The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 22, 1951 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, October 22, 1951
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MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1951 How Your Schools Operate: Part 1 Supervisory Work Only Part of Jig-Saw Pattern Of City's School System (EDITOR'S NOTE: Following is the first in a series of stories designed to present to the public an over-all view ot the Blyiheville Khoo! system. Each article will deal with some program carried on throughout, the entire system, BLYTHEVILLE (ARK,) COURIER NEWS B.V KUTII LEE (School Correspondence) Any school system-is a giant Ji«saw puzzle in which all the pieces must be perfectly fittwl (or a complete picture. The divisions are unmistakeablc. but at the same time subordinate to the whole. The administrative, advisory, supervisory and instructional phases are just a few of the clearly defined areas of work in an eliicient .school organization. Each is hiphiy specialized, yet overlapping 'the others when it comes to an ultimate aim. The definition of supervision as an "expert technical service primarily concerned with studying and improving the conditions that surround learning and pupil growth" may be applied to the work of almost every person employed in a school system. -f : Yet supervision is a distinct area V ol work, differing mainly in technique—the avenues through which a supervisor accomplishes the goal of a proper education for each child in the school system. Supervisor's Job Varied But even within the field of supervision, the function of the supervisor varies. Determining factors are the particular school, the town or section ol the country in which the school is located, or, perhaps more importantly, the grade level with which he works. The supervisory program in Blyihevjlle schools has been set by a group of administrators aware of the needs for and variations within such a program. Miss "Winnie Virgil Turner's work as elementary supervisor is different In many respects from that of Miss Rosa Hardy, supervisor for the high school and junior high. Both carry a fair-sized administrative load, a fact Indicated by the title ol assistant superintendent, a position each holds. For example, when there occurs within the system any expansion, rebuilding or consolidation, new classes must be ^wrranged. ™ One of Miss Turner's most im- 'portant Jobs Is to see that the children In the 14 schools which' she •erv-M ae supervisor have classes •mall enough to permit them adequate attention from their teachers. And, when Harrison High, and Robinson and Lange elementary •chools were furnished. Miss Turner helped Superintendent W. B. Nicholson select the furniture and equipment. Not a "Critic Teacher" A* for her philosophy of super- Tijion as regards the instructor, Mias Turner feels that "the idea of the supervisor as a critic teacher must be eliminated." The purpose of her classroom visits is to "check on the progress of the children and to assist the teacher, If necessary, in devising some way to reach every Individual child." When Miss Turner goes into a classroom to teach a phonics or reading lesson, her purpose is to jjpive the child the experience of learning in a different situation. When all these lessons are totalled, they constitute a good-sized teaching load. The supervisor tries to visit each classroom once each six weeks, preferring to visit at the teacher's request. When a new elementary teacher Joins the Elytheville teaching staff Miss Turner Is usually the second person she meets officially. From Miss Turner, the new teacher learns what Is expected of her as well as the aims of the elementary teaching program throuzhout the system. Mr. Nicholson. In almost every case, consults Miss Turner in an advisor,- capacity when placing a teacher in a certain grade level and in a particular school. Handles Tcvlbook Proeram Another of her administrative duties is handling the free textbook program which supplies state books for grades one through eight. Miss Turner supervises distribution of the books and their history after their arrival in Blythevillc, A record of each book issued by the state must be kept in the office of the supervisor and also by the teacher receiving the book. Unifying the elementary teaching program is no small job. and one which requires constant contact with every teacher in the system. A sixth grader at Central or Lange : should be learning pretty gone-rally | the same material as a sixth grader at Sucibury. and in approximately the same order. This does not eliminate the Initiative and origbiality of the classroom teacher, but rather provides her an outline by which to operate, j A disthict liking for and interest I in children is essential to the personality of 2 successful elementary ] supervisor. And any supervisor would agree with Miss Turner that in elementary school, emphasis should be placed upon developing the "whole" child—his disposition. his ability to fit into a social group ins 'leadership—as well as mastery of the three R's. Applies to Higher Grades A philosophy of this kind carries over into the higher gradc-s and Miss Hardy, who teaches ap- [pnwimately 50 students in her two | social problems classes, outlines her work in the same general pattern Her schedule includes periodic visits to all the high school and junior high classrooms; private conferences with students, teachers, and groups of each; numerous administrative activities, not the least bein- her recent participation in the com- mittti which set up the curriculum teacher loads, and genera! outline h^v,^ e ,r ew juniw hi sh-senior high division. Supervising teachers In high school and junior high is different enough from elementary supervising to require an almost entirely dif" ferent technique. Being a' hi"h school supervisor is a difficult job in most school systems. Supervisors should have, before assuming their positions, ton* years of association with children' and .teachers, and a genuine interest in 'each. Both Miss Turner and Miss xlardy meeet these requirements Hold Master's Degrees Miss Turner holds a bachelor's degree from George Peabody College. Before coming to Mississippi County in !926. Miss Turner was an become supervisor of Mississippi Smith city system, in 1926 she elementary teacher in the Ft. County schools and since 1933 she has been elementary supervisor for the Blythevitle system. Miss Hardy, who was born in Gates, 7'enn., has been connected witn the teaching profession in some capacity almost all her adult life. When she came to Blytheville in 1914. she already had an excellent teaching background. After teaching social science in Senior High School three years. Miss Hardy became principal, a position she held until 1948 when she became supervisor. She holds both bachelor's and master's degrees from Peabody College, and has attended summer sessions at the University of Arkansas and university of Mississippi. COMING SOON! NEW THEATER Manila, Ark. TIPTON Monette, Ark. NEW Caraway, Ark. SETS LEGAL PRECEDENT— Emma Ping Lum of Ran Francisco, above, is believed U> be the first Chinese woman attorney admitted to practice before the supreme Court. Miss Lum Is pictured on the steps of the Supreme Court building In Washington shortly after being accepted at the bar of the nation's highest court. Arkansas News Briefs— Dr, Jones Advocates A Liberal Education By THE ASSOCIATED I'UESS FAYETTEV1LLE—Too much time is being spent in universit and colleges on the training of specialists, says Dr. Lewis Webster Jones, president of the University of Arkansas. Dr. Jones told the fall mcc-ting of the Arkansas Associated Press yesterday that, "colleges aren't in business to teach tricks of the trade to students." The institution should enlighten "the whole students" and not just teach him how to get the Job done, said the educator. He called lor more emphasis on basic liberal education, with just a sprinkling ol professional training | n undergraduate courses. Library Association to Meet in Little Rack LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Library Association will open Its annual convention here Thursday. Dr. Rupert B. Vance, sociology professor at the University ol North Carolina, will be principal speaker. PAGE FIVE Public Health Official to Speak at Convention LITTLE ROCK—Dr. Ed.ear B. johnwick, director of the u s Public Health center at Hot Springs, will be featured speaker at the annual convention of the Arka^s State Nurses' As,=o-iatvn and three allied organizations. The other groups are the ArJransas Le'-ue of Nursing Education, the Organization for Public Health Nur.'ng and the Arkansas Association of Nurse Anesthetists. The four-day meeting opens \Vc:(i::e.^rtiiy. V/ood Products Men Will Hear Murry, Horn LITTLE ROCK- Arkansas Attorney General Ike Murry and £* n- ley F. Horn, editor of the Southern Lumberman, will speak at the annual convention of the Arkansas Wood Products Association here Saturday. , New Industries for Ar Sought by Two Dele Kansas •gat ions Bowers, Washington representative of the Arkansas Resources and Development Commission. LITTLE ROCK, Oct. 22. (iPr—Two teams from Arkansas have gone to Signs of Recovery Seen In Western Germany FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — West Germany is back on its feet again and with quivering arches: the reducing institutes are back in business. Things got tough for the people who fatten 'their bankrolls by thinning waistlines before the war. Food became scarce, and anyway it was unpopular to go around with a bay window. The reducing institute men began looking for new Jobs. Then the war came and lard on bread was a treat. There wasn't a lot of that either and some people had trouble -vorx- ing up a shadow. Post-war troubles kept paunches below par. too. It was not until currency reform in 1948 that the people with big appetites got up from dinner happy. Today West Germany has become a Mecca for whip cream makers and the boys who can dish up staggering strudels and, cakes and schnitzels. Three years of this has had its affect on waistlines. Many German hausfraus are eyeing themselves with mild alarm. After all, there is a limit. Chicago and Cleveland to hunt new industries for the state. Temporary offices will be opened in both cities by the delegations, which took exhibits and information on Arkansas progress vv i t h them. The idea is not new. Previous trips have netted plants at Fayetteville, Siloam Sprini-s and Glenwood. Members of the Chicago team are J. F. Tuohey, industrial engineer of Arkansas Power and Jjght Co., Art Murphy of the Arkansas Economic Council-State Chamber of Com- 'merce, anci Elwood Blass of Fort Smith, division sales manager of Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. The Cleveland tenm members are Leonard Kendall of Payetteville, engineer of the Arkansas Western G:i:, Co.; John B. Struwe of Shreveport. I La., industrial sales manager of I the Southwestern Gas and Electric jCo.; A. H, Crouch, industrial pipe I line representative of Arkansas- Louisiana Gas. Co., and Charles R, D/d Locomotive Steams Through Night to Heat Maine Hotel's Rooms BOSTON, 0:1. 52. (Ft - They hooked on an old Iccomotive to the Hotel Manger last night and the heat was on. The hotel's regular steam line, which runs from a plant across the street, was broken accidentally by a roadbuilding crew. So Manager Waiter A, Henel arranged with the Boston & Matno Railroad for a line frcrn Engine 99, which steamed through the night lor the hotel's 600 tenants. Chaplain Hits the Road In Malayan Travels KUALA LU.MPUR, Malaya (API —The Rev. W. p. Cole, senior service chaplain for the British forces d i: nel, reported. 'The response to church services among troops in operational areas is first class But one big difficulty the chaplains Uce is the constant movement of troops." Marriage Licenses The following couples obtained marriage licenses over the weekend at the office of llrs. Elizabeth Blythe Parker, county clerk: James Clarence Poplin of Holland, Mo., and S\ T ancybelle Heide of Pal- aline, III. Poke Picket! of Forbus, Mo., and Lillian Smith of Mississippi. Last Times Tonite Feature at 7 and 9 p.m. i r Playgrounds for the Kiddies '• Show Starts 7:00 p.m. i Last Times Tonile -. PETER GCa'fSDf ~m. r —Plus— &.<vby t.t'f 1118 Ueep James Craig - Barbara Paylon Big Difference Iri England and Germany, a "billion" units is a million million, but in the United States and France, it ••«e«aes**4 RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. 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