Kuna PTA Picks New Officers; Studies Classroom Problems at March Meeting
Mrs. William Gunning became the new president of Kuna Parent-Teacher Association at the annual election of officers Monday night. Vice Presidents named were Mrs. Lloyd Bow, Mr. Horace Dresser, and Mrs. Ray Smith. Mrs. Kasel is the new treasurer and Mrs. Warren Stewart the new secretary.
The Officers will be installed at the April meeting.
The outgoing president Mrs. Aden Wheeler, appointed the mmes. Tad Yoshida, John Vreugenhil, and Evelyn Gross to audit the books.
A program by Mrs. Otha Watts, dealt with “Children With Problems”. The audience divided into groups to discuss several phases of the subject including motivation to prevent dropouts and kick outs; correlating homework assignments to prevent overloading students; ways to reduce school tardiness and absences; preventing of thievery; extra curricular activities and late hours.
The four groups came up with almost identical conclusions that motivation begins in the home where the desire for learning can be instilled in a child before he enters school; that parents need to work together to prevent late hours; that students need to be taught to pick extra curricular subjects so as to prevent too great a demand on out of school time. Also that parent cooperation is necessary is reducing truancies and preventing thievery. One group held that the student who leaves money and other valuables about to tempt fellow classmates is as guilty as the person who takes them. Not all groups agreed with this.
Prizes for room count went to Mrs. Laura Gibson’s third grade, the 8th grade and the senior class
Flu, Other Ailments Hit Many Residents
Several Kunans entered hospital for treatment over the weekend. C.C. Young was taken to the Veterans’ hospital in Boise, Friday for treatment of a cardiac condition after he became ill at home.
Henry Robbins entered Samaritan hospital in Nampa, Friday for treatment for respiratory ailment.
Mrs. Mary Stokes was taken to Mercy Hospital Friday after she became ill at home.
Carrie Doan caught the flu bug over the weekend and was unable to be at the Sav-On he first of the week. Mrs. Jay Bower worked for her.
Mrs. Jesse Sills entered Samaritan hospital on Monday for tests. And returned home Wednesday with a clean bill of health.
Sally Giltner entered a Boise Hospital Tuesday for tests but expects to be home by the end of the week.
Mrs. Don Stover had been ill since Monday with the flu and Diana and Tyra joined her on Wednesday. It was Diana’s first absence from school this year.
Mrs. Alta Bennett, mother of Charlie Bennett, submitted to eye surgery Wednesday at St Luke’s Hospital
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Cub Scouts Date Annual Chicken Dinner
For Tomorrow Night
On March 23 the annual Cub Scout dinner will be held. A deep fried chicken dinner will be served from 5:30 pm till 8:00 pm. General Chairman are Mrs. Clark Wylie and Mrs. Larry Rogers. Assisting them will include Mrs. Gene Lee, Mrs. Ralph Noe, Mrs. Pal Pline, Mrs. Clarence McDorman and Lore Oviatt. Proceeds from the dinner will go to general cub scouts funds. For each boy registered a dollar is paid by the troop. Each boy receives a subscription of Boy’s Life Magazine. Other expenditures go for Scout work activities. The Dinner will be served at the Legion Hall. Tickets can be obtained from scouts or at the door.
Two Girls Picked to Attend Girls State
Diana Miller daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John Miller and Merle Brandau, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Henry Brandau have been chosen to attend the 17 Annual Syringa Girls State at the College of Idaho Campus. June 2-8, it has been announced by Mildred Heyer, girls state chairman of the American Legion Auxiliary. Alternates named were Trudy Rowen, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. L.D. Rowen and Susan Hoagland, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Hoagland.
The girls chosen on the basis of leadership, character, courage, honesty, scholarship, cooperativeness and physical fitness. Other organizations sponsoring the girls are the Rebekah Lodge, Royal Neighbors and Walter Butte Grange.