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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 20, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta JULY 1918 THK LfiTHBnDGE DAILY HERALD WHAT A RURAL SCHOOL CAN DO The following address was given recently before the United Farm Wo men of Alberta by on 1 what a rural school can Madam United Farm Wo I found myself In a peculiar posi tion at the request of your ex ecutive I tried to gather together my Ideas on what a rfira achool can Because1 am a teacher 1 have looked at things mostly from1 a point of trying to dfecover In the working out of thin rural We all realUe It Is a but unless we study end these lines we do not Understand how vast It The united efforts of teacher and parents are needed to better condi For thto I shall confine myself to that part of the work where your assistance Is of great impor We apeak of the rural erhool prob but when W9 try to explain we discover many problems which differ to such An extent In the various schools that oho solution will do fbr what has helped one will give a suggestion to tinea we are all working to the came Hot I shall tell what has been accomplished in one fact that the only available drink RIM and re Icy and I can safely eay that Crdaft m 7 th ftlont the line of hot This Juet a typical oneroom You have seen three win on one three on the hall at one door leading you From twenty to thlry children have been attending In grades 1 to 9 In their varying from six to Bacfc child brought a lunch while the home waa a fire minute from the building where craM ewtoy a hot Thla left the children atone during the noon and Know they were probewly raaftmc around the room with a In one hand and a piece of cake In the devouring each In Its doing the whole thing In 4rre and baring fiftyfire more for of mle chlet was bad enough but the lunch itself waa I do not mean to say that the lunch brought from home wae not It In most cwee tt was But lunches brought varying from one to five miles in the winter time are apt to be In this achool they were brought in and placed In their ac customed flkelf in the where they remained Perhaps at recess tfiey were brought in and put on the flour around the they mained Added to this was the fhere is no in buying bulk tea when you have to uee much more of it to get the same Blue tea that hasnt tt AEOLIAN VOCALION AWAITING YOUR HEARING IN OUR BOOTH AT THE FAIR THE AEOLIAN GREATEST OF THE VOCALION HA8 THE MICHIST THE VOCALION WILL PLAY ALL OP THE VOCALION HAS THE GREATEST OP ALL TONE THE GHAOVOLAWWHICH ACTUALLV ALLOWS YOU TO PtAV RECORDS NOTE RESPONDS TO YOUR YOU EACH PHRASE AS YOU THE USB OP THE GRADUOLA IS OPTIONAL We have lecured the eicluslve forthis new mm loaV and we invite you to a4d hear and play the if you have no thought regardless of all laws of not much wmter was you remember that to get to MM in a child to get np ile tt to and In a good many eat a hurried not newly enough for a ehtUi rueh to together with cold the ettuatton At the teacher at this echool looked at It this and ahe decided to change After talking over her plaA with your good Bar who declared it she went to the school board with the re quest for a a supply of co and enough cooking uten sils to make This school when roused to did things properly and built a cupboard that a many would be proud They aUo gave the teacher per mission to buy the required Prevent To avoid antagonism in the par ehe proceeded buy ing only a tea dishpan enough White oilcloth to cover the a number of cans of ana a bag of Bach child brought a and spoon and took their turn bringing The girls In grades 7 and 8 were make and at each one girl using the back desk covered with oil cloth for a would pre pare enough cocoa to provide a cup ful for each pupil when it had to be twlled onthe was Juet ready at Then one child would place an oil cloth on each desk one would place saucers and spoons on the one pass the co and two more serve After the cocoa was dishwater was put on to after lunch was two girls would wash dtehes and put things in This went oh during the months ot that but next winter the teacher decided to have other hot dtshee and for the purpose of experimenting ahe purchased the articles neceesary to make different kinds of and found they could be made at the school house at a cost of about one cent a pro viding each pupil with a She approached the school stating and secured ther per mission to buy the material for the various hot and to add to the cooking a large atew a double a mixing soup can a large lenue and a pan for draining At a achool fair held in the sum the school earned a of money and out of this a twofcurner oil stove was purchased for and an oven for The stove had Aeen used a number of times and was got ten cheaper on that account Both two cups to a supply Corn eoup CreeJB tpnMttb Tomato soup v Vegetable soup 8llc cup sugar l2e 120 V Cream ot l3c Baked anplee Apple and tapioca 01 l4c The baked wnre brought by the Wiped and cored and the cavilled filled irtlh nugar and clnria mon taken from the school The To go back to the the Reboot ot which I havo heon speaking planning to enough vegetables next year to supply ihom the follow ing winter for Aheir and this is where the women of the district can give great The pupils and teacher can tho garden and care for It until vacation when the can care tor It Is during vacation that peas and beans are ready to and Bomo energetic woman can render twofold service by having the slrte at her home and teaching them how to can these vege PEAK FOR FATE OF SWEDISH MINISTER July The of recent ly Swedish minister to left for home by way of 81 btrla two months ago with a ty of fellow Is not known end friends here are are to be stored nearby cellar and stove and oven could bought for probably be Under the new the lunch was brought from liome as the not dleh being merely a mak ing the rest more and sup plying that which had formerly been A number of dishes have been I will read to you of theee soups cream of cream of corn split pea string bean cream of cabbage poUto ealt codfish rice and chocolate Then they In a carried to school as they are Some peae and beans could be allow ed to picked and packed away by the children after school in a short the corn Is and it can bo and after that the roots are ready to be dug and if there is not some one near the who would he willing to loan a corner of his cellar for couldnt provision he made for storing them at the flchool house There Is more to be gained by the use of a plan such as I have out lined than you would A school garden has a definite aim seeds are plantedand the plants are taken care of more enthusiasm on the part of the Everything raised saved to he used during the thereby lessening the amount of canned and there we have an excellent lesson in Then there is the preparing of the food domestic science If you and the good nourishing cup of And that cup of soup works wonders an orderly noon hour and an afternoon following in which the pupils can learn with greater ease are only two of the The greatest commendation I can give for the not lunch to that the par of the children attending this school not only have made no com plaint but are very and would willingly pay more than the present cost if it were necessary in order to continue along the name The teacher who handles the lunch problem in this or a similar manner will have a splendid opportunity to teach table manners and the correct wayOf lay Ing thus supple menting the hotte If you decide that your districts many Your maybe several would bo willing to teach the and domestic science may be correlated with school I have proven to my satisfaction that there is ample timn for such things without neglecting any of the best of you lose the old grind which was always so notice Sewing I might tell you how wo started All the larger girls were put in one class regardless of Then we made a work pin cush ion and needle In making the art the common stitches were and even running combination half back stitch and For trimming we used or buttonhole The shape and size of the needle case and pin cushion were determined by the if trimming em tho design was loft to the Some pin cushions were trim med with crocheted This amount of work when only a period a woek Is devoted to will occupy quite a long the step IB moro Grades 5 and 6 will make a work apron and Grades 6 and 7 will unn a paper pattern for making a corset cover and perhftps a sshlrt Tho work cari be cut and basted at taken home and sewed on the provided the mothers will teach the uso of the ma It can be brought back to school and the button holes made and buttons aewed The girls did somo Red Cross work under the supervision of the and before Barrett came to Cal she organized a Girls Red Cross which will continue the For the pictures of flower disk waste paper bas were cut from magazines these Bird houses cM be Tools could be pnrfihMm and locftl carpenter give some les Work with your not merely bo fiaiisficd with what she HMD her get her garden I been driven to tears oifer jMHl the last time it waa plowed I helped to plow Rverybody busy ing so I couUI not bffMie Mtt 1 did want that work T cutting two lArfft poles and dragging them to the school to put banlyets on for playing basket One man did take Blty on me finally and got two good 9AIM and peeled They laid on the ground two and to get thett tin I had to start at It We have two organized and working drawings made with wood from given by some of the baseball and baetfet The bartet hall was loaned and later given The baseball outfit donated part ly by the and partly by money earned by tho the the school hoard is putting up a pole and the remainder of our school fair money goee to purchase a from There Is one thing thafc I should like cigar to and that mer To my each scbJool should and with sandpa1 sqribo for one wlhich deals With per and gimlets tor they made school one on current blano anple and ding and baked There are many other thlnga which can be aerv ed at no greater The The basje ot the euch as string and pea was usual ly thV We needed about 5H or twentytwo and ao used 7 of heaping tableapoon of flour cooked To thla was added the usually two quarts and enough water to with the remaining ingred ients the amount of There are two tablespoona of butter in an and 7 tableapoons are nearly Vt so with butter at the rate of 45c per tha 7 tablatpoona would cost It was found that U of fat salt pork wouW take the place of the and make a palatable soup if into small pieces and fried a delicate It might also have a trifle of fried onion In or water added to the fat and the onion boiled in the then tbe njllk added and when aoalded the mixture is thickened with 6V4 tablespoons of flour that have been diluted with water until and the whole is about ten then the perhaps a can of IB also salt and The soup is then To make tpllt pea the peae were aoaked and boiled some the day previous to The next day with only a little it is ready for To show you how the work it I shall read the receipts used Ced Fish One pound salt cod fish soaked un til aoft enough to break Into usually over night 10 cupa of pota toes cut into inch 2 large onions M pound salt pork tea spoon of pepper a ot milky When the receipt was first the work wan done by the girls un der the teachers After one girl would take charge and direct her The oil oloth waa placed on the the required In gredients ware taken from the cup ihe oil stoya and the work TwoiglrU would get the potatoes pne the an other the pork then the pork would he fried and the remaining ingred ients tbe work would be done Just M methodically as in your because each Jwst knew sue bad to do apd Any atten tion the required while cook ing wai given U by ho girl in charge for that At noon the cups were filled and two boys carried them the The was Codflih pork a otal ot or 1 322c per This price is be need a hot there things you could do to teacher nothave done any work this be afraid to venture or she may be young and In any I am sure will be very thankful if she known you are willing to assist If this new in your It might be best to get together some The Department of Extension of the unl serslty has a few pamphlets which they lend and ttte Manitoba Agricul tural College issues one I under ptand a teacher of the Camrose Nor mal is preparing book on the sub If the men and women of the dis trict will study and not the may ask the school board to make the required pur In thto way your school will soon be doing this vital Interior of The work will not confine itself to the school There will foe many May I speak ot them Will you picture to yourselves the Interior of your school room Are the walls dark and dirty Are there pictures on the walls Is the floor dusty and dirty Are your windows Hfrty and bare with ao white curtains before them your stove all the room Is there a poor water supply And tn what condition are the outbuildings If the interior is unattractive and how can yout expect the child ren to care to go to school And once how can you expect them to cara to study not like women for noticing these and since women are eligible for trustees why not that one woman in your district is a sMbat these de tails may be looked after and righted The Waterbury heater ban proved so much better than our ordinary why not have if a furnace is Impossible When your windows have to be actual amount necessary to The vegetables can all be raised In the school gsrden and the milk brought from I have made a list of thte cost per pupil ot the other dittoes They are as follows Bpltt pea soup Siiiaf bean foup 330 VV f frr I opened 1n cold put under them a screen made much like the ones In substituting cotton for That fresh air but no Good can be from any supply house at cost and passe partouted or mounted on heavy Copies of great paintings can be ob tained from such as the Home Journal and framed at iinall Your teacher may not be able to do all why not take some of It upon yourselves It may be only a a a but every little helps and Have a talk with your teacher once in a while and ascertain what is and then help to get Scores of teachers do not do things they know should be because they dislike to be forever asking the board for and many boards are averse to supplying anything but things the Deportment of Educa tion compete them The work ot a rural school to a certain to prepare the pupils for high but what shall we do for those who cannot attend the higher schools tine they need quantities of hand that teach tAgm to create other The rural sCfhool tfhould it them tor farm girls be taught to decorate a bouse attract make their qwp and Color ana harmony are taught Sewing can if i 01 fi23s SMJUot Womens and Boys Clothes at Cost During Fair Week J We purchased so heavily that we must unload bur big stock of WOMENS QUEEN QUALITY MENS SUITS and COATS AND DRESSES BOYS SUITS For the convenience of outoftown shoppers we have arranged to offer the Entire Stock at Cost Fair Week The Goods Are We invite to see them F 608 Third Avenue South THE TAILOR COMMENCING SATURDAY MORNING AND CONTINUING THROUGH FAIR WEEK WE WILL OFFER ALL OUR SUMMER FOOTWEAR AT REDUCED Special at SOME EXTRAORPINARY VALUES IN Womens Puropi and ail re maining values and Basketful Childrens Snajs U Womens Pumpi and Special Womens Grey Champagne Cum Ucc 8 inch top NE Corner 3rd and 7th St SWHediltaott ;