KSTABUSUD JUKE 10? --ONLY COUNTRY PAPER IN JEFFERSON COUNTY
Vol, 6, No 1$
at $ LOO Per Year
School Rally Day In Jeffersontown Next Sunday.
$10,000 Will Be Raised To Erect New School Build
ing in Jefferson Heights.
THIS 15 WHAT
THE FOLLOWING NOTED SPEAKERS WILL ADDRESS THE CROWD:
BARKSDALE HAMLETT, State Superintendent;
T. J. COATES, Supervisor of Rural Schools in Kentucky;
0. J. STIVERS, County Superintendent;
CAPT. JOHN H. LEATHERS,
J. M. ATHERTON.
A Sunday, October 27, 1912.
he above date should, and doubtless will, be a red letter day in the
history of Jeffersontown. On this day
the largest crowd ever seen in this
historic old town is expected to be
here and listen to some of the most
noted educators in the SUte of Kentucky talk on questions that affect
the training of the child and to
assist the patrons of the local districts in building a model school building, one that will not only be a source
of pride to the good people of this
district, but oue that will be a lasting benefit to present and future
The speakers on this occasion will
be men that are thoroughly acquainted with the needs of the State as per
tains to schools men who are giving!
their time and money to the cause 01
education, and men who have made
a success of the work.
Hon. Barksdale Hamlett, State
Superintendent of Public Instruction,
who is t address the audience, is a
young man in years, but old in the
work of education. As the head of
the schools at Hopkinsville, Ky., he
made a reputation that placed him
at the head of all schools in the State.
It will be a great privilege, indeed,
to hear him on next Sunday after-
Mr. T. J. Coates, supervisor of
rural schools in Kentucky, is giving
his time to the improvement of rural
schools al'. over the State, and has
kindly consented to come here and
help build a model school in Jeffersontown.
Messrs. John B. McFerran and J.
M. Atherton are too well known to
oar readers for us to make any comment as to their interest in the work.
They have not only given time to the
work, but have contributed thousands
of dollars to the cause.
Capt. John H. Leathers, of Louis
ville, wnen asuea 10 tome iu jcuci- sontown and help in the worthy cause
said, "Why of course, 111 come and do
all I can for you." And all who know
Capt. Leathers know that he meant
what he said.
Our own County School Superintendent, Orville J. Stivers, who is doing
so much to place Jefferson county
school! upon a higher plane, will be
here and do his part.
Mr. H. N. Reubelt, 'president of the
Jefferson County Bank at this place,
will preside at the meeting, and all
those acquainted with his efforts
along this line know that it will be
done in a creditable manner.
How it Started.
In June of Jast year thirty acres of
land near Jeffersontown was purchas
ed by the Jefferson Heights Land
Company, of which John B. McFerran
was president;and E. R. Sprowl, secretary aud treasurer. At the beginning
it was announced that the company
would give absolutely free five acres
of this beautiful tract of land to the
Jeffersontown school district, provided a building was erected thereon
within five years to cost not less than
ten thousand dollars. To show that
he was not doing this in order to
make the property bring higher
prices when sold, Mr. McFerran announced that he would give all of his
net proceeds from the sale of lots to
the proposed school for furnishing it.
From ten to fifteen thousand dollars
were used in beautifying the property., making streets, etc., and it was
sold out in building lots on June 12,
1911, The five acres promised to the
school was turned over to three trustees to hold until the school building
was erected, and Mr. McFerran has
something over $2000 to go toward
furnishing the school when it is built.
This magnificent gift was appreciated by the people of Jeffersontown,
and the reason they did not take
steps at once to erect the school was
because there was some agitation of
the question at that time to bond
the whole County for building model
schools in every school division.
Since to do that now the people would
have to wait until the November
election of 1813, the Jeffersontown
Commercial Club has started out to
raise the money by subscriptions. If
the required amount is raised in this
way the citizens of the school district will not have to be taxed for
the purpose, and it is the opinion ot
the members of the Commercial Club
that the $10,000 will be easily raised.
J. C. Alcock, upon his recent election as president of the Commercial
Club, announced the following committee to have charge of the work
of raising this money: H. N. Reubelt.
chairman and treasurer: W. J. Sem-onivice chairman: Rev. J. J. Cole,
secretary; R. B. Smith, L. C. Owings.
A. M. Gregg. A. A. Bridwell, E. R.
Sprowl, Frank Fanelli, J. C. Bruce,
Harvey Stout, Abe Anderson, J. C.
Bowles and D. A. Davis.
The committee met and called an
educational rally for Sunday afternoon, October 27, 1912, at 2:15 o'clock.
The above named speakers were asked to come and deliver addresses on
the occasion, and the School of Reform brass band has been engaged to
good teachers if a model school building is erected.
Not only that, but
All of the children of Jefferson build a ten thousand dollar school
county are invited to be present and building
here, and it will not be long
join the children of the Jeffersontown till the school will have more chil"
school in a mammoth parade at one
dren than it can accommodate.
o'clock on the day of the meeting. What will that mean? It will mean
The children will congregate on the
that the more children we have, the
public square in Jeffersontown and
more money there will be with which
march in twos to the school grounds to employ
vhere the meeting will be held.
THIS IS WHAT
the school meeting, while held
Sabbath day, is not to bui'd a
for the education of children
religious lines, but to inake
the afternoon. October
at 2:15 o'clock.
school All teachers and pupils in Jefferson
along count y have been invited to come and
them listen to the splendid addresses that
intelligent men and women so that will be made. The meeting will be
when they come to rit'eide questions held on the school grounds in Jefferof public movement: they mav decide son Heights if the weather is favorthose questions intelligently.
That able. If not it will be held in the
is what is needed in Kentucky a Methodist church. Al) cars and all
roads will lead to Jeffersontown next
better educated people.
Sunday afternoon. Dou't fail to come
and bring some one with you. EveryDon't Forget the Day.
Who Should Contribute.
body interested in good schools is
Let everybody that loves
There is not a man, woman or child come to the meeting on next children
residing within a radius of five miles
of Jeffersontown that should refuse
to have a part in the erection ot this
new school. There are at least fiftv
men that ought to contribute $100
each, and several that could easily
The teachers of Jefferson county schools are corgive $T00. The full amount of $10,000
dially invited to attend the big educational rally in
ought to be subscribed at the meetJeffersontown next Sunday afternoon, Oct. -- 7. at 2.15.
ing on next Sunday afternoon.
They are requested to announce the meeting- to their
When this school is built it will
schools, and bring as many children and parents to the
mean that this community will have
rally as possible.
set an example which the rest of the
The teachers are also requested to send honor rolls
county will be compelled to follow,
and school reports to the Jeffersonian from time to time
thus taking the lead in a proposition
for publication. This is your county paper; it is a
that will do more good than anything
booster oi good schools and works for the children's
else that could possibly be done. Not
welfare the children should be taught to read it.
only will the children be greatlv
Teacher, do your duty along this line.
benefited, but property values will
All school news is published free. The Jeffersonian
be immediately increased and prosis sent one year for only $1.00.
perity wilf abound. The purpose of
Why It Is Necessary.
If the readers of The Jeffersonian
and especially those that are parents
who reside in this school district
will compare the two illustrations
shown above, the picture of a model
school building, with several hundred
happy children surrounding it, there
will be no question raised as to
whether or not there is need for a
new school at this place.
Located over the hill at the edge
of Jeffersontown, out of sight of everybody (which is a blessing to the
town), and along side ot an old barn,
which is shown in the above illustration, stands the little district school
house of Jeffersontown. An additional room was built last year, which
adds to the accommodation of the
many children in attendance, but
there is nothiag attractive about the
place. The old buildjng is surrounded by rocks for the children to fall
over, and few children are proud of
the fact that they attend school
To the Teachers of Jefferson County Schools
Note the difference in the large
buildings shown above. Everything
looks splendid; even the children look
happy and contented, ajd we know
that any child attending a school like
that would be glad to call attention
to the fact.
country is populated with prosperous
business men and farmers.
can well afford to put up the necessary money to build a school like the
one shown above. Five acres of as
beautiful grounds as can be found
anywhere has been offered free of
charge. Erect the new school on
this lovely tract of land and there
will be plenty of space for the children to play and a building that they
will not be ashamed of. In after
years each will say "I attended the
model school at Jeffersontown and
am proud of it.'' Could they say
that of the present school?
But you say, "it is not all in looks,
environment and play grounds there
must be good teachers to secure good
That is true. ' Both are
needed land absolutely necessary.
Even aaeacher likes to teach school
in a model and sanitary building, and
there will be no trouble in securing
For WINTER and SPRING PROTECTION
Why do you expose yourself to the danger
ous conditions of WINTER when
Driving with the thermometer at ZERO is
safe and comfortable in an
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