Not long ago I had a very interesting conversation with a friend of my grandfather. While discussing my graduation from high school and the coming year at Butler, r was' amazed to discover that he had taught school in a rural district some fifty years ago. Naturally I wanted to know all about it because, although I've read much about the strict old schoolmasters who :'didn't spare the rod," I had never seen or talked to one. As I listened to his tales, I felt almost as if I were reading the "Hoosier Schoolmaster."
"School Days Fifty Years Ago,"
Manuscripts: Vol. 13
, Article 20.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/manuscripts/vol13/iss1/20