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?and you haven't had her
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129th year begins September 26th
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A free tuition scholarship is assign- j
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LAUKENS VJ.UO CO.
Laurent, 8. (1
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Prmm: Otto? N*. 86; Rasldenoa 219.
THE LAURENS COUNTV SCHOOLS SHOW
REMARKABLE GROWTH ALONG ALL LINES
County Superintendent of Education
Geo. L. Plttg has compiled a set of
figures as to the growth of the schools
of Laurens county since 1909. The
figures of Mr. Pitts, "Some Interest
ing School Comparisons" he calls
them, speak eloquontly of the steady
growth of the schools since that year
and Indicate such advancement as to
warrant a prediction that au much
Will be accomplished In the years Im
mediately ahead. The figures deal en
tirely with the white schools, except
In the once Instance of total receipts
from all sources for educutiou pur
The most striking thing about the
comparison of the two years of 1909
and 1913, is the Increased special school
levies. In 1909 there were 29 school
districts with special levies amount
ing to $13,071.IT). In 1913 is noticed
a great Increase, both in the number
of districts voting levies and In the
amount voted, 59 districts voting spe
cial school taxes, a total of $28,052.07
being collected, a wonderful increase
over 1909, only four years previous.
The total receipts for all school pur
poses, white and black, for 1909 were
$56,981.15 while the total receipts for
1913 were $79,552.28, an increase of
over twenty-five per cent. In this
connection It is gratifying to note
that the loss of the dispensary money
has not affected the progress of the
county schools. In 1909 over $5,000
was received from the dispensary and
In 1903 not a dollar, but the people
were able and willing to vote over
$22,000 to make up the deficiency. The
total value of school hduses and school
lands has increased from $53,100.00 to
$109,775.00, an Increase of three times
Its value In four years, truly a won
The report shows that the average
salary paid to male teachers has been
reduced from $750 to $G00. The lady
teachers' salaries, however, have been
raised from $280 to $315.
The figures of the county superin
tendent show that there are now two
less schools in the county than there
were in 1909. There are now 72. This]
reduction in the number of schools
docs not in the least indicate a step
backward. On the other hand it in
dicates that this county is doing what
is being done in a Kreat many other
counties at this time, it is reducing
the number of schools but combining
so as to do better work. For instance,
the Trinity school and the Chestnut
Rhine school were combined several
years ago and made Into one school,
the Trinity-Ridge school, and the com
bination has proven so successful that
this district Is now preparing to build
a handsome six thousand dollar build
ing. The school supports a principal
and two assistants. As another ex
ample of the tendency to combine may
be noted the formation of a single
school district out of the Henderson-!
ville, Friendship and Rabun districts to
build a large school house near Hick
ory Tavern and to have a high school
department. So, as a matter of fact,
the reduction in the number of schools
indicate progress rather than rcstro
gession. As proof of this, the figures
of the superintendent show that
where there were 126 teachers In
1909 there are now 138. There aro
4,567 white school children In the
county against 1,199 In 1909.
A noticeable growth is noted In the
average number of days in the school
year. In 1909 the town schools av
eraged 160 days to a session whereas
they averaged In 1913, 176. The c.utn
try schoo'.R averaged In 1909, 100 days
In u session and in 1913, 13S days.
The average number of days in the
1909 session in the county ( town and
country) was 110, while In 191!? it
was 141. The average number of
school days In the session for the
whole state in 1910 was 105.1, accord
ing to a recent report of the Russell
Sage Foundation. From this It will
be seen that Laurcns county is now
away above the average of the state
for 1910 and was considerably above
in 1909, a year previous.
The figures as to the Increase of
school libraries would Indicate that
the children are being encouraged to
read more. Last year the superin
tendent of education offered diplomas
to the school children of the county
who did a certain amount of reading.
Quite a number received the diplomas
and it Is thought that the number will
be considerably increased the coming
I year. The eountey teachers associa
tion is also doing a great deal to fos
ter the reading spirit. The total value
of school libraries in 1909 was $2,120.
In 1913 is noticed a vast increase, the
total valuation being placed at $14,100,
an Increase of nearly seven fold in
Since 1J09 courses in agriculture
have been Introduced In the county
schools. Last year 734 children took
this course. In connection with the
agricultural courses, the schools have
demonstration farms where the voting
farmers are aided and directed by the
county agricultural agent, .Tno. D. W.
At the close of his report, the sup
erintendent sums up the different ac
tivities inaugurated during the period
of time, as follows:
Since 1909 the following school ac
tivities have been inaugurated: Boys'
Corn Club, Girls' Tomato Club, High
School Declaimers (Contest, nigh
School Athletic Meet, Trustees Asso
ciation, County Teachers Association,
County School Journal, Perfect At
tendance Buttons, County School
Fair, Reading Certificates, Ix)cal
School Improvement Associations
In forty six schools, Ijocal Sew
ing and Home Making Clubs, and the
school demonstration farms.
Number of schools. 74 72
Number of teachers. 126 138
Number of pupils enrolled . 4199 4567
Average number of days in session, town schools 150 176
Average number of days In session, county schools 100 138
Average number of days In session for county .... 110 141
Number of houses built. 2 6
Cost of houses built.$ 800.00 % S.300.00
Number of districts paying special school levy - 29 59
Amount of special school levy.% 13,671.15* $ 28,652.07
Total revenue (white and black) .$ 56,981.15 $ 79,552.28
Dispensary money .$ 5,551.00 000.00
Average salary paid male teachers .$ 750.00 $ 600.00
Average salary paid lady teachers .$ 280.00 $ 315.00
Total va'ue of libraries .$ 2,120.00 % 14,400.00
Total value of school houses and lands.% 53,100.00 $169,755.00
Pupils studying Algebra and higher branches - 620 985
Number of children taking Agriculture . 000 784
TO BEGIN LIVK STOCK RAISING.
Chief of Dairy Division Coming to
South Carolina to Start Work.
Washington, July 30.?S. B. H.
Rawl, chief of the dairy division of
the department of agriculture, leaves
here to-morrow afternoon to take up
with Col. Banks and others interested
at St. Matthews on Thursday the mat
ter of organization of a co-operative
association for the initiation of live
stock agriculture in South Carolina.
This will be the first attempt of the
department of agriculture to encour
age, in a substantial way, the live
Ktock Industry of the State. Repre
sentative Lever, who Is responsible for
the idea, said today:
"It Is extremely fortunate that we
have been able to secure the services
of Mr. Rawl for the Initiation of this
important work in the State as chief
of the dairy division of the department
of agriculture; he is, perhaps, the best
equipped man in the service for such
an undertaking and in addition to that,
he Is thoroughly familiar with the lo
cal conditions of the State, being him
self a graduate of Clemson College
and a native of I^exington County.
' "I notice some editorial comments,
particularly in The News and Courier,
expressing some doubt as to our abil
ity to find markets for the live stock
which we may raise. When consid
eration is had of the fact that South
Carolina is nearer Richmond and even
Chicago than most of the live stock
supply points of these cities, I think
the objection disappears. We can
roach Chicago from St. Matthews more
quickly than you can from Austin,
Texas, or Guthdie, Okla. And in fact,
than from most of the centers of the
cattle growing States of the West."
For more than 30 years we have
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A Large Cucumber.
Mrs. James T. Langston, of the
Trlnlty-Rldge community, sent a pres
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days ago in the way of two mammoth
cucumbers. One of them was over |
fourteen inches long and weighed*
three pounds aod five ounces. The j
other one was lightly smaller, but a
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