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Popular Naturalist
To Speak at Normal
Ernest Thompson Seaton, the ani
mal explorer and naturalist who is
being demanded among the most pop
ular chautaugua and iyceum lecturers
In the United States, will give his lec
ture "Wild Animals I have Known"
at the Normal school auditorium on
next Tuesday evening.
It has been said of this lecturer
that: "No Figure in American life
Is more prominent that of (Seaton."
if he could have his many sides and
sympathies condensed into a title,
that of "nature apostle would most
clearly express the motives of his
activities. Boy nature, bird nature,
animal nature, trees and plants all
appeal to him, and around each he
weaves the charm of his personal
ity, and in the recounting of his im
pressions and theories he 'gives the
listener a new-point and a greater
touch 'with the subject.''
"He is as keen an analyst of the
phenomena of nature as was Thoreau,
and much more human in his esti
mates of them, and he speaks as one
who knows* of the themes to which
be has devoted himself. His stories
•of natural history are classics in style
and thought. His studies of bird life,
the unique photographs he has taken
and the labor and trials he has en
dured to secure them are proofs of
the thoroughness with which he
makes his studies for the materials
lie weaves into story and lecture."
Some of these pictures will be
shown on Tuesday evening through
the stereopticon to illustrate the lec
ture. Mr. Seaton is an interesting
speaker and without attempt at dra
matic effect, transports his audience
into the forests, gives them the odor
of the pine trees and shows them the
Joys of hunting with the camera in
stead of the rifle. He his chuck full
«C humor and yet he does not fail to
show the tragedy of animal life. For
these reasons the New York Herald
has called Ernest Thompson Seaton,
"The leading lecturer in his chosen
field." Students and citizens will do
well to hear him at the auditorium at
8:15 on next Tuesday evening.
Choral Union Busy
Rehearsing Cantata
The Valley City Choral Union held
Its first session on Tuesday evening at
"which time the following officers were
-elected for the ensuing year:
President—Miss Fannie C. Amidon.
Secretary and treasurer—Miss Gol
da 33. Nelson.
librarian—Miss Susan B. Norton.
Assistant librarian—Miss Louise
After the election of officers, the
first practice of the cantata "Joan of
Arc" was held. This cantata will be
presented at the Normal auditorium
•um 'January 13 and the early prac
tices indicate a magnificent program.
Dean Qoodsell, who has charge of the
-cantata, is still in need of several
"parts and citizens with vocal knowl
edge are urged to take part.
Miss Keilson Honored
(Continued from page one)
Special Train" and Mrs- Siver Serum
sard on "The Santa Clara Valley
Jaunt." Mrs. Frank White of Valley
•City, an officer of the General Feder
ation of Women's clubs, gave a -talk
on "The General 'Federation and You"
and spoke ag follows:'
"The states of the northwest have
always been too far from the great
•club centers to attend the biennial or
council meetings in any great num-
and, hence, the general federa
tion spirit has never been as strong
here as we might wish, We are thank
v'yful to say, however, that as state
-spirit grows, so national spirit grows
also. The family that takes only the
/•?.•••• -county paper has a very narrow out
.'icok upon life and unless its reading
rif ^i'table contains some of the great
l^l^lsdailiOB and some of the news maga
vS4*inet, Ms horizon is very near the
60 it is with club life. If
-'"we 4o not touch elbows with our sis
ter states and broaden by the knowl
ed-# of the great things they are do
miss much of the purpose for
"wliirh we should be organized. Have
studied the platform of the great
meeting at San IVancisco? Are its]
Pirresolutions our resolutions? Have:
Pres. Cook Inspires
In Chapel Exercises
After having dwelled upon the qual
ities and the habits of a successful
teacher in his addresses during the
week, Dr. John W. Cook, of the Ie
Kalb, 111., State Normal School,
reached a climax of his series at the
auditorium on Saturday when he
pictured the functions of a teacher.
In his talk, which was inspiring from
beginning to end, Dr. Cook, began
with the early life of certain notable
persons, among whom were iLincoln
and Burns, and then continued:
"You, who are to go out to teach
the children of the people, may find
a redeemer who was born of humble
parents.'' Then followed an argument
for the responsibility of the teacher
in so shaping the plastic child-mind
that it will develop to be of the great
est possible use to siciety.
Inspired Teachers Needed
Among other things it was urged
that this presupposes an inspired
teacher. One who sees the largeness
of the subjects in the cirriculum, and
of the results of his or her work.
Arithmetic, for instance must mean
more than a jumble of figures. It
must he regarded as "the tool for
the organization of the world so that
it can he better used.
"Geography covers more than a
county it is a vision of the work
ing forces of the world. And so his
tory must be taught, not as narration
of events, but as the record of the
organization of institutional life.
"The plastic mind is like a piano,
out of which the trained person can
obtain the wonderful feelings of the
great master personalities. Like these
great personalities, the teacher must
be trained to awaken the possibilities
in the child."
It was further contended that in
this lies the largeness of the teach
ing profession. It involves the ap
proaching of things with the spirit
of inquiry and scientific investigation,!
because the matter of education is the
matter of world building.
The address on Saturday morning
was a continuation of that of Friday
morning, in which Dr. Cook emphasiz
ed the fact that the successful teach
er must remain young, lie may be
come old in years, 'but he must not
become older than thirty in spirit and
above all he must not lose sympathy
we ordered a biennial report which
will contain all proceedings and
speeches? Do we take the Bulletin?
Have we read the August number
which was such a fine memorial to
Mrs. Decker? If all these questions
could be answered in the affirmative,
there would be dozens of clubs in
direct membership with the general
federation intsead of a mere handful.
Membership Work.
"As chairman of the membership
committee for this administration, I
hope to be able to point with pride
to the delegation at Chicago in 1914,
and to feel that our state too has
become inbued with the spirit of the
general federation. If your club has
a membership of twenty-five, the price
of one street car ride down town
would pay the yearly dues, same be
ing a minimum of $2.50 or for clubs
having a membership larger than
twenty-five, ten cents per capita.
"In many places, when a new club
is organized, one of the first things
they do is to apply for membership
in 'both state and general federations.
Just this week 1 had two such appli
cations from New Mexico. Our secre
tary, Mrs. Lauder, is anxiously wait
ing for you to become enthused.
"At the last board meeting held at
French Lick Springs in September, it
was decided to set aside $100,000 of
&Sm%Wr Sift
V^* vv t, ,/ $f
President Cook's visit to the Normal
school has been a valuable one. His
keen, applicable humor, his splendid
knowledge of literature, including the
ancient classics and his sympathy for
teacher and student make him the in
tensely interesting speaker that he is.
Teachers Honor Giest
of School at Banqiet
The Normal school faculty banquet-!
ted formally at the Rudolf on last
Thursday evening with Dr. John W.
Cook as guest of honor. President
McFarland, as toastmaster called up
on Professors Acher, (Lucas, Wemett,
Andrews and Hollis, who expressed
the appreciation of the faculty as a
whole for the work of Dr. Cook, and
the value of his visit to the Normal
'In replying, Dr. Cook paid a high
tribute to the Normal school here,
which he had thought o'f as being "on
the frontier,'' but which proved to
him that "the frontier has passed
away." The speaker's scholarliness
and the result of his many years of
experience in educational work are
happily surcharged with a youthful
ness that made the after-feast of wit
as excellent as that which preceded it.
Students are saving their programs
of the various events to. take place at
the Normal school this year. These
programs will be printed on uniform
stock and the fifty or more that will
have accumulated by spring may be
1ound into a nice little souvenir. Are
you saving yours?
Rev. Willard Crosby Lyons, of the
Congregational church of this city,
addressed' the Normal school Young
Women's Christian Association on the
subject of Missions on last iSunday
the sndowment as a memorial to Mrs.J
Decker, calling it the Sarah Piatt
Decker memorial fund founded by/
Mrs. Philip N. Moore. Such a mem
orial wouldp lease her more than any
Invited Council to State.
"'Since my election to the iboard of
directors at the Cincinnati meeting,
I have been the sole recipient of .the
wonderful benefits derivea from such
membership. I promised you at Bis-,
marck to bring you something, and it
hojje surely to do so during the com
ing two years. An invitation was ex
tended to the council to come to our
state next summer, but could not well
'be accepted at this time. If we start
now with the purpose to win title 1915
council meeting, I believe it can be
done. Nothing would help club work
more and better foster federation
spirit than such a meeting within our
borders. It was the united power
back of the leaders that made the in
fluence which helped in pure food
legislation and the children's bureau.
The general federation has been rec
ognized by men's organizations more,
perhaps, than any other because its
purposels so broad, and the added
strength that comes from year to yea"
will be a mighty leavening power ir
home and national life."
-iKrnf &< f^s... '..:i.
E It a A N O
for and curiosity in the child*
"You must also be beautiful," said
the speaker, ''not of.standard height
nor according to mathematical meas
uremnts. For, some that are physi
cally blighted, are beautiful. I mean
harmony of character and personality,
balance and proportion."
M'iss Kathrine Fjelde's students will
entertain at her studio at the Normal
school with biographical sketches of
Chaminade and Grieg, which will be
illustrated. Among those on the pro
gram are Misses Genevieve Menard
and Marion Towne. After the pro
gram a social time will be enjoyed.
Barnes Co. Products
Fxhibited at Nornral
The Barnes county agricultural ex
hibit, which was one of the contenders
to tie for second prize at the North
Dakota Iudustrial Exhibit at Bis
marck, has been removed to the de
partment of agriculture at* the State
Normal school here. All of the grains
and grasses and non-perishable prod
ucts will be stored in the cases at
the Normal school where they will be
of excellent advantage for class room
work. The exhibit was prepared by
Professors James and Henry.
Many Teachers leave
for State Convention
The North Dakota Educational As
sociation convened, in annual confer
ence at Grand Forks yesterday morn
ing with the folowlng meetings:
For teachers in history and social
sciences, high school assembly.
For teachers in industrial arts, city
hall assembly.
For teachers in music, high school
At 2 p. m., the general association
will meet for the following program:
Address of welcome—'Hon. K. F.
Murphy, mayor of Grand Forks.
Response—Hon. E. J, Taylor, Bis
marck^ 'V
Address—8. Henry Wolfe, Minot,
president of the association.
Address—"The Boy and His Gang,"
J. Adams Puffer, Boston, .Mas.
Business meeting—The appointment
of committees and the revision of the
The -general association meets
again this evening to be enter talned
by a complimentary concert by the
faculty of Wesleyan college conserv
atory. After the concert Dr. Woods
Hutchinson of New York City will ad
dress the meeting on "The New Edu
Local Teachers Speak.
The Science and Mathematics divi
sion of the morning meeting was ad
dressed by Prof. Morris Johnson of
the Valley City Normal school on the
subject of "The Use of Bulletins in
the Teaching of Biology."
'Prof. George R. Davies of the local
Normal school, who is on a leave of
absence this year, also delivered a
paper before the mathematics and
science division.
Prof. A. P. Hollis will speak tomor
row afternoon before the division of
elementary education on "The Influ
ence of Methods of Teaching upon
Methods of Study." Miss Fannie C.
Amidon addressed the musical educa
tion division of the conference on the
subject, "What should be the course
for those intending to become super
The meeting of the general associa
tion today included a second address
by J. Adams Puffer on "Vacational
Guidance," and a message on "The.
Playground {Movement and its Signifi
cance," by Dr. Henry S. Curtiss of
Olivet, Mich. After these addresses
the officers for the ensuing year will
be elected. Messrs. Puffer and Cur
tiss. will again speak at the evening
At the last session of the general
association tomorrow, Hon. T. A.
Hillyer of Mayville, will speak on the
'^Economy in Education" and Wesley
C. McDowell, Marion, on 'lEducation
and Rural 'Life." "Ethics as Applied
to Teachers and School Boards" is a
theme to be delivered by Dr. A. J.
Ladd of the university. The conven
tion will then close with the report
of committees.
Among those who are attending the
sessions from Valley City are: Mr.
Wallace, Mr. Hollis, Mr. McFarland,
Miss Farnsworth, Miss Mabel Mac
Donald, Miss Vognild, Mr. Crain, Kiss
Burns, Miss Miller, Mr. James, Miss
Ashton, Mrs. K. B. Macdonald, iMr.
The Crawfish's. Tail.
The tail of a crawfish serves that
animal as an oar. By a peculiar Jerk
of the tail the animal can retire from
dangerous object with almost in
credible swiftness. The tail is much
more effective in moving the animal
backward than forward, a singular in
stance pf adaptation to Its situation,
tor by means of its tail it -can with
draw into its hole with such swiftness
in an instant to place it out of dan
On Himsslf.
They had quarreled again.
"Perhaps you are not aware," she
said, "that I had over a dozen pro
posals of marriage before I accepted
He flushed.
"And perhaps, madam." be retorted
haughtily, "you are not aware that 1
proposed to nearly twenty women be
fore I became acquainted with your
Two of Kind.
Wlgg—What is more tiresome than a
man who is always talking about what
he has done? Wagg—A man who is al
ways talking about what he is going
to da—Philadelphia Record.
On* Sure Cure.
"Jones seems to have sworn off for
keeps. How did it happen 7*
"His wife had a moving picture
made of his last jag and let him see
McMullen, Mr. Switzer, Mr. Selden,
Miss Pieh, Miss Norton,'Miss McGre
gor, Miss Amidon,. Mr. Acher, Mr.
Johnson and Miss Perrine.
A reunion will be held by the Val
ley City State Normal school faculty
and alumni today and luncheon will
be served to 200 at the Guild hall of
St. Paul's Episcopal hcurch.
Squad In Good Spirit
Sharpens for Moorhead
•With four days left for practice the
Normal school eleven is getting into
shape for the game with the Moorhead
Normal school team here on next
Monday afternoon. The work of the
team during the early part of the
week was of a light naClire to prevent
a repetition of last Saturday's defeat,
caused largely by the condition of
the men who were compelled to play
the two heaviest games of the season
within the short space of five days.
No practice was called for on Mon
day in order to permit the team to
recover from the bruises received in
'their struggle with the Wahpeton In
dians of the Science school, and to
allow the men ample 'opportunity to
better their scholastic records. For
the remainder of the time the team
will be given strenuous practice on de
fensive and offensive work, and in the
mastery of new formations with which
it is hoped the Normals will triumph
over their rivals from the neighboring
Team Unfortunate Saturday.
Although defeated by a csore of 32
to 0 in Saturday's contest, the score
is much larger thhn the difference in
the teams really warrants. Injuries
to men in the Jamestown game, and
in the first quarter of the game against
Wahpeton, -greatly weakened the de
fense of the locals, because Coach
Rodewald had no material with which
to fill gaps.
The sprained ankle of Howard Bar
chus is fast mending, however, while
the other members of the team are
showing much of their former activity.
The Moorhead Normals have the ad
vantage of more than five weeks of
practice, and they have played games,
greatly strengthening their defense.
Nevertheless, if the line up of the
locals meets with no further losses
there will be seen in Monday's strug
gle the same snappy eleven which
brought victory over the collegia^
last week.
The Normal school brass band, un
der the directorship of Albert Per
fect, is practicing twice a week pre
paratory to the concert to be given
about the middle of December. The
^organization now numbers thirty
seven pieces and Mr. Perfect hopes to
raise this number to fifty.
Miss Anderson, dean of women at
the Moorhead State Normal school,
and Miss Hulbert, librarian, were in
the city on Monday to visit the local
Normal school and the dormitories.
The State Normal school board of
trustees will hold ts monthly meeting
in this city on next Tuesday, Oct. 29.
sth Ave. N.
Hand Bags
Genuine leather Hand Bags
nice size, Special •,
Specials for Sat., Oct. 26
Hand lag if
Large size Ladies* Hand
Bag". This is a good value.
Special 69 Cents
Community Advances
Urged by Mr. Henry
(By Prof. C. Henry)
North Dakota will continue to be an
agricultural state for many years to
come. We must therefore look to our
farmers for the production of our
wealth. The town owes its very ex
istence to the fact that it is so located
as to become a rural community cen
ter. On the other hand, the town
should be the very heart of the rural
community, sending Its life, giving
Influence into the remotest district.
Thus town and country are interde
pendent. The town, therefore, should
be not only the mercantile center, but
should lead in the social advance
ment of the whole community.
The writer recently had the oppor
tunity of visiting several North Da
kota communities. Even ^o the sup
erficial observer it was easily appar
ent in which towns there was any at
tention given to the social needs of
the people. In those towns where the
people were interested in civic ad
vancement, ••the men and women were
more alert, business was brisker even
the buildings, both in town and' on*
the farms, showed that an interest
had been taken in their appearance.
The pulse of co-operation could be
felt beating strongly in every corner
of the district.
Other towns were devoting all their
energies along mercantile lines, to the
debtorment of the intellectual and so
cial community life. Here could be
plainly seen the effects of all work
without that diversion of community
life which is so essential to men and
women. The people who were past
their youth were stolid, unimaginative
and unprogressive. The merchants
complained of lack of business. The
chief intersts of the young men seem
ed to be fast horses, faster women,
and whisky.
/in purchasing a home in a new
community the first questions the
prospective buyer usually asks are
about schools, churches, fanners
clubs, and the moral standards of the
people. All of these things influence
the land value as well as the quality
of people.
Every citizen therefore, owes it to
himself, as well as to his neighbors,
to take some active part in the im
provement of his community. In the
words of a rural economist of note,
"The ideal citizen is he who works
quietly, doing those things that lie
first at hand one who keeps his own
place neat and prosperous and who
Is 'ever ready to asist a public enter
prise without becoming officious.*'
Miss Kathrine Fjelde, head of the
piano department at the Normal
school conservatory, was at Grand
Forks last Thursday and Friday at
tending the. convention of the State
Federation of Women's clubs and at
the Friday evening session delighted
the delegates with two Chopin num
bers, Nocturne op. 23 and iPolonalse
op. 22.
A total of nine new students were
among those who registered
Normal school yesterday.
Haiti Bags
Black Hand Bag, nickle
plated frame, Special
59 Cents
Four" styles, latest patterns,
scroll sawed, heavy tonpued
clapp. Special

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