Newspaper Page Text
Many Schools Get Mon
Rural graded school aid to th
counties was paid to 913 school
March 16 and 17, warrants being
warded by J. E- Swearingen, <
superintendent of education, to
of the several county treasurers,
duplicate copies furnished the res
tive county auditors for their
ords. The total disbursement arno
ed to 8249,900.
State law groups these consoli
ed and graded schools entitle*
state aid in four classes, the state
being allowed at the rate of !}
per teacher. Any school having
enrollment of 40 pupils, an ave]
attendance of 30, a six months' te
a four mill tax, and two teacher
entitled to $200. Any school with
enrollment of 75, an average at
dance of 40, a term of seven mon
a four mill tax, and three teachei
entitled to $300. Any school with
enrollment of 100, an average at
dance of 60, a seven months' terr
four mill tax, and four teacher
entitled to $400. Any school ha\
an enrollment of 125, an average
tendance of 75, a seven months' ti
a four mill tax and five teachers is
titled to $500.
Reaches Many Schools.
Among the 913 schools partier]
ing in state aid, 477 employed 1
teachers; 264 employed three tea
ers; 107 employed four teachers, ?
65 employed five or more teactn
The total teaching corps in the ru
graded schools numbered 2,499
structors, at the lowest calculati
Scattered schools in many counl
had extra teachers. It may be saf
estimated that 2,500 of the 5,(
white teachers in the state are tea
ing in these districts.
The initial rural graded school ;
propriation in 19i2 was $15,000, i
legislature authorizing this activ
by taking this sum from the term i
tension appropriation that year a
permitting its use for the encouraj
ment of consolidation. The general
sembly of 1920 appropriated $27
000 for this significant work. 1
money increase within eight ye?
has been 18 fold, or fraction abc
1,833 per cent. The local tax requi:
ment of four mills has also add
thousands of dollars to public sch<
Much Money Raised.
Many of these districts have vot
the maximum of eight mills allowa!
for current expenses. Many othe
are paying as much as 16 mills, u
der special acts of the general assei
bly allowing increased local levi<
The entire state appropriation, pl
the additional income from local ta
ation, goes into teachers' salaries,
part of the money has been used
provide much needed additions to tl
teaching staff. A much larger pa
has enabled trustees to pay bett
Nearly a score of unapproved a
plications remain in the office of tl
state superintendent of educatio
The technical omissions in these p;
pers will probably be supplied in
few weeks, trustees and teachers i
these districts having already bee
requested to furnish the missin
The influenza situation has agai
interfered with the enrollment, al
tendance, teaching corps, and terni c
a large number of possible grade
schools. Some communities, too, hav
been unable to employ teachers. A!
these unfortuna districts have bee
advised by Superintendent Swearing
en to take advantage of term exten
The two rural school supervisors
Lueco Gunter and J. V. McElveen
have examined nearly 915 applica
tions and more than 2,500 class roon
schedules during January, February
Reestablish High Schools.
Under the stimulus of the rura
graded school law, a consideraba
number of stronger, wealthier ant
more populous communities have
been led to reestablish high schools
In particular, the centralized high
schools for three or more cooperating
districts, have proved a notable sue
cess and have brought better educa
tional opportunities within reach o?
a growing number of girls and boys.
Nearly one-half the school districts
of the state are benefitted by the ru
Tal graded school law and contin
ued growth in population, in public
school spirit, in cooperative activities
and in teaching efficiency will proba
bly lead to at least one thousand of
these schools in 1920-21. For the
scholastic year 1918-19 the number
of rural graded schools receiving
state aid was 757 while for the
scholastic year 1919-20 the initial
payment included 813 districts, a net
gr.in of 146 in one year.-The State.
We are making a run on SPRING
FIELD PUMPS, come in and get one
while they last at $3.00.
YONGE & MOONEY.
State of Peace May Be De
Washington, March 21.-Although
active steps to declare a state of
peace by congressional resolution are
not expected until late this week. Re
publican leaders of the senate and
1 house are to begin conferences to
! morrow on the exact form such a de
cisi?n should take.
Some senators and representatives
want to phrase the peace measure in
the simplest affirmative terms: hers
'prefer to repeal the declaration of
war and go on record as demanding
'certain concessions from Germany;
I while certain others are for inclusion
'of some sort of a declaration of inter
The principal opposition to a poli
cy declaration is expected to come
from the treaty irreconcilables in the
senate, some of whom have told the
majority leaders they consider the
time inopportune for congress to
'take any binding stand on the sub
ject. These senators do not like even
.the pending peace resolution by Sen
ator Knox which affirms the belief
of congress in an international tri
bunal and disarmament.
For the present, however, the
Knox resolution has the right of way
so far as the senate program is con
cerned. It was reported by the for
eign relations committee in Decem
ber and unless present plans are
?changed will form the basis of open
iing discussion on the subject late this
week on the senate floor.
In the house the situation is less
definite, the Republican leaders there
having formulated no policy. In De
cember they declined to let the ques
tion of a peace declaration come up
at all, but many house members be
lieve the case might be different now
that the senate again has refused to
( ratify the trea-.y. The house foreign
affairs committee already has several
?peace measures before it and Repre
sentative Britten announced tonight
he would introduce another tomor
With the treaty back at the White
House and plans for a peace declara
tion still in their formative state, a
respite of several days generally is ex
pected in congressional debate on the
issue raised in i connection with the
establishment of peace.
Good Advertising is Best In
(By H. S. Daniels, Advertising
Manager Dort Motor Car Company).
Public opinion of a pro( '.ct-or an
?institution-or a man-is formed
?through a series of impressions.
A good word about you from your
acquaintances is of vital value and if
'it is true and often repeated it is
bound to be converted into patron
I The same is true of the thing you
'sell-the measure of the demand for
(it depends upon how favorably and
?widely it is known.
I Words of mouth, if favorable, will
sell an article; but word of mouth,
:in order to have its full beneficial
?effect, must be stimulated.
! Advertising is the best stimulant,
'and-when wisely done-is an in
vestment that often 'brings immediate
returns and always brings them
It creates in turn attention, inter
est and inquiry. Then, if you..and
.your product bear the test of inquiry,
sales inevitably result.
I As there are many good men who
are disregarded because they are un
known, so there are many good pro
ducts which fail to move for the same
So it is that the far-seeing and
prudent merchant estimates the gross
j business he expects to do and lays
j aside a certain percentage of it for
j advertising purposes.
In doing this he is not influenced
so much by the direct help he expects
it will bring him-this week-or
month-or year-but to a greater
I degree by the good will and prestige
. he knows by experience that it will
You pay for insurance on your life
and your material possessions, know
ling that there will be no immediate
returns from the premiums you pay.
Advertising is done largely for the
same end, although the substantial
?returns are usually forthcoming with
'in a much shorter period.
So just as you keep on paying your
insurance premiums in order to keep
?your policies alive, so you must keep
on advertising in order to keep your
If you cannot maintain advertising
consistently-if you are a so-called
"in-and-outer," you might better not
advertise at all. ;
New Fertilizer Inspector.
Fertilizer Inspector J. T. Mims, of
Edgefield, has retired from the work
on account of ill health and Mr. Hen
ry T. Medlock of Greenwood has tak
en over the work. Mr. Medlock's
home is here and he will work out
LOYAL IO FLAG
SOUTHERN BAPTISTS FIND THAT
OTHER COUNTRIES HAS PROVE
LAND-LARGE WORK IS BE
t -)up of large boys of foreign paren)
Patriotism and religion go hand in
fcand in the work wnich Southern Bap
tists are doing for the foreigners in
their midst, declare the severai work
ers in this field who have found that
wherever a man, woman or child of
foreign birth or parentage has been
won to the Christian religion that one
stands foursquare for the flag, laws
and institutions of the United States,
Work in evangelizing and American
izing the 4,000,000 people of foreign
birth and parentage residing within
the territory of the Southern Baptist
Convention has been carried on by rep
resentatives of the Home Mission
Board and the Woman's Missionary
Union of the Southern Baptist Conven- 1
tion and the various state mission
boards for several years, but this work
will be enlarged and intensified as a
result of the lar. .er proceeds made
available for it through the -75 Million
Important Centers Named.
Among some of the more important
centers in the South and Southwest
where work of this character is carried
on are Richmond and Norfolk, Vir
ginia; Baltimore. Maryland; Louis-,
ville, Kentucky; Tampa, Florida; Bir
mingham. Silver Hill and Mobile, Ala- '
bama; Meridian, Miss.; New Orleans
and Church Point, La.; San Antonio,
Laredo. El Paso and Fort Worth,
Texas; Krebs. Okla., and East St.'
Louis. Herrin. Christopher. Harrisburg,
Granite City and other points in Illi
Aims That Are Sought.
Indicating the aims that are. sought
In this work, they may be briefly sum
marized as follows:
1. To reach the little children that
their feet may be started In the up
2. To inspire the older boys and
girls with ideals that will help them
to improve their environment and give
them strength to cope with tempta-j
3. To interest the young people inj
sane and wholesome rleasur^s that
their energies may be rightly directed..
4. To help the women to he better
home-makers, more careful wives and
mothers and better Christians.
RURAL CHURCH WORK.
WILL BE DEVELOPED
BAPTISTS PLAN TO REACH 15,000
COUNTRY SUNDAY SCHOOLS
PROVIDE BETTER TEACHERS
75 Million Campaign, with Assistance
of Sunday School Beard, Makes
DR. I. J. VAN NESS,
Corresponding Secretary Baptist
Sunday SchooH Board.
In what is believed to be the most
extensive campaign for the develop
ment of rural Sunday Schools that has
yet been undertaken by any single de
nomination, the forces of Southern1
Baptists especially interested in Sun-1
day School work will undertake to |
reach 15.000 or more rural Sunday j
Schools of the South and Southwest
.this summer, announces Dr. I. J. Van- j
OF UNITED SHIES
NO EVANGELIZED PERSON FROM
D TRAITOR TO HIS ADOPTED
ING DONE AMONG THEM.
:age, reached and made happy by ?
5. To give Christ and an exalted
citizenship to the neighborhood.
In addition to the nurseries and
playgrounds- maintained for the chil
dren, clubs and classes are held daily
for young and old, the neighborhood
houses being open during the winter
months from 3 to 6 in the afternoon
and four nights in the week from 7 to
9. In addition to the English courses,
cooking, sewing, first aid and nursing
are taught girls, manual training and
other Useful courses are given the
boys, along with practice in debating;
while for the mothers there is instruc
tion in housekeeping, care of the sick,
sanitation and food selection. Through
the mission Sunday schools, vacation
Bible study classes and otherwise a
knowledge of the Bible is afforded and
the way thus opened for a person?l
surrender of lives to God.
Life of Communities Changed.
And in every community where a
Good Will Center or other social work
has been established by the Chris
tian workers there has come about a
marked transformation in the lives of
individual members of the community
and in the appearance of the homes
and general premises. Cleanliness has
superseded dirt, happiness has taken
the place of sorrow, and hope has
come to lighten the faces that were
formerly overshadowed by depres?ion
and doubt. Little tots who previously
wandered through the streets now find
pleasure and helpful entertainment in
the games, stories and Bible lessons
provided at the settlement houses;
aimless boys and girls have been fired
with zeal and ambition to become use
ful Christian citizens; mothers bur
dened with handicaps of heavy work
and poverty have taken a new lease
on life when they have found that
there are those in the world who want
to help them to a higher life; and the
fathers, noting the improvement of the
members of their families, have yield
ed to the refining and uplifting influ
ences that have been thrown about
them in tho home and the community.
The viewpoint of the whole community
has been changed and better citizens,
from both the patriotic and the relig
ious viewpoint, are the result.
Ness, corresponding secretary of the
Baptist Sunday School Board at Nash
The work is made possible by the
larger funds available from the 75 Mil
lion Campaign and will be carried on
by the forces of the eighteen states of
the Southern Baptist Convention, in
co-operation with the Sunday School
Board. Additional workers will he put
on in every state and a large number
of Sunday School institutes will be
held in the hope of reaching a great
majority of the rural Sunday Schools
In every state. Normal Sunday School
institutes will be held in fifty coun
ties of Tennessee, for instance, and
over 500.rural centers will be reached
with the better system of Sunday
School teaching and methods cf admin
istration. Similar methods will be fol
lowed in all the states.
Every State Enlarges Work.
Over $300,000 a year will be ex
pended on Sunday School field work in
the territory of the Southern Baptist
Convention, it is announced, and every
state organization will greatly enlarge
its Sunday School force, giving especial
attention to the development of the
In order that an adequate number ol
instructors may be available for car
rying on this larger program, a thirty
day normal school will be held in Nash
ville, beginning May 31, in the instruc
tion in which a large regular faculty
of Sunday School experts and many
special lecturers will be employed.
The Sunday School Board at Nash
ville has just established a department
of Sunday School administr?t' which
will deal with all questions ( iday
School organization and et, n^nt
This department will he in charge of
Arthur Flake, who has been a membei
of the field force of the Sunday School
Board for rjulte a while and who was
formerly superintendent of the Sunday
School of the First Baptist church of
Fort Worth, Texas, said to be thu
largest Sunday School in the South.
Build Better Church Houses.
Another department of the Sunday
School Board is giving attention to the
encouragement of better church
houses and pastors* homes In the rural
districts, furnishing architects' plans
for this purpose and detailed instruc
tions Mitiiout cost to churches which
cont?mplate building! along ttwae
lines. _ u f
IS A BANK A?CO?NT
Cupjri^ut lVov, by C. ~. Ziiumermaii cu. No. i ?
0 true happiness can ever
come unless the fact of
possible dependency has been entirely eliminated, and
this can only be done by means of a bank account.
You should acquire one, and once started you will be
surprised how easily and rapidly it grows.
BANK OF EDGEFIELD
OFFICERS: J. C. Sheppard, President: A. S. Tompkins, Vice-President
E. J. Mirna, Cashier; J. H. Allen. Assistant Cashier.
DIRECTORS : J. C. Sheppard, Thos. H. Rainsford, John Rainsford, M. C.
Parker, A. S. Tompkins. B. B. Bouknight. E. J. Mime. J. H. Allen
KEEP YOUR SHOES NEAT,
THE F.F. DALLEY"
CO 3 PO RATIO M S ITO,
The Married Man
They make a good many jokes at the expense of the
"poor married man." but really marriage is no joke to
the man who is married.
It is a stern, sobering event to the average man
when he takes unto himself a wile. It means two mouths
to feed instead of one. Two people to be properly clothed,
a home to furnish, additional duties and responsibilities.
It means more economy, more careful adjustment of
finances. An account at our bank is one of the greatest
safeguards the newly married man can make. Save a
little something every week, every month, every year
for a rainy day.
The Bank of Trenton, S. C.
We Can Give You Prompt Service
on Mill Work and Interior Finish
Large stock of Rough and Dressed Lumber on hand for
Woodward Lumber Co.
Comer Rr berts and Dugas Sts., Augusta, Ga,