The Falls City tribune. (Falls City, Neb.) 1904-191?, March 31, 1911, Image 1
The Falls City Tribune Vol. VIII FALLS CITY, NEBRASKA, FRIDAY, HARCH 3I, 1911. NUMBER XVI SCHOOL BUILD- j ING QUESTION NO COMPLAINT IS MADE—ONLY GIVES THE SITUATION •*-» Needs Of The High School Is Ably Presented By Supt. S. H. Wood T1u; needs of the grades have been piesented, and what seems the best solution of the building question from the standpoint of the grades has been offered. The needs of the high school are quite ks imperative as are those of the grades. 1* ew people not in dose toudi with the schools realize this. But little lias been publicly said on the question. We have been doing the best we < euhl, and the high school has been accomplishing good work, but now that the question of building has arisen, it is proper that the long telt needs should be stated. This statement is made in no spirit of complaint. It is intended as a frank presentation of conditions as they are. The present high school building contains eight rooms of the ordinary size. Three of these rooms are used for the grades, and five for the high school proper. One of these five rooms is used for a study room and for general assembly purposes, and the other four are used for recitation rooms. This is the equip ment provided twenty years ago. Hut great changes have taken place in school courses since tha time. New subjects, have been added, new methods of teaching have been in troduced. For instance, Physics, chemestry, botany, agriculture. all the sciences, In fact, must now be taught by the laboratory method. This method requires apparatus and room to use it. The room which we now use for a Physics and Chemistry lab oratory must, also be used for a rec itation room. As a consequence, it is «o full of seats and tables for "Physics and lockers and desks for Chemistry, that pupils have little room for work. The other sciences also should have more room for laboratory purposes than is now pro vided. One of the needs of the high school, then, is more and better arranged room for laboratory pur poses. There are other classes not prop erly provided for. At several per iods five recitations must meet with but four recitation rooms, and at one period six recitations are in session at the same time. This necessita tes 'the use of the library for a tecitation room during several per iods each .week, and for the period when six recitations are in session, the superintendent’s office must be used for a small class. The heat ing of the library is very uncertain in winter, as it is provided only with an overflow flue from the furnace. The fitness of the superintendent’s office for a recitation room may b* judged from its dimensions, since it in an old hallway 25 feet long and seven feet nine inches wide, with a window in one end. As suggested above, one of the five rooms occupied by the high school is used for study and assem bly purposes. This room is practi cally the same size as the ordinary grade room, intended to seat forty to forty-five pupils. One hundred fif teen to one hundred forty high school students must be crowded into this room for roll call twice each day, for general exercises once each day, at the close of sessions twice each •lay, and the majority of these stu dents must come into the room at the close of each recitation to get books, etc. Of course such a room cannot be seated with desks for each individual, so tables are arranged that part of the students may use them for study; the rest must sit around the wall. Books are kept in open tills on the wall. That such an ar rangement is a great handicap to the accomplishment of 'best results is an inevitable conclusion. For Rirst—The study period is not what it should be, since tl»e pupil has no regular place o sit, and lie is often crowded so much that he cannot give his attention to his work. And more carelessness in written work must be tolerated because the pupil has no fit place to keep ink and no | place to use it. Second — Much needless confus-[ ion results fiom congestion in so small a room, and from the neces sity of all passing to the same tills, located in a narrow space, to get books. The general order which is obtained in spite of these obstacles is due to the co-operation of pupils and the skillful management of teachers. Another of the crying needs of the high school then, is an assembly room largo enough to give each pupil a seat for general exercises, and a place to study and to keep decently his books and supplies. This is said to be the only high school in tho state without an assembly room. “New occasions teach new duties.” No movement in education in modern times has been more persistent than tho tendency toward industrial edu cation. By this is meant manual training in all its forms including woodwork for boys and cooking and sewing and housekeeping for girls. It is common for those unacquainted with the purpose and tho results of anything new, especially in education, to call it a fad. Of course, there have been fads in educaation, but industrial training lias been thorough ly tested, in Europe first, and for many years in the United States, and instead of declining, as does a fad, it lias steadily increased in favor. It has long passed the fad stage. The community which re fuses to keep stop with (lie most important improvements will sooner or later wake up to find itself out classed in the provisions for the completer training of its youth. The board of education, seeing the great advantages to be gained ' ■< m industrial training, have in stalled it on a small scale both for boys and girls. Again was an of fice in the Central building made use of for domestic science, nad a base ment room in the high school for manual training. These rooms are nadeequate for the development of ihi.: work, and, besides, the rooms are needed to ■ - liter purposes. Fur thermore this sin cial wrork should be located in the hig>- school building, and. r’nce pup>Is from the seventh and eighth grades usually take this wot!:, it would he much more con vet act if the lay school building were centrally located. About 40 girls lrora fb liigli s. I ool building • sc .1 now go to u • Central building tn tak< dull.'.-flic -i.'iuiifc while the 'cys from the t| cr grades of the Men• <;i 1 building must go to the high school for their manual training. Physical training is universally roc >gnized as an important element of he trinity in education, spirit, mind nd body. A high school building should have a gymnasium where some systematic physical education an be given, and where games can be played under much better super vision. Heretofore, the athletic as sociations have been compelled to raise- funds as best they could to pay rent for a room not well suited either in construction of location for their games. In order that our High School may economically and affectively do the work which it lias been trying to do, and that it may perform the functions which a high school of to day should perform, we should have them. First—More laboratory and recita tion room. Second—Provision for manual train ing aand domestic science. Third—A gymnasium. Fourth—A study and assembly root Fifth—A centrally located building for these purposes. The present high school, though a good and substantial building, and suitable without any ebange for a grade building, could not without a great deal of change, be adapted for the various purposes of a modern high school, and if such were at tempted, the grades which are now using a part of this building would have to be boused elsewhere. For this reason, as well as for reasons previously stated from the standpoint of the grades, the school authorities have thought, that, rather than con struct two small buildings for the grades, the wiser course for the present is lo construct a building cen trally located for high school pur poses, and to use the present build ings, with possibly a couple of ad ditional rooms in the south district for the grades. . S. II. WOOD, Met For Practice The young men’s quartet met last night at the home of Miss Elsie Dailey for practice and a social ev-, ening. After the practice a two course luncheon w'as served in the dining room. Date in the evening the guests departed with the closing serenade ’’Good Night Ladies,” PRACTICE RETAILERS ORGANIZATION MERCHANTS OF FALLS CITY ARE NOW ORGANIZED The Membership Now Includes Practically All Of The Mer chants In Falls City The merchants of Falls City per fected their local organization last night, under the jurisdiction of the Federation of Nebraska Retail and National association of Retail Mer chants of the United States, and have applied for their charter under those organizations. The meeting was held in the office of John W. Powell, and Field Secretary Cum nock acted as chairman, and over twenty of Falls City's business men were in attendance and all were very enthusiastic over the organization af ter a general discussion the follow ing officers were elected: (’. M. Wilson—president. A. Morsman—vice-president. Roscoe Anderson—secretary. V. G By ford legislative commit teeman. C. G. Hargrave, Fred H. Schock, ]j. M. Jenne, Jake Bloom, A. Mors man—board of directors. The membership now includes prac tically all of the merchants of Falls City, and those who are not mem bers will be called on In the next (lay or two. A great deal of good • an be accomplished by this organi zation and it is to the interest of every merchant to get in the band wagon and help the good work along. Don't fail to give the com mittee attention when called upon. To Enforce Eight-Hour Law. Topeka, Mar. 30.—Tlie state labor commissioner, \V. 1,. A. Johnson, noti fied the otlicers of Kansas towns which have municipal water or light ing plants that they must enforce the n hour law in the conduct of their plants. The supreme court has re cently decided that the 8-hour law ap plies to municipalities. Quits Service for Steel Trust. Washington, Mar. 30.—George K. I.eet, one of the most prominent olh cials in the treasury department tendered his resignation and within ten days will go to New York to become private secretary to Judge Cary of the United States Steel cor poration. Mann Will be Minority Leader. Washington. Mar. 30.—Representa tive Mann of Illinois will be minority leader in the house. It was given out on the highest authority in house Re publican circles that the decision to make Mann the leader has been final ly made. Wheat Down W/g Cents. Chicago, Mar. 30.—Wheat for the May delivery has declined in price <*n the Chicago Hoard of Trade 16 cents a bushel since the first week in January. Fortunes have beep made and fortunes have been lost in the speculation in May wheat. Faulkner Gets Census Job. Washington, Mar. 30.—Dr. Roland 1 Faulkner of Pennsylvania was ap pointed as the director of the census in place of Assistant Dr. Willoughby who has been given a place on the president’s economy board. PASS SUNDAY BASE BALL BILL GOVERNOR'S ATTITUDE NOT SO SURE AT THIS TIME Much Pressure Being Brought to Bea Upon Him By Friends And Enemies of The Bill Lincoln, Mch. 30—The Sunday base ball bill passed the house yesterday after a bitter fight and atttempts to amend it to exclude small towns Tom Its benefits. The amendments which came from friends of the bill were designed to meet the objections of Governor Aid rich, who is supposed to have de lated himself its quite opposed to Sunday base ball on general princi ples and willing to sign the bill only with a clause which would prevent Sabbath day games in towns smaller than 2,000. The members from small towns however, wore entirely unwilling to exclude themselves from the bill and voted down the amendment to ox hide towns of less than 0,000 and to exclude villages less than 2,000. KOHLSAAT REFUSED TO TELL He Knew $100,000 Was Paid for Elec tion of Lorimer But Would Not Give Details. Springfield, 111., Mar. 30.—H. H. Kohlsaat, publisher of the Chicago Record-Herald, told the state senate Investigating committee that ho knew $100,000 had been used to procure the election of William Igjrimer to the United States senate. He then refused to give the committee the source of his Information, notwith standing that the committee has the power to imprison him because ol his refusal. At this puncture the committee took a recess. Mr. Kohlsaat was ex cused first being informed by tho committee that its members had agreed that he must answer the questions regarding the money. LITTLE NEW IN KANSAS LAWS Of 335 Bills Passed only 35 concerned Something Not in the Old Statutes. Topeka, Mar. 30.—Charles Sessions, secretary of state, in making up the index for the new statute book, found that 335 laws were passed by the 1911 legislature and signed by the gover nor. Of this number 200 were amend ments or repeals of old statutes and 100 were appropriation bills, leaving 35 of the 335 bills which are really new legislation and concern some thing not in the present statutes. It has always been said that about all any legislature ever did was to pass a lot of laws for the next legislature to repeal or amend and the facts about the present session confirm this. To Pay Trackmen Premiums. Chicago, Mar. 30.—The Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific lines, for the purpose of promoting individual effort and efficiency in the maintaining of their tracks and roadbed in the best condition, have established a system of premiums to be paid to the road masters and section foremen showing the greatest Improvement in this respect for a year. BUSINESS COL LEGE CLOSES I - FRANK BUCHHOLZ RECEIVES DIPLOMAS This Has Been a Very Sussessful Year From Both Educational And Financial Standpoint Business college Closes Friday will be the dose of a very successful term of school at the business college. II lias been a success from both an ediuatlonal and financial standpoint, and during this school year lias been managed by Principal Keclhorn. There are two rnduates, who will receive tludi diplomas tomorrow, Frank BuchhoL and Walter Spaeth. The formet lias already secured a position in s bank in Kansas City, Mr. Ileelhon leaves Friday night for ids home ii North Manchester, Indiana. Uusinsse College closes TEACHERS MEETING Many From Here Attend Southeast ern Nebraska Teachers Meet ing At Nebraska City The Southeastern Nebraska Teach ers' Association meets in Nebraska City today ami tomorrow. Several of the teachers from here are in attendance, among them are Misses Lookablll, Field. Walter, Thayer, Lang, and Miss Anita Wilson who has charge of the music In lit*1 Humboldt schools. Miss Bessie Wilsou also went to that city to represent Falls City In the Declamatory contest to be held there. New Federal Building North Platte, March 30 -The Inns ury department has just, published requests for bids for the construct ion of the new postoffice and federal court house to be erected in this i city. Bids will be received until 3 p. m. May 2. The building is plan ned for the postoffice on the first floor, court room and offices on the second floor and the U. S. land office and rooms on the third floor. It is expected that work will begin upon the building during the summer. NEWS FR.0M con it house GATHERED DAILY FROM THE RECORDS News From The Court House That Will Interest People Through out The County Claims in the Rev. Henry Hex es tate will be heard by Judge (lagnon today. Tomorrow the will of Michael Ky no will be probated. The final Settlement of the Mois I 'onnecker estate will be made. Yesterday Judge Gagnon heard pe titions in the Herman Tielien es tate. lty order of the district judge, court adjourned until tomorrow. Miss Ruth Oppenheiiner lias filed a petition asking that her name be . hanged from Oppenheiiner to Reavis Sheriff Fenton is investigating the .hooting that occurred at Uarada on Monday night. Someone in need of •i target for practice shooting, nad in no condition for 'practice, chose the large plate glass window in the front -,f Mr. Hutler’s new store. About f 150 worth of damage was done. Mr. ’Sutler was out of town at the time uid did not discover his loss ini nediately, RESOLUTIONS \dopted By The Ministerial Union Of Falls City, Nebr., March 27, 1911 Whereas, It lias come to our at r ntion that the Rev. M. Brooks, aastor of the Methodist Episcopal ’hurch of this city, has resigned his barge, and will loeate in another tate, and Whereas, This action will remove the Rev. Mr. lirooks from our coun . i! ad our fellowshow, therefore be U resolved First—That in the removal of Kev. M. C. Brooks we are conscious of i the loss we shall sustain in that ha was an earnest and fearless Chris tian minister, a brotherly companion, p.nd u wise counsellor in our united body. We very heartily commend Ills work in our city, at all times showing his sense of honesty and candor towards his brethren by a consistnnt devotion to his own church and the work of the Lord in general. Bts'ond We bespeak for him in ills new field the earnest cooperation of tlic church to which he is going as pastor, and the support of the com munity in general, assuring thorn hat at all times wo have found him i brother "beloved in the Lord." Third -That a copy of these resolu ioiih he spread upon our recrods, a opy he given Brother Brooks, and i copy furnished (o the local press. Respectfully submitted, J, F. WATSON. It. C. HAILEY, Com. Killed By Kick of Horse Bloomington, March 2!* Willis If. 'ackard, a farmer living south of his place, was killed by h kick of i horse laHt night. The animal | -truck him in the breast and he died five minutes later. lie was twenty five yearH old and is survived by a | widow. Holdrege Wants School lioldrege, Mart h 30— An agricultur al school rally was held at the opera house to discuss the benefits to be derived from the new school should II be located at this place. The com mercial club is working hard to get the school located at Holdrege. Farmers from all parts of the coun ly were present and heard address es by l’rof. H It. Smith of the state agricultural school at Lincoln. This is the second of a series of meet ings which well be held at Holdrege for the purpose of securing flits school. THE PUTTERS ARE IT Putters Defeated The Eighth Grade Central Wednesday By A Score Of 16 to 14 The Putters played the Eighth grade Central a game of base ball oa Wednesday afternoon. The losers did enough boosting to beat the Falls City Mink League tea* lut. were turned over and fried on the other side, when they bumped up against the Putters. The seore waa 16 to 14. Card Of Thanks Mr. and Mrs.. Frank M. Shaffer and family wish to express their sincere and hearty thanks to all those wlte assisted during their recent bereave ment in the sickness and death of their beloved daughter and sister, Miss Wilma. GtN. REYES CO GOVERN MEXICO Havana Dispatches Say Diaz and Corral Will Go Abroad for Their Health. Havana, Mar. 30.—Gen. Keyes tlie exiled Mexican statesman, will suc ceed Diaz, as president of Mexico. This information, emanating from an ofliclt*! source In Mexico <’i'y, re ceived here in private cable dis patches. According to the peace pro gram of the Diaz. regime the Mexi can committees will grant a leave of absence to Diaz, and Vice-President Corral on the grounds of "ill health.'’ Both will go abroad and Gen. Keyes, who will be appointed to take up the duties of the vice president, will ulti mately assume the executive func tions of the government in their en tirety, thus becoming the president In fact until a now election is held. Smuggling Valuable Rurs. Washington, Mar. 30.—Secret cus toms agents are trying to trace hun dreds of packages of immensely valu able furs smuggled into this country within the past few weeks. Accord ing to Chief Wilkie, the packages fig ure in a gigantic plot framed by a prominent merchant in Montral and which has probably been in prepara tion for more than two years. To Investigate Mine Deaths. Pittsburg, Kan., Mar. 30.—An inves tigation of the disaster at Mineral, Kail., more than a week ugo, when five men met d tli in a series of gas explosion in the Missouri, Kansas At Texas Railroad company’s mine, is to be » ...to !).' Frank (Jitday, state mine inspector More than 20 wit nesses have been subpoenaed.