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The reason why 19 Sigma Pi members were suspended in 1925

December 1904- Citizens were boasting of the installation of a $1000 magnetic fire alarm system with 15 boxes distributed throughout the town. The James Thomas barber shop sent the first call over the new fire system.

December 1925- Nineteen members of the Sigma Pi fraternity were suspended for the remainder of the school year for promoting and participating in dance in Lima, in violation of the Dance Rule.

In 1916 in Ada there existed a women's suffrage organization

Lee Crouse can tell you all about it

Once upon a time in Ada
Things you didn’t know about your own hometown
By Lee Crouse
lcrouse@centurylink.net

October 1916  - Officers of the newly formed Women’s Suffrage organization in Ada were Mrs. C.S. Ames, president; Mrs. E.E. McAlpin, vice president; Miss Rhea Welsh, secretary; and Mrs. J. Guy Deming, treasurer.

Nov. 23, 1916 -  the many clubs of Ada were Federated. They included the Current Events, Twice Ten Art, Sorosis, Zetetic, Research, Entre Nous, Cosmopolitan, Advance, Quatre and Pastime.

100 years ago Ada High School's orchestra organized

Lots of familiar names like, Klingler, Agin, Poling, Friedly and others

Things you didn’t know about your own hometown
By Lee Crouse
lcrouse@centurylink.net

Once upon a time in Ada: You'll never believe the first location of the Ada Public Library

After reading this, you still won't believe it

Once upon a time in Ada
Things you didn’t know about your own hometown
By Lee Crouse
lcrouse@centurylink.net

1916 - the public library was in the rest room of the old town hall, 1917 moved to second floor of Brewer Block on main street, 1919 to the brick building on Highland Street. Mrs. Cora Anspach was the first librarian.

1916 - the Research club originated in 1916 as a music and literary club with a membership of 14, through the efforts of Mrs. Chauncey Bohannon and Mrs. Michael Felker.

Here's some Ada driving laws from 1915 for your consideration

“No vehicle shall emerge from a garage, stable or private drive faster than a walk, or six miles per hour."

Once upon a time in Ada
Things you didn’t know about your own hometown
By Lee Crouse

lcrouse@centurylink.net

Once upon a time in Ada: Was your great-grandmother in the “Zetetic” club?

In 1915 women in the southwest part of Ada organized this club

Once upon a time in Ada
Things you didn’t know about your own hometown
By Lee Crouse
lcrouse@centurylink.net

May 1915 - Ohio Northern University entered the Ohio conference. Other schools were Denison, Ohio University, Otterbein, Western Reserve, Miami, Cincinnati, Oberlin, Kenyon, Case, Wooster, Wittenberg, Wesleyan and Antioch.

June 1915 the “Zetetic” club is the name of a new literary club organized among women in the southwest part of town.

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