The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on January 9, 1945 · Page 14
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January 9, 1945

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 14

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The COVER __ M a s o n £h* day and ob e - G NewSchools foi-OldhvCerro Gordo . ,, JL v brbvsmanf:. t\f ·- *·,,.. ~ 11 t^r-^-- «TM , 7^~ ~~ · :-------·:' -+ IDEMODELING ;and: im-t At provsment : of : r u r a l schools lias been going on in Cerro-Gprdo county since Miss Hazel V. Thomas, c o u n t y superintendent of schools, came.to the county 9 years ago. Lake No. 4 is a good example of this pro__ -.»-*v i*i. - fjuia {/ex?* «.---· of making new schools of old--or when this cannot be accomplished --building Now with oil heat, electrically controlled thermostat, so that the temperature js lowered on weekends and yet prevent freezing and with modern electric Pump and running, water modern inside toilets, lavor- atones for washing, and drinking fountains, t h i s school is among the best in the county. Lake No. 4 also has an £*?f" ent floor, although the A Modern remod light floors, .. oors, sealed and waxed, and kept m sanitary condition, the same as one would keep floors ln their ow Corn Yields and Greater Profits HYBRIDS SHEFFIELD. IOWA Here is a Hybrid tKot \»ill give good Hybrid performance on your farm . . . few hybrids are so well a d a p t e d fa overcome growing needs. own home, have been foremost among the p r o j e c t s that Miss inomas has been advocating in the county for the past 5 years. Old fashioned c o u n t r y schools have been more or less known for their pine board floors, heavily oiled, n rk ,, and ""sanitary. Now all the standard schools with new oir. remodeled floors, ..sealed and waxed, light Jn color for better re- flechon of light in the room and maintained by the pupils themselves as part of «TM £- tkenshi something new M1SS HAZEL THOMAS wraps. children are Rural school young ladies es and gentlemen. And the P h y s i c a l remodeling · of many of the older schools has . d o n e much to bring about this change. Lighting, also has under- ne , is in the ape appearance of country school And no -where are there httle muddy feet running i n for H niC6ly P° !ishe d floor, for these youngsters know tne meaning of keepinjr their iloors neat and tidy gone a change, in rural schools. Efficient lighting ty with eyestrain. - ----- ""ig systems have been worked out for health's sake. And new equipment for modern education has been installed, including file eases for .teachers and reference books. "For Iowa" clubs, as fa-' mmar to rural school children of Cerro Gordo county today as the cow or horse was to the youngsters who trouped to country school back in the days of "grand- mama- and grandpapa, also nave been sponsored by Miss Thomas. It is through the For Iowa" clubs that rural children learn their citizens ft.! p, parliamentary procedure and ways of conduct- mg business meetings. Current events are usually discussed in this club and it is through this club that the members decide ' - has a program at which current events are read and maps are brought out to see where events are taking place around the world. This Js the time when entertainments are presented. War savings stamps also are purchased regularly by the children. Miss Thomas is the county school chairman for pupils purchases of war stamps and bonds. When a rural school has 90 per cent of its_ enrollment participating in the purchase of stamps and bonds, it is awarded a Minute Man banner. This must be maintained each month, however *"- if the school falls below 90 per cent participation --- banner must be turned face to the wall. On the back is a picture of Uncle Sam s a y i n g , "You Let Me Down!" . ·,-Every week rural school children discuss c u r r e n t events. Each pupil has h-'s own copy of "My Weekly Header, printed according to the grade.each pupil is in, tne primary, group, of course receiving much easier reading copies printed in larger papers that ne older pupils receive. -Topics from these readers re^ discussed by the students in informal recitation neriods in which the children sit in groups of their own age- and more or- ?ess talk over the problems' to be discussed with the teacher thus getting entirely away rrom the classroom idea of recitations. . , of the schools also have-. their. own little news- naper, and each week with tne teachers bulletins the students also receive a bulletin edited for them by ·Sarah Gordo. , School is a tot · different today than in former years and.much of, the credit must , mus go to Miss Thomas as eoimtv ·"·· -.t\*u vjtt/oa carry out the milk project . , - , - -- " * « · J-". vj CU U And once a week the club Countryside TTlie irr 4-1, ,, _ j i _ o » t t a d .. . Plant a hybrid seed corn that will take no time out from planting until maturity . . . a hybrid corn that is de sirable for this particular territory .. . a seed that will simplify yOU r corn growing problems. END'S ADAPTED HYBRIDS "»*v+^^j T I I I U U U -·-·--"·' .Jie sweet, ephemer al holiday unreality. Sufl's sisfer Catharine a nurse at Hochester, sent the bov a packase of small puzzles m her Christmas box to them I seems that there are in HorfJes- ,J»L S ,? ve gltt Or novelty shops nn^arsT/o^S o^ other, no doubt intended to s isfy an understandable need in such a medical center, where time ,, S o often heayy Qn SHEFFIELD, IOWA Bur whether such puzzles should ever be allowed to e? cape out of Rochester is, however, another question. The package from their Aunt Catharine included a puzzle lah^lpH "Dad's Puzzler." It comes in a square flat box, abo ut the size of a cigatet case, and inside are 3 pieces of wood of varvinz- sue These 9 pieces cover the Dottom O f the box, except for 1 vacant space. The trick is to move a certain large block from one corner to another, and all wiJhout lifting, romping or tnrnl _ ! mg any of the pieces. * * * nv , W ~, I . it . lookef l cas y- an «J since on Christmas day we ourselt were convalescing from a belated case of chickenpox, (belated m the sense that we should have had it 30 years ago. and thought all the time we had al- oureelf^n fi.?' We cons !dered ^rt»i ^ Proper physical condition and mental mood to tackle any puzzle, outside of the Elwell murder case. So practically all day mas we worked on that puzzle ine longer we worked at it the more exasperated and became. We have no\ h , th the puzzle, we are still in the dark about how to solve ? We freely admit that the puzzle has us stumced, and with this d is known as "Dad's TOQC T.""T was e °P5Tighted ~ 1926 by J. w. Hayward If we knew where Mr; HayTv'ord lived and it wasn't too far we would go to see him. We'are anxious to-meet a man of his talents. In the meantime, °hould any of our readers know something about this puzzle, please write us immediately. . * * * , the oldest boy, E ot a so----J pyramid puzzle. We had always thought that there «-as n^ S ^ PlzzIe about the original nvranueis m Errpt; for instance, ~" me huge blocks were hoisted to the top. Joe's nuzzle con- ··=·· of 4 diabolicallr- shaped i of wood which, properly together, form a perfect Joe, too, has given up his pnzzlc. He claims that his look alike to us, * . * · * . We see right now that WP would have been a faille as I doctor. If we cannot solve these small puzzles that come out of Rochester, what would we do T t . working on a puzzle you 3 H nSr time Th " w5 rails ou and you resent the inter ruption. How can you eat your dinner when that puz^e stm · def les you? You finally bolt /our r a 1 d - hurry bacfc : ^ the « , * ' , , Whlch calls to you like the fmkly temple bells of Man! dalay called to the British sot The afternoon wanes v faUs ' and the »SS _ farm make noises for heir food. But the nuzzle h^ you in its grip, and yo? cea" only Because you have'a Split! mg headache. ' Speaking of farm animals making noises, isn't it funnyThat he advertising of hunger by ^. ? wi, 0es " ot extend to Ihe en? When a horse is hun-ry ^ nC K ghs ' a cow bellows, a heep baas, a hog squeals. But h t° Poor o W biddy suue ; Hence. Not only that, when she estows food upon mankind she ackles. It would almost seem nat tlie Lord, m creating the en, got one small piece in vrong. * * * But if hens cackled when hungry, jost think of the clamor of 500 hens when the farmer slept Most Iowa farmers h a v e learned that getting their pullets '

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