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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 20

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 26, 1952
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·r Hansard Heads Farmington School Sets Balanced Currkulum As Goal For Year Attendance Drop Brings Reduction In Teacher Staff ; BJ FRED STAM Fprmlngton it the only one of the Washington County school ctn- tncU changing administrators for 19SJ-53. Fred Kerr, who ha headed ihe school for the pail three years, resigned last spring tn devote all his time to farming. He Is bilng replaced by Charles Han- card, who has a master'c degree from the University of Arkansas and- taught in the Hot Spring system last year. In addition tc feting as superintendent, Hansard villVcoach senior boys' basketball Hansard started his career a head of the Farmlngton School by offering a class In speech thi iumrner. He hart an enrollment 01 25 high school students and the clasi has been meeting throughout the .summer for two hours each Thursday night. King Chappell will act at high school principal. C. F., b'tampt Is grade principal. Assisting in the plenty ef troublt in the coming ·eason. The n»w luptrlntenden says he Is not ai much Interfile* In winning at he Is developing outstanding sportimen among hi. players. Farmlngton Is the imalleei of the Washington County tchoo] districts In area, embracing only 33 square miles. Lust March the voters raised their mlHage from 39 to 49 in attempt to have a nine- month school this coming session. The assessed valuation Is $3«3,- 355. Their average dally Mtend- asce dropped from 289 In 1050-51 to 278 last year! As a result of this decline In attendance the number of teachers will drop from 13 to 12. According to Hansard the Fa V- njton School will offer t mure Balanced course of study In 195253. Commercial work will be offered as well as home economics and agriculture. PTA Aids School County District Reflects Rural Exodus; Further Consolidations Said Not Likely By FRED STARK coaching duties wi ; i he Hamblen, junior boys, and Mac Mrs. Fenn. wh-i ,vi!i have charge c( senior hlgn glrR To fctren gportamanihlp Lilt year Farminston completed · gym, ind had a small nut Scrappy senior boys' basketball team. They finished fourth In con- The Washington .County-wide School District, comprised of those schools not affiliated with any of the eight centers, Is the largest school district In the county in area. It covers 166.5 square miles, and Includes 11 schools. Winslow 8 Ihf only one of these offering high school work. Students in schools other than Winslow arc eligible to have their lull 1 "" TMM y the Washington County Dis- rict in whatever school they ihoose In attend. The Washington County School District employs 18 teachers, eight of them teaching in the Winslow system. These I I schools are unde. The school has a very active! ne administration of J. R. Kon PTA, with one of the largest reR- | "»"· Washington County schoo ular attendance of the county supervisor Wright Is Principal schools. Last year this organization equipped the home economics department and raised a large turn of money to help defray other school expenses. Their schoo lunchroom is also one of the county's best. Other faculty members cousin of Mrs. Mary Waters, who will teach high school English, Mrs Llla Grfluc, library and socia science; Mrs. Charles Kehn, fifth grade, Mrs. Walter Massey, fourth, Mrs. Lena Bell Bccuette, third, Vln. Fred Kerr, second, and Marie Brown, who will have charge of he beginners. The School Board consists of Griff Wilson. Blaln Hill. A. C. Williams, R. E. Jackson, and L. D. Wldders. Registration will be held Mon ference play, but are expected to dal, September 1, and classes will ·give: the other conference . teams begin the following day. Lester E. WriRht will art this year as principal at Winslow replacing Vernan L. Doss, who rosicncd tn accept a teaching position In another part of the slate. Mr. Wright is not new In Washlnclon rouiily, having acted as principal at Prairie Grove some years ago- The Washington County district has an assessed valuation of S614,- 532 and voted last March lo raise the mlllage from 28 to 30. The district had an eight-month term In all unlls last year. High Qualify Square Meal Feeds Help Assure High Profits For You! ., Yes, it's the feed that counts! Vitamin enriched.,. scietifically mixed feed for ^your livestock will provide greater ·;, stamina and help them grow larger than e v e r . . . to give you more profits than ever at the market. Order our quality feed today. Immediate delivery. Cuitom Grinding Wilkinson Milling Co. PRAIRIE AVE. PHONE 196 Enumeration In this district decreased from 822 In 11)50 to 560 in 1952. Kennan attributes this decrease to an economic situation which seems lo prevail throughout the county. All schools in the rural areas lost In enumeration cxccnt Lincoln. However. Fayetlevllle's enumeration Increased enough to overcome the loss within the coun- tv. and the records show an overall counly gain of 66 enumerates. According to slatistlcs. migration from country to city is a trend which Is going on, not only In Washington County, but throughout the ehllre slate. New Unit AI Snniet This district voted a $5.000 bond Issue In March tn build a one- room unit at Sunspt -- east of Winslow. The old hulldlng was in such condition the schoolboard to repair. The new structure Is be- deemed It cheaper to build than ing erected on the same site as the old, is constructed of concrete blocks, and will be completed in time for the opening of school .In early September. The one-room school* of this district consist of Evergreen, Round Mountain. Burkshcd, Wickwire. Shedv Grove, Mayfield, Sunset iinrl Pleasant Shade. Pilgrim Rest Is the only two-teacher school in the setup. The average dally attendance of thetc schools combined was 400 In 1951-52. The School Board consists of Fate Anderson, Zone 1, W. F. Gate, Zone 2, Marion Dennis, Zone 3, Hugh Smith, Zone 4, and Troy Sherry, Zone 5. Little Change Seen Winslow has 81 high tchoo pupils In the upper six grades, op crates a lunchroom, and furnishe transportation for its pi;pils with one district-owned and three priv ate buses. According to Kennan here will- be little change in th teaching force of these schools for 1952-53. In reply to the question o] whether any of these 'small units will sonn join a center, Kennan replied in the negative. He says the center must first agree to accepl such a unit, and due to isolation and difficulty in transportation, there seems tu be no cnance of further consolidation In the coun- ly until roads improve. Siloam Springs Begins Classes On September 3 44 On Faculty Of System; White Is Superintendent Going Bock to School ? LISTEN .AND LEARN . . . NO MAN EVER WHISTLED AT BRAINS! A GIRL'S Trying to attract that new classmate? Sure -- why not? But wandering around the campus looking unkempt and unfeminine, too, is bound to frighten him · . . not lure him! Being well groomed always is one surefire way to be a campus hit. And by the same token, keeping your clothes well cleaned is a surefire way to keep them bright as new for the longest possible time. Send them to us today for expert attention. We specialize in expert drydeaning Siloam Springs-(Speclall-Reg- stratipn at Ihe Siloam Springs School will take place September 2, and classes will begin on September 3. .Wayne White, superintendent of the system, announced that the school will have a faculty of 44 members for Ihe 1952-53 term. A teachers meeting was set for September 1. Glenn Black is prlnclpa) and athletic director of the high school. Faculty members are: Henry J. Burke, science; Mrs. Ccl- ma Oakes, mathematics; Miss Ly- dla Long, social sciences; Miss Rita Cook, commercial; Mrs. Ruth Scnman, typing; Mrs. Snbrn Davis, English; J. D, McGce, physical education and athletics; and Mrs, Vera Stephenson, librarian; Mrs. John Sugg, home economics; Emmltt Clem, band and music; Joe Slavens, agriculture; Mrs. Lillian Sours, Mrs. Winnie Russell, and Miss Esther Lou Wilson, eighth grade. Junior high principal Is Robert Llnzy. Teachers are Mrs. i Kathleen TJodgen, Mrs. Maxlne Draper, Mrs. Marianne Matney. fifth grade; Mrs. Dorothy Glenn, Mrs. Helen Cloyd, Charles Shaw, sixth grade; Mrs. Richard Elam. Mrs. Edwin Yoder, Miss Eva Jane Slsk. seventh grade. 16 Elementary TeacheH Miss Evalina Crews is principal | of Central Elementary School. i Elementary teachers are: I Mrs. Maude Cabeen, Mrs. Cora i Martin, Mrs. Geraldine Lintz, Mrs. ! Hazel Rice, first grade; Mrs. j Bonita Elbert, Mrs. Lelah Kirk| nalrick, Mrs. Mabel Weathers, Mrs. Dee Hubbard. second grade; i Mrs. -Beatrice Wyatt Miss Wan- ria Wright, Mrs. Henry Burke, third grade; Mrs. Tom Stahl. Mrs. Carl .Collins. Miss Mary Frances Speakes. fourth crade. Billy Ertens will be principal of (he Cincinnati School, and teachers there will he Mrs. Marie Thomaron. primary, and Charles Shaw, intermediate. 587( FAYCTTEVIUI.AIK. 14 N. ILOCK STREET We Know We Know Cleaning Enrollment Increases In Schools Of Counly Enrollment in the public schools of Washington County increased j four per cent during the period 1 from 1950 to 1952. although the ! srhc-nl enumeration census show- i cd that the number of school-age children in the county increased I only 0.7 per cent during that time. Enrollment In 1950 was 8.794. according lo records in the office of County Supervisor .1 .R. Kennan, and in 1052 it had increased to 9,149. Thp enumeration of chil- .drcn acrrt six through 16 was 9,58 in 1950 and 9.658 in 1952. Mrs. Mildred Johnson To Open Kindergarten Mrs. Mildred .lohnson will oren j I a new kindergarten school at her i home outride Ihe cilv limits, just ; off Highway 16 west. | Mrs. Johnson, the wife of W. B. j Johnson of the Johnson Plumbing j Company, is a former public school teacher. She attended Texas schools nnd colleges and taught In i Texas. She also attended the University of Arkansas. One Japanese variety of watermelon Is practically seedless. The nnly tropical rnin forest on Iimr) controlled by (he United Slates Ij located In Puerto Rico. The A l l a n t l c Ocean reaches ils greatest depth, 57,023 feet, about,a 43 mllei north of Puerto Rico. w Care Of Buses In County Holds Cost To Constant Level Although most of the 64 buse operated ' y the Washington Coun ly public schools have definite!; seen better days, good malnten ance has held the cost of bringing students into school about con slant for the last two years. A report released by Countj Supervisor J. R. Kennan says tha the cost of transporting the 3,144 students to school last year was $23,65 for the year or 13,7 cents a day per pupil. During the 195051 school year 2.839 students were hauled in 56 buses at an average cost of $23. Of the 64 buses used last year, 50 were owned by the district and 14 were smaller buses contracted from individuals. Th cost of operating the district owned buses which carried an average of 58 students was $1,298 for Ihe year. This figure is broken down into tiie driver's salary, $578; the operating cost, $430; and the main- enance cost. $292. The average driver's salary was only $64 per month. Several of these buses nade two trips. The smaller contract buses, each which carried about 18 pupils day, cost the county $67!. The otal transportalion cost for the :ounty schools last year was $74,70. The operation cost on the 50 buses was $21.474, the maintenance cost $14,628. and the total bill for drivers $28,876 Schools Have More Money As Result Of Local Taxes, Although State Aid Less While state financial aid lo» schools decreased during tile past two vears. Warhington County schools have had more money to spend because residents paid more local taxes. During the period from 1950 through 1952, state aid decreased by $72,545. But at the same lime local taxes lor schools increased by {193,092. In 1952. schools in the county had $124,924 more to spend than they had in 1950. Part of the increase in local tax money came from higher tax rates. Some districts, however, left their millages unchanged and increased the assessed valuation of property to increase tax revenues. The assessed valuation of property in th? Bounty was $17.378,179 In 1952, compared to a valuation of 514,293,241 in 1050. The county schools received revenue from local taxes, county apportionment, vocational aid, the forest fund, and three types of state aid In addition to minor sources classified as "miscellaneous." Had Total of J815.585 Tn 1950, out of a total of $815,585 in revenue, state aid account- id for $43,112. Local taxes supplied $295,813 for schools, and other sources turned 'in these amounts: forest fund $775, voca- .ional aid $12,255, county anno-- ionment $9,025, a n d ' miscel- ancous 517,605. In 1951 the total, revenue in- Teased to $884,599, although tate aid had fallen to $456,423. xcal taxes in that year increased by $104,036--1.0 the sum of $399,49. Other sources of income vere: forest fund $851, vocational id $12,760. county apportionment 7.674, tmd miscellaneous $7.042. The total revenue reached a eak of $940,509 in 1952, when late aid had further dropped to 407.567. Local taxes in 1952 limbed to $488,905. Other sources 'ere: forest fund $1.121, voca- onal aid $14.187, county appor- onment $7,190, · miscellaneous 21,559. Cost Of Operating Schools In County Advances $139,503 In Past Two Years The cost of operating schools in! to $118,067. The tola! indebtedness Washington County Increased b y ' rose to $1,834,822 from $1,370.$139,503 from 1950 to 1952, ac-[133, although the indebtedness on cording to figures compiled by J, | school buses fell to $41,126 from .Kennan, county supervisor of! 541,294. schools. Expenses lota led $857,822 in 1950; by 1952 they had climbed to $997,325, Kennan reported. Enrollment in this period grew from 8,794 to 9,149. The largest single item of increase was debt service, which increased $77,176--from $38,891 In addition to debt service, expenses in 1952 were: Transportation $74,370, an increase of $15,304 over 1950; non- bonded indebtedness for buses $21,687, or $7,267 higher; teacher salary 5527,555, an increase of $24,134; and othpr expenses $257, 646, an increase of $15,622. MOTHERS! Discover This Secret That Makes BACK-to-SCHOOLCLOIHES LOOK LIKE-NEW AGAINI THE WORLD BOOK ENCYCLOPEDIA UP TO DATE . . . EASY TO READ A modern encyclopedia is becoming a MUST in the home of today. NINE out of 10 owners say their children gel ahead faster with the World Book. IT has been recommended by leading educational and library authorities oj the finest encyclopedia obtainable at any price. It it used by more schools, teachers and libraries than any other. 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