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Cater *4 at the Po?tof?c<? at New- ^
Vry, S. C., as 2nd class matter. j fi
Friday, February 17, 1922.
Senator Johnstone stated in his ad- ri
dress to the teachers on Saturday t?
that the members of the house of jr
representatives represented the "peo- tc
pie's forum." That may be true, and ai
no doubt is in theory, but when it a:
comes to dealing with the people's p]
children it would appear that the \V
name is a misnomer. to
The great mass of the children of oi
the state are in the rural schools, and w
the legislature in its wisdom some li;
j ?v, /-> lon-c nnHpr- in
years ago p&saeu sumc ?
taking: to standardize these schools e\
and a long step in that direction was y<
made, but when the people meet the m
conditions laid down in these various pi
acts and then the legislature?the
"people's forum"?fails to do its
part to carry out its part of the con- a
tract it is simply bad faith with teach- e]
ers and the trustees. And that is what w
the "people's forum" has done in the C(
nnKtmnriotiftn Kill Jjj
And when the members of the "peo- a]
pie's forum" undertake to excuse C(
their failure to keep the faith by say- H
ing that the cut in the appropriation hi
for the schools is not as large as the w
cut in other things they are simply a:
begging the question. No approprrc- tl
tion for the colleges is cut in the mat- hi
ter of maintenance and the matter m
*>f building operations is only defer- m
red for the time and not much of that a<
is deferred. And some of these insti- T
"* ?L" 1 v. rr mnra tV> o n f'h&V n
XUXions ai e gccui 15 mu. ... .. ?
asked or at least not receiving any di
cut at all. a
Now we are not opposed to giving tfr
ample support to the colleges, but as ei
Gov. Cooper so well says if there di
must be a cut it should not be to a
debar the people's children the littlo F
bit of education that they are get- m
ting. al
Over 95 per cent of the children t?
of the state are in the common b<
schools, and just how any legislator n<
can have the heart to fail to provide I
' " 1 - J- 1 a. J. _ fV
for these little cnnaren, at least iu ?
the extent of meeting the conditions
of the acts of the legislature itself,
after the people themselves have com- D
plied with the conditions and the ti
schools have been organized and con- tc
tracts made in accordance with these fi
acts, is beyond our ken. I
Senator Johnstone will have to find u:
another name for the house of com- w
mons and the people will now have to 01
appeal to the house of lords and we a;
do not believe that the senate is go- bi
ing to fail to hear the appeal of the r<
* * * " * ? ' ; U,
little cniidren ior xne aia mat is guar- **,
anteed th^m under the laws of the g<
state. Appeals are going up from all e;
parts of the state to the senate to is
come to the rescue of these l:ttle tl
children who are at best only guar- to
anteed a seven months' term of their bi
schools. o
Gov. Cooper was entirely right in g<
his rpec!al message to the legislature w
on the schools of the state in connec- tf
tion with the appropriation cm, anj
it was d o^er that the message shoulJ p'
be received by the house before the ol
b'll was acted upon. He would have w
'been derelict in his duty if he had not R
laid the bare facts before the iegis- ir
lature. He has thus in a manly and t(
straightforward manner laid the facts sj
as to the schools before the members a
of the "people's forum" and if they A
fail to heed him, as they have done, h
then the responsibility for retarding 1<
the educational progress of the state
is squarely up to the members.
The idea of a big state like South
Carolina making a contract with the
children and then failing to provide
+n oorrv it nnt and savino- that if the J
funds are not sufficient for any department
the state superintendent
must pro rate the amounts. That is Li
like a debtor compromising his honest
debts, and we had no idea that ^
South Carolina had reached that c
point, and we do not believe that the
people who pay the bills want their ^
agents to do any such thing.
The children will now look to the c
senate to bring the relief for then ^
schools. If the legislature wants to a
lower the standard, which we do n:>t
believe will meet the approval of the e
people, it should change the laws so
that the trustees and the peoDle would e
know how to make cont-acts, but af- n
ter all contracts have been made and a
all conditions met for the legislature 0
to fail to keep its part of the agreemen:
is nothing less than bad faith.
I hav? frequently wr;ite?i along !he ?
lir.es or* this article, r.ni nois;'>iy I a
not. but I can't ii2lp ii some- P
times, and as I have frequently remarked
if you do not care to reud it tl
hy just skip it over and I will rot be j le.
1 the least hurt. I have been writ- pi
!?, such as it is, lon? enough not to li*
e in the least sensitive about what of
eople say or think about what I th
rite. 1 try to be honest and faith- ae
j1 and truthful and to write what I to
2el anH to say what I think, always b>
yir."' to do so in courteous and no- w<
te terms. sc
t ? i. ? j.
jl v\its xccuug; buiucwuai uiuc auu jiq
>mewhat worn out and a little v/cr- gr
ed last week about a good many co
lings, and so I felt that a little outig,
if but for a day over home home a
> see the old folk, would be a relief,
ad then I always love to go there ^
nvwav, because I know that is one se
[ace wh^re 1 am always welcome and f0
here there is some one always glad
i see me, and then I can tret s-ome
f that optimism and good cheer ^
hich has always characterized the W]
fe and disposition of my mother, eg
nd as I have aforetime remarked ^h
^en with her ninety years she is ^h
Dunger than a great many persons
uch younger in years whom I hapjn
to know. I er
Knowing that my brother, L. B. 0f
ull, delivers milk at Greenwood ev- hi:
ry day which induces Sunday I ti(
rote him Saturday morning if it was in;
>nvenient I would be glad to have
m wait until the arrival of the train
id take me down home, thinking of th
>urse that he would like to go also. 0i
e met me and when I got down to re
is home half way between Green- ta
ood and Ninety Six he said he was r0
fraid he could not get through a lit- ar
e of the road after you leave th.' Co
ghway. So I asked him to drlva tii
ie down to Ninety Six and I would al
ake some arrangement to get down th
; I was bent on making the trip, sii
his he did. I secured the services of th
colored man, Floyd Jackson, to
riv? me down in a buggy. He had th
good buggy and a nice horse and 0r
ie weather was fine and^Floyd was ue
itertaining so I enjoyed the buggy Va
iic? n r> Vt Anr* o ^ A
live. It LVV/JV IAO cIUVWV W4i av/ui Cu
half to make the eight miler, but pr
loyd is a good talker and he told th
e a lot of things that I did not know di:
x>ut that section, and some of the ta
tings he said I saw demonstrated
efore we arrived. But as he was
ot talking for publication of course
will not divulge all he said. Or for
tat matter any of the conversation. ;
? i
On our arrival my sister, Mrs. A.
. Timmerman, said I was just in
me and that they were just ready
> eat dinner and that they had a big
it Vipn and it was fine and SC
enjoyed the dinner. It was a pleas- pi
re to see the old folk so well and ac
ith such fine appetites. I spent three ifi
r four hours at home and late in the pr
iternoon Mr. Timmerman drove me ac
ack to Ninety Six in his Ford. The te
)ad is fine and even the mile and a ac
alf after you leave the highway is gu
Dod as roads go, a little rough but an
asy to drive over, and the highway ifi(
one of the best in the state. I had of
le opportunity to spend an hour or th
vo with my cousin, Mrs. Jo W. Tol- de
ert who lives at Ninety Six, and an- wi
ther cousin. Miss Ruth Haltiwansrer, tr;
ho lives with Mrs. Tolbert, and then on
r.other cousin, D. Sidney Haltiwan- fa
sr. who lives near by came over and pr
e had a good talk about the old and Ai
?e new times, so as it turned out it th
as all for the best. I also had the co
leasure of shaking hands with an ar
d school boy friend of the days sc
rhen we lived at the Aull hills. Dr. te
. B. Epting of Greenwood who was pr
i Ninety Six to see a patient. Doc- wi
)r Epting is a little gray but the wi
ime jovial good natured and pleas- th
nt e-entieman that he was as a bov. st
nd he is prospering in his adopted ai<
ome of Greenwood and one of the fe
?ading physicians of that good town, ha
E. H. A. ,th
^ m
" <i' its
The meeting of the trustees and w]
^achers of this county, called by iej
ountv Superintendent of Education
H. Aull, to consider the financial Sp
oncition of the schools of the coun- w;
y, was held in the court house on
aturday and was largely attended th
y both trustees and teachers. The ar
ounty board of education had exended
an invitation to the senator 5t
nd representatives from this county sc
o meet with the trustees and teach- c}i
rs. It was a matter of regret that m
he representatives could not be pres- ^h
nt, but Senator Johnstone attended
le meeting and made an instructive J
ddress along the lines of the work
f the legislature, and assured the ^
?aehers and trustees present that the
elegation from this county in the ^
?gislature were heartily in favor of ^
staining all the activit:es of the
chools of the state, and opposed to S<
nything that would in the least 1m- rt
air that activitiy. D
It was the unanimous sentiment of
tie teachers and trustees that the 02
gislature should not cut the approbations
for the schools from the
?ures submitted by the department
' education of the state inasmuch as
ose figures were made up from the
:tual needs of the schools in order
carry out. the acts already passed
lnniclitnivi and that to do so
cut V v..
Duld greatly impair the work of the
hools and be disastrous to many of
ry best schools of this county and
> doubt that the same is true in even
eat degree in some of the other
On motion of Superintendent Aull
resolution was unanimously adopted
:pressing the appreciation of the
eettag of the instructive address of
nator Johnstone and thanking him
_ onrt -Fat 'hici interest in
r uic sciuic aim ....
e great problem of rural education.
A committee was appointed to reice
the action of the meeting to
iting and send the same to our delation
in the legislature, and
rough them to all the members of
at body.
The following are the resolutions:
First. That we the teach
s and trustees of Newberry county
;ve heard with pleasure the address
Senator Johnstone and rejoice in
s assurance that our county delega>n
will approve every measure lookg
to the unimpaired support of our
iblic school activities.
Resolved, Second, That we petition
e general assembly of South Carina
to grant to the high schools; to
lieve overcrowding in the elemen?
-?~ Vm'o*v> s r thp con
ry guucs ui ii^i. ? ,
lidated arid graded schools; guariteeing
a seven months' term; the
nstruction of buildings; and to coniue
the appropriation for vocationtraining;
the amounts asked for by
e state department of education
ice these are based accurately on
e actual needs of these activities.
Further, we beg to observe that
e schools of this county have been
ganized on the faith of the contintd
financial support indicated in the
rious educational acts already pass.
and any change now, or failure to
ovide the money guaranteed in
ese acts, would work confusion and
?aster to many of teh most impornt
schools in this county.
S. J. Derrick, Chairman,
L. H. Sease,
J. H. Bedenbaugh,
T. P. Richardson,
J. H. Dickert,
N. E. Hunter,
R. C. Neel,
C. G. Johnson,
There are nineteen rural graded
hools in this county that have comied
with all the conditons of the
ts of the legislature and have o.ualed
and had their applications apoved
for state aid provided in the
ts of the legislature, and some fifen
schools that have complied with
t offering aid to needy schools and
larcnteeing a seven months' term.,
d five high schools that have qualed
for the high school aid, and two
them for the relief guaranteed for
e overcrowding of. the elementary
partment of high schools, and they
11 be unable to carry out their conacts
with the teachers without some
ttside aid if ^he legislature should
il to keep faith and make the appro1
* A ? n
lanon 10 carry uui its uwji ai,w.
id then there are several schools
at have made expenditures to heme
equipped to teach agriculture,
id teachers have attended summer
hool in order to fit themselves to
ach, and the failure to make the apopriation
for vocational training
ill not only be failure to keep faith
ith these teachers but also deprive
e children of the benefit of this inruction
and deprive the state of the
d offered in this regard under the
deral law. And several buildings
tve been projected on tne iaun uiai
e state-would furnish the amount
ovided in the acts of the legislature.
) pro rate the various amounts reinds
one of the state repudiating
; own obligation and compromising
> obligations. Somehow we feel that
e senate is going to amend this bill
hen it reaches that branch of the
And we agree Gov. Cooper in his
ecial message and he was entirely
ithin his rights and performing his
ity when he called the attention of
e legislature to these various items
id also when he said if there was to
i any cut it should start with the inutitions
and not with the common
1 1 ~ ".U ^ rryno f m <3 QC f?f thP
IIUUI5 VYUC1C Llic v-ui, - -
[ ildren of the state must depend alost
entirely for the little education
;ey receive.
E. H. A.
The state board of education of
:>uth Carolina passed the following
solution at the regular meeting in
ecemucr, hjuj..
The state board of education recnmends
that there shall be read to
j the pupils in the public schools of
! South Carolina on the 21st or 22nd
i day of February of each year, a short
! account of the Story of Mount Verj
non, that it may be known how Washington's
home was rescued and pre-!
served to the nation by a Sjuth Car-j
olina woman. Ann Pamela Cunning-1
| r, t
i ham.
To preserve Mount Vernon perpet- j
ually unchanged, in memory of Wash-1
ington, is the sacred trust of the
Mount Vernon association.
The nation owes the rescue, restoration
and preservation of this consecrated
spot to a South Carolina worn- j
an, Ann Pamela Cunningham of j
"Rosemont," Laurens county, who, in
1853, founded "The Mount Vernon
Ladies' Association."
Mr. John Augustine Washington,
who inherited the estate from his uni
cle, found himself without means to
i keep up the property, and at last felt
forced to offer the historic place for |
sale. He offered it to the United j
I States government for <200,000, but j
I the government declined to purchase, j
I ~
I He then offered it to the state of Viri
ginia at the same price. Virginia also
| refused to buy. One of those corporations,
which cater to the enter-!
tainment of the people, then proposed j
j to buy it for $300,000. with the in-J
I tention of turning it into a place of j
j amusement and public resort. John j
I Augustine Washington showed his no|
ble patriotism by refusing this offer
About this time a South Carolina
I lady, Mrs. Cunningham, traveling .by
j steamboat down the beautiful Poto'
?" " *sr? p>r>ft/4 Ktt 1VTAlinf
| I11UC III vr ciSiJUl^, luxt, jjusacu uj iuuuui .
: Vernon and was much touched by the j I
; solemn effect of the tolling of the j
steamer's bell in reverent salutation j
. of the spot. She was writing to her;
; daughter at the time, and continued i
i with this sentence, "What a great des- j
I t'ny it would be if the women of Am-!
j erica could buy this sacred spot and! (
j preserve it as a shrine for the nation/'i j
! Her daughter, Ann Pamela Cun-; I
n'ngham, a great sufferer from spinal j
. trouble, read the letter while in great j j
; pain, but was so struck by the sug- j j
igestion that she immediately, said, "I j'
j will do it!" Her family and friends
I tried to laugh her out of the idea !
{ but in vain. She at once wrote a rous-1
j ing appeal to the Southern Women of
America signing it "The Southern
Matron," and sent it to the press, j
i There was a prompt response, not!
I only from the South, but from women '
I all over the coufffry, who were anx-j
;ious to join in .tije . endeavor. Miss
. Cunningham, whose vision and power ;
i of organization were great, then j
, brought into being the first patriotic
j association of women only, ever formI
ed in these United States of Amcrica.
j From the moment the movement began,
it never suffered a pause. The
1 enthusiasm grewr steadily and rapidly, < ~
and before the end of 1859 the huge '
isum of $200,000 was raised. j j
| Now came an unexpected difficulty.
John Augustine Washington refused,
to sell to a partjv- of women. Miss'j^
i Cunningham then made the terrific
effort, for her, of journeying to Washington,
a portion of the time on a ^
cot, and laid before the owner of nQ
? j
j Mount vernon tne piari anu lugii ?r
aims and ideals of the association, ^
He listened coldly at first, but later nQ
became greatly impressed, and on the,
next morning gave his full unqualified
consent to the sale. The $200,000,
was paid over in 1860 and Mount ^er*'rp0
non became the property of "The j 0
! Mount Vernon Ladies' Association."
During the War Between the States ^
the asscoiation had to face terrible
? ... ? ' im
difficulties. The soldiers 01 tne uvo ^
armies, however, respcted and pro- .
tected the place equally. There could;
not be paid a greater tribute to the,^
universal love of Washington. ^
As soon as normal conditions re- ^
turned after the war, people flocked pe
to the revered spot. The constitution
of the association had provided that ^
an entrance fee of twenty-five cents j
for the maintenance of the place,1
should be charged at the gate. Owing j|r(
to the love and veneration of the i
whole nation, so many individuals p0
sought Mount Vernon that in a veryi
' ? *- i- ~ Konro rv + r>
snort iiint: me gate ictci^ts vtgau
enable the association to make the
necessary repairs, and then to buy
back gradually, piece by piece, the
original Washington furnishings.
Each visitor at that time, and since, be
by giving that little sum at the gate, pr
became a sharer in the upkeep of the ics
beautiful place which todav is as near-j
ly perfect as it can be. The mansion ge
is furnished as it was when Washing-;wi
ton lived there, and the gardens, the ha
grounds, the outbuildings, everything, gi1
are just as they were when he looked sh
upon them.
This association now consists of a of
regent, who is its head, and a vice- j let
regent from each state, as far as i^gr
has been possible to get one, the ef-; Tl
frtvf Koino- tn nhtrn'ri n sriPOimen of the N*
very best type of womanhood in each.pa
staie. These ladies give their time.j
thought and services as guardians cfjto
Mount Vernon, absolutely without,
Spring C
The best pi
merchandise at
Saturday we exp
Millinery. We wei
? i rt
large number 01 sa.
tomers bought read
styles ancl reasona
Today, Monday,
Ready-to-Wear ths
ments expected eac
We want you to s
buy or not-we alwa
our merchandise.
We quote here a
Goods that should 1
36-in. Shirt Mad
select from. Price
27-in. fine qualify
45-in. Batiste, a
32-in Soisette, w
36-in. Cotton Jer
wear. Price the ya
36-inch Pajama
Anclroscoggar. ai
27-in. Dress Gini
solid colors, checks
36-in. Suitings, f;
the yard
72 in. pure all Li
72-in. Mereerize(
"The (
>ney and without price. ' It is tru'
abor ox love, and felt to be a gre;
An Englishman (Mr. E. V. Lifcas
s written of Mount Vernon, "Tl
d Country has something to leai
jm the New in the matter of di
iguished custodianship. We ha\
place of national pilgrimage i
lgland that is so perfect a model i
ashington's home at Mount Ve
- the Editor:
In your Fridays issue ui yuui
r I have read with much intere:
s letters of Mr. J. S. J. Suber of Pi
iria, S. C., with regard to t)
ilding of a bridge across Broa
rer at Strother, S. C., and I fe
re that Mr. Suber voices the wis
the people from both countie
twberry and Fairfield?at lea:
>m Newberry city as far down i
ak, and from Strother to the lin
of Fairfield county, down to Li
Give us a bridge that will accon
).iate the majority of the peop
)m both counties.
Jno. C. Swygert.
ak, S. C.
The fathers and mothers of Ne\
rry especially are interested in tl
oposed new gymnasium and athle
; equipment at the college.
Of the boys in Newberry who ev<
t a college education, a majoril
11 get it at Newberry college. The
ve a right to the ibest that we ca
/e them. If they be given a fa
ow they will meet all comers?ba
lg none?and give a good accoui
thnmsplvps whether it be in at!
;ics, in academic contests, or in
eat game of life after college day
lis is proven by the record whic
?wberry boys have written in t?
st. It is "in the blood."
We should not be content for the
have less than the best. We ma
live the "frills and the furbelows.
inger & Ca
)resses, Coal
rirts and Ha
"oof that we have the
the right price.
lected only to show our new
'p rtlpasantlv aururised and
les we made. Enthusiastic
ily and unhesitatingly and
ble prices.
we have received additions
it will be on display this
:h day this week.
,ee our new Spring Goods-'v
ys find it a pleasure and no
few of the many special val
ip of interest to the women
ras, fast colors, dozens of c
the yard
r Demity, cheeks and stripes
beautiful quality, price the
hite, blue, pink, tan and hel
o G?nnnV>OQ 1^1 P> TY1
Checks. Price the yard ....
id Hill Bleaching. Price tY
>'ham, a nice smooth, servic
, plaid and stripes. Price tl
ast colors, blue, green, heli
nen Table Damask. Price-t:
\ Table Damask. Price the ;
jrowing Store of Neu
mger & Ca
ly but when it comes to standards and 1
at 'equipment and the other essentials
of real educational opportunity, we
\ ??~? Vnvi'nn -Jnef oc crrtoH !
>) j 1115151 UJi LIlClx iiaving juuv mm bwu
ie j those of any other students. |.
n i Some of these New-berry boys are n
s-ialready in college; some are yet in ^
re the public schools; some are still in t
in their cradles. We are planning for'e
is them all. ' jn
r- ' Are you with us? i
! The proposed gymnasium will seat
1500 at basketball games. . a
j When- used as an auditorium will, ^
E seat 3,000.
The main floor space.will accommoa.
date 2 medium or 1 maximum bas- 0
5t ketbail courts; or 2 hand ball courts; T
o- i 2 volley'ball courts; or 1 indoor basexe
{ ball court. ^
,d; There will be shower baths and
el . dressing rooms to accommodate 150 p
;h at a time. *
sj Provision will be made for gallery r,
st | and running track to be built at a z
is : later date.
n. Seats will be provided for specta- j
t- tors. Just remember how jammed '
and packed the spectators were at the j
Tarnlina ?ame. What would you I
:i" j
le ; have given for a comfortable seat at
that game. The performance will be ^
repeated next fall. If the sale of
tickets prove successful the standing 11
committee of the board of trustees
hav? , romised to recommend to the i 0
,1 board of trustees at its next annual j
meeting that the proposed gymnasium j s
and new athletic field be built at {
v" J once. We are confident that the^
ie , tickets will be sold, because we |
believe that you are with us on this j a
3 r F
A sketch of the proposed gymna y
sium is on exhibition in Hal Kohn's'
jy j "
n show window. Look it over,
ir Publicity Committee. h
it A Valentine Party
n-j Un Tuesday evening Misses Annie
and Ruby Kinard entertained the Lu- 11
s. :ther league of Mayer Memorial a
h church and many other friends at
ie their home in Wright street. A num- *
m ber of interesting games ana contests
iy were enjoyed by all. After this a
tempting sweet course was served. si
ts, Capes
; right kind of
Ready-to-Wear and
delighted with the
rl icmYnin a+ir?nr nnc.
VAlUvl XllilllU vllig V WU
praised the pretty
.1 large shipments of
P. M. Other shipvhether
you care to
t a trouble to show
lues in Cotton Piece
who do their own
lifferent patterns to
5, price the yard 35c
yard ; 45c
io. Price the yd. 4t>c
aterial for under
le yard 19c
ieable quality, fast,
le yard 19c
o and pink. Price
he yard $2.00
yard 75c
Washington, Feb. 13.?Corruption
a public office is one of the results of
ational prohibition, Representative
IcGregor of New York declared in
he house today. Mr. McGregor urgd
the legalization of beer and wine
ad the levying of a tax on them to
ay for the soldier's ibonus.
TTS'rrtocm afFapfs. nf +>)f? fiiorhteenth *
JJi^vvva v?4vvw v- - ~o
mendment were enumerated by Mr.
IcGregor as follows:
"First?It has deprived the people \
f the United States of their inherent
ight of liberty.
"Second?It has made a nation of
"Third?It has made law-breaking
"Pourth?It has created a state of
ebellion among millions of our citiens.
"Fifth?It has destroyed the sacedness
of law.
"Sixth?It has resulted in the raor- .
1 degeneration of our people.
"Seventh?It has made a whiskey
rinking nation.
fcigtn?it nas Drougni corrupnuu
i public office.
"Ninth?It has created a multitude
f nep officers to harrass the people.
"Tenth?It has established a spy
ystem in our country.
"Eleventh?It has debauched our
"Twelfth?It has made bootlegging
wuic uuciuco-i.
"Thirteenth?It has given special
rivileges to the rich who can afford
buy liquors and to entertain their
rohibition friends.
"Fourteenth?It has taken the
armless glass of beer from the workngman
and the light wine from those
ong accustomcd to it.
"Fifteenth?It has subjected legitmate
business to the whims, caprices '
J ~ ^Airnvyimont rtffi/Mals
IlCl ctriugitm-c Ui guiuiniinu vnuvwixi
"Sixteenth?It has increased taxaion.
"Seventeenth?It has brought in its
rain all manner of petty grafting.
"Eigteenth?It has 'brought deduction
to human life in its wake."

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