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VOL. LV-No. 25
Short. News Stories of Interest
Picked Up bv Censor Reporters from Various Sources
—See Lona E. Slack for piano les-,
—Miss Bessie Bowman is visiting at
—Get your paris green at O. E. Dav
is’ drug store.
—Talcum powder, all kinds ?t O. E.
Davis’ drug store.
—The best Portland cement ana brick
at Tibbits-Cameron’s.
—John M White visited his relatives, ;
the Burlins at Tomah.
—Mrs. J. W. Gilman ana daughter
visited at Sheboygan Falls.
—Athletic and “Poros Knit” under
wear. The Blue Front Store.
-Mrs. Wolfe and son Earl were here
from Sparta to visit relatives.
—Dr. Chase, dentist, office in Nat
ional Bank building. ’Phone 32.
—J. W. Lucas will be at his branch
store at Coon Valley every Monday.
—Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wiganowsky re
turned from their visit to South Da
—The celebrated Crown Brand Hy
drated lime, always fresh at Tibbits-
—Viola’s postmaster enjoys an in
crease in salary of SIOO by the late re
—Dr. Chas. Trowbridge r.ow has his
office over First National Bank. Office
'Phone No. 64.
—An a No. 1 span of driving horses
for sale. Inquire of Dr. Surenson or
Dr. Trowbridge.
—Spanish war soldiers will hold a
state convention or reunion at Janes
ville, July 3 to 5.
—Do net forget the Curlee made
trousers for young men. Style ar.d fit.
The Blue Front Store.
—Attorney Bennett has acquired the
remaining portion of the late C . H.
Minshall's law library.
Mrs. Green and Miss Ada Lieu
rance are visiting the family of C. E.
Lieurance at West Lima.
—A. J. Beat represented Viroqua
Masons at annual session of grand lodge
held in Milwaukee last week.
—Frances and Hazel Baker are home
from their respective sehooj work at
Soldiers Grove and Mer.omonie.
—Mrs. Fletcher Johnson and daugh
ter came from Minneapolis to see rela
tives and old home folks.
Mrs. A. F. Shilling of Liberty
passed through the city er.route from
Sparta, where she visited friends.
Mrs. Fred Hanson and child went
to Minneapolis to join husband and
father, where, their residence will be
—Avoid trouble by having your in
surance written by an agency that
knows how. John Dawsor. & Cos., is
such an agency.
—C. S. Slack has rented hi3 farm
near Lib* ty Pole to A- G Larson, late
-of Minnesota, who with his family, has
taken possession.
—Tom L Melvin made a quick trip
to the county seat, talked firmly on
good things for his Webster town ar.d
the Kickapoo in general.
—Work of razing the old stone
jail is in progress. The material will
be removed to the farm of Sheriff Root,
where it will be u'ilized.
—Mrs R Bromley went to Mer.dota
to see her daughter, Mrs George Mor
rison, whom it it expected will l e able
to return home very soon.
-Superintendent Butters made a trip
to the eastern section of the county to
recapture and return to the asylum one
Jonaehek, an escaped patient.
Editor and Msr. F. H. Graves at
tended a golden wed ling ar.-iversnry of
W. E. Graves and wife at Sparta, who
are among the pioneer residents of that
—G. M. Appleman was in the city
yesterday, having closed his vear'*
achool work at Baldwin. He has signed
w'ffi the board of education for a fourth
yr r’s service there.
—The venerable August Romar.owsky
and daughter, Mrs. Fromader, of Camp
Douglas, visited at the home of John
Friddell. The families drove to Genoa
town to see their kindred, the W. W.
Powell family.
—Chairman Wm. Kapanke and his
neighbor, Otto Schlicht of Hamburg,
Vere business callers in the county seat
on Saturday. They confirm the as
surance that the bounties of nature are
with their tieople.
—Jacob Pierson died at Trempealeau
after a residence there of more than
fifty years, aged ninety-one. A few
years"ago his son, C. H. Pierson, con
ducted a hardware store in Viroqua, and
the elder Pierson was an occasional
visitor here.
Some time since Will Ady and Neil
Nelson went to Montana with the per
sonal effects of J. T. Knudson. The
former has secured a position as book
keeper in an extensive hardware house
in Red Lodge, and the latter is em
ployed on a large ranch near Billings.
—Mr. Carl A. Anderson of Albemans,
a former Viroqua man. came for a few
days visit with the Waffle family. Carl
is still engaged in the lumber business
and reports prosperitv in his community.
Mrs. Anderson and the children, who
have been at the parental home here
for a month, returned with the hus
band and father.
—The reception extended to their
friends by Mr. and Mrs. Ben C. Brown
at the Opera house on Wednesday even
ing was a most agreeable occasion, par
ticipated in by a large number, young
and mature citizens of the city. The
bride and groom were assisted in re
ceiving by Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Wig
ginton. Closing the reception dancing,
visiting and refreshments were the
Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert L. Bohn ar
rived in Viroqua on Friday, having with
them the remains of a five-year-old
daughter, who died at Salem. Oregon,
a year ago. Interment was had in the
city cemetery. Mr. and Mrs Bohn an
ticipate taking up their residence here,
or remain at least during the summer
Thev are at the home of Chris Welch
on Pleasant Ridge, the two ladies be
ing sisters. Mrs. Bohn’s maiden name
was Anna Lyons.
—Miss Ella Wilson departed, Monday
evening for CarxJ, where she will
spend six weeks of he. vacation from
teaching dutie*. and bar friends extend
the hope and wish that she may have a
rousing time among the Canucks and
return refreshed in body and spirit
ready for another year of usefulness in
the training school, where her work and
influence have been felt and appreciated.
Miss Wilson takes with her a niece
whose parents live in Canada.
—See Lona E. Slack for piano les
—Turpentine, oil and white lead at
O. E Davis’ drug store.
—Ladies’ sleeveless vests, sc. 10c,
15c, 25c, spc each. Rogers.
—“Economy Jar” for sale at Joe
Omundson’s. Opera block.
—Dr. Baldwin, dentist, second floor
Ferguson building. ’Phone 66.
—Soeciai prices on shingles and roof
ing q: John E. Nuzum & Son's.
—At Surer.son's where you get the
best of everything for the least.
—Cashier Lewis of the Bank of De-
Soto, was in the city on Sunday.
—Hope Munson and Earl Adlir.gton
returned aome from the university.
—J. Henry Bennett has removed his
law offices to the Lindemann bank build
ing. 44 52
Heavy reduction sale at present at
Thayer’s feed store to save moving
—Don’t take chances when H. W.
Barker’s Cough Remedy will cure vou.
C. F. Dahi.
—Frank A. Chase, whilom boy now
of Spokane is in the city visiting rela
tives ar.d friends.
—Come to Thayer’s yard and see his
stock of silo material now on hand
ready for voar inspection.
—Miss Celia Toliefson arrived home
from North Dakota, where she com
pleted school w ork for the year.
—A young man named Fay Lawrence
was injured in the Viola Excelsior
plant, having three ribs fractured.
—You can always save money by
buying your lumber, shingles, cement
and wire of John E. Nuzum & Son.
Paints, varnishes, enamel, mission
finishes,etc , putty, window glass, ala
bastine and freskoiin at O. E. Davis’
drug store.
—Neis Solverson purchased the fine,
driving team long owned ar.d used by
Drs. Surensor. and Trowbridge in their
professional work.
—Principal Aug. E. Smith of the
county traing school, with his wife and
babies is spending a period at the
parental home in Ripon
—Are you a Modern Woodman?lfso,
please pay your assessment and general
fund dues" before June 30th, and save
being suspended. O. E. Davis.
—Mr. ar.d Mrs. M. D. Chase have
gone to La Farge to remain till Sep
tember. Mr. Chase will relieve his son
Charley and permit him to have a much
needed vacation.
—Mr. Andrew Mclntosh and family
arrived in tne city on Sunday. BUtoirg
through from Eagerton to Dubuque.
They remained for two days with Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Mclntosh.
—John E. Nuzum and daughter Ethel
departed for Montana, where Mr Nu
zum goes to look after business inter
ests, and Miss Ethel will remain for
some weeks with her sister.
—After a protracted sojotun with
his daughter, Mrs. C. E. Butters. Mr.
John Blythe returned to his South Da
kota home, accompanied by another
uuugh’er, who passed a few days here.
—Thomas A. Henry writes the Cen
sor from Black Earth, where he was
principal of schools the past year, that
he and Mrs. Henry are to make a sou th
em sojourn during vacation days at
—Berlie Moore is at lvilbourn City in
attendance upon the state Knights of
Pythias convention, representing tht
local lodge. It is a delightful place for
a fraternal gathering at this season of
the year.
—Miss Lona Chase of this city,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Chase,
w.i graduates from the LaCrosse Nor
mal, nas enrolled as one of the teach
ing force of the Casnton school? for
the coming year.
• —We want again to call attention to
prices we are making on men’s ho:, st
made work shoes. We are overstocked
and must sell them. $3.00 marked down
to $2 25, $2 50 marked down to $2 >O.
The Blue Front Store.
Mrs. E. E Griffin of Cedar Rapids,
lowa, (former y Mrs. C. M. Bennett)
is visiting relatives' here for a few days.
Her son Donald, who is at a La Crosse
hospital as the result of an injury two
weeks ago, is recovering nicely.
—Miss Mabel Bolstad arrived home
from North Dakata, where she filled a
teaching engagement. She says that
everything in the way of crops promise
prosperity to farmers, and that all other
conditions in the west are bright.
—Many here will remember Mrs.
Louis BuDahi, who has visited Mrs. C.
E. Butters in the past. Her residence
is at North Freedom, where recently
twin girls came to her home, making
pretty near a houseful of daughters.
—Mrs. C. F. Dahl is at Madison at
tending commencement of the univer
sity, her daughter Marion being one of
the big class of better than five hun
dred. Roy Bean also graduates from
the college of agriculture, after a feur
years’ course.
—C. W. Graves returned from a trip
to North Dakota, in which he had op
portunity to note the prospects for
crops, stating that in most sections
passed through ample rains had fallen,
while there is here and there a spot
that indicated drought.
—Judge Mahoney left for Chicago on
Friday, where he will join the western
representatives and go in a body to
Rochester, New York, as delegates to
the national convention of Modern
Woodmen. Judge Mahoney was born
near the scene of his present visitation,
coming west when a child.
—Mrs. Dorwin, mother of R. L.
Ware, who was connected with the
Censor for a number of years, died at
Duluth a week since and her remains
were laid away at Sparta, the old home.
Mrs. Dorwin visited here frequently
during her son’s residence in this city.
She was a woman of noble life an ! pur
poses. His friends here will deeply
sympathize with Mr. Ware in the loss
of a good mother.
—Ole A. Kalvestrand and family were
over from Gays Mills to spend Sunday.
He is authority for the statement that
the lower Kickapoo valley country is
exercised over the proposed locating of
n iron smelter at the old village of
Bell Center, where the people have
voted a bonus of 825,000 upon them
selves for its establishment. Pretty
big load, we would suggest, for a place
whose equalized value is but $6C,000.
The two villages of Beil Center and
Gays Mills are but one and a half miles
separated, and with the advent of this
big industrial proposition Gays people
are said to be taking on a streak of
Came on an Excursion Train, Stop
ping at all Towns on the Line
of the Southeastern.
It was an unusual pleasure the bu^ : -
ness men and citizens of Viroqua en
joyed on Tuesdav, of entertaining the
hoard of trade, wholesalers ar.d jobber;,
and citizen of our northern neighbor,
the splendid industrial city of La Crosst.
They came with little ceremony, and to
the number of quite two hundred, mil
gied in a pleasant way for a full ha :'
day. They brought with them a uni
formed band, which played many amt
foter. the latest airs. The tram left the
Gateway city at 8230 and made stops a:
ail points along Southeastern line, wher -
at Stoddard, Chaselurg, Coon Valiev
and Westby. tie joilv excursionist
were greeted with the glad hand, show
the courtesies of the season and made
| to feel that there was much of ir.tere-:
and goodfellowship In this land of milt
i The train—the first excursion party
| with such a record—arrived a h&fi-h<'jr
; ahead of schedule time, and tnuscaugh
| the business contingent of town at their
i dining tables, but tnere was a scurrying
jin all quarters sad designated commii-
I tees and business men met the visitor*
and escorted them to the differei t
hotels, where provision had been mad
for their entertainment.
Following the repast ladies of the
j party were taken in automobiles for a
ride about the city and to surrounding
I points of observarion, while the gentle
| men were escorted to the cool retreat
of the camp grctuids, where after a
season of informal visiting an hour vzs
given to informal and felicitous talks by
numerous gentlemen, visitors and local
speakers. Mayor Mork opened th- bad
by making a few remarks and introduc
ing Former Mayor Coffiand, who gave
a very happy address o: welcome, which
was responded to by that prince of mer
chants, William Doerflinger, who sai
some of the happiest and truest thing s
yet uttered regarding Viroqua, her pe<
pie and surrounding country. Mr
Doerfiinger was extremely complimer
tary in his talk about Vernon count}
and her resources, the picturesquenesJ
:of the country traversed to come here
1 over the Southeastern.
C, W. Graves was called out and
talked in a pleasing strain, touching
the kernel in the nut when he expressed
the truth that these gathering are
mutually interesting and benefici be
i cause a closer personal ar.d commercial
acquaintance is to be coufed.
Mayor John Dengler and Secretary
Ullermoh! of the board of trade, made
appropriate and timely remarks, voicing
their appreciation of the friendly rela
tions al ways existing between La Cross:,
and Vernon county business interests,
and thanking the citizens for their
courtesy on this latest reunion.
The La Crosse band and glee club re
galed the crov-d with selections and th:
balance of tht afternoon > ,s devoted
to visitations :o the various business
houses and automobile rides about tht
citv and adjacent territory.
If the pleasure of the La Crosse peo
pie in any slight degree approaches the
appreciation of our citizens we -hah
: feel that there is cause for mutual con
—Season of graduations.
—Today—longest day of the year.
—lnsure with John Dawson & Cos.
—Electric Theater Saturday evening.
—Clyde Smith is off on a trip to South
—Children’s knit waists, 10c, 15.-, 25r.
Haying has commenced, an unusu
ally early date.
—Marvel fiour is the cheapest to use.
A. E. Surenson.
—Selmer Larson of Westby was ir,
the city Monday.
—W. D. Dyson is in the state of
lowa on business.
—Children’s sleeveless vests, all siz
es, 10c each. Rogers.
—Boys 50c ‘‘Boros Knit” union suits
The Blue Front Store.
—Always a good program at the Elec
tric Saturday evenings.
—Good supply of corn and oats at
Thayer's—cheap for earn.
—’Western pictures and plenty of good
comedy Saturday evening.
—Marvel flour is best to use. For
sale at Surenson’s grocery.
—Tibbits-Cameron will save you
money on shingles or roofing.
—Children’s sleeveless union suits, 25
cents and 50 cents each. Rogers.
—Robt. Stevens has enlisted as the
new cook for the 3rd. Inf. Band.
—Thayer’s Boss feed is the best for
the mony on the market of today.
—See Tibbits-Cameron about screens,
if we have not your size we’ll make
—F. M. Piper, representing Sparta
Mineral Water Cos., wa3 in the city
—Chester Dahl, Lloyd Bekkedal and
other Westby young men were in the
city on Sunday.
—Jerry Nelson who is employed at
the Pa t Store in La Crosse", was
among the excursionists last Tuesday.
Kenneth Smith from Beloit, Albon
Lindemann from Oberlin, leave college
for home in vacation and are here now.
Ladies aid society of United Luth
eran church will meet with Mrj. Iver
Loverud on Thursday afternoon, June
—W. W. Har.3on, Dentist, will re
spond to any cal! for his services, day
or night. Phone Nos.: residence 157;
office 284.
—Mrs. Max Roman was called to the
home of her youngest daughter at
Moline. Illinois, because of sickness in
the family.
—Chas. E. Chase, is taking an ex
tended vacation from his mercantile
duties with Chase Bros, of La Farge,
owing to ill health.
—Louis Suttie and Caryi Williams
and other University students are at
home, as are Vera and Hazel Cass
from Lawrence college.
—Mrs. Knute Moseng and Thoa. Tol
lefson came from northern Wisconsin
to see their aged mother, Mrs. Toilef
son. who is very ili.
-The special sale of millinery at
Mrs. A. O. Larson's will continue the
balance of the i -ason. Everything goes
at greatly redo ed prices.
—Mrs. Mahoney is in La Crosse. Her
daughter Nellie, with .Misses Hettie
Rusk, Minnie Hayes, and probably
others of this section, graduate from
the normal school.
—The old Dickson blacksmith shop
immediately across from the new Luth
eran church, is being taken down and a
modern house wiil be there constructed
by Hans Erickson.
Earnest Workers in Advanced Education
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PHYSICiA VvJRL (jG|, I i..\W
Very Strict En k imem Now is in
i feet
A measure irt> ded to held down the
physician who v ild abuse his right
of issuing prescr.i ion for intoxicating
beverages, was < acted into law by the
legislature during the past week. It
is chapter 290, a makes it unlawfu 1
for a physician n issue a prescription
for alcoholic 1: ors when the said
liquor is unnec - ary for the health
of the person rr.ai-iing application for
such prescription or for prescribing
liquor in greater iantity than proper
for the ailment .- disease for which
prescribed, with tent to evade or as
sist in evading th • law. For the vio
lation of this act fine of from $lO to
SIOO is provided •' not more than six
months irnpris >'" en? in the <'• unty
jail; and the sand offense within a
year is made gr and for the revocation
of the defendant license to practice.
The new law is aimed at physicians in
no-license distn ’-who make a prac
tice of issuing r r scriptions indiscrimi
It may be the or.der of many that
the present ieg;-ature screwed up
courage to make -uch a binding law.
But that's easy,for it in no sense affects
the brewery ir'trests. Had it done
that “ha*'ds off" would have been the
command from the party leaders, who
profit by brewer; support and financial
Honor Flag 3nd Veterans
Fiag day was fittingly observed in
the town of Forest when some sever.ty
eight friends ar.j neighbors met at the
Joseph Edwards farm and enjoyed a
picnic dinner with tne venerable Thomas
Edwards and nine old soldier comrades
Mr. Edwards is r.etjr-seven years old
and retains his i alth ar.d faculties so
well that he enjoyed the day a? well as
did the younger ones of the crowd.
He says that ht r >w thinks he wiil live
to be a hundred ears oid for ne has
observed that very few people die be
tween the age ninety-seven and a
hundred.— RrchU'd Rustic,
For Half Price
For the next ten days Mrs. A. O.
Larson will sell a . her trimmed hats at
half price. Take advantage this.
New Attract.ons Being Daily Added
to Celebration Program
Thi: gs are working most -atisfattory
for the approaching ‘air celebration :.•
tha Fourth of July, aid new features
and added attractiors are being found
each day, so that the list of drawing
amusements and features will exceed
any big day ever pulled r f. in the i oun
ty. The worthy purpose of aid;: g the
county fair association i- prompting
everybody to put a shoulder to the
wheel and malt- it a meritorious suc
cess ir, the reaim of entertainment for
every person who come-, and it i cer
tain "tnat the whole country is coming.
Since iast publication day it ha* been
decided that Cashtor. ar.d La Farge will
play ball 3rd Viroqua :.d La Crosn-
Nelson Clothing O'tmunv noli fight off
the 10-i. ... g : '... o::. . g cl - lu
cent date
Sparta Wcodm wlb rorr.c ir. force
to contes* for prize- Tnrir lad', team
wifi 'd*o give an exhibition drill for edi
fies’ion of the big crowd This is an
attraction never teen her.-
The Censor noses to give full detail
of events next week. In the meantime
get ready to attend a:: i urge your
neighbors to make this fair ben -fit cele
bration a crowning even'
Is Made a Depository
The First National Bank of this city
i? today, in receipt of a communication
denominating it as a depository for the
government in connection with the late
establishment of the Viroqua office a.*
a postal saving* bank. The National
will deposit municipal bonds as security
to the government.
Again are Winner*
Viroqua won another hot gam* from
La Cro**e Majestic ball team last Sun
day. U to 4 dyfi r, ,v-; ■>rry we
can’t say more at this time about your
winning and growing qualities.
—J. W. Thayer is building a large
feed room at his yard into which he
will immediately "move his stock of
flour, grain and feed, now kept in Me
Wise building ar,d bette: known as the
Wm. Peavy feed store. Mr. Thayer
expects to arrange so as to load up and
unload much easier and faster than in
the present location, and hence be able
to handle stock on much closer margin
than in the past.
License Mix-Up to Be Submitted to
Judge Higbee for 1 ecisto
What e.ervbody conceded to be the
;>■< per h o dling of the complicated
rn x-up on liquor license matter* was
sake.’i up by the city couxail ,at Mon
day’s meeting, ar.d by urlaijimous vote,
determined to place the hole subject
in the hands or Judge Higbee for a ju
dicial opinion, with the understardirg
that so far as present granting of the
license* goes, the findings f the circuit
court shall be accepted The proceed
ing* and the lire of propositim is given
in full in the official proceeding* of the
con:;:,., and th.- CENSOR suggests that
it;? the duty of every citizen to read
the ame and learn for themselves the
exact attitude of the council a id the
situation as agreed upon
f ound Dead at Westby
District Attorr.ev Bennett, Sheriff
Root and Justice "Pollard were sum
moned to Westby, Monday evening, to
take official recognition of the finding
of the remains of Dr. O. H. Hammer
sfad. a veterinary surgeon, who was
found dead in a tobacco warehouse.
The jury empannel-d found that de
cea'edcame to his death by alcoholic
poisoning and excessive drinking. Ham*
merstad went to Ceshton Sunday, re
turning Monday morning under the in
fluence of liquor. He had upo: his
person a boHle of alcohol He went to
tne shed about noon and was found dead
in the early evening.
the opening of this training school, has
beer: healthy and helpful to the young
people who come among us. Principal
Smith and Miss Wilson are practical
people; they understand human nature,
realize the discouragements and priva
tions many education seekers undergo
to fit themselves for the noble work of
instructing the young. This kindness
of spirit and association carries weight
and gives strength and good fellowship
to the very elements of scholarship and
advancement. Miss Thomas, sine*' 'er
services have been added for ir
tion in music, has ingratiated herself in
the affections of the pupils, both be
cause of her power to instruct and her
personality and friendliness.
A Representative County Audience
Sees Training School Graduation
Exercises Friday Evening at
High School Main Room
That wps indeed a representative
audience which packed the high school
assembly room Friday evening to par
t cipate with commendable spirit ir. the
graduation exercises of the Vernon
County Teacners’ Training School. The
s urdy country folk, true strength of
our commonwealth, gathered from all
parts of the county to witness the final
step in the school career of their son
ar.d daughters—that time of looking
back o’er the pleasant days of instruc
tion, of mutual weilwishing and sincere
counsel, of sweet regrets at the im
pending separation from past associa
tions before entering in upon the real
endeavors of life.
Marching from an cuter room to tune
ful strains, the class of twenty took
their places upon an elevated platform,
skilfully entwined with the class colors,
green and pink. Above their heads
glazed forth the truism, “More Be
yond.” How much more only the un
folding years can tell them. "Their at
tire of pure white and rose decoration
i provoked many a complimentary ex
j pression.
The school chorus, trained by and
under direction of Miss Thomas, ren
dered "When the Roses Bloom Again,”
finishing amid generous applause.
Rev. A. F. Daschler invoked the in
dwelling of God’s spirit in thoughtful,
eloquent words, after which the semi
chorus sang a pleasing lullaby.
The speaker of the evening was no
stranger to Vernon county people, as
was evinced bv the demonstration wbr.
he arose to deliver his address. Before
commencing his lecture, he expressed
deep appreciation for the honor of be
ing chosed to address the class, saying
that it seemed like coming home to be
with us, and alluded to our institutions
of learning as being among the most
perfectly organized in the state. Pro
fessor of Whitewater Normal, an econ
omist and sneaker of state-wide repu
tation, Professo# Kinsman came to us
with a record to sustain, and to say
that he exceeded our anticipations is
the most fitting compliment we can ren
der to him and to his address. He
■spoke of the different goals of human
life, from the basest—the exclusive
pursuit of wealth, the perfection of
face and form for unwortny purposes,
the seeking of knowledge for selfish
ends-up to that most glorious aim of
being consecrated to a life of service
for all humanity. ”*Do not worship
the god of gold, for in him there is no
happiness. * A fine form was never
1 given to be deformed. *To seek to im
j prove beauty by artificial means is to
i accuse the divine of being imperfect.
' Never cultivate strength for its sake
aione, for 1 have searched history in
vain to discover great movements for
good coming out of the lives of puga-
Hsts. •Do not gather knowledge for
I the selfish desire of getting atm hold
ing. * Use all these things to build up
eternal character about the soul.”
These few sentences picked at random
serve to show the trend of his thought.
In conclusion, he touched upon the pos
sibility of character moulding in the in
struction of youth, Hnd if the graduates
curry into their work to be the spirit
ol his address, it will mean a tremen
dous uplift to all who come in contact
with them.
following "Glorious Sunlight "by the
ch, run, Principal Smith spike of the
agricultural problems which must be
mt. saying that the decrease ir. rural
p pulation indicates a lamentable ten
dency to run away from rather than
remedy soil depletion. He prophesied
the erection of farming schools within
each county, and showed how* the train
ing Bchof.d, because it is primarily de
voted to rural interests, is helping to
improve these conditions. He expressed
deep gratitude over the encouragement
extended to the school and the progress
I made possible by this interest. Then,
I with nigh hope's gained through two
I years’ association, he bestowecl diplo
; mas and presented Vernon county with
ta-enty r,ore teachers.
The graduates are: Dena Berg, Jef
ferson; James Brockley, Union; Mabel
Buchanan, Webster: Ina Calhoon Clin
ton; Ruth DeWitt, Forest; Ida Gienn,
Viroqua; Maud Holcomb, Liberty; Dora
Kinnear, Whitestowr.; Minnie Lepkc,
Harmony; Maggie Miller, Jefferson;
Martha aloe, Hamburg; Alta Moore,
Viroqua; Pluma Nelaon, Viroqua; Lena
Podawitz, Genoa, Marv Roiland, Jeffer
son; A'ma Sherrv. Jefferson; Gertrude
Stout. Viroqua; Hattie Thompson, Viro
qua; Emma Wtison, Stark; Lona Wolfe,
*V heat land.
After a number by the semi-chorus,
Rev. Dasehler pronounced the benedic
tion. _
The alumni banquet Thursday even
ing was a most enjoyable affair.attend
ed by the school officials, training school
pupils and nearly a full complement of
the alumni. Following the banquet, a
program of speeches, toasts and music
was indulged in.
Since the inception of the Vernon
Countv Teachers’ Training School in
August, 1907, eighty-aix students have
been graduated, sixty of them are now
teaching, six have entered other
occupations, twenty just now step into
life’s active duties." The present capac
ity of the school is little more than fifty
pupils. Did conditions permit, twice
that number wouid doubtless enroll.
The value of practical training for the
school teacher can hardly be overesti
mated, ar.d the Censor expresses the
sincere hope that in some way and at
some place there will be eariy recog
nition of the gooc. work accomplished
during the short life of this branch of
county education bv the permanent es
tablishment and erection of a suitable
place to house and equip this school.
The useful character of service ren
dered herein differs from other func
tions of school work in that the young
men and women are taken direct from
the grade branches and district schools
and converted into a teaching force
earnest, systematic and thorough. Pos
sibly ours has had some advantages ov
er the everuge training school by reas
on of its close connection with the Vi
roqua high school, grades, domestic
science, manual training and commer
cial department. All these afford in
spiration for the crowning mind and ad
vancing embryo teacher. They give
hope and encouragement and are factors
nowhere else obtainable in this section
of country. These advanced and prac
tical things will ere long be require
ments in all first-class schools.
And, too, the instructional force, from

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