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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 7, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta 1 SATUB.nAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1920 THK 'UiTimninGK DA1LV HKRALD.. Problems of the Rural School POLICY OF THE GOVERNMENT (By 0. H. STOUT) one told the world while back there was no royal to Obviously at the time there wai the teudency to cut coraen towwd schooilni, and geaeral protrew has assuredly not mute It harder to the gales and 'get through to the apple orchard of Neither are all (lie to edu- cation-paired with bttulithlc. Out In the homestead country boyi and (Irli the tame thlnt (or information SOWMWd by their eawbu, uut fecilities !u schooling are act on the comparabU scale. uf sjreet blocks distance to school fi E] enured tor the most part In miles, and' in the granolithic alde- walhs the rural pupil tramps OTer ilUHct dirt roade and buA trails. utihE ilia -c'.ujner as a bslanca when obliged to .cress over immature on a, f: Demand For Education There. are -fairly sizable problems even In Biedern' city, education, but It wiij be conceded. the authorities bare an. Infinitely harder task'- iu Isolating in the rural At no time in the history or liuman pio- gret3 has there been euch interest In educational work and educational i" the generation we have us this evening. People who are t.unccrncd over ihe mental welfare of tncir families nhd of ttia Juvenile race in geneVal, are not content to sit down and wait '.or the mountain to move, over' into their.: irioro than likely they send In an urn- enl request that the government creel CHINOOmCONSOLIDATED SCHOOL Your Liver Is Clogged Up Thil'sWby You're Tired-W Sorts-Have Afpdifc CARTER'S LITTLE UVER PILLS will put you right in a few They act quickly though gently end give na- ture a chance to Knew your' health. Cor- rect constipa- tion, biliousness, and sick headache. V DR. CABTOrSIIIM FOiS, great ntrvt and blood tonic for AMBta, UenaOm, NerTMncu, and Foule WeaincM. tmlit another raounUIn where it'll more Some Idea ol.the serious problem of rand education, H effects the outlying, portions ot settlement IbV pYoYiflce, wae to bo gathered at the recwif cpnveniiou nl ipeakers from Iron- tier dIMricli told at the school iltifl- ctlttea t which their face. Hats were people orer their ;own problem, fully realiz- ing their dlMJdraiiUges and yet not wholly aware o( the alma and of the government to cosie the trotfclee under review. Ob Tlouely authorities aro to work. .vritV putpofo ab'i secure the beet retuMa It lieaaentlal tbat the peo pie not oniy, have knowledge of al the problems be kept Informed'of: 'th'is'efforts that are being made to. to Prove conditions, :Perhapi in no otter field is It so hard to havi VOllclea as clearly understood as '.'In that of education., Mort-'PuDllcity Needed From firrt hand Information and Inti- mately of'toe rural school problems.; Likewise'.it realltei what the provincial. ilepartment ot educa- tion atteiflpllnz to'do toward solv- ing these .problems.-" From the de- partment cerlaiu '.outstanding facts have been 'obtained relating to the policy and along, educational lines wfthihctile last- two rears or so and these facts are .being given, in the belief tb.atidrtinite.'goodJwill reiult ;n- of the is- sues and legislation involved. Recognize' Rural Problem In lijs'fireOfticiali-declflratlon of policy, made'before the U.P.A. con- vention in" January, 1919, tho present 'niinlater ot educa- tion, Hon. .G..P, Smith! recogniied as paramouttl. of the rural the k'lndred problems of teacher training and teacher supply; problems, not -only true of AlborU but ot all co-intrfea in-, th? present age. In the session of the legislat- ure which, followed ap increase ot nearly cent, over previous expenditure, was votod for education in Alberta, and It is sig- nificant that' more :-lhan three- of this .great. Increase was devoted .to. rural" policies, and rural school developing, indicating that the provincial government is earnest Iii its expressed desire to improve conditions in the country, and that it believes the problem of ruval educa- tion to be pf-utntost importance. Difficulties confronting the rural school are many. Distances which children have to go to school and the usefulness ot boys and-girls on the' farm make., attendance difficult to enforce! Then the scarcity' pttteaebj era, always'most critical in rural'iiet-' tlements, makes the problem of op- eration still harder to solve. Prob- Special Meeting of Town C< cil Organizes New Board t of Health- Chinook Consolidated S D. was erected on May 8lh, Wlf.. with an enrolment ot'103. The enrolment for the first term of 1919 -was 139 and the percentage of attendance 8570. For the second term.of 191? the enrolment was Ul the percentage of attendance SC.23. This enrolment shows an increase over original enrolment of cent. There are four rooms in u se and Wren vans operating. The work being taken up in these four rooms Includes Grades I to XI. (From Our On-n DLA1HMOKK. Kbe. meeting of tho town council was (ill- ed on Thursday afternoon {or purpose of discus-sing ways and rqeapt of combatting the influenza which' seems to hare taken rather a strobe lold upon this town. The Board of Health having rwtfo- id In 1919 a new board was organized which consists of Messrs. J. W ham, chairman, W. J. Bavtlett and J: n. Harmer. These gentlemen together with Dr. J. Olivier, Medical Health Of- ficer1, Mayor J. 0. Ewan and J. St. Car- ter, Sanitary Inspector, will combine to combat with every moans at disposal tho spreading of the Dr, Olivier stated that there inn _ upwards of one hundred and twenty-" five people In Blalrmore' down with Ihe Influenza and although the were much less severe than when the epidemic struck the town lust year, he advised that Rtrtct should be taken to stop the spreading The first steps that the new Board of taken Is to close tho public school and tbe opera house. The botird will meet again tomor- row to hear a further report of thV Health Officer and If he deems It advis- able all public places will likely be closed. lems 'of overcrowding alternate, with conditiona of- an entirely- opposite nature of school ago arc within reach of a school. Tho absence of opportunity for high school educa- tion imposes another tremendous handicap. All these conditions-have been persistently emphasized by the minister of education, atuliin the last year several, new policies have been introduced toward the betterment1 of such which have challenged attention of educationists everywhere. Inspection Is .Essential Farmers' conventions have 'dwelt long upon the need of more.inspect- ors and more frequent inspection ot rural -schools.-. One. ot .the 'first' ef- forts" .made by department of education last'year to help meet the. country -school trouble was- the ap pointmenl ot 50 per cent, more school inspectors, an' appropriation' of ?70, 000 additional money being set aside for the purpose of providing greater efficiency in supervision and insuec tion cf rum! school activities. The school'inspector is a person of many pails with a multitude of duties. .He enforces act; super- vises bulldingiactivities; acts as'in- termediary between the board the department- of education" in 'j keep directs teachers'. convention and examina- tion; marks ezaminaiion papers; as- sists at .the summer.Tschooli -and. gen- erally .engages in' a wide range of work all of which is perhaps'as im- portant In Uie main as that of bis regularly recognized duty of Inspect- ing schools-and assisting teachers. From discussion at the 'Tanners' con- vention it may be assumed that tax- payers in the province do not grudge a larger appropriation for the pur- poses, of school inspeclion- Consollrfaied Schools' Another policy laid in an effort to secure better schools in rural dislricls. is that of consolida- inust attach their signatures .to the J island ivhen the matter comes to a vote the decision must be mado by ballot Instead of an open vote, and this to be at one central point Instead of iii each district separately. Where village or toVn la included in the districts desiring consolidation, such town or village- doos not vote until tlie strictly rural districts have first taken their vpte and reached their own' conclusion. Providing the rural sections vote favorably the question is then suuffiitled to the urban elec- tors vho render their special verdict e epara tely. Thj s arrange m ent hna been fouud particularly valuable in misunderstandings. On the wbola it "seems b'eyipnd question, that the policy to consolidation may provide a rural drrtlcultles in edu- cation in. many; Ipcalit JOB whore .con- ditions are favorable lor its operation. In (he meantime it has been found necessary to formulate other policies, which will be the subject of subsequ cialUts in Winnipeg last fall to have ler club treated. She is now tome with feet as straight as any child's, and wltli ber many friends ;.R.C.M.P: are delighted with the results of the treatment received by the specialists in Ler particular case. Barney Martin ivas faappy boy on Wednesday, when he vns surrounded by several ot Jits boy friends on liU birthday, ami they congratulated hlhi on Ins llth birthday. and useful. His gifts 'were B UILD OF BRICK 4 AF.I, Osfflival Qoetn, 2 to 16th rawd of gyvaf etatrsiwl Stt the HtnmioaM .let ralMt. Take in tb< i Huk' Ooronttion of the full Infirmtllin ind mtrnthiM Mr cVr. R. TI.W General Meeting -i O TO BE HELD ON Sunday, February 8 AT P.M. IN (i. W. V. A. CLUB ROOMS NOMINATION OF DELEGATES TO DOMINION CONVENTION, MONTREAL, WILL TAKE PLACE AT THIS MEETING. ALL MEMBEHS ARE REQUESTED TO BE PRESENT. tion. Inaugurated in the. five, or six years ago.itwa advocated in all farm organizations for some time. The object of con- solidating various districts is .to'ec- cure- a sufficient number of pupils to provide a graded school. In such schools the teacher, not having BO many classes, may give more indi- vidual instruction arid guidance to the pupil. Still greater advantage lies in Hie possibility, existing in the graded school, of furnishing .high school work at tho top. Consolida- tion accomplished these results .with- out doubt, but the way of consolida- tion is unfortunately beset with serious difficulties in a sparsely set- tled part of the country, where weather conditions are not always of tho best and public highways are a long way from being perfect. Factors to be Faced Likewise in the matter of consoli- dation-there is Ihe long distance which' children have to be transported morning and evening, Ibis constitnt ing an important and serious factor in the cost ot carrying on'a consolidated district. Taxation thus lakes on a forbidding mien unless, the situation is unusually favorable and a locality is particularly well-to-do. At the present lime howcvcr.Hhoro aro 61 consolidated' school districts in actual operation in the province, and ;Whllo each lias its own special problems. II may truthfully-bo said that In all but three or four of these districts conditions aro satisfactory to Iho rate- payers concerned, nnd good valuo Is bciiiE obtained for the money spent. The new consolidated school law wliich was endorsed by Hie last sion of the legislature is declared to ho working.and generally satisfactory bit. of legls latlon. In this act every, precaution was taken to make II Impossible.for..a consolidated school to be cstabllshett nnlcas a clear majorily of the rate- payers concerned were prepared, after securing the fullest possible Inform- ation us to cost and Udyantaee.i, (o stand iqnn'roly behind Under'tliU new legislation twelve more consolldationa have been formed and each ono of iiieau Incite !a iv be working harmoniously. Changes Are Beneficial Briefly there might herewith be mentioned a few of tlie changes brought about In the consolidated school act. A petition asking for a vole on tlie question Is not eirenla.led iiiiltl public mnnlings have been held" and nil available information submit- ted to the people Tu'ontv- llvc por cent, of (From Our Own Correspondent) MACLEOD, Feb. first move in the ranks R. N. W. SI. P. at Ma.cJeod was Thursday-, when Dr. S. JC.Fi'azer on orders report ;at Fraier has lived in Macleixl for thirteen years and; has consider- able and district mid feels like leaving home. He has been In tho HTN. M. P. for 31 years anil Is now the senior medical man in tbo force. His many friends province lyju miss him in the business pursuits strongly, of .everyday Mrs. Frazer and [amily have been'active hi social and church life in Siacleod, where they will be very much missed, but all aro pleased to see them receive promotion, and wish them every happiness in their.new home. D. Mcl-rfyin, was a bus! ness visitor to ilacleod Ibis week. Rev. W. A. Lewis returned from Lcthbridge where he has been helping in the Forward Movement, which he says is taking up as much interest as the Victory'loan campaign, ami when the camai'gpn comes on next week he expects it will be ovur-snb scribed. Mr. Lewis inct on the train Jean -Mills, who It will bo remember- ed was sent through him, or with him, by the people of Mr.cleod to spe- BRICK AND HOLLOW TILE CONSTRUCTION COSTS LESSMLUMBER Expense, Fuel, Insurance, Depreciation YOU CAN SECURE A LARGER LOANVn a BRICK and HQLLQWTILE BUILDING i Let us quote you prices for shipment from 'stock oV direct from kilns... We have a large stock and can make immediate 'shipment horn Lethbridge of mixed carloads of Brick, Hollow Tile, Cement .Plaster, Lime, Metal Lath, Beaver Board, Prepared Roofings, Nails, etc. Phone, 755 Builders' Supplies and Equipment LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. 1245 Second Ave, S. Quit Laxatives, Purges; Try NR NR TeeliM-7-ToMrm M H is a mistake to continually with so-called Uxatlvo (alomol, purges cathartics And forco borrcl aclioti. It wcaJicna iho bowels autl liver ani mafecs etant flMing1 nCcfessary. "Why don't yoa bcirin right today to overcome your conctlpalion and get your Bjatcm in such that dally purging Tvill unnecessary? You can do BO If you rot a 25o box of Nature'! (Nil Tablets) and Hako oiift t-ftch. ufeht for a or so, tin Tablets do much more than merely, causa pleasant eaiy bowel ac- (lon. This medicine aeta upon lha digestive as well as clSmlnttlre orfans yood olffcstton, causes (ha tody to get (he nourishment from all the food you tat, fives you a food, ticar'.y tho Uvor, dvcrcomcsblHouanesS, rfrgutatts kidney find bowel sell on and gives tho Ytfiofa ft ihotfiugh cleaning out. Tlila ftccomrllahod yon will not havj to tnko medicine every day. An occasional Nil tabUl will keep your body In condl- .tlon ftnd you can always feel your best. "-Try (NB Toblela) find TTOVO Imsj, H the best bowel mtclioltio that tise nnd costn 25c per containing1 enough to hat Iwcniy-fivc daya, Rem- edy (Nit Tablet a) fx fir.d Ly ycur J, D. Hlglnbolham Co., Ltd., Drugofits, Better than Pills HEAD OFFICE WINNIPEG, MAN. CARRUTHERS DEALERS AND EXPORTERS OF HIDES, WOOL, SHEEP PELTS, RAW FURS AND TALLOW Lethbridge Allberta Get acquainted with the largest dealers in Western Canada and you will never be a dissatisfied shipper. Write today for prices and shipping will be mail- ed on receipt of your application. 'T A. CARRUTHERS CO., LTD. Phone 595 1251 2nd AvnueS. Lethbridge, Alia. i) v u i You re in a durry! want ttint particular job mil "right want (t nicely printed nnd you want it quick It you would be thoroughly pallsfled, laku it to :i iirlnUne-hou'id'' that ?inn n rcpntnlion for promptness and KOOI! We bcilcvo Hint, anything worlb doing at all Is dolriK More lhan we believe in dolnf; wnrk' I.romplly arid a "little better than seems 8 ,15 '22 9 16 10 II 12 19 13 20 H 21 the We'll Deliver (he LETHBRIDGE HERALD F. T. HOIJIN'R, KUl'T. JOI! I'lllXTlS'O DBi'T. ;