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According to law all the schools
The institute will be in charge of
county superintendent, Miss Kate L.
Hull, who has, secured the following
faculty to assist:
Dr. Wm. F. Russell, Dean of Iowa
J. Adams Puffer, Educational Di
rector of National Public Welfare
Prof. Arthur MacMurray, Univers
ity of Kansas, Public Speaking De
Prof. Ira S. Condit, Iowa State
Teachers College, Mathematics De
Supt. W. A. Price, Weldon High
Theresa Dansdill, Primary Instruc
tor, State Director of "Modern Health
Prof. F. M. McDowell, Dean of
Miss Mida Bradley, Music Super
visor, Leon Schools.
Capt. Waterman, Iowa State Uni-j
versity, Public Health Lecturer.
The frllowing is the program Tor!
the two days: I
THURSDAY MORNING. I
9:00. General session, announce
High School. "The League of Na
tions," Prof. Price.
Upper Grades, "Application of
Arithmetic to Local Conditions,"
Decatur County Te'aclipvs Institute. Primary, "Value in the Grades of
A a a
The annual Teachers Institute will j.ja 'isdill
be held ac the i-i gu School bunding
in Leon, Iowa, Thursday and UT.aay,
Oct. i*th and lOtli.
the county must be closeu a. ilus
time and the teachers be in attend
ance. All whose auenciance is per
fect will receive full salary tor the
two days. A record of attendance
will be taken at the close of the ses
sion. It will be necessary for all to
be present at the opening hour and
remain for the full time. All ses
sions are free. School officers, pat
rons, prospective teachers and normal
training students are invited to at
tend any and all sessions.
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10:00. Convocation, Rev. A. E.
Music, The Gir!s' Glee Club.
Community Sinking, Miss Bradley,
10:«0. Lecture, "Mathematics in
Our Public Schools," Prof. Condit.
11: s0. Lecture, "Modern Health
Crusade," Miss Dangdill.
1:15 "Public Health Education,"
1:4H. "Educational Lessons from
the Orient." Dr. Russell.
2:45. "The Master," Prof. Price.
Music, Action riong, Miss Bradley.
4 r.. Conferences—
High School, "Modern Tendencies
in Secondary Education," Prof. Con
Upper Grades. "A Trip Through
a School," Dr. Russell.
Primary, "Educative Seat-Work
as Apnlied to Primary Grades," Miss
Conferences of all Rural Teachers,
8:00. Music, Leon Grade Orches
8:30. Illustrated Lecture, Dr.
High School. "Vocational Guid
ance of Boys and Girls," J. Adams
Upner Grades. "Getting Results in
Oral Reading." Prof. MacMurray.
Primary. "Appreciation of Music
and Folk Games," Miss Bradlev.
9:45. Convocation, Rev. G. T.
Music. Boys' Chorus.
Community Singine. Miss Bradley.
10:15. Lecturo. "The Problem of
Oral Readies." Prof. MacMurray.
11:15. Lecture, "Positive and
Negative Education," J. Adams Puf
1:15. "Efficiency Tests in Deca
tur County," Prof. McDowell.
1:45. Lecture, "Mr. Dooley,"
2:30. Recital, "Eugene Field,
3:00. Community Singing, Miss
Lecture, "The Boy and Ilis Gang,"
T. Adams Puffer
The Normal Training High School.
About two hundred of the high
schools in Iowa are designated by
The State Department of Education
as Normal Training high Schools.
Such designation means that the
school has come up to a certain
standard in equipment and teaching
force, and that graduates from the
Normal Training course will be
licensed to teach in any of the
schools of the state. The object of
the Normal Training High School is
to provide trained teachers for the
Leon High School has been a Nor
mal Training High School for five
years, and each year had had one of
the largest Normal Training classes
in the state. A large number of the
rural teachers of Decatur county are
graduates of the Normal Training
Department of -Leon High School.
The Normal Training course in
cludes a class study of psychology,
pedagogy and methods, and observa
tion work and practice teaching. Ob
servation work is done in the grades
of the Leon schools and also in the
surrounding rural schools. Practice
teaching has been done in our grade
rooms. However, a new plan was
tried last year which worked out
very successfully. A little rural
school was organized in one of our
basement rooms with volunteers
from the various grade rooms as
pupils. Here our students did
practice teaching for more than a
month under conditions very nearly
like those of a rural school. In this
work Mrs. Roberts, one of our pri
mary teachers, supervised the pri
mary work arid Miss Walker, one of
the high school teachers, the upper
srade work. This year stiH more at
tention is to be siven to this phase
of Normal Training. Mrs. Roberts
and Miss Schulze will have super
A convention of the Normal Train
ine School teachers of the state was
held at Cedar Falls last week. The
Leon Board very generouslv sent
these two teachers to the meeting.
Mary Angle Sears.
Mary Angie Sears, daughter of
Daniel and Mary Sears, was born
near Leon, Iowa. Feb. 2, 1871, and
died Sept. 30, 1919, aged 48 years
7 mo., and 28 days.
Srfe grew to womanhood on the
homestead near Leon where she was
born. She taught school for a number
of years in southern Iowa, principal
ly .in Decatur county.
She with her aunt Angie, raised
her brother's two boys" practically
from infancy after their mother's
death, and was a. mother to them.
Later, she cared for her two elderly
aunts until they pased away.
Her last years were given to steady
THE LEON REPORTER, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1919.
service of the church until ill health
pievcnted. For three years she serv
ed as secretary of me Missionary
Society, and for two 'years as iivs
president. In all the five years she
was present at every meeting. This
is a record seldom equalled.
During the early days of the Leon
church she served the church as
secretary and helped continuously
in keeping an accurate record of all
finances. She was a charter member
of the church and of incalculable
help in the early trying hours. For
several years she taught the Loyal
Workers' Woman's Bible Class.
She had become a member of the
Brethren church of Crown Chapel as
a charter member, Dec. 29, 1892,
transferring her membership to the
Leon church and becoming one of the
charter members and pillars in Sept.
Her whole life was one of service
for others and she found her
hannincss in their comfort.
She leaves to mourn her loss a
sister, Mrs. Lawrence Caster and two
brothers, Frank and Sam Sears.
Preceding her in death were her sis
ter. Edith Keim and brothers, Dodge
and George. She aiso leaves a num
ber of niece? and nephews, among
whom are Dr. Ralph Sears, and
Bryant Sears to whom she was a
mother. Also a host of distant rel
atives and friends.
Funeral services were' conducted
bv her nastor, rtev. G. T. Ronk at
Crown Chapel, Thursday afternoon,
Oct. 2. Interment at Franklin cerne
John Bixler bought the Zichey
property in the northwest part of
town and will remodel it.
iMrs. Gammon went to crown to
attend the funeral of Molly Sears,
Mrs. H. J. Culver returned from
Russell where she has been visiting
her sister, Friday.
Mrs. Brosher and son, of Moravia,
came last week to visit at the
E. P. Hamilton returned Satur
day from Iowa City where he at
tended a horse sale.
Mrs. Lute Scott and Mrs. Charlie
Iiinebaugh and children went to
Leon the last of the week to visit
Mrs. Ramsey and brother went to
Oelwien, Iowa, the last of the week
to visit her son.
George Bartle'.t and Mr. Walkey
went to Nevada. Missouri, the last of
the week on business.
Rex Winslow came home the last
of the week from Indianola, for a
few days visit with his parents.
Mrs. Lee Umphress went to Leon
the first of the week to visit with
friends and relatives.
Mrs. Walter l.ovett returned to
her home at Davis City Monday after
spending a few days with her daugh
ter, Mrs. Lee Cain.
Lawrence Young returned home
Monday from Chariton, where he
spent Sunday with some of his
Dewey McCullough, who is work
ing near Allerton spent Saturday
night and Sunday with home folks.
JVliss Edna Sears visited a few days
the last of the past week with her
aunt, Mrs. Verne Kier, of Grand
L. P. Christensen, of Audubon,
Iowa, and son Charles, of South of
Leon, spent Sunday with Pete
Christensen and family.
Albert Watson called at the Frank
Watson home Sunday.
Harry Kendall visited Saturday
night and Sunday with his brother,
Carl and wife.
A large number attended the cere
mony of the laying of the Corner
Stone of the New Franklin church
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Kendall visited
Sunday afternoon with the latter's
brother, Em Still and family, and
got acquainted with their new
The three weeks revival meeting
which has been in progress at the
Franklin church, closed Sunday
night with a large crowd.
The young peonle of the church
organized a young peoples Christian
Workers Society Sunday night which
will meet each Sunday evening.
Everyone is invited to come and
helD out in the good work.
Jack Kentner, Grover Sears and'
Wilse McCullough all have molasses
mills in ongt-ation now.
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Sparks spent
Monday with the latter's parents,
"Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Kentner.
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Hendricksen
were Davis City callers Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Davis visit-,
ad in Pleasanton Wednesday.
JMr. E. C. Cowles was a business
caller in Leon Friday.
Mrs. John Drury called on Mrs. J.
J. Dunbar one day last week. I
of Leon, spent Sunday with his par
ents, Ml', and Mrs. ueo. W. Davis.
Mr. Homer Davis and family spent
several days last week with Ills par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Davis.
Mr. Roy Blakeslev and family
spent Sunday at John Drury's.
Those who visited at Mr. Edd
Still's Sunday were Mr. and Mrs.
Willie Epperley, Mr. and Mrs. Mar
tin Hendricksen and son Eros, Mr.
and Mr.s Ralph Judd, Mr. and Mrs.
Earl Still and Miss Letha Ader.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Woolsey visited
with their daughter, Mrs. John
M. L. Dale and wife spent Friday
evening at David Hubbard's.
E. J. Evans and family were Sun
day visitors at the Zack McDaniel
John Flynn and family, Walter
Runiley and wife and Beacher Craw
ford spent Sunday evening at David
Clyde Waller and wife and daugh
ter spent Friday at the Rolla Craig
JVliss Hattre Evans visited Satur
day night and Sunday with her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Evans.
John and Clarence Hubbard spent
Sunday at Walter Rumley's.
Earney Easton calle1 at David
Hubbard's Saturday evening.
Miss Ethel IRvans fepent a few
days last week with her sister, Mrs.
Miss Annie Hubbard visited Sun
day afternoon at the M. E. Hampton
Jim Still and family were Sunday
visitors at Clyde Waller's.
Jim Flvnn and family, of Leon,
called at Walter Rumley's Sunday
Willie Hubbard visited Sunday at
the Everett Martin home near De
Nell Still and wife visited Friday
at Rolla Craig's.
David Robinson and son, Ernest.
Oscar and George McDaniel and
John Hubbard called at David Hub
The sowing of wheat has com
menced in earnest, the recent rains
have put the ground in good con
dition for sowing wheat and some
are making good use of the time.
Sherm Turpin and family visited
at Lamoni last Sunday with his
brother, Ben Turpin and family.
Luther Baker and wife visited
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Charley Beasley last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs". Lew Dobson visited
last Sunday with Mrs. Dohson's par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Baker.
Mrs. Dow Parker called on her
daughter, Mrs. Sherm Turpin, last
Sat. Oct. 18
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Mrs. Oscar Rex was called to her
daughter, Mrs. Sadie Scott, who has
been seriously sick for several days,
not being much improved at this
There has been several cases of
what they have been calling summer
influenza, some have been pretty
sick but have recovered so far.
Harve Morgan has had quLte a
sick spell qf the influenza and rheu
matism, he is improving very slow
at this writing.
Charley Dobson came last week
and visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Joe Dobson, a couple of days.
Kelley Campbell and Charley and
Richard Carmichel called at the
Dobson home last Saturday.
Frank Turpin returned home last
Saturday from Ames, Iowa, where
he has been working. He reports
crops good and everything flourish
ing and good wages.
The Reporter Prints Sale Bills.
A bunch of open heifers which
will sell in Redman's Sale at
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J. Ed Primmer had an experience
last Tuesday night that he hopes
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in front of the car and blinded by
the lights continued to run in front
of the car until near the home of A.
Swartz a dog diverted its at
tention and it ran directly under the
wheels. The rabbit was severely in
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