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THE TENNESSEE TIMES :i CO N SOL ID AT r 1896 OR08BVILLE OHHONIOL VOL. XXIX. CROSSVILLE. TENNESSEE. WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 6, 1 915. NO. I ACCIDENTALLY KILLED, Roser Hinch bhoots Mimseil with a Shotgun and Death Resulted Monday. Roarer Hinch. the 14-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Vance Hinch, Pomona, accidentally shot himself in the right side with a shot gun Saturday fore noon. He died Monday morning and the remains were taken to Melvine yesterday for interrment. It seems the boy had been out hunt ing in the morning and about nine o'clock he came to an old mill site about one-fourth mile from home. There was an old platform there and while standing on it he set the butt of the gun down and it slipped through a Crack in the platform and struck the hammer causing the gun to fire. The load struck him about three inches to the right of the navel and ranged up ward tearing a dreadful hole in his Bide, severing two or three ribs and the shot and wads entered the chest just under the ribs. The bowels pro truded and he held them in his hands while he walked to the home of a neighbor a short distance away. Doctors Lewis and Mitchell were called and dressed the wound, removed shot and wads as far as they were able. In the effort to reach and clease the wound they were forced to sever two ribs. No hope was entertained for the recovery of the boy from the first. Owing to the severity ot the wound the only surprise seemed to be that he survived as long as he did. Ex-Sheriff Hinch and wife lost a son last fall by typhoid and this coming so soon falls with crushing weight on them, 'i he deepest sympathy was felt WHAT THE HIGH SCHOOL HAS COST AND WHAT IT HAS DONE IN THREE YEARS Receipts and Expenditures of CUMBERLAND COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL. RECEIPTS. Estimate. 1911-12 1912-13 1913-14 1914-16 Tax aggregate $1145.06 $1145.06 $1596.03 $2260.42 Appropriation from county funds $750.00 1538.46 1000.00 County and circuit court clerks 53.97 50.72 140.84 140.84 State under Chapter 264 672.44 678.05 1820.40 2400.00 All other sources 331.10 326.96 84.36 200.00 Total $2952.57 $3739.25 $4641.63 $5001.26 EXPENDITURES. Salaries, Principal and Teachers $2360.00 $2320.00 $3010.00 $3840.00 Janitor, fuel and light 122.39 149.61 150.00 Buildings, grounds and repairs 101.34 63.40 54.06 400 00 Furniture and fixtures 52.85 150.00 All other expenses 331.12 253.71 872.03 750.00 Total $2792.46 $2759.50 $4138.55 $5290.00 1-2 i and every kit nat co Some weeks ago the writer was asked to set forth in the columns of the Chronicle an article showing what advantages were being furnished to the students of the Cumberland County High School, by the advanced work, which is now a med on there and also what financial advantages come to our school as the re.ult of this advanced work. This we s hall attempt to do. In doing so it nay be necessary to bring to notice other subjects whjch may seem in no way related thereto, but which in some sense have a bear ing upon the standing of the school institutions. She has in her state uni versity one of the oldest institutions west of the Allegheny mountains and the largest state institution in the whole Southland. A few years ago she provided for three normal schools for white stu dents and one for her colored popula tion. These are scattered over the state where they may best serve the needs of the various sections of the state. I She has also at Nashville the great friends. that in 1911-12 the High School recei ved from the state funds $672.44, in 1912-13 from the same source $678.05. while in 1913-14 we received $1820.40. Now how has this extra help from the state been secured? By maintain ing a first class school. What consti tutes a first class school? One that employs at least four teachers giving i their entire time to such work, carries four years' of work above the eighth grade, maintains departments of Agri culture and Domestic Economy with specially prepared teachers for these departments and all teachers approved by the state officials. The Cumberland County High School meets all these requirements. By so doing the state last year gave our school$1147.96 moie than two years be fore. Only one more teacher was em ployed last year than two years before and paying for the additional salary the balance to the credit of the school fund, amounted to $547.96. For the year 1914-15 we have added a specialist in Agriculture. By the Smith-Lever Bill the school arranging for its agricultural department in ap- Droval of the U. S. Department ot Agriculture, can have Federal aid for that department of its work. Our school has made such arrange ments. Three-fourths of the time ot the demonstrator must be given to work outside of the school proper, and only one-fourth to teaching classes within the school. we have secured for this work, as well as for our Domestic Economy, teachers approved and recommended by the officials of the State University and U. S. Department of Agriculture. By so doing the U. S. Department of Agriculture this year aids us to the extent of $400. Ihis added to the ap 1912 13 $2320.00 $678.05 1641.95 1913-14 $3010.00 1820.40 1914-15 $3840.00 2400.00 $1440.00 Peabody College, an institution which she shares with the nK)BrAatrons Imb the. state, which are rain $1189.60 You can see from the above that the actual amount paid for teachers' sal aries fron our county funds has been less each succeeding year for the past three years and while the figures for 1914-15 are partially an estimate. $1900 of the $2400 is now available and the othe" promised, and should we be fortunate enough to get half of the ad ditional promise the expense for teach ers' salaries to the county will be no more than it was in 1911-12, when no eleventh or twelfth grade work was taught and no work at all done in in dustrial lines or in 1912-13 when no twelfth grade work was done and only one class in Domestic Economy was given. The i.bove figures ought to satisfy every intelligent person's questions with regard to why it is necessary to maintain as large a teaching force as is done in our school. These hfciires, with ths exception of the estimate for the pre tent year, are all taken from the county Superintendent's reports, which j. re sent to the State Superin tendent for publication in the reports of the s tate, and no attempt has been made to draw any conclusions from them which are not justified. Now may we add a little as to the work of the chool. The State Super visor of Industrial Work, Prof. M. W Robinson, wrote in his report of visit to our school last year, "I haven't found setter work in the state." He also said he had not found better ois- cinline. The work for the fall term was even better than tor the previous year. More enthusiasm, was shown for genut B havu work than the write hat rel gra umj PLEASANT HILL. Monday Kev. L. P. Smith, Mrs. James Cooley, Mrs. Jay Stanley and Miss Lizzie Baker went to Kingston for medical treatment. They resumed Wednesday. Saturday Mr. and Mrs. Dan Wheel er, of Crab Orchard, and Mrs. Wheel er's brother, George Pottur, of Ham len, lnd., came here to see Mr. and Mrs. H. U Potter. It is the first time that George Potter has been to visit bis people in thirteen years. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Noland, of Clays ville, came to visit Mrs. Noland 's par ents. They returned home Monday. Sunday at 12 o'clock Mr. Roy Losh baugh, of Crossville,' and Miss Fannie Blaylock , of this place, drove to Esq. Frey's and were married. t on Hill and his neice, Mrs. Ed Ben nett, of Smith Chapel, passed through here enroute to Kingston. Miss Hattie Kan.sej. who has been Bick for the past four weeks, U able to sit up some now. Her sister, wno nas been here helping care tor Miss Hat tie, for the nast two weeks, returned home Friday. I.elsie Frev returned home from Kingston yesterday. Roise Montgomery, of Litton, brought his daughter, Miss Bessie, and son Lee here Friday to enter school. Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Lundy spent Thursday with Mr. Lundy s sister, Mrs. Tom Stanley. A. C. Ramsey made a business trip to Crossville last week. Clint Anderson went to Pomona Road Saturday. , t Jan. 4. U. and I. M. E. CHURCH, SOUTH. Preaching, 11:00 a. m. and 7:00 p. m. on second Sunday of each month, and 7 :00 p. m. every fourth Sunday. Sunday school, 10:00 a. m. every Sunday. Grover C. Peek, superinten dent. Miss Ethel Keyes, organist. Everybody invited to attend. Church is on Main street, north of dCPOt' Rev. N. B. Taylor, P. C. In district four of the forest service, with headquarters at Ogdcn, Utah, lightning caused 36 per cent ot this year's tires and campers 27 per cent, A small railroad operating an oil burning locomotive on the Tahoe na tional lorest, California, had a break down during the past summer and burned wood instead of oil for one day. On this day fifteen fires started along the right of way. During the preced ing year, only one fire occurred near the railroad and it was not thought that the engine was responsible for that one. - complishes any thing.worthy of the name of a school. Some school are supported by taxation wholly Some are supported in part by taxa tion and are depedent for their further support upon benevolent contributions and tuition paid by pupils. Some are supported entirely by benevolent con tributions and students are given the advantages of such institutions with out any cost on their part There are many places where such schools as the latter are the only ones which can exist owing to the depen dence of the people. There may'have been a time when such schools were necessary in Cum berland. county owirigto conditions then existent, which have since largely pas sed away. lo continue schools of that kind when the conditions are such that they do not demand it, may be and no doubt is, an absolute detriment. The furn ishing of something to anyone else without a just and equal compensation therefor whether it be a piece of bread and butter from the back door or the opportunities of an education given to an able-bodied individual, may rob that person of his independence and make him a menace to society by reducing him to pauperism. Our almshouses and penal institutions are filled with people who have tried to maintain themselves without giving a just compensation for what they have received, and our educational institu tions, the foundation of our indepen dence as a nation and as individuals, should be the last place to toster any thing that would have a tendency to make young people dependent rather than independent. Many schools of the second class are in existence and are doing a splen did work. The paying of a a tuition of some sort gives a feeling to the stu dent that he has a right to the oppor tunities furnished him, that he is on equality with every other student and no matter what may be the bank ac count of the other fellow, he has paid for his privileges and must make use of them. The other class is the one in which belong all institutions supported by taxation, whether it be by city, county or state. To this class belongs the Cumberland County High School. For many years the State of Tennes see has supported public educational But, after all, these advanced insti tutions are nothing without students and students can never gain their ad vantages without institutions in which to make their preparation. ,n . Lii . - ine pudiic onimon scnooi does not and can not prepare her students for entrance into any one of these larger institutions. fit A fourteen Carnegie units is the mini mum requirement tor entrance to most of them. This means eight grades of preparatory work and at least a four year's course in a High School or Academy. The state has recognized this need of closing the "missing link" and making one un broken chain from the door of the pri mary room or kindergarten to the exit from the University, or one of her nor mat schools or Peabody. ine nign school is the missing link' but it is more than that, and must oe more than that. There may have been a time when it was only that, when its course was only planned to fit students for some larger institution, with no thought of the hundreds of boys and girls who never can enter, or finish a course in these larger institutions if they should be .fortunate enough to enter them For a large percentage of the students who enter the High School, it will be tneir Aima mater u tney are ever so fortunate as to have one. Many who enter it will be compelled to leave it for the more active duties ot life, ere they can finish one of its courses and secure a diploma. It is for this reason that those most interested in the development of our beloved state, and those who believe that our boys and girls are our great est resource, have labored so ardently for securing ihe advantages offered to day through the establishment of Pub lic High Schools. To this end they have secured the passage of laws making it possible for any county levying a maximum tax of 15 cents on the hundred dollars to secure from the educational funds of the state, if they maintain a first class High School, approximately one-third as much and in addition to that, if the High School maintains departments of Agriculture and Domestic Economy, a portion of special funds provided for ucb purposes. By examination of the classified receipts and expenditures at tached to tbis article, it will be seen tribution, and we will probably have $2400 or $2500 from the state and U. S. government for the work in our school. Considering that salaries for Agri cultural tren are high owing to the sc arcity of men fitted for this purpose, the High School can this year, pay the additional salary incurred by adding this department and pay the salary of two additional teachers out of the ad ditional funds secured by maintaining this work. Would it not be foolish to neglect this opportunity when it costs us less than nothing to securevit? We pay the same tax to the state whether we maintain a school or not. If we do not reap the advantages of these laws some one else will. Some other county win get the benefits and we will pay the bill. Now look again at the table of re ceipts and expenditures. By taking from the total expenditure of each of the years, there included the amount received from the state for the same year, we will have the following re suits, Showing the actual cost to the county for maintaining the school: 1911-12 Total expenditures Receipts from state $2792.46 672.44 Actual cost to county $2120.02 1912-13 1913-14 1914-15 $2759.50 $4138.55 $5290.00 678.05 . 1820.40 2400.00 $2081.45 2318.15 $2890.00 Now any one can see at a glance that the school with the larger force of teachers is costing the county but a very small sum more than it did when only two grades of regular High School work was done in 1911-12, and when no work was done at all along in dustrial lines. Again let us make a comparison. The incidental expenses, furniture and fixtures, janitor service, fuel, etc., wul be about the same whether the school employs two teachers or more, so let us compare the cost for teachers' salaries, deducting the amount received from the outside sources, which we get because ot the added work, and we will have some very interesting results : 1911-112- Salaries, Principal and Teachers $2360.00 Amount received from state and Federal Gov. 672.44 mated by the enthusiasm of bis mates, for good work. Nothing has been spent for equip ment that has not been of such value as to make it a permanent addition to the resources of the school. No better equipped laboratories for Domestic Science or Domestic Art will be found in any High School in the state. Many of the colleges have no better if they have as good. There are lines in which we wild use larger equipment, but tee policy of the school has been to do well what it undertakes and wait till the next year to do more. But with the equipment we now possess, and with the teaching lorce at work, coupled with the zeal of the students, we be lieve we are safe in saying that there is not another school in the state which is coming any nearer to " making good." Frank March. HOW TO CURE LAGR1PPE COUGH La grippe coughs demand instast treatment. They show a serious con ditio.! of the system and are weaken ing. Postmaster Collins, Barnegat, N. J., says: "I took Foley's Honey and Tar Compound for a violent lagrippe cough that completely exhausted me, and less than half a bottle stopped the cough." Try it. For sale by Reed ft Burnett. MILLSTONE. $1687.56 Miss Bessie Carter returned to Rock- wool Tuesday after spending Christ mas with friends and relatives Herld and Perry Green spent Satur day and Sunday here. Miss Arizona Lawson went to Rock! wocd Tuesday to work in the knitting mil . Homer Kindrick spent Monday and Tu-'sday witn his brother, Mr. and Mrs. John Kindrick. Char-ie Derrick, of Waldensia, at tended the debating society Wednejday nig tit. Charlie Carter and daughter Lucy were in Waldensia Saturday. Lewis and Henry Carter wenC to Rook wood Saturday. Hiss Ada Tanner will reave Monday for her home in London, Ky. George Lawson returned home Sat urday from Crossville. Kred Cate, ot Crossville, was nere Tr ursday. John Pigg and Misses Annie Melvine and Ada Tanner went to Ozone Satur day. Mason Derrick was the guest of his brother, Floyd Derrick, Thursday and Friday. Jan. 4, TwoRetftRoMs.