SIPPS IIN IHI1 PROGRILSS Oli THI1
CO1 DVI ATFR PUBLIC SCHOOLS
The first step toxxaid the adxancement of education in the citx ot Cold
xx ater was made in 1884 -X subscription school xxas organwed at this time
vxith Miss Florence Chapman as teacher 'I he school building xx s then
loc ated just south of the present site of the Peoples State Bank lhe folloxx
ing xear a second subscription school was taught bx a 'Vhss Brovxn
In September 188v bonds xxere issued to the amount of S2 500 and a
buck building xx as elected immediatelv This building still stmds in the
block south of the depot being used as a residence W H Hu7on xx as thc
Inst principal of this building xxith one assistant His succcssors were
Charles Lasteiling H V Pasterling andl I R dei
creasing school population ind it becamc necessnx to erect another more
ctiicient one 'I his xx as completed in 1889 lohn Curran xx as thc tirst prin
cipal ot this new building and held that position until 1892 His successors
were is follows
W O Bennette 1892 93
George W Durham 1893 94
U G Sutton 1894 96
Jax T Botts 1896 99
john W Rodgers 18991900
Jax 'I Botts 1900 02
Effie Fisher 1902 03
O O Smith 1903 00
W M Seaman 1900 06
W L Dunbar 1906 11
Charles Turner 1911 13
W Svxanex 1913 10
I Franks 1915 18
Hauaid 1918 21
G O Robinson 1991 22
Stark 1927 Po
Crossvxhlte 1920 97
'I he neecl for a better building was apparent at tlns time. I he old 1889
building was found to be unsafe for further use and was condemned. It had
served its time well. It is only 'i memory now.
A magnificent brick building xx 'is completed in the spring of 1926 H. E.
Crossxxhite being the hrst superintendent of this new building and Mrs.
Bertha Griffith principal both haxing serxed one year in the old building
Mr. Crossxxhite held this position until the spring of 1927 having resigned
to enter the Unixersity ot Kansas Laxx School his successor being D. S.
Laux er of Fairvic xx Kansas.
'I hc lirst four grades 'ire being taught in thc two cottagcs just xxcst of
thc main building. just east of the main building is our Vocational 'ind Man-
ual Training building 'I his building w'is complcted 'i short timc before the
present school building was erected. Prc sent indications point to the neces-
sity of another building in which to house thc grades. I'his would 'illow thc
prcscnt building to be used exclusixelx for high school purposes as it should
be, and would care for the ever-increasing enrollment.
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President of Senior Class
Vice President of Senior Class
Basketball Annual Staff
Operetta Glee Club
Girl Reserves Cabinet
Secretary of Senior Class
Treasurer ot Annual Staff
TOM HOLCOM B
Treasurer of Senior Class
Football Annual Staff
Girl Reserves Cabinet
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