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B. ROUND TABLE OF SUPERINTENDENTS OF SMALLER CITIES
A. As Gained from Professional Training-Thompson
C. As Gained from School Administration-Hyre
versal System of Key Notation . Supplementary List of Active Members.
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DEPARTMENT OF SUPERINTENDENCE
MOBILE MEETING, FEBRUARY 23-25, 1911
FIRST DAY MORNING SESSION—THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1911 The Department of Superintendence of the National Education Association met in the Lyric Theatre, Mobile, Ala., at 9:30 A.M., President William M. Davidson, superintendent of instruction, public schools, Omaha, Nebr., presiding.
The session opened with a piano duet, after which were short addresses of welcome by Albert P. Bush, president of the Mobile Chamber of Commerce; P. J. Lyons, Mayor of Mobile; and S. S. Murphy, superintendent of schools of Mobile. The response was made by President Davidson.
The program of this session was as follows:
Topic: A Message of Achievement from the Southland 1. “The Progress of Its Schools”-H. J. Willingham, state superintendent of public instruction, Montgomery, Ala.
2. “The Ideals of Its People”—Joseph M. Gwinn, superintendent of city schools, New Orleans, La.
3. “The Glory of Its Children”—Lawton B. Evans, superintendent of schools, Augusta, Ga.
In Memoriam: WARREN EASTON-James Benjamin Aswell, president, State Normal School, Natchitoches, La.
WILLIAM WALLACE STETSON—Payson Smith, state superintendent of public schools, Augusta, Maine. (Read by Mason Stone, state superintendent of education, Montpelier, Vt.)
At the close of the morning session President Davidson announced the following committees:
COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS A. E. Winship, editor, New England Journal of Education, Boston, Mass. Homer H. Seerley, president, Iowa State Teachers' College, Cedar Falls, Iowa. Guy Potter Benton, president, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. S. Š. Murphy, superintendent of schools, Mobile, Ala. Samuel Hamilton, superintendent of public schools, Braddock, Pa.
COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS
AFTERNOON SESSION At 2:30 P.M. President Davidson called the meeting to order, and after a piano solo by Miss Ruth Rosenbaum, the following program was presented:
Topic: The Present Status of Education in America 1. “In the Elementary Schools”—Ella Flagg Young, superintendent of schools, Chicago, Ill.
2. “In the Secondary Schools”—Ellis U. Graff, principal of high school, Omaha, Nebr. (Read by J. A. Doremus, superintendent of schools, Auburn, Nebr.)
3. "In the Colleges and Universities"--Guy Potter Benton, president, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.
General Discussion-Leaders: S. L. Heeter, superintendent of schools, St. Paul, Minn.; John W. Abercrombie, president, University of Alabama, University, Ala.
“Preliminary Report of the Committee on Uniform Reports and Records” -George D. Strayer, professor of educational administration, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
Discussion Leaders: Elmer Ellsworth Brown, United States Commissioner of Education, Washington, D.C.; William H. Allen, director, Bureau of Municipal Research, New York, N.Y.; Willard S. Small, principal, Eastern High School, Washington, D.C.
The evening session was called to order at 7:45 o'clock, President Davidson presiding.
Owing to the unexpected absence of Bishop Gailor, who was to deliver the address, brief addresses were given by the following:
Henry Suzzallo, professor of philosophy of education, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
Ella Flagg Young, superintendent of schools, Chicago, Ill.
SECOND DAY MORNING SESSION-FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1911 The meeting was called to order by President Davidson at 9:30 A.M. After a vocal solo by Miss Mattie Gusman, the following program was presented:
Topic: Our Educational Advance and Improvement over the Past I. “In City”—Charles E. Chadsey, superintendent of schools, Denver, Colo.
2. “In State”—Charles P. Cary, state superintendent of public instruction, Madison, Wis.
3. “In Nation”—Elmer Ellsworth Brown, United States Commissioner of Education, Washington, D.C.
General Discussion Leaders: Leonard P. Ayres, secretary, Russell Sage Foundation, New York City; J. George Becht, principal, State Normal School, Clarion, Pa.; M. L. Brittain, state superintendent of public instruction, Augusta, Ga.
“Report of Committee on Economy of Time in Education"—Henry Suzzallo, professor of philosophy of education, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City.
The annual business meeting followed the program.
Several invitations were presented for the meeting in 1912, and it was voted to hold that meeting in St. Louis, Mo.
The report of the Committee on Nominations was as follows:
For First Vice-President, 0. J. Kern, superintendent of schools of Winnebago County, Rockford, Il.
For Second Vice-President, H. J. Willingham, state superintendent of public instruction, Montgomery, Ala.
For Secretary, Harlan Updegraff, Bureau of Education, Washington, D.C.