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I fix tl 'n, lic .yderc l',Ulth!lndust1'ies ol! lfast Alton, and Clayton Schlosser, president
ff! ,iff l' the Shoard o 1 ekxliicalyion and a director ot' the Olin Foundation, an important
K" ll., UN a Ioyncenient as made to the public on the above date. This was to the
bf X Q, ell ct that r. Ulin, through the Foundation, was the heneliactor ol' a new
lj cational c ucation school which is to be the third unit ot a group ot' schools,
I f V!!! find comi a ion to the Alton Senior lligh and lfast Iunior lligh School. It will
N A if spanji gap hetween these two buildings north ol' the howl now separating
I' A 1 the 96present structures.
ccording to Nlr. Schlosser, the new huilding will provide complete voca-
f' X tional facilities for the school district and enahle all those who wish to he trained
1 1 in the vocational education to do so.
, "The construction of the new school," said Alr. Ulin, "is to he oli the tinest
. quality." It is his purpose to give the Alton area a vocational training school
that will have no superior in the country among communities ol' comparable
The project is to he a memorial to Franklin XV. Olin. ln the more than
hall' century since he founded the great industry in lfast Alton, which in more
recent years has been expanded to much larger size and has wide-spread units
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in the whole country. Mr. Olin has been impressed by the impoi tance ot' manual
education along with 'he mental.
Mrs. Olin, will- ol' the donor, has a particular interest in her husband's
attitude toward the importance ol' industrial education. Nlrs. Ulin has been
proud that her uncle had tiounded at Toledo, Uhio, the tirst manual training
svhool in the country. She ta lies a pardonable pride in the tiact that her husband
in his ripeness ot' experience is founding the tirst vocational training school ot'
any size in Alton.
As a preliminary step toward planning the new building, Superintendent'
I B. Iohnson and a committee visited outstanding industrial schools in the
llliddle Xvest and in the Fast to make a Complete study and .analysis of their
physical plants and tiacilities ot' those schools.
Voters ol' the Alton school district said "Thank you" enthusiastically on
Saturday, lanuary 28, when a proposal authorizing the Board ot' Education
to acce it the 'rift was iassed bv 5l27 votes for and onl ' 35 against.
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The students in th.: Alton schools also had an opportunity to express their
thanks to Mr. Olin wht n they signed their names to a communication of grati-
tude tor the gilt which will enhance greatly their opportunities for educational
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