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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 10, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGBEIGHT THE LEtHRRlDGi; DAILY IHSRALD FRIDAY, MAY 10, 1918 RANDOM NOTES OF A COUNTRY SCHOOLMASTER ' ^ (Fourth Paper.) W� � hear connidernble nowRdays iBbotit "protesdlonaliBin" among te�cli0n. I tako It that tho word ataana' the development of a code of thloij.ap^lal to the requirements aad -'damandg of the profoaslon. such la asnta among doctors for instance; tlio bbdo of TOoralg known a3 pro-teatkmal ethics and a constant re-fareace to tho honor of the profes-alon'bctnt the surest sign that such prDfaijiMonallsm does exist. ThairaaUtt obtUcle to the growth of aach a spirit amons teacher* it ike Instability of office among the taachlng force and to this there are a 'foodlr number of contributing CAUaea. "Onoe a physician, always a phy-aldaa, but once a teacher never acain, seems to be about the way it wwrks. That is, teaching seems to be � a profession from Avhich people tend ' to �acape rather than remain in it � for a life time or simply retire. I � think statistics will support the state-Bent that the large majority of teachers regard teaching as a temporary employment. A convenient and not too difficult opportunity to put � off or prepare for the more serious business of life or in the case of the fair sex, to purchase a trosseau. Those Who Are Fitted. I oan remember frequently meeting lady teachers who seemed to me by nature and temperament Just "cut out" as the saying goes, for teachers. My natural expectation ivas to find in them the consecrated teacher, one whos,} end and aim was teaching, who looked upon it Is a a genuine life work, and worthy of some sacrifice of personal likes or comfort for the attainment of fexcel-lince. In every case I have received a rude shock when by some casual , word or expression It has been let fall that the real aims and deeper motives of life lay quite' outside of thsir profession. With women of whatever age or attraction ( or lack of them) marriage seems to loom constantly before the mind as the great possibility, the men, in this province at least, are generally looking forward to the ownership of a farm and j independence thereby, or If not that, Uiey are preparing tor the establish-1 j ed professions. The men teachers will ' say and with rights that tealchlrig does not offer enough for a man (o oonloraplata "staying by It' for a life time. Far and away the largest number of teachers fire women, and If their most insistent call Is to wife and motherhood, we cannot quarrel with that ,but it is a fact that tha tendency to regard teaching as an adven- j tltious occupation does a. great deal I to prevent prorosslonalism .among | woman teachers. Au added force i pulling in the same direction is the : generally accepted tlveory that when i a woman marries she automatically { becomes not a teacher-whether leas ' or more than a teacher depends per-1 haps on circumstances, but tlie feeling Is certainly strong that she bo-comes something different. While It is true that marriage and attendant motherhood remove a woman from the active ranks for a time, there is no reason why such women should not be regarded as off duly, on leave or some such temporary absence. 1 am firmly of the belief that a recog- ! nitlon of married women as still "silent partners'' in tho teaching ranks, would tend to bring them back later, ripened in years and experience. Charles Klngley may not have been the first to say it, but he has said most emphatically that teach- ; ers of children should be persons who had had children of their own. Should Not Be Lost Certain it is that, because they have children of their own, is no reason why they should be lost to the profession. A good mother or good father other things being equal, will make the best teacher. The single women in tho profession should present no obstacle to this change of status, by reason of their own future being favorable affected by it. Another Reason. Another reason for lack of  cohesion and loyalty In the profession In this province is the absence of any system of grading, whereby training and experience are equitably reward- ed. It la frequently the case now that a normal school flodgMng receives the highest salary In a district where many older to.ichers are employed, but this Is simply because tlioro Is no sot of standards and lu the present ffcarclty ot teachers It la,a sort of catch as catch can arrangement, and tho devil take the hindtdbat, both h� regards teachers and achoolsi Since U\e dopartnvent of eduoatlon goes so far as to prepare, and qualify teachers, may wo not hope for a tinje when they will take the next logical stop and prescribe a strict salary regulation for certain qualifications'? I caixnot sec that this would work Jua-tico to anj'one. It would very probably do a good deal to remove tho profession frtvm political dominance, a solutinu devoutly to l^o prayed for, but It would no doubt find oppjnonts, tor the !U>vll never lacks an advocate. It h quite a truism to speak of teaching as "tho noblest profession in the world." but all teachers who can afford to bo quite honest two can't all of us, will not fall to admit that as things are at praaent, a startling amount ot old .fashioned wire pulling Is necessary to land a teaching noble In a seat of honor. Yes, some scale of promotion such as every up to date  factory uses would no doubt add dignity and stability to the "job"; It can scarcely bo called a profession. Trustee System. The trustee system which was no doubt devised as a peculiarly democratic institntlon. Is one of the most cumbersome pieces of civic maf chlnery yet devised-that la in re-teroncc solely to the hiring of teachers. A more centralized bureaucratic control would undoubtedly add to the rod tape of the profession- no doubt a cheaper grade of stationary would have to be used, but a change of troubles Is stimulating and I know I speak for many ot my brethren when 1 say that any system would be welcomed whereby a teacher could know "where he was at,'" or approximately where he ought to be at, after ten years in tho profession. As a very successful and popular principal said to mo last year on voluntarily leaving the profession which so greatly needs him: "It may be the noblest profession, but it Is the most ungrateful job a man cnn hold!" I submit that the nobility of it is in the actual and satisfying exercise ot the teaching faculty, the unsralefulness of It is largely a matter for adjustment. A firm economic basis for every Industry of man is going to be one of the demands of the new aftor-the-war world, and it must form the foundation stone of true professionalism among the ianks of teachers. .mIJ. Hand It Out To Them S as They Pass-- Or better, acnd them half a dosen ban of thti nour-bhiiiK chocolate. There is many a brava fellow hungry to day in the trenches, who will appreciate this highly concentrated food more than anythine else. Positively the f'mett eatinf chocokU nude, Sc and 35c. fiiwi. 'OWANlS ^Active Service HOCOLATE High-Grade American Dentistry. OUR early training In the foremost Colleges of America, the country which leads the world In dental achievement, has a large bearing on the widespread pubUo confidence which we now enjoy. But of equal bearing also is tho fact that In our relations with the public we preserve a strict honesty of purpose, having al-WAy� In view tho actual require-menta only, of e&'-h patient. Not least Important to tho success " of our practice Is the tact that Dentisyy At We Practise It Is a Gentle Art. Drs. Bruner, Richards & Nelson ' High Grade American Dentistry :.%,..m 363 Ott Bik., 4 Doors from Lelhbridge Hotel, Lethbridge 'J LETH8RIDG�, ALBERTA CALGARV OFFICE-11BA EIGHTH AVENUE E. EDMONTON OFFICE~3 CRi8TALL BLOCK. OIRYPLIS COUilL lEI (From Our Own Correspondent) Etzikom, April 15.-Ax a regular, meeting of the council ot the Flowery Plains iluuieipality hold on the above dale In the municipal office the following were the, proceedings: Jloveii by D. Morris that the 1913 taxes on the X. W. 6-7-4 be cancelled, owing to the assessment being made prior to the time that Lucian Samule-nock filed on the said land. Carried. Moved by Geo. Weeks that the N. E. 5-6-7-4 be assessed to Sabin Gog-olinski instead of N. Yonin as previous records show. Carried. Moved by Geo. Weeks that N. Yonln be !)sked to produce his filing receipt to the secretary so that his taxes may be adjusted. Carried. Moved by D. Morris that Mr. Nere-son's claim for planka on the Bennio culvert in 5-D be tabled until next meeting. Carried. Moved by D. Morris that a proviso be added to my motion of March'27, 1918, that wheat or oats may be bought locally. Carried. Moved by D. Morris lhat the secretary write the C. P. R. re lot 16. block 2, Pakowkl, assessed to N. Dol-vln. Carried. , Correspondence read: J. J. Conk-lln re road work and the Mauyberries bridge .site; A. F. Crisp, re seed grain; provincial secretary re Hospital Act; Dept. Int. Irrigation Branch re Spring Lake; the last named letter was tabled until next meeting. Moved by D. Morris that G. B. Mie-boscli be notified that the municipality have purchased 50 acres of the N. W. quarter of Sec. 9-6-8-4 surrounding Spring Lake and for Mr. Miebosch to remove his fence from around the Clothes with a Futurc SPRING MODELS $25.00 $35.00 $40.00 These prices if paid for a Fashion-Craft Suit or Overcoat mean full value in quality, style and service FIFTY styles from which to choose what you require. Materials and patterns all that could be desired Cloths of merit are hard to get, BUT we have them, whilst the workmanship in all garments is universally the same SELLING AGENTS 33AKO):-, VOIT R,ICHTHOFE,N. GERMAN FLVINQ ACE KILLED IN BATTLE, Captain Caron Muntrled von llichUlofon," German aviator and loader of tho famed "Flying Circus, luiH linen killed on the Western front Mo 1.1) crodltod with having downed hlKhty oiipoiieniH' and was noted for hlH linrliig uud brilliancy lu the air. In iiccunlanco with the chlvalrj' which p\iHts between Hying men, he was bur-, lad with full military honors. LOUIS KEEt . FASHION-CRAFT STQRE V LETflBRIDGE same /mmedlatelj^^*as the council desire to make soijio' improvements at the spring. Carried. Moved by D. Morris that the 'Altor-ado School District requisition of $250,00 be accepted. Carried. Moved by Geo. Weeks that the rate of pay on the Etzikom Coulee work shall be as follows: '$9.00 per day for man and 4 horse team; $7.50 per day for man and 2 horse team; $4.00 per day for single htfnd;; Carried. Moved by J. S. McFarlane that the road sheet presented by W. Wlddup for work on the Etzikom grade be accepted. Carried. Moved by J. W. Jackson that the 1917 Pound Bye-Law be accepted for the present time. Carried. Moved by D. Morris that L. H. Trax-ler be appointed bound-keeper in the 5-8 district. Carried. Moved by D, Morris that the tax receipts produced bo accepted and credited on the respective persons taxes. Carried. Moved by Geo. Weeks that the accounts re ab.stract3 of Judge Green, Geo. Ralney and R. Gardner be paid In fuU. Carried. Five voted for, one against. D. Morris, against. Moved by Geo. Weeks that 30 per cent of the present liabilities be paid. Moved by J. W. Jackson that the council adjourn until the 23ra of May, 1918, at 10 a.m. Carried. Company; selection by the band. Luncheon and "punch" was now served by the youhg ladles. Dancing was theu Indulged in by all for three quarters of an hour. The closing number was given by the band, being "Home Sweet Home," "Good-bye, My Lover, Goodbye," "Auld Lang Syne," and "God Save the King." The last piece was played first by the band, then second time by the band and everyone present singing God Save the King. Then the final and moat touching part of tho program was the singing by the ladies only of "God Save Our Splendid Men.' The whole evening was moat enjoyable and the boyB were given u real farewell that makes them feel they liave the whole-hearted support of the community of Loavltt. J. A. CALDER NOMINATED. Woodstock, Ont., May. 10.-John A. Calder, farmer of East Nlssourl, was the unanimous choice of North Oxford Liberals at a big convention held heAe yesterday to name a candidate for the seat In the Ontario Legislature left vacant by the reslBnatlon of Hon. N. W. Rowrtl. He is a cousin of Hon. J. A. Gaidar, ot the Domlntou Cabinet. , LEAVITT HONORS BOYS WHO ENLIST (Tram Our own Corre�Donfltnt) Leavltt, May 8.--Last night, Tuesday, May 7, tho Leavitt people turned out en ma�ee, despite -the fierce storm, to pay honor and tribute to the soldier boys who are called to the colors, and ;who .leave tomorrow, .May 9. There ar�i'isix.;young. men leaving immediately from Leavltt, viz.: VVarran L. ^mlth, ston of Bishop W. G. Smith; Joseph Leavltt, son of Thos. R. Leavltt; Jerry Leavltt, son of Jc.remlah LeavlU; Charles Pilling, son ot Ellas Pilling; Earl Has-lara, son of Ephrlam^^iiHaslam; Daniel II.' Leavitt, son of Ww- LcavItL A very, interesting' program was given at tho farewell'as follows: Selection by the l-eavltt Brass band; quartette, "Canning the Kaiser"! by iiiiwrenco Ijeavitt, and Co.; character sketches ot tho Soldier boys who are loavlhg now, by Oavld O. Wight; comic recitation, ''Food Regulations," Golden -LeftTltt; Trio, "Old Kaiser Bill," Leavltt ftnd irEVEBY CAR THB: dominion Rubber System policy is universal Mtisfaction - a policy which, in four yearp) has made us the largest manu-factureni and distributors of canadian-made tires in Canada. 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