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Looking Back

100 Years Ago This Week —

Aug. 18-24, 1913

The Newton Daily Journal reported:  On August 19, 1913, “The Fight at Grizzly Gulch” and “The House of Bondage” were showing at the Lyric Theater and Star Theater, respectively.  One-year-old Margaret Scholes, “a breast-fed, country child,” daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Scholes, who resided north of Newton, won the $2.50 first place prize in the baby health contest at the Jasper County Fair.  An advertisement listed folding Brownie cameras selling for $1.00 to $12.00, depending on the model selected, at the Stouder Rexall Drug Store.  Five girls graduated from the Normal Training Course at Newton High School and were assigned to teach in Jasper County country schools.  They were reported happy about the new school law that mandated their monthly salary be between $51 and $60 per month.

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