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DON'T HAMPER SCHOOLS [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1918
DONT HAMPER SCHOOLS Spend Money When Needed for Efficiency IS it unpatriotic at this time to urge the consolidation of rural school districts ? The best answer is contained in letters which have been addressed to the United States Bureau of Education asking for information on policies regarding the erection of school buildings . President McMasterS of Mount Union College , Alliance , Ohio , on December 4 , 1917 , addressed the Commissioner of Education as follows : Last February , Mount Union College launched a campaign to raise $ 750 , 000 for buildings and endowment . Quite a number of people criticize our efforts as unpatriotic at this time . If this movement is unpatriotic , we should want to close it . at once . The Commissioner of Education replied as follows : I am glad to know , of the progress that you haye made In raising the fund The Allies Example NOTE what the Allies have done for education since their entrance into the world war . Mr . Henderson , the English minister ...
Give 7 , 000 , 000 a Chance [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1918
Give 7 , 000 , 000 a Chance Continued from page 8 training whatever . In some states sixty per cent have only a seventh grade education with no professional preparation . In some states eignty per cent have only an eighth grade education with no professional training . In some states eighty per cent have never seen a state normal school . This neglect on the part of the American people in the preparation of teach-, ers for rural schools is criminal . To make amends , let a federal statute be enacted , followed by cooperative state statutes , with as little delay as nossible . This statute , for the purpose of cooperating with the states in the improvement of rural schools in the payment of salaries of professionally trained teachers , should appropriate for the fiscal year ending June 30 , 1920 , the sum of ten million dollars , or so much as may be necessary , and annually thereafter increase the appropriation one million dollars annually until for the fiscal year ending June 30 , ...
WHAT CONSOLIDATION MEANS [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1918
WHAT CONSOLIDATION MEANS Better Rural Education is a War—and After the War—Measure IT is unfortunate mat tbe use of tne word consolidation when applied to uniting or centralizing two or more rural school districts for the purpose of improving conditions should he considered a term of ill omen . To some school patrons and tax payers the word immediately conveys the idea of eliminating the precious little one-teacher , one-room school building so near to the home . To them It means that the children must walk or ride long distances to the consolidated school . The United States Bureau of Education defines consolidation as a term used when two or more school districts are made into a single district , one school in one building or possibly in several buildings , replacing two or more smaller schools in several buildings . Ohio uses centralized to indicate what , in other states , is known as consolidated schools . Other terms , such as union schools or union graded schools , are used w...
HOW CONSOLIDATION WINS [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1918
HOW CONSOLIDATION WINS Scenes in Preble County , Ohio , Which Gives Rural Boys and Girls the Education They Are Entitled To This building and equipment cost $ 22 , 000 in 1913 Gymnasium work means healthy citizens Auditoriums are used for community meetings Practical agriculture is taught—These are potato club contest winners Preble county would not go back to this More than 300 rural boys and girls are taught by thirteen teachers . Equipment includes an agricultural laboratory The children like to ride in the wagons Husbands-to-be will call them blessed Wholesome athletics is encouraged
CONSOLIDATION IN INDIANA [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1918
CONSOLIDATION IN INDIANA All aboard for home after a happy day in a Randolph county consolidated school What the Consolidated School Has Meant to Randolph County—By Lee Driver RANDOLPH county is purely agricultural , having only two small cities and a few small towns . At least ninety-nine per cent of its 28 , 000 inhabitants are American born . Its schools were originally situated at the cross-roads and were two miles apart . There were 131 one-room schools located in the 460 square miles of territory . They were poorly equipped , poor buildings unkept school grounds , dilapidated outbuildings in short typical one-room schools . The county superintendent had taught in these schools , his last term being twelve years before his election as county superintendent ten years ago . On his return he found that mud roads had given away to gravel and macadamized roads ; old churches had been remodeled ; new farm homes had been built ; in fact everything in the community had responded to the...
A Southern Bugle Blast [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1918
A Southern Bugle Blast OUR folks in North Carolina , South Carolina , Virginia , and Georgia ought to absolutely double their school taxes during the coming year . It may be popular to say this , or it may he unpopular . All we know is that it is the truth , and that the man who doesnt agree with this statement will agree with it before a dozen years pass . With cotton at 20 to 25 cents a pound and tobacco and peanuts selling at corresponding figures , it is folly to say that we cant do more for our schools . And we ought to be ashamed of ourselves if we dont do more . We have got to face the fact that when it comes to choosing between saving money and buying knowledge for the children the Yankee everlastingly puts us to shame . The North Atlantic states spend $ 50 . 55 per year on schools per child ; the South Atlantic states $ 18 . 91—not 40 per cent as much . The North central states spend $ 44 . 15 per child ; the South central states $ 19 . 01—not half as much . North Dakota , ...
A SOUTHERN COUNTY INSPIRED [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1918
A SOUTHERN COUNTY INSPIRED Community Achievements Followed Good Rural Schools—By Charl Williams THE people of Shelby county , Tennessee , did not know what a system of rural schools meant , nor what the possibilities of country life were , until the consolidation of schools began twelve years ago . Coincident with this was the movement for good roads . Shelby county has an area of about 700 square miles ; a scholastic population of 25 , 000 school children , 16 , 000 of which are negroes ; 290 white teachers ; 225 negro teachers ; 43 white schools , soon to be reduced to 38 ; 83 negro schools , soon to be reduced to 70 ; 50 wagonettes and drivers , and six motor trucks . Memphis is our county seat . Street Cars run out to our suburban schools and fine macadamized roads-lead out in every direction . We have 700 miles of grade roads and about 800 miles of graveled roads—which makes it possible for people of one school community to attend evening exercises at other schools , fifteen to...
STATE AID SUCCEEDS [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1918
STATE AID SUCCEEDS North Dakota s Consolidation—By N . C . MacDonald THE consolidated school in North Dakota is a community farm school that serves a fair Sized rural community , It serves an average of thirty-two contiguous sections and has an average of four teachers . There are now in North Dakota 557 consolidated schools of which 152 are in the open country and 295 in the small towns and villages . This represents an increase of 333 such schools ln seven years or an average increase of forty-eight schools a year as against an increase of less than six a year when there was no state aid and when there was no special campaign . Of these 447 consolidated schools 252 are standardized , the majority of the others not being on the standardized list for the reason that they have not been In session long enough to get into shape to meet This tells the story requirements . As it is , however , they make a better showing than do either the graded or the one-room rural schools . This marve...
AN OHIO COUNTY CONSOLIDATES [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1918
AN OHIO COUNTY CONSOLIDATES Good Laws and Intelligent Campaigns Bring Results—By W . S . Fogarty S OME conditions in Preble county , Ohio , before the consolidation movement began were : a wealthy agricultural county of good roads ; seven villages with modern schools ; many poor boxcar one-room buildings in rural districts ; and only one of the townships with full time supervision . Believing that the strategic point in this movement to improve rural schools is consolidation , we began our campaign . We planned to consolidate as large areas as possible and in no case has the territory consolidated been less than one-half of a congressional township . If a village was located right the rural district about and the village were consolidated . First we sought the help of the school officials , the teachers and influential patrons . Elections were called upon petition of the people and not by the county board of education nor the local board . This method has two advantages : first , th...
COLORADO CONVERTED [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1918
COLORADO CONVERTED Distance , Mountains , No Barrier—By C . G . Sargent CONSOLIDATION of school districts and centralization of weak schools either with or without consolidation , accompanied by successful transportation in comfortable horsedrawn vans and auto busses have placed the consolidated school beyond the experimental stage . Within the past six years thirty-flve consolidations and forty centralizations have been effected , and in most cases not only have graded elementary schools resulted , hut high schools have been organized , where neither existed before . Encouraged by the conspicuous success of these schools , many of the larger and stronger third class , or rural districts , have reorganized their schools , built and equipped new and modern buildings , employed better trained teachers , and have also established high schools . Not less than seventy-five of these rural high schools have been organized . To be sure , some offer only two year courses , but many are alrea...
Pork in California [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1918
Pork in California THE Petaluma National b » nk and its afflll » ted . bank , the California Savings of Petaluma , California , conducted an essay contest on the subiect , Why Does Our Government Want More Pork Produced ? and provided the winners in twenty school districts with a pig . Next month the pigs are to be returned and sold at auction , the boys and girls to receive the entire sale price .
A Bank's Library [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1918
A Banks Library ASSISTED by the county agent , C . E . Grosser of the Peoples State hank , Rossville , Kansas , selected sn agricultural library and sunolv of Government and state collage bulletins . Through advertisements farmers were notified that the library was at their service and were urged to look over the bulletins and select those which would be of value to them . The forward movement In rural education will be set back for years unless forward- looking men and women think and act . Distribute The Banker-Farmer .
BANKERS AND THE SHEEP [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1918
BANKERS AND THE SHEEP North Carolina bankers learn the need for sheep THAT more sheep and wool are needed , that the worthless dog must be controlled and that wool is scarce and high was demonstrated to North Carolina bankers recently at the st- &gt; te convention at Raleigh . An exhibit was made by the Office of Beef Cattle and Sheep Investigations of the state experment station and the state sheep breeders and wool growers association , in the lobby of the Commercial National bank building . An exhibit of pure-bred Hampshire ewes , and Shropshire lambs , showing the character of wool and the amount of mutton produced by such animals was made . Another feature was the contrast made with good dogs and worthless curs in the sheep industry . On one side a good shepherd dog , useful to its owners and of value to mankind ,-and on the other was shown a worthless cur which greatly hinders sheep growing in North Carolina . Between these two dogs was the lamb which gives wool for cl...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1918
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Pier Club Bovs Succeed [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1918
Pier Club Bovs Succeed The Habersham bank of Clarkesville , Georgia , advertises that it will lend money to any boy who can make a good note , to buy a pure-bred sow and make some money raising pigs . An enterprising boy in Fulton county paid $ 75 for a hred sow ; In a short time she had a litter and at ten weeks of age these pigs were sold for nearly $ 150 . This smart boy not only had a good profit on his pigs hut also he had a fine sow that had more than paid for herself In a -short time .
Calf Club Inspires [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1918
Calf Club Inspires B OYS and girls , members of the Young America calf club of the Farmers and Merchants State bank of Carson City , Michigan , brought their yearling calves to town on June 8 for a sale . Bidding was active and prices mounted as high as $ 250 for purebreds . The bank awarded prizes . State leaders from the Michigan Agricultural college and the county agent were in charge . Many farmers attended the sale which has given an impetus to the livestock movement in the county .
How Livestock Comes . [Newspaper Article] — Banker Farmer — 1 July 1918
How Livestock Comes . PHROUGH its boys and girls * pig and * sheep clubs the Valley National bank of Lebanon , Pennsylvania , has been the means of placing on forms sixty-two head of pure-bred Shropshire sheep and sixtyfour pure-bred Berkshire pies . Orders for nearly 100 more are now being filled . The bank has also brought in sixteen pure-bred Shorthorns and expects to place many more .