September, 2013 – Nice guy Jack Schaffer played basketball for Linton High School in the 1960s, then played college ball, where he blossomed and elevated his level of play. Schaffer also ran 100 yards in around 10 seconds. Not too shabby for a white guy in the 60s or any decade for that matter. In recent years, I called Jack the gum ball czar. Those $.25 global gum ball machines that you see while waiting in line in a bank, store, and many other establishments, were once owned by Schaffer. Shakes sold his gum ball business not too long ago.