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Scholarship and Kntrancc
The examination for the award of
vacant scholarships In Winthrop Col
lege and for tho admloston of now stu
dents will bo held at the County Court
House on Friday, duly 7, at 9 a. in. Ap
plicants must bo not loss than fifteen
years of age. When scholarships are
vacant after July 7 they will be award
ed to those making the hlgheGt ? ver
age nt this examination, provided they
meet the conditions governing the
award. Applicants for scholarships
should .write to President Johnson be
fore the examination,.fOV scholarship
Scholarships are worth $100 and free
tuition. The next session will OPgn
September 20. 1911. For further hi
formatlon anil catalogue, address Pres.
1). H. Johnson, Hock Hill, S. ?.
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THE SCHOOLS OF LAURENS COUNTY
An Essay by B. A. Harmon
Laurens County is making progress
in educational lines in a manner
which it haa never done before. The
people are becoming more Interested
than previously, and rightly they
should 1)0. for no county can have a
democratic government while the
masse.'; of the people are in ignorance.
Every voting man Is a part of the na
tion and he must know how to play
The most wonderful improvement
thai the Intelligent people of Laurens
County Is doing, Is the establishment
of high schools over the different sec
lions of tbo county. We now have
eight high schools, located at Cross
Hill, Laurens. Clinton, Mountville, Wa
terloo, Gray Court, Shlloh and Trini
These schools nro all doing good
work and each ono Is a power for ed
ucation in its community. Each high
school seems to be the center of at
tractiveness in Its community, for tbo
people realize that their growth and
power depend on their school.
Last year these schools organized
a declaimers contest, which was held
at Laurens on April 22nd. Mr. Harnle
Parrott of the Cross Hill high school
won llrst prize, a beautiful gold medal.
Although Mr. Parrott won first prize
lie was not the only ono that receiv
ed praise and honor, but each of the
competitors distinguished himself by
rendering his declamation In an ex
These eight high schools realizing
that there was a great benefit derived
from this coming together, have or
ganized, elected officers, adopted a
code of by-laws, and the contest will
be an annual event.
The name of our association is "The
Laurens County Division of the State
Oratorical and Athletic Association."
James Todd of the Laurens high school
Is president, Douglas Featherstone of
the Laurens school, vice president;
Jack Little, of the Clinton school, sec
retary and Ernest White, of the Gray
Court school, treasurer.
The athletic feature has also been
added. Perhaps the boys that will
hot he Interested In oratory will have
an Interest In athletics. Athletics cer
tainly is a part of an education for a
young man must not be developed
mentally only, but physically also.
The organization of these schools
will be a great factor In holding them
Closer together and encouraging the
hoys to complete the high school
course, a thing which we hope every
one will do.
We are especially proud of the pro
gross we have made in our mill schools
A large per cent, of the mill children
are in school. There are five mills
in the county, two at Clinton, two at
Laurens ami one at Qoldvllle. All of
those mills have snug school houses,
which are nicely furnished, The en
rollment of those schools has more
than doubled within the past two years
Especially has the Watts Mill school
grown. Two years ago the enroll
ment was only IS with two teachers.
Now there are 200 pupils enrolled.
With a leaching force of four. We
Should he proud of this but we should
not stop until wo get every one in
We have <"><; school districts and ss
schools for white children, with a
teaching force of 138 and an enroll
ment of 4,457. The average salary
of men teachers Is $00.00 per month
and that of women $45.00, The total
fund received for the support of the
schools Is something like $54,337.00
More than two thirds of the GO dis
tricts have levied a special school tax
ranging from two to ten mills. By so
doing the county receives annually
from the special tax levy $21,020.00.
We are satisfied With nothing but
the best of teachers. Of these OD per
cent are college graduates. This
should create a great desire and am
bition, on the part of the high school
pupils, to attend college, and it Is
their duty that they should, and join
the great modern crusade against Il
The averago length of the school
term Is seven months. This shows a
considerable Improvement over form
or years. We are also doing away
with the old buildings and erecting
modern school houses and furnishing
them as an Ideal school building
We have tho monthly teachers
meetings, County Improvement Asso
ciation and many local Improvement
associations. We also have the County
Trustee Association, which meets
threo times a year. These gatherings
arc doing a wonderful amount of good,
as tho teachers, trustees and patrons
com?' In contact with each other and
get impressions from ono another.
Another thing that accounts for the
educational improvement Is tho Hoys'
Corn Club. Last year wo had the larg
est In tho 8tate. This speaks for tho
determination of the Laurens County
boys and if wo have the determination
we will have much success.
Mr. Wllllo Wolff of the Shiloh high
school won first prize for raising
greatest number of bushels on an acre.
Eighteen other boys made more than
75 bushels per acre.
For this year more than 100 boys
have entered the corn club. Prizes
will be given again. We had a corn
show last year and it will also be held
again this year.
The corn club and oratorical con
test create an Interest in school, and
is something that stands out to be
striven for and will therefore cause
more of the boys to complete the high
So let us all put our shoulders to
the wheel, teachers, trustees and pa
trons and put everything in the hands
of the boys and girls, such as attrac
tive school houses, prizes to strive for
and better teachers, so thnt they will
raise their aims and ambition In life
and strive to accomplish greater
things and become better citizens.
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HOLD SCHOOL RALLY
Stlrlng Addresses Along Educational
Lines Delivered by Prominent
Speakers?District High School
Voted?Picnic Feature of Day,
an educational rally and all-day pic
nic was held on the Princeton School
grounds, which was one of the most
suc.essful ever held here. After
the crowd, which numbered about
eight hundred, gathered, Prof. \Vel
born gave a welcome address. Rev.
It. M. Bull?se introduced the speak
ers of the occasion, Supt. Ceo. L. Pitts,
of Laurens, W. C. Wharton, of Water
loo, President of the Trustees Asso
ciation of Laurens County; Dr. E. M.
Potent, President of Fur man Univer
sity; Hon. It. A. Cooper, of Laurens,
solicitor of this district; and Adam C.
Wei born, of Greenville, a member of
the Greenville Par. who delivered ex
cellent addresses, on the subject of
education. After the speakers had fin
ished a sumptuous dinner was en
The object of the rally was to arouse
interest in the pending election Oil the
proposition of a high school for this
district, and to this end Superintend
ent Pitts and the other speakers em
phasized the Importance of better
school facilities for this section par
ticularly, Mr. Pitts taking occasion
to point out the benefits that would
result by taking advantage of the pres
ent opportunity and voting favorably
on the proposition.
Immediately after the conclusion of
the speaking exercises, the trustees
prepared a voting booth and all the
qualified olectOI'8 within the district
on the quettlon, with result that the
on the subject, with the result that the
proposition carried unanimously Thus
by this stop Princeton takes her place
educationally with the other eight
high schools of Laurens County.
One of the pleasing features of the
occasion Friday was the presence of
the Breworton school pupils who
came up in three, wagons, "chaperon
ed" by Principal Edward Davis, who
was a class mate of Princila Wclbortl
at Fur man.
The Princeton school, under Prof.
Welbom as principal and Mrs. Brltt
as assist;.nt. has had a prosperous
Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Simpson accom
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lie Mae, and Elizabeth, left Sunday
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Mr. QeorgC McCttOn of Ware Shoals
spent Sunday with M. B. McCuen,
Mr. Frank Gaincs and mother are
visiting in Willlamston.
Mr. Archie liritt. and mother of Troy
visited Dr. Britt last week.
Dr. Dwyer gave lectures two nights
last week here.
Several of our Woodmen of tho
World went to Helton Sunday to bo
present at tho unveiling of a monu
ment, among theso were: Messrs A.
J. Monroe, J. F. Davis, A. W. Sharpe,
A. J. and Lafayette Davis, and Dr.
Misses Amanda Hurts and Vivian
Jameson were hero for the picnic, as
the guests of Mrs. Jno. Bagwell.
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