The Custer County Teacher's Association, held at Merna,
Saturday, March 4th, was in every way a success. Owing to
sickness, however, several who were on the program were unable to
attend, but their subjects were discussed in a more or less
impromptu manner by those present. Considerable time was given
up during the morning session to the discussion of writing.
Both the verticle and slant systems were ably supported, with a
majority in favor of the verticle. The subject "My
Difficulties" was taken up and discussed by Principal B.B. Hawthorn,
Mrs. Porter and others.
The afternoon session opened
with a greatly increased attendance, not only teachers, but town
people and patrons of the school, all of whom seemed deeply
interested in school and school work. Among the treats of the
day was the paper by V.P. Frye on "the amount of Individual Help a
Teacher Should Give a Pupil". This subject was well handled, and
many points brought forth in an exceedingly clear and concise
The paper by Supt. Tooley, was a finished
production, showing deep thought and clear reasoning. He took
the position that too much money and attention are given a few high
schools and universities, to the neglect of of our common district
schools. The session was closed with a question box which was most
enjoyable and instructive.
In the evening a lecture by Dr.
C.I. Mullens, "Some Observations in the Philippines", was
given. This was certainly a treat to those who are interested
in the welfare of our nation, and threw light on a good many dark
places. He received a most cordial welcome, and his effort was
delightful. Take it all in all, the meeting was a most
entertaining as well as instructive one, and was pronounced by many
the best meeting they ever attended in the county.
teachers were royaly entertained by the patrons of the Merna
School. Miss Henne is an ideal president, and her enthusiasim
and earnestness will be felt throughout the county. Our next
meeting will be held at Mason City sometime in April.
CUSTER COUNTY REPUBLICAN
March 16, 1899
transcribed by: Melody
| The following pupils of district No. 59,
Custer County, have been neither absent nor tardy for two weeks
ending October 27th; Glen Ream, Edwin Wright, Harry Wright, Ruby
Baker and Lillie Baker. Kevin Potts, Teacher.|
Custer County Republican
November 2, 1899
by: Melody Beery-
|The following named teachers closed three month terms of school
last week: Miss Greer at Custer, Miss Conroy at Riverside, and
Mr. Garland Lewis at No. 141, He is amongst the best teachers that
has been in the neighborhood since Mr. Johnston left; he gave
good satisfaction and is a moral man; very studious. He will
be heard from later.|
[source: Custer Co.
Republican, Nov. 30, 1899
|The following are names of the pupils in Dist. No. 59 who have
neither been late nor tardy for the month ending Nov. 24.
Ednna Wright, Harry Wright and Ruby Baker. Erwin Potts,
[source: Custer Co. Republican, Nov. 30,
|Mrs. Thompson, who was one of the teachers of the Broken Bow
schools, has been compelled to give up her school on account of
sickness, an has moved back to Doniphan, Hall county. Mrs.
J.E. Adamson has been employed to fill the vacancy.|
[source: Custer Co. Republican, Nov. 30, 1899
|THE NEW SCHOOL BOARD|
The school board has reorganized by
electing A.R. Humphrey, president; J.J. Wilson, vice president, and
W.B. Eassham, secretary. The other members of the board are Alpha
Morgan, Mrs. C.L. Gutterson and H.Lomax.
following teachers have been reelected. Superintendent, J.E.
Adamson. Primary teachers, Misses nan Alexander and Della
Downey. Grades 3 and 4, Misses Mary Beale and Sadie
Whitehead. Grades 5 and 6, south side,Miss Millie
Warrington. Grades 7 and 8, north side, Mrs. Della
Adamson. An assistant superintendent and two grade
teachers are yet to be elected. It is probable that Miss
Jennie Tucker will be retained. As Mr. Teagarder is not an
applicant for reelection for assistant superintendent there will be
a vacancy in that place.
[source: Custer Co.
Republican, May 10, 1900
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