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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (March 23, 1913)
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Mr. Elbert Hubbard
The Schoolma'am Follows
By ELBERT HUBBARD
IIKHKVKH the Homnus con
quered a country and their
business was to conouer they
In these schools they tnught the man
ners, customs and language of Home.
What would you expect them to
This has been the universal rule
since history began: the country con
quered hns been forced to learn the
language of the conquerors.
The Latin tongue became nt once the
olllcial language of every country that
Itonic overran, just as the Americans
have introduced American schools in
Cuba and the Philippines for the teach
ing of the English language.
The schoolnia'nin follows the ling.
Speak as the Conqueror Speak
A LWAYS and forever the conquered
nre made to forget their history
ami abandon their language.
Spain in 14!)0 made it a capital
offense to speak and write in Hebrew.
hi Poland, Russian is the olllcial
In Ireland, the Gaelic was for years
n forbidden tongue, spoken only m
hi all of our Indian schools, the pu
pils are forbidden to speak their tribal
language, and punishments are often
imposed for so doing by forbidding the
culprit tlio dining-room.
The Homnus established their schools
in Gaul, and always and for ever the
Goths, Picts, Ostrogoths and Vandals
were forced to spunk as the Homnus
and do as the Homnus did.
The only seeming exception to this
rule was in the perpetuating of the
Greek tongue by the Homnus. Hut this
wn? on account of the value which
the Homnus placed on Greek learning;
moreover, Greek was not tnught until
Greece, bnd as n nation, censed to exist.
The descendants of the Teutonic
Tribes, subdued by Home, still teach
the langungc of their captors, and
count it an accomplishment.
M. M. GRIMBALL
THE SCHOOLMA'AM FOLLOWS THE FLAG Editorial .
ADVANCE NOTES FROM PARIS . MLLE. DE LOURCY
Illustrations from Drawings
GETTING READY FOR THE SPRING DRESSMAKER ....
GRACE NORTON ROSE 3
Illustrations from Drawings
THE REACTION MABEL HERBERT URNER 4
Illustrations ho Harry Spafforil I'otter
ESSENTIALS IN CLOTH. COLOR AND CUT . BEAU NASH 5
Illustrations from Drawings
HINTS ON HATS. HABERDASHERY AND SHOES . . BEAU NASH 5
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GREAT STORE LURES AND LODESTONES . . ARTHUR IRWIN G
Illustrations bp 0. U. Mitchell
THE PROPOSAL LOUISE WINTER 7
NEW WRINKLES 14
LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEXT NUMBER 15
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The customs of the Coliseum are
continued on college football fields, and
our Stadium plans are a direct steal
from the rogues who forced the idea
on our forebears and then died from
fatty degeneration of the cerebrum and
The Aristocracy of Language
TATE KEGAHD any man who can
speak and write the Latin lan
guage as being immune from the taunt
of being a barbarian.
Once the barbarian was simply a
man who was not a Homnn, but when
he learned the language of Home ho
was accepted as a citizen, provided he
did as the Homnus did.
Also, the man who could speak Latin
did no work all the drudgery was
performed by barbaric slaves. To do
useful labor was to forfeit your social
And the precedent still survives in
good society and is fostered in our
schools and colleges. Dead languages
and dead ideas have long ruled the
To break from this tyranny of the
past and point to an ideal that has
never been realized will he the work of
the pedagogue of the future.
The Education of the Future
TATE will not incarcerate the youth
' in order to teach him. Foul air
and bad light will not always be ever
present factors in an education. Ve
will work for qualities, not cleverness;
for self-sullieieucy, not "marks."
The ideal education will tend toward
bodily grace and vigor for physical
effectiveness, for truth, courtesy, elli
ciency and happy self-reliance.
AVe will have physical culture, not
Nor will we segregate the sexes and
seek for "passivity" as an element of
an ideal motherhood, with patronizing
reference to the "weaker sex" and
gentle gibes, such as "frailty, thy name
is Mary Jane."
A goodly part of our education will
involve useful effort in gardens, meadows',-
groves,' and fields, under the blue
sky or in the face of wind and rain;
men and women working side by side
under skilled leadership in joyous
equality, filled with health and ani
mation. Out-of-door schools, where useful
work forms the principal curriculum
not lessons from musty books and lec
tures by aniemic professors will cure
us of our maladies, pluck from memory
its rooted sorrow, render hospitals
obsolete, eliminate asylums, render
prisons useless, and put a "For Hent"
sign on every jail.
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