I located this old picture of Phipps taken December 1939.
how it will come out there. Its rather large for scanner and very old and
black and white. I know almost everyone in picture but cant find me. in
case u cant read the writing below picture I will now type it:
Phipps school which has had 3 sites is probably one of the oldest educational
institutions in Union county. The present site for this one-room building
was established in the late eighties or early nineties when James R Phipps
donated a portion of his 1303 acre farm for that purpose. he served
as trustee for over half a century.
The present building is the oldest school building in the county, and
out from Phipps school have probably gone more students tahn any other
one-room school in the county.
Some of the oldest former phills students now living in the county
are Mrs. Ella Higginson, 86 and Johnnie Roberts 80, who have spent their
entire lives in this school district. John Ballew, Boxville and Harbert
Mcmurray of Chicago.
The oldest living teacher is Mrs. Lilly G. Hosman (she was my grandmother)
whose whole family was schooled at Phipps, where a grandson is now enrolled (there
were actually 4 of we grandsons there) Present enrollment totals 37 and
the instructor in the 8 grades is Labe Shelton( worst teacher I ever had)
who attended school at both Western Teachers college, Bowling Green
and Murray Teachers college.