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THE MICHIGAN DAILY .HnI' )AV. :.O1 MEnll10,m 1}

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PROFESSOR DAVIS REPORTS TO COMMITTEE,
ON INVESTIGATION Of EXISTING CONDITIONSC

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IN SCHOOLSYSTE'M OF STATE Of VIRGINIA
DECISION TO 'ONIWTT SURVEY Wide streams tend to isolate the peo-
WAS MADE LAWT SPRING ple, and there are only 23 incorporat-
BY LEGISLATUTRE ed cities in the entire state, thus
causing a large rural school popula-
WSRE HEDS CMMITEEt'on'
O'SHEA HEADS COMMITTEE P ersince the early days when
Stao I y unVir itnia was nothing but a colony
Sit ma ion In Country Found Inferior fighting for her rights, the tendencies
To That tIn (ities; DaisW1ll1 of the more influential people have
{ecommneId Remedies been against public schools; they de-
sired their sons and daughters to
Having made an intensive four have a classical education under
weeks' study of existing conditions in some private tutor until they be-
the secondary schools of the state came of age to go to one of the many
of Virginia, Prof. Calvin Olin Da- small colleges which dot the state.
vis has just finished his report to It was not until 1905 that a real
the committee in charge of the sur- movement was begun for high schools
vey, which included all the school for all. This movement grew out of
divisions in that state. hand and several small, isolated, and
At a meeting of the Virginia legis- ill-equipped high schools sprang np
lature, last spring, it was decided to give education to only a few sfu-
that a thorough survey should be dents eaih.
made of the existing school situation Consolidation Started
in the state with the thought of im- In recent years, there has been a
proving those conditions in mind, and marked step towards consolidation.
that the survey should be made by But this has been impossible in many
men in no way connected with the cases. Physical locations, adjoining
state. A speceal committee from the districts of white and black, and oth-
legislature appointed Prof. M. V. 0'- er factors block a true system for
Shea of the University of Wisconsin consolidation, which would improve
to take charge of the survey, and he efficiency and save money.
appointed several prominent educa- Twenty-five counties throughout
tors from all over the country to aid the state charge tuition to students
him in this work. Professor Davis residing within the district in which
received the honor of being chosen they attend school! This is very dif-
to inspect the secondary school situa- ferent from the methods of this state

FORMER MISSOURI Largest Boy Scout Psychotechnique To
GOENRLGroups Will Usher Settle Professions
PARIS - Parents'1 (ilexities in
What is estimated as the largest I picking professions for their children
group of scouts ever to meet in this are to be relieved by the new science
rnmb A of "psychotechnique,"' according toj
{ ~region will assemble in Ann Arbor it leadin~g exponents tromn 22 na-
Saturday when approximnately 13-101 ladn xonnsfom2 a
td. 10tions who recently discussed the sub-
$ , . boy scouts and their leaders will (ject.
come here to usher in the stadium at Chance circumstances no longer
the Navy game. are to play any part in the decision
-. . This total is considerably higher since the scientists by means of elab-
fthan the 1170 who ushered at the I orate tests, physical, mental and psy-
Ohio State game owing to the fact < hological involving examination of
E that the entire group of Ann Arbor memory attention and geiral intel-
f scouts is to be used Saturday in di- ligence, claim to he able to pick x-
recting out-of-town drivers into the aetly the job for which ea'h boy and
Iparking areas. girl is best fitted
Under the plan of organization
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CORNWELL COAL - COKE
Scranton, PoCahontas
Kentucky and West Virginia Coal
Solvay and Gas Coke
This business has been crowing ever
since it was established. The secret-
"giving absolute sttisfaction to our
customers," We believe it pays to cdo
business in a friendly way. If you
think so too, let's get together.
CORNWELL COAL - COKE

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scoutt urom tattie Creek, Bay City,
Cioldwater, Grand Rapids, Hastings,
Jackson, Wolverine, Detroit, Fort
Wayne, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Sagi-
naw, Toledo, Elkhart, Howell, Lud-
ington, Pontiac, Sturgis, Ypsilanti,
Flint, Mt. Clemens, and Port Huron
will arrive in Ann Arbor Saturday
morning. They are to assemble at one
of four stations where preparations
to feed them' have been, made and eat

Clianice.11c Ilerhert Sy Hadlecy.

Of Washington University in St.-------
at 10:30 o'clock-then they go to
Louis, Mo., who is undergoig hos- the stadium and are in their places
pital treatment for an ailment which at 12 o'clock, prior to the opening of
has kept him from his duties since the gates at 12:30 o'clock.
the fall term began. He formerly was The Navy game will see a further
governor of Missouri: institution of four scout first aid
units acting in conjunction with the
hospital room which has been, pre-
pared -at the east end of the stadium.
JVI e diCa1 Convention This; it is planned, will handle any
emergency such as occurred during
the Ohio game when several ladies
Dr. Preston M. Hickey, head of the fainted.
X-ray department of the University , The idea of having scouts usher at

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tion of the state and make recom- where the district even pays the tui-
mendations concerning the improve- tion for students who are attending
ments. schools outside. This is one reason
Began In October why the high schools are little at-
Beginning in the first week of Oc- tended by the younger generation of
tober, Professor Davis made a tour the state. This idea of charging local
of 49 secondary schools throughout tuition prevents pupils of the poorer
the state of Virginia, covering over families from attending schools as
2400 miles in all. He found many 3 the taxes are very high and the
conditions differing from those in money is needed at home.
Michigan, for which he was state in- The work is very unstimulating in
spee(tor of high schools for ten years, many of those little country schools
and was confronted with many new in the backwoods of Virginia. The
problems when he began to make his curricula is poorly chosen, the build-
reports and recommendations. ings are dim and rundown in some
He found that there were four re- cases, and the libraries are not at
liable sources of data: printed ma- all fit for high school children.
terial, questionnaires, personal con- Cities Have Fine Buildings
ferences with state educators and However some of the finest school
personal observations of the schools buildings in the country are to be
in session, studying methods and found, and in the cities especially,
equipment. there is little fault to be found with3
His special task was to visit the conditions. The state department and
high schools for whites. 70 uer cent organization is very highly centraliz-
of the population of the state is white, ed and succeeds in getting things ac-
and the rest is colored. Due to the complished. The statd board specifies
relations existing before the Civil the standards for teachers and does
war, negroes attend separate schools. its best with money appropriations.
In some counties, the total negro Professor Davis is just completing
population runs as high as 70 per a 30,000 word report on the condi-
cent, while in some counties, it is tions and will make certain recom-
said that there is not a negro within mendations to remedy and change
its confines. some of these. This report will be
Have Seven-Four System given to Professor O'Shea, and to-
The schools as a whole throughout gether with the reports of the other
the South go on the seven-four basis: members of the committees, will go
that, is, seven years of grammar to Governor Byrd for consideration.
school and four of high school work. At the January assembly of the leg-
This varies much from the 6-3-3 ba- islature, these reports will be pre-
sis which is prevalent in the North. sented and, it is expected, will form
Another factor enters in when the the basis of constructive legislation
geography of the state is considered. for the school system of Virginia.
NUMEROUS ADVERTISERS tising, which meets every Wednesday
STUDY JOURNALISM HERE evening, numbers about 60, and in-
SUY ORNLSecludes many students who are con-
Prof. John L. Brumm, head, of the nected with advertising firms or who
journalism department of the Univer- write advertisements for business
sity, and Robert W. Desmond of the houses. Newspapermen and teachers
journalism department, report th t make up Mr. Desmond's class in news
many practicing, and professional, ad- writing.
vertisers. and writers are attending
their courses in advertising and INDIANA.-A new ruling prohibits
newswriting given by them as part any university woman to ride in any
of the University extension depart- students car at any time unless the
ment in Detroit. parents are present or unless permis-
Professor Brumm's class in adver- sion is given by the Dean of Women.

hospital, will leave for Memphis,
Tenn., early next week to speak be-
fore the Southern Medical association
meeting to be held there Nov. 14, 15,
and 16.
Doctor hickey will present a paper
entitled "Pioneers in American Roent-
genology."

Michigan games was instituted -on
Ferry Field in 1922 when between 300
and 400 scouts were used. It has been
tried and is followed on a smaller
scale at other Big Ten Universities
but Michigan is the only school which
has it develoned to such a high ex-
tent.

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and a Flock of Musical
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WALTER MCNALLY
Late Featured Singer of
"VAGABOND KING"
Assisted by Marie Fleming

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Paramount Ne-s-Majestic Orchestra

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