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-l'% X the roll ion it- THE OSWEGOTNIAIN A News Bulletin Published by the Associated Student Body of the State Normal School, Oswego, N. Y VOL 2 January 10. 193«; No. 14 FRESHMAN GIVES IMPRESSIONS OF LIFE AT NORMAL Says Instructors Do Not Try to Act Superior to Students. On Monday, September 19. 193a. a .iioup of young men and women met in a body, for the tii s: time, in the assembly. They came from all pails • f this huge state, all motivated by the desire to become a teacher Here in this room we were to meet, indir- ectly, our future instructors, and to make new acquaintances and friends. We did not know what to expect, and so. on my part, a feeling of curiosity permeated my whole being. The tii st thing that struck me as peculiar was the fact that our future instructors did not in any way try to act superior to us. The formality of The high school assembly programs was missing and in Ls place an infor- mal attitude was present. 1 found this very pleasant, and what I had vis- ualized as a monotonously tedious affair assumed a pleasant aspect and my tensioned feeling began to disap- pear. The pleasant bantering of the faculty members seemed to create a feeling of friendliness and good fel- lowship. This was an interesting and pleasing beginning and 1 was looking forward to direct contact with these teachers. However, there was one doubt lurking in my mind. Were these instructors acting friendly just as a false front \ The next important day was Tues- day. This was registration day. After paying my legist ration fee and stud- ent tax. I proceeded into the library very bewildered and wondering what to do next. After- tilling out cards which meant very little to me. 1 fol- lowed the fellow ahead of me. After what seemed hours, but in reality was no longer than fifteen or twenty min- utes, I arrived at the table which had been my destination, although 1 was imt in possession of this knowledge when I sat down at it. I was given my program and I thought that took care of everything. But some cards were thrust in my hand and I was told to till them out. 1 hadn't the •continued on page 2> •HOBO HIKE' FEATURES SPRING SOCIAL EVENTS A 'Hobo Hike\ to be held sometime in the spring is one of the affairs planned by the social committee of The Oswego Normal school. This was the suggestion of Golden Rrminey who was one of the quests of the social committee which met at the home of Mrs. Isabella K Hart Wed- nesday ni<rht. The other guests in- cluded Mrs. Ann Galbraith. in charge of girls' spoils at the school, and the junior dean of women. The calendar for the rest of the school year was completed and con- tains plans for more dances, the first of which will be held next Wednesday afternoon in the school gymnasium A bridge tournament may also be held for those students who like to play. Mrs. Hart Estimates About 8.000 Alumnae To Be Contacted Mrs. Isabella K Hart and her com- mittee are proceeding with their task of getting in touch with the academic and industrial aits alumnae of the school. She estimates there are about .v»HH» academic graduates. Not hav- ing had any state appropriation to keep in yearly touch with graduates, the school has always kept its records from news sent in by interested persons. The committee found a high per- centage of inaccuracy in the tiles and are making new tiles with the fresh information they tind. Diploma lists from 1901 to 193a were used to locate alumnae The names of graduates about whom in- formation was already known were checked off at the school and the rest sent to various alumnae associations. Marriage, moving, death, bring great changes but definite news of half the graduates of all academic courses has been received. Arthur K Hauler has charge of iiiuusiiiai Aits graduate «bout whom more information is on hand as the state prints an annual list of indus- trial arts teachers. Students have helped much with the information they have handed in. but regarding women graduates, they sometimes neglect to give maiden names. STUDENTS IN SMITH COLLEGE TO STUDY YOUNGER CHILDREN Nursery School Offers Exper- ience to Women in Classes of Child Psychology Students in child psychology at Smith College observe children whose ages range from 2 to a who are en- rolled in the pre-sehool groups spon- sored by the college at Northampton. Mass. The group meets live mornings a week during the college year-, and full advantage is taken by the chil- dren of their special quarters and large outdoor playground. The play- ground, under the direction of Mis. Margaret Curtis of the psychology de- partment, is conducted similar to the modern nursery school with a teacher in charge. The preschool group was made official by the college trustees when , the result was made known of the ex- perience and enjoyment given to the students in the class of child psy- chology. At present a number of students in advanced psychology are assisting the two teachers in charge, while next term each student in child psychology. after a period of observation, will take part in working with the children under supervision. Three research problems are hems: worked on which aim to contribute to the general knowledge of children, and jrive supervisors better under- standing in dealing with the children of the pre-school groups are being worked ^TT, ADDRESSES STUDENTS Thilip F. 1-aFollette, -son of Robert M. I^Follcrte, Sr., founder of the famous Republican Progressive family of the state of Wisconsin, who will he here Thiir*uh»y mornim? to address the student assembly on a topic yet un- announced. A breakfast for the K<>1ar\ Club and possibly for the Kiwatiis Club, will IK 1 held in the school cafeteria at 8 o'cloek preceding Governor I-aFol!et- tes talk. REGISTRAR STATES POSSIBILITIES OF CLASSES TO 5 P. M. Freshman and Sophomores of Industrial Arts Department Affected by Change Actor ding ;o Or. Selmer C. Larson. registrar, there is a possibility of two classes being held until a o'clock next term. These classes art' one freshmen section of essentials of art and a soph- omore section of mechanical drawing. B«»:h of these are Industrial Arts classes, taught by Wadsor Scoville. However. I>r. Larson said. \Af. er the semester is started, it may be possible tor Mi. Scoville to handle these sec- tions along with other scheduled classes. This would do away with meetings after 4 oclock.\ I>r. Lai son also said that as the set- up is now for nex; year, it does not seem possible that classes for Indus- trial Ails freshmen and sophomores can be scheduled between 8 and 4 o'clock during the 193+V1937 year. Thi< he said, is due to the change to the laboratory idea in the schedules, that is. more class hours than the number of semester hours earned. As IT is now. next year the Industrial Ar 1 s freshmen mill need 33 class hours to earn their 16 credit hours and the sophomores will need 35 class hours. I>r. Larson said, \It can readily be seen that with the necessity of sectioning the various classes, and laboratory sections and shops . all meetings cannrft be held between 8 and 4 oclock if the set-up remains as it is at present.** PHILIP LA FOLLETTE. WISCONSIN GOV'NOR. TO GIVE ADDRESS Member of \Royal Family\ of Wisconsin Speaks to Assem- bled Students Thursday Philip K. l^aFollette. governor of Wisconsin, is to speak here Thursday, January 10. His topic has not been announced. Klected to the governorship in November, 1931, at 33 years of age. this oratoiically gifted, spontaneous, drama, ic statesman, is commanding the attention of a large part of the country today. Like his father, the late Robert M. LaFollette, and his brother. Robert M . Jr., I'nited States senator, he firmly believes in democ- racy anil the common man. Confronted with many problems, among them unemployment, taxation, security for the farmer, public utili- ties, and the financially crippled school system. Governor LaFollette has met them with a calm stoicism, fighting determination and an inclination to- ward action rather than toward words. Governor LaFollette comes from a Republican Progressive family, long foremost in the history of Wisconsin. More than 50 years ago, his dynamic- father burst into prominence by de- manding the $Ko0 a year job of dis- trict attorney of Dane county. He got it. as well as every other import- ant job in the state, becoming suc- cessively congressman, governor anil senator. In 1924 he ran for president at the head of a short-lived third party and won nearly five million bal- lots in a total of 29 million, but he carried only one state, that of course being Wisconsin. He fought fiercely for progressive policies and measures, and saw many of them materialize into laws. His sons have taken up the cause where he left it. championing everything he stood for. A little more than ten years ago. Robert M LaFollette. Jr.. a • continued on page 3) CALENDAR Today Future sorority girls meet in room llo at 12:00-12:10 for preferential bidding. Saturday Basketball game with Cortland at Cortland. Monday, January 13 Final bids out at 8:00 a. m. and acceptances must be in before 3:00. Tuesday. January 14 Assemojy i'n#^i«:.. Ccv::r.cr Philip LaFollette. speaker. Basketball game vs. (Queens Uni- versity here at the Armory. Thursday, January 16 Assembly Program: Associated Stu- dent Body Meeting. Campus Gaieties supper party. Frklay, January 17 Basketball jrame vs. Brock port Normal here at the Armory- >al«rdbry„ January t* Basketball pune vs. Hart wick College b-^re at the Armory. •*..*•*». wr- - \*. OI^W «£!«•&> _S»/ »

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