PAOB 8TI BLTTHEVTLLTB, (ARK.) COURIER NFWB THtTRSDAT, APRIL Behind the Blackboard Bf KUTH LEI (ftehool ComcpondenC) Fifth grade children In Miss Sun- ihtne Swift's room at Central re' cctvcd a boo!: as an award for attendance at the Junior Auxiliary ; Story Hour on Saturday mornings. The boo!:, "Johnny Texas," Is about a small boy who lived there when Texas was gaining its freedom Irom Mexico. The children .have collected pictures showing events during that period and have , made a display of them with the .book cover. This book was written by Carol Koff, a Texas toch- er, and it was given the first .Charles W. Pollett award as an outstanding contribution to children's literature. This room's spelling honor roll for the fifth period is as follows: Susan Huffman, Joyce Ingrum, Marcile Taylor, Sandra Yates, Jimmy Haynes, Richard Strubhar, Sandra Foster, Margaret Sue Hobbs, Mary Jane Seymore, Shirley Ashmore, Dixie Jane Tapp and Betty Bateman. The fifth grade's share of a P.T.A. gift to the school is "An Introduction to Birds" by John Kieran. The children have marie mo: ney by bake sales and have bought "Amos Fortune—Free Man" by Elizabeth Yates. the Newberry -Award book, and "The Egg Tree" by Katherine Milhous. which was given the Caldecott medal. Other new bcoks they have bought are ''Treasure on the Johnny Smoker" by M. H. Comfort; "Lou Oehrig" by Van Riper; "Mexico" by SUlla May; "Canada" by L. Harris; Alaska" by Stuart Tomp, kins: "Abraham Lincoln" by Clara Judson. -Another group of ten bcoks ' has been ordered. Attendance List Children from this room with perfect attendance for the fifth period are Marvin McMahan, Robert Stiles, John Taylor. Athelce Terrell, James Terry, Jerry Wade, Shirley Ashmore, Geraldine Baker, Evelyn Davis, Sandra Pester, Lou Ellen Gay, Barbara Gurnow, Sue Hobbs, Susan Huffman. Ann J-farr, Rae Scott and Rozanne Stani ley- Mrs. - Lillian Prank's sixth graders have been making crayola drawings of birds in connection with a bird study which they began : two weeks ago. The following children's drawings and bird stories ; were selected for the bulletin .board: Gail Brosdon, Mary Beth • Marr, Paula Palmer, Anlce Chandler, Eddie Perry, Jimmy Earls, Beth Johnson, George Ann Byrd. Geral; dine Alley, James Lee Hall, Melba . Jones, Nella Woods, Patsy Bates, Alvin Huffman, Jr., and Darlene - Feinberg. The sixth grade mothers were •. hostesses -for the April F.T.A.-m«et- ; ing. They sponsored an art exhibit . of wort from all the grades. The following children exhibited work: First irade—Maurice Feinberg, Joanne Crafton, Jimmy Jaggers. Don Richard Woods, Mick'ey Johnson, Vickie Clark, Bobby G e a n .Dickerson. Carolyn Kleld, Earl Nail, , Jr. Second trade—Emily Huffman, Marsha Wall, Judy Smotherman. : Martha Rose Mead, Gean Wallace, ; Jimmy Burr, Ricky Hall, David Seymore, Richard Lee Dates, Robert Hallman. Gary Mayo, Danny Berry, Claud Alexander. Third grade—Hardln Arce, Jerry : Lowe, Linda Lou Trieschman. Jimmy stilwell, David Hodges, Patricia Terrell, Chip Wright, Billy McDaniel, Tink Shelby, Janet •Young, Jesse Taylor, Martha Arends. Fourth jride—Minnie Reagan, James Walsh, Raydeen Hooper, Billy Holt, Jesse Raspberry, James Alley, Renai aentry, Barbara Crowell, Nancy Keeling, Billy joe Fannin, Linda Lou Lindsey, Nancy Bul- .lard, Mary Tarver Stevenson, Jackie Wood, Lucy caudill. Fifth grade — Jimmy Tyrone. Joyce Ingrum, Susan Huffman, Sandra roster, Sue Hobb, Athelee Terrell. Ann Marr, Jon Trumble. Rozanne Stanley, Charles Richev John Davis, Jack Renfro, John Taylor. ..Rae Scott. Robert Stiles Mike Terry, Marvin Alexander. Sixth grade — Lavada Criner James Lee Hall. Jeth Johnson - Paula Palmer, Anita McWat.ers George Ann Byrd, Billy Ed Thompson, Patsy Bates, Anice Chandler Gerald Brown, Gail Brogdon. N Woods, Darlene Feinbers, Sally McCutchen, Alvin Huffman. May Beth Vfarr, Jimmy Earls. Elm Street News Honor roll students In 2-B are Joyce Rhodes, Earlie M a e Mc- Knlght, Betty Joyce Thompson, Collie Paye Jones, Frederick Moore, 'ester Payne and John Hart. Pupils from 2-B who attended the iterary and field meet at Osceola ast week were Collie Faye Jones, ohn Hart, Sammle Faust and Jyars Arnold. Velma Hart, third grade A pupil, von first place at the meeting Jn Osceola. The third graders will pre- ent two playlets, "Safety with the Umbrella" and "Terry and the Robin's Nest," at assembly (his vt-ek. Partcipatlng In the plays will he Velma Hart, Dorothy Pinkney. Charles Miller, Tommie Ivy, Grade •lorris, Lucille Steverson, Ida Lee Budford. Ethel B. Manning, Bessie Lee Conley and William Wells. Winners from this room at *7s- •eola were Velma Hart, spelling; i. H. Hemingway, running high ump; Margie Carmel, bottle race: t'vonne Lewis, 50-yard riash for eirls. Clear Like School . 3 ,i.„ NEW POWER LINE PLATFORMS IIEHF.—Workmen are shown above as they raise a transformer into place on one of the new two-pole platform type power line structures being installed this week In the busine&s district here by Arkansas-Missouri Power Company. Similar structures .ire lo be installed in alleys between Main and Ash and In Miss Lola Thompson's first Maln amt Wal "ut from Franklin to Fifth Streets. This type of structure and second grades, the following 1 permits greater transformer capacity to handle Increased power demands jupils had perfect- attendance for ' Fllissell Craig, Jerry Wallace, Anitla "ouncll, Linda Mae I'.oggard. These children are enjoying their new books, "The Little Island." 'Make Way for Ducklings." "Animals for Me," "Mr. and Mrs. Noah," 'Surprise for Davy," "Let's Play House," "Carlo." "Picnic Woorts," The Little Red Hen," "Timothy Turtle," 'Wee Willow Whistle," nnd ''Pclle's New Suit." Every second grader mnde a perfect score on his spelling test last Friday. Making perfect attendance scores in Mrs. Ruby Nell Wagnon's third and fourth grade room were Dennis Darby, Joe Gurley, Gene Webb, Elizabeth Christine and also gives the alley areas a. neater appearance by reducing the is located on Fifth Street between Main and Ash. Haynes, Sally Kennedy, Smith, Jo Ella Wilson, Frank Craig. Jerry Hodge, Arthur Smith, Lola June Sartain, Theliim Smith and Mary Taylor. After completing a sewing project, Elizabeth Haynes, Thelma Smith and Lola Sartain received awards for the neatest work. The boys in this room held a kite-flying contest last Monday afternoon. Arthur Smith, Bobby James, Leon Smith and Jessie James kept their kites in the air longer than the others. These boys were given prizes. Perfect attendance records were made by the following children in Jesse T. Simpson's room; Virgil Smith, Tommy Johnson, John Taylor, Jerry Webb, Virginia Darby. -The sixth graders have complet-, ed "Moving Ahead'V and are now reading "The Wonder World of Science." •• Robinson Approximately 90 pupils from Robinson attended the 37th annual rally and field meet Friday at Os- '' ceola. * Robinson tied with Elm Street in over all competition. The following ] Robinson students received awards: ] Shirley clarrett, first grade, manuscript, third place; Charles Rob- ! in-son, third grade, spelling, second ; place; Joyce Thomas .sixth grade. I arithmetic, second place; Edward [ Pasley, sixth grade, high jump, sec- I ond place; Ida Jean Campbell,! fifth grade, battle race, second ' place; Clarice Randolph, sixth grade. 50-yard dash, second place. Out at Yarbro First grade children are getting ready for their trip to the zoo Friday. They are painting a large mural of animals they have seen at the zco. Gail Wheeler has drawn the brown bear oegglng for peanuts; Phil Johnson, the giraffe; J. W. Richardson, the monkeys on the island: Ronny Burks, the zebra; Mary Ann Eaton, the tiger; and Margie Haynes, the seals. The group's large cow and horse are being changed to a zebra and a lion. Books from the city library about animals and the ZDO are being used and experience charts recording their daily plans activities are being made and read. The following parents will accompany the group to Memphis: Mrs. Johnny Johnson, Mrs. Melton Bunch. Mrs. R. V. Mai- lory. and Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Bunch. The second and third grade teams played Softball Friday afternoon. O. O. Mclntosh was the umpire. The score was 13-3 in favor of the third ferade. The thirti xrauers arc making a bird book containing stories and free-hand drawings of each bird they have studied. Arkansas' state bird, the mockingbird, will be used on the cover. The fourth grade has Just completed a study of birds. The bulletin boards are covered with stories about and pictures of birds taken from the Junior Audubon Club study. Joe Lynn Hayes' apartment bird house was judged best and Jimmy Hurley's second. Jerry Manley's gourd birdhouse received third place and honorable mention went to Jimmy Bruce and Jane Oglesby. News from the fifth and sixth Ernies: Gene Handley and Eliza- beth Brister brought their radios to school this week and last so the group could hear up-to-the-minute news about General Douglas MacArthur. These pupils were guests of Mrs. Milton Brinch this mcrning when they heard the general address Congress. April 8-14 was a busy week. Every pupil made an oral report concern Ing one of the Americas. The flag of the chosen country was drawn and colored (some of these were used to decornte the lunchrconi on Pan American Day). A story with a setting in the country xvas read and a complete outline with map background was given with a current clipping from a recent newspaper. Recorded music of the Americas was provided by Mrs. John M. Trainor who presented several recordings of Latin Amer- ican music l/o the school library. Culminating thlf unit will be i radio program, date of which will be announced l«t*r. Robert Lipscomb was guest conductor of the tonetle band lest Wednetday, He talked to the group about plans for summer band work. Hairiton Hlfh Some 36 home economics girls at Harrison who are members of the N.H.A. club attended the annual state meeting of the organization at Little Rock April 14. Girls who attended the meeting follow: Bernlce Jackson, Betty Jean Cook, Mae Sue Johnson, Rosle Lee Johnson, Marva L. Pinkard, Helen Jean Rush, Doretha Allen, Joycic Scott, Ruby L. Henry, Lavern Pollard, Shirley Patterson, Betty Lue Rockett, Ruby L. Jenkins, Perthola Jones, Helen Lendlee, Claretha Blade, Bessie Wadford, Betsy Ann Diamond, Patsy Ruth Willis, Luetta Williams, Dora Bell Harvey. Maxine Williams, Norma Thomas, Annie EJoshell, Mattie pos- ton, willean Valley, Emma Pinkard, Sarah Cook, Corlne Palmer, Jessie Mae Wilson, Cleo Jackson, Alameda Hunter, Lucille Williams, Clara Williams, Mildred Stringer and Arlena Sanders. The home economics department will sponsor its annual fashionetta, a style show and play entitled "Hang Out the Sun", Thursday night, May 3 at 8 o'clock in the Harrison gymnasium. Number Nine News Perfect attendance records from this school are held by Jimmy Caldwell and Thomas Hart, first grade; Hulon Kirk, third grade; and Martha Hart and Naomi Ramsey, sixth grade. Principal Marvin Hart bought a new Softball recently which has aroused the Interest of the entire school. Jimmy Caldwell, first grade. did some outstanding playing with the older group Tuesday. Martha Hart did some good fly catching. The fourth grade geography class is making a study of Norway. They have made a Norwegian scene on their sand table and are reading stories about Norway and Its people. Patsy Reed, first grade, brought a huge crawfish to school Monday. Teddy Reed had caught it and put it into a "jar of water. The children were particularly interested his huge claws. However, the crawfish was put back Into the ditch "to Hv* happlljr *ver *K«r- ward." The children ar» very proud of Ihelr group pictures their principal took and had developed recently. The third grade language class en'Joyed Miss Winnie Virgil Turner's language game she played -with them Tuesday, their ts«ner reports. Miss Turner visited with the chl!d : ren during their reading period. The * children in Miss Alfreda Stovall's room received recently a large package of art materials fcom friend In Little Rock. These youngsters are planning to make pictures of the characters in "Peter and the Wolf" so they can use them to Illustrate the story In a flannel- graph. The Cardinals are leading the Dodgers by two points in the softball games played at recess. Clifton Atchley and Jimmy Caldwell are captains for the teams. Sudbury Miss Blllle Sue Burks reports perfect spelling scores for last week for the following: pon Aycock. Danny Cooper, Jerry Davis, Larry Har- Bett. Johnny Mack Kellick, Edwatd Khnbrough, Marshall Larkin, Cleo McDcrmolt, Fclton Smith, Steve Walls, Marcia Baker, Johnnie Dale Blackwell, Dru Little, Sharon McDonald, Georgia Ann Ramey. Beverly Rmythe. Jane Starnes, Ann Teapue, Kay Thompson. Delorls Warikins. Bettv Jane Daniels and Barb-ira Ann Hipper. Danny Cooper, Edward Kim- broush, Cleo McDermott, Dru Little, Beverly Smythe, Ann Teague, Delorls Wadkins and Betty Jane Daniels have perfect scores for the entire six weeks. Miss Mildred Meador's second graders have been making umbrellas and writing poems about April. They have also been' coloring bird pictures. This week's committees in this room hichide Delmer Daniel. Myra Winter, Carol Ashby. Jack Dickinson. Mary Sue Cavness. Jimmy Johnson, Nancy Cupples and Billy Wayne Gentry. N«w» fro« BH8 "Th» Three Bean," pres*nt«d in tt« most sophisticated Idiom, w«« the bads of an assembly program presented by Miss Jo Trotter' French classes Tuesday. Taking the "character" pirts were J B. Rlggs, "Papa Bear;" Eva Sue Chamberlain, "Mama Bear;" and Tommy Harrison, "Baby Bear." Fruma Borowsky WM narrator for the program. Prior to the program, Dlant Zeller talked briefly on "Life In Paris." • t • The sophomores displayed their talents at an assembly last week with Max Hill as MC for ths occasion. The program opened with an arrangement of "Sidewalks of New York" by a quartet composed of Kddte Joe Whittle, D. L. Bailey, Tommy Harrison and Johnny O'Hrien. Miss Ann HIndman presented a toe dance, Miss Bonnie Nell Mc- Cormlck two piano selections and Miss Patty Burch two songs, "Fall- Ing In Love with Love" and "My Hero." A girls quartet composed of Jan Dickinson, Patty Burch. Kay Smith and Marilyn Dougherty singing "Far Away Places" concluded the program. * * • The choir of Arkansas Tech, Rus- sellvllle, will present a concert at BUS in the 'morning at 11:15 the school's auditorium. T1* program Is * part of th« choir's annual sprln* tour. • • * • .. Fifty-five boys from BlythevilU High will be In Jonrsboro tomorrow with Freeman Roblrnon to attend :he Northeast Arlcanaaa District Future Farmers of America Judging contest it Arkansas State College. The following boys will enter the judging contest: Harold Daniels -Roland Mitchell, Ben Young, dairy Judging; Joe Byrum, Fred Abbott, Fred Mullins, livestock Judging; Bobby Crews, James Slmms, Jerry Sykes, poultry and poultry product* Judging; Billy Michael, James MU. ler, Ronald Ooodwtn, meat judzteg; Bobby Victory, Don Williams, jK'- Id Hilburn, crops contest; Roland Mitchell, David Hilbum, Ben Young, milk judging contest. Petain's Condition Reported Grave t PARIS, April 19. (m— Ex-Mtrsha! Henri Philippe Petain was reported yesterday gravely ill in his prison cell on the bleak Island o* Yeu off the west coast of France. He will be 95 next week. Petain. serving a life sentence for treason, was said to have suffered a relapse Tuesday. He has been convalescing from pneumonia. Mme. Petain. 74. was at her husband's bedside. 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