Sunday, June 26, 2011

NEWSPAPER TIDBIT: Stilesville High School Graduate Marries Teacher (1924)

from The Republican (Danville, Indiana) – issue of Thursday, May 8, 1924 – page 1, column 5:

Miss Ennis Y. Justice, teacher of the third and fourth grades in the Stilesville school, and Allen F. Johnson, a member of this year’s graduating class of the Stilesville high school, were married Saturday, Rev. L.R. Gray officiating, thus marking the culmination of a thrilling romance. Their love affair attracted attention early in the school year. With the adoption of a rule that teachers should not keep company with any pupil, the truth of the statement that the course of true love does not run smoothly was again demonstrated. But it seems that another proverb, that there are exceptions to all rules, came to their assistance. Then the county superintendent found a new call for his office as he was asked to consider the matter. But Father Time proved an aid here as school was almost out. The couple consulted Mr. Reitzel about marriage and Mr. Reitzel diplomatically suggested that he had no objections provided they waited until school closed. This they did and Mr. Reitzel is considering starting a matrimonial bureau as a sub-division of his office.

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