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ANDARD "% Vol XIII CARMEL, INDIANA, FRIDAY, flARCH 18, IQ21 No. 34 I A HOME EMI k (Continued from last week). In connection with the article in last week's Standard relative to small towns, of course we would say Carmel does not come under the "Gopher Prairie" class. We have cement sidewalks, shaded streets, electric lights, telephone service, public library and many other public conveniences, that the novelists could not mention, in his description of the "Gopher Prairie" class of small towns. Yet proud of our town, as we are, can it be made better? Can we make it so much more attractive to "outsiders" that they wili want to move here? If so, then Carmel, like a rolling wet snow ball thereafter, would continue to grow until the dreams of our hopes have been materialized, when Carmel is a "North Side" residential suburb of Indianapoh>,all modern conveniences. Very few new houses have been built in Carmel during the last few years, but nearly all those who built, included a private water works system, that they might enjoy the comforts of * modern home. The heavy expense and care of a private water plant, is prohibitive to many, therefore if our town could grow to a size that would necessitate a town water works and sewage System, every member of the populace would be a benefactor. Agreed that we want a larger town, Now why don't our town grow faster? Let's lay all our cards on the table. Is our town inviting and attractive? Do the paint dealers do a good business in Carmel? Can travelers going through Carmel via Interban or sutomoble see unpleasant sights, such as "rickety and unsightly, unpaint- ed barns and other buildings? One Carmel club woman interviewed, said what Carmel needed was a coat of paint. In connection with this suggestion, we are reminded of a town between Frankfort and Lafayette. Ind., about the size of Carmel called Mulberry, and "nicKnamed" by the traveling public as "Spotless town (not an unpleasant name to be sure)." When you approach Mulberry either by Interurban or Railroad, it seems every barn, house and shed has been painted. Even most all roofs have been painted. This, all harmonioing with the well kept lawns and premises makes it deserving of the flattery "Spotless Town." Two Carmel business men interviewed, thought one of tbe greatest needs of the town was a coliseum, managed by broad minded men, and men not of the "Gopher Prairie" type. They thought the building should not be erected as a "theatre" or neither as a "church," but to be used by the community for aU purposes, consistent with law auddecensy. In other words to be in conformity with the definition of coliseum. Four club women and six busi ness men thought Carmel's greatest need is a sewage system, whereby the town would have good drainage, as well as providing the nucleus for water works and modem homes. < Another man suggested improved streets. One man thought we should have a better lighting and electric contract, even if we had to attach to the Indianapolis plant. A good many thought we were in constant need of business rooms to improve our business part of town as well as providing rooms for new business. Nearly all that made mention of new business rooms, suggested that they should be built fire proof ana two story, so they would be consistent with the kind of a as that many women, said they thought Willow street should be opened ail the way through town, from the north corporation line tothesouth. The "jog' taken out of the east curb line on the north end of street, so people would drive on both sides of the street. They said if Willow street was opened from the Interurban station south to corporation line, then that thoroughfare would soon build up with beautiful homes, and eliminating the unsightly "appearances" the traveling public is compelled to witness at the present time, as they pass through Carmel. Some of them mentioned the fact that a stranger's first impression of Carmel might be the most lasting. f Hence tbe need for the opening, business district people are not|imProvin« and beautifying of ashamed of. Years ago "Main \ Wlilow sfcreet: street in Gopher Prairie" only) demanded one story business rooms, but it seems that Carmel had such growth end enlightenment in recent years, that its citizenship now demands sightly, two story business blocks, according to the interviews given. Four men that were interviewed, thought one of the greatest needs for Carmel is a Commercial club. A club that would look after the civic betterment of the town as well as acting iu an advisory capacity to the town board. Most public officials, like members of the town Boyd Jones, of Bloomington, will deliver the address entitled "The Life Worth While." Mr. Jones , comes more highly recommended than any commencement sjpeaker ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ we have had. m- t_ 1 « tnonm • The Senior class this y*a* iM Tne school y3ar of 1920-21 is the large8t cla88 in thd hiat0ry coming to a cxse. there being.of Carmel High Sahooi> tJw only two week*, more for the | number twenty4wo, 6leYgn ^ grades and b.x weeks for the and eleven gitUk Their MVeMge board,' like to be governed by the | P**™^ now, wishes of a majority of their constituents. Hence a good commercial club is a welcome asset to a town council. The proprietor of Carmel's largest retail store (we promised not to publish names of those giving interviews in this article), said he thought one of the best things tbat could be done to help Carmel, would bj for the business interests of Carmel to all advertise their business extensively (naturally when he said that, we felt as though flowers were being thrown at our feet) This Carmel business man, who advocated advertising, is a living, acting example of what advertising can do. He has always spent more money for advertising in the Carmel Standard, than any other four retail stores in Carmel combined. He believas in going out after the business. He believes that business can be brought to Carmel from a radius of many miles, through advertising. What is the result? His wagons can be seen delivering furniture, hardware, etc., to all parts of Hamilton county and parts of Marion county. He advertises so extensively that his business got so large, that he had the buying power to compete with Indianapolis and Noblesville in price and service. Having at least the equal, if not better than competitive prices, he continued to advertise, and as a result, we believe you rrill agree with us, when we say his business now will total more per annum, than an> other four retail stores in Carmel, who do not appropriate money for advertising purposes. This prosperous advertising business man, said he thought that if more Carmel business men would advertise, a great deal more business could be brought to Carmel. The advertiser knows no boundary lines. One man, thinking of the future for Carmel, as well as pres- J ent needs, suggested that theN town should buy the Mofiit grove, south of Carmel, to be used for park burposes. This should be done in the near future he said, while the beautiful trees are still standing, and the ground available. He said this was the only place left within walking distance of Carmel, logical for park purposes. Wouldn't it be fine if all these suggestions could be carried out at once? We. all know they can't, but if we all commence perhaps we can enjoy some of them, and the next generation all of them. Let's not be too critical of the town board, for we know the town's finances are limited. However each property holder can appoint themselves a committee of one to keep their property in presentable shape. A commercial club could be organized to look after the civic betterment of the town, and to assist the town council. Organization, that's it; all working for the many things Carmel needs. Let's give a glad hand to any and all "live wires" who show a tendency to help lead I in such matters. If . we are broad enough to do this, the results are easily obtained. [To be continued next week, with an article containing suggestions of prominent non-residents (giving their names,) who have been here.] Lyceum Course Don't forget the last number of the American Legion Lyceum Course, Friday evening March 18. The Pierces will give the evenings entertainment, consisting of character sketches from well known books and literature. If you wish one real evening of pleasure and amusementjt will be here. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lineham, of Indianapolis, ^ere the week end guests of Mr. and Mrs. P. Jeffries. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Coffin were additional guests on Sunday. Mrs. Leonard Slater of Greenwood was a week end guest of his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. L. N. Slater and daughter Emma. Mr. and Mrs. Orland Miller, of Indianapolis, were the dinner guests of Mrs. Alma Furnas last Some four or five men as well Sunday. High School. Arrangements and plans for the school functions that come during the closing weeks of the school term are being completed as rapidly as possible. This week is the time for the final examinations for the grades. The questions for this test are sent out by the State authorities and cover the last half of the year's woric. The grades made on this help to determine whether the child will be promoted or not. The indications are that -some will be retained. Saturday, March 19, the annual Diploma examinations for the eighth grade will occur. This year they will have to take an examination in only four subjects,— Arithmetic, Grammar, Reading and History. The grades in the other subjects are made from the work done during the winter. There are twenty- one pupils in the eighth grade this year, fifteen of whom are expected to get through successfully. On Friday and Saturday nights March 25 and 26, at the Library, the Juniors will give their class play entitled, "The District Attorney." The play is a high class production and the caste of characters is strong and no doubt it will be successfully presented. Two hundred tickets will be sold for each night. The holder of a ticket is assured a chair for the evening. Invitations are being sent out by Mrs. Commons to the children who will start to school for the first time next year. They will be the guests of the primary room at a party to be held Friday April 1. We have tried to get the names of all the children in the vicinity but may have missed some. AH'children are wanted whether they receive an invitation or not. The purpose of the party is to let the little folks get acquainted and then it wont be so hard for them next September. The County Field meet and Oratorical contest will be held at Noblesville Saturday, April, 23. Carmel will be represented in the Field meet and also in the Oratorical Contest. Paul Hargitt will deliver the oration for Carmel. The Seniors are working on their play which will probably be given during the lsst week of school. They have promised to do better than they did last year and such a promise means a play above the average. The last day for the grades will be April 4. They will not be in session all day but will come in the afternoon to get their reports. The Baccalaureate services will be held at the M. E. church Sunday. May 1 at eight o'clock. Rev. Hargitt has been chosen to deliver the sermon and the High School will furnish the music. The Commencement will be held in tbe Friends Church Wednesday night May 4. The Rev. J. scholarship as a Class ranks very high and no doubt they will live up to their motto when they play the game of life. Their motto is "If we rest, we rust." The Class roll is as follows: Margaret Bond, Oma E. Brown, Clarence A. £Carson, Curtis J. Collins, Armon C. Dawson, Elmer L. Day, Marion Duzan, ri. Margaret Follett, Joseph S. Haines, Blanche Hinshaw, Imo A. Hoover, Lorena V. Hunt, Archie L. Kinzer, Dorotha Myers, Florence Pursel, Doyle Ramsey, A. Lloyd Randall, Hildred M. Rayle, Velma M. Repass, James A. Rigle, Ruth C. Sheets, Leonard L. Williamson. Mattsville Crossi Mr. and Mrs- Frank Harvey. Sr. and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Harvey Jr. and daughter Gertrude spent Sunday at University Heights the guests of their son and wife Mr. and Mrs. Walter Harvey and Mrs. L. L. Fisher and family. Mr. and Mrs. Will Brattain were the guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brattain at Eagletown, Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. James Daniels and son Karl, of Logansport, are making an extended visit with Mr. and Mrs. W. 0. Morrison and other relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Emery, of Castleton, were week end guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Parsley, .Mrs. Ervin Moulton spent Friday and Saturday with her mother. Mrs. L, L. Fisher and family Mr. and Mrs. Walter Harvey at University Heights. Miss Kate Mason and Miss Edith Eldridge, of Indianapolis, spent the week end at the home of Miss Mason. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Millikin and babas, of Broad Ripple were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Eben Applegate. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Darr and daughter Marion . who have been spending the winter in Indianapolis have returned to their home here Thank You Dr. K. C. Hershey, who is al Vero, Fla., has shipped some of his friends here boxes of fruit. Among the favored ones are C. Y. Foster and Son and Roberts and Patty. We take this opportunity to thank Dr. Hershey for his thoughtfulness and kindness to us and assure him that his kindness is much appreciated. In a letter to us he states that the Carmel colony at Vero is enjoying the wonderful climate and especially Miss Betty has excellent health. An article is also promised soon for publication, Mrs. Noah Sell, of Wasco, was the guest last week of her daughter and husband Mr. and Mrs. Earl Daniels and Jack Sells. Miss Geneva Hinshaw was a Sunday guest of Miss Emm*. Slater.
|Title||1921-03-18 Carmel Standard|
|Serial Title||Carmel Standard (Carmel, Ind.)|
|Volume & Issue Numbers||Vol. 13, No. 34|
|Description||8 p. ; 48 cm.|
Hamilton County (Ind.) -- Newspapers
Carmel (Ind.) -- Newspapers
|Publisher||Indiana Associated Weeklies (Carmel, Ind.)|
|Owning Institution||Carmel Clay Historical Society|
|Digital Publisher||IUPUI University Library|
Hamilton County History
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