Newspaper Page Text
VftTiTTMT! LIU, NUMBER 52. NEWBERRY, S. 0?? FRIDAY, JULY 30, 1915. TWICE A WEEK, $1.50 A YEAR*
PLAN NEW ROUTE
TO THE MOUNTAINS
CAMPAIGN TO PROMOTE INTEREST
Commissioner Watson to Lead Canvass
For Highway Into the Hill
Col. E. J. Watson, at the close of the
morning exercises in connection with
the Chautauqua on Wednesday, held a
brief conference wiflh several of the
gentlemen present in regard to the
proposed highway to tne irountams
via Spartanburg., the same to come by
Newberry and Whitmire and Union and
Glenn Springs. Mr. Watson has recently
been over the road and he says
the distance from the monument in
Columbia to the monument in the public
square in Spartanburg is 110.3
He also says ti':at the road is a practical
route from the low country to
Km pnnntrv Arrangements for a
UiV MAi* VVTMMV- w ? w
whirlwind campaign over the route,
with meetings in the interest of the
road were made on 'Wednesday, said
campaign to be made next Wednesday.
It is desired to -have several cars from
Newberry join the party here after
the meeting arranged for next Wednesday
^nd go to Glenn Springs.
It was suggested by Col. Watson that
it would be a good idea to fcave several
ladies join the party.
The meeting will be held in the court
house next Wednesday at 1u ociock
and immediately after the trip will
commence. The people of Whitmire
and beyond are enthusiastic and there
will be a big meeting at Whitmire.
Those who are willing to join t':e party
will notify Mr. B. C. Matthews at the
National bank at the earlist moment
and let him know who will accompany
them. Mr. Matthe ws and Mayor Wright
have already volunteered their cars
' . , - - -.'.V . y ... .
tttd thfeir personal presence on the trip
It is expected that Dr. G. Y. Hunter
-rv* TV/vcrwHtv atiH several others from
"Newberry will be in the party. It
will be a pleasant trip, besides being
in the interest of a very important
matter for Newberry... Supervisor Sample
will be provided a way. The following
appeared in The State on Thursday
in regard to the whirlwind campaign:
Following is the schedule of meetings
arranged for next week.: Newberry,
10 a. m.; Whitmire, noon;
Union, 3 p. m.; Glenn Springs, 5 p. m.
All motor car owners in Newberry
. Have been invited to attend the meet^
ing there. The Newberry automobile
^raen will proceed to Whitmire for the
meeting there. "It will be the biggest
cross country automobile parade ever
heid in South Carolina* in the interest
of good roads," said Mr. Watson yesterday.
Arrangements for a mass meeting
at Union are being made by the cham5er
of commerce. The big meeting of
the day will be (held at Glenn Springs.
rr>>^ Cnartanhnror automobile owners j
1UC W^UU MW-.g _
have been invite^ to attend. It is probable
that a mass meeting will be held
Wednesday night in Spartanburg.
Committees will.be named at each
meeting to solicit subscriptions for a
fund to improve the roads. This
money will be spent under the direction
"of the county supervisors.
Yesterday the commissioner addressed
a letter to the United States
office of public roads, Washington, asking
that W. L. Spoon, highway engineer
in charge of the section of the cap
ital highway in South Carolina, De ae^
tailed to make the trip over the new
road to Spartanburg.
( A survey of the road has been made
by Commissioner Watson and te will
soon issue a route book containing a
map of the road with the distances.
Dr. A. J. Bowers will preach at tht
Associate Keionnea rTesuyieruiM
church in Newberry next Sabbath
morning at 11 o'clock.
ftev. F. E. Dibble will preadh1 Sabbate
afternoon at 4 o'clock at Kings
I Ofeek church.
... pier? will be no preaching at the
| Ftfst Baptist- churcfa next Sunday
moriiing, but the Sunday school will
| meet at the usual hour. -
Mr. J. A. Daminick of Kinards droye
his big Reo 10,527 mites before or
\ "without having a puncture in anytife.
s In the meantime MBfe t&blv&ita
had to clwUKge fee sever
| liad a puncture.
REPORT SUPERVISING TEACHER
Miss Sadie Goggans Makes Report of
Her Work For Last
Reports of supervising teacher of
Newberry county September 1, 1914,
to July 1, 1915:
During the past school year as su
pervising teacher of Xewberry county |
I traveled 2,670 miles by rail and 1,449 j
miles by private conveyance. I made j
129 school visits, held 29 public meet- j
ings and stayed in the county superin- j
ten dent's office 75 days. 'We have had j
eight teachers' meetings, one teachers' j
institute, one fair and field day and |
one county graduation exercise.
It is difficult to measure class room j
efficiency, yet I notice the scoring of;
teachers in Xewberry county increased j
25 per cent from 1914 to 1915. The!
main duty of t)':e supervising teacher.!
is to see that better instruction is j
given by a trained teaching force. How j
was that splendid corps of teachers in j
Xewberry county- trained while in j
Thp greatest wav was
OV1 ? 4VV ?. 0- ? .
through demonstration lessons. While
on school 'visits th-e supervising teacher
enjoyed showing another way that
lessons might be taught, a method she
has picked up from the teadber last
visited perhaps. At the teachers' meetings
excellent teachers were good
enough to bring their pupils in and
show f:ow a lesson could be taught, on j
a home-made chart for example. At:
the annual teachers' institute the New- I
e-avA delisrhtful I
UCli J V4VJ o-. W w
demonstration lessons whicih' were discussed
Helpful printed matter was available.
A teacher who followed Mr.
Tate's ma" 1, which was given freely
by the State, could not go far wrong.
Eight supervising teachers together
got out iuontifcJy plans to teachers
which contained suggestions to make
the country schools more attractive.
Clubs of "Newberry teachers ordered)
at reduced prices regular teachers'
magazines which were invaluable to
the progressive instructor. On the bulletin
board of the teachers' rest room
appropriate cut work, drawings, songs,
poems and motion plays for each
month were kept. In this room also
?presented a certificate of satisfactory
libraries were added new books 011
methods of teaching and sets of supplementary
readers, without which no
school should be satisfied.
How many teachers liave further improved
"tftemseHes by attending summer
school? The county board of education
encouraged this summer preparation
by paying $5 with the first
month's pay claim of a teacher who
teacher, was used to make busy work
work in two full courses.
No matter how efficient tJSe teacner
was she could get the best results
without equipment, so many homemade
charts, cards and perception
strips were printed. A home-made
mimeograph, made by an energetic
teacher, was used to make buy work
cards. Much equipment had been bought
and this year witnessed the purchase
of single roller maps, adjustable
roller shades, single desks, hyloplate
blackboards and water coolers in
many schools. The supervising teacher
enjoyed discussing equipment with
In any large undertaking the mass
impulse was used. Each school in
Newberry county had a clean-up day
and was scored by the State card. To
a standard and tn insure entrance
to t':igh school the seventh grade pupils
of the county stood a uniform examination
on a certain day. The supervising
teacher enjoyed grading the
papers. From these examinations 55
pupils received at the seventh grade
exercises a State certificate stating
that tJ.e elementary school work had
been successfully oompleted. The co
operation of all again made the Fair
and Field day an inspiration and a
standard of measuring of schools.
We heard much of the teachers and
patrons working together for the upbuilding
of the school. There were in
Newberry county 22 active school improvement
associations that aided the
teacher by inspiration, by co-operation
hxr frm/te Wifh a Httlo AMTTmil
nity co-operations compulsory education
and special sc&ool tax were voted.
Through the county superintendent's
office many schools secured successful
teachers :a?& xafcker than iose .
-payers were willing
to levy -aaa. -extra school tax.
I believe in the last year all of us
HBraKpmo^nH|^MV^VT^^^nRny^*J|. ^ w. wpi^^jjpMMii^ra
? ?m . i.wmbig: i .1 m 1
"; :;/^\>4:;:'v'- ~/-VK?/ /'; '.
This is a snap sl-ot of "Happy," the
native South Carolina born monkey,
and the happy possession of Dr. J. E.
Stokes of ti':e Xewberry Drug company.
Happy's forbears came from South
a rviamno onr? n-oro trnvpKne^ with 3.
XV/Cb UiiU ?? V* \s M
carnival, and Happy first saw the light
in the city of Orangeburg some time
during November of 1914, so Happy is
still quite a youth. Happy was rather j
an encumbrance than an asset, so
when tis forbears were ready to leave)
Orangeburg thev left $Iappy, who was ;
cared for during the cold winter by j
t1 e good Elks of that town and he!
spent the time in the lodge rooms.!
Some time ago wl en Dr. Stokes was on
* ' A A ?T r. Vi 1 f llATYIQ
a visil to i/raugeuuig?tms 10 uu
town?some of his friend" ^nde him
a present of Happy and he moved Hap- j
py to Newberry and Happy now lives ;
with the doctor at the residence of
Mrs. R. D. Wrigl-t. Happy has learned i
to drink?water?from a bottle, but he j
wants his'n sweetened, and if you give
it to him without the sweet he dashes
it indignantly to the ground.
~ 1 k
have been g?ad to be teachers in Newberry
county. We had learned to
know one another through t)':e teachers'
meetings and the lunch that was
served on rare occasions; we were
proud of the display Newberry made
in an exhibit at tJ'e State fair; we
gloried in the progress of the schools
/ vf r?rmn.tv as was shown twice a
week for five months on the scilool j
page of The Herald and News; and
we looked forward to the removal of
adult illiteracy from Newberry.
The supervising teacher did nothing
alone, but with t' e county superintendent
and county board of education
it was a pleasure to study, to advise,
and to organize teachers and patrons
for the advancement of county schools.
The teaching force has been improved
by intelligent observation of another
teacher's method of handling the class,
by helpful printed matter and by attendance
on summer school, and by
improvement of local school conditions.
a? il-n Pa/lfi^mPr
Viiurt/ii wi iiic hcuv'UVH
(Rev. Edward Fulenwider, Pastor.)
Nothing preventing, tfce following
will be the program of divine services
at the Lutheran 'Church of the Redeemer
10:15 A. M.?The Sunday school
meets. A full attendance on the part
of officers, teachers and scholars is
11:15 A. (M.?The morning service.
The pastor will preacfc' a short sermon
on the subject of "Prudence in Religious
Life." The lessons presented
wi!l be practical, and will be taken
from the gospel for tfne day, the parable
of the unjust steward, Luke 16:1-13.
Let us note here that the injustice,
dishonesty and unrighteousness of the
steward are not commended, but his
prudence, sagacity and farsightedness
in making tfte best of the situation.
"For the children of this world are in
their generation wiser than the children
of light." In other words, if the
Christian people of the world would
exercise the same wisdom and prudence
in religion, the greatest business
in the world, that the children of the
world exercise in worldly matters,
they would be so much stronger and
happier. Ttey would hare an assurance
of the future that ould ,a^t-^e
48&&0d -into despair.
5 P. -Tike Young Ladies' jfiCte-J
sion band will meet in the church.
Every member is urged to be present.
REPORT TRUSTEES CITY SCHOOLS
Trustees Sunibit Report Condition City
Schools as Required By
Report of the board of trustees to
the citizens of Newberry school dis\
* .v n c *.u ^ w
xrici, .\e\\uerry, o. ior iue )cai
It is a pleasure to report to the citizens
of Newberry- stfool district tha+.,
in spite of the war and general depression
during the last year, the condition
of the schools is on the whole
favorable. The work done in tJ'.e school
room i as been good. We feel that the
schools are making progress, the general
interest in school welfare has
been marked and t>. e attendance the
largest in our history. As an evidence
of the work accomplished we
are quoting from a letter of the State
superintendent of education.under date
of July 17th, as follows:
"The improvement at 'Newberry is
highly gratifying. T':e city schools
ought to be the educational center for
the county. The night school work
otv^ in/Jnctrial wnrk a.rA PRDeciallv
UiiU Uw 111U UU V* . T v-? - - w w
interesting. I hope something can be
done at the next session of the legislature
to provide for country children
desiring to enroll in the upper grades
of the .Newberry city schools."
We ?av-e endeavored to plan such
work for the schools as seem best suited
to the conditions of our community.
We feel that the course of study prescribed
is w-ell balanced and well fitted
for the needs of the children of
? ? t
our community. Some o anges navy
been made in the way of educational
reform, but we have been safe and
sane, careful to keep away from ths
dangers of the "fads."
The most noteworthy additions to
our curriculum have been three extra
courses in i':ygiene, sanitation and
physiology; we have also added agri
culture, botany, commercial geography,
domestic science and bookkeeping, ah
within the past two years.
The board uses its best efforts to secure
for the schools the best teachers
that can be had for the salaries we
are able to pay. Our teachers are well
trained, have had successful experience
and tfrey- are diligent, faithful
and interested in the educational welfare
of the community. We feel that
it is a source of gratification to all the
friends of our schools that many of
our teachers spend their vacations
studying in tf:e summer schools, traveling
and otherwise adding to their
fund of knowledge and improving their
efficiency for their work in the school
It is a pleasure to mention the work
of the School Improvement club and
ti e Parents-Teachers' association. We
greatly appreciate their spirit of cooperation.
as well as all other efforts
that are employed by our citizens for
building up -school interest and enthusiasm.
r ina.injmii.Y iuc ;c?i ..?
a hard one for the sd':ools. The public
fund collected for maintaining the system
being $558.66 less than the year
previous. This falling off may be
somewhat reduced by the collection of
delinquent taxes. In tfcis connection
the board wishes to acknowledge the
evidence of the interest of the com
munity in the welfare of its schools
as shown by the election on May 13oh,
1915, continuing as a part of the permanent
fund the one mill tax levied
two years ago for repairs and improvements.
While the amount collected
under this levy was in-sufficient
to do the work .contemplated at the
time, t)" e work was done and is to
nvlflnt rocnnnsihlp ff>r the DreS
ent indebtedness of the district.. There
is now outstanding and due by the
district bills payable and approved accounts
payable, together with an overdraft
in the office of tfce county superintendent
of education, aggregating
$2,727.06. 'We have endeavored to
include in tfois statement every item
of indebtedness due by the district for
current matters. It now seems that
with the additional one mill levy added
to the general fund coupled with
careful and economical expenditures
that the entire endebtedness may be
"f TTT^V tTAOl* O OUjI
paiu lii. tnu J-cc?ik7, ou".t
oil a safe financial basis. It is due
to our local banles tfbat we were able
to meet the monthly pay-roll for the
first part of the session, &s ae funds!
were available in the county office un-i
til taxes are paid.
Cash balance July 1, 1914...$ 04.86
Poll tax 623.00
Three mill constitutional tax 2,852.17
Dog tax 22.50
Special four mill tax 8,278.60
Special one mill tax 2,069.64
Term extension 100.00
j Tuition 1,748.8S
| Rent Auditorium 15.00
Civic league for annKing
For library, private and public
1, 1916 ?2,000.00
Accounts apprvd 393.36 2,727.06
I - -
j Deficit from 1913-1914 $ 1,352.09
| Salary superintendent 1,500.00
Salaries white teac)':ers (day) 9,642.00
" (night) 39.00
four janitors 585.00
" colored teachers ... 1,779.00
Furniture and supplies 220.50
Wood and coal 539.24
i Rpnairs to buildings 108.89
Water and liglits 237.28
Bills payable (Xat'l Bank).. 2,172.80
Books for library 50.00
Int. on notes and accounts.... 300.10
Drinking fountains 64.08
Cash balance Julyl, 1915 34.73
- 91 O C~Z 70
iota; ?09\JUU. I \J |
Enrollment by Grades 1914-1915.
Boys. Girls. Total.
First grades ...76 77 153
Second grades 49 41 90
Third grades 49 46 95
Fourth grades 49 51 100
Firth grades 48 36 84
civ+r-i crra^ps 27 26 53
Seventh grades 29 27 56
Eighth gra.de 22 28 50
Ninth grade 23 30 53
Tenth grade 7 19 26
Xight school 14 27 41
Totals 393 408 801
Boys. Girls. Total.
First grade 120 98 218
Second grade 32 37 69
Third grade 35 42 77
Fourtih' grades 12 60 ov
Fifth grade 14 21 35
Sixth grade 20 16 36
Seventh grade 9 12 21
Eighth grade 11 17 28
'Ninth grade 3 18 21
Tenth grade 3 9 12
Totals 259 308 567
Percentage of attendance in white
Percentage of attendance in negro
W. A. McSwain,
W. G. Mayes,
L. W. Floyd,
L G. :Eskridge,
J. Y. Jonea
WORTHY DIES I> HOSPITAL.
Negro Who Was Shot on Saturday
Night By Tom Blair Succumbs
In The Herald and-News of Tuesday
brief mention was made of tl~e shooting
of Da've Worthy by Tom Blair,
npflr Halvorv church on Saturday night
and of the taking of Worthy to the
hospital in Columbia for treatment, as
he was thought by Dr. Dunn to be
"Worthy died at the hospital in Columbia
Tuesday night and his remains
were brought to .NewDeny on rnursday
morning and Coroner Lindsay
held tlte inquest, the verdict of the
jury being that Dave Worthy came to
his deatib from a gunshot wound at
the hands of Tom Blair. Blair is still
1110 IOJ.1VWill5 lis UlC iccumuuj vwuuu
at the inquest:
Hamp (Williams sworn: I live in
Newberry county. I was at Calvary
church on July 24. I was on jmy way
home when the fight started. Dave
walked up behind Tom Blair and said,
"T/vm tmn rii/? not treat me right."
| AViU, / vu U*Vb ?wv _
Tom said: "What have I don to you?"
Tom then -said: "I am here and you
are there." M tfcat Tom Blair pulled' *
out his pistol and zb&b D*re Worthy.; /
Shot two times. Dave was notdofcig i
anything at the time "Obis happened <
in front of Bell Peaster's house. This
CLEMSON AND WINTHROP
ONE M INSTITUTE
TO BE HELD AT JOLLY STREET
>EXT TUESDAY. *
Corn Club Boys and Tomato Club
(iirls to Suend fchp Dav
Clemson and Winthrop colleges will
hold a one day institute at Jolly Street
school Tuesday, August 3. Everybody
invited to attend. These institutes
are ii4ld primarily for the purpose of
giving instruction to the farmer, but
everybody iias to look to the farm and
farmer for a living, therefore everybody
should be interested in the betterment
and improvement of the farm,
and if you are not interested come and
we will interest you.
Mr. W. H. Barton, assistant State
agent, and Mr. W. P. Stewart, district
agent, will be there and talk to the
farmers in the forenoon, commencing
Miss Grace Huffington of the State
club work will give a bread and fire-:
less cooker demonstration in tfce afternoon.
Miss Parrott, State agent of clul?
work, is also expected to be present
and talk to the ladies on topics ot in
terest. I his is tne only institute to
be held in tne county this summer, so
it is hoped we will have a good attendance.
T. M. Mills,
Farm. Dem. Agt. - K
MOTES TO DARLINGTON \
Mr. Greg? Evans, For Eighteen Years
With the Newberry Cotton
MUls. ^ . v
'A ' i
i . .
'Mr. Gregg C. Evans, after a service
of eighteen years with' the Newberry
cotton mills, has resigned vnd will
go to Darlington, where he * PI engage
in 4Jve same business. This is a voluntary
act on his part and it is regretted
by the officers of the mill, as
by those with whom Mr. Evans worked
+/-\- !' o Ira Vi i m .loavA
Mr. Evans is a native if Mississippi
and came to 'Newberry county when he
was about three years old and lived
on the farm with his parents until
he came to the Newberry mill eighteen
years ago. He began in the mill at
the bottom and I-as gradually worked
his way to the position of overseer of
the cloth room.
Hf- T71w~ aaIIVA
.vir. r,vans ai'oi/ u/utv. as <n;u?c ijliiciest
in public affairs and served bis
vrard as alderman of the town for
three terms, being elecTed twice without
opposition. He resigned when he
moved out of the ward. He also filled
the position of supervisor of registration
for several terms and in all
these positions he has met the expectations
of his friends and filled them
with ability. The Herald and News re
grets to see Mr. j&vans leave, duc
wishes him mighty well. He is a good
citizen and a public spirited man.
happened about midnight of July 24.
Dave did not have any pistol.
Marcellus Caldwell sworn: I live
in 'Newberry county. I went to Calvary
church on the night of July 24.
I had started home from d-urch when
the shooting happened. Hamp Wil
liams, Dave Worthy, Tom Blair, John
Glenn, Willie Suber and myself, Marcellus
Caldwell, was along when the
shooting happened. Dave walked up
behind Tom Blair and asked Tom wfcat
kind of a way that you treat me last
nieht. Tom answered and said, who
started it first? Me and John Glenn
got in front and kept walking. I
walked on ahead and heard two pistol
shots. I turned around and sa*? Tom
Blair running. Dave walked toward
Hamp Williams. I did not see any
tiling in Dave's hands. This happened
in front of Bell Peaster s house, on tfae
road on Mr. Wicker's place, on the
night of July 24, 1915.
Mar cell us Caldwell.
Dr. W. iA. Dunn sworn: I was called
to David i Worthy on Sunday morning
and found him suffering from a gunshot
wound in the abdomen. The ball
tiered .his abdomen two inches befcFjr
the usxMIJjc*! agd.oaeiacfc $9
iA. tiie ma#|fcl $oe. i aemt pfa & ?,
Iioapital in Columbia, wbere he died
on Tuesday, July 27, 1915.
W. A. Dunn, M. D.