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STATE HUGH SCHO<
W. H. HAND'!
COLUMBIA, Jan. 9.?Good work I*
ri-ported by \V. H, Hand, Statu high
school Inspector, in his nnnuul re
port. In the following nummary of
Ills work Mr. Hand shows that there
uro 5(20 teachers In the i75 high
schools of the State and his observa
tions and recommendations wilt he of
Interest. In the summary isnucd here
thin afternoon Mr. Hand suys:
Tho work of tho year bus not been
marked by uny sudden leap or spas
modic effort, but it lias mude substan
tial progress In several directions.
After careful consideration i have
thought it bent to continue this year
the plan of giving by years the
growth and development of the high
-schools ninre I'.iOti. tho beginning of
the work of this office. Nuturally the
llrst Hems of Merest are the number
of high schools and the tcachlug
Table 1.?"Number bf High Schools
and High School Teachers?Pub?
Uc and I'll vu le. '
Fui I Part
l in?* time Total
High tench- teach- teach
Schools ers ors erf
190(1-11)07 . . 05 1GH 75 23?
1907- 1908 . .128 180 ?0 27f'
1908- 1909 . .134 272 7G 34f
1909- 1910 . .16? flftti 81 438
?S?0-15?? . .I?7 37? ?!l 480
1911- 1912 . .178 4j)5 9? . 501
1912- 1913 . . ISO 112 117 ?".29
1913- 1914 . .17.*i -IGl , 99 560*
?< . a* ul Tcacliers-PubH
Year Men Wome
1909- 1910 . 251 11
1910- 1911 . . 254 2
1011-1912 . 244 2
1912-1913. ... 210, 2:
1013-1914 . 240 3
From tho foregoing tablo it la evi-1
dent that tho women are not only
Wllng the added positions but are
slowly crowding the men out of the
alder ones. Tho chief reason for this
Is too obvious 11) require any demon
stration. Women stand ready to tako
high' echooi positions at salaries low
er than competent men will accept
Tnwic- 5~High ?rhool Knrollmen
Year Year Y
1907-1908 ." .. 2,556 1,
J908-1909 . ..... 3,114 2.
1909- 1910 . 3,52? 2.
1910- 1911 ... . 3,648 2,
1911- 1912 ... . 3,772 2,
1912- 1913. ... 3,819 2.
1913- 1914. 4,151 2,
"Tho total attendance Includes 40
pitpUs In the 5th year In the Mem
- .Within eight yours the high school
enrollment has been a littlo moro than
doubled. ' During tho same period Jav
number of lull-time teachers' has beon
considerably more than trebled, and
the number of part-time tea eh or.s has
been increased nearly 30 per cent.
Tho fact that tho increase In the
teaching force la more rapid than the
Increase in the attendance of pupils
Is a healthful sign.
Table 4*?High School Pupf's by Sex.
j es?Public a?d Private.
Year i Boys Olrls
1909- 191) ... ... .?. 3,778 4,252
1910- ttll ....... ... 3,981 4,559
1911- 1012 . ... ... 4,132 i.770
1012- 1913. 4,362 4.077
1013- 1014 ... ... 4.384 5.457
- The steady increase In tho high
school enrollment during the psst
night- years Is gratifying to contem
plate. It speaks well 'for tho grow
ing Interest the people aro taking in
secondary education anil the Increas
ing efficiency of the reboots. In that
period the high school attendance has
lues eased 104 per cent. Still, a study
. of the tables of this report ought to
Impress tho thoughtful cltlaen with at
least three 'unsatisfactory conditions
: ?that the schools aro not. holding the
pupils as they should, that there are.
almost no punlls in tho fourtr year of
the high schools, and that the boys
are year by year' falling behind the
girls In attendance.
In 1010-1011, there were. 3,648 pu
pils in the first-year "Classes, Ah see
ohd-year pupils'In 1011-1012 the num
ber dropped to 2,776. As. third-year
pupils hi 1912-1013'there were 2.007.
In 1013-1014, a mere handful of 520
- remained in the fourth-year classes.
Of tho total high school 'enrollment I
; last' year only 'five per 'conti Were in I
;. the fourth year.
\ Bight years ago the. high school
girls out-numbered .the'boyB by fewer
-than 500. Last .year the boys feH'be-'
hlhd the girls nearly 4,100.
. Of course, no single, year furnishes
i\ safe standard by "which to Judge
any school in such a : matter as' the
distribution of:pupils among -the. high
/school j-Jraues. At th?' samo time I
^ beg to call tho attention o2 the cltl
; cens of a few'of the larger communi
, tlcs to the situation in their respective,
hlg'h; schools. The following schools'
\ 'shdw an attendance in the third ireftr;
:>;jf loss than one-third or tho attend
'rtnee In. tho first year:-OaffneT, New
harry, Columbia, Sperbahburg. and
?^tncastcr.. In Abbeville. Anderson,
Charleston. CheBter. Clirtt?n, ,: green
wood, Oreenvllle, Lnurens, Rock HU1.
and Walhalla the third-year high
School enrollment is less' than one
1.0 ' . ; half of that of the nrst-year, /Some
' other schools furnish : a bold contrast.
V?^W'''feft4 ^"in m-$w. mtmlM
5 ANNUAL REPORT
Tli,. total number of high schools
bus been decreased from 1*0 lust veur
to 17.*> this year, but this decrease In
dicates u readjustment rather than a
retrogression. The Shundon und
Waverlcy high schools were absorb
ed by tho Columbia high school when
the city limits of Columbia were ex
tended to include these two Huhurhs
? a case of ' benevolent assimilation."
Henderson vil le, Kdguioor and Trime
on have chunged from rural high
tchools to rural graded schools, and
wo of the smaller prhlitc high
ichools have been closed.
Tho 17."> schools here reported in
lude 151! public high schools, tho
tecondury departments of Clemson
'ollege and Winthrop (!ollege, the
''urman Fitting School, the WofT'>rd
j Atting School, the Carlisle Kitting
School, und 11 private schools of scc
' indary grade. Two of these prlvute
I chools nre included in no other list
' >r table In this report, since this of
ce has no report or Information of
my kind from either.
Under the high school act the min
mum requirements for a rural high
ichool are 1.'? high school pupils, the
'nil teaching time of one high school
cacher, und a session of eight
hpnths. No school falling below
hesv requirements is called a high j
ntblc ?.?(lussmcntion of High So ho
c and PrlTBlc.
Col- tlai col- High
v lege edu- lege educa- school
n cation cation education
S8 355 50 8I|
n :?ko 4f? 37
-.7 439 33 29
R3 ISO 32 17
14 508 30 22
or can accept. Tho result scents to
he a twofold misfortune. Tho high
rchool boy at,the very time he most
needs th? companionship of u strong
man is put into e bands of v wo
man, and the w-. uan Is y of to do a
mun's task at. about half a mun's pay.
This whole question I discussed ut
:omo length in my report last year.
t Bv Years?Public und Private.
::ond Third Fourth
car Year Ycur Totul
629 fi!)6 212 5. ICS
086 1,18? ' 164 6.631
613 1.550 250 8.030
554 1,788 440 8.540
770 1.855 44fi 8,002
053 2.097 470 9.339
996 2.125, 529 ->y,84l
remained for the third year, Ilcnnctts
villo 33 and 24, BishopviPo 34 and 20,
r'onwny 18 and 13, Darlington 21 and
20, DUton 15 and 17. Due West 23 and
19, Florence 58 und 33; Johnston no
und 18, Marion 37 and 35, Memmlnger
81 and go, Ninety Six 20 and 14. Or
nngeburg 65 and 38, Suinter 69 and
55, Sumraervillo 13 and 14, Tlmmons
viile 14 and 13, Wlnnsboro 2? and 18,
York ville 31 and 19.
. Since a single y eu r does''not furnish
altogether a fair test of Au . school's
?uiiSty iO hold its p?pH?, ! ZIYI Stib= j
mlttlng,a table of. public high schools
with two or more teachers following
for three consecutive years the clastcs
entering in 1911-1912. .-Boys and girls
are listed separately....
In Allqndalc, . Johinonville, and
Westminster, everv boy of tlic llrst
year class had dropped out before t no
third year. Cross Anchor lost Ita
hoys before, they reached tho second
year. Bruneon, Blloree. McColl,
North, Rome. Seneca and Simpson
vllle each carried one boy into the
third year. -The fatality in Seneca
and Simpson ville is appalling. Mul
li.ua has a roui'-yet/ course. In 1910,
that school had : ono hoy In tho grad
uating class; , Not until June. 1914,
did It have another. *
In diff?rent communities these wide
differences In holding the. pupils in
the high school are traccablo to vav
rlouH causes, but wherever ihe falling
off is marked the community should
Investigate the Conditions, and locate
the trouble. It may be duo to an In
adequate teaching force, or to some
teacher or teachers lacking in abili
ty to inspire oupiln. or to a.course of
study honey-combed with dry rot. or'
to tho annthy of parents, or to tho
raids of the college drummurs. What
ever It Is ought to be discovered and
made known to Jbe community.
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o AUTUM MULL SCHOOL o
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: Wo reopened rcjtool Monday, Jan
uary 4. after having a pleasant
. Our enrollment for this'term is 36
and the average ntten?M?^, for last
We have recently organized a tat
ting class, which is progressing nice*
ly. Thevo nro nine girls enjoying this
Mr; Will Brooks'and family :'hevo
mov?d hear Lebanon school. We are
S?rry tr% loao Mr. Brooks hs a pttron
of our school.
We ore enjoying and appreciate '. 'ho
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o CLEMSON COLLEGE b
t .E.MSON COLLrJGE. Jun 9.?The
second term of the 1911-1915 session
of Clemson College opened Tuesday
morning, January 5, with nearly nil
'.ho old students In their places and
with a few new ones. There nre only
ten vacant pluces in barracks. Last
year at Mils time there were 730 stu
dents attending classes; while thin
year there are 74S. There use 02 more
men In college cluses now than were
in Hie same classes lust year. This In
crease in the college classes is due In
part to the fact that the preparatory
-lass has been ubolished. The work of
the new year has started well. Presl
l*nt Kiggs made an appropriate ad
dress at the rcupcnlng on Tuesday
The total amount received from the
fertilizer tax for the first six months
of the llscnl year, beginning'With July
1, In $6995.20. The amount received
during u similar period lust year was
probably twice as much.
President W. M. Ftlggs hUB received
a letter from John D. Rockefeller con
gratulating the college on raising its
purt of tho $75.000 fund for the erec
tion of the Y. M. C. A. building, and
informing him that the V'50,000 given
by Mr. Rockefeller wus ready for the
project when needed. Uldn for the con
struction of the building will be culled
[for about February 1, and work will i
I begin about March.
There will be a meeting of the farm j
demonstration agents of the State'
held at Clemson in the later part or
I January. Dr. \V. VV. Long, who is at !i
[the head of this work in South Caro-ii
. Una, is expecting n full attendance jl
and a good meeting. j:
The federal government has promis- I
ed to furnish Clemson. with an expert ||
The winter short term for farmers [l
lias not been offered this year, be
cause so few farmers aro able to leave I
their work for so long a time at the j,
beginning of the year. The course will ?
be given In the summer, likely dur-'.'
log August, if conditions will permit f<
At a meeting of tho Alumni Associa- ! (
lion held last summer, a committee
was uppolnted to petition the board,
of trustees to name the new athletic
grounds "Rlggs Field" In honor of
President \V. M. Rlggs. the founder ot
athletics at Clemson. At Us last meet
ing the hoard ot trustees unanimously U
compiled with this request. Prosldent
Riggs has ulways taken great interest |
in athletics, and ho 1b now the preBl- 1.
dent of the S. I. A. A- |,
o MOUNTAIN CREEK o
We had two weeks for the Christ
mas holidays and we enjoyed them [
very much. I think most of the pupils
of the school spent the holidays at
homo because It was such bad wea
ther. The school had a Christmas tree
on Tuesday before Christmas. The
tree was decorated" by articles made
by tho pupils. These were such arti
cles as calendars made by all students
from the first grade to the fifth grade.
Tho larger boys made little rocking
chairs, cradles^ birds, hatchets,
wrenches and boats.
We Btarted back to school on Mon
day. January '4th. We have loverai
aew pupils who formerly- attended
other schools. Wo have now enrolled
forty pupils, and all grades from the
first through the eighth.
The school Is doing nicely. The aver
ages were very good for the last
month. Hero arc a list of some ot
them: Mary McCnwn, 93;NJuby M-orri
sen, 90; Flut ort McCown 00, Gerald
Sullivan 00, W. T. Morrison 88, Fur
man chamblee, 80, and Clarence Mor
rison 92. ' -,
We have been improving every
month In every thing. '
Eighth Grade. :
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We opened school again Monday, af
ter the Christmas vtcation. One new
pupil has been enrolled since Christ
mas. '-. *
We bad j a Christmas tree *t the
sehott house on Wednesday, before
Christmas. It was beautifully deco
rated with popcorn, tinsel and lighted
with candles.. The. room presented a
beautiful appearance, being, decora ted
In. holly. The presents were simple, !
but pretty, and each child received
some tokb'n of reniemberanco. Bvt the
mpst enjoyable-part was tho arrival
of Santa. Claus with n bag of fruits
and canuy. He placed the bag under
! the tree and began to cut the presents
from the tree. After those were dis-,
trlbuted he opened bis bag of fruits
and prenents and presented each
child with fruits and candy. I guess
this-was the first time that 'moct of
th? children 1 over seeh , Santa.
There was a . e crowd present and
oyerybody.see-'n d to enjoy tnettseiveav
., Christmas vm very dull in.th?sf
i parti;. The weather was so tad noc
, the roads so muddy that the peopR
'could mot travel.
mpt our pupils are on i*<
sick .list since Christmas.
; Wo are Sorry to hear of the death
of Dr. and Mrs. 8.. C. Dean's little
f ruptla, IMdg?wsy,> ScJjooJ,
o LEBANON HIGH SCHOOL o
Wo sturtcd back tu school on Jan.
4th. We ull hope to make 1915 the
best school year we have ever had.
We have several new pupils Blnce
Christmas. We are all Riad to have
Arthur Hrooks In the high school.
All the teachers and pupils had a
good time Christmas. Wo had some
bad weather for the entertainment but
there were a good many there, und
we had u good time.
All tho college boys and girls have
r?ono back. There were several parties
irouud Lebanon during Christmas.
Our honor roll for December was
Ne'. Weldon, 95, fourth grade; Fan
nine Williams. 95, Mary Hunntcut 95.
Seventh Grude?Paul Kobbins 98,
Ninth Crude?Hossio Harris, 95.
Tenth Grade? Max Welborn 97, Hay
Craig 97. Pert Webb 9G. and Lois
Richardson Da. i? ?ff
Hay AlcAhbier, Ralph McAiister
and some others went lux hunting last
We had a fine literary society last
Friday afternoon. The program was:
Debate: Resolved, That Athletics is
More Important than Society. Affirma
tive, Carroll Ilunnicutt and William
Wilson; negative, Mary Smith and
Edith Hutchinson. Current Ev'ents
Thomas Mussoy; . extemporaneous J
speech? Max Welborn ; Reading? |
Henry Horton; Heading? Ruth Owen!
Declamation?Florence Moore; Lifo of]
Longfellow? Ruth Martin.
We were glad to have at our society
meeting Mrs. Underwood, Miss Wyatt,
nnd Mr. James Welborn. We hope to
have better society meetings lor the
rest of the year. >
We have our basket hall team about
One of the school hoys did not come1
back after Chrietmas.
I FENDLETON SCHOOL o
Our school closed on Friday, Dec.
18th, for our Christman holidays,
which lasted two weeks.
Yesteruay haing January 1th, we re
turned . to school, after' a happy, but I
rainy holiday. The first thing that at
tracted our attention was a now stove
which was given to the fourth and
Ifth grade room. , .
We were uit glad to see it as ii has
jeen needed for quite a while.
Nearly all of our CnriBtraas decora
tions arc still up. especially our "old
Santas," which arc on tho black
Wc are glad to know- that the child
ren of the late Methodist minister |
have' their names etird^fcd on cur j
Tho depot agent, Mr. Mounce, Is al
so sending his son nnd daughter to j
On account of sickness many pupils j
have been absent. Among those that I
may be mentioned are Edith and
Qlenn Stewart who are absent on ac
count of their father'a illness, but we !
hope they will return as soon as their ]
Our music t^eachor. Mrs. R. E. Wat
kins, was unable to teach today on
account of sickness
The high school boys are now prac
ticing athletics for Field Day, which is
to he in Anderson.
We hear our teachers are looking 1
forward to tho first teacher's meeting!
of 1916. Tho meeting, will he hc)d In
Anderaon on Saturday.
Wo know all teachers will enjoy tho
teacher's meeting us Prof. E. Ii.
IlUSheS Of Greenville City schools will
lecture on "Geography of Europe."
Miss Nettie Tarry,' who is a gradu
ate of Pend le ton high school, and la
now .attending Cblcora College of
Greenville, visited our school oh Mon
?Sixth.and Seventh Grades.
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o HIGH POINT SCHOOL o\
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An embroidery club lias been or-;
Shised at High Point'With the follow
g ?members: Fanning Fields, Pr?si
der.t; Ruth Cl?ment, vice president;
Maude Holland, secretary and treas
urer; Rose Kay. Rochelle and Rotta
Fields, Ella, Stella and Elisabeth Mc
Clelland.' Ada* Eiolse and Annie Bur
ton, Ella Myers, Lilllo Smith. Ida and I
Annie Cn son, Savannah Can field and
Emma cicmor>t. The club will meet on
Monday and Thursday afternoons.. Var
ioua kinds of work I? to bo done, au?n
aa crocheting' and stenciling. A wood
working cltau Will ?jw.iiif^wU?a-?inong
'the boys later. . ; , .. ; *
.'. The, bsan^ful StStc-.fjag,which haa
been ordered, for^ ?ome .time, camo
Thursday. Wo will havo this flag and
Uic, U. S. flag whiqn, wo.hSve had for
some time, placed on tho playground.
Everyone seems to have come back
With renewed energte^afte* the hoil
?/ade, who.have moVed to Belton and
Wlll.attond th? cltf schooVthere,
The regular monthly -.meeting of the
school Improvement association will
be held next afternoon at threo o'clock
and /all the ladies of the community
arc urged to he pressa*? _.
blished Every Tuesday in
rated to the cause of E<
o HONEA PATH SCHOOL o
The nrst week of school work tliif.
year has pu53ed off successfully and
each pupil has begun to work harder
than ever before. To encourage regu
lar attendance and promptness thoBo
pupils having no tardles or absences
In these first two months have been
offered a holiday from school at the
; end of the second month. Judging
from the past week part of which the
weather has been vcrv unfavorable
for attendance, n large uiaiority of the
! pupils are working hard for their re
j ward. Several new scholars were en- (
rolled at the beginning of the year, 1
Tb?; Clionian Literary Society or
the graded school will hold its ilrst
public meeting of this school session
In about three or four weeks from the
present dute. A full program has
been arranged for the evening and
thore on duty will try their best to
please a large audience which is ex
Supt. J. IB. Feltnn visited the school
here last Thursday.'
The glrlH of the Honen Path basket
hall team completely overthrew the
Helton team in a game of basketball
played last Friday afternoon on the
local court. This was only n return
for what our girls received at Helton |
some lime ago.
Another lyceum attraction will be
givhn lu tlie school auditorium Tues
day evening, January 12. Tire even
ing's entert:, in ment will be a lecture.
? 70WNVILLE SCHOOL o
TOWN VILLE. Jan. 9.?The follow
ing notice is of interest to every pa
tron of the Town ville school: ,
"There will be a regular meeting of
the School Improvement Association
on January 22 at 2:30 o'clock prompt
ly. Many Important matters Will be
discussed; namely, the advisability of
various improvements in school
equipment; tho question of new and
regular members, and other Import
ant mutters. A large attendance of
pupils and patrons is desired for the
principal will bo present,' to discuss
many mnttero of school interest with
the patrons." .. A
Let everybody note the date and the
The Students' Manual Training Club
on account of inclement weather has
been unable to do much work recent
ly on the school grounds. The mem
bers, however, have already 'aid off
the grounds for various athletic
Among new students m rolled are:
Robert and Misses Luclla and Addle
Lupo. the children of the new Metho
dist minister. Rev. Fx H. Lupo.
Mrs. J. B. Ligon will teach for Miss
Nell Kellett while th0 latter 1b at
Seneca attending the Hunter-Jones
Miss Emma Stevenson visited Miss
Alice Price during the week-end.
Misses Lila and Ines King, Allohe
Ledhetter. Virginia Giles, Inez Bole
man, Mark Karle. Carrie Stewart and
Mesrrs. Johnny Hatcher. Rae McCar
Iey and Adgor. WbUfleld- have recently
been on the sick list.
C H. WITT, Cor.
o CHEDDAR SCHOOL ?
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EDITOR THE INTELLIGENCER:
l. am a little boy 11 years old: I
am going: to school St Cheddar. Am
in the fourth grade. -Miss Lola Cope
land is my teacher. She Is 89 nice
to 'us that we all -love her dearly. She
is the beet tejacher T\pj>er. had arid
hopo. that/ she <yilll f?ontln?'e, to tcuoU t
our school for many years t? rr ,o. \
We had an entertainment Doeenb- r,
22 -and It was, a grand success ; :'
alir'our entertainments we/ Jinve at
Cheddar- .... .. r
Our school started up December :!0
and you bet. wo werq all.glad .to re
turn to our studlep. Miss Ix)ln tuuglit
us some nlce Christmas sonp- ~-/,'.-y
we all enjoyed singing very much. I
wrote a letter to bid Santn . ! i
thank tho editor very .much ;vfor
We have a very large attendance
rind our - school, is prog^sslhg^eialy.
because wc have such good - kind
teachers. t ? ....
l am s? glad that we have an edu
cational page in The:: Intelligencer.
Miss Lola reads U to us and it Inter
ests us very much..
Miss Degrade Clinkscaies la our
principal, and we are ?11 proud of her,
she eeems to.-manage our school, much
j better than a: man teacher for .our
I Bchcol is controlled ; by kindness In
stead of th0 switch, which I .think, is
a much better plan than tho old way
of whipping. We little boys try. not
to' give bur t earner any trouble, be
cause wo don't .Ike to weary her pa
tience and w* do*'* like to- be fold
ed and she never sco?v5 *:= ^ V*?hcb.
i l hope I will see this letter In TOtttA
for I want the,readers to know what,
a 'flourishing school ' ?ye have at Ch?d ?,
dar* I believe we sr* ??tttngalbbg
better and smoother this term thhn
i I hope we will got our same staff of
teachen for another term.
From a fourth'grade" pupil eleven
years-young, _.... .. _
The Daily and Semi-Weel
lucatioa in Anderson Com
Are Our Standard
No man Uvob to himself alone tot
our Influence may fall where we can
never be. It is the duty of every par
ent to Instill In the minds of grow
ing children the thoughts of love,
kindness and generosity toward oth
ers. We can encourage people to think
ds we wish, them to but we can ac
complish nothing by dictation or co
It remains with us to tench the
children to respect their home? and
parents and that kind words gently
spoken ure more valuable than gold
or jewels. How can we expect one to
live above the standard we
have set for him by the thoughts wo
implant in his brain. It remains wltn
us to encourfago the good in others
and thus help ourselves.
If we place a man on his honor ho
will he true to it. If we give him the
thought that we believe him bad he
will as a rulo not disappoint us. We
make men and women purer and
nobler by appealing to the Divine
spark of truth within their souls. No
one Is ever made good through fear of
punishment or from being -coTWtantiy
told how had he is nor by force Of
Those who would wlu friends must
send out thoughts of good fellowship
and extend to these people honest
generosity and kindness.
Those having children that are dif
ficult to control must first realize that
they and not the children are respon
sible for the nature and character It
inherits for it did not create itself.
If a child haa a disagreeable temper or
bad habits the blame belongs to the
parents. It is a living picture of their
combined thoughts. It 1s always hard
to undo that which has been done. Jl
Therefore, one must exercise! if he j]
would gain the best results in dealing li
with-a child, parents must consider:)
that they are dealing with themselves, I
and be Arm but liberal minded. They )
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o ERSKINE COLLEGE ?
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/There will be no January number
of The Erskinluu issued. On account
of tlie Christmas holidays the mater
ial could not be well gotten together.
Mr. Haglcr, who was forced to drop
out of school some weeks ago on ac
count of sickness, has returned to
Coach Lu Motte arrived the llth und
has tlie basketball suuud back at
W. D. Fodman, formerly of the Jun
ior class, has 'entered the University
of South Carolina.
At a meeting of the .student body on
Friday air. Boyco Plaxcovwas elected
to succeed W. P. Whltstdos us, mana
ger of the bask thai! team. Mr. Whit
cldes has ente.cd Newberry College.
On Monday'..evening the senior clast
was delightfully entertained at a so
clai reception by the ladies of thi
Due West Woman's College. "
'Mr. Olin Davis; who has boon at
tending Clemson. has entered Era
Dr. E. M. Poteat. president of F/ur
mun liniKjr.a,, uu?cssed the Era
kino Y. M. C. A. on last Sabbatt \
evening. His message was appro
priate to the beginning of ? new year
uni ut I ictT out tho marks of efficien
cy; in the. college student.. Dr. Potent
Is* n ra"or';~, nsvo^g the Ersklno stu
dents, an?-;lthJ coming Ib always
looked forward to.
On Friday .afternoon tho Euphe
o'ian Literary Society elected E. B.
Young, president, and p. R- Kennedy
vice, presidentg for the coming term.
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o MELTON SCHOOL o
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1 ?o d .o .d 'o o o o a o o o o b:o|
We aro glad to note that our school
has begun the ncw^year With renew
ed'enthusiasm and much added inter
est in things worth while. It, is indeed
inanlrlngiand encouraging to be .per-,
vaded by the feeling given one through
the knowledge that conditions arc
thus -favorable. It makes us rejoice
that we are living. It makes us forf
"get the 'dk*k storms and . gloom: of
winter and behold the splendor of the
(If?-gtving sunshine. It makes Us
want- to do" good for our fellow neigh
.-'cRev. J. p. Craln of Greenville con
ducted both sdrvlces at Six and Twenty
the first Saturday. and Sunday." Mr.
Craii. 's sermon was characteristic ,on !
bach occasion and caused much fav
orable comment. >We hope, be .will visit
ub ag'aiu anon.. ;'>-^VHfflP
The Indies' improvement association
of Melton school la preparing to .give
an bystcjtv sapper Friday evening, the
16th, for the benefit of the s?hb?l.;
Everybody la Jnvlted. to be present ?s*
somethlog new In the.way of enter
tainment is expected to be Introduced,
i^s Wleh the editorial (jlaft* or The
Intelligencer a prosp?rons New" Year.
dy Intelligencer and
ity and everywhere.
Is of Living
I by Our Neighbor
iniubt first control themselves before
they ntlempt to (jntrol the ehlltl they
should n?!vcr permit themselves to
give way to anger or temper when
trying to direct or control the child,
if they do their efforts will be fruit
Parents will, Kain the most perfect
control if they go to its bedside after
it has retired for the night and careBS
and love it and talk to It of beautiful
things and that it will desire to he
a better child and will dislike to dis
play its tempe ri etc. They should not
refer to the ttiings it did contrary tu
their wishes .for that will Call back
those contrary thoughts and antagon
If the life or (he child Ib filled with
good, true, noble thoughts there will
bo left no rpom for the evil the char
acter displayed by the child is due to
hereditary traits. One evil life impreg
nates future generations as yeast Im
A woman of criminal tendencies
who died in 1827 had given birth io
several children all of whom inherit
ed her criminal traits. By following
records of tho offspring from genera
tion to generation it hus been found
that up to May 1902 nv> less than seven
hundred of them had been convicted
of criminal offenHes at least once, and
that thirty-seven had been executed
for committing murder. The offspring
of this one woman bad up to that date
cost the nation about three million
dollars for tria la and executions. AH
this crime resulted from one woman's
thoughts. Her thoughts being evil she
attracted to the bodies of her child
ren souls that were in harmony with
lier thoughts. They were born with
evil traits. The only chance they had
"or Improvement after being removed
trom the mother's Influence . was
through the thoughts of their associ
MRS. LON BOLEMAN.
Townvllle, S. C, Dec. 31, 1914.
r> BETHANY SCHOOL ?
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The school at this place opened up
after Christmas with a large attend
Mr. Harrison Bannister, a student
of the Southern Dental College In At
lanta, spent 'he holidays with home
Miss Nellie Williamson of Bclton
visited MIsb Mantle Fields recently.
Mr. Christy Wright who has been
sick with la' grippe 1b Improving. >
Mm. Watson and son, Fred, from
near Anderson spent the holidays
with Mrs. D. R. Simmons. -
Misses Annie and I .es tie Bannister
were the guests of the Misses Sim
mons last Thursday.
Mr. Gradv Holland and Miss Lottie
McCoy of Anderson spent last Sunday
with the Misses Williamson.
Misses Louie Vaughan and Kdllh
Bannister were tho guests of Miss
Florence King last Saturday.
Misses Gladys and Grace Todd are
Halting their suiter,-Mrs. Hoed Ban
NEEDS NEW BUILDING
Trust?es, After'Meeting at Florence,
Decide to Ask Legislature fer
FLORENCE, Jan. 10.?At a meeting
or the trustees of- tho South Carolina
industrial school hehl at their bund
ing here. Thursday night it w.ib de
cided to ask Uio legislature for au ap
propriation-?f $35,000 for the erection
of another building to be known, nn
the administration building, which
will he tho main structure ton tie
grounds. Tho school nov has
boys, a largo increase o*?r the num
ber for tho aarae period h??i year, sud
It stands very much ih noad of more
housing room, Th?. trustees, srjll urge
the'erection of this building at the
earliest possible time. v ..
Th0 report of Superintendent Jcdine
dealt .with thethings that orb ur//?mt
Iy needed at this time, and was adopt
ed and accepted as -most satisfactory.
Tho usual appropriation, of I29.Q?0
will be nscod for tho -running ex
penses of tho Bchool for another year
Superintendent Johns' report - pointed
?out tho necessity; for more land. At
present tho Institution ? only has "111
acres of land, 90 of which are avail
able fjr cultivation, the balance uti
lized for b????hiKimprovement;). More
land. Is needed because of -the rapid
growth of farmlnrv?nd tho continued
development of,tseilire stock ; busi
ness, -le has been estimated that tho
School could well find use for at least
?oo acres or.more land on .whiuv to
farm and paaturo Uie stock.
More outbuudihs* dro .badly needed
to house th? farhi Panels vwhlch
also show* a marked :;incr?s?e this
year. Tho school pro?uo? jl?7 bush
els of corn. 1,000 bushes Of oats, tie
sldos a large amount nt. <ruclcv such
aa potatoes and vegetables of >n
kinds. Another ueeessl^^ sanitgr*
dairy arrangements Which will be
pressed on the legislature this year
together with the additibnat huil?mes