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BOOK REVIEWS

Our reader* are interested in books of merit,
but especially in books of interest and value
to commercial teachers, including books of
special educational value and books on business
subjects. AH such books will be briefly re-
viewed in these columns, the object being to
enable our readers to determine their value.



Weedon's Modern Encyclopedia —

Editor-in-Chief, Garry Cleveland
Myers. Associate Editors, Henry Tur-
ner Bailev, L. H. D. ; Clark Wissler,
Ph. D., LL. D.; William Martin Small-
wood, Ph. D. ; John Tasker Howard ;
George Walker Mullins, Ph. D. ; Sam-
ual Howard Williams, Ph. D. ; Riverda
Harding Jordan, Ph. D. ; Nels August
Bengtson, Ph. D.; Newell LeRov Sims,
Ph. D., B. D.; Julian A. C. Chandler,
Ph. D., and about three hundred other
educators prominent in educational and
library circles.

Much is being said about a new encyclopedia
known as Weedon's Modern Encyclopedia. This
is the first brand new encyclopedia in 20 years
as it is neither a revision of another set nor
a foreign encyclopedia adapted to American
needs. For the first time entries were pro-
portioned and classified according to the Dewev
Decimal System which is now used so ex-
tensively in the best libraries of the world.

Every article was written for this particular
work and Weedon's was designed to fill the
present day needs of children from four years
of age through high school. Its articles spar-
kle with their new viewpoint, with their up-
to-date facts and their interesting style. In
many respects, Weedon's Modern Encyclo-
pedia is unique. Instead of beginning the
encyclopedia with the usual prosaic and unin-
teresting double A words such as Aachen,
Weedon's starts with a very colorful and in-
teresting article on abbeys. While the article
itself is packed full of facts, it reads inter-
estingly and simply enough for any child to
enjoy.

Naturally, in making an encyclopedia to meet
the needs of children in 1932. you will find
articles on subjects not generally treated in
other encyclopedias. Many biographies of im-
portant people now living and subjects of
present day interests are included in Weedon's.
Weedon's was able to do this by the omission
of needless detail, of long dry discussions
which are no longer of general interest and of
constantly changing statistical facts which
have occupied so much space in other encyclo-
pedias. In examining Weedon's, even cas-
ually, you are impressed by the attractive ap-
pearance of its whole layout, one fixed uni-
form plan. For example: punctuation mark-
ings; birth and death dates following bio-
garphical entries and the tabloid arrangement
of the prosaic and yet essential facts in con-
nection with geographic articles has been fol-
lowed. This method gives the user quickly
and definitely the information he is seeking.
Now and then you are tempted to read an
article. They read so easily and the word
pictures are made so vivid that you find your-
self torgetting time and other obligations until
you reach the end. Scientific articles are made
interesting and clearly understood. Biographi-
cal sketches read like some life story, told
humanly and in such a way that one gets
an entirely new conception of the character
portrayed.

The same careful thought and action that
was given to important details in the prepara-
tion of the articles was given to the planning
of the art work. Pictures in a reference work
must be informative as well as attractive. It
is possible to satiate and divert the reader by
illustrations which do not fit with articles.
The proportion of pictures should be in direct
ratio to the amount of the text. Weedon's
Modern Encyclopedia seems to have struck the
right balance.

The art department of this new encyclopedia
has employed color, action, variety and con-
trast, all essential to holding interest. Each
picture is realistic and true to fact so they are
accurate sources of information as well as in-
teresting. The pages have been laid out har-



moniously and the most exacting artistic taste
is satisfied. Instead of beginning an important
article in the middle of a page, Weedon's starts
them at the top and the editors have avoided
dividing a page by unrelated pictures. The
balanced arrangement on the page, the width
and proportion of the margins and the choice
of pictures has created a very pleasing effect.

It seems in the preparation of Weedon's
Modern Encyclopedia that prominent librarians,
teachers, principals and superintendents were
consulted. From these child authorities the
publishers of Weedon's obtained many useful
ideas. One of them was to make the maps
clear and distinct and to avoid as much as
possible covering a map with a lot of im-
portant data. These unreadable details are
absent from the maps in Weedon's and each
one of the important continental maps is sur-
rounded by a black border which not onl;
makes it easy to locate when the volume is
closed but also pleasingly frame it. Charm
and individuality are added to the maps by
atmospheric pictures.

The child or the teacher finds the large type
stories in Weedon's written in a simple but
dignified language. They are interesting to
both the young and old. The stories of the
operas, biographical sketches and other ma-
terial, all of an informative nature, is pre-
sented in these stories. No attempt is made
to draw a moral. Example rather than pre-
cept has been used to teach the child the
right way of doing things. These stories are
placed next to the article on similar subjects
making it easy for the child to refer to it for
answers to questions which may be aroused
by the story. The monotony of- the text is
also broken in this way.

The eighth volume of Weedon's Modern En-
cyclopedia is now being made and will include
information on various subjects in tabloid form
and will also have in it subject outlines and
will be an Easy- reference - Subject- Index
analytically arranged. It is being prepared
under the direction of R. J. Usher, Librarian
of the Howard Memorial Library at New Or-
leans.

Examples of good taste and study appear
in Weedon's Modern Encyclopedia from the
artistically designed cover to the style of type
used. The volumes are bound so carefully
that they open flat and it isn't necessary to
put an ink - well or a book on them to keep
them open while a child is using them. The
adult mind finds much of value in the style
of writing, the arrangement of material and
the selection of subjects. Weedon's has been
made to serve well in homes, schools and
libraries.

It's an enormous task to authenticate an
encyclopedia. Care was taken by the editors
of Weedon's to eliminate any prejudicial state-
ments on any subject matter which was par-
ticularly sectarian. It is fair, accurate and a
safe guide to put into the hands of any user.
The school child with a questioning mind or
one who enjoys wholesome, informative read-
ing will find Weedon's Modern Encyclopedia
a valuable addition to his library. It answers
the questions of curious youngsters and it
makes school work a pleasure, the search for
knowledge a joy and the educational progress
of every boy and girl more rapid and thorough.
That seems to have been the object in the
mind of this staff of well known educators
and artists which have been gathered from
every section of the United States.



The March of Civilization— By Jesse E.
Wrench, Professor of Historv, University of
Missouri. Published by Charles Scribner's
Sons, New York City, N. Y. Cloth cover,
365 pages.

From an experience gained from more than
twenty years of teaching, the author has pre-
pared a book which will give the student a
connected narrative of the past and an idea
of the struggles, reverses, and triumphs
which humanity has undergone. He has made
a careful attempt to keep the language, the
reasoning, and the organization of the book
on a plane thoroughly comprehensible to the
young student of history. He has utilized
political history as a main connecting link
and the background upon which to build the
story.

The dependence of our modern civilization
upon the classical and Christian backgrounds
requires that these periods be presented as
clearly as possible and that such topics as
the democracy of Athens, Roman administra-
tion, and the Medieval church be described



more fully than some of the dynastic or other
struggles'of the later centuries. The emphasis
upon the Oriental is deliberate in the belief
that world history is not merely European
historv. Even though today the Orient has
borrowed much from Europe and America,
still that part of the world has important
contributions to make and the young student
of todnv should have some knowledge of the
ideas that have prevailed in the Orient and
still prevail.

In this book much space has been devoted
to the treatment of religion in an attempt to
show as simply as possible how powerful a
factor religion has been, and still is, in the
life of the race. The author has endeavored
to make this presentation entirely without
prejudice and in such simple terms as the
subject will permit.

The illustrations have been selected not only
with the purpose of interesting the student,
but also of supplementing the text. The maps,
made by experts under the author's direction,
have been kept simple and as challenging as
possible. In the Problems and Practice Exer-
cises the more obvious things have been
omitted for the sake of space. The bibliog-
raphies are more suggestive than complete
though care has been taken to utilize only
those 1 ks which are more easily accessible



First Lessons in Business Training —

By C. W. Hamilton, Director of Busi-
ness Education, Principal, Alexander
Hamilton Jr. High School, Elizabeth,
N. ]., and J. F. Gallagher, Supervisor
of Handwriting, Assistant Director of
Business Education, Elizabeth, N. J.,
Schools. Published by Prentice-Hall,
Inc., 70 Fifth Avenue, New York. Cloth
cover, 432 pages.

This text is particularly well adapted for
use in school systems where the 6-3-3 plan or
junior high school organization is followed and
also in continuation schools, evening schools,
and the first year of senior high schools.

First Lessons in Business Training has a
five-fold purpose:

1. To serve as an orientation course for the
many pupils who are undecided whether to
enter industry or business, or to prepare for
a professional career.

2. To prepare boys and girls for everyday
lite. Everyone has contacts with business.
Every person buys merchandise, invests money,
uses banking facilities— and consequently should
know how to use to best advantage the services
of individual businesses and of public service
corporations.

3. To provide training in service, courtesy,
business etiquette, and thoroughness. This
course of study is as important in training tor
good citizenship as is the study of civics, Eng-
lish, or any other school subject.

4. To furnish a background for further busi-
ness courses offered in the senior high school.

5. To prepare for such junior clerical jobs
as are open to those who leave school at the
end of the eighth or ninth grade.

In order to permit more thorough use of
the project plan, the authors require or at least
strongly urge that each pupil keep a notebook
in which may be placed all projects, illustra-
tion';, and graphs prepared in conjunction with
the course. In this notebook there will then
be a chronological record of each pupil's prog-
ress in the subject. Applied penmanship is
emphasized throughout this work. Purposeful
motivation for good writing is secured through
teaching penmanship in a practical way, along
with other work.

This text meets the orientation objective of
the junior high school and at the same time
develops a knowledge of business activities and
business procedure. It contains valuable guid-
ance material for all pupils, whether or not
they are enrolled in the business-education de-
partment.

Character training and development have
been uppermost in the minds of the authors,
as they believe that without right attitudes
of service no boy or girl, no matter how
skilled, can be a good citizen; hence the many
questions and suggestions with a vital bearing
on character formation.

A good knowledge of business methods may
be obtained by assigning different problems to
different members of the class, thus bringing
together a wealth of information.



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SPECIALIZED TRAINING

The Bentley School of Accounting
and Finance of Boston will graduate
approximately tour hundred and

twenty-five men the coining June, the
largest class in its history.

The Bentley School was the pioneer
school for men who desired 'to special-
ize exclusively in accountancy, and
accountancy, and continues to be dis-
tinctive in its field. Starting in 1917
with twenty-nine local students, it has
an enrollment this year of over twenty-
six hundred and seventy-five. Num-
bered among these are men from six-
teen states east of the Mississippi,
Texas, California, Canada, and Colum-
bia, S. A.

The economic conditions of the last
two years have caused a great many
high school graduates who otherwise
would have gone to the academic col-
leges to turn at once to a practical
form of education. For the same rea-
son, increasing numbers of college
students and graduates have entered
the Bentley Sichool, so that its enroll-
ment has remained above the high
level of the boom years of the pre-
depression period.

Men who are thinking seriously of
the future realize that when this period
of readjustment is over, the best op-
portunities are going to be for those
who can do some one needful service
well; and that specialized training
alone can give a man the knowledge
and the confidence that are necessary
to meet the competition that he is
sure to face.

A steadily increasing number of the
leading financial and industrial com-



panies send their representatives to
the school each year to select men
from the graduating class. One such
company has taken a group of gradu-
ates for twelve successive years, in-
cluding 1932. Another large utility
company which took several graduates
from the class of 1931 stated at that
time that the Bentley School was the
only school or college from which it
was engaging any new employees.

Over the past eleven years five lead-
ing companies alone, in the following
industries, have taken three hundred
and sixty-three Bentley men into their
organizations : Banking — 42, electrical
manufacturing — 55, public, utility — 65,
chain store system — 68, shipping and
importing — 133, and one public account-
ing firm has taken 47.

During 1931, more than a hundred
business concerns applied for the first
time to the Bentley School Placement
Bureau to recommend men for their
accounting departments.



JAMES STANFORD

James Stanford passed away at Rapid
City, S. D. on January 20, 1932. at the
age of 93. It will interest the readers
to know that Mr. Stanford, as a boy,
came in touch witli the great penmen
of that early period. He traveled from
place to place in Massachusetts, Maine
and New Hampshire and during these
moves he had the privilege of seeing
and hearing and taking lessons from
Piatt Rogers Spencer and A. R. Dun-
ton. He mentioned one wonderful pen-
man from New Hampshire, whose skill
in flourishing on the blackboard as well
as on paper impressed him as being
as skillful as either P. R. Spencer or



A. R. Dunton. This man evidently was
none other than Prof. Bugbee of
Nashua, N. H., who was so famous
throughout New Hampshire and Ver-
mont back in the forties, fifties and
sixties. Prof. Bugbee was a great
favorite at Hanover, N. H., where he
seems to have reached his height ot
skill as a penman and teacher. It is
strange that such a famous penman
as Mr. Bugbee was, has left no pub-
lished work behind. I wonder if there
isn't some reader of the B. E. who
has samples of Bugbee's penmanship
and flourishing, or knows of some pen-
man who has, so it could be printed
in the Educator. There must be some
samples of his work left at Hanover
or Nashua, N. H.

Mr. Stanford admired the skill of
both Piatt Rogers Spencer and A. R.
Dunton, and their method of drilling
their students. He had the honor of
listening to these pioneer penmen, and
follow their instructions from 1846 to
1854.

Mr. Stanford was born at Chelsea,
Mass., Februarv 14, 1839.

CAPT. F. O. ANDERSON,
112 W. Third St., Winona, Minn.



Mrs. Floy K. Sheppard of San Fran-
cisco, Calif., will teach, the coming
year, in the Cortland, N. Y., Business
Institute.

Miss Constance E. Clayton, recently
with the Midland Park Public School,
will teach next vear in the Ardsley,
N. Y., High School.

Miss Julia Fogel is a new commercial
teacher in the Cranston, R. I., High
School.








Miss Mildred Zerkle, Supervisor of
Handwriting, Mansfield, Ohio, believes
in correlating handwriting with other
subjects. In the accompanying illus-
tration, Kathryn Vasilovic, one of her
6A pupils, depicted with exercises Lin-
coln's humble log cabin.

When you feel that your pupils need
movement, give them similar exercises.
It is more interesting to make things
which have meaning than the mere
practice of exercises.






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Kathrvn Vasilovic, 6A student
Hedges School, Mansfield, Ohio, demc
strating the correct writing positi<



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Marguerite Llewellyn



July 5

to

August 14



SPECIAL INSTRUCTOR

Miss Marguerite Llewellyn graduated from the
Zanerian College a few years ago with more than
the usual attainments. In addition to Normal and
College training, she was an experienced and un-
usually successful teacher of boys and girls.

These scholastic attainments coupled with fine
social instincts, pleasing personality and enthus-
iasm for the work caused us to invite Miss
Llewellyn to represent the school in the capacity
of a traveling supervisor.

In this capacity Miss Llewellyn has addressed
hundreds of City. County Institutes and Teachers'
Meetings, and has been invited to return time
and again to address the same Institutes.

Miss Llewellyn has consented to lecture on the
various phases of teaching handwriting to our
summer school group. Those who are privileged
to receive instruction from Miss Llewellyn this
year will find her to be a skillful teacher, an en-
thusiastic speaker, a tireless worker, and a faith-
ful friend.



Brighter times are ahead. Times, however, when com-
petition will he keener, and more efficient training- will be



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