The Harvard Teachers' Association held its fifteenth annual meeting on Saturday in the New Lecture Hall. The retiring president, E. H. Nichols '78, headmaster of Browne and Nichols School, presided at the meeting, and J. F. Moors '83, president of the Boston Public School Association, and J. P. Munroe, president of the Boston Reform Club, addressed the Association on "The Joint Educational Responsibility of the School and the Community." Owing to a misunderstanding of the date J. J. Storrow '85, chairman of the Boston School Committee, who was to have opened the subsequent discussion, was unable to be present.
One of the most important lessons to be taught, said Mr. Moors, is citizenship, and in teaching it the instructor must preach the gospel of work, and must convince his pupils of the vital importance of good men becoming politicians. Mr. Munroe advocated small classes, and emphasized the necessity that children today should receive a truly liberal education, physical, mental and moral.
The following officers were elected for the ensuing year: president, G. D. Cushing '85; vice-presidents, J. B. Diman '96, and E. D. Russell '80; secretary, Professor P. H. Hanus; treasurer, O. B. Oakman '87; member of the executive committee for five years, A. W. Roberts '81; representatives to the State Council of Education, F. A. Tupper '80, E. H. Nichols '78, and W. A. Baldwin '97.
At the dinner in the Union afterwards Dr. E. H. Nichols '86 and Dr. E. Peabody h.'04, headmaster of Groton School, spoke on "Football," and Professor Hanus read a paper on the same subject by W. T. Reid, Jr., '01, who was unable to attend. Dr. Nichols in his speech enumerated the advantages and disadvantages of the present game of football, and Coach Reid made a strong appeal for honesty and fair play in athletics.