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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 6, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE TEN THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD SATURDAY, APRIL 6, IMS Random Notes of a Country Schoolmaster (Contributed) A shortage of almost a. thousand ] trail has been blazed for you. Mr. \ Farmer, do not let your family bo the : teachers in Alberta this year-which means that there are that number of schools in the rural and outlying districts where, the voice of the pedagogue is not heard in the laud: where the 'American-horn ehihi Is perhaps receiving less lenming than his father before him. where little foreigners may he growing up into big! foreigners for lack of some I'anadiauizing Influence. The remedy in general lies with the last 'to profit I think tile figures in most cases I how consolidation to be unite u lit-] tie cheaper per capita. But to any: true educator the lessened cost is the least item. The immense advantage lies in the infinitely superior training the children ''pceive. Kvery teacher' knows thut a child a* school learns j probably all counted more from his! mates than from his leacher. Other j conditions being equal then, the of-! fectiveness of the work done in any 1 department of education, they are no j grade will be constantly raised as the doubt taking measures to meet the j munber of pupils in the grade increas- tituation as far as it can be met. But as for our, specific remedy, yours and mine, the problem is only how to insure that our district is not one of the nine hundred and forty odd that must suffer. There are a few things that any 1 rural board can do if they will, and es up to say forty, .which is about the j largest number of pupils any teacher � should carry. ' Wtjen it is considered that in moet ; rural one-room schools, the number of pupils is from twelve to thirty-live,! with from six to ten grades, the won-! i der is not that the children learn so speaking from the teacher's viewpoint. | ntt!e, but that they really learn at these are some: Make the school house i al] Tne housewife who has nothing; attractive, equip it generously for j t0 d, at j,omo but cook and sweep and 1 educational work; have proper heat-, wasll aIul iron and clean aiu] L.are t-or iug and other appliances to lighten i tne little ones and tend the setting1 .the chores; give as a part of the sal- \ heng antl tae 0i,it.k3 and lambs and' ary a teacher's house furnished and | calves. au'd keep an eve on the farm: ,rent free, even a room in the school and Uie ,,tock ,vhile [wr i]US),aud is in town, should try a day in the i I school room in her own district. From phonics to trigonometry, from French; prose to forty-five combinations, pre- j sent day political history to the Ro-1 man Empire, the physic of electricity j ;is preferable to any outside boarding rp'lace; form a mother's club or parents' association to visit the school and take an interest in all its activities; pay salaries monthly and do not 4make it necessary for a teacher to ask Ottawa. April 5.- -The work of the Canadian Motor Machine Gun Corps during the last great German offensive is dealt with in the following article by Kohmd Hill, correspondent with the Canadian forces at the front whii'h was given out by Premier Borden today: War Correspondents Headquarter? in France.--In delaying the great German attack on the Somme. the Canada-lit motor machine gun corps dft her'-ie work and have gained special mention from the commander of tlje Grihsh army which fought the brunt of the wonderful retirement. Several times these armored cars found themselves fighting alongside tanks and more than once they followed the tracks of their heavier allies. Tanks were the battleships of the great fight: Cnaadian armored cars were the light cruisers. They remained hidden in broken buildings until section!1 of iltins had rushed down the main roads and they like juggernauts drove-down on the enemy, sweeping clear paths with their batteries of machine giin�. At the cross roads at Villice*-Carbonnel on the St. Quentin Road, they delayed the Hun advance five hours and gave the tiretl infantry time to dig sonre semblance of shelter. GRAHAM TAKES For St udebaker-Takes E� Aifts-worth as Partner in Business Here An important announcement in the automobile world was made this morning when J. T. Graham of the Graham Motor Co.. informed the Herald that he had taken over the Studebak-er agency at Calgary, and would move there on April 15th to take. charge. The Calgary agency is run as a factory branch, and is the distributing point for Studebaker cars for 'hat part of the province from Red Deer south. Coincident with Mr. Graham's removal from Lethbridge, E. Ainsworth, who for fHAe years has been connected with the road branch of the' provincial department of public works, being inspector at this point, has acquired a-half-interest in Uie Graham Motor Co. here, and will /take charge on Mr. Graham's leaving 'for the north. Mr. Graham will retain a half interest in his local company which will be managed in the same service-giving manner as heretofore. Mr. Orahani states that the Calgary staff will he retained there, while the staff of the Graham Motor Co. will be unchanged. A complete line of parts will continue to be carried at Calgary. FOR SALE lfor what he has already earned'; wel- t0 tj,e multiplication tables or a dra-! the unreal world, not only can be, but the deputy. J. O. Imlay. and Mr. j properly should be established at O'Connor's resignation was in support home. It would solve one of the coun-of Mr. Imlay's action with respect to ! try teachers' biggest problems if it ,a matter of administration of the f were done in every case, it will help j duties of the commissioner'? office. I immensely in every case where it is; It is stated that Mr. O'Connor's views done. j on the support of Mr. Imlay being ot-' The next arirfiale wVl consist in! , erborne by the minister. Mr. O'Cod-' some practicai suggestions for fatto-1 �nor felt that he could do nothing else , ers. mothers, sisters, and aunts as to but resign. It is stated that on his ; how the things may be done joyfully appointment as cost of living corcmis-; and competently by almost any one �sioner. Mr. O'Connor stipulated and '. who loves a little child. ' ' it was agreed that he should have full ' control of administration. j There have, it is said, been inter- ' Sj (ferences with Mr,�O'Connor's control!^"*' ,�t the staff, hence the resignation. i BREAKFAST COCOA The food drink without a fault Made of high grade cocoa beans, skilfully blended and manufactured by a perfect mechanical process, without the use of chemicals. It is absolutely pure and wholesome, and its flavor is delicious, the natural flavor of ,the cocoa bean. The genuine bears tMs trade-mark and is made only by WALTER BAKER & CO. Limited, Montreal, Can. Dorchester, Mass. HeCHTEffED TRADEMARK Established 17S0 V Knight-Watson Ranching Company, Limited, offer for sale one of the largest and best herds of Hereford Cattle in Canada, consisting of Cows and Calves, two-year-old Steers and Heifers, yearling Steers and Heifers, also a number of good Hereford Bulls These cattle are all one straight mark and brand, Owing to the sale of part of our lease we ar� compelled to dispose of these cattle this year Parties interested in part or all of, these cattle will kindly address us at Box 713, lethbridge Knight-WatsonRanchingCompany Block ymited DEMONSTRATE THE A Fordson tractor for demonstrat- ; ion purposes will reach the Ford j 'Agency here next week, demonstrat- ' ions in ploughing will he conducted at i ;the exhibition grounds on Tuesday ; and Wednesday. One thousand of I .these tractors have been purchased . ,'by the Dominion government for dis- [ >tribution at cost to the farmers, and ,theae tractors are now being sent out. j The Ford agency here is demon- j strating the tractor on request of the i food control board. The agency will I also carry all repair'parts for the trac- i i -tor. Tf you asi Nels Peterson, it isn't exactly a pleasant experience spending the first night of a honeymoon in - the clink. 'Peterson has had the ex -, yarlence, and he knows. Yesterday < afternoon, three hours after Selena t Betlecourt, aged 14, has become Mrs. : tiels Peterson, Sergt. Bowker, of the Scity police force, took Peterson in tow at a local rooming house, on a complaint laid by the girl's parents, i The charge was that he married the tjtlrl, under the age of 15 years, with-Jimt the consent of the parents. { Peterson was lodged in jail, but ^hls morning, the parents relented anc iguve their consent so that the charge t/a8 not pre�3ed. ' Chief HarBy expresses the opinion (that the girl is a U. S. treaty Indian, jMotf be is going to report tiie occurence to the U. S. Indian department (for he consider* it a crime that the ynarriage of a girl of such tender V�n bould he allowed. Peterson is ^ - 39 years of a�e and a Swede by birth, ifg Some of R. F. Dygert's Percheron and Belgian Stallions Now in Lethbridge Never have such a collection of real drafters been shown before in Canada. Comle and make your choice, our prices, terms and guarantees will protect you. Write or Phone 530 Lethbridge, Alta. R. F DYGERT Barn on v Third Ave. Office 634-9th St. S. 7942 ;