Education: Schoolmarms' Gazette

No modern text has so exclusive a claim to the title of Teachers' Friend as had the famed McGuffey Readers. But some 400,000 schoolmarms (two-thirds of all U.S. public grade school teachers) draw regular inspiration from a modern counterpart of McGuffey whose lessons are said to reach 14,000,000 pupils: a magazine called The Instructor. Last week the 50-year-old Instructor got a new boss: Miss Helen Mildred Owen, daughter of the magazine's founder. Energetic, fortyish, long the magazine's managing editor, she took over last week as president of the firm, F. A. Owen Publishing Co.

The Instructor is a bright, slick monthly in...

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