The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 14, 1951 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 14, 1951
Page 3
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1951 BLYTHEV1LLE (ARKY COURIER NEWS PAGE THREE Principal's Job Shows Shifting School Trend By KliTH LEE (School Correspondent) A lot of water has flowed under the educational bridge since the one-room school days, one of the swiftest currents occurring in the position and responsibility of the school principal. Most chapters on the principal- ship In education books list five progressions In the history of the principal: (I) the one-room secondary school principal whose main Influence was with his students; (2) the head teacher with full-time teaching responsibilities and slight administrative duties; (3) the head teacher with several teachers under his supervision; (4) the principal absolutely free from teaching; and (5) the principal with duties heavy enough to make an assistant necessary. Blytheville's school principals fall pretty clearly into the third and fourth categories, with all elementary principals carrying a full-time teaching load, and the high school mid junior his;h principals devoting their full duties. time to administrative -Teach One Class However, each of the latter teaches at least one class during the school day. The reason for this practice Is that progressive educators have come to realize that teaching provides the administrator a vital contact Kith the teaching profession as well as with the .students whose education he Is responsible for. Blytheville's three full-time principals meet the standards set up by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. 'Both W- D. Tommey, principal of Blytheville High School, and Earl B. Nail, junior high principal, have master of arts degrees from George Peabody College from which both were graduated In 1948. Mr. Tommey came to Blytheville in the fall of 1946 to teach mathematics in the high school, was assistant principal In 1947-1948, and three years with the U.S. Air Forces, six months of that time In Italy as a combat crew member on a B-24. After completing 50 missions over Europe, he was discharged in September, 1945, with the rank of staff sergeant. He is also a member of NEA, AEA, Mississippi County Schoolmaster's Club, and Kappa Phi Kappa fraternity. All 13 of Blytheville's elementary principals carry full-time teaching loads, a fact which makes them technically "head" teachers. In the city, Miss Sunshine Swift, principal of Central who was educated at Memphis State, University of Arkansas, Arkansas State and Peabody, and Bessie Ivy of Elm Street Schcol, who holds a B. S. B. degree from Arkansas A. M. & N. at Pine Bluff, hold records for years of service, both having taught In the system for more than 25 years. Others Hold Dcgreet Completing the city's principal list are Mis. Julia Penn, a B. A. degree graduate from Baylor University who has done ersduate work p.t the ui^vcr^ity and at Arkansas State, at lange; Robert Wiley, who holds the A. B. degree from Philander Smith College in Little Rock and who has practically completed the requirements for a master's de- Lree rt Tennesree A & I. at Robinson; and Mrs. E. P. Fry, who has attended Blue Mountain College, Jonesboro Baptist College, Memphis State and Arkansas State, at Sudbury. Mrs. Pry, who became principal in 1935, holds the record for service as principal. Two women are among the list of outlying school principals — Miss Minnie Foster, who will complete the requirements for a bachelor's degree next summer at Arkansas State, at Yarbro, and Lucille E. Tillman, who has done work at A. M. & N. College, Tuskegee. and State Teachers, at Promised Land. Other principals are Marvin Hart, who holds a B. S. E. degree from Arkansas State, Number Nine; THE SONGS OF CHRISTMAS Illustrated by Walt Scott Father Mokr brought rite nnn o«irs long to Franz Gruber, tftt organist. Gnitert utting of the musk to Ite inspired words VM afoot* spontaneous. When the people of the little Alpine town gc rhered f or Ch ristmas worship there was no sou nd from the organ, for it was out of re poi r. tut the organist strummed his guitar and, joined by Father Mohr, sang "Silent Night, Holy Night." heo rd the song ona fa ng it when he got home. NOTICE OF SALE OF MISSIPPI COUNTY HOSPITAL BONDS Pursuant to order of the Mississippi County Court made and entered In the Osceola District of said Court on the 12 day of December, 1052, and a and entered In the District of said Court on the 11 day of December, 1951, notice Is hereby given that Mississippi County will sell to the highest bidder for cash its proposed Issue of $479,755 of Ml! sisslppl County Hopital Bond, to be dated January 1, 1952, bearing interest at the rate of num, payable semi-annually on July 1 and January 1, and maturing se- rallly on January 1 of each year as follows: 1953 1954 ccrued Interest as follows: from source, urplus construction funds and/or Each bidder will be required to file , . ,. , ... a certified check in the am , t awardcd tne stt!e ot tne bonds * nd ed. Given under my hand and seal this 12th day of December, 1951. Elizabeth Blyth* Parker, County Clerk of Mississippi County, Arkansas Your Child WILL LIKE THIS NEW COUGH HELP For coughs and bronchitis due to coldi you can now getCreomulsion specially prepared for Children in a new pint and blue package and be sure' (1) Your child will like it (2) It contains only safe, proves ingredients. (3) It contains no narcotics to disturb nature's processes. (4) II will aid nature to soothe and heal raw. tender, inflamed throat and bronchial membranes, tjius relieving the cough and promoflng rest and sleep. Ask for Creomulsion for Children in the pink and blue package. CREOMULSION FOR CHILDREN itlltm C»|ks, Chtit Ctlfe, icult limilth became principal in the fall cf 1948. He is a native Arkansan from Murfreesboro where lie finished high school in 1938. He later received bachelor of arts degree from Henderson State Teachers College. From 1942 to 1946, he served in the VS. Army and from June, 1944. to September, 1945, was with the Infantry in Europe. With the rank of captain, he was'placed on Inactive duty In 1945. A "Joiner" If holding membership in professional organizations indicates professional seriousness, Mr. Tommey may be considered a real "joiner," {or he i» a member of the National Education Association, Arkansas Education Association, the Secondary School .Principals Association. Mississippi County Schoolmasters -Club, and Kappa Delta PI, national honorary education fraternity. His principal administrative re- jponsjbilltles are connected with counselling students, coordinating the teachers Into a faculty, maintaining numerous sets of records, planning and setting up the curriculum and checking attendance problems. The same may be said of the administrative obligations of deorge D. Hollls, principal of Harrison High School who Is a native of Helena, Ark. He «as graduated from the Eliza Miller High School In Helena where he returned to teach math from 1934 to 1942. In the meantime, he received a B. A. degree from Wiley College In Marshall, Texas, and since becoming principal of the school here in 1942, has completed all the requirements for the master's at Tennessee A & I except six weeks of residence work. Hollis and his faculty are currently engaged in an Intensive one- year evaluation of Harrison High School, the final step In meeting Its requirements for admission to the North Central Association. Nail In Third Year Mr. Nail, the junior, high'princi- pal who claims Mt. Pleasant, Te-nn. as his hometown, was educated at Haylong High School in Mt. Pleasant, at David Lipscomh College In Nashville, and George Peabody College where he received both B. A. and M. A. degrees. In 1043-1949, he was an instructor In the high school, and Is now In his third year as principal of the junior high. Before entering the teaching Shelby McCook, who attended Arkansas State, at Lone Oak; Clothel Dulaney, who holds a bachelor's degree .from Mississippi State at Starkvllle, at Promised Land; Thurman green, who was educated at Arkansas Baptist, A. M. & N. and the university, Cleak Lake; Fred Payne, who received his college training at Howe Teachers Training College In Memphis, Number Nine; and Jesse T. Simpson, who attended Arkansas State, at Clear Lake. Seeing-Eye Dog Is Going Blind . MONTCLAIB, N. J., Dec. 14. (IF)— A 13-year-old seelng-eye dog who faithfully served his master for 12 years is himself going blind and will spend the rest of his days with nothing to do but relax. The gentle German shepherd dog, Mat, acted as the eyes of Harold Trowbridge, blind proprietor of a Montclair news store. Trowbrldge removed Mat's harness Wednesday and officially retired him. But Trowbridge won't replace his trusted friend—instead, he will use cabs or human guides to help him when he travels. Two Out of Mothballs WASHINGTON, Dec. 14. (Pi —The Navy is taking a heavy cmiser and two aircraft carriers out of mothballs next month. Read Courier News Classified Ads- o or Junior tried To no avail To slop the water 105 L Main Said sale will be held upon auc- urplus tax collections on tlon bids at 10:30 o'clock a.m., on trest' paying date, and on and aft- January 8th, 1952. In the office of member of P.C.I.C., payable to Mis- r January 1, 1960, on any interest be promptly returned. For further stsslppi County, to be kept as liqui- aying date from funds from any is Information address the underslgn- 1953 ................. »16,755.00 1955 ................ 18,000.00 3-DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT $ 109 50 11.00 WKxiY 5-DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT SOLITAIRE $ 7 COO 1065 24,000.00 DIAMOND DUETTE 8-DIAMONO BRIDAL PAIR 19C9 ................ 27,000.00 The proceeds of the sale of sail bonds will be used for the purpos to be composed of two units, on unit to be constructed at Blythe ville, Arkansas, and the other unl to be construtced at Osceola, Ark 12-D1AMOND ENSEMBLE 10-DIAMOND COMBINATION sissippi County for the years 1951 to 1972, Inclusive, and continuing The buyer may name the place Wear Diamonds Meet Dretfis .. 1910 1971 1972 1973 ansas. Right to reject all bids Is reserved Bald bonds with Interest thereo will be secured by pledge of pro ceeds derived from a continuing con structlon fund tax of three mills o the dollar heretofore voted to be levied annually'on the .. assessed value of all taxable property In Mis- , , thereafter at the rate of three mills annually until all bonds and interest ot this Issue have been paid in full. of payment and trusUe and shall have the right to convert the bonds to a lower rate of Interest, subject to approval of the County Court of Mississippi County and upon condition that the County will receive no less and will pay no more than substantially the same as par for bonds bearing Interest at the rate of 23i % per annum. The expenses of the Issue, Including the print- Ing and trusteeing of the bonds and the fee of Donham, Fulk «i Mehalf- fy. Attorneys, Little Rock, Arkansas, upon whose approving opinion the bonds will be issued, will be paid by the purchaser. 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