Government Program Benefits Schools in 1936


Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 10/22/1936.

WPA Repairs School Houses

There has been completed in Calhoun County, West Virginia, a project that has brought comfort, happiness, and safety, not only to a large number of school children, but to the parents of these children and the adults who use the many county school buildings for meetings and social gatherings.  Every school district has been benefited through the repairing and improving of the schools of Calhoun by the Works Progress Administration.

One can readily imagine the surprise on the happy faces of the school children in Calhoun county, at the opening of school in September, 1936.  Their school houses, large and small alike, have been repaired, remodeled and sanitary and safe improvements added for their convenience.

The value of this project to the citizens of Calhoun county is far more reaching than just the comfort and safety of the school children.  These buildings are also used for neighborhood meetings, social functions, as well as for adult education classes and lectured delivered by the county agricultural agent.  The completion of the improvement means that, during the coming winter, those meetings and classes will be held in a new atmosphere; an environments of stimulated enthusiasm, increased efficiency, and better entertainment.

This is another instance in the program of the Works Progress Administration where the citizens of the county have been indirectly benefited with improvements they can see and enjoy and, whereby, the needy unemployed from the relief rolls have been given jobs and a guarantee of security for their families.