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The Civil Service Commission has vali-
dated the appointment of Miss Jessie B.
Weston as Superintendent of the Training
Class and she will take up her duties imme-
diately. Miss Weston is a graduate of the
University of Chicago, and, for six years
after leaving the University, was teacher of
History and English in the Sioux City High
School. On leaving her work of teaching,
she entered the Denver library to gain ex-
perience, and, after completing her novitiate
in Denver, entered the library school at
Urbana. From graduation, and until the
present time, she has been assistant to Mr.
Winsor in the University Library.
Miss Weston's special work will be to
conduct the elementary training class, and
to supervise the studies of the older mem-
bers of the library staff who are preparing
for the promotional examinations of the
Civil Service Commission. She will be
warmly welcomed in Milwaukee and imme-
diately made a member of the clan.
At its meeting on Saturday, Jan. 26th, the
Civil Service Commission unanimously
passed a resolution to make the final exam-
ination of the Wisconsin Library School an
official examination of the Commission.
The effect of this will be to put all the
graduates of the Wisconsin Library School
on the eligible list of the Milwaukee Civil
Service Commission without further exam-
ination. This is a wise and far-seeng bit
of business, and in line with the best civil
service procedure. It gives Milwaukee the
right to secure service from the library
school for which this city pays taxes, and
-it assures the .city an adequate supply of
professionally trained workers for its needs.
The Civil Service Commission has taken
very high ground and is to be commended.
During the month of January each of the
eighth grade A classes of the grammar
schools in the city has spent a morning at
the Public Library to receive instruction in
the use of the library. This instruction was
given by means of a talk and the moving
picture apparatus, and was followed by a
trip through the different departments of the
library as a means of enabling the children
to use the Public Library as a Continuation
School. The amount of useful work accom-
plished was quite surprising and the keen
interest of both the teachers and pupils was
shown throughout. This is the second sea-
son that this co-operative work between the
library and public schools has been sys-
tematically carried out. It will be continued
each semester hereafter. It is gratifying to
find how much can be done in a short time
with the aid of a projection apparatus. The
work is in charge of Mr. McKillop.
In future issues of THE LIBRARY LOG,
a column will be devoted to the interests

of the branches, and the co-operation of
the librarians throughout the city and the
county will be welcomed. The librarians
throughout the system are requested to pre-
pare lists and bulletins on gardens and gar-
dening at once.
Collins-Keeping up with -your Motor
Car, 629.2-C71.
Franks-Household    Organization  for
War Service, 640-F83.
Gerard-My Four Years in Germany,
Hale-Life and Letters of Edward Ever-
ett Hale, 92-H161H.
Marcosson-The Rebirth of Russia, 947-
McMahon-Success in the Suburbs, 630-
M 16.
Mills-Your National Parks, 711-M65.
Rothschild-"Honest Abe", 92-L737Ro.
Service-Rhymes of a Red Cross Man,
An excellent discussion entitled: "War
Terms; Their Pronunciation and Definition,
Where to Find Them and How to Keep
Up-to-Date" may be found in the Wisconsin
Library Bulletin, January, 1918. (Copy in
Reference Room.) The article is by Miss
Mary Emogene Hazeltine, preceptor of the
Library School of the University of Wis-
consin, and is exceedingly timely and com-
plete. The average citizen dodges or takes
to the tall timber when he meets some of
the names of places, and persons, and the
war terms and the slang of the last month.
Miss Hazeltine has rendered a real service
in showing where to find quickly what can
be found, and how to depend on watchful
waiting for the rest.
If you want a book for home use and
have forgotten your card, ask at the Reg-
istration Desk for a special card.
1. Order books by telephone and have
them sent to your home by A. D. T. mes-
senger for ten cents.
2. Renew your books by telephone.
3. Call the Reference Room by telephone.
for information.
"Please give me 'Mr. Bading Sees It
"I want a book by Richard Harley-David-
Gentleman-"Have you the 'Heart of a
Fair Attendant-"No, but I have the
'Heart of a Woman'."
-And the patron never smiled.



A test at the U. S. Naval Academy seems
to show that the following books are most
wanted by the men of our navy. The list
is of interest, and the titles are given in the
order of their desirability.
Sea Wolf.
Call of the Wild.
Treasure Island.
Tom Sawyer.
Over the Top.
Huckleberry Finn.
When a Man's a Man.
Two Years Before the Mast.
Mr. Britling Sees It Through.
Three Musketeers.
First Hundred Thousand.
Spell of the Yukon.
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
Count of Monte Cristo.
The Man Without a Country.
Four Million.
Tales, E. A. Poe.
Eyes of the World.

Shepherd of the Hills.
Last of the Mohicans.
My Four Years in Germany, James W.
Rhymes of a Red Cross Man.
Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come.
Innocents Abroad.
Richard Carvel.
Silver Horde.
Lorna Doone.
Tale of Two Cities.
Winning of Barbara Worth.
Broad Highway.
David Copperfield.
Luck of Roaring Camp.
Burning Daylight.
Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's
Iron Trail.
A Man's Man.
Ne'er Do Well.
Riders of the Purple Sage.
Sailor's Log.
Les Miserables.

Among the new books our readers will find an unusual number of fine biographies. We have noted
a few of them below.     Space forbids the inclusion of all which are well worth reading.     Attention
should be called to Bland's ''Li Hung Chang", Herrick's "Audubon the Naturalist'', Innes' "Life, Art
and Letters of George Innes", Orcutt's "Burrows of Michigan and tho Republican Party", Richards'
"Abigail Adams and Her Times"        and Young-husband's "A Soldier's Memories in Peace and War".

Aldrich, Mildred. On the Edge of the War
Zone; from the Battle of the Marne to
the Entrance of the Stars and Stripes.
1917. Small, Maynard.        $1.25
This very interesting little volume continues
the record begun in "A Hilltop on the Marne".
Little incidents of every day fill the pages of the
book. Do soldiers in active service really want
books?   Here is Miss Aldrich's answer.   Two
soldiers 'a tall six-footer and a smaller chap'
knocked at her door. ''So I let them loose in
the library, and they bubbled, one in English
and the other in French while they revelled in
the books. . . The English-speaking French lad
wanted either Shakespeare or Milton . . . as
for the Child of the Regiment, he wanted a
Balzac. I don't need to tell you that when the
news spread that there were books in the house
on the hilltop, that could be borrowed for the
asking, I had a stream of visitors".
Barber, H. The Aeroplane Speaks. 1917.
McBride. $2.50                     629.17-B23
This book has been adopted by the United
States government for instruction of aviators.
The first part of the book, which is more or less
non-technical, personifies the various principles
involved in the operation of the aeroplane, mak-
ing "Power'', "Lift", "Thrust", etc., explain
their own needs. The second part is more tech-
nical and presumes on some progress made by
the reader in a knowledge of aviation.     The
book is well illustrated.

Breshkovsky, Catherine. The Little Grand-
mother of the Russian Revolution. 1917.
Little, Brown. $2.00                 92-B842
Madame Catherine Breshkovsky, liberated by
the Russian provisional government, is a most
interesting and picturesque personality. She was
an exile in Siberia for thirty years. This ac-
count of her life consists of letters and reminis-
cences, very well edited by Alice Stone Blackwell.
Clark, John S. The Life and Letters of
John   Fiske; 2 vols.     1917.   Houghton,
Mifflin. $7.50                      92-F541C
Mr. Clark, an intimate friend of John Fiske,
tells the story of the life of the famous his-
torian. Many of Fiske's letters are used in the
course of the narrative with comment by Mr.
Clark. Mr. Fiske's New England boyhood, his
connection with the famous group of men includ-
ing Darwin, Huxley and Spencer, his struggles
with the theology of the day and his ultimate
conclusions concerning religion, are all very in-
teresting. Many Milwaukee people remember Mr.
Fiske as a guest of Dr. G. W. Peckham, our
librarian for a number of years, and will be in-
terested in the letters which give an account of
Fiske's visits to Milwaukee.  He speaks of a
welcome accorded by a brass band which seems
to have amused him, but he does not mention the
''joyful noise'' created by a line of tin pans
which Dr. Peckham once arranged for the recep-
tion of his friend. Mr. Fiske happened to arrive
in the night and had requested that he be allowed
to enter the house quietly in order not to disturb
the family.