Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on March 21, 1931 · Page 19
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Mason City, Iowa
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Saturday, March 21, 1931
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NEVADA BACK TO OLD WILD DAYS Gambling Joints Mo Longer Fear to Run Games Openly. RENO, Nev., March 21. OP)--With legal games of chance running full speed ahead, Nevada appeared today, to be emerging from Its past and living again .the lively times of the frontier. · . Various gambling establishments formerly operated" surreptitiously were crowded with three card monto, faro bank, keno, five ball, roulette, twenty-one, crapa and chuck,-a-luck holding forth in the open a s o f yore. . . . · ' . .Chief "of Police J, M. Kirkley does not share the belief that licensing of gambling will result in flooding of .the. city with "riff-raff." COWRIE MAN NEW TEACHERS'HEAD . (Continued Frona 'Pago 1). . . . . the Junior college situation In Iowa, Saturday morning· delivered an address on the obstacles and inefficiencies that, arise because of the element of fear. Fears, he said, Interfere with the success of the educational'system : and even tend to keep education from reaching the standard it otherwise would. He referred particularly 1 to the fact that many teachers, Instead of supporting movements for higher educational standards, attempt to defeat progress for they are. afraid they will be eliminated in the weeding out processes that would follow. They Cause Fears. Professor Ensign also talked on fears that instructors often instil in their pupils, cramping their performance and greatly 'reducing their efficiency. He Jiientioned an instance in his own teaching career of a student who was so afraid he could not make progress,; but who after he was thru' with the course became better acquainted with the professor and lost the rear Interference.. "The improvement of human he- ings is today a community problem, and is the most important problem which the 'modern -community has to solve," Said Mr,. Reed. "The modern school system Is just one social agency engaged in this great'task. In the complex life of the modern city, many other social agencies are contributing to the solution of this problem. "Our survey of organized, informal, adult education in the city of Minneapolis during the past year showed over seven hundred clubs and organizations Indicating that their major objective was educa: tion. . . ' During the past 50 , years, there have been constantly increasing demands upon the public school system. The school has accepted these increased responsibilities, which bring with Uaein-many complex relationships between the school and , other social agencies,- .''· lists Fundamental Reasons; '· "There are certain fundamental reasons why there Is a problem'of articulation between the school system and the community. 1. The schools have often entered Into competition with other social agencies' instead of cooperating with them and help( ing to make them more effective. An Illustration of this is the relationship between the school and the home.'The school in its zeal for service has assumed many of the duties .of the home, and has attempted to coerce parents instead of improving the home by the slower process of instruction. Z. Schools are traditionally conservative. Teachers are primarily interested in transmitting the culture, of the past to', the present and the future, and many teachers are not familiar with the rapid changes in In- · dustry and business life during the last 50 years. 5. Teachers" deal with children, .and are in 1 the habit of having their decisions' accepted without question or argument. 4. Business leaders fall to realize that schools have changed just as much In the last 50 years as have factories, and stores, and that the school ·which they attended is not a safe and · accurate gauge by which to measure school proteins today. , 6, The new terminology arid technique o£ school procedure are not understood by the average citizen. 6. The widespread interest in adult education Is expressing itself in many informal agencies for meeting the educational needs and ambitions of everybody. '. '/Problems in adjustment are brot about by the actual entrance into the community of the product of the public- school. The purpose of education is adjustment. How well do the young people who represent the product of the 1 public school system adjust themselves to the life of the community ? ' T o what extent do pupils of the lower intelligence levels become self-supporting anc law-abiding members of society? "How much waste, of time and energy is there in this process of adjustment? Tho answers to these questions and many others dealing mth this phase of articulation were sought In the several studies which were carried on during the past year trt the city of Minneapolis and in the state of Minnesota. Drop Out of School. "PupWs who drop out ot school at lower levels are a discouraged Unsuccessful group. Yet our study would Indicate that they are rnucn more successful in' the community than they were in school. They'ho Id their jobs^ fairly .well, earn good wages, and are self-supporting, self- respecting citizens. It is unfair to label boys and girls of this type as early in life because they have failed in school when judged by academic standards which are quite artificial and too difficult for them. · ' . · ' . . ' · . . · · . · "Apparently about three-fourths of these young people left "school to take positions requiring so little in the'way of specific skills that they could be learned in less than a week. There is little profit In' the school teaching trades that dri not exist, or teaching trades in a dlf- 'forent form from which they are practiced. These, findings would indicate that it is probably more important to, teach these young people health, use of the English language, 'an understanding of industrial con-, ditioris, duties and privileges of citizenship, how to spend their earnings wisely, how to utilize periods of unemployment, and to develop habits of industry, initiative, and responsibility rather than to attempt to prepare them for specific trades. . Study Encouraging. "The study of "mentally retarded pupils in 'industry Is rather encouraging. There Is evidently a definite place for young people of this type in industry. Seventy per' cent of them were employed at the time of the interview, and most of them had. been employed rather steadily since leaving the special class. Over 75 per cent of them are good citizens, doing simple jobs well on small wages. , /'The study of the characteristics of evening school students shows that they are favored by greater maturity, by greater earnestness, by greater desire to learn than day sohool students. They are, of course, working under very obvious handicaps; yet. our careful study would seem to indicate quite conclusively that, in spite of the handicaps under which they work, they achieve as much as day school students. These results indicate that provision for educational opportunities for evening- school students Is very much worth while. "As the public school system accepts the responsibility for adult education, many problems appear. It is necessary that the schools approach e problems in a sympathetic way,, and avoid the danger of destroying the vitality which,now exists- in Informal adult education by formalizing, institutionalizing, and standardizing it This is one of the most important Issues in modern life.'-'. Music for the morning: session included several numbers by the Mason City grade school orchestra under the direction of W. A, Storer. 'Assembly singing, was led by Walter Grimm of the Winona State Teachers college. 62 ARRESTED IN RAIDS ON DENS 56 of Those to Be Fingerprinted in Sioux City Are Womef; 1 . SIOUX CITY, March 21. (ff)-Sixty two persona, arrested In raids on 30 alleged liquor arid' gambling joints, were .to te ^fingerprinted and photographed 'by police today, Earl Morgan, head of the raiding squad, said.. , · ' - · · · :.: : :. - · In the forays last night detectives and policemen .worked In 'conjunction. The^ raids'were conducted at the orders of P. H. McBrldge, public safety superintendent. Morgan sald'that any of ,the group who cannot show he has a legitimate occupation will be booked on a vagrancy charge. . ''' · Fifty-six of the 62 persons arrested were women. who still linger in already are drafting DROP SHOWN IN TAX COLLECTION Statement for March 19 Far Below That of Same Day . 'Last Year. WASHINGTON, March 21. U-'Another sharp drop In Income tax collections as compared with ' the same day last year was shown today in the treasury's statement fo'r March 19 and further increased apprehension of- treasury officials :hat the total income tax receipts :his year would be below the ?400,000,000 mark. The amount reported on March 19 totaled only $44,178,143 as/compared with $70,652,867 last year. The collection brot the total for the month to $239,123,891, more than $100,000,000 below that for the same number of · ciays In Marcti 1930, when they totaled $384,853,426. For the fiscal year the income tax collections had dropped more than $200,000,000, totaling since las July 1, 51,410,555.005, as comparer with $1,637,487,563 in the same pe riod of last year. On the same date a year ago, 1;h treasury had a surplus of $22,370.706. Last Thursday it had a deficit of $628,702,172. For the month of March to date the treasury bad run $320,824,285 behind its expenditures while last March for the same period it had collected $225,083,855 more than It had spent. CHILDREN TO HAVE HOOVER ATTENTION , ^Continued From Pare 1). ' trast existed) for Porto Rico's and Lhe.Virgin islands' children and Arkansas, Kentucky's and the children in the rest of the drought- stricken region nearer home than America's insular possessions.' ! ' * * . * ' 1 '· O F COURSE the parallel will be drawn anyway. Indeed, various senators and representatives .Washington statements, doing their 'best' to de- tfeiop it as strongly as possible. Many more, who have returned .to^ their widely-scattered constituent cies, frpm-ocean to ocean and from the Canadian border to the Gulf of Mexico, may fairly'be presumed to be preparing to loose similar utterances. But there 3s no such kick behind a, congressman's fulrainations in ths open air of the whole broad country and the same ones exploded within the confining walls of the senate chamber or the house of representa lives. A blast dissipates itself unless it is shut up somehow. A CONGRESSIONAL, howl will not "keep," either, for release when the opportunity presents itself. pf course] if unemployment and farm distress do happen to be just as bad as at present, or worse, nexs December, when the legislators finally get together, orators will be able to hark back to today, and point to Mr. Hoover's Caribbean voyage in behalf of the children ot Uncle Sam's insular wards after op posing the relief measures, which many considered necessary, in the interest .of those in many .parts of the continental "United States. But £he home situation'may have Improved in the meantime, at least it is to be hoped so. In that event tha contrast, which would be so effective now, if debated in congress, will have lost Sta timeliness. At best (or worst) it will be belated. E VEN with congress dispersed hither and yon, it is open to argument whether or not the white' louse "hand outs" dealing with the. residential tour have^ described its nirposes as tactfully/as might have jeen managed. A straight-out statement that Mr. Hoover needed a rest and some sea air would have been better, In the opinion of many critics. The truth seems to be that "young Teddy" Roosevelt, Porto Rico's ! Hooyerian governor general on his last visit in Washington, dii paint a distressing picture of child life on the island under his Jurisdiction, Mr. Hoover saw it close up as Roosevelt presented it, and it stuck in his mind--for Teddy has a ceal' of his father's gift for the gra phic and the forceful. i Maybe . Arkansas and KentuckV wcmld Save been more fortunate If they had had as capable an advocate as the heir, to a 'measure, at any rate, of the late colonel's stren- uoslty. As for Roosevelt, Porto Rico Is indebted to him. He conceives it to be his duty to get things done for h!a chaiges in his own bailiwick; not -to worry 1 about Arkansas and Kentucky. ' POT.rriCAL, ADVERTISEMENT POT.ITICAl, ADVERTISEMENT TO THE VOTERS OF MASON CITY: As a candidate'for city councilman, I wish to state I am unqualifiedly in favor of the present city manager government, administered by an experienced, efficient manager and if elected, I will do my best to see that the city is economically and efficiently governed. W. J. PAGENHART HOUSEKEEPING CAN BE MADE EASIER THERE WILL BE MANY HELPFUL IDEAS FOR YOU IN THE LECTURES BY MRS. RUTH CAMPBELL WHO WILL BE HERE NEXT WEEK TO CONDUCT THE MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE'S FREE AT THE HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY MARCH 24-25-26-27 The Cooking School will bring suggestions in methods to relieve tong hours in housework. This is not a matter of learning how*to cook or how to do housework, but the use of short cuts with appliances and tested methods to reduce time and labor. Many women feel that "Mother's housekeeping and cookery, the best in the world, are good enough for today." But mothers in those old days yearned, too, for new ideas and simpler methods. There Is a modem trend to devise simpler methods in food preparation and housework. Such ideas are welcomed by women who have interests other than spending the day in housekeeping routine. Gift Musical Program Starts at One O'Cloctt BRING YOUR PENCIL AND NOTEBOOK Gift MRS. RUTH CAMPBELL Lecture Will Start At 2P.M. BRING YOUR PENCIL AND NOTEBOOK 1 New Ideas to Save Time, Labor and Energy

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