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THE WASHINGTON TIMES. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1914.
tf) r-3 jtjiii , - - iii' ' J U i -'- S " ODY ' '- High School System Wrong, Educational Expert Says William D. Lewis. Principal of William Penn High School. Insists We Should Follow Germanys Example. - - - By FLORENCE E. YODER. The time is overripe for the so cialization at the high schools. "Democracy's High School," the socialized school, should be .1 means of educating a child to his com munity, instead or educating him away from his community. Six hundred millions Q) dollars is the sum spent annually on the high schools of this country. It is time it was made to serve every body instead of just a few. Social ized high schools will deal with the child in direct relationship to his actual future existence and be a source of civil, social, and economic betterment. These are the statements of Wil liam D. Lewis, principal of the Wil liam Penn High School for Girls, in Philadelphia, here to attend the Teachers' Institute. Mr. Lewis' Statement In Full. The high school is the "top Fchool' to the majority of the pupils In the United States public schools. Tor this reason, it should serve as a practical training school not only for a few, but tor the si eat ma jority of students. Through voca tional training, political courser, agricultural courses, business courses, oral English courses, and domestic science courses, it will educate the child for the communit Jn which he lives rather than edu cate him away from that community for the beneflt of the city. This is what I mean by socialization of the high schools. The pertinent needs of the com munity should dictate bb to what Ihe young man and young woman should study Thus at the end of their school years they would not be thrown out upon the world with an equipment which is useless on an already overstocked market, but would be ready to fill an already existing demand. Expenditure Not Just. Six hundred millions of dollais is i-pent annually on the high schools. H it not just that the public which -upports those schools be given the benefit of a generation educated to All the demands of business, po- tical, and domestic life in the com munity which has paid for their nehoollng"' The school cuinculum of today is founded upon the old English school. hich was made pnmarily for an ristocracy which intended to bianch lit Into certain restricted lines of endeavor. Thev were taught with Peter's Adventures in Matrimony By LEONA DALRYMPLE. Author of the new novel, "LHane of tno Green Van." awarded a prize of NO lit, MILKMAN AND NERVES I VS working very hard now I verv right fou"d me poring: over the books at ihe factorv I be an lo lose weight, and I was ow itte neivous. Nights 1 vah fre i ent, too tiied to sleep, and lav Md tssed until morning i about this time that I tool: . i. i iireabonlnL' dislike to the milk man fter lying- awake all night. Id 'iai uge to drop into a comfortable cloze just on he. came clanking into He reet around -1 o'clock in the iiorninc K? wt noisy there was .t g tfing around that. He'd clank . s tattles and run along gravel orlays n! thump the bottles ouvvn on p rches with a thud. He always woke me. And. somehow, his i agon si-erned 'te'ikler than anv wn- r'on 1 l i ver It, rd. and his horses eaviet Moreovei . ne jj-iri .n habit of ringing out to them when ft was time to move on and. altegthe;i. i. wa .suob e pst that 1 grew to hate him Uikelv my subconscious mind ws tuned to xpoctancv. ;ind ,t spiritual alarn. ent ofi to wake r vchep u ws lime foi him. At ar. rate I frequ-nt-1 awoke liist. before he turned into the street and then, there was no sleeping a rain for an hour For after le vvue through with our Btif-x I could l.e tt him clanking about on the next One m iiuug he was so pernieiouslj cheerful tb.it I t'-.s and stink mv lead out of the w'ndow. 'What the 1 vll do you mean,' 1 demanded, "oy i Ian lying about at this titnc ol morning and waking every body up'' VJu're so darned noiuy no bodv can sleep. ' "Sleep' ' ald the milkman with a ;rreat, heaitv chuckle, "myself I could Icsep ntanding up I'd like to have our chance " "He a a coarse brute." mu: mured Mary blecpily from bed, "likely he could" "Well." said l. ' you'd oblige, rue considerably if you wouldn t chirp nl your horses and clank jour bottles bo. It's darned annoying " Here a window of the downstairs Apartment shot up and Alvln stuck his head out "What's all the row ' he askeC fussily, "vvhafb all the row' Did somebody throw anything at that jooi milkman''" "No," said 1 cordially, finding something- in common with my downstairs yielg-hbor for the first time, "but I'd Jlke to." "fikoot him," said Alvin. "lie's a WILLIAM D. LEWIS. n eye to a future education in a universitv Xow our great publu in the ma1 finishes the school vears with the high school Whj should they be bridened and decoyed fiom that TV hich Iv due- them through a ftl-e udherenc to a traditional curricu lum It l' true that we have alreadv miuli '-tops in that direction, but with little jstem. The business course of today lorgclj means sten ography and tvpevwiting Its scope should be intinitel larger The mar kit for stenographei s is so over stocked in some cities that the wages have gone down to $6 a week Should Regulate Courses. And the answer" The high school i oiin-es of the present generation should be legulated according to the social and economic and industrial demands of the community in which thev live. The communit should be given back in service what thev gave in moiiej For instance, m in nigh chool, the William Penn school for girls in Philadelphia, we have latelv . w auguiatcd a class in salebladvshlp, and it is a wonderful success. We found that the girl equipped with latin and Gieek, higher mathema tics, and algebra, was quitting high school to work in a store. She was thrown into her Mfework, without any preparation for it other than her naluial abilities. Manifest ly thib was not fnir to her nor to the community which had giv en her an education. So we are attempt ing to tit the girls for that which they will eventually meet, not for a college or university career -which they will never have Girls Get Practice. t the end of the second year the girls come to -school in the morn ings, and spend the afternoons in the stores putting into actual prac tice that which they have been taught earlier in the day. Then there are the domestic science classes for girls By this I do not mean cooking and sweeping and housecleaning and millinery en tirely. I mean management, how to great heulth. nois animal with no regard for nerves." I went buck to bed .liMlncih thoughtful Was I drifting to that .m11 st,,j;, 0f nerve which made 1 vm a notorious j.est ' Had th. milk man ever gotion on mv nerves until this winter " Had j, Jn,,,.,j , vr heard him turn Into the trect until I began lo w orr about monc-v ami overwork ' "i 11 see Dad tomorrow 1 ,nd 'I need some attention Dad listened very carefullj. "Well.' he said, "you're losing weight, Peter, and vou're not in tin best of trim I ve never seen v ou Just as ou are now Working pr ttv hard?" "Yes," said I But 1 sanl nothing of the overwork 1 did at night 'Better g slow," advis, d Dad. "o you'll have' to knock off and take a reht Are ou worrying about anv thing""' "I'm getting to be a sort of a w or ner." I admitted "Tilings bother me more than they us. d to "Ouit it. said Dn3 nd hi gave IleljH J a me a prescription that lot has M6t JifHpviln.il Mercury on the Sun's Face Excepting in Die northeastern part of the fnited States, flic nun to morrow morning will ne vvith the planet Mercurj ujion its disc The time of egiess, oi completion of the transit over the solar orb, will be i n n in at New Y'ork. ) at Richmond, s 'L' at rtnclnnati. VJ at St i.ouls, and 7 M at Denver Thee transits of ilei iiy occui onlv at Intervals of seven, thirteen and foitj-.-ix e.ns The next lollowiriu that ol of this year will be in May, iv4 To ,e t ic- transit a small telcbcope or optia glass, s niav be used with supplementary aid of smoked or stained glass Mcrcur is seldom visible to the naked rye. being very near the sun Coperni cuh. the ,,rea' PrusMin astronotnei. is said to have lamented on hih deathbed that he had never been able to see Mei curv. and the famous Delambie saw it but twice Surely It should be worth one's while to seo that which men of such eminence have so highly valued the opportunity to witness. Astrologers prophesy much activity in the atmosphere during the transit. Claims Six Hundred Millions of Dollars Spent Annually Should Serve Better Pur pose in United States. p. lull.-.. Ui' bunnes. Mele of muUi mon l.ightv pel .cut of me women who leave out schools many. Wiiy -hnuId the not be scheduled in the management of incomes'' .t one school w are sturting 'the X25-a-wcek income We have studied the $L'f)-a-veok and will lake no differ ent wage In th coumc of tin veat When th gill inaiucs she will have p.act'cal workln. knowledge f economic-, m-neiid 01 being thrown bewildered into a strange woild where she i- xnopo-ed never theless to take hei place with in ttliigenie. She should know about hiving chilelion. raising them, and pinviding foi them. Wliv i not tne Iiigli school the place for teaching 1 . , tliej-e thing'-'' Children Are Loj'al. hildien me naturally loyal and mtoM'sted They do not learn graft, bad politics, and ciookedness until they strike out into the world. The trouble Is that thev are ta,ught u think that when they entei upon the enis of life, following high school, that the conditions which thev .see aie right and just, no matte l what ie are Sometimes tliey .lie nevei taught the tiue state ot nt fairs by the right person Theie comes mir lotten politics, and mu loleience ot out trusts. Votes could not be ooitgnt If the bov and gill had been t.uicnt tlieii alue in school Take this one instance as an ovain pie In a ceitain Northern cit.v where 1 was lotmtrly emploed, there was .i gang of fifty bojs. Thc came to high school, but tliey were inveterate loafei.--. Thev could not and would not le;iin an thing, they wanted to stop school. They wanted, in oth er words, to stait out on the business life. They wete individuals, a! un less something could be iven them these precious formative jt.uo would be foiecver lost or given ovei to vici ousness Got Course In Politics. So I gave them a course in practi cal politics Their only text-book was the city barter. ' and their sources ot information were the fire department and the diffeient city in stitutions It did not take those po tential voters anv time at all to find out that a certain man controlled th" town In a perfectly legitimate and undesigned manner they ran full heid on into the workings of a great political machine Thev had been taught what was expected, and they had found Thev wee temblj incensed. Who would not have been? Tne peison who cannot se m the uninlluenced and practical slud of oui national poli tics a groat power for the better ment ot the nation is one who has much to conceal and who will be the gaine hv that concealment Geimanv has long ago given over her schools to a system of scientific tt .lining T'.e results of this svstetn are &e( n in the wonderful network of trade with which she has bound heie!f to almost every corner of the world Germain- is intensive: she utilizes the Individual, not hrough equal bui thiougn identical processes ot duct tion The merit an schools should lose nr time in following her ex ample modified, of course, in such tnaniici is to fit most aptly the pe culiar nds of the I'nittd States. The Daih Editorial For Women The Problem of the Sick Lonesome Girl. By FLORENCE E. YODER. In times past, imminent tiagedy luik ed in wake foi tlx voua clil alone in the city who fell ill W i;h the awaken ing ot a ivic consciousness, has come a piovi.sion foi this vciv contingency . and tu girl who !- alone- -uid ill In tills city Mia somethiiiu to whuh she e-.m tin ii toi aid and mfoi ination as to Iiei physic al condition This i.s tin oinaii s (JIuik Auxiliaiv, vvlihli appeal 4 primiiiilv to tveo classes. whlt working gills and white house wivev fin, mother- lo .tied at 710 Thir teenth mm it nort lpvet Women form this organization. aU the phvsiuan-i u worncii and vvlule the upkeep Is largelv from subset iptions a small pur tion of it comes fiom those patients who wish to pay a feo in proportion to that whuh they earn Aspb from the boon this auxiliai y is to the v.oikiutr ghl. and to the house wile and mother of straitened means, it is by no w iv of speaking for them alone Anv woman who patroni7es it. and pav- tor what she gets, not onl aids in a g nerous way, b,ut sh laiscs the tone of th clinic, and does awaj vvith flnv -t vma of charity, w hi' h migiit k i from aieptiiir aid the v ei j class which need- the attention Tin.- institution is now onductli!-; a memlxiship c-:uiip;iign P uir liiintli I new inemln's would maki it seli-'-iip-portinr. During tli v.inlir tvo eri' of lecturej, huc been pi inned. oi to tell yiils- how to keep wH .iiid auoth i for wives and lnolheiB In noising The first ioui- will be a dneit bene tit to the industrial commuult., by saving- t lie tune I'iils lose wli n III The bouts aw .n ranged ei lluet gnls can consult without losing -niv time Irom then work .Sin h rllovement as this stand foi a gi owing t,( rin eif co-opera1 ive humani tarian efio't which is the beginning of it pioicted community liff JCverv wcnnari who an afford -i pri vate pin sic la n but who is too poor" to giv tc a public eharitv H living in tlic veiv nariovvest interpretation of life Tile least she could do would be to consult in -ome small degree this clinic, and paj foi the .services as she wo.ilel pa foi anv profes tonal .uivjci Ihe palronage of "n t-url .v (vVa-4o 1.' wortli much won then the y.'.v ctxd Cvt cunlrlb'itions ef the ver rlcl. oct Form" Bools For Men anil W eine-ii n IiikI fee -cr-troiililr n lit rc-et rieri unit for un font up from Priced UM EDMONSTON & CO., 1334 FSt. AfcrKtr nd Authorities on ail foot troufela MfljSBMBSIQJuSBUlHB AfMPwiw i iaa VfrUBKHBtBKf l FEMININE FOIBLES By s sins? I mm&L. x if M Vv. J vv 'vlX " s" 1 -- ' HHJ l el 1 ' ' ' f If I t HHB wA i I 1 v I I I W jL x vf3 - I I WHAT THEY SAID AT THE TABLE. ESCORT Why are you so worried? DAUGHTER I'm afraid they'll rule mother off the floor again. THE TIMES BEDTIME STORY PINKEYES CALLS ON MRS. TABBY. ecoinnsht I&H bv V I li If TIIK more Pinkeyes thought about the kitty boy who had hidden in his basket, the mad det he got He had thrashed him of cou'se. but that did not seem to satisfy him He looked at his long white paws and made a face Thev could not huit a llttlo wiggling fur-covered kitty cat very greatly. So he put a mustard plaster on his stomaeli so that he would not hae the indigestion too badly, and comb ed and biushed his face until he looked as if the cow had licked him, and started off to call on Mr Tab by. "If I am not mistaken," he said to himself as he puttered about the garden to pick some evergreens, "that was one of Mrs. Tabby's hoe", and if 1 can spot turn in his own home I do not t'link that he will e-et have the least desire to botliei me again " Into the little basket he put hi evergieens and went off to Tabbv -land town. He walked along the rond when he saw any onne coming, ami hopped as soon as the road was empty, and between the two he ar rived in town. He made straight loi the Tabby hoii'c and was m ejeiet and quick that he was Inside in no time. Mrs. Tabby was verj glad to see him, but could not think what brought him there. Toe mustard plastei on his stoin adi warmed him up, and he was jeallv In a very good humor for I'inkeyes. !l? made a low how and presented the eveigreius 'With my compliments," he said "I thought that I might diop in on you and see if ou happened to know anv thing about a voting kitty who made some tioiible for me tho other day Mrs Tabbv threw up her hand-c in horror on don't te 11 me til it c lie of rrii boj s has bothered v ou '' she said, hurriedlj ' ou know I an't GROGAN'S "The House of Plainly Marked Price' The Home of Tomorrow Possibly you migiit make your home look presentable lor .i time with cheap turniture but what of the long tomoriow0 The furnishing of your home deserve more thought than anything else you have to buy. The best is what you want. It's economical because it w'H last for years, and it gives you the comfort and happiness that are found in no other kind. We will sell vou this "best," and we'll make it pos sible for you to have it now and afford it. Select jour goods plain figures on every article will tell you the prices then let us know how you wish an account arranged to make its payment easy for you. No notes no interest. Young people who are furnishing their first home of married life should come to us. They can't afford to buy cheap" things there's no service in them. We enable the oung folks to; afford the "best" right in the be iMtining In giving' them special terms to suit their in dividual circumstance; f We nuke, line nd lay all Carpets free, and charge nothing for the wasll in cutting to match figures. .1 Peter Grogan & Sins Co., 817 to 823 Seventh St. 1 T? Wk&&:tftez$rttzw3&m mmmmmmmmmtmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmammmmmt , bo responsible for everything ti thev do. Thev are so ver bad. ' Ms Tabb smiled and 1'inkeyes made another bow. That mustard plaster certainly did feel good. "I spanked him myself to ave ou the trouble," he said, with his hand on the mustard plaster. "And" -he stopped short and pointed to the window "there is the joung scamp now!" Sure enough, out in tho vard was a kitty boy, the exact Image of the one who had hidden in his basket. Mrs. Tabbv frowned. "That is ni son. Torn," she said. "I'll call him in as soon as you go and see that he never forgets to hide the re again." "Don't bother for me, said Pinkeyes- "and if you don't mind I will b,. going at once " Mrs Ta'iby bowed him out. What a nice, pleas ant man he is, she thought She eallcd the kittv bov. but it was Annette Bradshaw Teddy and not Tom who had really hidden in the basket. Before he could explain that he was not the right one, Mrs. Tabby had turned him over her knee and spanked him soundly, just as Teddy came In sight. Tpmmy wiggled and begged, but Mrs. Tabbv kept on. "I'll teach you to worry tho nicest man In Tabby land," she said, with smacks. Teddy stood by with a grin on his face, for he was satisfied. Tommy was getting the punish ment he had deserved, for putting Ted up to tho trick, and ail was well. But he did not stay long where 'ii Ti'ld get at him. No, indeed, he stuck close to Mrs. Tabby, and told what a naughty boy Tommj vau' As Pat Figured It. "How many people are there here. Pat?" queried the Englishman of an Irishman in Montreal. "Oh nhout a hundred fousand. "Why. I thought there were over half a million''" "Well." said Pat, "there is if vou ( count the French." Canadian Courier. 8HJHI " JSPliliiL sSHiiHPjA No, 151" $2. SO For Walking or Dancing this low heel classy model is correct and It Has Comfort Too Trovers has a new last just a little more style than last season, and large, ft at buttons When you glide and dip, that low heel feels great Have you Tr avers' with Compared With Insects Man's Senses Are Weak By DR. LEONARD KEENE HIRSHBERG. A. B., M. A., AL D. (Johns Hopkins). X one of these essays I made the positive assertion that man is a creation yet Imperfect. A clergyman friend wrote to ask mo If this were not Irreverent and on a par wth Huxley's claim that If he had been I the Creator he would have built a better world. As a matter of fact, Huxley was not Impious, nor am T Irreverent. Man was created for a particular end by the Supreme Being, for His glorification. This purpose is served by a human race with five principal senses and a dozen or so other sensations. Yet if the Creator had so willed it, man could have been created in finite perfection with over one thousand principal senses, each the equal of the eyes and the ears. Then to learn and study that "This Is the l,ife" would have been an idle, lazy, pleasant dream. Instead of work- ng a millennium or more to find out what electricity and magnetism are, the human triDe woum have been equipped in the beginning with a sense for such radiations among the thousand odd missing ones. Instead of delving, seeking, investigating, man kind would have perceived everything at first hand. More Perfect Eyes. in the "humbler" forms of life gives us J every right to say with perfect rev- j erencc that the human tribe lacks ! many things. Some creatures have, like the night itself, a thousand eyes, each more perfect than ours. The scallop, the curious little onchidium mollusk, has a veritable stream of eyes running like buttons up and down its back. The stink-hue and many other beetles have 2. better sense of war than have the Kaiser and his military cohorts. when aitacKea. or even toucned, uy an enemy, they turn their broadside and shoot many little streams of fetid acid from little batteries concealed in the middle portion of their anatomy. If the enemy does not beat a suffocating retreat, they turn about, maneuver and bring the other broadside into ac tion. If the enemy, still undaunted, nersists In the assault, another sense is brought to bear and the Insect bug feigns death for many minutes th time necessary to re-charge with am munition its fo,ul-smelling batteries. It might be supposed that the ear is to be found only In one spot. While it Is true that many animals, like human beings, have ears on their head, yet the shrimp, the opossum shrimp of in land brooks and rivers, has its ears on its tall. Acutely Keen Ears. Thf irrnnt rrt-onn fraucfinnrior rrti these autumn days the sad ways of all . . ..- .. . . - -. v wv. ua-r u.uu his head how you will. If you know. you will look l,ust where his knee-cap ought to be and there you will find his ears. ' The grasshopper, cricket and locust tribes of insects are able to hear much more- than human belnss. Their sense of hearing is finer than man's,, and the I ancients wisely suspected that they wno sing ana play instead ot work, is perfect and bowels regulars. Also suffer often made a docile pet bv good little J with swollen body, generally in very boys and big. bad naturalists in Au- J warm weather, and on various morn gust. At such a time you wonder how 'i"fL-'e lassitde. smothering he hears the music of his mates. His H-HnlohaTw.oS86' GCt TC" earn are nmvhora tr. Vn fr'!nrl enroll -l Ui tfl"K UOWn nail-HOUr. heard the music of the spheres. It is said Wear perforated, thin, 25-cent under that the mills of the gods grind slowly, ' wear. Swim and bathe and take cold but they grind exceedingly fine. Well, the rolling of the planets and stars do tne same, but man cannot with his j senses perceive it. Some Insects may I be able to do so. I Ants, too, have ears on their legs in ! stead of their heads. Psychological ex- periments are done nowadays even by immature students, which prove that rapid vibrations of various kinds un heard and unperceived bv the human ear. are easily caught, paid attention to, I and answered by locusts, cicadas, grass hoppers, beetles, ants, and others of , God's creatures The firefly, the electric eel. the mag netic fish, birds and bats with their organs of equilibrium are all equipped The Baby Doll Again- Lasts and Style the growing girl still present this faverite compared Style No. 151, at $2.50 others at $3. SO and $4. 00? Do It Now! Sincerely, Trovers Shoes 314 7th St. N.- W. DR. HIRSHBERG. wun umerent senses which tell them directly of real things in the physical world which man may never know. No man knows distinctly anything; all men will never know all thlnss distinctly. No one superman will ever know all things distinctly, and no one man will ever know even one thing distlncelv. J (Copyright. 1314. Newspaper Feature Service Answers to Health Questions GRATEFUL READER-L Is there any other way to remove whiskers from a man's face other than shaving? 2. Js it injurious to the skin? 1. There is a shaving powder, made in the South, that is very good. 2. No, it i3 not injurious to the akin. H-, H If a person who has had paralysis on the right side cannot talk is It possible there is any pressure en tho nerye center of speech which might cause lt- and is an operation possible? A blood clot or somthing; of the sort is pressing on the left side of the brain where a great part of the center of speech Is situated. Tes, operations are done novv by brain surgeons on this con dition, but it requires great skill, and as yet is not always successfuL ANXIOUS 1. What will prevent hair turning gray? 2. What will remove dark rings from eyes? 5. Am subject to colds in winter and With change to cool weather In stim- SerlS. IdWnnynroSnhou - - .-.w ..w.... -.v.it;, o lji uiiuuuirrri Jlr T. eHna,'C nna-n........ JM 1. Have your druggist make you a tea of henna and indigo and see what that does. 2. This may be due to stavincr un too late, to faulty food, to constipation, to , anaemia. Drink two quarts of pure milk daily. J 3. You coddle and spoil yourself by too much clothing and too much attention. showers, bleep In a hammock. out of doors with proper covering. and eat piain, good iooa. Only the Finale. "We're late; they're playing Bee thoven's Ninth Symphony." "There! what a pity we missed the other eight!" Lo Rire Not Much. Wife If you can't sleep, why don t you sec a doctor? Husband (grouchily) And then have a till to keep mo awake' have changed but and the nifty miss their demand for Boot.