The Rockport Journal, October 26, 1934

Article was typed as it was worded in the newspaper.

Big Day Planned By Historical Groups


Plans for the unveiling of the George Honig sculptured mural of "Lincoln’s Forest College", sponsored by the Spencer County Historical Society, at the Rockport high school auditorium Wednesday, Oct. 31, are completed, and a big day is expected in Rockport. The morning program will start at the Lincoln flatboat landing at 10:30, and the unveiling will take place at the high school at 2:00 in the afternoon. Members of the Kiwanis clubs of the district have been invited to be present, and several have already made reservations for the event. The program for the day follows:

Morning Session, 10:30 a.m. Lincoln Flatboat Landing on the Ohio

Historical Lincoln Flatboat Landing—Recital by Prof. Ross Lockridge of Indiana university and supervisor of adult education under the emergency relief administration of Indiana.

Opening remarks—Mrs. C. D. Ehrman, president of the Spencer County Historical Society.

Invocation—Rev. Earl Courter, Trinity Lutheran church, Rockport.

Words of welcome—T. C. Basye, president emeritus Spencer County Historical Society.

Music of Lincoln’s time in Indiana, 1816-1830—Evansville college chorus under the direction of Prof. I. M. Blackburn.

Address—"Lincoln’s Ohio River Contact"—Prof. Ross Lockridge.

Music—Evansville college chorus.

Benedicition—Rev. Homer Page, Methodist Episcopal church, Rockport.

Kiwanis Noon Luncheon

Guest speakers—President Stewart McClelland of Lincoln Memorial university, Harrogate, Tenn.; President Earl Harper of Evansville college, and Prof. Ross Lockridge, Indiana university. Music by the Evansville college chorus. Prof. T. V. Pruitt, presiding.

Afternoon Session, 2:00 p. m. Rockport H. S. Auditorium

Master of ceremonies—Superintendent of Rockport public schools, Prof. T. V. Pruitt.

Invocation—Rev. Homer Page.

Welcome address—Mrs. Eugenia Hayden, superintendent Spencer county public schools.

Piano solo—Mrs. Aldah McCoy Honig.

Music—Evansville college chorus.

Short talk—Mrs. C. D. Ehrman, president of the Spencer County Historical Society.

Address—"Things Not Learned in School"—Pres. Stewart McClelland of Lincoln Memorial university, Harrogate, Tenn.

Mention of an historic date—C. T. Baker, Grandview.

Remarks—Pres. Earl Harper and Prof. Ross Lockridge.

Presentation of distinguished guests, including Mr. George Honig, sculptor—Mrs. C. D. Ehrman.

Unveiling of Mr. George Honig’s public works of art project, a sculptured mural "Abraham Lincoln and James Grigsby’s Forest College in Spencer county, Indiana, 1816-1830"—Eli Grigsby, whose ancestor is portrayed in the mural.

Benediction—Rev. Earl Courter.