The Greentown Gem – 1912-09-09 - Page 1
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k3- REEN. FOWN GEM SPECIAL SERVICE OF THE WE o": NEWSPAPER UNION CORNER STrAlE LAYING EXTRA! vesper For iZ)) oitsde of Scmsterri Oz71y $ 1.00 per Nineteenth Year. Greentown, Indiana, 1110.1,-; y, September 9, 1912. EXTRA! THE V GE r. No. .2 110 1 [ 1.1 ° F iln" PTIF ripe I ti • is mss- - iu a log shanty northwest of t ; reel, - town. This was in the year N48- 9 and it was fitted out by subscription for this one year. lu the year 1853 Liberty township was supplied with a public school. This was held in a hued- log structure, which was afterward supplanted by a frame structure,--- cue square east of the tional the ethic, In the eonstraeti011 of this building cparemseen tth sec hDououl kgarirnd/ LCidhao, r aanl dp rlaotpeer rbtye-, • to echo and there wi .- rB9e- trehec, d hA oy. eDa. r 1s. 9 1Tg2o , i d wtaheye h, nalet. x Swte hep utleonmo- k by seatror ldniems, te4o, 2 ! 2 l. ac. l. mo ibn. s e; o o ufafs‘ neesddtme g5ee5rlna. 0tv,, 0e 30l, 0 e2 bat4rri scc koa, rf s 5c 0ou0ft esrce'h1co'tleoledl mbinua iil1nd8 7ipn6, agr toa . tfo affo ctuhores trp oorofem s$ e3sn,, t0w o0al0ds. ackward over the past, which has The gymnasium will have a cem- a unt at that time was coasidered the pped away with unsuspecting ent floor r. s \ y ell as other apartments finest building in the county outside rapidity, and then we close our eyes of the basi'llient story. the county seat. Little did they upon the scene that seems to be so The mein construction is iu the lraetaelri. ze what would happen 36 years unreal. visWione sotne pth feo rtowmarodr raonwd, fwohcuetsh oeur ri to bfby Ka gnoedknso e" mrfa o! , c aonndtr tah4ctetuo crrga " Rr- p" ue4fn uStsPe uSr rmwgeiottnrhkt piiIin„ tihaese yde ar. 1$ 95, t, hwisn bsubiilpd, in bgy w thase pbrea fcitfitcya ol re xaanm'hupnled roefd t hyee aprass. tB, wy ea mel aSteyrciaaml hoares . a Tlrielea dnyo noc- acrarsiivoanle odf rGefraarrem. een taodWditni'oTnS wCahso boul iblto taor dit, iann tdh ea strike a mac, for thefuture: It is as much delay, and the work seems to The year following, the frame aeourate as the best scientific obser- advance very slowly to those who structure was removed to make vatious can make it. do not und. dstand the situation. room for the two- story brick-. ad- • ditiou, which completed the school The history whieh we make in tP Glad- Mown today, will tell the future newe nbduiinldgi. n tgh, sec hcooumi wP liellt Iobeli h" ef- ldt ia, s, structure as it stands today, and hgeomws Leal' w e wghuiecshs ( eId'" ' t'' h ea fptreor b" l, e umsu oarl in the, , o , l dtoo bku ildings. All the whFircohm w 1i8ll9 b7e t od i1s9m0a0n tthleed s cinh o1o9l1s 3w. ere '' ii , schools, w'''"`` " l's in ' rili ' gi so overcrowded that children could how tion groat s. Wes the error of our cat-wwillbe: disn' ksed this afternoon for c attend but a half day. One section the corner sieve laving et- relfllellies. lin the forenoon and one in the afte- c-site in tin- south part of Greeutown, all; basement, 10 ft. ceiling; gym-is one of the . proudest events . that uasium, 15 foot ceiling supported by nos coaie to us sines the days of the steel beams and columns, inside di-log cabin and the crocklag fireplace. mensious 56x40 ft., cement floor and balcony; room for domestic science northwest corner; • room for manual training and . agricultural depart-ment, southeast corner; lockers and shower room, in southwest corner, with two stairway entrances to the LAYIN6 CORNER STON E e , length of building. . , I Second floor - has gent... , ossenikly p• ivEN YEARS - room, two class rooms, Iwo recita- [,, 0 r NEW SCHOOL Blili. DINCI izi,:-::::):'," zi::-:::, 3.:;:: 7(: 14iirtil': . ‘' p i Acc picTnpv orridors. The walls are laid up in' two ULMUO 11101U1I1 • I shades of brick with black mortar, The New Structure Will Mu. .,, iirty Rooms For( til" iiiits'ehde_ Ti) pr"" paneled windows Various Educational Purposes When 1 d iu sto. ne coping entirely i around the building giving a massive ' rile Same Will lie Needed. federal effect of architecture. All I Alumni, Who They Are fitted with fire escapes. .1d What They Are Now Early School History. I) oing— In Business. MANUAL , TRAINI% P. 13 ream el the 11' 1411re and EAView of 1 he Past— An dueational gala . Day For All G reentown And Liberty Township. School News of To- day. ay SLC; otl ■ . Laois-ot elopies an elevated The hullo . tie is i29271 feet over t • e win', rented, It) take ' It' tic K v.; airs. Georgia Friermood-creased attendance. In I9o3 a three room one story frame building was erected and has since been used by primary and second grades. School Fires. The serious school tires of record are, the burning of the . Dunkard church while it was being used by the grades. A threatened destruc-tion of the high school building was on the evening of March 19, 1903, when the trash barrel under the stairway took fire, burned a hole through the floor and had the build-ing full of smoke when discovered. Liberty Township Teachers. Greentown:— High school, .1. H. Brackemyre, Supt.; D. Morrell Moore, Prin.; Osie M. Ramsey, 1st assistant; Everett Singer, 2nd assist-ant; Georgina Wootou, Art; Helen Waters, Music. Grades 7 & 8, Omer Wooldridge. Grades 5 & 6, Olen Brunk. Grade 4, Zoa Devore. Grade 3, Garnet Spencer. Grade 2, Clova Mills. Grade 1, Olive E. Turner. District No. 2. . ( Miller) Omen 0. Schaaf. District No. 3. ( White) Edward S. Lindley. • District No. 4. Shepard, Indiana Harbor, wife of school superiutendeut; Mrs. Elsie Fay- Wooters, Greentown, clerk in Kokomo Department Store; Malissa Powell- Rider, deceased. Oren A. Sloan. District No. 7. 1 Lela Davis. District No. 8. ( L Locke. District No. 9. ( Ric ) Cleo Daily. Course of Study, 1912- 13. First Year— literature and Com-position. Latin or German, Algebra, Botany. Second year— Literature and Com-position, Latin, Algebra and Clinom-etry 34 year each, Agrktleure, Hist. of Greece and Heine. ar Third Year— Literature and Com-position, Latin or Geol.'', Geom-etry, Agriculture, Mediaeval and Modern History. Fourth Year— Liteture and Eng. Grammar, Latin, German ur Physics, Arithmetic and Physical Geography jl year each, History and Civics of U. S., Civics of Ind. General Subjects — Sewing, Art, Music. evuo) ■ 105111- first class to graduate from thc ireentowu _ High School-- now the • iberty Township High School— was ' hat of 1902. The commission was raided lb the fall of 1901. At that time, the school authorities woe y1 hard to be able to put out a gra,' „ Um; class. first class was instructed by - Dickey, Supt.; C. H. Stanley, Priv ; Miss Clara Seaman, Ain't Prim.. There were four members of the • iss, Misses Mary Carter, Elsie Pao icorgia Friermood, aud Malissa Poa- I. .7i- ionic- L.,: of the Alumni, their orr . s bincs, and vocations and 1,4 ■ • are follows: Class of 1903. : lira. Geneva Mayer, Sioux City, fa., wife of veterinary surgeon; Mrs. Esther Houghton- Holliday, Green-town, wife of grain dealer; Mrs. • Stella David- Eltzroth, North Grove, wife of farmer; Pearl Hutto, farm near Kokomo; Byron Peters, Green-town, student at I. U. Teachers- H.•. Dickey, E. Shepard and Mho Nettie Bryant. Class of 1904. Mrs. Roxie Carter- McCauley, Tyrlin, Okla., wife of farmer; Ed-ward Lindley, Greentown, school teacher; Burl Fisher, Peru, farmer; Melvin Groves, Greentown, school teacher. Teachers— H. E. Shepard, Miss Nellie Kern, Miss Effa son. Class of 1905. Miss Amanda Stone, Kokomo, stenographer; Mrs. Bertha Menden-hall- Lindley, wife of set mol teacher; .1( 011 Speck, Fairview, Mich., school teacher; John Carter, Greentown, Gem office; Miss Minnie Hostetler, TO'!- i. ' time operator; Floyd Wood-worth, Newcastle, Ind., Maxwell- Fir, , cne - Motor Co.; Mrs. Goldie Mere- Breedlove, Richmond; Mrs. Conde Covalt- Morton, Brooklyn, N. Y. Faculty— W. W. Mershon, Miss Nellie Kern, Mrs. Nellie Mershon. Class of 1906. Mrs. Collie Hiatt- Hutchison, Noblesville; Everett Lindley, Wa-basli, farmer; Mrs. Anna Green-street- Miller, Sycamore, wife of farmer; Guy Peters, Greentown, student in I. U.; Horace Johnson, Greentown, farmer; Florence Frier-mood, Kokomo, school teacher; Ray Melton, Greentown, tWe Gem ; Minnie Parson, Greentorrn, I sclifml teacher; Evalyn Dawson, Otterbein, Ind., ni- iiager grocery store. Faculty same as preceding year. Class of 1907. Mrs. Vera Hamer- Mast, Green-to• n; Ethel Jenkins, Greentown; Garai' Woods, Greentown, News auu Confectionery business. Faculty — 4 E. Hildebrand, Morton Lamb, Miss Gertrude Nagle. nce T The New Building. The new school building in di-mensions is 71 feet wide and 129 set and 6 inches long. It will have two full stories above the basement " story, which ' hies six feet above the ground, thus affording ample light for the same. The two upper stories for school purposes, are of the latest architectural design, and the colored brick and sawed stone trimmings will have a finished appearance second to pone. In the building there will be thirty rooms, study, recitation, assembly, bath and toilet, with heating and ' ventilating equipment throughout. Not all these rooms will be finished under the present contract, but will be provided for when necessity de-mands additional facilities, such as manual training and • domestic science. asseth gyInnaSillin; coal room in north east corner, for three cars of coal; furuace room, warm air room, fan room, engine and 1) 111111, room, driven well 141 feet deep, compression tank for water system, sanitary and modern toilets for boys and girls. omplete fire proof arrangement is provided around furnace room, fan room, pump and engine room, and warm air room, by concrete floors over each such apartment, rendering the building safe from any possible fire from any comimstion about the warming system. - A corridor runs full length of the basement from two outside entrances. Fifteen rooms in all in basement, cement floors, walls. unplastered. On first floor are three entrances, one side or main entrance and two side entrances, seven class rooms, private office room, corridor full I kin wremembir mi skule plaien bookie in der spryugtime, but hey Imo wreckerlection uv standun on win' foote neer de blakbourd. De ole fashun kornir stoat' wuz er big howldq eIr' a blok uv oake. A skule mis wid er hande bel, allus rnaide god, kauze us bois ker-ried booth watur au wad. Mi den in klozed today ez lunge az de bands plaize. Class of 1908. Anna Jenkins, Greentown, clerk in postoffice; Bernard Powell, Jer-ome, farmer; Lovina Smeltzer, Ko-komo, stenographer ; Howard H imes, Newcastle, merchant tailor; Mrs. Golda Wright- Condon, Nashville, Ind., wife of farmer; Lois Ellis, Greentown; Glen DeLong, Minne-sota, agent; Robert Brown, Marion, electrician ; Madge Dawson, Frank-fort, school teacher. Faculty— L E. Hildebrand, Mort Lamb, Miss Eva Newsom. Class of 1909. Alonzo Petty, Oreentowu, student at U.; Glen Brunk, Greentown, school teacher; Ralph Miller, Jer-u" Ie canna- u : sou, Greentown, wife of farml Mrs. Merle Powell - MeGonigal, Greentowu, wife of horse dealer; Halite Symons, Greentowu, Gem office; Claude Ogle, Greencastle, student DePauw University; Mrs. Celesta Mast- Moss, Greeutown, wile of farmer; Omer Loop, Greentowu, student I. U.; Daisy Arnett, Green-town; Oman Schaaf., Greentowu. school teacher; Vernon Peters, Sharpsville, furniture business; Minnie Wyrick, Greeutown; Her-shel Ellis, Tipton, newspaper work ; Marie Rinehart, Russiaville; Lake Himes, Greentowu, student Purdue University; Georgina Wootou, Greentown, art teacher; Norville Lindley, Jerome, school teacher and musician; Charles Clark, Greentown, Haynes Automobile Co., Kokomo; Robert Ellis, Jerome, fanner. Facul-ty— L. S. Roberts, Claude Pauley, MissiiCioldie Moore. A RECORD Uf Due To Many Loyal Business Men and Hundreds of Subscribers. Having last week started on its nineteenth year, the Greentown Gem has proven to be one of the permanent staying kind. A record of success is necessarily due- to the support of many loyal business nom and hundreds of faithful subsevitiers. In making mention of the passing of another birthday; the Gem has nothing new to offer, save to affirm the oft repeated declaration, to print a clean local noWspaper, first, last and all the time. To keep in this well chosen c• mrse, mew, - pleuty of work and no I ex-pense to us. Should it'bible at any time to in 1 newspaper, the ( Pe• anlally elerenio, s, same great Ameriearta. one and all, in the same friendly spirit that we choose for ourselves. Friendship shall contiuue to float above the " petty" differences and mistakes treated on an arbitration basis. In a business way, we know no religious sect or political party. A Methodist, Christian, Friend or Bap-tist; A Democrat, Republican, Pro-gressive, Prohibitionist or what not are extended the same friendly business courtesy. Words cannot express the grati-tude we owe to all, who have con-tributed to our business success, and we shall continue to hope for another year of general prosperity for our home town and surrounding community. Churches of Greentown. O MANY DU YOU KNOW? St And Think- Hol Quickly - o Sweet Old Schoolday Moments Fly. STARTED T1 ITS NINETEENTH YEAR The Greentown Gem Is One of The Permanent Staying Kind. thro TID, lay t: m - corner No one can place a conservative es, tiwate upon the educational pride, as we listen to the hand play, see the marching fraternal host and gaze upon a throng of people that make up the gala day crowd. Old ride Class of 1910. . There are six churches in Green- Mrs. Clara Swope- Murphy, Green- town, namely: Christian, M. E., town, wife of limner; Elmer Singer, United Brethren, Mission Hall, Tab- Greentown, school teacher; Mrs. ernacle, and Friends. The posters, Anna Petty- Loop, Greentowu; Gar- respectively, are: Ite. v's. Arlie net Spencer, Greentown, school Conner, F. A. Hall, S. A. Itellard-teacher; Mrs. Bessie Kingery- Lord, SOD, and Laura Cook. The Nab,- West Liberty, wife of farmer; Russell nacje is at pre., 111, With. 011t, 1_, Mauriug, Clary, salesman • ! -- 1 slur. ' flee Friemhi Church is Hunsiuger, Greeutown, / Logician; closed. Mrs. Hazel Fox- Conway, West Lit, — erty, wife of farmer;. Susette Will Greeutown, farmer; Arthur Carr, cut., Greentown; Carl Bryant, Greentown, student I. U.; Ray Dot- West Liberty, farmer; Don Johnson, terer, Kokomo; Lando Lord, West Greentown, well driller; Florence Liberty, fanner; Harold W are, West Evans, Greentown; Glen Brown, Liberty, farmer; Lulu .1 0111190D, In- Deedsville, school teacher; Charles dianapolis. Faculty— John Bracket Johnson, Greentown, clerk ; Loren mnyre, Frank Bagwell, Murrell Moore. Eikenberry, Cherubuseo, drug store; Class of 1912. Ethel Rosier. Faculty— Mort Lamb, Ruth Willeutts, Greentown; Helen IffreCora Haber, Miss Dana Enloe. Seegar, Greentown, book- keeper; Class of 1911. Horne Clark, Greentown, garage Mrs. Laura Mast- Cates, Greentown, man; Roscoe Locke, Greentown, wife of News and Confectionery farmer; Pauline Locke, Greentowu, dealer; Lela Davis, Greentown, teacher; Lloyd Mast, Greentown, school teacher; Jeanette Osborn, de- ass't. tinuer and plumber; () live ceased; Inez Shrader, Greentowu, Greeutown; Talice Smith, student Earlharn College; Mrs. Greentown; Almeria Evans, Green- Maurine Ayres- Eikenberry, Cheru- town, teacher; Elsie Locke, Green-bunco, wife of druggist; Lewis Jen- town; Susie Melton, Jerome; Robert kius, Greentown, clerk; Pete Daw- Colescott, Greentown, poultry fan-son, Otterbein, clerk ; Everett Singer, cier; Carl Brunk, Greentowu, farm- Greentown, teacher; Riley McClain, er; Clifton Devore, Greentown, Greentown, garage; Homer North, farmer; Lester Lantz, Plevna, farm- Plevna, farmer; Charles Hamer, er; Oren Sloan, Plevna, teacher. Greeutown lumber yard ; Cleo Dailey, Faculty— John Brackemyre, Frank Greentown, teacher; George Troyer, Bagwell, Miss Knost Georgina Greentowu, faraier; Weil Troyer, Wootou.
|Title||The Greentown Gem - 1912-09-09|
|Subject, Local||Greentown, Howard County (Ind.)|
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|Local Item ID||Greentown History Center - newspaper collection|
|Usage Statement||There are no known living heirs who would hold the rights to the accessioned Greentown Gem newspapers. Newspapers published before 1923 are in public domain. Permission granted by the Greentown Historical Society to view and print items from this digital collection for personal use, study, research, or classroom teaching.|
|Publisher||Gem Printing Company|
Local News depicting eastern Howard County in Indiana.
Headlines: Laying Conrer Stone New School Building; Eleven Years Of Class History
|Contributors||Kokomo-Howard County Public Library; Greentown Historical Society|
|Source||Original newspaper: The Greentown Gem, September 09, 1912|
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|Title||The Greentown Gem – 1912-09-09 - Page 1|