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Sixth Vice President..
Henry Sabin, Des Moines, Iowa.
Estelle Reel, Cheyenne, Wyo.
F. M. Roof, Birmingham.
T. D. Comstock, Tucson.
Earl Barnes, Stanford University.
Warren Easton, New Orleans.
R. B. Fulton, University.
Frank Goodman, Nashville. .. H. C. Pritchett, Huntsville.
W. R. Malone, Salt Lake.
Alfred Turner, Rutland.
Robert A. Armstrong, Morgantown.
E. W. Coy,
PRESIDENT BUTLER: The report of the Committee on Nominations is received, and it is before the association for action. Every active member is entitled to participate in that action. The chair recog. nizes Mr. Bartholomew of Kentucky.
MR. BARTHOLOMEW: I move, sir, that the Secretary be instructed to cast the ballot for the election of the officers named in the report just submitted by the Chairman of the Committee on Nominations.
MR. RAMSEY of Louisiana: Mr. President, believing, sir, that the association will be as unanimous as was the nominating committee in the selection of officers for this association for the following year, I heartily second the motion of Mr. Bartholomew.
PRESIDENT BUTLER: It is moved by Mr. Bartholomew of Kentucky, seconded by Mr. Ramsey of Louisiana, that the Secretary be instructed to cast the ballot of this association for the election of the nominees of the Committee on Nominations. That motion requires a unanimous vote.
On vote the same was unanimously adopted, and President Butler declared the vote as follows:
The chair hears no negative. The vote is unanimous. The Secretary is so instructed.
SECRETARY SHEPARD: The ballot has been cast, as directed, for the nominees of the Committee on Nominations.
PRESIDENT BUTLER: The Secretary reports that the ballot has been cast, and I declare that the persons named in the report of the Nominating Committee are duly chosen as the officers of this association for the ensuing year.
Announcements by the Secretary.
President Butler introduced Mr. George H. Martin, Supervisor of Schools, Boston, Mass., who addressed the association on the subject of "New Standards of Patriotic Citizenship."
PRESIDENT BUTLER: Another phase of this subject will be presented, and that is, “The Study of American History as a Training for Good Citizenship.” The chair learned but forty-eight hours ago of the necessary absence of Mr. C. B. Denson, President of the North Carolina Teachers' Assembly, whose name appears on the program at this point. The address on this subject will be delivered in his stead by one of our most distinguished and eminent members, Dr. Joseph Baldwin, Professor of Pedagogy in the University of Texas.
Dr. Baldwin then spoke on "The Study of American History as a Training for Good Citizenship."
Supt. A. P. Marble of Omaha, Neb., was introduced, and read an address upon “The Ethical Element in Patriotism."
The subject of the "Duty and Opportunity of the Schools in Promoting Patriotism and Good Citizenship" was then discussed by W. H. Bartholomew, Principal of the Female High School, Louisville, Ky.; C. B. Gilbert, Superintendent of Schools, St. Paul, Minn.; State Supt. J. R. Preston of Jackson, Miss., and Dr. J. Baldwin of Texas.
The exercises were closed with the singing of "America" by the audience.
SIXTH SESSION.—THURSDAY EVENING, JULY 11TH.
The meeting was called to order by Vice President Bartholomew of Kentucky at 8 p. m.
Chorus by the choir of the South Broadway church, Denver, led by Mr. W. J. Whiteman, Professor of Music, District No. 2, Denver.
Announcements by the Secretary.
C. W. Bardeen of New York, Chairman of the Committee on Necrology, submitted the report of that committee, which was ordered printed in the proceedings.
Prof. Joseph Le Conte, University of California, addressed the association on the "Effect of the Doctrine of Evolution upon Educational Theory and Practice."
Alto solo by Mrs. W. J. Whiteman of Denver.
Prof. W. L. Bryan of the University of Indiana, Bloomington, addressed the association on "Science and Education."
Meeting adjourned to 9:45 a. m., July 12th.
FOURTH DAY'S PROCEEDINGS.
SEVENTH SESSION.-FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 12TH.
The meeting was called to order by President Butler.
President Butler introduced Prof. Arvin S. Olin of the chair of pedagogy in the State University, Lawrence, Kan., who addressed the association on “The Instruction and Improvement of Teachers now at Work in the Schools by Teachers' Institutes.”
Prof. Earl Barnes of Stanford University, California, addressed the association on the "Improvement of Teachers by Teachers' Classes."
L. H. Jones, Superintendent of Public Schools, Cleveland, Ohio, spoke on the “Improvement of Teachers by Teachers' Reading Cir. cles."
Mrs. A. J. Peavey, State Superintendent of Public Education, Denver, Colo., opened the discussion of the morning's subject.
The discussion was continued by Dr. James M. Green of the State Normal School, Trenton, N. J.; N. C. Schaeffer, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Harrisburg, Pa.; John R. Kirk, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Jefferson City, Mo., and Col. Francis W. Parker, Principal of the Cook County Normal School, Chicago, Ill.
Announcements by the Secretary.
EIGHTH SESSION.–FRIDAY EVENING, JULY 12TH,
The association was called to order at 8 p. m. by President Butler. Music by the Apollo Club of Denver.
Orville T. Bright of Illinois, Chairman of the Committee on Resolutions, submitted the report of that committee:
Resolved, That we return our hearty thanks to the board of directors of the Cotton States Exposition for the cordial invitation extended by their representative, er-Governor Northen of Georgia, to the members of the National Educational Association to attend the Congress of Education to be held in Atlanta in October; and we recommend,
First-That the members of the National Educational Association, so far as possible, attend the Congress of Education at Atlanta.
Second—That the Board of Directors of the National Educational Association make suitable provision, so far as practicable, to secure a representative educational exhibit at the Cotton States Exposition.
Third-That to this end a committee be appointed at this meeting to co-operate with the United States Commissioner of Education.
Resolved, That, recognizing the growing greatness and grandeur of our country, conscious of a closer union among all our people, the National Educational Association heartily indorses the general movement throughout the country in the direction of education for American citizenship. In the firm belief that our schools must make our citizens, we commend the spirit wbich finds expression in placing the national flag upon our schoolhouses, in the increased attention to school exercises which tend to a greater love and veneration for the flag, and in the observance of national holidays in our schools. We regard this movement as not inculcating an education or preparation for war, but as inspiring a deeper love of country, a readier obedience to established law and order, a firmer respect for our institutions. As the interests of the whole nation are more carefully regarded, as sectional feeling dies away, we recognize the great opportunity afforded to and obligation resting upon our schools to place a higher value upon patriotic citizenship, and we recommend a systematic course of instruction which shall give a broader view to patriotism and morality, a higher regard for the rights of citizenship, of society, of property, of the security and sacredness of human life. In this connection we commend the great work which has been accomplished by the various organizations throughout our country, which, while having their foundations in patriotic purposes, exert their efforts for the maintenance of peace and for the settlement of international disputes through arbitration. We recommend to our historians the importance of placing before the people of our country fuller history of what has been accomplished by arbitration to secure peace throughout the world.
Resolved, That the National Bureau of Education, through the personal influence of its head and by the dissemination of most valuable information, has made itself indispensable to the general advancement of education.
That, with this assured permanence of this department, we hereby earnestly recommend to our representatives in Congress that more adequate provision be made for a much needed and increased efficiency in a reasonable provision of bulld. ings for its offices, its library, and its museum, and for the liberal preparation and publication of educational information.
Resolved, First-That this association commends the fidelity of its officers under whose management so large a fund of money, safely invested, has been accumulated, amounting, with the proceeds of this meeting, to over $50,000.
Second-That we further recognize that this is an educational rather than a financial organization, and that the warrant of its existence must be found in its ability to discover great ends of usefulness and to expend its accumulations wisely rather than in hoarding them; and, therefore,
Third–That we heartily recognize the wisdom of the association in the appropriations already made to the two Committees of Ten and of Fifteen for the expenses incurred in the conduct of their inquiries and for the presentation of their reports, and we hereby bear witness to the widely extended influence which these reports have already exercised upon the educational part of the country.
Fourth-That we also recognize the opportunity of a more extended usefulness of the association in a more liberal publication and distribution of its reports and discussions and in prosecuting with thoroughness important lines of educational inquiry.