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WISCONSIN THINKS PETER AND JOHN HOBBS'
EDUCATIONS AT THEIR TRADES IMPORTANT
By W. G. Shepherd.
Madison, Wis., Jan. 2. Peter
Hobbs. as we have said, was
21 years old and his ambition, as
he toiled daily in the machine
shop, was to be a good machinist.
In fact, he wanted to be a better
machinist than the men about
him. How to accomplish this was
a puzzle, for how could he learn
from men who knew less than
he wanted to know?
One day a lecturer from the
university extension course of
Wisconsin came to the factory
and from him Peter learned that
the state would teach him all
there was to know about the ma
chinist's trade, for a very small
fee. by correspondence.
If he would get together 15 or
20 young machinists who wanted
to know more about their trade,
the university would send a regu
lar teacher to them once a week,