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CITV COUNCIL H4RTILV ENDORSES
THE MOVEMENT TO SECURE THE COLLEGE
As an evidence of the unanimity of
the citizens of Laurens upon the vi
tal question of securing Chicora col
lege is Instanced the resolutions just
passed by tho City Council endorsing
the movement and calling upon all
citizens to render their assistance for
the accomplishment of the purpose In
State of South Carolina,
County of Laurens,
City of Laurens. '
Whereas, The citizens of our city,
nave inaugurated a movement to se
cure the location of Chicora Female
College at Laurens, South Carolina,
and recognizing the geographical ad
vantages and superior healthful con
dltlous of the city, mid foreseeing the
many advantages that will accrue to
our city and people of the county gen
erally by the establishment of such
an Institution in our midst,
Therefore, Be it Resolved by the
City Council of the City of Laurens,
That the movement to establish Chi
cora college at the City of Laurens be
and tho same is hereby heartily en
dorsed, and the people of our city are
urged to make every reasonable effort
for the accomplishment of said pur
Adopted July 6th, 1912.
C. M. BABB,
JAS. A. ROLAND,
THE PRIZE 18 IN OUR REACH
IF WE ONLY TAKE IT DOWN
In Friday's Issue of The Greenville
"News appeared the following:
That Chicora College haa gone by
Greenville, so to speak, or that there
is little or nothing the city can do to]
prevent the removal of the institu
tion to Laurens, is the frank state
ment made to a representative of
The News yesterday by one of the
trustees of Chicora College.
As the trustees stated in the com
munication printed In The News of
ye/Bterday, the matter is now "taken
out of the hands of the board and
placed into those of the citizens of
Laurens and the Presbyteries of the
Synod." The citizens of Laurens
speaking through their committee
which apepared before the trustees
Tuesday night, stand ready to meet
the conditions named by the ways
and means committee for the remov
al of the college?"an acceptable alte
and a contribution of 175,000."
Laurens Can Meet It.
There seems to be little or no
doubt but that the people of Laurens
?will raise the $75,000. The town has
no college to support, whereas Green
vlllo has throe big ones?G. F. C,
Furman and Chicora?two busim is
colleges, u Catholic school, a hospi
tal and other Institutions. Laurens
there. And at the same time, the
money for public improvements,
erected two ono million dollar cot
ton mills in one year, contributed
nearly a half- million dollars to an
electric railway?in other words Lau
rent} people have had nothing for
which to spend their money and con
sequently they have plenty of it and
will have no trouble In raising 176,
000. That Laurens can furnish .the
site?one of 81 acres?is practically
certain. Land is plentiful about there
and not so dear as it is about Green
ville. Eighty-one acres of land about
Qreenvlllo would cost something, and
Go Before Presbyteries.
Since the matter is now up to the
various Presbyteries of the Synod and
the people of Laurens, there is but
one way by which Greenville could
retain the college, as was explained
? the trustee yesterday. It will take
two-thirds of the Presbyteries of the
Synod voting to remove tho college
There are seven Presbyteries, and
live of them have the power to move
tho Institution. The only way Green
ville could combat tho movement
would be to go before the various
Presbyteries and fight the matter out
has not expended huge amounts of
trustee said. Greenville would have
to show those Presbyteries where
Greenville could bettor the proposi
tion from the Laurens people.
COLD BUSINESS PROPOSITION
JUSTIFIES MOVING CHICORA
(The Greenville News.)
A member of the board of trustees of Chlcora College In commenting
yesterday upon the probable removal of this institution from Greenville to
urcns stated that the matter was purely a cold, business proposition,
d cited the following conditions If the college remained at Greenville,
nnd if It should be removed to Laurens:
Remaining Here Means:
Debt of $45,000. ?
Present inadequate plant.
Slto of 4 1-2 or 5 acres.
Removing to Laurens Means:
All debts wiped out.
A $100,000 plant. $110,000 endow
ment. Site of 81 acres.
"There was absolutely no feeling
toward the people or tho city of
Greenville In the action," continued
the speaker. "We stated that If
Oreenvllle could show us a proposi
tion that came within $r,0.000 of be
ing as good as the one from Laurens,
we would not recommend the remov
al of the college."
Tho speaker went on to state that
he could give out no official informa
tion further than that contained In
the statement, which the board of
trustees furnished the Greenville
News Wednesday night, and which
was published in Thursday's Issue of
He then took up the report of the
ways and means committee and went
over paragraph at a time and pointed
out the committee's reasons for ad
vising the removal of the Institution
to Laurens. As the committee stat
ed in it.s report, four propositions
touching the removal of the college
ifrom its present site to the suburbs
Of Greenville were presonted. Green
ville's representation at this meeting
of the board consisted of the four
Greenville men who are members of
the board of trustees and President
Byrd, The committee later repotted
that none of the four propositions
offered by Greenville were acceptable.
The four proposlltflins mentioned
above could not be found out yester
day by the reporter.
The speaker then went on to point
out the reasons given by the com-!
mittOO for regarding It as imperative j
that the most careful consideration
be given to the proposition of remov
ing the college from Greenville. This]
was published in the report of the!
ways and means committee in yester
day's News and need not be reprint
PEOPLE UNITED AS ONE.
Everybody Acting together to Sernre
' the College for I.aureus. "Must
Raise It" Id Common Consent.
The - representative of The Adver
tiser walked down the street, thinking
about this Chioora college proposition
and asked oeveral of the citizens he
met bow they "stood" on the matter,
'^ey ail "stood" right, as can be
Ringed by the expressions below.
While most of them were a little "shy"
on being Interviewed they did not
fail to let it be known that the col
lege must be had.
Mr. A. C. Todd was hailed as The
Advertiser man stepped out of the
door. "Strong for ? It and . we must
have it. It wtll put Laurens on the
map again. Our only chance and last
chance. Lauren's can do It and will
do lt. Let the people come together
and establish 'our college.'"
Mr. C. M. Miller, of the Laurens
Drug Company: "Wo have got to have
it. If we are going to do nnythiug
at all, now is the time to do it. Ev
ery man must put down what ho thinks
he can afford and then double It."
Mr. Lawrence Barksdale. in the same
storo, said "We've got to havo It.
I Mr. Goo. O. Hopkins, a well known
citizen of che county in passing one
I of his friends talking to the Adver
tiser man: "I want to see you fellows,
do about and move-that college here."'
Mr. John M. Cannon was run up
against near the Palmetto Drug
Store: "I feel that we ought to have
the college. From a matorlal stand
point U will be more valuable than
any other enterprise or institution
that could bo brought here. But this
is the least consideration as the great
educational benefits are beyond es
timation. The college will bo our
Mr. John K. Aull, of Newberry, was
Bring "her" to S. M. & E. Ii. Wilkes & Company and let us show you the finest
line of furniture and housefurnishings that you will find anywhere in the city.
You are sure to find just what you want here, and you know if it comes from
Wilkes & Company's it has quality to it. Our showing of homefurnishings is
the best we have ever had, every where you turn you will see real bargains.
Come in and let us show you what we have here for you even though you are not
ready to buy now.
stopped on the street and asked to
Rive n little expression as to the ad
vantages of Newberry college to New
berry. "It has done more towards the
upbuilding of Newberry along material
and cultural lines than anything eiset
she possesses. From a material
standpoint, it leaves a great deal of
money In the town every year and It
Is all clean money. Newberry has been
loyal to the college and realizes Its
advantages. This college movement
Is the biggest thing (tint has happened
In I^inrens In years."
The Advertiser man was out' to see
them all. A couple of those charm
ing Chicora visitors were stopped on
the street and asked what they thought
about moving the college here: "O, I
am just wild about it. I certainly
would like to go to college In Uu
rohs. Move the college here and I
will attend for ten years. I am for
it." They were Just so pleased that
all they said could not be taken down.
Just think of that If Laurens does
not come across after that, it ought
to quit. She's coining too!
Mason Fruit aJrs, the very latest
Improved, in all sizes, prices reason
S. M. ft E. H. Wilkos tt Co.
MX S.*n MEETING THIS V. V V. MMI, '
(Continued from Pago One.)
Laurens a thoroughly well-equipped
modern school plant.
6. The board has already been in
formed by our president that tin? pres
ent property of the college will In his
Judgment bring under the hammer, be
tween $60,000 and $100,000 and there
seems to be no reasonable ground to
doubt that given a little time and the
property properly handled would not
bring less than $160,000.
In view of all thesu and otbor, cir
cumstances not necessary to bo form
ally Incorporated In this report, your
committee felt constrained to recom
1. That the board reply to tho com
mittee from the city of Laurens that
If tnat community will provide the
college with an acceptable site and.
the sum of .$75.000 towards a suitable
plant, this board will recommend to
Its controllng Piesbyterleg that they
advise and consent to the transfer of
of the college to thnt city.
2. That this board appoint a com
mittee to communicate their action
to Dr. Alken, chairman of the commit
tee from the city of Laurens. and to
take such other steps as may be nec
essary to give legal affect to the pre
viotis resolut Ion."
" in presenting this report the chair
man of the ways -iml means committee
stated very clearly that In making this
report the committee wore not animat
ed by any lack of regard for or (rood
will toward the city and people <>!
Greenville, hut solely by the grave
facts embodied in their report.
'The report of the ways and means
committee, after elaborate discussion,
was adopted by the board ami the spe
cial committee provided for in the sec
ond resolution of the report appoint
ed." This committee of one member
from each or the Presbyteries repre
sented on the board.
"With the adoption of the recom
mendations of the report of the ways
and means committee and the appoint
ment of the preclal committee therein
provided for,'the matter of the remov
al of the college proper, so to spoak,
was taken out of the hands of the
board and placed Into those of the cit
izens of I^aurcns and the Presbyterians
of the Synod. The outcome of the
movement turns upon two conditions,
(1) Will the citizens of Laurens
meet the conditions n&Jied by the
(2) Will two thirds of the Presby
teries ratify its action?
NOT ON THE BLOCK
Long Distance Telephone < sills Were
deceived In Regard to Hie Proposed
Removal of Chlcora College,
"Chlcora Collogo is nol <>n the
block; it will not go to the highest
bidder," said President s. ? . Byrd
yestorday In commenting on long
dlstanco telephone calls which he
has received from distant points In
regard to ,iiiy .p.rpno.ted removal of tho
institution from Ureenvillo to Ia\u
One of the parties calling over the
long distance 'phone was from a dis
tant city and he wanted to know If
176,000 and a building Kite was all
tho trustees asked for the college.
If that Is all, he stated, his city
would certainly go beyond Laurona'
offer, and would make as good an
offer as any, town in tho State. It
was then that Dr. Byrd stated thbt
Chlcora College was not on the
block, and would not r,o to the high
(let an Odorless Refrigerator from
us and your ice bill will bo less.
9. M. ft K. H. Wilkes ft Co