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Some figures from the annual report
of the st..te sunernitenent of education
show thai the highest per
capita paid for education in Souln
Carolina was in Charleston county
where the average per capita per
white child was S7S.72. and for ne1*
wo? ill " ^ Tln> lowest tKT
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capita was in Abbeville where tb>
cost per white child was $20.55, and
per negro, $1.80. The average for
the state was $36.10 per white chil I
ar.d $1.17 per negro. Both race ,
In Newberry county the averag
per white child war. 3S5.27, per rer;i >
child, $7.24. Both races, $18.8i.'
These figures are according to enrolment.
According to average attendance
the expenditure per whir
child was $43.50 and per negro chil l
$10.49. Both races $44.88.
In the fifty eight white schools th?
to:al enrolment was 4,201, of whic i
2,147 a;*e classed as; in town schools
and 2,054 in thee rural schools. Th
average attendance in the tow *
schools was 1,823 and in the rurs!
schools $1,583. The length of th *
school term in the town schools i:
days was 180 and in the rural school133,
not quite seven months. Th
average length of the term for th.county
is 158 days, not quite eigh
months. The ,average salary pai
teachers, white men $982.66, women.
$644.80, the average for both sexe;-.
$692.12. . The average paid negr
men teachers,. $233.99, paid negro
women, $181.03. Average for bot.i
sexes $195.25.'
There are twenty-six white on1
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itacner scnaoi.^". sixteen two leacm-.
schools, six thi;ee teacher school, seven
with more than three teachers
There are five" high schools, Newberry,
Prosperity '< Whitmire, Pomar!:.
and Little Monntain. There should be
one at St. Philips and one at St.
Lukes and one-^t Silverstreet and on-:
at Smyrna and.:one at Chappells. And
wo could have them at ull these places
if we could just get the people to
have a little more vision and do ththings
necessary to esti';lish them. I-*
most of these localities they have the
children right "now and only need to
naf +r\crathnr anH nn thoir mind
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have the hign school
Apart from the great improvements
made in the high school build
ing in Newberry and in the Speer
street school and the Boundary stree."
school and fine negro school building
in the town of Newberry, we built r.
handsome two teacher brick buildin-"1
in Vaughnville with a large auditor!
urn, and a nice one teacher bricl:
^ hnilding in Central school district
. with a large auditorium, ar-d work
has been commenced on a two teacher
school building in Union with a
large auditorium and a similar build
ing at Dominick, and a similar building
at McCullough is under way, ant!
the building in Long Lane has ^ee:'
moved out on the highway and re
painted. A two teacher negro schoo:
(building was erected in Bush Rive
district the past year, and a three
teacher building in Chuppells distrkfor
the negros and a similar buildim
in the Mt. Bethel-Garmany district
for negroes. An addition of two
rooms was made to the biiding ir? Si.
Phillips and four additional room
added to the building at Pomaria
The total amount paid out for build
ings for whites last year was $22,086.10
and a good part of the buildings
mentioned above were paid fo.
after Jane 30. For negro buildings.
$30,069.53, this included the handsome
brick building in the town oi"
Newberry. The total amount paid
white teachers, men $23,584.00, women
$90,915.93. Total paid whit;teachers,
$114,499.93. Negro men.
$4,703.25, women, $12,128.42, totapaid
negro teachers, $16,831.67. Total
for both races, both sexes, $131,331.60.
There is a special tax in each district
ranging from one mill to H:
mills for maintenance and the total
1 r ooi flt'C Oi
paid I rem mis source was .roi,u'ju.^ i
From the three mill tax, $24,547.80.
Dog tax, $3,251.25. Poll tax, $4,134.86.
From stats appropriation,
$31,945.07. Total revenue of th^
county for school purposes, *23-V
185.42. The total expenditure wa.;
.$201,574.78. The figures given above
do not include the total revenue fo*
the county for school purposes, be^
K?4- fov Karl r> r\
Cituit' u ftUVU U. C U1 11IV 1.U.V nuu ?w*
been collected when the books of the
county superintendent of educatior
closed on June 30, and a good manv
claims charged against the expenditures
of the last school year had no'
been paid.
This is a pretty good showing and
is evidence that the people of New-f
berry are not indifferent in the mat- j
ter of education, and the onlv criti-:)
cism to be made is that we are not j 1
getting encujrh education for trie dol- [t
lars we are spending, and we can not it
get it until we rearrange our dis- j t
tricts and eliminate some of our one > s
"teacher schools. Of course th?*re will |
be many one teacher schools for sev-!o
eral years to come, but the day is{\
near at hand when Newberry county j>
will not have twenty-six out of fifty-is
eifht. The proportion is entirely too'r
great in favor of the one teacher ,1
'will npvpr {> (?* thp pdu- ! V
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cation we shov.ld have for the "dollars (i
we are spending until we make an ar-'g
rangement to reduce the number of!a
these one teacher schools. This con-'s
dition can be remedied only by ?:oin;> :o
at the business in an intelligent man- t
nor, and this you can not do until you ;S
have a map of the county showing.t
the preent location of school houses jo
and district lines. c
There will be those to say that this (j
paper has too much about schools' f
and education. That is just what we 1 \
would like for you to say, and we do t
not know a more pleasant compli- s
ment you could pay us. That is what t
it is intended to be, an education and b
--r.Vinr>l fi/lSfirvn !ir>rl if it will r>"ive PVPI1 ' n
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one person a little more vision in re-'t!
gard to schools and inspire him to v
arouse and to do something to im-'2
prove conditions and to help in the \
fight to give every boy and girl an h
equal opportunity with every otherja
boy and girl, then we will feel repaid t;
for the effort and labor and time and t]
expense we have been to in order to ti
publish the paper. |S(
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The American legion local post and p
the other organizations in Newberry ?
have cooperated beautifully in an ef- ^
fort to observe 'National Education
week amon^ the schools in Newberry
The legion has taken cbargc of one ^
day and will carry the message to
each school in the county on that g(
day, Tuesday of next week Not >: ly
that but the legion will present to
each sch(ol a United Stales flag threeby
five feet of good material, and c.]
will deliver the flag in parson. Ar
rangements have beer. -ii:.de with the ^
schools to have some one, preferably t,
one of the children, accept the flag a
in the name of the school, and the g(
trustees have agreed to have the flag n
pole and the other things necessarry j,
to hoist the flag, and it is hooed that ...
the flag will be taken care of and that . .
;t will be unfurled while the school 'D
Is; in session, nad lowered when the 0
nnd that arrangement ,
will be made to take the proper care f
of the flag.
The purpose of this week is to tj
arouse a greater interest in the rural f
schools of the county. ^id to get the
people to think and to realize that the v
children in the rural districts are en- ^
titled to an equal opportunity with
all the other children of the county, f.
especially so far as education goes. r.
You o.zn not get the people to act un- t(
til you get them to think, and they S(
will not think until they get aroused, p
and you can not and will not realize
ihe importance of the situation unless j(
you arouse some enthusiasm.
It was decided that we would not c
undeitake to carry the program to ev- a
?ry school in the county by a special r
committee or committees each dr?y of S(
.he week, but the teachers might very c
well take the program for the week ^
and have short exercises in the re-,
:pective schools. The other organ!- J
nations in cooperation with the legion j
deicded to send committees to ali theschools
on Friday of education week/6^
and the several clubs and organiza- f
"ions have agreed to apooint a com- e
.nittee in groups to take charge of ^
the program for that day, and visits v
will be made to the schools in accord- 0
ance w'i'i *V* -irne program on Fri- gl
day. 'I..... .j v.ij u&y set apart as a
. quality of opportunity, and that is j(
a mighty fine subject about which to c
talk. I hope to print that schedule n
nnnaf Kilt of tjlic IXTritinO' T
:11 L Hi ^ ijapti, vut i* w ?. ^ *V4A.^, ? ^
have not received all the appoint- ^
." lentr--. But the main schedule will be ^
There is no more important sub- e
ject before the people today than the s
orcolem of the rural schools. I have t
lever been able to understand just ^
why the stato, if it is going to pretend e
to educate, should reach the conclu- t
>icn that a seven months school was 0
long enough for the rural child, while 0
contending for a nine months school (,
for the city child. It is argued that ^
the children in the rural communities s
could not attend for more than seven ;t
months, but as Mr. Lewis said, we are s
, not supposed to run the schools for Q
the children that can not attend, but r
for those that can. and sc much more s
. the reason for a long term in the v
? l/Ullll%Y IVI UiVCt tw.iv MVW*.?.7 ? -.
v'ause the time soon comes when ma- a
: ny of them have to remain home to j
E Ii. A.
Greenville?Victor Franklin BurI
;riss, 29, real estate man, dies after
long illness. - 4,
Some may say that the tirst need
s more mcnev. That more money is
leeded is very evident, but that is not
he greatest need just at tho present
ime. The threat need is more educa-"^
ion for the money we are now
The first great need that I see in
n'der to lay the' foundation for a
irorth while system of schools in
Cewberry county is to have the
chool districts surveyed so that we
night know just where the district'
ines are, and at the same time know
chere the main highways are, and the
mportant centres, and then we could
;o about rearranging the districts in 1
n intelligent sort of way and
how the people the advantage'
>i rearranging tne u:st"icis. so
hat we eoal i consolidate some of the
chools and do away with so nvmy o:
he one teacher schools, and give the
hildren better schools and at less'
ost per capita. In other words, get j
lore and better education for ourj
ollars. Last year .'.nd the year be-:
ore I presented this matter to the
lewberry delegation in the legisla- '
are and asked them to authorize the !
nrvey and provide the means, but,
hey did not. The cost was the trou-1
ie. It would have been the 'best j
loney that could have been spent for J
he good of the children. And that is
rhni. we are Davins: school tax for,.
s I see it. To benefit the children.:
Ve have built and are building some j
ouses that should not be built, as it'
ppears to me, but we can not wait, j
liat is, the children can not wait, |
hey are moving- on and will not comc !
his way again, and we have to do'
omething, and I am satisfied if we I
ad the map about which I have talkd
that I could have convinced the j
eople the wisdom and the economy '
nd the advantage of changing loca-'
ions and consoliating schools so as
d have saved much more money than
he cost of the survey, even in the
ist two years, but all I can do is the!
est I can and make suggestions andj
eeommenaations. I have studied the.
"Vmnl situation in Newberry county,'
nd I am fully persuaded that I know
onditions as well as any one in the
ounty. Of course when you mike
ingestions and recommendations for
hanges that will benefit all the chilrer.,
you are obliged to meet the anagonism
of some people, because we
re all more or less selfish and can
*e only our own nose, and for my
eace 01 mind, the easier road would
avo been the one of least resistance,
nd just sit and let things rock along,1
ut I can not do that, I am just not j
uilt that way. and even in the face!
f what I know will be opposition I
ontinue to say what I think is best
or all the children of any commun:y,
and then if the people will not do
nat I go along and do the best I can
or them. Some day the people will
ee the wisdom of the survey about
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rn.cn i imvc uccu iair.ii.0, u^u *****
rodner why it was not dene long ago.
We are now transporting children
rom four school districts to other
nd longer term schools with more
Bachers, and the children themselves
son see and realize the aditional oportunity
that was given the children
f these schools of more teachers and j
)iger terms, and they are beginning j
d wonder why their parents were!
cnter.t to let them be denied these
dditional advantages. But we are
mking progress, and the public con:ience
is being aroused. And the
hiidren will be the beneficiaries, but
ow about those who have passed on?
E. H. A. j
The reader will realize so soon as
his paper is opened that this is in
act what it is called, an education
dition of The Herald and News,
lany of the articles in this piper are!
rritten especially for this paper, and !
thers are taken from editorials in
ome of the daily papers that are
roused to the importance of the subect
and are lending their aid in th^
ood cause. The papers from which
lost of such articles are taken are
he Charlotte Observer antf the
Jreenville Piedmont and the Sparta rurg
I asked the state superintendent of
ducation and other members of his
taff to write the articles I have from
hem. Rion McKissick as president of
he educational conference, the govrnor
and the governor-elect, the
tate superintendent elect, the mayo**
f the town, the senator and members
f the legislature and a number of
tliers. Some of them have complied
leautifully, and some have not anwered
my request. I also asked that
he president of the United State?
end a message to the boys and girls
f the county in this issue. His secetarv
wrote me a very nice letter
aying that just now the president
vas .:o busy with the extra session of
ongress that he was forced to decline
til such requests, and suggested that
make excerpts from the president's
jroclamation, and this -1 have done
>.v printing the proclamation in full,
have aho a message from Mr. Tohn
Tigert, federal commissioner of
duration written especially for thi
, pj'pcr. And I have used freely fron
the bulletins issued bv this denart
I * *
' ment.
j I a1 so requested the tei'.cher:- t
prepare or have prepared a brief his
tory of their school, and several o:
them h:r*e complied in tl*e right spir
it, and whi'o some of the sketches art
incomplete and not as full as I woulc
like to have, yet they are a valuabk
contribution to the school history oi
the county. It was my purpose tr
have a cut of several of the schools
of the county, but I did not have the
photograph and could not get the
schools to furnish it. Now, Whitmirc
the town that does things, and doe*
them right now, went to work an<i
had the pictures made and also the
cuts, that is the cut of the school
building and the teachers, and did sc
as soon as I made the suggestion. J
asked the trustees to send me a photograph
and they forgot it except Mr
Sherard. It was impossible for me tn
take the pictures and have the cuts
made of all the school houses in the
county, or even the larger ones, and
do the other things that I have to do.
and at the same time get out this paper.
I make this statement because
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1 have a tew cuts and riot an 01
them. I hope during the year to
have a picture of every school house
in Newberry county, and as soon as
I get a little more experience in the
taking of pictures I will make the } ictures
myself. I especially thank the
teacher:; of the schools who took sufficient
interest in their schools to
fend me the short articles about their
schools. I am sorry that I have not
something from every school in the
This is really an education edition
of The Herald and News. It will pay
you to read every article in the piper
and especially do I ask the teachers
and the trustees to read every one,
and to let the children read them.
Apart from what I am writing there
is not a bad article in the paper.
Mrs. R. H. Wright as president and
with the help of the members of the
Civi: league ha\e made it possible to
print this large edition by securing
the large amount of advertising that
the paper carries, and yet it is not
more than fifty-fifty, and we frequently
carry that much. But they
have done fir.e work ar.d as a r-.ile the
business men and merchants responded
beautifully to the ladies in their
canvas for advertising. I suggest
that you read the advertisements of
int'SC? IHtflLfc wiiu utivc auvciti^cu
their wares in this paper.
E. H. A.
We are glad to see that President
Riggs or Ciemson college has the
courage lo come out ; and say that
football, and other college athletics,
is being overworked .and that more
attention is being given to this class
of athletics than to the training of
the mind and to all round education
of the boy. It takes some courage
for a college president to make any
such statement in this day when
special trains are run to see a game
of boot'oall and millions of automobiles
line the roads for miles and
miles when one of these games is to
be called or played.
Mr. R. H. Greneker, the local re
porter for The Herald and New?, has
been on the sick list since last Saturday,
and as the other members of our
force ha,Te be^n bury with the education
features of the paper we are shy
on local matters in this issue. We
hope the reporter will be out and on
the job very soon. In addition to being
sick himself he has had severe
illness in his home for sevieral weeks,
and that makes work a little difficult
especially in so exacting a field as the
It was a big- undertaking to print
the issue of the paper today with
three sections and eight pages to the
section. We had our fears as to the
result from the beginning, because we
did not have our force organized and
could get no help it seemed. We
tried to get some help on the linotype
part of the paper, but it seemed
that we could not. Mr. Nat Gist
who his had experience on the machine,
did kindly offer to help us out,
and for two or three evenings set
some type, but having other work
to do could not give us much time.
Miss Hortense Woodson, the faithful
and efficient operator on the regular
job, kindly agreed to do extra service
and by her untiring work we have
been able to get up the type. We
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thought tnere was tne nisiory 01 int
Mt. Bethel-Garmany school still in
type, as we had saved it to print in
pamphlet form, but when we went tc
get it found that our immediate predecessors
or some one had "pied" it,
as the newspaper dialect would say,
and we did not have it. That would
have made about six columns, and wc
wanted very much to print it in this
is-ue, though it had already beer
printed. So we are printing only 2
cut of the building and a cut of Dr
Brown, the chairman of the board o1
trustees and the author of the arti
do. Wo aro ffoinjr to reset it. bej
cause we an goinj; to carry out our;
! purpose to print this story in paniph-;
let form together with the history of
. some other schools. So i:i view of the
failure to find that type we had t;>
use some plate matter.
' Mr. Thos. F. McXallv has been ;
|faithful^in the ud end of the paper.
t and John Wilson has got to ice a pret;ty
j?ood pressman, and Mr. Lurev is
) 1
. : doing; the best he can. On Monday
I ivo ? Mr. I . M. Xicholson from 1
j Columbia who has been a great help.
^ And as it is we are doing pretty well, j
.'You know you can not keep a man |
I: with the determination to do things J
from doing them. We are t'n;?t fel-j
j low, and you had just as well put'
i that in your pipe and smoke it. We
have been here a long time and we j
arc still on the job working: longer
hours than we ever worked before,;
; and still able to eat tnree good meals
\ 1 I'
'a day. Come to see us and be sure [.
to read every line in the twenty-four
pages in this paper, advertisements j
and all the rest. It will do you good/,
and make you renew vour vouth. L
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;court of general sessions j(
'finishes work and adjourns
I i!
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i Judge Rice and Homer Blackwell,!
solicitor, and Stenographer Syfan!1
icame in to Newberry on Monday and;(got
right down to 'business and fin- j
Wished up the criminal court and left;.
I * I
(Wednesday afternoon for their;
i homes. A number of cases were dis-j
iposed of and the list will be given j
:subsequently. It is said that Judge j'
j Rice was not so lenient on violators;
!of the prohibition law but in many ^
.cases gave them time on the gar.g|
J without alternative of a fine.
The grand jury made the following
! presentment:
j To His Honor, Judge H. F. Ricc, j
! presiding at criminal term of court,
I for Newberry county, beginning bst:(
i Monday, November, 1922:
j We, the grand jury of Newberry
J county, wish to thank the judge and ^
I r
Why not
each night 7:
purchase yoi
own price.
The Sale
: I
other court oflicials for the courier
shown us in the dispatch of our du
ty . We have acted on all bills am
indictments handed us by the solicitor.
We find that the books of all
county officials have been audited recently
by the comptroller general'office
and found to be o. k.
It has been ibrougrht to our attention
the case of some indigent children
with defective eve siirht which
will probably lead to total blindness.
We recommend that the next legislature
appropriate the sum of $500.00
if so much be necessary, annually, to
be used as an emergency medical
fund to correct such conditions.
We had handed us a report of work
done by Xewberry county health clinic;
we wish to recommend this work
to the citizens of the county and recommend
that the citizens and officials
i>f the county give the clinic all assistance
in their power. We also recommend
that the legislature continue
ihe necessary appropriations to continue
this work.
The magistrates from Xo. 7, 3, 11
and Xo. 2 "townships failed to bring
their books for examination as required
by law.
Different committees from the
strand jury have examined the public
buildings and other property of the
:ountv from time to time during the
year and find them all in good condition
except the leaks in the courthouse,
caused by defective guttering.
We recommend that necessary repairs
be made at once.
We wish to report the countv home
\nd jail clean, sanitary and well kepr
We recommend that the clerk be
paid the usual fee.
J. W. Johnson,
Foreman Grand Jury Newberry County.
"Dinty" Moore's Raided
New York, Nov. 29.?"Jiggs," according
to George McManus, is in
~hina. At any rate, he wasn't in
'Dinty Moore's" when that famous
-estaurant yielded SI0.000 in liquors
s Jewelry
attend the AU<
:30 this is an g
ir Christmas (
will last only
; in a raid.
* Dirty" i< o"t ?<n $300 bail.
1 Ho is not jroinj* to join his pal of
- ^ antimatrimonial inclinations.
[ ' James Moore's place is still open,
but there i< no pinochle game going
: on in the back room.
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The regular meeting of the Colored
Teachers' association will be held in
the new school building on Saturday
i December 2nd, at eleven o'clock a. m.
All teachers are asked to be present.
V. S. Gallman,
Supervisor of Colored Schools.
(50,000 Miles of Comfort)
The Talk of the Country
Phone 405 for Demonstration
Cold weather is coming and cars
must be used.
Let us take the "ice" out of Service
for you.
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UfjJdii n ui a, x ires auu 1 u,uca*
Genuine Ford. Parts, Accessories,
and Vulcanizing.
I Hill Bros.
: 1506 Main St. New'berry, S. C.
r Nv
r Store
opportunity to
lifts at your
a few days
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