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i i i M SUNDAY AMERICAN-STATESMAN, SUNDAY, MAKCH 8, 1923. Sunday uirican-iatesman Entered In the Postoffiee at Austin. Texas, . a Second-Clasa Matter. Member of the Associated Press. Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulation. The Associated Press la exclusively entitled to the use for publication of all news and dlspatchea credited to It. or not otherwise credited, in the paper, and also the local rew published herein. All rights of republication of special dispatches herein are also reserved. Subscription Rate Paid In Advance For Daily and Sunday American! Month S Mob. ( Mos. Austin, carrier ,... 75. 12.20 14.40 Mail, in Texas .......... .75 1.80 3.75 Mail, in U. S 1 00 3.00 8.00 Mail, foreign 1-25 -75 3.50 Sunday Edition Only In Texasi Six Months Twolve Months ; Private Branch Telephone 3333 or 3521 Connecting All Departments. The Literary Lantern The Litorsry Lantern burns weekly In The Sunday and is intended to throw light on writing round and about the south. Communications for this column should bo aodiesteo: to the Editor of The Literary Lantern. Tear $8.50 7.00 10.00 15.00 .$1.50 .$2.60 The American's Program for Austin lCounty library. 2 New Travis courthouse. 3 Completion of ecefAic highway system. Including road to Hamilton Pool. 4 Completion of dam. 5 Modern abattoir. 6 Municipal auditorium. f NOT READY FOR JUNIOR HIGH OR CARBON BLACK i BILL calling for the creation of Junior High schools in all the counties of the state was put to sleep by its enemies in the Texas house of representatives. Like carbon black, it will bob up again two years hence and then there will be another battle royal. Speaking of carbon black one of the backers of the bill remarked to a lawmaker: "What has posterity done for me that I should conserve the natural' gas on my farm? I need the money. I have gas for sale. If I cannot sell it for domestic purposes why shouldn't I sell it to the makers of carbon black?" It is said that one of the backers of the carbon black measure takes down in royalties $150,000 a year. Posterity did nothing for him. He is willing for posterity to hustle for itsself or go hang its-self. .-., If the carbon black manufacturers had their way in Texas the supply of natural gas would be exhausted in a very few years and the supply . of carbon black would be sufficient to supply the demand of the business world for a hundred years to come. Carbon black has nothing to do with Junior highs, but the champions of the later are reminded that conservation of the vital resources of a commonwealth are just as important as educational advancement. Education is going to win in the loner run There is a brighter day coming for the boys and girls of Texas. It is important that conservation should win in the long run and now Is the time to begin it. If there are vast gas desposits in the Panhandle in the very near future the gas will be needed for domestic purposes as well as manufacturing purposes in all the cities and towns in Texas. Pipe lines are easily built and the supply must respond to the demand until the source of the supply has been exhausted. It is to the financial interest of the owners of these gas wells that the carbon black maker should be held in check and not be permitted to waste one of the valuable commodities of this commonwealth. Texas has a great future as a manufacturing state. Within a year a large cotton mill has been started in Fort Worth, and now it is announced that another cotton factory, the largest in the southwest, is to be erected in that city. . Why destroy the fuel supply? Why destroy the nower supply? Why sell for a song a product which is certain to sell for a fancy figure in the near future when Texas comes into her own? HENRY FORD ON DECK FORD will walk his own charter " deck. Th Ford Motor company will operate its own fleet of ocean-going vessels to carry automobile parts to the plants in foreign countries. His first large ship purchase is the East Indian. He has had two smaller ships in operation since last year. Henry is the owner of several large freighters which sail the great lakes. But he is determined to be the operator of ocean-going vessels which will carry Ford products to all the port3 of the seven sea3 of the world. Just the other day it was announced that the net earnings of his railroad for two years had reached a sum greater than the purchase price of the entire system. When the flivver maker purchased the railroad other rail operators said that he had been stung, as the price he paid was an exorbitant one. Henry showed them. He floated a bond issue of $1,181,000.00. In floating it he uncovered a new trick in railroad financing. He sold the bonds to Henry Ford, the motor vehicle . manufacturer thus saving for the treasury of the Ford family the commissions. His emenies call him a crank; his friends call him a wizard. Regardless of this he is expanding his industries all the time and paying the largest wages to hi3 employes that are taken down by the employes of any captain of industry the wide world over, WE took opportunity the other day to ask Irvin S. Cobb two or three questions relating to our Interests here in the Lantern and received in reply such direct and apt answers that we hasten to pats them on. The most significant work appearing from the south today, as related to literature, Mr. Cobb finda to be "tha improvement In the character of the newspapers"; th field of writing least developed be finds to bo the south of today ; and, the weakness In our literary armor he puts down as "too much in sularity." We could spend a careless hour enlarging on these ItemH, but we knew that Irvin Cobb's succinctness will say mora than we could in the whole column. e TO similar questions anent the subject, Robert McBlair, author last year of the humorous novel, "Mr. Fish Kelly," and a, former Norfolk youngster, replies that he thinks "the most slg-nflcant literary work appearing from the south today is the income tax statements from Nortta Carolina." Mr, McBlair goes on: "The wealth axvd leisure before the civil war developed a high thinking, hard-drinking, fox-hunting atock which was lost and bewildered in the poverty that followed; they had to work to get their liquor tha more Imaginative O. Henry fled to a position as ;lerk in a drug store. Upon tho bones and ashes of these recent decades tho south Is only now beginning to erect small temples of leisure from which to survey and appraise the scens of its existence. It is diffcult at this Juncture to see explicit tendencies or results: partly! because tho time is young. Those who love the south, however, find it heartesung to see the literary growths that aro unfolding liks leaves after a long hard winter. A CURIOUS Item of interest to odds and ends i hunters Is "George Horton, tho negro poet a slight brochure by Collier Cobb and privately printed by him at Chapel Hill, N. C. Horton, it seems was a slave born In 1795 who paid his master 50 cents a day for his own time and then eeked out his existence writing love verse and album mot-. toes for his own young masters, tho students at the University of North Carolina. A quarter seems to have been the standard rate for a mod erate length and moderately fervent love-poem; for 50 cents Horton waxed passionate, as witness this stanza, from love : "Whilst tracing thy visage, I sink In emotion. For no other damsel so wond'rous I see: Thy looks are so pleasing, thy charms so amazing, I think of no other, my true love, but thee. How many courtships were carried 'on to a successful conclusion through the stanzas of this slave versifier is a neat subject for research. A NEWSY letter from Hervey Allen, now in New York, gives us various sidelights of in terest to the south; James Stephens, the famous Irish writer, now lecturing in the United Stated, was entertained while in New York at the home of Wm, Van R. Whittall, Esq., donor of the blindman prize, offered through the poetry society of South Carolina; Dwlght Franklin, a New York artist, who has done some fine groups for the Charleston museum, recently sailed with William Beebe on his expedition to the Sargossa sea: S. Splcer fcimson, the English medalist who has done Shaw, Hardy, Wells and other worthies, is now at Cocoanut Grove, Florida, for the winter; the 116th anniversary celebration of Poe's birth was the occasion for a tribute to Poe from John Eriklne of Columbia university, a clever and witty speech de-fending America against tho elalms made by cer tain French that this country did not appre ciate Poo. What Allen didn't tell us was that he was a speaker at a similar ceremony and that, too, he and James Stephens and Padratc Colum gave a reading from their poetry at the feiham club last Friday. - o AN authorized life of Madison Caweln Is being prepared by Mr. K. C. Ranek, Hermitage hotel. Louisville, Ky. Mr. Ranek requests that readers who have in their possession any letters from Caweln (letters not already included in Otto A. Uothert's study) are asked to communicate with Mr. Ranek. Anecdotes and stories will be equally wolcomo to the biographer. - VARA A. MAJETTE of Georgia, has published a novel on the race question, "White Blood," through the Stratford company, Boston. The book Is an indictment of social, political and moral conditions Imposed on the black through injustice in the south and misguided tolerance in tha north. The Immediate situation presented is the peonage life in Georgia turpentine camps, but from this Mrs. Majetto reaches out and brings in wholesale condemnation of many phases of negro life. The book when read if it Is read will call forth harsh epithets and bitter denunciations; it is, we believe, a more bitter arraignment than that made by the negro himself in The Fire In the Flint." Mrs. Majette must be given every credit for her courage and boldness whatever may be paid of tho book itself. As a novel, as art, the book is commonplace, ungrammatical. melodramatic, didactic; but it Is a voice at a time when -people aro silent. We presume that book review pages and editorials will prefer to Ignore the thesis. It Is unpleasant. IN Ph. D's (Harpers) Leonard Bacon has written a book of special interest to only a few people, but of very special interest to those few. in one sense tha volume is "rare" its treatment of the can't of 'scholarship" as It relates Itself to Eng lish in our colleges. 'Those men who have their doctorata and wear tho distinction resignedly and none too seriously will find fun in Prof. Bacon's healthy satire on seminars, dissertations, scholarlv criticism and academic courtesy in general. Tha mood Is atruck on tho title page "Ph. D's Male and. Female Created He Them." IIE have made tho "acquaintance of another if southern magazine recently "The Woman's Viewpoint" published by Florence M. Sterling at Houston. Texas. Wo have never pretended " to a knowledge of the Intricacies of women's magazines we are no Edward Bok and refrain from passing Judgment upon "the accuracy with which Gov. Ferguson's Inaugural gown is described or the value of the "Beauty Secrets" denartment. But tho magazine Is lust the sort that man. who Is not too cynical, thinks probably would be of Interest to a woman. Passing by tho recipe pages and hints on baby's welfare, we found consider able to Interest us in a sanely conducted book page and one or two feature articles on literary activities la the state. IN tho Bookman for tho month, Elfrida DeRenne Barrow is represented with a poem, "Sheep." The same issue shows Dr. Collins again looking at literature, this time as biographies. He rides roughshod over Tinker's volume of Heran but somehow we htink that Tinker's withers are left unwrung by it all. In the April Issue, DuBose Heyward Is to reply to Burton's recent estimate of literature hereabouts by a tiaper on Tho New Note In Southern Literature." CHESTER T. CROWELL, winner In tho recent O. Henry memorial award for the year, Is represented In tAe March magazine by a story. "The Crime of Crimes," In The Century, and an essay, "totrange News From Texas," In Tho American Mercury. Wo venture to say that copies of tho American Mercury are now not available in Texas newsstands. Crowell finds that the year 1923 did aomethlng serious to tho state but his picture of the present will cause some little con cern to sober citizens of Austin and San Antonio. rnHE CENTURY, bv tho way, has a rollicking bit X of swinging balladry In a poem by 6tephen Vincent Benet The Mountain Whlppoorwlll' which tell of a fiddler's contest and is subtitled a "Georgia Romance." A CORRESPONDENT writes us anxiously asking advice as to paying ten good dollars for membership in a 'syndicate" which promises to help p:ce her poetry. ; Our advice until we know more of the details Is always 'no." It would take a long, long time for a beginning poet to get back ten honest dollars so Invested and good verse, like good wine, needs no bush, no boosting of this sort. Reputable literary agents are valuable in stitutions potn for the bgeinner and the pro fessional, but one must know his agent. We have heard more than usual lately of fraudulent schemes for luring the beginning writer; it seems to bo a growing fad roundabout. Letters of a Japanese School Boy - - By Wallace Irwin Travis County School News " ; T ' To Editor American-Statesman who should talk to his wife by Radio because umpossible to talk back Dearest Sir: Last Wedsdy p.- m. I go to Radio Party including ice cream (free) ii home of Miss Mamie Furlokl & husband where Miss Mamie keep a broadcussing apparatlx so her husband will not get too mischlf while she away lecturing. This accasion were very brilliant Japanese society to Include all membership of Japanese Thinking Society also Hon. Eenjamin Franklin Washa, famus manufacturerer of wave-length progroms. When I arrive up to Miss. Furioki house I could hear noise of sound going simuliar to this: "Wump wump r-r-r-r! Nextly on program will be Sir Jno MeCormick, famus Irish tenortone in My Old Irish Whee-ee-ee OO awk! 1" Then pound-pound from pianna could be distinetually heard while that melted tone of MeCormick commence: "My Old Irish We-e-e-e-e! My Old Irish z-z-z-z-z!" "Husband!" holla Hon. Mamla Furioskl, "If you would not be so selfish and stop setting on the sta- tick maybe we all could get 1000000$ worth of music without paying lc. I are tired of music & har mony," derive S. Wanda, Japanese Socialist. "Twist the dial around until you get to Nebraska where we shall be sure to find a speech In the ar." So Hon, Husband twist dial, & what come out? Sounds. "This Is G.U.M.P. broadcussing from Elderberry Falls. We will nevtly hear a lecture on How to Get Out ofP ublick Life by Hon. Gustavus P. Elbow, nine times de feated for Congress on the Farmer Labor Ticket. Hon. Elbow has the air." The Fearless Elbow Noise of silence. Then out of the empty there come sound resembling lions, tigers, hippopolomus & other kinds of meat. Goshes! I never heard so much manhood shooting at me with his mouth. "Feller suffering's," it commence, "we are here tonight to obtain my opinion which never before have been given so much air. I are going to talk about myself. . If you will examine my records you will find I nave never made a cent In or out of office. Who else can say as muchly? I are a peculiar man & have always shown my eg-gerness to ade the farmer. I will tell you something I have always noticed about America. It need a good man to run t. & I are such an One. "Great point about mo aro my fearlussness. Of what are I afraid from? Nothing or less. What do I care about Hon. Andrew Mellons, for lnstancely? Let him stand up here & answer my charges that he are friend of the almighty S I 1 Putt! If he should walk up to me at this Instantly I would shoot mudd in his eye. That are sort of bravado I are. Also allow me to defy Hon. Kellogg. Sec of State, who know less about Europe than I could tell him in four (4) minutes. He make me sicker than the ocean. Also Hon. Senator Borah aro pretty small vegetables while cumpared with me. If he are look ing me In the eye at this moment he must quale & ehivver. Wringing Words from th Radio "Nusslr! There are not a man In publlck life today worthy to fasten on my skates What they lack aro tho stern courldge of our annslsters, Hon. Cal Coolidge sometime awake up to veto a bill, but when wero he ever brave enough to kill a griz zly bear with his teeth? I scorn him like I scorn them all. & if any man are efficiently grown up to meet me here & now I shall un fasten my fists & throw them at him. For have I not studied how to gaw-gaw-GAW! !" Hon. Radio say that report. "O Husband," yellup Miss Mamie Furioki, "crank up Hon. Radio some mors so we can hear all those wringing words of that great man." "Can't do, thank you," say Hon. Husband. "His strong breath have blown out a inner tube." Goshes!" mone Miss Mamie, "It aro too ashamed that we cannot hear it all. Think what hero this Gustavus P. Elbow must be, standing there at Station G.U.M.P., Elderberry Falls, & defying all U. S. How powerful man he must bo with such nobility of lungs & muscularity of thought!" "Unfortunately," dictate Hon. Ben Franklin Washa, Japanese radio progrom, "I aro acquaintance of this Hon. G. P. Elbow who aro sick-shouldered gentleman of 4 ft 4 high and all the hair slipped off hla brains." "Yet how ho could say such scare devil spesch without a solid brass heart?" require Miss Mamie very sad. "His wife write them for him," snuggest Hon. Washa. "Yet he are very bravery of manhood," she si & grone. "How should it?" he dib. "When man are lock-away In rain-proof radio room, safe from even canarv'a eggs, where nobody could shoot, kill or knock back, cannot he say what bravery he feel like?" "That are good way to know," I negotiate secretively. So H hr later while talking to thla BenJ Franklin Washa, I ask following questionaire. "Dear Sir, how could Japanese Schoolboy get tho RADIOVENGEANCE. chance of an opportunty to talk through a Radio horn?" "You are invited!" holla Hon. Washa cordial. "You cannot believe how happy we are to get free talk from any interesting egotism with nothing to say. Come next Friday night to Station KLUX & lecture on a 8ubjeckt." So that night, Mr. Editor, I elope to home of Mrs. & Mr. C. W. Quackmlre, feeling like a new umpire. With talented key I ope front door while thinking. What lecture shall I talk about from radio next Frydy night? I commence walk upstairs secretively like mos-qutos skating on Jelly when Ouches! Bedroom door fly apart and there stuck Mrs. C. W. Quackmlre, looking like a fat nlghtrobe with mad hairs. "Togo," she snarrel, "what you mean by tails, if anything? When you come home too late & all homebrewed why you walk upstairs on yr iron heels? Go to bed more early hereafterly, you lazy bomb!" Slam-door. Silences. Togo Prepares His Speech. So that night before sleeping I think my lecture. I shall make radio oration of title: WHY Are Folk So Cruel to Servant Girls of Both Sexes? This would be an enlarged chance for me say what I so dearly wish without Mrs C. W. Quackmlre to throw any furniture back at me, . Therefore Frydy night emerge & I go with bravery to Broadcasting Station KLUX. Hon. BenJ. Franklin Washa were there with Welcome Elks expression while leading me to a paddy cell containing a glass of water & a little round talefone disk befront of me on table. "Talk at that for ten (10) minutes & say what can be passed by Bored of Censors," dictate Hon. Washa & leave me to my voice. "This are Hashimura Togo, Broadcussing from Station KLUX on subjeck Why Are Folks So Cruel to Servant Girls of Both Sexes," dictate Hon. SpeL So I commence. "United States of America, I tell you something. I are a servant girl of male extraction working for Mrs. C W. Quackmlre of 41144 Obelisk Ave. Because of my fumus Japanese origin I are not afraid of this lady, even If she comes a ton at a time. Even when srie approach to my kitchen with a dish-pan ; slamm It on me like a derby hat, what I care for her? She take advantage of my weaker sex, yet that make less difference with me. That lady 1 defy. I do so, I do! "How many other servant girls aro there like me, kooped up In kitchen with nothing to do evening axept go to emotion pictures, prize fight & grand opera? I did not count them. Yet for benefat of all what suffer like me, I tell them what do. Get bravo when you see your Mrs. Boss coming. Do not move a leg. There are too many of those Quackmire ladles In Amer lea, stamping around house and acting like they own It merely be cause they pay rent. . "Down with Quackmlre Ladies and up with Hashimura TogosI The hour have struck. Time have be came so ripe that It aro rotten, Servant Girls, arise or do something else. I are too accustomed to that Quackmlre lady to get scared of her from where I are now standing. She think she are hansom like Hazel Dawn. Shux! I know where she get the color of her hair from the drug store where she send me buy It. The same aro true of nor teeth. Only reason why I work for her are this: She would fire me if I quit. "She are so stingey that she do not pumit me leave Hon-Gas Oven on when not in uee. She are not musical. Yestday she go insane because I sing Japanese Ntl Hymn while breaking dishes. Sometime when I forget to cook lynching because too busy studying murders in American news-prints she seem to grow Inflamed. Nogi, Calm But Nervous "Yet I stand here tonight, caged up In this explosion-proof radio, and speak to her like a hero. 'Mrs. C. W. Quackmire,' I say, 'I are not so afraid of you as I was yestdy a. m. when you tossed a stove at me. Cool courldge are suddenly in my heart. I ' defy you several times. Come out & fight me, man to man,' Mrs. C. W. Quackmlre. I are no longer a Servant Girl. I aro a Samurai!!!'" ' When I got through with that Mr. Editor, Hon. B. F. Washa give me a very dear handshook & say I were better than Senator Borah defying Europe by longdistance. But I no soonly approach to street when some cold sweat got on my eyeballs. For there stand Cousin Nogi looking calm but nervus. 'Togo," he say so, "you make a deliclouBly alarming o ratio on radio. I listen at it by Y.M.C.A. After what you say all servant girls shall strike & be free & out of Jobs. Also 1 tell you this. Sleep with me to night and do not return baok to home of Mrs. C. W. Quackmlre for 13 yrs." "Why so long time?" I narrate with frozen hair. "Because this," he dlvuldgo. "She went to a Radio Party tonight at home of Mrs. Oscar Bluehammer & for some cute reason she fell out of a window while listening." I am gabberflasted. Hoping you aro tho same Yours truly, HASHIMURA TOGO. The University of Texas Story of Its Development (This is tho twelfth of a series of articles on tho University of Texas, written by Dr. W. M. W. Spliwn, president. Tho thirteenth will be published at an oarly date.) BY W, M. W. SPLAWN, The University of Texas Library was first located In one of the rooms of the present department of geology on tha third floor of the west wing of tho main building. Whn tho central part of tho main building was completed tho library was moved to larger and more c-n- vonient quarters on tho first floor. Ia 1897 it was moved to tho large room on tho first floor of the main building. This was the largest room on the campus at that time and there the library remained until tne present library building was completed in 1911. The library building doubtless seemed grand and ample for all time, when It was planned. The enormous Increase In the number of students, the radical change in methods of Instruction, and the rapid Increase In the library's book resources were then hidden from view. Several years have already been spent in planning relief from the overcrowded condition In the library, but early relief la not yet in sight. This does not signify that the library is adequately supplied with books for all departments) of Instruction In tho University. Some of the older departments and schools have good collections, but many of tho newer ones are seriously handicapped by inadequate book resources. Tho school of engineering has had less than $500 for books during tho past year. Architecture alone should have more than $600 a year. The school of education is equally handicapped. The school of business administration is far from having its need for books supplied. The departments of sclenca are cdhtlnually borrowing books from other libraries because their own funds aro insufficient to purchase them. The libraries of other universities have, of, course, faced the same problems and difficulties that confront the University of Texas. The five universities whoso "statistics were set forth in the preceding article have within recent - years been provided with new buildings. In the arrangement of the building, its equipment, and the administration of its book resources, etc., they offer many suggestions that may be utilized in solving our problems. On the other fcanj, in making this vast addition to the library resources of this country, tho available book resources of Europe have been almost completely exhausted. Many of the Important scientific Journals, technical works, etc., Issued fifty years ago had very few subscribers In this country. Many of the sets in Europe have been lodged in libraries. Publications of which there was never a surplus have become very scarce. The efforts of numerous young, progressive American libraries to secure sets of these transactions and journals have enhanced their prlca until they are beyond th reach of many. Tho University of Texas is in need of1 many of these publications in order to provide its students with facilities equal to those offered by older and wealthier universities. Tho University of Texas library has been the recipient of many gifts. Material that money could not buy has been placed in its keeping, because here aro facilities tor caring for such material and intelligent, trained young men and women to make good uso of tho in formation contained in these ma-tfirlfilfl When tho University of Texas was established tho - library contained not a scrap' of historical manuscript. Today there are few university libraries in tho United States that possess more important collections of personal archives and other manuscript material than does the University of Texas. These collections have made it possible for graduate students and members of the faculty of the department of history to prepare many of tho articles that have appeared in the Southwestern Historical Quarterly during the past 27 years. This publication has helped to change the point of view of writers of American history in writing the history of Texas and of the Mexican war. The magnificent endowment of the late Major George W. Little field for building up a collection for Southern history, it is confident ly believed, will afford equal op portunltles for research which in the years to come will bring about a similar change on the part of his torlans In their treatment of the history of the south and of tho war between tho states . . , TCMurnMonal The Travis wuuw - , association met at the chamber of commerce on Saturday I eb. 28. President v. ju. " the meeting to order. On account of the UnlversUy re lay games being held ' it was voted to hold tho Travis . . w.u.h. lAAfiruo meet county mierscuui""'. -- -on the following Friday. April 18. Mrs. Peavy spoke on the schedule of literary events, and suggested . . ,t Mintesta DO tnat tne LrLiauitiwv- - held at night. . The association voted to hold a night session on Harwell reported that the cost of i a nnrAVl m Q TP IV medals wouia ue 1200. Mr. Rumsey, in a short talk ,ui. .n.rt mn?Grested that eacn , tn tnta teacher give something to mis fund, and that the remainder be . . v.. nn tha citizens of raiseu ujr " w Austin ana ui """" , . It was decided that an intensive campaign bo made and that all monev couecieu uo oom. w man D. L. Harwell, 1610 Brazos street, Austin, Texas, as soon as possible, that tho awards might be arranged tor in amjjia Miss Lois Ervin announced that the Travis county council of women had purchased an exhibit of prints of famous pictures to be loaned to the schools of Travis county that in interested in pictures. These pictures may be kept for a period of two weens. Airs. ueu. v. vm. - rangements which were being made Wltn SlttLW tjAyuainvii uiuvta", tho giving of prizes for literary avAnt fnr the children of Travis county. She also spoke to the teachers on library facilities. A demonstration in methods of. teaching pupils rhythm in music was nresented by Miss Willie Stephens, supervisor of music of the Austin nublic schools. It was voted that tho committee on meaais ne eniargea to uiuuue the principal of each Travis county scnouj. County Board Meeting. The Travis county board of education met in the office of Mrs. dent on Tuesday, March 3, with the iouowing memDers present: n, vv. Lowry, B. W. Giles, T. F. 31ackwell, W. S. Wilson. I T. P. Walker of the state department of education, spoke to the board on the county administration fund, its source and disbursement. Trustees, who had not taken tha oath of office were re-appointed by the board, and are requested to call At thA Cfttu ft tViA flnnntu BllnBrln. tendent to take their oath of office witnin thirty days from the time of their appolntmnet, as is required by law. Trustees re-appolnted were as fol- lown! TV .T Knnrtnv nf Fgneran93 Robert Klrshner of Flskville; C. O. Peterson of Cottonwood, A. R. Parsons of Llttig and J. T. Crumley of lTl ..... nouna mountain. R. F. Ella of Cedar Park was ap-' nOlnr.ed AM trimrAA nf tha rvnroai school to take the place of John Ell who waj formerly a trustee of this school. Pilot Knob School. Many of the children and nntrnn Of the Communllv anlnvaH n naitv and a candy-breaking at the school r nuay nigni. Three new pupils were enrolled in the school last week, now making a total of sixty-eight. Colorado Gives Box Supper. The Parent-Teachar n of Colorado Schnnl mat r-n T.o,l,,. evening and made plans for a box supper to be given on Friday night. March 13. Lund School News. . ' MiSS LoiS Ervln III nraaant at the regular club meeting. A community fair will be helrt soon. The girl scouts gave an entertainment last Thnrariav nltrht Af... giving the pledge and laws under me airecuon or Scout Blanche Ed- IlnkT. thev nraaontA a nl... Aunt From California." Another attractive number on the program was a violin solo by Dor-rell Scott of New Sweden. Thp Lund-Carlson orchestra furnished excellent music throughout the evening. News From Manchaca. The PUDllS Of tha 1 are enjoying their new swings. Mr. a it loual ceaa-r yard donated the posts and the boys of the manuel tralnlnr .-.-a- swings. " " "cl"-cu cnB Last Saturday night tho school gave a box nmnir n with the "Dixi;- mn."JU'.u" show. The girls made and sold candy. Dock Summers helped out by makin? and noliino. h.K. and some of the ladles furnished cakes and cocoa. Esperanza School Notes. Last Fridav aliimM. .i.- peranza schnnl va " unique ana delightful surprise by Mr. and Mrs. R. Harper Klrby. After fu" fhltty Bpeech hy Mr- Kit-by the children and the teachers were eack presented with a large bag containing fruits and candy. uovaiio Sohool. Thfi nUrtm -1 i.V Sv- viiiHa organized into a abuse of representatives last ... v.., loa-rItlcer8 ana Passed many bills. The following officers were elected: Speaker, Edna West: clerk, Christine Hobbs; sergeant! S;"r.m8.C,lyd-e Bureh;1 doorkeeper, Sophie Eklund. The irrounda hs h... i .,.. "a Put I" first class condition for lorBunoiastic league meet to be held hero April 8. f The following roll the past six weeks: First grade. ""j"un; second grade, Clarence North, Fay Jacks; fourth vL. b Johnson: fth grade. Edna SJoberg, Pearl Sanders, Booth Burch, Carl Hobb; sixth grade, Elmer Johnson, Jeff Allen. There will bo a community meet-Ln.ff?f Gvalle people Friday ! aiarcn 13, games, spelling matches and Alr.o.ln- ., f.A 's tho evening. " ieature urn! Chote urprised her little daughter. Florence, with a birthday party Wmin.... ... noon at 8:45. All the pupils in her Spanish Classes. The Pfluirervllla two-year course of Spanish. It is wugni in tne tenth and eleventh grades. Art League Exhibit. The Austin art l.imi. .1 1. its president, Mrs. C. L. Condit, extends an invitation to wnman throughout the county to visit an exhibition Of mnriarn nntntln 1. the Marie Antoinette room of the eiepnen r. Austin hotel. This exhibit will remain onen till Mi-Mi 14. On week days tho exhibit may uo viewed irom a. m. to 9 p. and on Sunday from 3 until o'clock. Mrs. Condit is chairman of the literature and art department of the iravis county council of women. New P II n i la Pnl. ftUn-l Many new pupils are entering the Travis county school at this date. The following are reported from Manor: Mollie. Carra snd .Tef Sim-den, from tho Carlson ' --' Walter, Maggie and Annie i"-hrdge, from Beaukiss, and Lena and Alva, waters irom, j. exits. Attend Ex-Students Banquet Mrs. Geo. R. Felter, Travis oounty superintendent of schools, and Mr. T. L Minter, had the pleasure of attending the ex-students banquet at tne university commons on Mon. day evening, March 2. A member of tho faculty of Manor school, 1L L. Lowman, will teacs. descriptive geography in the summer normal of the University of Texas, according to a summer school catalogue of that institution, Lowman taught the subject during the summers of 1922 and 1923 in the Southwest Texas Teachers college at San Marcos, -Repairs at Manor 8ohool. aiie buuvui uuuu ia uaving A, large amount of repairs done on ths school building and teacherage. On the teacher's home the. car. penters are leveling the floors, putting in window panes, repairing iiuuis auu Bwuigius uuors. At school they have put in a drain for the fountains which carry the water away from the building to a nearby tree. .- A large door check has been fjiaced on the fire escape door. This will prevent the door from slamming and breaking the panes out of tne transom. Dessau. Mrs. George K. i eiter and Mrs. T. L Minter were visitors at the Dessau community meeting held weanesaay nignt, Alarch 4. No New Books After March 15. ." According to a statement received from the state textbook division, no more books will bo issued to the county dopository after March 15 for the Dresent term. Mrs. H. P. Hensel, a patron of one of the schools about 40 miles from the Travis county court-house, and in the extreme northwestern part of the county, was among the visitors to the county superintendent's of. flee the past week. Blayney Writes Of History and Ideals of C.I. A. (Note: This is the fifth article by President Blayney dealing with the history, character and ideals of the great Texas women's college, now the second largest institution of ligher learning for women in the United States. Other articles will appear shortly.) Our discussion with the readers of The American of the work and educational Ideals of CIA has brought us to the very center of 1 1 1 h rnnrrnt'or-oir thof - J iiac vvas sionea mucn Ditternese and caused much Ink to flnw in ranant tur. . We refer to the 'old" and "new" education. In our Judgment, both' camps have erred in their seeming unwillingness to understand that there can never be a complete breaking away from the past nor a complete refusal to recognize the spiritual, as well as economic, demands of the present. Bolshevism1 in education, tlte desire to throw immediately into the discard all that smacks educationally of the past, is bad. It is no less bad, how ever, to be a pedigogio standpatter, refusing to rec.gnlze : the one-sidedneas, superficiality and wasted effort represented by a part of the ideals of the college education ot other days. ' Not Theories, But Needs ' CIA has been remarkably consistent in the position it has taken and now occupies in the educational history of our state. Just as it has never been drawn into partisan politics, so it has never taken an extreme position in educational policies. Its present administration recognizes that a state institution must necessarily reflect not tha "fhanHaa hi,t th. "needs," both spiritual and prac tical, of the people of the state. An educational Institution,. endowed by private means, may legitimately represent any school of theological or educational thought Inspiring the minds of tho donors. Not so an Institution belonging to the state. A peculiarly objective mind and saneness of Judgment must be demanded of those administering the educational funds belonging to the public. The college of Indus- trio 1 oWa tXaos kaAn Ma.liila1 a, "no una uccii jycii viiuiai ly iui tunate in the past in having en-; Joyed In this respect the leadership of presidents of broad vision and sound Judgment. Neither excessively "ideal" nor exclusively "prac- uL-ai tendencies reign supreme in the college policies. . CIA Strictly a "College" 11 is iortunate ror tne state, m . our Judgment, that it possesses at . Denton an institution of hleher learning dedicated exclusively to college training. Its administration refuses to be tempted by the allurements and consenuent dans-am nf graduate training and of highly specialized scholarship. By so doing, we hope to preserve CIA as an outstandlne snlritual and conRtrnc- tlve educational force in the life of the southwest. We recognize tho Justness of the demands of tho nMntlM1 H.A.H, , iai.ULai UllfSlCBLB Ul UU1 B Let LB, UUfc' we are aiso aware tnat practical Interests can best be served by never divorcing them from the higher spiritual Interests of hu manity. Emerson sounds strangely modern when, speaking of the spirit maniiesiea ny many colleges, no sava that It seems as if "innnlm. tlon has ceased, as if no vast houes. no religion, no song or joy, no wisdom, np analogy, existed any more," that we seem in our college halls to "walk on a . marble floor where nothing will grow." Wo, at Denton, sincerely trust that we may add our contribution in preserving the womanhood of, Texas from the pitfalls of a college edu-i cation that belittles spiritual values, scoffs at all inspiration of an ideal nature, or claims by wholly practical and material means to unnlv thalr amilvalant trt tha vntrth of our land. HORSE SOUNDS ALARM. SYDNEY, Australia. A horse here proved to be a good burglar alarm. Two men broke into a store and then attempted to steal a horse from a neighboring stable to carry off their loot, valued at about $500. The horse didn't like the idea and began to neigh so loudly that it awakaned the owner of the property forcing the robbers to flee empty-, handed. SNAKE SKIN SHOES. SYDNEY, Australia Snake skin shoes In all shades and cotors are the latest fad here. Tho custom, however, Is quite primitive, as the natives of Cape Barren Island, who preserve In dl'uted fnrm the blood of now extinct aborigines of Tas-monla, often wear tottwear made from snake skins.

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