|Paper||Millard County Chronicle|
|Rights||No Copyright - United States (NoC-US)|
|Publisher||Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah|
|Article Title||The New Millard Stake Academy|
|Paper||Millard County Chronicle|
THE NEW MILLARD STAKE ACADEMY ?, it History of the Inception and Completion of this Institution-Faculty and bb Course of Study-Present Condition and Future Prospects peels for development. A now bulldlmc for lis first year. and one hundred and sixty students. ihohI of whom are dolus do-lus high school work. A conservative estimate for next t t-r in would place tho number of students at two hundred. Thin means greater appropriations, niori' ciiiiipli'it equipment for laboratory labora-tory work in biology. chemistry, phy-slt's, phy-slt's, domestic science, rtomoHt ic art, and wood work. Iron work will likely Ik- uddi'd next year, aim) work In agriculture ag-riculture and commerce. The addition of the 1 1 til rt tt year to tho various high school courses In alreidy completed. More shade trees will lie planted. A gravel driveway and sidewalk up Io the front entrance, the opening of four streets with the Academy campus at their Intersection, lawns and shrubbery shrub-bery are all within the ran git of pos-slhiltlcs pos-slhiltlcs tor next season. Complete equipment for the gymnasium will lu placeil In position. Hans have already lieen discussed hy the athletic manager man-ager lor the laying out of the athletic grounds, making provision for the ilia moiid, rare Hack, ha.kct hall, and perhaps tenuis court Mure new homes will he limit ill Hinckley this coming summer to provide lor the Ktudeiits. Many lamilies will move here and make permanent residence In Hinckley hecause of I lie academy. Kvei ) thing looks lavorablo and we believe all these things can he made a reality tin' coining year. This county Is going to forge io the front, as It has the greatest agricultural possibilities of any county in I he mate. from President Smith to arrange for the location of the academy. It wiu decided to accept the vote of the local priesthood us decisive In the matter ('resident Lyman and his assoclatef met with ('resident Hinckley, am councellors, members of the 1 1 1 k 1: Council, members of the bishopric from all the wards of the stake ant by the vote of this body of men It win decided to locate the school at 1 1 luck ley. Then followed a very vigorous cam paign for the raising of funds for th erection of the building. Allotment! were made to the various wards am as a general rule contributions fol lowed Immediately. The foundation o gray sand stone was put In the earl; autumn upon a tract of !t'2 acres o laud donated by .1 lines S. ltlake am his brother Joseph W. Wake at the in lerscction of lour streets in the ver; In-art of the town of Hinckley. In tin early spring and summer id' I'.HU tin brick work was finished and the loo pui on. An increased force of work man were used so as to complete th work lor the proposed opening of tin school in September K'.th. Lewis K. Moench was engaged a I'rlncipil and he proceeded at once I . iigag- an efficient corps of teacher The largo enrollment during this first i year and tho success of the school thus I far Is duo In a great measure to un-. un-. tiring efforts before the school opened N i its doors and since that time. He loves ' I the students and his work, also in-i in-i spires all with that same spirit. There i have been difficulties to overcome, but I students and teachers alike are work- ( i ing in common, for the advancement of the Institution. - Space will not permit us to go Into detail in the matter of the qtiulillca- Hons and experience of the various i members of the faculty; they prefer 1 that the work of the school, the in-- in-- Bplration that they give to the stu-f stu-f dents to make the world better for f their having lived, will be reward I enough for them, l'rof. Moench has I an able corps of teachers. They arc i men and women of experience and v scholars h p. well qualiliod for their t- respective positions. We do not know r d a school anywhere that has a great-it great-it er spirit of unity. Lvery member of the ; faculty endeavors to the utmost of his e ability to put in practice the principles i- of truth and honesty that they teach the students in their classes In Iheo- s logy, h is the aim of the school, In o common with all the church schools, i. to develop men and women of char- History. The Millard Stake Academy, located in Fillmore some twenty-five years ago, was the llrst blanch ucadeiny established es-tablished by the church at the speclul solicitation of President Ira N. Hinckley Hinck-ley or the Millard Stake. At that time I r. Karl (J. Maeser was at JJe head of the church school work, having founded the llrlgham Young university. univer-sity. One of his first graduate students stu-dents and perhaps the most brilliant young mun of the class, was Mr. Alma Cireenwood, and It was at the recommendation recom-mendation of lr. Maeser, who opened I he doors for the first time of the Mil lard Slake Academy. Assisting him at thai time was Miss Alexie Curtis, lie was succeeded by Miss Alice Merrill, Mer-rill, who later became Mrs. Alice Merrill Home of Salt Lake City. Kducationally. Millard Make has long taken a prominent place, having had as many as 4u teachers actively engaged at the same time and more than Kit) students in one year lrom the Stake have been In attendance at ':-.. ,-X, villi - I ... . ,.'. - i, . ' V--. '':. - ' ' - ;V - : y MILLARD STAKE ACADEMY. 6. A Iknnestle Arts course, which ti as un its miln feaiures, plain and c; ncy sewing of all kinds and dress p taking. u 6. Hoinestlc Science Course, em- ll racing cooking In all Its varied li ranches. In Musical Department. " Music plays an Important put, not nly In the school, but In every day fe. The man or woman who Is gifted (j s singer or as a player upon some ( nstrumenl can give pleasure and sh ( ice to themselves as well us others, j 'o social gathering Is a success with-lit with-lit music. The L. I. S Church ( chools are placing a musical training lithln the reach of all who have talent n this line and there are lew young ieople who have no ability. vb. ( 1 i V "v f -. " - ' t I. 1 C.eorge O. Nye, Manual Training. ' Vocal Music, Hand. j The Academy offers free training ill ' the brass band, the choir, sight singing classes, and orchestra. At a very nominal fee, lessons are given in voice culture, piano and organ. The choir numbers fifty voices, and is doing ex relleiit work under the leadership of (leo. (). Nye. An orchestra of eight pieces has been organized recently. They are now able to play foi Academy dances and other entertainments. The brass band has twenty Instruments. Most of the members of the baud could not blow a note a few weeks ago, but they are progressing rapidly with tin' various scab's. The students are given use of these Instruments and also the Instruction free of charge. Miss Horn Henry, an accomplish" d pianist is doing excellent work in her line. Students nre taking advantage advant-age of this opportunity and have al ready demonstrated in a public way the value of their Instrumental train Ing. Industrial Education. The vital question of today Is not so much "what do you know?" us, 'what can you do?" iv'bK lln technical knowledge the modern school trains Its pupils to work with their hands and actually construct artlc'8 of real practic.il worth. Tho Millard Stake Academy Is advancing ad-vancing along these practical lines. Courses are being given In art needlework, needle-work, dressmaking, plain sewing, cookery cook-ery and rarpeutery. The value of such courses of study can scarcely be overestimated. over-estimated. In art needle work students stu-dents (earn to make all kinds of fancy stitches and finish art 1st ie centerpieces, center-pieces, used for the beautllying of the home. Ornate nrtlcles of clothing are v - - - ',. , - ! . b i .... k S 'V Miss Hora Henry. I'laiio and Organ. Or-gan. also completed. In dressm iking, stu-j stu-j ilefts learn to draft patterns r various i kinds and to "cut" mid "lit." and put : together different gar Ms necessary or the clothing of the body. They me taught principles of home decoration as well as the harmony and combin i Hon of colors. They learn to illstin gulsh between various lalnlcs and fin able to designate the value and um of materials commonly u-a d. I Scientific cookery Implbs a knowl i edge of the com and nutritive va'u of food materials; their compositiot and digestibility, and the proportiot of the different principles neressan lor perfect nourishment, and of th way In which this proportion should t ; varied to suit the needs of the child; 'of the aged, of the laborer or of tin student. An understanding of tin I principles Involved in the preparatloi of food Is demanded, as well as pr i j Hen In marketing and the can- o f " Kill. j Carpentry or manual training a - 'taught In the academy offers excelled .opportunity to young men who desin , ' beeonif doer as well as thinker" The knowledge and k'H e lined In tin course g of lasting benefit The sin dent learn the use of all too!-i en; plnved by the carpenter arid makes u-. of them In contriictlng various piece uf wood woik He not only acqu're well disciplined mini, but a '' ki'led hand This yeir M only the l.ecinr.itig the (treat hltory f this noble instlti 'non. In the very near fufurt we hop to Introduce more art snd trad" urh as aerlrul'iire. animal hnitiantr: , maonry. forglre and Idarnsinl'hlng . ' Student Bod Activities. ' "Wr learn by doing." Is an old lii ue saying, and this doctrine of appll-it appll-it Ion Is being more extensively milled mi-lled In modern educitlon than for lerly. "Student activities" form an iiportant element In the high school le of the boy and the girl today. It required of the citizen w ho senses ie true meaning ot citizenship that he lould know how to conduct a pub-c pub-c meeting In u manner that will be is'ematlc and economize time. This alnlng he receives In the "student udy meetings," and class organlza-ons. organlza-ons. The Millard Stake Academy as not overlooked the value of these rganlzatlons, ami lias encouraged Hem to stand before an audience ml present in a logical manner, the 1'iisons for or again any proposition 'his Is a great aid to a man in erfoitiiing Ins part in civic life, heating he-ating gives this valuable training A ebatilig society has been organised ml questions of public Interest are isciissetl. They are also Interested In lieatritals mid have recently pre entcd the interesting play "l!io Iraniie." Two hundreds dollars worth r new scenery has been purchased ecclltly ami placed III position. A dramatic association has bet n armed under the direction of Inst rue or It. W. I'.latk. Oilier plays will be resented later 111 the season. The gymnasium Is now completed xcept some little painting. It has an xcellellt maple lloor which lias been craped and sand papered, and Is said 0 be the best lloor 111 the Millard tlake. Here the basket ball teams uive played during the winter months considerable part of the athletic link Is In the hands of the students, lirectetl by their athletic manager, tegular classes In physic il culture till be given In the gymnasium by one if the Instructors. The management of the dances Mid 'ntertalnnielits as much as possible Is liven over to Hie students by the ap lolntnient of committees. In this way hey become self directing tn their nergies, ami participate In the discipline disci-pline of the school. y T ' ; ' ' k J Miss Florence Hillings, DomeslI Arts, Dressmaking, History. Advantages of Hinckley. The town of Hinckley has many n vantages as a home for students. W believe that no better place could b found in Hah for a church aci demy. There are fewer temptation Tor young people than In the large towns of the state. No saloons, pm halls, or other places of vice to attnu and keep them from their studies. 1 The town Is very healthful. Little o no sickness prevails among the sti i dents or people of the community. Th water supply is excellent. It Is ol tallied from artesian wells, and ha valu ible medicinal properties. Hoar can be obtained lit $ ! 'M per weel Many sliidenis reduce this cost by fen jug rooms either furnished or unlu iiUle d ami board themselves. In sue cases, i lie com amounts to little mot than 'i no per week. Kvei I liing Is hein;: done by til good people of Hinckley to malt ihiiigs pleasant for the students. W are iiilormed that no serious con plaint has reached the faculty In r gird to the behavior of the student and thai the people speak highly i the students. The climate Is mil The snow does not lay long al sn time ami soon dries up. It is the intention of Hie Faculty i visit the students frequently and si how they manage affairs, espeei il where they are hoarding tlienisclve and give them advice In regard ! proper cooking, ventilation, heatlr of their rooms, and other matters p taining to their wellare. The sod I life or the student" Is taken c ire of I 'entertainments, dances, conceits ai plays, provision will also lie iii.o In another year at least to secure g.n lecturers. Taking all things into co r ' " - - I i. -4 ' - v ;i I ; Mrs Avery C. Wo.vdrufT. Iw.m tic Science, physical Cull lire. i. 1 slilern'mn the jouiig people of t e ! Miiiard S'ake can afford to be loyal t, their o n academy . j Future Protpecta. This Institution has a splendid i Hire. No school In the I. I. S. Chu it 1 school system started with tetter pi " I other achoola. With this condition In ' tifind In April. 1908. Principal 'J. K. ,JIickman of the Murdock Academy, Invited Millard Stake to Join with four other southern wiah Stakes In the formation of the Murdock Academy High School district. Until this timo tho opportunity had never presented pre-sented Itself for the re-establishment of an academy in our ow n stake. How-' How-' ever, President A. A. Hinckley declined to Join the proposed union. The following fol-lowing August President Joseph !'. Smith, Anthoii II. Lund and I'rancis M. Lyman visited the Miiiard '4'nhe, the occasion being the dedication of tho stake tabernacle at Fillmore. To lisletiing ears the cherished do sires of tho Stake Presidency were expressed ex-pressed ninl the matter was of:iciall. presented to President Smith uud n:-Hoclates n:-Hoclates Mid was referred by them to the Church Hoard of Ktlucat ion with the result thai favorable nelion was taken. Arthur Winter notified President Presi-dent Hinckley that Millard Stake had been uwaidi'd a school provided the stake would build Mid equip a suit- ' able building f- the sa The priesthood of the stake was called together at various times for tho consideration of the proposition and they decided to avail themselves of the privilege, ami steps were t il.eri for the erection of a building. An architect was employed, plans were drawn, presented to the getietal board, ami after being accepted the question of the location of the school was the all absorbing topic for some lime. Iloldeii. Fillmore, and Hinckley were each aspiring to have the school built in their respective towns. At the stake quarterly conference i , . y i a '- - -; " , 'r , l - i i t if .- it . ' . i ' y - ' I . ' If -. Is I 6 I John I S"'irs. P.. A. Math-i Math-i niarics. Physics. History. I held tn Iti-siTui in August in P"i President Francis M- Lyman togethei with Apostle Anthony W. lvlns an- IFma. H H CummlngH were In attend e Thei-' brethem bid Instruction: a i A prospectus was published and ar- a (alignment were made lor the open- p Ing of the school. A When completed Millard Stake will tl have a building costing $:i2.r.O0. The tl general sentiment of all educators af- b ter visiting the academy Is that no Ii building In the church Is better arranged ar-ranged and designed for school purposes. pur-poses. Supt. Cumtnings is quoted as ,j saying that no other building In the , church costing less than tn,niiu can t compare with It for perfect arrange- 8 nietit. From present indications, the u house will be fiirlshed and tree from debt so that it can be dedicated early y in the spring. I s i: ;. t . ; ".- v r ' j,-!-- - t i :V ' . i ' r.. ,. '; ' " i ' -v? i ! i ( ; V 1 J ' ''I I L. F. Moenoli. I). II., Principal, Theology, Psychology, Lnglish. The doors and windows were delayed de-layed In transportation so that It be- came necessary to open school Sept. Lliii In the public school building. At the opening, representatives from all the wards were present together with the faculty and Stake presidency. 1'pon roll call of students at the opening open-ing day it was loutid that N:i were present. This number grew until on I lee. 1st. t here w ere onrolled L"6 students. Hinckley has show n wonderful wonder-ful hospitality; people opened their homes on every hand to accommodate the students and have also paid the greater part of their allotment of 10,-tiuo 10,-tiuo be:iiib'S the donation of the land. Out or th" lt'.u students now in the at'idciiiy only 21 are not of high school grade. Tin- other P.H are doing excellent excel-lent work In tbe first, second and third yer. A spirit of genital stalsfnotion l v ii' T'ie oe'e c' Millard St ike especially especial-ly Pres. dent Ii m k!ey. are wotthy of congratulation lor they have provided wiihiti their midst a power for good that lii'i'l always endure. And though 1 it has been a trial for some to make ! t!i net essary sin rifices s'ill we nnyi I a'l r st with the asmrarice that every! I d .1! ir sp. ni in an Institution of thi j . i kind brings back ten fold In Improving : the stake snd the community socially. jmoially and physically. ; i, ! Faculty. r ) The people of the Mill ird Stake are j d j 1'ittunate In having Prof. L. F. M ni !i i I ' ,-t the head of the sebiml. lie Is a man j s of wide experience and scholarship. cter. The students, patrons and the eoplo generally of the Millard Stake icadeiuy appreciate the labors of ties Instructors, and realize that ney huve a desire to encourage and eneflt those that come under their istructlon. Courses of Study. In order to meet the needs of the stu-ents stu-ents In this educational district, the kcademy found it necessary to give uree years work In the various high chool courses. While a large number ire llrst year students, there are ninny ithers who have had a year or two ear's work at other schools. Helng oyal to the home Academy, I hey de-iired de-iired to come if studies inuld be oh-allied oh-allied that they desired. Although ituited in number, the faculty decided o do all in their power, to have the nstttution meet the needs of the young ieople or Ihe district, both In regard 0 the subject of culture and Industrial ilucatlon, so the pillowing were of-ered of-ered this year: 1. A Preparatory Course, designed or students over Hi ye ns of age. and ivho, through utilorliinate cilctim .tames have not been able to finish he grade work. The Academy has no lesire to enter the Held of the district ichools, but there are many young men and some young women who need nich an opportunity as this to make 1 start in school again. They are too ild or feel to old to enter the district school and take up the work then'. The Academy is especially anxious to extend a helping hand to these stu louts. 2. A High School Course, embrac Ing all those subjects which are usual ly given as preparatory studies for college work. The Academy expects to add the fourth year next year to all courses above the preparatory department. de-partment. :!, A Normal Course, planned for those students win) desire to quality themselves for teaching. There will always be a great demand for qualified teachers. 4. A course in Mechanic Arts, em bracing carpentry, mechanical drawing, draw-ing, and next year metal work will be added. Students In this course get the work In L'nglish. History, and oilier oili-er Important studies. I . II L... II I I I 1,1 x ..... V e-'lr.; . w ... "'v. Itenjamln W. PUck. Physiology Zoo'ogy. Physical Geography.