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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 25, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta MAY 1018 DAILY EtEVKN Consolidation of Rural Schools in the Province Hy In AtWrtfl inoldde Tho most feature of the two or and only eduiiStfotial life 6t the province at one tuachor Is required for some of present is the pfogresalve esttibllab The nuiit of eondoUdated It is larger and tne ihtereat of par flftenn years Sir William Meents Is greater andnn all the year endowed iv ntimber of these I round school ie a or we might presented How the 19 hem to four of Kastern ilrovln of HIP namely Whenever a number of individual districts wish auk Now Ontario nnel tlie minlHlor of uducatlon to authorize Jrlncc Kdwnrrt Inland in order to Vnio o whether or not the nionstratn n bettor typo of school majority of Hie ratepayers aie favor service for tho country In tho hope i to In case of a favorable HI securing the adoption of such a voto organization Is gazet Contolldation In Western ted as a consolidated Kadi district n trustee and they There were none of these nametheir The Hshcd In Western Canada nt that i ment givea fullest UitltileKn In the ad tiuio though thero has been a rather I of financial a f fa Ira of the rapid growth of this of school in Kach district maintains Us Western Canada In all four piovlnidentity for tho purpose of electing morn particularly in Manitoba I a trlnitce and district must take and British Columbia has I care of tin own debtsanel rural school services In municipal this is likewise Subject to an ar groups and iitlelef union nnigementto pool itll the assetsand tiou and Saskatchewan likewise has made for a larger organiza tion than of the singlo district j consolidated The coiifiolldated but the movement In consoli1 board baa the same powers as village tliitlon as ordinarily understood is school boards and lit addition to this the greatest in Alberta arid Manij they have power to provide for trans Tho first coiiHOlidatcd school j portation of pupils from fbeir homes in Alberta was organised in nineteen I to tho hundred and thirteen and up to the It is the transportation feature In present fortyeight consolidations the that consoli have been made and thorn are twice i dated school a The average us many an this arranging for n larger j attendance of pupils in practically or least nro trying to find which means that tho rate liabilities of the scpirate districts and put tho under the MAD IN CANADA planting of Iredj holt now i t is ptotalb 1 a Instead of hav boys out all about There are About four payer gels full value for bis Important It may mean that the health reasons why consolidation taking j of he children la not subject to risk a strong hold In I through weariness and wet The of j in tho school itsjolf ti good CHBSI educatlon has Consistently followed I ficatlon of is Iho policy of trying to improve rural tioh of special teachers besides the school services by every means posj institution of high school services of j a general The fraternal spirit of Western countries finds expression Country Tho consolidated school means that In active educational support and i a new spirit has come over the i dream of the The bur Population is eo spare that it is den of system rout to overpowetvthe ayerage Impossible fo have efficiency in a district iThe industrial organization of j difficult for him kind of the country in large farm enterprises break from hido4qiindj academic teachei to extent of malting it in the south naturally favors bigger and better things in all its institutional the school be ing the most important Flexible It would obviously bo an economy if this kind of organization had pre ceded tho organization of the small district sthools but this would have delayed ttje providing of an elemen tary school service foinew It is the that where new districts are being form ed consolidations are being arrang ed wherever possible and the legis lation of the department of education 1s being moulded from year to year Into easy working shape no as to wake the cbange from individual to school serviced easy and ThV consolidated school Xis ually includes four or five individual jSfiaH is generally necessary to include thin many to ganization of classes but many of The pressure from is getting too strong for tho oldfashioned The man In the store and in the shop nivl on the farm demands that our institu tions and our life will be allof a and instead of education being what has been called preparation for it should be very much like living Instead of being concerned with forma rules and de finitions and it should be concerned partly at least with the doing Education is not now regarded simplyas formal school but as tho obtaining of experience which will directly aid in the mastery of the arts of The reason for this change is par ticularly In the rural consolidated school is that hitherto the ideals tluit a child entertains aei a result of school reading and leaching seem to be those that conbe realized only in the city and In the schools in the past The Stretchable Firebox Durability in a firebox depends mostly upon itg ability to expand when hot and to contract when without Ever notice that steel rails are laid with a space at the is wider in winter than in That space allows for stretching in the warm summer weatherif Kootenay fireboxes of of pure ipti That is Kootenay firebpXeS so If you do KaVe change comes out with a tap of a ho rivets or other good fService in the This is only one of UIP many features of the Kootenay Range deicribed in a beautiful little Service in the which wilt be mailed free ou It Ulla all a womanwan U to know about a range before she buys Lpndcm Toronto Montreal Winnipeg Hamilton Calgury Edmonton For Sale by HARP WARE Vancouver SaskuUjun Tj have been blamed taking and girls away from the plan now is to incorporate tn their certain kinds of wort that will develop a taste ac tivities connected with tlie Outdoor iind Indoor Besidew giving advanced training in Kfilnral academic studies the con solidated fichobls should concern ed with the teaching of agriculture both science and The opportunities teaching practically at school are somewhat limited but there are certain things tjiat can be done particularly will soils and ie possible to leach such things as the origin of the kinds of soils and their physical pro perties such as moisture holding capacity Is likewise possible to teach their to particular It is possible to teach the greatest of all physical laws in relation to that is the law oil and to illustrate the best methods of cultivation rela tion tothe operationof this The garden will A faimiftarejen and in addition will bo Iblfp to carry out of nd garden It will flat bo cMHUdOred a objection fromthe standpoint lh trustees Ilie prorluttfpfl ol tin Riirdon A good enuunercial Special Subject the There in the school ami the MIC divided Llntp grades lUne and nn for the fprincipal with classes between The principal doesnioct ilie j in airleUlturey tlie intniifdlate is iliaHfled in domnstic science aild this in snide pirpitaijlabile tin1 primary i teacher whohas time ii teaches the liuralt and in In il the It is forluiiiite seine i tipn staff to fulfil tinititeredts of j j Gold Is a University graduate nnd la j j sympathetic suitable expansions I in work General Community in a small town has not developed much Institutional life up to the present nnd the school seems to have flroppcd in just at tho right time to make It n ciimv for all kinds of community Already them have in HKI school short courses in nursing and cooking last year and this year a ie ph in The assemblyroom answers a great variety of All thn wo mens associations of and district such as the Hed missionary and clubs meet at the sometinns having a series of niEctings at tindifferent clubs that a whole days A couple of the younger us dinner in the domestic science room for those attending addition to these ineet hold nicetiiigy in nootl back These resources iJicludi formal sclipoi instruction and practi cal work as well as all kinds of work for both young Htors anfl Kdncnilon Is a life procesK to Ttfe Wainor fjiSlti1 11 geiod prairie own rtnrr lids the of good good Tho stores tlie are coinniodltftifl and The school at Warner In a law bunding and has been put up with llm idea of beiiiB ex panded destroying the sym Tli seliool is marked by good and has an active and efficient On count of he rather ban the school does express to tho exfenl the of tho country as sUown in some of the schools smaller It is the lelea of nc ur not tn Is In the to Rive conMderablo attention to decoration of the grounds and likewise to practical horticulture teaching on of the vacant pro perty held by the At the pres tlnln tiie senior classes of the school particularly among tho boys pretty small owing to Hie ireat demand for labor the establish of good in domestic fciejico and manual training in addi tion to and horticulture is contemplated in Hie Milk Milk itiver one of Hie new but it i likewise one of the good A iood brick been eroded with good flans assi mhly room and full Thorn will lie three teach ers in the school next Already a fine Hchool Harden has bcfn plant It contains a number of Harden beds for individual pupils and a large patch of spuds are being It will be a test out on varie ties and on lines of maturing for tliesH The meinbnrs of board anxious to keep their school properly vitalized with tfto rural Their and ag rieultnre promise to bo or best sort nhd tho value of the school to the community has beeil Tito teachers are thor oughly intenlsted in limiting their work of an social and indus trial The consolidations of the province considered so fnr indlcnto that edu cation Is coming more miij more to lu regareloel OR a social It school likewise appears thnt leadership is developing In the nniintry The work of conservation1 IK an Indigen ous impulse wliich gives it a tasting and effective Theextension of the consolidation iiiea Is strongly favored by thn MIi islpr of and it is entirely likely that it will ho inadiy operative wherever Its ad can realize REVIVAL MEETINGS A SERIES OF REVIVAL MEETINGS WILL BE HELD IN THE Presbyterian Coalhurst Beginning May 20th AT THESE SERVICES WILL BE IN CHARGE OF EVANGELIST ASSTD BY OTHER WORK if IS EXPECTED EVANGELIST SCOTT AND OF LOS WILL BE PRESENT A PART OF THE DONT FAIL TO HEAR HEARTY WELCOME EXTENDED TO air but that it can beconservedand held by deep good soil tex ture and a surface mulch is a big part of the science of prairie culti TJhe effect on the garden po tato crop of frequent cultivation in stead of neglect as shown by the pearance of the crop as well as by an examination of the under soil for teach a boy a good about Plant There are varied opportunities for teaching about The germ ination strength of different seeds or different samples of effect of are given in theschool ninl a series of lectures from business Tuen and specialists in various linen are hold during the winter With a little better organization of these the school will become an ideal commun ity well u first class i teaching The chairman ofj the board is to have an organized of lectures on cul types of farm farm management and cooperative activit and rural organization of wo Mitchell in is anxious to realize on all the educational re EMPLOY OUR QUICK RELIABLE SERVICE OUR BIG FURNITURE VAN AND AUTO VAN INSURES CAREFUL HANDLING WITH NO JARRING OR SCRATCHING OR CHARGES THE McLEAN TRANSFER 313 SIXTH STREET SOUTH PHONE 1097 the propagation anel improvement of all make the school experience valuable ii light of subseciueht occupation 1n the The manual training bench two or three sets of lsi likewise valuable in giving order tfhd accuracy to national constructive impulses of the Making Science of teaching of sewing and nursing has given new interest to the IJfe of the country The ftinelaniental interest in school is really the attraction of ideas and when the ordinary routine of the Jiouse is directed and illuminated by the science underlying there is more zest in the work for the hard work ing country There are many kinds of club Vork for both boys and girlij that are having an important ef fect In Increasing attractions of the One of the big backs of the country has been the ab sence of communication or social The pig cunning school sewing all giving a fulness and richness to the school experiences of the country boy and Consolidation Justifies As was said r inofetof the consolidations are in the southern part of the Morgans inspectorate alone has ten consolida tions already operating and others are being formed and they il lustrating things in rural education were not shown under previous Three Wsie These were wiivj nor and Milk Illver and tiieee school districts have all good a good staff of teachers and an ener getic body of all dis individuality suited to jjie taste of those directing the scneiMs or teaching This in dlvidufllity is n good U is the steam roJlar i education tbat has made An ideal sys temmust be answers to as largo variety ofneeds as possible instead of one makes overybqfly answer to a formal conventional roil although there is no doubt necessity of a good mastery1 of the simple1 instrumental studies such as calculation and i tocal i has a sehool seivlcfr that answers more susceptibly and ively to community needs tliBn emej should expect to find In the case a school that has only been In opera tion about a The Is ideal for the needs of tho Itj has good school grounds consisting of about three acres which givesaj good play aa well as souiolj room for The syhool biis tour ehiss rooms on tho main a general meeting place on the tppj and domestic sclenco and maiiH mil training rooms tlio II also has library and u water Tho which Is on lite grounds la but is comforlabl and leassd at nomintil rout oi per There is 4 stable llkewist on tlie A well considered plan of of lie premised being worked A strip Is being fftllyweel llys uf ground will bo used for tus For Active Service American business has been For both short and long hauls the gasoline truck has proven itself a thoroughly efficient form of And no intelligent field Executive would dream of tackling his job without the proper dependable touring car or It would amase you to know how many Contractors and Specialty Salesmen have adopted the These men have bought their for active and they have been influenced in their selection by practical con siderations They deliberately sought out the car that would offer the greatest dollarfordollar they fpund it in the PAIGEDETRQIT MOTOR CAR MICHIGAN The Henderson Garage Corner Sixth Street and Sixth Avenue South Phone 588 Provincial Distributors for PaigeDetroit Motor ;