Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on June 6, 1960 · Page 16
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Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona · Page 16

Tucson, Arizona
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Monday, June 6, 1960
Page 16
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PAGE f* T U C S O N D A I L Y CITIZEN MONDAY EVENING, "JUNE 6, Ft. Grant Is Really Human Repair Shop For Heavens Sake, By TOMMY THOMPSON ; "Citizen Staff Writer ' FT. GRANT -- The misnamed | State Industrial School here is; really a human repair shop, at i once the pride and shame of Ari- \ 20na * , It takes in warped and twisted | boys and applies the Golden Rule : --as a paddJe when necessary. : It turns out healthy. American : youngsters so well-behaved only i 15 per cent ever come back. And while it makes these lads I piling stones into a tow whitewashed fe-nc* surrounding (he Sounds. And he put his big smile to work, lobbying for money to build dormitories and school rooms, a mess hall and auditorium. And he sot !t ' ^ma County Superior John F. Molloy. he agreed with the National Probation and Parole-Assn. in saying the school 3S to ° b 'B -- but nes spending another *TMTM to mak * il **' buildings and equipment put in these last few years make it a far cry from the dark, convened Army stables where the state's unruly boys were one* locked up here. But, except for the State Hospital's mental ward, it is Arizona's only facility for boys who don't fit in. First-offense delinquents, habitual hoodlums, emotionally ill misfits, they're til here together- old. i disturbed and special cases -near i services are j But until Arizona builds them, i Vukcevich has to keep fighting-I for bigger budgets -- and using | that smile as makeshift psycho- j logical treatment on the boys. The smile is contagious. His adult staff smiles with him, and j so do the boys. Dick Calkins, vet- i eran cartoonist who teaches Ueather handicraft there twice a "Some are here only to protect j them from their parents, some are just emotionally ill and some should have been given another chance on probation," says Supt Steve VukcevJch, who runs this place with a anile--and a strap. That's about all he had to start with when he took over eight years ago. Morale was low, buildings were in disrepair, the program under attack in press, pulpit and public forum all over the i the place and loaded with laughs. Others, scratched into the concrete sidewalk, bid new boys "Welcome" and announce the fdiool is strictly "for the birds," Beside the regular academic ftate, Learn About What? DUNCANVILLE, Tex. -- DPI subjects taught in all Arizona schools, Ft. Grant now has shops for photography, electricity, woodworking, printing, metal working and auto engine instruction, but ncuher the staff, nor equipment nor curriculum comes up to those of a modern trade school. ··We'd like to see Ft. Grant take ; on real trade training," says Tom j Houlihan, of the Industrial Com| mission. "But that's up to the ! Legislature." ! Local Hands B y I Bond Signing 1 Three Tucsonians battled a ! siege of writer's cramp last week. j The stiff fingers came from {signing 4,900 bonds In, $1,000 denominations for School District j No. 1. The $4.9 million bond issue was sold in April to William R. Slaats Co. of Phoenix at an interest rate of 3.69 per cent. 'Required to sign the bonds were Dr. Delbert Secrist, president of the school board; Dr. William Pistor, clerk; and L a m b e r t Kautenburger, chairman of the County Board of Supervisors. Of the total, $1,5 million will be used for construction in the'high school district, and $3.4 million in the elementary district. Both Dr. Secrist and Kauten- He put hi* boys to tidying up, i Marie." , . Mrs. Evelyn Faneros was driving [burger past a radar base here the other ' """ day when her son. Aaron, 6, told her: "This is where the men learn j all about the Army, the Navy and j having to place their signatures on 7,500 bonds last year after the sale of another giant District No. 1 bond issue. SCHERCK'S KEY 1132 N. Richty Blvd. TO YOUR HOUSE CLEANING PROBLEMS Extn-fMd ttoo.*ini it wtra-food Mvinff of your wall-t»-wtll Mrpttimi, wpholttery, etc., if our ·ccrtt of wining your approval. Our efficient methodi and lUM tUff ·«« ' ·eoiwroy. Try ui! We cHck! SCHERCK'S Rug Cleiners EA 7-5779 .··'* .V* Mark Twain Tiny Cabin Enshrined FLORIDA, Mo.--W--About 7,000 persons jammed into this village yesterday for the dedication of a Mark Twain ahrine. The shrine is ths two-room cabin where Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born 125 years ago. Writing as Mark Twain, Clemens attained world fame as a humorist. "Mark Twain spoke a univeratl language," Gov. James T. Blair told the crowd. "He does not belong to Missouri nor to any other one place nor any one nation. He belongs to the world." The cabin has been moved a short distance from its original location and is housed in a $250,000 .modernistic museum. The museum will contain mementoes of Mark Twain, including the original manuscript of "Tom Sawyer." CIVE A FINE WATCH! w« hovt ail th« famous nam«* 4UIOVA "S*o ClipfMir" 17 i.-«l,, wlf . w»l«r^roof, with matching ex «K,n,; e n band. FROM Tim«" 17 j«~ r«p*ot*d in matching PROM $35.7$ SUIOVA "DiomaoJ ^rUcillo" 17 j«w.I« with Na fi"Y diamendi in watch iUtOVA " Uef «oU ko-xl. firtt ·kctric watch. It rum for o y*or w^ithout winding. by tiny, energy FROM tOWGINES 17 j*w«s, tiny tmd k«srt»ul. 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