Newspaper Article - Schinnerer proposes classes to train husbands!! 1937 and worth the read :)
Would Conduct Training School for Husbands (By tlip A.ssociated Prp.ss) Cleveland. Jan. 30.—Mark C. Schinnerer. director of adult education in Cleveland public schools, hoisted aloft today a warning light to keep marital barks off the shoals of disillusionment. He proposed at a meeting of the staff of Supt. Charles H. Lake, a course that would train for family life both prospective and confirmed husbands. It would teach them: How to drive nails without banging their fingers and causing an eruption of naughty words that might contribute to the delinquency of sundry miiiors about the house. What to do about the kitchen faucet when it persists in dripping, thereby running up the water bill and causing deliver>- of an oration on economy at the end of the month. How to help a helpmate wipe the dishes without splattering water on the floor or getting lint from the towel on the business suit—if any. . How to hang a door without hanging oneself and how to avoid electrocution while repairing the wire on the electric iron. "It seems to me," Schinnerer said, 'ithat the schools- have fallen down in the past in training men for their home duties afterj marriage. "I must admit that I ifall short of what a family man should be, but I'm learning, as others do, by experience. "But how much better it would be if we trainedj men for family life; even trained them to be good husbands. That is one of the objectives I haye in mind in new courses to be opefied for adults, "By offering this training, we can do much to relieve a great deal of the present fret and worry in the home."