This Week in History
Forty-fourth year of CSC votes in fourth president – Oct. 23, 1954 – Barton L. Kline was inaugurated as CSC’s fourth president. Kline is following Joseph Sparks, 1911 – 1916; Robert I. Elliott, 1916 – 1940; and Wiley G. Brooks, 1944 – 1954. When arriving at Chadron, Sparks was in command of the teachers under the Nebraska Uniform Certification Law and stayed until 1911 where he became in charge of the Chadron State Normal School. Before becoming the second president of the school, Elliott was a superintendent of schools in Chadron in 1906 – 07 and in Broken Bow schools from 1907 -10. Brooks was the superintendent at schools in Nebraska City, York, and Burlington, Iowa.
Four international students register at CSC – Oct. 24, 1960 – Gabriel Ukporo from Nigeria, West Africa; Athanas Okoitie from Kenya, East Africa; and Rafael Fonoti and Semi Lemalu from Pago Pago, American Samona, were accepted to CSC. Before coming to the U.S., Ukporo taught school in Nigeria. He wanted to go back to Nigeria to teach English, Biology, and History. Lemalu and Fonoti planned to return to Pago Pago to teach after getting their degrees in Elementary Education. Okoiti wanted to achieve a degree in Economics and Political Science in order to make the government for his native land better.
Naval commander visits CSC – Oct. 22, 1971 – Commander K.D. Iain Murray is planned to speak at CSC on Nov. 2. as the featured speaker. He will be discussing the migration of the Indians of Asia to the Americas. Murray is an author, lecturer, naval historian, and explorer. He fought in World War I as a fighter pilot and in World War II as a ship’s master. While enlisted in both the Canadian and British navies, he rose to the rank of commander and was awarded for his efforts by several countries.