|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from
microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 4/21/1921.
Work on High School Begun
Following the meeting of the Board of Directors of the Calhoun County
High School Friday of last week, active work of the construction of the
big building on the South Side was commenced. At the meeting William
Holmes, an experienced builder from Xenia, Ohio, was employed by the Board
as construction foreman. A. Stump of Rocksdale, a member of the Board,
is also on the job, and the work of getting out stone is moving along swiftly
this week. In addition the steel beams and great loads of cement
for the concrete construction are being unloaded.
It is reported that P.Q. Shrake, who was in charge of the work last
year, will bring the machinery for moulding and burning brick here and
set up on the high school grounds for the manufacture of brick for the
high school and other buildings. In the event his product will pass
inspection and can be sold at a low enough price, it is probably the upper
part of the building will be constructed of brick instead of stone as was
We are informed that Mr. Shrake says he can burn and sell brick here
for $15 per thousand, which is considered a low price.