The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 26, 1956 · Page 5
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 2«, 195« _BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NTEWS PAGE FTVB America's First Kindergarten Founded 100 Years Ago Today By F. H. BORDSEN WATERTOWN, Wis. (AP) — One hundred years ago a pretty young immigrant mother sat with her 3-year-old daughter and four other small girls along the Rock River in this southeastern Wisconsin community and began the first kindergarten in America. For Mrs. Carl Schurz, the about* 33, it was a chance to practice theories of education she had learned back in Hamburg. Germany, from Freidrich Froebel, founder or' the kindergarten movement. Her husband, destined to carve a distinguished career as a soldier, journalist and political leader, already was busy in the. af- Jairs of the newly— formed Republican party. v — Yarn Balls group conversed in the children learned The little German as .... colors through use of yarn balls, formed geometric figures with wooden blocks and sang "Mutter Lietier" (songs of mother). Relatives and friends noted the group's frequent meetings and asked that their preschool children be allowed 10 join the sessions Mrs. Schurz then opened a kindergarten in her home. All through this centennial year various Wisconsin educational groups will pay tribute to the woman who brought to this country the idea that little children can learn through play. Kindergartens — the German name for "children's garden"—are now accepted as a vita! part of education. Shortly after organizing her school Mrs. Schurz visited friends in Boston, where she met Miss Elizabeth Peabody, an educator is credited with popularizing the kindergarten. To Milwaukee In 1860 Miss Peabody founded the country's first English-speaking kindergarten. The Schurz family left here in 1858 for Milwaukee. From then until her death in 1876 Mrs. Schurz followed her brilliant husband's many places of residence. Thoug in frail health, she carried the story of the kindergarten to teachers and mothers. The seed planted by Mrs. Schurz took root fast. Soon private kindergartens were set up In New York, San Francisco, Chicago and Milwaukee and. by the 1880s, In most large cities. The first kindergarten to be corporatett into a public school system was at St. Louis in 1873.' TAFTS TASK The United States has had same flag since 1912, when 48th star was the OSCEOLA NEWS By Btllyt Nelle Stan- Mrs. John Enochs was Friday to her bridge club. She. in vited Mrs. Frank Williams and Mrs. H. E. Phillips as her guests. Mrs. Dick Bagby won high score and Mrs. Phillips won second. The hostess served a dessert plate. hostess welcoming the forty new memoes who have come into the church since June 1. The Rev. George T. Faison, pastor Mrs. Charles Wygul was hostess Thursday evening to Club n at lier home. A dessert course preceded the bridge games. Winning high score was Mrs. Billy Ayres and second high went to Mrs. R. D. Mears. Mrs. Carl Anderson won bridgo. Mrs. Maude Hudson had as her weekend guests her niece, Mrs. L. J. Lancaster, Mr. Lancaster and son Jack of Houston, Miss. Mrs. Ed Quinn is in Memphis visiting her son, Wade Quinn and family. Mrs. Tinsley Driver will be a weekend visitor this week with friends In Memphis. Mr .and Mrs. John Grain of Wilson left Friday for Florida where they will vacation for a month. Mr/ and Mrs. Hale Jackson of Kansas City, Mo., are at the bedside of Mr. Jackson's mother, Mrs. Ida Tucker, at Baptist Hospital in Memphis. Mrs. Tucker is in a critical condition. Mrs. B. J. Gillesple visited her Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Lan Wlliams and children of Jonesboro left over the weekend for Houston, Tex., where they will make their home in the future. Mr. Williams is the son of Mr. and Mrs. B. Frank Williams Mrs. Williams is the former Miss Sue Clay Huey and is the daughter of Mrs. Dick Bagby. Mr. and Mrs. \V. E. Johnson, Jr., and sons W. E. Johnson, in and Keith were in Osceola over the weekend visiting Mr. Johnson': mother and his grandmother, Mrs. Harry Driver. The Johnson's were enroute to Baltimoe from Oklahoma City where they will make their future home. Sunday a family din, his mother and . . of the First Presbyterian Church will be guest speaker. Arrangements are being made for the 400 who are expected to attend. Mrs. Ralph Woodruff, president ul the WSCS, is gcnerr.l r^i'-mpp of the large affair. Mrs. W. C. Mason was hostess Thursday to the our-table bridge club. Luncheon was served upon the arrival of the club members and additional guests who were Mrs. E. M. Radcliff, Mrs. A. C. Davidson, Mrs. Joe Cromer,, Mrs. J. A. Pigg, Mrs. C. E. Dean, Mrs. Charlie Hale, Mrs. J. B. Strlckllng, Mrs. A. R. Shearon and Miss Virginia Florida. Mrs. Ed Quinn won the club prize. Mrs. Davidson won the guest prize and Mrs. Radcliff won bridgo. Brave Young Polio Victim Faces Four More Operations VENTURA, Calif. 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