|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from
microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 7/15/1926.
Corner Stone Ceremonies
The corner stone of the new grade school building on High street was
laid Friday afternoon of last week by the West Virginia Grand Lodge of
Masons. A.G. Mathews, on behalf of the local board of education,
invited the Masonic fraternity to participate in the ceremonies in a brief
but fitting address. The Lodge then carried on with the beautiful
ritual of the order. Music for the occasion was furnished by a special
choir of the town's best singers and a brass band hurriedly recruited by
Director Arlan G. Burns.
In the receptacle in the corner stone were placed a number of articles
Penny, by Dr. J. Lawrence Taylor; Dime, Mrs. Mollie Poling; Roster Local
Board of Education, Miss Lenna Proudfoot; Roster High School Faculty, Marvin
Cooper; Liberty Loan Medal, Mrs. Edna Stump; Dime, C.E. Garretson; Masonic
Coin, Dr. Ray C. Morford; Penny, Mrs. Aletha Morford; Penny, Miss Pearl
McCormick; Copy of The Calhoun Chronicle, July 8, 1926, R.L. Hamilton;
Copy of Grantsville News, July 9, 1926, L.W. Stalnaker,; Photo of Bank
of Grantsville, C.A. Jarvis; Bank Book, Calhoun County Bank, Gay Stalnaker;
Savings Passbook, Calhoun County Bank, F.F. McCoy; Five Cent Coin, Watt
W. Stump; Photo of Children, Roche C. Hall; Coin, L. John Fogle; Key to
Masonic Building, Foster Johnson; Buffalo Nickel, Hagan T. Francis; Lincoln
Penny, Coda A. Morrison; Coin, Erra Stump; Photograph, L.L. Ball; Photograph,
Jack Hamilton; Photograph, Lorentz C. Hamilton; Victory Loan Medal, Jerome
A. Francis; Coin, Lyle S. Ayers; Pencil, Clarence O. Bower; Masonic Text
Book, William J. Ayers; New Testament, Homer V. Jackson, Asa Maze, L.J.
Morris, T.C. Cain and Dyer Waldo; Photograph, Miss Nettie Stump; Clippings,
Mrs. Albert Stump.