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HONOLULU STAR-BULLETIN, FRIDAY, OCT. 11, 1912.
ART LEAGUE GIVES FINE
Educational Methods and Folk
Dances Features of Even
Tho rooms of the Kilohana Art
I. afciif were filled to their utmost
capacity last evening by men and wo
men interested in the education of
children, to listen to a splendid pro
gram arranged by the literary circle.
Miss M. Ermine Cross, who is at
the head of the kindergartens here,
opened the entertainment by reading
a snort selection from the New Eng
land primer used to many years ago.
Miss Marian Haviland then sang
several children's songs in English
and in French. In a word of expla-j
nation she said tha. the French songs
were very familiar to the school chil
dren of France and the English ones
were Just as well known.
Mrs. Mary Gunn. who has been In
New York for several years, making
a fctudy of playgrounds and the
dances that are taught the children
there, gave a most interesting talk
on the playgrounds. , In her opening
remarks Mrs. Gunn gave the defini
tion of playgrounds. A long time ago
playgrounds were thought to be ral
lying places for boys, but now a play
ground is an enclosed space, equipped
with apparatus; ard competently su
pervised. They art for boys and girls
from seven to seventeen.
History of Playgrounds.
She then told the history Of play
grounds. Among the Greek children
play was compulsory, so they bad
dancing and games In school. Berlin
started ftylr playgrounds with a sand
garden. ' All European countries have
playgrounds, and even Japan has J
ome. The nrst piaygropna in Amer
ica was founded in Northampton In
1825, but it was not very long-lived.
In her remarks Mrs. Gunn gave the
dates of the founding of many of
the successful playgrounds in the
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tion i the keynote of success.
Playgrounds prevent tuberculosis in
children who frequent them and are
kept in the fresh air and sunshine.
They enlarge the environment of the
children of the slums, and give phys
ical development to boys and girls.
"Playgrounds should," said Mrs.
Gunn, "be located as near the school
grounds as possible, and. whenever
they are available, in the school
grounds themselves. There should
also be playgrounds in the congested
districts, in waste places, along the
waterfront, and in parks.
Playgrounds should be opened be
fore and after school hours, and on
Saturdays and Sundays. Up to the
age of ten years both boys and giris
play together, but after reaching that,
age the authorities have found it ad
visable to let them play in separate
Tells of Equipment.
Mrs. Gunn told of the types of
equipment that are placed in the
playground, and the athletics that are
enjoyed by both boys and girls. In
the more advanced playgrounds the
children have festivals on May Day
and many of the holidays of the year.
New York has tfce costliest play
ground in the world, and Chicago, De
troit, Boston, Los Angeles, Buffalo
and Philadelphia all have well-organized
In her closing remarks she said
that playgrounds must have lots of
room. One of the rules that is now
being enforced Is that each child
have thirty square feet to play in.
She also said that there must be a
well trained supervisor and the activ
ities must be recreative and interest
ing. Mrs. Gunn laid emphasis on the
fact that there is a great need of play
leaders, especially women.
,. At the . conclusion, of Mrs.' '. Gunn's
talk. Folk dancing was Illustrated by
sixteen young girls. ; The very sim-
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plicity of the dances delighted the
audience and some of the teachers
who were present stated that they
would like to have the dances intro-j
uiiceu m some oi me KJaur in im
Or. Montessori's Work.
Miss Agnos Alexander read a most
' .1 "11 1 c.,.:i
interesting itajwr uu nu uic owia.
and Pedagogical Problems Are Met
by the 'Children's Houses in Rome."
She paid in part:
"It is to Eduardo Talamo, the Di
rector General of the Roman Associa-
tion for gc Building, that we owe
in a large room, all the little ones of i That Many were Turned
the families of the tenements. To AW3Y ill Seattle
accomplish this end. Dr. Montes3ori
was invited to cooperate, and found Tne reguiar weekly meeting of the
there the opportunity to develop the promotion committee is held at three
wonderful work which is now inter- trirty o'clock this afternoon in the
esting the world. rooms, of the merchants' association,
"The first of these new schools was tv wnicn H. M Hepburn, one of the
opened in Jan. 1907, in the quarter nW members of the committee, will
of San Lorenzo, which was noted not g,ve a special talk on his observations
only as the quarter of the poor, but 0t promotion work in the East during
the most ill-famed in Rome. Her vice Lls recent trip to the mainland. A. W.
and darkness went hand in hand, and van Valkenburg, of the Oahu Railroad
the children were born into orld wno nas just returned from a trip to
of gloom. J Canada, took with him a' large number
"The first school wa3 stened o1 photographs and a quantity of pro
"Casa del Bambini" or " e Child- motion literature which he distributed
ren's House." Dr. Montesj ri says or throughout the Canadian Northwest,
it: 'From the very first i perceived, ije has been asked to appear be
in all its immensity, the social and . fore the committee to give it the bene-
pedagogica) importance of such in
stitutions, and while at that time my
visions of a triumphant future seemed
exaggerated, today many are begin-
ning to understand that what I saw auy an distributed. They have been
was indeed the truth." gent to every railroad bureau, steam-
"Three months later a second snjp office, and excursion agent
'Children's House was opened in the throughout the world, and the commit
same quarter." Again Miss Alexan- tee is-now busy sending out the mal
der quoted from the inaugural ad ler reproductions of the large poster
dress of Dr. Montesorri: tc the different railroad offices in the
"The Children's Houses belonging states,
to the Association for Good Buoldingj H. P. Wood, secretary of the promo
in Room are maintained in a remark-. tion committee, received several let
able way," said Miss Alexander. "The ters on the last boat from the coast
parents earn the "Children's House" from Walter G. Smith, who is in the
through caring for the building. But states lecturing on the Hwaaiian Is
before starting these, the little ones,, lands for the committee. Air. Smith
often left alone during the entire states that everywhere his lectures
day, became vandals, defacing the have been a pronounced success and
walls and stairs. Now, the sum that at some of them the people have
which was spent in repairs meets the.heen turned away. This ttatement is
expenses of the "Children's House." also voiced in .the newspaper clippings
"'Here working mothers may leave .
their little ones, but for this benefit
they also must pay a tax of care and
good will. The regulations announce:
"The mothers are obliged to send the
children to the Children's House
clean, and cooperate with the direct
ress In the aducational work.
"Dr. Montessorl writes: "If the
child shows that the Influence of the
oohoni ta hinir undermined by the at-
titiido taken in his home, he will be!
sent back by his parents, to teach
them thus to take advantage of their
Work of Directress.
Again Miss Alexander read from
Dr. Montessori's book regarding the
work of the directress. In speaking
of the importance of the "Children's
House," Miss Alexander said: ' "The
'Children's . House, has a twofold Im
portance. The ' pedlgogical ; Import
ance, through tits method! for educa
tion of the very young, and Its pro-
SKI 2SS .'SSST. " be'nS
HVU W -
"The hitherto baffling problem of
the union of the family and school in
I educational aims Is solved here. It
Is a new idea , for a school to be
placed within the house, and .to be
collectively owned by the parents
The parents are thus prepared when
they send their children to the com
mon schools to cooperate in the work
"The 'Children's House is also the
first step toward the socialization of
the house. Here the inmates find
under their own roof a place with
every advantage to leave their little
In her closing remarks Miss Alex
ander quoted the following from Dr.
Montessorl: "The 'Children's Houses'
have, in fact, solved so many of the
social and pedagogical problems in
ways which have seemed to be Uto
pian, that they are a part of that
modern transformation of the home
which must most surely be realized
before many years have passed. In
this way they touch directly the most
important side of the social question,
that which deals with the intimate
home life of the people." '
Miss Uecke Talks.
One of the most interesting talks;
m, " n' kl xn.; t17v toM nf
Claire Uecke Miss Uecke told of
auiMXl alUB luuau aicu vain. t?uv
spoke very highly of the Montessorl
method and said that in her own work
she would not be without it She
showed how the children from the
first grade are taught to study. How
they are taught to button and unbut
ton dresses, to lace and -button shoes,
to hook dresses, and to fasten draw
strings. She also told of the work of
the children in the upper grades who
are taught to set the table, and to
wash and wipe the dishes and put
them away. Miss Uecke said that
there were some things about the
Montessorl Method not needed in
America, and in closing she said: "I
should like to say that anything that
makefj the mechanical part of the
task of -learning to read and write
easier, should be hailed with joy and
adopted at once. And we shall owe
to Dr. Montessorl a debt of gratitude
if her work results in teaching being
done in smaller groups, as should be
"Aeons from now there may arise
an educator who will teach us to
think, and there may come simulta
neously with him that sometime-dreamed-of
wonder a school in which
time for thinking will be allowed."
Principal Home Speaks.
The concluding address of the even
ing was made by Principal Pearley
L. Home of the Kamehameha Schools,
who gave a comprehensive criticism
of the Montessori Method. One of
his chief objections to the method
was that the chPTen are taught in
dividually and e heed is paid to
The young ladies who took part in
the folk dances were Miss Myrtle
Schuman, Miss Margaret Jones, Miss
Catherine Jones, Mies Helen Spald-
VALTER G. S i TH
Writes Promotion Committee
fit of lay observations he may have
to offer as a result of hit trip.
The posters for the 1913 Carnival
ano; Floral Parade Lave been practic
mat accompany nis tetters.
The first of the Seattle lecture3
took place last night," says Mr. Smith,
writing from that city on September
28, "at the Chamber of Commerce.
The hall is not large but it was
Ipacked, as was the hall beyond. The
only table in the room held four peo
ple standing. 1 am told that over 100
people were turned away simply
couldn't get In. After the lecture at
least twenty-five people came forward
and asked questions, and two of them
called at the hotel this morning. To
morrow nightT expect a big crowd at
the First Unitarian ehurch, and on
Wednesday afternoon: I shall address
the Rotary Club, and; on the evening
of the same day a' church address -at
Tacoma. I think that if Seattle could
be thoroughly canvassed it would
mean great 7 results for Hawaii.
Growing Interesf ttfHawaif: '
"Mucn of my time at the hotel since
the lectures has been given up to
answering the questions of interested
ipeoPle - .There lsAure!y a growlng.n
terest here :in Hawaii. Professor
Kicnard8on of the University of
Washington wants a lecture on the
Wednesday following my return' from
Spokane, but I am afraid that 1 shall
be unable to give It r The papers say
that as many people are turned away
from my lectures as attend them. I
heard the remark made that the rep
resentation of people at them was
from the best business element, and
I have also heard that several will
visit Hawaii. My next lectures will
be given in Spokane, and then I will
return to Seattle to fill a few other
dates that I have made."
Now at Vancouver.
The press of Seattle has given
much attention to Mr. Smith's lec
tures. Following his lectures in Spo
kane and his return engagements in
Seattle, Mr. Smith went to Vancou
ver, B. C, where he is delivering a
series of lectures now.
Another letter of Importance that
has lately been received by Secre
tary Wood is the one from the gen
eral manager of the great exhibition
to be held in Ghent next year, regard
ing a Hawaiian site at this fair. The
letter states that this fair will be the
most important, as regards area and
foreign participations, on record on
lDat Part of tne continent. Nearly
and the fact that all thes
nations have taken their sites prom
ises to make the exhibition one of
the most striking displays ever wit
nessed. ST. ANDREW'S DELICATESSEN.
According to the announcement of
the secretary of St. Andrew's. Guild,
the society will held its annual deli
catessen sale on November 27. In
addition to all kinds of Thanksgiving
delicacies, there will be several other
tables loaded with gifts to tempt the
early Christmas shopper.
Those having charge of the differ
ent tables will be Mrs. Enlnger, Miss
Kopke, Miss von Holt and Mrs. Me
lanphy. ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCED.
Mrs. Amy Hope announces the en
gagement of her daughter, Miss Mary
Sullivan, to Mr. Frank A. Bechert.
An Italian cafe owner of San Fran
cisco has appealed to the police to
protect him from blackmailers who
have hounded him for two years.
Largest sale of dolls ever held in
Honolulu. Beautifully dressed, all
hand-made. King's Daughters.
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