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BOARD OF EDUCATION. Left to right: L. Joseph Crafton, president, Erwin S.
Brown, vice president, Claude Snarey, secretary, A. Ward McCain, trustee,
Robert O. Dodge, trustee, Dr. Ralph D. Rabinovitch, trustee, and John E.
Mr, Robert Clark and Mrs. Rachael Hilbert, Bentley's
band director and librarian respectively, found Mr.
Alford's explanation of the high school addition very
Faced with the multitudinous problems of directing a
complex and rapidly expanding school system,
l.ivonia's excellently qualified, forward looking, and
hard working Board of Education devotes much effort
toward the maintenance and improvement of a first-
rate secondary school program.
Bentley was of immediate concern this year as its
heavy enrollment necessitated an addition to the school
plant. Available next September will be new ottices,
music facilities, and an auditorium.
Meanwhile, plans are progressing rapidly for a second
community high school, scheduled to be opened in
'l962. By that time physical facilities should be ade-
quate, curriculum thoroughly and well re-organized,
to guarantee the finest high school educational oppor-
tunity for every Livonia youth.
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hum with administrative procedure, clerical tasks
Mr. Olson and Mr. Upton inspected ceiling
tiles to see if any replacements were needed.
BENTLEY ADMINISTRATION, left to right, top: Donald E.
Friedrichs, Principal. A.B., Antioch College, M.Ed., University of
Vermont, Ed.D., Columbia University. David D. Amerman,
Assistant Principal. A.B., Eastern Michigan, M.A., University of y Q'
Michigan. Raymond E. Olson, Assistant Principal. B.S., Uni-
versity of North Dakota, M.S., University of Minnesota. Fred
Syerson, Administration Assistant. A.B., Eastern Michigan, M.A.,
University of Michigan. Below: Arthur E. Rogers, ln-Service
Training Program. A.B., M.A., University of Michigan.
If the amount of work produced is a reliable measure of office
success, Bentley's offices are the most successful in the world.
They literally hum and buzz all day long lsometimes even on
Saturdayl with student, teacher, and visitor traffic, with requests
for paper clips or appointments, with typewriters, adding
machines, mimeographs, ditto machines, telephones.
Just for a dash of dramatics, the Royal McBee system was in-
stalled this year to facilitate student programs, grade and
attendance records. How the oftice personnel could remain
patient and courteous through all this was a maior miracle,
but they did.
Lesley Anders and Barbara Baird lbelowl were among the first
student helpers to be instructed into the mysteries of the Royal
McBee system. Co-op students Sandy Dawson and Sue Bowser
irightl learned that stuffing teachers' mail boxes was a never-
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Superintendent Benton Yates, second from right, finds that his satis-
faction with blueprints for Livonia's new high school is shared by
Dr. Paul E. Johnson, Mr. Cecil H. Alford, and Dr. Donald E. Friedrichs.
laims much attention from Board, Administration
Mr. Juan Gomez, of Bogota, Columbia, was interested
in discussing curriculum with Livonia personnel during his
January visit. Left to right are Mr. Gomez, Jim Car-
michael, Bentley senior, L. Joseph Crafton, President of
the Board of Education, Dr. Paul E. Johnson, Assistant
Superintendent for Instruction, and Dr. Donald Fried-
richs, Bentley Principal.
Mr. Cecil H. Alford, Assistant Superintendent for Plant
Planning, Sites and Research, explains a detail of the
latest Bentley addition to Mr. Erwin S. Brown lseatedl,
Board vice-president and chairman of the Committee on
School Building Planning, and, left to right lstandingl,
Dr. Friedrichs, Bentley principal, Jim Carmichael, Bentley
Student Council president, and Mr. R. H. Upton, Assistant
Superintendent for Business Administration.
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