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CIVIL SERVICE AND ENGINEERING.

. A DOUBTFUL PROPOSAL.

LLANIDLOES MUNICIPAL ELECTION.

THE MUNICIPAL PROGRAMME AT…

CORONATION MAYORS.

NEWTOWN URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL.

GRAVE CHARGE AGAINST A NEWTOWN…

INTERESTING to WELSHPOOL.

KERRY.

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SEEN AND HEARD.

THE PECULIAR CASE OF POOL.

CAREERS FOR BOYS.

A PRACTICAL SUGGESTION.

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A PRACTICAL SUGGESTION. Mr Devine, who lectured upon the subject of "Careers for boys" at the Newtown County School on Thursday evening, made himself interesting enough, but he did not contribute much towards a solution of the parental difficulty referred to. He mapped out various avenues open to educated youth in the Government and municipal service, and in the various professions and branches of industry, and also delivered an apprecia- ble homily on the qualities essential to suc- cess in life. In all this there was nothing new. The lecture stopped short at the point to which parents had followed it. Mr Devine's description of the world of occu- pation interested them as as enumeration of desirable careers, but what, we imagine, they particularly desired was some sort of idea which would enable them to determine with a greater degree of certainty the careers most suited to their children. Mr Devine bade them consider a lad's capacity and his limitations, as well as his circum- stances. Helpful advice that, so far as it goes, but it goes not far enough. It occurs to us that whatever Future Career Associa- tions and like agencies may be capable of doing, the wisest method of fixing vocations for boys lies in a consultation between parent and teacher. No intelligent parent would be so absurd as to expect the school- master to definitely say whether a particular boy should be a teacher or a preacher, an engineer of a bricklayer. But the school- master, having had unequalled opportuni- ties of measuring a boy's capacity, his mental and physical fitness, his natural autitude, and his particular bent, induced to show themselves by a varied curriculum, he may be expected to say whether that lad is best fitted to win success with his head or his hands. If this co-operative plan were more generally adopted, we should witness fewer youthful misfits, and by and by the world of occupations" would undergo a beneficial adjustment.

FIELDS FOR YOUTHFUL SCOPE.

NEWTOWN MARKET AND FAIRS.