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entered at the Postoffice nt Vevv*r*"v.
S. C., as 2*vi class matter,
E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Friday, January 2, 1914.
On January first the active manage-:
merit of tfte ?. h. auii company auu
The Herald and News was assumed by j
Messrs. John K. Aull, James L. Aull
and Humbert Aull, the three sons of
E. H. Aull. Mr. James L. Aull takes
charge of the active business management
of the plant.
This does not mean that I Ihavfe
severed my connection with the pa'*N^sxNeeT>eiy*or
that I have been retired. My
name will still remain at the head of
this column as editor, and I will be
in position to do better work for the
paper than heretofore. The boys have
I consented to relieve me ot tie details |
the business end snd much of the j
ther work. They are practical prin- i
prs and practical newspaper men,}
laving been brought up. so to speak,
In the printing office.
I I shall expect them to throw all the
energy and vigor of youth into the
business and Tbe Herald and News,
and bespeak for them that encouragement
and co-operation which their ef
forts may deserve. It snail be the
Ws purpose of The Herald and News to
g? play the glad game and to advocate
those things which tend to the progress
and development of the community
and the uplift of the people.
This arrangement places The Herald
and News in position to be a better
newspaper than it has ever been,
V and no effort will be spared to make
Mr. John K. Auli will cover the Columbia
news and write such editorial
HM^natter as he may find time. I will
Ko ir? tho r>fnr>o anH f>nntin:io tn write*
r editorials and such other matter as :
may be of interest to tine readers of
j "With this, brief statement I wish
everybody everywhere a happy and
prosperous New Year.
E. H. Aull.
NEW YEAR GREETINGS.
We trust that ail our readers had a
"happy Christmas, and our wisfr for
each and every one of them is that the
year upon whidh we nave just entered
may be better than any year in
. .their lives which has gone before.
1 In tbe life of the nation and in the
life of the State, the year just past
was one of remarkable progress and
advancement. South Carolina has had
twelve months of unsurpassed material
prosperity; educational activities
-have increased and broadened, and in
every line of endeavor our people have
gone forward. Newberry county has
maintained her record as one of the I
best counties of .a progressive State,
and the people of the county 'have
just cause for congratulation. ,
The rermvi nf thp venr ic r?n ln/'on. i
tive to increased endeavor to make
^ this year even better, as it should be
W ?-for stagnation is death, and each
succeeding year ought to be better
than the one which ihas past. A
healthy moral and commercial life
can grow only out of moral and material
We want to see tUe people of the!
county seat and the people of the!
county work together this year for:
a better town and a better county.:
We want to see a community of in-',
To this end The Herald and News
pledges its best endeavor. The Her-!
aid and News wants to see Newberry !
grow, broadened out and upbuilded
by a united people working for those |
things which are for the common .
good. The Herald and News will
strive earnestly to do its part.
A year brings many changes. As '
ure take stock, as it were, in the be-,
ginning of this new year, the inventory
will bring gladness to some, and
for others it will frold sadness. As
the human mind regards blessings,
some few have been greatly blessed,
while into the lives of others great
sorrows have come since a year ago.
Whatever the record, however, it is
writ, and it is for us to start again,
'With faith in an All-wise Ruler, w&o
knoweth and who d'eth w'mi Is ]>? . ..
and with the determination to act well j
our part, however great or however
humble t'/.at part may be.
Again we wish for our readers a
year of peace and of happiness and
of prosperity, and again The Herald
and News pledges its efforts and its
endeavors to those things which may
be helpful to the people of Newber %
ry, of Newberry county, and of the
State. "We shall try to make the paper
a better paper than it has ever
been, and we ask the co-operation
and the encouragement of our people.
Happy and prosperous New Year to
New York should put some of her
alienists on trial and determine if it
were safe for so many of them to be
nut of Matteawan.
Let everybody get busy now and
play the glad game. It is a great
game and beats football and baseball
and basketball and all the other ball j
games. Nothing like it. !
Start the .now year right by subscribing
to The Herald and News, if j
your name is not already on our mailing
listi We are going to make the
best paper we have ever.made.
Conditions in Mexico do not seem !
to improve. About the only prospect |
of peace' down there seems to be the j
extermination of the Federals oy the]
rebels, and of the rebels by the Federals.
We notice that the Coutnibia correspondent
otf toe News and Courier
rhqt. Senator Johnstone, of New
berry, is being urged to run for governor.
The boys who are in say
the water is fine and the swimming
We do not agree with Prof. Hand
that the State should go outside its
borders to select school men. We
believe South Carolina fras men who
are competent and our own people
know conditions better and understand
our people better.
TJ'.ie ,firs? man you hear knocking this
year send him out to Gum Springs.
He is not needed in Newberry. We
are going to organize a boosters'-club
and we wan* only a few true and tried
members, and They will give the'spirit
to the remainder of the town.
South Carolina begins the newyear
with her full quota of State mili- i
tia, and with a better spirit prevailing
n the organization than for a long
r*r?of TJtt 4-V* rv rofntjol nf OV\V
U111C paoi. UHO 1 Vyi UOUl \JX. J3U T
ernor to muster out the twelve companies
which the adjutant general recommended
be mustered out, an entire
regiment was saved to the State,
and in toe fight which was made to
retain this regiment, in which fight
the governor had the sympathy of
almost the entire militia organization,
all the companies have been brought
up to a higher state of efficiency.
For weeks before a session of the
legislature convenes there are always
predictions as to what will be
done and what will not be done, and j
fa ere are always lots of opinions and
advice as to what should be done.
The several weeks before the coming
session have been no exception to the
rule. It strikes us the best thing the
legislature can do is to go quietly at
the work in 'hand, get through witlh it,
and adjourn. We have often wondered
what would happen if all the bills
introduced should become laws. There j
may be a few new laws needed, but;
we are already overburdened with
In the mater of a tuberculous hos-!
pital, advocated by Gov. Blease in an j
interview given out by him from Co-1
lumbia some time ago, it might not
be out of place to suggest that a por- j
tion of the land purchased the past j
year by the State Hospital Commis-j
sion would be admirably suited for
such an institution.
In order to secure adequate water
supply for all time the commission
purchased some three hundred acres
near Killians, a station on the Southern
Railv ly, about ten miles above
Columbia and two miles from the site
of the new State hospital for the inMOM
c. c1.;" 1 not adjoining Ian.is. T .? j
I-olin tract contains about one linn- [
I drcd and twenty acres and has on it a ,[
| good substantial residence of eight
j rooms which could be used, with a
small expenditure in the way of repairs,
for the hospital. Only a small
portion o this land will be absolutely
tn V?ivitor ciinnlv Vint tTio
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whole tract was purchased because it |
would tjave cost nearly as much to se- ?
cure a small portion. It is a healthy j
location and "was used at one time by
the family of Mr. Lumpkin as a res- j
idence on account of its healthfulness.
If the. State should decide to make1
the experiment of a tuberculous hospital
it had occurred to us that the
experiment could be made in this way
without Che outlay of a great deal of j
money. Then, too, it would be suf-;
ficientlv close to the State hospital for i
the insane that the physicians in
rhnree of that institution could be of
service to the tuberculous hospital.
I Prof. W. H. Hand is in the main
| correct, if a little severe, in his crit!
icism of the school system of South I
! Carolina, or rather lack of system, j
I There is no doubt that our school laws $
'need revising. It is impossible to 2
reach the ideal, ye; ,>e might approx- j J
imate it a little closer than we do. J
It is true, as he says, that too of- u
j ten people do not vote for men for |
position on account of their fitness for I
the position. This is true, not only of I
school officials, out or an otner po.sa- I
lions to he rilled by popular election, j
and if yon rake the State superinten- ! f
dent of education out of C^e general |
election it might be true that a Slate a
board would not always be governed g
by fitness. TVe are ail hnrran and are ;
governed largely by our prejudices. $
Unfortunately we still loo!-: upon "a p
State superintendent of education and |
a* county superintendent as a minor 2
office and too frequently conclude that |
any fellow is qualified for the position. ;K
and if he is a good fellow and a good
hand shaker he gets the vote, regardless
of his peculiar fitness for the!
We ha\e not yet realized that toe1
education of the children of the commonwealth
is a big business, and we j
are spending lots of money in it and i?
, ' i
too frequently without intelligent di- t
rection. ' j \
Taking these officers out of the popular
election might help matters, and
then it might not. It is worth considering.
Tue education of the children
is now taken over by the State
and the State should go about the
matter in a business way. Two and
a half million dollars a year is a
pretty big sum, and it should be handled
to the best advantage of the children.
With all this money we pay our
school officers and our school teactiers
too little for any of them, especially
in the common schools, to think of
making the work a profession for life, 1
and we can't expect the best results
so long as those engaged in the work ^
are there only temporarily. The fault i
lies largely with the parents. Tfrey i
need to be waked up. They need to *
\eee the light. Then there will be 1
something doing. Agitation of the c
right kind will do good. \
"FOR THE BEST THINGS." j
If I could tell you half tine things i
I'm wishing You, Today. I
If I could just surround your Path t
With Happiness alway; s
If I could banish every care c
And drive away each tear, # a
You'd have no carping worrying h
To fret you througih the Year. S
If only I could see ahead c
To know just what you need; t
If I could give you just those Gifts t
I sfcould be glad indeed.
My eyes are dim, I cannot see, j
Nor am I wise to know
So I am simply asking God,
His Best things to bestow.
?'Mary Cromwell Lord. ^
PROF HANDS'S PLEA
TO BETTER SCHOOLS
(CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1.)
and the direction of the education of f
^ T C* ~ r\ AAA ~ C AT. ^ n
more man 3ou,uvv cuuureu m tut:
Out of Politics. d
"An effective and responsible school
administration must be taken out of t
politics. There is no more reason for t
putting the State superintendency of S
education into a political campaign t
' j ^TwmuwvMKvanoMMM m???paureni MiTriiBiiwi
J eral patror
the past, u
| please our
I full value
be our ain:
ried a stcc
s - .
ban there^would be for putting the
jresidency of the University, or of
^leiiison,' or of Winthrop, or of the
>itadel, into a political primary. What
vould become of eithere of these coleges
thus immersed in politics? The
state superintendent of education
should be elected by a State board of
:ducation elected by the people. The
state is already divided into congressional
districts. This State board
night consist of one member from
;ach congressional district. The term
)f office should be at least six yeai*s,
md the board should be a continuing
mo TVio hnmv? wrmlri he riireetlv re
sponsible to the people and would feel
ts responsibility in a way impossible
:o the mere voter. State lines should
De no limit to tfce territory from
which a superintendent might be
chosen. If the proper man could be
?ound inside the State, so much the
setter. But. should he happen to live
n another State, get him. The State
s after an expert, and it should put
10 geographical limits on itself in the
search. If Charleston, Columbia,
Spartanburg or Greenville were lookng
for a city superintendent, a local
>oard alive to its job would look beyond
either municipal or State lines
or the right man.
"The cheap politician and the two>v-four
statesman may be depended
ipon to oppose any such plan on the
ipecious plea that it would be un[emocratic.
Should such a pl^n be
idopted, they and taeir kind would
lave one fewer pawns in their little
>olitical games in election years.
!uch a plan would emphasize fitness
or the office instead of stump bumombe
and campaign bargaining?
he hope and glory of the cheap poli^
IU 1 CI II d UU. U^UI?5VJj v*\-.
CALLS FOR TISIT
iind's Desire to Talk to President
Not Bred of Any New Developments
Pass Christian, Miss., Dec. 30.?
'resident Wilson has given permision
to John Lind, his personal repesentative
in Mexico, to come here
rom Vera Cruz for a conference on
Mr. Lind asked through tihe State
iepartment whether he could have
f- nil aboard the cruiser Ches
er, whicfc was to leave "Vera Cruz
oday, and messages passed between
;.->er t'?T' Daniels of the navy and
he president by which t)he Chester
/ish all our Cust
lk our friends fc
lage during the
: coming year wi
se our every er
for their mone
i to offer as larg
k of good goods
im our reasona
; House of 1,000 Thi
I Going up?the in
' 11 down?the cost
hundred fifty fivi
now in use are k
tation cost at ;
Five hundred dollar
the Ford runaDOut;
five fifty; the town
f. o. b. Detroit, co:
Iment. Get catalog
i was to be held pending Mr. Lind's
decision. Late tonight the president
had received no official confirmation
as to whether or not Mr.. Lind had !
availed himself of this opportunity.
. The president declined to discuss j
! tJlie meeting, moreover, that there was j
j no particular development in the sit- !
j uation which had impelled Mr. Lind j
* - with tho nroei. I
j 10 seen an ciuujiciiv-c niiu ^<. .
' dent at this time. Mr. Lind's request j
for permission to come referred only
| to a brief vacation from his long isolation
in Mexico, and it is assumed j
therefore that he will go back. after J
he has talked with the president,
I though definite plans were not made
FOR BAPTIST HOSPITAL
Committee Named at Bennettsiille
Organize in Colombia.
Columbia, December 31.?The trus:
tees of the South Carolina hospital,
who were recently appointed by the
Baptist State convention in Bennettsvillc
to establish and maintain a
hospital, fheld. their first meeting- in
r their libpast
e will, as in
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y. It will
e and vaas
umber of Fords
of motor car
More than three
3 thousand Fords
eeping transpor- a
s is the new price o'i
the- touring car is
car seven fifty?all
mplete with equip
ana particulars irom
Newberry, S. C. I
Columbia this afternoon. Permanent
organization was effected by the elec- y
tion of Rev. Louis J. Bristow, of
Abbeville, president; kev. E. C. Burts, / *
of Columbia, vice president; Andrew /
J. Bethea, of Columbia , secretary^/
John M. Kinard, of Newberry, .tr&asurer.
An executive committed consisting
of Rev. L. J. Bristow, Rev. E.
C. Burts, A. J. Bethea, John M. Kinard?
Will Evans, R. J. Alderman and Rev.
W. b. Wakefield were elected.
Matters pertaining to tne organization
and management of the hospital
were discussed. A committee was appointed
to procure a general secretary
and manager and a superintendent for
the hospital. The executive committee
was authorized to canvass? sites,
procure options on one or more sites,
and report to the trustees at the next ^
meeting, which will be held in Colum-, JM
bia within a few days.
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