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many others, are well worth knowing — worth many
times the cost to attend. In fact, if such men are not
worth seeing and hearing, life isn't worth much. And
wc wouldn't give much tor the fellow who fails to
attend all such meetings whenever he can.



Program of the Federation

TUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 26

1. Musical Program.

3. Address of Welcome, Alexander H. Revolt, Chicago.

3. Response, R. J. Shoemaker.

4. President Palmer's Address. It was replete with infor-
mation and stated that the business school was a boon to all
who had limited educational advantages. Recommended
actual business shorthand departments, localization of in-
struction in bookkeeping to suit the needs of individuals and
conditions, restoration of exhibit of publications by publish
ers at the Federation, etc.

5. Greeting from Eastern Commercial Teachers' Associa-
tion, Geo. P. Lord, Salem, Mass.

6. Reports from Chairman of Committees, "etc.

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

1. Address by James H. Eckles, Chicago, Comptroller of
Currencv during administration of President Cleveland.

2. Carl C. Marshall, Battle Creek, Mich, "The Man Behind
the School."

3. J. W. Warr, Moline, 111., " How to Popularize Business
Kducation."

EVENING

. Business Meeting, Election of Officers for 1900, etc.; W. C.
Stevenson, President; J. E. King, Vice President; G. W.
Brown, Secretary; W. F. Giesseman, Treasurer. Executive
Committee: C. R. Weirs, Trenton, N. J.; Norman P. Hefflev
Brooklyn, N. Y.; W. C. Faust. Mt Vernon, O.; C. C. Marshall,
Battle Creek, Mich., Chairman. Detroit, Mich., was selected
for the place of meeting in 1900.

THURSDAY AKTKRNOON

1. W. H. Shaw, Toronto. Ontario "The Value of Profes-
sional Co-operation." This was a valuable contribution, as it
disclosed information concerning the way the schools of
Canada are, thru association, elevating the standard of busi-
ness education. In this particular they are ahead of our own
schools, and we will do well to learn from them.

2. Discussion by I. O. Crissy, Albany, N. V

3. C. C. Marshall. '*The Relations of Language Training to
Successful Business Life."

4. A. S. Hcaney, Providence, R. I., "One Year iti Practical
English."

FRIDAY AFTKRNOON

1. Charles T. Yerkes. Chicago. "A Business Education in
Connection with Public Schools."

2. Melvil Dewey, Albany. N. V., "Shall the Business Course
Afford a Foundation for Business Life or a Special Training
for Clerical Duties? " (This paper was read by I. O. Crissy.)

3. G. \V. Brown, " A Summer Normal for Commercial
Teachers."

4. Reports, Business Meeting, etc.

5. Resolutions of thanks were tendered to 0. M. Powers,
proprietor of The Metropolitan Business College, in whose
Building the meeting was held ; to the Chicago pruss ; : ml lo
The Practical Age. Western Penman, and Penman's Art
Journal for announcements

The papers and speeches were timely, able, elevating, and
practical. The interest was intense and sustained from start
to finish. President Elliott, of Harvard, was unmercifully
scored by G. W. Brown, the champion of commercial educa
tion, for having criticised the so-called business colleges.





W. T. BOOKMYER. PRES T BUSINESS
TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION FOR 1899.



L. L. WILLIAMS. PRES T COMMERCIAL
SCHOOL MANAGERS' ASSOCIATION
FOR 1900.



J. C. WALKER. PRES T BUSINESS
TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION FOR 1900.



Program of the Western Penmen's and Public

School Writing and Drawing teachers.'

Associations

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27. FORENOON

1. President Crandle's Address. It contained much sensible
thot, and suggested the need of that kind of instruction in
writing m the public schools that would lead to and connect
with the kind desired in business schools. He also recom-
mended the consolidation of the two associations named
above. By request, the President appointed a committee to
formulate resolutions concerning the same, and, as a conse
quenee, the two associations were consolidated under the
name of the

Penmanship Ceachers' Association

2. W. C. Stevenson, " Characteristics of the Handwriting of
many Countries; Comparisons and Reflections."— His con-
clusions were : 1, Hand engraved copies; 2, Finger movement
required: 3. Simplicity and speed not united; 4. Shade and
flourishes common ; 5, s o copy books in any language imparts
the essential attributes of writing advocated by American
writing teachers of today.

AFTERNOON

1. President Miss L. ViolaWaller's Address, contained many
helpful t hots along writing and art lines and was well received.

2. D. S. Hill, " Business versus Vertical Writing," proved to
be an enthusiastic advocate of rapid slant writing for busi-
ness purposes; vertical, in his opinion, being slow and freak-
ish, as well as a social fad.

3 A. H. Hinman, " Penmanship as a Profession," believed
that penmanship of today, to a large degree, served as a
means rather than as an end. He dwelt entertainingly upon
the past and indicated the need, at the present day, of pen-
men being able to teach and do other things as well.' He then
called upon Mr. Zaner, who responded, and suggested means
by which the penmen of today made the profession profitable

EVENING

Business nutting and election of the following officers for
1900: t has. A. Fttust, President: J. C. Olson, Vice President-
II. S. Hill, Secretary ; Burt German, J. F. Fish, C. E. Towne.
Executive Com in it tee.

THUltSDAT, DECEMBER 28. FORENOON

1. W ('. Stevenson, "Writing for Use." After a talk re-
pletc wiih vigorous and definite statements, he formed the
tn. rubers of the association into a writing class to test their
speed and skill. The results of which are promised for publi-
cation We hope, thereby, to see how well and how fust our
shining lights can write.

2. A. C. Faust. "Automatic Pen Work." Hints and illus-
trations were given as to the use of this unique instrument
ami sonic beautiful specimens displayed by students.

i II. F. Williams, "Practical Writing." This proved one
of the most liberal, intellectual papers read before the asso
ciation We hope to present it in full in the near future.

■1. C P. Zaner, "The Root of and Remedv for Poor Writing
in the I'ublic Schools."

AFTERNOON

1. Miss Clara Emeus, " Penmanship in Graded Schools."
The paper read proved thotful as well as practical and indi-
cated that she was familiar with actual school room con-
ditions.

2. Burt German. " Pen Lettering." Mr. German divided
his time and requested others to present various phases of
the subject, each one being given live minutes. Mr. German,
text lettering; Mr Faust, shaded base-lettering; Mr. Olson,
marking style; Mr Zaner. engrossing; Mr. Hinman, artistic
lettering Ml illustrated their remarks upon the blackboard.

3. C A. Wetzel, " Light and Shade." lie treated the sub-
ject with brush from the- Brst year in the primary grades, and
exhibited specimens of his pupils' work thai illustrated the
fact thai he was developing ideas of an I abilitv to pro. luce
beauty real beaut} beamy that was harmonious in form
an I color.



4. J. F. Fish, " Muscular Movement." He presented the
subject from a business college standpoint and did it in an
up-to-date, popular manner.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29. MORNING

1. W. F. Giesseman. " How Much Should a Teacher of Writ-
ing Know Besides Penmanship ? " He said, "One must know-
more than enough to fill a position in order to know enough
to fill it successfully." He gave a sound, sensible talk thru-
out — one all should have beard. Mr. Gaylord convincingly
and enthusiastically clinched the subject and demonstrated
still more conclusively the need of a good, general education
as a foundation for penmen as well as for others.

2. B. P. Drake, " Movement as a Foundation." He thot
movement should be begun in the primary grades and thai it
could be successfully taught in the public schools

3 A. N Palmer, " Copy Books Condemned." He believed
that any one who could handle copy books successfully could
teach writing without them, and that if there were no copy-
books teachers would learn to teach the subject successfully.
He treated the subject in his usual fluent, enthusiastic, char-
acteristic manner.

4. H. E. Brock, " Designing." Mr. Brock, of Chicago, gave
some practical hints and illustrations upon the subject, and
was followed by Mr. F. Holme, Director of the School of Illus-




C. N. CRANDI.b. CHICAGO, III... FKfcSlDENT WESTERN PENMEN S
ASSOCIATION, 1899.



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tration, Chicago, who graphically, by tongue and chalk, con

veyed the facts and forces of newspaper illustrating.

AFTEKN«>«>N

1. J. F. Barnhart, " Vertical Writing.*' Mr. It. handled the
subject as it has never before been bandied at a penmen's con-
vention. He did the snbjecl . himself, and the profession just ice
Friend and foe alike admired his courageous presentation of
the subject. One who asked him if he wore a number one
hat learned by the quickness of his reply ; " No, neither 1 do I
wear a wash tub." thai vertical was not much slower or less
trenchant than lightning itself. Facts, not theoretic argu-
ment, were his stock in trade. lie taught the same move
nients in vertical as in slant writing.

Discussion, questions and answers followed many papers
and talks. All in all, the meeting was a success. General
good feeling prevailed. Liberality grew as I lie meeting pro
greased. Discussions were frequent, but silways friendly, in
the rooms, on the streets, and in the hotel lobby.



members of the Penmatrsbip Ceacbers'
Association

C. \. Faust, Chicago, HI : C. N. C ran die, Chicago, 111.; J. F.

Fish. Chicago, 111.; A. II. Hinman. Worcester Mass.; J. B.
McConkie, Green Hay. Wis.; W.C Stevenson, Emporia, Kans.;
\Y. P. Gtesseraan, Des Moines, iowa; B. F. Williams, Des
Moines, Iowa; N. H. ('lose, Secor, III.; F. E. Merriam.
Dubuque, Iowa; Bert German, Fremont, Ohio; C. P. Zaner,
Columbus, Ohio ; J. C. Olson, Parsons. Kans.; I). S. Hill, Evans
ville. Ind ; K. E. Salser. Emporia Kans.; A. W. Lesley, ( hicago,
111.; A. X. Palmer, Cedar Rapids. Iowa: J. W. Kinsley, New-
York. X. \\: G. E. Nettleton, Mankato, Minn.; J. C. V. Corn-
wall, Chicago, III.; X. -.1. Biever. Owatonna. Minn.; O. A.
Whitmer. Curdsville, Kv.: F. I), i ross. Oshkosh, •* is.; A. C
Grimes, Chicago, 111.; W. P. Hostetler, La Pa/.. Ind.: P. Rit-
ner, St. Louis, Mo.; Miss Clara Emens, Loekport, X T . V.; B. F.
Drake. Xashville. Tenn.; C. E. Towne, Zanesville. Ohio ; Miss
Merand Waller, Miss L. Viola Waller. Charles City, Iowa;
J. F.Barnhait, Akron, Ohio; G. W. Brown. Peoria. 111.; R. A.
Grant. Rockford, 111.; J. s, McMiniemee, Princeton. III.;
C. A. Wetzel, Sterling. HI




Program of the Business Ceacbers' Association

WEDNESDAY, DECBHBBB 27. FORENOON

1. President T. W. Bookmyer's Address.

J. C. B. Potter, Jr., "Opening and Closing of Corporation
Rooks. "

3. C P. Zaner. "Why Most People Write Poorly.— The
Remedy."

AFTERNOON



1. J. W. Warr.
not ? "



' Is Modern Business Ethical':

EVENING



If not, wh\



1. Business meeting and election of the following officers for
1900: J. C.Walker, President ; D. W. Springer, Vice-President ;
J. A. Hiner, Secretary. W. S. Fry, Byron Horton, J. Bolyn,
Executive Committee.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28. FORENOON

1. J. D. Brunner, "How Much Time Should be Devoted
Proportionately to the Different Commercial Branches? "

2. A. E. Hortenstein, "How to Secure Results in Spelling
and Correspondence."

3. J. A. Lyons, " What Constitutes a Proper Training for a
Commercial Teacher?" v

4. W. N. Ferris, "A Course of Reading for Commercial
Teachers."

AFTERNOON

1. George P. Lord. "What Policy Shafl Business Colleges
Adopt Toward Commercial High Schools in Order to Best
Maintain their Positions in Educational W r ork?"

2. Query Box. Round Table Discussion.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29. FORENOON

1. M. G. Rohrbough. "Standard of Scholarship Required
for a Diploma." "Is Uniform Examination for Business
Colleges Practicable or Desirable?"

2. I. O. Crissy, Inspector Business Education University of
the State of New York, "The Standard of Graduation of Com-
mercial Students Fixed by the State of New York."

3. W. C. Stevenson, "The Development of the Principles of
Debit and Credit.

AFTERNOON

1. H. M. Rowe, "The Balance Sheet and Some Special Ac
counts."

Discussion, questions, and answers followed nearly all
papers. On the whole, the meeting was an unqualified suc-
cess. It clearly demonstrated that teachers of business educa-
tion stand on a level with teachers of other departments of
educational work. Enthusiasm ran high but it did not run
toward fanaticism. Brains as well as purpose predominated.
It is our opinion no better session, if as good, was ever held.



MR. ALEXANDER H. REVELL. CHICAGO. WHO DELIVERED THE
ADDRESS OF WELCOME.



members of the Business teachers'
Association

J. C. Walker, Danville, 111.: T. W. Bookmyer, Sandusky.
Ohio; E. E Gaylord, Beverly, Mass.: D. W. Springer, Ann
Arbor, Mich; G. W. Brown, Jacksonville, 111.; Wm. Lueders.
Sterling. 111.; C B. Potter, Jr. Peoria. 111.; J. J. Krider,
i anton, Ohio; W. S. McKinney, Chicago. 111.: W". N. Ferris,
Big Rapids, Mich.; F. H Harper. Saginaw. Mich.; E. F.
Quintal, Bloomington, 111.; W. F. Caldwell, Galesburg. 111. ;
U. S. Frye, Chicago, 111.; W. R. Whetster, Lincoln, IH. ;
M. H. Lockver, Evansvillc. Ind ; A. E Hortenstein, Terre
Haute, Ind.*; Carl C. Marshall, Battle Creek. Mich.; Bryon
Haughton, New York; S. D. VanBenthuysen, Onarga, 111.;
Geo. P. Lord, Salem, Mass.; E. H. Fritch, St. Louis. Mo.;
W. H. Carrier, Meadville, Pa. ; Moses Puterbaugh, Peru. Ind ;
J. E. Karns, Rockford. 111. ; J. O. Crissy, Albany. X. Y. ; O. P.
DeLand, Appleton, Wis. ; E. S. Chapman. Cedar Rapids, Iowa ;
A. D. Wilt, Dayton, Ohio; A. A. Gonsolley. Lanioni, Iowa;
E. L. Miller, Indianola, Iowa; C. M. Bartlett, Cincinnati,
Ohio: R. A. Grant, Rockford. 111.; Joseph Nelson, Salt Lake
City, Utah : J. A. Hiner, Louisville, K\ . ; A. S. Heaney, Provi
dence, R. I. : Wm. C. Stevenson, Emporia. Kans ; A. L.
Trenorv, Kenosha, Wis. ; W. H. Whigam, Chicago, 111 ; D. G.
Bolevn. Peoria, 111.: II. M Rowe. Baltimore. Md ; H. D.
Harris, Baltimore. Md. : J. W. Warr. Moline, 111. ; L. L Wil-
liams, Rochester, N. Y. ; G. E. King. Cedar Rapids. Iowa;
A. W T . Dudley, Chicago. 111.; M. L. Musick, Springfield, Mo.;
Enos Spencer. Louisville. Kv. : J. D. Brunner, Marion. Ind.;
W. H. Callow, Elgin. 111.; V. G. Moore. Springfield, 111.;
R. J. Shoemaker. Fall River, Mass. : C.S.Clark. Fall River,
Mass.; B. F. Hart. Moline, 111.. W. F. Parsons, Kalamazoo.
Mich.; A. C. Gegenheimer, Naper ville, 111 : W. T. Boone,
South Bend, Ind.; X. L. Richmond, Kankakee, 111.; .1. W.
Kaufman. V \\ Martinsville, W. Va.; A. D. Humbert. Ruck
ford. 111.: F. C. Keach, Jacksonville. 111.; E. T. Overend,
Pittsburgh. Pa. : T. B. Moore. Trenton, N. J. ; A. C. Goulding,
Chicago. 111.: O. M. powers. Chicago, 111.; J. A. Lyons. Chi-
cago, 111 ; S. II. Goodyear, Chicago 111 ; H. M Owen. De-
catur, III.: W. H. Shaw, Toronto, Out.: M. G. Rohrbough.
Omaha. Nebr. ; R. Y. Coffey, Ottawa. 111. W. W. Wightman,
Chicago. 111. : F. E. Merriam. Dubuque, la. : C W Benton,
Yalparaiso. Ind. ; Miss G. L. Fleming, College Springs, Iowa ;
S. L. Oliver, St. Louis, Mo.



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w. l. musick. ffest shorthand
teachers' association for 1900.



H. G. HEALEY. PRES T SHORTHAND
TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION FOR 1899.



C. A. FAUST. PRES T PENMANSHIP
TEACHERS* ASSOCIATION FOR 1900.



Program of the Shorthand teachers* 'Association

TUESDAY, DECEMBER *'6, 1899. AFTERNOON

Reception, registration of members, etc.

WEDNESDAY FORENOON

1. Miss Rebecca St rut ton. ' Classification of Shorthand
Students."

2. President Hea^ey's Address.

3. Appointment of Committees.

AFTERNOON

1. F. W. Moser, " How I Teach Touch Typewriting.'*

2. John Robert Gregg, "Speed Practice."

3. Question Box.

EVENING

Business meeting and election of following officers for 1900 :
W. L. Mustek, President; Miss Carrie Parsons, Vice Presi-



dent
J. A.



1.



I.. A. Arnold, Secretary : S. H. East, W\ W. Patterson,
Stephens, Executive < ommittee.

THURSDAY FORENOON

J. B. Griffin, " Touch Typewriting vs. Sight Method."
2. Miss Vie T. Kobel, " Repetition vs. New Matter."

AFTERNOON

1. W. W. Patterson, " Phrasing, and How to Teach It."

2. W. C. Stevens, " Entrance Requirements."

FRIDAY FORENOON

1. Chas T. Piatt, " Model Class on Principles."
2 F. M. Van Antwerp, " Individuality in Shorthand Writ-
ing and Teaching."

AFTERNOON

1. H. G. Healey, " Model Dictation Class."

2. Chas. H McGurrin, " Exhibition of Touch Typewriting."
The following papers created quite a spirited discussion :

" How I Teach Touch Typewriting," by F. W. Moser; " Repe-
tition vs. New Matter." Miss Vie T. Kobel ; " Individuality in
Shorthand Writing and Teaching," F. M. Van Antwerp;
"Model Class on Principles." Chas. T. Piatt; "Speed Prac-
tice," John R. Gregg: Classification of Shorthand Students,"
Miss Rebecca Strtttton; "Phrasing, and How to Teach It,"
W. W. Patterson.

The exhibition of touch typewriting by students from
Springfield, M:tss, taught by J. B. Griffin; students from
Omaha, Neb., taught by A. C Wan Sant, and students from
Omaha, Neb., taught, by F. W. Moser, was very interesting,
and showed very clearly what can be done by students taking
the touch typewriting method under competent instruction.
Mr Chas. II. McGurrjn's exhibition of touch typewriting in
vt hich he « rote M0 words in five minutes. ' was also an inter-
esting part of the program.



members of the Shorthand teachers'
Association

.1. Clifford Kennedy, Des Moines, la ; A. J. Cote, Detroit,
Mich.; Chas. M. Miller, New York ; W. W. Patterson. Canton,
<>.; VV S. Rogers, Sandusky, <).; .1. Howard Baldwin, Detroit,
Mich.; John Robert Gregg, Chicago, 111.; Mrs. John Robert
Gregg, Chicago, 111.; W. C. Stevens, Lincoln, Nebr.; G W.
Brown, Jacksonville, 111.; Thos. P. Scully, Boston ; R. A.
Grant, Rock ford, III.; S. D. Van Iieutherysen, Onarga. 111.;
W. V. Davis Erie, Pa.: 0. W. Knapp, Dubuque, Iowa; Frank
B. Ilaytnond, Kvansville, I ml.; F. M. Van Antwerp, Louis-
ville, Ky.: Mary J. Burke. Indianapolis. Ind ; S. II. Cast,
Indianapolis Ind ; B, .1. VY tght man. Grand Rapids, Mich ;
Fred M. Rinehart, Blnffton Ind.; Carrie Parsons, Kalamazoo,
Mich.; -'ennie M. Pat ton, Peoria, 111 ; (left rude Harvey,
Oalesburg, 111 ; Margaret E. King, Bloomington, 111.; Louise
A. Steiner. Millwauku-, Wis.; .lane It. Pattmore, Milwaukee,
Wis.; Julia B. Stark, Louisville. Ky.; Rebecca Strtttton,
Cleveland <).; H. K. Briner, Kansas City, Mo.; Jerome P.
Howard, Cincinnati, O ; Vie T. Kobel, Burlington, la.; Chas.
T. Piatt, Holmk.-n, V .1.; C. W. Kitt, Chicago 111.; Walter J.
Durand, Chicago, 111.; I> [> Mueller, Cincinnati, <>.; G.J.
Barrett, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Mrs .1, J). Bruner, Marion, Ind.;
Geo. P. Lord, Salem, Mass ; Mrs. Oeo. P. Lord, Salem, Mass.;



Marian Peiehardt, Roxy Wills, Omaha, Nebr.; F, W. Mosher,
Omaha, Nebr.; Mrs. F. W. Mosher, Omaha, Nebr.; A. C. Van
Sant, Omaha, Nebr.; W. L. Mustek, Springfield, Mo.; Jennie
O. Palmer. Aurora, 111 ; Mary L. Seal, Rockford, 111.; W. F.
Osborne, Rensselaer, Ind.; M. Elva Keediek, Roanoke, Va.;
J. C. Hering, Cedar Kapids, la.; Hattie L. Cooke, Cedar
Raptds, la.; N. J. Biever, Ow:>tonna, la ; A. H. Sproul, Elgin,
111.; Arthur J. Barnes, St. Louis, Mo.; Mrs. Arthur J. Barnes,
St. Louis, Mo.; Lula Luranee Fly, Sterling, 111.; Mrs. Anna F.
H. Lemon, Springfield, 111.; A.' E. Verex, Chicago, III.; W.
M. Ellis. Evansville, Ind.; C. C. Noe, Cleveland, O.; Alida F.
Logan. Chicago, 111.; W. R. Smith, Big Rapids, Mich.; C. D.
Lazenby, Angola, Ind.; D.Kimball, Chicago, lib; Mrs. J. F.
Fish, Chicago, 111.; J. A. Stephens. W. I.Tinus, Chicago, 111.;
S. W. Crandall, Chicago, 111.; Alta Bugby, Chicago, 111.;
Bruno A. Kretiz. Kenosha, Wis.; Nanny V. Blair, Chicago,
111.; H. G. Healey, New York; Edith A. Pottlson, Omaha,
Nebr.; Anna R. Morris, Kansas City, Mo.; I). J. Salisbury,
Appleton, Wis.




NO. 1, W. J. IVES ; 2, MISS L. VIOLA WALLER ; 3. J. F. BARN-
HART ; 4, J. C. Y. CORNWALL ; 5, G. W. BROWN J 6. D. S.
HILL ; 7, E. E. OAYLORD.



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Cbfl Commercial School managers' association

Was created and the following officers elected for 1900 :
L. L. Williams, President. Rochester, N. Y.; A. D. Wilt, Vice-
President, Dayton, <>.; Chas. C. Miller, Secretary. N. V. City,
X. V. The object of this organization is to promote effective
and progressive management of schools, and to aid in legisla-
tive matters, both state and federal. Proprietors and man-
agers of schools only are eligible to membership. Its meet-
ings are to be held in connection with the other associations
and under the parental care of the Commercial Teachers'
Federation.

Banquet

Commercial Ceacbers' Federation

Leland Hotel, Chicago,
December 28, 1899.

menu

Blue Points

Celery

Mock Turtle Soup

Olives Radishes

Columbia Salmon, Cardinal

Potatoes Canonier

Sweetbread Croquettes with Peas

Roast Turkey with Dressing

Duchess Potatoes Asparagus

Imperial Punch

Broiled Quail on Toast

Lettuce and Chicory Salad

lee Cream Assorted take

Cheese Crackers

Coffee

Coasts

R. J. Shoemaker, Toastmaster.

The Commercial Teachers' Federation .

The Good Old Times

The Future of Business Education

Enterprise -

Our Friends Across the Line

The Roll of Honor

What I do not Know About the Moral Developments of

Students K. H. Beach

School Influence .-. W. N. Ferris



G. W. Brown

J. W. Warr

J. E. King

-D. W. Springer

W. H. Shaw

L. L. Williams



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Couch

Cypewriting





Wm. C. Stevenson, the
prt-sideiit-e'ect of the Com-
mercial Teachers' Federa-
tion, was born in a log
house, in Vernon Co., Wis.,
Iieeember 25. 1864. Remov-
ing to the plains of west-
ern Kansas, in 1877, the
young backwoodsman be-
came a son of the breezy
prairies. Three months be-
fore becoming sixteen years
old we find him teaching a
country school and evad-
ing the law, which prohib-
ited school boards paying
teachers under sixteen
years of age, by teaching
for nothing the first three
months. After six years
teaching in the public
schools, five of which were
in county seats and the last
as principal of the high
school, he entered the State Normal School as student and
secretary in May, 1887 Graduating in 1889, he was given some
work as instructor, and in 1890 made full assistant teacher,
and in 1892, given a full professorship and a department
created especially for him— the department of bookkeeping
and penmanship. He has labored faithfully for the success of
the department and now has two assistants.

During 1898, Mr. Stevenson, who was commandant of the
State Normal Battalion and lieutenant colonel of the Kansas
National Guard, felt it his duty to enlist for the war with
Spain. He was elected captain of a company composed ex-
clusively of young men from five institutions of learning, and
was assigned to the 22nd Kansas U. S. V. The weeks and
months of preparation, incessant drill in the camps of Vir-
ginia and Pennsylvania, passed quickly and after seven
months of service he took up the work of his department
where he had laid it down at his country's call.

Mr. Stevenson is joint author of the Natural and Individual
Slant System of Penmanship in connection with many teach-
ers of writing in all parts of the country, and is also author of
a text-book on bookkeeping adopted for use in the schools of
Kansas under a state uniformity law

Bluntness and directness of attack, which are prominent
characteristics, do not detract from his warm-hearted sympa-
thy for all his fellow teachers, and those who know him best
are his best friends.

Mr. Stevenson is an enthusiastic friend of Business -educa-
tion, and as chairman of the executive committee of the busi-
ness department of the National Educational Association, and
as president of the Federation he has an opportunity to ac-
complish much for the cause.




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Penmanship

BY C. E. TOWNS, 7-ANEP
VILLE, OHIO

Before giving instruc-
tions for position, mate-
rials, etc.. I want first to
prepare your mind tor
the work. So please lay
down your pens, put on
your thinking caps, and
let us have a talk about
this matter of learning to
make fifty two characters



Online LibraryJames M. (James Meschter) AndersThe Penman and Artist (Volume 5) → online text (page 31 of 48)