Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on August 26, 1952 · Page 12
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 26, 1952
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· ::-- f X'.iii i;,'."3. fc.:!!*kiltt Ail^.-.-.i 7c;sJa-/, Aujur.l -j, Thret School Sup«rtnt«nd«nts lOn-The-Farm Training Program For War Veterans Boasts Outstanding Record Of Achievement During The Past Year The-iien shown here arc superintendents of RchooU In three Northwest Arkansas cities. Left to right, 3. C? Kelly, SpriiiRrtnl.-, Virgil Blossom. Faycttevlllc, ami B.L. Klrksey ot Rogers. . FK Operated or Vocational Training Classes 'For Veterans, Non-Veterans Underway Since August 4 Past 33 Years j More Than 5,000 : Hove Been Graduated £ From The School · (!· The Kayetteville Business Col- ';.'· lege observes its 33rd anniversary t: under the ownership and dlrction "·of Hr-O. Davis this yenr. Davis . purdiased the inslilutlon, originate? in 1905, in August, 1019, iUndS-eoi-Ranizcd it into a modern : | type- o! business training. Since S thatttinw more than 5.000 have Ifrabiaied Ifom the school. '§ Divis, since coming to Kayctte- i--villet has closely associated hlm- ·{ «ell »ith the civic, commercial and i'»jri$ultural life of the community. I He ;owns considerable farming 'jproperty in addition to city prop' erty,; was one of the curly mem- ' f b e r f . t o t the Lions Club serving i vfiit ^organization as president for : one year, and is an active nicm- jber tl the first Baptist Church. Tijf ^building xvhich houses the College is owned by that _...«) and is located on Dlclt- ,Kin 8'«et three blocks e«sl of the j University rampus. I A t n a t i v e of Missouri, Davis, ! whoinon, Frank W. Davii, li as- [soclatvd with him in the opera- Hion pi the school, formerly taught in stme of the schools of that state! He served as principal of the Celwein Business University, jOelviein, Iowa, lor three years; !vas".principal of the commercial ideptHment for five years in the (twtiWa'.erloo, Ijjwa. High School, (and Was head of the English and Uaw departments of the Waterloo Collue of Commerce lor -two Ht gained practical experience !in tr|e field while serving as prl- ivjte^secretary to the presidents of jboth^the Milligan Wholesale Gro- (cer Company at Springfield. 'Mo., jind ihc United States Iron Works . ;, Corporation. j H* is a graduate of Ihe Sprlng- v field 1 Normal School, now Slate iTeaohers Cnllesr, and completed ·^several sppci.i! courses in the 1'owa ! Slst« Tcarhers CollcRc. . | "the Schnol You'll l^ikc," has New courses ol vocational train- inn for veteran and non-veteian adults were begun August 4, 1952, according to Virgil T, Blossom, superintendent of schools, and W. H. Duncan, chief instructor. These new courses are In plumbing, outo sheet metal and painting, business administration, and electricity. The. purpose of vocational education Jor adults is to expand educational opportunities through the public schools of Arkansas so that mature students may find desirable training. Fayettevllle High School has adapted Its adult training program to the needs of those who attend, being organized on a "demand basis. The objectives of the program are: (I) to provide training in all phases of living; (2) to she prc- vocatlonal training for adults desiring to enter or pursue a voca- tlon»l course; (3) to provide related training for those needing such training as part ot a course In "other on-thc-job training;" (4) to prepare adults better to make a living as well as how to live. All courses have been organized to meet the demand of the veterans and non-veterans. Those courses now being offered are: Agriculture, auto mechanics, auto sheet metal and painting, business administration, cabinet making, electricity, plumbing, and fecond- ry education. Ten local businessmen and tradesmen are employed to teach these classes. Each instructor is weil qualified by training and experience in his chosen field. The Instructors arc: Agriculture, C. H. Hendershott. horticulture instructor at the University; auto mechanics, George Freeze, Fayetle- ville High School, Jesse Treece of the Phllllpj Motor Company and Arnold Eden, service manager for Whltfleld Motor Company; auto sheet metal and painting, Luther Neal |i( Walker Auto Service; business administration, Al W. Gibson, parts manager for Phillips Motor Company; cabinet making, Jack Hawkins of Hawkins- been adopted and used by the college as a slogan lor a number of years.. Stuart Upholstering Shop; electricity, Jos i'cnrllcton, master electrician; plumbing, Jack Itob- crts of Fayetteville Plumbing and Heating Company; and secondary education for the colored veterans, Burl Hankins. The various classes arc conducted Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7 to 10:30. There are 127 veterans enrolled n t the present time, but since the program was organized in 194U alirosl 800 men and women have bc^-n enrolled in the various courses to make them n.orc efficient workers and, in general, more enlightened citizens. Mir -- of these have completed the Uii.ning program and arc now holding responsible positions in their chosen field. Some have dropped out of school to talic better Jobs, and others have left the city and slate. Approximately 15 people a r e needed to conduct clsascs, and since the average class size is only IB ,much time is given to discussion and individual instruction. The various classes arc relatively stable now, clue to the fact that since July 25, 1951, no veteran can enroll, this being the deadline set by the Veterans A d m i n i s t r a - tion. However, the Korean bill has been exacted into law and soon veterans of the present conflict will be able to enroll in any school of their choice. The adult training program Is not limited to veterans as most people think. Any iidult may enroll in the class of his choice by paying a small tuition foe, thus enabling him to f u r l h o r prepare himself to meet the Keen competition of the world today. "Harbinger of sprinn" is the name of a plant (crigenia bulbosa) The practice of dyeing nails was common among ancient Egyptians. A hippopotamus mny be 14 feel long and weigh 3 tons. In British administered islands of Oceania, head h u n t i n g was, until recently, a vital part of the ceremonial lift of the people and its suppression loarl to social decay and a sharp reduction in population. Recognizing home ownership as one of the* fundamental desires of man, the Institutional On-The- r'arm Training for Veterans pro- (rrs:i! in Kayetleville Hind School has maintained a standard of home and farm ownership above the state and national average in the per cent of its trainees who own farms, or arc in the process of assuming complete farm ownership, according to Virgil T. Blossom, superintendent of schools. At the present tirno, 13 per cent of the Veterans enrolled are renters. According to the a n n u a l report ot progress for the year January 1, 1051, through December 31, 1051, the 123 veterans enrolled in Institutional On-Tho-lTarm Train- ng here, carried- out the following practices: ( 1) Expended $21,504.00 lor 1241 additional acres of land. ( 2| Built 39.6 miles of fence. ( 3) Fertilized 2,462 acres of crops, according to experiment station recommendation. ( 4) Expended $08,900 in new building construction. ( 5) j.;::' c:wu- ^«.087 in farm building icpjir. ( (i) Expended $20,185 for new farm machinery. ( 7) Expended $4,044 in farm machinery repair or construction. ( 8) Bred 240 dairy cows by artificial insemination. I In Acquired 45 head of purebred beef cattle d u r i n g the year. (10) Bred 388 head of beef cattle to purebred bulls. (11) Brooded 304,788 chicks for commercial broilers. (12) Butchered hogs for home use -- 24,300 pounds (dressed weight). (13) Hogs sold (live weight) 46,886. (14) Established 4,053 acres of improved pasture. (15) Limed 882 acres of land. The veteran instructor, according to Cecil E. Myers, supervisor of veterans farm training program of Fayetteville High School, does not confine all of his efforts on general farm operations. Recognizing the farm home as a haven of rest and relaxation for the veterans ami his family, notable progress has been made during the year, in improving opportunities for more wholesome family living. Some of the specific homestead improvements made during the year 1951 are: Dwellings repainted outside, 18. Dwellings redecorated inside, -10 Home grounds landscaped, 18. Dwellings wired for electricity, 10. Running water installed in home, 12. Bathroom installed, nine. Home screened-; seven. Sanitary toilet, 16. Telephone. 31. Refrigerator, ^0. Washing machine, 42. The survey f u r t h e r reveals the results of instruction in the live- at-home program. For example: Moat processed for family use, 16,100 pounds. Food canned, 35.704 quarts. Food dried, 925 pounds. Food stored in frozen locker, 20,100 pounds. At the present time (, 1052) 01 veterans are enrolled un- der the direction of four full-time, | qualified instructors, who conduct ] four hours of classwork during I the week and two hours of sup- j ervision on the farm of the veteran each week. Veteran instructors now serving _ in the Dcpartmest of Vocational j Agriculture of Faycttevillc High 'School, include: Lewis J. Johnson, j Gene Mad-dox, Lynn L. Smith, and Oscar T. Williams. I Miss Jean Toney is the secretary of the veterans program. She has the responsibility of keeping attendance records, travel reports, and all expenditures relative to the program. AinrtiM IB Uw TOBS--1» tun. each HEAVY MIXED ARKANSAS Broiler Hatchery r. a. ·« is* or TlteplMM 31» FnMtairlllt, STRAIGHT give the ELGIN they'd choose themselves itusu. iiHii-i i n»i unnuiam. rtiMi loig IKII atiiix. ·I knal) In Iki mi iknrtc 4iM», « «k Dhlllttlii Ink n r , k,«,W km I mH. I.,- «rf tl* i( l»h \i |inl tW H ,toM tat ul. MWIMII ml mini t Hik-Mta Iwk V HI |nl Vita MUM. SSS.N ntCrifjM. IM.H uta.. II |i,.k.!n.H .Ulni, lull hfcti bcHxto r*d«ral Ion ind a» iufc|* ctang* From Maine to California, students have approved these new Elgins for their modern good looks. Come in and see why Elgins are the first choice for school time in every watch style and every price class. Our selections arc complete. 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