CLEAN CUT CANDIDATE
SKETCH OF DORSEY R. HOPPE OF SYLVAN.
Something Concerning the Bright Young Man Who is Running for School Commissioner This Spring.
Prof. Dorsey R. Hoppe, the democratic nominee for the office of School Commissioner, was born Nov. 9, 1872. His parents are Germans, residing on a farm four miles west of Chelsea in the township of Sylvan The elder Hoppe endeavored to give his children a fair education, sending them. after completing the work of the district school, to the Chelsea High school. From the Chelsea school, each of his four sons and four daughters graduated with credit. The girls are well known teachers in the county.
Dorsey R. Hoppe graduated from the Chelsea High school in 1890. He had attended school but six months of the year, being compelled to work on the farm during the spring and fall months. After graduating, he taught school for three years, giving complete satisfaction where employed, and showing ability in organizing his school on the graded system then being introduced. In 1894, he entered the University of Michigan, receiving his degree from that institution in June, 1898. The greater part of his expenses at the university he earned as he went along, working for his tuition during the summer months and earning small sums in various ways during the college year. At present, he is principal of the Riegel School, West Bay City, Mich. He has been energetic and perservering and deserves success. He knows nothing of the ways of a politician and if elected would devote himself solely to the duties of the office. He is a good, clean young man, who has earned the high regard of all who know him. Among his acquaintances he will draw a heavy vote irrespective of their politics. A young man who earned his education for the educations sake, and who has adopted the pursuit of teaching, of character and ability is well worthy of the position of school commissioner.