Bulletin of the National Association of Wool Manufacturers Volume 22

Bulletin of the National Association of Wool Manufacturers Volume 22

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...to secure the best results. These schools are for a two-fold purpose, namely, to instruct sons of those well enough off to send them to the day school, and also in the evening to help on those already engaged in the active work of life. The latter class is, in my opinion, the one that should receive the first attention in this country. In support of this opinion, it will be found that in nearly all the important manufacturing towns in England there are textile schools for the express purpose that those employed in the day may attend with the greatest convenience. With this idea in view, a school in Boston would not have the value of one in Lawrence or in Lowell. It would be impossible to reach the textile operatives in the former case, while in the latter those students would comprise the largest in number in attendance. That seems to me the true purpose of the schools. Those of sufficient means can attend our higher engineering schools, supplementing the work there with special textile study. But for those already hard at work in the textile trades, these schools are eminently fitted, and for them they should be arranged. There can be no doubt of the benefit of such schools in all our manufacturing cities. To show that they are appreciated in England, it may be stated that their chief supporters and founders are manufacturers, and that men are taken from them and given responsible positions in the mills. And so, although I am greatly in favor of the day school and the work it does, it ought to be borne in mind that the chief need in this country is the evening class, and that there the greatest good can be done. If there can be but one, let it be the evening school. If there can be both day and evening schools, so much the better. Then...show more

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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236743768
  • 9781236743763