Exeter School destroyed by fire, January 8, 1943

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Exeter School destroyed by fire, January 8, 1943 - Exeter Loses $50,000 School Plant By Fire...
Exeter Loses $50,000 School Plant By Fire Thursday Night, Jan. 8 JIJSFOIlTt'NE struck lh thriving community of Klrr Thursday Bight of Ut nk when lh F.eter achool building, a two utorjr tirlrk building of 14 rooms. Including Uic mixlnrn biwmcot rooms, burned, Kp(rr bad taken special pride In ber n-hools and had mor than fifty thousand dollari Invested In thrlr school plant, on of the brut In Iho fount of a (own lit !. Insuranco covoraso amounted to 117.000. Arrangement have been made for tho school to carry on by the use of other buildings In the town. "Wo r considering plana for rebuilding our achool plant," John C Kllston, Exeter banker, atated Friday." Our Insurance, while not a largo amount, will bit a nucleus building fund," he aald. Tbe fire occurred about the midnight hour. No one knowa definitely Just how It originated. It may have happened from a abort electric, circuit. It could have resulted from an overheated furnace. It wu Impossible for citizens of Exeter to Ret the fire under control with the facilities at hand. The Cassvlllo fire department waa called but there not being a water-worka sylerri to make how altarh-menta at Eeter, Caaavllln had nothing available but hand chemicals and l lie fire waa loo strong (or thi-m to bo of any advice. The plant whlrh burned waa a roan It of thfro different building operation, replacing Die old frame achool which burned In HIS That year bonda were voted and the flrnt unit of the plant waa built. In 1934 the plant waa further Im proved. In 1938 additional bonda were voted for a WPA project. With tbla project the plant waa greatly enlarged and made modern In every respect, giving Exeter a plant ol which ahe had a right to feel rroud The Ions lucludea all of the school eiiulpmenl except thai which waa taken from one room. The achool library, achool book, type writers, tablea and other fixtures and the booka of high achool students which were owned by the individual tudrnta all together total quite a mini. H. A. Tlowman la Superintendent of the Exeter schools. on teacher. a

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  1. Cassville Republican,
  2. 15 Jan 1942, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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