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MAY OUST BOARD OF EDUCATION
Governor Blease Tells How Rumor
Originated, In Discussing Thomp
Columbia, May 26.--Gov. Blease
4wok official notice Friday of the ru
mors that he would remove the State
board of education, when he was ask-!
ed aboit the situation. .
Briefly the situation is that Gov- i
ernor Blease has under consideration?
now the question of whether or not
he will remove the appointive mem
bers of the board. He stated Friday
that he could not say at this time
whether he would take action in the
matter at all, but tha 'he has never!
stated whether e would or not remove
Origin of Rumor.
The situation that gave rise to the
rumor came up in this way, as ex
plained Friday by the governor:
When Col. Waddy Thompson, of
Atlanta, who is the author of a his
tory of te United States, which book
Is used in the schools and upon which
the board has to pass when it consid-;
ers the text-book proposition, came to
see Governor Blease, who is ex-offi
cio chairman of the board of educa
tion, and Governor Blease, m talking
over the text-book situation, said to
Col. Thompson that he did not like the
history by this author because "it
dodged the question of the responsi
bility for the burning of Columbia."
On Burning of Columbia.
Governor Blease stated Friday that
'he told the author of the history that
"I would take the word of Bishop Elli
son Capers and of Wade Hampton be
fore the word of every Yankee north
of the Mason and Dixon line." Gov
ernor Blease also, so stated the chief
executive, told Col. Thompson that
there was the word of other folks re-,
siding here at the time of the burning
*f Columbia and statements from
them as to Sherman's act.
Governor Blease explained that
what he wished to impart was hi sbe
lief that such testimony should have
been put into a book that goes to the
children of this State.
Governor Blease is authority for
the statement coming from the author
that the reason Northern testimony
was given as to the burning of Colum
bia. was because it was sought to
show to the Northern people by evi
dence from the North itself the sit
uation as to the burning of Columbia,!
that the people here in the South
knew the situation already about the
truth as to the burning of Columbia.
What Blease Said.
It was, according to Governor
Blease, when the author of the book
said something to this effect that "'the
members of the:State board of educa
tion are in favor of my book," Gov-i
ernor Blease not recal-ling Friday thel
exact verbage; that the Governor told~
Col. Thompson, "Well, maybe, the
present State board of education will
not pass upon your book. I am think
ing of removing the members because
the book men are worrying them so,
and getting another board that will
~probably be better able to pass upon
the book question without being war
ried so by the agents."I
This statement, or words to the!
same effect, so stated Governor Blease
today, has given rise to the rumors
that he would ask the members of
the board to resign. He has not, he
states, given any intimation yet as'- to
whether he would or not ask for the
resignation of the members. "But I
am considering the matter," Governor
The rumor 'has been prevalent here
for several days; yesterday they went
even so far as to reach the point that
the act had already been done.
Governor Blease was for this rea
son asked the direct question today
by the Neews and Courier correspon
dent, and replied in the manner quot
Members of Present Board.
The following are the members of
the board of education:
C. L. 'Blease, ex-offlcio chairman; J.
E. Swearingen, ex-offlcio secretary,
A. G. Rembert, Spartan'burg; J. M.
O'Driscoll, Charleston; H. E. Rice, Jr..
Aiken; Nathan B. Toms, Darlington;
J. L. Glenn, Chester; A. J. Thackston,
Orangeburg; D. W. Daniel, Clemson'
The section of the act creating the
board, with reference to the appoint-!
ment of members, is as follows:
"The governor, the State superin-?
tendent 'of education and seven per-?
sons, one from each congressional~
district, to be appointed by the gov
ernor, who shall hold office for four
years, and until their successors may
be appointed, unless sooner removed
by the governor, shall constitute the~
State board of educationi.
There have been a number of book.
agents to call upon Governor Blease
in the last few weeks. Nearly every'
day several of those urging books for
adoption for use in the schools of this
State have called to see the gov&
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