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Sixty-Six Out of Seventy
Two Represented.
Exhibits from a Large Number of the
County Schools Showed what De
velopment Is (?oing on In the
Schools of the County. Creditable
In every Way.
Perhaps the most instructive fea
ture of the county school fair Friday
was the exhibit in the court house.
Here were assembled the exhibits of
arts and crafts from 66 out of 72
schools in the county. Drawing (
painting, needlework of all kinds,
manual training in several different
departments were shown here. The
court room was filled with the exhibits
from the schools and thousands pass
od through to see them. Resides the
special branches represented, .1 model
school room was shown as well as a
model rural community, both of these
exhibits attracting a great deal of at
tention. The tenth grade of the Lau
rens city school exhibited a sitting
room furnished and decorated largely
with things made by them. The nee
dle work and stenciling In this room
were especiolly praise worthy.
While the Lauerns city schools, be
cause of the large number of pupils,
was able to make the most compre
hensive exhibits of any of the schools,
the Sandy Springs school was deserv
ing of unstinted praise because of its
unusually splendid and extensive ex
hibit. It attracted a great deal of
favorable comment. The Clinton
schools sent tip a splendil exhibit and
it was examined with the closest in
terest by those who visited this part
of the building.
Several individual exhibits attracted
more than ordinary attention and so
are deserving of special mention. Tho
agricultural and mineral map of the
state, the exhibit of Musgrove school,
was especially interesting. The Unit
ed States flag made of corn shucks
and sent in by Youngs school was a
very unique exhibit as was that of a
cabin made of corn stalks and shucks
Bent in from Shiloh school. The quilt
exhibited by the Watts mills school
and made by Clara Martin, who has
'but one arm, was a mcrltorius exhibit.
Tho miniature steam engine made by
VS. T. Tolllson, the rolllne pin made
by Floyd Clark of the Langston school,
tho violin from Sardis school, tho
small auto b> Jake Rasor of Cross
Hill, and the chair from Musgrove
school attracted much attention. The
basketry exhibited from the Shiloh
school was splendid. The trash bas
ket covered on the exterior with post
ago stamps and sent by the kinder
garten of the Laurons mill school was
a very original exhibit, as was the
vtombtnftblon settee and fflYlrbJvaatst
box from the Trinity-Ridge school.
One of the schools exhibited sev
eral fine cabbaye dlants grown in
the garden of the school, but this ex
hibit was taken away before the name
of tho sender could he procured.
The judges exnmined the exhibits
Friday night and Saturday morning,
rendering the following report:
Report of Judges.
Hy way of explanation of the list
that follows It is necessary to state:
I. Owing to the crowd present all
during Friday it was Impossible for
tho judges to pass upon tho exhibits
until late Saturday night. Some ar
ticles had already gone hy this time.
II, Wo believe that every honor
able mention made is richly deserved
?'but there were others. Our only re
gret is we can't name them. To pub
lish all would swamp the capacity of
the newspaper columns.
Several articles, which should have
received honorable mention, were
necessarily thrown out because they
?wore not properly marked.
The Judges.
Plain Sewing.
Stocking darning, Annie L. Wright,
Sandy Springs.
Plain apron, Alma Coleman. Cross
Quilt, Ruth Terry, Oakvllle.
Tear dcarn, Sarah Pitts, Shady
Fourth grade apron, Donnie Hartin,
Laurons Mill.
Contests in tlie Graded School Build
in-. Largely Attended and very In
The reading, spelling and arithme
tic "bees" In the school building Fri
day morning, while hold under very
trying circumstances, proved very in
teresting and showed what the chil
dren arc doing in those lines. The
crowds interfered with the work in
these departments to a considerable
extent and made it hard for the teach
ers and children to do consistent
The awards in these contests were
as follows:
First grade, Vera Lowe, Cross Hill,
blue ribbon.
Second grade, Sarah Eliza Swygert,
Laurens, blue ribbon.
Fourth grade, Sarah G?gging, Wade
school, blue "ribbons; Marion Bolt,
Laurens, red ribbon.
Fifth and sixth grades, Maude Ellis,
Clinton, blue ribbon: Mildred Counts,
Laurens, red ribbon.
Fourth and fifth grades. Ruf us
Wolfe, Shiloh, blue ribbon: Caroline
Riankin, Laurens. red ribbon.
Sixth and seventh grades. Addle
Simpson, Poplar Springs, blue ribbon;
Katharine McQee, Laurens, red ribbon.
Seventh, eight and ninth grades,
Clayte Roper, Laurens, blue ribbon.
Third and fourth grades. Wier Da
vis, Rock Hridgo, blue ribbons; CJriee
Hunt, dray Court-OwingS, red rib
Fifth and sixth gardes, Annie Barks
dale, Laurens, blue; Nathan Wallace,
Ora, red.
Seventh, eighth and ninth grades,
Rebecca Lake, Laurens, blue.
Eighth year apron, Lois Brainlott,
Woodrow Wilson.
Button hole, Mary Units, Wood row
Doll dress, Ella Armstrong, Gray
Plain shirt waist, Clara Williams,
Doll apron. Catherine Pulley.
Fancy Work.
Handkerchief! Catherine Simpson,
Age 9.
Handkerchief, age 7, Mattie . May
Cox, Youngs.
Plain handkerchief, Bessie Blako
ley, Bailey.
Belt, Beatrice Teague, Lisbon.
Bolt, 10 years old, Isabel Compton,
Crocheted center-piece, Minnie Ir
vin. age 1">, Trinity-Ridge.
Crocked center-piece, Emmie Lou
Washington, age 0, Laurens.
Embroidered center-piece, Mary Lit
tle, ago 1"), Sandy Springs.
Embroidered center-piece, Mattie
May Tollison, age 7, Laurens.
Emoroldered center-piece, Florence
Henry, ago 13, Patton.
Embroidered scarf, ClemlCO Mates,
age 8, Mountvillc.
Embroidered scarf, Mattie May Lit
tle, age ir>, Copolnnd.
Shirt waist front, Marie Teague, age
11. Mountvllle.
Shirt waist front, Benutrlce Teague,
age 1.r>, Lisbon.
Dross, Bessie Blakeley, grade 6,
Collar, Cleo Roper, grade 0, Lau
Apron. Annie L. Benjamin, a;;> 1".
Old Mountvllle.
Apron, Olga Simmons, ape 11,
Apron, Carrie Baldwin, ago 12, Ora.
Eating apron, Mary Rlaekwell. grade
?l, Laurens.
. Crocheting.
Crocheted sack, Sarah Eliza Swy
gert. age 7, Laurens.
Crochet sample, Olive O'Dell. age
iL Poplar Spring.
Crocheted cap, Catherine Meng, age
7, Laurens.
Crocheted sample, Mahr! Smith, ago
1J, Rock.
Bra wftlg.
Because of the large number of en
tries from the Laurens city schools,
tho exhibits from this school was
judged by grades, hence the larger
space devoted to it by the judges.
Laurens school: Grade I?Tinman
Miller, Fay Cheney. Grade TT. Sarah
Eliza Swygert, Marrcaruite Ropor.
Grado III. Eleanor Miller. Emmie Lon
Washington. Grade TV. Catherine
Crews, Grade v. Carolyn Itankln, Pat
(Continucd on Page Eight.)
Conservative Estimates Place the
Number of Children, Teachers and
Trustees at 3,000.
Conservative estimates place the
number of school children, teachers
and trustees In the parade Friday at
3,000. Besides those in the parade
there were large numbers of children
going to the schools who were not In
line at all, bringing the total number
of school children in Laurens to quite
a high figure. It can easily be said
that no such parade was ever held in
Laurens before and doubtless any
where else In this vicinity. Numbers
of the schools over the county re
ported here with every pupil In line
and numbers of others were here with
just a few absent. If it had not been
for the fact that the weather condi
tions were so favorable for farm work
after a season of rain the coveted
1,000 would easily have been reached.
As to the total number of people here,
children and parents, it would be hard
to estimate though it is possible that
the ligure would run near the six
thousand mark. Anyhow, it was a
great day and one long to be remem
A noticeable and commendable fea
ture of the parade was the uniformity
of dress on the part of the children.
All of the girls were dressed in white
and a large majority of them in middy
blouses, making a very striking ef
fect. Several of the schools deserve
special mention for their costumes
in this parade, particularly the bailey
school, the Watts mills school and the
Laurens mills school. The Laurens
city schools was especially noted for
its military bearing, precision of
step, etc.
A large number of trustees showed
their interest in the work by being
in line behind the children.
Parade of School Children and Scenes
in the City Taken in Hie Movies.
The moving picture man attracted
no small amount of attention at the
fair. Because of the inexperience of
those managing this part of the pro
gram, as many of the school children
were not gotten into the picture as
was, originally intended. The auto
mobile parade was left out almost
entirely, Mr. Lavender thinking, after
a large number of the children had
passed, that no more film remained,
when in fact quite a little bit had not
been used. With the 'remaining few
feet of film, however, several scenes
at the athletic meet were taken.
Besides the pictures taken in con
nection with the fair, other scenes ov
er the city were taken. The glass fac
tory was visited, several views of tin
business section were taken and some
views in the residential section. A
picture was taken of tho ofllcial rais
ing of the "stars and stripes" over the
now federal building, the cord carry
ing the banner to tho top of the pole
being pulled hy Miss Annie Rie.hoy.
O'.her seenes in and around the city
wore taken and these will be seen
when tho film is developed and shown
at the opera house.
I _
Seaboard Official in the City.
David W. Morrah, traveling passon
ge?* agent of the S. A. L. railroad with
Offices in Atlanta, was among the visi
tors in the city Thursday. He was
here looking after details of special
passenger service for the Atlanta mu
sic fotlvnl and the reunion in Chatta
nooga. Mr. Morrah spoke Very pleas
antly of Laurens, saying it always gave
him a great deal of pleasure to make
his calls here. The buslsess men, he
said, always receive (he the traveling
public hospitably and courteously,
dropping the affairs of tho moment
to extend a welcome and to give the
Opportunity to transact, business with
out unnecessary delay. Mr. Morrah
made a number of calls on different
h"8lnC88 men of the city, being Intro
duced by Mr. F. .F. Nelson..
Honored in Charleston.
Mr. W. 1'. Thomason, who went as
a deli gate to the meet in:; of the Jun
ior Order of United Mechanics In
Charleston In -t work, was elected
State vice councilor, one of the high
est offices in the slate lodge. .Mr.
Thomason spoke very enthusiastically
of the meeting, saying that a most
enjoyable as well a? profitable pio
gram was carried out.
Youthful Athletes Show up In Fine
Form. Clinton, Gray Court and
Trlultj-Ridge Win Largest Honors.
Immediately following the parade
Friday the high schools of the coun
ty hold their athletic meet at the new
Held on West Main street. The schools
participating in this meet were Clln
tin, Gray Court-Owings, Trlnlty-Rldgo,
and Laurens. Some line athletic
stunts were pulled off and the Im
mense crowd that attended showed its
interest in every event.
Clinton and Cray Court-Owings car
ried off most of the honours, the form
er's team getting away with the high
est score, thereby winning the tro
phy cup presented by Fleming Bros,
of Laurens. For Clinton, Clarence
Galloway proved the real hero of the
day, winning the 220-yard hurdles, the
220-yard run, the running broad Jump
and the polo vaulting. He was close
ly pushed for highest honours by Earl
Brooks of the Cray Court-Owings
team, who captured three events, the
100-yard dash. 880-yarda run and the
140-yards run.
Trinity-Ridge high school came in for
next honours, getting away with the
shot-put and high Jump. The shot put
was won by Harry Mitchell and the
high jump by George Langston.
The medals were awarded after the
oratorical contest Friday night. Sam
Prather, captain of the Clinton team,
was given the trophy cup to keep for
his team. The records showing the
first three in each event follow:
1. Brooks, Qray Court-Owings.
2. Galloway, Clinton.
3. Lynchburg Clinton and Sullivan,
1. Mitchell. Trlnlty-Rldgo.
2. Langston, Trinity-Ridge.
?,. Curry, Cray Court-Owings.
1, Galloway, Clinton.
2. Sullivan, Laurens.
2. .laoobs, Clinton.
1. Brooks, Gray Court-O.winga.
2. Crisp.
3. Holmes, Laurens.
220 DA SI I?
1. Galloway, Clinton.
2. Lynchburg, Clinton.
3. Mitchell, Trinity-Ridge.
1, Brooks, Cray Court-Owings.
2. Copeland, Clinton.
2. Donnan, C, Laurens.
1. Langston, Trinity-Ridge.
2. Brooks, Cray Court-Owings.
2. Ceo. Mitchell, Trinity-Ridge.
1. Galloway, Clinton.
2. Harry Mitchell, Trinity-Ridge.
2,. Brooks, Cray Court-Owings.
1. Galloway, Clinton.
2. Langston, Trinity-Ridge.
3. Brooks, Cray Court-Owings.
rraynliani Guards will lone Annual
Inspection by Gen. \\, IV. .Moore and
CupL McCnlly.
Friday the 25th, the Traynliam
Guards, will be Inspected by ('apt. P.
K. McCi.'JIy and Adj. Gen. \V. W.
Moore. This inspection Is held an
nually and during the day there will
be many Interesting events. The regu
lar drill will bo Ptomotimo during the
,aftern'oon. and no doubt hundreds
will be on the square to watch the
work of the local company. The
Traynham Guards, under Capt. W. R.
Rlchoy, .lr., la considered one of the
beat companies in the state National
Guards and has always heretofore
boon highly compllmontod by the In
specting officers.
Capt. Richoy requests that all auto
mobiles be removed from the south
side of the public square for that af
ternoon as this will be the place of
Voted sM'000 Bonds.
Laurens school district No. 1, voted
on the issuing of $4,000.00 bonds last
Saturday and the vote stood 28 to 7
in favor of leaning tho bonds, The
money will be used in erecting a new
school building for the Trinity-Ridge
school and in making other ncccS8ary
Improvements, The handsome ma
jority in favor of voting the bonds is
a most encouraging Indication of the
admirable interest the people of tho
county are taking in education.
Young Folks Wont Iii the Fray with a
Vim and .Made Things Lively*
While possibly not accompanied hy
that "statellness and dignity" char
acterizing the high school athlotto
contests, the elomentary athletic con
tests for the hoys am! girls of tho
county schools below the eighth grade
proved equally as tntorestng and ex
citing in tho extreme. In addition to
the contests tor the children them
selves, several events were on the
program for tho teachers besides sev
eral events introduced rather sudden
ly which were not on the program,
for instance when Supt, Jones was
knocked headlong over the brick re
taining wall on the east side of the
graded school campus when two girls
ran into him at the finish of an excit
ing race. The younger children had a
big time of it, both in the morning
and afternoon contests. A feature of
these events was the relay race, which
was participated in by four hoys from
each of three schools entering. The
four boys from each of tho schools
were strung around the school
grounds at about equal Intervals so
that there were four groups of three
boys each. Each of the boys in (he
first group represent inj; the different
schools, was given a handkerchief.
The starter gave the signal ami the
boys dashed off at full speed to tho
next group where each hundkcrchlcf
was quickly transferred to the respec
tive contestant in the waiting group
and the race continued by the next
throe boys. This continued all the
"way around the grounds, the last
group of boys returning to the origin
al starting place competing the cir
cle. Tho race was made in splendid
time, the Laurens school Winning.
Paul M?lmes, John M. Mudgens,
Charles Thompson and Harry M,cAlls
tor composed the winning loiim.
1 lido-bound rules and regulations
received small consideration in these
events. The boys and girls were of
tor the contests and tho judges were
aOler letting them have thorn ami
thoyfind 'cm. Dash and pepper were
tho rules here. When the events were
called the youngsters and youngster
esses jumped in. tok a chance ami
won or lost: If, perchance, a wily
potato refused to slide into a sharp
pointed spoon with wonted speed, the
said potato was chased until captured
even if a bead on collision or a spec
tacular high dive was necessary to
encompass him, The object at these
contests was to "get there" and the
kids didn't fall >o make good. Alto
gether, this was one of tho most en
joyable features of tho day.
Tho only records kept of those
events were the names of those who
"boat". Hero they are:
100-yard dash, Donnan, Watts Mills
Low hurdle, David Copeland, Sardls.
Running high jump, Sample Mit
chell, Trlnlty-Rldgo.
Running broad Jump, Henry McAUs
ter, Laurens.
75-yard dash for teachers only, (This
was a pippin), tii J. M. Powell, Watts
Mills; (2) B. A. Fuller. Mountvillo:
(Only throe in tho race).
50-yard dash, girls only, Cora Lang
. ton, Rabun school.
Potato race, John Bonham, Watts
ShOO Race, David Copeland, Sardls.
Throo-loogod race for boy:. Clyde
I Darnoll und Claude Franks, Laurens
Three-legged race for girls, Esther
Hern and Holland CfOWB, Lannn-.
Relay Race. Laurens.
The Piedmont Contest.
in the Plodmonl Oratorical Con
tost, hold at Oroonvlllo Friday night,
Waddy Duncan, of the Walhalla high
school, won rust place Hugh Alken,
who represented the Laurens high
school, made .'i very creditable speech,
reflecting credit up';:: hlmsolf and up
on the school. At the athletic- con
tests hold the next morning, Herbert
Sullivan came out third In the hurdle
Special Tax at Rcnnn.
An election on the question of vot
ing a Special live mill school tax in
Jacks school district No. 3 was held
iasl week. The election wont 17 to 7
in favor of Voting the tax, thus put
tin;; this district alongside all of those
other districts in the county who have
voted the tax. Thfl Is the district In
Which Renno is situated.
Cross Hill Man First and
Laurens Second.
High School Orators Give a Very
Creditable exhibition of Oratorical
Powers at (he School Auditorium
Friday livening. Other Medals
The crowning event of the county
school fair Friday came In tho even
ing, when tho animal oratorical con
test was held. Dewey Nelson, repre
senting the Cross Hill high school,
carried off the highest honors In this
and Randolph t.ittie, of tho Laurons
city schools, carried off second. Dew
ey Nelson was the second speaker on
the program and from the moment
that he began his oration it was evi
dent that he would In- a strong eon
tender for the tlrst place. Display
ing an innate eloquence ho yet showed
the result of able and painstaking
training) his splendid effort last year
being remembered by many in tho
audience, Randolph Little showed
considerable improvement ovor bin
work in the prelemiuary contest and
made n splendid Impression tipou the
audience. Ho was marked as a pos
sible winner Immediately his speech
was finished, But, as Rov, .1. B. Green
who presented tho medals said, all of
the orators acquitted thdmsclVOS well
and with different judges it is possible
that the result of the tleliboratlons
might have been otherwi. e.
The following are the names of Ihn
contestants, their subjects and tho
the schools they represented:
Aaron Cannon, Gray Court-Owings
The Character or Napoleon Bona?
Vans Waldrop, Lanford Sam Da
vis, the Scout.
.lohn Holland Ihinleiv Clinton ?
The I Hack Horse and his Rider,
ISugeno Mitchell, Mountvillc Tho
Confederate (Jlrl Wife.
Dewe.v NelSOlt ro:s Mill Death
Of Lafayette.
Randolph Little, Laurens The New
Fiber! Freeman, Princeton Hora
tio at the Bridgo,
Robert Barnett, Trlnlty-Rldgo Tho
Murder or While.
The contest was pre id< d ovor by
Hay no Taylor, of tho Lauren city
schools, who is president of tho asso
ciation. ThO judges we e |{c\. .1. B,
Giern, of Greenwood, Supt. W, W.
Nickels, of Greenwood, and Prof. Toy
Con, of Purman University.
A splendid musical program was
furnished by the orchestra of tho Pro
bytcrlan college al Clinton, composed
Of Dr. Voting, 1st Violin, Ml Dan
Brlmm, 2nd violin, Mr, Henry firlmm,
! flute, Mr. Neely, cornet, MIpi Curcolli
' accompanist and dircotoi
During an Intortnlssion while tho
judges Wore Coming lo :t : Ion, Hot;.
R, A. Cooper call''; Aaron Cannon of
?he Gray Court-Owings school to tho
front and presented him with the Ovo
dollar gold piece offered by the Honry
Laurens chapter, I). A, it.. for the host
essay on United Slates history. II will
be noted that ho was also one of the
contestants in the oratorical d Iit08t<
thus being doubly honor* d.
After the judges had come t i their
conclusions as to tho successful I cab
ers. Rev. .1. It. Green awarded tbo
medals. Beside, the oratory i icdals,
he also awarded the medals 0f7>) i d
for the different athletic oveptfi in tho
high school contest. These iv sre as
follows: Karl Brooks, Gray <v> -r ow
ings, medals for 100-yard tint I 140
yard run and 880-yard run; Clarence
Galloway, Clinton, 220 hurdles, 220
yards run, running broad jump, polo
vault: Harry Mitchell, Triaitv * Id ? .
shot put: George Lnngalon, Trlnlty
Sam Prath or, fee captain of the team.
This cup Will have the name of tho
successful team inscribed upon it and
tho team will hold it until the v.evf,
meeting when It will be again contest .
cd for.
Ridge, high lui
by Fleming Br
ag the In
ichool athletic
e Clinton high
rophy, offored
(?'in ' rnak
?0 in t ie high
s awarded tf>
nd handed .o

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