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From the beg:i
The above beautiful little poenu
hv Master Harold Hentz, a memberc
high school, and upon the request oft
Wonder if any of the other highs
can equal Harold. If they have lett
see them and read what they cam
gem and should be read in everys
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By Jno. K. Aull
To my mind, the most comprehen-j
sive and the fairest, question I have;
ever seen given on an examination
was propounded by Dr. George B.
Cromer, then president of Newberry
college, to his class in ethics, or nat-!
ural theology?I have forgotten
which. There was only one question,!
and it was a request for the students I
to outlifie th^^Jichingis of die 15cok f
in a number of words between certain
limits. There the student could tell
what he had learned and knew during
the course of^ study of the subject,
and it was not simply a test of memory
In a conversation with Chief Justice
Eugene B. Gary, of the South
Carolina Supreme Court, recently,
the chief justice, who is a deep student,
both of the law and of history
?and these two are the real fundamentals?stressed
between wisdom and information. Information
can be secured almost anywhere
on any subject at a moment's
notice. Wisdom is knowledge, and
one whose mind is crammed with information
to the extent that it shuts
out wisdom is but a poor walking edition
of an encyclopaedia. Going further
into the subject of education.
Chief Justice Gary emphasized that
true education has in view the teaching
of service and of unselfishness,
and particularly the putting away of
envy of one's fellow-man. This would
worrlH if one gave un
IvC All A V* V. W* I
stintedlv of unselfish service, without
envy, each in his Separate sphere laboring
for the common good, and not
exceeding his means in an endeavoi
to have something as good or better
than his neighbor. A man who puts
a mortgage on his home in order to
purchase a pleasure car is uneducated,
to say the least.
I II ?? I laai u !
of a nation.
n;! noble nation:
i is best, my men,
out the way.
irkness and light.
joci so dear to us.
i us our friend.
and downs in life
lining to thn end
.vv;?>o.i ocnofinllv "Tor this naner
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the tenth grade at the Pomaria
he editor of The Herald and" News,
choois in the .state hi? a poet who
hem trot them out so that we may
vrite. His little poem on Smile was a
chcol in the state.
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perintendent of Education.
It has always seemed to me that
board of trustees could very well la
aside the application of any teache
who could give the boundaries of e^
ery slate in the Union, or who coul
give the exact dates of the birth c
half a hundred famous men or th
dates on which half a hundred battk
were fought. One who can carry s
many details in the mind surely mus
have left sr-ant room for the esrer
tials of knowledge. And it is ail s
useless, with the hundreds and thou;
ands of reference books procurabl
at prices within the reach of all.
When Dr. Jackson Bowers \v?
teaehnig Gi*eek in Newberry colleg<
ftc in deli b 1 " impressed* his class*
with the beauty of Homer and th
other great Greek writers, ana whil
he was training their minds with
| strict allegiance to the Greek gran
mar, he was unfolding before thei
: something of the "glory that w;
Greece," and one can in memor
hear now th*? twang of the hero's bo*
las he would roll out some of th
; nobler passages.
So it was with Dr. E. B. Setzle
with hi- interminable Anglo-Saxoi
and Prof. W. K. Siigh, with his evei
j lasting mathematics. I failed to se
jthe beauty in either, 'cut it wasn
the fault of these professors.
At that time President S. J. De:
rich w.?s professor in the preparatoi
idepartment, which was enough to tr
the temper of angels, and for h
thoroughness and his devotion an
; his patienr-e he deserves all the goc
things that life can hold for him.
The most thorough teacher in t?
prir..ary grades that I ever knew \v<
W. Y. Fair. She was teachir
the first grade when I was there, ar
i spilling was sacred to her. and i
teach English pure and undefiled w;
to her like unto one of the Ti
Commandments. Poor spelling ai
bad English wo will always nave wi
us, I suppose, but it wiil not hai
been the fault of Mrs. Fair.
Talking about good English, if
were running a college 1 would su
Ipend, fur the first offense, any stu-jvi
jdent who made it a point t:> use d<
; "elegant" English bv saving, "Be-'tr
'tween you and I." and straight-out jai
expulsion would be the penalty for li;
; second o^'ense. The word "per- b;
fc/tlv" would be* abolished. an?!
"m:< -ipnlifd only to babies, anu ; n
thin without the "perfectly." Of!o1
course, all babies are "the cutest lit- aj
: tie things ever," but it is a little too ni
much to dub them "perfectly cute,"icj
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wnen nit?v art* su :n.'ipic?s iu unrnu i?.
I A strict rule would be that none!cm
| of the young ladies could spring J
-'French upon an unsuspecting public |c<
; until she had at least a smattering of rc
(French grammar and French pro- cj
jnunciation. (I know Dr. Setzler will
) say this is bad English, because he tl
lalwavs contended that "none" was C
iplural. going to that same intermin-itr
iable Anglo-Saxon to prove it; but he ! e:
1 mavav mn fViot it if}
I i i c? c i vum iiiv **. ?. | v.
; singuler, though I could no: argue i G
jwith him then, as I can now, at long j
| range. 1 have been wanting to tell j
I him this ever since I left college?j *
jthat I believed he was wrong then as j *
ito "none," and I still believe so.)
j The ciiy of Newberry and the |
(county have made rapid strides along!15
i educational lines within the past dec-j
ade?not that the teachers are morejn
j capable or devoted or loyal to thela*
j truest and highest type of education
?but that the tools with which to al
I work are better, and the salaries are
! somewhat better, too, though the ^
; teachers, except in the big universi- |ic<
ties, are the poorest paid people in w
the state today, ana this in face of ct
the fact that there is no higher pro- w
fessicn and none whose influence is P1
more vital to the future of the state J'J'
and nation, and of civilization and ai
Education, after all, is the teacning
of and the learning of how to labor.
We are living in an age of "reforms.*'
America is in the throes of ^
a fanaticism which would continually ^
try to legislate morals into people. P(
Th'"s will pass, however, though while U(
it lasts progress toward true reform ai
is hindered. Education in the highest h*
acceptation of the word is the only 1
source from which that true reform
lean flow. In a newspaper published C2
in Columbia this morning the rc
governor of the state was quoted as
. ?iying that he thought whipping of &
'jonvicis nugm in* nn-v.uc.c u> a iuji. -resort"
at times; and yet the funda- (
mental'law of our state, which the sc
executive is sworn to uphold, provides l*
| that "corporal punishment shall not w
j be inflicted.'' Sometimes those in
v ] high places'-seem to "forget that the 01
i moral law is the foundation upon C
I which all other laws are based, and ti
jthat courts of justice and the pro- u<
loesses of the judgments of courts are ^
Ifor the protection of society, for the 51
preformation of the criminal, if pos'
sible, and not to wreak vengeance. *
: In all the work that lies ahead of
!the human race today, each has his t*
ipart to perform, and the manner in
; which he performs it is dependent up- ^
. | on his fitness for the task. To create
fitness for one's labor is the part of
education?fitness and enthusiasm. In
* an address delivered in Boston some ir
! eighty years ago, Emerson said that s
, i"everv great and commanding mom- ^
a ! ' - . - .1 i j ai
^ ont m tne annais 01 me worm is uittriumoh
of some enthusiasm." As an ^
example, he pointed out "the victo~
|ries of the Arabs after Mahomet,
^ jwho, in a few years, from a small and ^
j jmean beginning, established a larger Jl
:empire than that of Rome." And, ^
looking into the future, he prophe-at
e|sied that "there will dawn ere long %v
I on our politics, on our modes of liv- J1
ling, a nobler morning than that Ar- ^
k ^5 1 r
abian faith, in the sentiment of love. v
This is the one remedv for all ills, the
i panacea of Nature. We must be 0
ie i . \
, I lovers, and at once the impossible be!
comes nossible. Our aire and history, -r
Q " o
^ jfor these thousand years, has not a
jbeen the history of kindness, but of v
finr /Iintrust is verv ex
? pensive. The monev we sDend for ^
courts and prisons is very ill laid out. a
:n I An acceptance of the sentiment of I
I love throughout Christendom for a 1
j season would bring the felon and the
r, outcast, to our side in tears, with the
i? devotion of his faculties to our ser-e
? ~ ~
ice." Extreme this may he, and no
Duot is. but it is an expression of |
le fundamental truth that reform.,!
re to be brought about through evo-,
ition. directed by education. and not |
y fanatical revolution.
The great teacher Confucius, so nit ;
ce hundred years before the birth;
f Christ, the greatest teacher of the '
res. said that "a man who is ear- j
L*st. encouraging and kind may be j
died educated. Earnest with friend.-j
rid encouraging; kind towards his!
rot hers." And he also <aitl t hat "all j
aucated men are peers."
And when nil men are earnest, en- j
tu raging and kind, and when they i
?gard labor a? sacred, then will eilu-'
Uion have accomplished its mission. J
Six days shalt thou labor and do al! |
ly work" is as much part of the j
ommandment as the observance of;
le Sabbath, and civilization advanc-j
; in the ratio that men work, and j
lat in their labor they observe the.'
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RURAL EDUCATION - j
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By Prof. Verd Peterson
Rural education in South Carolina i
primarily an economic problem.
It costs about as much money to
in tVio vnrnl districts
.4 r 1 ?Ul?U 'V.UV.O *?? u?v w? ? w .
? it does in the city. The property
c the state is centered in the cities
rid industrial centers.
To have equal educational opoormities
for all pupils, property must
? taxed where it is to educate pupil>
herever they are found. This is a
>unty, state and national problem as
ell as a district problem. If this
oblem is ever to be solved, as nearall
our our people as possible must
Education week gives an opportuty
to get information on this and;
her subjects to our people.
Cooperative marketing is a fin<ling
but its ultimate success must
?pena upon the education of the .
?cple who produce the farm prod;ts.
The products belong to them
id they u?e the best knowledge they
ive in selling them.
with a rural people a large per cent
: whom do not read and write, we
i- ~ ~ ~ ~ f ^/-.n ?./-> Koticta^tnrv
UIIliJL Iiupc Ly ui ,
^sults from any sort of organization. |
The public school must always be I
te center for .educating the masses j
: our joung people.
Our citizens will support the public
hool in accordance with their abil
ies and their knowledge of the
orkings and needs of these schools, j
Just as the. school exists to educate
lr young people so does the South j
arolina Citizens' Education associaon
and Education week exist to ed:ate
our citizens about the schools.
South Carolina ever expects to asime
the standing she would' like in
iucation her people must understand
?tter her workings, needs, and aims
f their schools so they can support
lem in the most intelligent way.
EATH OF MR. JAS. W. WILSON
The death of Mr. James W. Wilson
thl> (Thursday) morn- i
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ig at about six o'clock, was a great |
lock to the community and will be !
le source fo regret to many friends j
nd relatives in the town and county, j
.'r. Wilson had not been in good;
ealth for the oast few years but!
tiring the last several months it vas ,
lought that he had improved until j
ist recently when his condition again ]
ecame serious. His death occurred 1
the residence of Dr. T. W. Smith !
here he boarded. Mr. Wilson was
ist in the prime of life, so far as j
ears go, and his taking away seems 1
ery sad. i
He is the son of Mr. W. V- Wilson !
* 1 * 1 ^a !
f i'eaK, out nas in&uu uvm?^ .
lewberrv for a number of years, i
aving been connected with the ('. N.
: L. railroad until his health pre- :
ented his carrying "On his work.
The funeral services will be held ;
'riday morning and interment made
t Rosemont cemetery.
.ost?Last Sunday, Beagle Hound
do?, female, about 5 years old,
white with black spots, tag Xo. ?
Reward . Notify S. Wilbur Sheaiy
Prosperity, Route 0.
A V JBk<& W M
J. W. Kibier Co la:
Wholesale Merchants v
wT l? . Also I
We sell to
Merchants Only ^
Send us your orders
Newberry, S. C.
in find }\
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1S08 College St.
Phone 207-W T
Nev/berry S. C.
? WE APPRECIAT
We carry a large <
Our aim: Every cu
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Ve are siill selling
at 20c per lb. I
*e at 25c. Whv p
ine of Staple Groce
lake my store y<
srs when in town.
F E. DEVORE, Manag.
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LK SHIRT G(
ist received shipment <
, just the kind wanted
new patterns lhat we
be glad for you to
w as you pass. I am si
ist the kind you want.
ire knit silk looks betl
, Special Priced for Frid
onday 89c the yd
Ve also have many new ]
> the kind every body buys,
Saturday and Monday 5Gc tl
. Sanders Dry G<
Newberry, S. (
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md up-to-date sto
stomer a satisfied c
need. Get our pri
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. We have
peep at our
are you can
ter and lasts
patterns in Siik
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