Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on January 12, 1950 · Page 17
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January 12, 1950

Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 17

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ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH IttibttttMtfJ January II, ALTON, ILL., THURSDAY, JANUARY 12,1950 Member of Tilt AtaoeiatedJ Preta. Add Several Courses to Adult Program at Wood River High WOOD RIVER, Jan. 12.—Several new courses will be offered registrants Monday In the adult education evening division of East Alton-Wood River Community High School. Registration will be from 7:30 to 9 p. m., Monday, In room 102, which Is located in the west wing of the high school. At 7:30, a general explanation will be given. Besides a continuation of the courses offered last semester, which already are full, persons may register for new courses << shorthand and typing, beginning arts and crafts, beginning clothing and a shop course called, "Build- It." The number of registrations will determine which of the. new courses are offered, Classes will begin Jan. 17 and run 10 weeks. If the response is . satisfactory, more courses are planned for another 10-week period to begin when the forthcoming sessions end, about June 1. Several Hold-over Courses Courses offered last year which will be carried over are two tailoring and one beginning clothing class In "the home-making field, two pipe-fitter welding, one boilermaker welding and two apprentice carpentry classes in the trade and industrial field. These courses which were offered last year are under the State Board for Vocational Education and have employment requirements, hence no tuition is charged as" two-thirds of the instructor's salary is paid by the state. *The new courses offered will have a charge of $5 for residents and $10 for non-residents to cover instructional fees. The cost figures 50 cents per meeting on a 10-week basis. Costs in these pro- posed course* must be paid for out .of registration fees and from operating costs In maintaining the school bulldiifg. Expansion of night School offerings resulted from a survey made last fall which revealed that persons In this, area were traveling to Granite City for some courses which could be offered in this locality. Another survey made two years ago. revealed residents going as far as the David Rahkin School. •mlth DlMUS*e« Expansion In discussing the future expansion of the adult evening program at the high school, A. Edson Smith, principal, said, "Schools formerly believed their educational obligations to ^the individual was fulfilled when a student graduated from high school and received a diploma. Now we realize that the schools jre responsible for a continuous program of educational leadership and some of the greatest benefits are made possible through the program the school offers for adults on a noncredit basis." "If the program were successful, we ought to accommodate at least two-thirds the number of adults as students in continuation, recreational, avocational and retaining programs," Smith said. First class meetings for the new courses, except the "Build-It" course, will be staged Tuesday Income Tax BOOKKEEPING EARL ROOK 250 Acton Ave. Wood River Phone 4-5751 night, Jan. It. Th« first meeting of the «hop course will be held Monday, Jan. 23, All courses will be two hours In length, except the shop course which may be longer, and will meet for a term of 10 Weeks. Student Must Be 18 These courses are a service of the public sc.hool and any person 18 years of age or older Is eligible for the courses except those trade extension and apprentice courses already., in progress in which there is a limitation based on the employment Of the student. These courses are not open to students now In school and they are offered for the personal gain to the person taking them rather than for credit or n diploma. •During the school term just ending, 139 men and women were enrolled in adult classes at the community high school. Many requests have come to the school for a beginning class In the shops. The course proposed may be n three hour course and will give the participant opportunity to work In the wood shop at wood turning,, furniture repair, cabinet work, etc. In the metal shop the participant may work at spinning, solder- Ing, .bench metal or art metal work", and In the electric shop on appliance repair, motor repair, electric theory, etc. This courw is Intended to give fl person a chance to work on the school machinery under expert Instruction and direction and make or repair articles needed in the home. May Add More Canrse* If these courses prove satisfactory and registration is sufficient to pay the Instructional cost, then other courses will be added to the next school year. Some of' the courses In which public interest has been expressed are book reviews, additionnl nrt classes, child psychology and development, home decorations, beginning welding, and current problems. Principal Smith said the school wishes to be of service to the community In setting up various types of courses, and, therefore, wishes to encourage an adult program according to the interests of the patrons of the school. Celebrate Birthdays WOOD RIVER—The birthdays of Cub Scouts Mak McGlll and James Mcnnerlck were celebrated at the regular meeting of Den 2 of Pack 5 at the home of the den mother, Mrs. L,. W. Holt man, 123 Eighth street, Monday. Refreshments were furnished by the boy's mothers, Mrs. Charles Men- |nerick and Mrs. Tom McGlll. ! Cubs at the meeting other than those honored were Jerry LaMarsh, Randy Stover Barney Fulp, Mike Schoenewcis, James Zacny, and Louis Holt man. i Scout Rnnrd to Mrrt | WOOD RIVER—Plans for the I Jan. 23 recognition dinner will be. completed and chairmanship ap- i pointments will he made nt the I ; meeting of the Girl Scout Neigh| horhood Board at. the Girl Scout office, Monday, at 1 p. m,, accord- Ing to Mrs. Ray T. Brown, chairman. D. C. Cronin Appointed to Dist. 144 High School Board Vvul .WALLPAPER Your Choice of Many Lovely Patterns VALUES UP TO 60c A ROLL 8-13-19-23' Beautiful Import Patterns Priced to $12.75 Rofl COOK'S PAINTS 14 W. B'dway Phone 3-5812 READ TELEGRAPH WANT ADS D. C. Cronin WOOD RIVER, Jan. 12.-D. C. Cronin, advertising and sales promotion manager for Olin Industries, Inc., was appointed to fill n vacancy on the high school board of education of School District 144 by the board which mot at East Alton-Wood River Community High School, Tuesday night. The vacancy was created by the resignation of Joe Nolan, who was appointed to the Civic Memorial Airport board, June 1, Cronin's term will expire .:thls April and he plans to run for a three-year term then. Cronin is married and Is the father of two children. T It e y arc Timothy, 3'i, [Carla, l'«. The family resides at 501 Onk Drive, East Alton. He is a member of Al- REMEMBER PRESCRIPTION SERVICE Daily 9 A. M. to 10 P. M. WE DO DELIVER Sunday and Holidays, 9 A. M to I P. M.—4 P. M. to 10 P .M. Sickness and accidents may come at any time and we are here to serve YOU and YOUR Doctor morning;, afternoon and evening. Foster's Drug Store 330 EAST BROADWAY DIAL 2-2832 SAVE TIME BY ASKING YOUR DOCTOR TO PHONE US ton Rotary Club and Elks. Is a member of the public relations committee of the Community Chest, and a member of the Cancer Society. Cronin was graduated from Polytechnic High School In San Francisco and the University of California In 1934. 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