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The Laurens advertiser. (Laurens, S.C.) 1885-1973, April 10, 1913, SECTION 1, PAGES 1 TO 8, Image 2

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Chlorosis
Green Sickness
Delicate girls who are approaching the age of womanhood are usually subject to
this disease. They are pale because the blood Is weak and watery. Their
complexion has a sickly greenish cast which gives the disease IM name. They
have no vitality and If exposed to any unusual excitement, eices'dva labor or
cold dampness are liable to contract some disease (hat will ' ^astrously effect
their whole future lives. It Is a most critical period. The right remedy to
relieve this condition and bring back the rosy hue of health is
DR. SIMMONS
Squaw Vine Wine
It Is a palatable remedy, a fine, pleasant tasting medicine. Its agreeable flavor,
however, is no criterion of its efficacy. It does the work expected of it more
promptly than the harsh, bitter tasting medicines. It begins the restorative process
with the first doso and if used for a reasonable period, the misery/weakness and
pallor disappear, the spirits rise, the appetlto becomes good, the Jfeep sound and
restful and the thin, vitiated blood Is revitalized and goes coursing through the
veins, carrying r-w life, strength and energy to all parts of the body.
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Laurens Drug Co., Laurens, S. C.
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It's not the mechanical perfection of
any one part of the Ford?it's the per
fection of all its parts working in per
fect harmony?that makes it the car of
universal and unprecedented demand.
Better buy yours to-day?the rush will
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"Everybody is driving a Ford" ?more than 200,000
in service. New prices?runabout $525 ?touring
car $600?town car $800 with all equipment, f.o.b.
Detroit. Get particulars from Ford Motor Company,
Michigan and Fourteenth Streets?or direct from
Detroit Factory. /
WHAM BROTHERy
Laurens, S. C.
BEAUTY AND BRILLIANCE
There are so many beautiful and brilliant
things here we believe you will be pleased to buy
not only for their beauty but
FOR THEIR REAL VALUE.
They are full of good points, as an invest
ment as well as an ornament. They are not cheap
in the sense of being shoddy, but they are sold at
a3 low a price as first-class goods of this kind can
be offered.
William Solomon
Phone 328-2 Rings/
Reliable Jeweler Laurens, S. C.
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men who know how. You'll find them here at
this shop.
E.V. FERGUSON
Over H. Terry's Store Laurens, South Carolina
ON SOME OBJECTIONS TO
COMPULSORY EDUCATION
By G. W. Cunningham, Department of Philosophy,
Middlebury College, Mlddlebury, Vermont.
As a native of Laurens county I
have watched with growing interest
and prido the advances 3he has made
along educational lines during the
last ten years. The educational
growth of the county during this de
cade has been remarkable. It is a
record of which every lover of the
county, both In the state and out of
It, may well be proud. I wish to
take this occasion tc express the
satisfaction which I have experienced
in following this growth and the
hope that the future may show oven
more marked evidences of education
al expansion. That such a hope is
not in vain the present wholesome
interest in educational affairs Is
ample gurantee.
I am also especially pleased to
see that there Is a growing Interest
throughout the state In the problem
of compulsory education. To my
mind, this is one of the most hope
ful signs for the futuro welfare of
South Carolina. I am firmly convin
ced that a compulsory education law,
state-wide In Its application, is what
South Carolina needs above every
thing else just now. Holding this
conviction, I deem it timely and ap
propriate, now that I have been ask
ed by Super'.ntendent Pitts to make
a contribution to this educational
issue of the Advertiser, to deal as
vigorously as I can with some ob
jections that are from time to time
raised In the state against the com
pulsory education system.
Presumably there are few Individ
uals in Laurens county, or in the
state of South Carolina, who would
seriously question tne value of edu
cation in some form. All would
doubtless admit that at least elemen
tary education is of the utmost im
portance in the life of the state.
Certainly, no one whoso opinion
could he regarded as having any
weight at all would maintain the
contrary. Therefore I shall consume
no space with an argument for the
value of primary and secondary
schools. Their value is sun-clear
and is generally admitted as a mat
ter of course.
Hut not all seem to he willing to
admit that enforced attendance upon
these schools is desirable. And this is
not without apparent justification. One
may feel that education Is extremely
Important and yet at the same time
conscientiously maintain that com.
pulsory education is to be avoided.
It may be very well said, even by
one who believes education is essen
tial to tho welfare of the state, that
there should be no law compelling
all children between certain ages to
attend school during a specified num
ber of dnys each year. There are cer
tain objections to the system of com
pulsory education which possess
weight even in the minds of some
of those who are firmly convinced
that education Is basic to the well
being of the body politic. Let us
examine some of these objections and
see what weight they really have.
One objection that Is commonly
raised In opposition to compulsory
education is that it is un-American.
For the law to step n and say to
parents that they must surrender
their claims upon their child for a
certain number of days each year is,
so the objection runs, contrary to the
spirit of the Constitution of the Unit
ed States. Did we not fight to the
death at Thinker Hill for our liberty?
Did we not go through frost and
fire at Valley Forge and Yo-ktown
In order to win our freedom? And
shall we now pass a law taking from
tho Individual the very sacred pos
session for which our fore-fathers
suffered and died? Why, compulsory
education is directly counter to the
spfa-it of the Revolution! Away
with it, away with it! We will none
of It! Give us liberty, or give us
death!
You have heard an argument, have
you not? I have. As a matter of
fact, It Is the argument which Is most
generally made against the compul
sory education law. It Is the stock
Jn trade of cheap poritloflarts who
thrive upon noise rather than logic.
Perhaps, reader, you have at times
used It yourself! Even so, let us
calmly consider It and try to dis
cover what It is really worth as an
argument. And if we find that there
is no valuo In It, let us not hesitate
to throw It aside ns a valid objection
against compulsory education and
to brand as a weakling, a soprlst, the
politician who trios to impose It upon
us.
Now, of course, tho word compul
sion sounds hard and grating to
American ears. We naturally pride
ourselves on our freedom, and we
justly resent outside interference in
our private affairs. We do not want
anybody to pry into our own busi
ness. We will fight, if need be, to
preserve our Independence, both as
individuals and as a nation. We may
be coaxed, but we can never be com
pelled! And this is right; it is as
it should be. This concession we?
you, the reader, and I, the writer, of
this paperMmay legitimately make
to our vanity: It is a species of van
ity of which we have a right to be
proud!
But all of this is no argument
against a compulsory education law.
It does not bear upon the real question
at all. Have you ever stopped to
think that all larw is compulsory?
What! All law Is compulsory? Cer
tainly. There Is not a law on the
statute books of South Carolina that
is not a compulsory law. Else, why
the penalties attached? Most as
suredly, we have compulsory hon
esty, cumpulsory purity, compulsory
justice, compulsory benevolence!
Then why not compulsory education?
It is no more un-American than any
other law. If we can be true and
genuine Americans, if we can retain
our vaunted freedom, and yet at the
same time enact laws restraining
homicide and stealing and gambling
and selling intoxicating beverages
and cruelty to dumb brutes, then
where does the inconsistency creep
in when we enact a law restraining
the worst of all weaknesses, namely,
ignorance? O consistency, thou art
in every truth a jewel.
Let us no longer delude ourselves,
nor permit ourselves to be longer
deluded by this sort of nonsense. It
is time for us to wake up, and see
things straight! Freedom is a word
to conjure with: how many crimes
in the history of the human race have
been committed in Its sacred name!
In the past, rivers of blood have been
shed In the name of freedom?In.
eradlcaiblej blotches upon the fair
page of history. And at the pres
ent the word has lost nothing of Its
witchery. Let a rattling politician
harangue us for an hour, lustily pro
claiming himself as the champion,
and the sole champion, of our freedom,
and we are ready to rise in arms
and follow wheresoever he leads.
Let him but shout in stentorian
tones that a proposed law will take
from us our Ood-given freedom, and
we throw up our hats In honor of
the' far-seeing dtaitesinan who has
so effectually safe-guarded our liber
ties. For our freedom must be pre
served at all costs! This Is not a
caricature of what happens In politi
cal campaigns; it is a simple state
ment of the fasts. Is It not high
time for us to call a halt, and do a lit
tle thinking, serious and sober think
ing?
Now, in all candor, what Is free
dom? Is it really worth having?
If you will consider for a moment,
you will see that the answer to the
second of these questions depends
entirely upon the answer to the first:
for, obviously, before we can tell
whether a thing Is worth having we
must know what It is. But, is it
possible that freedom should mean
anything but freedom. Certainly.
Freedom may mean just the opposite
of freedom, and not Infrequently
does.
There arc two types of freedom,
and they are as different as day and
night. The one conception has abso
lutely nothing to do with the other.
In the first place, there is a concep
tion of freedom which makes it con
sist In obedience to law. This Is
what may, for convenrence be called
limited freedom. It Is the freedom
which characterizes the law-abiding
citizen of the United States of Ameri
ca. He is free to go where ho
pleases, within certain limits, and to
do what ho pleases, within certain
limits. This we usually mean by
freedom. You will not fall to notice,
I am sure, that freedom In this sense
is hedged about well-defined limita
tions. An American citizen Is free
to go where he pleases and to do what
he pleases so long as, and only so
long as, he pleases to ablho by com
pulsory laws. Let him please to en
ter a house against the wishes of the
owner of the house, and he immedi
ately ceases to be a free man. Let
him please to break another man's
head without just cause, and forth
with the relentless law snatches his
cherished freedom from him. Let
him please to violate any law what
soever, and the prison doors nre open
ed to receive him. It makes no dif
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Wagons Carriages
Harncss Automobiles
A Carload of "STUDEBAKERS"
We have just received a carload of Studebaker wagons.
Come in and look them over. Let jqs show you how well
a Studebaker is built. [/
JOHN A. FRANKS, Laurens, S. C.
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