Talala Topic. (Talala, Indian Terr.), Vol. 2, No. 41, Ed. 1 Friday, November 4, 1904 Page: 4 of 4
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IMeWspapers as Textbooks.
Professor W. A. Lynch, princi-
pal of the public school of Salem.
Ma , who originated the idea of
vitalizing newspapets as a means of
education in sshools, lias followed
the system for twenty years and in
lectures about the country he
f;eqnently explained his meth®ds.
In a recent interview on the sub
j- ct he said :
"I have found in my forty years
years experience, as a school teach-
er, in which, by the way, I have
lost on'.y niue days, that the best
way to bring vividly to the youth-
ful mind the real drama of lite in
its varied forms of commercial,
political and social relations is to
educate it to an intelligent perusal
of the newspapers. History,geogra-
phy, chemistry and, in fact, the
whole academic curriculum, teach
the theory of the world aud its
facts. No text book is equal to
the newspaper as a means for tak-
ing an actual and practical up to
date world in the school room.
I myself am a paid subscriber
to more than sixty newspapers,
and I feel that I am too poor to do
without them. As I said in one
of my addresses, if I eauld not
read a word—if I were blind and
deaf— I would still take a news-
paper and have it thrown at my
home so when people passed by my
gate they wuuld know I was a man
who was iutert.sttd in the welfare
and upbuilding of my community.
The motto 011 the blackboard of
my school room is "Printers' Ink
moves the world,'' and this I im-
press on my pupils The method
I use iu teaching the children by
means of a uew.>-paper is as fcrflows:
Every Friday evening is devoted
to the reading of the papers. All
pupils are supplied with papers.
No two pupils have the same issue
of the same paper, so as to prevent
confusion by pupils reading the
same article. Kach pupil reads but
one article, so as to be thorough,
aud this plan gives a greater num-
ber of pupils an opportunity to re-
cite what they have read. When
a sufficient time ha> been given for
a careful reading ot some article
tile signal is given to quit reading,
aud all the vapors are folded, .so as
to prevent tiie pupils from seeing
the article as read, aud each pupil
rises and tells the substance of
what he has read — an excellent
plan for securing attention and im-
proving the memory. Thus the
story of the outside worid, fresh
from the lives of busy and practical
men and women, comes iuto the
class room, aud the lessons of real
life are mingled with the dreams
and poetry of the stuituts young
The German and Swedish papers
acknowledge the originality and
usefulness of Prote.^sor Lynch's
idea, and heartily approve it, provi
ded that the pupil be of a suitable
age and careful uhoiee be made of
t.ie articles read.- -Globe Democrat.
This department of our paper
will be conducted by Prof. W. B.
Allen, and will be devoted to educa-
tional and scientific purposes,
COURSP. Ol? STVDY,RULES AND REGU
lations for talala public
It is the object of this announce-
ment to make known to the people
of Talala and vicinity the purpose
of the Board of School Directors of
this town to establish and maintain
such a school at this place that
shall be second to none other in the
Indian Territory, and to promote
and facilitate that end, the follow-
ing course of study is adopted for
thu government of said school.
1. The schools of this town shall
consist of Primary and Grammar
7 The first four grades consti-
tute the Primary department.
3 The Grammar School depart-
ment shall consist of the fifth,sixth,
seventh and eighth grades.
4. E ich grade shall represent
approximately one year's work.
5 Any pupil completing thTfull
course of studv as above constituted
shall he awarded a diploma, sighed
by the President and Secretary of
the Board of School Directors, and
by the facultv.
6 The text books mentioned iu
this eourss of study are the only
books that will he us d in school,
but students will be encouraged to
use other tsxts freely as reference.
7. The school will be free to all
persons between the ages of six and
twefity-one years, who are actual
and legal residents within the in-
corporated town of Talala, provi-
ded they have been a resident ot
Talala three months at the time of
the beginning of school.
■S. Any non resident family will
be permitted to send to the schools
by paying in advauce, to the treas-
urer of the Board ef School Direc-
tors, a monthly tuition of $ 1 00 for
e« ch pupil in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd aud
4th grades, and $1 25 for each pu-
pil in the 5th, 6th, 7th aud Sth
9th. Any one wishing to pay for
the entire term in advance will be
permitted to pay §6 00 for each
pupil in the ibt, 2nd, 3rd and 4th
graces, and #8 00 for each pupil in
the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades.
10. Parlies moving into town for
the purpose of striding to school
will he ehargea a tuition of 75c. a
month in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th
grades and $1 00 for each pupil in
(Concluded Next Week )
Red Front Feed Yard.
At the above place you will find an
abuudanceof Feed and comfort-
able quarters for your
teams at all times.
G-. S. IGIBIBS,
Yard on south Cherokee Street,
DO you NE
A Stove, New er Secend Hand Bed, Spring, Mattresses. Every-
thing for the Heme from cellar to garret ?
1\T IE "W" aoors
Kxuhanged for Old. Sole Agents for the
CHARTER OAK STOVE.
A Full Line of UIMDCRTAHING GOODS, F. M.
Fkitts, Talala Agent.
NOWATA HOME FURNISHING CO.. Nowata. I. T.
Have v'tni bought your PALL
SUIT yet ? Drop in and
let us talk it over, and
see mv large line
SUITS, $12 50 and up;
PANTS, $3 o > and up.
I have Agency of seven of the
Tailoring Firms in U. S.
"W- IP. Iv/C^-ZRTHST-
furrusber of Cailor ]Mack
NUWATA, IND. TER.
For Every thing in The
O- O TO
J. E. POINTER'S
PINE CAMP NO. 194. W. O. W.
Meets 2nd aud 4th Fridays in
each month. Visiting Soverig>*8
cordially invited to meet with u«.
S L Garner, C. C.
W. L. Chapman, Ckrk.
F. M. Fritt*, President; E. Y.
Bass-, Secretary; Joe McDowell,
C W. Riley, K. L. Wilmoth and
R L Karrar.
Talala Lociye I^o. 14^,
A. F. & A. M , meets on Saturday
evening on or before the fMil moon
ill each month. Visiting Masons
cordially invited to meet with us.
E. C. DI RALL. W M.
J. G. Lipk, irtc'y.
B. W. FREER. M. I).
SPKCIAL ATTENTION TO
Surgery and Di*«Q8®s °f
Women and Ghildr«
where you can get hoard by the
dav or week at rea>onable rates.
and Short Order.
Canned Goods, Cigars and Tobac-
co Give me a trial
Contractor and der-
Befere giving out your bui'ding
! contracts-for houses, fln*s. founda-
tions or barns see or write me at
TJLjLAHA, IliTZD. TEK.
Attorney at Law
JL. 2ST Tj
All business promptly and satis-
factorily done. Office in the Dr.
Freer building on west Sequoyah
TO HELP FARMERS
The United States Department of
Agriculture at Washington, and
mere than fifty Experimental Sta-
tions iu the riiff«rent Status, are
working to help farmers make
snoney A monthly paper has been
a#tablij.k«d to keep farmers pested
as to latest ideas in agriculture,
stafek raising, dairying, fruit-grow-
ing and all rural and d^aaestie af-
fairs. Send postal for sample ® py,
ai 3 red stamp* for 3 b ek number*.
Bwrt terms ko ag«nts.
Address Ajjriealtdpal Experi-
ments, Box 1000, [Minneapolis,
Livery Feed and Sale Static.
When you want to make
a quick, easy drive call
at the old reliable
TALALA LITEil BAH.
Horses boartltd by the Day,
Week or Month. Drivers
who know routes furnisrd.
THOS. BERHTOLF, PROP.
Advertise in your home pa-
per and send it to your friends
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