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Wisconsin Tobacco Reporter
FRIDAY, JULY 7, 1916 CORRESPONDENCE Albion Miss Hattie Stewart was a Milton visitor last week. A number from here attended the celebration at Milton. Miss Norma Dearborn of Stoughton visited Miss Marjorie Bliven Sunday. Miss Sylvia Herrington went to Rio Monday to visit relatives and friends. Joe Noble and family of Cambridge visited his brother James and family Sunday. Lewis Fadness of Poynette, Wis., has been spending a few days at E. A. Drake’s. E. W. Whitford and family took din ner with James Herrington and family Saturday. The ladies societies held a union meeting in the church parlors Thursday afternoon. Mr. Davis of Nortonville, Kansas, has been visiting Pastor C. S. Sayre and family. Miss Svea Adolphson of Stebbinsville visited Gladys Drake from Saturday until after the 4th. Henry Babcock of Merrifield’s Cor ners visited his parents, Chas. Babcock and wife, Saturday. The Misses Julia and Emma Hillison and Josie Quitno returned to their home in Lee, 111., last Thursday. Mrs. H. Ehlenfeldt of Edgerton is spending a few days with her daugh ter, Mrs. Way land Green. W. E. Slagg, who has been teaching at Oshkosh the past year, returned to his home here Wednesday. Fred Campbell and daughter Phyllis of Milton visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Campbell, last Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gaines of Rock ford visited relatives and friends here from Saturday until Tuesday night. Mr. and Mrs. Lorenzo Main and granddaughter, Vernette Wallace, went to Milton Saturday to visit relatives. Edgar Stebbins and family visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Steb bins, near Milton from Friday until Sunday. Mr. S. Jenks and his Sunday school class from Milford called at 0. A, Kreuger’s Thursday. There were three auto loads. Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Head and son Donald of Madison visited relatives and friends here from Saturday until Tues day. Mr. King and family of Chicago came overland in their car Saturday. Mrs. Wilmer Hayes returned home with them Sunday. Mrs. C. R. Head, granddaughter Dorothy and great-grandson, Rollin Simon, of Madison came last Tuesday to spend a few months at the former’s home here. Cast Porter Miss Emma Wright was a Janesville visitor over the 4th. Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Severson spent the 4th in Janesville. Roy Cox and wife spent the 4th with Mr. and Mrs. Teubert. Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Severson spent the 4th in Janesville. Miss Alice Wright has been in Ed gerton attending Chautauqua. Mr. and Mrs. Chris Quam were Sun day visitors at Alex Jensen’s. A family picnic was held at the home of D. F. Sayre Sr. Tuesday the Fourth. Mrs. Clara Adolphson visited her sis ter, Mrs. Chas. Nelson, Thursday p. m. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Christian spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Frank Young. Mrs. Harry Boothroyd was in Janes ville Monday attending the funeral of an uncle. Mr. and Mrs. Mons Vedvig and fam ily were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Jensen. Chris Lohry of Janesville called on Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Gardiner Jr. one day last week. The people of the neighborhood en joyed a picnic at the Ernest Haylock home the 4th. Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Viney and family of Edgerton spent Sunday at the Boothroyd home. Mr. and Mrs Drummond and Mr. and Mrs. Bliss of Janesville spent Sun day with Mrs. Ella Peach and family. Mrs. Carl Lein and tw r o daughters, Loretta and Lucile, visited her parents? Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Nelson, last week. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Haylock and family spent Sunday at the home of Harry Boothroyd and helped to cele brate his birthday. M". and Mrs. Lars Roer and two nephews, Messrs. Holverson and Frank of Stoughton, spent Sunday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Ole Kjernis. Mr. and Mrs. James Sayre, Mrs. A. K. Wallin and Ed Wallin motored to Phantom Lake last week and visited Kenneth Sayre who is spending a vaca tion at the Y. M. C. A. camp there. Albion Prairie Miss Luella Crandail called on Lois Slagg Wed. afternoon. Miss Hattie Mabson of Milton is vis iting at Edwin Marsden’s. Miss Eileen Thompson is visiting with her sister Mrs. Chester Pierce. Mr. and Mrs. C. Christenson called on Mr. and Mrs. J. Ripon Sunday. The Chautauqua at Edg. has been well attended by the Prairie people. Childrens Day exercises will be held at the P. M. church, Sunday July 9. Mrs. I. Stringer of Madison spent Thurs. with Mr. and Mrs. J. Ripon. Mr. Joseph Marsden is spending a few days with Ezra Bussey and family. Lyman Strouse and Micheal Bernstad spent Sunday with Ephraim Ellison’s. Mrs. M. O. Flom who has been visit ing her parents returned home Monday. Miss L. Thompson and daughter Mar garet called on Mr. and Mr9. C. Pierce Wed! Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Ripon, Mr. and Mrs. E. Quam were Stoughton callers Friday. Fred Hausmann left for Lake Mills Monday, where he will spend the Fourth. Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Slagg and Fam ily spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hall. Misses Charlotte and Ella Bussey of Dakota, who have been visiting rela tives here, returned home last week. Miss Elsie Carlson of Chicago and Miss Clara Christenson of Edg. spent the week end with Elias Simonsen and family. Mrs. O. Streigle and daughter of Mil ton and Miss Maud Whitted of Red Wood Falls, Minn., took dinner with Mr. and Mrs. A. Vickers. Mrs. P. Jamieson and daughter of Sa vannah Geo., Mr. Jamie Clarke of Milton, and Mr. and Mrs. Abel Amund son spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. C. Pierce. Indian Ford Mrs. Frank Babcock is visiting with her children in Janesville. Bill Fike and Fritz Anderson went to Janesville in Bill’s launch Tuesday. The Teubert families spent the glor ious Fourth with the Marshes in Janes ville. Miss Emma Fike has been in Janes ville with her sister, Mrs. Mary Hug gett this week. Miss Georgia Glidden cf Janesville, was a guest at the Chamberlain home the first of the week. Mrs. Arthur Arner and daughter of Ashton, S. D. and Frances Arner of Frankfort, S. D., are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Clough. Miss Hutchinson, daughter of Dr. Hutchinson of Chicago, has been a guest at the Hurd home since Miss Florence came from Beloit college. Mr. and Mrs. Will Wood and three children from Sheboygan and Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Wood of Edgerton had supper with Mr. and Mrs. Alverson last Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Will Price spent Satur day of last week in Janesville and while there called at Mercy hospital where Mrs. John Barrenger went for an oper ation for the removal of gall stones. She is getting along nicely. W. W. Powers, Miss Anna Fike and Mrs. Gilmore went to Janesville in Mr. Powers’ auto Tuesday; Orrie Powers and family went down to the big cele bration in their car; Mr. Wm. Lietz and Lula went to Milton and Janesville with the Bill Fiedler family. Monday evening promptly at eight o’clock the school bell rang for the an nual school meeting. Joe and Johnny McCann, Peter Fox, George Whaley and Will Price constituted the lawful number to hold election and with all due regard for the solemnity of the oc casion Grant Chamberlain was re-elect ed director on the school board. Fulton Hear the “Missing Cylinder!” Miss Artie Attlesey of Janesville was home over the 4th. Mrs. Seth Pope Jr. has been visiting Mrs. Horace Pease. Spin to the “Little Brick Church in the Vale” next Sunday. Mrs. George Sutherland spent Tues day with her father, D. F. Sayre. James Sayre and family spent the afternoon of the 4th in Janesville. Fords, autos, motorcycles and loco mobiles get the habit next Sunday! Automobile Sunday at Fulton Con gregational church, July 9th, at 11 a. m. Miss Carrie Berg of Janesville and Miss Nellie Berg of Fort Atkinson were home on the 4th. I. W. Spike and family, Willard Doty and family, M. L. Carrier and family and Harvey Raymond attended the Peace picnic in Fulton Tuesday. Mrs. T. S. Biggar and two daughters of Walkerville, Canada, accompanied by Mrs. Biggar’s mother, Mrs. Scofield arrived last week for an extended visit. Mr. and Mrs. James Burns of Rock ford, enroute from Madison to Rock ford in a canoe down the river, stopped with Mr. and Mrs. Horace Pease on the 4th. Next Sunday morning is automobile Sunday here and everyone who has an auto is requested to bring as many persons as the auto will hold to church Sunday morning. Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Lee of Janes ville, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pearson and family of Edgerton, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Moseley and son of Beloit were week end visitors at the home of W. N. Lee. Whitewater is Wet. The legal controversy over the wet and dry issue in Whitewater came to an end Wednesday when the council, acting as a board of canvassers refused to count the famous Morris Steel vote and added as a wet vote the defective ballot marked in both squares. Judge Belden had the councilmen, city clerk and election inspectors over there on Tuesday but all that was ac complished was the discovery that no statement from the inspectors had ac companied each defective and contest ed ballot as required by law\ This was done Wednesday morning whereupon the council canvassed the votes, mak ing a return contrary to the original one and declaring the vote wet. Re gardless of the merits of the wet and dry agitation, there appears to be no legal justification for the council’s act. Judge Belden, however, did not go into their action, but accepted it, declaring the election wet on the returns made. Register. —Buy your home-made fried cakes and cookies at the City Grocery. 1 —Lost —A pair of bifocal lens lorg nettes with gold chain and gold hair pin attached. Return to Reporter office. Annual School Meeting The annual meeting of the school district was held in the high school building Monday evening at 8:00 o’clock. C. W. Birkenmeyer, presi dent of the board called the meeting to order and Joseph Leary was elect ed as chairman. The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. The audit ing committee report was given by F. W. Coon in the absence of the chairman of the committee, W. T. Pomeroy. He reported that the ac counts of the treasurer had been ex amined and found to be correct and the amount on hand was according to the balance as shown. The treasurer’s report was read as follows and accepted: Receipts Cash on hand from last re port $ 967.57 City Treasurer, (last year).... 2,108.79 State Money 2,294.25 County Money .'. - 2,326.56 City Treasurer 17,485.90 State Aid, Domes. Science 280,38 State Aid, Man’l Training 280.38 State Aid, Com’l Dept 252.35 State Aid 415.12 Tuition, Christiania 36.00 Tuition, Sumner 107.00 Tuition, Janesville 36.00 Tuition, Dunkirk 72.00 Tuition, Porter 324.00 Tuition, Albion 501.00 Tuition, Wm. Wille, Treas. Fulton . - 548.00 Tuition, Town of Fulton 514.10 State and Cos. Tax, Fulton.... 121.04 E. S. Lamoreaux, Manual Training Supplies 170.79 Refund, McMillan Cos 4.66 Rebate on Supplies 1.56 Cash from City Council 216.05 $29,064.50 Disbursements Teachers’ salaries .-. $17,081.07 Test Books 336.60 Supplies 868.61 Fuel 1,626.92 Janitor 1,850.00 Improvements 1,587.21 Apparatus 467.09 Electricity 222.06 Water 202.78 Manual Training and Do mestic Science 550.68 Repairs 489.85 Miscellaneous 475.15 Interest paid on loans 166.39 Cash on hand 3,140.09 $29,064.50 Respectfully submitted, G. W. DOTY, Treasurer. The report was accepted and placed on file. The report of the District Clerk was then presented as follows: To the Voters and Taxpayers of Joint School District No. 8, of Edgerton and Fulton: We hereby respectfully submit the report for the school year 1915-1916. The schools of this district have been conducted in their several de partments with 2 success that has commanded the admiration of the community. The success of any school system depends mainly upon two fac tors. (1) An enlightened public backing. (2) The engagement of real teachers. Our public schools have enjoyed the cooperation of the public in large measure. Parents with few excep tions are taking advantage of the schools by sending their children to them, and are giving in return not on ly of their financial substance, but are supplying an atmosphere of home sup port which never fails to react bene ficially upon pupil and teacher alike. Good schools are always expensive; but Edgerton people are certain that poor schools at any price are immeas ureably more expensive. All there fore who are interested in the educa tion of the boys and girls of our com munity are grateful to the community for its ready response to the financial needs of the public schools. We feel confident that the investment in sani tary buildings, apparatus and mater ials, and good instructors for the youth of the district, is the best pay ing and farthest reaching investment that the community makes. Our experiment with a six year course in the High School, uniting the seventh and eighth grades, or Junior High, with the upper classes, desig nated as the Senior High, under one department is proving a wise innova tion. It gives teachers opportunity to study individual qualities, individ ual likes and dislikes, and to pre scribe to individual needs rather htan to the school as a conglomerate mass. We are attempting to vitalize the school work by making the school room a place of study under the as sistance and leadership of the teacher. This means less home study the ninth grade, and a better under standing of the ground covered. The old idea of holding the recitation mere ly to test whether children have mas tered material which only the bright er ones can expect to master without proper guidance, has given w T ay be fore the more reasonable plan of a teacher teaching pupils how r to study, and leading them over the places where real instruction should be giv en. In the new method, the teacher is a teacher, in the old, she was a quiz master. The ungraded department shows our attempt to bring the work to a fo cus upon the individaul. It aims to as sist the backward pupil to catch up with his grade, and aid pupils who are able to develope faster than the grade to get into classes on the level of their own intellectual development. The vocational courses were never more popular. Manual Training and Domestic Science courses are both el ective. Yet every pupil who has en tered the high school the past 3 years has, I am informed elected to study one or the other. The commercial course too has grown in popularity, benefiting more pupils than ever be fore. Pursuant to law, the School Board met on the last Saturday in June, and reviewed the receipts and expenses of the year, and prepared the budget to be submitted to this meeting, for the coming year. We have estimated the receipts for the coming year to be as follows: From Non Resident Tuitions„sl7oo.oo From State Aid to High Schools From the State for Special Vocational Courses . 812.00 From State and County 4000.00 From Manual Training Fund.. 170.00 Total ......$7097.00 We will need this year: Budget for 1916-1917: For Teachers Salaries $17,690.00 For Supplies, Text Books, etc. t. 2,757.00 For Fuel 1,500.00 For Janitor Service 1,850.00 For Repairs to Buildings.... 1,000.00 For Electric Light and Power For Water Rentals 225.00 For Telephone Rentals 35.00 For Insurance 155.00 For Express, Freight and Cart age 100.00 For Repairs to Heating Plant For Clerk’s Salary 50.00 For Truant Officer Salary.... 45.00 For Taking Census 50.00 For Increasing Working Bal ance 1,000.00 For Street Improvement .... 1,000.00 Total $27,725.00 Deducting from this sum the estimat ed receipts from different sources listed above, $27,72^.00 7,097.00 We have a difference 0f....520,628.00 which should be voted by this school meeting. In this sum you will notice that there is an amount of $2,000.00 which is outside of the amount asked for school maintainance. I refer to the last two items. We have been in formed from the city authorities that the city contemplates improving Swift Street. We have no final information as to the exact cost of this improve ment. To meet the district’s part of the expense of this improvement, we have decided to ask for the next to the last item of this budget. Because we have been compelled to borrow money to meet the first month’s salary of our teachers, in past years, it has seemed wise to the School Board, to ask you to help us to build up a reasonable working balance to run the schools from September un til tax collection time. This we do not ask you to*do all at once, but grad ually. For this reason we have added the last item of the budget. The total difference which we have found between the estimated receipts and expenditures of the coming year being $20,628.00 including these two items, we have concluded to ask you to levy for the coming year the sum of $20,500.00. Respectfully submitted, Durant C. Gile. It was moved and seconded to ac cept the report and raise the amount of $20,500 for the coming school year. The motion carried. The election of officers followed: C. W. Birkenmeyer was elected for a term of three years to succeed him self. Mrs. Mooney was elected for a period of two years to succeed herself and Geo. Dallman was elected for a term of two years to succeed Mrs. Ratzlaff. Chairman Leary reappointed the same auditing committee for the en suing year as follows: W. T. Pome roy, Chairman. John Ruosch, and F. W. Coon. Mrs. Henderson arose in behalf of the Woman’s Federation and urged attention of the district to the neces sity of summer training and play ground work asking that the gym be kept open under an instructor and that playground work be carried out during the summer. On motion the matter was left to the school board. The meeting then adjourned. ♦ Unchangeable. •‘Do you think Miss Oldgirl will ever change her mind and marry?” “No. If she marries it will be because some man of her acquaintance changes his mind.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch. Enlist in the increasing army of good dress ers —the wearers of Kuppenhefmer Clothes These clothes are built for service from the cuff of the trousers to the collar of the coat. You will find them correctly styled not freakish —reflecting good taste. You will rec ognize at once the superior quality of the woolens, out of which they are made. The tailoring shows many little re finements that distinguish. They will fittingly represent you both in business and social ways, as you want to be represented. They are sold exclusively in Edger ton by us. They are worth S2O $2252 $25 BABCOCK & KELLER THE STORE OF SERVICE Atwood’s Strawberries Fresh Every Day E. A. C. O. special patent flour SI.BO Sim Burst fancy patent flour $1.70 Pillsbury’s Best 4X flour ' $1.70 Rockdale graham flour .40 Kern’s yellow corn meal .35 Chase & Sanborn’s Teas and Coffees Kremo Coffee, a big seller 30c lb. Yu Ri Chop Japan tea 50c lb. Schulze's Potato Bread is the stuff Try a Loaf Today THE CITY GROCERY Phone 93 Pyre & Wanamaker, Props. Guaranteed- PRATT’S-- -Guaranteed FLY CHASER Increase the supply of milk by pre venting the annoyance to cattle by the presence of mosquitoes, flies, etc. Will not taint the milk or gum the hair. Sold in 1 quart, 2 quart and 1 gallon cans. AGENT Dallmann Drug Cos. GEOROE DALLMANN, Mgr.