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S. C., as 2nd class matter.
vl tt aull. editor.
Friday, August 20, 1915.
We publish in another column an
j^Utorial article from, the Greenville
PifidsBipjat on the mill schools whicJh is
a inuxp and sensible statement of the
c&se. The mill schools should be a
part of our school system and the
tea# ers and the supervision should j
under the school system of the |
The Piedmont is correct that.
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?ame supervision as other schools and 1
pot under the direction and control of
the corporations. The children in the
jnills and the people who work in the
mills are the same people as those
who plow in the fields and wfco labor
in other callings and professions and
when the children in these schools j
get up to the high school they come
to the other high schools.
Mr. R. D. Smith, cashJer of the National
Bank, has just returned from
Statesville, N. C., where fee has been
visiting relatives. He is an enthusi- j
ctic good roads advocate now. He j
says there are two things that Newterry
needs. One is a better road
system, and before anything is undertaken,
is a road engineer who knows
fcow, and another is a dredging machine
to clean out and straighten our
streams and reclaim the waste land
that results from overflow.
Mr. Smith says the country through
which the good roads go is prospermiR
atmI it rf>Allv looks like livins:.
little county of Iredell has about two
hundred and fifty miles of good roads
that may be used all the year. That
is what Newberry needs.
But we should go at the work under
Intelligent supervision and that should
apply to tl:e town as well as the
Senator tM'cLaurin is to be in Newberry
on Saturday and will speak in
the court house to the Farmers' union
and to all others who desire to hear
him. He is coming at an opportune
time. The National Bank fa as just announced
that it is prepared to loan
every farmer in Newberry county
money on his cotton, provided he has
it stored in a bonded warehouse and
T/ill place the warehouse receipt with
The question now i& the warehouse
facilities for handling the cotton upon
whioh loans may be desired. As stated, I
the facilities in Newberry are only
sufficient to handle some 6,00 Obales,
and it may be necessary to store some
20,000 bales if foe farmers who sell at
Newberry ana otners 01 me county aecire
to hold their cotton.
Mr. McLaurin, when he comes, will
explain the State warehouse system,
and there is ample time to build one
or two more warehouses before the
cotton is available or ready for the
market. Hear McLaurin when he
speaks here on Saturday.
THE COMMUNITY SPIRIT.
The Glenn Springs Community cluo J
tendered the visitors to that place at
t&e organization of the Appalachian
Highway committee last night a delightful
luncheon. The members of1
the club and their wives and daugh-|
ters prepared and served the luncheon
wtaich. was thoroughly enjoyed by the
By the way, this community club is
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brings the people together and creates
energy and enthusiasm and in addition
cultivates the community spirit.
The club at Glenn Springs is doing
good work. We wish every community
in the county fcad one like it.?Spartanburg
We were present at that meeting at
Glenn Springs and the community club
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looked after the comfort of those who
were there and if there happened to
be one wfro was not present at the
luncheon they had a lunch prepared'
for him to take on the return trip. It,
ms a delightful occasion.
The community spirit is wha? every
-community needs and must fcave if it
Ss ever to do anything worth while.
We need it right here in -Newberry as
much as we need anything else, and
more than we need a great many
things we are striving for, and many
of these things would come easily if
the community spirit prevailed. In
fact, there would be little difficulty in
making this the (very center of many
good things that we may be wanting
just now if we had the community
spirit in the fullness tJ:at we should
TO LOAN MONEY ON COTTON.
The .National Bank of Newberry announces
that it is prepared to loan j
every farmer in Newberry county |
money on cotton stored in bonded |
warehouses with the warehouse receipt..
And to loan that money at a
reasonable rate of interest and for ai
The rate per pound of the cotton so
stored and fhe rate of interest charged [
will be explained to you by President
Matthews of ti-e National Bank.
The next and most important thing
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tnat we nccu uuw mc noituvuot
cilities to handle the cotton. The
I warehouses in the town will hold only
some 6,000 or 7,000 bales of cotton.
We need about three times that number
of warehouses or facilities for
handling about three times that number
The National Bank has made this arrangement
to take care of tfte cotton
in the hands of the small farmer, from
one bale on up. He is the man who
needs the help, as we pointed out in
5 fnrmpr Priitorial. This arrangement
is made for the farmer, tfte producer
of the cotton, and will take in the man
who may have but one bale just as
readily as the man with a hundred
This arrangement will give tfce farifc-1
er the opportunity to keep him from
forcing his cotton on the market when
the price is below the cost of production,
and at the same time ftelp him
to pay 6is obligations, and the merchant
who has extended credit to the
farmer to meet bis obligations. In
fact, it will help all lines of business
by pitting money in circulation, and
yet give tf:e farmer the opportunity
to get a better price for his cotton.
See President Matthews at the National
Bank as to the rate of interest
and the price per pound he will make
a basis for the loan, and the length
of time tfce loan may run. There is
to be no red tape about it. Simply
your warehouse receipt and your note
i il you are a iarmer.
PASS AROUND THE HAT
Under the caption, "Don't Cross the
Bridge Now" the Columbia Record
" The Greenville Piedmont insists
ti:at it would be a violation of the law
for Governor i.vianmng to asn me legislature
to reimburse him for the
money he has spent in getting a good
man to conduct the management of the
State hospital for the insane.
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preferred the Tequest. If, as has been
so graciously and considerately pointed
out, it is not lawful for the legislature
to make a retroactive settlement, then
The Record feels quite sure that no
harm will be done.
"There are surely South Carolinians
in number sufficient to make voluntary
contribution to a fund to reimburse
tlbe governor and to give him a
l-ovine- cun in addition for the snlen
did act for humanity which he has
Indeed there are. This should be
<ione, and is tJ':e proper way to show
appreciation of both the governor and
Dr. Williams. Pass around the hat.
We shall most willingly contribute of
General recognition should be made
of the high character and impulses
and of tfce good deeds of these two
They may be some times wrong in
judgment, but their hearts are right.
But don't ask that this contribution
be made by the legislature out of our
public funds^ wf;en it is prohibited by
That's right. It would be a small
matter for the State, it is true, but
we should have law enforcement and
law observance from the highest to tfce
lowest citizen and from the highest
official to the lowest. But Dr. Williams
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I and tne governor wouia scarcely accept
contributions in the manner ihere
suggested. The proper thing is for
Dr. Williams to accept tho $3,000, the
amount allowed by law for this year,
. and- then if the legislature declines to
increase the salary wi v simply say j
that he can not work for the amount
that is fixed by law. There are good
physicians and good men in .South
Carolina who will accept ti e position
for th? salary. No one man is indis
pensable tor any position, ine jl>ivine
providence has so arranged the
affairs of this universe that no human
being is indispensable for any position i
and the workman may die, but the
work goes on. It would be a great
calamity if it were otherwise. And this
is said with no intention to disparage
the services or ability or peculiar fitness
of Dr. Williams. But it is injurious
to humanity and to society to
get out the ;mpression that he Is tf e
only man in South Carolina who can
adequately fill tt:s position, and for
that reason the S ate must pay twice
the salary fixed 7y law and twice t!:e
salary of the governor and that has
been paid for years.
The city opera house needs a new
set of chairs tf.'.at are up-to-date and
that will be strong enough to hold
those who sit in them without the constant
fear that they are going to break
down. And tJ":e fear is well founded.
Manager .Wiells says that some forty
of the chairs have already given way
and he has patched them up after a
fashion and as best he could. The
ot)':er evening we saw one of them
give way with a lady sitting very
Quietly on it, and it just as quietly let
her down on the floor. The opera
house is paying a fairly good income
and some of it at least should be used
in making the place comfortable. This
is due the manager as well as the people
who patronize tf. e place. These
chairs might be repaired and given to
some of the schools for temporary use
in their auditoriums, where the strain
wouia not De so great. ?jui ceriamiy
new seats should be placed in the opera
T'he H'erald and News prints today a
summary from the annual report of
tfte county superintendent of education
to the State superintendent of education
for the school year closing June
60. It is an interesting report and we
feel sure will be read t-y. the people
who are interested in the schools of
the county and that should include
all our people.
The enrolment in the nublic schools
of tile county has increased nearly
1,000 in the last two years and no
doubt there are many children who
are not enrolled. A number of the
districts have voted a special tax to
aid in the support of the other funds
for the schools and in many ways
there is evidence of interest and Dros
ress in the common schools of the
county. The great drawback to the
schools now is the lack of funds for
Mr. Brown was instrumental in getting
more of tfce State money than has
ever come to Newberry, and it is hoped
that the same aid may be given to Mr.
Barre. If it is not, some of the schools
will be forced to reduce their terms,
which would cause a great drawback
and probably result in a lack of interest
because of discouragement.
Many districts will start with a deficit
and it will be impossible for them
to pay this and fcave funds to operate
the school the coming school year.
That is a gruesome story of the
lyncfning of Frank. We do not know
whether he was guilty or not. If he
was guilty he deserved the electric
chair. If he was not guilty he should
ftave been turned loose. But whether
guilty or not does not excuse the mob
for its action.
The crops in this section are very
good and if the farmer can get a fair
price for his cotton he will be in pretty
good shape. The crop tins year has
been made at very small cost. There
will be >very few fertilizer bills to pay
and the other debts have been much
less than heretofore. The main thing
now is to make some arrangement by
which tfre farmer, and the small farmer,
may realize a fair price for his
cotton. If the warehouse plan and the
reserve hank can do it, then let's build
some warehouses. They can be built
at small cost.
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TWO PRIZE ESSAYS.
Essays ITIiat Won Aull Essay Metlals
At Little Mountain and
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the two essays that were written by |
the pupils the Little Mountain High!
sd.ool and by the pupils of the Prosperity
High school. These two were,_
the essays awarded the Aull essay
medal. The plan adopted by the principals
of these two schools in the
writing of the essays was to guarantee
originality in foe preparation of
the essays. After the subject was announced
the members of the -class that
entered the contest were given an hour
for deliberation ^nd then they were
given time to write the essay, but were
not allowed "access to any books or
permitted to receive help from any
one. n:e meaais were won ims year
by two young ladies.
"The Farmer as a Citizen" was the
subject assigned the pupils of the Little
Mountain school and the medal wras
awarded Miss Ninaleigh Boland.
"The Advantages of School Contests"
was the subject assigned in the Pros
pemy mgu scnooi ana me meu<u wasi
awarded to Miss Susan Quattlebaum.
VThe Farmer As a Citizen.
The Divine commission given to the
lrst man was that of farming?tilling
the soil?and therefore is an honorable
one throughout the Biblical history.
But in the earlier centuries of national
history, and up until the accession
of Victoria in 1837, they were imi
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posea upon dy oe nouies, ana iookcu
upon as the "laboring class" or "working
men," and were given no voice in
But when Victoria came to the
throne she saw that the farmer was
not to be imposed upon, and that he
was to become tf:e most powerful citizen
in the world, she at once began
to make laws for the relief of the *
farmer, and since then they have made
great progress, and they begun to realize
how much depends upon faim.
The responsibility of feeding and
clothing about ninety-two millions of
people at home, and millions in foreign
countries rests in the hands of
the farmers of our nation. The problem
of the l:igh cost of living has become
a personal problem to high and c
low alike. It has staggered the most
masterful brains. Economists and
statesmen have endeavored to find the
source from which it has developed, .
until it lias become a political issue,
and no satisfactory solution has been ?
agreed upon?unless it is by the movement
of "back to the farm." So many ^
people have become dissatisfied on the r
farm, and have sought a livelihood in f
the cities or mill villages, but the j
r:igh cost of living is proving to them
that the farmer raising his own sup
plies is the only independent citizen .
in the world. The farmer should con- ^
tinue to grow big crops, and thereby ^
reduce the cost of living. ^
Responsibility causes us all to do
our best. The farmer of today is be- ^
ginning to realize t)':e responsibility
that rests upon him. He is awaken
ing to the fact that he as a citizen,
much is expected of him, and he is .
showing his interest by taking and t
reading papers of news. He is si ow- ^
ing an interest in political conditions
of the times,, and each year he becomes ,
more powerful in citizenship.
Some of our greatest statesmen and
congressmen were farmers. Benjamin
R. Tillman, South Carolina's senior .
senator, is one of her most progressive (
farmers; our junior senator, E. D. t
Smith, was a farmer, and Congressman
A TT1 TAroT TLTOO hnrn and rAarprt An
a farm . And so it is throughout the
nation today. More tf:an two-thirds of t
our statesmen have come from the
South Carolina's present governor, ^
Richard I. Manning, is one of her most t
successful farmers, the smartest and
most powerful citizens are farmers. T
The farmer's mobey builds our most 1
expensive educational buildings, and
they furnish the brightest and strong- ^
est boys and girls for these institu- ^
To prove the faith and confidence ,
that South Carolina has in tfte farmer
and the need of more farmers as citizens,
tney are supporting Winthrop ?
Normal and Industrial college tor tne T
farmers' daughters, and Clemson Ag- t
ricultural college for the farmers' t
The Advantages of School Contests.
The subject "Advantages of School j
Contests" is an inspiring and stimu- c
lating one. ,
Inspiring, because when we see those t
who have lived and studied before us, t
those we say who have not tad- as r
many advantages in the numerous con- \
tests as we have, yet who have made, t
advantages come irom tnem, inspires i
us to put forth every effort possible <j
to make every contest "we enter ad- i
vantageous to us, to our school and t
to our communityStimulating
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every farmer in
enough money to
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the price of cofton c
' cost of production, we
intelligent farmer wi]
his crop on the markt
view we nave prepare
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heir hardships could bring advanages
from their limited school conests,
what present day hardsLip can
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And we are stimulated with the
hought in discussing .this subject, 'tis
lecessary to present it in the following
vays to at all do it justice: Literary, j
ithletic, agricultural and domestic
The advantages of literary contests
ire as numerous as they are ivaried,
n that they involve numerous other
;ontests, such as reading, declamation
md essay contests.
Reading contests are advantageous
jecause of t) e good literature we get.
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ret in studying for contests, we have
he advantage of knowing and learning
rood literature. J
If we read as we should in studyng
for contests every foreign word
ve come in contact with we should
ook it up. Thereby increasing our
Therefore we see if tf-e act of conesting
has done us no good, the prepiration
has, and had it not been for the .
contest we would not have gotten the |
Dreparation. And we see again that
t is an advantage over some one else
of:ajce gotten the knowledge and pracice
we did from the preparation.
We say declamation contests are an
idvantage. Tis so, for this is a great i
igent for increasing our mental capacity.
By learning good orations and readngs
we not only get the benefits of!
J.e good language and thought from |
;hem, but by learning good orations |
md readings we are better fitting our
ninds for memory work.
And 'tis certainly an advantage to
>e able to memorize readily.
These, as we have said before, are
>nly preparations for t)':e contest, but
)y it we get good literature and
bought that come from them.
Perhaps there's no one agent that
)roves as conclusively our ability to
express ourselves as an essay.
'Tis very easy for any one to speak
vhat he wants to say, but to put in as
expressive words, is no easy matter.
Tben we say essay conteets are great
igents for strengthening this weakless.
We have proven to you tnat literiry
contests are advantageous in that
ve get from them, or in the preparaion
for them, good literature, good
hougl-t, a help in our expressiveness,
in agent for increasing our vocabu?t\/3
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This is but one sphere of our subect,
now let us turn to the athletic
>r physical side of school contests.
Some of t)ie great advantages of
bpco rnAntests mav not be seen in
he present day, but will come into
nore prominence in later years. For
ve are a progressive people and when
hey see the advantages they are gong
to become compulsory. The outl
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lOOr games are gumg iu uc i?i\sx-& uuu
nore introduced in our schools and
A conspicuous ilfustration of the adantages
of athletic fipntests jtreseata.
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ties offered us
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prevent a sacri
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:ontinues below the
; feel sure that no
II voluntarily throw
it. With this idea in
id ourselves to help
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If your eyes are giving you trouble
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nation on the globe can cope with her
in her military and athletic training?
This is an advantage that starts at
home, at tne dear old school house on
The little boys start out and see
woh can run the farthest in tl:e
giortest length of time, or who can
jump the highest. Then he is found
to be the best athlete in school, and the
next time we see him. he is at a university,
being trained for the world.
Where did his training begin? We
answer, at school in a contest with
his fellow playmates.
Not only are these physical and mental
contests advantageous, but we
have contests against our classmates.
Perhaps this is the contest that develops
us more than any other, mentally.
We contest for scholarships, medals
and learn much by our efforts put
fort!\ Then there is the mathematic
medal we contest for. Therefore increasing
our minds in that respect.
There are agrihultural ?.nd domes
tic contests that are advantageous to
any boy or girl.
The agricultural contest's ad van- .
tages shown so plainly by Jerry
Moore's achievements. Only a school
oby contesting for an agricultural
prize. Look what fce showed to tie
people. Is there any one who does
not think this was advantageous to
Not only are contests in school advantageous,
but also contests in which
schools contest against schools, as
they do Fair and Field day, and at
Western Carolina and State meet.
Hundreds of people attend these and
are broadened and developed by attending
them. They get the ideas of
different people, see new things and
are benefitted in ways too numerous
trt pvpn flttpmnt tn mention.
We have shown how ttoese few contests
we have mentioned are not only
advantageous, but inspiring, developing,
stimulating and broadening.
Some one has said:
"Rain drops fall and wrinkle the sea,
Then vanish and die utterly.
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If the round sea wrinkles did not tell."
May tiae sea wrinkles made by school
contests never die, but ever lend to inspire,
develop and stimulate us to
great and still greater things..
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