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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 21, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE TWELVE THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD SATUHDAY, FEBRUARY OUR SCHOOLS Edited by the Sihoolman AIM OF LETHBRIDGE SCHOOLS "Leth bridge schools are inalutalnett by the public fu order that under ihelr watchful 'supervision tlso vhlldrenw Ihis city may acquire iioit only certain skills ami iuformallou senttal to comfortable intercourse in, 1 efficient reaction towards, ami intelU-j gent understanding of our present] social system, but also and primarily j suhool conditions t easily ffuJ Actual ecu- Oiiious are (ar from Meal, however. though it U tha', in LothbrldRp. fn time to come, we may much' more approximate them. As things are, however, it is difficult and rather unusual any child to advance more rapidly lliau do the. general Average and in consequence late be- iu order tbat. us a result of habitually rarely graduate fium the pub- living arlghf during their most lie schools at the uoruial age. stonable years, our young cUizeim The cure of such retardation as re- iiiay, without undue pressure aud with-1 suits from starting iu grade I loo soon out avoidable delay, too late lies largely with the Kent habits o( right living. parents, training it therefore (o he recognized 01 course the really important tiling as tho keynote ot tho teachers' is not ihe child's ago in bis and upon ihfs basis is his success or [chronological age, but hts mental ina- fallure to he judged. If righi turky or psychological age. are being formed the mfurniiiiioTial sv- ijulremeiils at education tvil! take themselves; hui if the latter are itmde tho primary aim, the farmer may entire neglect. _ Accordingly the mttliods'lhe tests which. experience stiouM be i-host'li with a view to help-1 at present most approves. A nine ing children in ihe format (on at year old chiM who was reported to Lho.ce funduriieMal haliiis of life by Hie superfnleudeiil as occii- lietennined and sioning much perplexity to her leach- intt'llecUKil ef- cr. proved to be only six years ot ago wfit'ii days psychologically. 'Vhis docs not neces- habits will lie j partly awl alvyays Imply inferior .Mmirlnp ami foV lelligenco bui may be ,u matter of tionnl purpose's; postponed development. AH normal iug tbo relative children Afi not mature mentally at miportLiuce of different; tlic same rate ;tml essential thing procedure; a youngster'should be given H is ITII- possible iu this article to discuss the scientific lefts of determining a vMlil's psychological buf it can done and many cities now employ trained in applying which cl one's focJHl. mural ficioiu'v is jiidKi-d aro over. Aiming ihaf oi revorfc, so, that, normally, our-boys 2nd girls should complete the eighth grade and enter tho-high school at the promo- lion next following fourteenth Apart froni children under fourteen years of age who were low their normal grades last year, were one hundred and ninety- fivo pupils already fourteen'years of ;ige or over in or- below grade VIII. .Altogether, out ot L'066 pupils enrolled, public school pupils were below normal grades. These figures not. include children in ville, in our kindergarten departments or tn the high school. should be elastic enough lo meet the -situation. Suggestions for the relie! of this and other Causes of rolarda- .ion-will be ottered in future articles. AVOIDABLE ABSENCE Irregularity culminating in retarda- tion may result nol-frotn any illness of the pupil or of members of the, family, bui from'- preventable causcs.( Per- liajis n. long series of brief and appar- ently trivial absences have thrown Lhe jmpil "out of step" with bis class, few cruoial lessons have been miss- ed, and the child commences to lag jebiod. Then "thu descent to the pi' s easy." Quite as frequently, in th! country, however, the disruplioh school work is incidental to some I to improve immodialely nnd fAij restored me toktalth. AUtho oSilp.iins, headaches, indigestion and con- stipation were relieved and once I was weil. i To all who suffer from Indigestion, Consttpalion, Kheum.itic I'ains or great l-'utigue, I advise Use use of 'Fruit-a'lives'." MaJame HOIIM1DAS KOISY. SCc.a ji.oUj trial siie ?5c. At all dealers or scat postpaid by Kruit-a-lires Limited, Ottawa, Out. a trip to California. An experience such us, this should of course be an educational advantage but until present conditions are ma- terially altered it will remain some- thing quite the contrary. BACKWARD PUPILS Many children not properly to be classed as subnormal are, perhaps merely for a year ,or so, perhaps per- manently, simply slower and less acute than tfie average ami they ac- cordingly fall behind their wider- awake contemporaries. Very com- this condition is associated with exceptionally rapid growth iu height ami weight. When a child is devoting an excessive proportion of his whole capital of nervous energy to ph ys leal c row t h and phy s lea I' ac- tivities, he obviously has that much less energy to invest in intellectual pursuits. You cannot, null down one's sleeve too far without forcing tho other or tearing the coat. These overgrown children commonly cotisplr- ing to produce retardation Mn our schools. In tuJditior. jlo ihoso nampd we may mention often remedial, such (as negtecteil eyes, teeth, tonsils, and so forth.- Distracting influences out- side of school and the lack'of parental cojitrol constitute potent causes re- iuttihg JIh the disorganization of and tho eousequerit de- jiy lii piiptjs' progress. In'this con- neetioh It is to be noted that institu- tions anu customs in themselves ex- cellent may1- contribute lo the undue disturbance of thu child's education. This frequently occurs in connectiou with aocial entertainments, _ Inuslc, Y.M.C.A. actKities and so oh. Un- favorable social conditions are another factor In retardation. Children from uneducated homes or from homes in vs'bfch English is not spoken fluently quite ordinarily become retarded. An- other cause is frequent moving about from school to school. Pupils from other toivns, provinces or slates fre nuerftly lose a grade in getting start- ed in a new school system, and even a transfer'from ono part of city to another frequently disrupts a term's work. The frequent change of teach- ers is it most prolific source of retar- dation aud educational ills. The samermay he said of Iho lack of co- ordination between different classes and schools; injudicious systems pi promotion; an overloaded or ill-bal anced course of studies; bad vanilla tion and. lighting; inadequate physl cal exercise and, poor play conditions; and poor teaching, especially in the iniddln grades but very frequently elsewhere. Some of these causes .of delay aro so important that it win be necessary to them In fulurc- nrticles. after which we shall uo in a'portion to discuss" the nubile loss incidental to excessive retardation in our schools, and then to consider sug- become discouraged and drop out of school as ?oou a.s the law permits, whereas If the reason for their retard- 'I Jon were syaipatheticaHy under- "ootl and if they were more Jkcreetly by their teachers, such cliil- An End to the Suffering! It his been estimated (hat one out of every-fifteen people in Canada use Gin Pills yearly, the annual sale being between and boxes and still increasing. That these Gin Fiji users have henefitted isevidence'oVby the immense 'number of letters which continually pour into our office, full of praise for Gin Pills and grati- tude to us for'pcrfecting the formula on which these excellent Pills are prepared. That formulaiwas only achieved after profound study and patient experimenting. But it was well worth all the time and thought given it, for Gin'Pills have done more to relieve pain and to prevent serious Kidney and Bladder. Troubles than perhaps any other preparation that can be obtained. FOR THE JL KIDNEYS Jj PilU. Fia Ide a Pallaua conductor. fa the Ucfc and very riretccdsedimrat. Afltr takinr Gin role u.; troablr v wy LrauWrf with kldncrjt or bladder." Jltlfwd, her bus- one dose ot tiia Pilli mv husband found Ihei- ciactty wKst andafltr Thepaialeft taecatirelr. 1 hire no troablr w rrerin nnd I fcelaa Belial I CTcrdidin hfe. IrcconmetdCia 1'ilU lotrcrybody in any KIDNEYS In wHttoK for mtat Cli Grftat. IfMMekcl R.J- "lam food rtswUs from thetu. doctor lhaveconsuaiption ol thebUdJcr. The item D keep me conifottable.' for sis boics. Bhe. 1 fort i, K-3., after lr wrote: kidney I ro iplctcly iub] e f 01 ftfltr latmr two uoiea lie He had haa bactachc And .-...w.... .jc third bor I found myaeif im tte first tiae la years perfectly free from lain did not I ercrybodv who nlTeri from tiackftcTie Iroaile would uiCjCHn Pitte, They arc grcil." gested remedial ineasures. SCHOOL CALENDAR [FOR THE WEEK On Monday iho staff or Gal braith schools and the 'superintendent met H you suffer pains in the groins or back, rheu- matism, swollen ankles, stiff joints, gravel, constant headaches and lassitude, constipation and Gin Pills and nip the trouble in the bud. Send for free get a box-from your druggist or 50c.t with money-back guarantee. Act at is dangerous. THE NATIONAL. DRUG CHEMICAL CO, v OF CANADA, LIMITED; TORONTO Sample stntftee on requeit. T7.S. AddreAi: Na-Dra Coii Fee.. 202 Mai a Buffalo KV. 2T8 RIGHT AGE TO START SCHOOL The causes of retardation are very complicated and call for serious study. An important factor is the age at which little 'start school. unc undoubted of consider- able TGtnrdMton involves an apparent Itaradox; some of the children start "school too soon. One of the several standard hooks reporting detailed studies of this problem Is "Progress Through the Grades of City by Dr. Kcyes. This work U based upon an exceedingly detailed study ot a Good city school system enrolling about y.OOO pupils, and covers tho school history of these children several years. Jt was found that while, of all the pupils enrolled In ihe EchoAls, between 25 per cent. Bin! per cent, lost a grade some- where in their public school course, the proportion of "repeaters" (as chil- dren doing a year's work more thiin once are called) amounted to 50 pcr- ccnl. m tlic case of children entering grado I when ICES than six years of Ot ronrsc1 many cliildrcn are lielow tfio in wliidi avorttge children ol llioir sire.found for the rea- con ilfrcctly opposite to the cause ills- nuKst.-fl Hliovf. TLiit is lo say, a largy of liiti'1 foik rt'lin have nevnr rcj.Cfited a at all arc behind in Ihe rate from the (irs't on account of latu entry njinn pnulo I Etiidies.' It la very iinjinrliint lo isole, however, tliat in iuTrlition to nnn-rcpoatlng Jala -if. per mit. of the Jiumber comtnenfiiii: I nl seven to snven nnd half yi-nr.s iicEiKilly do repeat some or oilier nf the eight grades and in thu of impils start- ing school at an ngrs sevrn anil lialf years Iho pfirrcni'lg': rtf rises to -19 per tour.. ;icr-ording (o t-areful statistical carried out 1hat tho normal of "ro- jieKitcrs" should not extr-erl one thir.1. Iho importance of gelt ing our Hit In folk started at the right ago vtTy evident. It should be 'ndried that late bogin- arn vory children from highly intelligent the parents' lining of tlic; opinion thai a child he- t Binning his formal studies nt seven yparii or' make rnpld progrf-'ss, Under Ideal v ,.j VETERANS IN BUSINESS IN LETHBRIDGE This Business Directory Shows a List of the Men Who Served Overseas Now Established in Business in the Gity J. N. ANDERSON Contracting Plasterer Furnish- All Kinds of Cement Work. Estimates ed Free; 826 SEVENTH ST. S, PHONE 1483 GEO. P. PORTER AUCTIONEER x1' Farm and City Saless 11th STREET SOUTH idri PHONE 1832 R. SINTON CUSTOM TAILOR Ladies' 6nd Men's Suits to Measure. CLEANING AND PRESSING PHONE 733 815 THIRD AVE. S. T. ROTHWELL WITK ROTHWELL KNOWLDEN (SUCCESSORS TO F. MILE3) Fine Shoe Makers and Repairers 511 FOUT1TH AVENUE SOUTH, LETHBRiDGE, ALTA. PHONE 1717 VETERANS' TRANSFER (GEO, GREGORY, PROP.) LIGHT DRAYING FURNITURE REMOVED COAL AND WOOD DELIVERED, C.O.D. 131 fast Ave. North Lethbridge. Phone 646 C. SELLENS Builder, Contractor and Cabinet Maker ESTIMATES rRF.E I PHONE 1663 D, Brunton E. J. Hooker HAVE OPENED A First Class Meat Market At 328 Thirteenth Street North PHONE RESIDENCE, 1397 W. PERKINS WITH HUTTON PERKINS PRACTICAL SHOE MAKERS AND REPAIRS 401 Fifth Street South, Phone 693 Auto Owners Just a won! .lo lei you know you can got your olrl ton relrimmed anil upholstering JOTO (o vt-ar nut] took bettor nn ever a{ lha Lethbridge Auto Top Depot G. T. BLUNT, Prop. NEXT TO HERALD Oul-if-Town Orders "Promptly Attended To PHONE 1143 ;