CHRISMAN HOME FOR SCHOOL.
Though Mrs. Swope Makes Gift to Independence, Many Oppose It.
Mrs. Maggie C. Swope has deeded to the Independence school district the present home site of Judge G. Lee Chrisman, who expects to make a change of residence. The gift is made with the condition that the school be called the Chrisman high school. The grounds are valued at $15,000 and have been the home place of Judge Chrisman for many years. The school board has purchased a lot west of the Chrisman home and if the building is erected will use both plots of ground.
Objection has been raised to the site owning to its being on a car track. The site is also at a curve in the tracks, this being also urged against the site. A suggestion has been made that the site be sold and the $75,000 building be erected off the car tracks, and yet be called the Chrisman high school. William Chrisman, father of Mrs. Swope, was a member of the school board in 1867, and was prominent in educational affairs of the town.