SEGMENT: NON-FARM WORK

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SEGMENT: NON-FARM WORK,

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NON-FARM WORK
Administrators were enthusiastic about consolidating the West Point school with Unit 27, but Mrs. Brasel was not. Children would be educated in the town. Unit 27 teachers would have plastering done to prepare for students, and spend their own money. Mrs. Brasel insisted on having not enough money to give. Mrs. Brasel and her children acted as janitor and received remuneration for driving children to school. Some teachers went to schools in town after consolidation. Stayed 20 yrs teaching at West Point until she broke her hip. Class size was between 10-12. Eventually agreed that moving students to the town was a good thing. Directors were very kind. Taught three generations of one director's family.