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The Associated Press •)fe' Coirering Worid.’s E v ents In E v ery Issue of THE GAZETTE The Weather Report Unsettled today ajid tomorrow^ w itlt showers, southeast winds. The Most Widely Head Newspaper In the Upper Dekv/are Vaiky VOL. LVI., No. 127 . PORT JERVIS, N. Y., SATURDAY, SEPTEH4EER 20, Jf)24 - -------------------- - PRICE THREE CENTS -:Port , Jervij5^ New High Sell®©! Is Dedlicated:- 13 SPiE Says Ih Iissr/sf os K Css?- Tk^ Has Isrs Prcgressardsica&n f E TliP b o a u t i f u l n. w b i ^ h sch o o l o f ' th e P o r t Jervis city school d istrict ' vvas dedicated last evening to the ser- | vice of education. The dedicatory ex­ ercises Were held in the auditorium ' hTld a lar,£rc m i d i o n o o o f p e o p l e w h o arc* in t e r e s t e d in e d u c a t i o n g a t h e r e d t o po.rticipa,-e nj the delightful e \ e i i t t o whicli the c o m m u n i t y lias looked for\V.ard to for .'■•(■vcral years. P r i o r t o the rpeetincT th e Tvrie P a n d pk.... plorishv' mu«ic on the l a n t i r o of tie- nudit<.i-in:ii an d ai.so f a v o n d \vi:h a f e w soN ot i(iris insiuc tiie aucir o r i l a . T h e staire w a s decorated v\ i h tin i n a t i o n a l ('<>lor- a:nl in due li;i!' ae a;- ‘ h e r s f>f t'n: Bo.i.ral o f l a h o at.-'n, a.- ::i- hers of the advisory board, school of­ ficials, the city clergy and the pre.ss m a d e th e ir appearance. W ith them w a s D r. Thom as E. P^innegan, form e r-i ly deputy commissioner of education i Galilee.* o f the state of N e w York, w ho did so ' be m a d e fo r the teach m u c h to o p e n u p th e e y e s of P o r t J e r ­ v i s to its .sch o o l n e e d s a n d w h o a p - ^ .sc -r- - smssi ^©BgfIsfecsigM s I T a Yearsgaeeiildv­ A W W E er k injiil&g B ®f this l i i d AM PORT JERVIS’ FINE NEW $400,000 HIGH SCHOOL C a n n o t, n,.o,.o m aftiT six morn ypara o l ' i s i v te r r a ce'.l.n and reinforced co n c r e te! carpenter worir. pealed to local patriotism to meet The services w ere conducted by Su­ perin tend e n t -Arthur H. N a y lor end opened w ith an invocation by Rev. F r a n c is A. B a rry, p a s to r of St. M a ry’s O h tirch. Rev. YTilliam Y. B erg of the D e e r p a r k Reform ed C h u rch f( llowed w ith the read in g of the tw e n ty-eighth c h a p te r of Job. A n ad d ress of w elcom e w a s deliver­ ed by Jam e s G illinder, president of the B o a rd of E d u c a tion. He expressed th e g r e a t jo 3 \ of all a t being able to '■ a . H. one thought i I'fu’t Jervis, N. Y. lin g of the faith of our fath e r s as de­ sired MV p e reids. G irls of the high school under the direction of Afi'^-.s Cast- idine, in.struc- to r o'’ music, favored w ith a dcUglitfui selcfUion, and then Supt. N avlor ex- Ti-r''s;i'(l the- re.gret th a t all felt that P r . Finhw had liecn unable to lie p r e s ­ ent because of a soreness in ’^hc th r o a t that prevented speaking. M r. N avlor re<ul a letter from him , how ever, atid one from ('‘ommissioner Graves of the State D 'ipartm e n t of E d n e a tion. The following- i<s the me ..-.age sent S e p tem b e r 19, 1921 in ' e u d c n l ot\ S c h o o ls 1>3' Dr. Finlej\. A. I-r. N^ylo] pi'df'td < b e present a t such an occasion, a.ccom p lishm ent th a t no one th o u g i u m 'o i xi >. j . . possible seven years ago. Mr. GiHin-i ^ ! I hnd mv throat >n such cemdmon d e r review e d our school history thekf,j^,,y that I ought not to s u - : \ it Ci-' p a s t few y rar.s, the call to th e D e p a r t- ^ p e a k i n g toni-lit. 1 Ava.s gr.vuly i-Mib- inent of E d u c a tion fo r help, th e c o - n - 1 d bj’ -it* jialxl last nial;t. and, w liil.' „ T- T-i- 1 • ■ J'''- ‘U bi\ do:-:': T'-dav a'l-i uu in g of Dr. T h o m a s E. h megxm and his c-mvor :,tirn , tllO pain is t.Mik straig h t from the shoiihler, the m pi tlogp ;,nd is Mkoiv’ (o r as' appointm e n t of llie A<lvi:'ory Board, | idelit eo::n-- on jmu'e uuen ciy, th e ir six m o n ths w o rk, tlio leveling of i , ' i ^ ‘V 'y , , . i am modiiilv (hsappointcd. fo r T th e ir>id:-on street site, tlie building o\ ■ Imvc a s1iar.- in Tb* f. u i'ion the Sullivan avenue ,so}iool, the p u r - ' of you- rdans y v- ji 5 m 1 -im :-U 'l- cha.-^e of the high school .*^6, the pm - j = c..n o r a m latien s and bos.: w5sli- , , -j... , , , ., < -■ 1 y tie hiii'd of one wiim ilnl umu ’ o chase oi additm n a l land around s-v- k-.a- y,.u li.an I did. I hopo that J o r a l school building.s fo r recreal innaB nryv l.o pi i-mitie ? to couio laPu' and purpo.ses and finally the building hi addition io the me.o-age in th i- th e 5400,000 hi„-h eohool. .Tr. G m ie- lii’ogkAt r AaA ’lA I ' c M 'A fV iA A n i ■der too k occasion to express his tonight. ing. and I do not know- of a city in pillars of a com p o site style supporting They are provided w ith proper equip- the entire country that has maxje such the uppe^ E n tr a n c e s a.re a t , fo r a tho ro u g h study of m a n u a l training, each has its own storage lin e iirogre.^'s an d o f f e r e d s u c h fin e f a - th e v / i n g s , o n e foi* th e b o y s a n d o n e ' cilitie.s for its boj’s and girls as thc- citj' of J^ort .lei'vis. I n e \ e r w e n t through a building w ith g r e a ter .satis­ faction than T did th is buildin.g this •afternoon. Evei-yfiliing in sanitation has been provided, the last thing in good school architecture is expressed, the building has siinplicitjk fine clas­ sical lines, .and cu ltu ral effect. I do not know of .a building more suitable and m o re ad e q u a te in its ap p o in t­ m e n ts th a n the one vre are dedicating tonight. for the girls, and th e v isitors’ en- lranee is in the center. Oh th e southerly end of the build­ in.g is an auditorium u h ich w ith gal- lei'y seats T34 jxerson.s. There is a laKge s ta g e wfith footlights and adjust- til>le drop li.ghts and electrical con- ficctions for anj.- kind of an entertain­ m e n t. A t each end ot the stage is a dressing room and an iron circular stair ca.'^'e t h a t le.ads to other dressing )'.|'.)ms- above. In the gallerj\ is hotli for a moving picture m a chine D r. Finegan then di.scus.sed th e and^ a stereopticon an d retiring room s HOP^E OF COLONEL SAMUEL FOWLER 'Phis Imikling w as erected uic Civil W av on the site now oc- th a n k s to D r. Finegan and the advis- Pie-i'se share w ith M r G illind-r and i ‘'V’pii’d by th e high school by Col. Sam u el Fow ler who built F o w ler H o u se, orj. E o a r^, and th e Dep.artmont ot c i r k h o l . t ucation, especially its form er com m is-j ^’Sincerely jmurs J. H. FINLEY i ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------‘ Supt. N a ji o r th e n presented Dr, ucatio n , especially sioner. Dr, John H. Finlej', and D e p ­ u ty Com m issioners W iley and G ilbert fo r th e ir spendid co-operation. Ho closed his rem a rks w ith tvm questions subm itted for the thought of th e p e o ­ ple. One w as if w'e are not m a k in g a m istake in valuing education only according to its power to earn money an d are losing sight of th e value of th e cultural and the spiritual. The other question is th a t w h ile we do not believe there should be sectanam 's m in dud3’ h all, a library and finally a t th e lorfhern erd. one comes to th e - c a f e - aria .ond fho donu-.slic science rtepaft- nent. The cafetaria is w ell supplied vith rabies aiHl a lunch counter with he m o st nif)dern and sanitary eulin- irj’ ofjuiijm.ent. IJack of th e lunch 'oom i=; flic pantiy and kitchen, which !_rc efiuipped with an autom a tie po- ito ])' -Ix'r. pot sink and vegetable ink. (■M. li having its own grease trap, r.as ranges and gas o\ ens, racks for Mts .nuf] Ti.ans, large refri,g(-ra»or.s, electrical di.shw ashers, E \erv th in g to teach girls how to cook is here sup- Beyond! this departm ent, however, are room s fo r further instruction in dom estic science. A dining room an d reception room s nro laid out to teach girls the a r t of home m a k ing, . more com p a rtm e n ts are used fo r instruc­ tion in sew ing and draw ing, in fact, facilities are provided for those things th a t should be found in the ideal Am­ erican home. T h e m edical inspector has his pri­ vate office and his wmiting room on tnis floor, .also the dentist w h o w ill examine the students’ teeth from tim e to time. H e a lth instruction w ill have an im p o r tan t place in fu tu r e high, school w o rk, ^ e x t to these room s are departm e n ts fo r th e teachin.g of book keeping, typew riting and stenogra­ phy. . ' - Through th e center of ea,ch floor is a wide corridor, and on th e first floor are recess lockers w itn arrangM ients for drjfing wet* clothing. Plum b ing, electrical, telephone con- venience.s are all over the building, flo o r .or., -six ro o m s i k o j 3 o r r o k Y i iind venfitation anfl the non nn.l stlniy pm-poscs. 0 „ tlio Tves-! '’\y 1.’rlv side pro retirin g rooms for and. olnss room s 'a n d reo itatio n | Th® building: ivas ereciecl by th e room, flu. om cos o t P rincipal Marsh, C o n stroctlon Company o t New and a, r nlrin.g room for boy.s. It i.sj ^ 0 * . The Plumbing w.as furnished on th is floor th a t the Junior high, by the P, Iv. M a rtin C o rporation; the school w in eventually be located. heating, the John s ton H e a ting Com- The high school proper is on the|P-‘‘\>b the electrical w orlt by the third floor. Beginning at the south- ft^ctrica.l Company. TooKer ern end one finds room for the men abU M arsh w e re th e aroliiterts and the teachers, a .science lecture room, th e , architect w a s F red M a r- room and wash room . On the w esterly side of the first floor are w h a t may be described as the fan rooms, one a t each end. The heat generated in the big boilers, is convoyed to these room s th r o u g h a large pipe and sent to a vent stock. The cold air brought to this rad iato r is dried and fans operated by electric motors .send the 3va'rm air to all p a rts of the building. A rrangem e n ts haye been m a d e .so th a t new air from the outside can be heated or th e dnmper.s can be closed and th e sanm air reheat­ ed. Tlie heating plant' w o rks aufo- maticall.v',' th a t is- once th e desired de­ gree of tem p e r a tu r e is set, it is kept there w ithout trouble to .t h e teachers. On thi.s same side are the office of Su­ perintendent Naylor, a draw ing room ;uid -Stock room . O n th e e a s t e r l y s i d e o f th e secon d . j s p ir it of co-operation th a t had m a d e F inegan and th a t w ell know n educa- 1 th is thin g possible and urged P o r t to r congratulated P o r t Jerv is fo r its j to show th e sam e sp irit school sp ir it and took occasion to apologize for som ething that he said several years ago. A t th a t tim e, he told a group of P o r t Jerv is people th a t he did not know of a commun- itj’-, which gave its children sucli poor facilities as the city of P o r t J e r ­ vis. I ’m here tonight, said D r. Fine- tbe schools is it not tim e th a t we I .sran. to ^apologize fer th a t rem a r k . I th o u g h t about teach in g the fun d a m e n - j w e n t th ro u g h j’our school huildm.gs ta l p r i n c i p l e s of rig h t as laid down in , this afternooji. T am still ju s t as fa- th e law of Sinai an d in the G o lden | m iliar w ith school buildings, in f a d OLD HIGH SCHOOL OF PORT JERVIS in all their com m u n ity relations. He then emphasized th e g r e a t fa c t th a t all this physical equipm e n t and the courses of study are fo r the purpose of b ringing together th e g r e a test fac­ tors in school, th e teacher and the pupil and th a t education should stand for one thing everyw h ere, the training of our boj'S and girls for service. There is no other ground on w'hich one can justify the ta k in g of m o n e y from ilie taxpayers. A n d wm m u st go deeper th a n w h a t is generally know n as- patrioti'^m and citizenship: we m u s t go deeper and get a t th e hearts and souls of our children and instill in tlicm ihe fu n d a m e n tal principles of right living. In concliiFion, Dr. F in e ­ gan stressed the im p o rtance of a t ­ tendance and appealed for th e cu lti­ vation of music. P rincipal Charles D. M a rsh df the Iiigli school announced th a t the build­ ing was open for inspection an d said that teachers and students have al­ ready pone to w o rk w ith enthusiasm aiicl good .spirit. T h e high school girls Jiang sig.ain, the entire audience sang “A merica” and the exorcises ended v'iih The benediction Rev, Charles DeAVoofly. Foi nn hour a f t e r the exercises, a Jiar.py people inspected th e building. [ T e a c h e rs w e re at their rooms am’ courteously receh ed th e ir guests and Erected In 1888, this stru c t^ e wu® destroyed by fire February 2, 1918. stood on the site now^ occupied by the ijuUivan Avenue School. for men and women. T h e auditorium is approached through a lobby in which are ti c k ^ office an d coat room It has a te r r a z a floor w ith yellow and green squares, m a k ing a p r e tty ef­ fect. This w ill answ e r the purpose of the high school fo r assem b ly and for dram a tic and o th e r w o rk. The w ing a t the north end of the building is set a p a r t on the first two floors fo r th e gym nasium . I t is a fine large airy room and is w ell adopted for the athletic w o rk of th e school. A rrangem e n ts have been m a d e so th a t the overhead p a r t of the equipm ent can be attached to the big steel g ir ­ ders th a t run crosswise, the gallery lias raised concrete seats. B a c k of ihe gym n asium is the office of th e idiysical director for boys and back stairs th a t leads to a locker room and show e rs. On the second floor on th e opposite side of this end of the gym ­ nasium Is th e office of the physical director fo r girls and their dressing booths an d showers, an d locker. The' gi'-mnasium is approached by a lobby w ith concrete flooring. In it are a coat room and a irophy case fo r the hoys expect to win new honors for the high school. To the extreme end is the parapliem a ''ia room . Going back to the auditorim n again we leave th a t departm e n t at ^le reay III.. £ito,i n chem ical laboratory, th e biologj* de- liartm ent. th e reem for phvsics, in ­ cluding a d a r k room fo r photography. A.mong these room s are paraphernalia rooms and che various departm e n ts are being w ell supplied for th e ir re­ spective purposes. T h e re are m o re class rooms and a SCENE AT CORNERSTONE LAYING The doro from this open.s to the jam to r 's office from which a flight of steps takes one to the boiler room , all cam e aw a y glad th a t the children in this, reinfo’-ced ccncerete co m p a rt- of I’ort Jervis are entitled to have | nu>nt hasn ’t anything combust- aiifl now have as good schools as the ible in it. not even the doors, arc two ch:ildi Hn of any other coiimiunity. j large boilers and the coru rete fonnda- Thc building will be open again tion for a third. There i.s a coal bin next T u e s d a y and Thursday evenings ‘ th.at will hold eight c irloads of coal, j The new- High school is three-story .md the room.s is covered w ith rein-1 stru c tu r e three hundred feet long and' forced concrete. It is really separate 66 feet deep in the center. I t has from the m.ain .structure and being two wi.ngs 58 feet wide and 117 feet Absolutely fireproof it is impo.ssible deep, which are used for the gym n a s- for the high school to .get on fire from ium an d the auditorium. th a t source. T h e building is faced w ith colonial T h e next two room s are Igrge airy brick w ith t e r r a co tta trim m ings. F o r - spaces for the vocational % o r k o t th e TS5S&?*-.: l i i 1 vin. Inspector M a rvin has given great deal of time to his w o rk and has been zealous in protecting the interests of the district. The grounds in fro n t have been leveled and cinders are being draw n for wide cem ent sidew alks. The rear-yard will also be beautified. ^ President James Gillinder has just laid the cornerstone with Edw*ard Yfial ►layer, John E* Bennet. France O. Wall.aee, Samuel M. Ouddehack and JdlKO| .A: . ,i , J

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