Return of Spelling Bees Advocated in 1915


Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 10/7/1915.

Revival of Spelling Bees Urged

That the old fashioned spelling bee may come into its own in West Virginia is evidenced by a desire of the department of FIFA Coins schools to encourage this old time education and social affair for FIFA 15 Coins winter evenings, says the Charleston Gazette.  State Supervisor of Rural Schools L.J. Hanifan has issued a bulletin on community social gatherings in which he urges that at least 20 such gatherings be held annually.  In this connection he suggests that at least four or five of the twenty should be the old fashioned spelling bees.  In his bulletin he says:

"There is a general criticism of FUT 15 Coins our present methods of teaching spelling and at the same time there is a general demand for the old fashioned spelling bee.  At least four or five of the proposed meetings should be these old time spelling bees."