Saturday, September 4, 2010

Oxford County Teachers Association Convention, Rumford, Maine, 1917




State of Maine Department of Education, Oxford County Teachers' Association, Rumford, Maine, Friday, May 11, 1917.


Program, Morning Session, Municipal Building
10:00-10:30, Registration at Office of Superintendent of Schools
General Session - Municipal Hall
10:30-10:40, Music - "Thanhauser March", High School Orchestra
10:40-10:45, Prayer, Rev. J. S. Warren
10:45-10:50, Business
10:50-11:05, Greetings, Rev. M. O. Baltzer
11:05-11:50, Address - "The Making of a Patriot", by Hon. Walter E. Ranger, Commission of Public Schools for Rhode Island
11:50-12:00 Music - "In America", J. Alsdorf, Orchestra
12:00-1:15, Dinner served by Ladies' Aid at Vestry of Methodist Church - Price 35 cents


Afternoon Session, Stephens High School Building
1:15-1:45, Registration and Inspection of School Exhibit
General Session - Assembly Hall
1:45-1:55, Overture - "Sunny Sicily", F. Gray, High School Orchestra
1:55-2:05, Business
2:05-2:15, Vocal Solo - "L'Ete", C. Cheminade, Miss Florence Cornell, Stephens High School '17
2:15-2:35, Address - "The Air We Breathe", Mr. A. J. Torsleff, Secretary Maine Anti-tuberculosis Association
2:35-3:20, Address - "Growth", Mr. C. W. Bickford, Superintendent of Schools, Lewiston
3:20-3:30, Music - "Irma", A. Morse, Orchestra

Department Sessions
Rural Schools - Room Five
Chairman, Superintendent S. J. Rawson, Mexico
3:35-3:55, "Rural School Supervision". Superintendent True C. Morrill, Norway
3:55-4:15, "Organizing the Rural School and the Community", Miss Ruth Holgate, Norway
4:15-4:35, "The Schoolkeeper", Mr. H. A. Allan, State Agent for Rural Education


Grade Schools - Study Hall
Chairman, Miss Mary F. Dresser, Norway
3:35-3:55, "The New School Law", Superintendent L. E. Williams, Rumford
3:55-4:15, "Penmanship in the Grades", Mr. B. D. Charron, Rumford
4:15-4:35, "The Neglected Subject of the Curriculum", Miss Jessie L. Keene, Waldoboro

Secondary Schools - Room Four
Chairman, Principal M. B. Lambert, Mexico High School
3:35-3:55, "Three Phases of the Recitation", Principal John S. Carver, South Paris High School
3:55-4:35, "Johnny Jones - An Appreciation", Professor Wilmot B. Mitchell, Bowdoin College

4:45-5:15, Further inspection of exhibit work and serving of light refreshments by Domestic Science Department of Stephens High School
5:30-6:30 Supper Served by Ladies of Baptist Church at Baptist Church Vestry


Evening Session, Municipal Hall
7:45-8:45 High School Concert
Orchestra, "Poet and Peasant", Franz von Suppe
Chorus, "Soldiers Chorus", Gounod
Orchestra, "Medley of American Airs", Woban
Chorus, "Italia Beloved", Donizetti
Vocal Solo, "The Song of Shepherd Lehl", N. Rimsky-Korsakow
Chorus, (a) "Two Grenadiers", Schuman
             (b) "Union Jack", Stephen Adam
8:45-9:45, Address - Teaching as One With Authority", Mr. Frank W. Wright, Deputy Commission of Education for Massachusetts
"America", Convention and Orchestra


Oxford County Teachers Association
President, Principal L. G. Paine, Rumford
Vice-President, Superintendent Merlin C. Joy, South Paris
Secretary-Treasurer, Superintendent F. H. Byram, Bethel
Executive Committee, Superintendent E. C. Glover, Turner; Miss Marion Sanborn, Rumford; Principal P. E. Hathaway, Norway

Notices
Membership
All persons interested in education are invited to become members of the Association.  The membership fee is twenty-five cents for women and fifty cents for men.
All teachers should register as soon as possible after arrival at the convention.
Promptness
Teachers will do much to add to the success of the meeting by being promptly in their places at the hours announced for the openings of sessions.
Chairmen will open the sessions over which they preside promptly at the hours indicated in the program.
Speakers will note carefully the time assignments.
Entertainment
Teachers wishing entertainment over night in Rumford should notify Miss Maria Sanborn, Rumford, previous to May 11, if possible.  If not possible to notify her in advance, apply for entertainment at the office of the Superintendent of Schools, Municipal Building, on the forenoon of your arrival.
Plan NOW to attend the State Summer Schools for Teachers.  Additional training thus secured may mean a higher salary.
Summer Schools at Castine, Farmington and Machias - July 16th to August 3rd
Summer Term of State Normal School at Presque Isle, July 16th to August 24th.


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