Saturday, March 25, 2017


Herriman Saturday

January 14 1909 -- Teacher Jessie M. Strickland has been subjected to a board of inquiry when some of her students made allegations against her. Most of the accusations have to do with her having an acid tongue, calling her students, among other things, liars, fools, blockheads and idiots. She allegedly told one that he would end up in a penitentiary, and another, who badly recited a passage about an apple tree, that he should be hung from one such tree. Herriman's take seems to be that a male teacher doing the same things would not have raised an eyebrow, so he points out to female teachers some other manly affectations they should avoid.


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