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Underwood Public School - Album #1.
first Underwood School, in 1903-04, was located at Ladds Hall, an
upstairs room over McGray's Hardware Store and where Dr.
Anderson's office later was located.
Miss Myrtle Ladd taught twenty or more children.
(1903-04) - First Term of School in Underwood
(Back) - J.D. Blake
3rd person from left,
Marcia Blake beside him
(Front) - Jerry Eisenmann 4th person from left, Frank Eisenmann beside him
Teacher: Myrtle Ladd
Myrtle Ladd (1903-04, 1926-27)
The second term of School in Underwood (1904-05) was held at the Methodist church. Mrs. Wells was hired to teach twenty pupils.
|2nd school term in Underwood 1904-05 : ERNEST PAUL, FRED KOENIG, HERB TELENGA, HENRY KOENIG, JOHN HOPPE, ART HEINZ, J.D. BLAKE, LILLY PAUL, MARTIN GRACHOW, DIDAMA GRIFFETH, MRS. WELLS, MARCIA BLAKE, LEE HARWOOD, SELMA ANDERSON (Mrs. G. Rosberg), EDNA RUST, ALTA BEARDSLEY, ELLA DANIELSON, CLARA SMITH, MARY SCHUMAKER, (Unknown) -- Front: MYRTLE PAUL, (Unknown), JOHANNA SCHUH, LENORE SCHUH, (Unknown), EDNA HEINZ, JERRY EISENMANN, JOHN SEIDLE, HENRY SCHUH, FRANK EISENMANN, HELEN SAYLER, OSCAR SAYLER, EDDIE STICKLE, CLARENCE SMITH. (NOTE: Click Here for enlarged student photos.)|
In the fall of 1904, the people of Underwood voted to build a $5,000.00 school house which was ready for the school year of 1905-06 and located where the St. John's Lutheran Church first stood. Frank C. Malloy taught the twenty-five pupils in the grammar room upstairs, while Mrs. Wells, with her twenty primary pupils were downstairs.
(1913) - First 8th Grade Graduation Class
- Pearl Carter, Arthur
Grochow, (Teacher) Elizabeth Rehberg, Harley
Zeller, Bertha Hermann
(1916-17) - Underwood High School
|(1st Row) -
Theresa Smith, Jessie Pfaff, Ruth Sayler, Leona Duffy,
Neoma Mauget, Bonnie Miller, Fern Zeller, Alice Freborg
(2ndRow) - Ferdinand Koenig, Lorena Grosz, Mabel Peck, Ivan Unumb, Hazel Gannon, Marian Meecham, Irma Gentz, Nick Smith, Clell Gannon
(3rd Row) - Marie Koenig, Lavinia Grochow, Helen Sayler, Ray Bairey, Clement Casey, Pearl Bairey, Harry Janke, Marion Blake, Calvin Christoph
(4th Row) - Harry Ness, David Schuh, Opal McLaughlin, Dean Zeller, Josephine Grochow, Echo McLaughlin, ___?, Dale Zeller
(Teachers) - MRS. FRELEY, MR. AXTELL
In 1907 a country school was moved into town and placed on a corner of the school lot. A new addition was built on the east side and was ready for the school year of 1908-09. The school now had a total of six rooms, a library and two play rooms.
On April 28, 1925 a fire destroyed this school, and the 1925-26 school year was held in the city hall, the Methodist Church and Methodist parsonage, while a new school was built, where it is still located in the northwest part of town.
The 1926-27 school year was held in the new Underwood School which remained the same as this photo until a new addition was added in 1953.
On November 30, 1954, a new addition was dedicated which included five new classrooms, a home economics suite of four units, dining room with tables, kitchen with modern equipment, an auditorium gymnasium seating 1100 people, and a physical education facility. This facility is now known as the Vonderheide Auditorium in honor of one of the Underwood "Comets" greatest fans: Syl Vonderheide.
(To the tune of Notre Dame Victory March)
for Underwood High
Beaming the bright stars up in the sky.
We are asking for night's passing
You make the points while we shout "Hooray!"
Purple is shining clearly tonight,
All fans are betting on purple and white.
We will cheer with all our might
In spirits of our own high.
"Victory! Victory! is our cry. V-I-C-T-O-R-Y Are we in it? Well, I guess. U.H. U.H. U.H.S."
"How many hours have many of us spent in classrooms similar to this one?" Remember the desks, the blackboard (aren't they green now?), the American Flag, the ceiling lights, probably some ink wells too.
(2nd School Term in Underwood 1904-1905)
(Back Row) Ernest Paul, Fred Koenig, Herb Telenga, Henry Koenig, John Hoppe, Art Heinz, J.D. Blake, Lilly Paul, Martin Grachow.
(Front Row) Myrle Paul, (Unknown), June Danielson, (Unknown),
(Back Row) Didama Griffeth, Mrs. Wells, Marcia Blake, Lee Harwood, Selma Anderson, Edna Rust, Alta Beardsley.
(Front Row) Johanna Schuh, Leonora Schuh, (Unknown), Edna Heinz, Jerry Eisenmann, John Seidle, Henry Schuh.
(Back Row): Ella Danielson, Clara Smith, Mary Scumaker, (Unknown).
(Front Row): Frank Eisenmann, Henry Sayler, Oscar Sayler, Eddie Stickle, Clarence Smith.
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