The Original of Nov. 13, 1939, contained an article titled: "Art Classes Make Christmas Cards From Stretched Film." It went on to say Christmas cards made from film are quite in style now, so the art classes are making them that way. It added they were usually made from linoleum blocks and put under a press, but by making them from film the work is made easier and the card prettier.
Silk screen is used in the process. The silk is tacked over a wood frame at the upper or lower edge of the frame on either the right or left side, leaving one end and one side loose, enabling a worker to grab the loose end or tightening down to the frame with one hand while he is tacking with the other. The silk is stretched over the frame in a drum-like manner and as the work progresses, the worker must use his own judgment in the stretching of the silk as to which direction and how strenuously he will pull while tacking. The idea is to be very careful to have absolutely no wrinkles. After the process is completed, the screen must be bathed in cold water, and allowed to dry. The article stated this would draw the silk screen even more tightly over the frame. The wooden frame screen is fastened to the base with hinges, and the frame must be counter-balanced with a weight and pully.
The story went on the say a sharp knife is used for cutting the film out. A clean screen must be used too. The film is always examined before putting the adhering on it. (The adhering is a liquid put on the film to make the picture.) When a large space is cut in the film, a hole is punched in the background paper to allow air to escape and prevent air bubbles in the film.
Mr. Rupp played old war tunes on the piano during the long home room period last Wednesday for the following rooms: Miss Pattin's, Miss Reader's and Miss Weber's.
Football programs, different from any that has ever been originated from Marietta High School were to be sold to all students, with the price to be 10 cents, tax included.
Composed of 16 jam-packed pages, these programs, on white antique finished paper, were to serve not as a one-game program, but as a lasting souvenir of the 1939 Marietta High School Football squad.
The programs contained 21 individual pictures of Marietta players, and for the benefit of autograph seekers, the entire squad was to meet in a room the following Monday to autograph programs.
Many other special features, such as records of all Parkersburg-Marietta games since 1903, a full page story of football, the complete line-up of both teams, squad pictures of the opposing coaches, were also contained in the programs.
The Ohio Theater (then on Second Street) advertized the following movies: Thurs-Friday, Nov. 16-17: Jane Withers and the Ritz Brothers in "Pack Up Your Troubles. Also Randolph Scott and Margaret Lindsey in "20,000 Men a Year."
Starting Saturday, Nov.18: Gary Cooper, David Nevin, and Andrea Leeds in "The Real Glory." Continuous Shows Saturdays, Sundays, Wednesdays and holidays.
The Editorial Board for the paper that year included: Sheldon K. Beren, Editor-in-Chief; Grant Drennen, Feature Editor; James Heyrock, Sports Editor; Keith Lauer, Columnist and Eschange'; Bill Hathaway, Proofreader; Jean Sprague, News Editor; Beatrice Kremer, Editorial Advisor.
We no longer have the Delta Queen making waves on the Ohio River, but the largest boat on any of the rivers, the American Queen, made an entry twice, and it is impressive. I saw the interior of the queen on television, and it has an interior nicer than any boat I've ever seen. It is fabulous. The boat will return today, and the captain really likes Marietta.
Joan Pritchard is a longtime columnist for The Parkersburg News & Sentinel.