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The Kansan
December 2, 1922

SCHOOL FOR MEXICAN CHILDREN IS ASSURED

ARGENTINE DISTRICT GROUPS WIN FOUR-YEAR FIGHT TO RELIEVE EMERSON

The Argentine district will have a separate grade school for Mexican children of that district, it was definitely decided at a meeting of representatives from three civic organizations last night.

That decision was reached following four years endeavor on the part of civic organizations of that district to have such a school erected. The move first was started in the fall of 1918 by the Parent-Teacher association of the Emerson school. It since has been taken up by the Argentine Activities association, which largely is responsible for obtaining the consent of the board of education to build the new school.

TO HAVE FOUR ROOMS

According to present plans, the school will be built on South Twenty-sixth street at the north end of the "horseshoe viaduct," which spans the Santa Fe tracks at the Argentine station. It is to be a one-story structure, and will contain four rooms.

According to J. L. Beggs, president of the board of education, the new school will be ready to receive classes some time during the first week in February, 1923. A clause calling for the completion of the building by that time will be written into the contract for its construction, Beggs said.

With the completion of the proposed school, about 150 Mexican children, the majority of whom are now attending at the Emerson school, will move into their new quarters. That transfer is expected to relieve congealed conditions in the Emerson school to a large extent.

TO LET CONTRACT MONDAY

At the monthly meeting of the board of education, scheduled for next Monday night, it is expected that the contract for the construction of the new school will be let, Beggs announced. Plans for the building now are being drawn by the school architect.

Those present at the meeting last night. Seventh street and Ann avenue, were Dr. D. E. Clopper, representing the Argentine Activities association; Beggs representing the board of education, and Mrs. William E. Bishop, Mrs. Hiatt and Mrs. Earl Davidson, representing the Parent-Teachers' association of the Emerson school.