A new law passed the Indiana legislature stating that children from 7-14 must attend school. The law included a ban against factory hiring of 7-14 year olds. No child could be taken from school until the age of 15.
Sports fans were at last enlightened as to the future of Olympic winner Jim Thorpe. Thorpe signed with the New York Giants baseball team. He did not reveal his salary.
Wabash township citizens moved to consolidate their schools. Several problems were sited with some of the small area schools.
Folks in Lauramie Township moved to consolidate Clark’s Hill, Gladden’s Corner and Stockwell High Schools with a single high school at Yorktown, south of Stockwell on SR28. The old high schools would be used as grade schools. Those wishing the consolidation expected objections from others.
Legislation at the federal level declared federal control over navigable streams. Included in the bill was the right to levy taxes on power companies using water power to generate electric.
The mint introduced a new nickel. The front sported an Indian head and the back the buffalo.
The sale of John Peter Kile’s farm was a final step to settling the entrepreneur’s estate. He left much of his estate to Home Hospital. Although several of his relatives challenged the will, they settled out of court. Nearly $50,000 went to Home Hospital once the debts were settled.
Local celebrity John T. McCutcheon’s cartoons appeared in the Chicago Tribune and were heavily advertised in local papers. (Note: McCutcheon High School is named after him.)