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FEE - - INDUSTRIAL HIGH SCHOOL MAYSVILLE, KENTUCKY _ 7~~~~~~~~~~~ An Accredited High Sthool, with. courses in' the various tradces W. H. HUMPHREY, Princ'ipal 'This is the second of a series of school buildings recently -con- structed for Colored Youth by Kentucky Boards of Edu- cation. "An EulEutoaOprutpf ekChd = ="An Equal Educational Opportunity for Every Kentucky Child"- K-E-N-T-U-C-K-Y C-E-N-T-R-A-L Life and Accident Insurance Company ANCHORAGE, KENTUCKY Over One Million Three Hundred Thousand Dollars Paid To Policyholders and Beneficiaries in 1929 AS FOLLOWS: 128,351 Weekly Indemnity Claims for ........................ $1,016,855.43 2,600 Death and Dismemberment Claims ................ 307,499.07 128,351 Weekly Indemnity Claims for ..................... $1,016,855.42 Over Ten Million Dollars Paid to Po'icyholders and Beneficiaries Since Organization LOUISVILLE DISTRICT OFFICE: Banker's Trust Building District Offices in all principal Cities of Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Michigan Kentucky State Industrial College Established 1886 FRANKFORT, KENTUCKY A SCHOOL WITH A PURPOSE Offers courses leading to A. B. Degree with Majors in English, Education, Social Sciences-B. S. Degree with Majors in Agri- culture, Home Economics, Physical and Biological Sciences-Two year College Course preparing for Medical and Dental Colleges. Well Trained Faculty Added Equipment in All Departme-ts, Comfortable, Attractive Surroundings, Wholesome Atmosphere for Study. RELIGIOUS ENVIRONMENT FULL ATHLETIC PROGRAM For Particulars, Address R. B. ATWOOD, President LINCOLN INSTITUTE OF KENTUCKY Lincoln Ridge, Ky. Accredited Junior College. Accredited "A" Class High School. Teacher Training Courses approved for certification by Ken- tucky Department of Education. Wide range of Vocational and Commercial Courses. For information write B. E. ROBISON, President. I The K. N. E. A. Journal Official Organ of the Kentucky Negro Educational Association Vol. 1 December, 1930 No. 2 Published by the Kentucky Negro. Educational Association Editorial -office at 2518 Magazine Street Louisville, Kentucky Atwood S. Wilson, Executive Secretary, Louisville, Managing Editor W. H. Humphrey, Maysville, President of K. N. E. A. J. L. Bean. Versailles S. L. Barker, Owensboro Board of Directors W. S. Blanton, Frankfort F. A. Taylor, Louisville Published Bimonthly during the school year: October, December, February and April PRICE 50 CENTS PER YEAR OR 15 CENTS PER COPY Membership in the K. N. E. A. (One' Dollar) includes subscription to ' the Journal Rates for Advertising space mailed on request Present Circulation: 1500 copies . . . 1930 K. N. E. A. Membership 1270 CONTENTS Editorial Comment ............. Annual Spelling Contest......... Suggestive Words for Spelling Be The John G. Fee High School.... Page ...........I .................. 2 ............................. ,............................ 4 ............................. ............. 10 Dedicating the School .......................... The N. A. T. C. S.............................. K. N. E. A. Exhibit Items for 1931............... Outstanding Educators for 1931 Program. District Associations Meet....................... K. N. E. A. Kullings ................- U. of L. Receives $25,000........................ What is a Good School?......................... By-Products in Education ...................... The K. S. I. C. Library........................ Suggestions for All.................. K. N. E. A. Kullings............... The Common School ................ Kentucky Hall at K. S. I. C........... .............11 .............12 .............13 .............. 14 ............. 15 ............. 25 ............. 18 ............. 19 , ..20 . .21 .,. .2S ... 25 ... 27 ... 28 ..................... ..................... ..................... ...........I ......... Editorial Comment I YOUR ANNUAL DOLLAR. Your roll call for 1931 memberhip fees in the K. N. E. A. has now begun. Each colored teacher in Kentucky is asked to pay one dollar to aid in putting over the program of the Kentucky Negro Educational Association. Each dollar will aid in the publication of the K. N. E. A.. Journal, in paying the expenses of speakers at the 1931 convention, in the awarding of exhibit prizes, and in the execution of a legislative pro- gram contributing especially to the educational needs of the Negro chil- dren of Kentucky. Already some counties have enrolled one hundred per cent in the K. N. E. A. for 1931. Others have pledged to follow. Each teacher is now called upon to pay one dollar to the county organizer, Iprincipal of her school, or send it directly to the K. N. E. A. Secretary. This is a professional obligation of every loyal Kentucky teacher. Send in your fee now. Why wait? THE K. N. E. A. SECRETARY. At the suggestion of some of those interested in the K. N. E. A. the present executive secretary, Atwood S. Wilson, took under consid- eration entrance into the race for the presidency of the K. N. E. A. at the 1931 convention. After a careful study of the matter he has decided that he can serve the organization best as its secretary, par- ticularly at the present time, a time in which the K. N. E. A. Journal is just being started and the scholarship. fund has just begun to func- tion. The present executive secretary-treasurer will, therefore, be a candidate for re-election at the 1931 convention. The Board of Di- kectors of the K. N. E. A., at its annual meeting, was pleased with this decision on the part of the secretary, feeling that he should continue in his present capacity, which permits him to shape the policies of the K N. E. A. and direct its activities. (By W. H. H.) OUR 1931 CONTESTS. Elsewhere in this publication there is mentioned some of the con- tests and exhibits to be sponsored by the K. N. E. A. during this schol- astic year. As indicated, there will be, (1) the annual spelling con- test; (2) a state declamatory contest; (3) a state-wide athletic con- test; and (4) literary and industrial exhibits. Teachers are urged to read the details and regulations for these contests and to start now preparing to send their entries to Louisville for the April meeting. In the meantime, your suggestions will be appreciated. 2 SUPPORT THE K. N. E. A. Did you ever stop to think of the value of an organization? Do you realize that an organization can do what an individual cannot do? Do you realize that the K. N. E. A., Ibeing an organization of the col- ored teachers of Kentucky, is your greatest protector, that this is the organization which is ever alert to encourage all movements pertaining to the welfare of the colored teachers and colored youth of Kentucky? Realizing the above factor, no one of us can fail to be a booster of the K. N. E. A. Advance enrollment in the K. N. E. A. is your expression of appreciation of the professional service being rendered by this or- ganization. TEACHING CERTAIN IDEALS. In our work as teachers of the youth of Kentucky a noteworthy aim should be the improvement of the character of the colored youth of Kentucky. This is one of the objectives of secondary education and would meet one of our greatest needs. Better citizenship would do much to raise the status of the rac in general. Let us strive to teach our pupils Honesty, Courtesy, Obedience, and Cleanliness. Each pupil might be taught to daily recite and live a creed of the following type: "On my honor, I will do my best to be honest, courteous, obedi- ent, and clean, in my home, in my school, and in my community, thereby making myself a fit citizen." THE ENROLLMENT BLANK. Along with this issue of the Journal is being sent to every teacher a 1931 enrollment blank, which includes a subscription to the K. N. E. A. Journal. Teachers are urged to use these cards as indicated on the bottom of them in a 'larger way than heretofore. In order that we might enter the K. N. E. A. Journal as second-class matter at the Louis- ville Post Office it is necessary that we have six hundred (600) sub- scriptions in the handwriting of the various subscribers. If teachers will, therefore, fill out this enrollment and-subscription form and send it to the secretary of the K. N. E. A. we can enter our publication during this scholastic year. Principals are also urged to collect these cards when they send in their enrollment fees for their entire corps of teachers-likewise, county organizers may do this. The officers of ihe K. N. E. A. thank you in advance for this cooperation which has been suggested. The officers of the K. N. E. A. wish every teacher A MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR 3 Annual Spelling Contest The Fifth Annual State Spelling Contest will be held at the K. N. E. A. convention on Friday, April 17, at 9:30 a. im., under the au- spices of the Ele'mentary Educa- tion Department of which Mrs. Lucy H. Smith is chairman. While this feature will not be on the gen- eral program it will nevertheless be an attractive feature of the meeting. An eff-Drt will be mad- to have the Courier-Journal and Louisville Times donate the prizes at the final contest. The K. N. E. A. will also conduct an elimination contest in Louisville and Jefferson County during March to select the local winner. In all contests an effort will be made to award larger prizes than heretofore. All coun- ties and cities are urged to .plan elimination contests at once. Be- low is a list of the rules to govern the final contest at Louisville. They may also be used in elimina- tion contests throughout the State. Rules for Spelling Contest. 1. All pupils of the eighth grade or lower grades in the state of Kentucky are eligible. Each pu- pil must represent an educational unit, that is, a city system or coun- ty system. Local contests should be held to choose chese entries. 2. A list of suggestive words is being published by the secretary of the K. N. E. A. to help prepare pu- pils for the contest. 3. The 'words used in the final contest will be from the list in the K. N. E. A. Journal followed by any fifth to eighth grade words chosen from the State adopted spelling text. Final words will be chosen from any spelling book necessary to choose the winner. 4. Three judges from the vari- ous sections of Kentucky will have complete charge of the contest. Their decision on all questions will be final. 5. Every speller in a contest re- ceives a new word and has one trial on it. No word is given a second time until the contest has been reduced to two contestants. 6. Spellers must drop out after misspelling one word (or two or more words, if so decided by the judges at the time of the contest, the number of entries to determine this). 7. Contestants may request that a word be pronounced or defined before attempting to spell it. It is suggested that each contestant pronounce a word before attemp- ing to spell it. .8 Any question relating to the spelling of a word shall be referred to the judges immediately. All Protests must be made to the judges before a new word is given. 9. The county or school sending an entry to the contest will 'be re- sponsible for the expenses of the pupil to and from Louisville. .10. At least three major prizes will be awarded the spellers in the final match at Louisville. 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And yet these, in those little sheets of' paper, speak to us,. arouse us, terrify us, teach us, comfort us, open their hearts to us as brothers." ' "Genius is nothing but the pow- er of making a continuous effort. Fix''in your wind the thing you ar' going to' do, the thing that is worth while, and''then do it with determination. There is no obstacle that cannot be overcome by the man who puts force and: intelligence into his work. Obstacles are great only through lack of trying diligently and' continuously to overcome them. They will be overcome un- less there is an inherent weakness of purpose on our part. "Do your work, not just your work and no more, but a little more for the 'lavishing's sake; that little more which is worth all the rest. .,And if you suffer as you must,'and if you'doubt as . you must, do your work.. Put your heart into it and the sky will clear. Then out of your very doubt and suffering will be born the supreme joy of life." 9' vacuum valid valise . valleys valuable various- vegetable veterinary vicinity village villain vitriol volcanoes warrant Wednesday whole wholly wield wrapped writing written yield zinc The John G. Fee Industrial High School Maysville, Kentucky The Board of Educeation sporsoring the school: Dr A. 0. Taylor, President George H. Frank Calvert Early J. C. Everett, Jr. Duke White W. A. Boyc. Roland E. Steele M. C. Russell Larue Tuggle ' Or the outside cover of this Journal is found the. picture of the new colored * high school at Maysville. This school v was recently opened and is said to be o-ne of the best in the ,tate. The buildingn. was em cted through the SUPT JOHN SHAW untiring efforts of Supt. Maysville Public Schools John Shaw and hi s board of education in cooperation with W. H. Humphrey, the prin- cipal. Both of these men are lead- ers in education, Supt. Shaw being president of the Eastern Kentucky Educational Association, and Prof. Humphrey being president of the Kentucky Negro Educational Asso- ciation. The school cost more than $100,- 000, all of the white citizens spon- soring the building program, the Rosenwald Foundation cooperating and the colored citizens raising $5,000 to help make the building and grounds a community center. The school is situated on twelve acres of bluegrass land and is one of the beautiful sites of Maysville. The school is characterized by trade training, there being courses in auto mechanics, agriculture, home economics, etc. There is a well organized parent-teacher ass v- ciation and an alumni association cooperatingin Ã…â€œlze program. The high school pupils of two counties and the pupils of three district are transported to the school in busses. The progressive superin- tendent at Maysville and his board of education siave set a splendid example for other Kentucry cites. We congratulate them. 10 Pricipal of John G. Fee High School PRESIDENT OF K. N. E. A. W. H. Humphrey, Maysville Colored High School Principal Dedicating the School Let us now with earnest hearts and with exalted faith and hope solemnly consectate this building to its high and holy purpose. May the youth of this community for generations to come, gather in this place to receive instruction in knowledge and training in virtue. May they find here every condition necessary to a true and enlightened education. Especially, may their teachers to be examples of excellence in scholar- ship and character; seekers after goodness and truth lovers of children, enthusiasts and adepts in the finest of all arts the development and inspiration of human souls. May these rooms always be pervaded with an invigorating atmosphere of mental and moral life, and may no child p ass from these schools to higher grades or to the outer world without having been made more intelligent, more thoughtful, more courageous, more virtuous, and in every way more capable of wise and just, of useful and noble living. To, this end, may the blessing of God be upon child and parent, upon pupil and teacher, upon pxincipal and superintendent, and upon everyone whose influence will in any degree affect the work of education as it shall be eonducted within these walls.-William Henry Scott. 'U The N. A. T. C. S. BELOW IS A STATEMENT. SHOWING THE NUMBER OF MEM- BERS THE STATES LISTED BELOW HAVE ENROLLED IN THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF TEACHERS IN COL- ORED SCHOOLS AND THE NUMBER OF DELEGATES WHICH EACH STATE IS ENTITLED TO SEND TO THE WASHINGTON MEETING, JULY 28-31, 1931. No Members No of Delegates enrolled in the to Washington States N. A. T. C. S. Meeting Alabama ................. 171 7 Arkansas. ..............67 3 North Carolina. ......... 131 5 South Carolina . ........ 20 1 Delaware............... 20 1 District of Columbia ....... 66 3 Florida. . 329 13 Georgia. .............. 60 2 Kentucky .. 16 1 Louisiana . .............. 1-22 5 Maryland-...... *_.-.. . 22 1 Mississippi.... .... 88 4 Missouri........... 25 1 New Jersey-. . 5 1 Ohio .. 7 1 Oklahoma . . 66 3 Pennsylvania. . 12 1 Tennessee. . 69 3 Texas ....1..... 47 6 Virginia.... ..... 422 17 West Virginia........... 53 21 W. W. Sanders, of Charleston, West Virginia, is urging Kentucky teachers to enroll in a larger way for 1931. The fee is $1.50 and in- eludes a subscription to The Bulletin,,the official monthly publication. Kentucky is asked to elect one of its membets to represent 'the state-on-the General Council of the National Association of Teachers in Colored Schools. Our state is, also requested to pay an affiliation fee of $25.00. Every Kentucky teacher should feel interested in the N. A. T. C. S. and cooperate in helping to carry out its program. Mrs. Fannie C. Williams of New Orleans is the 1931 president and isvpanning a-great meeting for July,- 1931, at Washington, D. C.. 12 K. N. E. A. Exhibit Items For 1931 The items listed will be awarded first and second prizes. The prizes will be larger than heretofore and will be announced later. Compe- tent judges will award prizes in the various groups of exhibits listed below. 1. High School Exhibits A. Domestic Art: 1. Baby layette: dress, gown, alip, shirt and kimona. 2. Girl's silk or felt hat. 3. Girl's party dress made of silk or other material. 4. Lingere set (bloomers and brassiere). 5. Smock, costume slip, or similar article made of broadcloth, chambry, pon- gee, or rayon. B. Domestic Science: 6. One half dozen doughnuts. 7. One half dozen yeast rolls. 8. One half dozen jars of as- sorted canned or preserved fruits or vegetables. 9. One plate of candy (taffy, mints, and chocolates). 10. Two pound, caramel, three layer cake. .C. Drawing: 11. Portrait of man or woman. 12. Sheet of mechanical draw- ing. . D. Metal Work: 13. Project in ornamental iron or sheet metal. Project in molding or forg- ing. E. Miscellaneous: 15. Crepe paper work showing at least three different articles or three kinds of flowers. 13 16. Display in printing, shoe repairing, or other voca- tional subjects. 17. Display of notebooks or a project in science. 18. Exhibit in typewriting. F. Wood Work: 19. Piece of household furni- ture. 20. Novelty: Lamp, Smoking Stand, etc. IL. Elementary and Rural School Exhibits G. Domestic Art: 21. Cooking apron and cap. 22. Embroidery work: table cover, dresser scarf, bridge set, etc. 23. Girl's dress made or printed Ipercale or gingham. 24. Group-darning, p a t c h e s and button holes-at least one foot square. 25. Pair of pajamas. 26. Quilt or comfort made in school. H. D~mestic Science: 27. One coconut layer cake. 28. One half dozen cookies (plain.) 29. One plate of peanut brittle and fudge; III. Drawing and Penmanship: 30. Collection of work in pen- manship from a school, one paper selected from each grade. 31. Domestic Animal (crayon, pencll or ink). 32. Health or safety poster (original design). 33. Lanscape (crayon, pencil, or water colors). J. General Industrial Work: . 34. Raffia work, basket or other article. 35. Schuck mat or rag rug. 36. Set of minature living room furniture made of wood. 37. Display of chair caning or other industrial work. K. Wood Work: 38. Book rack or handkerchief box. 39. Hall tree or taboret. 40. Medicine cabinet, telephone stand, or foot stool. NOTICE-All work should be mounted as far as possible. Ex- hibit items should be placed in the proper group at the Central High School Gymnasium. Contestants must be pupils registered in the school of Kentucky and not over twenty-one years of age. Each exhibit item should have attached a card 3x5 inches, on which will be shown: (1) Class of exhibit, viz., High School, Elemen- tary School, or Rural School Ex- hibit; (2) Item number (use above numbers). (3) Name of pupil. (4) School of pupil; (5) City of pupil. Exhibit items will be judged and prizes awarded Thurs- day, April 16 at 1 P. M. Outstanding Educators Sought For 1931 Program At the recent meeting of the ylle, Tenn.; Miss Edna Colson of Board of Directors of the K. N. Virginia State College at Peters- E. A. the various contests for 1931 burg, a.; President R. B. Atwood of Kentucky State Industrial Col- were approved. These contests lege at Frankfort, and some of have already been announced else, the leading white speakers who where in this Journal and it is are to appear on the K. E. A. expected that a large number will program. An effort will be made participate and thus give the edu- to have some specialists to address cational program of the K. N. E. each of, the departmental sections A. a culmination that will be a fit- of the K. N. E. A. ting climax to the efforts which There will be special music have been put forth by various numbers arranged for each eve- teachers throughout the State in ning program, the various schools preparing for the contests. of the state being requested by The speakers sought for the Miss R. L. Carpenter, directress of 1931 program include Dr. R. R. the Music Department, to furnish Moton of Tuskegee Institute; Dr. quartet numbers to represent their John Hope, President of Atlanta cities. It is planned to make the University; Mrs. Fannie C. Wil- night sessions of the K. N. E. A. Iiams of New Orleans, President of include a major address and high- the National Association of Teach- class musical selections. Every ers in Colored Schools; Professor teacher should start now to make Charles Satchell Morris, Jr., of the plans to be at the 1931 conven- A. and I. State College at Nash- tion in Louisville, April 15 to 18.- 14 Districts Associations Meet Fourth District. The Fourth Congressional Dis- trict Teachers' Association, in a meeting at Beaver Dam, reports a large attendance. Prof. R. L. Dowery, president of this associa- tion, reports that out of thirteen counties in the district, eleven of this number were represented and out of the 101 teachers in the same district, sixty-five of this number answered the rolls. This association not only discussed ed- ucation in that section of Ken- tucky, but was the recipient of a great deal of genuine hospitality, extended to it by the white and colored people of Beaver Dam, Ky. Included in the report of Prof. R. L. Dowery, mention is made of Beaver Dam's new $9,000 auditori- um, which represents the gifts of the county board of education and the citizens of that city. The citizens, white and colored, attended the sessions. Superin- tendent Snyder of Daviess County gave Friday to his teachers in or- der that they might be present. The President and six others of Daviess County were present and were loud in their praise of the work of the Fourth District Asso- ciation. Supt. 0. L. Shultz de- livered the outstanding address to the Association. The next meet- ing will be held at Lebanon, Ky., next October. The following of- ficers were elected: R. L. Dowery, president; Mrs. Bessie Thompson, vice -president; Mrs. E. G. Clark, secretary; Miss Eva Cox, assistant secretary; Prof. R. H. Newhouse, treasurer. 15 THE THIRD DISTRICT TEACH- ERS' ASSOCIATION. The Third District Teachers' As- sociation met at Elkton, Kentucky, Friday and Saturday, October 24 and 25. The meeting was well at- tended and a very profitable ses- sion was reported. A number of the teachers of the district took part on the program. Among those on the program were Mayor M. W. Weathers of Elkton and Mr. J. Max Bond of Louisville. The Department of Negro History, under the direction of Mrs. M. H. Bothic, presented a play, "Ethiopia at the Bar of Justice," as a feature of the meeting. Prof. J. W. Ward- elI of Elkton was the host to the association and made their meet- ing a most pleasant one. The of- ficers of this association are H. E. Goodloe, president, Russellville; Mrs. Josephine Wilkerson, vice president, Glasgow; Mrs. M. H. Neal, secretary, Franklin; Mrs. Lula Carspenter, treasurer, Wood- burn. THE SECOND DISTRICT EDU- CATIONAL ASSOCIATION. The Second District Educational Association met at Henderson, Kentucky, recently and about 150 teachers of the district were pres- enit. A very interesting program was rendered and a most enthusi- astic meeting was reported. Prof. W. H. Robinson of Owensboro is president of this association. FIRST DISTRICT EDUCATION- AL ASSOCIATION. The First District Educational Associational Association met at Paducah on November 28 and 29, 1930. The program of the Associ- ation was directed by the presi- dent, J. Bryant Cooper, of May- field, Kentucky. The main sessions were held at the Lincoln High School building. The central theme of the conven- tion was: "A Better Rural Educational Service Through Consolidation and Transportation." Among the invited speakers for the program were President At- wood, K. S. I. C., Frankfort; W. C. Bell, State Superintendent, Frankfort; L. N. Taylor, Rural Agent, Frankfort; Superintendent C. H. Gentry, McCracken County; L. 0. Sewis, Superintendent, Ful- ton; M. 0. Wrather, Superintend- ent, Murray, and A. S. Wilson, K. N. E. A. Secretary, Louisville. A very profitable session was held, largely due to the untiring efforts of Prof. Cooper, who worked very hard to put over a good meeting. The officers of this association are J. Bryant Cooper, president, Mayfield; D. G. Rose, vice president, Fulton-; Miss Cora Bradshaw, secretary, Paducah; G. W. Killebrew, assistant secretary, Hickory; Miss Vergie Perry, treas- urer, Alamo. BLUEGRASS EDUCATORS MEET. The Principals' Conference of the Blue Grass section had a big educational meeting November 28 and 29, for the purpose of creating a greater educational spirit, and to champion the cause in an or- ganized way. Those to appear on the program were Dean Jas. Bond of K. S. I.- College; Miss Lula Houser, University of Cincinnati; Dr. E. T. Offutt and Prof. W. H. Fouse, Lexington; President D. H. Anderson, West Kentucky College; Dr. Ezia Gillis, Universiity of Kentucky; Prof. E. E. Reed, Win- chester; Prof. W. E. Newsome, Cynthiana; Mr. J. Max Bond, Louisville, and Mr. L. N. Taylor of the State Department of Educa- tion. A football game between the champions of the Blue Grass Ath- letic Association and the Western Kentucky League took place Sat- urday, November 29, at 2 p. mL Prof. E. E. Reed is President of the Principals' Conference and Prof. J. L. Bean is secretary- treasurer. A. S. 2518 Magazine SEND YOUR FEE NOW I SEND ONE DOLLAR Wilson, Secretary of K. 'N. E. A. Street Louisville, Ky. 16 K. N. E. A. Announcements Der* W. T. Merchant, of Louis- ville, Kentucky, has requested the K. N. E. A. . to secure from the various teachers of the State the names and addresses of all colored cripple children of the State. The children may be from 6 to 18 years of age and have defects which might be corrected. If you know of such children please send their names and addresses to the K. N. E. A. Secretary, stating also. the nature of their defects. It is be- lieved that an appropriation from the state can be secured for this work and that the work can be carried on at the Red Cross Sani- tarium in Louisville. Heads of departments in the K. N. E. A. are requested to start now planning their programs' for the 1931 convention. Suggestions should now be sent' the secretary. An effort-.will 'be made 'to secure an outstanding expert'in education on 'each of the sectional programs. Sectional meetings of all' depart- ments will be' held on Thursday afternoon of April 16, 1931, and F9riday morning of April 17, ' 1931, at Louisville. 'Those who will send teams to compete in the Track Meet at the Louisville Armory on-Elriday, April 17, should write Mr. J. Max Bond at the Pythian Temple, Louisville, Kentucky. The K. N. E. A. will -sponsor a State Declamatory Contest at the April meeting of the K N' E. A. Each congressional district may have one representative. The dis- trict elimination contest will be 17 under the direction of the K. N. E. A. District Organizer. The sub-: ject is left to the choice of the pupil and should be about seven minutes long or less. The ex- penses of each contestant to and, from Louisville is to be borne by each district. Three prizes will be given the winners by the K. N. E. A. At the meeting of the Board of Directors of the K. N. E. A. on November 8' at Louisville it was de- cided that one or more awards would be made annually to the col- ored teacher or school in Kentucky for the most outstanding contribu- tion to Negro education. A com- mittee will be appointed to make such an award for the scholastic year 1930-31. At the 1931 convention of the K. X. E. A.-members will have the opportunity to vote yes or 'no on an amendment providing that the amnnual fee be raised to $1.50, fifty cents of which will go for a sub- scription to the K. N. M:. A. Joour- nal. - This' may be. considered an official announcement regarding this proposed change in the consti- tution of this organization. Persons who desire to run' for any of the elective offices in the K. N. E. A. should send 'their names to the secretary by March 15, 1931. This is thirty days be- fore the annual meeting and will' permit them to have their names printed on the official 'ballot. The nominating committee will consist of the K. N. E. A. District Organ- izers. U. of L. Receives $25,000 Funds to be Used for Benefit of Institution for Negroes. A gift of $25,000 has been given the University of Louisville by the General Education Board of New York to -be used toward the equip- ment of the Louisville Municipal College for Negroes. Dr. Raymond A. Kent, president of the university, which recently acquired Simmons' University for the Municipal College, announced the gift will be used' in remodeling buildings, equipping biology, phys- ics and chemistry'laboratoriesand in purchasing a library and library supplies. Dr. Kent was informed of the donation in a letter from W. W. Grerley, secretary of the board, which was organized and founded by John D. Rockefeller in 1902. Leo M. Favrot, Socialist in Negro education of the General Educa- tion Board, was largely responsible for its active interest in the Louisville college. Classes in the new institution will open about February 1. The college will occupy the plant at-Seventh and Kentucky streets, which was purchased this summer. This enterprise is the fulfillment of a promise made about four years ago at the time the bond issue was voted. Edward S. Jouett, chairman of the board of trustees of the Uni- versity of Louisville, commended Dr. Kent's efforts in securing this gift and expressed gratification at the founding under such favorable auspices of this new institution. Mayor Harrison, who has- been interested in the proposed college, described the plan as "feasible and appropriate." '"The Louisville Municipal Col- lege for Negroes is the result of ;painstaking and thorough research on' the part of the'university's board of trustees," he said, "and I am glad to think that they have accomplished this thing which has been in the minds of Louisville citizens for some years. The city will do everything in its power to assist in its support." The college will be an entirely separate institution, though under the administration of the board of trustees of the University of Louisville. Its dean and faculty will be made up of members of the Negro race, while the super- vision of its finances, administra- tion and student health will rest with the authorities of the uni- versity. Fees for Negro residents of Louisville will amount to $15 a semester, plus an annual registra- tion fee of $5, while for non- residents tution will be charged in addition amounting to $35 a se- mester. Ministers and theological stu- dents will be required to pay only $5 a course for each semester un- less more than two courses are tak- en, in which case they will be re- quired to pay the regular fees. 18 What is a Good School? In an article in the Kentucky School Journal Prof. William C. Bagley, of the Teachers College. at Columbia University, made the fol- lowing comment on the above question: .1. A good school looks sedu- lously after the health and bodily well-being of those whom it serves. 2. A good- school is charac- terized by eager and aggressive industry upon the part of both pupils and teachers. In a good school hard work is taken for granted. 3. A good school is char- acterized by whole-hearted co- operation between teacher and pupils and among pupils. In such a school the teacher is a leader and a guide rather than a task- master. 4. In a good school, a spirit of helpfulness and a constant re- gard for the rights and welfare of others are strongly in evidence. "Others, first" is a good motto for a good school just as it is the out- .standing motto of the good home. 5. A good school almost all of the time is a "happy" school, not because happiness is sought di- rectly Ibut because happiness is the usual accompaniment of hard work, unselfishness, and a willing- ness to help others. The latter factors however are much more important than happiness as such or in and for itself. 6. A good school sets high what may be called the ideal of f in e workmanship. To do as well as one can the task that 'the hand (or the head), finds to do, irrespective of the reward that it brings, irrespective of whether it is intrinsically interesting -or boring-this to my mind is the ideal that American youth needs most of all at the present times. 7. In a good school, every pupil learns each successive day a little bit more to stand alone, to "carry on" without oversight and direction, to control his own interests and desires and direct his own conduct toward worthy ends. The most important test of the -teacher's efficiency is the de- gree in which he or she makes himself or herself, not indispen- sible, but dispensible. Self-guid- ance, self-discipline, self-control- these are among the primary ob- jectives of a good school. It is much easier to formulate ideals of what a good school should be than to set forth a program for realizing these ideals. In the first place, good schools are not likely to be developed over night. Ona must work patiently and stead- fastly, but above all one must not be depressed if the iprogress is slow. It is well to watch for and to cher.ish even the smallest gains. Here for example, is a boy who - shows. the beginning of a sense of responsibility that was entirely lacking last week. Here is a girl who seems to be acquiring a notion of what it really means to learn to the point of actual mastery. Here is a pupil who has awakened to the fact that work which is at first unattractive in itself may, if persisted in, become interesting or even fascinating. Each of these cases illustrates an important ele- ment in the kind of growth which 19 the life of the school should bring about. In so far as my observations give me a basis for judgment, there is no single formula for the development of a good school. Most of the methods and proce- dures described in books on teach- ing have a Iplace in certain school situiations, but no one of them is a panacea-for that matter, no combination of them will solve all of our problems. In the last analysis the important element is the capacity of the teacher to see clearly what is needed, to work pa- tiently t3ward the desired results, and above all, to forget himself or herself and live with and for the boys and girls. BY-PRODUCTS IN EDUCATION. The President of Armour Pack- ing Company, Chicago, once said: "The by-products of the packing industry are the benefits of the in- dustry; they alone pay dividends." True in business, it is also true in education that the largest divi- dends often come from the by- products rather than from the end products. Among the end-products of an education may specifically be enu- merated: a large stock of usable facts, principles, laws, in the vari- ous fields of human thought-in short, dynamic knowledge; highly specialized skills and habits, intel- lectual and motor. Without attempting to minimize the worth or value of these highly desirable objectives in education, I wish to call your attention to one of those by-products in educa- tion, a philosophy of life often omitted or neglected. The success or failure of a man's life in a large measure is deter- mined by his philosophy, his thoughts or opinions about life, his viewpoint. "As a man thinketh so is he." There is a definite and high posi- tive correlation between one's thought life and one's acton life. The writings of Paul are a mine of philosophy, of well grounded thoughts about life. He saw life and saw it whole. Among the many basic principles of his philosophy are: Open mindedness, a desire to know the truth, keeping the mind open to the ingress and egress of ideas. He avoided the mistake of thinking he had found "ultimate truth." His was the attitude of a student. Again, he was a man of singleness of purpose. There was a one thng toward. which and for which he pooled all his powers. and toward which he directed his ener- gies. He had somewhere to go. In the third place he did not bask in his achievements of the past. Nor on the other hand did he al- low memories of his mistakes or failures to impede his chances of success in the future. He forgot them. He let the "dead past bury the dead." Finally, he worked in- cessantly. He was laboring always. He realized that the "blessing of earth is toil." A student would do well to write above, his work desk and upon the tablets of his heart the words con- taining a bit of the philosophy of Paul: "I count not myself to have apprehended, but this one thing I do, forgetting those things that are behind, I press forward to the mark." DEAN JAMES A. BOND. 20 The K. S. I. C. Library The newcomer in a school nitist not presume to be too capable of interpreting the spirit of the school, and yet anyone who has worked even a short while at Ken- tucky State College must have ob- served that one of its chara;Atris- tics is the spirit of progress. You will doubtless be interested in a word about the library as illhstrat- ing this spirit of progress. If progress of a library can be measured by increase of shelf space and room space resulting from a wholesome growth of read- ing material; by improved equip- ment and facilities; by a swelling volume of reading matter not in- discriminately purchased but care- fully selected to meet the needs of teacher and of students; and by devotion to standards of library service that aim at making the library an efficient and indespens- able instrument in the educational process-if the progress of a li- brary can be measured by these things, then it may be claimed that our library is at least not unpro- gressive. One added feature this year is our Reference Room. A look at our new reference room not only makes clear the advantage and convenience of having all the ref- erence works together in one place, but also reveals the fact that the collection of books accessible in the reference room represents in every case standard reference books. New dictionary stands are also a recent addition. It should be possible to use the dictionaries 21 without too much risk of breaking or damaging them. We have also been provided with a new maga- zine rack, and there is to be in- stalled within a few days a new catalogue case, in connection with which there will be a dictionary catalogue listing the books under author, title, and subject, thus fa- cilitating the procedure of calling for books in the library. And, oh, how the new books have been coming in! The eager students scanning the library bul- letin board for notice of new books is not often disappointed. It has been possible for the teachers to make more extended assignments of collateral readings. Indeed to so large an extent has this been done that a very considerable in- crease of shelf space has been made in the reserved book section. If your interest is current in American and Foreign thought as reflected in magazine articles, we invite you to see and read our splendid collection of the very best magazines-American- and Englsh. Nor have the professional interests of the teachers been forgotten. Of the fifty-two new magazines that have been added to our subscrip- tion list this year, a number are professional magazines, introduced to help the teachers keep abreast of the progress made in his or her particular field. Permit us to mention this very important forward step: our effort to have unbroken series (complete files), of each of the magazines for the purpose of birding the magazines into volumes for per- manen'. use as reference v(;vumes. Now it must be remembered that you cannot build up a volume if there is missing a single copy for the particular year in questicn. To have a volume of the Outlook or the Nation for 1930 we must have a copy of the magazine for every one of the fifty-two weeks of the year. Therefore, when a student is careful to return to its proper place a magazine he has finished reading, that student is helping us to realize our desire to have bound volumes of the magazines. But are improved equipment and facilities and increasing numbers of books and periodicals the only things which the library may point? No, for we clearly realize that these things by thmniselves do not guarantee a library's progress. Consequently, it is the unswerving purpose of the Library Staff-a purpose shared by everyone of the faithful library assistav-ts-to maintain high standards of library service. We solicit your coopera- tion, Dear Reader, in our honest, and we hope, worthy effort to con- duct a progressive library in a rro- gressive school. E. B. LEWIS, Librarian. Suggestions For All! YOUR CHILD AND ITS SCHOOL. Some Helpful Hints to Parents. 1. See that your child gets the proper food and rest every day. This aids in the physical and men- tal development of the child. 2. See that your child is dressed simple, neatly, modestly, and suit- able in accordance with the wea- ther. 3. Encourage panretuality and regular attendance, not permitting trifles to interfere. Avoid having your child excused from school. 4. See that your child has a fixed time for study each evening in a quiet, well lighted place. Do niot wait for the teacher to assign lessons for home work. 5. Show an interest in the child's school work, athletics, clubs, enter- tainments and activities of a social nature. Remember, that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. 6. Try and often in order derstanding of visiv the classroom to get a better un- conditions. 7. Do not criticize the teachers or school at all within the chil- dren's hearing. Always hear both sides of the question and ask tile teacher about it. 8. Instil in the child habits of obedience, honesty, courtesy, cleanliness and above all respect for authority. 9. Picture the school as a happy, desirable place in which unlimited opportunities are given to both the parent and the child who take ad- vantage of them. 10. Plan to attend every Parent- Teacher meeting. It will help you understand your child better. Meet other parents at these meetings. Encourage fathers to come with you and bring others who may be interested in the school but have no children. 22 TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN. A Gift from Czechoslovakia. These beautiful ideals for chil- dren originated in Czechoslovakia. They have been taken up in other countries and are on the bulletin boards of countless schools. 1. Love your schoolmates; they will be your companions for life and work. 2. Love instruction, the food of the spirit. Be thankful to your teachers as to your own parents. 3. Consecrate every day by one good useful deed and kindness. 4. Honor all honest people; es- teem men but humble yourself be- fore no man. 5. Suppress all hatred and be- ware of insulting your neighbor; be not revengeful but protect your own rights and those of others. Love justice and bear pain and misfortune courageously. 6. Observe carefully and reflect well in order to get at truth. De- ceive not yourself or others and beware of lying, for lies destroy the heart, the soul, and th char- acter. Suppress passions and radi- ate love and peace. 7. Consider that animals also have a right to your sympathy and do not harm them or tease. 8. Think that all good is the re- sult of work; he who enjoys with- out working is stealing bread from the mouth of the worker. 9. Call no man a patriot who hates or has contempt for other nations, or who wishes and ap- (proves wars. War is the remains of barbarism. 10. Love your country and your nation but be coworkers in the high task that shall make all men live together like brothers in peace and happiness. 23 THE SEVEN CARDINAL OB- JECTIVES. OF EDUCATION. Everyday Resolutions for All. Health and Safety-Set your health standards high and improve your habits daily. Modern life de- mands reliable strength and en- ergy; a sound mind in a sound body. Worthy Home Membership- Magnify your home as the center of a life that is happy, useful, and unselfish. Home is the soil in which the spirit grows. Give your best. Mastery of the Tools, Technics, and Spirit of Learning-Know how to observe, to study, to think, to plan, to judge, and to act. The world is run by thinkers and doers. Vocational and Economic Ef- fectiveness-Find your talents and train them. Spend wisely less than you earn. Faithful Citizenship-Do some- thing daily to make your school, your community, your state, your country, and your world happier, cleaner, quieter, more beautiful, better governed. Each for all and all for each. Wise Use of Leisure-Let your daily play be a source of joy and strength, a balance wheel for your work. Cultivate growing things, fresh air, sunshine, and simplicity. Ethical Character-Search for the highest values and build ,ynur life according to the best patterns. Read often the lives of great men and women. Character is king. WHAT THE SCHOOLS DO FOR LEISURE. 1. Introduce young people to a wide range of life interests. 2. Teach the use of books and libraries and develop wholesome reading appetites closely related to each of the great objectives of ed- ucation and life. 3. Develop appreciation of fine music and skill in singing, playing and dancing. 4. Have children participate in games and sports which may be easily continued into the after years. 5. Provide experience in pleas- ant social life through school ac- tivities and clubs. 6. Cultivate in children a love of the out-of-doors-a-ppreciation of flowers, animals, landscape, sky and stars. 7. Give children an opportunity to develop hobbies in various cre- ative fields-gardening, mechan- ics, applied arts, fine arts, archi- tecture, city planning. 8. Make the school and its play- fields the center and servant of a wholesome and satisfying neigh- borhood life. 9. Call attention to various re- creational agencies and the values which they serve-theaters, con- certs, libraries, radio, periodicals and newspapers, museums, parks, playgrounds, travel. HEALTH AND SAFETY Set a Goal-Have a personal standard of health, and endeavor constantly to maintain it. Have high ideals of physical, mental, and emotional fitness. Form Health Habits-Good health habits of eating, elimina- tion, sleeping, breathing, bathing, and posture will make your life happier and richer. Take care of your eyes, teeth, hair, and feet. Correct Your Defects-Seek to find and remedy causes of all ail- ments. Have a regular health and a dental examination by reliable experts. Get the best advice you can. Daily Exercise-Exercise daily in the open air. Fresh air sharp- ens the mind. Master two games, an indoor and an outdoor. Have a hobby along some creative line as gardening, architecture, or me- chanics. Plan your vacation care- fully. Rest-Get sufficient sleep with windows open, but avoid over- sleeping. Learn to relax. Stand and sit erect. Mental Hygiene-Avoid fear, worry, anger, irritation, over- excitement, and other emotional excess. Cultivate laughter, opti- mism, and constructive think ng. Stop, Look, Listen-Help pre- vent accidents to yourself and oth- ers at home and on the street. Val- ue life highly. Regard every cross- walk as a challenge. Obey traffic regulations. Get the safety habit. The K. N. E. A. recommends the teaching of the matter on 0-ib and the two previous pages to every colored youth in Kentucky. It is also- useful material for your parent-teacher ass'ciations.-Ã‚Â¶The Editor. 24 K. N. E. A. Kullings The Board of Directors of the K. N. E. A. met in Louisville on Saturday, November 8, 1930, at the residence of the secretary. All of the directors were present and a profitable meeting was held. The directors approved plans relative to "The K. N. E. A. Journal," and outlined the 1930-31 program of activities of the K. N. E. A. Mrs. Bessie L. Allen of Louis- ville, State Superintendent and secretary of the Kentucky Home Society for Colored Children, was one of the delegates to the White House Conference on Child Health and Protection at Washington, November 19-22., 1930. Attorney Charles P. Taft, son of the former president of the United States, and Dr. Howard Thurman of Atlanta, Georgia, the latter a Negro, were the chief speakers at the Kentucky Inter- racial Conference at Louisville on November 7 and 8, 1930. This was said by many to be the best conference ever held. The- con- ference was directed by J. Max Bond and was the eleventh an- nual conference. A number of the colored princi- pals and teachers of the State were in Louisville on November 7 to attend the Inter-Racial Confer- ence. Two articles, which appear in this issue of our K. N. E. A. Jour- nal, also appeared in "The Ken- tucky Thorobred," a monthly pub- lication of the K. S. I. C. Dean Bond, who wrote the article "By- Products in Education," has an A. B. degree from Knoxville Col- lege and recently received his A. M. degree from the University of Cincinnati. Mrs. E. B. Lewis, who wrote the article, "Our Library," has an A. B. degree from Spelman College and a B. S. degree in li- brary science from Hampton, In- stitute. The football team of K. S. 1. C. has defeated Knoxville College and greatly surprised the West Virginia State College team by holding them to a 7 to 7 tie. They have also played Fisk and Wilber force this season. Prof. T. C. Buford Williams re- ceived his B. S. in Education from Cincinnati University this summer and is serving his eighth year as principal of the Franklin Graded and--High School at Franklin, Ken- tucky. Prof. W. C. Jackson is doing a fine piece of work as Principal of the Beaver Dam Public School, Beaver Dam, Kentucky. He has recently succeeded in getting an auditorium built at the cost of $9,000, and has-had the pleasure of entertaining the Fourth" Con-: gressional District Teachers' As- sociation there October 9 and 10. Prof. T. J. Bryan*,, a veteran teacher at Henderson, Kentucky, was the victim of a serious explo- sion in his school recently. As a 25 result of the explosion Professor Bryant was seriously burned and three children, two of whom suc- cumbed as a result of their in- juries. The K. N. E. A. extends its deepest synypathy to Professor Bryant as well as to the families of these children who lost their lives or were injured in the acci- dent. Prof. Paul Guthrie is now prin- cipal of the Colored High School at Richmond, Ky. He is a gradu- ate of Fisk University and is wel- comed to his new position by mem- bers of the K. N. E. A. The teachers of Christian Coun- ty have already been enrolled in the K. N. E. A. one hundred per cent. There are more than fifty rural teachers in this county and they were the first to send in their membership fees for 1931. Supt. H. W. Peters is to be commended for his outstanding cooperation with the K. N. E. A. The United States Government recognized Negro education by ap- pointing Ambrose Caliver as a spe- cialist in Negro education. His of- fice is located in the U. S. Office of Education of the Department of the Interior at Washington, D. C. Professor Caliver has an A. B. de- gree from Knoxville College, an M. A. degree from the University of Wisconsin, and has completed work for the Ph. D. degree from Columbia University. He was for- merly the dean of Fisk University and is well prepared for his new position. Prof. H. C. Russell, a native of Kentucky and ex-presi- dent of the K. N. E. A., is also in the same service, being em- ployed as a specialist in Negro ed- ucation with headquarters ir Louisville, Kentucky. At present, he is engaged in making a survey of secondary schools in coopera- tion with Dr. Leonard Koos of the University of Chicago. 26 Urge Your Friends to Subscribe to The K. N. E. A. Journal The F bruary issue will contain several special articles, among which will be "The Status of Negro Education in Kentucky" by President R. B. Atwood of K. S. I. C. i The Common School I Let us magnify the free public school; founded in the idealism of our pioneering forefathers on the Atlantic sea- board; nurtured on the black soil of the central plains; raised to lofty heights of purpose and achievement in the mountain and Pacific states; now recognized everywhere as the chief. servant of democratic life; America's choisst gift to civiliza- tion; blood (brother of the home; necessary companion of a realistic church; the very foundation of an efficient demo- cratic state; a chief oncern of every citizen; the birthright of every child; the hope of a better tomorrow. In the faith that the destiny of the race is in education and that the real makers of history are the molders of youth, let us lift up those who work in the schools that youth may be lifted up. Let us draw the keenest minds, the noblest hearts, the finest spirits from among our young into the teachers colleges, let us train them well according to their gifts and and send them forth inspired with their sacred mission; let us reward them with salaries adequate for the good life, with security of tenure and provision for their latter years. Let us set the child in our midst as our greatest wealth and our most challenging responsibility. Let us exalt him above industry, above business, above politics, above all the petty and selfish things that weaken and destroys a people. Let us know that the race moves forward through its children and, by the grace of Almighty God, setting our faces toward the morning, dedicate ourselves anew to the service and the welfare of childhood.-3. E. M. 27 f-I- a: L. T. 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