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9 > Image 9 of The Kentucky Kernel, April 11, 1930

Part of The Kentucky Kernel

y Available THE KENTUCKY KERNEL WILBUR HEADS I FTI7D IjI 1 A ATI Til V li I I 1 1 lV Fillil j I J "trSJftSSir JSSil: inspected 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 officials. 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, Arkansas and 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 undertook 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, , More 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 departments. 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 of the press, as funds to buy the necessary space are not available. However, the newspapers' possible gain through literacy was increased 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 camp which The little shack-lik- e the late Dr. Charles Proteus Stcln- metz b"M for himself on a little stream flowing Into the Mohawk rlvcr dur h carly ycars ,n Schc. nectady as a General Electric cngl-b- y j ncer Is to become a part of Henry Ford's great Museum Americana, at Greenfield, Mich, 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 braces. 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 1920, splintering 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 effects. 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 Groups to Recently Fashion Headquarters for Thrifty Shoppers FASHION 5IDS OH SUITS PAGE NINE 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 training. Be 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. All 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. Observatory and Animal Building 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 University officials. 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. sued. i i. r "1U Thn riltnoncfrinc . ... 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 au Mcvey. .... $I -- 95 .. Associates of Kappa Chapter Present Program at April Meeting 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 Beta songs. The newly elected officers for the year 1930-3- 1 were In charge of the business meeting: Miss Emily Hardin, president; Miss Mary Virginia Rally, Miss Margaret O'Connel, secretary, and Miss Buena Mathls, treasurer. 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 ' discussion. ' Executive Women 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 i 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. letter." Mrs. Call Rice Young, a prominent "Are VOU SO ashamed nf vnur Intra writer, will be the guest of honor. for me?" "What? Whv vnn slllv llftlo fnnl "Please!" what do I care 'about that?" His "No." 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." "Oh, no!" &ne oiusned. "Do you refer "Yes." "Oh. bother! 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 "That sentence!" TOUGH LUCK! to" is" 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!" AD Suits in Stock Reduced for Saturday SUITS FORMERLY AS HIGH AS $25.00 SUITS FORMERLY AS HIGH AS $29.50 . 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