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Wisconsin Tobacco Reporter
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.
The Best Place to Trade After All.
49 lb. sack of Fiour (9 CQ
Full patent, every sack
guaranteed
Good can Peas 10c
Good can Tomatoes .10c
Peanut Butter Kisses, lb 20c
Molasses Kisses, lb 20c
Peanut Butter, lb 18c
Jello, all flavors, package 10c
Jiffy Jell, package 10c
Fresh Oysters, quart 79c
1 lb. Bulk Cocoa 17c
3 Toilet Soap 25c
3 Ivory Soap 25c
3 American Family 25c
Mince Meatf
9 oz. pkg. J-W
MINI lAf
per can A
BEST F* LACE TO TRADE AFTER ALIT^
Easter comes early this year so if you would
join the Easter Style Parade it is not too soon to begin prepara*
tions. Come in and see them today.
10 lb. pail
Table Syrup vlft
10 lb. keg Holland Herring 89c
Cut Lunch Spiced Herring 15c
Cut Lunch Spiced Herring, pail.. 98c
Mackerel, new and fat, lb 25c
Anchovies, lb 25c
KKKK Herring, lb 15c

1 lb. A. & H. Soda 8c
2 bottles Catsup 25c
Fresh Bakery Goods
Every Day
2 large Bread 25c
Rye Bread
Graham Bread
Bran Bread
Pork& fCn
Beans in to- B ,
mato sauce
10 lbs. Granulated
Sugar for ■
Cranberriesj A p
quart ■lvu
Edgerton, Wisconsin
1 lb. tin Snowdrift 25c
Pure Lard, lb* package 20c
Lard Compound, package 17c
Dutch Cleanser, lb 10c
Large can Mustard Sardines... 15c
2 lbs Peanuts 25c
1 lb. package Starch 10c
Coffee Cakes 15c
Tea Rolls 15c
Cinnamon Rolls 15c
Parker House Rolls 20c
Mixed vegeta- ic p
blee for soup |U ||
can
CO.
Large Jar or*
lam wvL
Potato chips'! Aq
package 1"

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