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Edgerton - Wisconsin O G. RISTAD - Publisher FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 4, 1921. Fulton Social Center. WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS? This was the question discussed at the last meeting of the Fulton Social Center on Friday evening, Jan. 21. It was presented by three of our local teachers, each handling a differ ent phase of the subject. Miss Emma Berg giving the “Parents and Teach ers," Miss Stella Attlesey “The Cur riculum" and Miss Florence Heagle “The Consolidated School, a Solution." Miss Berg brought out the idea that the lack of interest shown by the par ents and people of the district in their own local schools was the reason for such a lack of public interest in the school question. She plead for more interest bv everyone in the district in the as it is the most vital inter est in the community. No interest in the community can realize its best pos sibilities without a deep public inter est. Teachers are human and need the sympathy and tfce co-operation of the parents. Low wages and poorly equip ped teachers—wages too low to attract teachers of good ability and training— the wide difference between the wages paid the teacher in the one-room coun try school with all its lack of equip ment and the disadvantages compared with the wages paid the teachers in the well equipped city schools where the work is much easier and the require ments no higher, was a mistake, as the country scholar is entitled to just as food schooling as his city brother. hese and many other points she brought out as having their effect on the low rank which the Wisconsin schools seem to have taken. Miss Attlesey gave a very clear and interesting explanation of the curric ulum or course of study, showing what a countrv teacher with all eight grades to teach“ had to do. She suggested some very important changes. She impressed the audience with the fact that a teacher in the one-room country school, in order to follow out the regu lar course of 9tudy required by law and do justice to it, must have all the abil ity of the president of the United States Steel corporation, with pay scarcely equal to meet his monthly ci gar bill. Miss Heagle handled the consolidated school proposition in a very clear and convincing manner. She showed its disadvantages as well as its advant ages The advantages of having a cen tralized school for several districts where each teacher has but one grade and the school all the equipment of the best city schools far outweighed all the disadvantages. She made it very plain that the consolidation of schools was the only practical solution of our coun try school problem, and the sooner we adopted it the better, as it was sure to come before long. The presentation of this subject from these three points of view aroused a fine enthusiasm in the audience, which resulted in an intensely interesting and wideawake discussion following. Many points of interest were brought out in this discussion and some very pertinent questions were asked. Among these was this: Why is it that some 20 years ago Wisconsin stood first among all the states of the Union on the efficiency of her public schools and now she has fallen to the 30th place? In a state where the state university ranks among the first in the United States and our public schools rank 30th, is it any won der that we are asking the question, “What is the matter with our public schools?" There is surely something wrong somewhere. It was the unanimous opinion of this meeting, brought out by this open dis cussion, that this question and the rea sons for it must be answered. If it is caused by low wages given to teachers, poorly trained teachers with improperly equipped schools, a lack of proper sup ervision of schools, a too complicated and ill-adapted curriculum, or whatever the cause or causes may be, they must be found and recognized and a remedy given. And the only way this could be accomplished was through an aroused public opinion. It was unanimously agreed that this interest had been aroused here in Fulton by these discus sions in our Social Center meetings and that we do all we can to pass this en thusiasm along to every community in Rock county, and recommend that every community club of every kind take this matter up for discussion soon. If this is done it will not be long before a public opinion is formed in Rock county which will demand a solution of this problem. Why should the great state of Wisconsin, of which we are so justly proud in so many other ways, have the stigma of standing 30th in the list of states on the most vital of all its interests? Our public schools and the proper education of our boys and girls are surely of as much importance as good crops, better roads and better markets and pure bred hogs and cattle, and should receive at least equal at tention. That every organization of any kind in Rock county, community clubs, farm bureau clnbs and every agency for the betterment of conditions in our county should get under this plan of creating a public sentiment strong enough to demand as good public schools for Rock county as can be found in any county in this Union, was the sentiment ex pressed at this meeting of the Fulton Social Center. ♦♦♦ Notice Notice is hereby given that the Mab bett Leaf Tobacco Company of Edger ton, Wisconsin, has, by amendment to its articles of organization, changed its name to Mabbett-Harper Tobacco Com pany, and its principal place of business from Edgerton, Wisconsin, to Tomah, Wisconsin. Dated January 20th, 1921. C. W. Birkenmeyer, 1113 Secretary-Treasurer. * n —You will have no reason to com plain of high prices if you see us now in regard to the purchase of a monu ment. All of our spring work is on hand and you will have the largest stock in the state from which to make a selection. “Seeing Is Believing."— Luchsingers’ Monument Works, Mon roe, Wisconsin. 10-12 —Have you Pronto in your home? SCHOOL NEWS. EDITORS—LOWELL THRONSTN, DOROTHY BLANKE. The second semester began Friday, i Jan. 28. A number of our high school students were excused from school in order to attend the Edgerton-Stoughton game, which was played Friday, Jan. 28, at Stoughton. Louise Knoll, being our new “cheer leader," led us in our massmeeting Fri day morning in the assembly room. All of the members of the senior class were taking the school census of Edgerton Thursday afternoon. Edgerton suffered its first defeat of the season Wednesday, Jan. 19, when they played the University High in the Edgerton gym, the score being 16-20. Miss Esther Bowen had her tonsils removed Friday at Janesville. School was not in session Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday of last week. Edgerton-Stoughton Game Second team game, 6-1. All of the points were made in the first five minutes of the game. Neither team scored in the last half. First team game, 17-21. Edgerton could not seem to get started. Stough ton had 10 points lead in the first part of the game. Edgerton came back stronger in the last half but couldn't overcome tha lead. Johnson was put out for four personal fouls. Hellar starred for EHS and Kirly for SHS. Avery interesting talk was given by a Japanese lecturer to the student body Monday morning. He compared condi tions in the United States with those of Japan. He had many interesting Japanese souvenirs. The advanced mechanical drawing class has been changed to a trigonom etry class. The girls’ literary society met Mon day evening. Mrs. Hillsburg’s son and daughter entered oar high school Monday morn ing. Several changes have been made in the regular school program of the first semester. The seating in the assembly room was rearranged Friday afternoon. Norwegian Lutheran Church E. A. GREFTHEN, PASTOR. Services in Norwegian next Sunday morning at 11:00. Evening services in English next Sunday evening at 7:30. Sunday school at 10:00. Congregational Church Notes February 6, 1921. Junior church at 9:45. “The Young King." Church school at 10:00. The pastor’s Lenten class will begin. Morning worship at 11:00. Sermon by the pastor. Vespers at 4:30. Christian Endeavor at 7:00. Leader, Arthur Cunningham. Horse Sale. Carload of good farm horses will be sold at auction at Thompson’s livery barn on Saturday, Feb. sth. Sale starts at 1 o’clock p. m. John Haight, Prop. John Porter, Auctioneer. _ —Have you Pronto in your home? Wanted— Energetic man to act as our local representative taking orders for garden seeds and bulbs. Liberal commission paid. References required. Write us today.—L. L. Olds Seed Com pany, Madison, Wisconsin. Ilt3 —For Sale—A washing machine in first-class condition. Inquire at this office. „ —Farm—Sell or rent, 239 acres, Sumner, Wis. Inquire of Mrs. F. B. Fargo, Lake Mills, Wis. 1 —Have you Pronto in your home? Notice to Creditors. [First publication Feb. 4, 1921] Notice is hereby given that at a reg ular term of the County Court for Rock County, Wisconsin, to be held at the Court House in Janesville, Wisconsin, on June 7th, 1921, at nine o’clock a. m. all claims against Sarah Courtright, late of the Town of Fulton, Rock County, Wisconsin, will be examined and adjusted. All claims must be filed in said Court on or before June Ist, 1921, or be barred. Dated Feb. Ist, 1921. By the Court, Charles L. Fifield, County Judge. [First publication Feb. 4, 1921] Notice of Hearing. STATE OF WISCONSIN, County Court for Rock County.—ln Probate. Notice is hereby given that at a reg ular term of the County Court, to be held in and for said county, at the Court House in the City of Janesville, in said County, on the first Tuesday, being the first day of March, 1921, at nine o'clock a. m., the following matter will be heard and considered: The application of Nels E. Nelson to admit to probate the last will and testament of Isabella White Copley, late of the city of Edgerton, in said county, deceased. Dated February Ist, 1921. By the Court, Charles L. Fifield, County Judge. E. M. Ladd, Attorney. [First publication Feb. 4, 1921] Notice to Creditors Notice is hereby given that at a reg ular term of the County Court for Rock County, Wisconsin, to be held at the Court House in Janesville, Wisconsin, on the 7th day of June, 1921, at nine o’clock a. m., all claims against Anna B. Flarity, late of the city of Edger ton, Wisconsin, will be examined and adjusted. All claims must be filed in said Court on or before June Ist, 1921, or be barred. Dated February Ist, 1921. By the Court, Charles L. Fifield, County Judge. E. M. Ladd, Attorney. —Have you Pronto in your home? Advance Showing of New Spring Suits The first shipment of new Suits for Spring has arrived, and is now on display in the windows and on the second floor. Navy blue of course leads in color, and the lines are so varied one is sure to find just the model to suit the individual taste. There are jaunty ripple effects, smart little box coats, and the more tailored styles, both belted and unbelted. Some are elaborately embroidered and beaded, others neatly trimmed with buttons and stitchings and still others with no trim mings. The new prices are just as interesting as the new styles. Beautiful all wool serges and tricotines, all silk lined, finely tailored, at $27.50 to $55.00 PRINGLE BROS. 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