25 Years ago
Oct. 1, 1987
By CHRIS DALEY
Trustees of the El Dorado Union High School District voted unanimously Monday to approve the selection of David Murphy as the district’s new superintendent. Pending agreement on a contract package, Murphy is expected to take over the five-school, 3,820-student high school district high school district in early November.
Murphy, principal of Davis Senior High School, was selected from a field of more that 100 applicants for the position vacated in June by Herb Hemington. Hemington held the post for 11 years before accepting the superintendent’s position in Calaveras County.
According to a prepared statement issued by EDUHSD board president Dolores Garcia, Murphy, 40, has been a teacher since 1970, beginning in Torrance and serving in schools in Palo Alto, Alameda and Oakland before moving to Davis…
Murphy, who is active in the Association of California School Administrators, also is chairman of the state Committee for Secondary School Administrators…
“His enthusiasm, his real interest in the district and in improving programs was what made Mr. Murphy stand out,” Garcia told the Mountain democrat…
60 Years ago
Oct. 2, 1952
A full-time bailiff is to be added to the force of Sheriff Rowland Morris in the near future, allowing for assignment of the officer as a permanent attache of the Superior Court.
Under present conditions, Morris told the board of supervisors Monday in seeking the new functionary, he assigns one of his deputies to the court while it is in session. this sometimes leaves his force short of manpower for other functions.
The board approved the addition on a trial basis from October 1 to December 31. Morris has not yet said who is to be hired.
He was also given approval to retain for another month two temporary deputies at Lake Tahoe.
120 Years ago
Oct. 1, 1892
Mrs. A. S. De Yoe’s class on elocution has so largely increased in number that the lady has been compelled to secure the Opera House for the convenience of her afternoon and evening class. The class is composed of forty pupils; besides, Mrs. De Yoe has many private scholars and they are all improving wonderfully and are delighted with the system of Gesture, Pantomime, Analysis and Presentation.
It is true that nothing shows more clearly the advance made in “Speech Art” than the term used when we speak of it in these modern days. The term “Elocution” has given way to the complex term “Expression,” and this, in strict accord with the ever operative law of evolution (which is always progression), is from simplicity towards complexity.
So, from the training of the voice with a crude technique of Gesture, the modern teacher trains the whole body as the instrument of the soul, along with the three lines of Voice, Pantomime and Speech, and so the presentation of our literature from the reader’s desk, or from the platform, as monologue recital, has become an attractive feature…