Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Adams County Makes the News - Adams County Leader #40

The Adams County Leader        Published Weekly On Friday
Wm. Lemon Editor and Manager
Member State Editorial Association 
Member National Editorial Association
Official Paper of Adams County Price $2.00 Strictly in Advance


294th Company CCC
Office of the Company Commander Camp S-221
Tamarack, Idaho

The Editor, Adams County “Leader”
Dear Sir:

Permit me to express to the people of Council through the medium of your paper, the sincere appreciation of the men and officers of this company for the royal hospitality extended to them on the Fourth of July.  Nearly three-quarters of the company were present in your city that day and for every one of them the celebration staged in Council made an impression that will never be forgotten,

Joseph C. Haw
Major, U.S. Army

September 22, 1933

Ben “Bernie” Bleckner singing—I Like Mountain Music
Freddy Anderson, Roy Baker, and Aaron Resenkranz—comedy, acrobatic act.
Tony Mancini, Bill Linsky, and John Wachine, trio—Moonlight Bay, Coney Island
Baby, Mademoiselle, Sweet Adeline.
Joe Brunetti singing—Black Eyed Susan Brown, Sunday Down in Caroline.
Izzy Goldberg—Rhumba dance.
Frank J. Walsh singing—Pink Elephants, Mississippi Mud.
Selections by the Council Wood Ticks.
Pete Sosnowski singing—Lazybones, and Let’s Call It A Day.
FINALE—Hills of Idaho.
SPEAKERS—Reverend Horton, Major J. J. O’Hare.

July 21, 1933

According to L. L. Burtenshaw, chairman of the Council school board, at the recent meeting of the school board it was agreed that Council high school league football and basketball athletics are obsolete, unimportant, non-essential, disorganizing to school work, and therefore “out of the picture” in the forthcoming school year.  The board is upheld in its position on this item by Carl Shaw, newly elected member of the high school faculty, succeeding Philip Manning, former coach.  The policy of the new superintendent on this subject has not been ascertained by this writer.  The school board, however, will encourage home athletics which will include all the students, giving each one an opportunity to benefit by such activities—all contests to be on week ends, separate and apart from school hours.

This policy of the school board no doubt will arouse wide and diverse argument.  Many will oppose the policy, but the Leader suggests and predicts that a very large majority of parents and patrons will agree with the board action.  One of the main reasons for opposing the league activities is the breaking into regular schoolwork and its disrupting influence.  Another is the necessity of student exposure on frigid nights when both girls and boys, regardless of health results, go on long journeys to play exhaustively and expose themselves detrimentally.  Any physical benefit derived by the athletic nature of the game is far outweighed by the exposures.  In fact, there are, on the contrary, decidedly dangerous results.

Some will argue that boys will not be interested in high school under such a regime.  In answer to that, it can be said that if athletics is the only motive drawing the boys to high school, it is an insufficient motive, and therefore those who refuse to go because there are no league athletics had quite as well remain out and turn their attention to a livelihood at once.

September 22, 1933

Since it has been feasible to dispense with football in the Council High School this year, tumbling has been substituted in the athletic program.  It is hoped that this activity will prove successful, and be a genuine benefit to the boys.  Since the aim of this activity is purely self-development, this sport should be a practical success.  Football has often been criticized on the ground that it gives little benefit to the smaller and weaker boys.  This is because football carries the greatest athletic spirit of any game, and the aim of the coach is victory rather than the self-development of athletics.  This cannot be said of tumbling, as it depends upon the individual, and everyone can acquire a certain amount of success.  All boys are urged to attend these classes, for here lies a real opportunity for boys who are unable to make athletic teams.  With strict supervision this is not a dangerous sport, for only simpler stunts will be taught, with probably some pyramid building after the boys have learned the preliminary work.

compiled by Eberle Umbach


  1. I love that the CCC boys were treated with "royal hospitality".

  2. Hi Jacqueline: Me too--& well they should have been! Thanks.


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