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For the Help, Encouragement ai
Trustees, Children and All Wh
ment and the Educational Advai
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Conducted and Edited by Miss Sadii
How School Improvement Associations
van i o-oper#ie ior school
It has been said that the Soutth Carolina
school improvement associations
'have rendered the highest type of voluntary
co-operation for the cause of
education. Schools in South Carolina
liave been developed in local community
improvement, in county conscious
plans and in Statewide undertaking;
and in each development the school
improvement associations have played
In local organizations the truth of
Cbe old adage, "an idle brain is the
-devil's worshop" is illustrated. The
way to keep each member active and
interested is to give each her work to
do. As many committees, with as
many members as are needed to give
each woman and man a duty to perform,
are often appointed. Through
the arrangements made by separate
committees the members co-operate
with pupils, trustees and teachers; the
cfciidren are helped directly by giving
social functions either at home or at
school, by arranging cooking classes
in home kitchens, where a member
teaches the girls to cook the dish
for whida she is especially noted, and
oy visiung .or reuieuiuez iug m a a^cciay
way the sick children of the
school. In co-operation with trustees,
bands of women :have circulated petitions
either calling for special school
tax elections or asking for compul-,
sory school attendance.
Not only have tiney, by their tact
and willingness to discuss the proposition
with each qualified elector, carried
elections, but they have built
At meetings of active and associate
members committees are appointed to
solicit material, work and pay for a
new school building, which is soon
forthcoming. If these women school
workers get after the trustees we soon
find the school term lengthened to our
hoped-for seven months at least,. Men
"know not, and know *hat they know
not, when a teacher is efficient, and
are often very glad to have quiet suggestions
from school improvement in
dividual workers in regara 10 tne election
of a teacher whose boarding place
can also be arranged more satisfactorily
by the ladies of t'ne community.
When the mothers of the children realize
that too many children are seated
in "one room, that a new building or
equipment is needed, 01 that the
teacher should receive a la/ger salary,
the trustees are only too g.ad to co
operate in remedying the defects. By
direct co-operation with the teacher
t?e school improvement association
may broaden the course of study by
teaching the girls to serve refreshments
at the association meetings, and
by demonstrating on the school plot,
or showing a class a new method
learned by a farmer.
The school work may be furr.her
stimulated by regular school visits
from apioi-Jied memb-j's of the asso
elation, unly tnroueu sucn visits noes
ttbe house or the yard committee realize
the need of school room or playground
The members of an organization vvTio
discuss regular attendance and enrollment
are in duty bound to support the
te^ccer in ner piea ror Dener auenuance,
even going so far as to visit or
send their Children to interest absent
or non-attending children.
By co-operating with the teacher
her school entertainments are made
more attractive by practices with a
committee of women, and often by refreshments
furnished by members of
In summer the teacher may feel that
the flowers in the school yard and the
books in the library are used, and not
abused, through the l':.elp of appropriate
committees who open the school
house at least twice a month. The
teacher knows that the members of the
association are her helpful friends,
and they work together in a unified
effort to educate each individual child.
Each county has certain undertakings
whicn the county organizer of
school improvement associations may
well ask her organ lotions to support
(Members are invited to attend any
teachers' meeting and certainly to see
. that the teacher is provided with a
means of transportation. In a joint
meeting a county school improvement
association may be organized to meet
at least once a year during the annual,
A nnrnmiinitv ^irrnpr far TT'nir nnrl
Field day indicates loyal co-operation
from eacfa officer down to the individ
id Assistance of the Teachers,
o Are Interested in the Improvelcement
of All Our People.::: :::
5 Goggans, Supervising Teacher for
f ual members, manv of whom serve to!
J train pupils for contests. By arrange- ;
ments being made by one central per
son and being accepted by each school !
association, delightful lyceum courses \
could be brought to rural communities.
Monthly reports sent to the county or- j
' ganizer of school improvement associa1
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j lions noi oniy jtetp tut; ?uia umutu, >
; but enables the worker to report spe-1
' cial improvements through the news- !
! papers, where also articles written by .
! president or secretary may be pub- ;
' Xot onlv many superintendents or I
supervising teachers have school notices
sent to school associations, but
j civic associations "working* for the
I health and upbuilding of tl:e commun!
ity at large may receive support for |
| health contests, illiteracy eradication, J
In Statewide undertakings tne county
organizer of improvement associations
usually helps to secure tne cooperation
of local organizations. Notices
of State home economics institutes
and of State school improvement i
associations meetings are sent to local;
president, who are urged to send dele-'
gates. Score cards for clean-up day,
are sent and records kept until each '
school observes the day.
In the contest for State prizes'fori
school improvement the organizer1
works through the improvement asso- j
ciation committees, who co-operate!
with every agency to secure State rec- j
r\trmtinn Tn niacins: educational ex-!
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hibits at the State fair, tfce local school!
improvement associations co-operated
with the county authorities by collecting
material w.'hen school had not yet
opened, and by sending articles which
1 the teaciier had collected. Each county
| organizer may secure and may give
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i piled monthly report to the State presi
By individual members co-operating j
I with one another and with the presi- |
dent, by local associations co-operat-'
ing with the county school officials,
through the county organizer of school j
1 x/\wrro nirynr
associations, oy me cuumj uifeaui^i
co-operating with the president of the
South Carolina School Improvement'
association, and by the State president
?n.nr>oMtinor with the State suDerin
V/V/ o tendent
of education, all things, are
: possible in school development in
CAROLINA PEOPLE TELL
OF STOMACH REMEDY!
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of Remarkable Treatment.
Stomach sufferers in the Southeast
and, in fact, all over the country, have
found remarkable and efficient results
from the use of Mayr's Wonder
Many liave taken this remedy and
tell today of the benefits they received.
Its effects come quickly?the
. first dose convinces. Here is what
two Carolina folks have written:
Y\T. R. DAVENPORT, Parker, X. C.?
i "For vears I have suffered from a dis- |
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I J. E. ERWIN, Winston-Salem, N. C.
?"I am satisfied through personal use |
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stomach and abound the heart. Get one
bottle of your druggist now and try it
on an absolute guarantee?if not satisfactory
money will be returned.
The Retort Conrteous.
j A certain prominent railway director
was asked by an employe whose
1 parents lived in the country for a pass
to visit IMs family.
"You are in the employ of the company?''
inquired t'be director.
worwing for a farmer instead of the
"Well, now, supposing you were
working for a farmer instead of the
l company, would you expect your em.
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pioyer lO laKe uui ms uuistrs evcr.y
I Saturday night and carry you home?"
"Xo." said the employe, politely,
"I should not expect that. But if the
farmer had his horses out and was
going my way I should call him a
very mean fellow if Qe would not let
me ride!"?Pittsburgh Chronicle Telegraph.
GERMANY TO TAKE Tiffi
IN ANSWERING AMERICA
LIKELY HE III SY WITH ITALIAN
Wasliinirt <>n Thinks a Week May
Elapse Before the Paper is
Received From Berlin.
Washington, May IS.?Two important
factors, it became known tonight,
are working to delay for another week i
Germany's reply to the Lusiiania
First, the next few days are ex-1
pected to show whether Germany will j
ho r*nr?frr.ntprl with a npw militarv sit
nation by the entrance of Italy into;
Second, interested displomatists here
believe the interim of delay will re- i
veal whetner the United States of its
initiative will send a general protest
to the allies against alleged violations
of international law by interfering;
with pn-rnmprfp between American i
ports and neutral European countries.
Officials here generally think the
Austro-Italian situation may absorb
the attention of the German government
and delay final composition of
the reply. It is realized that should
Italy become a belligerent, Germany
would lose all hope of obtaining foodstuffs
or other supplies through the
Mediterranean, and if Roumania followed
Italy's lead, as predicted, the
wheat supply from southwest Europe
woludl be cut off. In such circumstances,
it was explained in diplomatic
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quarters, ijermany wuuiu uuu mc auu- j
marine even more invaluable as a:
weapon for reducing enemy supplies
and commerce. i
To Prove Fairness.
The idea that the United States will
send a note to the allies seeking modification
of the order in council has its
origin in quarters where the convinction
is held that such a move would
demonstrate to Germany that the United
States intends to be equally vigor- I
ous in insisting upon the observance
of neutral rights by Great Britain and
her allies, making unnecessary an offer
by Germany to return to the maritime
rules of international law if the
allies do likewise.
Although without definite informa-;
tion, there is a disposition in well in- j
formed quarters here to believe the j
president will withhold any represen- j
tations to England until Germany's re-!
ply is received, because of a desire to<
obtain a frank understanding withj
Germany without complicating the sit-j
uation existing between the United j
States and the allies.
It is known that for several weeks j
there have been under preparation two !
notes eventually to be sent to Great |
Britain, one dealing with the general
subject of contraband and- the other
embracing general representations 011
detention of vessels piying Deiween
neutral ports carrying non-contraband
American goods. Secretary Bryan
said today nat from 20 to 30 ships
had been detained by the allies, most
of them carrying cotton. He explained
the state department was not yet in
nf oil the and was ill
puoocaciuu Ui Uli kiiv. i.v.v>- ? ? ?
i vestigating. British officials here in|
dicated that, in their opinion, most of
the detentions and delays were due :o
: carelessness by American shippers in
| failing to give selling prices and other
! information in their invoices.
| Look For Conciliation.
In diplomatic quarters friendly to
! Germany it is confidently believed that
the German reply to tne united ciaies
will be conciliatory and make broad
i concessions in principle if it is certain
| that strong efforts will be made to ini
duce the allies to abandon their com;
mercial embargo. There is little fear
| now that any passenger s'nips will be
torpedoed while the diplomatic dis
cussions are in progress, ior 11 was
pointed out that since suggestions of
the Austrian and German embassies
'here that the submarine program be
suspended '."ad reached Vienna and
Berlin, fcnere had been no such attacks,
although many opportunities apparently
had presented themselves.
The Lusitania case, it is believed,
will be dealt with separately from the
general subject in the German reply.
Comments of t'ae Berlin press confirm
views expressed here that Germany
will disavow any intention of destroying
American lives, contending that all
would have been saved but for explosions
in the ammunition cargo.
In the general speculation in official
and diplomatic circles as to the possible
severance of diplomatic relations
between the United States and Germany,
Brazil and Argentina are most
t'rpouentlv mentioned as the nations
likely to take over the diplomatic interests
of the United States in Germany
and Austria, as well as those of
countries whose affairs now are cared
for by the American embassies and
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A NEWI5EUKY INTERVIEW
Mr. Dennis Tells His Experience.
The following Dri'M" account of an I
interview with a Xewberrv man three i
vears a.?o, and its sequel, will be read ,
v.iili k-on interest by every citizen, i
X. V. Dennis, prop, oi' store Playe" !
St.. Xevsberry, says: ".My kidney-; j
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I used Doan's Kidney Pills (
and they greatly relieved me. Other? ;
ol the :amily, who suffered from weaK :
back and disordered kidneys, use! |
Doan's Kidney Pilis with good re-,
suits." (Statement given March 21. j
Over three years later Mr. Dennis
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"GETS-IT" a SureShot
for All Corns
Use iTwo Drops?and They Yanish.
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with your boots on, when you try to |
walk on the edge of your shoes to |
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behind time if you have not used
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century, the new way, the sure, painless,
simple way. It makes a fellow
really 'feel foolish after fee's used toeeating
salves, corn-biting ointments,
toe-bundling bandages, blood-bringing
razors, knives, files, scissors, jabbers j
and what-nots, when he uses just 2
drops of "GETS-IT" and see his corn
vanish. The difference is divine. Jusi
try it. You won't wince wi:.en you put
on your shoes in the morning. "GETS
IT" is sure, "gets" any corn, callus,
wart or bunion.
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erywhere, 2oc a bottle, or sent direct
i by E. Lawrence & Co., Chicago. Sold
I in Newberry and is recommended as
! t'be world's only real corn cure by
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The Quinine That Does Not Affect The Head
I Because of its tonic and laxative effect, LAXA
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j ringing in head. Remember the full name and
i look _'er the signature of E. W. GROVE. 25c.
Here Is Good News
for Stomach Victims
Some very remarkable results are
being obtained by treating stomach,
i liver and intestinal troubles with pure
vegetable oils, which exert a cleansing.
! soothing and purifying action upon the
J lower bowels, removing the obstruoj
tions of poisonous fecal matter and
1 gasses and preventing tf:eir absorption
by the blood. T..is done, the food
is allowed free passage from the stomach,
fermentation ceases and stomacn
troubles quickly disappear.
George H. (Mayr, for twenty years a
i leading Chicago druggist, cured himj
self and many of his friends of storn'
aoh, liver and intestinal troubles of
years' standing by this treatment, and
so successful was the remedy he de'
vised that it has since been placed in
| the hands of druggists- all over the
prmrtrv rhn nave sold thousands Of
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of the medicine is sufficient to
convince any one of its remarkable
effectiveness, and witfcin 24 hours the
sufferer feels like a new person. Mayr's
Wonderful Remedy is sold by leading
druggists everywhere with the positive
understanding that your money will be
refunded without question or quibble
j if ONE bottle fails to give you absoT
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Whenever You Need a General Ton J;
The Old Standard Grove's Tasteless
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i General Tonic because it contains the
! well known tonic DroDerties of QUININE
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out Malaria, Enriches the Blood and
Builds up the Whole System. 50 cents.
NOTICE OF ELECTION IN OLD
TOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 40.
I Wnereas, one-imra or me resiaeni
| electors and a like proportion of the
resident freeholders of the age of 21
years, of Old Town school district, No.
I havp onened
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Friend Street <
stand, South si
I solicit a si
40, of tfte County of Newberry, State
of Soutlii Carolina, nave filed a petition
with the County Board of Education
of Newberry County, South Carolina,
petitioning and requesting that an
election be held in said school district
on the question of levying a special
annual tax of four mills to be collected
on the property located in the
said school district.
Now, therefore, the undersigned,
composing the county board of edufnv
ypwherrv county. South
V/Ul'lVU XUi - ? v ,
Carolina, do fcereby order the board
of trustees of Old Town school district
No. 40, to hold an election on ttie
said Question of levying a four mill
tax to be collected on the property located
in the said school district,
w!':ich said election sfoall be held at
Old Town school house, in said school
district No. 40, on Saturday, June 5,
1915, at which said election the polls
it . i i
I united tonreat
! June 1 to
Very low round trip fai
through Pullman sleeping
tl. 1 <
me uiiitidi nuuic
Over Night Tri
Lv. Columbia 7:20 p. m.
Lv. Ridge way 8:03 p. m,
Lv. Winnsboro 8:24 p, m,
Lv. Chester 9:08 p. m.
Lv. Charlotte 11:00 p. m.
Ar. Richmond 8:00 a. ra.
Newberry to Rich
Both of these trains
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coaches and ruliman sie
best attention will be giv
business. Through, cars
the return movement on <
Proportionately low ex
Excursion tickets will b
2, inclusive, final limit
Ar> ovfoncirm nf final lirr
jLS.1 1 VAVViiuxvxi. \/Ai
June 30, by depositing tic
10 and payment of a fee <
Tickets will be good for
Railway stations at whict
f . _ a.
For further miormatu
tion apply to local agent (
S. H. M
a repair shop
at Sharp's old
CUlillg UMdUllMl- ! m
tiare of your I
shall be opened at 7 a. m. and closed W
at 4 p. m. The members of the board i
of trustees of said school district V
stall act as managers of said election. ?
Only such electors as reside in said M
school district and return real or personal
property for taxation, and who
exhibit their tax receipts and regis- m
tration certificates as required in general
elections, shall be allowed to vote,
Electors favoring the levy of sucfti tax fl
shall cast a ballot containing the word
"Yes" written or printed tfaereon, and I
such elector opposed to such levy shall M
cast a ballot containing the word "No" 31
written or printed thereon. I
Given under our hands and seal on
May 15, 1195. ?
GEO. D. BROWN, fl
C? T T^TiT)-DTr?tr
O. o. xyuivivivxx,
J. S. .'WHEELER, H
County Board of Education '
for Newberry County, S. C. ,:s!
;rate Veterans t
>nd, Va. I
es, special trains, special il
j car and day coach ac- II
r of the South
for Monday, May 31 V
p Daylight Special May 31, Only j
6:00 a. m. 1
8:50 a. m. 1
9:11 a. m. I
10:50 a. m. A
11:45 a. m. 1
8:00 p. m. 1
mond $8. i o |;
will carry through day '
eping cars and the very i
en to the handling of the |
will also be provided for 1
:curs:on fares from other
>e on sale May 29 to June j
returning June 10, 1915.
lit may be obtained to I
:kets not later than June
)f fifty cents.
stopovers at all Southern i
1 there are agents.
an and Pullman reserva- J
\v? TTTwfn fn* I
)L WiltC UV/. ?
icLEAN, D. P. A., |
Columbia, S. C.