HICO MEMBERS OF F.F.A. CHAPTER, 1936
E. Lockhart, F. F. A. Adviser of Hico Chapter
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.
Row: Meredith Woods, Billie Collier, Winfred Houston, Derwood Polk, Grady
Brown, Harry Hodnett, Bill Nix and Dan Holladay.
Row: R. J. Hodnott, Herman Leach, Johnnie Elkins, W. H. Brown, Jack
Hollis, Louis Abel, A. D. Land, Garland Higginbotham and Harold Russell.
of F. F. A. Course Explained.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
IV ADVISER COMMENDS
Hico High School Chapter of the Future Farmers of America is to be
congratulated on its splendid record as a second-year chapter.
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.
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.
influence and training will bind together Hico and its trade territory
into one economic and social unit and community.
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HAMILTON COUNTY SCHOOL ANNUAL
TEXAS CENTENNIAL EDITION
W. F. BILLINGSLEA, Publisher
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