C B Underwood - Principal 1952 Colorado City, Texas School
Colorado Cily Enrollment Off COLORADO CITY, Sept. 11 IINS) -- Ed Williams, superintendent of schools al Colorado Clly. cports an eight per cent drop in Â·nrollmcnt as compared with last 'car. IVIINams had predicted (he slump leforc the beginning of school, has- ng hli guess on the population drop. The enrollment In all but Negro ichools through Tuesday toialed .,406 as compared with 1,631 for he n a m e period In 1951. Figures on Negro schools were not yet available, but will likely show deoftase when completed. "Our grades from one to five are hurt most," sayt W i l l i a m s , "Junior hlfth grades just about, held their own and high school enrollment Is up seven per cent-from 380 to W7." The majority of the missing students arc from Mitchell County's rural population, believes Williams, with the usual Influx of seasonal farm labor entirely absent this fall, and rural families Mill leaving the county. The enrollment at Duford. a farm community four mites north of Colorado City, was down from JG8 lo 103. Williams' theory wllh regard to the decrease in the figures for the lower grades was that parents might not mind moving in search of work when children were small, Inn disliked changing schools afier Ihclr children had reached the higher grades. However, the student shortage came In the right grades -- school officials had planned to use sever- irt A THE ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS IU-A Abilene, Texas, Friday Morning, Sept. 12, 1052 al roomj In the new Cedar Street Ward school (or 4th and 5th graders -- but contractors were unable to complete them In time for occupancy and those two grades are going to school on a h a l t day basis u n t i l the rooms are ready. Principal C. B. Underwood says he expects to move In about the last of the month. Williams expects few Interruptions during the school year, with little likelihood of students being kept out of school to pick cotton. Injuries Prove Fatal To Cameron Man CAMERON'. Sept. 11 W-- Frank Schlcmmer, 58. died today of injuries-.! day after his wife died from a heart attack brought on when she heard of his accident. Services Tor Mr. and Mrs. Sch- lermner will be held tomorrow. Schloromer was a city employe. He was Injured Tuesday when a corrugated pipe culvert fell from a liurk.