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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 27, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta RADCLIFFE IS A GREAT TEACHER New Head of Provincial Normal School Doesnt Wear Rubber Mis NOTABLE CAREER Traveled Widely in Europe Hid America and Is a Clever Iy ARTHUR years ngo in a r I V little country sehoolhouse in A the township of ten miles br more north of a ccalous teacher whore passion was concentrated his guns on three promising Dally he bombarded them with con centrated charges from his own out standing rnkcil them with n mental lifted them with comprehensive high and when he at the end of the he turned out of liis little back concession schoolhousc throe scholars who had never been to high but who had won second class teach ers One was Miss Josephine who after a few as a married a Presbyterian and retired to domestic life a second was a brilliant educa Iladcliffc Warsaw nnd Petrorad are familiar to and In both he chanced to becoTne the object of the interest of the Czars secret service In Warsaw be fell in with a who had learned English well dur ing nine years residence in whose death occurred some anfl who the most M years ngo at and tttc third was Samuel who In Sep tember next becomes principal of Toronto Normal Living in Toronto ns a re tired principal of one of Torontos public schools is the man who wield ed pointer and text book so ef fectually In the little school house in The appointment of MrRadciiffe announced a few days pleases his friends in regret the the Queen City of a man who for 27 years has been associated with two of Lon dons principal educational institu the London Collegiate and London Normal the prin which he is now resign 55 Yeart of Age who was born in has coupled in a singularly effective manner institu tional training with the educational facilities furnished in travelHe graduated from Biddulph school and from the tutelage of wrth his second class certificate when he was sixteen years of proceed ing London for a time to attend i and later to to complete his collegiate His first appointment as a teacher was Perth where he remained for two years and a half In a country and dur ing the succeeding four until attended Toronto He specialized in Eng modern languages and and graduated with Thereupon he commenced an asso ciation with at pre sent inspector of technical and nor mal schools of that has been maintained in a remarkable manner ever since Training in pedagogy was in those days carried on at three or four points in the One of the a forerunner of the present was maintained at Owen under the direction of then principal of the Sound Rad ciiffe proceeded there for but during the time of his attendance vacancy occurred on the Collegiate to which he was appointedHe continued a teacher during the re mainder of 1888 and in but in the following year Merchant ac cepted the principalship of Stratford and moved with him to become master in modern Just a year later Merchant was appointed principal of London Collegiate within six months Radciiffe was again as sociated with him as English in which capacity he served until Merchant moved on to London Normal school ns its first principal in Radciiffe succeeded him OB prin cipal of London develop ing the work already instituted and winning the friendship and ad miration of the thousands of from that time until his resigna ion in 1907 studied under his His selection for the important of fice at Toronto which vir tually makes him dean of Ontario rcmlevsdiscussion of intellectual attributes needless nnd but were you to ask lie average scholar who attended London Colkgiati in the days of Principal Radciiffe what contribut ed most to liis the ans wer would most likely Ho didnt wear rubber Shunned the Whisperer THOUGH a disciplinarian of ca pacity who always had his Srout staff and the thousand in a responsive he shunned Ihe whisperer whether consciously he piuadiil yrnuijli the Jurk and narrow with re 3punding Impressing upon IfnquentH tho admirable vhuies of open He has a love of travel that for many years lie has gratified in vari 3US lie spent the coast Of another has travelled in and deeprooted antipathy to the Russian Radciiffe did not long enjoy his new compan ions before he found him self constantly accompanied by a se cret service Bobbing up in the most unexpected his shadow at length became so familiar to that he amused himself by bidding the officer good Throughout his travels the agent and always sightseeing trips and its he found his man observing Rus sia knew she had her pest of and painstakingly she watched most Duringhistravels his knowledge of languages has been and Incidentally Spanish standing him in good stead in while French and German wereex cellent auxiliaries to the English tongue In Since tho war has restricted Radciiffe during the earlier part of the summers vacation is directing a summer for the training of teachers in kindergarten primary work in Fiftyfive teachers are and with them crnes as raw seventyfive who if they chose to have it could be holidaying with other But under Radcliffcs direction the school is not a bug bear to the while It is not doubted that many of the teachers are r being accelerated on the road of successful just as the new principal of Toronto Normal was giveii his flying start 39 years agoTas he sat at the feet of on the back concession of 7 the Greatest Pole The Supreme Pianist is Big in Many Ways Aside From His Musical PEOPLE who know Paderewskl as a musician know only slightlyNo one really knows Paderewski who has not heard him make a He is and his zeal in behalf of the stricken people of his native Po land has done more than anything else to bring them He was a Polish patriot long before he was a His father was banished to Siberia by the Govern ment of Russia for his independent beliefs he brought back from exile a burning love for Poland and a desire for its which he bred into his son from the beginning Paderewskl has other also of a lighter In his liome at on Lake he devotes a great Ueal of earnest atten tion to his and has firm opinions on the science of Even his who has specialized in cannot excel him in thisf writing in the Century says Paderewskl is as great in gastronomy as in and the subject of food la the most important ques tion in our Of Americans he says They are enough to spoil French Paderewski believes in His favorite animals are dogs and his favorite sour cher his favorite mowing the touring the British Sweden md DIJII Ihoycar before the warbjrokc out he was in and especially In tne Grodno and DvinsK where Russias greatesttvlctorfts A CYCLE KING I FRANK whose employes at Not have presented him with his portrait to mark his 70th signalized the occas ion gifts of to the local hospital nnd to the Salvation Sir Frank Bowden Is one of Brit ains kiims of being foun der ami Kulp owner with his only son the Itululgb Cycle tin war has been lujaged in making The Cycle King is career at an curly ns a junior cl but he was earninfe i yiur was only 2 Tin JM1KKK is reason in all but not in nil HES BUT HE STILL WRITES Richard the Muser of the Has Long BEGAN AS A PRINTER Lived in For Some and Was Poli By JOHN A HINK of ye youngsters of 50 or so Think of n man look Ing 84 yenrs squarely In thfc backed by a life of activity writing yet writ ing articles bubbling with writing with a clarity mid freshness usually associated with men who have the world before them and tell ng from vast experience of the good things of the withal Insisting on low good a place this old world Is to live spite of pestilence nnd and betimes inculcating the principle that industry nnd faithful performance of duty will invariably jring their This decidedly ntercsting octogenarian Is Rich ard the Muser of The Hamil ton and one of the few re maining boys of the old brigade of the typestickers of cnerations gone lung To write seems second nature to the venerable and were he not to keep delving into the dim and distant dragging forth old re cords and blowing the dust of ages from to present them in fresh ened guise to his he would fqel as though he was of this world a hing apart Like many who went heir way to But er began his real life in a printing His habitat was the office of a religious and he i yet holds with the Methj After a Butler heard a call from the with its extended and with his stick in his pocket crossed the line in search of the almighty But j not alone when 23 and he bad himself a one of daughters and good it the happy many is still diamond wedding celebration todkplace last Over in tlnc16 Sams the printer his years at the and during trie Civil War joined the Northern and did his bit for freedoms again tread ing the printing paths of he went to and a newspaper publish in of thesame that he foundrock bottom in the publicity line and made a name for himself and his The Clinton becoming one of the towns substantial men a bank presi Republican leader arid what after the most iapproved American ViceContul BlJT Americanized as he Butlers beat a bit faster when he thought of his old Canadian and it came about that some twenty years or so being But lers pulled up stakes at Clinton and entrained for There Butler took up the duties of as sistant the American as was natural to a newspaper editor and Vice Consulate duties with due decorum and with A few years ago he resigned the to spend the rest of his years by his aln fireside and muse in thought and Coming once jnore In contact with newspaper soon after his re Butler could not resist the temptation to again push the and he eventually found his metier In rounding up the past and placing it in permanent form through the Muser articles In the Saturday Spec Let it not forgotten that the bulk of this writing has been done In the years far exceeding the scriptural span of The Musings are no mere but readable records and inter spersed with humorous sallies and good Butlers style is of a fitted to the musing and the fact that the newspaper management is reluc tant to the aged writer from active service ia best evidence that tje is still going It ia not generally known that the artist whg drew tho cut for tho head Ing over the Muser articles perpetrat ed u bit of a pictorial pleasantry on the when he depicted the Muser pipe in hand deriving inspir ation from thp Butler is not a devotee of my lady but he jfoke in good ami the ylpphas neVer been BemdoH falling back on an unusual ly retentive the Muser goes into the highways and byways of litevatwe In search of the ancient chronicles apd transmutes them Into breezy bits gfJarp for modern i in this has reacuud from ob i item of in and preserved which Nhould eiitlMiB him to official rocogni Ition HH a nuher unique Another of OftoKenar JH pi Athol Navy Heads Bom in Kingdom of Birthplace of Unit and Great Where Douglas Rosslyn and Robinson Crusoe Were Sir and Many By LANDELS IN clays of yore Scotland looked to the oof Fife lor her Today that gallant little county has given to the Em pire lh6 heads of its navy and atr bloated on three sides by the and on the fourth by a chain of hillsforming the gateway to the Scottish the county of Fife has developed a ruceof Inhabi tants characterized by the sturdy virtues of their forefathers who Were compelled by geographical circum stances to learn the secret of a Blessed with large deposits of Iron nnd oil shale rich In agricultural lands and fisheries possessing almost every conceivable Industry together with natural har bors the birthplace of a Royal Fife long ago and today IS prcud the sobriquet of King Just as it has always possessed the factors necessary to a self contained is now giving the men who at are doing moro than any1 other simi larlysized group to save the Em Sir Rosslyn First Sea Lord of the British Admiralty Sir Commanderin Chief of His Majestys and Sir Secretary of State for Air are all men of It is a record of which any com reasonably be and it is not surprising to learn that the natives Of the Kingdom who are not servIng tinder one or other of their distinguished men are ng to get In on the game still fur her by subscribing the cost of a new cruiser to named after their home It was in the heart of a noble pile still standing almost that many of the illfated line of Stuart kings were That with its strange streaks of genius and was freqiieijtly the curse and occa sionally the blessing of old Cale THe0 wisest of the and was Scotts hero ri The f of the The wisdom of Jarries in the crowns of i England and Scotland were isl although the title Solomon was bestowed by Sassenachs south of the The epigram coined by one the wits of his day that he never said a foolish thing and never dld ii wise one was more stinging for it is to this James more than to any one that we owe our author zed version the Bible and the eulogy of him that Is still printed In that edition of the Scriptures is jus even if it besojjnewhat fuN some according lo present day stan Sir Sandford Too BUT it la with the great common ers of rather little that we are Ono son of the Kingdom to attain fame and fortune in Canada wasSir Sandford the Dominicans greatest railroad Born In the Lang Toon of Flem ing learned the art of building rail ways under tutelage of dis tinguished civilengineer na tive and it was during hlsiap prenticeship that he assisted his the late construct the railroad that linksup the towns and alonrf the Fifeshire During this period he ac quired that practical knowledge which stood him In such good stead when he was entrusted with but vastly more operations In Canada in Connection with Intercolonial and Canadian Pacific Another native of KIrkcaldy was Adam professor of political economy in the University of Edin and author ol The of yMtrQUgh this distinguish ed professor Has been dead for a he is considered a vital fac tor in re great warby many who maintain that Britains sound finan cial position and her ability to meet her prodigious war ore due to the policy of free trade of which Adam Smith was the From the same burgh comes Sir Secretary of State for Air Still in the early for Sir Williani of th most successful of Scottish a position won by ability and hard work r The Kifi shjre Jn the This rollicking rhymer coyly admits that with Brother Butler ho was S3 yars young laHt on the occasion ofthoMuserH birth day rriebratloh In the Hards ran thus In the of tin throe versps from To Rtfhurd ioUjy Our fc Iliou his The M i y ago merry It ing of which Sir Sandford Fleming had a conslderabfe serves Cam unpretentious nnd not very lovely village consist ing of a few houses and a largo dis Here was born Sir Douglas of the Empires armies In and his Captain John who for some years prior to tho war was a mine manager In Northern Ones recollections of Cameronbridgo are a compound of odors emanating from the huge vats of tho distillery and the where the malt re fuse Is consumed with exceeding gusto tho straggling rows of but and ben cottages that appear to have fallen indiscriminately from the sky and the bolted and barred bonded Certainly there is no thing in the locality to suggest the heroic associated with the name of Many Fine Sailors AT the terminus of a spur line on the same railway is the pic turesque village of pro nounced In the castle over looking the its half dozen fishing was born fif tyfour years ago VlceAdmlral Sir Rosslyn First Sea Lord of the British The Boy who was destined to be come the Empires first sailor enter ed the navy as a midshipman in Plodding perseverance in mas tering his chosen bined with skill and initiative shown in many a tight have earned for this distinguished son of Fife the tremendous task of hold ng fast the command of the The Wemyss family of Fife has not given the Empire its leading sailor for it has produced men who iave risen high in commerce and the and a cousin of Sir Rosslyn Captain Michael Brskine commission In the Royal Horse No more daring 6r skilful sailors exist anywhere than those who man Ihefishing fleets that harbor along the Fifeshire Drifters and trawlers engaged in the many auxil iary tasks of the new navy are with men from the The little fishing hamlet of whose harbor is so small that it is frequent ly submerged at high is the birthplace of two sailors famous In Sir Andrew Wood and Robinson whom James 3rant made the hero of his historical The Yellow was Scotlands greatest and the proud claim is made for him that he never failed to win a Largos other great Alexander or Robinson as he isr be said to be a historically great his life and as seeiiVy the gifted and fertile imagination of De have and will continue to countless Who has not revelled in the story which Defoe saw in the experiences of the Fifeshiro sailor And who could guess that from within the small circle of country that embraces Cru soes birthplace were to come the three men who today are guiding the tremendous forces that main tain the Empires supremacy on on sea and in the air His Cigaret Machine Is the Talk of All Vancouver HES 70 YEARS OLD NOW The Senior Pilot Hat Been in Ser vice for Over Five He Knocked Out Commander T is safe to my that not many I people in this war have had tho supreme privilege of hitting a Uboat commander in the Jaw at the war will not end without this having happened skipper of the threemasted schooner John Wal out of Nova was on his way to England Ho fell In with a says the news ac and tho Uboat commander ordered the crqwf to take to their and then sank tho schooner with The skipper was ordered on board the to bo taken home as a I guess you will have to make a visit to said tho com mander Captain McPonald did not reply says the He waited a few and then his fist shot out and caught the Gorman on the point of As the U boat commander Ml the Nova Scotian turned and went head first over the I swam under water as long as I and when I came up I was for tunate enough In emerging In such a that one of the small boats was between mo and the The uudcruea boat moved about Iho small Intent on locating TJje search was atHI on ivhcnd destroyer hove into and the genus By BONALD HE Senior Pilot has a boys laughing eyes and he has tht boys mischievous de spite the fact that ho hag celebrated his seventieth He has a nice comfy which surrounds his sailor he is the most popular main on the The Senior Pilot does not chew nor does he smoke a pipe or a but ho Is ft fiend for Not the taliorriiado but smokes of his own manufacture and he pro duces theso out of a weird silver plated contrivance which has been in his possession within the memory of It is not a modern but bears the same relation to a 1917 model as the early automobile does to tho latest motor No one knows where the Senior Pilot got this but It is as famous in all ports of the world as the old seadog Wherever shipmasters fore In the comfortable captains or in those snug hotel smok ing Billy and his machine crop up in the conversation if Van couver is I was at Hastings loading lumber begins a you know Vancouver puts In another Then you re member Pilot Billy and his clgaret Did lie have it in your day He certainly is the andvtheh comes a flood of remlnls censes of the Senior Pilot For onequarter of a century has William Ettcrshank been in the and Bluo Fun nel Harrison Line oil tankers and mis cellaneous craft know He halls from Scotland and came to British Columbia oila little barque many years He came ashore here and In the early days operated a trading sloop carrying who were He was the first pilot to be appointed and used to operate in the pilot schooner long be fore auxiliary power was dreamed Billy is as active as a young and it is no trick for him to spring from the pilot launch and grab the rungs of a Jacobs ladder and swarm nimbly up and over the He always looks like Father Nep tund coming said a The Senior Pilot mounts the bids the gives him a bundle of ascer what deviation the compass sizes upthe man at the wheel anfa settles down to his long which will end when the vessel Is through the Not Official Pilot Now a preliminary tramp up and dawn the and after he had gol with the steering vagaries of the quarter the senior Pilot dives Into his pocket and produces his clgaret It la a masslvo thing cogs and the manu facture ofa amoko is an elaborate It requires nice adjust but the output is a perfect The ends need a little but this is soon ac Billy utters a sigh of satisfaction as he lights He has unfailing cheerfulness and this had remained unimpaired although he has recently sustained a hard For Billy is no longer an of ficial senior The service has Us age limits and he has passed and now he is not allowed to pilot a mall Thusthe magnificent flyers from Australia or the see him no but oc casionally one of these leviathans in from will an outward bound steamschooner or Japanese tramp and the brass bound commander of the mail boat will level his binoculars at the other Theres old Billy on the he and a friendly toot on the whistle sends greetings across the It frequently happens that he brings In a steamer with a captain of the new smart you still around1 may be the Im a young fellow When I see you before I remember I wan on apprentice on the Liverpool barque Wray was up here twelve years You took us out that So you see that Billy does not change He loves a good and likes a quiet game of poker and he had an ac He has seen tho service change He has been pallbearer to the men who stalled In the service but his health seems to be quite Impervious to the Ettcrshank thfl long and We are all Bhid he U still iiuvlBullns under a full Prince of Wales Dislikes Swank He h Well UfcdWherever Goes in France and ASK any French officer who has been1 tho bestliked English man in and ten to one his answer is tho Prince da Whilo King Gedrge WBS a a tho Prince of Wales has shown that he prefers tho Armyj to the He has tried both ser In 1911 he spent three months hard training In tho battleship Hin and before that ho had four years at Osborne and But It was not until tho war broke out that ho showed his true and they not naval but Both In France and In Italy tha Prince has been an Immense He has been popular with his his brother and with all tho French and Italians with whom ha has come In His chief grief has been that ho has been condemned to handle motor Jorrlos Instead of commanding men He has been the despair of his for whenever he could pos sibly get off on his he would take his bicycle and go exploring ns near the front lines as Tho moro unhealthy tho the more he seems to enjoy On his first visit to he peti tioned General Cadorna to let hint visit a most perilous post held Tho General rcpliedi I cannot oblise Wo do not want any historical incidents He works like any other junior of and has a hatred oC The only people he has ever been rude to are certain illbred persons who have kowtowed and Insisted on bringing In Vour Royal High ness every other Ho has a passion for keeping in good in where went withthe British Relief an a man of twice his found him one morning running around a field in shorts and a Tho officer stopped to call to hiin that breakfast was All was tha Donf wait for Ive got two more rounds to I should have thought you got enough exercise during tho gcstcd the Thats not replied the Must get a bit of Keeps a man you Keeps him The officer turned away with a Tho Prince was only two HARD TO EXPLAIN JjMELD MARSHAL LORD ME the Governor told an amusing story recently of a wounded Australian in a hospital there who fell in love with his mgj tese and eventually married Presently lettera of congratulation began to pour in upon tho bride her husbands friends and and most of them used the aamo ad jective in referring to calling him a model Curious to learn tho exact meali ng of tho slio consulted an English and discovered that model was a Imitation of the real The Canny Scot MAN called one day on a friend Scottish be fore the war had a largo continental business This war have hit you very he Vdrra replied the shaking his head Ive owcr sixteen hundred pounds me In an Im no mire Illever sea a bawbeo aald the other thats hard Loshf answered tho it Is but no1 flvo Band poondM thae same V I ;