Notes and News from the
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Sussmuth of Weehawken, N. J. are receiving congratulations about the young son who arrived September 21st, and of whom the fond father writes:
Rockford, Illinois has a group of twelve studying Esperanto at the Skandinaviska Esperanto-Institut, under Sro Karl Froding, Editor of "Skandinava Esperantisto."
The Times-Herald of Dallas, Texas, Sept. 23, published a two-column article on Esperanto, its history and present condition, at the instance of Mr. Price Cross, President of the International Travellers Association of Dallas, who became interested in an auxiliary language when he happened to be in Antwerp during the Congress of 1911. The interest created by the article was such that plans are in progress for a class in Esperanto.
At the opening Barĉo of the New York Society, October sixth an unusually large group assembled for dinner, and listened to Miss Stoeppler's report of the Nuremburg Congress. Mr. Morton, the President, is making a drive for new members to the Society.
Esperanto has been placed on the regular curriculum of Miss Spence's School for Girls, at 30 West 55th Street. There are two classes numbering about twenty pupils taught by Mr. James F. Morton, Jr., which are reported as being very enthusiastic.
Mr. B. W. Reich, Secretary of the "Esperanto Klubo Harmonio" announces free Esperanto classes every Friday evening at 8 o'clock at the Washington Irving High School, Room 530.
Again we are indebted to "Boy's Life" for answering an inquiry about Esperanto in the "Scout Section" of the October issue, and giving our address. About sixty inquiries have come from 25 different states enclosing a nickel, and asking for a Key and catalog. The name of an Esperantist in the town or locality has been given whenever possible. Samideanoj,—be sure and give attention if any of these boys write to you; they are the hope for the future.
Dr. D. O. S. Lowell gave a talk on "What is Esperanto" October 9th for the Boston Esperanto Society, as an announcement for classes which began on October 16th.
The class of beginners meets at 7.30. the advanced class at 8.30 ; the former have the privilege of remaining to listen to the second group.
Each member of the latter group brings in an article from the daily press with the Esperanto translation. The translations are exchanged, corrected and brought in the following week and read with comments by the instructor.
President Morgan of Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, was one of the number who attended the meetings in New York last March sponsored for by Mrs. Morris on the subject of an International Auxiliary Language. After his return to Antioch he gave a long talk on the subject to the student body and promised to start a class in Esperanto as soon as he could secure an instructor. At the close of the session, to his surprise, one of the teachers came forward and offered to teach a class. Who is he, and where did he learn it ? Joseph Bartlett (now Reverend) as a young fellow attended the Perkins Institution for the Blind in South Boston, and studied Esperanto with Mr. Edward K. Harvey of cherished memory, then Principal of the Boy's School at that institution. Mr. Harvey took four blind boys to the International Esperanto Congress at Cambridge, England, in 1905, and young Bartlett was one of the number. He is delighted to be again in touch with the movement and has a class of 12 boys in the preparatory department from 15 to 17 years of age.
Ex-President Eliot of Harvard College has recently said that the development of the system at Antioch College is one of the most important experiments now being carried on in the world,—that of alternate periods of study and work.
E. J. Meriam.