Feeding will Start September 6

By The Associated Press

Seventeen South Carolina high and junior high schools will be included in the opening statewide teaching of subjects by television next month.

This was announced by General Manger Lynn Kalmbach of the South Carolina Education Television Commission Program.

“We expect to begin feeding four daily instructional programs to 17 schools” on Sept. 6, Kalmbach reported.

A basic eight-city network proposed when the commission was created by the recent General Assembly could not be completed for this school year, Kalmbach explained, because of the substantial problems of getting in coaxial cables and microwave transmitters.

He paid tribute to technicians, engineers and firms who, he said “cooperated in a seven-week miracle of accomplishment” to get they system as widespread as it is.

In addition to the school television network, Kalmbach said WNOK-TV at Columbia and WUSN-TV in CHarleston will carry elementary algebra and South Carolina history courses, Monday through Fridays, from 9 to 10 a.m., and some 35 additional schools are planning to use these telecast in the schoolroom.

Kalmbach urged the public to watch the telecast and see how teaching by television is done.

The program began experimentally three years ago at Dreher High School in Columbia, was extended to other Columbia schools, and now is moving statewide.

The schools that will participate in the direct school network are five in the Columbia system, Brookland-Cayce, Swansea, Blackville, Barnwell, Allendale-Fairfax, Chicora at Charleston, Blaney, a Sumter junior high, Southside High at Florence, Mid-Carolina (between Prosperity and Little Mountain), Clinton, and Camden.

August 23, 1960  State (published as The State)  
Columbia, South Carolina
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