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The Little Giant Blackboard Eraser Cleaner

is simple in construction and efficient in every respect. Is non-breakable and is oper-
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er's Tork. Superintendent Guinn also and Commissioner Oluer and Commission-
spoke, touching on the value of professional er Stanley will undoubtedly accomplish
training, of lite liplomas, tenure, and stat much that is worth while in continuing
ing that standards here in a state of tran these informal conierences in the various
sition. He emphasized the value of protes districts of the state,
sional training during the period of a teach-
er's activity: Superintendent llall of San
Mateo asked Superintendent Ciwinn is pro Chas. II. Camper, superintendent of
fissional training would absolutely make Chico, deserves the appreciation of substi-
teachers more efficient, and Mr. Guinn an tute teachers. Ile recommended to the
Sivered: “It lould not make them less Board of Education that it

not cfficiunt." Then Superintendent llall ask square deal to take $0.00 of a teacher's salca: "Is it not possible that a teacher be ary for the retirement fund, provided she made less cificient be too much training." had only taughi a days and was not a

Ind Guinn ansiered that. "In some cases regular teacher, getting credit towards re-
it might be possible." Thadeus Rhodes tirement for her teaching: The Board of
of the Daniel llebster school, San Fran Education appropriated funds to take care
cisco, also contributed to the discussion. of payment required for the retirement
The conierence has
a distinct success,

fund for all the substitute teachers.

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The election of the representatives of the California Teachers' Association, Southern Council, took place January 12, 1927.

Cornelius B. Collins of Calerico and 11bert F. Vandergriff of Los Angeles Polytechnic high school were elected as representatives of the executive committee of the Southern Council.

Eight councilmen to represent the southern district on the state council of the California Teachers' Issociation were elected as folloirs: C. E. Tken, Riverside: 11. L. Stuckey, Huntington Park: F. E. Howard, Inyo county; d. S. Pope, Santa Barbara ; George W. Moyse, Glendale; Martin Sena by: l'asadena, and Jeanette C Jacobson and Ida C. Iverson of Los Angeles.

11. L. Stephens, Long Beach : George E. Bettinger, Ilhambra: R. 1. Mitchell, Orange County : Merton E. Till, Ontario, and C. Sandiler, 11. B. Crane and Dorothy Ilheeler of Los Angeles, vere elected as representatives of the Southern Section outside the southern council.

F. 11. Thurston, who was re-elected executive secretary of the association, announced at the meeting thit nearly completed results of the organization's recent membership campaign showed a total of approximately 11.000 members of the Southern Section at the present time.

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THE CONFERENCE AT SOUTH SAN

FRANCISCO There was a conference of principals of elementary schools and high schools under the leadership of I. C. Olney and Grace Chandler Stanley at South San Francisco on Thursday and Friday, January 17 and 18. There were about 100 representatives present. There were seleral interesting discussions and some repartec. llis. Stanley in her address stressed the advantage of university and summer school credits, and deplored the fact that many teachers who hold life diplomas were called into service during the scarcity of teachers and continue to teach to the detriment of the children. Superintendent A. E. Monteith of Redwood in reply gave a number of illustrations of men in the professions of law and medicine i ho had made great success and who were of distinct service in the community in which they live, but who had not taken special courses since graduation, and emphasized the fact that teaching to be a profession must have special emphasis placed on Successful experience. There is danger to the profession if we go too far in our technical requirements of units to solve the value of a teach

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ALASKA

A VACATION AFLOAT IN NORTHERN WATERS

By Geraldine Sartain

ing's visit to Alaska and of the fine hunting grounds back on Wrangell — wooded stretches where moose, deer, caribou, bear, wolf and goats abound.

And when we got back to the "Queen" three of our voyage companions didn't show up for dinner. They had been won over to the lure of remaining in Wrangell and going on a hunting expedition in this paradise of the sportsman.

(To be continued.)

Suits---Coats---Dresses---Furs

store for them.

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Near Powell

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of all natural phenomena—the eager return
of millions of fish through the cold waters
of the Pacific to their home spawning
ground in Alaska where they ascend the
little streams, leaping their way up the
rapids in a silver mass, fighting their way

over nets and barriers back to the spot
(Editor's Note. This travelogue, written by a San Fran. where they were born and where they re-
cisco newspaper woman who took the Alaskan trip this
summer with a friend, will give teachers the information turn to spawn and die, thus fulfilling life's
they wish to have regarding a vacation trip in the Far
North. Teachers who are considering such a trip will read mission of reproduction.
of the delights in
escape the routine duties of life will find they have discov. In Ketchikan, too, are some of the finest
ered exactly the trip to take, according to this account,
which will run for several months in the Western Journal totems. Chief Johnson's totem, surmount-
of Education.)

ed by the fabled bird ha-juk, stands in A picturesque little town is Ketchikan,

front of his cabin, which is painted a bright Alaska.

pink and decorated across the entire front Built at the foot of a fir-clad mountain

with a huge whale with wide-open mouth, with its houses perched on jutting rocks and slopes, its streets Wander crookedly

Light delightful hours ive spent in the up hill and down.

toin. Then sailed anay for the most scenThe city of greatest commercial impor- ically beautiful part of the entire trip—the tance in all the territory it is—a town oi passage through the far-lamed Wrangell 2,000, a center for fishing, a port for the

Varrolls—a waterway so narrow and with shipment of iurs, gold. lumber fish, grain and all the products of Alaska.

many devious and twisting channels We climbed miles up and down its rough

that, as we stood in the pilot house beside board streets, looking into its curioshop Captain Enquist and watched him direct windows, closely chaperoned by the town

the course,

ve fairly held our breaths at dogs that come to meet all boats in Vaska the beauty and the wonder. and accompany the tourists about the town Gulls wing their way from the shore to and back to the very gangplank.

the boat, wild ducks Soar and dip.

In enAfter our life in a big city, the tio most

chanting scene—the sea before us noticeable things to us in all the lorth and calm, with the dark tree-covered slopes land, aside from the magnificent scenery; rising from the water's edge-waterfalls were these droves of dogs which make pouring merrily down the mountains and friends instantly, and the wooden streets ever in the background the line of towerup which come lumbering horses and wag- ing: jagged peaks, dotted with patches of ons and an occasional Ford.

snow, that pierce the sky-line. Here, too, we saw the first native's le Soon we were nearing Ilrangell, a town had met on the journey—the sturdy can

of 1200 placed at the mouth of the Stikine nery men and women, brown-skinned and river, founded as long ago as the early with a decided Mongolian cast of counte

nineteenth century, named after Baron nance. They were every place, for the llrangell, the governor of Ilaska and iamwork in large numbers in the canneries all ols for decades as a trading post. through the summer and early fall.

llrangell is tlatter than Ketchikan, but In the stores we came across vast quan

has the same rambling plank streets, pertities of fine furs, but discovered they were haps a little vider. It boasts a good hotel, no cheaper here than in California, and a newspaper and many stores. were told to go further north and inland In its curio stores were first introfor real fur bargains.

duced to the Chilkat blanket. that oddly We wanted to see who the wheels go striking piece of native handiwork volen around" in a salmon cannery, and were led

in semi-circular shape from the wool of the by a native through the devious

moutain goat, a

brilliant yellow color.

passageways of one of the largest.

decorated with light blue designs symbolic Never fear the purity and cleanliness of

of clan traditions, and crossed by black canned Alaskan salmon. They come to the

squares and other emblems. cannery in great shining silver piles that lle also found here curious garments of remind one of Rex Beach's "The Silver cedar bark make by the natives, unique Horde" of a decade or so ago. They are baskets, l'ests fashioned from moose hide, be-headed, be-tailed, be-finned and

and slit embroidered and beaded. open by machinery, washed in a stream Every place was there a riot of flowers. of constantly flowing water, chopped up Don't imagine for a second that southern and passed into the tins with no human Taska is barren and flowerless in summer. hands touching them. Indian girls fill the On each of our stops we found more verdtop crevices, the lids are clamped on by ure, giant brakes, blossoming shrubs and machinery, and the cans pass through the wild flowers than we have seen in any cooker, are labeled and boxed ready for place in California. Each front yard is the markets.

neatly fenced and filled with cultivated One of our great joys in this little fish powers of every species and hue. ing village of Ketchikan was in wending le paid a pop call upon J. 11. Pritchett, our way up the mountain streams and see editor of "The Wrangel Sentinel," who ing the salmon run—that most wonderful told us all about the late President Hard

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To the Many Friends of the Western Journal of Education

Ti pou are interested in this number of the Western Journal of Education, 1011 will be glad to have called 10 pour attention the following texts and supplementary readings:

Dorrance—The story of the Forest
Gilmore-Birds Through the Year
Hawkes-Trail to the Woods
Johonnot-Friends in Feathers and Fur.
Johonnot--Neighbors with Wings and Fins
Keffer-Nature Studies on the Farm
Pitre-Swallow Book
Stokes-Ten Common Trees
Turner-Our Common Friends and Foes
Walker-Our Birds and Their Nestlings
Abbott--A Boy on a Farm
Abbott-Adventures of a Country Boy
Carter-Nature Study with Common Things
Cummings- Nature Study for Primary Grades
Cummings—Nature Study for Lower Grammar Grades
Cummings--Nature Study for Higher Grammar Grades
Overton & Hill-Nature Study

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These books are all o cementary school stule He publish il catalogues entitled Guide Post Reading, which gives the correct grading of any of the chose. Te shall be glad w send u thois descrip live catalogue upon application.

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