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IE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN
WEATHER TODAY FAIR SECTION TWO 8 PAGES HIT TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR PHOENIX, ARIZONA, FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 25, 19U VOL. XXV. NO. 130 XIb,e School Dream f Ages f tfad Edocatiooal Wrid ii Realized Stiroctoire Tlhirowoi Open to Pupils Terni Davs Ag Phoenix Iki:: i!u ideal grad" school Not miic word was hiard indical ins a 1 mlai;'. Phoenix his Hit- best '"-I''-'' the part of anyone tlml then :": il'I-' must modern ami p. rhnps was tin' .slightest !"( ! ri fur improvement. mug I. 1 1 I .,,11 Tl ' . , , , i To. av ic i c.iil' n an is privileged last word in . !:....! building -iinl s. hool , . ..... ., v , !o present a lew views "! the building, ' a .. mature til t presents opportunities ouu'nur'nt was said w ".( n tao M' nine ' ' 11 ,u A ... ,ir hundred such virus without dn- " , plication. Tin se pictures, however will """' "''"" "'T ' ";n: , tin- real up-to-dateness',,!' the Monroe end a(, .,.te,M,v the nustees ,.! s, h,.l ; , . ,,(.s,.ri.,iv,. matter -district -o. .. . , , ' iat tail to hil. ivsl rvrrv citizen, vheth- H in iivds of surprised ,.. .,.-ts,.-.l f a ,, or i ihzces Hi 1 boonix ei.ni-lir in 111' se ;(1 statements, I'm mi the Friday ait. nio.in I be fail teim. the big structure was. RAISING MONEY thrown o en to the public. Tile affair j 7n March 111'.', ol.l Cenlral school, took i n niiieli the" nature i.f a serial with lis one block of ground nnd its i an. -tii. ii. Hundreds of ! I'i" afoot, thirteen rooms, was trying to care in larritlffes and in automobiles visited for nearly seven hundred ehildren of ilie Iiiniiliim thai itiiy. weiv intro'l'i' ed all aires and (trades. The rooms to sup. l iiuemie.it John H. I. ilier. niaib' were crowded and nt intermission the a.. ipiaintnnro of the teaele ra and the children were tierded on the were escorted from the basement to ground like a flock of sheep. A mass ihe 1 1 1 , r floor .a' the groat si net nr.'. meeTimr was railed and a goodly Father Of New School System V l , H.' 11, . i r r t r r V ' '. i;l.t. ii f ft ' 'r? :?4f' , ..p;y , : x " w , ! ; t I 1 , f I li, , " r i, a. la -fiitiiiifnn iiTim PROF. JOHN D. LOPER Superintendent of Phoenix Public Schools : ..ft .T-,. .X r. fV - ree-i. i " " w-vf., ; Monroe School Most Modem Grade School In The United States nix The Machinery and Tools in tlio Manual Training T)(')ai-tinont of the now Monroe School wore supliod hy us. We are in a position to tjiiofo low prices on all machinery ;nid tools required in the Manual Train ing School. TALBOT & HUBBARD, Inc. "At the Sipfn of the Dog" - . ..',.'.-.'- ......":.'' . . .... - . , , if ' " . .-- - .7 7' v. ::r'""'"'"rr . Vi.t'T' ..-r- : n v1 k m I I si.1 -13 li ' l J PH- ill Sm rt::v v t;-7f tiT school u- ; V number of representative taxpayers were present. The condition was briefly explained. One man proposed that they raise one hundred thousand dollars, another that they ouht to have one hundred and fifty thousand and the heaviest taxpayer in the lot said, "make it two hundred thousand and we will all back it." Thus in side of thirty minutes the plan was laid for the best Kiamm'ir school huiidinsr in the Tnited States. A bond election was ailed and one hundred and seventy-two votes were cast with only fifty-four against the proposition and when one considers that a laru'e share of the fifty-four were not cast by ihose opposed to buildinff, but by owners of real estate who wished to force the sale of Cen tral school K'rouial, he R.ls some id. -a of the attitude of Phoenix toward education. They did in a few days what it takes years of agitation to accomplish in the east. The honds were sold at a premium. Mr. Ioper showed his superiority as a S'hool and business man by dr: imj all the papers including the abstrm-t in su.-h a manner that the bonding houses did not even ask imp ipe-stion. OUmr districts over the state at the same time wa're paying attorneys from two to five p.-r rent of tin- issue to have the papers drawn and then the bonds often not selling because errors were made. This one move or moves on Mr. I.oper's part saved the district his whole year's salarV and a goodl.v sum beside. ini from Monroe street he is con fronted by a magnificent, two-story, pressed brick structure a bl.uk in hnRth and standing on six and one half acres of beautiful urornd. At the front emrance are six' groat massive pillais of imitation stone, twelve feet in circumference and towering thb'ty feet inio the air sur mounted by artisiic, composite capi tals. These piiaMers are a fair ex ample of the superiority of tin.' struc ture of the building for nearly all pillars as used on school buildings are merely plastered shells while those are solid concrete wcii;liins better than twenty tons apiece. After tie forms weic set in place a man worked twenty consecutive hours on tiie inside mii ildins; each piilar as it was necessary after the first trowel of cement was iaid to complete the pillars ere ceasing work. The walls are of the same superioi ity for not only are they thick and well laid but to avoid any stains that might come from the alkali in the common bri' 1; there is a layer of v. a t .-i proof paper inside the pressed brick. And so throughout one finds the same extra good material used and the same painstaking care e.xf rcised that noth ing lull the very best might result. Some one wisely said that the build ing would still be standing in perfect condition, afler the other buildings erected at t ho same time were in the junk idle. i to be transferred through the build ; ing many times a day. AUDITOPJUM j la the center of the building on the .first floor, where there is no danger 'of fire, is a large auditorium or 'Study hall. This was planned so that i t he seventh and eighth grades can be handled on the basis of an in j termediate high school or what is better known as the departmental plan. In this system there is one ; t. a. h. r for each subject and the i pupils change from room to room j every thirty minutes. The pupils i when not reciting are assembled in 'the auditorium where three or more .teachers ate always on hand to aid those who may need it. These teachers are not there to boss and .control as is so often the case but are really to assist the child in pre paring his or her lessons. With three teachers and never more than one hundred pupils at a time the study j period, instead of being a time to carve the desk and stick pins in ! one's neighbor, is tlio most valuable land best improved period of the day. )This room is also equipped with a ; moiion picture machine in a fire proof vault so that the latest device i in tle educational world may be , utilized. I OFFICE SELECTING AN ARCHI TECT As soon as it was settled that a new building wa.s to be creeled the school trustees and Mr. T.oper began to looic around for a school architect. They went to sec builtlin-''s in al! parts of Arizona and California as they were delcrniincd to select some one who had demonstrated that lie could design a perfect school building and not some one who thought or said he eoiihl. After weeks of inves tigating Ihev selected Xorinan Marsh of I,os Angeles, who is re ! cognized through all the w estern I slat ex as an authority on school building. They found that not only had he built ideal school buildings but that other architects from Mon tana, Colorado and Arizona ware sending their plans to him for cri ticism. How wisely they chose is best illustrated by noticing the num ber that have copied after his plan for the Monroe school. The floor plans were drawn by Mr. Loper and his assistants and then sent to Mr. Marsh to design the building wanted. The plans were drawn, correct".! criticised four times before pronounced what was desir August tf, i;13, to (). I.. Tuell for Al the right lis we on lor the front doors is the principal's office in which is a massive, self-winding, four program, oh ctric ( lock. This clock controls four separate Sets of bells or signals thus insuring the ringing of all extactly on time. Here also in a switch board for the telephone system, which enables the principal to talk to any teacher in the building or which will enable, any two teach ers to eommunicale with each other. The value of the telephone within Un building is well illustrated by the fact that it would take five min utes tor any one to walk from the office to tiie most remote room. and bein ed. in a contract was let the erection of the building for two thousand dollars less than the estimate. Tiie building was to be completed by August 1, lall. Work was commenced at once and from the beginning everything moved. There was never a time from be ginning to end when the work was delayed for lack of material or labor trouble. And as a result the best of material and workmanship went into the building and it was completed and accepted July 17, UU'l. or two weeks ahead of contract time. ! FRONT ENTRANCE ' One would naturally expect that where so much care was oxer"isod in the preliminaries that an extraordin ary building would result, nor is Rlich a one doomed to disappoint ment. As he approaches the build- BEST P00M Across from the office is a new ( depart are in school house arrange ment. It consists of two large raoms. well furnished with rugs, rockers, 'ending tables, and couches, so that (the teacher when not employed, or ; the pupil when feeling iil may rest and refresh themselves. Ihreolly off of these rooms is a small kitchen completely furnished with cupboards, j dishes, gas plate, sink, etc. Here the teacher may easily prepare a light noon lunch as dainty and hot as though she were at home. There is also a wash room and a toib-t room adjacent. This was built and 'equipped on the theory that the phys ical needs of the teacher are worth j looking after if she is always to .work at her highest rate of efficiency land give to the children in her 'charge the very best that she is oap 'ul.'le of giving or doin.g. I I CORRIDORS The next thing to attract the eye Is the great fourteen foot corridor ! extending two hundred and eighty I feet or the full length of the build ling enabling whoever is in charge of I the building to see every pupil who 'enters or leaves. This corridor is wi ll lighted and ventilated and the floor, of solid concrete, is nearly noiseless. The value f the latter feature is realized when one remem bers that eight hundred children have I CLASS ROOMS ! On the first floor, one room is I equipped for the teaching of geog raphy with all til" ma.ps, globes, an 1 j.-ther illustrative material that finds !st pla.'e in such a room. He'e there ' is also an electric machine in which jean he placed pi'-lures from hooks, post cards, slidis or microscope' specimens and the same he reflected :on the screen in an enlarged form. This is no cheap, mak.-shift ma chine like so many schools fool away I their time with and get no results. lighted, thoroughly efficient instru ment. In fact, it is the best that has ' yet been invented. A separate room ! is similarly equipped with the need ! ed material for each subject taught such as a high grade piano in the music room, the latest charts and apparatus for the physiology room and so on to the history room and all other branches taught. On the j second floor are twelve class rooms for the lower grades. Every room ; in the building is supplied with a wash stand and running water, se parate towels for each child and a liberal supply of liquid soap in a saniiary container. SEATING Every room in the building is seated with the very latest, steel, ad justable chairs and desks made by. (Continued on Page Two) Eledricity P Imoortant P ertorms an art in the Monroe 5cnoo Building Klectric Clocks installed, which call and dismiss all classes automatically. The Electric Drive on machines in Manual Training de partment, the Klectric Cooking. Sowing and Ironing in Domestio Science department, the Electric driven ventilating cooling and vacuum cleaner system; the Electric Telephone system having phono in each class room. All Electrical Works and fixtures furnished and installed hv us. I IS ew State El Supply and F ectnc ixture Co:1 West Washington St. Phone 438 'Dig Duilding Specialists"