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Des Moines Iowa Homestead (Newspaper) - May 17, 1917, Des Moines, IowaVol. Lxi no. 20. Lbs Moines Iowa May 17, 1917 whole no. 3110 building up Arur a Tschen we m o v a d from _ w Hen we moved from Southern Kansas to Kiowa county Oklahoma we found a Little one room schoolhouse on one t ?.ur farm to was because of this school that my husband chose Halcyon Heights As future farm Home when he came to look Over the various lands offered for Sale Little White schoolhouse in District b 7, commanded a picturesque View of All the country for Miles Between the purple ranges of the aged and historic Wichita. It did not take us Long however to discover that there was an old feud connected with the schoolhouse debt and like the newcomer dad Howitt in the Shepherd of the we were expected to choose one Side or the other. There were some rough times Here in the Early Days the an Nual meetings were often Stormy affairs at which quite uncomplimentary things were said. The fact that the Farmers Here Clung steadfastly to the one crop regu Lar attendance of their children Well nigh impossible. Another hindrance was the one year lease system of renting a Farmer with four or five children being Here one season and in some other county or state the next year. Year new Farmers came in some buying As near school As others renting for two or three years. These Newcom ers were from Kentucky mis Souri Nebraska Kansas Iowa and other states them Good work and of As Good ideas they thought that Here ought to More and Oats and not so much 4-v, the income would be surer the children would not be needed in the Fields when school should open in the fall longer beginnings were advocated. Teachers in those Days were such dire failures by mrs. R. W. Henderson. Everyone was glad when the last Day a Halcyon the next teacher gave a Box supper and bought books to fill the Case entered the in the with Chil jew w6re because of a relationship to some Patron. In. One Case a i ree children two of school age was Yed because the Board concluded showed great interest in the play of the boys and girls. A Tennis Dan was bought for the Little ones a Ball and Bat for the older ones and a basketball court was provided from the proceeds of a Community supper. By this time the trustees were very much my at the of miss Vilson Dustless Crayon and erasers a new Wood pulp Black Board Hooks instead of nails for the wraps some new desks and a teacher s desk and chair As Well As silicate floor dressing were bought. An addition of six teen feet had been built during vacation and the Interior painted the teacher presented Sev tars pictures to the school and the Board had them framed her last gift was a Cook Book and household guide. One irl graduated this term. The younger students were entertained by the teacher and clerk at an ones at an people fully t salary. The first half of next term was i years experience part of can readily be imagined. When the Board employed miss Nellie Russell one member said the main reason was that had taken training in primary work in one of state normals. She then was the Aln cant who had tried to fit herself of her Lor she insisted upon Good behaviour in the room and on the grounds and took an Active interest in the students a Pride an school spot and encouraging them to decorate and Interior cheerful and Homelike m other words to dare and to do she was hard pressed for time but. Nevertheless the children so excelled in their work that when the county spelling and map concluded on Page 12. J Tjui me drove Pete and the writer entertained the Young people it i mrs r. W. Henderson. Tell the n

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