Greensburg Daily News from Greensburg, Indiana on August 2, 1965 · Page 6
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Greensburg Daily News from Greensburg, Indiana · Page 6

Greensburg, Indiana
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Monday, August 2, 1965
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IF PAPER IS MISSED- CALL 663-3114 GREENSB URG DAILY NEWS Section Two Greenshurg, Ind., Monday, Aug. 2, 1965 New Administration Building Dedicated at Y Camp Planned as the "nerve center" of a $250,000 proving ground for youth, a new administration building at Indiana YMCA Flat Rock River Camp was dedicated .Sunday afternoon. The new camp facility is located a short distance west of the camp dining room and recreational center at the camp, which serves some 2,000 young people and adults annually. The new one-story frame structure, 47 by 34 feet in size, was the gift of Mr. and Mrs. C Bruce McConnell of Indianapo lis, representing an outlay for youth service of $12,500. Mr. am Mrs. McConnell, unable to be present at the dedication, were among the original supporters at the camp project of the Indianapolis YMCA at the time ol its inception in 1946. THIS EMBLEM tells you that we are in a position to render any type of banking service. Call on us any time we may be of assistance in any way. USE OUR DRIVE- UP WINDOW GET $25 TO $1,000 For Current Expenses and Past Due Bills SEE HOMETOWN FINANCE FOR NEEDED CASH One day, confidential service. Payments arranged to fit your budget. STOP IN OR JUST PHONE 662-7891 REX PRATT, MANAGER Taylor Bldg. 208 East Main St. NEWS FOR HOG FEEDERS WE ARE MAKING A Special Off-Car Price ON ALL PURINA HOG CHOWS DURING $ FAIR WEEK DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE $ $ $ $ $ Stop by our tent and place your order for Hog Chows while attending the Fair, or see us at any one of our 3 outlets. THIS OFFER GOOD FAIR WEEK ONLY DECATUR COUNTY CO-OP GREENSBURG LETTS CLARKSBURG LOW COST PRODUCTION... the reason why more farmers feed PURINA And, it represented realization of a dream for John R. Piper, camp director, Mrs. Piper and members of their family, serving as home for the Piper family with space allotted for office duties and storage. The structure has a full basement and is modern throughout. Finished in vertical Western cedar in keeping with the camp color scheme of brown and yellow, the new building is used for the camp office and living quarters of five rooms for Mr. and Mrs. Piper, their son, Bobby, and their daughter, Carol. It also provides two public restrooms. Piper has served as camp director for 10 years. $15,000 Addition The total cost of. the new structure is estimated at $15,000, as Morris Franklin, a member of the 23-member board of management of the Flat Rock Youth Camp, provided additional assistance in his role as contractor. W. Frank Parrish Jr., of Indianapolis, chairman of ;the board of management for the youth camp, presided at the dedicatory service, held at 3:30 p. m. in. the dining room and recreational lodge. He commended Piper for his services in maintenance, development and beautification of the camp. Piper, who offered the invocation, voiced appreciation to the board for development of the administration building and iiome for his family, stating that it will serve as a medium for improvement of operations. Fred C. Tucker Jr., president of the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, cited the new administration building as a significant improvement, paying tribute to Mr. and Mrs. McConnell for making it possible. He commended Earl H. Schmidt, chairman of the YMCA Board of Directors and a member of the board of management for his long interest in the camp. Tucker stated that while the YMCA of Greater. Indianapolis has a substantial investment in plant, there is a greater intangible .value in its service to youth. i Story of Camp A member of the original group which planned a camp for he YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, Schmidt characterized :he camp development as a fascinating story. With a desire to establish a youth camp, the planning committee in 1946 visited numerous potential sites in Southern Indiana, Schmidt declared. The Flat Rock site, finally selected, had numerous advantages, he said. These included: Its location 40 miles from Indianapolis; an iso- ated area amid a scenic woodland; a stream and a lake; a mess hall and a farm home, which had been previously constructed. Stating that the board of management has followed a policy of consistent improvement, he added that the initial cost of land, additional buildings and a water and sewage system formed an outlay of about $100,000. He said that Indianapolis citizens generously supported the YMCA in this project. . A major improvement to the camp was made in 1956, Schmidt added, in provision for the swimming pool. This was included in a capital funds campaign of the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis. Now the association at Indianapolis, he stated, has a total in- — Daily News Photo. New concrete porch and potio hove been poured around the recreation lodge and mess hall overlooking the lake at the YMCA Camp. ••.--.• — Daily News Photo. New administration building at YMCA Camp was dedicated Sunday. It is finished in Vertical Western cedar and is used for the camp office and living quarters ; for the camp director and his family. i vestment of $250,000 in the youth projects was the pouring of a and mess hall; overlooking .the facility on Flat Rock. He expressed gratitude for the gift of ?12,500 by Mr. and Mrs. McConnell. Schmidt said that important service in construction has been provided by Piper and camp counsellors, aside from their usual camp duties. Parrish directed the dedication ceremony, which was concluded by the dedicatory prayer, offered by E. O. Hill, general secretary of the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis. John Reed, assistant camp director, was also introduced. He has served in this capacity for several years. The recipient of his master's degree at Ohio University in June, he will be a teacher at Indianapolis in the fall. Reside at Camp While Mr. and Mrs. Piper claim Danville as their residency, they spent a major portion of their time at the Flat Rock Youth Camp. Piper reported a current enrollment of 161 boys at the camp. Following the dedicatory ceremony punch and light refreshments were served by Mrs. Francis Peck and Mrs. Mabel Richey of the Moscow community. As pointed out at the dedication, Piper holds the title of camp director. But, he operates all phases of camp development, including maintenance and improvement, in addition to complete supervision of the camping program.. One of the latest improvement 75-foot long concrete porch and a 45-foot concrete patio around the 60xlOO-foot recreation lodge lake and 270 feet of concrete around the south end of the lake. The Indianapolis YMCA Flat Rock River Camp, which is completely self-supporting through camp fees and donations by appreciative patrons, is owned and operated by the Indianapolis YMCA board of trustees. It is one of nine Y branches serving the Greater Indianapolis area. The camp, however, is open to youth groups throughout the state providing reservations are made in time. The camp has 16 well-kept cab-1 ins with all the facilities to accommodate a maximum of 160 campers at one time. Facilities on the 210-acre camp site bordering on Flat Rock River include an artificial lake, a 75-foot "T" shaped swimming pool, three bath units, the large recreation lodge and mess hall, cement basketball court, a five-acre athletic field, a 50-foot rifle range, an archery range, boats (Continued on Page Twelve) _ Efficiency Experts. • • • COMPLETE REPAIR SERVICE AND LONG RANGE ECONOMY. HAVE YOUR OFFICE MACHINERY CHECKED AT REGULAR INTERVALS. 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