The Blah not only served to recap of school events (primarily sports) but to highlight local news items and perhaps most importantly to provide an outlet for Nelson's developing raconteurship. I've blown these pages up for better reading, and you may need to scroll right for the whole text.
Nelson produced the following issue just before his 16th birthday. Both stories feature several of his friends and neighbors. I love the notion of collecting people's first memories.
Here's a striking retelling of (a) Redford Union High basketball game, not to be outweighed by a conflagration at Nelson's Uncle Clyde's store. Nelson's dream was to become a radio sports announcer.
The Blah featured many great character studies of the eccentrics who frequented Uncle Clyde's store, where Nelson worked, essentially unpaid, for many years.
And here, inapropos to anything in surrounding pages, Nelson preserved, as a Daily Blah "rotogravure" section, a doodle made during his chemistry class. This shows his interest from an early age in classical poetry - Beowulf, in this case - an interest that wound up triumphing over sportscasting, as he eventually became an English professor.