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T.-*. VOL. V, NO. M THE AMHERST NEWS-TIMES. f\ A_ iBBiirrs ▼unaantw auuBae- auia •*_**!.■.»**-w maw X taai ^-'' S Iti >t ■** ■ ■ _Lj__bi a« a***. Mm ■ _•___ na.-j.a«_. o%*a ISSUED THURSDAY AMHERST, OHIO, THURSDAY, MAY 1, 1924 Subscription Pries, 91.00 Par Year "Sandstone Center of ths World" BUSINESS MEN BACK "BOOST AMHERST" CAMPAIGN -. . SCHOOLS WILL CLOSE TOMORROW BECAUSE OF LICK OFJUNOS. REPORT School Budget Cut Nearly $8,000 said to Be the Cause of Closing At This Time; Amount Per Pupil L'Ower than Some. 8UPT. POWERS MAKES REPORT SHOWING AVERAGE COST PER PUPIL IN AMHERST Dropping of Some of the Subjects would not Decrease number of Teachers Needed :■■«<«■■■ IHBIHSM ICBIVBIVB ■ 81 "81 •'"81 "■"■''■ Amherst First We. LO. •ler., ''t-ty • Oj, ""*fol/( Is the Motto of the Business Men Who, with The News-Times are Backing the "Boost Amherst" Campaign iilTING WITH TNE NEWS-TIMES. niEY HOPE TO PUT NEW SPIRIT AND LIFE INTO COMMUNITY : V 1 For the flrst time In many years, the Amherst public schools wlll close at the conclusion of an eight-months term; lack of funds being the cause. This becomes effective tomorrow, In compliance with the decialon ot the Board ot Education at a meeting last Tuesday evening. Of the five achool board members, three voted to close the school and two against It. Teachers had previously agreed to release the board ol their nine-months contracts. ' In a Statement made by W. O. Nord, president ot the board of education, he said that the aituation is caused, to a large extent, by the budget being cut nearly $8,000, and by having the new building left Incomplete; that is, there were « number ot necessary things which had to be done. However, financial embarrassment has been experienced tn previous years, but the present school law does -not permit borrowing money. <State aid was applied for by the local board but It has not Men granted. The following statistics was submitted by F. R. Power* Superintendent of the Amherst schools: A state-wide survey in 1819 showed that tbe valuation per pupil enrolled ln the atate was 1100.03. Amherst's present valuation Is 8*8.03 pupil. The state report shows that Lorain county, in eluding Lorain, Elyrla and Oberlin, paya $88 for each pupil enrolled. This Includes the amount expended for bonds and Interest (for new buildings Amherst's allowance this year ls $61 per pupil, or $17 less per pupil than the county budget? Leaving out the cities ot (Elyrla and Lorain, and ex eluding Oberlin, there are 28 school districts In Lorain county. In money allowed for operating expenses 'this year 'Rochester township stands first with $124 per pupil. Operating expenses ln the sense here used, do not Include funds for bonds and interest. Amherst in this respect stands twenty- fourth from the top, or fourth from the bottom of the list, with an allowance of $88 per pupil. On the aame basis Wellington gets $78, or $19 more per pupil. The county average for operating expenses Is $86 per pupil. ' In a report made to the Board laat aprlng by Mr. Powers, attention was called to the peculiarity of the laws governing school finance, and the difficulty ot accurate planning. While schools plan their expenditures In the spring of the year, they have no way of knowing their receipts before the following tall. The Amherst situation was more than usually uncertain tbe poat year because the valuatIon on which to base operating expense was unknown. School district lines were being changed, which might effect tbe valuation and also the revenues. Then too, what law might govern financial operators was uncertain at the time. There has been some question about the different types of school work carried out this year. Supt. Powers produced statistics which show that In the school year of 1921-1922 one superintendent, one principal, one part time music teacher, thirteen elementary and five high school teachers, or a total of al were employed in the central building. Since then" territory employing five teachers was added, making a total teaching force of 26. Under the present organisation the entire number, Including full time teachers In Art, Music, Gymnasium (1 class in chemistry), Manual training end Domestic science, totals 86 also. In other words, all special work la carried on without any Increase in the teaching force, other than putting one part-time teacher on fnll time. This la accomplished through the so- called "platoon system", by which arrangement part of the teachers are carrying on classes In the special branches while others are occupied with auch subjects oa reading, arithmetic and georgraphy. Dropping a subject, such as art. would not do- creases the number of teachers at all, Supt. Powers sold. Powers further stated that expenditure for teachers salaries ln a large number of schools ranged from 60 to (Continued on bock page) CLEAN UP, BY GOSH. IHE COUNCIL SAYS Coin' f Polish up th' Hull Town on May th' 7th and 8th SHEPHERD BOY TO SPEAK HERE MAY 7 Sunday Will The village Kouncll, the mayre, the Biznes men's Assosheatlon, the skool. th' preachera, the >boy skoots, the wlmmens klubs, an' Iverbody whuts got a lick o' pride in this town, has Jlned In a move to clean up, an' polish up th' hull town next week Toosday and Wensday, th' 7th an' 8th <>' May. 'F ya gotta a vacan lot that's goln' to break out wld weeds like the measels or rubels in Mexico, as Mickey sec, shake a wicked ho an' rake, an' loosen up yer jlnts. The twno dadB may call it a noosance if yo* dont an' do some tldyln' fer ye. due|| ■ ■■■■■■■ bill to ye later on. Ya gotta house? Dus the blamed outside ov it luk Ilk It shud be in No Man's Land? Oit a brush 'n paint It! Make It purty an' decent Ilk humans lived in it an' not the other kind. We here that th' kummltte is to slnd the trucks and wagons aroun' on Toosday an' Wenaday, th' 7th an' 8th ov May. This Is to niuk a kol- lectlon ov tin cans 'n bottles 'n things which don' squush or ya cant burn up. Oit yur kollectlon out on display no later than Toosday mornln' tho, Una they alnt gonna visit no habitation morn onct, an' if yer too late, yer gonna be outa luck, thassall. Th' stores wll sel ya scrubbln' things, 'n paint in' things, 'n spades, 'n hose, 'n soap, 'n glass, 'n seeds, 'u whatever ya need. They say th' drug storz have even things fur th' gurls to clean an' paint wld. But enny way, rassle a pick, 'n wiggle a brush, an' can th' weeds, an' bum the trash. Oil on th' band wagguu an' yell yure fule hed off for a clean fine town. a—i . American Specialty Co. Amherst Furniture Co. Amherst Hardware Co. Amherst Lumber Co. Amherst Park Bank Co. Amherat Savings A Banking Co. C. C. Aschenbach Auto Top Hospital J. B. Avery C. E. Baker Jacob Baus Beaney's Market Beaver Park Co. W. J, Bodmann & Co. Jack Brennen C. J. Ehrman William H. Ehrman Carl Ernst Dr. H. L. Hall — L. J. Henes Dr. H. G. Hoffner Fred Holzhauer/ August Jaeger L. P. Lersch Charlee Ludwig W. R. MacCarthy E. H. Mays Dr. Bryce Miller Frank Mischka Ohio Cut Stone Co. Plato Coal &. Supply Co. Dr. H. W. Powers E. C. Schuler Ludwig Thomas Wesbecher Hardware Co. Conrad Zilch Werner Zilch Transfer Line i Give Them Your Patronage. They are Interested in You and Your Community. They stand for Progress AMHERST FIRST ■ Boosters Want to Enlist the Co-operation and Support of all in Favor of Progress; Plan the Campaign to Continue for Six Months NEWS-TIMES WILL BE GIVEN FREE TO EVERY HOME IN AMHERST AND VICINITY Organization of an Association is Seen as the First Neceeeary' Step to Get the Town United POSTPONED CONCERT PLANNED FOR MAY 19 Will Be Held in Town Hall; Tickets Now on Sale By Members IB I ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Also Lecture on at 3:00 P. M. YOUNG PEOPLE HOST TO COUNTY LEAGUES One Hundred Twenty-five are Entertained by Amherstites Tuesday The I. O. O. F. hall represented a tpringllke appearance last Monday evening, when imembers of the Evangelical league of Christian Endeavor of tbe Stone church were hosts to the various leagues throughout the district. Quests numbering 226 responded to roll call, including representatives from-Lorain, Huron, South Rldge, Independence, Henrietta, Cleveland and Brownhelm churches. The hall was extensively decorated with pink and green streamers. Following a miscellaneous program, plentiful refreshments were served and a social time was enjoyed, z On May l&th the assembly ls Invited to Cleveland to attend a rally. The local entertainment was held in the nature of a get-together meeting Tbe program follows: * Music Orchestra Songs by assembly .. .- Led by Mr. Charles Thuers Scripture reading -. Mrs. Jacob Miller Prayer Rev. Kern Piano Selection Mrs. Qeorge Schroeder Songs Led by Mr. Thuers Welcome address C. J.' Springer Vocal numbers Male Quartet Planologne Miss Zelma Muth Address Rev. Tlmms Vocal numbers Male Quartet Closing remarks Rav. Prats The latter Jart of tbe program was Interspersed by short talks from the various endeavorers represented. —!—o Miss M'ldred Brucker and Alma Ornsted of Lorain speut Sunday with Mias Haleu Orcutt. An American citizen made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land recently, but it was made under different circumstances than the usual tour of l'ule<itine, for this American was going home, home to the land of his birth. In his boyhood he had tended his father's flocks on the hills around the Sea of Galilee. He had come to America, where by dint of his own hard work he had graduated from an American university. And he returned to the land of his fathers, the Holy Land, of all Chrlstundom. That man was Stephen A. Hah- oush, author, lecturer, and traveler. And in hla pilgrimage back to the land of his birth he saw Palestine with native eyes uud with the eyes of an American citizen. He brought back to America, wfth him, a marvelous moving picture of Palestine life and customs, thrilling scenes of the Holy Places of antiquity. He brought back to the land of his adoption the reul story of Palestine as it was and ls, a true interpretation of the Bible sory in the light of people und places which have not changed those two thousand years. Stephen A. Haboush knows Palestine as most Americans never can know it, becuuse it is his native land. He knows it, too, as an American, because he Is an American himself an American by choice und adoption. People of Amherst wlll be privileged to hear Stephen A. Hnboush next Wednesday night ut St. I'eters k!vangelical church. He is bringing to Amherst the true story of Palestine, told by one who knows best. He brings his marvelou* motion pictures of places and scenes that ure inaccessible to Europeans His travelogue promises to be a treut. It is something different, the like of which dies not exist. The public is invited. O- URGE TRIMMING OF LOW BRANCHES OF TREES THE WEEK'S CALENDAR CALENDAR Friday, May 2 7:30 p. m. Party ut St. Peter's church for entire bible school. Saturday, May 3 7:30 p. m. Community club dunce at Ehrman hall. Monday, May 6 6:30 p. at,, .Businsss meu's supper at I. O. O. P. hall 7:16 p ni. Choral Union practice at school house. Tuesday aud Wednesday are clean-up days. Wednesdsy, May 7 8:00 p. m. Motion pictures ot tarpon Ashing at school house gym. All Invited. 8:00 p. in. Stereoptlcon lecture by mun from Galilee at St. Peter's church. Community Invited. lllilsllliBli!iBlli!BlllBill!B!l>a!!lBllliBliiiailliaililBIII!| OPEN LETTER ON OE Miss Beatrice Delbrldge of Oberlin college spent tbe week-end with her parents here. Mayor Nord urges that lu conjunction with clean-up week, to be held next Tuesday and Wednesday, ull residents and property owners remove all dead und low hanging limbs und brum lies from trees along the streets, so.thut same will not interfere with unmbrellas which pedestrians may carry during rainy or hot weather. PARKING LINES ARE MARKED OFF ON STREETS TO SHOW MOVIES OF TARPON FISHING V. B. Cray, Rod and Cun Editor of Plain Dealer Here Without a doubt, all outdoor enthusiasts in this section are familiar with the name of V. B. Gray, who ls rod and gun editor ot the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Gray wlll be at the high school gym iu Amherst on the evening of Muy 7th, under tho auspices of The Amherst Outdoor-Life association. In idlltlon to his actual presence, his experience in landing an unwilling hundred-pound tarpon llsh, together with Other feats requiring unusual acquutic llflll, will lie shown on the silver icreen. Most of tlie pnetures were tikes bfl l1"' west Florida coast, and ill ure from reul experience. Besides the features offered by Gruy, mil-de by the Stone church quantum- uud by the high school orchestra will be rendered. All are invited. O GRADUATES MUST TAKE EXAMS FOR NORMAL The work of marking-off the streets ln tbe business section, ln compliance with the parking ordinance, is now ln progress. In all probability lt will be completed sometime tomorrow. Parking parallel with the curb will be Enforced on one side of Church street and Park avenue. The white lines on the opposite sides Indicate the angles and spaces in which machines may be placed. Whetr tbe work Is completed, strict compliance with the specifications will he demauded. All high school graduates who are expecting to enter a normal school to prepare for teaching thl coming year must take un entrance extmination under the direction of the State Department of Education, according to word received today from County superintendent of schools, E. C. Seale. For this purpose, a general examination will be held at the high school building In Elyrla on Saturday, May 10, 192, at !) o'clock a. m. There will be u forenoon and afternoon session. The extmination can be completed iu one day, Mr. Seale announces. O Mr. and Mrs. K. C. Cotton, Mr. aud Mrs. Carl Schmltkons aud Mra. J. At the Monday evening reheursal of the Amherst Choral union final arrangements were made for the Spring Concert. Monday evening, May 19th. was decided upon, und the Town Hull is the place. Previous plan* were to give the concert on March 31st, Jiut the date was postponed. Inasmuch as tickets were already printed und placed on sale previous to the postponement, these wlll be honored for the enterainment. All members of the union are selling tickets and so far the results ure grutlfylng. The Choral union was organized lust full und has since conducted ro- heursals under the direction of Mrs. It. II Hearn. On severul occasions when the union made public appearances they were well received. The program will consist of sacred numbers, (negro spirituals, lullabies und other groups in uddttion to special numbers. These will Include readings, violin'solos und selections by a inul quartet. Following tre the members of the union: George Abderhulden, Mrs. George Abderhulden. Mrs. 'klmer I laker. C. G. Ashenbach, Elizabeth Ashenbuch, Hilda Becker, Herman Beeslng, George C. Cox, Helen Decker, Casper Dute, Mrs. Thresu Dute, Eugene Eastman, Llbby Gerlach, Carolyn Guild, Evelyn Guild. .Mrs. 0< M. Harris, Dorothea Hearn, Flora Hearn, Ray Hearn, Mrs. Hay Hearn. Edith Heller. Fred Holzhauer, Mrs. B. A. Jenne, Mrs. Henry Kune Akiics Luhiff, Albert I.ukofski, Mrs. R. L. Menz, Mrs. H. C. Moore, Zelma Muth, Myrtle Ream. Airs. Fred lloemer Elinore Ruth, Helen Snbiers, Mrs. E. 0. Schibley. MYs. C. J. Springer, Vlolu Weiss, Charlotte '.Standen. Gertrude Wernert, Luura Wltte. EMEI ATTEND MERCHANTS DINNER Business Men Pleased with Prospects for Campaign Schiiaitkoiia ull of Elyrlu, herst visitors Sunday. were Am- Dr. and Mrs. W. H. Turner spent last Thursday evening iu Vermilion. April 30, 1924. An Open Letter to the Amherst School Board. Gentlemen: 1 have today heard upon good authority that your body has decided to close the Amherst Schools on May 2nd because of lack of sufficient funds to continue school for the full fine months as planned. I am writing to ask if it is altogether too late for your body to consider u protes t agulnst such closing. — This letter is in no way intended us a crltlclsim of the splendid work of your bourd during the pust yeur. nor Of your action in ordering school closed on May 2nd. It, no doubt, seemed the best und possibly the only wuy out of u bad situation. It my humble opinion there Is u better wuy, uud It is this thought I um asking you to consider. If it ls necessary, as It seems to be, to hold school for only eight months,' j either this year or next, because of ! lnsuitlclent funds, Is it not tar better 1 to have a well-planned eight month' school next yeur than to cut a month from this school year which had been ' planned as. a nine months yeur?: Everyone of our eight hundred pupils | from first grade to high school seniors j will, lt school closes Muy 2nd, huve to leuvc their work unfinished and incomplete. This mouth cun never be mude up—lt is absolutely lost. Have you thought whut it mean? With 800 pupils It means 800 months, or 66 2-3 yeurs of school lost. Our experts on the value of education in dollars and cents tell us thut every day Is worth $U. to the student in high school und $4 tu the boys nnd girls ln the grudes. Vour action in closing school on May 2 lakes from our boys and girls $60,000 In years to come. Further than that is seems to me that this last month is much the most important of the whole year. It ls the time of finishing the Job, reviewing aud clinching the work of the whole year. The boys and girls go out feeling that they have finished something worth while and something has been accomplished. Of this you rob them if you close school now. On the other hand, If rightly planned ahead of time by superintendent und teachers, a very satisfactory oight months year can 'be arranged. Nearly, if not quite the same amount ot ground can be covered ln most studies in eight months as In nine. This statement comes out of an experience as member ot a school board for five years, during two of which we were compelled, becuuse of lack of funds, to run eight-month terms. If we must have au eight months school year, let lt be planned this summer und begin next fall. Let our eight _,.. uuii jjrs. Harry Williams and hundred boys and girls, who have been daughter Myrtle are visiting relatives working so well under our splendid an(| frleuds In Detroit, force of teachers, finish their year's work us planned. Let tbem hoe out their task unfinished. Eighteen business men'responded to the call of the Monday weekly evening dinner meeting last week, and Important mutters were discussed. The business men were pleased with the response given to the News- Times for udvertlslng to muke imih- sllile the •'Boost Amherst Campaign. An extreme effort will be mude to keep Amherst business in Amherst. As one business mun said, "if we wunt to get more business und eventually more money we must spend more." The ussoclutlon decided to obtain u speuker ou sulueamuuship for a future meeting ut which clerks und salesmen of the merchants will be Invited to uttend. The next meet ing will be held in the I. O. O. F. hull. Members who have been absent at these meetings ure urged to uttend. -0- MRS. SAUL EPPLEY DIES Russel Plato left Sunday to resume his studies ut Dayton university. 'Mrs. Suul Eppley, 60, well-kuown iu this community, died at her home near Elyrlu, early Monduy morning. Death ' followed a week's llines with pneumonia. Her husband, u son, Irviu, 1 und u daughter, Peurl, ure the survivors. Funeral services were cou- j ducted Wednesday afternoon und in torment mude In Murruy ridge I cemetery. the row. Don't shut the school door in their faces aud send them out with Very siucerely, (Signed) F. E. Eastman With the determined purpose to muke the wheels of progress move faster ln Amherst, tbe Amherst Business Men's Association, uniting with the News-Times, this week Inaugurated u "Boost Amherst" campaign which will continue from the present week until November 1st. During the "Booster" period the business men and the News-Times hope to enlist the co-operation and support of every resident who wants Amherst to progress. Several plans ami projects already have been suggested and will be pushed by the merchants and this newspaper. During the six months period those who ure pushing the campaign hope to put new lite and spirit into the town: they hope to do things that will make outsiders and those who are not progressive enough to be interested sit up and take notice. The one thought in their minds for the next heir year will be a bigger and better Amherst, and this campaign will be only the starting point for fetter things here, if the will of the business men and the News-Times Is accomplished. The Amherst 'News Company will deliver a copy of the News-Times euch week during the six month period free of charge to every home In Amherst und rural routes of Amherst. Subscriptions of all paid-up dubscrlbers wlll be advanced for six mouths. Accounts of delinquents will remain on the company's books and may be paid any time. A delinquent subscriber will be allowed to take advantage of advancing his subscription six months if he pays this week. Every resident of Amherst knows and believes he Is living in the best town in tlie United States. Amherst has everything every other town has and more. Good location, near large cities, near Luke Erie; excellent transportation facilities by steam and electric; best wuter supply in the state; good sewage system; well lighted streets; pavement on almost every street ln town; u group of prosperous and helpful churches; good schools. Whut else is there to be desired in the wuy of modern Lmprovoment? But, muny progressive citizens, ask, why, If the town hus such wonderful facilities, does it now grow faster and continually get better things? The unswer cannot 'be given at the present. Undoubtedly there are a number of reasons. The "Boost Amherst" campaign should, however determine these reasons aud eliminate them. One of the flrst moves on the program of the "Boost Amherst" camalgn should be to take definite steps to have an other Old Home Week cele- brut ion this summer. The News- Times hus written before about the same topic, but little action has been tuken. As u purt of the camaign, this celebration by all means should be held. The business men and other interests of Amherst should determine a way to increase the population of the town. In a decadelrom 1910 to l'i-'" the town grew in population only from 2.106 to 2,485. A higher number at the present time is doubted by many. It seems u shame to many of the more progressive citizens thut this town hus not grown tuster. Tbe draw back, us The News-Times sees it, ls thut there bas been no organisation, no combined effort to get anywhere. Kven a great many of the business men apparently are not interested ln the future growth ot the town tbey think the best iu the country. The entire town must work together. A goul should be set, und the next census should be watched for results. To fall in line with the revival ot the spirit of progress in Amherst, The News-Times intends to give tbe residents u better newspuper. For six months it will be given free. Many persons in this town perhaps never huve seen a News-Times. Now (hey ure going to get the chance. A newspaper with all the news, that pushes progress for the town, and Is for the towu every minute of the day, and every duy ot the year, ls one of tbe (Continued ou back page) N v., a
|Title||Amherst News-Times, 1924-05-01|
|Date of Original||01-MAY-1924|
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|Title||Amherst News-Times, 1924-05-01|
|Date of Original||01-MAY-1924|
|Submitting Institution||Ohio History Connection|
VOL. V, NO. M
THE AMHERST NEWS-TIMES.
f\ A_ iBBiirrs ▼unaantw auuBae- auia •*_**!.■.»**-w maw X taai ^-'' S Iti >t ■** ■ ■ _Lj__bi a« a***. Mm ■ _•___ na.-j.a«_. o%*a
AMHERST, OHIO, THURSDAY, MAY 1, 1924
Subscription Pries, 91.00 Par Year
"Sandstone Center of ths World"
BUSINESS MEN BACK "BOOST AMHERST" CAMPAIGN
SCHOOLS WILL CLOSE
TOMORROW BECAUSE OF
LICK OFJUNOS. REPORT
School Budget Cut Nearly $8,000 said to Be the Cause of Closing
At This Time; Amount Per Pupil L'Ower than Some.
8UPT. POWERS MAKES REPORT SHOWING
AVERAGE COST PER PUPIL IN AMHERST
Dropping of Some of the Subjects would not Decrease number
of Teachers Needed
ICBIVBIVB ■ 81 "81 •'"81 "■"■''■
Is the Motto of the Business Men Who, with
The News-Times are Backing the
"Boost Amherst" Campaign
iilTING WITH TNE NEWS-TIMES.
niEY HOPE TO PUT NEW SPIRIT
AND LIFE INTO COMMUNITY
For the flrst time In many years,
the Amherst public schools wlll close
at the conclusion of an eight-months
term; lack of funds being the cause.
This becomes effective tomorrow, In
compliance with the decialon ot the
Board ot Education at a meeting last
Tuesday evening. Of the five achool
board members, three voted to close
the school and two against It.
Teachers had previously agreed to release the board ol their nine-months
In a Statement made by W. O. Nord,
president ot the board of education,
he said that the aituation is caused, to
a large extent, by the budget being cut
nearly $8,000, and by having the new
building left Incomplete; that is, there
were « number ot necessary things
which had to be done. However, financial embarrassment has been experienced tn previous years, but the
present school law does -not permit