Delia Domocral-Tlmcs 8 Wednesday, July 20, '60 WaÂ» Mark Of Lazy Student Eager Students Find Summer School Speeds Up Education By MARY McCORMICK Summer school attendance once branded n student lazy. Today it is often a mark of his initia live. One half of the 200 students enrolled in Greenville High School this summer are attending because I hey want to, not because they have to. Who arc these students? What are they sh'uying? What moEi- vstcs them to attend school from one and ono half to four and one half hours a day for 45 days in non-aircr.ndttioned classrooms when Mississippi Delta thermometers are Ct their peak? The tv,o top 1960 honor graduates, next yenr's Pica editor, a; National Merit finalist are among those who are taking a variety of courses from Personal Typing to Latin II. Three Reasons Three reasons seem to prompt the students: to accelerate the high school program; to take courses that could not be worked in the regular curriculum; to obtain a belter college background. Scholnstically, Marilyn M a y Shields and Lir.da Armstrong rank first and second, respectively, in' the Class of '60 even though both are graduating one year early. They are taking Senior English and Personal Typing in summer school to complete requirements for their diplomas. "It's very unusual," said W. B. Thompson, assistant superintendent of city schools. "Each year the academic averages of summer school graduates are ranked with those of the June graduates. This year, summer school graduates attained both the first and second places." - WORKS ON OPERA MOSCOW (AP) - Soviet composer Aram Khachaturan expects to complete his first opera soon. It is about the favorite poet of the Caucasus, Sayatnov. The opera will be premiered by the Armenian Opera House in Ercv- Mrs. Shields, of 643 Havana St. acceleraled her high scliool work in order to marry. She will attend either Louisiana State University or Mississippi State University this fall with her husband and major in music. Wants To Save Tune Second in the class, Miss Armstrong. 17, 1475 Highland Ave. : wanted to complete high school in three years because, "I didn't ivant to waste the time," she said. Linda lived in Spain three and one ralf years and speaks Spanish fluently. She will enter the Uni- ,'ersity of Mississippi this fall and plans to teach Spanish upon grad uation. Editorship of the Pica encouraged Lanier Sykes, 704 S. Washington Ave., to enroll in personal typing this summer. She is also studying World History as preparation for the college entrance exam which she will take next year. She was untble to find room in the regular term for eithe: course. Student demand for Latin II has placed it on the summer school curriculum for the first time. Eighty-eight per cent of the class is taking the subject voluntarily. One Latin II student, Donald Hayden, 15, 618 Highway 1 N. said, "1 want to take four years of Latin in high school if possible. I know that Latin III will be offered next year as an experiment and I want to have the prerequisites for it." Barry Crosby, a sophomore, 1050 Arnold Ave., is taking Latin II because he wants to study three languages in high school -- French and Spanish in addition to Latin. Heat Chief Deterrent "Not having taught s u m m e r school for 5 years, I find this summer that the students show a sincerity of purpose in their voluntary a d v a n c e d language study," said Miss Mary Keady, Latin II teacher. "They find the excessive heat to be their chief deterrent." Miss Keady attributes this in terest to the "increased emphasis that education is placing on for- eign language study." NMionul Merit finalist, James Keese, 17, 1163 John St., graduated from high school in June and is presently taking Personal Typing for no credit. James, who will enter the University of Mississippi this fall as a member of the Scholar's Program to follow a course prerequisite to law, commented on the summer school. "Here, you find students at the top and at the bottom but none in the middle. The middle group, the mediocre students, can always get by in the rcguhr term, nor will they ever choose summer school." SUMMER TIME STUDY -- Donald Hayden, Greenville High sophomore, funs himself during Miss Mary Keady's Latin II class in summer school. Hayden is one of many students who try to get ahead of the regular year's curriculum with summer work in spile of the heal. ROOM FOR A FAMILY OF SIX WITH LUGGAGE SPACE TO MATCH See . . . Chat. .. Compare . . . Save .. . Chad Oxner Motors Highway 82 At Cedar Street * Â· " - Â« " .. " . - : : - I T : .vi.--w' ^nBS?l^MHB6TM3-''.-i_.,:YfcÂ»K't l ..W*Â»V)S3 COKE BREAK -- Greenville High School summer students rush for the Coke machine during their daily ten minute class break in hopes of some relief fronv-thc excessive heat. The length of the line sends other students to water fountains throughout the building. STUDYING EPITAPHS -- Studying Thomas Grays "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard" in English Literature led Mrs. Charles Thomas' senior English class to the Greenville cemetery to search for poetic epitaphs. Here the class pauses at the grave of Senator I.croy Percy to study the epitaph engraved behind Malvina Hoffman's bronze knight, "The Patriot." (Staff Photos) MEANS COOL... GLEAN ... 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He was presented by Kiwanion Herbert Huddleston "This year we have 93,800 ac res and we hope ;o harvest at least 93,000 acres", Fulcher said "Last year," he added, "The county had 86,200 acres alia It e but only harvested 82,300. This was an average of 650 pounds lint per acre on the harvester acreage, or 111,700 500-poun bales. This cotton and cottonseed was valued at 19 million do! lars". The speaker pointed out Mississippi has warehouses cotton storage store 2,600.000 bales. Four of the warehouses, he said, are located in Washing ton County and have an estimated value of RSOO. Lists Values The 49 gins in Washington County are valued at 58,500,000, mills in the at $5,880,000 lie said. Five oil county are valued and four compresses are valued at $3,800,000. He said a total of 519,180.000 is invested in machinery to process cotton and cotton products. One of Greenville's argest industries is only valued at 56 million, he pointed out. I think we all recognize that the cotton industry is an extremely important segment of our national and state economy", Fulcher said at the outset of his talk to the club. "Cotton is produced on farms in 19 states from the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans. In 14 o! these states cotton accounts for more than one fourth of the total marketing of farm products. "There are approximately 900,000 farms growing cotton in the United States producing a crop valued at almost $3 billion. Cotton is grown on 72 per cent farms in Mississippi, the per cent of the farms in South Carolina, 60 per cent in Alabama and 50 per cent in Arkansas, Georgia. Louisiana and Texas", he added. Five Other Segments In addition to producers there are live other important segments of the industry, including ginners, merchants, warehousemen, crushers and spinners. Taking all other segments together cotton and cotton products contributes directly to the employment of more than 10 million peo- pte in the United States. 'The economy of Mississippi has been built on cotton production. Cotton has built more Bouses, bought more cars, educated more people and caused more farmers and other people to lose their minds than any other industry in the history of the state. Although it has declined in importance in recent years, it is still the most important single agricultural commodity for income, tor income. . "The thing that disturbs us today is the shifting of the crop o other sections of the United States", the county agent said. He said in 1933 Mississippi planted 2,830,000 acres and In 1956 1,595,000 acres, a reduction of 43.6 per cent in 23 years. New Mexico, during thnt time showed an increase of 88.5 per cent, Arizona 396.4 per cent and California a 261 per cent. Thirty years ago Mississippi farmers sold their cotton crop for J181 million. In 195S the crop sold for J192 million and 1959, $290 million which was a considerable increase he declared. Dur to poor weather conditions in 1958 Mississippi's acreogn is roughly 40 per cent of the acreage 30 years ago. In 1930 it took 260 man hours to grow and har- vesf Â« Bale of cotton. Today W Is estimated that only 110 houri arc needed. Tho program was one ot thÂ« agriculture and conservation committee of the club. Glenn Bolton is the chairman. Norval Yerger and Nlnl Smythe, Greenville High gradutes, appeared before the club in the interest of the return to Greenvills of the Red Cross BloodmoWle on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 36-27. They secured signed pledges to give blood. Yerger explained the pending visit of tho Hood- mobile and Miss Smythe issued the slips from the County Red Cross Chapter. NAVY LEAGUES MEET MONTREAL (AP) - The first joint congress of the Navy Leagues o! the World will be held in Montreal Oct. 19-23. Delegate! are expected from Canada, tho United States, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden and several other nations. 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