Schools In State
Readers of North Carolina
newspaper want better schools, j
and they know exactly how they
want their schools improved
Preliminary returns to a ques
tionnaire made available to all
newspapers in the state by the
State Education Commission show
that the public is dissatisfied with
the present schools. Here's why
A salesman says. "In traveling
through the northwest section of
our state. I pass school buildings
that are in appalling conditions.
I am sure you will agree with me
that only a miracle has prevented
He says "Small schools with
inadequate teaching staff and cur
riculum" are a serious weakne.v>
in our educational program. His
letter is seconded by a farmer,
who offers. "I would propose that
the state lower the number of pup
'Is required per teacher, or force
iome type of regional consoiida
l on of the present inefficient
plants. This would enable more
tudents in our state to take ad
A woman who describes herself
as "housewife and dirt farmer"
points out that pood roads are
necessary for . ood schools. She
say "In our part of the state,
the southwestern, we are handi
ccppcd by the lack of good roads
over which busses could run. and
our mountain youths feel neglect
ed and left out of things Later on.
you sometimes meet them as delin
quents or criminals and the state
h. - to spend more on them than
would have taken to make them
A:-, eli, usewife demands
i re 1- unentals and fewer
< ! viy-i "It is appalling
? . me when I listen to oor young
lloud \ I'll our h;,!i
. los fail to pronounce
.?? pie we:1- correctly."
A secret jry suggests a compul
i human relationshij
? ? . as "practical know*
.e ' . ' mi ht reduce the di
rge rate "
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Lack of vocational training in !
many of the rural schools is hit '
by many of the newspaper read- ,
trs who have sent in letters along
with their answers to the question
As a housewife says, "There is j
?he lack of an agricultural teach- 1
er in some rural communities !
vkfff agrtnltlfV is the chief |
source of income. This discrimina- 1
lion as regards schooling has been '
a constant drain on better rural '
Lfe, because better thinking and >
more progressive parents have
been forced to move to town in (
order to provide an education for j
their children "
A secretary adds "vocational '
lasses should be added and some
>f the present subject require- I
menu taken off."
V former school teacher who j
left the profession "because of j
low salaries and other disagreeable :
condition.' says that salaries for]
'eacher< should be raised consi- j
clerably to attract those trained
teachers who are now working in
vate industry This former tea
( her adds that lack of interest on
?he part of parents and the gencr
public i- a serious handicap -to
Among the ?ood features of the
present school s\stem. the returns
indicated, are "the desire to pro
^res--"; ? consolidated schools that
m-Le for bttter schools with more
11 to 5 Victory
Andrews high baseball team
v. hipped the Murphy high Bull
dog- 1 1 to 5 here last Friday with
the help of 10 Murphy errors and
tight eontrol by Harry Rogers in
Rogers gave up 6 hits but dis
played perfect form when the
heat was on B. Lovingood work on
the mound for Murphy allowing
13 h.ts. fanning 8 and walking 2
This was Lovingood's second ?
straight game in which he went
the complete nine innings this '
Hawk. West and Raxter lead the
Andrews hitters collecting 3 for
(>. 3 for 5 anil 2 for 5 respectively,
liu.-hes lead Murphy getting 4 for
-J a home run with one on. a
triple, double and single and scor
ing 3 of Murphy's runs. Hawk
homered for Andrews.
leuchers, bitter equipment and a,
wider range of subject matter":'
mproved lunchroom facilities |
"fine teachers in the schools of J
cur state <wlio? are doing a really j
splendid jeb despite the handi
caps; and "healthy discontent with
things as they are."
Andrews ab r h po a
Bristol, ss 6 3 12 5
I Utwk. 3b 6 2 3 0 1
Tathcm. c 6 0 2 0 1
l>avis. lb 6 2 1 10 0
West. If 5 1 3 0 0
i Christy, cf 4 0 0 0 0
I Bradley, cf 2 0 1 0 0 1
I Brooks. 2b 2 0 0 0 0
, *ngcl. 2b 4 0 0 2 1
Baxter, rt 5 2 2 3 0 j
| Bogers. p 4 10 13
Totals 50 11 13 18 11
Murphy ab r h po a
Thompson. 2b 3 0 0 2 3
Pendley. If 5 0 13 0
I>ewessee. 3b 2 2 0 0 0
Hughes, ss 4 3 4 2 2
Clark, rf 4 0 10 0
T. Lovingood, c 4 0 0 2 0
Brendle. cf 4 0 0 2 1
Dockery. lb 1 0 0 7 2
B. Lovingood, p 2 0 0 2 3
Alexander. A 0 0 0 0 0
Queen. B .1 0 0 0 0
Morton. D 1 0 0 0 0
Totals 31 5 6 20 9 :
A Walked for Thompson in 9th. j
B Struck out for Dockery in 9th. j
D Struck out for B Lovingood in
I Andrews 131 100 113 ? 11
Murphy 010 202 000 ? 5
Errors. Pendley, Dewessee. Hugh
I t ??. Clark. T. Lovingood. Dockery. !
I Run* batted in. West 3. Hawk.
Hughes 2, Tathem and Clark. 2
base hit, Hughes. 3 base hit, Hugh
es, West. Home run, Hughes.
Hawk. Left on bases, Andrews 12
Murphy 7. Bases on balls. Andrews
2 Murphy 6. Strikeouts by Rogers
7, by Lovingood 8. Losing pitcher
B Lovingood Winning Rogers.
Umpires, Schuler, Townson. Time
North Carolina growers intend
to plant 10,000 acres ot commercial
watermelons this year. This figure
is slightly above the 1947 acreage.
North Carolina soils generally
?have continued too wet for ade
quate preparation for spring plant
ing, but good progress has been
made in the east and in many sec
tions of the Piedmont.
Get specifications for cutting logs at our
Flant, locaLed on Hayesville, Murphy, High
way No. 64 about one mile west of Hayes
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Today ? 3 million more cars are on the road
th an pre-war. 1,500,000 more homes have oil
heat. Five times as many diesel locomotives
now. Twice as many farm tractors and trucks.
More oil spells more progress.
But? this rising need for oil can be met
only by modernizing and expanding on a
big scale ? and in a hurry in spite of to
day's high costs.
To do this job, Standard Oil Company (New
Jersey) and its affiliates are spending one
billion dollars in 1947 and 1948 alone ? for
new wells, plants, tankers, pipelines, storage
tanks, and all the other things it takes to get
you the oil you need.
That billion dollars
is money that goes back into
the business from earnings,
past and current.
In 1947, for instance, we put 426 million
dollars into replacements and expansion. To
do this, we:
(1) used all funds set aside to replace
, 2 ) ploughed back well over half the year's
profits ? all that was left after paying
(3) dipped heavily into savings put aside
in years past to help meet just such
needs a3 we face today.
In the seven years 1940 through 1946, we
spent well over one billion dollars for needed
equipment, mostly for war needs. Now, in just
two years, we are spending another billion
dollars. This money conies from the business
itself. Money made on the job goes back
into the job.
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