The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 19, 1946 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 19, 1946
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... Able v.v. Moppe, farmer northwest iBurt who suffered a- btoken K in a it actor accident early Kpring,' Is still confined to ..•I th6ugh slbwly improving l« $ now able to sit up against puck, rest half an hour daily. • was in a cast for months, but eaily January it was remov* and the patient must no.w ''iV|to support his back and . * will have to le'arn anew to ^. .. MACHINE: ftplls for sal< ttJifiAIh(i 'Wo-man can tell ,me v that Amer- •ica with its glorious mixture of rates, of ereeds-^lts Jew's/ its Catholics, its Protestants—can lose life 'pe'aee."—BMgH't' D. Elsenhow 1 -" er. "Prom iwhere I'm sitting* tolerance is just a big word for pence, war can't get going where there's a sympathetic Understanding of nation for nation, man for man and creed for creed."—Blng Cros* by. •; ' , "Public opionion in America is, on the whole, well informed, and . . . government is responsive to it, but... be Warned against the subversive influence of 'pressure groups,"—'Herbert H. Lehman. TYPING PAPER SECOND SHEETS © • ! • ADWNGMACHINE ROLLS -2 SIZES " « MIMEO PAPER . ^ DESK mOJTERS ^^jjj^f::^:^;^!';:.:^^ •LEGALBLAlS « CARBON PAPER • FILE FOLDERS • SHIPPING TAGS • ENVELOPES KRAFT, MANILA, CLASP • TYPEWRITER CLEANER •STAMP PADS • STAMP PAD INK • GUMMED LABELS • DATERS • RUBBER STAMPS •SCOTCH TAPE •SALES BOOKS IF WE DON'T HAVE IT WE CAN SOON GET13 1 WER DESMODJES , ALGONA IOWA. f Bchools Than Were In '40 RECREATION PLAYS an important pan in the 1946 Kossuth 'rural school program. In the above picture, left to right, are Georg'e Fisher, Ridhard Gouge, Robert Gouge and Paul Fisher, set for a little baseball. Don't let the weather fool you; these boys love the gatjie, winter or summer. j '. jJli'. ^s'7™ s ^^p • ••-(* ^ ' ••-' " LUNCH PAILS are still standard equipment with today's rural ;chocls although the hot lunch feature is new, as described in an adjacent story. In the above picture are shown Ronald,Rochleau, Gary Dodds. Richard Funk, Richard Rochleau, Loren Gouge and Laura P.roesder during a noon lunch period. tjhirtl, the development of paro orrial schools has resulted in a cjeclifie of total pupils 'otherwise liltel^ to attend rural schools, arid 'last, transportation imprpve- rfiehts^have been such that it is r)6w possible for one rural school tb' do the work of two in bygone ydars. ''As of last Sept. 1, there are 9?.!'pupils In the rural schools of su- sponsored by the extension di- vfsWh : of the State University 'of loWa, known as the Every Pupil Bjisic Skills Tgsl, is given rural pupik graaes ffiree ta ieight, This p'rflgranV 1 gives teaches a knowledge' 6f : the ability 6f the pupils m"%fiic skills; 'and enables them to set t>£ individual school: progr'afris tb meet the Heeds and development 6'f their oWn pupils. A \i(>i Ijirieih "program Aut- intf i$fi ri&'eft • Htfu*' ft prgVaiSliit. "Sterne' 1 '' l us* B ' 'Hof plates sAitie : e ' eleetfi'ciiy, fciil' ' ally '*p8afcWj&; scff&of '••'lial ' t '• w :i " i * 6t5d la — Algona Upper Des Moines Flashfotos A TYPICAL RURAL SCHOOL class, 1946 model, is underway above, at Cresco twp. So. 4. school, Mary E. Fraser teacher. There are 14 pupils from the first to eighth grade, but no sixth grade this year. . In .the class are .George and Paul Fisher, sons of Ted Fisher; Robert Richard and Loren Gouge, sons of TOavid Gpuge; Janice, Jerrold and Richard-Funk; sons of W, C. Fuhk;' Dennis Olson, son of Bert Ol' , . son; Laura 5 iBtoesder,' aaughteKpf '&ewisHBfbesder.j Joanna Ilon'al4 : . an". Richai-d Rochleau, children 'of ; .Victor Rochleau; and Gary Dodds, son cf Quentin Dodds. • ' , \ This school is over 40 years, old and has seen -several hundred children graduate 'in that time. Miss Fraser has been teaching in the county schools for some time. This is here third year at Cresco No. 4. She was in Union'twp. for I'l years and one year in Portland. She rides to school with Ruth Baldwin, who teaches in Cresco No. 5. Both Miss Fraser and Miss 'Baldwin live in Algona. ,h county, the county fjerirtiehdcnr.s office shows. *ljh'e enrollment in rural schools has cieclined. In 1935 there were 2,081 Students in rural schools. In £943 ther wore 13d(i. Today there are' less than a thousand. Better Educational Diet But' for those now attending rural '• schools, the most modern and thorough type of education pdssible in the grades is being provided. Fundamentally, of course, it is still''the' 1 three R>, reading, 'rit- ihf : ah'd 'rithmetic. But something new has been added, that makes for a more baldhced' educational diet. . Tdke"for example, the average curriculum of Cresco No. 4, where (he pictures adjacent to this story were taken. Miss Mary E. Fraser will probably, open her day's work with music or reading, in which most of the pupils participate. This is followed by classes in arithmetic, history and spelling, before Ihe lunch hour rolls around. At 1 p. m., geography classes may begin, followed by EnpJish and literature, and then there may be a variation in schedule, with civics, hygiene, science or some other subject following. There is also a schedule for art work, and special projects that bring all of the pupils together on a common cause. In the case if Miss Fraser's pupils, reading is probably the most popular subject. Attendance and spelling records are posted on the walls, and friendly and prideful competition develops. Miss' Fraser says . that she thinks a majority 'of the eighth grade graduates today go on to iiigh school. "Basic Skills Tests Teaching, today, isn't "hit and miss" in the rural schools, either. A yearly testing program friJrh What the trend in coming years' Will be is hard to say. Perhaps rtirai, schools will become increasingly fare; JJiil until that' day 'comes, rdral teachers and the coiuity school superintendent's office, with aid of the ex- tensiori 'division, and modern methods, will strive toward giyirifj 'he ' Cciihtry's school kidp" a bolter basic education, fi'6m year to year. Mr, and Mrs. Fred Borohardt, Waterloo, came Saturday for a visit at'Martin Mimba'oh'S; The'wo- men are sisters. Sunday, 1'he Bor- chardts and "Mimbachs spent the dayi'at Cylinder with the worhen'o mother Mrs. Kate Esser and other relatives.'" " ' Juriipr Hauptman, Florence, n D., ^vho lives Vhe'rfe with his aunt Mrs. Clarence Orthaus, is visiting his grandparents lyir. «nd Mrs. Joa POULTS OhicHs from U. S. Approved — U.'-Si P.ulloruin Rested flocks. Ttirltey btee'cler'flocks JPullorum Clean. Early chicks and poults make good money. You can't go wrong on SWea City Hatchery chicks and poults. Hatches twice weekly through the 'season. Write or phone your order direct now. SWEA CITCY HATCHERY Fh'onfe 35 ' Swea City, Iowa Balk, north of tdwri, before leaving for induction 1 into the 'army. • Robert Olsen, Mason City, is visiting here with his grandparents Mrvand Mrs. Qett«ro; ; O!t$6'nr'ana: helplrvg : his vinttlf A'rthW Ctts% mbv*e. ; Robert is th'e ^Id^st' sdri 6t> the Ray O^etts. : , ' Mr. and' Mrs. Harvey Steven drove 16 «iVJtap1eton, WirtH:; re'Cent;- ly and visfte'd oVei 1 the' wee^tid .at, their son liWd 1 ?. : ' ' .7c;i py. A4M', «ite 42.P inch; H. W. POST KINDS L,png distance ' hauling. ' Every load insured against loss 3r damage. Equipped to do all kir)ds of drayiri'g and hauling. ill MASONRY CONSTRUCTION THAT CAN'T WAIT you want j^jdl iptd we'll give a ji;e0 estiiiiate. Deliveries Stjanijai-d, & i-ighf. Weigljt Building Block ColorctetcMaii Glazing Hjlglnvay JBj-idge Construction Truclf C^ne ^ervicc Irisulcrctc and Alljed Products. c~v s • • ^—^-st-jisa HP- -.- : '; ,/OT-^ : ~ The "little red schoolhouse" of song and fable is still very .much a part of rural community life, but it has undergone some changes, and there aren't as many of them as -there used to be. This fact was disclosed by figures compiled by A. E. Lauritzen, county superintendent of schools. In 1904 there were 214 rural schools in Kossuth county; in 1940 there were J26. Today there are only 80 rural schools in the county. -•"'Eleven Fewer This Year Ind'eecJ, between 1945 and 1946 11 rural schools closed their doors in the county. * But there's a reaspn for the trend, and it is a natural ; one, No Restrictions On FURNACES Seme Mpclelji Availably funiliep will be enjpylni won that new pre-war guality qreen'Cp|onl»l Furnace they've beta wWtlng for, V HAVE YOU PLACED YOUR ORDER? If not, do it quickly; the demand li heavier than the immediate tupply — but you'll nlwiyt be (lad you waited for a Green Colonial Furnace. . See iu today, Whether you prefer coal, oil or gu there'i • ipecially deiigned Qrew-Cplonlal Furnace »§ SHUI» you» comfort, •911 ling & Muckey ma 464 N, Dpdge gt, Algon% Iowa First of all, the growth of consolidated school districts has brought more pupils into that type of school. Secondly, Kossuth farm families are smaller than they were a generation ago. »*> if- . . i-y^r-irt •?& HOUSEHOLD GOODSURANCE c.ustomer of ours siaid the other day, "your ^tore reminds me of an old-fashioned candy counter. So much'to choose from and ;•;'' 4 \ •-*:-(';•. •••-'•;•• everything looks wonderful." You'll experience the same thrill when you come here to select smart, new, flattering accessories and ensembles for a wonderful spring! 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