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The Laurens advertiser. (Laurens, S.C.) 1885-1973, October 18, 1922, Image 7

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Neglect of Primary Grades for the i
ibuidliiiai of IIIh1 $ehools 31ars I
Achievements of Year.
Unusual progress in the imlprovO
ment of material equipment, enroll- i
ment, attendance and teaching forces
marUred by the neglect of the primary I
grades--such is the, history of the
mill schools in South Carolina during I
the last year as seen by William A. I
Shealy, state supervisor of mill
A racking
nervous headache ?
chases it away.
financial responsibility had
we could become a membe:
SERVE system of banks.
Being a Member Bank
means that our bank is one
of banks linked together I
When your money is in
it when you WANT it---be
curities any time to our Ce
get MONEY.
We add 4 per
Make OUR ban
The Enterprise
N. B. DIAL, President
*An Unde
Battery -
The CW Battery
(Wood Separator) has
quality plates, selected
cedar wood separators.
Built right, of all new,
high-grade materials.
Easily the best low..
priced battery you carn
Sizes to fit all cars.
Laurens Storag
West Lai
: and~T
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"The results of the year's work,"
hI r. Shealy says in his annual roport
o the state superintendent of educa
ion, made Inublic yesterday, "have
menl encouraging. New school houses
vere .built. Old ones were enlarged
tnd repaired. 'New equiment was
(ided almost everywhere. Teachers'
alaries were kept up to the standard.
living conditions for teachers were
>rovided and improved at many
>laces. Inrollment an'd average at
endance were enlarged everywhere.
L'he attitude of tmill authorities to
vard their schools has been whole
tearted and helpful. Patrons have
Iven intelligent cooperation. 'Cill
Iren have done better work. Teach
rs have given heir best services in
most cases. Divided progress has
Keen made 'all along the line."
Such in e.itomce is the record of
he mill school's progress, but, Mr.
Thealy finds, there' is also its record
)f failure. "One of the greatest, if
tot the greatest, evil," he says, "is
he MEN as well as their
.to be found 0. K. before
of this National System
of a vast, strong CHAIN
or the protection of our
our bank you can GET
:ause we can take our se
ntral Reserve Bank and
:ent. interest.
k YOUR bank
National Bank
C. H. ROPER, Cashier
Other sizes at
uallhtly higher
e Battery Co.
arena St.
he overcrowding in the lower grades.
fl'e idea seems to be prevalent that
anybody can teach the primary grades
nd that the number of pupils tinder
Inch teacher does not make very
niuch difference.
Overcrowding Found C'olmnn,
"It is rather a common condition 'to
Ind the liist and second grade teach
rs einrolling from 50 to 75 puipils,
aking them in two sections, giving
'ach section about two hours of in
struction daily. In the same school I
iften find the highest paid teacher
witlh 12 or 15 pupwils in the higher
rades. This neglect in the primary
g~ra(es is rarely, if ever, overcome.
School authorities everywhere are
straining every nerve to raise school
money, much of which they are wast
Ing on a few puoils in the higher
4 rade(s. Two or three pupils in the
ninth and tenth grades have no right
to rob the multitudes in the first and
second grades. This comonn evil
must be corrected 'before we can make
our schools effective."
.r. Shealy also challenges the basic
idea of the mill schools, denying it
any real raison d'etre. "The idea of
su1pporting a separate school for mill
children,'' he says, "is wrong in prin
ciple as well as in practice. It is ex
ilensive and often results in a poor
school. The contention that mill chil
dren will not go to thd regular district
school is ill founded."
'nder ('ity System
'Sixty mills in the state, Mr. Shealy
finds, do not havo separate schools
and are getting ''erfectly satlsfac
tory" results: .\nderson, lirogou, t luli
noX, Counit'ross, Townisend, Orr, ltiv
ersie, 'T'oanway in Anderson; Iva,
l'edlet on, Illambe'g; Royal, (ha rles
ton in ('har leston; Gafney, Iillamrick,
(love, I.iiesione, Cash, lusgrove and
Irene in ("afney; Iilaeks-burg and
Springstein in Chester; Dillon, Mani
er, Iiartsvill'; Camperdowi, Vardry
in Greenville; Fountain Inn, Simpson
ville; ii'rankvin in Greer; Kershaw,.
('lint'en, LA'xington, hat eshurg, Marion,
McColl, Westminster; Orange, Santee
in Orangeburg ; Central; i'asley No.
2 and 3 in 'Libcrty; Glenco, C'apital
City, Palmetto in Columbia; Spartan,
lleaiimont, Cresceft Carlton, :'tarr in
Spartallnurg; Laandrum, Iunman, Well.
ford, Cowpens, Clover; Lock more.
Travora in Yo'k; Fort Mill, Carhartt
in Rock Hill.
Twenty-nine have schools at 'the
mill, a part of and under the super
vision of the town school, and run
less than -live grades: Abbeville, 'lonea
Path, Belton, :Willia-mston; Eureka in
Chester; 'Cheraw, Darlington, Edge
field; Grendel, Panola, Greenwood in
Greenwood; Ninety Six, Poinsett in
Greenville; Freer in Greer; Wateree'
a11(1 1iernitage in 'Camden; Laurens,
Lydia, in Clinton; Marlboro in Ben
nettsville; Oakland, New-berry, Mollo
hon in Newberry; 'Walhalla, Glenwood,
Easley, Alice sin Easley; Woodruff,
Gray in Woodruff and Jonesville. Ten
of these, Mr. Shealy believes, should
'be discontinued: iI-Ionea .Path, Vil
liamnston, 'Darlington, FEdgefield, Greer,
Ninety 'Six, W'alhalla, Jonesville, Ches
ne~ and( Woodruff.
hhecordi of Advancie Made
Thle HIorse Creek valley' section of
the stt-atiual ~(raniteville
and( [Langley--Charleston, Winnsbor'o,
Greenville, Camden, Lancaster', New
berry, Easley' and1 Sparh1tansburg are*
listed 'by the suhmpervisor as the dhs
tricts in wvhich durming the year thle
gr'eatest progr'ess has 'been made in
additions to material equipment. In
Gr'eenville the congestion 11as givenl
rise to a movement 'to establish a high
school in the center' of thfe mill senool
ar'ea, conisolidIating distr'icts 8-A, 8-Il,
8-C, 8-I) and 8-E into orec with ai speo
cmal tai levy of .17 or 18 mills anid
bonds suillicient..to pr'ovide buildings
to meet the needls of the 5,000 chil
dren now in the individual mill
schlools. The prioposed new district
wouild embrace in addition- to thle high
school the followving schools: LMills
D~unean, Judh~son, Brnandon, Woodnide,
City View, Wecst Greenville, Mona
ghan, iPoe, Samson, Bleachery, Park,
Place and Sans Souci. The proposed
area has an assessed valuation of ov
er' $8,000,000 and with t'ho ex~Cption)
of Charleston, Columbia, Greenville,
andl Spartanbur11g, would be the richest
district--in the state, its property
valuation being higher than any ,one
of r28 entir'e counties in the state.
Thirty-one counties no~w have fewei'
children than this ,:ioposed district
In addition to this work excinsively
designedl for mill schools .25 cities and
towns 'have recently or are now con
structing extensive 'buildings fot' thei'r
high schools where mill property is
being taxed and mill children attend
school. Thlese arei Abbeville, Ander
son, 'felton, IBamberg, Charleston,
Gaffney, Great Falls, Wiensboro,
Greenville, Greer, Camden, Kershawv,
Lancaster, -Walhalla, Orangeburg,
Easloy, Columbia, 'Spartaniburg, 'Lan
drum, Inman, 'Cowipens, Union, Clover,
Rokc ,Hill andl York.
Nine' districts are -badly in need of
)nddeti .huildings, Mi. ?Thealy reporte:
Vaucluse, Warredville, Autuni, Ware
Shuotas, tene~a, Cateechtee, 1Fingerviill,
'h 2apau and Buffalo.
Kell y-Sprin
0-Deliver S (6
We Have Never Seei
Compare the prices witl
they are only a little highe
30x3 1-2 . . . $12.55
32x3 1-2 . . . 19.70
31x4 . . . . 22.65
32x4 . . . . 24.90
33x4 . . . 25.65
34x4 . . . . 26.50
32x4 1-2 . . . 32.35
33x4 1-2 . . . 33.15
34x4 1-2 . . . 33.80
35x4 1-2 . . . 35.80
36x4 1-2. . . 35.85
33x5 . . . 40.00
34x5 . - . . 41.25
35x5 . . . . 42.10
37x5 . . .. . 44.40
One KELLY will outwear
kind. We do not sell "ba
Easterby Mo
Phone 200 KELLY
Exceptional interest h
practical arrangemen
The entire rear comp
seat, seat cushions,
frame, foot rest, carp,
moved from the car ii
The front seat is thern
a gross -clearance o
-through the rear dooi
In this way, a space i
in the rear compartnr
for loading.
When the rear seat
- place, the interior is
tive in appearance. I
apparent to the eye.
Business men, farmei
tourists and everyone
times, to carry bulk:
-will readily apprecial
this construction.
The price is $1
Public Square
gfield Tires
isf action
1 Any Other As Good
i others---and you will find
r than the ordinary makes.
30x3 . . . . $ 8.80
30x3 1-2 . . . 10.20
32x3 1-2 . . . 14.40
31x4 . . . . 16.40
32x4 . . . . 18.85
33x4 . . . . 19.55
34x4 . . . 20.40
Kelly makes only ONE
GRADE. It is the very
BEST your money can buy
two of the "little cheaper"
rgains" or "seconds".
tor Company
DEALER Laurens, S. C.
as been aroused by the
of the interior.
artment furnishings
back cushions, seat
at and all-can be re
1 a few moments.
tilted forward, giving
f twenty-two inches
>f sixty-four cubic feet
Lent 1s made available
fixtures are back in
complete and attrac
ts convertability is not
s, salesmen, campers,
who has occasion, at
i articles or luggage,
e the great utility of
Motor Co.
Phone 200

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