Mrs M F Manning

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Mrs M F Manning - MONDAY, FEBRUARY i», 194i at Banquet On...
MONDAY, FEBRUARY i», 194i at Banquet On Anniversary Of G. A. Smith ^ood River Clubs, School Groups Fete Superintendent , ubs, civic 1 .nlzation mem 17.—sserv- mps and school bertf—175 of -. ' 4-*«f-l*vwM"il«1 groups "? of . ninxy 01 speakers, some who ftuS under his direction at "where he received his early rhlne experience, teachers who J been associated with him heVe, u i hoard officials and repre- sch ocl boaid civjc aiid gchool o) ._ •BUU..S appeared on the pro- lauding him as the man un,, P r W hU supervision the schools the district had grown from Seeding, to the present system Mh five buildings and a staff of 47 teachers and principals. Made Plans Early Those in charge of the recognl Jn banquet began making plans Sv last fall when they learned Mr Smith was to complete 25 service, but they had kept It crel from him, and he believed he was to attend a P. T. A. ban- It Saturday when he went to 1" hj gh school. He was surprised upon his arrival to find that it was in his honor. ' Mrs Siegfried Langner,, chairman of the committee on arrange ments, made the welcoming ad£ and introduced C. R. Baker who was master of ceremonies. A resume lof the school system in the early days before Mr. Smith Tame to Wood River was given by Robert A. Parks, former member of the school board. Mrs. M. F Manning, first president of the Woman's Club, and welfare worker In a talk on "During the Early Days" told of the cooperation of Mr. Smith and his assistance with a Red Cross campaign that pul Wood River "on the map" and which gained for it-state and i tional recognition. Miss Lulu,Barton principal of Washington school who will complete 25 years on the district 104 faculty next year spoke on, "Through the Years With Mr. Smith." Mayor L. L. Harrod, who has served on the board for 21 years described Wood River as the fastest growing town in America ii its early days when the board fount it difficult to build schools fast enough to accommodate the children. Lincoln School, constructet during war time, was mentioned by Mayor Harrod who explained that it was an especially hard job because •' la. . of building materials C. n its the

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 17 Feb 1941, Mon,
  3. Page 3

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