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INTERESTING REPORT Of
ACTIVITIES OF THE
HAS MADE 83
VISITS THIS YEAR
Mia* Maggie M. Carlington Tell?
of What She Has Done Dur
ing the Year Closed.
A report of the work which County
Supervisor ot Rural Schools Miss
Maggie M. Carlington has done for
tho mist year will be of interest gen
erally, A statement of this work
prepared by Miss Carlington for The
Intelligencer ls as follows:
In the beginning of the year" I fin
ished a* "Course of Study and Helps"
for the teachers. In this, each subject
is taken up by grades, ana sugges
tions given for a' year's wo*... fKslps
and and Where to Get Them)'' occupy
several pages. There are, also, sug
gestive programs for the Improve
A rest room for the teachers has
been fitted up. This has been ured
by the teachers each Saturday, and
many of them have expressed their
appreciation of it,
With one exception, I have aided
tho program committee of the Teach
ers' club in preparing their program
In November I helped the people
of Mountain Creek to arrange and
cat.y out a Community- fair. This
proved to be a great success. I hope
that many schools will follow this
idea in the future.
The next special work that I un
dertook was a School Improvement
conference. A large number of teach
ers and patrons were present. These
Improvement associations have done
great things for Anderson county.
They have raised about $5,000, which
has been spent for painting school
houses inside and out, purchasing
desks, blackboards, maps, globes,
pictures, and Improving the school
grounds. Several associations have
purchased pianos ami one association
has added to the teacher's salary.
Much time was spent before Christ
mas in* aiding the six echbols which
competed for thc State prizes. I waa
disappointed that we received only
two prizes, but considering the largo
number of schools of the State which
entered the contest this year, we .did
well to bring two prizes to Anderson
I have made 83 visits this year.
Many engagements had to be broken
because the weather and roads were
so bad. Many visits though were
made in the rain, mud, and sleoC The
trustees and patrons often meet me I
at the schools, and many school prob
lems are discussed.
I have selected books for many new ?
librarles and hate encouraged and j
' ordered many additions to the old li
I have aided teachers in teaching
reading, geography, history, spelling, '
arithmetic, algebra and , writing. Ot
ten I have given teachers suggestions
about discipline, the arrangement ot
achoo! desks, blackboards, and the j
care of the library books.
Trustees have often come to me to j
ask help In selecting paint, desks, j
coolers, pictures, blackboards, maps, ?
Ofter many days and hours of plan
ning, the field day plans wero put be
for a committee, which gave many I
suggestions about the day. The teach
ers are working faithfully to make
this a success. I am. gratified to see !
the Improvement in reading, arith
metic, spelling and general school I
work that has bean brought about by |
-thia.county fair idea.
There are many things that have
room work that would not be well' to
mention here. And as I see it, just
here ls where by time .ls worth most i
to the children of the county.
The above la part of the work thatj
I have accomplished during this year.
Speckle Will Ba Operated
Two Railroads on Field
Sifticial trains will be operated to
and fcpixtf Anderson O*L two of the rall
waya*dnA special equipment will be
carried on the train? of the third rail
way on School Fair and Field Day.
?> : The.Charleston *. Weitem Cardin^
railway will Operate a special traft
leaving Calhoun Falla and naaning
Barnes, the first station In Anderson
County, at 7:? o'clock. Returning
the train will,lea?* Anderson at ?:30
The Piedmont & Northern Lines
will operate a special train? from Pied
mont and another from Hon?? Path;
both trains leaving the starting pointa
at % o'clock a. m. The hour of depar
ture from Anderson has ? not neon an
The Blue Ridge Railway will carry
special -equipment on its regular
SHOWS HIGH UK
IN REPORT PRESIDENT
STATE SCHOOL IMPROVE
In the Number of Active School
The following 1? part of thc report
of Miss Mary Eva Hite, president of
the South Carolina School Improve
ment association, submitted to that
organization at Its regular annual
meeting held in connection with tho
.State Teachers' association last week
From Mi?s Hite's report we find
that she ha -, spent from :; days to two
weeks in each of 27 counties visiting
schools with the county superintend
ent, the supervising teacher, or the
county organizer. In the 27 counties
she bas visited 304 schools or Behool
communities. In the Hat of counties
visited we are pleased to lind that Ab
beville, Greenwood. Newberry and
Oconee Counties have been given a
week, and Anderson appears in thc
Hst given shorter tinto.
The report further says: "I feel
sate in saying that fully two-thirds of
the white achool3 of tho State observ
ed Clean-Up Day, but only 29 counties
reported lt. Only 4 courtlea reported
the observance of the day In every
achoo! In the county, and we "aro de
lighted to lind Newberry In that list.
Six other counties sent in reports
from all but a very few schools and
we aro pleased to find Oconee in thai
Tile following paragraph is partic
"We feel sure that we have 700 local
associations in the State, but it has
been impossible for me to get report
.from that number. Since the 1st o
January I hervte tried to get report!
from each local organization,, but sj
far only 422 have reported. Fron
these reports we find that we hart
10,120 members, who have held 1,
669 meetings since the first of Aprl
1914. These organizations have rais
ed ahd spent $16,099.84 in the better
ment of schools since that dale."
Foports were made by congression
al districts below is tte report for
the counties in this district :
?rd CongrcKHlonal District.
.M?83 Sadie Goggans, Newberry, S
C. committee member.
Abbeville County, organizer, . Mrs.
W. O. Cromer; number of associa
tions, 4; members, 60; meetings, lt;
Anderson County, organizer. Miss
Maggie Garlington; number of asso
ciations, 46; members,'S79; meetings,
111; money, $1,189.79. ~
Greenwood County, organizer,. Miss
Louise Reid; number of associations,
4; members, 42; meet tings, 9; monoy,
Newberry County, organizer, M1B*
Sadie Goggans; number of associa
tion, 22; members, 531; meetings, ir,?,
Oconee County, organizer, Miss An
nie McMahan; number of associations.
7; members, 207; meetings, 4?, money
Pickens County, organizer. Supt, R.
T. Halium; number of associations, 3;
members, 39; meetings, 15; money,
Total for district, associations 86;
members,- 1,758; meetings, 348;
This rep"" waa. made possible by
the never failing activity of the com
mltteo member, Miss Goggans, super
vising teacher for Newberry County
assisted by tb? - equally ene: get i
county organizes. The figures speak
for themsarfcu, but th ore ls one side
of the work that cannot be measurer*
-that side which makes the school
the: social cet .ter ot the community.
The work is new In Abbeville Coun
ty, but resulta are very gratifying,
due to Mrs. Cromer who ls enthusias
tic over improved schools.
Anderson County reports the larg
est number of active associations lr
the State and also the largest mern'
berahip. Miss Garlington. the ac M vt
supervising frachar, ls to be congrat
ulated upon her success in this Une
; Newberry -County is another exam
pie flt what may be accurepilahei
through a real live Behool rorlter Uk
Misa Goggans. Still greater oppor
tunlty is given.
The work In Oconee County de
serves particular mention Here, de
spite many difficulties, Miss McMahan,
the supervising teacher.-has succeed
ed hf organising a number of active
clubs among the school patrons, and
much good la' resulting.
The work in Greenwood 1? new tal?
year, but the figures teil one that
Miss Deid and Mr. Wideman, the
county superintendent, are accom
plishing much good through this med
Ail the credit for the good work
ta Pickens County t* due the county
superintendent. Mr. R. T. Halium. It
has baca impossible for Mr. Halium
to get an organiser, hut despite that
; the work has been carried on, and
with marked success.
Evente and Hours.*
1 o a. m.-Grand Parade.
11:30 a. m.-Declamation Con
11:30 a. m. to 12:30 p. rn.
12:30 to l p, m.-Arithmetic C
1 to i :3o p. m.-Spelling Cont
1:3o to 2:30 p. m.-Dinner. .
2:30 p.m.-Athletic Contests
10 a. m. to A p. m.-Exhibits O
Tho story of thc nanjing of thc cit
ies, rivers and other physical fea
tures of South Carolina abounds with
romantic Interest. Tho early English
settlers transferred to the new coun
try the names of tiieir nativo towns
and shires, us weil aa their sover
eigns. Tho first Americans, tho In
dians, have beBtowod many beautiful
and distlnctivo place-names, notably
in tite cases of streams. Many towns
bear the names of their founders,
while other? hove designations iden
tified with the history of the United
The origin cf these place-names
has been traced by the United States
geological survey, with the assist
ance of the South Carolina Histor
The State Itself was first named for
Charles IX, King of Prance, then lat
ter for Charles II, of England.
Charleston waa originally called
Charles Town, In honor of Charles II,
Columbia ia one of the numerous
geographical namesakes of the dis
co/erer of North America.
Greenville was named from Its phy
Spartanburg waa no called from
the rigorous (Spartan-like) self dis
cipline practiced by the inhabitants
during the Revolutionary war.
Anderson owes its name to Colonel
Robert Anderson, Reolutionary sol
Sumter was also named for a Rev
olutionary officer. General Thomas
Sumter, and for whom counties lu
Alabama. Florida and Georgia erg al-f
Union took its name from the
Union church, on Brown Creek, near
Abbeville was settled and named
by Immigrants from France for the
French town of that name.
Aiken was so called in honor of
William Aiken, governor ot tlie State
Beaufort ls said by some to have
been made for tho Duke ot Beau
fort Others ! claim tho name was
given by the French Ilugenots whe
took refuge there from Lord Berke
ley; giving the name of toe town lt
Chester ' derived its name from
Chester County, Pennsylvania, which
was named by Georgo Pearson, s
Will Be Awarded in All the Con
tote--Ribbons For the
Prizes will be given in all of the
contests scheduled for Field Bay,
while ribbons will be awarded in tho
Aa yet the prize list for the event
has not been completed. Contribu
tion ot cash and merchandise havel
been received from various establish-1
manta and business and professional J
men about town.
Following is a li?t of those who
have mada contributions-date:
Mayor Godfrey. 6.00
Evans Pharmacy. 2.50
F.<av. J. W. Speake. 1.00
8aml L. Prince. 100
C. B. Ellis. LOO
Moore-Wilson Co. LOO
J. H. Oulla. ... . 100
J. H. Tate.50
J. B. Noblitt. -M
G. H. Geiger. ... .. 23
Peoples Bank, medal value $2.:>0.
T. I* Cely Co., merchandise Salue
Lander College Club,*nedal value of
"I See In the Paper'
ls the Way Many Conversations Begjn.
If Tour Advertisement Were
There It Would Be Seen Too.
MASfAffj*. 1* Spanish Fer
tram School Fair c
pen to Inspection
friend of William Penn, in honor o
the native place of Penn.
The origin of the name of Darling
ton is unknown, although it may
have been given, in honor of Colonel
Darlington, a Revolutionary soldier
Florence was named for the daugh
ter of Generali. W. Ha.-llee.
Gaffney derived its name from s
prominent South Carolina family.
Georgetown ij a namesake of King
George lil of England.
Greenwood was descriptively nam
Laurens took its name from Colo
nel Henry Laurens and his son, John,
of Revolutionary fame.
'Newberry is Bald to hax'.i been
named for a prominent resident fam
ily, or, according to another author
ity, for a captain In Sumter's Slate
Orangeburg IJ ono of a number o
places In the country named for Wil
liam IV. Prince of Orange.
Allendale was named for the Allen
family, prominent in that district.
Bamberg was' so called in honor ol
a family ot prornient in the recent hts
tory of the State.
Barnwell was named for anothc
distinguished South Catolina family
The same applies to Batesburg.
Branchville took its name from thc
forks of the two branches of th?
South Carolina Railroad.
Camden Is one of the several places
in the country named for Chief Jus
tice, P*att Biri or Camden, a fr teni
of thp colonies during the Americai
Cheraw?idcrived its name from th?
Sara, dr Cheraw. Indian tribe.
Dillon was named for a prcminen
i Basley was so called in honor o
General Easley, a prominent South
Edgefleld took Its nam o prc ..bl;
from its situation ut tho edge of th'
Ennree bears tho name of an In
Lancaster had its name tranpte-r
ed from tho county in England, lt
I3 a common place-name In tbe Unit
McColl derived its name from D
D. McColl, a capitalist,
Manning was named for thc Man
ning family, prominent in South Car
NAMES OF JUDGES
FOB THF CONTESTS
Time Who Will Decide Winners
of the Honors.
The Judges for the various school
fair and Field day contests are as
Parade-J. H. Godfrey, Prof. a.
M. Parks. John W Linley.
Declamation- Dr. Jas. P. Kinard.
W. W. Smoak, T. Frank Watkins.
1st Grade Fonding-Mrs. Daisy
Wilson, Miss Cleo Balley, Mrs. Wal
.2nd Grade Reading-Miss Helen
Burrlss, Mlss Evie Lewis, Mrs. T. A.
3rd Grade Reading-Mhs Ruth
Watkins, Miss Helen Hunter, Mrs. A.
4th Grade Reading-Mum Irene
Prince, Miss Lena Cllnkscalcs. Miss
r.th Grade Reading-Miss Lottie
Estes, Miss Anna Brown, Miss Tal
?th and Higher Grades Fading
Miss Nelle Cochran, Miss Hazel Al
ward. Miss Jean Harris. .
3rd Grade Arithmetic-Miss Olivia
Duckett, Miss Charlotte Parks. Miss
4th Grade Aritheratlc-Prof. Har
din. Miss Helen Smith. Mia? Elita
nth and 6th Grade Arlthemtlc-Mrs.
J. W. npeako. Miss'Ruth Archer, Miss
7th and Higher Grades Arithmetic
-Mr*. J. R. Vandlver, Mitt Robbie
Wakefield, Miss Mary Abbott
3rd Grade Spelling-M?3s Eddie
Davis, Mite Hetti* jackson, Mist Wil
4th and 6th Grades Spelling-Prof.
C. M. Faithful. Miss Elizabeth Law
rence Miss Leathy WlUlford.
Exhibit*-Mrs. Jas. P. Kinard, Miss
Mary Ramsuer. Mrs, Goode. Mrt. El
la Johnson, Miss Kate Sharpe.
Arrangement ot Exhibits- Miss F?iy
Matters, MUs Annie Carlington, .Miss
ind Field Day
.On Public Square
.College Class Rooms
.College Class Rooms.
.College Class Rooms.
.. \.College Collonade
Got Names '
Muriou la ono of the murty piucos
In the United States honoring th? ?
memory of General Francis Marion i
of Revolutionary fatue. '
Piedmont has a French name, from '
pied, nieaniug "roof and mont (
Seneca bears the name of un lui I
dian tilhe. Thc word la corrupto?
fr?.tn Slnuekaas, a name given Un i
tribe by the Dutch settlers or New
York. " '
Summerville was so named bocaust
of lt? being a summer resort. ,
Walhalla has a Scandinavian name
signifying "place of immortality." "' (
town in North Dakota ls similarl?
Wallerboro was niitned for th (
Walter family, prominent resident ,
of tho State. ?
Wllllamston owes its name to th ,
family of Colonel James Williams, a- i
oflicer of the Revolution. i
Wllliston owes its nanto to the WU
Us family, prominent residents ot thc i
Winnsboro wa3 named for Genera
Richard Winn, Its founder. 1
Yerkvillo transferred Its name 1
from tho city of York. Pennsylvania. 1
which was named for the Enellsh 1
The Streams. 1
The Edlsto rltVr boars the name of
an Indian tribe.
The Savannah has the Creek cor
ruption of the name c" '.he Shawnee
Indians, who formerly lived upon its 1
Waccamaw river alao has the name 1
r.f a tri o of Indians.
Saluda river is Indian named, the '
word meaning "corn river."
Wateree river was named for on
The Congarce has also an Indian (
The Cate waua ls named from the
Indian tribe. The word may bo from '
the Choctaw, katapa, meaning "cul J
Hilton Head Islanda is said to have
been named for the captain of th' 1
ship in which Colonel Sayle came ov
er to make discoveries.
The Blue RIdg?? was so c.?.\led fror
tho huP which frequently envelop
the distant mountains.
Exercises Held test Saturday at
Tbxe* and Twenty School
Airy Springs, Concrete, Milton and
White Plains Joined us Saturday in
the Field Day exercises. Wo had
three hundred school children with
us and the patrons from all the
schools were well represented. It was
a pleasure for us to h aro these
schools with us and we hope to have
them again next year.
The conteste) on ? doclamatiun,
reading, atithmetic and speling came
in, the morning and after the picnic
dinner came the athletics.
The prizes were won by the follow
.Declamation-Boy. White Plains;
Girl, Thrco and Twenty.
Primary Reading - Throe and
Fourth and Fifth Gradea-Melton.
Sixth and Higher-Concrete.
Fourth Grade-Three and Twenty.
Fifth and Sixth Grade-Concrete.
Seventh and Eighth Grade-rAiry
Fourth and Fifth Spelling-Con
Sixth and Higher Spelling-Con
Button Holes-Three and Twenty
Machine Work-White Plains.
Biscuit-Three and Twenty.
Axe Handle-Three'and Twenty,
t. Beat wood Work-Moiton.
2. Best wood work-White Plains.
3. Brat wood work-Airy Springs.
Best Map-Three ?nd Twenty.
100-yard Bash, age IS to 16-Airy
' 100-yard Bash, age 16 to 20-Mel
-i Y AI
PEOPLE OF EACH DISTRICT
ALLOWA TO DECIDE ON
r H R E E WAYS
In Which Introduction of L?e
Compulsory LAW May Be Se
cured hy Districts.
Tho legislature ?if 1015 puBsod a
kic:il option compulsory school at
tendance law, allowing tito people of
?ach district to docfdo upon UH opera
tion In their school.
Progressive teachers and trustees
w? urged to cooperate lu utilizing
lilis luw In order to show that school
Tolkfj believe in the principle and nre
willing tr. use whatever opportunities
Lhe lawmakers- furnish
Anderson County contains 'sixty
seven school districts. During the
prhnln.itlc year 1913*14, fifty-six of
these districts had voted a local tax.
There are eight Sta'r-nidcd high
schools and thirty-two State-aided
rural graded schools. Sixteen districts
ilso reveice tenn extenden aid.
Tho residents of each of these dis*
trlc?B havo p 'OVed their Interest in tho
education of their children by voting
a local tax. Interested pn'.rons have
already put their children in school,
careless and disinterested parents
should no longer be permitted to'keep
their boya and girls out of school,
und thus deny to them advantages of
i public school education. lt ls
probable that ninety per cent, of the
children from eight to fourteen years
at age are already in school. The re
maining ten per cent, ahnuld be put
In school, or should be able to gtva a
satisfactory reason for their non-at
Th0 introduction of tho compulsory
law may bo secured in one of three
L Upon the written petition of a
majority of' the qualified electors of
my district, compulsory attendance
onay be secured without nn election.
2. Upon the written petition of
mo-fourth of thc qualified electors of
any district, the people residing in
?uch district may secure an election
upon the question of compulsory at
:endanco, the law becomes operative.
In incorporated town, with a popul
ation of fifteen hundred, the board of
'.r?steos may ask for an election, and
i inajor'ty vote r.f the people of the
list rift will establish h0 principle.
This course may bo followed In tho
.it i<.; of Anderson. Honea Path, Hol
en -and Wiillamston. The trustees
>f these four districts might well give
heir patrons a right to decide this
All petitions nhould be circulated
luring the month of April in order
hat they may he checked as carly as
mssiblc in May. All elections must
>e held on the second Tuesday in
lune, hence petitions signed by ono
ourth of the qualified electors re
posting an election cannot be dc
ayed without danger. Applications
rom the trustees of districts contaln
ng fifteen hundred inhabitants should
Mj sent in to the County Board of
.Munition before June 1st'In order
ha? duo notice of the proposed elec
ion may be given to the voters.
Teachers and trustees in perhaps
i score of district] in Anderson Coun
y have enrolled practically every
luid tn their territory. Some of these
cachera and trustees assert that com
misery attendance i.; not needed in
heir schools because it wilt not bring
n an additional pupil.
Every such district is earnestly
irged to ir.--.iist the cause of public
(hu-allon hy putting the compulsory
ittendonce law in operation at once.
Their co-dperaion will provo the [trac
eability of the Statute.
Tho compulsory term for the
ichools will be fonr months; tho com*
?ulsory term for all town schools will
a-.*, throughout the entire session?
The local schon! improvement asso
rtions in tim various districts can
ender valuable service by taking up
his question. The women r.f each
issoclatlon are \IIta11y Interested ir
he education of their children. If the
chool improvement workers would
nake a concerted effort In this con
lectloa during the next two months
hey would rendcre an invaluable s?r
i?e to the public schools. .
Some districts may vote against
ompulsory attendance Just aa a few
lackward districts have consistently
220-yard Dash, rge 12 ta 16-Three
220-yard Dash, age 16 to 20-Airy
Pole Vault, ags 12 to 16-Airy
Pole Vault, age 1? to "id-Three and
Running Bit-td /ump, age 12 to 16
Running Brood Jump, age 16 to 20
Running High Jump, age 12 to 16
'bree and Twenty.
Running High Jump, age 16 to 20
Tiree and Twenty.
Girl flag Race-Concrete.
PARADE WILL BE HELD AT
10 O'CLOCK SHARP ON
THE SQUARE ?
AS TO CONTESTS
AND THE EXHIBITS
Dinner Will Be Served on the
College Campus-Prises and
Final instructions. to touchers and
pu >lls of the schools of Anderson
County which will be represented at
thc achoo! lair and field day excrr
V?B03 tc. bo held here next Friday have
been issued by Miss Maggie M. Car
lington, county supervisor of rural
schools, aB follows:
The parade will be held promptly at
io o'clock Friday morning, Kach
pupil in the purade will carry a small
U. 6. Flag. Kant's Hook Store has
aevcral hundred of the flags on hand.
Thu smaller children of each school
will march llrst In ouch school's con
The parade will bo divided into sec
tions, ono section starting from Weat
Mar set street school sud thc other
from North Far/, street school. The
two columns will come together at
the corner of Church and South .Main
streets and march across Ute square.
The North Pant street parade will
start from thc school building ut 'J:50
o'clock. while the West Market street
schcol column will move off ut !>:.>',
o'clock. Dr. W. Ii. Fraser will be
marshal of tho North Fant streut
parade, while Capt. P. K. McCully*
.J.j will bo marshal ot the West Mar
ket street school column.
Pupils not lu line promptly at tho
hour naive'' will he .eft ont.
On the settee! *> oui ids will be found
posters teaing the children of each,
school where aro to assemble.
Teachers are expo-ted to march
with their reapeclve schools.
Children must not forget to bring
their readers with them.
The examples will be printed and
paper will be furnished.. All pupils
need to bring along is pencils.
Tho .?pelling will be written, with
25 words gi'.'en. In the sixth and high
er grades contests book 2, section 2
(sixth grade work will be used.)
For the declamation contests there
will be one boy and one girl from each
school. The contests will be held In
tho college auditorium. Those who
have not sent In the names of the
contestants and titles of the recita
tions should send them to Miss Car
lington by return mall.
Dinner will be aenfed on the
grounds. All are requested to bring
v.-er. filled baskets. Dinners may be
spread by schools or by families, or
in any other fashion that may be de
cided upon -by those interested.
Teachers are requested to take their
exhibit? back with them after tho ex
ervlces arfc over Friday afternoon.
Prizes will be offered in all con
tests and blue ribbon will be award
ed on exhibits. The school that take! '
off the mest honors will get as a prize
a Huo set of maps.
refused to vote a local school tax.
Such districts are in the greatest need
of botter schools. They are also in
the greatest need of more money. Our
failure to secure a local tax in such
neighborhoods ls deeply regretted, but.
our educational loaders have not
.tlvc? up the fight because of this fail
ure. A similar course with" respect
to compulsory attendance will not be
altogether successful in these back"
ward districts, but lt should certainly
succeed In the moro progressive com
munities where local interest in edu
cation ha? already compelled the vot
ing of a local school tax.
For years Anderson County has
ranked among tho foremost leaders of
progressive education in South Caro
lina. I earnestly hopo that this re
cord may be maintained in tho matter
of compulsory attendance.
Any board of trustees, teacher, or
school Improvement association inter
ested in the question should communi
cate promptly with the county super
intendent or with the State superin
Stat? Audubon Society and Char
leston Messum lo Send Dis
Among the Interesting features of
School Fair and Field Day will be an
exhibit on bird life which will be
brought here through the kindness ot
the South Carolina Audubon Society.
The Charleston Musem will send an
interesting and instructive exhibit on
Yon can get the nevrs while Its nsw
la The Morning Dally taUttfesaee*. '