Covina Argus from Covina, California on December 26, 1908 · Page 28
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Covina Argus from Covina, California · Page 28

Covina, California
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Saturday, December 26, 1908
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COVINA UNION HIGH SCHOOL TRAINING THE YOUNG IDEA School District Bonded for Sixty Thousand Dollar Building. Best Equipped Schools in the San Gabriel Valley. II'H a far cry from the little, old cross-roads schoolhonso of ;i gcnera- lion gone, 'o Ih' 1 Institution now maintained wherein to train the "young idea lo shoot.' 1 Tlif! graduate of a high school today IH farther advanced lhari the full-rounded college graduate of ;i decade passed, and Iho college graduate today IH a perfected person nol dreamed of In the olden time. The American student haH greater advantages llian Ihe HtudcnlH of any oilier country In I ho world. The eliy of Co- vlna, In common with every advanwd find progressive community of the Pacific Coast, provides generously for Iho education of the generation coming up, realizing that generosity In thlH lino cannot, be carried loo far, when Ihf; splendid results of 'he future are to l)r; l nkon Into consideration. The education of tho hoy anrl girl IH a lmnl< account thai cannot be easily exhausted, and accumulates compound Interest through the passing years. Covina citizens placed a grout deal of grave Iliouglil Into !he project of voting $'!0,dOfl In bonds for Ihe ercc- llou of a new high school. It IH ;i large undcrl.ildng to bond any com- jMiinlly, especially If Ihe refiHon for HO doing has nol Will heen considered, but after neveral fnIIn res lo vole Ihe required bonds, which were failures timing)) technicalities of Ihe stale laws and not through lack of desire on Ihe part of cltl/ens, Ihe big IHHIIC was pdHsed, and Ihe bonds sold readily lo (lie Btale of California, bringing over $:',Odd premium. Covlna's new High School, wlilch will be, and must, be completed before the autumn term of l!(09, will be the flneHt In the Upper Han fiiibrlel Valley. The arch I lee. I, F. S. Allen of Pasadena, whose plans were accepted, has lii'ovlded that the outside wallH, or main material, shall be of reinforced concrete, or Ihe California concrete, •with iron rods running belwecn each pillar. The parlillon walls are of solid and reinforced concrete, with wooden limbers for the floorings. The corridors are laid In concrete above wooden support, as well as Ihe basement lluoi'H, while fill Ihe remaining floors lire to be laid in while maple. The Inlerlor finishings are all in while cellar, which Is considered preferable lo Oregon slash-grain pine or other high-grade finishings. The roof IH covered with composition I 1 . & I!, asphalt. The Interior. The healing plant In Ihe basement Is in the center of the building, and Is lo be hermellc wrought steel air warmers, two of them set In battery, the heal being forced by big fans Into every portion of Ihe building. Here are Ihe elaborately (tiled shower bathft and lavatories, wllh dressing rooms and lockers filled with every convenience. The domestic science room occupies large basemelil space, a room for Use education of glrln lit the work of the home, '21 by lia feel. Lunch counters made separate for boys and girls arc arranged for the convenience of ihe noon hour. The manual training room IH :',',i feet by II feel, and opening off ihls room are Ihe shower baths for boys, and Ihe gymnasium, which IK u'7 feel by Iltl feel. The basement also provides for bicycle storage and oilier smaller rooms for different uses. AI one .side of the main building entrance are ihe public and private of- li'-f-s, Ihe teachers' rooms, anil Ihe wide, airy rest rooms for visitors) and ladies. The main hallway Is fourteen feet wide and seven! y-ll Ve feel III length, laid In concrete, on the southeast side are I wo large recitation rooms, and in the southwest corner, the library and Kngllsh room. The Assembly Hall. The main feature of Ihls hilgi ing is Ihe splendid assembly lorly by fifty feel, augmented stage twenty by forty feel, and cony running around three Assembly room has a nils build- room by a a lial- sldes. The •d, or sloping door, graduating loward ihe stage. The sealing capacity of Ihls room is greater than any hall or church iu Covina. The principal work of ornamentation of Ihe building has been lavished on this room. The cornices are to be artistically made, ami Ihe stucco work is costly and beautiful. Opening off ihe assembly hall is the lecture room mai'.e in the form of an amphitheatre, with seats in tiers, like a modern These rooms lake up i he spat e 1; doors. I 111 I he secoml Moor Is hv sical laboratory and private liny. The chemical laboratory • of (!'." best arranged ill Southern California. On ihe second tloor above the from eniiance are iwo reel tatioii rooms. The drawing rooms commercial and i > pewi iiing lake up considerable space commercial room, ihe iniei ii be tilled Up ill keeping with a house of business, With count banking system, teller's windi Kv i ry precau 1 ion has heen waul making ihe building and the building wiil be well protect against the danger of lire. The cit\ i.-. io lie congratulated especially on 'in- a.i.-embly room. Iu ibis splendid ball tin- p'-uple of the community w.ll gather on public occasion- when tin- clinic of I HI Ihe I '.aboi; is nm H. N. Wells W. P. Watts SCHOOL TRUSTEES: John H. Coolman (Reading from left to right). S. W. Funk G. D. Jennings S. A. Stowell Hitidenl body Is entertaining, and it will be ut.HI/.ed for city council meetings such time as Ihe cily provides a cily hall of its own. I'rof. A. Harvey Collins, al the head of the High School faculty, Is a progressive man, whom* advanced Ideas of education fit him for a position in a culllvated community of an ambitious western town. Ho has many ideas which are commendable along the lines of Improvement In school work. Recently ins expressed the hope, IliaI Ml no bite. <lnl.o tho schools of Covlna would (unbrace a special study of fruit culture, agriculture, and I lie soils of California, In ordtM- that I ho .students might be filled for the work which lies before thorn In this stato. Laboratories for the study of soil con- dlllons are very essential, Mr. Collins believes. I'rof. Collins hus been the efllclent head of Ihe High School since September, 1!!()(!, and Ihe remainder of Ihe faculty are: lOllle M. Lemonds, lOngllsh and librarian; Ida K. Hawes, Ciornuui, Kreuch and Spanish; May 10. Crlswold, mathematics; Laura L. Lummls, Latin; Helle A. Williams, free-hand and mechanical drawing; (ieorge \V. 11 urMey, physics, chemistry and history C. .1. van Vliol, commercial subjects and Spanish; Mrs. Imogene (lllmore, physical culture and argumentation; Richard \V. (Iroom, orchestra, band and chorus. In connection wllh the sports of the High School, there are basketball teams of both boys and girls, baseball and fool- ball learns, tennis and oilier games In which the school stands high among others In the valley. When Ihe High School scholars are removed from their present building lo Ihe new one. Ihe grammar grades i will Immediately take possession of ithe old building, The present strut'-' i lure has already been sold lo the grammar school, and owing to the ! rapid increase In scholars the grammar grades are much congested. The i schools an- set in n line purU of tlr trees, where plep.l V of playground is available. When ihe High School scholars ua\e been removed, the grammar and primary schools will be in separate buildings, i'rof. Karl C. I .ee brick of the grammar schools is already planning the method in which he : will ulili/e ihe space of the present High School building. Mr. I.eebrick hus been e'.U'.UcuUy successful as prill ijcipal of the grammar grades, and he is fortunate ill being surrounded by an elliciclll i olps nf assistants With -!."pU rcgulai attendants of his school it will 'be seen that much wurk i- placed ill ] the hands of these teachers In ihe basement the sloyd classes i have well filled looms. where the : scholars have fashioned many useful and ornamental things iu \\ninl\\oik This department is considered an im poilalll feature, as it liains the !M.\ and gill in lie accurate with the e\e and elllcielll ill tile USe of toolr- \ll e\h)l«Hioll was llCelllh ^i\ell ol coin pleteil woik which wa.> :i levelation to the \ isiiors Rec.-ni 1> a uew di-pan mi-lit ha^ been added lo tile wo;k in the ungraded room, whore scholars who have lost, ground through illness or other causes of absence, may lie drilled by a special teacher until thtty are advanced to I heir respective classes again. With 350 scholars In regular attendance, the. school presents a hive of Industry during the day. Prof. Leebrlck has Instituted drills for the children, which is an orderly manner of getting tho big crowd into the building at the opening of the sessions and leaving It at Ihe end of sessions. The grammar school [acuity consists of I'rof. Karl C. Loebrick, principal; Miss Josephine Wldnoy, second grade; Mist; Mary Hall, third; Miss Leila Venable, fourth; Miss Rea 101- llotl, llfth; Miss Minerva llt-alh, sixth; Miss Kthel Collins, seventh; Miss Irene Kennedy, ungraded; Miss Anna Abbott, sloyd and sewing; Miss Helle Williams, lira wing; Mrs. Imogene (ill- more, physical culture and argumentation. In Ihe Covina schools has been formed an orchestra, a band and large singing chorus, under Ihe direction of i'rof. Richard W. droom. The boys in I the li,unl and orchestra have readied ! a high point of elllciency in the short ' lime llie\ have hi'cii mule: 1 training, > and in this hand the town has an or-; gani/aiiou iliai furnishes music for j public occasions, and the orchestral lakes par! iu nearly every entertain-1 mem given under the auspices of iliej schools. This movement for belter I mush was placed on a definite basis by I'rof. Fll/gerald, who met a tragic death within j.hc year in an accident to his automobile, which was struck by an electric car. His work was taken up and carried on by Prof. (Iroom lo the satisfaction of everyone, but the untimely death of (!u> music- master is ihe one source of sonow in the schools today. Diplomas issued by ihe school board of Covina are gi\en prompt .iccepiauce Hi every college iu I lie country. The Covina school standing is very high. The cli- maie of the San (iabliel \alley is such that few are ever .-'hscnl on account of inclement weather, and this makes tor etUcieucy at ihe end nl each year. \u epidemic. oMisiile of the occisional visits ol measles and other mild diseases, has lie\er In en klloAli ill the schools. The depopulation <•{ the school rooms ihuiuuh an epidemic of la grippe lias never been, nor never Will lie e\ pel jellced. The c!ii!dlell Aork in rooms where the wiinlo\v.- are wide open the year around \ home iu Co\iua, iu the Sail Uahriel s;U!c>. nieaiis that the childieii will enjoy e\erv advantage po.-.silde for iheir future ad v ancemeut. winch is one of ihe most powerful aruniiient- th.i; ran lie otfeieil for the making of a li> i\n> in i his land o'' o;.-j;oi ! HUM y Keiiu-inlu-r tin- folks in the ol-.i homc- latul. Kasl. We.-l. N.'ilh or S.nnh. and send them this special r.umlu-r ol' the Argus, a I'liristmas greeting" from tho land ol' fruits atai llow or>. Know the Soil and you- Know the Orchard Orange Lands Lemon Lands Walnut Lands Y EARS OF "STAYING ON THE GROUND" TEACHES THE value of different lands. The orange and lemon lands of the San Gabriel valley are probably the best for the growing .of citrus fruits in the world, but even these splendid soils vary. One ranch is better than another. I Know the worth of property in the upper San Gabriel Valley, and can advise any home-seeker, and will do it honestly. There is nothing to be gained in selling a man a ranch that he will be sorry he bought afterward. That isn't the way this firm does business. I. C. FAIRLY & COMPANY handles property in Covina and vicinity, and has one of the largest lists of property on the market. We make a specialty of city property, residences, cottages for rental or purchase outright. Our company is dealing in new subdivisions. We can sell you a home now at reasonable prices. Call and have a talk at the office on Citrus avenue. Drop us a line telling us what you want and we will get It for you. No Trouble to Get You a Satisfactory Home I. C. Fairly & Company Citrus Avenue, Covina, California Home Phone 46

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