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Entered at the post office ' at Medina,
Oct. 13,
Office in the Sentinel Building, North
Mrs. James.
George M. Denton,
Medina County's only Democratic Newspaper.
Subscription rates.
One year
6 months
Now that school is about to open again we wish to call at
tention of the patrons of our schools to a few important facts.
First, the school is yours. It is supported by you, and your
children should receive the benefit of it. Second, as members of
society, it is not ouly your privilege, but your duty, to educate
your sons and daughters, and those who pay the money to sup
port schools have a right to demand of you that your children
be sent regularly to school, that they may become intelligent
members of society and good and worthy citizens. This they
cannot be if kept out of school.
It is not right that children be left out of school when they
could be sent, neither is it right to permit them to. stay at home
when they are not needed merely because they do not wish to go .
to school. Experience and observation have taught us how im
possible it is for pupils to receive full benefits by going to school
two or three times in a week and remain away the balance of the
time. This is bad enough when necessity compels parents to
keep their children from school, but when they are permitted fo
remain out for the purpose of attending some place of amuse-,
ment, or merely because they feign sickness until after school
is called and then immediately recover, is much worse. Time
thus lost can never be regained and parents will all see the day
that they will rue it. ,
Again, teachers feel greatly hurt by this disregard for their
efforts and feelings. No true teacher wishes to receive pay, be ,
it ever so little, without giving more than an equivalent,, but, if
after exerting themselves to the utmost to make the school a
success they see the interest die out and the school end in fail
ure through causes which they have no power to subvert, it is
simply injustice; first to the children, because they do not know
what is best for them, and second to the teachers, because the
responsibility in ninety-nine cases in one hundred is saddled upon
In view of the facts, in behalf of the teachers of our schools,
we entreat the patrons of our schools to see to it. tha their chil
dren are sent to school regularly,, and not only sent, But supplied
with books and other appurtenances necessary to thejr success
fully doing their, work while there. The teachers' would be glad
to have you visit, them occasionally and see that they perform
their duties and that your children improve their time as they
should. . , . : . , "'
The. new school code makes provis
ion for all needed improvements in
the rural schools of -the state and one
of the provisions is the establishment
of county normals. State superinten
dent Miller says: -
The law authorizes the state super
intendent of public instruction to es
tablish from one to three normal
, training classes in each county in con
nection with village and rural high
schools of first grade. This is not a
mandatory provision, as the initial
education in such districts.
"The state guarantees the cost of
maintaining each of these county
normal schools not to .exceed $1,000
per year. This is not an altogether
new plan for tlje training , of , rural
schools, for 13 other states have al
ready adopted this system of main
taining what might be called junior
normal schools in which teachers de
siring to teach in the village and
rural schools may obtain one year of
professional training without the ex
pense of tuition or the expense inci
dent to going very far from home. ,
"While the law would permit this
department to establish three such
fcchools in each county, it is not the in
tention to do so, at least until the
Jieed of that number of such Institu.
tions ib proven Beyond question. It
is my .'- purpose lo distnoute tnese
schools with reference to the commun
ities to be served, the facilities offer
ed by the community itself, the trans
portation facilities, and the distances
from other schools where teachers
may obtain professional training. I
think that if the state of Ohio can;
maintain 50 such schools, distributed
equitably over the state, she would be
doing a generous thing for the rural
schools of the state.
"There are on file in this depart
ment 190 formal applications from as
many different first-grade high
schools in villages and rural commun
ities. However, when the'formal ap
plication b'ank required by law was
sent to these boards of education it
appears that quite a number of com:
munities ' decided that' they did not
care to meet the conditions imposed
ly the department These conditions
in brief are as fellows: That ' the
school be a first-grade high school
for at least a year before making ap
plication; that at least ten students
bo guaranteed as an average dcily at-
tendance; that the school furnish a
well-equipped school room of ordinary
size to be devoted exclusively to. the
use of the county normal school; that
the board of education furnish ample
equipment in the way of library,
maps, charts, globes, and other teach
- i-n 3 appliances; that the board of edu
. crtionV as recmired bv law. enter into
an agreement with one, ci nitre. 4l
joining rural boards of education per
mitting the- use . of - their; ,ohool oc
.' caslonallyifjor . observation and prac
tice purjpo$!jy !that communities de-
, fifing to iwgtnue iuch s county nor.
mal school to begin ' September or
October of this year (not later than
Ohio, a3 second class mail matter.
1888. '
Court Street, opposite The American.
Long, Publisher
Editor and Manager
8 months.
Single copy
October 5), shall pay all expenses of
conducting same to January, 1915,
after which state funds will be avail
able. The number of pupils required
for one normal teacher , or director
cannot be less than ten nor more than
twenty-five. Jf more than twenty-five
students are in daily attendance, ad
ditional teaching force jjhust be sup
plied by the local board. The normal
director cannot be paid less than $75
per month. This is fixed by law. In
jjfj f-SSft
The department has .already author'
1 ized the location of 37,r of these
1 schools, among which will be one at
; Medina for Medina County. ; '
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Methodist Episcopal Church
Sunday, Sept. 6 10:30 a. m.,
preaching service, theme, "Labor and
Life" a labor Sunday sermon; 11:30
a. m., Sunday Bchool, D. R. Pelton,
superintendent; with the opening of
the school year our Sunday school
interest increases also; you are in
vited to study with us; 3 p. m., spec
ial peace prayer service under the
auspices of the W. C. T. U.; Every-
body is invited to attend this service;
7 p. m., xipwortn League service, miss
Halcyon Yoder, leader; 7 p. m., Class
meeting service; this is a service of
religious conversation; , 8 p. m.,
Preaching service, theme, "The Inter-
locking of Church, Home and Public
First Baptist Church
Sunday, Sept. 6 10:30 a. m., Morn
ing worship, subject, ?Two Treas
ures;"! 1:45 a. m., Bible school; 7 p.
m., Young people's service; 8 p. m.,
People's service, subject, "A Thirsty
World and Its Supply." S. F. Dim
mock, minister.
Congregational Church
Sunday, Sept 6, Morning worship
at 10:30; Sunday school at 11:45;
Christian Endeavor at 7 p. m., even
ing service at 8 p.m. The preaching
services will be conducted by the pas
ter, Rev. Samuel Fritch.
. St Paul's Episcopal Church c
Sunday, Sept. 6 Morning prayer
em1 SAmnn of 1 ( -Qrt Ounrlan tliik1 I
at close of morning service. Rev. Wm.
V.' Edwards, rector.
Ohio has more government
sioners than any state in the Union,
and they receive more money out of
the federal treasury than is paid in
any other state. Pennsylvania comes
second in this respect On June 30
there were 74,250 ' pensioners in
Ohio receiving annually $16,312,133,
as against 77,599 pensioners receiv-
ing $16,479446 on the same date one
year ago. Pennsylvania has -72,407
pensioners, who 'receive $15,907,263, '
and last year had, 75,618, who re
ceived $16,058,520. West Vriginia
has 10,710, who draw a total, of .2,
234,145 as against 10,618, who drew
$2,199,038 last year.
. (Continued From Page 1)
correlation. The correlation of stud
ies saves time and makes the curric
ulum more interesting. Each branch
can be so taught as to strengthen
some other branch or branches.
"The amount of time that can be
saved v by skillfully correlating lan
guage, spelling, and arithmetic with
nature study, domestic science and
agriculture is an important factor in
making use of the modern curriculum:
Of course it is necessary to have a
wide range of knowledge to handle
the subject of correlation wisely and
effectively. Here is where the teach
er needs scholarship of a high grade.
Much time has been worse than
wasted in trying to teach the child
subjects for which he is utterly unpre
pared. Our instructions must not
shoot .'over the heads of our pupils,
but into their heads, so as to be
wrought into the fabric of their lives
and unfold their individualities.
The wise teacher whose spirit is of
the right sort will not use severe,
cutting, sarcastic, remarks, nor ever
humiliate a student.
The teacher's work must be of the
encouraging, inspiring and construc
tive sort, He must be a kindly, sym
pathetic guide to higher and better
things. The teacher whose soul is
made rich and generous by catching
its inspiration from the thoughtful
reading and study' of the Bible and
from the abundant stores of select
English literature,, will be a. blessing
to the school and to the community.
"Intellect is the edge of the ax, but
moral power is the. back that gives
weight to the blow
Dr. Thompson was the first speak
er Wednesday morning. His subject
was health and sanitation.. The state
has undertaken the change of water
supplies, sewage, epidemics , floods;
the State Board of Health is endowed
with authority, but the cooperation of
citizens is necessary or the Board will
be able only to inflict penalties. The
importance of their work is evidenced
by the fact that there are annually
150,000 deaths from tuberculosis in
the United States," while there are
30,000 cases of tuberculosis in Ohio
alone. . ;
Medical inspection ' in the schools is
imparatiye, as of the twenty million
Wte-iWiaVeW of thr United
teen Trillion are defective
and. 90 per cent:of them cpuld be
cured. Ten million 1 of the: public
school children have defective teeth.
There does not need to be a toothless
old age for anybody..
In this talk our attention and its
relation , to interest, Dr. Graves, de
clared that corporal punishment to
gain'' attention 'showed .failure, in
teaching; when interest is established
there will be .attention. Two-thirds
of the reviewing common in the
schools would be unnecessary if at
tention Were given at first ' t ;. ,
- The impression made Is determined
by the depth of attention.
The secretary of the state examin
ing board opened the afternoon ses
sion by an exposition of the school
laws, after which the ; institute was
continued by a! discussion of temper
ance and physiology by Dr,, Thomp
son. The temperance question is not
merely a moral issue. Kaiser Wil
liam became a total abstainer not for
moral reasons, but because he saw in
temperance was destroying the vital
ity of the German people. The, great
leaders of the English people are
aroused over the temperance question.
The consciousness has come to them
that the English nation is decadent,
English life is at stake.
No topic of the week attracted
more general interest than the one
which closed the Wedne day after
noon session. ......
The Montessori Method, Dr Graves
said it was the Custom of certain crea
tures to enter where the finest winged
species feared to tred and so he would
venture to give some adverse criti
d m regarding the much exploited
system. Madame Montessori, a hand
some woman of striking personality,
the best educated woman in Italy, had
had remarkable success as a teacher
of defective children. In the house of
childhood established among the poor
of Rome she had had normal children
to deal with and remarkable results
had been accomplished in the teach
ing of writing. Children 2 years of
age learned to write easily and with
out conscious efforts in a few weeks.
Her book isn't a national contribution
. to education,, because what is good in
the system ii borrowed from Froebel
and Seguin and what is new is not
good except the method of teaching
'writing, and that Is not adapted to
our unplonetlc English language.
' Thursday, morning, under th sub-
ject of agriculture, Dr, Thompson
gave a brief review of the federal acta
which have for their purpose the bet
terment of U. S. farming .The State
Agricultural colleges and. experiment
stations are supported by money given
by the federal jrovernment to the var-
ious states., .Rural population has
been decreasing -during tne last fifty
years. The rural life problem is not.
to keep boys and girls on the farm.
There always will be some migration ,
cityward for economic -reasons. The!
problem is to keep. life in the coun
try what 'it ought to besocially,
morally, educationally, religiously. We
do not want a European peasantry,
but American citizens, on American
farms: "We don't want "country hay
seeds" pr " city dads" but every-,
where virile warm-blooded Americans.
The Thursday morning session
closed with a discussion of Will and
its relation to Interest and Attention,
by Dr. Graves. "As a mart thinketh,
so is he," is the most profound truth
in phychology. The idea that is kept
in the mental focus will express it
self in action. It's the teacher's bus
iness to correct evil by putting a
competing idea in the consciousness
which shall be strong enough to over
power the wrong ideas seeking place
there. No subject has place j in a
school curriculum if not itself of vital
interest. The idea of the mental dis
ciplinarian "it doesn't make any dif
ference what you study so long as
you don't like it," is fundamentally,
phychologically wrong.
Dr. Henry G. Williams failed to ap
pear and Dr. Graves proved himself
possessed of one of the essential
characteristics of a true teachy by
his ability to rise to , an emergency,
ile gave a talk on character. Charac
ter i3 not reputation. It is not what
the world thinks a man is;' it is not
what the man thinks of himself. It is
the aggregate of his ideas, interests,
actions, habits.
Dr. Thompson then jspoke of the net
results to be expected from a recita
tion. It will not do for the teacher to
trust to his official position for suc
cess. The teacher must be a student,
the subject matter must be well in
hand; no teacher has any business to
appear before a ; class " without
intensive and extensive preparation
for the recitation. It is a serious
thing to disappoint the rational, ex
pectations of our friends..
The three departmental meetings
were in charge of Miss Ella Cana
van, Miss Mary Wheatly and ' Miss
Mary Phillips. Miss Canavan taught
the primary teachers a few games
and gave an excellent talk on sense
training. . t
The Latin department was fortun
ate in having Miss Wheatly for a
leader. Miss Wheatly is one of Lake
wood's mostiuccessful., teachers. - A
Latin teacher who does not feel the
necessity of its, being taught, is in the
wrong place.' ;Latin gives an increas
ed knowledge of the origin of English
words; it has both disciplinary and
cultural value. ..'-
The. case of the, school house and
yard was the; topic of discussion in
the High school ; auditorium, where
Miss Phillips was in charge. '
This session- closed with depart
mental meetings. Mr. W. C. Roh.de
had an excellent exhibit of the
science work of' Brunswick high
school, and he told the teachers how
to prepare kin-' exhibit . Such work 'is
certainly worth while. '
Mr. N. P. Clark,spoke of the "What
and What Not in Arithmetic", Such
topics as compound proportion, ob
solete .tablet, cube root, partial pay
ments, should be omitted and empha.
sis placed on problems the child will
meet in life.
Mr. T. N. Cash introduced a discus
sion on how to interest the people in
the schools. He emphasized the im
portance of the teacher's personality.
The teacher who is socable, kind, cour
teous, will win the confidence of the
patrons and this interest will follow.
Miss Kline of Leroy, gave some ex
cellent methods of interesting children
in using correct English.
Miss Zoe Prouty Boult had charge
of the music at every session ' and
rendered several pleasing solos.
The institute closes today.
Do you know a good horse? Or
good cow or hog? That is what O. O.
VanDeuseri, secretary of the Medina
County Fair is asking every boy in
the county. 'He is looking for the
test judge of live stock in the county
under 20 years of ago. The Boys'
Livestock Judging Contest is being
held by the fair board to stimulate
the interest of the boys in farm an
imals. They are planning to give lib
eral prizes to the boys who make the
best Bhowing. The contest will be
conducted under the direction : of a
representative of the College' of Ag
riculture. "The indications point to a
keen interest among the young stock
men in tKi ceun'ty'.thisj ,-falL; One
thing that will make the contest of
great value is the fact that ; all the
boys will, learn - something, whether
they win a" prize or, not .,
: Eupt A. H. Tjfoiell of tlw Valley
City schools was a caller at ihV Sen
tinel office Monday. ' t
- But we have the same old price on
. , 1.x all our! teas and coffee. : '
- . A ! ' A "good time to lay in a supply for
the winter, by adding soire to your
next order.
, More of them and nicer ones. Call ,
'j " "; ad see them, before buying.
Foote and Hartman
Telephone 2047 . , . ' t , West Side Square
It Compels The
j ' ''''
The Choice of
The Man Who Knows
Please note the rolling caster
wheel which takes the,. place of a
laiidside .and which removes the
friction thus making no more draft than a walking plow.
One share on the No..' J 1
plows shares. ' ; '
It holds to the ground at all times, especially in dry
weather. May be used with or without tongue. The turn
ing and scouring qualities of the Oliver Plow bases are,
unequaled. v
' Come in now and let us tell you all about this interest
ing member, of the Oliver Plow Family. See our exhibit
s of Oliver Plows, Cultivators, Corn Planters and Spreaders
, at the Fair Sept. 15, 16 and 17.
V : A. Munson & Soil
d yetetana.il the A. & G. W. EV B.
held a reunion in Kent last week, and
the Kent Courier in reporting it, had
the following to say about an old rail
roader, Mat V. Green, well known in
Medina, where he and Mrs. Green are
spending some time's i .
Over in Medina, near to the scenes
of his boyhood, Mat V. Green is liv
ing over again his active days in rail-,
road service. ' At timea he is delirious
and in these moments he Is calling on
old workers of other days. He orders
engines, issues instructions to the men
and goes through the activitie' of for
mer years. Among the names he calls
are heard those of Carskaddeh Logan,
Fessenden, IredelU Nichols, 'Murphy,
Cayanaugh, Walker, Gurley Dando,
Murray, Pinckney,. Lovett, Dockseck
er, Shade Haley and a host of others.
Fifty years in the service of the com
pany as an engineer and engine dis
patcher endeared Mat. Green to the
boys in the service. "He was the
best friend the engineers ever had in
the round house " said an' engineer
Wednesday,' "and it was not at the
exoense of the company, either He
always saw to it that the helpers did
their duty and ' had the' 'engines" in
shape when they went out ;'He was
square, honorable' land truthful to
every .man." u Mr. Grejen is past lb
and v has, retired. His experience in
the, Pay Con flood; a .,1.' ; ast
spring was most terrfyjng,J n ant! Ms
nenraa" broke down undej the" strain.
Two sons, Frank, of ' Cleveland and
Charlie,' of Philadelphia, i were with
him, this week. : ' '',.'
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Flour Talk
When yon want the best use
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Our sales on this excellent
brand of flour hare increased
wonderff?lly and we, ask all to
give us a sample order of 24 54 lbs.
which we Will deliver and if not
satisfactory will call and get the
unused portion and refund the
price. i.-A"':'t '
Edwards' Grocery
A TrtrnsTl ' A Of) A Iff m a tin ,
Sfceriif . Young was . summoned to
Chippewa Lake again Monday night
in an assault and battery case. The'
complainant was ' Levi Rerhammer,
who charged Harry E. Deex, substi
tuting in the B; & O, office for a week
or two, with having struck him on the
head with an iron weight The alter
cation, it is" said, grew out the refusal
by I)?ex of permitting Derhammer to
remove a shipment . tiiat. was at the
station, when it ia alleged the latter
then attempted . to take it by forced
Deex was brought to Medina and in
Justice VanDeusens court , was re
leased on a bond of 100 to appear
again Friday, ' ,

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