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Superintendent of Schools directs forceful program
MR. BILL K. FORD
Superintendent of Schools
ONE-AND-TWO-AND-Mr. Ford listens to his
daughter, Sharla, as she practices her piano lesson.
AT THE TOP of the "totem pole" is Mr. Bill K.
Ford, SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS. He looks
out over a wide "territory" of leadership and manage-
He is the uchiefi' of various things-the School
Board, personnel direction, and school management. In
addition, he must plan, coordinate, administer, and
supervise a progressive instructional program which
meets the needs of all pupils.
Student activities and special services also need his
attention-and find it. It is up to him to establish
plans for effective and efficient operation of the school
program. He is responsible to the School Board for
the general oversight of the business and fiscal affairs
and for the management of the school plant and mainte-
The management and maintenance of our school
system is a tremendous task, but Mr. Ford has suc-
ceeded in producing an outstanding system.
BUSINESS AT HAND-The business at hand for Mrs. Tapp, Mr., Ford's
secretary, is typing the agenda for the upcoming Board meeting. Mrs.
Tapp is also official secretary at the Board of Education meetings.
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new high school and on systemwide improvements
teachers and students. They approve teachers' salaries,
personnel, and events for the current yearg they ap-
propriate all funds for school use.
Reflecting on our high school days would not be
complete without our Board of Education, for, like
the stage crew in a theatre-they are indispensable,
though we rarely see them.
0. G. Kinderg James Ward.
DR. JOHN WYRICK, president of the Board, is a
dentist by profession and an active community work-
er by choice. He has been a member of the Board for
six years, two of which were as secretary. Other III-
terests include Kiwanis Club and his familyis activi-
MR. IVIACON IARVIS, vice-president, is a senior
member in Board service-eight years. He is co-owner
and operator of the Texarkana Armature Works. His
interests, outside of his business and the Board, in-
clude his farm and horses. fNot picturedj
MR. JERRY I. IVIALY, a professional engineer, is
chief of the Depot Facilities division at Red River
Arsenal. Now serving as secretary of the Board, Mr.
Maly has been a member for seven years. Much of
his outside time is spent as president of the Oalclawn
MR. E. G. HEATH is a partner in F. W. Offen-
hauser Insurance Company. He is serving his eighth
year as a member of the Board of Education, having
been president for two years..lVIr. Heath is an ex-Tiger
of Texas High. fNot picturedb
MR. O. G. KINDER is serving his second year as a
member of the Board of Education. He is an agent for
Farmer's Insurance Company-representatives of fire
and casualty insurance. He is past president of Wake
MR. J. H. WARD, now in his second year as a mem-
ber of the Board, is assistant division superintendent of
Southwestern Electric Power Company, Texas-Arkansas
area. He is a very active member of the Parent-Teacher
MR. A. T. HAY is the youngest in service on the
Board, where he has been a member for only one year.
Mr. Hay is contract salesman for Ideal Cement Com-
pany in Texas and Arkansas. He was Post Advisor of
Troop 18 of Boy Scouts. fNot picturedi
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BINDING i PROBLEMS-Mrs. H. J. Autrey, secretary, uses the
Speed-o-Print machine to place plastic binders on a special bulletin
to be issued by the administrative offices.
LOST IN THOUGHT-Dr. Donaldson may be lost in thought, but
he is sure that the report in hand is ready for filing and not lost.
REFLECTING-ON WAYS to find quality person-
nelg on new teaching methodsg on maintaining Texas
High accreditation-is part of the job of Dr. J. W.
Donaldson, ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT OF
His second year in Texarkana has multiplied his
responsibilities. As head of personnel, he travels far
and wide, and interviews hundreds of applicants.
Office work is momentous. Federal reports all find
their way to Dr. Donaldson,s office. Statistics concern-
ing federally connected students must be current.
In maintaining good public relations, he arranges
weekly radio programs. Teachers and other education-
minded citizens present programs on various aspects of
In service training for teachers is a continual business.
Dr. Donaldson coordinates workshops in linguistics,
science, and math, and plans other special meetings
concerned with teacher progress.
Dr. Donaldson's job truly reflects responsibility,
capability, and serviceability.
accents public relations
JUST ONE MOMENT-Mrs. Donnie Cox, Dr. Donaldson's
Secretary, Walls patiently for Dr. Donaldson to think of
yvhat else to add to a government report they are prepar-
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