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THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
.-.oo so. rconiA st. ciiicago, iLt.
7 ..., . .. Editorial, Monroe 333
leleptlOneS Circulation, Monroe 3850
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chicago.
30 cents a Month. By Mall. United
States and Canada. $3 00 a Tear.
Entered as second-class matter April
21, 1914. at the postofflce at Chicago,
111. under the Act of March 3, 1879.
MOTHER'S REMARKABLE, TOO.
Very likely Mrs. Winifred Stoner's
"Ten Commandments of Natural
Education" have worked all right in
respect to the thundering fine child
she's'got reared as far as 13 years of
age, but it's a fair guess that the child
itself is an exception among children.
Here's Commandment No. 2
"Thou shalt not scold thy child, but
give rewards for good behavior."
Bribery rather than the shingle!
Maybe it will work out all right
Maybe systematic bribery will pro
duce the perfect woman. Any little
doubt that we may have ought not to
count, for there isn't the slightest
possibility of our having to marry
And here's Commanument No. 8
that's got us flurried: "Thou shalt al
ways answer thy child's questions."
There is a certain child we know
boy, aged 5 who daily asks 3,660
the first hour he's awake and keeps it
up until t:Z0 p. m., and we are willing
to wager a large sum that neither
Mrs. Stoner nor anybody else can
truthfully and correctly answer 75
per cent of his" questions. It seems
to be his lifework to get a natural
education by asking questions and
he has got his parents taking tfp
their lifework again in trying to find
the answers. There's only one port
of refuge from a child who is getting
a natural education that way andl
that is to fall back on "I don't know,"
which is no answer.
If Mrs. Stoner is raising an un
usually remarkable child through
strict adherence to her "Ten Com
mandments" she's about ten times
as remarkable as her child.
HARD TO CRAFT TREE OF
KNOWLEDGE. The public schools
of Hawaii have developed further
than the rural schools in many of
The reason is clear. Hawaii never
had any schools, so when a system
of public education was finally taken
up the educators had no traditions
to hamper them. They could use
brand new twentieth cenfcay stock.
The fight for better ways of teach
ing children in this country has not
been for the recognition of progres
sive educational ideas. The main
fight has been to destroy old and
worn-out methods in order to make
room for the new.
, Many educators approve the Gary
plan, but do not know how to graft
it on the tree of knowledge. They
trim and prune the precious old tree
and brace it up, but it continues to
bear the same old fruit
Wouldn't it be better to begin, like
Burbank, with seedling plants, and
by careful selection develop a new
fruit exactly suited to modern conditions?
The Christmas shopping rush will
soon be on. The stores hardly know
what to do with it or what they'd do
Old Vesuvius is again in violent
eruption. Nature has finally caught
the present European contagion of
Villa's men are said to be starving.
Some kindhearted millionaire might
send 'em a case of cigarets.
The postoffice at Lacona, N. Y has
just been robbed foe the tenth time..
This is no longer a crime but a habits
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