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\ p. ' f - ,? A* plj iA ' " ' A i " I mi r AiTiTPn annnv IMItUMI awns *Wl Town Facing Wholesale Change in the Teaching Staff. mimic mini umu UUIIUULU UlnMU IIIUH Patrons are Afraid Board's Policy Will Reduce Standard. ? David A. Ward, superintendent for Che last seven years uf the .Mannington schools, has resigned Prof. Broadwater, principal for five years, has accepted a position at the Tyler county high school at Middleboume and is toBday packing bis household goods preparatory to going. In the opinion of Mannington people the school system of which they are all proud face:, a crisis. SiiDerlntendent Ward wu reluctant I to give out information but stated that bia reasons for resigning were that he could not conform with the policy of tbe Board of Education in setting up a condition in the school which he con atdered would lower the standard of the schools. It was stated on good authority that the new policy of the board consisted primarily In placing one man in the position of two; In combining principal and superintendent's work. The Intention of the beard to do this Is causing much discussion not only In Mannlnston which is affected the most, but in neighboring cities, all more or less interested in e-lucational matters at the present time. School people in Manntngton reel tnat me comoineu position In the school Is an Impossible one and fear that a school organization posserslng one of the highest rtandnrda In the state is about to be Jeopardized The Mannir.gton public schools are housed In one large building containing sixteen grade rooms, two rooms to a grade. There are four high sell o\ rooms on the third floor, making twenty rooms to supervise. An auditorium Is used for mechanical drawing an 1 tcmmerfinl studies. Domestic science Is tru-ht in two rooms in the basement Three grcde classes meet In the c'd Dnp.'st church, part of which ha? been rrel for coven year*. This buildin'' Tvaa bought by the school author!t!?a thrco years ago and remodeled. The Wilson school has four teachers. Prof. I'roadwater. principal of the entire school, taught history during the Imcrnirg hours Desicies his other duties He is a specialist in history. School people In Manolngton say thet the hoard doe: n't distinguish between business and professional duties; In the school and that the school never faced so critical a situation. That It is a question whether tho school advances or goes backward, according to whether the board carries out or changes its present now policy. That It has made such conditions with reference to the administration for next year fhat no self respecting educator could accept the double position open . That If a man should accept such a double position he would risk certain failure. That though a single athonty la maintained in a number of aehools throughout West Virginia, the Mannington public aehools Is of necessity too bis a field for It to be attempted there. !The sentiment or the town ts not represented in the policy ?f tlio board. One of the citizens said today?"Due credit oust be riven a minority of the board, not in favor of the present policy." When asked why the board deaired a change, which according to repert was responsible for over half of the high school force leaving, and for about six or eight vacancies In the grades, the reply was: "The Board of } location thu.kv merely of the money v. rdeofit Professor Broadwater wanted su increase In salary. The superIintendent would have wanted still ' aore. By cutting the two jobs into one and reducing the high school force, the twenty per cent. Increase In grade teachers' salaries and an increase to $120 a month for some of the hlsh school teachers, could he met sat. Iisfactorily." Mannlngton citizens fear their schools will come to be reckoned second class unless something can be don*. The high school inspector of Pittsburgh grades the Mannlngton schools as of ths best In this part of the country. At a meeting of high school principals at Morgantown a few sooths ago. the Mannlngton schools as a whole were considered among the bast organised schools In the state. A. Duncan Tocum, of the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia, spaalu very highly of the Mannlngton public schools. The school as organised ths last seven years by Superlna.. www a a t\_i_ _j i wa J Iivnaeni mm uo rriacipai tjrosuwster has been run successfully on * unit bail*, a plan which baa been worked out by the National Educational Association. Briefly, this plan affords opportunity for pupils to select the studies they have a special liking and talent for. The plan restricts then to certain fields; they must take English and one other major and two minors. In other words they can select one major and two minors and eaa take the subjects which belong in tkoec. This forces a pupil to eon cantract bis work, preventing a scatter. lag of subject*. It alto allow* free opportunity for a boy or girl to aalact bla owwjtaa of work. A ' Thar* aro mtm high school taachm besides the special teacher* at Kj' - Maonlofton. Out of theao Mlaa Edna feoft ta to remain and ao la Margaret ? ).f,A . .j. ft Mocklar. Mrs. Bomb la to remain conditionally. According to report today tba rest are considering other positions. Out of sixteen grade teachers. nearly half are looking out for different positions. Some of them claim ! they may stay but not If they can find something better. A number of them complain of a dictatorial policy on the part of the school board which has persisted for some time. The bosrd consists of Oeo. W. Bowers, president; A. J. Hess and L. J. McMUlen. The Maonlngton public school has been a member of the Southern As- ; sociatlon of Secondary Schools and: 1 Colleges for three or four years. The ' standard of membership requires that t vro-thirds of a school faculty have col-f i lege diplomas. Unless changes to the' contrary are made, two teachers remain. one with degree. Two have been selected by the board with no degrees. One more la needed. It la necessary to apply every year to the Southern Association. "If the amount of teaching is lessened." said one of U?wiiln?irtti'a walI lrn/MPn mon tr?H?r .ujlimiijiun m n??i mmw k u imvu wuu; t ; "it *?>11 place the faculty as second j class." The state lew puts that matI ter in the hands of the State Board of liducation." i Superintendent Ward says that he has had no unpleasant relations with the board and that he is a good friend of all the members. He feels, however, that the task which he saw ahead of him as superintendent, with inadeuate supply of teachers both as to uality and quantity, was more than he ! cotild undTtake and maintain the j standard of the schools. Superintend . ent Ward spent five years before coming to Mennington In a military school In Michigan and two and one-half, years at Morgan Park Academy, Chi cago, 111. Many of Mannlngton's citizens were ; glad to express an opinion of the condition existing in Mannington. George W, Bowers, president of the board of' education, said he would be glad to give an account of matter:; in a few days but at the present time refused , to ?'ve out anything for publication. fMANNINGTON [ Move to Morgantown. Mr. and Mrs. William S. Hersey and family left Tuesday evening for M ;rgantown where they will reside. Mr. iiersey having a position there. foot Improving. Bert Christy, who has been on crutcher for some time, with a badiy sp/ained ankle which he received in an auto accident has laid aside the supports, as the foot has begun to improve rapidly. Danes at Park. An informal dancing party was given at I.'ureka para last evening, in hon r?r cf Itay McGee. Joseph Cottrill and Howard Holiobaugh, who left this morning for Ithaca, X. Y., to enter the ll ' ' Thelm < nf an A I THE NATION'S anced, after all lines of busines crippled by war cor ones which face unust The law of averages i mestic commerce. I industry there is mor in lines of manufactu materials and product! bibited list America's success in v ured by our ability t well clothed, well houi and as happy as the pa ffriaf and anvipfv w things must be made, enjoyed, and business speeded-up activity in to equalise the stagiu ments of the governm The country's needs among these needs an determination, enthusi Where resources are i the making of muni tic *CRITCH Br. I New York Minneai L= I ? ? > * ?? a' "=as U. S. Aero service. The perty retimed' to the city by Mtoaobilei. Mevee to Brookside. J. R. Timmi. cashier of the Bank of Manr.'.ngton. his purchased the old Fv.rbee homestead In Brookside, and after some Improvements hive been made will occupy the property with his family. Guest Honored. Mrs M. F. Hamilton entertained a party of young ladles at a luncheon at her home In Main street yesterday, In honor of her rueat. Miss Miller, of Berkeley Springe. Sell* Property. C M Lowtber bee sold bis property In Franklin street where the Lowthers have resided for several ye.ara past, to James J. Allen, of this city. Refused Admission. Harry Washington has returned from Camp Lee. Virginia, after having been refused admission to the U. S military service on account of having lost an eye. War Savings Campaign. Chairman Guy S. Furbee has an nounced the meetings to be held in Mannington district during the War Savings Stamp campaign which ends Friday, Jure 28. and also his list of speakers, which includes both men and women, all of whom arc capable of the task asilcned them. Meetings at Glover Gap. Grangevtlle. Logan port and Metz were held last evening, those taking part from this city being 11. E. Mocklcr. Mrs. F. E. Furbee, B. E Mitchell, Miss Marlon Shaw, C. E. Womple, Mrs. Mary Simmons, W. M. Hess and Mrs. Guy S. Frubee Meetings will be held on June 20 at Rymer, K*: ingiown. Peanut and Seven Pine3. and or. June 28 at Curtlsvllle, Dent s 1m:j. Duncan. Flat Run. Glover Gap, GiT.ngeville, Logansport, Rymcr. Pea nut. Strlngtown and Seven Pines. Munnlngton peop'e will sneak at all th??a meetings in conjunction with llic local rooiuiiuces at the places mined. Personals. Mrs Emily llauhe. ot Tarer.tum. Pa . has arrived here for a visit with ner two sens. Jesse Hanbo and Alexander llanbe and tamilles in Je.Tcrson street. Mrs. Frank W. Bowers left yesterilr y for a visit with relatives in Wheeling William Muldrew has returned from a visit with relatives in Moundsville. Mrs. H. J. Matthews and daughter. Miss Mary, are guests of relatives In Morgantown. William Campbell will leave Saturdaj to spend a few months at his home In Masontown. Pa. S. J. Le;;p;ett was a business visitor in Fairmont yesterday. Tho Mlares Hflen Rodraon sud Edna Scott, t'achers in the local h'gh school I he past term, left yesterday to spend the slimmer at their homes, the former oging to Lancaster. Ohio, and the latpressional .wakened, books are bal- ing of ships, i , as between the ting of our fig s that have been portation of iditions and the mands, they n l? ? t AL. A. jai opportunities. 'or mc wants Moreover, It i it saving our do- , , for touching or every stifled . , nets, for applv e than its match . , structive adve im "p,?"???? mind i, topt i outside the pro- , fore. The An customed to t rerwiUbemeu- *ho?'11 ? keep ?11 fed. n"m eed. eomferttble, ""t eettil etoel ng, of individual "?n' "< > ?<? [11 P _ MM. IS. .? ui pcnxm. ao, wnue ine ma and bought, and changed, new i kept going, with upon the map certain channels and more will ition or require- hare never ent in others. never protect trueting the < are first?and national good e national spirit, should heed a asm, confidence. accept an opp lot demanded in present itself ns, in the build- many years. 4 V" FIELD & C< ooks Building, Chic poll* ter to Homer City. Pa. Dr. R. M. Hite be* returned from a business visit in Wheeling. ? T ? m ts ft l.*^? i j. i. ivoen ana von. tv d i\oen, wm business visitors in Fairmont yebterday. Joseph Schwab left today for Portj Allegheny, Pa., shere be will spend the euuiraer. Mr. Schwab haa been employed at the Marion Window Glass factoryMrs. Mary Howell and son, Robert, r f Morgan'oun, arc guests of the former's daughter. Mr*. R M Johnson, in Sycamore. Mrs. Bucna Beckett, a sister cf Mrs. Johnson, has returned to Morgantown after <t visit here. hmtTioiii IPHSOliCEO GASPLA1T Barbour County Coal to be Turned Into Coke and Chemicals. GilAFTON. June 10.?Tuesday evel nine's ! sue of The Grafton Sentinel: ] contain M the following story about' | tlie prn p ctive construction by the Mope Natural Gas Company lnt<res.of a huge byproduct coke plant in i Braxtsn county: | For several (i. ' The Sentinel har, been heaving rumors from the M <atsville section tip the riser that plans were a foot to build at or near that little village nn eno<*s\ous coal-coke-, cas and cheni al plant by the II >pc Natural Gas Company and that much land was being bought up fhrau'th i mai bcciiod ai uie nrsi step in mmr ; threat project. We liave be"a working : on the matter and recently secured a definite Idea of the plant that Is rapidly shaping Itself Into realty. For several wee'.:;: pa: t agents of I Pittsburgh cap'ta'lst* have been at j work t 1 g option., on all farm, from the nioaih of Raccoon Creek where It runs Into Trier's Creek two miles aobro and Fast of Moatsvil'e down i both st ies of Teter's Creek for a half | mile hark from the at ream to its month at th" rivrr at MoaUrllle. The whole village of Xottnllk and half! I mile of iv.vr and railroad frontage1 above and below the village were also | Inrlnded. O.er a thou-and acres of : land has been optioned in fee on a ; four months option for cash at ar. average of ISO to ?S5 per a> re. All : sorts of rumor* have been circulated to Just T hat the ourpoM of the land i purchases were being made but if the [ plant is built?and there now senilis ! to be little doubt of it?it Is to be an i enormous coal reduction plant to oper1 ate on the great coal tract owned by the Hope N'atural Gas Company. The operation however will not bs conducted by the Hope Company, but will be tie Mind America n the feeding end outfithting forces, in the transmaterials for war's deiust be used in providing of the ones at home. . . o utvgi v|/pvt iuia itiuo the national consciousing the influences of conirtising. The American essionable, as never benerican public is now actusiness changes. It exle time is ideal for standifactured lines, simplify a, establishing new relatrade and the public. p of the world it being lames are being stamped of American businessbe. Manufacturers who advertised ? who have ed themselves by con* , me impregnable wall of I will and prestige ? heartening message and ortunity which may not again so favorably for OMPANY ago Detroit Toledo carried oat by an independent cor po ration. The understanding we gatheT of the matter l- that the operating company 1 prop > i bui'.d a JI.MMlpV plan; I i*u miles East of Moatavillc on thej, J. O. Freeraau farm at the mouth ol I Raccaon t reek for the purpo e c.'i mining and reducing coal. There will ] oc bo coai scnmcat in tn.\ usuai rr.. . canttle fo: i. bm .ill tbe coal go ln.j retort for re J action to produce cok \ j gas. taw an. iia and the inr.unterah! by-product of real and then other department* of the great plant will car ry on :He further manufacturing of these raw % lal products Into the myriads of chemical of which re coal Is the base. The property which the Moatsvllle op-ration will work will be part ?>. the great Hope Natural Gas Co . fi-'d 'i Kai tern Barbour r^intv compri r . t.ObO acres ot girally taken up h .' M. G.tf.ey and a -n- .> ? i?* i;- | years as > and eft: . '.nr. o I by the Hope G.i* On npany. Th! 1 enormous iract of coal tuns all the j v.ay from lower t I).strict of Bar f bmr county through the whole Ej-i t 11c of Barbour to nr r Bcllng'.on i I the south) rn end of the county an 1 f rum the river East to the slope., of P.'rh mountain. Th~ < al it. 1 dnl tit compri e much ' it ar.v surfai e and none al ail v. it i the prop.) ed i g u>c:.*ing plant ncui J Moa villc tl Ogned to Ij'-t . llon< ' flrat no<A.\. ur> move v . to seen tii required Mir'.ace for i tprra'.lo: A brani'h : : iroul v. 1 le c r true ed front the n itii I.. of the 11 C- o. to Bcliti \ i: . :i:l 1. in ;.t >1 .at lilc up Tctc. a truck to t to t,.; of tl. t'lanutactu'iP.K r'ant at tho mouih c , Raccoon 'h t wo :. a distant. 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