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E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at Newberry,
S. C., as 2nd class matter.
Friday, November 20, 1008.
FOR BETTER SCHOOLS.
Petitions are being circulated asking
the city council to order an election
on the question of issuing ifrtO,000
in bonds for the enlargement of
the city schools in accordance with
the suggestions contained in tlitc report
of the special committee which
report was published in the Newberry
papers on Tuesday.
These petitions are being rapidh
signed by the freeholders who realize
the importance of enlarging our school
svstein. For the convenience of the
committees in charge of the petitions,
and also for the t venienee of the
citizens, petitions may be louml at
each of l he banks.
1'iider the plan proposed it will not
be necessary to increase our lax lc\\
in order to enlarge' the schools ami
every citizen of the community must
realize the importance and in fact the
absolute necessity of IwMer equipment
for our city scl ts. i
A- -tilled in Tuesday's paper, the
buildings were scarcely adequate i
when erected some twenty years ago ;
and during that time the population I
has grown double, and we have bee?i i
derelict in the matter of improving ;
our school faeiHies, so as lo have the
school keep pace with the progress 1
and growth of the cnmmunily. i
(If course, we all reali/.i' liuit t
building- and 'grounds and equip- I
ireiii- <l" miu make first class schools.
.Ill fact iu the old day5 some of thf-ii
ver\ lie-t schools in 11< found in the
country probahlv had very poor equip '
ment but in this day il is necessary I
to the proper training of the chil- I
dren that there should he good equip- I
ment. When that is urctired then the '
eominunity will demand that the vein (
best (rained intellect and brains be '
put in charge of the education of out '
children. In order lo do this, as we
suggested on Tuesday, It will be nec- 1
essary lo increase the salaries of sup- '
erinlendenl and teachers, and also to 1
increase the number of teachers. '
11 is entirely wrong To put one '
teacher iu charge of forty or fift\ 1
ehihlren. No teacher can do synod '
work and the children cannot advance
when I he room is crowded with from :
forty to fifty pupils. Hut after we '
get our school enlarged then it will '
be time to take up ITiese other mat- '
ters. in the meantime il "is well. 1
howcvci;, that we should be thinking '
about tlicni and discussing them. 1
Nothing so helps a communitv,
whether il be a city or a rural community.
as first class schools, and lo
make these you must have comfortable
ami attractive surroundings awell
as trained teachers.
Congressman A. F. Lever. Kupl. 0.
H. Martin Prof. W. II. I land. Prof.
Ira Williams and Col. F. .1. Watson
hehl a conference this morning in the
laller's otlice, to devise a scheme for
the establishment of agricultural high
school.- iu this SI a I e.
The conferees were absolutely in
unity on the proper methods lo be
pursued lo avoid the pitfalls |hal other
Stales have encountered.
Commissioner Watson slates iliat
the undertaking on the lines proposed
means more to the upbuilding of
the agricultural industry of tins
Stale than anything that has been un- (
dertaken iu the last halt century.
Snpl. Martin and Col. Watson auto
work certain ideas into propei
shape and another conference will
probably be held next week. The
whole proposition will finally he submitted
by the department of education
and the department of agriculture,
to I he legislature with certain
recommendations. However, l he proposition
will first he submitted lo
"This scheme will <lo more to gel
federal help for Snilh Carolina tha'i
an'. I Iiing else. s;iii] Col. Watson. <(T|
is | lie same idea in the concrete form,
I ha I I presented lo ilie country life
commission in Span an burg yesterday.
The above is I rom l lie dail\ paperof
This is a movement in l he right di-|
reel ion and we hope when submitted
to the legislature will commend itself
to that body. Anything thai is
for the improvement of conditions in
the rural districts should receive the
support and endorsement of all good
citizens. The tendency for the pasi
twenty-five years has been toward*
centralizing our educational interest
in the cities and towns, and we have
given more attention to higlu-r institutions
of learning than to the betterment
and the improvement of out
common schools. An effort was made
by the la<t legislature to establish g
high schools in the rural districts,
and a provision was incorporated in
the act that none of these schools
should receive aid in towns and cities
of more than 10(10 population.
The hoard, however, which was appointed
(o administer this law avoided
the restrictions as to cities and
towns and under their rulings most ol
the schools established under the provisions
of this act were established
in cities ami towns of more than 1000
If this movement means the improvement
of the schools in the rural
districts, we trust that it will not be
attempting to improve these schools
by establishing agricultural schools
in towns and cities where there are
already good school facilities.
Those who have labored long and
zealously in the cause of agricultural
education in Georgia are great I.N
gratified by the high commemlation i
given the present system in Georgia
bv Assistant Secretary of Agriculture i
Hays, n| Washington, who lias recently
made an extensive visit to the
various institutions in the Stale.
lie speaks in the highest terms < [
the Stale college of agriculture, llie
i'oiigressiotiaI district .->choo]> and the
normal schools of the Stale, adding
I hat. I lie private subscript ions
amounting to nearly a million dollars
liave placed every other State in the
inion in llie shade and attracted the
mention of the entire tin try.
All the schools, he finds, are well
ocated and are doing excellent work,
lit hough we did not need to he t<d I
hat tiieN >land in need ni' additional
Mr. I lay- lay-> special >tre.-> on tin- I
lal? d rural ,-chools, I he-e <choo|s w ilt I
ake the place of a iiumher f >mat- ||
er school* and will be the main dependence
of the agricultural sections
or educational advantages, a> it i>
n these schools that ninety-five pet
cut of the popoulalTon will tie edu aled.
The higher education al'fordd
by I lie district schools and the finil
course in the Stale college of agTi ulture
will give u< a regular gradaion
of education iu agriculture and
lomeslic economy and will enable u>
0 in turn put a number of well
'quipped teachers who can take up
lie work and carry it on in the fuure.
I.I is pleasing to know that the beginnings
we have thus far made in
lie matter of agricultural education
liave been established on such an cx ollenl
Ioiimlation. and that w<j have
mly in extend the >.vstem along the
lines mi which IheN have been founded.
I his \s of special importance when
we are told that il placus us in a position
to benefit by llie proposed congressional
appropriations which will
he made in I he near future, by which
llie federal government will give valuable
assistance to such schools as
are already established. Georgia's
pro rata will lie something like a hundred
and sixty thousand dollars, and
this, with the amount which the Stale
will contribute, will place us in the
very forefront of agricultural editca1
ion. -A | laiiI a Journal.
The remarks ,.f the Atlanta Journal
are eminently correct and we are
glad In know thai a movement of this
kind is proposed in South Carolina. f|
I'lie agricultural inlerosls have been w
ignored fur niau.N years in this Stale, Q
:iml when ( leuixtu college was established
the argument used was that it was
to he the farmers' college; and i,
il is a first class school but verv few
1'I i's students return to the farm.
:iml while it has done a great deal of \
good il has not benefited llie agr:- ..;
cultural interests directly. an^J most ,,,
1'' graduates engage in other pinsuits
than agriculture. This, howevei.
is natural because they find more re- n;
muneralive employment and it is to ,,|
their interest and it is their duly to ,,
do the very bes| for themselves thai |,
they can. j.
t'lenisoii college has .>-.utTicient in- tj
conic if properly used that should he
"f material help in the establislnneni
"I agricultural school-; in the rural
communities, ami by consolidat iim
small schools niilcli good could be s
done in the educational advance- w
lnenl of i he country children. '
<>l" course, those in charge of Clem- s
son college ?:ever admit that tlioN ''
have any money to spare and generally
find some means of spending tlicit 1
income whether it amounts to $100,- '
000 or $'2.>0,000. The past year their
income from the privilege tax was I
the largest in the history of that tax, t
hu| we have no doubt that they wilt '
liml some means of spending the en- t
lire amount. ^
l'he>e agricultural school- jn (ieoi- I
; ia have been ?|iule a success and
South Carolina might well profit 1
1 rom what has been done in Georgia I
and avoid and mistakes that were t
made in that State having the exper- i
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