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1^ mfwd THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAR. THE COUHTY FLORA, ILLINOIS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 1907, NUMBER Sl INSTITUTE. Uteraatlng Setslon Cloud Friday Laat. TEACHERS WELLPLEASED Urt««t EarallMcat lath* History ol the CooDty. Tha Clay Connty Teachers' Institute trblch met in Klora laat week was pro- nonnoed, at ita close Friday afternoon, »a ot the moat incceasfal in tbe history oftheocnnty. It was attended by more than laO teachers. Thrte institutes are held each year, the aummer institute being the moat important~gathering ot the three. The aesaion continass (or a (oil weak and instead of papers and dtacasaions by tbe teachers of tbe connty there are special inetitnta in- •tractora provided and classes are con¬ ducted in the various common branches. As instructori this year Prof. Lewis •ecured tbree approved Institnto in strnotora who are specialists in tbeir choaen subjects, Prof. J. A. Davis, •nperlntendent o( the Flora city sebools, whose ability ia well-known bere by reaaon o( the (act tbat ht has spent two yeara in highly sncces((ul teaching in thia county, condocted work In arith¬ metic, agrienltnra and grammar. Pro(. W. E. Lngenlwel, pro(astor of mathe- rnatica in MeKsndree College, directed the work in arithmetic and reading. Prof. Lugenbeel waa (oruierly at the liaadof Anatin College and bit experi¬ ence tn achool work peculiarly fits him (or work aa tn institata instructor. Pro(. O. W. Smitb, of the Sonthem Illioolt Normal University, condoctad ^laaaee in geography, Illinois history and civica. Be la a typical normal man, an expert ia methods, (oil of facts, aod well-versed in pedagogisal) principlea. He is tbe anthor of a text book on Illi nolt history. ^Oneof tte (eatnrea.pf tba insMtnte waa the raaanar In which [Pro(. Davis bandied the work in agricnltnre. In -this aobject, aa well aa to grammer, Pro(. Daria showed that he was strictly np-to-date tn hts conception of snbject- matter aod in hia method of treatment. In directing the work in mnsic he wits able aaaistad by Mra. Davis, who led tbe oboma work. Prof. Lewia ia to be congratnlated on the snoceaa of the institnte, which was largely due to his foresight and prudence in management. The interest of tbe teachert in the work seems greater than in aay previons meetlag. The teachert like Prof. Lewis and seem determined to second bim in bis aSorta'to advance (he atandard ot lachool work in^Clay County. On Thnraday V. Q. Hoflman, aailst- ant state superintendent ot publlo In¬ struction, viaited tbe institute and made an addreaa to tba teachers. He mada a atrong) appeal (or the exttnslon o( the work ot .
|Title||Southern Illinois Journal|
|Masthead||Southern Illinois Journal|
|Geographic Coverage||United States, Illinois, Clay County, Flora|
|Description||An Archive of the Southern Illinois Journal Newspaper in Flora, Illinois. Flora Digitial Newspapers Collection.|
|Subject||Flora (Ill.) - Newspapers, Clay County (Ill.) - Newspapers|
|Rights||Digitized with permission from current newspaper publisher.|
|Contributing Institution||Flora Public Library|