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THE WASHINGTON TIMES. THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 24: 1914.
Vocational English For Schools Here Jourse, Devised by Washington Woman, Aims to Train Ana lytical Powers Adoption by Board Predicted. A remarkable innovation in voca lonal training is being considered for the public schools of Wash ngton. Mention "vocational training" md the last thing the average luditor would think of would be znglish. But "Vocational Eng ish" is the course now under con tidcration by the Board of Educa zon. This course was outlined and irranged by Miss Ina C. Emery, a Vashington woman widely known for her educational work, as well 7S for her output of magazine fic tion. Adaptation of her methods to oublic school work was undertaken it the suggestion of Dr. W. M. Davidson, former superintendent if schools here. Miss Emery has ust returned from Pittsburgh, where she was a guest of Dr. and Mrs. Davidson, and she tells some 'Jiing of the work Dr. Davidson is doing in Pittsburgh. By J. R. HILDEBRAND. Vocational education in Washing ton schools Is to receive its first big Impetus If a plan now being con sidered by the Board of Education is adopted. It generally Is believed that the board will act favorably on the project. The surprising feature of this plan Is that it does not embody manual training, or business training, as the term "vocational" suggests. This Idea does not aim to teach pupils to work with their hands, but to do etter and more efficient work with their minds. More surprising' still, to those who have regarded language and litera ture as more ornamental than prac tical, the new course is a course In English In "vocational English." That is the term for the course sanctioned by Miss Ina C. Emery. Its originator. But, she hastens to ex plain, "vocational English" does not tend to make authors out of every public school child. It simply alms to teach them to think, on the one hand, and to furnish an Inspirational basis on the other, which will fit them better for the assimilation of all other branches of study. Twenty Years a Teacher. Miss Emery Is no newcomer in the field of English teaching and litera ture study. For nearly twenty years she has carried on correspondence courses In short story writing, and other branches of work in English. Phe has written nearly 1.000 short stories and eeveral novels. Nor Is Miss Emery's experience onfined to the technical side of writing. Her extensive travel, and observations of nearly every phase of contemporary life and conditions have endowed her with an interest ing and magnetic personality. She has jumped from a summer at New port to a study of conditions In the slums of industrial centers. She has gone from the i;ay life of New York 'Dtothe mines and squalid homes of W ilkesbarre and Scranton She has toured foreign lands, alwajs on the hurt for out-of-the-way and pictur esque places and scenes. Many of these experiences have been em bodied in her own stories and those which she wrote in collaboration with pupils. Miss Emery's formulation of a course in vocational English was the result of a request by Dr. W. M. Davidson, former Superintendent of Schools, that she work out such a plan of study Since then members of the Board of Education here have taken a deep Interest in her project, and the course, now nearly com- ACID STOMACHS ARE DANGEROUS Nine-tenths of All Stomach Trouble Said to Be Due to Acidity. A I'hjslclan'a Advice on Came and Cure. K famous physician whose success f A researches into the cause and cure of stomach and intestinal diseases havo earned for him an International reputation, said in the course of a re rent lecture that nearly all Intestinal troubles, as well as many diseases of the vital organs, wero directly trace able to a deranged condition or the stomach which in turn was due nine times out of ten to excessive acidity, commonly termed sour stomach or heartburn, which not onlv i r .tc-d and Inflamed the delicate of the stomach, but also set u and stomach ulcers. It is to note that he condemn patent medicines as well a cal treatment for the stoma that he and his colleagues ha remarkable results by tTiT ordinary bisurated magnesia of 1 h. , t neutralizing the aciditv ihei food, removes the source of th.- trou-i ble He contends that It is as foolish 11 to treat the stomacn Hseir as it would I e for a man who stepped on a tack o rub liniment on the foot without ft st removing the tack Remove the 'atk and the foot will heal Itself -neutralize the acid and the stomach roubles will disappear Irritating medicines and medical treatments are jseless. so long ah the contents of the stomach remain acid, remove the ari.i- 1 n. and there will b.- no need for medicine the Inflamed lining of the stomach will then heal itself huffer- , fT& from apMitv cftt- a f si m s t-i . ' heartburn should get a small bottle of bisurated magnesia from their druggist, and take a teaspoonful in a quarter of a glass of hot or cold water after meals, repeating in fifteen min utes. II necessarj, this being the dose which the doctor has found most ef ficacious in all cases. AdvL jdtFjuM bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbW fr.tajCsBBBBBlLBlaHaBBBBBBBBBBBBTfe K " JK . :-Vv&-3;sSaaaaaaaaaaaaal ft S-y Xt3ssWro3 si'x-.n v oyjjasce MISS INA C. EMERY. pleted. has been mapped out after frequent conferences with them. "I do not aim to chance the essen tials of the course now followed in the schools." she explained. "I merely have taken the books, the poems, and the stories now pre scribed In the courses and applied to them an analytical method At present everything depends upon the teacher. A few teachers may be working toward the method I would Introduce. Others simplv teach Eng lish in a 'catch-as-catch-can' fash ion." Six Cities Interested. Not only the Washington school board, but school officials of five, other cities now have her method un der consideration. This method analyzes closely the work of each author for Its content, then It takes up the author's life and shows thcre latlon between his dally life and his writings, and finally it picks out the spirit and the Inspiration to he com municated by masterpieces of litera ture, and drives these home upon the pupil's consciousness "Vocational English applies not only to the literature, assigned for general school work hut in its crea tive work requires the pupil to make use "f knowledge of things known. A Pittsburgh student should not only be called upon to describe men and women as types. In relation to home and office, and the business world, but attention should be drawn to Industrial conditions. There are stories galore In tho coal fields, from the coal breaker to the owner or great mines "Pupils In Washington are not fa miliar with conditions, modes of em ployment, and way of living, familiar to pupils in other cities of the Unit ed States. In tho East, the factory has a special significance. In the "West the prairie Is Intelligent ground to the school child. Rural districts furnish nature studies." Vocational English greatly re sembles the Montessorl methods In Its emnhasls upon self-exprssion. Not, If it must be repeated, tnat Miss Emery would havo schools turn out only writers. But this self-expression and analytical habit of mind developed by studying English, she asserts, fits the mind to take better hold on other school subjects, and upon the bigger Droblem of life. Though Miss Emerv hopei to ar range a course to begin with fifth grade pupils and extending through the high school, the introduction of her plan Is being considered for the Every One 1L...I L- D--i.LI- riuum iue nenjdiHduie The Items Below Will Reduce the High Fresh Creamery Butter, 1 lb. prints 34c Pet Evaporated Milk (tall cans), 3 for 25c Fancy Sugar Cured Hams, per lb 20c Pure Lard, the kind that is different, per lb. 14c Virginia Sweet Pancake Flour, per pkg. . 9c Geiger's Prepared Buckwheat, per pkg.... 9c Gambrill's Patapsco Flour 6-lb. sack 23c 12-lb. sack 45c L. C. F. Baking Powder, full lb. can 21c There is srenuine economv in the use of this I article. L. C. F. Rolled Oats, sanitary package ... 9c Penn Mar Syrup, quality unexcelled I2V2C Pure Preserves, 25c value 15c We recommend Safe the home, meets all requirements of Federal and State laws, NON-POISONOUS, TREATED TO PREVENT AFTERGLOW, strikes anywhere. LEAGUE OF CONSUMERS' FRIENDS PATRONIZE THF STHRF. NEAREST YOU .NOnTHlIAST. XOIITHWKST. Columbia Tea and differ Co., 1.-.05 .V. Capitol M. C. Itntumllng, 312 IVnna. me. SI. J, WUrlan, Hi: H t. It. K. Robcrion, Sth and A t. J. Krnui A Hon, fllO I3th M. J. n. Dlcclr, 7th and II t. Lather F. Ilnll, 12th iind II t. H. PIHt. Oth and Free seventh and eighth grades in the ashington schools. Guest of Dr. Davidson. Miss Emery returned to Washing ton this week after spending two weeks in Pittsburgh as the house guest of Dr. Davidson and Mrs. Davidson. Dr. Daid.-on. former su perintendent of schools here, since January 1, has been head of the Pittsburgh school system. "The most Impressive thing about my visits to dozens of the Pittsburgh schools was tho work Dr David son is doing for the individual child "Dr Davidson believes education should tend toward greater atten tion to children Individually, even in a large and complex school sys tem like that of Pittsburgh. I was surprised when 1 went with him to the new Claxton School, a training school which Is one of the largest and best equipped In the Smoky City. I noticed Dr Davidson watch ing closely an anaemic looking girl, with a listless air and a sort of a dull, blank stare. When she passed he turned to a teacher and asked. 'How Is she getting along?" The teacher replied that she did not be lieve she would be able to continue the work of the school Dr David- "1 was interested again when the examination made by the snhool phy sician, and to have her tried at every course the school offered before hav ing her dropped. "I was interested aguin when tho superintendent returned one evening, tired from a day's visits to schools, and he was called upon the tele phone by a mother He discussed the work of her child with her as readilv as he would have talked to a member of the school board about some big general problem. Chance For Each Child. '"I ns-Ked Dr. Davidson whether he intended to try to reach all individual cases of laxity In that manner. "Oh, no.' he said. "That would be a physical Impossibility. Hut we are trying to make the schools better adapted for Individuals. And before dropping him, or putting him hack, we wish to find out each child's spe cial bent, and thus educate him In the direction he will take In after life ' Dr Davidson's popularity in Pitts burgh. Miss Emery said, equals the deep and widespread regard for him In Washington, following his ad ministration here. Fire Broke Out Anew In E. B. Adams Store No. 11 engine company was called on a local alarm about 10:.7) o'clock last night to the store of E. B Adams Com pany. !14-ei6 Pennsylvania avenue north west, which was damaged by fire earlier In the day, for a small blaze which broke out again near the roof. The flames were extinguished In a few min utes. While clearing awav debris from the ruins on the upper floor of the Adams building late yesterday afternoon. Lloyd E. Nelson, a member of the No. n en gine companv, received several cut on his left hand. He was taken to Emer gency Hospital Bryan Plans Treaties With Russia and Japan Following the action of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in order ing favorable reports on the peace treaties with Great Britain. ! ranee, Spain, and China, Secretary of State linan announced that he expected to negotiate similar treaties soon with Russia, Japan, an3 Sweden. Russia's willingness to enter into such a treaty Is taken as an Indication that negotia tions may follow for a new treaty of commerce and navigation between the two countries to replace the one abro gated during the Taft Administration Knox Aids Penrose. PHILADELPHIA. Sept. 2t Philander C Knox, Secretary of State under President Roosevelt will aid Senator Penrose to offset the entrv of Roose velt into the Snte campaign in behalf of the candidacies of Glfford Pinchot and Vance McCormick The dinner to be given bv the Manufacturers' Club on October 17 villi mirk the return of Mr. Knox into Pennsylvania politics Is Talking Ul UJ- A Aff-..:..- tiiuk hc rtie uiimug Show You the Way to Cost of Living Consumers' Delight Coffee, per lb 25c Banquet Brand Coffee, per lb 30c Occidental Brand Coffee, per lb 35c French's Cream Salad Mustard, per jar . . . Sc Blue Label Catsup, per bottle I2V2C Chili Con Carne, Mexican style, per can ... 9c 1 Stuffed Olives, per bottle 9c I Argo Red Salmon, per can 1 7c Beardsley s Shredded Codfish, per pkg. ... 9c Two Lip Jar Rings, per dozen 9c Parowax, 4 cakes in a box, all for 9c Ivory Soap, 3 cakes for 13c Fels Naptha Soap, 3 cakes for 13c Star Naptha Soap Powder, 3 pkgs. for 13c Safe Home Matches, per box 5c Home Matches for use in the best match made- iL NU'TIIK.1T. II. '". Itnlirrxoii, Olh A. . Car. At. lirlnklr; Uros., 111)1 .Iril . J. E. Ilohnitnou, ."3.". Ith at. Jlrlnklry Ilrn.. D Ith t. Orlnklev Uros.. 1US SI a. w s Q ata. rnmi Delivery to Every Section of the Si TO SSUE OP Problem of Children Whose Pa rents Work in District Put Up to Board. Provision for the attendance at the public schools of childien whose parents are employed in the District but who reside in adjacent States will be made b,- the Commissioners in the prepara tion of their annual estimates. The suggestion was made by the Takonia fark Citizen'' Association in answer to the Commissioners' letter asking for recommendations to he con sidered in connection with the compila tion of the annual budget. The children of non-residents employed in Govern ment service are now admitted free to the public schools. The association ex presses the opinion that It would be only fair to extend the same prunes lo the children of non-residents cm ployed in private business In the Dis trict. The Ro.ird of Charities has practically completed its estimates, which nrobibly will be forwarded to the Commissioners nevt week The board, it is understood, will ask for an appropriation of approximately Tl.r.fO.0"0 Among the most important. Items will be appropiiattons for be ginning the consti action of the new municipal hospital at Fourteenth and 1'pshur streets, and the new District reformatory at Occoquan. The Com missioner have named Commissioner Newman to sue -e.-d former Unglncer Commissioner hidon or the board to prepare plans for the lefnriuator The other members are lohn ,Iov iCdson nnJ Justice Wendell P. Stafford. The Dis trict appropriation b: 1 contains an item of 15,f for the preparation of the plans. It Is Improbable that the Commis sioners v.m give .-.onsider.itlon at this lime to the suggestion of W H Whit taker, superintendent of the workhouse, that the jail be abolished, and that a detention house be maintained near" the courts. The "Old Chemist" Says "Health is far better than wealth, for without the former you can never gain the latter Duffy's Purt Malt Whiskey brings wealth because It promotes health. Again I sa "Get Duffy's and Keep Well" Get the genu ine at most druggists, groc ers and dealers, $1.00 a large bottle. Valuable medical booklet and doctor's ad vice, sent free if you write. The Duffy Malt Whiskey Co., Rochester. N Y k.. .'" 5. "oijR MH'TinvKvr. H. K. . Mil .Schmidt, null 1) ats. II. T. Cover, 7th and C ata. .. r:. .Schmidt. IVi anil !" al. I. ugar, 3rd and C atl. City NON-RESIDENTS BBBBBaBBaaBBBBuaBBBBBBT "irtVvVS. t -'""n. jg0j&S. miM Ijjjjl !h MAKE IT WARM OR )i Fair Campaigner Announces Her Readiness to Fight for the Cause. Miss Klsic Lancaster, a fair, yoiinc vote-seeker from Now York, who is shortly to Join the "war squad" of the Congressional Union conducting a iKor ous campaign In the West, for the de feat of all Democrats In the November elections, tripped lightly into the Con Bresslonal Union headquarters early this morning and announced that ahe was icady to start for the front and to send a feu shafts Into the ranks of thf Democrats. "I don't know. yet. where 1 am soins." she said with a smile when questioned as to her plans. "I received a leie- HORRID DEMOCRATS SOME PAGES FROM THE OCTOBER MUNSEY Wrrthrop BV . . Mitr b .i doty r..,na el T ...mSu:. ennui , hll tnr . vleV sprx:v w I Jrnrfn UUUp fjui "i By Antony Hope Author of - .r "The rr."-' &fi Some Misadvem irr 1 Wl - 'T'p $53 ler,.r nsl rablv propod Hv Pnf ' r. rn omrn s&&2? Bw , EVERY srum yesterday saln that I was needed to help in the Western campaign, and here 1 am I will ro wherever they, end me." she add-d. 'and promise to' make thine." warm for those horrid old 1 Democrats who wouldnt Kle lis the. ote." I .Miss Lancaster a. on. of the two ounc women who made the "tent trip" throuuh northern New York during the summer campaign of the Congressional Union Miss Alice Paul said this morninc that the union intended to send Miss Lancaster to WjomltiR to direct the liKht there Sh will probably leave on Saturda. Miss Anna McQue and Miss Margaret Whlttemore. two of Hie leading speak ers of the "war squad' who have been in Portland. Ore . co-operating with Mrs. .lsl,. Hardj Stubbs. have been ordered to S-attle to establish State headquarters A letter was received at thf union headquarters her" this morning fiom Mrs. O. H. I. Helmont. stating that .he was planning to attend the Stale conventions In tho South this fall lo aiouse interest in the federal amend ment. No Rear Door Delivery. Instructions have been sent h Post mastei General Burleson to all post master ordering the discontinuance of mail by carriers to rear and side doors f business houses and residences The Full Length Novel by Anthony Hope Will Later Appear as a $1.50 Book, You Can Get It Now for 15c bef THE, WAR OF THE NATIONS Svetozar TonjorofT i rear' tt of Z-endB c u ,fpin(hisissue tedcomj"""- m Staei ariJ 4iiT Burns Mantle no Ihm rof ,hI ,, Wrtliam I iimt ii i'"J 9& - "' ' .. M. USU3IIV J li stir rl atousr Ihru enj van mirrttl in -j up and noins a"1 goins uWr on al muni dutin? IhJ national upac-i Int huinr oil r, """" ""a ,ntn ihf nuu-j i ihai"""T rrrid.. for Inn.. ARTICLE WONDERFULLY ILLUSTRATED ON SALE TODAY 1 Sentry Repulses Beefs Advance The Xnv- Department was in formed today of the repuls of an attempted invasion of the arid pre cincts of the lioston navy yard by the forces of alcohol yesterday. In oold defiance of Secretary of th Xavy Daniels. hn Issued orders banishing "boze" from th navy, a burly German drove a beer wagon. Iieavily loaded with kegs, to the entrance of the Doston navy yirn. He was h-iltcd by a shocked sentry. The driver explained that his cargo was Intended for the new Argentine super-dreadnought, the Rlvldavta. The sentry said "orders was orders" and refused to admit him. The com mandant of the navy yard sustained lilm. Th- commandant reported the Incident to Secretary Daniels today, and the Secn'taj-y promptly approved his action. A later report, however, showed the rgentlne crew was not suffering from thirst. The beer was taken to the Uividavia on a Hat boat. ' ' 0 i?T pRo mix f.fn"") ,,. r'i-,l pfl ?L" Uj W? 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