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

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

KI('H.\|{'» B. HAY DOCK . . . more discipline, more lamln' ”Press-Courier PhotoR. B. Haydock SorryToSchools End11Lickin/and Larnin/toofrom the “lickin’ and larnin’ ” practiced in earlier times,according to Richard B. Haydock, one of Oxnard's firstschool superintendents and first mayor of the town.Mr. Haydock reminisced about early county schoolsfrom his experiences as a pupil, a teacher and an administrator.The Haydock fa mil v came to%- vVentura County in 1870 when Richard was 9.Ventura and he attended the Avenue School.feels a defnite need for more They lived in discipline in today's schools.Favoritism by teachers for particular pupils was something When 1 came here as a boy Mr. Haydock saw in his school there were 11 or 12 schools in days, and later sought to dis-the county. courage when he worked withthe schools. He said that* hevowed never to have a pupil250 Pupils in County“The Avenue School had about 25 pupils. There were from 225 who could say he isn't getting to 250 school children in the thG same treatment as the oth-had ersAfter Richard finished thecounty. Only one schoolmore than one teacher. That was the four-room Ventura School.”! eiSht grades of grammar schoolThere were over 100 pupils at!and about 10 or 12 other pu-the Ventura School, he said. The PiIs WGre allowed to take anyear at the,; Venturasmaller, outlying schools had an extra average daily attendance of six (School.or seven students. | From there he went directly“There was no high school. 1° Ros Angeles State Normalwas no high The nearest ones were inAngeles and Santa Barbara. iLos Angeles had a population of 8,500 in 1876, he said. SantaLog iSchool for four years of train-” ing to be a teacher.Becomes a TeacherHe entered the school the yearBarbara and San Diego, next in! It opened. There were only two size, had about 3,000 each andi^rmal schools in the state atVentura had some dents.1,100 resi-“Lickin’ and Larnin’ ”In those days, he said “lickin’ and larnin’ surely went together.”that time, Los Angeles and San Jose. The Los Angeles feachers* college became part of the University of California in 1919 and is now UCLA.theThe subject matter atHe told of 14 boys from the!Ventura School who played ashe said,ttnow.was not as The studentshookey on a fine spring day to taught practice classes w’hiletaking their course.go swimming in the Ventura River. 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.oAfter graduation, Mr. Haydock 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 soIlavdock recalled.One of the straps, he said, hadjmt‘n^r c°ki. in the winter thatfour ridges that had been studded with buckshot for went a full ten month.-.,Mr. Haydock taught at Hueneme until 1900 when he wasSome of the boys didn’t get ,n of ‘he new Ox-hack to school for two or three school. I he school district(-avs » (Was still known as the San Pe-Mr. Haydock wasn’t one of dro District. The original San these culprits, but he recalled S odio School had oeen located other punishments, one especi-!011 Wooley road east of the sug-allv when he felt the sharp edge ar factory site.of a ruler for something he had! -Yo one ever dreamed of Ox-t (jone ; nard then, Mr. Haydock saidlie doesn’t want to go back to of his first years in the countyold-fashioned practices and. nhvsical punishments, but heThey began experimental(('ontlnued on Page 8)