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SIX THE DAILY MAIL, HAGERSTOWN, MD.. SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 1949. The Doors Closed 38 Years Ago But Kee-Mar Memories Linger On Kee-Mar College, One-Time G i r I s' School, Renders · 100 Years Of Service. Stately trees surrounded the landscaped garden and Romanes oue style main hall of Kee-Mar Col- lege, Hagerstown's elegant private school for girls which ranked in prestige for almost 60 years. It excelled in the classical arts and for many years enjoyed an en- viable position in musical circles. The school's activities were con- sidered leading social events and especially popular were the ama- teur theatrical productions -- the first ever to be seen here. Wnile its doors have been closed tltice 1911, people from many states, as well as in Hagerstown and vicinity, remember with senti- ment the school's glorious past A past almost too renowned to die for until Very recently requests for catalogues and other pertinent in formation were received from all over the country. The idea or plan for an institu tton devoted to advanced education for girls was conceived sometime 1m the 1840's when a group of civk leaders in Hagerstown and ·vicinity »et out to establish a semi- nary 'tmder the auspices of the Lutheran church. A sum of $25,000 waa subscribed for the purpose of building and endowing such an Imitation. At a general meeting the sub- t)orib«*r» chose a board of trustees oontisting of 1C members, ten of wnom were to be members of the Lutheran church (including five regular ministers) and the remain- ing fve were subscribers who did *ot belong to the Lutheran denomi- nation. Aside from the subscribe/*, finan- cial rapport came from persona who desired to send, their daughters to ·4 tuition fee. In addition the board waa capable of receiving and holding gifts and donation! not to exceed an annual value of |10,- 000. " A eite waa selected at the "east- era extremity" of Antletam street la - Hagerstown, in 1848, and on July 10, 1852 the land was pur- chased for a sum of |1,400. On September 21,1863 the Hagerstown Female Seminary formally opened its doors. The building was designed by an accomplished architect from Balti- more and a noted "landscape gard- ener" from Philadelphia laid out the grounds. The Rev. C. C. Baugham of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Baltimore was appointed to be in charge. The enrollment the first year totaled 101 students who came from ten states, including Alaba- ma, Pennsylvania. Illinois. West FOR Th« A COLORFUL SEASON Spriitf Shoes art here in Navy, Green, Grey, Red. Sun Bronte, Sea Grape, Burnt Mocha, Tan. Black Suede and Black Patent Leather HIGH-- MEDIUM-- and PLAT HtCLt MATCHING HANDBAGS B «*ooaiTOiuA. me. The College Wagonette Students of Kee-Mar College, pictured above, in the college "Wag- onette." Photograph was taken September 30, 1907. Professor Shaw and daughter occupy the driver's seat and Miss Ruth SchwarU (Mrs. F. W. Crulkshank) is the young lady second from right in the first row. Picture was made available to the Daily Mall through the courtesy of the Misses Lottie, Emma and Gertrude Hess. 236 East Antletam street. The wagonette was built by their father, J. G. Hess, owner of the Hess Carriage Co., established in Hagerstown in 1890. Mr. Hes* was well known as a builder of fine carriages for private and com- mercial use. Many of his designs, such as the famed book wagon and the wagonette, marked an innovation In carriage building. sizeable share of the stock. A Virginia and Ohio. Notes In an old school pamphlet reveal that Annie E. Arts and Olivia M. McKee ot Hagerstown were amongst the first graduating class In 1857. As the years passed the seminary found itself in financial straits and the trustees applied to the General Assembly for an act to enable them to raise money or, failing that, to tell the property to meet obligations. A plan to this ef- fect was accordingly enacted Into the law, however, the Civil War in- terrupted further action. In 1863 the Rev. Baughman was succeeded by the Rev. W. F. Eyster as principal. The Rev. Eyster had been the Lutheran pastor at Jef- ferson from 1841 to 1844 and while he remained with the seminary he served as pastor of the Lutheran church at Smithsburg. When the Confederate soldiers marched through Hagers^own in 1863 the students were sent home and the seminary closed its doors for two years. During the battle ot Antle- tam the school was u*ed as a hos- pital, and for nine months during tho year 1865-1866 the Ml«»es Eve- lyn Mac and Kate Doolittle acted as principals. In 1865 a committee of the Mary- land Lutheran Synod was authoriz- ed to form a corporation of Luth- erans to purchase the seminary, hut the following year it wan an- nounced that the school had been purchased by "two good Luth- erans," Messrs. C. W. Humrichouae and J. C. Bridges, and that it would continue to function. Soon there- after Mr. Humrlchouse became sole owned and In 1878 he sort! the school and property to Dr. Cor- nelius L. Keedy. Thirteen years later Dr. Keedy re-named the school Kee-Mar Collie, combining the first three letters of his name and the first three letters ot Mrs. Kee- dy's maiden name. Marburjr. Dr. and Mrs. Keedy are fondly remem- bered for their tireless and strenu- ous effort to permanently estab- lish the school. But financial difficulties prevail- ed and in April. l!»oi. Dr. Koedy sold the property to Daniel W, Doub and Henry Holzapfel. Jr. The new owners incorporated the school under the laws of Maryland as the Kee-Mar College of Washington County. In IDOrt William C. Augrti- haugh purchased the stock held by Daniel W. Doub and at this time the late M. P. Moller invited In TO HEAR AND PLAY THE HAMMOND ORGAS Only with your own ears can you trulv judge the new Hammond Organ. For until you hear its magnificent beauty of tone, its vast range of expression, you cannot imagine that any musical instrument could bring you such rich, beautiful music. Not until you ourself touch the keys ran you reali/c that it is your own fingers which are calling forth these singing strings . . . brilliant brasses* . . . murmuring woodwinds, many others. Even unpracticed hands are soon at home on the Ham- mond Organ, the instrument of world-famed musicians. Promise yourself to come in and play it soon. No obli- gation, of course. The Hammond Organ, no larger than a spinet piano, is th« only organ which cannot fret out of tune. u 28-30 Summit Arc. board of trustees was organized with Henry Holtapfel as chair- man, and Dr. Humrichouse. Judge M. L. Keedy, M. P. Moller. George Oswald and Jacob Roessner. Un- der the board's direction the col- lege continued to function as a private school for young ladies. gome five years later the trus- tees agreed to relinquish the school and sold the buildings and proper- ty to the Washington County Hos- pital Association. Thus in 1911 the istltution was transformed to ren- der a new but equally glorious serv- ice to mankind. The original building still stands after 100 years of service. It wan remodeled in 1912 and further re- modeled in 1935. The nurses'. home on Antletam. street was built by Dr. Keedy and served as his resi- dence. Ktt-Mir Alumnae Association Although the college has been closed for 3$ years, the Alumnae Association IB still active In Hag- erstown. Notable amongst its acti- vities are the annual awards given to the high school. Since 1911 a Hum of |26 has been given to the library for the purchase of new muttlc books and In 1920 a scholar- ship of $50 was made available to a Junior girl of high standing In 1923 the aKftoclation announced it would give a prize of $10 to a member ot the sophomore class who made the most proRreM in English. Available records reveal that MisH Elaine Middlckauff was the first student to receive the Rcholarnhlp fund and Ml«s Kath- erlne Middtakaiiff was awarded the first English prize. Annual parties were held In the auditorium of the former college hut In 1941 the hospital took over th miditorium which marked the end of these events. Incidentally thr auditorium was completed In 1SIU and the graduating clans of that year was the flrnt group to u»e it, (An active tnemhcr'ol the inl ion was graduated wlih the approximately clans of '94). Today them Phone 1203 twelve active mrtnber* who perio- dically gather for meetings. The officers ar« Mr*. F. N. Hoffmeier. prrsident. Mr*. Leonard Kmtnort. firm vice iH-rsidrnt. Mrs. J. E. By- or* of Baltimore, second vice presi- dent. Mrs. (tror^e White, third vice president, Mrs, L. H. Meredith, treasurer. Mrs. S. Mitchell Fock- ler. secretary and Miss Alice Ed- ward*. corresponding secretarv. Local Student Will BeCapped M i s s Estelle Greenwold Completes Training As Red Cross Aid*. omans ' Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Avey, of Greensboro, N. C., announce the birth of a son, Craig Kendle, at St. Leo's Hospital in Greensboro. Mrs. Avey is the former Miss Bon- nie Gene Stahl, of this city. Mr. and Mrs. William B. Shrader, Jr., 214 North Potomac street, an- nounce the birth of a HOD, Michael Lynn on March 10 at the Washing- ton County Hospital. Mrs. Shrader is the former Miss Norma Lee Kas- tle, of Richmond, Va. Virginia (Ginger) Pear man, aged 3, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Pearman, Spruce street, is recup- erating at the Washington County Hospital following an appendec- tomy. U. Of Md. Band To Appear Here Hagerstown Kiwanis C l u b To Present College Con- cert Bond April 5. The Hagerstown Kiwanis Club is bringing the University of Maryland Conceit Band to Hagers- town on Tuesday. April 5, for two concerts in .the Hagerstown High School auditorium. One will be In the afternoon for pupils of the FRANK SYKORA various school* in Hagerstown and the county, the other in the eve- ning for the general public. The entire proceeds of the two concerts with the exception of a few dollars for the actual expenses of the band, will be used to fur- nish band instruments for the various schools in the city and county. The University of Mary- land, being a state institution, does not. of course, make any charge j for the band concerts. In sponsoring the concert. Paul! S. Shields, president of the club, announced that the Kiwanin Club was vitally aware of the value of William Griffith, 707 West Wash- ington street, is a patient at the Washington County H o s p i t a l where he underwent an operation. Ned F. firagunier who was recently released from the Wash- ington County Hospital, was re-ad- mitted yesterday. Her husband, who is also a patient at the -local hospital, remains the same. They are the parents of Mrs. C. M. Marks, West Wilson boulevard. Little Miss Roberta Hershey had her tonsils removed at the Wash- ington County Hospital yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. Stephen O. Krebs of Ann Arbor, Mich., will leave tomorrow at 8 a. m. by plane for Detroit after spending the past week visiting the former's mother, Mrs. E. O. Krebs, Oak Hill avenue, and his sister, Mrs. J. Robert Earley, South Potomac street. John K. Baker, Jr., 516 Reynolds avenue, who hag been ill, has suf- fered a replace and Is confined to his home, Samuel Adams, near Beaver Creek, has returned to work at the Academy Theatre after an ab- sence of three weeks due to illness. The Misses Jane Hershey and Mary Bester. students of George- town Visitation Convent, Washing- ton, D.C., are spending the week-end with their respective parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. Vinton Hershey, The Terrace and Mrs. Harold F. Bester, South Prospect street. Mrs. Faye Jaynes Reubush, this city, made the Dean's List at Bridgewater College, Virginia, by, attaining scholastic honors for the first semester of the current school year. Mrs. Reubush is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Jaynes, 20 North avenue. Her husband, C. B. Reubush, Jr., is at Penn Laird, Va. Charles Gilbert Stine. son of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Stine. 1136 Potomac avenue, made the Dean's List at Bridgewater College. Virginia, by attaining scholastic honors for the first semester ot the current school year. He s A commerce major at Bridgewater. Mrs. Samuel E. Lewis. Oak Hill avenue, has returned from a month's visit with her brother and sister-in-law. Major and Mrs. Harry L. Hagan. Baton Rouge, La. Mrs. Milton Porterfleld. Gull ford avenue, is a patient at the Wash- ington County Hospital where she underwent an operation yesterday. Little Marilyn Cower, daughter of Mr. and *Mr«. William Gower, Virginia avenue. Is recuperating from a fractured right arm, sus- tained in a fall. Mm. Julius Frlsch has returned to her home in Fountain Head bccn * patient. She will be con t o her hom * ; for ln next encouraidng muni? In our school* I Heights from Union Memorial and that the club is also aware of j »o«ptt«U Baltimore, where she has the fact that funds arc not always j available to provide the necessary j instruments, and it is with t h a t ; f h r c « pr fo » r thought in mind that the club I*' . . . ^ ~ bringing the noted band to Hatters- J AAlSS S t O U i l G r iS town. The admission charges for the concerts are -- school children's concert in the afternoon. 2« cents Including tax. and for the adult concert in the evening. $1.20 in- cluding tax. Tickets will be placed on sale at an early date, at vari- ous places throughout the city and j the announcement regarding same will be made within a few days. There are 70 members in the. band, which is conducted by Frank Sykora. director of instrumental music of the University of Mary- land. A United States citizen. Mr. Sykora is a native of Prague. Guest At Party A party was given recently hy Mr. and Mrs. \V. C. Stouffer. 1817 Heisterboro ro«d, in honor of the ISth birthday of their daughter. Charlotte. During the evening icroijp sing- ing and games were enjoyed by the after which refreshments served. Those attending were: Letitla Sprecher. T. F. Henson, Jane Will- so.1. Fred Rhodes, Elizabeth Roelke. William Sprigg To Give Recital Talented Organist To Be Heard In Recital Spon- sored By Guild. William Sprigg, talented young organist and instructor of music at Hood College. Frederick, will be heard in a recital sponsored by the American Guild of Organists, Cum- berland Valley Chapter, on Sunday, March 13, at 4 p. m. at St. Paul's Methodist Church. Mr. Sprigg has achieved distinc- tion as an organist and composer and his recital is anticipated with enthusiasm among music circles here. His program will include: Concerto In A Minor, Vivaldi; Chorale Preludes, Bach; Toccata in F Major, Bach; Fantasle" in F Minor, Mozart; Chorale Preludes, Brahms; Toccata, Mulet; As Now the Sun's Declining Rays, Slmonds; Sonatina, Sowerby. The public is cordially invited to attend. Ladies Chapter Plans _Visit Women Of The Moose To Participate In Highland- town Program Sunday. The Hagerstown Chapter of the Women of the Moose will journey to Highlandtown on Sunday, March 13, to participate in the "Sponsor's Day" program. Mrs. Motile Hall, Graduate Asso- ciate Regent, has been selected as "Queen for a Day," an award for having sponsored the greatest num- ber of members tor her chapter so far this year. Her four attendants will be Mrs. Marie Holden, Senior Regent of Hagerstown Chapter, Mrs. Charlotte Henson, recorder, Mrs. Mary Kretzer, treasurer and Mrs. Hazel Lowell, guide. The above co-workers have sponsored a greater number of candidates for their chapter than other co-workers of the chapters of the State of Maryland. « Mrs. Frances Baker, Sponsor chairman of Hagerstown Chapter, will make the presentation to the State Sponsor Chairman, Mrs. Fre- da Gentile of Highlandtowja Chap- ter. The buses for Highlandtown will leave promptly at 8:30 a. m. from in front of the Moose Home. Social service chapter night will be held on Thursday. March 17, with Mrs. Thelma Funk, chairman, in charge of the program. Girl, 11, Is Tern B«tw*tn Detire for Dip- loma and Lovo of Planet; H« Insists the Mutt Stop School and Marry Him Now-- ·r Loot Him Forever DEAR MARY HAWORTH: I am a girl-of 18, a senior in high school, scheduled to graduate four months from now, and the pros- pect means a groat deal to me. I enjoy school, get high marks, and I realize that a diploma is helpful in getting good jobs, I, am engaged to John, 24, a nice looking fellow, and we have many mutual friends. He is em- ployed by a transportation- com- pany here, but due to a slump in business he is being transferred to another territory, far distant from here. John wants mo to quit school now, so that we can be married and I can go with him. Other- wise it would be almost impos- sible for us to see each other for months at a time. Johns tayt K A Young Great Grandmother Not every woman can boast of being a nreat grandmother at the age of fifty-two, but Mrs. Anna DUtner, who resides at 145 Alex- der street, can do just that. ^ On Monday evening her grand- daughter, Mrs. Warren Tressler, of Ohiopyle. Pa., gave birth to twin sons born at the Connellsville Hos- pital and everyone is happy from Mommy to grandmommy to great grandmommy. Oh t yes. Poppy is happy, too. By the way. grandmother Shaw- ley (Mrs. Edward Shawley) is only thirty-two years of age. Bill Stouffer. Gwen Wilson. Piper, Charlotte Bare, Bud Hen- Ciechoslovakia. He is a violin-1 drickson. Betty Shank, Charles cellist and a graduate of the Im- j r 4O wers. Mary Louise Rhodes. Boh Russian Conservatory of j Luthe r, Catherine Hendrickson. Before coming to Maryland.! Don Bare Joanne Kreh Harold Mr. Sykora was a director of in- j Was tler. Charlotte Stouffer, Bill strumental music at Florida State j SHok Mr and Mrg R R StO uffer. perial Kiev. of 922 Terrace, will he formally capped j of t h e hcst women Im]sica , as an official Red Cross Nurses' Aide with 26 other Duke Universi- ty coeds Tuesday niftht, March 15, in the Duke Hospital amphitheater. A senior at Duke, Miss Green- wald is majoring in Spanish. Capping follows completion of 79 hours of theoretical trainins j plus 45 hours of practical experi- ence in Duke Hospital wards. Sponsored by the Durham Coun- ty Red Cross in co-operation with Duke Hospital's nursing staff, the program is desicned to provide trained volunteer assistants to graduate nurses as well a* provide Duke students an opportunity to learn community service and to practical training. or- ganizations in the United States. The concert hand, which will present a diversified program at both concerts, will feature a com- position, "Cameo Overture," writ- ten by Dr. Peter Buys, Haters- town's well known hand leader, I and Doctor Buys will )«» the Mr. t Peace." conductor for this number. i Included in the band are sev-) eral boys from Washington Coim-! ty. including Charles R Huyett, ] baritone saxophone; Donald R. i Lighter, trombone, and Edward A. j Wareham, drums. Bread that is buttered before toasting xinder the broiler makes unusuallv delicious toast. BE SURE! If your SINGER* Sewing Ma- chine needs repair* play saft ^call w*. Then you can be ·tire of SIMOCft WMOfV *ffnpfcf* Written e»f tmofe /*rnwfc*rf in /or your mpprovoL Repair Olh«r Make* to*! *. Potomac SINGER t«4* WAGAMAN CO D R Y C L E A N E R S U4 NoHfc P ** ^^ «9tVtJSJV · 4HT PICK UP wrf DELIVERY SEftVlCE I love him enough I will marry hHm now; also, that'he wants me now or never; and it's up to me to choose. If he goes without me, that ends the engagement. Girl's Family . Likes The Man We are very much in love and I would hate to lose him; - but on the other hand I think it would be a shame to quite school now. I would miss all the fun and ex- citement of graduaton, I would lose my diploma, and I might become a topic of scandal. I've been here long enough to know how scandal starts; and I'd hate that as much for John as for myselt Is it selfish of mo to want to graduate, which would give me at least a chance to enter businoss school, or get a fairly good job, if John is ever out of^work? Tho way I feel I am just trying to "insure" myself for the future; but John's ideas are different I am sure my parents would con* sent to our marriage now, for they and my brothers approve of John; but I feel the need of good sound advice, since the decision teems to be up to me. Please answer soon, as tme is gettng ishort C. K. Man Has Little Faith In Himself^ Dear C. E.i Ability to tee ti- thing through Is thejfhallmark of;' mature character. Thus I respect your steady disposition to stay in school until your diploma is in the bag --a useful certificate when seeking good jobs or going after higher education. John's high pressure tactics are wrong, and suggest to me that he has little confidence in his Im- mediate future, and is trying to sign you on the dotted line before he finds himself "on his uppers," maybe, with no visible meant of support to offer. I think tho business slump and job transfer to a new set*up have hint scared; that he doesn't know what's coming next, whether he will make the grade or be "let out" if 4he company continues to tighten its belt; and that he wants to take you along, to help keep hit chin up, while he trios his luck in the new territory. Don't turrtndar T» Hit Ultimatum John'* "now or never" ultimatum certainly isn't a manly dicker. Neither is it fairminded. Actually it amounts to bullying you about a matter in which your stand is ab- solutely right When you see a bully, you see a chap who isn't sure of himself; who lacks valid conviction of real personal worth; who feels he can't win on merit, by civilised rules, hence resorts to force Instead of behaving with honor when ob- stacles to satisfaction confront him. And it seems your friend John is that type of fellow, who would give you the same rough deal throughout, if you let aim lead you by the nose now. Instead of trying to rush yom tato marriage, when a shift of employ- ment is loomng, John ought to 01- plor* the new territory, get "set" In his Job and ataks out m yttot to live, before he Mks yom to fo there at hit wife. And that ible procedure should take Jtjot about fou/months--provided lie's able to do it at all. But It he «ant tee it that way, my advice ia to let him go forever--because ao simply isn't good enough lor you. M. H. afar? Baworth jsoMselt ^ferovv* The nsr colmnn,not 0y mail or _ Interview, writ* hot ia ear* Daily (Co Mail. ^ ht tfce ashia Kins; rton r*a Persons discharged from tho Wasttingtao County Hospital yes- terday wore: Stephen M. Jmith, Hagerttown, "route Mason F. Long, Jr., 674 .Pennsylvania ave- nue; John W. Smith, 25 High street; Mrs. John E. Bishop, Han- cock; Mrs. Harold Riser, Security; Fay L. Cavender* Williamsport; Richard T. KWwell, 433 Carrolton avenue; Jane M. Harsh, Greencas- tle; Mrs. Paul B. Reed and Infant son, Big Pool. Social , ttuattotut SITUATION: A man sees bis hostess start to act up a bridge table or move a chair. WftONQ WAY: Me lets her §£ ahead and do it herself. HIQHT WAY: He g*ts up and aaya, "Let me 4o tnat" Fifth Lecture Is Slated Sunday "Let's Do Less for Youth" will he the subject of the talk by G. How- land Shaw tomorrow evening at the ballroom of the Hotel Alexander at 8:30 o'clock. The problem of juvenile delin- quency has been often discussed but there are few men go well equipped by training and experi- ence to offer a sound appraisal as G. Howland Shaw. The talk tomorrow evening will be the fifth in the series of lectures on the Sunday Night Forum spon- sored hy the St. Mary's Catholic Church. On April 10 William Henry Chamberlin will conclude the lee-1 . ,..,.., ture series with a discussion o n ! College where he organized and led j Mrg Robm Sw i gn er, Virgil Moser! "The Soviet Union and World the famous .Apiece Rjrls' band o f , ,,,,,, ,,, .,,,, Mrs w c St0 uffer. MONDAY! The Boston Grand Opera Co. Present* LaTraviata . .he Lady of HM Oun«llU*) Great .Love itory Qlerleue Muaie Dumat* ·reet Leve ·very VereTe Meet Glorioue Music Llvln§ Performance,-- »rl|liaiit Caet -- Large Oreheatra Mon., March 14,1949 - 8:30 P.M. Hageratown High School Auditorium Hagcratown, MauryUnd Ticket* Available At Moller Music Store 41 South Potomac Stroet Front OrclnttraTick**. 13.00 «ach,T«* Sad. Balcony Tkketa . . . . . . . . . $MO «*eh,Tax fed. Rear Orche.tra Ticket. $1^0 *«h, Tarn Inel.

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