The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 23, 1948 · Page 5
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 5

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 23, 1948
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V community in KossUth its and the fine training th6y gave as its attention focused me. , When Using ff actions 4 or fig ures of speech I 4 often' ttKink -t 'national .fe'a'chers »« during which pupils were 1 to '/still remembdf oor diredtdrs. were '" ^jb^^^^^^A- ^tei '' / ^|djj^. Them? it t»' M <>•• \( i V ^ elected. Monday schbol" board were , fbfiohited, and ofte, of Hhc first 4 things (5h the agenda will be hir- .Al-irtgjteachers for next year, '•l*Vi Sdhools are provided for uni- ?!•<;,VeMal free,education; but seem- ingly-theiP-privileges are hot al- Vflys fully appreciated. .^ i -, Get a bunch of teachers to^ "fiether'on shop,talk, and always A! there,. will be ' some one who !/,,thinks their'efforts are fruitless, , How little thc'y-khow! > JUst lo see how former students ' Were influenced by their teachers a poll of opinion was undertaken * this week. .' , Those interviewed can look ati *•', their teachers in retrospect. None **• "are apple-polishers', for after all at this distance to wftom would they give the polished apple? They have been out of school long enough to"" evaluate what instructors did for them, 'hey were asked to comment on "My best teacher was—and tell • why," Here is what they had to say: H. F. Frisledf Experience \ H. F. Fristedi—My best teacher possessed little of the milk of human kindness. Very few liked him, myself included, but we respected him. Pie constantly drove home one point, dig in and go to the bottom until you are sure of what you are doing. Often I recall his fiery denunciations when someone spoke or adted without a sound foundation. He was my best teacher because the principle he expounded was fundamental and ha? benefited me through the years." ' Geneva Scharlach—My . b e s t teacher w&s Lola Dreesman. In her class every new 'kid' was put at ease. Along with every day lessons in arithmetic she brought in discussions on news of the day. We delighted to get her started on her pet hobby,-astronomy. To us it was a vacation that day (from arithmetic)' but I believe that many from her classes still remember being taught to "look at the sky". T. Hi. Chrischilles—Minnie M Coate, who made a "dead language" live again and breathed vi- Ntality into Caesar, Brutus and Cicero. Besides that, she was B disciplinarian of rare ability and every sane adult thanks a teach- ed who early taught-him the ethical way of life, even if he gol some training along that line at -home.- Toddy most youngsters miss it altogether." Remembers Miss McBroom: Olive S. Herbst—To be honest; after 30 years, I can't remember my many excellent teachers' nam- these years of other linking. , i} 0. B, ta!n§—PVofr Mmide Me- Broom of the university of loWa was my best teacher. I, in conv pahy with scores of,other.,"schoolmen" over Iowa awt'n'eiihboring states found this VfeteVah teacher and advisor'on cle tional problems lo ,. sential qualities of 6'iMdeal teacher; the practical "know-how" and the knack of selling^!!; itf homey clear-cut phrases. -She had the honesty to criticize the .weak points, and the kindness to recognize the strong. - * ' Mrs. Josephine.Woleoii—Jessie M. Parker (state superintendent of public Instruction, was my best teacher. I idolized) her for her noble character andf She was impartial^ w _, „ ed, and Very progressive. She wa;_ never torf busy- to instill confU dence When she noticed it lack* ing. • , _•» -r. Veteran Editor's Opinion J. W. HaggaH—1 had a number of good teachers in the public schools of Algona; The best remembered were the late Gardner Cowles, superintendent, and Miss Florence Call principal,,who were in charge of our high school. Mr. Cowles and Miss Call, who later became Mrs. Cowles, were congenial and made a .WfittdeSf ul pair in their work. " ' •' Mrs. W. W. Annis'— Miss Eunice Knap_p made the most lasting impression on my life. She was so gentle, kind and genuine; A devout Christian, a rhe'mbe'r' of the Free Methodist chu'r&H., > She was ., sent as a missionary, to Bulgaria where a few years laterjshe died. I was 12-years-old at the'time she was my teacher. Ecjtltilly Well be- loVed was Mrs. McCutcheon, instructor at the Mankato Normal. I was her student at-19,., I loved them both dearly and their memory is among the few most pleasant things of my life. ; Duane E. DeweV$M*innie J. oale—not for class $ork; ir but because she taught fairneSfc, honor, and truth in her every day living and administration of the school. I'hese are more important in af- ter-schooHifo than all %f the "R's" 4nd trimmings," 4^% < <" * Adah Carlson's Favorite Adah Carlson —Carolyn Hart was one of my^best or at least most understanding. On completion of the 7th grade at Third Ward her, class transferred to the Central school for 8th grade. They Jreaded this change with fear and trembling, and-were-greeted by'the CentraliteS* with a definite feeling of superiority. Miss Hart understood the situation^ and made it a point to meet us each day, fort as long as we heeded her guidance. She knew, how and - , T '- , , ;- . &«*«^H1H_^. Ulll^ JXilCW t J1UW C111U es, but I do remember their mer- wh'ajt to .say, and before long we Springtime's Favorite Crafted with all the care that goes Into every Eleanore^Original. Colors red, green, .... sizes tp 9, AA to B, *' $8.95 were happy in our new school. Df. M. G. Bdurne-iMy favorite teacher tyas Miss Grace Phillips Whojjiufiht high school geology in the' Bryrfht building in'1916, ,She made' the subject so interesting that L^haVe continued to study it ever since. I never read an article concerning geology but that I remember some statement Miss Phfllips^ad given us while J was —„ „ a ^tudent in her class. an teacher . A.. E. Lautilzen — Miss Ida ;ary eduea- Truesdale, first grade teacher. The fesV.two es- one thfttg I remember about her Was the, interest she seemed to take in her squirming, wiggling Charge's.' I remember her for her smile, love' and patience With us. pri the last, day of school she took each of us in her arms and embraced us. This I can assure you it was hot a Judas kiss. It was the kiss df a kind, loving and under„„ ..., ^» standing person assisting us to- er for her ward-the nght'.w^y of life. !6n>!insight. 'Editorial, ftecolleciio'ns gad mind- Russ Walleti^Thcre were several. One 1 was Dr. Anna K. Phelan, dodtor of philosophy,at the University qf Minnesota, who taught various' courses in writing, as well as philosophy. ' Another was Thomas Earnhardt, jdurnalism pro fessor and text book author. Both were doWn-to-earth, practical teachers with a seldom-fourtd flair for stirring student imaginations and a desire to dig into things, t W. C. Dewel—Among sd many it is hard to say, but if I must" choose* I'll pick T, B. Morris. Goldfield high school principal who took two rebellious youngsters at the critical age (-the other my present brother-in-law Dr. M, C. Keith, retired Wyoming state health'-physician), graduated us 56 years ago as the first class, and inspired Us to go on with our education. Mrs. Vivian Crapser-Walker— Miss, Carrie Durant. She taught me in grade school at Third Ward. She Was a grand person and was always doing thoughtful things ipr all of her,'pupils. C. B. Muriagh—I liked all of my teachers but, best was Miss' Hattie Ripson. She had no pets and "showed no partiality. Outclasses wore small and she gave jersonal attention to each indiVid- jal student. She Was raady to lelp poor and slower pupils, even working "with: them after school an<3 evenings. She kept excellent irder. When she spoke we knew he meant it. * She'was very un- derfetanding. She had age 1 and experience and -all her pupils had he greatest respecl'for her. Tribunte- lo Miss EngJund Patricia Pollard-r-Miss Margaret Snglund, who" taught' 8th grade English in.Algona, in. 1939, be- ause she was sincere and had a ense of humor-in addition to^the ability of • making each student eel like a personal friend. She made ,her subject interesting, -and we', all pushed ourselves'a little larder than was ordinarily the asq, in order to impress h,er. Mrs. Veda Murtagh—Louise Mc- LCoy, a^bHlliant history and-. Erig- ijish tedder, iirmy last tvtojyears "of high school who desired Ko in- 's'till "logical thinking, and *a thirst for knowledge in her students,. .'(Mrs. Alma Pearson—Mis,s Katharine Mosher,,by.high school English teacher. She had 'a fine personality/ was fair-minded and understanding. L. W. Niichals—T. W. Messenger*, .superintendent 'of Lake township" consolidated school at Dick- ens—be'cause he gave his life, thoroughly, to his profession. No other •'interest ever came; before that of his school an$ his students. Two More Tributes Mrs. Ed. Thaves—Morsna Winter Lewis, teacher in the Germania (now Lakota) school, She was an inspired teacher who i nevqr failed to take an active 'interest in the grpwing activities of her former pupils as they grew to young manhood and womanhood, She gloried in their'success and sympathized in their misfortune. Her examplec.led me into the teaching, profession. I was once asked to give a /aper, at a teachers meeting, ori ^Discipline in the School Room," after which followed a discussipn, Among the guests was my farmei', teacher. r*i_ - H 1JI a *^i »•"»-.* papt: Chic Long—D.r. ,Erwin Graue, Dean of Economics gt {he University of Idaho \\• beca«|a of his unique power to i hold ifhe attention of -even thp largest Assemblies, His. tools other than polish- I PI :letlb"" S*"^ ' ^ fs 1 r \^ - ^7'v J *X /) ' I is* >».•:- ,-U ' ( ft_V*fc, ' >*• ^/'^(L *•'#. .W-mvj'j $ ' r . •**»*'**W.»B«« '^jMt-if «£»*«/• Tf^i-'^T'* »' f 'if88Br"^Tir->£ J ,> *•iP»«£w. i 'W^; qnkl§§« 4A*§^§]^?it94. H- .- ^r7L \ v v;^. f v '^*^*.t^^«v-\ *. '^v^'V^ »*,.,-!*, i'V-^v'-A'-'•"/' S V "',"• ' ^ .TTTf^T^' J t-U """ ™' s - '''^S^S^T* V'V'.i odoratory and education'af ground, were those of p-sJCchblMy and showmanship. Basically, he was selling economics Id his Students. , He repeated well phfasdd, power-packed statements four, or five times during a lecture i and ho student could forget his main point. I*still sit back artd-shiver when I recall'Dr. Graue lofoking every student in' the eye ahd blasting; "Nine out of 10 df you 'as business men will go broke in a 10 year period, as you will fail to maximize your gains; ahd minimize your losses." ..Mrs. Prank Hageri of Tilonka came Thursday for a« few days Visit at. the home of her son-in- law arid' daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Vefa. Mrs. Will Stewart Writes Of Calif. Friends of Mrs. Will Stewart, the former 2ela Wirikel, both she and her husband forrner well known Algonians, Will be interested >in. excerpts'from he*r recent letter to • Mrs.' A, L. Long. The Itrttcr- was" tyrie Wrjttcn and to loolrat it, 1 otie would never guess Mrs.-Sjewart-is totally blind and lias been'for several' years. The Stewarts live 'at Riverside, Calif., and'their son Sterl married Mtfry< Clark, daughter of'the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred .Clark. Quoting--"! setf'Alg'olia people so very Garlan4 of Glamour for by MAXINE, exclusive with us A flcwery Crown for Easter,i for brides " or bridesmaids. 'Realistic .luscious flowers on a velvet covered frame that fits any head size. Many color .choices. AS SEEN IN • CHARM seldom. I am hoping that Hazel (Stull) and Lenore (StephehSon) will be popping in some day before long.' It 'is very dry in So. California, so we have taken t6 putting out feed for the birds. Their winter feed ail dried up. But the days haVe been gorgeous as only they can be in southern California. "fhelttia Johnson tfhill and her husband, Jack Thill, were here to see trie. We ar# expecting Ena Miller Hackaday AM her hu& band arid little, daughter from Spokane. She is one of the MJlter girls frorh Britt that (teed to visit at aunt Sarah's (Mrs. Winkel) so much. 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