The Lititz Record, Thursday Morning, February 28, 1918

Country Meals at 5 Cents Each – That Was the Price Charged School Teacher Almost a Century Ago – Last week Frank E. Schnerer, Esq., residing on South Spruce street, was confined to the house for a few days nursing a case of grip. He took the opportunity to root among the many old books which are in his possession and his search brought to light an account book in which the entries date from 1815, all them being made in German. The book was that of Leonard Miller, a man of prominence in Elizabeth township, a century ago, he being a farmer, distiller and justice of the peace.

Possibly the most interesting entry is one whereby Abram Smith, a school teacher, is charged with boarding by Mr. Miller from Sept. 17, 1882, to March 8, 1833, at the rate of five cents a meal. Think of it, a nickel a meal, or 15 cents a day, the present high-cost-of-living price of a fresh-egg sandwich. Carry us back to good old 1832.

(There is more to this article including prices for various items from 1816 to 1845. In 1818 Rum was 60 cents a gallon while Maria Mengel received $1.00 for 4 days of labor. In 1819 beef sold for $4.50 for 100 pounds. Pork fetched 4 ½ cents a pound in 1827, and in 1844 rye whiskey was 40 cents a gallon. A notation in parenthesis stated that this was the present (1918) price of a high-ball.


The Lititz Record, Thursday Morning, March 19 1918

PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS NEEDED LADIES and GENTLEMEN, under draft age, are needed. PREPARE to teach. THE MILLERSVILLE STATE NORMAL SCHOOL offers specially attractive courses for young teachers during the SPRING TERM which begins April 2d. For those preparing to teach, who are 17 years of age, the entire cost for the thirteen week‟s term is $67.00.

Everyone who is capable and has time ought to consider himself, or herself, DRAFTED into this public service. You are certain of a position as soon as you are prepared. Teachers‟ salaries are becoming better. The State passed a teachers‟ retirement law, granting a pension after full service. Teaching is one of the most useful and a very attractive calling. DO YOU WANT TO SERVE YOUR STATE? Get ready to TEACH in the PUBLIC SCHOOLS. Prepare at the MILLERSVILLE STATE NORMAL SCHOOL. Engage a room now for the Spring Term. Students may enter at any time. SPRING TERMS OPENS APRIL 2D.

Write to P.M. HARBOLD,



The Lititz Record, Thursday Morning, March 19, 1918

Kissel Hill School Honored – Kissel Hill school has now entered the “standard” grade and is the first school to be so honored in Warwick township. To celebrate this event, public exercises were held in the school room last Thursday evening a d a large audience assembled. Mr. Simmons, assistant county superintendent of schools, was authorized by the state to present the certificate to the school, and he did so with well chosen words. Graybill Minnich, as one of the board of school directors for the township, responded. Mr. Herbert Heitshu also spoke well when called upon. The school children gave a patriotic origranm lasting an hour, and took their parts well.

Great credit is due to Miss Meda Bear, who is teaching her second term there, in securing this honor for the Kissel Hill school. there are fifty-two requirements which must be complied with before a school is put in this class. The school also received a large pennant bearing the name “Standard,” which now floats on the flag pole with Old Glory.

There are other schools in the township which are striving for this goal and according to the progress made will be heard from before long.


The Lititz Record, Thursday, Thursday Morning, April 4, 1918

ROTHSVILLE NOTES – On Saturday evening, April 13, the Senior Class of the High School will give an entertainment. The entire program will be rendered by Amos J. Hershey, of Lancaster. He is perhaps the most popular reader and entertainer in the county.

The class day exercises of the Rothsville High School will be held Thursday evening, May 2, and the commencement exercises Friday evening, May 3.


The Lititz Record, Thursday Morning, April 11, 1918

ROTHSVILLE NOTES – The Intermediated and the Secondary schools came to a close last Thursday evening. Final examinations are in progress in the Grammar room. This school will come to a close Wednesday evening.


The Lititz Express, Friday Morning, April 12, 1918

SCHOOL NOTES – Miss Hettie Hess, whose school at Lexington has been closed, has been elected to fill out the unexpired term of Mrs. Elizabeth Sahm, who died March 17, teacher of the 5th and 6th grades, second ward (Lititz).


The Lititz Express, Friday Morning, April 12, 1918

ROTHSVILLE – Don‟t forget the entertainment on Saturday evening to be given by Amos Jay Hershey for the benefit of the Senior Class in the high school auditorium.

  • The Intermediate and Secondary schools came to a close last Thursday evening.
  • Final examinations are in progress in the Grammar Room during Monday and Tuesday of this week.

School will come to a close on Wednesday evening.


The Lititz Record, Thursday Morning, April 18, 1918

ROTHSVILLE NOTES – The baccalaureate sermon will be preached to the Senior class in the High School auditorium on Sunday evening, April 28th, by Rev. F.A. Weicksal.


The Lititz Record, Thursday Morning, April 25, 1918

ELEVEN TO GRADUATE AT ROTHSVILLE – Commencement Exercises Will be Held in High School Auditorium Next Friday Evening

Next week will be commencement week at the Rothsville High School, when eleven young men and women will have completed the prescribed course of study which entitles them to graduation. The exercises incident to the graduation will begin on Sunday evening, when Rev. F.A. Weicksel will preach the baccalaureate sermon to the graduates in the High School auditorium at 7.30 o‟clock.

Class day exercises will be held Thursday evening at8 o‟clock. In addition to the regular class day program by the Senior Class there will be a short musicale rendered, including the cantata, “The Village Blacksmith.” The well-known musical trio of Lancaster, composed of Messrs. Bear, Trost and Brubaker, will render instrumental music for the evening.

The graduation exercises will be held on Friday evening at 8 o‟clock, and the annual address will be given by Dr. John T. Reeve. The following will receive diplomas: Marian M. Beamesderfer, Edna M. Bushong, Esther Viola Stoner, Susie B. Snyder, Eva B. Weber, Raymond M. Hess, Carl D. Huber, Clayton Keener, Rufus K. Reist, Norman E. Risser and Alvin H. Stoner. The High School faculty consists of J. Harvey Rodgers, principal, and Miss Marie McPoland and Miss Margaret A. Beale, assistants.

An admission of 20 cents will be charged to Tuesday and Friday evenings‟ exericese, seats for which can be reserved at the High School.


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