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LAURENS GRADED SCHOOL
ye-ir ItS? Ibc Lduare'BSvlHe Femaie Col
lege Li 1 t-*:. :z i *? *? * lr
cl'ne. Tr e : ??i r-.*/>'i i.*- ?? r:
?Is, for ttea it that the ever te
Cfri*. a? i-?.-.-' '??*.>? ?r-i =. - *e
* I ; re; st;:ory sc.v:.-/.s c.r-v. :
tie dt is ' -;r f cur *.
to the po-.-:;v: i of *.-?" :? Laurens
vllle Ferni".* Cr- Ire- :.-.---':.--ei f .D
the Lauren* ?? : ? : Tfcey pur
chased thl? valuable plsce cf property
and ere '.. - ' ! : -? ? i? t-r
??::>. :r.- ..i-. -r i- i ;?-'*r cf -
The first co-?? ?'. ? i -,' - -
Laureat rrsl-i scboo: wer* tae fol
icnrlnjg: v.- H. H. Corfngtca. So-.*..:
Mr. C I. F:k> ;.r:r.' ?:*:: =
Mi*?*? E.-fs MeCasiaa, Claudia K -
Perfn F*rro?\ Mary Dunklln aad Hai
The t.-ji".';*? w?re tie fo:Io**";s?:
Mr. J J ps chairman: Dr E M
Calae, Mr f. W 8 nk n* and Mr. W.;
1?. G-ay. The cid bulldin; me*, all
needs for a time, trat, as *.c.i years
rolled or. and the tc*a pre-*, it was
crowd-3 to it* ?s'tlos*. ca; i-.::y. More
room w?s cee?iei k: caiy for equip*
ment but for playground*. So tie
town !c 190$, having s^r-i.-ed 2 a:ost
:-/*rr.!r.v *. ? r. ? - - ! :. -.us* of Mr
C. D. Barksdale erected the splendid
sew building which is the pride of
oar wtcte ?.'?"?- T" - - .- :r.
siraaCoa. ceiitnl'.y !o: a'.ed ? a;t ic*
than tare* hundred yards from th?
center o4? the town?with ro:?;ag aid
?pario:* c f ?~: "aere and
there Ti'i beautiful oik trees?relic*
of the orpins', forest Other trees
year by j*ir. *? Arbor Day is ob
served by the d?erent grades, are
leir.g a-ii-f :-, r-ourds.
The present ?cbool building was
erected at a cost of abotr. forty thous
and dollars, ?ad. is one of the best
arranged school huli-ilns? :n the 6tate
It coom:c? *ev*-n*.?n rooms coacplere
?eieren c'.?*? rooma. each furnished
with sing> desks, blackboards on three
rides of room*, and having loTe'.y pic
ture* on the walls. It is strictly mod
ern with iU perfect system of ventila
tion, heated by furnace and has sani
tary drinking fountains. Tbe audi
torium it commodious, beautiful, and
Interesting. Lovely pictures, copies
from those of the world's most famou?
artiits. and beautiful statuary add
mocn to its attractiveness A friere
- T-.Entry int: Bit"! on. is
ti* crowning (S*-:cM;!oa of the wa!!s.
3 - o! Lonrfe" ?"x *;i Vra*hfagton
* : "".'-.? C'f = t i ~ i i. - v 5 - ? iiv^
prom1; '.it ~;
Year It ;;-.r ? :.e s--i,t! iis been
?-' tv.ii ? :. -o- i: is? a.
Ifhrarr cossSsiias. tri sboet serenteea
hundred rolnxces. All things In Uw
s>choo! to ?-? cf c-: ?r ic
ier?patriotism her*i-m. = ni ronor
: re or.'- tauri* in ciiH r:vr;:s
Its; radiate frcm: pitture-s en the ^i:!s.
? *zr*rs ? f herc-ei cf tre pas
is ; rf - the thoughts cf our
r*? n.?-- jr.; ~-;men thrcieh their
'. * k ?
Some cf most interesting f?a
cf * tit''-tics, ntus
??. d.-i.irr. Oj: w:o>; is one
.?-rz ten ieicir'-.z : 3 tie Piefmc nt
Or>-or: s! At hie tic a-s-::a'i:n
j Greenville od the lHb o? ApriL
Mr V.*. a Birten c-r:- r.ize i a. " -
al society this year which has not
only imrr^v^i the music of the school,
: but, by a public concert, added a neat
nm to the treasury las', but cot
least a v;*:or miriire has been in
stalled. It ll r.eei'.ess to say thai this
muc'; genuine, pleasure to all.
' Prang's system of draw!n< Las been
! adopted and the importance of this
I? greatly' emphasize!
The present corps of teachers are:
Mr B I- Jcr.es. superintendent: Mr.
I W. A. Barttn Jr . principal; Miss Emi
ljT M^r. Mrs. H. S. 31ackwe!l. Miss
Ella Roiand. Miss Bessie Birce'.t. Miss
Acr.tv.e Stover. Miss Annie Davis, Miss
Dorc-as Caimes. M:s? May De;'*
Bar-*. Mis* Fannie Crelghtor.. a:.i
Mi** Laura Barks-dale.
I The trustees under the prevent rz
!?;ne are- Mr. O. B Simmons, chair
man. Mr. c H. Roper, secretary and
; treasurer. Mr. J. C. Oerings, Mr. P. A.
Simpson. Dr. R. E. Hughe*. Mr. T. D.
i I*akc and Mr. S. M, Wiikea.
Why He Was Late.
"What made you so late?"
"I met Smithson."
-Well, that is no reason why you
should be an hour late getting home
"I know, but I asked him how be
was feeling, and he insisted on telling
me about his stomach trouble."
? Did you tell him to take Chamber
"Sure, that Is what he needs." Sold
by all dealers.
<or?er of leeren? traded Srftool auditorium, taonin? part of the <*>.ft. frleie
?I AicxaBter'? Kntrj lato Bab) lea ?ad picture* ef "The SfstlNe Ma
deaaa" aad -Inferior of Vatican," ttease.
: ATHLETICS IN THE PUBLIC
\ By W. A. Barton, Jr., Principal Laurens
In this article the writer will at
temp: to show wir asl to* athletics
in the public schools should be de
I Athletics should be developed in
; onr public scioo.s because they aid in
the development of miad aad tody.
; can be used to sake poor pupils good
ones, create a spirit of feilcwshrp
anaong the rradesui sad giTe the
1 .eacher the opportunity to come into
risse eoa'.ac: ?iaa a:? pa;:".i.
Athletics?that is. ?aolesonae phy.
sical exercise-* of asy kind?aid is
:ie ;>i?:o;a>:: cf :<r.a aaiai aai
byiy. ETeryb>dT h:oT$ tha; ? per*
a 'i" i-j :?e:te- ~? "".i". werk i':- -
ir ai* :ik<?a soaa- sort ?f payr-ica.:
-xerciie taan he could before be looi.
i: 5.a: e :a- car;-:?- cf :ie school
.? :o s-e:ur* ":e:t-- aurz-.al -werk, i:
rx ;5*. f:ra:=a s:rr.- aa-vras for tie ;;.
;:'.? ::? exerc ?e Alile'.ics f-:
fellow-j-tsplis ca to vxtory. Ar*
they attics thus to oV.iin ia?a!ir
and Tocal exercise? NeTer! They
are fftraining ard cheering becaase
they cave a fee'.ing o? fellowship.
Wny does the athlete whom they are
entering create this feliarg amrr.e
them? They are acting thus t-ecatase
he represents the entire school and
the.r j-::ei sapT*:.?. o." one who rep
reseats them create* a feeling of fel
!oif;:p among there. From the
foregoing statements it must needs
t~ c'.-'ir the reifer that it creates
a feeling cf ;*:'.ots':.j im:ng the
E^ery sincere teacher realizes the
ralaa of earning into close contact
??-.ti his ;-a;i'.s It is often t*rr
difficult to ohtain this condition. Par
ttciratitn in the athletic life of tie ;
; :1s is a sure tjt *cr the teacher to
???.ta.n this e'ese contact. The teach
>boi?!r? t.,^t ?f -Laa-iis? ?f Colambss" arer a c*.x?r in tfce Graded School
s: :z.?.t ::.tz. Ii of &z? o:hcr
Mcir.$. Ta-> :':cre.'c e. = ?eir.s
forcei to prcvid? j;:.for its pa.
;>::??. ir.:.*.e atV.et.c-i res:i'.: a
effective mental ability, we conclude
that 'Lev t.i :i tbe de*, e'.opmert of tie
a::nd. Do they Jerelop tbe tc3y?7Le
answer is. "Look zi t'r.e well dev::::>
ed a:b*.ete who has be:-n developed by
moderate inijlria:-v :a a:b'.?.:::?." A
lock a: him ??:*.". cc=.Ince aay rea
sonable person that athletics develop,
tie body. Consider:-:?, ties* facts, we
say again atblet5es a!3 !n tbe develop
ment of both mind and boiy.
Athletics era be used to make poor
and mcre. ind t_ey '.ike-is* Icve
;.ir. with an increasing affection.
Realizing tils fact. eTery teacher,
i? far i- ;c?j)-.'* she-id iii his pu
pils In the d-vt'.c; iv-: of -.heir ath
In order to develop athletics in
bis schcoJ -.he t*ach?r must get inter
ested. S'< :re the h^s: possible equip,
meal, and work hard. Tie teacher
"ho tries to tench a iesstn In which
he is not in:er-;;:*d faiis. In like
manner the teacher ?ho is uninter
j ested In athletics can neTer develop
I them in his school. On tie ether
hand, the teacher who is really in
Showlap part of tat Alexandrian friVie ia Graded Se*o?l aadJlorlaa. ana
picture* of Trojan'? Ret Mrs fron the Farm.
pupils good ones. To do this it is
necessary to make good standing in
scholarship and deportment a require
ment for obtaining a place cn any ath
letic team representing the school. By
this method the ?riter baa seen boys
apparently ^intellectually dead become
very efficient students. He could give
concrete examples,, but he feels that
this is unnecessary- if athletics c-an
te used to reform poor students, sure
ly, they merit a place in our public
Have you ever attended in inter
high school baseball game or track
. meet, seen the manifestation of school
? spirit, and heard the cheering of the
rival students? If you have not, there
Is a great tr^at In sfore for you.
There one sees hundreds of boys ?od
? girls standing up and stretching ev. i
, ery muscle as they cheer one of their (
' tere?ted will unconsciously transmit
! his enthusiasm to bis pupils and
soon athletics wir. be growing in his
?school. Therefore, by ail means, get
After he has become interested the
teacher should secure the best pos
sible equipment. This point should
be carefully noted. If ycu give a
boy a cheap, dull knife and tell him
to do some fancy wood carving, you
? will never receive the article request
? ed. for the boy will not work with
t a poor inefficient tool. For this rea
I son. the teacher who is satisfied to
I let his pupils work with a poor equip,
i ment will never succeed in Interest
Ing them in athletics. To put the
thought in other word*, good equip
ment , means "Success.** poor equip
ment means '?Failure."
The teacher, even though he secures
Msowia? ?>t t,i -'.Va.hin-lon fro^ice the Delaware"* over a door in the
Crzded School auditorium.
tr.* iri: -ill
5u:c<~i -alt-i- --r ilxiilf
iirc. Sir.:~ ir.j riris are erez:
ori a-:: *c:k aari
unless ti,e.r t-icaer ?ic-$.
-.-ac'ner a.Z. work bard la aaaay ways.
He cat actually -.ai-: part ir.
event*, keep the boys a: work, and
EU stain tieir enthusiasm. He who
tries to do these three things will
? >:z realise thl: he ruu^t work hard.
Of the t'aree things the teacher must
do to socessfully develop athletics
tie roast essential is hard work.
The Public School Situation In
As Seen from \\ ithout the Count).
To one who Is a native of Laurens
etunty. and ?? - it- intensely inter
following facts appeal with peculiar
a. G:c^.': o.' local interest in d:s
tr.cts. .'t!ulting in increase-d enroll
ment and l?her aver ige attendance
b. A gratifying sual-:: cf ne-w lo
cal taxes for schools.
c. Recognition of tie value of cDu
el. Better paid teachers. -Rio re
tain their position longer and give
bei tar service.
e. Tie erect:on :?! many splendid
f. T.-e establishment of several
excellent high schools in the county.
z. A longer term of office for the
County Superintendent of Education.
h. The employment of an efficient
county supervisor of schools to work
under the direction of the County
i. Organization of cr.e of the iest
county teachers" associations in the
;'. The celebration of County School
a. A continuation and enlargement
of the r:: i things already being dene
b. Local levies in a nunober cf ad
c. Consolidation cf schools :n suit
able localities and transportation of
pupils where feasible.
d. Taking advantage of the new
Act providing for consolidated and
graded schools in country districts.
e. Transferring to neighboring
high schools all pupils within reach
who are prepared for high school
work, thus giving the lower grades in
one and two teacher schools a better
f. Providing teachers' homes In
stronger districts as parr of the
g. Establishment of agricultural
ably situated schools.
h. A salary of $1500 for the Coun
-.; Superintendent, making it commen
surate with bis responsibility and the
needs of his work.
:. Making the County Supervisor of
scbco'.s a ; v.-rr.ment officer in the
county department of education.
F.-:c: srniti.T. of the people's obli
gation to ?.'.,; every child in the coun
ty a fair chance now, and not suffer
the loss of "hun dreds while waiting for
the conditions to become ideally fa
It is the hope of the writer to see
all these things and many others ac
complished in the near future.
J. A. Stoddard.
Asst State Supt. of Ed.
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