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S 0*0 Vordenbaumen Lumber Company, Limited. 00 66 ;- -% ii 0 ANNUAL ADDRESS the Sby (Continued from front page). be cur 'oards will be better able to appraise thy: he worth of the Louisiana School scb ;oard Association, and, therefore, will be more willing to identify themselves tio, with its work of furthering the educa- Sul tlono interests of our grand common- lati wealth. boa This association was founded on the pol 26th of August 1906, and consequently ly is now in the third year of its exist- ces ence, and still very young you see. It fl, eljoyed a large membership among: be the parish Boards of Education, and tio had already become a compact work- 1 iag body. when the Arst election of as, school directors by popular vote in the Luatisans took place last November; dil and wrought a general change in the th4 personnel of the School Boards of the me sta4e- So extensive a change was As bound to affect the original member- is skip and make it neessary for the as- I4 sociation to rehabilitate its roll of an members from the ranks of those new- ed ly inducted into office. This exper eleces wil be repeated every four years in ~.atmatters now stand, and it serves to ial public attention to a weak and ta undesirable feature in our present ad > ehebol laws, a defect that this aso as elation endeavored to have remedied Jo the last General Assembly. TI !Supported by an influential member- tli : sip the association directed its ef- as toward securing some beneficial ti, ' iticn for the schools wuring the tb last regalar session of the Legtglature. tb 'White these efforts were not wholly n uscessful, it is gratifying to be able ni Sito record some definite gains in that al >thmectiou, the pr ncipai one of which ec -it the law requiring certain qualifica- L .? (ious, recognised to be necessary, for A lporptant oflfce of Superintendent of is I Dhjaostl- A high standard of effi- o in this office is our best guar- uai e tee fer ffeective work In the clas jt liy the better type of teachers. tu >Yh, quality of the training received g the child has a direct and vital p -helng ea its whole future life. The, t A.tna1.t that "a child is born an em 'imo ngei--a possible devil," contains o AItptaines deep warning for those t, . 'eep warning for those charged , the rearing and training of chil- c Assther measure of great value ad- n e .de . l the association was an , Sa asens providing for the election ! v _ dredtiroetent of pMembers of School s mowfts In successive groups, instead of t a hody, to guard against any serious y =:wraptbo in the continuity of school j It Is to be regretted that this E ammaQe ndatksm did not receive the t ";rpse of the General Assembly, be It ass the law now stands the ad- 1 r'. stratles Of schools will be impar- I aM oere or less seriously at each re- e 4ris election. We nave convincing o 1ut cithe harmful operation or the t vie 5it law in this respect, in a large i of parishes where the schools I ware belly crippled ever contentious' I w hish there could be no room in beards where not over one- I Graf the members could be changed1 is ne tU . in my last annual% t Iointel out this danger and the very kind of troubles , ýl e ba since taken plane. - h ymasof a plan that wouId i , the ýappm. s# isoenut a '_ e sh oldt the association will emphasize its in- of terest in this all im-portant question mo by urging the legislative committee to prs be unremitting in its endeavor to se- the cure such legislation as will rectify str this serious defect in our existing 1 school laws. ant The law prescribing qualifica- pro tions for the office of Parish va. Superintendent, reinforcecd by legis- m.e lation providing for overlapping school pie boards, will go far towards eliminating us, politics from schools, a condition great de ly to be desired in the interest of suc- co cessful school administration. The in- ac fluence of this association could not es, be exercised in a more fruitful direc- sc tion than this one. pr I wish to recommend, also, that this cu association reiterate its instructions to sti the legislative committee to continue th diligently in Its labors in behalf of th the school legislation outlined in the m, memorial address to the last General ad Assembly, remembering always that it er is only by persevering until the end re we may hope to realize the reforms tb and Improvements that we have start- of ed out to attain. bi Another activity of our association in the past which is deserving of spec- in lal mention, on account of its impor- cE iI tant bearing upon progressive school M t administration, has been the encour- ni - agements of the reading of educational I journals by nmembers of school boards. ": This is an excellent means of stimula- st ting interest in school work and of oi arousing a deper sense of the obliga- di I tions and responsibilities resting upon si D those entrusted with the direction of a 4 the education of our youth. Impressed it V aith the wisdom of such a course a to 8 number of school boards rjade special w t appropriations for the payment of sub- ti k scriptions for their members, for the e V Louisiana School Review and the d r American School Board Journal. This a I is a perfectly legitimate employment c I- of school funds, and reflects credit b rd upon the boards displaying such good ' a judgment and progressive spirit. Ac- c B. tivity of this kind can not fall to bear d good fruit and should form a regular i Li part of the work of the association in A the future. t 4- An urgent need in school work in ( is our state is a larger proportion of men c e teachers in the class rooms. Men of I 4 scholarship and character, to take I LI- charge) of the older children and higher t grades. In the lower grades the wo- I d- men are capable of doing better work I . than the men, but it is the exceptional in woman who possesses the strong per- t 01 sonality so needful for the higher men: t of tal discipilfe of children of advanced I as years, especially boys. 01 Men of this type are usually employ is ed in more remunprative occupations 1 0e than that of teaching schools, and I -I their services are not be had in any d- line of work except for adequate pay. ir- They are the kind of teachers we are b- sorely needing for the betterment of as our schools; and to develop public sen he timent to a point where the people eo will provide sufficient funds for bring mis Ing the highest results in the educa as tion of their children, is a task to in which this association should apply Le- itself with great pss. Young ed men should be iaduced to enter the' mal profession of teaching as a meana of Ma earnlat a repeetabls livelIhood, as An well as bpcaasn ot the uausual oppor tumity it aor I lt. seeal service of dd aMvry cNi w. e Lelso- as Ist ly an agr* m teR(f for reran the st !a l sj .ui4 e ho6S reetenv EII4 a large UhI 7.I.. eimea~ll to of material help in forwarding the for movement already under way for more hui practical instruction in agriculture in ( the, public schools, and should give Pat strong support to it. the Under the direction of intelligent ho4 and scientifically trained farmers the de: productiveness of our lands would be poi vastly increased, to the great enrich- we ment and happiness of our entire peo- de ple. Farming is a most honorable and ef!l useful occupation and it would be ren- W, dering a distinct service to the iss commonwealth for this association to ed, actively exert its Influence toward the gr establishment of agricultural high ca: schools, and in other helpful ways to the promote the development of the agri- ca cutural and industrial interests of the hii state.. Being thoroughly imbued with wi the necessity for positive action in tri this direction on our part, I recom mend as a first step that this body or adopt a strong set of resolutions cov- it! ering the subject, and instruct the sec- wi retary to present a certified copy of an these resolutions to the State Board pr - of Education, the next General Assem- bl bly, and the press of the state. m In this same connection the follow- w, ing excerpts from a circular letter re- di cently sent out from the Business w I Men's League of New Orleans, fur- 01 - nishes food for serious thought: 0! I "In Louisiana we produce a greater hi .variety of products than any other - state in the Union. Our natural gas, Si oil, sulphur, and salt fields are won- a] - ders of the world. We have cotton, ti i sugar, tropicals fruits, lumber, fish bI f and other widely diversided prod'nts m I in abundance to sell. Navigable wa- Ci 3 terways connect most of the parishea w I with the Mississippi river, which in 54 , turn out to be the greatest highway on W e earth.... If the citizeps of Louisiana a e do not take advantage of their position tl s and opportunity others will, and in the t course of a few years the dominant & t business factors will include a very e d ^rge percentage of men who will have t' P come to Louisiana oecause we are too a .r low to make t'Ve most of the com s mon opportunity." n in the work of fostering public e0t a ucation and improving the physical n condition and surroundings of school n children in Louisiana the highest gf praise is due the* women of our state. l :e Impelled by the nobler instincts they I 3r are giving cheerful and effectual aid I D. for the general betterment of the 'k schools. I was strongly impressed I pj with the wide extent and great prac- t r- tical value of their services in this s n: field of activity, during the Tenth an- I )d nual convention of the State Federa- I tion of Women's Clubs held in my 4 7 home town last week. It was very in- I m teresting to learn of the tangible Id things done, and the means being ly used, by club women for the ben ,, edit of the child in and out of the re school . The Information was given I of in the form of reports made by stand ,n. lug committees on art, civics, educa le tion, and sanitation, and these reports were most illuminating and edifying and left no doubt that our noble wo to men, as individuals and by their com gy blued efforts, were exerting a tremen ag dous Inuaence for good throughout the he length and breadth of the land. of There is a beautiful legend that at as creation's dawn an angel came down or- to earth, seeking something to take of back with It to Heaven. It returned with a bouquet of lowers, a baby's * smile and a mother's love. When It ye retched the peaty gates of Paradlie g s-n the, dowers ied withered. the Is iby's MaO* habd vanished, but the 1*~ehrSt lowe was fomad to be as for the social and moral uplift of I To] humanity. So, Our public school system is a great sor national blessing. It is founded upon ger the eternal principle of the brother- '1 hood of man, and for that reason is gat deserving of the good will and sup- abl port of all earnest-minded men and wa women. It is the best institution yet loa devised by man for spreading the ben- the efits of education among all classes. irg We are marching on to tremendous issues. Great wrongs are to be right- ed ed, great abuses to be corrected, sta great problems to be solved. No man of can say, readily and definitely, what Be the remedy shall be, and the solution pr( can come only through the power of a an high and enlightened citizenship to- er( ward which the public school is con- Ed L tributing no mean part. Let us, then, not attempt to weaken or destroy the public school because of - its imperfections, but rather should we devote our best thought and talent, f and our energy, toward improving and I preserving it on account of the untold blessings it confers upon unnumbered millions of our fellow beings who would otherwise toil and suffer and die without ever realizing that they s were living in a world of light, and col or, and joy,-a world in which each one of us may have a noble though r humble part. r It is the mission of the Louisiana ;, School Board Association to uphold . and upbuild the public school through , the concerted action of all its mem h hers. It is a grand mission which de s mands for its fulfillment the exercise T L. of patriotism-a patriotism which ,3 which means persona! sacrifice in the S n service of humanity. It is a mission I n which requires for its fullest develop a ment the contact of many minds and a the co-operation of many wills. 1e In this high and holy work every it school director in Louisiana is privil *y eged to have a part, and his zeal ia re the cause will be increasingly great It )o animated by the inspiring thought that n_ "he who serves his country, or com munity, or his generation honorably 4 and well, serves also his God." al ol A Kindergarten For Lafayette. at All who may be interested in a Kin ;e. dergarten for Lafayette are invited to ey help organize one, which, it is hoped, id will start next week. It is to be sup tke ported by its patrons and, for the ed present, will use the music room of Lc- the girls' dormitory at the Institute for Lis a class room. Miss Helen Pilate, a Ln- trained teacher of the New Orleans ra- Kindergarten Association, is to have ay charge of it, upon the recommenda In- tion of Miss Margaret Leonard, of the ,le Teachers College, Tulane University. ng The cost of the material and equip ;n- ment will be something less than $3.00 he per pupil, and the cost of tuition will en depend upon the number of pupils. id- About fifteen pupils are already sub ca- scribed which will make the price of rts tuition $3.00 a month-as the teach ng er's salary will be $45 a month. The io- patrons who have already subscribed Lm- are Messrs. D. Pelletier, H. Richard, en- J. A. Roy, B. J. Pellerin, J. L Hulse, he E. L. Stephens, John L. Kennedy, A. V. Labbe and P. R. Roy. All others at who wish to become patrons are re wa quested to communicate at once with she 'Dr. E. L. Stephens, in order that the red material necessary spay be ordered vs Immediately and all at one time, for it better economy. Lise '". LAFAYETTE LEB THEM ALL as hat At the fourth annual meeting of the mat Lolstuan School Beard Amochilns is hell In Alexandria the 2nd lustast, La' but fayette paiish led all ether perisbes In gloint of repreinentatlom. Tolson, Dr. A. J. Commeaux, Maurice Sonnier, J. N. Breaux, Thos. Hutchin son, Ernest Guilbeau, Gustave Boulan ger and Supt. Wright. The presence o fsuch a strong dele gation was the subject of much favor able comment at the convention, and was particularly pleasing to their fel low citizen, Dr. N. P. Moss, who had the hnnc.r of presiding at the meet ing. The convention was largely attend ed by school men from all over the state, and its procedings proved to be of an interesting and helpful character. Besides the annual address of the president of the association eloquent and impressive addresses were deliv ered by the State Superintendent of Education, Hon. T. H. Harris, by A. B. K .RY. (KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN RAILWAY CO.) The Popular Route to the North. 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'Fhe next annual m'-ting of the as sociation will be held in Baton Rouge.