Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on August 26, 1952 · Page 23
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 23

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 26, 1952
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MOtTHWW AIKANSAS TIMIS, tayMtvlH*, AnfMt 3*, MU 1 ft NiiM-MonHi Term S«m; No Urge Bend IttitM Greenland School Looks For Routine Year, Some Expansion By FEED STARR Greenland is the only one of the nine school districts in Washington County which has not been faced with the ordeal o[ having to carry a large bond issue to its patrons. Due to the generosity of one of its leading patrons and School Board members, Dr. G. W. Wilson, the school has obtained a large shop, a home economics building and a gym. The modern, standard-sized gym also houses the high school, the school cafeteria, and library-study hall." The gym was built as a cost of $55,000, the shop represents an investment of $7,900, and $9,700 went into the home economics building. All this runs into a total of 372,600 which Dr. Wilson has r : vi.n l,i« s'-V-'l district with no etrings attached Greenland voted a millagc ol 44 in the last election, and last year had sufficient funds to run P -nine-^onth school. According to Supt. Walter E. Brooks, they will J;ave a nine^month session in the 1952-53 term. WALTER BROOKS Three years ago the Greenland School Board voted to hire only degree teachers. This decision has , helped boost the school's standing both scholastically and financially. There have been few changes in the teaching staff from last year. Of the 13 teachers, there will be a replacement of only four. Cope New Coach The coach, Eugene Tucker, has · resigned to work on his master's degree at the University. Replacing htm will be Carl Cope, a graduate of Arkansas State Teacher's . College, in Conway. Coach Cope will inherit practically the same basketball team with which Tucker finished the 1951-52 season. His team did not fare so well in conference play, winning only two games. But with A year of experience behind it, Brooks feels the team will make a much better showing in the coming season. Greenland girls do not compete in conference basketball play. Greenland was host to the District I basketball tournament last year. Their gym was opened at j the beginning of . the basketball season. It was formally dedicated November 20. Brentwood and McDaniels are two wing schools under the supervision of Greenland. Brentwood is a two-teacher school, and has a lunchroom which fed an avearge of 50 pupils daily last year. Burden From Drouth The Greenland lunchroom took care of approximately 200 pupils daily the past term. Brooks feels the drouth will place a serious drain on all county school lunchrooms. Last year, he reports, their lunchroom fed one out of six pupils without charge, and he is sure that number will increase considerably in 1952-53. As did all other rural districts except Lincoln, Greenland lost considerably in the 1952 enumeration, the number falling from 397 iri 1950 to 370 in 1952. It has an area of 82.5 square miles, an assessed valuation of $490,787, and had an average daily attendance last term of 308. Five boys and four girls graduated from this school last spring. Due to the continual shift in lis population, Brooks says there Is no way of determining how many will be in the senior class at the beginning of this term. The School Board consists of R. E. Williams; president, Claude Ross, secretary, and Dr. G. W. Wilson, Skeet Dennis, and 3. M. Crider, members. Six district- owned buses are operated. Ko'ttine Year Seen Brooks expects to make no outstanding changes in the school sj'stem in 1952-53. "It will be a routine year," he said. The school plans to spend about $500 on the library, increase the amount of visual aid equipment, and do some expanding in all departments. The school has a shop program j which is outstanding in the coun- · ty. Brooks does the shop teaching and makes it possible for ever- boy in high school to do some e: perimenting in wood work. The school is operated on t' 5-6 plan, and will have regis' · tion September 1 with classes i ginning September 2. The high school teachers are: Mrs. Walter Brooks, library- and math; Mrs. Opal Baker, English and commercial subjects, Cope, social science, and · Mrs. Calvin Berry, science and home economics. In the grades Mrs. Faye Swift Prairie Grove To Vote On Bonds For Constructing New High School Plant Fewer School-Age Children In Rural County Districts By FRED STARR Prairie Grove has a long range building program which has already resulted in the erection of three modern school plants -- a home economics cottage, an agricultural building and a gym. At the election next March it is hoped by the school authorities that the patrons will vote a bond issue to permit the building of a high school plant to replace the building now in use. The site for these new buidings was purchased three t years ago through donations from those interested in providing the best modern facilities for the school. It consists of 30 aces on the outskirts of the town, and in addition to the building, has a well-lighted ball park for use of the citizens throughout the summer months. No Mlllmge Hike The new high school'structure is to consist of eight rooms and a library-study hall. A bond issue of $100,000 will be needed for this new plant. According to Supt. Ray Cornwell, the present millage of 38 will not have to be raised to take care of the added indebtedness. The new gym was formally dedicated last fall. The Washington County Conference Basketball tournament was held there last season and was won by the local boys' team. In addition to capturing this conference tournament trophy, they won the district championship, and participated in the B boys' state tournament at Prescott. They were also co- champions of the conference. Allen is the only regular, held over from last year's lineup. His teammates all graduated. So toach James Gartman will have to build a team around Allen. Baker, a transfer from Farmirigton's reg- '"\ of last year, together with a ·1 of last season's subs, will this school a fair team for the 'ng season, but with little os of repeating last year's per- mance. ar-Round Program The senior girls had an aggres- Orcenland 370. a decrease of 27; and West fork 379 a decrease of | 30. Most Groups Increased The census showed lhat th« | n u m b e r ot children a^cd eight | through 13 and 15 through 18 m- j crra.ied. while the number aged ! six through seven and 14 through I 13 fell o f f . ! According lo the census. Iherc | arc 8^0 L-niidrPn in the county now ; ;ii;ctl six years old--a decrease of ' 48 from IIIJO, The number of I seven-year-old dccreascr 60, to ' 8-1B. There are 830 cight-yciir-nl d j now an IntTcnsc of seven. There · lire 1)24 aged n i n e , 7i more than I In 1950: BUI accH 10, an increase 29: 7M and 12, · f.!fl «*'J1; and 811 rged 13, or K'mott. * There are now 746 chlldrtn lf«l 14--56 fewer than In l*!*-and there are 721 aged 19, which if « · ' decrease ot 57. The 18-ynr-okU number '23 or 14 more than In 1950, and the 17-year-oldl Dumber 687, an increase of 19. The bagpipe i» regarded ai Asiatic in origin and Is counted among the most ancient of muiie- makcrs, says the. National Geographic Society. Since the first conveyor belt* were put In operation in underground coal mines in 1(21 more than 1.000 miles of belting have of 70: 81M acrtl I I . nn increase of been installed. .'ill have primary, Mrs. Bertha Crabtree third, Mrs. Hirrel Pritchard fourth and fifth; Mrs. D. N. Cunningham fifth and sixth. At Brentwood the teachers are Mrs. Maxine Dearinger and Mrs. Harris. Mrs. Troy Hannah will have charge of the McDaniels wing school. . For better or for worse, the education system in Washington County is getting to be more and more centralized in the towns, and the old country school is be- comjng'just clearing in the hills at which the older folks cast remembering glances. A censjjs of school-age children just completed by J. R., county school supervisor, reveals lhat while the number of children in two districts--Fnycttcvillc and Lincoln--has increased almost 300 since the date of the last census in 1950, for the county is up only 70. This means that Ihc rural areas sive team last season, but were outclassed by West Fork and Elkins in conference play. The girls' coach, Louise Thornton, who has tought in the system for the past 12 years, has resigned, and will be replaced by Martha Basham from Clarksville. The school's physical education program is a year-round affair. Coach Gartman has organized play among the students throughout the' summer vacation. This is a program every school in the county hopes to have in operation in the near future. The Prairie Grove school system employes 19 teachers. Five of them resigned at the end of 195152 term and are quitting the profession. There was an average daily attendance last year of 440 both grade and hiRh school. Thirty-four enumerants were lost from 1950 to 1952. The school area embraces 99.1 square miles, has an assessed valuation of $1,620,000, and hat been financially able to have a nine- month term for the last four years. The coming school year will be the -third term for Cornwell as superintendent. He served as high school principal two years prior Lo being promoted to the supcrin- iendency. · New Teachers John Bell of Perryvillc, is the new agri teacher. Louise Stubblefield will have charge of the home economics department. J., David McCartney will be principal of the high school, serving his second year in that capacity. This is the only district in the county having an eight-man board. W. E. N. Phillips is president of the board, and G. E. Wiswell serves as secretary. A. L. Clement, Fred Hardagc, Frank Gar- Ship Ahoy! It's (he Jolly Ice Cream Schooner Sailing In ·¥ SICE CREAM Every School Child and Everybody Else Always Enjoy WARD'S ICE CREAM All hands on dock for smooth sailing . . . and the smoothest ice cream ever. And the wonderful flavors aboard! Bland vanillas, fresh- fruit strawberry, rich chocolate, tangy coffee . . . better stock up on them all for those ravenous mariners at home. Wards Ice Cream Co. 121 NORTH BLOCK PHONE 388 nett, Jess Bagsett. Caswell Wilson and Clyde E. ( Rutherford are members. The school has a large lunchroom located in the basement of the new gym but until the high school building is completed the lunchroom opposite the old high school building will be In use. Five school buses transport the pupils to and from school, and will make their first run of the 1952-53 session on Monday, September 1, when students will meet for registration. and small towns h a v e :£l at le;i;;l 225 sttulcnls the past two years, : rather than fqllowlnK the rate of normal increase. The heavy loser was the Washington County DIs- i trict cast of White River, where there are 62 fewer children nf school age now than there wore in 11)50. The results of the census show that there arc 0,058 children in the county now between the ages of six and 16 Inclusive. In 1950, there were 9,588, The 1952 e n u m e r a t i o n listed srhool-agc children as follows by districts: Faycltcvillc 11,350, an increase, of 281 from lOfiO; FarmiiiBton 318. j a decrease of 27; Elkii.s 31)1, a ilc- i crease of oiRht; Washington Coun- i ty District 500, a decrease of 62; i Prairie Grove 553, a decrease nf i 34; Lincoln 835. an Increase of Kl; I SprinRdalc 2,902, a decrease of 3(1; ' The Sue Woods Opportunity School Opens Sept. 8th Hours: 9 to 12 We offer the best in Preschool Child Development in a well rounded curriculum of dance, art, music, and a general kindergarten training. Sue Woods--Teacher Mrs. Clarence Young--Dane* Virginia Cook-Aisistant Phone 2527 or 2047 520 Highland Indeed she is, for our expert hairdressers have reconditioned and restyled her sun-soaked hair for unbelievalbe beauty. Mothers, your children will soon be back in school and you will have time for that beauty treatment you've been wanting. Call us today. 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