The print shop was a very
important part of the Chilocco campus. This is where the weekly school
newspaper called The Indian School Journal was printed. The school annual
was set up on the presses for the Seniors. There were other individual jobs
also. Printing of flyers and whatever might be needed for the population of
what is sometimes called a small town.
Home Economics was my
vocational trade but I was assigned to the Journalism teacher for my work
detail. We worked for one half a day on a detail and went to academic
schooling for one half day. Time was divided between our trade and this work
detail. I can't remember if I had three days detail and two for trades, one
half a day, or visa versa. Anyway I was involved very much with the weekly
newspaper and the annual. Everything the journalism teacher, Mrs. Hayman
did, was as if we were working on a regular newspaper. Once the Arkansas
City Traveler Newspaper picked up one of my stories. From there it went to
the Associated Press. That was a thrill. The story told about a bulldozer
turning over while they were working in the dry lake bed.
Mr. Virgil England was the
teacher at the print shop. He was a strong leader and a wonderful teacher.
The boys who left his shop were able to work anywhere they chose.
From my collection of 1954-55
school papers are these stories about the print shop.
INSTRUCTOR GOES TO PRINTING
Sunday, August 22, Mr. Virgil
England, instructor of printing went to Lawrence, Kansas for a five-day
printers' conference at Haskell Institute. He was accompanied by his son,
Leon. Mar. Wayne T. Pratt, Acting Chief Branch of Education, from
Washington, D.C., was in charge of the conference.
Two other schools besides
Chilocco and the host school, Haskell, were represented at the
conference-Sherman Institute, at Riverside, California, and Phoenix Indian
School, Phoenix, Arizona.
The main topic discussed were
offset printing, plate making and negatives, as well as the publication of
all Indian Service books and pamphlets.
PRINT SHOP NEWS
Mr. Virgil England, print
shop instructor, has assigned a group of students to handle the make-up,
linotype, presses, and circulation in preparing for the print of The Indian
Operating the linotypes are
Vernon Harjo, Anthony Lee, Jimmie Brown, and Curtis Lieb. Handling the
make-up, Jack Foster, Jerome Vilson, Martin Beaver, and Vernon Harjo. The
operation of the presses will be handled by Phillip Matthews, Von Hudson,
Tommy Damon and Jack Foster.
Assigned to the circulation
of the Journal are Martin Beaver and Jerome Vilson.
TYPE TUSSLERS ELECT OFFICERS
The Type Tusslers Club held a
meeting Wednesday, September 15, to elect officers for the coming year, with
Jimmy Terrel acting as temporary chairman, Officers elected were: Jack
Foster, president; Martin Beaver, vice president; Vernon Harjo, secretary;
Jimmy Terrell, sergeant-at-arms.
Possibilities of taking field
trips were discussed in the meeting. Mr. Virgil G. England is the sponsor.
PRINT SHOP NEWS
The print shop had as
visitors Mr. England's mother, Mrs. Sallie England of Grove, Mr. and Mrs.
Walter A Jarnagin, and Mrs. Nettie Browning also of Grove. Mr. England is
the printing instructor. Programs for the Homecoming game were printed by
the Senior printers.
And I'll make this the last
one. My name is mentioned and I must tell you I cannot remember a single
thing about this.
PRINTERS AND JOURNALISM
STUDENTS PRESENT PROGRAM FOR FRIDAY ASSEMBLY
The students of the
journalism class and the Print Shop gave a program in the Haworth Hall
Auditorium Friday, November 5, at 7:45 a.m. Purpose of the program was to
show something of the work that goes into the preparation and printing of
the school paper, the INDIAN SCHOOL JOURNAL.
Narrator For the journalism
scenes was Vernon Harjo, who made the introduction. First on the program was
the journalism classroom scene on Monday morning, with the students getting
ready for the week's work. Galedia Adair impersonated Mrs. Vivian Hayman,
Students were seen going out on their beats, to collect news from every
“How to Interview” was
demonstrated by Dorothy Shields as she interviewed Donna Jones.
The scene following the
interview showed all students returning to the classroom and typing their
stories, preparing them for printing. Posters showing t he copy reader'
marks and the proof readers' marks were displayed by Maxine Dunaway and
Donna Jones then read her
Society Column. It was a humorous story of a wedding. Onita Klinekole made a
report on suggested substitutes for the “Gossip Column” frown upon by
“How to Take a Gallery Proof
was demonstrated by Marshall Colbert and an explanation of the page proof
was then demonstrated in a print shop scene. The narrator was Curtis Lieb, a
full time printing student. The shop scene also showed the linotype keyboard
being operated by student operator, Dennis James; use of the proof-press,
and demonstration of hand composition by Tommy Damon. Curtis emphasized the
need for cooperation in the gathering of news and the printing of it. The
printing instructor is Mr. Virgil England. His assistants are Mrs. Iva
England and Mr. Adam Thompson.
After the various scenes were
shown the Journal staff member were introduced: student editor-in-chief,
Vernon Harjo; assistant editor, Jack Foster; sports editor Phillip Matthews,
society editor, Donna Jones; boys' club editor, Von Hudson; girls' club
editor, Georgianna Downing.
All students who participated
in the program are either in journalism class or in printing. Senior boys
are in both.
To dismiss the assembly, Mr.
Jack McCarty, department head of academics introduced Mrs. Hayman and Mr.