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March 20, 1931

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 8

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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE MARCH 20 1931 JUDGE HARRY OLSON OF CHICAGO MUNICIPAL COURT HERE GIVES ADDRESS ON BIOLOGICAL FACTS (Continued From' Face 1). are in the 'set uji' of the full life's edition: Words, works, worth. · Words Are Feathery.' · "Words are those feathery things wafted hither or thither by change of tons or puff of fancy, or poisonous breath of malice or. scandal. Works--which meet tie challenge, "not so much buzz, Imt a littla more bizz." , "What is worth?' Anything is ·worth while that links yesterday with today and makes us stronger and happier for tomonow. Hr. closed the conference with this remark, 'Words, Work, .Worth, these three, but the.greatest o£ these, is worth.' . · . "The second factor in the'very warp and woof of the educational, fabric of our- commonwealth is that which silently as the bleaching V linen changes us in our selfishness by the tender message, *We all Be brethren, children of One loving Father, even the God Whose.glory the heavens declare. 1 . Has Compass in His Head. ;."Well may it be said, the edii-, catcd man is one with a compass in his head, and ' a magnet in hi heart. So I turned to the preachei ·who christens the. babe, leads, int.-, the baptisimal waters, reads the marriage vows, bows his .head . in communion, stands beside us at the open grave. If -these, mark sacreii moments in your life and my Ufa 'tis well his fellowship be-close with the boys and girls who will taka your place and my place not many years.hence: What:would he say? Jtist these .three words, first, Live ·know .{he measure of health an1 vigor.- Just at this moment th? parish nurse piped up and said, 'I used to teach school and tell 'era ior me that Live means, soap, sou^., and. sunshine.' "Some boys and girls sat in your school room yesterday who will never care to' read books as soon as the exams are over and the report shows . they passed. Some will scarcely scan the newspaper unless it be for an advertisement or a headline concerning some bandit or ·a. well known movie star. "Some may never clasp the hand of a preacher or , sit at .a table where grace is said, but every man and every woman has a chapter « life's book where the heartstrings lead" back to some distant memories of a place he* called home. . May Lose Appeal. "The press may lose its appeal when school' : days" are thru--its prayer or priest 'or pastor may unneeded bef yet as long as life, is, thots will play truant from shop or ' store, from farm or factory, from aut or place back to the one whose very blood is in our veins. "So Iiwent to a plain, unassum- tag.'inotherv and asked her., what ' ideals she would like 1 to have placed ia'the schoolroom before her children, because we are the ones to ring the rising bell in the dormitory of; a child's soul. In' an apologetic, manner she replied. " Td like to have you,' say.for me: If you;would know the secret of happy-living, take the uphill road till you ; pass the three'guideposts-- simplicity,, sincerity, service--but the greatest of these is service.'" .Cantata Presented ' The-.program Friday morning opened with the presentation of the cantata, "The- Legend of Sleepy Hollow," by a three-part chorus of fifth, sixth and seventh grade, pupils. The production was excellently presented and received hearty applause from the teachers. Later in the morning the Chicka- SB.W county, rural, teachers' chorus of 75 voices appeared on the platform under the direction of Supt. A. O. Vaala. - Assembly'Singing was led by an artist at that work, Walter Grimm W^inona State, Teachers' college. CHAIRMEN OF MASON CITY COMMITTEES Who Made Preparations for Teachers Convention Here Enrollment Committee HOSPITAL TO GET PART OF ESTATE Story of DogJWho Broke His Leg Behind Bequest of Miss Wendel. NEW YORK, March 20. UP--The New York Times today said the latn Miss Ella V. Von E. Wendel, last of her clan, had bequeathed to Flower hospital a considerable share of an estate estimated at $100,000,000? While her will has not yet been filed for probate, the Times said it had learned .definitely that the estate had been divided into 200 parts and that 35 parts would'go to the hospital. Back of the gift is a story of a dog that broke its leg. Many years ago, it is said, one of tha Wendel sisters took the. current tobey, one of a long line, to the hospital and n surgeon obligingly set its broken limb. Thereafter, the family contributed a total of $60,000 to tha institution. . Miss EUa Wendel died a week ago. She was one of five daughters and a son of tne late John Gottlieb Wendel, fur trader, real estate buyer and partner of the original John Jacob Astor. Lantern Explodes; Barn Near Osage Destroyed OSAGE, March 20.--The barn on the Jasper Helms farm was burned by the explosion of a lantern which Charles Logan, tenant, hung on a nail in the barn when ;he went out to do the chores. He attempted to save the stock but the fire sij3ad so rapidly that a horse, four cows, a calf and three hogs were burned; besides harness, tools, hay and grain. His loss was partly covered by insurance but Mr. Helms carried no insurance on the barn. The attitude of congress on the bonus is that 4,000;000 votes can't be wrong.--Dallas News. TEACHERS .. .WELCOME to Mason City and the LINCOLN CAFE We most cordially invite you to come to the Lincoln for food enjoyment. You'll like it here . . . the Luncheons and Dinners Till appeal. Fresh salads, ice cream treats, pastries of wonderful quality and goodness. Breakfasts served . . . order just what you like. Juicy steaks, choice chops for dinner. 'What food . . . and the surroundings here will delight you. ' WE HOPE YOtJ'LL, COME OVER TODAY Lincoln Sandwich Shop and Cafe 16-18 SECOND STREET NORTHEAST I JAMES RAE Arrangements MISS FLORENCE' O'LEARY Housing Committee MISS TOMMY PRIEST Admissions COMMITTEE HEAD JUDGE OLSON SPEAKS i "We do not know what some mind of the future will reach ou and grasp and the biological am psychological sciences will do more i'qr the human race than the physi cal sciences have done," declare Judge Harry; Olson of the Ohicag municipal court before a group o more than 1,000 teachers at th opening session of'the copvention a the high school auditorium Thura :. day night, * Judge Olson, formerly judge o the largest circuit court in th world, has spent 34 years suppres ping crime jn what he termed th ''greatest jurisdiction in the world; Before he became chief justice o the Chicago municipal court he act ed as prosecuting attorney In th district attorney's' office. ! "Mendels law was -rediscovere about 1900 and I found that the law of heredity was operating in huma b'eings gust as it was.in flowers, said Judge Olson. "The discovery o the chromosomes was .anotncr im portant step. The last time checked up on the matter, scientist discovered things so fast it Is difri ' cult to'keep up to date, the trai Connected with the first seve chromosomes had been discovered Now there are 24 human chromo someS.'.I asked a doctor how man traits he supposed the chromosome carried and he-answered perhaps ihilliori. No,,wonder we have trou Hes in our domestic cpiirts. · i. poctors Want -to-Marry. i "Young doctors want to get mar rled. They ;want. Roils-Royccs fo themselves,' Buicks for their wive and a Ford for the kids. They d not want to study mental and .erao tional diseases. i "They can do surgery, and medt cine doctors can cure diseases, bu' when they are asked to make feeble minded boy well or to cur. an emotional disease they cannoi do it because they don't know how ' "We are beginning all over the P. A. Leistra of Gowrie Is chairman of the executive com-- mittce, which was in charge' of the. arrangements for the convention. Other members of the. ·committee--- are · B. ·'.-.E.;; Beard, .Webster Oi(y»aJa.J.E. Smith", Buffalo Center; Prominent Educator at Convention of Teachers Professor of Education at Chicago University One of 'Speakers. ountry to see there is something ng with our attempts to curb rime. "The crime commission of Cni- ago has done a great-deal vof harm y thinking more severe penalties re .needed. In Europe a shorter untence for crime is given. · ·,- · Prlspns Arfe Filling. "Since .the enaction'Of the Baumea aw there' has been a filling up of ur prisons., Since" the tightening "of. he parole?we have, had more and .ore trouble in the prisons. -"When.he is emotionally wrong an-individuai is unable* to tell right rom wrong. Such a,person may dn, airly well until he is about 15 br'16' 'ears old. When he reaches the age )f. puberty he becomes morosfe and Toublesome. Adolescence w'th him s a troublesome time but the defects were present at birth and a trained teacher could have'picked urn out as such a'person while still in the cradles "Without the, proper! emotions, kindness, sympathy and other sentiments are impossible. The indiv^d- ual may be Intelligent b u t ' h e is morally defective. Emotional .defectives may even hold high public office. The public needs to beware 01 moral defectives., ' , "Boys who tear birds wings off or cut off cats tails are apt to:be moral defectives. Not all boys who do such things are defectives bu such acts are a bad sign. Crime Not Feeblemindedness. "Crime is not feebleminded. A feebleminded boy may be a good boy. But when bad--look out, the emotions are "The high emotional type usually goes to . the insane asylums It V not hard to spot. But the sub mora type is not easy to detect and often commits a · crime before the inrfl vidual is found. Then the Individua is sent to tne penitentiary allho h' is as insane as ttiose In th asylums. " " " " ' . , "From one half to one third o the inmates of our penitentiaric are moral defectives. You can sei how dangerous a prison can becom when 1,000 or so prisoners, most o whom are. insane, get loose. . "Prisons'should be supervised b doctors who know their .busines and not many doctors in the coun try do because the universities d not offer the right courses." The case of five boys accused o killing a girl was discussed b. Judge Olson] "The Volstead act wa. not responsible for the crime," b declared. "Altho the boy might'no have'committed the crime if he ha not been drunk, 'Intoxication was not the fundamental cause. / Crime Problem Not Economic. "The crime problem is not an eco nomic problem. We must watch th blood stream of the nation." Preceding Judge Olson's addres a concert was played by .the 15 piece North Central High Schoo band. The group was conducted by Gerald R.' Prescott, director of th Mason City high school hand, and Karl King, Fort Dodge, noted com poser who acted as guest conductor Forty-seven towns and 17 coun- One of the leading personalities at the convention of the North Central division of .the Iowa Teachers association is Dr. W. S. Gray of the University of Chicago,, who addressed the pedagogs Friday morn- .ing and also spoke at one of the conferences in the afternoon. Doctor Gray .is professor of education and dean of the college of education at the University ot Chicago. He was born and received his early education in Adams county, 211. After beinp: graduated from the Maplewood high school, Camp Point, HI., in 1904, he taught school for four years--one year in a rural school and three years as principal of a village school. From 1908 to 1910 he attended the Illinois State Normal university, receiving a two year certificate at the end of that period. He then* served for two years as principal of the training school at the Illinois State Normal university, -From 1912 to 1916 he attended he. University of Chicago for .three 'ears and Teachers' cpllege, Colum- iia university for one year, receiv- bg the S. B. degree from the Uni- ersity of Chicago in 1913, an M. A. egree, Columbia university, in 1914, nd the Ph. D degree from the Unl- ersity of Chicago in 1916. In the ummer of 1916 he was appointed o'an instructorship in the college of ducation, the t University of . Chiago, and was also appointed dean, which position he has held since. During his early years as instruc- or in the college of education he :ave · courses in methods, supervis- bn, and the teaching staff. He early jecarae interested in the field of reading and has devoted a large share of his time and energy to researches in that field, having pub- ished a series of monographs and books relating-to'the 'problem of reading instruction. During recent years he has also devoted much time to the problems of teacher training institutions, , particularly normal schools and teachers colleges. ' He is a member of a large number of national educational associations such as the N. E. A., the American Association for the Advance of Science, the National Society for the Study of Education,.the American Educational Research association, the Society of College Teachers of Education, and the American Association of Teachers colleges During the past year he made a nation-wide study for the National Advisory Committee on Illiteracy, the results of which are now available in the form of a manual for teachers of illiterate adults. He is also serving as a member of the Committee of Consultants o the National Teachers Training Study which is being made unde the direction of the Office of Educa tion. He is a regular contributor to many educational journals and pub li cations. ; DK. W. S. GRAY ties were represented. Only two re hearsals were held by the group Members are students from th seventh to the twelfth grades in elusive. An address of welcome was giv en by Mayor E. S. Selby. Invocation was spoken by the Rev. William Fi Spcrice, pastor of the First Methf 3ist church. President A. E. Rankin presided. ONE OF SPEAKERS Mrs. Hattie Moore Mitchell, dean of women at the Kansas State Teachers college, Pittsburg, addressed the teachers convention here Friday morning on "But the Greatest of These." Sfie taught school in Mason City In 1?92. Manager of AJgona Garage Missing 15 Days; Search Start ALGONA, March, 20--Will Palmer, proprietor of the local Chrys ler garage, has been missing 15 days and a search for him has been started. His wife and his parents Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Palmer, are a a loss to advance a reason for his disappearance. Plans Farewell Air Tour. ST. PAUL, March 20. UP)--Edwin L. LindeH of Minneapolis, retiring state adjutant of the Minnesota American Legion, will take off here Saturday on a farewell air tour o the state. 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