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School Matters
County Superintenident of Education
Calls 31eei1K of Trui'istees to Go
ver Sclool 3Inilers so ais to Avoild
Confusion When tho Fall Session
County Superintendent of Education
Wilson said yesterday that'he is call
ing a meeting of all of the trustees
of the county on Wednesday, July 20,
for the ;urposc (if (iscussing school
probl rmns for another session. This
neeting is to be held inl the court
house at tc.n o'clock. Among the
problens to be discussed are the
salaries of teachers, the insurance of
school buildings and the new laws
that were passed during the recent
session of the logislature relative to,
the schools of the county.
At this meeting, not only the trus
tees are being invited but the menm
bers of the grand jury and the mem
bers of the legislature as well. Of
especial interest at this meeting will
be the discussion of the new law re
garding compulsory attendance of all
children between the ages of eight
and fouricen years. Under the new
la.x, states Mr. Wilson, the period for
attending school is the same as the
old law but under the present law the
trustees are given the authority to de
termine the four months which a child
shall attend. This authority, how
ever, is dependent upon the trustees
givinig due notice for at least thirty
days before the, period of attendance
shalt begin.
According to the ,now law, every
parent or guardian of a child between
the age of 8 and 14 must make a re
port to the Chairman of the Board of
Trustees of his or her district on the
last Friday in July, showing age, sex
and race of such child, Unless such
is (one on said day the penalty pre
scribed is the same as that for non
attehdance. Such a penalty is a fine
of not lCss than flive dollars nor more
than ten dollars or imprisonment for
not less than flive nor more than ten
After the chairman of Board of
Trustees of each district has received
this report it is then his duty to send
such report to the Superintendent of
10ducation not later than the 15th day
of August. Likewise the names of all
children must he given to the teacher
of the school.
The tencher of the school must send
a written report to the trustees each
month as to the numbe: of absences
and the excuses for the same. If ex
cuses are .iatisfactory the trustees ex
cuse; if not such is reported to the
County Superintendent of Edhucat ion.
lieI then places such in the handls or
th e rura polI1)1ice for p rosecutLion. Tfhis
prosCcuttion is therefore canrriedl b)efore
tine neares(t magistrate for trial. Any
umagistrtate who fails to au'pirehuend the
responsible partles; or who fails to re
.Port to the County Supierintendent the
reason for such failure within thirty
(lays shall he guilty of a hreach of*
his official dutly andl on proof sub
ject to removal from oflice.
'n less a satisfactory report, conies
fronm a teacher at the end of the month
thte triustees are prohibited from Is
suinig a pay warrant to stuch teacher.
Un'ess a satisfactory rep~ort comes to
the County Superintendent he is pro
hihlted from approvIng upay warrant,
the penalty being his lIability on his
official b~ondl form. amount of claim.
Suplerintendent Wilson states ghat
the carrying out of the law is entire
ly dlependent utponi the accurate statis
tics which the board of trustees is re
qutired to give on the last Friday In
July. Unlesu( such Is done Ito thinks
that tru stces cannot issue warrants
nor he approve them.
.\l. and .\rs. II. Coke GAray cnme
down Ftur iiday to spend the week -endi
In the city with their parents, Mr. and
Mrs. W. L,. Gray before the latter
started on their Iriuj to California yes
terdlay.' They returned to 0-astonla
'yesterday, going through the country
by automobile, being accompanied by
Mr. William Gray and .\iss Hattie
Gray, who will remain with them for
about a month. 4~
"Sand" Presented in Chester and
Rock 11111 by Laurens Cast to Ap.
preiolative Audienees.
The ,group of local players who
went to Chester and Rock 11111 Thurs
day and Frlday of last week to present
"Sand," the play by Miss iRebecca
)iai, returned to the city Vaturday
afternoon very enthusiastice over the
reception accorded the play and the
social attentions accorded the cast by
the people of both places. In Ches
ter a ilarge audience came out to at
tend the play in spite of several coai.
flicting gatherings and its spontaneous
api)plause early in the evening dis
pelled misgivings that amateur talent
,would not be appreciated outside of
the home circles.~ In Rock -Hill the
play was given in the large auditoriunm
of Winthrop College before an audi
ence of about five hundred, composed
largely of teachers attending the sum
mer school but with a generotts
sprinkling of town people. Although
the play had been given before fn
Laurens and several adjoining towns
where members 6f the cast were
known, the consensus of opinion
among the caste was that the recep
tion given the play In Rock lill, as
indicated .by applause, was the most
appreciative that the cast. had (,
perienced. The principals had to an
swer to several curtain calls and when
the curtain ,went down on tile last act
the audience would not leav until
Miss DIal had responded in a short
curtain speech. After she concluded
repeated. calls were made for "Ma",
"P41)a'," and 1Jimmie" played by Miss
Rebecca Dial, .Mr. 0. L. Long and Ir.
W. E. Meng respectively, lut tile
transformation from actor to every
day apparel had already begun and
they were unable to respoild. A num
ber of the more enthusihctic came on
the stage to compliment the company
upon its success.
Several amusing occurrences added
to the amusement of the trip as, for
instance in' Chester, when several
members of the company who were
partly in costume but had not been
"on" yet, were caught in the middle
of the staige after the irat act when
the curtain went up In response to an
encore qand had to make a marathon
for the side entrances. In Rock 11111
"Pal)" Anderson forgot that he had
several more lines to say before the
third act was ended and rushed to
the dressing rooms up two flights of
stops to make a rapid change for the
fourth act. In tile midst of his ac
tivities Ill) there he heard his cie
again on tile stage and realized at
once that he had 'made a .mistale.
With lightning like rapidity, lie rO
covered his trousers, Performing neve
essary operations oi them .whilie go
ing down the steps like a house afire
and rushed on tile stage with his
shoes off. lie had the presence of
mind. however, to insert a speech tha
wotld have expained his shoeless
condition,. butt othler memnbers of thec
cast On tihe stage at thle timle were 5so
shtocked at htis appearance In hIs
stockilng feet thlat they could not re
stran!n thelir amullsemet . Thte aud(1
enice then caught tile signifiennlee or
htis hleadi-lonlg anld partly drtessed ap
pearance and let out a roar.
At both Chester anld lRock 11111 tile
ca.,t e was shownt many social a11tten
tionls by the peOple of the two cities,
especially ,by thloset who hadi friends
in the caste and b~y former residents
of Laurens. Inl Chester the casie was
entertained entirely Iin private hlomes,
nloting .heing le'ft untdone by thte htosts~
to contribute to tihe leiasutre of their
guests. Mirs. Clarence 'Cross, who has1
boon a frequent. visitor to Laurenls,
hleaded tile committee onentertaini~
mont and( saw to It that the caste was
delightfutlly and cougetnial ly situated.
In Rtock 11111 thle caste was ettrtainedI
largely at Winthriop College, som11 of
tile male membllers being enttertained
at the homes of Mlessrs. 'lziwren1ce
P'itts andl Alexander Lon1g, former res
idetnts of Laurecfs. After thte play
Feriday n.ilht Mlr. and .\rs. Long ten
dlered a delightfutl informtal rececpt ion~
to the cast, among thlose pr'esent he
lag Mir. and Mr's. Piitts and their
mlother', Mrs. J. D. Pltts, of Greenwood,
whofwas visiting tdlem.
The play was carried to these two1
cities as a part of the progr~nm of thel
Iilitergecy Commisaion to stimutlate in-'
terest in tile adult schools, of which
Miss -Wil Lou Gray Is state supervisor.
The financial aspc~t of the trip was
not lost sigrht of, however, tile ro
People of the County Called
European Sufferers. Mon
To the American Citizenshi) of Lau
rens, Clinton, Goldville, Cross Hill,
Mountville, Waterloo, Ora, 1anford,
Gray Court, Owings, Princeton, and
of the County at large, mnen, women
and children:
A cry of impending need and distress
Is reaching our ears from Central
Europe. The 1)op1le of t'iese coun
tries are facing the strong probabil
ity of going Into this fall and winter
practically naked. They are victims
of conditions and circumstances over
which they have no control, nor even
are they In anywise responsible for
much conditions. But they are human
bcings. They are outr brothers. We,
out of our blessings of )eace, health
and pirospritly ilust come to their
succor, and come (ilickly. Cold and
biting freezes come 111)011 theimi sole
two m1onths or mlore earlier than they
come upoin us. lience tile great ticed
for rapid response and action. Sotme
of tile appaIling things we are told as
to the conditions over there by re
stonible witnesses are:
Quoting from the Literary Digest:
"New born babes in hospitals itI
Murc:e atre being wrapt in newspa
"Tens of thousands of childretl
possess but one garment atyl expect
to go barefoot next winter."
"Many have to stay in bed for lack
of clothes; many a mother has sold
her last skirt for food for her starving
little ones, and wrapt herself in an
old shawl."
"Owinig to the almost worthless
value of money in these countries, all
clothes and clothing material that are
imlpoted from countries having a
more normal currency value cost very,
very dearly. For instance, a stit of
clothes now cost a Vleona University
professor three months' salary. In
Poland a iair of shoes cannot be
bought for one iember of the family
without the entire family going hun
gry for a month.
Red Cross workers tell of any nun
ber of babies being -born ;with abso
lutely no Irovision made for clothing
A million mothers, they say, will be
unable to provide clothes for thbir
new-born infants unless hel1) comes
liundreds of thousands of children
must go barefooted all through the
liard winter of Central Europe unless
American shoes and stockings colie
lerbert Hoover says that the cloth
ing of the 1pecile of Euroipe, the East
ern and Central parts, is today "worse
even than at the time of the Armis
For seven or eight years it has boen
all wear of the supply then on hand
manufactured atnd a steady decrease
of materials and )troduxctlon dux ring
thlat tie, till at pesent these people
are' ver'italy thr xead bare.''
A thxousatnd othetr facts couldx he
told sitmIlIarx to thxese, but ts5pace will
'FThe L aur ens ('ounxlty (Chap11tr of thxe
Soxxther'n D)1vislotn of the Amxericani
Red Ctross has deter'minecd to mxake a
strenuxouts effotrt to muake a countty
widle appleal to thet citizenry t''0 comet
to thxe x'cscue of these stfferling iwo
1)1es with a viml andt fr'om a synm
luathetic hxeart.
Th'lis is one of the manifold occa
sionis to be muet by a Chr istiant pco
Ide wvhen Jesxts said "I was tnakedl
anxd ye clothed0( me"'. Never' was. duxty
more nlin, nor' a cry fox' Sutc(or' more
ur tgent. Let xu.s for'get our ltty tr xou1
bies fox' a tmotmetnt anxd answetr to the~
bxest of ourt abi lily, if even to ott hurxx xt,
thxis call fr'omx beyotnd thxe seas atnd
Senx. Dial Retrns
Sen. N. H. i~ial left Monday foxr
Washxingtn to take upl hxis senlatorilal
dutties againl. Setn. D al saidi that -he
is expectinlg eatly action on hxis cot
tonl futtures bil1l and~ If it passes, as
he confidexntly expects it will, he
thinks that it will pxrove a great ben
efit to soutthernt farmers.
co11)ts fx'om the two performances be
lng very gr'atifyinxg. After thxe ex
pensos of tho tril) aro pxaid, the net
ptroc' , will be uxsed by the com
miss5ius for cer'tain activities for
which no appropriation hlas been mxade
by tile state.
on to Give Old Clothing for
ey Will Be Accepted.
thereby fulfill one of Jcsus' man
A central committee has been or
ganized at Laurens to pilut through a
campaign for the gathering in of old
clothes to be sent to these people.
I0very town and every section of the
county will be reached, and therefore
practically every one will b, given an
opportunity to make a Contribution.
We want Yotu to give somethin'g, if
only one article. This Is not an alp
Ipcal for money, although money for
now clothing, materials and shipping
expenses will be welcome, and we ex
iieet of course that many will plrefer
to contribute money. But It is pri
marily a request that every family,
and individuals without families col
lect outgrown), old iashioned, partly
worn clothing that is still useful or
C!an) he made so and give it to the led
Crons to be distributed to the peoples
of Central and Eastern Europe. The
directions sent out by the ited Cross
First of all do not send anything
you simply wish to get rid of, that is
not worth paying freight 0n. Do not
send worn out, ragged garments,
soiled untderwear, fliimsy lingerie,
fancy shoes. If the clothing you selid
needs oathling or repaiin ag, or but
tons sowed on, do that before sending.
All kilnIs of outfits for habies are
leeded. F.or women and girls of all
ages, stout, serviceable suits, cotton
dresses, underwear and stockings
that have still some months of wear
in thein are wanted. F~or men and
boys durable siits, shirts and under
wear and sox and shoes. Tie each
pair of sox and shoes together. If
you can, polish the shos. Army
"Issue" shoes with some months of
wear in them will be most acceptable.
'While summer weight clothing is ac
ceptable, spare all the heavy .weight
clothing you can. Raw materials,
such as cloth, yarn, and sewing ma
terials are needed in enormous quan
titles, in addition to the second hand
clothing. SMorchants may send shop
morn and out of (late clothing and
shoes. Anything better would be
greatly appreciated. Cotton mills
would render a wonderful service to
send yarns and manufactured goods.
Enclose a list of what you send with
the article sent. Send or bring all
articles to the Central Station at Naul
rens, in ciarge of NI. H. -IIunter, or if
youl cannot (10 this ask your pastor
what to do ,with them, hle will tell
you. Send all cash or check contri
butions to *M. II. .1llunter, Treas., Lau
reas. Some mlloney will be needed to
(lefray t ransportation charges oil at
least a carload of clothing from hele
to tile Brooklyn docks.
In Laurens and Clinton a miniature
lamgeant will greet the people, giving
a living 'picture of conditions In
Eur1opeC in tihe matter of rags on Mo0n
(lay a fternIoon1, .1)u1y It h. Solicitor's
.will call Onl you on) thatI date, perha ps
anyl3 timhe or the dlay, lbut esipecially
In) tihe afternoonl. Ti'uesdfty the I t9hm
will b e the gathering-inm-dlay. if pos
siblde have,' your 1 collnibtion1( a I done
uip amnd placed at the fron t door. Tihoso
who( may wish to contribute before
then may sedl lhenm to) 3. ii. Ihl
telr, baurendls.
W. ILM. log is captaln of collectors.
lie 0r tihe look{out for him. Th'ere
will also be a captainl of collectors for'
(lint on.
It is hIoped that everybody, menci,
wvomen andlI~ chiildrenCI of all ages ab~ove
seven or eight .will chieerfumlly and
promlfptly' respond to this urigent call
andl most5 deser01ving cause.
(Chalirmana of Co0mm ittee'.
Tio Hiold Session in Greenmvillec July
20) n'ad 21st.
llcalI clothiers are lookinug forwa rd
wvithI a great deal of Interest to thle
11ianIa meeting of thle Sout~h ("arol ina
lRetail Clothier's Association, which is
to lbe 1held In Greenvi lie July 20th and
21st. An interesting~ program has
been arrmanged, acoerding to a notie
Bent out bly Thos. M1. Watts, Sec., and
a prmofitable and pileasant meeting is
Mr. and Mrs. James R, Davis have
returinedl hIome after a delighltful visit
to relativea in Atlanta.
Musical Stars to Present. Artistic Pro.
Igram of Classical and Popular Va.
Tt the regular meeting of the Lau
rens Post of the American Legion
held Monday night ill the new club
room it was decided to stage an enter
talinmenit i the Opera House during
the latter part of Jily for the benefit.
of the post. This performance will be
given by the Clef Concert Company
w hosC scIv iceS have beeni SCCureO(d by
various Legion Posts throughout the
country, and they come to Laurens
with qiuite a reputation for their talent
as entertainers. Announcemient will
be made later as to the date of this
pe1forllance and advertisement will
be made through the local post. A
full house is deosired as a liberal
share of the proceeds will go to the
upkeep of the Legion lall. Every one
who attends will be well paid in the
enjoyment received from liearing
these talented artists.
The Post decided to start base ball
Practice and challenge other Legliol
Clubs as soon as a regular ei am is
selected, and elected Charles Fleming
as manager. The piblic may expect
sOie classy games and a winning
team from these veteran sluggers and
a fill] piblie attendance at all gaies
will be appreciated.
1y a vote of the members the
Le'gion Hall Is to be in charge of
Guy I"'. lenjamin, .who is to keep the
keys and have Aeneral care of the
(.lub1 rooml and equipmlent. The priv
ileges of the club room, and especial
ly the pool talbles, will be allowed to
those who have paid their miemllber
silpi (Ides and assessments, but each
menimber of the club 'nay bring one of
his friends occasionally who is not a
im ember.
An election was ield to fill tile l!o
sition of Post Adjitant made vacant
by the resignation of "Skinny" Mar
tin, and Thomas C. Bolt was elected.
The Post Adjutant was authorized to
write to tile Post Adjutant of the
State Legion headquarters for a de
cision as to who are eligible to be
come imeinbers of the American Le
glon and the decision will be read at
the next regular meeting.
The ne:yt meeting of the Post will
be held In the Legion Hall Monday
night, July 25. All ex-service men
who have not already joined, are
cordially invited to fall in line.
llev. Bob Jones to Speak at the First
Baptist Church .luly 21.
An overflow crowd is predicted for
the fanous evangelist, Rev. Bob Jones,
who is to speak at the First. Baptist
church of Laurens at 8:30 p. m1., July
21st. Dr. S. 11. Temileian is chair
man of arrangements.
-Laurens is considered fortunate in
being included aiong the thirteen
places to be visited by this well
knlOWn evangelist in his second~ tour
(If Poth ('arol inia under01 thle autsices
of the IEvatngelism Commtlit tee of thle
Souith Ca'irollina Sitnd~ay School1 Ass-o
(iation1. "H ob' Jones it is saidl, stands
amlonlg theO foremoest evanlgel ists of thle
worldl today. Although a comparalti
tively yountg manfl, heI is *meli knlownl
thiroiughout Amtlericn, hin~ Itg 'ondul~ct
ed hu ige ta berniacle mleetinogs in over
hlalf the states oIf the l'nion. In a
short touri of the state last Januar
lie ieadched over 10,00)0 ple~ and1( it is
ox Pected t hat thitis tour will dIra w
eveti larger ('rowds.
Mtr. Jlones comles undler thei auspices
(of tile lva angelism1 '01 Committee of Lthe
Soutth ('arolinla Suinday School asso
diltion of which Drt. W. L. Hall, pas
tot of tile Firtst Ha it.i st clhuirch of
S paritanubturg..Is c'haiman and Dri.
Rtobert S. Trtuesdale of Alafi St.
Miethodithst ('lltrch , ('olum1bia , is vice
It is expected that (quite a nutmbe'r
of peoi.l e [reom Laurens1 antd adjoiIn~lg
countties will be itn attenldance as well
as the towni peopile.
A Good iensoni
Aldermatn Joe F. Smith was late at
thed Council meeting .\lnnday night,
hut when lie camel In lie gave a good
excuse, le saId that a 1)0y hlad ar
rived at his house a few nIghts ago
and he had to stay there aw'hIle to
teach him a tew things like shoulder
lag a gun, thrlowlIvg a few curves,
LaggIng 'em out on second, smoking
cigarettes, etc. Joe F., Jr., arrived
Thursday and in hale and hearty.
Calls Great Powers to Dis
State. Departmeit Gives Out State
mi ft In Which It. Is Saild that Pres
lident Hiarding his Called ihe Prin
clpal Allied Powers Together for
Disarmamtuent Discussiont.
Washington. July 1 0.-President
Ilarding has taken definite steps look
ing to a conference in Washinigton of
the principal alied and associate(i
powers to discuss limitation of arma
'IIe also has suggested to the inter
ested nations that there be at the same
time a discussion of Pacific and Far
O."astern problems with a view to
reaching a common uiderstatnding
with regard to principles aid policies
in the Far East.
This announcement was made to
night by the state department by di
rection of the lresident, in the fol
lowing statement:
"The President, in view of the far
reaching importance of the question
of limitation of armaments, has ap
troached %with informal but definita
iitiry the group of powers hereto
fore known as the principal allied
and associated powers, that is: Great
Britaim, France, Italy and Japan, to
ascertain whether it would be agree
able to them to take part In a con
ference on this subjict to be held in
Waslhington at a time to be mutually
ar'eed uipon. If the proposal Is found
to be acceptabi, formal invitations
for such a conference will be Issued.
"It is manifest that the question of
limitation of armaments has a close
relation to Pacific and Far Eastern
problems, nd the President has sug
gested that the powers eni.ecially in
terested in these problims should tin
dertake In connection with this con
ference the consideration of all mat
ters bearing upon their solution, with
a view to reaching a common under
standing with respect to principles
and policy in the Far East. This has
been communicated to the powers
concerned and China has also been
invited to take part in the discussion
relating to Far Eastern problems."
The department's statement was
made public without comment and
the fact that the President had sug
gested to the interested nations a joint
discussion of the Far Eastern and
Pacific problems came as something
of a sunprise in Washington. The de
partinent's statement did not make
clear what nations had been ap
proached on these particular subjects,
but aside from China which was
specifically named, it was assumeld
that (reat Britain and .Japan were
among them.
Renewai of the Anglo-.lapanese al
l iance is a subject before the British
and .1 apa'n ese govern men ts, but
whiether this is contsidered by i.
ii aiding as .within the scope of the
proposed conference on Pacifle andl
Far Esastern problems has not been
diiosed. Mr. LlAoyd George, the
1int ish prime in iister'I, atnnionneed re
cent ly in the 1-louse of Commons t hat
he exiected to have some statement
to make with regard to the allianec
tomorrow, but that this was dlepend
ent uipon "t he repieis received from
thle 'n ited St at es, Ja Pan and China.''
Aolr. liaridin g's move with riegarid to(
limitation of armament was (desc ribed
by some of his adlviseirs as the second~
step i ni th 1wvork Ing out of his in te
itational pi'ogrami, adopt ion of thle
peace r'esolution having been thle first.
Before that resolution wvas put
t hrough ('ongress. he sent out infor
mal "feelers" on the sumbje'et of d is
armament. Ile now~ has gone a step
forwardl in Inviting the lprincipal al
Ihes to attend the conferenee.
Council in Session,
Cityv Cou ncil imet in reenlar' sessioti
Monday~ night, bitt besides transact
lng routine matters v'ery little wvork
was done. City Attorney Todd was
present to confer with the council
over the proposed bond issues and
said that he .wotild prepare the regu
lar notices in time for a special meet
ing the latter part of this week. Stif
tieient signatures, It was stated, had
been secured to enll the nlinoinn

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