The Boyden Reporter from Boyden, Iowa on October 1, 1959 · Page 11
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The Boyden Reporter from Boyden, Iowa · Page 11

Boyden, Iowa
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Thursday, October 1, 1959
Page 11
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Thursday, October 1, 1959 Boyden Reporter, Boyden, I owa Report Of Progress In The School Reorganization (By Co. Supt, W. K. Price) I doubt if there are many counties in Iowa (there are a few) which have made as much progress in reorganization as has bean made in Sioux County. Prior to the first reorganization in 1957-'58, there were 39 school districts in Sioux County. These were divided, as follows: 10 Town Independent Districts with high schools. 1 Consolidated District with high school. 3 Town Independent Districts without high schools. 2 Rural Independent Districts with elementary schools only. 23 School Townships with elementary schools only. Fifteen or twenty years ago, Sioux County received nation-wide publicity because of its fine new rural school buildings. At-one time,, there were almost 140, one-room rural schools in this county.-In the 1920's and 1930's about 120 new one and two-room rural school buildings were constructed. Most of these were of cottage style and had furnaces, indoor chemical toilets, electricity, and hard wood floors. The people of Sioux County were proud of these buildings and were reluctant to see them closed. But, as time went on, declining rural populations, shortage of teachers, the transfer of children to the Christian Schools jn the county, and a desire of some parents to send their children to town on the busses, caused a gradual decline in the number of schools. However, in the school year 1956-'57 there were 69 such schools, with 74 teachers, still in operation. Three new Community Districts became effective on July 1, 1958. They were, as follows: "1. The Sioux Center Community District which included the Town of Sioux Center and surrounding rural area. In this district the area was approximately 100 square miles, the 'high school enrollment 202 pupils and the elementary enrollment 645 pupils, and the taxable valuation approximately 9 million dollars. This district has continued to operate sev- eral one and two teacher rural schools. 2. The Floyd Valley Community School District which included the former Alton Independent, Hospers Independent, and Newkirk Consolidated Districts with only 3 or 4 sections of the rural service area. This district had an area of approximately 45 square miles, a resident high school enrollment of 108 and a resident elementary enrollment of 294, and a taxable valuation of about 5 and a quarter million. However, this district continued to serve a rather large rural area on a tuition basis so that its total enrollment was' 167 in high school and 402 in the elementary school. For the first year of operation, all three former high schools were operated, but for the 1959-60 school year, the high school pupils from all three communities are being transported to Alton to attend a combined Floyd Valley High School. To make room for them in the Alton school, pupils in grades 1 to 8 inclusive from Alton are being transported to Newkirk and Hospers. . 3. The Maurice-Orange City Community School District which included the former Maurice Independent and Orange City Independent Districts and parts of all of five rural township districts. This district had an area of 91 square miles, a high school enrollment of 199 and an elementary enrollment of 542, and a tax able valuation of about 8 and 34 million dollars. During the first year of operation, the high schools in both Maurice and Orange City were continued in operation with some pupils from Maurice transported to Orange City for a part of the day for classes in Home' Economics and Chem istry. For the 1959-60 school year, the two high schools have been merg ed in Orange City and the two junior high schools have been merged in Maurice. Thus, pupils are being transported from Maurice to Orange Oity for high school and from Orange City 1 to Maurice for junior high school. Three more community school districts became effective in Sioux County O n July 1, 1959. (In.addition some territory was included in districts lying in Lyon County.) Also, some territory was added to the threa districts listed above which became Homemaker's Corner Dress Patlorn No. 7305--Easy lo wear, core for--Perfection in filling for Iho rtat-so-tall woman in o stunning classic thai boasts front buttoning. No. 1305 with PHOTO-GUIDE it in sizes I2'/,, M'/j, 7 6'/ 2 , J8'/,, 20i/ 3 , 22'/j, 24f 3 , 26/ 2 . Bust 33 to 47. S/ro '4'/2r 35 bust, short shove, 5'/ yards of 35-inch. i Needlework Pattern No. 72-J--Here's a culo clown pillow that will amuso Iho youngar set! Either the smiling or sad version adds a docorativo touch to nursery, den or playroom. No. 724 has pattern piacesi full directions. Sand 35c for each dress pattern, 25c for each noodlowork pattern (add lOe for each pattern for first class mailing) io AUDREY LANE BUREAU, Oopt. "NWNS," 367 West Adams Street, Chicago 6, III. Nor he in turn his service boast Above the prayers that voice his need. Not all can go, nor all can give To arm the others for the fray; But young or old or rich or poor, Or strong or weak--we all can pray. Pray that the full hands open wide To speed the message on its way, That those who hoar the call may go And pray--that other hearts may pray. --Annie Johnson Flint DOES IT" BY HELEN HALE OHILDREN cnn zip their ga- ^^ loshos more readily if you fasten smnll notebook rings in the zipper pull. When the galoshes are removed in school, the rings can be placed together and the galoshes hung from a hook. Contour sheets wear thin in the middle rather than on the sides. Sew flat mattress pads on to the THE THREEFOLD WORK Three things the Master hath to do, And we who serve Him here below And long to see His Kingdom come, May pray or give or go. He needs them all--the open hand, The willing feet, the asking heart-To work together and to weave The threefold cord thnt shall not part. Nor shall the giver count his gift As greater than the worker's need, THIS WEEK'S RECIPE Gingerbread Pancakes (Makes 1C cakes) 1 cup pancake mix 1 cup milk Vi cup molasses % teaspoon ginger Va teaspoon nutmeg J / teaspoon allspice 1 egg 1 tablespoon salad oil Combine all ingredients until just barely blended. Preheat griddle and grease. Pour on about 3 tablespoons for each cnkc. Bake until brown, turning once. These may be served with npplcsaucc or sliced bananas and soured cream. sheet and you'll have n nice £ovcr for the mnttress that tucks in easily. Plastic spoons make nice supports for potted plants. They don't rot ns wooden sticks do and dirt doesn't cling to them. If you can't wash hair during ,t spoil of illness for fear of catching cold, wash your brush and comb every day and dry them in the sun. Brush and comb the fair frequently to get out the loose dirt. A bit of cologne on brush as well as on hair and scnlp will keep hair fresh smelling. Keep colored spools o( mcmiiiiK tin-end in n clear plastic box to find the right spool crusily. Use sleeve. 1 : from discarded men's shirt around the broom to dust effective in 1958. These three new districts are as foi lows: 1. The West Sioux Community District which included the former Ireton, Hawarden, and Chatsworth Independent Districts and part or all of seven former rural township districts. This district covers an area of about 145 square miles, has a high school enrollment this year of 285, an elementary enrollment of 821, and a taxable valuation of 11 and a quarter million. The Board of Education of the West Sioux District decided to move rapidly in the merging of atten dance centers with the result that the Ireton high school was discontinued and the pupils transported : to Hawarden and 12 one and two teacher schools in the area were closed and pupils divided between Ireton and Hawarden. 2. The Hock Valley Community School District which included the former Rock Valley Independent Dis tricts and part or all of 8 adjoining rural township districts in Sioux and Lyon Counties. Thi s district has an area of about 125 square miles, a high school enrollment of 154, an elementary enrollment'of 465 and a taxable valuation of about 8 and.% million dollars. This year, one rural school within the area is still in operation. All other former rural schools were closed and pupils are transported to Rock Valley. 3. The Boyden-Hull Community School District which includes tha former independent districts of Boyden and Hull and part or all of nine former rural township districts in Sioux and Lyon Counties. This district has an area of 106 square miles, a high school enrollment of 167,. an elementary enrollment of 591, and a taxable valuation of 9 million dollars. This year both the junior and senior high schools have been merged, with the Senior High School located in Hull and the Junior High School in Boyden. Seven one-room rural schools are still in operation within the Boyden-Hull district^ but m an c a s e s the pupi]s in {he n an 8th grades from those schools are be- mg transported to the Junior High School in Boyden. t;"n S * result °* the six reorganizations descnbed above, all of the area or Sioux County is now in a high school ^strict except for 9 districts along the east bOfder Q[ ^ AH or part of three of these in the i 1 ! 3St p a r t of the count y are included within the boundaries of a proposed Sheldon Community School Dishict which proposal was not submitted to a vote of the people prior to July 1, 1959, because of an appeal .to. the courts on the legality of said pr o posal.There ar e three other elementary districts in the south-east part of the county, where most of the children attend parochial schools and the people therefore desire to remain out side reorganized districts until state law requires that they be included ; Some discussion has been underway of a plan to merge the Maurice- Orange City Community Districts and the Floyd Valley Community District The re are three rm . al districtSi and pjirt of a fourth, in the eastern part of Sioux County which are awaiting the outcome of these discussions before deciding to join with a reorganized district. The following statements are a summary of the changes in Sioux County during the past two O r three years: . 1 - In 1958-1959 there were eleven high schools in operation. In 1959-'6o" there are six high schools being operated. r 2. In 1956-'57 there were sixty-nine rural or village schools-with 74 teachers-in operation. In 1959-'60 there are 19 such schools with~23 teachers All but four of these schools are with in the boundaries o f newly reorganized districts. These are operated primarily because of lack of room in the town buldings. TO date no bonds have been voted to erect new buildings or additions in Sioux County since reorganization became effective. However, a bond issue to erect a new elementary school in Sioux Center was defeated by the i voters. Plans have been revised and this proposal will be resubmitted in November. Plans are underway to submit a proposal for a new high school building in the West Sioux i District to the voters some time this i fall or early winter. There is discussion of a similar proposal in the Boyden-Hull District" but plans are still in the preliminary discussion stage. Since a fine new grade school addition was erected in Rock Valley, just prior to reorganization, there are no immediate plans for additional buildings there, but some additional space may be needed to accommodate the new Smith-Hughes Agriculture program which is housed this year in a rented building. The Boards of Education of the Maurice-Orange City and Floyd Valley Community Districts are postponing all talk of additional construction pending the outcome O f discussions to merge their , two districts. If such merger takes I place in the future, it is possible that a new high school building will be ! proposed. It no such merger takes I place, it is possible that existing Buildings will be sufficient to accom odate the present enrollments, if the people are willing to continue the present plan of transporting children to and from the existing buildings. Q FARM OUTLOOK -- F E E D G R A I N S The September 1 crop report wiped out any hope of improving the feed grain surplus picture this year, says Farm Economist Francis Kutish of Iowa State University. The 4.3 billion bushel corn crop more than offsets the reduced small grain and milo crops. On October 1, 1960, the feed grain carry-over will be almost double what it was on October 1, 1956, Kutish says. The 1959 corn carried over will be readily available for feeding and will put particular pressure on hog and cattle feeding. This mounting surplus has taken place, Kutish points out, despite a 10 i percent increase in livestock output since 1956 and a substantial boost in the rate of feeding. CATTLE Several Sioux City commission men. believe yearling feeder cattle prices are at their fall low now, Kutish says. They expect calf prices, however, to work a little lower. They point out that ranchers have been moving their yearlings through the summer and therefor the total movement won't be as great as expected this fall. On the othsr hand, the calf crop is larger and not quite as many are likely to be held back this year as were held last year, Kutish figures. Tight credit has tended to delay the demand for cattle, contracting has been light, and a larger share of the cattle is likely to show up on public markets, Kutish says. -_0 Sioux County Extension Schedule of Coming Events Thursday, October 1 -- Sioux County Extension Council Meeting 8.00 p.m. at the Extension Office. Monday, October 5 -- Sioux County 4-H Banquet, 6:30 p.m. at the Northwestern College Auditorium in Orange City. 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