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commission; militia officers and men are to be detailed as instructors. The commission is to determine the location of the camps, and any organization owning a fairground and entitled to an apportionment of State moneys must, if requested by the commission, allow the use of its grounds for such a camp unless they are needed for its own purposes or have been previously leased to other parties; if it refuses such use, the State appropriation for that year will be withheld.
The commission shall advise with the board of regents as to the physical training to be prescribed for the elementary and secondary schools as provided in the education law [1916 C 567, summarized below), and it shall further recommend to the board of regents the establishment in these schools of such habits, customs, and methods as are best adapted to “develop correct physical posture and bearing, mental and physical alertness, self-control, disciplined initiative, sense of duty and the spirit of cooperation under leadership.”
Other powers and duties of the commission include inspecting the work prescribed under this act or under the provisions of the education law [1916 C 567, summarized below]; prescribing the powers and duties of the inspector of physical training; and maintaining and cooperating with colleges in the State and with Federal authorities in maintaining courses of instruction for male teachers, physical instructors, and others who volunteer and are accepted by the commission.
Armories and military property of the State may be loaned to the commission for carrying out these provisions, and the use of school buildings and grounds is permitted. The provisions of the act do not apply to pupils of any college receiving Federal aid and requiring military drill.
1916 C 566 amending C L 1909 (Military) C 36 by adding ss 26 to 29-d.
The education law is amended by providing that all pupils, both boys and girls, above 8 years of age shall receive as a part of the course of instruction in all elementary and secondary schools the prescribed course of physical training which may be adopted by the board of regents of the University of the State of New York after conference with the military-training commission. [See 1916 C 566, summarized above.] This training shall average not less than 20 minutes a day. Attendance at a private school at which a similar prescribed course in physical training is not given shall not be considered equivalent, in satisfaction of the compulsory school-attendance requirements of the law, to instruction in a public school. Regents are responsible for administrative details in making the act effective. State school money is to be apportioned to each district and to meet part of the expense of the prescribed courses.
1916 C 567 amending C L 1910 (Education) C 16 by adding article 26-A (ss 695-697).
Virginia.—The appointment of policewomen in cities having 15,000 or more population is permitted. 1916 C 281.
Massachusetts.—Provision is made for a special recess commission on social insurance to consist of two senators appointed by the president of the senate, four representatives appointed by the speaker of the house, and three other persons appointed by the governor. The commission is to receive such compensation as shall be allowed by the governor and council, and is to report to the legislature in January, 1917, with drafts of such laws as it may recommend.
1916 Resolves C 157.
TOPICAL INDEX, BY POLITICAL DIVISIONS.
Blind. (See Deaf, dumb, and blind.)
Child labor (C 222, 701, 406, 407, and 147).
(See also Juvenile courts.)
courts; Mothers' pensions; and Separation of mother and infant.)
and Juvenile courts.)
Social centers (C 231 and 506).....
Blind and visually handicapped (C 160).
(See also Minimum-wage commission.)
investigations; Juvenile delinquents-investigation; Military training-