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PICKENS COUNTY MOVING FOR
The 1020 census report is indeed
very gratifying to the people of
Pickens county. It shows that Pick
ens is the whitest county in the state.
,4Ve have fewer negroes than any
other county, while those we do have
are not all illiterates by a large ma
The report also shows that count
ing both races Pickens has a smaller
number of illiterates than any other
county in South Carolina. Our per
ventage is 10.7. This means out of
every 100 persons only 10 cannot
read and write. Greenville county
ranks next, while Oconee and Ander
son are close followers.
Pickens county is proud of the fact
that she stands at the head of the
list. It has been only a -few years
ago that there were some newspaper
articles to the effect that Pickens was
at the bottom. This goes to dis
prove that fact. If we ever were on
the bottom we are not now.
Many things have contributed to
bring about this change. Briefly
mentioning a few we find that good
roads has had a significant part in
the change. Good roads combined
with the automobile has probably
been the greatest factors at work to
bring this about. When people have
good means of transportation it car
ries them away from home to mix
and mingle with their neighbors,
consequently broadening their vision
and opening up new fields of thought
Another thing that has helped de
crease our illiteracy is the moving
picture show. People have become
interested in the theatre, and to at
tend one is to read a great deal.
This has brought about study on the
part of illiterates who attend.
Probably the greatest thing which
has helped in this struggle to rid the
state of illiteracy was the World 1
War. Numbers of our boys who
went into the service of the U. S.
left home unable to read and write,
but returned freed from the shackles
Yet another thing that has been
of vital importance in bringing about
this wonderful change is the adult or
lay-by schools. These schools have
done a wonderful work. They will
continue to do a greater work. They
have been the salvation of hundreds
of men and women during the past
The people of Pickens should not
be content with just being on top
but should strive to go still forward.
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ID A VISOIn
y should have for their motto, c
"1 re wre strive,'' and for the next c
te years should strive to bring their c
percentage from 10.7 to considerably
under 5 per cent.
If we .in the. next few years bring e
our percentage below 5 per cent we
will be classed as a white county.
We should not be content with being p
the whitest as far as race is con
cerned, but should strive to be the
whitest as far as intellect is con- t
PEW SCHOOLS OF STATE CAN
EQUAL PROGRESS OF EASLEY t
If there is any school in the Palmet- S
to State which has made more prog- s
rem; within the pust few years than a
the E-asley public schools, proof will 1
have to be subimitted. There are a a
lot of doubtii.g individuals hereabouts s
who simply believe it can not be done
as they recall the rapid strides the
ocal system has made.
For instance, two years ago whenti
the present superintendent, J. V. Mc
lilveen, took charge the enrollment
was only 750. Today there are overl
1,200 pupils enrolled in the schools of a
Formerly there were but few mill I
!hildren in the high school. Now up
wards of 50 attend regularly the Eas
ley high school. The total high ti
school enrollment is 185. C
The school district was recently en- G
arged and the Lenhardt district, near S
Glenwood, taken in. This added ap
proximately 100 students and no less P
:han $500,000 of taxable property to E
.he -district. 9
There are now six schools in the b
)ublic -system. They are the High V
chool, Northsido, Easley mill school, '
xlenwood, Alice mill school and a
Only four grades are taught at the i
arious mill schools, but a teacher is
>rovided for each grade. Students in a
he higher grades attend the high
school, which is located near the
eart of the city.
Easley is said to be one of the rich
ost cities, population considered, in
he state. The taxable wealth of the E
iasley school district is said to be c
over $3,000,000. li
Domestic science for the girls and 1"
griculture for the boys is taught
ad many are enrolled in each class, a
asley boys are trained to be good c
'armers and providers and the girls s
-well, the favorable comments re
eived on their exhibit at the Pickens d
!ounty fair should be sufficient en- e
orsement of their work. The bis
quits and cakes, to say nothing of I
CLINTON, S. C.
are thinking of entering cc
the Presbyterian College of E
alog and literature.
~Vill find beautiful buildings,
h standard of work, stron
ompletion of the Million D)
s a new gymnasium and th<
early. The College will be
I M.. DOUGL AS, I
redit to older and more experienced
Something which can't be describ
d but which plays an important
art all the same is the heartly spirit
f co-operation displayed~ by the
atrons of this district. The trustees
f the district are J. R. Martin, E. L.
Colt and W. D. Sitton. However
hey are not alone in their efforts to
ut the Easley schools along the
cont line of progress. Every time a
srward improvement is attempted
here are many to put their shoulder
) the wheel.
Mr. MeElveen. who is serving his
econd year as head of the Easley
hools, was formerly state supervi
r of rural schools. Under his ad
linistration, with the assistance of
It patrons in the district, the Easley
:iools have gone forward.
With an enrollment of over 1,200, a
ytal of 1,131+ students took part in
ie recent parade which was a fea
are of the Pickens county fair.
cozens of proud fathers and mothers
ned the side-walks and looked on
s their hearts beat with pride.
In addition to Mr. McElveen the
embers of the Easley faculty are: L.
[. Bauknight, W. L. England, A. C.
Ietze and .Isadore Williams and
[isses Kate LaBoon, Carrie Mason,
assie Nichols, Annie M. Aycock,
race Wyatt, Ressie Boggs, Mrs. R.
Long, Mis.,es Kate Price, Elizabeth
[cNabb, Christine Walker, Nanileen
'arrish, Frances Camp, Nell Hill,
lIen Ellison, Annie Hammett, Mar
aret Wyatt, Mamie Bryson, Anna
ell Oats, Beatrice O'Dell, Zoe Oats,
irginia, Ligon, Brucie ,Ellison, Ellen
[ayes, Nora Smith, Annie Wyatt,
[ary Jenkins, Una Williams, May
eth Johnson, Janet Bolt, and Mrs.
OTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT
Notice is hereby given that I will
take application to N. A. Christopher
sq., Judge of Probate for Pickens
sunty, in th State of South Caro
na, on the 30th day of December,
)2t, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, or
s soon thereafter as said application
an be heard, for leave to make final
atlement of the personal estate of
M. Clement, deceased, and obtain
ischarge as Administrator of said
South Carolina's College
LOCATED IN PICKENS
Clemson College prepares you
Vice to the state and nation.
Four-year Courses in Agricu
tile Industry, Short Courses in Al
l'nrollment of nearly one thi
Carolina represented. Forty stuc
Scholarships and free tuition
College education brings withij
and best in life.
THE CLEMSON AG]
Founded by the State
The University it
lowing divisions: .
I. School of Arts an<
II. School of Educati
III. Graduate School
leading to the (
IV. School of Civil
the C. E. degre
V. School of Law, y
the degree of I
VI. School of Comm
Next session openfl
For Catalog arnd
W. S. CURl
)f Agriculture and Engineering
AND OCONEE COUNTIES
ng South Carolinians for greater ser
Ltu re Chemistry. Engineering and Tex
;riculture and Textile Industry.
>usand students. Every county in South
Lents from Pickens County.
for worthy boys.
i reach of boys and girls the highest
OLLEGE, S. C.
in 1801 in the Capital City.
3 organized with the fol
,with advanced courses
legree of Master of Arts.
Engineering, leading to
vith a course leading to
erce and Finance.
3 September 20, 1922.
)ia, S. C.