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Beginnings of Snow College - Finances and Personnel

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 13
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1981
Type Image
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324356
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6xd0ztc

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Title Beginnings of Snow College - Finances and Personnel
Description pressing obligations."1^ The piano had been purchased earlier that year with proceeds from a concert by H, E. Giles and an opera he produced.1^ In 1900, Noyes "secured a loan of $150 for M. E. Chris-topherson. He will purchase a piano for the amount and for tne favor will allow the Academy the free use of the instrument this year..."lD Another time when the school was about to be closed for lack of funds, E. C. Willardson bought one of the school's pianos for $600, and the school was able to carry on.1? Custodial work became part of the educational program. "The financial condition of the Academy will not justify employing Brother Larson (the janitor) any longer,'1 wrote Noyes. ''I will have to do most of the work. Brother T. A. Beal will make fires in the Business Department.'1^ According to Fannie Thompson, the students helped: u0ur physical education consisted of doing janitorial work. Two girls remained after school each night and did the sweeping and dusting... The boys hauled the wood from the mountains, sawed and cut it, which was the only fuel then used, made the fires and kept them replenished, took down and cleaned the stove pipes when necessary, and helped the girls when their services were needed in noving benches .(ll9 In spite of their financial difficulties in the bleak year of I898 they had the courage and foresight to plan for a new building largely financed by assessments and donations of money, labor and materials. At a meeting on January 21, 1899. "the reports of the finajicial canvassing committee were read. The people of Ephraim have subscribed $7,400 for the erection of the New Academy."20 The first contribution given was $^5 by the students thewselves.21 On Sunday, March 2b, 1901, President Beal suggested that the sisters of the North and the South Stakes* give the Sunday eggs to the Academy. The story has it that the hens put forth special effort on these days.22 in the northern Stake, the deacons collected weekly nickel funds-five cents from each member of every family that could possltily pay.23 Henry Seal was on a committee to collect means from well-to-do men of Sanpete.2^ "Principal Noyes reported that some individuals contributed as much as $500 or more and in return a perpetual scholarship for the family was given. (Some of these scholarships were used until 1931.J1' Vera C. Erickson remembered that her father, Andrew Christensen, was impelled by Henry's importunity to write a check for $500." 26 The Building Committee canvassed each family in Ephraim soliciting for the Academy. During one meeting $300 was promised by those present. "I subscribed $35, (said Noyes) the most subscribed." 2? Teachers and students worked on Academy grounds planting trees, reBOving dead ones, and levelling the land.28 Bardella Beal Evans (Henry Beal's daughter) said, "As a student at the Academy from •Sanpete Stake was divided into North and South Sanpete Stakes in December, 1900. -?6-
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Identifier 091_Beginnings of Snow College - Finances and Personnel.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 13
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324257
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6xd0ztc/324257