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The Health Crusade in the schools There has never been as much shiftshould receive the hearty support and ing about from position to position co-operation of all teachers and school among teachers as during the past officers. Right health habits are summer. There have been resignations important as right mental habits. by the hundreds where formerly there
were only scores. Teachers should reKansas is all heated up over the
ceive just as high wages as possible, question of whether men teachers
but they should also have the highest shall use tobacco. This tobacco ques
regard for promises made. tion is not quite such a problem here in Indiana among teachers, but there is room for improvement, nevertheless.
"Prof. Alex. Tansey, superintendent of the Oak Grove school, has resigned
t' become th' janitor."-Abe Martin, in The new life license law is getting
the Indianapolis News. nicely into working shape. There are already several hundred applications for life certificates from among the graduates of forty-five of the leading The county institutes this year have normal schools and colleges of Indiana as a rule, been well attended and enand the country.
Arguments that Led United States low estate that teachers have gone for
Senate to Vote Raise in Basic Sal- months without any pay at all. aries of Washington School-Teach- There is not private business or
institution of any sort that does not 1. The future of America depends regard the meeting of its pay roll as upon efficient education,
its first and most sacred obligation. 2. Teachers earn higher salaries Many of the best teachers are being than they are receiving.
forced out of the schools through our 3. Teachers should be self-support failure to meet the economic induce
ments of other trades and professions. 4. Other more remunerative occupa
Recruits of the teaching profession tions are depleting the teacher train- are becoming alarmingly few. ing schools and drawing from the rank It is well enough for us to talk of and file of trained teachers.
new and improved methods and re5. Men are not attracted to the pro- forms in our educational system, but fession and men are needed.
the whole system, like in other institu6. Teachers have always been un- tions, is dependent upon the brains and derpaid.
personalities of those who comprise 7. Even raising salaries 100 per their human organizations. cent would not pay for value received. Our first duty to our educational
system is to keep what we now have The passive resistance of the in- -keep it by retaining the brains and structed, which is recognized as one
personality of those who now of the causes of inefficiency in Amer- prise it, and by raising their pay. ican high schools and colleges, begins cruiting more brains and personalities
And by this same act we will be reto show itself in many cases long before the high school age.
to enter the professions for future It is to
service, and a better system. American education what labor unrest
It may sound paradoxical, but the is to the industrial world. It has the
pay of teachers is one service in which same cause—dissatisfaction with the
we can afford extravagance. conditions and results of labor. It has
The more the pay the more brains the same remedy—a real share in the
will be retained and recruited into the planning of those aspects of the work
profession. which the worker is in touch with and can understand, and the belief that co
The more pay, the more the teacher
can afford upon his or her training as operation, not domination and exploi
a teacher. tation, is the purpose of those who di
Let us make education our national rect his efforts. Because those who have tried this “project method” testify
extravagance! that it does furnish this better atmo
It is the one place where extravasphere for school work, we believe it
gance will be an investment. will prove a potent force for democ- All reforms begin with education. cracy in our schools.—The Teachers' The school teacher is the true, the Voice.
basic reformer, and we can not over
pay the school teacher, as a profession, SCHOOL TEACHERS.
as an institution !
It requires some imagination to see The most useful public service is
the economic wisdom of investment in that of the school teacher.
public education; for the returns are That we as a public do ot appre
not immediate—they come with the ciate this is proven by the fact that
maturity of the child, when it takes its we are underpaying them.
place in full citizenship but the returns In many quarters we have allowed
are large, permanent and certain.-Inour public funds to become of such
EDUCATORS' LOW PAY. $700 to $1,600, while at Purdue uniFigures from Harvard University $1,000 to $1,500.
versity the instructors were paid from
The assistant inshow that many assistant instructors
structor at Indiana drew from $100 to and some instructors are paid less than
$500 a year, Purdue paying $500 to street car conductors and motormen, $900 for 'similar class of work. Rates says an exchange. Consequently a
may have been increased since the govcampaign is being planned to increase
ernment bulletin was issued, but they the university's endowment, so an ad
still remain ridiculously low. Invance of 25 per cent in pay can be
structors and assistant instructors at made. Harvard presents no isolated
Harvard and elsewhere find that alexample of low pay to the teaching though hey may have degrees and profession. Resignations from college faculties, including that of Indiana uni
great Imarning they receive wages that
a farm laborer would scorn. Unless versity, are attributed to the small salaries received. About a year ago the
some way is devised to increase the
salaries of faithful and conscientious federal government issued a bulletin
teachers throughout the country the showing the maximum and minimum teaching corps of the colleges and unipay of presidents, deans, professors, in
versities will be sadly depleted. Those structors and assistant instructors in
ranked lower than assistant professors American schools. The bulletin
can not live on what they are getting showed that the pay of an instructor now, yet they are an essential part of at Indiana University ranges from the college forces.
One of the most artistic high school annuals that have come to our office in some months is “The Patriot,” issued by the Shields High School, Seymour. Supt. T. A. Mott and Principal Kate Andrews are special editorial contributors to the splendid volume.
Supt. A. H. Dixon, University Place, Nebr., has written six courses of lectures for Underwood & Underwood, N. Y., visualizing the evolution of freedom in American history.
E. L. Fisher, formerly superintendent at Freelandville, will have charge of the schools at Corydon this coming term.
The Indianapolis schools have this year a large increase in enrollment.
J. K. McCarter will have charge of the schools at Worthington again this year.
Supt. N. J. Lashar, Gas City, has issued his annual report in printed form.
The Gas City schools will open Monday, Sept. 8. The following corps of teachers has been selected: Supt. N. J. Lasher, Principal Jas. Burdette, Assistant Principal Bernice Heal, Ollie B. Owens, Hazel Callahan, H. C. Johnson, Lenora Pearman, Harriette De Fries, Gladys Deatherage, Édna Jackson, S. Alice Jay, Lula Edwards, Ernestine Wolfe, Juanita Whiteman, Margaret Leach, Edith De Wese, Esther Young, Edna George.
Mrs. Anna Clear, for many years a primary teacher in the Union City schools, has retired. Mrs. Clear had a long and honorable career as a teacher.
Fehrman, clerk. High school teachers-H. M. Jessee, principal; Minnie C. McIntyre, assistant principal; Helen M. Benny, Madaline Ashton, Frieda Aldinger, Bernice Reynolds, Olie S. Welty, Claude V. Pauley, Mae Meadows, Helen Jack. Central School -Department teachers: Mary Deegan, principal; Mabel Sower, training teacher; Fannie McIntyre, Margaret Rex, Grace Gay, Anna Kenny, Marjorie Keithline. Grades: Geneva Pierce-Schneider, Edna Forney, Freda Burns, Nellie White, Ida H. Jones. Gardner School: Margaret Beer, principal; Ella Vincent, Mary Coffey, Catherine Blaney, Clara Crosby, Bertha Sweet, Martha White, Pearl Miller, Vera Cole. Columbia School: Estella Diefenbach, principal; Mabel Herrick, Leora Freir, Alice Ward, Stella Bennett-Peck, Ada Sievers, Gretchen Marquardt, D. Alice Taylor. Special teachers: Ralph E. Schenck, manual training; Margaret Bartholomew, domestic science; Ella Brook, domestic art; Mrs. Mary Hemstock, kindergarten, Estella Benham, kindergarten; Juna N. Higbee, music.
The Dale schools have been turned back to the hands of F. B. Bockstahler, trustee of Carter township, Spencer county.
Insufficient finances caused this action to be taken.
J. J. Early, formerly a successful Indiana superintendent, is now superintendent of schools at Sheridan, Wyoming.
Supt. E. J. Llewelyn, Newcastle, did Chautauqua work at Grand View, Rushville and Attica this summer.
Governor James P. Goodrich has reappointed Dean B. F. Moore, of the_Muncie Normal, to the State Retirement Board, and he has appointed Supt. W. J. Yount, of Johnson county, to succeed Supt. Richard Park, of Sullivan county.
D. H. Brown, Miami county superintendent, was elected superintendent of the Peru schools to succeed E. B. Wetherow, who was appointed state high school inspector.
A new grade school will be erected at Garrett.
Miss Anna Kriege, superintendent at Grandview, has resigned to take a position in the northern part of the state.
John C. Clement, trustee of Luce township, Spencer county, has employed Prof. A. A. Smith, of Tennyson, to take charge of the four-year course in agriculture in Luce Township High School, at Lake, under the provisions of the Smith-Hughes law. David I. Day is principal of this school.
Principals in the various townships of Clinton county have been appointed as follows: Waldo Wood, Forest; W. W. Hart, Kirklin; Albert Moch, Madison; Arthur Bond, Michigan; J. J. Hufford, Ross; George S. Carmoch, Sugar Creek; W. L. Gwinn, Union; Lynn B. Thomas, Warren; Charles E. Jones, Johnson, and Miss Fay Terrell, Washington.
H. E. Chesser was recently re-elected superintendent at Chrisney.
The teaching force for the Valparaiso city schools for the current year is as follows: C. W. Boucher, Supt.; Helen Gregg
Six new teachers have been employed for the Wabash high school, as follows: Philip Magner, physics and chemistry; Rex Sims, manual training; E. E. Barnhart, commercial; T. R. Tewksberry, English and public speaking; Mary Louise Switzer, French; Elizabeth Searle, art supervisor.
Gary is starting in on a vigorous night school campaign for the coming year.
HAMILTON, Ind.—The corps of teachers for 1919-1920 is as follows: Superintendent, Zellar Williner, Hamilton; principal, O. D. Kessler, Angola; music and art, Gonda Garis, Bryan, Ohio; English, Edith Honess, Angola; seventh and eighth grades, Sybella Lacy, Pleasant Lake; fifth and sixth grades, Olive Aldrich, Hamilton; third and fourth grades, Letha Rozell, Angola; first and second grades, Orpha Gates, Hamilton.
The Laporte school board has arranged a new schedule of pay for teachers in that city, says an exchange. Men teachers in the high school will receive $1,400 a year, and women teachers $1,200 and $1,100 a year. Grade teachers who have been there five years and who are class D teachers will receive $115 per month. A second group of grade teachers who have taught there less than five years will receive $105 per month.
A few teachers who have not taught there will receive a salary based on the wage law for Indiana.
Miss Belle Miltonberger has been elected principal of the Tipton Street School, Huntington.
An addition to the school building is being completed. The addition contains an auditorium seating 600 people.
Physical training has been revived in the Terre Haute schools.
C. C. Updike, Westport, is the new principal at Milroy.
The giving of eighth grade diplomas has been abandoned in the Newcastle schools.
E. L. Powell, of Macy, was elected superintendent of Miami county, to succeed D. H. Brown, who has taken the superintendency of the Peru schools.
Supt. W. A. Denny, Anderson, was in Columbia this summer.
The teachers' payroll in Ft. Wayne will amount to about $400,000 this year.
Eugene O'Brien, Bloomington, is the new superintendent at Monon.
E. E. Myers, principal in the Huntington schools, has resigned to attend Chicago University.
JASPER.---The board of county commissioners, in session here, granted the request of all of the township trustees of Dubois county and of 670 resident freeholders and of seventy-six other taxpayers of the county, and allowed an addition of $600 annually to the present salary of the county superintendent of schools.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. Changes in the Indiana State Normal School faculty for the coming term were announced recently. Thomas J. Breitweiser, assistant professor of educational psychology, will go to the Muncie Normal as professor of psychology and history of education and will act as dean of men there. Miss Telulah Robinson has been appointed acting professor of observation, methods and practice during the absence of Ernest L. Welborn.
The places of Miss Marian Cox, assistant professor of Romance languages, and Miss Ivah Rhyan, who will be absent six months, will be taken by supply teachers. Miss Florise Hunsucker will replace Miss Rohinson. Miss Mabel Bonsall, teacher of mathematics, will be replaced by Walter Shriner. Josabel Ferguson will replace Ruby Duncan as bookkeeper and registrar.
Miss R. Katharine Beeson, Lafayette, attended Columbia University this summer.
Mrs. Laura Larmore is the new member of the Anderson school board.
The music work of the townships in Wayne county has been consolidated for the coming year.
Supt. H. M. Dixon, Tipton, attended Columbia this summer.
Kindergarten work will be emphasized and extended in the Lafayette schools this year, under the terms of the new kindergarten law.
The principals of the high schools in Porter county during this year will be as follows, as announced by Supt. F. H. Cole: Chesterton, F. M. Goldsborough; Hebron. M. E. Dinsmore; Kouts, H. C. Claussen; Liberty Center, C. H Reider; Crisman, Dott Osborn Neff; Jackson Center, Allen J. Black; Wheeler, E. C. Sites; Boone Grove, F. P. Hickner; Washington, Dorothy DeWitt; Union Center, Trucman T. Miller
The school board at Oakland City has announced the following teachers for the coming school term: Superintendent, C. R. Maxam; principal, R. L. Steele: principal junior high school, Margaret Nice; assistant principal junior high school, J. W. Volker; domestic science, Clemma Wallace; Latin, Clara Melton; history, Evalena Cox; music and art, Marjorie Martin ; grade teachers, Carrie Johns, Margaret Shanner, Adelia Pirkle, Naomi Lansford. Hazel Sampson and Madge Bryant.
Capt. Austin Landrith is the new superintendent at Chalmers.