Education: Mrs. Evans Solves a Problem

Like most U.S. schools last week, the high school at Warden, Wash, was understaffed. Its faculty had, in fact, been halved. The half that was left was Mrs. Jeannette Swain Evans. She was teaching English, history, mathematics, biology, music, handicrafts and bookkeeping. It was the epitome of the wartime teacher-shortage problem (TIME, March 29).

Warden is only a wheatfield flag stop on the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific, and its four-room brick-front school has only 13 high-school pupils. But the 13 would be plenty and the subjects too many if brisk Mrs....

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