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Indianapolis Shortridge High school Daily Echo (Newspaper) - September 26, 1898, Indianapolis, Indiana The Shortridge daily Echo Page five George Buck passes Twenty five years As principal of s. H. Martha Nell Plopper for Twenty five years Shortridge High school has had a capable much loved principal in the person of or. George Buck. It has been said that an institution is the lengthened Shadow i a Man. This is certainly applicable to our school and therefore it is especially appropriate that we should see Shortridge in recent years through or. Buck s eyes. Since the autumn of Nineteen Hundred ten when or. Buck first came to Shortridge As the principal he stated that the school has doubled in size. At that time miss Mary Ellen Mccoy and he made up the office staff. There was no band but we did have an orchestra. The 9b and 9a choruses were the Only singing organizations in the school music and Art have been greatly encouraged by or. Buck who gave As his reason for doing so Quot everyone accepts the love and appreciation of music and Art As evidence of Mutiny Many incidents loomed in or. Buck s mind As he reminisced upon the recent years. He told of the difficult situation he was thrown into when he came to Shortridge. The school Board had just made the ruling that no inter school athletic games were to be played and the new principal was to enforce the Rule. Soon after he was installed an athletic organization called the insurgents was formed independently by a group of students who announced that a game had been scheduled with a manual team formed in a similar manner. Though or. Buck asked them to Call off the game it was played and afterwards All the players were suspended. This caused the student body to rebel against or. Buck and it was rumoured that. They intended to strike and walk out of the auditorium. Though several of the teachers endeavoured to explain that or. Buck was merely enforcing his orders it was not until after or Buck had explained his position and orders at the auditorium exercises that he was rewarded by a generous ovation from the audience. Or. Buck declares that he would not go through such an ordeal again for $50,000.our service Flag Shortridge s service Flag Wirich is shown in auditorium every year at both armistice and decoration Day exercises was dedicated on May 30, 1919. This Flag shows Liat an important part Shortridge played in the world War. The Twenty one Gold stars Are in Honor of the boys who died for their country. The red triangles represent the Shortridge students who were members of the Young Ken s and Young women s a Hristian Massuci unions. Those who did bed Gross work Are remembered by the six red crosses on the Flag. The eight Hundred forty six Blu stars Quot seven of whom were girls refer to those who also played their part in the Shortridge pupils attain Fame during its years of existence Shortridge High school has helped educate some boys and girls who when grown have been added to the list of prominent citizens of the whole country. Among those whom Shortridge names in her Hall of Fame is Claude Bowers ambassador to Spain Booth Tarkington one of America s most noted authors is another of whom Shortridge boasts As her former Pupil. To have become numbered among tse country s most skilled physician i they Are or. Morris Fishbein editor of the american medical journal and or. Fran Wood Williams also an author. The unique Proff Ion of archaeology 1� that of be True Reisner. Another one connected with the medical profession is or. Max Bahr superintend ment of the Indiana state Central Tosane Hospital Louise Closser Hale authoress and actress was also an sex show trigger thirty eight students one teacher Are heirs to school s traditions thirty eight pupils and one teacher now attending Shortridge Are direct heirs to its traditions being grandchildren of former Shortridge students. Barbara Wiliams Marylee Porter Elizabeth Chapman and Carl Biggs Are the proud possessors of two grandparents each who came Here to school while on the other hand one Grandfather can claim three grandchildren As present pupils. He is Thomas Edward Kline whose grandchildren Are Mary and Bob Hesseldenz and Mildred Haag. Mrs. Etta Jones Mclain has two grandsons in Shortridge Charles and Paul Smith mrs. Elizabeth Harvey Cox has two granddaughters Betty and Marilyn Whitaker and j. E. Milnor has two granddaughters Mary Ann and Betsy Winterowd. Anna Doremus in the class of 1880, is the grandmother of Harold Irby instructor in printing. She was a student in the classes of or. Loomis. Lucretia Ann Saunders is the third ii Cretia Ann in succession in her family to attend Shortridge her grandmother Lucretia Ann having graduated in the class of 1885. Names of other Shortridge students whose grandparents also attended Shortridge follow Paul Arnold Jean Aronholt Hilton Atherton Dorothy Ball Gherlaine Barmett William beaning Tom Bryant Joana Clark Lewis Clark Harold Curtis James Olpe Adele Herwitz Nelson Johnson Esther Kirk Oft Julia Peelle John Pike John Potter Madelyn Pugh John bags Dale Eloise Schumacher Anne Marie Smith Nancy Stephenson Marcella Wasson Jean Wright. March of time by Marjorie Goldberg the class in Shortridge in 1864, had Only Twenty eight pupils. They were examined for their fitness for High school work and formed the entire school. In 1868 there were Twenty two subjects offered in Public High schools. In appreciation to one of Shortridge s most honoured immortals a mrs. Lois Hufford we offer sincere tribute As one who has done and is still doing much to further interest in education in Indianapolis. Continuing the interest she had in Shortridge while she aught Here mrs. Hufford has compiled a co Section of publications by Shortridge alumni which she gave to Shortridge last Winter. The total High school enrolment in Indianapolis in 1853 was one Hundred fifteen. In the classes of 1869 and 1870 the boys outnumbered the girls. In 1905, English algebra latin and civics were offered in the eighth Grade and High school credits Given for each if the Pupil showed sufficient proficiency in the subject. Only 2.5 percent of All the Indianapolis Public school pupils were enrolled in High school in 1873. For about the first thirty years of our High school Only Twenty four credits were required for graduation. This work was covered in four years then but would take but three now. In 1856-57 there were forty three weeks of school and one week s vacation at Christmas. In 1897, the school was renamed to Honor a. C. Shortridge superintendent of the City schools from 1863-1874. Now a class averages from seven Hundred to eight Hundred members and there Are about thirty five Hundred boys and girls enrolled in the school. This number has been increased to one Hundred forty four in 1933. The enrolment in High schools in 1933 was sixteen thousand seventeen. In no other graduating classes since then has this been the Case. After the introduction of the Junior High school system in 1933, the curriculum was changed and the Grade school credit system was . John a. Lambert describes Shortridge school life in 1875 nineteenth Century High school offered Only two year course of study by Helen Cain in 1933 the total Public school enrolment was 26.5 percent due to City High schools. Doctor John a Lambert father of mrs. Dorothy Lambert Otto member of the Shortridge High school faculty is believed to be one of the Earnest Shortridge graduates now living. Or. Lambert graduated from Shortridge in 1875, in the fourth class Ever to graduate from Here. At that time however the school went under the name of the Indi Szapolis High school. The school was then located on the Comer of Pennsylvania and Michigan streets. Early buildings Quot the school building was a Square Gray building surrounded by Trees and a picket Fence enclosed the school ground. A wide Brick walk led up to the Large front porch. The school commissioners offices and the Public Library were All in the school building itself. Caleb Mills Hall was a separate building and was behind the school. The entire school property covered about a half Block. Or. George p. Brown was principal at that strict discipline several members of the faculty were or Brayton father of miss Elizabeth Brayton of the present Shortridge faculty and professor Charles e. Emmerich for whom Emmerich manual training High school has since been named. Quot or. Emmerich besides being a teacher was also Captain of the Indianapolis High school cadets Quot an organization similar to the present Day r. O. T. A the equipment of the cadets consisted Only of a hat fashioned after those worn by the soldiers in the civil War a b61t, and a gun Quot borrowed from the court to exemplify the strict discipline of his Captain or. Lambert related this incident. Quot one very hot Day our company was drilling when suddenly my nose began to bleed. I of course reached for my handkerchief. As soon As the Captain noticed it he commanded number a drop that handkerchief i dropped it and stood there with the blood streaming Down my face and coat until the company was Small enrolment when or. Lambert attended school there were about 500 students enrolled the High school course then was Only a two year course and Quot nobody was very fond of or. Lambert studied what was called the Quot math course Quot consisting of math English latin and physiology. At present thirty two credits Are required for graduation. These Are easily attained in four years. Working at the rate of thirty five years ago it would take More than five years. Now the Christmas vacation is two weeks and there is one week of vacation in the Spring. The present splendid modern building located at thirty fourth and Pennsylvania was opened for use in 1928. Laying our Cornerstone in 1928 there was much anticipation and excitement Over moving to the new Shortridge. And when you have All been reincarnated into egyptians or Grasshoppers and the Alma mama crumbles to dust in the Cornerstone will be found old echoes annuals Etc. On a cold Winter s afternoon the pupils and teachers of Shortridge climbed Over Cement blocks and waded through mud to dedicate our Quot new Quot building

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