The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on April 7, 1936 · Page 13
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 13

Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 7, 1936
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, APRIL 7 Pi 1936 THIRTEEN F,D, CRAM LAUDS VftSEY'S CAREER Former County Superintendent of Schools Says He Was Outstanding Educator. KDITOK'S NOTE: The following; tribute to Frank T. Vasey, former superintendent of the Mason City schools, was prepared by Fred D. Cram, member of the hoard of directors of the National Education association, former superintendent of the Cerro Gordo county schools, president of the Iowa Stato Teachers association in 1910-2(1 and at present a member of the extension division of Iowa State Teachers college at Cedar Falls. Coolidge Home Goes on Market By FRED D. CUA" Frank T. Vasey will be missed in the work of the professional educa^ tion associations. He was a man of such dynamic personality that honors and recognition flowed his way as the steel is attracted to the magnet. It was not the purpose or the practice of Superintendent Vasey to seek the quasi-political pre- ferments in professional service. It was impossible, however, for the man, in attending a meeting at which opportunity for free discussion was afforded, to refrain from making a spoken contribution Growing out of his disposition to express his views, which were ever worthy of consideration, there came, as a matter of course, invitations to appear on the more forma parts of the program in succeeding meetings. As the years passed, it came to be the practice to ask Mr. Vasey to assume the responsibility of office- holding within his group, and as acquaintance with his abilities broadened he was called to higher and higher responsibilities and prefer- ments. It was in this way that Superintendent Vasey came to be elected president of the Iowa State Teachers association, an office which he filled with dignity when the time for the annual convention arrived, as he had filled it with devoted service during the year of his incumbency. Approach Scientific. Superintendent Vasey's method of approach was the scientific one. If he knew through experimentation that he had the truth or part of it, he could support his claims and his opinions with evidence gleaned through exploration and through statistical procedures. He was a student of the entire educational field, but he was most at home in the elementary grades. He was wise enough to appreciate that in such a system as Charles City, Mason City, or Springfield, Empty of occupants and boarded up, "The Beeches," Northampton Mass, home of the late ex-President Calvin Coolidge has been put up for sale by Mrs. Coolidge. Many of the furnishings ol the home already have been disposed of at auction. one mind could not hope to spread itself over the entire scope of schools activity and do justice to all departments. Thus he demanded of his board of education that he be supplied with high school department heads on whom he could throw heavy portions of responsibility and from whom he could expect outstanding results. In his contacts with patrons and taxpayers, Mr. Vasey was ever the thoughtful gentleman as well as the professional expert. A board of education to him was a means f u r - nished by his clientele througn which he could carry out his ideas and reach his ideals. A common expression with Vasey was, "I had my board vote to ," and in thus reporting he was expressing what happened in a literal way. Not Dogmatic. Mr. Vasey could not have worked with a board of directors who were not willing to follow his professional leadership. He was not dogmatic. He knew that his board had administrative and legislative functions, and these rights and prerogatives he fully respected. But in the active management of the schools he proceeded on the theory that he was the executive whose prime obligation was to bring the best current practices, in education to bear on the local situation, and to do this he demanded and usually received a free hand. Thus his prog' ress to efficiency was seldom inter fcred with. If I might add a word as a for mer close associate of Superintend ent Vasey, I should like to refer t his loyalty, as city superintendent to the county superintondency. M Vasey was one of that group o school heads in larger cities wh fully recognize the situation an respect the fact that the count superintendent, under the laws the state of Iowa, is the legal hca of the county system of schools His co-operative spirit, his willing ness to lend himself to the count program, and his desire to con tribute to the general good of a the schools was so outstanding a to render him almost unique in th type of associative effort here re ferred to. I shall miss the kindl face of a man I have greatly n spected, as I attend future mee ings of the National Education as sociation. Fred D.- Cram, member board of directors, National Education association. Former county superintendent of schools, Cerro Gordo county, Iowa. President, Iowa State Teachers association, 1919-1920. Member extension division, Iowa State Teachers college, Cedar Falls, Iowa. 'CORKLE RITES HELD IN CHURCH .anawha Marshal 12 Years Is Survived by Relatives in Mason City. KANAWHA -- Funeral services ·ere held Sunday for John Me. Corkle. marshal of Kanawha, who ied Thursday afternoon from a cart attack. Mr. McCorkle had een on duty and was in the Rcikcn's motor garage when he vas taken ill. John M. J. McCorkle was born on i farm cast of Kanawha Aug. 2.1. SS2. He was reared on the farm Arhere he was born, living there until 15 years ago when he moved o Kanawha. After moving to Kan- iwha he was'employed in the county and for the past 12 years served as :own marshal. Surviving are his wife and two children, Mrs. Thelma Brown of Laurcns and Kermit of Kanawha; one grandchild, Coleen Kecfe; his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth McCorkle of Mason City; three-sisters, Mrs. E. W. Pfahler of Mason City; Mrs. Etta Johnson of Ellsworth and Mrs. O. D. Smith of Condo, S. Dak., and one brother, Frank E., of Mason City. Services were held at the home and at the Methodist church with the Rev. E. A. Briggs officiating. A public address system was used in the church for the enormous crowd which attended. Pallbearers were Monroe Graeber of Goodell; Fred Prclip, Fred Graeber Jack Maddick. Lewis Yepsen and Kenneth Sabin. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. H. H. Stewart and Oscar E. Johnson and the present members of the council, namely, H. H. Rcikens. Jack Johnson, L. P GilliRan. G. W. Judd and James Yeakel. Nearly 150,000 listeners wrote letters last year to the British Broadcasting company about its pro- grama. WILL OPEN BIDS FOR THIRD TIME Lots for Algona Postoffice Purchased Nearly One Year Ago. ALGONA--For the third time, Algona has hopes of its new $60,000 postoffice, according to word received here from Senator Murphy. The bids will be reopened not later than April 22. One year ago this month the original bids were received for the proposed postoffice and since that time were rejected twice. It seems that changes were made necessary for the third bidding. The government purchased the lots for the new site nearly a year ago. 1C the new postoffice is built this summer a large Minneapolis firm is considering opening a branch store here in Algona in the present postoffice quarters. Homo Is run-bused. GARNER--Art Wille, the cloth- ng merchant has bought the house and 10 acre tract known as the Roach place in the southwest part of town from Floyd Franklin in part exchange for an 80 aero improved farm 11 miles south. Mr. Wille has begun reconstruction of the eight room house on the front. 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