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3lr. Luceo Gunter Spends Three Days
in Newberry and Writes About
School Conditions.
rnlnmhio Q P Dpf* 1 ,*?. 1915.
\_* Ui UlU Clu.) K-r. V/.J ? 7 ? To
the Editor:
It was my pleasure the past week
to s>pend three days m Newberry county
visiting schoo.s in compaiuy with
the superintendent of education. I
Tecall with pleasure a week's work
last session on the western side of
the county and had been looking forward
to an opportunity to visit some
of the schools on the other side.
At some of the schools the county
suDerintendent and I found some in
. terestmg situations and I hope that I
may have the pleasure of a reasonably
early return to Newberry to do some
work in furthering the interests of
these schools. The first school we visited
was the Mt. Pleasant. I was much
pleased with everything we found at
this school with the exception of the
"building itself. It is to be hoped that
this school will at an early date be
-more comfortably housed. Broad River
-and Mt. Pleasant make two one-teacher
schools in rather close proximity,
but Broad River is now passing
through a crisis due to the unsettled
^condition of the farmers of that section
with reference to the Parr Shoals
We visited the Maybinton community
'but owing to a mishap on the way arrived
at the school house after the
rOrvcTTip- hruir. We were, therefore, un
.able to see anything of the school
The second day of our visit took us
to Mt. Bethel, Garmany and tMc!Crary.
I was greatly pleased with the charac:
t-r of the work that is being done in
all three of these schools. Unfortunately
there is not a modern, comfort:able
house for any one of these
schools. Garmany is without a building
entirely, on account of the cyclone of
last year. Mi, Bethel and McCrary
are & one-room houses of the old type
1?without modern arrangements of
lighting and 'hat and cloak rooms,
iftre again, I was impressed with the
inability of tne publis to secure the
public school education that they are
, entitled to because of the natural handicaps
of the one-teacher school.
Seven grades give as much worK as
any teacher can do effectively, and
mare Fades are the
"work is fcfcCesfearii'y ?iig?i:8gl&'Jj
result in these commiiiiities; tieiefofe,
:is that the large &ajrs and gfrkf stop
school before they r^eive the training
that they ought td receive in the public
SChOdi; Where it is possible, therefore,
one-tfedcher schools <stt*ght to be
consolidated so as to give th ^hildrea
better opportunities of graduation and
classification. These matters should
considered well before any building
Improvements are undertaken in these
ihree communities.
We visited the St. Phillips schow,
hrct arrived after school had been dismissed.
ODhis is an excellent building
?s -j ^ifitinnt credit to the Deof^e
auu iw w? vt-K'. ?
of the St. Phillips community.
I Thursday morning we visited the
Uniori. and Johhstone schools. The attendance
at Union is small and the
term is short. This ffieans that the
children of Che Union community are
& mot receiving the many school advanW.
rtages which they should receive. If
I Tthe school is to be continued, more
(comforts ought to be provided fof the
children and the teacher, and more
funds secured by special taxation for a,
longer school term. Without such
:provision the bays and girls of this
community will be handicapped in life
'because of the meager school oppor'
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1 tunnies Ifley we uuv>
Returning to Newberry, we had only I
ra short time to visit the Johnstone
school, but I was greatly pleased with
tthe organization, the spirit and the
character of the work that is being
idone. < On the-afternoon train we went
to Kinards in the interest of a new
building at that school. There Is
tiardly a community in the county
more in need or a new t&cuuux umming
than Kinards. I was impressed
' with this condition during my visit to
Newberry last session, but owing to
k. 'the hard times school building enterprises
could not be urged. The time
has arrived, however, when the people
of the Kinards community ought
not 10 be content with their present
building accommodations. The school
work is in splendid shape for a oney
toaclier school.
I was greatly impressed with the interest
that the new superintendent of
education is taking in the school work
of Newberry county. Coming in July
1st. he shows already a splendid grasp
of the school situation. Having alr?ady
visited more than 'half the
schools of the county, he is making
splendid progress and is familiarizing
himself first-hand with the actual conditions
in the schools. His concern
for the welfare of the schools and his
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enthusiasm in iurtnenng men miuests
can not be too highly commended.
On every hand I was impressed with
the effective work that Miss Goggans
had done in the schools as supervising
teacher. The splendid character
of the instruction in all the schools
impressed me and I feel sure that the
instruction found in the schools visited
by us the past week is typical of
all the schools of the county. The
people of Newberry county should see
to it that there is no falling off in
the standards of classroom instruction
that now prevail over the county. To
this end provision should be made for
another supervising teachek* at the
earliest possible date.
I wish to express my genuine appreciation
of the many kindnesses shown
me in every Community during t'nis
visit of three days.
Very respectfully,
Lueco Gunter,
State Supervisor of Rural Schools.
t<i ofiomnnn December 23.
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Christmas exercises beginning at 2
Hymn, "While Shepherds Watched
Their Flocks by Xight," grammar
Song, "Away in a Manger." ten
'Dolly, Isn't Christmas Jolly?" Frances
Song,"Santa Claus,'' primary grades.
Dialogue?Five girls, three boys.
Play, "Night Before Christmas,''
fourteen children.
Song, "Looking for Santa Claus,'
primary grades.
Santa Claus and His Fairies," four
girls, one boy.
'^Christmas Candles," twelve girls,
one boy.
Song, "0, Come Little Children,'* intermediate
Drill, "Etoll's Lesson," eight girls.
Song, "Silent Night," grammar
I grades.
T^lte following "Will be read with
Merest by the iriaiiy friends of
Dr. and Mts: Daniel. Dr. Datitel is a
ATli? was
graduate 01 iiewiwr; vuu^c ??*.?
one time pastor Of Cefitral Methodist
church. He is now president of Columbia
Miss Daniel is a graduate of'
to 800 subscribers who have been c?rlumbia
college, New York. For some
time she was teacher in the Columbia
college, Columbia, S. C.:
Reverend and Mrs. William Wellington
Fequest the honor of your presence '
at the marriage of tlieir daughter
'Willie Wellington
T-. _
IT; 4HHiCS cureu oiuuui j
on Saturday afternoon
the first of January
at half after three o'clock
Columbia College
Columbia, South 'Carolina
Woman's Missionary Society.
The quarterly meeting of the Woman's
Missionary societies of Reedy
River association was held at Fairview
church Saturday, December 11. In
spite of the bad weather the meeting
was a very interesting one.
Mrs. Hunt told- ia an enthusiastic
wajy of her "Royal Ambassadors" in
Miss Gertrude Reeder organized a
Sunbeam band.
Tn thp absence of Miss Irene Work
snan, president of the Reedy River Y.
W. A.s, Miss Gertrude Reeder presented
the Y. (W. A. of West End a banner
for reaching the highest degree of excellence
among the Reedy River Y.
W. A.s,
Lucy M. Riser, Secretary.
St. Phillips School '
Will give a Christmas entertainment
at the school house Wednesday
night, December 22. The exercises
will begin at 8 o'clock.
Smyrna church, in Xo. 6 towns'hip,
is being completely overhauled. The
old building has been turned entirely
around and considerably increased in
its seating capacity. Contractor Gus
Wilson has the job.
At the college on Saturday night
next, beginning promptly at 7:30, there
will be a match game of basket ball to
determine the championship between I
the class teams of the freshmen and J
"ninr />1o?cps Admission will be 10 1
and 15 cents.
Copeland Bros, have composed a
new and popular song which will later
be set to music. The words are ihese:
Our shoes are stylish, nifty and neat,
and best of all they fit the feet. And
the prices fit the pocketbook. See
the show window at their daylight
The Commercial bank dibtributed1
during this week about $10,000 to the!
people of this community through its
Christmas clubs which had accumulated
from, small savings each week i
during the year. Lots of people had
money for this Christmas who never
had any before that had accumulated
without their knowing it almost.
The state Sunday school superintendent,
Mr. Webb, from Spartanburg,
will "hold a conference with the township
officers and department superintendent
at Central Methodist cnurch
Saturday, December 18, at 11 o'clock.
Lunch will be served immediately afterward.
All the pastors of the city
are invited to attend. ,
A negro, an epileptic, was burned to
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deatn in a negro cauin on j*u. u. jl?.
Stockman's place in Xo. 9 township
on Tuesday. He was in the house
alone at the time. When found he
was so badly burned that he died,
though no damage was done to the
building. Coroner Lindsay W-d an inquest.
Walter Morris, an escaped convict
from the Greenville county chain gang,
was captured in Newberry Wednesday!
last by Policeman H. 0, Stone. Morris
at first denied that he was the- party
wanted, but wjien carried to police
headquarters and closeliy questioned,
he confessed all. He was held at the
police station and the sheriff of Green-.
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vine uuuutru vi iuv
There was ail election in town on
Tuesday*) but very few people knew
about it. So very few of our citizen^
registered that thera w$f? fcsi feany
.\liO CGiiiU f llciVc Voefctl il
thought of it, Some of the candidates
themselves forgot to register. But
they say there were enough votes cast
tne elect the new city council and they
will 'be installed some time early next
Have you seen ih? Wii*4?Ws at Sum-;
mer Brot'nete clothing store? Mr.- Roy
Summer and his assistants itave iiiSfler
I + ??.-? hcmntifnl win/l/iws snf? it Should
flat be difficult for you to make a selection
of a handsome as well as useful
Chfistmast present for your friend, j
There are many beautiful as well as I
useful thing'g displayed in these windows.
(The party who fan the squib in the
Various and All About column last
Tuesday: "Wanted?Te> rent a laying
hen from now until Christmas," has
had several offers, 'but he insists on
his own terms in the deal, viz: He
will give the owner half the eggs and
to make the proposition still more at'
1!? ^ nornoa +/1 mid XtA Tl/^
irauuve iic win- >-\j <">->1/ ??
charge for feeding the hen.
Joint Debate at the High School,
There will be a joint debate between*
the two literary Societies of t'ne Newberry
High school Friday afternoon,
the exercises to begin at 12:30. The
subject for discussion is: "Resolved,
That the United States should materially
increase its army an-d navy." The
riabaters are: From the Waverly,
Misses Annie Kinard, Kathleen Wendt
and Irene Hunt on the affirmative;
from the Athenian society, Messrs.
John Higgins, Joe Vigodsky and John
Floyd on the negative. The presiding
officers will be: Miss ftfargherita Matthews
for the Waverly and Ernest Digby
for the Athenian. Declamations
will be delivered by Miss Annie Dunston
and Frank Hill.
A lively time may be expected, as
the young and fair disputants have
prepared themselves fully and are j
eager for the contest.
Tne public is cordially invited.
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<S> SOCIETY. <3>
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At a delightful meeting of the Winthrop
Daughters with (Miss Sadie Bowers
Friday afternoon officers for the
new year were elected as follows:
President, Miss tfess mirion; vice
president, Miss Blanche Davidson ; secretary,
Miss Mary Wright; treasurer,
iUiss Corrie Lee Havird; gleaner, Miss
Elizabeth Dominick.
* *
. The ladies of the Baptist church
gave one of their enjoyable birthday
parties Tuesday afternoon. Pleasant
entertainment was provided for all t'ne
guests and delightful refreshments
* * *
Mrs. Wm. F. Ewart afforded pleasure
to a number of friends Tuesday affoimnnri
Tt-Vi on, o'Vi a on fartfl in ArJ nt rnnk
Iti uvvu n avu vuvv? w . ww?.
There were seven tables of players.
Dainty score cards were'used and after
a number of games had been played
sandwiches and coffee were served!
The Aid society of the Lutheran
church "nad one of its enjoyable social
meetings with Mrs. John Kibler Tuesday
afternoon. About thirty ladies
spent the afternoon pleasantly chatting.
Ambrosia and fruit cake were
* *
Saturday morning Mrs. I. H. Hunt
gave a delightful luncheon to the
members of the Emory circle and a
few other friends. As t'he Christmas
season is so near at hand many lovely j
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yitrues ui laucjf n^iv iu^vu
the guests to be finished for gifts. A
most pleasant morning was spent by
the following guests: Mesdames J. H.
r?Vest. J. E. Norwood, S. B. Jones, Robert
Holmes, J. B. Mayes, J. B. Hunter,
J. X. Martin, J. W. M. Simmons, W. H.
Carwile, L. W. Jones, 0. B, Cannon,
! R. D. Smith, J. B. Fox, 0. B. Mayer, J.
T. Mayes, F. Z. Wilson, J. L. Keitt, J.
Y. McFall and Misses piza Mabry, Ahnie
Brvmim, Fannie McCaughrif*, #er-.
trude Carwile, Fannie Maa Carwile,
Minnie Gist and Mary Burton,
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Mr. and Mrs, W, C- Schenck entertained
the Rook club most delightful^
ly Wednesdlay evening at 8 o'clock.
There were t'nree tables of players (
and scores were kept on. hand paintedj
cards appropriate t9 the Christmas;
season. After a number of merry;
games had been played all enjoyed de- J
Hrhtful refreshments. I
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A "delightful afternoon was spent
Mrs, Harry H. Blease at her resi- j
dence, "The Oaks," on Main street,]
Monday afternoon from 3:30 to 6
o'clock. Progressive rook was played
for several hours, after which delicious
refreshments were served.
Tfc&se pfesetit were: Mesdames
Geofg6 JfoMstone, J. Hetiriy Harms, J.
** * " " T - f? ?# 1 ss1<tr>A Gum.
?5/ P'OX; JOB n JD. liciauu vuiu
ntef, it. T. Mayes, L. G. Eskrldge, W.
Smith Langford, D. J. Burns, L.
Watkins, H.' W. Schumpert, Haskell
'Aright, C. & Schumpert, W. A. Dunn,
Robt. T. Caldwell, E. M. Evans, Jr., 0.
! B. Cannon, Alex T. Brown and Frank
Central E. Church, South.
(Rev. F. E. Dibble, Pastor.)
Services for Sunday, December 19,
will be as follows:
Morning service, 11 a. m.; subject of
sermon, 'The Living Word."
Meeting of junior division of Mis
sionary society, 3 p. m.
Sunday school, 3:30 p. m.
Epworth league, 6;45 p. in.
Evening service, 7:30 p. m.; subject,
"The Christ of Prophecy."
Christmas is merely a heathen festival,
unless it leads us to think much
OH' Christ. While making other prepartlon,
let us in His house, seek the
preparation of our hearts.
Now come the doctors and say that
sugar is the best thing for hurts. Mothers
knew that long a*go.
In Judge Player's court, John Caldwell
was arraigned for being drunk
onrt ^icnrdprlv on the Dublic highway,
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and for assault. On the drunk and
disorderly charge he was given a sentence
of $30 or 30 days, and on the
l charge of assault he was given $15 or
j .^0 days. John decided that 60 days
i outing was preferable to checking on
i his bank account .for $45, so he took
[ the days.
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I think 4 had something to say in
my last about the golden rule. It is a
mighty good sermon to preach. I wish
there could be enough said about it
to make people generally adopt it as
the rule of their conduct. In these
days about the first thing you hear?
and from good people and good citizens?when
something does not go as
mey inmK 11 snouia, or mere is something
in their judgment not exactly
right, there should be a law to reguate
it- That is the trouble in this day,
and the tendency is growing, alas, entirely
too fast. There is an effort to
regulate everything by law and as a
result there are entirely too many
laws, and the people generally have j
come to have a disrespect for almost
all law. And there is not that high
regard for the court that there should
be, and that there was in the good old
days. But I started out to quote a resolution
of Buster Brown, as written by
the author of that fine?well, that good
philosopher?R. F. Outcalt. All of the
resolutions are brim full of good
wholesome every day philosophy, and
what I like about them, they al!
teach a good and wholesome lesson.
In fact, it is the one among the many
funny parts of the papers that I really
enjoy, and that leaves something for
you to think about, and from which
you can learn something of human life.
I like "Bringing up Father,'' and Mutt
and Jeff are generally good and amuse
for the moment, but Buster always
leaves something that has a good influence.
Or that is the way it always
strikes me. I may be wrong, because
I know that I am peculiar. But I want
to give you that resolution that I
started out to quote before I forget
all about tU
That the sunrise with its glorious
exigence of light and color, with its
awakening of bird's songs and busy
life means another day has come. An>
other day means another chance. A
chance to forget yesterday and commence
all over again. Forgiy? yourself
and others for mistakes of
yesterday and resolve tha| today you'll
I be <?n time Ime me sun and happy and
and honest like the birds, that y&u'll
shake the groucH and UBlQ
as you'd h^.Ve them do unto you. iW'hat I
is the use of bothering about tomorrow '
?it 'hain't 668i?. is 3 f8ed
ii0&??t 4ay Mi if ydu U96 tfld&fr fight
toniOFf^W Will have a better ehahee
for lyou. The Svfhi ho one a
living. If you've got a ciitbiee ydu'tre
goe all that's coming to ;you. ifo tip
to you. ?R. F. Outcalt.
Now there is some meat to that resolution.
And there is some good philosophy
to it. Don't you think so?
Honest, now, don't you? Read it over
again and see what you really think
about it. Do unto others as you'd
have them do unto you. That's the
golden rule. Then don't forget that
the world does not owe you a living,
and, in fact, does not owe you anything,
but on the contrary you owe the world
something. You owe it. a useful* life.
Another day means another chance.
That's great. Had you ever thought
of it? Don't sit down and moan and
groan and have grouches. Tliink of
the sunrise with its glorious effulgence
of light and color and get up some
of these beautiful fall mornings and see
tke sun when it first appears in the
eastern horizon, and you will feel better
and think more of the ODDortunit?
that lies before you. I am not preaching.
'That resolution is a mighty fine
sermon. Today is really a good honest
day, if you are a mind to make
it so. After all, it all depends upon
you and no one else. If 'you use today
right, your chance for tomorrow
will surely be better. And then to^
morrow is not here yet, and you have
no right to be worrying about ic. This
moment that you are reading this is
the only time that you have. Improve
it. Then you nave done an tnat you
can. And that is all that can be expected
of you, and all for which you
will have to give account in the great
final day of accounting.
And this reminds me of a little poem
1 read the other day from the Detroit
Free Prees. Read it in connection witii
ft. .'
3> ifewberry,
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<$> iCotton seed, per bu 65c
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<$> Prosperity.
> Cotton ll%c
Cotton 12.60c ^
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Pomarla. ^
<S> Cotton , 11c &
w vjotton seea, per mi t>3%c v.
^ Little Mountain. *
Cotton ll%c ^
Cotton seed, per bu 63 %c
t SliTerstreet.
Cotton 111* ^
Cotton seed, per bu..... 65c ^
<S> Cttappells. ^
<8> Cotton ll%c
Cotton seed, per'bu 67%c #
1 ^
<S> Einards. ^
? Cotton 11 ^
<$> Cotton seed, per bu 65e
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Whitmire. .
Cotton ll#c
^ Cotton seed, per bu 57c
Now is a good time to use the split
log drag.
Buster's resolution Quoted above:
Lite is a gift to be used every day,
Not to be smothered and bidden away;
It is n't a thing to be stored in the *
Where you gamer your Keepsakes and
treasure your best;
It isn't a joy to be sipped now and then
And promptly put back in a dark place
Life is a gift that the humblest may
boast of
And one tb*U the humblest may well f
make most of.)
jGet out and live it each hour of the
dor ,
Wear it and use it as mu-ch as you t
may; j *
remember how \\ used to snow every
| gr^vesj j
i you'll find that in service its beauty
^Detroit Free Press.
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I wish I could get out in the Soiintry \
\ for tne Ghriscmas time, and wake up
i an 'Christmas morning to see the
I ground covered With snow as I used to,
wh?n I was a little fellow. Don't you
wade through the snow to the old
Christmas, a fid how you used to go out
in the snow and shoot off a bunch of
those red fire crackers. That was all
the fireworks I had. One bunch of
red fire crackers, and they made very
little noise, and I always shot them
one at a time, and when the snow wad
aH over the ground, and then I wotrld;
snow every Christmas now like it did
rabbit gum that I had set at che rail
fence crack where the rabbit had
gnawed the fence rail, because I felt
that it .was the track that he had
made, and that he would come back
the same way and be tempted to enter
my hollow gum, or the square box that
I had made from boards. It doesn't
it was brighter and prettier then, but
tuen, and the boys and girls today
have more to amuse them now than
we had, bat I do not believe they are
as happy as we were. Are they? I
reckon tliay will say the same thing
when they get old like we are. Any
way I know the children today have
more things than we had. I would
bang up my stocking yon Christmas
eve, and ir 1 got a big red apple, an
orange, some raisiu? and a few nuts
ind a stick of candy, I was just as
happy as 1 could be if there was also
in that stocking a bunch of them red
fire crackers. we had the same
sun rise with its glorious effulgence of
light and color, and that has not
changed except sometimes I feel that
it was brighter and pretiier then, but
majybe that was because then there
was all light and hope and brightnesa
in my own' soul. I was satisfied and
I was happy. I hope all the children
may be the same at the approaching
Christmas time.

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