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HULITHOUSE DOING GOOD"
Do you feel downhearted?
Ate the little blue devils pursu
ing; you? Do you feel that op
portunity .has overlooked the.
knocker on your door?
l(No,thjs, isn't a patent medi
If you have any of those symp
toms'take a trip' down to Hull
House and Io'ok in on some ( of
the classrooms. And you'll prob
ably be ashamed of your, grouch.
For each 'member of the classes
is trying to do something to get
ahead with" a spirit that comes
from aroused ambition.
The classes 'cover art, the lan
guages", technical subjects, 'danc
ing ahd'athletics, but' tfie most
interesting, from the standpoint
of human nature study, is that in
The majority of the members
in this section are between the
ages of 18 and 25, though there
are a "few students who are verg
ing on the two-score mark. And
each one is learning to speak and
write English. To some it is
easy, but others keep af the
strange characters in the "books
with, a "sticktoittiveness" neces
sary to win the fortunes they all
hope for in thisbig.and strange
Most of tfaem have come to this
country" "when over the school
age. They work by day, and go J
to school by night It is hard
wkrk, but the happy smile of a
student when he has mastered a
iword 'in all ajs- meatuggsis' eyi-
dence that lie feets amply reV
To fully appreciate what a
great work of education is being
done along this line one should ,.
see the classes at wotk. The be-v
ginning English class meets' '
every Monday and Thursday
night at 7:30. " v
The English studies cover afn
wide range, and as a student be-ja
comes more proficient in the Ian-"
guage he may take up Americano
history, English and American
poetry, and to the most advdhcedl
classes in Greek, Latin, German
and English literature are tfpen.jf
But it isjn the beginners' Eng-
lish class that Hull House Is do-.f
ing a very important educational
work, the class'fhat is one of the
strongest burners under thejt
."Melting Pot" . .
THE NEW MAN OF' HINA
His name is .Yuan Sfiih K'ai,c
and a" man who could' hlake that ..
name" famous must have some .
thing in him. .He is not widely,
learned, speaks no language but!
hisjpwn, and never has crossed
the boundries of China.
But it seems to be that "man
of the hour." that the hour some-
how seems always to have con-'1
cealed aboutits person. J
, For one thing, he-is a grim solJi
dier, like our own Grant. Por an
other and this is his big asset y
they think he is honest and really1
on the-people's side.
The people will' go a long way '
for the man they believe believes k