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WORK FOR EDLUCATION
IN UOOD COMMUNITY
Splendid School Found Near Gray
Court Where Children' and Adults
The following article, concerning the
Youngs school in this county, ap
peared In The State last Sunday:
"Gray Court, March '1.-Gushing out
from the rocks of a subaltern range
of mountains, the foothills of the Blue
Ridge. is a bold, picturesque little
stream that gathers force and volume
as it flows onward in its course to the
sea. The Indians gave it the musical
name of Enorce, "the place of the
muscadine." In its southeasterly flow
it reaches a point where it becomes
the dividing line between Spartanburg
and Laurens counties. In the upper
part of Laurens county, and stretchig
along the Enoree river for a distance
of 20 miles lies Young's township.
'This township is oblong being not
over six miles in width. In the can
tre of this township two important
lines of roads cross, and the place of
crossing has been knowns as Young's
Store for more than 100 years. This
was the home place of 'Dr. John
Young, a member of a prominent and
wealthy family, whose name the
township bears, lie was a large plant
er. physician, merchant and postmas
"Other families of equal prominehce
lived nearby, which made this com
munity, in ante-bellum days, noted for
the line character of its citizens, their
courtly manners and abotnding hos
pitality. Descendants of some of these
old families still live here. while many
other-, have purchased valuable prop
erties, moved in, and are now aiding
in iving tone and sentiment to our
commun( i I ty life. 'T'hey are quick to
grasp ad utilize all possible means for
the higher development of our social,
moral, intellectual and industrial
life. These efforts, being rightly di
rected ,are bringing things to pass.
In no line of cooperative work is the
spirit of progress so strikingly man
ifested as in the development of edu
"''The school is the pride of the com
munity. With a comfortable build
Ing of five rooms, with modern equip
ment; an enrollment of 100 ,and three
of the very best teachers to be found,
places it in the front. as an active
agent in working out a higher, nobler
life for our people. In addition to
the ordinary taxes for school pur
poses, there is a special tax of S
mills which enables the school to run
for a period of eight months.
"This intense interest in the cause
of education, the strong effort made
to place every child of school age in
the school, brings the sentiment of the
community into perfect harmony with
that fine idea of Rousseau that 'every
child has the right to be trained for
life.' Miss Minnie Eubanks, Miss
Edna Clayton and Miss Janie Harris
are the teachers of this school, and
they bring to bear on their work the
prevailing forces of thoroughly train
ed minds. Their energy, zeal, their
devotion to their work; their ability
to rightly 'teach young ideas how to
shoot,' has secured the hearty in
dorsement of tr'ustees and imtrons.
I'lenentary studies in agriculture
are conducted and in connection
with this we have a small experiment
al farm worked by the students. They
have recently sold $150 worth from the
the products of this little farm, and
it is now planted to a crop which will
yield $200 or more.
Last year the teachers, unmindful
of their own comfort, and the extra
work it would impose, opened a night
school for the beneflt of adults who
in earlier life had been denied educa
tional opportunities. The results were
Fifteen were enrolled and progress
was made. This winter the night
school was reopened with a larger en
rollment. The zest of these men dis
played for hard work was an inspira
tion. Spelling, reading, writing and
arithmetic were taught. Greater suc
cess resulted from this second session
of the night school as a large number
of the students had made a good start
on the educati..nal road one year ago."
l'ress Sees Issue Clearly Drani. Of
Great I mport niiice,
L~onclon, AI arch -1.-Few thIngs
short. of an actual military vletory
could have given tie Birit':h press
greater satisfaction than 1'residetiI
Wilson's victory it the senate.
'T'he Maanc hester Guardian regards
editorially that Germany, having fail
ed to convince the ('nited tates, ap
parengly will ignore Icent;nen't. in
that country. It continues:'
"Germany has now definitely as
sumed the line that she is within her
rights and means to abide by the (on
seqeunecs. If American citizens lose
their lives she will make no ayology
or promise of amendment.'
The Guardian says It lean not
imagine that Americans will accept
"such a reversion to absolute bar
barism" and therefore regards the de
cision of the senate as having the
All London afternoon papers com
ment on the size of the vote to table
the Gore resolution. The Pall Mall
Gazette says President Wilson's dif
ficulties have not been appreciated
fully here and that it will be possible
to judge the magnitude of his victory
in the light of these difficulties.
at Pw De --
New Shipment U tr snwrsln
of . P New Spring Skirts.
LAVJ dent with all the beau- a r I it!
tiful things for spring wear ready ................*$.0 * to *5.
Middie Blouses. and we are mighty anxious
IBiggest and best stock we have ev- to have you call and in- New Spring Waists.
e. shown .. .. .. .. ...>0o and $1.01 soto th$ t3
speCt them. show of beautiful ie-w % aists n
Beautiful Laces,"" " "". .. '" ""s
Prettiest of the season-just arriv
ed and ready for your inspe'ction, N
0 __ New Spring Corsets.
Spring Dress Goods. In this department we are better
5' Drss G ods.fixed to ill your wants than cever.
We have a remarkable collection of ifxe tlo
the newest dress goods now on dis- -
All Linen Torchon Lace
0 Chambray Special. Au pure unen aorehen case, some
1 ~thing; rare andl remarkable v alue at Se
Special lot of Chambray in blue, t
pink, brown and gray at, per yd .07 1.2
Apron Ginghams. Towel Bargains.
.Just reeeived flue selection of Apron -- o inil htave to ste" our Towels to
(Ginghams, staple checks, vorth ore, apprevinte their wouderful value.
buimt. on!)'............... ... ..05 II -. " ..
Silk Hosiery. New Curtain Goods.
*I.cic aek ( t '.1kllc ehavie iiioielit to The lust we hav livii offre a'.Ci01( theIli
"ive entire satisfaction. price . . .. . 1 .3(- and ' c
Spring Low Shoes. Spring Low Shoes.
"Selby Shoes are better" this ex- Are here in all the wanted leathers
plains it all. You are wanted here to and styles also a showing of high
make you' selectIon. ('ome. Lace hoots in Patent, Kaid and White
tria - - - - - SeomCanvas.
DESTROY CORN STUBBLE
Farmers Can Reduce Damage from "
Corn Stalk Borer by Turning Your Cash Buys More Goods of the Better Kind
Under Stubble in Fall. at This Store. Sold for Less for Cash.
Corn stubble should not be allowed
to stand in the field all winter undis
turbed. The corn stalk borer Is one
of the "reasons" for this. This insect
is one of the most notorious corn
pests of the South and evidence of its
work can be seen in practically any iR OEC
corn field at harvest time. It is the
cause of the holes that may occur in
any portion of a stalk.
The corn stalk borer remains as a Ready-to-wear Specials
larva, or worm, in the base of corn
stubble 'beneath the ground during the
winter. Farmers do this Insect a
great favor, therefore, when the'y let
their corn stubble stand undisturbed 3U tS
in the flold during fall and winter.
Destroying corn stubble is not very
ea.;y, except on modernly equipped
farms where there ia sufficient hiorso
ed under thoroughly. There is, there- W e now
fore, some temptation to leave it un
disturbed. Flut the advantages of tatv u b r n S is ad C as
turning stubble are such that a farm- Lv i S i ar C oats.
Turning it under helps very much in
reducing the corn stalk biorer for
the next season.
eWhere thorough turning cannot be , per and snappy,
practiced, there are other methols
such as "busting out" the stubble and
Su t h t u u lyhauling it t-o tho compost heap for rot-se l f o$1 . 0 t $3
ting. By another method, after the
corn is gathered, stalks, stubble, and
everything else may be "busted out," our plan g eL to for
raked into heaps and, after a few
weeks for drying, burned. In experi
mental work a very large percentage a difference that's worth sa g
of corn stalk borer larvae (worms)
was destroyed during winter where
the stubble was plowed out and left
exposed o th'e weather. Snappy Spring Coats $3.95 to $12.75.
But when these methods are. prac
ticed by farmers only here and there,
much. The control of the corn etalk
borer depends upon the co-operative
action of the farmers of a community.
The fact must also be, borne in
mind that it is an extravagant prac
tice to let corn fields lie Idle and ex
posed during the winter months, not D a v i s
only on account of these insect pests,
but also on account of the loss from
washing and leaching of soils.
A. F. CONRADI, LAURENS' STORE
Professor of Entomology,
Clemson Agricultural College.
To Pay Election Managers.
Ross D. Young, county treasurer,
stated Saturday that all election man- .
agers of the rural police election held The Difference in Your Buy for Cash and
in i i-I Will himo aild by him:: on the Saving will r-ount up. Save a art.
sentation of claims properly sigred by
the county supervisor. lie requests
that the claims be presented inne
diately so that the matter may be fin
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