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^ TEN MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 20 · 1937 i j ) !, i' J of seeing pronounced weaknesses in some cases and near perfection headlines, make up style, print, and column rule in other cases. Others Give Talks. Miss Selma Terry, president of the Iowa Pen Women's society and professor of English at Iowa State Teachers' college, stressed points necessary.for the building of a good school magazine whether it be typed, mimeographed or printed. Miss Julia Myers, instructor o£ the commercial department of Iowa State Teachers college, discussed the methods of close correlation between the commercial and journalism departments. Miss Dora Holman, publicity director for Fort Dodge schools, explained how she co-operated with the city superintendent in publicizing the schools--both elementary and secondary. She also drew a comparison between the "College Campus," a school Fort Dodge Mes- the Cub Gazette. page in .the senger, and Miss' Doris Lumley, adviser of "Little. Dodger" at Fort Dodge, stressed style and makeup of the four page school publication. Presented Staff. Miss Tommy D. Priest, adviser of the Masonian, presented five members of her staff--Martin Yo- seloff, Bob Parrisli, Glen Buchanan, John Armentrout and Millie Negomir--who defined-and elaborated on their various positions on the yearbook staff. Allen Fatten of Kayenay Engraving spoke on ratio in good photography for print. The Wilson senior high of Cedar Rapids came from the northeast teachers division-to .note how the first division conference in journalism would be received by North lowans. . . . Professor Ruby gave a broadcast over KGLO at 5:30 ' while Professor Holmes was conducting the clinic at high school. : Bob Stoyles addressed the group oh weaknesses that are. apt to show up in the printed year books if there is'not a close contact between the printer and the year book staff. Sister Vivia, adviser of the Mason City Blue J of St. Joseph school, was introduced by Professor Holmes and she spoke briefly on the value of such a conference for members of a newspaper or year book staff. The" largest delegations besides the Mason Cityans were from Hampton. Northwood, Fort Dodge, Leland and Spencer. RUBY ADDRESSES JOURNALISTS ON SCHOOL PAPERS Prof, G, H. Holmes Leader of Conference on Publications. Aoout TO journalism students, instructors and guests gathered for luncheon Friday noon at the Hotel Hanford as part of the first north central journalism conference with Prof. Emery H. Ruby of Drake 'university as speaker. Commenting that Mason City is synonymous with accomplishment, Mr. Ruby spoke of the need for poise, a desirable balance iri an individual's characteristics, particularly in a young writer's. "Yours is a wonderful opportunity," he said. "It is up to you to go on and make the most of it. I wish I could see where you will be in 1947. Many of you will have finished college .and will be out in the world; You will have received new powers and you may fail to realize them. I hope you all get'what you ·want. . Cultivating Poise, "Yon should be interested in qultiyatirig poise in writing. A good 'newspaper writer doesn't ·write flippantly or crudely, he writes naturally. Newspaper, writing is hot literature; it is practical, · purposeful objective writing. The reporter must develop.the ability to see and understand. and to make the reader see arid understand. You learn to write for a newspaper by writing and writing and writing. If writing is hard for. you, stay away from newspapers. "Poise in thinking should be cultivated if you are to be successful. Learn where to strike the balance.between conservative and liberal opinions. Straight thinking is what you want and no jumping at conclusions. « WIH Sweat on. "Have poise in your enthusi-. asm. Journalism is a field of endeavor where you 'will probably sweat on the job. It is hard work, requires long hours at top speed under terrific pressure. You will need enthusiasm, but you can go too far. Professor Ruby also listed poise in responsibility, in experimentation, in decision, in-conversation, in courtesy, in 'emphasis, in appearance, in resourcefulness; iri making friends, in social relations. In concluding; he said that if a student can develop this poise, he can lead. Journalism helps in developing poise and so does dramatic art. Miss Elizabeth Graves who presided at the luncheon introduced the guests and students present. Talks at Conference., a - At the journalism conference at ^the high:sehool, the Drake univer- ~ -sity professor spoke on "New Ideas for Old Publications." "Does your paper look as if it were crowded with interesting hews?" he asked. "There is no reason why a high school paper should not be attractive and at the same time, newsy in appearance. "Since the World war, most newspapers have increased the size of their news heads to further the association between (big news) and large headlines. No responsible reader today would buy a newspaper with only 10 point heads. I believe headlines are chosen chiefly for psychological effect. -Large headlines and banners' make papers look more in- · teresting. This would be the first way, then, to make your newspaper look more interesting--to · increase the size of the head type. "The next way to make a paper look interesting, is to run more stories on page one. A page with few headlines looks barren and uninviting. The makeup editor should try to get as many large heads at the top of the page as possible, keeping the page both interesting and attractive at the same time.' "The third way to make a paper look interesting is by using boxes and italic headlines. There is no doubt that these devices give punch to the makeup. They must be used; however, with discretion. Cuts Important. ."The use of cuts will do probably more than anything else toward giving life to a newspaper page. This is a picture age. Many school publications have capitalized on engravings used in the annual, by using them in reduced sizes in the newspaper at little cost Many publications borrow ' cuts from local newspapers. "The fifth way to make a paper look interesting is to change the makeup from issue to issue. I don't mean to change the style of headlines. Rather; to change the combination of headlines from issue to issue. ; "What I have said about the makeup of the front page applies with even greater force to the makeup of the inside pages. It has been said a great many times' that most high school editors spend their entire time on the front page. A good paper should be good all the way through. In other words, the inside pages should be made just as interesting, comparatively, as the front page. The inside pages of most high school papers look very uninteresting, mostly because they carry few large headlines. Remember, too, that the evaluation of stories on the inside pages is not based on the evaluation of stories on the front page." Holmes on Program. Prof. G. H. Holmes of Iowa State Teachers' college was leader and closed the conference with a half hour i illustrated clinic on North' Iowa papers as he threwjon the screen enlarged productions of photographic slides he had made the last month of papers mailed to him from the north central district. · · . : .Students and advisers were ^^..uc luiuu 4U i i,, c .-·','keenly interested in that method I a new school building. New Leaders of Perm College Dr. Edwin Henry McGrew, left of Pasadena, Cal., has resigned his pastorate with the First Friends church there to return to William Pcnn 'college of Oskaloosa as president. Prof. Paul N. Russell, right, becomes vice'presitlent and C. V. Stanley of DBS Monies finance director. (Iowa Daily Press Photos) Says Influence of Good Teacher Beyond Measure Miss Agnes Samuelson Gives ^ Mann's Description of a Good School. "The influence of a good teacher is beyond measure," said Miss Agnes Samuelson, state superintendent of public instruction, in addressing the closing session of the north central division ( of the Iowa State Teachers association at the high school auditorium Saturday morning. "You can't measure h u m a n values like you can 20 words in spelling," she added, as she began the presentation of "Horace Mann's Description of a Good School." "This year of 1937 marks the one hundredth anniversary of his great service to the Massachusetts state board of education. All life memberships in the National Education association this year will be called Horace Mann memberships. Crusaded for Schools. BORAAS ADVISES READING STUDY St. Olaf .Professor Talks Before Rural Teaching Representatives. Dr. Julius Bpraas of St. Olaf college, Northfield, Minn., speaking before rural teachers of Cerro Gordo and neighboring counties in the large court room of the .local courthouse, delineated -the steps accomplished by the teaching profession in the progress of proper instruction of children learning to read Despite this marked progress, however, there are still many theories in this type, of instruction which must-be weighed and experimented with before any system approaching the ideal will be reached, Dr. Boraas opined. · "Note the implications of speed, comprehension, phonics, vocabularies, silent readnig, oral reading, work-type reading, appreciateTM, pastime reading, eye movements, optimum length of lines, best kind of paper, types, etc. Note the use o£ additional reading material fitted to the basic range to give mastery of words and phrases by many repetitions. Note also the use of many devices, such as flash cards, etc. Matters to Consider. "Have we arrived, or are there yet problems to be solved? Consider the following matters: "Are we sure the pupils really digest and assimilate what they read in such a manner that mental vigor is attained? f "Is there a law of diminishing returns? If Mr. A reads twice as much as Mr. B, will he be twice as wise and efficient? "Is it possible to be well read in some lines'and to be quite illiterate in other lines? May a person be a good reader of school books and yet be a poor reader of newspapers and magazines so that he remains quite ignorant about modern social, economic, or civic matters? Value of Reading. "If reading should do for our mental life what food does for our bodily life, then it should lead to worth while activities and should enable us to adjust ourselves to our environment, to improve it in some measure, and to attain a fair degree of happiness. Do those who read much seem to get such results? "Individual development in the arts of reading should lead to higher and higher levels both of standards and of achievement. "Have we also recognized the bearings of reading on social intelligence, industrial intelligence, moral judgment, artistic discrimination, and spiritual insights? In other words, has reading functioned effectively in enabling pupils and adults to recognize values and to choose aright in their practical living? "What can we do to make reading and thinking function together more effectively?" "His crusading in behalf of the common 'school, his efforts' to establish public schools . in charge of carefully chosen and especially prepared teachers are recorded in history. "Now what did he say about the good teacher? Listen to this, written in 1846: 'A good teacher will make up for many deficiencies and imperfections such as want of books and apparatus. A good teacher is.to a school 1 what Milton said the sun was to the natural world-TT-both eye arid soul.--There may. be a convenient room suitable books . . . ample apparatus . . . with other desirable means of instruction . . . but if a school has not a good teacher---a life-giving .and a light-giving head to apply, direct, and control all-you may as well close the doors and write upon the walls "Icabod" as attempt to do anything . . . for no, glorious works will result. In Prussia, so much do they identify the prosperity of the school with the character of the school, that they have a saying, "As is the Master, so is the school."' "It is not new to say 'As is the teacher, so is the school, 1 but it is as true today as it was a hundred years ago. Classifying Essentials. "As I try to classify his essentials of, a good teacher, I find six main points. I shall number each one as I give them so you may jot them down for further discussion in teachers' meetings. The points are not rated 'in order ot importance and are not to be considered as complete. 1. "Sound health seems to be what he me?.ns by the statement that the teacher should be a first- rate specimen of humanity. He talks about a sound constitution and firm health. He goes on to say that teaching calls for more wear and tear on the system . . . more children. In 1846, Worthy Putnam, superintendent of schools of Chautauqua county, New York, asked Horace Mann to write a letter to the 20,000 school children of that county. The letter was widely published. You may read the entire letter in Joy Elmer Morgan's book. 'Horace Mann, His Ideas and Ideals.' Get in touch with Mr. Morgan directly at the office of the National Education association. The book is available for 25 cents per copy. "The letter to the school children had three parts--a purpose for everything, things to avoid, and things to do. I shall mention the six things to do, using his language: (1) 'You were made to be industrious.' (2) 'You were made to be temperate.' (3) 'You were made to be clean and neat in your person and in your dress, and gentlemanly and ladylike in your manners." (4) 'You were made to be kind, o) You were 'made to learn.' (6) 'You were made to be moral and religious. 1 " TEACHERS DANCE AS HOTEL BURNS WITHOUT DANGER Pedagogs Say "On With the Dance" as Firemen Fight Nine Story Fire. Rome may have burned while Nero fiddled, but the dancing school teachers here to attend the North Central Iowa association convention, averted what could easily have been a panic at the Hotel Hanford Friday night as fire roared, smoked and crackled lip the grease vent through nine stories of pipe, while firemen crawled over the building like.ants trying to extinguish the blaze. Informed there was no danger, the teachers danced on, with partners provided through the assistance of the Junior Chamber of Commerce and a "Call f o r . All Men" over KGLO, and when hotel guests saw that the pedagogs were not alarmed, all.was quiet. Firemen worked for 2 hours and 24 minutes, however, before they could assure Manager "Tad" Martin of the Hanford that the last spark had been extinguished. And Mr. Martin could not rest easily until every room had been ventilated and the last effort made for the safety and comfort of his guests. . Fire In Flu. The fire broke out in the grease flu of the hotel leading READ THIS FIRST: A cable from America excites the interest of the stenographer in the dingy law office of Stuckey Stuckcy, London. NOW GO ON WITH THE STORY CHAFTEK 2. In some unexplained.way lawyers, and particularly solicitors, usually carry in their faces the unmistakable stamp of their profession. You can recognize them a mile off. Charles Oliver Stuckey, however, was a pronounced exception to this rule. He bore none of the generic markings of the legal profession. Of medium height, with a sturdily built frame faintly suggestive o£ approaching corpulence, his hair was fair, curly, and abundant, and, so far from there being anything hawklike in his appearance, his nose was short, fleshy and with a distinctly unlegal tilt. The strength of the broad capacious forehead was largely offset by the smallness of his rounded indeterminate chin. For worldly success, a physiognomist would have said, it would have gone better with him , had his forehead been molded along less generous lines and his prognathous. jaw made more mental exertion and fatigue than almost any other work. "Poise is probably the best word for his next point in the makeup of the good teacher. He- dwells upon the need of good common sense and a well-balanced mind . . freedom from hobby riding . . even temper." "Training seems to be the modern term for his emphasis upon knowledge and skill. "Love of children and love of the work . , . he said-were essential. I wish you could read these pages where he talks about the teacher's duty to welcome each new group, to prepare them for the journey of life, and to speed them on their way . . . and again to welcome, to prepare, and to speed . . .always a new work . . . always a new thrill, because the TEACHERS SEE 'VAGABOND KING 1 Final;Presentation of H. S. Operetta Given on Friday Night. France, in the time of Louis XI, was brought to the high school stage Friday evening when the Vagabond King" was presented by tliie vocal department for the North Central Teachers convention. The performance, polished by three previous public presentations, was enthusiastically received by the large audience of teachers. In a tavern setting, Act I scored with the presenting of the melody, "Only a Rose." by Bob Rampton in the title role of Francois Villon and Rita Dougall singing the feminine lead of -Katherine de Vaucelles. Barbara Scott as Huguette interpreted the ballad, "Love for Sale." The act was climaxed with the stirring "Song of the Vagabonds," sung by the rousing chorus of rogues. Lent Dramatic Touch. Bill Parker, enacting the character of Louis XI, lent a dramatic touch to the operetta through his highly keyed performance. The famous "Hunting Song" was featured in the second act by Dick TJfford,. portraying Noel le Jolys with the chorus. The comedy characterizations of Lester Boyce as Tabarje and Art Fischbeck as Oliver gave outstanding humorous relief to the tense moments of the drama. . In the role of Lady Mary, Bea- from the kitchen. Workmen had been scraping grease from the range, and some of these scrapings had caught fire fi-om the hot range and the fire spread up the flu, which is about three feet square. The flu extends up through the entire building and has its outlet in a fan room, or pent house, on the roof of the building. Fire broke out in the flu about 10 o'clock and when firemen arrived considerable smoke was belching into the rooms of the hotel. Walls of the hotel, through which the flu was built, were hot from radiated heat, but firemen believed there was little danger of catching fire because the entire flu is made of metal. The vent extends 40 feet through the walls before starting its upward climb of 9 stories and persons could hear the fire crackling in these walls. Persons coming into their rooms and smelling smoke immediately called the desk clerk, who in turn informed them there was little danger and asked them please to open their windows and ventilate the rooms. Nine Stories High. Firemen, meanwhile, put two booster lines into the kitchen to' knock d6wn the fire there. Fire had traveled up the flu and into the fan room, where furniture to be repaired had been stored, and sparks set this · afire. Up the fire escape went firemen dragging a line of hose with them, nine stories up, which by way of records, is the first time firemen have token hose above the second floor of a building in the 10 years Dan Shire has been chief of the department. With a line to the roof, however, firemen began fighting the serpent like blaze from both ends and water poured out from the flu into the kitchen, carrying with it some burned timbers and material left in the flu during construction of it. Chief Shire praised the way in which Manager Martin handled the situation, and the hotel em- ployes for their help in removing stored bedding, etc., away from the heated walls of the building. Shortage of Men. A total of 350 feet of 3 inch hose, 450 feet of VA inch hose and 400 feet of booster line were used in fighting this fire. And the chief reported a shortage of man power when they began hoisting hose to the ninth floor of the building. The dance which the teachers were attending was part of the evening's program o£ the teachers' convention here. A banquet had been served at the hotel earlier in As he hung his hat and coat on a peg behind the door of his office and sank into the dingy leather chair in front of his desk, he gazed around him with an air of obvious distaste. Outside, the spring sunshine was brilliant and rejuvenating; such dilluted rays as managed to seep through the murky window behind him served only to accentuate the dismal atmosphere of his official quarters. With a shrug he turned his attention to the small pile of letters in front of him. As he read the cablegram his eyes widened and a look almost of benevolence came into his face. He touched a bell-push on his desk and a moment later the door opened and Mr. Bells came in fussily, in his hand a sheaf of documents, behind his ear a pencil and on his face a look of absorption. The lawyer looked up as he entered. '"Morning, Bells." "Good morning, sir. You saw the cablegram I put on your desk?" trice Wigdahl added an effective touch to the comedy of Boyce and Fischbeck in the trio 1 number which proved a highlight. Grace Ann Chenoweth in the portrayal of Margot, boisterous innkeeper, scored throughout the musical production, accompanied by the screaming throngs of vagabonds. The colorful masque scene of group is new. Guidance s the evolution of his discipline idea. He talked a great deal about keeping order. Listen to what he had to say on this subject: 'Speak to the pupils in tones of authority modified by affection sessed put confidence in your pupils and let them see that you put confi- be ever self-pos- strictly impartial dence in them induce them to Will Vote on Bonds. DECORAH--Voters of the Independent school district No. 6 of Frankville .in Winneshiek county, have called a special election Monday, April 19, for the purpose of voting on a $2,000 bond issue to provide funds for the erection of be open and frank . . . never hold them up to ridicule.' Character Important. "Character was doubtless what he had in mind when he said a teacher should have. an unblemished reputation in the community where he labors . . . for two reasons . . . to give him the right influence with the pupils, and to give the children the hallowing influence of such a character. We know today that character is still required. It is the most important goal of education. . "There you have his ideas about teachers. Now let me tell you some 1 things whichVihe said to school Act III featured the toe dance of Evelyn Thomas, 'assisted by the chorus of dancing. The act was climaxed with the tragic death of Huguette in the arms of Francois. Thomas Rye as Thibault, traitor, was effective in the exciting duel which resulted in his death. Was Dramatic Close. Act IV with its realistice setting at the gallows came to a dramatic close when Katherine declared her love for Villon, saving him from his avowed death. The finale with the complete east singing "Sorig of the Vagabonds" brought the curtain down with hearty applause from the audience of teachers. · The leads were ably supported by Marwood Spencer, Russell Bistline, Ed Hunter, Clark Sweetser, Walter Sweet and Estelle Schneider as well as the entire chorus of the high school. The production was directed by Miss Ellen Smith, head of the vocal department, assisted by Miss Mary Sherman and Miss Margery Smith whose theater orchestra contributed much to the success o£ the operetta.--R; H. P., M. Y. A midwesterner who brought home lobsters, chocolate pie and cheese is being sued for divorce. No wife can stand those wild cries in the night.--Boston Transcript. · ,· ' · . ·-.. j. ·.- ·· . , -, : " ;. the evening, at which R. B. Irons, superintendent of the Mason City schools, spoke on the "Highlights of the Superintendents' Conference at New Orleans." The theme of the convention was the interpretation of education in regard to democracy," Mr. Irons said, "and it was planned to point the way education can pro- rnote, protect and develop democracy with the idea that the schools are the only agency whose job is to do that. Children in Democracy. "Children in a democracy should be given an opportunity to make decisions and learn by experience in school rather than have all their choosing done by their teachers, because in a democracy they will have to know how to make decisions for themselves when they grow up." Mr. Irops also spoke of the hospitality of the southern people as expressed in their reception of the convention visitors. He mentioned the pageant presented by the school children, "The Glory of Dixie," which was divided into episodes showing the history o£ the south from the period before the Civil, war, through the war, the reconstruction and the present: This was all presented through dances which interpreted the various phases of .the periods represented. Mr. Irons also spoke of the breakfast served to 8,000 persons by the parents of the children. Fencing exhibitions were given under the famous dueling oaks as part of the entertainment. The ball for the convention visitors was a masquerade and the queen of the hall wore the gown of the queen of thepMardi gras.·-· .. : ., . · . "Yes. I say, what a bit of luck for Miss Smith!" Bells inclined his head. way. "Where are they now?" asked Stuckey. "Miss Smith and her mother are at present staying in Vienna--the Hotel des Etrangers," the clerk said: Stuckey smiled. "You mean, I suppose, that they were there when last we heard from them?." . "Quite, sir.'It is,' of course, .possible that by now Mr. Smith has found it advisable to--er " "Oh, for Heaven's sake talk English!" snapped Stuckey irritably. "What you mean is that by now the woman has exhausted her credit in Vienna, issued a few rubber checks and passed on to Budapest or somewhere." "Exactly, sir." "What a life!" the solicitor muttered. "Lord knows how the girl stands it!" Aloud he said: "Well, they won't have to chisel their way through Europe any more. Miss Jacqueline is worth a million and a half dollars now"--he fingered the cablegram--"and they can come back to England and settle down respectably and live in comfort." "In some nice cathedral city, I would suggest, sir," put in Bells. "I know you would: It's what I should have expected from you. But from what I have heard of Miss Jacqueline Smith, I scarcely think that nice cathedral cities are her proper setting." "You have never met her, I believe, sir?" the clerk queried. "No. Mrs. Smith was an old friend of my mother's, and when I started to practice on my own she put her affairs into my hands." He laughed mirthlessly. "If she knew the type of business we specialize in. ... She's about the only respectable client I've got--and that's only by comparison! , . . Yes?" he turned his head inquiringly as, following a tap, the door opened and the pert features of Elsie Harringay appeared. "Will you see Captain Allwright, sir?" the girl asked. With a frown of recollection Stuckey nodded. "Yes, show him in." The stout, red-faced man, dressed in seafaring clothes, who entered, beaming benevolence and breathing beer, strode up to the desk and, seizing the lawyer's hand, wrung it heartily. "I came to thank you for what you did for me yesterday," he began. "Oh, that's all right." "All right?" echoed the caller. "I should say it was all right. Why, man, you're a marvel!" He swung around to Bells. "What a masterpiece, your guv'nor, eh? You ou«ht to have heard him talking to the old bubble-and-squeak. Did he talk to him? I'll, say he did!" Stuckey smiled faintly. "Well, that's all over now," he said. "I hope you'M have a pleas- beamed Cap'tain Allwright. "Now, Mr. Stuckey, what do I owe you? The last time I gave you . . . " "Oh, see my clerk; he'll fix it." . "Right. Now, if there's anything I can do for you, Mr. Stuckey, you ju'st say the word. 'You've been a good old pal of mine. You don't mind me saying that? My name's John Blunt." Stuckey smiled faintly. "Thanks, Captain," he replied, "but I'm afraid there isn't anything you could do for me." "Come over to Antwerp for a .trip," persisted Allwright. "There's the old tub," jerking a thumb in the direction of the river,-visible through the office windows. "Why, you could step on the after deck from your window." The solicitor shook his head. "Thanks, but I'm" not going abroad," he said. Gratitude was dominating Captain Allwright's emotional system just then, however, and had to find expression. He leaned toward Stuckey and spoke in a confidential tone. "Well, if any of your clients ever want to go abroad -- you know what I mean?--iri a hurry--never mind about passports, 'eh? Just stand on me." "Thanks again, but I leave my clients to bolt in their own way." The captain winked prodigiously and nodded his head several times. "I understand," he laid. "Well, no offense, I hope? I wouldn't hurt your feelings for the world." Then, as a thought struck him: "Say, why not come yourself? I can always drop you off at Gravesend if you don't like the trip." "No, thanks." Stuckey's tone was brusque. "And now, Captain, I'm very busy." That's all right, old man," said the seaman. "What about a quick one?" "No, thank you." Disappointed, the man turned to Bells. "What about you?" he invited. Bells shuddered. '"I have never drunk intoxicants in my life," he affirmed. A spasm of astonishment flashed across Allwright's face. "Good Lord!" he breathed. "Well, don't die without knowing what it feels like. Good morning, Mr. Stuckey." . "Good morning," said the lawyer, and the next moment the captain had passed jauntily on his "Open that window wide, Bells'" said Stuckey. "Would you like a trip to Antwerp?" "No, sir--not with that captain." "He's a good seaman--when he's sober. What appointments have I this morning?" "Only one,sir--Colonel Lutman. He is calling here at 10:15. In fact"--Bells consulted his watch--. "he is due now."" -,· "-·-··:.· »'.·.": · "H'm!" 'said Stuckey, with a frown of distaste. At that moment a heavy footstep was heard in the outer office. "That sounds like him. All right, show him in." (To Be Continued) KRASGHEL SIGNS HOMESTEAD ACT Governor Calls Relief--Bill Something of Which to Be "Very Proud." · DES MOINES, (/P)--Gov. Nelson G. Kraschel, surrounded by house and senate sponsoi's of the measure, Saturday signed the homestead tax relief bill. The bill, which provides' $5,500,000 annually for old age pension payments, $2,000,000 for relief, and a fund estimated at about $11,000,000 yearly for reduction of taxes on an estimated 300,000 Iowa homes, will become effective upon publication. "In years to come we will look back, on March 20, 1937, as a day that marked the turning point in the economic life of Iowa," the governor declared in a radio address before he signed the bill. When he picked up his pen to write into law the measure which has been !he subject of political 3nd legislative controversy for two years, Kraschel said: Should Be Proud. 'It is something of which we ought to be very proud. At least we have done what in purpose and objective was the right thing to do." The most immediate effect of the bill will be to add 13,000 to 14,000 persons to the state's old age pension rolls. .Byron G. Allen,.superintendent of old age assistance, said, much preliminary work already has been · done in anticipation of the signing of the bill. . . ' . " "Within the next week a schedule will be worked out for taking these persons on the rolls," Allen said. . Thirty-five thousand persons now are receiving old age pensions in Iowa. Surrounding Governor. Surrounding Governor Kraschel as he signed the bill were Senators Albert J. Shaw of Pocahontas, E. I. Mason of (Brooklyn, Sam D. Goetsch of Decorah, John Berg of Cedar Falls, and Sanford Zeigler, Jr., of Fairfield; Representative Roy J. Sours of Charles City; Mrs. E. R. Meredith, member of the old age assistance commission; and Atty. Gen. John H. Mitchell.. Senators Shaw and Berg returned immediately to the senate chamber where Berg announced to the members that the governor had signed the bill. Saturday's action marked culmination of two years of effort Former Gov. Clyde L. Herring vetoed a similar bill two years ago. March 20 First Day of Spring, Declares Wylie of U of Iowa IOWA CITY, (£)--"Spring begins March 20." So said Charles C. Wylie, Uni- vcrstiy of'Iowa astronomer, who pointed out that spring officially begins at 6:45 p. m. (CST) Saturday, not March 21, the date accepted widely as the season's opening." The Iowa astronomer, who explained "Spring begins when the sun enters the constellation Aries," said that by astronomical calculations, found the sun, en route north, crosses the equator north of New Zealand March 20, at 6:45 p. m. {CST), significant o£ spring's beginning. Professor Wylie credited Julius Ceasar, ancient Roman emperor, with establishing March 21 at the stationary date marking the opening of spring. In the early days, he explained, the seasonal inaugural was celebrated on diverse dates because of variations of calendars, lengths of years and beginning of seasons. STUDY OF LATIN Dr. W.H.Schulte Addresses Foreign Language Conference. "I should say the outstanding characteristic attitude of our people toward education today is the practical," said Dr. W. H. Schulte of Columbia college, Dubuque, in addressing the foreign language conference of teachers Friday at the high school. . "In what- way can the lessons that have been learned in each Individual day of school help children to prepare themselves for more lucrative positions in' life'? As one who is deeply interested in Latin and the neighboring fields that pertain thereto I feel that the challenge has been hurled at us and it becomes our duty to meet that challenge squarely and directly." Dr. Schulte then proceeded to show how the study of Latin aided the pupil in understanding English to a much finer degree and with more satisfaction of knowing what the words of his language, derived from the Latin, really'mean. At the Hospitals ant voyage, Captain." The seaman, however, was not to be sidetracked. "They'd have given me a month, they would," he went on. "And mind you, I 'was as sober as a newborn .child!" "You were a bit noisy, Captain." "Well, so's a newborn child. I said to the copper quite civily: 'You go away and boil your face.' " TKe lawyer nodded, "Yes, that was a bit unfortunate." "And he says: 'You're drunk.' Drunk! And mind you, I hadn't had more than eight whiskeys-well, I mean tq say . . .!" "Anyhow, you got off." ' "Yes--and who got me off?" Miss Frances Barber Talks to Kindergarten Group in Convention "We must first consider the child and then the school," said Miss Frances Barber of the college of education at Drake uni- verstiy, in addressing the kindergarten group at the north central division of the Iowa State Teachers association convention Friday afternoon. "The child is interested in himself and then in other people. He is interested in vocalization, in manipulation .and construction. "The curriculum of the school is a scries of experiences, taken from life and environment of the child. Education is the growth to higher levels o£ skill, knowledge, attitude and conduct. In the kindergarten we find a democracy in miniature." Mrs. B. Raymond Weston sang a group of Chinese Mother Goose songs and "Veseprs" by Milne, Miss Helen Noble was the leader. Has Prettiest Basket. POPEJOY -- The Improvement program and the town hall dub sponsored a basket supper at Thursday night. Myrtle McMury won the prize for bringing the prettiest basket. A large crowd attended, and the club netted a neat Ramon Leach, 1025 East State street,' was admitted to the Park hospital Friday for a minor, operation. · · ' . . · · Mrs. S. L. Jones, Garner, was admitted to the Story hospital Friday for treatment. Mrs. Arthur Lundberg, Northwood, was admitted \o the Park hospital Friday for treatment. Annamae Sweiger, Chicago, III., was admitted to the Park hospital Friday for treatment. Harold Hanson, 029 Jersey avenue northwest, was admitted to the Park hospital Friday for treatment. W.. L. Finnegan, 110 Pennsylvania avenue southeast, was dismissed from the Park hospital Friday following a minor operation. A daughter weighing 6 pounds B'/4 ounces was born to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Shima, 807 Eleventh street northeast, at the Mercy hospital Saturday. Mike Nolan, Cerro Govdo hotel, was dismissed from the Park hospital Friday following treatment. Two Fined in Police Court for Intoxication Robert Whalen, Fargo, N. Dak was fined $25 and costs Saturday by Police Judge Morris Laird on a charge of intoxication. Whalen was arrested by police at 119 South Federal avenue at 7:35 o'clock Friday night. Art Scholl, Rockwell, was fined $10 and costs on a.similar charge. He was arrested at First street arid Delaware, avenue southeast, at 1:05 o'clock Saturday morning.It 1 I aagffgiilll^

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