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and among the birds he must look President Frank Rathmell of the after the perchers, climbers, waders

Columbus Board of Education who and swimmers. The frog, the fish,

introduced Mayor Black of Columthe earthworm, the oyster must be studied with reference to the adap- bus, who extended a cordial weltation of structure to environment. come to the visiting delegates. He He must post himself on the struc- was followed by State School Comture, digestive organs and food of missioner 0. T. Corson, who spoke man and their relation to life, on

at some length regarding the magrespiration and circulation, the functions and structure of the hu

nitude and importance of public man skin, relations of food and education and the necessity of a drink to muscle and bone, dissem- strong educational sentiment in orination and germination of weeds. der that good schools may be seOf seeds and flowers he must talk

cured. of calyx, corolla, sepals, petals, stamens, pistils and pollen.

The temporary organization con“Since he is now out of the pri- sisted of J. M. Weaver of Dayton, mary school and in the grammar President and Mrs. Cotton Mather school, these things are not quite of Hillsboro, Secretary. After this so difficult, but after taking a dash

organization was effected, Supt. W. at the description of quartz, lime

H. Cole of Marysville read a very stone, mica, gypsum, feldspar, granite he must give the story which interesting and helpful paper on fossils tell, note in excavations and “The School Library, Its Scope railroad cuts the order of deposi- and Value.” tion and the striate on boulders, make special study of coal and give

“Should the Length of Terms of

Members of Boards of Education proof of its vegetable origin and tell of the different kinds, study be Extended: Say to Four and peat bogs and coal digging, study Eight Years?" was the subject of the use of gold, silver, copper, sul- an address by S. F. Secrest of Chilphur, hematite, halite and gaienite.

licothe in which he favored such "When he has completed this

extension. course he must wonder what on earth he will have to do when he The permanent organization was reaches the high school."

then effected by electing Capt. E.

R. Montfort of Cincinnati, PresSTATE CONFERENCE OF PRESIDENTS ident, and Mrs. Cotton Mather of AND MEMBERS OF BOARDS

Hillsboro, Secretary.

J. M. Weaver of Dayton followed [ Summary made up from the minutes of the Secretary, Mrs. Cotton Mather, Hillsboro, 0.]

in an address on "What is the Best The first Conference of Presi- Method of Electing Members of dents and Members of Boards of Boards of Education?" in which he Education was held in Columbus, urged that such election should be January 11 and 12, 1898. The at large instead of by wards. A meeting was called to order by general discussion followed this in

dicating quite a difference of sen- "Should Local Applicants be timent.

Given Preference as Teachers?” At the evening session President was discussed in a general way by James H. Canfield of the Ohio State several of the members. Several University delivered an address on of the “Round Table Topics” were “What Shall be the Extent and Or

also taken up. ganization of State Education?" The committee on Permanent

The morning session of the sec- Organization reported a general ond day onened with an exhaustive plan which was adopted and the paper by Martin A. Gemuender of following officers were elected: Columbus on "Shall the State Levy President-Frank Rathmell, Cote Superseded by an Increased lumbus. Local Levy?" in which he recom- First Vice-president-Mrs. Cotmended that such change should ton Mather, Hillsboro. be made.

Second Vice-president - P. N. This paper was followed by an Sigler, Dayton. eloquent and helpful address by Secretary – M. A. Gemuender, Dr. E. E. White on "School Ad- Columbus. ministration.” He made an earnest Executive Committee --E. R. appeal for the children of the State Montfort,

Montfort, Cincinnati; Mason to the end that the best educational Evans, Youngstown; W. A. Wayadvantages should be guaranteed to land, Chillicothe. all.

The "Rural School Problem" and The afternoon session opened the “Workman Law” were earwith a general discussion of the law nestly discussed and a resolution granting the right of suffrage to endorsing this law was passed with women at school elections, and a only one dissenting vote. resolution opposing any attempt to The meeting closed with a short, repeal such law was unanimously stirring address by the President, adopted.

E. R. Montfort of Cincinnati, who The next paper was read by W. urged the importance of the work J. Whitworth of Youngstown on of public education, and the neces"Are Forty Weeks of School De- sity of a careful selection of teachsirable?” The paper did not favor a lengthened school year.

The Conference was a success in "Should Manual Training (for every particular, and this success is Boys), and Domestic Science (for due in a very large measure to the Girls) be Introduced into the High untiring efforts of President CanSchools?" was discussed by A. F. field of the O. S. U., and President Munson of Zanesville who favored Rathmell of the Columbus Board such introduction.

of Education. It is but just, how


ever, to state in this connection that Leave Cincinnati 8:30 a. m. and the first suggestion of the Confer- arrive at Chattanooga 5:55 p. m. of ence was made by Supt. John A. the same day; or leave Cincinnati Long of Chillicothe.

8:00 p. m. and arrive at ChattaWilliam George Bruce of the nooga 7:45 a. m. the next day. Milwaukee School Board Journal Persons who can find it convenwas present at all the sessions and ient to reach Cincinnati in time to the full proceedings of the Confer- take the morning train February ence will appear in the next issue 21 will have the great pleasure of of his Journal.

passing through the beautiful

scenery on the Q. & C. Route by THE CHATTANOOGA MEETING.

daylight, reaching Chattanooga in (Department Headquarters at the New Southern Hotel.)

the evening of the same day. Those President N. C. Schaeffer, of the who can not start early enough to Department of Superintendence of

make this connection, can go the N. E. A.. writes that the ar- through on the night train, reachrangements for the Chattanooga ing Chattanooga in plenty of time meeting, to be held February 22, for the opening session at 9:30 a. 23 and 24, are about completed. m,

m., February 22. The railroad The Southeastern Passenger Asso- rates are low, the hotel accommociation has granted a rate of one dations are ample, the season of the fare for the round trip; tickets good year for the trip is desirable, and for the going trip February 20, 21 the meeting is important. All of and 22, and for return until Feb- these inducements should guaranruary 28.

tee a large attendance. In addiThe Central Passenger Associa

tion to the above, Ohio has a special tion has granted the same rate;

reason for sending a large delegatickets good for the going trip Feb

tion in the fact that it is the intenruary 20 and 21, and for return until tion to bring the next meeting to February 25.

our own capital city of Columbus, All tickets must be stamped and if possible. If Ohio does her duty counter-signed at Chattanooga be- there'can be no doubt as to the refore return. Special attention is sult. Make your arrangements to called to the advertisements of the go in order that you may enjoy the Big Four and Queen and Crescent pleasure and profit of the meeting, Routes found in this issue of the and also that you may aid in seMONTHLY. Direct connections curing it for Ohio next year. can be made in Cincinnati for either In the following pages will be of the through trains leaving there found full and complete informafor Chattanooga. The schedule is tion regarding program, hotel rates, , as follows:


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TUESDAY EVENING. 8 o'clock in the New Auditorium).

Report of Committee on Elementary Schools John Dewey, Chicago, Ill., Chairman; W. N. Hailman, Washington, D. C.; S. T. Dutton, Brookline, Mass.; L. H. Jones, Cleveland, Ohio; Miss Sarah C. Brooks, St. Paul, Minn.; Miss Sarah L. Arnold, Boston, Mass.; Mrs. Alice H. Putnam, Chicago, Ill. The Mission of the Elementary School

Martin G. Brumbaugh, Professor Pedagogy, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.


TUESDAY AFTERNOON. 2:30 o'clock in the New Auditorium).


WEDNESDAY MORNING. 9:30 o'clock in the New Auditorium).

What can Child Study Contribute to the Science of Education? Papers by Prof. J. P. Gordy, Columbus, Ohio; Prof. R. P. Halleck, Louisville, Ky.

Discussion Led by Chas. H. Keyes, Holyoke, Mass.; Chas. O. Hoyt, Ypsilanti, Mich.; I. W. McAdory, Birmingham, Ala.

Educational Problems in the South conducted by G. G. Bond, Supt. City Schools, Athens, Ga.

1. What kind of Normal Training should the Common School Teacher of the South receive?

E. C. Branson, Professor Pedagogy, State Normal School, Athens, Ga. (20 min.)

Discussion Led by State Supt. W. N. Sheats, Tallahassee, Fla. (5 min.)

2. A Plan for the Better Supervision of the Common Schools.

Chas. D. McIver, President Normal and Industrial School, Greensboro, N. C. (20 min.)

Discussion Led by Supt. 0. Ashmore, Savannah, Ga. (5 min.)

3. What the Negro Gets from Common School Education in the South, and What He Gives to it.

James K. Powers, President University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala. (20 min.)

Discussion Led by State Supt. G. R. Glenn, Atlanta, Ga. (5 min.)

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. 2:30 o'clock in the New Auditorium).

Conference on School Hygiene Conducted by Supt. G. V. Buchanan, Sedalia, Mo.

1. Lighting and Seating of School Rooms. (Paper 20 minutes) by Dr. W. A. Mowry, Hyde Park, Mass.

Ten minute discussion by Supt. F. Louis Soldan, St. Louis, Mo., and Supt. J. R. Preston, Water Valley, Miss.

2. Ventilation of School Rooms. (Paper 20 minutes) by Asst. Supt. A. P. Marble, New York City.

Ten minute discussions by State Supt. S. M. Inglis, Springfield, Ill., and Supt. J. L. Holloway, Fort Smith, Ark,

3. Contagious Diseases. (Paper 20 minutes) by Supt. T. A. Mott, Richmond, Ind.

Ten minute discussions by Supt. J. H. Snyder, Tiffin, Ohio, and Supt. C. N. Kendal, New Haven, Conn.

Sutton, School of Pedagogy, University of Texas.

Paper Plan of the North Side Schools of Denver, Supt. James N. Van Sickle, Denver, Colo. (30 min.)

Discussion Opened by Supt. Chas. B. Gilbert, Newark, N. J.

Paper The Elizabeth Plan, Supt. Wm. J. Shearer, Elizabeth, N. J. (30 min.)

Discussion Opened by Supt. R. H. Halsey, Binghamton, N. Y.

WEDNESDAY EVENING. 8 o'clock in the New Auditorium).

The Influence of Music and Music Study upon Character Prof. A. J. Gantvoort, College of Music, Cincinnati, Ohio.

The value of the Tragic and the Comic in Education Dr. W. T. Harris, Commissioner of Education, Washington, D. C.


THURSDAY EVENING. 8 o'clock in the New Auditorium).

Realizing the Final Aim of Education — President S. F. Scovel, University at Wooster, Ohio.

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SOCIATION OF AMERICA. E. utive Committee. John MacDonald, Topeka, Pres.; William G. Smith, Minneapolis, Sec'y; George P. Brown, Bloomington, Treas; Edward L. Kellogg, New York; Silas Y. Gillan, Milwaukee.

“The Scope of Educational Journalism" George P. Brown, editor “Public School Journal”, Bloomington, Ill.

Discussion Led by C. W. Bardeen, editor "School Bulletin," Syracuse, N. Y.; Ossian H. Lang, "School Journal," New York; G. R. Glenn, State School Commissioner of Georgia, editor "Southern Educational Journal," Atlanta; A. E. Winship, editor “Journal of Education,” Boston, Mass.; 0. T. Corson, State School Commissioner of Ohio, editor “Ohio Educational Monthly." "Best Ways to Secure Subscriptions”

S. Y. Gillan, editor “Western Teacher,” Milwaukee, Wis.

Discussion C. M. Parker, editor "School News," Taylorville, Ills.; H. M. Pattengill, editor "School Moder

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