Ramblings with Yesterday's Child

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 08
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1976
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-26
Date Modified 2005-02-26
ID 325605
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Title Ramblings with Yesterday's Child
Description Of course, one didn't go too early, because he had to form in a long line in front of the building when two sharp gongs sounded. Usually, the teacher appeared at the head of her group at the last minute to straighten up the lines, which then marched three abreast into the building. Groups marched by grades, the older students marching last, since they marched to the third floor. Students who failed to form in line quickly and quietly were jerked out of line to practice marching by themselves. Up and down they marched to the third floor, then back to the first, then up again to suit the whims of the supervising teacher. Even those students who happened to get out of step were jerked out. It made no difference that some had no rhythm in their make-up. They were expected to march in clock-like precision. When one little fellow failed to keep in step, the principal jerked him out of line and hung him on the coat hooks by his sus-penders. There he dangled precariously until he was freed. Neither did it matter that some children were "bus" students, who had been standing in line for long periods of time, or that some had walked many blocks in the wet and cold. The weather had to be zero or below before a child could enter the building before the 9 o'clock gong sounded. The same routine of forming lines and waiting endlessly for others was followed at recess, at noon, and at day's end. The first procedure in the morning was health inspection. Children who came to school with dirty hands were taken out to the sink and scrubbed with a huge scrubbing brush. Usually a few sessions effected a cure for this ailment. Most of the teachers required their children to repeat "The Lord's Prayer in unison. Then they sang a patriotic song. Reading sessions were the most boring part of school for most children. Each child was required to read orally. Some-times every child read the same selection. Those who could not learn to read, still had to stand up and stutter through the assignment, repeating it word for word after the teacher. If a student had lost the place when he was called to read, he forfeited his mark as well as his reading privilege. -3-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 8
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325559
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