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E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
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1 UCSUa V, rvpiu -X, XVMU.
With the spring time coming and
the flowers blooming and beautiful
and so plentiful in Newberry, it
would be a sad pleasure for those who
have loved ones in Rosemont to go
there and beautify the mounds with
these beautiful flowers, but the condition
of the roads and driveways and
the general upkeep of the place makes
it disheartening to try to make the
1?1- ? '* Wnrifior i'f it.
place iOOK as il suuuiu. ?? vnuv. ..
would be possible to get the owners
of lots to agree to cooperate in the
making of some driveways so that we
might at least drive around and view
the place. It is a shame to have such
roads in this place.
The statement issued by John Gary
Evans, former governor of South Carolina,
and which we are printing today,
is the most statesmanlike deliverance
that we have seen in some
time. It is a condition that confronts
the people of the state today and not
a theory as he so well says.
We have held for some time that
we had too many commissions ana
bureaus, and if the legislature had
really risen to the situation and taken
hold of the condition which they met
in the road they could have done
some little something in helping to
relieve things for the good of the people.
On the contrary they increased
the commissions and did nothing that
we can see to help the conamon.
Their main idea seemed to be newsources
of revenue and they failed to
a large extent in that.
We have many times remarked that
the tendency was toward wet nursing
by the government and supervising
and directing, and if it kept up it
would not be long before there would
be no one to supervise, they would
1 - n xT
all be supervisors. Ana an uieac
things take a whole lot of money.
Another place in which Mr.1 Evans
is correct is that we have made too
many judges and too many circuits,
and then on top of that a great many
of the counties are establishing county
courts which call for more judges
The reaction is coming, and it is
coming this good year of grace, and
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it is going to sweep me biaic. ??t
do not know that Mr. Evans has any
poitical ambitions, but he has a
mighty good platform, and it is ncl
demagogic but has the ring of statesmanship
in its every word. Somebody
is going to be electon a platform
something like the statement of
Mr. Evans. And the members of the
legislature are going to be elected
along tne same lines. me nut? i=,
we are too much governed.
"If the morals of our town were
guarded with as much care as whiskey
drinking, the far reaching bad examples
would be reduced to a minimum."
From an article in the Edgefiel 1
Chronicle in defense of some charges
that had been made in th<; public
prints a1, out whiskey drinking on the
part of t^e boys in the Edgefield
schools who are still in the'.:* t?er.s.
Somehow that one sentence struck
us as containing a great if unfortunate
truth which might be applied to
other towns and communities than
Edgefield. Whiskey is bad enough and
no doubt leads to other cr'mes and
we very much wish we could see
something done that would cause the
law against the sale and .nanufacture
of the stuff enforced. But listen, in
this age the sale and the manufacture
and even the drinking of whiskey
is not by far the greatest evil
with which our young people are confronted.
And mothers of girls seem
to be blind to it.
Congressman McSwain gives up any
claim he might have as an ex-soldier
to a bonus and then votes for the bonus.
Congressman Dominick stands
four square and votes against the bonus
because it is the right thing to
do in his opinion and in the opinion
of a good many more, one of which
we are. Give the soldier who is injured
or crippled in body or health as
a result of the war all that he needs
to make him as comfortable as possible
b.ut .he soldier who returned
strong in mind and body does not
need any bonus.
The Edgefield Chronicle suggests
Dr. D. W. Daniel of Ciemson college
the ris-ht man for p-overnor. He is
a mighty fine fellow and would
make ^ very acceptable governor.
Major Nicholson says the American
army is now suffering from '"Prussianism."
And the Asheville Ciiizcr
observes that the Prussian army is
now suffering from Americanism.
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AMONG THE SCHOOLS ?
It was a fine meeting and practically
all the. superintendents were present.
The statements of some of them
indicated that in the counties of the
lower sections of the state very little
jtax had been paid, and there was not
I mnrh Hkplihood that anv great
amount of it would ever be paid. The
conditions in that section are bac
among the farmers, and we do not
know the first letter in the alphabet
of hard times in comparison with
these people, and we will continue to
refuse to believe that we have not
yet seen the worst from the boll weevil.
and we refuse to take warning
and profit by the experience of others.
The blanks for the applications for
the guaranteeing of a seven months'
term are expected this week and as
soon as they come I am going to
make an appointment with the teacher
and the trustees of each school,
and will meet them at the school
house to talk over the situation and
see what sort of solution we can
reach. The school must run the seven
months and the teacher muse be
paid. We can not afford to lot the
children of the country su:rer. int-y
are already underfed and undernourished
and we must at leas: give them
the seven months where the eight
mills tax has been voted, and I want
to talk this over with the trustees
where the money is not sufficient
without the state aid.
I The postponement of the payment
| of taxes is going to make it difficult
| to find out just where we stand in the
i various districts, but immed:ately af
ter the first fo April I will mak? up
another statement showing just what
has been collected in each district,
and .we can then make some arrangement
where the tax has not been paid.
It will take good team work on the
part of trustees, teachers and county
superintendent to work out the financial
problems, but we can and we will
do it so that we can get the most out
of our resources.
I am mailing this week to the principal
of every school in the county the
blank for the annual report and I
want the teachers to be very careful
in answering all questions except
those pertaining to the finances and
these I will answer from my books.
Let me h?ve the blanks back just as
"oor. as they can be made out.
E. H-. A.
The above is part of the story
which was written for the last issue,
and is a contnuation of what I was
saying about the meeting of the superintendents
called by Mr. Swearir.gen
in Columbia, and inasmuch as it
is in tvue but failed to get in I am
just going to let it go with this explanation.
I will mail out the blanks
referred to and will also make an appointment
to meet the equalizing
school trustees at the school house
within the next few days as we must
talk over together the finances of
McCULLOUGH AND MOLLOHON
On Friday I had an appointment
to meet with the people of the McCullough
and Mollohon districts at
the McCullough school house, and Mr.
Wilson and the trustees of the Whitmire
school wanted me to bring Mr.
Ernest Summer over there to look over
the building with a view to adding
some more room to take care of the
children of that district. So Mr. Summer
agreed to go with me and to
J ~? TX7 a lo-ft Mp-wihprrv
j drive ins tax. ^ iviv *. ~ . ?
about 9:30. We found that there had
been a good bit more rain out toward
Whitmire and in that section the day
before than there had been in Newjerry,
and the roads in some places
were a little heavy and bad, even the
highway. The contrasts that we met
in the road is unanswerable evidence
that if you use the right sort of top
isoil and properly drain the road the
top soil is the kind of road to build.
The good stretches were good only
because the road had the right sort
of top soil and was properly drained,
because the good places adjoin the
; bad places and the places where the
! road bed had been cut up, and of
| course both had the same travel.The
j bridge at Indian creek had not beer
i completed and we had to take the
detour and it was bad, but not neai
so bad as when Dr. Freed and I were
+Viot urov* hppjnwp we went riffht
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'on over the crossways that had beer
put in or slabs and poles. The olc
road from Mr. John M. Suber's tc
Whitmire has been top soiled and ii
in good condition, just now better
than the highway. Of cuorse it is
narrow and goes straight up and dowr
the hills regardless of grade. I wai
told that the bridge at Indian creel
and also at Duncan's creek on th<
1 highway will be completed within thi
' next ten days, and when these twi
bridges are completed the road t<
> Whitmire will be all that any one is t
> looking for in the way of a road. |r
> | j
> When we arrived at McCullough )
> school there were quite a number of t
' the patrons of both schools present, i
' and 1 was very much pleased to find t
1 the interest manifested by their pros- n
! I nncp. pven if some of them m.iy be i
opposed to making the right sort of t
improvement in the school conditions r
' of that community. I am sure when J.
they see what it means for the chil- i 2
' dren of the community, and that, L
' means the community, because when h
: we help the children we are doing the 0
greatest service that can be rendered f
* any community, they will be be en-1 fc
' thusiastically in favor of it. I made v
them a talk and tried to show and to g
explain what a great thing it would be a
for the development of the commun- s
ity if }ve could get these two schools ?
to' unite and to build a real school, a
and along with it a community house, n
where the people could meet and d
where if they desired could be I
held Sunday school and preaching t
service, and I am sure just as soon as n
they see the advantages that will t
come to their children the thing will a
be done. The two school houses are e
now not more than one and a half a
miles apart, but if you are on either 1
road and desire to get to the people b
who live on the other you have to c
go around by Whitmire or down to s<
where the highway leaves the old I
rnari vpw near the home of Mr. John s
M. Suber. What is needed is a public r
road connecting these two roads r
about where the preesn: school houses t
stand. And I am going to ask the e
highway commission to give us a road \
across here and to build a bridge t
across Hunting Fork creek, and if s
this is done I believe that we can t:
unite the schools and at the same e,
time bring the people of the two t;
roads muchtcloser together. Both dis- v
! tricts have a combined acreage of g
only 12,000 and the taxable property t
of the two districts would be around s
$100,000 and with this and more ti
than fifty children we could have a
fine rural graded school and these!
children would be given advantages j
along with the other children of the
county, and I am sure that the good
people who live up here are anxious a
that their children shall have just as w
good opportunity as the children of
any other part of the county. j*'
J We drove on to Whitmire and took.k
ja look at the building and Mr. Sum-j^
(mer is going to make a draft of a ^
building or an addition and we will /
jto back and talk it over with the h
trustees and Mr. Wilson and get to
work on the improvement as soon as 1*
the school closes and have it ready t.'
J for the next session. jl
| A heavy rain fell while we were in r
I Whitmire and it rained on us before
we got back to Newberry, but thanks 0
to a good road we had no trouble in ^
making the drive. Mr. Wilson and I ^
agreed to have the county teachers!
association meet at Whitmire on Sat- 0
iurday, April 15, but neither thought P
. -r +1
of that being the Easter time, and i * '
am going to call him and ask that a
we make it the following Saturday,
April 22, and while some of the schools
wiil have closed that will not ^
deter the teachers from attending. S(
j Tliis will be a fine meeting and I ^
would be glad to have all the teach- e
11 1:-~ T'Vio I
ers present at tne meeting. j.hc
gram will be announced before the
meeting so that you all may know (s
just what we are planning. Those of;
the teachers who have had the pleas-j
ure of attending a meeting at Whit-(^
mire will recall what a pleasant time ^
the Whitmire people will make for ~
the teachers. In fact as I have veryj
frequently remarked in these columns.
the good people of Whitmire know
how to do things and then they go r
ahead and do them. The entertain- .
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ing ot tne teacners win ue nu cai.^
tion to this rule.
BUSH RIVER 'p
Some of the schools have already u
1 closed, some with the completion of v
the seven months' term, and some a
with a less term than seven months, j
| It :s a pity that any school has to 1,
: I close down with less than eight e
> J months but when it comes to making
! the term shorter than seven months c
1 we are not treating the children right, v
This year we are going to have some t
! few schools with a shorter term than ]
1 even seven months. It is a long step t
! forward to have a good school for t
seven months in comparison to what t
: we used to have, but let us all get to- t
: gether for a term for all the schools t
1 of the county of a minimum of eight s
1 months. Bush River began early this
~ ll a.
> session, in fact was one 01 xne nrst i
5 schools of the county to open. The t
r seven months' term is out and the t
5 school closed this week. There was t
1 a picnic and a meeting- of the im- c
5 provement association at the school j
: on Saturday. Misses Agnes Monts and i
- Lera Livingston, the teachers the <
2 present session, asked me to come out s
3 on Saturday and to bring along some i
:> one to make a speech to the folk out';
hat side. 1 invited President Der-'
'ick of the college to drive me out
n his car which he very kindly did.
Ve went around by Garys as j)ossibly!
he best route to pet out this side,
iven the highway to Kinards is geting
in bad at a few places but the
naintenance force is out this way and
f the road is dragged and some of
he right sort of top soil is put down :
t will be all right very soon. But!
he road from Garys out gets worse J
tnd worse the further you go, at i
east until you reach the school
louse. Dr. Derrick had never been j
ut this way and I am very sorry he j
ound the road in *such bad condition, J
?ut he has promised to go back again j
fhen we will not have to hurry to!
et back to town and when the roads |
re dried up. They have had a good j
chool out at Bush River the past ses-j
ion and the young ladies have done |
great deal of very important com- j
nunity work and the trustees would
o well to get them for another year.
)r. Derrick made an excellent talk!
o the folk and the only regret is that J
lore of them were not present, but j
he occasion was a very pleasant one |
nd I hope profitable. But that road i
specially right above the church and ;
s you approach the school house, j
'hese people out here in the neigh- :
orhood of this flourishing country i
hurch and this good rural school de-,
erve to have some consideration, and j
would like to suggest to Commis- j
ioner Senn that he should open this'
oad and straighten it out from Ga-1
y's over to the Belfast road so that
he people from one road to the othr
might be able to visit one another
without going around the world to get!
o the highway. This is one of the
everal cross roads that I have be3n
alking about that should be opened
o that the people of the entire coun- i
y might be the nearer to the highrays.
The only way we can have
nnrl cphnnlq and cood communitv cen
ers is 'by the building of good roads
o that the people may be able to get
o the schools.
E. H. A.
A Word of Explanation
Colonel Aul? t don't mean* to have
ny controversy'tout just a word by'
ray of explanation.
You know tHat the good Lord said
hat He chasteneth whom He loveth,
nd I think I have said enough to
1 _1_ ? J? x.T_ - A?J
rmg you DacK into me iuiu. ahu
here is where" T want to keep you.
rou remember, t&e Prod'jal Son, how
aithfn] he was \vhen he returned to
is father's hcuse.
It is very seldom that the little
idy who holds, her fingers on the
ype lets a letter fall wrong on what
say. But she-made me say that the
'omaria road was the only chartered
oad in the county, when I intended
d say that the Pomaria road was the
nly chartered road in the township.
!ut that's all right, little sis, you are
ard to beat. '
Yes, Colonel, I read all you write, j
r at least all you send me. For the '
ast two issues I have only received
lie two inside sheets of The Herald
? J T ~ ?~ O/v T fnll
nil i\ews. ou yuu see x <_?n v, v?_.i
:hat is going on on the outside. You
ave me shut in. You know we have
oth lived in the days when we could
ee a fellow three sheets in the wind,
ut not often we ever see a newspapr
of two sheets in a county home.
Good morning, Colonel, I am going
o do all I can to help you build that
crhool after we gat cur good road. ;
T. J. W. j
TABLE NATION DEPENDS ON !
ROSPEROUS FARM POPULATION
Abstract of report of committee on
esolutions for the department of rual
education, N. E. A., adopted at
he Chicago meeting, March 2, 1922.
Whereas, we believe that a stable
prosperous nation is dependent upon !
stable, prosperous and happy farm
opulation, and that such a farm poplation
can continue to exist only
*hen adequate educational facilities
re furnished to rural children, we
rour committee recommend the folowing
as means to this desirable
1. That the state and county eduational
forces shall be entirely di- i
orced from all political party affilia- ;
ion and control, and that educational
eaders shall be chosen, paid ana reained
in office only according to
heir educational merit; that educaional
forces shall recognize it as
heir civic duty to educate the public
o favorable consideration of this
ane and businesslike policy.
2. (a) That all of our educational
nstitutions, more particularly our
eachers' colleges, shall recognize it as
heir immediate duty to inspire, and
rain rural leaders to serve as prin:ipals
of consolidated rural schools
ind county teacher-training classes;
is industrial club leaders, county superintendents
and supervisors of rural
ichools, and the like, for which virile
nspired and well equipped persons
ire needed; further, that such educaa
tional institutions shall recognize it as
their duty to educate the rural public
to demand trained leaders only,
f (b) The safety of society demands
a new kind of rural school suited to
the nreuaration of run*l people for
the new world situation. The present
supply of prepared teachers in no
sens2 equals the demand which sliould
| be made by rural people. We beifieve
that normal schools and other
teacher preparing institutions should
immediately recognize their obligation?first,
to train teachers for rural
schools, and second, to create
among rural people an ever increasing
demand for prepared teachers.
Normal schools have done much in recent
years to recognize their obligation
to the rural people but only a
beginning has been made. To satisfy
the real need at least one-half of all
students in attendance at normal
schools should be preparing to teach
in rural communit'ei: All educational
authorities, especia'ly thos-? preparing
teachers owe it to the public to
emphasize to prosnrctive and active
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teacners me opportunities ior puone
service rather than the opportunities
for the individual which the profession
of teaching offers.
3. That the office of county super
intendent of schools be recognized as
the key to the rural educational efficiency.
To this end that office
should be endowed by law with those
possibilities, powers, responsibilities
and rewards which will challenge the
best talent in the state and the na
tion to aspire to, prepare for, enter
and continue in the office of county
superintendent of schools. That men
of ability leave educational work for
the law, medicine, politics or business
because they are socially more respected
or financially more profitable
is ample proof of an awakened public
consciousness of the supreme importance
of education and the relation
of wise leadership to it. We
must make educational leadership so
attractive and so highly respected by
those engaged in it that public shock
if not reproach will attend the departure
of a school man from his work
for some other business or profession.
. 4. It is the sense of this body that
the one-teacher school as at present
organized has outlived its usefulness.
The economic, social, and educational
situation in which it had its origin has
passed. A new national and world
order is upon us. Our farm people
must understand many new sciences,
la oor with intricate scientific machmagencies
for the production and distr'bution
of agricultural specialties.
They arc no v. t p;iri of a much larger
social and cconu .rc urit than t.V-y
were in pioneer days and must be ed
ucated for the new order of things.
The present one-teacher school is incapable
of satisfying this new demand.
We therefore recommend that every
state enter enthusiastically into two
campaigns for the improvement of rural
First?to eliminate as many oneteacher
schols as possible through consolidation.
Second?to simplify the course of
study for the one-room school and to
develop a class room technique suited
to it. To this end each state shoul.l
conduct scientific experiments to develop
a technique and management
such that a superior teacher may be
able to accomplish fairly satisfactory
results in one-teacher schools where
consolidation is impossible. The states
should make it legally impossible for
any but the most experienced and successful
teachers to teach in one-room
5. In this time of financial depression
it is essential to public welfare
and especially to rural progress that
there be no dimunition of salaries for
teachers. Teaching must be made and
kept economically attractive if we
are to secure and retain in the profession
teachers of ability.
6. Units of taxation and administration
are not yet ideal. We must
continue to study these problems.
T7* Ti ? / .1. 1 j ?i 1 111
equality 01 cniia opportunity snail De
the gauge by which all administration
shell be tested. All of the units of
government have their responsibility
and must yield their contribution not
only according to individual power but
also according to general need.
7. Recent and reliable investigaat
17th to 22n
lion has shown that technical superj
vision of rural schools may double the
purchasing power of money invested
in them. It is therefore the sense of
your committee that professionally
| prepared sympathetica supervisors
(should be employed for the inspira
lion and assistance of all rural
I schools. The best returns upon the
' investment will be secured, if the supervisory
load does not exced forty
i teachers. Ideal conditions will demand
still fewer teachers per supervisor.
; That these resolutions may be most
; effective in securing: the results indicated
by them, we respectfully request
that the bureau of education
mail copies of these resolutions to all
superintendents of schools, state and
county, to all normal school presi
. dents ana otners concernea.
W. S. Dakin,
Save money o
as long as mos
market and cost;
You can get
bility at a wide
Tn Silk from SI
Silk Faced from
ized Lisle from 5
ed in black, whi
"The Growing Sti
k 1 A A
j ADOUt <RJ
i and Child
: just arriv<
i All th<
styles. $ 1.
Paul E, j
The Capital city's big festiva
State, featuring: Float Parades,
Concerts, Style Show, Auto Sho^
45 Beauty Queens from each cou
ing of Queen of Palmafesta. Er
dBAYES, the famous Broadway
: in the States H
Katherine M. Cook,
Charles H. Watts,
duy A. Waldrip,
H. W. Foght,
M. S. Pittman, Chairman.
BARBER SHOPS TO
OBSERVE EARLY CLOSING J
| We, the undersigned barbers, agree
io close our shops from April 3rd un- flj
. til Sept. 1st at 7 o'clock except Saturday.
Saturdays closing hour, 11
o'clock from Jan. 1st to Jan. 1st.
Newberry Hotel barber shop.
W. W. Farrow.
Hallman barber shop.
A. J. Gilliam. v i
| W. C. Baker.
He is a wise weather prophet who
: knows when winter is over. ^
i aii uncokoii lnftk ?ood about
I *""111 uaot l A VVV***?w 0 _
this time of year.
n hosiery by getIt
t hosiery on the
s no more. ,
.25 to $2.50, in
$1.00, in Luster0c
to 75c. Offer- i
te and brown. *
& Carpenter |
>re of Newberry "
$ new cat
1 week for the people of all the
Baby Parade, Fireworks, Band
v Industrial Exhibits, etc. The
nty in the State and the Crownlgagement
star, and other amusement fealistory?Come