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BOARDMAN NEWS AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK 1943
Soldiers Moved to
Walla Walla From
Camp at Boardman
By MARGARET" THORPE
All the soldiers have left the
local camp but 24. They were ta
ken to Walla Walla Suday from
where they will be sent to other
location, Some of the boys leaving
have been at the camp here for two
Chas. Goodwin put new roofing
on Gorham's store this! week. M:.
Goodwin is an old Boardnoanite.
Mr. andl Mfc-a Eldon Shannon
and daughter returned the firt of
the week from the coast where
Mr. Shannon has been employed.
Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Flocks vis
ited at the Ed Kuntz home this
week. Mr. Flocks ha,9 been em
ployed at Eugene.
Home Economics club met at the
home of Minnie McFarland Wed
nesday with a large crowd , out. A
community pot luck dinner was
planned for Thanksgiving day.
The seventh and eighth grades
put on a program at school Wed
nesday. Mo?t of the rooms at school had
a Hallowe'en party Thursday aft
ernoon. Silver on the Sage was the show
at the grange hall Saturday night.
This was followed by cards and
Mrs. Kenneth Nolt returned Fri
day from Bremerton, Wash, where
she has) been with her husband
who recently underwent an opeia
tion. Carl Miles fell from a horse
Sunday and broke his leg.
Terry Yeager had hi foot run
over by a tractor Monday. He was
taken to a doctor but found it only
Mrs. Klitz returned from the Pen
dleton hospital Saturday where she
nas been for a week with an in
jured foot. She is much improved.
Mrs. Berna McReynolda spent
the week end at the Nate Macom
Mr. and Mrs. Lou Morgan moved
to the Weston farm to make their
home. They expect to build a new
house right away.
Attracts Big Crowd
At Lexington Hall
A large crowd attended the Hal
lowe'en masquerade dance held at
the Leach Memorial hall Saturday
night. Dean Hunt of Lexington and
Evelyn Valentine of Heppner re
Mrs! C. C. Carmichael was quite
ill the past week but has improved
enough to be back in her store.
Alice Carder of Clarinda, Iowa
is visiting her lister. Mrs. Clifford
Mrs. Gene Gray returned to her
home in Stanfield after spending
two weeks at the Merritt Gray
Patricia McMillan, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Ted McMillan, receiv
ed a compound fracture of her
right arm when she fell from the
school sjlide recently. .
Sgt. Irvin Rauch returned to his
station at Moses Lake, Wash, after
spending his furlough with his pa
rent?1, Mr. and Mrs. Julian Rauch
and sister Jean.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Taylor of
iPortland were visitors' the past
week at the Lon Edwards' home.
Mrs. Clarence Hayes entertained
with a Hallowe'en party for her
little daughter. Janice. Monday af
ternoon. The Hallowe'en motif was
carried out with the decorations.
Guests were Marilyn Munkers, Ka
ren Valentine, Sandra Whillock
Doris Grant. Betty Lou Messenger,
Joan Breeding, and Jean Barnhouse
and the honoree.
Sgt. Vivian White, with his mo
ther and father, Mr. and Mrs. Neil
White of Pilot Rock visited at the
home of his grandmother, Mrsi.
Sarah White Sunday. He will re
turn to duties in California soon.
Mrs. Alex Hunt i a patient in
the Heppner hospital She is report-
Cducation lot ticfau
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MIVLMHtK 7 "I J
JMONUAt, NOVEMBER I
I I I I i I njn
THURSDAY, MO EMBER II
By Mrs. Lucy Rodger s
American education week grew
out of conditions revealed by
World War 1. Twenty-five percent
of the men examined in the draft
were found to be illiterate and 29
percent were physically unfit.
Members of the newly formed Am
erican Legion were eager to help
correct these conditions. When a
campaign of education appeared to
be the only an,swer, they consulted
with the officers of the National
Education association and the
United States office of education.
A$ a result of these conferences,
American Education week was
first observed in 1921. In 1938, the
national congress) of parents and
teachers became a fourth official
national sponsor. American edu
cation week is observed annually
beginning on Sunday of the week
which includes Armistice day.
People who attend movies say
when the complete program has
been shown. "This where we
came in." It is appropriate to ap
ply this "(tatement to the present
situation in which our nation finds
itself. A vast amount of illiteracy
and physical unfitness wa$ reveal
ed in World War 1. Now, in an
other and greater war we find a
repetition of .spine of the same con
ditions in 1918. It is estimated that
at least a "million men who have
been inducted into the army or
who face induction are di,Squali
fied for the sole reason that they
do not have the equivalent of a
fourth grade education considered
necessary by the army, although
they meet the physical specifica
Coupled wfith edective Service
findings are the reports of the 1940
census which $hows that 13.5 per
cent of all adult citizens 25 years
of age or more do not have as,
much as a fourth grade education.
This means that there are three
times as many illiterates a
there are college graduates. Facts
such aisj these serve to remind us
that (public education is indispen
ed to be improved.
Vernon Scott of Portland visited
over the week-end at , the Carl
Mrs. Cliff Daugherty underwent
an operation in The Dalles Friday.
Vonnie Daugherty is staying at the
Al Fetsch home during her moth
Mrs. Sarah White is reported im
proved since her recent' illness.
Her son -in-law and daughter, Mr.
'and Mrs. Lee Galbraith of Dayton,
Wash, are pending the winter with
Mr and Mrs. Clfford Yarnell took
their mother, Mrs. H. E Yarnell
to a hospital in The Dallesl Friday
for medical attention
Four Lexington boys who recent
ly were inducted into the various
branches of the fDrvice are Carl
Marquardt into the "SeaBees"; Bill
Nichols the army, and Leonard
Munkers and Claude Way the navy.
Mrs. Ralph Jackson and daugh
ters Marcie and Carol i-'lpent the
week-end here from The Dalles.
The girls are attending St. Mary's
academy. Mr Jackson's mother.
Mrs. Laura Scott who has been
visiting in The Dalles returned
SI NDAV, NOVEMBER 7
education la 1iU and
StcWi tU Pac
WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER It
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER It
sable to the maintenance of the
democratic way of life.
"Education for Victory" is the
general theme for this' 23rd annual
observance of American education
week, Nov. 7-13, 1943. Today, when
we come to realize as never before
the power of ideas in shaping the
actions of men, and the conse
quent importance of the schools
in the nation's victory program.
Despite many handicap, the
schools are doing a remarkable
task in the all-important educa
tional aspect of the war, They are
preparing succeeding graduation:
classes in the nation'sj high schools
for the armed forceisl and for places
in industry; they have accepted
many extra tasks imposed by war
needfo. Meantime, they have con
tinued to carry their regular load
of preparing 27,000.000 boys and
girls for the opportunities and re
sponsibilities of American citizen
ship. Education is a vital part of the
war effort. But even if education
were not related to ihe immedi
ate war effort, it would be a sui
cidal ls)ocial policy to neglect the
schools in war time, o forsake
the school would be to nelect
our children. And what are we
fighting for except the right of our
children to live in a free world?
Education for victory is more than
the (provision of basic technical
training and iphjj-ical fitness to
the end that we may speedily be
victorious on the field of battle.
Education for victory today is like
wise the preparation needed to
provide an enduring victory in
the yearis of difficult readjust
ments that must be made to se
cure the peace. Our school are
carrying on programs to equip
the youth of today to win the
peace to come.
All parents and all others in
terested in public education are
given a very special invitation to
visit the schools at any time and
particularly during American Ed
General Electric Has
Many Women on Its
General Electric and its affili
ated companies at present have ap
proximately 71,000 or 38 percent
women in its employ, four times
the number before the war, a state
ment issued by the company today
revealed. This number is equiva
lent to the total number of all em
ployes of the company in 1939. Two
of its apparatus plants have passed
the 50 percent mark in female em
ployes, one which is engaged in the
manufacture of electric meters and
aircraft instruments, now employ
ing 5 percent women.
Employes now total approximate
ly 192,000. which is two and one
half times the total in 1939. At pre"
sent General Electric has 3G.000 in
the armed services and 111 have
made the supreme sacrifice.
The first professor of agriculture
was Edgar Grimm, appointed 1883.
The first bulletin of the agricul
tural experiment station, establish
ed in .887. was published in 1888
on' the subject '.History and Or
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