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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 6

Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 14, 1934
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE ^Y Head of U Draws Many to Lecture Officers Elected at March Meeting of Woman's Club. More than 1,000 members of the Woman's club and guests were present for the lecture by Robert Maynard Hutchins, president of the University of Chicago, Tuesday evening in the armory. The lecture was preceded by a short business meeting during which Mrs. D, H. Fit*- patrick was elected first vice president Mrs Enoch A. Norem, second vice'president, Mrs. George Barret'-, treasurer, and-Mrs. Charles H. Barber director. "The Outlook for Education" was Doctor Hutchins' topic .and fernls talk'he.porated' out that working on the basis.that no one is ineducatable, school systems should be adapted to meet the needs.arid;capacities otthe individual, and that federal aid in education is the only alternative to the downfall of public education. Indifferent, Hostile. "We find ourselves today in sji . atmosphere of hostility and indifference to education," Doctor Hutchins said "This is something new. There is no sharper contrast in American attitudes than between those entertained toward education by such men as Jefferson on the one hand and the leaders of our own timt on the other, between the convictions of the pioneers of the nortn- tvest territory and of their depressed descendants who are our fellow-citizens. Jefferson and his contemporaries, filled with faith in democracy, believed that only education could justify them. The doctrine ol equality of opportunity musj^mean first of all free education. fM the earliest stages of this propjss everyone should be admitted, ;to show tin. stuff he is made of. Thrjeafter those who had demonstrate?' their ability ehould go on to the^ghest levels of the university. Democracy was thus to rest on yniversal comprehension and individual leadership The common schools would provide the first; the/universities were to develop the latter. "Ths democratic notion of the place of public education assumes certain deg/ee of altruism, or at least of enlightened selfishness in i the citizenl. They must not only » know wh* they want and believe ft that educAlon Is the way to get it, " but they nyst also be willing to pai 59c ARTIFICIAL CQ,, BOUQUETS, ea. «'·'** JOHNSTON'S FLOWERS Acrnu From Park We Tdemph rumen Phone 228 10 Ftttt St. N. W. WA-TAN-YE HEAD --. MISS ELSIE LUNSMAN, newly " elected president of the. Wa-Tan- »,- _.... ~.»i4a,i *· Hie first time e . Te club, presided for .the first time in her official capacity, at .the meet- toe of the Wa-Tan-Te: club Tuesday at the Hotel Hanford. There was no program and the time was spent in discussing the Osage convention. '· for the education of children they have never seen, belonging to parents of remote and even disreputable origin. And this they must be willing to do though they have no children of their own, 1 though they ay taxes where they do not live, and though they have never utilized the public schools and never intend ;o do so. The citizen must be COB- scious of the community and de voted to it. Thoughts /Turn-Inward. "This qualification.^ of course much easier to procure: in'an era of construction and expansion. When everything is going upward and onward the individual is .filled with optimism, generosity and patriotism. In periods of great economic hardship his thoughts necessarily turn inward. Broad, considerations of so cial policy are not so important to him' then as hcw.he-a going to : pay hlB'bflU.- The. object of ;t«jte8? , . ation is of :slighf"..c6hcerti. · -; : "This idea 1 "of the '·.community seems to be basic to the American conception of popular education. It is reflected to the small units that were chosen,to administer it. Some states still do not assist local authorities to maintain education. Many intelligent and public-spirited regard with horror the possibility that the federal government may in some way participate in it. Localness Developed. "There 'is something to be said for this point of view. The localness of education in America has tended to develop systems that reflected local needs and local ideas. The community, .in the restricted sense with 1 which- we are familiar, has had the kind of education it wanted and the kind it thought it could afford. . · " · · · "On the other hand, the insistence that education is a purely local matter has amounted to saying that the United States was not a nation, but an aggregation of communities. It may be that the present admin- is^ration will go down in history as the one in which the United States became a nation. It has now undertaken to distribute the people's money, irrespective of its geographical source, where it is most needed, Irrespective of the locus of the. need. Cash acquired in New York or Los Angeles is spent to reopen banks in. Arkansas. Taxes paid in Chicago are used to feed the people of Missouri. This has not always been so, now have we been brought to it'easily. The last administration opposed as long as possible any participation by the ederal government in problems of relief. The appeal -was first to be cade to private charity, then to he municipality, and then to the state. When the state broke down, he federal government would at ength loan it mon.ey to keep its eople from starvation. Only fragments of these prejudices now remain. We still hear that the federal fovernment will "not act until the itate has 'done its part," whatever iat may mean. But we may expect direct federal relief of the unemployed before the depression or its ionsequences are past. The nation ias assumed an obligation to give a bare living to its citizens. Change in Attitude. "All these things indicate a change in our economic attitudes, and to a certain extent in our social ones. There has been almost none in our notions about education. Apart from certain plans in regard to the relief of unemployed teachers nothing has happened in four years of depression that would suggest that the federal government was much interested in education, and still less to hint that our people wanted it to be. We are prepared to have business and unemployment tackled on a national scale. Here the community is the country. In education the community is the school district still. "I have come reluctantly, even painfully, to the conclusion that the federal government must take an active part in public education. No one can watch the progress of education in this country without being at length convinced that the federal government must equalize edu- 'cational opportunity among the ,have ; neyer .heard'any. ar.- jnjmentjiaswic-ed-whfcfi-eaff^y'tite ^naejxJSi^one obild 'tojilliteracy lecause '-'he ; was born in .'one part of the country, whereas another lorn in another part may at pubic --expense proceed from the nursery school to the highest scholarly legrees. As the state must assume he obligation to equalize educational opportunity within the state, the 'ederal government must do so within the nation. PRINT CREPE CHARMING ' C N ' ^ E BANDS * -BT DIANA DAY ' Can't you imagine how fascinating this modish scheme would be for this darling slender , little model? The belt repeats the lighter blue tone. Black plain mossy crepe with bisque shade is a newly smart combination you'll like. The belt can be of the black crepe, if you feel your figure needs slimming. Naturally all one shade can be used if you prefer it, and a very chic little dress will be the result, either in silk or lightweight woolen. Style No. 452 is designed for sizes 16, 18, 20 years, 36, 38, 40 and 42 inches bust. Sizes 36 requires 3% yards ol 39-inch material with % yard of 39-inch contrasting. The Essence of Fashion! The whole fashion story for Spring is to found in this new ex citing Spring Fashion Book. You certainly won't want to miss it Contains new Hollywood photos an patterns that are styled perfectl; and fit perfectly. Send for you copy today. Price of book 10 cents. Price of pattern 15 cents in stamps or coin (coin is preferred) Wrap coin carefully. Do not send to Mason City, bu address Globe-Gazette Pattern De partment 200 Fifth Avenue, New York City. community as the compensation of teachers. "The argument for getting back to the curriculum of 30 years ago is a clearer statement of that failure to comprehend education which is the basic'difficulty in America today. That .argument takes one of two forms. One is to say, "I did not go to a' junior high school or study all these new subjects. I am well educated. Why should other people go to a junior high school or study all these subjects?" The other form ia. to say; "My.chlld went to a tog or may devote themselves t non-professional specialization i art, literature or science, taking three-year curriculum leading 1 the masters' degree. Universitie may devote themselves to scholarl and professional work. "The condition of the country re quires aji expansion and diversif cation of educational opportunity The need is pressing. Powerft groups are aiding the forces of r action. Only through a new politic status and a clear statement t aims can education be preserved.' At the conclusion of the lectur Doctor Hutchins answered question concerning his proposals for educ tion. Bank Holdup Makes Mason City Homelike for Chicago Visitor Mason City tried to make things as-home like as possible for Robert Maynard Hutchins, president of Chicago university, by having a bank holdup on' the day of the ap- delegation of 12 to Be at Meeting flason Cityans to Have Part in P. T. A. Conference at Fort Dodge. Mason City will send a delegation f 12 to the convention conference f the north central district of the owa Congress of Parents and 'eachers which will be conducted Friday in the Fort Dodge senior ligh school. Mrs. O. A. Merkel, president ol he local Parent-Teacher council and vice president of the district will attend the meeting as will Mrs. 1. J. Hughes, district chairman of the Child Welfare magazine, Mrs. Jack Dickinson, county chairman of organization, and G. A. Dale, jrincipal of Lincoln school, who will ipeak at the convention on "Mental Hygiene." Mrs. S. V. Greene, president of Central P. T. A., and Mrs. Catherine Clark will represent Central school. Mrs. J. A. Gashel, president of Harding, Mrs. P. M. Hilton, Lincoln president, Mrs. P. R. Donaldson, McKinley president, Mrs. R. R. Nesie, Madison president, and Mrs. D G. KJsmpnauer, Wilson president, will go. Mrs. E. C. Sullivan will represent Roosevelt Jackson P. T. A. The convention will be held in connection with the annual teachers meeting and the program will include reports by officers and chairmen, music and a talk by Dr. W P. Dearing on "Modern Youth and Human Values." Mrs. C. C. Collester o£ Spencer will speak on the national convention. MARRIAGE LICENSES SSUED AT HAMPTON HAMPTON, March 14.--County Olerk W. T. Webb issued the foi- ownr marriage licenses Saturday: Don J Larson, 23, Iowa Falls, and Clobridge, 20, Ames; Frederick Morris, 26 - Far Minn., and Ruby Elizabeth West, 19. Evant Texas; Einer N. Hansen. 31, and Edel N. Jacobsen, 29, both ol Dows. Smarter Styles, Better Quality For Less -Stow UB» riancncw WITH *vs« PURCHASED The Smartest Promenaders Will Be Wearing These COATS We've carefully chosen the headline fashions for Spring in every type of coat. Here are the best of the new tweeds, in the newest color mixtures. Here are the smartest of the new dress coats, with clever fur treatment--and our prices for "De Kaye" quality are really astounding -- practically last year's levels. w-S QUAL1H Is Remembered Long After Price Is Forgotten ASK FOR IOWA STATE BRAND--BUTTER very, finest quality CORN COUNTRY--BUTTER next best--for a little less I Si 'ft I Tiacb your datgfoer bow to wrd her health Mother... YOU Must Do Your Part "Caroline wed to ache all orer. She had cramps and severe headache and_ backache and would stay m bed most of the day. YoorTab- Ita helped *U this."--Mrs. Fran* Q**«, 9'4 West 19t SIR, Erit, Paaaylnatu, Most girls netd a tonic and regulator when they come to womanhood. If your "daughter is languid, nervous aod cranky :.. if she complains of new pain* and aches..;sec that she takes Lydia E. Piokham's Vegetable Componnd legu-. latly. When she is a" happy, healthy wile ·nd mother-"-c will thank you. "My daughter Lebol is a stenographer and switchboard operator. She was ner- »ous and weak and often had to stay home from work. Never cared to go anywhere, lost her appetite and always had headaches. Your Compound helped her wonderfully. She is more peppy and can work now every day".^Mri. B. Tnum'er, 2}X L Y D I A I. P I N K H A M ' S VEGETABLE COMPOUND j Vsed by women for more than 60 years Secretary of Education. "I have come even more reluctantly to another conclusion about 'ederal interest in education. I be- ieve that there must be a secretary for education in the cabinet. I see no other way in. which the government may be made aware of educa- don. The commissioner of education, Mid we now have one of the best in history, is a subordinate officer in the department of the interior. As such he has no automatic means of communication with the president, the cabinet, or with the heads of the new administrative bureau. I believe that the program of the government for the past four years would have been quite different if a man like Mr. Zook had been secretary of education. "What I have said as to the re- ent policy of the government is ot intended to single out the group in Washington for criticism. That ·roup is at least equal to and per- aps ahead of the-prevailing sentiment in this country. We have rrasped the idea that the United [tates is a nation sufficiently to sacrifice our individual economic independence that others may survive. We are prepared to pay taxes so that-our fellow-citizens may not starve. We are not yet prepared to save them from ignorance, or ourselves from the consequences of it. The United States is not yet a na- ion. 'For example, the standard argument for reducing educational budgets, that 'the money is not there,' is ridiculous on its face. At ie bottom of the depression the money was there for the things we wanted. ' It is there to maintain Danka, insurance companies and railroads, and. to finance public works on.the grandest scale ever attempted. .The question is not whether the money is there but whether we want | to spend it on education. This raises at once the issue whether education is effective, whether it is.worth the money that it costs. Reducing Salaries. "The argument for reducing teachers' salaries; everybody cist has been cut,- why shouldn't the teachers?, is equally superficial What those who use this language mean is that they do not regard education as any more important, than any other activity. Therefore it is not important to make the profession unusually attractive. Low salaries can be offered; they need not be paid; they can be cut though not paid because education is just one of the functions committed to government. The compensation of janitors in school buildings is in this view just as significant to the Miss Leona Darity Weds Henry Woltjers ACKLEY, March 14.--The marriage of Miss Leona Dority, daughter of Mrs. Edward Bisdee, Cedar Falls, and Henry Woltjers, son of Mr and Mrs. Dick Woltjers of near Hampton, took place March 10, Justice Grant Tyler officiating at Eldora They were-attended by Miss Hilda Kramer and Gratus Murra. Mrs. Woltjers has been employed as teacher in Butler county for the cast three years. Mr. and Mrs. Woltjers will make their home on a farm in the vicinity of Ackley, at educated.'. Why should other people go to a juniot high school'and s'tudy all these;new subjects?" This argument in either'form can be applied to prove the undesirability of any- thing'from the kindergarten to the state university. What it means is that education is not understood. I do not think this or any other argument shows that'our people do not believe in education. I think they do. ' Clarify Purpose. "The professional tradition which will be the only protection of education in case of federal aid depends upon clear and distinct ideas of what the profession is attempting to do. We must clarify for ourselves and for our-feilow citizens the purpose, organization and the content of education. We describe the present school system in terms of time, not m, .terms of subject matter or purpose of 'units, yet it is possible that the subject matter or purpose is more important than the period of incarceration. "The normal child should be able to complete elementary work in six years. He should then enter a secondary school which we may. as well call the high school. This unit would be definitely preparatory and not terminal. Its work would be completed in four years. The average pupil, ending his secondary education at 16, would then enter a four year program concerned either with general education or technical or home-making training of a sub- professional type for those who do not want to profit by a general cultural education. These colleges and institutes must be local and numerous and must serve as local centers for adult education, as well. Scholarly Universities. "Present colleges may become either colleges of general education or sub-professional technical train- bands gathered at dinner Tuesday evening at the Hotel Hanford to honor the visitor and glean what bits of wisdom might fall from his lips at an informal gathering. So far were the minds of Mason City- ans from professorial knowledge, that the conversation shifted wildly from one angle of the hold-up to another. Doctor Hutehtos seemed as interested in the event as the Mason Cityans. CONFIRMATION DRESSES For girls ages 10 to 16 years, In youthfnl types. Priced from-$2.95 to $9.95 "SEE YOU TOMORROW" COIIM-ES ISSUED LICENSES TO WED EMMETSBURG, March 14.-Marriage licenses were issued here this week to Fred Schurg, legal, and Amanda Balgeman, legal, both of West Bend, and Fred Eckley, -21, Terril, and Ethel Mae Smith, 22, Huthven. MRS. 3. E. MCDONALD TO.SPEAK AT MEETING Mrs. J. E. McDonald will speak on "Community Service" at the meeting of the American Legion auxiliary Thursday evening at 7:30 o'clock at the Y. M. C. A. There will be special music. The meeting place has been changed from the Y. W. C. A. rtr«;r»-.-*«fv' . - . - x -. - . . . . - - . true Home Comfort WELLESLEY A New Offering in Wedgewood Dinnerware WATCHES Blonehofm DIAMONDS S WEST STATE 2 Pair Stockings 89c Direct From the Pure Silk Mills Thursday, 2 to 5 P. M. First quality pure thread silk -- French heel -Cradle sole--glove fitting--SOO needle--ravel stop top. Seasonable shades. Noted for long wear. 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