January 14, 1914
January 14, 1914
Under the auspices of the experiment department of the Oregon Agricultural College and with the cooperation of the Southern Pacific Company, a special dairy demonstration train will be run over the latter's lines throuh the Willamette Valley and Southern Oregon in February. The object of the special will be to increase the interest in dairying everywhere, and to revive it in those localities where it has been slack in the last year or so.
The operation of these trains is a factor of great importance to the dairyman and farmer. The object lession, the lecturer, the personal interview, the answering of questions — all of these methods are used on the train and each has its part in place in the effort toward improving the producing capacity of Oregon farms.
The agricultural college decided upon the dairy special late in December and was assured of the railroad's support and cooperation by general Freight Agent H.A. Hinshaw and General Passenger Agent J.M. Scott. The company will furnish free the stock cars to accommodate the hogs and cows; a flag car for demonstration purposes; baggage car for exhibits and display day coach for accommodation of the public at lectures and Pullman, sleepers for the party accompanying the train. The trip will last about ten days.
Dr. Stewart in her talk on play and playgrounds at the library last night emphasized her belief that supervised play in one of the greatest needs of the present generation.
"Children," said Dr. Stewart, "have forgotten how to play. In a questionier sent out to more than 300 girls, the average answer to the question 'at what age did you cease playing games?' was ten years. Supervised play teaches fairness, for if left to their own devices, might makes right with children, and if the biggest bully says it was a foul ball, even though the weakest boy steadily maintains it was a strike — why, it was a foul
"The gang spirit among boys gives them a feeling of group consciousness, which if directed, makes for good citizenship; but if left undirected leads to juvenile court."