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Superintendent A. R. Clifton of Mon JOTTINGS OF A TRAVELING

C. B. Collins, district superintendent of rovia, chairman of the committee appointed


Calexico schools, is one of Imperial Counby Mark Keppel in compliance with a res

By W. M. Culp

ty's most active workers in the California olution of the Los Angeles County teach With the return of more prosperous con

Teachers' Association. ers, has filed a very interesting report on ditions in the Imperial Valley, Horace C. the financial conditions of the schools of Coe, county superintendent of schools, has

Dean S. Richmond, district superintendLos Angeles County. The grand jury's re his schools in better shape than ever be

ent of Brawley grammar schools, has his port shows that, while the expenditures of fore. He is assisted in the office by two

schools crowded more than ever before. money for schools in 1918-1919 were $9,- deputy superintendents, Mrs. Hazel Baker 515,788.35 and in 1922-1923 $52,595,738.38, Reed and Miss Lura Kirkpatrick. Rural the actual figures from the auditor's books supervision is in the hands of Mrs. Esther C. R. Prince, district superintendent of as obtained by the committee showed only J. Kavanaugh and Miss Estelle H. Keeler.

the Calipatria . schools for the last four $41,042,007.05 for 1922-1923. These figures The supervisor of attendance is Mrs. Effie years, has been carrying on a continuous are interesting and the totals are so enor H. Swanson.

constructive program. The grammar school mous that the only conclusion is that Los

now enrolls over 500 pupils, the largest Angeles County taxpayers believe in splen A new manual for the use of the public

number in its history. did buildings, in adequate equipment, in schools of Imperial County has been issued good salaries, and that education pays. The by Horace C. Coe and his county board of Paul G. Ward, superintendent of Hemet taxpayers vote the bonds, provide the coun education. This manual is exceedingly schools, has his high school students in ty money and special taxes. Los Angeles well worked out, the latest viewpoints of manual training doing the work on the County is great, not on account of its cli educational leaders have been woven in. erection of a gymnasium as a class project. mate, not on account of its real estate ac Much credit is given to Mrs. Esther J. A school year will be taken in the work. tivity, but on account of its schools.

Kavanaugh, who worked out a greater por As a consequence a $24,000 building is betion of the manual at the summer session ing constructed at a cost of $8,000. A hanat Berkeley last year.

gar from Marsh Field was purchased for Mark Keppel sent a check of $60,022 to

$200 and torn down and moved to the high the State Treasurer for the Teachers' Re Miss Evelyn Bowman, acting county li school campus at Hemet. The girders tirement Salary. This was semi - annual

brarian of Imperial County, expects to take were erected by outside help, but all of the payment of 9660 teachers. There are 350

the State Library Board's examination in other work on the building has been and teachers in Los Angeles County, exempt, June.

is being done by three groups of students so that Superintendent Keppel has over

working eighty minutes each. The build10,000 teachers on the county payroll.

The Imperial County Board of Educa ing is 66 feet by 122 feet; has a stage 30 tion includes three new members—Geo. R.

feet in depth by 38 feet across. Four dressThe San Francisco Teachers' Association

Momyer, principal of the Brawley High ing rooms and boys' showers occupy the
School; B. M. Gruwell, district superin-

structure. A lean-to to the building will held an interesting election on February 12

tendent of Holtville grammar schools, and be added which will house the offices of for officers. There were over 1700 votes

Mrs. Hattie A. Spencer, principal of the the physical education instructor and a cast. John Drew, principal of the Hum

Imperial Grammar School. Mr. Momyer bowling alley. The floor of the gymnasium boldt Evening High School, which ranks has been elected president for this year.

is large enough for two basket ball courts. as one of the best in the United States, was

The building will hold 1500 people and is elected.

Mrs. Grace Farrell, member of the Im

to be used as a community meeting place perial County Board of Education, teaches

for the San Jacinto Valley. Eugene Barker, principal of Santa Rosa in the Jasper school. High School, and Floyd P. Bailey, dean,

Floyd S. Hayden, principal of the Azusa have arranged with the superintendent of A. P. Shibley, district superintendent of High School; Ben S. Millikan, principal of public instruction to offer a course in the El Centro schools, has charge of five schools the Covina High School, and A. R. Clifton, Junior College for Teachers on "The Con

and some 1200 pupils

. The enrollment of superintendent of Monrovia city schools, stitution of the United States." Those

El Centro schools is increasing rapidly and have joined their high schools into a local passing the examination will receive two is surpassing that of the boom cotton years

entertainment circuit. That is, the draunits of college credits for the work. of 1920-21. Mr. Shibley has been carrying

matic and music section of each of the on a vigorous testing program. He has

schools present a program at each of the given the Stanford achievement tests to the

other two schools. In other words, the Mr. Scott of C. F. Weber & Company, grades from the fourth to the eighth, in

public speaking students get three times 609 Mission street, San Francisco, delivered clusive. These tests co-ordinated with

the usual amount of public presentation. a fine address at the convention of the mental tests of last year were made the

The various student bodies enjoy the proNational School Supply Association on leg- basis for the reorganization of classes. Mr.

grams immensely. islation and its tendencies in reference to Shibley has used the Stanford achievement schools and their equipment.

tests successfully with as many as 375 pu F. W. Whitney, principal of the Banning pils at one time.

High School, and C. O. Harvey, district

superintendent of the Beaumont schools, The Postmaster General of the United

Geo. R. Momyer, principal of the Braw

have both been active in the securing of States has requested that the schools de

community cement tennis courts for their vote February 18 to 25 as better mailing back into the high school building, which ley High School, has just moved his school

respective communities. week. Every boy and girl from primary

was badly wrecked in the disastrous gas department to post-graduate in our univer

Miss Margaret Van Voorhees has been sities should be given “check up" on their explosion of last year. ability to address mail matter properly.

appointed director of physical education in The taxpayers indirectly pay $1,740,000 to E. V. Abernathy, principal of the Holt the San Diego County schools by Miss Ada correct the methods of the careless people ville Union High School, is a Missouri man. York, county superintendent. Miss Van

Last year he took his Master's Degree in who use the postal service.

Voorhees succeeds Miss Jessie Rand Taneducation at the University of Southern ner of the San Diego Teachers' College, California.

who was giving part-time to the work. Louisa McDermott and Elizabeth Hauslet have interesting communications in the

M. S. Templeton, district superintendent San Francisco Grade Teachers' Bulletin for

Pasadena has just put into operation the of the Imperial schools, is making a suc

second term of school three junior high February, 1924. cess of his work in his new position.

schools and one vocational training school

instead of the one junior high school preThere will be a new department of op Fred H. Eldred, Occidental College grad- viously mentioned.

viously mentioned. These schools are the tometry started by the University of Cali- uate, who has been in government work Washington Junior High School, the Marfornia under direction of the California in the East for the last eight years, is teach shall Junior High, and the Wilson VocaState Association of Optometrists.

ing science in the El Centro High School. tional School.



SOME OLD INSTITUTE MEMORIES in his day, or in the expenditure of public On one occasion we sat through a long By John Brent

money for them, he grullly opened one of ciscussion as to whether a drunkard gets The season of teachers' institutes is about

his own institutes, in substance as follows: up early in the morning or not. A majorpast. “The tumult and the shouting cease;" Teachers: You all know what I think of itv agreed that he did; he'd be on hand for to quote without either irony or sarcasm, institutes. A waste of time and money. a drink with the first opening of a bar. and teachers return to their tasks, putting, Ought to change the law. But the law has do not mean to imply that these aberrations let us trust, new faith in the prayer, “Lord forced me to call this one. So I have here

were the rule at institute sittings. They God of Hosts, be with us yet.” I wonder three instructors (pointing). I don't know

were not, for we generally recited Amerihow many of the teachers of today realize

can history all over again, reviewed our if they have anything to say that will do geography, reviewed arithmetic and picked that their institutes have had a history, you any good.

you any good. But here they are.” Exhave contributed materially to teaching as

up bits of physiology and hygiene. But cept to call their names that was all the

they do suggest the temptations, too strong a proíession and to their present proles introduction they had.

always to be overcome in the days when sional recognition, such as it is.

Relative values? They were too often there was no developed sense of proportion The writer, drawn by an interest that conspicuous for their absence. Many of and the interchange of experience could not called from the far past, wandered into sev those carly teachers were civil war vete resist growing daring, if not thrilling. eral of these gatherings this fall. Always, rans, specially interested in the history of The old institute days even produced by way of contrast, they revived institute the civil war. We listened to long detailed

some inspiring institute instructors. Let experiences of older days, when he himself descriptions of battles and campaigns they

me pay tribute to one Jonathan Piper, who taught district schools in the Mississippi had been engaged in. had been engaged in. There was seldom

in his later years represented a book comValley. Our institutes lasted never less any self display; but those campaigns still

pany, but who had mastered didactics, it than a full week, five and a half days, and meant much to them, were important, and Was evident, in the days when he had been sometimes two full weeks. They were imi so they gave us, in the fullness of their

a school man. He seldom expressed views tators of the old academic normal schools, memories, history w


could never as to what the subject matter should be, that is, they aimed largely at patching up Those were the days, too, of the trick

but took it as he found it in the texts and the early schooling of those who were about problems in arithmetic, of utterly irrele

showed us how to teach it. He could do to teach and who faced the examination for vant lata in geography. We used to watch

that with every subject. He came before teachers' certificate which commonly fol (it wasn't always an understanding listen our institute one year, announcing that lowed the institute. In connection with the ing) the instructors handle these irrelevan reading, which he was about to discuss, present, the great defect of the early teach cies by the hour. The days of carefully ers' institute was a lack of competent in

was the most important subject in the curselected and organized subject matter had riculum. An hour later he took up arithstructors. Except for a very few, they were not yet dawned. So if you could pronounce metic, saying: "This is the most important without the grand vision, devoid of a sense Popocatepetl and Gila correctly, you passed subject in the curriculum." In the same of relative values, tempted often to enter as a paragon oi geographic knowledge,

way hour by hour followed history, geogtain more than to instruct. For the most whether you could locate them or give an raphy, writing, civil government, each in part they were in carnest, but they stood account of their significance or not.

its turn the most important subject in the unseeing at the portals of institute devel

The early institutes did bring about an curriculum, until finally this whimsical atopment.

interchange of experience and ideas among tack of his subjects began to take on meanSentiment used sometimes to run away teachers. Regular experience meetings were ing and point in the minds of teachers. In with the lecturer. I recall one who opened as hell. But they also had their temptations. later years California institutes knew one his work about as follows:

For example, there was the local teacher instructor, at least, who was like Piper in “Fellow teachers: Before I approach the who had been called upon for a few words didactic versatility-Thomas Heaton. As a more immediate problems of class work, I on expression. He was supposed to know methodologist he was inexhaustible. feel it my duty to touch on something very about expression, for he was reputed to

In spite of the fact that institutes were, dear to me, a treasure which I have long have been

actor; though whether he

for years, exploited by all the “isms” there carried, always shall carry, in my pocket. had left a more lucrative for a less lucra

were, fairly early they began to enjoy speHere he drew out his pocketbook and took tive profession, or vice versa,

cial lectures by leaders in thought and docfrom it a folded letter. “You see this pa knew. Anyway, he started a discourse on

trine, purveyors of more liberal culture, inper! It contains what should be dear to expression from the actor's viewpoint. Ile spiration and ideals. They were the foreevery true American. It is a lettera let told us that actors were trained to express

runners of the modern institute lecturers. ter written by Abraham Lincoln-written various emotions voluntarily; that, for ex

Came, then, the years of the doctrinal reby his own hand—the original! Think oi ample, they were even trained to shed tears

naissance of teaching: Formal psychology it! An autographic letter of our honored

at will so as to express deep sorrow; that and martyred President! Think of it! I

he could do it; that he would show us he place this chair here. I lay the letter care could. And he did, for he had the trick. fully upon it. It must not be handled. The

Ile dropped his head slightly to the right, line will form in the outer aisle on my left. assume a doleful expression, blinked a few You may all now pass up that aisle, past times, and presently the tears coursed down the chair and view this letter.” Such, not his face. uncommonly, was the introduction to insti

The veteran of the old district school had tute programs, or to a talk on United States

(Formerly Mark Hopkins Institute) his stories to tell. I recall one who had history and history teaching. belonged to the very carly days, when the

California Street San Francisco That reminds me of another "up the left school house was a rough and ready aflair, aisle" episode. The Superintendent of a and when it was often said the teacher had very large county evidently had notions

to thrash all the big boys to hold his school. about the social amenities, for after the two He told us of how he mastered his first chief instructors had cach spoken, he mar school He had heard how tough it was.

PROFESSIONAL AND TEACHERS shalled us up the left aisle with instruc So when he appeared the first morning he COURSE IN THE FINE AND tions to pass by them as they stood on each carried an ax-but said nothing Entering

APPLIED ARTS side of the pulpit, reach up and shake hands the school he stood the ax against the wall with them. We did it with due solemnity, behind his chair—but said nothing. For a and returned to our seats without anyone's time the wonder and curiosity of the scholspeaking and, so far as I can recall, with

ars held mischief in abeyance; but finally Affiliated College of the University out so much as a smile. one or two of the big boys grew restless

of California That effort at launching an institute was and began to create disturbance. Then the

Illustrated catalogue mailed on very much to be preferred, however, to the school master reached back, grasped his ax,

application and hurled it down the center aisle the eneffort of another county superintendent I

tire length of the room to the rear wall, recall. What strength he had was always

where it buried its blade an inch or more getting lost in vain originalities. Not be

and hung menacingly above the blackboard. LEE F. RANDOLPH, Director lieving in institutes, as they were known That, at least, was his story.




California School

of Fine Arts

stepped into the educational circle; teach- outside grounds. Calipatria Union High planned by Mr. Howe. In its arrangements ing practise was recast as pedagogy. New School now enrolls some eighty students. it has been built to meet desert conditions languages, pedagogese and psychologish,

and is wonderfully well adapted for that were spoken. Institutes began to demand

Miss Myrta L. McClellan, instructor in

purpose. instructors who could speak them. This

geography at the University of California. In his work Mr. Howe is ably assisted by line of development, too, had its callow

Southern Branch, has taken out a leave of his vice-principal, Miss Martha J. Brown, stage. I recall one institute some twenty

absence. Miss McClellan will attend the and his corps of six teachers. The enrollfive years ago in Nebraska to which three

University of Chicago, where she will work ment this year numbers 112. philosophic-minded instructors were brought

on her Master's Thesis. Miss McClellan from a distance. The first spoke the new

will reach Chicago via the Panama Canal lingo. The teachers were impressed; but

and New York. Her steamship will make George M. Green, principal of the Inglehis two co-laborers even more SO. Each, numerous Latin American stops.

wood High School, is superintending the in his turn, vied with his predecessors in

expenditure of a $200,000 bond issue. Fifty philosophic flights on wings of Hegelian

thousand dollars is being spent in the conterminology, until it became evident that a Harry L. Howe, principal of the Coa

struction of a boys' gymnasium; $150,000 three-cornered contest was being staged. I chella Valley Union High School, has

will be spent for a twenty-room classroom think the teachers rather enjoyed it. Such charge of a high school in perhaps one of

building in which there will be a study hall things really had to be, you know, so that the most unique sections of the Western

for juniors and seniors. English, history they might be outgrown. It was the same

United States. The great Coachella Valley and mathematics classes will be held in this with child-study, and experimental psychol lies between the San Bernardino and San building. This structure will relieve the ogy. They had to proselyte before they Jacinto mountains-a vast dry desert land,

crowdedness in the other buildings of the were really ready for utterance. The prop with drifting sands and stunted desert

Inglewood plant. The Inglewood High agandist is always exposed to the refiner's plants. The mountains on either side are

School now enrolls 1227. fire. Thus, for example, was the young but jagged rock heaps, brown and gray in color. earnest institute worker who was deeply To the west lies Mount San Jacinto, snow interested in hypnotism and suggestion. In covered many months of the year.

Ben S. Millikan, principal of the Covina fact, he was pretty well read on it, though From these mountains seep the waters

Union High School, has won a very close he had had no practical experience. Before that bubble to the surface from deep-drill- bond election for $200,000. The vote was one institute he told the stock story of how ed artesian wells, from which the water for

three over the necessary two-thirds. One to hypnotize a hen. One of those perennial irrigation is obtained.

hundred thousand dollars of this amount iconoclasts who are always present, chal

Here is where the date farms of America

will be spent for a science building; $50,lenged the truth of the lecturer's claim, and

are found, owned by white people and cul 000 for an addition to the auditorium ; $25,at the next lecture produced the hen for a tivated mostly by Mexican labor. Here

000 on shops, and $15,000 on a

new athdemonstration. Of course the speaker had

the Deglet Noors ripen in abundance. This letic field. The high school gymnasium reto try, and of course he failed. His stock is a real land of little rain, for the average cently burned down and will be replaced. fell before the institute; but only over yearly rainfall is two inches.

Twelve thousand dollars insurance was renight, for he took that hen with him and before the next day had taught it how to

Mr. Howe's high school district is only ceived. This is the sixth year of Mr. Mil

150 miles across. be hypnotized.

The high school is sit

likan's work at Covina. The school enrolluated three miles from the town of Coa

ment has increased 100 per cent and now So the development went on. A good deal of chaff was blown away.

chella, off the state highway on a level plain. numbers 395.

A lot of fine wheat remained, at least in this sense The high school children hold classes out that institute instruction in the main came

of doors the whole year round as the presto have a vital bearing on large school is

Harold V. Hartshorn, principal of the ent school building is open to the air. It is a square building constructed around a

Perris High School, has been doing some sues, on practical problems. In a more balanced, better proportioned way, it came to grass court, out upon which all rooms open very intensive work in the training of the be distinctive of the teaching profession. with folding doors.

high school debaters. He is training them In California, I understand, we have one A new building is being erected at a cost

to think and talk on their feet rather than phase of institute development, peculiar to of $50,000. This new building has been to rely on memorized notes. the state. I refer to the more or less intimate connection of county and city institutes with state-wide teachers' associations. For organization purposes and for the professional strength that belongs to strong organization, this connection has been good. It may be a moot question whether it makes as readily for greater practical efficiency in

The trend of the market is upward!! the individual. For already some counties

We recommend carly buying this year as a good investment. are not only breaking away to handle local

Order now and avoid disappointment in September. issues occasionally, but they are even break

We Supply & ing the counties up in small gatherings, par

Papers—all Kinds. ticularly their practical problems, and thus

Drawing Materials. calling out the teachers individually.

Pencils - Pens.

Inks Pastes. The high school at Calipatria has just


Kindergarten Supplies. moved into a modern, up-to-date $150,000

Black-boards. plant. The high school building is located on

School Furniture. a 20-acre plot on the highway west of town.

If the Schools use it, we supply it.

Your orders are solicited. It is a two-story structure. The arrangements

We guarantee prices against decline. of rooms are particularly apt. Offices,

Order now and have your supplies shipped at your convenience. classrooms, domestic science department, chemistry and physic rooms, bookkeeping department, are excellently provided for. There is an attractive library room and a fine music room with stage for dramatics and public speaking Mr. Prince has plan

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the schools during the past seven months. Our service includes all the elementary schools in Lassen County. The result of our investigation is the following:

Sumber of books, records, maps, Etim

pictures (mounted and framed), ili

etc., sent out this year, 7661; val-
ne of this material.

$9,471.85 By Julia G. Babcock

Magazine subscriptions. 123; val-
ued at

265.95 Cost to County Library for hand

ling books, etc., supplies and Miss Thelma Brackett, librarian of Sis steam shovel, of trucks, and a host of work


1,342.34 kiyou County Free Library, sends the fol

men marked an epoch in the history of the Books, records, etc., kept over in lowing report of the meeting of the Ninth city. The members of the library board,

schools from previous years, 3,District of the California Library Associathe librarian and public-spirited citizens

117 valued at

4,367.05 tion, which met at Yreka on February 1st

have worked tirelessly to bring to pass the and 2nd. In sending out the invitations as

Total value of material used in the president of the district, Miss Brackett told beginning of this great project, and are able

schools for the past 7 months. .15,447.19 the librarians that snow had been ordered to visualize in this work of excavation the and a good cold reception was promised. beauty of the finished structure.

Tuned over to the County Library
by the schools

3,025 00 She says: “IVhile but few members were able to attend, those present made up in

Mr. Charles F. IVoods, librarian of the quality for the lack of quantity. Plans had

It is of interest to pause and consider been made in the fall for a snow party. It

Riverside Public Library, reports the geo what is being done in the aggregate for was not realized that the entire state would graphical distribution of the students and the schools of the state in those counties, suffer from a phenomenally dry winter as graduates of the Riverside Library Service forty-two of them, which have county libraa result. School from its inception in 1913 through

ries. The brief statement above as to the The meeting Friday evening accordingly

amount of service rendered in one county the summer of 1923. It is as follows: Ala

illustrates something of the magnitude of opened with apologies by the president for bama, 1; Arizona, 11 ; California, 293; Col

the whole. Sometimes rural schools are the misrepresentations contained in the in

orado, 7; Idaho, 9; Illinois, 2; Indiana, 11; vitations. Mrs. Clarence Soule was the first

Towa, 8; Kansas, 1; Massachusetts: 3p spoken of as being “less fortunate” than speaker of the evening. Her topic was Michigan, t; Missouri, 4; Montana, 7; New

city schools, but with an abundance of “The Door in the Wall." Mrs. Soule has

books in good condition, with up-to-date Mexico, 10; New Jersey, 1; New York, 5; an unquenchable enthusiasm for books, and North Dakota, 1; Ohio, 3; Oklahoma, t;

maps, current periodicals, pictures, charts, she has as well the ability to share her ap Oregon, t; Pennsylvania, 2; South Dakota, other good things that are going out from

stereographs, music records, and all the preciation with others. Her talk ably dem 1; Texas, 10; Utah, 2; Washington, 8;

to onstrated how valuable may be the door of

county libraries list Virginia, 1; Wisconsin, 3; Wyoming, schools, they should be congratulated upon

the remotest books in which might otherwise prove a 3; Washington, D. C., 2. There were also blank wall of existence. three students from British Columbia; one

their good fortune. It is the city with less

careiul service for its schools that should Mr. Milton J. Ferguson, state librarian, from Ilawaii; one from Ontario, and one gave a talk on “Some Things IVorth Thile.' from Scotland.

awake from its complacency and emulate

the work that is being done from day to He spoke of the effect of moving pictures

day and from year to year by county libraand books of exaggerated types, which ren Viss Lenala ). Martin, librarian of Lasder the individual incapable of distinguish

ries all up and down the state of California. sen County Free Library, sends the following the false from the worth while things ing interesting items: of life.

I pleasant custom has been inaugurated The Monticloa Club of Susanville, a Saturday morning was devoted to practi.

in Fresno, growing out of this thought that woman's organization, has a thriving art cal discussions. After a short address by

it would be agrecable and profitable for class, which meets a week in the neighboring librarians to get together more Mr. J. W. Miller, county superintendent of county library office and is in charge of


frequently than once or twice a year. schools, on the relation between school and

the county librarian.

Italian art is now library, a general discussion on "Guiding being studied. The members of the class

Saturday afternoon, January 19th, a library the Child's Reading” was led by Mrs. Adams

luncheon was served at the Hotel Fresno, are very much interested in the course and of Trinity County. The points brought out

attended by librarians from as far north as are determined to take up the art of other proved the impossibility of trying to solve

Modesto and as far south as Bakersfield. countries when finished with Italian art. liter the luncheon informal discussions of mountain problems by city methods. What

Two collections of art pictures have been ever is done to influence the child's choice

library problems were held, and a visit was borrowed from the State Library. These of books must be accomplished by hacking pictures have been studied not only by the

made to the Fresno County Free Library a trail through the wilderness, with adap art class but also by the high school pupils, erings at least once in two months.

It is planned to have these informal gathtations of the methods now in use.

whose teacher makes a special effort to inMiss Blanche Challant, librarian of Butte

terest her classes in these pictures. The County Free Library, led the second disexhibits have been held in the county libra

The twenty-ninth annual meeting of the cussion on general problems. Here, prac

ry office. We have been very much pleased California Library Association will be held tical homely questions of library method

at the interest of these boys and girls, who in Pasadena, at the Hotel Huntington, on were brought up, and if not answered were at least aired and viewed from new angles. pictures. These pupils in the past have

come back again and again to look at the April 28th, 29th and 30th, and the County As a conclusion to the program, on Sun

Librarians' Convention will be held on the never had an opportunity of seeing art colday, after all the guests had gone, there lections of any kind or of learning about

same dates and upon May 1st following: was a light fall of snow.

the great masters. We feel that a good Miss Jeannette M. Drake, librarian of the work has been started.

Pasadena Public Library, is president of Stockton Free Public Library, which

We have been interested to note the the California Library Association, and a serves not only the city of Stockton but also the whole county of San Joaquin, re

amount of service which has been given to fine program is anticipated. ports a circulation for the year 1923 of 422,590, an increase over 1922 of 30,023 and a

WHAT CAN YOU DO UNUSUALLY WELL? gain over 1920 of 155,922, or 58 per cent.

WHAT UNUSUAL THING CAN YOU DO WELL: ? Work began on January 14th on the new

Write $1,500,000 library building for Los Angeles, BOYNTON TEACHERS AGENCY

517 Brockman Bldg., Los Angeles on the Normal Hill site. The arrival of a




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The following poem was written by W. Long Beach vo ed a bond issue January P. Dean, assistant superintendent of Mo 15 of $4,900,000 for new school buildings

. When attending Educational desto schools, in commemoration of the

sites and equipment by a majority of six

teen to one. building of the Don Pedro dam and the

The people of Long Beach Conventions or Visiting Los distribution of electricity over the upper gaministrations horsesuperintendent the alco Angeles, make your headquart San Joaquin Valley: Stephens. The bond issue was necessitated

ers at the by the fact that some 2500 children were Through the ages man has pondered;

on half-day session. This bond issue is Bowed his head in awe and wonder; scheduled to care for the expansion of the Worshipped all the giant forces;

next three years. Saw in fire and storm and water

414-16-18 So. Spring St. Long Beach has just acquired a large

Near Fourth Street Giants battling with each other.

amount of new territory by annexation. Shrank when forked fire of lightning Catalina Island is now in the Long Beach

Los Angeles Shattered monarchs of the forest;

school district. Fifty thousand dollars of Swam 'the flood but felt his weakness, the bond issue is for a high school building

275 rooms, each on the island. The Wrigley interests (own

with bath and As in sound of some Niagara ers of the island) transport all school goods

circulating ice He had dared to brave the rapids. free and give passes to school supervisors

water'... Did these men of cave and forest, who visit the island.

Courteous and Pondering on these mighty forces, An east-end high school is proposed with

efficient service Dream their dreams of future power?

a site of fifteen to twenty acres and buildDream their sons' sons should fulfill them! ings and equipment costing $1,150,000.

Fireproof That the day should come when vision,

The Jefferson junior high school and the Skill, and wisdom, born of freedom

construction These should harness, bit and bridle

Franklin junior high school, of a capacity Flashing lightning, rushing water? now of 1000, are to be increased to a 1500

Rates from Bid them work for children's children?

capacity at a cost of some $600,000. Seven Warmth and light for all the people?

hundred thousand dollars is scheduled for Old world kingdoms since have risen,

a new north-side junior high school; $2,Shone for centuries, then have fallen;

310,000 will be spent enlarging some four

teen present school plants, and in the seOthers built upon their ashes;

You will like They in turn to follow after;

curing of future sites. Since the first men glimpsed the vision

The tremendous growth of Long Beach Of this blessing for all people. is shown in the last ten-year cycle. In

at the Stowell" But the land of its fulfillment

1912-13 the enrollment was 6,518; in 1922Must be far from old world princes;

23 it was 19,984. Must be free for mind and conscience; Such a land is California.

'Twas not chance that it was destined For the promotion of thrift among school The fulfillment should be westward,

children, S. H. Thompson, superintendent Far from all the old world failures,

of Whittier grammar schools, has inauguFarthest outpost of the west-land.

rated a system that is different and highly Here are mountains high and wooded, successful. The thrift campaign has been Holding back the snows of winter

organized more in the form of a contest Till the warmest days of summer

between the different schools and between Call the cool life-giving water

the classes in each school. The teacher is Down a hundred rugged rivers

merely a report taker of the classes' prog What wonderful To refresh the sun-parched valleys.

ress each month. The school authorities Vision, will and skill have triumphed;

handle no money.
Each individual child

Fields of green and cattle feeding;

must go to his own bank, make his own deVines and trees with branches loaded ; posits, and learn the rudiments of banking Watered by the snow of mountains.

from early contact with a real banking inSilver cords unite the firesides,

stitution. Every month the children up Thro' which flow the lightning flashes, through the fifth grade bring a report from Turning wheels of farm and factory, their parents of the amount they have deSpreading warmth and light before it. posited in a savings account; the upper People of a favored valley, grade children bring their bank books so

NATIONAL CREST You are heirs to this great blessing.

that the teacher can make a report.


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have astonished and delighted their Superintendents, school board members and the parents of their pupils, by their rare skill in demonstrating and teaching practical handwriting. We have made it possible for any teacher in any part of the world to become in a few months an inspirational and successful leader in penmanship reform.

OUR NORMAL TRAINING COURSE BY CORRESPONDENCE makes the mastery of the MECHANICS and PEDAGOGY of rhythmic easy to write and easy to read MUSCULAR MOVEMENT HANDWRITING, easy of accomplishment in a few months. The course is offered free to all teachers whose pupils have the PALMÉR METHOD TEXT BOOKS.

Teachers who are not familiar with the PALMER METHOD PENMANSHIP PLAN are invited to write our nearest office for information.





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Commencing Monday, March 14 MERCHANTS' LUNCH 65c, Instead of $1

DINNER $1.25

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