National defense training begins even at home. The course, one of the three offered in Augusta County schools, was a national defense project in metal work, including acetylene welding, pipe fitting, and hot and cold metal work.
The class which met for eight weeks, fifteen hours per week, was taught by Millard Springer of the Wayne Manufacturing Corporation of Waynesboro, under the supervision of John S. Hill, Agricultural Instructor, in whose shop the class was held.
During the class periods showers for the school were installed and playground equipment was assembled and set up.
Hersie WilsonHall HangerMarvin MahlerAllen Koontz
Robert Hartman Leroy Almarode Bill Bradley Frank Kesterson
Bill Harper John Hill Charles Hall Maynard Hockman
Haskell Coyner Arthur Cash Lewis Harper Harry Campbell
Don Forbes Billy BrownMilford Hartman
Early Pictures of Stuart Draft
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The following have provided the pictures below - Gene Kane, Pat & Jay Weaver
Randall Kiser, Tinker Kiser, Jack Blacka Steve Tillman and Randal Almarode