Comic Clipping from Oxnard Press Courier, Wed, Aug 27, 1958.

Clipped from US, California, Oxnard, Oxnard Press Courier, August 27, 1958

there were 11 or 12 schools in days, and later sought to dis-the county. courage when he worked with2.-»o Pupils in County tbe schools. He said that he“The Avenue School had about vowed “never to have a pupil25 pupils. There were from 2251 who could say he isn't gettingto 250 school children in the:same treatment as the oth-had ers.After Richard finished the99county. Only one schoolmore than one teacher. That was the four-room Ventura School.”! eight grades of grammar schoolThere were over 100 pupils at|he and about *0 or other pu-the Ventura School, he said. The PiIs were allowed to take ansmaller, outlying schools had an |extraaverage daily attendance of six [School.or seven students.year at the Ventura“There was no high school. The nearest ones were in LosAngeles and Santa Barbara.Los Angeles had a populationitFrom there he went directly to Los Angeles State Normal School for four years of training to be a teacher.Becomes a TeacherHe entered the school the yearof 8,500 in 1876, he said. Santa Barbara and San Diego, next in! it opened. There were only twosize, had about 3,000 each and'll™l schools in the state atVentura had some 1,100 resi- that time, Los Angeles and Sandents.“Lickin’ and Lai ninIn those days, he said “lickin’ and larnin’ surely went together.Jose. The Los Angeles feachers* college became part of the University of California in 1919 and is now UCLA.The subject matter at thehe said,anow.9He told of 14 boys from the!V’ x'Ventura School who played oad a hookey on a fine spring day to! taugHt practicego swimming in the Ventura'ta ^ their course.was not as The students classes whileRiver. The principal discovered their absence and. the boys ended up in his office where theywere introduced to five differentstraps. They were, by name, “Jim White, Sam Black, Ouch, Pinch and Rattlesnake,” Mr.£After graduation, Mr. Hay-dock returned to the county totake a position at the Arnaz School near Ventura for a year.He then became Hueneme School principal. I got there the last of July and school started the next day. There were soF Favrlork rppn 11 prlOne of the straps, he said, had ™ny. colis *** winter thatI r* I it? O v 4- r% Vtill ,lt;« ? 9Mr. Haydock taught at Hue-four ridges that had been stud- jscbo(d vvent a full ten months.ded with buckshot for maximum e££CCt- neme until 1900 when he was‘•Seine of the hoys didn’t getlP13^ in c|iar«e of lhe new Ox-back to school for two or three haid school, lhe school districtciavs » was still known as the San Pe-Mr. Haydock wasn’t one of dro District. The original San these culprits, but he recalled ledro School had oeen located other punishments, one especi- j1°n Wooley road east of the sug-allv when he felt the sharp edge ar„ fet factor-v s;le■ of a ruler for something he had! ‘-Jo one ever dreamed of Ox-t cj()ne jnard then,’ Mr. Haydock saidHe doesn't want to go back to of his first years in the county.old-fashioned practices and. physical punishments, but he“Theyexperimentalbega n(Continued on Page 8)Plea for Law to ProtectNationals Goes to CountyVENTURA. — A request by county,” he added.the city of Oxnard asking coun-, Mr. Wolven indicated that the ty supervisors for legislation to[safety precautions are not the Mexican National “a higher degree of safety which he does not now have” in theway of transportation has been [ districtreferred ot the district attor- ’ ney's office for study.The request was sent by Oxnard City Manager Paul E. Wolven. iMr. Wolven wrote that a “need; apparently exists for county! legislation to protect the Mexican National from unsafe transportation equipment and practices.cred by any federal regulationsnor California vehicle codes.In referring the matter to theattorney to determine the board’s authority to control such cases, supervisors advisedthat the Sheriff’s suited.Highway Patrol andDepartment be con-Body FoundIn Riverbed“The council has investigated! VENTURA. — The body of an and found that the Mexican Na-1 unidentified man was found4-1-N... 1