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title: 'The Laurens advertiser. (Laurens, S.C.) 1885-1973, April 10, 1913, SECTION 2, PAGES 9 TO 16, Page PAGE FOURTEEN, Image 14',
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POPLAB SPRINGS SCHOOL
Poplar Spring School.
There has been a scaool at Poplar
Spring as far back as our oldest peo
ple can remember. Among some of
the teachers who have taught this
BchOol. are: Messrs. L. T. H. Daniel, J.
It. Watklns, M. L. Rot?er, L. D. Elledge
J. E. Arnold, Misses Nannie Doyd, Myr
tle CuVbcrtson, Nora Watklns, Eula
Check, Alma Wallace, hucy Haddon,
and our present teachers. Misses
Barnle Wallace and Lucllc Wolf.
Pour years ago we added another
room, hall and piazza to our school
house and since then have had two
teachers. The enrollment Increased
from 60 to 102. The school has a
special four mill tax and runs six
months. We have all the grades from
the first to the tenth. The literary
Kocioty, which was organized in 1908
by Miss Alma Wallace has been a
great benefit to the sctiool. It has
furnished the school house with
shades and pictures. We have a nice
library, globe and maps.
At present the school has an enroll
ment of 88 pupils; two hoys, J. F. Pitts
and Humbert Sullivan, belong to the
Boys' Corn club; two girls, Annie
Belle O'Delle and Hrooksie Davenport,
belong to the Girls' Tomato club.
Bight of the pupils will get perfect
nttendanct buttons. The School Journ
al goes Into fifteen homes.
KEN NO SCHOOL,
(In Course of Erection).
Our school has quite a history. Mr.
Wadsworth, a very rich farmer and
merchant gave all of his property
?when he died to the poor children of
our section of I^iurens county. This
part of the county was called Dun
lap Battalion then. He said in his
?will that all of his money muAt be
used to educate the poor children of
Dunlap Battalion. He had hundreds
of acres of land.. F.ver since Mr.
Wadsworth's death, the children of our
section have been enjoying his money,
which is spent in keeping up our
schools. Our fathers, grandfathers,
and great-great-grandfathers have re
ceived their education partly from his
money. Our school, which was the
only one at first to get Mr. Wads
worth's money is named for him. It
is In a pretty grove nine miles south
We have sixteen pupils and five
ffrades. Our school term Is nine
months long. Miss Kate Dixon Is our
teacher. We have one corn club mem
ber, Seyborn Day. Our School Im
provement association Is going to give
up a globe. We have now black
boards, a U. 3. flag and some new li
brary books. Ten of the children take
the Journal, and three of us hope
to get the perfect attendance button.
ML Pleasant School.
Mt. Pleasant school moved from Wll
llamsvllle about 1870?was first under
control of a local board of trustees;
viz., Messrs. W. S. Hunter, Jno. Dav
enport, W. A. Fowler, W. O. Hender
son and perhaps three others.
It was not put under public control
until after the election of Gov. Hamp
ton, lest It be used for negroes. Af
ter election of Hampton, there was a
township hoard of trustees, viz. Drs.
F. D. Coloman, Jno. R. Smith and Mr.
Jno. M. Hudgens. Subsequent to sub
division of townships into districts,
school has been tinder control of dis
For a few years in the 80's and 90's
the school was at Cold Point. Since
removnl to Mt. Pleasant has been mak
ing good. We have a special tax of
only 2 mlll.t. An Increase on this levy
is much needed as well as a now and
larger building. Present board of
trustees aio Messrs Jno. D. Hunter,
Mose Madden and J. W. Fowler.
Only one teacher employed, Miss
Fifty-three pupils have been enroll
ed, have ten grades and a term of sev
The officers of our School Improve
ment association are aa follows: pres
ident. Ethel Madden; vice-president,
Jonnle Fowler, secretary, Louise Hun
ter, treasurer, Mose Madden. We have
raised funds enough to supplement
our library and to buy several beau
tiful pictures for our school room.
We have a club of ton that are sub
scribers to the School Journal. There
are two pupils In our school that will
receive the perfect attendance buttons.
And one girl that belongs to the To
Copeland school was established In
1894, when a small school house was
erected on the land belonging to Mr.
J. W. Copeland. The first trustees were
Mr. J. I). Sexton. S. I>. Chlldress, and
John D. Mills. The first teacher was
Mrs. J. D. Childress, who taught only
one term. The next term was taught
by Mr. Jeff Davis. Miss Myrtle Culhert
son taught the third term. Miss Bes
sie Hudgens was the next teacher and
taught four years.
Since that time the following teacn.
ers have taught here: Miss Myrtle
Yeargln, one term, Miss Georgia Cope-J
land, two terms, Miss Bessie Tennant, !
one term. Miss Ella Belle Copeland
three terms, Miss Jessie Trotter two '
terms. The present teachers are Miss .
Lutle Young, principal, Miss LUlte i
Parson, assistant. This is Miss Young's
second term, and we had as an assist
ant last year. Miss Eva Coleman.
In the iast few years the school term
has been increased from six to eight
months, and also the teacher's salary
has been Increased.
In 1001, the old school house was
moved, and a nice, larger, one was
built in its stead, nearer the road.
The old-fashioned home-made bench
es were replaced by now patent desks.
A teacher's desk and revolving chair
have been purchased. A library has
been established and now hooks add
ed from time to time. We have a
good globe, some maps, charts, and
a few pretty pictures. Tills year we
have made enough money by giving
entertainments to paint the school
house inside. The trustees have
bought two new stoves this year, and
curtains to divide the assistant's room
from the principal's room.
I am indebted to Mr. J. D. Sexton
I for the earlier history of the school.
The first school known as the Prince
ton school was located near the Gil
kerson farm about two miles from
Princeton on the Laurens road. School
was held here for several years, then
It was moved about a mile below
Princeton on the Augusta road. Af
ter several years of teaching at this
place, It was moved within the Incor
torate limits of the town (1878). Dr.
Brooks Rutledge was tho first teach
er. About the year 188fj an ell was
added to the building and two teach
ers were employed. During this ses
sion 100 pupils were enrolled. About
thirteen years later an entirely new
building was built, consisting of one
fc-oom. 8ince then the Isc'.^iol has
progressed much and has been consld
ered a very good school.
In 1911 the school became a high
school. This year under Mr. J. W.
Huff, principal and Mrs. J. D. Dritt and
Miss Kiddie Arnold, assistants, 110
pupils have been enrolled.
Twelve pupils are subscribers to the
The value of the school property is
now about $1000.
The district has a special tax of
This year there are three candidate*
for graduation, the first in the history
of the school.
At a recent supper $26 was cleared
which goes for maps, etc.
The school site was given by Mr.
Alex Niekols about the year 1884. The
house waa built near a rock quarry
and oo called the Rock school. The
trustees then were" Messrs. C. Ix Ful
ler, George Hanna and John Waason.
The teachers in order were Mattie
Fuller, J. C. Cook, Rrnma Lathan, Bes
sie Hollingsworth, Callie Simmons, A.
B. Ryley. Julia Dean, Janle Chalmers,
W. A. M. Plaxeo, Annie Clardy, Car
rie Padeu, Olive Workman, Maude
Dantzler, Sarra Beeks. Bertha Ja
cobs, Grace Cook and now Sara Wilkes
About the year 1911 the school was
moved to Its present site near the old
Dr. Philips' home. It still goes by the
name of Rock school. The school has
twenty-six pupils enrolled, the grades
are from the first through the tenth.
Term of school from seven to eight
months. The trustees are now Messrs.
S. A. Lcaman, D. M. Slmth and H. L.
Jones. The school had a box-party
and sold Ice cream, clearing $29.30.
This goos for the Improvement of the
school building. Five or six take the
School Journal, one has joined the
Tomato club. I think one-half of the
pupils will get library certificates, and
two or three will get perfect attend
Brewerton school is situated within
three miles of Ware Shoals. Sixteen
years ago the Brewerton district was
taken from that of Mt. Bethel and
Poplar Springs. Until about four years
ago the building was a one-room hull
of a hocse with rock chimney at one
end, but the fact was realized that im
provements must be made, so with the
aid and advice of our county super
intendent of education wo have a nice
uniform, well equipped two-room
building, which compares favorably
with any building in the rural dis
trict. The rooms are large and can
be thrown into one large auditorium.
We have some"double and some single
desks, two large recitation desks,
maps, charts, blackboards. The build
ing is well heated with two heaters.
We have a library with about seventy
five volumes. The present teachers
are Mr. J. C. Burdett and Miss Sudle
Medlock. Our enrollment Is about six
ty pupils, length of term soven months
More than half the pupils take the
School Journal. The school is sup
ported partly by a three-mill special
tax. The trustees are Messrs. T. S.
Crawford, W. O. Murff, J. H. Balentlne.
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