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Mohawk River Camp
Given Ford Museum
NEW ORLEANS, La. Mrs. Cora
Wllson Stewart, director of the na- lonal crusade which is sponsored
by an advisory committee headed
Ray Lyman Wilbur, Secretary
of the Interior, has come here In a
final effort to speed up the cam- palgn to extend literacy in the
South before the arrival of federal
Speaklng before a group of Lou- isiana educators she praised the
success of Loulslala In its efforts
and said that its manual had been
copied for national distribution.
"We have no way to know exactly how many Illiterate adults
there are In the "United States," she
said. "Of an estimated 5,000,000,
approximately 3,000,000 are In the
12 southern states bounded by Virginia, Kentucky,
Texas. Although the work of the
crusade and of the National Advisory Committee on Illiteracy Includes
all of the states, we have decided to
concentrate on the South during the
next 60 days."
Recalling the use of a newspaper
lesson In Rowan County, Kentucky,
where copies were distributed free to
adult pupils, Mrs. Stewart revealed
a somewhat similar plan which may
be adopted In the national work. No
suitable textbooks, were available
when, as county superintendent, she
a literacy campaign
which has now become a national
crusade. Lessons were therefore sent
out In a little newspaper and a
prlbe was offered to the district in
which most illiterates were taught.
To avoid such trite beginning sentences as "I see a cat," the following lesson was printed:
"Can we win? Can we win what?
Can we win the prize? Yes, we can.
See us try. And see us win."
recently lessons on roads,
stock, forestry, taxation, sanitation
and numerous subjects related to
the rural adult's daily activites have
been prepared. These lessons covered briefly some of the Ideas presented more in detail by pamphlets
regularly Issued by governmental
The possibility of printing introductory
lessons in newspapers,
chiefly rural weeklies and small
town dailies, throughout the United
States, is being considered. This
plan depends upon
the press, as funds to buy the necessary space are not available. However, the newspapers' possible gain
pointed out as an incentive.
Rapidity with which adults learn
to read and write sometimes surprises the teachers, Ms. Stewart
said. This was explained partly by
the fact that many persons classed
as Illiterate for example, those in
The little shack-lik- e
the late Dr. Charles Proteus Stcln- metz b"M for himself on a little
stream flowing Into the Mohawk
h carly ycars ,n Schc.
nectady as a General Electric cngl-b- y
Is to become a part of Henry
Ford's great Museum Americana, at
The camp was offered to Mr. Ford
by Joseph L. R. Hayden, Dr. Steln-censmetz's foster son, and was lmmcdl- atcly accepted by Mr. Ford, who
wrote that he will place It in the
historic American village, orient It
Just as it was on its original site,
and locate it on the banks of the
River Rouge in a setting duplicating
as nearly as possible that which surrounded It on the Mohawk. The
camp will be taken apart and shipped by freight or overland motor
transport and will then be put together again at Oreenfield.
The camp was Stelnmetz's favorite play spot. It stood on the steep,
wooded bank of what was known as
VIele's Creek, a tributary of the Mohawk, at a spot some eight miles
from Schenectady. The location was
accidentally discovered by Stelnmetz
one Sunday soon after he arrived in
Schenectady in 1894. He and several companions were exploring the
Mohawk in row boats when they
came upon the picturesque little
tributary and the enchanting view
from the top of the steep slope of its
bank. A few years later Stelnmetz
had a camp on the spot, a
lodge, perched precariously among
the trees and supported on the
riverside by several
In later years Stelnmetz added
several wings to the camp until It
was a rambling, outspreading collection of sheds and shanties, all
connected together and able to accommodate a half dozen persons. It
Is only the original one-roostructure, however, that It Is to be acquired by Henry Ford for his museum.
Actually the camp is a veritable
shrine of electrical history. It was
this little lodge which was struck by
a bolt of lightning one afternoon In
a handsome tree
nearby, smashing some of the
timbers of the camp, fusing
wires, burning out electric lights and
breaking a mirror into innumerable
fragments. Previous to this Stelnmetz had been interested in a theoretical way in the broad subject
of lightning and the problem of protecting electric service lines from Its
He had no opportunity,
however, to conduct a definite study
until this providential bolt visited
the camp. It was on his own property, too, so that no one could tamper with the "evidence." It was the
"Isolated case" of which scientists
think so much. From this Incident
Fashion Headquarters for Thrifty Shoppers
the hill country of Kentucky, Ten
ncsscc, Virginia and the Carollnas
have extensive knowledge about
'their Immediate surroundings, al
though they have had no formal
sprang all Stelnmetz's later work
with lightning and the building of a
lightning generator which astonished the world by Its production of
artificial or laboratory lightning.
In this unadorned riverside room
Stelnmetz wrote the entire scries of
his electrical textbooks, which are
considered as a group to be one of
the fundamental authorities In the
teaching of modern electrical engineering. He would get off by himself In this little camp and work
away at his writings, using his own
peculiar method of shorthand.
his paraphernalia, even down to the
box In which he kept his
pencils, has been preserved by Mr.
Hayden to be Included In the gift to
the Ford Museum.
To Be Built Soon
Plans for the erection of n small
astronomical observatory and small
animal building on the exnerlmnnt.
station farm are being accepted by
Maury Crutcher, superintendent of
buildings and grounds. It is not
known Just when work will start on
"lis iwg Duuaings, provided that the
Plans meo1, with the approval of
Contract irs desiring to make
on the con.itrnpUnn nt tu. i. .11.11bids
have been given plans. Sealed pro- 0.. a
ou accepted m the presl- dent's office until April 15. A de-- 1
posit of $25 will be required for
set of nlans nnrf -cnm,.r,n...,each1.
bllllrilnfro hnvn "l
nn 1- ,uu iwuica,
out the small ' animal building will
nave a floor space of 70,000 cubic
feet, according to a legal notice ls- uy
Associates of Kappa Chapter
Present Program at
Kappa chapter of Phi Beta, national honorary women's musical
fraternity, held Its first monthly
evening meeting, Monday night at
the home of Mrs. L. L. Dantzler, an
associate member, on the Nlcholas- villfi road. A frnliiri nf thn nvn.
nlng's program was the informal
picaging or miss Ann callihan as
an associate member of Phi Beta.
The Drotrram for the evening was
presented by the associate pledges
and consisted 0 a group of vocal
solos by Mrs. Nanette Henscn; two
nlano numbers of Miss Holon Smith
and vocal selections by Miss Lenore
Wilson of the music department at
the University. The program was
concluded with the singing of Phi
The newly elected officers for the
year 1930-3- 1 were In charge of the
business meeting: Miss Emily Hardin, president; Miss Mary Virginia
O'Connel, secretary, and Miss Buena
After the program and business
meeting a social hour was enjoyed
during which plans were discussed
' Informally for the annual Founder's
Day banquet and Initiation to be
10, which marks the cli! held May
max of Phi Beta's yearly program.
Refreshments were served after the
To Hold Meeting
The Kentucky Council of AdminTHE SKELETON IN THE CLOSET istrative Women, of which Mrs. P.
K. Holmes is president, will meet at
He was furious? tnmkiinn ,uu the French Village in Louisville,
mm, was lerrioie to see, he Thursday, April 10. The council Is
shouted In her ears, "I won't have made up of women in Kentucky who
It, do you hear, destroy that letter, hold administrative or executive podamn you, or I won't be responsible sitions. Mrs. Mary Breckenridge,
for anything that may happen." director of the frontier nursing serShe shrank back. "But. I want" vice, will be the speaker at the sesI don't care what you want. I sion. The officers of the organizaWasn't ITlVSelf whpn T nrrntn If
tion, including Mrs. Holmes, are:
you think I'll stand by and see my
Mrs. W. C. Ray; secpusiuon imperiled oy a silly mistake retary and treasurer, Miss Olivia
of my youth? My whole reputation Orr. The annual report will be preruined because of a schoolboy's love sented by the officers at this time.
Mrs. Call Rice Young, a prominent
"Are VOU SO ashamed nf vnur Intra writer, will be the guest of honor.
"What? Whv vnn slllv llftlo fnnl
what do I care 'about that?" His
expression became sinister. "But
"Oh, just one!"
there Is one thine? that t h .am
"I've given you too many."
about In there, and if It became
"Always room for one more, .my
puDiic property I would be driven dear."
from my position at the University."
&ne oiusned. "Do you refer
What I rpter to
"All right, Just one."
"Thanks, I'll get some notebook
"Yes, yes, go on."
paper tomorrow and pay you back."
snllt infinitive In the last
Some men are born great, some
"What's the matter, old top?"
achieve greatness and others thrust
"Just found a recipe for home
greatness upon themselves.
brew, and I haven't any home!"
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Phi Beta Pledges
Miss Ann Callihan
at the plate it s
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