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J. E. Lockhart, F. F. A. Adviser of Hico Chapter



Bottom Row: (left to right): C. G. Masterson, Superintendent of Schools; Joe Powers, Dalton Bullard, Harold Russell, Clifford Herring, Robert Anderson, O. D. Belcher, C. A. Giesecke, Sam Abel, Clifford Early, J. E. Lockhart.


Center Row: Meredith Woods, Billie Collier, Winfred Houston, Derwood Polk, Grady Brown, Harry Hodnett, Bill Nix and Dan Holladay.


Top Row: R. J. Hodnott, Herman Leach, Johnnie Elkins, W. H. Brown, Jack Hollis, Louis Abel, A. D. Land, Garland Higginbotham and Harold Russell.




Value of F. F. A. Course Explained.


During 1934-1935 I had my first experience with Vocational Agriculture as a subject to be taught in school. I had long felt that this and other vocational subjects should be added to the course of study so that there might be closer contact between community life and school work.


Vocational Agriculture has in a large measure linked the background of many boys with the work they are doing in school and makes them feel as thought school work is now more worthwhile. This is especially important because many vocational problems of boys such as terracing of fields, beef and hog production, and improvement of poultry flocks are being attacked in an intelligent and systematic way and naturally results are being seen.


Since a boy may learn to terrace land as result of attending V. A. classes, he becomes interested in the possibility of solving other farm problems.


Another valuable phase of V. A. work consists of emphasis on the doing of the work by the student himself. He learns by experience. In other words he develops his own talent.


Finally students learn higher standards of living that may be attained on the farm with what they have at hand by improving land, livestock, and feed crops. They learn higher ideals of farm life and thereby adjust themselves better to their immediate surroundings which after all is the object of education.


C G. Masterson





The Hico High School Chapter of the Future Farmers of America is to be congratulated on its splendid record as a second-year chapter.


These Future Farmers are working, they are earning while they learn. They are keeping records on their projects, so they may understand the reason for their successes and failures and have a basis for their next year’s supervised practice program.


In their Future Farmer Chapter they are learning to work together for the common good of the group. They are accepting the responsibility for doing things they as a chapter may undertake. They are developing initiative and working to a definite goal.


Their influence and training will bind together Hico and its trade territory into one economic and social unit and community.


A. J. Sprangler

Adviser Area IV.

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W. F. BILLINGSLEA, Publisher



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