lohn Neilsen
Julietta Bean ..,. .................... I lo Bly
Judy .............,,.,,,..,.,......... ..... .... l o sephine Eaton
Mrs, Chiggerson-Boggs ..,,......... Evelyn Lehnert
Septimus Green ....
C"harmian f'arter ..
......Sherman B. Hyde Jr.
tsts of Miss Bean
Director .,.,..,,,......., ,........,..... C llinton C. Taylor
.. ....,,, Henry Bartow
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Page 10 THF OPTIMIST Lfayq 1929
CLASS OF '32
ARl.lNl'l KOCHICR. "KOOKll'f"
"Never idle a moment hui silent and tlnmghtful of others."
Optimist Stal't', 1. 2. 3. 4, A. A. 1. 2, 3, AL: llaskctlmll, 1. IZ,
President of Girls Athletic Association. -14.
ROBl'1R'l' MARTIN. "HOB"
"Oratory is his willing slave."
Class President, 4, Optimist Staff, 3, 43 Advertising Manager.
4, A. A. 1. 2, 3, 4, Baseball. 1, 2. 4.
"Always in the xnidat of things and game to thin- finish."
Optimist Staff, 4, Secretary of Athletic Association. ALQ A. A.
1, 2, -Lg Baskethall. 1, 2, 3, Baseball, 1, -Lg Baseball Captain 4.
JOHN l-I HER. "E RER"
"All great men are dying
And l don't feel well myself."
Class Vice President, 4, Optimist Staff, 1, 2, 3, 43 l'1dito1--in-
Chief, 4, A. A. 1, 2, 3, 45 Baseball, 2, 3, 4.
Bl'lRNlCl'l OAIO, i'l3lLl'.ll'l"
'tCharacter is the diamond that scratches every other stonef
Optimist Staff, 3, 4, A. A. 2, 3, 4.
GRACE SHICRYVOOD. H'GRAC'lOl,'S"
"No trifling fancies here hold sway,
Her work receives attention first, then play."
Optimist Staff, 2, 3, 4, A. A. 2, 3, 4.
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CLASS OF '32
WILLIAM OA'l'lf2S, "B ILL"
"Never serious, solemn or said
But just at hzlppy good nntured lad."
Optimist Staff, 3, 43 Circulating Mzniageij, ,Lg President of
Athletic Association, blfg A. A. 1, 2. 'Lg Basketball, 1, 2, 3, 43
Baseball, 1, 2, 3, f1+g Cziptsiin Basketball, 111.
JOHN CONRY. "RED"
"No task too great for him to 1-ndcnvor
Efficient he will be forever."
Class Treasurer, 44, Optimist Stuff, 3. Alt, Business Manager,
f14gA. A. 1, 2, 3, Chg Baseball, 1, 2, 3, ft.
HTHEI. PLUB, "l'lDllll'l',
"The world loves El, spice of mischivvonsnessf'
Optimist Staff, 3, CL, A. A. 1, 2, 3, 445 Basketball, 1, 'P
Ll'lSTER NICHOLS. "NICK"
"If silenc-e is golden he's an, niillionuiref,
Optimist Staff, 1, 2, 3, V1-g Circulating h1il.11ilgC1', AL, A A 1 'P
3, 111, Basketball, 3, LL, Bzisebnll, 1, 3, 4.
PHYRNH BLY. "SHOH.TY"
"No exveption of the saying, Good goods come in smnll D2ll'k!ljlfl'S.,'
Class See1'et:n'y, -Lg Optimist Stuff, 3, L1-g A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4.
I.. W, p-I 'fuqnul ,nu . ns-unuuqwmu-nvluluun.
Page 12 THE OPTIMIST
IN MEMORIUM OF MRS. ROSE RUDIN ROOSA
The following is a copy of the printed program announcing the
ANNUAL COMMPZNCFMFNT OF TOYVYSFND
Friday Evening. itlay 26. 1899. at 7 :3O. Stand. Time.
Music Hall, Collins, O., Admission 15 Cents.
Children under 12, Admission 10 Cents.
Baccalaureate-Rev. B. F. Rhodes. M. li. Church, Tow
Sunday livening. May 21, 1899, at 7 130. Stand. Time.
"NOT FINISHED, BUT BRGUN
Organization of Class-Rose Rudin, President, Carrie Pinncy, Vice Presi-
dent, Ella Barnes, Sec., Sadie Bulmer. Emma Black. Harriett Liles. lalvecu-
tive Committee. Cora Barnes, Lena Gugger, Claud Peirce, VVm. Denman.
BOARD OF EDUCATION-VV. G. SCROGGIE, Superintendent, Thomas
Jarrett, President, C. R. Stiles, Clerk, S. J. Hawkins, YV. F. Gamber, D. D.
Benson, Frank Pinney, J. O. Burr, A. Sherman.
Invocation ..................... .................. . ....... .....
.Rev. R. F. Rhoads
Essay-Row, Not Drift ............. ................... ....... , , .... E mma S. black
Essay-Life's Phases ................................... ....... C ora Lorens Barnes
OrationfVVhy Should Vl'e liducatei' .......... ...,............ C land Peirce
Essay-Labor Conqucrs All Things ...........,, ,,,,,. C 'arrie Pinncy
Essay--Time .............................1.................. ....... S adie llulmer
Oration+VVhat are VVe to Be and Do? .....,. ,.,..., X Vm, Denman
Essay-Ambition and lts Fruits ..,,,.,..,,,,.,. ,,,,,,, l Clla F., Barnes
lissay-The Value of Concentration ...... ,,,,,,,,,, R me Rudin
Essay--ls it Dawn or Twilight? ,,,...,,,,,,,,,,,,e ,,el,,- L ea C, fhlgggii'
Iissay-Vision ......................... ................ ...... H 4 11-1-iet M, Liles
Presentation of Diplomas .,..., ..,..,.,,.,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,-,M- P 1 -egidgnt 151,31-d
Bcnediction .................................................,.,,...,,,.,,,,., .,....,...,. R ev. B, F, Rlmads
ROSE RUDIN-ROOSA, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Frederick Rudin, was born and reared on their
farm about a mile east of Townsend Center, O.
VVas graduated from the Townsend High School in
1899, having been acitve in a class of ten, under
that splendid teacher and greatly beloved Superin-
tendent, Mr. VV. B. Scroggie, of Norwalk, O. Her
Essay-"The Value of Concentrationu, and the
class motto, "Not Finished, but Begun", bespcak
the sturdy fundamentals animating the school. She
was then, and always remained, a tireless worker.
After being graduated and in order to get means
for a college education, she started teaching at
325.00 per month, the prevailing salary, in the
brick building, district schoolhouse. two miles east
of Townsend Center, then she taught several years
at the Townsend High School, and afterward at
Vllakeman High School. During summer vacations
she was always busy with any useful work that she
could find to do to accumulate money for the im-
portant college fund. She hired out to neighbor
farmers to pick strawberries. cherries, or to help in
the heavy summeris work in farm homes. Later
she canvassed. for "Century Book of Factsn. ll'hile
attending college, she was engaged in various money
earning tasks to help finance her way.
She was graduated from Oberlin College, A. B.
1906, A. M. 1907. Along with her college studies,
she found time to engage i11 numerous student ac-
tivities. Her chief outside scholastic interests were
the German Club and School Journalism. Vllas
Secretary of the German Club, one of the editors of
Hi-O-Hi, fthe Oberlin College Annualj, and also of
The Oberlin Review. She participated in sopho-
more oratorical contests, was a member of the
Aeolian Society and won membership in the national
fraternity for high scholarship, the Phi Beta Kappa.
After finishing at Oberlin, Ohio. she declined a
scholarship in the University of Chicago. to resume
the profession of teaching.
She taught Latin in the Lebanon, lnd., High
School, two years, and coached the H. debating
teams and girls basketball classes. Then taught
one year in New Albany, lnd.. High School. ln
1910, went to Evansville. lnd., High School where
she taught Latin for five years. with marked success
and high commendation, while at the same time do-
ing journalism work for newspapers.
She resigned from the High School to engage in
journalism and to become an liditor of the Hl'lVEtllS-
ville Courieru newspaper. where her religious and
school pages were features. In 1920 she reported
lVomen's activities of the Republican National Con-
vention. Chicago. and also the Democratic National
flllease turn to page 235
May, 1932 -THE oPT1M1sT page 13
THE ROSE RUDIN - ROOSA MEMORIAL
" W' 1
' Mr. Howard Roosa,
of Albuquerque, N.
ll., as a memorial to
his wife, hlrs. Rose
Rudin Roose, who
was recently lJlll'iCll
:it Townse11d, U., has
just given to tl1e
T o w 11 s e ll d Higl1
School, a collection
of some 225 or 111ore
o f miscellaneous
books from tl1e li-
brary of hlrs. Roosa.
He has made itll in-
itial advance of P5100
on a llemorial Fund
l1e has in mind to es-
! tablish later for the
School. The endow-
' ' ment is contemplat-
ed to be large enough to yield 3100.00 annually,
wl1e11 tl1e plans are completed. lt is to be placed
i11 charge of a permanent trusteeship or committee,
to be disbursed for the educational benefit and en-
ioyinent of the scholars of Townsend High School.
The details of tl1e plan are to be worked out Zilld
The 96100.00 on the Memorial for this year, has
already been turned over to the present temporary
disbursing committees. This committee is com-
posed of the nearest relatives of Mrs. Roosa, being
her mother, Mrs. Frederick Rudin, of Cleveland,
O., l1er sister, Melanie Rudin, of Cleveland, O., her
brother, Albert Rudin, of Cleveland, O., John
Rudin, of Chicago, Ill., and Charles and Fritz Rudin
of Elyria, O. Mr. C. C. Taylor, Supt. of tl1e school
l1as been advising alld working with tl1e committee,
and is the guiding spirit i11 the detailed handling of
This temporary committee, with the etlicient aid
and suggestions of Mr. Taylor, has already expend-
ed the first 33100.00 of this Memorial Fund ill p11r-
chasing a 7-Tube Philco Radio for the scl1ool,
equipped with 4 loud speakers for the various class
rooms, the balance to be devoted to aid in defray-
ing tl1e miscellaneous expenses in connection with
installation, also printing some of the annuals,
shelving for the books, incidentals, etc., etc.
Until tl1e details of an 6HClOVVYil6llt and trustceship
plan are f11lly worked out and presented, Bfr. Roosa
will Ill3.lCC flllllllill advances for the ltdemorial to the
present temporary conimittce, as was 110116 for this
ycar, and they will also conti11ue to act as at pres-
Mr. Roosa is happy to do this in memory of Mrs.
Roosa and in recognition of the debt of gratitude
which he feels, she, and he also, owes to this her
iirst school. lNIrs. Roosa often loved to recount to
llilll her early life a11d experiences at Townse11d and
Collins, Ohio, and to travel back ill thought witl1
llilll, over these roads of her girlhood days and
The following stanzas of a beautiful poem by
Teresa Brayton, are perhaps worth while quoting
llC1'C as probably expressing i11 a way as this writer
conceives it, the sentiment animating Blr. Roosa in
"A big road circles l'Oll11Ll the world, sure fine it is
But the little boreen of llly l1eart 1'llIlS lone and far
ar . ' . . . .
I'1s winding over weary seas WVltl1 many a sign be-
But Oh. of all thc roads l know, it is tl1e dearest
"By common ways and common homes and common
graves it goes,
But no one knows its beauty like the soul within me
Its dawns are drenched with dews from heaven, its
nights are tearful sweet,
And sometimes one long erucihed walks there to
guide my feet."
"It leads me down by purple hills Where fairies
sport o' nights,
It shows me many a hawthorn lane, the scene of
It enkindles again with life, the face that's laid
Beneath tl1e cold of grass and mold, 1ny road of
"O twilit boreen of Illy heart, tl1e world is vague
But you are l1oly with thc balm of all my shallowed
You thrill 111e witl1 tlltl to11cl1 of hands my hands
were wont to l1old,
You l11re me with the lilt of dreams I dreamed and
lost of old."
"The big, big road of the world leads on by many a
But tl1e little boreen of my heart keeps ever drift-
By common ways and common graves and common
l1o111cs, bllt Oh!
Of all the roads ill life it is the sweetest road I
HIGH SCHOOL ROLL
BLY, PHYRNE HARRISON. BENJAMIN NICHOLS, LESTER PLUE, ETHEI.
CONRY, JOHN KOCHER, ARLENIC OATES, VVILLIAM SHERVVOOD, GRACE
EBER, JOHN MARTIN, ROBERT OMO, BRRXICE
ISARTOVV, HENRY GARDNER, GLENORA MEINICN, LYDIX
RLY, ILO HYDE, SIIIQRMAN NICILSON, .IOIIN
EATON. .IOSRPIIINH I.RIINI'lR'I', I9lVI'lI.YN SWABLISY, WINFIIILD
IZATOR Y, S'l'l'1PIIliN
ISIQDIVORD, M ARJORIE
II ONVRY, DONALD
JUMP, IRA LUCAL, CURTISS PHEIFER, RAYMOND
KUHLMAN, CRYSTAL MEYICRS, MARTHA PLUE. PAUL
LANDOLL, .IOSI'IPI'I NICILSON, CARRIE ROR'ARAL'Ii, FRANCIS
LEHNERT, NORIVIA PIIEIFER, IRICNIC SIIERWOOD, GEORGE
SHI PLE Y. MARGL'I'1RI'I'E
TW ITCIIICI ,L, MILI PRED
III'I.I,, C'I'IARLI'IS NIICSICNIBVRG, GICORGIC SIVAISLICY, I'IVAI.I'I'I"l'
KNOLL, STICLLA IVllILI,IfIR. R'IITI'I SWAIILICY, ICVIGLYN
LUCAL, GLADYS PIICRUE. DEAN IVRIGHT, CATHERINE
THE OPTIMIST May, 193 2
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May, 1932 THE OPTIMIST Page 15
SEVENTH AND EIGHTH GRADES
RLY, BERNARD EBER, MARY JANE I-IERDER, LYDIA NICHOLS, ETHEL
CONRAD, ELEANOR FORCE. GRACE KNOLL, LANE PIIEIFER, MILDRED
CONRY, RICI-I.-XRD JENKINS, GERALDINE LEI'INl'lRT, NLXBEI. SHERXVOOIJ, ELVA
UONRY, JEROME GARDNER, FRANK LILES, ALICE SILCOX. MERRICK
CL'RR'IEIi., JAMES IIILL, ALVIN NIc'DONALlJ, NVEIIIER SMITH, EVELYN
STACEY, GEORGE JR.
WRIGIHIT, JOHN J R.
BANDELEAN, ALFRED GERTH, ALVIN MEINEN, EARL PLUE, WILSON
BISHOP, ROBERT KOCHER1, LURA MCDONALD, RICHARD RORABACK, RUTH
CONRY, IVILLIAM KNOLL, JUNIOR MESENBERG. XVALTER ROIVLAND. MERRICK
DIPPEL, JANE LEWICKI, S'l'.'XNLEY PALMER, ROBERT SCIIAFER, EVELYN
FORCE, HAZEL LINIJEN, HELEN P.-X'I'RICK, EYERETT SIIERWOOII, I4'lL'XNKI,IN
IIEDRIUK. IIELEN LONGCOY, LENORE PI'IEII"ER', ROY SIIIPLEY, LIICILE
WEISENIBER GER. VERN.-Xl.
Page 16 THE OPTIMIST May, 1939
FIFTH AND SIXTH GRADES
CONRY, .l AMES
FEUERSTEI N. ELNORA
FINI .,-XY. BURTON
GAR DNER, DAVID
SIXTH GRA DE
HULL, IHA .IEANNE
NI c-NA M A R A, FR A N K
PHEIFER-, LAVVRENC E
W E ISENBERG ER, VER N X
SNIITII, ADA MAY
May, 1932 THE OPTIMIST
FIRST, SECOND, THIRD AND FOURTH GRADES
ARCHAMBO, CLARENCE FEY, MAYNARD KNOTT, JUANITA
BANDELEAN, SALLY FEUERSTEIN, PAUL LEVVICKI, FRANK
CAMP, DONALD GAAG, CATHERINE LAVVRENCE, MARGARET
CURRIER, CLIFFORD JEFFRIES, ROBERT LONGCOY, LILLIAN
ES PY, DOI ,OR ES
KIRKPATRICK, DONALD MESENBERG, VIOLA
CA MP, MARGARET
CAMP, DORIS CURRIER, VIRGINIA PALMER, HARRY
coxlw, DONALD F1f.UE1zs'1'E1N, JOSEPH 1'A'1'R1cK, DELBERT
1sAR'1'ow, 1sEA'1'mc14: LIVENUOOD, FLOYD Rosle, ALB14:w1'A
VVEISENBERGE R, Raymond
1xAR'1'0W, BEATRICE IMGUE, BRUCE
DLY, ZANE FORCE. ELSIE
C A M P, RENJ A MIN
CAR PENTER, LEL
IIE DRIC K, FREDA,
Ll NDEN, CHARLES
AND LIICAL, BETTIE
M ESEN BERG, MARIE
LUGA R, MARGARET
O' BR IEN, PATRICIA
SMITH, -I UANITA
SUCH Y, DOROTH Y
page 18 THB OPTIMIST May, 1932
BASKETBALL S Q UAD
VVilli:un Gates, Senior, C:1pt:Lin, Guard. Popu- ising star. A tighter in short.
lzirlv known :is "l3ill." His zzhilitv to cooptfrzxtc. gl Il H 1 I , C 1 gi
" . . . '-- w . A' : . ' f. '. ' -'. l?'1l'Lll
and his popularity won hnn the position :is cfillltllllll. K Mlm ul ,I . QL L ' umm 'UML , ' Q fl ,'
He will he greatly missed.
showcd both i111tlliLlllll'5S :ind l'UOlll1Atl0Il. which
:irc Ill5C.Q,hHI11'f' for any good lmsluftlnill player.
VVini'ield Swzxhlcy. Sophomorc. Guard. He is
.. v - .L - 1.1. .9 l -:.1" Huh wfdhix
known on the Hoor as Bud., hwlttncss :ind light- I lllll ' li"l1f,ljJ:'1'""1'lf'tH 'guldu H, t S UU 1 N
. .. . . . . n 4 m : ' -- 14 nxowm was
mg' :ilnlltv dlStll1Ql1lSllCll this cxczcllmlt player. im 'U L L H I 5 on ,lo l ffmls S 1
' ' baskets :ind mort: ot them.
lohn Nuilson lnnior. Forward. Hu wus known v. , . , . ..
' ' A . . , . Lvstcr Nichols. bcnior. l'orw:xrd. His swittnvss
on thu floor us Johnnv. His :dnlitv to shoot :inn . .
iftness H I d mu' on ,P ,lg H Q n OSL :ind :Lccnrucv :xt shooting nmrkcd hnn :L Yillllilibll'
sw uric 1 :Ls c 1. . . , 1 ' . . q
. K plavcr. XVQ will nnss llllll.
vztlunble pleiyurs. He will he brick nmfxt year. '
, , . Paul vVliiSlElllJt'l'U'lfl'. 'io 3il0ll'lUl'U. l"orw:1rd.
Joseph l.:1ndoll. bophoniorce, l"orw:xrd. Jon' is his h ' I
nicknmne which is so popularly nsod while playing. Cm-tim Img-pil: Soplmmorp, Clum-fl,
"Baskets :ind plenty of them" was his motto. Hn'
Paul Piney. Sophomoru. Uimrd. lVho have lxulp.-d
also will lw with ns next you. , , l
in prnctlccs :1nd done their duty whun :islam-d to
Rolwrl .lurrm-tt. Sophoxnorc. Ckrnlm-r. liolfs vx- sa-i'vm-. Still mort- promising lll2liLTl'lIll.
4-optlonall :ihllltv h: ,' ' 'e
- 1 w - 1
Ht- will bv with ns next yt-: '. , A
l I l l I H 5
' is plmu Jim in Hmm U xil 'l':iylor. C'o:xc'h. Thi' hoys :lrv Vvry gl'!ltl'i.lll
lox his lox llliilJ1iH lo nmlu tht lm nn of il Lind J'
llcnn l'i4'1'L-o, l'll'L'SilIllIll15 fx-
, " . '- '-.
If , , 1 . , 1 ' , ',,,
ntvr. 1x1lUillt'1'll1'OIll' :x success.
?f?1?1?EA1AfAE?S? A A A A A A A-AIAIAIA A A'A1A'AE3E5E3S5EE3E?E5Ei??EE
May, 1932 THE OPTIMIST Page 19
OUR BASEBALL TEAM
Buck Row l":ii1'1ichl: illltltillfl' victory for Townxcnrl. The
Luft to Right- '-Tiblljillllill Hzirrimni. Clinton H9019 was 9'4-
' ' , . ." . . ' l ' 1 A .. 'i - . A
lwjloi. cotiph, John l,ln.1. Cnitins I.llQ.li, Ilohmt The third gmmf WHS nmrkcd :H A dcfmlt im,
.lari'tflt. Townscnclg Grccnwich took honiu :1 cloxc victory,
Left to Riglitfliolwrt Martin. Uonnic Lncul. The fourth game was :inothcr defeat for Town- i
.lolni Coin-y, .lowpli Lundoll. .lolm Xteilsun. VVilli:un N'-Tlldg Nuw H?lY'15ll kept the honors at home, 8-7.
Oates, Im Jump. Lcstur Nichols.
The lust guinu of the season :it Townsend with
lV:1kcni:in acldeml another victory for the Season,
This first gmm: of tln: season was pluyt-tl at Town ,-I
wud, with North Fuirhuld. lt was :1 victory for I '
the Townsend boys. The scorn: was ll-6. The twun will lm :it :L lizinclimip for plziyers, :is
thc following :irc luuvinpg this your: Harrison:
The M-cond ganna of the bcuaon wah at North ljbcr, Otitcb, Conry, Martin, Nichols.
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Page 22 THE OPTIMIST May, 1932
THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF THE SENIOR CLASS
TVe, the Senior Class of 1932. of Townsend High
School. town of Collins. Township of Townsend.
t'onnty of Huron, State of Ohio, ot' these United
States. C'ontinent of North America. NVestein llem-
isphere. temperate zone. on this earthly planet.
tiring of our continued restraint and continuity ot
mental exertion during the past twelve years and
under a sense of our impending dissolution as such:
being of sound and disposing mind and memory and
not acting under duress. menace. fraud. or the nn-
due influence of any person whomsoever, do hereby
make. publish, and declare this our last will and
testament in manner and form following:
To the School lioardlthe remains Qif anyj of
our good old faithful Alma Mater afttr we have
gathered our souvenirs and carved our 'farewell
monograms to show that we were once denizens of
To Mr. Clinton Taylor. our Superintendent. one
carload of the best paddles obtainable with the in-
scription inscribed thereon: 'tSpare the rod and
spoil the child."
To Mr. J. Cline Slack--a brand new pair of rear
view spectacles to enable him continually to have
an optical apprehension of his handsome pupils. es-
pecially when he has his back toward them.
To Miss Clark--sliill Oates' tree wheeling bicycle
and Lester Nichols' tloating power roller skates in
order that she may conserve her pedal extremities
while traveling to and from the station.
To the Freshmen--f-one ton of salt which they
may utilize to the best advantage in overcoming
their greenness and freshness.
To the Sophomoresfsall our second best excuses
for tardiness. absence. procrastination. and every
other dearly beloved irregularity Qthe best we re-
tain. hoping that we may use them even in that
higher existence to which we are soon to be ealled.j
To the Juniorsfa chance to shoot at the cele-
brated record left by the class of '32 in all respec-
To the Iiighth Grade 'sff -four hope that their teach-
er will not cherish them to the extent that she will
keep some of them with her another year.
To Sherman Hydevlien Harrison's facultv that
enables him to enjoy the most tranquil slumber.
amid the turmoil of Physics Vlass.
To John Nielsen? Lester Nichols' vocal ability.
To Marjorie Bedford- -Grace Sherwood's super-
To Paul NVeisenbergerff- John t'onry's person
To Lydia Nleinenflflthel l'lue's abbreviated
To Bud Swableyfliill Oates' propensity to boss
To Steve l3atoryfJohn l'iber's ability to win
To ttuthNlulle1'7l'ithel l'lue's proficiency with
To Jose 'Jhine lfatone-liernice Oniols westieula-
tions while reciting. '
To Stella linoll4.Xrlene lioeher's quiet and
To Alice llagnm,-f--l'hyrue lily'-4 zealous attitude.
To George Sherwood-WBen Harrisonls ability to
live on an exceptionally brief amount of sleep.
To f'onnic Lucal-Robert fwlartin's oratoricat
To Nlarguerite Shipley---Bernice Oiuo's ability
as an artist in painting her face.
To George Sherwood--liill Oates' whiskers and
To Paul Plne- John l'iber's extra supply of wit
To lind Swabley we leave a pair of rubber heels
to be used in preserving the Hi school tloors and
To the school at largee -.Xll the Seniors' old and
re-conditioned chewing gum.
Subscribed. sealed. published. and declared by
the Senior Class as and for their last YVill and
Testament in our presence and in the presence ot'
each of us. and we at the same time. at their ree
quest and in their presence. and in the presence ot'
each other. as attesting witnesses have hereunto set
our hands and athxed our signatures this zoth day
of Blay A. ll. TQ32.
The Senior t'lass of 1932 CSealj
Nliss Nlarguerite t'larl-1
Mr. J. Cline Slack
Mr. ti. tl. Taylor.
May, 1932 THE OPTIMIST Page 23
Here we are! All having a good time. YVe, the
class of '32, are all enj oying ourselves at the
Alumni Banquet, which is being held at Townsend
High School, Slay 18, 1952. ln a large 11ew
school building, which has bee11 erected on the site
of the old one, we recall the memories of our school
days and discuss the many changes which have taken
place in the old community. lt has grown to be a
very prosperous town. One of the leading features
of its progress is a large factory which produces the
world renowned mechanical man, which eliminates
the hard manual labor on the farm.
'lhis marvelous invention was the idea of YVilliam
Oates. He became so tired of doing chores night
and morning tlltlf he suddenly set himself to the
task or Ellllllilllg of some way to keep from having
to work. The result of his labor was this excep-
tionally popular machine man, which looks a great
deal like 'Lin Henry of "Ohio l"armer" fame.
Anxious to learn whether the rest of the class
has been as successful as Bill, we learn that John
Eber has become a heart specialist. He holds an
important position in a hospital in Hopscotch,
Michigan. QNVe wonder if he wounds hearts so
tllilt he can heal them.j
Arlene liocher, whose name has appeared again
and again on the womens sport page of the news-
papers, is particularly noted for her long distance
baseball throwing. She attributes her success in
this line to tile experience gained at the Huron
County track meets. Arlene has accepted a posi-
tion as physical director in Bassar College.
W e always thought that Robert Martin would at-
tain great heights because of his remarkable ability
in public speaking. And, to be sure, he has not
disappointed us, for he is now in Congress, and we
hear that he can compete with the best speakers.
lf you wish a new law passed just tell Bob about it
and he will talk them into it.
Benjamin Harrison has become an admiral of the
United States Navy. You can imagine how tall
and handsome he looks in his uniform.
Ethel Plue, an aviatrix, is now piloting a passen-
ger plane from New York to Paris. She has taken
part on many occasions in stunt flying. lt makes one
hold his breath to watch her perform some of her
favorite dare-devil stunts.
Lester Nichols, we find, has become an eminent
musician. He lives in Berlin, Germany, where he
composes a great deal of music.
Grace Sherwood seems to be enjoying life very
much. She writes a great deal. If you wish to
spend a pleasant evening. just pick up her latest
novel. uve will guarantee that you won't be able
to lay it down until you have finished the last page.
The title of her latest book is 'fl.ove in a llistf'
John Conry, a great scientist, has now perfected
a means of communication with the people of ltlars.
Bernice Omo, a popular movie actress, lives in a
magnificent mansion in Hollywood. She attributes
her suiccess to her husband who directs her pictures.
VVe agreed that the 20th anniversary of our class
was the most successful one which We had attended,
for it was the first at which all eleven members of
the class had been able to be present. Yve hope
that the thirtieth anniversary will be just as success-
ful and that we shall be able to learn more about
the progress of our classmates. 113. B,
In Memorium of Mrs. Rose Rudin Roosa
ttbntinued from page 121
Convention in San Francisco, for the Evansville
Courier and allied papers in Indiana and Kentucky.
Later, she went to the "Evansville Journaln,
where she edited the special Sunday Magazine Sec-
tion for boys a11d girls. She made the name Rose
Rudin famous as a writer of features and big news
She was married November 12, 1921, to Howard
Roosa, former Editor and part owner of the 'fEvans-
ville Courier" newspaper. They spent two years in
Europe, attending the Passion Play, traveling, and
visiting relatives of her parents in Switzerland, in-
cluding the family of the celebrated Swiss artist,
Returning to America, they Went to Albuquerque,
New hlexico, for her health. Her natural disposi-
tion and energy would not permit her to take the
needed rest. Not content to do only housekeeping,
she became a member of the Tuesday Literary Club,
and a life member of the Albuquerque tVoman's
In 1927, the General VVoman's Federation award-
ed her the prize out of 81 contestants from all parts
of the United States, for the best news article fea-
turing a woman's club activity.
ln 1928 she became interested in politics and led
the activities of the Democratic XVomen of New
Mexico. She organized and was President of the
State W'omen's Democratic Club of 2700 members,
of which the Vice Presidents were hlrs. Helmick,
wife of Judge Helmick, and Mrs. Bratton, wife of
the U. S. Senator from New Mexico. She was in
demand for the platform and spoke in all parts of
the State, often broadcasting her speeches.
The strain was too much. Pneumonia developed
to further aggravate and weaken her condition, and
after long months in a sanatorium, she passed away
December 26, 1931.
The Albuquerque, N. M. newspaper stated upon
her death that she was mourned as the best loved
woman in Albuquerque. Her accomplishments won
for herself the admiration of young and old, from
the humblest citizen to men and women high in the
educational, newspaper and political life of lndiana
and New Mexico. The numerous newspaper no-
tices, telegrams and letters received by hir. Roosa
from their mutual friends. expressed not only sin-
cerest sympathy for him, but a feeling of personal
loss and sorrow occasioned by her untimely death.
i'To live in the hearts of those we love, is not to
221 Yvooster St., Elyria, Ohio
Page 244 THE OPTHNIIST NNY, 1932
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4, . . . .
ll W L 'l eyes but has no eye trouble?"
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ll 4, , H ,, Graham and Pontiac Cars
,L FUNERAL HOME ,, Presluuauw :X potato. Or. . I AA X Gum e
4, ucia . . gr 4,
Phone 21 YVakeman, O. ' Phone 6 Norwalk. 0-
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. 44 . unmy , n un. xpec ec tlfl .1 ll
Il Maple City Produce Co. ll the w,nd,,w,,, Cl-IAS. WATSON 4,
ll VVholesale Cash Buyer of
Il Fruits and Vegetables 4, EGGS AND CREAM 4:
1: llh. 741-739 Norwalk' 0, Little llrotlwr- nlyllilt are im-sh , Norwalk. 0- 4,
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V ll tied together " . ll
0 ll ' ' Compliments of 'l
ll ll 'l
1: Rose Gardens ll M-M Thompson's candy 1:
fl lst Nut-"If the or-eau hed was a Kitchen,
:I Nllrwalk- 0' Cradle would the sky rocket?" Norwalk, 0. U
ll -A,,A-, - A, ,,,, :lA,,Q 2'ld Nlll'-""Sl'lY'Pl If the D0eW00d ::::::::::::::,:,,,::::3
iv-vw--'Qc-,Oc--vvvv '--Y Bark."
:I Monarch Fruit 8: Candy Co. 'HL'
J. J. AMATO '
ll Wholesale and Retail 0 Ist Hubby--"ls it wrong to kiss your The Wm' P' Bhnzley Co'
II Fresh Vegetables, FauCy Fruits, wife?" F I Norgagi' 0'C
Imported Products, Confection- ll , ,Fo w . V ,, urniture an oor overing 4,
5 ery, ICC CFCZUNQ DClli'1ltC559n ind Huhhl Lertmnll nm' Sold on Easy Payment l'lau
ll Phone 4476 Norwalk, O. lst Hubby--""l'l1en my eonsrience is
Y """ ""' ' 'v I hai- :::::::::::::::::::::::1
1: Rayulonfle-A-"NVhen the law is laid A, J,
ll H - ll down what happens?" ,
4, 6 East Se,-mnm-y ll H 1 Auto Parts and Supplies
'l l':l1ll--'HA lot ot people step on lt."
New Tables Popular Prices Phone 411 49 East Main St.
l " 'W'
...q Friend--f'So you love her still!" 7
'l ll ' - - HOMAN SIGN 8: GLASS CO. '
. L -eq A . In .
,, Dme at the X over es, but shes nes er quiet Stoves, Palms, Glass, Signs, Re-
U U .. frigerators, Mirrors, Mirrors Re- ll
1: silvered, Picture Framingr, Rub-
ll The ideal DIHCC to Cat John'-"VVh0 was the first to go in ber Sgflllps Qf HH kmds
,, 70 E. Main for Radio?" 18'20"I'lIE.kvg5l,?,w8'jd Ave'
5c::::::::::::::::::::::: BC"hfM.'XCl?llll, he exchanged a spare
lull-t for :I loud Slxeakerit :::::::::::CbQ0Ott:::::::7
x ll 1
ll THE FIRELANDS II
ll Y . . . . .
4, Joe ln- V-t'Wl1at's the hardest thing Ill Bulldlng Material ll
CO' learning to skate?"
ll ' -w ' - .
Vvavne Feeds Joe E. "The 1062, Quahty Rlght
' ll .1
ll . , I
Farnl Grains and Seeds Mr. Taylor-"Is your wife fond of Prlce Rlght
1: Mr. Slack-""l'll say. She won't walk
ll anywhere. l always have to get a
4: . . 0 lillll
XVE DELIVER Does water eome from daneiug
ANYVVHERE :l IWUYUPS?
4: And does a. snowball bounce? Wakeman, O.
phone 722 N01-walk, 0, Where does the camel get his humps?
1: And what acc-ount are counts?
::::::::::a::::::p4-::::::1 SENIOR CLASS POEM 7-e--.......,...--------..T:
Above all If -- J. C. PENNEY CO. if
Your Photograph IL-ar f'l:lSSlll1lt0S, we arc passing! Norwnlkv 0'
stfwcls as the most personal gift ll From dear old Townsend Hiuhg ll
, . . li THREE ll
XVhut the future holds iu store for us LITTLE W
YOUR' liollilllhllill made lllirv- X No one knows, neitlwr you noi' I. ORDS
- . that tell lhf- world about our
, Us With eleven dispositions
55 East Main St- .Xml eleven ways to go U QUALITY
. , ll li 1
INORV ALK, OHIO 1: .lust what the goal of each will he. THRIFT
"":::::::::::::::::::: :L I'm sure I do not know. u::::::::::::::::::::::::E
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ii Through the mist of func' il ll
PU nu c SALE -, 5 , CITY MARKET ,
B' L L S :T I van see lioh Martin on the stage '
:I .ln actor lha.t's hard to heatg Quahty Aleats
ll 4 . ll
Mm Pgggg:I2Tl::NEvEnY X ua n..i...A is an uw 1-age. jj Gl'0CC1'lCS and gg
nl ll V - 4+
Call at " :Q Baked Goods 1:
x .Xnd Grace, an great historiang ,, ,,
5 it YV: 2' t l ll
E S K E R S John Coury with his prideg 1 nm 0 D ease f
PHONE 798-C NORxi,ALK lithcl Plue, our little vampire. H. A.
' 'iw 4, Is sure to be a bride. ll II
ll John Eher, dean of Ci-llegeg ll
GENUINE MAPLE LUMP ,, . D ,, I , ., ' . , ,,
U Arlene, the principal. I, MARIxhI your bee-ds, Gxains, U
ll ll Wool and Livestock ll
1: lVhul will ln-eome of lim-u, the shrik, and
,, Q ' V K A ,, PURCHASE your Feed, Coal, ,,
Also le 'mil hind tt' tell' l"ertilizc1', Twine and Automobile 'V
. Y Insurance
Feed, Flour and Gram II U . D COOPERATIVELY
Q And Lester with his golden von-0 through
at , . . V1 -. U Ohio Farm Bureau
U n opera sure vsll star. U .
Wgodward Q Fulstgw lYhiIc Phyrue with love of travel NOIi:fC?IEeBSf?I:ICH
HARTIIAND ELEVATOR No doubt will go afar. Phone 299 38 Wooster St.
4, ,, Norwalk, O.
::::::::::,.f:::1..c::: Bill Oates will settle on a farm I X-::::::::::::::::::::::::
With stock and machinery rare.
Xnv time You some to Collins it .
We sell coal, posts, corn, flour, ' ' " ' ' Compliments of
. ' l I ,. .K tl I '
feecll, salt, fertilizer, carbide, lust Hut wllhdm IUC
paints etc. I "
' B. Omo played the latest hits,
C , I ge ll ,
FEED GRINDING Our actress on the sta U
' ,, BERLIN HEIGHTS
C t ,U th f C d VVill settle down to quiet life
oopera e WI 1 e arm rs an
And be a grand old maid.
trade at ,,
. ,, CO.
The Collins Farmers And when aluumae time rolls roundg .
Elevator Co. liach ear will try to meet ...E
And talk about our good old times
' 1 l , "I H" .
W' H' OFFER' Manager O'er and o'er and then repeat. BP RI IN HL G IS' 0
-B. M. 0. if
II HOLMAN COMPANY
ll Opp. Court House, Norwalk, O.
II Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry
5 Compliments of
X Crites Barber Shop
Q Opposite Old Post Otliee
0 Norwalk, O.
i .A.AA....... -u- ...... --
3 From old to new with any shoe
IE American Shoe Shop
1: 72 East Main St.
a Norwalk. O.
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:I Watch, Clock and Jewelry
I1 Phone NGK 6 VV. Main St.
1: Norwalk, O.
ll The City Loan and
it Savings Co.
ll Loans of Pcfpular Amounts
ll 58 E. Main St. Norwalk, O.
Norwalk Produce Co.
Cash buyers of
Eggs, Cream, Poultry, Sugar
lireenwieli, U. Norwalk, O.
The Bowen Company
Gas, Oil and Groceries
Phone 2714 li. Townsend, O.
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E. J. ERNSBERGER
Sales and Service
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Science Teac-lier7"Xi'liat sound has
never been heard?"
l'upil---"The eraekingr of a smile."
How to use a how and arrowvl.et
Does a cheap skate ever eut mueh
- and the greatest riddle of them all
XVhat is shorthand?
Aus.-A one armed man.
'l'o tell a tall story have it fall short
of the truth.
lien-"YVliere will one find stirring
liill V--"ln the pages of a eook book."
Stranger: "I represent a som-itty for
the suppression of profanity. l want
to take profanity entirely out of your
Jones: "lley Mother. I-lere's a man
who wants to huy our ear."
"'l'ommy Qto Aviatorj: "VVhat is the
most deadly poison known?"
Aviator: "Aviation poison."
'l'ommy: "How much does it take to
kill a person?"
Aviator: "One dropf'
Gil: 'tL1o:eli,.-lac-lc. that candy in the
window makes my mouth water."
.lar-k: "'l'hat's easy: here's a lilo:-
"May I present my wife to you?"
"Many thanks, hut I have one."
"l'm a man of few words."
"Well, you keep those few mighty
lle: "When I left my last hoarding:
place, the landlady wept."
l.andlady: "iVell, l won't need to.
l always eolleet the rent in advance."
lle: "1 want to marry your daugh-
Father: "llave you seen my wife
He: "Yes, hut, nevertheless, l pre-
fer your daughter."
May, 193 -1
For Quality Groceries, Meats,
Fruits and Vegetables
Call 228-258 li:
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' 114' YOU NEED 11
Drugs, Wall Paper, School Sup- "
plies, Sporting Goods, Kodaks,
lite., call at ll
Rou. er OVERHULS lf
Leading llrnggists Norwalk, O,
4' Compliments of
The Patrick-I-llss Co. If
Norwalk's Quality Store for Meir
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Wm. E. ODonnell II
Paints, Varnish and Wall Paper
26 Benedict Ave. Norwalk, O.
B. C. Taber Co. II
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woiu4:N's wnm II
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Moose Theatre ' ,,
Loyal Order of Moose
P1erce's Barber Shop II
New Location 21 Whittlesey
Keller's News Stand if
Cigars, Cigarettes, Tobacco,
Candy, Soda Fountain lg
lli NV. Nlain St. Norwalk, O. 0
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llunse Wiring, Rapid Repairing'
T. M. CUMMINGS o
Batteries and Accessories 11
May, 1932 THE OPTHNHST Page 27
:: Compliments of
3 THE HURON COUNTY BANKING co. mum? STATION ,I
wl The Oldest, Largest and Strongest Bank in Huron County Comer E' Mm and lvoodlawn
H NORWALR, oH1o Norwalk, 0' U
I St t H t Fl l1 ' Sh
:: Compliments Of e son a 8 Drs em oe! lu
ii LAIBLE at 13 RADY H' 5zR5?EiL0,C0' fi
1+ . ' It
:I NORVVALK, OHIO Kuppenheimer Good Clothes
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" Compliments of "
" o n I N M A N U
3 I I I l R C.. MARTIN
:: Attorney at Law
:I Phone 25 Berlin Heights, Ohio Norwalk' O'
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1: JUST A FRIENDLY 1Nv1'1'A'1'1oN MAKE THE Norwalk Billiard Parlor
H 18 VV. Main
11 A N N PooL AND BILLIARDS
:: YOUR BANK Prices the Lowest
Tl SUGAR BOWL II
:: Home Made Candy
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if General Trucking and Contracting I-'ghf Lunches u
U , Y . il
23 XX hlttlesev Ave. 4,
ll PHONE ll-L cAs'1'AI,IA, omo ' ,,
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5 L. W. FAIRCHILD H
:: General Dferchandise if
li Our Compliments to C0LL1NS,O.
ll The Townsencl Annual ::::::::::::::::::::,:,
:I Blilj' il cvcr l'lUlll'lSll J' W' HARTI-'Y :Q
:: Modern Farm Equipment
:: Phone 47 Berlin Heights, O.
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2 F 1 D, FRISHKORN HARDWARE co. ll
:: unera lrectors Agency for Estate Heatrolas
:: B. P. S. Paints and Kelvinator
:: 1'l1'3llli -I. 1,401 IZ, A5xSSUClIllC,, Refrigerators 8
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1: A , Stark Service Station 1,
U NUI'XVfllli. Ohm nv
tl On the point
l: Nlnrfalmull St. and Nlilrxn Avi-. 1:
" Norwalk, O. :g
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OPPORTUNITIES FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES
Suppose that just after you grudiiate from High fluence, etc.. by taking :1 lllgll-Q'1'JUIL' business train-
School u good position-:L position oticring splendid ing.
opportunity for promotion and sularyfwere of- This school can help you in planning your course
fered youg could you fill it. or would they be and give you that broader und better business train-
obliged to pass you by for someone with more tech- ing that is being demanded of young people. Ivrite
nigul training? or cull for information about our Secretarial or
ln these times. more than ever. the best trained Business Administration courses. Thousands of
people ure being selected for the better positions. others have found success through this training.
Put yourself in line for the better opportunities :ind You can too.
make certain of position. promotion, income, ine
THE OBERLIN SCHOOL OF COMMERCE, OBERLIN, OHIO
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:I If If Reicherfs Market 11 II
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:I J. H. 81 S0115 Quality Meats, Fresh Fish and Men s, Womegf, and Children
I I T t G ' f ll k' d 4 0 . .
If "The House of Home Service" ai3ittler2cll:lisHzal31 Fotldss- Han' Cut'-mg 25C
I' . - I' I' Richelieu Canned Goods I' I' v - v
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Q lthttlual aild Our Motto--,Quality und Service
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II Sul'I"1I35 ni 3 at the Iowa-st possible price II 4, Hom-S g A. M. to 8 17. M,
I: H Two phones 155-362 Special de- I'
I' 'I 'I livery at anv time 'I BURTON RINGLE
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II Phone 'EM Ixownlk' O' 58-60 Whittlesey Ave. na
:I II Norwalk, O. if
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