Calvin Banta (Rufe Bolts) was always supportive of the local school.
The Caddo Herald
March 25, 1938
Liberty Hill News
We had an interesting lesson in our Sunday School last Sunday and we had preaching by Mrs. Hamilton. We enjoyed her fine sermon and wish there had been more to hear her.
There are two more cases of measles in the teacher’s home and might cost us another week of school.
W.O. Springer of Hendrix visited J. L. Springer Sunday.
Paul Spraggins was over to see us last Sunday week. We are always glad to see Paul and Pearl for they are among our closest friends.
Just a few days now until our school election. If you are interested in our school or community in any way, please come out and help us. We feel like this year will decide the future of our school. Will our boys and girls have to quit school when they complete the eighth grade or will they be permitted to go higher? It seems a small matter at first thought, but it might prove to be a great matter to some of our children. Then again, it is manifestly unfair to shut the door to our boys simply because their parents are poor. Some of our greatest men had poor parents. Our intention is to try to open the school door to any 9th graders that want to continue their education and if there is not enough for a class Rufe Bolts will pay for their examination out of his own pocket. We want to take that matter up in our school meeting. Please think twice before voting our boys out of school. Liberty has the money if properly handled to maintain a 3-teacher school without increasing our taxes. Still two teachers could handle the school if only they would take on the 9th grade class and that without adding one penny to the cost of the school. Come prepared to discuss this matter with me. Rufe Bolts