Wednesday, October 14, 2009

1931 Bedford Newspaper on Southampton Schools

The following was taken from the Bedford newspaper in June 19,1931:


On May 28th the Browning School of Southampton Township, Bedford County completed their school term for 1930-31, making 100% in attendance therefore having a perfect record. Pupils of the school were: Hilda McElfish, Dorothey McElfish, Elsie Ault, Evelyn Ault, Ruth Morral, Darwood Roland, Roy Morral, William Ault, Earnest Ault, Maxine Imes, Thelma Morral and Wade Morral. Miss I. Grace Bennett was the teacher.

Then on Dec. 4, 1931 the following appeared...

Harrisburg, December 1

The interest in perfect attendance in the public schools throughout the state is increasing, according to a statement today by Dr. James N. Rule, superintendent of public instruction. A number of schools are trying to establish perfect records.

During the past school year the twelve pupils enrolled in the Browning School, Southampton township, Bedford county, were neither absent nor tardy. This school is located in a sparcely settled community. Two children were required to walk one mile each way each day to attend school. All the others were required to walk one and seven eights miles or more each way each day. Six of them were required to travel two miles or more. The teacher of this school was Miss I. Grace Bennett.

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