The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on March 24, 1939 · Page 7
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 7

Mason City, Iowa
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Friday, March 24, 1939
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE ^^ ^^ . .--, __ _____ umx\jn v^lJ. i ULiVJCii-UAZiJli 1 IJtU Tell Responsibilities, Opportunities of Schools TEACH THEM TO PAY AS THEY GO IS HILL'S PLEA Four Speakers Address . Opening Banquet of Teachers Convention "Responsibilities and Opportunities of Public Schools in 1939" were pointed out by four prominent speakers to those attending the opening dinner of the annual convention of the north central district of the Iowa State Teachers association. Miss Jessie Parker, state superintendent of public instruction, and George Eaton, superintendent of Forest City schools, discussed the subject -from t h e teacher's · point, of view, while H. C. "Clint" Hill.iOsage editor, and Mrs. J. · Curtis Amen, Mason City, presented the layman's point of view · to the ,crowd that packed the wedgewood room in the Hotel Hanford. "If we laymen have anything to ask of you teachers, it's to bring up a generation .to pay as they go " asserted Mr. Hill as he opened the . discussion. Money For Pensions .'.'I see the state senate-'just passed your pension bill," he observed. "You Had better teach someonfe to make enough money to pay your pensions," he continued, his speech alternating between cleverly barbed witticisms and pointed suggestions. "You turn out too many WPA workers now--white collared ones ' at that. They don't even know which end of a shovel to lean on. "The -worst influence on modern youth is the average home. It is even worse than your schools. Why couldn't we have a generation start off all square, knowing nothing about installment buying. "Our families of 30 or 40 years hence must be considered now," he closed. Miss Parker continued the discussion by pointing out that -the teachers m u s t recognize t h e school's responsibility for character education. Spoiled Favorite Alibi "The psychologists spoiled our favorite alibi when they discovered that I. Q. is governed largely · by environment" she warned her .listeners.-,"We must change our : educational program to care for individual." wtfudying pupils' ta'lents," the su- [:perintendent suggested, continuing to point out specific needs. The . children should learn the principles and workings of our democratic government. The schools need to set up a mental and erao: tional health program. A plea to the teachers to stop selling Iowa, themselves and their profession short closed her talk. "Start selling yourselves and your profession by indicating the good points and stressing'the im- 666 S«I»e-Noj« Drop. SALVE relieves COLDS pries I0c 25e Men Entertain Teachers--Teachers Entertain Men ».·» L? ! provements you intend to make," was the gist o£ her advice. "Democracy" Is Theme Taking "democracy" as his theme, Mr. Eaton admitted that there is a feeling that we have not taken as great pains to develop loyalty to our form of government as some nations have to instill loyalty to"fascism or'naziism. The principles of democracy are not thoroughly understood, he insisted, placing the responsibility on the teaching profession. "We should teach the principles of freedom and its value." he asserted. "Children should learn the difference between liberty and license." Lack of law obedience is greatly in evidence now and to some extent it is the fault of fhe teacher the superintendent claimed. He proceeded to list three of the essentials which should be offered by the modern school system: Essentials of Teaching 1. The fundamentals of communication and mental ability "One pi our biggest responsibilities is to teach children to think," 2, Knowledge: Related informa- Housewives Praise New Cleanser Brings Back the Luster to "Cloudy" Porcelain-- Removes "Kitchen Stains" Housewives are enthusiastic about Bnlc-ue-- the neiv-fuahitineil cleanser nas appoarctl in the better zn»- ' " " ( , the bes.uful. eo « wwte lo prrhUwl-Jt B tfcj S ret rea)ly modern cte»a!Kr, sei«*i6«*v e«»J pouoAsd Ur the on W BxxW Wb.1 room *wLkrfti«a x*««»od « i , l ] , «« »· find it does more tW tW. fc'avch " J and n«t e»w*«( by Joky S.J eels, Bnte-iie conUms a water *rfu erver lo cut grease-- and this. »f course also protects yovr hands X i? U ^ a ? 1 *" rcsure the '"*·«· *· jour oathtul), lavatory, ninlc. ranire, and ice-box, just try Brite-iit, the new-fashioned cleanser for modem kitchens and bathrooms. Ask your grocer for today! j ^ * -^^^^ .,-/.: tlon concerning the world atout (i 3. Sound ideals and standards- Character is built every minute of the day." "Education i s making men," was hts-closing statement. Democracy also was the keynote of Mrs; Amen's remarks. Democracy is . very nice, but why does it have to be saved every 20 years or so?" she queried. Present concern over democratic principles and their installation m our youth is traceable to the mass youth movements in European totalitarian states, she said. Denounces Parent Critics 'Admitting that she had once been a member of the teaching profession herself, she launched into a clever denuncation of the complacency with which modern parents criticize the teachers while failing to take their proper part in _ education of the children. Are our homes and schools democratic?" she asked, suggesting that such a principle should te taught also by precept. 'We can't fight ideas like communism by banishing them. We must fight them with other ideas --by education," was her parting challenge to the teachers. W. Earl Hall, Mason City, member of the state board of education, acted as toastmaster and introduced the speakers, including Miss Agnes Samuelson, former state superintendent of public instruction and now secretary of the state teachers associations. She brought greetings to the convention from Miss Mary Baker. Davenport, state president of the association. Ellen Smith Is Soloist Between speeches Miss Ellen smith, head of vocal music in-' struction In the Mason. City high school, sang two solos. She was accompanied by MIs« Miriam Marston. ,, c ° mmun!t y singing following the banquet was led by J J fitz- «f"%. leader of and assisted by TM Chamber of Commerce glee R. S. Irons, Mason City superintendent of schools, was general chairman, assisted by Miss Emma Kenm as chairman of the reception committee. , ^ e , dinner committee was headed by Mi ss Sara Schuler, chairman, and included Miss Florence O'Leary. Miss Lena Nicholas and Harold Palmer Decorations including floral arrangements in the dining rooms and novelty place cards and programs of cork, leather and paper were prepared by a committee including Miss Mildred Keith chairman, Miss Helen DeSart' Miss Mabel Durfey, Miss Rosalie Greenwalt Miss Helen Massey and Miss Dons Piper. Diamonds FEATURE VALUE Perfect blue white 15 point centet stone with two Diamonds in mounting $34.50 -- CONVENIENT TERMS -MURRAY JEWELRY CO. . After members of the Chamber of Commerce Glee club entertained a packed house of teachers with a minstrel show at the Hotel Hanford Thursday night, the teachers reciprocated by entertaining the men on the dance floor. Above is pictured the minstrel cast. Dr. Raymond P. Kunz is reeling off one .of his stories while his colored brothers (left to right) Fred Shaffer, W, Earl Hall and "Shorty" Loring pay absolutely no attention. J. J. Fitzgerald directed the chorus. Ralph Geer was accompanist. Below is picture proof that the glee club members accepted the invitation of convention officials to remain for the dance "whether married or not." Hank Hook, interlocutor for the minstrel show, is renewing acquaintances with a University of Iowa classmate. Miss Ann Finn, teacher in the 'Fenton high school. Facing the camera at the left is Morris Traub of . Mason City. Ix«fc photos, Kayenay engravings) ·SO ATTEND SHOWER BURT--About 40 attended a lower given for Mrs. Leonard- Varner who was formerly Evelyn Hertedt at the Lutheran church asement Friday afternoon. CALLED BY ILLNESS DOUGHERTY -- Mr. and Mrs. Roy Riggins were called to Zion, 111., by the serious illness of his father, P. D. Riggins. NO SCHOOL HELD THOMPSON--There was no school Friday at the local schools; as the teachers attended the teachers convention at Mason City Friday and Saturday. | WE CUT BBAKDED QUALITY BEEF ALWAYSJ Shop With Confidence National Tea CO. 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Glee Club Puts on Minstrel Show Teachers Hear Gags on Education Spiced With Music Parodies Rolling in with two piping hot southern airs, "Dixie," and "Way, Way Down South," the Mason City Chamber of Commerce Glee club entertained visiting teachers with a minstrel performance, "Jollies of 1939," after Thursday evening's banquet session. Song parodies and gags on education and educators spiced the one-hour performance. One of the highlights was a trumpet trio, by three generations ot trumpeters Sterling Prusia, Bob. Runyon and John Kunz. Their director Carleton L. Stewart, joined in on the flourishes. Blacked up In ft e best minstrel style were the four end men. Dr. Kaymond F. Koni, Fred Shaffer, W. Earl Hall and W. V. "Shorty" Lorlne, who exchanged banter with Interlocutor Hank Book. Two quartet numbers were chortled by Director J. J Fitzgerald, Charles Dalin, James Archie and Larry Reardon. George. Brown, executive secretary of the Iowa High School Athletic association, came in for a good deal of ribbing during the show, the nub of which was the following parody on the "John Brown tune, as soloed by Fred Shaffer: George BromT* action* get a panning every day; Georga Brown la going, ttiifi what the papers say; George Brown is done for; they just won't let him stay, But his, job goes marcbing on. Larry Reardon offered his version of modem education in a number of verses, tuned to "My Bonnie," in which the glee club chorused after each verse' Guidance, child guidance! Children with problems become serene, Nenros and psychos, We cure them with mental hr- frfene. Archie, Dalin and Hall also poked jibes at the teachers via the solo route. An old favorite was given the following slant by the singers: School days, school days. Strictly modern school days Where's readln- and writln' and 'rlthmetic? Where have they gone with that "hickry" stick? Bring up the child, do not chastise; That's not the way to help him rise. We. teachers have learned to temporize And be psychologically wise. School days, school days, Gone are ail the old ways Read in 1 and wrMIn' and 'rilh- metlc They were thrown out cause they made us sick. Now we create with pots of glue, Hammer and saw and a nail or two, They help us to pot the idea through We're just the "Activity Kids." !:'·· il · W North Iowa Used Car Week Ends SATURDAY! Before It's Too Late - Select Your Car! MORTHJOWA Yes Sir! North Iowa Used Gar Week ends Saturday night. March 25. If you are not one of those fortunafa persons who rook advantage of the special offerings for thit week, then don't delay another minute , . . H U R R Y to your dealer right NOW. There are many good sound reasons -why it is to your advantage to buy a better used ear before Saturday night . . . the prices are right . . . the season is right and the values are greater! This event gives you the opportunity to get a newer, better :ar for very little moneyl So, don't delay . . . »ee your dealer NOW! Bring in your OLD cor--drive out a BETTER car! BIRUM-OLSON COMPANY 3J6 N. Federal Ave. CERRO GORDO NASH CO. 1 1 5 N. Delaware Ave. FOLSOM AUTO COMPANY 19 Third Street N. E. HART MOTORS, (nc. 120 N. Delaware Ave. See Any of These Co-operah'ng Mason City Automobile Dealers: INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER COMPANY 23 Sixth Street S. E. L A P I N E R MOTOR CO. 125 S. Delaware Ave. JEWEL MOTORS, Inc. 305 N. Federal Ave. JOHN GALLAGHER, Inc. 116 S. Delaware Ave. LIEN NELSON 612 S. Federal Ave. NORTH IOWA MOTORS 520 N. Federal Ave. PRITCHARD MOTOR CO. 202 First Street S. E. S. and R. CHEVROLET CO. 18 S. Washington Ave. THE CAR MARKET 18 Second Street S. E. ZENOR MOTOR CO. 21 Second Street S. W. CONSULT THE GLOBF GAZETTE WANT AD SECTION FOR NORTH IOWA USED CAR WEEK B A R G A I N S

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