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TEACHE& TURNS LITTLE RED SCHOOL HOUSE
INTO MANUAL TRAINING INSTITUTE
W, " you had to teach 26 restless
m ' W? youngsters 33 classes a day in a
jhlf ST. LOUIS WOMAN HAS WHALE
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Charlotte Tauaaig -
St. Louis, Mo. One of the most
unique editorial positions ever' held
by a woman, or a man, either, is that
filled by Miss Charlotte Taussig, editor-in-chief
of the- Writers' Bureau
of the St. Louis '"'birthday pageant."
Miss Taussig's staff includes every
former St.Loui$an,who is engaged
in magazine or newspaper work in
any part of the world. The assign
ment she gives them is "Write some
thing about the pageant" and they
are all writing editors in Shanghai,
reporters in New York and New Mex
ico, and they are writing about the
pageant with which St. Louis will
celebrate its 150th anniversary May
28. More than 7,000 persons are now
rehearsing for the historic outdoor
A man cannot add to his stature by
treading on other peole-'s toes.
dingy, one-room country school
house, cold in winter and hot in the
late spring time, would you want to
add to your job the task of convinc
ing the school board it needed a mod
ern well-equipped building? And
then -would you volunteer to teach
the boys manual training and the
girls how to cook, sew, design hats
and otherwise help mother?
That's what this teacher did. Meet
Miss Grace Wyman, principal of an
unique rural school at Mendota'
Beach, Wis. And she had a jolly lot
of fun doing it, too. So did. her
If you were to step into Miss Wy
man's school room tomorrow morn
ing, you'd be likely to see in one
place, a husky youth thumping his
language exercise on a typewriter.
Next to him, a young miss cutting a
dress on a sewing table. Nearby, a
girl at the sewing machine.
In the rear, you would see an older
pupil conducting a primary reading
class. A boy at the blackboard, doing
a sum. Another, in the hall, sweep
ing. The teacher herself hearing a
recitation. And, behind a screen, a
lad at a workbench, busy with tools,
possibly making a book rack or
mending a chair.
There's an oven and a fireless
cooker in the building. On Fridays
the girls come to school with raw vic
tuals from home and prepare a swell
feed for the whole school. Once a"
month the parents are invited and
there's an indoor or (if weather per-v
mits) an outdoor .picnic, with food
and refreshments and a program of
songs, recitations, etc.
About twice a year there's a dis
trict exhibit of the things that the
youngsters have made, with the
wliole neighborhood coming as to a
lair or circus.
Miss Wyman's manual training'