Big Hershey Estates to Go to Industrial School

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Big Hershey Estates to Go to Industrial School - c, Go To Industrial School Hershey, Sept. 15....
c, Go To Industrial School Hershey, Sept. 15. Most of the prdperty owned in Hetshey by M. S. Hershey. the -"chocolate king." is to be transferred formally within the next few weeks as a permanent foundation for the ttershey industrial school, It was iearnftd yesterday from authentic feoufces. . Ex(-.epted only from the foundation will be the private residence of Mr. .Hershey and his incorporated business business interests, namely the chocolate company, the traction company and the Hershey- trust company. The amoiirtt of the proposed foundation Is estimated roughly to be approximately approximately $2,000,000. ' The big estates will be managed, it is said, by the board of trustees of the Industrial school, of which Mr. Hershey is president. The nine members are appointed by the chocolate chocolate manufacturer. The same men conduct the Hershey trust company and are Mr. Hershey's business advisors. advisors. iO,OOO Acres of Fivrm linnd. . Mr. Hershey could not be reached "last night to confirm the apparently well founded report, but it is understood understood that tho revenues from the property have been handled since the first of the month on the name " basis as if the transfer of the deeds actually had been made. '. Chief, of the property parcels to be turned over to the school are the big farms which have made Mr •Hershey the .argest farm owner in Dauphin county and one of the largest In central Pennsylvania. Thore are approximately 10.00C acres of farm lands .or about 100 farms in the transfer,, it is said These lands are valued at conslder- ablv more than a million dollars and are used principally to supply milk for the manufacture of chocolate The milk will be bought by the chocolate company from tho boarc of trustees of the school when the transfer is made. In Hershey the largest item to be included in the transfer is the Her shey store company. A large amount of real ^estate within the limits of the town also is listed fo the transfer to the. proposed foun dation. To Enlarge tho School Plans for enlarging the school which is situated about a mile out side the town limits of Hershey have been made and it is said tna formal announcement of the transfer transfer has been withheld until the arrangements arrangements for" the new school can be completed. There are • sixty children in the institution- now and thirty more will be admitted this The' school was opened -about eight years age for orphaned children children between the ages of 4 and is vears. The children of Dauphin and Lancaster countifcs are given prefer' prefer' enco and after them children from ' tho state and then the country at large Some 800 acres of ground were included by Mr. Hershey in the school's original foundation. When the transfer is finally made, the school will have one of the largest largest foundations of. any similar institution institution in the country. decided several months ago to add another unit of twea*? bdys." - 1 0,OOO OoleUS Planted. Ten thousand coleus have been put n tot stock from which cuttings -will be taken on March 1, 19 It. This preparation ehowa how extensively Hans are under way for the greater leautiftcatlon of Herthey next year. Coleus plays a big part In Hor-hey's Hor-hey's color schemes. The shrub Is native of Asia and Africa and the arieties here are derived from the perennial found In Java. Nothing Is Iner than its exquisite leaf coloring. The brilliant and variegated foliage makes possible the superb bed and border effects found in Hershey and the success achieved :neans a much arger ur.e of the plant next year. Coleus are easily propagated by the uttings of the new growth planted In small pots in moderate Heat. By striking the cuttings early in the Spring bushy and compact plants are secured. The autumn flowers are coming on. In the Mansion Greenhouse are 8 no chrysanthemums that promise to be the finest ever seen in Hershey. The Japanese Easter lily bulbs for the Easter flower show have beell received and the tulips and other bulbs are ordered from Booshop, Holland. Holland. The expectation Is that the Easter show will surpass that of 1916. Over 10,000 plants and blooms wtll be shown and there will be some novelties. ; Mrs. Snavely's Accident. There is much sympathy for Mrs. Frank B. SnaVely, who met with a painful accident while getting off a street car this week. An ankle ligament ligament was sprained and while the 'Injury 'Injury is not dangerous it will bo some time before she fully recovers from it. of Just for of The regular meeting of the John Elder Men's Bible class of the Dorry Presbyterian church was held at the home of R., V. Owen, Jr., Monday evening. Properties Sold This Morning By Sheriff Strupp i Sheriff H. P. Strupp this morning, morning, at his office, in the court house, sold two Lebanon county properties to satisfy executions: John H. Rlttle, of Annville, purchased purchased the Mary B. Nace property, a one and one-half story frame dwell- ng on Church street, Annville, for $800. E. W. Miller, esq., was the attorney. Story Mr. Hershey. In reference to the report concern- Ing the Hershey Industrial School, the following statement was made from Hershey: "The report is incorrect and unauthorized. No moneys hav;e ( been discussed and no plan has been fixed, As a matter of. management a cl'oser organlza- , tion of various interests here is being made, but ttie work will not be completed for sometime. The change of system will put the enterprises, with exceptions of present corporations, into two main groups, the factory and its departments being one, and the Hershey Industrial School, and certain farm and town interests being fhe other. What will grow out of thjs rearrangement when completed, remains to be determined, but so far there has been no conclusion because the work of organization is still gc-ing on. Mr. Hershey has always said he would strengthen the Industrial School, and he J. Amos Z. Miller, of this city, purchased purchased the Light property, a two- story brick .dwelling on the northwest northwest corner of Tenth street and North alley, this city, for $2,850. H. Rank Bickel, esq., was the attorney. L. J. Gilbert was the auctioneer. Completed List of Applicants for Naturalization Deputy Prothonotary A. K. Mills has made up the list of applicants for naturalization who will appear before Judge C. V. Henry oh Tuesday, Sept 26. Miss Whitman to Assume ^Position At Mount Airy Miss Clare Whitman, daughter of Mr and Mrs. William Whitman, of 425 North Fifth street, left on Friday Friday for the Mt. Airy Institution for the Deaf and Dumb, at. Philadelphia, and where she will become a teacher of the children of the institution. She is talented and capable, and has all the other necessary qualifications to make her a valuable assistant in tho institution. She has the best wishes of a large number of friends for success success and promotion: Miss Whitman is the daughter of one of the best known and most popular members of the Rescue Fira Company. , of

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  1. Lebanon Semi-Weekly News,
  2. 18 Sep 1916, Mon,
  3. Page 5

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