From The Indianapolis Star, Friday, November 21, 1919: Nineteen tons of soot is falling annually for each city block in the downtown Indianapolis area. This conclusion was arrived from calculations made by students in the night school physics class at Manual Training High School who conducted tests under the direction of their teacher Louis Karns. Using equipment similar to rain gauges that were placed on the rooftops of downtown buildings, the average sootfall collected a
From The Indianapolis Star, Wednesday, October 8, 1919: Fifteen out of 100 students in Indianapolis high schools do not expect to stay in the city after they graduate and 45 will decide after completing college. Thirteen are undecided. This is one of the significant results of the questionnaire circulated by the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce among city high school students in connection with its campaign to “Keep Indianapolis at the Front.” The reasons offered by those
From The Indianapolis News, Wednesday, June 11, 1919: Seventy-four junior reserve training corps cadets of the Indianapolis high schools were named in orders issued by Maj. Arthur Perry, professor of military science and tactics in the Indianapolis high schools, to attend five weeks of summer training at Camp Custer, MI. The boys were selected upon recommendations of the officers in charge of the units at the three high schools - Shortridge, Manual, and Arsenal Technical.