McCurtain Gazette. (Idabel, Okla.), Vol. 12, No. 91, Ed. 1 Wednesday, January 9, 1918 Page: 3 of 8
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This Page is Devoted
Edited by the Teachers of McCurtain County
to Educational Interests
L. N. GRAY and T. A. HOUSTON, Associate Editors
We wonder if there is another
school in the county besides Ida-
bel that has a Junior Red Cross
organization. So for we have
not heard of any. There might
be many for the plan of organi-
zation is easy and simple. Girls
are glad to engage in this sort
of work for the sake of their
brothers who are in the trenches
and for the sake of their coun-
try even though they do not
have brothers in the trenches.
Our history is full of incidents
of the patriotism of the girls of
pioneer times. Are we to sup-
pose that our girls are less pa-
triotic than their grand mothers
and mothers. Give them this
chance to work for the Red
Cross. Write to Supt. M. A.
Nash, of Idabel, who is chair-
man of the Junior Red Cross of
McCurtain county. He will give
you definite information need-
METHOD IN READING.
For the purpose of studying
its method; it is convenient to
divide the reading work into
two stages: the preparatory
stage and the second stage or
advanced stage. The prepara-
tory stage consists of the first
three years of work; the second
stage consists of the reading
work; the second stage consists
of the reading work above the
third grade. It is this stage
councillors, the anxious multi-
tude of citizens, Governor Brad-
street, etc., will be gotton well
In the mastery of the theme,
the real meaning of the entire
picture will be worked out.
What is said in this selection is
not literally true, but it points
to a truth higher than the lit-
eral meaning. This selection
bears a message to humanity
and the picture suggests the
Getting and appreciating this
message is what is meant by
mastering the theme.
In mastering the fitness of
the picture to theme the reason
for choosing an old man in an-
cient attire, for marching him
alone against an army of sol-
diers, for having him to halt
them, for having him to cause
them to retreat and for having
him to disappear and to return
only in times of trouble, also ex-
pressions like: “Stand firm
for the old charter Governor,”
“On one side the religious mul-
titude with their sad visages,
on the other a group of tyranic
rulers with the high church men
in their midst,” “0 Lord of
hosts provide a champion for
thy people, etc., will be shown
as suggested the theme.
Aftre , the above mentiond
steps have been mastered the
pupil has well in mind the
do it, heaven
the past few years has increas-
ed from 50 to 75 percent, R. H.
Wilson, superintendent of pub-
lic instruction estimates from
only; A music class has also been
, (organized under the supervision
of living in i of Miss Fulmer and Miss Scott.
such stastics( as are available are in good condition.
that teachers’ salaries have in-
creased over a corresponding
period of time only about three
percent. Even in the days of
more reasonable prices, teach-
ers were not adequately paid.
What must be their situation
now with the cost of living al-
most doubled ? Certainly, theirs
is a trying lot. In addition to
meeting their most necessary
expenses, they are exepected to
buy Liberty bonds, subscribe to
the Red Cross and a dozen oth-
er war measures. About their
only exemption is the income
tax! Yet, teachers are, as a
class, extremely loyal. They
long to express their patriotism
in dollars and cents like the rest
of us. How can they do it un-
less they starve?
According to our constitution,
five mills may be levied on the
dollar by boards of education
and an additional five mills may
be voted by the people for the
support of education in this
state. Until the last June‘elec-
tion when an additional one and
one-half mills was voted by the
The pupils are doing excellent
Miss Martin has organized
two Basket Ball teams. They
Every child of compulsory
age in the district has been en-
rolled. Our yearly enrollment
has reached the total of 216. Our
average daily attendance for
last month was 144. Our
monthly enrollment last month
was 188. We issued seventy-
nine perfect attendance certifi-
Chas. E. Pittman.
County Superintendent Gray:
—School is progressing nicely.
Attendance is a little short on
account of bad weather. Make
us a visit when convenient for
Dist. 69, Free Centre.
The Garvin school was closed
last week on account of an epi-
demic of measles. Several cases
developed in the school two
days before the holiday vacation
so that a pleasing Christmas
entertainment in which all de-
‘v w“,°. cm-“kc 1 *'"*'*• , ,,aD we** in mina me une-naii mins was voted by the Par*ments °f the school were to
propose to discuss m this paper, j thought and feeling of the se- people, five mills had been the have Participated, could not be
„ JTfu mscU8S the other sta»e lection, and is in the proper at- maximum of school taxation Eiven-
anfJph0e„r,.paper.' .... titude of mind to read well the While this small increase has Pupils are learning and sing-
J8 ,th,at *an»uage selection orally. This he does enabled boards of education to mg patriotic songs with much
rm.rL w,tl? Ldls' as the last step. make some improvements, onlv enthusiasms. They have learned
3 i lts mterpretation To sum up the whole thing about one-half enough money is and often give the flag salute,
♦hm.iht oral cxpresa‘on °f its . there re five factors in the being levied for adequate school1 w‘th patriotic fever,
riiam invo KV? tbe lan- mastery of a reading lesson: equipment and the proper re- The yearly enrollment of pu-
^a£f 11 ^P'' L The mastery of the lan- muneration of teachers. Some pils to date is 45. We hope to
there that gUogeVu * year? a£o we made great strides be able to resume work after a
reading in? ? f?ctors , ?• Tba mastery of the sym- m education. Of late there has vo week’s vacation.
oral elnress^n Pr|uin?n bo!,or p'cture- t , been ,a tendency to rest on our Mrs. Alice E. Gray, Principal of
?<. flit nrt Silent reading . 3. The mastery of the lead- laurels. If we do not take a Garvin School.
is the process of getting the mg thought. keener and more active interest' _
4. The mastery of the adap- m school matters, we stand in a School increasing rapidly,
tation of the symbol to the £°od way to fall behind. Speak- Have enrolled eleven additional
leading thought. mg before the state educational! pupils first week of second
o- .Ihe adequate oral ex- ussociation last November, Mr. month. Attendance good
Por!,t"l0n . of the thought and Wilson asserted that the time! - - W.A. Carter, Sherwood,
leeiing in the author’s own : come when we can no longer j _—
w°rds refer to a building with four School work is progressing T ha..„ v „~T , ,
The teacher who teaches read-j walls and a stove in it as a good attendance and interest ri1 rl transf®rred to the
mg must deal with all of these I school, a statement that we can among pupils. Issued fourteen1 Cnoc^w .£huurcb’ and my next
factors. The fact is that many j well take to heart. perfect attendance cexS2ta* I report "?!' b-e from there-
teachers deal with the fifth of . More important than the this month. Pupils arfplaytag MuS1C Wood’ Dist 15-
THERE IS NO GET-
from the fact that we are POSI-
TIVELY HEADQUARTERS for
Fresh Meats and Groceries.
TO LOOK elsewhere is a waste
of TIME; to BUY elsewhere is a
waste of MONEY.
W. R. KILGORE
----,w SWMUg Lilt
thought from the printed page
Since the most of the reading
done in actual life is silent, si-
lent reading is the main purpose
in reading and oral reading is a
In the second stage of read-
ing the emphasis is placed upon
the interpretation of the dis-
Two kinds of discourse are
found in the second stage of
reading: didactic and symbol-
. Didactic or scientific dis-
course sets forth truth directly,
ror instance, if one should say
that man is crafty, sly, and elu-
sive, the characteristics of the
man are set forth directly and
the sentence is a little example
in didactic discourse.
But if one should say that
man is a “snake in the grass,”
the characteristics of the man
are set forth indirectly and the
sentence is a little example
Cress Christmas seals. I have
completed our 200. Boys have
promised to make excavations
for sanitary toilets. We shall
prepare a pleasant time for
New Year’s Day.
Nina R. King. Dist. 54.
This school cannot be taught
nor controlled by one teacher.
A. B. Barkman, Diet. 52.
School attendance is expected
to increase in higher grades
after cotton is picked. Assist-
ant has gone to Choctaw School
house and will make out report
Rose Hader, Bethel. Dist. 15.
new commissioner, John W.
Gates, of Bethel, who was ap-
pointed by the governor to fill
the unexpired term of John E.
Mr. Gates is one of the best
business men in the county and
his appointment meets the ap-
proval of our entire citizenship.
The place was unsolicited by Mr.
Gates, but the govemer knew in
him was good sound business
judgment, hence the appoint-
other four. Hence they are A. Garfield must have had
partially accomplishing one of ;sucb a thought when he said
the five things that ought to | that his ideal of a school was a ocu
be worked out in a reading *°£ with Mark Hopkins at one sisted
Mrs. L. S. DeBerry says
that she does not know how
she has got along so long with-
out the MAJESTIC. She is de-
lighted with it. If you are dis-
satisfied with your present
range come to the SPECIAL
DEMONSTRATION during the
week commencing January 7th,
the* factors and ignore the building >. iheto* hST Ja^s OTjSm’ .......* , aink , h~^ and^hees^VTfrom'thT' MA-
Roy Ogden. Dist. 4. child of compulsory age ° |JESTIC .factory^ will tell
T. G. NAPIER.
A DECENT LIVING FOR OUR
The School Board of Oklaho-
ma City is having trouble to
secure enough teachers, a con-
dition that prevails in many
-j vf«uCu, urn. 4. child of compulsory age. ' .JBOTu; lactory will tell you
c u i • j ~„ Frank Dillard Lukfata Dist q why the MAJESTIC gives such
School is good. The Board in- o^LuK ta, genuine satisfaction.—ROW-
end and a small boy'at'the oih thet£ ♦if TT, salarylior We have hung pictures in each LAND HARDWARE AND
er. Mark Hop*™ was at thai bel ^ InSt‘tUte at Ida' room, put up window curtafns, FURNITURE COMPANY. 2t.
time a great educator. »nH nr,e. ____, . and are buving Librarv books. —--
time a great educator, and pres-
ident of Williams college.
If we grant that teaching is
one of the most important of all
professions, and that personality
n one of the most important
Nearlv all nimil* ef ,'nrvi111 and are bu>'ing Library books!
■oJTw hLP en oltod P w'h*” '>:•> P‘*P™fr
I wish you a Merry Christmas.! &°°^ Q.hmtto“ program.
SELLS MANY FARMS.
W. H. Jones, Immigration
Agent of the Texas, Oklahoma
. and Eastern Railroad Company,
Attend 001 1S, m,0Vlng on nicely re- this week sold 8 farms near
gardless of the weather. We B-oken Bow for a consideration
* «.an . ou a merry unristmas. RlIth ivfai|ard ry«t on
C. J. Rushing. Lone Star School.! K ™ Mallard, Dist. 20.
School is doing well.
factors in teachm^^d^e I anrei?falr and IS betaSS’ ?ard,ess of We Breken Bowfor a conside
^•r,,n,U\.J^00',t.eachers fuch but there are severil case? of d«?ka and of. Tbe railroad com
ier; pany with improvements oi
| Lois \\ ood. Rock Creek, Dist. 76. long time and at a reasonable
vear instead of’e7aht“ Several mistakes in regard to>--rate of interest. Broken Bo\
thus making it possible for them compuls°ry age have now been: .Has it ever occurred to ™., . d- Prosper as a result.—Brc
to comfortahiv ....... , corrected. New pupils have .that a
,, -------“P. CiXCei— t- .----.J gicain.
sior, Evangeline,” “The Great I Fewer teachers enter training.
Stone Face” and “The Gray! 'Yhen they have graduated and
Champion” are examples of sym- ^ obtained their certificates they
bone discourse. do not remain very long, the
compensation than unskilled
day laborers? Why are thev
not paid twelve months in the
Beulah M. Rear, Dist. 75.
to comfortably'spend sfx'weeks I ™rrected- . New pupils
or two months nf tho beeI? entering the past
-------------- do not remain very .uug, me
In mastering a piece of sym- i ave,rage term of sendee being a
bolic discourse the first diffi- "ttle less than four years. Ev-
culty the pupil meets is the lan- ?ry year- one-third of the teach-
guage, consequently the first ,111? i°rce is new. Some are
step is to master the language, by marriage and more of
I he language reveals the pic! them seek more lucrative posi- A certain well-knmi.n I
syn,bol> the mastery of ilons- This creates a condition; in this state recently annnaloH
Which is the second step. The of unrest and change that is! to teachers^ not to leavTOll!
symbol suggests the theme apything but favorable to effi- profession for moronic f
Which ,s the third step to Z Clenay: The question is-how work on the ioZd of naSo?
earned. The fourth step is to can thls ^ rectified? How ahom thi L
know how well or how badly the Tbe one P°tent remedy will of the public and men ?atn<luSrn
picture fits the theme. The last be f°und in a very substantial I itv who consent to undereavdn'j
«Jhe °ral readin« of ^e salaries. | the instructors of the rising
to von ! ,wil! Prosper as
worn-out range wastes Iken Bow ^ews-
__ have ] —- — "
or two months "of"‘the‘summer beeI? enterin» the past two! money in burning too much fuel! -
vacation in adding to their per wee|cs-. Hope f°r better report |andt spoiling food? A range ex-' Thousands of MATFSTTP1
sonal equipment P next time- We are getting P^rt who will have charge of the are " old through '
AcelSLown eduactor Ialon* welb A D. MAJESTIC DEMONSTRATION | ^ommen£K\fh^K
fki. -----.. . I. i J. A Pina., n.ot 81 I during the week enmmenr n* ,— ____ y , “ 01 Pe°Pie ™
J. A. Piper, Dist. 81.
u mastery of the’ sym-
bol the old man with his various
attributes. New England, King
8tr«5t m Cornhill, soldiers with
matchlocks and burning
matches, mounted gentlemen—
Sir Edmond Andros and his
-- |«ionuttivv • tilt wui snow you now
We have 74 pupils and 56 j the MAJESTIC range cuts down
seats; ten of these have no desk household expenses.—ROW-
boards. We have no room for! LAND HARDWARE AND
aisles nor extra seats. Nor! FURNITURE COMPANY. 2t.
have we even room for com---
3^- take as an illustration ZZSve^nd^uncom!!pSic°in thltV’^EoSS^*^!dSm“tiSi,^e0Sh^iirSirto h
thing like this: Read the se- feehng the pinch of the high cost; ---- A \f Prett Dist i« 1 Ku htuklo. One gray horse
lection through so as to get a °f living in a measure suffered i _ RED LAND ' ‘ * ran’ Ulst- mule, weight about 800 pounds,
ireneral idea a.^ to what it is by few people of intelligence and „ Since our last report from mv chief trouble u ibof ^ °ae ey® out’ dim brand on hip.
about. The assignment as to ability. Owing to the nature of Redland, we have noted with niu .^bat pu; The other a small brown mare
tbe "Ja8tery of the language
should be something like this:
Master the following words as
stifled, filial, mercenary, de-
spotism tyranny, martial, apos-
tone, calmly, massacred, atroc-
ills, patriarch, sensible, bulli-
vant, frigate, preistly, vestments
prelacy, persecution, edifices,
•ure, irresistible, attitude, exul-
tation, apparition, alternative,
disused, unaccustomed, obscure-
ly, adicated and vindivate.
Janiuu,v^7th !^th“emZd know S they
♦ you,how cook and bake better, burn less
fuel, and save repair expenses
Come to our store during tht
week commencing January- 7th
and the MAJESTIC expert wili
tell you why the MAJESTIC is
the Champion among ranges.—
ROWLAND HARDWARE ANE
FURNITURE COMPANY. 2t
ability. Owing to the nature of Hedland. we have noted with pila'are carrvinin‘ol i 1 h<; othe.r ,a sma11 brown mare
their work, which is second to mterest the progress of some grades As‘there h! hS ’ weight about 700 pounds,
none in its importance to socie- of our neighboring district, and fSnt scWs th?n tbrf.d,f: Will pay $10 reward,
ty, they are compelled to main- take pleasure ourselves in “com-! „?! 8 i?thls district I 3t. Pd. AARON BROWN,
ty; they are compelled to main-
tain a respectable appearance,
and they cannot resort to such
mean economics as those not
serving the public
toi'oS’Sr*'1’™ in 'com'jam unable to give accurate
Many*great”things are 4
pening out here tho space1 H~ McCoy’ Dlst~ 4-
reasonably good quarters. They
need the most nourishing food
and plenty of it to meet the de-
mands upon nerve and brain.
Many of them are expected dur-
ing their summer vacations to
go away and take special courses
of instruction in order to keep, ____________ ..._______
abreast of the times. Nor is poultry show, which" proved to
this the whole story of their dif- j be a great success. Every farm
ficulties which would fill | product was on exhibition, not
a volume—many of them are even excluding the Giant Cockle
nut 5. V.T . * . c »pout;
*»~* ’*■•* uuuiii; can some- forbids mentioning but a few of: A ,. .
times adopt. They must dress them. We have organized two seadlng in third month’s
decently. They must live in literary societies; one comprises repo£t- Our enumeration is
reasonably good auarters Thov grades second to fourth, inclu-'niucb larger than our enroll-
sive; the other, from fifth to l™3111- This may be attributed
eighth, inclusive. These socie-! t<?,80me having moved away and
ties entertain every Friday, others< being Indians, are at-
taking turn about. ‘ ’ j tending other schools. We ex- an and will show you why the
We had a good program on £5®* enr.011. a11 between ages MAJESTIC is the only range for
Thanksgiving Day, and at the , fand 81xte^n- you. — ROWLAND HARD-
same time we had our farm and ™ L R,ser* Mound Grove. Dist. I WARE AND FURNITURE CO.
Experience in thousands of
homes has proved that the MA-
JESTIC is the one range that
gives real satisfaction and cuts
down the cost of living. An ex-
1 pert from the MAJESTIC fac-
tory will be at our store during
the week commencing January
7th and will show you why the
Full school and doing
Pupils have bought 153
j NEW COMMISSIONER,
well, j The Commissioners Court op-
Red'ened Monday morning with a
One roan mare, about 4 year
old, shod in front; one grai
mare, about 10 years old, shoi
all round. Said stock were takei
up about three weeks ago.
c^miles southwest of Haworth
-.The expert from the MAJES
TIC ( factory who will hav
eba/ge of the SPECIAL MA
during the week commencini
January 7th, will expect to se
every boy and girl at our star
between 3 and 5 in the after
noom Watch our advertisemen
in this paper for further partic
ulars—it tells how to get a MA
JESTIC High Flyer free.—
ROWLAND HARDWARE ANI
FURNITURE COMPANY. 2t
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