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A Brunswick Triumph

In Seat Manufacture!

A sheet-covered seat that is guaranteed indefinitely not to split at the edges

As shown below, Brunswick's new White Seat has a heavy reinforced cushion of tough, resilient pyralin right on the outer edges where blows and rough usage are liable to cause white seats to split open. The sheet pyralin on the new Brunswick Seat is welded to this heavy cushion edge of pyralin. The seat edge is thus made 9 times as thick as a single sheet!

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Even the roughest usage won't damage this amazing new construction. It enables us to guarantee this edge against defects for an unlimited period.

Our large manufacturing facilities enable us to offer the Brunswick White Seat at exceedingly attractive prices.

In addition to the Whale-bone-ite Seat, and this new White Seat, Brunswick is now manufacturing a complete line of wood seats. Thus in the Brunswick line you can now find seats for every type of installation. Our catalog showing all models should be in your file. Write for it. The coupon

THE makers of the famous Whale-bone-ite Seat now offer is for your convenience.

their newest triumph in seat manufacture. The Brunswick White Seat shown here is a pyralin sheet-covered seat on wood base with a unique patented feature that means complete protection at the outer edge of the seat where danger of damage is greatest.

Instead of merely joining the two sheets of pyralin by overlapping or butting, as has been the custom in white seat manufacture, Brunswick has developed and patented a joint which makes what has been the weakest part of a sheetcovered seat now the strongest.

The two sheets of pyralin are now welded at the edge to a heavy cushion of pyralin. Thus instead of the usual thickness at the edge, where blows are most apt to hit, this new-type seat has solid pyralin there 9 times the thickness of a single sheet!

Fill In, Clip and Mail

Box 311, Seat Department

The Brunswick-Balke-Collender Co.
623 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago

Send your complete catalog, showing all models of Whale-
bone-ite, White and Wood Seats.







Made by the Manufacturers of the Whale-bone-ite Seat

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News of the Month

Americans Establish Trust Fund for

Oxford University

The American Trust Fund for Oxford University is the outcome of the efforts of a group of Rhodes scholars in America. The trust fund is under the jurisdiction of the Bank of the Manhattan Company, New York City. The trust deed, according to School and Society, was signed by Franklin F. Russell, secretary, Association of American Rhodes Scholars, and delivered to J. Stewart Baker, president, Bank of the Manhattan Company.

The fund provides for scholarships, exchange professorships, fellowships, contributions to building funds or such other uses as may be determined by an American committee in consultation with Oxford authorities. No fixed sum has been set for the fund but contributions of any amount will be accepted.

Foot-Candle Meter Valuable
to Schools

A foot-candle meter is a device that should be owned by every school, according to an article appearing in the Private School News, in which the various methods for lighting schoolrooms are discussed. It is a simple, directreading instrument of convenient size and low cost. It is valuable not only for investigating the efficiency of the artificial lighting, but for measuring daylight in the classroom at different times of the day and under different weather conditions to determine when the artificial lighting should be turned on.

Encourage Radio Education in Cuba

Radio education is to be more pronounced in Cuba this year than ever before, according to an article in the Western Journal of Education. The article states that materials for the construction of radio sets will be provided for all centers of learning in Cuba, from the University of Habana to the smallest school, in order that pupils throughout the country may receive the benefit of a series of popular lectures to be broadcast from the ministry of public instruction.

The subjects to be presented are: agriculture, industry, science, commerce, literature and civics. The receiving set for each school is to be constructed by pupils of the school.

Teachers Outnumber Positions

in Massachusetts

In Germany, it is stated, there are more than twentyseven applications for every vacancy in the teaching profession. A similar situation, although on a smaller scale, threatens the state of Massachusetts where it has been found that there are fully 1,000 teachers without employment, according to an announcement in a recent issue of

the Journal of Education. It is believed that one of the reasons for the existing condition is the increased salaries offered to teachers since the World War. Frank W. Wright, deputy commissioner of education for Massachusetts, points out that more rigid entrance requirements for normal schools in view of the present overabundance of teachers would probably tend to correct the situation.

Clubs Organized for Study of

English in Porto Rico

Great improvement has already been noticed in the English spoken in the schools of Porto Rico as the result of the institution of teachers' and pupils' clubs for the study of English, according to a report recently received by the Federal department of education.

Sixty-seven teachers' clubs were in operation in the island in February, 1928, with a total membership of 534 teachers, the announcement states. At the same time 612 pupils' clubs, with 32,415 members were functioning. The movement is sponsored by the department of education of Porto Rico.

Illinois Superintendents to Meet

in Urbana

The Illinois City Superintendents' Association will hold its annual fall meeting in Urbana, Ill., at the UrbanaLincoln Hotel beginning Wednesday afternoon, November 21, and closing the following day with a joint banquet with the State School Board Association.

The meeting Thursday afternoon is a joint session with the State School Board Association at which a nationally known speaker will talk on citizenship training. Training school children for citizenship will be the main theme of the entire meeting.

University of Porto Rico Suffers

From Hurricane

In the recent hurricane which swept the Gulf of Mexico, the University of Porto Rico was damaged to the extent that it was necessary to discontinue classes. On October 1, however, reorganization was well under way, and necessary repairs had been made so that it was possible to reopen the buildings and take up the work where it had been left at the time of the storm. It was then found that the enrollment of the university as well as the buildings had suffered from the catastrophe. Many of the families had suffered financially, forcing a number of students to withdraw from school.

It was the chancellor of the university who sent to the United States the first cable requesting help, according to a report in School and Society. The university has served the refugees in providing food and clothing for the sick and starving. The R. O. T. C. of the university has been on active guard duty over the island.

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Door Stay and Holder

As a door holder this device holds the door wide open by a thumb piece adjustment. (The No. 39 Door Stay and Holder is identical to No. 38, with the exception that thumb piece "E" is made a stationary block, so designed that by applying a slight pressure to the door, this block will engage the curved arms "B", holding the door in an open position. A slight pressure at the handle of the door will either engage or release the hold-open feature.) Meets fully every demand for door-swinging protection.

A circular completely detailing
the Rixson Door Stay and
Holder will be sent on request.
Write for it.

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efforts and resources to the creation, development, and manufacture of children's outdoor health building goods for almost thirty years, we offer a very superior line of playground equipment. All apparatus is of a design and construction that meets the approval of the leading playground and recreation authorities. We conduct the largest business of its kind and are constantly in touch with playground requirements—this places us in a position to assist those who are preparing to establish well equipped playgrounds. Catalog covering playground or swimming pool apparatus will be sent to those interested on request.


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News of the Month

Exhibitors Plan for Department

of Superintendence Meeting

The largest series of exhibits every displayed at a meeting of the Department of Superintendence of the National Education Association is promised for the fiftyninth annual convention of the Department of Superintendence at Cleveland, February 23 to 28, 1929.

Since the last meeting of the Department of Superintendence in 1923, the great Auditorium Annex has been erected near the Cleveland Public Auditorium. The main sessions of the convention will be in the auditorium and the exhibits will be housed in the annex.

The announcement of the exhibit states that meeting halls in the public auditorium will be used throughout the entire convention period. These halls, ten in number, of various sizes and types are designed to serve the large group meetings of the Department of Superintendence and many of the meetings of other departments and allied groups. The arrangement of the enclosed arcade makes passage between the auditorium and the exhibit hall convenient. Convention service, including registration, postoffice, sale of tickets, information headquarters and similar activities will be carried on at desks located in the center of the exhibit space in the Auditorium Annex. Restaurant and lunchroom, public telephone service, restrooms and lounges are conveniently located in the exhibit hall. All exhibits are on one floor.

Throughout the convention, except Sunday, February 24, the exhibits will open at 8:15 o'clock each day. On Saturday and Monday they will remain open until 8 p.m. On Tuesday and Wednesday the closing hour will be 6 o'clock and on Thursday the exhibits will close permanently at 5:30 o'clock.

President Frank D. Boynton has announced as the general theme of the convention: "How Can the Public Schools Better Serve Democracy?" The discussions of the theme will be divided under five subtopics: finance, articulation, personnel, citizenship and character, and investigation through research.

A departure from the usual custom will be noted in the closing of the convention on Thursday afternoon instead of Thursday night that members of the department and allied groups may take early evening trains out of Cleveland. President Boynton promises that a speaker of outstanding national prominence will deliver the closing address, summarizing the theme of the meeting.

Allied organizations and departments that will have programs at Cleveland at the same time are: Department of Superintendence, Department of Elementary-School Principals, National Association of Deans of Women, Department of Rural Education, Department of Vocational Education, Department of Secondary-School Principals, Educational Research Association, National Council of Education, City Teacher Training School Section, National Association of High-School Inspectors and Supervisors, National Council of Kindergarten Supervisors and Training Teachers, National Council of Primary Education, National Society of College Teachers of Education, National Society for the Study of Education and National Council of State Superintendents.

Resolutions for Educating Parents

Adopted at Southern Meeting

Universal education for parenthood is of the greatest importance to the highest development of our civilization and teachers' colleges should include special training to prepare their graduates to lead local parent education groups, according to a set of resolutions adopted by the board of managers of the National Congress of Parents and Teachers which met in Charleston, S. C. The resolutions embodying the stand of the board of managers of the congress also commending the Bureau of Education, Department of Interior, for its activity in the field of parent education were made public at the meeting.

Forthcoming Meetings

Department of Superintendence, National Educational Association.

President, Frank D. Boynton, Ithaca, N. Y. Secretary, J. W. Crabtree, 1201 Sixteenth Street, Washington, D. C.

Annual Meeting-Public Auditorium Annex, Cleveland, February 23-28, 1929.

Florida Education Association.

President, George W. Marks, superintendent, Volusia County, De Land.

Annual Meeting-Orlando, November 30-December 1, 1928.

Idaho Education Association.

President, D. A. Stephenson, Nampa.

Secretary, John L. Hillman, 331 Sonna Bldg., Boise.

Annual Meeting-Pocatello, December 27-29, 1928.

Pennsylvania State Education Association. President, Joseph F. Noonan, Mahanoy City. Secretary, James H. Kelley, 400 N. Third St., Harrisburg.

Annual Meeting-Reading, December 27-28, 1928.

South Dakota Education Association.

President, Lyman M. Fort, principal, Mitchell High School, Mitchell.

Secretary, N. E. Steele, 3 Perry Bldg., Sioux Falls.

Annual Meeting-Mitchell, November 24-28, 1928.

West Virginia State Education Association. President, Mrs. Bertha Filson, superintendent, Mason County, Point Pleasant.

Secretary, J. H. Hickman, 403-405 Capital City Bank Bldg., Charleston.

Annual Meeting-Wheeling, November 15-17, 1928.

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