Oct 29, 1926 Prof. James Hill welcomes teachers
,i. STUTE COLORED HERE IN L V More Than Three Hundred Visitors Registered Yesterday. The thirty-fifth annual m-ecting of the Wost Virginia State Colored Teachers' association began Its three-day session here yesterday morning at the Genoa avenue high school auditorium. More than 300 tea^heirs, representing every sec- I tlon of the state, are already in attendance, and more are expected today and tomorrow. The opening session was presld- ed over by J. Rupert Jefferson, of Parkersburg, president. Ilrayer was offered by Prof. P. A. Golnes, secretary of the Y.' M. C. A. The welcome was presented by Principal Principal James L. Hill, Bluefleld. The •peaker extolled tho virtues ot the magic, it .had grown to its present striking importance. Its beautiful homes and hospitable citizens would lend their beet efforts toward toward the comfortable and pleasing entertainment of tho visitors, the speaker declared. A most cordlaj welcome was ox- tended tho association and the freedom of tho city was offered. In historic setting, and point of fulsome felicitation, tho address was commended on every hand as masterly. Response was made by S. H.'Guss, of the institute. lie responded in behalf of tho association. association. Music was furnished by the Genoa Glee club. The afternoon was engaged in , sectional meetings. For the rural department, Mrs. E. V. Ellis. Oak Hill, presided. The subject, "Flaws • x in Our Rural School System, aod Their- 'Remedy," was splendidly discussed by Miss Catherine Booker, Booker, o£ Hinton, and was followed by Professors Banks and Ferguson. For high school department. Principal Principal E. W. Barrier, Kimball, presided. presided. "Effective Methods o£ Teaching Teaching English in Secondary Schools," •was opened by Miss Mary L. Strong, Institute, and clearly defined. defined. Her contribution was enlightening. enlightening. General discussion followed. followed. ' . • In the home economics department, department, Mrs. Charlotte Campbell Ellis, Bluefiold Institute, presided. "Girls' Relation and Responsibility „ 'to the Family," was discussed by Mrs. Lucille Palmer. Genoa high, and followed by general discussion. discussion. Music department was conducted conducted by Miss Truxle Warren, Bluefleld Institute, who led in the introductory talk after which a general discussion was engaged. In the athletic department, Prof. Harry R. Jefferson, Bluefield institute, institute, had charge. The subject of interest wa.s "Considerations lor Selecting a Basketball Squad." The night sessions were held at the city auditorium at which time the president, J. Rupert Jeffereon, of Parkersburg, delivered his annual address and A. C. AVatson, Ph. D., Marietta college, spoke- on the "Restatement-of the Goal of Education Education " The' association membership ie 870 and President Jefferson says that 72 per cent of the. enrollment will be in attendance. Thus far the following counties are represented: represented: Harrison, Marion, Monon- ealia ~~Wood, Maeon, Kanawha, Raleigh, Raleigh, Fayette. Cabell. Mlngo. McDowell McDowell and Mercer, Fridays session session will be conducted at Bluefield Bluefield institute. Sightseeing o£ the city for the visiting teachers is planned for Saturday from 1 p. m. to 3 p. m. and all who will contribute the service Of their cars for that purpose purpose are requested to telephone Principal James L. Hill.