Newspaper Page Text
VOLUME XXXI. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY APRIL 5, 1916 NUMBER 37
Om00 feQf"fsf"f" " fefCQfQe" fffef ffff0e"00ef"fff"fQeC" 0e0.00e0effeffOeOeC
r fa tn ount
""!"""" """"OOOOOOOQ0000""C" "000}OGe""p""00000 ?OG0 0 0""000000<
Lmiri!11m cit' Nehnnl ( I lalnn n inul_
For the session of 1915-10, there
have been enrolled in the Laurens
city schools 669 white pupils and 309
negro pupils. The average daily at
tendance for white pupils has been
570; for negro pupils 200. There are
two school buildings for white chil
dren in the city: the Laurens Mill
school building and the 'ventral build
ing. In the Laurens M1ill, 187 have
been enrolled and an average daily at
tendance of 124 maintained. In the
Central building, 482 have been en
rolled and an average attendance of
445 maintained. In the Central build
ing there are enrolled -1 country pu
pils, 40 of whom are in the high
school. In both schools, thtbre are en
rolled in the primary grades :300 pu
pils, in the grammar grades 2.1.1 pu
1)1s, and in the high school grades 127
pupils. .l I . L. I 'arkInson is super
intendent of all the schools in the
city and following are the names of
the teachers: I aurent mill school,
Miss Mlary Simpson ltrincipal and
teacher of the third aid fourth grades,
Aliss Irene Ray second grade, and .\Miss
Annie Clardy fIrsl grade; (ctral
school, lrs. It. l,. .lones first grade,
.\Miss Floride iliar er second grade,
liss Ella llolahd 11111(1 gradeiss
Mary Belle BIabb fourth grade. .\Miss
Rebecca I)ial fourth and fifth grades,
.iiss liittle lIichards lifth grade, .\liss
('orrinne Agnew sixth grade, Airs.
Emm1a oper seventh giade girls, .\Ir.
It C. Hilton seventh grade boys; high
school, Miss Isillian Kibler English,
Miss Belle Nickels Mathematics, Miss
Fannic Creighton Latin and German;
and Mr. P. D. fluff History.
During the session, the school ath
letic association has made and ex
pended $75.00. One hundred dollars
for payment on rifles for the military
company has also been made through
different school activities.
Through the co-operation, support,
and free services of the doctors and
dentists of the city, pupils of the first
seven grades were offered the privi
lege of medical inspection in the
schools last October. Out of 54.1 pu
pils enrolled in these seven grades,
520 desired and were given the physi
cal examination. Two report blanks
were filled for each pupil examined.
One report was kept. by the school
and one was sent to the pupil's par.
ents. Of the 520 pupils examined, .1:30
needed to consult a physician or dent
ist. The results of the medical inspce
tion have been very satisfactory.
Uipon invitation, eleven local men
have spoken in ('1hatpel this session up
oil certain phases of Ilygiene, &:nita
tion, (itizenship, and lteliglon.
Four itcen special progrmn :ave
been givel in 'h:apel by diffecii
grades this session. Eight of thesie
interesting irograllims hIve beet at
tended by the pibidb. I'lle programl1s
where based upon such suibie(ts as
''halksgiving. Christmlas, lealth Day.
and the a lirtiri0 ies of lt births of
noted Anleric an .
Three public plays have beon givens
in the school auditorium this session.
In .lanuary. the tenth grade ptupils
gave their parnIts a reception in the'
audlitorlom. Dr1. II. N. Snyder, \11'.
.W. IT. Tiand, Mr. Ja . IT. Sullivan .And
1liss Wil Lou Gray lalde intresting
talks at this reception on "The Ad
vantlages of a it leventh Grade."
Two inlllitaly c'o)1all its composed
of about 3 seventh grade and high
school boys are drilled on the school
ground for Iwenty minutes every day
by Mir. 1t. C, Ilillion, seventh grade
tea('her. Ti. boys are very mII'W ill
terested in the military complany.
'I'le high school courses of siudy
were reorganlized last, fall and now
offer four years of Itigh school work
instead of lbIe. The new courses
also provide for a classical course and
it ComlmerciaI course. U'pon enitering
lehool, a plup ill may ('hoose for himsell
which course he or' she will take
About -10 p1er centt oIf the Puills htavt
chosen the commerictcial course.
Tlhie strong hIgh school footbal
teaml was not scored upon last fall b3
a hight school team. The track teany
is now in training for the county and
Literary society work this yeai' i
limited to tent h.grade pupils who are
doing excepthi ally fine work 1i
declamation, recItation and deblate.
'10ighteen boys and twenty glrls are
enrolled in the tenth grade this year
A majority of these pufls say thta
they will take thme elevent'h 'gtade worl
in the high school next session.
Th~e high school girls'have an actlys
basketball team and an enthusiasti
Through the effoi'ts o6f the TYoren
Mill school teachers, a mothers' oht
conmposed of 26 membeors has bee
organized. ThIs club baos fittfed u
pwith curtainis. a .drugget, table, an
shelves, a room which is .heing use
,for a community library This librt"'
which is Ion .tle second floor of lh
mill school building now has in it 13'
'1'he Lautens Mill school kindorgal
t n which is under the direction
fatts Wr'$'ndes ,Thames:.haa..'eiroll
thi sessian 101 chIldren,. This ki
t'dvrEa.ten lat taught .in a -large Wel
flited,. ' well-equiipned ,room of ,f
'int schob1 buildingt. The blaci
Type of H'uildi
named school rec
board borders which now consist of
soldier boys and golden and crimson
tulips vary with the seasons and are
always a source of delight to the chil
dren. Last fall each kindergarten pu
pil planted a hyacinth hulb, which be
came a beautiful blooming plant by
'hristmas. At the children's Christ
mas party each child presented Ihis
hyacinth to hils mother. Then ice cream
was served to the children- who also
carried home with Ihem presents from
In Novcmie'r the School Iin row
m11"n t assoc'iationl };a\'r anl oyster" 1a1
i- at the school house clearii.. I .'.
The( following impilrovrnntsl. h1ave
sinie b een una e: th ti l well h '
boxed, covered aiid itted with n w
hliuck( a id robe, inr (lil' d, all I -
en wndow panes replaced. water fuinn
tain fixed, new stovi tre Iouht and ii e"
stove iip's for both sloiveC, ni4w (ur
tains for stap, new hyloI'late il
board and :some suppleenitary 'rt al
cmrs :oiuglt for the schloo library.
Thsaiikg l ivinIg DIay, WCIistm 1as anidll
Washington's bithday were celebrat
t'd Wit i ap r'priat e exericl('y. One
Sfrmlieris in'eing was held at the
school house. Mluch interest is man
ifested in the schools by patrons and
children, the total enrollment being
-t with an average last month of :U
and almost that since Christmas. The
two teah('e's in charge of the school
are Miss I.,idle Sloan, principal, and
M iss Laura Wilgo, assistant. The
trustees are It. T. Cunningham, N. .1.
Andersoni and P1. It. Halley.
TIel( school rIms eight monthis.
The pupils, parents and every one
that. Is interested in I i'ineeton school
shoul he glad and feel honored to
fay that the teachers with the help
of the School imp tro)vemenilt Assoctia
tion, have done more toward hiel ping
build upl OUr' school thiiis yeari Ithan
any other. I feel sure they are-for'
they' have proved It by their attenid
Ianee to the celebrations and exer'clses
we have had during the session.
The proceeds of tno box party and
cake walk that was given Thanksgiv
PEN AND INK
AritIoe, uha sse
TIMNITY RIDGE BUILDING.
ng at Trinity Ridge, Hickory Tavern an
ently won a state prize.
ing amounted to $55.25, not consider
ing the pleasure it afforded the young
We also had nice exercises Christ
mns, that were givon by the entire
school, Which ended in at "surprise
tree' for the pupils, from the teach
The pupils of the high school gave
a play and raised $1S.,It, this au14Ilnt
togecther with that whih 4was raised
Thanksgiving. Went for n. 1v desks.
chairs and p icture's. wh"i chI :ahl ery'
(u111h to the looks of 11h1" iteriMi( or of
(Nr11 literI:ir s cet s hi onw
i! halts t)elelanted T imk rod '(i I inlu4lay
(for4 which it ws n:imt I. iw; liter
v ith W1i n1tn'. 4 - 1 aitI (':11
ha:un1's. W\'1 findt it a rei he nr1 t to
1. 11 "1-1 .. r \\1.1 . 1 ''' 1 ''
The nutui "r t f po'rc e t artteml:In r
I'it '' ' W .III \'(v to I'' 1'e l !;:i
!:mu w\illi e c!!'ht.
:4r1ew erton School,
since our last eduentioat l iss'te, we
have 1nde several improVenl its on
The two WiiidoWs at the front e11
were inke'n out and put on the side.
which makes (f011' on the side and141 I wo
at the rear. an1 new hylopllate boards
extend the entire length of the front
of the room,
We had a "11915" party on Thank;
giving e'enin;g and raised $ 12:.0 with
which we Painted the inside of our
huihding. We also had a 1laUy "Th'
Iliir of .1t. Vernon" On1 the night of
Vi hruary 2 thi and raised 11:$11 0, wih
14which a te:cher':, desk wa4'" s boutght
and the rest Went for eC'xend(itur(s.
Our Calhoun literary socilety has
held several puhlie me1etin1s, and the
educational seems to be pretty good.
We hav1 e eliht tertfect attend(o)nec
luils as~ 4 follows: Mamie l(Reeves, (Cor
ne011a WoodA, Maidi.e Vau ghnl, Tilllie
R ledden, Minnie Muirff, liuth Davis,
INellie Redden and Thelmn Carlisle.
0O11 teachlers are Miss Minnie WVal
lace and Misn Sudlie Medlock. who
have taught here for three andl four
inti aaohadiei a 4tai
di E4den. Theii last
\"any improvemenits have been made
at lt hany during th2Is year. A hand
some new school hottse has been built
costinag about $3i,000. It Is a large build
lng consIsting of fouir large class
t iom, tw halls, fot cloak tooms
ain( a library. The two rootus in the
dCnt oft the ull'dinig have foling
dloor's twee Itttn they 'an be
ued as ai audIioium. The t tside
at lhe builitng is id ea da I an
and/ i a lirary he two rom in the1:
h i: Vorf Ire iii 1(1 ad te oig
dor nretn. n1 ess he alb
.sd asih alldcri te ie tilatth
of4 t Lzuiil a tisut-h a lihti I , a I'm
\tItl I- lt' (P. S it (0 (i a ndzilg 1: lie aso
ol'u p irm te nt as il tti on was.i ta O li: -lt
. ed a1 ('Itflitw 11 ont i .li . t as i iule
sI. a I rmi w l4ts. l aet r ha le -
ht Sta..e el h ou for ttipt'o)h-windtu theso
1st4iet l htaitv a n Ight lsoe ol paii
th :::t i thh f 1.'t ihs in atd ii u hy
I> :1t'(4.11 i lv tlteu; t'ao't ha fIt -oar
l'l, ele. Slinc organizin , te asso
i n i imn ha. i llti:, iied t. ('. ' 1t
Ia :nut lo Itht year we havi 'hal tb'o
o~y -ter Supp~iers, Thanksgiving exercis
es. a hlristals tree and b' ristmas
e'0rtises, ext r is s on W1 a, hington,
1.e a aLneti's of bItrthdaly. In Feb
ua iss r' t'Inn iezabeth I ixon, pre t id nt
of Stati Shool Improvement .\so
inyion and .liss W i Loul (ray visit
(-d Ils and gave ver'y interesting; talks
lO heaol le. t or' e o th thi. win
te'r and last winte'r lte teachetrs" of our
school taught a1 night schIool for Ihi
be1"netit of It pteoplen of the ennu11nniy.
iie t inte4rest was takenl in it. thlis
Is ptrovent by the fact tha,1 forty-onlt
pup!ils wore 'n rolled.
I'T re wvill bie twelve' p upils in oil!
.wchool whlo will gret pterteet attend1
ane' bulo,; . as follows: ('harle'
('ook, ewey C'ooper, 111unter Th'lackh
stun. Rosa Stephens, (,race Cooper
(,oldie l'atton, Nellie C'oolotr, ill
Cooper, Ruth Iywards, Nell ('ook
Thby preacers of roeay schoolr
Many IIibtovemnents have been made
in our school this session, When
school began here there were no lights
in the building, the auditorium was
not heated, only a few books in the
library. the floors were not oiled and
only one room contained shades. We
had no dictionary. Now we have the
building lighted upstairs and down.
The at(ditoritum has been heated and
all the lower floors have been oiled,
Shades and curtains have been pur
chased for classroomns. In addition to
the library we have- liiir(hased su pple
mentary reader.; for all griades, and
a large dictionary and stand.
We have one of tle iost lively
School imiproVtnenit Associations in
the county. This association haidl for
the books, oiling of Iloor~s, bouight Iwo
handsonme tbic'tiurs fr each ('lass
room, a chair and table f'or one class
room, and a nice oil stove to be used
at the entertaininents, besides many
oflote' necessary and isefill things fIm
the class moOns.
1''lowcrs have n.I planted inl til1
yard to adid to -beauty of Ihe
.:ounds. Thm ;tS:ai ation hlas raimic
this year on lindred and liienti' dol
lbirs. 1)11rin'. thlis tainl w\e have h1;n1
sl ( et ral pubi bli e nlertlaiin enti s. -i'il-It
a I lahbbw 'en ( 'lb l'' . ''hankl sa: ivjin'. ''
er(ise,, C. ris tias erci-es ini
W\ashingtfon and Lincol'n exerc'ie-.
We have the niitipuilsor'y eden tionail
law\ in force. and 'verybody takes an
interest in the school.
Names of the pupils who will get
perfect alteind'ine hiittons this year
are, I Vrginia G'ray, Sa rah hVliam, Wi!
liam Wh 11iam. Lake Gray, .leru Ma
I haffey. Edin lholder, Elizabeth Iold
We have two teachers, Misses
Genie Aiken and Bessie Turner.
Ebernezer is one of the few one
teacher schools of Laurens county. A
movement was set on foot last year
to consolidate this schol wit i the Pat
ton school, but. ended inl a coiplete
failure. This being abandoned, a plan
is nowi' being formed to erect a modern
two-rooin building on the present site.
.\Iany needed iinprovelients have al
ready been made aniong which are new
shatIes, forty-iive dollars worth of
slippleinentary readers and library
books, water cooler and individual
driik ng cups, shelves, also a c'roltbiet
set, hat racks and eightly dollar-s worth
of sini le desks abnld pictures. .\ Sicbool
limpfrobelbbint .\5o5iit hm 1 was '1raii
ized il N ol el l i I,, wlib ha:t
rl~b lyl b8b bneitb d our i t liol, not on;,lb
ibblian-b ially, iut l:i lly. .\ S ibib tlit i.
11'1d b -: h 1lon111, ,i ilb l atbb b it Ille -ibi -
huls or tlh,- h nefb1( ' :bine ib l er.
.\!b 4i y ter spi rI alld fib h :-t' lb Ii,
lu o alread.\ I In 'rmed. n hlih- \\i'
l-.ii i ti t! biln e (t ' i bi ' I . -I .I (;
ali I i yb' s la T H at n: r:
tn i 01rd r o extbb nd tiI - I l
tterln of oulr school.
Omr :-choo(l \\:1: 1,m1 of thIe few" n 1b,-h
rI'll-td a bale of colton.thus111 iaking: "
total of $110,,50I, to be used inl beha1.l:
of 0111 school.
We (Iinot thank (bitt i'ste's: .\. .1.
lIanihes and11 b. .1. W hite too 11114uth for
their unliring ef'fortIS for our 1 1i0
torts. .\ay the day sbon sotle, iw hen
we will have 1b ,< hool h iH v e shall
all be iroud.
''hose r'eceivinig ll('ect ull'nenbhlbin
butt, S are I. e :1ib n .. .1. lilh .b
.li.. alot eln .lone,. ai ll o t wIot ll :i,
un1d(hi nine years1( of alilt W\i e ha e an
enr Solnaii of :It . .\Ii ( t li' '. i'btish iSo
heria t, of \'rieenlwot'ld, iS th' leia(< t i:'.
s ic l ltIini. School.
hin e .ll y 1. 19 l, l the tr u Sti s of
Fleing school hae hogl ht Iwo tires
of lamd on which t buihia new School
house. They have hored at well on
this land and have 1iniIt a piuop in it.
A ToSchool hasmroledtet-ot
papilrganize hin ashighr. This ss-nt
grade.n ha helldan reutr met
since thte. nl has~ rattednli
wich wbill Obe uedil for Miss new'gch
Th Msholhs h~bed Scholcmeig
Thnksgrng Cstma , Wasd'Ohfoig
11n-1 trhay aind oelenltMarc ih a
en i'o schn of ta wenroi e nt-one u i s '
pup'il andha ae hi lg as thie stteni
gr'ade L21iola elle ad Ltherl~lC lilet
son avte onbyserect atteandavn
puils. ourt Ceanerip isay .\argare
t Mushvea gerodu coot.een
e, whichrhve scoo open~aed for th
n915-o6 trneplarberhoo worhka
aty hl be ginn iing ofth te Ans-r
been frewarkay oosnever aeay
. e sent i bevenhakg.i
No extensive iplroveinelnts havo
been mrade here since the first of last
.1tly. We have recently e(li linip ed
both rooms with Ilylo ila te hiack
boards, whicb mtakes our board work
mnore efficient and satisf'ac'tory. PFif
tCen dollars worth of s1p11(ienw4ntary
readers hatve been bought and 'laced
in tihe school library. 'I hose teaders
were bought and installed by iiitnils
of state and county aid.
The School IIll lrovelnen t A.soc'it
tion and the School toget11(1' gave a.
box suipper and I rve entertainment Oni
the iight of 1)eeeither rd.
Twenty-seven dollars and a halt!
was raised on Ihis oc casion4. Six dlo.
tlars of this was paid oilt WIor Ihe new
blackboards. one dollar and torty
('ells was Iakeii Iro11 this 11no4twV anld
1sel to iake o t t1he life Ioi0 used
ii t uyiIg tl sull l1ein en11 ary re1 adlers.
The students ai::d i hree 1o1 lar1 anlt
sixty cents of the iv e 1101d 4ir.
The entertainlment luentiotwd abI( o
is1 ti on :e public eIeris 1li4 has
'( hi. M n;rr1 l lit ('tlaIgh ' -0!. i 11
r . hoo d,(" 4 :1 the masin h aa
jurity" of llt " sl (tueal ha .'41 w (r,
aib11fu1l i and Ia Miss 1 xlc . i'' ln
1 I"Iets. 1Aa 111 le theIat(((i. nee
has'15 be-en go t. It is a litt 1i 'Ilt
lid e 1rsna owing so ol. : il ;r tn t i:rn
work. The following ha:so n .. e ri-i c1r
feetI in attevndancl e to dateI: .\dd(ie
i(i son, Catherin e O inipson \\-i 1i
o iison, Nellie Simpson, .Ma rg art;
'iluPson, Loula IL.\le W\ood, 111110
Wood. Arthu r Wood and(1 Annie I Lo
C. is. McCrary is in charge of 1te
school, assisted by .\iss E~llen Abramls,
Trinity-Ridge Schooi. .
During the year 1915-11;, Many im
pirovements have been made at Trinity
Rlidge rutral graded school. The build
Ing, which is a wooden structure, con
tains t'ourt' ,lass rooms, a large Audi
toriumi, halls, basement, library and
d1ressing rooltns. Thel( house is paint
ed dark red on the outside4 with whito
trimings. The walls inside ar
plastered, the ceilings aited over
head. and Ilhe wainsconting walnut
The following ftrnlitu r ha1 s been
placed inl the building duingthe ;,, ur
r('nt year: moaks, window'r shades,
1:44 , ahlinet For weight. and meas
ulres. carla4ins fur autier': t chair's
f(,1o lItg'. :n t1111 l a ; a a 1 b4111)'
!(">oks for thc 14: 44(45. TI' -! 't ;11:41
t, -''t ip(1 o1 ni ni4, tl.; in14111: 1 ' ih' uIIt..
lI t :0 bi 1.t. p(''lla : Il . t (,'t
varii o I kiin. ; 1 (In i tl" ii
li i4 t't4 ' P l(_14 1 ally 141 U'. , 1.'-i
!iin li t I ( 'a tl rIt til i1' 1 n l o tl
i aiii 1'.( . bou t i ! T h 1'
(d"-i1 '' ' t' 1 A o It re t'-t d - i Tt ht
h.1111 i h t t':'re :. !.1 nu( 1,1 ti: 1it::1
b'et ish1 of how to i hti Ill' h11
sc('hool. The onaoril rai-,';i lIt ' l l r11'
1(i l h )(,i i i'rCm io e w a i' ( t1 (0lly 1 1 11
dred doIllars and the a111(1(nt ex:( ndell
for the aurn uro llentioned sixo was
abo1ut eightly dllars.
haerve a een oti'tv ;bl: uet
ins. haoi ee'n heW at 1h( In tmol
llwil ily of 'egltarttl.y o e a alt th. The
mo a'inin are of a o idl amd iluSiness
natcr. Oo disi u :s:s Ilte dlite:---nll :1'111
T ho1nta forl4 of ile ha0e11'1; ('11 a1 re
1 1 ('1'n1ea ( ni' 1 ti' ay 11 ilt have- It -i
of the schoi ol I: l ht1(1 te '( ucl 4thing [0.
On C e51lmlber :" schio $ p1.nWd with
an1 lurll s1nieIn eat of four pupils ' O1) I'
Ilnelm irtd, we had a Chris 11t, trao
nd exrcises. A large' rary i'tended
patrn and. fien wo r 11 .t,.e muoh g t 1 r
havfet atenron enut of ss .\I
0.ach Pun o Is our teacher. Msr 1
reua cool Sokie havel. ld
ScOr schooy iSuae n prechng
twind moevrthn enedih