THE OSWEGONIAN A News Bulletin Published by the Associated Student Body of the State Normal School, Oswefo v N. Y. VOL. 2 NOVEMBER 15. 1935 No. 9 EDUCATION WEEK NOTES SCHOOL AND DEMOCRACY •'The free common school is America's greatest gift to humanity. It belongs to the heritage of intelligent and responsible eitl- senship established by our pioneering fore- fathers. It is necessary to the success of our Republic. The school is the surest guarantee of our personal rights. It is the safeguard of our political liberties. It is the bulwark of our representative institutions. The school seeks to enrich and ennoble home life. It develops the skills needed in agriculture and industry. It helps to awaken ambition and to establish charac- ter. It emphasizes responsibility to the common good and the general welfare. The free school is the expression of a mighty faith. Because we believe in ourselves. In democracy, and in the future, we seek through the schools to improve the qualitv of our lives.\ With these thoughts in mind the American Education Week committee has designated the week of November 11-17 as American Education Week and has built the observance around the general theme, \The School and Democracy.\ This \Week\ which is sponsored by tne National Education Association, the Amer- ican Legion, and the United States Office of Education was organized in 1921 and since then, each year, invitations are ex- tended to other national, regional, state, and local organizations interested in the welfare of children, in order to direct the attention of the American people to the significance of education in a democracy and to ways of improving\ the schools The big goal of the observance is to bring 10.000,000 adult citizens into the schools and to make them better acquainted with the ideals, aims, and problems of edu- cation. THIRTY-FOUR CADET TEACHERS LEAVE FOR NINE WEEKS PERIOD This week thirty-four cadet teachers have irone into various districts to devote nine weeks to practice teaching. According to people in charge the demand for practice teachers has far exceeded the number that can be sui>plied by the placement bureau. Formerly cadet teachers were placed only in the surrounding districts, but now the cadet teachers have gone into such counties as Wayne, Jefferson, Cayuga, and Madison. thus widely extending the area supplied by *he Oswego Normal school. Mr. Alford attributed the great success of the Oswego Normal cadet teachers to the system of management and to the way in which the cadet teachers carry on their work. CONTEST FOR HIMOK COLUMN EDITOR ANNOUNCED BY OSWKGOMAN STAFF The Oswegonian announces the open- ing of a competition open to all students for the editorship of a weekly humor column. Contributions must be submit- ted regularly every w*ek and will be judged by the Oswegonian staff. Those articles which prove acceptable during the contest will be printed. At the end of a one month period the winner will be announced and the privilege of editing his own column for the remainder of the school year will be granted him. Students wishing to enter the compe- tition should report to the Oswegonian office on Monday. GANDERS ADVISES EXTENSION WORK Normal school graduates should accept a position and work for their degree by doing extension work on Saturdays and attending summer school, according to Dr. Harry Ganders of the School of Education at Syracuse univei&»it>. \Decide the field elementary, junior high, or senior high -in which you want to teach and do your advanced work in the field,\ Dr. Ganders said in speaking before the senior assembly on last Friday. To Normal school graduates, most universities give credit for 7t» hours of college work amounting to two and a half years. Albany State Teacher's college allows 87 credits. Since 123 credits are needed for a B. S degree this leaves 47 hours to cover, 30 of which must be done on the campus in actual attendance at the university. About 12 credits may be taken during the year - six during the school term and six in sum- mer school. The following must be taken for the elementary degree: English 12 hours, social studies 12 hours, science six hours, 12 hours elective. 12 hours educa- tional. Forty-seven hours are required for junior high including 30 hours in social studies and 21 hours in English. A senior high diploma requires CO hours beyond the 7»; granted for Normal school work. ALUMNAE CHANGE OF ADDRESS DESIKED The 75th anniversary of the founding of the Oswego State Normal school will be observed in June. 1936. Mrs. Isabelle K. Hart, presiding officer of the Alumnae Association. would greatly appreciate information in regard to alumnae changes of address that students could fur- nish her. It is necessary for her to have all this information as soon as possible. LEGION AIRES EXPRESS INTEREST IN SCHOOLS The Armistice program presented by the William S. Monaghan post of the American Legion and the Oswego Normal school in the school auditorium is significant of cooperation between the legion and the schools according to testimonials by mem- bers of the legion and opinions expressed by the speakers on the program. Dr. Ralph \V Swetman in his welcome address said that he was glad to be able to cooperate with the American Legion in its armistice program. The keynote of the attitude of the legion in respect to the school was expressed by James K. Kinney, the first speaker on the program. Mr. Kinney, who is past district commander of the legion and chairman of the state legion welfare committee, said that through child and youth programs the legion is working to educate people in the spirit of Americanism and in t*u spirit of patriotism. Mr. Kinney concluded by stating that the program had established a relationship be- tween the Normal and the Legion which should benefit both groups. Though preparedness was the keynote of Judge Henry Kimball, he touched upon the legions interest in education and made a plea to the normal teachers as future teachers saying. \You young men and women who are to become teachers can play an important part in your nations defense. Tell your children you teach that the prin- ciples of justice and freedom, the glorious heritage we possess, cannot be kept unless we are prepared to defend them. • continued on page 3> CALENDARFOR NEXT WEEK Today Psi Phi Formal. Saturday, November 16 Kappa Kappa Kappa—Alpha Delta Fall Formal at Recreation Park. Monday, November 18 Boys Glee Club—12:25-1:00. Orchestra -4:00-5:00. Tuesday, November 1H Assembly Program -- Children's Book League. Clio Rush Party in Industrial Arts Library—4:00-6:00. Thursday, November 21 Assembly Program—*'Eirds on Parade.\ Motion picture lecture by Cleveland P. Grant. Campus Gaieties Supper -5:30-8.30. Friday, November tt Boys' Glee Club—12:25-1:00. Orchestra—4:00-5:00. N J No. 11 iL USES ESLA8 iNTAGE Room De- of New irse tanding fea- elementary »s labor at ory Dr. Guy \V. I is now in nch provide^ research in fast becom- itral dispers- !ore than one n sent out to nizations for he room con- jnphlets. pic- 3. There are agar, carbor- Ike. Files of is describing ountries are and histori- yearbooks. ediae are in deal of corn- search work receive talks they make lies friezezs. i grad^ that tin board on ge 4> :T WEEK rority Ru.*h a. Miss Badjger i, at 161 East -1:00. anel Discus- icher be Act- olding a New 'en bv the •oritv Rush -1:00 part will have only one. BOOK BINDING CLASS The fourth regular weekly class in bookbinding, sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America, will be beki as usual in the chemistry laboratory\' Wednesday night, December 11, from 7:30 to 9:30. This class has 2* active members enrolled, consisting of Nor- mal students, faculty members, scouts and scout executives of Oswego. Claude Weyant is the in- structor and has as his assistant, William Cunningham, both being ex- perienced bookbinders. to make the regular school oantr? more pleasant and attract^e for the members of the student body. If students as members of the associated student bodies have any ideas, their council representative will be glad to present your views to the council. Tell him what you want. With the coming of the basketball season which opened Wednesday. De- cember 4. the need and desire for bet- ter cheers and more effective cheering have arisen. To cooperate with the students, Dr, Swetman ha* granted them a few minutes from assembly program for cheering iaalrUt:cn ~ f *H#» scores of each group can be found on page 2. GIRL SCOl'T COt RSK A ~Troop Management\ course free of financial obligations and sponsored by the Girl Scouts of America, is to be given for girl scouts, April 30-24, inclusive at the State Normal school An opportunity will be given all girls, although seniors will be given the preference, to register for this course on January 27th, spring semester registration day. Second Clionian Sorority Rush *>»rtv. Arethusa Sorority Christmas Party. Social Committee Meeting. 7:30 at Mrs. Harts. Thursday, December it Basketball Game vs. Mechanics Institute at the Armory. Friday. December 13 Assembly Program\Heidr Present ed by the Little Theater Co. Basketball Game vs. On eon t a at Oneonta. Saturday, Drmurfm 14 Basketball Game vs. Hartwick C-ai lege at Hartwiek.