The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, May 02, 1913, WOMEN'S EDITION, Image 14
&WirTT'""TrT7rr rlftrrn.rtirTV'Ti.TiiTirhir , ,mi.i iimi immmmmimmmexummmMimmanrtTmiT May 2, 1013 WOMEN'S EDITION THE DAILY NEBRA'SKAN i r H a certain oxtont In tho Hchool gar (Ioiih. They grow quite well but there nro ho many pests, insects, HlorniH, etc that not ninny or them reach matur ity. We live In a very omfortable seven-room house While it is not as sub Htnntlal a structure ns Hie houses in Ainciicji it Is quite suitable for this climate The rooms are large an .1 airy most of the outside wall space being converted Into windows which are opened and closed by means or sliding board panels The walls are or one thickness of hoard and are painted white on the Inside The roof Is of nl pa The floors are of dark col ored wood and are polished with pe troleum. Instead of rugs or carpets we use mats made of a grass which grows here All of the houses are set up on posts the (lrst tioor being ten feet or more above the ground Ker'rt!UR ran br obtn-Uid- vexy. eheaply I am becoming more and more of the opinion however, that they are well paid for the amount and quality of service rendered. They are naturally indolent and are incap able in many ways. The best cooks are paid from 20 to 2.r pesos (10 to 12 1-2 dollars) a month with board and house boys (muchachoes) from five to eight pesos with board. My woik is in the Provincial High H.-hool. which is coated here, Taclo ban being the capital or the province or Leyte A high school here means the intermediate grades five, six and .seen, with as many years or highl school as the province can afford I teach housekeeping and cooking in grades five, six and seven, having in all one hundred and eighty girls, grouped in eight sections They range in ages from ten to twenty four years The oldest of them are when compared with American girls, men tally like children. However, they are very eager to learn American ways and the work with them is extremely ing a domestic science class their Wnnwledee of cookiiiK consists in knowing how to cook rice and fish and not even these in an appetizing way. Their knowledge of housekeep ing is nothing at all We have a one-room building apart from the rest of the high school. You would naturally think that this line of work would be disagreeable here on account of the heat, but this is not the case Our building is made of nipa, has many windows and is by far, the coolest place on the campus The cooking is done on native stoves, which are nothing more or less than opeii fires built on beds of earth These fires do not give off as much heat into the rooms as an American stove, does. For baking, we use clay ovens, similar to the dutch oven. A fire is built on top as well aB under neath this oven when food is to be browned. At first, the stove problem worried me but I ceased to worry on seeing what good results could be got ten out of these seemingly crude equipments. The high school building and the girls' dormitory are made of concrete and are better than many high school buildings in the United States The enrollment this year Is more than fiOO. The teaching force consist, of twelve American and six Filipino teachers. The courses offered are agricultural, teachers and trade school for boys and housekeeping and te'achers for girls. There Is a choms of sixty voices, the instructor being a graduato of the Philippine Normal Hchool at Manila. Mr Wolvington Is supervisor of the Tacloban district. This d'atiict con sists of five towns and several b.ir rio or country schools. He has firty Filipino teachers working under him The government furnishes him a mo torcycle which enables him to go to liis most distant town and return in the same day The roads over which he travels are as smooth as paved city streets As to conveniences, we have at least one mail boat a week, often two or three of them There are grocery stores where we can buy in tins al most anything in the grocery lino ex cept yeast cakes There Is an ice plant here and ice can be bought for 2 centavoes (one cent) a pound. There are In all forty Americans here, most or the men being engaged in either army or other government -aor-vdee. You will know from all I have writ ten that I am very favorably im pressed with the Philippine Islands 11KSSIK ROBERTS WOLVINGTON, '12. Patronize Our Advertisers. AQUATICS Much Interest Has Been Shown By Girls In Swimming Courses. Y. M. C. A. Pool Used This Season. THIRTY GIRLS ENJOY SPORT. HIGBY'S Manner of cleaning the lingerie dressses brings back that original snap and newishness which is so desirable. All work called for and delivered free Express paid one way Garment 1322 N St. "-Cleanser PhumrrM29 For two seasons In past years, wom en's classes in swimming were held at the Lincoln Sanitarium plunge. These classes were open to Physical Educa tional Normals only. This year, how ever, the sanitarium was not available for their use. Therefore, a number of Lincoln women, who were very much interested In swimming, among whom were Mrs. Lambertson, Miss Louise Pound, and Miss Ina E. Git tings, interviewed tho city Y. M. C. A. board in regard to obtaining tho use of the Y. M. C. A. plunge for the girls Their efforts were successful and as a result tho girls have, en joyed ihe plunge every Thursday from 10 a. in to 2 p. in. all winter and spring About ninety girls availed them selves of this opportunity to learn to swim and have found it a great pleas ure They look forward to It from week to week with joyful anticipa tion Hy no means Is pleasure the only benefit derived from this sport. All authorities agree that as a form of good exercise and a mean of at taining health and grace, swimming is unequalled. The regular season as first planned closed last week, but in view of tho fact that so many of the girls desired a longer time, the season has been extended through May with special May tickets, at the regular single ad mission price. As matters were finally arranged, the plan for tho season's swimming lias proven very economical. We aro anxiously looking forward to the time when the University gymnasium will have a plunge as every up-to-date and well c quippedd gymnasium should have. E. S. Patronize Our Advertisers. Higby Meier Drug Co. Thirteenth and 0 Sts. We are in Business FOR YOUR HEALTH University Jeweler and Optician C. A. TUCKER JEWELER S. S. SHEAN OPTICIAN 1123 O St. - - Yellow Front YOUR PATRONAGE SOLICITED HAVE GRAVES PRINT IT Ji Ik a N -JL.