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Description: Two Superintendents are Specially HonoredDate: August 1 1903
Newspaper published in: Water Valley, MS
Source: MSU Library
Page/Column: Page 3, Column 4
ARE SPECIALLY HONORED
To the Editor of the NORTH MISSISSIPPI HERALD
There has been held at the University of Mississippi one of the largest Institute Conductor’s Schools that ever assembled there. Before adjourning last Thursday very complimentary remarks were made by a large number in reference to the two County Superintendents of Education that attended the entire session of two weeks of that distinguished body.
These two Superintendents were Hon. J. R. Ellis of Lauderdale county, and Hon. Edgar Green of Lincoln County.
Superintendent Ellis of Lauderdale county greatly enlisted the interest of the body by the setting forth of the work in which he is especially engaged in his county namely the inauguration of the circulating library work.
He is a pioneer in this line of work and he inspired the conductors present to preach the promulgation of this great scheme in the interest of education in all of the counties this summer.
The practical results already achieved in this work by Superintendent Ellis convinced the body that the scheme is entirely feasible and the propagation of his scheme throughout the state of Mississippi will mark educational era in the state.
Mr. Green’s especial work that he presented to the Institute was on the organizational order. He has had printed a curriculum of work which is regarded to be very superior and would make a suitable course for the rural school districts of Mississippi.
He has especially stressed in his general scheme, 1st, A high school for each supervisor’s beat, 2nd, Better schoolhouses, 3rd, Organized work, 4th, Professional reading course, 5th, Consolidation of school districts.
It is a high compliment to the efficiency of this superintendent that the state superintendent of education instructed the Institute conductors to present it to the teachers and patrons in their August work.
Certainly the men who are, thus exerting themselves for the educational interests of their counties should be appreciated and should be aided in every possible way.
A vote of thanks was tendered to these gentlemen by the Institute conductors for their valued services during the session. A. H. ELLET, W. T. FOSTER, T. L. TRAWICK, Committee. .