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JL H. AULL, EDITOR. j i
Friday, February 24, 1922. i
CANNOT BE DEFERRED ]
We can put off the painting of the i
house the present year and maybe ]
next year, we can do without a new ?
aiitnmnhilp. the old suit of clothes can s
be cleaned, pressed and maybe "re- <
built" as the tailors say in order that 1
we may do without a great many i
things without material loss or in- \
convenience, but we cannot defer for <
o lTiwT -nnv fnr month what we owe I
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to the children of this state in the
way of an education. The schools
must run. !
The Press and Banner is not
among those who think the present
plan of distributing state appropriations
for schools is the best plan, but
it is the best plan until a better one
is worked out. It should be followed
and the necessary appropriations
made the present year to keep the
primary schools, the graded schools
and the high schools in operation lor i
the full terms. ! j
A child who leaves school in the i
middle of the term will be discour- ;
aged. He may not enter the school (
again. If he does he will not obtain <
the full training he is entitled to and
which is necessary in order to meui
the requirements of the higher grades ^
and of the colleges.
We are all poor and most of us
would be glad to say that we have *
nothing and owe nothing. But if we <
owed twice the amount we now owe *
we would say that the schools must *
run. The fact is that the people, 1
while temporarily in bad financhl i
condition, are not insolvent. The i
country is not insolvent. Better 1
times are ahead, and while it may *
take a long, stiff pull to make the 53
grade we win maxe it. w?eu
have made it, let us not then reproach .
ourselves with having neglected the J
children who had to go along with us. *
. The matter of educating them cannot ^
be deferred. It is a task for today. ^
?Abbeville Press and aBnner.
There is where you are exactly
right. These boys and girls tnat are
in school now can not wait. They t
could not if they wanted to, because i
the years are going right along and s
no one has any power to turn back ^
the wheel of time. There are things r
in that appropriation bill that could t
The proviso in the bill to pro rata r
the amounts is the worst feature of
the whole business. In other words, <
to say that the laws say you muct
do so and so, or if you do thus and '
so, the state will do her part, but j <
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Here comes ajuag mc umt n-uv?i w>v
state must come across and keep the
faith and a provision of compromise 1
is inserted, as much as to say we 1
know this thing is not going to meet s
our part of the obligation and we i
will force you to compromise with us a
and take what we say and give you t
no vo:cc in the making of the com- t
promise or the terms thereof. Some t
how it does not look exactly right to *
us. We are not arguing whether or a
not the state agreed to give too I
much. We do not believe that it ?
did. The only thing is that t
ury tax but possibly the people's
or not the state agreed to give too I
much. The only thing is that the t
the state agreed to do certain things r
and now when it comes to the doing c
she proposes a compromise and you 1
must take it. f
UNFAIR AND UNJUST (
It is very unfair and unjust for (
members of the legislature in discuss- ^
ing the appropriations for the depart- (
ments of the government to make per- t
sonal attacks on the heads of depart- t
ments, as we understand was the case J
;? ^;?r?n.csion of the educational de- g
partment. when some very unkind re- t
marks were made in regard to Mr. 1
Swearingen. In the first place, Mr. r
Swearingen is not the department, i
and if the appropriation should be c
made, it should be without reference I
to the man who happens at the time to t
fill the office. In other words, what- t
ever may be the feeling of the mem- ?
thp legislature toward any \
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state officer he should be big: enough i
to rise above personal feelings and \
do what is right and just and proper, t
In the second place, it is neither
right nor manly to attack a man in a
forum in which you are protected and c
he has no right of reply or answer, i
It is neither a manly act nor a brave c
thing to do. And we are surprised g
that certain members of the legisla- t
ture have indulged in that sort of i
thing, especially in the discussion of 1
the educational department. i
We hold no brief for Mr. Swearir.- I
gen. In fact, he does not need any
UIw on/1 If Vir, iris friv. '
in the privilege of reply in the same
forum there is no doubt in the mind
:>f any one who knows him that he
:*ould take care of himself. We will
say this, however. There is no man
in South Carolina who is better informed
as to the needs of the schoolse
:han Mr. Swearingen, and we do not
believe there is a man who is more
Interested in taking progressive steps
n educational matters than he is, and
,vho is doing more in that regard than
ie is. It is in no sense a personal
natter, but one that concerns several
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lunarea inuusanu tiinuicu ui tmo
;tate, and Mr. Swearingen is only the
spokesman for these little children
md making an honest effort to help
:hem to develop into true men and
ivomen and to give them the advan:ages
to which they are entitled. Our
schools are but the great factories
)f the state for the manufacture, so
:o speak, of men and women, and
:heir first duty should be to develop
*ood citizens. The state through its
ecislature has promised to furnish
:he capital with which to run this big
factory, and it should not fail to live
lp to its agreement. And Mr. Swearngen
as the head of the machinery
:ias simply stated to the legislature
ivhat is necessary to keep the wheels
;urning, and no good can come to this
jig business and its orderly conduct
Dy attacks on the head, and in a
forum in which he has no word or re3lv
or explanation, and it is unfair
md unjust and does not help the orierly
conduct of the great business
)f running the schools.
The senate fails to adopt the luxrorum
and then offers nothing to take
he place. In the next two or three
veeks you will find the legislature
tbout ready to adjourn and the same
>ld levy on visible property, such as
rarms and houses and lots and mules
md cows and such things, and the
ich man will go on living and payng
only on his visible property which
n many cases is the smallest part of
f TVipv nrp lavino- the mines and
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he explosion will come a little later
md it is going to be terrific.
The legislature has done this year
ust as it has always done, leave the
ippropriation bill for the ebsing
iour?: of the session and then rush it
hrough. But human nature is about
he same all through the ages and we
ould not expect any sudden change
it this time.
The streets leading out of town to
he main highways have not been put
n good condition as yet. In factseveral
of them are among the very
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vorst streets we nave, mis snouiu
lot be. Give the stranger as he eners
a good taste of your city and a
rood way is to have a pleasant and
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s> AMONG THE SCHOOLS <S>
afternoon I went to
/aughnville to lay, or to assist in
aying, the foundation for the new
chool building the trustees are gong
to erect in this district. They
TO rrm'no- +n hllild ? TTIodpl School in
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his district. It is to be of tile with
>rick veneer and to contain two class
ooms and two work rooms, one for
he girls and one for the boys, and
in auditorium that will seat 200 peo>le.
The material is all on the
:round and Mr. W. B. King who has
;he contract was to begin work on
Wednesday, Washington's birthday,
ie expects to complete the work in
hirty to forty days. Mr. J. E. Sumner
kindly went over with me and
irove his big car and it did not take
nnfr to reach Chappells, but the road
rom Chappells to Vaughnville in plac
?s is rather bad. Along out from
Chappells by the fine farms of A. P.
Coleman and J. B. Scurry and J. L.
Catkins where they keep up the
Iragging the road is fine, and really
he only bad place is the bottom just
>eyond the home of Mr. Jahns, and
>lr. R. E. Watkins and the neighbors
tre dragging this regularly and when
he new soil gets well settled it will
>e fine, though the other day it was
ather hard pulling: to make it. This
s a very important highway. It leads
>ut by Vaughnville and on to Cross
1 ill and is traveled a great deal, and
he highway commission of this couny
worked it up well some months ago
md relocated it in many places and
\*hen the new soil gets well settled,
f the maintenance is kept up, it will
>e a fine road. I am sure it is going
rv kn nn
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I had promised to go to Tabernacle
>n Wednesday but I have been sufferng
with a severe cold for several
lays and I tried on Tuesday night to
ret a message to Mr. J. E. Xabors
hat I could not come as he told me
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>y auto. I will make this trip in a
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e\v days. Sorry 11 1 aisappumucu
After the sun cnmo out so pretty
on Wednesday I decided that I woul
take a little round to Reederville an
Bush River and Tranwood, so I lef
Newberry about 10 o'clock and mad
this trip. I stopped a short time a
Keederville. The work is getting alonj
nicely at this schiol and the peopl
are taking much interest and cooper
ating with the teachers. Two sisters
Misses Mann of Abbeville, are teach
ing the school at this place. The a\
t U r? pi k AAn fin A 1
eragfci attejiucincc uao uccn jint, i.
fact almost perfect, arid even durin,
the bad rainy weather the little fol
come right along to school.
I drove from Reederville aroum
to Bush River. This is also a tw
teacher school and the teachers thi
year are Misses Monts and Living
ston. The enrolment is sufficient fo
a rural graded school but the disf.ric
can not qualify for a guaranteed sev
en months' term under the state la-\
for lack of the children. It take
not less than fifty and the enrolmen
is around 45, but the average attend
ance has been almost perfect an
that is what really counts. But whe:
the tax is paid we will have sufficien
funds without state aid to run th
school seven montns.
| This is a fine community, this Ree
derville and Bush River section, an<
big fine farms and until the approac
of the boll weevil the people wer
as a rule prosperous farmers, an
they will get over the boll weevi]
In fact I am inclined to think tha
; the Bush River Baptist church is on
| of the largest and wealthiest of th
rmrolv rural fhnrrhps of this denomi
nation in the state. And that it con
tributes more to the benevolences o
the church than any other rural cor
gregation. The congregation sup
ports its pastor and he devotes all o
his time to this congregation. Bui
and this is hte main thing I wait t
say, they need some roads out thi
way. Some of the roads do fairl;
well, but those right around and lead
5r>--? i n tr> the church are fearful. an<
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they remain in this condition all tin
year round. From the church up t<
school house has been bad for tw<
years to my certain knowledge am
the road from the church down t
Newberry is bad and has been fo
two yeari at least, and the road cu
by Singlev's mill, the one jver whiel
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has been for the two years that
have been going there regularly. Thi:
is too fine a community and too fin<
a rural e'nuich to have such road:
leading up lo it. it is about fou
miles to the highway ai; Garys an<
I do not know how fir to (he high
way to I, ?i>gshores, but at least a:
far, ani <he cuestion is of bsmc: ab)<
to reach this highway at some sea
sons of th? ^ ear. Yos the commun
ity needs to get together and do somi
self help and then get county helj
and build some roads. The highway
to Kinards is fine with a few excep
inns Thpre is one verv bad placi
just about a mile this side of Kin
ards at or near the place of Dr. T
H. Pope, but of course we shall ex
pect that to be repaired very soon.
I came back by Captain E. P. Mat
thews and made a stop at Tranwood
This school is taught this year b;
Miss Dorothy Buzhardt and she ha:
an enrolment of thirty-four and the;
are all present every day. That is
unless some one is really too sick t<
go to school. They had two teacher;
here last session but the trustees de
cided it would be better to have om
teacher with a longer term for th<
school than two teachers with a hal
term and they are right. Miss Buz
hardt is doing good work here and i
was a pleasure to look into the face:
of these bright boys and girls r.rid t<
talk to them. The school house look:
much better and is much more com
fortable since the partition has beei
taken out and both of the small room;
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lurnuu mi/u u?ic taifct \jh l,.
This is another fine community
that should have a road and the ex
tension proposed by the highway com
mission goes out this way about fivi
miles but that will lack one mile o
reaching the school house and then i
should go on to Bush River churcl
which is only five miles more. Bu
fivp miles is a erood start and bette
than no miles at all.
E. H. A.
^ WITT T nr?MF SF.NATORS! ?
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The senate of South Carolina a
this session will do nothing wiser o
juster than it did Thursday when i
voted that hereafter no member o
the general assembly shall become ai
memhpr nf the board of trus
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tees of the University of South Cai
olina. The Piedmont warmly com
mends the author of the proposal
i Senator Samuel H. McGhee of Greer
j wood, as well as his colleagues.
This mav seem an unimportan
dj matter, but it is not. It recognizes L
d and lays down a sound principle in ^
t J state legislation which is that mem-!^.
e ; bers of the general assembly should ^
11 not hold two offices, that a legislator
!? 1 ought not to serve as a trustee of a 1 .
e jsiate institution. j*1'
1 This principle is simply a reaffirma-1
>>' tion of the requirement of the con-!.
i-: stitution of South Carolina that noj1^
r-; person shall at the same time hold i ^
n j two offices in this state.
g l So far as The Piedmont is inform- .
k ' ed, this is the first time that either
- ! tr
branch of the legislature has recog- j "
nized that clause in the state consti-, p
d tution and voted to obey it. No oth-1 _
0 j er provision in the organic law of the i s
| state has been more frequently ig- j
nored and violated.
r Here is one vice of the practice of
t;electing members of the legislature;
j as trustees of state institutions. The j
17 . A nnnrt fnr nl "f h HIT TY1PTY1
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s, bers of the general assembly to rep- j
t! resent them?and them alone. When,;
1-1 however, a legislator is elected trus- j
d;tee of a state institution, he is com-1
i! mitted to the proposition that he
t shall also represent it?and there may f
e be a conflict of interests. Hoiv will:
he vote? Whose interests will he de-?
- j No legislator should be a trustee
d of the University of South Carolina
h or any other state institution.
e i When a member of the general.
d assembly announces that he seeks a!
! (trusteeship, others who are not mem-1
t bers of that body are automatically!
barred from seeking the position.
eiWith little regard to his qualifka-jtions,
his fellow members feel bound
- to vote for him, and so he is chosen
i-i It is now up to the house of repre
sentatives as to whether or not it
f, will concur in the action ot tne sen:,!ate.
Unquestionably the house should
0 do so, not only in obedience to the
s state constitution, but also as a maty
ter of common right and justice. If
-1 the members of the house take the
1 same position as the senate on the
2 bill to provide additional trustees for
3 the University of South Carolina, j
0 they will deserve the thanks of the
1 people they were chosen to serve.
} I In proposing the enlargement of
r the board of trustees of the Univer
t rity of South Carolina, the alumni of,
i that institution do not contemplate!
i that all the additional trustees shall i
1 ( be alumni. It is their hope that the j
S(very best men available from all sec-j
2 tions of the state will be chosen.!
s , whether or not they are alumni. The
r alumni of the University would rath3
er have an able, broad, enlightened
-jcitizen wTho is not an alumnus than
3 some youthful alumnus who has been
-1 graduated only a short time and who
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I 20c and 25c Dress
11 rinth Plaids and st
j Monday, yard
3 15c and 18c Ging
Work or Play Cloth,
r day, yard
f! 60c Dress Ginghan
'I Saturday and Monde
New Spring Go
Spring Millinery, S]
.>, Pants, Boys' Clothini
* New Silks and Ca
Special prices for Sat
- j Next Door Mayei
cks the necessary maturity of in
l!ect, judgment and vision to fi
m to serve as one of the directors o
lis historic institution.
No one will dispute the proposi
jiL cnui/ aic nnju ill LUC gill
al assembly who would make splen
d trustees of the University, bu
is the better course to obey th
ate constitution and it is fairer t
ect them outside of the legislature
there are members of the presen
meral assembly who aspire to b
ustees, let them in interest of fai
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ay, uuseiviiucu ui law auu jusuc
umMmnm J u H III FMW!UWU!iMJWM4a
Wear and M
Styles and n
you to select
Dresses Priced $1
Suits Priced $11,
^ ?sr?r] P onoe
vuciio anu v^uj^vo
$18.50, $22.50, $27
Hats Priced $2.0'
J n "?7 o
i in. wide. Special 85c
5 Ginghams, Romper
ripes, Saturday and
mri o n rl
,Iicmia, vjiicviuio aiiu
Saturday and Mon
is, beautiful patterns,
ly, at, yard 50c
ods arriving daily,
oring Oxfords, Boys'
tnton Crepe Dresses.
;urday and Monday.
5 Book Store
-jstand aside until their terms as leg-'
t1 islators have expired by the operation '
f of law.
| In the name of the people, in the
- name of justice. The Piedmont conI
rhp spna-fp of South Caro
-1 lina on the excellent policy it has
t1 laid down and urges the house of
e representatives to concur in that
^ | course.
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e mv heart!?Wavside Tales.
inger & Ca
e been receiving
*nts of New Sprii
s, Wraps and He
sure and surorise
tnd Saturday, we
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> INew spring i/resses
New Spring Suits
New Spring Coats
? New Spring Hats
6.50, $14.75, $18.50, $22.
$14.50, $18.50, $24.50, $;
vr\ . a* at" aa
.ou to ipto.uu
0, $3.50, $5.00, $6.50, $7.
inger & Ca
trowing Store of Nei
New shipment Men
sale Saturday and Mori
-facf f?nlnr?s 98c.
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Men's and Boys' Bel
er. Saturday and Mon
One lot of Ladies'
Waists. Sold up to $8.
New Spring Hosiery
Cotton Hose, pair
Black and brown Pur
Saturday and Monday,
Glove Silk Hose Ss
day at, pair ,
The red faced man sat in the court
room listening to along list of indictments
being read, the majority of
which were for bootlegging.
"Gosh!" he breathed, "what would
this court do without prohibition?"
Mrs. C. V. Tenny returned to Columbia
Saturday after a visit to her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Spotts.
Mr. and Mrs. Tenny left Saturday for
Dallas,- Texas, where they will be
| for the present.
each day this
its this week
s at the pretty
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will have tor
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50, $27.50 to $45.00
27.50, $35, to $45.00
50, $9, $10 to 18.50
i's Dress Shirts on
iday. All sizes and
$1.25, $1.45, $1.75 S
ts. All solid leathday
35c, 50c & 60c
Silk and Pongee
00, Saturday and
, Cotton and Silk.
e Thread Silk Hose I
iturday and Mon
Main Street I