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1 Sending your 1*?' or your girl
to college I? a serious matter. It may
be for hu everlasting good or for his
eternal undoing. Parents ought to set.
tie this question deliberately, courage
ously, prayerfully, and with common
sense. Instead. It Is frequently set
tled by sentiment on the part of par
ents, or by the whims of the child, or
by what some neighbor has done or Is
about to do, or by the seductive soph
istries of BOme College drummer paid
to get students. How are you going
to settle this question?
2. Is your boy or your girl old
enough to -? nd to college? Is either
mature enough and fixed enough In
habits to stand alone morally, and to
do college work in the college way0
Ifnot. by no means send ein,., r. The
average hoy or girl sixteen years of
age has no buslneSfl on a college cam
pus, At that age either needs a moth
er far more than he needs a college
professor, A boy at that ag? learns
to adjust a cigarette or a pipe more
easily than h i learn i Latin or English,
and to some boys gambling is more
fascinating than Physics or Ch< mis
try. The majority of college Btudents
are Industrious, of excellent moral li
ber, and clean in their lives. But on
every col logo campus are the derelicts
?the Idler, the morally weak, the vi
cious, and often 'he reprobate. j>o
not imagine that you know some col
lege campus free from evil tern illa
tions; It dOes not exist, if It lias any
Btudents. II is courting disaster to
your son or your daughU r to thrust
either In the way of temptation, until
old enough and settled enough to hope
to resist it. Do not bank upon the
strengt'h of your ow n immature child;
many another parent has drunk the
dregs of bitterness because he im
agined that his child was unlike other
3. With the same preparation and
equal native ability, the- young man
entering college at eighteen or nine
teen years of age will do more real
work in three years than the boy en
tering at sixteen will do in four years.
The fact is demonstrated every year.
At Sixteen years of age. the average
boy dOS not realize tin- meaning of bis
opportunities at college. He is unable
to use his time or his talents to the
best advantage. Granting that be
makes a good record there and grad
uates at twenty, he is not fitted to take
up the dutlOH arid responsibilities of
a mature man. Many a man's down
fall is traceable to a season of en.
forced Idli ness between his gradua
tion from college and bis entrance
upon the life work of a man. A grad
uate twenty-two is a man prepared
to play a man's part.
4. Is your boy or girl prepared to ;
enter college? Is be just through the
ninth grade of some .school? If so, he
is not prepared to enter college. At
best he has but two years of high
school preparation, and It would be j
an Injustice to him to send him to'
college 11 is place Is in the high
school; keep him there.
5. Has your boy or girl completed
the work of some tenth grade? Per
haps he has gone through the so-call- 1
ed eleventh grade of one of our mod
ern educational wonders?a four-year
high school taught by a single teach
er, giving from to 00 minutes a
day to each of four classes with from
four to six subjects In each class. The
grade from which your boy comes:
says out little In itself. What is the
rank of thai grade'' What is the rank
of your school? How much has your
son or daughter b.'.-n taught? How
well has (ither been taught? What
has each been taught, and what has
simply be,.ii gone over Has he bare
ly gone beyond quadratics In a school
Algebra? is he still in Plane Geome
try? Has he read three, perhaps four,
books of Caesar's Gallic War? Is bis
knowledge of History confined to a
Smattering of names and dates gath
ered from a few months' reading of
the subject in school? Is he unable
to write a simple English letter with
out misspelling and misusing common
everyday words? Then, do not send
such a pupil to college. He belongs
to the high BChOOl. You need not be
in doubt about what to do.
6. We have colleges and colleges,
then we have COllegettS. Hence, great
confusion exists in the popular mind,
and In the minds of some teachers, as
to what preparation for college means.
Besides, It Is no secret that not a few
colleges publish In tnetr catalogs def
inite requirements for entrance, then
canvass for and admit to thler class
es pupils who make no claim to hav
ing done tho required work. In the
blunt language of the business world
such practlco is called fraud; In tho
refined language of certain education
al circles it Is called growth, flomc
college can bo found to take any pu
pH who has gone beyond the eighth
grade. The college student-rolls proveo
hov or fflrl anxious to go
(O college? Does he wish to go. or
must he be sent? If he wishes to go.
why does he wish to go? I'nless he
, Is anxious to go there for the best
! that the college has to offer him, do
! not Bend him at all. If he is going
! there simply to have a good time, or
I simply for the name of having gone
to college, it will be little short of a
j miracle if he is benefited. The ehano
' es are decidedly against him. He is
more likely to become an idler and
a spendthrift. If not worse. Unless
you are satisfied that he is able to do
college work and willing to do it. put
him to work. Boys and girls should
be taught to work, anyway.
8. Are you thinking of sending
your boy or girl to college because he
Id not studying in the high school at
home? On what do you base your hope
that either will do better at college?
Is it reasonable to hope that either
will? One pupil In a dozen, perhaps.
Improve on going awa> from
home to school. Your child may b?
that twelfth one; he may be one of
the remaining eleven. Parents fre
quently believe that their children
are doing well away from home when
as a matter of fact they are doing
nothing. The parents do not see the
failures, and no one reports all the'
I*. Are you thinking of sending
your child to college because he has
not been advanced, or promoted, in
the high school? Sometimes the col
lege professor and the high school
teacher take 'he Bame view of a boy's
fitness for promotion from class to
cla.-is. He may fail or promotion after
he gets to college. Then what?
10. Have you a good four-year high
school at home? Has your child been
through that school? If not. why do
you not put him through it before
sending him to college? If he leaves
the high school before he completes
the high school work, is it not plain
to you that wherever ho goes he nvi.-t
first complete that work before no
can possibly begin college work? Has
the pupil Rained anything by going to
some college to do the work of the
11, Have you no good high BCh4ol
at home? Then would it not be better
and cheaper to you to establish such
a BChool? Won hi it not be a paying
investment to you and your neighbors
to establish a first-class high school?
A:'(or making full allowances for'
scholarships, free tuition, and other
gratuities, the average pupil cannot
be kept away from home at school for
less than $200 to $.'100 a year. Four
pupils at college would cost $1.000
to $1,200 a year?enough to pay for
an additional first-class teacher in
your home high school. Would it not
be economy to keep this money In
your own school for the benefit of your
child and your neighbor's child Would
it not be wise to make your own com
munity an Intellectual center?
12. Why will people of sound judg
ment attempt to run a high school
with one teacher at $7." to $100 a
month, and another at $50 a month,
then spend each year enough on four
or five pupils at college, doing high
j school work, to pay the entire ex
penditure in the home high school
for 40 to 7"> pupils? Can such a com
munity hope to have a high-grade high
13. Two teachers cannot run a first
class high school of three years. The
teaching may be of a high class, but
tiie teaching force is not sufficient for
the work. Glvo each of the three
grades or classes, five dally recitations
of forty or forty-five minutes each,
then sei; for yourself If two teachers
can properly do the work. A teacher
cannot do the impossible. You may
cut down the recitations to thirty min
utes, if you choose, but your school
could no longer hope to be first class.
11. It Is absurd for two teachers
to undertake to run a first-class high
school of four years. The teaching,
so far as It goes, may be first-class,
but two teachers cannot do lustlce to
four high school classes. The demon
stration of the fact is only a matter
15, Parents, what arc you and your
neighbors going to do about this? Are
you and they going to send your un
prepared fledgelings off to college next
September, just as you have been do
ing? Are you golngn to spend your
money in some college town instead
of spending It on your own school?
Arc you going to pay a set of college
professors to teach your child what
ought to be taught In any good high
school? Are you going to take your
child away from the home school, then
undertnko to excuse yourself on the
ground that your home school Is an
Inferior one? Would you have a school
at all, If all your neighbors were as
patriotic as you? Finally, are you and
your neighbors going to send from
homo all the pupils you feol able to
send, then call on the state of South
Carolina to aid in keeping up your
school for thoso pupils unable to get
away? That Is just what some com
r?E LAUK?N8 ALWEKHSER, I
f munltles are doing.
I 16. There Is but one way to sup
port your high school: Put enough
money into It to employ a sufficient
number of competent teachers; keep
your children In that school until they
complete the work done there. A good
banker patronizes his own bank.
W. H. HAND,
High School Inspector.
Columbia, S. C.
By W. D. S.
A certain Laurens county teacher
call out one of his boys in geography
to bound the United States.
"The L'nlted States are bounded on
the north by the north pole, on the
south by the south pole, on the east
by the rising sun and on the west by
the setting sun."
Hurrah for t'ncle Sam: I don't
know what land that will be able to
hold this young man!
Saved A Soldier's Life.
Facing death from shot and shell in
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A. Stone, of Kemp, Tex., than facing it
from what doctors said was consum
ption. "I cantracted a stubborn cold"
he writes, "that developed a cough,
that stuck to me in spite of all reme
dies for years. My weight ran down to
130 pounds. Then I began to use Dr.
King's New Discovery, which complete
y cured me. I now weigh ITS pounds.
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Hemorrhage, Hoarseness. Croup,
Whooping Cough and lung trouble, its
supreme. 60c, $1.00. Trial bottle
free. Guaranteed by I^aurens Drug
Co. and Palmetto Drug Co.
Tb? Bcsi h\ Idence.
Spartanburg's chamber of commerce
will have one thousand members and
of the quality of them there is no
doubt. When a man joins his city's
chamber of commerce it is the best of
Bigna that he Is a good citizen.?Tho
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets invariably bring to women
suffering from chronic constipation,
headache, biliousness, dizziness, sal
lowness of the ?kln and dyspepsia.
Sold by Laurens Drug Co.
Field Selected !
J. E. Minter
Laurent - C.
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$10.00, $12.50, $15.00 and $16.50
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Laurens, S. C.
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with plenty of
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SELLING OVER 200 TONS
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