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F. E. Wells,
Subscription rate
Per year $2.50
Entered at the Post Office at Williams,
zona, as second class mail matter.
Published every Friday at Williams, Arizona
One Williams taxpayer, taking advantage of
the offer made by the News to print letters per
taining to the proposed high school building,
sent in a communication this week which ap
pears in another column on this page. We urge
all News readers to read the letter carefully and
determine for themselves what merit there there
is in the suggestions and arguments there given.
We print this letter gladly as we will any others
on the same topic. The News believes in full
and fair discussion of all matters of public con
cern and we are glad to receive opinions from
Williams, July 18, 1922.
In considering the contribution to our Open
Forum, made this week by Mrs. Jessie A. Sine
we wish to call partcular attenton to the consid
eration of several points taken up therein.
First let us consider what would be a reason
able cost for a high school district with the popu
lation and the assessed valuation of that of Wil
liams School District No. 2. Mrs. Sine states
that Tucson is erecting a high school building to
cost $650,000. That is a little over six times
the cost of the proposed building for Williams.
Pima county, in which Tucson is located, had
566 high school pupils in 1921. How many of
those were in the Tucson high school we are un
able to say but it is indeed doubtful if there are
now more than 650 enrolled in the Tucson high
school. This allows 100 over the total for Pima
in 1921. It is safe to say that the per capita
cost of the proposed high school building for
Williams would be no higher than that for
Tucson gauged by the high school enrollment.
The same is true of every other high school in
t the state upon which we have succeeded in get
ting figures, with the one possible exception of
Douglas. That Douglas should make out with
a $60,000 building is amazing. Nothing like
that can be found in other cities of the state.
We will endeavor to learn the high school en
rollment and other interesting facts about this
remarkable case, for use next week. We have
shown in former articles that the burden upon
the taxpayer in putting up a one hundred thous
and dollar building in this district would be be
low the average in the state.
Next consider the question of playgrounds,
It is true that many good high schools do not
have adequate playgrounds. This is true of
cities which have grown rapidly,- in particular
such as Kansas City. A gymnasium and school
exercises are usually made to answer the pur
pose of a playground as tar as possible but they
can never be more than a substitute. Exercises
in a gymnasium benefit the health and build up
the bodies but open fresh air will accomplish
more with the same effect and expense. Schools
that have no playgrounds would gladly add the
grounds if it were possible but of course such is
not possible in a ciowded city where the build
ing is in a section where lots are extremely cost
ly and already contain expensive buildings. We
doubt if there is a high school superintendent in
the United States who would not urge a district
to purchase a playground if it could be secured
at a reasonable cost. Districts are frequently
forced to build without playgrounds because
playgrounds are not available. It would in
deed be a grave mistake for any school to fail to
procure a playground where one is available.
Three building sites within the town of Wil
liams have been suggested so far: The ball
ground where ten acres are offered free to the
district; the lots above the present school house
which would need be purchased along with sev
eral buildings ; and the lots north of the Bly resi
dence. Mrs. Sine assumes that the proposed grounds
in the Cureton addition would require filling in.
This we believe is an error on her part. Archi
tect Mahoney looked over this ground and stat
ed that it was a particularly favorably located
piece of ground that was naturally drained and
would require practically no grading whatever.
He further stated that a building could be built
on this ground for fifteen per cent less than it
woum cost to construct a building anywhere
mgxi up on ine nm sme as proposed by either of
the other suggested locations. In; addition to
this there would be the .cost of buying the
ground. The two proposed locations on the hill
side would have. the advantage of being on the
south side of the tracks and one would be some
what closer to the majority of the residences of
the town-altho no closer to Bill Williams Avenue
or the main business section of the town.
The necessity of the school children crossing
the tracks to reach the ball ground, should bear
some weight, but it should be remembered that
the children crossing those tracks would be of
seventh grade age and older, making the risk
much less than with small children.
Williams needs the high school building and a
one hundred thousand dollar building would not
be too large, too expensive nor too good for our
children. Furthermore as we have urged be
fore, the high school children should be sep
arated from the grades. This would entail no
extra expense in teaching force. The first six
grades as at present would be taught bv the
grade teachers for those grades. The six high
school grades have been taught by high school
Mr. Editor :
In a recent issue of the Williams News, you
requested the residents to voice their views re
garding the building of a high school in Wil
liams. I respectfully submit some facts which can be
verified. Douglas, Arizona has recently com
pleted a high school which cost $60,000. Thls
school is all that a high school should be and as
large as will be necessary, ior many yean.,
ritv as Douelas. This
high school is built in the center of one city
block. Bisbee high school is about half the size
of the one in Douglas and was erected on the
rrt nf a hill which afforded no playground.
ildintr a hicrh school to cost six
urcA qtiH fiftv thousand dollars. This
builing is being erected on ONE city block. No
playground is provided. There are no better
drilled school children in the Union than those
of Portland, Oregon. They participate in the
festivities at the annual Rose Show in J une. It
is a joy to see them march. No large play
grounds are nrovided for these children. Be
cause of the inclemency of the weather, all
exercises are conducted in the school buildings.
Kansas City high school is adjacent to the side
walk. Are the children of any of these cities
physically deficient for lack of a large play
ground? If Douglas with a population of over fifteen
thousand, considers a sixty thousand dollar high
school, all that it will require for years to come,
why should Williams, with a population of about
on R thousand, and no immediate prospect of
ranid growth, require even a sixty thousand dol
lar high school? Douglas has the same agri
cultural and grazing lands as surrounds Wil
liams. It has two smelters that employ thous
ands of men. It has a military camp. It is on
the main line of the E. P. & S. W. railroad. An
other railroad extends from it into Mexico. Its
prosperity is assured. What resources has Wil
liams to offer? When will our slow growth in
population make a city of Williams?
Bisbee high school pupils have an envious
record, throughout the State, in athletics. All
things being equal, a high school should be as
nearly centrally located as possible. In this
case, that would be on the south side of the rail
road tracks, where five sixths of our population
reside, and where it will be easily accessible,
without the extra expense of grading the roads
and filling in low grounds on the contemplated
location of the flats in the Cureton Addition.
We know the condition of those mud flats during
the majority of the months of the school year.
This extra expense might be devoted to a more
extensive Science course, which our high school
has been unable to offer its students, such as
domestic science, arts, music, etc.
After carelul consideration, I would suggest
the pur:hase from Messrs. ;Steeves, Holub and
Buggeln the half block on south of the present
school pror-erty, and ejecting a two story build
ing thereon. The lower floor to be devoted to
a gymnasium, with a stage at one end, and a bal
cony around the sides, which would afford as
creditable an auditorium as any high school
would desire. Dressing rooms and lockers to
be located in the snace below the stage. The
upper floor to be devoted to well equipped
science laboratories.
The class rooms could be added to the south
side of the present school building. A hallway
crossing Hancock Street from the' additional
class rooms to the new science building, would
conveniently connect the two buildings. This
is an experiment which has been found success
ful in several large cities. It allows the teach
ers to conduct classes in either building and
saves the expense of increasing the teaching
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This location would eliminate the danger of
the pupils being obliged to cross the railroad
tracks. It is the unexpected and unavoidable
accidents, which are constantly occuring, where
school' children are compelled to cross railroad
tracks. Because of such accidents. Tucson
found it necessary to build a subway under the
railroad tracks. Why should Williams be ob
liged to face this responsibility or the alternative
Jessie A. Sine.
teachers since the high school was organized
here and putting the school in a seoarate build
ing would necessitate no more teachers. Onlv
the growth of the school or the addition of more
courses could necessitate more teachers and this
would be true regardless of location. On these
points we should agree unanimously :
1. We need a high school building.
2. $100,000 is not too much to pay for that
3. We want the high school and the lower
grades- separated.
When the school election is called the voters
will be asked to vote for two things at least.
First, shall we bond the district for a high school
building? Second, where shall that building
be located? The first of these should be answer
ed in the affirmative without a dissenting vote.
The second will naturally bring out some dif
ference of opinion. The News urces that this
be given a thoro discussion and that the voters
consider the future of Williams in voting on this
point. We believe the voters of Willima will
consider the good of the ch"Jdren and plan the
building where the building site will lend as
much as possible to the efficiency of th incfifn.
tion. Wherever the buildlm? is nlnoo.i it w;n
Apportionment of state aid
amounting to $78,707.73 to the
high school districts of the
state ifor vocational training
during ti.e school year 1921
1922 has been made by Miss
Elsie Toles, state school super
intendent, it was announced
yesterday, and warrants for the
amounts will be drawn at once
by Charles W. Fairfield, state
auditor. These amounts will
be the last received by the high
schools from the state as ra tr
bursement for vocational train
ing, as the act under which the
apportionments are made each
year has been repealed.
Under this act, each high
scnooi in tne state which had
vocational training was to be
reimbursed at the end of the
school year for the money spent
for the training, the amount of
reimbursement not to exrrl
$ZoOO. The two normal schools
oi the state also were included
m the bill.
When the hitrh school ?i.
tricts were included in the state
aia to schools of $25 per capita
of attendance, it was deemed
best to do awav with th stt
aid for vocational training and
let the per capita annrnTiria'nn
taife care of this in the hieh
L- 1
Xhirty hierh schools in t.h
state and the two state normal
schools received apportion
ment, o or the number receiv
ing the maximum amount of
iouu. The total apportion
ment was $78,707.73, and was
divided as follows: Tomb
stone, $2250; Pearce, $1953:
PoH""' ?246.68 ; Glendale
$2098.05; with the following
schools each receiving $2000 :
Bisbee, Willcox, Benson, Doug
las, the Northern Arizona Nor
mal, Williams, Globe. Miami,
Safford, Morenci, Clifton, the
Tempe Normal, Phoenix, Mesa,
Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Hol
brook, Winslow, Tucson, Flor
ence, Casa Grande, Nogales,
Prescott, Jerome, Clarkdale,
Yuma and Kingman.
Phoenix Republican, i
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